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The Small Screen / Re: Game of Thrones (spoilers)
« Last post by KJ on August 18, 2017, 11:08:51 PM »
Well, I'm on a 12 hour flight and couldn't resist. I watched it. Oh boy...

I'm losing my shit. If anyone wants to discuss send me a message. I can't believe there is only one episode left until next year.

you are 182:th. congratz.

yeah, I wish we all had seen it so we could talk about it.

edit: no i'm sorry, 187 is the number... but that's also a good number so congratz

edit 2: i'm 182th actually, so congratz to me
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The Small Screen / Re: Game of Thrones (spoilers)
« Last post by Kal on August 18, 2017, 08:59:31 PM »
Well, I'm on a 12 hour flight and couldn't resist. I watched it. Oh boy...

I'm losing my shit. If anyone wants to discuss send me a message. I can't believe there is only one episode left until next year.

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The Director's Chair / Re: Next in line for Soderbergh
« Last post by wilder on August 18, 2017, 04:39:15 PM »
Steven Soderbergh Reveals 2 Versions Of HBO Project ‘Mosaic’
via The Playlist

“Logan Lucky” races into cinemas today, with Steven Soderbergh firing on all cylinders for his hugely enjoyable heist comedy. But as always, the director is shifting gears for his next effort, the HBO project “Mosaic.” The project, which has been kept under wraps for quite some time, stars Garrett Hedlund and Sharon Stone, with Ed Solomon (“Men in Black,” “Charlie’s Angels“) writing the script for the story that will allow users to pursue different narrative paths, utilizing a new state-of-the-art app. However, how it all works has been a mystery for quite some time….until now.

Speaking with Film Comment, Soderbergh revealed that this fall, the app for “Mosaic” will be unveiled, and it sounds like something that might make you fall down a bit of a rabbit hole.

“[It’ll be available] for your phone, iPad, desktop, Apple TV. Anything. We started thinking we’ll just do iOS. But after long series of conversations, we said it makes no sense while we’re building this thing not to include Android and desktop. While we have the hood open, don’t we want as many eyeballs on this thing as possible? And it’s a free app. So set aside your time, because if you watch all the various nodes, it’s like seven and a half hours,” he said. “I was very aware while we were making it that this is the cave painting of this format—that somebody else is going to take this thing and push it way further. I was just trying to get a working story. Ed Solomon, who wrote ‘Mosaic,’ has another piece that’s built on what we did and is going to be much more complex.”

“You download the app, and the first chapter begins. At the end of that chapter, you are given the possibility of going right or left, and after that you just keep going. There are a couple of companies that are playing with branching narrative,” Soderbergh added.

That sounds completely fascinating, and given the story — which the filmmaker is still keeping somewhat guarded — it looks like this is the kind of narrative that can really go in a multitude of directions.

“It’s a murder. Not a murder mystery so much. There are two different time frames, one contemporary and one four years ago. This case that everyone thought was solved gets reexamined with interesting results,” he said. “So you get to go back and forth depending on who you want to follow at what point. It seemed to be a kind of story that benefited from this multiverse perspective. The writing and the editing of it was tricky. The giant board that Ed and I had was a real head-scratcher.”

However, if you’re looking for a more straightforward experience, Soderbergh has you covered, as “Mosaic” will be unveiled next year as a more traditional series on HBO. That’s right — it was never a movie as many assumed.

“There will be a linear episodic version that’s set to air on HBO in January, but ideally going forward, it would just be an app. I offered HBO the possibility of doing a linear cut because I needed more money to develop the technology,” he explained. “I called them and said I have a lot of material that’s not in the app; ‘I can cut a six-hour episodic version of this that will be its own thing.’ And they said, absolutely.”

So it sounds like there are two different versions of “Mosaic” you can explore.
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This Year In Film / Re: Good Time
« Last post by RegularKarate on August 18, 2017, 04:24:24 PM »
This keeps getting better the more I sit with it.
It throws you in so fast that it's hard to wrap your head around the movie as a whole while you're watching it.
So real while so over the top and... silly... but in a good way.

Side note, this is the first screening I've been to when they gave us full page scantron questionnaires to fill out about our opinions on the movie.
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The Director's Chair / Re: Maurice Pialat
« Last post by Drenk on August 18, 2017, 10:45:52 AM »
I watched Van Gogh again last night. What an incredible movie. And I discovered À nos amours which is absolutely mesmerizing and Sous le soleil de Satan: such a weird and fascinating movie and I am glad it won the Palme d'Or the way it did: under people's miscontentment.  Pialat had a way to show life breathing on screen. You really want to grab a camera and try to do the same when you watch one of his movies—even if, apparently, shooting with him was a painful experience...

Sandrine Bonnaire, Jacques Dutronc, Depardieu...they are giving their best performances with him.

I'll watch Loulou next.

You can watch this great documentary he did about the suburbs in the sixties.

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Other Media / Re: best stand-up comic
« Last post by wilder on August 18, 2017, 01:55:25 AM »
Starts at 1 min 40 seconds.



The video embed looks broken but when I click 'play' it works? Link, if it doesn't:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxN8PhKzZgY
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News and Theory / Re: Criterion Releases You Adore So Much You Can Totally Even
« Last post by jenkins on August 17, 2017, 10:41:23 PM »
it's also true that for a short spell my nighttime movie was the opening of his Muriel, or The Time of Return, which has this active cutting technique that engages me in all the ways he wants to engage me, i'm a big fan of it

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The Grapevine / Re: The Killing of a Sacred Deer
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on August 17, 2017, 06:11:12 PM »
I have to watch this trailer at least once a day.

Also:

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The Director's Chair / Re: Anna Biller
« Last post by wilder on August 17, 2017, 05:33:14 PM »
New blog post about her upcoming Bluebeard project, and the music she composed for her films is up on bandcamp.
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DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by wilder on August 17, 2017, 05:29:34 PM »
October 9, 2017

The Aki Kaurismäki Blu-ray Collection from Artificial Eye (UK). The box set will also contain a 100-page book.



DISC 1
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
CALAMARI UNION

DISC 2
SHADOWS IN PARADISE
DRIFTING CLOUDS
OO AINA IHMINEN (short film)

DISC 3
HAMLET GOES BUSINESS
LA VIE BOHEME

DISC 4
ARIEL
MATCH FACTORY GIRL
VALIMO

DISC 5
LENINGRAD COWBOYS
LENINGRAD COWBOYS GO AMERICA

DISC 6
TOTAL BALALAIKA SHOW
THESE BOOTS (short film)
THOSE WERE THE DAYS (short film)
THRU THE WIRE (short film)
ROCKY IV (short film)
RICH LITTLE BITCH (short film)
DOGS HAVE NO HELL (short film)

DISC 7
TAKE CARE OF YOU SCARF, TATJANA
JUHA

DISC 8
THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST
LIGHTS IN THE DUSK

DISC 9
LE HAVRE

DISC 10
THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE   

Aki Kaurismäki Blu-ray Collection - Amazon UK
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