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Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:35 pm
by wpqx
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. So I now feel comfortable seeing the fourth installment. This one seemed to move the quickest out of all of them, but damn what a lousy looking werewolf.

Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 2:03 am
by hengcs
Quote trevor826, "Werner Herzog's Wild Blue Yonder, truly bizarre mix of fantasy and documentary. If there's any interest I'll write some more comments about it."

I am watching it next week.
Do write about it in a NEW thread, so that I can follow up. Who knows, maybe A or arsaib4 or others might have watched it too ...

Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:00 pm
by trevor826
The excellent Onibaba 1964. Full comments to follow but I must once again mention the remarkable transfer from Eureka, truly magnificent.

Ill also try to put something together on "Herzog's Wild Blue Yonder"

Cheers Trev.

Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:14 am
by arsaib4
I haven't yet seen Wild Blue Yonder (didn't even know that Herzog has already made another one). Looking forward to Trevor's comments. I did watch his Wheel of Time a couple of days ago. Will add my comments here.

Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:29 am
by arsaib4
WHEEL OF TIME (2003)

In an interview with the BBC about Wheel of Time (Rad der Zeit), a fascinating, if slightly unfocused, documentary about the Buddhist Kalachakra initiation of 2002, German filmmaker Werner Herzog stated that "I was not attracted to make a film about Buddhism. I was rather reluctant to step in because I have very little knowledge of Buddhist philosophy." On one hand, that works in the docs favor because Herzog isnt able to bog it down with unfamiliar theological musings, but on the other hand, since hes not in the "inquisitory" mode, at times he doesnt seem to have anything particular in mind at all. The title refers to the central metaphoric symbol in a sand mandala which attracts countless faithful to Bodh Gaya, India, the site where Buddha found enlightenment himself. After presenting a few festivities taking place before Dalai Lamas arrival, Herzog, not surprisingly, discovers and skillfully captures the harsh terrain surrounding the sacred Mount Kailash which has to be overcome by many pilgrims, some of whom pray every step of the way (we find out that it took one more than 3 years to reach the site). The filmmakers brief narration is adequate, but not particularly insightful; however, his studious images make up for his lacks. Wheel of Time ultimately moves to Graz, Austria, the first western country to host the Kalachakra event. There, Herzog interviews a Tibetan monk who was imprisoned by the Chinese authorities for 37 years. An important topic for sure, but again, it doesnt quite fit here just like many of the other pieces. Dalai Lama also speaks with the filmmaker and, as always, hes a pleasure to listen to.

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Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2005 5:02 pm
by Snookeroo


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Well...you asked!

Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 4:17 am
by hengcs
hi Snookeroo

Did you like Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?

free to follow up with any comments ...

Rgds

Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:11 pm
by trevor826
Kundun yesterday and Thumbsucker today, notes to follow on Thumbsucker.

Comments for Wide Blue Yonder - LINK. It's only a pity that someone wiped my tape so the notes will be brief.

Cheers Trev

Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:20 pm
by trevor826
Final Destination 2, well it was on TV and my youngest son wanted to see it. It blew its load in the first 20 minutes with a surprisingly good build up to a pile up of grand proportions, unfortunately it could never come close to topping that and both my son and I lost interest pretty quickly.

Cheers Trev.

Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:18 pm
by Unregistered(d)
Saw this movie on my local PBS station last sat...I turned it on after it started, about 30 min in..
It was called The Exterminating Angel. About a group of people trapped (somehow, I don't get why?)
in a house.....
Has anyone seen it, more importantly, how did they end up in this house, and why didn't they just LEAVE?