version

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It takes an interesting approach. A lot of reviews mention how otherworldly it is, and it is. You get these shots of firefighters with this strange, distant narration as though he's describing alien figures on an unknown planet.

 

version

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"This was once a forest before it was covered with oil. Everything that looks like water is in actuality oil. Ponds and lakes are spread out all over the land. The oil is treacherous because it reflects the sky. The oil is trying to disguise itself as water."
 

sufi

lala
"This was once a forest before it was covered with oil. Everything that looks like water is in actuality oil. Ponds and lakes are spread out all over the land. The oil is treacherous because it reflects the sky. The oil is trying to disguise itself as water."
he's just trying to win his bet about mentioning "the jungle" in every film he makes
 

sufi

lala
he's just trying to win his bet about mentioning "the jungle" in every film he makes

There is no harmony in the universe. We have to get acquainted to this idea that there is no real harmony as we have conceived it. But when I say this, I say this all full of admiration for the jungle. It is not that I hate it, I love it. I love it very much. But I love it against my better judgment." ― Werner Herzog, Burden of Dreams

"In the face of the obscene, explicit malice of the jungle, which lacks only dinosaurs as punctuation, I feel like a half-finished, poorly expressed sentence in a cheap novel." ― Werner Herzog

December 8, 1980: "The jungle is obscene. Everything about it is sinful, for which reason the sin does not stand out as sin."

Werner Herzog : [On the jungle] Kinski always says it's full of erotic elements. I don't see it so much erotic. I see it more full of obscenity. It's just - Nature here is vile and base. I wouldn't see anything erotical here.

Like a stuck record - even in that film about lizards in caves iirc (but maybe not the one about death row prisoners)
 

entertainment

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Just watched Cast Away on Netflix, lying in bed with a fever and a headache. (Tested negative for corona but apparently you can still get sick from normal viruses.)

The whole FedEx thing was well done I think. America in the 90s with the solipsism and arrogance of professionalism culture. Taking the avatar of that whole order and chucking him on an island, isolating him from everything that sustains it.

Of course it's brilliant when he's on the island. Picking up these strewn fedex packages on the beach after the crash was a great image. Then repurposing them into survival tools later. When he gets back is the best part of the flim. The absurdity of the welcoming presentation, with the company hauling the whole thing into the context of them losing an asset and gaining it back again. Very funny and elegantly pulled off.
 

Corpsey

bandz ahoy
I really like Castaway – it's one of those films that if I turned on the TV and it was on I'd end up watching it.

As a dyed-in-wool sentimentalist the theme absolutely "reks" me as the kids who are no longer even kids say.


"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was making you cry over a volleyball."
 

Corpsey

bandz ahoy
I'd love for Disney to somewhat faithfully adapt The Iliad.

Toe-tapping songs by talking swords and helmets and also relentless brutal decapitations and guttings.
 

okzharp

Active member
I really like Castaway – it's one of those films that if I turned on the TV and it was on I'd end up watching it.

As a dyed-in-wool sentimentalist the theme absolutely "reks" me as the kids who are no longer even kids say.


"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was making you cry over a volleyball."

a big moment

am i right in thinking this is the first moment in the film where you get soundtrack?

the sound of the waves lapping against the raft when the huge ship pulls up along side...
 

Clinamenic

θερμοδυναμικός καπιταλιστής
'Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters'. Superlative.

I was able to get the criterion edition from a record store in Chicago.

Have you seen his latest film, The Card Counter? I may have mentioned it here before, but I think you'd like it.
 

version

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I was able to get the criterion edition from a record store in Chicago.

Have you seen his latest film, The Card Counter? I may have mentioned it here before, but I think you'd like it.
Yeah, I have the Criterion edition too. And nah, not yet. A few people have been telling me to see it, but I haven't gotten round to it yet. I liked First Reformed.
 

Clinamenic

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Haven't seen First Reformed yet, but I liked Winter Light, and the premise I think is one that can be explored a few ways, if they are as similar as I think they are.
 

version

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Haven't seen First Reformed yet, but I liked Winter Light, and the premise I think is one that can be explored a few ways, if they are as similar as I think they are.
Apparently it's a combination of Ordet, Winter Light and Diary of a Country Priest along with Schrader's own input.
 
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