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Re: ribbon's rhapsody: a cinematic reckoning

Post by dreiser » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:33 am

Throne of Blood /2 cents
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:44 am

ribbon wrote:Any others I should see before forming a more conclusive opinion?
I'm really fond of Stray Dog, too.
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Post by ribbon » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:48 am

dreiser wrote:Throne of Blood /2 cents
Seen. It's not bad.
Shieldmaiden wrote:I'm really fond of Stray Dog, too.
I'll give the three a shot, possibly re-watch a few too. Usually don't like to write directors off completely, especially those held in as high regard as Kurosawa, so it's worth the shot either way. Thanks!
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Post by Trip » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:56 am

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Post by Shieldmaiden » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:01 am

ribbon wrote:I'll give the three a shot, possibly re-watch a few too.
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Post by ribbon » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:06 am

Trip wrote:Sound films are dull.
Maybe this is why I can't seem to get interested in any films I tried to watch today or the end of yesterday. Sound!
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Post by rad » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:08 am

Shieldmaiden wrote:I'm really fond of Stray Dog, too.
probably my favorite kurosawa i've seen, but that's admittedly not pulling from a large pool
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Post by ribbon » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:24 pm

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I probably wasn't quite in the mood to watch a film like this yesterday. The most vital details seemed to graze by me & what I was left with was a film with such brutality that didn't seem, at the time, to offer much more than a grisly, purposeless view of human nature. In retrospect, that is much of what the film was but I was seeing it from a skewed perspective. As what is easily Kieslowski's least refined film, A Short Film About Killing displays a hideous excuse for a world that is also persistently real. We witness two deaths - one of a violently strangled & crushed taxi driver & one of the murderer as he is sentenced to hang - neither of which are mulled over at much length but both linger long after the credits roll. It's repugnant & unforgivable, yet we almost feel a sense of guilt having judged either act. The murderer's environment is hued by tarnished filters, setting a bedeviled nightmarish atmosphere for our central character which in turn menaces the audience. The film is both unsightly & fascinating, mirroring the repercussion the content has on us. Hardly Kieslowski's piece of premium cinema, but one I feel is vital to his oeuvre.
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Post by wigwam » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:27 pm

dont apologize, i love seeing what screencaps jump out at people

i have No End rented, i should get around to watching it, Kieslowski's one of the first foreign/arthouse folks that meant something to me but I feel like I outgrew him quickly evne tho im sure Dbl Life is as great as i remember, but maybe not these and Decalogue
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Post by charulata » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:29 pm

The screenshots are lovely and hence never excessive! It's no Veronique or Red but it's still good imo. I really like these extended versions of the Dekalog episodes.
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Post by ribbon » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:30 pm

dont apologize, i love seeing what screencaps jump out at people

i have No End rented, i should get around to watching it, Kieslowski's one of the first foreign/arthouse folks that meant something to me but I feel like I outgrew him quickly evne tho im sure Dbl Life is as great as i remember, but maybe not these and Decalogue
I should start spoilering them, at least.
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Post by wigwam » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:34 pm

spoilers are classy

yeah Dbl Life i watched over and over (and this was VHS :shifty: why i havent revisited the Criterion is idiocy)
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Post by ribbon » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:36 pm

We own it on Criterion DVD & Criterion Blu :D.
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Post by ribbon » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:37 pm

screenshots spoilered for the no clutter.
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Post by Notes from Underground » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:31 pm

ribbon wrote: I'll give the three a shot, possibly re-watch a few too. Usually don't like to write directors off completely, especially those held in as high regard as Kurosawa, so it's worth the shot either way. Thanks!
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Post by ribbon » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:03 pm

Screenshots from that one have always caught my eye, though I know next to nothing about it. I'll add that to the list, :).
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Post by Gort » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:22 pm

dreiser wrote:
You're not watching the right ones.
Hmm. How many silents do you watch that have absolutely no soundtrack? No musical accompaniment, no nothing? That's what I meant. :D

Silent films are not dull in general, I simply meant to say that they were never presented silently at all. You know, back in the good old days when our parents were still glimmers in our grandparents' eyes?

I should see if there's a Downhill DVD or stream at teh Frix.
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Post by ribbon » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:25 pm

Passion of Joan of Arc has no sound whatsoever & though I've not seen it, I hear it's excellent.
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Post by Gort » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:26 pm

ribbon wrote: Nah, maybe Downhill is dull! :P Haven't seen yet, maybe tomorrow.
Think it could be? A Hitchcock film dull!?!?!1?

I'm willing to give it a fourth try if I can find a copy with a soundtrack. ;)
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Post by Mean Old Bastard Ed » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:27 pm

ribbon wrote:Passion of Joan of Arc has no sound whatsoever & though I've not seen it, I hear it's excellent.
Best with the Voices of Light soundtrack.
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Post by ribbon » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:27 pm

Gort wrote: Think it could be? A Hitchcock film dull!?!?!1?

I'm willing to give it a fourth try if I can find a copy with a soundtrack. ;)
I'm probably going to watch it today so I can let you know :P.
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Post by Gort » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:28 pm

ribbon wrote: I'm probably going to watch it today so I can let you know :P.
Cool. Where'd ya get your copy?
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Post by ribbon » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:30 pm

Gort wrote: Cool. Where'd ya get your copy?
KG, I believe.
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ribbon wrote: KG, I believe.
Shucks. I don't Karagargle. :)
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Post by dreiser » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:25 am

Gort wrote:Hmm. How many silents do you watch that have absolutely no soundtrack? No musical accompaniment, no nothing? That's what I meant. :D
I've never seen any silent film without musical accompaniment of some kind.
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Post by snapper » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:57 am

I've seen some Naruse and Ozu silents without music, saw Berlin, Passion of Joan of Arc, Lonesome and Man with a Movie Camera with no available soundtracks
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Post by Gort » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:32 am

dreiser wrote:
I've never seen any silent film without musical accompaniment of some kind.
Well, download this. You're in for a freakin' treat.
Audio/Visual: Silent, No Music, Black and White
Better yet, save your time for some other kind of treat. :D
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Tih Minh is totally silent, and for a long time.
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Post by Fist » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:39 am

I find I like Ozu's silents without music, since they jar so much with his own internal rhythm of images.
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Post by Trip » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:45 am

more like ribbon's crapsody
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rude.
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a cinematic dreckoning
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Post by ribbon » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:11 am

whateva, i loved him first & you were all "uh i guess i could see that" & i'm all :-/
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I HADN'T SEEN ANYTHING WITH HIM IN IT EXCEPT STREET FIGHTER AS A KID OK
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THEN I SAW THE LIGHT

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jcvd's legs are bigger than mine so you're a hypocrite
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the kid brother |wilde/howe, 1927|
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bava revokes formal narrative in favor of a series of macabre set pieces, which is occasionally rewarding if you harmonize yourself with its intricacies.
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El sur is great, what there is of it. But the incompleteness of it really annoys me
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Post by ribbon » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:51 am

snapper wrote:El sur is great, what there is of it. But the incompleteness of it really annoys me
I was bummed because really wanted more, but was still fulfilled by the end. Somehow.
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Post by snapper » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:53 am

I can't believe Erice took his producer's advice there. I esp. wanted a resolution to the old woman's story, she was such a unique mix of warm and menacing presence
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Post by ribbon » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:55 am

snapper wrote:I esp. wanted a resolution to the old woman's story, she was such a unique mix of warm and menacing presence
Yessss, this was what I kept thinking about as it was ending.
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Post by Das » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:00 am

Alfredo Leone only has to do with the terrible cut version of Lisa and the Devil - has nothing to do with the proper version of the film, which is one of Bava's best, and purest films.
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Post by ribbon » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:12 am

Oof, my bad.
I grabbed The Whip & the Flesh on KG today, which I'm really looking forward to. Enjoying this little Bava binge. Which others are essential & which to avoid? I've seen Black Sunday, Lisa & the Devil, Kill Baby Kill, Blood & Black Lace, & Black Sabbath (which deserves another watch).
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Post by Das » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:23 am

Essential: Bay of Blood, Rabid Dogs - the rest depend on your level of interest, you've hit most of his 'essential' stuff already.

As far as what to avoid, some of his pulp adventure films are quite bad, mostly the early ones.
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Post by ribbon » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:25 am

Will keep that in mind, thank you :).
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