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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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So I just rewatched El Topo, and I fucking loved it, even more than my first viewing.
So what are your thoughts on El Topo and Jodorowsky in general, I personally love him, think his films are visually interesting and entertaining, but I'm not one of those nutters who thinks he's some artistic and philosophical genius.
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>You will never get to see Jodo's Dune in all its glory


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Can you talk more about this? Jodo was in the talks for making Dune and Salvador Dali and Orson Welles were going to be involved?

Color me curious!



It's all in the documentary called Jodorowsky's Dune. You'd probably like it.



>rev up the que, for i sure am hungry…

To watch your documentary!

>bonus points for corniness.

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Is this the worst Best Picture lineup ever?


Best Picture nominees always disappoint so I quit seeking them out. Therefore I have no way to gauge which year is worst. That said, quality seems to be declining in recent years.



Is this a clown question brah?


i mean, dude. it's the fucking oscars. what do you really expect


A serius man was a really disappointment.

It was basicaly like walter mitty which im not sure if its an insult for serious man or a praise for mitty


>i only watch the cannes

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I don't give a shit if it's simple

I don't give a shit if it's mainstream

I don't give a shit what you think of it

Back to the Future turns 30 years old today, and that's something worth celebrating


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> I don't give a shit what you think of it

For your information I think it's a lot of fun.


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BTTF is my favorite comedy trilogy

I like the earlier collab between Zemeckis and Gale on Used Cars too. While it's not as great as BTTF, there's some hilarious (and politically incorrect) moments…and a sense that the production was driven by youthful exuberance.


These movies are entertaining, but I don't get why they're so loved. It's something about that typical 80's corniness that I despise.

The most commendable thing about them is obviously the art direction, otherwise I don't get the excessive praise.

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Grossly affective. There were a few moments where I saw a more of myself than I'm comfortable with. Like when your ability to express an idea is failing and everything comes myopic and retarded. The visual element worked well, but could have been more engaging at times. The social criticism + childhood art scene did it perfectly, though more of exactly that would have been overbearing. the banality of evil/10

How much of the interview was scripted vs improv? I assume you helped make this?

How lucky I am to be on DXM when this is posted.


I think you definitely could have made it more concise and had some variety with the imagery, as well as maybe planning out some shots more. it felt like you were just wandering around his place just shooting whatever, which has merit, but you only need so many random shots of clutter and filth. I would have worked the video game angle more, shown him running over pedestrians in an SUV in GTA or something. the interview was well done

you should've used this for your end credits



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this is better, a little different but still similar

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Best japanese film of all time?
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>>not saying 9 Souls


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Good to hear, I hadn't seen that one.

Didn't he also direct this crazy Charles Bronson commercial? Love it.


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How are Teshigahara's films outside the 3-4 that most people have seen?



ako is his best film, imo


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Man Without a Map doesn't measure up to those. It's a convoluted neonoir story with some interesting stylistic touches and some others that seem pointless. Too stale overall.

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Any recommendations are welcome


You might have a look at the 366 Weird Movies list


The official list is a mix of obvious and somewhat obscure picks. The "weirdest" films on their site are interesting too, maybe even more interesting than the official list:



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I'd recommend Terayama. His work is Generally more Difficult and more personal than something like El Topo but there are similarities in the way they approach their surrealism.

Not the best video but this should give you a taste:




That film poster looks like it was done by Suehiro Maruo, that guy does a lot of weirdass stuff. If he did a poster for the film, it must be interesting.


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You should watch Dark Star. Jodorowsky was very impressed with it and formed a relationship with the FX designer:

I saw in a modest festival of cinema by science fiction amateurs, a film made without means that I found marvelous: Dark Star. I contacted the boy who had made the special effects: Dan O' Bannon. I was almost with a wolf child. Completely out of conventional reality, O'Bannon was for me a real genius.

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Hi, I figured out this was the right place to ask.

I'm looking for these movies:

>Ukigumo - Naruse Mikio

>Woman in the Dunes - Teshigahara

>Narayama Bushikou - Kinoshita Keisuke

Any idea of where I could find them?


Pretty sure woman in the dunes is on YouTube


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Yep, found it, embed related.

Sharing the magnets for the other ones too since they weren't so easy to find

>Narayama Bushikou (The Ballad of Narayama)


>working subs


>Ukigumo (Floating Clouds)



For future reference there's a larger thread for requests: >>4155



New magnet link with the Ballad of Narayama (1958), this time with working subs for real


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