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Just a few words on Catch Me If You Can that we watched last week. I consider it light entertainment and a nice story. My pseudo-random thoughts:
- Is it a coincidence that Frank pretends to be a pilot, medical doctor and lawyer? While all three professions have in common that they are well-to-do there may also be the point that they all have their special jargon to identify themselves. Usage that jargon may be enough to pass as one of them rather than proving you're actually skilled. Also these professions are rather opaque to the public and members are said to cover up for one another.
- Is being intelligent, bored and bold all it takes?
- I really liked the graphics in the opening credits with the type fitting in. Also like the airports.
- They mentioned he was using Heidelberg presses. Although their website's history section isn't too specific on that, I am fairly sure that the name change from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG to the more catchy Heidelberg was quite recent and I can't imagine people referred to the presses in that way in the seventies. For those who don't know: Heidelberg is a town in southern Germany. My brother goes to uni there. Finding a flat there is both hard and expensive – supposedly because SAP are having their headquarters around there and their employees have a lot of money to get all the nice places.
- Why on earth would the French police want to treat a criminal who ripped off a couple of banks as badly as is shown in the film? If the film were made a bit later there'd be plenty of room for theories for 'political' Hollywood doing their share of froggy-bashing.
April 5, 2003, 23:27
yeah i am not sure if you knwo this, but catch me if you can is actually a true story. you should read the book, and if you want to know why the french treated him so badly was beacuase first of: it was the 1950’s…he ripped off banks yeah but also stole 2.5 million dollers in fraud checks, so really should consider reading the book before you say some of you opinions, thank you
November 16, 2005, 23:20
I thought this was a movie review_not a book review. Therefore it shouldn’t matter what the book states, he is reviewing a film. With that said, the forging of checks was the crime! Not robbing banks like a Bonnie and Clyde. So I think you’d both better watch the movie again. It was solid entertainment.
April 23, 2006, 18:30
I think you all need to get a life & just enjoy a movie without picking it apart.
October 23, 2007, 14:11