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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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Hey /film/! Any of you like or own any books on film? If you do do you have any preferences, or disapprove of particular authors? What are your general thoughts on film theory? I own a couple and enjoy having them in my library.

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Just in case you need more details of Jonas Mekas' personal life

<A Dance with Fred Astaire is an extraordinary collection of anecdotes and rare ephemera from the life of legendary artist, filmmaker and bon vivant Jonas Mekas, featuring a dizzying cast of cultural icons both underground and mainstream. Memories, diary entries, conversations, and insights into his work sit alongside collages of beautifully reproduced postcards, newspaper cuttings, film negatives, lists, posters and photographs, envelopes and letters, book covers, telegrams, cartoons and doodles. Mekas has kept and archived the artifacts of his life as a cultural touchstone down to the minutiae, all of which is brought together here in the form of a unique and fascinating scrapbook of a life lived with the highest artistic commitment. Guided by Mekas’ distinctive prose and suffused with warmth, A Dance with Fred Astaire is rhapsodic, poetic and funny as all get out. A revealing visual autobiography of a genuine culture hero.




Do you own it? Is there an English translation?



>Is there an English translation?



Is there a gold standard for a cumulative history book on film?


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Maybe someone has a better suggestion but The Story of Film is a book with an accompanying documentary series

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I've made a discord server for discussion of arthouse and experimental cinema, please join in you are interested.


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Please don't talk about sothoth that way. I think he is cool even if he can act like a dick sometimes.



Sothoth is a big gay ugly faggot in his 30s who will contract a deadly std and will die alone in his shithole apartment in his shitpile country surrounded by his gay camwhore chat logs and Edd begging him on discord to laugh at the latest leftist circlejerk meme.


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why is this thread getting so much action

btw, discord is for retarded faggots


rickmasters is the coolest



This guy knows whats up

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Help me understand why Blade Runner i held in such high praises, please. I watched it recently and there are a few points that I question "why would someone even consider this to be good?". Overall, it seems like a decent movie but I can't see anything there to make it stand the test of time at all, other than possibly having little competition in it's particular genre.

On the contrary, I actually got irked by a lot of details in it's world and how the story was told, the kind of details I'd expect fans of cyberpunk to really have a problem with.

I've been told that, in terms of cinematography it's a very well shot movie and the visuals are amazing for it's characterization of the world and the characters. I'll agree here and this is definitely a good enough reason to see the movie, but this doesn't make up for these 2 problems:

1-Replicants make no sense in any way

Replicants seem to be biological to a great degree, considering they can bleed and the whole "rapid degradation" part of the plot, plus their need to eat or drink.

But this places them closer to synthetic humans than machines, despite being treated by the movie was androids. The ethics here are entirely different but the distinction isn't ever made properly.

Machines can indeed be treated as machines, they lack actual sentience.

Clones or synthetic humans are indeed humans and it's morally and ethically wrong to handle them like machines.

And yet, despite refering to Replicants as machines the whole movie, it seems that the idea is to think of them like synthetic humans instead, which makes little to no sense.

Even if they were handled as cyborgs, that's still an enhanced human and therefore still can't be handled as a machine.

Then there's the "implanted memory" bits. If there's the ability to implant fake memories in Replicants, what does this mean for their brain? Is it organic or synthetic? If its organic, the same technology could be used to implant memories in humans but this doesn't seem to be even considered in the movie, but if their brains are synthetic, then how do they interfacePost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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>I honestly don't understand why Blade Runner is so popular, it removes all the most interesting parts of PKD's book. It's pretty, but so what?

I think part of the popularity is the mysterious nature of the interpretation and divisive opinions that form around it. Ridley Scott and the prominent crew and actors seem more than content to remain ambiguous in their answers to any inquiries, and even contradictive. Rather than spoon feed you the answers, you're required to pore over the film, scripts, deleted scenes, and form your own inconclusive opinion that they will never validate in any definitive manner.



It's the atmosphere and mood for me that I love. I also think it has thematic weight, but not related to the issue of what makes us human.


Blade Runner is a very beautiful movie. I don't really understand your question. Why do you need someone to explain to you why it's good or not. If you didn't like, you didn't like it; majority rule does not matter.

I wish mainstream movies like this were still made. Even scores are lacking in comparison to some of the movies that were coming out over 20 years ago.



It's a rare mainstream film which adopts the atmospheric and contemplative tone usually only seen in arthouse films.

It is a terrible shame that these kind of films are not made with a large budget, but I suppose that's to be expected.



First, the movie is a continuation of the hard-boiled detective genre, so it has certain stylistic choices that preclude the sort of philosophical musings you seem to expect. Have you read "The Big Sleep"? The meaning of the title is not even explained until the last few sentences of the book. The plot is somewhat covoluted, but certainly not philosophical. It is all about a detective doing his thankless job for $20 per day plus expenses. And for that money, he does his own thinking. So, don't expect the plot of Blade Runner to do the thinking for you. It is a yarn about a detective-killer who is on assignment to track down four (five) replicants. If any special musings about the meaning of life emerge from that - they'll have to happen in your own brain, on your own time and your own dime. That's the genre.

Second, don't be so quick to call the replicants psychopaths. They are neither defective humans nor an alien species. They are human creations. Humans endowed them with bodies superior to man, intellect superior to man, and emotions of a child. If they act out, whose fault is it, really? The movie is very subtle about this, but with the exception of Roy, I could make the case that every replicant really does, at one point or another, show itself to be an emotional child. If a two year old strikes you with his fists out of frustration, whose responsibility is it? Do you protect the child, or do you kill it? I mean, it did attack you for no good reason, so it must be a psychopath, right? If you deliberately made an emotional two-year-old but gave it the strength and intellect of an adult, so when it acts out, it kills instead of harmlessly wailing, whose responsibility is it? Can you even assign that responsibility? To Tyrell Corporation? That's faceless. To Tyrell alone? Sebastian? The man who made the eyes? All of them? For me, one of the points raised by the movie is that the replicants may not be responsible for who and what they are, and are therefore not responsible for their actions. The humans are. And the "human" way of taking responsibility is to murder all replicants who make it to Earth. The term "psychopath" certainly applies, but to whom?

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I can't remember the last time I genuinely laughed during a movie. Is it just me or does anyone else feel like comedies are the worst modern genre of movies?

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My mother left my father in her midlife crisis. She ran away with my godfather in a fit of reinvigoration, and spent years reinventing herself and doing arts and crafts, finding her "true self", becoming actualised and present, and the best person the can be. She is now living with said godfather.

They payed me a visit last weekend. We had lunch. I told her that I am incredibly unstable and unhinged, that I am angry, neurotic, in constant physical pain, and that I am the unhappiest I have been in my life, and I have lost all hope about ever living any sort of stable life.

She then spent two hours telling me about how she spends her evenings sitting in the living room knitting, and how he just started building a lathe. They were really exicted about it, especially the lathe. That alone was an hour of conversation for them.

About a day later, I realised that they are both just waiting to die, and hoping to pass the time in the least straining way possible.




>Meet the jewish woman who is crowdfunding her way to a husband!


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what's going on here



Great story anon.


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Movies about sadism?

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Like this you mean?


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Hell yeah. Only one I've seen is Graphic Sexual Horror but it wasn't my favorite. If anyone can beat this shit you're in for a treat.


idk, Saw?



>Hell yeah. Only one I've seen is Graphic Sexual Horror but it wasn't my favorite

Agree it's not the best but I do think back to it sometimes

The Image is HOT and The Duke of Burgundy is a nice stylish film

I thought of these general categories of films that deal with sadism

- stories about Marquis de Sade

- home invasion (Funny Games, The Penthouse '67)

- kidnapping/captivity (The Collector '65)

- torture porn (as mentioned with Saw, I avoid)


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Martyrs kinda fits here

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Hey /film/ I'm gathering a bunch of movies for October. I stream them on a chat site and am aiming for less populists films that a general audience may have not seen. I should probably add a few crowd-pleasers but what do you think thus far and what would you add?

Here's the link to the spreadsheet, all the movies are hyperlinked to their letterboxd profiles.


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Happy Halloween /film/. What are you watching?



nothing unfortunately, it got too late



Oh brother get ready i'm not joking about it looking like a channel awesome skit.

I think parts were actually shot on an iPhone.



The same thing happened to me. Hollidays fly by and I don't even notice them anymore.

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ITT: Actual opinions you have that gets you labelled a hipster by your friends

>I will watch 80's and 90's J-Horror on DVD because the Blu Ray releases clean up too much of the grain and that kind of ruins it for me.

>Because i'm the only Film grad in my circle of friends they assume its a snob thing they always give me shit for.

>But every one of them is an audio quality autist.

I just like grain in old horror, it feels more authentic and i know it makes me sound like a goddamn chode but its honestly how i feel about them.

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What are you grabbing?
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Is there any chance of an invite to CG? It's the only private tracker besides What I'm interested in.




> (10 weeks ago)

> Due to recent attacks on the site, all invites have been suspended for the time being.

That's all I know. The site still doesn't work very well. No freeleech this year and it takes at least 30 seconds to load a page.



Fuck. That's a shame.


anyone here have an invite to a film tracker thats not sc? would really appreciate one. thanks! zeey9696@gmail.com


It's back!

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