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Open Thread Anonymous 08/24/2019 (Sat) 15:37:41 No. 14
There aren't many people here, but this bunker needs more content. Post something interesting that doesn't fit into other threads.
You need to advertise this board more if you want anons to know it's here.
Missed you guys.
Hey guys. I started typing a reply and then changed threads with the side catalog. The text stayed in the reply box for the new thread. I guess that's better than losing the reply, but it's kind of weird.
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A few weeks ago I found this virtual art gallery for Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors: the book and the film. The site has a lot of good information and pictures.
"Yakutovych Academy" is named for the artist who made the book's woodcut illustrations.
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I remember a recent discussion on the old board about painters who became directors. Well here's one I didn't know about.
>Given his background in painting, it is not surprising his movies are amongst the most visually striking ever to have emerged from Poland: together with Andrzej Żuławski and (lesser known) Wojciech Wiszniewski, Szulkin developed a highly experimental mode, in which grotesque cruelty, wry humor and Darwinian view of society’s pecking order go hand in hand with deep insight into what totalitarianism does to human soul.

And what's this all about (from wikipedia)
>In 2013, Piotr Szulkin demanded the removal of information about the Jewish ancestry of [his father] Paweł Szulkin in his biography in the Polski Słownik Biograficzny (Polish National Dictionary).
Can you rec me something from africa or about africa /k/? So far I watched Africa Addio, Empire of Dust, and, if you can count it, Who Killed Captain Alex. I dig africa things related due to them being fucking niggers, which lead to or may lead to interesting behaviour with the clash they make with modern civilization.
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>africa /k/
Yeah I'll post a link for this one when I have time. It might be hard to find otherwise.
Kommando 52 (1965)
<The film deals with the infamous "Kommando 52", which was active in the 1960s civil war in the Congo and was recruited mainly from West German men. Among them is the former Wehrmacht officer Siegfried Müller. Based on personal accounts and original material - backed by tape recordings of interviewed mercenaries and photos of murdered Africans - it creates a hard hitting historical document.
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Here it is
I just watched it for the first time. It's a pretty interesting snapshot of a time when the leader of Congo hired German soldiers to help stop a rebellion. The documentary focuses more on the mercs than the Africans. The Germans are upbeat and carefree, yet they're merciless and downright sadistic to anyone they capture. I wondered where this sadism came from. It's not clear if they were ordered to be brutal, if they wanted to terrorize the population into submission, or if they were simply amusing themselves. In some cases the situation was so confusing (are these random villagers an enemy?) the mercs just killed everyone.
What do you guys think of Ben Rivers? I see his name often and he's always making new films, but I never bothered to watch any of them.
Is there any where that sells prints of movie matt paintings?
What are some good animated shorts/movies that aren't Nip or Disney shit?
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I recommend The Tragedy of Man (2011) if you haven't seen it yet
<Cannes Palm D'Or winner and Oscar-nominated Hungarian legend of animation, Marcell Jankovics adapted the script of The Tragedy of Man in 1983 from Imre Madách's play. The production of the film started in 1988 but only concluded at the end of 2011 after two and a half decades of struggle. The most acclaimed Hungarian play was written 150 years ago, it was translated to 90 languages, being constantly compared to Goethe's Faust or Dante's Divina Comedia not only because of its theme but also due to its qualities. The play still lives its life in the European cultural sphere: it has been recently translated to Russian and Italian for the umpteenth time.
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Is there still a discord?
I don't think there was a discord for the board, only random people who spammed their rooms
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>good animated shorts

I like these

Сочинушки AKA Russian Dreams (2000) - mix of live action and animation

Elukka (205)- Finnish stop-motion

Peur(s) du noir (208) - spooky French monochrome

Labirynt (1962) - surreal Polish cut-out
screwed up the dates but you get the idea
No thank you.
I remembered Sheeler, but he made only Manhatta.
Се́ча при Ке́рженце
>1971 Soviet animated film directed by Ivan Ivanov-Vano and Yuri Norstein. The film is set to music by Rimsky-Korsakov and uses Russian frescoes and paintings from the 14th–16th centuries. These are animated using 2-dimensional stop motion animation.
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Some new TVs will have "Filmmaker Mode" that's intended to preserve "the filmmakers' creative intent on consumer displays."
This seems like a big deal over very little. People are too stupid to turn off auto-motion so they need Christopher Nolan to endorse a new television setting?
Here's a good video introduction to Richard Williams, visionary animator who died a couple weeks ago


<In a world where live-action and animation are growing closer and closer to one another, Richard Williams was and still is one of the last remaining members of the old guard who wanted to push animation in the exact opposite direction, to do what no other medium can, and that's perhaps most evident in the masterful way in which his films move.
While looking for another clip I found someone talking about Williams in 2014 on the old board
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I never knew Tippy Hedren accused Alfred Hitchcock of sexually assaulting her. Who knows if it's true or not. The story isn't too lurid, but it doesn't take much to incite a sanctimonious mob anymore. So I wonder if we'll ever see Hitchcock facing harsher scrutiny from the outrage brigade.
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Oops, I posted an account that strangely omitted the crucial part of Hedren's account: "It was sexual, it was perverse, and it was ugly". The previous version downplays her claims, this version make Hitchcock sound like a monster.
To people who've seen both, do you prefer the shorter or extended versions of Dekalog 5 and 6? Why?
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Fresh video essay on Almodovar from Adrian Martin
<It’s an enabling paradox of Pedro Almodóvar’s films that he became a principal export standing for Spanish cinema by importing so much into it from other countries and traditions. And this is especially so in relation to his starring female characters.
<Our audiovisual essay (the first in a series of three for the Notebook on Almodóvar) looks at some of the many allusions in two of his early features, Dark Habits (1983) and What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984), to diverse forms, genres, and directors—from Italian neo-realism to R.W. Fassbinder. In every case, Almodóvar does not merely borrow or pastiche, but reinvents these idioms as his own.
Robert Frank obit. I don't know his films very well but I like his photography.

Doesn't Dolby Vision already do this?
Damn I don't think my TV has that.
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That trailer got a niggas eyes damp. None of them have died yet?
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Do you know any films where Asians pretend to be Europeans? You could call it whiteface. It looks kind of creepy.

I saw a clip from The Burning of Yuan Ming Yuan where it appears that French and English soldiers are portrayed by Chinamen. I'm not certain of the exact history here -- perhaps some Chinese fought under the Union Jack. But this actor with a bleached beard looks like an Asian trying to pass as white.
Was that a thinly-veiled Finpost?
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Does anyone else remember talking about vaquita poachers on 8/film/? Well here's a new National Geographic documentary about it.


<The vaquita, the world's smallest whale, is near extinction as its habitat is destroyed by Mexican cartels and Chinese mafia, who harvest the swim bladder of the totoaba fish, the "cocaine of the sea." Environmental activists, Mexican navy and undercover investigators are fighting back against this illegal multi-million-dollar business.
It's a good thing
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I've read that North Koreans often played American villains because there were few white people at all in the country. I found one example where the US commander appears to be a North Korean with a fake nose.
They had James Dresnok
i still need to watch that documentary about him
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I just asked a guy from Mexico about the vaquita and he said they're already extinct
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Any idea how to get an invitation code for https://forum.snahp.it?
There was a mexican back in /vg/ who said something about it, the same thing that synopsis says. Crazy rich asians pay thousands of dollars to poor fishermen via cartel proxies to catch them and make chinese medicine, then the army go to the villages and either get bribed or butcher the men. Then the chinese go to another village and start again.
Back then he said there was a massive gang war in that area of the country due to newer, paramilitary cartels trying to eliminate the older, more conservative ones that only used to smuggle drugs. One of them supported by chinese funds and maritime networks, while the other backed by U.S. interests. Just a matter of seeing one of the sides using brand new NATO armament and the others brandishing old dusty Norinco weapons and slavic surplus tools. The resident mexican here might know more.
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Netflix has killed torrents in South Africa

<South Africans once relied heavily on piracy and torrents to get access to the latest international shows and movies, but this changed drastically following the growth of Netflix and other streaming services in South Africa.
<MyBroadband spoke to numerous local ISPs, all of whom said that Netflix and other streaming services had seen massive growth in terms of data traffic volumes.
<This was matched by a relative decline in torrent traffic as South Africans no longer need to pirate their favourite shows and series.

Don't you need to defect to North Korea to get those roles?
That's pretty depressing to hear. Why are the Chinese hellbent on exterminating Nature's creatures? They can't even cook the meat right, most of the time their meat turns low quality and stressed due to their barbaric ways of killing the animals.
He's ded sadly
I heard the end of an NPR story about the Nobel Prize for literature awarded to a Polish female author whose work was attacked by internet trolls. She didn't let those nasty trolls stop her, said the NPR reporter smugly. Of course I root for the trolls by default without knowing the situation.

Another author won the same award this year, Peter Handke, but I didn't hear him mentioned in the NPR story. Handke is also a screenwriter (Wings of Desire) and director (The Left-Handed Woman). What makes him an interesting chap are his heretical views on Slobodan Milosovic. Apparently Handke believes the genocide in Bosnia was a hoax. So as you might expect there's been a pronounced backlash to his selection. Anyway I didn't know about him before, but now I want to check out the films he wrote.
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I like this trailer for State Funeral with footage from the USSR following the death of Stalin


<In State Funeral, Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa has uncovered a wealth of astonishing, mostly unseen archival footage of the “Great Farewell” in the days following the death of Joseph Stalin in March 1953: the teeming mass of mourners clogging Moscow’s Red Square, the speech announcing the hasty appointment of Malenkov, and finally Stalin’s burial in Lenin’s Tomb. While speeches about the Soviet Union’s unyielding fortitude and unity in the face of tragedy blare endlessly on speakers, and the pomp and ostentation grows increasingly surreal, the brilliantly edited and sound-designed State Funeral becomes an ever-relevant meditation on not just the horrors but also the absurdity of totalitarianism and the cult of personality.
Criterion 24 hr flash sale


The bastards deleted one of my comments on their website so I have mixed feelings about shilling for them
then don't
What'd you say?
One of their articles mentioned Peter Handke in a negative light, so I asked why a small-timer like Milošević is so reviled when US political elites slaughter substantially more people with zero consequences.
I thought it was a fair question but it was gone the next day.
I'm confident to project that you actually knew those comments were against the established status quo but you wanted to question the matter, in a completely fair way too. It's just that i am surprised that you are surprised.
Handke is the son of Axis soldiers and seems to be used to question what's on the other side of the argument, he also witnessed first hand, for a short period, actual yugo war countryside and civilian displacement. He's an anomaly that doesn't fit inside a politically correct landscape, hence ignored and when brought up into a matter the discussion is deemed "a bubble" and treated like a subject in isolation: Context is very localized and matters like reason to be brought up and usual discussion consequences like moral ambiguities and historical accuracy is thrown straight into the void.
All fitting around the character assassination modus operandi, or merely a cheap hit piece along with progressive school graduates moderating things they probably shouldn't.
Most of their articles have zero comments so I was expecting to be welcomed with open arms. This is an outrage!
Okay, I was expecting to be welcomed with an annoyed comment or two. But I planned to have fun with the responses. Contemporary film writing sometimes takes a detour to endorse Approved Opinions. It's annoying. But my first attempt to challenge was a bust.
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I found a podcast that's examining Song of the South to coincide with the launch of Disney+. Gonna try to listen tomorrow.


I don't know why I never heard of this podcast before. The other episodes look fairly interesting -- fact checking Hollywood Babylon (which has plenty of bullshit).

<You Must Remember This is a storytelling podcast exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. It’s the brainchild and passion project of Karina Longworth (founder of Cinematical.com, former film critic for LA Weekly), who writes, narrates, records and edits each episode. It is a heavily-researched work of creative nonfiction: navigating through conflicting reports, mythology, and institutionalized spin, Karina tries to sort out what really happened behind the films, stars and scandals of the 20th century.
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The new 4K restoration of Satantango is playing in select cities


Arbelos is a fairly new company but I'm liking their output so far. Their first restoration was Belladonna of Sadness and they're currently working on Marcell Jankovics' Son of the White Mare.

Months ago someone said György Fehér films were going to be restored in 2019 but I haven't seen news on that front. I'm not even sure who was restoring them. Anyone know more?
Szürkület was restored by the Hungarian National Film Fund, dont know about the rest. I think it was on national tv a few months ago but no one recorded it because I couldnt find it on torrent sites.
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Just found out the board was relocated here, happy to see most of us somewhat made it.
Kinda intimidated that i have to re-learn and discover most of the boards and history of what constitutes "The Webring" but really glad there's still another chance after the old place went kaput. Shame about those user counts regarding the "main" boards, seems community fragmentation will really take its toll regarding them.
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MNFA also put Szenvedély on Vimeo last year as a Christmas present. But the transfer seems upscaled from SD so I was hoping they'd improve on it.

Part of the reason that user counts are lower on the webring is they are counted during one day instead of three
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The podcast gets low marks from me. The host talks very slowly and enunciates every word like she's teaching kindergarten. She's probably stretching out the content to make a multi-hour "series" out of it. I'd heard that podcasts have moved away from this kind of tightly-produced and scripted style toward free-ranging and conversational format (hence the rising popularity of Joe Rogaine). I don't know if that's true or not; regardless YMRT seems like it's aimed at normies who'd never heard of podcasts 5 years ago.

After about 20 minutes of meandering introduction and two ads, she finally starts to discuss Song of the South. I'm sad to say her first point put me off of listening to much more. She claims that black plantation workers singing "Gonna stay right here in the home I know" is very troubling because it suggests that free blacks were choosing to work on the white man's plantation, when in fact laws and cultural attitudes made it difficult for them to do anything else. While her claim carries a degree pf historical accuracy, she is misleading her audience (who probably haven't seen the film) by omitting a lot of relevant context. First of all, the song is about remaining steadfast in the face of hardship. The full chorus is "Let the rain pour down / let the cold wind blow / Gonna stay right here in the home I know / Trouble trouble trouble fly away". The lyrics imply nothing about subservience and it takes effort to find problems here. Secondly, the black workers are emphasizing one of the film's central themes. Earlier in the film young Johnny started to run away from the plantation, but Uncle Remus changed his mind by recounting a story of Bre'r Rabbit's ill-fated attempt to leave his home. Both Johnny and Bre'r Rabbit learn that they cannot escape troubles by running away. The main purpose of the song is to reiterate that moral lesson, not to instruct blacks in particular to "stay in their place" as docile laborers.
Good news: I've reached out to them and they are gonna launch a VOD site soon with all the restored films.
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Wow, thanks for the update. Now we know what to watch for.

I read a little about the recent history of film funding in Hungary in this book Space in Romanian and Hungarian Cinema. I sounds like there wasn't much money for filmmaking in the 1990s, but things have gotten better. Apparently the Hungarian National Film Fund (MNF) has been a big improvement over the old Hungarian Film Foundation (MMKA).

One thing I've been curious about was whether there's been a shift toward ideas of Viktor Orbán in Hungary's publicly-funded films? State institutions tend to follow the leader. But I looked at Hungary's recent film productions and couldn't detect anything conclusive.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum - Ten Best List for Sight and Sound, 2019

01. Vitalina Varela (Pedro Costa)
02. Transit (Christian Petzold)
03. It Must be Heaven (Elia Suleiman)
04. Flannery (Elizabeth Coffman and Mark Bosco)
05. Foxtrot (Samuel Maoz)
06. Conrad Veidt - My Life (Mark Rappaport)
07. Where's My Roy Cohn? (Matt Tyrnauer)
08. If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)
09. Ad Astra (James Gray)
10. Souvenir (Joanna Hogg)

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Here's the Satantango tote bag you asked for
Yeah because his voting base (old and rural people) isn't really the movie going type lol. And the state is more concerned with national pride and international recognition. They pretty much fund anything that could give them that (including pro immigration films).
OK, that makes sense. But is there more national pride than before? I remember seeing an older discussion, maybe in the DVD extras for Werckmeister Harmonies, where Béla Tarr sounded disenchanted about Hungary.

Anyway I found the book I mentioned earlier. I'll post it here in case anyone cares. Originally I could only read preview pages, but now I have the full text. The book is mostly about Romania but the last two chapters examine Hungary too.

Anna Batori - Space in Romanian and Hungarian Cinema
<The wish to categorise Eastern European art films under a defined and united aesthetic umbrella came to my mind as a university student when, after visiting so many Eastern European film festivals, film clubs and conferences, I felt a striking connection among the moving images from the post-socialist region. The more films that I, a true cinephile, watched, the more clearly I could understand the difference between global film- making practices and Eastern European cinema. My everydays in Hungary and Romania—together with my first-hand experience of the capitalist transformation of the region and the very strong socialist heritage that rules its everydays—only helped me to see the enormous imprint that socialism has left in people’s minds and the cinematic thinking of the region. These art films have a depressing, gloomy atmosphere that originates not only from the disheartening topics they deal with but from the very physical spaces they chose for the setting. This very recognition, together with my memories regarding these spaces, encouraged me to base my doctoral research on this topic.
>You need to advertise this board more
where, 4chan? twitter?
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Nobuhiko Obayashi has terminal cancer so his newest film may be his last...

4chan? twitter?
No and No
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The cyberpunk future is now upon us!
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Thanks anon, that would have gone right past me most likely.
All the cons, none the pros
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End-of-decade article about the (comparative) lack of strong film movements in 2010s. I'm out of the loop on festival films so it's interesting to hear this.

<None of it has really cohered into the kind of movements or waves that have marked the cinema in previous decades, nor have any of these represented the point of departure for a sweeping aesthetic renewal of the medium. Instead, the dominant tendency has been one of continuity with and consolidation of the past, of variations on a theme rather than a revolution of the core.

The author tries to offer an explanation for this phenomenon, but I'm unsatisfied. It sounds more like he's grafting onto his pre-existing economic and political gripes.

<The collapse of communism and the total ideological hegemony of neoliberalism, which is only now beginning to fracture, saw the collapse of any belief in the possibility of a world other than the one we live in, with all its inequalities, injustices and ecological disasters. As such, it also heralded the atomisation and stagnation of art, culture and fashion. The wheels propelling cultural change forward are, before our very eyes, grinding to a halt.

I was going to say technology has changed viewing habits, fracturing the audience and reducing attention toward arthouse films that are currently being made. With less focused attention there's less momentum for new film movements. I'm not sure that's an accurate explanation either, but I like it more than blaming neoliberalism in general.

It's very hard to approach an explanation on why the slow progress, quite honestly it can also range into other mediums such as music and video games. TV productions not so much due to recent low costs in digital equipment (A complete Arri pickup can grabbed with 150k and a heavy duty drone can replace complex setups and vehicle rentals)
I wouldn't dare to explain why without sounding simplistic it all went to pieces in terms of discipline and management, in both creator and consumer sides but it is interesting to think how few things are done in ideological groups (other than niche social movements) there has been good films but i feel it's been isolated cases of level-headed, sometimes overachieving workers than true mavericks experimenting with their craft while also making something in terms of storytelling.

I can definitely buy "consumer's drastic change of habits" as a factor if we think about most people using digital services that are very quick but quite limited in selection of works, but i don't know, there must be something else, i can't buy economic crisis and politic mishaps as many countries produced good stuff in times of dire conditions (Post-WWII and early 90's Japan, 80's and early 90's Yugoslavia)

At least in the West i feel a lack of big time investments into specialty/"give this man a chance" projects, it seems suits go for safe bets only and the eccentric millionaires ala Aurelio De Laurentiis seem to be working on other things unrelated, or also cinema but with mixed results and/or highly overlooked.
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James Dean is gong to be CGI'd into a new movie as the secondary lead. Very weird stuff.
>So creatively bankrupt you got to shoehorn the dead into your films to make a quick buck
Disgusting idea. An actor should be able to choose what movies they are in, alive or dead. I can only see it being used to place actors into positions of propaganda, like John Wayne helping communists or other situations where the actor would never have agreed to be in.
It's a fuckin movie about dogs. Just kill me now.
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The Best Posters of the 2010s

Some good posters, but overall it's little underwhelming tbh. Too bad there's no article about fanmade posters for the sake of comparison because there are a lot of talented artists working that niche.

I'm always suprised when I see Eastern European posters. They are very creative and somehow often better
Good points, but basically it's inevitable. In fact there are already several short-take examples out there. 10 years ago I worked as a TD in a company and we were already creating effective digital doubles then. And The Curious Case of Benjamin Button took it to a whole new level. For the first 52 minutes of the film, there ''was no live image of Brad Pitt. 52 minutes of footage.
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>They are very creative and somehow often better
Agreed. A good site for that is https://www.terry-posters.com/posters
There is a trick to remove the watermark by editing the URL (from "watermarked" to "original")
Is there something wrong with Secret Cinema or just me?
Suddenly i cannot login and get a disabled screen. Lurking a little i found out it might mean BANNED. I didn't even download anything as i found everything desirable outside plus i always logged once a week to avoid any inactivity shenanigans. Their Riz IRC also seems to be desolated.
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Did you try #sc on irc.brokensphere.net?

otherwise the offsite forum is http://cosurvivors.proboards.com/
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Just getting my Christmas viewing sorted out. I propose we watch these sequentially on Guntstream.
kek. he isn't gunt enough to do it tbh in course of fact.
AvistaZ Network Open Registration!


It seems like these sites are getting a little bit harder to join. There used to be open signups all the time, and this is the first I've noticed in months. Also avistaz.to has become a more important site with the demise of Asian DVD Club.
Thank you so much!
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Is there a way to see a film's imdb rating change over time, aside from using internet archive? A graph would be best.
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I'm looking for good end-of-decade lists. Most popular critics and websites are shit, heaping praise on mediocre movies I don't care about, but I found a couple more interesting lists:

The 25 Best Latin American Films of the 2010s

Top 10 Romanian Films of the 2010s
written in Romanian unfortunately
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>Roma being 4th place
>La Region Salvaje in 20th
The continent is not in a good shape if those two are considered top 20 in 10 years.
Probably right. I didn't watch Roma because it was getting hyped by all the wrong people.
What's the status on moving to 8kun?
While the site was functional for a day and a half almost no one went there, reading most of the webring it seems even the ones most in touch with the situation and eager to go, Vch's /v/, seem to be highly cautious with it.
The rest are in a limbo between what to do and when to start searching for past users lost in the situation.
I posted a brief announcement there hours ago. Maybe you can't even see it unless you use the catalog. Otherwise there's been one post and one person reported an old thread.
8kun is in sad shape so I'm not going to rush everyone back. You can post there if you want of course. But we may have lost everyone who didn't find this place.
Other people have also noted that the index is lagging far behind the catalog.
Wait did 8kun go up and then immediately get ddos'd down again?
It's been up and down a lot. I assume the DDoS is constant, from the bitter gnome who hates Jim.
>But we may have lost everyone who didn't find this place.
If thats the case might as well just stay here. No way I'm gonna use that site without tor and apparently you can't post without js.
Yes, you basically have to use bare IP because of the Vanwa script.
The main reasons to return would be 1) more traffic and 2) the old threads.
At this point there must be less traffic at the old board. No one is posting there unless we decide to do it. Overall 8kun is much slower than before.
I was hoping for a better recovery of the old threads (possibly to move some here). When the site was hacked long ago, 95% of the content was restored. This time there was no hacking. There was a migration by choice which somehow lost half of the images. I'm not expecting this to be fixed anytime soon, if at all, because there are many other problems with 8kun.
It'd be worth claiming the board back so at least a link to here can be posted for anyone who didn't find it already.
Sounds like a fancy excuse to add more DRM to me.
Apparently it's quite easy to get poorly paid work as a white extra in nipland. Mostly for historical pieces and the Yakuza are involved with the agencies that dominate it but there you go.
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Does anyone like The Last Movie? Maybe I need to rewatch it. I saw it when it was only on bootleg DVD and I didn't really like it. Hopper didn't know what to do with his subpar film, so he jumbled up the parts (I think Jodorowsky told him to do that). The American Dreamer was much better IMO.
Well, it's that time of the week again, 8kun isn't loading...
Yeah I see vch bunker is back
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Just wasted 20 minutes at this site, a huge archive of home movies from East Germany.
You can download the videos but unfortunately they are all watermarked.


<Biggest digitized collection of home movies from the GDR
<2283 rolls of 8mm celluloid film
<415 hours total length
<1947-1990 historical period
<149 families from 102 locations
I'm starting to see Julay as more of a permanent option than the old place. Might as well start posting actual content if 8kun drops one more time.
True. Right now it's hard enough for them to keep their site online. I don't see how the problems end unless Fred kicks the bucket.
Julay almost has the same amount of activity if you exclude /qresearch/.
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The sooner the BOs in their bunkers realize there might be another life here, the sooner this puppy will hit full PPH like in the last months before the August hit.
And it's not like Jim is losing any significant money with or without us, truth be told as long as his Q friends generate traffic and rev up a couple of bucks he can make the same or more money than all of us posting full time.
Guess it's time to spam this local "Last film watched" thread and upload some books.

Also i don't want to look like a butt kisser but i never stopped to commend the BO for his diligent work in this whole mess, other than a few unique posters that didn't find their way and missing banners i see /film/, in a technical perspective, being unscathed in this adventure
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Maurice Pialat: three steps to magic


New video essay from Adrian Martin and Cristina Álvarez López. This time they've over at Sight and Sound.

<A deep look at how Maurice Pialat forged his searing emotional dramas across three stages of artistic alchemy – from discomposing his actors to distilling the resulting footage.


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