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#1 JackMcSexbeard
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I'm still not sure what to think about the film. I mean I liked it but I'm not sure to what degree, I'd like to watch it again though. Certain moments like Joseph Gordon- Levitt's hallway fight were brilliant, the physics of the dream in zero- g and so many of the visuals were very creative and fantastic to watch, but then on the other hand I thought the opening action scenes, and in fact the first 30-40 minutes or so were pretty unengaging personally. I mean nice visual tricks but the opening was pretty flat I thought.

The dream(s) which take place on the plane however is tremendous (for the most part) there's a ton of information as we go through differing dreams and the editing was very good. A fantastic pacing and tempo throughout which is like a prolonged bank heist and works very well. However I thought the dream sequence taking place in the snow was fairly boring and a downgrade from the the two previous sequences, it felt far more like a James Bond film (in a bad way) and seemed out of place to me. It does raise some interesting questions in relation to the plot and it's complicated nature ( Is Cobb dreaming? Was the whole inception within the plane actually meant to be an inception into Cobb's mind to free him from his guilt?) but I'd hesitate to call it brilliant after only one viewing but on just a basic level of handling the convoluted plot I thought the directing/editing/screenplay all worked very well.

At a visual level, the film had some very astounding moments, but on the other hand the film left me very emotionally stale. I don't know, it's difficult to articulate everything about the film because I'd like to see it again but right now I think it's a very uneven film. I love it's imagination and ambition but right now I'm not really in love with it.

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#2 JackMcSexbeard
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Going to Community College for a lot of people has less to do with grades than it does with money. I went to a fairly respected private, city school my Freshman year and two years later we've only been able to pay off the interest on our loans. I transfered to the Community College by my house, my credits will be transferable nearly everywhere, I had some very good professors and took the same general education classes I would have to take anywhere else for a fraction of the price. Frankly it seems stupid not to go your first year or so to Community College until you figure out what you want to do and if you can afford a university.

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#3 JackMcSexbeard
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Hey I'm Jack. I live in Chicago and am hopefully going to be majoring in film next semester at Columbia College. I love music and really hope to get some excellent recommendations from you guys. Very excited to see Arcade Fire at Lollapalooza this summer.

Jazz invited me and how can I say no to the coolest 15 year oold on Gamespot?

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#4 JackMcSexbeard
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You do not have to be logged into Facebook to watch the video. I was not. Hell, I do not even have a Facebook account. I just entered my first and last name.

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Yea but it does put things like your photograph, location, school friends etc... and uses them in various ways which I thought was cool, and kind of what makes it a cool video.

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#5 JackMcSexbeard
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I refuse to watch this. Glenn Beck is nothing but free advertisment to all the butt-hurtlawmakers that lost majority in 2008. Of course he makes more than they do because soo many people buy into the ridiulous fear mongering smear that always comes in a year fool of elections.

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Really? You should watch it, also maybe be logged onto facebook at the same time. He called you a communist. I'm serious, you specifically.

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Hey guys sorry I may have messed this up, log onto facebook and watch it again.

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http://beck.cnnbcvideo.com/?showme=1...631372-Ko4Oibx

Really this is pretty awesome

EDIT: I should probably add you may need to be logged onto facebook for this to totally work.

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#8 JackMcSexbeard
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If your looking for an "objective" or "consensous" list than I would very much suggest They Shoot Pictures Don't They Top 1000 which is a list put together from many critic and institutional lists. Also their top directors is very good as well. Keep in mind though that these are just great starting off points if you want to explore cinema, theres alot more out there.

http://theyshootpictures.com/gf1000_all1000films.htm

http://theyshootpictures.com/gf1000_top200directors.htm

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#9 JackMcSexbeard
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I think Speed Racer is incredible. It's slowly becoming a rightful cult classic.

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#10 JackMcSexbeard
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[QUOTE="JackMcSexbeard"]

Apocalypse Now

The Thin Red Line

The Battle of Algiers

All Quiet on the Western Front

The Grand Illusion

Don't know if I consider Lawrence of Arabia to be a "classic" war film but I'd put it in there. Would Battleship Potemkin count?

These are the ones that I "Love" although I'm dying to see The Big Red One, The Steel Helmet, Wooden Crosses, Come and See, Stalingrad and The Human Condition.

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you can watch come and see on youtube if need be.

My library actually has it, I've rented it before but just didnt have the time to sit down and watch it. I try to avoid watching films on youtube if I can help it though.