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How to like films again? Anonymous 09/02/2020 (Wed) 20:07:50 No.649 [Reply]
[JW21 ~ 01/12/2020] Growing up I always enjoyed watching films, but when I got older I started studying film and it tainted my movie-going experience permanently. It used to be that movies had a magical, escapist quality to them for me. But now when I watch a movie I can't help but criticize and analyse it in my mind. I can't stop myself from being taken out of immersion. It's no longer a fun past time, but a chore. It's very frustrating for me, because I just want to get absorbed into a story and forget about everything for 90 minutes, but I can't. Has anyone else here faced this problem?
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>>1267 >Is it weird to talk over movies while you watch them? No of course not. And yes, please don't do so in a theater filled with strangers. Being able to drink some wine and enjoy a movie together with a friend or two each babbling on about it is a fun pleasure, and can actually help you get to know each other better. (This can turn out to be bad or good either way ofc). Some of my fondest memories are watching ridiculous b-tier cult flicks with my best friend, laughing together at the absurdities.
>>1269 go back to cuckchan
>>1270 I was on cuckchan before you were born.
>>1267 Happened to me, that's why i started posting on /film/ because i had very few friends in contact whom i could talk about it. Had the luck to have one that recommended me decent stuff at an early age but it wasn't until college that i could find likeminded people, they are still top-tier friends but even before this pandemic i rarely could talk about movies because they got sucked into work life, paying taxes and such. And to make things worse i don't watch films anymore, i download them but never sit down to watch them due to my eternal college struggles and sidetracking with other hobbies. I did watch some low-brow stuff and somewhat got fond of it hence why i will start a thread about it in the near future to dump in some observations about certain aspects, peasant action cinema does have some redeemable qualities in its technical aspects along with unorthodox procedures to cut costs.
>>1267 It really depends, if its a movie i want to take seriously and i will watch it alone, there are other movies though that aren't very good and the only enjoyment you'll get out of them is by sharing the experience. >>1269 Wine sounds pretty gay, in any case i do the same but with the devil's lettuce, fun times too.

David Lynch is overrated Anonymous 12/24/2020 (Thu) 09:38:26 No.1127 [Reply]
im watching the third season of twin peaks and goddamn, it fucking sucks. i never realized just how overrated Lynch is untill now. its postmodern jew trash, just like naked lunch
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>>1181 it was a long time ago when i read it and it was most likly the biography (not an autobiography, my bad) written by barry miles. i would never read such trash today, but in my younger years i read lots of marxist garbage not really knowing what i was reading. if its the same book, then there are lots passages taken directly from ginsberg’s own diary/memoirs. i remember the book containing lots of first person accounts from ginsberg’s life, written by him and i remember getting about 2/3’s of the way through the book and getting disgusted when ginsberg started talking about his “relationships” with young Indian boys on his trips to India. i put that shit down and never finished it. pretty sure i eventually threw it in the recycling bin with the hope that it might become something useful, instead of pedo, homo erotic filth celebrating gay sex with young boys.
>>1176 >If he can be accused of anything it's being a hack Since you are defending his work, what about it is weak enough that makes you think he could be called a hack?
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>>1176 >I haven't seen anything that stood out to me as particularly degenerate Maybe you haven't seen enough of his work? I think that Miles Mathis is hit or miss and his existence is dubious to begin with, but this came out just today. It's not written by him but he has some funny things to say at the end (pdf).
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>>1225 The same unchanged themes and style in his auteur works not that I really mind.

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/lolita/core Anonymous 11/29/2020 (Sun) 07:05:31 No.881 [Reply]
Does any visitors of /film/ know of good lolita /film/s? Discuss films that generated controversy, art and cultural taboos, censorship and legality, the search for youth and beauty, and any other thoughts you have on this topic
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>>1120 >being this new >>>/lebbit/
>>1121 Are you okay there? are you a bot?
I’m gonna have to watch some /lolicore/ over Christmas just to know that some Redditors are seething over the kino I will be absorbing
>>1035 Have you had a chance to watch it? This is a rare movie where I at first did not care for it but as I thought more about it, I appreciated it a lot. I'm sure many will compare it to AI, and while there are striking similarities (lonely, affluent people living in ugly, mundane smart-houses who choose to buy children androids) this movie goes into territory that resonates with me a lot more. While AI was very focused on David and his selfish wish fulfillment, this movie has an ultimately far more hopeful conclusion. In an ironic image, the android girl wears an oversized sweater that says "Nature is the Future" I think that this movie ultimately is concluding that the android relationship cannot and will never be an adequate surrogate for human interaction. I think this is also why the father ends up having sexual relations with the android, because of his extreme dissatisfaction with the relationship, he ends up exploring more perverted and unnatural outlets with it in order to find fulfillment. But of course, he will never find replacement for his real daughter who died ten years prior to the film's events. Basically, this movie is very critical of synthetic proxies unlike AI, which could be construed either way. I think it's worth a viewing, even with its rocky faults.
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A few more that fit OP request. L'amant AKA The Lover (1992) directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, novel by Marguerite Duras. Probably the best film of the bunch because of the quality production and period location of French Indochina. I watched half of it years ago before I knew anything about Duras. I'm interested to revisit because I think her films can be too wordy. Maid in Sweden (1971) with Christina Lindberg. Amazing tits, mediocre film. Bilitis (1977 ) David Hamilton's most well-known film. I'm surprised it's not on the infamous chart? You could add A Summer in St. Tropez too. That one is essentially a dreamy music video with no plot (only available in shitty VHS quality). Twinky (1970) directed by Richard Donner, with Charles Bronson and Susan George. I only know this one from the extremely catchy theme tune - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7jRgV9lP-o Reminds me when you date a younger girl you have to put up with her juvenile bullshit. Le farò da padre (1974) with Theresa Ann Savoy. No english subtitles. I haven't seen it but noticed it while browsing Italian exploitation films and remembered this thread.

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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 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/.
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