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    18hiltc wrote:
    I really like the movies by Geroge Lucuas and Steven Spielberg for example Star Wars, Indian Jones, War Horse and Red Tails. If you never seen them trust me they are a must see.

    Would never have guessed you were a Star Wars fan smile War Horse sounds good, something I could watch with my daughter I think. Recently we watched Waynes World and Terminator 2 (both funny films). Regarding the latter, it was the first time I'd heard her say "holy shit" and "sweet jesus" when watching a film.

    Presently I've just finished watching the first part of the 1988 version of The Bourne Identity, quite enjoyable, haven't seen the later version yet.

    Just last week finished a Woody Allen marathon. Pretty much everything from Annie Hall to Deconstructing Harry.

    Finally got around to watching 28 Days later and Forest Gump. Loved Forest Gump, made me cry (lots), awww smile Lots more films, but can't remember off the top of my head. Oh yeah, as recommended by Mark Kermode, The Mad Monkey. Was ok, but I wouldn't rave about it.

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    Was that a joke about never guessing that I was a Star Wars fan or were you serious. Either way its fine and have you seen the videos I suggested.

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    A few spring to mind.

    I was also going to mention Berberian Sound Studio despite not having seen it yet...

    Lebanon (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483831/) springs to mind in FreeSound context because of interesting sound design. Entire film is set in the interior of a tank. Visceral and brutal.
    While we're on the subject of Lebanon, I think I'd classify Waltz with Bashir as unmissable.

    On a lighter note, Belleville Rendez-vous; very charming and atmospheric animation, next to no dialogue but bags of character and style. Chomet's other feature (apart from the brand new live action Attila Marcel which I've only just learned about) The Illusionist is another great one: funny, poignant and beautiful adaptation of an unused Jacques Tatis screenplay.

    Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374546/). Elegantly balanced and profoundly simple; 'approaches a level of cinematic Haiku' as one IMDB user review has it. At turns meditative and cathartic... again, next to no dialogue, but expertly paced so that it needn't matter.

    Talk to Her (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0287467/) is a moving and thought-provoking exploration of obsession... I won't say more just now.

    I should go, but before I do I'll just mention Dancer in the Dark (although some accuse Von-Trier of emotional abuse of the audience for no real artistic purpose, I tend to disagree - and anyway the soundtrack should be of some interest to Freesounders), Pan's Labyrinth, Festen...

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    18hiltc wrote:
    Was that a joke about never guessing that I was a Star Wars fan or were you serious. Either way its fine and have you seen the videos I suggested.

    18hiltc,

    Was just a joke based on your avatar, no sarcasm intended. I've seen quite a few Spielberg films in my time. Two I watched more recently were The Terminal and Catch Me If You Can, enjoyed both very much. Not so much of a Lucas fan, but loved Star Wars when I was a kid.

    xinaesthete,

    I think the first Almodovar film I watched was Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, fantastic film imo. Still haven't watched Talk to Her, thanks for the reminder.

    Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring is in my "to watch" box, just waiting for the right time and mood. And I've added Lebanon and Dancer in the Dark to my list. It looks like you share similar tastes with Speedenza.

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    I haven't watched a Spielberg film for years. The man is a pro, no question... I must watch Lincoln one of these days, and go back to some of the old ones at some point - would be interesting to watch Schindlers List from an adult perspective.

    toiletrolltube wrote:
    xinaesthete,

    I think the first Almodovar film I watched was Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, fantastic film imo. Still haven't watched Talk to Her, thanks for the reminder.

    I must admit Talk to Her is the only one I've seen and I should broaden my knowledge - will try to get around to that one at some point. Actually, tell a lie, I'm sure I've seen Volver too but don't really remember it... and there are copies of that and Broken Embraces at my parent's house; must borrow them.


    Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring is in my "to watch" box, just waiting for the right time and mood. And I've added Lebanon and Dancer in the Dark to my list. It looks like you share similar tastes with Speedenza.

    I think you're right that I have similar tastes to Speedenza.

    Definitely worth being in the right mood for Spring Summer. I hope it doesn't disappoint when you do get 'round to watching it. I've seen it twice; once in the cinema, and once on a hungover Sunday at a friends house on a small CRT TV / no external speakers etc... I don't know to what extent the modest setup detracted from it (loosing some of the grandeur of landscapes etc); the main problem was that I over-hyped it (saying that it was my favourite film). The friend I watched it with found it somewhat boring and I must admit I didn't really get all that much from it that time - sensing her fidgeting etc obviously not conducive. I'm sure it helped that the first time I saw it I wasn't particularly expecting much, but I hope it should be strong enough to carry itself even after having it built up... must get hold of a copy and watch it again sometime.

    Micmacs on the other hand you could pick up any time you want some Jean Pierre Jeunet fun and it's sure to deliver smile

    I'm adding a few other recommendations from the rest of the thread (Detachment, Rosemary's Baby, I've only seen "In the Mood For Love" by Wong Kar Wei, might have to explore more at some point...) to my IMDb watchlist (who knows, maybe I'll catch up with it some time).

    I'll add a recommendation for "Anvil! The Story of Anvil"; fly on the wall documentary of a metal band. Funny and heart-rending - a real-life Spinal Tap but utterly sincere and touching, mostly about the lifelong friendship and dedication of the two founding members.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT7v2nUcmek

    On the subject of documentaries, I've been meaning to watch more of Werner Herzog's contributions to the genre (I have a boxset, so not much excuse...). Grizzly Man was an interesting one. Cave of Forgotten Dreams is one that I regret not seeing in the cinema (narrowly missed a couple of times); I've heard that this is one of the few films for which 3D really elevates it (I believe a friend used the word transcendent) rather than just being a bit of a gimmick. I watched part of it via streaming at one point and stopped because a) it was late - I idly put it on not really meaning to watch much but got sucked in and b) I was still holding out on it being shown in 3D at our local film society, but apparently the cinema won't let us use the 3D projector.

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    toiletrolltube wrote:
    18hiltc wrote:
    Was that a joke about never guessing that I was a Star Wars fan or were you serious. Either way its fine and have you seen the videos I suggested.

    18hiltc,

    Was just a joke based on your avatar, no sarcasm intended.


    Today I learned the difference between sarcasm and irony. I thought for a moment that you were mistaking yourself when you said "no sarcasm intended" given that it seemed to be the basis of the joke, but it turns out that for sarcasm to apply there must be some kind of derogatory implication which I'm sure there wasn't in this case; it was a friendly ironic statement.

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    xinaesthete wrote:
    toiletrolltube wrote:
    18hiltc wrote:
    Was that a joke about never guessing that I was a Star Wars fan or were you serious. Either way its fine and have you seen the videos I suggested.

    18hiltc,

    Was just a joke based on your avatar, no sarcasm intended.


    Today I learned the difference between sarcasm and irony. I thought for a moment that you were mistaking yourself when you said "no sarcasm intended" given that it seemed to be the basis of the joke, but it turns out that for sarcasm to apply there must be some kind of derogatory implication which I'm sure there wasn't in this case; it was a friendly ironic statement.

    I think you've got a better understanding of English than I do and you're right: I'm quite often mistaking myself. smile

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    Can anyone guess which film this is? The reason I'm posting this frame is because the waitress here also plays a waitress in an episode of Seinfeld, The Bubble Boy. Sorry, there aren't any prizes. Hope this link works.

    O Lan Jones 2

    Edit: Stupid me, I've given the answer away in the filename, lol.

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    toiletrolltube wrote:
    Can anyone guess which film this is? The reason I'm posting this frame is because the waitress here also plays a waitress in an episode of Seinfeld, The Bubble Boy. Sorry, there aren't any prizes. Hope this link works.

    O Lan Jones 2

    Edit: Stupid me, I've given the answer away in the filename, lol.

    I couldn't help but cheat. I'm guessing The Truman Show?

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    Nope smile

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    Providence http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076574/

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    Not a funny film at all, but this scene is hilarious.

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    Hmm, not one I know. I take that as a recomendation?

    btw, the site you hosted those images on tried to install some dodgy apk on my phone...

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    xinaesthete wrote:
    Hmm, not one I know. I take that as a recomendation?

    btw, the site you hosted those images on tried to install some dodgy apk on my phone...

    I don't know about phones Xin, I use a desktop and it hasn't tried to install anything here. I learnt about the site through other freesound members using it, so I'm sure it's fine.

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    A film recommended by Kyster. Don't even read the reviews, at least not from the numbskulls.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780504/

    Xin, I loved Lebanon, I was in that tank smile

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    toiletrolltube wrote:
    A film recommended by Kyster. Don't even read the reviews, at least not from the numbskulls.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780504/

    Xin, I loved Lebanon, I was in that tank smile

    Glad to hear you liked it.

    As for postimg... I still think it's dodgy (I see porn ads on desktop, trying to install random software on Android...), but am somewhat surprised that it seems to be given a clean bill of health http://www.webutation.net/go/review/postimg.org

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    Xin, I think I've figured it out. When you upload to that site there's two options for image content 'Adult content' or 'Family safe'. As Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer has an 18 rating, I chose the former. I'm sure that's the reason they're displaying the soft porn images beneath my screenshot on their site. I checked my other image posts and they're all free from Adult stuff. In future I'll stick to Family safe, and I'll remove that image from my previous post. As for the "dodgy apk" I'm sorry about that, I know how annoying crap like that can be. I'm pretty certain the site is ok, but maybe not very phone friendly.

    Regards,
    toiletrolltube

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    I watched Kick-Ass with my daughter on Friday night and thoroughly enjoyed it. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1250777/

    Also watched recently (alone, my daughter would be bored by these) two great films featuring Jack Nicholson.

    The Passenger http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073580/
    The King of Marvin Gardens http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068805/

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    Who is a Marvel and Hunger Games fan because I can't wait for new releases, did anyone see star trek into darkness because I didn't get to see it and I wondered when it came out in theaters and when does it come out in stores.

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    Snatch. I say no more! smile

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