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Old 03-11-2013, 01:19 PM   #201
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I love how the "film" enthusiasts always **** on how digital cant be preserved. Are they insane? ****ing relics who think that only stuff they can touch IRL are real. Like digital mediums cant be backed up, safe copied, put onto cloud. Or anything. What are they afraid of? a EMP that kills all electronics? We have more problems than their ****ty film not being saved then.
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:41 PM   #202
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Cabin in the Woods - not good. not worth watching. i expected it to be scarier, but it wasn't really at all. mostly just some gory scenes, and kinda weird. acting was terrible too.
I agree with this, one of the worst movies I've seen.

Gonna watch The Perks of Being a Wallflower right now.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:07 PM   #203
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I don't know how you people can hate on Cabin in the Woods. One of the best, most entertaining movies in 2012.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:39 PM   #204
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Just finished The Perks of Being a Wallflower and it was absolutely amazing. Even cried a little during the movie.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:09 PM   #205
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Film degrades, but it can be restored, and we do still have films that were made in 1895. If Lucas had done proper storage, there would have been no chance the negative had eroded. I can also live in a world without Sin City, which I've always found ugly and repellent.

And digital works in some situations; c.f. Collateral.
OK, I take back what I said since I can't find any support for my George Lucas vault story anywhere so it must have been some urban myth I picked up. Regardless, JC, you do realize that you're arguing a known against an unknown here. We know what happens to film over time; however, we really have no idea what will happen to digital over time. I know in Side by Side they were talking about not having the write electronic readers to read all the different types of files, which seems like something that can be easily overcome (a la what they do with music and the OGG, MP3, FLAC etc files.

Just give digital a chance, eh?
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I love how the "film" enthusiasts always **** on how digital cant be preserved. Are they insane? ****ing relics who think that only stuff they can touch IRL are real. Like digital mediums cant be backed up, safe copied, put onto cloud. Or anything. What are they afraid of? a EMP that kills all electronics? We have more problems than their ****ty film not being saved then.


Do you think that digital back-ups have, on average, greater longevity than film?

What do you think is the most limiting factor in moving image archiving?

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We don't?
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:36 PM   #207
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Can anyone recommend some good Swedish films sort of like Together? Looking for more character-driven, relationship stuff.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:37 PM   #208
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I can say this about The Master:

I was lying in bed watching the scene where he is on the boat being peppered with questions (" don't blink") and by the time the scene was over, I was sitting up in bed, absolutely transfixed.

Sonfar, this is he best movie I have seen in a long time.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:23 AM   #209
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Can anyone recommend some good Swedish films sort of like Together? Looking for more character-driven, relationship stuff.


for modern examples check out "Let the right one in". Also a lesser known film which probably might get lost on some people due to not being Swedish is "****ing amal" or "****ing Åmål" , both very character driven movies. Otherwise my knowledge is pretty poor which is sad cause I am Swedish :/
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:43 AM   #210
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I really liked the Swedish trilogy of 'the girl...' movies. You know, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo etc


Let The Right One In is great too (cept the CGI cats)
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:27 AM   #211
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Skyfall has some purty scenes, overall I found it dull. Its more QOS than CR. Meh. 5/10

The Intouchables is a both moving and funny. The leads are wonderful, especially Omar Sy. I suppose you could dislike it - in the event you are evil. 9/10

A Late Quartet starts off slowly, it picks up the pace as it grows quite melodramatic. Imogen Poots is the standout. Not necessary viewing but its solid. 7/10
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:30 AM   #212
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Cabin in the Woods - not good. not worth watching. i expected it to be scarier, but it wasn't really at all. mostly just some gory scenes, and kinda weird. acting was terrible too.
Agreed, really surprised anyone liked it.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:23 AM   #213
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It's not getting good reviews, but I enjoyed Dead Man Down and thought the two main characters were quite interesting. Loved how this a revenge flick whose main theme is how revenge destroys your soul. Too bad they didn't really know how to end it, and it devolved into standard action fare. I'm really liking both Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace as actors. And it's always great to see Armand Assante, even in a small room.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:04 AM   #214
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I just saw Computer Chess at SXSW from Andrew Bujalski, who always shoots on 16mm but decided to do this one on video. It's mainly black and white and set at a weekend tournament for chess software programmers in the 80s. Never really seen a movie like this; it was mostly improvised, mostly hilarious, and full of strange, nerdy characters.

Prince Avalanche from David Gordon Green was also great and very funny. Emile Hirsch and Paul Rudd kill it as a pair of dudes working on roads out in the Texas wilderness together in the summer of 1988. They decided to make this movie during the rebirth of the wilderness after the Texas wildfires and the cinematography is painfully nice to look at in between the comedy.

Don John (Joseph Gordon Levitt wrote/directed/starred) premiered last night. He plays a New Jersey bro addicted to weight lifting, church, his boys and his porn. Scarlett Johansson is a Jersey girl princess he falls for. They're both great but Tony Danza as the Italian father obsessed with watching football on TV is the coup de grace. Entertaining and a crowd pleaser.

Really want to see Much Ado About Nothing and Upstream Color but I only have a wristband and got shut out of both on my first attempt. Waited in line 5 hours for Whedon and still no dice!
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:23 PM   #215
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Don John (Joseph Gordon Levitt wrote/directed/starred) premiered last night. He plays a New Jersey bro addicted to weight lifting, church, his boys and his porn. Scarlett Johansson is a Jersey girl princess he falls for. They're both great but Tony Danza as the Italian father obsessed with watching football on TV is the coup de grace. Entertaining and a crowd pleaser.
LOL this sounds great! Also loved the IMDB blurb:

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Old 03-12-2013, 12:48 PM   #216
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I can say this about The Master:

I was lying in bed watching the scene where he is on the boat being peppered with questions (" don't blink") and by the time the scene was over, I was sitting up in bed, absolutely transfixed.

Sonfar, this is he best movie I have seen in a long time.
OK, so obviously I stayed up late watching the entire film. Random observations:

This film has similar structural aspects to TWBB, from the no-dialogue extended opening sequences right down to the time-has-passed-but here-is-the-scene-with-no-segue final meeting scene (Master/Quell in UK, as with Plainview and his son, bastard in a basket.)

PTA has incorporated a soundtrack technique that overlaps scenes without being montages. It is extremely effective.

This film has exactly zero sympathetic characters. On the one hand, this makes it truly remarkable and fascinating, while on the other, it leads to a slight disappointment in that you know there can be no satisfactory payoff.

The film is not about the Cause at all. If PTA were going to leave the cult as this mercurial and foggy, I feel he could have cut more of it and given us more Quell. The Cause would have been just as clear, and we would know more about Quell.

PTA has placed himself atop the leader board for American directors right now. His films have become labors that yield real art. I could not take my eyes off it.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:12 PM   #217
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Can anyone recommend some good Swedish films sort of like Together? Looking for more character-driven, relationship stuff.
A lot of this guys early movies: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0638824/?ref_=tt_cl_t2

Especially Underbara Älskade, Så Som i Himmelen, Smala Sussie, Hans och Hennes and Grabben i Graven Bredvid.
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OK, so obviously I stayed up late watching the entire film. Random observations:

This film has similar structural aspects to TWBB, from the no-dialogue extended opening sequences right down to the time-has-passed-but here-is-the-scene-with-no-segue final meeting scene (Master/Quell in UK, as with Plainview and his son, bastard in a basket.)

PTA has incorporated a soundtrack technique that overlaps scenes without being montages. It is extremely effective.

This film has exactly zero sympathetic characters. On the one hand, this makes it truly remarkable and fascinating, while on the other, it leads to a slight disappointment in that you know there can be no satisfactory payoff.

The film is not about the Cause at all. If PTA were going to leave the cult as this mercurial and foggy, I feel he could have cut more of it and given us more Quell. The Cause would have been just as clear, and we would know more about Quell.

PTA has placed himself atop the leader board for American directors right now. His films have become labors that yield real art. I could not take my eyes off it.
Spot on! Absolutely loved The Master. The first processing scene is my favorite scene of any film in 2012. It felt like I was holding my breath and trying not to blink. I thought Phoenix and PSH had a chance to snag Oscar wins.
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The first processing scene is my favorite scene of any film in 2012. It felt like I was holding my breath and trying not to blink.
I said this earlier, but I swear, I went from reclining in bed watching that scene, to sitting up, leaning toward the screen, watching intently, and I had no recollection of repositioning myself. It was strangely intense, almost mesmerizing.

And this was before anyone had mentioned the word hypnosis in the film, so it was clearly not power of suggestion.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:04 AM   #220
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Just finished watching Holy Motors. Holy Moly - fantastic movie so thx for mentioning ITT.

With Martha Marcy May Marlene and The Master my favorite movie I watched this year so far.

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I just saw Computer Chess at SXSW from Andrew Bujalski, who always shoots on 16mm but decided to do this one on video. It's mainly black and white and set at a weekend tournament for chess software programmers in the 80s. Never really seen a movie like this; it was mostly improvised, mostly hilarious, and full of strange, nerdy characters.
Excited to see this. It's got Wiley Wiggins in it!
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I watched a nice coming-of-age movie set in Wales called Submarine. The kid's interactions with his parents and his gf are often hilarious. Very dry humor. Good-spirited movie.
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That's My Boy- US 2012 5/10. I don't care what anyone says. This film is funny. Sure it's bad taste, sentimental and pointless. But it's still funny!
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All Night Long- Japan 1992 6/10. Heard a lot about this series of films. Many people saying they are some of the nastiest and most extreme revenge films ever. Very nihilistic and morbid film about 3 teenagers that witness a murder, and unite because of this and become friends. It gets even worse for them from there. Very violent. Very depressing. Still, well paced and well acted-(until the last 5 minutes which has terrible over-acting). Definately worth a watch.

Taken 2- US 2012 2/10. Liam Neeson hamming it up for 90 minutes and milking the cash cow. Absolutely terrible film. That daughter has to be at least 30, and he is worried about her having a boyfriend? What?
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The Cow- Iran 1969 9/10 A tragic and moving film about a man whose only true possession is his cow. After leaving the village for a short while, the cow dies. The other villagers try to cover it up and tell him it ran away, but he knows this isn't true, and he just can't handle it. Distraught by the loss of his only true friend-(he is married, but well, that doesn't seem like the helathiest marriage), he starts to believe that he IS the cow after having a nervous breakdown. Very simple, but very moving. Beautifully shot as well. Definately worth checking out.
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The Cow- Iran 1969 9/10 A tragic and moving film about a man whose only true possession is his cow. After leaving the village for a short while, the cow dies. The other villagers try to cover it up and tell him it ran away, but he knows this isn't true, and he just can't handle it. Distraught by the loss of his only true friend-(he is married, but well, that doesn't seem like the helathiest marriage), he starts to believe that he IS the cow after having a nervous breakdown. Very simple, but very moving. Beautifully shot as well. Definately worth checking out.
We watched some of this in film class. It is definitely weird.
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Four Shades of Brown. It's not really similar to Together, but it's also both funny and sad and is about father/son-relationships. For something completely different, but Swedish and movies more people should watch, there are Roy Andersson and Ruben Østlund movies.
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