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Post by outdoorcats » September 7th, 2019, 1:19 am

Good news for Kiarostami fans: a gorgeously restored print of The Traveler is making the rounds at arthouses with the Janus Films logo in front. This is a 99% indicator a Criterion DVD release will be announced soon. :cheers:

After it gets released, I fully expect it to quickly climb the ranks of TSPDT and other "official" lists. It's a structurally perfect, humanist moral comedy about a rebellious rapscallion in the vein of I Was Born, But... and The 400 Blows, so high appeal for most film critics. I would wager the only reason it hasn't gotten more acclaim is due to the lack of availability of a good clean copy.

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Post by Mothravka » September 7th, 2019, 6:29 am

It is featured as extra material on the Criterion Blu-ray/DVD of Close-Up (1990), so a fine print has already been available through them for almost 10 years now.

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Post by outdoorcats » September 7th, 2019, 1:29 pm

What?? How did I not know this? (and why didn't it get its own release?) :(

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Post by Ivan0716 » September 8th, 2019, 10:52 pm

No one mentioned Joker winning the Golden Lion? Thought some of you would be flipping your shit.

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Post by fori » September 8th, 2019, 11:17 pm

Ivan0716 wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 10:52 pm
No one mentioned Joker winning the Golden Lion? Thought some of you would be flipping your shit.
What!

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Post by shugs » September 9th, 2019, 4:52 pm

Has anyone watched The Story of Film: An Odyssey ? I'm trying to get into film history and theory and this looks like a promising starting point.

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Post by sebby » September 9th, 2019, 5:09 pm

shugs wrote:
September 9th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Has anyone watched The Story of Film: An Odyssey ? I'm trying to get into film history and theory and this looks like a promising starting point.
Easy and fairly enjoyable watch and probably a good entry point despite its length.

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Post by maxwelldeux » September 9th, 2019, 5:57 pm

sebby wrote:
September 9th, 2019, 5:09 pm
shugs wrote:
September 9th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Has anyone watched The Story of Film: An Odyssey ? I'm trying to get into film history and theory and this looks like a promising starting point.
Easy and fairly enjoyable watch and probably a good entry point despite its length.
Agreed - I really enjoyed it. A nice and digestible introduction to film. I occasionally rewatch parts of it just to refresh my memory on certain things. I think I put the miniseries on my favorites list, actually.

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Post by shugs » September 10th, 2019, 2:29 pm

Thanks. I'll start watching it tonight. If you have any recommendations on films/docs/books about filmmaking, please let me know. :cheers:

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Post by Kublai Khan » September 12th, 2019, 2:16 am



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Post by Kublai Khan » September 12th, 2019, 2:19 am

shugs wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Thanks. I'll start watching it tonight. If you have any recommendations on films/docs/books about filmmaking, please let me know. :cheers:
Not about filmmaking, but Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) is a pretty fascinating documentary about how Los Angeles locations have been repurposed into a bunch of different movies.

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