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Bandy Greensacks' Aphasic Odyssey

Post by Bandy Greensacks » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:26 am

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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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Aphasic 2012
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Post by Trip » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:29 am

I guess I'll follow...as long as it's shitty.
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Post by elixir » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:31 am

I'm glad you are embracing your shittiness :D
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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:33 am

One from the Heart
(Francis Ford Coppola, 1982)


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Dat lighting
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Post by elixir » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:33 am

not random screenshot thread
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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:34 am

elixir wrote:not random screenshot thread
Is, though
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Post by Eminence Grise » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:36 am

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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Post by Trip » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:37 am

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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Post by Sinister » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:37 am

Eminence Grise wrote: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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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:40 am

Trip wrote: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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Post by Shieldmaiden » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:44 am

Bandy Greensacks wrote:
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So pretty! As long as they're all as shitty as this, I'll be "reading."
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Post by Epistemophobia » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:55 am

All pretty, no bang.
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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:03 am

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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Post by ribbon » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:22 am

One From the Heart is soooo love.
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Post by B-Side » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:51 am

sup
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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:57 am

B-Side wrote:sup
Ohey
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Post by B-Side » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:00 am

Bandy Greensacks wrote:Ohey
y u no mizoguchi
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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:06 am

B-Side wrote:y u no mizoguchi
Feel free to recommend visually impressive things, sir. And other sirs and madams.
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Post by ribbon » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:09 am

Musicals!
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Post by B-Side » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:10 am

Bandy Greensacks wrote: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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Post by JediMoonShyne » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:17 am

Lots of shits in this thread.
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Post by Trip » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:59 am

JediMoonShyne wrote:Lots of shits in this thread.
And yet, none given.

hahahaha
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Post by charulata » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:18 pm

Dang, that Coppola looks gorgeous.
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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:34 pm

ribbon wrote: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.
B-Side wrote: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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Post by Orfano » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:38 pm

Shit just got real.
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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:13 pm

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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Post by Trip » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:15 pm

maan

thread's good on the old eyes
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Post by JediMoonShyne » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:24 pm

Trip wrote:maan

thread's good on the old eyes
Yeah.

How are your old eyes, anyway?
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Post by Trip » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:28 pm

JediMoonShyne wrote: 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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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:31 pm

That sounds brutal.

I hope your eyes get through it okay. You need them to see things.
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Post by Trip » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:33 pm

Bandy Greensacks wrote: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.
You need them to see things.
Yeah eyes are cool like that.
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Post by JediMoonShyne » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:41 pm

Trip wrote: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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Post by Trip » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:46 pm

JediMoonShyne wrote: 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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Post by JediMoonShyne » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:51 pm

Trip wrote:Anyway shh, wrong thread for this.
Yeah.

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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:49 am

Voices Through Time
(Franco Piavoli, 1996)


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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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Post by Trip » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:53 am

oooh
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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:55 am

<Insert ten more pages of hyperbole>
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Post by Vasco » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:58 pm

My kind of thread, sporadic use of words (you have no excuse though :P) and shitty screenshots.
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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:29 pm

Vasco wrote: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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Post by alobar » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:03 pm

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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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:17 am

alobar wrote: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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Post by JediMoonShyne » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:56 am

Need to see that Piavoli.
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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:29 am

The Man Who Sleeps
(Bernard Queysanne, 1974)


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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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Post by B-Side » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:30 am

Had that on my hard drive for ages. I spy a Magritte painting in the first cap.
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Post by elixir » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:31 am

I'm a big fan of that one. :)
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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:33 am

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.
JediMoonShyne wrote:Need to see that Piavoli.
Yes, yes you do. And it even has children.

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Post by Trip » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:36 am

I'd probs love that/all these.
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Post by MrCarmady » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:06 am

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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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:37 pm

MrCarmady wrote: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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Post by ribbon » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:54 pm

Bandy Greensacks wrote: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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