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    (Original post by aja89)
    Have started up a little film blog, will mostly be reviews and top tens, stuff like that. First post is a brief list of ten of the best non-Disney animated features. All subject to personal opinion, of course! :cool:

    http://amysfilmblog.tumblr.com/
    No Studio Ghibli wtf?
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    (Original post by Nephilim)
    No Studio Ghibli wtf?
    Said at the start of the post that I was leaving Ghibli out otherwise it would just have been ten of them!
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    (Original post by aja89)
    Said at the start of the post that I was leaving Ghibli out otherwise it would just have been ten of them!
    Oh, I didn't see that . But there are tons of awesome non-Ghibli anime movies. You should watch The Boy Who Saw the Wind -- it's really under-rated but it's awesome.
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    Sunset Boulevard always seems to come up in the top 10 of best films of all time, so I thought I'd watch it.

    Now, I love 50s films, All About Eve being my personal favourite, but I didn't see why Sunset Boulevard is ranked amoungst the best.

    It's a very good film, I enjoyed it but wasn't blown away. What are other people's thoughts on this?
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    (Original post by pgreg1)
    Sunset Boulevard always seems to come up in the top 10 of best films of all time, so I thought I'd watch it.

    Now, I love 50s films, All About Eve being my personal favourite, but I didn't see why Sunset Boulevard is ranked amoungst the best.

    It's a very good film, I enjoyed it but wasn't blown away. What are other people's thoughts on this?
    Yeah I studied Sunset Blvd earlier this term, watched it twice in 2 days, still don't see the big deal... I mean it's a good film, got some good writing and everything, but it's no Citizen Kane or anything.

    I think one part of it might be how much I hate and am annoyed by
    Gloria Swanson's character...
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    (Original post by cadaeibfeceh)
    Yeah I studied Sunset Blvd earlier this term, watched it twice in 2 days, still don't see the big deal... I mean it's a good film, got some good writing and everything, but it's no Citizen Kane or anything.

    I think one part of it might be how much I hate and am annoyed by
    Gloria Swanson's character...
    Yesss, I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks this! It's a very watchable movie but I didn't find myself impressed by it...
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    (Original post by cadaeibfeceh)
    Yeah I studied Sunset Blvd earlier this term, watched it twice in 2 days, still don't see the big deal... I mean it's a good film, got some good writing and everything, but it's no Citizen Kane or anything.

    I think one part of it might be how much I hate and am annoyed by
    Gloria Swanson's character...
    Agree. These films do tend to have great dialogue. Especially All About Eve, some fantastic lines in that "slow curtain, the end". I also remember in Sunset Blvd when the narrator speaks of Norma Desmond as if someone waving to a parade that has long since passed her by, I love these little touches.

    I am looking for a movie, preferably a classic (as it's the safest option) that is of the ilk of American Beauty or The Shawshank Redemption, a film that makes you think but is watchable enough. Something with a philosophical and at the same time entertaining aspect to it. Something deep. Any suggestions?
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    My Spanish homework is to watch Pedro Almodovar films, specifically All About My Mother which we are studying for the exam. I'm cool with this.
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    Anyone seen TDKR prologue?

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    Apparently there was barely any CGI in it, which is amazing considering what they did. Bane sounds posh too. :ahee:
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    Promising...
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    (Original post by pgreg1)
    Agree. These films do tend to have great dialogue. Especially All About Eve, some fantastic lines in that "slow curtain, the end". I also remember in Sunset Blvd when the narrator speaks of Norma Desmond as if someone waving to a parade that has long since passed her by, I love these little touches.

    I am looking for a movie, preferably a classic (as it's the safest option) that is of the ilk of American Beauty or The Shawshank Redemption, a film that makes you think but is watchable enough. Something with a philosophical and at the same time entertaining aspect to it. Something deep. Any suggestions?
    All I'd say is Brief Encounter does that for me with human relationships


    (Original post by Pi!)
    My Spanish homework is to watch Pedro Almodovar films, specifically All About My Mother which we are studying for the exam. I'm cool with this.
    Haha brilliant! My christmas homework is to watch The Godfather which I accidentally put myself through last night before even finding out it was homework. WHAT A SHAME
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    (Original post by Mr.Messy)
    Anyone seen TDKR prologue?

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    Apparently there was barely any CGI in it, which is amazing considering what they did. Bane sounds posh too. :ahee:
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    Wow, really? That's actually crazy! Still trying to figure out what was actually going on properly in the scene... I think the prologue did what it meant to do as I have so many more questions after seeing it ahah :P
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    (Original post by Mr.Messy)
    Anyone seen TDKR prologue?

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    Apparently there was barely any CGI in it, which is amazing considering what they did. Bane sounds posh too. :ahee:


    Have you seen the non-IMAX trailer?! ****ty cellphone recording, but I'm still getting goosebumps.

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    "When Gotham is in ashes...you'll have my permission to die."
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    The Black List 2011 - a list of producers' favourite unproduced screenplays of 2011, which may get produced in the future (the list has in the past featured such films as Juno and The King's Speech). :yy:
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    Well, I'm pretty sure Django Unchained will be made :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Colonel.)
    Well, I'm pretty sure Django Unchained will be made :rolleyes:
    I didn't see that down there. :facepalm2:

    On which note, The Imitation Game is also definitely going to be produced, with DiCaprio playing the lead. :yy:
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    The Black List 2011 - a list of producers' favourite unproduced screenplays of 2011, which may get produced in the future (the list has in the past featured such films as Juno and The King's Speech). :yy:
    Ones that caught my eye:

    Chewie
    by Evan Susser, Van Robichaux
    A satirical behind the scenes look at the making of Star Wars through the eyes of Peter Mayhew who played Chewbacca.

    The End
    by Aron Eli Coleite
    Four people - a veteran broadcaster in London, a sixteen year old girl and her boyfriend in Ann Arbor, and a devoted family man in Shanghai - each try to make peace with their lives before an interstellar event ends the world in six hours.

    Grace of Monaco
    by Arash Amel
    Grace Kelly, age 33 and having given up her acting career to focus on being a full time princess, uses her political maneuvering behind the scenes to save Monaco while French Leader Charles de Gaulle and Monaco’s Prince Rainier III are at odds over the principality’s standing as a tax haven.

    Bethlehem
    by Larry Brenner
    A group of people struggling to survive a zombie apocalypse make an alliance with a vampire, trading themselves as food in exchange for protection since zombies don’t eat vampire.

    Powell
    by Ed Whitworth
    Based on the true story of Colin Powell questioning the Bush administration leading up to his United Nations presentation where he made the case for going to war with Iraq.

    The Three Misfortunes of Geppetto
    by Michael Vukadinovich
    A prequel to the story of Pinocchio in which Geppetto endures a life of misfortune, war, and adventure, all to be with Julia Moon, his true love.

    Blood Mountain
    by Jonathan Stokes
    After his team is ambushed and killed in Pakistan, a young army ranger must escort the world’s most wanted terrorist over dangerous terrain in order to bring him to justice. While being hunted by both of their enemies, they must find a way to work together in order to survive.

    Desparate Hours
    by E Nicholas Mariani
    A small town crippled by WWI and the Spanish flu finds itself facing major moral questions and a brutal invading force when a young girl shows up on a rancher’s doorstep covered in blood.

    Flarsky
    by Daniel Sterling
    A political journalist courts his old babysitter, who is now the United States secretary of state.

    Saving Mr. Banks
    by Kelly Marcel
    The story of how Walt Disney got the rights for Mary Poppins.

    Leaving Pete
    by Ali Waller, Morgan Murphy
    A recently divorced author is stunned when his ex writes a popular book about their breakup, and he has to keep that fact secret from his new girlfriend, who works for the book’s publisher.

    Bad Words
    by Andrew Dodge
    The ******* child of the organizer of the national spelling bee gets his revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win the bee as an adult, only to find friendship in a young Indian contestant.

    77
    by David Matthews
    Two stories from 1974 are linked together - the unsolved murder of an LAPD officer and the nationally televised shootout in South Central Los Angeles between the Symbionese Liberation Army and the LAPD where 50,000 rounds of gunfire was exchanged. The events will be seen through the eyes of a pair of police partners, one black and one white.
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    Grace Of Monaco, The Three Misfortunes Of Geppetto and Saving Mr. Banks interest me out of those.
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    Some will get made, some won't.

    Some Black List films turn out to be absolutely ****, if I remember correctly.
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    The End, Bethlehem, Desperate Hours and Leaving pete interest me. I don't know what that says about me though :ninja:
 
 
 
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