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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27640 on: May 15, 2018, 03:42:48 PM »
Taking Sides
Directed by Istvan Szabo, about Furtwangler's denazification process.

I liked it. If anyone has seen it, the bit with the handkerchief is interesting. Wiping his hand unobtrusively?
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27641 on: May 17, 2018, 07:11:24 AM »
The Next Three Days


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27642 on: May 17, 2018, 01:58:07 PM »


Transgender hooker gets out of jail, finds out her pimp boyfriend has been cheating on her and starts tracking him down... The film takes a bit to get going but when it gets it's really good, especially the final third (and quite funny). It's a previous film of Sean Baker, director of The Florida Project. It's shot on three iphones and yet it manages not to look amateur at any moment. Very well done.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27643 on: May 18, 2018, 11:00:50 PM »
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27644 on: May 20, 2018, 02:03:01 AM »
Last night, for perhaps the second time:  Grand Budapest Hotel
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27645 on: May 20, 2018, 04:10:40 AM »



Passengers.  Ugh.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27646 on: May 20, 2018, 07:44:10 PM »
Karl and Jeffrey (Vandermolen), have you guys watched the Samuel Barber documentary yet? Would be keen to hear your opinions of it. I’m probably going to watch it again tomorrow night, which is something I don’t do much with composer documentaries.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27647 on: May 21, 2018, 12:04:57 AM »
Karl and Jeffrey (Vandermolen), have you guys watched the Samuel Barber documentary yet? Would be keen to hear your opinions of it. I’m probably going to watch it again tomorrow night, which is something I don’t do much with composer documentaries.

Not yet, though I have thought about it (i.e., I didn't simply forget 8) ... between attending performances, and my own composing, the weekend was full. I'm looking at ... Friday evening for Barber.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27648 on: May 21, 2018, 05:25:45 AM »
Not yet, though I have thought about it (i.e., I didn't simply forget 8) ... between attending performances, and my own composing, the weekend was full. I'm looking at ... Friday evening for Barber.

Excellent, sir! 8) Looking forward to your commentary.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27649 on: May 21, 2018, 11:54:01 AM »


Beautifully shot and designed film (the story takes place in 50s Japan, Osaka) but the plot is flimsy and already seen and the characters wholly unbelievable.



Bunch of bored high school teenagers in some French suburbia sleep around indiscriminately, organise some orgies, a bit of a scandal breaks out, round of STDs gets passed around. Scandal passes, stds get cured and everyone continues with their lives. I like the sentiment but there are better films dealing with similar matters.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27650 on: May 21, 2018, 04:51:36 PM »
Body Double
1984 ‧ Mystery/Crime film ‧ 1h 54m

After losing an acting role and his girlfriend, Jake Scully (Craig Wasson) finally catches a break: he gets offered a gig house-sitting in the Hollywood Hills. While peering through the beautiful home's telescope one night, he spies a gorgeous blonde (Deborah Shelton) dancing in her window. But when he witnesses the girl's murder, it leads Scully through the netherworld of the adult entertainment industry on a search for answers -- with porn actress Holly Body (Melanie Griffith) as his guide.


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27651 on: May 22, 2018, 07:02:45 AM »
Calvary





An excellent film which also incorporates some of the wonderful landscapes of the north west coast of Ireland.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27652 on: May 23, 2018, 03:14:19 AM »
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An excellent film which also incorporates some of the wonderful landscapes of the north west coast of Ireland.

Haven't seen that one, but have consistently heard very good things about it.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27653 on: May 23, 2018, 03:42:55 AM »
Will certainly keep on eye open for it.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27654 on: May 25, 2018, 03:31:00 AM »


The overarching story line and all of it strains I though are very good, but there are so many corny, sugary and just plain bad moments. And some unexpectedly poor directing and flabby editing. 

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27655 on: May 25, 2018, 06:25:54 AM »



Deadpool 2.  Rather enjoyable.  The portion where Deadpool puts together his own X-Force and then leads them into action is good stuff.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27656 on: May 25, 2018, 06:42:55 AM »


The overarching story line and all of it strains I though are very good, but there are so many corny, sugary and just plain bad moments. And some unexpectedly poor directing and flabby editing.

I watched it too, more out of a sense of having seen the first Star Wars film (1976? 1977?) as a child and so feeling misplaced sentiment over seeing Luke Skywalker etc for probably the last time. I thought for the most part  it was awful. But it's over now and I never need to view it ever again.

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For anyone with a couple of minutes to kill... This probably isn't the right thread, but I'm waiting for my train and want to save my book for the journey. ;D

The original three Star Wars films - regardless of director - and their use of primary and secondary rhythms along with editorial rhythms - compared to the later titles in the series.

Imagine a bird gliding as it moves across the sky - there's a primary source of rhythm. Take the same shot but have the bird's wings flapping - the secondary rhythm. The difference between the two is obvious and defined. This is all simple, basic stuff. Lets move in closer and see those wings, their shape, size, colour, then closer still to the bird's head as it shifts a little, finally back out as it dives and swoops. Now employ editorial rhythm (and people with an understanding of music should recognise this) where each cut imposes a beat or an accent. These beats and accents will be weaker or stronger (or increasingly familiar and so lessening their impact) depending on how often they're repeated and the visual contrasts and affinities between them. Put it all together and you create editorial tempo. And right there is the difference between the original Star Wars trilogy and this film. In both cases the editor is being asked to create and maintain the structure of a story within a scene or a series of scenes within a story. But in the new film these pieces are being almost forced or crammed into a form where they don't naturally fit. The studio knows what the audience thinks they want to see, but you can't simply make a list of ingredients and serve it up like slop in a bucket.

A choreographer doesn't have free rein to just throw together a series of forms and movements for a dance, without understanding how motion is changes in position over a period of time, and how when observing it that the audience must be able to create a frame of reference. These things have a relationship. Its like looking at amateur photographers who shoot lenses wide open because they're trying to isolate an element from a foreground/background and they do it unthinkingly "Yeah, that's what pro shots look like, that shallow DOF" - bollocks. The unsubtle results are invariably clichéd and clumsy.

Find a film you love and watch it uninterrupted with the volume turned off. As soon as it finished, repeat the process. You'll experience more than you have ever before. As I said, it's simple stuff and there's reward in learning to appreciate it.
Really, give it a try. Or don't.  ;D
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27657 on: May 25, 2018, 07:20:42 AM »
I watched it too, more out of a sense of having seen the first Star Wars film (1976? 1977?) as a child and so feeling misplaced sentiment over seeing Luke Skywalker etc for probably the last time. I thought for the most part  it was awful. But it's over now and I never need to view it ever again.

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For anyone with a couple of minutes to kill... This probably isn't the right thread, but I'm waiting for my train and want to save my book for the journey. ;D

The original three Star Wars films - regardless of director - and their use of primary and secondary rhythms along with editorial rhythms - compared to the later titles in the series.

Imagine a bird gliding as it moves across the sky - there's a primary source of rhythm. Take the same shot but have the bird's wings flapping - the secondary rhythm. The difference between the two is obvious and defined. This is all simple, basic stuff. Lets move in closer and see those wings, their shape, size, colour, then closer still to the bird's head as it shifts a little, finally back out as it dives and swoops. Now employ editorial rhythm (and people with an understanding of music should recognise this) where each cut imposes a beat or an accent. These beats and accents will be weaker or stronger (or increasingly familiar and so lessening their impact) depending on how often they're repeated and the visual contrasts and affinities between them. Put it all together and you create editorial tempo. And right there is the difference between the original Star Wars trilogy and this film. In both cases the editor is being asked to create and maintain the structure of a story within a scene or a series of scenes within a story. But in the new film these pieces are being almost forced or crammed into a form where they don't naturally fit. The studio knows what the audience thinks they want to see, but you can't simply make a list of ingredients and serve it up like slop in a bucket.

A choreographer doesn't have free rein to just throw together a series of forms and movements for a dance, without understanding how motion is changes in position over a period of time, and how when observing it that the audience must be able to create a frame of reference. These things have a relationship. Its like looking at amateur photographers who shoot lenses wide open because they're trying to isolate an element from a foreground/background and they do it unthinkingly "Yeah, that's what pro shots look like, that shallow DOF" - bollocks. The unsubtle results are invariably clichéd and clumsy.

Find a film you love and watch it uninterrupted with the volume turned off. As soon as it finished, repeat the process. You'll experience more than you have ever before. As I said, it's simple stuff and there's reward in learning to appreciate it.
Really, give it a try. Or don't.  ;D

Right thread or no, I enjoyed your chat.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27658 on: May 25, 2018, 07:54:56 AM »
The Temp





Entertaining, and the aforementioned temp is stunningly dressed [just as a by the way].
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27659 on: May 25, 2018, 12:57:03 PM »
Right thread or no, I enjoyed your chat.

Cheers.  8) :)
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