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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    At least you guys have art cinemas. Nothing even close to that in Nigeria. I am left to my own devices to source movies. DVDs ordered over the net, iTunes rentals, the occasional random pirated dvd from a local dealer, abandoned torrents etc.
     


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    have you checked out usenet? ever since i switched i never used torrent again. downloaded ToL a few months ago with amazing quality.
    also it won't get one into trouble (at least here in the states) because you're not uploading anything.
     


  3. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    yea, that was awesomely ouroborosian, the microscopically small and the unimaginably large.




    I rank it pretty hight too. I can't find the English equivalent but there's an expression in French that summarizes that kind of film perfectly: "grand film malade", generally a (too) ambitious film riddled with imperfections but that you can't help but love (it's all very subjective obviously), I guess "failed masterpiece" could work although it's not quite the same. A grand film malade is also more likely to wear its heart on its sleeve where a masterpiece might be more controlled but ultimately less vibrant.
     


  4. GoldenTribe

    GoldenTribe Senior member

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    I've seen The Fountain three times and liked it every time. (I'm also a big fan of The Wrestler and Black Swan.)

    Tree Of Life was magnificent (seen it twice), and it had the same SFX supervisor as 2001: A Space Odyssey, namely Douglas Trumbull.

    Melancholia is awesome, too, though the most resonant bits are the very beginning and the very end, which means the middle (which is by no means a let-down) suffers somewhat in comparison by its proximity to greatness.

    The preceding three (Tree, 2001, Melancholia) are also the only movies I know of that fearlessly jump cut from people to cosmic events, or forward thousands of years in time, etc. (I recently saw Another Earth, for instance, and it had neither the cojones nor the budget to do such a thing.)

    It occurred to me as I wrote down those names that they share two things in common: notably good cinematography and use of classical music (Tchaikovsky in Black Swan; Bach, Mahler, Holst etc in Tree of Life; Ligeti, Johan Strauss, Richard Strauss etc in Space Odyssey; Wagner in Melancholia.)

    EDIT: I also enjoyed Tarsem's The Fall, but I don't remember a "monkey scene" (?) ... However, I do recall a virtuosically batshit bit of conceptual montage when someone falls off a ledge and breaks their leg or something like that.
     
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  5. mr.orange

    mr.orange Senior member

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    Could you PM me a link? Thaaaaanks
     


  6. ceoceo

    ceoceo Senior member

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    I need a recommendation for a <80 steamer. I recall the same topic addressed some time ago but can't find it..
     


  7. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    I've noticed lately there are a ton of shoe fetishists on this site it's unreal. There are those who just copcopcop and have a closet full of shit they never wear or once in awhile while still copping and those who cop on a monthly basis and flip once the energy of a new shoe wears off. If you look in mc there are guys who just buy ugly shoe after ugly shoe collecting them like stamps. The idea of a certain color, last or finish, feature whatever has far more weight than overall aesthetic and versatility with one's own wardobe. Then there are other guys who have a "collab" or a special order alden from 9 months ago or what have you coming in every other week or so. I'm surprised this goes on with people who I perceive to be smarter than average individuals then again in all my years of being on forums the sheep mentality has been a predominant characteristic in them all. You never see fit pics with the shoes either it's always new shots when they arrive and an odd shot with one crease or two on them (these guys also never post in waywt). I'm guilty of collecting knits (some leathers, etc) but I've stopped and wear a portion of them on occasion, it wasn't about the chase though because I still like them. These guys are relentless though it literally never stops. Most of the time you won't see them in b&s it's like these guys who are grown up versions of those hypebeast nike collectors. It'll be interesting what happens to their collections down the road.

    /bb1
     
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  8. Fycus

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    It's a disease (5)
     


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    There was one just posted in the Epaulet thread that (Epaulet owner) Mike said he uses in the shop. Cost was around $60.
     


  10. Razele

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    Dude as you said, its just grown up Hypebeasting style collecting

    Im looking at you Alden thread

    Makes no sense to me, I wear everything I own, some more then others obviously
     


  11. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Yeah i'm no psychologist but there is something really narcissistic about some of the purchases and hype cycles, especially on MC.

    I have been a little guilty of it too but i think i'm past it now.

    People need o be able to think for themselves and makes sure they're buying shit because they actually like it.
     


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    Post some examples for those of us not brave enough to venture into MC.
     


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    The thing with The Fountain and probably to an even greater extent with Malick's films (especially the most recent ones) is that they are deadly sincere, it won't work if you can't leave your cynicism at the door.






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  14. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    I don't like to single people out.

    the ralph lauren/C&J thread (which are nice shoes, no doubt) has plenty of pics of people who own every single shoe there.

    We're talking about cigar shell cordovan. It's lovely. But would you own a longwing, a wingtip boot, a loafer, a plaintoe blucher and an oxford all in the same colour?
    In general, anything which has ever been on sale gets hyped like crazy - explaining the RL-C&Js.

    I think the purchase is more exciting then actually wearing the shoes.
     


  15. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    ^this

    Also check alden, trickers and shoe porn threads.

    About to order my vass boots hendy.
     
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