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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » July 31st, 2020, 11:25 pm

3eyes wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 7:54 pm
:banana:

My participation is sporadic these days but I still look in pretty regularly. Great to see you!
And wonderful to hear from you, Esther!!! I look forward to catching up and hearing what's new in Philly! :cheers:

Oh, and I just learned a bit of apparent Philly slang the other day: "jawn." Is that a word you use or at least hear??

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » July 31st, 2020, 11:27 pm

Lammetje wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 9:53 pm
Local! :circle: Boy, am I happy to see you! You still down for that road trip?
Hey, Lammetje -- great to hear from you! What a memory to recall that "road trip" discussion! :cheers:

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Post by AdamH » August 1st, 2020, 12:28 am

Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 11:22 pm
Fergenaprido wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 7:38 pm
Gershwin wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 7:12 pm
Good to have you back, Local! I only pop up here once every few weeks for one or two posts, but I'm happy you're back and I'm glad you're doing well!
And one of those posts should be to post your list for the films on unofficial lists poll :P Would hate to lose your voice on that this time around. :D
Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 2:07 pm
The prodigal son returneth ...

It may be that there are some forum old timers who still remember me. After being a regular on the form for -- what? -- six years or so(?), I drifted shamelessly for a while, and then when the forum took on a new home, I didn't have access. Some time ago Knaldskalle helped me find a way back, and at last in the midst of a quarantine I have reconnected. I think it's been at least four years? I've missed the company of so many of you, and I've gotten rather frightfully rusty with the world of cinephilia, but if any of you still remember me, drop me a hello!

I hear you have a new Russian list and I'm going to have to find the discussion for that!
Welcome back Local! Yes, there was discussion here and a poll on the other forum about the Russian list, and it's been a fairly non-controversial replacement (so far).

You should also post your list for the poll :whistling:
Hey, Fergenaprido! Good to hear from you!

I'm not exactly thrilled that the old Russian list was dropped just when I was closing in on completing it, but I'm hardly in a position to complain now, am I? :lol:

And for which poll should I be submitting a list?
Funnily enough, I went on the LiveJournal list after the blog post was sent out and the top comment is one from you saying it's a poor choice for an official list so I guess they finally listened to you 10 years and 4 months later! :D

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Post by 3eyes » August 1st, 2020, 2:29 am

Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 11:25 pm
3eyes wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 7:54 pm
:banana:

My participation is sporadic these days but I still look in pretty regularly. Great to see you!
And wonderful to hear from you, Esther!!! I look forward to catching up and hearing what's new in Philly! :cheers:

Oh, and I just learned a bit of apparent Philly slang the other day: "jawn." Is that a word you use or at least hear??
Jawn or sometimes jaunt, I think. (rough translation: thing) As a middle-schooler Georgie used to say "jaunt" a lot, he got it from a friend from S Philly.
Last I knew our neighborhood had 3 toy stores for pets and none for children.
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Post by Nathan Treadway » August 1st, 2020, 4:47 am

Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 11:22 pm
Fergenaprido wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 7:38 pm
Gershwin wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 7:12 pm
Good to have you back, Local! I only pop up here once every few weeks for one or two posts, but I'm happy you're back and I'm glad you're doing well!
And one of those posts should be to post your list for the films on unofficial lists poll :P Would hate to lose your voice on that this time around. :D
Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 2:07 pm
The prodigal son returneth ...

It may be that there are some forum old timers who still remember me. After being a regular on the form for -- what? -- six years or so(?), I drifted shamelessly for a while, and then when the forum took on a new home, I didn't have access. Some time ago Knaldskalle helped me find a way back, and at last in the midst of a quarantine I have reconnected. I think it's been at least four years? I've missed the company of so many of you, and I've gotten rather frightfully rusty with the world of cinephilia, but if any of you still remember me, drop me a hello!

I hear you have a new Russian list and I'm going to have to find the discussion for that!
Welcome back Local! Yes, there was discussion here and a poll on the other forum about the Russian list, and it's been a fairly non-controversial replacement (so far).

You should also post your list for the poll :whistling:
Hey, Fergenaprido! Good to hear from you!

I'm not exactly thrilled that the old Russian list was dropped just when I was closing in on completing it, but I'm hardly in a position to complain now, am I? :lol:

And for which poll should I be submitting a list?
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4976&view=unread#unread

If it's not too late.

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Post by Fergenaprido » August 1st, 2020, 5:23 am

It's not too late to submit a list. Deadline is in a few hours, but I'm headed out to a friend's house for the afternoon so I won't start downloading the lists until then. So you have at least 6, and probably close to 12 hours left (maybe more, depending on how long it takes me to get things sorted out).

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Post by funkybusiness » August 1st, 2020, 5:33 am

whaaaaaat

Local Hero now not just a cult classic but Criterion-approved.

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Post by outdoorcats » August 1st, 2020, 12:58 pm

Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 11:25 pm
3eyes wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 7:54 pm
:banana:

My participation is sporadic these days but I still look in pretty regularly. Great to see you!
And wonderful to hear from you, Esther!!! I look forward to catching up and hearing what's new in Philly! :cheers:

Oh, and I just learned a bit of apparent Philly slang the other day: "jawn." Is that a word you use or at least hear??
"Jawn" appears to have been discontinued by most Philadelphians the minute it was "ironically" picked up by hipsters:

Image

:yucky:

I blame Creed.

Peter...is your social worker in that horse?

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » August 1st, 2020, 11:06 pm

AdamH wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 12:28 am
Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 11:22 pm
Fergenaprido wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 7:38 pm

And one of those posts should be to post your list for the films on unofficial lists poll :P Would hate to lose your voice on that this time around. :D



Welcome back Local! Yes, there was discussion here and a poll on the other forum about the Russian list, and it's been a fairly non-controversial replacement (so far).

You should also post your list for the poll :whistling:
Hey, Fergenaprido! Good to hear from you!

I'm not exactly thrilled that the old Russian list was dropped just when I was closing in on completing it, but I'm hardly in a position to complain now, am I? :lol:

And for which poll should I be submitting a list?
Funnily enough, I went on the LiveJournal list after the blog post was sent out and the top comment is one from you saying it's a poor choice for an official list so I guess they finally listened to you 10 years and 4 months later! :D
Ha ha! Yes, there are quite a lot of mediocrities on the LiveJournal list. That said the new list seems rather poppy -- sort of like an imdb250 for Russia. It would be nice to have a critics' choice list, IMO.

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » August 1st, 2020, 11:08 pm

3eyes wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 2:29 am
Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 11:25 pm
3eyes wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 7:54 pm
:banana:

My participation is sporadic these days but I still look in pretty regularly. Great to see you!
And wonderful to hear from you, Esther!!! I look forward to catching up and hearing what's new in Philly! :cheers:

Oh, and I just learned a bit of apparent Philly slang the other day: "jawn." Is that a word you use or at least hear??
Jawn or sometimes jaunt, I think. (rough translation: thing) As a middle-schooler Georgie used to say "jaunt" a lot, he got it from a friend from S Philly.
Last I knew our neighborhood had 3 toy stores for pets and none for children.
It's quite a neighborhood you live in, so that doesn't surprise me! That said, I remember visiting a children's toy story in your 'hood.

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » August 1st, 2020, 11:10 pm

Nathan Treadway wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 4:47 am
Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 11:22 pm
Fergenaprido wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 7:38 pm

And one of those posts should be to post your list for the films on unofficial lists poll :P Would hate to lose your voice on that this time around. :D



Welcome back Local! Yes, there was discussion here and a poll on the other forum about the Russian list, and it's been a fairly non-controversial replacement (so far).

You should also post your list for the poll :whistling:
Hey, Fergenaprido! Good to hear from you!

I'm not exactly thrilled that the old Russian list was dropped just when I was closing in on completing it, but I'm hardly in a position to complain now, am I? :lol:

And for which poll should I be submitting a list?
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4976&view=unread#unread

If it's not too late.
Films on zero lists?! Oh, wow -- I don't think I'm capable of rustling up such a list on any kind of short notice. I've been out of the cinephilic/ICM loop.

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » August 1st, 2020, 11:13 pm

funkybusiness wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 5:33 am
whaaaaaat

Local Hero now not just a cult classic but Criterion-approved.
Hey, Funky! Yes, I bought that Criterion right away and enjoyed the commentary. I bought it, by the way, at a two-day retrospective of Forsyth's work at the Film Forum in NYC. He spoke on both days, and ..... I shook the man's hand and thanked him. :woot:

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » August 1st, 2020, 11:16 pm

outdoorcats wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 12:58 pm
Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 11:25 pm
3eyes wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 7:54 pm
:banana:

My participation is sporadic these days but I still look in pretty regularly. Great to see you!
And wonderful to hear from you, Esther!!! I look forward to catching up and hearing what's new in Philly! :cheers:

Oh, and I just learned a bit of apparent Philly slang the other day: "jawn." Is that a word you use or at least hear??
"Jawn" appears to have been discontinued by most Philadelphians the minute it was "ironically" picked up by hipsters:

Image

:yucky:

I blame Creed.
Either way, I missed all the fun as I only learned the word a couple of months ago, even though I've been living not far away in NYC for two decades now.

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Post by funkybusiness » August 2nd, 2020, 12:40 am

Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 11:13 pm
funkybusiness wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 5:33 am
whaaaaaat

Local Hero now not just a cult classic but Criterion-approved.
Hey, Funky! Yes, I bought that Criterion right away and enjoyed the commentary. I bought it, by the way, at a two-day retrospective of Forsyth's work at the Film Forum in NYC. He spoke on both days, and ..... I shook the man's hand and thanked him. :woot:
that's pretty groovy. aahh the before times...


nice to have you back!

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Post by Leopardi » August 3rd, 2020, 7:44 pm

Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 2:07 pm
The prodigal son returneth ...

It may be that there are some forum old timers who still remember me. After being a regular on the form for -- what? -- six years or so(?), I drifted shamelessly for a while, and then when the forum took on a new home, I didn't have access. Some time ago Knaldskalle helped me find a way back, and at last in the midst of a quarantine I have reconnected. I think it's been at least four years? I've missed the company of so many of you, and I've gotten rather frightfully rusty with the world of cinephilia, but if any of you still remember me, drop me a hello!

I hear you have a new Russian list and I'm going to have to find the discussion for that!
Why, hello, stranger! It's great to have you back! You're in the midst of a quarantine? I hope all is well on your end, I got back last night from a week-long trip to Alberta, where mask-wearing isn't so popular, so I may go into quarantine myself for a while, just to be a good citizen (Anne and I are feeling fine, though).

Do you have a Top 5 list of books you've read since you were last here? Always looking for suggestions!

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » August 4th, 2020, 7:11 pm

Leopardi wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 7:44 pm
Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 2:07 pm
The prodigal son returneth ...

It may be that there are some forum old timers who still remember me. After being a regular on the form for -- what? -- six years or so(?), I drifted shamelessly for a while, and then when the forum took on a new home, I didn't have access. Some time ago Knaldskalle helped me find a way back, and at last in the midst of a quarantine I have reconnected. I think it's been at least four years? I've missed the company of so many of you, and I've gotten rather frightfully rusty with the world of cinephilia, but if any of you still remember me, drop me a hello!

I hear you have a new Russian list and I'm going to have to find the discussion for that!
Why, hello, stranger! It's great to have you back! You're in the midst of a quarantine? I hope all is well on your end, I got back last night from a week-long trip to Alberta, where mask-wearing isn't so popular, so I may go into quarantine myself for a while, just to be a good citizen (Anne and I are feeling fine, though).

Do you have a Top 5 list of books you've read since you were last here? Always looking for suggestions!
Hey, Leopardi! Good to see you're still here! When I say "quarantine," I just mean the same general lockdown conditions everyone in my country (who still believes in science) should be in. I make the occasional masked sojourn to the outside world, but most of the time I'm home. :cheers:

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Post by St. Gloede » August 4th, 2020, 7:59 pm

Fantastic to have you back, Local! :woot:

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Post by Leopardi » August 5th, 2020, 2:12 pm

Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 7:11 pm
Leopardi wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 7:44 pm
Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 2:07 pm
The prodigal son returneth ...

It may be that there are some forum old timers who still remember me. After being a regular on the form for -- what? -- six years or so(?), I drifted shamelessly for a while, and then when the forum took on a new home, I didn't have access. Some time ago Knaldskalle helped me find a way back, and at last in the midst of a quarantine I have reconnected. I think it's been at least four years? I've missed the company of so many of you, and I've gotten rather frightfully rusty with the world of cinephilia, but if any of you still remember me, drop me a hello!

I hear you have a new Russian list and I'm going to have to find the discussion for that!
Why, hello, stranger! It's great to have you back! You're in the midst of a quarantine? I hope all is well on your end, I got back last night from a week-long trip to Alberta, where mask-wearing isn't so popular, so I may go into quarantine myself for a while, just to be a good citizen (Anne and I are feeling fine, though).

Do you have a Top 5 list of books you've read since you were last here? Always looking for suggestions!
Hey, Leopardi! Good to see you're still here! When I say "quarantine," I just mean the same general lockdown conditions everyone in my country (who still believes in science) should be in. I make the occasional masked sojourn to the outside world, but most of the time I'm home. :cheers:
Oh good, glad to hear you're doing well, I thought that was the case but wanted to be sure. Here's to hoping the disease (both epidemiological and political) recedes in the months ahead. :cheers:

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » August 6th, 2020, 5:50 pm

St. Gloede wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 7:59 pm
Fantastic to have you back, Local! :woot:
Hey, St. Gloede! Thank you, and great to see you’re still around on the forum!

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » August 6th, 2020, 5:52 pm

Leopardi wrote:
August 5th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 7:11 pm
Leopardi wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 7:44 pm


Why, hello, stranger! It's great to have you back! You're in the midst of a quarantine? I hope all is well on your end, I got back last night from a week-long trip to Alberta, where mask-wearing isn't so popular, so I may go into quarantine myself for a while, just to be a good citizen (Anne and I are feeling fine, though).

Do you have a Top 5 list of books you've read since you were last here? Always looking for suggestions!
Hey, Leopardi! Good to see you're still here! When I say "quarantine," I just mean the same general lockdown conditions everyone in my country (who still believes in science) should be in. I make the occasional masked sojourn to the outside world, but most of the time I'm home. :cheers:
Oh good, glad to hear you're doing well, I thought that was the case but wanted to be sure. Here's to hoping the disease (both epidemiological and political) recedes in the months ahead. :cheers:
That’s exactly right!! Dual diseases in my country these days, and they feed off each other!

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Post by adwest » August 14th, 2020, 8:29 pm

Hi everyone! I'm Maxwelldeux's better half. It has become apparent that his fascination with cinema is not a passing phase and somehow he managed to drag me down with him. :D But, as I am a fiction writer, I love stories, so it wasn't a hard sell. I am new to learning about film and its history--not exactly a virgin but not experienced either--so be gentle. I'm working may way through a couple of "top 100" type lists and I'm enjoying it almost as much as I enjoy my first love (novels).

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Post by maxwelldeux » August 14th, 2020, 8:34 pm

adwest wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Hi everyone! I'm Maxwelldeux's better half. It has become apparent that his fascination with cinema is not a passing phase and somehow he managed to drag me down with him. :D But, as I am a fiction writer, I love stories, so it wasn't a hard sell. I am new to learning about film and its history--not exactly a virgin but not experienced either--so be gentle. I'm working may way through a couple of "top 100" type lists and I'm enjoying it almost as much as I enjoy my first love (novels).
Can confirm. I don't know if this is a good or bad thing. :circle:

PS: It's Oscar Best Picture Winners, Oscar Best Original Screenplay Winners, and the AFI 100 Years, 100 Movies Lists

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Post by joachimt » August 14th, 2020, 8:36 pm

Hey, welcome! How nice of you to join as well! I think this is the first time a couple both are a member of this forum.
Sure, we can be gentle, but I think Max already told you so. He was almost a virgin himself when he joined this forum and since then ...... well, you know. Max can't do without this forum anymore and this forum can't do without Max.
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Post by AdamH » August 14th, 2020, 8:44 pm

adwest wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Hi everyone! I'm Maxwelldeux's better half. It has become apparent that his fascination with cinema is not a passing phase and somehow he managed to drag me down with him. :D But, as I am a fiction writer, I love stories, so it wasn't a hard sell. I am new to learning about film and its history--not exactly a virgin but not experienced either--so be gentle. I'm working may way through a couple of "top 100" type lists and I'm enjoying it almost as much as I enjoy my first love (novels).
Welcome adwest! I hope you like it here :thumbsup:

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Post by St. Gloede » August 14th, 2020, 9:14 pm

adwest wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Hi everyone! I'm Maxwelldeux's better half. It has become apparent that his fascination with cinema is not a passing phase and somehow he managed to drag me down with him. :D But, as I am a fiction writer, I love stories, so it wasn't a hard sell. I am new to learning about film and its history--not exactly a virgin but not experienced either--so be gentle. I'm working may way through a couple of "top 100" type lists and I'm enjoying it almost as much as I enjoy my first love (novels).
Welcome!

You are in the most exciting time of your film journey and it will be great hearing for you. It will also be interesting to see how your first love has affected your second love. Cinema was my first love (well, technically, not true, I loved books as a child) so when I come to novels I don't look for stories, but something more focused on form and expression (which I suppose is way Woolf is my favourite author so far, but I'm still a novice).

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Post by burneyfan » August 14th, 2020, 11:25 pm

adwest wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Hi everyone! I'm Maxwelldeux's better half. It has become apparent that his fascination with cinema is not a passing phase and somehow he managed to drag me down with him. :D But, as I am a fiction writer, I love stories, so it wasn't a hard sell. I am new to learning about film and its history--not exactly a virgin but not experienced either--so be gentle. I'm working may way through a couple of "top 100" type lists and I'm enjoying it almost as much as I enjoy my first love (novels).
Greetings, from a fellow female and novel lover!

I am the one with the movie obsession in my family -- my husband merely aids and abets my fixation. Earlier this afternoon, he asked if I had any ideas for a gift on our twentieth wedding anniversary, and I told him another external hard drive for all my films. Got any favorite novels you'd care to throw out? My favorite of all time is Middlemarch.

You have a lot of wonderful movies ahead of you! :cheers:

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Post by adwest » August 15th, 2020, 12:57 am

St. Gloede wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 9:14 pm
adwest wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Hi everyone! I'm Maxwelldeux's better half. It has become apparent that his fascination with cinema is not a passing phase and somehow he managed to drag me down with him. :D But, as I am a fiction writer, I love stories, so it wasn't a hard sell. I am new to learning about film and its history--not exactly a virgin but not experienced either--so be gentle. I'm working may way through a couple of "top 100" type lists and I'm enjoying it almost as much as I enjoy my first love (novels).
Welcome!

You are in the most exciting time of your film journey and it will be great hearing for you. It will also be interesting to see how your first love has affected your second love. Cinema was my first love (well, technically, not true, I loved books as a child) so when I come to novels I don't look for stories, but something more focused on form and expression (which I suppose is way Woolf is my favourite author so far, but I'm still a novice).
Thanks for the welcome. I am finding there is great overlap in what I like about books in film because I do tend to focus on the story. But,I'm trying to keep my mind open to other aspects of film. Maxwell keeps reminding me that cinema is a visual medium.

If you're looking for a writer more focused on form and expression--I can't think of anyone better than Ali Smith. Her book Autumn is a work of art. (l)

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Post by adwest » August 15th, 2020, 1:10 am

burneyfan wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 11:25 pm
adwest wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Hi everyone! I'm Maxwelldeux's better half. It has become apparent that his fascination with cinema is not a passing phase and somehow he managed to drag me down with him. :D But, as I am a fiction writer, I love stories, so it wasn't a hard sell. I am new to learning about film and its history--not exactly a virgin but not experienced either--so be gentle. I'm working may way through a couple of "top 100" type lists and I'm enjoying it almost as much as I enjoy my first love (novels).
Greetings, from a fellow female and novel lover!

I am the one with the movie obsession in my family -- my husband merely aids and abets my fixation. Earlier this afternoon, he asked if I had any ideas for a gift on our twentieth wedding anniversary, and I told him another external hard drive for all my films. Got any favorite novels you'd care to throw out? My favorite of all time is Middlemarch.

You have a lot of wonderful movies ahead of you! :cheers:
External hard drive is great to have. Ours is probably the only reason any of our computers are actually usable and not just clogged with movies.

I have so many favorite novels. I'm not super picky on style or artistry but I have to admit, I couldn't get through the 50 Shades or Twilight junk so I am a bit of a snob about good writing. My favorite book of last year was Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Many of my friends voted for The Nickel Boys over it though. If you like mysteries I've been really into Tana French lately. I love Deborah Levy, Ali Smith, Nadine Gordimer, Lisa See--oh there's too many to list and this is a film forum so I'd better stop.

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Post by blocho » August 15th, 2020, 4:45 am

adwest wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Hi everyone! I'm Maxwelldeux's better half. It has become apparent that his fascination with cinema is not a passing phase and somehow he managed to drag me down with him. :D But, as I am a fiction writer, I love stories, so it wasn't a hard sell. I am new to learning about film and its history--not exactly a virgin but not experienced either--so be gentle. I'm working may way through a couple of "top 100" type lists and I'm enjoying it almost as much as I enjoy my first love (novels).
Welcome! Max is already pretty great. If you're truly his better half, you might end up the best member in forum history.

:D No pressure

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » August 15th, 2020, 4:51 am

Hello adwest! Wonderful to read of you joining the board. Lovely to have you here.
That's all, folks!

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Post by Onderhond » August 15th, 2020, 7:28 am

adwest wrote:
August 15th, 2020, 12:57 am
Maxwell keeps reminding me that cinema is a visual medium.
Audiovisual!

Also hi and welcome :)

I used to fly through books when I was younger, mostly horror. But when I finally found the writer who appealed to me the most (Jeff Noon, Vurt was a revelation) other books started to pale in comparison, which was pretty much the end of that hobby. Still keep up with Noon's books though, vacation & reading is still bliss.

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Post by St. Gloede » August 15th, 2020, 8:52 am

adwest wrote:
August 15th, 2020, 12:57 am
St. Gloede wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 9:14 pm
adwest wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Hi everyone! I'm Maxwelldeux's better half. It has become apparent that his fascination with cinema is not a passing phase and somehow he managed to drag me down with him. :D But, as I am a fiction writer, I love stories, so it wasn't a hard sell. I am new to learning about film and its history--not exactly a virgin but not experienced either--so be gentle. I'm working may way through a couple of "top 100" type lists and I'm enjoying it almost as much as I enjoy my first love (novels).
Welcome!

You are in the most exciting time of your film journey and it will be great hearing for you. It will also be interesting to see how your first love has affected your second love. Cinema was my first love (well, technically, not true, I loved books as a child) so when I come to novels I don't look for stories, but something more focused on form and expression (which I suppose is way Woolf is my favourite author so far, but I'm still a novice).
Thanks for the welcome. I am finding there is great overlap in what I like about books in film because I do tend to focus on the story. But,I'm trying to keep my mind open to other aspects of film. Maxwell keeps reminding me that cinema is a visual medium.

If you're looking for a writer more focused on form and expression--I can't think of anyone better than Ali Smith. Her book Autumn is a work of art. (l)
Thank you, adwest! Will definitely seek out Autumn (and I love that it is part of a Four Seasons cycle/series, there a few of those in the film world too).

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Post by Lammetje » August 15th, 2020, 10:00 am

Welcome to the forums, Addie! I hope you'll be able to work on both Doris Day's and Steven Seagal's filmographies soon. Their movies are essential watches for any cinephile. :)
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Post by burneyfan » August 15th, 2020, 12:33 pm

adwest wrote:
August 15th, 2020, 1:10 am
burneyfan wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 11:25 pm
adwest wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Hi everyone! I'm Maxwelldeux's better half. It has become apparent that his fascination with cinema is not a passing phase and somehow he managed to drag me down with him. :D But, as I am a fiction writer, I love stories, so it wasn't a hard sell. I am new to learning about film and its history--not exactly a virgin but not experienced either--so be gentle. I'm working may way through a couple of "top 100" type lists and I'm enjoying it almost as much as I enjoy my first love (novels).
Greetings, from a fellow female and novel lover!

I am the one with the movie obsession in my family -- my husband merely aids and abets my fixation. Earlier this afternoon, he asked if I had any ideas for a gift on our twentieth wedding anniversary, and I told him another external hard drive for all my films. Got any favorite novels you'd care to throw out? My favorite of all time is Middlemarch.

You have a lot of wonderful movies ahead of you! :cheers:
External hard drive is great to have. Ours is probably the only reason any of our computers are actually usable and not just clogged with movies.

I have so many favorite novels. I'm not super picky on style or artistry but I have to admit, I couldn't get through the 50 Shades or Twilight junk so I am a bit of a snob about good writing. My favorite book of last year was Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Many of my friends voted for The Nickel Boys over it though. If you like mysteries I've been really into Tana French lately. I love Deborah Levy, Ali Smith, Nadine Gordimer, Lisa See--oh there's too many to list and this is a film forum so I'd better stop.
Homegoing is sitting on my shelf, and I thought The Nickel Boys was great. My favorite that I read last year was Whiskey When We're Dry by John Larison. I am a HUGE mystery lover -- I've been through all of Tana French's except the final book of her Dublin series and The Witch Elm -- both on my shelf waiting for their turn. I hear she has another one coming out later this year! Gordimer is one who's been on my list for ages, but I haven't dived in yet -- if you have recommendations for a starting place, I'll gladly listen!

(Sorry, I know this is a film forum -- I just get crazy about books, too.)

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Post by adwest » August 16th, 2020, 7:53 pm

Onderhond wrote:
August 15th, 2020, 7:28 am
adwest wrote:
August 15th, 2020, 12:57 am
Maxwell keeps reminding me that cinema is a visual medium.
Audiovisual!

Also hi and welcome :)

I used to fly through books when I was younger, mostly horror. But when I finally found the writer who appealed to me the most (Jeff Noon, Vurt was a revelation) other books started to pale in comparison, which was pretty much the end of that hobby. Still keep up with Noon's books though, vacation & reading is still bliss.
Right you are! Audiovisual--it's just that I usually get yelled at when I'm looking down at my phone. So I'm still getting the audio part but missing the visual. I will have to check out Jeff Noon--I'm actually trying to find some inspiration for a scary stories contest and that could help. Thanks!

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Post by Onderhond » August 16th, 2020, 7:58 pm

adwest wrote:
August 16th, 2020, 7:53 pm
Right you are! Audiovisual--it's just that I usually get yelled at when I'm looking down at my phone. So I'm still getting the audio part but missing the visual.
Hah! You sure are brave to admit that on a forum like this one :p
adwest wrote:
August 16th, 2020, 7:53 pm
I will have to check out Jeff Noon--I'm actually trying to find some inspiration for a scary stories contest and that could help. Thanks!
Noon isn't really horror ... it's urban fantasy/sci-fi I guess? Though it's really hard to compare it to something else (if anyone can recommend something similar, please do!)

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Post by Fergenaprido » August 17th, 2020, 8:28 am

adwest wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Hi everyone! I'm Maxwelldeux's better half. It has become apparent that his fascination with cinema is not a passing phase and somehow he managed to drag me down with him. :D But, as I am a fiction writer, I love stories, so it wasn't a hard sell. I am new to learning about film and its history--not exactly a virgin but not experienced either--so be gentle. I'm working may way through a couple of "top 100" type lists and I'm enjoying it almost as much as I enjoy my first love (novels).
Welcome adwest, glad to have you here :)
Onderhond wrote:
August 16th, 2020, 7:58 pm
adwest wrote:
August 16th, 2020, 7:53 pm
Right you are! Audiovisual--it's just that I usually get yelled at when I'm looking down at my phone. So I'm still getting the audio part but missing the visual.
Hah! You sure are brave to admit that on a forum like this one :p
adwest wrote:
August 16th, 2020, 7:53 pm
I will have to check out Jeff Noon--I'm actually trying to find some inspiration for a scary stories contest and that could help. Thanks!
Noon isn't really horror ... it's urban fantasy/sci-fi I guess? Though it's really hard to compare it to something else (if anyone can recommend something similar, please do!)
I'm not familiar with Jeff Noon, but Charles de Lint writes urban fantasy, specifically his Newford series of books. It has it's dark moments, but I wouldn't consider them scary or horror, though.

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Post by erde » August 17th, 2020, 10:09 am

Welcome, adwest! Great to have you here. I wish you a wonderful ride - you will have so many fantastic first viewings ahead of you.

I always become a little emotional when I hear about people starting to go through their first top 10, top 50 or top 100 movie list. It was such a life-changing experience for me back then.
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Post by Nathan Treadway » August 20th, 2020, 2:15 am

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Hi, my name is Carlos, I'm new to the forum
Hi, Carlos. Welcome! What brings you here?

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Post by blocho » August 20th, 2020, 2:49 am

carlos99 wrote:
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Hi, my name is Carlos, I'm new to the forum
Welcome, Carlos. Glad to have you here.

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