Nick Van Alstyne owns the Henrietta silver mine and is very rich. His son Bertie is naive and spoiled. His daughter Rose is married to shady investor Mark. Mark wrecks Bertie's wedding plans by making him take the blame for Mark's illegitimate daughter. Mark also nearly ruins the family business by selling off Henrietta stock at too low a price. Bertie, of all people, must come to the rescue on the trading floor.
- Stars:Edward Jobson, Beulah Booker, Edward Connelly, Edward Alexander, Irving Cummings, Odette Taylor, Carol Holloway, Jack Livingston, William H. Crane, Buster Keaton,
- Director:Herbert Blaché, Winchell Smith,
The simple-minded son of a rich financier must find his own way in the world. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(ca) wrote: Kind of cool, but kind of messy...in a way that I couldn't stop watching. It's sort of like a less inspired version of Donnie Darko even though the stories are nothing alike.
(au) wrote: My dad used to have a fishing business in 1999. Now my dad still loves fishing until now, everything about fish. This movie kinda remembered me how fun fishing is! The story is simple, funny, interesting plot and Billy Ray Cyrus very good in being arrogant and such a annoying person. Very entertaining movie!
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(gb) wrote: Heavy in allegorical content, Kurosawa's Charisma is impressionistic in nature, haunting in composition, scary in presentation and good in execution.The range of interpretations vary greatly, from a commentary on the Japanese society to eco-friendly messages. Maybe it's all of the above... There's no law. In fact, I haven't made my mind yet and I'm still writing this review with the bold hope that I'll be able to come up with one by the time I'm finished.The opening sequence and the rest of the film play a duality joined by a statement spoken in both parts: "Restore the Rules of the World". The protagonist, Goro Yabuike, is a detective who is asked to negotiate with a lunatic who is holding an M.P. as a hostage. The lunatic writes down a note and delivers it to Yabuike, demanding exactly the phrase above. Yabuike misses a clear shot to save the M.P. because he willingly hesitated, and consequently both the M.P. and the criminal get shot.The introduction is stylistically unrelated to what follows next, but not thematically. Yabuike is taken to an unnamed forest where people are divided between preserving a possibly poisonous tree protected by metal poles, or destroying it.So I see the tree "Charisma" as a leader, a ruler of some kind, playing a transcendant role in the people's lives. By the time this leader arrives, he/she inflicts a powerful influence over the surrounding populace with its "poisonous roots". The rest of the forest, which is described as "average trees", represents people in terms of hierarchy power. Finally, the human characters represent any group of activists, that go from the leader's followers, to conspirators, to military figures:- The followers are willing to accept the self-destructive nature of any society or form of government (in this case, an "ecosystem"), because that cost is implicit and unavoidable in the human nature. Rules are rules, especially those of the world, and these, according to them, imply a battlefield of conflicts, life and death.- The conspirators are in favor of the populace, and are not willing to concede any opportunity to the poisinous roots of the "tree".- The military figures have their own interests, possibly financial, but they circle around the leader's interests as well. They depend on him.But amidst these conflicts, a unique person rises holding the idea that the best way to preserve a blanace for the sake of everybody is allowing both the leader and the populace to survive, because it is common to think that the only way to overthrow a regime is to kick out the leader, possibly assassinating him, as history has tought us. And as history has tought us, not all charismatic leaders exert a positive influence on people: think of how Jim Jones got 909 members of his People's Temple to commit mass suicide in the jungles of Guyana in November of 1978. But as the structure of society seems to dictate most of the times, there is no room for this idealistic, utilitarian ideas and the tree eventually gets burned.Of course it couldn't stop there. Another tree rises, bigger than the previous one, but without its "charisma", and therefore is not another "Charisma". That's the contradictory duality in the history of mankind: they have always demanded a ruler to follow, because they love to follow someone, but if the demands of the populace are not perfectly met, they'll seek another source of power. Does that mean that they lose hope in the form of the government that have betrayed them and failed them so many times? No. They sustain hope in something hopeless. So the tree gets destroyed, but did it die? No. There is still "his" seed , which will "rule" afterwards in the name of his predecessor.The ending confirms this duality with a pessimistic point of view: be it Mother Nature or civilization, the "rules of the world" are unavoidable. We were once asked in a Philosophy class whether if we perceived nature - in that moment, the teacher's finger pointed towards a window where trees and birds were under a very sunny climate, because it was pretty sunny that day - as peaceful and calm or not, as compared to the society structures we have created. Naturally everybody responded that nature seemed more peaceful. I rolled my eyes at everybody's response. Before I could say anything, the teacher clarified that nature is a very hostile world, where animals, plants and trees get hunted, saved, killed, tortured and predated by other animals with sometimes destructive natural disasters, like thunder storms and floodings. It's a food chain out there.Kurosawa maintains his impressionistic lens, keeping us as distant observers, not only with the purpose of displaying an otherworldly cinematography, but because a wide scope/landscape of the events matters when we are third-party, neutral observers. We are not put inside the mind of the characters or adopt the point of view of the situations minimalistically. We are kept distant, so that we can form, first, an interpretation, and then, a judgment. The ending was terrific from a "cool factor" point of view, worthy of an 80s cult sci-fi film. A little bit exaggerated, but appropriate.One thing remains certain: this is still about how the role of an individual can be affected by society's forces which are way bigger than him/her. 79/100
(fr) wrote: Auch wenn es anders gedacht war, erschienen mir die Figuren vllig unverndert whrend des Films. Das Gesicht immer in einer Fratze aus Schock und Begierde. Was sich aber nie ndert.
(it) wrote: Great Movie. Five Stars.
(fr) wrote: It is hard to give a movie such as this much of a high rating, as it does not take itself too seriously, and aspires to only an updated take on the early 60's 'beach' movies that Frankie and Annette were famous for.That being said, this was Annette Funicello's last movie, as she developed MS and showed signs of it during production. The spirit is nice and light, and overall - FUN!Then for us music fans, seeing Fishbone as the beach ska band, AND the treat of seeing both Dick Dale and Stevie Ray Vaughan tear up "Pipeline" is worth the cost of the DVD itself!
(es) wrote: excellent film about a thief and a dominatrixFor 1976, its racy, it also tells a really romatically sweet story about two people connecting in a unlikely situation.Very French, and Depardieu bleeds sexySo if you like s&m, sex and the french, this is def a film for you.
(ca) wrote: Decent western, nothing special but perfectly watchable. It's longer than it needed to be and too much time is spent on Max's pursuit of Bowdry in particular, but I've watched it a few times over the years and could happily watch it again.
(gb) wrote: A crooked politician, an even crookeder sheriff, their dim brother, a sack full of 50,000 dollars, a town thirsty for a lynching, and twist upon twist meet Randolph Scott when he rides into the town of Agry with a smile on his face in this quintessential Scott/Boetticher b-western. Scott always gets out of his scrapes, but his hero this time needs a bit of help wherever he can get it, including a sympathetic townie from West Texas, and a Mexican gunsel who just killed the judge's no-good first born, the catalyst that spurs the complicated plot.
(de) wrote: Ava Gardner & Gregory Peck make a great couple. Melvyn Douglas was annoying
(us) wrote: Bob Hope is the steely nerved gumshoe and Dorothy Lamour the sultry femme fatale in this late 1940's sendup of film noir whose major joke is that Hope is anything but steely nerved. Peter Lorre is main murderous henchman while Lon Chaney goofs his cliche dumb strongman persona. There's some good laffs here, and Alan Ladd and Der Bingle put in minor cameo flourishs.
(ag) wrote: Beginners is a deeply heartfelt movie that goes through the love lives of two generations with style and grace, thanks to the great job of Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Mlanie Laurent.The storyline and directing are also original and remarkable.
(us) wrote: One-man show. Riveting performance.
(jp) wrote: Los efectos dejan mucho que desear. la historia de hroes q no existen y todo falla a ultimo instante. Please
(gb) wrote: Starts with a bang only to fizzle out and die towards the end. The first half was stylish and a fun take on the classic novel. The cast were all charming and fun. Then we get to the midpoint of the film then it becomes sluggish and starts to look cheap. Its as if they were running out money half way through production. Its most noticeable during the climax with the climactic duel looking something straight out of history channel. In the end its still a fun film but it could've been so much more. A fun mash up take on the zombie genre that leaves more to be desired due to its interesting premise.