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16 January 2004 @ 01:53 pm
Movies from 2003 I Haven't Seen  
Are any of these particularly good? Worth watching? Worth avoiding?

Comedian by Christian Charles (II)
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by Chris Columbus
Whale Rider by Niki Caro
Road to Perdition by Sam Mendes
Holes by Andrew Davis
Solaris by Steven Soderbergh
24 Hour Party People by Michael Winterbottom
Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) - A movie about They Might Be Giants by AJ Schnack
28 Days Later by Danny Boyle
Secretary by Steven Shainberg
Adaptation by Spike Jonze
Bend It Like Beckham by Gurinder Chadha
Igby Goes Down by Burr Steers
nettnessbondchick_nett on January 16th, 2004 04:18 pm (UTC)
first up - DIRECTED by, not actually by. they're not books, they're a collaborative effort.

the ones that actually ARE particularly good are:

Whale Rider directed by Niki Caro
24 Hour Party People directed by Michael Winterbottom
28 Days Later directed by Danny Boyle
Secretary directed by Steven Shainberg
Adaptation directed by Spike Jonze

the ones that you should DEFINITELY see apart from these are:

Whale Rider directed by Niki Caro
Holes directed by Andrew Davis
Bend It Like Beckham directed by Gurinder Chadha

and the one that you should REALLY avoid is:

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets directed by Chris Columbus - if you WANT to watch a harry potter movie, then wait for prisoner of azkaban. Alfonso Cuarón is NOT Spielberg-lite, and so in theory it wont be the poor effort that columbus (who is) has done, rather something entirely spectacular.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on January 16th, 2004 04:27 pm (UTC)
I was working off of an Amazon.com wishlist that I made when I read their "Critically Acclaimed of 2003" list. Otherwise, I would have been a little more careful. (I also just left it in to see if anybody would notice that these are movies, and not books - you're the only one, so far ;-)

It's good to know that you are a film auteur. Realize that I only use the word auteur as a substitute for french-sounding noun.
nettnessbondchick_nett on January 17th, 2004 05:45 am (UTC)
dudy, you're rocking. I'm so glad I friended you! XD
McGhievermcghiever on January 16th, 2004 04:40 pm (UTC)
I don't know much about the publishing biz, but I suspect that books are often a much more collaborative effort than they are given credit for.
nettnessbondchick_nett on January 17th, 2004 05:42 am (UTC)
oh, they VERY much are, but basically with a film its even more so. Its like the book is the screenplay (before its re-written by 8273589758009384 commitee members) and then the film is made by sixty gazillion other commitee members.