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First with a ref to John Ford because I did not like very much this picture I saw right now. Problem is that is too feminine in the bad sense, the film. It's very nice if you like paintings, but you know, cinema is something else.

The rest of pictures are in my collection of cinema-tv pics but I don't have the slightest idea of which film do they come from.
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"Ford was highly intelligent, erudite, sensitive and sentimental, but to protect himself in the cutthroat atmosphere of Hollywood he cultivated the image of a "tough, two-fisted, hard-drinking Irish sonofabitch".[71] One famous event, witnessed by Ford's friend actor Frank Baker, strikingly illustrates the tension between the public persona and the private man. During the Depression, Ford—by then a very wealthy man—was accosted outside his office by a former Universal actor who was destitute and needed $200 for an operation for his wife. As the man related his misfortunes, Ford appeared to become enraged and then, to the horror of onlookers, he launched himself at the man, knocked him to the floor and shouted "How dare you come here like this? Who do think you are to talk to me this way?" before storming out of the room. However, as the shaken old man left the building, Frank Baker saw Ford's business manager Fred Totman meet him at the door, where he handed the man a cheque for $1,000 and instructed Ford's chauffeur to drive him home. There, an ambulance was waiting to take the man's wife to the hospital where a specialist, flown in from San Francisco at Ford's expense, performed the operation. Sometime later, Ford purchased a house for the couple and pensioned them for life. When Baker related the story to Francis Ford, he declared it the key to his brother's personality: "
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"The rest of pictures are in my collection of cinema-tv pics but I don't have the slightest idea of which film do they come from."
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No. 40788
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This is probably the best movie I've ever seen. If it wasn't for my dry eyes, I'd have cried.
Not only is the story of a sickly, young priest struggling with his health, faith and parish really gripping, the acting is also superb. The main character acts just like someone who has problems with his stomach and barely eats to get away from the pain. A thing I sadly know from experience.

I like this movie immensely because of how every line in it carries immense weight, how no scene is superfluous and how it's so aesthetically cohesive. As a layman, I boldly proclaim that this is what a masterpiece looks like.
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No. 40790
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>>40788
Ah I was curious about the "another terrible night" picture you posted before. Thank you for the reference. I'm sorry about your stomach pains. You made me remember Padre Pio, Padre Pio had lots of bad health.
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No. 40794
>>40785
First is from Starship Troopers, a Paul Veerhoeven film adaptation of a novel by Robert Heinlein. Fun stuff, though it's one of those rare cases where the adaptation changes almost everything because it hates the source material. They're almost apples and oranges.
Third, I have no clue but I know it's from Kamen Rider, but that's had a lot of series. Looks like an early one, dunno.
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No. 40810
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>>40794
thank you! I renamed the pics you mentioned with your info

what about this one? :D
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No. 40811
>>40794
Kamen Rider Black or Black RX.
t. was a tokufag some years ago
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No. 40812
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Guess I'll post a couple of random screencaps as well, '00s Japanese Movies Edition

>>40810
Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqoLPPlHPPs
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No. 40816
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>>40785
The last pic is not from the movie but from the Russian comedy show called Kalambur. That particular pic is from its funniest (or the only funny one?) segment called The Village of Fools.
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No. 40818
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I watched Youth today. While dramaturgically and in the way it was filmed and cut this is like a solid Hollywood movie, but it's the setting which makes it really interesting. It's a 2017 Chinese coming of age drama/war movie about a dance/art troupe in the People's Army during the 70ies cultural revolution period. So we follow the young protagonists through their early phase of life with their troubles and then expierience how they are dragged into the Sino-Vietnamnese war and afterwards get a short vision into struggle with the changes brought upon by Deng.
Very recommendable. It's on youtube with English subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v11pI5fTJDE
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No. 40823
>>40817
Oh right, it is. It's only a Russian-language show, not actually Russian.
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No. 40824
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https://youtu.be/vzVL6KXzfHs

in case anybody wonder, it's all on youtube. I don't think you need to know language to understand it.
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No. 40825
>>40824
Oh forgot second "season"
https://youtu.be/uheQIOZ1Ge4
Dunno if all episodes tho.
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>>40812
I was convinced it was a dystopian film!
<3!
>>40816
>>40824
>>40825
<3!
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No. 40832
>>40812
>third pic
Is that Anno?
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No. 40837
>>40832
Yep, it's from Funky Forest: the First Contact. Weird as fuck movie, but I kinda liked it.
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Pretty decent comedy horror. There is not much plot, and what little plot there is it's mostly surreal, but there are quite a few funny moments. It's about a cemetery man Francesco Dellamorte who in addition to his regular job also has to kill zombies that resurrect in seven days after being buried. One day he meets a beautiful widow and falls in love with her, but she dies too. Afterwards he meets her again, but as another woman (or not?) and then once more, so he gets progressively confused and lost in a bizarre entanglement of Love and Death.
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No. 40920
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Yay, was announced new Смешарики episodes and they be in 2D again
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No. 40946
>>40920
Looking forward to it.
IMHO, 2D animation looks better in overall.
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There's been a bit of hype lately about this documentary lately, it just came out yesterday or so on Am*zon. It follows a couple of depressed channers, or rather somewhat prominent Twitter (ex-)channer guys. I guess you could call them "incels" to use a contemporary term.
Nothing much happens, they just talk about their life and walk around some scenery for the most part, and then there's a bit of a follow up, two years or so later, about what changed in their lives.
It's decently shot and edited, but overall rather mediocre, just doesn't really go anywhere much. Had something like that come out a few years earlier, it might've been more impressive, in fact there's the Gothic King Cobra doc which I found a lot more interesting, it also follows an outcast character, even if a somewhat different one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvhchxHUCA0
But I gotta admit the fat cowboy guy kinda cracks me up, the fact that he just walks around Texas dressed like that makes me happy, and you can tell the camera man or director really tried hard to get some nice shots with him (and they did). I could imagine a Midnight Cowboy reimagining starring that guy.
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No. 41189
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Watched Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow for maybe the 10th time. That movie is fucken kino. If you have even a passing interest in pulp tropes, do yourself a favour and watch it. It's glorious.
t. pulp fan
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  1. Irregular but nice! Has that B-film aroma, too, and is experimental in certain moments.
  2. nice! You can watch it here. My DVD copy looked better. It's a film from the POV of a general, it's nice!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMdMPfLV1y8

3. Ehhh I thought this film would be sordid and the like, but not, it's a spiritual film, nice, good film. I wanna watch more films from Bergman, it seems the one I watched years before sucked.
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No. 41211
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>>41210
P.S. fuck I should have watched Fortress in 2017, not now. For 2020 I have an anime, but I've seen first chapter and it's ok butttt
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>>41189
tell me about your definition of "pulp"

I'm more of a "B-film" concept, me "pulp" ignorant
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No. 41213
>>41212
Pulp is the literary equivalent of B-film. It's the cheap genre fiction of the mid 20th century, those little WW2 comics that you'd read as a kid (dunno if they're a thing in spain) and so on. They get the name from being printed on low-quality pulp paper.
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No. 41260
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>>41213
I understand. WW2 comics from that period from here have been always treated with respect. I think it might be because Spain is a poor country and in that times it was considered the "Cinema for the poor". I get your idea but my problem is that I usually have in better consideration B-flims than A-films.

https://gloria.tv/post/gXGr4kVzhdNJ6xRrgYTbD1TEC

Now for the film: it's interesting because I always say a Western is a kind of film that has more chances of producing good films. Why? Because they show lots of nature! And the same case with Christian films. Why? Because they can be radical and beautiful at the same time! Eat that, Yukio Mishima!

P.S. the actor appears in Aliens vs Predator, glorious
P.P.S. the actress that plays Santa Clara is so beautiful that it hurts
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No. 41265
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>>41260
Man, old war comics from Spain must be weird. Are the allies the bad guys in them? :-DDD
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No. 41267
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>>41265
the fascists won the war in Spain, and their legacy lives on. But since they did not want to provoke the allies it went that way:

Russians vs. Germans: the Germans are the good ones
USA vs. Japan: USA are the good ones.

anyway this comment is a fast sketch, I can't give you any exact data. As an example, in 1941 much probably any comic made in Spain depicted the Germans as the good ones.
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No. 41268
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>>41267
>hazañas bélicas

Good stuff
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No. 41300 Kontra
>>41268
Truly Spaniards have nothing but hate in their hearts. What a lowly people.
They're hermanos, even if they're a bunch of goofballs.
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No. 41444
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>>41300
Spain must be stopped from harming the world

Film: a bit boring, but it's OK
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>>41444
Now this is a beautiful film. You can watch it here. Pic is my DVD copy. Watched it in original or original with subtitles. I don't like to tell it but I don't like dubs. I always recall this:

"In Italy, dubbing is systematic, with a tradition going back to the 1930s in Rome, Milan, Florence and Turin. In Mussolini's fascist Italy, release of movies in foreign languages was banned for political reasons" Wikipedia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBOOwBQfsPg
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No. 41473
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I've watched The Tchekist by Rogozhkin, pretty solid movie - 8/10 would recommend.

>The film is set during the Russian Civil War in the period of the Red Terror. In a provincial Cheka (the All-Russian Emergency Commission for Combating Counter-Revolution and Sabotage) office in an unnamed small town, a routine bureaucratic work is taking place. Every day, a Cheka troika tribunal made of director Srubov and his assistants Pepel and Katz reads out a long list of all kinds of real and perceived counter-revolutionaries and class enemies. Those arrested are always immediately found guilty and the sentence, regardless of the accusation, gender and age of the person, is the same - to be shot.

>The terrible conveyor of death operates in the basement, overseen by Srubov: the prisoners are systematically taken out of their cell, ordered to undress, placed against the wall in fives, and shot, usually in the back of the head. Following the secret killings, the naked corpses are then dragged by feet through a special window in the cellar, loaded into a truck, and taken away, to forever disappear without a trace.

At some point, the repeated images of naked bodies being disposed of becomes somewhat tiring.

The monologues in which the characters try to justify their actions or explain why they're necessary are great. Cinematography is solid. And it really tickles my USSR autism.

I also like that the characters seem real and aren't overly vilified. At least some effort is placed into showing how people who would otherwise be normal can be instruments of terror.

Another nice touch is that the movie does start and ends in a short period of time, starting and ending with a series of executions. No effort is placed in explaining how things ended up as they are, or how the characters ended up in such situations. The world beyond the Cheka executions being carried out in a dingy basement isn't really shown - whatever scenes exist of the outside world are limited to the main character being shown doing different things in his day to day life in the hours he isn't overseeing a firing squad. There is also a nice dichotomy shown of the early soviet revolutionary project and the grim reality that is required (at least in the minds of the participants) to bring it into place.
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No. 41474
>>41446
>I don't like to tell it but I don't like dubs.
Finally, the only sane Spaniard. It really seems like Spanish audiences are really used to dubbing. Noteworthy that I associate certain cartoons with the Spanish language since Doraemon and a handful of others were broadcast here in your language.
Which also makes Spanish people sound like Doraemon
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No. 41488
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>>41473
Thank you for the review, seems really interesting
>>41474
I'm Catalan. Someone has to stop Spain. Pic 1 is Spain. I don't want to end up like this. Pic 2 is a reason why it is the way that it is. But Spain has been cursed for centuries.

Now for the film: I don't understand why this documentary won so many prizes. It's a normal documentary. It's a nice one but nothing spectacular.
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No. 41495
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I've watched White Sun of the Desert, 7.5/10 would recommend if you're interested in watching a western set in the Caspian Sea.

>Russian filmmaker Vladimir Motyl directs the popular action-adventure Beloye Solntse Pustyni (White Sun of the Desert), written by Valentin Yezhov and Rustam Ibragimbekov. During the Russian Civil War, a soldier named Sukhov (Anatoly Kuznetsov) wants to return home to his wife.

The best thing this movie is really the theme, being set in the outskirts of the Soviet Union just as the civil war ends. Otherwise it's just a western, not a bad one but it's certainly full of wacky cartoonish things. The movie's hero is comrade Sukhov, who is forced to stay in what are basically colonial holdings in order to prevent tragedies from unfolding. He just wants to go home but his white Russian burden forces him to stay. The movie has humorous scenes and lines, a bunch of them being adopted into popular Russian culture and apparently it's watched by cosmonauts before most space launches as a good luck ceremony.

>>41488
>But Spain has been cursed for centuries.
This is truer than reducing it to Franquismo, t. alternate timeline Spain
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No. 41497
>>41473
Interesting, you watiching late 80s-early90s movie. Movies from this period often very dark and started touching themes that before was forbidden. Not seen Chekist, but there was some movies based on bulgakov, also things like Беспредел... well better I link you here http://lurkmore.to/%D0%9F%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B5%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B5%D1%87%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B5_%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%BE there is sub-articles that have lists of movies from metioned period and thematic.

>>41474
Funny thing, that Russia is super depended on dub. Movies, games, TV series everything Dub here for the most part. Interestingly I belive japan had something like too, because I noted interesting feature: in japanise games often narrator voicing title of game in menu, it's same as often in Russian dub narrators do with movies always up to recent time when often actual logo translated. I interested, if Japanise also had this and now accept as normal that title always should be voice-overed.

>>41495
Interesting thing, I didn't watched this also. It's like "Ирония Судьбы или с Лёгким Паром" that for like 40 years shown everywhere on New Year, but I watched only parts of it. What russian/soviet movies you watched already?
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>>41497
Thanks to link, I haven't watched Беспредел but I have seen The Green Elephant. I've thought about watching Беспредел since 2013 Thanks to runet immigraniada to the infamous KC but I never actually did. I'll probably check it soon. Likewise with suggestions in the link, however my ability to do so will be limited by the availability of English subs. At least until I can actually understand a movie in Russian.

I've watched a few more half a dozen Russian movies. Brat was 10/10 and so was Leviathan, which I'd say is the best Russian movie I've watched. I've seen Теснота, which was pretty good too, 8/10. On my list of Russian movies I've seen are Ivan Vasilievich Changes Profession and Alexander Nevsky, both suggestions of a Russian on this board.
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No. 41503
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>>41498
>On my list of Russian movies I've seen are Ivan Vasilievich Changes Profession and Alexander Nevsky, both suggestions of a Russian on this board.
Oh it was me
>Leviathan
You may try watch Дурак or Географ Глобус Пропил. Also, on note of Чекист, maybe it is not super similar but stil a bit related - Место встречи изменить нельзя - 5 episode movie-series about post-WW2 Moscow anti-banditism group.
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I've been getting caught up with Better Call Saul and am at the end of Season 3. The show has been mentioned here before, so you don't need me to tell you it's good, but I'll do so anyway: It's really good.
The show focuses on character development over action, and it does this brilliantly. Even scenes in which very little happens are engaging. The actors are great, but just as important, they are given room to work. In one scene a character is walking away from a conversation, and stops multiple times to look back without saying a word. But how he exits matters, and the director took the time to show that. I think that's the best way to describe how Saul handles storytelling: the show takes it's time. Whether it's a slow exterior shot to establish setting and mood, or a scene which runs an extra 20 seconds-showing just one more frustrating phone call, or one more rifle shot into the air-Saul commits time to these details.
If you don't mind a leisurely pace, this one is worth watching.
Now on to season 4...

>>41446
>Now this is a beautiful film
Agreed. I loved the exterior shots of Malta.
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>>41518
I like how it slowly turns more and more into Breaking Bad. Can't wait for the 6th (and probably last) season.
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No. 41521
>>41519
Season 6 is confirmed to be the last one. I really like the show but that one action scene is simply embarrassing, I expected more from the creators of one of the best shows on television.
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No. 41523
>>41503
I keep meaning to watch Durak
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No. 41525
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As per in-threda suggestion, I finish Durak.

It's a nice movie, enjoyable. I guess it has some things I didn't really care for - mostly how hamfisted the exposing of the different levels of corruption is. It really doesn't leave much to the imagination.

I haven't read Dostoevsky's Idiot so literary comparisons will be limited in this review. The story of the movie itself is about a good hearted even if quixotic plumber who sees it as his obligation to save the residents of a crumbling commieblock and in doing so, the weakness and vile nature of the administration of the hellhole he lives in Russia is neglectful, corrupt and willing to sacrifice everyone besides their immediate selves to keep their position secure.

One ends up feeling empathy and even cheering our heroic Дурак on as he tries to save his fellow man and improve the world around him. A world that in his view is created by people not caring about others. This views of his is vindicated by how other characters in the movie behave, notably the administration who sees the commieblock dwellers as subhuman who would make the world better by disappearing.

Whatever bigger issues I'd have with the movie's seemingly black and white morality is solved in the final scenes.

>>41503
>Oh it was me
Noice :DD Sooner or later I'll watch more of these movies you've recommended.
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This documentary about the Mayor of Barcelona during Francoism is a pile of trash. It's badly directed. I spit on their grave.
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No. 41560
>>41521
>that one action scene is simply embarrassing

Which one? The one in the desert or the end of season 5? I found both pretty noice.
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No. 41564
>>41525
With Дурак I guess story a bit more relatable inside russia because problem of "nobody care about anyone" is one of the most big ones, same as also actual life in collapsing building. Espessialy it was on edge with all this recent "moscow renovation" story that happened couple of years ago.
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>>41564
Also
>Noice :DD Sooner or later I'll watch more of these movies you've recommended.
It's awesome to hear foreign person opinion, because it's very rare when someone outside post-USSR watching all this movies :D
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No. 41570
Watched The Jesus Rolls. Thought it'd be a fun movie because of the tie-in to The Big Lebowski, but it's an incoheisve, charmless mess of a movie.
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No. 41575
>>41565
Added Кин-дза-дза! to my letterboxd watchlist, thx.
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>>41575
It a nice movie. Classic, a bit of cult thing even.
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>>41497
I've never seen a film with overdub. Perhaps is nice, at least you can listen to the stuff below.

In the Henry VHS dub I watched, it was OK but it felt so... So monotone...

Pic is a nice film I watched some time ago
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No. 41649
>>41560
The second one. If you think about everything everyone did just for a second you will realise how incredibly dumb it is on multiple levels.
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>>41564
Finished Географ Глобус Пропил. 9/10, a pretty solid movie. It's quintessentially Russian, even featuring a self flagellation scene.

I don't even want to write much about it, since spoiling how the plot goes would sort of ruin it. But, it is a pretty interesting window into Russian fatalism soul and the scenery of Ural rivers is noice.
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My parents got a netflix trial so I've been mindlessly watching Mad Men, sometimes just letting it run in the background while I do something else. That's really a first for me, I used to look down on people who do this since I watched stuff with full concentration, taking screen caps etc., not sure how to feel about this. The way Netflix works with automatically starting the next episode does kind of force you into that sort of behavior I guess.
The series itself is pretty decent, although there tends to be a bit too much relationship drama. Unsurprisingly as some of the same makers are involved, it reminds me of The Sopranos.
Also the Netflix movie selection is even worse than I expected it to be, so far I've only watched Gantz O, which is an okay 3D animated adaptation of the Gantz manga, but doesn't really work as a standalone movie, it only adapts one arc of the manga, but it's too short and doesn't provide the necessary context if you haven't read the manga, so I can't really recommend it. Btw, I suppose it could make a pretty good setting for a video game.

>>41473
This looks really good, will put this on my watchlist. Since you seem to be into Russian movies, I can recommend DMB/Demobbed (2000), it's a surreal comedy about the compulsory draft in Russia, really fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0EMeT1MDn0

>>41575
>letterboxd
What's your @ if you don't mind me adding you?
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I've heard very good things about Granada TV* documentary series on the Spanish Civil War. I'm watching the first episode now.

Good style and cinematography, but that's all I can say so far. It's all on Youtube, btw:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7S9XcDMkdA

*What a weird name for a British studio. Even weirder to see it tagged "from the north"
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No. 41797
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How is Babylon 5? I heard it's good but that it's like DS9 where it gets better in the later seasons. Has it aged well?
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More good stuff.

BTW I'm watching Coffee and Cigarrettes... And... Do I have to finish it? Because it's an immense bore. What is the purpose, really? What the fuck is fascinating with people making kinda inane conversations? And the coffee looks like shit!
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No. 41810
>>41806
I only watched a small part of C&C, couldn't keep an as well, dunno, I liked some Jarmusch movies. Stranger Than Paradise and Broken Flowers especially, Limits of Control has nice cinematography but I did not "get" it.
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No. 41811
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>>41674
Glad you liked it. I like sometimes personality of Константин Хабенский, even thought his overall movie career mostly include mediocre stuff - in many ways because most of what made today in russia is mediocre at best but still.
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>>41754
>*What a weird name for a British studio. Even weirder to see it tagged "from the north"

Don't worry, lad. You'll be watching Corrie in no time.

>>41797
It captures that 90s sci-fi charm perfectly so I would recommend it. The CGI will even remind you of cut-scenes from 90s computer games.

True that it starts slow as it needs to set up all the pieces but there's still good early episodes. Give it till the end of season 2 at least.
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No. 41813
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Watched Bespredel, 7/10. I was expecting a goofy meme Russian movie, but it was actually nice. Very enjoyable movie about Russian prison life, with undertones about revolution and the inevitability of social stratification. There was something missing from the movie, I'm not sure what though. A lot of the characters do seem to blend together into an amorphous mass, but I assume that was part of the idea. I guess it's due to how short the movie feels, but I'm not sure. I guess it would have been portrayed as a mini-series, a lot of subplots seem to be rushed through.

The subtitles I watched it with had a bunch of *Translator note's, to explain what different prison slang terms meant but I already knew half of them due to runet influences in a previous imageboard which shall not be named.

>>41811
>in many ways because most of what made today in russia is mediocre at best but still
At least it isn't Portuguese :DD
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No. 41814
84 kB, 783 × 600
>>41813
Well, Беспредел main focus was how perestroika and general changes of society in late 80s affected soviet prison life. How old rules crumbles into this type of anarchy. In many ways it's also allegory on happenings in society in general, since it's now hard to imagine Russia in general as metaphorical prison.

Also, there was Сергей Гармаш's small benis :----DDDDD

You can try watch much older, early 70s Джентльмены Удачи for compleatly different, naive representation of prison and it's inhabits combined with general comedy-adventure plot.
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No. 41816
>>41814
I'm gonna watch Брат 2 next, since that has been waiting for too long. After this, I'll check out that anti-banditism mini-series you linked.
Thanks for your suggestions, in time I will get to all.
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No. 42026
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  1. Watched when a child, didn't remember almost anything but I watch it now and I thought it'd look more dated. I laughed many times. A pleasant surprise.
  2. Too much "muh democracy" but I liked it. Curious to hear how there's a bit of echo in the sound.
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No. 42028
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Very ebin fantasy/action about immortal swordsmen fighting it out battle royale style in 80s NY. Surprisingly good cinematography & really memorable cast.
Somehow it felt very anime-ish, and lo and behold there's apparently an anime adaptation as well. Also I'm pretty sure it was one of the main inspirations behind the whole Fate VN/anime franchise, and surprisingly I didn't find anybody making this connection before, unless there's some common influence for both I'm missing.
oot in the works for several years, but it seems to be stuck in prodcution hell. Well, it would probably turn out inferior anyways.
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No. 42031
>>42026
Chaplin's films aged well. They tended to go with such 'pure' concepts that are quite timeless, and the lack of dialogue in most of them means that the humour itself is also largely limited to slapstick which is again pretty timeless.
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No. 42043
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>>42031
Yeah but some of the slapstick elements had a kind of particular dynamism that I found very alive and precise. Perhaps it's the type of video, I don't know. I'm not an expert
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No. 42044
5 kB, 608 × 284
>>42031
(actually I wanted to upload a picture with the name "nerd", when talking about me. I lost the rhythm)
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No. 42052
55 kB, 442 × 600
Meh

But nice acting.

Moral of the story? HK police is corrupt!

BTW there is a white British IRL which is boss of HK riot police. Apply him the Lord Haw Haw treatment
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No. 42069
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Watched 3 movies that was united by it's director, Terrence Vance Gilliam into "trilogy" about fantasies and world of imagenation vs. reality. Well, reality itself was twisted in one way or another in all of this movies. While first movie lacked a budget there and there - all others really had money they needed. I bet that everbody seen them and I should not write a wall of text about any of them, but in case if you not I can strongly recommend. They can be described as "psyhological adventures" if this description makes any sence for you.
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No. 42071 Kontra
>>42052
I remember watching that one as teen, same impression. It has one good scene but I cannot remember it atm.
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No. 42101
293 kB, 1000 × 1869
Another masterpiece.

Man what a collection I did while buying ultra cheap DVD for charity
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No. 42105
>>41754
Having finished the series, I can highly recommend it if you have no significant knowledge of the Spanish Civil War. The best parts are the interviews with survivors of the war - the documentary was made in the 70s, so most participants were still alive.

If I can fault it for anything, it tries too hard to paint a picture of the Republicans as the good guys. It acknowledges up-front that massive atrocities were committed by both sides, but every time a Republican atrocity is brought up, it's usually with an asterisk and an explanation that tries to make it seem like an unfortunate exception, rather than part of a regular pattern.

Another example: Nationalists can't say that they were genuinely motivated by horror at church burnings without the narrator popping in to say that, in fact, many devout Basques backed the Republicans, so the Nationalists are hypocrites to call the war a crusade. But actual communists are allowed to prattle on about the glorious revolution and their righteous cause without any snide editing about the violent purges of their fellow leftists, or the fact that many Falangists believed deeply in workers rights and land reform...

Cases like this aren't a huge part of the series, and are easy to overlook. But I really don't like it when series producers push an agenda, however slight, when they sell their work on its fairness and impartiality.
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No. 42123
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Listening to Henry soundtrack

>>42105
Was talking the other day about the issue focusing about Frederic Escofet.

In Catalonia President Companys committed very important errors

https://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederic_Escofet_i_Alsina#La_viol%C3%A8ncia_a_la_rereguarda

(Catalan)
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No. 42134
94 kB, 474 × 405
It's curious.

I had a friend which was obsessed with OST. He listened to some of them over and over and over. I did not like the idea.

Years later I realize it's my case, too. Today I've listened "Henry: portrait of a serial Killer" OST like four times.

Other OST I've listened to many times? Yes, indeed. I have listened to many OST like 30 times each, at a bare minimum. I can't play a single time more the Apocalypse Now soundtrack, which is the absolute record. It's charred in my brain. This one I might have listened to during my life like 200 times minimum.
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No. 42162
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It's passable but I like Max Von Sydow. Without wanting it, I came across a Max Von Sydow trio: The Norwegian film, the Bergman one, and this one. This is the worst. But It's not a bad film: it's a normal one.
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No. 42165 Kontra
>>42162
>like Max Von Sydow
You should watch Flash Gordon
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No. 42166
>>42165
1980 remake is awesome movie, one of personal favorites.
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No. 42168
>>42166
It is isn't it.
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No. 42171
>>42168
And why
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No. 42194
267 kB, 1500 × 1282
>>42166
Don't remember, I'll watch it again one day. I recall it being poppy.

Thx

pic is another Flash Gordon, from the 30s. Dated :|
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No. 42195
114 kB, 390 × 572
>>42171
Well this other one. As you can see from previous post, Henry keeps chasing me.
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No. 42196
>>42194
It's awesome nod to classic 1930s pulp stuff created with more modern tech and a bit of irony, however quite nice "wierd" techfantasy on it's own. Prehaps, it's don't liked by people what wanted "serious science fiction" and when they seen this absurd world in etheric space they driven off from it. I love this type of fantasy stuff, good refreshment from "hard science fiction" and another generic fantasy with elves and shit.
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No. 42216
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>>42196
Yeah I completely understand. I tend to think in a similar way, because graphism and innovation are essential to me.

It's curious how nowadays there's a cyberpunk trend which seems quite the rehash of the old cyberpunk. Perhaps the new Blade Runner had something kinda new in the visual section, but I haven't watched the film.

P.S. fuck elves and dragons
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No. 42218
>>42216
>It's curious how nowadays there's a cyberpunk trend which seems quite the rehash of the old cyberpunk. Perhaps the new Blade Runner had something kinda new in the visual section, but I haven't watched the film.
Well, it is just splash of 1-2 adverised products, no more.

>P.S. fuck elves and dragons
I'd love to fuck elf or a dragon
There nothing bad in classic high fantasy and science fiction, I more poiting at people who not accept anything beyond known clishe, looking at some new concept, saying "it's wierd" or "it's dumb" and claiming it "bad".
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No. 42223
265 kB, 1055 × 704
>>42218
indeed

Now another film. Well, repetitive, sometimes ridiculous, nice cheap analog synth OST, nice visuals, nice acting. 1976. Veredict: will sell or give to charity.
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No. 42290
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Well, I expected better, to be honest. Despite what critics and the like say, the movie wasn't "intelligent" much, just a mediocre cosmic horror story (the plot is basically Lovecraft's "The Colour Out of Space") desperately trying and failing to be a Tarkovsky film, and the deepest question that it raised is "OMG, why are we humans so self-destructive?". The only things I liked are visuals (they appeal to me for some reason) and maybe the soundtrack in the culmination of the movie (spooky electronics, reminded me a bit of Autechre in Aronofsky's Pi). Also, the positive thing of the movie putting up a pretense that it's smarter than it really is is that the horror is subdued and not consisted of jumpscares and gore (although both are present), but instead works by creating an unnerving atmosphere (how successful it is is another question, though). Overall, nice entertainment for a couple of hours, but nothing more.
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No. 42293
>>42290
On one hand I like how not everything is explained. On the other I was disappointed. The end was better then I expected though even if it was disappointing. I'm not a fan of "magic" in science fiction but then it probably wasn't a sci-fi movie either.
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No. 42294
>>42290
I've only read the book it's based on but it was pretty bad, the author was going for some feeling of deep mystery but he didn't have the skill to pull it off. Unless he was going for an obvious metaphor of cancer in which case it's even worse.
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No. 42296
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I finished Brat 2 and it really isn't all that good. Don't get me wrong it's an enjoyable movie and I liked watching but it's just so goofy at some many points.

The plot is that Danila find himself having to go to America to deal with an evil American who does evil things (including but not limited to: filming snuff and rape videos in Russia and selling them in the US). Most of the movie is about his hijinks in America and dealing with being in this bizarre land. The movie has a weird theme in which it tries to bring across what it means to love one's country and how America isn't so great.

I'm not even sure what the message one is really meant to take home but it seems to be that money and wealth don't make a country great and that people who are lured with the promise of the American dream end in suffering.

In his adventures to track down the evil American, Danila befriends a prostitute who is bullied by her pimp and then Danila kills said pimp - freeing the girl and in the end bringing her back to Russia. His given reason for doing this is because she's a Russian and Russians don't abandon each other.

He also fucks a Russian pop star early on, but that doesn't really fit into the plot and I'm not sure why it was even added. There are lot of superfluous elements that I don't really understand. I guess the central point is that Russians shouldn't idolize America, I think.

Overall it is pretty fun to watch but it's sadly really not like the first one that had a far more serious tone. This one is a very silly spinoff. It feels like a "America may have money -- but Russian have soul!" message marketed for Russians.
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No. 42300
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Last and First Men, a black/white artsy SF film by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. Based on a 1930s sci-fi novel called Last and First Men: A Story of the Near and Far Future
According to wiki "A work of unprecedented scale in the genre, it describes the history of humanity from the present onwards across two billion years and eighteen distinct human species, of which our own is the first(...)"

The film is narrated by Tilda Swinton speaking to us from 2,000,000,000 A.D and features many more or less forgotten brutalist monuments and sculptures built in former socialist Yugoslavia.
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No. 42301
>>42296
I'll have to watch it. Honestly I think that being an American would probably make this movie either interesting or more likely unintentionally hilarious to watch, like probably they think when watching movies or video games of the Evil Russian in them, although sometimes like C&C it is intentionally tongue in cheek and meant to be over the top not taken seriously the way this so sounds like.
>with an evil American who does evil things (including but not limited to: filming snuff and rape videos in Russia and selling them in the US)
Ehh there's probably a hell of a lot more truth to this than you realize but they left out one crucial thing: it is usually the Russians themselves who are selling these kinds of things to us. Or however many percent of modern Russian organized crime is actually ethnic Rus as opposed to Jews and Armenians.

Really I think that if Russia wants to talk about this stuff they should start by dealing with their own intelligence network and its ties to their own organized crime that is producing and selling CP to Wecterners. It's not exactly a secret that this is happening and has been happening for quite awhile and it wouldnt surprise me if Trump is compromised somehow by it, or that many of our and other politicians are similarly compromised by CIA/MI6/MOSSAD or whichever other glowing networks.
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No. 42305
>>42300
Based on the book by Olaf Stapledon? Didn't like the book much, its concept was interesting, but the realization wasn't to my taste. It just felt that the author had lots of cool ideas and wanted to shove as much of them into the book as possible, but then he figured that it would be too damn long, so he shortened it considerably leaving only several of those ideas which he liked the most.

It's curious that they've decided to make a movie based on it, though. I believed that the book is pretty much unadaptable to the screen due to its structure. I'm guessing that they did it kinda like a documentary?
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No. 42306
>>42296
Never watched not first one, not second. Brat, Bumer, Brigada, I don't like all this "criminal dramma" with criminals as main heroes, Russia already live by prison laws as country, and I see in hell when this bydlo gopnik trash glorified.
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No. 42310
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>>42306
Bummer doesn't glorify criminals at all and I don't think the first Brat does either. The second certainly does. I didn't watch Brigada past the second episode due to not finding a good version with subtitles but still. Just because bydlo like something doesn't mean it's bad
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No. 42312
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>>42310
Well, it's more and more glorified criminal way of life from already affected by it young people in early 00s. Even if there messages about how shit this life to live, people with not long minds accepting this as "right" way to live. To this day goverment, police, buisness, god chunk of simple citisents thinks that this "laws of prison" is unspoken laws of existance in gussia. And this become portrait of russia and even slaws in general. One of reasons we can't have nice things.
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No. 42313
>>42312
Also well if you want content like this, there was TV show "Criminal russia" that told about real stuff, horrible crimes and investigation. Watch some episodes from 90s, they full of hard shit inclyding slavery, rape and abuse, mass murders, child drug addiction etc.
Here is full playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa2uCo05y2ZeYNhz-U3lNZYBPBqqV-D1Z
After Putin conquered and destroyed old NTV in 00s it become kind of less hard, but still, can be entertaining.

Basicly 90s russia theme song
https://youtu.be/q0Q2FgtX1ak
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No. 42314
Call me an idiot, but I'm actually enjoying a TV show called Community quite a bit. It's stupid, absurd and sometimes grotesque, but the amount of stupidity rarely exceeds critical levels, and sometimes the writers actually come up with something subtle and clever, at least by the standards of the sitcom genre. The genre deconstruction/parodies are probably the best episodes.

I was never a fan of comedy, especially this type, but during the quarantine I suppose I got into it. Also, Alison Brie used to be very cute.
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No. 42315
>>42305
>Based on the book by Olaf Stapledon?
Yes.

>the book is pretty much unadaptable to the screen due to its structure. I'm guessing that they did it kinda like a documentary?

It's not anything conventional I would know a name for, it's just the narrating voice reading written text (passages from the book I assume) and a series of barely moving camera perspectives showing details of mentioned sculptures/monuments and landscapes in b/w.

I think it could also be called "Reflections on human life" or "Meditations on Brittleness of Being" or something like that, if it wasn't named after te book. It shows that the director is a composer imho.
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No. 42316
>>42314
It's kind of all this "students" TV shows? Like... Big Bang Theor and Универ
Never watched any of them.
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No. 42317
>>42313
Will watch this once my Russian becomes better. Russophillia is a cruel mistress.
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No. 42318
>>42316
>Big Bang Theor
Eh, I watched a couple episodes many years ago, I found it stupid as hell and the laugh track put me off completely.
>Универ
Never watched it.

So, not really I suppose? It's not The Wire, that's for sure.
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No. 42319
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>>42300
wow

Well, not a good film. It could have been. But it wasn't. Much better the newer one
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No. 42387
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Tobe Hooper, ppl

1977

what else... It's not a great film but has many virtues. The lightning is a disaster, varied acting, non-existent development, but it's nice! Ah, the soundtrack a must! Nightmare!
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No. 42388
>>42387
oops sorry the name of the film is "Eaten Alive". Normally I get pics of the original release but it's that I like the DVD producers:

https://lacasadelcineparatodos.com/ You can go to their shop and buy the whole collection. Insane deals in their physical shop. Three films for 5 euros. The Fulci one, the zombies one with Dolph Lundgren or Jean Claude Van Damme don't remember and this one for five euros, ppl

(tired of using google) https://www.openstreetmap.org/search?query=Travessera%20de%20Gr%C3%A0cia%2C%20162-172%2C%2008012%20Barcelona#map=19/41.40137/2.15769

spoilerama following courtesy of Cristian Farias and Mortician ->
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB-rWZS-uGY
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No. 42419
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I thought this had to be a parody edit at first but apparently it’s real
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No. 42427
143 kB, 350 × 520
>>42388
Nice but ends up being kinda soulless. Veredict: get the fuck of my house, DVD!
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No. 42428
>>42419
God people are fucking idiots.
>durr hurr the protoganist is a woman I don't like an incredibly violent movie about social overthrow, war, and politics anymore
Well at least the male bydlo somewhat surprised me but I always thought Das Boot was a little overrated.
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No. 42431
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Slow in the beginning, interesting in the middle, and quite disappointing at the end. Mental illness is a difficult topic for a lot of films and I feel like the writers didn't pull it off at all. But the main actress did an amazing job, her portrayal of the character felt very real to me. Perhaps she should stick with acting and not writing, though.

Alison Brie is still extremely cute at the age of 37
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No. 42436
>>42428
Take your PMS meds, Ernestine.
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No. 42444
>>42436
k*hl tier
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No. 42450
124 kB, 470 × 246
>>42419
I don't trust IMDB ratings in certain aspects. I refuse to believe there is such a difference in Paths of Glory and the Western one.
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No. 42465
So, I found out that you can easily stream video via discord.

Would any Ernsts be interested in having a movie night? Suggestions for the movie are welcome.
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No. 42468
>>42450
I guess it kind of makes sense. When was the last time you heard a woman talk about Das Boot, anyway? But yeah it does appear very cartoonish.
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No. 42469
>>42465
I have literally never used discord. I don't have to sign up for a stream do I? I remember movie nights with ernst being fun.
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No. 42473
>>42469
It's not tied to anything else, you just make a discord account.
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No. 42474
>>42465
I'm not opposed to the idea but how does that work? Do people just watch the film at the same time and sometimes type in chat?
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No. 42499
102 kB, 388 × 504
>>42468
No, I agree with Das Boot, is a male film I guess. But Westerns? A woman cannot give a bad score to a Western lol

Now for the film: "The American Way" with Dennis Hooper! Hey it's a subversive film with a beautiful premise, which is a Psyop team from the Vietnam war gets rogue and terrorizes the TV network with its content! The film is good! Yay victory!
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No. 42500
>>42474
>>42469
Wow a u from 2009

Without jokes tho, Discord is like Skype or MSN but bettr, more modern with more functions. You can create group here, have hell lot of text and voice channels, also stream videos, yes. It can replace whole EC technically
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No. 42501
>>42500
>also stream videos
I heard people have streamed some video over radio, why not use that?
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No. 42502
53 kB, 630 × 630
>>42500
but it's gayer and YOBA

very YOBA

Weyland Yutani Internet Services
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No. 42503
>>42500
>It can replace whole EC technically
Talks about Discord must be halted lest we end with a dead imageboard and an hyperactive cesspool of Discord shitposting. What a horrifying thought.
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No. 42504
>>42503
I can testify that this prognosis is correct based on what happened to magyarchan thanks to its IRC channel.
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No. 42508
>>42500
I know what Discord is, my friends and I use it when we play videogames together and for general chat. I just wasn't sure about the concept of watching a film together on the internet. Like, do we use voicechat and just be awkwardly silent for most of it?
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No. 42511
>>42508
We can use synchtube or whatever the synchtube alternative is these days.
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No. 42512
>>42500
I have literally zero reason to use discord. Why on earth would I ever use it?
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No. 42535
>>42512
Well you can still sit in IRC but discord is just more usefull tool instead of old forums and most imageboards. I spend there more time than in regular internet since there most of activity from specific groups I interested in - like ScummVM devemopment, Morrowind Modding community and project tamriel/tamriel rebuilt/opnTESArena projects etc., projects of different emulators, might and magic groups etc - small but realively active communities in quite comofortable format. I'm shure you'll find something for yourself too - currently eberything have Discord group.

>>42508
Well, usually when people watch moves like that yea, it's kind of like watching stream, if you know what I mean. People watching, typing in chat. Instead of discord you may try synchtube - it have ability to play stuff from google drive for example, however it requre separate script for it in browser.

>>42503
Nah, I was joking more or less. I don't think theoretical EC group will end like shitposting, but EC is good as it is, it's quite unique place in internet.
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No. 42542
I shied away from Synchtube because I wasn't too keen on installing the third party script. Seemed suspicious to me.

But if everyone is OK with it, it'd be better than Discord. I'm also wary of establishing a parallel EC community.
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No. 42555
>>42542
>synchtube
>installing 3rd party script
u wot m8, channels don't require 3rd party scripts by default
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No. 42556
>>42555
You need script to watch something from google drive, and it requre skript that requres greasemonkey for your browser, and he kind of scared of things like that.
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No. 42557
>>42556
Eh, I usually use online available videos.
>but you can't watch movies
No you can :DDDDDDDD
Just use some mp4 link from online-cinemas.
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No. 42558
>>42557
Oh you can do that? Funny
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No. 42559
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I finished How I Ended Last Summer, the movie is about an experienced meteorologist and a summer intern in an arctic weather station. Their relationship worsens and things start becoming more chaotic.

The one downside to this movie is really how many slow and empty scenes there are, like the arctic itself :DD I understand they are necessary to convey a specific feeling but my God are they are just mind numbing at some point - after the 5th scene of a solid 30 second still footage of someone walking in a frozen waste it becomes pretty tiring.

Didn't quite like it, but the movie was beautiful in its own way.
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No. 42560
>>42559
>Как я провёл этим летом
Как я закончил это лето? maybe..? Dunno how to best translate meaning, but "Как я провёл этим летом" is direct translation from english construction, which here asks for additional word
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No. 42561
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>>42560
..oh shit it's official translated title, crap, lol. God bless our localisators
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No. 42622
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Got kinda tired of Japanese cartoons, so I decided to give Murrican ones a go instead, in particular classic Disney and Warner Bros. ones. While I was more or less familiar with Disney oldies (I remember watching shorts on a rented cassette about Goofy trying different sports; there was also Skeleton Dance on that cassette, and it really spooked me at first (I was about five years old then), but then it became one of my favorites), Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies passed me by for some reason, although I knew about it through its spin-off of sorts Tiny Toon (both animated series and videogames on NES and Megadrive). Now I watched some of them and they're fucking awesome! They aren't really children cartoons: there is some dark humor, culture references and quite a lot of violence (bloodless one of course, like in Tom and Jerry) and no educational/moralizing bullshit. And in my opinion the best kind of cartoons is the ones that you can enjoy regardless of your age.

There is a problem though. There are tons of them, and I don't think that I'm gonna download them all (the torrents for Looney Tunes are about 500 Gb or so). Perhaps Ernst has some favorite classic short cartoons that he can recommend? Not necessary from WB, other studios like Disney and MGM are fine as well (except Tom and Jerry — it's probably my favorite cartoon ever and I watched the ones from Hannah-Barbera era like a thousand times, so I don't think that you can recommend me something that I don't already know and love).