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Cool, mysterious white male protagonist Anonymous 08/02/2021 (Mon) 17:48:32 No.1831 [Reply]
Because cinema needs this type of character. All suggestions are welcome.
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>>1892 >>1893 Cuckchan spotted.
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>>2200 >still has no argument months later
>>2201 >everybody who disagrees with me is the same person >bumps thread even when discussion is off-topic >another halfchan filename Cuckchan spotted.
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>>2206 >rambling about jews/JIDF isn't off topic and cuckchan behavior >unix timestamps are cuckchan Your (sub-80 IQ) brain on cuckchan /pol/.

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Top flicks of the year 08/03/2021 (Tue) 13:25:01 No.1834 [Reply]
Hello anons, what were your top flicks of the year 2020?
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Posthumous Ruiz
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>>1847 It's a video essay about anorexia that occasionally experiments with the form in interesting ways. I've put it on my list of top flicks of 2020 so yeah, I've seen it. I've had White Noise on my 2019 list. La vie nue seems to be online but it's a short video art piece, I really liked the idea of using thermal cameras for the photos but I don't know if it was edited all that well.
>>1834 >>1858 I'd like to request that you enumerate your graphics with titles. The aesthetics are stunning and I don't want to bug you with 7+ separate questions about where they come from
>>2130 much appreciated

Soviet/Russian Art Anonymous 07/24/2021 (Sat) 09:33:57 No.1699 [Reply]
The Russians are great at art. This is a thread for their crafts, mainly films/tv, but other interesting forms of art are welcome too. The Criterion's restoration of War and Peace is simply gorgeous.
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>>1819 Full movie with Eng subs on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McKuFBAp_i8 Epic, exquisite and riveting. Still haven't been released on Bluray though.
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mp4/webm Anonymous 04/26/2021 (Mon) 23:28:13 No.1533 [Reply]
Video Clips: Old and New
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>>1954 That post is more than a month old, oh well nevermind >>1956
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Film books Anonymous 12/12/2020 (Sat) 02:01:11 No.963 [Reply]
A thread to discuss and share books about films. Pic related is "The Film Book" by DK Publishing. I love picture books from DK when I was small, and now being an adult, I bought a physical copy of this. It consists of general knowledge about the history of cinema, how a film is made, and the large part of the book is about genres, cinema from different countries, top 100 directors and top 100 films. The book is not too in-depth and doesn't feature anything too obscure. It works well as a beginner guide for film enthusiasts. A lot of non-Hollywood films and directors are featured so it's a plus. The book is contained in a tin box and presented really nicely (like all DK products). Anyway, I saw this laughable 1-star rating on Goodreads: "...no Tarantino in the list of directors?! REALLY!?! And no Pulp Fiction in the list of best movies?! REALLY!?!" Kek. Hope this thread will help us find more reading materials and more films/directors to watch.
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Any good books about film making? I've already read pic related, looking for something similar. Preferably by people outside of Hollywood.
I've been reading introduction to a true history of cinema and television (caboose english version) while trying to watch godard chronologically. also reading harocki's godard book, speaking about godard. i'm at la chinoise now. any recs on other good books on godard?
Does somebody know of a decent uploading service? i used AnonFiles but they pulled a good one on me and deleted 10+gb despite being under a user due to i suppose lack of downloads, so there goes using it as an official library. I want to give Mega a try due to not taking down anything from me, or that anon who posted that one controversial german girl robot movie, but i think they check your IP for amount of accounts linked there but i could be wrong. I have a hand grenade of a couple hundred books ranging some of the technical sides of movies (filmmaking) and i know if i don't do it soon i won't until much later. >>2151 >any recs You could try staying sane and not watching him but there's a widely circulated PDF called The Films of Jean-Luc Godard: Seeing the Invisible. Can't say if it is good but if there's something about Godard fans is that they know very well how to spin his work into seeming mostly interesting rather than okayish.
>>2171 thanks for the rec. not sure if mega tracks IP, i always use it for uploading stuff for people. I must have tens of accounts by now

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Documentaries Thread Anonymous 09/01/2020 (Tue) 22:43:44 No.542 [Reply] [Last]
[JW02 ~ 04/16/2020] A thread to post and request good documentaries on the variety of subjects. I'll start with some choice docus on ancient Egypt. All are selected for quality of presentation, study of subject as well as absence of current year agendas, we wuz kangz niggers etc. Romer's Egypt (3 episodes; 1982) and Ancient Lives (4 episodes; 1984) – the finest and quintessential ancient Egypt presentation; a soothing, in-depth look into ancient Egypt’s life and culture. It has that unmistakable classy 80s look that elevates it above the rest. https://www.invidio.us/channel/UC4gF7P8JKlJ9xAz8MF6AhFw/videos https://www.invidio.us/user/xinistri/videos Egypt: Beyond the Pyramids (4 episodes; 2001) – somewhat similar to Romer’s; not as in-depth or classy but still an enjoyable watch. https://www.dailymotion.com/search/Egypt%3A%20Beyond%20the%20Pyramids The Robot, The Dentist and the Pyramid (1 episode; 2020) – an excellent amateur documentary about the latest attempt to explore the shaft of the Great Pyramid. https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=rhsddHgybTo Immortal Egypt (4 episodes; 2016) – despite being modern and hosted by a wommyn, it surprisingly manages to somehow avoid the current year pozz and is very much watchable. Probably the best HD series on the matter.

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>>2159 Here's a newer one https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0426688/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMCEK7pJvZg https://ulozto.net/hledej?q=BBC.The.First.World.War >There have been some pretty good documentary series on World War One - like the BBC's '1914-18' and 'The Great War,' which inspired 'The World at War' - but this Channel Four series is the best ever. Unlike almost all of the others it gives you a look at the WORLD war aspect of it, not just focusing on the Western Front or (like most poor US documentaries) on the last year when America was involved, you also see the war in Russia, in Arabia, in Africa to get a real sense of the scale. Unlike 1914-18 it takes a chronological look at the war, but does it in a riveting way: the first episode plays like a thriller, while others are like tragedies. And it doesn't fall in for clichés or easy targets. It dispels a lot of myths along the way (for example, did you know the assassinated Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand was anti-militarist and had actually prevented war breaking out several times? I didn't) and holds your attention throughout. And the haunting end title music written by a composer who died in the war is unforgettable.
>>2160 I checked the IMDB ones, I don't think it's there. Maybe it was amateur. I'll find it one day.
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Juris Podnieks' six documentaries are overlooked yet indispensable for what they are as they capture the dying days of the Soviet Union from someone born and raised in it with two of them focusing on his native Latvia. The most famous of these is Krustceļš where the Baltics defied and vied their independence through song and linking hands together around their nation singing folk songs and dressing in national costume. Podnieks and his crew were shot at and beaten during these protests with one member dying during filming.
>>2163 I just checked IMDb and it doesn't mention End of Empire, I'm guessing they skipped it since it could be considered an updated version of "Soviets". Do you know where I can find the Stone of Sisyphus?
>>2163 It's really a shame that Juris died so young, soon after the USSR finally collapsed. His work is phenomenal.

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/film/ on Letterboxd Anonymous 09/02/2020 (Wed) 19:26:42 No.608 [Reply]
[JW16 ~ 01/06/2020] https://letterboxd.com/8chanfilm/ /film/ Top 250 https://letterboxd.com/8chanfilm/list/film-top-250/ /film/ Favorite Shorts https://letterboxd.com/8chanfilm/list/film-favorite-shorts/ I'm surprised this account hasn't been shadowbanned or deleted just yet. Will we continue adding films to the top 250?
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>>1873 I nominated the theme. I havent posted since 8ch but I was wondering if you consider The Plague Dogs (1982) and Punishment Park or Edvard Munch or some nod towards Peter Watkins.
>>1912 >I havent posted since 8ch Welcome back bud >I was wondering if you consider I'm not the BO but i think he would add any movie as long as you think it's one of your personal favorites, for me i think Punishment Park is a bit of a leaner to one side but the concept itself makes for a compelling work, hell the poster art is still very iconic and one of the main reasons people watch it.
>>1913 I agree on Punishment, so I dont mind if Edvard gets it either since thats also very well done but I need to watch it again to make sure. I have been going through the list and am on Manuel by Raul and so far Ive liked pretty much all of them, I couldnt watch Taigo, Revelateur or The Falls but thats it, so far Satantango and Werkmeister have stuck with me, even if I did not care for his particular thoughts in the latter. Eros was also really good but City of Pirates takes the cake. I have never seen such an effortless film. It just flows between sets and time stands still until its over.
god, i haven't posted since the 8ch days either >>1872 i second something from SEL. i've watched a few from SEL. Sweetgrass, People's Park, Leviathan, Yumen, Manakamana, Single Stream, The Iron Ministry, Caniba. Really interested in the earlier ernst karel stuff, and also i heard they are working on a new film which has something to do with hospitals? not sure if it's out I recommend Leviathan out of the ones I've watched. It's the most well known but also i think the best
>>2152 Welcome back anon.

Iranian Cinema Anonymous 09/01/2020 (Tue) 15:17:57 No.366 [Reply] [Last]
[JW05 ~ 05/10/2020] Iranian cinema warrants its own thread as the style of them and their directors are distinct enough to stand out and level up with Europeans. The 5 movies here are classics or well-known to start with. The Death of Yazdgerd recalls the kangaroo court upon a family of accusing the refuging last shah of the Sassanian dynasty. Where Is the Friend's Home details a child trying to give his friend his homework he took on accident lest his friend be expelled. Atom Heart Mother is some paranormal mystery thriller during the recession I didn't have subtitles for it. Ballad of Tara is about a women giving away her grandfather's possessions to her village as she can't keep them but finds no one who will accept his shamshir. The Night Bus is about an Iranian prisoner convoy of Arab POWs in 1983 during the Iran-Iraq War.
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>>2106 >>>/meta/15220 So it's a thumbnailer problem. I'd have to delete the the broken image before uploading it again. Testing an image with 1% more compression.
>>2102 I watched this film upon your suggestion, and found the camerawork to be amazing. The shot composition and mise en scene were something else. Not to mention the camera movement! The long take at the end where the crippled lady drags herself down the stairs I found to be particularly impactful. I also loved that despite their supposed grandiosity and superiority due to their wealth the wealthy cripple and the one who married her mother both die next to each other on the dirty bottom floor of the very mansion mansion they fought over. Literally below everyone since they were underground, but figuratively representing their abysmal morals. In the end, it is your morals are what define your standing in life relative to others. I am not sure about the meaning of the final shot. Do you think it could be to show the insignificance of their quarrels? I would love to hear your thoughts, because frankly I thought it could just have easily ended on the shot before.
>>2116 That's a great point about the two family members. The quarrels were fruitless because despite everyone's scheming and moral degradation, there was virtually no one left to claim the inheritance. The last shot is shocking because it's completely at odds with the rest of the film so it forces you to reprocess what you just saw. I've seen films that end with a zoom out high into the sky, but in this case the audience is removed even farther. We have a conflict in time that I'm not sure was hinted earlier, although I didn't follow every line of the washwomen scenes. My best explanation is that separating the film from reality emphasizes the story as a fable/myth. I see other people saying the shot makes you reassess possible perspectives of interpretation for the film, which is true, but to leave it there is answering one question with another question.
>>2117 >My best explanation is that separating the film from reality emphasizes the story as a fable/myth. See I thought almost the opposite (that is if I am understanding what you said correctly). I thought that it could be to emphasise how close this story is to reality, that it takes place, or could be taking place, in any one of these habitations. I guess that does emphasise the allegorical elements of it, but also that it is real (or at least could be). Something to consider is also the expensive mansions vs the cheap city housing. I still need to think more about this, but I'm sure good analysis could be made from this starting point.
>>2118 Right, I was trying to say that the original story transcends its original setting. It is separate from the material reality because it did not just happen, But it endures on some mythic level since the film finds it within the present.

Suspense/Thriller General Anonymous 07/19/2021 (Mon) 12:29:53 No.1651 [Reply]
Films that keep you on the edge of your seats. Be it action, crime, spy, political, psychological... all thrills are welcome.
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>>1794 >Aaand if you want vulgar, homosexual and sometimes bizarre visages look no further to Johnny To's hong kong gossip rumors, that's why i knew of him in the beginning, he's had very nasty and hilarious stories (that i guess are most fake) that fortunately are usually shadowed by his films. When i researched the asian action scene in the beginning there was always jokes about him, old IMDB forums had some of them. I haven't heard of any nasty stories involving Johnnie To lol. Maybe the Asians are more silent when it comes to that stuff. >still haven't tackled him as Tsui Hark and Chang Cheh have proven to be long experiences for me. I'm not interested martial arts movies tbh; also you not being an Asian (I assume) will have harder time getting into that genre from the Chinese. They tend to use a lot of classic literature references and the dialogue could become weird/lost in translation into English. On the other hand, Hong Kong action movies (from directors like John Woo, Johnnie To, Andrew Lau etc.) are more accessible to the western audience. >it's honestly quite cheesy as to appeal to campy asian mainstream sensibilities but still if one can pass the melodramatic nature of it at times (slow-motion death scenes with melancholic music-tier). Haha I totally understand this, the melodrama is indeed popular in mainstream Hong Kong/Chinese movies (not what I like tbh). I like Drug War because it's gritty and void of that thing, and so are the Election movies. >i still hate the co-protagonist's actor Andy Lau for it, such a good dastardly soulless dog-eating chink performance that i cannot see away when watching his other movies, even when he plays fairy tale good guys I totally agree lol, he's kinda wooden and has this wide-eyed expression all the time which becomes annoying after you've watched for long. This kind of one-note acting is more on display when he plays good characters and make me hard to root for him, which comes off as a boring idealistic determined good guy. Besides the plot and dialogue, the actor's approach to portray the character is also very important to make it ring with the audience I guess.
>>1798 >will have harder time getting into that genre from the Chinese It was a steep curve and i bet i haven't and will not get most of the classical references, but after seeing tons of movies i can suspect what they say, the writing in kung fu stuff is VERY formulaic and the references made explicit (Monkey King, The Water Margins, Confucius singing his teachings, Taoist esoterics). It's trash and you would be in the clean for ignoring it, but it's crack for me and it's either that or porn lol. My difficulty with them is that they are so many, but in terms of Cheh's i know the reason, he was fronting for his aides and associates. English subtitles don't help either, they are worse than the dubbing sometimes which is no small feat, still it's mostly cheap entertainment for the stunts and the classical chinese pre-surgery beauties, no wonder almost no actress made more than 10 movies, all the dudes married them and threw them right into the kitchen, the levels of mainlander rural girl trafficking must've been insane back then. >he's kinda wooden and has this wide-eyed expression Glad it's not only me, pretty spot-on with the wide-eyed lol, they seem to worship the fucker and i recall seeing extras working better than him. I guess it's because he did soap operas for the mainland and they respect him for that, don't wanna sound like a girl but the guy bottles even the love scenes, he kisses like a fish and it's one of the very rare instances where i notice that because any dude can munch a pretty girl out. Bet he's a To Boy. >make me hard to root for him Absolutely, in the first KW Wong film (with Andrew Lau camera) i remember waiting for someone to glass him but he keeps going and even does his cousin at one point, i didn't know if i had to celebrate or wait for someone else to take the helm but it was all just his show. >Asians are more silent when it comes to that stuff. Massively more silent but that didn't stop asian sharpshooters from photographing To french kissing a dude at a premiere private party, it was a main actor too but i don't really remember it being Simon Yam, i still have that image somewhere, never deleted it (no homo) because i don't remember seeing it mentioned and i fear the chicoms are saving the face of some people (read: scraping the internet) like they did with Jackie Chan's drugged up son or Eric Tsang fondling tig ol bitties of promo girls. I think i need to come up with non-asian thrillers, this has more rice than a take-out, but so far anyone seeing these will have a good time.
>>1801 >it's crack for me and it's either that or porn That's a pretty weird thing to get high on/jack off to, lol. >Bet he's a To Boy Nope, he isn't. Louis Koo is a To boy (frequent collaborator), you can watch him in Drug War and the Election movies, I like his acting. Andy Lau is famous because he acted a lot in television (those wuxia series) and is also a singer. Asian celebrities who are popular for television work and singing tend to be not great actors, lol. >never deleted it (no homo) That's very homo bro And yeah, I want more non-Asian stuff too. Kinda bored of rice at this time. Gibraltar (2013) is a nice thriller about a man working as an informant for the French border patrol. Its neo-noir quality is shown in the shadowy cinematography and the dark world of moral compromise and treachery. A straight up story, no annoying reference of unrelated politics or stupid casting (like Hollywood often insert to their neo-noir - gotta make some woke social commentary huh) Please excuse the watermark.
Aside from it being cold war propaganda, Panic in Year Zero is a very entertaining thriller.
>>1689 The first time I watched it I wasn't too impressed. But after a second viewing I enjoyed it a lot more. I think if I'd of known the first time that the plot was based off a real unsolved case I would of felt better about the pacing.

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Least Favorite Directors Anonymous 07/30/2021 (Fri) 19:40:46 No.1771 [Reply]
I recreate this thread from the old site. Post directors that you dislike. There are ones whose works are considered "great" by some but don't appeal to you for some reason or you think are overrated; there are also directors who are inept at their job and make awful films. Controversial opinions are welcome. I think these two are overrated. Lars von Tryhard is an edgy kike and so are his movies. Taratino is underwhelming to me, his films are riddled with pointless, shitty humor (or the films are the pointless, humor themselves), typical of underwhelming "American independent cinema".
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>>1771 I never like Lars Vor Trier. Even as a dumb teenager I thought his films were pretentious as fuck with little to no meaningful substance.
>>1982 I like Europa and I thought The Element of Crime was at least visually impressive, but yeah everything else is fucking terrible
Don't hate him but Clint Eastwood. Lot of self-insertion or playing himself in movies he directs, blatant diet conservatism that feel like a necessity on his part to stuff into the film to personally counter-balance Hollywood's leftism (though that could just be me), the facade he carries of being a rural tough guy who fought in Korea when he's really a well-mannered guy who grew up in suburbia and was a lifeguard during that war. Films he directed weren't "captivating" or original, and were made to tell a political moral or something of his own interest.
>>1986 I actually like him for that. His movies, albeit political, are subtler than the "left-wing" counterparts for sure.
>>1987 Yes, they aren't horrible and function better than anything Hollywood puts out but it feels like virtue signaling and playing the role of the token conservative. A good portion of his directorials are self-serving personal projects for the sake of himself wanting to make a film for fun and not for "high art", and not that there's anything loathsome or narcissistic with having the money to make your own movies and star in them because you can, but it doesn't make for a good or relevant film so-to-say.

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