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since I moved away from Budapest, I seldom get to see art films (bad schedule from my viewpoint).

A situation that persists. The last film I could catch in an early afternoon at an art theatre was Elizabeth - The Golden Age, which was atrocious. (While the drive of the story of the original film made the falsification of history tolerable, this sequel is a cheap melodrama whose personal conflicts are just unrealistic, the falsification of history is escalated into stereotype reproduction. And even while some reviewers said that Cate Blanchett's acting was the saving grace, methinks she ove-acted.)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Oct 1st, 2008 at 02:52:08 PM EST
Elizabeth - The Golden Age was crap.

Blanchett's second of depiction of Elizabeth undermined her work done in the first film and to finish it off, in maybe the film's only memorable scene she used a body double.

Really, for me, the only interesting bit about the movie, which I saw on DVD, was extras. One of which had a segment about the full-scale mock-up of the warship the production had made for the set — with it being fully gimbaled (so it could sway) and that one side was finished to be Spanish and the other side was English.

by Magnifico on Wed Oct 1st, 2008 at 03:07:47 PM EST
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Bleh.  Can't stand Cate Blanchett.

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Wed Oct 1st, 2008 at 04:04:50 PM EST
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