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

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 22 May 2008, 21:22

Give us a kiss then Matt. ;)
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Re: Film Club- A Woman Under The Influence Sat 7th June

Postby The Modernist » 26 May 2008, 10:50

Next films to be discussed:

A Woman Under The Influence Sat 7th June

Blue Velvet

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

Postby Still Baron » 28 May 2008, 01:45

Wilson Schmilson wrote:You chose to see it as a psychological study of a couple's inability to come together (pun intended) through any means other than crime. I see it as a popcorn flick where the beautiful gangsters whom everyone's rooting for are shot down in the end just like every other gangster film Hollywood had ever made prior to 1967.


Or do you choose to see it that way? :idea:
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Re: Film Club- A Woman Under The Influence Sat 7th June

Postby Quaco » 28 May 2008, 02:02

Keiser Sozzled wrote:Next films to be discussed:

A Woman Under The Influence Sat 7th June

Blue Velvet

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Re: Film Club- A Woman Under The Influence Sat 7th June

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 28 May 2008, 15:11

Quaco wrote:
Keiser Sozzled wrote:Next films to be discussed:

A Woman Under The Influence Sat 7th June

Blue Velvet

Jesus. Don't let Dr. Jimmy join in this one.


I'm not having any luck in locating a copy. I'll have to go on memory.
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Re: Film Club- A Woman Under The Influence Sat 7th June

Postby The Modernist » 02 Jun 2008, 15:31

Davey the Fat Boy (isn't he round?) wrote:
Quaco wrote:
Keiser Sozzled wrote:Next films to be discussed:

A Woman Under The Influence Sat 7th June

Blue Velvet

Jesus. Don't let Dr. Jimmy join in this one.


I'm not having any luck in locating a copy. I'll have to go on memory.


..I picked up a copy pretty cheap in Borders a few months or so ago, that's why I assumed it was fairly widely available.
It's a real pain the way DVD's just disappear from the shelves, I get into real difficulty when planning for the year. I kept promising my students we were going to look at Chungking Express as one of the films in the New Wave module we're doing but I just haven't been able to find a copy. I'm quickly watching 400 Blows tonight and doing some last minute notes for them instead..which isn't ideal as the exam is in a week and a half time!

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Re: Film Club- A Woman Under The Influence Sat 7th June

Postby The Modernist » 06 Jun 2008, 18:53

Just a reminder that I'll be starting this thread tomorrow evening.

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Re: Film Club- A Woman Under The Influence Sat 7th June

Postby Quaco » 06 Jun 2008, 20:11

Here are some clips, for those that don't have the disc:


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Re: Film Club- A Woman Under The Influence Sat 7th June

Postby The Modernist » 06 Jun 2008, 20:14

Thanks Jimmy.

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Re: Film Club- A Woman Under The Influence Sat 7th June

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 06 Jun 2008, 22:00

I still haven't located it (we don't even have a Borders in Macon Georgia). But can I start it off by saying that Gena Rowlands gives one of the all-time greatest performances ever in this film?
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Re: Film Club- A Woman Under The Influence Sat 7th June

Postby the masked man » 07 Jun 2008, 00:33

Davey is Fat wrote:I still haven't located it (we don't even have a Borders in Macon Georgia). But can I start it off by saying that Gena Rowlands gives one of the all-time greatest performances ever in this film?


Yes, you may. And you'd be right. Rarely have I seen an actor get under the skin of a character as comprehensively as she does here. It's an immensely draining perfromance to watch - at times it's very difficult to look at the screen - but this is an astonishing piece of work by Rowlands.

I've just hold of the disc, and I'll watch the film on Sunday. More thoughts then...

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Re: Film Club- A Woman Under The Influence Sat 7th June

Postby Quaco » 07 Jun 2008, 00:45

the masked man wrote:
Davey is Fat wrote:I still haven't located it (we don't even have a Borders in Macon Georgia). But can I start it off by saying that Gena Rowlands gives one of the all-time greatest performances ever in this film?


Yes, you may. And you'd be right. Rarely have I seen an actor get under the skin of a character as comprehensively as she does here. It's an immensely draining perfromance to watch - at times it's very difficult to look at the screen - but this is an astonishing piece of work by Rowlands.

I've just hold of the disc, and I'll watch the film on Sunday. More thoughts then...

When Davey said that, I tried to think of a musical equivalent, a musical performance that is as massive and heroic. I decided the comparison showed up the comparative lack thereof in music, at least in the music I listen to. There is nothing even approaching that calibre. Or maybe it's just the nature of music -- it's not really meant to be draining and complete in that sort of way. She deserved two Oscars for this!
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Re: Film Club- A Woman Under The Influence Sat 7th June

Postby Sneelock » 10 Jun 2008, 22:54

I agree. she just comes down off the screen and sits next to you, doesn't she?

I was sure I had this one on a VHS in a box on a shelf but I haven't been able to find it. I love the 'Film Club' and all the work that moddie puts into keeping it afloat so I'll chime in anyway.

I once took somebody to see this in the theatre. I asked them how they liked it afterwards. "I feel like you took me to your house to meet your family" EXACTLY!!!

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Re: Film Club- A Woman Under The Influence Sat 7th June

Postby The Modernist » 10 Jun 2008, 22:58

Wrong thread Snee! We have one going below.

I'm going to have to do more research on dvd availability in future I think. What are most of you using -netflex?

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Re: Film Club- A Woman Under The Influence Sat 7th June

Postby Sneelock » 10 Jun 2008, 23:03

sorry I hurt your thread, mister.
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Re: Film Club- A Woman Under The Influence Sat 7th June

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 10 Jun 2008, 23:03

je suis le moderniste wrote:Wrong thread Snee! We have one going below.

I'm going to have to do more research on dvd availability in future I think. What are most of you using -netflex?


That's what I'm using.
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Re: Film Club- A Woman Under The Influence Sat 7th June

Postby The Modernist » 13 Aug 2010, 11:52

bump for moving.

EDIT: Actually this is the wrong thread -don't bother moving this one.