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Post by jort13 » October 28th, 2013, 9:34 am

Hey Guys,

At this point I've reached 1499 checks, so one more for the 1500 mark.
Somehow my brain decided that this one should count more than others, and has to be some sort of classic or great film that has a big chance on a 9 or 10 score.

Any ideas?

Cheers!

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Post by Gershwin » October 28th, 2013, 9:40 am

Try Le samouraï (1967). I guess you'll like it.
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Post by mjf314 » October 28th, 2013, 9:59 am

You haven't seen any Kiarostami films yet so I suggest watching Close-Up.

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Post by monty » October 28th, 2013, 10:01 am

I suggest Le trou (1960) - the best prison film ever.
Alternatively, you should seek out Night and the City - one of the greatest film noirs.

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Post by Pain » October 28th, 2013, 10:02 am

mjf314 on Oct 28 2013, 03:59:31 AM wrote:You haven't seen any Kiarostami films yet so I suggest watching Close-Up.
+1

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Post by monty » October 28th, 2013, 10:04 am

Pain on Oct 28 2013, 04:02:09 AM wrote:
mjf314 on Oct 28 2013, 03:59:31 AM wrote:You haven't seen any Kiarostami films yet so I suggest watching Close-Up.
+1
Kiarostami is an acquired taste.

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Post by monty » October 28th, 2013, 10:11 am

Also, you won't go wrong with the forum's own favorite film - Carriage to Vienna (1966).

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Post by jvv » October 28th, 2013, 10:19 am

How about La grande illusion (1937). That's definitely a well liked classic.

Or since you're Dutch one of the very few Dutch classics Spoorloos (1988).
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Post by Kasparius » October 28th, 2013, 2:44 pm

Pain on Oct 28 2013, 04:02:09 AM wrote:
mjf314 on Oct 28 2013, 03:59:31 AM wrote:You haven't seen any Kiarostami films yet so I suggest watching Close-Up.
+1
Yes

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Post by Dolwphin » October 28th, 2013, 4:28 pm

I Am Cuba which is distributed by Milestone.
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Post by Kowry » October 28th, 2013, 5:23 pm

A Lewis Milestone film?

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » October 28th, 2013, 5:27 pm

I think of A Taste of Cherry as the place to start with Kiarostami.

I also think that you should be made to memorize and recite long passages in Hebrew to mark this occasion.

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Post by WalterNeff » October 28th, 2013, 5:47 pm

Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Oct 28 2013, 11:27:54 AM wrote:I think of A Taste of Cherry as the place to start with Kiarostami.

I also think that you should be made to memorize and recite long passages in Hebrew to mark this occasion.
and receive a fountain pen

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Post by Kasparius » October 28th, 2013, 8:44 pm

Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Oct 28 2013, 11:27:54 AM wrote:I think of A Taste of Cherry as the place to start with Kiarostami.

I also think that you should be made to memorize and recite long passages in Hebrew to mark this occasion.
I personally find Close-Up much more accessible than Taste of Cherry.

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Post by mightysparks » October 28th, 2013, 9:03 pm

Kasparius on Oct 28 2013, 02:44:51 PM wrote:
Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Oct 28 2013, 11:27:54 AM wrote:I think of A Taste of Cherry as the place to start with Kiarostami.

I also think that you should be made to memorize and recite long passages in Hebrew to mark this occasion.
I personally find Close-Up much more accessible than Taste of Cherry.
But Taste of Cherry is better :P
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Post by Kasparius » October 28th, 2013, 9:07 pm

mightysparks on Oct 28 2013, 03:03:02 PM wrote:
Kasparius on Oct 28 2013, 02:44:51 PM wrote:
Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Oct 28 2013, 11:27:54 AM wrote:I think of A Taste of Cherry as the place to start with Kiarostami.

I also think that you should be made to memorize and recite long passages in Hebrew to mark this occasion.
I personally find Close-Up much more accessible than Taste of Cherry.
But Taste of Cherry is better :P
In my book, not even close. Close-Up is way better.

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Post by Armoreska » October 28th, 2013, 9:21 pm

that's what I've been using the Watch The Movies You Should Have Already Seen thread for
that reminds me, I need to sync up Dirty Harry for my 3500th "feature"
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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » October 28th, 2013, 9:30 pm

mightysparks on Oct 28 2013, 03:03:02 PM wrote:
Kasparius on Oct 28 2013, 02:44:51 PM wrote:
Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Oct 28 2013, 11:27:54 AM wrote:I think of A Taste of Cherry as the place to start with Kiarostami.

I also think that you should be made to memorize and recite long passages in Hebrew to mark this occasion.
I personally find Close-Up much more accessible than Taste of Cherry.
But Taste of Cherry is better :P
Of course, I am probably just projecting the fact that Taste of Cherry was my first Kiarostami (God, no "cherry" jokes, please!), but I did like it as the first step, because
crucial plot elements given away or at least implied hereShow
I loved the opening scenes in which we don't know why he is cruising around trying to recruit someone (our thoughts probably stray to something prurient), and then, in that arid landscape, with the neo-realist style of dialog, we try to construct the entire world-- its objectives, its rules-- moment by moment. It so much leads us to create our own Kiarostami as we go.

As for accessibility, it's really primarily just that avant-garde ending foisting its meta- qualities upon us that might be jarring to a first-time viewer. But in its core, Taste of Cherry is simpler than Close-Up and that's also why I think it's a good place to start.
Having said all that, there are still quite a lot of Kiarostamis I haven't seen!

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Post by jort13 » October 31st, 2013, 8:31 pm

Well I just saw Close-Up. I'm glad I saw it (I think it's the second Iranian film I saw) but it wasn't really for me though. I'd say 6/10...

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Post by Gershwin » November 1st, 2013, 12:11 am

Too bad. Now try Le samouraï! :happy:
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Post by xianjiro » August 22nd, 2020, 7:44 am

Seems like a perfect thread to bring back from the dead, especially given the magnitude. While I was fairly intentional that I'd watch this tonight and knew I was getting close, it's still always interesting when serendipity plays a hand:

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Post by maxwelldeux » August 23rd, 2020, 6:30 am

Ooh... I liked Anthropocene. That was a solid doc.

I didn't know this thread existed, otherwise I would have reported by 10,000th Check the other day... which was

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Post by xianjiro » August 26th, 2020, 12:13 am

well, can't say I knew the thread existed, but figured I'd search before starting a new one and I hit paydirt

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