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PostSubject: Cinematic Masterpieces Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:36 pm

Recommend your treasures.

These are mine; meditative, symbolic, surreal, realistic thought-provoking aesthetic Asian masterpieces.


1. Dreams

2. Dream

3. Rashomon

4. Harakiri

5. Achilles and the Tortoise

6. Ran

7. Taegukgi - Brotherhood of War

8. Silmido

9. Zatoichi

10. Woman in the Dunes

11. Dersu Uzala

12. Tetsuo the Iron Man

13. A Bittersweet Life

14. Rough Cut

15. Time

16. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter,... and Spring

17. Why has BodhiDharma Left for the East

18. Zen

19. Young Yakuza

20. Tokyo Sonata

21. Not One Less

22. Please Vote For Me

23. Up the Yangtze

24. Getting Home

25. Bright Future

26. Ashes of Time Redux

27. Amour Legende

28. Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles

29. Antarctic Journal

30. Silk Shoes

31. Old Partner

32. Ikiru

33. The Burmese Harp

34. Cave of the Yellow Dog

35. The Chaser

36. I Saw the Devil

37. The Moonlight of Seoul

38. 3-Iron

39. Home from the Sea

40. Crossing

41. The Most Beautiful

42. White Light, Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

43. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, 2002

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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:32 am

- Departures (2008)

- A Serious Man (2009)
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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:01 pm

Great list Lyssa...After Rashomon, my favorite Akira Kurosawa masterpiece is "Red Beard"
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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:16 pm

Tried to watch Rashomon today, but fell asleep after ten minutes.

A good recent film I'd recommend is The Grey with Liam Neeson. Men vs wolves in the wilderness, quite dark and spiritual...`

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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:21 pm

Alone In The Wilderness.

Clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYJKd0rkKss

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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:09 pm

Yes Man (2008)

from Nietzsches Zarathustra:
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XLVIII. Before Sunrise
[...]The passing clouds I detest--those stealthy cats of prey: they take from thee and me what is common to us--the vast unbounded Yea- and Amen-saying.

These mediators and mixers we detest--the passing clouds: those half-and- half ones, that have neither learned to bless nor to curse from the heart.

Rather will I sit in a tub under a closed heaven, rather will I sit in the abyss without heaven, than see thee, thou luminous heaven, tainted with passing clouds!

And oft have I longed to pin them fast with the jagged gold-wires of lightning, that I might, like the thunder, beat the drum upon their kettle- bellies:--

--An angry drummer, because they rob me of thy Yea and Amen!--thou heaven above me, thou pure, thou luminous heaven! Thou abyss of light!--because they rob thee of MY Yea and Amen.

For rather will I have noise and thunders and tempest-blasts, than this discreet, doubting cat-repose; and also amongst men do I hate most of all the soft-treaders, and half-and-half ones, and the doubting, hesitating, passing clouds.

And "he who cannot bless shall LEARN to curse!"--this clear teaching dropt unto me from the clear heaven; this star standeth in my heaven even in dark nights.

I, however, am a blesser and a Yea-sayer, if thou be but around me, thou pure, thou luminous heaven! Thou abyss of light!--into all abysses do I then carry my beneficent Yea-saying.

A blesser have I become and a Yea-sayer: and therefore strove I long and was a striver, that I might one day get my hands free for blessing.[...]
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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:20 pm

- Prometheus (2012)

- Limitless (2011)

- Confucius (2010)
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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:20 am

Margin Call

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Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call is an entangling thriller involving the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When an entry-level analyst unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster. Writer/director J.C. Chandor's enthralling first feature is a stark and bravely authentic portrayal of the financial industry and its denizens as they confront the decisions that shape our global future

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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:56 pm

Amadeus (1984)
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Cosmopolis (2012)

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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:38 pm

Herz aus Glas (Werner Herzog)
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Creation (2009)

...I cried throughout the whole movie. Very touching.
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Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King (2004)

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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:29 am

Cinematic masterpieces?

Art has been on the decline since 1900. With a further quality drop in 2000 (according to Spengler). So my expectations towards cinema are accordingly low. I've posted above movies that are watchable. I cannot even go by the IMDB rating scale. Since a movie that I would rate 6.0/10.0 today, would have been a mere 5.0/10.0 just 20 years ago. Take for example the Terminator series. The first one was intense, gripping, atmospheric, dark. The characters were bonded emotionally and left an impression on the audience. If a movie like this was made today, I'd have to rate it a near 10 out of 10. But it was made in the early 80s, when this kind of movie was still more common. ( I love the 80's. That is a particular fetish of mine, so maybe this is subjective. But let me continue.) Terminator 2 was still great. Better special effects, more fun in the story, little more lighthearted, but still with the emotional 80's feeling though. Terminator 3 was awful compared to the first two. But it was still good enough on my scale, because it tried to at least keep the trashy feeling within the action scences. The raw metal crashing together. Terminator 4 was again well made for its day and age. So this series is a good example. Same with the Godfather movies, where even the 3rd one in my book, was still watchable.

In the recent "Prometheus" there was sex between a white alpha female and a negroe. But they left the scene implicit! They didn't show any of it! So for me this was another fantastic element of the movie. Fantasy. I would have been offended if they had shown any of that. Like they do in so much modern movies, that I'd switch off at that point.

I post movies here, because the mind is lazy. Youtube documentaries and lectures are great, but also not as entertaining as the spectrum a movie has to offer. And people don't read Spengler and Evola all day. I know that for a fact, because the quality of discussion here and elsewhere would be higher otherwise.

This is why I suggest in this topic we post movies that we consider watchable. Take "Surrogates" for example, that I made it through recently. I didn't post it here. It has a great subject and even Bruce Willis, who I find awful in other movies, was kind of really likeable in the movie, but I didn't post it, because people might stumble upon it anyway and it's not an IMPORTANT movie.

Today my criteria is IMPORTANCE. Is there something about the movie that is rare? Is the subject matter something that builds people up or makes them think in a way, they haven't thought before? Does it lead them to certain literature the movie is based on?

I almost pay no attention to the artsy aspect of a movie. For me it is about the storyline. Mostly dialogues. I do credit impressive nature imagery and have a fetish for scores/soundtracks. So that's it. I sometimes watch 2 or 3 movies per week. That's how much I am a victim of modern low attention span and entertainment hunger. So why not post on here the movies that are watchable? And not just the more obvious masterpieces (if they even exist, which I doubt very much, as Spengler would too).

I don't want to encourage anybody to watch more Hollywood than they likely already do.
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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:56 pm

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Cinematic masterpieces?

Art has been on the decline since 1900. With a further quality drop in 2000 (according to Spengler). So my expectations towards cinema are accordingly low. I've posted above movies that are watchable. I cannot even go by the IMDB rating scale. Since a movie that I would rate 6.0/10.0 today, would have been a mere 5.0/10.0 just 20 years ago. Take for example the Terminator series. The first one was intense, gripping, atmospheric, dark. The characters were bonded emotionally and left an impression on the audience. If a movie like this was made today, I'd have to rate it a near 10 out of 10. But it was made in the early 80s, when this kind of movie was still more common. ( I love the 80's. That is a particular fetish of mine, so maybe this is subjective. But let me continue.) Terminator 2 was still great. Better special effects, more fun in the story, little more lighthearted, but still with the emotional 80's feeling though. Terminator 3 was awful compared to the first two. But it was still good enough on my scale, because it tried to at least keep the trashy feeling within the action scences. The raw metal crashing together. Terminator 4 was again well made for its day and age. So this series is a good example. Same with the Godfather movies, where even the 3rd one in my book, was still watchable.

In the recent "Prometheus" there was sex between a white alpha female and a negroe. But they left the scene implicit! They didn't show any of it! So for me this was another fantastic element of the movie. Fantasy. I would have been offended if they had shown any of that. Like they do in so much modern movies, that I'd switch off at that point.

I post movies here, because the mind is lazy. Youtube documentaries and lectures are great, but also not as entertaining as the spectrum a movie has to offer. And people don't read Spengler and Evola all day. I know that for a fact, because the quality of discussion here and elsewhere would be higher otherwise.

This is why I suggest in this topic we post movies that we consider watchable. Take "Surrogates" for example, that I made it through recently. I didn't post it here. It has a great subject and even Bruce Willis, who I find awful in other movies, was kind of really likeable in the movie, but I didn't post it, because people might stumble upon it anyway and it's not an IMPORTANT movie.

Today my criteria is IMPORTANCE. Is there something about the movie that is rare? Is the subject matter something that builds people up or makes them think in a way, they haven't thought before? Does it lead them to certain literature the movie is based on?

I almost pay no attention to the artsy aspect of a movie. For me it is about the storyline. Mostly dialogues. I do credit impressive nature imagery and have a fetish for scores/soundtracks. So that's it. I sometimes watch 2 or 3 movies per week. That's how much I am a victim of modern low attention span and entertainment hunger. So why not post on here the movies that are watchable? And not just the more obvious masterpieces (if they even exist, which I doubt very much, as Spengler would too).

I don't want to encourage anybody to watch more Hollywood than they likely already do.



Pardon, the terse note [I have exams].
Just to say, how I dislike people like you.

If the stone's going downhill, might as well push it down further.
Art is on the decline, might as well make the best of the best entertainments.

Even Art becomes a source for "extracting information".
Books become a resource for "extracting information". !

Low attention spans are rooted in physiological impoverishments.

Art, the utter worst and the magnificent best, is something to endure and live through as an Experience. It needs Spirit. One must be so jaded to look at movies as "information" and then complain on the lack of any inner 'transformation' at the end of two hours and mind-numbing popcorn.

The "innocence" and trepidations and the "restlessness" to dignity one finds and one will find no matter the age and sophistication of future intelligence, in a movie such as Bicycle Thieves [1948] or the kind of heart that glitters in Kurosawa'a abs. snail-slow 'Ikiru' or 'Stray Dog' make them evergreen Masterpieces. Those movies would probably make you yawn, there's no information there, but an experience of intensities to weave into one's being. 'Terminator 1' is hardly the kind of Art I would want to watch when I'm in my deathbed! Laughable. Brando's performance in Caesar could make a dying man want to live again. The Immortality of Art in a strong Apollonian art-medium as Cinema - I do not doubt this. Its the way of the rulers - see Morrison's thoughts on the Lords.

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"All that exists is just and unjust and equally justified in both." [Aeschylus, Prometheus]

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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:06 am

Spengler described the decline of art in the following steps (in short, my translation):

1. (starting 1800:) "Modern Art". Art-Problems. Attempts to design metropolis awareness and to tempt it. Transformation of music, architecture and painting into mere art industry.

He lists the following: Liszt, Berlioz, Wagner, impressionism from Constable to Leibl and Manet. American architecture.

2. (since 2000) End of the development of form altogether. Pointless, empty, factitious, piled architecture and ornamentation. Imitation of archaic and exotic motives.

3. Exit. Development of a rigid form-pool. Showing-off by the Caesars with material and mass-appeals. Provincial art trade.


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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:24 am

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Even Art becomes a source for "extracting information".
Books become a resource for "extracting information". !

In-form-ation. You are either in-form(-ed) or you are out-of-form. Formation means order. In-formation means in order. Instead of: out of order (=chaos). See: my topic "Esotericism 101" in the Lyceum. It is: you are either breathing in or breathing out. Focused or relaxed. The symbols here are the triangle (male) and the circle (female). You as a female are more closer to the circle. The relaxation. But in-form-ation (triangle) is one important factor for me in todays movies. Without information it is mere meditation. And therefor I don't need movies at all, I could look at classic paintings from higher Art Eras than ours (see above list by Oswald Spengler), if I want to feel in a certain mood. Or put on soothing music, light incence and sit on a cushion.
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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:35 am

The Experiment (2001) (The movie is based on the infamous "Stanford Prison Experiment" conducted in 1971)
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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:12 am

Blindness (2008)

The Lawnmower Man (1992)
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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:55 pm

Laconian wrote:
Lyssa wrote:

Even Art becomes a source for "extracting information".
Books become a resource for "extracting information". !

In-form-ation. You are either in-form(-ed) or you are out-of-form. Formation means order. In-formation means in order. Instead of: out of order (=chaos). See: my topic "Esotericism 101" in the Lyceum. It is: you are either breathing in or breathing out. Focused or relaxed. The symbols here are the triangle (male) and the circle (female). You as a female are more closer to the circle. The relaxation. But in-form-ation (triangle) is one important factor for me in todays movies. Without information it is mere meditation. And therefor I don't need movies at all, I could look at classic paintings from higher Art Eras than ours (see above list by Oswald Spengler), if I want to feel in a certain mood. Or put on soothing music, light incence and sit on a cushion.


Wrong. The alternation of Inhalation [ham] and Exhalation [sa] is to regularize a Form, a stability, a constant rhythm upon which one can 'rest' [Emptiness] and build, free the mind for focus. Hence the hamsa - the discriminating swan, the apollonian bird, both to the greeks and to the Vedantins. You keep one thing relatively stable and try to build upon it - the same concept as in the movie 'Inception' - the penetration into successive dream-spaces - tearing of the sheaths of consciousness, standing on the basis of a timer. This is what Meditation literally is - to "build layers" to place your foot to ascend, a 'stairway to heaven', if you will.
The word Meditate goes back etymologically to the meaning of a carrying vessel. And this is what a Mantra is, a chant - the Vedics metaphorized it in the symbol of a chariot, that would serve as an instrument of carriage [tra] of the mind [man] to the 'gods'. So the Mantra was ritualized as the "piling up" of the bricks in ratios of syllabic metres in the form of a bird, an eagle or a swan:


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnicayana

Form is Emptiness and vice-versa.
Meditation IS the Concentration on breath-rhythm.
To relax in the correct sense IS to focus; there is no either/or. Hence, to the Vedic-Aryans, the mantra Was hurled as a Weapon of intrusion to Make Space. To build "bridges" [brahman] into infinity. The Faustian pursuit.

"They spake, 'Meditate ye!'--whereby, doubtless, they meant to say, 'Seek ye a layer! Seek ye (to build) from hence upwards!'"
[Satapatha Brahmana IV, 8.2.1.]


And cinema, and art in general - one does Not go to them 'expecting' to be put in a certain mood; that's as banal as turning on a light-bulb because you want light.

p.s. Yes, Departures was good; slipped my mind.

Have to recall a few more.

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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:29 pm

Ad.

Nietzsche's title 'Untimely Meditations', for example, is not just a meditation like simply closing the eyes and reflecting on the times; it is an Invasion 'Into' Time; the building of layers towards and into a protracted Future.

To Meditate is to Intrude.

The Surveyor is an Invader.




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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:31 pm

Lyssa wrote:
Brando's performance in Caesar could make a dying man want to live again.

Who the fuck is Brando?

Films with James Dean:

-East of Eden
-Rebel Without a Cause
-Giant

-A Street Car Named Desire, had Brando in it, chewing on something in every scene (this Apollo!).
But also great writing. Shakespeare isn't too bad writing of course either. This is what I mean by "information".

-Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? (That's what I'm talking about, when I say "information", This is the best writing and acting ever on a screen.)

-Apocalypse Now is of course off the charts the best movie of all time, but here I'd consider the whole idea and artwork, not just the actors.
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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:08 pm

Can't call them Masterpieces compared to the Asian ones, but these are fine films.

No Man's Land 2001




Salt of the Sea

My Way

The Caiman

Hamlet goes Business

Wild Strawberries

Bicycle Thieves

Triumph of the Will

Revolutionary Road

Blue Valentine

There Will Be Blood (2008).

The Master (2012) - incredible performance and a must see, not only on the cult of Scientology, but of Gurus and conmen and freedom. Gem of a film!

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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:32 pm

Some other films I failed to mention, that had an early influence on me, would include the lesser known works by Argento. Many of his films deal with issues of gender, the theme of the observer, and other psychological and sometimes philosophical overtones. The fact that they are considered horror films makes it even more interesting. There has even been a scholarly book written on his movies by Maitland McDonagh, Broken Mirrors, Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento.
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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:14 pm

Cult masterpiece, Withnail and I.

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Withnail and I is a 1987 black comedy film produced by HandMade Films. It was written and directed by Bruce Robinson and is based on his life in London in the late 1960s. The main plot follows two unemployed young actors, Withnail and “I” (portrayed by Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann) who live in a squalid in Camden Town in 1969 while waiting for their careers to take off. Needing a holiday, they obtain the key to the country cottage in the Lake District belonging to Withnail’s flamboyantly gay uncle Monty and drive there. The holiday is less ‘recuperative’ than they expected.

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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:20 pm

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Could you provide more information on the first list you posted. At least IMDB or even where to watch them. That would be great.
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The Star Chamber (Latin: Camera stellata) was an English court of law that sat at the royal Palace of Westminster until 1641. It was made up of Privy Councillors, as well as common-law judges and supplemented the activities of the common-law and equity courts in both civil and criminal matters. The court was set up to ensure the fair enforcement of laws against prominent people, those so powerful that ordinary courts could never convict them of their crimes. Court sessions were held in secret, with no indictments, and no witnesses. Evidence was presented in writing.

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The Star Chamber is a 1983 American thriller film written by Roderick Taylor and directed by Peter Hyams. It stars Michael Douglas and Hal Holbrook. Its title is taken from the name of the notorious 17th century English court.


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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:10 pm

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Lilja 4-ever is an unremittingly brutal and realistic story of the downward spiral of Lilja, played by Oksana Akinshina, a girl in the former Soviet Union whose mother abandons her to move to the United States. The story is loosely based on a true case and examines the issue of human trafficking and sexual slavery.

The film received positive reviews both in Sweden and abroad. It won five Guldbagge Awards including Best Film, and was nominated for Best Film and Best Actress at the European Film Awards.

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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:54 pm

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In the recent "Prometheus" there was sex between a white alpha female and a negroe. But they left the scene implicit! They didn't show any of it! So for me this was another fantastic element of the movie. Fantasy. I would have been offended if they had shown any of that. Like they do in so much modern movies, that I'd switch off at that point.

"Prometheus" was terrible..Why does a black male and a white female having sex offend you?

And "What Dreams May Come"? C'mon now...


"The Grey" was god awful, no offense Recidivist.

"Lilja 4-ever" was great, definitely second this choice. "Revolutionary Road" was great too... "Inception" sucked... Just an above average blockbuster... DiCaprio's previous film, "Shutter Island" is worth watching...




"Mulholland Drive" is a must see for anyone here. David Lynch's masterpiece. Also "Blue Velvet"

"I Stand Alone(Seul contre tous)" 1998

"Valhalla Rising" 2009

"Head-On" (Gegen die Wand) 2004

"Kontroll" 2003

"The Milky Way" (A Via Láctea) 2007... A Brazilian gem.

"A Clockwork Orange"

"Arc" 2006

"The Seventh Continent" (Der siebente Kontinent) 1989

"Blue Valentine" 2010


"Trouble Every Day (2001)"...Not a great film (not a big Vincent Gallo fan)... but there's a scene where this french lady lures in a young man for sex and starts to violently eat at his face... One of the most visceral, unsettling scenes I've watched... more so than anything in more"disturbing" movies like "Irreversible" or "Martyrs."








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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:31 pm

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Some other films I failed to mention, that had an early influence on me, would include the lesser known works by Argento. Many of his films deal with issues of gender, the theme of the observer, and other psychological and sometimes philosophical overtones. The fact that they are considered horror films makes it even more interesting. There has even been a scholarly book written on his movies by Maitland McDonagh, Broken Mirrors, Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento.

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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:09 am

A very "linear" movie ( I have the "Pirates of the Carribean" on my to watch list. I read the recently posted article : Bowden on Linearity on counter-currents
Comic book as linear energy):

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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:00 pm

The Hobbit (2012)
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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:40 pm

Pisces-Movie List, lol:


Neptune:

Amelie

Big Fish

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

Ed Wood

Fairytale

Finding Neverland

Groundhog Day

King of Hearts

Lost in Translation

Photographing Fairies

Prospero's Books

The Abyss

The French Lieutenant's Woman

The Illusionist

The Prestige

The Science of Sleep

The Sixth Sense

Valley of the Dolls


Jupiter:


Gandhi

Indiana Jones (All of Them)

Jesus Camp

Kingdom of Heaven

Kundun

Little BuddHA

Mr. Holland's Opus

Saved!

Seven Years in Tibet

The Apostle

The Razor's Edge

The New World

The Simpson's Movie

Planets/Movies

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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:19 am

Blade Runner - 1982

"Batty: Not very sporting to fire on an unarmed opponent. I thought you were supposed to be good. Aren't you the "good" man? C'mon, Deckard. Show me what you're made of."

"Batty: That was irrational of you... not to mention unsportsmanlike. "

"Deckard: Do you love me?
Rachael: I love you.
Deckard: Do you trust me?
Rachael: I trust you."



The Thomas Crown Affair
- 1968

1968 one.

"Thomas Crown: [looks at Vicki, who is standing next to the chess table] Do you play?
Vicki Anderson: Try me."

"Thomas Crown: What a funny, dirty little mind!
Vicki Anderson: It's a funny, dirty little job! So shoot me in the leg!"
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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:12 pm

Taxi Driver (1976)

Leon: The Professional (1994)

American Beauty (1999)

Scent of a Woman (1992)

Love and Death (1975)
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PostSubject: Re: Cinematic Masterpieces Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:47 am

Solaris - the original Tarkovski, not the Soderberg
Brazil
3 Iron - nice catch lyssa, amazing scene where she walks into the stranger's house
Thin Red Line
No Country for Old Men
Melancholia
Fight Club
Kieslowski's Decalogue
Yol
Festen
Miller's Crossing
Utomlennye solntsem parts 1 and 2, have not seen 3 yet.
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