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Cinema Becomes Her: Allison's Film Log

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Post by allisoncm » March 22nd, 2013, 1:14 am

This movie looks interesting. Lily Cole is actually playing Lillian Gish. Will have to finish my documentary beforehand.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2391089/

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#162

Post by Rich » March 22nd, 2013, 1:16 am

Strathairn as Griffith...whoa.

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Post by allisoncm » March 22nd, 2013, 4:59 am

Rich on Mar 21 2013, 07:16:36 PM wrote:Strathairn as Griffith...whoa.
Yeah, I saw a movie where David Strathairn was younger and clicked his IMDB profile and found this info by accident.

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#164

Post by AdamH » March 28th, 2013, 11:20 pm

Any progress?

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Post by allisoncm » March 29th, 2013, 5:28 am

There will be updates soon! :)

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Post by Rich » March 29th, 2013, 5:33 am

YAY

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Post by allisoncm » April 1st, 2013, 4:38 am

I have seen 884 French films and counting. I'm continuing to tally up the numbers and it might be much higher at the end of the month:
http://mubi.com/lists/french-films-ive-seen--2

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Post by Limedebois » April 1st, 2013, 9:55 am

Good job. I've only seen 733^. Let ask to cinephage and samlion if they have a bigger one.

Next time you come here, it will be hard to avoid to say "Eh! leave me alone... I've seen more French film than you!" Sometimes and often, the respond will be "Oui putain... tu crains grave, c'est nul le cinéma français."

Have a nice challenge.

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Post by allisoncm » April 1st, 2013, 4:41 pm

Thank you, Lime. Like I said, though, I haven't finished calculating. I'm hoping to get to 1,000 pretty soon.

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Post by Dolwphin » April 1st, 2013, 5:03 pm

I have seen 259 films from France. That is actually a better score than for Sweden and the only country I have seen more films from is USA.
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Post by allisoncm » April 1st, 2013, 6:26 pm

France probably produces a lot more films than Sweden, though. :)

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Post by Limedebois » April 1st, 2013, 6:50 pm

I wish that Sweden produced much more porns.

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Post by allisoncm » April 2nd, 2013, 12:39 am

Der Stand der Dinge
BTW - my roommate was in the background when I was watching this and she was really amused by it. Watched this around the same time as Schizopolis. If this had been a double feature, perhaps I would have overdosed on "weird".

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Post by allisoncm » April 16th, 2013, 4:43 pm

Updated lists:
Marguerite Duras http://mubi.com/lists/marguerite-duras--3 (with Cesaree)
Anne Fontaine http://mubi.com/lists/march-13th-anne-fontaine (with My Worst Nightmare - saw awhile back)

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Post by allisoncm » April 29th, 2013, 6:10 am

If anyone wants to read the intro to my thesis (pdf) let me know and I can email it to you. I will be sending off the sample chapter in a few days.

As for the film, the project is really coming along. I hope to film it within the next few weeks.

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Post by mightysparks » April 29th, 2013, 6:17 am

I probably won't understand any of it, but being an associate producer of the film, I guess I should take a look :D
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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » April 29th, 2013, 6:27 am

I did contribute as well, so sure.
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Post by allisoncm » April 29th, 2013, 6:43 am

mightysparks on Apr 29 2013, 12:17:50 AM wrote:I probably won't understand any of it, but being an associate producer of the film, I guess I should take a look :D
I did try to make everything pretty understandable except there are a couple philosophical block quotes that may be hard to understand, but you can skip those. :)

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Post by allisoncm » April 29th, 2013, 6:48 am

Thanks, guys. I sent it.

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Post by mightysparks » April 29th, 2013, 7:03 am

I wasn't particularly interested in the subject to begin with, but your introduction made me interested in learning more; I guess that's a sign of a good introduction :P Love the professor's name btw.
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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » April 29th, 2013, 7:05 am

It made me remember how many lost films there are and it made me sad :( Great use of quotes. If there's one thing I learned from the one essay I wrote for university, it's to make sure you have plenty of them.
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Post by allisoncm » April 29th, 2013, 7:10 am

Thanks, mighty. Well, you can read the whole thing when I'm done if you want. Or you can just watch the film. :P

Thanks, Arthur. Yeah, I've been researching this for months. It seems like it's taken forever, but now that I have all my quotes I can pretty much just zoom and go. I wrote most of the introduction today, after writing a few sentences on Friday.

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Post by AdamH » April 29th, 2013, 11:33 am

allisoncm on Apr 29 2013, 12:10:55 AM wrote:If anyone wants to read the intro to my thesis (pdf) let me know and I can email it to you. I will be sending off the sample chapter in a few days.

As for the film, the project is really coming along. I hope to film it within the next few weeks.
Me please!


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Post by AdamH » April 29th, 2013, 6:18 pm

Thanks. I have an exam tomorrow so probably won't be able to read it until Wednesday.

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Post by HVM » April 29th, 2013, 6:39 pm

I'd like to read it too, if that's okey with you.
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Post by allisoncm » April 29th, 2013, 6:42 pm

AdamH on Apr 29 2013, 12:18:33 PM wrote:Thanks. I have an exam tomorrow so probably won't be able to read it until Wednesday.
That's ok. I plan on sending it out later this week. Maybe Thursday or Friday.

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Post by HVM » April 29th, 2013, 7:12 pm

So I've just read it. And I want MOAR! Seriously, I find this Intro extremly readable and captivating and after reading it, I'd very much like to watch some of the films. I don't know about Herr Doktor's formal requirements, but for me, it's job well done :thumbsup:
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Post by allisoncm » April 29th, 2013, 8:28 pm

HVM on Apr 29 2013, 01:12:31 PM wrote:So I've just read it. And I want MOAR! Seriously, I find this Intro extremly readable and captivating and after reading it, I'd very much like to watch some of the films. I don't know about Herr Doktor's formal requirements, but for me, it's job well done :thumbsup:
Lol, great! Thank you for the feedback. Sections should be 5-7 pages and my intro is currently 4. Over the next few days I hope to add more as well as write the first few chapters on the actual women.

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Post by allisoncm » April 29th, 2013, 8:29 pm

allisoncm on Apr 29 2013, 02:28:49 PM wrote:
HVM on Apr 29 2013, 01:12:31 PM wrote:So I've just read it. And I want MOAR! Seriously, I find this Intro extremly readable and captivating and after reading it, I'd very much like to watch some of the films. I don't know about Herr Doktor's formal requirements, but for me, it's job well done :thumbsup:
Lol, great! Thank you for the feedback. Sections should be 5-7 pages and my intro is currently 4. Over the next few days I hope to add more as well as write the first few chapters on the actual women.
Maybe I can upload some of the films. A lot of the silent ones aren't under copyright anymore.

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Post by HVM » April 29th, 2013, 8:53 pm

allisoncm on Apr 29 2013, 02:29:30 PM wrote:
allisoncm on Apr 29 2013, 02:28:49 PM wrote:
HVM on Apr 29 2013, 01:12:31 PM wrote:So I've just read it. And I want MOAR! Seriously, I find this Intro extremly readable and captivating and after reading it, I'd very much like to watch some of the films. I don't know about Herr Doktor's formal requirements, but for me, it's job well done :thumbsup:
Lol, great! Thank you for the feedback. Sections should be 5-7 pages and my intro is currently 4. Over the next few days I hope to add more as well as write the first few chapters on the actual women.
Maybe I can upload some of the films. A lot of the silent ones aren't under copyright anymore.
Oh, that would be something! :)
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Post by allisoncm » April 29th, 2013, 11:21 pm

Does anyone think that the information on the Lois Weber retrospective is cheesy or unnecessary? Just wondering.

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Post by AdamH » April 29th, 2013, 11:52 pm

I read the introduction and it certainly succeeded in making me want to read more of the thesis. I'll read it again on Wednesday and try to post some comments for you about it.

Nice job. I handed in my 13k+ word dissertation a couple of months ago so I know what it's like to do one. How many words does your one have to be again?

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Post by allisoncm » April 30th, 2013, 12:07 am

Not sure about words. I have to turn in a minimum of 42 pages, but I'm thinking it will be around 80.

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Post by allisoncm » July 29th, 2013, 10:07 pm

Update:
Now I'm thinking the thesis will be about 100-120 pages. My goal is to finish by the third week of August. I am filming the media supplement this upcoming Sunday. Between finishing the writing and editing the film, I'm sure it will take up all my time. So I'm looking forward to resuming my filmwatching practices in September (hopefully)!

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Post by AdamH » July 29th, 2013, 10:54 pm

allisoncm on Jul 29 2013, 04:07:39 PM wrote:Update:
Now I'm thinking the thesis will be about 100-120 pages. My goal is to finish by the third week of August. I am filming the media supplement this upcoming Sunday. Between finishing the writing and editing the film, I'm sure it will take up all my time. So I'm looking forward to resuming my filmwatching practices in September (hopefully)!
Yay. Good luck. :thumbsup:


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Post by mightysparks » July 29th, 2013, 10:54 pm

your #1 associate producer is pleased with the news.
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Post by AdamH » July 29th, 2013, 11:00 pm

mightysparks on Jul 29 2013, 04:54:55 PM wrote:your #1 associate producer is pleased with the news.
He certainly is.

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Post by mightysparks » July 29th, 2013, 11:01 pm

AdamH on Jul 29 2013, 05:00:12 PM wrote:
mightysparks on Jul 29 2013, 04:54:55 PM wrote:your #1 associate producer is pleased with the news.
He certainly is.
i KNEW you wouldn't be an adult about that. and stop calling me a 'he'.
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