9 Kick Ass Foreign Films Every Guy Should See

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  1. gdl203

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    Happy Together may be too much of a "guy flick" for you, if you know what I mean...
     


  2. MetroStyles

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    Happy Together may be too much of a "guy flick" for you, if you know what I mean...

    I don't. Please go on.
     


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    n the Mood is generally considered his best (or top 2) but for most average guys it moves too slowly and everything is implied, subtle.

    How does it compare to Chungking Express?
     


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    I don't. Please go on.

    ♂ + ♂
     


  5. MetroStyles

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    How does it compare to Chungking Express?

    Completely different type of film. Chungking Express moves fast and you learn a lot about characters in a hurry. Especially because it's really two mini-films.

    In the Mood for Love moves much slower and focuses on only two characters throughout. It is quite subtle and definitely goes a lot deeper into the characters' emotions than Chungking. I did not like it nearly as much as Chungking, personally.
     


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    no Kurosawa = fail

    I almost had to grab my chest, stagger backwards, and cry out to Elizabeth that this was the big one.

    Seriously . . . He's only the grandfather of the Spaghetti Western and Magnificent-Freaking-Seven.

    Oh, he was much more than that. His use of broad, huge shots, colors, and pacing were, if not original (see John Ford and DW Griffith, for example), brilliant. As I said last year in my "underappreciated films" thread, Kagemusha is compelling, gorgeous, touching...just masterfully done, and I wouldn't tie it in with spaghetti westerns in any way.
     


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    Of course, if anyone recommends that crapfest known as Battle Royale, their opinion isn't worth jack in the first place.

    Oh jeez. It may not be in the top ten foriegn movies beloved by artfagzzz, and I can think of several other modern Japanese movies I'd put in front of it in the "guy movie" category, but I'd but I like it.
     


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    I really liked Battle Royale. Sure, I was in HS but I think I would still like it today. Mindless fun.
     


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    No Herzog = another fail.
     


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    No Herzog = another fail.

    Smokejumpers?
     


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    No Herzog = another fail.
    Werner Herzog failed himself when he took on the Bad Lieutenant remake with Nicholas Cage. But I can't fault him too much, choosing Popul Vuh, the greatest band ever, to do his soundtracks was pretty damn cool IMO.
     


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    God damn dude. I like Port of Call New Orleans. (Herzog didn't intend it to be a Bad Liutenant "remake" or "sequel" by the way. That wasn't his call)
     


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    Sorry, haven't seen it actually....but Nick Cage....just put a bad taste in my mouth [​IMG] I only like the movie with him where he bones John Travolta's wife. That was kinda funny. Anyway, I shouldn't come off too much as a cinema snob. I always have my gf to put me in check when I'm feeling froggy by saying "What the fuck, you liked Bad Boys 2!!!"
     


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    No Crocodile Dundee = Fail x 100


























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    No Crocodile Dundee = Fail x 100

    I'm planning on buying a bullroarer to freak out my apartment complex at night. The noisemaker he used in part 2 to attract the bats [​IMG]
     


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