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Last film I saw

Post  Constance on Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:50 am

Last night I watched "A Thousand Years of Good Prayers" by Wayne Wang. Beautiful, quiet story about a troubled Chinese-American daughter and her concerned father. Beautiful spoken Chinese (with subtitles).

Do give it a try.


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Post  sil on Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:29 am



"The Testament of Dr. Mabuse was Fritz Lang's second sound film and a sequel to his enormously successful 1922 silent. Mixing several genres including cop drama, mystery, and horror, Lang created a rare hybrid picture full of striking characters and images. Lensed simultaneously in French and German, Testament details a three-pronged story: one about a crime ring run from behind a curtain by the evil Dr. Mabuse, a second about a guilt-stricken member of Mabuse's gang who has fallen in love, and a third about a determined detective who is stumped by the strange case."

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Re: Last film I saw

Post  sil on Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:22 pm

Does anybody else see Marlon Brando here (min 0:24)?


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Post  felix on Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:42 pm



lol!

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Post  Doc Watson on Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:07 pm

Last night I watched "I'm Not There ", on television . It is still a good film.

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Re: Last film I saw

Post  sil on Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:31 pm

silent


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Re: Last film I saw

Post  tigerlily on Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:49 pm

guacamayo wrote:^^ I haven't seen it yet. They are showing it here in a cinema on May, I'm waiting...
Even a friend who doesn't listen to Bob Dylan told me it's a good movie.

I hope you will be able to see it when it comes around in the theater. That's how i saw it for the first time, and i wished at the time that we could have sat thru it again right away. It needs more than one viewing. When it came out on dvd we watched it at least once a week for a couple of months. There's always something new to notice when watching it again (if you're a Bob fan).

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Post  Doc Watson on Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:02 am

tigerlily wrote:
guacamayo wrote:^^ I haven't seen it yet. They are showing it here in a cinema on May, I'm waiting...
Even a friend who doesn't listen to Bob Dylan told me it's a good movie.

I hope you will be able to see it when it comes around in the theater. That's how i saw it for the first time, and i wished at the time that we could have sat thru it again right away. It needs more than one viewing. When it came out on dvd we watched it at least once a week for a couple of months. There's always something new to notice when watching it again (if you're a Bob fan).
That is right I noticed so much moire this time.

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Post  Doc Watson on Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:01 am

The Queen on tv tonight.
Still a very good film.

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Post  precinct14 on Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:23 am

guacamayo wrote:^^ I haven't seen it yet. They are showing it here in a cinema on May, I'm waiting...
Even a friend who doesn't listen to Bob Dylan told me it's a good movie.

It's great in the cinema- well, the best bits are. The droning pieces to camera by Ben Wishaw's Arthur Rimbaud dude, and anything involving Christian Bale's Jack Rollins Bob persona deserve nothing more than a 9 inch black & white cctv dog pound monitor.

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Re: Last film I saw

Post  Constance on Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:01 am

I just watched Zhang Zemin's Ju Do. I had seen it before years ago. What an upheaval this film is. Definitely excites pity and fear and leaves you wrung out. set in China in the 1920s. Gorgeous cinematogrophy, powerful acting, and a plot like a Greek tragedy. Do check it out.

I'll be reporting on Chinese fillms. Next I'll be watching To Live, another Zhang Zemin film.

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Post  LaRue on Tue May 03, 2011 6:41 am

^^Nicholas Hoult?? REALLY?? Oh Andy...

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Post  ISN on Wed May 04, 2011 12:21 am

last night I watched



after work

I wanted to escape (like the character in the movie)

I don't usually watch chick flicks much (more out of an ornery kind of feminist principle)

I did like the movie (especially the bits set in Rome which I could relate to - and other parts I could relate to)

I think Julia Roberts' smile was a bit too ubiquitous and often shorthand for some kind of revelation or epiphany but a bit too sickly sweet for my taste......

I liked the movie on the whole but I don't think it would suit everyone

I looked up the author of the book on wikipedia - I'm probably gonna try to read the book

although I'm a bit more interested in the follow-up one she wrote - Commitment - about marriage (or about women that don't want to marry)

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Re: Last film I saw

Post  Constance on Mon May 09, 2011 11:47 pm



More Chinese entertainment.

Take a look at Xiu Xiu the Sent Down Girl, the story of a teenage girl who is one of the millions of youth conscripted to work in the countryside during Mao's Cultural Revolution. The story depicts the lengths she will go to to be sent back to her home in Cengdu, China.

Harrowing and very sad.

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Re: Last film I saw

Post  precinct14 on Wed May 11, 2011 7:29 pm



The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, on the big screen. Starring Richard Burton and former love, Claire Bloom:



Bet Liz was on set every day.

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Re: Last film I saw

Post  Doc Watson on Thu May 12, 2011 12:14 am

precinct14 wrote:

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, on the big screen. Starring Richard Burton and former love, Claire Bloom:



Bet Liz was on set every day.
It is one of the best films I have seen . I am looking out for it on DVD.
Great book too.


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Re: Last film I saw

Post  precinct14 on Thu May 12, 2011 1:09 am

Doc Watson wrote:
precinct14 wrote:

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, on the big screen. Starring Richard Burton and former love, Claire Bloom:



Bet Liz was on set every day.
It is one of the best films I have seen . I am looking out for it on DVD.
Great book too.



It's in the Criterion Collection. You may have to import it from the States, though

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Post  Doc Watson on Thu May 12, 2011 12:17 pm

thanks for that.

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Post  precinct14 on Thu May 12, 2011 6:27 pm



Stripped-down, stylised abstraction of the novel, with almost no m & e. Silence everywhere. Changes to scenes, settings and characterisation disappoint. Can't compare with the novel.

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Post  ISN on Fri May 13, 2011 12:27 am

thanks for the tip about the novel though

hadn't heard of it

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Post  precinct14 on Fri May 13, 2011 1:28 am

Catherine wrote:thanks for the tip about the novel though

hadn't heard of it

I hadn't, until the movie came out over here. It's one of the most famously popular novels in Japan. Teenage rites of passage, set against a late 60's Tokyo backdrop. Murakami is a beautiful writer. Deceptively simple style, that is, seemingly, effortlessy evocative.

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Post  ISN on Fri May 13, 2011 1:41 am

I've been a bit of a pig about Japan until recently

I think that shall be the next book I read - thanks again Smile

I saw a woman walking in a kimono when I was on the bus at Green Square today

I don't think I've ever seen a woman in a kimono before flower

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Post  precinct14 on Fri May 13, 2011 2:39 am

Catherine wrote:I've been a bit of a pig about Japan until recently

I think that shall be the next book I read - thanks again Smile

I saw a woman walking in a kimono when I was on the bus at Green Square today

I don't think I've ever seen a woman in a kimono before flower

Not a kimono in sight, in Norwegian Wood. Big on micro minis, though.

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Post  ISN on Fri May 13, 2011 2:57 am

there's plenty of minis in Sydney

it's not every day you see a kimono-clad woman!!!!

I could have gone through life without ever seeing one

I've seen plenty of cheongsams

I'm pretty sure I've seen Korean traditional dress too.......Thai, Malaysian and Filipino

probably a gift from the Universe to reward me for getting over my problem with Japan......

of course, if I see a sumo guy, I'll completely freak out......hehehe

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Post  Doc Watson on Fri May 13, 2011 10:26 am

Catherine wrote:there's plenty of minis in Sydney

it's not every day you see a kimono-clad woman!!!!

I could have gone through life without ever seeing one

I've seen plenty of cheongsams

I'm pretty sure I've seen Korean traditional dress too.......Thai, Malaysian and Filipino

probably a gift from the Universe to reward me for getting over my problem with Japan......

of course, if I see a sumo guy, I'll completely freak out......hehehe
In M elbourne a lot of Japanese women tourists wear Kimonos , have no idea why it is different in Sydney.

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