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Nick
01-03-2004
02:10 PM ET (US)
Julian Donkey Boy
Requiem for a dream
La Haine
City of God
Code Unknown

Le Cheval [my 90 second film that won 3qrand] www.depict.org
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Marcos
09-03-2003
03:41 PM ET (US)
Watch Rushmore. Watch it a 100 times for extreme hilarity and endless nuance, It is one of the most beautiful movies, and has probably the best movie soundtrack ever. If you hate this movie, tread cautiously for life will not be kind to you. For the person who recommended the Seven Samurai, right on man! That one's on my top 5.
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Scott
08-01-2003
03:56 PM ET (US)
"Freaks" by Tod Browning (1932). Here's a link to reviews of the movie on MRQE.com.

Here's an excerpt from one of those reviews:

Director Tod Browning, who'd scored a huge hit with the original "Dracula" in 1930, promised MGM the ultimate scary movie.

But the resulting picture surprised everyone: "I asked for something horrifying," said the studio's shocked head of production, "and I got it."

After trouble with the censors and a brief cinema run during which audiences reacted with unparalleled disgust, the picture was dropped and vanished into obscurity until it was revived in the 60s.

It's easy to see why reactions to the film have been so strong - it's a catalogue of the abnormal, the bizarre, and the grotesque that's still as unsettling today as it was 70 years ago.

Using real "freaks", including Johnny Eck (aka "The Half Boy"), various pinheads, some Siamese twins, and one unfortunate with no arms or legs (who's known simply as "Caterpillar Man" or "The Living Torso"), Browning's story packs quite a punch.

Greedy trapeze artist Cleopatra (Baclanova) seduces midget Hans (Earles) for his money, poisoning him with the help of her strongman lover (Victor). But when the freaks realize what she's up to, they take their revenge on this "Big Woman", chasing her through the forest with switchblades, and turning her into "one of us" once and for all.

Disturbing, grotesque, and quite unique, "Freaks" is a masterpiece of shock cinema.

As nothing here is faked or dreamt up by some special effects department, Browning forces us to reassess our assumptions of the normal and abnormal.

It's a cinematic slap in the face that'll leave you reeling with shock, surprise and maybe even delight. They certainly don't make them like this anymore.


Scott
56
sabre-toothed librarian
06-23-2003
01:19 AM ET (US)
I saw "Audition" with Django and another dude here at the house. All of us well-adjusted, late twenties, not afraid of the dark. All three really.fucking.scared. The movie starts like the kind of romantic comedy BS that Brittney would slam in the Scene. Hijinx, capers, misunderstandings, montages to bouncy music, all that.

And then it gets spliced with a Tool video. I've never had such a strong physical reaction to a movie (not even "Dancer In The Dark"). Get it at Hastings.

Blue/White/Red were badass. "City of Lost Children" (please don't get the dubbed version) has some supercool cinematography (same director as "Amelie"). And all the Hulk hype reminds me of what a good movie "The Ice Storm" was.
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torrez
06-11-2003
02:17 AM ET (US)
The original version of "Insomnia"
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...ance&s=dvd&n=507846
is quite good.
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Django Bejeezus
06-11-2003
01:59 AM ET (US)
Make your foray into Kurosawa with "Seven Samurai" or "Yojimbo" and find out where Lucas/Spielberg/et al got all their epic ideas (and why they shamelessly wore them on their sleeves). In doing so, witness the mastery of one of the greatest leading men in film history: Toshiro Mifune. Luckily, I got to see "Seven Samurai" in a new 35mm print at the Belcourt a few months ago. 'Twas bad-ass (all 4 hours).

While we're on Japanese film ... did the Ring scare you? Then steel yourself for "Audition."
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Rex Karz
06-06-2003
02:32 AM ET (US)
Dogtown and Z-Boyz. Made me cry.
52
eyeballkid
05-20-2003
07:55 PM ET (US)
I can't believe that I missed this little comment thread.

Two of my favorite movies:

Fresh 12 year old chess playing, project living, drug running kid gets even with some gangsters for murdering his grade school crush. Amazing movie.

Until the End of the World (which I may have suggested to you before at some point, I think. Though Wender's Wings of Desire, some opine, is better. I like UTEOTW because of its imperfectness.)
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BrittneyPerson was signed in when posted
04-25-2003
03:34 PM ET (US)
I think I should see this trilogy.
50
baud_boy
04-25-2003
03:28 PM ET (US)
I was confused about the order and thought Red was first. Now I realize that Red really should be viewed last, as it is a fitting finale to the work.

Let me know what you think of it.
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shrimp
04-21-2003
06:43 PM ET (US)
>My wife bought me Three Colors for my birthday. I watched Red last >night and was absolutely blown away. Kieslowski was a genius, and it >is possibly the most beautiful movie I have ever seen.

I bought the trilogy recently, and I've watched Blue and White so far. They're really quiet and simple films but they stay with you for days after viewing them.

baud_boy, did you watch Red first instead of last? Why?
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Sky CollinsPerson was signed in when posted
04-16-2003
04:00 PM ET (US)
The Price of Milk

http://us.imdb.com/Title?0249893

I thought of you when I saw it.
I'm positive you will love it.
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eppel
04-12-2003
06:24 AM ET (US)
buy the soundtracks as well baud_boy, they are wonderful
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baud_boy
04-11-2003
10:27 AM ET (US)
My wife bought me Three Colors for my birthday. I watched Red last night and was absolutely blown away. Kieslowski was a genius, and it is possibly the most beautiful movie I have ever seen.
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baud_boy
04-11-2003
10:23 AM ET (US)
Yes, Secretary was released last week on DVD. Worth it.
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eppel
04-10-2003
01:57 PM ET (US)
Just got the first season of Twin Peaks on DVD. Yes.
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