The last impressive performance by Robert De Niro?

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Re: The last impressive performance by Robert De Niro?

Postby fire and fueryIre » 24 Mar 2017, 15:39

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Re: The last impressive performance by Robert De Niro?

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 24 Mar 2017, 15:46

The Great Defector wrote:I was watching in silver lining playbook the other night and come to the conclusion that these days with shakey camera, too many close ups and more rapid editing, that you don't get a chance to see him (and other old school actors of his elk) long enough to see them fully act in a shot. In the likes of goodfellas, god-da, taxi driver etc, the camera was fixed on him for a lot longer. Even a minute or two more than in most of today's films.

It's just a theory.


While I generally share your opinion that the tics of modern filmmakers have been detrimental - it still has to be said that great screen acting still exists. If a guy like Phillip Seymour Hoffman could put up a career-full of greatness in the late 90s and 2000s - then it has to have been possible for De Niro to have fared better.
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Re: The last impressive performance by Robert De Niro?

Postby The Great Defector » 24 Mar 2017, 15:47

Davey the Fat Boy wrote:
The Great Defector wrote:I was watching in silver lining playbook the other night and come to the conclusion that these days with shakey camera, too many close ups and more rapid editing, that you don't get a chance to see him (and other old school actors of his elk) long enough to see them fully act in a shot. In the likes of goodfellas, god-da, taxi driver etc, the camera was fixed on him for a lot longer. Even a minute or two more than in most of today's films.

It's just a theory.


While I generally share your opinion that the tics of modern filmmakers have been detrimental - it still has to be said that great screen acting still exists. If a guy like Phillip Seymour Hoffman could put up a career-full of greatness in the late 90s and 2000s - then it has to have been possible for De Niro to have fared better.



Good point, exception to the rule maybe?
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Re: The last impressive performance by Robert De Niro?

Postby sloopjohnc » 24 Mar 2017, 16:26

People might laugh at this, but I thought he was really good in the Intern with Ann Hathaway.
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Re: The last impressive performance by Robert De Niro?

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Re: The last impressive performance by Robert De Niro?

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sloopjohnc wrote:People might laugh at this, but I thought he was really good in the Intern with Ann Hathaway.



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Re: The last impressive performance by Robert De Niro?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 24 Mar 2017, 16:46

I was just pointing out that Nicholson did plenty of films as an old bloke, prior to retiring, that the glass ceiling which rich white men face isn't perhaps as bad as we all feared. Michael Caine did ok too, playing Michael Caine better in old age than he did as a youth, I think.


*Edit - I didn't notice this discussion had moved on to page 2. It now looks strangely out of place, without quoting someone. Damn you, internet.
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Re: The last impressive performance by Robert De Niro?

Postby Goat Boy » 24 Mar 2017, 16:59

I think De Niro has been in some embarrassing films whereas Nicholson and Freeman perhaps haven't and that's the difference. But in terms of great parts none of them have exactly been killing it for quite some time although About Schmidt was a notable exception for Jack
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Re: The last impressive performance by Robert De Niro?

Postby fire and fueryIre » 24 Mar 2017, 17:33

sloopjohnc wrote:People might laugh at this, but I thought he was really good in the Intern with Ann Hathaway.


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Re: The last impressive performance by Robert De Niro?

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The Great Defector wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:People might laugh at this, but I thought he was really good in the Intern with Ann Hathaway.



The only thing that can possibly save you now is...."I was watching this to impress a lady friend".


:oops:

I like it

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Re: The last impressive performance by Robert De Niro?

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sloopjohnc wrote:
The Great Defector wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:People might laugh at this, but I thought he was really good in the Intern with Ann Hathaway.



The only thing that can possibly save you now is...."I was watching this to impress a lady friend".


:oops:

I like it

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I haven't seen it, so won't dismiss it out f hand like some posters. From the clips I saw I remember thinking that De Niro looked good in it, an interesting vulnerability.
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Re: The last impressive performance by Robert De Niro?

Postby The Great Defector » 24 Mar 2017, 19:54

It's called banter and having the craic. We couldn't care less if he liked it or not.
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Re: The last impressive performance by Robert De Niro?

Postby sloopjohnc » 24 Mar 2017, 20:15

The Great Defector wrote:It's called banter and having the craic. We couldn't care less if he liked it or not.


What Mark's saying is that light hearted, critical debate goes out the window as long as he can make a joke about my manhood.

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Re: The last impressive performance by Robert De Niro?

Postby The Great Defector » 24 Mar 2017, 20:19

Yeah. If you were that bothered by it we know you'd let us hear it.
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Re: The last impressive performance by Robert De Niro?

Postby sloopjohnc » 24 Mar 2017, 20:55

The Great Defector wrote:Yeah. If you were that bothered by it we know you'd let us hear it.


Your posts on the NBA thread bother me. This, no.
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Re: The last impressive performance by Robert De Niro?

Postby The Great Defector » 25 Mar 2017, 02:38

sloopjohnc wrote:
The Great Defector wrote:Yeah. If you were that bothered by it we know you'd let us hear it.


Your posts on the NBA thread bother me. This, no.

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Re: The last impressive performance by Robert De Niro?

Postby joels344 » 25 Mar 2017, 07:23

He played Robert De Niro pretty well in Silver Linings Playbook.

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Re: The last impressive performance by Robert De Niro?

Postby PresMuffley » 25 Mar 2017, 10:59

I watched Silver Linings Playbook - forgettable film for the most part. I mean, I remember who was in it, but that's about it.
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Re: The last impressive performance by Robert De Niro?

Postby Jeemo » 25 Mar 2017, 19:10

sloopjohnc wrote:People might laugh at this, but I thought he was really good in the Intern with Ann Hathaway.


In a very underwritten part I thought he was fine. The film was very very slight. However I'd rather watch this again than suffer The Hateful Eight or Interstellar again.
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Re: The last impressive performance by Robert De Niro?

Postby joels344 » 27 Mar 2017, 01:22

PresMuffley wrote:I watched Silver Linings Playbook - forgettable film for the most part. I mean, I remember who was in it, but that's about it.


It's one of those films that does the bare minimum in terms of telling a story, setting up relatively believable characters and motivates scenes well enough to produce a coherent film. Nothing particularly bad from a filmmaking standpoint, but nothing particularly memorable either. I did like Bradley Cooper in the film, though. He's a damn good actor anyway.