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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby human germ » Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:10 am

Carl: thanks for the heads up. i imagine that netflix has only the edited version. which is fine with me, because nudity makes me feel very uncomfortable. for all my left of center political leanings, i am truly victorian when it comes to bein' nekkid...
but i'll know for sure if the one i've rented will be nudity free when i do view the dvd.
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby Buck's Student » Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:51 pm

Ghost
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby Carl » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:16 pm

Ghost was , I believe, # 1 on the 'top 10 Bardo Movies' list at amazon.com. One of my wife's faves.
IE was also down there somewhere.
OT:Kate and Leopold, good cast and direction, bit soppy. There was really little need to dress Jackman so 'resplendently', as his acting would have carried the day in any event.
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby human germ » Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:40 pm

am renting the 90's tv series from netflix, 'my so called life'. i adore shows like these and am a huge fan of the original degrassi jr high and degrassi high series. not so much a fan of the later incarnation in the 2000's, but did find them riveting nonetheless.
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby gavriloP » Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:58 pm

I just watched Kieslowski's Three colors: Blue first time in many years and it was still as beautiful as ever. It is very straight forward moving film but still haunting. And now that it's Europe ideology isn't so acute, I can watch it in a different light. It was refreshing.

And Human germ, have you seen Freaks and Geeks? I think it was marvelous high school TV drama series, but of course they cancelled it :(
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby Buck's Student » Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:42 pm

I am going to watch Rules of Attraction, again, but still have to finish Inland.
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby gavriloP » Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:36 pm

Hey you student of Buck! ;)

If you are watching IE then drop everything else and really give it the space it needs! It is the most mindblowing film Lynch has ever done! It is just plain hard!
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby Mb3 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:27 am

Last night I finallly had the chance to watch Audition on dvd. I'm surprised because I didn't expect it to be as good as it was.
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby Buck's Student » Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:59 am

gavriloP wrote:Hey you student of Buck! ;)

If you are watching IE then drop everything else and really give it the space it needs! It is the most mindblowing film Lynch has ever done! It is just plain hard!

I finished it last night. It is the most bizarre Lynch movie ever. I really enjoyed it, but I can't figure any of it out.
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby Carl » Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:51 am

The fun of IE, for me, is in the way it is loose enough to open the mind to speculation( one of the useful qualities of art) and yet strongly enough structured that we can sense, even before we can articulate, its cohesion.
OT: Excaliber, the most faithful ( which ain't saying much) adaptation of Malory's Morte d'Arthur.
a staggeringly brilliant production on all levels. They had the good taste to simply use Wagner's music, instead of composing psuedo-wagnerian stuff. ( and Carl Orff; this is where I first heard O Fortuna.) The acting is wonderful. There is humor witout camp; splendid naked women;stunning cinematography...the complete catalog.
True, the sight of all these 'dark ages' warriors running around in 13th Century armor 24/7 is anachronistic, but this is a fairy-tale, after all.
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby Buck's Student » Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:11 pm

Excalibur is a great film.
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby human germ » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:39 am

carl- the wagner score to that movie sounds gorgeous indeed. though i'll pass on the naked women...

It is the most bizarre Lynch movie ever. I really enjoyed it, but I can't figure any of it out.


indeed. this is how i have felt when viewing most of lynch's movies. however, i didn't have trouble understanding twin peaks/fwwm, or even eraserhead. i love the set design on any movie i've seen; i enjoy his love of period and vintage. as well as the lighting which makes use of a lot of darkness. but, beyond that, i am always befuddled.
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby Buck's Student » Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:27 am

human germ wrote:carl- the wagner score to that movie sounds gorgeous indeed. though i'll pass on the naked women...

It is the most bizarre Lynch movie ever. I really enjoyed it, but I can't figure any of it out.


indeed. this is how i have felt when viewing most of lynch's movies. however, i didn't have trouble understanding twin peaks/fwwm, or even eraserhead. i love the set design on any movie i've seen; i enjoy his love of period and vintage. as well as the lighting which makes use of a lot of darkness. but, beyond that, i am always befuddled.

Inland is the first to give me too much trouble. Eraserhead was never a great mystery to me either, and it was my first Lynch film.
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby Carl » Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:13 am

The Children Of Huang Shi
Epic and sentimental. Recreates in a lavish fashion the 'rape of Nanking'and features some location shots on the 'silk road'.
I'm starting to recognize some of the scenery in China where they film a lot. The Painted Veil must have been filmed near the gorges along the river. ( I'm a big fan of Maugham, film adaptations and the novels; someone should do a faithful miniseries of Of Human Bondage, as none of the 3 I've seen tell very much of the story.)
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby human germ » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:12 am

...miniseries of Of Human Bondage...


oh, that'd be wonderful indeed. i enjoyed that book so much. lol, i recall hearing on a 'leave it to beaver' episode, the beav pronouncing that author's name as ' mogham' instead of, of course, 'maum'. i'm a huge fan of the beav, btw...
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