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richardw42 said:
Sorry.

I've been back up to Scotland helping sort my mums house. I did try watching The Vanishing a few times but never got further than the first 10 minutes or so. Just seemed I couldn't concentrate on it with the subtitles and all. I will call catch up with it in the coming months and let you all know my thoughts.

Ill watch Biutiful this weekend.

Could I pass on my next round of nominations as I haven't really been thinking about it recently.
No problem at all, Richard.
 
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expat_mike said:
I put my thinking cap on, but my list of nominations is still blank.
Umm. How about trying a beret? *smile*

Why not try some classic French cinema, or some of the films I and others have proposed in the past that didn't win, but you wanted to see?

I remember a Scandinavian film from a year or two ago that I proposed, and I remember you liked the sound of it, and bought the DVD. If you feed that into Amazon, you'll see some other recommendations come up.
 

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:
Why not try some classic French cinema, or some of the films I and others have proposed in the past that didn't win, but you wanted to see?

I remember a Scandinavian film from a year or two ago that I proposed, and I remember you liked the sound of it, and bought the DVD. If you feed that into Amazon, you'll see some other recommendations come up.
Or perhaps you could try nominations on a theme, or style.

In my one and only round of nominations, a few months after the club's inception, I chose three surrealist films. I did so because I thought it would be interesting to explore a particular filmmaking approach and the objectives and philosophy underlying it. Such an approach to nominations can usefully frame discussion.
 

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:
richardw42 said:
Sorry.

I've been back up to Scotland helping sort my mums house. I did try watching The Vanishing a few times but never got further than the first 10 minutes or so. Just seemed I couldn't concentrate on it with the subtitles and all. I will call catch up with it in the coming months and let you all know my thoughts.

Ill watch Biutiful this weekend.

Could I pass on my next round of nominations as I haven't really been thinking about it recently.
No problem at all, Richard.
In that case, does it mean that it is my turn to nominate next?
 
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expat_mike said:
I have worn my virtual reality beret, and drawn up this list.

My list contains 5 films, because some of them have been mentioned before on the forum, so i thought it best to not constrain the options too much:

The 100 year old man who climbed out of the window http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2113681/

Jules and Jim http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055032/

Metropolis http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017136/

The chorus http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372824/

Us three or nothing http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4057632/

There is a bit of a french bias, but hopefully you will find one of them interesting.

provide an extra level of redundancy
I've seen 'The 100 year old man...." quite recently, so I'd rather not see it again.

Can you get it down to 4 before we all vote, Mike?
 

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I have worn my virtual reality beret, and drawn up this list.

My list contains 5 films, because some of them have been mentioned before on the forum, so i thought it best to not constrain the options too much:

The 100 year old man who climbed out of the window http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2113681/

Jules and Jim http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055032/

Metropolis http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017136/

The chorus http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372824/

Us three or nothing http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4057632/

There is a bit of a french bias, but hopefully you will find one of them interesting.
 
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Thanks Mike. Can you do your votes before the rest of us please?
 
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Jules et Jim - 5 pts

Us Three or Nothing - 3 pts

The Chorus - 2 pts

Metropolis - 1 pt
 

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Us Three or Nothing - 5

The Chorus - 3

Jules et Jim - 2

Metropolis - 1

Metropolis is excellent especially in its most complete form, but I've seen it more than once
 
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Just David to vote.

Richard and myself have watched 'Biutiful'. I have a feeling Mike has, and I think I saw something about it from David, but the red mist had descended at that time, so I'm not sure quite what I read, or where.
 

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Sorry, been non stop gearing up for Record Store Day!

I'll get Biutiful watched tonight :) (I'll vote later too)

Oddly enough (can't remember if I mentioned this previously, I think I might have), I subscribe to Secret Soundtrack on Zavvi, and this month's is, coincidentally, Biutiful!

Hope it's decent... :)
 
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David@FrankHarvey said:
Sorry, been non stop gearing up for Record Store Day!

I'll get Biutiful watched tonight :) (I'll vote later too)

Oddly enough (can't remember if I mentioned this previously, I think I might have), I subscribe to Secret Soundtrack on Zavvi, and this month's is, coincidentally, Biutiful!

Hope it's decent... :)
David?
 

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I did get to watch it on Thursday night, I just didn't get time to post anything up, and Friday was non stop in preparation for yesterday.

I have to say, I'm not sure I was really in the mood to watch this, as I thought it was going to be 'nice'. Of all those I proposed, I was hoping one or two others would've been first choice. Having said that, I thoroughly enjoyed it. A few of the subtitles went a tad quickly for me, so I intend watching it a few more times to get everything, so I may have missed the odd important bit of dialogue here and there.

It's films like these that give you a glimpse of the lifestyles of the poor and desperate, something we tend to forget during our own busy lives. Despite our hatred of the type of "sweat shop" operation depicted in the film, and the lawbreaking management running it, you forget that the poor people working there are just trying to survive on a day to day basis, trying to provide for their families, even though they are being exploited by the relatively well off operators. Makes you wonder how accurate this portrayal is, and whether accidents like the one in the film are commonplace...

I do like the opening scene of the film, which is given a totally different slant when it is repeated at the end.

Badem was brilliant. Although his character is no angel, and is one of those on the exploiting end (although he does state in the film he was trying helping the workers in the sweat shop), the film does a good job of putting you on his side. With the deaths of the sweat shop workers on his conscience, a bipolar wife/ex wife (who is sleeping with his brother), and only 2 months to live, he just wants to make sure his kids are going to be ok. Like the sweat shop workers, maybe he was forced into this lifestyle?

As I say, I need to see it again as I missed some dialogue. I'm sure others will have far better insight into the film than my basic observations. F1 about to start - back later!
 

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