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Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Now Playing
« Last post by WorldForgot on Today at 02:08:38 AM »

there is a notorious website called that until recently was a hub for trafficking in underage sex workers. a lot of this trafficking takes place in the next neighborhood over from where i live. the screen shots are all from ads on that were on backpage for children being used for sex work.

the song petite is about these girls.

at the end of the song "faith torn apart" on FORGET there is a specific line devoted to each of the girls in the photos used in this video. - Jamie Stewart

Which lines comprise the spoken word portion performed by Vaginal Davis.

The part of Los Angeles that I live in is not very far from a neighborhood where there is a lot of trafficking of underage prostitutes, and there is a notorious website called Backpage that is a facilitator of this. Probably about a year ago I began to explore the site and take screenshots of the young girls who are advertised there—to, in some way, empathize with their situation. I also found somebody on the site you can report things to, so I would do that, but I probably collected two hundred screenshots of these young women and young girls. I went through them one day and wrote one line based on my immediate impression of each of the photographs. They’re mostly just head shots, but these are of people who are obviously very young. They’re wearing clothes, but they’re clearly made up to look sexualized, and some are thirteen years old. What Vaginal Davis reads at the end of that song is made up of the one-line impressions I wrote looking at each of those photos.
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by jenkins on Yesterday at 09:08:50 PM »
I got greedy and booked 3 dates (also because I don't know for sure if I'll be in town for the first few days of the screenings). All at the Beverly Hills spot.

Nov 24 at 2pm (with Q&A)
Nov 26 at 7pm
Nov 28 at 7pm

Who's going to what? XIXAX meetup?????

i'll text you on the 26th xx
This Year In Film / Re: My Friend Dahmer
« Last post by jenkins on Yesterday at 09:08:02 PM »
what will i miss out on, not wanting to see this movie? 0% to do with you starting this thread or making your post, btw. 100% to do with my sympathetic side, and not wanting to allow Dahmer my sympathy. is it beginning-to-end a sympathetic portrayal of Dahmer's early life? my response is pure: fuck that.

there'll never be a better thread for me to share this song though. it's a Christian rock song from the 90s

Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by wilberfan on Yesterday at 07:29:42 PM »
We should open a SPOILERS thread.

I was thinking that very thing today.  Screenings are coming...
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by Lewton on Yesterday at 07:18:23 PM »
I still haven't watched any of the trailers -- keep running into screen caps and video thumbnail images, though -- and I'm wondering...this was shot in January and February of this year, right? So, I wonder if this will provide the first instance of snow, falling or fallen, in a PTA movie. Unless I'm mistaken, none of his films have ever featured snow.
DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by wilder on Yesterday at 06:55:54 PM »
January 30, 2017

Ken Russell’s Gothic (1986) on blu-ray from Lionsgate/Vestron Video

Five famous friends spend a hallucinogenic evening confronting their fears in a frenzy of shocking lunacy and horrifying visions in this fictional tale, which tells the story of Mary Shelley's conception of Frankenstein on one debauched night in Lord Byron's home.

December 12, 2017

Anthony Mann's Raw Deal (1948) on blu-ray from ClassicFlix

An escaped convict (Dennis O'Keefe) flees with his moll (Claire Trevor) and a social worker (Marsha Hunt) he loves.

Raw Deal (1948) - Amazon

Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by Drenk on Yesterday at 05:58:31 PM »
We should open a SPOILERS thread.

(phantom pun intended.)
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by BigSock on Yesterday at 05:43:10 PM »
Does somebody have extra pass to DGA screening
This Year In Film / My Friend Dahmer
« Last post by Something Spanish on Yesterday at 05:25:40 PM »

After watching a string of lackluster disappointments, this was a breath of fresh air, though not great by any means, just a movie that got under my skin and stayed in mind since; felt very true to the high-school experience and the camaraderie amongst the teens was natural, reminiscent of stuff like The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys. What really got me was the performance by Ross Lynch. Never heard of him but he give a helluva committed turn as the titular character. My Friend Dahmer is essentially a disturbing character study that manages to shed a little light on the most depraved serial killer to have ever serially killed.

What was interesting was how disturbing I found it despite the lack of brutality or heavy violence, it's always this potential that doesn't quite materialize but we know is teetering below the surface.
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