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Xix & Xax / Re: History of Xixax?
« Last post by eward on Today at 09:22:19 PM »
Me! Though I was a mere teen at the time and at one point just became a lurker for about ten years before re-emerging.
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DVD Talk / Re: Filmstruck
« Last post by eward on Today at 09:17:57 PM »
There’s hope!
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DVD Talk / Re: Filmstruck
« Last post by wilberfan on Today at 09:05:12 PM »
Paul Thomas Anderson, Nolan, DiCaprio, and More Write Letter to Save FilmStruck


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Paul Thomas Anderson and Christopher Nolan have officially joined the fight to save FilmStruck. The directors joined Leonardo DiCaprio and other top filmmakers such as Alejandro González Iñárritu, Rian Johnson, Karyn Kusama, and Damien Chazelle, among others, to write and sign a letter sent to Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich asking for WarnerMedia to reconsider the decision to pull the plug on FilmStruck on November 29.


“The FilmStruck service was (IS) the best streaming service for fans of cinema of all kinds: classic studio movies, independent cinema, international treasures,” the letter reads. “Without it, the landscape for film fans and students of cinema is especially bleak. There’s a reason there was a huge outpouring from artists and fans over it being shuttered, they were doing the Movie God’s work.”


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Xix & Xax / Re: History of Xixax?
« Last post by Gold Trumpet on Today at 08:17:09 PM »
Who here is from the old board? I don't remember everyone who is that is still active. I am. Got on when Magnolia was the buzzed about new film from PTA. Good times.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Last post by BigSock on Today at 07:29:43 PM »
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Paul Thomas Anderson is hosting an awards season screening of "A Quiet Place." Fascinating.

https://twitter.com/kristapley/status/1062878949070405632
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Other Media / Re: misc book thread
« Last post by eward on Today at 06:03:36 PM »
from Gravrity's Rainbow if you want to reach into history there's The Recognitions--this keeps within the idea of running with the big-idea writers--

I've had The Recognitions on my Kindle for over a year now. One day, soon soon, I will finally get to it.
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Other Media / Re: misc book thread
« Last post by jenkins on Today at 05:58:42 PM »
best to you and your endeavors whatever they become, control your own destiny, we're in a friend zone

i'd like to discourage becoming a fan of a writer over exploring the concept of novels in their entirety. from Gravrity's Rainbow if you want to reach into history there's The Recognitions--this keeps within the idea of running with the big-idea writers--and forward, do it if you haven't done it, Infinite Jest you know it. if you already did those you already did them and i wasn't sure. but what i'm saying is you can keep the bar Pynchon-high but move in lateral directions, which makes you more of an interesting person at parties, from a certain perspective i'm mentioning because of philosophical impulses.
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Other Media / Re: misc book thread
« Last post by eward on Today at 05:53:06 PM »
Go with Mason & Dixon or Against the Day next!
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Other Media / Re: misc book thread
« Last post by Something Spanish on Today at 05:43:44 PM »
sorry, finished reading Gravity's Rainbow last week and....holy shit did that get deep in me. Pynchon is not human. getting through it at times was laborious, at times the epitome of literary pleasure, all in all an experience i'll cherish in this life. wanted to read it since about summer 2017, but never thought I'd have the mental wherewithal or literary endurance to reach the last page. last year I got to about page 30 before giving up, until giving it another go two months ago. was definitely hopping on google nonstop during the first section for reference comprehension, quickly abandoned that pattern thereafter since it was diminishing the experience (not to mention time consuming), and started plowing through it with minimal pauses for brief researches. There's a lot of technical rocket engineering passages that can be a slog to read through, but if I could register most of the info most likely an average reader can too. It's only in the last year+ that i began reading frequently, definitely never attempted to tackle a book this challenging and supposedly impenetrable. if anything it has made me a much more confident reader, ready to take down those difficult Joyce novels and maybe even some Nabakov. excited to get through the rest of pynchon's stuff.
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Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Now Playing
« Last post by jenkins on Today at 12:21:39 PM »
It’s the credits song from Shirkers

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