SHERDOG MOVIE CLUB: Let's pick the Week 14 movie!

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Week 14

  1. Harakiri (1962)

    15.8%
  2. Mahler (1974)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Barry Lyndon (1975)

    42.1%
  4. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover (1989)

    26.3%
  5. eXisten (1999)

    15.8%
  1. Guestx

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    NOTE to NON-MEMBERS: Confused about what's going on in here? See the following thread:

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    We got @chickenluver hitting us with some serious shit this week. I hope everyone has their hipster costume nearby because it's time to be some snooty arthouse motherfuckers.


    Here are our candidates!
    Harakiri (1962)

    Director: Masaki Kobayashi

    Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita

    Premise: An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn.

    Trailer:





    Mahler (1974)

    Director: Ken Russell

    Stars: Robert Powell, Georgina Hale, Lee Montague

    Premise: After time away spent conducting at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Gustav Mahler (Robert Powell) is returning to Austria by train with his wife, Alma (Georgina Hale). Over the course of the journey, he has occasion to reflect upon the significant moments of his life.

    Trailer:





    Barry Lyndon (1975)

    Director: Stanley Kubrick

    Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee

    Premise: An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.

    Trailer:





    The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989)

    Director: Peter Greenaway

    Stars: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren

    Premise: The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husbands restaurant.

    Trailer:





    eXistenZ (1999)

    Director: David Cronenberg

    Stars: Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ian Holm

    Premise: A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

    Trailer:





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    P.S. I don't know why but it double-spaced all my shit even though it's not double-spaced when I go back to edit. Weird.
     
  3. TheRuthlessOne

    TheRuthlessOne 3 Piece and a Soda Belt

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    There is a movie on this list I really want to see after seeing a few people talking about it a week or so ago

    Glad it was nominated
     
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    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    A patrician's choice, chickenluver, bravo.

    Well except that one movie...

    If it is the movie I think it is, please don't vote for it. My fingertips would be so pained by the amount of typing necessary for it. I... I can't stand it!

    Please, you wouldn't want to hurt someone's fingertips, would you?
     
  5. chickenluver

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    PM me which one
     
  6. Guestx

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    It's gotta be eXistenZ.
     
  7. chickenluver

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    I thought so. Could be The Cook the Thief his wife and her lover as well, but only for people who have already seen it
     
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    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    Does jeicex feelings mean nothing to you?

    I was constrasting patrician more with having a plebian taste. Not in terms of... well... you know.
     
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    Well, I know how to vote now. Your hands are going to look like Django's by the end of this one
     
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    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    Lord jeicex I have failed you.

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    Remember what Django managed to do with those broken fingers?

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    Actual response to joke.

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    I can't say I remember Jeicex making any comments about any of these films. . .
     
  12. europe1

    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    Remember his decree about saying nothing that influences voting?
     
  13. Guestx

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    BTW, I haven't seen eXistenZ so maybe I just don't understand the movie's level of depth, but I'm interpreting it as chickenluver's Jumper.
     
  14. Guestx

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    Oh, I see what you're saying now.

    Well guess what? JEICEX AIN'T HERE!


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    I may have also voted for said movie.

    And started watching it...
     
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  16. Guestx

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    Prophesying victory already?
     
  17. europe1

    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    The Blue-Named ones return has been Prophesied! There are portents and prodigies all around us! The man called 3-weeks-late-writer fortolled of his glorious resuscitation in his parting post! You'll die the second death of the IP-Ban for this mockery! You'll see! You'll see!
     
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    It actually fits in with the rest of the films at least tonally anyway, more so than it would appear from the plot description or trailer
     
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    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    Btw. Is this part of some theme or is it a smorgasbord of options?
     
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    Alright so my original idea for a loose theme of sorts was one film each from directors of 5 different nationalities for the sake of variety. I had 4 of these 5 set in stone and I wanted to do a Bergman but I couldn't decide which one to pick. I briefly considered doing all Bergman, but I don't really want to force everyone to watch a Bergman (or do I?) so I decided on Mahler, although the Ken Russell I really wanted to pick was The Devils, but I was worried it might be hard for some to track down. So we ended up with 2 English directors.

    I also considered themes of film noir, Kurosawa, silent films, and of course Shakespeare adaptations.
     
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