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Film Thread Anonymous Comrade 01/11/2020 (Sat) 23:06:57 No. 5191
Alright filmfags, show me what you've got. <S Tier - Timeless >Tarkovsky: Stalker, Andrei Rublev, Solaris >Klimov: Come and See >Bela Tarr: Turin Horse, Werckmeister Harmonies, Satantango (all very demanding) >Bergman: Persona, Seventh Seal >Herzog: Aguirre (I love them all but this one stands apart) >Kubrick: 2001 <A Tier - Food for the soul >Visconti: The Leopard, Rocco and his Brothers >Fellini: La Dolce Vita, Amarcord >De Sica: Bicycle Thieves, Umberto D. >Pontecorvo: Battle of Algiers >Cocteau: Orpheus, Blood of a Poet >Godard: Breathless, Band of Outsiders, The Little Soldier >Kurosawa: Yojimbo, Throne of Blood, Ran >Mizoguchi: Sansho, Ugetsu >Kobayashi: Seppuku, Human Condition >Fritz Lang: Dr. Mabuse, Metropolis, M >Bunuel: Discreet Charm, Simon of the Desert, The Exterminating Angel >Kieslowski: Dekalog >David Lynch: Anything, including Twin Peaks old and new. >Ki-duk Kim: Spring, Summer... >Gilliam: Brazil >Kubrick (pt. 2): The Shining, Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove, FMJ <A- Tier - Entertainment >Cronenberg: Naked Lunch, Dead Ringers >Billy Wilder: One, Two, Three, Sunset Blvd, Witness for the Prosecution >Becker: Le Trou, Touchez pas au Grisbi >Melville: Army of Shadows, Le Cercle Rouge, Bob le Flambeur >Clouzot: Diabolique, Wages of Fear (the ultimate languagefag film) >Bresson: A Man Escaped, Pickpocket >Renoir: The Grand Illusion, Rules of the Game >Ferrara: Bad Lieutenant, King of NY >Jodorowsky: The Holy Mountain, Santa Sangre >Peckinpah: Straw Dogs, Alfredo Garcia >Woody Allen: Annie Hall. All the other old-and-good ones too. >Carpenter: The Thing, They Live >Tarantino: Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs >Scorsese: Kind of Comedy, Taxi Driver. The rest can kinda fuck off. >Hitchcock: Pretty much all of them. Let's talk about movies, then. Don't have to be lefty films but obviously recommendations on that front are also welcome.
>>5191 >>Scorsese: Kind of Comedy, Taxi Driver. >The rest can kinda fuck off. why tho
>>5191 I could post a list but it would be so much the inverse of yours that I don't think it would be fruitful discussion.
>>5192 Bit harsh maybe. He made some other good ones but those two are apart imo. >>5194 Wait, wouldn't that actually make it fruitful tho?
>>5194 Post it What did you lads think about the Irishman? Gonna watch it today.
>>5196 >>5198 Ok well alright. I'll just post my IMDB ratings 10 rated: Network (1976) Children of Men (2006) Canadian Bacon (1995) American Beauty (1999) The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Battlestar Galactica (2003) Untouchable (2011) Actually never mind, I just realised there's a share list feature, you can press 'sort by: top rated' to see the top stuff. https://www.imdb.com/user/ur46013471/ratings
>>5209 >Avengers 1 star Based.
>>5220 I haven't seen any of the capeshit/new Star Wars movies tbh but there was a brief period when Avengers Whatever had a higher score on the top 250 than The Godfather which I think is a travesty... and I don't even like the Godfather.
>>5209 > The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012) lol what
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>>5209 Network is mega-based. I actually can't believe I forgot Sydney Lumet on my list got dam. >Sydney Lumet: Network, Death Trap, Dog Day Afternoon. I still haven't seen Children of Men yet but people seem to like it. Will check it soon.
Alright so some movies which I'd put in my top ten which people probably haven't seen would be: Paths of Glory(Surprised nobody knows about it since it's a Kubrik, but it did get buried by the French government for telling French history accurately COMPLETELY FALSE, THE FRENCH NEVER LOST A WAR!) Tora Tora Tora(simply because of how accurate it is compared to some *cough* other films) The Seven Samurai The Lobster(I have a soft spot for absurdism that manages to tell a play in film format) The French Connection(nothing revolutionary but it's quite accurate and tells the story it sets out to without convoluting it)
>>5224 IIRC I voted that because a story came out that they were stuffing their own reviews and scores and that behaviour should be punished. Then I saw it in my list again that I gave it a 1 and thought 'well maybe that's a little harsh'.
what's that fucking movie where a woman starts to cry because she can't believe how much less medicine costs in another country than in her own I've been looking for it ever since I saw someone mention that scene all the way back to old 8chan /leftypol/ FUCK which movie is it
All right here's my top films: Come and See A Boy and his Dog Reservoir Dogs Akira Taxi Driver (hated the ending tho) Full Metal Jacket Rango (that one is a real hidden gem) Super Bad Libertarias
I don’t watch movies that much, but here’re my top 5 anyways: >Casablanca >the godfather >12 angry men >Joker >Judgment at Nuremberg I should probably start watching some soviet films tbh. Even /tv/tards shill for them.
>>5250 I love 12 Angry Men, tho it is sort of peak liberalism
My 5 favorite, probably in this order: >Paris, Texas >Sunset Boulevard >Vertigo >The Brood >Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes Pretty random makeup I guess, but these are the movies I've enjoyed the most so far.
>>5227 >Paths of Glory Love that one, would be my favorite of Kubrick if it wasn't for Dr Strangelove. The ending of Paths of Glory always strikes an emotional chord inside me, just like It's a wonderful life. >Network (1976) Mega based. >I love 12 Angry Men, tho it is sort of peak liberalism Yeah, but the film still expresses the best that liberalism gave us. It's really emotive and strong.
What are some Soviet kinos?
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>>5250 Tarkovsky GANG Do yourself a favor and check it out. It's not for everyone and you might not like it, but you have to try.
Hey, has anyone seen "parasite" yet? People keep telling me it's good, but I keep hearing its analysis of class is shit. Opinions?
>>5285 >Tarkovsky Yeah. I’ve just found his stuff on youtube, gonna watch it tonight.
I liked The three colours trilogy. Especially Blue even though Red is the better film
Currently checking out Kanopy for the first time through my public library. Anyone familiar with their catalogue and have any recommendations, preferably for foreign films? Deep cuts and classics are appreciated. I like French New Wave and Italian Neorealism but have seen most of the big names out of those movements (Godard, Truffaut, De Sica, et al.)
Anyone got good and gritty Soviet war films that aren’t Come and See?
What is your take on Fight Club? Not class conscious enough? Better than usual? Not enough?
>>5191 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Best_Fiend fucking fantastic movie im such a big fan of all the Herzog character studies and i kinski is such a deranged werido
The Cranes are Flying is top tier Sovietkino
>>5191 I just finished reading Roadside Picnic and am about to watch Stalker. Really looking forwards to it, never seen anything by Tarkovsky before.
How many fucking film threads are there FFS?
>>9461 Let us know what you think once you're finished!
>>5270 >Paris, Texas I always forget this film when thinking of my favourites. A film that knows to take its time and not rely on constant shock and awe is always a pleasure.
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Всем Русско-говоряшим смотреть! [BadComedian] - На Париж (#СпасибоДедуЗаШалаву) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OmC1HcTGBc
>>5290 The sound on YouTube is shit, but I guess that comes from the entire restauration that was fucked up by the uploader (the official russian film archive I guess). You can hear that everything was redubbed, the foleys aren't right, etc. Are all versions available on the internet like this? Or should I wait for an obscure festival to have a original analog film projection?
No love for Pasolini?
>>9499 I enjoyed the Decameron. I consider Salo a failed film, and not because of the shock factor. Been a while since I've seen it though. Which one is your favorite?
>>9492 >No replies Why?
Who else wants the last Blockbuster in the world to stay? I hope it survives and can be a sort of museum. There were 9,000 of them around the world, but now there is only one left and it's in Oregon. https://youtu.be/jJMEPHNjHE0
>>9953 Blockbuster was a fucking legend, back when Netflix was sending CDs in the mail and online movies were unvailable except through Russian hacker torrents and Piratebay. I want that building of Nostalgia to stay up, its a great memory of simpler times.
The Soviet war series "liberation" is now on YT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0t5CHhsuaM
>>9999 Based GET
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>>10000 didn't even realise
>>5230 Perhaps it was Sicko (2007) by Michael Moore? >A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths. >Writer/producer Michael Moore interviews Americans who have been denied treatment by our health care insurance companies -- companies who sacrifice essential health services in order to maximize profits. The consequences for the individual subscribers range from bankruptcy to the unnecessary deaths of loved ones. >Moore then looks at universal free health care systems in Canada, France, Britain, and Cuba, debunking all the fears (lower quality of care, poorer compensation for doctors, big-government bureaucracy) that have been used to dissuade Americans from establishing such a system here. The roots of those health care systems are explored, and our failure to establish free health here care is traced to a) President Richard Nixon's deceptive support of the then-emerging HMOs pursuing huge profits and b) subsequent pressures for Congress to sacrifice sound health care in favor of corporate profit. >A group of Americans who became ill from volunteering at 911 Ground Zero, but were refused health coverage for their illnesses, are ferried by Moore to Cuba, where they receive the top-rate, free care one would hope they'd get here at home. >In his interviews, historical reportage, and typical sarcastic wit, Moore soundly condemns American health insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies, as well as the politicians who have been paid millions to do their bidding. He makes the case that there is something wrong with Americans that we cannot learn from the successes of other countries in providing better quality-of-health than we enjoy in the USA.
>>5230 >>10035 Oh, yeah, I think it definitely is! Here's the scene: https://youtu.be/j7cME3lCdwE?t=854 (that's 14:14 in the video) I hope you're still around, anon
This one tho
Has anyone here seen Midsommar? If so what did you think of it? We watched it with friends (we are all euros) and the symbolic ties/gimmicks with neo-nazism in the states seemed obvious to me but not to them. Also the extreme collectivism is compared to Western indivualism, which by mirror effect is supposed to be extreme as well. Thus my analysis : being alone and without anybody to understand your burden isn't normal but showing mirroring empathy isn't. My liberal friend saw "human nature" in Dani's solitary suffering, and I tried to argue with him using anthropology as an example -which is ironic considering the importance it has in the film and he didn't seem to catch that. Am I giving the film too much credit on that?
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Why do Ken Loach films seem like parodies of what a conservative thinks a socialist director would make?
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Pans Labyrinth is hype and on netflix go watch it
>>10074 All I know about midsommar is that some girl ik posted about about it and I hate her so now i dont want to see the movie
>>10686 For those who don't know the film takes place in Francoist Spain.
>>10687 I recommend you to watch it, it's great, trust me I'm not the girl you hate.
>2 film threads >both are good quality <fuckers still post independent OPs for esoteric shit Pathetic
>>11539 Brainlets like to feel special.
>>9785 Because Russian.
>when the 2 film threads are both on Page 1 LOL
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>how do you even measure the intellectual level of movies or do you just 'feel' like they are? You measure by how they treat the viewer. As an example, in Captain Marvel there is a scene where she's breaking out of her chains. If the writer thinks the viewer is a retard, they'll add a shot of a side character going "She's breaking out!", which is exactly what they did. For a movie that expects its viewer to be moderately intelligent they'll assume the viewer can pick up on visual clues, like in Alita: Battle Angel (which doesn't require you to be a genius but you'll miss some stuff if you're not paying attention). This has to do with the changing nature of the film business because of competition from streaming. The number of films released by major studios is down, as are the prospects of mid-budget films https://www.the-numbers.com/market/ https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/05/is-the-mid-budget-movie-an-endangered-species The studios are competing by betting on epic big budget films, much as they did in the sixties in their first battle with television. They also have the advantage of playing about as well everywhere in the world. So, when you're spending 200 million on a single film, your focus is going to be on making sure the investment pays off, not innovation or art. That's why nearly all big movies are adaptations, reboots or sequels and why they're all so samey. The Marvel films in particular have hit upon a very efficient formula. Modern information technology has allowed media companies to narrow down the most safe and profitable content in media produced today. They almost always have generic plots. And the epic ending is usually either battling thousands of faceless drones or fighting a villain who monologues every time the fight is about to transition, the serious hero says something serious, the jokey hero says a quip, then they generically fight some more, then something something sky beam does shit, the villain gets arrogant because the plan is working, then the hero says the final quip and the villain makes an “oh shit” face then dies. Avengers, Age of Ultron, Infinity War, Thor Ragnarok, both Guardian of the Galaxy movies, Endgame and Black Panther to name just a few marvel movies all do this. The reason this slides and is liked is because they don't know nor understand alternatives of the past or future. People have no hope so they look up to mythological tales set in modern era and the destruction takes place which one might enjoy in a nihilistic way. It very much reflects many more simple hero-stories of Greek Mythology, however lacking the counterbalances in the form of tales of Oedipus, Orpheus and Phersephone, the Illiad and Hercules' labours. These criticized many aspects of over-powered Greek heroes like Theseus, who just win at everything and are smarter and stronger than anyone they meet. This reflects Adorno's laments on cultural decay and machinization, in his theory of social spectacle and the resulting industry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-m_7G31yh4 I wonder from time to time if Adorno and the other Frankfurts were purposefully targeted as conspirators specifically because cultural degradation has always been a reactionary racket, and the right didn't want competition from the left in the marketplace. After all, the CIA has literally admitted to helping this along, with people like Gloria Steinhem being their direct assets as well as Ghettofication and subsequent thug subculture after revolutionary leaders were removed and replaced by angry liberals. >https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/how-the-cia-created-gangsta-rap.701728/ >https://newspunch.com/cia-hip-hop/ >https://daily.jstor.org/was-modern-art-really-a-cia-psy-op/
>>16527 there is nothing wrong with pouring beer on your tits
>>16528 Ok porky
Has anyone seen Duck you Sucker? What is your opinion on the final message of the film? That revolution is pointless and that the slayer is no better than the dragon?
>>16531 I've seen this, but so long ago that I've forgotten the actual movie. Imma watch later. Maybe respond


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