Which version of The Blue Angel did you watch, Tom?
I had only 100mins left before I had to leave, so I went for the shorter one, which was the 96min English version. I will soon watch the Geman version, not because I expect more of it, but because as the movie started it didn't seem very promising and more like an uninsteresting re-hash of Murnau in the first days of sound cinema. And consequently my attention was not all invested in the movie. But then like an hour or so into the film The Blue Angel started to make a turn towards the surreal, where the guy is stripped of almost all humanity and ridiculed beyond belief. At that point I wished I had paid more attention to the 'first and second acts'. So I'm definitely going to give the film another shot and this time the German one.
Are there any R.W. Fassbinder fans around here?
the raid : redemption
second viewing, with good company this time around too. probably the greatest action movie of this decade.
I went to see that alone. Would have preferred good company, but I still thought it was a great action movie. Two hours of firefights and hand-to-hand combat, interruped every fifteen minutes or so for like one minute of plot expostion and character devolopment. Great structure for an all-out action movie like this one.