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Quote from: wilder on March 26, 2015, 12:53:25 PMLuigi Bazzoni's Le Orme (1975) aka Footprints on the Moon is playing in 35mm at Anthology Film Archives in NY tonight. This movie isn't "good", but has eerily beautiful cinematography by Vittorio Storaro. I'm not going to say it's not weird. This is probably something 03 and jenk would be into.The full movie is on . A DVD edition is available from Shameless in the UK (review here).Alice Cespi (Florinda Bolkan) begins to see her life fall apart due to strange memories from childhood when she was forced to watch a film called "Footprints on the Moon" involving an unethical experiment in leaving astronauts stranded on the moon's surface. Alice has terrible dreams and begins to become addicted to tranquilizers. The drugs and her deteriorating mental condition cause her to miss work and she is eventually fired, whereupon she travels to a dilapidated former tourist area called Garma after receiving a mysterious postcard. There, she runs into a girl named Paula Burton (Nicoletta Elmi), who tells her that she looks exactly like another woman, Nicole, currently staying at the faded resort. Alice then encounters a series of strange people and circumstances, all leading her closer to unlocking the possibly deadly mystery.Some screencaps of varying quality:
Quote1 Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner 2001 Zacharias Kunuk2 Mon Oncle Antoine 1971 Claude Jutra3 The Sweet Hereafter 1997 Atom Egoyan4 Léolo 1992 Jean-Claude Lauzon5 Jésus de Montréal 1989 Denys Arcand6 Goin' Down the Road 1970 Don Shebib7 Dead Ringers 1988 David Cronenburg8 C.R.A.Z.Y. 2005 Jean-Marc Vallée9 My Winnipeg 2007 Guy Maddin10 Stories We Tell 2012 Sarah Polley10 Les Ordres 1974 Michel Brault
Quote from: jenkins<3 on October 03, 2015, 02:17:01 AMthere's not another Jean-Marc Vallée movie you'd recommend?
Quote from: BB on October 03, 2015, 12:01:11 PMHope you dig Goin' Down the Road.
Quote from: BB on October 03, 2015, 12:01:11 PMI still gotta see that sequel.
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Quote from: wilder on April 05, 2011, 11:38:29 PMMen Don't Leave (1990) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100134/
Quote from: wilder on May 12, 2014, 12:04:46 AMI highly recommend Edward Yang's movie The Terrorizers (1986), which has such gobsmackingly beautiful cinematography I can't even explain. It's available as a region-free, English-subtitled Taiwanese blu-ray via YesAsia (it comes back in stock periodically), and by...other means if you must. It really deserves to be seen in HD, though. The lives of anonymous strangers become intricately intertwined in this 1986 effort by late Taiwanese auteur Edward Yang. Following the sudden death of his superior, a doctor frames his colleague in order to succeed as the clinic's director. The doctor's writer wife, meanwhile, is experiencing a mid-life crisis, struggling to finish her next novel while surrendering to the advances of an ex-boyfriend. Elsewhere, a hippie photographer randomly snaps a delinquent girl escaping from a crime scene and becomes obsessed with her. The girl is locked up at home by her mother, and begins making random prank calls, which in turn affect the lives of the doctor and his wife.The collage of chance encounters in The Terrorizers vividly portrays the degenerating psychic life of the Taipei city dwellers through disjointed narrative and multiple storylines. Set for brief moments against an eye-catching poster of Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? on the wall, the irony constructed by Yang turns out to be all the more poignant, considering how his quiet characters never really speak up amid their simmering rage, before boiling over completely. Similar treatment is given to the film's supposedly dramatic plot elements, such as extramarital affairs, police raids and violence, which are delivered with unusual calmness and tranquility.As with many other examples of Taiwanese New Wave cinema in the 1980s, The Terrorizers realistically records the people's private sentiment at a specific moment of Taiwan's rapid socio-economical transformation. Nevertheless, the film's depiction of the experience of urban ennui and desperation remains largely universal. No matter how one sees fit to interpret the film's double endings, Yang's vision of urban life looks all but doomed. The director once explained that this is essentially one tragic ending - that somebody would inevitably be hurt - told in two different ways. For a bleak story narrated without any comic relief, it is a fitting conclusion that is at once profound and disturbing. - Edmund Lee, TimeOut HK