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Anyone familiar with Italian cinema in general? What are some of the must-see movies (from any decade)? I've watched a small chunk going through a dedicated college class but I would like other points of view since there might be some that would trigger Californians.

From what I can remember, I've seen:

La dolce vita

La vita e` bella

Rocco e i suoi fratelli


Roma citta` aperta

Riso amaro

La grande bellezza

Uccellacci e uccellini

Il Gattopardo

I soliti ignoti

Ladri di biciclette


Matrimonio all'italiana

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RIP Laura Antonelli, who was in this happy little movie by one of Leone's cinematographers. The blasted British censor would not let the DVD pass uncut…

Obit: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/23/movies/laura-antonelli-leading-italian-actress-dies-at-73.html



Gassman is a pretty cool guy. I loved I soliti ignoti so hopefully I can find more like it. I watched a more recent movie called Johnny Stecchino that I really liked too.



Just dropped in to say it's "poliziesco", not poliziottesco



Hm, I think the other term is more common but I didn't know it was poor usage of Italian


> Instead the term poliziottesco, a fusion of the words poliziotto ("policeman") and the same -esco desinence, has prevailed (over the more syntactically-correct Poliziesco all'Italiana) to indicate 1970s-era Italian-produced "tough cop" and crime movies. Recurring elements in poliziotteschi films include graphic and brutal violence, organized crime, car chases, vigilantism, heists, gunfights, and corruption up to the highest levels. The prevalence of Poliziottesco over Poliziesco all'Italiana closely follows the success of the term Spaghetti Western over Western all'Italiana, being shorter and more vivid.


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Didn't know about that, maybe it's just how it's pronounced out of Italy, anyway you might enjoy pic related, saw it some time ago, fits the wiki description

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Hello, /film/ - first time board user here. I was wondering if there was anyone who would be able to help me remember the name of a film that I watched when I was younger.

I really can't remember much about the film, other than that it was about a boy who ran away from home at night, had sex with a girl in a swimming pool, and got shot in the desert at the end.

Any help, even shitposting, would be great.


Also, if I violated any rules about "can you identify x", I apologise.


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I'm definately sure it wasn't Rebel; I studied that for my Film Studies course in Uni. Thanks for the help though.

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Just watched this in 3d Imax and it's probably the best action movie ever made.

What are your guys thoughts?

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My bad.



>literally "I didn't like it therefore it is shit"


/tv/ is a fucking warzone over mad max right now

besides this board is as dead as my grandparents


People are overreacting because this movie was viral marketed as a paradigm changer, feminist flick, and most critics are eating this shit up. It definitely raised the bar for the action genre and showed the world the level of realism that practical effects can deliver, but all the gender-related massive hysteria is just bullshit inherent to the time we live in. I don't think this movie will age well.


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RIP Anon's Grandparents



Most of the criticisms about the movie being plotless, or redundant, and about the lack of character development may be true, but there's something that works so fine for the movie just being as it is, perhaps it is like >>4681 says, it's like such an over-the-top post-apocalyptic world that people behave like in a videogame (and actually drive as if they were in Mario Kart). Perhaps it might be a simplistic or silly view of a dystopic world, but the action is executed with such grace that it just feels right.

I'd liked it better if the film actually tried to put in context the wars for natural resources, but the treatment of genre issues was actually well done, since I went expecting hamfisted liberal feminazi bullshit and didn't got any of that (at the end of the day it was just Internet being retarded, as usual), so I felt that there was at least a tiny little semblance of thematical depth in there (at least for an action movie). Or perhaps I'm looking too much into it, but I guess that's because the movie is vague in the first place, it leaves room to imagine that sort of things, something that other modern blockbusters don't do.

Still, clearly Miller wasn't set out to do a complex movie with a compelling plot, characters or depth. He was set out to do an explosive spectacle. And he was greatly successful. A movie should be judged on what it sets to achieve, and it did it masterfully.

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What is your favorite special film?

Mine is Agfa 10E56 holographic film


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> Agfa 10E56 holographic

go on…

I'm just an amateur so I can't be very special.

But I like 1940s nitrate, three strip Technicolor, Ultra Panavision 70 and Todd-AO.


Do you guys have any examples of movies that used these?



1940s nitrate - Beauty and the Beast

Three strip Technicolor - The Red Shoes

Ultra Panavision 70 - Ben-Hur

Todd AO - Oklahoma

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Artistic and not cheap, yet easy to ingest and not complex movies?


Only lovers left alive



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Also like:

le graine et le mulet

Blue is the warmest color

Short term 12


I haven't seen any of those but I think Submarine is similar to Harold and Maude.

What you've described could be called "popular foreign/indie dramas".

I will recommend Amores Perros, The Celebration, Life is Beautiful, and Paris Texas



aka kmart house core?

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this board is too dead, post good films that you enjoy.

talk, discuss, recommend, etc.

we need more movement on here

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i'll be honest dude I don't think you're helping out the board by dumping the posters for the imdb top 100 or whatever


I just wantted to spark discussion, trying to find a middle ground between /film/ and the rest of 8chan.

i just wanted this board to be more active ;_;


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well, if hardly anyone is visiting in the first place.. seems like maybe less than 10 guys total. i wish it was more active too

anyways, pic related is possibly the greatest film of all time. it's in a special class of completely absurd scifi, with stuff like logan's run and phantasm, but definitely the best and most ridiculous. same director as deliverance which is interesting


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Touch of Evil, saw it recommended on the photography board and decided to give it a go.

Damn what a movie. The opening sequence is beautiful and the story gets better with every scene.


Have an ID.

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hi /film/

KhanTube (http://cytu.be/r/khantube) is hosting a movie stream tomorrow, we're watching Kusturica's Black cat white cat

sunday, 22 yurotime, 4PM easterntime, 20 UTC

if you're interested in joining us for Balkan Gypsy Madness, consider yourself invited

t. /intl/ (we're not /int/)

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I officially proclaim the stream dead

I'll get the stream up next Saturday, 23 yurotime, 5PM easterntime, 21 UTC

hopefully people show up next time


it's dead because of lack of participation? that's too bad. it would be cool to get a bunch of people watching a foreign film every week.



The stream was pretty lively when I streamed Srečno, Kekec! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057525 and Aravt http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2245990, but that's because they're of cultural significance to the board of /int(l)/ (i.e.: dank memes), about 15 guys watching I think.

But last week I first had to move it from Saturday to Sunday so it wouldn't clash with /bane/ stream, then /just/ stream turned out to go for way longer than I expected and simply nobody showed up in the stream. It could be said that they crashed my stream with no survivors…

I'll definitely get the stream up next Saturday, maybe I'll start a bit earlier so I can fit Marquis http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097839 in as well.

I'm not sure if I'll continue doing the stream though because I'll be pretty busy with studies next month, and if not enough people show up, I just don't feel like watching the movie more or less alone.



I don't know how many of you guys are here, but I'll start a stream today (Saturday), at around 21 yurotime, 3PM easterntime, 19UTC. If there is interest I'll get both Black cat white cat and Marquis through, otherwise just the first one. If you're interested in European movies, come to the stream.



I'm starting the stream in about an hour

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does somebody have the gif used in the banner that says

"- I say serious things
- and people laugh at me!"


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here you go





which movie is it from?


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Ask a film expert anything about film, screenwriting, recommendations, opinions etc.

Source: Film school graduate and director/writer of two feature films and numerous short features that have been accepted into festivals.

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This is a very safe /tv/ taste, if you ask me.



I would have to agree. I'm not sure writing and directing two films would qualify as being an expert. Makes you a professional though which is cool. But most of your criticism >>4544 is plot-heavy which I would not think an expert would be so focused on.



would you recommend film school


I've wondered about the directing duties on a big budget production. With hundreds or thousands of people under you, it seems like it would be like a CEO.



>my goal is to move to America and shoot high budget sci-fi films.

alright guys, he's a pleb, let's move on

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We continue to feature notable recent releases with this giallo-inspired film, the second such feature from the Belgian/French directing partners Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani.

> It's a confrontational fever dream film told from constantly shifting perspectives, and a chilly, dizzying trip into a genre defined by violently conflicting emotions. ~~ Simon Abrams, RogerEbert.com

> The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears isn’t something meant to be causally viewed, sure to overwhelm those who don't understand what's about to come. It’s specialized cinema … charging forward with a kaleidoscopic presentation that carries confidently and ghoulishly from beginning to end. Just relax and allow the directors to guide the experience, as any resistance will surely lead to a rejection of the whole endeavor. ~~ Brian Orndorf, Blu-Ray.com


To discuss upcoming Film Club selections, be sure to check this thread: >>3564

I'd like to call your attention to the board's RSS feed (https://8ch.net/film/index.rss) which can be used to conveniently monitor the activity here. I wish it was a feed of recent posts, but for now it's a feed of most recently active threads. If you add it as a Live Bookmark you should be able to view the feed as a dropdown list in your Bookmarks Toolbar.

Also the 8chan posting form has been redesigned, but I disabled most of the clutter (until it gets changed again…).
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thanks a lot, m8


Excuse me for being somewhat new to /film/, I am by no means a film buff. I just watched through The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears. Here are some thoughts.

The movie has its own visual style, that is unmistakable. The overabundance of red light, mixed in with green or kaleidoscope of mixed coloration make it visually interesting for the most part. The scene where Dan is fighting with himself in his apartment, with the light continually changing from green to red on his eyes suggested to me "stop and go", as he is struggling with himself over the realization of his wifes death.

Early on when riding in the car and the car window is framed perfectly with the red light district window looked amazing as well. Red throughout the film associated with sex and blood. The blood looked surreal itself, not acting like blood, and the characters did not act towards blood as one would expect.

On the story, it is up to much interpretation so there is no one right answer. What I got out of it was that Laura was the key, either a woman with a split personality that was a murderer, or perhaps the first victim of a murderer. The 7 being an upside down L was something I did not get until they spoonfed me the three part screen where they were side by side. I do not think Dan murdered his wife, I think that most likely the murderer killed Laura first using the tunnels, and after the initial killing of what I would assume to be his love, he continues to kill in her name.

One of the major symbols in the film, especially in the second half was menstruation. Not just the ending, but the pads covered in blood symbolize periods, typically associated with a loss of innocence.

Thoughts? It was ok. Nothing I could recommend to anybody, but still more of an "experience". I will forget about this movie sooner than the creators hoped however.



Welcome aboard and thanks for sharing your reaction. Have you seen other giallo films?

For me the blue green and red are so connected to Suspiria/Argento I'm almost too distracted to think about the other purposes of these recurring colours. I guess that's a problem when a film has so many references to other works.



No I haven't, I just saw the Film Club, downloaded it and watched it. Any good recommendations? What do you think of Deep Red or The Girl With the Crystal Plumage?


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Deep Red and The Bird With the Crystal Plumage ;) are both pretty good. Without saying too much, both of them have a ingenious way of hiding the mystery. But I watched the extended director's cut of Deep Red and thought the extra scenes were unnecessary.

Some other gialli I'd recommend are Tenebrae (for another Argento), Blood and Black Lace (the first giallo, more or less), Bay of Blood (first slasher film), The Fifth Cord (police procedural), Delirio Caldo, Cosa avete fatto a Solange?, Sette Note in Nero, Black Belly of the Tarantula, and Death Lays an Egg (a weird one).

The fun of these movies is in the cool music and cinematography. The writing can be somewhat silly.

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I specifically want the Return of the Living Dead episodes, but any of them will do.

Does anyone have them?


Have you tried emailing the podcast hosts?



They do this thing where they "lock up" podcast series' in the vault after a certain period of time, where you can no longer buy the podcasts.

So even if I wanted to give them money, they're not gonna accept the money for the podcasts I want.

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best film of the year thread
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I think you missed the turn at interacial cuckville a few miles back cuckboi.


how long will these be remembered?

it's a collection of 6/10s for the most part

i expected more from that oh-so-enigmatic image


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Mubi has a free stream of Lav Diaz's From What Is Before (2014) on their site until May 23:


> We’re exclusively showing the most recent winner of the Locarno Film Festival’s top prize, the Golden Leopard. Vividly shot in black and white, acclaimed auteur Lav Diaz’s graceful rural drama intertwines multiple storylines across its epic runtime to reflect on the Philippines in a time of turmoil.



>that love for Tarkovsky

Alright, I think it's time I start watching Diaz's films.



Cool, my old account from The Auteurs still works

I need to log in more. Do they always have a lot of free movies to stream?

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Why didn't he go back to the hotel and start a family again?

He had come all that way, even come back to see his ex multiple times at the club, and even had a heart to heart with her, so why did he run off again?

hell, why did he leave the message on the tape recorder with his son, instead of having him just stay away from the club again?
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Yes, but there's no pretty bow to tie it altogether like many people expect 'good writing' to have. He definitely had a strong commitment to speak with her and maybe, before he spoke with her, he wasn't sure whether or not he would stay afterward. I don't think he ever planned on staying with them but couldn't prove it if asked. The mother obviously hated or pitied herself, feeling guilt and inadequacy about abandoning her child.

If you asked Travis why he didn't reunite with them, I doubt he'd have the perfect logical answer to tie it all together and make sense of everything. There's just some 'power', some inclination that prevents him from being able to be a part of that life now. I've heard people compare it to Moses not being able to enter paradise, though I hesitate to develop that analogy further because I don't think the movie is biblical allegory.


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but then why drive to Houston in the first place? Why tail her car on the highway at all? Why did he take his son out of school to go find her?



I don't understand why his not staying makes the whole thing pointless. He reunited mother and son.



he wanted his son to accept him back into his life, like we saw during the walking from school scene

But by just up and leaving again, not even saying goodbye to his face, made it completely contradictory to his goal



True. But the point is he had to make a choice between his happiness or his son's. Both was never an option.

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Some years ago I saw a black and white film, to my knowledge it had no verbal dialogue but I didn't actually see much of the film. Someone told me it was the greatest film they'd ever seen in their entire life.
There was a typewriter, I believe, and flowers, and the woman was walking along a stone path in what looked like post-WWII Greece, architecturally speaking.
Does anyone know what this film could be? My memory is fucked so I may just be imagining certain details.


Maybe Testament of Orpheus


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It wasn't as old as MwaMC, I'm certain of that


L'Age d'Or?


No, that's not it.

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