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Old 02-09-2013, 01:30 PM   #91
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I liked this. SP set. It does not hurt that this seems based on a true story. http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-202_162-6627393.html

Ought to be interesting to see where this goes.
In the true story the agents were very RRRRussian. These two are passing as Mr. & Mrs. Suburbia.

There's no doubt that the KGB, aka Russian mafia, had (has!) people in the US, but they're obviously Russian. We had a Russian guy shot down in cold blood in a suburban shopping center parking lot.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:49 PM   #92
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Yeah, I think this is based more on the old Cold War urban legends about Russian spies who grew up/were trained in fake American cities and sent over here to Live Among Us as sleeper agents, and destroy our way of life when they got the signal from Москва.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:36 AM   #93
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But it's strange how little of a visionary he turned out to be...i.e., he did Miami Vice and Ridley Scott did Blade Runner at pretty much the same time, and they both seemed very forward-looking. But Miami Vice today looks quaint and old-fashioned, whereas people are still imitating the look of Blade Runner.

Which to me makes Michael Mann somebody who had a vague notion of where the culture was going and did a brilliant job of shaking off some (but not all) of the deeply-embedded tropes of the day, and Ridley Scott a visionary who not only saw very clearly where the culture was going, but helped shape it.

Which isn't to say Michael Mann wasn't important in 1984. It just wasn't a lasting kind of importance. He rode the wave, which is more than most people ever accomplish. Ridley Scott WAS the wave.

If any of that makes sense...
Certainly. I would not compare anything Michael Mann has done to Blade Runner, which is incomparable. I wouldn't compare most of what else Ridley Scott has done to Blade Runner either. But in terms of filmmaking, Mann was ahead of his time. Miami Vice is dated in terms of costume, writing, etc., but created a kind of production value that television just didn't have before.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:12 PM   #94
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Certainly. I would not compare anything Michael Mann has done to Blade Runner, which is incomparable. I wouldn't compare most of what else Ridley Scott has done to Blade Runner either. But in terms of filmmaking, Mann was ahead of his time. Miami Vice is dated in terms of costume, writing, etc., but created a kind of production value that television just didn't have before.
This.....and, off-topic, the newest Blade Runner Blu-ray release is just unbelievable...
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:46 PM   #95
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I accidentally deleted the pilot, got yelled at by the wife. Re-acquired it through wizardry means.

I liked it.. I was born in 1980 so I can't really say how accurate it feels as a time piece. The wife in the pilot seemed a lot more cold to the husband.

Blade Runner, one of my favorites..... I owned the director's cut (before the latest was released) and it has the narrative removed. When I showed it to friends they all would usually pass out during the scene where Deckard brings Rachael to his home after the killing the stripper replicant. I failed to get a lot of my friends to enjoy it as I do, as they said it was boring..
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Also like to add the husband, Matthew Rhys, I've never seen Brother & Sisters but his character on this show was so likeable in the pilot.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:27 PM   #97
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(Side note - Am I the only one who thinks Rhys looks like John Ritter's son?)
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No, you're not. My wife and I both thought so. I actually checked the credits to see if his last name was Ritter.

(Seems like most of you know who Rhys is, but as far as I know I've never seen him before.)
I kept getting John Ritter flashes from this guy, too, though you're right - more like Jason Ritter.



I should mention - a little late to the game here as I just watched the pilot today.

And Rob - another class of '79er here!
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:24 AM   #98
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Going after the mall rat and killing the hostage really showed just how emotionally invested in his family Phillip is. Elizabeth seems not quite as tight, I wonder if she'll eventually come around?
We just watched the premiere. As soon as they showed that jackwad's name on the card I bet Mrs. S. that Philip would find him and beat the schitt out of him. He actually overachieved.

I though she came around at the end a bit with the hot car sex.

ETA: In The Air Tonight = Miami Vice. Every single time I hear it to this day, I picture Crockett and Tubbs. And Class of '76.
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I kept getting John Ritter flashes from this guy, too, though you're right - more like Jason Ritter.
For some strange reason when he's in disguise he reminds me of Jim Carrey doing Andy Kaufman/Tony Clifton.
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