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  • #16
    Re: Cinderella Man

    Originally posted by vmf
    that SOME do think it's already a masterpiece and would not have liked a much darker version of the story.
    There's no accounting for taste. Some have it. Some don't.
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    • #17
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      Ah Hairy, it's okay. Those with taste will forgive you.
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      • #18
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        Watched this last night. Not a particularly memorable film. I understand why it wasn't better received by audiences and why it didn't get many Oscar noms.

        The acting was decent, but both Zellweger and Crowe had accents that came and went. I don't really understand Giamatti's nomination for best supporting actor. He does a fine job, but there's little challenge to the role.

        The boxing scenes were not particularly well handled. I didn't believe any of the men in the ring were professional boxers. I don't know if that was the camera work or the choreography, but overall they felt completely inauthentic.

        However, my biggest problem with the entire film lies with Ron Howard's unwillingness to allow audiences to connect dots. We've just watched 45 minutes of severe Depression Era hardship, but when it comes time for Braddock to summon up the courage to defeat a much younger, stronger man after being stunned by a punch, we're subjected to a montage of flashback images including an overdue bill! I laughed aloud at the ludicrous inclusion of that image. I'm sure that wasn't Opie's intent.
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        • #19
          Re: Cinderella Man

          Cinderellla Man was slow as molasses...

          Better boxing movies such as Million Dollar Baby and the one's in development and production such as The Joe Louis Story (remake), Stalone's new movie, Rocky Balboa.

          Note: Stallone is also in production with Rambo IV.

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          • #20
            Re: Cinderella Man

            Originally posted by Authorized
            Stalone's new movie, Rocky Balboa.

            Note: Stallone is also in production with Rambo IV.
            Stallone is also desperate.
            "I ask every producer I meet if they need TV specs they say yeah. They all want a 40 inch display that's 1080p and 120Hz. So, I quit my job at the West Hollywood Best Buy."
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            • #21
              Re: Cinderella Man

              Authorized, not for nothing but how do you have any fvcking idea whether the new Joe Louis biopic, which hasn't even finished being made, will be better than Cinderella Man?
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              • #22
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                The Joe Louis biopic is a better story than Jim Braddock's.

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                • #23
                  Re: Cinderella Man

                  If you didn't like Cinderella Man, go to the nearest emergency room, because there is something wrong with you.
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                  • #24
                    Re: Cinderella Man

                    Originally posted by Hairy Lime
                    The boxing scenes were not particularly well handled. I didn't believe any of the men in the ring were professional boxers.
                    Well, Bierko was pretty bad as Baer, and Crowe was pretty average, but I thought the big guy that broke Braddock's ribs looked very authentic for the era... at least from what I've seen of vintage fight pics and films.

                    Remember, back then, boxers were not as professionally trained as today, so it's tough to compare the techniques from the Depression-era with today. I think that may have been part of the problem, that many of these guys looked *too* authentic for our modern eyes, like watching an old NBA game.

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                    • #25
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                      I thought Bierko was miscast too but when watching the real fight on the DVD you can see a resemblance to the real Baer and he's proportionally bigger than Crowe like the real fighters, adding to the underdog story.

                      With the exception of Splash, Ron Howard films always leave me somewhat dissatisfied, like a light beer. I think his touch works best when he sticks to nice light comedies with Tom Hanks and stays away from the serious subjects that require the emotional highs and lows that move people.
                      Last edited by Republic of Stephen; 02-18-2006, 10:47 AM.

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