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    So it's the 1944 MGM version, no the 1940 British version?

    Considered by some to be a better film than the MGM version.

    According to WIkipedia

    Encouraged by the success of the play and film, MGM bought the remake rights, but with a clause insisting that all existing prints of Dickinson's version be destroyed, even to the point of trying to destroy the negative, so that it would not compete with their more highly publicised 1944 remake starring Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, and Joseph Cotten. "Fortunately they failed, and now the British film has been restored by the BFI and issued in the UK on Blu-ray in a pristine print."
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    Quote Originally Posted by captain swoop View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by captain swoop View Post
    So it's the 1944 MGM version, no the 1940 British version?

    Considered by some to be a better film than the MGM version.

    According to WIkipedia
    Yes, the '44 one with Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by captain swoop View Post
    So it's the 1944 MGM version, no the 1940 British version?

    Considered by some to be a better film than the MGM version.
    I am not one of them.
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    I have only seen the MGM version, the older film would have to be very good to beat it.
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    Series two of 'Inside No 9' is so far as good as the first.
    First episode 'Zanzibar' was a 'comedy of errors' set in a hotel involving murder, prostitutes and a wedding proposal, all done in iambic pentameter.
    Second episode 'Bernie Cliftons Dressing Room' was a 'two hander' with just the Shearsmith and Pemberton as a long defunct comedy double act meeting for the first time since their split in the 80's.
    It was outstanding. Funny and moving, the unexpected payoff at the end brought a tear to my eye.

    Episode three (on last night but I am watching on iPlayer tonight) will have to be good to top it.
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    Watching Weekly Space hangout on youtube.
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    This should be interesting, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to tv show parody of paranormal shows.
    https://io9.gizmodo.com/simon-pegg-a...ium=socialflow
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    Young Man With a Horn.
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    What are you watching?

    Watched Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Lots of style, gorgeous CGI, banal to dumb dialog, pedestrian plot. Pop the popcorn, grab a drink and check your mind at the door.


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    I was surprised with its middling critical rating; Luc Besson usually cranks out great movies.
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    "middling" ! I never see that word. But I just used it in a post on
    a different forum half an hour ago!

    Edit:

    Oh, shoot. I started out in that post saying "medium-sized", didn't
    like that and changed it to "middling-sized", but didn't like that either
    and finally changed it "smallish". But I must have typed this very
    unusual (for me) word "middling" at almost exactly the same
    moment you did. I was describing a sledgehammer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkepticJ View Post
    I was surprised with its middling critical rating; Luc Besson usually cranks out great movies.
    His films have terrific production values - e.g. Fifth Element and Messenger; the Story of Joan of Arc. But they are often short of a deeper story. In the case ofValerian it was difficult to care about the central characters of Valerian and Laureline. I also thought the casting wasnít ideal. Dehaan and Delevigne seemed like a couple of people barely out of high school. Maybe thatís true to the comic book characters but I found it distracting.


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    I loved this review on Tor.com

    Valerian is Supposed to Be About Love--Why is it So Unromantic?


    You have to begin with the strangest puzzle piece in the film’s assembly: the casting. It’s impossible to tell how old Valerian (Dan DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are supposed to be, but the actors look like teenagers, and don’t act much older, unless we’re meant to believe that DeHaan’s faux-deepened “action hero” tenor is convincing by any measure. The narrative tells us that Valerian and Laureline are excellent and experienced operatives for the government roughly five centuries in the future, but there is nothing present in the story to truly convince us of this point...

    Which brings us to Valerian’s greatest problem and central conceit—the plot revolves around the idea that Valerian is a galactic sex machine...There is one gaping problem with this: Valerian is an unlikable crapsack.
    The review has some salty language. I'm not sure if the two words I copied fall under that label.

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