what was the last 'classic film' you watched and were knocked out by?

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oh yeah, strickland has totally seen the shout

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 25 October 2022 17:06 (ten months ago) link

Exotica is all about evoking a place and a feeling, which is what most of my favourite films are about.

link.exposing.politically (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 25 October 2022 17:14 (ten months ago) link

Yep.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 25 October 2022 17:15 (ten months ago) link

I saw The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane in the theater when I was 8 and it was probably the heaviest, most adult film I'd seen to that point. It raised some questions.

Dr Morbius called it "icky."

Josefa, Tuesday, 25 October 2022 17:18 (ten months ago) link

it is pretty icky, especially having 13-year-old jodie foster be nude in a sexual setting (though body-doubled by her older sister)

na (NA), Tuesday, 25 October 2022 17:23 (ten months ago) link

Exotica is all about evoking a place and a feeling

I feel this in Egoyan's intimate, small-scale movies like Next of Kin and Calendar, but most of his well-known movies feel too mannered to be evocative. He's like the jigsaw puzzle maker who's more concerned with how the pieces fit together than the picture itself.

High and Low is my favourite Kurosawa, and mentally I always connect it with The Bad Sleep Well as contemporary thrillers, but there's a crushing inevitability to the latter that maybe makes it less exciting.

Halfway there but for you, Wednesday, 26 October 2022 16:38 (ten months ago) link

I tend to confuse those Kurosawas.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 26 October 2022 16:41 (ten months ago) link

The Old Dark House

I love the pre-code stuff

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Old_Dark_House_(1932_film)

| (Latham Green), Wednesday, 26 October 2022 16:44 (ten months ago) link

Old Dark House is great, kind of a comedy but also truly grotesque.

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 27 October 2022 09:43 (ten months ago) link

The James Whale specialty.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 27 October 2022 09:58 (ten months ago) link

When Saul is released from the room - at first he seems so harmless but quickly becomes one of the more strangely terrifying characters in film history

| (Latham Green), Thursday, 27 October 2022 19:49 (ten months ago) link


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