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    Quote Originally Posted by Headphone Hermit View Post
    Not many Western fans out here ..... Once Upon a Time in the West .... packed with fantastic music, fantastic dialogue (sparser that Hpowders' posts), a great cast, and a genius of a director
    I love Westerns. I've seen Once Upon a Time in the West more times than I can count. I own two Harmonica's due to it.. And earned a nickname similar to Mr. Bronson in the film! My other favorite westerns are The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, A Fistful of Dynamite/Duck You Sucker, The Searchers and Rio Bravo.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lope de Aguirre View Post
    [Wings of Desire]
    A quintessential European/German film; a beautiful visual poem that only gets better with age. Highly recommended.
    Watching it is an almost meditative experience. Such a haunting film!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fugue Meister View Post
    I mean some people like films like those "Twilight" series films or ultra gory slasher flicks and other dreck like that... JK..
    The fun is off Twilight now that they no longer play in cinemas. I saw the first and the last one in theaters and it's always a rousing experience. Combine horny, sexually promiscuous teenage girls with bemused guys, and a film that caters to the desires of the former and the disgusts of the latter, and you've got a perfectly hilarious film watching experience. (Talk about guilty pleasures!) I befriended some folk at the last one, because we kept making jokes about one of the actors and his deliberately over-the-top performance He probably thought: "Whatever, my daughter likes this nonsense, and now that I'm a part of it I better have some fun with it!" I am eternally grateful to thee, Michael Sheen!

    Quote Originally Posted by schigolch View Post
    Tokyo monogatari....
    Yes, it's Ozu for me too. I can't pick between Tokyo Story, The Only Son, I Was Born, But... and Early Spring.. I think I'll go with the bleak, pessimistic Early Spring for now.


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    2001 A Space Odyssey
    Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
    Amarcord
    Breaking the Waves
    Breathless
    The Decalogue
    Gerry
    Grizzly Man
    Hitler - A Career
    The Mirror
    The Passion of the Christ
    The Phantom of Liberty
    Rear Window
    Seven
    Sexy Beast
    The Silence
    The Wrestler

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    My personal favorite: Jacques Tati's "Playtime."
    Last edited by Blancrocher; Aug-10-2014 at 02:33.

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    Wild Strawberries
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Strike
    The Passion of Joan of Arc
    Persona
    Death in Venice
    Seventh Seal
    Rashomon
    Diary of a Country Priest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blancrocher View Post
    My personal favorite: Jacques Tati's "Playtime."
    As ridiculous as it might sound, I still haven't seen this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mirepoix View Post
    As ridiculous as it might sound, I still haven't seen this.
    Not ridiculous at all. I'm regularly reminded* of how many of the 'greats' talked about here that I've not yet seen (though mostly they are the French, Italian and Swedish masterpieces - I've not yet seen any Bergman at all!)


    *not by other people, I hastily add!
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    ^^^^ I should really sit down and make a proper list of stuff I want to see. But I've been saying that for years...!
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    The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirepoix View Post
    As ridiculous as it might sound, I still haven't seen this.
    Not ridiculous at all--there's a lot out there, and I find that "Playtime" doesn't get the exposure it should given its quality (though I'll admit that Tati probably isn't for everyone). I'll be interested in your opinion--be it positive or negative--whenever you do get the chance to see it.
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    ^^^^ the thing is, I like Tati very much - I've (I think) two biographies of him - but I'd never got around to watching 'Playtime'.
    Sure, I'll post any thoughts I have in the other thread after we've watched it. Then perhaps you (or anyone else interested) can let me know how it compares with your own thoughts?

    Just found that AZ have a DVD of it - if I'm strong enough to get it into my shopping basket without adding numerous items from my classical music wish list, I'll order it tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mirepoix View Post
    As ridiculous as it might sound, I still haven't seen this.
    I never even heard of "Playtime".

    I just looked it up - it's French. No wonder I never heard of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mirepoix View Post
    Sure, I'll post any thoughts I have in the other thread after we've watched it. Then perhaps you (or anyone else interested) can let me know how it compares with your own thoughts?
    I'm not sure I'd care to discus a movie I love so much In any case, I'm glad you're going to check out the film--I must have seen it a dozen times by now, and not for the last time I'm sure.

    Now that we've got onto the subject, I'll seek out another of his famous films that I still haven't seen--"Trafic."

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    Fair enough.
    Ah, I've seen 'Trafic'. While it's generally considered not to be one of his best, it's still definitely worth a watch.
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    On the subject of Ozu's films, I saw Late Spring in a Film Theory class. I was entranced by the entire movie, I wrote my final essay on it! Ozu is definitely one of the legends.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DiesIraeVIX View Post
    On the subject of Ozu's films, I saw Late Spring in a Film Theory class. I was entranced by the entire movie, I wrote my final essay on it! Ozu is definitely one of the legends.
    If you enjoyed Late Spring, I recommend Noriko Smiling, a book-length essay by Adam Mars-Jones dealing with nearly everything known about the film, including the existing scholarship and the changes the script when through due to the Japanese censures.

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