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/film/ Meta Anonymous 05/13/2020 (Wed) 12:13:48 No.1 [Reply] [Last]
Is this our home now?
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>>868 >We had a Discord We did? i don't think anyone would've liked that idea in the first place but i could be wrong.
>>868 I think irc would have more freedom and anonymity compared to discord.
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>>867 Are you on IRC much? I remember a /film/ channel on Rizon but I don't think they are connected to this board. >>869 I only remember that weird Polish guy spamming his discord channel about 50 times. I never used it but someone called it a well-practiced circlejerk.
>>872 >>869 I used it for all of 15 minutes after getting into a heated debate about Tarkovsky in the general chat and then never again because everything else was boring.
>>872 What channel on Rizon?

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Documentaries Thread Anonymous 09/01/2020 (Tue) 22:43:44 No.542 [Reply] [Last]
[JW02 ~ 04/16/2020] A thread to post and request good documentaries on the variety of subjects. I'll start with some choice docus on ancient Egypt. All are selected for quality of presentation, study of subject as well as absence of current year agendas, we wuz kangz niggers etc. Romer's Egypt (3 episodes; 1982) and Ancient Lives (4 episodes; 1984) – the finest and quintessential ancient Egypt presentation; a soothing, in-depth look into ancient Egypt’s life and culture. It has that unmistakable classy 80s look that elevates it above the rest. https://www.invidio.us/channel/UC4gF7P8JKlJ9xAz8MF6AhFw/videos https://www.invidio.us/user/xinistri/videos Egypt: Beyond the Pyramids (4 episodes; 2001) – somewhat similar to Romer’s; not as in-depth or classy but still an enjoyable watch. https://www.dailymotion.com/search/Egypt%3A%20Beyond%20the%20Pyramids The Robot, The Dentist and the Pyramid (1 episode; 2020) – an excellent amateur documentary about the latest attempt to explore the shaft of the Great Pyramid. https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=rhsddHgybTo Immortal Egypt (4 episodes; 2016) – despite being modern and hosted by a wommyn, it surprisingly manages to somehow avoid the current year pozz and is very much watchable. Probably the best HD series on the matter.

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How Art Began (1 episode; 2019) – was a surprisingly comfy watch. Some artsy-fartsy artist visits different prehistoric caves with paintings and analyzes them. There's not much in terms of scientific content but the documentary has a sort of harmonious quality to it of a boomer just walking and looking at interesting stuff.
12 Days of Tudor Christmas (1 episode; 2019) – good old Lucy Worsleys, kinda annoying but also tolerable and somehow still apolitical. As always a pretty good contemporary recreation and insight, this time of a 16th century Bong christmas season. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDREWMdU8Rg
The Road to The Phantom Menace (1 episode; 2020) – an unexpectedly good online amateur documentary about the 20 year lead up to the release of Star Wars episode I. All professional Star Wars documentaries are always a dreadful exercise in self importance, consisting almost entirely of boring, pointless interviews. This on the other hand gets to the heart of the topic, chronicling the actual history and cultural impact, and managing all that in just over an hour. I was surprised how much information was crammed in such a short time. It also shows how Yidsney NuWars just pale in comparison to the media super nova that the Phantom Menace was. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awfMg7RxZOU
Pyramids Builders: New Clues (1 episode; 2019) – a pretty good digest type of documentary, recapping all the main recent discoveries pertaining to the construction of the Great Pyramid in an orderly manner. There's no annoying presenter wasting your time with empty platitudes, no cringy dramatizations, it gets straight to the point. A good way to get yourself up to date with the subject. There are even a few experimental archeology, well, experiments thrown in for good measure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SujxAA_7iA
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Foreign Parts (2010) is a documentary about the salvage yard and auto parts shops of Willets Point, Queens. This small blighted neighborhood sits behind Citi Field, the glistening new home of the New York Mets. Michael Bloomberg has big plans to redevelop the area, which would effectively wipe away the existing community. In recent years Harvard's Sensory Ethnography Lab has been responsible for an innovative new direction in documentary filmmaking, with the dizzying, immersive Leviathan as the best known example. Foreign Parts is more straightforward and accessible than I expected from SEL, as Willets Point locals regularly address the camera and co-director Véréna Paravel even appears onscreen. However, this film goes beyond mere observation by putting special emphasis on cataloging the unique environmental sounds -- a steering column dragging across asphalt, shoes plopping through puddles, the roar of forklifts and barrage of power tools, etc -- sounds that often drown out the people themselves.

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Comment on the last film you watched Anonymous 09/04/2020 (Fri) 05:38:31 No.682 [Reply] [Last]
What was the last thing you watched, and what did you think of it?
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>>848 Not sure of who holds the rights. I do know that through at least the 80s or 90s Downey didn't even have a copy of the film itself. The film was never released in any official format. It doesn't surprise me that people wanted to find the ost and I had no idea it was released.
Backfire (Vincent Sherman, 1950) A decent second-tier noir with Edmond O'Brien. Characters jaunt around Los Angeles to sleuth a mysterious disappearance and its ensuing trail of murders. Like D.O.A., the well-known O'Brien noir released the same year, Backfire has a backdrop of WWII vets struggling to find their place in a society that has progressed without them. With limited job options, these men feel a tug toward the seedy side of life in order to make ends meet. The flashback-heavy plot takes us through dilapidated hotels, dark bungalows, smoky arenas and swanky nightclubs. Warner Bros Swedish import Viveca Lindfors gets top billing in the opening credits despite limited screen time. Lindfors has a strong, exotic face with riveting eyes. She's prettier than Swedish icon Ingrid Bergman, and Warner brought Lindfors stateside hoping she'd become the Next Big Thing. While she's a standout in this film, Warner nonetheless declined to renew her contract. She was relegated to relative obscurity in B-movies and TV roles for the remainder of her career. Another interesting castmember is Leonard Strong, who droops his eyelids and adopts a rather silly accent to play a Chinese butler. Strong was a Utah Mormon of Welsh heritage often cast as Asian bit characters. Although imdb claims he's an "Eurasian-American actor", he had no Asian blood. So his caricatured portrayals could be seen as mildly offensive yellowface.
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>>863 Here's a more exciting review from the noir thread on 8kun. I wish my writing could approach this level of quality, but I don't have the proper mindset for it. At this point it takes a lot to thrill me. I think certain writers/influencers gain a following because they can convincingly communicate their outsized enthusiasm for a film.
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Over the last week I watched If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, and Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe. Both were good documentaries. If a Tree Falls definitely worked better as an objective documentary. The film proposed questions rather than definitive statements. I learned that ELF was based and didn't have their chance to attain full fruition because they partnered with a piece of shit heroin addict. Vaxxed has more of an agenda and takes the offensive . However, it's logically sound and the evidence is well presented. Are you ready to live in a world where half of the fucking population is autistic?
>>864 It's amazing how people can write such an in-depth well-written review for a movie. Lots of film review sites that show up on the top pages of google or most of the "top reviewers" on letterboxd can't do that. I can't either, probably because I'm just a superficial movie watcher.

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Shorts Anonymous 09/01/2020 (Tue) 17:24:39 No.516 [Reply] [Last]
[JW13 ~ 04/07/2020] I'm going to get things started here with the first of 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIUIh7dxlnI
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This short film captures the isolation and bleak atmosphere of the place perfectly. I'd love to see more from this director if possible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUqDpJt7VGY
>>859 >I like the concept of a strange human outpost. Me too. There was a time I tried to find and watch movies with that concept. Most involved the icy/snowy setting, coincidentally, which is bleak and harsh but strangely beautiful.
>>859 Just found this, sounds great: >Cinetrain: Russian Winter (2013) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t99k6_OlUqs >A unique journey through winter Russia from Murmansk to the Baikal. Six awarded short films taking a fresh look at the most common stereotypes about Russia: Cold weather, Women, Vodka, Lada cars, Bears and the “Russian soul”… There’s always more to stereotypes than one may think. >Cinetrain is a documentary filmmaking experience. It’s a working method that is inspired by the work of Alexander Medvedkin and his Cinetrain in 1930’s Soviet Russia. For this project, in January 2013, a group of 21 filmmakers from 14 countries met for the first time in Moscow. On the next day they were sent on a trip to make films that would explore widespread stereotypes about Russia. Over the following month, they shot and edited the 6 short films that compose this almanach. They traveled 10 000 km by train to engage in a dialog with the Russian people and to understand the ideas the Russians have about themselves. Same style as the Norilsk documentary. Russia is such an extreme, yet beautiful and misunderstood place.

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Open Thread 08/31/2020 (Mon) 21:01:08 No.34 [Reply] [Last]
[JW01 ~ 08/24/2019] There aren't many people here, but this bunker needs more content. Post something interesting that doesn't fit into other threads.
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>>830 >fat lardasses Well you know i didn't really see that "fat" as in obese women but more around "chubby" or "voluptuous". In terms of actually FAT women then yes, you are right to the t. Still nothing wrong with checking gilfs out, older women need love too especially from their male partners and it celebrates them taking care of themselves up to a higher age.
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Half of the new images on KG are in the WebP format which isn't widely supported. Supposedly webp uses a lossless compression method, so how do I losslessly restore the original image? https://gateway.ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXxxKiRCWa6L7Cc5jDm6QAvF3r95EyYQoyqhZrk4VEA8D/vlcsnap-_01_29_19_2020-11-12-14h30m16s317.webp Converting with ezgif and GIMP produces two different pngs.
>>833 <Post something interesting that doesn't fit into other threads. >posts a documentary >there's a documentaries thread
>>853 It's a trailer for an upcoming release, not a documentary I've seen and can comment on Similar posts ITT >>64 >>69 >>81

Film restoration/recovery Anonymous 09/01/2020 (Tue) 16:19:58 No.429 [Reply] [Last]
[JW08 ~ 08/27/2019] Recently started to dig up some "forgotten" films that need love in order to restore or redistribute them. Let me know if you want me to look up a specific film you're interested in, right now we just finished a second try restoration for Madness by Cesare Rau https://youtube.com/watch?v=PI_wY7EUU_M ...and next we want to move onto Cerco de Terror and Appuntamento a Dallas. (The first edition of Madness had a bit of color correction problems, it was too fucking dark at times) On 8chan someone requested Gillo Pontecorvo's La Grande Strada Azzurra, so we're currently working on that too.
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>>572 i think he is on most of the main private trackers
I'm back :) Starting a new scavenger project while I cool down on the other ones (Deserto Bianco/Mio Mare and a few others) "Deserto di Fuoco" from 1971. As soon as my business partner showed me the intro I was in, and now I won't stop working until we get a proper resolution so that we can enjoy this unique opening as God intended.
>>808 Yeah that's a cool intro. Do you have any leads on a film print? The title theme really stands out. I wasn't sure if I'd heard it before, but it's the first track on this big comp of Edda Dell'Orso https://www.discogs.com/Edda-DellOrso-Al-Cinema-Con-Edda-DellOrso/release/484405
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>>809 (Of course it had to be Edda ;) I don't have any leads because I saw it for the first time right before I made the post, so my interest in it is very recent. I wanted to upload the pics from IMDB but I forgot hehe sadly Edwige doesn't use this dress in the film... Maybe she does in an uncut print? One can hope, again...
>>808 Thank you for the work! Glad that you are back and open for suggestion

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Films that made you think Anonymous 09/06/2020 (Sun) 10:41:26 No.697 [Reply] [Last]
Vague enough title to hopefully allow for a broader discussion, which films made you sit and think, either about the content or the commentary that it creates? Pic related elephant man, ie Joseph Merrick sparked my interest in historical treatment of "freaks" that are suffering medical conditions, it is a difficult one because his finances relied upon people coming to see him to fulfil their curiosities but when Britain became too sensitive for that he had to travel abroad to find work and suffered for it
all about lily chou chou. an amazing film that probably changed my life
>>755 Please tell us more
Is there anything like nobodytm or randy prozac now? Absurdist videos that are critical of modernity rather than worshiping it? I really liked some of nobody's work in particular. Burden didn't do it for me.
>>755 good share. straight from the ether
Well, if i may meddle, for me the films that made me think and change permanently were Miike's Ichi the Killer and KWWong's Ashes of Time. Not because of their plot, ideas or content but because they bend and invent their own rules in terms of cinematography and visuals. In this case it's more of a meta thing that made me thunk. Miike is a mixture of knowledge in unorthodox photography and wing-it on-the-fly attitude in solutions to his busy filming schedule, while Wong uses many sequences based on old ideas and even ripped off at times (moving backgrounds, dynamic lighting, spinning cage from Macario) but teaming up with a sophisticated character like Mark Lee or a maverick savant like Christopher Doyle really potentiated said ideas into overdrive. Ichi was my first exposure to this kind of camera work while Ashes was a heavily-condensed single dose of it.

Iranian Cinema Anonymous 09/01/2020 (Tue) 15:17:57 No.366 [Reply] [Last]
[JW05 ~ 05/10/2020] Iranian cinema warrants its own thread as the style of them and their directors are distinct enough to stand out and level up with Europeans. The 5 movies here are classics or well-known to start with. The Death of Yazdgerd recalls the kangaroo court upon a family of accusing the refuging last shah of the Sassanian dynasty. Where Is the Friend's Home details a child trying to give his friend his homework he took on accident lest his friend be expelled. Atom Heart Mother is some paranormal mystery thriller during the recession I didn't have subtitles for it. Ballad of Tara is about a women giving away her grandfather's possessions to her village as she can't keep them but finds no one who will accept his shamshir. The Night Bus is about an Iranian prisoner convoy of Arab POWs in 1983 during the Iran-Iraq War.
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>>379 Yes, great job of digital restoration
>>379 >>382 Thanks although i might try it once more, forgot about the tent and there's nasty blur on the edges of the crew and sea i carelessly made at 100% power instead of 50, looks like a cellphone app. Also how about state-approved cinema? 1998's The Glass Agency seems interesting for a sponsored project due to its synopsis: Irak-Iran war vets, a soldier and his commanding officer, want to travel abroad because one suffers from war-time health issues and the other knows a doctor who can help him but bureaucracy and officialist shenanigans ensue which led to the commander blowing a fuse and taking hostage a travel agency with all and civilians. I'm downloading it and i read positive feedback. The other is a bit relevant these days, a tribute winky-wink at their nation's commanding officer Qassim Suleimani (or was it Qasem?) this time re-imagined as a prestigious bodyguard of top-level executives, but gets into trouble when a job doesn't go as planned. In 2016's Bodyguard the interesting thing is how the protagonist is portrayed here, it is supposedly a copycat interpretation of the general with all and his mannerisms, at least physically we can see he's the same along with his famous purple rings. I read it's not quite good but i might check it due to seeing a de-facto official portrayal of the guy who, by all sides, on paper seemed like one of the last old-timey strongmen or Caudillos.
>>380 >>381 well?... we're waiting!
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I don't know if you can find the full film anywhere but this summary is powerful

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Request & Share Anonymous 09/01/2020 (Tue) 13:51:06 No.277 [Reply] [Last]
[JW03 ~ 09/11/2019] Friendly link exchange
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>>753 I ate some shit there bro, sorry if i read lines in-between that weren't there. Clerks is not that bad tho hence why i don't dislike it, it's just that the director has been living off from it for the last 3 decades thus giving it bad enough shade to be seen with utter disdain, which it very almost deserves because that guy is a prick yet also a pushover and the movie reflects that same spirit in its core, the events and characters are mean-spirited yet under a relentless passiveness. >He also had a crew to help him I suppose Barley Boy went camping with some friends and they divided work, one was recording video while the other recorded audio, and maybe someone else made the digital work while one of these made the rest a camp fire and dinner. It sounds very fun producing something out of camping and making money on top, or at least getting his name in the fame game. The SC version seems to be the go-to version but 15GB is quite the download/upload, especially when i still don't know how their BLM ratio system works. >>746 So here it is, i watched some parts out of order because the movie is mainly visual but now i somewhat regret saying we should watch it. It's not bad but it's not kidding when the synopsis mentions it's a slow movement cinema piece, it totally applies to the camera work done on the iPhone and i would also add abstract/meditative tags in there. To be brief the movie is basically a set of "moving" landscape and astro photography, as in static framing with only slow zooming and panning as the dynamic element, that showcase an idyllic forest under a threat of darkness. The format is 4:3 which further enhances the traditional photo/film cinema presentation. Said darkness is represented by the heavily post-processed mood from the image quality out of the phone's camera because of its lack of low-light capabilities, using under-exposed shots and denoising, halation + vignette tools as resources for creating this gloomy effect; the pros are that all of these are used in a properly tasteful way, the cons are none other than this being more of a visual art installation rather than a "proper" (as in narrative-driven) film, a fact the director very directly references and even mentions how the original purpose for this was to relax or "nap", hence the tongue-in-cheek title that completely stole my joke The only thing that bothers me is reading this took "months" to render in a machine, honestly i don't see how it would've taken that long unless they did add unholy amounts of post-process algorithms into those small digital sensor videos. This is more of a movie for photographers or perhaps people who enjoy getting into a relaxed trance while watching moving pictures that is until the forest and horses burn in a thunderstorm fire at the end https://mega.nz/file/qBoE3JiJ#wj5r0BhsVoyoyAakeyfPbW2lvITL-C3Sqd5jkS6e89E Would def watch again if insomniac and minus the last 15 minutes.
>>754 Thank you very much! I was meaning to watch this mostly as a study into low-budget filmmaking.. so the movie being visually-driven is kind of a plus here in a way, I'm not going to expect anything other than pretty images for this, but with its reputation I'm at least hoping for a somewhat interesting experience. About the rendering part, they probably did use a bunch of post-process tricks, but I don't see how it would take literal months to render either. Unless they rendered it on some 10-year old netbook, which seems unlikely, but who knows.. Bless you for sharing it
>>754 No worries >The SC version seems to be the go-to version but 15GB is quite the download/upload, especially when i still don't know how their BLM ratio system works. Yeah, it's too large. Thanks for the upload. Basically it's ratio-less, so you can download as much as you want. There was a silly discussion on their forums about it a few weeks ago. Stupid drama. I just ignore their political bullshit, strange how they're the only tracker I'm on wherein they're so overtly loud about it. Otherwise, the closest I saw was on SG regarding the New Zealand shooter manifesto.
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Anybody happen to have Vampiyaz? Need it for a bad movie night.
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>>782 Why not watch a good movie instead? It's on JewTube at the moment so check that out. >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25jYsCEZyFo I take it back, just checked what it was and it's hilarious. Even the light softboxes and mics are visible in some scenes Drug-dealing nigger muggers who are also bug-eating vampires who also hunt other vampires who get high It's like Blade combined with Park's Thirst but gone really wrong

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Anonymous 10/04/2020 (Sun) 08:03:44 No.777 [Reply] [Last]
Opinions on Hunter x Hunter (1999)?
One of the last of its kind in terms of drawing aesthetics and viewer reach, but other than that i cannot say for sure, we never got that in my region as we were too busy with Dragon Ball and the seasonal hit series like Digimon, Medabots and so on. Did you know in some places Yu Yu Hakusho, one of the "mandatory" viewings, got beaten real good in popularity by the relatively obscure Shaman King? I never knew the former was that popular and also i didn't suspect so few watching the latter.
>>777 Go discuss shounenshit to /tv/.
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