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Postby Eva Yojimbo » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:22 pm

View Original PostXard wrote:Wow. I guess eva fans are pretty sane in the end
I keep trying to tell people around here that the kind of analysis we do has nothing on what people obsessed with literature, films, painting, etc. do. Well, at least it's certainly not worse or any more extreme or pedantic. I'm actually kinda interested, but I don't have a Kindle.
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Postby toe mash » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:27 pm

Strange Days
Squandered potential: The motion picture

Seriously though, the first half..If you have any interest or taste at all in a good sci-fi movie, the first half of this movie is incredible and goes so far with the idea of people recording memories, from porn to real live snuff films.. I was wondering at this point why this isn't considered a classic.

...And then the 2nd half comes, where the real meat of the plot comes in, and it happens to be shit. Bleh, so many things stuffed in (major references to the famous Rodney King incident in LA, which happened a few years before the movie came out) which were so out of place with the main concept of the movie, I don't even know where to begin..

Still, totally worth watching for the first half or so. Ralph Fiennes was very good as the complex main character and Angela Bassett was fucking ripped. Wow.

The concept reminds me a bit of Kaiba (and a whole lot of Philip K. Dick stories). Wasted potential, wasted potential everywhere :(

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Postby symbv » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:40 pm

View Original Posttoe mash wrote:I haven't heard of Night Porter it before but from the synopsis I doubt many would have an interest in it


Not sure about Israel, but Night Porter is quite well-known as a cult classic. The moral theme is so ambivalent (particularly for the Jewish woman character) that I wonder how it is received in Israel...


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I wonder how good is the next title in the series (sequel?) City of Men...
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Postby MugwumpHasNoLiver » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:02 pm

View Original PostEva Yojimbo wrote:I'm actually kinda interested, but I don't have a Kindle.


You know Jimbo, you can install a free Kindle app on your PC. I have no ulterior motives, and would never, ever, think of asking you to duplicate that Inland Empire book and send it to me. Nope, I'm a good boy.
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Postby schismatics » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:30 pm

La jetee - WHOA. Didn't know anything before hand about this flick, just jumped into randomly on Netflix. Crazy/cool and I believe this is what inspired Gilliam's 12 Monkeys.

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Postby Oz » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:04 am

12 Monkeys is a nearly rip-off if you ask me. :lol: It only adds Gilliam's bizarre sci-fi imagery to the simple story that La Jetee told.
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Postby Bomby von Bombsville » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:18 am

The Tai Chi Master (Yuen Woo Ping) - Funny to think that this used to be my favorite movie. I mean, it's a fun little wire fu fest, but there's so many glaring flaws. How many shots were the wires visible in? Too many. Plus that whole "head jump" (you know what I'm talking about if you've seen the movie) just doesn't work, not even in the context of a kung fu comedy.
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Postby Merridian » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:14 am

View Original Postschismatics wrote:La jetee - WHOA. Didn't know anything before hand about this flick, just jumped into randomly on Netflix. Crazy/cool and I believe this is what inspired Gilliam's 12 Monkeys.
It's been a longggg time since I watched La Jetee, but if I remember right, isn't that one of the primary influences for Oshii's segment of Twilight Q? There' obvious influence with the amount of stills that dominate the cinematography, but I thought the narratives were supposed to be pretty similar as well.

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Postby planet news » Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:51 am

Oz made me want to watch Electric Dragon 80000V and I did. Pretty interesting but surprisingly drab in terms of feel despite all the liveliness/silliness.

Fish Tank was pretty uneventful. Duck Soup was hilarious as always even if I'm becoming more and more anticipatory with the gags---slightly clouding their effect. Also Moolade in my Third Cinema class.
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Postby schismatics » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:30 am

View Original PostOz wrote:12 Monkeys is a nearly rip-off if you ask me. :lol:


Yeah, I figured this. I didn't mind 12 Monkeys though, but La Jetee was waaay more powerful.

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Postby toe mash » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:53 am

Witness

Damn movies with names that are too short :fistshake:

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Postby symbv » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:23 pm

View Original Posttoe mash wrote:Damn movies with names that are too short :fistshake:


I do have a feeling that recently there are more movies with single word title...
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Postby Twin Drive Sigma Aquarion » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:18 pm

Complaining that movies have one word in the title? WTF?

Capitalism: A Love Story. So this is what a Michael Moore documentary is like, why do people hate this guy fat jokes aside?

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Postby Defectron » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:27 pm

Capitalism: A Love Story. So this is what a Michael Moore documentary is like, why do people hate this guy fat jokes aside?


a lot of the hate comes from people who disagree with his politics and/or how he does his journalism.
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Postby NemZ » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:36 pm

Because his films are generally a pile of half-truths and outright lies, more propaganda than documentary.
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Postby Twin Drive Sigma Aquarion » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:19 pm

Care to explain how there were lies in this documentary?

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Postby Mr. Tines » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:27 pm

View Original PostTwin Drive Sigma Aquarion wrote:So this is what a Michael Moore documentary is like, why do people hate this guy fat jokes aside?
Here's the answer on a T-shirt.
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Postby Oz » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:30 pm

Kara no Kyoukai 6: Boukyaku Rokuon: Imoutos and memories everywhere.
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"No you wouldn't. Oz's secret is he goes without food to buy that stuff. He hasn't eaten in years." - Brikhaus

"Often I get the feeling that deep down, your little girl is struggling with your embrace of filmfaggotry and your loldeep fixations, and the conflict that arises from such a contradiction is embodied pretty well in Kureha's character. But obviously it's not any sort of internal conflict that makes the analogy work. It's the pigtails." - Merridian
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Postby Eva Yojimbo » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:50 pm

View Original PostMugwumpHasNoLiver wrote:You know Jimbo, you can install a free Kindle app on your PC. I have no ulterior motives, and would never, ever, think of asking you to duplicate that Inland Empire book and send it to me. Nope, I'm a good boy.
Hehe, thanks for that.

View Original Postplanet news wrote:Also Moolade in my Third Cinema class.
What did you think? I really loved it, especially all the vivid colors and a fascinating glimpse inside a completely different society/culture with one really messed up tradition.
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Postby Trajan » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:47 pm

The Mirror

Sometimes I wonder how Tarkovsky got away with this stuff back in the good ol' USSR. It's my least favorite Tarkovsky film so far, nonetheless it's a very, very fine film.
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