MILK

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    Feb 04, 2009 9:50 PM GMT
    Post what you think/thought about the movie here I guess.
    Anyone else think it looks/was stupid, and a waste of time to see?
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    Feb 04, 2009 9:52 PM GMT
    I saw it and thought it was really good. Better than "The Reader"
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    Feb 04, 2009 10:08 PM GMT

    I study cinema , and as I see it it's an amazing movie, the structure and the shots .. the characters and places really take you there .. it's almost documentary, but there are lots of things that made it a great touching story ...

    Actually I think it's better than "Brokeback mountain", at least it made me cry while brokeback didn't ..

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    Feb 04, 2009 10:44 PM GMT
    L0NEvvolf saidPost what you think/thought about the movie here I guess.
    Anyone else think it looks/was stupid, and a waste of time to see?


    Rather then attack your opinion, I'm going to ask you to back it up. What about "Milk" didn't you like?
  • EricLA

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    Feb 04, 2009 10:44 PM GMT
    What, you looking for car chases, explosions, and special effects? Okay, then this isn't your movie. But it's a really good movie and the performances, even from the supporting actors, are really worth seeing. So few movies, especially mainstream movies, are made about gay themes. How about supporting something about your community and its history? The movie might even inspire you, give it a chance.
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    Feb 04, 2009 10:48 PM GMT
    Not the Best movie of the year, but maybe one of the most important. Sean Penn was amazing. I kept on saying, "Is that Sean Penn?" But liek GwgTrunks said, I'd like to know why you didn't like it.
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    Feb 04, 2009 10:51 PM GMT
    I find it very funny how you just throw yourself under the BUS with your "POST"

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    Feb 04, 2009 10:52 PM GMT
    Ducky44 saidI find it very funny how you just throw yourself under the BUS with your "POST"



    Was that the SHORTBUS?
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    Feb 04, 2009 11:19 PM GMT
    Haven't seen it yet, but I can't wait to. Gus Van Sant is probably my favorite director. You should check out all his movies.
  • zakariahzol

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    Feb 04, 2009 11:30 PM GMT
    Cant wait to see it
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    Feb 04, 2009 11:54 PM GMT
    "Milk" is a great movie on several levels and is historically significant in showing how San Francisco came to be the Gay Capital of the US and how Gay people had to struggle and die to get where we are today.... yes even in Palmer, Massachusetts ! (Where is that by the way? I was born and raised in Stoneham and Arlington myself)

    Sean Penn's total transformation was awesome to say the least.
    Everyone in this flick were excellent and the story, Cinematography etc. were wonderful.

    I too ask the OP what he didn't like?
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    Feb 05, 2009 12:18 AM GMT
    I thought "Milk" was incredible. I saw it with my husband, a gay friend and a straight girlfriend. We all loved it. We also all cried at points in the film. To me that is the sign of a good film. Whether it makes you laugh, cry or angry, a film that ignites your emotions is well done and on point in my opinion. It felt great to finally see something of superior quality produced and aimed at a primarily gay audience with an all gay storyline. "Brokeback" fits in here as well but I can't think of many more.
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    Feb 05, 2009 1:27 AM GMT
    EXCELLENT movie and if Sean Penn doesn't win Best Actor at the Oscars, he will be robbed.
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    Feb 05, 2009 1:39 AM GMT
    I didn't feel the need to see it as I already knew the Harvey Milk story
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    Feb 05, 2009 3:27 AM GMT
    EricLA saidWhat, you looking for car chases, explosions, and special effects? Okay, then this isn't your movie. But it's a really good movie and the performances, even from the supporting actors, are really worth seeing. So few movies, especially mainstream movies, are made about gay themes. How about supporting something about your community and its history? The movie might even inspire you, give it a chance.


    car chases explotions! now thats my kind of movie
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    Feb 05, 2009 3:32 AM GMT
    cat chaste exploitations! mine too.
  • Teacherguy

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    Feb 05, 2009 4:31 AM GMT
    i felt a little guilty after seeing Milk. First of all i didn't know his story which is a really important part of gay history...perhaps i was ashamed of not knowing my own history. I also felt that i needed to do more for my community after seeing that....that i currently don't do enough.

    good movie.
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    Feb 05, 2009 4:58 AM GMT
    Im not particularly interested in gay history. and I used to say that I didn't really have a sense of pride within me because "I am not who I fuck."

    But after watching this movie, I felt compelled to acknowledge the great impact that the gay community has caused in society. Moreover, I felt in a way, proud for those people who did so much to give right to people who didnt have them, and a little jealous that I couldnt take part on it.

    I am a film student too, and Gus Van Sant is an excellent director with a unique view of the cinematic world. Each shot explained something in a very subtle manner. He worked the best with what he had, and made it work. I am happy this movie was made. Sean Penn was spot on as Harvey. Oh, how wonderful is to see art in action.


    =P Im not against the car chasing movies either, tho I tend to see them as cheap entertainment, but I am far more picky with these kind of movies as they tend to bore me very easily. There has to be a very good plot in action movies to really get me going, otherwise I fall asleep. lol.
  • groundcombat

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    Feb 05, 2009 5:27 AM GMT
    GHoSTa said
    I study cinema , and as I see it it's an amazing movie, the structure and the shots .. the characters and places really take you there .. it's almost documentary, but there are lots of things that made it a great touching story ...




    Yeah I used to feel that way too. Until I saw the documentary, "The Life and Times of Harvey Milk" and realized they ripped off most of the documentary. If you've seen them both, "Milk" just kind of seems like they just acted out the documentary. I still liked the feature film though. I just don't think quite as highly of it's originality anymore.
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    Feb 05, 2009 5:35 AM GMT
    groundcombat said
    GHoSTa said
    I study cinema , and as I see it it's an amazing movie, the structure and the shots .. the characters and places really take you there .. it's almost documentary, but there are lots of things that made it a great touching story ...




    Yeah I used to feel that way too. Until I saw the documentary, "The Life and Times of Harvey Milk" and realized they ripped off most of the documentary. If you've seen them both, "Milk" just kind of seems like they just acted out the documentary. I still liked the feature film though. I just don't think quite as highly of it's originality anymore.


    Really? The documentary was a retelling of his life and experiences as was the movie. Would you suggest that they change a few things around just to make them different? How can you rip off history?
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    Feb 05, 2009 6:03 AM GMT
    Some of us lived it. I was a teenager in the Bay Area when Milk was assinated. The movie was spot on about how it felt to be there. Everything felt the same way I remembered it and I was skeptical about Penn as Milk but I completely bought into him as I watched the film. Amazing. For us that were there, amazing.
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    Feb 05, 2009 6:05 AM GMT
    L0NEvvolf saidPost what you think/thought about the movie here I guess.
    Anyone else think it looks/was stupid, and a waste of time to see?
    I fully appreciate what you're asking, and realize you may offend some because your taste isn't historical drama. And considering that the subject matter of this movie is important to our demographic puts you on even thinner ice, I imagine.

    That said, I like 'splosions too. Fun, well-woven sci-fi plots with insane technology or kewl creatures that morph or maul in mad mayhem. Yes, it's about the popcorn when I trip on down to the mall to catch a movie.

    I usually skip the theatrical releases of heavier drama and wait until they come out on HBO or DVD, and watch them on a rainy day. Popcorn and milk just don't mix for me.
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    Feb 05, 2009 6:06 AM GMT
    Coming soon... Milk: Harvey vs. White! With twice as many explosions!

    I smell a summer blockbuster!

    To the OP... my question is still unanswered. Have you one?
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    Feb 05, 2009 6:30 AM GMT
    Sedative saidcat chaste exploitations! mine too.


    This officially makes you one of my favorites!


    I was surprised at how non- Gus Van Santy this movie was. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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    Feb 05, 2009 6:41 AM GMT
    I liked it. I also like the documentary on hulu. There are many lessons to be learned here.

    Milk, it does a homo good! icon_lol.gif