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« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2003, 11:29:28 PM »
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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2003, 12:48:22 PM »
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Sorry, I don't respond well to petitions.

I'm not into it. Ain't gonna happen, guys. That's just it. Ain't gonna happen.

If enough people want to vote a Godard board in, that's one thing. But not a foreign film forum.
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« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2003, 12:53:26 PM »
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Can we start the vote for the Godard board now, then?


Put me down.
He's still alive and making the odd film, so it's reasonable. Oh, and he also happens to be the most influential post-modern filmmaker (or at least one of), so that should probably count for something...
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2003, 12:55:56 PM »
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Can we start the vote for the Godard board now, then?


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He's still alive and making the odd film, so it's reasonable. Oh, and he also happens to be the most influential post-modern filmmaker (or at least one of), so that should probably count for something...

Now that I could definitely go for.
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« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2003, 12:56:40 PM »
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yes, a godard forum would be good

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« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2003, 12:56:49 PM »
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Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2003, 03:06:59 PM »
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yeah but, why GODARD?  all the godard conversation in the world has only amounted to 4 pages...

two here
http://www.xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=339
and two here
http://www.xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=430

if we were going purely by thread popularity, then why not
Todd Solondz 11 pages
Kevin Smith 7 pages
Chris Nolan 6 pages
Woody Allen 5 pages
David Gordon Green 4 pages
Akira Kurosawa 4 pages
Spike Jonze 4 pages
M. Night Shyamalan 4 pages
Vincent Gallo 4 pages

why grant someone his own topic, if no one is going to discuss him?  or if we're going by how great they are, then why not Truffaut, or Fellini, or Welles, or Kurosawa?  you might as well just let things be, until someone sparks enough conversation or rabid fans to warrant his own thread.
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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2003, 03:17:34 PM »
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Well, I'd like a Fellini thread, too...


I think I'd post about Godard way more if I knew there was a forum where people actually did wanna talk about him. Like I said, he's still making movies, and he's got so many out that are hard to find, I'd like to chat with people who have had a chance to see them.
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2003, 03:23:02 PM »
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i would like a godard thread as well, i'm just simply saying that the randomness of Godard over any of the other directors is a bit puzzling.
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« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2003, 03:38:35 PM »
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Well, I'd like a Fellini thread, too...


http://xixax.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1037
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« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2003, 03:40:40 PM »
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Well, I'd like a Fellini thread, too...


http://xixax.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1037


Well, okay... but I mean one that gets accessed more often. I should have said Fellini Forum.
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2003, 05:51:54 PM »
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It has been talked about before, but now I am actually going to start an official thread for it getting realized. This can be ignored by all the guys in charge and nothing done about for it. That's fine, it is your message board, not mine and I'll still respect you guys. It is my belief though that a forum for foreign language films and directors specifically is a good idea considering traffic on these boards do go fast sometimes and threads on more obscure films made in other parts of the world and in different languages might get lost in that shuffle. This is not to say these films are better than any others, but really to represent a portion of people's interest who go on this forum a lot better.


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« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2003, 06:35:59 PM »
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if we were going purely by thread popularity, then why not (SNIP)


Very compelling arguments indeed.

As it is, there's not really much traffic in the director areas we currently host. Maybe we should just let it lie.
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« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2003, 06:37:58 PM »
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actually, thinking about it now, the idea of a "foreign films" section seems a bit silly considering that people on this board come from all around the world.  so to someone from japan, american movies ARE foriegn films.  i guess we should just let it lie.
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« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2003, 06:52:05 PM »
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What the hell is wrong with you, man. You're making good sense, and we don't tolerate that shit around here!
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