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Postby gyre » Thu May 17, 2012 5:01 am

References, reviews and recommendations, especially for the offbeat stuff.

There are plenty of things on netflix that don't show up with genre searches, only a direct query.
I found some that I can't locate again.

So, dockos, tv, film, what have you.

Here's a clip from Skins



Warning: the usa versions of the UK series are missing the music due to licensing whatnot.
I have only found it annoying for the end of series one.
Wild World, a must see.
It's on youtube.
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Re: Videos

Postby C187 » Thu May 17, 2012 6:24 am

Irréversible, a French movie that is a decade old now, and ranks on my personal list as one of the top five movies to come out in the first decade of this century. The film is in a style similar to Memento, following the characters in reverse chronological order.

This film isn't for everyone, within minutes of the opening you will witness an extremely violent beating of a man. Also at another point in the film you will see a main character be raped. In part what makes this film good is the single shot cinematography used that adds to how realistic, and ultimately disturbing these scenes are.

The story is sort of lacking, with much of it improved on the spot by the actors. You can take it as spotty work in only coming up with a four page outline for the whole movie. Or take it like I did, and think about how unremarkable real conversations are with friends on a Friday nights outing.

The film got a 56% on rotten tomatoes, in part because of what I wrote above. Also because of goofs such as, at one point in the film one of the actors calls the other actor by his real name, and during the rape scene a passerby walked into the shooting area and then out. (Ironically adding more depth to the scene.)

This is the NSFW notice before you press play


The film is on Netflix.
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Re: Videos

Postby wh..sh » Thu May 17, 2012 10:45 am

This one is in my queue, but I am too timid to approach any movie around "rape" subject, especially European ones, which are very real!

There are so many good movie makers across the globe!! I remember starting to track the movies I watched, liked, and recommend on google docs with one of my friends.
It's been a while since I updated that but if anyone is interested, I could share it. It's an eclectic mix of movies in various languages and subjects.

Edit: I just went back to check my list. I watched about 150 + movies just last year!!! It was also a phase when I was seriously considering screenplay writing :)
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Re: Videos

Postby gyre » Thu May 17, 2012 6:09 pm

Absolutely, Whooosh
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Re: Videos

Postby gyre » Fri May 18, 2012 6:47 am

So, C187, would you say this is in the style of Refn?

It is funny how technically bad production can be, if the storytelling is solid.


Whooosh, I hope you have kept writing?
How about your list?

And I hope Tattoogoddess and Trilobyte will add some descriptions of their favorites.
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Re: Videos

Postby wh..sh » Tue May 22, 2012 11:30 am

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Re: Videos

Postby FIGJAM » Tue May 22, 2012 1:17 pm

Now that House is over, go watch Black Adder to see where the "Doc" came from! 8)
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Re: Videos

Postby gyre » Tue May 22, 2012 1:21 pm

Thanks, Whooosh!


Wasn't Holmes and Watson mentioned, re House and Wilson?
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Re: Videos

Postby gyre » Wed May 23, 2012 1:41 pm

"It's just a matter of separating the wheat from the chavs."


line from Skins - second series
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Re: Videos

Postby lucky420 » Wed May 23, 2012 3:00 pm

I really enjoy watching movies. i never really remember them very well,,,mmm? Oh well "live in the moment"
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Re: Videos

Postby gyre » Wed May 23, 2012 3:10 pm

I don't think that's always important.

I mostly want to remember which ones to see again.
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Re: Videos

Postby gyre » Thu May 31, 2012 6:00 am

They used this in a prom dress scene, second series of Skins.

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Re: Videos

Postby gyre » Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:05 pm

I've seen all of Skins that netflix has on disc so far, four of seven seasons.

I want to recommend it unequivocally.
A great show.

I followed up with the nearest usa equivalent, Freaks N Geeks.
Due to us censorship and Skins being channel four, the contrast is dramatic, but as I watch more, it becomes clear that they wanted to do what Skins does, but can only suggest it.
In fact, the third episode was pulled by nbc for sex and violence, more unpleasantness, i think.
The contrast between tv as wish fulfillment or showing reality was the conflict the network had.
There are many episodes that didn't air originally, as well as deleted parts.
There are 36 hours of commentary!!!
And not boring.
You can learn quite a bit about film production from some commentaries, from discussions about when and where to cross the line with the camera, to selling a production.

There is a follow up series called Undeclared.
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Re: Videos

Postby gyre » Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:12 pm

My favorite line from Skins?

"I love you more than cheese!"
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Re: Videos

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:59 am

My favourite movie of all time: City of Lost Children (La cité des enfants perdus). Lovely cinematography, likeable protagonists, delightfully despicable villains, captivating story, extreme quirkiness. Watch it in french, with subtitles. The overdubbed version is very disappointing.
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Re: Videos

Postby gyre » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:28 pm

Guess the film?

"Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first woman
she meets and then teams up with three complete strangers to kill again."
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Re: Videos

Postby gyre » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:06 am

"Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first woman
she meets and then teams up with three complete strangers to kill again."


The film is, of course, The Wizard of OZ.

How many of you got that one?

I really like the early versions, at least one shot with L. Frank Baum.
At least one is on netflix.
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Re: Videos

Postby Turtleburp » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:04 pm

If you like Hugh Laurie in Black Adder also try Jeeves and Wooster:



Staying with the English theme...

Offbeat sorry for the video quality:


Classic


Try also
Spaced http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0187664/
Nighty night http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0395404/
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Re: Videos

Postby gyre » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:45 pm

I'm watching John From Cinncinnati, created by David Milch of Deadwood.

Impressed.

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Re: Videos

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:31 pm

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Re: Videos

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:32 am

Shut the fuck up and make some fire!

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Re: Videos

Postby gyre » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:37 am

Even if you've seen Dead Like Me before, it's different seeing it all at once, and very different from broadcast with so much edited out.
Much more lifelike with George saying 'motherfucker'.


Metisse, from the music on the show.
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John From Cincinnati - Surf Noir

Postby gyre » Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:26 am

I finished John From Cincinnati.
David Milch is a genius.
It's very unsatisfying that the series was cut short, but a unique experience still.

I can't really describe it, but art and commerce aren't house fighting house, but part of modern communication.
Miracle and marketing can go together, according to Milch.
What could be done with the modern machinery, used with heart?

Worth seeing.
Not everyone will like it.

Don't skip the commentaries.
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