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    I ventured to take a look at the Golden Globe Awards this evening.
    It was a pretty brief peek.
    If you're not a Hollywood (artist), don't bother watching.
    It's all insider stuff.
    Empty fluff stuff.
    I fill like I need a good shower.
    Yuk!

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    My daughter had never seen Being There.

    So we watched it last night.

    Great movie, imho.

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    Godzilla Minus One, went to see the Toho OG,
    suprised by a good story.

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    I'm waiting for everything to come out on Betamax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott G. View Post
    Godzilla Minus One, went to see the Toho OG,
    suprised by a good story.
    I agree. It was a great movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott G. View Post
    Godzilla Minus One, went to see the Toho OG,
    suprised by a good story.
    Trying to see this with my kids before the youngest goes back to college. Looks good!
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    I am a big Wes Anderson fan, although the French Dispatch was a little meh. His latest, "Asteroid City," might be his best movie. The Roald Dahl short features are brilliant. I love cinematography with the capture of colors and depth. Wes Anderson adds symmetry and composition to enhance the story.

    I love big film movies like The Quiet Man, McClintock!, and other John Ford Westerns. By big film, I mean they need a big screen. On my way to and from Wyoming each summer, I go through Monument Valley. I always stop to take it all in. As a historian, I know the old Westerns followed racist stereotypes, but I still love the images.
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    A good friend's son

    https://canvasrebel.com/meet-nick-de...oMQ-tSAh8hGDsg

    "My concern is that art, craft, form, style… these things don’t matter to people anymore. I feel like when people say “art film” or “arthouse” they’re using it like a bad word. It feels like Hollywood doesn’t think people care about the deeply meaningful exemplary crafted pieces of cinema anymore. They make those decisions based on audience reactions. So maybe audiences just don’t care what type of films or shows they see anymore as long as they get to binge watch content that’s as easily digested as late night Taco Bell."
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    Saw Godzilla Minus One today with the kids. A good movie, and a good monster movie. That Ginza scene—very glad my first time seeing that was on a movie screen, with theater sound.

    IMG_0026.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by 72gmc View Post
    Saw Godzilla Minus One today with the kids. A good movie, and a good monster movie. That Ginza scene—very glad my first time seeing that was on a movie screen, with theater sound.

    IMG_0026.jpg
    It must be a massive improvement over their last Godzilla movie 'Shin Godzilla' which I recently watched on NHK BS, and it was a serious disappointment. I was skeptical if I wanted to drop cash and go see this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bironi View Post
    I ventured to take a look at the Golden Globe Awards this evening.
    It was a pretty brief peek.
    If you're not a Hollywood (artist), don't bother watching.
    It's all insider stuff.
    Empty fluff stuff.
    I fill like I need a good shower.
    Yuk!

    Mods,
    Move this to the Thursday B-session if so inclined.
    Thanks.
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    Is it me or 90% of the movies that show in theaters nowadays are either sequels or license reuse of either: Marvel/DC, toys or video games. I mean movies based on books and popular stories have been a thing since the movie industry exists but it seems the original content/story is rarer and rarer every decade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbill View Post
    I am a big Wes Anderson fan, although the French Dispatch was a little meh. His latest, "Asteroid City," might be his best movie. The Roald Dahl short features are brilliant. I love cinematography with the capture of colors and depth. Wes Anderson adds symmetry and composition to enhance the story.

    I love big film movies like The Quiet Man, McClintock!, and other John Ford Westerns. By big film, I mean they need a big screen. On my way to and from Wyoming each summer, I go through Monument Valley. I always stop to take it all in. As a historian, I know the old Westerns followed racist stereotypes, but I still love the images.
    I have to watch Asteroid City again. Everyone I was with didn't like it, but I thought it was good. My only complaint is that Anderson didn't make the actor playing an actor who was an actor fold one more time and really push the dimensional aspect. The scalability of performance.

    Reminded me in a related way to Charles and Ray Eames' "Powers of Ten" film short (as influenced by the concepts of Kees Boeke I should mention.)

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    You will need to sign into fbook, but if you have never seen the films made by the brothers Quay, find a way to see them.

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=713606092351101
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    Quote Originally Posted by vertical_doug View Post
    It must be a massive improvement over their last Godzilla movie 'Shin Godzilla' which I recently watched on NHK BS, and it was a serious disappointment. I was skeptical if I wanted to drop cash and go see this one.
    It is. My kid was excited to see Shin Godzilla, but it turned into two hours of us mocking the line reads and the many conference rooms (although we enjoyed the team uniforms). We only found the dubbed version of that movie—I was very glad that Toho distributed the subtitled version of Minus One in the US.
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    I haven't seen a decent film since the original Mothra...

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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    I have to watch Asteroid City again. Everyone I was with didn't like it, but I thought it was good. My only complaint is that Anderson didn't make the actor playing an actor who was an actor fold one more time and really push the dimensional aspect. The scalability of performance.

    Reminded me in a related way to Charles and Ray Eames' "Powers of Ten" film short.

    If people are used to being entertained by action and special effects, Wes Anderson movies aren't going to do that. I can't imagine watching it with a group of people. I am an engineer/historian married to an artist. We watch movies looking for symbolism and cinematography. Once, we watched "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou," making a list of all the Greek references or symbology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbill View Post
    If people are used to being entertained by action and special effects, Wes Anderson movies aren't going to do that. I can't imagine watching it with a group of people. I am an engineer/historian married to an artist. We watch movies looking for symbolism and cinematography. Once, we watched "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou," making a list of all the Greek references or symbology.
    Yes. That's what I meant. Take that folding of actor acting an actor acting and push it farther as an idea. Visually Wes Anderson is a lush minimalist. There's lots to look at, but everything is a stand-in for a narrative, a time, a place, etc.

    Look at this scene and see if you don't see also that Charles and Ray Eames film (based on the ideas of Kees Boeke.)

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    Jane Greer and Robert Mitchum in "Out of the Past". But then I'm stuck in the darkness of 1947.

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    Nolan did pretty well at the Golden Globes.

    Here’s a good discussion of his filmmaking:

    https://www.theguardian.com/film/202...ry-oppenheimer

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