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chiral3
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Posted: 2016-06-16 22:29
Me too. Fucker. BTW, what's her phone number?

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Posted: 2016-06-16 22:32
I lost her number. You have it. you have a special name for her.

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Posted: 2016-06-16 22:33
Lambo guy.

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Posted: 2016-06-19 02:21
Liquid Sky ... I dunno guys: while I enjoyed the cheese, the 80sness, and the fucked-upness, this would not be high on my recommendation list. I would love a Mystery Science Theater of this however.

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Posted: 2016-06-19 03:28
Liquid Sky is a horrible movie. Good you saw it, though. Stalker you have to see. It's actually a good movie.

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Posted: 2016-06-19 10:18
the 80s suffered from 80s-ness on too many movies. I wouldn't say that about 70s, which had a lot of great films (inluding Tarkovsky's stuff).

I suppose the movies I did like from 80s are:

1. Blue Velvet.
2. Ran
3. Bladerunner.

I actually count Raging Bull and The Shining as more 70s ish.

80s had some decent chinese films released in the west as well.

Red Sorghum comes to mind.

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Posted: 2016-07-03 18:13
Ex Machina

Could be a bit more twisted though. Cool

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Posted: 2016-07-26 04:51
I thought The Big Short is the only watchable film I saw in the past 2 years. Or at least, the only watchable that they play on long distance flights.

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Posted: 2016-07-29 21:22
watching it now.

Like the Fourth Wall comic thing.

But some of the dialogue is making me cringe- "We would like to get an I S D A agreement" or, when the one dude is explaining to a bunch of guys on a fixed income desk what a " DEFAULT SWAP" or a "C D O" is, as if they wouldn't know.

"one billion capital requirements for an ISDA" hahahahhahahahahha

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Posted: 2016-07-30 05:22

I don't recall a scene in which someone explained CDO's to a fixed-income desk. I thought Steve Eisman was always on set to offer advice on dialogue, etc.

I thought all actors, particularly the character actors in single scene roles were very impressive, look at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3h5UJyzOSs

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxjdj5_5yNM

In general, I liked all the scenes with 'Mark Baum'.

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Posted: 2016-07-30 06:16
I'm talking about when the salesman came into "Mark Baum's" FRont Point office (which in the film was in Manhattan, rather than Greenwich) and was blathering on about the amazing payout of a CREDIT DEFAULT SWAP and who then explained what a CDO was with a tower of blocks. (although the blocks thing I'm guessing was supposed to be comedy). I think that prop would have been funny and appropriate for theatre and in fact I think this film would be ripe for a Broadway version.

I did enjoy the film a bit, especially when it was funny, but they painted way too much of a saintly picture of Rickert, Baum and Burry. Like I really believe that all three of these guys felt that bad for the world despite the fact that they made a fortune betting against housing. I haven't read the book but this seems to be a Michael Lewis MO- find guys who had their 15 minutes of fame in some greedy endeavour then fell from grace for various reasons; what is interesting about that approach to story-building is those types of guys are more likely to cooperate with the likes of Lewis to paint a dark picture- ex-poste, than if they continued to be huge successes in their respective businesses. I doubt if John Paulson advised in the film...

Plus I didn't like the side drama of Baum harbouring some angst/despair/self-inflicted guilt about his brother- out of place for this film and I had no empathy for him, even when he and his wife are huddling down and his balling like a child.

The film would have been better if it weren't so, so, hagiographic (thanks Chiral!) and maybe more pure comedy (I'm thinking like the 1991 or so HBO film version of "Barbarians at the Gate", which was funny and James Gardner fit that comic role of F Ross Johnson like a glove)

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Posted: 2016-07-30 06:39
by the way Gosling's performance IMHO was the best. I did like his cocky attitude (with a bit of humour)
the block scene

but I think better versions of cockiness/arrogance are here:

match me Sidney

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Posted: 2016-09-18 14:38
Watched "A Bigger Splash" on the plane. Crap.

Is it just me, or is Tilda Swinton not only ugly, but also a bad actor, can't sing and can't dance. And we're supposed to believe she was a rock star who can make a younger hot chick, a toy boy and an ex-flame all jealous? The only explanation is that maybe she funded the film??

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Posted: 2016-09-26 00:34
The Journey (1959)
The Seventh Seal (1957)
The Hill (1965)
Henry V (1989)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)

Anyone who is married NEEDS to see the last one.

Maybe the Smiley's People (1982) if you want to learn how to make MD in a bank.
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Posted: 2016-09-30 23:34
I really like "Secrets in their eyes".
Much more nuanced and varied that I expected. IMHO, a little gem.
(The original not the Hollywood remake).

I second wholeheartedly several of the recommendation below, especially The seventh seal, Henry V, Ran, Blade Runner, Stalker.
Trying to think about more good 80's movies... I spent the decade watching movies... now if only I could remember.

The Hill and Ex Machina I have not seen - will add to the list

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Posted: 2016-10-01 15:37
80s cross over 90s. Sheltering Sky. Last Emperor. both done by your compatriot.

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Posted: 2016-10-01 15:39
@Kitno

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)


this script, along with "Sweet Smell of Success" (Burt Lancaster/Tony Curtis circa 57 or something like that) are the most tightly, smartly, insanely brilliant screenplays I've ever encountered.....


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Posted: 2016-10-04 08:53
Sully (2016)

From now on, I only watch movies with Tom Hanks and/or made by Clint Eastwood. I want to be happy.

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Posted: 2016-10-04 20:32
Not because of the movie is about the story of a boilermaker? Wink

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Posted: 2016-10-05 01:45
Good to hear from you, Mouse Big Smile How's life treating you? Are you doing good things or what?

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Posted: 2016-10-05 20:30
Hi Snowman, everything is fine, life is good (although could be better), I am trying to good things, at least try not to do bad things. Have you visited our Alma mater recently?

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Posted: 2016-10-06 01:55
No, mouse. I think I've overstayed my welcome there.

PS When things are less than optimal, repeat `I`m not in Aleppo. I`m not in Aleppo`, and you will be fine. Okay?

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Posted: 2016-10-07 02:57
Bertolucci is ok though am not a massive fan.
Italian 80's that I'd recommend ?
Once upon a time in America
Oci ciornie

More widelya, most of W Allen 80's were good or very good

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Posted: 2016-10-07 06:46
WRT to Italians. You cannot get wrong with Fellini, Antonioni, Pasolini.
Or Lucio Fulci ( which is somewhat special)
Bertolucci, I don't like him. At all.

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Posted: 2016-10-07 07:25
I still prefer Clint Eastwood/Tom Hanks-type films where choices are morally clear, just as in real life.

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