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/vhs/ Movie Night Thread Anonymous 09/23/2020 (Wed) 06:41:50 Id: 685acc No. 21 [Reply] [Last]
Check for weekly movie nights. Every Friday at 5pm PST - 8pm EST At: https://cytu.be/r/OverlookTheater T̶o̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶a̶b̶l̶e̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶a̶t̶c̶h̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶m̶o̶v̶i̶e̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶c̶h̶a̶n̶n̶e̶l̶ ̶r̶e̶m̶e̶m̶b̶e̶r̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶i̶n̶s̶t̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶T̶a̶m̶p̶e̶r̶m̶o̶n̶k̶e̶y̶ ̶o̶r̶ ̶G̶r̶e̶a̶s̶e̶m̶o̶n̶k̶e̶y̶ ̶d̶e̶p̶e̶n̶d̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶b̶r̶o̶w̶s̶e̶r̶:̶ ̶h̶t̶t̶p̶s̶:̶/̶/̶c̶y̶t̶u̶.̶b̶e̶/̶g̶o̶o̶g̶l̶e̶_̶d̶r̶i̶v̶e̶_̶u̶s̶e̶r̶s̶c̶r̶i̶p̶t̶ You no longer need the script to be able to watch movies. Also post movie suggestions for future movie nights.
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What are you watching? Anonymous 10/07/2020 (Wed) 05:44:12 Id: 09411b No. 89 [Reply]
And what are you planning on watching? Any cool TV shows, Documentaries or Movies? I've been watching my VHS collection of Rocky and Bullwinkle.
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>>373 Update a month later: I've been averaging an episode a day and it's still holding up. Third season got off to a rocky start with the mother dying off-screen due to the actress' death, but I think it recovered and finished stronger than ever by the end. That said, I'd criticize the show for falling into a pattern and creating a sense of normalcy. The first season felt like tumultuous times, and the second explored the consequences of the first. Season 3 feels like it's settling in. The focus is pretty much entirely not on Tony. Compare this with something like Breaking Bad, where the characters never find themselves in the same situation twice. I'd also like to harp on the fact that someone has to die every season. At least this time it wasn't some rival for power. They set that up and then have it end sensibly, which I think was a good call, but knowing someone will die each time is still not ideal. At this rate I should finish the series sometime in the next two months. Once a day is a good pace for a show like this. It's too heavy and long to binge properly but it still benefits from watching in succession. Overall, I'd recommend the show so far. It beats out most HBO shows and Breaking Bad pretty easily, which really just leaves Mad Men a contender for "best show".
If anyone wants to watch some Miami Vice it starts in 5 minutes. I'll try to do this weekly if anyone is interested. https://cytu.be/r/civilwarcrimes
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>The Sopranos Have to say, despite being mostly spoiled on the ending, I really liked it. Took a bit to chew on it, and I really think it wraps things up. The entire show has an arc, but it doesn't spend all its time drawing attention to it, preferring to focus on the day-to-day lifestyle of Tony and his crew. Letting the real arc happen between the lines is a master stroke. Having the ending spoiled made me more willing to accept it. That, or perhaps watching the series over a decade after it concluded, with the main actor long dead, makes it easy to accept it's gone and that's it. Either way, I wasn't too mad at the ending, except I hate Don't Stop Believin'. >Mank Also happened to watch Mank this week. Definitely has its moments, and a bit of a charm, but it's also a pastiche of films of the era and as accurate to the man's life as Citizen Kane was of Hearst which I feel detracts. It's done black and white properly, which many directors botch by shooting in color and then filtering in post. The dialogue is snappy, but a little too snappy, with some scenes approaching His Girl Friday levels of snark. The soundtrack reminds me of LA Noire, which is a plus, but can overpower some scenes. I have to give it credit for humanizing Marion Davies, and Hearst to some degree. However, a big plot point in the movie is the main character rooting for a socialist to win election and then becoming bitter when he loses, and it has the nerve to make it seem like his opponents were dishonest and he wasn't. The movie certainly picks its heroes. Fun, but I'm not sure it's added anything to the conversation around Kane other than to retread the same ground and tie itself to the controversy.

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Japan is Remaking Cube Anonymous 02/02/2021 (Tue) 01:25:49 Id: 73afdc No. 331 [Reply]
Apparently the long rumored remake of Cube got shunted over to Japan. Given their history with torture porn films, this could either be a blessing or a total disaster. Either way, I think I'll have to watch it. Source: https://archive.vn/lO0Fm It's coming out this year, too, so it may have already been filmed.
Better than Hollywood fucking it up again.
Can't be worse than 2. We should watch it for Halloweeiner.

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Collaborative Subs: Jack and Jill edition Anonymous 07/24/2021 (Sat) 01:21:50 Id: 84fd40 No. 768 [Reply]
Self-explanatory title. >What do I do? Pick 10 minutes of the movie and change the subs to your liking. (Subs here (My ten minutes are there already): https://files.catbox.moe/f7uewf.srt) Just change the .srt extension to .txt and get writing. Download the movie as well to help you.

Trash films 07/08/2021 (Thu) 23:23:16 Id: 000000 No. 725 [Reply]
Anons plz help me. I wanna see to many transh films on tor but i cant find some link. Anons help me plz i REALLY want to watch this
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>>727 Why do you want to watch it so badly?
>>727 I see a 2018 zombie flick. A 2002 mockumentary. And another horror film from 2014. You need to be more specific.
>>742 He's looking for the 2014 one. It's hardly a horror "film", more like a montage of random gory/off-putting clips. Hence why I asked his reasons for wanting to watch it.

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Anonymous 11/10/2020 (Tue) 05:08:39 Id: 3e3833 No. 148 [Reply]
Is there any filmmaker more degenerate than Alejandro Jodorowski?
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>>184 A Serbian Film is degenerate the baby rape scene caught me off guard but I don't know if the filmmaker has ever made any other film. I tried looking him up, but I can't find anything. Yet Alejandro Jodorowski and Pier Paolo Pasolini were, and are, praised for their "art" films (albeit the controversy), and they made quite a number of movies that are all filth. So definitely degenerate filmmakers to the boot. Takashi Miike also has some degenerate stuff (like Visitor Q), but he's done so many other movies that are calm and happy that I don't know how I place him.
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>>148 >Alejandro Jodorowski Is that the same Jodorowski that worked on Metal Hurlant and made the Incal series, the spin-offs Metabarons and Technopriests as well as those Borgia comics? >>722 Heard August Underground is way worse because of its realism.

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B Movies Anonymous 09/26/2020 (Sat) 23:31:19 Id: c5a696 No. 49 [Reply]
What are your favorite B movies? What are some of the worst you have seen? My favorites are Killer Klowns and The Instructor (1981).
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>>51 Cool idea. Terrible looking werewolf. He looks more like a monstrous porcupine.
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I went through a B movie phase when I was in high school, though I dropped out because they were (nearly) all horrible. This whole "it's so bad, it's good" rarely ever plays out. I'll list some memorable ones (maybe B movie, or maybe films forgotten over time) in case someone out there also suffered the same fate: Teeth (2007) may not be a B movie, but maybe it is. If you want nightmares of your dick getting cut off while having sex, watch it. Otherwise, pretty much feminist garbage. Poultrygeist (2006) is pure degeneracy (and Jewish comedy) at every turn. Watched it shortly after it came out and never touched it again. Meatball Machine (2005) I actually remember liking. But it's been years, so who knows how it stands up at this point. Splatter: Naked Blood (1996) was mediocre at best. I think about the only reason you watch this movie is to watch a woman gradually consume herself. Kids (1995) or anything from Larry Clark and/or Harmony Korine. At least, up until the early 2000s - after that, I guess Korine got some commercial success since he did Spring Breakers (which was also shit). I don't know why I stuck to watching Gummo and Ken Park after watching Kids because they were all shit. I guess since it was constantly recommended and I was some dumbass teenager with no backbone, I thought I was the one who had no taste. But no, they're all trash. Remo Williams (1985) was great. I watched it a few times in high school. I should rewatch it at some point in the future.
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>>274 >Meatball Machine <Tokyo Gore Police and Mutant Girls Squad are definite recommends if you like this kind of thing Have not personally seen Tetsuo: Iron Man but have heard good things about it.

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ITT: Post obscure theories about films that you subscribe to Anonymous 03/14/2021 (Sun) 06:31:29 Id: 58bc0b No. 414 [Reply]
So I have come up with a pet theory I'd like to post regarding Star Wars. Before I get into it, I'd like to mention that I only consider episodes 1-6 canon, so I absolutely do not give a fuck what the books (old canon or new), comics, or video games do to contradict what I'm mentioning. One line that stuck out to me that people regard as a plot hole is the description of Vader's belief system as an "ancient religion" whereas the Jedi order collapsed only a generation prior. While the most rational explanation is that when the OT was made, they did not have a single clue what happened one generation prior, I think there's a way to rectify this line so that it's not a plot hole. That is, the spiritual beliefs espoused in the Qui-Gon Jinn line of Jedi is not and may have never been the orthodox spiritual belief system of the Jedi or of the Sith. Forcism may be some ancient form of animism that more materialistic explanations have overtaken over the course of a very long time. As proof of this theory, I have two arguments. 1) Nothing said by any non-Jinn line Jedi (except maybe Yoda, who is old enough to have taught Qui-Gon or one of his predecessors) indicates that anyone else believes in the Force in the same sense Obi Wan taught about it to Luke. In the prequels there is a distinct lack of spiritual discussion of the force. I believe this implies that true belief in the Force as anything other than the manipulation of midicholorians to make light sabers travel across distances is nearly extinct in that era. 2) There is a very useful power that we never see any non-Jinn line Jedi use in the canon films, that being the jedi mind trick. This power is highly distinct from the rest of the Jedi/Sith power sets, which to my mind indicates that it may be not accessible to the more materialistically-minded Jedi. There may be subsets of what are commonly understood to be Jedi/Sith powers which are actually reserved for members of the ancient forcist religion. In summary, because the canon movies revolve around the Jinn line, I believe there is a severe conflation in the fanbase between aspects of the heretical and mystical ancient cult Obi Wan inducted Luke into (and that Anakin continued to follow even after parting from his mentor) and the actual orthodoxy and power-set of the majority of Jedi and Sith. pic unrelated, I don't want fucking Soy Wars shit on my computer.
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One thing I always found interesting is the strong theme that The Jedi Order is corrupted by the time of the prequels. In interviews and such, Lucas seems to not intend this at all, but in the films themselves, it works so well. Of course there is the bit where The Jedi are turned into a military force, which is acknowledged as being wrong within the films, but then we also see them make multiple judgements that are incorrect, and since they're prequels, we know they're incorrect as they make them. Anakin IS the Chosen One, he does bring balance to The Force, but Yoda was going to disregard that and not allow him in. Qui-Gon, a hippie spiritual type who disregards the letter of the law in favor of its spirit, could sense further ahead and saw that, even though he would do terrible things as Vader, he ultimately still would fulfill his destiny. And not only does he end The Sith, but he also ends The Jedi, as if both were corrupting The Force. And given that we see the Jedi were corrupted, this makes sense. By the end, Luke is the only one left, but he didn't even finish Jedi school, and the Jedi school he dropped out of was obviously not the type that the Jedi Order used before their downfall. Not only was he older, and Yoda had to teach him in unorthodox circumstances, but by that time, Yoda seemed to see and learn from some of his own mistakes as well. Whatever Luke is, he is not the same type of thing that the characters of the prequels were, except for arguably Qui-Gon. Of course, the fact that Qui-Gon was an influence on Anakin is important as well, and a large part of what saves the day in the end, but the fact that he wasn't able to train him fully himself resulted in Anakin being corrupted by Jedi who were themselves already corrupted, notable Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan was better than most, due to his training by Qui-Gon, but was shown to never fully get Qui-Gon's teachings, and thus still had a bit of the corrupted, bureaucratic influence of the Order in him, and then this results in him being unable to properly train Anakin. It's not because Obi-Wan is a bad Jedi, he's better than most, but training Anakin was always going to be an extraordinary job, and while he did it well enough to save the day at the very end, it resulted in a lot of messed up stuff in the middle (Darth Vader). When Obi-Wan says that he failed Anakin, he might be hard on himself, but only a tiny bit. He didn't do as well as Qui-Gon would have done, even if he was second best. But of course we can sympathize with his very difficult situation. >tl;dr: The Jedi Council was corrupted by bureaucracy and itself needed to be destroyed, along with The Sith, to bring balance to The Force, and that's precisely what Anakin did. Vader destroying The Jedi was actually the will of The Force. They, like Anakin, had good intentions, but were flawed, and their destruction was ultimately good. In the end, there is no organized religion dedicated to messing with The Force, for good or evil. Both take it out of balance. The movies seem to actually establish this quite well, but in interviews and such, it's like Lucas doesn't even realize he did it. >>414 >the description of Vader's belief system as an "ancient religion" whereas the Jedi order collapsed only a generation prior. This isn't complicated. It was ancient even when it was still practiced. Ancient doesn't have to refer to when it ended. If anything, in almost all uses it would refer to when it began. >Yoda, who is old enough to have taught Qui-Gon or one of his predecessors) Yoda did teach Qui-Gon, not to mention Obi-Wan. This seems like something that was almost a plot hole when they introduced Qui-Gon, until they established that Yoda teaches the younglings. >>415 >Much like how Leia claimed to remember their mother's face in Episode 6 I can buy that this is just a vague memory from birth. That's believable, especially in context. >>416 >Why doesn't everyone use a droid army?

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>>417 I recently got into reading the thrawn trilogy because my friend wouldn't shut up about it and i ended up enjoying it more than the movies.
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>>414 >The prequels are honestly fine, just lacking subtlety. The prequels were an utter failure when the Clone Wars that Obi Wan talked about was just about a bunch of cloned dudes fighting robots and not people duking it out with cloning technology like in The 6th Day. It would made have so much sense more sense why Vader ended up in the Gimp suit and had such a bitter outlook on live, why technology decaded ect. The type of story one could have told with this kind of setup would also be wastly different then this shitty politics plot we got instead.

Horror and Suspense Anonymous 09/22/2020 (Tue) 04:51:29 Id: 07f14a No. 5 [Reply]
Post and talk about your favorites here. Try to keep it about pre 2000 movies because horror movies from the 21st Century are almost universally awful. Hell even mid 90's were pushing it.
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>>692 I like when the monsters of a horror movie aren't explained in detail, but yeah, some of the stuff in the movie doesn't make sense like having electricity. I think if you move pass that though it can be entertaining. I just hope it doesn't become more movies. The second movie's end could be considered a cliffhanger in some ways but mostly leaves things wraped up.
>>699 It works when something is clearly supernatural or cosmically so much more powerful that we can't comprehend it. When it's a movie where you set up very specific rules for why everything is the way it is, you have to answer exactly what the threat really is.
>>25 >If anyone knows any other films where people actively try to figure out how the creature/evil thing works along some line of logic or physical traits, please let me know. Phantoms from 1998 could fit the bill. There is also the "Creature" TV miniseries from the same year. Pitch Black from 2000 would also fall into that category.

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Evil Dead Thread Anonymous 11/06/2020 (Fri) 06:48:27 Id: 6cd8d6 No. 139 [Reply]
GROOVY EDITION I recently finished the 3rd season of Ash vs Evil Dead. What was that about? Are they going to take the Mad Max route? Who was that robo-chick at the end? Wasn't Raimi planning on a new Evil Dead film called Evil Dead Now with Lee Cronin (i.e Who?) directing it? They said Bruce Campbell won't star in it so it will probably be shit. But hey, let's talk about the good stuff for now. Which is your favorite Evil Dead movie? I love 2 but Army of Darkness takes the crown for me. It's just so fun and features armies of living skeletons so that's a plus.
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>>218 >I'm curious if this means Bruce Campbell is un-retiring Ash in some capacity Does he have a modern career beyond ash?
>>357 No. All his other notable roles were in the 90's for the most part, with Brisco County and Xena/Hercules. He played Elvis in Bubba Ho-Tep, which was great, but that was ~15~ 20 years ago. He did My Name is Bruce which is a parody of himself and Ash. Ash is his only enduring role and it's what he's best known for. At this stage, I don't think he's gonna shake that. His best shot is Sam Raimi directing a Marvel movie and getting him more than a cameo. If it turns into a recurring role, then kids will know him for that. Which will be shitty, but at this point his career is Ash. I think he's just being dramatic and is upset the show got cancelled, but given the rest of the cast seems to be involved in the Evil Dead series going forward it gives me some kind of hope. Then again, Raimi hasn't done shit in years. He has some cash and some cachet but he's never bothered to put real effort into reviving the series or Bruce Campbell's career. The guy got screwed by Sony but he needs to get back to making stuff.
>>218 Lets hope it's better than the other four Evil Dead games that exist and have their own timeline.

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Kung Fu & Martial Arts Chop Socky Buffet Anonymous 12/01/2020 (Tue) 00:06:13 Id: 544b7d No. 186 [Reply]
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>>186 If you wanna see a fun movie go watch Magic of Spell from 1988. You can find it on jewtube and I am always amazed how much weird shit is in there.
>>710 Im tempted. Anything else you can say about the film?
>>711 It's a Taiwanese kung fu fantasy film, allegedly inspired in parts by the Journey to the West and a sequel to a movie called "Child of Peach", but I never saw that one. First time I stumbled upon it, I though it was some kind of acid trip. You have this Peach boy as a main character and he befriends a humanoid Ginseng, who is hunted by an evil Overlord who needs the Ginseng for his Immortality bath. The main character is supported by three female figthers, one of them has a bird head and a wing instead of arms.

Anonymous 06/27/2021 (Sun) 17:28:50 Id: dab621 No. 698 [Reply]
>mfw I realized the last two non-remake films (((John Landis))) produced are titled Some Guy Who Kills People and I Hate Kids
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>>705 Howling was a better movie anyway. Speaking of which we need to watch the Howling movies on movie night. Not Howling 7. Never watch Howling 7.
>>706 There was more than one? I've been meaning to watch the original - never got around to it.
>>707 >There was more than one? You have no fucking idea. The first one is objectively the best and 7 is objectively the worst and the others vary in quality and content but all are worth a watch at least once, if not by themselves then as part of a spook marathon. The second movie even has Christopher Lee as the star. The only two to avoid is Howling 7 and the Howling reboot.

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Movie Identification Thread Anonymous 03/17/2021 (Wed) 14:21:57 Id: e5cda8 No. 418 [Reply]
Do you have screenshot from a movie that you want identified? What about some movie that you saw long ago but don't remember the name? This is the thread for you. >I'll start I'm trying to remember the name of this one movie that I use to watch as a kid. The plot involved this kid looking for a magic ring that shoots a blue death laser so that he can defeat this evil wizard who also has death laser powers. On his journey he meets this lady that turns into a a spider person that tries to eat him and this band of cyclopes that either wants to marry or eat his traveling companion. Also the evil wizard keeps killing dwarves throughout the movie.
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Impromptu Saturday Movie Anonymous 05/22/2021 (Sat) 22:29:01 Id: 69d1e5 No. 600 [Reply]
If anyone is interested there will be a stream of Casino (1995) at 16:30 PDT - 19:30 EDT. I'll update this thread with any more random showings if there is interest. https://watch.8ch.moe/view/8018a828-7ced-48fb-a63f-54ca099efe02/ https://cytu.be/r/civilwarcrimes

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Italian Cinema Anonymous 02/03/2021 (Wed) 13:59:28 Id: 713b88 No. 338 [Reply]
>get into Italian cinema >it absolutely blows out of the water most Pedowood films I have ever seen It's like I'm watching films made by people with actual souls. Any recommendations aside from these films I posted? I have Life is Beautiful on my queue already and Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto.
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>>387 We don't use more than two spaces because we don't use typewriters anymore, grandpa. >>374 >Nigger nigger, nigger, nigger nigger. >>505 Fuck right off back to 4gag, fag.
>>425 I agree, but this is too much of a tangent based on OP's "actual souls" comment, assuming that that is what set you off anyway.

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Kubrick Appreciation Thread Anonymous 10/30/2020 (Fri) 20:50:51 Id: caa326 No. 125 [Reply]
Stanley Kubrick easily makes everyone's top director lists. However, he's probably most famous for 2001: A Space Odyssey and Full Metal Jacket, both sensations in their time with a massive impact on pop culture despite Kubrick's supposed niche appeal. However, his less popular movies are easily my favorites, and among cinephiles I speak to these are not unpopular opinions. A Clockwork Orange is, of course, also well known but no longer mainstream. My personal favorites, however, are Barry Lyndon and Eyes Wide Shut. The latter performed poorly and was often criticized. Barry Lyndon is the epitome of "every frame a painting", and his research on the period (RIP his Napoleon film) combined with his lighting and framing imitate art from the period perfectly. Kubrick believed in telling stories with editing and visuals, which is the essence of film-making, and I can't think of a movie that encapsulates that better than Eyes Wide Shut. I can't help but feel it did poorly because it doesn't hold your hand through the narrative. There's almost no exposition in the entire film. Combined with his untimely death and rumors the final edit was tinkered with, I think this movie was unfairly criticized. I'd encourage any anons who have not seen his movies to do so. Including his earlier works, such as Spartacus and Paths of Glory. Kubrick never made a bad film. But I imagine most of you are also Kubrick fans. Which works are your favorite, and why?
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>>502 Since you're so much smarter than all of us, you're surely capable of posting an actual opinion instead of just telling everyone else theirs is shit.
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>>125 My favorite is 2001 by far. It's the first movie I ever watched and it continues to stick out in my mind as a near-perfect film. The effects, how it's shot, the editing, it just holds up so well and communicates its big ideas through experience rather than exposition, and I always feel like I've learned something new. I do mean to watch Barry Lyndon and Eyes Wide Shut at some point because they're the only ones I haven't seen yet, but I just never got around to them. I even made the mistake of watching AI. Spartacus was good, too, but Ben Hur did it better. I'm always amused by the Roman phase Hollywood went through in the 50s and 60s.
>>521 The "Roman Phase" was partially a result of Hollywood's attempt to compete with television. The best epics exists in this period because they realized the one place TV couldn't compete was on spectacle. There's plenty of non-Roman epics like Lawrence of Arabia and Cleopatra (I guess you could argue that one based on time period), but there was a wealth of Bible stories and mad Roman emperors, not to mention Shakespeare, ripe for adaptation. I still haven't seen Paths of Glory or The Killing, but I should get on with it. I can't imagine not liking them, but everyone focuses on his career post-2001, with some mentions of Lolita and Dr. Strangelove. Spartacus is almost never mentioned in the context of Kubrick himself. I think it's odd the rest are regarded as big, influential, important works directed by Kubrick and Spartacus seems to just be a big, influential, important work which happens to be directed by Kubrick. Haven't seen Ben Hur to compare, but it would be appropriate that it's better. Communists love Spartacus for some reason and love that it broke the Hollywood blacklist, but Charlton Heston is a true patriot.

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