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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #700 on: September 15, 2008, 01:57:13 am
Here are some of my favourites:

Wall-E
Alien
The Game (Ridiculous, but there's just something that I like about it. Falling Down is also a good Michael Douglas movie)
The Matrix
Kung Fu Hustle
Casino Royale
Ironman (Although I still haven't seen The Dark Knight, so I can't compare the two)
V for Vendetta
Bruce Almighty (I have to admit that I really like most Jim Carrey comedies, and this is probably my favourite)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Usually I'm no good at making these lists and I only come up with the best ones after I've finished writing.

others include: Rocko's Modern Life, Venture Brothers, South Park, Duck tales(awoo hoo!), Beast Wars, Ren & Stimpy, and Ninja Turtles...
When I was younger, Duck Tales was easily my favourite show. Nothing else even came close.
...Now I've got the theme song stuck in my head again.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #701 on: September 15, 2008, 11:48:00 am
hm, here's a few

Oldboy
Stalker
Children of Men
Rollerball
Blade Runner
The Lives of Others
The Sea In Me


I just hired Blade Runner yesterday, the Director's Cut.
I'll have to watch it again to fuly understand it all. One of the best movies I've seen, but also one of the weirdest.
One thing I want to know if I got it right: Deckard is a replicant himself ain't he?

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #702 on: September 15, 2008, 12:42:45 pm
Go read the book Bladerunner is based on. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Phillip K. Dick.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #703 on: September 15, 2008, 01:20:58 pm
I have to try watching Blade Runner again. I saw it as a kid and I loved the visuals but the story to my young mind was incomprehensible and dull (at that age I would have preferred a stupid action movie... hey, I didn't know any better at the time)
I mild from suffer dislexia.

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Reply #704 on: September 15, 2008, 01:23:39 pm
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One thing I want to know if I got it right: Deckard is a replicant himself ain't he?

Opinions are divided. Even Ridley Scott would tell you that he is, whereas I think it invalidates parts of the film's point to think he is, so I go with that he isn't.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #705 on: September 15, 2008, 11:21:18 pm
Some fave films of mine (leaving out stuff that has already been said (like Oldboy)


Memories of Matsuko
Crash
12 Angry Men
In Bruges
Little Miss Sunshine
Thank you for Smoking
The Life Aquatic
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Darjeeling Limited
Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Everything by Satoshi Kon
Everything by Hayao Miyazaki
Everything by the Cohen Bros

there's more, but meh.
Boy, every movie on here that I've seen is actually what I'd consider a favorite. I need to watch the rest! :-)

Also:
The Iron Giant
Paprika
and Spaceman
Oh yes naked women are beautiful
But I like shrimps more haha ;)

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #706 on: September 16, 2008, 03:49:56 am
Boy, every movie on here that I've seen is actually what I'd consider a favorite. I need to watch the rest! :-)

Also:
The Iron Giant
Paprika
and Spaceman

Paprika is awesome! Iron Giant was good too but I got tired of it when Cartoon Network played NON-STOP!

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #707 on: September 16, 2008, 05:13:42 am
For people interested in Sci fi, I saw this korean movie: natural city. I personally think blade runner looks cool but i don't like the story whereas this film is like blade runner with a fixed up story (its clear cut who's a replicant!). At least thats what I remember saying after i saw it - its been a while.

 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0378428/
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Reply #708 on: September 16, 2008, 06:24:38 am
The Blade Runner story cannot be 'fixed up' by being made blatant. Ambiguity is a strong theme in modernity, it's not supposed to be easy to swallow. You have to ponder on the ramifications of what is going on. It's a movie for repeated viewings at different times in your life. I'm sorry for the nagging but it really rubs me wrong to see you say Blade Runner needs a story fixup.

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Reply #709 on: September 16, 2008, 07:01:04 am
Have you seen 'natural city'? The love story works. Bladerunner's love story doesn't.

Didn't Harrison Ford say that Blade runner was a detective story where he doesn't solve anything?

The whole "he is a replicant also" is fine for if they revealed it, like in the sixth sense.

I haven't seen both films recently so I would be interested to see if anyone agrees that natural city fixes the problems in Blade runner - memories are unreliable.

Lastly I don't mind ambiguity and open ended endings when its done well. Anyone see I tv series called 'press gang' - its british, about a bunch of students who write a newspaper. I'll talk about that to show ambiguity I like.

Anyway there are two students (boy and girl) who are opposites and they ought to get together but i don't think they ever do. Anyway one episode the girl is locked inside a bank vault. Her favourite number isn't 3 or 7 or something, its something huge like 129,483. Her mobile doesn't work properly and she is running out of air. Anyway she gets out because the code to unlock it is 129483. So she is good at getting out of scrapes. Also its a show that is serious (eg. drug taking, youth suicide) but funny sometimes also.

So here is the ambiguity - the last episode she goes to the house of this guy who committed suicide years ago ( in the first series) because she wouldn't let him on the newspaper. I think the boy's dad had died and bequethed something to her. For some reason she gets knocked out and the house starts to burn down with her inside. Then there is a scene where she talks to that guy in hell and he blames her for ruining his life and causing his suicide. The next seen there is the boy who ought to get together with her and is all depressed and sitting on the couch. He's heard the house has burnt down with her inside. Then she walks into the room looking healthy with only soot marks on her face. The guy says how much he loves her, she says she loves him. But then he says, "how do i know this isn't a dream. How do i know that it won't end after you kiss me". So she says "you'll have to kiss me and find out". And they go to kiss and then the series ends. Forever.

Did she die?. Did she survive?. Both alternatives fit. Both you want kinda. Its enjoyable thinking about it. The main thing is its a GOOD story which Blade runner isn't.
Modern artists are told that they must create something totally original-or risk being called "derivative".They've been indoctrinated with the concept that bad=good.The effect is always the same: Meaningless primitivism
http://www.artrenewal.org/articles/Philosophy/phi