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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:07 pm    Post subject:

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Watched Roma last night. Visually it was excellent, although I thought in some instances that color would have made the scenes stand out more or add to the 70's era. Overall a touching story.

What was your favorite scene?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:10 pm    Post subject:

With Christian Petzold's Transit hitting theatres in the US, I recommend seeing Barbara and his masterpiece Phoenix if you can (both on MUBI.com). The man is a master of super subtle genre.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:01 am    Post subject:

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Watched Roma last night. Visually it was excellent, although I thought in some instances that color would have made the scenes stand out more or add to the 70's era. Overall a touching story.

What was your favorite scene?


Honestly, I liked the opening scene, where we're looking at the tile, water moving over it (is it the ocean, is it soapy water from a cleaning maid?), the reflection of a window frame showing a plane leaving for someplace else. That court yard/driveway is where all the crap takes place in that house; from the dog's to the whatever emotional crap the parents bring home.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:36 am    Post subject:

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Watched Roma last night. Visually it was excellent, although I thought in some instances that color would have made the scenes stand out more or add to the 70's era. Overall a touching story.

What was your favorite scene?


Honestly, I liked the opening scene, where we're looking at the tile, water moving over it (is it the ocean, is it soapy water from a cleaning maid?), the reflection of a window frame showing a plane leaving for someplace else. That court yard/driveway is where all the crap takes place in that house; from the dog's to the whatever emotional crap the parents bring home.


That opening shot is a stunner.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:54 pm    Post subject:

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vanexelent wrote:
Watched Roma last night. Visually it was excellent, although I thought in some instances that color would have made the scenes stand out more or add to the 70's era. Overall a touching story.

What was your favorite scene?


Honestly, I liked the opening scene, where we're looking at the tile, water moving over it (is it the ocean, is it soapy water from a cleaning maid?), the reflection of a window frame showing a plane leaving for someplace else. That court yard/driveway is where all the crap takes place in that house; from the dog's to the whatever emotional crap the parents bring home.


That opening shot is a stunner.

Agreed, it's a truly elegant way to introduce and encapsulate the film. I also loved the Fellini homage at the dinner party/fire sequence.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:56 pm    Post subject:

Italian provocateur Pier Paolo Pasolini was born this day in 1922. To commemorate it, I bought his Saló from Criterion (which is having a 24 hour half-off flash sale today: Link)

Saló was Pasolini's last film before he was murdered in 1975. Here's a translation of what had been the long lost final Pasolini interview three days before his death with a Swedish radio station to promote Saló: Mubi
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:24 am    Post subject:

With Chilean director Sebastián Lelio's Gloria Bell (starring Julianne Moore) hitting select theaters this Friday I recommend watching his first English language film, Disobedience, now streaming on Amazon Prime. It's also worth tracking down his back catalogue especially Navidad, A Fantastic Woman, and the original Gloria.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:44 am    Post subject:

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Wesley Morris was on The Daily this morning discussing Green Book. Well worth a listen.


This Green Book end credits song sums up the film perfectly.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:08 am    Post subject:

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Wesley Morris was on The Daily this morning discussing Green Book. Well worth a listen.


This Green Book end credits song sums up the film perfectly.


This made me laugh out loud in my office at an embarrassing volume.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:39 pm    Post subject:

The best films were made in the 70's. However, 1997 - 2007 is, imho, the greatest decade in the history of film.

I'll take your answers off air.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:06 pm    Post subject:

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The best films were made in the 70's. However, 1997 - 2007 is, imho, the greatest decade in the history of film.

I'll take your answers off air.

I don't know that I agree, but watch A Clockwork Orange on Netflix now for one of the truly great, truly surreal, truly timelessly vicious films ever made.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:20 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
vanexelent wrote:
The best films were made in the 70's. However, 1997 - 2007 is, imho, the greatest decade in the history of film.

I'll take your answers off air.

I don't know that I agree, but watch A Clockwork Orange on Netflix now for one of the truly great, truly surreal, truly timelessly vicious films ever made.


Both Godfather flicks were in the 70's, of course.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:54 am    Post subject:

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Baron Von Humongous wrote:
vanexelent wrote:
The best films were made in the 70's. However, 1997 - 2007 is, imho, the greatest decade in the history of film.

I'll take your answers off air.

I don't know that I agree, but watch A Clockwork Orange on Netflix now for one of the truly great, truly surreal, truly timelessly vicious films ever made.


Both Godfather flicks were in the 70's, of course.

Deer Hunter, The Conversation and Apocalypse Now, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, every Hal Ashby and Robert Altman flick...

It's my favorite film decade without even having to leave American soil.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:18 am    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
ChickenStu wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
vanexelent wrote:
The best films were made in the 70's. However, 1997 - 2007 is, imho, the greatest decade in the history of film.

I'll take your answers off air.

I don't know that I agree, but watch A Clockwork Orange on Netflix now for one of the truly great, truly surreal, truly timelessly vicious films ever made.


Both Godfather flicks were in the 70's, of course.

Deer Hunter, The Conversation and Apocalypse Now, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, every Hal Ashby and Robert Altman flick...

It's my favorite film decade without even having to leave American soil.


And this might be cheating, but these four films were released in 1980, meaning that they were probably shot in 1979:

The Shining
Raging Bull
Caddyshack
Airplane
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:24 am    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
ChickenStu wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
vanexelent wrote:
The best films were made in the 70's. However, 1997 - 2007 is, imho, the greatest decade in the history of film.

I'll take your answers off air.

I don't know that I agree, but watch A Clockwork Orange on Netflix now for one of the truly great, truly surreal, truly timelessly vicious films ever made.


Both Godfather flicks were in the 70's, of course.

Deer Hunter, The Conversation and Apocalypse Now, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, every Hal Ashby and Robert Altman flick...

It's my favorite film decade without even having to leave American soil.


And this might be cheating, but these four films were released in 1980, meaning that they were probably shot in 1979:

The Shining
Raging Bull
Caddyshack
Airplane


There was definitely a sweet spot of American cinema that started in the late 60's with films like Easy Rider and spanned a dozen or so years.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:34 am    Post subject:

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Yeah. For example, if you watch Caddyshack, it doesn't feel like an 80's film at all. It feels almost like a counter-culture film, still.
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There was definitely a sweet spot of American cinema that started in the late 60's with films like Easy Rider and spanned a dozen or so years.


Oh, I GOT a helmet...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm_CEmybOjc

Plluhluluhluh-OOON-tang...

There's a poster who thinks the scene below is a stereotype of Southerners. "Another one of elitist Hollywood's attacks on the south. Were any of these three actors real "bikers'? What a laugh. Peter Fonda a biker? Coupled with Deliverance, Hollywood found a new group to mock and make fun of. Another one of elitist Hollywood's attacks on the south. Were any of these three actors real "bikers'? What a laugh. Peter Fonda a biker? Coupled with Deliverance, Hollywood found a new group to mock and make fun of."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqHddcMUF9w
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:48 pm    Post subject:

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DaMuleRules wrote:


There was definitely a sweet spot of American cinema that started in the late 60's with films like Easy Rider and spanned a dozen or so years.


Oh, I GOT a helmet...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm_CEmybOjc

Plluhluluhluh-OOON-tang...

There's a poster who thinks the scene below is a stereotype of Southerners. "Another one of elitist Hollywood's attacks on the south. Were any of these three actors real "bikers'? What a laugh. Peter Fonda a biker? Coupled with Deliverance, Hollywood found a new group to mock and make fun of. Another one of elitist Hollywood's attacks on the south. Were any of these three actors real "bikers'? What a laugh. Peter Fonda a biker? Coupled with Deliverance, Hollywood found a new group to mock and make fun of."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqHddcMUF9w


I have to admit those scenes from those movies kept me out of the south in the mid 70's when i had long hair
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:03 pm    Post subject:

What Hitchcock movies have you not seen that you'd most want to see?

I actually haven't seen Notorious yet.
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There was definitely a sweet spot of American cinema that started in the late 60's with films like Easy Rider and spanned a dozen or so years.


Oh, I GOT a helmet...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm_CEmybOjc

Plluhluluhluh-OOON-tang...

There's a poster who thinks the scene below is a stereotype of Southerners. "Another one of elitist Hollywood's attacks on the south. Were any of these three actors real "bikers'? What a laugh. Peter Fonda a biker? Coupled with Deliverance, Hollywood found a new group to mock and make fun of. Another one of elitist Hollywood's attacks on the south. Were any of these three actors real "bikers'? What a laugh. Peter Fonda a biker? Coupled with Deliverance, Hollywood found a new group to mock and make fun of."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqHddcMUF9w


I have to admit those scenes from those movies kept me out of the south in the mid 70's when i had long hair


If that wasn't enough, the "squeal like a pig" scene from Deliverance would certainly make one never go near the South in a lifetime.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:00 pm    Post subject:

The book, Deliverance, was written by James Dickey professor emeritus of English literature at the University of South Carolina. It was a fairly short book like 250 pages but it took him year's to finish. I am thinking like 20 years. I can imagine it was tuned and honed meticulously. The movie was shot in Tallulah Gorge in North Georgia a lovely spot. I lived there in the 60s and 70s just like everything else in film it was extremely exagerrated.

Edit: Didn't live in Tallulan Gorge but in Georgia, to be clear.
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The book, Deliverance, was written by James Dickey professor emeritus of English literature at the University of South Carolina. It was a fairly short book like 250 pages but it took him year's to finish. I am thinking like 20 years. I can imagine it was tuned and honed meticulously. The movie was shot in Tallulah Gorge in North Georgia a lovely spot. I lived there in the 60s and 70s just like everything else in film it was extremely exagerrated.

Edit: Didn't live in Tallulan Gorge but in Georgia, to be clear.


Obviously, but that doesn't make the content any less unsettling.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:34 pm    Post subject:

Continuing the 70s theme from earlier and touching on Deliverance, it's impressive how many (bleep) up highly regarded movies came out in that decade. I started re-watching A Clockwork Orange since it's streaming on Netflix and I haven't seen it in 15+ years, and boy howdy! that movie is grotesque.
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Continuing the 70s theme from earlier and touching on Deliverance, it's impressive how many (bleep) up highly regarded movies came out in that decade. I started re-watching A Clockwork Orange since it's streaming on Netflix and I haven't seen it in 15+ years, and boy howdy! that movie is grotesque.


Definitely a disturbing film for sure. And I believe I saw they are doing a theatrical rerelease this year.
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Continuing the 70s theme from earlier and touching on Deliverance, it's impressive how many (bleep) up highly regarded movies came out in that decade. I started re-watching A Clockwork Orange since it's streaming on Netflix and I haven't seen it in 15+ years, and boy howdy! that movie is grotesque.


Definitely a disturbing film for sure. And I believe I saw they are doing a theatrical rerelease this year.


My favorite scenes in there are outside of the river sequences. I obviously enjoyed the dueling banjos scene, but the entire beginning including Burt paying for the cars and saying, "Fifty, my ass..." to the indigenous folk, to the trepidation of tenderfoot Voigt. Also, Burt's determination to find the river by himself with no help and the Suthern bways driving alongside him calling him a cityslicker. Also, an overlooked scene at the end when Voigt and Beatty were at the dinner table at the inn and Voigt breaks down and cries at the return to the normalcy around him at the table. He knew he was back to civilization. That scene has been copied various times since, one example being young Nucky Thompson crying at the table of a functional family because he was overwhelmed at the new experience.
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