The UKFF's 50 Favourite Films' Little Brother
Posted 26 February 2012 - 18:39
Okay, so The Big Lebowski won. Clearly the overwhelming love for it has largely passed me by and I really was not expecting it to win. It's a great film, though, and it IS good to see something different win one of these polls - however, I'm still amazed at how roundly it trounced all the other Coen Brothers films. What we're doing here is looking around at what else is good like it.
Let's start at the bottom then, with:-
50) In Bruges
What's a bit like? I'd say something like Midnight Run is probably as close as you will get - two very different people thrown together in a situation only one of them wants to be in, exceptional dialogue and chemistry between the two, and occasional glimpses of drama. Very different endings, that said!
What about the people in it? I don't think that neither Colin Farrell nor Brendan Gleeson had done much like In Bruges before it, although Gleeson showed he could handle top class comedy dialogue in the cracking Lake Placid. He's also gone on to do The Guard, which is supposed to be outstanding, too, and similar with many elements of its comedy. It's also been tremendously well received. You won't find a bad Gleeson performance, though, because he's brilliant and one of the best film actors out there right now.
Has the director done owt else of note? Aside from award winning short film Six Shooter, nowt yet! He's working on another comedy thriller called Seven Psychopaths with Farrell again, with added Abbie Cornish ( ) and Woody Harrelson about a dognapping plot.
You can watch Six Shooter, albeit with Russian subtitles, here:-
Posted 26 February 2012 - 18:47
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 19:03
It's definitely not a full-on comedy, but Brendan Gleeson is remarkable, and often hilarous, in The General. I'm assuming it's not super widely seen, as I was unable to find the DVD in England several years back, and actually bought a Spanish edition that was used as a teaching tool for dealing with strange accents.
Cheers for this recommendation, you can get on an Amazon pretty cheap now:-
Posted 26 February 2012 - 20:16
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 20:59
But to get back to Gleeson, he's passed on at least a bit of talent to his son, who pops up as Bill Weasley in the last few Harry Potters (sorry, Frankie Crisp) as well as briefly in the Coens' True Grit.
Great idea for a thread, is this.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 15:38
I forgot to mention yesterday that for the films I haven't seen, I'd like somebody to do a guest post in the same format I'll be doing this list. Later on I'll do Kelly's Heroes but if anyone wants to volunteer for Scott Pilgrim Versus The World tomorrow, then first come first served. Ta.
Go on then. Tomorrow you say?
Edited by HarmonicGenerator, 27 February 2012 - 15:39.