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DVD Talk / Re: Filmstruck
« Last post by wilberfan on November 14, 2018, 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 November 14, 2018, 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 November 14, 2018, 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 November 14, 2018, 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 November 14, 2018, 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 November 14, 2018, 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 November 14, 2018, 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 November 14, 2018, 12:21:39 PM »
It’s the credits song from Shirkers

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News and Theory / Re: Assorted movie news
« Last post by jenkins on November 14, 2018, 01:58:37 AM »
It slays. It’s only the fifth movie I’ve watched this year but it towers the others. This movie brings it, has everything

i’m actually bad at playing along with docs, but this one has a good trailer

https://m.

look at this poster btw



don't be such a degenerate cinephile that you subscribe to netflix and haven't watched this, please
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The Director's Chair / Re: George Romero ( + Dead Reckoning)
« Last post by Ravi on November 13, 2018, 07:08:42 PM »
https://www.list.co.uk/article/105123-lost-george-a-romero-film-found/?fbclid=IwAR1pTZLuxkESs-euakzowJtSAaM3N7eGmFjp8HA3Sat7Ov0MUMrjdrms2fs

Lost George A. Romero film found
Bang Showbiz
13 November 2018

'The Amusement Park', a long lost film by George A. Romero, has been discovered and a campaign is underway to restore it for release

A long lost movie by the late George A. Romero has been discovered and a campaign is underway to restore the missing masterpiece.

The screenwriter-and-director – who passed away in July at the age of 77 – created some of the most revered horror films of all time starting with 'Night of the Living Dead' in 1968 but now a little known movie he released in 1973 called 'The Amusement Park' has been found.

Author Daniel Kraus discovered the missing movie – which is not listed on Romero's IMDB page amongst his credits – and after watching what he describes as Romero's "most overtly horrifying film" he has started a funding page in conjunction with the George A. Romero Foundation to raise enough money to restore it for a release.

In a series of Twitter posts which began with Kraus sitting down to view the movie, he wrote: "I'm about to watch George A. Romero's virtually unseen 1973 movie THE AMUSEMENT PARK (shot between Season of the Witch & The Crazies). Been trying to find this for 20 years ... OK, this movie is a REVELATION.

"With the exception of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD – maybe – THE AMUSEMENT PARK is Romero's most overtly horrifying film. Hugely upsetting in form & function.

"Where can you see this savage masterwork? You can't. But I'm dedicating myself to changing that. Can you help? Yes, probably. Give me some time to figure out what's what. This is truly one of those magical (cursed?) objects that I cannot believe has fallen through the cinematic cracks. We'll drag it back. I mean, THE AMUSEMENT PARK doesn't even show up on Romero's @IMDb page! This thing is long-long-long-lost. What does that tell me? It's dangerous & uncomfortable.

"Everyone's excited! That's good. This is Romero at the height of his full-throttle, machine-gun-edit, CRAZIES-era confidence. It's a sun-soaked nightmare: bright, loud, demented, disorienting. (It is *not*, as some sources report, a documentary.)

"But I repeat: there is *no* way to see this right now. That said, rest assured people are working on fixing that. It will take a little time. Please be patient. For right now, there *is* something you can do. @theGARFofficial is accepting donations toward the film's restoration. (sic)"

Since the funding page was set up the foundation has revealed that the money has been pouring in from horror aficionados desperate to view the movie.

Kraus tweeted: "A big day for Romero's lost 1973 film THE AMUSEMENT PARK! I've heard from @theGARFofficial that restoration donations are pouring in!! (sic)"

Before Kraus' reveal most fans of Romero's work had not even heard of the 'The Amusement Park, which was prevented from being released by the producers who were said to have been too disturbed by the filmmaker's fantasy documentary about the way society treats the elderly.

Recalling what the scholar Tony Williams said about the movie, Kraus tweeted: "Tony Williams, who saw the film 30 years ago, wrote 'The film is far too powerful for American society ... It must remain under lock & key never seeing the light of day.'

"It was never shown publicly. The people who funded it wouldn't allow it. And no wonder. It's hellish. In Romero's long career of criticizing American institutions, never was he so merciless."

'Trollhunters' writer Kraus is also currently working on completing Romero's unfinished novel 'The Living Dead'.
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