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Music Videos Anonymous 09/01/2020 (Tue) 15:00:59 No.356 [Reply]
[JW04 ~ 05/22/2020] A special place for a small-format video field dedicated, once upon a time, to video technique experiments, unorthodox art directions and/or kinetic performances. As previously discussed this is a genre who has gotten a bit harsher to collect and research, there's some ways to start amassing a personal stash in a reliable way and check information regarding content creators, but in recent times these have gotten limited. The IMVDb site is a good place to start although it seems its staff activity has halted, at least considering that community entries have been on hold for a year now, so it should probably be taken as an introductory resource rather than a golden rule. Archive.org also features "small" batches of standard quality files, so it's also a most-see for new adventurers. Featured here is one of the early products made by the famous Ninja Tune label, as the founders of said company Coldcut made a collaboration with Hexstatic to create a small Audiovisual single that shows the very early and pioneering technology of their own real-time video manipulation software, something also called video scratching as it remixes and manipulates video as it were a vinyl on a disc jockey table, with audio included. Something that just very recently has been considered a normal mark in video sites, and mostly as an evolution of golden age Youtube Poop which is at its earliest around 2007; Coldcut made Timber in 1997. It also comes a decade after the same guys were already written in history with gold for popularizing and somewhat creating the standard of pausing cassettes, cutting the tape at that point, taping it over cheap copies of the same recording, doing it several times with several things and ending up with a frankenstein tape that basically invented the UK Garage scene along with the Big Beat scene, and by default the Remix style of musicianship, something that in a very short time would be refined and raised as an art by artists such as Todd Edwards. Highly criticized these days due to being seen as careless for the decline of the cult electronica label that was Ninja Tune, the Coldcut duo is somehow still underrated even when their influence has been omnipresent.
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>>735 Probably but i think their limit is 50gigs, Anonfiles has a 100 but doesn't guarantees anything. One can be browsed easily but the other packs more punch, but i think i will do a pastebin and throw some Anonfile links with a couple of accounts so they last at least some months more, it's not like i'm going to delete the videos from my drive so when the time comes i will just reupload again. It's just that i was thinking of some sort of better UI rather than a plain notepad. >Spheres Very pretty, looks like The Quiet Earth ending death scene
>>762 >pastebin >srsly even thinking of this after their level of open, blatant pozz now Anon, pls. At the least use one of the many crypto bins, eg https://privatebin.net/
Biting Elbows - Bad Mutherfucker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX37ehy4-2k I've only just seen this but it's worth posting here Violent and bloody FPS music vid from Ilya Naishuller, director of Hardcore Henry which follows the same style and is also on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YZIQILvJDY
>>1211 I'm out of the loop regarding hosting sites, so pardon the ignorance. I guess i was going to use ZeroBin but PrivateBin seems to work the same, anyways i will soon soon-ish download those videos and then i will see where to host, right now i need tackle some hard drive memory issues because i think i have too much porn and not enough space for the potential 100GB archive. >>1223 Not surprising to see that movie's director doing music videos, the rule of stylish directors having their affinity/origin in the music video scene is again seen but i do wonder why so few found relative success when Hollywood is all about style over substance. Perhaps they did not sell themselves or made a big favor to someone?
>>1238 I do not know the general consensus, but I think music videos offer more freedom to some mavericks. Chris Cunningham, for example, was going to direct a screen adaptation for Neuromancer, but he left the project because he wouldn't get final cut approval. So yeah, some of them don't sell out. Some people still have dignity, unlike the poser >>733 mentioned.

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

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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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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Films that made you think Anonymous 09/06/2020 (Sun) 10:41:26 No.697 [Reply]
Vague enough title to hopefully allow for a broader discussion, which films made you sit and think, either about the content or the commentary that it creates? Pic related elephant man, ie Joseph Merrick sparked my interest in historical treatment of "freaks" that are suffering medical conditions, it is a difficult one because his finances relied upon people coming to see him to fulfil their curiosities but when Britain became too sensitive for that he had to travel abroad to find work and suffered for it
all about lily chou chou. an amazing film that probably changed my life
>>755 Please tell us more
Is there anything like nobodytm or randy prozac now? Absurdist videos that are critical of modernity rather than worshiping it? I really liked some of nobody's work in particular. Burden didn't do it for me.
>>755 good share. straight from the ether
Well, if i may meddle, for me the films that made me think and change permanently were Miike's Ichi the Killer and KWWong's Ashes of Time. Not because of their plot, ideas or content but because they bend and invent their own rules in terms of cinematography and visuals. In this case it's more of a meta thing that made me thunk. Miike is a mixture of knowledge in unorthodox photography and wing-it on-the-fly attitude in solutions to his busy filming schedule, while Wong uses many sequences based on old ideas and even ripped off at times (moving backgrounds, dynamic lighting, spinning cage from Macario) but teaming up with a sophisticated character like Mark Lee or a maverick savant like Christopher Doyle really potentiated said ideas into overdrive. Ichi was my first exposure to this kind of camera work while Ashes was a heavily-condensed single dose of it.

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Anonymous 10/04/2020 (Sun) 08:03:44 No.777 [Reply]
Opinions on Hunter x Hunter (1999)?
One of the last of its kind in terms of drawing aesthetics and viewer reach, but other than that i cannot say for sure, we never got that in my region as we were too busy with Dragon Ball and the seasonal hit series like Digimon, Medabots and so on. Did you know in some places Yu Yu Hakusho, one of the "mandatory" viewings, got beaten real good in popularity by the relatively obscure Shaman King? I never knew the former was that popular and also i didn't suspect so few watching the latter.
>>777 Go discuss shounenshit to /tv/.

Do you visit any other film-related communities? Anonymous 09/02/2020 (Wed) 19:47:47 No.641 [Reply]
[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]
[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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