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What We Talk About When We Talk About Horror almost 5 years ago

When I watch a horror movie, there are certain things in horror movies that will make the audience scared even without monsters/blood. There have been many times when I watched a horror film, and just the camera angle made me feel uneasy. Certain directors really get creative in making the viewer feel scared. I really, really enjoy that.

Although blood and monsters can be the easiest way to scare, the little things make the difference. In Rosemary’s baby, just the facial expressions of the party guests when they see Rosemary at the height of her pregnancy are frightening. I think an excellent horror film is one that takes absolutely everything into account. What can I do to make this more terrifying for the audience? is what they’re thinking, and the directors that create a dreadful mood really draw me into the story and film

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You know your a cinephile when? almost 5 years ago

you quote your favorite movies in real life…
you compare real life situations to ones in classic movies…
you find ways to critique even the mainstream movies…
you make a square with your fingers and say “god this would make an EXCELLENT camera angle…”

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Ponyo on the Cliff - Hayao Miyazaki almost 5 years ago

So, I am a total Miyazaki fan (really, how can you not be?) and i’ve seen the preview for his latest film “Gake no ue no Ponyo” or, in english, Ponyo on the Cliff.

This strikes me as more of a children’s movie, more on the My Neighbor Totoro side? Although I thought My Neighbor Totoro was adorable, Hayao’s other movies like Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle tend to have more of an interesting story as well as creepy undertones and adult themes. The preview looks cheeky but I honestly don’t know if I’m going to see this one…

For the Miyazaki fans, what do you think? Do you think this will be a good one?
the preview is here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfAUIZMccCA

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You know your a cinephile when? almost 5 years ago

The best is when you quote a movie, and nobody knows what the hell you’re talking about.
I do this frequently with “American Psycho” and i get quite a few strange looks…
it’s wonderful…

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What are your "Guilty Pleasure" films? almost 5 years ago

The Family Stone isn’t exactly a classic but it’s got Luke Wilson, Dianne Keaton, and Rachel McAdams and I own it and have watched it a million times…

Also Valley Girl…Nicholas Cage just cracks me up.

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you cringe when someone tells you they love this film... almost 5 years ago

What are the films that when someone says “Oh, I love ******** you HAVE to watch it!” you cringe and want to punch them.

So far, I’ve had 4 people tell me how “adorable” P.S. I Love You was, and there is no way in hell I am watching that piece of crap.
What movies, when recommended to you, do you cringe at?

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Last.Fm comunity.....someone in The Auteurs? almost 5 years ago

http://www.last.fm/user/tigerfriend

always welcome to new friends!

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Your favorite title sequence almost 5 years ago

Romeo and Juliet (with Leo + Claire) ALL THE WAY.
Almost Famous (although it was incredibly simple)
The Royal Tenenbaums

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Best on screen chemistry (male/female) almost 5 years ago

Diane Keaton / Woody Allen by far…
but does it really count because they really were in love? not exactly complete acting…

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you cringe when someone tells you they love this film... almost 5 years ago

anubhav – i loved donnie darko purely because i really, really love movies that involve time travel, changing the future, etc. it was dark, visually interesting and i liked the story. also, evil bunnies only add to the love, right?

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Horror almost 5 years ago

I feel like horror didn’t lost prestige after the 1950’s, but only changed in the amount of gore the audience was willing to see. Suddenly in the 60’s and 70’s all these porno directors were switching to horror, and the results were terrifying. Last House on the Left, Texas Chainsaw Massacre…all rose to a whole new level of terror. Were the films as well done as the ones in the past? No, not really. But as far as horror goes, the new films were gruesome and frankly more horrifying then the older films that we call classics.

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What Film Are You Most Looking Forward To In 2009? almost 5 years ago

Fantastic Mr. Fox
500 Days of Summer
Sherlock Holmes
Alice in Wonderland
Tokyo (i think this already out?)
Where the Wild Things Are
The Lovely Bones

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Playing with the viewer's mind almost 5 years ago

Funny Games really is funny in getting the audience’s attention. It’s as if all of a sudden you aren’t watching a movie, but are in fact watching a series of brutal murders…

Woody Allen makes use of the audience in a lot of his films, especially Annie Hall. There’s a lot of talking to the audience as if they were really in a room with him and involved in his conversation.

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you cringe when someone tells you they love this film... almost 5 years ago

rich uncle skeleton – When I made this forum, it was more of me asking “what films do you really, really hate.” I understand that everyone has different tastes when it comes to film, but I find it interesting that some people in this forum don’t like Oscar winning movies or films that have gone down in history as being “a classic”. It’s really just a forum to showcase what exactly do you think is a “bad” film.

I think it’s perfectly okay to sneer at High School musical, and I think it’s okay to sneer at Fight Club. Because, at least to me, they’re all movies that have been played in theaters available to everyone to see. Although HSM and Fight Club are completely different in their writing, cinematography, and more…the basic fact is they’re both movies.

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Where are you from? almost 5 years ago

I’m from Philadelphia.
My daddy owns an advertising agency. He writes ads.

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what's the most pretentious thing someone has said to you about a movie? almost 5 years ago

“You obviously didn’t get the underlying meaning then. I interpreted a sort of “beauty in the breakdown” sort of thing that amidst the chaos of broken relationships and abusive fathers there is always something beautiful…"

A friend told me that after I told him I really didn’t care for American Beauty, and that I thought the messages were a bit mediocre.
What has someone said to you about a film that seemed a little pretentious?

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what's the most pretentious thing someone has said to you about a movie? almost 5 years ago

Jay – To be completely honest, I enjoyed the Dark Knight. Unlike most people on this site, I am welcome to all films and all viewers. It’s insane to think that someone would criticize your opinion about that.

I don’t consider myself a cinephile at all, I just enjoy talking about movies. So when someone acts as if I didn’t “understand” the movie, I can only think “Why should you say what there is to understand?” Some of the people on these forums act as if they themselves are the director…

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Non-Disney Animation almost 5 years ago

Miyazaki ANYTHING.
Also, there is a cute film that is by Hiroyuki Morita called The Cat Returns. It’s adorable and sometimes gets overlooked because it’s not Miyazaki.

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what's the most pretentious thing someone has said to you about a movie? almost 5 years ago

rich uncle skeleton – hahaha “are you ready for some culture?” !!!

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Yur current mood expressed as a film almost 5 years ago

Lost in Translation. Exactly.
I’m actually making origami at the moment…

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What is (are) your favorite frame(s)? almost 5 years ago

everything from royal tenenbaums…
i can’t help it!

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what's the most pretentious thing someone has said to you about a movie? almost 5 years ago

I think when people delve TOO DEEP into a character and a plot is pretentious. Or just acting like you’re better than someone because you saw a certain movie (and trust me, we’ve all done it…)

I consider myself a “film geek” and when that person talked to me about American Beauty that way, I couldn’t help but laugh.

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you cringe when someone tells you they love this film... almost 5 years ago

HHH – I have actually been in a situation where I was talking to people about films, and someone brought up Mulan. I might only be 15 years old but slipping in a Disney princess movie during a serious conversation definitely made me cringe.

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What Is "Movie Hell" For You? almost 5 years ago

aaaaaah what an excellent forum…
definitely Juno.
cute and quirky the first time around, but second time i watched it i wanted to punch her.
can’t see that for an eternity.

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What is up with all the Dark Knight hate? almost 5 years ago

Okay. So, when I first joined the Auteurs I noticed a lot of the people on the forums HATE the Dark Knight. Although I don’t think it’s a masterpiece, I thought it was entertaining. It was funny, dark, and Heath Ledger definitely deserved that Oscar to me…hands down.

For the people who hate this movie, can you explain why?
AND DON’T SAY CHRISTIAN BALE’S VOICE, YES I AGREE THAT’S JUST BAD.

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CONFESSIONS--FILMS YOU ARE ASHAMED TO SAY YOU HAVE NOT SEEN (YET) almost 5 years ago

I have never seen anything Godard.
ISN’T IT TERRIBLE?

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What is up with all the Dark Knight hate? almost 5 years ago

hahahah thanks Soybean I didn’t think to search it before I posted this, I guess I have all my answers right there…

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What is up with all the Dark Knight hate? almost 5 years ago

I do not think my opinions about Heath’s performance had anything to do with his death. I truly felt it was an amazing performance.

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My Winnipeg almost 5 years ago

To be honest?
I hated this movie.
I couldn’t stand the first 10 minutes, and I really am not into the 20’s style film making.
I thought it looked a little “art student”.

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