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Re:The Ice Storm
« Reply #45 on: June 25, 2003, 01:27:48 am »
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I enjoyed this movie a great deal -- not merely Elijah's performance, but also actors like Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline, God bless 'em all. (Is it my imagination, or did Tobey Maguire look like he was having fun?)

The very gradual unfolding of the movie, the nuanced characterizations, the unspoken words under the friendly familial babble, and the confusion of kids under the un-watch of their hypocritical parents -- all of these were amazing. Ang Lee did a fantastic job with it.

Interestingly, this movie gave a bit of extra help to Elijah where LOTR was concerned -- Fran Walsh was a fan of his performance in it, PJ said.

I would hardly call it boring -- I didn't want to miss a single scene out of fear that something important would be missed. Watch the faces.
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« Reply #46 on: July 02, 2003, 11:45:16 am »
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Hello!

Today I was with my mum in the library and I was searching for a
Lij-movie. I remembered the name 'The Ice Storm' from somewhere on the internet and I found the movie.
But the back of the video said something about sex-revolution and stuff.. so uhm, I didn't take the video cause you never know what kinda movie it is, right? And mothers, you know... LOL

So, has anybody seen that movie and how is it?

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« Reply #47 on: July 02, 2003, 02:23:00 pm »
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From what I can remember, I think there is only one sex scene (if you can call it that) where Lij tries to have sexual intercourse while on top of Cristina, and fully clothed 

If you want to talk about watching sex scenes with your mum, try watching Titanic, where Kate gets naked for Leo... while your whole family is in the room   
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« Reply #48 on: July 02, 2003, 03:19:32 pm »
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I'ven't seen this movie yet coz they told me it's not too good and that Lij isn't too much in the movie, coz I'm still thinking if it's worth to buy or not?! Give me an advice please.........
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« Reply #49 on: July 02, 2003, 04:49:33 pm »
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Quote from: Gecko on July 02, 2003, 03:19:32 pm   

I'ven't seen this movie yet coz they told me it's not too good and that Lij isn't too much in the movie, coz I'm still thinking if it's worth to buy or not?! Give me an advice please.........
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Rent it from the library.....
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« Reply #50 on: July 02, 2003, 09:18:43 pm »
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I've seen it, well most of it, and what I saw wasn't that bad. It really isn't a sex movie. But no, Elijah isn't in it that often     However tobey Maguire is in it too 
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« Reply #51 on: July 02, 2003, 09:47:28 pm »
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I have Ice Storm among my collection of DVD's.  It is a very good movie, rated highly by the critics, but died at the box office.
Both Tobey Maquire and Lij are in it, and Lij plays a trouble teen, who
is finding out about sex from Christina Ricci.  It is set in the Seventies when a lot of wife swapping was going on.  Tobey's dad is doing the deed with Lij's mom (they are neighbors you know), so you get the general idea.  No nudity, just under the covers humping, and the scene with Lij and Christina which is very short, and it's all suggestive.
Lij doesn't have a large part in it, but he is very cute, and his tale of molecules is funny.  The end is very tragic however.
It has an R rating for language, sexual situations, and drug use. 
If you are 16 or over you sure wouldn't see anything more than you see on NYPD Blue.
I enjoyed it very much.  I bought it mostly because I am a huge fan of Tobey Maquire and Kevin Kline. Lij was an extra special bonus.
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« Reply #52 on: July 02, 2003, 11:15:33 pm »
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i've seen part of it....it was kind of sad =/...
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« Reply #53 on: July 03, 2003, 09:00:58 am »
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Quote from: Hatice on July 02, 2003, 02:23:00 pm   

From what I can remember, I think there is only one sex scene (if you can call it that) where Lij tries to have sexual intercourse while on top of Cristina, and fully clothed 

If you want to talk about watching sex scenes with your mum, try watching Titanic, where Kate gets naked for Leo... while your whole family is in the room   


lol, no I'm not going to try that!!!

thx!

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« Reply #54 on: July 03, 2003, 09:03:40 am »
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thank you guys!
I'm gonna see it, I like Tobey too

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« Reply #55 on: July 03, 2003, 01:57:43 pm »
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The film was CRAP! But i only watched it for the pure enjoyment of LIJ!
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« Reply #56 on: July 04, 2003, 06:20:57 am »
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Quote from: Grawsywoll on July 03, 2003, 01:57:43 pm   

The film was CRAP! But i only watched it for the pure enjoyment of LIJ!

I agree with you 100%..the movie was weird, boring, there was no real storyline but elijah looks really cute in it. I only taped the lij parts but didn't care about the rest
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« Reply #57 on: July 04, 2003, 07:34:24 pm »
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Quote from: Grawsywoll on July 03, 2003, 01:57:43 PM   
The film was CRAP! But i only watched it for the pure enjoyment of LIJ!


I agree with you 100%..the movie was weird, boring, there was no real storyline but elijah looks really cute in it. I only taped the lij parts but didn't care about the rest 
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« Reply #58 on: July 16, 2003, 12:32:20 am »
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I thought "Ice Storm" was sheer brilliance. I don't tire of it.

I love the way that half the characterizations were in the script, and the rest was the cast taking their parts and running with them. Kevin Kline, Elijah and Sigourney Weaver are always amazing. (And I admit I have a soft spot for Tobey Maguire)

And it's an underappreciated art to have silence in movies, just to let the actors' faces show what's going on. And in scenes where the characters are speaking, they might as well be silent because their words have no meaning.
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« Reply #59 on: July 16, 2003, 10:44:35 am »
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i also think 'the ice storm' is brilliant. it's definitely one of ang lee's finest films and all his actors give incredibly nuanced performances...with elijah's performance possibly the best, and certainly, IMHO, the best of his career so far. his character is completely bizarre and tragic and he inhabits it wholly. you might find the film boring because it's a character study, which is sometimes harder for people to sink their teeth into, but give it a chance...let its mood wash over you...feel how desperate each character is in their own way...and you'll see...
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