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« Thread started on: Jun 3rd, 2009, 11:37am »

What do you think about this movie?
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« Reply #1 on: Jun 3rd, 2009, 7:42pm »

It is very well done, and Sean Penn's performance is sensational. He did get the Oscar for it, and that was well deserved (even though I was rooting for Mickey Rourke and Frank Langella). It's a story with a sad ending. Harvey Milk was a brave man who fought long and hard for his civil rights, and a shrewd politician. He wasn't perfect--who is? I believe that people should be taken on their merits as human beings, and that the lifestyle of consenting adults is nobody's business but their own.

The problem I had with Milk and many other movies made today is the camerawork. It was bit artsy-fartsy, relying on that technique of what I call "slash and dash"--whipping the camera around from spot to spot and making abrupt cuts from scene to scene so that you don't get to see what's going on for more than half a second. This effect may also be produced by the editing of the film; I can't tell.
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« Reply #2 on: Jun 23rd, 2009, 5:06pm »

on Jun 3rd, 2009, 7:42pm, Evie wrote:
It is very well done, and Sean Penn's performance is sensational. He did get the Oscar for it, and that was well deserved (even though I was rooting for Mickey Rourke and Frank Langella). It's a story with a sad ending. Harvey Milk was a brave man who fought long and hard for his civil rights, and a shrewd politician. He wasn't perfect--who is? I believe that people should be taken on their merits as human beings, and that the lifestyle of consenting adults is nobody's business but their own.

The problem I had with Milk and many other movies made today is the camerawork. It was bit artsy-fartsy, relying on that technique of what I call "slash and dash"--whipping the camera around from spot to spot and making abrupt cuts from scene to scene so that you don't get to see what's going on for more than half a second. This effect may also be produced by the editing of the film; I can't tell.


sounds interesting!
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« Reply #3 on: Oct 13th, 2009, 10:33pm »

Milk is memorable. As a story of Milk's personal life, however, it leaves something to be desired. James Franco is sharp as the boyfriend who ditches him, but from the moment Diego Luna shows up in the underwritten role of Milk's flakiest lover, you feel that the film is leaving out as much as it shows. But that's a forgivable flaw in the rare liberal message-movie manifesto that lingers in the mind as well as the heart
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Re: Milk
« Reply #4 on: Mar 28th, 2010, 4:21pm »

One of my favourite movies. I really loved it!!!
Sean Penn was amazing in this movie
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