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i feel like i should introduce myself
hi, my name is brian but i think theres already a bryan (ugh the worst) so stick w/ rad (i dont think first names are really a thing here but i know some of yours so it feels rude not to introduce myself)
i like movies but i haven't seen all that many yet!! i'm still a movie baby!!
i dont write enough but maybe that will change. it will change. i'll write.

enough about me already
log of what i've seen in 2013 so far in next post, first real entry when i watch another movie

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:14 am
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here are things ive watched in 2013. hope i got them all down.:
001. 01/01 - Swimmer (2012)
002. 01/02 - Ocean's Twelve (2004)*
003. 01/04 - The Imposter (2012)
004. 01/05 - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)*
005. 01/07 - Seven Psychopaths (2012)
006. 01/09 - Barbara (2012)
007. 01/11 - Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
008. 01/11 - The Paperboy (2012)
009. 01/12 - Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
010. 01/13 - Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
011. 01/14 - Killing Them Softly (2012)
012. 01/14 - Dredd (2012)*
013. 01/15 - Not Fade Away (2012)
014. 01/15 - The Game (1997)*
015. 01/19 - Putney Swope (1969)*
016. 01/20 - Detention (2011)
017. 01/20 - Until The Light Takes Us (2008)
018. 01/21 - The Three Musketeers (2011)
019. 01/22 - Pleasures of the Flesh (1965)
020. 01/26 - The Turin Horse (2011)
021. 01/26 - Magic Mike (2012)*
022. 01/28 - Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
023. 02/02 - Millenium Mambo (2001)
024. 02/09 - Solaris (2002)
025. 02/10 - Tokyo Drifter (1966)*
026. 02/10 - Pale Flower (1964)
027. 02/12 - Traffic (2000)*
028. 02/15 - Cruel Story of Youth (1960)
029. 02/18 - Youth of the Beast (1963)
030. 02/21 - The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
031. 02/22 - The Girlfriend Experience (2009)
032. 02/27 - Sunny (2011)
033. 02/28 - The French Connection (1971)*
034. 02/28 - Man With A Movie Camera (1929)
035. 02/28 - Pather Panchali (1955)
036. 02/28 - Schizopolis (1996)
037. 03/01 - The Informant! (2009)*
038. 03/03 - House of Bamboo (1955)
039. 03/04 - Side Effects (2013)
040. 03/06 - The Yards (1999)
041. 03/11 - Che Part One: The Argentine (2008)
042. 03/11 - Che Part Two: Guerilla (2008)
043. 03/11 - Side by Side (2012)
044. 03/11 - Gray's Anatomy (1996)
045. 03/12 - Mary & Max (2009)
046. 03/13 - It's Such A Beautiful Day (2012)*
047. 03/20 - Heat (1995)*
048. 03/22 - Stalker (1979)*
049. 03/23 - Contagion (2009)
050. 03/25 - Drive (2011)*
051. 03/25 - Inception (2010)*
052. 03/25 - The Social Network (2010)*
053. 03/26 - Spring Breakers (2012)
054. 03/26 - Attack The Block (2011)*
055. 03/28 - Ikiru (1952)
056. 03/29 - The Prestige (2006)*
057. 03/29 - Blue Valentine (2011)*
058. 03/30 - Skyfall (2012)*

* = rewatch, some might not be marked, this thread is sloppy already

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:15 am
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[reserved seating]

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:15 am
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Cool.

(Hopefully I don't fuck up a reserved post.)


Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:21 am
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i think we're fine

we need to watch a movie though

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:23 am
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I'll follow along. just arrived myself not too long ago.

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I like the banner just fine!

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:30 am
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I'm popular and hence my demands are popular. I like the banner as well and am glad you decided to go ahead with this. That's a pretty good watch list and am looking forward to all the writing!! I have expectations!

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:33 am
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I like the banner just fine!

it could be better!! i dont know how to make things look cool but i can add text!

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:36 am
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I'm popular and hence my demands are popular. I like the banner as well and am glad you decided to go ahead with this. That's a pretty good watch list and am looking forward to all the writing!! I have expectations!

oh jeez what have i gotten myself into

also i think im abusing exclamation points at this... point
been awake too long, think i can squeeze another movie in though

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:39 am
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don't change the banner!!!


Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:43 am
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don't change the banner!!!

i was only planning on improving but maybe its fine

who is the graphic design expert here someone give me some pointers or a non-arial font to use or tell me its ok so i can stop obsessing over it

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:46 am
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Eagerly anticipating this.

I like the banner, as well.

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:14 am
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Eagerly anticipating this.

lets temper expectations here

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I like you, rad. I don't know who you are or where you came from, though.

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You finally have an avatar.

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rad's avatar is kickin' rad.

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I like you, rad. I don't know who you are or where you came from, though.

meliorism linked me here a couple times a while back, i think one thread was A to Z of Film Noir and the other was 88 Takes, and it seemed to insular and intimidating to actually post here but I would pop in from time to time to cruise for recommendations or discussion that wasn't totally over my head. it wasn't until i recently asked about the appeal of PWSA that i decided to stick around.

i think thats my story of how i got here, here

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You finally have an avatar.

i did before @_@ and then one before that and
this is the best one yet though

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rad's avatar is kickin' rad.

yesss


thing about a movie relatively soon, i am out of practice and struggling with this

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:36 pm
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It seemed only fitting after charulata told me to make this thread to jump into one of the bigger blind spots I have:

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2/28 | Pather Panchali | Satyajit Ray | 1955 | 119 min [stealing ur bar thing wigs]
No place to start like the beginning. I find it really hard to believe this was made by "amateurs" nearly entirely. If I'm not mistaken, this was made before even Ravi Shankar had become well known in India. As a debut feature, and as my first exposure to Satyajit Ray, Pather Panchali has left quite the mark. Ray has incredible control over the rhythm of his film already, allowing little moments to take center stage as they build the world around Apu, Durga and their family. It all flows together so naturally, the fleeting moments of joy, the crushing lows, the constant hardships. All are pieces in Ray's tapestry of rural life.

At the heart of the film is a group of wonderful performances, particularly from Karuna Banerjee as Sarbajaya, the matriarch. I'm a total momma's boy, and the burdens Karuna carries on her face and in her body throughout the movie is absolutely heartbreaking to me. Along with Uma Dasgupta as Durga, the two untrained actresses are often tasked with shouldering the emotional weight of the film. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Chunibala Devi, who has unique physicality and features that lend so much to her role of Indir. Afflicted with a hunched back and frequently gumming at fruit, she embodies the useless elderly in another cornerstone performance.

The narrative is marked by a number of tragedies, big and small, but Pather Panchali is never defeatist or miserablist. There are offsetting forces in the universe, with deaths occurring simultaneously as life is celebrated. Ray celebrates the cyclical aspect of nature, the growth that comes with pain, the rebuilding to offset loss. It's remarkable how effortless it all seems, the lives of one family all running together, as they end and begin anew. Ray uses cause and effect, simple or abstract, to strengthen his vision of a singular human bond. As Durga and Apu see a new world in a fleeting glimpse of a train, a life comes to an end in the rural village. Pather Panchali has an elegant, flowing poetry that drives it, keeping the compassionate heart intact through the dourest of events.

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Great first choice, Wig Jr.


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gosh rad, I already really liked you even before this. Let's take this slow, shall we :D?

More srsly, am so delighted that you decided to delve into Ray and am totally with you on Chunibala Devi's awesomeness and on the film being not miserablist etc. Hopefully you plan on continuing with Ray. The Apu trilogy isn't even close to being my favorite work from him :O!

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:12 pm
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[stealing ur bar thing wigs]


i stole them from a guy named zach stacy who stole them from somewhere else and so on, cheers to whoever steals 'em from you! :up:


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gosh rad, I already really liked you even before this. Let's take this slow, shall we :D?

More srsly, am so delighted that you decided to delve into Ray and am totally with you on Chunibala Devi's awesomeness and on the film being not miserablist etc. Hopefully you plan on continuing with Ray. The Apu trilogy isn't even close to being my favorite work from him :O!

Cant wait to check out more then. I'm definitely going to watch the rest of the Apu Trilogy then Charulata and then just kinda wing it from there. I think I have a handful of Ray I grabbed during the KG freeleech I need to sort through. What would you give your highest recommendations to?

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Great first choice, Wig Jr.

sometimes i read wigs posts about sleeping through movies and wonder if i will end up being that guy in 10 years
doesn't seem all that bad, although i do wonder what he had to do to land wifewam... she seems too good for him

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i stole them from a guy named zach stacy who stole them from somewhere else and so on, cheers to whoever steals 'em from you! :up:

glad im keeping time honored traditions alive

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Cant wait to check out more then. I'm definitely going to watch the rest of the Apu Trilogy then Charulata and then just kinda wing it from there. I think I have a handful of Ray I grabbed during the KG freeleech I need to sort through. What would you give your highest recommendations to?

Well, my username gives things away :P But y, other than Charulata (Ray's best film)... Mahanagar, Devi. Jalsaghar, Goopy Gyne. Ghare Baire. Pratidwandi, Days and Nights in the Forest... all have my highest recommendation and I could easily come up with 5 more at least :O

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charulata wrote:
Jalsaghar


My favorite, but I need to see more Ray.

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2/28 | Schizopolis | Steven Soderbergh | 1996 | 96 min
i dunno what to say. dug it. interesting how there's some genre experimentation type stuff here that has resurfaced greatly in his work recently. the way he experiments with language and communication here is a lot of fun. definitely something i want to come back to in a few months and see how it plays on a second viewing.

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I might watch Pather Panchali tonight. Kinda in the mood for some Ray.

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The wheat field/train scene is so sumptuous, my god.

Schizopolis is curious.

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Love Schizopolis.

Need to see more Ray, still only seen The Music Room.


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i think one thread was A to Z of Film Noir and the other was 88 Takes

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I like the thread so far.

I guess I should watch more Ray, since Devi is all I've seen. I liked that well enough, though it didn't wow me.

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I like the thread so far.

I guess I should watch more Ray, since Devi is all I've seen. I liked that well enough, though it didn't wow me.


That one's the worst of the Ray I've seen, though still really good. Watch Three Daughters, or The Music Room. I think you'll take to those more.

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Hullo and welcome.

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Hullo and welcome.

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The wheat field/train scene is so sumptuous, my god.

no kidding, it's absolutely arresting/gorgeous

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sometimes i read wigs posts about sleeping through movies and wonder if i will end up being that guy in 10 years
doesn't seem all that bad, although i do wonder what he had to do to land wifewam... she seems too good for him

Yes, I can tell you with absolute uncertainty that she's too good for him, and that she hates him for everything he is.


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:lol:


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3/1 | The Informant! | Steven Soderbergh | 2009 | 108 min | *REWATCH*
still love this movie, even if i wish it was prettier.

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Guess we're both on a bit of a Soderbergh kick, ey? I watched sex, lies, and videotape and Solaris earlier this week. PLEASE DON'T RETIRE STEVE!


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after totally falling for haywire and magic mike i realized there was a large chunk (like, half) of his catalog i hadn't seen. and then watching those makes me want to go back and watch the ones i have seen again. i think traffic is the only sodie i've seen that i don't care for.

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right before Traffic came out Sodie was my favorite director and after I don't think I really liked him again until Che

Informant seems like a throwaway but it's so much fun


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right before Traffic came out Sodie was my favorite director and after I don't think I really liked him again until Che

Informant seems like a throwaway but it's so much fun

but those ocean's movies!!

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speaking of soderbergh, trip were you still looking for k street? i have the series downloaded now, i could probably zip+split em and put it on mediafire. or some other file locker if any one is better.

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speaking of soderbergh, trip were you still looking for k street? i have the series downloaded now, i could probably zip+split em and put it on mediafire. or some other file locker if any one is better.

omg could you? I'd be really grateful!
It's the last non-doco I need to see from him.

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i'll put the first few up tonight and have the rest done by the end of the weekend
you'll need something like winrar or 7zip for the files

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I have both :)
Thanks man.

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It's the last non-doco I need to see from him.


are you gonna/have you watch/ed 9021LIVE?


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