The Last Film Seen

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Re: The Last Film Seen

Postby trevor826 » Sat Sep 10, 2005 6:39 am

Le Fils - The Son 2002.

From the Dardenne brothers, what a film! I know a few people have seen it and I had seen it myself a couple of years ago but I'd forgotten how powerful it was. I'll write more about it later.

Cheers Trev.
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Re: The Last Film Seen

Postby wpqx » Sun Sep 11, 2005 3:26 am

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974)

Comments to come, watched this for the 30th time or so, @#%$ great @#%$.
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Re: The Last Film Seen

Postby wpqx » Sun Sep 11, 2005 6:18 am

Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Wow talk about a movie I didn't want to watch a second time. I enjoyed the film the first time, unlike most people, and I feel a personal connection to all of the characters in the film, but there are some flaws. I really didn't like the scene near the end where crazy Lisa reads Susie's diary to all the inmates, seemed a pointless touch of final drama. Crazy people are always gravy for actors especially around Oscar season. I don't think Angelina Jolie deserved the Oscar, and certainly hasn't done anything since to prove she can act.

Winona Ryder is obviously the more sympathetic character, because it's slanted towards her. Although she's several years older than the real character, she still has enough youthful looks to pull it off. The only scenes one might think she plays weak is when she's "acting out". I think this is a good touch, because she's not really crazy, she's merely immitating the crazy behavior of those around her. I would like to hear some more feedback about this movie, it does have it's charms, and I'm quickly becomming the world's foremost authority on it.
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Re: The Last Film Seen

Postby trevor826 » Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:11 pm

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.

Cheers Trev.
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Re: The Last Film Seen

Postby trevor826 » Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:25 am

Los Debutantes - 2003 Andrs Waissbluth, Chile

Always compared with one of the strands in "Pulp Fiction" and it's very obvious why, a story of love, lust and betrayal told from the perspectives of each of the principal characters.

The time line is all over the place so it's a case of working out where everything goes. Not outstanding but better than I expected.

Tacky marketing though, "Tonight, the cream comes off."

Cheers Trev.
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Re: The Last Film Seen

Postby trevor826 » Tue Sep 13, 2005 2:16 pm

Saw the Spongebob Squarepants movie, actually enjoyed it for its (almost) toilet humour. I've tried watching the TV series but always thought it was horrible.

Cheers Trev.
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Re: The Last Film Seen

Postby Sara » Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:25 pm

I just watched L'Argent by Robert Bresson. After seeing Diary of a Country Priest, A Man Escaped, and Au Hasard Balthasar, I have to admit L'Argent was a let down.

Sara
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Re: The Last Film Seen

Postby trevor826 » Thu Sep 15, 2005 6:03 am

More Herzog, Aguirre again, must be at least 6/7 times now and one of his documentaries, The White Diamond which was about a man designing a small air ship to float above the canopy of the rain forest. I don't know how he does it but Herzog always seems to draw the best out of the people he's filming, very deep and at times very bleak.

Cheers Trev.
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Re: The Last Film Seen

Postby trevor826 » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:08 pm

The Man with a Movie Camera - 1929.

Classic Russian film, very much a fore-runner of films like Koyaanisqatsi and Sans soleil. The only thing I wasn't too happy with was the new soundtrack by Michael Nyman, a touch too manic in my opinion.

Cheers Trev.
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Re: The Last Film Seen

Postby wpqx » Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:49 am

If it's the soundtrack I'm thinking of, it was damn good.

I'd like to see if you can write anything on the film, I find the picture impossible to write about. Seriously I can't get much past a paragraph.

My last film was The 40 Year Old Virgin, comments made in the appropriate thread.
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