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last night i watched the movie "reds". (Original Post) DesertFlower May 2013 OP
Awesome flick Kath1 May 2013 #1
I have never seen it... awoke_in_2003 May 2013 #2
netflix has it on DVD and direct streaming. DesertFlower May 2013 #3
I might have to just buy it... awoke_in_2003 May 2013 #4
i gave up netflix too, but DesertFlower May 2013 #5
Bottle Shock, chervilant May 2013 #7
Funnily enough, grahamhgreen May 2013 #6
I got the DVD of it from Netflix a few months ago........ socialist_n_TN May 2013 #8
Good call. CanSocDem May 2013 #9
Well, regarding "Reds" I would have LOVED to have seen a little more...... socialist_n_TN May 2013 #10
There is no conspiracy to keep the October revolution from the big screen. former9thward May 2013 #12
Yeah, war movies never make money....... socialist_n_TN May 2013 #13
Did you read my post? former9thward May 2013 #15
ALL war movies are political..... socialist_n_TN May 2013 #16
Q: "Who's winning the war, Jack?" dogknob May 2013 #14
loved that reply. DesertFlower May 2013 #17
A little talky at times, but still a good flick. (nt) Paladin May 2013 #11


(34,582 posts)
4. I might have to just buy it...
Mon May 27, 2013, 02:17 AM
May 2013

I gave up Netflix when they got rid of their unlimited movies, three at a time thing. Streaming is not appealing- we have hi def TVs yet tolerate low def technolgy (streaming)


(11,649 posts)
5. i gave up netflix too, but
Mon May 27, 2013, 03:44 AM
May 2013

when i bought a new tv a few months ago, it had the capability of getting netflix streaming. i had a 1 month free trial. yesterday i signed up for the free 1 month trial for DVDs.

they don't make very many good movies anymore so i plan on renting older ones. there were a few good ones recently, i.e., "the descendants", "the help", "the reluctant fundamentalist" and the other night i did a pay per view and saw "side effects". there are a few others, but i can't think of the titles right now. most movies today are geared toward young people, lots of action, etc. i'm 71. it's the same with tv programs. so many good ones were canceled, i.e., "harry's law", "cold case", "without a trace". advertisers want to appeal to those between 18 and 39. they say older people won't change their brand of tooth paste, etc. so we're stuck with stupid reality shows like "the bachelorette", the kardashians, etc.


(8,267 posts)
7. Bottle Shock,
Mon May 27, 2013, 08:39 AM
May 2013

Secondhand Lions, there are a few decent contemporary films. I'm hard pressed to name them ...


(11,481 posts)
8. I got the DVD of it from Netflix a few months ago........
Mon May 27, 2013, 10:24 AM
May 2013

and watched it again. Like you I hadn't seen it since the early 80s. It was a good movie, but it's not really that much of a political movie. It's at it's base, a love story set in a political milieu.

Still a good movie though.



(3,286 posts)
9. Good call.
Mon May 27, 2013, 10:38 AM
May 2013

"Political" movies need some passion like Strawberry Statement or Medium Cool. Movies that make you seethe.



(11,481 posts)
10. Well, regarding "Reds" I would have LOVED to have seen a little more......
Mon May 27, 2013, 11:14 AM
May 2013

on the October Revolution and Jack Reed's take on it. There was one scene that I recall and that was it. That would have made it more of a political movie and not just a love story.

In fact, I'd love to see a movie based entirely on the October Revolution. It would have everything, sex, violence, personalities, and high drama. Of course, that movie will probably never be made in the USA BECAUSE it was a "how to" on a successful socialist revolution.


(32,389 posts)
12. There is no conspiracy to keep the October revolution from the big screen.
Mon May 27, 2013, 11:31 AM
May 2013

No matter how "successful" you think it was. Political movies do not do well in the U.S. Reds is a good example. All sorts of stars and it barely broke even. That is why they are not made.


(2,431 posts)
14. Q: "Who's winning the war, Jack?"
Mon May 27, 2013, 11:39 AM
May 2013

A: "J.P. Morgan" *sits back down*

Also... the "Why can't you come?" joke on the stairs is faster than the fastest "whaaa...? joke The Simpsons writers ever came up with. The line, and Diane Keaton's reaction in about 800 milliseconds. Love it.

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