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/film/ request

Does anyone know where I can watch La nuit fantastique? It isn't on thepiratebay and I really want to see it.
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TV series/movies for the evening

Do you enjoy watching TV series? My wife and I enjoy watching series or movies. I'm trying to find different series we will enjoy together. We are currently watching Sex education. We both like it. Any likewise recommendations?

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Donkey Kong

Enjoy the classic arcade game Donkey Kong. The princess has been kidnapped. Play as Mario - the hero who overcomes challenges to rescue her. https://donkey-kong.io

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Film video essay thread

What do you think of them, /film/?

Post ones you like

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Aussie Cinema General

What are your favourite australian movies?

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>Hi I'm Danbo

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American Psycho

I was watching American psycho and I thought to myself looking back this seems very generic type stuff I was wondering what your thoughts are on the movie

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Danny's Ordeal By Rob Ager

This video is by Collative Learning Rob Ager.


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cat films

best films with cats / based around cats / around cats?

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Leaving this place

I have relocated the board over at https://anon.cafe/film/

Come join there if you're sick of pictures getting deleted for no reason at all

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Where to even get these tings

Where the freak are you supposed to get really rare movies? I want to find Percevel le Gallois (1978) but I don't want to become famous first so they'll let me in the criterion closet. Where do you get your silly art movies if you can't get them from 1337, rarbg, kickass, the lot? And certainly not from physical media. Have you got it?

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where can I find the dune trailer?

I cannot find it anywhere :(

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What the hell happened to the bunker?

Please don't tell me it's gone. . .

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Warning for the coomers with shitflix account that the second season of LOVE DEATH ROBOT don't have one single tittie, in compensation there's a close-up of a giant cock that hangs on for while.

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Bond general.

Really, how stupid are the meme spreaders?

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Ghost Adventures 11


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Welcome to Letterboxd general. Post your Letterboxd profiles, follow others, call them pretentious assholes, and discuss movies.

What's everyone watching today, /lbg/?
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Films from other cultures

Away from hollywood, can anyone here give me some recommendations for good films from different places in the world?

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A Serbian Film

What does /film/ think of this? Is it just edgy shite?
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Any advice?

Hey /film/, Anyone in the same spot here?

>be 23 year old me

>Bussiness Developpment Manager at family owned consulting firm

>Good pay, get to boss around customers and be a lazy cunt

>boost the company's revenue

>father is ecstatic, wants to give me the commands in 10 years

>don't want to be shitty industrial managment consultant

>father gets GOAT idea and offers to pay more studies

>always pais studies on my own

>insists and wants me to chose, hoping for industrial managment shit

>gonna go for Ecole de la Cite Cinema et Television instead

Opinions /film/,do i let a bright future slip away and spend my last days in a ragged apartment just to do what i want or follow father's will and forget my selfish dream?

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so what do you guys think of this? did anyone see in in 3D?

i'm probably gonna watch it this week. gaspar is my one of favourite degenerate filmmakers. but i hope it's more than cheap sex scenes.

the LOVE poster reminds me of marilyn minter, a very cool artist. either she designed it or they ripped off her style.



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What are some right-wing (social) movies and documentaries? What are some of these /film/ endorsed movies? Bring it on!

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Thoughts on Lolita (1997) & (1962)?

Also anything similar?

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What are movies that they're shoot with 3-strip color camera before 1955?

Well say, If films are shot on a three-strip color camera, It's credited as Technicolor, or Photographed in Tecnicolor, etc. or if it's used by another color camera it'll be credited as Print by Technicolor.

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/meta/ - future of this board

I've been thinking about the purpose of this board. What is your opinion:

Do you think this should be a place to talk only about "high cinema", with words like "movie" or "director" forbidden (there are only "films" and "auteurs") with no "capeshits" and blockbusters and allowed,

Or, a place for discussion about every single film with no prejudices, as long it is a film and there is a discussion, not spamming pictures of Aiden Gillan. (there's >>>/tv/ for that)

Discuss, state your mind.
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Lost and Unobtainable Films

Excluding new releases, which films do you want to watch but cannot find?

I'm intrigued by Once, an allegorical dialogue-free feature that premiered at Cannes in 1974. The film could be fascinating or boring as hell, but the soundtrack of lo-fi ambient electronics would make it worthwhile to find out.


It's reasonable to assume the film still exists somewhere. Hopefully it becomes publicly available eventually.
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Hey, /tv/

Does anyone here know how I can find the book of concept art for Mad Max: Fury Road without ordering it over amazon? I've really wanted to get my hands on this book, but haven't found a single torrent with it. Anyone have a link to a torrent site that has it? Anyone got it uploaded?

The art looks really amazing, can't wait to read it.

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The list is helpful to get started on NOIR with plenty of great titles waiting. I've been working through the 250 films on and off for a few years, so why not discuss it here? I hope I'm not the only one interested in this style of filmmaking.


dips bedora
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I'll be dumping stuff from old archives, feel free to join.
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8chan Top 250 Films

Here we go! Submit your favorite /film/s for the 8chan Top 250. We'll use this thread to discuss films that should and should not be included. Generally we want the list to reflect the nature of this board, so let's try to avoid mainstream titles. If you liked a recommendation from an old thread, or if you have a new suggestion to add to the list, now is the time to speak up.



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Alt board

8kun has restored our board, but there are still plenty of problems here. It is slow and difficult to use. Many images are missing. I cannot change board settings. I can hardly even post.

Hopefully things will improve, but in the meantime we have an alternative. For the past few months https://julay.world/film/ has been the home for /film/. It's been a more stable place to use, so have a look if you didn't know about it.

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What film trackers are you on?
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Are there any film "critics" or journalists with insights that are worth anything?

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Searching for legit horror films

I just watched Begotten and I'm not sure if I liked it or hated it. It was definitely different! I loved the no dialog aspect and some of the visuals.

Anyone else have any recommendations like this flick?

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Chantal Akerman has passed away. I've only seen News from Home and Hotel Monterey but I appreciated her unique style, even if it required patience.



What's interesting about her personality is how she rejected the title of feminist film maker even though everyone wanted to put her in that box. Most obits you'll read today are quick to include that label in their descriptions of her. I remember hearing that she did not like doing "women's film festivals" and preferred regular festivals instead.

> I won't say I'm a feminist film-maker ... I'm not making women's films, I'm making Chantal Akerman's films. (London, 1979)

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Watch my short film

I made a short with my friends for the 48 hour film challenge (come up with an idea for a film and shoot it in 48 hours). And I want to know what you think.
If you have letterboxd you can rate it here

here's the film itself
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/fringe/ films

looking for films including matters pertaining to; Magic : Philosophy : Paranormal : Dreams : Religion : Occult : Symbolism : Aliens : Demons & Angels : Metaphysics : Conspiracy : Secret Societies : Mind Control : Morality & Ethics : Mysticism : Qualia : Psychic Abilities – Anything that is fringe in some respect

>inb4 The Holy Mountain or The Matrix
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Suggestion Needed

I need movie suggestions about Soviet-Afghan and/or Soviet-Chechen wars without propaganda or with least propaganda

help plox

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Meditative Films

Can /film/ recommend me some good slow-paced, meditative and spiritual кино for me to watch?

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ITT: Questions that don't deserve their own thread.

I thought this might be a good idea so that we don't crowd the catalog and that threads of a higher quality can remain more accessible for longer. I'll start... and I apologize because I know how vague this is going to be. A couple months back (and I think it was on this board) I saw a recommendation for a French film that was made in the last five years. It's most obvious characteristic was the intense, unusual camerawork; holding on strange angles and shaking violently at times. I saw a scene and all I remember is that it took place in the woods, with two characters maybe? That's all I have...

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Least favorite directors

ITT: Post your absolute least favorite directors.

I want to punch these motherfuckers right in the face.
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As an intro to David Lynch, should I watch Mulholland Drive or Blue Velvet?

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/film/ Resource Library

Since we have the ability at 8chan to upload pdfs, here's a thread for sharing interesting books, magazines, and articles related to film.

You can also link to databases and other online resources, such as the Media History Digital Library:


> We are a non-profit initiative dedicated to digitizing collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access. The project is supported by owners of materials who loan them for scanning, and donors who contribute funds to cover the cost of scanning. We have currently scanned over 1.3 million pages, and that number is growing.

> Our Collections feature Extensive Runs of several important trade papers and fan magazines.
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OK /film/, let's get this going with some posters
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Anyone know what happened to

HawkmenBlues blog, is there an alternative?

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New Releases

This thread should serve the purpose of the sharing and discussing of new and upcoming films. I'll start with the film November.

>In a Medieval Estonian village, a group of peasants use magic and folk remedies to survive the winter, and a young woman tries to get a young man to love her.

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Surf/Skate/Snowboard Kino

This seems like the appropriate place to post

also any extreme sports kino.

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Comment on the last film you watched.

Old one is too long already, and 3 years old >>6630

What was the last thing you watched, and what did you think of it?

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Video Art

I want to get into this. Are there any good websites to follow? Film festivals?

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Argentinian cinema.

Just made a chart and wanted to share it with you guys, i know it sucks aesthetically wise, but it gets to the point.

Also, general argentinian cinema thread.

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Sleezy Films

Films made fore the specific purpose of selling tickets through titillation. Not porn of any kind, but that kind slasher/giallo approach to sparking interest.

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Decadence, corruption, immorality

I'm in the mood of films that depict a decadent world with no morals, full of crooks and scumbags working only for self-benefit, the dregs of society, backstabbers, rotten apples, whores and maybe a few uncorrupted individuals dealing with the corrupted world around them. Have any recs?

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Post your /film/ related webm here!

OC is best … but share any clips that you find mindblowing, funny, bizarre, unique, etc.

I think the only limit imposed by the site is that files must be < 8 MB.
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Movies about sadism?

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Favorite Letterboxd lists? https://letterboxd.com/kailasha/list/oneiric-cinema/

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Stream Shill Thread

/nacht/ closes, then opens for /grim/, October 24

First, I'll run another Afterparty movie for the next session. While dependent on any delays in the /grim/ program, the 15 minute break should start around 0742 UTC (or 12:42 am Pacific), which puts the movie start at 0757 UTC (or 12:57 am Pacific). This movie will be Halloween III: Season of the Witch.

Because hardly anyone showed up for the first warm-up movie this week, I'm only running two this Saturday afternoon. I have a special feature in store for the last (handoff) bumper though!

All times UTC:

• 2200 - Music begins

• 2226 - The Shining (1980)

• 0105 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

• 0245 - Souper Spoopy Speshul Feeture!

including 15 minute breaks between all films.




Saturday, 2015/10/24 at 2200 UTC (3 pm Pacific, 6 pm Eastern).


This is just the opening act for >>>/grim/ and their Slasher Films presentation. You are highly encouraged to join them after we're done here.

Filling the chat with MST3K-style riffing and snarking about the films is not only allowed, it is expected.

Official threads at >>>/nacht/184 and >>>/grim/320

This is the >>>/grim/ announced line-up (with 15 minute breaks included):

Streams at: http://connectcast.tv/n1x_

1960/70's Counter Culture: 10/23/15

(no /nacht/ opener)

Night of The Living Dead - 20:00 PST (03:00)

Texas Chainsaw Massacre - 21:40 PST (UTC 04:40)

Shivers - 23:15 PST (UTC 06:15)

Slasher Films: 10/24/15

This is the show /nacht/ is opening for.

Halloween - 20:00 PST (03:00)

Friday the 13th - 22:40 PST (UTC 05:40)

Nightmare on Elm Street - 23:30 PST (UTC 06:30)

It was requested that I break this thread off from >>4180 and start new, so here goes.

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ITT great soundtracks
I know I've mentioned Drowning with Numbers recently since I watched it recently but damn it's got a hell of a soundtrack.
Have the Akira soundtrack as a bonus:
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Beautiful actresses pre 1980

How about top 10 actresses from films before 1980? I got a thing for Swede blondes but I did include a few black haired beauties. It all started when I was talking with a friend about how much more brautiful women were casted to bring works to life and capture our hearts and really make them classics. But after googling some women I remember fondly I found them to be pretty rat faced and disgusting. Also bonus points are seeing them at 80-90 years old and how sometimes beauty never fades or how plastic surgery and drugs really affects the elite. Anyways heres mine in order.

Bibi anderrson wild strawberries

Brigitte bardot Viva Maria

Claudia cardinale 8 1/2

Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at tiffanys

Ursula andress dr no

Britt ekland get carter

Claudette colbert it happenned one night

Katharine ross the graduate

Inger stevens hang em high

Julie christie Dr Zhivago

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Animated films

Does anyone here on /film/ think certain animated works are worthy topics of discussion? Work like pics related

or am I better off at /ani/?
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Films of the Third Reich

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/film/'s Viewing Habits

How many films do you watch per week? Per year?

Do you still go to the cinema?

Do you track your viewing on a website or spreadsheet?

Do you try to complete viewing lists and filmographies, or do you just watch random stuff?

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French Crime

There are a lot of great French crime films.

What are your favorites?
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Weird Asia

Can we get some discussion and recommendations of the wonderful kind of weirdness that only Asia can provide?

All genres welcome. Please melt my face!

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Surprised there's no Criterion thread yet.

I'm interested to see some of the Fassbinder blurays coming out. I've also got John Ford's My Darling Clementine ready to watch whenever I have time. And I'm happy to see my favorite Todd Haynes movie getting an HD upgrade in the near future.


The last Criterion I saw was the Ray Milland supernatural mystery The Uninvited. As I expected, it was good but not great. It rates about the same as Ministry of Fear, another decent Milland Criterion.
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ITT: GOAT Documentaries
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Hey, /film/, thought I would start a thread on independent film makers that browse here. Just finished my fantasy film two years in the making, working on some final music selections (very minimalist).

We wanted to make a basic fantasy film that is more like Conan The Barbarian and Dark Souls, with some cinematography similar to what you would see in Samurai Jack at times. 13th Warrior was also a big inspiration. The plot isn't complicated, but it is more about the shots and the atmosphere of the film. We shot this over the course of two years for about 5000.

The film is called Spriggan. Looking to release it in about a week or so to Amazon, etc. Take it to some festivals as well.

What are some projects you are working on, or roadblocks that you are running into making your film?

Here are a few stills.

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Archaic Films

Looking for films with an archaic or medieval kind of setting. Any recs?

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film re-distribution

A thread to share some films that were forgotten by time and deserve much more love (and distribution) in modern times.

Me and my friend just started a film revival company and we recently got the 35mm print of Madness Gli Occhi Della Luna of Cesare Rau to possibly re-distribute the film on dvd/blu-ray or just a straight up magnet, its the first one of many we plan to restore so I guess this is also a thread for possible restorations, if you're all interested in a specific film, and/or have any info we'll be glad to help. I'll be posting the films that we will possibly restore in the near future and updates from the current run.

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campfire thread

Lets discuss/make some fan edits

Share ideas, films, whatever you feel should be edited, last thread we turned American Graffiti into a schizo short and concocted a redux version of THX https://8ch.net/tv/res/2060812.html

I've been posting on /tv/ like a dummy but I see clearly now that film is better discussed here, at least when it comes to serious, non-meme edits.

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Is anyone into VHS collecting? I've noticed it gaining popularity lately. Just enough time has passed for a nostalgia appeal.

What are the best movies shot on VHS? Do you even have the patience to watch a full production shot on VHS?

I will recommend the shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark.



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Советский и русский фильм

I think Soviet/Russian cinema is sometimes overlooked compared to countries like France and Italy. How about a dedicated thread here at /film/?

Russia has more to offer than the dozen titles that everyone knows about. Talk about your faves here, but also the films below the radar in the West. New releases and former Soviet states are welcome too.

A couple links to get the ball rolling…

Russian Guild Top Films: https://mubi.com/lists/russian-guild-of-film-critics-100-best-russian-films-1908-2000

Mosfilm on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Mosfilm

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Shots/stills you like thread.

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Silent Films

I've only recently gotten into the silent era. Over time I found myself watching older and older films. Now I'm close to the beginning. Is anyone else interested in silents?

This video piqued my curiosity quite a bit: http://youtu.be/yS37kyfnGy4?t=2m15s

What do you like? What don't you like?
What do you want to see? Has anything surprised you?
etc., etc.
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Post kino movies which are on youtube, so anyone can have bookmarked in case someone wants to watch them.

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Was the 1970s the best time for cinema?

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Titles Thread

Anyone know the titles?

I believe middle row right column is My Name is Oona. But the rest I do not know.

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How about FAVORITE directors?

-Terrence Malick is the best filmmaker so far IMO. His recent work is really in it's own territory. Knight of Cups is something special.

-David Fincher is just the best example of a technically air tight film constructor. Never seen something from him that wasn't extremely well constructed. Very clinical.

Sometimes the scripts he chooses seem beneath him though.

-George Lucas appeals to me personally, as I identify with him and the themes of his six films (Growing up and letting go vs. failure to do so. His first three films deal with characters being able to move on, and his last three deal with someone who can't, and who is consumed by his fear instead of overcoming it.)

He is a technically poor/uneven filmmaker, but he is like Grant Morrison for me, where his concepts excite me so much that the execution is of secondary concern. If that makes any sense.

And yes, I am aware that these men are "entry level", not euro, etc.

But unlike other boards, I would expect this place to nonetheless respect that the people i've listed have made great films (before you shout about Lucas, watch THX 1138), no matter how popular they are.

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I'm really interested in learning about it but don't know where to start. Are there any good resources for understanding film workflow? All the aesthetic related things like negative stocks, film stocks, color grading, lookup tables, and how they all fit together. How "warm"/"cool"/"washed out" palettes are made and all that.

Pic related, some red that I like.

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Rural, Contemporary Americana

I love films set in those forgotten places of the United States, wacky towns with wacky people in the middle of the country, stillness, comfyness. It just seems like a parallel dimension where nothing happens and at the same time everything can happen. I've never been in the US but my mind often gets lost in those landscapes from film, remembering memorable fictional people. I love westerns too but let's keep them out the discussion and discuss contemporary (post WW2 till now) settings. What are your favorite films with a distinct American setting? what are your favorite stills, places, characters from those works? Do you have real-life anecdotes of those places? if you live in metropolitan areas, how do you feel about rural America?

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Post the most кино film you've ever seen.

Wait hear me out before you accuse me of shit posting, I want to actually hear what you think are the best films, in the sense that they encompass life through cinema. I've asked /tv/ and /television/ and both have failed me, I'm hoping this being the last bastion of taste on the internet can give me actual good films, the only good suggestions from the /tv/ thread were from a guy from here.

No Tarkovsky. Too easy. That is all.

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Nocturnal, colorful, 80s aesthetic

I'm looking for movies with a certain aesthetic, see pics related. Basically an 80s photography feel with vibrant and sharp colors, lots of lights, neons, night-time, a certain dream-like quality. Wish I could express myself better but I'm bad at English, hopefully you understand what I'm looking for by looking at the images. Doesn't have to be necessarily an 80s movie (as you can see, I included some Eyes Wide Shut screencaps), just this type of aesthetic. I already seen most of Wong Kar Wai films which would be an easy suggestion. Throw at me everything that comes to your mind. Also discuss any aesthetics in film that you like/reminds you of the 80s (not only the type I requested), just for the sake of discussion

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Recommendations Thread

Post your ten favourite films and others in the thread give you recs based upon that list.

In no particular order:


>Parsifal (Syberberg)

>Nostos: The Return

>A Canterbury Tale

>The Leopard

>Die Nibelungen

>The Plea

>Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

>Picnic at Hanging Rock

>Marketa Lazarova

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Music and film

Have any of you thought about some music being powerful enough to being an equivalent to film reaching the status of a quasi/pseudo-film. Even if not as vividly articulated music always paints pictures in the mind which can then be in turn related to the aesthetics of film. Music that can be best met with a match or easily painted pictures besides concept albums and initial prog rock is music with texture and sonic landscapes like kosmischeklang, early post-rock, and some post-punk/no-wave but I'd also like to hear the genres that paint a film in your head. I'm not saying the two mediums are interchangeable or trying to break the boundaries of art but it'd be nice to discuss and break up the monotony of the threads on the front pages.

The thread this one replaced was a 9-reply thread on Inherent Vice.

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city movies

I've been watching old "city movies" recently, by which I mean movies (preferably documentary) that focus on the daily life of a city. Some favorites so far have been Duoro Faina Fluvial, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City, and A Propos de Nice. Any recommendations of similar films would be appreciated, maybe we could even work on a city-core chart
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What are your favorite horror/horror-esque films? Post stills, posters, covers, whatever...

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Chinese Cinema

I've seen dozens of Japanese films but very few from China. It seems like Chinese films are not as widely known, especially if you don't count Hong Kong.

Anyway, which films do you like from China? Given the size of their country, why isn't their cinema more popular internationally?
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Films about living in a society?

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Filipino Cinema

Is Khavn any good?

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Dumping links to some of my favorite shorts, feel free to add yours.

> Winner of the Acadamy Award for Best Animated Short Film and Short Film Palme d'Or in 1987, this is a charming animated masterpiece about a man who devotes his life to planting trees.

> Directed by Frederick Back and edited by Norbert Pickering, this is the full English language version translated by Jean Roberts and narrated by Christopher Plummer (the orginal version is in French language narrated by Philippe Noiret).

> Jean Giono, the author of the short story upon which the movie is based, wrote the story after American editors in 1953 asked him to write a few pages about an unforgettable character. They intended him to write about a real unforgettable character, but he created the fictional Elezeard Bouffier. When the editors objected that no Bouffier had died in Banon, he donated the story to all humanity. It was soon after published by Vogue in 1954. Many people have assumed that Bouffier is a real person.

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Behind the Scenes Photos

Post 'em if you got 'em

But maybe not the same Star Wars images that always show up
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>Things don't affect people the way they used to. I mean it may very well be that 10 years from now people will pay $10,000 in cash to be castrated just in order to be affected by something

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What does /film/ think of Rotten Tomatoes and imbd scores?

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Anyone know of a good adventure treasure hunting movie ala Indiana Jones?

Asking here, because it doesn't even have to be an action movie, but I just want to experience the typical tropes of adventure, mystery, exploration, treasure-hunting, etc

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What are some good art house sci-fi films /film/?

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best film of the year thread
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What does /film/ think of anime film?

Personal I never cared for a lot of them, found some studio ghibli films charming but have never come across something I would recommend to a friend.
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Would it be morally just watching the highest tier films while eating McDonalds.

Also this isn't shitposting, I'm dead serious and need your opinions, I eat it weekly and may as well enjoy it with great movies.

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Israeli Cinema

Hey /film/, given the significant role of Jews in American and European film making over the years, why do you guys think Israeli cinema is so inconsequential by comparison?

Post good films from Israel if you know any.

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Genre Combinations

Hey /film/ !

In your opinion, what are the best (and worst) genre combinations ?

Say you are searching a large collection of films using genre tags alone....what tags will return the most interesting results ?

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Why does this board hate Gotard so much?

I don't like the guy myself beside some brief strokes of interesting formal and stylistic choices, but I'm interested in your opinion because I don't feel like I'm able to put it into words.

His movies strike as more interesting to explain than to watch and are all more commentaries on film (hypocritical, dishonest and short handed at that) than actual film. There is 0 beside some formal choices (at best) or some gimmicks (at worst). Also the guy was a fucking cunt eveyone hated him.

Yet while I understand why he was loved and so trendy in the 60-70 (now he's just irrelevant altrough I much prefer late video Gotard than early)I don't understand why he's still loved now.

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In this thread I will post links to interesting looking films from KG.

You can post too, but if they look like crap I will call you out on your shit taste.
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>Realizes he has no ambition left and or the current state of capitalism is making it exceedingly difficult to make what he wants

>Actually has the balls to quit

>meanwhile "masters" like Herzog and Bertolucci are still putting out forgettable film after forgettable film.

Is he our guy?

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ITT classic movies that you didn't understand the hype for. Pic related, my ones (Les 400 Coups, Battleship Potemkin and The African Queen), also a lot of Hitchcocks films. Can anyone explain what makes these more than just pretty good? And what classics did you lot not really get?
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Real events of Climax

I've been trying to find information about the real story of dancers going insane, which the movie Climax is based on but couldn't find a shit. Anyone else interested in the topic who knows something about it?

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Let's have a thread dedicated to underrated directors.

I'll start with Teryama. Pastoral: To Die in the Country; Throw away your books, Rally in the streets; and Farewell to the Ark are all masterpieces.
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Kino thread

Post em

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What are your favorite giallos? What should I watch, other than Argento and Bava's well known films?

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What's your favorite trend/era of sci-fi?
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Kaiju Films

Hey /film/, I'm looking for Kaiju Films from the Showa and Heisei era

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The Mountain (1956)

Thoughts on this film? I enjoyed it, and thought it was both enjoyable to watch and also had deeper storytelling elements that I enjoyed. I thought the ending was powerful, and I appreciated that some of the climbing was done actually on a mountain (I think).
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Hungarian Film

Hey /film/, KG's MoM is Hungarian film, I have only seen a couple films by Jancso and Tarr so I don't really know what's good when it comes to Hungary. Any recs for Hungarian films?
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Top 100

1. Dni Zatmeniya (Aleksandr Sokurov)

1. Juventude Em Marcha (Pedro Costa)

1. L'Eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni)

1. Nostalghia (Andrei Tarkovsky)

1. Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg)

6. Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky)

6. Blow-Up (Michelangelo Antonioni)

6. Caché (Michael Haneke)

6. Celine and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette)

6. Damnation (Béla Tarr)

6. Koyaanisqatsi (Godfrey Reggio)

6. Memorias del subdesarrollo (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea)

6. Mother and Son (Aleksandr Sokurov)

6. My Night at Maud's (Eric Rohmer)

6. La Notte (Michelangelo Antonioni)

6. L'avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni)

6. Persona (Ingmar Bergman)

6. Pierrot le fou (Jean-Luc Godard)

6. Scenes from a Marriage (Ingmar Bergman)

6. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky)

6. Taste of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami)

6. Through a Glass Darkly (Ingmar Bergman)

6. The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci)

6. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Buñuel)

6. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Werner Herzog)

6. The Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky)

6. The Round-Up (Miklós Jancsó)

6. The Sacrifice (Andrei Tarkovsky)

6. The Seventh Continent (Michael Haneke)

6. The Silence (Ingmar Bergman)

6. The Weeping Meadow (Theodoros Angelopoulos)

6. O Thiasos (Theodoros Angelopoulos)

6. Ulysses' Gaze (Theodoros Angelopoulos)

6. Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman)

6. Winter Light (Ingmar Bergman)

6. Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara)

37. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (Werner Herzog)

37. Autumn Sonata (Ingmar Bergman)

37. Baraka (Ron Fricke)

37. Belle de jour (Luis Buñuel)

37. Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami)

37. Chloe in the Afternoon (Eric Rohmer)

37. Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami)

37. The Dust of Time (Theodoros Angelopoulos)

37. Face to Face (Ingmar Bergman)

37. Few of Us (Sharunas Bartas)

37. The Fire Within (Louis Malle)

37. The Firemen's Ball (Milos Forman)

37. Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard)

37. Horse Money (Pedro Costa)

37. The House Is Black (Forugh Farrokhzad)

37. I Stand Alone (Gaspar Noé)

37. Im Lauf der Zeit (Wim Wenders)

37. L'Immortelle (Alain Robbe-Grillet)

37. L'Important c'est d'aimer (Andrzej Zulawski)

37. The Leopard (Luchino Visconti)

37. Meteoro vima tou pelargou, To (Theodoros Angelopoulos)

37. My Way Home (Miklós Jancsó)

37. Notre Musique (Jean-Luc Godard)

37. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)

37. The Passion of Anna (Ingmar Bergman)

37. The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke)

37. Il Posto (Ermanno Olmi)

37. The Red and the White (Miklós Jancsó)

37. Saraband (Ingmar Bergman)

37. The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman)

37. Simon of the Desert (Luis Buñuel)

37. Stroszek (Werner Herzog)

37. Summer (Eric Rohmer)

37. El Sur (Victor Erice)

37. The Swimmer (Frank Perry)

37. Vremena goda (Artavazd Peleshian)

37. Week End (Jean-Luc Godard)

37. Werckmeister Harmonies (Béla Tarr)

37. The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke)

76. 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (Michael Haneke)

76. Accattone (Pier Paolo Pasolini)

76. Alice in den Städten (Wim Wenders)

76. The Ascent (Larisa Shepitko)

76. The Beekeeper (Theodoros Angelopoulos)

76. Blind Chance (Krzysztof Kieslowski)

76. Camera Buff (Krzysztof Kieslowski)

76. The Color of Pomegranates (Sergei Parajanov)

76. Cremator (Juraj Herz)

76. Eternity and a Day (Theodoros Angelopoulos)

76. The Exterminating Angel (Luis Buñuel)

76. The Face of Another (Hiroshi Teshigahara)

76. Film (Alan Schneider)

76. From the Life of the Marionettes (Ingmar Bergman)

76. Hayat var (Reha Erdem)

76. L'homme qui ment (Alain Robbe-Grillet)

76. Lunacy (Jan Svankmajer)

76. Nun va Goldoon (Mohsen Makhmalbaf)

76. Mouchette (Robert Bresson)

76. Ossos (Pedro Costa)

76. Playtime (Jacques Tati)

76. Red Desert (Michelangelo Antonioni)

76. Les Rendez-vous d'Anna (Chantal Akerman)

76. Una Giornata particolare (Ettore Scola)

76. Winter Sleep (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)

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Kid Kino

Post киноs with the kids (leading) characters.

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Production Stills

Official production still. Ideally high-res.

Just no VLC screencaps from your compressed 1080p rips, please.

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/walls/ thread

Ran a simple grabber on MUBI and acquired ~1000 walls. Sharing here. Post /film/ walls.


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Does anyone here listen to film podcasts? What's good?
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/film/ moments you love and hate.

>Film starts

>Earrape instantly starts blaring into my ears

>Just sit there in pain slowly lowering the volume in an awkward fashion

It hurt but I have to respect the film makers audacity to earrape me at the literal start of the film, few would do that. In retrospect it was great.

What moments do you both hate and love in movies /film/?

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Top 25 Space films

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey

2. Alien

3. Star Wars

4. Empire Strikes Back

5. Close Encounters

6. Revenge of the Sith

7. Prometheus

8. Moon

9. The Last Jedi

10. The one movie you think was left out from this list

11. Alien Covenant

12. The Phantom Menace

13. Solaris (2002)

14. Armageddon

15. The Fifth Element

16. Alien3

17. Return of the Jedi

18. Contact

29. Attack of the Clones

20. Sunshine

21. Gravity

22. Interstellar

23. Starship Troopers

24. Total Recall

25. Aliens

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I need some more hyper violent martial arts movies.

I’m on a kick antipating John Wick 3. Rewatched The Raids, Man of Tai Chi and I finally got around to watching Marantau and Ong Bak. Anything you guys could recommend?

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ITT: Western films

What are your favorite westerns?
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Experimental, anarchic, provactive films

I'm looking for more of this type, particularly similar in style to those of the films in the images and funeral parade of roses.
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What's you guys' favorite Orson film? Mine are on the attached webm's.

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what is the common thing between those directors?

Tarkovsky - Bresson - Tarr - Mizoguchi - Ozu - Resnais - Pasolini - Bergman - Dreyer - Brakhage - Rivette - Duras - Akerman - Straub/Huilett - Antonioni - Reis/Cordeiro - Gotard - Bartas - Yoshida - Eustache - Teshigahara - Snow - Marker - Kirsanoff - Fassbinder - Benning - Monteiro - Sokurov - Paradjanov - Vigo - Deren - Ray - Debord - Mekas - Oliveira - Weerasethakul - etc.

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Serials, Mini-Series, Extra Long Films

Let's have a thread specifically for longer content.

I don't watch television series since I'd prefer spend that time on, say, 10 completely different films. But I'm open to watching mini-series, a format situated between regular feature films and TV series. (It's just rare that I actually do it.)

Has /film/ seen any good mini-series (or old serials)? What long films have you seen, did you watch them in one day, and were they worth the time?

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Tried asking this on the other chan a couple times in vain, but I've always wondered about this line in Daisies - “This film is dedicated to those whose sole source of indignation is a messed-up trifle.” What exactly does this mean? What was it referring to? And how would you interpret the film as a whole? Also, post Czech new wave

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Are television shows open for discussion here?

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What are some movies with evil, irredeemable, merciless protag(s)

i'm talking william munny levels of bitterness and hatred

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Sentimental Movies

What is your opinion on sentimental films or sentimentalism narratives in general?

Has a film ever ever made you cry out of pure sentimentality.

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/film/ Has Migrated to Infinity Next

8chan migration is nearly 2/3 complete. Once migration has finished, we will begin using the new site. You can monitor the progress at https://twitter.com/8ntech/ and >>>/next/3556

Posts on /film/ after No. 6502 will not be on the new site when we switch, so you might want to hold off on posting for about a day. That said, we will try to manually recreate whatever gets posted in the interim and feel free to ask questions here if you have any.

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Comment on the last film you watched

New thread, old one's too big alredy.

What was the last thing you watched, and what did you think of it?

Old thread here: >>2428

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What streaming services do you use?

Because surprisingly Netflix does not have a monopoly on this shit yet.

I know a lot of folks that have subscriptions to different anime services. Cinema however i don't see as much love.

Personally the only one i'm using for my 'when i'm away from my collection' service is 'SHUDDER'. Its pretty small but lately they got some nice wins like all the Hammer Horror and Universal Monster Movies as well as some exclusives like Sadako vs Kayako -which is surprisingly not dogshit for whats basically Shaun of the Dead for J Horror- and contracted original shorts written by folks like Alan Moore.

Doesn't seem popular in the mainstream but its pretty cheap and i've gotten a lot of good views out of it.

Personally i just wish they expanded their documentary section. Though ROOM 237 is an unintentional comedy i recommend watching if only to question what the fuck makes people like that.

Are there any other movie services you use now the days of the mom and pop video rental store are a thing of the past?

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Bump When Watching - BWW

Watching through Lars von Trier’s Europa trilogy.

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>ITT: favourite war films from.


Lawrence of Arabia
Schindler's list (fuck off I like it)
Apocalypse now
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Cinematographers - Past and Present

Whose visual style is most appealing to you (and why)?

One of my favorites is Vittorio Storaro, pic related. I never knew the name until I started watching early 70s gialli, particularly The Fifth Cord and Le Orme. Those films (and his work with Argento and Bertolucci) had a strong impact on me, more than his later movies that everyone has seen. I love his chiaroscuro of vibrant colors and deep blacks, the repeated use of parallel lines, and the scenes enveloped in light blue haze.
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Can't think of anything else to post so top 10 favourite films
1. 2001: a Space Odyssey
2. The Battle of Algiers
3. Ghost World (entirely subjective on an objective basis it's kind of above average so yeah)
4. Caravaggio
5. The Holy Mountain
6. Aguirre, the Wrath of God
7. Nosferatu (Herzog's remake)
8. Seventh Seal
9. Brazil
10. M
pic related, damn good Space Odyssey poster
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"Spartan" thread

Movies that take place in few if not one location and are driven by the characters, I'd like to find more movies of the genre. Don't think this genre has any specific name but this is what I heard it called and it comes from how 8 Spartans lived in a single housing in the barracks putting up with each other.

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>Radegund didn't come out in 2018

ITT: lying fags

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Merry Christmas /film/!

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oldest film

What was the oldest film youve ever watched? did you liked it?

for me it was Duck Soup (1925)
And it was one of the best movies ive watched
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Is this, dare i say, one of the best examples of what you can achieve with excellent tracking shots?

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What do you guys think of Reddit top 250 favorite films?
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RIP Adam Sandler 1966 - 2018

Best Sandler movies thread

(Not many people know yet)

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H-hi /film/

Do you like Jacques Rivette

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Question for producers

Where do you get your ideas from?

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Esencials of sci-fi

What elements are absolutely fundamental and nesesary to make a good sci-fi movie?

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Hey /film/. I'm really liking this board, so I'll do my part to help keep it alive. Does anyone know of any films similar to The Parallel Street (1961)? I'm thinking of sort of globe-trotting fiction/documentary hybrids with experimental structures and stuff like that. The only one I can really think of is Sans Soleil, so if anyone knows of anything similar to either of these, it would be much appreciated
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Which films would you consider to be essential NEETcore?

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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

What makes a movie like this resonate with so many men, despite being a fictional romanticization of the British Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars over 200 years ago?

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I need some help deciding which of Tarkovsky's films to watch next.
I loved Offret, even though it took a few watches to really become immersed with the experience, and I've tried watching Solaris and Stalker a few times but they both have a weird feel to them that I can't exactly explain, and I had to stop watching because I couldn't become invested in what I was seeing.
What of Tarkovsky's films besides Offret will most help me get a better feel for his direction and stuff, so I can later dive into his more alienating films more comfortably?
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Where should I start with Akira Kurosawa?

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what you think bout this?

have you watch it? Im not sure if I got it…
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This place is no better than reddit

By which I mean that you guys are disrespectful and ignorant to this art as much as the next redditor.

Both of you treat Film as a consumer identity as a football hooligan by choosing a "tribe" and avoiding intellectual discussion, constructive criticism or simple confrontation in favour of primitive and destructive bashing of each others favorite brands.

Both of you are more interested in quantity and respecting over emotionally understanding and absorbing the craft of this art.

Both of you are highly illiterate and pander to the lowest common understanding and effect of this art this being "empathy".

Both of you are anti film and victims of the current methods of distribution that make film something trivial and inferior to television, advertising and videoclip.

Both of you can name more films than any of the great Auteurs in history yet you will never be on the same level of even the lowest of the mass produced confectioners because you treat this art as a flag and as a choice instead of being organically part of your being. This not only is valid for cinema but for everything else and sadly not just on the internet but this malaise of yours is leaking in real life (or maybe viceversa).

Pasolini once said that "what authoritarianism was unable to do with his solemn retoric television did with the opposite". Since television and film do have deep down a blood relation and in a ceratain sense use the same language it's your fault if the world it's in shit.

Instead of being the only sense of reason and the only art form who can still make a difference you guys as the rest of the "cinephile" choose balkanization and hooliganism.

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what does /film/ think of this movie? has anyone here even seen it?

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Draw a film scene from memory

and see if other people can guess it

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Gimmick flicks

Is pic related the ultimate example of a gimmick flick?

Literally the only thing anyone went on about when it was released was the pretense of being one continuous shot. Any criticism at all was deflected by "dude one take lmao" in the minds of the plebs who raved about it.

Thought the plot was thin and predictable? But dude it was all like one take. Casting a bit weak? Dude it was one take. Compositions lacking any artistic merit or visual language leading to massive blocks of dialogue? Dude it was all one take.

Post other gimmick flicks and your reasons.

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I might be a normie pleb, but I watched these two films on Netflix and they are terrific imo. What are some other kinos with heavy themes of death and morality?

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Hey /film/, what is this image from? I was watching Historie(s) du Cinema and this came up, I know I've seen it before but can't quite place it. Any help would be appreciated, thanks
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>According to Wiazemsky's 2007 novel Jeune Fille, she and Bresson developed a close relationship during the shooting of the film, although it was not consummated. On location they stayed in adjoining rooms and Wiazemsky said that "at first, he would content himself by holding my arm, or stroking my cheek. But then came the disagreeable moment when he would try to kiss me ... I would push him away and he wouldn't insist, but he looked so unhappy that I always felt guilty." Later Wiazemsky lost her virginity to a member of the film's crew, which she says gave her the courage to reject Bresson

>During the 1966 filming of Au Hasard Balthazar, director Robert Bresson proposed to her several times, though she refused.[9] In 1967, she married Jean-Luc Godard, and subsequently starred in several of his films; the marriage officially ended in divorce in 1979,[9] though the couple had already separated as early as 1970.[10]

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Film Club #14 - Concerning Violence (Göran Olsson, 2014)

Our next Film Club features the newest film so far; it's come off the festival circuit for a wider release only a few months ago. Concerning Violence is also the first documentary to be featured for Film Club.

> Combining Swedish archival footage and audiovisual extracts from Frantz Fanon’s combustible 1962 tome, this is a sobering nine-part account of Africa’s struggle to emerge from the yoke of colonial oppression. Uncompromising, demanding and potently illuminating. ~~ David Parkinson, Empire

> It's a confrontational, direct and challenging piece of film-making; an illustrated lecture that muses on the legacy of European colonial rule in Africa and elsewhere and poses questions about cycles of power abuse and neo-colonialism. ~~ Wendy Idle, The Times



Your suggestions and opinions for upcoming Film Club selections are always welcome. Either comment here or in the proper thread: >>3564

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Just watched this for the 3rd time and im going to watch it for a 4th time in a couple of days. Its been the first film in years that has made me feel emotions for the characters on screen, absolute genious and one of Pixar's greatest works. Heres to a sequel since i believe the can work with the concept a lot more if Disney dosent choke them on an pg only rating. Who else watched and liked/disliked it?

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What directors, writers, actors, etc. do you consider to be geniuses? Pics related are the only two I can think of in this area. Also, what are "arguments" for the claim of someone being a genius? I can't rationally explain why I think or feel these two fit into this category, possibly because I'm going off a feeling more than an actual thought that has been poured over and meditated upon.

Another element to consider... I consider these two to be artistic geniuses, not necessarily "actual" geniuses, unless the two are the same?

Sorry for the blogpost style here and mix of thoughts. Ultimately, what do you think?

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Do any of you own a film poster? If so from what film?

I would buy one but I am a poor fuck and don't like most film posters.
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War films that emphasizes story and character arcs. The most aesthetically relevant, the better.

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Grad school

Hi /film/, haven't been on here in a while but I'm glad to see the board still seems to be alive. I finished undergrad earlier this year and have had a pretty miserable experience looking for jobs since then, it seems like the good jobs are inaccessible and even the shit jobs require 2-4 years of experience. I've been giving more thought to grad school, probably in something film related (whether it be and MA or MFA). I don't really know where to start looking on which programs would be best, just on a quick glance it seems like Columbia, UCLA, UChicago, and AFI might be good choices for different sorts of film stuff. Does anyone have experience with film-related grad school?

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How do I make found footage/video art/machinima film without being struck by copyright infringement?

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British Gems Appreciation

Now that Britannia has finally shown some backbone, how about suggestions of lesser known UK gems to remind everyone that British culture has been pretty damn cool

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I made a chart to post in a 3x3 thread on 4chan but it turns out my IP has been banned, so I will just leave it here.

Feel free to comment, recommend and post yours

if you want to make one, you can do it here: https://bighugelabs.com/mosaic.php

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Worst film of 2013

What do you think was the worst film of last year? They have to be legitimately bad or at most less than 50 percent of the audience enjoyed it
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make your own at https://deepart.io/

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A Token of friendship

/animu/ here and as a sign of friendship I give you guys an invite to our J/a/zz stream >>>/animu/26430 I wish you guys and the board continued growth and success!

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who are some well liked Directors which you consider to be absolute hacks?

For me, it's Sergio Leone.

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Peter Greenaway

Why isn't Peter Greenaway discussed more often? I think he is one of the best filmmakers to ever live. He takes Lynchian surrealism to an extremely cerebral level.

What's your favorite film by him? What do you or don't you like about him? General discussion thread

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Bad guys win

Looking for films where the bad guys win, any genre is okay.

Bonus points if its nazis

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death run grindhouse

A scientist places her son and his girlfriend into a cryogenic sleep so they can survive the coming apocalypse. They wake 25 years later in a world dominated by neo-Nazi like ruler, called the Messiah who holds the "Death Run"

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Can you imagine an adaptation of Yume Nikki directed by Takashi Ito. Also, if Shuji Terayama was still alive, he could definitely do it justice.

What directors could possibly make an amazing Yume Nikki film?

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Just watched a Japanese movie, "Watashi wa nisai". Was very relaxing as it was slow paced, simple, and barely anything happened. Are alot of Japanese films that way? How can I into Japanese movies? And what are some simple, calming films from any country?

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you saw page 40 of Starburst mag right

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ITT: Movies with epic card games, or other kinds of gambling.

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What are some good films about a bunch of distinct personalities clamoring to reach a valuable object? Bonus points if the star is a hard boiled private eye.

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What should I watch.
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Psychedelic /film/s

Could you please suggest films that present psychedelic sequences or are psychedelic in general? Film tier only, no Gaspar Noe bullshit, /tv/ crap.

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supertroopers writers gay?

every scene has a penis, ass or gay kiss reference. are the writers faggots?

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Serious question

Has there ever been a film that properly portrays pooping? I'm not trying to shitpost I'm dead serious. On occasion I'll be pooping and think "How would this translate properly into film?" Is there any movie that properly portrays this?

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Mur Murs (Agnes Varda, 1981)

hi does anyone have a copy of Mur Murs (i have the VHSrip but the quality isn't great). i saw it on mubi last year and wanted to watch it again but can't find it anywhere.

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How to get into /film/?

How do I get into watching cinema (without film school)? It seems really hard to get into and understand. Recently I have been watching some films by Refn, P.T.A, Harmony Korine, Kubrick etc. I am well aware this is not the lofty heights of cinema but it has at least cracked open the door for me in wanting to see films with a more artistic bent. However whenever I try and look for more stuff to watch, the recommendations are the same A24 releases that I don't really care for. I tried to find one of those "must watch" lists also and it was basically just a bunch of pop culture meme movies like "The Goonies" and "Ghostbusters" that everyone and their grandma has seen.

So, how do I do it? How does somebody get into truly appreciating film? Pic related is probably the closest thing i've seen to "real cinema" and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Also looking for some starter recommendations of what I should watch first. Also I know >spoonfeeding but I figured you guys wouldn't mind considering this isn't a huge board.

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Does anyone know where I can find a subbed torrent for Hard to be a God? I've given up trying to find a way to watch it legally
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What are Hong Sang-Soo's best films. I thought Night and Day was meh, but I liked Hill of Freedom.

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Alternate Transfers

Anyone want to share alternate transfers for movies they like?

For instance, the Attack of The Clones Blu Ray is a hot mess, but the HDTV capture on MySpleen is a lot better, bitrate aside.

We could also make this a thread about best available transfers.

For example, David Fincher has one film not on Blu Ray (Panic Room) but it is on Superbit DVD.

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Hollywood Babylon

I've been reading Kenneth Anger's infamous book on the lurid history of Hollywood. What do people here think of it?

I don't know Anger's own biography. But I'm surprised an experimental filmmaker would be so obsessed by celebrity culture. Granted he's gay...

As for the book itself, it's more a collection of popular folklore than a rigorous investigation of facts. Fresh-faced starlets are said to live dark private lives of drugs, sex, and death. Often the stories do not ring true, but IMHO they still resonate because of peoples' desire to project cinematic fantasy into reality.

Anyway here's a couple links if you want to take a look. The book is pretty cheap on Amazon too.

Original book: https://1fichier.com/?6agrfb533n

Part II: http://monoskop.org/File:Anger_Kenneth_Hollywood_Babylon_II.pdf

(Post your obscure scandals, rumors, any other strange tidbits)

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Hello posters of /film/, we are almost halfway through 2018, what are your favourite movies you've seen this year so far?

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Guess the Film Still

So I'm in this fb group that posts film stills and the lets people guess what it's from. I thought this would be a fun thing to start on this board.


- Film stills in this situation are excerpts DIRECTLY from the movie. No production stills, no behind the scenes footage, NO CROPPING (ratio is important) and no posters or similar material.

- GIFs are encouraged, OC GIFs even more.

- Please post films only. No series, music videos or youtube stuffs.

- Of course you can google but that takes the fun out of it so please don't.

- Hints can be given in any form. Extra stills, music, release date etc.

- Please try to wait with posting a new still until the previous one is guessed. Let's do one at a time to keep it organised.

- When you post a still, keep track of it and let us know when it had been guessed. I suggest we post imdb links along with the 'you guessed right!' post so it is easy to find out wether a still has been guessed right or not.

- Please link correctly and add 'Hint' to your post when you post a hint.


1. Make your own stills in VLC or anything similar, they have a direct screenshot option in VLC so you don't have to printsceen your movies, printscreening results in worse quality most of the time. This also prevents reverse image searching and stuff.

2. It's a lot of fun to post well known movies with unrecognizable stills.

3. Watch out for filenames!

I guess that's it. I suggest harder stills than the one I'm posting now but let's start off easy.

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World’s Oldest Director, Manoel de Oliveira, Dies at 106


> Manoel de Oliveira, the oldest living active filmmaker, with a career that spanned nine decades from the silent era to the present, has died. He was 106. News of Oliveira’s death was confirmed on the website for the city of Porto, Portugal, where the director was born in 1908.

> Oliveira had completed only two features by age 55 but subsequently made 29 by the time he was 102. Even more unusual is that one of these films, “Memories and Confessions,” was not to be publicly shown, by the director’s expressed wishes, until his death — meaning that a new Oliveira film may be soon unveiled. The director’s most recent film, “The Old Man of Belem,” premiered at last year’s Venice Film Festival.
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I've seen a few Korean Horror/Thriller films and enjoyed them.

I got into the genre because I was tired of western horror and the western remakes of j-horror put me off of that.

Of the movies I've seen, they're all fairly hit and miss. There are good ones, but there are also some very simple and predictable and cliched ones that aren't as enjoyable.

Are there any other fans of Korean film out there that can recommend some things?

IMDB isn't much help because all korean films pretty much have a rating of ~6 and only a few reviews done by people who clearly have no idea what they're talking about, and I don't know what sites I should go to in order to find more accurate ratings and reviews for asian films.
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New /film/ Discord Server

Hey dudes,

Just made this new server and I'm looking for likeminded film buffs to join it!

If you like PURE KINO, be sure to check it out!


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Has there ever been a fantasy film outside of the Fellowship of the Ring that one could consider cinematic?

One could argue for Ridely Scotts Legend but it doesn't have the same epic scale as FotR.

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Vintage Publicity Stills

The Bride of Frankenstein (Universal, 1935)
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Conceptual Art

What do you think about using conceptual art for my new movie?

It is a daunting task to keep a story line going with a flow of unrelated objects.

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What's your impression of the crowdfunded projects you watched? Amateurish or shades of greatness?

I've only seen Blue Ruin and Indie Game: The Movie. Blue Ruin raised the bar IMO. I didn't even know it was crowdfunded until afterwards. It was on par with other enjoyable low budget thrillers.

Indie Game was not perfect but still interesting enough. I don't think it's as difficult to make a documentary, but it's cool that crowdfunding allows niche ideas or topics to be promoted.
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you know

so I'm real into the tarkovsky and the 1920s experimental animation and i use meshes of the afternoon as a moving wallpaper and all that, i'm into the high art questioning reality, screen is a reflection kind of stuff you are.

but Napoleon Dynamite has the best casting of all time. they knew exactly what they wanted to do in this film, and by God they did it so impeccably. name one film with better casting, i dare you. documentaries/movies where people play themselves don't count. i don't think i need to say that but i'll throw it in there because the thought that if i saw this thread posted i might make some snarky post like that where everyone plays themselves

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Thinking vs. Feeling

(I'm going to post this on /lit/ too because it's equally applicable there)

When someone creates a great work of art, how much of it is through rational thought processes, and how much of it is simply due to instinct; emotion?

I should begin by saying that I am, or rather was, firmly of the belief that it is an unconscious (I shan't go as far as to say spiritual) force that drives successful works. However, of the people that I have discussed this with, the majority seem to believe the opposite—that it is, at least in part, a methodical process. Not to say that it is in any way clinical or formulaic, but that the artist is fully aware of what they are doing and why.

Having read more analyses of famous authors and directors I think I understand why this view is common; if it is possible to dissect a work of art from merely having read/seen it, it isn't difficult to imagine that the person who actually made the damn thing knew exactly what they were doing. However, I still cannot shake the feeling that inspection of this kind simply describes why a piece works, and not necessarily the thought process of the creator.

Are there any authors/directors/whatever who have talked about this? The closest I have come to is Tarkovsky's comments on symbolism, but even that isn't really what I'm talking about. (funnily enough I love Tarkovsky's films. If I wanted to be a big homo I'd say they speak to me)

pic unrelated

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Is this the greatest horror film of the 21st century?

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What's the best decade of film and why is it the 60's?
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Slavic animation

What are your favorite slav animation?

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I need actual kino with rape scenes.

No joke, I want actual good movies that include scenes of rape, gay scenes are fine too since they'll probably pop up too.

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So I'm watching Full Metal Jacket for the first time since High school when I was in ROTC and about the join the military. Several years later, a few of my friends have died in service and I have rewatched the film. Holy shit, I always thought this was Kubricks most "normal" film and had the least occult symbolism going on but I was very wrong. I never noticed the Vietcong flag draped in the corners like this, the red and black, the inverted pentagram and the flames flickering beneath. anyone else notice shit in this film that I haven't ? I know theres one scene where a Vietnamese billboard translates to english: To continuously serve Satan, your excellency, but I havent noticed much else.

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Film Club #7 - Guizi lai le AKA Devils on the Doorstep (Wen Jiang, 2000)

This month Film Club features a pair of films set during the winter holidays. First up is this Chinese wartime black comedy, which won the Cannes Grand Prize of the Jury in 2000.

> This second feature by actor-turned-director Jiang Wen—set in the shadow of the Great Wall during the final months of the Japanese occupation—keeps up a pummeling tempo and bawdy, throttling energy that prompted the disapproving Beijing Film Bureau to remark, "In general, the style of the film is vulgar." Indeed, this is a Chinese period piece more inclined to burn barns than raise red lanterns. Scored to farmyard squawks and a marching band, the movie barrels from frisky Ealing horseplay to cackling Kusturica farce. ~~ Dennis Lim, The Village Voice

> With its vertiginous black-and-white cinematography, narrative leaps and starts, twisty story and large pool of characters, Devils on the Doorstep, […] is not an easy movie. But in its dry and forceful way, it delivers the same message as Jiri Menzel's Closely Watched Trains and Danis Tanovic's No Man's Land. While acknowledging that war is hell, it goes further to suggest it is ludicrous. ~~ Stephen Holden, New York Times

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Robert Altman

what are your thoughts on Robert Altman?

I've been going through his films for the past month or two, even went to NYC twice to see some of them at the retrospective at MoMA. he is certainly one of the most unique American mainstream filmmakers just in terms of style, and of his ~40 films I haven't been disappointed by a single one (although I've only seen about 16 at this point— Long Goodbye was the only one that didn't work for me as much, although I loved California Split)

my favorite right now is probably a split between McCabe & Mrs Miller and Brewster McCloud. I got to see HealtH at MoMA, which has yet to be released on home video and is certainly one of his weirdest and off-color films that deserves more attention. I also got to catch Vincent & Theo (in 35mm) recently at a local theater, and in general I've been most fascinated by his work in the 80s than any other period.
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Discord Film club

A discord film club

for cinephiles

if you like

Bresson, Godard, Antonioni, Rossellini, Varda, Pasolini, Bing,Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Lav Diaz, Iosseliani, Tarr, Dreyer, Visconti, Rousseau, Farocki, Piavoli, Grillet, Rohmer, Kiarostami, Akerman, Sembene, Sokurov, Nemec, etc

you'll like the group

comfy people no trolling and deviant behaviour


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Banner Submission

Welcome to /film/. I tossed up a few temp banners, but feel free to add yours here.

Banners must be < 500KB and have image dimensions 300px x 100px.
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Bear with me... Okay what individual or studio was labeled as the "Russian Disney?" I remember reading about these russian films based on fairy tales and they had elaborate sets. Anyone know what I am talking about?

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Hey gang, I made an experimental short and want to submit to a film festival.

Unfortunately everything I've seen on Withoutabox wants me to upload video to Vimeo and send them the link.

Is there any other festivals I could submit it too where I can just mail a dvd?

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People who got lucky

So I'd like to do a thread of people I feel like got lucky. Either it was being in the right place at the right time, or being surrounded by talented people who fixed up their work and made them look a bit better.

So post a film maker who you feel got lucky. Explain why.

George lucas. While having the vision to create some things that a bunch of people loved, we all know that the original cut of star wars was a mess. Over and over again, through the countless efforts of great people he surrounded himself with, lucas reaped the benefits and by casual movie lovers, is considered a visionary. The truth of the matter is that I believe dearly, and truly that no one else managed to get nearly as lucky as lucas did.

But who else did? I know that there are more.

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Samurai Cinema

What are your favorite Samurai films, /film/? I'm a huge fan of the genre, Harakiri is my favorite. I also like the Zatoichi series, all of the Kurosawa ones, Lone Wolf and Cub, and Sword of Doom. I'm looking for lesser known Samurai flick recommendations, so let me know what you guys's favorites are
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Can't slay the Gray! He did it again!

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Can we have a thread dedicated to Carlos Reygadas?
Personally I've found that no other director can capture reality the way he does. His films Silent Light and Post Tenebras Lux are the hands down the two most beautiful films I've ever seen.
He also has the exact same philosophy on film and storytelling as I do. He's probably my favourite dorector of all time.
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Is anyone familiar with the work of Vincent Ward? If you are, what do you think about his films. If anyone could suggest films that carry a similar aesthetic to his work I would appreciate that too.

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What new films did you watch this year

and which did you like best?

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ITT: Christmas films you're planning to watch / you like to watch every year / you think others should know about

I plan to watch the first animated TV special, Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962). The UPA style is a lot of fun. Although it's had many home releases (including Blu-Ray), over the years it's been greatly overshadowed by the Grinch and Charlie Brown.

I may watch Blast of Silence or The Apartment too. Both take place during Christmas and they're both great for different reasons.

If I could find it I'd like to see the colorized version of It's a Wonderful Life, just for (morbid?) curiosity's sake.

A couple other interesting picks: Wake in Fright (easy to forget it takes place during Christmas) and Lady in the Lake (the POV gimmick is notable despite the film's flaws)

White Christmas … pretty much stinks.
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I want to plan something, you in?

I'm thinking about spoiling The Last Jedi for game journalists ASAP on social media. You in?

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What makes a film good in your opinion?
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Are there any good films about wandering merchants

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FAMU/Film School

Hey,/film/, I'm thinking about applying for this international program (http://international.famu.cz/page.php?page=38) at FAMU, does anyone here have any experience with FAMU at all? I've heard good things but it would be nice to hear some personal experiences if anyone has any. Or experience with film school in general
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>Read Critics Choices, NY and LA critics awards this year

>Nothing but niggers, faggots and women

USA cinema is dead.




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Am I the only one who thinks this stupid motherfucker doesn't understand any of the shit that he watches? Like, he makes some valid points once in a while but usually he's just such a fucking jackoff holy shit
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new hollywood

what are the best films of new hollywood
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Hey /film/! Any of you like or own any books on film? If you do do you have any preferences, or disapprove of particular authors? What are your general thoughts on film theory? I own a couple and enjoy having them in my library.

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I've made a discord server for discussion of arthouse and experimental cinema, please join in you are interested.


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Blade Runner

Help me understand why Blade Runner i held in such high praises, please. I watched it recently and there are a few points that I question "why would someone even consider this to be good?". Overall, it seems like a decent movie but I can't see anything there to make it stand the test of time at all, other than possibly having little competition in it's particular genre.

On the contrary, I actually got irked by a lot of details in it's world and how the story was told, the kind of details I'd expect fans of cyberpunk to really have a problem with.

I've been told that, in terms of cinematography it's a very well shot movie and the visuals are amazing for it's characterization of the world and the characters. I'll agree here and this is definitely a good enough reason to see the movie, but this doesn't make up for these 2 problems:

1-Replicants make no sense in any way

Replicants seem to be biological to a great degree, considering they can bleed and the whole "rapid degradation" part of the plot, plus their need to eat or drink.

But this places them closer to synthetic humans than machines, despite being treated by the movie was androids. The ethics here are entirely different but the distinction isn't ever made properly.

Machines can indeed be treated as machines, they lack actual sentience.

Clones or synthetic humans are indeed humans and it's morally and ethically wrong to handle them like machines.

And yet, despite refering to Replicants as machines the whole movie, it seems that the idea is to think of them like synthetic humans instead, which makes little to no sense.

Even if they were handled as cyborgs, that's still an enhanced human and therefore still can't be handled as a machine.

Then there's the "implanted memory" bits. If there's the ability to implant fake memories in Replicants, what does this mean for their brain? Is it organic or synthetic? If its organic, the same technology could be used to implant memories in humans but this doesn't seem to be even considered in the movie, but if their brains are synthetic, then how do they interface with a biological body and why would their body matter at all for the "burning out" plot point if their mind will endure anyway?

It's not consistent at all with the idea of implanted memories at all and to make it worse, the movie barely does anything with it.

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The Death of Comedy

I can't remember the last time I genuinely laughed during a movie. Is it just me or does anyone else feel like comedies are the worst modern genre of movies?

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Spooktober Suggestions

Hey /film/ I'm gathering a bunch of movies for October. I stream them on a chat site and am aiming for less populists films that a general audience may have not seen. I should probably add a few crowd-pleasers but what do you think thus far and what would you add?

Here's the link to the spreadsheet, all the movies are hyperlinked to their letterboxd profiles.


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ITT: Actual opinions you have that gets you labelled a hipster by your friends

>I will watch 80's and 90's J-Horror on DVD because the Blu Ray releases clean up too much of the grain and that kind of ruins it for me.

>Because i'm the only Film grad in my circle of friends they assume its a snob thing they always give me shit for.

>But every one of them is an audio quality autist.

I just like grain in old horror, it feels more authentic and i know it makes me sound like a goddamn chode but its honestly how i feel about them.

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CG Horror Freeleech

What are you grabbing?
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<Absolute horror киноs that only you have seen.

This movie is so underrated. The first time I saw it was on Showtime in the 90s at like 3 am and was blown away by the part of the movie where they go in the dudes underground catacombs. Some real Lovecraftian shit.

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What do you think of them?

Can you appreciate any musicals or do showtunes give you a migraine?

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Is /film saved??


I think /film is saved! I've never seen so much activity in my whole time here!

Hooray! Let's celebrate by posting people perfect for /кино! I'll start :)

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Hello! I'm not exactly certain how alive this board is, but hopefully you can help. I'm looking for depressing films. Some films I think might be considered depressing (or in some way dealing with depression)that I enjoyed: The seventh continent, wild strawberries, taxi driver, eraserhead, and The Seventh Seal.

If any of you guys could recommend something to me, I would be very grateful. Thank you!

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Just checked back in. When will /film/ have a quality renaissance?

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Let's get philosophical for a moment, /film/. Over the past several years, I've been getting deeper and deeper into film, and have watched countless movies from increasingly obscure countries and directors, which veer further and further away from accessibility and closer to art. I've found that the effect of viewing so many films which, assuming you buy at least a little bit into the auteur theory, are personal expressions of the feelings of the directors and writers who created them, is my increasing realization of the subjectivity of human experience.

Essentially, being exposed to all of these differing subjective visions of these artists has stripped away my preconceptions of ideology and caused me to question the forces which govern my own life and existence. I haven't really done any hallucinogens, but I've been around people who have, and I feel like exposure to art has the same dissociating effects that drugs can, in that art makes you realize your own insignificance, and also connection to the greater whole of humanity. I'm not trying to say that I'm some sort of enlightened being just because I have watched a bunch of obscure movies, but I do feel like watching so many personal and artistic films has caused a change in myself and my perception of the world. Sorry for the rant, but if this makes any sense, does anyone else feel the same? I can also clarify what I mean in more detail if I have to, I think what I'm saying makes sense but it's kind of hard to put into words succinctly.
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Managed to see this for the first time at a Manga Entertainment limited showing last night and a day later i'm still thinking about this.

On face value it is essentially a "what were the people not in the giant robots doing during the first angel attack in Eva" kind of story. 80% of the film is just politicians and scientists in a room talking. But i fucking loved it. It was the first time in a very long time i have seen a film in a mainstream cinema and thought it was good. Not competant. Not 'okay for an advert' but genuinely good. It is a thoughtful, methodical yet unpretentious commentary on the Japanese governments dealings with Fukushima. Its on the nose as far as asian cinema goes, but its not the barebones you would get from a western film. Theres no 'its coming because it got lured by nuclear reactors, truly the worst monster was man' bunkum. The film starts assuming its a volcanic disaster, the only change once Gojira shows up is the sentiment that its a disaster with no precedent, can they mobilise the JSDF or is this breaking the WWII surrender agreements.

Its not a pacific rim style love letter, its taking the base idea of Godzilla as a natural disaster brought on by nuclear catastrophe rather than a heroic sentai style giant monster fighting hero and using it as a completely serious discussion on how japan has so few infrastructures in place for disasters which in real world terms is strange when they are on the most violent fault lines on earth the 'ring of fire' that circles the pacific ocean.

The soundtrack ranges from Godzilla to heavy Evangelion inspiration. The acting ranges from rare but still there 'is this guy trying to be comedic?' japanese acting to solid performances from the older actors in particular but the lead while not excellent is believable as a character rather than an actor going through the motions of the script. Where the film stood out though -and it surprised me- was the cinematography. To sell the movie we were mostly shown trailers using static, wide shots but the majority of the movie uses some genuinely beautiful, subtle techniques that was a sign of a cinematographer in love with his work going far above what he had to do to bring what he wanted to the shots. Lingering tracking shots that use mise-en-scene to create sillouettes and a use of semiotics to add layers of depth and scale to the piece without it looking like typical 'birds for scale' style monster movie techniques.

It has its flaws, japanese cgi remains a good 15 years behind things from groups like Weta and Industrial Light and Magic and there are a few times where the practical suit felt out of place -though in part this is due to the stark design change where this new gojira resembles a corpse burnt out by nuclear fire.

The film ends with an ominous, lingering shot that feels more like an 'end of part one' than a traditional sequel bait teaser. I left extremely entertained and the film has been on my mind all day today.

I genuinely feel sorry for the people that resorted to pirating a camrip when it released almost 2 years ago. This is a beautiful, lovingly crafted movie in a genre that has largely been a joke since before slasher movies became one.

If you enjoyed Neon Genesis Rebuild 1.11 or The Host i absolutely recommend the recent Blu Ray release. I know i am gushing but holy shit it was so refreshing to see a film that didnt meet my expectations but exceed them. I sincerely cannot remember the last time that happened.

anyone else get to a showing?

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Plasma TV vs IPS monitor for kino viewing

I am deciding between these two:

27" (or a bit larger) IPS monitor 1080p or higher.

50" (or a bit larger) Plasma TV 1080p.

I will be watching most content in 1080p.

The IPS monitor would be connected to my PC.

The Plasma TV would be in the family room and have movies transferred to it via SD card.

Which is going to have the best picture quality/features/viewing experience?

I already have audio equipment so the built in speakers of the plasma is irrelevant.

I cannot afford both; I need to pick one or the other.

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Movie suggestions

I'm looking for movies that are from the same era as Bioshock, I really love the style of that game as was wondering if any movies had a similar style?

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>tfw too smart

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ITT: Low-rated films you actually like. Based on the IMDB rating or some other aggregate measure.

Why do you like them, and why do you think the masses hate them? And how low can you go ratings-wise?

Hilariously bad movies like The Room or Troll 2 don't really count since most people watch them ironically.
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Film Club - Les Bas-fonds AKA The Lower Depths

Jean Renoir won by the majority of the votes in the French poetic realism poll (surprise, surprise). The Lower Depths based on the play with the same title by a soviet writer Maxim Gorky are a fairly good example of a quite underrated, yet very watchable film from Renoir's filmography that at the same time encapsulates most of the most common themes of the movement rather well.

Here's a short info on what the film is about:
>A charismatic thief makes friends with a bankrupt baron who comes to live in the thief's slum. Meanwhile the thief seeks the love of a young woman, who is held emotionally captive by her slumlord family.

Objectives of the thread:
>watching the movie and sharing your thoughts about it in the thread (duh)
>possibly discussing other films by Renoir if anybody feels inclined
>discussing the future form of the film club
>suggesting the new themes and film movements for the next week
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"I'll tell you why Rivette is important. After finishing Paris belongs to us, he declares: "The intellectual nothingness of the films of Louis Malle", and it is printed. Today in Italy nobody would print that, not even the Manifesto, I swear to you. Today, if someone said, "The intellectual nothingness of the films of Rosi", it would be put ... in safety. That's what's changed. At the time, the magazine Cahiers du Cinéma, of which Rivette was the editor-in-chief, was a review of combat, struggle, and war. Because they destroyed Delannoy which is a glory of French cinema. It's like saying ... What is the name of the beautiful story of Bellocchio? Which we saw 1 / 2h to Buti under the stars. The Ora di Religion. It's vomiting, you have to have the courage to say it. And Rivette at the time in his magazine had the courage to say it. He was also able to say that the Taviani are sentimental dunces and that there is not the slightest emotion in these films, nor in those of Bellocchio; There is only a sauce, a soup to vomit useless images that do not exist, that do not hold, that are not there, there is nothing on the screen. At the time the Cahiers were doing this work. They were able to say, "The intellectual nothingness of Louis Malle's films," it was a terrible thing at the time. Truffaut wrote pages and pages in Arts against Delannoy, to defend Bresson. It was always to defend something."

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Littlest Auteurs

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>no Brendan Fraser /film/ thread

Lets change that. Whats your favorite Fraser film? I've seen the Mummy about 20 times as a kid so its probably my favorite one.

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ahh we're under attack!

/tv is here everyone! We're being raided!!! Watch out for the brendanposters and kidкино aka pedoposters!

Hide in this thread and let's talk about Tarkovsky!

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Saw the ad asking for my favourite film, so thought I'd post it. It's basically a movie about movies, it's pretty good.

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/film/s you wished they didn't exist

Prove me wrong that KR2000 was absolute shit and it shouldn't exist, /film/

>KIFT looks like trash

>KITT is a tomato on wheels instead

>they killed Devon off who ironically died in real life, 6 years later

>No RC3 (even though he's a complete dingus in Season 4)

>no Semi

>no Bonnie

>some hotheaded faggot is the new director of FLAG

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What's wrong with /tv/?

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This is currently the state of /tv/ at 27 Sep 2014

There're practically almost no discussions of tv shows except for a few threads with fewer than 10 replies.

I believe we should merge back, allow a bit of shit/Bane posting so we can get more users for a single board than split up.

Otherwise most users would rather go back to posting in 1/2chan.
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Can you guys recommend me some tactical films? Either army or SWAT, paramilitary or whatever. I hate cheesy acting which makes it a little different. Lot's of killing, whites win preferably. I liked American Sniper, Zero Dark Thirty, 13 hours, Hurt Locker, Six, Generation Kill, Lone Survivor, Shooter. What else is good? LOTS of killing plz. Hook me up. I'm so drunk.

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Knight of Cups

Is this good or is Terry Malick finished?

I've read nothing about it

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80's Horror Films

What are your favorite 80's horror films?

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The Neon Demon

Let's discuss this film, /film/. What did you guys think of it, and how did it compare to Refn's previous works?

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how does /film/ feel about this guy

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I swear this is the only good board left, all the other boards on here are so culturally devoid of intelligence. In the past month I've gotten a new found love for French films, as well as classic silent films. I'm a filmmaker in my spare time and some of the stuff you guys have posted has seriously inspired me to get off my fucking ass and actually film something.

Also general Kubrick thread, is his stuff before Dr. Strangelove and 2001 worth watching?
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Let's talk about some films with troubled/interesting/long production histories.

Bonus points if they actually turned out good.

I think A.i. is a great film, but Dune is a different story.

I love its visual style and tone, but the effects are ass, and Lynch clearly had issues condensing the story.

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This was good, and followed up on one of the two big questions from Prometheus.

If the third film answers the other one, then this movie is an excellent middle chapter.

If the third movie blows it, then this movie was still good, but not the sequel to Prometheus that it should have been.

When all the bottomfeeders on /tv/ hate it, you know it's doing something right.

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Which country has the best cinema, /film/? For me:


1. Germany
2. USA
3. France


1. USA
2. France
3. Japan


1. USA (obvs)
2. Italy
3. UK


1. Japan
2. USA
3. France (really tempted to say India)


1. France
2. Italy
3. Japan (maybe USSR)


1. USA
2. Germany
3. UK


2. USA
3. Hong Kong (not technically a country, but very distinct cinema industry)


1. USA
2. France
3. Hong Kong (Taiwan if we're talking quality over quantity)


1. USA, I guess
2. South Korea?
3. dunno lol

So overall USA wins by a pretty large margin.
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Writing and Direction

Which one is more important?
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How much will I miss if I watch the movie before seeing the series?

I take puppet drama rather seriously.
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I came upon this flick recently, by chance. I keep wondering, what's the public's deal with Beyond the Black Rainbow? It isn't nearly as bad or shallow as its reputation claims. Personally, I found it to be very enjoyable, in spite of its slow pace and all-too-known absurd plot twists. The direction and cinematography are both superb, acquiring an aesthetic display on par with arthouse cinema. Perhaps this fact led spectators to believe it would unfold a deeper meaning, even though it is, in essence, a B movie.

Has anybody in here seen it? What did you think of it?
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What a film.

What a beautiful film.

Does it have ANY flaws?

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I'm going to be in the new King Arthur film.

Ask me anything.
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What does /film/ think of Cassavetes?

Hack or no?
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Help me out, /film/. I can't think of any really great "American cinema". By that I mean films that show something of the "American spirit", and American history. Something you would watch and make you damn proud to be an American; either because of the quality of the film making, or the presentation of the subject matter, or both. I'm mainly looking for films that take place before 1900. One or two that already come to mind:

- Young Mr. Lincoln (by John Ford, not sure if that's the title)

- Birth of a Nation

- The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (although I'm not teally looking for Westerns, and I'd prefer historical subject matter)

Bonus points for an actual quality film about Andrew Jackson. pic kind of maybe not related

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As if the franchise hadn't already been dragged through the mud already, they're gonna give it another go!

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Is filmmaking discussion welcome here?

So, I'm about to buy my first entry-level professional camera. I can't decide between getting a Panasonic GH2, hacking it and buying some lenses or getting a GH4 with a single lens.

People online worship the hacked GH2, and I've seen some amazing results with it (Upstream Color by Shane Carruth being a hell of an example), however it seems that the GH4 truly is the future of DLSR entry-level cameras, with my only problem being the $600 difference in price.

What do?

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Does anyone here go on different chans? 4 and 8 /tv/ both suck ass, and this is great but slow.

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Slow Burn

Can /film/ recommend some slow burners?
Something that may take a while to develop, gradually turns on the heat and builds to a nice climax?
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One on One discussion.

Do you guys have a place to chat? An irc channel perhaps? Facebook?

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How to find new films?

ITT: Post some of your personal favorites and anons recommend some you may like

Also, include your process for finding new movies, because it's exhausting for me, personally. where's the rateyourmusic for films?

Anyhow, some of favorites:

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Like visual poetry. Non stop beautiful shots, interesting sets and background.


wicked plot

Face of Another

wicked plot, very creative and aesthetic scenes (especially the doctors room)

Dreams (Yume)

GOAT material, big messages and takeaways, very poetic

Child of God

another GOAT

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Asian Horror

What is your favorite Asian horror film?

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What are the best movies of the Neuer Deutscher Film movement? I already know Herzog, but what about works from other directors? Interesting reads about this topic are also appreciated

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what's the name of that foreign movie that shows a guy opening a door to see a little girl fully naked, gagged and bound to a toilet?

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What are some good WW2 films from the German's perspective?

Holocaust was not all that mattered in the war

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We're finally back online.

Hopefully you missed this board--at least a little bit.

Codemonkey was able to recover most threads and posts after the site database was deleted by a hacker. Some post elements are still missing but there are ways to fill the gaps. If you notice anything that needs to be fixed, please reply to this thread.

For reference, /film/ is archived in two places:

Official: https://archive.8ch.net/threads.html#!film

Internet Archive: http://web.archive.org/web/*/8ch.net/film/index.html

I'm able restore embeds by editing individual posts. Images with a /file_store/ URL can be restored if the same file is uploaded anywhere on the site. At least I hope that works. Older images with a /film/src/ URL cannot be restored because I cannot edit post attachments.

I'm disappointed that many flags are gone. Country flags have been part of the character of this board since the beginning. Unfortunately there's not much I can do about that either.

Perhaps you visited the endchan bunker during the downtime: https://endchan.xyz/film/ . We also own https://8ch.pl/film/ . For now these boards are backup options just in case things don't work out here.

OK that's it. Welcome back everyone. I hope we haven't lost too many people.

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Hey /film/ I got a question for you.

What is the best way to get normies to not just like cape shit or whatever is popular for the decade.

Most people into cinema I talk to tend to have had parents who showed them alternative and world cinema and were exposed at a young age.

How do I convince soccer mom who's favourite film is titanic to check out someone like Kubrick?

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George Lucas


Here's his most famous student film. It would become the basis of his first feature film.


And here is an interesting article about the Star Wars prequels.

What do you guys think of this man?

Personally, I think that he's the most misunderstood person to ever direct a movie.

Every single film he's made has been worthy of study and interest.

From his earliest student films to Revenge Of The Sith.

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"Bad Films"

I watch many films that most people would consider bad. I do not mean overproduced films that critics hate, like Transformers, but just movies that most people dislike for objective reasons. I think watching movies that are of lower quality really inspires me and keeps my brain engaged, thinking of ways to improve the movie, what the director could be thinking and why things turned out the way they did.

Isaac Asimov said that the best source of inspiration for him was through watching mildly interesting movies.

I believe an important part of being a connoisseur in anything is to consume a lot of shit. Do you agree?
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What would his style had been like if he grew up in America?

Do you think he would've found any success?

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Hello posters of /film/, we are halfway through 2016, what are your favourite movies you've seen this year so far?

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Where should I start with Pasolini?
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Film questions

ITT: Ask questions you have about particular films. Be respectful and spoiler (at least seemingly) important elements to the film.

>The Turin Horse

Why do the woodworms stop eating?
Why does the storm stop?
What do these things signify? I feel that they're heavily symbolic of something.
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Coming up with an infallible rating system

So I'm a really fucking bored autist with literally nothing better to do. Pic related shows how an older version of the rating system ranked a portion of the 200 or so I ran through it.

Currently, the system I have in place works on a 400 point scale that I then turn into a 0 - 100% overall rating:

>Viewer Score (IMDb - mostly unbiased)

>Critic Score (RT - slight bias)

>Return on Investment (The Numbers/Box Office Mojo - occasional bias with some films needing to resort to a default figure if no information can be found)

>Mistakes (IMDb's Goofs section - occasionally biased against more popular films but works well against others such as Superman IV or the earlier Fas'n'Fury installments)

But before I go into it full time for about an hour each day, I need to know if there's anything else I should consider adding. I contemplated separating Ebert's scores from the rest of the critics but that would have been too time consuming and he doesn't review things on a 100 or even 10 point scale, so it would be locked at certain values. I also considered the J-Dar, but then realized it had shut down with the lights on but no-one in, not to mention the severe bias it would have and the incorrect information it sometimes possesses.

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How come there is so little *intelligent* diversity of opinion about film (or anything really) on the internet?

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What movements of cinema are your favorites & why? OP is a faggot and doesn't start

>British New Wave (late 1950s - late 1960s) ...

>Scandinavian Revival (1940s - 1950s) ...

>Japan's Golden Age of Cinema (1950s) ...

>New Queer Cinema (early 1990s) ...

>Third Cinema (1960s - 1970s) ...

>Neorealism (1944–1952) ...

>German Expressionism (1910s - 1930s) ...

>Soviet Montage (1920s - 1930s)

>French New Wave

>Left Bank



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ITT: Patrician 'flicks'
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Where are some other good boards/forums/websites that have relatively active communities that actually discuss film?

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How /film/ got /film/

So how did you enter the world of non-mainstream cinema? Did you make a deliberate push to watch more alternative films, for example? And when?
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What are some good mindfuck movies?
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What's the most interesting theme you've ever seen in a movie?

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Really looking for some films that have a sense of catharsis, a strong emotional drive to it. Films that are known to have a lot of heart, or handle something in a way to draw out emotion. I'm sorry if I'm not exactly clear, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

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Can you recommend nice websites to find/watch films? I have torrents banned on my network, and sometimes I just can't find the movies I want.

Pretty much more often I just use /r/megalinks/ which is limited is hell.

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Abel Gance - Napoleon (1927)

So did any of you guys get to see Napoleon when it played in San Francisco or London?

Seems like it would have been an amazing experience. I've never even seen a silent film with a live orchestra. I'm holding off watching this film just in case I get the chance to attend one of these screenings someday.

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I've been reading a lot about semiotics lately and I'm hoping to watch some films that deal with semiotics in one way or another, I feel like film as a medium is uniquely suited to tackle it. I'm sure there are a ton of films that do so but I'm not really sure where to start, mid-period Godard (70s and 80s) looks promising... It seems like academic-type films would probably be ripe with this stuff. Anyone have any recs?

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ITT Your favorite "hidden gem" type movie.
Mine's 3 O'Clock High. Nobody ever seems to remember this one. It's a shame, because it's High Noon meets John Hughes. What's not to love?
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ITT: Post your favorite movies.

Just post films you really like and comment on others.

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Recently I stopped watching films and started reading instead. Now that I want to return I find myself more picky with the films I watch. My favourite director used to be Kieslowski because of his humanity. Then I read David Foster Wallace and were underwhelmed by Kieslowskis philosophy.

I'm trying to ask for some names of directors/ films that goes beyond aesthetics and deeply studies characters and learn important life lessons through the philosophy of the film. Any ideas?

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Motion in cuts

Can we talk about instances of motion in a particular direction continuing through a cut?

For instance, I was watching Revenge of The Sith and this scene caught my eye.

The starfighter crashes toward the screen, followed by a cut to Grievous motioning in the same direction + slow camera zoom in.

It's just a really effective little technique IMO and i'd like to talk about uses of it in film.

Post examples you've noticed if you'd like.

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I was rewatching The Shining just now, and noticed a discrepancy that doesnt seem to have been explained. When Jack enters the Gold Room in a past party, Midnight, The Stars and You is playing. The end of the movie with the portrait dates those events at the 4th of July, 1921, which couldn't have been possible because Midnight the stars and you was written in 1934. Was this intentional to show how arbitrary the passing of time is from a viewpoint in the present, or was it an oversight?

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Let's Expand Our Internet Presence

One way to advertise /film/ is to create profiles on movie websites. I made an account on letterpleb with some of the lists from this board:


I used favorites from >>8357 and added films that people had mentioned here previously (not comprehensive). The profile still looks empty without reviews and ratings. It might be best to add some reviews for obscure films. Then we'll get noticed when people search for them.

EDIT: I changed my mind. Obscure is good, but we'll have limited impact if that's all we post. So contribute whatever you want.

If you guys want to help you can:

- Give some quick film ratings.

- Find reviews to add, maybe one you posted here in the past. It doesn't have to be a Film Comment essay. In fact if you're funny or subversive it helps us stand out.

- Suggest other lists. We talked about doing a poll of everyone's favorites to create a toplist.

- Follow the account and "like" the content to boost the numbers.

- Offer any other suggestions for improvement

After we get this profile up and running, I will move on to other sites and duplicate what I can.

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Hello we set up a new turkish imageboard, you guys are welcome here.With google translate you can undertsand most of the things and hang around on there do stuff, idk.


have a nice day /film/

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Lisztomania (1975)

What do you think of this bizzare musical comedy? Was it kino, or just a crazy flick?

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This board is completely dead. Should we buy a banner and try to generate more traffic? Or should we migrate to a different community or forum?

What are some good alternatives?

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plz hap me

what movie is this gif from??

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Hello, /film/

This board is probably infinitely more dedicated to watching rather than making films, but it is the closest thing, this chan has to offer,

so I'm going to ask anyways.

on /mu/, we're having this long running project, called "Autistic Rage Festival", which is a not too serious collab of anons making music.


It will not take much listening time to pinpoint the effort in the entire discography, but it would nevertheless be fucking fantastic,

if someone could make a music video for basicly ANY track. There are no expectations to it, and therefor no limits either. As mentioned,

the whole ARF project is not too serious, in case anyone is determined to make a video, and said person should really not put too much ambition or time into to it, but anyways.

also sorry, if this post is a duplicate

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10/10 film scenes, god I love this bit so much.
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Walt Disney Documentary on PBS

Is anyone else checking this out? I never knew the kind of hardships this man had and overcame.

Walt Disney is a legend.

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I really want to get into Ho Hsiao Hsien's work, but I have no idea what to start with. A City of Sadness or Millenium Mambo? Or do I do it chronologically?
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Art without limitations?

"The absence of limitations is the enemy of art."

With the continued slide of what's acceptable on screen I feel that we've lost an important caveat to film making. The more brash and uncensored film making becomes, the more that I see it losing some of its basic creativity. Where as directors and writers had to pick and choose where they could put a bit of scandilous content, now they take it for granted. Violence, and dramatic moments in some newer films lack the bombastic impact that they did in the golden era.

This isn't an all new films are bad thread, cause that'd be a lie. What I'm saying is that the restrictions placed so that films couldn't constantly show what they wanted, forced film makers to get creative in ways that they wouldn't now. And it also gives moments that would have zero impact in one of today's films, a stronger hit, a real sense of feeling.

What those who haven't watched the earlier era of cinema tend to forget is how much weight little things can carry. How drastic the swing can be from moments that would never even touch the audiences heart in a film full of extravagant moments. In a way, we get further from an artistic purity as we get closer to seeing everything on screen.

How do you feel about this /film/?

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Does /film/ use film related social media sites like MUBI, Trakt, Letterboxd or IMDB?

I've found MUBI the best way to find new interesting films with following people with different tastes.

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Reflexive films

Recommend some films that are aware of their own artifice, I'll start with an obvious one

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What are the best new films you watched this year?

Or if you don't have access to a world class arthouse theatre, discuss the best old films you discovered in the current year.

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So has anyone seen this yet? How is it?

I heard it's basically a character profile, which reminds me a little of Dirty Wars. In fact Dirty Wars was mostly style with not much (new) substance.
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Where do you download?

What torrent sites do you recommend for films?

With Kick Ass Torrents dead I'm at a loss for more commercial, art house or classic stuff.

Also, http://horrorcharnel.org/signup.php is now open for sign ups. Great place for horror, though the place is in need of a revamp.

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ITT: Academic /film/ related stories

I assume i wasn't the only person who was lucky enough to study Film/Motion Pictures in the pre SJW times. Did you ever experience anything interesting or have stories to tell?


>When it came to auteur theory aside from the mandatory goth chick writing about Tim Burton i was the only person in the class that didn't write about Quentin Tarantino.

>When being shown jurassic Park during a period on the history of SFX a student who was a self professed fundamentalist Christian left in outrage at this "moral degeneracy", 4 months later he would be removed from the course for attempting to rape a Lesbian girl on campus to "fix here"

>One of the final exam live study films was The Happiness of the Katakuris and one student handed in a single piece of paper with "I DONT GET IT I JUST LOVE FUCKING STAR WARS" on it. Surprisingly he was not Rich Evans.

>More than half the class fell asleep during Citzen Kane.

>The surprise hit was Perfect Blue by Satoshi Kon.

>When moving onto practical work and placement in the industry health and safety forms had to be signed swearing there was no chance of meteor strike, volcanic eruption of nearby nuclear conflict.

>Started 130 in year one, down to 5 in year 4, was one of 2 that graduated.

What was your film school time like?

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Did anyone ever catch this?

I saw it in the cinema during a festival, but I had trouble staying awake. Either that's the film's subject matter being very effective on me, or, the film was really boring.
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Can we discuss Apichatpong Weerasethakul's body of work?
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What do you guys think of the whole "cinema only lasted a century" opinion that seems to be common among many great directors?

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Is this still a thing? Do people still make these type of films?

Also post your favorites

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If it's okay for me to just beg here, what are some films involving alien space? I might be okay with their being a bit lowbrow - perhaps I can't expect every recommendation to be Stalker or Solaris, but then I'm not exactly looking for something of a human philosophical space, anyway: The thing is that I wish to see a world fundamentally unlike our own (or fundamentally unlike what we would see to have made our own, anyway) rendered as vividly - as coherently - as possible. Think cosmic horror, perhaps.

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Do any of you make films?

What do you watch for inspiration?

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>it's a board for plebs that can't talk about movies on /tv/

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Anybody know where I can get a copy (digital or physical) of A Fugitive from the Past (1965) with english subtitles? Been meaning to watch it forever.

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I've been really obsessed with Douglas Sirk and the lineage of directors he influenced. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Pedro Almodóvar and Todd Haynes specifically. Could someone recommend some modern or classic melodramas or comedies with strong colors, aesthetics similar to 50's Hollywood and central female characters? This can also be gen. discussion thread for Sirk and his style.
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This is probably the best film MTV has ever produced. I came in with no expectations except that it made me feel uncomfortable to watch as a kid. Alexander Payne deserves more recognition for his work.

Has anyone read the novel?

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>Kurzel's Macbeth

>New films by HHH, Van Sant, Sorrentino, Jia Zhang, Villeneuve, Apichatpong, Kawase and Kurosawa

>pic related alone makes my dick diamonds

Is this the best line-up of Cannes' recent history? I'm definitely hyped.

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Four Nights of a Dreamer

Anyone know where I can watch this? I've searched ebay, jewtube and amazon with no luck ;__;

I hear that this is one of Bressons best films too...

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Can ISIS' propaganda films be considered art?

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Film Club #17 - The King of Kings (Cecil B. DeMille, 1927) and Religious Films

With Easter and Passover this week, it's an opportune time to think about cinematic depictions of faith and religion. The film to spur the discussion is Cecil B. DeMille's silent account of the adult life of Jesus Christ.

> In a genre that deserves the best that artists can offer but is too often plagued by mediocrity, DeMille's flawed but powerful The King of Kings remains one of Hollywood’s most remarkable achievements. ~~ Decent Films

> Whether you’re religious or not, King of Kings is a monumental technical achievement of its era. Most notable are its impressive cinematography, ghostly special effects which must have been shocking in its day, and the appearance of an early form of color in two of its scenes — a two-strip Technicolor predecessor that remains one of few uses of color in a silent film. ~~ AMC Movie Guide


In addition to discussing The King of Kings, I think we should broaden the scope to evaluate other portrayals of religion onscreen. Do religious films face unique challenges that other films do not? What positive and negative traits stand out in the films you've seen? Is there a tradeoff between the sacred and the entertaining?
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rate my film, /tv/


how did i do?

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Horse Money

i remember kg having horse money up for a bit before it was removed.

does anyone still have that copy or a mega link to it? really been meaning to watch it and would appreciate it.

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ITT: we post 10/10 movies

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Film request

ITT: Request certain premises, concepts and etc. that you'd like to see in a film, and others will suggest films fitting, or similar to, those ideas.

I'd like to see more Muay Thai related film, but stuff that's not just about the fighting; With actual drama going on, with the fights being sort of a glue holding it together. OGF was the closest to this I found, but I wish there was more fighting throughout, not necessarily just for the sake of having an action scene, but to pose a setting in which further exposition could be presented and to make a cohesive pattern out of the few fight scenes that are actually there, so they don't feel so sudden.
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How to stream?

I'm trying to get a friend of mine into patrician films, I told him we'd watch Werckmeister Harmonies but I want him to see it in good quality and he doesn't have a KG account or anything... I remember we streamed a couple of films back in the film club days, can anyone tell me how to do that? What's a good site? ty

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Is anyone seeing this?

I know it's being played currently in a lot of cities.

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Film Blog

Hi /film/. I've been thinking about starting a film blog, which I've done a few times before but I always give up on it. This time I'm going to try to be more committed to it, and as most people here seem to watch good movies and have interesting thoughts on them, I thought it might be kind of cool to reach out to you guys and see if anyone was interested in contributing some film writing.

I don't have any specific angle in mind, I was probably just going to write a few hundred words on whatever movies I've been watching recently, but I would be open to more structured ideas for recurring columns (i.e. a column covering all the Zatoichi movies or films of a certain director or country, whatever). I would also be open to making the whole thing more focused if anyone would be interested, one potential idea I had was covering "New Waves" of various countries. But I'll see what everyone wants to do.

As long as the writing is thoughtful and interesting I don't really care what the movies are, only restriction would be none of the really mainstream Hollywood stuff like Star Wars and Superhero movies, but I doubt anyone would want to write about that anyway. I don't expect this to go anywhere but I think it could be fun. If any of you are interested, let me know, I'm flexible and open to suggestions. Here's the initial site I made, subject to change: https://moviesfilmscinemablog.wordpress.com/

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Comment on the last film you watched

New thread!

What was the last thing you watched, and what did you think of it?

Old thread here:



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2016 Sundance Film Festival

Anyone on /tv/ attending? I was thinking about going this year, but decided next year would be better so my buddy can come with.

Which movies are you most excited about? Which movies are getting positive buzz? Which one will be the crown jewel?

Discuss all things Sundance and Robert Redford.

The ones I'm interested in so far:

>Goat (frat-hazing drama featuring Nick Jonas)

>Other People (black comedy featuring Jesse Plemmons and Molly Shannon)

>Manchester by the Sea (community/family drama featuring my boy Kyle Chandler; also Casey Affleck)

>Christine (Rebecca Hall plays an anchor who an heroes on a live broadcast)

I'm really rooting for Rebecca Hall. She's a very underrated actress who has never relied on looks to get a role. Then again, I'll always root for a movie to be good—it's a win for the fans of the medium.

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watch my short

Hey, /film/, this is basically the only internet community on film that I enjoy visiting, maybe you guys can give me feedback on the short film I made recently. It was made with zero budget and I was the only crew, so don't expect too much. But I'm reasonably happy with how it turned out, other than not having a tripod/steadicam.

Here it is: https://vimeo.com/138888895

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Film Composers

Do you have any favourite film composers, /film/?

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>I suggest you both go outside and discuss it sensibly in the street

Why was Withnail such a coward bastard?

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>Not admiring directors who disregard the mental and physical safety of their actors and/or audience

Also a reminder that Spielberg is for normies.

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Should I go see Cul-De-Sac in 35mm?

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Eiseinstein in Guanajuato

Anyone seen this?

>Venerated filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein (Elmer Bäck) travels to Mexico to shoot his new film after being shunned by Hollywood. There he has a sensual experience that becomes a significant turning point in his life and career.

>Dir. by Peter Greenaway

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I think it could be a good idea to start this board off with some OC, what do you think?

I've made this, it's a work in progress and I think it should be a group endeavor to include the most diverse tastes, so if you think something should be edited/added/removed feel free to contribute.

I've also made a template if someone else feels like making their own grid (I'm also looking for suggestions on other themes), you can download it here:

It's very easy to edit: I've grouped the titles and the posters together, to add a poster (or a screenshot if the latter is not available) simply copy the image, select the grey rectangle with magic wand and paste into (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+V) so you don't have to worry about them being aligned.
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Anyone know where i can find and download the original cut for Salò?

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What movie is this?

never seen this before

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If any of you have seen The Wild Angels, why does Blues let himself get arrested in the end?

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What kind of movies did you enjoy as a child, and do you still think any of them have merit?

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The Deserter and the Nomads

The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting

Entranced Earth

The Counterfeit Coin

Electra, My Love

La Terra Trema


Burying Old Alive

The Temptation of St. Tony

Let’s Go with Pancho Villa


Black Cross

Alexander the Great

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Daily reminder

Cinema's most important aspect is the aesthetics.

It's the logical axiom of cinema, the first and therefore absolute truth to the medium. Meaning that, in a rough manner, sounds and storyline coherence are secondary to the will of aesthetic.

Following the systematic distribution of categories within cinema, it's logical to affirm that the diegetic structure of the mimesis is what matters the most, as it's closely vinculated to the roots of the medium itself.

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We pitch a premise for a short film. Preferably something that won't take a lot of production and can be done with few to none extra-resources.

>character is trapped into a room with a ghost

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Where can I buy Guido's glasses?

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Films with similar aesthetic to Chungking Express?

>The film uses slower speed frame rates with the camera shutter open more (to show the “flashes of light”) to create a dream-like motion with all the blurriness.

I'm looking for films that make use of this same technique but in a more throughout manner. Thank you.

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L' Atalante (1934)

I thought it was aesthetically efficient. I liked the offbeat tone and the disregard to standard filmic narrative. I also liked the combination of a sterile and gritty dreamlike Paris (devoid of any charm and magic) habited by marginal and borderline grotesque characters, going opposite to what is often being promoted by the media. But at the end of the film I realized it was nothing to write home about. A very simplistic and carefully constructed story done with occasional doses of flare and passion, surprisingly never losing the diegetic ground for unconvenient mistakes that might've prejudiced viewing immersion. A precise film.

I'd like to hear what you folks thought about this one.

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Outdated film tecniques

For me, is the fade away. It is useless. Other than expressing a relation of brief temporal/spatial shift between a two determined events (A and B) it is succintly limited and archaic as a form of communicating ideas.

A fade away inside the current filmic system is bound to failure. A modern hollywood film averages 2000-3000 cuts. In this case a fade might even break a film's diegetic reality.

A filmmaker that indulges with this technique is deriding the medium, attempting to prove something by asserting a domain of montage which he clearly does not retain. Thus the use of this technique should be energetically disencouraged.

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smart-ish humor

whqt movies made you laugh without using comedian actors
just plain old good writing
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Why do so many people seem to dislike Tom Cruise films?

I realize he's a terrible person and a Scientologist, but he's a great actor and is fantastic to watch on the screen.

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What did you guys think of this movie?

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Film Club Suggestions

At /film/ we have an ongoing Film Club which features titles suggested by the board. Usually there's a different theme each month. The tentative plan for March was to start Concerning Violence in a few days while choosing two other films for later in the month.

However since Concerning Violence is not yet widely available outside private sites, many members may not be able to watch it. If anyone has a link, we can still do it. Otherwise we'll wait until later.

Either way, the floor is open to suggest interesting films to be featured this month and beyond. We can continue February's theme of newer releases, or look at political documentaries, or perhaps there's another theme you'd like to explore. Let's hear your ideas.
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Has there ever been a good movie based on a TV show or a good movie that spawned a TV show? If so, what?

Also really sorry for shilling but I'm running >>>/tele/ for people who want to talk about shows/movies/cartoons/etc. without all the braindead shitposting on /tv/

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The Duke of Burgundy

The new movie from Peter Strickland is just out on bluray. Thoughts?

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Does anybody here have an interest in screenwriting? Or experience selling their script(s)?

I'm thinking of banging out 3 or 4 ideas I've had bouncing around my head, but considering that I'm an American (not film) student living in Europe with no funds for a trip to LA–how fucked am I?

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>That guy whos absolutely desperate to be seen as a 'patrician' and wants everyone to know he has seen a film or two based on YMS's recommendations

>Treats none english cinema as something weird or strange hoping he gets seen as 'quirky' or worldly

>Acts like a snob about other peoples tastes

>Doesnt understand anything about the art of cinema including basic shit like mise en scene, framing and colour theory

>Acts as a judge of peoples tastes because he bought two japanese horror movies from HMV's world cinema section

>Doesnt understand world cinema is just cinema, not showing at your local theatre doesnt imbibe it with a special cred.

>Wants everyone to know his tastes and how 'patrician he is compared to mainstream plebs'



Do you know That Guy?

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Sad movies

What sad movies do you like, and recommend. I usually don't watch sad films.

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Hibakusha Cinema

Today marks the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, so let's get talking about Hibakusha cinema.

What films or documentaries have you seen/plan on seeing that reflect on the bombing or cope with themes relative to that event.