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Friday, September 30th, 2005

Hello.
8:06 pm.

deathandthegirl
So, see any good films lately?
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Monday, May 2nd, 2005


3:58 pm.

littlefoot82
No one posts in this community.

A while ago, Anthony indicated that he would be interested in knowing the syllabus from my Camp Culture film studies class. Since I have just finished (I think) my final paper for said class, I thought I'd post the list of screenings and some minor commentary on each.

If anyone cares about the reading list, I'll post that too after I get my handouts back in some sort of order.

The Importance of Being Earnest
I <3 Oscar Wilde, and this adaptation is quite good - nice and theatrical. Also ridiculous, British, and very very campy.

All About Eve
A classic Hollywood film. Bette Davis is brilliant. I think it's about 45 minutes too long, but very enjoyable nonetheless.

Glen or Glenda?

Plan 9 From Outer Space
Ed Wood films are disasters. Thank God they're not very long. These are required viewing for anyone who even thinks they like things that are so bad they're good.

Bride of Frankenstein
I actually fell asleep during this screening. As 1930s monster movies go, it's a classic. The gay subtext is well done.

The Scarlet Empress
THIS MOVIE IS REALLY REALLY REALLY LONG AND I DON'T LIKE MARLENE DIETRICH THAT MUCH ALTHOUGH I CAN CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND WHY SHE IS A CAMP ICON.

I did not enjoy this film very much.


She Done Him Wrong
At least it's short. Mae West irritates me.

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Now this is a brilliant film. Bette Davis will give you nightmares. Joan Crawford isn't so bad either. Highly recommended by me.

Female Trouble
See icon. John Waters is one of my heroes, and I adore his early trash films.

A Clockwork Orange
Isn't liking Kubrick a requirement? Come on, you all know you need to see this film if you haven't already.

Pee Wee's Big Adventure
I hadn't watched this since I was about six. Revisiting the gay "subtext" of Pee Wee (it's not really subtle enough to be called subtext, in my opinion) makes me wonder if it had a subliminal effect on my childhood development and if this is why I have unconsciously surrounded myself with gay men.

Ed Wood
Tim Burton is God. Even better if you know Ed Wood's films. Martin Landau is phenominal as Bela Lugosi.

Mars Attacks!
This is probably Burton's worst film, but I adore the aliens.

and tomorrow's screening...Invasion USA
Obviously haven't seen this one yet.
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Sunday, March 27th, 2005


11:35 am.

littlefoot82
I watched Waiting for Guffman last night, for what is probably the 30th time. Friends find it alarming that I can recite large portions of the improvised script and that I know all the words to the Stool Boom song.

So I thought we should discuss the brilliance of Christopher Guest and his ensemble, improvisational mockumentaries for a while. Go.
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Sunday, March 20th, 2005


2:43 pm.

disgustipated
alright, time for another film community cliche. or many!! i was bored.

1. last 10 movies youve seen, at home or the cinema.

2. 5 favorite directors, past or present. FAVORITE, not best.

3. favorite film cliche (as in angle, framing, that whole mise en scene thing, action (a kiss, etc), gag)

4. 3 most overrated "classic" films. doesnt have to be gone with the wind, it can be... battleship potemkin! though im sure film-gods will send you to hell for that.

5. chaplin or keaton?!?!

6. favorite hitchock

7. have you seen any of satyajit ray's films?

8. maya deren - yay or nay?

9. more important - for the film to really be astounding, or for you to get emotionally involved? or does one force the other?

10. somebody gives you a projector and a beautifully pristine print of your choice. what movie do you get?!?!
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Friday, March 18th, 2005


11:21 pm.

exit_music
at the risk of sounding clichéd (but i'm struggling for chat until some people actually join this goddamn thing) what were everyones 10 favourite releases from last year?

1-2-3 GO.

(chris, i upgraded you to a maintainer so are you allowed to modify info, interests (i think we need some...) page layout etc?)
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Friday, December 31st, 2010

wildcat was written in a kind of obsolete vernacular
6:00 pm.

exit_music









a community for lots of people to communicate in.

lets shag ass
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Thursday, March 17th, 2005


2:07 am.

exit_music
hello boys and girls

in theory this is a geeko community for all of us to talk about films and such without having to trawl through individual user posts to be a complete nerd

on the other hand it will be pitifully ignored

we shall see

i am sorry for the pink. it's a tenenbaums colour. i will try prettify this later, unless someone else is volunteering to sex this place up.
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