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Cinema's most important aspect is the aesthetics.

It's the logical axiom of cinema, the first and therefore absolute truth to the medium. Meaning that, in a rough manner, sounds and storyline coherence are secondary to the will of aesthetic.

Following the systematic distribution of categories within cinema, it's logical to affirm that the diegetic structure of the mimesis is what matters the most, as it's closely vinculated to the roots of the medium itself.

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Do u hav autism fam?


You remind me I've always wanted to translate 10k words long interview with German. It goes on painfully slow so cheer me up.




Do you speak Russian? I've done amateur subtitle translation and it can be a difficult task. The best way I've found is to make sure you keep your momentum -- do a little each day and don't break the routine. If you take to much time away from the job, it is harder to restart.



I can't force you to do it, and I can't promise any payment for your work, but I can assure you that I'll give it a read.


i remember when i was a noob

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We pitch a premise for a short film. Preferably something that won't take a lot of production and can be done with few to none extra-resources.

>character is trapped into a room with a ghost

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That reminds me, I love Japan



that would be cool but....

muh psuedo anonymous image board



hm? a bunch of people here made music videos



I'm working on a short film right now. I'll let you all know when it's done.

Remember: if you are making a short film, make it as refinished as possible; the most important aspects to emphasize are the montage and the execution of mise-en-scene to engross the possibilites of mimetic exegesis of the work.



Cool I'll be watching. I agree with >>6186 about the OC people have posted here.

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Where can I buy Guido's glasses?


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Huh, I took it for granted that those iconic glasses would be easier to buy. Can't even find a picture of the (unconfirmed) model.


> Our best guess — with the help of Allyn Scura — is that MM's glasses are a Safilo frame from the early '60s.

Supposedly the 8 1/2 sunglasses are Prada SPR07F

These Persol 649s are kind of cool too, even if you barely recognize him

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>The film uses slower speed frame rates with the camera shutter open more (to show the “flashes of light”) to create a dream-like motion with all the blurriness.

I'm looking for films that make use of this same technique but in a more throughout manner. Thank you.


Well silent comedies are usually undercranked a bit. But that creates a different effect: to heighten the action when the film is played back at normal speed.

Aside from other WKW or Christopher Doyle films I can't think of many that use this dreamlike slow shutter more effectively than Chungking Express. Maybe some big budget action movies have a scene or two that resembles it...Gladiator, Saving Private Ryan?


Fallen Angels is similar enough but with a bit darker tone.

that aesthetic in particular seems resigned to the early to mid/late 90s and I don't think anyone pulls it off quite like Wong Kar-wai.



Try Days of Being Wild

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I thought it was aesthetically efficient. I liked the offbeat tone and the disregard to standard filmic narrative. I also liked the combination of a sterile and gritty dreamlike Paris (devoid of any charm and magic) habited by marginal and borderline grotesque characters, going opposite to what is often being promoted by the media. But at the end of the film I realized it was nothing to write home about. A very simplistic and carefully constructed story done with occasional doses of flare and passion, surprisingly never losing the diegetic ground for unconvenient mistakes that might've prejudiced viewing immersion. A precise film.

I'd like to hear what you folks thought about this one.


I liked it, simplicity and all. I'll grant you that the ending didn't amount to much, but up to that point it kept me guessing. I thought we'd probably see beautiful Paris, and perhaps there would be more conflict between Jules and Jean (the boat love triangle trope). Vigo's writing and Michel Simon's acting were both sharp.

It also had several silent movie sequences. Most people probably don't even think about it, but the wordless montages of characters wandering around the streets is a silent era construct. It's fun to spot these silent sequences in sound films; John Ford is another director who used them a lot.

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For me, is the fade away. It is useless. Other than expressing a relation of brief temporal/spatial shift between a two determined events (A and B) it is succintly limited and archaic as a form of communicating ideas.

A fade away inside the current filmic system is bound to failure. A modern hollywood film averages 2000-3000 cuts. In this case a fade might even break a film's diegetic reality.

A filmmaker that indulges with this technique is deriding the medium, attempting to prove something by asserting a domain of montage which he clearly does not retain. Thus the use of this technique should be energetically disencouraged.

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Outdated or not, I wish closeups were used much more sparingly. If there's only one or two per film suddenly the closeup has more power.

I guess actors want to be seen and audiences want to see them. But it's not very interesting to look at one face, then another, then back ... continuously. There are many other unique things to do with visual composition. I'm hoping larger TV screens help trend away from this overused shooting style.



that's just lazy 'talking head' technique. i think that's been pretty constantly present in films where the creators don't really care that much about being 'artistic' or whatever



Agree with this 100%. Taking away other character's reactions to the conversation and their environment removes complexity and creates boring scenes.



I think the close up can be used quite well, like that one in one flew over the cuckoo's nest where the camera just seemed to linger on nicholson's face for what seemed like an eternity.



Close-ups can be very effective when combined with a good work on the montage. I agree with you though, today filmmakers are more focused on using it as a quick and cheap method of building up tension rather than forming a coherent filmic language.

Truth is, they pander to the short span of modern masses. This generation of mainstrean moviegoers grew up watching television and video entertainment - bad entertainment - more than any other, and this fact unfortunately reflects on the overall state of cinema today. It's quite sad.

Well, anyway, I prefer a tracking shot with a precise and dynamic blocking rather than an abrupt zoom in a subject. Of course that's just me.

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whqt movies made you laugh without using comedian actors
just plain old good writing
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Well, just start a thread for streams and post there (next time). It works better to add to a stream thread than this one.



I will run They Live, starting 15 minutes after the end of Plan 9 From Outer Space, over at:


This is in addition to tomorrow's warm-up show.



30 minutes until the first movie starts, meatbags!



A Matter of Life and Death is absolutely sex.


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Miquette et sa mere is like watching a funny play. The actors play it big. But I just read that

> Audiences at the time favored Claude Autant-Lara’s superior Feydeau adaptation Occupe-toi d’Amelie!

so that's worth a look too. The title sounds like an inspiration for OP's film don't you think?

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Why do so many people seem to dislike Tom Cruise films?

I realize he's a terrible person and a Scientologist, but he's a great actor and is fantastic to watch on the screen.

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Because outside being popcorn movies they're not much else.

Oblivion's best parts are the cinematography, M:I was a De Palma ride, Minority Report is messy trash.


me me i'm a tom hanks man


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How do you feel about Collateral?

I've heard it described as a "Tom Cruise movie for people who don't like Tom Cruise"

I still loved it though.



I don't like it that much, I had higher expectations after seeing Heat, Miami Vice and Insider.



>and a Scientologist

This is pretty much the only reason for people. Aliens froze your emotions is apparently so much more retarded that it offends the tricky snake forced an apple crowd beyond respecting anything he does as an actor.

That being said, he's functionally been out of it for a good while. Valkyrie was the last thing he did that I'd consider /film/ tier and Eyes Wide Shut was definitely his peak.

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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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