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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.

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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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Does anyone here listen to film podcasts? What's good?
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American cinema foundation. Would’ve known that if you gave the podcast a chance



Been marathoning them at work the shows pretty great check out the ones with Paul Cantor


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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.

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Here we go! Submit your favorite /film/s for the 8chan Top 250. We'll use this thread to discuss films that should and should not be included. Generally we want the list to reflect the nature of this board, so let's try to avoid mainstream titles. If you liked a recommendation from an old thread, or if you have a new suggestion to add to the list, now is the time to speak up.



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I'm Czech. Would post from clearnet, but I have no intention of using regular browser (and javascript) ever again.

and I already contributed to both lists, amerimutt

>that's not saying much

But it is.

>they're not on Letterboxd's catalog

name some, just to stir the still waters

Actually I'm against being it on Letterboxd, never used any of these tracking services and pngs are better for both archiving and sharing. And yes, when I looked last time, many films were missing, in comparison with imdb, a lot, considering that imdb misses a lot of films too.

>4chan of movies

They are all reddit-tier.




>Actually I'm against being it on Letterboxd, never used any of these tracking services and pngs are better for both archiving and sharing. And yes, when I looked last time, many films were missing, in comparison with imdb, a lot, considering that imdb misses a lot of films too.

So this whole argument was a waste of time then.



This is the canadian guy talking 4chan-like of other threads, I bet he even is on that shitty Discord channel.



And what are your films? You never answered that part.

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Let's have a thread specifically for longer content.

I don't watch television series since I'd prefer spend that time on, say, 10 completely different films. But I'm open to watching mini-series, a format situated between regular feature films and TV series. (It's just rare that I actually do it.)

Has /film/ seen any good mini-series (or old serials)? What long films have you seen, did you watch them in one day, and were they worth the time?

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i just starting looking for it, has anyone seen this?



All of Dennis Potter's TV work is worth checking out, though I think Singing Detective is his best.


Just finished watching this today. Really stellar acting across the board (though I think John Hurt and Derek Jacobi deserve special mention). It really blows recent TV shows about Machiavellian politics (Game of Thrones, House of Cards US) out of the water.

Such a shame the BBC doesn't release quality television like this and The Singing Detective anymore.


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try these


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>Ken Jacobs - Star Spangled to Death (2004)


I'm all in favor of revealing uncomfortable truths about our society, but this is really enraging. It demands a detailed rebuttal. I don't know if I'm up to the task but first I'll have to force myself to finish watching.

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Excluding new releases, which films do you want to watch but cannot find?

I'm intrigued by Once, an allegorical dialogue-free feature that premiered at Cannes in 1974. The film could be fascinating or boring as hell, but the soundtrack of lo-fi ambient electronics would make it worthwhile to find out.


It's reasonable to assume the film still exists somewhere. Hopefully it becomes publicly available eventually.
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Justing Oakey's Riverhead, it's a 2016 Canadian film and I can't believe there isn't a way to find it.

Oakey collaborated with Norvegian collective Ulver and the soundtrack itself is astounding.

If anyone know where to find it please let me know, it's very important.




Was it ever on Mubi?


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The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell is a lost horror film. It's been said that the film is so graphic and violent that is caused mass hysteria in the theaters where all the viewers were attacking each other in their moment of insanity. Because of hysteria, the film got banned and it was toned down and cut from 3 hours to 78 minutes under the name "Last House on Dead End Street". Rumor has it that the original film still exists in New York's film archives.



Assuming this isn't just a marketing stunt, theoretically where would you need to go to find this movie in New York? There are dozens of archives here.


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> the soundtrack itself is astounding.

yeah it's worth a spin. I wonder why there's no movie


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I'm looking for more of this type, particularly similar in style to those of the films in the images and funeral parade of roses.
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Considering that Vogelbaum is dead, is there any place to download it? I've checked local distributors bot none seem to have it and buying from (((google))) zero-and-ones or from (((amazon))) I am certainly not.


nevermind I guess, totally forgot about monoskop https://monoskop.org/images/8/87/Vogel_Amos_Film_as_a_Subversive_Art.pdf


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I think that pdf is not so good because it comes from html rather than a scan of the pages. It's like reading a 1990s website. While it's better than nothing, it needs an upgrade.

The actual book was surprisingly rare last I checked. Hardcover pretty expensive. It's not the greatest writing in the world, and the descriptions of each film are rather brief. But I'd still like to find a physical copy in good condition. It's a significant exploration of films outside the mainstream.



>not the greatest writing in the world

totally agree

I know why I don't read americans. I was sceptic a lot after discovering he's actually Vogelbaum and New Yorker, but didn't expect it to be sometimes more painful than cringey/funny. Anyway it's interesting to see that in '74 he seemed more than optimistic about collapse of capitalistic regimes

>a significant exploration of films outside the mainstream

it still is

I still can't find any reason whatsoever how could film devolve into video and further into shit.


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Don't tell me you forgot about Themroc?

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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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Shoulder Arms




Apocalypse Now



Stimmekoreas and a few related channels have good DPRK movies and documentaries available on YouTube.





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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.

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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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Stan Brakhage shooting in Pittsburgh, 1975


Letting aside some mainstream shit, this is the best thread of the board.

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

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Interesting. As an outsider I wouldn't have noticed a lot of the things you mentioned. The anti-monarchy bias seems pretty common in those types of films, you almost expect it at this point.

On the topic of censorship, one of the most abrupt changes I've seen from a Czech director was Jaromil Jires. He got in trouble for making Zert which was very critical of the govt. A couple years later he made Bolshevik propaganda with ...a pozdravuji vlastovky.



he's Slovak, oops


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This dignified and stylized film, set in the Middle Ages, follows the exploits of Sir Perceval, a legendary exemplar of knightly chivalry and one of the champions of King Arthur's Round Table. The story is based on the verse tale Perceval ou le Conte del Graal as recounted by the 12th-century French belletrist Chrétien de Troyes. While living with his widowed mother, the young Perceval (Fabrice Luchini) is much impressed by the grandeur of the knights he sees, and he undertakes to become one.



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DeMille gives a positive account of the Crusades with exciting battle scenes for the time. This was 1935 so I wonder when public perception on the Crusades shifted to be more negative, as it was when I first learned of them.

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Welcome to Letterboxd general. Post your Letterboxd profiles, follow others, call them pretentious assholes, and discuss movies.

What's everyone watching today, /lbg/?
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Exactly the type of reply that's to be expected from you. It essentially displays your entire vocabulary.


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Let me know what I should get to next on my watchlist: https://letterboxd.com/cameraman_one/watchlist/

Attached are movies and miniseries I've given a perfect 5/5, although I've weighed cutting one or two out of this group.


Does it use a thumbs up/down system as opposed to 0-5 stars on Letterboxd?


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Yes, ICM lets you fave or dislike what you have watched. If you have no strong feelings, you just click on the checkmark and move on. While there is not much focus rating and reviewing films, the site is more competitive than lbx because you are ranked against all other users for what you have watched.

As for recommendations I see you have some Cagney and Muni gangster movies in your watchlist. So I'll recommend my #1 film from each actor: White Heat (1949) and I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932).


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Right, thank you for the recommendations. As luck so had it, I saw the original ‘’Scarface’’ just yesterday along with the other Howard Hughes classic, ‘’Hell’s Angels’’, and loved every bit of both.

>Yes, ICM lets you fave or dislike what you have watched.

I wish that was a mandatory thing on Letterboxd, actually. The attachment shows how I use the like button to denote what I’d recommend, but use of it like that is pretty much up to the discipline of the user.

>While there is not much focus rating and reviewing films, the site is more competitive than lbx because you are ranked against all other users for what you have watched.

So I’d be ranked in the amount of films logged or by some other metric? That sounds interesting, I ought to give that a try.



On ICM you get ranked for how many films you've watched on Official Lists.


There are 190 official lists, some for the obvious (IMDb Top 250) and others for more interesting exploration (Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films). There are lists by decade, by country, by genre.

You win awards as you get closer to completing a list.

It's handy and kind of fun.

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ITT great soundtracks
I know I've mentioned Drowning with Numbers recently since I watched it recently but damn it's got a hell of a soundtrack.
Have the Akira soundtrack as a bonus:
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I wish CM would stop being a bitch and allow us to upload mp3s/flac. There are still some pieces of music that aren't on streaming sites. The best track from this OST is nowhere to be found.


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Similar to the previous post, groovy tunes from a Jack Nicholson biker movie: Hell's Angels on Wheels


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John Barry's theme for On Her Majesty's Secret Service is a great instrumental.

So great, in fact, it was a placeholder theme for The Incredibles, going by the arrangement that played in the teaser trailer with Bob trying to put his belt on.


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I thought OHMSS was used as the main music for Goldeneye 64, but it's been a while since I played it

I've always liked the Louis Armstrong track from that movie too. I think it was the last music Armstrong recorded. It's probably my favorite song of any Bond movie. Again Barry does an excellent job with delicate orchestration.

I embedded John Barry's title music for Seance on Wet Afternoon. This was one of his first soundtracks, a creepy slow-burning English gem featuring a young-ish Richard Attenborough. Well worth watching.

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I've seen dozens of Japanese films but very few from China. It seems like Chinese films are not as widely known, especially if you don't count Hong Kong.

Anyway, which films do you like from China? Given the size of their country, why isn't their cinema more popular internationally?
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Like i wanted to post because i always sperg out with that, the mainland gommie bureau did a damn chaos in the HK industry with their guidelines and corrective orders (i did like their input on Infernal Affairs) and many talents got away in terror around 1997 or simply didn't want to work in that atmosphere (plenty returned but got trapped)

HK did a lot of stuff, but mainly their medium to low-budget movies, especially the softcore and gore ones (the famous Category III films, or Blue Films) along with cheap comedy romances are what makes the good bulk of that pre-handover number. I mean it's kind of cheating to lump the softcore flicks and made for TV tearjerkers but i guess it counts, but at some points it gave great results: cannibal cop dramas with The Untold Story, gore fu with Riki-Oh, fetish sex fu with pic related and the deep horrors of 2 men kissing and checking their own oil with Happy Together.

I know pirated movies were overly rampant but at least there was a market for everything with the movie tax, but just like South Korea, when someone wants that foreign movie tax out, bad things happen in the local medium. And what's the best way to see how good you are doing than making porn movies with wire flying kung fu masters naked in a forest with a medium orchestra playing on the background. But even if they make 60 a year, it's rare that any of those push the limits like in the 90's.



It's /tv/ we are talking about here, half of them only post to cause controversy.

I remember that tripfag or some other chink mentioning in another thread that Tiger on the Beat had the best chainsaw scene in a movie, i haven't seen it but that director is top notch in terms of fights.

OP implied he had a top 100 made, shame he never went back to post it, at least the names only. We can always ask in the HK board, i think they have one (or was it Taiwan?)


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Tiger on the Beat fight scene


>We can always ask in the HK board, i think they have one

I remember a bunch of HK boards created at one time, but it looks like they didn't last long




because you are a faggot who can't read and doesn't understand anything


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Man, is that really Gordon Liu as a haired chainsaw-wielding loon? I need that movie

>but it looks like they didn't last long

Nevermind, the board i was thinking of was /komica/, which is a taiwanese board of seemingly anime lovers. I thought it was /hkpol/, which is also dusted.

A shame, they must be pretty chastised with the Tiananmenposting.



You're literally canadian, don't embarrass yourself more and leave the thread.

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Surprised there's no Criterion thread yet.

I'm interested to see some of the Fassbinder blurays coming out. I've also got John Ford's My Darling Clementine ready to watch whenever I have time. And I'm happy to see my favorite Todd Haynes movie getting an HD upgrade in the near future.


The last Criterion I saw was the Ray Milland supernatural mystery The Uninvited. As I expected, it was good but not great. It rates about the same as Ministry of Fear, another decent Milland Criterion.
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Keep in mind that all of these images look slightly washed out compared to how they look in MPC with color management on.

MPC never saves images with the color management data...




Also am I insane or does the theatrical cut look a hair less red than the first cut?



>You have a version which, finally, is managed by Malick and not incompetent producers.

Is hard to prefer an "imposed" version of your own art works, even if it looks worse to the eye, tbh.



>MPC never saves images with the color management data.

It's also hard to get MPC to capture subtitles or even anamorphic stretching. But I curious what do you achieve by using Color Management? I never thought to enable it.



Try turning it on and see for yourself. I'm pretty sure it's the way movies are supposed to be watched.

I think having it off is like watching an ungraded RAW image.

I didn't know what it did for years either, mind you.

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Hey /film/ !

In your opinion, what are the best (and worst) genre combinations ?

Say you are searching a large collection of films using genre tags alone....what tags will return the most interesting results ?

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any titles in particular?



I don't see how that is relevant to the discussion. Stalker has visual sci-fi elements, regardless of the canon meaning of the zone and the film.



any more?


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>Combine that found footage with silent film and I'm thrilled.

Rose Hobart!


It must be one of the first examples of "found footage". An exotic film is transformed into a disorienting dream. Supposedly Dali became enraged and violent at a screening of it.

A note of caution: it's not as good as a lot of reviews make is sound. Guy madddin was particularly inspired by Rose Hobart to put on this showcase of wordsmithery:

Joseph Cornell’s Rose Hobart is an enigmatic, mischievous rearrangement of shots culled from George Melford's lush compost heap of tropical jungle-adventure tropes East of Borneo (1931). Perfervidly obsessed with the peculiar deciduous fineness of the movie's lead, actress manqué Hobart, Cornell slices out all obstructive plot from Borneo, and transforms it by the camera obscura of his famously boxed-up brain into a glorious parade of decontextualized portraits of his lissome fixation. By this method, virginal Cornell desired "to release unsuspected floods of music from the gaze of the human countenance in its prison of silver light." The boner quotient is indeed high in this primitive and loving ejaculation from America's most important basement boy. If not actually the very first found-footage film (Chaplin must have reconfigured some actress screen tests for personal use years earlier), Rose Hobart's wondrous brilliance has undeniably inspired thousands of filmmakers to try their hand at this sometimes fecund practice. (Guy Maddin, The Village Voice)



Oh right I remember watching that film. It was boring as hell but the whole Dali thing made up for it, that autist.

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