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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 1/2/2012 11:23:18 PM   
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Slightly but does the dvd of Sunrise feature the original score Murnau intended? I'm only asking because I remember watching The General on dvd and the music really didn't fit, it sounded like it was done on a Casio keyboard in 1986 and didn't sound anything like your traditional silent score. Reminded me of when Queen redid Metropolis.


The Masters Of Cinema release of Sunrise does yeah. The General never actually had a specified soundtrack upon release, so whatever is on the disc is nothing to do with what the filmmakers intended.

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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 1/2/2012 11:50:20 PM   
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Slightly but does the dvd of Sunrise feature the original score Murnau intended? I'm only asking because I remember watching The General on dvd and the music really didn't fit, it sounded like it was done on a Casio keyboard in 1986 and didn't sound anything like your traditional silent score. Reminded me of when Queen redid Metropolis.


I just watched it and that's exactly what I thought. It was the only thing that detracted from the film.


The score was a MAJOR issue for me hating the film the first time I watched it.




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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 2/2/2012 12:33:06 AM   
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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 2/2/2012 12:36:04 AM   
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Did I just see that?

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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 2/2/2012 2:47:10 AM   
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Slightly but does the dvd of Sunrise feature the original score Murnau intended? I'm only asking because I remember watching The General on dvd and the music really didn't fit, it sounded like it was done on a Casio keyboard in 1986 and didn't sound anything like your traditional silent score. Reminded me of when Queen redid Metropolis.


I just watched it and that's exactly what I thought. It was the only thing that detracted from the film.


The score was a MAJOR issue for me hating the film the first time I watched it.



I had that exact complaint in class yesterday. It's never bothered me tbh.

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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 2/2/2012 3:09:29 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Spaldron

Slightly but does the dvd of Sunrise feature the original score Murnau intended? I'm only asking because I remember watching The General on dvd and the music really didn't fit, it sounded like it was done on a Casio keyboard in 1986 and didn't sound anything like your traditional silent score. Reminded me of when Queen redid Metropolis.


I just watched it and that's exactly what I thought. It was the only thing that detracted from the film.



The score was a MAJOR issue for me hating the film the first time I watched it.



I had that exact complaint in class yesterday. It's never bothered me tbh.



I agree with adam. You can tell that the music doesn't naturally accompany the film but I actually really liked it. A "happy contradiction" is how I'd almost describe it.


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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 2/2/2012 7:21:14 AM   
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It really depends on which version you watched tho ninj. I watched a version a few years back that had a hideous score. Like, just terrible, and deeply affected my being able to love Keaton. On the other hand, there's a version I have waiting to watch that has a score by Joe Hisaishi that, by all rights, should be amazeballs...

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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 2/2/2012 11:43:36 AM   
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For me any issue with scores usually derives from directorial intent. If a film had a pre-designated score put in place by the filmmaker then I'd consider it kind of blasphemous for someone else to come along and add their own score. If there was no score, ala the Keaton film, or the Chaplin Keystones or something of that ilk, then I don't particularly mind who does what with it. Polite protocol suggests that music of the period is preferred, but I'm not *that* hardline (although I know some who are!). Besides, it is really nice to see a film accompanied live, and if you get an impresario like Neil Brand involved then there's generally very little to take issue with.

There are cases when a programmer or curator has taken liberties with films that do actually have scores that I've been impressed too. I once saw Vampyr, a film which actually has dialogue, with an original accompanied score, which drowned out said dialogue (which is minimal anyway, but still), and I really loved it.

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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 2/2/2012 3:18:35 PM   
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It really depends on which version you watched tho ninj. I watched a version a few years back that had a hideous score. Like, just terrible, and deeply affected my being able to love Keaton. On the other hand, there's a version I have waiting to watch that has a score by Joe Hisaishi that, by all rights, should be amazeballs...



Yeah, I'm not sure but I do remember that it was quite a modern sounding, fast-tracked score for the train scene especially. I may just check out that Joe Hisaishi one, sounds great!


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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 2/2/2012 3:26:02 PM   
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Just rewatching an old favourite - Battle of Britain. I was obviously born way too late to have been witness to anything like the events of 1940, but seeing massive formations of Heinkels and Messerschmitts being engaged by Spitfires and Hurricanes over southern England on the big screen (in 2005) as close to seeing those actual events as I'm ever going to get....


Thank fuck! But I know what you mean. I was working on an airbase (events company) over Nov and Dec and there was some geezer with a P51. When I make it as a professional alcoholic I am gonna get me something like that. Then obviously die horribly in flames, screaming.

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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 3/2/2012 10:44:45 AM   
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The Grand Central Station Waltz from The Fisher King.

Just an amazing piece of cinema.

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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 3/2/2012 10:57:34 AM   
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I was watching 30 Days of Night a few days ago and the scene of the initial attack on the town is just pure horror cinema. Absolute choas, vampires tearing people apart, people fighting back and then there's that wonderful birds eye view of the carnage... I know its not an all time classic but for me, that scene in particular, is fine horror filmmaking.

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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 3/2/2012 11:41:58 AM   
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There's a bit towards the end of The Descendants where the camera dissolves between a close up of a character's eye to a shot of some Hawaiian mountains. If you can picture the lower part of the eyelid being like two sides of a wide triangle, those lines continued on perfectly matched to the two mountainsides in the shot into which it dissolved. It's hard to describe.

That film-makers put this sort of thing into their films, and that I notice them, is one of the many reasons I love cinema.


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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 3/2/2012 1:24:19 PM   
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The night vision camera shot in The Descent.

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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 3/2/2012 1:30:29 PM   
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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 3/2/2012 1:33:24 PM   
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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 3/2/2012 11:29:03 PM   
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Buster Keaton
Laurel And Hardy
The Marx Brothers
Harold Lloyd
The great MGM musicals.
Lubitsch's comedies.
John Ford's westerns.
Kurosawa.
Bergman.
Fritz Lang.
Hitchcock.
Billy Wilder.
Howard Hawks.
Truffaut.
Louis Malle.
Clouzot.
Bogart.
Bette Davis.
Katharine Hepburn.
Mae West.
Marlene Dietrich.

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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 7/2/2012 12:29:15 AM   
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Just to name a few reasons....

The kissing montage at the end of Cinema Paradiso
When Salieri helped Mozart write Requiem in Amadeus
The basement scene in Inglorious Basterds
The thrill of watching the Mexican Standoff in Reservoir Dogs for the first time
The opening of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
The opening of Drive
The music in Drive
The music in Once
The Luke vs Vader saber duel in Empire Strikes Back
Withnail's rendition of Hamlet's soliquoy in Withnail in I
The quotable lines of Rushmore
The hilarious scenes in A Fish Called Wanda that never get old
The entirety of Pulp Fiction
The entirety of Goodfellas
Because Michael Myers came home on Halloween but stayed in my mind for decades
Because whether or not you liked it, Inception makes you think
Because a movie can make you laugh and/or cry at 5 years old
Because a movie can still make you laugh and/or cry at 50 years old
Because movies can be so powerful they can change you as a person
Because they portray our dreams on a big screen and even exceed our dreams
"They're the stuff dreams are made of"
Basically, film is something that is able to speak volumes no matter what language you speak and can live on in our minds forever.

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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 7/2/2012 1:13:28 AM   
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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 7/2/2012 12:53:56 PM   
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Those are great pictures. It reminds me of the 80s era.
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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 9/2/2012 7:04:28 AM   
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I love watching movies because it makes me smarter- really. Not academically smarter, but emotionally and socially smarter. When I watch a movie, I learn about a new place and their culture, what people with different lives from me do (example: a missionary doctor, a district attorney, a wizard, a maffia,etc), helps me learn a new vocabulary, and makes me appreciate nature and even humanity.

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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 9/2/2012 7:28:37 AM   
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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 9/2/2012 3:58:51 PM   
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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 9/2/2012 9:58:01 PM   
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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 9/2/2012 10:20:44 PM   
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Yeah, that was fantastic. I think I held my breath for that whole song. Transfixed is the word.

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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 13/2/2012 6:04:15 AM   
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I love this thread, and looking through all these posts. Cinema should get the respect it deserves!

Film is, for me, INSPIRATION and INTRIGUE. It takes me by the hand and (almost literally) leads me into someone else's imagination- it also encourages me to fine tune my own creativity. Film is a medium through which intense messages can be delivered. The impact a well-made film can have is tremendous.... Film is what I want to do with my life.

Here are some films that have greatly inspired me:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OJIrSucm7sg/TW1h5OQR7XI/AAAAAAAABQI/NpWST_PYFNs/s1600/atonement460.jpg

http://www.offoffoff.com/film/2001/images/memento.jpg

http://cdn2.screenjunkies.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/hopkins-meet-joe-black.jpg
(The score for this ^ is FANTASTIC.)
I hope I posted these correctly, I haven't been here long

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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 14/2/2012 11:34:35 PM   
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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 15/2/2012 8:47:41 AM   
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Yes, yes yes. It was even more mesmerising the second time I seen it.

Shame is full of scenes for me that could fit in 'Reasons I love cinema' especially with its use of music.

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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 21/2/2012 1:57:34 PM   
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RE: Reasons I Love Cinema - 21/2/2012 3:07:59 PM   
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This ^

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