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Film Database Submission April 2010 about 3 years ago
Downside Up (1984)
Post a song you are currently listening to about 3 years ago
Tame Impala – Runaway Houses City Clouds
A question for current and past Film majors over 2 years ago
i’m more worried about how few books these film students read. that’s more important than seeing lots of films.
Has anyone heard about the Counter Culture Film Fest? over 2 years ago
The Counter Culture, Counter Cinema:
An Avant-Garde Film Festival in Los Angeles starts tomorrow.
Wasn’t sure if anyone else in the Los Angeles was aware of the events this weekend.
let it be known…
i’ll be going the whole weekend. let me know if anyone else is going.
FILM DATABASE SUBMISSION OCTOBER 2010 over 2 years ago
Lupe (1966), DIR. Jose Rodriguez-Soltero
Film Database Submission February 2011 over 2 years ago
Fat Man on a Beach (1973)
Dir. Michael Bakewell
Starring poet and writer: B.S. Johnson
What in the World Do People Expect from Discussions Here? about 2 years ago
I think that J. Rosenbaum, wrote a great article on his experiences in forums and internet-writing, here’s a quote from his article, Film Writing on the Web: Some Personal Reflections:
“More generally, the kind of discourse and behavior one encounters in “a
film by” [another chat room] seems to run the gamut from news and critical analysis to childish
and protracted exchanges of insults—a mix that is by no means restricted to
chatgroups dealing with film, and which also can be characterized as split between
occasional and habitual (or even compulsive) contributors—those who
periodically visit and those who appear to do very little apart from exchange
comments. Significantly, this particular group was initially formed by critics
Fred Camper and Peter Tonguette to counter the impolite behavior in other
film chatgroups, and it continues to be monitored for that reason, but this
hasn’t prevented the discussions from periodically descending into invective
that overwhelms other forms of communication. It would be interesting to
hear from psychologists and / or psychoanalysts about the psychic reservoirs
and “family plots” that appear to be tapped into by these exchanges, leading
to forms of behavior that seem to be specific to the Internet and periodically
undermine some of the more progressive and utopian possibilities” (Rosenbaum, 283)
From Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia.
Surreal-Moviez invite almost 2 years ago
Has anyone received an invite? That would be great if I could get an invite too. Best regards to whom ever.
Is it all simply a matter of curiosity and lack of a questioning in the larger-public? I don’t think that this is a question of superiority though, but more of a witnessing of the evolution of cinema and the division of its prospective audiences.
For some reason, I feel that the films a casual movie goer tends to see give easy answers which make them less curious. So they don’t have any chance to see films that would align with the cinephile preferences simply because they’ve been fed the “anti-questiong, typical hollywood film” so they become locked into their own initial taste and continue to see those types of films again and again, until some other influence shows them what cinema can also be… and then, well, then they become just as hooked like the rest of us.
rather a silly topic isn’t it?
Film Database Submission January 2012 over 1 year ago
Dir. Christian Lebrat