Hearts of the West
Naive Iowa farm boy Lewis Tater dreams of being a famous Western novelist like his hero, Zane Grey. He leaves home to answer a writing correspondence course's ad for on-campus classes, only to discover that the school consists of a row of postboxes at an isolated Nevada train depot. On the run from the con men responsible, Lewis stumbles across "real" cowboys shooting a movie in the desert. The would-be writer soon finds himself instead acting in Westerns, for the rundown Tumbleweed Productions, in silent-era Hollywood.
- Category:General, Comedy
- Stars:Gustav Fröhlich, Evelyn Holt, Lissy Arna, Fritz Alberti, John Mylong, Willi Forst, Harry Nestor, Geza L. Weiss, Jeff Bridges, Andy Griffith, Donald Pleasence, Blythe Danner, Alan Arkin, Richard B. Shull, Herb Edelman, Alex Rocco, Frank Cady, Anthony James, Burton Gilliam, Matt Clark, Candice Azzara, Thayer David, Wayne Storm,
- Director:Howard Zieff,
- Writer:Rob Thompson
Lewis Tater writes Wild West dime novels and dreams of actually becoming a cowboy. When he goes west to find his dream he finds himself in possession of the loot box of two crooks who tried... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(mx) wrote: My opinion---"A Dog's Pupose" is a superb realization by "Lasse Hallstrm" who is a very delicate director and who had already realized the magnificent movie "Hatchi, in 2009, he gives the cover with this very nice dramatic comedy, those who Like animals, and especially the dogs are going to be in heaven, this wonderful movie that releases a story with real values ??that reappear full screen, a love of movie, an incredibly beautiful realization set with a beautiful scenario, images Magnificent as the animals of this movie, a movie that is good to see. The only downside is of course the fact that the German shepherd was forced to jump into the tormented water reconstituted in the studio and that the dog was caught panic, and that in the end would have jumped out of himself in the " Water and then recovered by a rescuer who stood there and that the dog quickly would have been very very recovered, then comforted. This does not remove the beauty of this movie and see the feel of these dogs was just beautiful and absolutely good as are the animals towards us. Beautiful cinema which further strengthens the love I have for animals.
(mx) wrote: Great acting. The screenplay cleverly renders very difficult and complex subjects, and treats it's fascinating theme and character with both intelligence and compassion. Von Trotta is usually heavy handed, here she restrains herself, and even if she abuses a bit on the image of Arendt silently smoking and deeply reflecting, the result is a very effective portrait of a philosopher and thinker.
(nl) wrote: Damn hard to make an original Western no-a-days (hell, an original anything). Border Town, however, never even tries. Homage? Possibly, but misses the mark.
(es) wrote: This movies a solid comedy!!!! Quite hilarious random humor
(au) wrote: There was really nothing wrong with this movie... it was simply that it was the same as some other movies... substitute Zebra for Racing Car and it could be a Disney Cars or Planes flick.... for example. Sure, there were some moments and some heartfelt or comedic touches.... but.... it was typical.
(es) wrote: This out-B's even Campbell's most B-y B-movies. I'm usually all for a campfest, but could anyone tell me if this movie even has a plot?
(ca) wrote: I know. ISNT THAT KIND OF STRANGE????
(gb) wrote: i really hoped that all the scientists would have come in and destroyed loch ness and then went after the rain forests next
(kr) wrote: Yeah, i'd like to see this, i think!
(kr) wrote: It's got a quirky B movie feel but very underwritten......decent one time watch.
(au) wrote: An awkwardly slumming smuggling tale with Claudette Colbert, inspired by the novel, including the melody.
(gb) wrote: A twitchy, self-consciously quirky film, Jean-Luc Godard's premiere feature has gone on to influence a wide variety of films, and still stands an entertaining, light-on-content, heavy-on-style little romp that, thankfully, seemed entirely unawares of how much it would end up influencing cinema, and therefore feels gratefully devoid of pompous posturing or illusions of grandeur, but is, in the end, more flashy spangles then depth of content.Clocking in at a mere 90 minutes, Breathless is a film that lives up to its name by keeping a brisk, kinetic pace, and keeping things simple and stripped down to the bare bones. It's plot is minimalist, with a lackadaisical thief named Michel Poiccard (Jean-Paul Belmondo), who, after stealing a car, manages to shoot a police officer, sparking a manhunt. Determined not to go to jail, he manages to hook up with his ex-girlfriend, an American student and aspiring journalist, Patricia (Jean Seberg), who seems to treat him with a stand-off aloofness. The film then follows his attempts to seduce her to run away with him to Italy, before she eventually decides to inform the police about his whereabouts. The cops arrive, and while a friend of Michel insists he take a gun, going as far as to toss it into the street for Michel to pick up, Michel refuses, seemingly viewing jail a better option. He goes to pick up the gun, only managing to get shot, stumbling several dozen meters before collapsing, dying from his wound.Godard keeps the minimalistic, barely-there plotline moving by his innovative use of jump-cut, combined with a general sense of laid back irreverence. It's not a film that takes itself seriously, nor does it seem to feel it has any grander message. The conversations the characters have about the nature of love, and human relationships, feel oddly tongue in cheek, almost as if Godard is making fun of the trope of intense philosophical musings. His camera work is loose and unpolish, hand-held camera following everyone around, either letting the scene play out with minimal edits, or instead hopping through time moment by moment, to give the illusion of the abrupt passage of time.The acting from Seberg and Belmondo is sedate and unpretentious. They feel real and naturalistic, and their interactions have a lazy, familial chemistry between them. It helps tie the film together, especially since there isn't much real plot to speak of, more just a sequence of loosely connected events, blended with caf-hipster musings on romance and love.And, in a way, that's how this film feels. While undoubtedly innovative and enjoyable, one can still get an undeniable sense that Godard is trying just a mite too hard too be different and to break cinematic conventions. There's always a sense that Godard brings up an thematic idea, or a motif, only to intentionally and deliberately subvert it and deconstruct it, if only for the sake of deconstructing it. It's so minimalist, it just ends up feeling like it really doesn't have anything to say, since there's so little in the way of real plot or character development.Compare, for example, Ingmar Bergman's masterpiece, Persona, a film that is equally deconstructive and genre-busting, but with the added depth of Bergman's disturbingly intense meditation on Jungian psychology. The moments of deconstruction and fourth wall breaking (such as the film literally grinding to a halt and exploding, or the smash edits of disturbing imagery), feel like a visual interpretation of the character's psychological state, and as visual metaphor for the themes of how humans consistently put on artificial masks and personalities in order to better keep up appearances.Meanwhile, in Breathless, Godard seems to twist and bend the cinematic medium around simply because he can, and I'm not sure how it reflects on the narrative or thematic elements, mostly because the narrative and themes are so thinly drawn.But, nonetheless, the film is entertaining, and, thanks to the short running time and fast, hyper-caffeinated pace, doesn't feel burdensome or like a waste of time. If you approach it as a pure popcorn film that just so happened to choose to take a deconstructive route, then it's a gem. Just don't try to read subtext into it when there really isn't much there.I suppose 3 out of 5 will suffice. Entertaining, but ultimately ephemeral.
(br) wrote: Great movie! Kind of long but excellent turn of events.
(kr) wrote: I really enjoyed this convoluted and crazy murder mystery.
(nl) wrote: A movie this crude and nerdy could only be crafted by the one and only Kevin Smith and for sure it was, when going into a movie this filthy you may need a kriptonight condom.
(mx) wrote: One of Stanley Kubrick's early films. It is a telling of a crisis within the ranks of the German officer corp at the front lines in WW1. This film contains some of the greatest no man's land battle footage ever filmed. Kirk Douglas is fantastic in the lead role as Dax, a German officer that is trying to seek out some sanity from his superiors when his regiment is faced with certain death. A must see for WW1 military film buffs.
(es) wrote: The woman who knew every inch of the middle-east!It is a kind of female version of 'Lawrence of Arabia', the lead actress herself told that. A biographical drama of a British woman who had played an important role in many middle-eastern affairs during the early 1900s. After the tragic death of the man she was madly in love, the young Gertrude Bell decides to travel across the middle-east to write about it and to do some archaeological research and other stuffs. After the decades of travel on all the corners of the region, what she achieved was the film disclosed in an inspiring way.I love this director's films and filmmaking style. It is his first time since last 6 years, but not good as I expected. It is a bit of both, documentary and feature film. Awesomely shot, I loved the camera work and actors too did so well. Nicole Kidman was brilliant, might be her best for portraying in a real life character. Yet something was missing from the film. Maybe the film came at the wrong time, should have been made at least 15 years ago. Otherwise, it is an Oscar worthy product.This film is worth watching for the beautiful desert landscapes and obviously for Kidman. The issue with the story is the focus which completely relied on Kidman's role. She was everywhere and leaving blank on the other end. Something like showing what she accomplished was the notion, so in perspective, it could have made a better documentary film. Some people might like it, especially if you're from the middle-east. But don't expect I would recommend it, because I won't. Whatever I said the film was not bad, just a 50-50 kind.5/10
(nl) wrote: 'The Conjuring' is one of the best horror-movies i've ever seen.