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Post your ten favourite films and others in the thread give you recs based upon that list.

In no particular order:


>Parsifal (Syberberg)

>Nostos: The Return

>A Canterbury Tale

>The Leopard

>Die Nibelungen

>The Plea

>Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

>Picnic at Hanging Rock

>Marketa Lazarova

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And to follow Daisies and Valerie I will recommend a couple more Czech films: Mala morska vila (The Little Mermaid) and Morgiana. Both of these are

If you are feeling adventurous you could also try The Deserters and the Nomads by Slovak director Juraj Jakubisko. This one has "surrealistic sensory overload" as imdb says. You may not enjoy it if you are just starting out, it's sometimes hard to follow, but I'd say it's one of the most interesting CZSK films of the late 1960's.



Sorry I don't know what happened to my comment "Both of these are"

Both of them will give you more flavours of the wonderful Czech New Wave aesthetic



You're on the right path if that's any encouragement. Check out Marketa Lazarova. It's often mentioned on /film/ and for good reason. Make sure that you're in the right mood.





Thank you for the recommendations, The Deserters and the Nomads seems the most interesting so I'll probably watch that one first. Marketa Lazarova also seems interesting since I enjoy stories about conflicts between pagans and christians, there are not enough of those. Also, the girl is cute.


You can't go wrong with either of those great films. Tell us what you think of them.

I posted medieval recs earlier in the thread too, in case you need some more. :P

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Can't slay the Gray! He did it again!

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>a movie about the brazilian city Z

Now that's interesting. I will take a look on this guy.


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>Now that's interesting.

yes it is!


even the name is enigmatic -- city of "Z"

i will be watching this

>I expect the ruins to be monolithic in character, more ancient than the oldest Egyptian discoveries. Judging by inscriptions found in many parts of Brazil, the inhabitants used an alphabetical writing allied to many ancient European and Asian scripts. There are rumors, too, of a strange source of light in the buildings, a phenomenon that filled with terror the Indians who claimed to have seen it.

>The central place I call “Z” — our main objective — is in a valley surmounted by lofty mountains. The valley is about ten miles wide, and the city is on an eminence in the middle of it, approached by a barreled roadway of stone. The houses are low and windowless, and there is a pyramidal temple. The inhabitants of the place are fairly numerous, they keep domestic animals, and they have well-developed mines in the surrounding hills. Not far away is a second town, but the people living in it are of an inferior order to those of “Z.” Farther to the south is another large city, half buried and completely destroyed.




rest of Gray's films are decent to good too


It's okay but not anything particularly good or great. Comfy watch though.


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That's how I felt. I thought it started quite good, then got muddled in the middle, but it pulled everything together for a strong finish.

This film looks absolutely gorgeous though. The cinematography is probably influenced by early 20th century depictions like Days of Heaven and Heaven's Gate. I like when beams of sunlight pass into a darkened room to show all the dust floating around.

They chose to make his wife some sort of feminist, as she objected to various societal conventions. She also begged to go on the jungle adventures and leave the kids behind. I don't know if these scenes were true to life, but it seemed rather Current Year and predictable. I read that the real Nina Fawcett was interested in mysticism. I think that would have been a more interesting character trait. That could have added a completely different element to the film, as Percy shared her interest. There's supposedly evidence that Percy's expeditions were partially guided by his desire to start an Amazonian spiritual commune.

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Can we have a thread dedicated to Carlos Reygadas?
Personally I've found that no other director can capture reality the way he does. His films Silent Light and Post Tenebras Lux are the hands down the two most beautiful films I've ever seen.
He also has the exact same philosophy on film and storytelling as I do. He's probably my favourite dorector of all time.
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Exactly how I feel about lots of modern movies and TV. Reygadas just got bumped the fuck up on my watchlist. Thanks!



I've known about Reygadas for a few years now and knew he'd be right up my alley but just never got to him. After reading this quote I think it's time I pick him up immediately.



I was going to tear him but he does seem to have a logical point, and i sincerely lack a ton of formal film theory reading.

Reminds me of the falling video game industry, where the top brass and known critics regard the media these days as a tool for telling stories via interactive context and lastly some specific mechanics, instead of the classic aficionados who believe the mechanics and their executions in a designed space are the objects of appreciation themselves.

Haven't seen his stuff, the confidence in the written delivery might seem a little pretentious so i guess he does deliver his ideas, but portraying visuals as the narrative, the wheels of the vehicle to call it in a way seems overly difficult in full time format (over 60 minutes).

The ancient "ideal" combination of audio, visuals and narrative MIGHT have taken place in some music videos, but those take at most 6 minutes, and "video art", stuff usually focused on visual experimentation ala Rybzynski, take 10 or 15 if they are self-indulgent.

It seems he needs to be checked out, and it really, really doesn't help he's a capital mexican from a certain sector known to be some of the biggest bullshit artists and pretenders in Latin America.



Do you have any favourite Mexican directors? Current or past.



tl;dr maybe Roberto Gavaldon, even with his musical segments out of nowhere. Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza in the past and Mel Gibson in the recent time if we can count foreigners who lived a long time in the area.

Now i really don't like our cinema, like many of us, because of the extreme ratio between quick movies made purely for money in one-week budget-priced cinema tenures and interesting movies hidden between the mountains of hot trash, hence the lack of achieves and enthusiasts. I went to explain it but I got carried a little, went over the line and wrote 800+ words so i will spare you the eyesore.

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Is anyone familiar with the work of Vincent Ward? If you are, what do you think about his films. If anyone could suggest films that carry a similar aesthetic to his work I would appreciate that too.

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> every country has a different catalogue

Hm that makes sense. It's tricky to get licensing rights in different countries. I heard TCM is not very good outside of the United States because their catalog is much more limited.


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Vigil and Navigator are both excellent, both deal with spirituality, both contain many striking visual moments.

Vigil has a timelessness similar to films from Europe that take place in rural, isolated, or preindustrialized villages. The clothing in the film does not seem modern at all, making me wonder if kiwis actually dressed like that in the 20th century. Vigil places more emphasis on visual storytelling (or moodsetting) because the dialogue often seems incidental.

Navigator has plenty of dialogue and a clearly defined plot. Of course it's still unconventional compared to typical cinema offering. And Navigator probably has stronger imagery than Vigil, with many beautiful scenes like the one in this clip.

So certain aspects of Vincent Ward's early work reminds me of Bergman, Tarkovsky, Valley of the Bees, Witchhammer, maybe Hard to be a God as films with a similar aesthetic and content. That's the first things that came to mind, I'm sure there are other comparisons to be made...



nice webm for a great scene


I just saw the Navigator, I really liked the use of color in the film, honestly didn't think it'd look that good, and it was pretty fun seeing them discover the 20th century


I just view The Navigator and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is weak in many ares but still definitely more than worth a sit-through. I loved the acting, costumes, lighting, and cinematography. A friend let me borrow the DVD and now I'm torrenting Vigil.


I agree! The transitions from B&W to color were really well done. It didn't feel cliche or forced.

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and which did you like best?

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Dead Slow Ahead



Sauce on these plz



C:1, R:6

C:2, R:5


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ITT: Christmas films you're planning to watch / you like to watch every year / you think others should know about

I plan to watch the first animated TV special, Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962). The UPA style is a lot of fun. Although it's had many home releases (including Blu-Ray), over the years it's been greatly overshadowed by the Grinch and Charlie Brown.

I may watch Blast of Silence or The Apartment too. Both take place during Christmas and they're both great for different reasons.

If I could find it I'd like to see the colorized version of It's a Wonderful Life, just for (morbid?) curiosity's sake.

A couple other interesting picks: Wake in Fright (easy to forget it takes place during Christmas) and Lady in the Lake (the POV gimmick is notable despite the film's flaws)

White Christmas … pretty much stinks.
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I might watch Bell Book and Candle. I hadn't really heard about it before this week.


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The Junky's Christmas

William Burroughs


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The Insect's Christmas by Wladyslaw Starewicz, who was a Polish Russian

This stop-motion animation dates back before the Revolution


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Just watched this...

Not my favorite.

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I'm thinking about spoiling The Last Jedi for game journalists ASAP on social media. You in?

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What is the spoiler? Force ghosts can be killed? Anakin is a fucking penguin?



>What is the spoiler? Force ghosts can be killed? Anakin is a fucking penguin?

Ideally, both



Or whoever you want.

Don't read unless you want to be like my parents, disappointed in me.

Star Wars Episode VIII Full Synopsis Spoilers:




Same. I just have a decade long vendetta against them. Gamergate and all that. You use this on whoever you like.


so how did this idea turn out

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What makes a film good in your opinion?
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I enjoy movies that take advantage of the emotional capacity of man. The director is supposed to also direct how you feel, which is a misunderstood concept in modern Hollywood. Take Jaws for example. This is one of the most well-crafted scenes that exists in cinema because the audience is in tune with Brody's emotions even when not focused on him. Brody is thinking about the shark, so uncertainty is carried throughout the entire scene with several false alarms that temporarily relieve the audience of constant stress and reminds them to be vigilant. The audience starts to doubt the notion that a shark will appear at all once the wife starts to reduce tension, that is until the dog goes missing. Then the music starts to play and the shark claims it's second victim with a shocking amount of ferocity. The audience, like Brody, doesn't fully process the situation until the most elegant dolly zoom I've ever seen. I could go on and on about how fantastic this scene is and how much I appreciate Spielberg for using the deaths as devices to progress the story rather than get emotionally mixed up in them or how useful emotional capacity is in conveying abstract ideas to an audience through experience rather than explaining it, but I've made my point. Literally every movie should do this regardless of whether it's for critics or casuals.


The best Wachowski film is actually Speed Racer.


No reason really. If I get something out of it I like it.


You're basically describing tension build-up and a resulting realization. Structurally it is impressive, especially for the time. I'm not a fan of Spielberg though.


A good film is a good film. A snuff film shot on 8mm film could be kino if it stirs a unique emotional response from the viewer.




I wonder if they're going to make a remaster of this movie in 4K or something like that, it would be a blast to watch.

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As an intro to David Lynch, should I watch Mulholland Drive or Blue Velvet?

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He always loses me with the transcendental meditation stuff, but I'm glad he found some way to focus his creativity


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Too bad that his brand of creativity is entirely sourced from the bottomless depths of his asshole. I've actually tried watching Lynch within the past couple months and don't like it anymore.

The TM stuff is really just bizarre. I understand that he is trying to support a movement but it has a literal cult following. Whenever a large number of celebrities are endorsing and pushing something I'm generally apprehensive.



>The TM stuff is really just bizarre. I understand that he is trying to support a movement but it has a literal cult following. Whenever a large number of celebrities are endorsing and pushing something I'm generally apprehensive.

Maybe there are some benefits to meditation, but it really seems narcissistic to get so enthusiastic about it. "True happiness lies within." So, focus on yourself so much that you block everything else out. Perfect for LA.



>Maybe there are some benefits to meditation

I don't doubt this at all. My issue lies with the organization itself.



Blue Velvet is his best film. Mulholland Drive is a piece of shit, as is Twin Peaks season 3.

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Are there any good films about wandering merchants

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i was going to post "shoah" but i decided i didn't want to be that guy


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Not enough wandering




we are adding new movies all the time site is new request a movie if there is something you'd like to see


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this was quite a strange thread to bump. are you a bot?

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Hey,/film/, I'm thinking about applying for this international program (http://international.famu.cz/page.php?page=38) at FAMU, does anyone here have any experience with FAMU at all? I've heard good things but it would be nice to hear some personal experiences if anyone has any. Or experience with film school in general
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it's not about learning theory and watching films so much as it's about getting experience making films with like-minded people and making connections and stuff. I've told myself I don't need film school for the last two years, and I've learned a lot on my own time, but studying film can only get you so far


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I had a bad experience with film school. Teacher was a total pleb who interjected his political views into everything. The other students had barely any knowledge of film. Just overall bad. University all around was shit, happy I dropped out. I don't know why anyone would recommend it, unless you find yourself a truly exceptional program. I'm actually interested in if other anons have gone to or are currently attending film school.


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Oh thank god someone bumped this thread

Help me /film/ so I don't have to make a thread bitching about this: What the fuck do I do?!

My parents are on my back and for good reason, funds are tight and begin the first born child, they're kicking me to the curb before anything else. A year ago they would have told me I shouldn't get a job yet, but I'm skipping school a lot so now they're just telling me to work at McDonalds.

I tried looking at film majors, in colleges, problem is they're all literally fucking plebs of the worst caliber, if I'm looking to take things seriously college seemingly is the worst place to go, they tried emulating some hipster shit Godtard Anderson mix for their trailer, and from the 5 minutes I've seen from non official film schools, they're slightly less awful but still nowhere near as knowledgeable.

What do I do?

If I fail, I can always just spend a year or so as a homeless teenager and then write a book to leech off the average dumbass for sympathy like the Jew Jew York has turned me to.

What do I do? I don't want to be forced to cuck to survive.


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Could you go away and never come back?


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USA cinema has been dead 70 years.


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Best to avoid most of what is nominated at these award events. The selections are very political with a lot of studio pressure involved, which is why you see the same dozen films listed over and over. And all the "independent" studios are just subsidiaries of big media companies.

The whole awards circuit seems like a sophisticated means of promotion targeted at people who can't be fooled by slick trailers anymore.

I'd still watch a PTA movie though

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Actually this board needs a quality boost and it has been slowly experiencing for the past couple months, in spite of threads like this. If you think high pph equates to something good you really shouldn't be posting yet. Remember one year to post, two to make a thread.



Buddy I have threads in the lower half of this catalog.



Probably the greatest film of time honestly.

Not saying it's perfect, but i've never seen anything better.


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Damn this board went downhill in a hurry.

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Am I the only one who thinks this stupid motherfucker doesn't understand any of the shit that he watches? Like, he makes some valid points once in a while but usually he's just such a fucking jackoff holy shit
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Which two?



This is probably more to do with your rating systems not lining up than anything else. I consider a 5 to an okay movie. It falls on just to the left side of the middle. For me that means it's average but on but slightly under. I've seen plenty of people make my 5 point a 7 on their scales.>>3218


he'll be pretty good in about 5 years after he's seen movies besides the latest tiff sludge


He is a human. Humans are inherently flawed and there is no perfect opinion, only tumblr thinks it can be 100% correct and flawless. Any critic offers an opinion and the very nature of opinion means flaws and bias will come into play as we have separate tastes and different ways of viewing a film.


this is a youtube person?

I never watched any video of him or RLM or "doug" or any of the other people that always have threads on /tv/

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what are the best films of new hollywood


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Almost too many good ones to mention?

A Decade Under the Influence is a nice documentary on the subject.

Bonnie and Clyde was a big deal of course, but I don't care for it that much. It's shot like a TV show, too many tight closeups. And Beatty's character is little more than a grinning doofus.

IMO a better "action" film from the same year is Point Blank.


I don't think any good movies ever came out of holywood.


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>I don't think any good movies ever came out of holywood.


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I still watch 2-3 every year (new hollywood that is) and it's nice to revisit the humble charm of these films compared to the mindless garbage coming out today. New Hollywood was the first step into exploring the much wider world of film for me.


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