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Recommend The Third M?n some obscure/foreign/indie films...

 
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The Third M?n
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PostPosted: 09.17.2003 12:32 pm    Post subject: Recommend The Third M?n some obscure/foreign/indie films... Reply with quote

Enough said. Recommend me a couple of obscure, foreign or independent films that enthralled you, and I will put them in my "Movies to View" list. Thanks in advance.

Here's a list of films that you could consider including which I have already seen, meaning that you don't have to bother recommending them to me, however good they may be:

The Seventh Seal

Wild Strawberries

Memento

Nightmare on Elm Street

Punch-Drunk Love

The Usual Suspects

Requiem for a Dream

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Mondays at the Sun

Pi

Trois Couleurs: Bleu

Life is Beautiful

Donnie Darko

Halloween



Most of the aforementioned films fall into the foreign and indie categories...

I'm sure there's lots more...
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PostPosted: 09.17.2003 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently watched "Variations" by Nathaniel Dorsky, "The 400 Blows" by Francois Truffaut, "Japon" by Carlos Reygadas, and "Man with a Movie Camera" by Dziga Vertov, all of which I'd highly recommend.
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PostPosted: 09.17.2003 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes, The 400 Blows - been trying to see that one for a long time. Oh, and Man with a Move Camera looks very interesting... what's it about and which rating did you give it? Thanks.
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PostPosted: 09.17.2003 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The 400 Blows" and "Man with a Movie Camera" both garnered A+'s by me. True, I'm pretty lenient in giving those (and probably shouldn't be), but those movies really are magical.
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PostPosted: 09.17.2003 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, where do we begin, Mr. Lime? Most of the following are indispensable to film history; all are indispensable to my personal love affair with cinema:

Keaton's Sherlock, Jr., The General, and Steamboat Bill Jr.

Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc

Von Stroheim's Greed

Murnau's Sunrise

Sjostrom's The Wind

Browning's Freaks

Vigo's L'Atalante

Renoir'sGrand Illusion and The Rules of the Game

De Sica's Shoeshine and Umberto D.

Visconti's La Terra Trema

Bunuel's Los Olvidados

Clement's Forbidden Games

Mizoguchi's Ugetsu

Ray's Apu Trilogy

Pontecorvo's Wide Blue Road

Truffaut's Les Mistons (short)

Resnais' Hiroshima mon amour

Becker's Le Trou

Powell's Peeping Tom

Brakhage's Dog Star Man and Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes

Marker's La Jetee

Teshigahara's Woman in the Dunes

Herzog's Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Berri's Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring

Puenzo's The Official Story

Boorman's Hope and Glory

Demme's Something Wild

Zhang's Red Sorghum, Raise the Red Lantern, To Live and Hero

Tavianis' Good Morning Babylon and Night of the Shooting Stars

Levinson's Avalon

Holland's Europa, Europa

Jackson's Heavenly Creatures

Lee's Clockers

Moon's Lumiere et Compagnie

Louiso's The Fifteen-Minute Hamlet

Wang's Smoke

Dardennes' La Promesse and Rosetta

Kroon's T.R.A.N.S.I.T.

Panahi's The Circle

It's really quite endless, isn't it?

Eric
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PostPosted: 09.17.2003 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your film knowledge appalls me to a very large extent, my dear Buster. Rolling Eyes

Cool Thanks very much.
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PostPosted: 09.17.2003 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second Eric's Heavenly Creatures and Something Wild recomendations. Also, check out:

Ghost World Terry Zwigoff, 2000

Crumb Terry Zwigoff, 1994

The Night Flier Mark Pava, 1997

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Sergio Leone, 1966

Yojimbo Akira Kurosawa, 1961

and any and all Hayao Miyazaki movies you can get ahold of, particularly My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke

And if you can find them:

Trouble in Mind Alan Rudolph, 1985

Motorama Barry Shils, 1991

Vampyr Theodore Dreyer, 1932

I can also recommend a slew of horror movies, but your parents might not approve of them until you're a wee bit older.
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PostPosted: 09.18.2003 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw Princess Mononoke in theaters (was it in the year 2000?) and have also seen The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Merci beaucoup.
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