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News and Theory / Re: All things Cult Cinema
« Last post by jenkins on Yesterday at 01:15:18 PM »
owing to the fact that I finally purchased Giuseppe Makes A Movie , well, then I figured I should order a Giuseppe movie. so I did. Touch Me in the Morning, which apparently was distributed by Troma. so now I'll own a Troma release and, well, funny enough, another of their releases is on its way to me, Def by Temptation. obviously they're both distributed not produced by Troma but it is a bit of like, oh my god what I have done, to me. which makes me feel young again

I'll speak more about Giuseppe after I see his movie. apparently he's been missing since 2015 but that's after the movie came out. choosing disappearance over suicide is a wise move, respect
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DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by wilberfan on March 06, 2021, 11:04:40 PM »
Apocalypse Now - Final Cut (4K-Ultra HD)
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The Director's Chair / Re: Sean Baker
« Last post by jenkins on March 06, 2021, 09:25:46 PM »
yeah direct reference

Sean Price Williams dp, who also shot Ferrara's Zeros and Ones
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The Director's Chair / Re: Sean Baker
« Last post by wilder on March 06, 2021, 06:30:25 PM »
Wow that was great!

People are saying The Warriors and I'm also seeing



which he lists here

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4. Random movie you love

"My top three" - THE IDIOTS + HAROLD AND MAUDE + CHRISTIANE F.
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Other Media / Re: Spike Jonze / Hip-hop / Pornhub
« Last post by jenkins on March 06, 2021, 05:13:15 PM »
[a jake Paul Instagram post now deleted for some reason, he might actually be wilder]

his Park South Freestyle music video directly imitates Lil Tracy/Lil Peep’s Witchblades music video, aesthetically speaking, in terms of the boxed-in video format. he calls himself a content creator and i think he’s basically hilarious, that isn’t actually rapping. Lil Peep compared it all to becoming a wrestler, like become The Rock or Steve Austin, and he sure nailed that. Lil Peep didn’t invent this lifestyle he helped perpetuate it. and here’s such a vibrant example, switched from wrestling to boxing

Lil peep influence confirmed

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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Last post by Tdog on March 06, 2021, 02:00:21 PM »
Costume Designer Mark Bridges Talks Broadway Beginnings, ‘News Of The World’ & The Time He Won A Jet Ski At The Oscars

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One of his first big breaks was when he was hired for Hard Eight by a 25-year-old Paul Thomas Anderson. “[We] had very little money for Hard Eight, but had a good time making it. It was a lot of fun. We lived at the casino that we shot at. Of course, we didn’t have much money, but it was shot in Reno, and at the time, Reno was really the land of thrift stores,” Bridges notes. “So, it was perfect. I needed clothes for no money, and they had all the resources right there.”

In his relationship with the auteur, Bridges found longevity. In the decades since Hard Eight, the pair have reteamed on seven other acclaimed features—including Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood, The Master, Inherent Vice and Phantom Thread. And recently, they joined forces once again on a highly anticipated film that has yet to be titled, starring Bradley Cooper, Benny Safdie and Cooper Hoffman. “It’s 25 years we’ve been working together,” Bridges marvels, “so that’s exciting that we’re still going at this point. Paul and I work the way that we have always worked.”

I watched "Blow" just because Mark Bridges did the costumes for it!
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News and Theory / Re: Quarantine Filmz
« Last post by jenkins on March 06, 2021, 12:43:30 PM »
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

You know, I'd never heard about it as a movie. Having heard about it as a cultural event (the beginning of blaxploitation), and a one-man's-creation movie, I lazily imagined I knew what the movie would be like, but it wasn't like that at all. Specifically, I didn't anticipate the range of this movie's cinematic grammar. Writer / director / producer / stuntman / musician / lead actor Melvin Van Peebles thoroughly immerses himself in the creative process of moviemaking. What a direct way for someone to communicate their imagination to me. This movie oozes with creative expression. In a special feature, Van Peebles explains that there had been the potential of an established actor as Sweetback, but Sweetback only says nine words the entire movie, which other actors didn't consider worth it, though Van Peebles knew it was exactly what he wanted so he did it himself. Damn I mean he really made this movie happen and I think that same energy exists in the movie today.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Last post by wilberfan on March 06, 2021, 12:51:25 AM »
Costume Designer Mark Bridges Talks Broadway Beginnings, ‘News Of The World’ & The Time He Won A Jet Ski At The Oscars

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One of his first big breaks was when he was hired for Hard Eight by a 25-year-old Paul Thomas Anderson. “[We] had very little money for Hard Eight, but had a good time making it. It was a lot of fun. We lived at the casino that we shot at. Of course, we didn’t have much money, but it was shot in Reno, and at the time, Reno was really the land of thrift stores,” Bridges notes. “So, it was perfect. I needed clothes for no money, and they had all the resources right there.”

In his relationship with the auteur, Bridges found longevity. In the decades since Hard Eight, the pair have reteamed on seven other acclaimed features—including Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood, The Master, Inherent Vice and Phantom Thread. And recently, they joined forces once again on a highly anticipated film that has yet to be titled, starring Bradley Cooper, Benny Safdie and Cooper Hoffman. “It’s 25 years we’ve been working together,” Bridges marvels, “so that’s exciting that we’re still going at this point. Paul and I work the way that we have always worked.”
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The Director's Chair / Re: Sean Baker
« Last post by jenkins on March 05, 2021, 06:50:57 PM »
I also think it’s cool to see him flex certain cinematic muscles we’ve seen him appreciate but not yet apply. he’s building a new form of himself and it’s sweet to witness. totally agree
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The Director's Chair / Re: Sean Baker
« Last post by Drenk on March 05, 2021, 06:42:37 PM »
Depressing. But everybody’s gotta eat.