Drama : Poll: Do you like AMERICAN BEAUTY?

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The plastic bag represented a part of everything that was transformed into something beautiful which even resides in the most mundane. Its how one looks at things and what's really relevant about our lives.

Even your example with Ricky looking at Lester, what could easily be seen as revulsion by many. Lester looked liked he had been released and his death wasn't really tragic but beautiful and that is what Ricky saw.

His dad was an abusive psycho, he himself had been committed, he was only young. No one could really touch Ricky. What could anyone do to Ricky that hadn't already been done to him apart from kill him?

There was an original ending with Ricky and Jane getting apprehended for Lester's murder. I'm glad they excised that.

Norman! What did you put in my tea?

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I enjoy polls, too!

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:)

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"I enjoy polls"

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Same Here!

I always enjoy making Polls and voting in Polls.

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Yes. One of Sam Mendes' best IMO.

Also, Mena Suvari is hot in this one.

What, do you got your period?

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There's something about her face that repulses me but I think Thora Birch was a beautiful young lady.

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Agreed. Did you know her parents actually used to be pornstars?

What, do you got your period?

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Yes, Thora Birch's parents were 70's porn performers Carol Connors and Jack Birch.

Leoda Richards. The little old grandma lady who was in everything.

http://movie-dude.com/1Actors%20Pages/Leoda%20Richards.htm

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LOL, What ?

Where in the world did you find that information out at ?

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IMDb. Plus it's well documented that Birch's parents were both in 70's porn.

Leoda Richards. The little old grandma lady who was in everything.

http://movie-dude.com/1Actors%20Pages/Leoda%20Richards.htm

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wow!

I actually never knew that.

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Actually it’s one of my favorite movies.

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Ooh nice! What are your other favorite movies if you don't mind me asking.

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I liked the narration and the anti-materialist theme. One of my favorite scenes is when The Burnham's finally get romantic, but before it's consummated, she kills the mood, the "now", but saying, "Lester, you're gonna get beer all over the couch".

"It's just a fucking couch!"

And all she can say is how much it cost.. I guess I'd say the best part is that it starts out with him as a wimp, and how he finally declares his independence. Also surprising that he never gets jealous that she's fucking the real estate guy, and that when he finally gets what he wants, he doesn't want it anymore. Part of that could be him being surprised at Mena's virginity, and how he doesn't want to take that from her, that she should lose it to someone else. He kinda wakes up when he can see the fear as she says, "This is my first time".

I saw the movie when it came out, still a teen, but I had hope for movies. "Trainspotting" came out a few years earlier, "Buffalo '66" (my #10) came out in 1998, "Magnolia" and a few more, but soon I realized it was a short spark of creativity.

I know I'm getting off-topic a bit, but I wish some more people (maybe some of you?) would upload movies onto YouTube, or at least recommend some great stuff, but not just for the sake of doing it. Something great that can stand with any other movie.

https://jimmorrison.freeforums.net/
https://www.scribd.com/document/382737647/MortSahlFan-Song-List

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:)

Nice description! I think I brought up that movie because I was too focused on work. I was poor when I was a young adult and in a situation that I forced myself to make enough money in case I went through a rainy day or a rainy decade! I felt obligated to my friend/business partner but the things she did on the side was getting to be too much where I didn't want to be a part of it and we resolved my departure so now I need to find out how to live my remaining years.

re: to the last paragraph. If I find anything great I will upload it.

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Thanks, and I hope (and pretty sure) the new phase in your life will just take some getting used to.

https://jimmorrison.freeforums.net/
https://www.scribd.com/document/382737647/MortSahlFan-Song-List

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I wish some more people (maybe some of you?) would upload movies onto YouTube, or at least recommend some great stuff, but not just for the sake of doing it.

Mort, there are plenty of movies to watch on f/b's here.

Norman! What did you put in my tea?

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I know, but I'm guessing there's so many it would be cool if some people would post the best stuff.

One problem is the subtitles. I tried to download one movie with the add-on VideoDownloader, but the max was about 30 seconds of a particular movie. I thought I could always go to another site to grab the subtitles and hope they sync.

https://jimmorrison.freeforums.net/
https://www.scribd.com/document/382737647/MortSahlFan-Song-List

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I'm not sure what you mean regarding the subtitles. They just come with whatever upload was made available.

I find some of the foreign subtitled versions are better quality than the none subtitled ones at times.

Norman! What did you put in my tea?

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With the movies here on filmboards, are you saying you want ones subtitled with English?

Norman! What did you put in my tea?

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Ok, with ya! You didn't say.

Norman! What did you put in my tea?

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Yes, it's a top 10 of all time movie.

think Spacey being the situation he's in will hurt this movie forever

It'll just make it more relevant.

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Like most Oscar winners this film was insanely overrated. I thought the script was terrible, the acting mediocre at best. And I'm a fan of Spacey, I just thought it sucked. That's a NO for me!

Mean people suck.

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I expected this kind of answer from you.

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I expected that from you, genius that you are.

Mean people suck.

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Thanks

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All roses are pretty and smell sweet.
Not just the American Beauty ones.
I like them all just the same.

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I don't think that it has aged well. I liked it ok at the time.

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Lester was a bad father.

The day I tried to win, I wallowed in the blood and mud of all the other pigs. Just like you.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ybkU9yiFdVg

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Hasn't aged well? What do you mean?

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No a damn thing to dislike.
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