@mal City of the Lost Children is really Jeunet & Caro's masterpiece; Ron Perlman, great score, JP Gaultier costumes and an amazing story. |
I really liked the original Tron as well though. The story holds up surprisingly well given how fast tech is moving but the actual pacing of the film is a bit slow. Also has a great soundtrack.
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wizbob 891 posts
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Hmm, not sure I ever got round to watching City of Lost Children. Never seen it come round on the likes of Film4, but perhaps I've not been perusing the listings well enough.
Yeah, it's probably the pacing rather than the actual plot that puts me off the story on Tron so much.
THE SECRET OF NIMH
ENTER THE DRAGON
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@1Dgaf Just in case Martyn's actually been hiding this from you...
OK, that one, thankfully, went well! Was wondering if you knew about the whole filmed in black & white thing, was nice when you brought it up, however, there is a little glitch from the painting process that shows up in the film. Each frame of camera film footage was blown up onto sheets of photographic film upon which the paints were then applied to create the glowing neon effects (partly why it was filmed in B&W, if it had been in colour the wider gradients and lower contrast would have left the neon effect too washed out); each scene was meant to be transferred using a single batch of produced film, as different batches will have slightly different properties when exposed under the same settings. When they did the first few scenes, and rephotographed the compiled painted images, they noticed that every so often there would be occassional flashes where the image was brighter; it turns out some of the painters (in China, I believe) had just grabbed a sheet of film from any old box and used that to expose and then paint. Rather than start again, costing time and money, if you keep an eye out they kept those flashes in and then added an electronic buzzing sound, it makes it seem like there are occassional surges of power passing through the area, especially most notable when they're being held in the prison area between games.
Also, you mentioned Pacman being in the arcade, but sounds like you don't know about his cameo appearance in the grid itself, see the vid attached.
There's also a couple of other easter eggs which I only found out about when I went looking for that cameo, namely "Kong" and Mickey Mouse.
I rarely use Facebook, so hadn't seen that. It was clever to use the flashes to add atmosphere. Good trivia, thanks for sharing it.
Those flashes, combined with the general loss of contrast and resolution offered by the b&w process they used reminds me too much about early cinema, and thus I find it a little tiring for a whole feature film. It looks like a glitch because it is a glitch.
Not sure this applies entirely to a film, but that's definitely part of art - turning problems into features. I think that story adds to the charm of the process and it wasn't something that bothered me, or that I necessarily noticed. I obviously must have taken it as part of the atmosphere.
The Company of Wolves
On a David Warner gig? Good choice sir!
Coincidental. I bought the DVD about a year ago, but we didn't get around to it.
Merry Christmas Mr.Lawrence
Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence is so abso-fucking dated. I watched it recently on a Bowie binge for the first time in about 16 years and parts of it had me reaching for the sick bowl. The bit when Bowie mimes shaving is like the worst A-level performing arts wankery.
I quite like some Nagisa Oshima films, but this and Max Mon Amour... woof.
I do like Beat Takeshi and his titular line though.
I don't know that I've ever watched MCML, but the title song by Ryuchi Sakamoto has been getting some airplay on Gilles Peterson's show on 6 Music Saturday afternoons recently, and it's still a solid triple time piece.
I Saw That Years Ago - Play it Sam, play.... CASABLANCA.
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You should do old games.
The Wizard of Oz.
Edited by 1Dgaf at 23:07:08 12-06-2017
Iceman's actually really good, and is a bit of a lost gem.
THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD.
CONVOY. FROM OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL.
I Saw That Years Ago - Emilito Estevez's oiled backside in....LOADED WEAPON 1
Edited by 1Dgaf at 20:54:44 15-07-2017
This week ISTYA turns to the TV in... TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED. Here's our review that's been posted to your YouTube channel.
Edited by 1Dgaf at 22:11:04 29-07-2017
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This thread needs an opposite:
I Thought I'd Seen It But I Actually Hadn't
I've watched Dad's Army over and over during my lifetime but last week I saw an episode that I'd never seen before.
I Saw That Years Ago...Bill Murray in Groundhog Day
Do you still do the mp3 versions of these? I guess I could start these then leave it on in the background, but I still find mp3 files more convenient for taking out and about, which is where I find more time to listen to slightly overlong podcasts.
Yes, we still do the MP3 versions. The YouTube channel is secondary to the main one, I just thought it would be easier to play on the forum.
The shows have been getting longer. What do you think is a good length?
I've not listened to every one of your episodes, probably less than 10% so I may not be the best guide, but I'd say you cover too much stuff to do it in half an hour, but if you could keep it to 45 mins or thereabouts that would be easier for me to squeeze in.
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