As a film patrican i entered /tv/ for the first time expecting to find something worthy, the first thing i saw besides all those sci-fi idiots that use Netflix on a daily basis was this shit-thread.
I hope you guys don't let me down...
What's your favourite film, /mu/?
>As a film patrican
I think you should probably answer the "what's your favourite film" question before any of us do
And include a reason why it's your favourite, since you're such a patrican
2001: a Space Odyessy
GOAT soundtrack too.
>I think you should probably answer the "what's your favourite film" question before any of us do
why bother it's just going to be some black and white french bullshit no one's ever heard of
I guarantee I've seen more classic, arthouse, popcorn, foreign, and underappreciated movies than you have and my favorite film is a tie between John Carpenter's The Thing and The Evil Dead 2
[spoiler]I also like to Banepost[/spoiler]
pic related is the best film i've seen so far, but Ingmar Bergman's "Persona", Hiroshi Teshigahara's "Suna no onna" and Victor Erice's "The Spirit of the Beehive" come close.
Tarkovsky's poetry with Stalker went far beyond moving pictures and sound to inquire into both the human existence and the purpose of movies itself, with some of the most breathtaking scenarios i've ever seen and some of the greatest exchanges of dialogues you could possibly find in storytelling.
Pic related you hopeless faggot
The first hour of The Machinist was probably my favourite, but the ending kinda went a little downhill, probably because I was super fucking high and I can't focus on movies while high
Other than that, either Crank, or How To Lose Friends and Alienate People
>an actual response
>actual solid taste
Colour me surprised
Mad props for Teshigahara, although I prefer The Face of Another to Woman in the Dunes if I'm honest
As for me, mine's either The Baby of Mâcon (pic related), Last Year at Marienbad, or Mulholland Drive.
pleb choice, hope ur kidding
love brick but theres a lot more out there
very long winded but also excellent
pic related, GOAT film right here
Good to know that /mu/ acts like pretentious faggots about all art and not just their "superior" taste in music.
Really? Tarkovsky made your FAVORITE movie? Really? Mirror is beautiful, possibly the closest thing to poetry on screen. Andrei Rublev is a tremendous film. But that's what you put on after a hard day at work?
Resnais? You want to study film form to relax?
I'm earning my PhD in Cinema/Media Studies and I'll be the first to tell you that a great film doesn't necessarily mean it should register as being a favorite.
When I want to watch a movie for the sake of it, I'll go with Star Wars for the 5,000th time before I turn to watching Persona again. Give me Indiana Jones before Haeneke. I'd rather watch Keaton than King Vidor.
Who the fuck are you trying to impress, /mu/? This board is essentially strangers on the internet and even then you can't shake off acting like a know-it-all dickhead.
Lawrence of Arabia I can understand. It straddles that line between art and entertainment perfectly. At the very least it has enough of a narrative structure that you can jump in anywhere, after having seen the film, and enjoy the experience.
I'm talking about some of the more abstract choices here which are obviously only posted as an act of impressing others with the supposed depth of taste these faggots believe they have.
David Lean fucking rules, but I wish his films weren't so loooooong.
I personally don't understand how people can enjoy his films. They're disgusting
Im glad that I've seen them,he's very skilled, can gross you out on a human level without the use of graphic content etc. but srsly
i never see myself watching any of them again. His films are always an experience, one that i don't want to repeat
I've never said i watch Stalker after a hard day of work, after a hard day of work i'll probably sleep or watch something by Keaton or Chaplin.
The way i determine my favorite movie is by measuring my enjoyment of the experience, how joyful it was and how much i feel like i could go trough it again. Circunstances are pretty relative...
What the fuck are you talking about? It may be hard to believe, but people can genuinely enjoy both Tarkovsky and Spielberg for entertainment
This is just like saying "You listen to jazz for fun? You must be pretending!"
You're the pretentious one
Blade Runner 8/10
Touch of Evil 8.5/10
After Hours 8/10
La Dolce Vita 7.5/10
Veredict: Not nearly patrician enough, need more french auteur shit, korean/iranian new wave, silent era stuff.
Agreed, Bridge Over the River Kwai was another strong contender for my response here. Also I love Alec Guiness, so that aids in my love for David Lean movies lol.
As for the pretense, I think some of the more insecure among us take "favorite" to mean "best one I can think of, which I can defensibly say I've seen"
I typed out a long and detailed response to this and had it ready to go before I realized you're baiting me
8/10 you nearly had me
>Sergei Parajanov's Sayat Nova
Gorgeous film, that one
Have fun anon
>last year at the marienbad is dogshit
Thanks for your input friend
Can you explain why?
I've been meaning to watch that for so fucking long. I haven't watched any von Trier, but Dogville and Idioterne both have amazing concepts. Also heard good things about Nymphomaniac.
Who said I don't know them? Perhaps I don't have a score for either of them? I'd give "Wild strawberries" a 10/10, "The seventh seal" 8/10, "Summer with Monica" 5/10, should I continue?
The only two good parts of There Will Be Blood is when that dude gets bitch slapped and the milkshake scene. Everything else about that movie was pretty bad. Overall it's incredibly overrated.
To me, there's a pretty big difference between what movies fascinate me and which I find enjoyable. Movies can be art and they can be entertainment (not mutually exclusive though). Just like any creative art form.
Trois Coleurs: Bleu is a nearly great film, too bad it's becoming an "entry-level" artsy fartsy movie.
Funeral Parade of Roses was a really shocking experience for me, even after watching Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange.
I'm not a very big fan of rating movies "/10", but those picks are at least above an 8.
It's fun, tense, anxious, comical, and at times tragical. There are 6 short stories, each one being about taking human anger to it's limit, but going through different economic classes.
No, my point was the exact opposite anon... I'm trying to say that choosing an art film as your favorite is perfectly valid, since fascination and provocation are also ways of judging films.
I however believe that you should be open to both.
You're right, there's no humanity in Lawrence, Zhivago, and River Kwai. None whatsoever.
The beauty of those movies is that they perfectly combine spectacle (some of the best ever put onscreen) with compelling human stories placed within even more compelling historical contexts. Brief Encounter is a glorified date movie which only receives the praise it gets from academics and critics because of the greater films that Lean went on to make and because it used flashback effectively (though other films had achieved this earlier).
all the praise has got me even more excited because I have never ever seen an anthology film that actually works as a cohesive piece.
it's also got a great cast pedigree. all those actors/producers have done great things in the past so I know I'm in good hands.
I'll accept your point on Kwai, though I never said there was NO humanity in those three movies. It's just not the same ilk as Brief Encounter.
Regarding your second point, while being my favorite David Lean movie, as much as I enjoy Lawrence, I'd never call Brief Encounter groundbreaking or anything. It's just a good movie, my favorite David Lean flick. Period.
The only thing I didn't liked about the movie was the ending of the last story, but other than that, the last story was still exciting and the other stories too.
If you have ever seen a film with a similar tense/anxious/shocking mood, please let me know!
My favorite films are The Threepenny Opera, Death by Hanging and Through the Olive Trees.
Princess Mononoke and The Godfather are some films I watched recently and (still) loved. Not so much into cinema this days.
I watched the American version first without knowing about the Korean version. A friend of mine then showed me the original, refusing to believe that I thought the American one was good. I thought they were both pretty great, but in different ways. Both are worth watching in my opinion.
You quoted two posts with differing opinions. What are you trying to say.
dumping some good charts for getting into art house
I like eye candy and melodrama more than anything and I have super yellow fever so that's probably why I like wong kar wai and akira kurosawa and lee chang dong
I always wanted to get into movies more but I just don't have the time
The juxtaposition of sexual implications with a really urbanized staging seemed to me like an extended version of Luis Buñuel's A Chien Andalou in terms of the way it gets to making a commentary about the masochistic nature of transvestites, wich went a little over the top presenting some of its ideas in certain moments, at least for me.
You're both saying that liking both art and "entertainment" films is perfectly valid. I agree and that's fine to say, but my original point was against people who dismiss anyone who's really into art films as having superficial taste. Tell me, when do you decide someone is just liking art films to seem cool or whatever? How many of their top 10 need to be art films?
The thing is, you're saying it's only a problem when someone dismisses non-art filmss as universally garbage. That's bullshit. That's such a small percentage of cinema fans compared to how many you fans call pretentious even when they say nothing to disparage non-art films in the first place. They like Bunuel or skmething and that's enough
I find it stupid how some people here think that everyone who mentions an "art film" as their favourite is automatically a pretentious faggot. I love Stalker, Hour of the Wolf and 8½ but I also love Life of Brian, Repo Man and High Fidelity. If I had to mention just one favourite it would be Stalker but that doesn't mean I dislike all non-art films.
a lot of Tarkovsky love here already so I'll say The Flight (Alov & Naumov) as my runner-up since more people need to see it
I guess I haven't made myself clear then. I'm saying that you _in general_ shouldn't disregard either type of films. I'm not saying that because someone's favorite film is an art film, that's all they watch. You really can't say much about a person's general taste in film from just a handful of favorites.
Basically, I think we agree.
This is what I was saying. Someone mentions their favorite and you guys ASSUME they hate other kinds of films, then you pretend "Oh we only hate them when they hate other kinds of movies"
Babby's first babby's first movie after Fight Club. Pic related is what you're looking for if you're actually insterested in the craft of cinéma.
nice choices y'all.
End Of Evangelion, Tree of Life, and Syndromes and a Century.
Is this some type of epic bait? Half of this shit is boring as fuck, 2deep4u pretentions shit and then you have garbage like Avatar and Good Burger? Wes Anderson, Nolan and Fincher is where it's at.
Don't have one favorite film cause hard to choose plus too different to compare but here's some of my favorite films
Bad Lieutenant (the Ferrara one not the shitty remake with fucking Cage)
Once Upon a Time in America
Maybe some others but only movies I can think of right now
I see this board is as pleb as always.
Yeah, definitely. It really counts for all opinionated things, people jump to conclusions based on tiny amounts of information all the time.
>End Of Evangelion
I never really considered this as a movie, personally.
it was ok I guess but only if you haven't seen anything else before
really good choice
>not acknowledging The Thing as a god-tier phisicity-cult movie
God-tier, really, I was kind of expecting it anyway
do you like Mulholland Drive over Eraserhead?
Would you still choose it if Twin Peaks was eligible?
>not liking Haneke
at least The White Ribbon, come on, man
I like, it's Trainspotting, though
Am I the only one who liked White over Red and Blue?
An OK film, better than most of the Academy Awards nominees. Then again, the Academy is almost like the Grammys.
(soundtrack is nothing special, I liked Birdman's more)
only acceptable way to like it (same goes to Donny Darko)
One of favs, if not fav
Lebowski, O Brother and even Burn After Reading
>/tv/ is shit
also, I like Von Trier, but I feel I liked Antichrist more
>inb4 muh male priviledge
he's just so pretentious and flamboyant, I can't help it but to love him, even though it feels a bit like a guilty pleasure
Haven't seen Magnolia, but I want to
Nymphomaniac is ok I mean, you it's not easy to out-shock In The Realm Of Senses anyway. There's a pair of images, though, that are awesome. First part is better than second too.
The ending made me cringe, it had such a good build-up and it ended in nothing
Now, as for me, I like Eraserhead a lot, Stalker has a similar feel to me but also totally different, both have god-tier sound editing, by the way.
I also like Monthy Pyton a lot, especially Life Of Brian, the Coen brothers, Jim Jarmusch (that is from Down By Law to Only Lovers Left Alive)
Solaris is one of the best films I've ever seen, man, but I hate the part when the man is on the highway, I mean, I understand that it represents the transition between two worlds but
Tarkovsky made it TOO FUCKING LONG.
Probably, Zerkalo (The Mirror) or Doctor Zhivago
>Am I the only one who liked White over Red and Blue?
probably not, but I'm curious as to why, I thought it was not nearly as good as the other two. Red is my favorite.
>god-tier sound editing
Yus. The tunnel scene in Stalker is lent the most oppressively eerie atmosphere because of the sound design, amazing stuff.
It's not good to dismiss films as boring and pretentious without having seen them, anon
Mr. Vengeance has a much better ending. It's overall more satisfying and tragic I think
Top 10 as of 31/01/2015 (not in a paticular order) (viewed since January 10, 2014)
-Nashville (Altman, 1975)
-The Red Shoes (Powell & Pressburger, 1948)
-City Lights (Chaplin, 1931)
-Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
-The Night Of The Hunter (Laughton, 1955)
-The Battle Of Algiers (Pontecorvo, 1966)
-Alien (Scott, 1979)
-Paris, Texas (Wenders, 1984)
-Sunrise (Murnau, 1927)
-Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Hughes, 1986)
I know that they are pretty safe choices, but I'm just getting into cinema. Also, where the hell can I download decent quality Tarkovsky?
What's wrong with Good Burger? that film deserves to be at the top of the list. It was a modern story about capitalism in America and how chain restaurants sometimes have to compete with higher establishments. What's garbage about that?
I have a few, I don't have a single favorite anymore.
Sonatine, Head, Gojira, Manhunter, Winter Light, Easy Rider.
Calling yourself a patrician/film buff/any of that shit is really sad and weird, hth
Hey /mu/, was gonna ask this on tv but i figure you guys might have better recs. What are some films like taxi driver which feature a lonely/depressed main character. Somethign with strong isolation themes
basically this album: the movie
the bicycle thief is the best film ever made and if you think otherwise you're a doodoo head
I know, I guess it's cause I watched it only a few days after finishing the anime, so it just felt like an extension of the series. Also, I really thoroughly enjoyed the original finale.
Illuminate me oh my patrician companion
I don't know, White got me because it was poignant and I sort of enjoyed the feel it gave. I found Red to be too happy (even though it gave a nice closure to it) and Blue was sort of too sad. I'm not sure I really explain myself, I just liked the main character a lot and I watched it a long time ago anyway. Might re-watch them anytime soon.
Haven't seen it, will do, though.
apparently when asked for why that scene was so long Tarkovsky said something along the lines of "so the people who went into the wrong theater leave"
I do not get the love for Solaris. I found it had a ton of wasted potential in exploring the themes it set up, and the "romance" was the weakest writing I have seen in his films. It got caught-up in the scientific exposition when it would have worked so much better as mysterious, with the ocean feeling like a powerful, inescapable, illogical entity. It's probably just about tied for my least favorite of his, maybe just above Ivan's Childhood.
well it's either that or jeanne dielman
scott pilgrim vs. the world it appeals to all my interests, it's pretty funny, and it's got some nice theme. good job edgar wright and bryan lee o malley
oh and the soundtrack is kick ass
Love nightcrawler and eraserhead. good examples of what im looking for. I'll check out raging bull. thanks
>apparently when asked for why that scene was so long Tarkovsky said something along the lines of "so the people who went into the wrong theater leave"
Well didn't know that, thanks.
Also he said once that in the first screening of Zerkalo, nobody could understand what was about, even the film critcs, just one lady who was cleaning the room
>do you like Mulholland Drive over Eraserhead?
Definitely, by far
I mean, Eraserhead is amazing in its own way, but Mulholland Drive just does it for me. If you forced me at gunpoint to pick just one of those three to declare my #1 of all time, I think Mulholland would be it.
>Would you still choose it if Twin Peaks was eligible?
I feel like this is a massive faux pas for someone who'd consider himself a Lynch fan, but I've never watched Twin Peaks
So I can't say
Also, Blue will always be my favourite of the Three Colours, but I can definitely understand White being your favourite. There's something beautifully endearing about the light-hearted and innocent tone that the film represents
here's a list that I feel comfortable listing as personal favorites off the top of my head
full metal jacket
little shop of horrors
army of darkness
the fifth element
the big lebowski
the rocky horror picture show
the legend of drunken master
the royal tenenbaums
no country for old men