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Post by Philosophe rouge » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:35 pm

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Everything around me is evaporating. My whole life, my memories, my imagination and its contents, my personality - it's all evaporating. I continuously feel that I was someone else, that I felt something else, that I thought something else. What I'm attending here is a show with another set. And the show I'm attending is myself. Fernando Pessoa

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Post by Alex J. Murphy » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:36 pm

First!

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Re: Rouge's Project Room

Post by Von Samuel » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:36 pm

Stalker and Modesty Blaise, watch them.
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Post by Epistemophobia » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:36 pm

:heart:

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Post by Rdog » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:40 pm

I loved the horror film countdown you did on RO. I'm greatly looking forward to the projects in this thread. :up: :up: :up:
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Post by Lycidas » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:41 pm

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Post by JediMoonShyne » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:41 pm

More threads, we need them so.
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Post by Fabian Thomsett » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:41 pm

RAWK!!! Watch Radio On.

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Post by Philosophe rouge » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:57 pm

March Project: Frank Borzage
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Borzage will go down as the first person to ever win the Oscar for Best Director. Yet, few film fans would actively recognize his name, despite the fact that he has more than 100 films to his credit between the early parts of the 1910s into the late 1950s. He worked primarily within melodrama, and perhaps that is why he does not have an enduring reputation. His work is sentimental, romantic and fantastic... however, his characters often lived in abject poverty, and he did not neglect to show the hardships of their lifestyle, and the almost cyclical nature of their unfortunate lives.

His style is inspired greatly by F.W. Murnau, who he briefly worked with in the 1920s at Fox studios. His filmmaking took on a life of it's own though, and it can hardly be called derivative. Looking back at the Classical Hollywood era, he had one of the strongest cinematic "voices", that was nary compromised through the entire length of his career. He worked with a great number of extremely talented actors, and was especially notable for the strong female performances he inspired in his actresses.

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History is Made at Night (1937)

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To see at least FIVE new Borzage films over the course of the month

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Little Man What Now? (1934)
Big City (1937)
Strange Cargo (1940)
The Mortal Storm (1940)
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Post by Philosophe rouge » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:58 pm

I'll take the individual film recs under consideration :P Thanks for the support, don't be afraid to peer-pressure me occasionally if I slack.
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Post by Wolfy » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:59 pm

I need to see which Borzage I've seen.
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Post by Epistemophobia » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:08 am

I haven't seen much from Borzage.
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Post by Philosophe rouge » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:09 am

Epistemophobia wrote:I haven't seen much from Borzage.
You don't watch Hollywood.
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Post by Rdog » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:09 am

I don't think I've seen any Borzage. Looking forward to this.
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Post by Epistemophobia » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:10 am

Philosophe rouge wrote: You don't watch Hollywood.
Oh, I do.
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Post by Von Samuel » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:13 am

Philosophe rouge wrote:I'll take the individual film recs under consideration :P Thanks for the support, don't be afraid to peer-pressure me occasionally if I slack.
Watch more Tarkovsky and Losey, in particular Stalker and Modesty Blaise.
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Post by Philosophe rouge » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:13 am

Von Samuel wrote:
Watch more Tarkovsky and Losey, in particular Stalker and Modesty Blaise.
fiar.
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Post by Philosophe rouge » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:14 am

Big City finished downloading

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sucks
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Post by Frogtown » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:21 am

Rouge threads are the best.
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Post by Quite-Gone Genie » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:06 am

You'd probably like Borzage's Moonrise.
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Post by ribbon » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:08 am

Coolio.
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Post by Beau » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:12 am

Rouge should make a thread entitled: Threads I've Finished.

Now there's a thread she might actually finish.
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Post by dreiser » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:19 am

Ann-Margaret!

Seventh Heaven is one of the best movies I've seen. Screened it in a theater with live Wurlitzer playing, so that may have skewed my reaction. Janet Gaynor reduced me to tears several times, therefore I can confirm what you're saying about Borzage's skilled use of actresses, Rouge.
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Post by Leera » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:34 am

Quite-Gone Genie wrote:You'd probably like Borzage's Moonrise.
Yes.

I have actually seen this ( :shock: ), and it's pretty damn good.
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Post by Björn » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:38 am

Are you using Pointy? I like that font.
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Post by Philosophe rouge » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:06 am

I do want to see Moonrise, it's the lack of familiar actors that throws me off. I'm shallow like that.

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Post by Quite-Gone Genie » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:08 am

Philosophe rouge wrote:I do want to see Moonrise, it's the lack of familiar actors that throws me off. I'm shallow like that.
The lack of familiar actors is a strong point of the film.
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Post by Philosophe rouge » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:09 am

Quite-Gone Genie wrote:The lack of familiar actors is a strong point of the film.
I dont' doubt it, I'm excited to see it.
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Post by Trip » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:11 am

Rouge, I thought Make Way for Tomorrow was great. Love me again?
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Post by Wolfy » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:12 am

Yea, make The Mortal Storm one of them. You'd like it more than I.
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Post by Philosophe rouge » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:12 am

Trip wrote:Rouge, I thought Make Way for Tomorrow was great. Love me again?
You are a wonderful person
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Post by Trip » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:23 am

Philosophe rouge wrote: You are a wonderful person
Let's snuggle.
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Post by Shades. » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:44 am

Cool beans.
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Post by B-Side » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:45 am

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Post by Vasco » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:00 am

Not familiar with Borzage, I've only seen two of his films.
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Post by Philosophe rouge » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:01 am

Vasco wrote:Not familiar with Borzage, I've only seen two of his films.
I win
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Post by Vasco » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:03 am

Philosophe rouge wrote: I win
You always win, you have boobs. :P
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Post by Philosophe rouge » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:06 am

Vasco wrote:
You always win, you have boobs. :P
this is true
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Post by ZombieHeston » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:22 pm

This is a happy coincidence; my film class this semester is all Borzage (tonight we watch The Mortal Storm).

I do agree that he is one of the few true auteurs of Hollywood's Golden Age and I appreciate his direct, uncompromised emotion (even if it can be disarming). I'd strongly recommend Lazybones if you can get your hands on it. We also watched his adaptation of Liliom, which was fascinating, though I wouldn't call it "good".
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Post by dreiser » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:02 pm

ZombieHeston wrote:This is a happy coincidence; my film class this semester is all Borzage (tonight we watch The Mortal Storm).

I'd strongly recommend Lazybones if you can get your hands on it. We also watched his adaptation of Liliom, which was fascinating, though I wouldn't call it "good".
I didn't care for Liliom at all. Charles Farrell was terrible in it and if I hadn't seen Seventh Heaven before, I'd swear he couldn't act.

I will check out Lazybones, thanks for the tip.
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Post by ZombieHeston » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:46 am

I'll defend some of Liliom's imagery. But yeah, Farrell was horribly miscast, at least compared to his work in other Borzage films.

The Mortal Storm was good, if "un-Borzage". I'll share more thoughts once Rouge has seen it.
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Post by Shades. » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:11 am

I haven't seen any Borzage.

What is a good starting point?
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Post by dreiser » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:29 pm

Shades. wrote:I haven't seen any Borzage.

What is a good starting point?
Seventh Heaven.
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Post by Circus Freak » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:40 pm

When I saw the name 'Borzage', I started thinking of Stan Brakhage, which kind of gave me the wrong idea slightly. I haven't seen any films from either Brakhage or, more to the point, Borzage. But it's Rouge, so I'm here anyway.
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Post by Philosophe rouge » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:45 pm

Circus <3

I should hopefully be watching my first Borzage this weekend. I've been a bit busy with school, which happens to involve watching other films as priority. Unforrtunately.
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Spengler wrote:Circus Freak's redhead is back!
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