Corrie Class Trip 4.0 #9: Prospero's Books (Sat. 10/12)

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Re: Corrie Class Trip 4.0 #9: Prospero's Books (Sat. 10/12)

Post by Oxnard Montalvo » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:42 pm

at the risk of sounding like a horndog, one of my favorite elements was Greenaway’s portrayal of Prospero’s environment via dozens of nude people. Prospero and Miranda may live more or less alone (save the supernatural figures) but theirs is still a lively one and Prospero despite his age has not lost his vitality. I suppose one could portray this environment with plenty of flowers and non-predatory animals like a Disney movie, to let us know this is an area with “life” and not some desolate exile. but seeing the human figure in its natural state, in many instances young and fit, is an experience far removed from the everyday and far more powerful image of a purer form of nature.

the actor playing Caliban looked like he had a bright red prosthetic scrotum which I took as a source of pain for his character. so that even in his “natural state” he was neither free nor happy.

and as you said earlier, portraying the tempest as a cherubic child urinating onto a model ship gives Prospero’s deeds an air of whimsy which would be hard to pull off if the scene had been a Wolfgang Petersen-esque setpiece. so it is less surprising when Prospero is too enchanted by the young love he has created to think about revenge. but no less delightful.
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Re: Corrie Class Trip 4.0 #9: Prospero's Books (Sat. 10/12)

Post by Oxnard Montalvo » Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:29 pm

anybody want to do another one?
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Re: Corrie Class Trip 4.0 #9: Prospero's Books (Sat. 10/12)

Post by Popcorn Reviews » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:23 pm

How about Avengers: Endgame? I'm confident that nobody here has heard of that one.

In all seriousness:

The Browning Version (1951, Asquith)
The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1987, Hara)
At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1964, Marins)
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Post by Popcorn Reviews » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:24 pm

Or, if anybody who hasn't picked a movie wants to go next, it's okay if you cut in front of me.
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Re: Corrie Class Trip 4.0 #9: Prospero's Books (Sat. 10/12)

Post by Oxnard Montalvo » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:07 pm

I've seen The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On if that matters any.
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Post by Popcorn Reviews » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:22 pm

Maybe At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul, perhaps? It's on youtube for those who don't know where to find it.
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Re: Corrie Class Trip 4.0 #9: Prospero's Books (Sat. 10/12)

Post by Slentert » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:48 pm

Popcorn Reviews wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:22 pm
Maybe At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul, perhaps? It's on youtube for those who don't know where to find it.
I would be fine with that.
Though I do not have a vote since I've been missing class all this time.
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Re: Corrie Class Trip 4.0 #9: Prospero's Books (Sat. 10/12)

Post by Oxnard Montalvo » Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:07 pm

Popcorn Reviews wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:23 pm
How about Avengers: Endgame? I'm confident that nobody here has heard of that one.
also I know you're kidding but if there is one type of movie that I am severely behind on it is "movies from the last 10 years".

so maybe I'll do one of those once I burn through the rest of my LEAVES movies.
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Re: Corrie Class Trip 4.0 #9: Prospero's Books (Sat. 10/12)

Post by Popcorn Reviews » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:15 pm

Oxnard Montalvo wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:07 pm
also I know you're kidding but if there is one type of movie that I am severely behind on it is "movies from the last 10 years".

so maybe I'll do one of those once I burn through the rest of my LEAVES movies.
Same. I find it pretty hard to make time to watch modern films nowadays. I usually set periods in the year to binge watch a number of them such as Christmas break, but I always end up slacking on them somehow. I plan to correct this by the end of this year...hopefully.
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