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November 1994, Week 2


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James Tichenor <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 8 Nov 1994 12:20:04 CST
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I saw it last night and was very disappointed. I wanted so much to
love this movie, but found myself distant and uncaring by the end.
I'm not sure why, although I think the acting and script was
comprimised by the music running through some of the most important
I also found Branagh's use of multicut scenes jarring - ie: the
creature's first steps and Liz's re-animated dance with Victor.
DeNiro was good, but something was missing. I wish I could figure
out why I felt so emotionless for the majority of the picture,
especially since the friends I was with generally loved it.
Maybe had to do with the people constantly talking behind me. Is it
my imagination or is this getting to be worse. The last few films
I've seen have included running commentaries from the crowd in the
form of whispers and extremely loud popcorn eating. Has TV
destroyed the theatre experience? Do people forget they are in a
theatre and think they are back home on the couch, able to blabber
on at the the most inopportune moments?
How can you love a picture if you spend the time dreading the quiet
moments, knowing someone is going to say something?
What did you think of the film?