Foreign Film People... Thoughts?

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  1. Movies205 Corporate Money

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    I'm thinking about buying these films for about a 100 bucks because of Deepdiscountdvd.com big 20% sale but I'm on the fence... Thoughts on these films?
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    The Conformist (1970)
    Actors: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin, Enzo Tarascio, Fosco Giachetti, See more
    Directors: Bernardo Bertolucci

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    Teorema (1968)
    Actors: Silvana Mangano, Terence Stamp, Massimo Girotti, Anne Wiazemsky, Laura Betti, See more
    Directors: Pier Paolo Pasolini
    Language: Italian (English Subtitles)

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    Amarcord (1974)
    Actors: Maggio, Armando Brancia, Magali Noël, Ciccio Ingrassia, Nando Orfei, See more
    Directors: Federico Fellini

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    -The Sergio Leone Anthology
    -A Fistful Of Dollars
    -For A Few Dollars More
    -The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
    -Duck, You Sucker
     
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    Totally worth it. Hell, I'd shell out that much on the Leone anthology alone.
     
  3. Movies205 Corporate Money

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    I hate to admit this, I've seen Once Upon Time in the West like 5-7 times yet I've only seen Good, the Bad, and the Ugly once and none of the other ones :( I'm ordering a ton of foreign cinema(this primarially Italian), I order a ton of Asian Cinema however a lot of that was Martial Arts even though I ordered Hidden Fortress by Kurosawa... And of course have to order something by Bergman, Wild Strawberries... Seriously the foreign film masters have changed my entire outlook on film...
     
  4. Movies205 Corporate Money

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    Christ where are all the supposed film buffs on these boards? :confused:
     
  5. Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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    Everything I watch is foreign. :p Dutch movie happen to suck ass.

    But I do want to see a wider spectrum of films. Other than the english-spoken films. I want to see the German Herzog/Kinksi films, perhaps some Asian and a couple of French flicks (Rififi, Le Samouraï) Further recommendations are welcome. :)
     
  6. Movies205 Corporate Money

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    Start with the basics:

    -La Dolce Vita by Fellini
    -Persona by Bergman
    -Seven Samurai by Kurosawa

    Those three alone should blow your world :up:

    I currently have out of the library Bergman's Virgin Spring, Get Carter (Original), Tarkovsky's Stalker, Herzog collection (Aguirre, Nosferatu, Woyzeck, Fitzcarraldo, Cobera Verde, and My Best Fiend), and Almodovar Collection 1 (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Dark Habits, Pepi, and What have i done to desrve this)
     
  7. odiin Registered

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    the Sergio Leone one is absolutely worth it. Haven't seen Duck, You Sucker yet, and I'm kind of wondering why One Upon a Time in the West isn't in that collection as well, but the other three films are amazing.
     
  8. War Party Ve vant ze money,Lebowski

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    You should be alright with all those films. Enjoy them.
     
  9. Movies205 Corporate Money

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    Yeah so I bought those films... And the Peckinpah Western Collection, Dirty Duck, Vanishing Point, and Dirty Mary Crazy Larry. Then the other day I had my parents buy

    1. The Muppet Show - Season 2
    2. Movies Begin, The - Boxed Set
    3. Midnite Movies Double Feature - The House on Skull Mountain/The Mephisto Waltz
    4. Born to Fight
    5. 36th Chamber of Shaolin
    6. Police Story
    7. The City of Violence
    8. The Leopard Criterion
    9. Tokyo Drifter Criterion
    10. Wild Strawberries Criterion
    11. The Hidden Fortress

    ****... When I get back to America, 3 days before Christmas I'm going have a **** load of films to watch :wow:
     
  10. Rac Deadite

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    Sergio Leone kicks ass. You shouldn't hesitate buying his films.

    EDIT: Oh, you already did. Good. :D
     
  11. Cyrusbales Registered

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    Starting point:

    Every single Kar Wai Won film
    The Almodovar Box-set(5 DVD set)
    Riffi
    La Dolce Vita(And 8 1/2 which is better)
    The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
    AMOROS PERROS
    JSA
    La Jetee
    The Street of crocodyles

    That should be a good introduction to cinema for anyone...
     
  12. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    Agreed. :up:

    With that said, it looks like a fine set of films you have there, Movies.
    Sadly, I never was the biggest foreign film buff, though I am a big Asian film buff. Gammy79 is my main man for some of those.
     
  13. Movies205 Corporate Money

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    I've seen Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and while I love German Expressionism, I don't care to revisit that cinema at the moment. Kar Wai Won is good however I'm just not in the mood for. Amoros Perros, JSA, La Jetee, and The street of crocodyles I haven't heard of but I'll look em up.
     
  14. Movies205 Corporate Money

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    Got that **** covered:

    Born to Fight
    36th Chamber of Shaolin
    Police Story
    The City of Violence
    Hidden Fortress
    Tokyo Drifter
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    I love martial arts films, I love there tragic stories, but bottom line no one beats Asian Cinematography Style, they just rock at it. To everyone take advantage of the Deepdiscountdvd.com 20% sale, it's the only time I buy DVDs, I save hundreds off it.
     
  15. War Party Ve vant ze money,Lebowski

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    I think JSA is Chan Wook Parks best film. Yes, even better than Oldboy.
     
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    Amoros Perros was one of the most successful films ever in terms of international film festivals, it picked up like 50 best film awards, and an equal amount of best director, best actor etc etc.

    However, hollywood got their claws into the director, and made him redraft and pretty much remake a toned down americanised version of this masterpiece, which was incredibly poor, yet they managed to convince the world they were artsy by raving about it etc etc, but in fact, they pretty much ruined his artistic career. :(
     
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    I find oldboy as his worst, still good though, but lacks the power and character of MR vengeance and the heart and consequentialism of Lady Vengeance.
     
  18. War Party Ve vant ze money,Lebowski

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    I rank them Lady, Oldboy, Mr.
     
  19. Cyrusbales Registered

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    Mr, Lady, Oldboy for me.

    Sounds like a bad porn film, lol.
     
  20. Movies205 Corporate Money

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    Ah it's a Chan Wook Park film... Haven't seen anything outside of Oldboy, well I saw Sympathy for Lady Vengeance but I fell asleep(it was a midnight showing and I was really tired). It's been a long time, I really need to catch up on his films. I barely remember Oldboy, my brother owns that and Three Extremes, I'll have to borrow both off him.

    To be honest I'm really excited about:

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    Seriously it's the beginnings of film!
     
  21. Cyrusbales Registered

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    Problem is, cinema didnt' become that amazing until the 1910's.
     
  22. War Party Ve vant ze money,Lebowski

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    If you're going to check out some Chan Wook Park films, watch I'm a Cyborg But That's O.K.
     
  23. Movies205 Corporate Money

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    Wow, I could not disagree more... The Lumiere pictures alone are worth the price of admission alone. Or the difference between Edison's pictures and Lumiere/Pathe's films. The ongoing transition between cinema of spectacle to that of the nickodeons. The beginnings of editing with the Kiss in the Tunnel. My good sir, there so much to be learn from the beginnings of film.
     
  24. Movies205 Corporate Money

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    Probably not unless the local library here has it... I mean I got enough foreign films to chomp on at the moment...
     
  25. Cyrusbales Registered

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    Whilst the early stuff was pioneering, they offer little compared to cinema from the expressionist era onwards.
     

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