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Does anyone know where I can watch La nuit fantastique? It isn't on thepiratebay and I really want to see it.
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IRC invites might be closed. I see discussion from 6 months ago to that effect.



Thanks but they're probably not going to admit me.



Maybe there's a 4GB leechsite for UL or RG







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Looking for films with an archaic or medieval kind of setting. Any recs?

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Two of the most influential ancient civilizations were Greece and Rome, and they are frequently depicted in films.

I've seen a lot of films about Rome but not as many about Greece. And I've seen even fewer Greek films about ancient Greece. What's worth seeing besides Iphigenia? I'd think Greeks would have a better perspective on their own history and culture, even though other countries have made more movies about it.


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The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) - Senate scene

Have you heard what is being proposed? Caius Metellus Livius has asked that we, the Roman senate, should give these barbarians, these savages, Roman citizenship and settle them on Roman land!


>coordinators were clerics

coordinators for the land seizures?



Now that you mention a film about the roman empire.

I'd recommend Dacii (1966). A romanian film about the conflict of the romans and the barbarians.



>coordinators for the land seizures?

For the takeover. They would be for the land seizures only if it was for them and not for people. That's whats weird about it too, hitler and mussolini were open enemies of catholic church since they got in power, yet despite that church kept supporting them, both the vatican branch and irredentist branches knowing they would have no power then neither over material matters nor over spiritual matters.

I get Slovaks' other reasons, but Czechoslovakia wasn't Czechia and Slovakia for this very reason, to prevent the inherent german aggresion, or at least that's what I think designers of the versailles treaty had on mind when creating czechoslovakia, and you had Hungary in the area too.

Shame their interwar cinema sucks, but on the other hand, it was their last time period of good literature.



I wish it was on bluray, people already know radulescu and enescu so nicolescu should be no exception.

Michael the Brave should be on bluray apparently looking at wikipedia, but don't see it anywhere, anybody knows anything about it?


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>I'd recommend Dacii (1966)

that looks great, thanks


>Michael the Brave should be on bluray apparently looking at wikipedia

I was planning to watch Michael the Brave but I never heard of a bluray. All I found is this hdtv version which doesn't look much better than the DVD (maybe it's a little worse in fact).


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Hey, /film/, thought I would start a thread on independent film makers that browse here. Just finished my fantasy film two years in the making, working on some final music selections (very minimalist).

We wanted to make a basic fantasy film that is more like Conan The Barbarian and Dark Souls, with some cinematography similar to what you would see in Samurai Jack at times. 13th Warrior was also a big inspiration. The plot isn't complicated, but it is more about the shots and the atmosphere of the film. We shot this over the course of two years for about 5000.

The film is called Spriggan. Looking to release it in about a week or so to Amazon, etc. Take it to some festivals as well.

What are some projects you are working on, or roadblocks that you are running into making your film?

Here are a few stills.

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Now now, that's a nice gold.


<master of storytelling




<teaches creativity





I sincerely hate teaching and teachers. I can't say I lost any respect as I don't know what respect is(I think I don't know skammen as well), but I'm sure to not give a fuck about Lynch anymore. At least he doesn't pretend to be "european".

You remind me of one of my girlfriends though, same background, same inspiration (I'm completely against the notion of, hm, meta-inspirations though, you wanna do it or not, that's it, if you said you want to be painter after reading Гоголь's Портрет or anti-obscurantist revolutionary after reading Маяковский, anti-commercialist after seeing Montparnasse 19, in love after O Padre e a Moça or jew/nazi after Démanty Noci, sane after hearing live Un Autre Chemin Vers L'Ultime, bohemian charlatan after hearing Dvořák or far from safe after hearing Lizst, I'd get you, but not after reading prosaic shit about one's life or seeing his achievments, you do always only for yourself, what others do or did doesn't matter, your inspiration is dream, platonic sensation) which I rooted out first, she had somewhat shit taste too, it wasn't even hard changing it, she liked jodorowsky and vláčil before btw. I still wish vláčil picked something more interesting than shitty bestseller, and this I'm saying as someone who has similar taste as Šalda. Zeyer's Čechův příchod would be perfect and undeniably more challenging, going against his monotonic, shattered hypnotic grain, gaze; something for director who takes the theatric from bergman, some of the fassbinder's rich composition, the assaultive russel tone, fellini's bombastic satyricon production, rohmer's precision and craft and němec's surreal. Perfect as debut, perfect for one who's untainted, for sPost too long. Click here to view the full text.



Idk, anon, whatever you say.



I don't like Lynch or any of the masterclass.com shit. There is a really old class you can get from Herzog that I found useful in conceptualizing a lot of the process.

Biggest thing I found on set was that our knight/cameraman (I had directing and other duties, would use the camera for any knight or nature scenes that called for it) would understand me well. But try communicating some of these ideas to people who just want to be IN the movie. That is what you are really up against. Conceptually I nailed everything I wanted to in the film minus a few minor caveats that I can execute better in the next fantasy one I do, whenever that is.

Watching and doing were the best teachers for me personally. Lynch and most of the others they tout are hacks, but Herzog you can learn something from even if you don't like his movies. I guess you could say the same about Lynch and all the others, but everything they go over is available in watching their films. If you can't understand it through watching their work and processing it...ur doing it wrong. But like I said, everyone has their own way. It's a learning process and some people learn better one way over another. referring to my previous post, just be careful about whatever you read/watch without being on that set because (myself included) many directors/cinematographers/actors/etc leave out crucial details or intentionally obfuscate things to make it seem more mystical than it was or due to legality.


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Pretty positive note though, we hit 14k unique views in the past few weeks. Which is nice!



Never said mimicking was fine :)

Either way, anyone here or looking into the craft on this level is certainly capable, which is hopeful for quality films in the future coming out of this part of the net.

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Since we have the ability at 8chan to upload pdfs, here's a thread for sharing interesting books, magazines, and articles related to film.

You can also link to databases and other online resources, such as the Media History Digital Library:


> We are a non-profit initiative dedicated to digitizing collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access. The project is supported by owners of materials who loan them for scanning, and donors who contribute funds to cover the cost of scanning. We have currently scanned over 1.3 million pages, and that number is growing.

> Our Collections feature Extensive Runs of several important trade papers and fan magazines.
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I don't know where to post this—it could be too ridiculous for this thread—but here are some of the longest ovations given to films premiering at Cannes


Not very film-related, but a good open directory of various interesting files



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thank you for this. It made me very nostalgic for summers of yore when I found all the sketchy ftp ebook sites.



I'm looking for a copy of Alexander Mackendrick's 'On Filmmaking'. I would greatly appreciate it if someone link/post it.


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Who's Who of Victorian Cinema - A biographical guide to the earliest years of moving pictures, 1871-1901 - http://www.victorian-cinema.net/

<The confusion that existed at the birth of film to a very large extent still exists. Moving pictures did not arrive as a neat package on a specific date; those who were involved knew nothing of the phenomenon of cinema that was to come. They were scientists who saw film as an aid to their work, businessmen who hoped to exploit a new invention for the short period they expected the public to be attracted to it, or performers only doing what they would normally do on a stage. Moving pictures were just another invention in an age of inventions, or just another variety turn. What none could have foreseen was the grip that film would have on audiences, how the medium would develop and extend itself, and how the moving image would become dominant as a means of communication and entertainment in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Sample biography

Shibata Tsunekichi was a photographer employed by the Mitsukoshi department store in Japan. He appears as a filmmaker in April 1898, filming five scenes in Tokyo for the Lumière brothers, the first films in Japan by a native filmmaker. In 1899 he filmed three geisha dances, at the behest of Komada Koyo, benshi and proto-film producer. The dancers had trouble staying within the sight-lines laid down for them, but geisha films went on to become a very popular native product in the earliest years of Japanese filmmaking. The geisha films were first shown 20 June 1899. In September of the same year Shibata shot Inazuma goto Hobaku no Ba (The Lightning Robber is Arrested), with Yokoyama Umpei playing the detective and Sakamato Keijiro the burglar. The following day Shibata shot Shosei no Sumie (The Schoolboy's Ink Painting) with Yokoyama as a man painted with ink by two boys while he is asleep on a bench. In November 1899 he shot the most prestigious Japanese film so far, Momiji-gari (Maple Leaf Hunters), intended as an historic record of the Kabuki theatre actors Danjuro IX and Kikugoro V. Ninin dojoji (Two People at Dojo Temple) was made in December. Shibata, by now JapanPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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ITT: GOAT Documentaries
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England has been involved with Ireland for many centuries, leading to frequent uprisings from the native Irish. Unlike many other countries that successfully expelled the English at some point, Ireland fought a losing battle again and again. A nationalist high point was limiting UK rule to just a handful of counties in Northern Ireland.

With that in mind, here's a thought-provoking chronicle of "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland during the 1970s. The commie bomby Irish Republican Army fights a guerrilla war for a unified Ireland, while Her Majesty's Armed Forces employ heavy-handed tactics to squash the violent insurrection.

It's a fascinating situation where I can't fully discount each side's motivations.

The director Arthur MacCaig was an American living in Europe whose documentaries focused exclusively on the conflict in Ireland. Last year his son made a good companion piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za4Nm3l9ujk


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I have a soft spot for weird subjects, like the paranormal, unsolved mysteries, that sort of thing. The genre is utterly flooded with bullshit from every angle possible making it impossible to find the good quality documentaries.

What's some good documentaries on abnormal happenings, urban legends or unsolved mysteries?


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Quick move there, i got scared my post was for nothing and probably you won't find it useful but i will try look something.

I think i read something about ""Skinwalker Ranch"" getting a documentary. I spend moderate amounts of time reading about paranormal (except the spiritual/alchemist aspect) and to be fair the entire field of the paranormal is filled to the brim with bullshit but the very few instances that are legitimately intriguing are the reason to keep going, still i don't quite recall good filmed work discussing it.

I do remember a couple of decent TV programs from an old Argentinian channel dedicated to this genre (that drastically changed its focus after it got absorbed by Time Warner around 2007) it was about "casual activity", meaning stuff that was widely known and experienced by regular people but still was paranormal in nature (folk belief) namely highway shadows that almost every interstate driver has seen. The argieanon will probably remember the channel but most of the content from it went bust, at least in the rest of the continent, i never saw any of its original programs again. Just checked and there's a listing of the programs' names, i will try to check if i can find something interesting because they also had a lot of bogus before the handover.

We can stop reading here, somewhat related historical rambling that i just realized ahead:

My pop also had a bunch of VHS tapes with old documentaries, somehow Latin America was very receptive to these things. There was one about a triangle sector in Puerto Rico were a famed entity trolled people at night and sucked the blood of the farmstock in the mid-70's: El Vampiro de Moca (Moca's Vampire) it was just a local thing until it reappeared in the late 90's again (1996 i believe) in that instance it was re-dubbed Chupacabras (Goat Sucker) but the inconsistent thing here is that, while it became more rampant in its antics, the locals were divided with 2 very different descriptions; Many saw something like the original one, a giant bat thing that flePost too long. Click here to view the full text.


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Try this one

The Book That Can't Be Read

The Voynich manuscript is a centuries-old book of unknown origin that is written in a mysterious code. To this day no one has been able to decipher it.


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One more about a very strange book that is 15000 pages long, written by an orphan turned WWI soldier turned loner Catholic janitor

In the Realms of the Unreal

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Post your /film/ related webm here!

OC is best … but share any clips that you find mindblowing, funny, bizarre, unique, etc.

I think the only limit imposed by the site is that files must be < 8 MB.
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Really good. Thanks for posting


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Any scary webms?

Lure you in and shit your pants level

no gore

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Lets discuss/make some fan edits

Share ideas, films, whatever you feel should be edited, last thread we turned American Graffiti into a schizo short and concocted a redux version of THX https://8ch.net/tv/res/2060812.html

I've been posting on /tv/ like a dummy but I see clearly now that film is better discussed here, at least when it comes to serious, non-meme edits.

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Your american graffiti edit was very good.

What about an edit in Vargtimmen (1968) in which you start with the idea of a transvestite who has to face the hardships of not feeling comfortable with the sex he was born. Towards the end of the movie the protagonist has a make up which very well resembles a transvestite. The music of the movie very well could accompany this feeling of discomfort of the man.

Maybe it's a hard task what i'm asking for.


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Thats great, working on it, if you have any more details make sure to post them


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> film is better discussed here

That's the goal. Just don't be shocked if some days there are only 2 posts.



I have to confess, this was the first time I had seen a Bergman feature, and only because of your request. I also have to say it has some of my favorite moments, the transitions with Alma and the background, the story was complex and groomy but the camerawork is spectacular, I can see how its one of the darkest films made, at least in that era. Having said that I do find it hard to edit. It could work but I feel like the disintegration from guilt and madness that Borg goes through is good on its own and I would just make a mess, I'm sorry! Thank you for making me watch a good movie for a change



Well, indeed, after i asked for that edit i thought to myself: God, what have i put this guy through? There's no way to fulfill what i asked him!

Luckily you realised that yourself. I'm glad you like the movie.

Bergman is a genius.

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Surprised there's no Criterion thread yet.

I'm interested to see some of the Fassbinder blurays coming out. I've also got John Ford's My Darling Clementine ready to watch whenever I have time. And I'm happy to see my favorite Todd Haynes movie getting an HD upgrade in the near future.


The last Criterion I saw was the Ray Milland supernatural mystery The Uninvited. As I expected, it was good but not great. It rates about the same as Ministry of Fear, another decent Milland Criterion.
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How can one justify having something with штрихкод or numbered at the place he resides? Genuinly interested. Even more so how can one be proud of it and throw this world's imaginary currency at the creators of those soy injections.

>midwestern nerds that want to feel cultured

captured notion nicely

>I doubt there is a bigger difference between artist and consumer in any other medium really

Be glad for it. Be so much glad for it. Be so very fuckin' much glad for it.


>žert is good book

I can't get enough of his humour.

>making of, commentaries

It always reminds me of 1) interviews with players after match 2) sports commentary. I switch for suicidal thoughts on the first watch, but they sure get deleted after ripping.




blue as fuck

What "home video company" do you like the most? I have to say that I like Second Run the most and Kino Lorber sometimes do good releases as well. I don't know much about the scene though, but would like to know more, just to look through some catalogs to know what to download. but

>I'm glad Criterion exists



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>What "home video company" do you like the most?

I really like Second Run too. Their excellent catalog has many of the best films from the Visegrád, and most of them are exclusive to their company. One problem is they are based in London and thereby subject to the accursed BBFC. They've released DVDs with minor cuts in the past.



Goddamn finally, thanks for the heads up, now time to allocate a good 8 hours to watch on a sitting. It is the full thing, right?




Didn't know, thanks.

I really wish that someday everybody will have as clean catalog as them. But some of the selections are weird, like https://www.secondrundvd.com/release_cinderella.html I wouldn't mind if it was for Pištěk's costumes and it being fairy tale, but why feminism? Popelka is german and not czech too when I'm at that.




>422 minutes criterion

>431 minute wikipedia



>be glad for it

This should be enough explanation

Actor James Mason, who worked with Ophüls on two films, wrote a short poem about the director's love for tracking shots and elaborate camera movements:

A shot that does not call for tracks

Is agony for poor old Max,

Who, separated from his dolly,

Is wrapped in deepest melancholy.

Once, when they took away his crane,

I thought he'd never smile again.

Every time I see and read something like this, I have desire to kill all the people who lack any decency whatsoever. I already have to see people clothed, as if it wasn't enough.

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Is anyone into VHS collecting? I've noticed it gaining popularity lately. Just enough time has passed for a nostalgia appeal.

What are the best movies shot on VHS? Do you even have the patience to watch a full production shot on VHS?

I will recommend the shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark.



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>watching films at home

americans ruined everything


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Very recently got bit by the vhs bug aswell, I got lucky enough to find a warehouse with over 100 tapes, I'll try to go down there soon enough to clean and categorize the tapes, if I find something good I'll post it here and try to rip them to digital at least for posterity's sake

i'll leave my discord: italodisco#1330 if anyone wants to talk more about rare tapes and how to redistribute them, I've been going at it with an american friend for some time now.


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also found this still in its thin plastic cover, wonder if they still sell/make these, if anyone wants it lol


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I remember visiting an Italian trading forum that had some raers. Wish I remembered the name of it. There was VHS and some Telecine stuff. I was surprised that people were still doing mail trades in the age of torrenting.

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I think Soviet/Russian cinema is sometimes overlooked compared to countries like France and Italy. How about a dedicated thread here at /film/?

Russia has more to offer than the dozen titles that everyone knows about. Talk about your faves here, but also the films below the radar in the West. New releases and former Soviet states are welcome too.

A couple links to get the ball rolling…

Russian Guild Top Films: https://mubi.com/lists/russian-guild-of-film-critics-100-best-russian-films-1908-2000

Mosfilm on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Mosfilm

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Indeed, I'd recommend you to watch "The Green Elephant" (most critically acclaimed movie film in Russia)


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ha ha, do you actually like it?


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I'd like a refresher on Chernobyl and I'm not sure I want to watch the HBO series. I thought about Geyrhalter's Pripyat or Babushkas of Chernobyl but I'm open to other suggestions.

Raspad recounts some of the story with a few great scenes (like this one).

However as the film goes on, the fictionalized drama about societal collapse is less connected to the disaster itself.


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Not russian or ukranian but i found the hour-long BBC dramatization in one of their tax write off series Surviving Disaster to be very compelling if somewhat trying to push a few fictional/simplified facts. The acting is particularly decent, especially for the comedic-prone history of the cast, and the visuals with their respective camera portrayal fits with the use of the classic slavic sepia tone and locations set around the big gray 60's-era dilapidated social housing projects in Britain.

A good example too that sometimes the ending scene should be at the end. And also an example that HBO "Original" Productions usually grab someone else's script and call it their own if they were mere interns or didn't register their work.

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I thought this might be a good idea so that we don't crowd the catalog and that threads of a higher quality can remain more accessible for longer. I'll start... and I apologize because I know how vague this is going to be. A couple months back (and I think it was on this board) I saw a recommendation for a French film that was made in the last five years. It's most obvious characteristic was the intense, unusual camerawork; holding on strange angles and shaking violently at times. I saw a scene and all I remember is that it took place in the woods, with two characters maybe? That's all I have...

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What are you guys using to edit text subtitles? I installed Subtitle Workshop but I was wondering if there's something better by now. I forgot how to make the program play mkvs. Just installed a codec pack and it still doesn't work.



Uninstall that deprecated garbage and use Subtitle Edit.


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I used to use Subtitle Edit to finalize DVD subs, but I didn't think it was very good for text and syncing.

Anyway my problem was that I downloaded SW version 6.0b because it was at the top of the publisher's webpage.


Instead I should have downloaded version 6.0e which works much better.


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OK, I'm running Subtitle Edit. It still feels unnatural since I'm more comfortable with the other program. I prefer editing text directly underneath the video. But I'll see if there's upside to its additional features like waveform view. Thanks for mentioning it.


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Fucking hell you are reminding me i have to finish all those subtitles i left behind in a .txt file, i'm still highly indebted to that fella who invited me, i want to off myself in shame.

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I'll be dumping stuff from old archives, feel free to join.
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How can Americans make war films? They've never been in a war.

They only ever picked on tiny countries or joined World Wars when they were already over.


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War of 1812?

And you shouldn't forget Saint Mel in The Patriot



Americans love war. And those tiny countries (aside from Granada they're the size of a US state) know how to fight, conventional militaries especially the US Military hates guerilla warfare, Apocalypse Now is a good movie. And despite being only being in WW1 for a year it was still WW1, the most brutal war of all time, Johnny Got His Gun is one of the greatest war movies ever made. And Americans are sensitive to trauma and get mentally scarred from it on top of getting no support back home so it makes good drama.




There's no better thread for it, so here's a list of films he liked:

Paths of Glory, Roma, Battleship Potyomkin, La grande abbuffata, Goupi Mains Rouges, Jeux interdits, early films of Fritz Lang, Buster Keaton and Marx Brothers, Rękopis znaleziony w Saragossie, pre-war Renoir's films, Persona, La strada, Le notti di Cabiria, La dolce vita, Sciuscià, Ladri di biciclette, Umberto D. (daily reminder that de Sica is retarded american, literal retard), von Stroheim's, Sternberg's(Underworld) and Wajda's films, Manon, L'Atalante, Dead of Night, White Shadows in the South Seas, Portrait of Jennie, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, La caza and La prima Angélica (he likes Saura overall, aragonian as well)

and disliked:

Il Casanova di Federico Fellini, From Here to Eternity, Roma città aperta and Romance sentimentale (the second one is worse than the first, seems impossible, I know)

He actually hates Dos Passos, Hemingway and Steinbeck too, for which I like him very much, overrated rubbish, rubbish. But, in the end, he himself is overrated as fuck, put on piedestal by brainlets and retards like Gustavo Alatriste who saw Viridiana six times and then shout "I finally get it!". All clueless, brainless demystifiers and explainers should be shot dead. And tbh, saw Tristana recently, really, he's no surrealist(at least his second french period totally isn't), just like in Viridiana, blunt, stupid symbolism, beating the shit out of my eyes, that would be nothing but his films are that, should be that, should've been that, when you take that away, you get lacking, boring camera, like the mexanon already said, cheap props, hasty, or, rather, no production, way better done herzog-esque bullshit, self-injection of his (based) opinions into each and every character (I don't know why he didn't like Borges honestly, saying he's complacent and arrogant, like, I don't like him too, but for other reasons) and "ohmagd sodep shtyrslf" feeling, but that one he sure has done on purpose to hide himself and get cheap laughs, and good stories, sometimes. That said, I like him very much, he's very comfy to watch (Tristana with its brownish pallete is as comfy as it gePost too long. Click here to view the full text.


>Bicycle Theives

I never understood why they translated the title thus. The original translates directly to "Bicycle Thief", and that's really the focus of the film. not Bicycle Theives. Sure there may be two bicycle theives in Bicycle Theif, but the first one is mainly a premiss, while the second one is actually explored in depth. Also, the using the only makes sense when we see the second theft occurring, so it leaves those members of the audience confused (those who actually paid attention to the title) for a long time, and spoils the film for others (those who thought through what's happening and derived what seems likely). Then, of course, there's the fact that the film is only about the second bicycle theif, never about the first bicycle theif, but i already mentioned that.

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I've been thinking about the purpose of this board. What is your opinion:

Do you think this should be a place to talk only about "high cinema", with words like "movie" or "director" forbidden (there are only "films" and "auteurs") with no "capeshits" and blockbusters and allowed,

Or, a place for discussion about every single film with no prejudices, as long it is a film and there is a discussion, not spamming pictures of Aiden Gillan. (there's >>>/tv/ for that)

Discuss, state your mind.
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Elaborate if anything we're not strict enough.


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Yes, what exactly are you prevented from doing?

We have almost none of these rules




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>all these general threads

This board looks like a comment section on imdb to recommend more related movies.

If were not for the chilling humor or out of topic subjects, /tv/ would have a better userbase for discussions of cinema. Sadly they have no taste.

But I've seen more good films being discussed there than on here.



Then go back ''nigger'


The term "general thread" makes me think of fast-moving chit-chat about news happenings or whatever, not so much a slow thread dedicated to a specific topic.

General topic threads are pushed aside whenever /film/ gets linked somewhere and a bunch of people come. New users make low-effort threads that don't get much traction and are soon forgotten. So I'm not sure if that is an improvement?

An unfortunate drawback of these old threads is they make the board feel stale. I suppose the page count could be reduced to force more freshness. But that leads to a new problem of potentially losing "valuable" threads like references and requests.

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Shots/stills you like thread.

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I love political thrillers.




>No good

Indeed. An empty film with really nothing to say but sure you can go to the cinema and watch the 3D experience and get kinda happy about it, aside of that, people will forget it soon.


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Here we go! Submit your favorite /film/s for the 8chan Top 250. We'll use this thread to discuss films that should and should not be included. Generally we want the list to reflect the nature of this board, so let's try to avoid mainstream titles. If you liked a recommendation from an old thread, or if you have a new suggestion to add to the list, now is the time to speak up.



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>Karlovy Vary aka Marienbad

I have to say that I'm for it and think that it's one of the most cinematic films ever. But I'm quite sucker for Robbe-Grillet('s screenplays) and I've seen it in cinema, so I'm biased, but I've seen majority of films in cinema, so whatever.

My nomination this time is O Padre e a Moça (1966) by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade for it being the best and most cinematic cinematic depiction of first love I've seen. It leaves almost nothing to imagination and nothing to interpretation it being yet again shot in nazi/commie/capitalist fashion, that is muh plebs fashion, but it's great example of film being so poetic, emotive, impressive, inspiring and imaginative that it doesn't need any mystery, no tasteful symbolism, being really just a simple, with great screenplay, masterfully shot(I liked especially the conveyed unconveyed hesitations: mise-en-scène, the crystallic close-ups, lightheaded tracking shots and the firmly emancipating barren landscapes) story; immortal story, of Beauty and Love, one can say Art and Life, being envied and hunted by the untalented, by the bitter, by moralizers, by someone, be it nazis, commies, bourg democrats or any other levelling mediocrity and purpose trying to make ugly beatiful and mundane unusual, or outright denying existence of Beauty like in all three cases(the second was by far the best for art though), it doesn't matter, it's always the same "people", the same "reasons", the same "righteous" and that's why the story is immortal. Another thing I liked is that it relies heavily on newfound God and is completely amoral; it doesn't care about morals, morals don't exist, morals exist outside the couple, outside Love and Beauty, outside Life and Art. The very premise of the film is aristocratic yet universal, idealistic; pure and unriddled lyrical epic and that's exactly why it left an impression too. Nobody cares about mundane, about ugly, about lowly, nobody should care about any of that and that's, again, exactly why this stark, explicitly christian gem shines so brightly. It's raw and natural too, there are no masks, no reality yet reality; it's beatiful lie, one of the best films I've ever seen honestly. Film about beatiful, thus God, agPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


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Two films added to my watchlist.

You mentioned Bohumil Hrabal so I was curious what else (from films) I would know. When I watched Pearls of the Deep I don't think I realised that all segments came from the same author. But I confess the film did not leave a lasting impression on me because I have forgotten most of the details.



There's also Menzel's Ostře sledované vlaky and Fádní odpoledne by Passer.

ad O Padre e a Moça I think this sums it up nicely: nec mori timet, nec vivere recusavit


I suggest adding Rehearsals for Retirement on the shorts list. I love the ethereal and melancholy atmosphere of that Phil Solomon was able to create by completely re-purposing a video game environment.



His 16mm are miles away better than his average video experiments.

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