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Film restoration/recovery Anonymous 09/01/2020 (Tue) 16:19:58 No.429 [Reply] [Last]
[JW08 ~ 08/27/2019] Recently started to dig up some "forgotten" films that need love in order to restore or redistribute them. Let me know if you want me to look up a specific film you're interested in, right now we just finished a second try restoration for Madness by Cesare Rau https://youtube.com/watch?v=PI_wY7EUU_M ...and next we want to move onto Cerco de Terror and Appuntamento a Dallas. (The first edition of Madness had a bit of color correction problems, it was too fucking dark at times) On 8chan someone requested Gillo Pontecorvo's La Grande Strada Azzurra, so we're currently working on that too.
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I'm back :) Starting a new scavenger project while I cool down on the other ones (Deserto Bianco/Mio Mare and a few others) "Deserto di Fuoco" from 1971. As soon as my business partner showed me the intro I was in, and now I won't stop working until we get a proper resolution so that we can enjoy this unique opening as God intended.
>>808 Yeah that's a cool intro. Do you have any leads on a film print? The title theme really stands out. I wasn't sure if I'd heard it before, but it's the first track on this big comp of Edda Dell'Orso https://www.discogs.com/Edda-DellOrso-Al-Cinema-Con-Edda-DellOrso/release/484405
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>>809 (Of course it had to be Edda ;) I don't have any leads because I saw it for the first time right before I made the post, so my interest in it is very recent. I wanted to upload the pics from IMDB but I forgot hehe sadly Edwige doesn't use this dress in the film... Maybe she does in an uncut print? One can hope, again...
>>808 Thank you for the work! Glad that you are back and open for suggestion
I always like these side-by-side restoration clips. Here's Сказка о звёздном мальчике (1983) restored by http://d-cinema.by/ from a source which has a lost much of its color to the pink fade. https://invidious.tube/watch?v=ZQPG-G3xkj8 I don't think this film has subtitles anywhere, but it looks interesting. Soviet kids sci-fi based on the writings of Oscar Wilde. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0213249/ There are more restoration clips and complete Belarussian films (without subs) at https://www.youtube.com/c/BelarusfilmDigital/videos

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Comment on the last film you watched Anonymous 09/04/2020 (Fri) 05:38:31 No.682 [Reply] [Last]
What was the last thing you watched, and what did you think of it?
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A satire that perfectly balances humor and pathos, Tot samyy Myunkhgauzen (1979) serves as an epilogue to the well-known adventures of Baron Munchausen. After his return home, the baron's extravagant stories and lifestyle begin to annoy some of the local townsfolk. Ultimately he's challenged by the authorities to renounce the tales which form the essence of his identity. This creates a very interesting dynamic where the Baron is forced to defend himself against a sort of show trial. At what point does a man conform to society, especially when he holds completely eccentric beliefs? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWB4k-YXJUM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw0VrqbKe7U
>>713 Interesting, I didn't know about the Walker controversy or his effective blacklisting from Hollywood. I've seen some of Alex Cox's later projects and thought it was strange that he'd make stuff like an Emmanuelle documentary (which wasn't very good) but I suppose his options were limited.
>>1221 Thanks for this post Anon. Downloaded and watching it now. BTW, do you know where I can find subtitles for it?
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>>1234 Thanks! Something else to add to my bucket list to learn about. :^)

Thoughts on the works of Sergei M. Eisenstein Anonymous 09/02/2020 (Wed) 20:15:27 No.656 [Reply]
[JW22 ~ 09/03/2019] >Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein was a Soviet film director and film theorist, a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage. The son of an affluent architect, Eisenstein attended the Institute of Civil Engineering in Petrograd as a young man. With the fall of the tsar in 1917, he worked as an engineer for the Red Army. In the following years, Eisenstein joined up with the Moscow Proletkult Theater as a set designer and then director. The Proletkult's director, Vsevolod Meyerhold, became a big influence on Eisenstein, introducing him to the concept of biomechanics, or conditioned spontaneity. Eisenstein furthered Meyerhold's theory with his own "montage of attractions"--a sequence of pictures whose total emotion effect is greater than the sum of its parts. He later theorized that this style of editing worked in a similar fashion to Marx's dialectic. Though Eisenstein wanted to make films for the common man, his intense use of symbolism and metaphor in what he called "intellectual montage" sometimes lost his audience. Though he made only seven films in his career, he and his theoretical writings demonstrated how film could move beyond its nineteenth-century predecessor--Victorian theatre-- to create abstract concepts with concrete images. Eisenstein's completed feature films include: Strike (1925) Battleship Potemkin (1925) October: Ten Days That Shook the World (1928) The General Line (1929) Alexander Nevsky (1938) Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1944) Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1945) Incompleted films: ¡Que viva México! (A version was completed, edited, and released in 1979 by Eisenstein's co-director Grigori Aleksandrov) Bezhin Meadow (lost, only exists as a slideshow now) Ivan the Terrible, Part III (what was completed was destroyed)

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>>1028 Awesome, thanks a lot. The restoration has an (excellent) kolhoz fire scene leading into the church scene. Since that sequencing was awkward, it makes sense that both scenes were not intended to be used in the film. The church ransacking would probably upset most people, yet the film tries to portray it as a good thing. A hard sell -- no wonder there was criticism.
>>1029 No problem.
Does anyone here conveniently have Eistenstein's script for Ivan the Terrible Part 3, or have read it?
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>>1163 Yes, here it is >This is my first scan of a book, done with an ordinary scanner, not with a camera on a tripod. All pages are readable and OCR'ed, but in the last 160 pages I've changed the settings of my scanning program (Omnipage prof. 17) to automatic/greyscale/300dpi which looked better. If there's a better or easier way, please let me know. >The book contains the shootings scripts of parts one and two and a 40 page script of the complete part three. https://mega.nz/file/7A8mkJqJ#VGoR0RNlPV9yIMtJvjnQtJ6MaeCctO8BG0eM8VRFGtg
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>>1167 >that cathedral scene Aaaa, this could have been amazing, too bad Stalin cancelled it and Eisenstein never got to complete his masterpiece. God it hurts. I didn't actually expect a reply. Thank you so much anon, you are an angel

WWII - The German experience Anonymous 12/14/2020 (Mon) 03:05:57 No.989 [Reply]
Discussion of films/TVs about WWII from the German perspective. Allies movies with comical over-the-top natsee villains not welcome.
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I found this kino documentary. Probably due to its content, there is no info or publicity on it except an article on Times of Israel. It's on YouTube but unlisted: Ost Front (Andrey Osipov, 2017) https://youtu.be/JkD7QQjCviE https://www.timesofisrael.com/nazis-with-puppies-russian-wwii-film-shows-war-through-sympathetic-german-lens/ >In the new Russian World War II documentary “Ost Front” (“Eastern Front”) Nazis are painted with their own very human brush. Stitched together almost entirely from official WWII Nazi propaganda footage, audiences are treated to scenes of Nazis skating peacefully on a frozen river, reading letters from home and passing around photos of their babies. In one segment, as their tanks advance into Soviet territory, the soldiers frolic with a black puppy that came along for the ride. >Director Andrey Osipov scoured Russian archives, watching over 167 hours of German footage to cherry pick never-before-seen moments like these from the German campaign in the Soviet Union. Osipov told The Times of Israel that he wanted to get an emotional response from the audience, to bring the WWII era alive, and to raise the question of how a civilized nation could lead its army to murder millions. >"Because most filmmakers don’t have the patience or the money, the same WWII footage gets reused from one film to the next,” said Osipov. “I worked a lot in the archive, and when I watched this stuff, I realized that there are a lot of things that no one saw before. These films also show our territory, our war – even though it was recorded from the other side.” In short, the documentary shows the human side of nazis and void of their atrocities. At the end they were hanged due to war crimes, the way it is edited can evoke sympathy from viewers. There is no speech in the film. As the article says, they used to make a voice over commentary but it was too edgy for the audience, who walked out of the screening. The film is great as itself but I'm interested in what the filmmakers have to narrate too. Watch and judge for yourself.
>>991 In what films is this notable? Great Patriotic War films have their share of being Hollywood-tier while Germans always make theirs neutral and about the clean Wehrmacht. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7tEIYveBPQ
>>990 well, the NSDAP were liberators, not conquerors despite the lies we’ve been told by marxists. most russians on the eastern front welcomed the germans because they experienced decades of oppression at the hands of jewish bolsheviks; the same bolsheviks that raped and murdered the russian monarchy in 1910 and then installed communism. https://dailyarchives.org/index.php/history/2189-many-russians-hoped-that-hitler-would-free-them-from-stalin
>>992 >nazis this term is inaccurate and was created by a jewish man with the sole purpose of slandering the NSDAP >war crimes german leaders were tortured into giving false confessions and according to the procedural rules of the nuremburg trials, there was literally a rule (i forget which one exactly but it should not be too hard to find) that stated that “no evidence is required” for those precedings. you should be able to find it here: https://holocaustdeprogrammingcourse.com/ with a source included. those trials were literally kangaroo courts and the germans unironically did nothing wrong
Cross of Iron (1977) is alright, except for the annoyance that amerimutts are cast as Germans. Is there any blackwashing in this? For some reason a kike decided to write it.

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Anonymous 12/08/2020 (Tue) 06:29:41 No.905 [Reply]
This board is so dead. Does anyone else hate film students?
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>>941 I see what you're talking about. I really adore the "honesty" in filmmaking, when the crew are passionate about bringing their creation on screen despite the possible limit in budget or publicity. The raw passion of filmmakers shows better in lesser budgeted films, or in countries where the industry don't involve much with the creative process.
>>940 No, you write something while I'm still here. I'm only going back here in a month, if at all. You chose this, right?
Aw pls don't fight, guys >>945 Stay pls
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>This board is so dead. GROWTH FOR THE SAKE OF GROWTH IS THE IDEOLOGY OF A CANCER CELL, FUCK OFF ADHD NIGGER. >Does anyone else hate film students? I thought film schools and film students' favorite movies would be pretentious obscure wankery they don't understand but it's even worse in that their favorite movies and what the professors look up to are Pulp Fiction, Her, LotR like they're remotely high art. And at the "high" end it's Godard, Scorsese, A24, Salo 120 Days, Lynch, and Noe not that all of those are bad. Just entry-level films and directors everyone has fucking seen or have been affiliated with that they feel superior for watching or are in awe by it because it's not shitty Hollywood fluff for die massen they've been watching all their lives.
>>956 >GROWTH FOR THE SAKE OF GROWTH IS THE IDEOLOGY OF A CANCER CELL, FUCK OFF ADHD NIGGER. We are extremely far from that problem and don't forget this is an imageboard not an encyclopedia.

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.
Dudley Andrew's books on Andre Bazin and Deleuze's books on cinema
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I just started reading this book on Raul Ruiz. I'd never looked into his personal history before but it's interesting to see how his style developed. One thing I'd like to read about is his choice of anachronistic, melodramatic music cues that add to the disorienting nature of his films. http://gen.lib.rus.ec/search.php?req=Ra%C3%BAl+Ruiz%27s+Cinema+of+Inquiry&lg_topic=libgen&open=0&view=simple&res=25&phrase=1&column=def
Fucking hell i never remade the film resource thread, thanks for making it i forgot about it. Guess i'll dump some books from the old place sometime later.
>>982 Thanks for your contribution. I'd love to see more books about horror films too.

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Anonymous 12/12/2020 (Sat) 10:08:50 No.967 [Reply]
How does this board compare to /film/ on 4chan.org/tv? I can't stand the lack of actual discussion on a topic and there's only arguments about taste and whatnot. Feels like elitism to me.
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>>967 Fuck off back to cuckchan, faggot.
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>>973 Did this board get spammed on 4chan? We have had waves of new people in the past but they gradually drift away because of the slow pace
>>970 But if you don't like Godard maybe you're in the right place
>>973 You're fine, I welcome more people as long as they're not just shitposters
>>973 >>975 It does make sense, we've had more activity in the last week than in some months and some comments seem odd in contrast to our normal demeanor in the usually purist imageboard culture, someone probably did mention the board somewhere. I don't want to behave like a hard boiled outsider here like i do in other boards, so i hope they at least know the basic rule of lurking and homogenizing a bit before brashly posting.

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Controversy Anonymous 09/01/2020 (Tue) 15:35:14 No.386 [Reply]
[JW06 ~ 05/10/2020] Post about movies that generated controversy. While I leave this thread open to controversial content such as graphic violence, sex, or political thought, I want to remind anons to consider controversial direction as well such as pic related.
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Have anyone seen this? Is it just reenactment porn or better? It's on netflix.
>It's on netflix POZZING red alert You should watch that axis miniseries about soldiers which is in german with subs, you'll have to look around I can't remember it. It was pretty damn good.
>>952 Is it "Generation War"?
>>954 Yeah that's the one, It had some retarded kike shit in it though but it was decent lol
>>962 I read through the plot on wiki. There is some retarded stuff indeed, and no lack of melodramatic situations. I'll check it out regardless, thanks.

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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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I would like to add Mephisto (1981). It's the best Faustian film and also the best film about the price of fame and role of actors in the society.
>>930 It's better than Murnau's Faust?
>I'm surprised this account hasn't been shadowbanned or deleted just yet. Why would it be, we're one of the most sfw boards anywhere, normalfags can't link us back to /pol/ or /loli/ because their bunkers aren't here. They have no ground to ban us beyond "Le imageboard boogeyman."
>>931 Murnau's Faust is surely great but it was an early adaptation, its approach to the story is rather conventional. Newer Faustian movies, in order to avoid what has been done, would adapt the story in different settings or change the plot, turning the characters into metaphors. I like what Mephisto did with the concept.

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Shorts Anonymous 09/01/2020 (Tue) 17:24:39 No.516 [Reply]
[JW13 ~ 04/07/2020] I'm going to get things started here with the first of 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIUIh7dxlnI
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This short film captures the isolation and bleak atmosphere of the place perfectly. I'd love to see more from this director if possible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUqDpJt7VGY
>>859 >I like the concept of a strange human outpost. Me too. There was a time I tried to find and watch movies with that concept. Most involved the icy/snowy setting, coincidentally, which is bleak and harsh but strangely beautiful.
>>859 Just found this, sounds great: >Cinetrain: Russian Winter (2013) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t99k6_OlUqs >A unique journey through winter Russia from Murmansk to the Baikal. Six awarded short films taking a fresh look at the most common stereotypes about Russia: Cold weather, Women, Vodka, Lada cars, Bears and the “Russian soul”… There’s always more to stereotypes than one may think. >Cinetrain is a documentary filmmaking experience. It’s a working method that is inspired by the work of Alexander Medvedkin and his Cinetrain in 1930’s Soviet Russia. For this project, in January 2013, a group of 21 filmmakers from 14 countries met for the first time in Moscow. On the next day they were sent on a trip to make films that would explore widespread stereotypes about Russia. Over the following month, they shot and edited the 6 short films that compose this almanach. They traveled 10 000 km by train to engage in a dialog with the Russian people and to understand the ideas the Russians have about themselves. Same style as the Norilsk documentary. Russia is such an extreme, yet beautiful and misunderstood place.
>>859 Today is in fact the last day of sunlight in Norilsk Polar winter lasts until January 13

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