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I think the lines in DAD were not that far off. 'I'm here for the birds'. And Dan's little finger line isn't that far off either.
A good look at Brosnan as Dr. Fate
My taste in movies keeps expanding over the years, so maybe in the future I'll be more interested in the mega-epic scale comic book movies. (Will the fad be over by then?) I have seen a few Marvel films, and even more DCs, but I'm more interested in something like Ant-Man than The Avengers.
Yes as you say, when he was doing those films, and making stuff big audience-pleasing stuff like Thomas Crown (which still stands up very well) it did seem like he had established himself as a proper star, but that all slipped away very quickly and he ended up back in his straight-to-video, November Man rubbish. I almost wonder if he'll dig up old 'Mike Graham' for a belated third film in the series...
I will see if I can get hold of the dvd.
A few familiar faces Co star including Bond allumini John Rhys-Davies and Burt Kwouk.
They only showed part one, I will look tomorrow to see if its on catch up on my Freeview Recorder, I wish I had known before hand I would of recorded it.
When I have looked for PB early work on dvd in the past I usually have success finding it, I will explore that option if needed.
Agreed, I've been able to easily find most of the ones I've searched for.
I agree on the Thomas Crown Affair, but November Man made close to 40 million in cinema's on a 15 mil budget. Not a blockbuster, but not that bad either. I think his performance was quite good, but he was far better in the straight-to-streaming (thank you netflix, not!) The Foreigner.
I might be missing something in your post, but The Foreigner did have a theatrical release. I saw it in theaters. Maybe not in your country?
Yeah, it had a theatrical release in the US and was released on Netflix in the UK and other territories six weeks later.
There's more "brutality," if you want to call it that, in the action sequences. The fight in the woods is at least double the length of the theatrical version (there's like a whole other chunk of it included) and there are a lot more flourishes and finishing moves added in almost all of the fight sequences, including the finale (where some of my favorite bits come from). It took barely five days to arrive from China and it was a great price for the blu-ray, one of my favorite international movie purchases.
I stand corrected, the information indeed never reached me. I didn't know there was a theatrical release, certainly not here. But the full-length film is not the one shown on NF? Anyone knows if there's a difference between the European NF version and other versions?
Side note: first they got him to play a Tony Blair analogue, then a Gerry Adams one. When are we getting Brosnan as an Ian Paisley expy?
Thanks for that. I can't imagine the Chinese cut is any more than 5-10 minutes longer, but those minutes certainly count because I think they're all from the action sequences.
As for me, I just rewatched Seraphim Falls last night - it's not perfect but it's beautiful to look at and works quite well for a slow-burn, anti-war western. I wish Brosnan and Neeson got some more dialogue to work with but their physical acting, particularly Pierce's, is excellent.
I gather here in Chile we got to see the non-Chinese cut. I don't recall any difference between my copy of the movie and what I saw in theaters.
Favorite scene: Brosnan removing the projectile from his arm.
Love the allegorical ending, especially the last shot.
And yes, I love the bullet removal sequence early on. His physical acting there is outstanding and I love the way he wipes the knife across his pant leg several times before digging the bullet out.
There's a real "awh shit, here we go again" body language to him during that entire sequence which is absolutely marvelous. He hasn't said a word in the film yet, and already he manages to convey that this guy has been through a lot in life.
100%. His lack of dialogue is a strength here, forcing him to reveal the character through his agony and struggles. His pain reminded me of a very similar scene in Tarantino's Death Proof.