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Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:58 pm
by tzarine
Touch of Evil

I can live with Charlton Heston as the Mexican Mike Vargas, but Orson Welles is hideously creepy.

The Life & Death of Colonel Blimp
Anton Walbrook is awesome and Deborah Kerr plays 3 women.

The Great Yokai War
Miike's children's film is utterly bizarre and also, touching about the bullied Tadashi who is chosen to be a Kirin rider and save Tokyo.

Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:35 pm
by jcdavies
Well, i've been enjoying the delights of the little known but fairly wonderful Alice Guy-Blaché, early female cinema pioneer, maker of hundreds of films; dramas, comedies and documents of life- romany dances, a footballing dog, images of Spain, amputation operation comedy, and so many others i'm hoping to find...

Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:06 am
by Sara
tzarine, I, too, recently watched Touch of Evil. It's always been rated so highly. But I was really disappointed.

Sara

Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:07 am
by A
@ John

Wow, what a coincidence! I also looked around on the net for some Alice Guy Blaché films at the end of September, when I rediscovered a book about her on my bookshelf. Where did you find her films (is there a DVD or a particularly resourceful website)?

@ Sara

On Wednesday I talked with a friend, who considers Touch of Evil not only one of the greatest films ever made, but also as his No.1 favorite film of all time. I too was disappointed when I first saw the movie some 5 years ago on TV (I actually disliked the film). But subsequently, I started to think deifferently about it, and since I saw the opening sequence shot again by chance, a couple of weeks ago, on a great looking DVD, I'm starting to think that this classic might finally become one of my favorites, when i see it again. Too bad it's one of the many mutilated Welles' films, we will never be able to see in its intended version...

Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:39 am
by hengcs
Hi to all

I had so much to say, but so littleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee time ...

Among the few that I would be keen to review or will be reviewing are the following

-- Cape No.7 -- Taiwan submission to Oscar (broken ALL TIME Chinese films record in Taiwan)
-- Painted Skin -- Hong Kong Submission to Oscar
-- Crossing -- Korea submission to Oscar
-- Welcome to the Sticks -- Broken ALL TIME record in France

-- Tropa De Elite (Brazil) -- Berlin Golden Bear Winner
-- Sita Sings The Blues (USA) -- Annecy Winner, also, Berlin Special Mention
-- Idiots and Angels (USA) -- Annecy Special Distinction

-- What on Earth Have I Done Wrong (Taiwan) -- Fipresci award for Golden Horse FF
-- Blindness (Canada) -- Cannes Film Festival
-- The Wave (Germany)
etc

and of course whatever that is great from the 5 film festivals in Singapore ... * clap *

Now ... I am just wondering

-- Whether I should keep these as the "present" for the NEW SITE ... ha ha ha
(maybe we will launch it on 1 Dec 2008 or 1 Jan 2009)?!

a NEW BEGINNING?!

rgds
hengcs

Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:50 am
by tzarine
All About Lili Chouchou.

Depressing, but utterly gripping view of Japanese school life and the transformative value of art.

Re: The Last Film Seen

PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:10 am
by hengcs
Hey, glad that you are back

I have watched it too ...

I think we used to have a thread on it too ...
now only left with a simple article
http://foreignfilms.yuku....s-General.html#reply-3945

rgds