FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby Harvey » Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:51 am

From the Heart of the World: The Elder Brothers' Warning, the first film about the Kogi people of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta from 1990 is still very powerful and well worth your time:



Aluna, a new warning from the Kogi people, 2012:



http://www.alunathemovie.com/about/
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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby Belligerent Savant » Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:20 pm

JackRiddler » Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:24 pm wrote:
Belligerent Savant » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:25 pm wrote:.Perhaps horror as a genre is a luxury for those that needn't worry about experiencing such trauma regularly. The privilege of First World comfort, ay?


Don't think so. No doubt that horror is a popular genre worldwide and across classes. I'm sure the most pronounced demographic variation is by age group, not class or nationality. You can't see people under bombs wanting to watch it, sure, but they're probably not getting to watch much of anything; it's not hard to imagine given groups that might not care for it. I find it boring with very few exceptions and those are meta (Cabin in the Woods). It's also depressing that it's such a big genre.


Yea, that's likely right. I was aware of this while typing my 'free association' but didn't feel like changing the overall theme I was working with. That's how I roll sometimes. Irreverent (a euphemism for certain ahole tendencies, to be sure).
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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby guruilla » Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:14 am

Outstanding:

It is a lot easier to fool people than show them how they have been fooled.
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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby Hugo Farnsworth » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:55 pm

And then there is Lunopolis, a movie whose link I posted in the breakaway civ secret space program thread.

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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby Iamwhomiam » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:44 pm

Hugo, thanks for bringing Lunopolis to our attention. The center of the image is awash with light from the camera of whoever filmed it which for me diminished greatly my enjoyment.

Here's a better version, but still not HD, http://putlockers.ch/watch-lunopolis-2009-online-free-putlocker.html Version 1, don't waste your time clicking on Version 2, as it's a Chinese site with no link to the flick that I could locate. MacAfee warns one who clicks on it's Putlocker link to beware.

Also, for those (maybe only me!) who don't use a torrent site might find this article useful:

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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby brekin » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:33 pm

Chipolte remakes Brazil.



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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby Harvey » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:41 am

For those who haven't seen it, this is former Python Terry Jones in fighting form from his 2006 series, The Barbarians. Historical Revisionism at it's best and most necessary.

For example when Julius Caesar tells us that he fights in defence of the Celts, he is busy killing over a million of them at his own estimate and forcing another million into slavery. Jones demonstrates that his wars against the Celts were in fact resource wars, fought literally for gold, which the 'savages' had in fact been mining at over 400 sites across Europe and which the empire badly needed to pay it's bills.

More than that, the modern sense of words like Barbarian, or Goth have preserved the negative associations the Romans gave them. The Roman mythos is a story of massive self deception and savagery. On rare occasions when Roman writers allowed themselves a moment of reflection, the sudden change of tone is breathtaking.

They plunder, they slaughter, and they steal: this they falsely name Empire, and where they make a wasteland, they call it peace.

Tacitus


Questions such as, why there are no great Roman mathematicians are central to the story. Rome stole or appropriated many or most of it's technical innovations and destroyed innumerable others, if they had been successful in their efforts to 'civilise' the world, all evidence of human achievement for six millennia before would almost certainly have been lost and without them, perhaps the cause of civilisation might have advanced beyond our dreams.

A similar more recent rewriting of western history is ongoing.

Terry Jones' Barbarians: 1. The Primitive Celts

Terry Jones' Barbarians: 2.The Savage Goths

Terry Jones' Barbarians - 3.The Brainy Barbarians

Terry Jones' Barbarians - 4.The End of the World
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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby vince » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:22 am

Terry's series on the Crusades was good, too!
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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby Harvey » Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:48 pm

vince » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:22 pm wrote:Terry's series on the Crusades was good, too!


Thanks for the tip Vince, didn't know about it. What I get (happily enough) for not owning a television over the last couple of decades...
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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby Harvey » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:32 pm

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John Pilger's new film - The Coming War on China - will be in UK cinemas from Monday 5 December 2016 and on ITV at 10.35pm on Tuesday 6 December.

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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby 0_0 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:15 pm



fun 90s comedy about an election
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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby norton ash » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:47 pm

^^^ One of my fave American films. Alexander Payne also directed 'Citizen Ruth' (1996) another great political comedy.
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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby Belligerent Savant » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:01 pm

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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby Hugo Farnsworth » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:06 pm

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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby Cordelia » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:57 am

Just started reading 'Never Let Me Go', Kazuo Ishiguro's dystopian novel about a group of children raised at a mysterious English boarding school called 'Hailsham'. I saw the film adaptation several years ago and it's one of the most powerful films I'll never watch again. Just too heartbreaking, about the human cost of science and medicine. Strong, poignant performances, especially actor Andrew Garfield's Tommy D.


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