Author Topic: CaB Film Club - Central Nomination/Voting Thread  (Read 1232 times)

Re: CaB Film Club - Central Nomination/Voting Thread
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2019, 02:52:07 PM »
rasta-spouse's turn to come up with the next lot of nominations, the main question of the suggestions really seems to be availability. I mean were not going to be able to go with stuff that's all on Youtube, Dailymotion, etc every time but what is peoples preference? Netflix/Amazon? DVD/BR's and if the latter at what kind of price?

Justwatch.com is a good place to check availability of stuff.

Sorry I was a bit tied up with things last week so didn't bother to understand the rules.

Re: CaB Film Club - Central Nomination/Voting Thread
« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2019, 04:15:25 PM »
Justwatch.com is a good place to check availability of stuff.

Sorry I was a bit tied up with things last week so didn't bother to understand the rules.

Would have taken at least 3 votes to change the result anyway and as mentioned Marienbad does seem a good choice in that its short and open to a lot of theories.

I spose the voting on noms itself can be somewhat of a filter for availability, people going for what they are more likely to watch.

Re: CaB Film Club - Central Nomination/Voting Thread
« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2019, 04:43:26 PM »
*** CaB Film Club Rota #2 Nominations - rasta-spouse ***



So I was listening to someone on a podcast who had worked with Luc Besson describe him as a guy with "a camera for a head". I thought it was a very interesting turn of phrase, and quite apt for the Cinema du Look lot. It got me thinking about other directors who had that particular affliction to the point perhaps where the narrative came second, but in a way that the scenes filmed were so mesmeric that it didn't matter.

Here's a list of films, currently on my mind, that have a mesmeric quality. The first is Bleak Moments, and it is the exception - it's not visually impressive in the slightest - but something about the performances and what Leigh channels from the actors is profound in its mundanity. I'm always hypnotised by this film. Ghostbox Cowboy is a new film, it's not a comedy in the "haha" sense, it's more a surreal odyssey like Repo Man or The Magic Christian, shot like kooky Dogme 95 and each frame seems packed with immersive detail. I was really impressed with it so put it on the list. Another choice is a minor tv work from Bela Tarr - only one hour long, composed of only two shots, and a story we all know inside out. The whole film is on youtube so it's something accessible to all. The other films you've probably heard of and are super, yes, it'd be great if I could place a very economic Sarris-style sentence on each director but I lack the condensational ability. Check them out:   



1. Bleak Moments (1971, Mike Leigh) - excerpt - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtLhmm1rg9Q

2. Ghostbox Cowboy (2018, John Maringouin) - trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGHdtPCsYg4

3. Macbeth (1982, Bela Tarr) - entire film - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqYAesm3W0Y&t=501s

4. American Astronaut (2001, Cory McAbee)
- trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uujG1ADn2zk

5. Underground (1996, Emir Kusturica) - trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYTvmLvLchs

6. Les Amants Du Pont Neuf (1992, Leos Carax) - trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o41cyfTK94




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Re: CaB Film Club - Central Nomination/Voting Thread
« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2019, 10:51:55 PM »
So... how do you join?

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Re: CaB Film Club - Central Nomination/Voting Thread
« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2019, 12:29:09 AM »
*** CaB Film Club Rota #2 Nominations - rasta-spouse ***



So I was listening to someone on a podcast who had worked with Luc Besson describe him as a guy with "a camera for a head". I thought it was a very interesting turn of phrase, and quite apt for the Cinema du Look lot. It got me thinking about other directors who had that particular affliction to the point perhaps where the narrative came second, but in a way that the scenes filmed were so mesmeric that it didn't matter.

Here's a list of films, currently on my mind, that have a mesmeric quality. The first is Bleak Moments, and it is the exception - it's not visually impressive in the slightest - but something about the performances and what Leigh channels from the actors is profound in its mundanity. I'm always hypnotised by this film. Ghostbox Cowboy is a new film, it's not a comedy in the "haha" sense, it's more a surreal odyssey like Repo Man or The Magic Christian, shot like kooky Dogme 95 and each frame seems packed with immersive detail. I was really impressed with it so put it on the list. Another choice is a minor tv work from Bela Tarr - only one hour long, composed of only two shots, and a story we all know inside out. The whole film is on youtube so it's something accessible to all. The other films you've probably heard of and are super, yes, it'd be great if I could place a very economic Sarris-style sentence on each director but I lack the condensational ability. Check them out:   



1. Bleak Moments (1971, Mike Leigh) - excerpt - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtLhmm1rg9Q

2. Ghostbox Cowboy (2018, John Maringouin) - trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGHdtPCsYg4

3. Macbeth (1982, Bela Tarr) - entire film - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqYAesm3W0Y&t=501s

4. American Astronaut (2001, Cory McAbee)
- trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uujG1ADn2zk

5. Underground (1996, Emir Kusturica) - trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYTvmLvLchs

6. Les Amants Du Pont Neuf (1992, Leos Carax) - trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o41cyfTK94




(vote away!)


Don't ask me why, but I think I'm gonna go for Ghostbox Cowboy.

Re: CaB Film Club - Central Nomination/Voting Thread
« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2019, 03:11:20 AM »
So... how do you join?

You just have, really the only reason for having a members list was to help avoid sock puppet voting and to keep a rota for choosing nominations.

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Re: CaB Film Club - Central Nomination/Voting Thread
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2019, 09:27:57 PM »
Coo. OK, I think I'd go for American Astronaut, because I had to look it up as I was confused about why we'd be watching that film where Charlize Theron's husband is an astronaut who might be an alien, and this actual film sounds mental.

Re: CaB Film Club - Central Nomination/Voting Thread
« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2019, 11:31:42 AM »
I think I'm going to say Ghostbox Cowboy just because of how bizarre everything about it seems.

Re: CaB Film Club - Central Nomination/Voting Thread
« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2019, 01:03:23 PM »
I'll go with Underground based on the previous hype Raste gave it.

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Re: CaB Film Club - Central Nomination/Voting Thread
« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2019, 04:16:59 AM »
I've been meaning to see Bleak Moments and The American Astronaut for AGES. Tough pick between them. Although I think I've been meaning to see The American Astronaut for even longer, so let's go with that for my vote.

Re: CaB Film Club - Central Nomination/Voting Thread
« Reply #40 on: April 12, 2019, 08:06:26 AM »
What kind of timescale do people want to keep to now? Marienbad discussion seems to be slowing down and the threads still going to be there anyway so I was thinking maybe start off with the winner of these noms after the weekend?

Re: CaB Film Club - Central Nomination/Voting Thread
« Reply #41 on: April 12, 2019, 08:36:05 AM »
I'm happy to have a relaxed pace (bit woolly, yes), I just watched Marienbad last night and am mulling it over....

Re: CaB Film Club - Central Nomination/Voting Thread
« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2019, 09:01:34 AM »
I'm happy to have a relaxed pace (bit woolly, yes), I just watched Marienbad last night and am mulling it over....

Part of the reason I thought separate threads for each discussion was the way to go is that there doesn't really need to be a cutoff point when one discussion ends as another starts, that is the Marienbad discussion wouldn't need to end when your winning nomination starts. Probably in favour of more obscure cinema as well which people might take awhile to track down.

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Re: CaB Film Club - Central Nomination/Voting Thread
« Reply #43 on: April 12, 2019, 01:14:58 PM »
Found a good working streaming link of Ghostbox Cowboy if it wins. Hit me up if so.

Already got/seen American Astronaut so I'll be set for that (yay me).  You caught Stingray Sam as well, rasta?  I like the soundstagey space western vibe of those two.  They're like Cowboy Bebop if people randomly sung all the time.

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Re: CaB Film Club - Central Nomination/Voting Thread
« Reply #44 on: April 12, 2019, 05:35:43 PM »
I'm voting for Ghostbox Cowboy as I've seen most of the others, though I'd have no issue with watching them again as I enjoyed them all, The American Astronaut especially.

Re: CaB Film Club - Central Nomination/Voting Thread
« Reply #45 on: April 13, 2019, 09:39:53 PM »
American Astronaut looks good to me.

Edit: this'll be my last post for a while, so maybe you should take my name off the list,  sorry. Hope my vote still counts!
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Re: CaB Film Club - Central Nomination/Voting Thread
« Reply #46 on: April 14, 2019, 09:23:29 AM »
You caught Stingray Sam as well, rasta?  I like the soundstagey space western vibe of those two.  They're like Cowboy Bebop if people randomly sung all the time.

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Re: CaB Film Club - Central Nomination/Voting Thread
« Reply #47 on: April 14, 2019, 08:14:42 PM »
Bleak Moments and Ghostbox Cowboy are the ones leaping out at me, but I guess it's Ghostbox that's getting the most votes.

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Re: CaB Film Club - Central Nomination/Voting Thread
« Reply #48 on: April 15, 2019, 05:20:41 PM »
Macbeth

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« Reply #49 on: April 15, 2019, 05:22:11 PM »
Macbeth

Re: CaB Film Club - Central Nomination/Voting Thread
« Reply #50 on: April 15, 2019, 06:28:56 PM »
Current votes...

Bleak Moments - 0

Ghostbox Cowboy - 4

Macbeth - 2

American Astronaut - 3

Underground - 1

Les Amants Du Pont Neuf - 0

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Re: CaB Film Club - Central Nomination/Voting Thread
« Reply #51 on: April 18, 2019, 07:25:56 AM »
All of these look bloody brilliant. I'll go Les Amants Du Pont Neuf  just because I fancy Juliette Binoche.

Re: CaB Film Club - Central Nomination/Voting Thread
« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2019, 11:17:11 AM »
I'll start off the next discussion thread at the weekend ok? so vote before sunday if you want to.

Oh and zongmouse mouse is the next on the nomination list.