“How are those films—In Another Country and Raw Deal?”
Raw Deal is a seminal noir, Jazz. In Another Country is a fine film, it’s striving to be cosmopolitan a bit more than Hong’s earlier films, so it might actually be a film that opens up the rest of them for you, I dunno.
I’m sorry Jazz but I feel like there are other people that can help you with this because I don’t think I can. Everything you say that they aren’t, they are. These are stories of people. Whether these people have a path or end up differently than where they started is something that isn’t of great importance. I think what you’re looking for is not story, but a straightforward plot.
His films aren’t telling stories in the conventional Hollywood way because not everything is done like it is in Hollywood.
Watch In Another Country and if you don’t “get” that one then I really don’t know what to tell you. Just don’t watch The Day He Arrives. Even though I think it’s one of his best, that one will definitely scramble you.
I realize that—but I don’t know an alternative way of orientating myself to the film. I appreciate your attempt to help though. (I think The Day He Arrives is one of the films I saw.)
Thanks for the feedback.
I’m not recognizing/caring about too much of what’s expiring in the next few weeks, but these two will be gone on 6/1:
The Savage Innocents (1960, Nicholas Ray)
White Dog (1982, Samuel Fuller)
two very interesting films!!! ^ for myself i love the savage innocents. some people find it offensive. a lot of people love white dog but i’m not one of them altho i love fuller every bit as much as ray. sing along now!
Hong Sang-soo’s Like You Know It All is streaming on Hulu. I think this one is free so Hulu + is not necessary, but I may be wrong. I think his films are quite funny, but this was the first time that I really cracked up during.
^^^Just checked out Woman on the Beach from the library yesterday, so that will be my first foray into Hong (or is it Sang-Soo? I can never tell if these names have already been flipped around or not).
That’s a good first pick, Captain. If you want more streaming Hong, his first film The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well is available on YouTube completely free and legal via the Korean Film Archive.
^^^Cool. How are the English captions? When a foreign film on youtube has that captions button, I’ve found them very hit or miss (though it’s been a while since I’ve tried)
The Virgin Stripped Bare by her Bachelors and Hahaha are also on Hulu+.
Anyone notice how Netflix just cleared their classics section? I’m thinking about switching over to Hulu+ since they have the criterion collection.
Can anybody with Hulu+ tell me about the quality of the Criterion films they stream? Are they the latest remastered versions?
Notso – Yes, they are the latest versions. Quality obviously won’t be as good as a BD, but they stream from their best prints.