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Introduction post [29 Jan 2007|11:47pm]

[ mood | calm ]

Hi all

This community seems to be quiet, but am hoping maybe a new post or two will get things going. I had to join this community because American Beauty I think will always remain a top 5 fav movie of all time for me. It made a great impact on me in the cinema upon first viewing and still does even on repeats. I make a point of not watching it too often so not to loose its effect. It was also the movie that bought Kevin Spacey to my attention and I've been following his career ever since. :)

Lots of great dialogue in this movie. What are people's favourite?

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[20 Feb 2006|10:22am]

i can't believe i was the last person who posted.

2 months ago....lol.

this is dead.
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[26 Dec 2005|04:14pm]

why doesnt anyone post in here anymore? jeezZ.

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Favourite movies from the American Beauty cast? [03 Sep 2005|01:14pm]

[ mood | creative ]

Last night I had the pleasure of watching "Swimming With Sharks", in which Kevin Spacey stars as boss from hell Buddy Ackerman, studio vice president of Keystone Films.

When film school graduate Guy (Frank Whaley) is hired as his assistant, he soon realises he must endure public humiliation, putting up with his new employer's unreasonable demands and simply sitting back as the "professional" executive charms the pants off every would-be actress who passes his office doors. On top of this, Guy has some respectable ideas, but after Ackerman claims a particularly engrossing script Guy has written as his own, the weedy assistant decides it's time for revenge...

Kevin Spacey never fails to pull off the bad guy in films, and my personal favourite (other than Beauty of course), has to be Se7en. Spacey glitters in the all star cast and produces one of his most chilling performances. I can watch this film time and time again and Spacey still produces eerie vibes!

Of any actor or actress in American Beauty, which is your favourite film of theirs, based on performance, character, or just the fantastic storyline?

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Movie trivia for the film. [25 Aug 2005|04:39pm]

[ mood | accomplished ]

While checking out the ratings of the film and looking for pictures on IMDB.com (Internet Movie Database) I came across some interesting trivia about the film. You might know about some of it, you may not; I found it pretty insightful that so much thought and care was put into the film. What is also surprising are the original ideas director Sam Mendes, screenwriter Alan Ball and editor Tariq Anwar had for the film - it could have turned out very differently, but I'm glad it didn't ^_^

Selected pieces of movie trivia from American Beauty.Collapse )

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[25 Aug 2005|04:20pm]

Wow, so many new members! First off I'd like to welcome you all to the community, I've been a busy bee lately which is why there isn't much stuff happening, but that's going to change shortly ;)
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[23 Jun 2005|10:31pm]

i absolutely love this movie. it taught me so many things about life. i first saw it when i was 12. it changed my life forever and how i see things. im happy to be apart of this community. hurraah. if anyone wants to talk more my aim sn is ulookbutcantsee <<<<see the american beauty influence? hehe. well...i hope more ppl join this community and we can have good discussions and all. take care guys. :::ilana:::
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[14 Jun 2005|07:28pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

I'm new to the community but an absolutely massive fan of the film. It's one of the most beautiful, entertaining, well-cast, well-acted and well-made films of my generation. Every minute of the film spoke volumes to me!. The ending was unbelievable. I cried and cried and cried!. The soundtrack was phenomenal as well, 3 cheers for Thomas Newman!!. Anyway, just thought i'd voice my opinions on it and i'm quite honoured to be part of a community who loves and enjoys the film!

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[01 Jun 2005|10:57pm]

[ mood | bored and tired ]

So, Hey! Let's discuss. Would we all want a Nazi plate, now that we've seen the film? Not that we love Nazis or anything, just that we would want something from the movie. If you do love Nazis, you need therapy or need to stop/start taking drugs!

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[22 May 2005|02:10am]

Nice to see some more members joining :)

I won't say RECRUIT PEOPLE, because I really don't mind if we have 10 members or 110, just as long as everyone is willing to post in a respectable and intelligent manner.

I am sarabee__x, I your community moderator. Feel free to use a post to introduce yourself. Making icons/wallpapers/banners is also welcomed, as are reviews (full or otherwise) of the film, and others like it.

Although there is nothing quite like American Beauty ;)
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Favorite Character, introduction [20 May 2005|10:45pm]

[ mood | Prom #2 tomorrow, yay! ]

Hello all, my name is Tom. I am from Boston and will be attending Sarah Lawrence College next year to study film. American Beauty is definitely my second favorite movie ever, behind The Cider House Rules. Thank you all for letting me join this community!

My favorite character in American Beauty has to be Colonel Frank Fitts, followed closely by Buddy Kane. Col. Fitts is the best because he is so good at representing a overly patriotic right-wing military figure. He also adds a lot to the story, because without him, Ricky wouldn't be in the story and that whole dimension would be lost and then the movie would be nothing but a piece about a dysfunctional suburban family. The character is also ruthless, yet very sensitive. There is also a touch of humor provided, especially in reference to the two Jims, "You said you two were partners. What business are you in?"

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Well I'm going to start.. [18 May 2005|07:43pm]

[ mood | amused ]

There are three members..three people can have nice discussions.

I'd like to know who your favorite character in American Beauty is-and why?

Mine is Carolyn. Annette Benning is a marvelous actress in anything she does. She could read me the script to Glitter and it would be interesting. (Tee hee). The character though is what astounds me the most. A woman that can be so unhappy that she makes herself honestly believe that everything is all right and is so stuck on perfection that she abuses herself because she thinks she's weak. I could go on and on...

I also love Ricky's mother played by Allison Janney (Sp?). Great character work in that movie.

So? What do you two think?

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American Beauty [02 Jan 2005|11:15pm]

Welcome to the American Beauty community.

Once we have more members, we will be able to start posting =)
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