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« on: July 05, 2016, 02:00:50 PM »

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jul/04/abbas-kiarostami-palme-dor-winning-iranian-film-maker-dies?CMP=share_btn_tw

He hadn't made a decent film since switching to digital, but might have had one last masterwork in him. Too bad. The lions pass from the scene, but jackals like Malick and PTA Anderson continue to thrive.

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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2016, 11:41:40 AM »

Didn't like certified copy.

Haven't seen any others.

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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2016, 11:55:55 AM »

Didn't like certified copy.
Neither did I. See his Iranian films. Wink

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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2016, 01:30:46 PM »

Thousands turn out to mourn in Tehran. https://twitter.com/NegarMortazavi/status/752098547596681216

Somehow I'm guessing the turnout for Cimino won't be as impressive. . . .

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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2016, 10:21:56 AM »

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jul/04/abbas-kiarostami-palme-dor-winning-iranian-film-maker-dies?CMP=share_btn_tw

He hadn't made a decent film since switching to digital, but might have had one last masterwork in him. Too bad. The lions pass from the scene, but jackals like Malick and PTA Anderson continue to thrive.

What did you like from him? I've only seen "Where Is the Friend's Home?" and it wasn't even half as good as a failed PTA. I haven't seen anything else. He seemed to be a great guy though, I had a lot of sympathy for him. Sad news. RIP.

Somehow I'm guessing the turnout for Cimino won't be as impressive. . . .

I don't think people in Tehran got the news Cimino was even born at some point.

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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2016, 02:34:25 PM »

What did you like from him? I've only seen "Where Is the Friend's Home?" and it wasn't even half as good as a failed PTA.
Well, I disagree. And then that is the foundation for the so-called Koker Trilogy, so you should see the two films that followed. And then there is Close-up, a very good mix of documentary and fiction. My favorite is the one called (something like) The Wind Will Carry It, his last feature on film.

I don't just mean that people in Tehran won't be turning out en masse for Cimino; he won't be drawing thousands anywhere. And this is as it should be.

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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2016, 02:47:48 PM »

Here is Marty's tribute to the man:
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“I was deeply shocked and saddened when I heard the news of Abbas Kiarostami’s death. He was one of those rare artists with a special knowledge of the world, put into words by the great Jean Renoir: ‘Reality is always magic.’ For me, that statement sums up Kiarostami’s extraordinary body of work. Some refer to his pictures as ‘minimal’ or ‘minimalist,’ but it’s actually the opposite: every scene in Taste of Cherry or Where Is the Friend’s House? is overflowing with beauty and surprise, patiently and exquisitely captured. I got to know Abbas over the last 10 or 15 years. He was a very special human being: quiet, elegant, modest, articulate, and quite observant – I don’t think he missed anything. Our paths crossed too seldom, and I was always glad when they did. He was a true gentleman, and, truly, one of our great artists.”
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2016, 05:49:45 AM »

Marty knows who I am  Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro

Please ask him what he thought of my genital herpes TV commercial. It's heavily inspired by his work.

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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2016, 09:45:09 AM »

Please ask him what he thought of my genital herpes TV commercial. It's heavily inspired by his work.
He is aware of it, but he's determined not to let that interfere with your future relationship. What a guy!

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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2016, 02:06:06 AM »

He is aware of it, but he's determined not to let that interfere with your future relationship. What a guy!

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Well, I disagree. And then that is the foundation for the so-called Koker Trilogy, so you should see the two films that followed. And then there is Close-up, a very good mix of documentary and fiction. My favorite is the one called (something like) The Wind Will Carry It, his last feature on film.

Thanks, I'm gonna give them a shot, eventhough my exasperating aunt likes them.

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« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2016, 06:37:48 PM »

More gush from Marty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csWZl9dTsw8

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