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Thread: Wot films are you watching?
25-10-2013, 09:05 PM #1721
The Great Gatsby - Really intriguing. First thing its probably the most gorgeous film I think I have seen since Life of Pi, just truly breath taking and it fits the story with all the rich people going about. This I think has been much maligned of having the style of rich parties but no substance but I think that is rubbish, its quite a unhappy and bleak tale really and I think it shows that well. Underneath the glam and glitz there's a lot of depressed looks, and creepy imagery that gives you a sense that this is not all going well really. Especially those eyes on the billboard, that was the creepiest imagery i think ive ever seen and i really don't know why. It was quite intriguing and I thought the character of Gatsby was very well done by Leonardo Di Caprio who definitely has the charm for it but also able to get the most emotional moments as well. Had a hard time gauging Toby Magires character to be honest he seems just to be...there seeing all this stuff its kind of like if you took him out not much would change really...i guess he is an audience surrogate but you kind of don't need a narrator for cinema really the camera can be the audience. Anyway I think this is a great film and it actually made me want to read the book which I think as adaptations go is probably a great thing.
27-10-2013, 02:38 AM #1722
Man of Steel. Well, that was certainly ... something. I kept forgetting I was watching it, which sums it up fairly well, I think.
Also, I'm admittedly not that familiar with Superman, but I never knew they had dragons on Krypton.
28-10-2013, 02:24 AM #1723
I watched both The Naked Prey and Apocalypto. The Naked Prey is simply a relic from the past. A polished relic, but a relic nonetheless. Apocalypto, its spiritual sequel, is really the "Chase Movie to end all chase movies". Amazing visuals, some neat camera tricks and the acting didn't detract from the experience. Really enjoyable to watch.
Apocalypto is similar to Gravity in which is nearly plotless. It's pure art, it has no other pretensions other than to be pretty pictures. Amazingly pretty pictures.
I also saw The Shining and its is gut-wrenching. It's psychological horror in the true sense, and the scariest part isn't the axe swinging. I had never seen such vivid portrayal of domestic abuse.
What I saw was a intellectual brutalising his "simpleton" wife for the heck of it and not recognizing(or rationalizing away) the fact he was outsmarted by his child and other "simpletons". When she's near mental breakdown he just goes berserk, instead of reacting like the supposed high-minded balanced human being he was.
How I wished this stuff was supernatural...
28-10-2013, 10:30 PM #1724It's pure art, it has no other pretensions other than to be pretty pictures. Amazingly pretty pictures.
I actually think its a bit more then that I think you can show that to any film school person and say heres how you make the simplest of motivations and a time clock on them really really work without any sort of dialogue.
28-10-2013, 11:55 PM #1725
29-10-2013, 03:52 AM #1726
TCM in America is running this documentary series on the history of film. I haven't been watching the documentary itself, but what's awesome is that for 24 hours after they show each episode they show a bunch of the movies discussed in each episode. So I've been DVRing and watching shitloads of silent films. In the past couple months I've seen The Crowd, The Passion of Joan of Arc, Nanook of the North, City Lights, Safety Last, The Goddess, Haxan, and Greed. I've pretty much just been watching silent films lately.
The documentary is just moving into the 1960s and 1970s now so I have a bunch of movies I've always meant to see from that era, but haven't gotten around to, set to DVR.
29-10-2013, 01:26 PM #1727
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31-10-2013, 11:02 AM #1729
I saw Filth last night which is excellent. It's a book by Ervine Welsh, of Trainspotting fame, it's about a rather dysfunctional copper in Edinburgh and his slow breakdown from mental illness. For American readers The Filth is British slang for her majesty's constabulary, ie the police.
It's very good, James MacAvoy puts in a great performance and if anyone can still catch it I'd really recommend it.
31-10-2013, 11:22 AM #1730
31-10-2013, 11:24 AM #1731
Oh man, just wait until you've seen Ran."Reason is the madness of the strongest"
31-10-2013, 12:35 PM #1732
Yojimbo is probably my favourite Kurosawa film of those I've seen (disclaimer: I can't as of yet include Ran on this list). Fistful of Dollars is good but just doesn't compare. Although For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly are both much better then the first film in the trilogy.
(And although not directly related, Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West is an absolute masterpiece.)
31-10-2013, 12:42 PM #1733
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31-10-2013, 10:44 PM #1735
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That guy isn't "that guy" he's goddamn Charles Bronson. :(
And yes, Once Upon a Time in West is one of the best (and manliest) movies ever made.
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01-11-2013, 01:06 AM #1736
Just saw THE CONJURING,and it was awesome! I really like this producer,insidious was already a good movie,same with first saw and now this. Can't wait for insidious 2!
Other then that after conjuring i started watching mad max 1 for 15th time xD AND ITS STILL AWESOME IIUIUIUIUIUI... I take the lives of a few to protect the lives of many. I commit acts of war to preserve the greater peace. I take no joy in killing, but make no mistake; I'll do what needs to be done. Because it's my job. It's my duty. My name is Sam Fisher, and I am a Splinter Cell.
01-11-2013, 03:21 PM #1737
03-11-2013, 09:50 PM #1738
Went to see the new Thor movie today. Great movie. Easily one of the best in the series of the Marvel cinematic line."Halo is designed to make the player think "I look like that, I am macho sitting in my undies with my xbox""
04-11-2013, 12:17 AM #1739
04-11-2013, 12:35 PM #1740
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Once Upon A Time In The West is easily one of my most favourite Westerns ever. That opening sequence... Last film I watched was.... Season of the Witch!Not as bad as I thought it would be, especially since its a Nicholas Cage movie. Infact, it suprised me because he actually seemed to act through out... hell, he showed emotion in one scene!