June 14th, 2011, 12:52 PM #11
Didn't like the movie when it first came out. Like it much better now. Wonder if Darby does not like this movie because he is the Private Pyle of LGK...jk.
Liked the start with the boot camp segment. Also liked the field reporting and camera work in the battle scenes. Joker was a gerat character to follow.
The camera work in this movie obviously was a great influence on the camera work in Saving Private Ryan.
June 14th, 2011, 01:02 PM #12
I also like the first half of the movie. There are times when I turn it off after the bathroom incident.
Outside of Emery's quotes and performance, two things stick in my mind about the movie:
1) Until they show the quiet scene where Joker and Cowboy talk to each other about Pyle, the only major dialogue come from Emery yelling at the recruits. Everything else up to that point are the soldiers giving their short response to his questions.
2) I really like this dialogue between Joker and Animal Mother:
I'm a combat correspondent.
Well, you seen much combat?
I've seen a little on TV.
June 14th, 2011, 01:10 PM #13
Well, yeah. That part was just about perfect, aside from Matthew "I can't act" Modine being in the movie. Which is what makes it a 9.5 on a scale of ten for me - a perfect 10 with a half point deduction for Modine. I dream of that movie having being made with a different actor in the lead - Sean Penn, maybe, or just about anyone else. Mind you, when I first saw the movie I hated the second half. It's grown on me since then.
Originally Posted by Winsomemore
Last edited by santiclaws; June 14th, 2011 at 01:12 PM.
June 14th, 2011, 02:36 PM #14
June 14th, 2011, 02:46 PM #15
I see. I think Modine was fine but hasn't done anything better before or since. He played it pretty faceless...maybe that's what the role called for....
Originally Posted by santiclaws
June 14th, 2011, 02:47 PM #16
Great Movie Joe! Saw it again last week on netflix.
Originally Posted by BIG JOE
June 14th, 2011, 02:50 PM #17
I was thinking about that movie. The first time I watched it I had to turn it off. Still haven't seen all of it. For gore/realism that movie pretty much has it in spades.
Originally Posted by BIG JOE
June 14th, 2011, 05:27 PM #18
That right there. I love that about Part 1. The movie tells its story through mostly non-verbal means. It's all character and situation driven. The exact opposite of music where virtually everything is audio driven. It's a credit to the writers and SK that it worked so great.
Originally Posted by Hipcheck
June 14th, 2011, 07:38 PM #19
Since I have watched this film a million times, I just want to jump in, but I do have the DVD and some time, so I might watch it again. Might as well before I start getting involved in the discussion. I will leave you with this, however.
And I am paraphrasing.
"Texas, huh? There are only two things that come out of Texas, steers and queers, and you don't look like a steer!"
June 14th, 2011, 07:48 PM #20
Just to weigh in with a quote for now:
Private Eightball: "What we have here, little yellow sister, is a magnificent specimen of pure Alabama Blacksnake. But it ain't too goddamned beaucoup."