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Check out Michael Sragow’s admiring review of Once Upon A Time In America and then dig the restored director’s cut that was released a few years back. I haven’t seen the movie since the Eighties. It’s time.



1 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jan 23, 2016 6:34 am

Not seen it in years either. Remember it being sprawling, confusing, sentimental but also brilliant..would love to see the director's cut but am guessing its 83 hours long?

2 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jan 23, 2016 6:35 am

Oh, and also remember James Woods being superb (as he always is, at least off Twitter...ahem...)

3 rbj   ~  Jan 23, 2016 4:04 pm

Hope you're enjoying the snow. I'm glad the storm passed me by.

4 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Jan 24, 2016 4:00 pm

Good fellas on TV Monday nite. Maybe we'll be plowed out by then

5 Chyll Will   ~  Jan 26, 2016 10:12 am

[1] I would think it makes a little more sense, but hopefully not in the way that "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" made a little more sense yet didn't actually need the extra scenes (they redubbed certain scenes with both Clint Eastwood and Eli Wallach in present-day voice which was quite off since they were both old, and a stand-in for Lee Van Cleef); hopefully it's restored sound footage as well. The director's cut of The Godafther Saga had restored footage that was interesting and Dances With Wolves made a helluva lot more sense. Blade Runner, eh... point is, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but you never know until you see it >;)

6 Boatzilla   ~  Jan 27, 2016 6:51 am

[5] I love the directors cuts of Leon (The Professional) and Apocalypse Now (Redux), mostly because in both cases they include scenes that either expand of enhance the stories.

In Apocalypse, it's the French plantation owners talking about the "good old days." In Leon, it's the additional, uncomfortable layer of sexual tension (as well as more hit-man action)between Jean Reno and Natalie Portman

7 Chyll Will   ~  Jan 27, 2016 11:04 am

[6] True, loved both of them.

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