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Author:  d.mimøsa [ Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:37 pm ]
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Once again, great minds think alike... :;):

Author:  baphomet [ Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:56 am ]
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The problem is really conceptual: Lynch has made of surrealism the fabric of this new season of Twin Peaks, a quality that not only exposed every explored trail to question and doubt (which is interesting, intellectually, but is bound to lead to an essential vacuity) but also sabotages the necessary dramatic, hence logical, progression the format of a tv series demands, with all its prerequisites - above all when it is supposed to be a continuation of an already-existing body.

In a word, it soon ceases to be challenging since every twist in reality seems possible.

That leads me to wonder about the part Mark Frost has really taken in all this.I'm pretty sure we owe him the little reason this series has.

Author:  d.mimøsa [ Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:43 am ]
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Your speculation about Mark Frost is interesting. I never really knew how the two divided the creative tasks between themselves.

Indeed, anything seemed possible and nothing had to make a lot of sense. Much of it still works on the level of atmosphere and imagery, but that doesn't change the fact that it's a very incoherent affair on the whole. You're right: the fact that the season is based on the two preceding ones somehow precludes this sort of radical approach. There were so many loose story ends after the second season that you can't just make a third one without at least trying to tie up those ends - at least if you decide to make a quasi-seemless connection, using the same characters and some of the plot elements. So even if, for a moment, we assume that Lynch's surreal and experimental approach to the third season is legitimate (which it may well be to some extent; after all, a lot of time has passed since the second season, and television has evolved considerably since then), it's not radical and consistent enough to be convincing. If it were to work, he should have left out most of the plot elements and clear references to the earlier seasons altogether. As it stands, he tries to be experimental and inconsistent while at the same time tying it in with the earlier seasons on the plot level, and ultimately, none of these two layers really works because they undermine each other.

Author:  baphomet [ Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:17 pm ]
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Funnily enough, Mark frost is very rarely mentioned when speaking of the TP mythology. I never found any substantial interview or article about his part in TP, as if he had decided to stay in the shadow leaving all the glory to Lynch. Really weird.

Come to think of it, he wrote a book about TP, that I never read... I don't know in what extent it can overlap the third season.

Author:  d.mimøsa [ Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:27 pm ]
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A friend of mine commented very favourably on that book and keeps recommending it to me. I value his opinion, so it's probably worth a look...

Author:  VesicaP23 [ Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:09 pm ]
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Grimm

Author:  baphomet [ Sat May 12, 2018 6:09 pm ]
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Annihilation. I like it a lot.

I don't think one should look for much reason in this film, I read some comments speculating on some deep philosophical intentions. I only hear an aborted speech whose fragments of meaning are so - I guess intentionally- badly articulated and so unclear in themselves that all I perceive is a lid of extra mystery, an unfathomable esotericism on which the director completely relies to generate the spell needed to scramble the "philosophical theory" which he knows is very insufficient.

I see the film as a pure object of fantasy that only plays on its emotional scales. Thrill, fear, rapture, love. There is nothing more ambitious in there than a purely dreamlike, fantastic construction, whose fascinating plastic beauty is the only justification. A beauty full of sap, contrasts, poisonous movements that unsettle and upset.

And the music is such a perfect soundtrack to this otherworldly voyage:

Author:  NTNR [ Tue May 29, 2018 9:37 pm ]
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VesicaP23 wrote:
Grimm


That's my dog's name. lol

I've been watching lots of Teen Titans Go! It's an incredibly stupid but highly entertain show that I just can't stop watching.

Author:  Revoked [ Wed May 30, 2018 4:40 am ]
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James Bond - Licence to Kill. The best!

Author:  NTNR [ Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:12 pm ]
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My wife's been watching the 'Great British Bake Off' and it's pretty entertaining. I like the lack of drama and the direct focus on the actual subject matter. Aside from that I've been watching too much 'Bob's Burgers'. That show is too amusing for its own good.

Author:  unwashed_villager [ Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:21 pm ]
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I've been watching a bunch of movies in Russian to get used to the language:

- Red Sniper (the bits that take part in America are superfluous)
- Spacewalker
- Salut 7
- Stalingrad

... also another russian original:
Men in black 1 - starring Viktor Smithski in 90s hip hop attire

Author:  baphomet [ Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:50 pm ]
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baphomet wrote:
Hey, I've a question for all horror movies maniacs out there: I watched a few years ago a film that I think was about a zombie invasion of some sort (maybe not). The scene I keep in mind was that of an attack against a military troup (or heavily armed cops) inside a bulding. I can remember a rather luxurious setting, an entrance, a hall or something that opened on a door, maybe a lift door. Well, the big thing about that particular scene is that it was shot in very slow motion and that lots of individual action were taking place at the same time, each character having to do something: fight, shoot, jumb and stuff, and that long shot manages to capture all of that in a large circle movement what made that scene quite fascinating.
Does that remind any of you of something?


Funnily enough, Just a few days ago, I watched Zombieland double tap and the opening credits scene is just that, a bullet time sequence with many characters involved. :O

Author:  sinus [ Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:02 pm ]
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"Grave encounters" from 2011.
Really thrilling movie, a mockumentary type of horror:
Image

Author:  abigail [ Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:20 am ]
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watched The Witcher over the holiday period... I never read the books or played the game, but I liked the series.

Author:  baphomet [ Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:53 am ]
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abigail wrote:
watched The Witcher over the holiday period... I never read the books or played the game, but I liked the series.



The short stories are teenagers stuff, poor writing style, no characterisations, lots of chichats on top of it, and a very traditional fantastic bestiary. Not impressed at all. I think Robert E Howard's inspiration is way more fascinating, even if I don't see me reading some of his stories again though...

I watched a few stuff recently, among others Egger's The Llighthouse that is a tad dispappointing; I must say the old working-class 19th century English is hard to decipher, especially when the characters are dead drunk, what is often the case, and this took away quite a lot of the film's power of attraction. But there's an interesting mystery and overall claustrophobic atmosphere. I'll watch it again with French subtitles some day.

I also watched Under the Silver Lake by David Robert Mitchell who did the excellent It Follows; it's very indepted to Lynch's labyrinthine storytelling, it reminds especially of Blue Velvet, but it's too disjointed to convince and it lacks too much the essential obsessive, macabre and otherworldly visionnary talent of Lynch.

Author:  sauron [ Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:02 am ]
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Watched teh Witcher as well and it's sort of ok - but not great. I mean it's fun to watch generally, but it feels a lot like "Buffy the vampire slayer" being more about the simple relationships between characters than any storytelling, and having all the magic and middle-age stuff done very sketchy and incoherent.

IMDB rating of 8.6 honestly surprises me. It doesn't deserve more than 6.5 IMO.

Author:  unwashed_villager [ Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:54 pm ]
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The Geralt saga of books is well worth a read. It caters more to people who like gritty fantasy like Game of thrones than the LOTR crowd. GOT and the Witcher are the only fantasy tales I can compute.

I've played Witcher 2 and 3. The third one is one of the best games. My PC overheated because I was playing that stupid card game too long. :S That happened more than 3 years ago. Ever since then I haven't played another game. So I'm even more biased because the Witcher even cured me from playing video games.

Author:  Abd [ Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:29 pm ]
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Batman 1989.. I saw this back probably around 1993.. I remember I liked it a lot.. but when I saw it yesterday.. it was very superficial and boring..

Author:  NTNR [ Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:51 pm ]
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Abd wrote:
Batman 1989.. I saw this back probably around 1993.. I remember I liked it a lot.. but when I saw it yesterday.. it was very superficial and boring..


I too saw it as a young boy and loved it. When I watched it as an adult I still loved it, but it's about 30 minutes too long.

Author:  unwashed_villager [ Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:24 pm ]
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I'm watching this thing on a certain well known website that uploaded loads of VHS tapes for some reason:

Microsoft Windows 95 Video Guide

Quote:
... ah the wicked witch of windows 95!

:rolling:

Quote:
The worlds first cyber sitcom

:cheeky:

It's surreal. Like watching the tv shows in Robocop. Jennifer Aniston plays a role.

Have you had a look at this website that shall not be named? I suspect they'll get into trouble very soon. Just stay away from things that are horrible.

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