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Do you visit any other film-related communities? Anonymous 09/02/2020 (Wed) 19:47:47 No.641 [Reply] [Last]
[JW19 ~ 02/18/2020] I guess it's kinda off-topic but given the board is slow, I figured out you won't mind my asking.
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I can't stand other non-imageboard communities anymore. Too many faggots who act like they're on Reddit. tfw you'll never have a small group of friends who are really into /film/ and regularly have movie nights
>>643 they will learn their lesson the hard way
I tried to mingle around every other site but I ended up on CG and KG forums, which seem like the most "fun", it's nice to have an actual place to discuss and share, specially for me since just moved into southern Italy and film here seems to be dead forgotten. I tried to get a production company based in my town to help my projects but I knocked on their door at their small office and they never opened lol Guess I need to go guerrilla style from now on
>>643 >but because they are unorthodox for the board's theme (aka not really classy stuff, Shaw Bros iron flag related) My current tastes (American classics and ultra-low budget trash) don't really seem like appropriate discussion material. And yeah, I don't have much to say. It's fine lurking and just reading other posts every now and then. In terms of other sites, no I don't really visit any except a couple private trackers, IMDB and I still sometimes scroll through Letterboxd lists even though I don't have an account. >>646 You should keep pursuing other companies. The world always needs more archivists. It's a bummer when I watch a great film that hasn't seen any other release other than some shit VHS.
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Britbong media Anonymous 09/02/2020 (Wed) 19:35:11 No.620 [Reply] [Last]
[JW18 ~ 12/01/2019] A thread for bong media, both for bongs and for fags from elsewhere who want to see something non-pozed so expect the thread to be weighted towards older shows and films. Starting with an absolute classic from the last decade before British culture started to disappear in the face of American cultural dominance. Also Michael Caine. magnet:?xt=urn:btih:E40A5E9641 8B1F77E22FF71A2DAC E9F31BA7FCB9 remove the spaces but I can't speak as to the quality of the torrent, if someone knows where to hunt for better ones with active seeders I'm all ears
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>>635 >bugs in place of insects I didn't know this was an American thing. Interesting. To me, using 'insects' casually sounds a bit weird
>>636 Opposite here. Bug sounds kind of childish which is odd as usually the bong/commonwealth english version is the less formal name.
>>635 I'm speaking of culture which is relatively a whole other bag of worms not language and while British English is hardly better you're right that the American English language has infected every language it's encountered, for example in Russia it's extremely common to use a transliteration of an English word rather than the a term that exists for it.
>>627 The old "TV plays" (usually from BBC) are fertile creative ground with a good stable of directors, sometimes reaching the quality level of a standalone film.
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/film/ on Letterboxd Anonymous 09/02/2020 (Wed) 19:26:42 No.608 [Reply] [Last]
[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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>>611 Let me add also Edward Yang's 'Terrorizers', which is probably the first real film to embrace that hyperlink style A.G.I. capitalised on for 'Babel'. 'The lives of a couple, an amateur photographer and an injured girl intertwine.' Frederic Jameson described it as *the* postmodern film, and I do believe it is one of the more successful examples of this style.
Where to start with films? https://boxd.it/2Hlxq
>>616 Great job!
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Silents & The Birth of Cinema Anonymous 09/02/2020 (Wed) 19:13:43 No.597 [Reply] [Last]
[JW15 ~ 11/16/2019] Lately I've been watching nonfiction content from the silent era -- found footage, documentary, early fragments. This excellent video from the Museum of Modern Art captures a lot of what attracts me to these films. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBNwiPgknn8 >It's not so much being seduced by a story, it's the thrill of seeing in itself. I'm just disappointed that it's often difficult to find quality versions of this stuff. Watching anything potato quality youtube or even DVD doesn't do justice to the footage, and you lose the experience of time travel if you can't see clear details.
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Are there any silent films or footage dealing with the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918? I can't find anything.
>>603 Best I can do is this 1919 Italian film about the Black Death https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0010559/
>>604 That looks very interesting. Could you upload it here by any chance? It's evading me a bit.
>>605 Here's a torrent although the file is large (8GB) https://rarbg.to/torrent/ru2gk95
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Nollywood & Other Emerging Film Industries Anonymous 09/02/2020 (Wed) 18:59:27 No.585 [Reply] [Last]
[JW14 ~ 01/22/2020] I have recently watched a couple Nollywood films, and was curious what is /film/'s take on Nollywood? Personally, I love how enthusiastic they seem to be about making movies. I believe in a decade or two, they could begin going through a sort of "new wave", and start producing some real quality films.
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>>591 Bangladesh is not an African country though.But still a good pick.Any other films you have seen from there?
>>592 True but topic says "Other Emerging Film Industries" Bangladesh has some films with crazy high imdb ratings. The film about their independence is probably inflated by nationalistic pride. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5510934/ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383177/ I would like to see this one https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374812/ Lalsalu AKA Tree Without Roots (2002) <In this tragic-comic study of religious hypocrisy, a disreputable cleric convinces villagers that their community is home to a famous holyman's grave.
>>593 Havent seen the first one.But Aguner Poroshmoni isnt good and I wouldnt recommend it.The same guy Directed Ghetuputro Komola which is a better made film.Havent seen the last one fully but the book is very well regarded.There hasnt been a better Director than Tareque Masud so after his accidental Death there hasnt been that many good films made.In recent memmory Kingdom of Claysubjects was a pretty decent film.There was also a good Mystery flick named Aynabazi.Bangladeshi films Has been a hit and miss for me.Although not Bangladeshi I would recommend Ritwik Kumar Ghataks(he was born in bangladesh) films.Recently Critereon released The Cloud Capped Sky.I am not Sure if I would call bangladeshi Film industry to be an emerging film industry.Its been there forever Growing and stagnating.Some would Say it doesnt have its old glorious days(commercial cinema).After Decades of stagnation films like Aynabazi seems to grow a local interest in films though.So I would probably not be calling it an "emerging" film industry.
>>593 Reminds me of Turkey, they always inflate their ratings as it was a popularity contest. Cannot trust anything from there, not even N. Ceylan's works.
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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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>>499 MakeMKV supports GNU/Linux, you just have to build it yourself https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=224
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Did we lose this guy? I don't remember him posting after the domain change.
>>572 We lost pretty much everyone. But we'll rise again.
>>572 i think he is on most of the main private trackers

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Shorts Anonymous 09/01/2020 (Tue) 17:24:39 No.516 [Reply] [Last]
[JW13 ~ 04/07/2020] I'm going to get things started here with the first of 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIUIh7dxlnI
Recently I watched this cool ethnographic short with beautiful resurrected footage of a marketplace in Guatemala. Credits: Deborah Stratman, Barbara Hammer, Maya Deren I don't see it on youtube so I put it on mega for you https://mega.nz/file/3d023CRY#QF9Nn88FPjGSsdqSQTcr-3IwxClxN_Gp5z5DwmdsrJA
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Cut! Anonymous 09/01/2020 (Tue) 15:58:50 No.417 [Reply] [Last]
[JW07 ~ 05/30/2020] What's the consensus on fan re-edits? Like the Dune edit, for example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94d77kdmOvU I've been wanting to put my hands on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, maybe trim down the running time and move around some awkwardly placed T.V./Movies scenes? But I don't know if it's worth the time so, If you've seen the film before, let me know what you think, maybe share some things you would've liked to change/see in an edit?
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The only real use of fan edits is editing adaptations closer to the source material.
>>417 >Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, maybe trim down the running time and move around some awkwardly placed T.V./Movies scenes Interesting. I was checking the fanedits on myspleen and someone made a 3+ hour version of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. He adds an overture and intermission to made it a roadshow cut. I doubt I'd ever watch this, but here are his comments. <Well after my take on the extended cut of the Hateful 8 available here I decided to get the web download of Tarrantino’s new Once Upon a Time in Hollywood plus the separate special features/extra’s that are available to buy and try and duplicate a form of Roadshow/Extended Cut to mirror my Hateful 8 Extended Cut. <This is not a straight forward duplicate of the standard theatrical cut, as in the standard cut is 2hrs 41mins and this version is 3hrs 7mins around 26mins longer. <How did I achieve this fan edit, well I inserted all the available deleted scenes back into the movie as well as inserting a Overture, an Intermission and 2 of the 60’s made tv commercials that Tarrantino made but didn’t make the final cut. <The run of the movie is an overture followed by a Red Apple advertisement before the movie kicks in, the overture title card I created and tried to make it look basic and bright for the setting of the Hollywood Hills movie. Myspleen has 446 fanedits, of which 124 involve Star Wars.
>>421 >>423 That's the part I was missing, I knew composites were fine, I just felt a bit assblasted by QT. >>424 I was trying to find a movie (this is an understatement, I am going insane trying to find this) from the early 2000's and ended up looking through the entire wikipedia list of movies released by year, then ended up in Independent lists, at least 1/4th of every Indie movie released between 2002 and 2007 is Star Wars, I was surprised. Fuck it, can I make a "name this film" thread? I've posted in every other site, no one knows about the one I'm looking for, maybe /film/ will lend a hand?
>>425 >can I make a "name this film" thread Go ahead, not much else going on in this board
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Controversy Anonymous 09/01/2020 (Tue) 15:35:14 No.386 [Reply] [Last]
[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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>>411 Need some arguments there, buddy
>>411 It's not my favorite classic Hollywood film but I still loved the first half
>>414 >It's not my favorite classic Hollywood film since when that's a fucking pre-requisite
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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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>>380 >nevermind i found out
>>379 Yes, great job of digital restoration
>>379 >>382 Thanks although i might try it once more, forgot about the tent and there's nasty blur on the edges of the crew and sea i carelessly made at 100% power instead of 50, looks like a cellphone app. Also how about state-approved cinema? 1998's The Glass Agency seems interesting for a sponsored project due to its synopsis: Irak-Iran war vets, a soldier and his commanding officer, want to travel abroad because one suffers from war-time health issues and the other knows a doctor who can help him but bureaucracy and officialist shenanigans ensue which led to the commander blowing a fuse and taking hostage a travel agency with all and civilians. I'm downloading it and i read positive feedback. The other is a bit relevant these days, a tribute winky-wink at their nation's commanding officer Qassim Suleimani (or was it Qasem?) this time re-imagined as a prestigious bodyguard of top-level executives, but gets into trouble when a job doesn't go as planned. In 2016's Bodyguard the interesting thing is how the protagonist is portrayed here, it is supposedly a copycat interpretation of the general with all and his mannerisms, at least physically we can see he's the same along with his famous purple rings. I read it's not quite good but i might check it due to seeing a de-facto official portrayal of the guy who, by all sides, on paper seemed like one of the last old-timey strongmen or Caudillos.
>>380 >>381 well?... we're waiting!
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