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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by linus » Sun Jul 14, 2013 23:29

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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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by Dan » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:23

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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Re: General Chat About Films And That

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

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 19:07

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 01:00

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

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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Post by Dan » Wed Aug 21, 2013 22:22

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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Post by this clump of trees » Sun Aug 25, 2013 03:43

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 04:24

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 22:50

“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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Post by this clump of trees » Sun Aug 25, 2013 23:17

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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Post by tompony » Sun Aug 25, 2013 23:28

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

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Post by tompony » Sun Aug 25, 2013 23:31

Also I watched it at the new cinema that opened near me, and the first film I watched there when it opened last month was by Won Kar Wei. (In The mood For Love). Which might also be a reasonable suggestion, although it might be too heartbreaking

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Post by ranirani » Sun Aug 25, 2013 23:41

tompony wrote:Also I watched it at the new cinema that opened near me, and the first film I watched there when it opened last month was by Won Kar Wei. (In The mood For Love). Which might also be a reasonable suggestion, although it might be too heartbreaking

I have some faint memory of really liking In the Mood for Love in uni, don't remember a thing though :( . I could just do the whole Wong Kar Wei stack, although i didn't really like 2046. Will probably go for Casablanca first.
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Post by This Is Helena » Sun Aug 25, 2013 23:44

ranirani wrote:“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
Annie Hall
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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by ranirani » Mon Aug 26, 2013 09:42

Annie Hall is on all the published lists... Have been shying away from the man who married his adopted daughter....but eh my soul is so weak...
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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by linus » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:01

soon-yi farrow previn was the adopted daughter of mia farrow and andre previn, not farrow and allen.

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Post by ranirani » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:20

thanks for the correction
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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by boney » Mon Aug 26, 2013 13:11

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

Wonderful film! Plus points for the amazing use of cat-cam also.

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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by Dan » Tue Aug 27, 2013 23:24

I can't for the life of me understand why you would want to watch break-up films if you have recently broken up, but maybe Three Colours White? I don't know but I hope you'e ok.

Yesterday I watch Au Hasard Balthazar.

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How many other films are there with gratuitous sheep shots? I can think of:

The Exterminating Angel, obviously,

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Black Moon,

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and, The Colour of Pomegranates.

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But there must be more.

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