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Title:   The Great Train Robbery
Director:   Michael Crichton
Year:   1979
Genre:   Heist
Times Seen:   2
Last Seen:   05.10.08

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
05.10.08  Brian + no job = watches lots of movies. Brian + job = watches few movies. Brian + job + Grand Theft Auto 4 = watches no movies.

Anyway, what a good movie. This is probably one of the movies that made me love the heist genre... it's pretty much the perfect mix of planning, colorful characters, things gone awry, and just plain fun. Plus it's period London which gives Donald Sutherland an excuse to sport his best facial hair in any picture ever. Good stuff.
12.19.04DVD I really like this movie. Again, I watched it this time 'round for a sense of the period as it pertains to the book I'm reading, but it turns out this takes place in 1855, a good century after my book. It's funny to consider that London looked anything like it was portrayed in this movie, since that's through two filters: the film's production design innacuracies, and a hundred years of life. A hundred years makes a huge difference in any other city in the world. But still, I remember the sequence in here where the guy escapes from Newgate prison, which was dealt with somedetail in my book, so I watched it primarily to see that again. As for the movie, it's a heist, it's got Sean Connery and DOnald Sutherland in awesome rogue parts when they were both young, and it's written/directed by Michael Crichton who, critics be damned, I am a fan of. Ultimately, the movie's just really fun to watch.
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