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Old 06.02.2012, 09:35 AM   #15801
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Yeah, I've also got a thing for 70s urban dereliction. And I know what you mean when you talk about them as sort of 'landscape films'. There's a specific atmosphere to those settings.

I remember as a teenager going to the Scala in Kings Cross, when that area was still really sleazy. I'd never seen a prostitute or a junky before I went to Kings Cross and I'd always love coming out of the cinema after watching something like Maniac or Vigilante to see my own equivalent on the walk back to the station. It's criminal how clean Kings Cross now looks. Along with Soho it used to be my favourite part of London. (Soho's another area that's had much of its soul polished out of it now. Vegetarian options at the Coach & Horses?!?)
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Old 06.02.2012, 10:57 AM   #15802
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Yeah, there are loads of movies from that era which really focused on that seedier side. Besides the ones already mentioned my favourite ones centred on NYC would be Mean Streets; Taxi Driver; Basket Case; Midnight Cowboy; The French Connection and almost anything by Paul Morrissey or Abel Ferrara. A lot of blacksploitation movies from that era also have a lot of that atmosphere.

For a similar sleaziness but from a more European perspective, some Fassbinder and very early Almodovar are great. Also, albeit more recently, Gary Oldman's Nil By Mouth has that atmosphere in spades.

Another great one is the Brazillian film, Pixote.
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Old 06.02.2012, 11:57 AM   #15803
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Old 06.02.2012, 07:13 PM   #15804
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I'm very disappointed that I may never experience things like that in an actual theater.

It is a shame that those kinds of theatres have now pretty much vanished. The great thing about the Scala in particular was that it was really cheap and used to do all-nighters so half the audience would be tramps who'd use the place as a cheap warm shelter or insomniacs just looking to kill time. It was great watching a film like Basket Case surrounded by people who looked like they could've had a part in the film. A genuine grindhouse experience.
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Old 06.02.2012, 08:59 PM   #15805
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I saw this Japanese film called Love Exposure, it's running time is like 5 hrs. Great film.

Also another Japanese film called Confessions. Depressing and ace!
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Old 06.03.2012, 05:10 AM   #15806
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Old 06.03.2012, 10:58 AM   #15807
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a lot of artwork put into this movie
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Awesome shit right here, even the Jarmusch parts. I think I'm gonna back off on hating him so much, despite his goofy haircut and dull pacing in his films. I actually did enjoy Stranger Than Paradise and Dead Man, for what it's worth. It's fun to see Buscemi, Thurston, Kern, Lunch, Nick Zedd, and John Waters all in the same doc.

Also really makes me wanna check out Amos Poe and Eric Mitchell films. I had never even heard of them before.
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Old 06.03.2012, 02:51 PM   #15809
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really makes me wanna check out Amos Poe and Eric Mitchell films. I had never even heard of them before.

I've not seen any of Amos Poe's films but I think you'd really like Mitchell's Underground USA.
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Old 06.03.2012, 04:50 PM   #15810
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I'd only seen bits and pieces of this before. Great to finally watch this in full; a wonderful introspective look into the craft - which is especially helpful when I'm currently in the process of editing myself. Nice big-name cameos, as well.

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This is still easily one of my absolute favorites of John's. I fell in love with this movie when I was about 6 or 7 years old, making it my introduction to the man I'd now (probably) consider my favorite director of all-time.
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Old 06.03.2012, 08:44 PM   #15811
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Three Colours Red

It seems almost cliched to heap praise on Kieslowski but I really do think this is an out and out masterpiece and, for me, his best film. And definitely one of my favourite climaxes (assuming you've also seen Blue and White) of any film I've seen.
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Old 06.03.2012, 09:32 PM   #15812
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Old 06.03.2012, 11:17 PM   #15813
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Its been awhile since I've seen the Three Colors Trilogy, I liked it. I wish Kieslowski had a chance to do his Heaven/Hell/Purgatory trilogy. I haven't seen "Hell", did they ever make it? Did they ever make Purgatory?
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Old 06.04.2012, 01:20 AM   #15814
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The Heaven Hell and Purgatory films were written with the intention that other filmmakers would direct them but as far as I know, nobody's made Purgatory yet. I haven't seen Heaven or Hell. Is Heaven any good?
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Old 06.05.2012, 02:47 AM   #15815
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I thought "Heaven" was good. Its directed by Tom Tykwer who directed "Run Lola Run" and "The Princess and the Warrior". I think given his interest in movies about fate and a couple overcoming obstacles to be together, its right up Tykwer's alley.
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Old 06.05.2012, 08:01 AM   #15816
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7/10

That's one of my fave Fulcis. Although I love the full-on excess of Zombie Flesheaters (as it's known in the UK) I increasingly prefer his more restrained (by his standards) gothic stuff like House by the Cemetery, City of the Living Dead and (his best film for me) The Beyond. I love it when Fulci gets all gloomy.
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Yeah, 'disquieting' is a good way of describing it. And you're right, the spider scene is from The Beyond. I suppose Fulci's reputation is built on those kinds of outre set-pieces but in retrospect I think they often cheapened a lot of his movies - I love The Beyond but have to admit some of the set-pieces, like the one including the spiders, while a lot of fun, is ultimately a bit silly, really. The only film that they really work in for me is Zombie Flesheaters, which never takes itself too seriously from the beginning.
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Old 06.07.2012, 07:24 PM   #15819
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Ok, I think this is my favorite movie of all time. This goes back to what I was saying a few pages ago about the importance of silence and how it's often underappreciated. The opening scene is my favorite scene ever shot. What it did for me is most likely different from Fellini's intentions, I'm not sure. I got the feeling of being surrounded by the impersonal side of people and the pressures of dealing with them. They poke away at you persistently as you try to escape those pressures... as he is evidently trying to escape from something... which culminates in the iconic scene where the guy on the shore pulls the rope as Mastroianni goes flying down towards the ocean. The entire experience of this film is like a dream, and I'm most captivated by this quality in others like La Dolce Vita (my second favorite of his). It's a movie that remains fresh every time you watch it. There is a lot to take in, and it's always a treat to go into it and notice or look at something in a new way.

10/10, a rare one. Perfect.

unfortunately i must spread more butter, etc. but FUCK YES. on eveyr count.

my favorite moment is when he hides under the table like a little kid.

though maybe i like la dolce vita a little more. or no... asa nisi masa!
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Ok, I think this is my favorite movie of all time. This goes back to what I was saying a few pages ago about the importance of silence and how it's often underappreciated. The opening scene is my favorite scene ever shot. What it did for me is most likely different from Fellini's intentions, I'm not sure. I got the feeling of being surrounded by the impersonal side of people and the pressures of dealing with them. They poke away at you persistently as you try to escape those pressures... as he is evidently trying to escape from something... which culminates in the iconic scene where the guy on the shore pulls the rope as Mastroianni goes flying down towards the ocean. The entire experience of this film is like a dream, and I'm most captivated by this quality in others like La Dolce Vita (my second favorite of his). It's a movie that remains fresh every time you watch it. There is a lot to take in, and it's always a treat to go into it and notice or look at something in a new way.

10/10, a rare one. Perfect.

i agree with everything you said, its my favorite movie as well. it is also really funny, something that isnt discussed as much. and for me, my favorite is the last scene (and all of the others) i am a big fan of dance and carnival. the last scene of this movie is basically my favorite "thing" ever, as in favorite film scene favorite music favorite imaginary. just perfect.
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