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  • 308: Crisis Theory

    Saw this by chance and thought people in this thread might enjoy it. Living Mall in Taipei, which is currently being demolished, had a structure that looked *quite* similar to Rohoboho.  Cc: @Jim ; @A_Ron_Hubbard

    Back in its glory days:

  • Last Movie You Saw & What Did you Think

    fidoz said:
    Freddy said:
    Alright @fidoz , now you're just making movies up.
    I just put a poll up on The Big Picture Facebook group asking what movie I should watch for my 200th movie of this year. I should hit that milestone on Wednesday. I'll throw the options up on here too. I haven't seen any of these movies. 

    1. Seven Samurai
    2. Chunking Express
    3. Miller's Crossing
    4. Citizen Kane
    5. Vertigo
    I love Chunking Express for how delightfully weird it is. You also get to see one of the earlier collaborations between Wong Kar-Wai and his long-time cinematographer Christopher Doyle featuring psychedelic colors and fluid movement they continued to employ for decades to come. It is a chatty snapshot of a Hong Kong that no longer exists after its return to China one year after this movie was released. The music almost seems too much for how it is used but feels very true to the time and space. Finally, the four main characters were played by an all-star cast so you get a really good introduction of some of the biggest names in Chinese-speaking movies. Enjoy!  
  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    MrX said:
    Chinaski said:
    anyone else having some crazy vivid dreams during shelter in place? i thought it was me, but i ran across an article online where 'it's a thing'. man, i've been having some wild dreams as of late.
    I can't quite remember the details but I had a weird vivid dream the other night involving a huge spider. Definitely not normal stuff for me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    There's an article about this phenomenon:

    "Barrett suggested that the spike in dream recall is a side effect of the slower-paced lifestyle some non-essential workers are now leading. “Changing one’s routine dramatically often leads to more dream recall,” she says. Especially when the new routine involves more sleep." 
  • My Brilliant Friend

    I'm low-key obsessed with this show. If you think being poor sucks, man, just take a look and see what it's like to be a poor woman living in a strict catholic community. The performances from the whole cast are terrific, especially the two leads (both the childhood and current teenage ones). It's a bit like watching Mad Men where the show is a slice of life in a particular place and time, and the most important part of the story is the characters' shared history and how they interact with each other as they grow. It's a really authentic and well-made drama. I imagine @Jim might be interested since it's from his motherland but most of the time the characters don't speak standard Italian so it could be challenging. 

  • Last Movie You Saw & What Did you Think

    fidoz said:
    awookiee said:
    1917 is unlike anything I’ve ever seen, and unlike anything in the history of film. I can’t even begin to imagine how they constructed some of the shots in this movie. It’s intimate and harrowing and dirty and loud and just the most nerve-racking 2 hours. I’m OK with this winning everything now.
    100% agree with you on this.  I would pay a lot of money to have someone break down how exactly this was shot and how they managed to do what they did.  I doubt they'll get into that much of it in the special features once a Blu Ray comes out but I really hope it does include something showing/explaining how they did it.  This should win all of the awards for directing and especially for cinematography.  
    Saw it last night. Absolutely incredible. I just sat there in wonder of how they did this. 
    Don't know if you've seen it but here's one behind the scene/making of video that you might find interesting.