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#31 AiO

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 04:52 AM

I don't think you'll be disappointed--just don't expect the fireworks of Apocalypse Now or the opera of The Godfather. It's a film in a completely different register. Great, great movie. It also has one of my favorite musical scores of all time--really haunting.

Check out Buffalo 66 too while you're at it. Take a look at this trailer and tell me it isn't one of the best ever cut.
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 01:46 AM

Funny you mention Buffalo 66. A buddy gave me a stack of obscure and indie films to watch, and Buffalo 66 was one of them.

As a matter of fact, I got on here to recommend a different one from that stack. If you all haven't seen Winter Passing, you should go find a copy somewhere. Maybe the rental stores will have it. Netflix probably does. It made me fall in love with Zooey Deschanel all over again too (HG2G).
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 08:23 AM

Pan's Labrynth
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 10:55 AM

Been hittin' Young Frankenstein pretty hard in the last few days; last night was Kurosawa's Hidden Fortress.
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 12:20 PM

Showgirls: The unrated version?

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 02:35 PM

"Naked" by Mike Leigh (one of my favorite directors). David Thewlis's performance as Johnny is classic. Although I have watched many women leave the room during this film.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 06:06 PM

Brutal movie. And brilliant.


I'm about to pop in Godard's Contempt and give it another watch before we tackle it in class this week. I'm thinking that Meadow of Love may pair well with Brigitte Bardot.
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Posted 03 October 2009 - 08:19 PM

Brutal movie. And brilliant.

really? I was not impressed. Me and the wife were bored stiff.





  
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Posted 04 October 2009 - 06:45 AM

Truly. But I'm a sucker for British/UK social realism--Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Lynne Ramsay, Andrea Arnold, etc.--going all the way back to the early '60s "kitchen sink" stuff.

I find Naked fascinating mostly because of the protagonist. I'm always interested when a movie puts a thoroughly unsympathetic--in this case, downright despicable--character in the lead role. It's like a game--it challenges to our tendency/desire to identify with the "hero" of the film--but (at the risk of sounding totally pretentious) I think that it also teaches us something about humanity, both ours and Johnny's.

For an interesting contrast to Naked, check out Mike Leigh's last movie, Happy-Go-Lucky. It's protagonist is the exact opposite of Johnny in every respect, but her indefatigably sunny and chipper personality tests the audience in exactly the same way.
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Posted 04 October 2009 - 08:07 AM

Brutal movie. And brilliant.


Indeed!

Thewlis's performance was one of the greatest of all time, in my opinion.

Okay, it was no Daniel Day Lewis in "There Will Be Blood", but it was pretty damned incredible, nonetheless.

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 11:15 AM

The Killer Shrews, starring Festus himself James Best. Mystery Science Theater 3000 did this movie. One of my favorite episodes, but this is just the movie in all it's grandeur.
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Posted 04 October 2009 - 11:20 AM

"The Descent" was greatly intensified with Duplais and Marteau, as was "I Am Legend" and its older brother classic "The Last Man on Earth" with the great Vincent Price,one night recently ... :shock:


I'd go with the older brother (I'd rather almost call it completely nonrelated distant cousing) any day. I am Legend completely destroyed the intent of the book. Last Man stayed true to the book, and it had Vincent Price.

Speaking of The Descent, I saw Pandorum last week. It wasn't what I was expecting at all from the trailer. Not bad. Not life changing. It's very much a cross between The Descent and Event Horizon.
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Posted 04 October 2009 - 11:23 AM

Carpenter really did a good job with The Thing, when I read Chamber's "Who Goes There?", I was really surprised and really impressed at how well he adapted it.


The Thing is one of my all time favorites.

Lynch's Dune is fun to watch with some Montemarte in hand. :twitchsmile:


Lynch's Dune is one of my all time favorites. Echo?
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Posted 04 October 2009 - 11:32 AM

The Killer Shrews, starring Festus himself James Best. Mystery Science Theater 3000 did this movie. One of my favorite episodes, but this is just the movie in all it's grandeur.


YES!!! the big shrews that are obviously dogs! I saw that when I was young enough to seriously dig Godzilla and the blatant dog-ness of the shrews blew me away.

The baldfaced audacity! :laf:
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Posted 04 October 2009 - 07:19 PM

Been hittin' Young Frankenstein pretty hard in the last few days; last night was Kurosawa's Hidden Fortress.


I just saw that recently myself... I got it in a boxed set with Yojimbo, Sanjuro, & The Seven Samurai... Any suggestions for my next Kurosawa film?

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 08:35 PM

Rashomon, baby. Quintessential Kurosawa.(say that 5 times fast when drunk!)
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Posted 05 October 2009 - 03:52 AM

Ikiru. One of the most moving films ever made. Up there with The Seven Samurai as my favorite Kurosawa.

I'm also a big fan of High and Low, a ransom thriller with Toshiro Mifune in the lead.
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Posted 05 October 2009 - 09:38 AM

Throne of Blood has some great imagery in it as well. If you like that sort of thing..
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Posted 05 October 2009 - 03:31 PM

The Killer Shrews, starring Festus himself James Best. Mystery Science Theater 3000 did this movie. One of my favorite episodes, but this is just the movie in all it's grandeur.


YES!!! the big shrews that are obviously dogs! I saw that when I was young enough to seriously dig Godzilla and the blatant dog-ness of the shrews blew me away.
The baldfaced audacity! :laf:


I still remember that 50 gal barrel's raggedly cut square viewing window with a long fang hung up on its edge,trying to get in.. :shock:

Another jewel classic is "Panic in the Year Zero" with Ray Milland finding a place to hide his
50's family when enroute to go camping ,(a nuke hits LA behind them)...great panic scenes like throwing gasoline out and trying to cross the main LA escape drag with the family trailer in tow!
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Posted 05 October 2009 - 05:07 PM

Truly. But I'm a sucker for British/UK social realism--Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Lynne Ramsay, Andrea Arnold, etc.--going all the way back to the early '60s "kitchen sink" stuff.

I find Naked fascinating mostly because of the protagonist. I'm always interested when a movie puts a thoroughly unsympathetic--in this case, downright despicable--character in the lead role. It's like a game--it challenges to our tendency/desire to identify with the "hero" of the film--but (at the risk of sounding totally pretentious) I think that it also teaches us something about humanity, both ours and Johnny's.

For an interesting contrast to Naked, check out Mike Leigh's last movie, Happy-Go-Lucky. It's protagonist is the exact opposite of Johnny in every respect, but her indefatigably sunny and chipper personality tests the audience in exactly the same way.


We need to talk film my friend, "En Ra Ha"!!!

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 05:16 PM

Yuppers, that Scott was a major fruit bat, alright.

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 05:49 PM

We need to talk film my friend, "En Ra Ha"!!!


As Brando once said: Whatcha got?
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Posted 05 October 2009 - 06:23 PM

Another jewel classic is "Panic in the Year Zero" with Ray Milland finding a place to hide his
50's family when enroute to go camping ,(a nuke hits LA behind them)...great panic scenes like throwing gasoline out and trying to cross the main LA escape drag with the family trailer in tow!
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I actually watched it about 2 weeks ago. I saw it in a double feature with Last Man on Earth at walmart for 5 bucks. Had to get it. I also liked Throne of Blood. But yeah, only if you're into that Shakespeare stuff.
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Posted 05 October 2009 - 07:35 PM

Absinthe, House M.D. and a little medical knowledge makes for a great night.
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Posted 05 October 2009 - 07:50 PM

Another jewel classic is "Panic in the Year Zero" with Ray Milland finding a place to hide his
50's family when enroute to go camping ,(a nuke hits LA behind them)...great panic scenes like throwing gasoline out and trying to cross the main LA escape drag with the family trailer in tow!
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I actually watched it about 2 weeks ago. I saw it in a double feature with Last Man on Earth at walmart for 5 bucks. Had to get it. I also liked Throne of Blood. But yeah, only if you're into that Shakespeare stuff.

Millands "The Man with the X-Ray Eyes"was rather disturbing, also I wonder if his "The Lost Weekend" had been about Absinthe, instead of whiskey ,what the critics would have thought.. :g:
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Posted 05 October 2009 - 08:23 PM

I watched Miracle Mile a few weeks ago while sipping some absinthe.




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Posted 06 October 2009 - 09:59 PM

Although it's not a movie, I got into a habit of watching Battlestar Galactica while drinking Duplais Balance. So much so that when I see an episode I can kind of taste the absinthe.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 06:46 PM

:twitchsmile: Another Absinthe classic:Bradbury's "The Illustrated Man",with Rod Steiger and Claire Bloom...intense short stories with a recurring theme of "the conflict of the cold mechanics of technology and the psychology of people" all tied to different tattoo "illustrations" on a tortured individual..
Great Absinthe Movie! :thumbup:
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Posted 07 October 2009 - 07:19 PM

Imagine how many glasses you could louche in The Long Rain!



Brings a different kind of meaning to the dead leaf look though... :thumbdown:

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 04:44 AM

So I was thinking:

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There seems to be a goodly number of horror/sci-fi movie fans here and tis the season for these kinds of movies. What are you planning to watch around Halloween (with glass in hand, of course)?

I love watching silent horror/fantasy films this time of the year, but we've pretty much covered that ground (I couldn't resist throwing in one last shout-out to Conrad Veidt in The Man Who Laughs, though--you've seen this one, right buddha?).

So what else? Personally, I'm also a sucker for black & white gothic Italian horror movies from the 1960s: Black Sunday, Castle of Blood, Nightmare Castle. Pretty much anything with Barbara Steele in it.

How about you?
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