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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3075 on: March 29, 2020, 09:12:15 PM »
Re-watched “Solaris” (2002) for the first time in years. It’s probably one of my favorite sci-fi films, more like a sci-fi psychological thriller. I like movies that make me think. Still need to watch the original “Solaris” (1972) film by Tarkovsky.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3076 on: March 30, 2020, 10:13:37 PM »
Watched yesterday Red Dawn, the 1984 version.  Never gets old.
 
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3077 on: March 31, 2020, 07:05:56 AM »
Quicksand. Awful.
Man on a Ledge. Even worse.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3078 on: March 31, 2020, 08:53:12 AM »
Watched yesterday Red Dawn, the 1984 version.  Never gets old.

D'joo know that was set in Colorado, but filmed in New Mexico?
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Re: Last movie you saw?
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3080 on: April 01, 2020, 01:58:38 PM »
Sansho the Bailiff (1954).  Brilliant.  I am discovering the dolorous genius of Kenji Mizoguchi.

In this beautiful frame, from left to right, are a family's loyal servant, the matriarch, a Shinto priestess, and the mother's two children.  Around his neck, the proud aristocratic boy wears a canister from his father containing an icon of the goddess of mercy.  His sister smiles.  But fate, alas, has other things in store.

"The sneakiness of prigs, the conventicle secrecy, gloomy concepts like hell, like sacrifice of the guiltless, like unio mystica in drinking blood; above all, the slowly fanned fire of revenge, of chandala revenge—all that is what became master over Rome."

Rome sank to whoredom and became a stew
The Caesars became beasts, and God—a Jew!
 
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3081 on: April 01, 2020, 05:39:16 PM »
Sansho the Bailiff (1954).  Brilliant.  I am discovering the dolorous genius of Kenji Mizoguchi.

You and maybe six other people on Earth know who that is.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3082 on: April 02, 2020, 01:56:37 PM »
You and maybe six other people on Earth know who that is.

If you had said six other people on this forum, then that may be true.  But he is legendary in his native Japan.  Even in the West, the triumvirate of Japanese masters in terms of cinema is widely considered to be Kurosawa, Ozu, and Mizoguchi. 

Last night I watched the first half of a 1975 documentary, Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director.  The documentarian seems to have tracked down and interviewed anyone who ever had contact with the great man, from his longtime artistic collaborators down to people who knew him as a passing acquaintance.  He was known to be a meticulous fusspot and perfectionist.  His two great passions in life were said to be women and sake.  In one instance, he was stabbed in the back (literally) by a prostitute who had fallen in love with him and whom he had jilted.  A few years later he was in a sauna, and a young man remarked on the scar.  Mizoguchi said to him, "until you have a scar like this one, you will never understand women."
"The sneakiness of prigs, the conventicle secrecy, gloomy concepts like hell, like sacrifice of the guiltless, like unio mystica in drinking blood; above all, the slowly fanned fire of revenge, of chandala revenge—all that is what became master over Rome."

Rome sank to whoredom and became a stew
The Caesars became beasts, and God—a Jew!
 
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3083 on: April 02, 2020, 04:08:10 PM »
Mizoguchi said to him, "until you have a scar like this one, you will never understand women."

Words of wisdom.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3084 on: April 03, 2020, 06:45:24 AM »
Interesting how if one is famous, women, booze and consorting with prostitutes is "passion". If I were to do that, I think the word would be dissolute.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3085 on: April 03, 2020, 03:14:28 PM »
Interesting how if one is famous, women, booze and consorting with prostitutes is "passion". If I were to do that, I think the word would be dissolute.

Possibly.  But artistic genius covers a multitude of sins.  There is also a distinction to be made between a vapid hedonism and a cultured decadence.
"The sneakiness of prigs, the conventicle secrecy, gloomy concepts like hell, like sacrifice of the guiltless, like unio mystica in drinking blood; above all, the slowly fanned fire of revenge, of chandala revenge—all that is what became master over Rome."

Rome sank to whoredom and became a stew
The Caesars became beasts, and God—a Jew!
 
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3086 on: April 03, 2020, 05:14:10 PM »
I loved Zatoichi as a tv series, about the blind traveling Samaurai, but the movies tended to be of less quality not to mention lewd.
 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3087 on: April 08, 2020, 02:02:08 PM »
The Life of Oharu (1952).  Fatalistic and Buddhistic; a life lived out nobly against a world of gratuitous suffering.  Naturally I loved it.

"The sneakiness of prigs, the conventicle secrecy, gloomy concepts like hell, like sacrifice of the guiltless, like unio mystica in drinking blood; above all, the slowly fanned fire of revenge, of chandala revenge—all that is what became master over Rome."

Rome sank to whoredom and became a stew
The Caesars became beasts, and God—a Jew!
 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3088 on: April 08, 2020, 03:03:58 PM »


The suspense, juxtaposition of man versus nature, i.e. a storm of metaphorical proportionality that underscores the allegory of feminine rage, depth of dialogue, mise-en-scene making mellifluous flows of flawless kaleidoscopes of stories, broken by the prism of the flame . Oh, child, I could go on.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3089 on: April 08, 2020, 03:31:19 PM »
"The sneakiness of prigs, the conventicle secrecy, gloomy concepts like hell, like sacrifice of the guiltless, like unio mystica in drinking blood; above all, the slowly fanned fire of revenge, of chandala revenge—all that is what became master over Rome."

Rome sank to whoredom and became a stew
The Caesars became beasts, and God—a Jew!
 
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