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1>500<400 Challenge - unofficial, ongoing

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Re: 1>500<400 Challenge - unofficial, ongoing

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Post by albajos » June 13th, 2019, 5:50 pm

Professor Mamlock are listed as banned in the "125 Forbidden Films" book

I don't have the book so I don't know where, but it's a double

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Post by Nathan Treadway » June 13th, 2019, 7:24 pm

albajos wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Professor Mamlock are listed as banned in the "125 Forbidden Films" book

I don't have the book so I don't know where, but it's a double
Hmm.. Interesting. I know the 1938 version was banned in the UK briefly, but, I couldn't find anything on the 1961 version.

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Post by albajos » June 13th, 2019, 7:28 pm

Oh, so it's two of them. It's the 1938 version which is in the book.

No double then

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#164

Post by Jimi Antiloop » August 28th, 2019, 2:52 pm

6. Baby Bump 3/10 - First it is a very unique experience and it is fresh way to talk about things. The basic story is about triggers while puperty and the really get it a lot of them on point in. But finally what I can't stand is, that there is this useless stand alone violence, that is by far way to unreflective not to trigger movie watcher's who feel the same. There is this scene where it looks like there is a statement against it, but after same attitude just comes back again. Not healthy. Whished the filmmakers would have been more substantial.
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#165

Post by Jimi Antiloop » August 28th, 2019, 2:53 pm

Gershwin wrote:
March 30th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Jimi Antiloop wrote:
March 30th, 2019, 2:20 pm
@Gershwin
You could refresh the participants '# of watches', once in a while.
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Yeah, sorry, I should indeed. I've been very busy lately, not having much time for movies or iCM.
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#166

Post by 72aicm » August 28th, 2019, 4:48 pm

6. Asha Jaoar Majhe (2014) (beavis)
7. Ladybug Ladybug (sol)
8. Edi (2002) (Gorro)

It’s been a while since I saw all these, but none of them made my <400 list unfortunately.
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0. Black Roots (1970) (sebby)
0. Je t'attendrai (1939) (XxXApathy420XxX)
1. Babakiueria (1986) (maxwelldeux)
2. This World, Then the Fireworks (1997) (Carmel1379)
3. Hell Is a City (1960) (blocho)
4. Baby Bump (2015) (clemmetarey)
5. Sivi dom (1984) [first episode only] (Mario
6. Asha Jaoar Majhe (2014) (beavis)
7. Ladybug Ladybug (sol)
8. Edi (2002) (Gorro)

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#167

Post by Gershwin » September 10th, 2019, 9:25 am

Jimi Antiloop wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Gershwin wrote:
March 30th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Jimi Antiloop wrote:
March 30th, 2019, 2:20 pm
@Gershwin
You could refresh the participants '# of watches', once in a while.
Yeah, sorry, I should indeed. I've been very busy lately, not having much time for movies or iCM.
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Nothing happend since then. Just saying.
I did now. Please correct me if I forgot something.
And I'd appreciate if someone could take this challenge over with a new thread, because I don't think I'll have the stamina to continue this, obviously. :sweat:
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#168

Post by beavis » September 10th, 2019, 9:31 am

I do not want to take over, but I still like the idea of the challenge very much
so, just wanted to chime in that in order to keep momentum going on this, some guidelines on when a next nomination can be made are, like I said before, really needed imo

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Post by Jimi Antiloop » September 12th, 2019, 10:52 pm

beavis wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 9:31 am
I do not want to take over, but I still like the idea of the challenge very much
so, just wanted to chime in that in order to keep momentum going on this, some guidelines on when a next nomination can be made are, like I said before, really needed imo
What about nomination once a year after the new results?
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Post by Jimi Antiloop » September 17th, 2019, 3:03 pm

7. Tokyo.sora 3/10 - Started fine but came out for me as quite lost and pointless. I mean pointless is the wrong word, it's more there isn't really a reflective moment. Who needs this, already beeing stucked in this kind of loneliness? It just makes it worse, isn't it.

8. BabaKiueria 8,5/10 - Strong satire, bringing a briliant perspective change.

9. NBC Experiment in Television - The Cube 6/10 - I am not sure about this one. Does it make people to think more about the matrix or does it make them avoiding it?
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Post by 72aicm » September 20th, 2019, 10:11 pm

9. Megane (2007) (albajos) 7/10
10. Tokyo.Sora (2002) (onderhond) 4.5/10
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0. Black Roots (1970) (sebby)
0. Je t'attendrai (1939) (XxXApathy420XxX)
1. Babakiueria (1986) (maxwelldeux)
2. This World, Then the Fireworks (1997) (Carmel1379)
3. Hell Is a City (1960) (blocho)
4. Baby Bump (2015) (clemmetarey)
5. Sivi dom (1984) [first episode only] (Mario
6. Asha Jaoar Majhe (2014) (beavis)
7. Ladybug Ladybug (sol)
8. Edi (2002) (Gorro)

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#172

Post by Mario Gaborović » September 23rd, 2019, 4:40 pm

14. Black Roots (Lionel Rogosin, 1970) - sebby - 7/10
I enjoyed much of the film although I am not fond of the genre. To the lovers of the said music style I'd like to recommend a BBC TV doc called The Search for Robert Johnson, about a interestingly mysterious figure of the Delta sound.
15. Über die Jahre (Nikolaus Geyrhalter, 2015) - Gershwin - 5/10
Unnecessary long account about a unemployed Austrian textile workers. I didn't bother the runtime but I would have like to see some personas instead of empty shells that these people are. Also two years ago at the Beldocs festival I've seen a very similar doc from my own country with way more tragic stories behind.
16. Illuminated Texts (R. Bruce Elder, 1982) - Perception de Ambiguity - 5/10
17. BabaKiueria (Don Featherstone, 1986) - maxwelldeux - 4.5/10
18. De zee die denkt (Gert de Graaff, 2000) - Jimi Antiloop - 5/10
Rather confusing, but I liked some parts of it.
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1. Tokyo.sora (Hiroshi Ishikawa, 2002) - Onderhond - 6.5/10
I enjoyed the voyeuristic approach in examining loneliness and, I'd say, cowardice. It was demanding solution to follow six different characters at once, out of which most of them are empty shells (though likable ones). I couldn't say there were pacing problems since 2hr07 went quite faster than what would you expect initially. Too empty for my taste. Or maybe there is something deeper here?
2. Ladybug, Ladybug (Frank Perry, 1963) - sol - 6.5/10
Children acting might be the greatest quality of this film. The subsequent wisdom makes me wonder whether the Cold War was actually only a hoax to keep people in constant fear of some untangible threat that was never to materialize, and thus manipulate them which right-wing parties (which dominate the present day) do to control their electoral basis - the continuous presence of foreign enemy makes you overlook real enemies which are your own fellow nationals. Not much of a story here but good ending.
3. Baby Bump (Kuba Czekaj, 2015) - clemmetarey - 2/10
Hate arised very early on and didn't unclench until the credits. Sorry clemmetarey. :(
4. J'attendrai (Léonide Moguy, 1939) - XxXApathy420XxX - 7/10
Sfumato war melodrama with some occasional slanted framing that didn't really click with me on emotional level. The whole film reminds me of a gas chamber that humanity was put into.
5. Professor Mamlock (Konrad Wolf, 1961) - Nathan Treadway - 5.5/10
Lifeless characters and run-of-the-mill script spoil the otherwise great cinematography and few nice directorial moves. The whole plot is kinda predictable plus my subjective indifference towards war genre made this another drag from Wolf. It's likely I won't become interested too much in WW2 in as many as six incarnations. But Joachim would love this.
6. Models (Ulrich Seidl, 1999) - nimimerkillinen - 7/10
Nothing big happens so you might get impression that the plot itself doesn't offer enough for the second viewing. However time went fast as the acting here is... as if there's no acting. I've seen/heard glimpses of this so many times in the nightclub toilets and backrooms. Good pacing, likable characters, albeit somewhat shallow.
7. "NBC Experiment in Television": The Cube (Jim Henson, 1969) - Daviddoes - 5/10
8. This World, Then the Fireworks (Michael Oblowitz, 1997) - Carmel1379 - 3/10
Not for me.
9. Megane (Naoko Ogigami, 2007) - albajos - 4/10
Great photography, though.
10. Friends (Lewis Gilbert, 1971) - zzzorf - 7/10
Sweet and gentle and heartwarming; also very refreshing to see such an early film showing younger adolescents engaging in free-minded activities. They don't know of shame! Kudos to that. My only remark concerns awful acting by the female lead, plus something else, rather strange: what the hell they've been living on, as they're rarely seen leaving the estate, going to the groceries or their jobs, save for the wedding feast? :lol:
11. The Music of Chance (Phillip Haas, 1993) - 72allinncallme - 6.5/10
12. Asha Jaoar Majhe (Aditya Vikram Sengupta, 2014) - beavis - 5/10
13. Feng yue (Kaige Chen, 1996) - Melvelet - 4/10
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#173

Post by albajos » October 1st, 2019, 9:15 am

03. Friends (1971) UK 24 checks [zzzorf]

Didn't vote for any of these 3 in this year's edition, Black Roots was at least factual interesting

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01. Black Roots (1970) West Germany | Sweden | USA 27 checks [Sebby]
02. The Music of Chance (1993) USA 95 checks [72allinncallme]

!seen 3

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#174

Post by 72aicm » October 2nd, 2019, 3:46 pm

Two movies from ‘our’ challenge have made it so far. :)

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