Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction

Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction

Documentary looking back at the career of the popular character actor Harry Dean Stanton, featuring songs performed by Stanton.

HARRY DEAN STANTON: PARTLY FICTION is a mesmerizing, impressionistic portrait of the iconic actor comprised of intimate moments, film clips from some of his 250 films and his own ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki


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Sgt C (ag) wrote: (50%)This may be the most all over the place movies of recent years that if it wasn't for the fact that it's based off a real life story would be as toxic as nuclear waste. As at its heart there's a morality tale here quite unlike any other, and if it wasn't so confused it could be considered almost dangerous. For the fact remains that fighting fire with fire only leads to lots and lots of burnt dead people. This wants to be part drama/part intense action, but the drama side lacks true depth and the action is too badly shot to have any lasting impact, though this isn't a bad film by any means. Butler is well cast as a born again ex crook who takes no bull, and there's hardly a dull moment throughout with something always just around the corner. Overall a watchable time passer with a fair amount of meat on the bones, but it's not quite all there.

Amira J (ru) wrote: Heartwarming and inspiring...follow your dream and stay true. Well done!

Barclee W (ca) wrote: I was disappointed in this movie. I thought it was going to be funny, and while it had some funny parts it was a little depressing. Though honestly I think most of that depression is coming from Kristin Stewart. She played this character exactly as she plays all of her others:introverted, stuttery, depressed, and not fighting for anything. Jesse Eisenberg's part seems as if it was written for Michael Cera, and he fails to pull off the charm and quirky comedy that Michael Cera has. I loved that it was set in the 80s and the period seemed consistent throughout the movie EXCEPT for Kristin Stewart. She wore what she wears in every single movie, a wife beater and wirey arm bands. She did not look 80s at all. Also I don't think they said "douche" in the 80s. I thought I would connect with this movie more than I did...I'll stick to Juno.

Steph S (ru) wrote: I really wanna see this!

Rawballs B (nl) wrote: At least it delivers entertainment in some points.. =)


Doctor S (de) wrote: Received poor critical reviews, but I figured with Sophia Loren & Paul Newman during the '60s there should be SOMEthing worth watching, right? Eh, not so much. Neither seems to be trying very hard, although Loren does light comedy nicely in some scenes with aging makeup to appear 80, but that pretty much defeats the eye candy aspect. Slow paced, dully plotted, and quite inconsequential - there's simply no spark to this movie.

Thomas D (gb) wrote: It's always interesting to watch classic films that have a very different tone and feel to anything that comes out in today's world. His Girl Friday is very much a screwball comedy, and that genre in itself is a product of its time. It still holds up 70 some odd years later, but films just aren't made this way anymore. It's a fast talking and dialogue driven film about a man who is willing to do whatever it takes to keep his ex-wife and former reporter from marrying an insurance man.Cary Grant plays Walter Burns, the editor of the Morning Post., while Rosalind Russell plays his ex-wife and reporter Hildegard 'Hildy' Johnson. It's based on a play, but Howard Hawks, the director, made one bold but brilliant move by switching the sex of the Hildy character. I'm not sure how the play was written, but the dynamic between Hildy and Walter creates not only immensely funny moments, but also a relationship you root for in a film. Normally, it's not easy to root for a character who wishes to break up a soon- to-be marriage, but Grant brought a great sense vulnerability that proved to make it easier to feel for his character. It doesn't hurt that Cary Grant is one of the most charismatic actors of all time.What I found most impressive wasn't the acting or the notably funny script, it was the direction of Howard Hawks. I had seen a few of his films in the past including The Big Sleep and one of my favorite films of all time, Bringing up Baby, but it was his direction here that caught my attention the most. It's very difficult to keep an audience's attention without any real action or a ton of physical comedy like his other films, but Hawks uses these dialogue driven scenes in a way that doesn't feel overwhelming, instead, it proved to be very entertaining. I understand that the invention multi- track recording wasn't developed yet, so he told the sound mixing crew to turn the overhead microphones on and off throughout the film to create the final product. It's that dedication and attention to detail that makes Hawks one of the most celebrated filmmakers of all time.As I said before, this film is a product of its time in the way it's made. If you look at the editing for films that come out today, it's smoother and the cuts aren't usually very noticeable. In His Girl Friday, you can tell that the technology wasn't available for them to make each cut appear as seamless as they should be. It doesn't necessarily dampen the film's greatness, it's just a way of telling when it was made. In comparison to other comedies close to its release, such as The Philadelphia Story, another one of Grant's remarriage films, I think His Girl Friday has a much lighter tone. The sub-genre of screwball comedies known as the 'comedy of remarriage' has turned out some great entries like Holiday and Bringing up Baby. The ladder being far more like a Chaplin comedy than this film was in its humor. But His Girl Friday proves to be lighter, wittier, and probably aesthetically more important for its significance historically.The narrative focuses a lot on getting a 'scoop' as most of its main characters are writers of some sort. While newspapers are nowhere near as popular as they were during that time, I think the days of getting 'scoops' have returned. Whether it's breaking the latest in a political race, what the Kardashians have been up to, or dropping the latest scoop on the next superhero movie, the media is still obsessed with being first at something, except now it's on social media. So in a way, that's an argument against that His Girl Friday is a product of its time and more so proof that this film is important and should be taught today.The film is brilliant with its comedic timing. Whether it's the delayed reactions between each of the fast talking characters, or the insane and hectic phone conversations the writers are having throughout the picture, His Girl Friday has plenty of entertainment. You can definitely tell that it's based off of a play through the line delivery and its far-fetched plot, but everything works. It did a lot for films at the time as well. Hawks' big change from the play was the decision to make Hildy a woman. Not many films did something like that, if at all. Even today, you see far too little female roles on screen and His Girl Friday was one of the few films to change the story and add a female because it makes the plot far better. It's that type of progressive work that makes His Girl Friday a very important film then and now.+Grant is perfect+Witty+Phone conversations8.5/10

Lus Fernando B (kr) wrote: Alm de oferecer uma imerso absurda na Caverna de Chauvet, evoca instigantes levantamentos a respeito da criao artstica, da dramtica relao entre o homem contemporneo e sua Histria e, por fim, da prpria condio singular dos seres humanos, os quais constituem talvez a nica espcie que possua um instinto natural em expressar sua interao com a natureza e consigo mesmo - e refletir sobre isso sempre algo fascinante, mesmo se tratando de uma questo to complexa e at metafsica. E concomitante extrema sensibilidade e espiritualidade do longa, temos um habilidoso e inspirado uso do 3D, o qual realmente consegue nos transpor quele santurio de histrias, sonhos e expresses - e maravilhoso ver que essa tcnica, aps tantos usos incuos, pode de fato proporcionar experincias nicas.

Steve C (jp) wrote: Although the names have been changed, this is the story of the "thrill kill" murderers Leopold and Loeb in the Roaring '20s of Chicago. They were a couple of rich, privileged, young men who murdered a kid, as the story goes, to try to pull off "the perfect murder". The killers are very well played by two very good actors in this brilliantly cast movie. Bradford Dillman and Dean Stockwell play the two. They have some nice scenes together early in the movie with the crime planning. These scenes also contain a type of emotional depth that is a little surprising. We see a certain domination and submission role playing going on between them with Dillman playing the dominant to Stockwell's submissive. There is a particular scene in which Stockwell's guy is going on a date with a nice girl. Dillman's character basically encourages him to rape her. These two have somehow become infected with a sort of distorted Nietzsche like "superman" philosophy and they know that they are superior to everyone else. The murder is partly to prove that. The scenes are so well done, that even in 1950s Hollywood commercial cinema, there is a strong hint of the question "Just what exactly is the relationship between these two?"So they get caught of course, no spoiler there, we know that will happen. Another damn good actor, E.G. Marshal looking youthful with hair and eyeglasses, is brought in to prosecute. The the great Orson Welles shows up for the defense. Legendary lawyer Clarence Darrow was the man in the real case. Welles plays it very cool at the outset mumbling his few lines to begin with as if saving it up for the big delivery at the end when he gives the final defense speech in court. This is a terrific scene and one of Welles's greatest scenes in any movie. The speech is a lucid and convincing argument against executions beautifully written and performed. I'm surprised that it hasn't shown up on FaceBook as a stand alone YouTube short like Chaplin's final speech in The Great Dictator has. It is a fine scene in an overall excellent movie very nicely presented in high contrast B&W and CinemaScope.

Garrett (kr) wrote: Apparently this movie is for fanboys. Luckily, I am one. Fanboys is, to us who understand, a hilarious ode to all things Star Wars.

Aaron w (kr) wrote: An underrated film that is stunningly animated, funny, and an all around good time, Treasure Planet is one space-pirate movie that works.