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Re: Top 100: oldkid
« Reply #100 on: January 16, 2019, 02:31:19 PM »
I think we usually call them one set or one location movies.

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Re: Top 100: oldkid
« Reply #101 on: January 16, 2019, 03:56:38 PM »
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Re: Top 100: oldkid
« Reply #102 on: January 16, 2019, 05:22:04 PM »
Bottle episode?

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Re: Top 100: oldkid
« Reply #103 on: January 16, 2019, 05:36:14 PM »
Yeah, all of those can fit depending on the circumstances. Huis-clos kind of carries a sense of claustrophobia, but not necessarily (obviously Gosford Park isn't particularly claustrophobic).
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Re: Top 100: oldkid
« Reply #104 on: January 16, 2019, 07:29:42 PM »
I can certainly agree with not appreciating the final 20 minutes as much as the rest of the film.  It's as if Altman said, "This has been good, but let's wrap it up!" and a number of endings are presented. But the "Upstairs Downstairs" drama is a favorite of mine, and the class consciousness is so very much wrapped up in the plot in these shows.  This particular presentation is less a pleasure because of the murder mystery, but because of the cast.  Everyone is brilliant, spot on, enjoyable to watch.  Frankly, I'd prefer that Gosford Park did become a TV show, and I certainly recognize Downton as a follow up.  Now that I've seen Downton, I need to re-watch Gosford to compare.

How many Altman films did/could become TV shows?  MASH, Nashville, McCabe and Mrs Miller?
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Re: Top 100: oldkid
« Reply #105 on: January 16, 2019, 11:36:43 PM »
I have slightly updated my Top 100 Movies I Wish Everyone Would Watch and that is the list I want to use. 
I keep meaning to mention this is a great idea... and I will be stealing it. Rather than offer up my monster list of favorites, I've created two lists for people to choose from, 120(ish) classic films I would love to discuss and for those who prefer something modern, a rough draft of my Top 100 of this decade.

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Re: Top 100: oldkid
« Reply #106 on: January 17, 2019, 02:52:59 AM »
I have slightly updated my Top 100 Movies I Wish Everyone Would Watch and that is the list I want to use. 
I keep meaning to mention this is a great idea... and I will be stealing it. Rather than offer up my monster list of favorites, I've created two lists for people to choose from, 120(ish) classic films I would love to discuss and for those who prefer something modern, a rough draft of my Top 100 of this decade.

Nice!
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Re: Top 100: oldkid
« Reply #107 on: January 17, 2019, 05:08:57 AM »
How many Altman films did/could become TV shows?  MASH, Nashville, McCabe and Mrs Miller?
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Re: Top 100: oldkid
« Reply #108 on: January 22, 2019, 04:06:15 AM »
The House Is Black (Forugh Farrokhzad, 1963)

This was a terrible movie to watch. It kinda felt like a sharper, more poignant version of Freaks. The film's technical flaws don't take a way a single bit of how the material content affect you. Knowing that some people still live under circumstances that remind of those in this movie make me want to cry. The Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, the starving children in Yemen, the people of Western Sahara, Aleppo.... The world is such an unfair place. Sigh.
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Re: Top 100: oldkid
« Reply #109 on: January 24, 2019, 09:19:30 AM »
The House Is Black (Forugh Farrokhzad, 1963)

This was a terrible movie to watch. It kinda felt like a sharper, more poignant version of Freaks. The film's technical flaws don't take a way a single bit of how the material content affect you. Knowing that some people still live under circumstances that remind of those in this movie make me want to cry. The Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, the starving children in Yemen, the people of Western Sahara, Aleppo.... The world is such an unfair place. Sigh.

Note that I also have Freaks on my list.  Do you consider this 'despair porn', or does it have anything beside that to recommend it?
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