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New thread!

What was the last thing you watched, and what did you think of it?

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I can't hate on Jean Dujardin because Oscar voters are stupid. Even if he's not a great actor I think he can be pretty funny under the right circumstances. So I gave this a chance...

It's a French comedy with an interesting spin on an old concept about trying to outwit death (who appears at your house in the form of a man), but it's all executed so limply you wonder why it was ever made. It sets up for black comedy but doesn't pay off. Writer/director Bertrand Blier might be getting too old?


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This has to be one of Franco Nero's best roles and one of the best Italian cop movies. The genre is often pulpy and violent but Confessions of a Police Captain is less action and more brooding. The film gives a cynical critique of Italian society and the complex web of corruption that dominates it.


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Saw this last night, a rare and long forgotten piece of American independent cinema. It's main value is ethnographic, providing a realistic depiction of impoverished rural American, and is really the only thing that kept me awake through the amateurish editing and pacing, as well as some rare moments of solid cinematography.


this thread kills the 8ch

we need a new one.

Finally watched The Fountain.

Great movie, almost cried.

When you make a movie about life you have to touch death, and this movie really touched it, in almost every possible way. Its sad that the criticism I see for this movie is more about hur dur trees cannot live outside in space, instead of actually taking the meaning in.


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A new thread exists!



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Was the 1970s the best time for cinema?


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depends how you define "best"

it was a high point for Hollywood as the studios collapsed under their own weight to be replaced by a more personal style of film making. and since we got the blockbuster near the end of the 70s, the decades that followed were plagued by the need to entertain the lowest common denominator.




as for the rest of the world you might roll back the range to include the mid to late 60s. then you get movements like the japanese, french, czech new waves which were very significant in their respective countries.


Can someone reedit this picture and put on cinema that doesn't suck film school cock?

>kramer vs kramer

Go back to your film studies freshman.


Speaking for Hollywood... maybe

It was the peak before the concept of Blockbusters and Action-Packed Heat kicked in (80's Hollywood lack big dogs regarding cinema "like it used to be")

But the 60's and 50's were also very good

Overall i think, my opinion at least, 70's was the best for US

It varies in other countries, the "golden ages" or so to speak:

South Korea is the 00's

Italy and France have the 60's

Mexico has the late 40's/ early 50's

Japan late 50's / early 60's

Argentina dare i say the 00's too

Thing is some of those went on to have more good years later on (or had them earlier) some others have their first taste of a good industry

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Anyone on /tv/ attending? I was thinking about going this year, but decided next year would be better so my buddy can come with.

Which movies are you most excited about? Which movies are getting positive buzz? Which one will be the crown jewel?

Discuss all things Sundance and Robert Redford.

The ones I'm interested in so far:

>Goat (frat-hazing drama featuring Nick Jonas)

>Other People (black comedy featuring Jesse Plemmons and Molly Shannon)

>Manchester by the Sea (community/family drama featuring my boy Kyle Chandler; also Casey Affleck)

>Christine (Rebecca Hall plays an anchor who an heroes on a live broadcast)

I'm really rooting for Rebecca Hall. She's a very underrated actress who has never relied on looks to get a role. Then again, I'll always root for a movie to be good—it's a win for the fans of the medium.


I have no answers, only more questions.

Was Sundance "better" before so many movie stars started showing up?

Are there any independent studios left? Most "indie films" seem to come from branches of large established Hollywood studios with names like "Sony Pictures Classics".

And what is the best film festival in the US ... this or New York Film Festival or something else?

Topic posted in three places and it will be here the longest


I'd gladly watch most of these int'l documentaries http://www.sundance.org/festivals/sundance-film-festival/program/WDC-guide

also interested in documentaries about James Foley, JT Leroy, Christine Chubbuck


The trend for their American documentaries seems to be "Congratulations viewer, your worldview was correct all along!" That's not very challenging or subversive.

As for the others I might try Antibirth


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> Filmmaker Eddie Alcazar and musician Flying Lotus have been traveling the festival circuit with their disturbing and mesmerizing short film, "FUCKKKYOUUU," which most recently made waves at a sold out screening at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Flying Lotus, whose music provides the short with an unnervingly hypnotic score, just premiered the entire short film online via YouTube, and it's sure to be one of the most beautifully nightmarish pieces of cinema you'll see all week.

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Hey, /film/, this is basically the only internet community on film that I enjoy visiting, maybe you guys can give me feedback on the short film I made recently. It was made with zero budget and I was the only crew, so don't expect too much. But I'm reasonably happy with how it turned out, other than not having a tripod/steadicam.

Here it is: https://vimeo.com/138888895

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OP here, I doubt anyone cares, but I'm in the middle of editing a proper short, 20-30 mins, with a script, multiple actors, sound, etc... But in the mean time, I made another dumb little short with a friend. Here it is:


Also, its best watched with headphones because I've found the soundtrack is too bassy/low for my computer speakers and ends up inaudible



sounds like fun

i'll check your video out later this week


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Thanks, I'd love to hear feedback. I also made this one the next day. Its pretty low key but considering my only resources were one friend, one light, and a tripod, and the whole thing took four hours from conception to filming to editing, I think it turned out pretty well



The first video reminded me of an interesting book on the perception of time which I spent 15 minutes searching in vain for the title

The second video made me think we should try another project here where people shoot and submit low budget horrors



Thanks for the feedback. Let me know if you ever find the name of the book. And if the horror thing does end up happening, this will be my submission haha

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Do you have any favourite film composers, /film/?

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Angelo Badalamenti. Only consistently good 'film composer'


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do Tangerine Dream and Popol Vuh count?


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Hard Mode: Best Contemporary Composers. Many of them are pretty forgettable unfortunately

One I like is Cristobal Tapia De Veer (even though this is from a tv show)


isn't this thread here already? >>812

a very similiar discussion at any rate



>Hard Mode: Best Contemporary Composers

Hans Zimmer

John Williams

Are you even trying?

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>I suggest you both go outside and discuss it sensibly in the street

Why was Withnail such a coward bastard?

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>Not admiring directors who disregard the mental and physical safety of their actors and/or audience

Also a reminder that Spielberg is for normies.

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Michael Curtiz


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The seriousness of movie accidents is overstated. Individuals perish, art is forever. I'm kidding, but labor's a lot more likely to die building a house than they are doing wild stunts. I think it's only a juicy topic because death by Hollywood puts the whole entertainment complex to blame, implicating all of us in the audience with red hands. Fittingly melodramatic.

OP has a good point. More interesting than bloody gossip is Rossellini describing seeing his actors as furniture.



iirc hitchcock said something about actors being cattle


Much like other things, the behaviour of an auteur genius can very easily be mistaken for the work of a complete incompetent without looking at the final product. I wouldn't encourage this kind of thing unless the actors thought it was worth it.



You fucking take care of good furniture and cattle, though.

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Should I go see Cul-De-Sac in 35mm?


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sure, if you haven't seen it before. it's not the most amazing thing ever made, but still good enough to watch


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i would go just to watch something actually on film and not bluray rips on my computer monitor

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Anyone seen this?

>Venerated filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein (Elmer Bäck) travels to Mexico to shoot his new film after being shunned by Hollywood. There he has a sensual experience that becomes a significant turning point in his life and career.

>Dir. by Peter Greenaway

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I saw it at a festival. It's the best thing he's done in like... twenty years.



that sounds encouraging

I missed my chance to see it but I'm glad you guys seem to like it


sd & dvd versions are on KG


>gay communist on vacation

Isn't this a required viewing in Swedish schools?


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I think it could be a good idea to start this board off with some OC, what do you think?

I've made this, it's a work in progress and I think it should be a group endeavor to include the most diverse tastes, so if you think something should be edited/added/removed feel free to contribute.

I've also made a template if someone else feels like making their own grid (I'm also looking for suggestions on other themes), you can download it here:

It's very easy to edit: I've grouped the titles and the posters together, to add a poster (or a screenshot if the latter is not available) simply copy the image, select the grey rectangle with magic wand and paste into (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+V) so you don't have to worry about them being aligned.
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How many of them did you order?

I'm the guy who didn't like it. I think it was the third Fassbinder I saw, so maybe you heard correctly. It was slower than expected and I got impatient with it.


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I ordered 4 different collections of his:

Fassbinder on Melodrama:




Fassbinder on Terror

-Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven

-The Third Generation

Fassbinder on Society


-Chinese Roulette

-Satan's Brew

Fassbinder: The Gangster Films

-Love is Colder Than Death

-Gods Of the Plague

-The American Soldier

and The Merchant of four seasons

Haven't touched his stuff before, but heard it was worth it-

I've approached entry and mid level art house films by country- I started with Japan (Kurosawa/Ozu/Nakagawa) now I'm heading down German way hence the purchase




Why would you buy all his works without even trying if you like any of his films or not first?


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Well firstly there is a small part of me thats intrigued by Werner himself, I find his destructive lifestyle interesting and I want to know more about hime through his films

But the main reason is the availability of films here in Australia is trash. Obtaining this stuff legally is hard to do, our main outlet is Madman Entertainment who provide a lot of great stuff but it's no where near as expansive as say the criterion collection. So i figure the more support I can give to fuel their expansion the better.

On top of that I pirated a lot of stuff and I feel like making amends.



from what I've seen he's great anyways, you have nothing to fear

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Anyone know where i can find and download the original cut for Salò?


Do you mean the BFI version? I remember hearing that Criterion omits a little bit



I think there are three versions, but I'm not sure about one.

The one i picked from the library is 110min, i think criterion's is 116min and Wikipedia mentions that the original cut is 146min, that's the one I'm looking for, thing is i don't know if it could be found somewhere, if that's the case then I'll have to go with criterion's.



You're right. Here are the current releases:


I can't find much useful information about the missing footage. It was cut and now it's lost.



Well fuck, thanks anyway.

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never seen this before

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I guess it takes Italian film makers to mention Jews in a film about American slavery. Never ever seen a film that ever mentions them in connection to slavery of africans.



hmm, i wonder who makes the slavery movies


i've never seen a movie about the slave trade itself. how was it handled in Roots and Amistad?


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Can anyone identify what film this still is from? I know it's James Coburn in the picture, but besides that I have no idea. Reverse searching got me nothing.



My guess is the photo was taken around 1973. Nothing in his filmography seems to fit. Are you sure it's from a movie?

Maybe this person on fb knows more about it


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If any of you have seen The Wild Angels, why does Blues let himself get arrested in the end?

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I like this Dennis Hopper documentary The American Dreamer. It was filmed on Hopper's land in New Mexico while he was trying to finish post-production for The Last Movie.

The documentary was a VHS-only gem until a month ago. I'm very interested to watch it again with this new release.

The Last Movie is not very good though. Jodorowsky told him to experiment narrative and editing, but the result is mostly a mess.


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There are times when you'll wonder whether there is a plot being followed. They're a gang who embody bestial nihilism, even towards each other at times.

I was first attracted to by their usage of swastikas, and wondered whether that symbol had any place in any sort of pre-war, pre-60's leftism counter culture.



It must be to rustle jimmies, make society mad, show your group's edginess.

I guess punks did a similar thing in the early 80s. In the 90s zine culture was fascinated by Nazis (along with serial killers and other crazy shit).

And now anti-establishment corners of internet have their turn with the FUCK YOU swastika fetish.



It's a fuck you to the establishment. I don't think a lot of guys even looked at it as a racial thing back then, more of a fuck the system, we're edgy and we like to get fucked up.

Something like that.


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What kind of movies did you enjoy as a child, and do you still think any of them have merit?


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Under 10? Mostly cartoons ... not too many actual movies aside from live-action Disney. Def not anything like Lawrence of Arabia.

I think those movies have merit for kids. I'm guessing the classics (made before I was born) are better than new kids movies.

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The Deserter and the Nomads

The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting

Entranced Earth

The Counterfeit Coin

Electra, My Love

La Terra Trema


Burying Old Alive

The Temptation of St. Tony

Let’s Go with Pancho Villa


Black Cross

Alexander the Great


what exactly are you going for here



I don't know either, maybe it belongs in the Jodo thread?



i haven't seen any of these, but reading a few quick summaries that seems reasonable. might check some of these out


what movie is the first still from. looks promising


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Krzyzacy AKA Black Cross (1960)


it's actually in color. i don't know if that makes it better or worse.

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