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Open Thread 08/31/2020 (Mon) 21:01:08 No.34
[JW01 ~ 08/24/2019] There aren't many people here, but this bunker needs more content. Post something interesting that doesn't fit into other threads.
Edited last time by Lensman on 09/02/2020 (Wed) 21:33:59.
I once saw a quote that went something like "Hollywood turns men into sissies and women into prostitutes." I thought it was from Raymond Chandler but I've been unable to find it again. Any ideas?
>>985 What don't you understand? That's a broad question.
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>>1038 I wasn't clear with what I meant. Describing any film in words is rather difficult to do (for me*). What usually happens is; I'll make an effort to describe a film, but all that is processed in my head are simply explanations for the very obvious metaphors/symbolism in the film. For example, a political film with historical context is rather easy to describe/analyse as a lot of the film's metaphors & symbols have direct relation to events and attitudes of that context. And yet if I were to describe a film that fits into this description; The Swimmer, the result would be words "stuck together" with very simple explanations, or a bunch of nonsense. Most of the time any attempt to make explanations about the film will turn into a "knot". I might be a little bit retarded.
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>>852 It would be really cool if webp worked on anon.cafe. The animations are superior to gif. Steven Lynx says the engine supports it. https://smelle.xyz/lynx/last/1916.html#2023
Merry Christmas, /film/. I hope your next year is well. https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=ZTzyC9CZuOA
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>>1146 Merry Christmas!
CG Christmas freeleech
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>>1162 Any recs? Site is pretty slow.
>>1170 >Site is pretty slow. Well, you should get used to that, it's been slow for a very long time now, way before cafe. Why do people keep complaining about this? Does anyone know where this board was linked besides 4shit? Anyways, CG has a lot of old, shitty xvid encodes but there are some rare movies that I haven't seen in other formats. There's some nice soundtracks there if you listen to a lot of music. I don't know, what are your preferences? It has a pretty wide array of options.
What a shame this page went offline a few months ago HISTORICAL FILMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER https://web.archive.org/web/20200710123757/http://www.vernonjohns.org/snuffy1186/movies.html I checked the page for a list of films about prehistory (like Quest for Fire) but he doesn't offer much substance on that front
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There's this griffithfag on tvch/tv/ who made a Lillian Gish birthday thread and has been updating it for a few months now. At least one other anon and myself have been somewhat regularly archiving it. I haven't taken the time to archive the photos full res but the thumbnails are included. Since the thread still exists you can see the images at full resolution by clicking them but that will take you to the image itself on tvch, but not to the thread. Good reading if you care for it. https://archive.vn/IMf60 http://archive.today/2020.12.28-235932/https://tvch.moe/tv/res/107706.html
>>1190 I never understood why that guy puts effort into /tv/posting
>>1170 >Site is pretty slow. The site is unusable so the FL is basically a waste of time. It's not hard to keep good stats on CG. Protip for next time: preload torrents beforehand.
>>1228 >>1171 >>1170 >>1162 It's over /film/ until next time
>>1229 Don't leave..
>>1231 he meant cg fl
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>>1246 Honestly can't stand this channel.
>>1228 >FL is basically a waste of time It could be a waste on an individual basis, but FL is healthy for a site because it encourages all users to download, thereby lengthening the life of most torrents
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KG Freeleech for 6.5 days
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I'm annoyed that KG changed their Politics icon from Mussolini to this nobody hippie feminist, unless it's a photo of someone special that I don't know. None of the other genre icons were ever changed.
>>1331 If i had received an invitation from one of the staffers rather than an altruistic anon i would've definitely bitched about it, but because they punish the people that invite banned members i rather not. Won't stop me from changing my profile picture tho but it's another lesson in close community anthologies: No matter how small and closed, someone will infiltrate and subvert/take down the original ways.
>>1331 I can't think of any film tracker without liberal mods. KG is even more hipster-ish than others, it is said that there are some indie filmmakers and critics on there. Some people even give out KG invites on twitter (which was memed on /ptg/).
>>1331 Pretty blatant sign the Bolsheviks have displaced the former leadership there.
>>1338 >I can't think of any film tracker without liberal mods I noticed the Cinematik forums have taken a reactionary turn. There are a couple mods that like to gripe about PC culture, without much pushback from other members.
>>1340 I'm not on Cinematik. They're so closed now, like HDB
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>>1343 I finally got on HDB through one of their mods. A few years ago he had an application process on Cinematik and Bibliotik. I noticed he's also a mod at PTP now, so maybe there's a path to join for Topp Doggs on that site. I "have" HDB invites but my download/seeding amounts are below their absurdly high requirements to allow me to use them. Cinematik invites are only given to actively contributing members (upon request), and there's not many people actively contributing.
>>1343 >>1345 I got a 'tik invite years ago but i rarely use the site because it's tough to seed content, freelech is rare and and most downloads are the full DVD image, so one download and you are set for trouble. Definitely needs a mechanical/seedbox way to up the stats. Still if you guys need or suspect something from there just say the word and i will try to get it, i don't recall if i had invites but i highly doubt it because i didn't even download that much to begin with. To think Bibliotik is supposedly harder to seed makes me joyous for lib.gen.
>>1345 >>1346 I personally don't see a use for HDB and TIK; other film and HD trackers suffice for me. I don't have enough space to seed too much unwanted content either. I don't think there are films that are only available on HDB or TIK and not some where else like PTP/KG/CG.
path to PTP? I used to have an account there (like 4 yrs ago), got banned for no reason keep my KG account tho
>>1349 Did you appeal your ban? That would be the easiest way. Their disabled user channel is irc.passthepopcorn.me > #ptp-disabled
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I'm not sure there are enough relevant video essays being made to start a separate thread, but here's another new one Orders of Time and Motion - The shots of "Sátántangó" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDHgnFSSiYE >Kevin B. Lee and Arbelos Films have generously allowed us to premiere Lee's new video essay, made for the release of the restoration of Béla Tarr's Sátántangó (1994). The video essay is also available on the Arbelos's Sátántangó Blu-ray .
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Turns out American gulags aren't so bad
A woman faces the danger of a Retvrn to Natvre with her tradchad boyfriend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmNlmcXtQPI
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How it started / How it's going
>>1444 Q is cringe though
In Memoriam: Giuseppe Rotunno, ASC, AIC (1923-2021) https://theasc.com/news/in-memoriam-giuseppe-rotunno-asc-aic-1923-2021 >Of course, because we were shooting in Technirama in 1962, the lens was not so fast, and we needed a great deal of light. The candles were basically props; my light was over the chandelier. I made a wooden crown on the chain between the chandelier and the ceiling, and I reproduced the candlelight exactly. I put some light in the foreground for close-ups, but with three cameras, it was almost impossible to light [ anywhere but from above] — we had mirrors everywhere, and there was practically no corner of the set that was out of the shot. All of our lights were on dimmers, and we used as little light as possible, because it was really, really warm; it was summertime, and we had all of these people enclosed in various rooms with candles. As we moved from one camera to the next, I got many drops of wax on my neck, and so did Visconti. I had trained the whole crew for days to put out the candles when the scene stopped. There were a thousand candles, so everybody had his section, including me. I felt like a priest in a church!
Is there any Marguerite Duras film that's not talky? "Wordy" is probably a better descriptor because her scripts tend to be one long narration, never a fast-paced back and forth between characters. She approaches films like she's writing a novel. You could say that's her style but I don't think raw literature works well when dumped into a visual medium. The images are a distraction. There's good reason no one else does this. If you do not speak French, it's hard to enjoy 90 minutes of intensive subtitle reading. In most cases I'm skeptical her writing is even worth the trouble.
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Webrips have gotten very common lately, but I'm curious why the streaming sites often include thick black borders on the video? Is this a result of batch processing many different films at once? They would save bandwidth and/or improve quality if the files were properly cropped.
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TCM died with Robert Osbourne. I've watched their online presence become corrupted by social media and tumblrinas. Now it's seeped into the company itself. Do not trust any streaming services or cloud storage for your films! It's funny how Ted Turner was infamous for trying to colorize old films to make them more palatable to the public, Then he saw the error of his ways and created TCM which branded itself as the place of film purity. Apparantly they've returned to musing about the problems of old films...
>>1477 >White actors as asian man I mean we can easily bend that sideways with samoans portraying caucasians, asians portraying anglos, lithuanians portraying injuns, i don't think that's an issue at all, they just want to censor a joke they don't like. The rest are just creative decisions from the writers. Impartial discussion and viewing requires a strictly impartial space as adding labels before the actual screening will almost invariably predispose the audience. RIP Rob, his trivia was replaced with warnings.
Ted K (2021) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eG14ihP3Jc Is this the first dramatization of his life? There's much of a trailer here, but this film is another example of the renewed interest in Uncle Ted
>>1481 That might have been the strangest trailer I have seen in a while.
>>1471 >It's people like me who have to carry on and pretend to be modest. people do this with me and I am a timid person. Do I have the Chaplin disease?
>>1477 I'm still waiting for them to start allowing advertisements or declare movies older then a certain date too racist/insensitive to show.
>>1477 >slaves were never happy What, they must always walk with a frown now? Fucking clownworld.
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TCM Classic Film Festival https://filmfestival.tcm.com/schedule/20210506/ All in all their lineup isn't too bad. They're premiering some new restorations and a new short from Bill Morrison that I hope to see. But it's stupid they're doing a virtual festival instead of holding it in Austin or something.
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Which of the shorts was your favourite /film/? I liked The Imposters most (the one with the old men in the hospital).

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