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baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
When's the new Haneke coming out? To answer my own question: 16 November.

That'll be my one assured cinema trip this year. Really should make more effort to find out what's on.

Re the cinema ninjas - that's amazing but they'd be in real trouble in some other countries, where it seems not to be a problem at all to answer one's phone during a film. Which took some getting used to on my part.
 

baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
Mexico I remember there being a constant stream of people taking phone calls, for example. Very bizarre given my usual experience.

Might well try to get tickets in that case. Any Haneke film is a bit of an ordeal, but usually in a worthwhile way.
 

Bangpuss

Well-known member
PT Anderson's new one, The Master, looks the business. As usual. I can't think of many oeuvres that beat the guy's who made: Hard Eight (a little-known classic!); Boogie Nights; Magnolia; There Will Be Blood; and even coaxed a half-decent performance out of Adam Sandler.

Even more interesting, his next project is said to be... a Thomas Pynchon adaptation! Inherent Vice, though. Not read it. Anyone?
 

BareBones

wheezy
Inherent Vice is Pynchon's weakest novel by some distance imo, but it's probably the only one that could realistically be turned into a film (it's pretty short, has a much more straightforward narrative etc). Could work better as a film maybe, i'm sure PT Anderson could do something good with it
 

Bangpuss

Well-known member
Have you read Mason & Dixon? It sounds interesting although I doubt I'll get round to it, seeing as it's really prohibitively long.

I think The Crying of Lot 49 could make an interesting TV special. Gravity's Rainbow could be a Lord of the Rings-style movie trilogy. I don't think they're as 'unfilmable' as people claim, if you're willing to accept that much of the brilliance of the work -- its linguistic virtuosity -- will be lost when conveyed with moving pictures and sound, and not written words. But it would still be possible to portray the story and the characters pretty faithfully. I mean, that may not be worthwhile, but it would be possible. I think PT Anderson will make it worthwhile, although it's still a long way away.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
I started reading Mason and Dixon and was about a hundred pages in and enjoying it a lot when I somehow lost it while drunk. Shame that, I'd like to know what happens but I got distracted by various other books and I dunno when I'm likely to get hold of another copy.
 

BareBones

wheezy
Mason & Dixon is my favourite Pynchon, I love that book. Again though I dunno how successful or worthwhile a film of it could be really

Inherent Vice is a kind of parody of the Raymond Chandler hard-boiled noirish detective story and it's much more of a genre-novel than anything else he's done, which is why it's easily the most immediately film-able of his stuff.

It could be good so long as whoever plays the main character, Doc Sportello, can pull off the 60s hippie pothead thing without being really annoying, something which the book failed to do imo...
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
tree of life is the comfortably the worst film ive ever seen. well, that and the cronenberg one about freud and jung. had to walk out of both. torturous. what films are you lot interested in seeing in that film festival? not that im inviting you out or anything. just curious.
 

viktorvaughn

Well-known member
Tree of Life was agonising.

Yo team, my other 1/2's getting bored of all my films being horror movies, giallos, various depressing subtitled films and other things (at least that's how she characterises it) so I'm looking for any recommendation on comedy, fun adventure films, feel good classics etc...thanks.

Started with the Indiana Jones 4 films. First one's a classic and then seem to get steadily worse as they progress. The 2nd one is really quite racist.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
"Mason & Dixon is my favourite Pynchon, I love that book. Again though I dunno how successful or worthwhile a film of it could be really"
Lost my copy of that book while drunk. What happens after the second time they set off from England?
 

baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
@VV Yeah, Temple of Doom looks very different to me now compared to when I first watched it at the age of 7. It's best when they just stick to Indy vs Nazis.

Ghostbusters generally works even after the 20th time of watching. Failsafe. Even #2 is far from bad. Kill Bill 1 and 2 are another easygoing (well...) pair that don't get tired.
 

rubberdingyrapids

Well-known member
go with the first back to the future. or the second one.

or try something more recent like that ryan gosling film with emma stone and steve carrel.

im worried that i cant think of too many positive and happy films to recommend. apart from pixar stuff or cartoons. i liked rio!
 
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IdleRich

IdleRich
I concur. There isn't exactly gonna be anyone saying "He seemed like such a nice guy, kept himself to himself..." - he pretty much claimed he had an affair with Natassja (sp) until she threatened to sue him. Total cunt through and through.
 

nochexxx

harco pronting
I enjoyed this article a lot

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/m...-lohan-in-your-movie.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

I'm also looking forward to the film a lot - Paul Schrader and Brett Easton Ellis making a noir pastiche with a porn star on a micro-budget and a troubled set. It's got all the makings of some kind of beautiful mess. Sometimes I think that noir pastiche is my favourite kind of film.

that does sound good! never realised Paul Schrader was so down on his luck, is that really the case?
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
I dunno. And how can Brett Easton Ellis be anything than a multimillionaire? I wonder if those aspects were played down somehow.
 
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