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 Post subject: Re: DDD's Favourite Films
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:47 am 
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I reserve the right to edit my blurbs as they are written from the perspective of my list, not ddd's.


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 Post subject: Re: DDD's Favourite Films
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:22 am 
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If that's the case, could you (or anyone) write a few for some of the following that are from your list:

The Empire Strikes Back
2001: A Space Odyssey
Seven Samurai
Chungking Express
Wall*E
The Godfather
Rashomon
Wild Strawberries
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Citizen Kane
Pulp Fiction
The Royal Tenenbaums
It's A Wonderful Life
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The Big Lebowski
Ran

Pnoom, do you want me to use some of your blurbs?


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 Post subject: Re: DDD's Favourite Films
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:29 am 
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I can, but I want the order of the list first so I can be like "damn son why is this here?" in my writing.


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 Post subject: Re: DDD's Favourite Films
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:30 am 
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Not happening.


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 Post subject: Re: DDD's Favourite Films
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:40 am 
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damn son, okay. i'll work on them this weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: DDD's Favourite Films
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:12 pm 
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Quinnsy Lohan wrote:
If that's the case, could you (or anyone) write a few for some of the following that are from your list:

The Empire Strikes Back Use
2001: A Space Odyssey Use
Seven Samurai Writing something
Chungking Express Find someone else
Wall*E Use
The Godfather Find someone else
Rashomon Writing something
Wild Strawberries Use
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Find someone else
Citizen Kane Use
Pulp Fiction Find someone else
The Royal Tenenbaums Find someone else
It's A Wonderful Life Use
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Use
The Big Lebowski Find someone else
Ran Use

Pnoom, do you want me to use some of your blurbs?


If you can't figure it out, "use" means use whatever I wrote on my list, "writing something" means I'm writing something new, and "find someone else" means I don't feel like writing about the movie right now so find someone else to.


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 Post subject: Re: DDD's Favourite Films
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:54 pm 
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Seven Samurai:

This is what I originally had written: "(Excessive written diarrhea goes here)"

I will now follow up on my promise. It will be messy. It will be excessive. And I will be changing my pants throughout the course of it.

The first time I saw Seven Samurai was on my laptop. You know a movie is really, really good when arguably the most epic film ever made looks awesome on a shitty laptop screen. You also know a movie is really, really good when you aren't once distracted from it or become tempted to browse the internet for just a little bit because you're watching it on a laptop in an uncomfortable chair. The film is fucking 207 minutes long. Movies aren't three and a half hours long anymore. They stopped doing that. I hardly have the attention span to finish this sen - fuck it. Seriously, how many things could you accomplish in 207 minutes? If you told me that's how long I'd have to live and I could do anything that I wanted in the world, I'd probably watch Seven Samurai. Anything else would just get too depressing. Who has time for teary goodbyes or awkward sex when I can watch the triumph of humanity and get both of those things and more? Not I said the Matt.

Not too long after I watched Seven Samurai, I watched The Magnificent Seven because, you know, Western remake of Seven Samurai. The cast of The Magnificent Seven is basically everything you could hope for in a Western in 1960. I was bored as shit. Not because the film is bad, but because you can't remake Seven Samurai half-assed. Nearly all of the humanity is sucked out of it and it becomes a bunch of hard asses shooting Mexicans. That doesn't sound bad, but it isn't Seven Samurai.

I've been fortunate enough to have seen the film on the big screen. You just aren't getting the full experience without it, and I will never think about it the same way again after viewing it the "proper way". It sounds obvious, but everything becomes bigger. The fights are more epic. The scenery more beautiful. The rain more unrelenting. You get the idea.

However, there are plenty of movies that have pretty cinematography and exciting moments. What separates Seven Samurai from the pack is the depth of humanity that is shown. Kobayashi may have directed The Human Condition, but Kurosawa showed him how to do it. The shit that the villagers are put through and the lengths that they go to to remedy it... An emotional roller coaster, to say the least.

And finally, the titular samurai. What I find so amazing is that each of them has a distinct personality. Plenty of smaller scale movies have a hard time coming up with one good character. This one has them in spades. The villager's problem is a puzzle, and every character, both villager and samurai, is a puzzle piece. It takes some time to figure out the purpose for everyone, but at the end, the day is saved and life can go on. That's what everyone wants, isn't it?


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 Post subject: Re: DDD's Favourite Films
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:16 pm 
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Quinnsy Lohan wrote:
Pnoom, do you want me to use some of your blurbs?

pnoom wrote:
You can use mine for any I wrote blurbs about.


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 Post subject: Re: DDD's Favourite Films
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:44 am 
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Do you want me to use your blurbs?


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 Post subject: Re: DDD's Favourite Films
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:11 am 
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Yes. Wasn't that clear from me telling you (twice) that you could use them?


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 Post subject: Re: DDD's Favourite Films
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:18 am 
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Yeah, I was just taking the piss.


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 Post subject: Re: DDD's Favourite Films
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Where are you putting it?


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 Post subject: Re: DDD's Favourite Films
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:38 am 
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I might do these

Quinnsy Lohan wrote:
Grave of the Fireflies
Groundhog Day
Network


Mind you that - considering all of the writing I do IRL - these'll be on the shorter side.

Groundhog Day was the only one of the many "comfort food" movies I put on my list that actually managed to get onto the big one, so part of my write up might be an explanation of what I mean by "comfort food" movies, because "Groundhog Day" is a perfect example for me.


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 Post subject: Re: DDD's Favourite Films
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Where are you putting it?


The aviary.


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 Post subject: Re: DDD's Favourite Films
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:22 am 
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I see. Odd places, aviaries.


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