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The Film thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by sipang, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. GoldenTribe

    GoldenTribe Senior member

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    I'd add these if you're looking for more:

    Barry Lyndon
    Around the World in 80 Days (1956 version)
    The Lion in Winter
    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954 version with Kirk Douglas & James Mason)

    Very different from the above, but if you appreciate Zhang Yhimou's direction and the cinematography that comes with it (Flying Daggers; Hero), he also remade the Coen Brothers' first film, Blood Simple, as "A Woman, A Gun, and a Noodle Shop," which is every bit as quirky and entertaining as its pedigree suggests.
     
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    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Cool. Also, Excalibur. So bad but so good.
     
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  3. GoldenTribe

    GoldenTribe Senior member

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    Personally I unabashedly love Merlin with Sam Neill. It's also got Helena Bonham Carter, Miranda Richardson, Martin Short, Isabella Rossellini, Gielgud himself, Rutger Hauer, and the voice of James Earl Jones.

    I don't know if it's properly available anywhere because it was a UK TV miniseries, but I still own the DVD I bought when I was a teenager. Sadly, it will probably never exist in HD or widescreen, but I recommend it for a lark if you can find it. Tonally it's somewhere between Excalibur and Ridley Scott's Legend, and it has one of my favourite film scores of all time, by Trevor Jones.

    They also made a sequel, which is one of the worst low-budget monstrosities I have ever seen in my life.
     
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  4. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Haha, I totally remember that! Oh, man. I wish there were more awesome fantasy movies. This Tolkien fiasco is really not doing it for me.
     
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    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    And come on, the scene in excalibur with teh flowers blooming and O fortuna playing? you can't beat that.
     
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  6. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Fellini post 81/2 and Queen Margot immediately spring to mind.

    Maybe Titus.

    (Is Wes Anderson too obvious? He checks off all the boxes, though I sense it's not what you're looking for....)
     
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  7. Synthese

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    You're right, it's not; I have a sort of love-hate relationship with Wes Anderson, but to put it bluntly it's mostly hate and is just not my thing.
     
  8. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    Excalibur is awesome. I think. I don't remember anything specific about it (but that psycho kid in golden armor laughing) but iirc it had a particular weird (and quite fitting) atmosphere that you don't find in other movies on the subject. Barry Lyndon for sure, and a key influence on The Duellists. Not on the same level but Mann's The Last of the Mohicans also has that painterly quality. But if we're only talking about truly incredible cinematography, insane set designs and attention to details and more generally movies almost collasping under their own excessive ambition, let me plug Heaven's Gate
     
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  9. noob in 89

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    Goddammit, man, what does this even mean? Have you seen Rushmore? Have you seen Tenenbaums? I think I need to sit down; I feel suddenly faint....


    (Lars von Trier has a bunch that would qualify, but maybe not all in the same movie, I dunno.)
     
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  10. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Well, yes, I have! I don't know. I guess it's like - I can respect what he's doing, but I just don't love it the way everyone else seems to? People have been asking me this question for years now, and I never know what to say.
     
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    I kid you, but the man holds a special place in my heart. (I realize this is somewhat common). Anyway, someone remind me to post Anderson's short story I found not too long ago in an old UT student journal in the bargain bin at Half-Price books. It's brief, terrible, Anderson-y, and its protagonist is Max Fischer.
     
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  12. seeldoger47

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    This.
    And this. Those are two of my most favorite films of all time.
    Have you seen Moonrise Kingdom. One of the most enjoyable experiences I had (while watching an American movie) at the theater in a long time.
     
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    Probably one of my favourite films of all time. Try to grab a copy with the interview with Ridley Scott about the making of, he's hilarious.
     
  14. robinsongreen68

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    @Synthese last year at marienbad? incredible film, but delphine seyrig's outfits alone would make it worth watching

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    On the Wes Anderson subject; I watched The Grand Budapest Hotel recently. Thought it was great. :nodding:
     
  16. GoldenTribe

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    @Synthese, three more recs for you:

    The Scarlet Empress (1934)

    The Last Emperor (1987)

    The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
    - I just watched this tonight for the first time; Bette Davis and Errol Flynn (backed up by the likes of Olivia de Havilland, Vincent Price, and Alan Hale) do full justice to some of the best dialogue I know of, on the same level as Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross and Faulkner's The Big Sleep. I don't know why it took me so long to get around to it, because I've been a fan of WB's/Curtiz's Flynn-Havilland movies since I was a kid (especially The Adventures of Robin Hood and The Sea Hawk), but I was blown away.
     
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  17. Lionheart Biker

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    Just came from watching Linklater´s "Boyhood". I left the theater with even more love and respect for his work, and I´ve been his fan for a while. Truly amazing what he achieved and particularly how it´s shot. It all feels so intimate, you are experiencing everything with them, specially your typical linklater "awkward moments". It´s seems so raw at times, but the performances never waver. It´s a long movie, more that 2.5 hours I reckon, yet it´s totally worth it and it keeps you involved all the time.
     
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    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
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    Moon in the gutter
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    Farinelli
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    The color of pomegranates
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    Farewell my concubine
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    Inland (in a different way)
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  19. seeldoger47

    seeldoger47 Senior member

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    The color of pomogranates and Farewell my concubine are amazing.
     
  20. g transistor

    g transistor Senior member

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    @Synthese

    The Fall, definitely definitely definitely. I think its cheesy sentimentality can be right up your alley, but nowhere near as affected as Anderson

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    Nolan's The Prestige, maybe? Takes itself a bit seriously (it's Nolan) but nonetheless very enjoyable

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    Every october I find myself watching stuff like Brotherhood of the Wolf, too. How about Interview with a Vampire? It worms its way into a repeated viewing a lot, even though I know it's not the best

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