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Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:04 pm
by wpqx
A Woman's Face (1938) - Gustav Molander

Well if you're curious to see Ingrid Bergman before she came to Hollywood, here's where to look. One of her few remaining Swedish films, this one like Intermezzo was also remade in Hollywood, although this remake featured Joan Crawford. The story borrows a little from Louis Friedlander's The Raven philosophy that someone who's monstrously ugly can do monstrously ugly things. Once Bergman's face is fixed, we suddenly see her become a decent person. It's an old cliche I guess. The film is not exactly spectacular, but there is some significance to it.

Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:27 am
by trevor826
Royston Tan's "15", very mixed feelings about this film, definitely needs commenting on.

Cheers Trev.

Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:11 pm
by wpqx
Vengence is Mine (1979) Shohei Immamura

I don't know what to make of Immamura's work, because I'm still very ignorant of it. Yet this film is one that begins at the end, and works it's way back around. The simple gyst of the story is about an immoral killer. Not a serial killer, but one that kills without remorse. As the film progresses though, the killings seem to get less violent. Immamura isn't about topping himself I suppose. They start bloody, and by the end, we don't even see him kill. In all a fascinating film.

Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:21 pm
by Sara
I know this is a popular thread. But the films that are mentioned are somewhat embedded there. How can we discuss them? Or review them? Or have a thread for each film?
There are now 7 pages of films on this thread and no topics for each film. So they are, in a sense, lost to some of us.

Just my thoughts.

Sara

Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:50 pm
by wpqx
Generally if I feel a film warrants special attention, or I just find a lot to say about it, I'll make a separate thread, same goes for other users I believe.

Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 8:27 pm
by trevor826
Don't forget, there's always the index. If someone has posted a decent sized comment it get's listed in the index. At least that's how I've understood it.

Cheers Trev.

Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 8:32 pm
by Sara
I did not realize it got listed in the index.

That's good.

Sara

Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:58 am
by hengcs
Quote trevor, "Royston Tan's "15", very mixed feelings about this film, definitely needs commenting on.
Cheers Trev.

Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 4:01 pm
by trevor826
History of Violence, not sure if I'll comment on this one. Ab-normal Beauty (last of the Tartan tour films), comments soon. Puni Puni Poemi - 2001.

Azumi 2 Love or Death, comments soon along with the original Azumi and Ninja Scroll anime (may as well do them all together because of the similarities).

Broken Flowers, I'll add comments later.

Cheers Trev.

Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 4:09 pm
by wpqx
Adoption (1975) - Marta Meszaros

Rather simple in it's construction. Adoption is an intamte chamber drama much in the vein of Autumn Sonata or even Saraband from Bergman. The story focuses on two principle females. An older widow, and a young girl from adopted parents. The two bond, and in the process each help to free each other of the obstacles in their way. Rather than the frequent use of deep focus photography, this film has a blurry visual style. The camera gets so close on occasion, that it's almost impossible for things to be in focus. As usual for films of the country and time, the pace is slow and contemplative.