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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.


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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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 No.11873[Reply]

(I'm going to post this on /lit/ too because it's equally applicable there)

When someone creates a great work of art, how much of it is through rational thought processes, and how much of it is simply due to instinct; emotion?

I should begin by saying that I am, or rather was, firmly of the belief that it is an unconscious (I shan't go as far as to say spiritual) force that drives successful works. However, of the people that I have discussed this with, the majority seem to believe the opposite—that it is, at least in part, a methodical process. Not to say that it is in any way clinical or formulaic, but that the artist is fully aware of what they are doing and why.

Having read more analyses of famous authors and directors I think I understand why this view is common; if it is possible to dissect a work of art from merely having read/seen it, it isn't difficult to imagine that the person who actually made the damn thing knew exactly what they were doing. However, I still cannot shake the feeling that inspection of this kind simply describes why a piece works, and not necessarily the thought process of the creator.

Are there any authors/directors/whatever who have talked about this? The closest I have come to is Tarkovsky's comments on symbolism, but even that isn't really what I'm talking about. (funnily enough I love Tarkovsky's films. If I wanted to be a big homo I'd say they speak to me)

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 No.11894

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>>11873

I have an example for you OP. Tell me what you think. Here is Apichatpong Weerasethakul talking about how he dislikes being asked about the meaning of his films...

Starts around 48s:

>Because I don't know, sometimes I don't know what I want to say. I mean, "What is your breathing for?" It's too big [of] a question.


 No.11907

>>11894

where can I watch the whole thing?


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 No.11960

>>11894

that tune from Mekong Hotel though

i would love to see the whole doc, it's a shame they release it exclusively on that shitty site


 No.11961

Yeah no one has figured out how to rip videos from Filmstruck. Screen capture is the only method right now. I think they have a lot of interesting exclusive videos on there. I would subscribe if I had more time to watch. I'm too busy right now.




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 No.10682[Reply]

Is this the greatest horror film of the 21st century?

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 No.11915

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>>11914

The definitive version


 No.11916

>>11915

lol. Thanks for sharing this. This is basically how I ended up watching it after the 22 minute mark. Did you like the piece?


 No.11917

>>11916

I didn't like it enough to watch at regular speed, and looking back I still don't like it very much at fast speed. I can't sit idle for so long for so little. I'm not sure if it's intended to be watched outside of an art installation? As an installation it probably works better.


 No.11919

>>11917

It would no doubt be better seen during an installation, for me at least. I'd love to attend an exhibition of his. A gallery/theater setting would make this one for me.


 No.11943




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 No.4880[Reply]

What are your favourite australian movies?

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 No.10997

Dingo (1991) by Rolf De Heer. Colin Friels and Miles Davis star. Rolf has made some interesting films.


 No.10998

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>>10997

That's interesting. Miles Davis died in 1991, so Dingo was one of the last things he made. It's also one of his few acting roles:

1. Dingo (1991) .... Billy Cross
2. Scrooged (1988) .... Street Musicians
3. On the Edge (1987) (TV) .... Ozzie
4. "Miami Vice" .... Ivory Jones (1 episode, 1985)
- Junk Love (1985) TV episode .... Ivory Jones


 No.11703

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Long Weekend is not one of the best Australian films but it's enjoyable regardless. The premise is simple: a couple departs from their comfy city life for a camping trip on the coast. Since this is a horror movie, their "long weekend" at the beach is far from relaxing. Nature actively attempts to punish the couple for their ecological carelessness.

Even though I liked Long Weekend, I have a gripe how it depicted the "man vs. nature" conflict. Often these types of stories project a moral code onto the natural world that simply does not exist. The underlying implication is that "evil" humanity deserves a comeuppance for its damaging impact on "good" nature. An audience will usually accept this notion. But humanity is not separate from nature or intruding on nature; humanity is part of nature. Furthermore humanity is not unique in its careless behavior. Animals can be extremely cruel and they act without conscience. Since nature does not care about the cruelty of animals, it's a stretch to pretend that it cares about humans behaving similarly.


 No.11837

>>4886

I've heard the boys is good and was told to look into it

Love me some Aussie grunge


 No.11900

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The Year My Voice Broke (1987)

the sequel; Flirting (1991)

He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (2001)




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 No.2766[Reply]

What's the best decade of film and why is it the 60's?
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 No.11878

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 No.11881

>>11878

Why is this a bad thing?


 No.11884

>>11881

There's an old saying:

Great Minds Discuss Ideas

Average Minds Discuss Events

Small Minds Discuss People

If the trend in that comment is accurate, it indicates a regression from films about ideas to films about people.


 No.11887

>>11884

I don't think that quote applies here.

>Small Minds Discuss People

I believe this means that weak or stupid people gossip often as they don't really have any ideas of their own to share with others.

I still don't see how this is bad.

Most good films deal with emotions and have characters who are complex. Also many films discussed on /film/ go against mainstream trends.


 No.11897

>>10262

>blackhat

really? I usually like movies with hacking motives but i resent that movie for being so slow and boring. Was there really any deeper motives and themes in it?




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 No.1908[Reply]

Thoughts on this film? I enjoyed it, and thought it was both enjoyable to watch and also had deeper storytelling elements that I enjoyed. I thought the ending was powerful, and I appreciated that some of the climbing was done actually on a mountain (I think).
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 No.6321

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>>6072

Breddy good documentary/adventure movie. I'd give it 7.5/10. Two of the climbers photographed their ascent; one of them directed the film itself. So you have an insider perspective rather than hyped up drama.

I never knew about climbers camping on a vertical rock face using the suspended "portaledge"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portaledge


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>>6072

The director's next project

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/features/athletes/alex-honnold/most-dangerous-free-solo-climb-yosemite-national-park-el-capitan/

>Climber Completes the Most Dangerous Rope-Free Ascent Ever

>Alex Honnold has become the first climber to free solo Yosemite’s 3,000-foot El Capitan wall.


 No.9845

>>9839

Amazing


 No.9886

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 No.11895

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I'd like to watch this, Au-delà des cimes which translates to "Beyond the Peaks"

The trailer has French language only




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 No.2079[Reply]

What are your favorite slav animation?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=r16GL3N4PdM#t=274
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 No.11845

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>>11586

Hey are you still around? I watched Holod 33 and there is some text at the end of the film with no subtitles. What does this first image say?


 No.11850

>>11845

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

Guy from the Soviet/Russian thread translated the image correctly.


 No.11851

>>11850

Cool. I was surprised to see the United States mentioned. I wonder if there was actually specific American help on this film (I see nothing in the credits). Or perhaps the filmmakers were just happy the Cold War was over and they were out of the USSR.

That film has a unique monochrome aesthetic with a lot of memorable images. The color and lighting reminded me of Letters from a Dead Man.


 No.11856

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>>11851

In the credits they listed people from USA support group and named American (it's mostly diaspora) organizations that helped the movie. США = USA


 No.11860

>>11856

Yes you are right. I looked at the credits on imdb and did not see American names or references. But apparently imdb omitted a lot of information.




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 No.11749[Reply]

I need actual kino with rape scenes.

No joke, I want actual good movies that include scenes of rape, gay scenes are fine too since they'll probably pop up too.

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 No.11758

>>11756

That was the worst issue by far.


 No.11765

Aren't there a bunch of japanese rape movies? Of course there are. I thought they had a superhero called Rapeman.


 No.11820

File: 522e9bbe0e10f66⋯.png (357.14 KB, 704x512, 11:8, gun.png)

Rape in Cinema Master List

1. Irreversible (2002) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0290673/

2. The Accused (1988) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094608/

3. The Virgin Spring (1960) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053976/

4. The Entity (1981) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082334/

5. Ichi the Killer (2001) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0296042/

6. Dogville (2003) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0276919/

7. Go Go Second Time Virgin (1969) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065233/

8. Aftermath (1994)(dead girls can't say no but still ...)-http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0159241/

9. Deliverance(1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068473/

10. Ms. 45 (1981) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082776/

11. Four of the Apocalypse(AKA-I quattro dell'apocalisse(1975)- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073594/

12. The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117658/

13. American History X (1998)- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120586/

14. Last HousePost too long. Click here to view the full text.


 No.11821

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>>11820

51. Glass House(2001)- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0221218/

52. The Gauntlet(1977)- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076070/

53. Henry - Portrait of a Serial Killer(1986)- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099763/

54. Reform School Girls(1986)- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091836/

55. Scorpion's Revenge/Sasori in U.S.A.(1997)- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0328376/

56. house on the edge of the park(1980)- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080503/

57. Scrapbook(2000)- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0304676/

58. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed(1969)- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065738/

59. The Beast In Heat/The Beast(1975)- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072752/ (USA version censored)

60. Hitchcock's Frenzy(1972)- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068611/

61. Nail Gun Massacre(1985)- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089665/

62. Stendhal Syndrome(1996)- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117658/

63. the baby of macon(1993)- http://Post too long. Click here to view the full text.


 No.11822

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>>11821

96. Lipstick (1976) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074802/

97. I Drink Your Blood (1970) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067229/

98. Eye for an Eye (1996) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116260/

99. The Ladies Club (1986) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091370/

100. A Gun for Jennifer(1997) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0160339/

101. Chaos (2001) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0265116/

102. Bandit Queen (1994) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109206/

103. Sweet Karma(2009) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1467088/

104. Savage Streets (1984) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088044/

105. Savage Vengeance (1993) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0179458/

106. Dirty Weekend (1993) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106727/

107. Daddy's Deadly Darling (1972) (aka Daddy's Girl/pigs) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070537/

108. I Spit on Your Corpse, I Piss on Your Grave (2001) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0325597/

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 No.11769[Reply]

So I'm watching Full Metal Jacket for the first time since High school when I was in ROTC and about the join the military. Several years later, a few of my friends have died in service and I have rewatched the film. Holy shit, I always thought this was Kubricks most "normal" film and had the least occult symbolism going on but I was very wrong. I never noticed the Vietcong flag draped in the corners like this, the red and black, the inverted pentagram and the flames flickering beneath. anyone else notice shit in this film that I haven't ? I know theres one scene where a Vietnamese billboard translates to english: To continuously serve Satan, your excellency, but I havent noticed much else.

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 No.11814

>>11813

>I just don't see much of a fascist element to it.

It's anti-union, union-busting was one of the primary purposes of fascism. Pair that with Disney's much more blatant Nazi love and it's pretty obvious any concept of his "ideal society" is fascist.

>I think the author makes some logical errors.

Agreed, the author is clearly an idiot who plays fast and loose with definitions and seems desperate to defend Disney somehow.


 No.11815

>>11814

I wouldn’t call Ager an idiot but he is sometimes very misinformed


 No.11816

>>11815

and someone else put it, fringe.


 No.11818

>>11815

Wasn't calling Ager an idiot, was referring to the PasteMag article.


 No.11819

>>11818

Ahh, probably should have read the previous comments further.




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 No.2684[Reply]

This month Film Club features a pair of films set during the winter holidays. First up is this Chinese wartime black comedy, which won the Cannes Grand Prize of the Jury in 2000.

> This second feature by actor-turned-director Jiang Wen—set in the shadow of the Great Wall during the final months of the Japanese occupation—keeps up a pummeling tempo and bawdy, throttling energy that prompted the disapproving Beijing Film Bureau to remark, "In general, the style of the film is vulgar." Indeed, this is a Chinese period piece more inclined to burn barns than raise red lanterns. Scored to farmyard squawks and a marching band, the movie barrels from frisky Ealing horseplay to cackling Kusturica farce. ~~ Dennis Lim, The Village Voice


> With its vertiginous black-and-white cinematography, narrative leaps and starts, twisty story and large pool of characters, Devils on the Doorstep, […] is not an easy movie. But in its dry and forceful way, it delivers the same message as Jiri Menzel's Closely Watched Trains and Danis Tanovic's No Man's Land. While acknowledging that war is hell, it goes further to suggest it is ludicrous. ~~ Stephen Holden, New York Times


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245929/reference
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devils_on_the_Doorstep
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 No.5637

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>>5601

I can recommend you Caterpillar (2010) directed by Koji Wakamatsu one of my favorite directors.

It's kind of a hard watch but a very good film.>>5601


 No.6671

>>5637

If you're still there can you recommend some more films? i'm really interested in that place/time period.


 No.6876

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I think this clip is from A City of Life and Death

Added to watchlist


 No.11453

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>>5601

>What are some other movies you like about Imperial Japan?


 No.11744

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>>5601

>>6671

Fires on the Plain is another essential film about Imperial Japan and WWII. It takes place as Japan has all but lost control of the Philippines. The exhausted soldiers have no food and little hope of survival. The story follows a lone soldier as he wanders through the nightmarish, inhuman scenario.

I think Kon Ichikawa's films have a unique visual impact, as the director used his background in manga to carefully storyboard all of his shots.

I attached this scene where a group of soldiers must sneak across a marsh, road, and meadow under cover of darkness.




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 No.6487[Reply]

Anyone know the titles?

I believe middle row right column is My Name is Oona. But the rest I do not know.

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 No.11732

>>8915

The staircase is tough because that's such a commonly used shot.

The next one looks like the outside of a circus tent?


 No.11737

>>11731

top right is india song


 No.11738

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>>11737

nice one

>>11731

The top middle image contains these three jazz LPs. Perhaps the film was released in the early 1960s

kenny burrell - a night at the vanguard (1959)

sonny rollins - what's new (1962)

max roach - it's time (1962)

It could be a japanese film, as the kenny burrell LP appears to be the GLOBE issue from japan

https://www.discogs.com/The-Kenny-Burrell-Trio-A-Night-At-The-Vanguard/release/8620525


 No.11739

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>>11738

possible:

Koreyoshi Kurahara - Black Sun (1964)

<The film featured music by the American jazz drummer Max Roach


 No.11741

>>11738

Impressive detective work!

>>6494

The 2 missing along the bottom are Mauricio Kagel's Ludwig van and Umberto D.




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 No.5461[Reply]

What does /film/ think of Rotten Tomatoes and imbd scores?

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 No.11707

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What does /film/ think of Letterboxd? I started using it just to keep a track of which films I was watching so I could more accurately determine what I enjoyed most in a year. The average ratings on films seem pretty reasonable. My biggest problem seems to be that the written reviews are only ever rarely quality, and most of the time seems to be a warped leftist mouthfart. Expect to see reviews like "Neon Demon is evidence of why men should not direct films about women"


 No.11708

>>11665

This seems pretty damn good. Certainly going to consult it more often in the future.


 No.11711

>>11707

I haven't read many of the reviews on letterboxd. I assume many of the reviews are amateurish because the userbase is mostly millennials.

A big part of Letterboxd is gaining followers. Since I don't care about followers, I prefer to use ICheckMovies for tracking my films. Status on ICM depends on how many films you've watched from major viewing lists. It's more about individual achievement than building a network.

....and I still miss the imdb forums ;_;


 No.11722

They mean virtually nothing after 2011 2012 and never mean anything for a superhero movie.


 No.11723

My favorites movies are usually those that have between 6 and 8 on IMDB.

Movies with a lower score are really bad, and those with an higher score are pretentious as fuck or are the standard hollywood oscar movie that everyone likes, which is ok but it never manages to fill my heart.

Rotten Tomato is basically leftists reviews, so I don't care about them.




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 No.3016[Reply]

what are your thoughts on Robert Altman?

I've been going through his films for the past month or two, even went to NYC twice to see some of them at the retrospective at MoMA. he is certainly one of the most unique American mainstream filmmakers just in terms of style, and of his ~40 films I haven't been disappointed by a single one (although I've only seen about 16 at this point— Long Goodbye was the only one that didn't work for me as much, although I loved California Split)

my favorite right now is probably a split between McCabe & Mrs Miller and Brewster McCloud. I got to see HealtH at MoMA, which has yet to be released on home video and is certainly one of his weirdest and off-color films that deserves more attention. I also got to catch Vincent & Theo (in 35mm) recently at a local theater, and in general I've been most fascinated by his work in the 80s than any other period.
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 No.3111

>>3074
Since you mention it, the class differences do play a significant role in the story. It's been a while since I watched it, but I don't think there's many difficulties understanding the culture.

I just found the story to be a little bland in comparison to his other works. Your mileage may vary.

 No.3123

>>3074
i honestly don't know
it's british with an altman tweest

 No.8300

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>>3019

>>3019

>I thought Long Goodbye was okay after it finally got rolling, although it wasn't as good as I expected

I like that one but I hear where you're coming from

This guide to Altman chose TLG as the first one to watch. Not sure I agree

http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/features/where-begin-robert-altman

> Perhaps best of all is Altman’s version of Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye (1973), in which private eye Marlowe (Elliott Gould) comes across as a shambling, somewhat bemused anachronism, his sense of justice and honour as out of sync as his suit and tie with the ruthless ambition and self-serving deceit that underlie the hippy trappings of early 70s, upper-crust LA.


 No.8365

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McCabe & Mrs. Miller is my favorite.


 No.11702

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Observations on Film Art: Genre Play in The Player

this is part of a video essay on Robert Altman and his film The Player




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 No.9541[Reply]

Post the most кино film you've ever seen.

Wait hear me out before you accuse me of shit posting, I want to actually hear what you think are the best films, in the sense that they encompass life through cinema. I've asked /tv/ and /television/ and both have failed me, I'm hoping this being the last bastion of taste on the internet can give me actual good films, the only good suggestions from the /tv/ thread were from a guy from here.

No Tarkovsky. Too easy. That is all.

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 No.9753

>>9749

It's not my channel but I noticed it has other interesting uploads


 No.9754

>>9620

that looks pretty good, but there's other shots that really look like ass


 No.11673

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 No.11674

>>9746

And... it's gone.


 No.11682

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>>11674

I don't know what that was, but this is probably some of the same video. Unfortunately the installation setting with multiple screens (or reflections) is a distraction from the editing/content




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