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Fucking Åmål - Lukas Moodysson (1998)

 

 

 

Agnes is 16 years can't fit in to her small town and hopeless in love with Elin who has a longer way to get in terms with herself.

 

This is a movie that is beautiful and true - in parts, and in other parts so artificial and out of touch. The dialogue is sometimes so helpless grow up, no kids talk like that. But in some scenes, when Agnes and Elin is alone, the dialogue and filming feel so free.Then it is just touching pureness.

 

The movie is made in a dogme fashion, with handheld camera, no artificial light, grainy pictures and jump cuts. For the most parts it works.

I like it. The touching moment balancing the cheesy one. Even though the moral of this movie is so-and-so; happiness and end to suppression is not achieved by finding a girl/boy-friend in my book. But in Hollywood it is tangled up in candy floss.

 

Moodyssons best movie is so fare Lilja 4 ever, where he doesn't try to be so positive and shows life in it's ugliness.


Edited by Roy Al - 4/13/16 at 2:00pm
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Enjoyed the storyline and the character development of the main character.

 

Not as enjoyable watching on a small screen, as some of the long shots don't look so good.

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Been wanting to see this for a bit. Great flick if you're into martial arts and wing chun in particular. Not as good as 1 of course, but far better than 2. Good stuff.
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Not watching Aliens is a suckers move.

Totally different film with a totally different vibe.
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How I wish I could watch Aliens for the first time again. Then, back in the days when I did, it was just awesome. Edge of your seat, total immersion stuff. Some cheasy moments feat. Bill and Newt could be changed but otherwise 10/10 for me.
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still 10/10 for me, hard to find sci-fi movie that beats it. It's in Matrix and Empire Strikes Back category, you can't do sci-fi any better.
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The Adventures of Tintin - Steven Speilberg (2011)

 

 

 

Clever animation and high speed from the entertainment division. Lot of noise, but then this is kid's stuff. And a lot of humor. Produced by Peter Jackson, can feel his spirit from King Kong here and there, but it's more like Indiana Jones than Lord of the rings. 

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@Roy Al

In case it hasn't become blatantly obvious by now, people are saying you should/ought to/have to/must watch the bloody film (Aliens, in case that wasn't clear) or...



(The latter part is more in jest than serious and because I long waited for an apt opportunity to use this gif. Still...)
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PS: You have watched Blade Runner, I assume/hope?
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PS: You have watched Blade Runner, I assume/hope?

 

I have indeed. Twice. Years ago, and I remember I liked the ambience at the post-apocalyptical city where even the weather is out of control. Also remember I thought it was more style than content, and that the ending was unbelievable naive.

 

And I will put Aliens on my watchlist, some day I will watch it.

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Blade Runner was ground breaking in many aspects and quoted in many films to come (Japanese Manga, Akira, GITS, ...). Not an expert on all 7 versions but yep, the ending could probably be seen as fairy tale-ish. Well, it features unicorns and robots in 1982 no less. wink.gif And it's really open ended.

As for Aliens, from some WAYWT posts I take it you have a decent sound system (home cinema?). Wait for nightfall, close the shutters and turn up the volume. Best watched alone.
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Went to the Grammy screening of this in LA a couple weeks ago … Cheadle did Q&A afterwards … great flick. (full disclosure: I'm a big-time Miles junkie)
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Went to the Grammy screening f this in LA a couple weeks ago … Cheadle did Q&A afterwards … great flick. (full disclosure I'm a big-time Miles junkie)

Join the club...my son is named Miles.

Looking forward to its opening.
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@DeSense

It's hi-fi, and I don't have strong nerves, but grumpy neighbors. Need to have sound at decent level in between vacations, since gear also works well on movies.

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I have indeed. Twice. Years ago, and I remember I liked the ambience at the post-apocalyptical city where even the weather is out of control. Also remember I thought it was more style than content, and that the ending was unbelievable naive.

Blade Runner is one of my favourite movies (though I only own 5 of the versions). It sounds like you saw one of the '82 cinematic releases which had a rather tacky happy end slapped on (using left over outdoor scenes shot by Kubrick for The Shining). The unicorn didn't show up until 10 years after in the so called Director's Cut, spelling out Ridley's take on whether Deckard is a replicant or not (until then, this was left ambiguous). Bad move, IMO. Also, the earlier versions had the Marlowe'ish narration by Ford, which it seems no one likes. Especially at the time, I thought it gave the movie a nice noir'ish vibe, but now I just as well watch a version without it.

The version I would recommend for you is The final Cut from 2007. It's the only real directors cut, and probably the easiest to track down now.
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And I will put Aliens on my watchlist, some day I will watch it.

Definitely watch Aliens. Personally I prefer Alien (and I think it holds up better), but Aliens should not be missed. They are very different movies too. Where the first one is more of an intimate scary movie, the second is a roller coaster through a shooting gallery. Some great 80's style one-liners too.
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