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Post by Epistemophobia » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:12 pm

We can have a little film discussion in here.

I haven't found the time to watch anything in the last few days, unfortunately. I do have the Twin Peaks theme music constantly circling in my head, though.
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Re: Recently seen.

Post by Wolfy » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:13 pm

I've been playing the Fargo opening theme once an hour for the past few days.
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Re: Recently seen.

Post by Von Samuel » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:14 pm

Band of Outsiders has been really growing on me since I've seen it, and if I made a list of favorite films, Stalker would probably be in my top 5. It's devastating.
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Post by Captain Oats » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:14 pm

I watched Eyes Without a Face, Evangelion 1.0 and Evangelion 2.0 on Monday. I am fond of all three, particularly the first.
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Post by Epistemophobia » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:16 pm

Von Samuel wrote:Band of Outsiders has been really growing on me since I've seen it, and if I made a list of favorite films, Stalker would probably be in my top 5. It's devastating.
Stalker has been near the top for me for, I think, over 3 years now. It is more of a feeling than it is a film.
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Post by Von Samuel » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:17 pm

What did you think of Eyes Without a Face?
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Post by Von Samuel » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:18 pm

Epistemophobia wrote: Stalker has been near the top for me for, I think, over 3 years now. It is more of a feeling than it is a film.
Exactly, I've been talking rouge up on it since I've seen it, and I keep finding myself referring to it as a dream. It just has that unfamiliar, brink of fear, yet beautiful feel to it.
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Post by Captain Oats » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:19 pm

Von Samuel wrote:What did you think of Eyes Without a Face?
Scared the fuck out of me.
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Post by Orpheline » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:20 pm

Eyes Without a Face is probably in my top 5 of movies that have fucked me up most. I don't know what it was about that film but it got under my skin and would not leave. I was really repulsed by it, but entranced at the same time. Very few films shock me but that one did.
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Post by Von Samuel » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:20 pm

Spengler wrote: Scared the fuck out of me.
Me too, one of the more disturbing films I've ever seen.
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Post by Rdog » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:21 pm

If I watch a better film than Stalker this year I'll be surprised. It's easily one of my favorite films that I've ever watched. I agree that is almost a feeling more than it is a film. I watched it in early Feb.
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Post by Epistemophobia » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:23 pm

I find it amusing that the Criterion DVD for Eyes Without a Face is pink.
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Post by Von Samuel » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:23 pm

Rdog wrote:If I watch a better film than Stalker this year I'll be surprised. It's easily one of my favorite films that I've ever watched. I agree that is almost a feeling more than it is a film. I watched it in early Feb.
Brings tears to my eyes.

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Re: Recently seen.

Post by Condo Fuck » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:27 pm

Rdog wrote:If I watch a better film than Stalker this year I'll be surprised. It's easily one of my favorite films that I've ever watched. I agree that is almost a feeling more than it is a film. I watched it in early Feb.
So, last week? :P

I've been watching way too many Westerns lately. I have to, for study. ugh.

Not usually my cup of tea, to be honest. Apart from Dead Man which was typical Jarmusch gold.
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Post by Captain Oats » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:28 pm

I bought Dead Man today. £3 in Fopp. I haven't seen it.
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Post by Von Samuel » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:29 pm

I thought Dead Man was rather atypical of other Jarmusch films, that I find to be rather tone deaf.
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Re: Recently seen.

Post by Blevo » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:30 pm

I watched Time of the Wolf last night. It was magic.
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Post by Rdog » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:31 pm

So, last week? :P

I've been watching way too many Westerns lately. I have to, for study. ugh.

Not usually my cup of tea, to be honest. Apart from Dead Man which was typical Jarmusch gold.[/quote]

It was like Feb 1st or 2nd. It was magical.

I watched Dead Man a few days ago and liked it a lot. I thought it was well made and acted.
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Post by JediMoonShyne » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:32 pm

Spengler wrote:I bought Dead Man today. £3 in Fopp. I haven't seen it.
I've only ever been into two Fopps.

I wasn't even aware of their existence until I stumbled into one in London a couple of years back.
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Post by Captain Oats » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:33 pm

JediMoonShyne wrote:I've only ever been into two Fopps.

I wasn't even aware of their existance until I visited London a couple of years back.
There's only about 8 in the UK now, 2 of which are in Glasgow.
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Post by LEAVES » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:35 pm

Visitor of a Museum made more of a lasting impression on me than Stalker. If I see a better film than Stalker this year, it will have already happened several times. And it has!

Recent viewings:

Through a Glass Darkly
Flickorna
Stalker
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
Fallen Angels
Noroit
Accident
Visitor of a Museum
Three Crowns of a Sailor
Yi Yi
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Post by JediMoonShyne » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:36 pm

Spengler wrote: There's only about 8 in the UK now, 2 of which are in Glasgow.
There's one in Edinburgh, too. Rose Street.
LEAVES wrote:Visitor of a Museum made more of a lasting impression on me than Stalker. If I see a better film than Stalker this year, it will have already happened several times. And it has!
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Post by HoboJoeBob » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:36 pm

Not a movie, but I've been watching Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Its Sorkin being Sorkin, but with a better cast then The West Wing. Not quite as good as Sports Night, but with the exception of the first couple episodes, its close.
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Post by LEAVES » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:37 pm

JediMoonShyne wrote:Shit, he found us.
Try hiding.
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Post by Condo Fuck » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:38 pm

Von Samuel wrote:I thought Dead Man was rather atypical of other Jarmusch films, that I find to be rather tone deaf.
Typical Jarmusch gold, as in, I've personally yet to dislike a Jarmusch film. Only two left to see, I think...

What the hell is a Fopp, Speng?
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Post by Captain Oats » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:39 pm

EDmanwalking wrote:What the hell is a Fopp, Speng?
A Fopp is a shop. A ridiculously good entertainment shop.
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Post by Von Samuel » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:40 pm

EDmanwalking wrote: Typical Jarmusch gold, as in, I've personally yet to dislike a Jarmusch film. Only two left to see, I think...

What the hell is a Fopp, Speng?
I hate Jarmusch.
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Post by HoboJoeBob » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:41 pm

As far as movies go, I've got Its All Gone, Pete Tong from Netflix and intend to watch it momentarily. I don't have terribly high hopes, but it looks to be entertaining enough.
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Post by Rdog » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:50 pm

Is Run Lola Run considered good because I watched it last night and thought it was awful.
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Post by HoboJoeBob » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:51 pm

Rdog wrote:Is Run Lola Run considered good because I watched it last night and thought it was awful.
Too stylized.
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Post by Rdog » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:52 pm

HoboJoeBob wrote: Too stylized.
That's what I thought. It had no soul to it at all.
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Post by Von Samuel » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:52 pm

Rdog wrote:Is Run Lola Run considered good because I watched it last night and thought it was awful.
Horrible
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Post by LEAVES » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:56 pm

Rdog wrote:Is Run Lola Run considered good because I watched it last night and thought it was awful.
It is up there with Oldboy and City of God as the three best foreign films ever made. That is the widely held consensus, so it can't be wrong.

And it's not that it's too stylish. It's just that it's borderline retarded.
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Post by Epistemophobia » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:57 pm

LEAVES wrote:It is up there with Oldboy and City of God as the three best foreign films ever made. That is the widely held consensus, so it can't be wrong.

And it's not that it's too stylish. It's just that it's borderline retarded.
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Post by Rdog » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:57 pm

LEAVES wrote:It is up there with Oldboy and City of God as the three best foreign films ever made. That is the widely held consensus, so it can't be wrong.

And it's not that it's too stylish. It's just that it's borderline retarded.
lol
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Post by Von Samuel » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:58 pm

Epistemophobia wrote: Best post of the forum.
It only took him 5.
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Post by Björn » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:16 pm

Rdog wrote:I've been watching way too many Westerns lately. I have to, for study. ugh.

Not usually my cup of tea, to be honest. Apart from Dead Man which was typical Jarmusch gold.
Have you explored any Spaghetti Westerns? I'm not a very big fan of American Westerns but those Italians did some loco stuff in theirs.
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Post by Rdog » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:18 pm

Birdie Num Nums wrote:
Have you explored any Spaghetti Westerns? I'm not a very big fan of American Westerns but those Italians did some loco stuff in theirs.
I've watched a handfull of Spaghetti Westerns. I've seen all 5 of Leone's and I have Django and a couple others in my queue. Have any recs?
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Post by Condo Fuck » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:34 pm

Birdie Num Nums wrote: Have you explored any Spaghetti Westerns? I'm not a very big fan of American Westerns but those Italians did some loco stuff in theirs.
Yup, those were done and dusted a long while ago. Don't get me wrong, I do like some American Westerns; I have an affinity for some of Ford's later output, namely The Searchers and The Man Who Shot Holly Valance. Then there's Ray, Peckinpah, Mann etc. Some solid work there, but I'm just burnt out on these tropes for the moment. As soon as I organise my notes into some kind of coherent essay, I'm ready to put all these hats and horses behind me and get back to some real films aka City of God and City of God.
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Post by Björn » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:48 pm

Rdog wrote:I've watched a handfull of Spaghetti Westerns. I've seen all 5 of Leone's and I have Django and a couple others in my queue. Have any recs?
I was just going to recommend Django and some of its sequels if you enjoy it.
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Post by Das » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:17 am

So yeah, not much new.


Walkabout has been on a constant loop in my brain though.
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Post by Blevo » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:19 am

Das ƒloyd wrote:So yeah, not much new.


Walkabout has been on a constant loop in my brain though.
Most erotic film ever.
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Post by Das » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:32 am

Blevo wrote: Most erotic film ever.
Water is wonderful for nudity.

Disturbing eroticism for theee win.
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Post by Blevo » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:33 am

Das ƒloyd wrote: Water is wonderful for nudity.

Disturbing eroticism for theee win.
Even without the nudity the sexual tension was pretty palpable.
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Post by Das » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:45 am

Blevo wrote: Even without the nudity the sexual tension was pretty palpable.
This is quite true, albeit, there's a deeply unsettling undertone that runs throughout the entire film with the sexuality, the film is certainly what you'd call an ethereal experience - like descending into the dreamtime of the outback (particularily the sequence in the desert where the girl and the younger boy are sleeping and waiting for water to return, what should be nightmarish is utterly intoxicating - powerfully surreal. I feel like the film alternates its mood, between a dream of the outback and a nightmare of the outback. It's one of the few films I'd consider worthy of the M word that I've seen or rewatched in the last year-2 years. And probably the best Australian film made for my money.
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Post by B-Side » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:17 am

I've been on an Ophüls kick. His films go down so easy, yet there's still plenty to chew on.
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Post by Rdog » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:18 am

I'm watching Kramer vs. Kramer and Your Friends and Neighbors tonight.

Thoughts?
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Post by Von Samuel » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:18 am

I'll be watching Mon Oncle tonight. I will report my findings.
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Post by Orpheline » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:39 am

I just watched Trouble Every Day. I liked it less than I expected, but still enjoyed it a great deal. The cinematography is so sensual.
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Post by Von Samuel » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:40 am

Orpheline wrote:I just watched Trouble Every Day. I liked it less than I expected, but still enjoyed it a great deal. The cinematography is so sensual.
Let it grow on you a bit. It gets better the more time passes.
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