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    i saw london by patrick keiller this weekend and loved it, i wonder why i never heard of it before actually? does anyone know of any similar movies? movies with long shots and fancy poetic narrations, preferably touching on the soul of the city?

    Skies the gray of crystal.
    A strange design of bridges,
    some straight, some arched,
    others descending at oblique angles to the first;
    and these figures recurring
    in other lighted circuits of the canal,
    but all so long and light that the banks,
    laden with domes, sink and shrink.

    A few of these bridges
    are still covered with hovels,
    others support polls,
    signals, frail parapets.

    Minor chords cross
    each other and disappear;
    ropes rise from the shore.

    One can make out a red coat,
    possibly other costumes
    and musical instruments.
    Are these popular tunes,
    snatches of seigniorial concerts,
    remnants of public hymns?

    The water is gray and blue,
    wide as an arm of the sea.
    A white ray falling from high
    in the sky destroys this comedy.

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    Check out Jonas Mekas.

    'Walden' and 'Lost, Lost, Lost' are good ones to start with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grave View Post
    Check out Jonas Mekas.

    'Walden' and 'Lost, Lost, Lost' are good ones to start with.
    great NY personality too - seemed to hang out with all the usual hip names we associate with new york in the 70s/80s.
    saw him give a talk a while ago at the bfi - the work hes done on preserving all these experimental/underground art films is kind of amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yyaldrin View Post
    i saw london by patrick keiller this weekend and loved it, i wonder why i never heard of it before actually? does anyone know of any similar movies? movies with long shots and fancy poetic narrations, preferably touching on the soul of the city?
    https://player.bfi.org.uk/rentals/fi...ns-2010-online been meaning to watch this for ages, anyone got a copy to save me £3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sufi View Post
    https://player.bfi.org.uk/rentals/fi...ns-2010-online been meaning to watch this for ages, anyone got a copy to save me £3?
    i do. i can lend you the dvd. but its so boring i fell asleep about 20 minutes in
    (and london is one of my favourite films)

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    i do. i can lend you the dvd. but its so boring i fell asleep about 20 minutes in
    (and london is one of my favourite films)
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    this forum needs a thread on the best london films.

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    I’m watching Rocky 3. Some film! As kitsch as Staying Alive. Mr Tea is terrifying in this!

    I’ve seen all the Rocky¬’s before but weirdly not this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craner View Post
    Mr Tea is terrifying in this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    i do. i can lend you the dvd. but its so boring i fell asleep about 20 minutes in
    (and london is one of my favourite films)
    nice! i think you know where and when to find me x

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    did someone see climax? it's kinda what you would expect from gaspar noť but the best thing about it is the dancing scene in the beginning i think. don't know for how long it runs, 15, 20 minutes maybe? afterwards i felt like that should be the entire movie.

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    i saw london by patrick keiller this weekend and loved it, i wonder why i never heard of it before actually? does anyone know of any similar movies? movies with long shots and fancy poetic narrations, preferably touching on the soul of the city?
    The sequels, Robinson in Space and Robinson in Ruins would be the obvious place to start. Don't think I've seen the latter but Space is pretty good though about the UK as a whole rather than a city. Once I went to some showing of his early films and they were similar as well iirc. Also Chris Marker's Sans Soleil to which London is heavily indebted (to say the least). Maybe some Chris Petit stuff - there is one in particular I saw him introduce and do a talk on but I can't remember the name. It was very like London anyhow. Sorry can't be more help.

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    last film i saw was one idlerich recommeneded called cloud atlas by the makers of the matrix.
    nowhere near as good as the matrix but pretty entertaining i thought

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    I wouldn't quite say I recommended it... rather I tried to describe it fairly, flaws and all but yeah I did say I had a bit of a soft spot for how mad its ambition was. Definitely not unreservedly is what I'm saying.

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    im watching 'avatar' it's really good although weirdly it reminds me a lot of a film so bad i had to walk out about a third of the way though, terrence maliks 'new world'

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdleRich View Post
    The sequels, Robinson in Space and Robinson in Ruins would be the obvious place to start. Don't think I've seen the latter but Space is pretty good though about the UK as a whole rather than a city. Once I went to some showing of his early films and they were similar as well iirc. Also Chris Marker's Sans Soleil to which London is heavily indebted (to say the least). Maybe some Chris Petit stuff - there is one in particular I saw him introduce and do a talk on but I can't remember the name. It was very like London anyhow. Sorry can't be more help.
    That sounds like London Orbital, the one he did with Iain Sinclair.

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