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The Grapevine / Re: Dunkirk
« Last post by Lottery on Today at 09:05:23 AM »
Most terrifying war sound design I've ever heard. Can't stress this enough.

Ranges from claustrophobic to grand in a meaningful way at the right moments.

Very Christopher Nolan but very different from anything he's made before. It's more of a modern thriller than a conventional war film.

Definitely a big screen sort of movie (Nolan means what he says when he talks about the superiority of the cinema experience). That said, it's a damn shame I couldn't catch it in IMAX.
The Grapevine / Re: The Shape of Water
« Last post by Sleepless on Today at 06:44:48 AM »
Looks fun/pretty. I hope this is good.
DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by wilder on Yesterday at 09:01:08 PM »
Fall 2017 TBD

Edgar Reitz's Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984-2004) on blu-ray from Second Sight (UK). Betting Criterion will also put it out eventually. Stanley Kubrick was a huge fan.

Quote from: Jan Harlan
“Stanley was completely taken by Heimat. The idea of telling such an ‘impossible to tell story’ through the eyes of a bunch of simple villagers he considered completely new and brilliant. To show ‘heaven’ convincingly and without special effects on the top floor of a country inn and have the dead people observe ‘us’ – he was deeply moved. There are a number of other scenes like that. He was so taken by it that he hired the art director and costume designer for preparation of Wartime Lies (Aryan Papers). There are some specific scenes we saw together again and again (having videotaped the BBC2 broadcast) and I remember it all very well.”

Several series of films in 32 episodes written and directed by Edgar Reitz which view life in Germany between 1919 and 2000 through the eyes of a family from the Hunsrück area of the Rhineland. Personal and domestic life is set against glimpses of wider social and political events. The combined length of the 32 films is 53 hours and 25 minutes, making it one of the longest series of feature-length films in cinema history.

The title Heimat is a German word meaning "homeland" or "home place." Usage has come to include that of an ironic reference to the film genre known as Heimatfilm which was popular in Germany in the 1950s. Heimat films were characterized by rural settings, sentimental tone and simplistic morality.

Aesthetically, all three series are notable for their frequent switching between color and black-and-white film to convey different emotional states.

Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Inherent Vice - SPOILERS!
« Last post by WorldForgot on Yesterday at 07:48:11 PM »

short video essay compiling pynchon clips into an unofficial bildungsroman.
That certainly seems to be the case. He's mentioned Secrets & Lies and Naked before but I don't remember where.

Ah, here. Thanks. I assume he'll get asked about it potentially when he does the press stuff nearer the time of Phantom Thread's release.
The Grapevine / Re: The Snowman
« Last post by polkablues on Yesterday at 06:37:47 PM »
The Grapevine / The Shape of Water
« Last post by wilder on Yesterday at 05:51:10 PM »

An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

Directed by Guillermo Del Toro
Starring Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones
Release Date - December 8, 2017

This Year In Film / Re: The Big Sick
« Last post by RegularKarate on Yesterday at 05:42:28 PM »
I loved the movie. I think its charm far outweighs its missteps (the Apatow "you're like a ___________ that ___________" forced jokes are few and far between, but stand out)

Also: why do the filmmakers hate The Smiths and how in the world was this not called Girlfriend In A Coma?  :shock:
I'm pretty sure they would get in legal trouble for this (see Morrissey biopic with no Morrissey music).

BUT that's exactly what I thought. I know, I know, it's serious.
The Director's Chair / Re: Next in line for Soderbergh
« Last post by wilder on Yesterday at 04:39:59 PM »
Steven Soderbergh Directs Secret iPhone Shot Movie Starring Claire Foy
via The Playlist

Last summer, David Lowery called up his pals Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck, headed to Texas, and working with a small crew, under the radar, directed the acclaimed “A Ghost Story.” Now, Steven Soderbergh has spent part of this year quietly making a new movie that has already wrapped and certainly has us excited.

“The Crown” star Claire Foy and Juno Temple take the lead roles in “Unsane,” a new movie from Soderbergh, that was shot on Apple’s iPhone and is already in the can. Of course, there are no plot details at the moment, however, during a recent Reddit AMA, the director said to “stay tuned” for a movie that would touch upon similar subject matter as his thriller “Side Effects.” Could this be it?

At the moment, there’s no indication when the film will be released, but Soderbergh does plan to handle domestic distribution through his new shingle, Fingerprint. And let’s not forget “Unsane” now marks the second movie the director has sitting and waiting to see the light of the day; there’s also his HBO effort “Mosaic,” though Soderbergh is apparently working on a unique narrative device to accompany the picture before its released.
The Grapevine / The Snowman
« Last post by wilder on Yesterday at 04:38:29 PM »


When an elite crime squad’s lead detective investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again.  With the help of a brilliant recruit, the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

Directed by Tomas Afredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
Starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, J.K. Simmons, Toby Jones, Jakob Oftebro, Chloë Sevigny, and Val Kilmer
Release Date - October 20, 2017
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