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PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK [12 Apr 2013|09:45pm]

I discovered this lovely film on Jan, and liked it so much that I watched it three times. Does anybody here want to discuss it? For ex, would you say that Appleyard College was like a place of refuge to keep the girls safe from the dangers of the outside world? Certainly from the very moment the girls venture out to their picnic the entire place begins to crash down into disaster.

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Ingrid Pitt 1937-2010 [24 Nov 2010|09:16pm]
Rest In Piece...



The Favorite FIlms Of Stanley Kubrick @ mondo-video.com [21 Nov 2010|07:53pm]
Thanks for all the kind words in regards to my Shelley Duvall interview.  She was so amazing to interview.  On that note, did you guys know about Kubrick's favorite films list?  Kubrick was a huge fan oddly enough of, White Men Can't Jump, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  And he hated The Wizard Of Oz.  Here's my article about, and the list of his favorites:


Interview with Shelley Duvall - Discussion Of Lost Incinerated Outtakes from The Shining [20 Nov 2010|09:20pm]
Hey guys..

I just did this amazing interview with Shelley Duvall.  I made it a point to discuss with her directly, the lost scenes from the Shining that they shot, but were destroyed by Kubrick.

Here's the link to the interview with Ms. Duvall



I need help - The Bee Keepers logo [25 Jun 2006|12:20am]

[ mood | curious ]


So, the team of the school in this film is the Bee Keepers - right?
They have a logo...

Does anyone have an image of this logo that I can see????

I'd totally owe you one!


Dying to see Marie Antoinette by Sophia Coppola. [31 May 2006|02:32pm]

ESPECIALLY after hearing it was booed and hissed at by the French critics in Cannes recently. I, though, have a feeling I am going to like it.

Anyone else looking forward to this film? AND can anyone explain why, after seeing its trailer/montage on rottentomatoes.com yesterday, I am so giddy and childlike with anticipation?

Kirsten Dunst running in a full powdered wig has got me all excited? Strange!


Check out my friend's video, it's hilarious [16 Mar 2006|09:49pm]


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Martha Colburn [25 Dec 2005|05:04pm]

Anyone ever seen her work? I met her this past year and say about 10-12 of her films. She used to scratch and color found footage and put her own songs and soundtracks in them, but now she makes puppets and moves them frame by frame on super 8. Theres basicly no editing and they are really experimental and great. Check it out here if you want to see some clips of her films. http://www.marthacolburn.com/


Andy Warhol [25 Dec 2005|05:02pm]

Has anyone seen Trash, or Chelsea Girls? Or any other Warhol fims. My professor and I were thinking of buysing chelsea girls from a dif country where it's still being sold.

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film...? [23 Oct 2005|09:46pm]

I'm trying to remember the name of a film that I can't remember much about at all. It's about identicle twins and I think one or both of them was a surgeon and one dies towards the end! The actor who plays the twins could possibly be called Malcolm someone, or maybe the chatacter was but that could just be my memory being strange! I would really appreciate it if anyone knew what I was talking about...

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[21 Sep 2005|11:04pm]

so i saw sleepers last weekend for the first time. it was kind of boring but i liked the parts where they molested the boys it was so creepy.

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On the Outs [21 Aug 2005|09:57pm]

Did anyone see this film?
if so, what did you think about it?
I was in nyc this summer but was not able to see it, I left before it came out.


[15 Aug 2005|05:20pm]

hey i just got netflix and if any of you want to add me onto your friends page my email that i used was jacobkirby@charter.net, so anybody that has netflix add me if u feel like it

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[03 Aug 2005|09:55pm]

hey guys i got done with a film festival in northern michigan just recently and i wanted to recomend to you a few films u most definitally need to watch out for, listed in order from best to still great but not as good

1. broken flowers - its a beautiful and outstanding film best ive seen all year, im still trying to piece little pieces together.

2. enron: the smartest guys in the room - it is the most shocking and interesting documentary ive ever seen, i dont watch to many documentaries though.

3. Downfall - A movie on hitlers final days in his bunker get this it only mentions the jewish population once. i loved it so much great film making and also great realisim, i really should have tied this and enron, but unfortunatly since downfall was in german the subtitles were rendered near impossible buy a tall guy in front of me. I still read them just not comfortably.

4. The Edukators - its a german film about rebellion kindof fight the man stuff in the begining but dont get turned off by it, its completely different from the midpoint on completely redeamed itself.

sorry if my grammers horrible im very tired after a long weekend

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help! [22 Jun 2005|11:17pm]

[ mood | curious ]

I need some help!

my friend and i want to do a "scary movie night". only problem is, we're stumped on what to watch. we need some movies that will be available at blockbuster, but will scare the crap out of us. what are some of the scariest, goriest, creepiest movies you've seen?? anything is open, as long at it creeps the hell out of us!! thank you in advance! sorry for the cross-posting!!!

thanks for any help!!

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amnesia films? [13 Jun 2005|07:16pm]

i am looking for films using amnesia as a major plot device (e.g. the bourne identity). i am leaning toward thrillers, but am pretty much open to anything amnesia-related (even amnesia sub-plots). any suggestions (or comments about amnesia films at all)?

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batman begins [25 May 2005|10:17pm]

is anybody excited about the new batman movie i cant wait im so happy that theyve made the decisions they did with that movie i think its gonna be better than the new star wars. which is a good thing considering thats its main competition


[05 May 2005|07:56pm]


I just finished watching Mr. Death in school a couple days ago. It's a Errol Morris film about Holocaust denier/"revisionist" Fred Leuchter. I love the way Morris films; I'd never heard of the film since it's from a little while ago but it's incredible. I'm sure that's partly due to how well it's shot but I think it also has to do with the fact that it was the first video I saw of Auschwitz and Majdanek [concentration camp] since I was in Poland, and I found it really powerful. Anyone else seen it?... maybe?

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Waking Life [05 May 2005|03:32pm]

[ mood | excited ]

Cross-posted to cinemastudies, cult_film_freak, film_forum and indiefilms. Apologies for any inconvenience.

I just saw Richard Linklater’s Waking Life<(a> last night and it is amazing. It cannot be called a typical film by any standards. It shares very little with his latest blockbusters such as School of Rock or </i>Before Sunrise</i> and Before Sunset. Instead, it can be considered a vignette movie or just an anecdotal one.

The story, such as there is one, is about a guy whose name we never learn arrives at an airport. He gets a ride with a stranger in a boat-car (a car shaped like a boat) and drives around with him and another guy until he is let off. He crosses the street, but stops in the middle of the street to pick up a piece of paper. Looking at it, it reads ‘Look to your right’, where a car coming. He is hit by the car (we presume) and then he wakes up. After this, the film is mostly a series of encounters between our main character and different people who talk about the nature of reality, philosophy and the possibility that life is but a dream within a dream. I take this last bit, which is stated explicitly in the film, to be a reference to Poe’s poem ‘A Dream Within a Dream’ though the conundrum is clearly as old as time itself.

The film itself is animated which should definitely not scare away any viewers as this is hardly Disney, neither in style nor content. It is animation drawn over actual filmed images (called ** if I’m not mistaken), but it creates a beautiful surreal look which suits the film perfectly. Most of the time, backgrounds are swaying back and forth, even the characters are animated unsteadily, giving everything a dream-effect, tying in with the thematics of the film.

As our unnamed protagonist moves from encounter to encounter, the style changes slightly and the beautiful thing is that the animated medium is used to full advantage, creating ‘unrealistc’ effects such as visualizing sounds and commenting on what the characters are saying. The film thus uses its own medium to play with the very questions that the characters pose. Can we know the difference between reality, dream, hallucination? What is the difference between these states? Can we be sure that we are not just sleeping and thus dreaming our own existence?

It is a film which needs to be seen more than once to be fully appreciated, as there are so many slippages between the different layers of reality, or perhaps they are simply diegetic levels we can never be sure, that only repeat viewings will provide full answers. The band which rehearses in the beginning clearly provide the soundtrack for the film and as such stand ‘outside’ the film’s diegesis, but when we encounter them within the narrative, we are caught in a strange loop between the music/soundtrack and the narrative. The film contains many such layers of reality like an onion (what Brian McHale would call Chinese-box worlds, for you academics out there), and although our protagonist is told to wake up at the end of the film (by a character played by Richard Linklater himself, no less), he clearly does not do so, for he drifts away once stepping outside his house.

Is he therefore dead and in the dreamworld which death might by, as suggested by one TV-clip, killed when the car (presumably) hits him, or was he even dreaming before? By not answering this question this is left hanging in the air, much like the protagonist.

This is without a doubt Linklater’s best movie and it makes me really excited to see his adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s
A Scanner Darkly

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Bad Education [04 May 2005|05:27pm]

a.k.a. La mala educación. So what did you all think about it?

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