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by zopz
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Filmmakers
Topic: von Trier
Replies: 9
Views: 836

Re: von Trier

Haha. I'm flattered. More of an 'equivalency' argument from my perspective. It is also true that I resent doing useful things, and enjoy justifying a life spent watching films. It may be apocryphal that audiences in 1895 were terrified that the train approaching the screen was going to hit them, but...
by zopz
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Filmmakers
Topic: von Trier
Replies: 9
Views: 836

Re: von Trier

It is not just a matter of developing an understanding of the technical processes involved in making films, but a matter of understanding how those processes relate to the generation of meaning and significance for the audience. This kind of reminds me of something that came up in studying art hist...
by zopz
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leaving the key under the doormat/plant
Replies: 26
Views: 866

Re: Leaving the key under the doormat/plant

I often come home shitfaced so it's handy to have something to rely on. That said, it's in a place that's easy for me to find, but there's so much random junk on the porch that anyone else would have a hell of a time. :)

Also, I responded to this knowing full well you be phishing, right?
by zopz
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On what basis do you rate films ?
Replies: 9
Views: 528

Re: On what basis do you rate films ?

I don't rate a film I have not seen in its entirety. I've so often revised my feelings about a film based on the last 10 or 20 minutes that I can't presume to assign a rating if I haven't seen the whole thing. I actually find it kind of nasty in a way, in poor taste. I don't rate films I saw so long...
by zopz
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Filmmakers
Topic: The Rev. Al Gore at it again
Replies: 60
Views: 1710

Re: The Rev. Al Gore at it again

I think most of these people conflate socialism more with Stalinism (I'm from a country where socialism worked pretty damn well for a while) and the irony is that precisely the gut-wretching reaction some people get when they hear the word is the result of decades of capitalist propaganda, nothing t...
by zopz
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Collections
Topic: Children being killed....
Replies: 186
Views: 57593

Re: Children being killed....

Not sure I can be bothered trawling through the whole thread to see if it's been mentioned, but just caught Matsumoto's Shura (Demons) and it fits the bill.
by zopz
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top five for each decade
Replies: 26
Views: 1154

Re: Top five for each decade

1910s Just all the Fantomas flicks <3 1920s Ménilmontant (1926) Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922) The Gold Rush (1925) The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) Von morgens bis Mitternacht (1920) 1930s City Lights (1931) Duck Soup (1933) It Happened One Night (1934) The Lady Vanishes (1938) M (1931) 1940s Citi...
by zopz
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movies from the 30s worth watching (since most of us have seen so few)
Replies: 14
Views: 604

Re: Movies from the 30s worth watching (since most of us have seen so few)

Ah, cool. I see. Well, I also can recommend the Thin Man films and Pepe le Moko. I'm planning to watch Ruggles of Red Gap soonish since I hear it recommended so often (for some reason Edward Norton recommending that film keeps coming back to haunt me).
by zopz
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movies from the 30s worth watching (since most of us have seen so few)
Replies: 14
Views: 604

Re: Movies from the 30s worth watching (since most of us have seen so few)

Why no horror films? The result of that is one of the most highly acclaimed films of the early thirties, C. T. Dreyer's Vampyr, doesn't make the cut. Vampyr is one example among a handful of films from the early part of the decade in which I'm interested because they appear - rather than revising fi...
by zopz
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oscar nominations vs. Mine/Yours
Replies: 42
Views: 1303

Re: Oscar nominations vs. Mine/Yours

I thought that was obvious, and your last phrase indicates you do to. It took me a while to realize that some people didn't notice, or pretended not to notice, the overwhelming gay theme that was obvious even in the previews--and it's that, not race, that's the Oscar PC issue I was highlighting. No...

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