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The last movie you watched was...? (take five)

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Ken_McAlinden, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    A couple of Austrlian films


    Newsfront (1976) Multi award winning film about news cameramen working between World War II and the Melbourne Olympics.Almost every actor working in Australia at the time got a part in this.
    Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) On Valentine's Day 1900 three schoolgirls and a teacher go missing on a school outing. When I saw this at school I thought it was boring but, seeing it again, the first hour is just about perfect. Bruce Smeaton's score sounds exactly like Genesis.
    Sunday Too Far Away (1975) Jack Thompson plays a gun shearer (a ringer)
     
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  2. changeling69

    changeling69 WorldCitizen

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    My fav are the first 2 you mentioned. Picnic at HR is my absolute fav and P. Weir did a really amazing job in depicting a VERY true story, despite what ignorant people think about it. It really happened and the author of the book the movie is based on stated there was a missing chapter which reveals the source of the event and confirms the truth....only that researchers are struggling to find this missing chapter. Did you know this ??
     
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  3. Warzawa

    Warzawa The Starman

  4. jason88cubs

    jason88cubs Forum Resident

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  5. Daedalus

    Daedalus I haven't heard it all.....

    A documentary movie on Netflix entitled, “The Alpinist”. It is the story of Marc-Andre LeClerc, the solo climber and alpinist.
     
  6. changeling69

    changeling69 WorldCitizen

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    Like it or not, film of the year :)
     
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  7. Steve Minkin

    Steve Minkin Senior Member

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    Healdsburg CA
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    The Tragedy of Macbeth --
    the new Joel Coen film starring Denzel Washington and Francis McDormand. The couple is much older than most Macbeths and are played somewhat cooler if no less intense. The film is in black and white with odd, depersonalized sets, long featureless corridors, unadorned angular rooms, stark corners of fortresses, all of which generate feelings of isolation, disorientation, and claustrophobia. The film's opening is absolutely sensational, featuring the marvelous Kathryn Hunter (Puck in Julie Taymor's Dream) contorting herself into startlingly grotesque postures and movements, she commands the screen whenever she's on. Stephen Root as the Porter provides another small but delicious performance. The play as a whole is cut even more than usual, but the Macbeths' key speeches are all intact and powerfully delivered. Overall -- quirky, limited, but most definitely worth seeing for its memorable high points.
     
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  8. Saintbert

    Saintbert Forum Resident

    Location:
    Helsinki
    Castle in the Sky a.k.a. Laputa: Castle in the Sky (directed by Hayao Miyazaki, 1986). A boy meets a girl fallen from sky. Soon they have the military and pirates after them, all trying to find the way to the mythical castle in the sky.

    I don't watch a lot of animated films and I find it hard to keep my interest up but I am trying to educate myself. My favourite thing about this one is the Joe Hisaishi soundtrack with its romantic piano and synthesized orchestrations. I enjoy the sound design in general, and the way it's often sparse and quiet with just the sound of wind or whatever.

    What's strange is that while I watched it in Japanese, I briefly checked out the English audio that has Mark Hamill as the antagonist. I noticed immediately that it has music in places where the Japanese audio has none! Looking into it, apparently the whole score was rearranged for the North American release. So whether you watch it in English or Japanese the language isn't necessarily the biggest change. Given that the (original) music and the sound design is the film's greatest charm for me, it could have been a completely different experience.
     
  9. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Forum Resident

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    Coup de Torchon (1981) - Protagonist with the worst passive-agressive behavior I've ever seen.
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  10. Kaskade10729

    Kaskade10729 Forum Resident

    LOVE this film; never ceases to make me crack up.

    One of the funniest moments is when the Ritchie character is sitting in the bar talking to Sunshine, and he's so flustered around her he goes "Sure, I'd like to be my friend -- uh, be your friend.....what's you name, darling there?"

    LMAO....
     
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  13. Warzawa

    Warzawa The Starman

    I thought it was good, def can tell it was a type of parody but It kept my attention, especially Jennifer Lawrence going on about the General oh and the post credit scene too LOL
     
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  14. Rachael Bee

    Rachael Bee Miembra muy loca

    The Last Duel on UHD-BD. I liked the story despite it being a bit repetitive on several things. I really liked how it laid out the male chauvinism and religious pseudoscience of the 14th century. Mel Brooks came to mind during the film. "It's good to be the king". That was a running joke in History Of The World Part 1. It was displayed as the absolute truth in this dark age! The duel itself was exciting.
     
  15. Fabrice Outside

    Fabrice Outside Forum Resident

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    EU
    A nice bunch of cynical characters if I remember correcly
     
  16. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Forum Resident

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    Tempe, AZ
    To put it mildly. :D
     
  17. Fabrice Outside

    Fabrice Outside Forum Resident

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    Those Blu ray captures make me want to pass :D
     
  18. Gasman1003

    Gasman1003 Forum Diplomat.

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    "Mr. Jones" (2019)

    This afternoon on Amazon Prime



    Based on the true story of Welsh journalist, Gareth Jones who travelled to Moscow in 1933 in an attempt to interview Stalin. Whilst there he heard rumours of famine in Ukraine and travelled there, at great risk, to witness itself for himself. He then attempted to break the news of this Holodomor to the western world.

    I thought it an excellent film, interesting plot, strong cast and fine cinematography.

    “The price of truth”: The story behind Agnieszka Holland’s “Mr. Jones”
    Gareth Jones (journalist) - Wikipedia
     
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  19. rmath84

    rmath84 Forum Resident

    Lola (1961). I didn't think I would like "A woman like that" but I did.
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  20. Raylinds

    Raylinds Resident Lake Surfer

    I don't know why it took me so long, but I finally saw Yesterday. I thoroughly enjoyed it,
     
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  21. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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    New Hampshire
  22. Al Kuenster

    Al Kuenster Forum Resident

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    Las Vegas, NV - US
    All About Eve BR (Criterion)
     
  23. rmath84

    rmath84 Forum Resident

    Vivre Sa Vie. I'll watch anything with Anna Karina but not a favorite:

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    Godard can be ... wordy but he points in the right direction:

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  24. rockerreds

    rockerreds Forum Resident

  25. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Annie (1982) and Batman & Robin (1997)
     
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