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Old 06-15-2015, 02:06 PM
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I'm really surprised that nobody yet has mentioned Pleasantville, a 1998 American fantasy comedy-drama written, produced, and directed by Gary Ross. The film stars Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, William H. Macy, Joan Allen, Marley Shelton and Jeff Daniels. Here is a trailer on YouTube.
I fell in love with the Joan Allen character (the hinge in the V). Watch out for her (incendiary) discovery of orgasm (self produced)! The polyamory doesn't run right through the film (and I don't want to spoil it for you by expounding on this), but the scene at the end on the bench is just wonderful. As is the one of the son cross-examining his father in the courthouse. (I like the whole film, and it's got the best cover version of "Across The Universe" [by Fiona Apple] that I've ever heard.) I've seen it on video, dubbed into Spanish, as well as in original American (cut up into 10 minute "chapters" - and missing one chapter) on YouTube.
I just saw this film again last night. You know how "It's A Wondeful Life" comes up on TV every Xmas, and some people watch it every year? I think that "Pleasantville" would be my choice for watching once a year. Not just (or even mainly) because of its polyness.

I watched it last night with friends (a couple), the woman being very vociferous about things that bother her on-screen. When the [film] husband says "Where's my dinner?!", my friend shouted "Get it yourself, you lazy bastard!"

... After she calmed down and started paying attention, she LOVED the film.
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Old 06-15-2015, 03:36 PM
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When the [film] husband says "Where's my dinner?!", my friend shouted "Get it yourself, you lazy bastard!"
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LOL.

I think I may have once seen this film. Not sure. (Would have to check the trailer or see a snippet.) But I'll seek it out at the video rental place I go to.
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I've added it to my to-see list.
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I just watched the trailer online. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_RfD-xTnV8

Yeah. I did see that... long ago. I don't remember it well, however. I'll have to watch it again. What I mostly do remember is the obvious stuff about color and black and white (film) employed as analogy or metaphor -- which is cool.
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Oh ... I've seen it.

Don't remember it having a poly element though!
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Oh, wait, I think I do remember ...
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Oh, wait, I think I do remember ...
As gravity gets stronger, and as visible things become more blurry, my memory fades.
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As gravity gets stronger, and as visible things become more blurry, my memory fades.
This sounds suspiciously like somebody sky-diving without a parachute.

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@ River and kdt26417:

When I originally mentioned this film on this thread, NYCindy said that she couldn't remember the poly element. When I suggested that she watch it again, she commented that she didn't think that it was worth a 2nd viewing.

Her loss.

The poly element is there. It's just subtle. Which makes it even more beautiful. This film is a masterpiece.
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I now have my own copy, so that I can watch it whenever I want. Unfortunately, it's only in English and without subtitle options, so I can't share it with my Spanish and German friends who don't speak English.
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