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#1 Harry P.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 01:39 PM

I saw it for the first time the other day on Showtime. I have to say I was sort of disappointed. I mean, I had heard all the hype, all the glowing reviews, etc., but I found the movie incredibly slow and boring. Daniel Day Lewis and Sally Field were good, Tommy Lee Jones was good... all the actors did a great job, and the movie looked good... very nice attention to period detail and such... the art director definitely did a great job.. but the pacing was slow and the script just seemed to plod along endlessly. It was all I could do to actually sit through it without flipping the channel.



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 01:46 PM

Things moved slower back than Harry .  :lol:



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 01:59 PM

l really enjoyed it. l saw in in the when it was playing at the movies and l bought the dvd...



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 05:01 AM

If you want something that's far from boring, go see "Gravity" in IMAX 3D. What a ride.

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 05:09 AM

By your title I clicked on this thread hoping that Spielberg was a car enthusiast and had a cool Lincoln built like this  :( :

 

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 10:53 AM

By your title I clicked on this thread hoping that Spielberg was a car enthusiast and had a cool Lincoln built like this  :( :

 

19665024.DSCN6933.jpg

 

 

Me, too.

 

 

Also sorry to hear the movie is a disappointment.



#7 Harry P.

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 02:06 PM

If you want something that's far from boring, go see "Gravity" in IMAX 3D. What a ride.

 

I've heard good reviews.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 04:44 AM

I have to agree with you Harry.  After all the hype (maybe that's the problem?) I found it very slow, I could not finish it.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:27 AM

I couldn't finish it either. I found it a great slog with way too much dialogue. Disappointing.



#10 Harry P.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 02:08 PM

... way too much dialogue.

 

Agreed. I wonder if the screenwriters were getting paid by the word?   :lol:



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 02:15 PM

I agree with Harry.  I saw it in the theater when it first came out.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 04:08 AM

You were expecting a vampire hunter?

#13 george 53

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 05:15 AM

Me 3! Izzatta chopped out customed Zephyr??? Jeeze thatsa NICE lookin ride!



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 07:16 PM

By your title I clicked on this thread hoping that Spielberg was a car enthusiast and had a cool Lincoln built like this  :( :

 

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that is a great use of vintage caddy tail lights!



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 04:20 AM

that is a great use of vintage caddy tail lights!

 

 

Isn't it?   Great creativity and outside-the-box thinking!



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:03 PM

 

 

Isn't it?   Great creativity and outside-the-box thinking!

 

Must be a car modeller........................

 

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 08:12 PM

I couldn't sit through it either, it was too focused on just one thing and (although a very good thing, no discussion about that) it got rather boring because of that. I'd rather had some wider aspect of his life.

My wife (who is American) did enjoy it better than I did.



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 01:19 PM

I couldn't sit through it either, it was too focused on just one thing and (although a very good thing, no discussion about that) it got rather boring because of that. I'd rather had some wider aspect of his life.

 

I agree. That was the same problem I had–way too focused on one specific political issue, way too much political "insider" stuff back and forth over that one particular issue. I would love to have seen Spielberg do a more overall bio of the man.



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 02:06 AM

Who cares , I made a lot of money off that picture . My prop work is in it , my son got Christmas out of it so there .....................



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 09:35 AM

Every time this thread title comes up in my queue...  am I the only person who wonders what year LINCOLN  Spielberg drove?