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10 minutes ago, starsailor said:

i distinctly remember the episode where big bird goes to china. it blew my mind as a kid . . . big bird just chillin with all these kids in china. man big bird is cool

also: you aren't bert, splendorr. you were a big ernie holding on to a little ernie. y'all were two sweet baby ernies  :ochoman:

i loved that! i loved seeing some of the world through big bird's big, naïve eyes

and i am very happy to be assessed as an ernie. that makes me feel... complete

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I saw a bunch of them new films lately.

i saw the shape of water, which honestly I just found kinda gross and senselessly violent with little to redeem it. I guess I don’t really want to see someone sex up a fish man, I don’t really want to watch aimless torture and racism, which, yeah, was to make a point but I just didn’t really care about the point I guess  

I saw three billboards which wasn’t what I expected but I kinda liked it. 

I saw call me by your name which I think I really identified with for various reasons. Idk my teenage years were kind of like that in a way, maybe factually very different but it felt kinda how that movie felt at times, moreso than a lot of coming of age movies I’ve seen I think. Yeah. Idk. I didn’t experience it as having a lot of shaky camera work either. I wish my dad had ever told me anything like that kids dad had too tho. Oh well. I could see not liking it if you didn’t feel that way though coz everyone was kind of weird and a dick in that film.

I watched a lot more movies but I can’t remember them right now :frogmario:

 

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does anybody want an invite to a private tracker

i have two spares for torrentday

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i watched the completely silent 20 frames per second version of The Passion of Joan of Arc and it’s the best film i have ever seen

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1 hour ago, rinv said:

i watched the completely silent 20 frames per second version of The Passion of Joan of Arc and it’s the best film i have ever seen

talk about “a quiet place”!!!!!!

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I watched this one on Saturday.   I had seen it as a teenager but retained virtually no memory of it, probably because of teenage black hole mind.  It's goofy and freaky and not a porno (as Starsailor thought when I told him about it.) 

 

 

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ahhh i watched RUSHMORE with my mom last night, since she had never seen it. it's probably my 4th or 5th time watching it, and though i've always said it's not my favorite wes anderson movie. . ..  i sure do really really enjoy it. my mom loved it.rushmore8_large.jpg.2c21132aa5c9b71481b4a96b4564751c.jpg

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so........ you were never really here

damn. Anyone else see this?

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I saw ISLE OF DOGS and I thought it was real nice. Not a fascinating story but really incredible visual style and attention to detail. There's so many lil things everywhere, the dogs' gestures and movements are animated with care and lifelike precise timing, dramatic lighting which makes it feel a lot more 3D than other films animated like this... just like all other Wes Anderson films, it feels like a staggering amount of thought went into every step of the production process; it's just a joy to stare at. 

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19 hours ago, _S_ said:

so........ you were never really here

damn. Anyone else see this?

on my docket for tonight!

Morvern Callar is one of my all time favorites, and i just watched We Need To Talk About Kevin on monday. Lynne Ramsey is a master

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Soooooo what do y'all like the most about "Mulholland Drive"? 

As I said in T.U.I.F, I saw it for the first time last night, and I am still processing it. As soon as it ended, though, I immediately thought that this movie was like a puzzle, or a game of some kind. I will probably need to rewatch it in a few months' time. 

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2 hours ago, Tracey said:

Soooooo what do y'all like the most about "Mulholland Drive"? 

As I said in T.U.I.F, I saw it for the first time last night, and I am still processing it. As soon as it ended, though, I immediately thought that this movie was like a puzzle, or a game of some kind. I will probably need to rewatch it in a few months' time. 

it is Wholly Unique

hain’t nothing like it

plus weird creepy slow-burn mysteries shrouded in dread that can’t possibly end well are kinda my thing all around!!!

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2 hours ago, Tracey said:

Soooooo what do y'all like the most about "Mulholland Drive"? 

As I said in T.U.I.F, I saw it for the first time last night, and I am still processing it. As soon as it ended, though, I immediately thought that this movie was like a puzzle, or a game of some kind. I will probably need to rewatch it in a few months' time. 

one time i was halfway in the passenger door of my pal's van, looking ahead at nothing in particular. i forget the specific configuration, whether i had one foot on the road and one in the van, one hand on the door, or what, except that i was, spiritually, in both the interior world and the exterior world in equal measure. my pal decided to perform a one-second prank on me and pretend he was going to drive away like that, so he let off the brake and let the van roll forward a few feet. i have no idea why, but somehow my brain was 100% unprepared to interpret the resulting sensation. it felt like i was moving and not moving at the same time - or maybe the earth and the sky were moving around the stationary van - or maybe my consciousness had moved forward in front of my skull. my senses fed all the information into my brain computer, and out the other side came not the simple reality ("the van is moving but you're only halfway in the van") but instead an indescribable feeling that the parameters of space and the physical world had shifted like shards of a broken mirror. it took me several full seconds to process what had actually happened, at which point i must have looked like i had a vision of the moment of my death, because even my pal noticed and said, with a comforting tone, something like, "dude. i wasn't really gonna drive off."

anyway there are only a few movies i've seen that could approximate that moment of utter incomprehension, and they're all directed by david lynch, and among them mulholland drive is my favorite. for that reason i think that, after you've got a "handle" on it (as far as that's possible), watching it again is, DARE I SAY, a little dishonest. of course there are many great scenes and characters and things to put your eyeballs on, but the thing of it is that nebulous two-hour brain rearrangement, and once you know generally the way through the maze of mirrors the best you can do is walk it and try to remember the way you felt the first time. i watched it three or four times in pretty rapid succession the first time i saw it, but now i would never watch it more often than, say, once every two years

THERE now that i got this opinion out there first, YOU GUYS are all the kerwintrarians if you disagree. owned. owned. owned.

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i love mulholland dr so much but what kerwin said was so excellent i have nothing to add

 

so

saw that new superhero movie today. i liked it

to frame this liking here's my preferences on these things

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anything past #6 is either "didn't care" or "actively disliked"

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i watched steven seagal movie trailers with my friends last night. never watched one of the moviez though. 

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38 minutes ago, soaplitz said:

i watched steven seagal movie trailers with my friends last night. never watched one of the moviez though. 

any stand-outs, trailer wise? the one with “snatch every motherf*cker birthday” is the only one of his movies i’ve seen.

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On 4/27/2018 at 11:37 PM, swampfriend said:

one time i was halfway in the passenger door of my pal's van, looking ahead at nothing in particular. i forget the specific configuration, whether i had one foot on the road and one in the van, one hand on the door, or what, except that i was, spiritually, in both the interior world and the exterior world in equal measure. my pal decided to perform a one-second prank on me and pretend he was going to drive away like that, so he let off the brake and let the van roll forward a few feet. i have no idea why, but somehow my brain was 100% unprepared to interpret the resulting sensation. it felt like i was moving and not moving at the same time - or maybe the earth and the sky were moving around the stationary van - or maybe my consciousness had moved forward in front of my skull. my senses fed all the information into my brain computer, and out the other side came not the simple reality ("the van is moving but you're only halfway in the van") but instead an indescribable feeling that the parameters of space and the physical world had shifted like shards of a broken mirror. it took me several full seconds to process what had actually happened, at which point i must have looked like i had a vision of the moment of my death, because even my pal noticed and said, with a comforting tone, something like, "dude. i wasn't really gonna drive off."

anyway there are only a few movies i've seen that could approximate that moment of utter incomprehension, and they're all directed by david lynch, and among them mulholland drive is my favorite. for that reason i think that, after you've got a "handle" on it (as far as that's possible), watching it again is, DARE I SAY, a little dishonest. of course there are many great scenes and characters and things to put your eyeballs on, but the thing of it is that nebulous two-hour brain rearrangement, and once you know generally the way through the maze of mirrors the best you can do is walk it and try to remember the way you felt the first time. i watched it three or four times in pretty rapid succession the first time i saw it, but now i would never watch it more often than, say, once every two years

THERE now that i got this opinion out there first, YOU GUYS are all the kerwintrarians if you disagree. owned. owned. owned.

i had kind of the same experience as this, where i was getting out of my friend's car and he decided to pull the same prank, but the "what's going on here" feeling maybe made me put my foot down in a weird way and he slowly ran over it

also: when i watched mulholland drive i was living in my parents' house, and i watched it in the basement and was alone the whole time except for the 30 seconds or so where my dad came down to get something. during the masturbation scene, of course.

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1 hour ago, chopchopdigdig said:

made me put my foot down in a weird way and he slowly ran over it

I almost spat out the water that was in my mouth. I hope your foot is OK, but that was very funny. 

 

@swampfriend-- when you say "dishonest," do you mean that the film was intended to make a person feel a certain way on first viewing, and that re-watching it would fail to recreate that feeling, so it's an exercise in grasping for something that you'll (likely) never get again, especially from that particular thing?

Laura Rokas said Mulholland Drive is her favorite movie, and that she gets something from it every time she watches it, or notices something new. That's kind of how I feel about some songs. I make very short playlists and listen to songs on loop because I feel like I'm discovering something new about it on every listen. 

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7 hours ago, chopchopdigdig said:

i had kind of the same experience as this, where i was getting out of my friend's car and he decided to pull the same prank, but the "what's going on here" feeling maybe made me put my foot down in a weird way and he slowly ran over it

the closest approximation of THIS experience is david lynch's LOST HIGHWAY. (just kidding. ilu lost highway)

7 hours ago, chopchopdigdig said:

also: when i watched mulholland drive i was living in my parents' house, and i watched it in the basement and was alone the whole time except for the 30 seconds or so where my dad came down to get something. during the masturbation scene, of course.

lol

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5 hours ago, Tracey said:

@swampfriend-- when you say "dishonest," do you mean that the film was intended to make a person feel a certain way on first viewing, and that re-watching it would fail to recreate that feeling, so it's an exercise in grasping for something that you'll (likely) never get again, especially from that particular thing?

yeah something like this, except not necessarily just the very first viewing. it's not like the movie is suddenly crystal clear the second time you watch it. it's probably never crystal clear! at a certain point, though, you know all the turns, and while you might experience a WHOA moment a couple viewings in when you make another connection, like for me seeing

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the scenes where a key is significant

the biggest WHOA moments can't possibly have the same effect. like, i know this is a basic observation, and you could say the same thing about any movie. i just feel like the aggressive disorientation is somehow more core to mulholland dr than in other movies

not that authorial intent is the final word on anything, but i can kind of support my view with two things. first is the insert in the dvd case, which i pored over desperately in the throes of my mulholland madness:

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i guess i should spoiler this for anyone who hasn't seen it:

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it's nonsense. maybe you could discover something cool by paying close attention to these things, but maybe like one or two of them have anything to do with "unlocking" the mystery!! he's either just as lost as you are or he's trying to trick you into stumbling around in the dark. and i love it!!

the other thing i could use to support my view is in the book LYNCH ON LYNCH and it's a cute little jokey sentence that, i think, changed the way i watched movies for the rest of my life

the book is made up of questions that are followed by david lynch's longform responses, each one almost like a chapter, sometimes going on for pages and pages. then there is this question and answer, which i am paraphrasing from memory, and which i guess i'll spoiler also:

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Q: What is the meaning of the mysterious blue box in Mulholland Drive?

A: I have absolutely no idea.

 

 

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15 hours ago, Tracey said:

I almost spat out the water that was in my mouth. I hope your foot is OK, but that was very funny. 

yeah it was OK! was sore for a couple days and had reddish tire tread lines on it. i imagine the extreme slow speed that it was run over probably helped a fair bit :kuriboshoe:

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i just walked out of Hereditary because people came in 5 minutes late and started going to town on a crinkly popcorn bag directly in front of me.

have you ever walked out of a movie?

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