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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2002 3:38 am    Post subject: Taking sides Reply with quote

I would like to Recommend very Strongly a film titled Taking Sides, TAKING SIDES is set in Allied Occupied Berlin at the end of the Second World War. An American officer (Harvey Keitel) is sent to interrogate the great German Conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler (Stellan Skarsgard) about his support of the Nazi regime during the third Reich. At a time when other artists were forced to leave Germany or went into Voluntary exile in protest, Furtwangler chose to stay behind and continue his career, becoming one of the Nazi’s foremost cultural assets. In a dramatic confrontation, the American officer-in civilian an insurance investigator-goes up against the revered artist, calling into question his moral integrity and his artistic obligations, with the postwar world inclined to forgive and forget. Academy award Winning Director Istvan Szabo (whose last film was the equally powerful epic Sunshine) directs this film that is such a thought provoking, intelligent and powerful film experience I have had this year, the two leads are Magnificent and never lets go till the final credits roll.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2002 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

these people never learn....

but if you're not a publicist, then I'll take this film into consideration.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2002 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

with a non-descript name like "Smith", and such a very pat plot synopsis, I doubt he's anything but. Still, at least they're plugging a film that may have some substance, rather than another blue krush
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2002 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you insinuating that a film about girls in bikinis who have devoted their lives to surfing only to have it all thrown into question when love comes to town devoid of substance?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2002 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

exactly - unless you plan on watching it with some jergens and a box of kleenex, in which case it should have all the "substance" you need.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2002 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a publicist.

If not, I'll check the film out.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2002 10:31 pm    Post subject: response Reply with quote

I am not a publiist, I am a frequent movie goer, arthouse, independent American and foreign language films are my reasons to go, most mainstream films are looking tired although there are some good ones.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2002 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sniff sniff...

Sure smells like a publicist...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2002 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

deny, deny, deny

at least they didn't post insanely long posts with links and pictures!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2002 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keitel rocks. I'll see it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whether you are a publicist or not i hardly care...I only care about movie...If it's good then fine.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

y2mckay wrote:
exactly - unless you plan on watching it with some jergens and a box of kleenex, in which case it should have all the "substance" you need.

I agree with you, y2mckay.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite amazing how certain films vanish from public consciousness relatively quickly.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rented it a while back...s'alright...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forget, was timtim outed as a shill? Is this the new record for thread resurrection? Does Brian McKay really care if someone agrees with him when their tag name looks like they were hit by a taser while they had their hands near a keyboard? Jesus, this place used to be beautiful.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

István Szabó has made the film over Wilhelm Furtwangler. I have not seen yet. But i will watch it in future in DISH TV. I like serious movies.
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