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 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Francis:

But we were both writing about Andrei Tarkovsky's original Russian version of "Solaris," although Rory noted that Clooney's remake wasn't that much better. I was just horrified when Criterion came out with their version of the original, which may add some credence to those who loved it, but I'll, personally, never understand it. Sitting in a theatre and watching it, it was simply an ordeal for many.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Have we had worst film you ever saw from a hospital bed??

How about worst film you ever saw from a toilet??

Worst film seen on a plane??

How about worst film seen through a neighbours window??

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: Have we had worst film you ever saw from a hospital bed??

How about worst film you ever saw from a toilet??

Worst film seen on a plane??

How about worst film seen through a neighbours window??


Bill: Oh, please! Don't give anyone ideas for MORE postings like that! Enough already!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 12:12 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

But i want to know how it differs from worst film you have ever seen, no matter where you saw it?

How about worst film you ever saw on a t.v?!!

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 12:23 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

The original posted question was [io]"The dullest film you ever saw in a movie theatre?", and not worst, and I think there's a big difference in the films that put you to sleep when you are sitting in a theatre and those that put you to sleep when you are sitting on your couch or easy chair. I've rarely fallen asleep watching a movie in a theatre (but have done so too often while watching a play!); whereas I've often fallen asleep at home watching a movie. I remember when I was a young Camp Pendleton marine and had gone to see the movie version of Tennessee Williams' "Summer And Smoke" at an Oceanside (Calif) movie theatre, and fell asleep when it began and didn't wake up until it was over. I must have been tired from a week of maneuvers in the Pendleton foothills, because that never happened to me again. Hope I didn't snore!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 12:28 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I clicked on this thread expecting people to list films by the likes of Bela Tarr, Andrei Tarkovsky, Theo Angelopoulous etc., but I'm kinda relieved to see everyone listing American/mainstream movies instead. Incidentally, I love the films by those directors, but I assume most people here haven't seen them. That's a bit unfortunate, maybe, but if they think some of what they list is dull, I dread to think what they would have felt about something like Bela Tarr's 7-hour SATANTANGO!

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 1:02 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Francis:

But we were both writing about Andrei Tarkovsky's original Russian version of "Solaris," although Rory noted that Clooney's remake wasn't that much better. I was just horrified when Criterion came out with their version of the original, which may add some credence to those who loved it, but I'll, personally, never understand it. Sitting in a theatre and watching it, it was simply an ordeal for many.


I watched the original after I saw the version with Clooney so I was at least prepared for what would ensue, but what I meant to say was I thought the remake was a chore to sit through as well; I tend to have that with anything George Clooney stars in, even Ocean's Twelve I had to struggle to stay awake...

In the earlier thread I mentioned some marathons I did at filmfestivals etc., that is of course different because if you do an all nighter or watch five or six movies in a row, you're bound to snooze off at one point.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Francis: Re: " I tend to have that with anything George Clooney stars in, even Ocean's Twelve I had to struggle to stay awake…"

Yeah, I'm not a huge Clooney fan either, and stopped buying the "Ocean's" series after Twelve! That said, I still liked him in both "Michael Clayton" and "The American," so he's not a hopeless cause for me. But someone included his "Syriana" above, and I totally agree!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)


And a little film that has since become known as The English F*cking Patient.


I so wanted to post this!



Yeah. I'm with Elaine on this one, too. smile

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

And it won't surprise some here that I had to fight to keep my eyes open during some parts of PROMETHEUS. (But, let's not get started on that again!)

I actually did fall asleep during Prometheus when I caught it at the theater.

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 2:39 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)


And a little film that has since become known as The English F*cking Patient.


I so wanted to post this!



Yeah. I'm with Elaine on this one, too. smile

Greg Espinoza



Also in agreement.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

"Death Proof". love Tarantino but this? just a bunch of unlikable women talking and talking and talking and talking and talking and talking about nothing. Kurt Russell was great but he was barely in it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 3:04 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I think its humorous some say they actually fell asleep while watching a film. ( I presume in the theater?) Did you work a grueling 12hr day before seeing the film, or on medication that causes drowsiness? I've never fallen asleep in the theater, especially considering audio is usually cranked up to the max.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 3:38 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I think its humorous some say they actually fell asleep while watching a film. ( I presume in the theater?) Did you work a grueling 12hr day before seeing the film, or on medication that causes drowsiness? I've never fallen asleep in the theater, especially considering audio is usually cranked up to the max.

^ This. The last time I came close to falling asleep in a theater was back in 1997, when I realized, too late, that I had taken drowsy-inducing cold medicine before seeing My Best Friend's Wedding. I tend to see 95% of my movies during afternoon matinees, so I have never had a problem staying awake for even the dullest movies. You want to fall asleep watching a movie? Do it on your couch at home and don't bother other patrons with your annoying snores. And some of the films here that people claim to be so narcolepsy-inducing baffle me. Skyfall? Titanic? Does everyone have the attention span of a gnat these days?

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 3:40 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

"Death Proof". love Tarantino but this? just a bunch of unlikable women talking and talking and talking and talking and talking and talking about nothing.

Unlike the other Tarantino movies with men talking and talking and talking and talking about nothing.

Honestly, the misogyny revolving around Death Proof staggers me. It's not "I hate these characters", it's always, "I hate these women/bitches and wish they would die".

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 3:44 PM   
 By:   James MacMillan   (Member)

The Last of the Mohicans, the one with Daniel Day Lewis; it was so awful - stayed to the end, but I could not have cared less. The most I've ever been tempted to walk out in the middle of a film. Just detested it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 4:27 PM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

I think its humorous some say they actually fell asleep while watching a film. ( I presume in the theater?) Did you work a grueling 12hr day before seeing the film, or on medication that causes drowsiness? I've never fallen asleep in the theater, especially considering audio is usually cranked up to the max.

How old are you? I'm 54. As you get older it's much easier to find yourself just falling asleep at the drop of a hat, especially at a movie that just doesn't do it for you. I've seen so many movies. You kind of get to the point where you've seen it all, then things can become boring very quickly. It's actually that way with a lot of things as you get older. I guess if I live to eighty, every movie will probably put me to sleep before the main credits are over -- if there still are movies in twenty-five years.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 4:35 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

When I fell asleep and slept through the entire "Summer And Smoke," I was 18 or 19, after a physically exhausting day. I'm very selective about the movies I see in the theatre, so I can't remember the last time I fell asleep during one -- maybe "Excaliber." Not to beat a dead horse, but if I had not seen "Tree Of Life" at home, I probably would have fallen asleep during it.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 5:25 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

No offense MR Jack, but I don't think it is that hard to fall asleep in a theatre. I went to movies after work over the years and even a film you are enjoying to some extent sometimes those eyes start to close in spots. However I will say I definitely have fallen asleep over the years in movie houses. I went to a bunch of movie marathons, the ones that go straight for 24 hours through the night and with those if you don't want to walk out at the end of it walking like a zombie you let yourself go to sleep. I remember one I went to in 88 in New York. It was a horror one in November as I remember I went in at 6pm, didn't leave till 24 hours later. Now around 3 or 4 in the morning I feel asleep watching The Vampire bat-33 and woke up an hour later watching One body too many -44. Other people were taking their naps through that marathon. Matter of fact I saw a few couples come into the theatre with pillows.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

No offense MR Jack, but I don't think it is that hard to fall asleep in a theatre. I went to movies after work over the years and even a film you are enjoying to some extent sometimes those eyes start to close in spots. However I will say I definitely have fallen asleep over the years in movie houses. I went to a bunch of movie marathons, the ones that go straight for 24 hours through the night and with those if you don't want to walk out at the end of it like a zombie you let yourself go to sleep. I remember one I went to in 88 in New York. It was a horror one in November as I remember I went in at 6pm, didn't leave till 24 hours later. Now around 3 or 4 in the morning I feel asleep watching The Vampire bat-33 and woke up an hour later watching One body too many -44. Other people were taking their naps through that marathon. Matter of fact I saw a few couples come into the theatre with pillows.

 
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