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Re: Film Club revisited- Black Narcissus 1st of Feb

Postby LeBaron » 23 Jan 2008, 02:44

That gives me enough time to bump it in my Netflix list and get it out here by then.
So I will!
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Re: Film Club revisited- Black Narcissus 1st of Feb

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 29 Jan 2008, 20:19

Bumping this to remind folks about it.

I watched it the other night, so I'm good to go.
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Re: Film Club revisited- Black Narcissus 1st of Feb

Postby Sneelock » 29 Jan 2008, 20:23

me too. I watched it when they showed it on TCM when Deborah Kerr died late last year.
I love it. I'll be interested to see what people have to say about it.

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Re: Film Club revisited- Bonnie And Clyde 29th February

Postby The Modernist » 14 Feb 2008, 17:23

The next films up for discussion will be:

Bonnie and Clyde -Friday 29th February

A Woman Under The Influence - Friday 14th March

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Re: Film Club revisited- Bonnie And Clyde 29th February

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 14 Feb 2008, 18:19

The Modernist! wrote:A Woman Under The Influence - Friday 14th March


Not sure how this one was chosen, but I approve.
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Re: Film Club revisited- Bonnie & Clyde Friday 29th February

Postby the masked man » 14 Feb 2008, 23:31

It will be interesting to discuss Cassavetes' film - I think it's fair to say that his films aren't for everyone. He chose an extremely unvarnished form of naturalism, and I remember A Woman Under The Influence, being particularly uncomfortable viewing. I'm looking forward to reacquainting myself with it.

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Re: Film Club revisited- Bonnie & Clyde Friday 29th February

Postby Sneelock » 14 Feb 2008, 23:42

I love it. I might need my respirator because I think it's gonna get creamed!

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Re: Film Club revisited- Bonnie And Clyde 29th February

Postby LeBaron » 15 Feb 2008, 00:28

Baron the Convict Lawyer not so fun fun fact:
Bonnie and Clyde broke out of or broke someone out of the Eastham Prison Farm ("The Ham") which is about 20 miles north of where I am! I've been there a bunch of times, unfortunately, the old prison was replaced in the 50s or 60s. Pity -- I can't bust on the continuity problems like I can in a Steve McQueen prison movie (The Getaway, wherein his prison is a composite of about three different units - not really a prison movie . . . I know, I know).

The Modernist! wrote:A Woman Under The Influence - Friday 14th March


Not available on Netflix!
Not for me, at least.
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Re: Film Club revisited- Bonnie & Clyde Friday 29th February

Postby The Modernist » 15 Feb 2008, 21:00

Buy it in a shop! :)

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Re: Film Club revisited- Bonnie And Clyde 29th February

Postby Snarfyguy » 16 Feb 2008, 04:40

baron wrote:
The Modernist! wrote:A Woman Under The Influence - Friday 14th March


Not available on Netflix!
Not for me, at least.

Now that really surprises me. I was led to believe they had "everything," whatever that means. My local independently owned shop has an incredible selection, but understandably he can't keep up with everything, so I was thinking of joining Netflix myself.

I *know* my guy has all the Cassevettes, so maybe Netflix isn't all it's cracked up to be?

I do REALLY like supporting my local indie shop!
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Re: Film Club revisited- Bonnie & Clyde Friday 29th February

Postby LeBaron » 16 Feb 2008, 05:57

It was part of the Criterion box. Netflix "has" it, but it isn't available right now.
They haven't had "everything" I've ever looked for, but I'm rarely let down.
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Re: Film Club revisited- Bonnie & Clyde Friday 29th February

Postby The Modernist » 26 Feb 2008, 17:34

Just a gentle reminder that I aim to discuss Bonnie & Clyde on Friday.

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Re: Film Club revisited- Bonnie & Clyde Friday 29th February

Postby petulant clarksville » 27 Feb 2008, 21:39

So do you watch it on the night or just discuss it on the night?

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Re: Film Club revisited- Bonnie & Clyde Friday 29th February

Postby The Modernist » 27 Feb 2008, 22:53

petulant clarksville wrote:So do you watch it on the night or just discuss it on the night?


The thread will begin on the night.
Really the idea is to do we what we do normally.. which is to discuss films. The idea of doing this officially as a film club is to give people advance warning so they have time to watch the films. I'm hoping to get something of the feel of the synchronised listen threads on YY, obviously we can't have a synchronised viewing but by having a certain date to comment on the films it can make the discussion more inclusive and more of a shared experience.
Or something like that. :lol:
It'll probably be late-ish (GMT) on Friday as I normally go for a drink after work.

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Re: Film Club revisited- Bonnie & Clyde Friday 29th February

Postby toomanyhatz » 27 Feb 2008, 22:56

The Hatzette (?) has it on her Netflix cue and it's been shipped but not received. We'll definitely watch it this weekend.

I saw it once, years ago, in a distracted state, so I look forward to seeing it again.
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Re: Film Club revisited- Bonnie & Clyde Friday 29th February

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 27 Feb 2008, 23:30

toomanyhatz wrote:The Hatzette (?) has it on her Netflix cue and it's been shipped but not received. We'll definitely watch it this weekend.

I saw it once, years ago, in a distracted state, so I look forward to seeing it again.


FWIW - those BCB'ers who have Netflix, Bonnie and Clyde can be viewed instantly on the PC for those who have access to that service.
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Re: Film Club revisited- Bonnie & Clyde Friday 29th February

Postby Snarfyguy » 27 Feb 2008, 23:43

Davey the Fat Boy wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote:The Hatzette (?) has it on her Netflix cue and it's been shipped but not received. We'll definitely watch it this weekend.

I saw it once, years ago, in a distracted state, so I look forward to seeing it again.


FWIW - those BCB'ers who have Netflix, Bonnie and Clyde can be viewed instantly on the PC for those who have access to that service.

How does that work? Do you get a download, or is it streaming? What's the quality like? Can you pause, rewind, etc.?
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Re: Film Club revisited- Bonnie & Clyde Friday 29th February

Postby the masked man » 27 Feb 2008, 23:49

Incidentally, last week I bought a DVD copy of Bonnie & Clyde for £5 at HMV, so UK BCBers should be able to pick this up very cheaply.

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Re: Film Club revisited- Bonnie & Clyde Friday 29th February

Postby LeBaron » 28 Feb 2008, 00:37

Snarfyguy wrote:
Davey the Fat Boy wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote:The Hatzette (?) has it on her Netflix cue and it's been shipped but not received. We'll definitely watch it this weekend.

I saw it once, years ago, in a distracted state, so I look forward to seeing it again.


FWIW - those BCB'ers who have Netflix, Bonnie and Clyde can be viewed instantly on the PC for those who have access to that service.

How does that work? Do you get a download, or is it streaming? What's the quality like? Can you pause, rewind, etc.?


However it works, it doesn't work for Macs yet. I don't think.
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Re: Film Club revisited- Bonnie & Clyde Friday 29th February

Postby Snarfyguy » 28 Feb 2008, 00:59

Yeah, I was just curious.
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