The Prestige

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I thought this movie was really quite interesting, even if it telegraphs some of its twists waaaaaaay in advance, especially if you're "watching closely" like they suggest you to.

David Bowie was pretty awesome as Nikola Tesla, and Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman are great leads. They put a lot of passion and borderline madness into their performances, which gives the movie a lot of edge.

skye (skyknyt), Sunday, 12 November 2006 11:36 (seventeen years ago) link

This thing sounds great, David Bowie as Tesla? I have to see it, but is it in the movies or on dvd or something?

btw; anyone hear what the Dixie Chicks movie did at the box office?
In 14 days, “Shut Up and Sing” has taken in $174,891. Maybe they should take their own movie titles advice.

Barb e (Barb e), Tuesday, 14 November 2006 03:43 (seventeen years ago) link

Aw, poor Dixie Chicks.

And yes, David Bowie is stellar in the film.

AnthonyTRON (fabhappyfruit), Tuesday, 14 November 2006 09:05 (seventeen years ago) link

one month passes...
Wow, time to go see Shut Up and Sing.

In any case, 175k isn't too terrible for a documentary that probably cost half that.

I didn't see The Prestige. I saw The Illusionist. WORST FILM OF 2006

Syra (Syra), Thursday, 4 January 2007 19:38 (seventeen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
At the end of this movie, I felt much the way I would have if, at the end of Citizen Kane, "rosebud" turned out to be the name of a time traveller from the future whom Kane met during childhood who foretold that he would rise to a position of great power and wealth as a means of motivating his ambition so that the time-traveller's hidden, ultimate goal of influencing the course of history would ensure the eventual development of his favorite future TV melodrama "Xanadu".

Peter Chung (Peter Chung), Friday, 26 January 2007 00:33 (seventeen years ago) link

Whoa! What a trippy ending that would've been for Citizen Kane! Would've put a better spin on Kane than a life spent in misplaced aquisitions seeking carefree lost days of boyhood.

I prefer your ending Peter and I think I'll retain that image but I suspect you didn't care much for the Prestige.

Barb e (Barb e), Friday, 26 January 2007 03:56 (seventeen years ago) link

three years pass...

just watched this movie last night and it was totally weird -- all of these famous people were in this big budget magic movie and i had no idea it even existed

bowie as tesla? wha? it was pretty good, though.

The Great Jumanji, (La Lechera), Wednesday, 25 August 2010 17:57 (thirteen years ago) link

that's a movie i always forget that i've seen. ppl will tell me all about it and i'm like "no idea what movie you're talking about" and then they get to the Bowie as Tesla bit and it all goes DING and i'm like oh yeah i totally saw that. it was good. p.s. wtf is this board btw

arby's, Wednesday, 8 September 2010 01:10 (thirteen years ago) link

~this is~ i mean

arby's, Wednesday, 8 September 2010 01:11 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

what is UP with christian bale's accent

2001: a based godyssey (dayo), Monday, 10 October 2011 01:08 (twelve years ago) link

really dude... your gonna bump the aeon flux thread?

The sham nation of Israel should be destroyed. (Princess TamTam), Monday, 10 October 2011 01:10 (twelve years ago) link

I don't want to sully my liveblogging with the taint of the illusionist

2001: a based godyssey (dayo), Monday, 10 October 2011 01:12 (twelve years ago) link

four years pass...

watched this yesterday. i've seen it before, but this time it was very confusing. so David Bowie's Tesla machine makes clones? but there are also twins?

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 12 January 2016 22:19 (eight years ago) link

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