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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #27620 on: February 22, 2010, 09:25:05 PM »
The Saddest Music in the World

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YAY! Maddin is the best. I love this movie. He is the mad scientist of modern film, mixing 1930's effects and visuals with David Lynch's insanity.

There is not a boring second in his films.  

I loved Careful and Saddest Music and the part of My Winnipeg before the file became corrupted.  What should I go for next?

Archangel is the best one you have not seen. Then I would go for Brand Upon the Brain!

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #27621 on: February 22, 2010, 09:30:10 PM »
The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005) -

I love everything about this film. Most romantic film ever?

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #27622 on: February 22, 2010, 09:30:21 PM »
The Saddest Music in the World

9/10  

YAY! Maddin is the best. I love this movie. He is the mad scientist of modern film, mixing 1930's effects and visuals with David Lynch's insanity.

There is not a boring second in his films.  

I loved Careful and Saddest Music and the part of My Winnipeg before the file became corrupted.  What should I go for next?

Archangel is the best one you have not seen. Then I would go for Brand Upon the Brain!

Don't miss The Heart of the World!

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #27623 on: February 22, 2010, 09:31:16 PM »
Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975)

2001 is a movie of lengthy scenes and large gaps. You spend 10 minutes watching people stand around a monolith and then bam you're somewhere near Jupiter, who knows how many years later. It's an interesting way to tell a story. Each long scene is filled with things to wonder at and behold, and the separations between them are as wide as continuity will allow. Barry Lyndon is a different type of story but told in similar way. And like 2001 it's a great film.

Along with Goodfellas and Amadeus it's one of the best rise and fall stories I've seen on film. I'd have the three of them on a podium together, though, I don't quite know who'd get what medal. Amadeus gold, Goodfellas silver, and Barry Lyndon bronze probably.

I revisited Barry Lyndon to find out if it indeed deserved its position on my top 100. It may move up or down a few positions but it's there to stay.


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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #27624 on: February 22, 2010, 09:59:52 PM »
The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005) -

I love everything about this film. Most romantic film ever?

That would be Bright Star?

As you well remember I was one of the very first champions of that film here, and it is very romantic. But I would still rank this one higher.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #27625 on: February 22, 2010, 10:48:59 PM »
The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005) -

I love everything about this film. Most romantic film ever?

That would be Bright Star?

As you well remember I was one of the very first champions of that film here, and it is very romantic. But I would still rank this one higher.

It all comes down to dead boy or dead girl. Upwards shots of trees or fields of flowers... it's a tough one.

How true. They are much more similar than I originally thought. Both gorgeous and both extremely romantic.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #27626 on: February 22, 2010, 10:50:05 PM »


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Dir/DoP Ron Fricke

The first time I saw this was when my first cinematography mentor, an older student at UNCSA, bought an Asian Bootleg of it because he couldn't get a legit copy even through Amazon.  We were huge Baraka enthusiasts so this was special.  I later found a legit copy in Borders, years later though.  

This certainly feels like a dry run for Baraka, but that's not a bad thing.  This film was an experiment.  A shot in the dark, as much as one can be for a master craftsman.  He designed and helped machine his own IMAX camera capable of doing complex time lapse photography, something that every IMAX film does today.  At the time it was a do or die mission of beauty, and in theory a fairly simple task.  Each time lapse sequence is done like stop motion, only instead of moving characters on a miniature set, Fricke and co. allow nature to take its course and frame it in interesting and striking ways.  Then the up the ante by moving the camera through these strange and beautiful evironments.

My only qualms with this film is its length (approx. 45min, at the time IMAX and OMNIMAX films couldn't run much longer) and the use/over use of step processing, a technique I've only warmed to on five or less occasions.  Still, personal problems aside, this is a masterpiece that should be reveled in.  Its a mediative film that uses a beautiful synth score and stunning imagery to free your mind for 45 minutes.  No drugs needed.

The Blu Ray was gorgeous, a must own for HD/Home Theatre enthusiasts.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #27627 on: February 22, 2010, 10:51:09 PM »
Eyes Without a Face


O my freakin' gawd. What's he doing with that knife. Stop it! Stop it now! Gaaaah!!!

Maybe I'm just a big wussy but seriously, this is freaky. The whole idea, the way it's executed, that creepy mask and the fact that the scenes just keep going and going and going and you just want them to stop. I really wish I didn't know about it going on so I'm not saying more than that. See it unless you're a total pansy like me.


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Where to start? This film is just utterly ridiculous. It's got like twenty colors in each shot, an overbearing score and a heavy editing style. So it's kinda awful in a way. But there's something so entertaining about how overindulgent the picture is. I mean horror is all about embracing all that kind of stuff so why not just go all out? I can appreciate that and it makes for a more entertaining film even though a lot of the ridiculousness undermines what should be brilliantly tense horror scenes.

And the opening fifteen minutes is just gleefully fun even though I knew all the beats.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #27628 on: February 22, 2010, 10:52:35 PM »
Where to start? This film is just utterly ridiculous.

Yes! Yes! So great.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #27629 on: February 22, 2010, 10:54:08 PM »
Where to start? This film is just utterly ridiculous.

Yes! Yes! So great.
You know as I was watching this I was thinking, "roujin would love this."