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I'm pretty new to the movies genre of media, yes I watched some films but they weren't anything revolutionairy or something that changed the medium as hole, what are some films that needs to be watched to understand the strengths of this medium and it's benefits, something that can show me the value of this art-form.
It's ok if it's popular or something like that, I want to understand movies more.
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Metropolis hasn’t aged as well as Nosferatu and other silent movies like Battleship Potemkin, which is my personal favorite. I tried to watch it, but I ended up falling asleep. Still, it was very impressive and imaginative.
>>92 (OP) 
look up 1001 movies to watch before you die and watch most of them up until 2000s as most of the films is put on there for political brownie points. but i got some picks for you from me personally:

>the roaring twenties
>steamboat round the bend
>death of Stalin
>diplomaniacs 
>popeye
>hell's hinges
>spies (1928)
>night and the city (1950)
>Die Nibelungen: Siegfried
> the seawolf (1941)
>the grey fox (1982)
> dog solders
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Original Conan The Barbarian
>Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
>Enter The Void
>Jodorowski's Holy Mountain
>Blade Runner
>Aguirre
>American Psycho
>The Evil Dead
>First Rambo
>Natural Born Killers
>Desperado
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At the risk of sounding incredibly pretentious, I'll recommend The Wages of Fear or Le Salaire de la Peur in the original French.  Yes, it's a French movie.  Yes, it's two and a half hours long.  Yes, it's a silver screen film full of misery and suffering.  But the film is a masterclass in suspense and tension.  If you have the time and patience to watch it, I highly recommend doing so because you won't find a film like it in Hollywood.

The film starts in a small, isolated South American town, the kind where people go to hide out or do illegal things.  People there have enough money to get into town, but they never have enough money to leave because there's nothing to do except drink and smoke.  However, there is an oil field several hours' drive away in the countryside, and there's an industrial accident there: one of the shafts erupts into a giant fire and there isn't enough water to put it out.

The only way to extinguish a fire of that size is to deprive it of oxygen, which can only be done with a giant explosion.  In this case, several tonnes of nitroglycerine transported over winding mountain roads in giant trucks.  The only people crazy enough to take on such a job are four European men from the village, because if they can complete this task then they'll be paid enough to leave.

I won't lie, it's kind of a draining and miserable movie, but I think it's worth watching if the premise sounds interesting.  There are 
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>>354
>2 1/2 hours long
>misery and suffering
>pretentious 
French movies can be though. I either love them, like Wages of Fear, or hate them to no end like Alphaville.

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General David Lynch thread as well, but mostly Twin Peaks. 

Halfway through Season 2, this is alright. The series feels like the most Lynch could get away with on network television. Enough weird shit going on to keep me engaged but far too much soap drama for my liking, there's 4 concurrent love triangles right now still counting Leo since he'll probably wake up.
Big pros are Dale Cooper, the One Armed Man and the visions Madeleine was getting a the start of the season. I assume there's more of the Giant and Black Lodge coming later in the season. Log Lady is neat, as is trying to figure out what the fuck Rosenfield's problem is. Hoping the Triad subplot goes somewhere soon.
Cons: Soap drama as mentioned. Actors for James, Bobby and Josie are a bit shite. Pace is slow, a great deal happened in the first and last episodes of season 1 with maybe another 4 episodes of that worth in the rest of the season. I assume network serials were paced like that at the time. Audrey is a strange and annoying character. Not out of place, but I don't care for here character I mean, she looks great in those skirts or here subplots.
I expected more backward talking midgets and premonitions from coffee cups than I've been getting. Such is what it had to be I suppose, but still wonder what the original script would have been like.
General thread questions
>How Lynch is Twin Peaks? Give free rein, what do 
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>>309 (OP) 
>far too much soap drama for my liking
all the soap elements are satirical
it's not as over the top as the pilot in s2, they wound it in a lot
mainly IMO because the plot was going so many other weird ass places
>a great deal happened in the first and last episodes of season 1 with maybe another 4 episodes of that worth in the rest of the season
you're right, the few shows that did any serious long running narratives (and there weren't many before X-Files), those stories bookended seasons, with filler inbetween
some series still do it more or less
>I expected more backward talking midgets and premonitions from coffee cups than I've been getting
you're looking for s3
>Is Dale Cooper a good character or an amusing set of affectations?
s1&2, a good character that's an amusing set of affectations
>How do you like your coffee?
1/3rd cream
>Favourite Lynch Film
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Some advice to take or leave
Watch Fire Walk with Me (duh perhaps) before s3, but don't expect a movie
comes off more like a prequel built from outtakes
wish MacLachlan wasn't so wary of typecasting and did whatever Lynch's original idea was
and don't expect anything at all from s3
>>309 (OP) 
Hey, I remember this show...maybe I should finish it some time. I remember going into this knowing nothing about it thinking that the detective guy was going to be the only normal one in the bunch, but it turned out that he was one of those eccentric detectives, or at least a bit odd. The town had it's fair share of relative strangeness but it was mostly a bunch of love triangles. I think I dropped it after or before I finished the first season. I can't into drama I guess. I didn't think it was bad and I'm not a huge critic but I found myself questioning the time I was spending watching it. The comfy setting also makes me uncomfy since it makes me yearn to be in a place like that but that might just be me.
>>309 (OP) 
Season 2 is the low point, save for a few episodes here and there. Season 3 is much better. You just have to slog through S2 to get to it.
I started it a while ago, but I have yet to finish it. I really like that feeling of discomfort that Lynch will put into his work. That scene with Leland bawling as he dances to swing music comes to mind. His use of time in that regard is also excellent. Think back to the scene where Cooper is shot in his hotel room. FOR FUCKS SAKE GO GET HELP YOU STUPID OLD MAN.

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>4:3 for "artistic" purposes
>had to stop and look up that it was actually supposed to be like that & I didn't just grab some shit rip
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whedon's was barely fucking coherent comparatively, this is way too long for some feature blockbuster film, but the universe was such a fucking mess of way too much shit being done way too quickly already
joss's best days were well behind him when he tried to do that
this kind of just ties the whole DC thing they were doing there off, did give some people like Miller (as much of an asshole as he seems) a fucking chance to actually do something, gave Leto a little bit of redemption

>>315
hollywood's changing regardless, theaters are dead, don't think that's ever going to get truly revived
these things just work better storywise as series rather than films anyway
well watching this led to realizing I didn't watch Aquaman, which was alright but relied way too heavily on how much one likes Jason Momoa
I don't know a hell of a lot about Aquaman but I don't remember him being near invincible like that
also fuck Amber Heard
which led to me remembering I didn't watch that last Spider Man, which I ended up noping out of after like 10 minutes, that 20+ somethings trying to pull off teen dialogue, man
noped out of Dark Phoenix for the same reason, Sansa and Jewclops trying to be romantic was some truly painful shit

might try Shazam, idk
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and no I don't only watch capeshit, I just go through phases
last one was westerns
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>might try Shazam, idk
It's an alright flick, fun to watch but nothing to write home about. Could have been much better.
Your superhero "phase" is best spent reading comics. Pic related, a little something I put together with anons years ago. The Shazam comic on there is an excellent read.
>>301 (OP) 
>being a gen z over fullscreen on a board called vhs

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I watched Leon the Professional, The Orphan, Lolita 1997, Lamb, Moonrise Kingdom, Innocence, Hanna, Mustang, Pretty Baby, Yulenka, Curfew, Show Me Love, Alice in the Cities, A Little Princess, Water Lillies, F-Report, The Blue Lagoon, Laurin(89), Sleepwalking, Matilda, You Were Never Really Here, Lawn Dogs, Take Me to the River, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, Stray Dogs, Spirit of the Beehive, Stephanie, The Taste of Tea, Hounddog, Bridge to Terabithia, The Beguiled, Somewhere, Alice(88), City of lost children, Cape Fear(62), Arcadia, Tomorrowland, Christiane F, Walkabout, The Florida Project, My Girl(91), Addams Family Values, Young Aphrodites, The Ice Palace, Swing vote, Tideland, Bad Seed, Cocoon, Annabele: Creation, the opening scene of Desire, Phoebe in Wonderland, Gifted, Spark, Caspe, Because of Winn-dixie, Zazie dans le metro, Amanda, Waterworld, What Maisie Knew, Paper Moon, Sundays and Cybele, Hideous Kinky, Svanurinn, Miss Violence, the Troop Zero, Ana, Tuck Everlasting, System Crasher, Angela 1995, Alice Sweet Alice, Romys Salon and The Trouble with Being Born, now what do I watch?
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>>325 (OP) 
Where do you watch these. I feel like lists like these are so obvious that you'd out yourself looking these up.
I've been trying to watch sundays and cybele for years.

>what do i watch?
cria cuervos... its better than orphan and lolita I can tell you that much.  Not as good at leon or papermoon though.
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>>327
>you'd out yourself
to who? the only film I think you'd have trouble with is Pretty Baby, the rest are mainly foreign
I don't think any of the others are actually illegal
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>>328
What other kind of person would look up these movies? What other pretense could there be?
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>>329
doesn't answer who you're "outing" yourself to
people seem to forget that simply being a thing in itself has no consequences
you've still got a couple years at least before anybody's kicking your door in to stick a penile plethysmograph on you to see if you should be executed or not based on browser history
live it up while you can

I'd thought I'd ask this new board for movie recs since coincidentally I've found myself binging a few from this list i had saved. So far its pretty good, I'm about halfway done. Do you guys have any other movies you'd consider similar to those on this list?
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The movie is criticism and mockery of all the edge-lords who think the Germans deserved everything that happened in WW2. It's not pozz, but more of a mockery of Jews and how they think that they're badasses even though they never contributed to the actual fighting outside of declaring war.
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>>270
Either that or the movie has no self-awareness. I would lean to the latter because I didn't catch any of the mockery you're talking about. It is a well made movie but It can only be enjoyed If you know nothing about WWII other than "Ivol nadzees".
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>>271
You can tell what its message is portraying when you see some of the more human Nazis are innocently killed despite not deserving it. The message of the movie is still that Nazi bad, but it also shits on the kikes who celebrate murdering Innocent Germans who are good-willed and care about the well-being of their fellow comrades. The people who think that movie is just anti-Nazi either just don't understand the themes or chose to purposely misunderstsnd its meanings just to larp about how they easily defeated nazism despite being getting btfod numerous times. Films don't always show an action or conflict in the good vs/or bad guy narrative.
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Although I won't discount the possibility that the intention was to lampoon the fervor with which the normalfag lusts for violence against people who have sinned against their lords I wonder if such a message even matters considering the reception of the film by said normalfags and the way that the story is told. I don't think anyone here thinks the film is "just anti-Nazi," I was merely saying that in it the Jew once more gratuitously and vicariously gets revenge on bad goys. Surely other things happen in it, although I suppose I shouldn't be so sure. A film which was two hours of nothing but Allied Powers murdering Germans would be boring, but who can say if it wouldn't go over well with normalfags? In any case I don't appreciate the implication that I was being dishonest.
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chimes at midnight
Jeremiah Johnson
outlaw josey wales
Fitzcarraldo
the emperor's naked army marches on
waterloo
tombstone
highplains drifter
my darling clemintine
the long goodbye
escape to victory
steamboat round the bend

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Personally my favorite decade of movies and the ones I grew up with. To name a few of my favorites:
>The Shining
>Escape from New York
>The Thing
>BTTF Trilogy
>First Blood and Rambo
>Top Gun
>Die Hard
>The Terminator
>Robocop
>Ghostbusters
>Labyrinth
>Beetlejuice
>The Dark Crystal
>Akira
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Most of these movies are my favorite including
>Blade Runner
>Poltergeist
>Who Framed Roger Rabbit
>Karate Kid
>Apocalypse Now (I know it was made in 79)
>Kagemusha

>Is Blade Runner as good as people say it is? 
Yes
>I wish (((kikewood))) would stop milking these franchises.
Well your wish will probably never be granted until production studios in HollyJew die from financial issues due to the creative bankruptcy that runs rampant there due to only having dumbass kikes who only know how to steal credit and plagiarize ideas from everyone else.

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What do you think of the Star Wars series ?
For me I think it's overrated and blown out too much, it doesn't deserve it's high status or this amount of attention, there are lots I mean lot of other media that does things better then Star Wars.
I could give out examples but most of them are anime so wew.
Although I may be wrong because I never watched a Star Wars movie.
I made this thread to not derail the /v/ thread
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Would you?
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>>179
No.
>>179
I remember a nuStar wars comic were they draw Luke like a girl. It was fucking horrible.
>>61 (OP) 
The OT is good. Overrated as fuck, no disagreement there, but they're competent movies that tell a decent story. I'm not a sci-fi man myself, but I understand why people like them.

The prequels reek of George being up his own ass and no one having the balls to tell him he smells like shit and anything touched by the mouse is just a shitty cash grab without half the thought put into them that even the prequels had.

>>84
I assume he meant "if you kill your enemies they win" bs outside of the OT and EU. Either that or he's retarded.

>>179
Top right and bottom left I would. Top left, I'd consider. Probably not bottom right. Weird as fuck considering they're all the same "girl"
the OT is kind of the grandfather of the Abrams mix tape mystery box kind of shit, just way more competently executed comparatively
PT, George's head just seemed to be way too far up his own ass and distracted with everything but the actual movies and how good they were, still far better than the yidsney shit
the ST exists here so that some other reality could get the actually good version made possible by the universe where Disney died with Walt and George's early 1980's divorce never happened, so I can just ignore its existence

you can't really judge fans of the universe fairly though by the films alone, because especially in the case of people who grew up with this series over like 40 years, a fuck ton of novels and comics and other shit exist from before the yidsney buyout that George didn't really care about so interfered in little, written by a large group of actually fair to great writers (for the franchise tier genre) who fixed George's plot mistakes as best they could and managed to breathe a fuck ton of life and depth to the universe and the story
the EU and cartoons (with all their flaws) is what actually made this all so great and sustained this franchise all this time, took advantage of the potential of the thematics and galaxy in a way the execution of the films never quite totally lived up to

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>two 13 year old boys swim naked with a clothed 11 year old girl

How did they get away with this film?
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Guess because 'artsy' film, also drama and gutmensch 'muh oppression' story, even then it worked. Hollywoke. 
But hey, they made Pretty Baby too, back in the days. So this one is not 'problematic' enough in comparison.

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So, I decided to get into Star Trek. I'm starting with TOS, then TNG and DS9. Are the original movies and the animated series any good? What should I avoid?
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>>87 (OP) 
>What should I avoid?
Don't skip anything without at least trying it to see if you like it. Everyone has their own idea of what's good and what isn't and will tell you different things and the only way to know for certain is to watch it yourself. There's also fun to be had from joking and shitposting about some of the shitty stuff, and you can't do that if you didn't watch it.

>>88
There are many reasons, but a major one is the overall atmosphere. The shows have a very comfy feel about them, mostly stemming from the slow pace which also allowed the plots to be well developed. It's not the kind of show where people are constantly running around and shouting at each other, it's much more thoughtful.
There are also a lot of interesting ideas and stories, and a lot of it is genuinely very well written and acted.

>>89
>Picard sucks
You mean the show and not the character, right?
>>89
>However it had to have been found and watched in the first place, and in that vein I would believe the show was simply unique.
More unique at the time... TNG was my trek, it was wild how it seemed like anything could happen, episodes could be completely different from one another, focus on different characters. There were certain cliches that were repeated, but no real formula, and a great cast.

Looking back from today's perspective, after it's been copied so much, it's still unique in some of the things it *didn't* do: it had an episodic format without a lot of drawn-out plots, less soap opera aspects, less "self awareness" and winking at the audience. I can't imagine exactly how it plays for somebody coming to it after watching revived Doctor Who or Stargate or whatever.
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>>87 (OP) 
Animated series is creative because it uses scripts recycled from TOS, but it's of notoriously poor quality. I would say that if you're enthusiastic about it, then give it a go. As for the movies, it's a pretty mixed bag. The Motion Picture's pacing is fucked because it's a television script drawn out over two hours. It's a bad movie, but it has a nice aesthetic. I would rank them Wrath of Khan > The Voyage Home > Undiscovered Country > 2009 > Search for Spock > The Motion Picture > You probably shouldn't bother with anything after here > First Contact > Beyond > Generations > Don't even bother thinking about the next ones > Into Darkness > The Final Frontier > Nemesis. I don't think I've seen Insurrection, but assume it's also shit. 

I really don't think a connoisseur has to be beholden to watching every single episode of TOS or even TNG. DS9 is a mixed bag because it has a pretty weak beginning, a terrible ending, but some really strong middle to later seasons. The cast isn't as memorable, but it's way more consistently good in the middle than any of the other series. I almost would recommend Enterprise because Porthos and I wanna fuck T'Pol, but it's pretty bad. Don't watch Voyager and all that CBS All Access garbage. I'd sooner watch Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict than that shit again.
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>>217
I remember the cat lady being pretty hot in the animated series.  How much of the show features her compared to the main crew?
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M'Ress was introduced to replace Uhura because all the budget went into the voice cast and they thought they could get away with cutting out Nichols, but after the cast disagreed and she was brought back in later episodes. I haven't watched that must of TAS to tell you if she was completely written out, but she has some screen time.

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It's winter and soon to be Christmas. Have you been watching any movies or specials related to this holiday? Post and talk about your favorites here.
I've re-watched Jingle All the Way recently. It was pretty fun for what it was. It's a favorite of mine.
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my family and I always watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas and A Charlie Brown Christmas
I remember seeing Magic Gift of the Snowman on television once when I was a kid and wondering what it was for years afterwards. Rewatching it after an anon helped me locate it made me appreciate it better. It's a nice little story about learning to find your inner will and strength. Definite recommend.
>Home alone
>Die Hard
>A Charlie Brown Christmas
Well, that is the list I got for Christmas, will get comfy with my family.
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George C. Scott's A Christmas Carol is an awesome watch every year. Watching people get told off so eloquently is always a laugh.
It's a Wonderful Life is a movie that I ended up really liking as I got older. It's too long for a casual watch though.
I also watch the star wars holiday special with some friends every year. This'll be the 11th viewing and I bought some 40 year old chocolate bars from the special's commercials to celebrate. Tis the season to stream myself eating expired candy after all.
>>85
>Die Hard
>wife gets watch from the corp
>mc takes her watch off so that she doesnt die
I love it when I find things in movies that I miss as a kid

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