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What are your favorite giallos? What should I watch, other than Argento and Bava's well known films?

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>will report back when I watch it

...aand I finally did. Some of my random thoughts:

If you like giallo you will like The Editor. It's somewhere between an homage and a giallo itself, so there are a lot of the genre tropes and references that you'd expect. Unlike the Forzani-Cattet neogialli, The Editor has a running thread of humour to keep the film from getting too serious. It's never campy, though. The occasional jokes actually complement the inherent silliness of the giallo plot points.

Pas de la Huerta gets top billing but I think she's a weak link. Her role is small, her makeup is garish, her character is obnoxious.

Most of the other girls are barely-dressed hot blondes. I'm a strong supporter of hot women in film.

I like how The Editor was made in the Middle of Nowhere, Canada.

Oh, one cool element was the post-dubbing of voices, sometimes poorly, just like cheap Italian films. It would have been even better if only the actors in the film-within-a-film were poorly dubbed and every other characters spoke normally.



This is the one with the gardening gloves, right? Funny.

Any comments on The House with the Laughing Windows?



>The House with the Laughing Windows

I have that one downloaded but I still haven't watched it. Have you? It seemed like a good one to choose after you've seen most of the popular titles.


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A wild Hitchcock giallo appears!


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A new article lobs accusations of wrongthink at the giallo genre: misogyny of course, homophobia for negative portrayals of lesbians (as if Italian Catholics take kindly to homewrecking dykes)


I'm generally unsatisfied when horror films are condemned as misogynistic. It strikes me as lazy and simplistic analysis: "The director kills women... because he hates women!" Deeper in the article I think they stumbled upon a better explanation:

Victims must always be enviable: either beautiful and sexy or rich and swellegant, or all of the above, so the average moviegoer can rejoice in their dismemberment with a clear conscience.

This fits into my personal theory that ghoulish horror directors "kill" gorgeous women as revenge for rejecting them earlier in life. Just look at pictures of some of those directors, what decent girl would date such creeps? If true, this is slightly different (and more complex) than boring old misogyny.

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ITT: Movies with epic card games, or other kinds of gambling.

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Some of the standards...


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Altman - California Split

Mamet - House of Games

Melville - Bob le flambeur ... some gambling but it's more of a heist film, remade as The Good Thief in 2002

Mike Hodges - Croupier


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>epic card games

You asked for it :^)

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Let's have a thread dedicated to underrated directors.

I'll start with Teryama. Pastoral: To Die in the Country; Throw away your books, Rally in the streets; and Farewell to the Ark are all masterpieces.
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Juris Podnieks was a Latvian cinematographer-turned-director. He documented the final days of the Soviet Union as it happened, primarily focused on the Baltic states. Podnieks captured the spirit of the time better than anything I've seen. It's a beautiful thing to witness people regain control of their lives.

I posted a clip from Homeland (1990) which is a moving account of Latvian independence. The most memorable aspect of this film is the massive assembly of Latvian choirs singing nationalistic songs that had been banned for 50 years. The documentary skillfully interweaves personal stories of past tragedies and future hopes.

Podnieks died tragically at the age of 41 so he only left us a handful of films.




Jon Jost.



How many have you seen and which ones did you like the most?



Six. My favorites were The Bed You Sleep In, Bell Diamond, and All the Vermeers in New York.



Oh, I've only seen Bell Diamond from Jost. I wasn't sure where it ranked compared to his others. I found the review I posted last fall >>10934

The Bed You Sleep In seems to be the first thing people recommend

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What are some good films about a bunch of distinct personalities clamoring to reach a valuable object? Bonus points if the star is a hard boiled private eye.

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don't forget this one



North by Northwest

I think the 39 Steps (Hitchcock) has a Macguffin also


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Check out The Million Ryo Pot. It's the earliest of three extant films of Sadao Yamanaka starring Denjiro Okochi as a battle-scarred samurai. Okochi is a proto-Mifune, playing tough characters with commanding screen presence.

You can guess the valuable object in this film is the million ryo pot. Ryo is a gold coin.

I just remembered there's a maneki neko (cat figurine) that gets flipped backwards and stays that way for a while. I'm wondering if anyone can explain the significance of doing that? I suppose I should go back to see what happens in the plot before the cat is moved.



treasure of the sierra madre, kind of

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What should I watch.
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann!



Go back to your containment board r/a/pefugee. Thanks for bumping the thread though shit like this and the thread on 2001:Current Year remind me early /film/ was surprisingly terrible until 2016.


I fired up Netflix tonight to see what I could find. It's not my account so the recommendations were tailored toward another person. Seeing nothing of interest in the recommendations, I eventually scrolled to the International section. One of the first choices was A Star Is Born (1976) ... strange, was that made in Canada or something? (Nope!) I continued. Int'l section had stuff like Amelie, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Like Water for Chocolate, Sex and Lucia mixed with documentaries. Finally I settled on 13 Assassins, something I haven't seen yet. Good enough for a night, but I expected to find more new foreign films there.

Netflix seems like a place for popular movies that you haven't bothered to watch yet.


I looked around more. About a third of the new releases are Netflix originals. So the service is morphing into its own "channel" rather than a place to find a wide range of content.



that's not even a good anime rec

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Kino thread

Post em

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wonderful, thank you


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My favorite film from any of the Fascist countries is Beniamino Gigli's Mamma. Very nice operetta film.

>Mamma, son tango Felice!



That seems like a rare one. Did you watch it on youtube or was there something better?



YouTube. The one on YouTube is decent quality imo.


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What movie is this from?



I don't know but it's got the IHF watermark, so it must be on their website somewhere -- https://ihffilm.com/

I looked for a bit but I couldn't find anything that matched. Clearly it's a story of the Nazis/SA before they took power, since the police stop them in the street.

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Could you please suggest films that present psychedelic sequences or are psychedelic in general? Film tier only, no Gaspar Noe bullshit, /tv/ crap.

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Pink Narcissus - it's pretty gay though, be warned.


Invisible Adversaries.


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Kenneth Anger - Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome



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ORG (Fernando Birri, 1968-77)


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every scene has a penis, ass or gay kiss reference. are the writers faggots?



What do you think op, of course he is.

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Has there ever been a film that properly portrays pooping? I'm not trying to shitpost I'm dead serious. On occasion I'll be pooping and think "How would this translate properly into film?" Is there any movie that properly portrays this?

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That would be disgusting.

if you want to see shit used in a different context you can watch The Holy Mountain or Sweet Movie. Also Blue Movie by Alberto Cavallone.


>thread about pooping

>not shitposting

120 Days of Sodom has shitting but I don't remember if any of it is real.



Thank you.

>The Holy Mountain

No I mean like scenes where pooping in a toilet is filmed correctly.


It doesn't need to be.


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> scenes where pooping in a toilet is filmed correctly.

I can't think of many, but I assume there is a scat fetish website somewhere with a long list of pooping scenes from films



Scat websites don't do stuff like that.

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hi does anyone have a copy of Mur Murs (i have the VHSrip but the quality isn't great). i saw it on mubi last year and wanted to watch it again but can't find it anywhere.


I'll try to get it for you this weekend


thank you! if you could also get the english subs with it, that would be wonderful

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There are a lot of great French crime films.

What are your favorites?
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Any particular reason why Marseille is in so many of these French gangster films? Just a seedy town?



I think, just by doing a silly dot connect, that it gets quite the attention due to being a port hub to Corsica and Italy (Corsican mafia) and some arab countries (particularly Libya) a military base, tons of migration funneling there and IIRC, a big red light district



Yeah I see a lot of entries about the mob in Marseille. I thought the city might have improved a bit since these movies were made, but it sounds like there's still a lot of crime and corruption there.


Wikipedia even blames current populism for pushing minorities into crime... I hadn't heard that logic before, but I suppose anti-immigrant populism empowers hardliners on the other side of the issue.


<A global push for populism and anti-immigrant sentiments have led to increased Milieu activity. Minority members of French society are being lured into crime families as a way of "fitting in".


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>"I thought the city might have improved since"

>Port hub to Africa and Sardegnia/Sicilia countrysides

I think it's safe to say, in the current climate, that Marseille is not doing very good these days.

I was going to say that before but i don't like being too inflammatory around here.

>Wikipedia even blames current populism for pushing minorities into crime

Populism is a lot of things depending on the population (and its majority) but in the case of Marseille, i don't know who really is "the minority", if their populism is for or against France and if we talk in "traditional" definitions, are foreigners the majority of criminals because of populist/anti-immigrant sentiments or said sentiments are being distilled because foreigners are the majority of criminals?

These days some stuff happening makes definitions and words change way too fast



Well I haven't heard anything particularly bad about Marseille lately, unlike Calais or Cologne or London. So I wasn't sure what to think about it.

As for the wiki page, I'm sure they are blaming National Front supporters for a bad kind of populism that leads to a negative reaction in others. Their hypothesis is probably true to a degree. At the same time, bashing euro populism is more about being politically fashionable than identifying root causes. In this case I think it's being used to blame-shift for the actions of criminals themselves -- and also the actions of political elites whose policies created many of the societal problems in the first place.

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How do I get into watching cinema (without film school)? It seems really hard to get into and understand. Recently I have been watching some films by Refn, P.T.A, Harmony Korine, Kubrick etc. I am well aware this is not the lofty heights of cinema but it has at least cracked open the door for me in wanting to see films with a more artistic bent. However whenever I try and look for more stuff to watch, the recommendations are the same A24 releases that I don't really care for. I tried to find one of those "must watch" lists also and it was basically just a bunch of pop culture meme movies like "The Goonies" and "Ghostbusters" that everyone and their grandma has seen.

So, how do I do it? How does somebody get into truly appreciating film? Pic related is probably the closest thing i've seen to "real cinema" and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Also looking for some starter recommendations of what I should watch first. Also I know >spoonfeeding but I figured you guys wouldn't mind considering this isn't a huge board.

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The classic mubi list

Did someone named Kenji post on 4chan long ago?




Does that film have anything going for it other than the length?



I don't know I haven't seen it. But it seems out of place on that list. Does it really belong in the Top 50?

I've seen many more people raving about Dekalog than Shoah, so I'd say watch that instead.


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>Does it really belong in the Top 50?

I'd say no, but it's not as easy as it seems to make a top 50 list of entry level films. I found this chart from an old thread.

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Does anyone know where I can find a subbed torrent for Hard to be a God? I've given up trying to find a way to watch it legally
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cool thanks man that worked



it's on Demonoid too a 2Gb .AVI file with english subtitles included


I got the 18gb on rutracker and the best subs from http://www.solidfiles.com/d/0060afa50a/



magnet link, the best I found in reasonable size

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What are Hong Sang-Soo's best films. I thought Night and Day was meh, but I liked Hill of Freedom.



Give it a try to:

>Turning Gate

(or if you want something more actual)

>Right Now, Wrong Then


In my opinion, Tale of Cinema.

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