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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-03-10 07:21 AM
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15. children of Men is one of the best movies of the last decade...
Edited on Wed Feb-03-10 07:24 AM by WCGreen
It was griping, provocative and had a great cast...

Apocalyptic movies at their best.

Plus that one shot battle scene was totally awesome from a technical and cinematic event.

I liken it to Gene Kelley's dance in Singing in the Rain. Only two camera shifts in that four and a half minute shot. Compare that to the multi take splice together of "the king of dance" and you see genius.

Another reason my appreciation of Usher continues to rise...
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        - I know I'm in small minority here, but....  Tommy_Carcetti   Feb-04-10 10:20 AM   #50 
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  - children of Men is one of the best movies of the last decade...  WCGreen   Feb-03-10 07:21 AM   #15 
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  - Agreed.  Mojambo   Feb-03-10 01:22 PM   #33 
  - Thanks for the tip.  jobycom   Feb-03-10 02:17 PM   #42 
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  - Probably  jrandom421   Feb-04-10 01:38 PM   #52 

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