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"Los Angeles showing of City of God..."


  

          

Laemmle Fairfax Cinemas
7907 Beverly Blvd., Hollywood, (map)

1:15pm | 4:10pm | 7:00pm | 9:55pm

if you haven't seen it yet, it's still playing. i'm going back tomorrow!


...a child is born with no state of mind, blind to the ways of mankind, god is smilin' on you and frownin' too, because only god knows what you gonna do...©melle mel

  

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So many people are sleepin on this
May 13th 2003
1
Hey maybe I'll go catch it for the 4th time :)
May 13th 2003
2
RE: Hey maybe I'll go catch it for the 4th time :)
May 13th 2003
5
      RE: Hey maybe I'll go catch it for the 4th time :)
May 13th 2003
6
I Might Peep it Out Today...
May 13th 2003
3
You haven't seen it yet Zoo?
May 13th 2003
4
      Nah, not yet.
May 13th 2003
7
           You had time to see Daddy Day Care
May 13th 2003
8
                Hey, come on man...
May 13th 2003
9
                     uh huh....yeah...sure dude
May 13th 2003
10
Why Don't you just post the spoiler;)
May 13th 2003
11
it was based on a true story
May 13th 2003
12
      Hows this *SPOILER*
May 13th 2003
13
           I didn't know that type of movie could be spoiled
May 13th 2003
14
i'm turning someone on to it on friday n/m
May 13th 2003
15
On City of God,
May 13th 2003
16
RE: Bus 174
May 13th 2003
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      ***WEBSITE LINK***
May 14th 2003
30
           thanks n/n
May 15th 2003
32
good shit
May 13th 2003
18
City of God - Short Review
May 13th 2003
19
i'm goin' to see it tomorrow
May 13th 2003
20
My Bad...
May 13th 2003
21
RE: City of God - Short Review
May 14th 2003
26
Is this one of those movies...
May 14th 2003
22
think pulp fiction in rio with teens
May 14th 2003
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      RE: i agree in terms of...
May 14th 2003
25
           Yeah I agree
May 14th 2003
27
                OK, this is playing by my house...
May 14th 2003
28
                     RE: OK, this is playing by my house...
May 14th 2003
29
                          Yeah it's playing there....
May 15th 2003
31
if you go back
May 14th 2003
24
City of God...SPOILERS
May 16th 2003
33

Sponge
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1. "So many people are sleepin on this"
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I've told alot of people about this, but they just don't go.

I bet they'll rave about this film after it comes out on DVD...people are really sleepin....hell, they're hibernating.

  

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2. "Hey maybe I'll go catch it for the 4th time :)"
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5. "RE: Hey maybe I'll go catch it for the 4th time :)"
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For those later viewings, did you focus on different things.

Say, the 3rd time you didn't pay any attention to the story & subtitles, but just enjoyed the camerawork? Or, you just enjoyed the acting?

I said to myself before watching it a 2nd time, I'm just gonna focus on the camerawork and direction, but I loved the story so much and didn't want to miss out I payed attention to the whole thing again.

Maybe the third time, I'll just focus on the camerawork and editing/pacing...there's so much to enjoy!

  

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6. "RE: Hey maybe I'll go catch it for the 4th time :)"
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>For those later viewings, did you focus on different things.

The 2nd time I just wanted to focus on whatever part of the story I might have missed out on.

>Say, the 3rd time you didn't pay any attention to the story
>& subtitles, but just enjoyed the camerawork? Or, you just
>enjoyed the acting?
>
>I said to myself before watching it a 2nd time, I'm just
>gonna focus on the camerawork and direction, but I loved the
>story so much and didn't want to miss out I payed attention
>to the whole thing again.
>
>Maybe the third time, I'll just focus on the camerawork and
>editing/pacing...there's so much to enjoy!

The 3rd time I told myself I was going to focus more on some of its technical qualities (which I did a little) but like you I just found myself getting caught up in that story

The first time for me was the most difficult though because there is just SO much to see I didn't want to sacrafice that split second to read the subtitles

Damm I gotta go see this again. Who knows when it will come out on DVD


  

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3. "I Might Peep it Out Today..."
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...while counting down to The Matrix.

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4. "You haven't seen it yet Zoo?"
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Don't sleep man its that good

  

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7. "Nah, not yet."
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But I'ma head over there. Today, I think...

I've been meaning to see it...

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8. "You had time to see Daddy Day Care"
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I'm just saying

  

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9. "Hey, come on man..."
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I was, uh, "held hostage."

Yeah, that's what it was...

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10. "uh huh....yeah...sure dude"
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Just go see it man. It's rare that I endorse a movie this much but believe me you'll be glad you saw it

  

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11. "Why Don't you just post the spoiler;)"
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And save everyone money.

  

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12. "it was based on a true story"
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how's that?

...a child is born with no state of mind, blind to the ways of mankind, god is smilin' on you and frownin' too, because only god knows what you gonna do...©melle mel

  

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13. "Hows this *SPOILER*"
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Every main male character's in all the various stories die in a murphy's law, or in the commmon 'I was almost out of the hood' fashion. The little dark-skinned kid killed all the people in the hotel. The main character is the one in the beginning in the movie(the narrator) and he makes it out of the ghetto by taking pictures of the gangs for a newspaper.

Your falling off with that pussy spoile

  

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14. "I didn't know that type of movie could be spoiled"
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*shrugs* it is what it is

...a child is born with no state of mind, blind to the ways of mankind, god is smilin' on you and frownin' too, because only god knows what you gonna do...©melle mel

  

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15. "i'm turning someone on to it on friday n/m"
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16. "On City of God,"
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I thought that it was very interesting visually, and I liked it very much.

***SPOILER ALERT***

My only caveat is that, honestly, most of the violence was at something of an emotional distance, which is appropriate, but I couldn't even mourn Benny's death properly.

The only time this film had me by the heart was in the moments in which L'il Ze was teaching the Runts a lesson. Those little kids really got me. And if I had seen more emotions all the way through, I would have been much more satisfied. Not that I had to see everyone as naked and raw as that child, but I would have liked to believe in the love stories. Or I would have liked to have *felt* the slights that turned L'il Dice into L'il Ze, rather than just having to take Rocket's word for it.

And the thing is, this is a fairly minor criticism, and I might not even have thought of it had it not been for the one truly brilliant scene. The rest of the violence I left inside the theatre when the movie was over. That little kid I took home with me and couldn't quite shake for a week.

On the other hand, "Bus 174" which deals with much of the same information, is the most affecting documentary I have ever seen. I hear that it has been picked up by HBO as part of the documentary series that they are sponsoring. See it.

Bus 174 had a cumulative effect that won't leave me alone. I think part of it may be because it is a documentary and it doesn't have a happy ending for anyone -- no one becomes a successful photographer and then goes on to tell their story. Bus 174 is really about bleakness. And it's not pretty, so you can't get caught up in the visuals. And the way that the director builds the story is amazing. Amazing.

Really really really. See it.

If you liked City of God, you'll never forget Bus 174.


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All meetings end in separation
All acquisition ends in dispersion
All life ends in death
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Every hundred years, all new people

  

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17. "RE: Bus 174"
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>If you liked City of God, you'll never forget Bus 174.

I'll have to check this out. I heard there was a documentary in this subject but I didn't know the name of it

Hey good to see you back Janey! Yeah I know what you're thinking "and who are you again?" Don't mind me I'm just a fan

  

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30. "***WEBSITE LINK***"
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http://www.bus174.com/director.htm

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32. "thanks n/n"
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18. "good shit"
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my bro made me go see it.
i'll get the dvd f'sure.

i guess with a movie like this u gotta rely on word of mouth than anything else...

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19. "City of God - Short Review"
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Very, very good movie. Damn near great.

I have to see it again...I HATE small fuckin' screens...that one at the Laemmle Fairfax SUCKED.

Li'l Ze was GANGSTA.

The storytelling was fantastic. Never got lost or confused as to what was happening...except when I had to run to the potty. I apparently missed the transition from the 70's to the 80's.

Only problem? A little TOO violent. I'm starting to show my age. Had this been a few years back, I would have been like "Hell Yeah!" to all the shooting and killing and such...

Very stylish yet solid piece of filmmaking. Very snazzy, very Scorcese-esque, technically solid.

Definitely a DVD purchase. I refuse to return to that theatre.

Good lookin' out, Myno and buildingblock.

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20. "i'm goin' to see it tomorrow"
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no homo, but you should've hit me up. we coulda trooped up there together.

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21. "My Bad..."
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I just happened to be oot and aboot...caught the matinee.

Maybe I'll return on Thursday...but man, that screen...

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26. "RE: City of God - Short Review"
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>I have to see it again...I HATE small fuckin' screens...that
>one at the Laemmle Fairfax SUCKED.

Is the Laemmele that bad? I always pass by it but I've never seen anything there. It's unfortunate you didn't see it at a better spot. I saw it 3 times (which is unheard of for me) at The Grove which is a great theater. I was gonna go yesterday also but I got caught up. Now I'm debating whether or not I want to see it on a little crappy screen

>Only problem? A little TOO violent. I'm starting to show
>my age. Had this been a few years back, I would have been
>like "Hell Yeah!" to all the shooting and killing and
>such...

Yeah it is extremely violent and as Janey touched on in her post, with the exception of that scene involving the runts the violence doesn't seem to have much emotional weight but I really feel that was the point in showing that in Lil Ze and Co.'s world this type of violence (and human life for that matter) really meant very little to them so I really feel most of the violence in this film was necessary to make the viewer feel what it might actually be like to be trapped in this environment. I mean NOBODY who watches this film is thinking "damm It would be cool to live there". Lil Ze and Benny were the kingpins of the neighborhood and all they had were dirtbikes.

Unfortonately as we know, many will just like this film for the "gangsta" aspect of it and for that reason "City Of God" will be looked upon by many in the same light as "Scarface" (An unflattering comparison if you ask me)

>Very stylish yet solid piece of filmmaking. Very snazzy,
>very Scorcese-esque, technically solid.

Visually nothing short of amazing IMO. Bennys farewell scene is worth the price of admission alone

Also the fact that there were virtually no professional actors in this film still blows me away when I think about it

Finally I loved the sucessful use of humor in this film as well (Lil Ze seeing his picture in the paper, Rockets attempt at a life of crime, Bennys new style "I'm a playboy now")

>Good lookin' out, Myno and buildingblock.

No problem. Just sorry you didn't get to catch it on a better screen like it deserves to be seen. I'm sure you saw "Daddy Day Care" on a great screen lol.

  

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22. "Is this one of those movies..."
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that only plays on like 20 screens nationwide? Cause everyone keeps talking about this on this board, but I can't find where it's playing anywhere in Atlanta, and I have one of those little ass "art house" theaters up the street from my house. Someone give me a plot summary or something, everyone keeps saying "Go see it!" but I want to know what the hell it is I am going to see, if I can find somewhere in Atlanta that this is playing...


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23. "think pulp fiction in rio with teens"
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25. "RE: i agree in terms of..."
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energy and pacing and "style points"...in that it's like Pulp Fiction witht the different stories as well...Goodfellas, too.

However, where "Pulp Fiction" is "pulp fiction," "City of God" is about life in the slums of Rio at ann "arm's length" exploration. Many people praised it for giving them a view of something they never knew existed.

  

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27. "Yeah I agree"
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>energy and pacing and "style points"...in that it's like
>Pulp Fiction witht the different stories as
>well...Goodfellas, too.
>
>However, where "Pulp Fiction" is "pulp fiction," "City of
>God" is about life in the slums of Rio at ann "arm's length"
>exploration. Many people praised it for giving them a view
>of something they never knew existed.

Sure there is some "Pulp" influence in some scenes but to call it another Pulp Fiction is kind of a misleading description. If anything It's more comparable to "Goodfellas" in terms of storytelling style. And as you mentioned, most people would never know this place ever existed had it not been for this movie

  

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28. "OK, this is playing by my house..."
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so I guess me and my fiance will go check it out this weekend, they got a whole bunch of other shit playing that I haven't heard of, check out the show schedule and make some suggestions for me...

http://www.madstonetheaters.com/main_schedule_page.jsp


"People make their jokes, and say we're off to see the Wizard
But me and Dorothy and Toto's on yo' ass when you visit"
-Kansas City's own Tech N9ne

We the children of the Light, you know what I mean?
That's why I'm hating on the darkness like Paula Deen
Cause in my hood they masked up like it's Halloween
We going hard for the Rock, but we not some fiends
- Andy Mineo

  

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29. "RE: OK, this is playing by my house..."
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I haven't really seen anything playing there. I hear The "Quiet American" is great though. I've heard mixed things about "The Shape Of Things". City Of God is playing at that theater? I didn't see it on there

  

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31. "Yeah it's playing there...."
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I think that their website brings up the show schedule of the theater closest to you, this is the schedule for today thru the weekend...

Atlanta > 5/15/03

The Matrix: Reloaded: 1:00 | 3:40 | 7:10 | 9:50
A Mighty Wind: 1:25 | 3:25 | 5:25 | 7:25 | 9:25
XX/XY: 1:20 | 3:05 | 5:00 | 7:10 | 9:00
Chaos: 1:00 | 3:10 | 5:15 | 7:35 | 9:45
Cidade de Deus (City of God): 3:15 | 7:25
X2: X-Men United: 1:30 | 4:15 | 7:00 | 9:45
The Quiet American: 1:15 | 5:35 | 9:50
Bend It Like Beckham: 1:05 | 3:30 | 5:40 | 7:40 | 9:50
Days of Heaven: 1:15 | 3:20 | 5:25 | 7:30 | 9:40



"People make their jokes, and say we're off to see the Wizard
But me and Dorothy and Toto's on yo' ass when you visit"
-Kansas City's own Tech N9ne

We the children of the Light, you know what I mean?
That's why I'm hating on the darkness like Paula Deen
Cause in my hood they masked up like it's Halloween
We going hard for the Rock, but we not some fiends
- Andy Mineo

  

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24. "if you go back"
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no loud taco crunching...and tell tuba I said 'hi' before he....well, you know


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33. "City of God...SPOILERS"
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I absolutely adored this film. It was a very stylishly shot film, but that wasn't the only thing that held up and carried it. The tales were heartbreaking but solid and so was the acting. I was watching a documentary on Brazil and there was a guy from Cidade de Deus who said that after the film came out, it was really hard for people from that favela to find work and stuff because people thought that that was all that went on there and that everyone from there was a drug dealer or gang member. But things calmed down after a while he said. As for Benny's farewell scene, I was heartbroken after that, even though I knew it was coming and was inevitable. Ned's story was also tragic, the fact that he didn't want anyone killed but then found that he had no other choice. For me the scariest part was seeing the smile and the pleasure on Lil Ze's face(while he was still known as Lil Dice) as he went around killing all those people in the beginning and then seeing the runts do exactly the same thing to him and knowing that the vicious cycle would continue.


Join the Army! Travel to exotic, distant lands. Meet exciting, unusual people, and kill them.- Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket.

Join the Army! Travel to exotic, distant lands. Meet exciting, unusual people, and kill them.- Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket

  

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