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Post your /film/ related webm here!

OC is best … but share any clips that you find mindblowing, funny, bizarre, unique, etc.

I think the only limit imposed by the site is that files must be < 8 MB.
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whoa nice clip

I wonder how often they cheat on shots like that. It seem like they could seamlessly paste footage together if they wanted.


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I just watched Begotten and I'm not sure if I liked it or hated it. It was definitely different! I loved the no dialog aspect and some of the visuals.

Anyone else have any recommendations like this flick?

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You've seriously never seen that episode of Spongebob?

Is this thread seriously that dry and humorless that they turn their heads like a confused puppy at the first sight of shitposting?



I was being a retard and yes I have seen the episode


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This reminds me of Begotten.

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8chan migration is nearly 2/3 complete. Once migration has finished, we will begin using the new site. You can monitor the progress at https://twitter.com/8ntech/ and >>>/next/3556

Posts on /film/ after No. 6502 will not be on the new site when we switch, so you might want to hold off on posting for about a day. That said, we will try to manually recreate whatever gets posted in the interim and feel free to ask questions here if you have any.

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We aren't moving to Infinity Next after all



i'm nowhere near Canada, that's the weird part.



Then you're IP is now just blocked in my adblocker.



That's terrible.

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New thread, old one's too big alredy.

What was the last thing you watched, and what did you think of it?

Old thread here: >>2428

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>Honestly, I miss movies from this time as they were escapism and not so political.

Yes it's disappointing that there is suddenly an intense focus on the political views of everything everywhere. A movie is good if it presents the proper worldview. It reminds me of what I've heard about USSR... art must be propaganda. Sometimes Soviet films were banned because they didn't praise Stalin enough.


What the fuck is wrong with the french?



Can you give me an example.


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he probably came from >>>/tv/1828193


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/tv/ suggested me Punishment Park and it was quiet good for a low cost production. A bit over the top with the pig stuff but I was impressed by the reality TV look. I thought this kind of thing was invented much much later.

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Because surprisingly Netflix does not have a monopoly on this shit yet.

I know a lot of folks that have subscriptions to different anime services. Cinema however i don't see as much love.

Personally the only one i'm using for my 'when i'm away from my collection' service is 'SHUDDER'. Its pretty small but lately they got some nice wins like all the Hammer Horror and Universal Monster Movies as well as some exclusives like Sadako vs Kayako -which is surprisingly not dogshit for whats basically Shaun of the Dead for J Horror- and contracted original shorts written by folks like Alan Moore.

Doesn't seem popular in the mainstream but its pretty cheap and i've gotten a lot of good views out of it.

Personally i just wish they expanded their documentary section. Though ROOM 237 is an unintentional comedy i recommend watching if only to question what the fuck makes people like that.

Are there any other movie services you use now the days of the mom and pop video rental store are a thing of the past?

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Thought experiment tier jokes are still thought experiment tier.


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The Criterion Channel launches in the spring. Here is their pitch: https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/6044-new-independent-criterion-channel-to-launch-spring-2019


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Is Fandor the next to go? Most of staff has been fired and the company has been sold to an unknown entity.


It's too bad they didn't merge with Criterion. From what I saw the Fandor library was a little more eclectic.


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Six arthouse distributors are banding together to create a new streaming service called OVID


>Enter OVID, a recently announced partnership between academic documentary service Docuseek and six independent film distribution companies. Together, these partners — Bullfrog Films, Distrib Films US, Grasshopper Film, Icarus Films, KimStim, and First Run Features — control the rights to thousands of different documentary, arthouse, independent, and international titles. OVID will be an on-demand subscription service offering selections from these various catalogues.

>The site stresses that many of these films will be unavailable to see anywhere else. It promises to feature filmmakers Chantal Akerman, Chris Marker, Bill Morrison, Jean Rouch, Wang Bing, Bi Gan, Pedro Costa, Claire Denis, Bruno Dumont, Cheryl Dunye, Eric Rohmer, Raul Ruiz, and Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet.



>control the rights to thousands of different documentary, arthouse, independent, and international titles

It's such a shame that we don't have national restorations that releases the restored films for free in public domain. It's such a shame.

Another shame is, at least in Czech, that there are no filmclubs that project obscure, or at least old not-from-anglosphere films. Seeing it in kino is totally superior and more importantly totally different from seeing it from gauch on 42' tv.

films that were digitalized right away for dvd/bluray should be in public domain publicly accessible after 2-3 years

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I want to get into this. Are there any good websites to follow? Film festivals?

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There's a big DVD collection of video art called Surveying the First Decade. I've seen some but not nearly all of it.

http://www.vdb.org/titles/surveying-first-decade-volume-1 +


This comprehensive anthology on the history of experimental and independent video is an essential tool for teachers, libraries, and researchers. Volumes 1 and 2 include over 16 hours of historic video on eight thematically curated programs, exploring conceptual, performance-based, image-processed, feminist, documentary and grassroots community-based genres.

Program 1: Explorations of Presence, Performance, and Audience

Performer/Audience/Mirror, Dan Graham, 1975, 22:45

Selected Works (Dog Duet, Used Car Salesman, Dog Biscuit in Glass Jar), William Wegman, 1972, 08:44

Baldessari Sings LeWitt, John Baldessari,1972, 03:38 (excerpted from 12:50)

Undertone, Vito Acconci, 1972, 09:15 (excerpted from 37:20)

Vertical Roll, Joan Jonas, 1972, 19:37

My Father, Shigeko Kubota, 1975, 14:46

Exchange, Robert Morris, 1973, 36:02

Program 2: Investigations of the Phenomenal World: Space, Sound, and Light

Black and White Tapes, Paul McCarthy, 1970-75, 06:30 (excerpted from 33:00)

Stamping In The Studio, Bruce Nauman, 1968, 05:00, (excerpted from 1:01:35)

Double Vision, Peter Campus, 1971, 14:22

Boomerang, Richard Serra with Nancy Holt, 1974, 10:27

Island Song, Charlemagne Palestine, 1976, 16:02

Cycles of 3s and 7s, Tony Conrad, 1976, 02:51 (excerpted from 30:54)

The Children's Tapes, Terry Fox, 1974, 29:36

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Program 5: Performance of Video-Imaging Tools

Calligrams, Steina and Woody Vasulka, 1970, 04:00 (excerpted from 12:00)

Illuminatin' Sweeney, Skip Sweeney, 1975, 05:00, (excerpted from 28:38)

Video Weavings, Stephen Beck, 1976, 04:06 (excerpted from 28:00)

Five-minute Romp through the IP, Dan Sandin, 1973, 06:34

Triangle in Front of Square in Front of Circle in Front of Triangle, Dan Sandin, 1973, 01:40

Video-Taping, Ernest Gusella, 1974, 02:41

Exquisite Corpse, Ernest Gusella, 1978, 08:23

Einstine, Eric Siegel, 1968, 05:22

General Motors, Phil Morton, 1976, 10:25 (excerpted from 1:00:00)

Merce by Merce by Paik, Nam June Paik, 1978, 27:27

Crossings and Meetings, Ed Emshwiller, 1974, 04:04 (excerpted from 27:33)

Complex Wave Forms, Ralph Hocking, 1977, 04:11 (excerpted from 05:00)

Pictures of the Lost, Barbara Buckner, 1978, 08:04 (excerpted from 23:00)

Video Locomotion (man performing forward hand leap), Peer Bode, 1978, 04:56

Music on Triggering Surfaces, Peer Bode, 1978, 03:06

C-Trend, Woody Vasulka, 1974, 07:19 (excerpted from 09:00)

Switch! Monitor! Drift!, Steina Vasulka, 1976, 03:48

Program 6: Decentralized Communications Projects

Mayday Realtime, David Cort and Mary Curtis Ratcliff, 1971, 10:27 (excerpted from 1:00:00)

People's Video Theater (Women's Liberation March NYC, Gay Pride March NYC, Young Lords Occupy Manhattan Church, Native American Action at Plymouth Rock), People's Video Theatre (Elliot Glass and Ken Marsh), 1970-72, 28:22 Post too long. Click here to view the full text.



Looks nice, I'll watch program 1 and post thoughts maybe


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Cool. In case anyone missed it above I posted a link with most of these rarities in mkv format.


When I checked the torrent sites there are only the full DVDs.

Surrealmoviez had better mkv links (one download per program) but that site seems to be gone for good.


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I watched some of Program 1 last night.


Vertical Roll (1972) - Essential video art, possibly the best of the bunch. I knew about this one but I'd never watched all of it. A problem unique to video - slipping vertical hold - proves to be fertile ground for experimentation. Simple, effective, memorable. I loved it.

Undertone (1972) - The worst of what I watched. A creepy sadsack sits at a table, talking to the camera while rubbing his legs (hidden from view). He imagines there's a woman under the table rubbing his legs, running her hands up his thighs. Up his thighs and caressing them. Is he getting off on this? Later he imagines there's no woman. Then he imagines there's a woman again. This continues for 9 minutes. Maybe he's vocalizing the implications of his movements/posture, but the result is like watching a lonely old man having phone sex with himself. The complete video is 37 minutes and it must be pure hell.

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I've been thinking about the purpose of this board. What is your opinion:

Do you think this should be a place to talk only about "high cinema", with words like "movie" or "director" forbidden (there are only "films" and "auteurs") with no "capeshits" and blockbusters and allowed,

Or, a place for discussion about every single film with no prejudices, as long it is a film and there is a discussion, not spamming pictures of Aiden Gillan. (there's >>>/tv/ for that)

Discuss, state your mind.
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That's what happens when we stay on a site known for having multiple problems.




I've revived a few 404s in the past month, last was Underrated Directors I think


Can anyone help me find a thread that was discussing how flat and boring digital film is.


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I found this >>10320



This was it, merci.

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ITT: GOAT Documentaries
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In what ways do you think Warrendale uniquely captures the essence of Canada?


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Canada is just northwestern America but made into an entire country, robust types of people and/or with rural edge. It isn't a "nice and friendly" version of America and just about identical, if anything Canadians are bigger assholes. The Canadian flag is also terrible and misrepresents even more with it's culturelessness, "lol we just put a leaf on our flag it means nothing look how easy-going we are" further enforcing the stereotype, in fact it's like the whole thing was made up by the Canadian government to make Canada look better.



okay but what does that have to do with Warrendale


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Posting this here so I remember to watch it


https://mega.nz/#!cN8VAawD!lM-G9KlXRyPz6gj7Rvqigt8INpKTdnkCIZgvS03n_-s, Harvest was mentioned in the top 250 thread might as well post it here. 1967 documentary about farmers in the American heartland.

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What does /film/ think of anime film?

Personal I never cared for a lot of them, found some studio ghibli films charming but have never come across something I would recommend to a friend.
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Here's a good review of The Sensualist. While it's no masterpiece, the style is as close to Belladonna of Sadness as anything I've seen – blending intricate drawings with abstract animation sequences. Eiichi Yamamoto was not the director but he wrote the screenplay.


Has anyone seen Yamamoto's other projects? I know Sen'ya ichiya monogatari (1969) is available but I haven't found English subtitles for it.


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Kept seeing this in recommendation charts and finally tried it, turned out to be a nice little OVA on the passage of time. Unless you're really bothered by a couple illustrations with perspective issues I'd definitely recommend it.



This problem can be solved with simple use of proper terminology. A medium is the means to not the idea. Anime is a subgenre of animation, which is a genre of motion pictures.



>that picture that really doesn't unearth anything already known about the film

Pitifully pretentious, the pacing and style of it made it seem much more mature and intelligent than it actually was especially with the contrast that the manga and show don't take itself so seriously. I also thought the director made Jin-Roh too.


Redline is great.

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Watching through Lars von Trier’s Europa trilogy.

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Since we have the ability at 8chan to upload pdfs, here's a thread for sharing interesting books, magazines, and articles related to film.

You can also link to databases and other online resources, such as the Media History Digital Library:


> We are a non-profit initiative dedicated to digitizing collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access. The project is supported by owners of materials who loan them for scanning, and donors who contribute funds to cover the cost of scanning. We have currently scanned over 1.3 million pages, and that number is growing.

> Our Collections feature Extensive Runs of several important trade papers and fan magazines.
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I just started reading this.

Walter Murch (besides his more famous accomplishmemts) directed an episode of The Clone Wars, and it made me go back and watch his and George Lucas' earlier projects like THX 1138, after which I decided to buy this (I also just finished a biography of George Lucas that was a good introduction to Murch's era of Hollywood filmmaking).



Is there anything in the book that sticks out at you?

It is hard for me to assess the quality of editing unless the editing calls attention to itself.


Good stuff.



>Is there anything in the book that sticks out at you?

Well the whole idea is about "cutting on the blink". Murch talks about how blinking either accompanies a human switching to a new thought, or is even more directly part of how we switch to a new thought by "cutting" or creating a discontinuity between one moment and the next. He likes to cut a moment or two after a blink, and other things like that.

The rest of the book is a really dated analysis of digital editing that is only really interesting now as a curiosity.


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Here's a quality blog worth mentioning. It's an overview of significant films from 1895-1926. Includes a top film list for each year.

Click on a poster for a detailed review.


<A Cinema History

<This site presents a personal and chronological view of world cinema history, covering presently films from 1895 to 1926

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>ITT: favourite war films from.


Lawrence of Arabia
Schindler's list (fuck off I like it)
Apocalypse now
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What do you guys know about Jerzy Hoffman? He made a lot of historical war epics in Poland

Colonel Wolodyjowski (1969) aka Pan Wolodyjowski

>In 1668 Polish colonel Michael Wolodyjowski, who recently retired to a monastery, is recalled to active duty and takes charge of Poland's eastern frontier defenses against invading Tatar hordes and Ottoman armies.

The Deluge (1974) aka Potop

>During the 1655 war between Protestant Sweden and Catholic Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth some Polish-Lithuanian nobles side with Swedish king Charles X Gustav while others side with the Polish king Jan Kazimierz.

With Fire and Sword (1999) aka Ogniem i mieczem

>An epic story about the Ukrainian uprising against the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth magnates in the 17th Century.

Army of Valhalla (2003) aka Stara basn. Kiedy slonce bylo bogiem

>In the 9th century, a tyrant oppresses pre-Christian Slavic tribes living on the Polish lands. They must unite for the common future.

Battle of Warsaw 1920 (2011) aka 1920 Bitwa Warszawska

>The First Polish 3D Feature Film! Poland's winning battle against Soviet Russia as seen through the eyes of two young protagonists, Ola and Jan. She is a Warsaw cabaret dancer, while he is a cavalry officer and poet who believes in socialist ideals.

The last two have poor ratings but I'd like to see the others



I don't watch Jewish films.



But didn't you just suggest The Cremator in the top 250 thread?




>Matthias Scheisshöfer

Erbärmlich uezs.

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Does anyone here listen to film podcasts? What's good?
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I listen to Funhaus movie podcast, they're cucks and plebs but it's entertaining



>I went into Reddit, expecting them not to act like Redditors.



I like Blank Check with Griffin and David, but I've learned which episodes to avoid. Basically any movie with mildly political themes or anything with a female guest is guaranteed to be liberal bullshit, which is a shame because the episodes that are just the two of them are pretty funny. Not super insightful or in-depth, but there's some really funny episodes mixed in with all the pozzed virtue signaling crap.



Hey the america cinema foundation ones are good. The host is conservative but he isn't preachy and he does't reeeeee about anything left wing. He sucks the godfathers dick at every available opportunity at every opportunity. The episodes with paul cantor are great and interesting. He made me like breaking bad even more than I already did. Hes very knowledgeable about Shakespeare as well. Give him a shot. I learned about it through this thread and have been loving it



I meant to say at every available opportunity despite it being very left wing

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Whose visual style is most appealing to you (and why)?

One of my favorites is Vittorio Storaro, pic related. I never knew the name until I started watching early 70s gialli, particularly The Fifth Cord and Le Orme. Those films (and his work with Argento and Bertolucci) had a strong impact on me, more than his later movies that everyone has seen. I love his chiaroscuro of vibrant colors and deep blacks, the repeated use of parallel lines, and the scenes enveloped in light blue haze.
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Darius Khondji was DP on Delicatessen, Se7en, Amour, Funny Games (2007), The City of Lost Children, The Lost City of Z, Alien: Resurrection, Stealing Beauty, Okja.


To get familiar, an excerpt from a new book of interviews with him: https://ascmag.com/articles/book-excerpt-conversations-with-darius-khondji

And a general career overview: https://mubi.com/notebook/posts/the-cinematographer-is-in-jordan-mintzer-s-conversations-with-darius-khondji


When you take on a project, how do you begin to visualize it in terms of the framing, the lighting and the overall look you want to give the film?

I would say that’s one of the hardest things for me as a cinematographer: finding the key that unlocks the film in a visual sense, that will illuminate the story so you’re inspired and excited about shooting it everyday for a long time — because when you decide to do a movie it can take anywhere from three months to a year of your life. When I find that key, it ignites what I call the “big bang.”


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Cinematographer Cameos

<This fun montage screened during the 28th Annual ASC Awards ceremony in 2013 and includes onscreen cameos made by cinematographers in a variety of motion picture and television projects.



I had always thought that Tron was filmed entirely in 65-mm.



Yes it was, but 65mm is the width of the film

That chart shows the focal lengths of lenses

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-Terrence Malick is the best filmmaker so far IMO. His recent work is really in it's own territory. Knight of Cups is something special.

-David Fincher is just the best example of a technically air tight film constructor. Never seen something from him that wasn't extremely well constructed. Very clinical.

Sometimes the scripts he chooses seem beneath him though.

-George Lucas appeals to me personally, as I identify with him and the themes of his six films (Growing up and letting go vs. failure to do so. His first three films deal with characters being able to move on, and his last three deal with someone who can't, and who is consumed by his fear instead of overcoming it.)

He is a technically poor/uneven filmmaker, but he is like Grant Morrison for me, where his concepts excite me so much that the execution is of secondary concern. If that makes any sense.

And yes, I am aware that these men are "entry level", not euro, etc.

But unlike other boards, I would expect this place to nonetheless respect that the people i've listed have made great films (before you shout about Lucas, watch THX 1138), no matter how popular they are.

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>It's almost like negativity goes uncontested more than positivity online.

I'm sure that's true

With directors I have a hard time listing favorites. I like so many of them that I don't know when to end the list and I'm bound to forget a few

The directors that I dislike are few in number so they stand out more




Snyder is anything but shallow. He's one of the most faithful directors to the "show, don't tell" rule I've ever seen. One thing he never resorts to is spoon-feeding the audience. He makes them actually think and engage in actively watching his films, as opposed to passively watching, like with most capeshit. The way he illustrates practically every frame with a smorgasbord of unique color suited to the mood of the film and imagery that's poignantly and tightly connected to the narrative at hand is second to none. It's a stimulus of which is absolutely unparalleled in modern cinema. I have yet to see anyone actually replicate his distinct style.

>2 hours of talking

>implying that's not every movie ever


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I'm pretty happy to find this video feature on Bill Morrison. It only has 245 views! I'd never seen an interview with him, much less an exploration of his background and his work.



whoa, Decasia was intended for 3 screens at once


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No man before or since has ever understood the strengths of film to his level, and the way that popular film ought to be made.

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