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Re: 1SO vs. the 00s Rebuttal Marathon - Coming This Summer
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2010, 05:53:49 PM »
What? Both of those animated films are fantastic, and one is maybe even better than Mr. Fox, which is high praise indeed.

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Re: 1SO vs. the 00s Rebuttal Marathon - Coming This Summer
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2010, 11:30:03 PM »
With little persuasion needed I am adding Lagaan to the marathon.  And I love movies that humanize immoral characters so I'm now adding The Woodsman as well.  (Both credited to Bondo.)

Have you seen:

Kung-fu Hustle - I own the Blu-Ray, would easily fall between 101 and 125

Lars and the Real Girl - I liked where the film ultimately went, but it was far too precious in parts, especially in the first 10min.

Melinda & Melinda - Dull and Duller

Notes on a Scandal - Might be worth a 2nd look.  Loved the performances (especially Dench who's a WOW!), but found it to be a highbrow version of a sleazy novella.  More of a guilty pleasure.  Would have liked more depth.

Vera Drake - This might be worth trying to persuade me.  I'm really not a fan of Mike Leigh, but I liked Happy-Go-Lucky and I really like Imelda Staunton.  Here's my problem... Mike Leigh doesn't know how to edit a scene.  His scenes tend to begin when the first character enters the room and doesn't end until the last character leaves.  Topsy-Turvy really ticked me off because there was a good movie inside the 160m of uncut footage.  So, convince me that the story of Vera Drake is worth the 125min running time and I'll add it to the list.

What? Both of those animated films are fantastic, and one is maybe even better than Mr. Fox, which is high praise indeed.
This is talking at me, which isn't convincing me of anything.

And Dear God did I hate ATHFCMFFT.

What about Man Push Cart?  I liked Chop Shop and really liked Goodbye Solo.  Do you think I might like Man Push Cart the best?
And you're the big Satoshi Kon fan.
I still think Perfect Blue is his best film, though Paprika is really good.  I liked Millennium Actress okay and never saw Tokyo Godfathers.  Perfect Blue is from the 90's, but which of his other films should I watch or rewatch.  And more importantly, why would I like it so much.

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Re: 1SO vs. the 00s Rebuttal Marathon - Coming This Summer
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2010, 12:28:18 AM »
How about Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs. I just rewatched it and it was totally charming.
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Re: 1SO vs. the 00s Rebuttal Marathon - Coming This Summer
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2010, 12:40:25 AM »
How about Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs. I just rewatched it and it was totally charming.
I know some people like this one, but does it really have Top 100 potential?

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Re: 1SO vs. the 00s Rebuttal Marathon - Coming This Summer
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2010, 01:42:04 AM »
With little persuasion needed I am adding Lagaan to the marathon.  And I love movies that humanize immoral characters so I'm now adding The Woodsman as well.  (Both credited to Bondo.)

Woohoo. Between these two and Children of Men (not credited to me but as my #1 of the decade I certainly am pulling for it), I'm hoping I'll get at least one that cracks the list.

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Re: 1SO vs. the 00s Rebuttal Marathon - Coming This Summer
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2010, 02:06:16 AM »
Can you tell me if you watched these films:

The Return (Vozvrasheniya not the crappy horror movie)
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Re: 1SO vs. the 00s Rebuttal Marathon - Coming This Summer
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2010, 02:16:49 AM »
How about Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs. I just rewatched it and it was totally charming.
I know some people like this one, but does it really have Top 100 potential?

It would be in my top 100. It's that fun. Silly. But fun. Just sayin.
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Re: 1SO vs. the 00s Rebuttal Marathon - Coming This Summer
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2010, 09:26:32 AM »
How about Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs. I just rewatched it and it was totally charming.
I know some people like this one, but does it really have Top 100 potential?

Probably not, or hopefully not. It's way pretty, but those voice actors are killers. It plays with Speed Racer sensibilities except without the charm of that film.

And if you haven't watched Man Push Cart you probably should, but I'm puzzled as to why you enjoy Chop Shop and Solo but don't care for George Washington. It's likely not as good as Chop Shop, but the pacing and performances are way better than Solo, along with the the overall story and ideas that Bahrani is addressing. You don't become the best young filmmaker by making bad films, though. You should also watch that "Plastic Bag" short film I posted in the short films thread. It becomes mighty beautiful mighty quickly.

I love Tokyo Godfathers, it's Kon's weakest film, but when you're the best animated director ever that's not really a bad thing. Paprika is his second best film. It's better than Millennium Actress anyhow, though roujin would not agree. Though I wouldn't really guess you'd care for either Perfect Blue or Paprika, so I don't know about this one. One time you should take the time to watch Paranoia Agent though since it's like Perfect Blue and Paprika except even more intense and fully fleshed out since it's a TV show.

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Re: 1SO vs. the 00s Rebuttal Marathon - Coming This Summer
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2010, 09:30:02 AM »
Can you tell me if you watched these films:

The Return (Vozvrasheniya not the crappy horror movie)
Noi
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I know little about The Return.

Somebody fairly new to the forum (Darci?) has been going on about Noi, but I haven't seen it.

Not a big Guy Maddin fan.  Love his short "The Heart of The World".  Seem to tire of his style quickly in long form. Seen Saddest Music and Brand Upon The Brain, both of which I wanted to end about 30min in.  I respect him a lot, but I don't care for the films.
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Re: 1SO vs. the 00s Rebuttal Marathon - Coming This Summer
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2010, 02:13:54 PM »
George Washington reminds me of another Highly Acclaimed film I didn't embrace called Killer of Sheep.  It's creation of reality is superb, but I didn't get absorbed into its world, nor did I enjoy watching it go by.  This is a typical debate about acting and performance, but I'll take memorable characters over entirely realistic ones 9 time out of 10.  (A Few Good Men >> The Bicycle Thief).

I love Perfect Blue, and had it been released this past decade it would probably crack my Top 100.  Paprika I liked a lot, but not enough to consider it at this time for Top 100 status.  And if Tokyo Godfathers is Kon's weakest film, I won't be adding that one either.

I will however be adding Man Push Cart (FLYmeatwad).