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 Post subject: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:54 pm 
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APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL
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"Architecture taught me how to look at things and how to accommodate people in certain spaces. People experience space, beauty, in true time, and film is also like journeying through time."

"Film is like a drug. It is a shelter when you cannot deal with reality."


1993 Bullet (short)
1994 Kitchen and Bedroom (short)
1994 0016643225059 (short)
1996 Like the Relentless Fury of the Pounding Waves (documentary short)
1998 Thirdworld (short)
1999 Malee and the Boy (documentary short)
2000 Boys at Noon (short)
2000 Mysterious Object at Noon
2001 Masumi Is a PC Operator (short)
2002 Blissfully Yours
2003 The Adventures of Iron Pussy
2004 Tropical Malady
2005 Worldly Desires (short)
2005 Ghost of Asia (short)
2006 Syndromes and a Century
2009 A Letter to Uncle Boonmee (short)
2009 Phantoms of Nabua (short)
2010 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

I would imagine that Uncle Boonmee will end up redded, but let's let it spread a bit first. I think it at least deserves a bold based on the awards and reception it's gotten so far.


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 Post subject: Re: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:04 pm 
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yeah can't wait till that shit comes out tho, which will be next year :(

I'd italicize red Syndromes and red Tropical Malady. You can keep Blissfully Yours red if you'd like (I personally love it) but it's not as acclaimed or talked about as Tropical Malady. Mysterious Object at Noon can be bolded too.

Such a wonderful and enigmatic filmmaker!

Recommended first film is tough, but I'd actually go with Tropical Malady or Syndromes. The first half of Tropical Malady is some of his most accessible stuff he's ever did, tho good luck with the second half, which isn't hard to get perse, you'd probably just be like uh wat? With him it's like even when you don't understand it, you still are engaged. I hear Uncle Boonmee is closest to Tropical malady too.


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 Post subject: Re: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
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I think Blissfully Yours was the one that really launched him, but I'm not entirely sure whether to red it either. I actually flipped between it and TM.

And I just forgot to italicize Syndromes. My b.


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 Post subject: Re: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
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I would I think red Blissfully Yours and italicize Tropical Malady.


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2002 Blissfully Yours 8.8
2004 Tropical Malady 8.9
2006 Syndromes and a Century 9.5


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seriously though, I want these t-shirts

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 Post subject: Re: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
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i want that shirt on the left. Gimmie that shirt.


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 Post subject: Re: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
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Uncle Boonmee screener finally uploaded to Cinema of the World

-http://www.worldscinema.com/2010/12/apichatpong-weerasethakul-loong-boonmee.html

It's split into a bunch of parts (unless you're a premium member of FileSonic, and why would you be), but I can't wait. I've got about half of it done so far.


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 Post subject: Re: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
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psh fuck that, im waiting till march to see it the real way. Been way too excited to watch it shittily


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Uncle Boonmee trailer:

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/uncleboonmeewhocanrecallhislives/


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 Post subject: Re: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
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dammit, i shouldn't have watched that trailer, it gives away a lot of the stuff I heard it has in it. Definitely prefer the original trailer and more ambiguous trailers in movies generally.


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 Post subject: Re: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
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I sneezed the other day and it sounded like this dude's name. Ok sorry that was gay but srsly where should I start with Mr. Pong? I've heard too many nom nommy things to ignore any longer.


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 Post subject: Re: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
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probs tropical malady my nigga. Since Wong Kar Wai is your boi, the first half will kinda remind you of Happy Together and the second half you'll be like wat, but then afterwards you would have been subjected to a wholly new artistic experience so you'll get hard


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So what's this guy's films like? From what I've read of Uncle Boonmee, it sounds all over the place.

Also, the closest place, and only place I know of, where UBWCRHPL is playing in is Santa Monica: Isn't LA, as a big city, supposed to play things I can't normally see at Cinemark? or would that be undermining the industry?


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is it not playing at the arclight? it opened in la and nyc last friday and since it won cannes it had krieger than normal distritbution.

all over the place kinda seems like a misguided criticism to me or at least too much of a negative implication to it. I would compare it to a more poetic way of structuring a story built around intuition rather than a clear cut direction. Say something like mulholland dr which makes no real logical sense, but you can still (some of us) feel every ounce of it as it progresses through its runtime. But as opposed to Lynch who kinda has his own way of being cinematic just in an obscure way, Joe's way of displaying this kind of poetic structure is more contemplative, shots are held much longer, things are more static and it just altogether feels more organic than Lynch who can sometimes leaving you feel cold and can feel maybe too unauthentic and tailor made for a desired effect to the audience. Saying that though I love every ounce of Lynch.


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