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OUT OF AFRICA (1985) 
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Click here for the review of Out of Africa (1985)

Part of the "1980s" series.


Thu May 28, 2009 8:11 pm
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JB, you said 1985 was not an award-caliber year. I was wondering what are your thoughts on the Best Picture nominees for 1985. I remember you gave a strong review to Witness and we'll know your opinion of Kiss of the Spider Woman on Monday. What about The Color Purple and Prizzi's Honor? Personally I love both of those movies.


Thu May 28, 2009 8:28 pm
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Wow...if the movie's as boring to watch as the review was boring to read....ouch.


Thu May 28, 2009 8:43 pm
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If I remember correctly, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters came out in 1985. As far as I'm concerned, it's one of the greatest movies ever made. I think it won something minor at Cannes, but it's the only award the film received that I know of.


Thu May 28, 2009 8:46 pm
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Well, as predicted in the competitions section, the word "ponderous" was used.

I watched this flick last winter when it was too cold to go outside. I doubt it will be that cold again.


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I remember this was a movie that my wife dragged me to, and she never heard the end of it from me (once I woke up). I agree with every word that JB wrote about this movie: lush photography, but probably the least emotional love story in the history of cinema. One thing JB didn't mention: Meryl Streep's thick Scandinavian accent was almost comical.


Thu May 28, 2009 10:09 pm
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How did this receive 3 stars? It didn't read like a 3 star review.


Fri May 29, 2009 8:11 am
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slksc wrote:
One thing JB didn't mention: Meryl Streep's thick Scandinavian accent was almost comical.


She sounds almost exactly like the real woman she's portraying, though.


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abwiz74 wrote:
JB, you said 1985 was not an award-caliber year. I was wondering what are your thoughts on the Best Picture nominees for 1985. I remember you gave a strong review to Witness and we'll know your opinion of Kiss of the Spider Woman on Monday. What about The Color Purple and Prizzi's Honor? Personally I love both of those movies.


I like them both but don't love either.


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