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August 17th, 2005


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10:50 am
The Coolidge Corner Theater is showing a series of great – and, uh, not-so-great – films from the 1970s over the next month or so. The full schedule and details are here, but in brief: Dog Day Afternoon; The French Connection; Jaws; Deliverance; Enter the Dragon (did I mention not-so-great?); Shaft (!); The Warriors; and The Harder They Come.
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From:z_gryphon
Date:August 17th, 2005 03:06 pm (UTC)
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My dear sir! I believe you have inadvertently transposed your first parenthetical comment. It is better applied to the film directly before the one after which it appears.

No, no, think nothing of it, old chap. Happy to help.
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From:trystero
Date:August 17th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
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Except, see, I think Deliverance really is a great film. Whereas Enter the Dragon... uh... well... isn't, by any conceivable stretch of the imagination.
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From:trystero
Date:August 17th, 2005 10:21 pm (UTC)
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But... but... Jon Voight, back when he was still pretty. And Burt Reynolds looking quite remarkably like Wolverine. And, y'know, acting and direction and stuff like that.  :-)

(Don't get me wrong: I own Enter the Dragon on DVD, and it's enormously entertaining, especially when run as a double-bill with The Kentucky Fried Movie. I might even go see it when it plays at the Coolidge. But I'm not going to convince myself that it's a great film no matter how hard I try; it's a terrible film with some great bits, almost all of which are Bruce Li.)
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From:ardaniel
Date:August 17th, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
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"WAAAArriors! Come out and PLAAAAAYYYYY!!!"

(Seriously, it's my film-geek alpha housemate's favorite movie. I don't know *why.*)
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From:chial
Date:August 17th, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
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having seen *none* of those movies, i'm not actually qualified to discuss their quality, but if you're organizing an outing, sign me up!

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