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Old 16-11-2006, 16:43   #81
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Really liked this, thought it was a pretty good thriller. It even kept the mass market audience entranced throughout when I saw it meaning there were a lot less whispered convo's and texting going on!

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Old 16-11-2006, 17:17   #82
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Finally got round to seeing this myself. Thumbs up.. However..



That said, it was a well written, well acted piece. Very enjoyable.
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Old 16-11-2006, 22:55   #83
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I assumed Borden went backstage at the 100th (and final) performance, because it was going to be his last chance to figure out how the trick was performed. And Angiers knew him well enough to know that he must, even if he didn't happen to spot Borden in the audience.

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Old 17-11-2006, 01:06   #84
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Really enjoyed the film but one thing niggles

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Old 17-11-2006, 17:54   #85
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With all this talk of the great acting...

What about Bales 'Cor blinkin' blimey apples and pears' cockney accent?

The film was quite good, Jackman was good, but it was hamstrung by having 2 unlikeable characters

The twist could be seen a long way away, so many hints, it just clicks into place at one point
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Old 18-11-2006, 22:23   #86
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Saw this last week and really enjoyed it. Hugh Jackman's trick/twist was pretty easy to spot thanks to David Bowie, but I didn't readily spot Christian Bale's twist because I was hoping
Looking back, the hints were there:




There are a couple of questions:

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Old 19-11-2006, 23:51   #87
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saw this movie last night and loved it... although one query...



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Old 20-11-2006, 13:18   #88
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Gone already. Was hoping to see it this week but not being shown in either of the cinemas here.
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Lol - that's even more obvious!!!!!

And, following on from my question yesterday;


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Saw this on Saturday just after watching Casino Royale and as good as Bond was, this was definitely our favourite. Great acting from the leads and Caine, an interesting story and utterly gorgeous to look at too. Christopher Nolan is really proving to be a director who is comfortable with lots of genres but still having that same signature style.

One thing I was curious about –
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Old 21-11-2006, 21:54   #94
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Without doubt my favourite movie of the year.

I'm about 3/4 of the way through the book at the moment and it's a terrific read - would definately recommend!

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saw it tonight. Very enjoyable although it was quite confusing.

After reading the spoilers here I think I've got the gist of it and would like to read the book.
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I just finished reading the book yesterday & like the movie, it was fantastic. Surprisingly, there is huge differences in the plot, so it still managed to surprise me with its twists & turns. The book also provides a much greater understanding of Borden & Angier's motivations & obviously a much richer, deeper character-study of both.

Normally i'd be unhappy when a movie changes so much of the original story, but I can understand why the Nolan brothers have changed what they did & their movie works much better than if they tried to stick to the novel.
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I watched this last night, knowing nothing about the plot, or the book. I simply knew there were two rival magicians.

Aside from the sci-fi nonsense, I thought it was absolutely superb.

I'm off to get the book
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im waiting for the book to appear in teso etc.... and be half the price. (not seen the film yet)
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Watched this last night and loved it. Would have been even better had I not spotted the twists straight away. A few comments before I forget them:



Definitely going to look up other Christopher Priest books now...

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Old 30-11-2006, 10:44   #100
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Good points, Uridium.

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