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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by Dan » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:06 am

I agree with the above 300%; 100% for each hour.

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Post by this clump of trees » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:40 pm

i'm not sure what it *means* though. i guess its about the pointless lives of the underclass. only the troubled conscience of a smart young cop gives their lives meaning. watching a movie about the complex relationship b/w a Morally Ambiguous cop archetype and surplus people is a good deed.

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Post by Dan » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:04 pm

You might like the film CRASH.

Have you seen The Act of Killing?

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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by this clump of trees » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:41 am

thats the one about the destruction of the PKI right? i have not but i definitely intend to

did you watch Man of Steel? what do you think is going on there.

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Post by indiansummer » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:15 am

diamond gala wrote:did you watch Man of Steel? what do you think is going on there.
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Post by SophieC » Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:14 am

diamond gala wrote:thats the one about the destruction of the PKI right? i have not but i definitely intend to

did you watch Man of Steel? what do you think is going on there.
someone wrote a spectacularly trolling blog that posited that superman man of steel is in fact a drone. in fact the bit where he describes the superman/drone sex scene made me actually want to watch it for a second.

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Post by this clump of trees » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:02 pm

i havent seen the movie yet myself but the drone comparison makes sense. personally i think superman is how the bourgeois-democratic establishment perceives itself. like it was very sure of its own benevolence in the 70s movie (doing *cute* stuff like rescuing a cat stuck in a tree), where superman was basically trying to curtail various radical technological excesses as embodied by lex luthor (and like all technology under capitalism its mainly a weapon against labor). so superman's moral prerogative was a reflection of the empire defending its technological monopoly, the social peace that prevailed in the postwar era derived from that - the compact b/w US labor and capital that is now defunct

in Man of Steel the technological monopoly has been more or less broken by the survival of another kryptonian other than jor-el (& zod trying to create krypton i.e. imposing a caricature of a planned economy on earth) so superman is forced to abandon any protective feelings he mightve had about the population of metropolis in order to save the human race. just as the empire must abandon its democratic pretenses to save its monopoly position.

but its implied US cant save its monopoly position w/out destroying civilization (basically a lot of tall buildings - all that accumulated dead labor) in the process, and its willing to do just that.
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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:52 pm

Just watched A Field In England. Genuinely brain scrambling stuff, I can't recall seeing anything else like it. Amazing performances from people who are mostly known as comedy actors as well.

Ben Wheatley is my new favourite director, what with Kill List, Sightseers and this.

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Post by linus » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:29 pm

Dan Pop-o-matic wrote:Just watched A Field In England. Genuinely brain scrambling stuff, I can't recall seeing anything else like it. Amazing performances from people who are mostly known as comedy actors as well.

Ben Wheatley is my new favourite director, what with Kill List, Sightseers and this.
I really enjoyed it too, that I didn't really know what was going, that I haven't figured it out yet, I rather like that... it did bring to mind other films for me: barry lyndon, witchfinder general, performance, black death, the wicker man... for different reasons, I dig it, it was a wild ride, I need to watch it again soon

the cast was great, I kind of thought they would be, particularly smiley and shearsmith

I'm liking wheatley a lot, this and sightseers were great, kill list is kind of flawed but I enjoyed it (enjoy is the wrong word) more than most people seemed to, couldn't get into down terrace- hadn't appreciated he directed episodes of 'ideal', has anyone seen 'the wrong door'? it was a sketch show- a lot of wheatley's 'regulars' on it plus matt berry, sean pertwee, other people- that he directed

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Post by Dan » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:23 am

Some top swearing in A Field in England.

I was a bit confused because I kept expecting it to turn out to be a Sealed Knot style Civil War reenactment gone wrong, but it wasn't.

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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:16 pm

I keep coming up with a theory about what I think happened, but then realise I in fact have no bastard idea. Which is a good thing in my book.

The film's director of photography, Laurie Rose, retweeted me saying I liked it! Weird.

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Post by this clump of trees » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:07 pm

i watched The Help last night, its a revisionist history of the civil rights movement. taken out of the context of the US war on communism. as if to say the civil rights movement was 100% endogenous, that the conscience of white northern liberals and white southerners who aspired to become northern liberals is what gave the civil rights movement its moral heft. (that is one of the criticisms of this movie - if a tree falls in the forest and no white people hear it, does it make a sound? the movie's answer is: "not really") but theres also an elemnt of extortion involved. black people extorting civil rights from white supremacy. the movie's revisionist interpretation of this is that shame about jim crow was intrinsic to american society, not extrinsic. that international pressure was not a factor in desegregation.

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Post by this clump of trees » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:00 am

tonight i'm going to watch Tepepa. screenplay by franco solinas (wrote Battle of Algiers and a handful of other excellent spaghetti westerns: A Bullet for the GEneral, The Big Gundown, and The Mercenary)

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Post by malaise » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:49 am

Morgiana. Beautiful film. One of the top things I've watched lately. Soundtrack by the same composer as Valerie and Her Week of Wonders.


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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by Dan » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:22 pm

A Bullet for the General is superb, I will look out for those others.

Tonight I watched the Alan Partridge film. There were a couple of good lines.

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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by this clump of trees » Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:43 am

i've been on a woody allen kick lately, ever since i saw Hannah and Her Sisters on tv some time back . i didnt know this but he peaked w/ his "Mia Farrow" period.

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Post by this clump of trees » Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:24 am

i really like Purple Rose of Cairo. its very sentimental. lots of affectionate ribbing at hollywoods golden age. i wonder if this wasn't Oscar-bait in its time.

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Post by ranirani » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:50 pm

“What came first – the music or the misery? Did I listen to the music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to the music? Do all those records turn you into a melancholy person?”

Break up Films...ones with a sense of humor that might prevent you from jumping off the bridge

thus far have watched
1) High Fidelity (again)
2) Cashback
3)Chungking Express (Very Rewarding...That girl who cleaned the cop's flat while he was sleep walking through his life is familiar)

Any suggestions? My flatmates say I must 'pull it together' and I am 'making them anxious' so apparently my attempts at self therapy are not working
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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by this clump of trees » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:17 pm

you should watch Won Kar Wai's Days of Being Wild, because that's the only Won Kar Wai movie i have seen. that and 2046. id ont remember much about Days of Being Wild except how colorful and stiflingly sultry it was. i will make a note to watch Chungking Express though.

isnt casablanca a break-up film?

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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by tompony » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:28 pm

I watched Casablanca for the first time tonight, as it would happen, and yes, it's a perfect fit.

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