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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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Hey /film/, my ex-girlfriend who dumped me a couple months ago and who I see on a daily basis (I go to a small college) is now fucking some new guy. Anybody have any recs of films that deal with this kind of stuff, or that would make me feel better in general?


Hm, I don't know what to pick. If you want femmes fatale there's always the noir thread. >>3112

Or acceptable romantic comedies like Rules of the Game …. perhaps something like Crimes and Misdemeanors or Hannah and Her Sisters.


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Ikiru will heal you anon



Go find some fat sluts and be a man.

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While I'd normally ask /tv/, any time I see them talk about this movie, half the posts are pretentious and or talking about fapping. So, I'm gonna ask you guys. Is "Blue is the Warmest Color" a good film? I'm a legitimate fan of the graphic novel, but hearing that they may have changed the ending has put me off on hatching it. Would You recommend it?


I haven't seen it but I've wondered how much of the sex was a gimmick to get people to watch?


It isn't a major part of the comic. There is a bit of nudity, and some strange sexual things towards the end, though.


I think it's very good.
It's a very genuine portrait of different stages of a relationship.

It has been done before but not this well.

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Hey guys. I recently saw The Road after reading the novel, and I was wondering if there were any other films that have themes of father-son relationships under intense circumstances. Thanks guys


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I don't know that story but the poster made me think of The Return

Some other possibilities are Bicycle Thieves, Dear Zachary, Life is Beautiful…

I think a lot of Japanese films would qualify as it fits their culture. The first couple that come to mind are Saumrai Rebellion an Sansho the Baliff.

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The final Film Club selection this month is Yannis Economides's third feature, a film that was well received at the Hellenic Academy Awards a few years ago.

> In this artful B&W account of a decaying middle class, Nikos moves in with his brutish uncle to guard his dogs, but soon finds out that he must pull himself together in order to set things right. ~~ Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

> Dissatisfaction, silence and stagnation gradually turn into fury and destruction. The magnificently shot images in sumptuous black and white and the film’s calm rhythm form a stark contrast to the sudden outbreaks of violence. ~~ Arsenal Cinema


Remember the thread to discuss future Film Clubs is here: >>3564
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Anybody got a good torrent link? Can't find one anywhere.


Where the hell can I watch this online?



Did anyone watch this at all?


Yeah I thought it was a nice slow burner. I fell into the groove of the subdued pacing. Is the ending making a statement about Greece?

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What's your fav comedy?
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Thanks! I still haven't seen any of his silents and wouldn't have thought to try that one.
For Louise Brooks I've only seen Diary of a Lost Girl.

…maybe we need a thread for nitrate goddesses…


Playtime is fantastic. Definitely up there for me.

Other faves are all of Chaplin's tramp feature films. Can't go wrong with Keaton. Lloyd has his moments but I don't think he's at Chaplin and Keaton's level.


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I haven't seen other Dudley Moore pictures but I'm a big fan of Bedazzled

Just noticed this poster mentions >>4074


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I highly recommend every movie written by Juzo Itami.


loved both of those movies. so many great quotes

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I would like /film/'s input on movies with manipulative narcissists. There are several lists online, but they tend to showcase a lot of painful to watch chick flicks. I thought /film/ might have some insight on more artistic/insightful works.
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Sunset Blvd?


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A fun branch to explore would be cult documentaries. Not cult classics, but literally about cults.

Everyone probably knows about the excellent PBS Jonestown doc (Life and Death of the Peoples Temple), but here's one from a couple years ago that's a little farther under the radar. It's a 1970s Los Angeles hippie sex drugs rock and health food cult.


I loved the Source Family doc. Read about David McGowan's research if that spooky ass era interests you.


> Read about David McGowan's research if that spooky ass era interests you.

From what I can tell he lists the military connections to a lot of famous people in the Hollywood scene at the time, with the implication of something mysterious at hand. But I think you'd observe the same sorts of connections given any group of people at that time. There was a high level of military participation due to WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Then all the vets came home and had a bunch of kids.


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Gone Girl

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Hey guys, how do you balance your cinephile lifestyle with everything else? I have a full time job, a great wife and work out a lot. The movies I want to watch are completely different than what my wife watches (but she did like Beyond the Black Rainbow).

Do you have a dedicated theater room? Watch on your phone/laptop while en transit to work? Single and watch whenever? Do you prefer early morning, midday or late night? What about the weather outside?

It's very difficult for me to sit still for 3 hours to watch The Bridge on the River Kwai unless I have the house to myself.

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Watching anything on a screen smaller than my tv is difficult. I'm also the same with the light. I'm not a wizard neckbeard so anytime it's a nice day outside, I won't be inside the house.


Nice. I wonder if my subconscious makes me want to watch summer time movies in the winter. I do remember binging on Bruce Brown documentaries on January though lol.

Are you a film major?


I watch 1080p rips from a thumb drive once or twice a week. Really I can't tell the difference between a 720 and 1080 rip as long as the bitrate isn't too low.

I have a bunch of DVDs too but they dont' work very well anymore – my old player doesn't have an hdmi cable.



What's blu-ray definition? Is it close to 2k?


yeah, it's 1920x1080 so it's pretty close to 2k i think. i'm not sure why each specification developed separately to create a small resolution difference, but it's there.


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Just watched Noah. It was like Evan Almighty, but without any attempt at humour. Why did one of the few good mainstream directors make such a boring, ugly, simple, unnecessary and dumb movie? Did I miss something?

Cringe pic related. This panning comes with saucy string instrumental music and is a contrasting example of the directors' otherwise convincing use of music, montage and camera movement.


No idea, haven't seen it. Has he become particularly religious lately? Maybe he was aiming for a cashgrab so much that his craft suffered?
It looks like the first project he was ever credited as writer, director AND producer. So he was all-in.


I liked it.

It looks like there's some type of agreement to make movies related to Judaism in Hollywood?

Most of biblical films are from the OT.

What I likes about the movie was first the stencils, gorgeous.
The other thing was exactly what you disliked: the fantasy feels.

There's like some kind of expedition in religious movies to make them science-based that strips part of the magic from them.

But that's the point: a miracle is a miracle, something we cannot explain.




If I remember correctly, Aronofsky intended for the Fountain to explain his spiritual beliefs. So that's quite a bit different from Christianity/Catholicism.

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