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Cippenham wrote: July 20th, 2020, 1:15 pm Really focussing on silent films on official lists so welcome recommendations
What are you interested in and what have you seen?
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Cippenham wrote: July 20th, 2020, 1:15 pm Really focussing on silent films on official lists so welcome recommendations
In terms of UK silents, I would say my top 5 are:

Underground (1928)
The Open Road (1926)
Drifters (1929)
The Great White Silence (1924)
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

All 5 are on official lists, but you may have seen all. The Open Road is particularly beautiful as it is a colour documentary depicting the time it was made in. A beautiful document, and now in fantastic condition.
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St. Gloede wrote: July 20th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Cippenham wrote: July 20th, 2020, 1:15 pm Really focussing on silent films on official lists so welcome recommendations
The Great White Silence (1924)
Robin DiAngelo made a silent movie? :o
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Dolwphin wrote: July 20th, 2020, 2:46 pm
St. Gloede wrote: July 20th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Cippenham wrote: July 20th, 2020, 1:15 pm Really focussing on silent films on official lists so welcome recommendations
The Great White Silence (1924)
Robin DiAngelo made a silent movie? :o
Had to look up who that was. :lol:
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I am looking for what I haven’t seen, I have seen a lot. Not seen Underground a British film apparently so will watch that next , thanks.
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Cippenham wrote: July 20th, 2020, 6:00 pm I am looking for what I haven’t seen, I have seen a lot. Not seen Underground a British film apparently so will watch that next , thanks.
I second the recommendation of Underground, along with some of the other silents made by director Anthony Asquith -- Shooting Stars and especially A Cottage on Dartmoor.
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Tomorrow I'm going to watch the restored version of Zerkalo (The Mirror) in cinema before they close again due to covid.

It's a movie I have seen and only slightly liked when I was 17, I expect it to be a whole other experience now.

Has anyone else seen the restored version of Zerkalo ? Is it well done ? If not, what about the restored versions of Solaris and Stalker ?
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Does "restored" mean digitized?
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Coryn wrote: July 23rd, 2020, 12:03 pm Tomorrow I'm going to watch the restored version of Zerkalo (The Mirror) in cinema before they close again due to covid.
Belgium? What's the story there, are cases going up badly or is it a pre-emptive thing?

Cinemas here were allowed to open from a couple of weeks ago, but majority haven't yet. I don't think any in my town have.
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What's a "cinema"?
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OldAle1 wrote: July 23rd, 2020, 10:47 pm What's a "cinema"?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movie_theater
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I think our local cinemas can open and I think one big multiplex opens at the end of the month
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I have seen many of the great silent films, I like documentaries, history, drama, and comedy . I have seen 223 out of 304 on the Silent Era top 300 films list but still leaves many to watch.
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Mothravka wrote: July 24th, 2020, 4:40 am
OldAle1 wrote: July 23rd, 2020, 10:47 pm What's a "cinema"?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movie_theater
Interesting. Never heard of such a thing. Movies come out of cables and the ether here to appear on my computer. Learn something new every day.
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All the big films that were looking at aug/sep/oct release dates now being pushed back, following Tenet. Means cinema won't see much point reopening until Autumn.
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I totally missed, until now, that that there's a new Ghibli film out this year in Japan (Earwig and the Witch directed by Goro Miyazaki and written by Hayao Miyazaki).
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AdamH wrote: July 25th, 2020, 5:02 pm I totally missed, until now, that that there's a new Ghibli film out this year in Japan (Earwig and the Witch directed by Goro Miyazaki and written by Hayao Miyazaki).
I wish it wasn’t CG-animated though...
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Not really new news that the HPFA is a corrupt private club that openly takes bribes to guarantee Golden Globe nominations...but news to me they are actually tax exempt?

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Damien Chazelle presents:

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That was great, thanks for sharing!

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I've only seen one new watch in the past 6 months O.O

Although I probably should watch First Cow soon
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Pretentious Hipster wrote: August 12th, 2020, 7:54 pm I've only seen one new watch in the past 6 months O.O

Although I probably should watch First Cow soon
Don’t know if First Cow will end up being your type of thing, but you should definitely check it out.

The sound design is crunchy and full and I have never seen such impressive and realistic night shots in a film.
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Any recommendations based on my favorites?
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galimx hard to tell what you have not seen from that. How about other rated films by Bergman. Also the 10 Episodes series Polish film called Dekalog.
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galimx wrote: August 16th, 2020, 12:39 am Any recommendations based on my favorites?
The Long Darkness (1972)
Nostos: il ritorno (1989)
La Vallée close (1995)
Robinson’s Garden (1987)
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So a roommate said a while back (and the rest talking behind my back), that I have straight white male taste in films, and that it not only does it have absolutely no variety to it, but that it's the dumbest taste of all. This is coming from weebs who only watch anime, or tumblr teen fandom stuff, and say that watching old stuff is a waste of time because newer stuff always does it better.
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Pretentious Hipster wrote: August 17th, 2020, 1:25 am So a roommate said a while back (and the rest talking behind my back), that I have straight white male taste in films, and that it not only does it have absolutely no variety to it, but that it's the dumbest taste of all. This is coming from weebs who only watch anime, or tumblr teen fandom stuff, and say that watching old stuff is a waste of time because newer stuff always does it better.
Are you roommates with Onderhond?
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cinewest wrote: August 17th, 2020, 1:33 am
Pretentious Hipster wrote: August 17th, 2020, 1:25 am So a roommate said a while back (and the rest talking behind my back), that I have straight white male taste in films, and that it not only does it have absolutely no variety to it, but that it's the dumbest taste of all. This is coming from weebs who only watch anime, or tumblr teen fandom stuff, and say that watching old stuff is a waste of time because newer stuff always does it better.
Are you roommates with Onderhond?
Onderhond at least has his reasons for liking stuff. For them it literally comes down to "I like this because it's wholesome" and go as far as calling Miyazaki too racist.
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Where the hell do you find these people, Art?
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I get called a film snob by everyone I know :shrug: Non-film people don't really seem to understand. I wouldn't worry about what anyone else has to say about your taste, everyone is just seeing it through their own lens with their own biases and only you can really 'understand' your own taste.
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Pretentious Hipster wrote: August 17th, 2020, 1:35 am
cinewest wrote: August 17th, 2020, 1:33 am
Pretentious Hipster wrote: August 17th, 2020, 1:25 am So a roommate said a while back (and the rest talking behind my back), that I have straight white male taste in films, and that it not only does it have absolutely no variety to it, but that it's the dumbest taste of all. This is coming from weebs who only watch anime, or tumblr teen fandom stuff, and say that watching old stuff is a waste of time because newer stuff always does it better.
Are you roommates with Onderhond?
Onderhond at least has his reasons for liking stuff. For them it literally comes down to "I like this because it's wholesome" and go as far as calling Miyazaki too racist.
I'm only kidding about onder. He knows I love him even though he (u) some times.
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Double love... ;) too much
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Why is Miyazaki considered racist?
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Apparently some characters are stereotypes? I don't get it either and didn't wanna dig into it. It's just wokescolds who try to find stuff to be angry about for a "morally superior" dopamine rush.
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There is a strange controversy on the internet, regarding a french movie purchased by Netflix for the US market. Its original title is Mignonnes, and it did well at Sundance, as well as at the Berlin Film Festival.

The director is a colored french woman, and it tells the story of a young girl who escaped a rigorist muslim family by working on modern sexy dances (twerk), but finds herself in another kind of trap, i.e. the hypersexualization of young girls by modern society... It just came out on french screens, with this poster :
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Netflix, however, relooked it into that poster :
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This triggered a controversy, as many people imagined that film would be promoting the sexualization of young girls... This is quite an unexpected controversy for such a film, whose stance is so easy to read (the director has been giving many interviews about her film and intents).

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment- ... ting-story

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I came across a post about that film on Reddit last night and it was posted in r/trashy or something like that and it was pretty weird how quickly the conversation switched gears.
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The controversy is on the way Netflix marketed the film. Not just with that poster, not just with "CUTIES" put there to make it further creepy, but also with another synopsis.

Basically a very disgusting marketing strategy.
max-scl wrote: August 17th, 2020, 4:26 am Why is Miyazaki considered racist?
Wait what I missed that
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