H. Lim

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Location: Carlingford, NSW Australia


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Touch of Evil (Restored to Orson Welles' Vision) <b>DVD</b> ~ Charlton Heston
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pulp Fiction, July 6 2004
Orson Welles may have made the supposed greatest film in history with "Citizen Kane", but the experience virtually ruined him. Ostracised by Hollywood and the press after his insulting portrayal of William Randolph Hearst, he was relegated to making low budget films.
Touch of Evil was made in 1958; the last film to be directed by Orson Welles. Unexpectedly given the reins of the film, Welles threw away the script for the planned film, and in just two weeks scratched out a script based on a cheapo pulp fiction novel called "Badge of Evil".
The result, as presented now in a restored version (the movie was, like Magnificent Ambersons, butchered by the studio) is… Read more
Metropolis [Import] <b>DVD</b> ~ Brigitte Helm
Metropolis [Import] DVD ~ Brigitte Helm
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent job, July 2 2004
Of all silent films, maybe the only one still watched by a wide public today is Metropolis. Everyone who knows about science fiction knows about Metropolis.
Unfortunately the film was birth-strangled - like Once Upon a Time in America and The Magnificent Ambersons - and it falls into the strange pantheon of movies that are as fragmentary as any ancient scroll.
This only added to the appeal, of course. Like the wine buff who sighs to drink one of THE French vintages from before 1860, cineastes have spculated and respeculated about this fragmentary masterpiece. Why doesn't the story make sense? What was the movie originally like - and can it be fixed?
It is a pity that this… Read more
Barry Lyndon <b>DVD</b> ~ Ryan O'Neal
Barry Lyndon DVD ~ Ryan O'Neal
5.0 out of 5 stars Gordon Gekko in 1767, June 30 2004
Barry Lyndon is traditionally seen as Stanley Kubrick's weakest film. Yet a certain number of newer reviewers - and Martin Scorsese - are only now beginning to see that this film has been terribly underrated.
When I first saw this movie I sided very much with those who believed the film to be pointless eye candy. I couldn't see any point to this movie, which seemed to consist of more or less random events with no real beginning or end, and nothing worth remarking on in between.
Of course, years later I began having flashbacks of this movie, and was sorely tempted to buy the DVD, a purchase I finally made (the DVD is very good).
"Barry Lyndon" is as much a Greek… Read more