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Does anyone know where I can watch La nuit fantastique? It isn't on thepiratebay and I really want to see it.
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Public links are just faster I guess. I've posted some material from KG but I don't always have time to upload.




I have a seedbox and I am a kinosseur who reseeds, can you fine gentlemen point me in the direction of a KG invite?


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Any one have this????



nice try, anon



ouch. This is the kino version of /Ihaveaboyfriend/

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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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Took awhile to get this to come out decent


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I haven't seen that since it was released. The video quality is pretty good for a long clip with lots of action.


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This thread should serve the purpose of the sharing and discussing of new and upcoming films. I'll start with the film November.

>In a Medieval Estonian village, a group of peasants use magic and folk remedies to survive the winter, and a young woman tries to get a young man to love her.

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What's the deal with these Joan of Arc movies? The last one was a rock musical or something, now this looks like some kid yelling at everybody. I'm skeptical.


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Werner Herzog - Family Romance LLC




Girl power and the overall shallow depth of our current culture.



Why do you post Herzog when that hack didn't make good feature film for like 30 years? Just because some stupid youtube channel and probably dozens of "critics" say he's "auteur" doesn't make him one.

Moreover, it feels like some shitty student project. muh japan anyway



This is an utter contrarian post

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Can we get some discussion and recommendations of the wonderful kind of weirdness that only Asia can provide?

All genres welcome. Please melt my face!

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Yes I was trying to think of other people who were able to profit from grotesque crimes. I thought it might even be illegal in the US, found this wiki entry


Also I thought it was very Japanese when this sadistic lunatic talked about how he likes cute Disney stories, then he fell asleep holding a stuffed animal.



Does anyone have the image of the girl that gets fucked by a butterfly and ends up becoming an elephant with tentacles?



was that live-action or anime?



I'm very thankful towards you for showing me this show.


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Possible candidate for Weird Asia : The Seventh Curse (1986)

It is a fantasy adventure horror about a cop, witchcraft, and a jungle tribe. It may be a little crappy but at least you get to watch Chow Yun Fat and Maggie Cheung.

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Shots/stills you like thread.

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Really, why didn't you like it?



Anyone know where's the third one from? It looks incredibly greek-ish.


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> It looks incredibly greek-ish.

I think you're right


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thanks, mate


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Looking for films with an archaic or medieval kind of setting. Any recs?

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Skanderbeg (1953) directed by Sergei Yutkevich | IMDb 8.1

<This is the true story of the National Hero of Albanians, George Kastrioti Scanderbeg, from his birth to his death. 1405-1468. Based mainly upon the monk writer Marin Barleti, the movie starts off with how the boy Scanderbeg was taken hostage by the ottoman turks and trained from them until he became one of the most outstanding warriors of the Ottoman Empire, then later returned home to his country to organized the oppressed Albanians into a fierce and heroic resistance for over 30 years. After converting from Islam to Christianity (the religion of ancestors) he managed to keep the greatest empire on earth at the time from invading Albania. His story is an inspiration to generations of Albanians, wherever they lived.

<Filmed in Magicolor, it pays tribute to the great Balkan warrior of the fifteenth century who saved Albania from Turkish oppression. A collaboration of the Mosfilm Studios and New Albania Productions, this whopping Artkino release holds almost overwhelming grandeur and a human drama that tells the story of the greatest Albanian Hero of all times.

The longer Albanian cut is on youtube with English subtitles. Search "Скандербег" on Rutracker for better image quality without subs.





Hell yeah my dude. 12 oz. is one of the best cartoons i've seen.

Here in latin america they translated the name of the show to "Sponge mouse". I don't know why.




Well, slovaks openly colaborated with hitlerists who wanted to enslave and exterminate them because, among other things, masaryk dared to take land from ones that had more land than they would ever need and gave it to those who had nothing ~70,000. Interesting thing is that coordinators were clerics, papalists and catholic church in general which btw wasn't even remotly as hit as the huge landowners.

Slovaks are weird.


The usual ones, Andrei Rublev, The Canterbury Tales, Jungfrukällan, Black Death, Det sjunde inseglet, Alexander Nevsky and Otakar Vávra made few films about Hussites.


Maybe watch The Unbearable Lightness of Being, haven't seen it myself, but it deals with pre/after Prague Spring Czechoslovakia.

The film portrays Czechoslovak artistic and intellectual life during the Prague Spring, and the effect on the main characters of the communist repression that resulted from the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.


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Two of the most influential ancient civilizations were Greece and Rome, and they are frequently depicted in films.

I've seen a lot of films about Rome but not as many about Greece. And I've seen even fewer Greek films about ancient Greece. What's worth seeing besides Iphigenia? I'd think Greeks would have a better perspective on their own history and culture, even though other countries have made more movies about it.

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Old one is too long already, and 3 years old >>6630

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

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>Can't say the film is not racist

How? It didn't set out to paint them as monkeys and it didn't make them out to be angels it merely documented reality, as you said yourself.


Grave Encounters was shit and those that insist that it was better than '18s Haunted Asylum have shit opinions.

Usually spoilers don't bother me, I can still appreciate the film/series but damn am I glad no one spoiled Rats Notte di Terrore. I've never burst out laughing that hard at a reveal/twist.


I watched Ménilmontant. The lead was fantastic. There was a really moving scene where an old man gives her some bread, that was great. The one thing that confused me was the stuff I read about it being impressionistic, other than the double exposure stuff it seemed a lot more realistic, with close ups and very intimate shots of interactions, touching, dirt etc.

Anyway I also watched Sherlock Jr, with Buster Keaton, and it was great. The 'chase' scene is fantastic but so many of the other shots are amazing too. There were some downsides though maybe it wasn't as funny as his other works, only the running gag about him not recognising Watson made me laugh. The plot was sorta weak and the pacing during the film within a film was meh. But in terms of technique it's one of the best I've seen in a while.


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Great picks. I love both of those.


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Hakuchi (1951)

Based on the book by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

This film transposes the original story into the post war Japan. As such, it portrays the the japanese relationships in family; marriage; and tradition.

It also deals with a great deal of more "essential" topics if you will, such as: love; honesty; the morality...

Always since i started watching carefully and with attention the cinema of Kurosawa, i've repeated to myself that he is an artist, at the core, interested in Morality. The same applies to this film.

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

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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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Phil S. Solomon - Rehearsals for Retirement (2007)

<Part of “In Memoriam, [a] body of work comprising several videos[,] shot entirely within the virtual world of the Grand Theft Auto video game. Solomon transformed Liberty City, the ersatz metropolis based on New York City in which the game is set, into a reflective space of stillness: devoid of players, full of melancholy, nostalgia, loss, grief, and instances of compelling poetic beauty. This work was created in response to the passing of Solomon’s lifelong friend, Mark LaPore, at the age of 53, on September 11, 2005.”



I don't know what to say other than thank you, things like this are the only reason I still come to this site.

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I'll be dumping stuff from old archives, feel free to join.
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>Org (1979)

I was hoping to have a better version of that by now. I remember a trailer posted here for the stellar new restoration. The old version looked like crap - did it even have subtitles?

And what do people see in Muriel. It's my lowest ranked Resnais so far. I wasn't feeling it.





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Dice roll doesn't work with the email field.

Instead there's a bulky dice interface. But it is hidden by default.

To unhide go to Options > Theme > Yotsuba B






>he tried to simply tell a story

He lost when he took away the absurdity, the lack of reason, the internal life. Also, I think, his later works can be reduced, parts can be cut, it's not wholesome, something can miss and it's still the same.

Now, if I compare him to Max Ernst, whose works are true surrealism, who consciously unconsciously were escaping explanations, displaying pure and wholesome, unreducible humanity, compared to him his only true surrealistic act is only the first and partly the second one.

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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 found another uniquely-focused film database:

Paintings in Movies


It could use some more submissions


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Films in Films started as a game and became a personal obsession. Now it is a project, to collect as many in-film references as possible.

Here you will find screenshots of film scenes featuring:

cinema marquees

cinema screens


VHS/DVD/BD covers

TV screens

any other title references


Pedantic archivist of books in films and TV shows


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This interesting new article about Raoul Ruiz by Adrian Martin explores some of the films that resulted from the director's occasional workshops with film students. After reading you should get interested in watching La Telenovela Errante if you haven't yet.


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Post 'em if you got 'em

But maybe not the same Star Wars images that always show up
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Letting aside some mainstream shit, this is the best thread of the board.


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Charles Bronson and his wife Jill Ireland, 1971



Damn, mirin


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BakshiStudio. New York, Early 70s.


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On the Silver Globe test photos

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>Things don't affect people the way they used to. I mean it may very well be that 10 years from now people will pay $10,000 in cash to be castrated just in order to be affected by something

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Yeah Andre has some annoying traits, particularly his hippie-dippie quest for "meaning" and the significance he puts on those events. I think these stories reveal a lack of personal grounding. The neurotic self-reflection, perpetual jetsetting, and fashionable namedropping all indicate the amount of leisure time afforded by his upper class status. A poorer man like Wally (necessarily) has a completely different philosophy toward life.

Nonetheless, all of Andre's characteristics make him an interesting person. He has no shortage of brilliant insights along the way.



I wonder what the point of it was since it's half the movie and he insufferably prattles on about it and maybe there was a point inside it until that itself was the point.

Andre is too high on spirit and will drive himself to insanity and obscurity because he has no ground to stand on and will become a lost delusional stagnant e.g. the hippies who never grew up and leftist boomers entrenched in pop esoterics. Also is this just another fad of his, does he really care about the serious topics he touched on or is it just a grand drama to him.

As for Wally he's weighted in material and cares for little beyond it, constantly worrying about money has sullied his spirit and now he clings to small and trite pleasures because he's been dejected so many times and lowered his expectations to a chemical stimuli level, practically no better than the stereotypical consumerist goy who's life is fine if he gets his pleasure. Never wondering about the benevolent spirit realm that can be reach in the material world.



I wasn't sure where the story was going either, or why Wally had no real reaction to any of it (until much later). After sitting silently through 15 minutes of lunacy, his only response was something like "Gahhd, what else happened?" before going silent for another 15 minutes. That part felt like a monologue more than a conversation.



Being polite and waiting for his turn to talk?


I noticed Andre can barely go 10 minutes without making some kind of Nazi reference. He mentions communism too, but only to scoff at a priest who badmouthed it. Typical attitude of his ilk, yet it annoys me every time. I'm not someone who thinks Hitler dindu nuffin, but if a person is obsessed with the big bad Nazis while giving a pass to commies (w/ a much higher body count), I can't take their views on the matter seriously.

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ITT: Post your absolute least favorite directors.

I want to punch these motherfuckers right in the face.
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So why don't you?




>believing his lying roastie wife



13 Hours was actually a solid action flick.



Kill yourself immediately, there is no time to waste!



>still believing Trashkovsky is any good

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How about top 10 actresses from films before 1980? I got a thing for Swede blondes but I did include a few black haired beauties. It all started when I was talking with a friend about how much more brautiful women were casted to bring works to life and capture our hearts and really make them classics. But after googling some women I remember fondly I found them to be pretty rat faced and disgusting. Also bonus points are seeing them at 80-90 years old and how sometimes beauty never fades or how plastic surgery and drugs really affects the elite. Anyways heres mine in order.

Bibi anderrson wild strawberries

Brigitte bardot Viva Maria

Claudia cardinale 8 1/2

Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at tiffanys

Ursula andress dr no

Britt ekland get carter

Claudette colbert it happenned one night

Katharine ross the graduate

Inger stevens hang em high

Julie christie Dr Zhivago

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mein negger


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Would like to take boat ride with


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Born in India of mixed parentage, Merle Oberon had an exotic beauty that proved to be her stepping-stone to a successful film career. Her first important role was as Anne Boleyn in the Private Life of Henry VIII in 1933 which starred Charles Laughton; this led to leading roles in films such as The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Dark Angel (a performance that earned her an Oscar nomination), and in 1939 her iconic role as Cathy in Wuthering Heights opposite Laurence Olivier as Heathcliff.

Instrumental to Merle's early career was the famed director Alexander Korda (whom she later married). He had worked in Hollywood during the silent film era but relocated to Britain where he founded London Films in 1932. Recognizing Miss Oberon's potential and the quality of her performance in The Private Life of Henry VIII, Korda not only starred her in films he was involved in but also played a key role in helping her obtain her various roles in Samuel Goldwyn-produced films in Hollywood.

Merle was in London filming one of Korda's films, I, Claudius, when she sat for this mesmerizing portrait by Gerald Brockhurst in the painter's Chelsea studio in February 1937. The film's production was halted the following month ostensibly because Merle was injured in a car accident. However, the gossip of the time held that the real reason the film was scrapped stemmed from intense clashes between Korda and the leading man, Charles Laughton. Luckily, Merle recovered and went on enjoy a busy career until she retired in 1973. Truly, the film world's loss of I, Claudius was more than compensated for by the art world's gain of Merle's portrait by Brockhurst. It became, along with the painter's likenesses of the Duchess of Windsor and Marlene Dietrich, one of Brockhurst's three most famous celebrity portraits. Merle Oberon was exhibited in the 1937 Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition in London, as well as in the 1938 Royal Society of Portrait Painters' Exhibition (according to the label on the reverse of the painting). When Merle purchased her portrait in May 1937 for the substantial sum of £2,000, the news was reported far and wide.


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a nice photo of Myrna Loy, new to me


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Hated OHMSS personally. Pic related is my favorite Bond girl.

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ITT: GOAT Documentaries
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Anything by Adam Curtis.

Mainly hyper normalization it's a fuckin trip.



Did he have one where he talked about Propaganda and the Formation of Men's Attitudes? I haven't seen too many of his earlier projects, but I remember the editing wasn't as slick back then.


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I got the two books confused. Curtis discussed Bernays' Propaganda in The Century of the Self.


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>freak show documentaries

Yeah, try Little Lady Fauntleroy about a child prodigy antiques expert that looks like Harpo Marx and wanted to be Prime Minster but ended up getting a sex change. The rest of hisher family is weird too.


(The only video I could find, the stream may not work with every browser.)


Surprised noone has mentioned Dead Souls yet, it's pretty damn great

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