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Need Recommendations

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2001 10:23 pm
by chicagotag
I have seen : Il postino, Life is Beautiful, Cinema Paradiso, Koyla, To Live and a couple more. I know alot of people dont find them to be great, i enjoyed them very much. So, if anyone can give me a couple suggestions on a couple somewhat recent movies that fit along those lines, it would be greatly appreciated as i am kind of new to the Foreign Film seen

Re: Need Recommendations

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2001 9:03 pm
by apsara_imports
Try...Baraka, The Haidressers Husband, Monsieur Hire,
Les Amants du Pont Neuf(lovers on the ninth bridge}, If..


I wont put down anymore, but look at my ratings, I do not, like it seems many do here rate too many as a masterpiece with a 10, masterpieces are not a dime a dozen, and a 6 from me is well worth a look.

Re: Need Recommendations

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2001 9:03 pm
by apsara_imports
Try...Baraka, The Haidressers Husband, Monsieur Hire,
Les Amants du Pont Neuf(lovers on the ninth bridge}, If..


I wont put down anymore, but look at my ratings, I do not, like it seems many do here rate too many as a masterpiece with a 10, masterpieces are not a dime a dozen, and a 6 from me is well worth a look.

Re: Need Recommendations

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2001 11:45 pm
by thegreatken1
Run Lola Run
The Nights Of Cabiria

Re: Need Recommendations

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2001 11:45 pm
by thegreatken1
Run Lola Run
The Nights Of Cabiria
The Band Of Outsiders

Re: Need Recommendations

PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2001 5:59 am
by katsuben
I recommend seeing ETERNITY AND A DAY.

Re: Need Recommendations

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2001 4:12 pm
by john-5
Sansho the Bailiff,Seven Samurai are accessible and truly great masterpieces which should be an excellent starting point.La Regle du Jeu,Battleship Potemkin,L'Atalante,The Passion of Joan of Arc,Tokyo Story,8 1/2,Apu Trilogy, Andrei Rublev, Persona are all(rightly) highly rated by international critics but some are more accessible/easy to appreciate than others!
I love The Green Ray and Alice in the Cities, but that's probably more personal.Eternity and a Day also, but it's certainly not for all tastes(may be too slow for most).Renoir's Partie de Campagne is a lovely short (about 3/4 hour);try it if you fancy a lyrical French Summer riverside outing and/or like his father's paintings.Of recent popular successes,i enjoyed Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Cinema Paradiso was o.k, but i'm sorry to say i didn't like Amelie(too sweet for my taste) or Life is Beautiful,though most others seem to have loved them.Jean de Florette has popular appeal, is a fine film.Babette's Feast for something Christmasy and uplifting.The White Balloon is charming.For a sci-fi silent, try Metropolis,sheer genius.Aguirre Wrath of God for a tremendous Conquistador adventure in Peru. I hope this doesn't confuse you, when compared to the suggestions from others.Many in the ForeignFilms'100 (poll) i've not mentioned are also well worth checking out.Anyway, Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda,(Merry Xmas and Happy New Year) as we say in Wales.

Re: Need Recommendations

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2001 7:03 pm
by john-5
Sorry, i should have concentrated more on recent films as you asked.You liked To Live,which i also enjoyed;I think the same director's Red Sorghum and Raise the Red Lantern are , if anything, slightly better- both excellent.My favourites (not in English) of the past 12 years are;Abraham Valley, Maborosi, Eternity and a day, Rosetta, The White Balloon, Chungking Express,The Double Life of Veronique, Close-Up, Ulysses' Gaze, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, A Short Film about Love, Gabbeh ... Iran and the Far East have produced many of the best contemporary films.Several of my list are "not everyone's cup of tea";The White Balloon and Chungking Express may be the easiest to like.It would be pretty boring if we all had the same taste.