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Post by linus. » Sat Sep 29, 2007 18:47

has anyone seen thomas moodysson's 'together'?

I might watch it tonight

is that even his name or how you spell it?

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Post by lynsosaurus » Sat Sep 29, 2007 19:16

It's Lukas Moodysson. I'm not sure of the spelling, but that's his name right there.

It's a bloody amazing film, I adore it. It has one of the most uplifting endings, I defy you not to cry your little heart out.

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Post by crystalball » Sat Sep 29, 2007 20:10

I love that film so much. It takes the phrase 'from the sublime to the ridiculous' to a whole different level - all life is in it. It's amazing.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Sat Sep 29, 2007 22:40

We're watching 'Tsotsi' tonight. It's about a bad gangster type fella in Johannesburg that steals a car with a baby in it, and then I think he's coming to be a good guy. It sounds cheesy but it's not. It's well good.

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Post by Woodbine » Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:13

Watched Creep last night, 'cause it was on the telly. It's about a bloodthirsty weirdo who ravages the tunnels of the underground at night, and some unfortunates who get locked in there. It's totally implausible, as you are forever yelling at them to STOP BEING SO STUPID, plus it would be pretty difficult to get locked into the underground anyway without either killing yourself or being spotted first. However, if you can suspend your disbelief about all that, then it's actually quite good. Some interesting subversions of the genre, some other slightly cliched bits. Easy space for a sequal too, if they ever wanted to make one with a bigger budget.
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Post by let it ride » Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:24

Oh, Tillsammans/Together is definitely one of my favourite films. It is so lovely and great. See it!

I'm looking forward to my new module on documentary film starting tomorrow with a screening.

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Post by Tarragon Cusp » Mon Oct 01, 2007 19:14

Astrid wrote:Oh, Tillsammans/Together is definitely one of my favourite films. It is so lovely and great. See it!
I completely, completely agree. I'd argue that it is the best possible film to watch on Christmas day.

Last night I watched The Holy Mountain. If you don't mind an absence of plot in you films and are partial to a serving of surrealism now and again, you really need to seek this out.

It looks and sounds unlike any other film I've see before. It is outrageous and incredibly, incredibly funny.

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Post by miss deepfreeze » Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:23

andygrunt wrote:has anyone seen thomas moodysson's 'together'?

I might watch it tonight

is that even his name or how you spell it?
oh, i just bought this for markradar's birthday the other week.

it's great.

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Post by schlump » Wed Oct 03, 2007 15:51

Last night I watched The Holy Mountain. If you don't mind an absence of plot in you films and are partial to a serving of surrealism now and again, you really need to seek this out.
i've never seen any of jodorowsky's stuff, but i've always meant to watch this. it's loosely - i don't know how loosely - based on an unfinished novel by french surrealist reneé daumal, which is really worth checking out, called mount analogue. it's kind of like a cross between one of those usbourne? adventure books and sophie's world.

did anyone see moodyson's last film, by the way? apparently it was kind of a reprieve from the downward spiral of horrifically depressing stuff he's been doing.

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Post by Anonymous » Wed Oct 03, 2007 16:47

I'd recommend Santa Sangre by Jodorowsky, it's one of my favourite films- lurid and lovely

I've still yet to see El Topo or Holy Mountain but I intend to put that right soon enough

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Post by Tarragon Cusp » Wed Oct 03, 2007 17:32

andygrunt wrote:I'd recommend Santa Sangre by Jodorowsky, it's one of my favourite films- lurid and lovely

I've still yet to see El Topo or Holy Mountain but I intend to put that right soon enough
Yeah, I'm being lent El Topo some time soon - I'm really excited about that. Santa Sangre looks absolutely amazing, too.

I'd be interested to hear what you think about Holy Mountain - I'm just desperate to see it again.

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Post by La-Di-Da » Thu Oct 04, 2007 15:23

Finally saw 28 Weeks Later last night.
ZOMBIES!
It's been ages since I've seen something that's made me go "Uuurgh!" and shield myself from the telly with a pillow.
Unless you count Sex Change Hospital.
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Post by humblebee » Fri Oct 05, 2007 14:20

Anyone seen Atonement? Might be going tonight.

I loved the book but I dunno what to expect from the film, really.

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Post by crystalball » Fri Oct 05, 2007 14:27

I watched it at work and didn't like it much, especially the second bit (the first half is alright). For some reason they are making a really big deal of the war and so the film just doesn't know what it's trying to be. I thought it was a bit of a mess and waaaaay too long.

Um... have fun tonight.

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Post by crystalball » Fri Oct 05, 2007 14:35

Heh, that made me sound horribly sour, didn't it? It wasn't *that* bad - just disappointing and a bit dull.

It's your fault, humblebee, for making me go back to the book and love it.

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Post by humblebee » Fri Oct 05, 2007 14:46

Yeah, sorry about that. :)

Just seen that it's over two hours. Eek!

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Post by Woodbine » Fri Oct 05, 2007 19:30

humblebee wrote:Anyone seen Atonement? Might be going tonight.

I loved the book but I dunno what to expect from the film, really.
I enjoyed it, but I haven't read the book.

There is an absolutely fantastic panned shot on a beach which sort of makes it worth seeing for alone, but I suppose it still suffered from the fact that there were parts which felt overly long, and others which felt they warranted further exploration.

Off to see Control in a bit.
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Post by humblebee » Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:14

Didn't bother going in the end; I was too tired. Went to the pub instead.

Tell us what Control's like after. I'm not that arsed but mrs h wants to see it.

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Post by let it ride » Sat Oct 06, 2007 14:22

i loved atonement. i thought it was lovely. but maybe i am less harsh on stuff because i never expect it to be perfect.
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Post by decadent » Sat Oct 06, 2007 16:53

I don't think I could bear to watch the film, the book saddened me for weeks. Luckily, films never get released in this flipping country anyway...

People, what films are more or less newly out on DVD and great? I need to watch some films I don't own and haven't seen seventeen times already.
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