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The best movie(s) I'd never heard about
« on: April 05, 2011, 08:42:12 PM »
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This is a thread I desire will become very long and filled with great suggestions.

I have just seen The List of Adrian Messenger by John Huston. I had never even heard the title mentionned.  It's among the best murder mysteries I've ever seen.

The cameos are beyond awesome too: Kirk Douglas, Frank Sinatra and so much more.

Check it out

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Re: The best movie(s) I'd never heard about
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2011, 09:46:36 PM »
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Margarethe Von Trotta's Marianne and Juliane -- it's one of the best movies I ever saw, and I never hear it mentioned. It's also practically impossible to find, which may relate to the last sentence.
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Re: The best movie(s) I'd never heard about
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2011, 11:38:29 PM »
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I don't know what you've seen and what you haven't but I love all of these:

Bleeder (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0161292/




Lilya 4-Ever (2002) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0300140/




Love Streams (1984) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087644/




Men Don't Leave (1990) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100134/




Pusher II (2004) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0396184/
Pusher III (2005) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425379/




The Red Squirrel (1993) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106305/




Safe (1995) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114323/
Safe trailer - http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi3649044761/


Seconds (1966) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060955/




Shoot the Moon (1982) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084675/




Straight Time (1978) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078326/




Streetwise (1984) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088196/




We Won't Grow Old Together (1972) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069027/



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Re: The best movie(s) I'd never heard about
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2011, 02:28:01 AM »
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Coppola's "Shoot the Moon"?
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Re: The best movie(s) I'd never heard about
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2011, 02:32:56 AM »
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No, the 1982 movie w/Diane Keaton and Albert Finney. Are you thinking of One from the Heart?

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Re: The best movie(s) I'd never heard about
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2011, 02:36:15 AM »
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no, Sophia C has a short called "Shoot the Moon"... so promising  :elitist:
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Re: The best movie(s) I'd never heard about
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2011, 03:51:29 AM »
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I don't know what you've seen and what you haven't but I love all of these:

Bleeder
Lilya 4-Ever
Love Streams
The Red Squirrel
Safe
Seconds
Shoot the Moon
Straight Time
Streetwise
We Won't Grow Old Together


so not familiar with any of these other than a couple..directors, years?
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Re: The best movie(s) I'd never heard about
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2011, 08:20:56 AM »
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no, Sophia C has a short called "Shoot the Moon"... so promising  :elitist:

do you mean Lick the Star?

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Re: The best movie(s) I'd never heard about
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2011, 08:36:20 AM »
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I definitely second Straight Time.

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Re: The best movie(s) I'd never heard about
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2011, 09:59:08 AM »
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Edited above post.

Thanks man!


Oh and Straight Time, fuck yes, everyone should see that. It features a young gary busey fresh from my alma mater and a skinny kathy bates!

In fact, i had a marathon for myself a couple years ago where i just watched EVERYTHING Dustin Hoffman was in in the 70s,
i mean from 1969 to 1979 he was in -
Kramer vs. Kramer
Straight Time
Marathon Man
All the President's Men
Papillon
Straw Dogs
Little Big Man
Midnight Cowboy
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Re: The best movie(s) I'd never heard about
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2011, 10:42:35 AM »
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I sense this will become an epic thread. Already filled with great looking cinema I'd never heard of.

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Re: The best movie(s) I'd never heard about
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2011, 12:32:05 PM »
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The Sea That Thinks

I saw this at a film festival a long time ago, and it remains one of the most mindblowing movies I've seen. The movie's press emphasizes the optical illusions (no CGI was used), but there's much more to the movie. Think Pi meets Waking Life meets Synechdoche NY. Or something like that.

Here's the trailer:



You can buy the movie on the website, but it's in PAL (not NTSC).

I just checked and there are actually some torrents for the movie (though they may not be seeded well). I'd imagine that's the only way you can see this.

I just found this very good review from the New York Times:

Consciousness, the individual's perception of reality, and humans' place in the universe are among the underlying themes of this philosophical Dutch feature. Bart (Bart Klever) is a screenwriter whose latest project is a script entitled "The Sea That Thinks." What he writes is what's happening around him, and in time what he's writing begins to affect what's around him, as his screenplay becomes layered with increasing levels of notes and observations about the reality of his life. As reality begins to turn on him, Bart finds himself caught in a variety of strange illusions that lead him to wonder just what is real and what is not. While the film's reflexive, self-referential nature straddles a fine line between fiction and reality, this didn't prevent De Zee Die Denkt from winning the VPRO Joris Ivens Award at the 2000 {~International Documentary Film Festival} in Amsterdam. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Re: The best movie(s) I'd never heard about
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2011, 01:03:42 PM »
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That looks fucking brilliant, JB. I seem to remember you or someone like you talking about this before, in relation to Gondry's use of forced perspective in Eternal Sunshine. It was impressive then, when they were only still photographs, but to see it in motion is a different animal.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention, JB, and Pas: excellent thread!
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Re: The best movie(s) I'd never heard about
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2011, 03:48:58 PM »
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I've seen all of these. Actually wrote my college thesis on the most obscure one. Not that impressed, guys.
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Re: The best movie(s) I'd never heard about
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2011, 04:43:46 PM »
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Check out Andrzej Zulawski's movies if you want to trip out.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0958558/

L'amour braque (1985) trailer - http://www.mondo-vision.com/braquetrailer.php

La femme publique (1984) trailer - http://www.mondo-vision.com/publiquetrailer.php

L'important c'est d'aimer (1962) trailer - http://www.mondo-vision.com/daimertrailer.php


Also, John Huston's movie Freud (1962) with Montgomery Clift is kind of interesting. Bit of a Twilight Zone vibe.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055998/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJXPynaBHwA

 

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