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Postby Bomby von Bombsville » Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:24 pm


You know I choose Ozu but I like the point he makes about there being room for much more. Like Tsui.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:34 pm

Ozu. By the time all of the trailers before Avatar had finished (remakes of Clash of the Titans ans such), I was already tired of giant, spectacle films.

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Postby THE Hal E. Burton 9000 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:25 am

can't there be a truce?

the dialogue/story/writing of an "Ozu" with the visual spectacle of an "Avatar"

it can happen, and I would argue it has happened more than once in film history:
Vertigo
Lawrence of Arabia
Ben-Hur
Spartacus
The Terminator
Back to the Future
Terminator 2
Schindler's List
Saving Private Ryan
The Dark Knight

really good article though, it does seem like film as a medium can be broken down in such a dualistic way
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Postby Oz » Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:27 am

THE Hal E. Burton 9000 wrote:the dialogue/story/writing of an "Ozu" with the visual spectacle of an "Avatar"

:facepalm: Not every film needs to be epic. Ozu's real magic is his minimalism in the visual department. And it's the only way to execute those family dramas.
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Postby Bomby von Bombsville » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:45 am

Ozu's films are visually much more spectacular than Avatar. Visual spectacle is a lot more than just fancy CGI graphics. It also involves lighting, blocking, camera placement & angle, camera movement, etc. Ozu was a master of the visual end of his films. While Avatar is visually good and boasts some of the most satisfying CG I've ever seen mixed with live action, it's not touching Ozu's visual mastery.
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Postby THE Hal E. Burton 9000 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:17 am

and now, ladies, gentlemen, sex-benders, the best Avatar film review EVAH:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJarz7BYnHA

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Postby backseatjesus » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:09 pm

http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=16680&count=0

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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:06 pm

4D huh?

You know for some reason I don't see that catching on with such films like DELIVERANCE.

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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:41 pm

Gendo'sPapa wrote:4D huh?

You know for some reason I don't see that catching on with such films like DELIVERANCE.

Um, I can't see that catching on AT ALL, unless the animals on Pandora don't actually smell like animals. (Maybe their scent glows too?)

Honestly, though. That would be a pretty cool experience. Maybe they should just bite the bullet and make a ride based off of this movie. That would totally be cool.

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Postby Uriel Septim VII » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:08 pm

Gendo'sPapa wrote:4D huh?

You know for some reason I don't see that catching on with such films like DELIVERANCE.


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Postby GasmaskAvenger » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:37 pm

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Postby THE Hal E. Burton 9000 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:04 pm

you had to know this was coming:
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9DQQLG83&show_article=1
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Postby Joseph the PRPD » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:10 pm

Heh, that's pretty cool.
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Postby Xard » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:14 pm

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Postby Uriel Septim VII » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:47 pm

How is that not an Onion article...
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Postby Bomby von Bombsville » Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:43 pm

Very apt comparison, I think.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:46 am

Oh, so THAT'S what they meant by "dangerous movie"....

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Postby BrikHaus » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:10 pm

This just in: [url]http://awesomelyshitty.wordpress.com/2010/02/20/avatard-me-up-aka-everyone-is-an-idiot/[/url]
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Postby ran1 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:09 pm

BrikHaus wrote:PRETENTIOUS FILM FAGS: I can’t believe this was nominated for Best Picture! It doesn’t even have two gay cowboys eating pudding! BAWWWWW!


As one of the self appointed pretentious film fans, that isn't a complaint as much as it is a critique. The Academy needs more gay films to win awards because there have been way too many straight films that have won awards.

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I'm still going to reiterate that watching a two hour video game cutscene is still not good cinema. It's cinema, but not good cinema.

And Dances with Wolves pulled off the story ten times better with a hundred times less budget, so James Cameron can suck Kevin Costner's balls while simultaneously handing him the gazillions of dollars that he made from the film.
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Postby Merridian » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:16 pm

^Except that Dances With Wolves sucks and Avatar at least looks pretty. And I haven't even seen Avatar.


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