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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26640 on: September 12, 2017, 06:41:08 AM »
That was one of the earliest commentaries from the days of laserdiscs, which is how I first head it. That set the template for the jokey/slightly tipsy self-mocking commentary, just as Michael Jeck's for Seven Samurai set the template for the more scholarly critical analysis.

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Friends don't let friends do commentaries tipsy  0:)
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26641 on: September 12, 2017, 08:34:12 AM »
Mercury Rising....





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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26642 on: September 12, 2017, 06:31:03 PM »
Well, last few days, I've been watching my Jurassic Park films - one a night and 4 in all - these are all entertaining - my favorites are probably the first one of the Trilogy and Jurassic World (Opie's daughter is a joy to watch!) - Dave :)

 

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26643 on: September 12, 2017, 09:06:22 PM »
Rainer Fassbinder - Katzelmacher



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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26644 on: September 13, 2017, 03:35:40 AM »
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Re: Last Movie You Watched: PORKY PIG CARTOONS of the 1930's
« Reply #26645 on: September 13, 2017, 03:50:06 AM »
Not quite sure where to put this: a review of Porky Pig cartoons from the 1930's!

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...And for the Warner Bros. cartoon studio, it all started with a pig.

Those groundbreaking results—the Looney Tunes starring Porky Pig, produced between 1935 and 1943—have just been released as “Porky Pig 101,” a five-DVD package from the Warner Archive Collection featuring 101 black-and-white one-reelers (as well as three bonus films and numerous commentary tracks). It is the last significant group of Warners cartoons never to have been comprehensively released before on home video....

... these rarely shown one-reelers signify a major shift in the history of animation, film and the larger culture. They also show how three of the greatest directors in the history of comedy—Tex Avery, Frank Tashlin and Bob Clampett —all jump started their careers with Porky Pig.

The cartoons are also a time capsule of the late Depression and early wartime years, with the period’s vintage songs, references to cultural figures from radio, the movies and even politics—and also, alas, long-outdated racial attitudes.

There were essentially two modes of expression in the Hollywood studio cartoon: the Disney style and that of Warner Bros.... the Warners style, which is often conflated with that of Avery, its most innovative director, came to mean uproarious, fast-paced and often transgressively violent humor in which characters frequently violate the fourth wall and confront you with their artificiality...

...By 1938-39, (Robert) Clampett had become the dominant directorial influence in Porky’s career. On his watch, Porky became considerably cuter, thanks equally to Mel Blanc, who now provided the pig’s voice and made the stutter more adorable than grotesque. Clampett’s characters are like cuddly, bouncy balloons being manipulated by a maniacal genius. Such surrealist epics as “Porky in Wackyland” and “The Daffy Doc” revel in absurdity in a unique form of Looney Tune-ist Dada. In “Naughty Neighbors” and “Wise Quacks,” Clampett seems determined to contrast exaggerated cuteness with even more extreme violence, as if throwing a hand grenade in the middle of a Disney Silly Symphony....



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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26646 on: September 13, 2017, 04:03:21 AM »
“Porky in Wackyland” is marvelous.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26647 on: September 13, 2017, 03:59:25 PM »


Dheepan, by Jacques Audiard (2015). Palme d'or in Cannes, 2015.

At once luminous and somber, fraught with life's hopes and miseries.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26648 on: September 13, 2017, 11:38:25 PM »
Robert Wise - Andromeda Strain



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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26649 on: September 14, 2017, 09:27:46 AM »
a pair of Shaw Brothers HK
SINFUL CONFESSION 1974  Li Han-hsing dir.  with Michael Hui in four rôles
... like a HK Benny Hill 90 minute film.     Regional humour does not travel well.  Lots of bare female flesh
LIFE GAMBLE  1978 Chang Cheh dir. with Alexander Fu Shu Sheng, Kuo Chue and Lo Meng
one of the better martial arts films, lots of bare-chested males.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26650 on: September 14, 2017, 10:59:28 AM »
Rewatched two Ophuls docs

The Sorrow and the Pity

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26651 on: September 14, 2017, 05:27:43 PM »
Jean-Pierre Jeunet - Amélie


The soundtrack alone is worth buying  ;) Beautiful film


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26652 on: September 14, 2017, 05:41:26 PM »
The soundtrack alone is worth buying  ;) Beautiful film

Yann Tiersen is an immense talent.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26653 on: September 15, 2017, 05:17:04 AM »
Erroll Garner - insufficiently appreciated these days - is given his due in this documentary, well worth seeing.  The title derives from a response he gave to a question about his inability to read music.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26654 on: September 15, 2017, 12:29:50 PM »
Jean-Pierre Jeunet - Amélie


The soundtrack alone is worth buying  ;) Beautiful film



One of my favourite films  8)
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26655 on: September 15, 2017, 12:30:22 PM »
Erroll Garner - insufficiently appreciated these days - is given his due in this documentary, well worth seeing.  The title derives from a response he gave to a question about his inability to read music.



I love that title  8)
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26656 on: September 15, 2017, 02:22:33 PM »
Erroll Garner - insufficiently appreciated these days - is given his due in this documentary, well worth seeing.  The title derives from a response he gave to a question about his inability to read music.



Just saw this and enjoyed it. Thanks for the recommendation!
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26657 on: September 16, 2017, 01:35:41 AM »
Not now but before (accidentally posted in other thread...)


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26658 on: September 16, 2017, 02:01:49 AM »
Mauricio Kagel - Ludwig Van


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26659 on: September 16, 2017, 03:57:30 AM »
Lions for Lambs....





A hard hitting political thriller.
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