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Sorry, I'm too lazy to write travel posts recently, and have been watching a lot of films. Normally, I don't like the mindless, formulaic romance movies put out by Hollywood, where everything is predictable with a happy ending and passionate kiss in the final scene. I've been drawn to a lot of British films lately, and this one is absolutely the best - "Far From the Madding Crowd." I highly recommend, although the accents are quite thick and it may be difficult to understand. Beautiful cinematography, great acting and a strong, interesting heroine! She's just amazingly beautiful, and I was completely fixated on her the entire film. Lots of romantic twists, action, class struggles - all classic film themes woven together in a captivating tale. If you watch it, I don't think you will be surprised that I like it so much if you're a regular reader of my blog. Happy viewing! :)

Who has film recommendations for me? Any language, any country! Go...! :)

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f_l_o_e
Jan. 18th, 2016 07:24 pm (UTC)
H8ful eight!
The best film about woman rights! )
peacetraveler22
Jan. 18th, 2016 07:26 pm (UTC)
Women's rights? In what way? :) This film looks too violent for my liking. And, I'm a lady and don't want to hear the word "fuck" thrown around hundreds of times in a two hour film. :)) This is quintessential of all Taratino films.
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vitsky
Jan. 18th, 2016 07:26 pm (UTC)
Romantic melodrama?
I suppose, you will enjoy russian movie "Piter FM": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piter_FM
peacetraveler22
Jan. 18th, 2016 07:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks, it sounds interesting. I will need to search for a subtitle version. :)
dorli87
Jan. 18th, 2016 07:30 pm (UTC)
Have you seen MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT?
peacetraveler22
Jan. 18th, 2016 07:36 pm (UTC)
No, but my favorite Woody Allen film is "Match Point." I've always had a bit of a female crush on Scarlett Johansson, though she's not the best actress. :))
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andrey_kaminsky
Jan. 18th, 2016 07:32 pm (UTC)
Я знаю, что говорю:)
A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951
Marlon Brando flaunts excellent, perfect body in this film. I think this is exactly what you need.
peacetraveler22
Jan. 18th, 2016 07:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Я знаю, что говорю:)
You're not a good judge of male attractiveness. :) I've never found Brando appealing, not even in the early days.
barabaan
Jan. 18th, 2016 07:34 pm (UTC)

Tell us about your everyday life. You know us - thats so interesting to know american rutine life.

peacetraveler22
Jan. 18th, 2016 07:39 pm (UTC)
What do you want to know about my everyday life? When I'm not traveling, I think it's the same as yours most of the time. Get up, work all day, come home, eat, sleep - repeat. :)) Soon, I will write a post about the nice apartment building in which I lived near Washington, DC. Then you will see what a high rise building in the U.S. is like, all of the amenities and oddities. Perhaps it will be interesting.
elena_88888
Jan. 18th, 2016 07:36 pm (UTC)
What do you prefer - tears or laugh?
peacetraveler22
Jan. 18th, 2016 07:41 pm (UTC)
I don't like comedies very much. I prefer dramas, or period pieces. So, I guess I prefer to cry when it comes to films. :)
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rider3099
Jan. 18th, 2016 07:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks for recommendation!
Did you watch The Falling? But it’s not romantic )
peacetraveler22
Jan. 18th, 2016 07:43 pm (UTC)
It doesn't have to be a romantic film. :) This one looks good, but a little creepy. It's a type of mystery or supernatural thriller?
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pro100_petrov
Jan. 18th, 2016 07:54 pm (UTC)
By the way, how do you like british accent? Is it difficult for you to understand it?
peacetraveler22
Jan. 18th, 2016 07:59 pm (UTC)
I like British accents, but sometimes I have problems understanding. For instance, at the beginning of this film because the accents are quite strong. I had to keep rewinding the film, to hear some scenes twice. But then I grew accustomed to the speech after the first 20 minutes, and it was fine. :)
pin_gwin
Jan. 18th, 2016 08:03 pm (UTC)
Your note about accent is terrible for me... I thought it is an issue only for immigrants. English is hopeless.
peacetraveler22
Jan. 18th, 2016 08:04 pm (UTC)
What note? That I sometimes can't understand heavy British accents, or that I like them? :)
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qi_tronic
Jan. 18th, 2016 08:18 pm (UTC)
Celtic redhead! No surprise that you liked her :)

I also have a great sympathy to Celtic everything.

My recommendation is the same:
www. imdb. com/title/tt0079579/

It is a romance movie and if you want to understand Russian and Soviet way of life it is like an encyclopedia of it.
peacetraveler22
Jan. 18th, 2016 08:24 pm (UTC)
She doesn't resemble me at all in appearance, but I like the mentality of her character in this film.
qi_tronic
Jan. 18th, 2016 08:30 pm (UTC)
Interesting it is not the first "Far from the madding crowd" out there!
It is based on a classic novel.

www. imdb. com/find?ref_=nv_sr_fn&q=Far+from+the+Madding+Crowd&s=all

Generally, I do not like when successful movies are remade...
peacetraveler22
Jan. 18th, 2016 08:37 pm (UTC)
There's another great British film I just watched, also based on a novel. Period piece, war drama called "Testament of Youth", but I haven't read the book. You can watch the trailer here - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1441953/. It too was fabulous! :)
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lazicka
Jan. 18th, 2016 09:24 pm (UTC)
I must confess, I wasn't too impressed by this movie (Far from the Madding Crowd).
Have you seen "About Time" yet? This is such a good picture! I certainly recommend it :)
peacetraveler22
Jan. 18th, 2016 09:29 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen it, thanks for the suggestion!
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moskitow
Jan. 18th, 2016 09:54 pm (UTC)
I liked "Dear Frankie", "The way", "Night train to Lisbon", "The grand seduction", "Twice born", "Phoenix"
"My old lady" with Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith was very good. I love them both - they are exceptional actors.
peacetraveler22
Jan. 18th, 2016 10:06 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen any of these films, so thanks! It seems Kevin Kline has disappeared from modern cinema. I haven't seen him in any movies recently.
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selfmade
Jan. 18th, 2016 10:32 pm (UTC)
I take it. Will see if I can predict unpredictably spontaneous British film. :)
btw, I really truly liked a few British movies I previously watched.
peacetraveler22
Jan. 18th, 2016 10:51 pm (UTC)
This is a "chick flick." :) I doubt most men would like it, with rare exceptions. I think British films are superior to most of the crap Hollywood pushes out.
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onkel_hans
Jan. 18th, 2016 10:32 pm (UTC)
Did I mention The Affair before?
peacetraveler22
Jan. 18th, 2016 10:46 pm (UTC)
Yes, I watch it!
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