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a·pha·sia n. Partial or total loss of the ability to articulate ideas or comprehend spoken or written language.
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I've wanted to create a film journal here for quite a while, but I'm far too much of a perfectionist and I rarely
have the desire to do full write-ups of the films I watch or explain my point of view in a detailed fashion. The
solution? Create a film journal that relies entirely on screencaps, short film clips that sum up my experience
watching said films and the occasional animated PNG. I may, every now and then, write a few words about
films I have a strong reaction to one way or another, but for the most part, these initial limitations will
remain. Oh, and hopefully this will keep me from spamming the Random Screenshot Thread.
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Juroku-sai no senso | Funeral Parade of Roses | Sto dney posle detstva | The Red Light Bandit
5 Centimeters Per Second | Touha | Rampo Noir (Mirror Hell) | Crimes of Passion | Morgiana
Man of the West | The Famous and the Dead | Red Rock West | Day of the Outlaw | The Sea That Thinks
Alambrista! | Nothing But a Man | Issa Valley | A Tale of Africa | The Fifth Cord | Mute Witness
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Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:26 pm
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I guess I'll follow...as long as it's shitty.

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Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:29 pm
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I'm glad you are embracing your shittiness :D


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One from the Heart
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Dat lighting

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Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:33 pm
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not random screenshot thread


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not random screenshot thread


Is, though

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Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:34 pm
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I believe if I were to create such a shitty film journal, it would be much like this shitty film journal - lack of words, shitty, detailed - thus, I'm eagerly awaiting this total piece of shit creation.

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Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:36 pm
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Let's make a list of those epic sound stage set films that always flop really hard, like Playtime and Babe: Pig in the City. There's three, anyway. And that upcoming Russian film which sounds incredible. Oh, Querelle.

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I believe if I were to create such a shitty film journal, it would be much like this shitty film journal - lack of words, shitty, detailed

Yeah me too.

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Let's make a list of those epic sound stage set films that always flop really hard, like Playtime and Babe: Pig in the City. There's three, anyway. And that upcoming Russian film which sounds incredible. Oh, Querelle.


That Dick Tracy thing Ribbon posted caps from still looks halfway decent. I barely remember anything about it.

Parts of Szulkin's films look as if they were filmed on a sound stage, even if they weren't. The lighting's similar.

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So pretty! As long as they're all as shitty as this, I'll be "reading."

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Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:44 pm
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All pretty, no bang.


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Il se peut que la beauté ait renforcé notre résolution - Masao Adachi
(Philippe Grandrieux, 2011)




Throughout the first half of this unusual documentary, Grandrieux gives us what seems like a glimpse into Adachi's
inner thoughts by combining Adachi's hushed, introspective narration with his (Grandrieux's) trademark soft focus
shaky cam. It's hypnotic, which is part of what makes the second half of the film, which delves more into
Adachi's political life and relies more on talking heads and footage of his most well known films, so
disappointing by comparison.


I said occasional short write-ups. Hopefully this doesn't become a frequent occurrence. That'd be slightly less shitty.

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One From the Heart is soooo love.

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Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:22 pm
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sup

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Ohey

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y u no mizoguchi

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y u no mizoguchi


Feel free to recommend visually impressive things, sir. And other sirs and madams.

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Musicals!

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Feel free to recommend visually impressive things, sir. And other sirs and madams.


Um... well, Utamaro and His Five Women is pretty visually impressive, but mostly when speaking of Mizoguchi's mise-en-scene, not necessarily in regards to lighting.

Really, just watch Train of Shadows. Shit's mad good, yo. And a visual treat.

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Lots of shits in this thread.

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Lots of shits in this thread.

And yet, none given.

hahahaha

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Dang, that Coppola looks gorgeous.

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Musicals!


They're actually a huge hole for me right now. I haven't even seen Singin' in the Rain... so maybe you'll see a few.

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Really, just watch Train of Shadows. Shit's mad good, yo. And a visual treat.


I've been putting off Guerin for a while, and starting with that makes sense. SO OKAY.

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Shit just got real.


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Swan Lake: The Zone
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Distinctly Soviet -- the color, the slow tracking shots and just... despair. Did not enjoy this
one a whole lot, though. Maybe I should have gone for Parajanov's first.

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maan

thread's good on the old eyes

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thread's good on the old eyes

Yeah.

How are your old eyes, anyway?

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Yeah.

How are your old eyes, anyway?

I managed to stop them from painfully ripping in the morning (thank God), but lately they've been really burning each morning, which goes away after an hour or so. I can't not use the gel at night and the drops upon waking, or ouch.

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That sounds brutal.

I hope your eyes get through it okay. You need them to see things.

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That sounds brutal.

I hope your eyes get through it okay.

The ripping was like a bit of razor caught in one's eye that cannot come out. Fun.

It's dry eye syndrome so it ain't going away. Eh, it's manageable. Now.

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Yeah eyes are cool like that.

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I managed to stop them from painfully ripping in the morning (thank God), but lately they've been really burning each morning, which goes away after an hour or so. I can't not use the gel at night and the drops upon waking, or ouch.

That's not good. :(

Is the burning affected by frequency of use or straining, or is it the same every morning regardless?

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That's not good. :(

Is the burning affected by frequency of use or straining, or is it the same every morning regardless?

Every morning.

Anyway shh, wrong thread for this.

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Anyway shh, wrong thread for this.

Yeah.

TRIP'S PAINFUL ODYSSEYES

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Voices Through Time
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One of the best non-narrative films I've ever seen. Makes Piavoli's own Nostos look like
a warm-up and Malick's Tree of Life seem inefficient.

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oooh

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<Insert ten more pages of hyperbole>

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My kind of thread, sporadic use of words (you have no excuse though :P) and shitty screenshots.

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My kind of thread, sporadic use of words (you have no excuse though :P) and shitty screenshots.


There's always an excuse.

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Pavioli is God!

A good visual film from Columbia would be The Winds Journey:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1426374/

It's sort of an existential road trip about an old man who wants to return an accordion to his master. Filled with gorgeous exterior shots that take up most of the movie, little dialogue and lots of music. A real treat and one of the best I've seen all year. Definitely a must.

Seijun Suzuki's Yumeji is also fantastic visually although a little on the experimental side. The other two films in that trilogy are also pretty fantastic.

Overall I suggest The Winds Journey first.


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Pavioli is God!


I have a few other Piavolis already. Which ones have you seen?

alobar wrote:
A good visual film from Columbia would be The Winds Journey:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1426374/

It's sort of an existential road trip about an old man who wants to return an accordion to his master. Filled with gorgeous exterior shots that take up most of the movie, little dialogue and lots of music. A real treat and one of the best I've seen all year. Definitely a must.


I'll add that to my viewing list.

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Need to see that Piavoli.

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The Man Who Sleeps
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Hypnotic and frequently disturbing, with brilliant editing, great sound design, a near flawless
screenplay, fantastic direction and a weird and wonderful score. I guess that covers it.

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Had that on my hard drive for ages. I spy a Magritte painting in the first cap.

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I'm a big fan of that one. :)


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It's also one of those films you'd probably be best served watching twice -- once for the narration (and the subtitles, if you don't speak French) and once for everything else. I'm not one to re-watch much, but that's one I'll likely revisit eventually.

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Need to see that Piavoli.

Yes, yes you do. And it even has children.

OKAY, TIME TO SLEEP BEFORE I JUST PASS OUT HERE

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I'd probs love that/all these.

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Can you start indexing, Bandy? Provided you don't abandon this soon, this is shaping up to be a great recs thread.


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Can you start indexing, Bandy? Provided you don't abandon this soon, this is shaping up to be a great recs thread.


Done.

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They're actually a huge hole for me right now. I haven't even seen Singin' in the Rain... so maybe you'll see a few.

Bro.

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