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What did you guys think of this movie?

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So did you see it OP?

I randomly got the soundtrack last week but didn't even know who made the movie.


Visually it had a lot of nice ideas, but there's something stunted and empty about it.

I want to like Ryan Gosling as an actor and a director, however I feel as if he only understands things superficially.


One of the freshest and most enjoyable flicks released this year. For cinema's sake I hope that the Goose isn't disencouraged by the almost unanimous bashing and continues to develop his filmmaking career.


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The movie is great. I loved the music.


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Yeah. The soundtrack was pretty good, and I really liked the visuals.

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At /film/ we have an ongoing Film Club which features titles suggested by the board. Usually there's a different theme each month. The tentative plan for March was to start Concerning Violence in a few days while choosing two other films for later in the month.

However since Concerning Violence is not yet widely available outside private sites, many members may not be able to watch it. If anyone has a link, we can still do it. Otherwise we'll wait until later.

Either way, the floor is open to suggest interesting films to be featured this month and beyond. We can continue February's theme of newer releases, or look at political documentaries, or perhaps there's another theme you'd like to explore. Let's hear your ideas.
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One guy used to stream some of the Film Clubs. I wonder if he's still around.

I've never done it myself. I expect you need a fast connection?

What else do you guys want to watch?



still here. been awhile.


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bumpin dis

we gonna pick something? i don't know anything about martial arts films, i like Zhang Yimou though so I'll put forward House of Flying Daggers, beautiful film, maybe a bit popular for what we want to go for here though



Yeah it would be nice to do this. As I said >>5267, I don't know much about these movies either.

Since this thread is just languishing here, we could look at some lists to get more suggestions.




Why don't we do one for October? Some kind of horror probably. Who else is up for it?

if it works we could do martial arts later

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Has there ever been a good movie based on a TV show or a good movie that spawned a TV show? If so, what?

Also really sorry for shilling but I'm running >>>/tele/ for people who want to talk about shows/movies/cartoons/etc. without all the braindead shitposting on /tv/



Michael Mann's Miami Vice.

Ghost in the Shell series.


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Not very many, but here's one.

Star Trek: Wrath of Khan is supposedly the best film to come out of the original series. I've only watched second tier Star Trek movies, like when they had to find whales for some reason.


twin peaks => twin peaks: fire walk with me

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The new movie from Peter Strickland is just out on bluray. Thoughts?

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> Fucking great audio work

It's cool the director is into field recordings. That's what people listen to when mere music has lost its appeal, ha ha. I think he actually released an LP of the sounds of mole crickets.


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Really? That's weird if true because the two movies have nothing in common except the idea of older+younger lesbians

Lorna the Exorcist is weird itself. But nothing to do with exorcism so the title was probably trying to ride the success of The Exorcist



Watched about half of the trailer before I trashed it.

Looks like typical dyke garbage with some nice visuals.



Can you just fuck off to /pol/? Or at this point any board that isn't here for that matter?



go post your trash on /lgbt

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Does anybody here have an interest in screenwriting? Or experience selling their script(s)?

I'm thinking of banging out 3 or 4 ideas I've had bouncing around my head, but considering that I'm an American (not film) student living in Europe with no funds for a trip to LA–how fucked am I?

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You can't get anyone to look at your script unless you're part of the Union. You can't be part of the Union unless you're working. You figure out the Catch-22 here.

I swear it's a protection racket.

Best move would be to re-draft your story as a novelization and publish that. You don't need anyone's permission for that, and if it catches on and Hollywood comes calling, then you can hit them with the script.


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>Mfw younger friend asks me "what programs do you use to make good scripts?"



Your retarded.



the secret is you have to be jewish



>shhh anon! let him do all this hard work and be denied from even entering the synag-err I mean studio…




*clasps hands*


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>That guy whos absolutely desperate to be seen as a 'patrician' and wants everyone to know he has seen a film or two based on YMS's recommendations

>Treats none english cinema as something weird or strange hoping he gets seen as 'quirky' or worldly

>Acts like a snob about other peoples tastes

>Doesnt understand anything about the art of cinema including basic shit like mise en scene, framing and colour theory

>Acts as a judge of peoples tastes because he bought two japanese horror movies from HMV's world cinema section

>Doesnt understand world cinema is just cinema, not showing at your local theatre doesnt imbibe it with a special cred.

>Wants everyone to know his tastes and how 'patrician he is compared to mainstream plebs'



Do you know That Guy?

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My friends are way too pleb to exhibit any of these


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Maybe I'm wrong but I think is pic related.



I honestly wish I were able to enjoy flavor of the week movies and superhero flicks. I just can't stop finding them so bland.

Even though I consistently disagreed with Ebert, that's something I've always admired in him is that he never had a hard time enjoying a simple movie.



It's called composition and camera angles. Color (not colour) theory is for eurotrash like you OP.


What does YMS have to do with Ebert's book anyway? It's some youtube series right? Why couldn't he think of his own name?

Anyway the internet creates a lot of instant experts. And they can be annoying. But as long as I too have access to a hundred thousand films I guess can put up with them.

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What sad movies do you like, and recommend. I usually don't watch sad films.


watch Synecdoche, New York for deep existential depression and confusion


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I watched this today.

Now there will be a new point dividing my life.

This is what happens when you mix 8-1/2 and Persona.


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10/10 film.

Watched it on acid once. Absolutely astounding.


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There can be a tinge of sadness in Japanese films. Characters will exhibit values of self-control and stoic resilience. Try Sansho the Baliff and The Naked Island.

Also check out one of my favorite 1960s American films, The Swimmer.


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Stroszek hasn't been mentioned, but take it from Ian Curtis that the film is a downer

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Today marks the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, so let's get talking about Hibakusha cinema.

What films or documentaries have you seen/plan on seeing that reflect on the bombing or cope with themes relative to that event.


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Some of the material is difficult to stomach – even the brief archival footage used in Hiroshima mon amour for example.

This silent color short from the US Air Force was filmed 9 months after the detonation.





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Great topic. I was thinking about this too.

A couple films I want to see are Children of Hiroshima (1952) and Black Rain (1989). Shindo is one of my favorites and Hiroshima was his hometown. I've never seen anything from Imamura so I'm interested to check him out.

And what about Nagasaki? Kinda overlooked. I know there was less damage, but they still got nuked.


Trinity and Beyond is on Hulu

A great documentary on the research and testing of the atomic bomb



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> what about Nagasaki?

You could try Children of Nagasaki from Keisuke Kinoshita

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Am I a cunt for almost exclusively watching art films? Anything with a plainly linear point-A-to-point-B storyline will generally feel empty to me, and even movies others will tell me are great, saying I'll absolutely love them will average only like, a 3.5/10 for me. I can't enjoy a movie just for its story, I need stuff I can actively digest during and long after the film, shit like symbolism, and imagery, and allusions and allegories and all sorts of stuff of that sort.
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my interests are always evolving a little. i have a wide range of material that i watch yet my focus can change from one month to the next.
anyway, be sure to let us know if you come across something good that hasn't been mentioned here yet.


I don't exactly have a definitive top 10, but here's my (current) top 5.
>2001: A Space Odyssey
>Only God Forgives
>Funny Games
>Angel's Egg
I also have kind of a thing for films with Christian symbolism


I don't really view many of those as art films. But I can see what you're saying.



Because you asked–yes.



then what the hell is an art film if those aren't. all lovingly crafted by talented artists filled with things to ponder and reflect upon

and to op since friend inconnu has bumped this, i'm pretty much on board with you. i have a higher tolerance for older films that are just for entertainment though, up through the 60s at least they tend to not be complete shit, at least the ones i have seen. as in, they have good cinematography, acting isn't awful, maybe even has genuine thematic content and an interesting, suspenseful plot. like last night i watched this 1961 film The Hustler, and it had all those things, though it was just a 'for fun' film i guess. it seems that after star wars and jaws they realized they could get away with throwing up the stupidest shit and still rake in the cash, maybe even get more money than from the slightly more thoughtful, much slower films of before.

i can't stand watching pretty much any of the modern hollywood fare, it's all so blatantly retarded (not to mention mind control, but that's another story) and the way they frame things and cgi and idk, everything is just unpalatable to me. i can stand sitting through some like nolan and fincher because they don't look like complete shit (though I don't really like them otherwise), but everything else I've seen from the modern big time mainstream since i picked up a real interest in film has just struck me as completely awful on all levels, but the visuals are the most offensive to me

can anyone else get behind me on how these modern hollywood shitfests are straight up visually nauseating? just the constant cutting, shaking, shitty framing, those digitized filtered colors, the obvious cgi, every shot super busy. it's ridiculous

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Can a kind inconnu drop me a Karagarga invite? I'm a whore, thanks in advance.



mods please erase this thread for being so pathetic.


Yes you should probably contribute a little more than a purple square before asking for invites…

Unless you'd like to point out your 10 best posts here?


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To be honest, I already have a Karagarga invite, but my friend wants one and I'm unable to give one out on my account. I just got a new computer and I've just downloaded uTorrent w/o even setting it up correctly to allow seeding. I've contributed here since the film club selection Memoirs of a Sinner. I've been posting here since that shitfest on 4chan. Shouldn't the fact that I'm here on such a slow board be enough proof? I can certainly say that I've posted more than I, or even you, have gotten responses. I don't expect to get another invite, but I don't even need one. As seen by my low effort post, but if anyone wants to hand them out like little cakes it would be greatly appreciated.


>appealing to mods

Why are you even here on 8chan?



OK, just checking. I think invites are still closed though?



Oh, I have no clue about that. I can always wait and try and get my ratio out of water trash territory.

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Looking for some classic slow burners like yi yi and foxcatcher.. I find the intense, slow 2-3 hour build-up and release to be a pretty hard hitting and powerful tool. Doesn't have to involve violence. I like the format more than the content, I think, although Yi Yi nails both - aestethics in addition to that…

Any recommendations?


Slow burners here: >>3162

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what's your stance on music videos?

can they be "art" too?

post good music videos

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I'm really tired of seeing this fucking drake vevo video on the front page.

Can MODS just delete this thread please? The video has no right being posted and constantly apparent on this board.



chill dude you can probably adblock it


I agree that drakes video might have not been the best choice for me to start this thread, but why not? there hasnt been any post given reason on why is was so bad besides /tv/ crap "i dont like it".

If the mods would have ask me to change the video, hell even make a new thread subtitled "only videos with less than 40000 views" i would jump in it too, no problem. If they didnt like any of my posts and want me to stop you could have just say so mods.

changing the video just like that, specially as a command of someone whos only contribution to the thread is pure insults its pretty disappointing. funny that my video gets deleted but the insults not.



The video was changed because I had not watched it until now, and I agreed with the poster that it was not a great representation of /film/. I did not delete the thread since there's a tangential relationship to filmmaking. (To hide a thread, click on the [-] or Hide Post option.)

Yes, the mean personal insult – made by a different person – is still here. There have been several mean insults on the board, but unless someone was habitually disruptive I have not removed those posts.


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Greetings, glad this kind of board exists, been aching for one since 2008

I was wondering what are your sources/ways to find or dl movies?

While looking up for flicks, especially foreign, i end up with not finding them, a bunch of Megaupload links or just downloading a 6 year old torrent with no activity at all for 3 months

There's some pesky ones that maybe only an old shop or PassThePopcorn might have


Google the title, a lot of times the smaller studios from back in the day have dissolved and it goes unnoticed that one of their films has been uploaded.

Amazon also has almost everything ever made on dvd.

For streaming, I'd say just get hulu. They have the Criterion Collection and South Park.



I guess there's a request thread somewhere around here. As for sources it's best to have a variety of them to maximize your hunt.

It depends on what you want of course. Aside from the many streaming services and DVD labels there are torrent sites focused on anime, Czech, Russian films, soundtracks, horror, 80s cartoons, etc. PTP probably gets most of its rarities from other sites.



>I guess there's a request thread somewhere around her

Passed me by, will check

>PTP probably gets most of its rarities from other sites

I constantly search using the original language, but sometimes it's really tough to navigate in between all the mess and mysterious links with .exes

But nothing tougher than signing up for PTP, nigh impossible



it's actually pretty easy, get a what.cd account (which is awesome anyways) by taking the interview, then become power user (upload 25gb and 5 torrents or something). this will give you access to the invites forum which will get you into pretty much any tracker, definitely PTP


you might have better luck with private sites like karagarga (although invites are closed atm) or surrealmoviez. some others are cinemageddon, gorgomon, secret cinema, i love classics, tehconnection. there are probably more but that's just what i remember right now.

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Just post your favorite film of all time.

Just fucking do it.

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The last I read about LoA in 70mm was in a movie theater in Germany. I remember googling it and finding a list of still active 70mm theaters around the world.


Looks like LoA will be playing in a 70mm theater in Austin, Texas in August (if I read the date correctly).

Has anyone been to this theater in Austin that has a 70mm projector?


Don't ignore the newfag threads. Sage them or they won't learn


A slow board is better than a shit board.


This is the "high cinema" board, faggot. Fuck off back to /tv/



Spoken like a true tripfag. Go back to reddit cocksucker.


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>i use sage as a downvote





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Is their a more iconic image in the history of cinema?


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That shot wasn't even in the movie, it's a photograph ;__;

My vote goes for the mirage scene at the well in LoA


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Forgot to include the image <3


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yes, the mainstreams ones.


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Good call. I think this one is the most recognizable images from a modern American.

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