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Post by this clump of trees » Wed Aug 28, 2013 18:11

one common thread i've found running thru the bresson movies i've seen (au hasard balthazar, mouchette, diary of a country priest) is the endless retreat faith has to make in the face of reason (misanthropy). like balthazar does , and the country priest. if that makes sense. anyway i think bresson is my favorite french cinema guy

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Post by this clump of trees » Wed Aug 28, 2013 18:21

godfather part 2 is kind of a breakup film

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Post by tompony » Wed Aug 28, 2013 18:27

I can definitely understand the appeal of watching break-up films after a break up. Seeing other people go through the same pain can be comforting.

Also there's a good sheep scene in "The Big Steal".

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Post by this clump of trees » Mon Sep 02, 2013 23:18

tonight i am watching Ishtar. written and directed by Elaine May. who wrote and directed the best Cassavetes movie that Cassavetes never made: Mikey and Nicky

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Post by malaise » Thu Sep 05, 2013 02:55

Nerosubianco aka Attraction aka The Artful Penetration of Barbara (???)

60's contemporary mores are smashed in this. its decent, but there were some corny scenes and I didn't like the band at all. worth a watch though.


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Post by malaise » Sat Sep 07, 2013 17:22

Last night I got to see one of my favorite movies in the theater.

Celine and Julie Go Boating

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Post by ranirani » Sun Sep 08, 2013 13:58

Wow I gave up on the break up thread but it kept growing! Thanks for the suggestions. There's a series of french films from the 70's playing at institut francaise in london (think that's what it is called) in the next month or so. I was asking my slightly french friend to debrief on the best ones and she found this one, but unfortunately i'm going to be in venice on the 29th, but anyway it gave me a few laughs so i thought'd i'd post it. It belongs to the category 'sexy funny' instead of break up..if you like that sort of thing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-6OUqQk-SM 29th of sept.
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Post by Nordberg » Thu Sep 12, 2013 19:45

Miranda July does good break up films...

The Future & Me and you and everyone we know.

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Post by ranirani » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:17

Nordberg wrote:Miranda July does good break up films...

The Future & Me and you and everyone we know.
Sadly there will be no films in bed, And this grand gesture only lasted a week. If my heart is like a train station, yours is a mausoleum. I will keep the escalators at London Bridge for you. Hello and Goodbye.
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Post by this clump of trees » Fri Sep 27, 2013 00:41

last night i watched The Good Fairy - written by Preston STurges, directed by William Wyler. it was pretty funny. here is the high point of the movie imo, starting from 1:15 to about 3:20.


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Post by Dan » Tue Oct 01, 2013 14:06

I ended up watching The Lady Eve for the second time the other day, as I had forgotten I had already seen it. Preston Sturges is quite the cynic.

Recently I have also watched THX 1138 which was awful and Zodiac which must be the longest film ever made, it just goes on.

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Post by tompony » Tue Oct 01, 2013 15:04

Yeah, THX 1138 is pretty dull. It looks nice though!

Anyone else signed up for Letterboxd? It lets you keep a diary of your film watching (and rate and review things if you like). I find it utterly addictive for some reason. It tells me I've watched 258 films so far this year! Phew.

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Post by Dan » Tue Oct 01, 2013 22:26

I willl look into that, as my memory is apalling (see previous post).

As it is, I keep a spreadsheet. That's normal, yeah?

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Post by tompony » Tue Oct 01, 2013 22:39

I fully approve!

I've decided to watch a load of horror films in October, since my horror-hating girlfriend will be away most of the month starting her masters degree. I've started with the ludicrous Italian 80s film 'Demons', though, and I'm worried I've already found the absolute peak of the genre from which there can only be a downhill slide...

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Post by this clump of trees » Fri Oct 11, 2013 21:08

what are some non-folksy movies about the contradiction between rural and urban life. because i watched Remember The Night a few days ago and i wondered if nobody had dealt w/ this subject more thoguhtfully and less christmas-sily

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Post by linus » Sat Oct 26, 2013 22:25

we watched 'kings of summer' this evening, a low key offbeat coming of age comedy/drama with four impressive young leads and support from nick offerman (parks and recreation), megan mullally (will and grace, parks and recreation), alison brie (community, mad men) and mary lynn rajskub (24, larry sanders, mister show) and cameos from kumail nanijiani (portlandia) and tony hale (arrested development/veep)

some reviews have suggested this film is similar to 'stand by me', it's not really, it's more like a judd apatow-type movie (specifically 'superbad') but without the over reliance on gross out humour, dick jokes and repeated 'motherfuckers'

there's some funny bits, some surprises, some nice photography and thin lizzy, mgmt and lee scratch perry are on the soundtrack (if that floats your canoe)

I'm not sure what the lessons are we're supposed to learn, if any, but, hey, ron swanson with a full beard as somebody's dad taking monopoly really seriously is worth an hour and a half of your time

possibly?

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Post by Temeura » Mon Nov 04, 2013 17:13

a fog of ideas wrote:ron swanson with a full beard as somebody's dad taking monopoly really seriously
Sold!

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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by Jay » Sat Nov 16, 2013 22:48

Go see Gravity. On the biggest screen you can find. Even if it's not your sort of thing, even if you like little indie movies, even if the thought of Hollywood and Sandra Bullock and George Clooney and all that money make you feel ill, you've got to sit in a movie theatre and see it. It's out there, playing in a theatre near you, don't miss it.

It shouldn't really be called Gravity. It should be called Newton's Third Law. The film is basically a visual study of that set to music and silence. If you don't like the idea of seeing a blockbuster movie, even one that is character driven like this (despite being set in space and costing a billion pounds), pretend you're going to see a physics lecture and you can still feel good about yourself.

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Post by Gordon » Sun Nov 17, 2013 15:04

Yeah, I'd give it a strong 8.5 and the scenery is amazing. Saw it in 3D, not sure if it added anything, but very enjoyable.
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