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    Yeah, I definitely recognize it as my own failings as a viewer more than anything. For whatever reason, for the past several years I've had a really hard time giving my full focus to almost any film I see, so the more dry and austere it is, the harder time I have engaging with it, even if I can appreciate its strengths. I'm hoping it's just youthful hormones keeping my mind a mess and that sometime in my 30s I'll be able to become a far more serious and obnoxious film geek than I am now. This is what J. Hoberman said about Bresson:

    Bluntly put, to not get Bresson is to not get the idea of motion pictures—it's to have missed that train the Lumiére brothers filmed arriving at Lyon station 110 years ago.
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    i think i had more trouble getting into bresson than any other filmmaker i love... i started with balthazar and country priest and was very, very underwhelmed... it took pickpocket and mouchette before i began to click with him.

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    I don't, I want to see the fucking teaser trailer
    It was really cool. I tried to take a quick shot of the title card at the end of the teaser but someone saw me and made me delete it :-/

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    I've been on a huge Bresson kick this year. In the past 12 months I've seen about 10 of his movies. I'd suggest them in this order:

    Au Hasard Balthazar
    L'Argent
    A Man Escaped
    Mouchette
    The Devil, Probably
    Lancelot du Lac (good luck finding it)
    The Trial of Joan of Arc
    Pickpocket
    Diary of a Country Priest (the first one I saw - I suspect I'd like it better now, having a better handle on his technique)
    Four Nights of a Dreamer (a wildly different take on some of his recurring themes - didn't work for me, but I understand the appeal)
    Man it's been a few years since I've seen most of these, how did you track down some of the harder to find titles?

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    I don't entirely agree with that - I totally struggled with him at first. It wasn't until I saw several of his films that I began to grasp the meaning behind his editing, his use of voiceover, his direction of actors....He simply uses the conventions of cinema in a way that no one else does, and I think it takes a certain volume of exposure to acclimate to it.

    My way of saying this would be, if you watch a Bresson movie and walk away feeling underwhelmed and give up on it/him, THEN you have dropped the ball. Same goes for any great, difficult filmmaker (i.e., me and Haneke).
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    Quote Originally Posted by xanman86 View Post
    It was really cool. I tried to take a quick shot of the title card at the end of the teaser but someone saw me and made me delete it :-/



    Man it's been a few years since I've seen most of these, how did you track down some of the harder to find titles?
    They all played LA during the touring TIFF retrospective last spring. I missed L'Argent and The Devil, Probably there, so I saw them on R2 DVD from CineFile - the latter did just get a US release from Olive Films, though.
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    The Other Woman w/ Natalie Porman: Not bad, not great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    i think i had more trouble getting into bresson than any other filmmaker i love... i started with balthazar and country priest and was very, very underwhelmed... it took pickpocket and mouchette before i began to click with him.
    I'm still at that early stage. All I've seen of his are Mouchette and now Pickpocket, and I thought both were good but not necessarily great. And I did prefer Mouchette by a small margin.
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    What are your favorite swashbucklers/cinematic sword fights?
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    Oddly enough, the first one to pop in my head was the crazy sword fight that happens in the middle of the time warp in Ice Pirates
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    Errol Flynn vs. Basil Rathbone in The Adventures of Robin Hood (I loved all Errol Flynn swashbucklers - until the point he gets old and alcoholic/bloated-looking and ought not to be wielding a sword)

    The Black Knight vs. King Arthur in Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    Liam Neeson vs. Tim Roth in Rob Roy

    All of the swordfights (both serious and slapstick) in The Three Musketeers with Michael York, Christopher Lee, Oliver Reed, Frank Finlay, Faye Dunaway, etc. I LOVE that movie.
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    The first one to pop in my head was the final duel in Cutthroat Island but I think that's really more nostalgia.

    Besides some of the great ones already listed I still love the sword fight in Princess Bride despite how overplayed that movie has been.
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    Seeking a quality flick to take in while enjoying a few drinks tonight, I randomly happened upon Louis Malle's Zazie in the Subway.

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    I liked Brick more for the comedy then for anything else. I thought the dialogue was hilarious and the entire idea was clever. Gimmicky, I can understand. I dug it though.
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    Yeah I liked it too. I don't think they were trying for anything other than a comedy with the high school setting/
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    Quote Originally Posted by ods.. View Post
    I liked Brick more for the comedy then for anything else. I thought the dialogue was hilarious and the entire idea was clever. Gimmicky, I can understand. I dug it though.
    I enjoy the film but it came out during the brilliant first season of Veronica Mars and pales in comparison in just about every way.

    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    I'm still at that early stage. All I've seen of his are Mouchette and now Pickpocket, and I thought both were good but not necessarily great. And I did prefer Mouchette by a small margin.
    My favorite of his is probably Au Hasard Balthazar



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    Quote Originally Posted by AlecEiffel View Post
    What are your favorite swashbucklers/cinematic sword fights?
    The sword fight in the Princess Bride between Wesley and Inigo Montoya is my all time favorite.
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    I've never understood all the love for The Princess Bride; I've never even been able to sit through it from beginning to end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HowToDisappear View Post
    I've never understood all the love for The Princess Bride; I've never even been able to sit through it from beginning to end.
    Amen. Terrible movie.

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    Im super excited for Les Misérables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubesock Shakur View Post
    Im super excited for Les Misérables.
    this morning i was worrying about whether the star's singing will be as shitty as sweeney todd though.
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    Amen. Terrible movie.
    The world's obsession over that movie has always perplexed me. This is one of the first times I've heard/read someone sharing my opinion on that god damned movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlecEiffel View Post
    What are your favorite swashbucklers/cinematic sword fights?
    The only good thing about the second Pirates of the Caribbean movie was the swordfight on the water wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chairmenmeow47 View Post
    this morning i was worrying about whether the star's singing will be as shitty as sweeney todd though.
    I learned that the actors sang live in each scene instead of lip synching to a recording. It will certainly make it more authentic, but hoping for really good performances. I'm excited to see it also.
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    Even though it borrows heavily from the marketing aesthetics of both the Nolan batman series and the transformers series, that is is still a bad-ass poster.
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    Ha nice hidden Starfleet emblem. Interesting that the Star Trek motifs seem to end there. I'm not a Trekkie though.
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    Bill Murray just signed on for Ghostbusters 3 apparently. The Toronto sun ran an article but pulled it from their site. Guess we'll have to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xuclarockerx View Post
    Ha nice hidden Starfleet emblem. Interesting that the Star Trek motifs seem to end there. I'm not a Trekkie though.
    That emblem is what really made me think of the Dark Knight posters
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    Quote Originally Posted by cutterbutter View Post
    Bill Murray just signed on for Ghostbusters 3 apparently. The Toronto sun ran an article but pulled it from their site. Guess we'll have to see.
    I hope the do right by him and either make him a ghost or kill him in the first 10 min. Like he has requested.

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    hahaha
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