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My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 9:39:26 AM   
rawlinson

 

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So with a new year comes a certain to fail new list attempt. As I doubled my first 300 list to 600, this (after a challenge from Matty) was originally going to double that to 1200. Narrowing the list down seemed to take an age, so I've removed the number limit and I'm just going to go chronologically through the films I love. I'm betting the list stalls at 1908.
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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 9:39:48 AM   
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Reserved for list run-down.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 9:41:28 AM   
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1. Demolishing and Building up the Star Theatre



1901
Director: F.S. Armitage

Time-lapse photography is nothing new today, but it can still be used to startling effect even now when we've all had so much time to become accustomed to it. So think how eerie and how odd a film like this must have been in 1901. Armitage captured the destruction of the Star Theatre in New York, taking exposures every several minutes over the course of a month as the theatre was slowly taken apart. If it was just of note for its early technical accomplishments, I wouldn't rate it so highly. But even as aloof as the film is, it manages to capture something quite poignant in the sadness of passing time, and the destruction of this rather gorgeous building. We're given quite a lengthy (for such a short film) establishing shot of the building in all its glory, before time suddenly roars forward and life around the building go into overdrive. The building comes down in about a minute as both time and life are captured and manipulated by the photographic trickery.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 9:52:14 AM   
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Surely this has to be the most ambitious list in the history of this forum

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 10:11:00 AM   
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after a challenge from Matty




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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 10:11:02 AM   
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Which is why it's doomed to fail.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 10:16:09 AM   
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I have not seen this first entry, but at a sprightly 1 minute 58 seconds there is nt real reason why I shouldn't watch it now.


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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 10:18:05 AM   
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2. The Man with the Rubber Head



1901
Director: Georges Melies

The first entry from the pioneer of cinema fantasy, Melies also stars in this charming short. It's fair to say it's essentially a one joke idea, a scientist makes a copy of his own head, much to his own delight. He then decides to experiment with the head by inflating it with a pair of bellows. It's a simple idea, and Melies treats it like a magic trick, even pulling out the head in the beginning like a rabbit from a hat, and you have to imagine that's partly how the man viewed the cinema, as another trick for the magician, another way to misdirect the audience. As with the Star Theatre short, it represents a leap forward in technological effects, here through the multiple exposures required to create the second head, but again, there's more to it than that. The main joy in the film comes from Melies' own obvious and infectious sense of glee at the proceedings. It may not be as complex as some of his later work, but the creativity involved is still incredibly impressive.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 10:18:46 AM   
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quote:

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I have not seen this first entry, but at a sprightly 1 minute 58 seconds there is nt real reason why I shouldn't watch it now.



If only Peter fucking Jackson would watch some more sprightly films.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 10:18:50 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf

I have not seen this first entry, but at a sprightly 1 minute 58 seconds there is nt real reason why I shouldn't watch it now.



I was gonna ask elab if it is any good first, I think she may have been at the premiere

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 10:20:11 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf

I have not seen this first entry, but at a sprightly 1 minute 58 seconds there is nt real reason why I shouldn't watch it now.



I was gonna ask elab if it is any good first, I think she may have been at the premiere



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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 10:53:10 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: rawlinson

So with a new year comes a certain to fail new list attempt. As I doubled my first 300 list to 600, this (after a challenge from Matty) was originally going to double that to 1200. Narrowing the list down seemed to take an age, so I've removed the number limit and I'm just going to go chronologically through the films I love. I'm betting the list stalls at 1908.


Oh jesus, you're still posting?

So much for 'A New Year, A New Start' on these forums.

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She's supposed to be 13! I'd want her to be very attractive though


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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 10:58:28 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: rawlinson

So with a new year comes a certain to fail new list attempt. As I doubled my first 300 list to 600, this (after a challenge from Matty) was originally going to double that to 1200. Narrowing the list down seemed to take an age, so I've removed the number limit and I'm just going to go chronologically through the films I love. I'm betting the list stalls at 1908.


Oh jesus, you're still posting?

So much for 'A New Year, A New Start' on these forums.



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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 11:05:59 AM   
Pigeon Army


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quote:

ORIGINAL: rawlinson


quote:

ORIGINAL: Pigeon Army


quote:

ORIGINAL: rawlinson

So with a new year comes a certain to fail new list attempt. As I doubled my first 300 list to 600, this (after a challenge from Matty) was originally going to double that to 1200. Narrowing the list down seemed to take an age, so I've removed the number limit and I'm just going to go chronologically through the films I love. I'm betting the list stalls at 1908.


Oh jesus, you're still posting?

So much for 'A New Year, A New Start' on these forums.





Hey, hey, look, don't cry.

Your face is ugly already, you don't need to make it worse.


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She's supposed to be 13! I'd want her to be very attractive though


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Stop being mean to Deviation

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 12:16:59 PM   
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Your face is ugly already, you don't need to make it worse.



You insolent vagina.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 12:24:05 PM   
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Your face is ugly already, you don't need to make it worse.



You insolent vagina.


Took you over an hour to come up with that? You're slipping, bro. Next thing I know you'll be reporting me to the mods and calling me a fascist because you've got nothing else in your arsenal.

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She's supposed to be 13! I'd want her to be very attractive though


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Stop being mean to Deviation

No.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 12:30:34 PM   
rawlinson

 

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I'm actually reading Viz and it turned up.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 12:33:26 PM   
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I'm actually reading Viz and it turned up.


"FEATURING Sid the Sexist, Fat Slags, Letterbocks, 8 Ace, Top Tips, Spoilt Bastard, Roger Irrelevant, Mrs Brady, Profanisaurus, Drunken Bakers, Suicidal Sid, Aldridge Prior, Finbarr Saunders, Pathetic Sharks, Terry Fuckwitt"

Sounds like some quality literature there

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She's supposed to be 13! I'd want her to be very attractive though


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Stop being mean to Deviation

No.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 12:36:37 PM   
rawlinson

 

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At its height, Viz was amazing. And the Drunken Bakers are legends.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 12:41:32 PM   
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At its height


'At its height', eh? You digging back through those classic 1970s sex gags, eh? Eh? EH? EH?



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She's supposed to be 13! I'd want her to be very attractive though


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No.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 12:43:44 PM   
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^ my sex face lol

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Films watched in 2013

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 12:45:16 PM   
rawlinson

 

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I love that pic, PA, where's the pic of you where you look like that?

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 12:47:20 PM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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I like how on-topic this thread is!

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Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 12:48:24 PM   
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Gimli, you have a PM.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 12:48:38 PM   
rawlinson

 

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Gimli, check your pms about HoF.

Viz will be on topic when The Fat Slags film comes up.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 12:49:06 PM   
rawlinson

 

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Matty slipped in when I wasn't looking, I've heard that's a thing with him.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 12:51:13 PM   
Pigeon Army


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I love that pic, PA, where's the pic of you where you look like that?


All over Facebook. Pity you're too cool and hip for that site.

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She's supposed to be 13! I'd want her to be very attractive though


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Stop being mean to Deviation

No.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 12:53:07 PM   
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Matty slipped in when I wasn't looking




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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 1:02:13 PM   
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Gimli, off-topic and everything, I absolutely love your new av and title.



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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 1:03:32 PM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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quote:

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Gimli, off-topic and everything, I absolutely love your new av and title.





A fan of the show I take it?

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So, sir, we let him have it right up! And I have to report, sir, he did not like it, sir.

Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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