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  1. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    Here we go.




    The list is ordered by joining date, pretty straightforward stuff (PM me if you don't plan on uploading thanks). You can pass your turn or give away your spot, etc.




    sipang Little Odessa (James Gray, 1994)
    dwyhajlo Seconds (John Frankenheimer, 1966)
    Lionheart Biker
    noob
    g transistor
    snake
    dotcomzzz
    Ivwri
    le_goon
    BreezyBirch
    slstr
    A Fellow Linguist
    Severisth
    the shah
    TWorksheets
    steveoffice
    jwjp
    AlexInExile
    reedobandito
    thatoneguy
    thewho13
    indesertum
    Teger
    BillKillgore
    wurm
    nahneun
    MichaelPemulis
    KingJulien
    shoreman1782
    Urthwhyte




    Right now we're doing this on a weekly basis (I'm ok with more than one film a week but I guess people have a life).

    Please be careful not to move or delete the file from the shared folder (on the webpage and on the desktop app folder) or it'll get deleted for everyone. Thank you.




    How to join


    1. If you already have a dropbox account, PM you dropbox email address and I'll add you to the shared folder (as soon as you accept the invite, the folder will appear on your dropbox too)


    2. If you don't have a dropbox account yet, PM me an email address (ideally the one you will use to set up your dropbox account) and I'll send you an invite to dropbox (if you use the invite to sign up, we get referral bonus space, which can come in handy if people want to upload files bigger than 2GB)





    How it works


    1. There's a list with your name on it. One name = one week = one movie.


    2. When it's your turn, upload your file to the shared folder. Once a file is in the shared folder, we all have access to it.
    To upload a file, simply drag and drop the file in the shared folder via the desktop app (= dropbox folder on your hard drive) and wait. Or you can use the upload button on the dropbox website (there's a 300MB cap though so you'll probably have to use the desktop app for most files).


    3. It's fine if you're too busy to upload, just let me know beforehand so we can plan accordingly.


    4. Nothing is off limits. Has to be watchable.


    5. Don't upload crazy huge HD files.


    6. If you upload a foreign movie, don't forget subtitles
     
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  2. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    [I reserve this space for future edits]
     
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  3. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    can you join in in this thread?
     
  4. A Fellow Linguist

    A Fellow Linguist Senior member

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    Is anything off-limits? Short films? Concert films? Erotica?
     
  5. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]If we are uploading movie files to Dropbox, that makes it a lot easier for me to access the stuff. Uploading works okay as well as I can definitely source most of the movies I would want to share around. Will send a PM about karagarga as well just for the sake of exploring all options.

    This should be fun. Should give me an excuse to catch up on Herzog :D.

    So, who goes first?

    Also, I presume animation is allowed?
     
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  6. the shah

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    i just realized you guys like pseudo-pornographic and extremely violent films is watching mandatory :embar:
     
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  7. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    I was about to join and suggest watching Sombre by Grandrieux.
     
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  8. thewho13

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    Two things: I don't know how capably I can stick to a weekly schedule, and I'm not sure exactly how to upload/share feature-length films over the internet. However, I'd certainly like to participate if those two disclaimers wouldn't disqualify me from joining y'all.
     
  9. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    You can't watch a movie/week?
     
  10. thewho13

    thewho13 Senior member

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    I'm woefully behind on a senior honors thesis about Wallace Stevens, Theodor Adorno, and Jacques Lacan—or, in other words, some of the more confusing shit I'll ever have to read in my life. That I'm even posting 3-5 times a day on SF is probably distracting enough as far as internet/media timesucks go.

    This is a bit of hyperbole, but I'm just saying: a couple hours to download/stream a movie and then feel obligated to discuss it would make me feel like I'm cheating my other projects. I guess I'm saying that 'd just like to be able to drop in occasionally, if that's alright.
     
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  11. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    How to join in


    1. If you already have a dropbox account, PM you dropbox email address and I'll add you to the shared folder (as soon as you accept the invite, the folder will appear on your dropbox too)


    2. If you don't have a dropbox account yet, PM me an email address (ideally the one you will use to set up your dropbox account) and I'll send you an invite to dropbox (if you use the invite to sign up, we get referral bonus space, which can come in handy if people want to upload files bigger than 2GB)


    2.1 Once your dropbox account is setup, I'll send you an invite to join the shared folder. ​





    How it works


    1. There's a list with your name on it. One name = one week = one movie.


    2. When it's your turn, upload your file to the shared folder. Once a file is in the shared folder, we all have access to it.
    To upload a file, simply drag and drop the file in the shared folder via the desktop app (= dropbox folder on your hard drive) and wait. Or you can use the upload button on the dropbox website (there's a 300MB cap though so you'll probably have to use the desktop app for most files).


    3. It's fine if you're too busy to upload, just let me know beforehand so we can plan accordingly.


    4. Nothing is off limits. Has to be watchable.


    5. Don't upload crazy huge HD files.


    6. If you upload a foreign movie, don't forget subtitles



    Sounds good ?




    Fuuma, I might have a decent copy of Sombre with english subtitles somewhere, if you need one for uploading later...
     
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  12. slstr

    slstr Senior member

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    YEAHHH
    so, Sip, are you kicking it off?
     
  13. dwyhajlo

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    Just a quick, informal survey: What sort of things are people interested in watching at this early juncture? If there's a lot of interest in something in particular, I'll try to take that into account when I choose a film.
     
  14. Teger

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    ooh I have an awesome documentary in mind
     
  15. wurm

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    am re-thinking what i said earlier and would also like to join to if it's still open. i can definitely spend a few hours a week watching a movie (even better if it's french since i need to practice) and i'm all right with waiting a long time to share my choice.
     
  16. snake

    snake Senior member

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    Heads up gentleman, the criterion collection is having a 50% off flash sale on their films. Could be a good opportunity to pick up a film you might want to share. Code: flashy
     
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  17. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    almost uploaded Série Noire but went with the other instead, next round I guess
     
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  18. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    Ok let's do this


    I uploaded the best copy available but the quality is not optimal (dvd is a laserdisc transfer or some shit), bear with me.

    Sound might be slightly out of sync, nothing VLC can't fix (shortcuts J and K keys).






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    Little Odessa
    James Gray
    1994


    I've been meaning to watch this one for a while, I figured one stone two birds all that...





    Context (quick and dirty)

    James Gray occupies an interesting place in today's American cinema. Through his first three films (Little Odessa, The Yards and We Own the Night) he has developed a brand of (crime) filmmaking that's been alternatively referred to as European and classical (= classic Hollywood films), a rare occurrence in a landscape largely redefined by the genre-mixing, irony-laden, nonlinear narratives of Pulp Fiction (released a couple months before Little Odessa). In many ways, Gray is the antithesis of Tarantino. His films are restrained, full of contained tension, long takes...
    More than classical, Gray's filmmaking continues the 'post-classical/New Hollywood' realism tradition of directors like Coppola, Scorsese, Lumet, Kubrick, Cimino...
    Besides those inspirations, Gray draws heavily from literary (Dostoyevsky, Shakespeare) and theatrical (greek tragedies but also operas) influences to give a solemn and fatalistic atmosphere to his films.

    “This is an operatic conception to some degree,” says Gray, “but it’s almost like the characters themselves are not truly in control of their own fates. It is, to my own taste, an elegant and sophisticated way to approach a movie, but not to everybody’s. It’s very frustrating to watch characters who are hostage to a larger system, a larger world order.

    I think I’m a very American director, but I probably should have been making movies somewhere around 1976. I never left the mainstream of American movies, the American mainstream left me. Really what I’m doing is an attempt to continue the best work of the people I adore, Francis Coppola and Scorsese and Robert Altman and Stanley Kubrick and those amazing directors whose work I grew up with and loved. Because really American film was that! An American commitment to narrative with an interest in the creation of atmosphere that came probably from Japan or Asian cinema, with a commitment to thematic depth that comes from Europe... We lost that.
     
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  19. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    I'm pretty sure I have it on DVD somewhere, I need to check if my le choix des armes dvd has english subs, that'd be a pretty funny choice...

    I like James Grey, good choice.
     
  20. noob in 89

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