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Is this good or is Terry Malick finished?

I've read nothing about it

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To add, I totally agree about the pieces of a whole comment.

I recently watched his first film, Badlands, and it doesn't feel nearly as confident as his new works.

It's still special, but he's just starting to become the (dare I say) singular genius that he is today.

Badlands has too much of a narrative and not enough pretty pictures, and I mean that sincerely.

Apparently he has "repented" and gone back to working with a real script for his next movie, some kind of war film about a conscientious objector (I think).

It will be interesting to see Malick make a slightly more conventional movie again.


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Am I utterly insane if I think George Lucas elevated Star Wars to something close to Malick-ian with this film?

Also, Ron Fricke (Baraka, Samsara, etc took pictures of clouds for most of the scenes with clouds in this film.


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>his first film, Badlands

He did make one short before Badlands called Lanton Mills. It exists but almost no one has seen it. Malick gave it to the AFI library in Los Angeles and specified that only students are researchers could have access.



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produced by Malick



Looks liek Samsara/Baraka

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What are your favorite 80's horror films?


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I like these five...maybe Inferno instead of Tenebre


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There are so many I haven't seen. An American Werewolf in London seems to rate well. I saw the first half hour and thought it was amateurish, especially the writing. Does it get better?


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Not necessarily horror, but one of the best goddamn 80's movies of all time.


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Can't go wrong with these gems.

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Let's discuss this film, /film/. What did you guys think of it, and how did it compare to Refn's previous works?

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What are some major differences?



Read the script man, it doesn't bite and it's virus free cross fingers, lol. You can compare it with the movie and believe me, there are some solid, rich dialogues and great character development butchered for the sake of time and budget that will make you fill the void in some long silences and scenes that seem out of place.

But I'm glad of some changes and additions, like Ruby's frustrated lesbian scene and later morgue sex and the omission of her death at the hands of Sarah when they have an argument the day after eating Jesse. Or the mountain lion instead of a common wildcat.

What I didn't like was the abuse of symbolism that could have been more understandable if they had followed the script to the letter, but it's just my opinion. And Keanu's acting was so stiff damn it, so porn acting level. I wanted to slap the shit out of him and tell him to act as if he was his own father. Mickey Rourke or Michael Madsen could have been better for the role. What a waste.

And of course, the Neon Demon. I' ts better described in the script, it's not only a symbol, but "something" that later becomes "someone else" and "something" again at the same time as you see in the credit scene. The golden goddess that Jack sees in her, the shining sun that Sarah so desperately wants to be, the sacrificial virgin that Ruby lusts, the relentless guilt that haunts Gigi to madness. Anything more than human and because of that, not human anymore.

I have moderate hopes for a book of Polly Stenham based on the script she helped to create.



She knows how to throw a right. The girls at the theater were like "yes!" when Jesse gets punched



>all style no substance

When will this meme critique die


It's just not well made at all to be engaging And Elle isn't that good of an actress to make you even care about finishing the film.

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how does /film/ feel about this guy

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Spring Breakers is decent


high faggotry content


I dislike his work, and his personal philosophy on film does not resonate with me in the slightest. I suspect it of being a bunch of bullshit.


he should stick to playing a gangster and nothing else


Spring Breakers is trash

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I swear this is the only good board left, all the other boards on here are so culturally devoid of intelligence. In the past month I've gotten a new found love for French films, as well as classic silent films. I'm a filmmaker in my spare time and some of the stuff you guys have posted has seriously inspired me to get off my fucking ass and actually film something.

Also general Kubrick thread, is his stuff before Dr. Strangelove and 2001 worth watching?
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anybody got a GIF of the opening shot?


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yes try this


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Bill Butler, the editor of A Clockwork Orange, just died. This line from his obit stuck out to me:

>He was introduced to Kubruck by “The Shining” editor Ray Lovejoy, and cut “A Clockwork Orange” in Kubrick’s garage. His son recounted that he worked alongside Kubrick 14 hours a day, seven days a week, for nearly a year.

First off that is craziness - those numbers would mean nearly 100 hour of work per week. It's closely related to the fact that Kubrick liked to do take after take after take of a scene. You may assume he was trying to get the "perfect" take. But I don't think he always knew what he wanted at the time of filming. Instead I think he wanted a lot of footage of each scene because that gave him a lot of options for editing. Since these many options had to pass through Kubrick's obsessive perfectionism, it's no surprise to hear about such a grueling editing process.


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Read 2001 also.


I'm sure many people here have at least tried to read A Clockwork Orange, it was hard for me to get into, but the foreward/intro or whatever I remembered as saying that the American version of the book did not have the final chapter in it and Kubrick had based the film off of the American version of the book.

Basically Alex ended up trying to go back to his old life but is rather fed up with it and just goes about his life normally as if nothing had ever happened. Where as in the movie when you see him flash that crooked smile again you're left thinking he just ends up back at his old tricks again for good.


I've seen the Killing, Spartacus, and Lolita. The Killing and Spartacus are very well done but typical films of that era. Lolita you really start to see Kubrick push the envelope in my opinion.


Strangelove is my favorite. Went completely dark in and never in my life did I expect such a hilarious comedy.

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Let's talk about some films with troubled/interesting/long production histories.

Bonus points if they actually turned out good.

I think A.i. is a great film, but Dune is a different story.

I love its visual style and tone, but the effects are ass, and Lynch clearly had issues condensing the story.

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I know Fitzcarraldo had (smaller) problems. I like this documentary about the production called Burden of Dreams



> I have not watched Galaxy Quest

If you like Star Trek you really should watch Galaxy Quest. It's a truly great comedy.


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Heaven's Gate? I think the film is excellent, but the messy overbudget production is legendary



I tried to watch this movie, but god damn, it is the most ponderous boring thing I have ever seen.

It seemed well made in sense, but I was really not feeling it.


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I can see that. It's probably not for everyone which is why it did so poorly at the box office.

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This was good, and followed up on one of the two big questions from Prometheus.

If the third film answers the other one, then this movie is an excellent middle chapter.

If the third movie blows it, then this movie was still good, but not the sequel to Prometheus that it should have been.

When all the bottomfeeders on /tv/ hate it, you know it's doing something right.

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Covenant hasn't even opened in China yet, dumbass.


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>Nothing to see here folks! Everything is running smootly and according to plan! Now, pay attention to my funny reaction image, and stop asking questions.

Back to Mexico with you, José!


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See, this is what I come to /film/ to avoid.

It's just a cold hard fact that it hasn't opened in China.

Stop being an ideologue.


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Why has this been bumplocked?



to slow down the pissing match for a few days

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Which country has the best cinema, /film/? For me:


1. Germany
2. USA
3. France


1. USA
2. France
3. Japan


1. USA (obvs)
2. Italy
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Interesting. Which countries / directors would you base that upon



Everyone from montage theory.

Indirect influence outside.


And Sokurov.



I was wondering the exact same thing some days ago

What country didn't drop in quality in the 80's other than HK?

France started to suffer since the 70's, going full gay comedies in mid-70's

USA embraced the blockbuster philosophy and injected money and actors instead of scripts and directors

Italy so far seems to have been caught in comedies, exploitation stuff and lots of nudity

And i think Hong Kong blasted the US in the 90's, South Korea in the 00's but mostly because of the ratio, half of their movies are watchable, unlike 00's US, who has an understandable unbalanced ratio due to Hollywood

I ignore France post-80's, other than Annaud and Jeunet


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>What country didn't drop in quality in the 80's other than HK?

There must be a few examples, perhaps in a country that didn't have many films before that, but I think most of the big players were better in the 70s

Some film movements of the 80s:

* Late 1970s and 1980s – Hong Kong New Wave Cinema

* 1980s – Russian Parallel Cinema (also referred to as Soviet Parallel Cinema)

* 1980s and 2000s – South Korean New Wave Cinema

* 1980s to present – American Independent Cinema

* 1980s – French ‘Cinéma du look’ Film Movement

* 1982-1990 – Taiwanese First New Wave Cinema

* 1990-2010 – Taiwanese Second New Wave Cinema

* Late 1980s to present – East Asian Cinema [including influential genres like the Hong Kong action film, Japanese anime and South Korean thriller movie]

Here's a book talking about fresh 80s film movements in countries like Iran, Bolivia, Philippines. These movements were all based on Super 8 which I don't personally enjoy very much. I watched the Berlin Super 80 collection and there wasn't too much that stuck with me.

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Which one is more important?
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Both are integral to a movie being enjoyable but ultimately directing determines what the end result is like.





This is a confusing post.



I think he meant that writing is most essential to the success of a writer/director, but at the same time a director is a more important job than a writer



That's less confusing, but still somewhat strange.

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How much will I miss if I watch the movie before seeing the series?

I take puppet drama rather seriously.
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Polite sage but this is insane


> Three movie theaters say Paramount Pictures has ordered them not to show Team America: World Police one day after Sony Pictures surrendered to cyberterrorists and pulled The Interview. The famous Alamo Drafthouse in Texas, Capitol Theater in Cleveland, and Plaza Atlanta in Atlanta said they would screen the movie instead of The Interview, but Paramount has ordered them to stop. (No reason was apparently given and Paramount hasn’t spoken.) Team America of course features Kim Jong Un’s father, Kim Jong Il, as a singing marionette.


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best viral marketing ever?


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Did anyone watch Danger 5 from Australia? It's another Thunderbirds-inspired show.



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Seems like fun, but its too spoofy for my taste.

The fun thing about thunderbirds and CS is that its campy, but being sincere at the same time


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This is a nostalgia short with some similarity to thunderbirds

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I came upon this flick recently, by chance. I keep wondering, what's the public's deal with Beyond the Black Rainbow? It isn't nearly as bad or shallow as its reputation claims. Personally, I found it to be very enjoyable, in spite of its slow pace and all-too-known absurd plot twists. The direction and cinematography are both superb, acquiring an aesthetic display on par with arthouse cinema. Perhaps this fact led spectators to believe it would unfold a deeper meaning, even though it is, in essence, a B movie.

Has anybody in here seen it? What did you think of it?
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I listened to a few podcast interviews with the director. He says he cut elements from the screenplay to make it more ambiguous.
I think it probably helped the movie attract more of an audience since not everything was spelled out.


What is the therapist dying so suddenly at the end of the film supposed to represent? And what's the significance of the "Devil's Teardrop?"


I think the director said he wanted to subvert the horror movie trope where it takes forever to kill the monster.
I don't really know the answer to your second question. The name sounds like a type of acid to me.


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Next Panos Cosmatos project "Mandy" will shoot this summer in Belgium

Starring Nicolas Cage ... :/



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What a film.

What a beautiful film.

Does it have ANY flaws?

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>isn't this true story a rip off of 1984?



I enjoyed it yes. Definitely the best Scorsese work in a very long time...

Although it was weird as hell, watching supposed characters from my country speaking in perfect english. I guess that's how germans feel watching old world war 2 films.



the conclusion undermines the whole film. Sure, that's the book's fault, but they made it worse by ambiguously suggesting Christ spoke to him.

But, the first three quarters of the film is, as you say, excellent viewing


>rip-off of 1984




The strangest thing for me was not the fact that they were able to speak perfect English, but the fact that they couldn't say one word of Portuguese or Latin properly. Regardless, it was a decent film better than most of the trash of 2016.



>The strangest thing for me was not the fact that they were able to speak perfect English, but the fact that they couldn't say one word of Portuguese or Latin properly.

That's always kind of funny. I tried to think of some other examples (besides Nazis)

All Quiet on the Western Front - Germans in WWI speak English. You could say it makes them more relateable to the American audience who fought on the opposite side of the war

The Silent Star - East German sci-fi with scenes from around the world. A science professor lectures an American classroom in German.

Spaghetti westerns - most everyone looks and speaks Italian

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I'm going to be in the new King Arthur film.

Ask me anything.
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Is it going to be a shit reconstruction of the "real" "historical" Arthur or will it actually focus on the Grail Cycle?

pls no stronk independent wymyns or diversity brigade


Kind of funny how this guy bolted after 15 minutes and didn't actually say anything on topic.

In case he returns, tell us about your character! And spill some juicy details on the production.


I hope it's good and notshit. what time period is it supposed to be taking place in?


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Your movie tanked buddy


> UPDATE, 12:29 PM: Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur is not off to a royal start. Current weekend estimates from matinee figures show an industry forecast of $6 million for today, and $16.7M for the weekend, which is a lot of red ink for both Warner Bros and Village Roadshow, who’ve spent a combined $175M before P&A on this noisy disaster.



Why did audiences hate it?

I wanted to see the other five sequels.

Now I won't be?

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What does /film/ think of Cassavetes?

Hack or no?
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Too Late Blues is an anomaly because it lacks any sense of the 'underground' style he is known for. It's a conventional film. Haven't seen a Child is Waiting.

Faces is good though, if you like the atmospheres he creates. It's not about young people though, so it's definitely not as jazzy.


Read Cassavetes on Cassavetes. It really is great.



A Child is Waiting is pretty weak, but the studios tampered with the film in both production and post.

I'm not a huge fan of Cassavetes or his work. His films contain minute amounts of truth but he neevr really gets anything meaningful. Acting and dialogue of course are great. Did anyone else think that Faces is really annoying just because of the people? If you cut out the incessant laughing in the film it would have been 5-10 minutes shorter. The last shot is patrician though.


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wtf now i'm really confused


Hack? Cassavetes was a fucking GOD. Love Streams, Woman Under the Influence, Faces, Killing of a Chinese Bookie. Four masterpieces right there alone.

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Help me out, /film/. I can't think of any really great "American cinema". By that I mean films that show something of the "American spirit", and American history. Something you would watch and make you damn proud to be an American; either because of the quality of the film making, or the presentation of the subject matter, or both. I'm mainly looking for films that take place before 1900. One or two that already come to mind:

- Young Mr. Lincoln (by John Ford, not sure if that's the title)

- Birth of a Nation

- The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (although I'm not teally looking for Westerns, and I'd prefer historical subject matter)

Bonus points for an actual quality film about Andrew Jackson. pic kind of maybe not related

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>No mention of Capra

Read "American Vision" by Ray Carney plebs


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> plebs

hey there 4chan

Are you saying Capra made Trumpian films or he made pre-1900s films? I don't remember many of either from him

> I'm mainly looking for films that take place before 1900.

picking films set in the 20th century is easy


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Picture related


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Trump related: Netflix documentary GET ME ROGER STONE

It's a profile of Stone, his history in politics, his relationship with Trump. It's made by lefties but I still enjoyed it. They portray Stone as morally bankrupt ...which is probably true

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