8 1/2 - Federico Fellini

8 1/2 - Federico Fellini

Ok many love this film for all kinds of reasons, I love it cause it looks great as video wall paper, yep play it while you have friends over, or while you do house work, play some REM or Gwar, or whatever, it's such a hardy work that it's art, and worth playing again and again, I just leave it on night and day.

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  • Baked, burnt, drenched, painted and projected, that's how I like it.

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  • Because I love the music of Kurt Weill Synopsis: The sly melodies of composer Kurt Weill and the daring of dramatist Bertolt Brecht come together on-screen under the direction of German auteur G. W. Pabst (Pandora's Box) in ... Because I love the music of Kurt Weill Synopsis: The sly melodies of composer Kurt Weill and the daring of dramatist Bertolt Brecht come together on-screen under the direction of German auteur G. W. Pabst (Pandora's Box) in this classic adaptation of the Weimar-era theatrical sensation. Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The Threepenny Opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities. With its palpable evocation of corruption and dread, set to Weill's irresistible score, The Threepenny Opera remains a benchmark of early sound cinema. It is presented here in both its celebrated German and rare French versions.

  • If you are in the market for straight up revenge, this movie is it. Part of a trilogy of revenge movies including Sympathy for Mr. Vengence, and Lady Vengence, Oldboy is my personal favorite.

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  • Horror comes in all flavors, this one features animated dolls. About The Film: This dark foray into the world of stop-motion animation offers a gloomy fairy story aimed at adults. The story revolves around a group of mice who... Horror comes in all flavors, this one features animated dolls. About The Film: This dark foray into the world of stop-motion animation offers a gloomy fairy story aimed at adults. The story revolves around a group of mice who battle some devious creatures for possession of a doll.

  • For those who already know the short films of the Brothers Quay, Phantom Museums is a welcome, thorough investigation of a lifelong dedication to stop-motion animation and dream sequence narratives. For those just discovering this... For those who already know the short films of the Brothers Quay, Phantom Museums is a welcome, thorough investigation of a lifelong dedication to stop-motion animation and dream sequence narratives. For those just discovering this identical twin team of Stephen and Timothy Quay, Phantom Museums is the place to start. This two-disc set includes roughly twenty of their projects, chronologically spanning thirty years. Inspired by the old-fashioned look of early animated features such as The Adventures of Prince Achmed, as well as Jan Svankmajer and Jiri Barta's films, The Brothers Quay built their reputation on combining the quaintness and delicacy of early animation with present day macabre. As miniaturists, they painstakingly hand assembled decadent sets, such as an ancient library, a shrunken head vault at the natural history museum, and spiral staircases. Homemade dolls with missing eyes, pins, needles, and screws, protractors, and other tiny metallic things, make characters and their environs grotesquely techno, framed by carnivalesque camerawork in which the viewer experiences scenes from every possible angle. Highly anatomical, they sometimes use steaks and livers to represent doll innards. Watching these films now, one appreciates their Goth quality, especially because of the romantic, classical musical accompaniment. Their influence on the music video industry is also apparent. Each film has a unique story and production design, so that although the overall Quay aesthetic is clear, variation avoids redundancy. Phantom Museums also includes director commentary, alternate versions, and a wonderful filmed interview with the pair, in which they discuss their father forcing them to choose between either becoming gym teachers or artists. Lucky for us.

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  • Obsession, mental illness, hallucination, and crime --ah! German Weimar cinema!!

  • The Secret IS The Law of Attraction. We all need reminders about how our negative thoughts are blocking us from the good stuff! The Secret DVD serves as the ultimate refresher course. And if you haven't yet seen it -- What are you... The Secret IS The Law of Attraction. We all need reminders about how our negative thoughts are blocking us from the good stuff! The Secret DVD serves as the ultimate refresher course. And if you haven't yet seen it -- What are you waiting for???

  • Paul Schrader's visually stunning, collagelike portrait of acclaimed Japanese author and playwright Yukio Mishima (played by Ken Ogata) investigates the inner turmoil and contradictions of a man who attempted an impossible harmony... Paul Schrader's visually stunning, collagelike portrait of acclaimed Japanese author and playwright Yukio Mishima (played by Ken Ogata) investigates the inner turmoil and contradictions of a man who attempted an impossible harmony between self, art, and society. Taking place on Mishima's last day, when he famously committed public seppuku, the film is punctuated by extended flashbacks to the writer's life as well as by gloriously stylized evocations of his fictional works. With its rich cinematography by John Bailey, exquisite sets and costumes by Eiko Ishioka, and unforgettable, highly influential score by Philip Glass, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters is a tribute to its subject and a bold, investigative work of art in its own right.

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