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  • ElectrodeElectrode Los Angeles 3,087 Posts
    "Run Lola Run": I think this and "Fifth Element" is what sparked the women's red hair dye craze for a minute in the late 90s/early aughts. Anyhow, this movie makes me want to visit Berlin. My only criticism is that the casino finale detracted from the plausibility the movie had. It's funny that this is like "Home Alone" or other 90s movies where modern technology/communication could have solved everything in five minutes.

    "Midnight Cowboy": I didn't know what to expect with the now outdated X-rating. Great film about friendship between two lost people. Interesting how many directors not from the US captured Americana very well.
    ketanDuderonomy

  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 3,103 Posts
    ketan said:
    By the way, I'd say I failed Funny Games when I watched it the first time (UK version).  I stopped watching the American remake partway through. 

    So I finally tried to watch The House That Jack Built and turned it off after the 2nd "incident" on principle.  I think I read that this was partly von Trier grappling with his depression, which is fair enough.  But, whoa.


  • FrankFrank 2,370 Posts
    I'm currently re-watching William Friedkin's movies. Killer Joe seems even more baddass than the first time but The Sorcerer... goddamn... what a prime example for an underrated/forgotten master piece. I saw this first on tv around 1981, never in cinema, really hope I get to change this some time.



    Great nod to the movie he shot just before. Caught this when the camera was sweeping across the hood of one of the trucks, leading up to the trip:





    ketan

  • FrankFrank 2,370 Posts
    Electrode said:
    "Run Lola Run": I think this and "Fifth Element" is what sparked the women's red hair dye craze for a minute in the late 90s/early aughts. Anyhow, this movie makes me want to visit Berlin. My only criticism is that the casino finale detracted from the plausibility the movie had. It's funny that this is like "Home Alone" or other 90s movies where modern technology/communication could have solved everything in five minutes.

    "Midnight Cowboy": I didn't know what to expect with the now outdated X-rating. Great film about friendship between two lost people. Interesting how many directors not from the US captured Americana very well.


    "Run Lola Run" is pure garbage. The Krauts should have given up on making movies the day Klaus Kinski died. Everything that happened afterwards was just a sad waste of resources.



  • FrankFrank 2,370 Posts
    ketan said:
    Trying to watch all the Friedkin's I haven't seen yet and, speaking of crime in the 80s, I just saw To Live and Die in LA.  For all it's faults, I really enjoyed the ride.  Like Cobra, it has an OTT car chase.

      


    Thanks for making me feel old, I just had to google "OTT"... I have this one lined up next. I remember seeing a documentary about French Connection where it was claimed that the main car chase was shot in the early morning hours on un-blocked streets. Can you imagine stumbling out of an after hours, hailing a cab and getting caught up in some shit like that?

    Jade, which I haven't seen yet, is said to feature another memorable car chase.

    ketan

  • Just watched To Live and Die at a friend's crazy home cinema. It was good fun, but to me, not a scratch on Sorcerer or French Connection.

  • ElectrodeElectrode Los Angeles 3,087 Posts
    What a wild ride this was:



    Also saw this at the theater. I read about the incident it was based on, but I never saw the film before. Apparently it has been screened only a handful of times in the US:



    I cannot find the whole film on YT. I really like films such as these which show how Los Angeles used to be:



  • billbradleybillbradley You want BBQ sauce? Get the fuck out of my house. 2,890 Posts
    I wanted to watch To Live and Die in LA and found it wasn't streaming anywhere yesterday. Today I stopped by one of the shops in town and they had just gotten a used copy in shortly before I showed up and were playing it on the TV. Now it's mine.
    ketanElectrode

  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 3,103 Posts
    Saw Carnival of Souls (in colour) and really enjoyed it.  Heavy B-movie vibes with lots to chew on.
    Electrode

  • ppadilhappadilha 2,238 Posts
    Electrode said:


    Also saw this at the theater. I read about the incident it was based on, but I never saw the film before. Apparently it has been screened only a handful of times in the US:





    a buddy of mine from Brazil just put out a reissue of the OST 7" for this film

    https://www.discogs.com/release/29899618-Remo-Usai-O-Assalto-Ao-Trem-Pagador


    The composer, Remo Usai, is a bit of a cult figure in Brazil. He didn't deliver the grooves like Waltel Branco and Osmar Milito were doing on their novela soundtracks, but he scored a ton of films.


    Electrode

  • ElectrodeElectrode Los Angeles 3,087 Posts
    ppadilha said:

    He scored a ton of films.

    I see that he composed the music for a few of Os Trapalhões' movies. "Sete Homens Vivos Ou Mortos" and "O Bravo Guerreiro" look interesting.


  • ElectrodeElectrode Los Angeles 3,087 Posts
    ketan said:
    Saw Carnival of Souls (in colour) and really enjoyed it.  Heavy B-movie vibes with lots to chew on.

    It was colorized? I learn something new everyday. I understand that it's a divisive topic among restorationists ("'disrespecting' black-and-white?!?"), but I am glad you liked it. As with "The Most Dangerous Game", it's one of those stories that I have seen remade and parodied countless times, yet I have never seen the original. I'll check it out.


  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 3,103 Posts
    I can imagine it would have been great in b&w, like a Twilight Zone ep.  but they use colour to great effect here!  

  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 3,103 Posts
    i saw Munich for the first time recently.  it was pretty engaging and, thankfully, did not take a "hardliner" approach to the topic.  given that it's spielberg, i was suprised to see some light avant garde bits here and there.
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