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Re: Film Flam
« Reply #180 on: April 09, 2010, 05:42:32 am »
Is there anything good coming out this year?
The Expendables looks like it is going to be unbelievably awesome or unbelievably shitty. It could go either way.

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Re: Film Flam
« Reply #181 on: April 09, 2010, 06:00:04 am »
Favorite movie of all time: Baron Von Munchausen. 

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Re: Film Flam
« Reply #182 on: April 09, 2010, 07:09:53 am »
Is there anything good coming out this year?

I dunno. Still trying to wrap my head around "Eraser Head."
Its about the dangers of unplanned pregnancy and a vehicle for david lynches depravity. Mystery solved.

I think that movie is more about Despair, and Philadelphia.
I don't really get Depravity from Lynch.

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Re: Film Flam
« Reply #183 on: April 09, 2010, 10:59:18 am »
Is there anything good coming out this year?

Iron Man 2, if you liked the first one.

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Re: Film Flam
« Reply #184 on: April 09, 2010, 11:37:03 am »
Is there anything good coming out this year?

I dunno. Still trying to wrap my head around "Eraser Head."
Its about the dangers of unplanned pregnancy and a vehicle for david lynches depravity. Mystery solved.

I think that movie is more about Despair, and Philadelphia.
I don't really get Depravity from Lynch.
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Sexual metaphor and analogues
Fear and the divide between males and females and the difficulty to relate
Fears that many parents towards their newborns, including the slight resentment for the demands placed upon them.
Its overall feel is despair, alienation and failure but the specific metaphor used to drive the film is pretty straightforward sexually related stuff.
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« Reply #185 on: April 14, 2010, 07:23:57 pm »
Is there anything good coming out this year?

I know it's not "this year" but this is really exciting news for me.  Martin Scorcese's next project is adapting the children's book The Invention of Hugo Cabret.  He's doing it in 3D as well, completely of his own accord with no studio pressure.  It'll be the kind of 3D where it's shot in the format (Avatar) as opposed to later adapted (Alice in Wonderland).  The prospect of Scorcese taking on 3D is cool, I'd like to see how he does it.

The book itself is a really wonderful children's novel.  To those spags who have kids I highly recommend it.  The writer is Brian Selznick, who is either son or grandson to the great David O Selznick.  It won the 2008 Caldecott Medal and it's unbelievably visually stunning.  Hugo Cabret is an orphan who lives in a Paris train station in the 30's winding the clocks and stealing for food.  He finds a clockwork automaton that he tries to get working again.  The story is told alternating between prose and beautiful pencil work.  I thought the concept was great because the art isn't illustration, it's as important to driving the story forward as the words themselves.

I also think 2010 is the year a couple Michael Chabon novels get adapted.  The Coen Brothers are coming out with his Yiddish Policemen's Union (a detective story in an alternate history where Israel was never founded and the Jews settled in Alaska, calling themselves the Frozen Chosen).  Again a great fit between story and directors.

The guy who directed The Hours and a few other pretty highly acclaimed movies (none of which I've seen) is tackling The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, which is ambitious to say the least.  I can only picture it as a sprawling epic like Gone With the Wind or Giant due to the length and depth of the novel (which has some of the more beautiful prose I've read).
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Re: Film Flam
« Reply #186 on: April 14, 2010, 07:30:22 pm »
Favorite movie of all time: Baron Von Munchausen. 

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Re: Film Flam
« Reply #187 on: April 14, 2010, 08:00:27 pm »
NOOOOOOOOOOOO

NOT THIS THREAD!!!  :crankey:
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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« Reply #188 on: April 14, 2010, 08:13:03 pm »
So Christopher gans is to make a film about the Fantômas character. He is basically the first bond villain, first guy to use an overly elaborate death trap and the like.
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Re: Film Flam
« Reply #189 on: April 14, 2010, 08:21:04 pm »
Faust, I didn't have time to mention in the last post to you specifically that I think you might find The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.  I'm not sure if you're familiar with it, but it takes place during the Golden Age of Comics.  The main characters follow a similar path that Simon and Schuster did with Superman.  Their lives are affected by the boom of comic books, then the comics code and the congressional hearings, as well as wider world factors like WWII.
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Re: Film Flam
« Reply #190 on: April 14, 2010, 08:30:08 pm »
THIS FREAD IS RAPING SMALL INNOCENT CHILDREN AND PUPPIES IN OUR VERY BACKYARD!!!!
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Re: Film Flam
« Reply #191 on: April 14, 2010, 08:32:04 pm »
Faust, I didn't have time to mention in the last post to you specifically that I think you might find The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.  I'm not sure if you're familiar with it, but it takes place during the Golden Age of Comics.  The main characters follow a similar path that Simon and Schuster did with Superman.  Their lives are affected by the boom of comic books, then the comics code and the congressional hearings, as well as wider world factors like WWII.

Thanks. I'll give that a look, I wonder will it end in a dark and gritty confused and aimless mess like superhero comics are now.
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Re: Film Flam
« Reply #192 on: April 22, 2010, 01:12:16 am »
Just watched La Dolce Vita. Its long but its style is amazing. This is the first Fellini film I've watched and I've always been sceptical of people hyping up a director a lot, but for him it may not be unfounded, unique stuff.
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Re: Film Flam
« Reply #193 on: April 22, 2010, 07:14:59 am »
Favorite movie of all time: Baron Von Munchausen. 

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And I, for one, want no part of it!

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Re: Film Flam
« Reply #194 on: April 22, 2010, 02:39:26 pm »
Recently I saw the movie Alice by Jan Svankmajer, which is a Czech adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, and its fucking phenomenal... dripping with symbolism, and its pure nightmare fuel. I only caught one overt reference to the soviet union, but I wouldnt be surprised if there are more.

Anyway:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd03-wm6DDM

this really is the best adaptation of Alice in Wonderland I've ever seen. (also inb4 Pedo)
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