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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by tompony » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:31 pm

Also I watched it at the new cinema that opened near me, and the first film I watched there when it opened last month was by Won Kar Wei. (In The mood For Love). Which might also be a reasonable suggestion, although it might be too heartbreaking

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Post by ranirani » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:41 pm

tompony wrote:Also I watched it at the new cinema that opened near me, and the first film I watched there when it opened last month was by Won Kar Wei. (In The mood For Love). Which might also be a reasonable suggestion, although it might be too heartbreaking

I have some faint memory of really liking In the Mood for Love in uni, don't remember a thing though :( . I could just do the whole Wong Kar Wei stack, although i didn't really like 2046. Will probably go for Casablanca first.
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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by This Is Helena » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:44 pm

ranirani wrote:“What came first – the music or the misery? Did I listen to the music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to the music? Do all those records turn you into a melancholy person?”

Break up Films...ones with a sense of humor that might prevent you from jumping off the bridge

thus far have watched
1) High Fidelity (again)
2) Cashback
3)Chungking Express (Very Rewarding...That girl who cleaned the cop's flat while he was sleep walking through his life is familiar)

Any suggestions? My flatmates say I must 'pull it together' and I am 'making them anxious' so apparently my attempts at self therapy are not working
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Post by ranirani » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:42 am

Annie Hall is on all the published lists... Have been shying away from the man who married his adopted daughter....but eh my soul is so weak...
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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by linus » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:01 am

soon-yi farrow previn was the adopted daughter of mia farrow and andre previn, not farrow and allen.

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Post by ranirani » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:20 am

thanks for the correction
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Post by boney » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:11 pm

malaise wrote:Morgiana. Beautiful film. One of the top things I've watched lately. Soundtrack by the same composer as Valerie and Her Week of Wonders.

Wonderful film! Plus points for the amazing use of cat-cam also.

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Post by Dan » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:24 pm

I can't for the life of me understand why you would want to watch break-up films if you have recently broken up, but maybe Three Colours White? I don't know but I hope you'e ok.

Yesterday I watch Au Hasard Balthazar.

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How many other films are there with gratuitous sheep shots? I can think of:

The Exterminating Angel, obviously,

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Black Moon,

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and, The Colour of Pomegranates.

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But there must be more.

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Post by this clump of trees » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:11 pm

one common thread i've found running thru the bresson movies i've seen (au hasard balthazar, mouchette, diary of a country priest) is the endless retreat faith has to make in the face of reason (misanthropy). like balthazar does , and the country priest. if that makes sense. anyway i think bresson is my favorite french cinema guy

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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by this clump of trees » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:21 pm

godfather part 2 is kind of a breakup film

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Post by tompony » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:27 pm

I can definitely understand the appeal of watching break-up films after a break up. Seeing other people go through the same pain can be comforting.

Also there's a good sheep scene in "The Big Steal".

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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by this clump of trees » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:18 pm

tonight i am watching Ishtar. written and directed by Elaine May. who wrote and directed the best Cassavetes movie that Cassavetes never made: Mikey and Nicky

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Post by malaise » Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:55 am

Nerosubianco aka Attraction aka The Artful Penetration of Barbara (???)

60's contemporary mores are smashed in this. its decent, but there were some corny scenes and I didn't like the band at all. worth a watch though.


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Post by malaise » Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:22 pm

Last night I got to see one of my favorite movies in the theater.

Celine and Julie Go Boating

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Post by ranirani » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:58 pm

Wow I gave up on the break up thread but it kept growing! Thanks for the suggestions. There's a series of french films from the 70's playing at institut francaise in london (think that's what it is called) in the next month or so. I was asking my slightly french friend to debrief on the best ones and she found this one, but unfortunately i'm going to be in venice on the 29th, but anyway it gave me a few laughs so i thought'd i'd post it. It belongs to the category 'sexy funny' instead of break up..if you like that sort of thing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-6OUqQk-SM 29th of sept.
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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by Nordberg » Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:45 pm

Miranda July does good break up films...

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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by ranirani » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:17 am

Nordberg wrote:Miranda July does good break up films...

The Future & Me and you and everyone we know.
Sadly there will be no films in bed, And this grand gesture only lasted a week. If my heart is like a train station, yours is a mausoleum. I will keep the escalators at London Bridge for you. Hello and Goodbye.
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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by this clump of trees » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:41 am

last night i watched The Good Fairy - written by Preston STurges, directed by William Wyler. it was pretty funny. here is the high point of the movie imo, starting from 1:15 to about 3:20.


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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by Dan » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:06 pm

I ended up watching The Lady Eve for the second time the other day, as I had forgotten I had already seen it. Preston Sturges is quite the cynic.

Recently I have also watched THX 1138 which was awful and Zodiac which must be the longest film ever made, it just goes on.

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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by tompony » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:04 pm

Yeah, THX 1138 is pretty dull. It looks nice though!

Anyone else signed up for Letterboxd? It lets you keep a diary of your film watching (and rate and review things if you like). I find it utterly addictive for some reason. It tells me I've watched 258 films so far this year! Phew.

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