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File: 6ca95ba5c68ed46⋯.png (1.61 MB, 1530x615, 102:41, 2018_.png)

 No.12281[Reply]

Hello posters of /film/, we are almost halfway through 2018, what are your favourite movies you've seen this year so far?

 No.12283

Seen zero new movies as usual


 No.12284

Also, if you ever felt like discussing any of those movies, consider joining my discord https://discord.gg/fBmRwNK


 No.12285

Discord is annoying and it turns people into habitual spammers

As for now films I haven't seen anything good


 No.12286

>>12281

Do you mind sharing the title for column 2 row 2?

November was fantastic.


 No.12287

>>12286

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv_03BAoSLM

I didn't think much of November, aside from the scythe meme helicopters only the elements about the regional mythology were watchable, and those were already done miles better in Konwicki's Lawa.




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 No.10189[Reply]

Post киноs with the kids (leading) characters.

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 No.12122

File: 8ce13f7273830bd⋯.jpg (35.17 KB, 1012x568, 253:142, mpv-shot0002.jpg)

Roy Andersson - 1970 - En kärlekshistoria


 No.12123

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 No.12125

File: 8b2a2db12dead25⋯.jpg (114.59 KB, 986x720, 493:360, mpv-shot0002.jpg)

oh, forgot to mention Valerie a týden divů

Didn't see it yet, but I have high expectations.


 No.12131

>>12125

It's one of my favourite films. I hope you like it.


 No.12271

File: 09fb299fa580718⋯.jpg (224.8 KB, 856x646, 428:323, HDcK.jpg)

A Story of Children and Film is the world's first movie about kids in global cinema. It's passionate, poetic, portrait of the adventure of childhood: its surrealism, loneliness, fun, destructiveness and stroppiness: as seen through 53 great films from 25 countries. A story of children and film is an eye opener, a landmark film and a celebration of both childhood and the movies.

http://astoryofchildrenandfilm.com/




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 No.5298[Reply]

I think Soviet/Russian cinema is sometimes overlooked compared to countries like France and Italy. How about a dedicated thread here at /film/?

Russia has more to offer than the dozen titles that everyone knows about. Talk about your faves here, but also the films below the radar in the West. New releases and former Soviet states are welcome too.

A couple links to get the ball rolling…

Russian Guild Top Films: https://mubi.com/lists/russian-guild-of-film-critics-100-best-russian-films-1908-2000

Mosfilm on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Mosfilm

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 No.11848

>>5298

Studio "Earth" expresses gratitude to entrepreneurs, state cooperative and civil organizations, as well as thousands of Ukrainians and compatriots in the United States, for material and moral help in creating the film.

I do not know Ukrainian. Curve translation from Russian.


 No.11849

File: 8f9d03bdf298fde⋯.png (404.44 KB, 672x512, 21:16, 8f9d03bdf298fde65b9462321d….png)

>>11848

Here's what he's talking about >>11845


 No.12258

File: 0d3bfff96bc06e9⋯.mp4 (15.59 MB, 720x328, 90:41, DESNA.mp4)


 No.12259

Indeed, I'd recommend you to watch "The Green Elephant" (most critically acclaimed movie film in Russia)


 No.12260

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>>12259

ha ha, do you actually like it?




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 No.5760[Reply]

So I'm in this fb group that posts film stills and the lets people guess what it's from. I thought this would be a fun thing to start on this board.

Rules:

- Film stills in this situation are excerpts DIRECTLY from the movie. No production stills, no behind the scenes footage, NO CROPPING (ratio is important) and no posters or similar material.

- GIFs are encouraged, OC GIFs even more.

- Please post films only. No series, music videos or youtube stuffs.

- Of course you can google but that takes the fun out of it so please don't.

- Hints can be given in any form. Extra stills, music, release date etc.

- Please try to wait with posting a new still until the previous one is guessed. Let's do one at a time to keep it organised.

- When you post a still, keep track of it and let us know when it had been guessed. I suggest we post imdb links along with the 'you guessed right!' post so it is easy to find out wether a still has been guessed right or not.

- Please link correctly and add 'Hint' to your post when you post a hint.

Tips:

1. Make your own stills in VLC or anything similar, they have a direct screenshot option in VLC so you don't have to printsceen your movies, printscreening results in worse quality most of the time. This also prevents reverse image searching and stuff.

2. It's a lot of fun to post well known movies with unrecognizable stills.

3. Watch out for filenames!

I guess that's it. I suggest harder stills than the one I'm posting now but let's start off easy.

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 No.10345

File: 1c4d0cce79b455e⋯.png (1.59 MB, 1280x688, 80:43, 0.png)


 No.12187

>>10345

what is it?


 No.12198

>>10345

>>12187

Sakuran maybe?


 No.12199

>>12198

I didn't post it but I think you're correct

Sakuran.2006.720p.BluRay.x264.DTS-HDWinG.mkv has 1280x688 resolution


 No.12206

>>12198

so, it's your turn to post something




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 No.6044[Reply]

How many films do you watch per week? Per year?

Do you still go to the cinema?

Do you track your viewing on a website or spreadsheet?

Do you try to complete viewing lists and filmographies, or do you just watch random stuff?

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 No.6394

>>6320

sorry for the super late answer.

but this >>6332 , yeah.

Its filled with hollywood blockbusters, pixels tier stuff. Up until rently when a law passed that cinemas must screen venezuelan-movies.

Which introduced me the indie type stuff, too bad most of the time its the politically gommie movies that gets the budget.


 No.6395

>>6394

Pana i wanted to ask if you have found/downloaded old venezuelan flicks on the internet

I did a list from a book an uncle had but i never find them on the web, at least in torrents or rars

Stuff from Roman Chalbaud, Luis Roche and Mauri Walerstein

I never saw that stuff back in the day in RCTV or Venevision other than Er Conde ultra-low budget projects


 No.6400

>>6395

> Stuff from Roman Chalbaud, Luis Roche and Mauri Walerstein

I'm not that guy but I see a few Chalbaud rips available online:

- El pez que fuma (1977) aka The Smoking Fish

- El rebaño de los ángeles (1979) aka The Flock of Angels

- Cangrejo (1982) aka Crab

Nothing from the other two directors


 No.12188

I watch 1-4 per week, 150-200 per year

I don't go to cinema as much as I used to, twice a month at most

I don't track my viewing but I focus on directors I like


 No.12194

When I was unemployed it varied week per week. Usually in the range of 7-14. Now I do one or two a day.




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 No.4274[Reply]

http://variety.com/2015/film/news/manoel-de-oliveira-dead-oldest-filmmaker-dies-at-106-1201465173/

> Manoel de Oliveira, the oldest living active filmmaker, with a career that spanned nine decades from the silent era to the present, has died. He was 106. News of Oliveira’s death was confirmed on the website for the city of Porto, Portugal, where the director was born in 1908.


> Oliveira had completed only two features by age 55 but subsequently made 29 by the time he was 102. Even more unusual is that one of these films, “Memories and Confessions,” was not to be publicly shown, by the director’s expressed wishes, until his death — meaning that a new Oliveira film may be soon unveiled. The director’s most recent film, “The Old Man of Belem,” premiered at last year’s Venice Film Festival.
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 No.4370

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here he is dancing with a vocal group at age 99

the obvious question: who is now the oldest active director? before oliveira i think it was leni reifenstahl.

 No.4373

>>4370
> who is now the oldest active director?

Here are some of the oldest. I don't know about oldest active.

Richard L. Bare born
12 August 1913 in Modesto, California, USA
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0054374/reference

Lester James Peries born April 5, 1919 in Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0673754/reference

Michael Anderson born January 30, 1920 in London, England, UK
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0027183/reference

 No.4423

Lol @ his yellow ass teeth smh

 No.4560

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>>4373

>Richard L. Bare born

>12 August 1913 in Modesto, California, USA

Died 28 March 2015, Newport Beach, California, USA

Another one bites the dust! Richard L. Bare was best known for directing the TV series Green Acres. He had died a few days before Oliveria but his IMDB page was not yet updated.

Currently the oldest Western director is the 95 year-old Michael Anderson who made Logan's Run. His last project was The New Adventures of Pinocchio in 1999.


 No.12173

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>>4373

Michael Anderson dead at 98!

Lester James Peries just turned 99 a few weeks ago. It looks like he is still alive.

Most obituaries for Michael Anderson point out that

< Romeo and Juliet's Franco Zeffirelli, 95, is now the oldest living person to receive a best director nomination




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 No.2669[Reply]

What's your favorite trend/era of sci-fi?
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 No.5576

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>>5556

> retro-futurism

Have you seen Just Imagine? It's a slightly comedic version of 1980 as envisioned by 1930. The movie packs in a lot of "stuff" (a love triangle, space travel, song and dance, a goofy Swede) so the focus keeps changing, but you might like it anyway.


 No.5629

File: 1442129098033.jpg (259.57 KB, 980x1228, 245:307, TigerPosterr.jpg)

maybe you would like Taking Tiger Mountain for a ScaryFuture film

the first four words of the synopsis sell it: " militant feminist scientists brainwash … "


 No.5633

>>5629

oh, and it is based on " The Bladerunner " by William S Burroughs. verrrry loosely though i think. for some reason the Harrison Ford movie used the name of this Burroughs book, even though it is adapted from a different Philip K Dick book.

anyway i think this film is an excellent underground gem. way better than that steaming turd Alphaville.


 No.5778

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my contribution for a strange old movie about the future:

Future Shock with Orson Welles

screened in classrooms in the 1970's


 No.12170

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>>2689

ZPG / Zero Population Growth is similar to Logan's Run in aesthetics, setting and theme. The film imagines a near future where humanity is plagued by overpopulation, pollution, and other relics of 1970s alarmism (nuclear fallout, peak oil, etc.). Since the urgency of most of these problems has diminished, the film's basic weakness is that it invested too heavily in the theories of its time.

However, this film is still somewhat prophetic. Like Logan's Run, ZPG features an authoritarian government which tightly manages the life and death of its citizens. To fight overpopulation, the rulers have issued an edict banning childbirth for a period of 30 years. This "solution" mirrors reality a bit -- of course it's resembles China's One Child Policy, but also recent controversies where Britain's NHS made end-of-life decisions for a child against the wishes of the parents. Allowing domineering bureaucrats to become arbiters of your child's life is certainly frightening.

A dystopian film often involves a rebellion against the established order, so (as you can guess) the protagonists of ZPG ignore the edict and conceive a child. Starting a family is an affirmation of traditionalism, self-determination, individualism, and freedom -- ideals which had been cast aside to make way for the stifling conformity of their centrally-planned society. Logan's Run frames the issues in the same way.

Given the all similarities, I initially thought this film was a knockoff of Logan's Run. Actually ZPG was released a few years earlier. So perhaps it was an inspiration for the later, more popular film.




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 No.3179[Reply]

I've seen a few Korean Horror/Thriller films and enjoyed them.

I got into the genre because I was tired of western horror and the western remakes of j-horror put me off of that.

Of the movies I've seen, they're all fairly hit and miss. There are good ones, but there are also some very simple and predictable and cliched ones that aren't as enjoyable.

Are there any other fans of Korean film out there that can recommend some things?

IMDB isn't much help because all korean films pretty much have a rating of ~6 and only a few reviews done by people who clearly have no idea what they're talking about, and I don't know what sites I should go to in order to find more accurate ratings and reviews for asian films.
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 No.3190

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It sounds like you wanted "good" movies, but this one is too strange to overlook

Pulgsari – North Korean Medieval Godzilla

Produced by Kim Jong Il and directed by a filmmaker they kidnapped from the south

 No.3198

>>3190
Sorry, I don't care for the North.

 No.3199

>>3179
What have you liked so far?
This list seems to cover a lot of the basics, although maybe you've already know about it.

http://letterboxd.com/spiraphobia/list/top-175-asian-horror-thriller-movies/by/rating/

 No.3200

>>3199
This is a helpful list for asian horror in general, but I am more interested in the Korean aspect of things.

I like movies like Into the Mirror more than Ringu or Noroi.

To be frank, "horror" movies don't scare me any more, and are more like paranormal mystery stories than actual suspenseful films.

 No.12164

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page 25 save!




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 No.6649[Reply]

Can we get some discussion and recommendations of the wonderful kind of weirdness that only Asia can provide?

All genres welcome. Please melt my face!

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 No.11543


 No.11544

>>11543

cool show


 No.11626

>>6683

Are there any English publications of Teito Monogatari.


 No.11627

>>11626

I can't even find it in Japanese


 No.12143

File: 85e4003cbb9d74c⋯.jpg (82.04 KB, 470x675, 94:135, ZTpAseM6vNHNcVJ2.jpg)

File: c05b12d8ae9bc74⋯.mp4 (8.73 MB, 592x448, 37:28, Twilight.mp4)

weird in a fun experimental way




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 No.12105[Reply]

Hey dudes,

Just made this new server and I'm looking for likeminded film buffs to join it!

If you like PURE KINO, be sure to check it out!

https://discord.gg/U6KVUwW

 No.12107

https://discord.gg/fBmRwNK

Superior, already established /film/ discord with quality discussion coming through.




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 No.5060[Reply]

Has there ever been a fantasy film outside of the Fellowship of the Ring that one could consider cinematic?

One could argue for Ridely Scotts Legend but it doesn't have the same epic scale as FotR.

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 No.12038

>>11251

Dragonslayer is dreadful, it is seriously a terrible fucking movie. Absolutely not worth checking out.


 No.12039

>>12036

Requesting what film this is? Looks incredible.


 No.12041

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>>12039

Yeah it's a lot of fun to watch. Bajrang-bali (1976), a mystical Hindu epic.


 No.12042

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

Don't suppose this could count?


 No.12049

>>12038

It's a rubbish film, but the dragons in it were very well done, as far as I can remember. Very smooth and believable motion(makes it worth an uncommited evening to see).




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 No.1644[Reply]

The Bride of Frankenstein (Universal, 1935)
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 No.11709

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 No.12040

File: 4d174e794b56602⋯.png (348.12 KB, 750x934, 375:467, Lana Turner, 1941, in a pu….png)

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Hey I found some great photos of Lana Turner




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 No.12031[Reply]

What do you think about using conceptual art for my new movie?

It is a daunting task to keep a story line going with a flow of unrelated objects.

 No.12032

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

In the meantime, check out my new Music Video on YouTube.


 No.12033

rofl


 No.12034

What do you have planned for your movie?




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 No.4118[Reply]

What's your impression of the crowdfunded projects you watched? Amateurish or shades of greatness?

I've only seen Blue Ruin and Indie Game: The Movie. Blue Ruin raised the bar IMO. I didn't even know it was crowdfunded until afterwards. It was on par with other enjoyable low budget thrillers.

Indie Game was not perfect but still interesting enough. I don't think it's as difficult to make a documentary, but it's cool that crowdfunding allows niche ideas or topics to be promoted.
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 No.11876

File: 92711abe6e5d1e0⋯.mp4 (6.27 MB, 720x360, 2:1, The Holy Mountain ending.mp4)

Don't forget how he wanted to end The Holy Mountain


 No.11889

>>11875

Book got grabbed 2 days before i went, clerk said he knew the book and was mildly interested because the last time someone took it out was more than a year ago

Seems i missed the date by a lot, it's a 2013/4 book. If we are not in a hurry about seeing a nervous man about to be chopped, i think i can post that in 4 days


 No.11896

>>11889

Cool, thanks for checking on it


 No.12016

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>>11896

Finally got my hand on it, Dance of Reality. A funny thing, every 2 days or so i checked on the book but it was always off, i snapped today and asked directly for it. Indeed it had been taken out on March 13th like the clerk said, the day of your post, but checking again we saw it was the date from 2015.

Seems some student grabbed it and never returned, we checked on the name and he doesn't appear in any social media nor the school. The clerk said she didn't realize it had been that much time since seeing it, so she concluded she had been "dancing" all this time. Didn't hear the rimshot, so i laughed without repercussions. She redirected me to another place i didn't thought about and got it.

I read a little, but it's quite extensive, still it helped me understand the link between the Ripstein guys and him... things are really connected between the tribes.

I didn't find the suspected reasons why he is like the way he is tho, other than the humorous ways he expresses about his father (daddy issues?) and his focus on genealogy (daddy issues) but one thing is for sure, he behaves, note by note, like our good ol' well-known stereotype of the eternal wanderer, subverting institutions and causing cultural mayhem wherever he walks. I don't want to make it political but he really does. At least he tries to explains them, brazenly at times.

Here's one example:

He found interesting how bullfighters purportedly saw the bull as the instrument/tool of their art/dance instead of the target, but symbolically destroyed it at the end anyways. So to translate this in a contemporary era, he announced he was going to front a rockabilly band in a cherished variety show, so he paid some musicians to play in the background and proceeded to fuck some piano up with a maul, ending with him mocking a crucifixion with the pieces. He called this a critique (it kinda is) back in 1960, but later on called it "the Deflowering of Mexican art", somewhat i can understand why he got kicked off several times. Rock was also frowned upon publicly soon after (this was true enough)

Then he explains the Cow incidentPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


 No.12020

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>>12016

Oh so it's the book that turned into the film Dance of Reality. I haven't seen that one so I wonder how many of those events are depicted in the film? I had imagined that the public scrotum chopping would be more violent, heh.

I haven't seen Fando y Lis either, but reading your account of Jodorowsky's wild and crazy youth makes me want to go back to his early film projects. There's also video of his Panic movement performances Melodrama Sacramentral and Teatro Sin Fin from 1965




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 No.7323[Reply]

so I'm real into the tarkovsky and the 1920s experimental animation and i use meshes of the afternoon as a moving wallpaper and all that, i'm into the high art questioning reality, screen is a reflection kind of stuff you are.

but Napoleon Dynamite has the best casting of all time. they knew exactly what they wanted to do in this film, and by God they did it so impeccably. name one film with better casting, i dare you. documentaries/movies where people play themselves don't count. i don't think i need to say that but i'll throw it in there because the thought that if i saw this thread posted i might make some snarky post like that where everyone plays themselves

 No.7334

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I watched recently after not seeing it for probably a decade and was surprised at how great it was, and still is. One could argue that there is no plot but that doesn't really matter - the characters are so interesting and unique that your engaged right from the beginning.

Personally I really appreciate the movie since it doesn't rely on the seth rogen effect (dude weed, gay jokes, dick jokes, white people suck, bbc so yummy) style of humor that has become so stale and pathetic. Napoleon Dynamite relies on old fashioned comical techniques without any kind of gimmicks. There's no vulgarity or nudity, everything is innocent, like Napoleon himself. He's such a likeable outcast. Kip and Rico are great compliments to Napoleon. Honestly, who films themselves throwing a football over and over again and then proclaims that he could throw a football literally over a mountain? The brilliant thing about Rico is that Kip is a devoted follower and believes that Rico can do these outlandish things he says he can. Pedro just made everything that much better.

There's no blatant cultmarx/liberal propaganda and that in itself might be why so many people are drawn in. Napoleon Dynamite calls out to the subconscious of the viewer without them even realizing it.

This movie could, arguably, be one of the best American comedies of all time. It's aged like a fine wine and gets better every passing year.


 No.7458

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>>7323

Napoleon Dynamite is the Tarkovsky of comedy cinema. You see, there's nothing experimental about these type of films. They're extremely contemporary, the creators know what they're doing and where they're heading.

In Napoleon Dynamite, you can find the same philosophy as what you find in Zerkalo, Stalker, Rublev, Solaris, Sacrifice, and other Tark's films. They're very down to earth, they don't try to look sophisticated yet there's a radiance of brilliance emitted by them. Whereas other films try to mimic life, these films create life. These are the personal impressions of the director's memory that are transmuted into an audiovisual format. The aesthetic of these films are so hard to articulate, yet so alive and flows like poetry.

It's not only the casting that made the actors of this film feel so natural. There is a certain director's decision that needs to be made in order to achieve this. As explained by Tarkovsky in Sculpting in Time:

>Often enough in film, the director takes upon his conscience things that go against the wishes of the actor. In theatre, by contrast, we have to be made aware in every scene of the ideas that go to build up a character — that is the only right and natural way. For in theatre, things are not done to order; theatre works through metaphor, rhythm and rhyme — through its poetry.

>Here we wanted the actress to experience those minutes just as she would have in her own life,happily unaware of the scenario; she would presumably be hoping, losing hope, and then starting to hope again . . . Within the given framework of waiting for her husband, the acttess had to live out her own mysterious fragment of life ignorant of where it might be leading.

>>7334

A good film doesn't need an elaborate plot and unexpected change of scene. In fact, these factors can distract the audience and ruin the flow of the film. The lack of these distractions is the reason whyPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


 No.7504

>>7458

i never thought about it that way but your first sentence caused a complete reevaluation and you're right

i'm op by the way, i made this thread when i was on dxm lol. don't remember how i got to thinking about this


 No.11672

>>7458

I can't tell if your a pretentious faggot talking out of your ass or competly right.


 No.11998

>>7458

You contradicted yourself. You said it isn't imitating life but instead creating its own poetic world. Then you said the film is simply an observation of life, therefore it would be imitating life, not creating it.

>>11672

He is a pretentious faggot, but he makes some good points.




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