The Foreign Film Thread.

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  1. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    _ Godard's Breathless.
    _ The Seventh Seal.
    _ The 400 Blows.
    _ M.
    _ The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari.
     
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  2. Tron Bonne

    Tron Bonne All Ass, No Sass

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    I recently rewatched, and also bought, Wings Of Desire. Excellent film, one of my top favorites. I also watched the sequel Faraway, So Close! Also, fantastic.
     
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    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    ^:up:.

    _ H. G. Clouzot's Les Diaboliques.
    _ H. G. Clouzot's Le Corbeau.
    _ H.G. Clouzot's L'assassin habite au 21.
    _ H.G. Clouzot's Wages Of Fear.
    _ H. G. Clouzot's Le Mystere Picasso.
    _ H. G. Clouzot's Quai Des Orfevres.

    A great French film maker and a strong influence on Hitchcock, mostly Les Diaboliques in regard to Psycho.
    Not to be mistaken with Clouseau, The Great Inspector.:cwink:
     
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  4. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    The Baby Cart (Lone Wolf and Cub) movies. :awesome:
     
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  5. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Cyrano De Bergerac.
    As good as Amadeus. Depardieu's peak.
     
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    Midnyte_Sun Medianoche de Sol

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    Just watched District B13 and have to say it was rather entertaining.
     
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    Rashomon
    A Tale of Two Sisters
    Ran
    Pan's Labyrinth
    Grave of the Fireflies
    Spirited Away
    Lady Vengeance
    Throne of Blood
    Let the Right One In
    The Seventh Seal
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    Hero
    House of Flying Dagger
    M.
    The Oyster and the Wind
     
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  8. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    ^ Good List.
     
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    Oddly, Wages of Fear and Diabolique are such different films stylistically (in many respects) I'd forgotten they're both by Clouzot.
     
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  10. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    I liked how there were posters from Clouzot's movies present inside Shoshanna's theater in Inglourious Basterds.
    It felt like Tarantino did his homework.
     
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  11. Tron Bonne

    Tron Bonne All Ass, No Sass

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    I just ordered the Yojimbo/Sanjuro blu-ray two pack, and pre-ordered the upcoming blu-ray version of M., both from Criterion. Figured I needed to catch up on Kurosawa-san's work, and I've never seen M.
     
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    All three are excellent films. You should have lots of fun with them.

    Saw Madeo (Mother) over the weekend. Without spoiling anything, let me say that it really packs a third act punch. Excellently acted and shot. Reminiscent of Hitchcock, of course, but also of Kurosawa (particularly High and Low), and David Lynch.
     
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  13. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Is that the Korean movie by the director of "Memories of Murder"? (If yes I'm looking forward to seeing it.)
     
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    Yes it is.
     
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    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Well, okay, I was wondering why this was taking so long, but apparently by ordering straight from Criterion's website the free shipping option basically means you have to wait for a pre-order before all your items ship. So, I won't be getting Yojimbo/Sanjuro until May when M arrives. Zetta uncool, but I saved a bunch with free shipping and a promo code, so I shouldn't complain, but I totally will [​IMG]

    With that in mind, I went ahead and also ordered Paris, Texas (loved Wenders' Wings of Desire and Faraway, So Close!) and pre-ordered Loves of a Blonde along with it. All that was set on a pre-order of Mystery Train, though that's not foreign; it's from the good ol' southern parts of US of A. Several foreign actors, though. Those should all arrive in June when that one ships.

    Probably shouldn't have, but I've been trying to catch up on some foreign and indie films as of late. Criterion tends to be pretty rich with those. Dammed 25% off promo codes, and their power over me. I know I may get bitten with blind buying so much, but I try to support Criterion and foreign films when it's within my reach.
     
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  17. X-Woman

    X-Woman Always Xperimenting

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    Some of my favorite foreign movies are the old Japanese monster movies, like Godzilla and Rhodan etc. They may seem a little campy today, but those movies take themselves pretty seriously. I think they have a real sense of horror about them because the people in them are always so convincingly terrifed. I think they're really good movies.

    :xmen:
     
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  18. War Party

    War Party Ve vant ze money,Lebowski

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    Love Asian cinema. Anything from Kinji Fukasaku is a must, especially the Yakuza Papers. It's pretty much The Godfather in Japan. And one of my recent favorites, The Good, The Bad, The Weird!!
     
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    You know, I've never gotten around to seeing Fukasaku's Battle Royale.I remember seeing his Virus and not liking it that much, maybe that's why, some silly scruple every time I make up my mind to see it.
     
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  20. Hobgoblin

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    How was that?
     
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  21. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    I really liked it for the surreal look of the sets, the expressionistic ambiance, and mostly for Conrad Veidt's creepy and very modern portrayal of Cesare the Somnambulist.
    But it's also a very old silent film, so I guess, not everybody's cup of tea.
    I also recommend "The Man who Laughs". Not a foreign film, but another great performance by Veidt.
     
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    I saw Pan's Labyrinth recently. I can see why it got the notoriety it did. For a fantasy movie it was brutal as hell. I really didn't expect it to show the ugly side of life quite as much as it did. But it was an excellent movie, and the girl in the leading role was really good.

    Highly recommended, but it's not easy to sit through.
     
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  23. gwynplaine

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    ^Great movie.
    Sergi Lopez, a great spanish actors who has made a lot of very good French films (I liked him especially in "With a friend like Harry" and "Western"), was also really good and scary as Captain Vidal.
     
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  24. gwynplaine

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    Jacques Audiard's "A Prophet".:up:
     
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    Battle Royale was pretty good. Maybe you should give it it try.
     
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