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Re: Vote for Imamura

#1451 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:27 pm

Looks like all of these except Narayama are on the Criterion Channel at the moment

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Re: Vote for Imamura

#1452 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:48 pm

Mr Sausage wrote:
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I put it up because I’m curious what others have to say about this strange and marvellous film.
That's enough to get me to change my vote. I coincidentally collected all of Imamura's films earlier this year with the intent to go through my blind spots in the near future, so this is as good a reason as any to get started.

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Re: Vote for Imamura

#1453 Post by Michael Kerpan » Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:57 pm

I've been campaigning for more love for Eejanaika for years. It's been hard to make progress due to its lack of availability (there was only that fairly poor quality subbed HK DVD long ago). I think I may have watched this on Filmstruck quite some time ago -- and it was nice seeing it look reasonably good. I don't know if it is the "best" of the films on your present list -- but (for reasons I am not entirely sure about) it is the one I am fondest of. Perhaps because of its exuberance? (And it is his most colorful film after Profound Desires).

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A 2010s vote for you.

#1454 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:16 pm

In conjunction with the 2010s List project, here are five films released in the 2010s.

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Re: A 2010s vote for you.

#1455 Post by Mr Sausage » Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:59 pm

The 2010s are really unpopular, I guess.

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Re: A 2010s vote for you.

#1456 Post by therewillbeblus » Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:11 pm

Honestly I think it's one of the most exciting decades ever, but I don't like any of those films very much so I'm having trouble formulating a semipassionate reason to vote

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Re: A 2010s vote for you.

#1457 Post by Mr Sausage » Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:26 pm

therewillbeblus wrote:
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Honestly I think it's one of the most exciting decades ever, but I don't like any of those films very much so I'm having trouble formulating a semipassionate reason to vote
You mean you don't like Tiny Furniture?

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Re: A 2010s vote for you.

#1458 Post by therewillbeblus » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:12 pm

It's the Roma of my social context

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Re: A 2010s vote for you.

#1459 Post by DarkImbecile » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:27 pm

I own both Forgiveness of Blood and Cameraperson and I have seen neither, so flipped a coin that landed on Forgiveness

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Re: A 2010s vote for you.

#1460 Post by therewillbeblus » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:34 pm

You may never forgive yourself

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Re: A 2010s vote for you.

#1461 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:01 pm

Hah. This is the weirdest poll result I've ever seen on here.

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Vote. Vote. Vote. Votre. Vous êtes. Vo...wait, what am I doing again?

#1462 Post by Mr Sausage » Sat May 08, 2021 11:32 am

Vote!

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Re: Vote. Vote. Vote. Votre. Vous êtes. Vo...wait, what am I doing again?

#1463 Post by therewillbeblus » Sat May 08, 2021 12:38 pm

To get in the spirit of the upcoming 60s list, I’m going to cast my vote towards Cul-de-sac or The Insect Woman (the former for now only because it’s the one I like the least and am curious if it can improve through my own revisit and ingesting others’ readings)

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Re: Vote. Vote. Vote. Votre. Vous êtes. Vo...wait, what am I doing again?

#1464 Post by Mr Sausage » Sat May 08, 2021 1:02 pm

I went for The Insect Woman myself. It’s a rich film and I love Imamura.

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Re: Vote. Vote. Vote. Votre. Vous êtes. Vo...wait, what am I doing again?

#1465 Post by therewillbeblus » Sat May 08, 2021 1:12 pm

I'll likely change my vote to it since it is much richer for discussion, at least as far as I remember both films from a single viewing each 5+ years ago

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Re: Vote. Vote. Vote. Votre. Vous êtes. Vo...wait, what am I doing again?

#1466 Post by Michael Kerpan » Sat May 08, 2021 4:42 pm

Pretty hard for me to choose between Docks of New York and Insect Woman...

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V O T E

#1467 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri May 21, 2021 10:02 pm

V O T E

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Re: V O T E

#1468 Post by swo17 » Fri May 21, 2021 10:41 pm

These are all '60s films by the way, to coordinate with that list that's about to start up

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Re: V O T E

#1469 Post by therewillbeblus » Sat May 22, 2021 12:10 am

I appreciate the reminder that The Passion of Anna is a 60s film, as it wasn't on my long shortlist, and will almost certainly bump some other gem off it now

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Vote for some First Timers

#1470 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:42 am

Here are five first films from the collection to coincide with the First Features Genre List project.

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