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Jan 30, 2015 YoungbloodG commented on Films That Are Better Than the Books They're Adapted From.
Another for the list: 1999's "The Talented Mr. Ripley ", written and directed by Anthony Minghella. By tweaking aspects of the characters & settings from the original Patricia Highsmith novel, Minghella turned a moderately interesting book into a riveting & beautiful thriller... with great performances by Jude Law, Cate Blanchett & Gwyneth Paltrow, and a fairly astounding performance from Matt Damon in the title role.
Dec 24, 2014 YoungbloodG commented on This Is an Anti-Gay Organization's YouTube Christmas Card.
What the bleeding HELL is that video about?!? Are they nuts?!
Nov 24, 2014 YoungbloodG commented on President Obama Will Declare Himself "Monarch" Tonight, According to Ted Cruz.
@3: "concertina" just means "a small concerto".
Nov 23, 2014 YoungbloodG commented on I Love Television.
Nope, he's got it wrong... Obviously, the true crowning achievement of Western civilization is the animated version of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", with Boris Karloff.
Nov 19, 2014 YoungbloodG commented on We Asked 12 People at HUMP!: Where Was the Craziest Sex You've Ever Had?.
In the trees just off the green of the 8th hole (I think) of a golf course in Kentucky... A warm rain was falling... Kinda sweet, as well as hot!
Oct 30, 2014 YoungbloodG commented on David Thewlis Isn't So Good in Stonehearst Asylum.
Greetings Charles. I'm not terribly familiar with "Naked", but I do recall Thewlis back in 1995 as more than holding his own next to the young Leonardo DiCaprio in "Total Eclipse". I wouldn't write him off as a mediocre hack.
Oct 18, 2014 YoungbloodG commented on We Asked 12 People at a Gay Bar: What's Your Favorite Queer Film?.
In no particular order:
"Maurice", "Parting Glances",
"My Beaituful Laundrette",
"Another Country", "Beautiful Thing", "Latter Days"
Aug 19, 2014 YoungbloodG commented on Christian Mingle: The Movie.
Holy SHIT, that looks awful!!! How desperate are those actors for a gig?
@20: Check out the '70s TV sit-com "Bridget Loves Bernie" for the inter-religion/drama-with-the-Jewish-in-laws scenario.
Aug 13, 2014 YoungbloodG commented on Have Your Own Philip Seymour Hoffman Film Festival.
Agree with 10: Hoffman's performance in "The Talented Mr. Ripley" was pretty great. His character was the antithesis of Tom Ripley's "damaged goods" character.
Jul 1, 2014 YoungbloodG commented on The True Story of Bess.
Have to disagree with you this time, Charles. "Porgy & Bess" is one of the great American works of the lyric theater. It's an American OPERA, not a Broadway musical. I've seen several fine productions of this work, both sung & acted brilliantly. It's not a piece that requires or needs "reworking" or "reimagining" to make it appeal to a contemporary audience. It just needs to be sung & staged well. And the only way it MIGHT be 4 hours long in the theater would be if some company had the wherewithal to actually stage the complete score AND include all the intermissions... which NO ONE does today, esp. here in America. If someone thinks Gershwin's opera is too unwieldy or opaque to make a dramatic impact today, why wouldn't they just start again with the original novel and write a new show?