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Reply #60 posted 11/08/17 4:15pm

ThatWhiteDude

My first impression with UTCM: I think they should've made it in color, it doesn't really work in b/w.

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Reply #61 posted 11/08/17 5:19pm

PeteSilas

i did here somewhere that Prince laid on a floor and ranted about how bad it was before it was released, well, at least he knew before the critics told him.

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Reply #62 posted 11/08/17 5:20pm

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UTCM is pretty bad. Not GB bad but bad.I've tried to watch it again a few times over the years and just can't make it through. And bullshit to whoever said "anyone who doesn't like it isn't a true fan".

My collection says otherwise.

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Reply #63 posted 11/08/17 5:27pm

ThatWhiteDude

PeteSilas said:

i did here somewhere that Prince laid on a floor and ranted about how bad it was before it was released, well, at least he knew before the critics told him.

Hmm. I'm half-way through and I wouldn't say that it's THAT bad. It got some really funny scenes tho. Like the one where he climbs through her mothers window lol lol

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Reply #64 posted 11/08/17 5:40pm

PeteSilas

ThatWhiteDude said:

PeteSilas said:

i did here somewhere that Prince laid on a floor and ranted about how bad it was before it was released, well, at least he knew before the critics told him.

Hmm. I'm half-way through and I wouldn't say that it's THAT bad. It got some really funny scenes tho. Like the one where he climbs through her mothers window lol lol

ya, it wasn't that bad, wasn't that good either. I still say it's a shame he didn't do things properly and give it time he could have been a really good filmaker. sott made up for it somewhat.

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Reply #65 posted 11/08/17 5:45pm

ThatWhiteDude

PeteSilas said:

ThatWhiteDude said:

Hmm. I'm half-way through and I wouldn't say that it's THAT bad. It got some really funny scenes tho. Like the one where he climbs through her mothers window lol lol

ya, it wasn't that bad, wasn't that good either. I still say it's a shame he didn't do things properly and give it time he could have been a really good filmaker. sott made up for it somewhat.

That is true tho.

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Reply #66 posted 11/08/17 8:42pm

databank

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ThatWhiteDude said:

Okay, I finally decided to get the Blue-Ray Collection. I've only seen PR so far and I heard that Graffiti Bridge was not a great movie, so I plan to never watch it, tho it's in it. BUT, UTCM is also part of the collection and now the thing with that movie is, that some people really like it and some people really don't.

I already ordered it, it's coming next week and now my question is, would you recommend watching the movie? Or not?

What you need is time, not advice on UTCM or GB.

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2 options:

- Quit your job, live off enemployment money or social money. If your country doesn't offer that, move to France.

- Marry someone rich, quit your job and live off their money.

.

Once this is settled, you will have time to risk watching movies that you may not like nod

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Reply #67 posted 11/08/17 9:35pm

ThatWhiteDude

databank said:

ThatWhiteDude said:

Okay, I finally decided to get the Blue-Ray Collection. I've only seen PR so far and I heard that Graffiti Bridge was not a great movie, so I plan to never watch it, tho it's in it. BUT, UTCM is also part of the collection and now the thing with that movie is, that some people really like it and some people really don't.

I already ordered it, it's coming next week and now my question is, would you recommend watching the movie? Or not?

What you need is time, not advice on UTCM or GB.

.

2 options:

- Quit your job, live off enemployment money or social money. If your country doesn't offer that, move to France.

- Marry someone rich, quit your job and live off their money.

.

Once this is settled, you will have time to risk watching movies that you may not like nod

This is a personal breakthrough, because that's the first time I understood a metaphor. lol lol lol

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Reply #68 posted 11/09/17 12:51am

SoulAlive

PeteSilas said:

i did here somewhere that Prince laid on a floor and ranted about how bad it was before it was released, well, at least he knew before the critics told him.

it's in the DMSR book.He got on the floor and cried,as his fiance (Susannah Melvoin) tried to comfort him.He was saying that the movie didn't turn out the way he expected but at that point,it was too late to turn back.He had to promote it and support it.

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Reply #69 posted 11/09/17 12:56am

SoulAlive

ThatWhiteDude said:

My first impression with UTCM: I think they should've made it in color, it doesn't really work in b/w.

I totally agree,it would have worked so much better in color

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Reply #70 posted 11/09/17 5:59am

databank

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ThatWhiteDude said:

databank said:

What you need is time, not advice on UTCM or GB.

.

2 options:

- Quit your job, live off enemployment money or social money. If your country doesn't offer that, move to France.

- Marry someone rich, quit your job and live off their money.

.

Once this is settled, you will have time to risk watching movies that you may not like nod

This is a personal breakthrough, because that's the first time I understood a metaphor. lol lol lol

lol

Did I use one? eek

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Reply #71 posted 11/09/17 6:38am

ThatWhiteDude

databank said:



ThatWhiteDude said:




databank said:



What you need is time, not advice on UTCM or GB.


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2 options:


- Quit your job, live off enemployment money or social money. If your country doesn't offer that, move to France.


- Marry someone rich, quit your job and live off their money.


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Once this is settled, you will have time to risk watching movies that you may not like nod



This is a personal breakthrough, because that's the first time I understood a metaphor. lol lol lol




lol


Did I use one? eek


It seemed like you wanted to say: "The movie is a waste of time" and Quittung my job and the other thing would be metaphor. That's how I took it
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Reply #72 posted 11/09/17 6:53am

databank

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ThatWhiteDude said:

databank said:

lol

Did I use one? eek

It seemed like you wanted to say: "The movie is a waste of time" and Quittung my job and the other thing would be metaphor. That's how I took it

lol No, sorry.

I just wondered why wouldn't this dude watch movies because he thinks he won't like them (I mean Prince movies, therefore not totally unrelated to a strong center of interest) and I thought only explaination is he doesn't have so much free time and it's too low on his list of priorities. Hence the solutions I offered lol

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Reply #73 posted 11/09/17 7:10am

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ThatWhiteDude said:

paulludvig said:

Why on earth would you want to watch a dubbed version?


I am german, I am not that good at english that I could watch it in english

Just use German SUBTITLES! the tone of EVERYTHING will be false with German dubbing. It's a pretty harsh language.

But. ...that's me. I'm a purist. Why ruin the original film? I've always thought that dubs were a horribly condescending idea
"Damn Dolores, pick another subject, please...introduce the carpet to something other than your knees...."
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Reply #74 posted 11/09/17 8:54am

ThatWhiteDude

2045RadicalMattZ said:

ThatWhiteDude said:
I am german, I am not that good at english that I could watch it in english
Just use German SUBTITLES! the tone of EVERYTHING will be false with German dubbing. It's a pretty harsh language. But. ...that's me. I'm a purist. Why ruin the original film? I've always thought that dubs were a horribly condescending idea

I watched it yesterday with the dub and you are right on that one biggrin But some movies work with the dub too. Not every dubbed movie is bad. biggrin But the dub for UTCM was pretty bad.

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Reply #75 posted 11/09/17 9:46am

ThatWhiteDude

databank said:

ThatWhiteDude said:

databank said: It seemed like you wanted to say: "The movie is a waste of time" and Quittung my job and the other thing would be metaphor. That's how I took it

lol No, sorry.

I just wondered why wouldn't this dude watch movies because he thinks he won't like them (I mean Prince movies, therefore not totally unrelated to a strong center of interest) and I thought only explaination is he doesn't have so much free time and it's too low on his list of priorities. Hence the solutions I offered lol

Okay biggrin

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Reply #76 posted 11/09/17 10:15am

2045RadicalMat
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ThatWhiteDude said:

2045RadicalMattZ said:

ThatWhiteDude said: Just use German SUBTITLES! the tone of EVERYTHING will be false with German dubbing. It's a pretty harsh language. But. ...that's me. I'm a purist. Why ruin the original film? I've always thought that dubs were a horribly condescending idea

I watched it yesterday with the dub and you are right on that one biggrin But some movies work with the dub too. Not every dubbed movie is bad. biggrin But the dub for UTCM was pretty bad.

Care to translate what Prince says in the Wrecka Stow situation?


do they let the cat out of the bag at the beginning?

or does the dubber simply mutter gibberish?

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Reply #77 posted 11/09/17 10:24am

kingricefan

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2045RadicalMattZ said:

ThatWhiteDude said:

I watched it yesterday with the dub and you are right on that one biggrin But some movies work with the dub too. Not every dubbed movie is bad. biggrin But the dub for UTCM was pretty bad.

Care to translate what Prince says in the Wrecka Stow situation?


do they let the cat out of the bag at the beginning?

or does the dubber simply mutter gibberish?

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Reply #78 posted 11/09/17 10:30am

ThatWhiteDude

2045RadicalMattZ said:

ThatWhiteDude said:

I watched it yesterday with the dub and you are right on that one biggrin But some movies work with the dub too. Not every dubbed movie is bad. biggrin But the dub for UTCM was pretty bad.

Care to translate what Prince says in the Wrecka Stow situation?


do they let the cat out of the bag at the beginning?

or does the dubber simply mutter gibberish?

To be honest, that was the one scene you could not watch with the dub, because it doesn't make sense at all.

They can't translate Wrecka Stow to german because the german word for it is "Plattenladen." You can't make a Joke out of it and they really tried to keep it in the original way, but the german accent made it even worse lol lol lol

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Reply #79 posted 11/13/17 7:30am

PeteSilas

here is siskel and eberts review of utcm, i never saw it, it has me cracking up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy4CMieXj6s

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Reply #80 posted 11/13/17 7:41am

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SoulAlive said:

ThatWhiteDude said:

My first impression with UTCM: I think they should've made it in color, it doesn't really work in b/w.

I totally agree,it would have worked so much better in color

How did you do this?

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Reply #81 posted 11/13/17 2:21pm

SoulAlive

prince.org/msg/7/448463

apparently,someone on Facebook has clips of the movie in color

[Edited 11/13/17 14:23pm]

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Reply #82 posted 11/13/17 2:28pm

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I didn't see the movie until a couple years ago. So grateful that I didn't have the movie to color the soundtrack. The music on Parade became somethign to me, something precious. When I see the movie, the music seems really out of oplace. Maybe except Girls and Boys and SISIA.

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Reply #83 posted 11/13/17 3:40pm

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UTCM is GREAT! some rough spots.. but it is pretty enjoyable...

Graffiti Bridge... yes it is bad if you think of it as a movie.. it isnt Casablanca...

BUT

1 - He is GORGEOUS in it

2 - There are some really great musical segments like Elepants & Flowers,

just watch them!

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Reply #84 posted 11/14/17 9:16am

CAL3

itsjustaroundthecorner said:

UTCM is GREAT! some rough spots.. but it is pretty enjoyable...

Graffiti Bridge... yes it is bad if you think of it as a movie.. it isnt Casablanca...

BUT

1 - He is GORGEOUS in it

2 - There are some really great musical segments like Elepants & Flowers,

just watch them!

.

That's true, thank God...

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I did sit through 'Casablanca' once, while I've watched GB at least 10 times...

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Reply #85 posted 11/15/17 6:19am

PeteSilas

SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy said:

I didn't see the movie until a couple years ago. So grateful that I didn't have the movie to color the soundtrack. The music on Parade became somethign to me, something precious. When I see the movie, the music seems really out of oplace. Maybe except Girls and Boys and SISIA.

music was brill and even though a lot of people didn't like the classical overtones, i thought it was brialliantly funky. there are things that don't fit in the movie, for a 30's movie, some of the dialogue and some of the details like the neon phones, but it was obviously a fantasy flick.what i recall best from the era are the brutal reviews. not too many movies were savaged like that. there were a lot of great things, his look and wardrobe has to be one of my favorites, the imagery was also fantastic. Prince just thought he could do it all, with music he could, with movies he couldn't.

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Reply #86 posted 11/15/17 11:12am

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UTCM is one of my husband and I’s favorite movies. Not for the directing or the cheesy parts (cause yes there are many) but for the utter fact that it’s hillarious. So many lines we quoted from this movie. I promise if u don’t go into it as a movie critic, u will love it. And I can’t imagine it any other way than black and white...although I would love to see in color as well. Grafitti Bridge is what it is, but for sure worth watching for the music and the eye candy. Prince is gorgeous in it and the music is amazing. That’s always been enough for me.
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