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« #12225 : July 10, 2013, 12:59:19 PM »

When I first saw an Ozu film I was disappointed by its simplicity. But there was a big retrospective on TV, and I watched them all. After about 4 or 5 films I got used to their style and began to enjoy them.

Kohayagawa-ke no aki (1961) was probably the most fascinating back then.


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« #12226 : July 10, 2013, 02:09:37 PM »

Kohayagawa-ke no aki (1961) was probably the most fascinating back then.
I like the color ones especially, and this one I am particularly fond of because of the vibrant hues (perhaps being made at Toho instead of Shochiku has something to do with that?). Anyway, this is the one color Ozu not yet available on Blu-ray with English subs. I hope that will not long be the case.



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« #12227 : July 11, 2013, 06:18:02 AM »

CONTRABAND (2012)

Caught the last 40minutes or so in TV while eating. Seems to do a regular job, apart from Mark Wahlberg and the shaky cam/quick edit. Anyway, I'm writing about it here because toward the end they use the salt technique from OUATIA. They even try to get the same feeling that is in the Leone scene: they first think it didn't work, then one package reaches the surface, then another, and they build to a climax and a wide shot with everything in it. Then one if the guy falls in the water. It was fun to witness such a rip-off.


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« #12228 : July 11, 2013, 07:01:22 AM »

Oxen (1991) "The Ox" - 8/10
The only feature film solely directed by Sven Nykvist. Late 1860s, a famine plagues Sweden. In order to feed his family, a peasant (played by Stellan Skarsgård) kills one of the two oxen of his neighbor. The story follows him trying to cope with the legal and social consequences but also his own conscience. Filled with regular actors from Ingmar Bergman's films. I wouldn't have minded Nykvist directing a second feature.


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« #12229 : July 11, 2013, 12:04:29 PM »

When I first saw an Ozu film I was disappointed by its simplicity. But there was a big retrospective on TV, and I watched them all. After about 4 or 5 films I got used to their style and began to enjoy them.
Plot for Ozu, at least in his late period, is something of a McGuffin. That is, the plots are necessary for the characters to reveal who they are, but are of little consequence to the audience. That's why Ozu can blithely re-use his plots over and over: Late Spring (1949), Late Autumn (1960), and An Autumn Afternoon (1962), for example, all use the same plot. What distinguishes each of the films (and they're all first-rate) is the characters, who naturally differ. And its the characters who provide the interest. Watching Ozu is like visiting people you know well; you either enjoy their company or you don't.



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« #12230 : July 11, 2013, 12:52:19 PM »

Watching Ozu is like visiting people you know well; you either enjoy their company or you don't.

Well said ...


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« #12231 : July 11, 2013, 03:30:02 PM »

The Reckless Moment (1949) Director: Max Ophüls with James Mason, Joan Bennett, Geraldine Brooks 7/10

Female on the Beach (1955) Director: Joseph Pevney Woman's Noir with Joan Crawford, Jeff Chandler, Jan Sterling, Cecil Kellaway, and Cecil Kellaway noir light 6/10


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« #12232 : July 11, 2013, 04:00:48 PM »

Female on the Beach (1955) Director: Joseph Pevney Woman's Noir with Joan Crawford, Jeff Chandler, Jan Sterling, Cecil Kellaway, and Cecil Kellaway noir light 6/10
I liked this more than a "6." I enjoyed the many sarcastic lines Joan caustically delivers. It's also nice seeing Mrs. Howell before she was Mrs. Howell.



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« #12233 : July 11, 2013, 05:09:59 PM »

Seven Miles from Alcatraz (1942) 7/10

This is one of those movies where someone who says "it's not my war" eventually learns to wave the flag. In this case, it's two escaped prisoners from Alcatraz who take a group of people on a lighthouse hostage - but when they learn that one of them is actually a Nazi spy, they risk their own freedom to try to help save the world. Kinda like Casablanca, right?

Directed by Edward Dmytryk.


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« #12234 : July 13, 2013, 03:52:57 AM »

"La mariée était en noir" The Bride Wore Black (1968) François Truffaut's adaptation of Cornell Woolrich's (as William Irish) novel staring Jeanne Moreau. 7/10


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« #12235 : July 13, 2013, 07:42:15 AM »

Garden State - 2/10 - Absolutely painful to watch. Every single moment of the film feels contrived to get an "OMG how wacky and endearing are these characters!" reaction out of the audience. Natalie Portman, whom I usually love, is absolutely intolerable. Hate it.



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« #12236 : July 13, 2013, 10:15:18 AM »

"La mariée était en noir" The Bride Wore Black (1968) François Truffaut's adaptation of Cornell Woolrich's (as William Irish) novel staring Jeanne Moreau. 7/10
And with a score by Bernard Herrmann. And also this: "Know why the Chinese never use this finger? [beat] Because it's mine." Ha!



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« #12237 : July 13, 2013, 12:50:12 PM »

The Bridge at Remagen - 7/10 - Typical (in a good way) WWII flick. Robert Vaughn as a Nazi, though - whose bright idea was that?



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« #12238 : July 13, 2013, 12:52:10 PM »

The Killer is Loose (1956) Joseph Cotten, Rhonda Fleming and Wendell Corey 7/10


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« #12239 : July 13, 2013, 08:25:20 PM »

The Bridge at Remagen - 7/10 - Typical (in a good way) WWII flick. Robert Vaughn as a Nazi, though - whose bright idea was that?

I saw this like 4 years ago (rented off iTunes, watched on my laptop) I think I rated it like a 6.5/10. I don't like George Segal.

It's definitely hard to watch an actor you know and love as a Nazi (like Orson Welles as The Stranger). But the time I saw this, I didn't yet know who Vaughn was; took me a while to stop hating him cuz I always (subconsciously) thought of him as a Nazi. In a way, I'd prefer these movies used real Germans whom I could actually hate, rather than just hating the character.
And I didn't like how they make him into the, well, if not a "good Nazi," perhaps a more reflective and thoughtful one.


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