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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 1:07:46 PM   
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A fan of the show I take it?



Oh yes And of Britta especially. Plus I have a crush on Gillian Jacobs.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 1:18:38 PM   
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you're too cool and hip


This is true.

And Community will never be off-topic in this thread.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 1:28:13 PM   
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And Community will never be off-topic in this thread.





By the way, I just had a look back at my to watch list, and I added about 200 films from your Top 650 thread back when you finished that, so imagine how many will be added during this

Edit: Also just watched "Demolishing and Building up the Star Theatre" on Youtube. I love time-lapse photography and this was really interesting. I think this may also be the earliest film I've ever seen minus Roundhay Garden Scene.


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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 1:48:36 PM   
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And Community will never be off-topic in this thread.





By the way, I just had a look back at my to watch list, and I added about 200 films from your Top 650 thread back when you finished that, so imagine how many will be added during this




How many of them have you managed to see so far?

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Edit: Also just watched "Demolishing and Building up the Star Theatre" on Youtube. I love time-lapse photography and this was really interesting. I think this may also be the earliest film I've ever seen minus Roundhay Garden Scene.


Glad you liked it. One of the great things about places like Internet Archive are all the little curios tucked away. I wanted a quick rewatch of Star Theatre and I discovered a link to another film I'd never seen before that's now going to be on the list as a result.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 3:48:14 PM   
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I concur with the Community love and also the fancying of Gillian Jacobs. I probably loved Britta in the third series more than anyone.

Demolishing and Building up the Star Theatre - Time-lapse can be fascinating, I found the short quite sad, it's a shame such a lovely building came down.

The Man with the Rubber Head is great fun, come on who would have thought of doing that? I love how it doesn't stop with a big giant head but they go too far and BOOM!


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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 3:50:49 PM   
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I concur with the Community love and also the fancying of Gillian Jacobs. I probably loved Britta in the third series more than anyone.



I liked Britta a lot more when they made that change from her being the dream girl for Jeff to the complete fuck-up who Brittas everything she touches.

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Demolishing and Building up the Star Theatre - Time-lapse can be fascinating, I found the short quite sad, it's a shame such a lovely building came down.


Yeah, that's the overwhelming aspect for me - how sad it actually is.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 4:04:50 PM   
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The decision to make her awkward as feck and uncool was genius, I still love Hit Me with Yer Genie's Bottle.

Though old buildings get torn down all over the world, America has a really bad habit of destroying some truly beautiful buildings.



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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 4:17:19 PM   
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America has a really bad habit of destroying some truly beautiful buildings.




Often by dropping bombs on them.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 4:48:15 PM   
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Demolishing and Building up the Star Theatre was fascinating - though I always find those type of things spooky.

Looking forward to the rest of the list, Rawls....I wonder how many I'll have heard of, let alone seen!

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 5:00:13 PM   
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I'm glad Star Theatre is going over well so far.

I'm sure you tracked down and watched all of my 600 list, so you'll have seen a fair amount.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 10:56:52 PM   
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I love the Comminity/Britta love in this thread. She's quite possibly my favourite character in the show. Her or Abed. I still think she manages to make uncool look pretty damn cool, even if everything does seem to go wrong but the degree of cock-uppery between S1 and 3 is vast, It's almost as bad as Joey.

I still haven't seen either film on here yet.



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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 3/1/2013 11:13:00 PM   
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How many of them have you managed to see so far?



Very few I'll have a proper look soon and let you know. There were a few over-laps though (Seventh Seal, Pierrot Le Fou)


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Glad you liked it. One of the great things about places like Internet Archive are all the little curios tucked away. I wanted a quick rewatch of Star Theatre and I discovered a link to another film I'd never seen before that's now going to be on the list as a result.



That's awesome Only problem is I always download stuff from there and never watch it. I downloaded about 5 D.W. Griffith films late 2011 and they're still on my laptop somewhere.


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ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf

I love the Comminity/Britta love in this thread. She's quite possibly my favourite character in the show. Her or Abed. I still think she manages to make uncool look pretty damn cool, even if everything does seem to go wrong but the degree of cock-uppery between S1 and 3 is vast, It's almost as bad as Joey.



Same for me, except I also love Troy as well

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 4/1/2013 7:12:15 AM   
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I love the Comminity/Britta love in this thread. She's quite possibly my favourite character in the show. Her or Abed. I still think she manages to make uncool look pretty damn cool, even if everything does seem to go wrong but the degree of cock-uppery between S1 and 3 is vast, It's almost as bad as Joey.




Are you suggesting S3 is bad? Because I will kick you in whatever genitalia you possess.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 4/1/2013 7:12:42 AM   
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How many of them have you managed to see so far?



Very few I'll have a proper look soon and let you know. There were a few over-laps though (Seventh Seal, Pierrot Le Fou)



Cool.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 4/1/2013 7:47:57 AM   
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I love the Comminity/Britta love in this thread. She's quite possibly my favourite character in the show. Her or Abed. I still think she manages to make uncool look pretty damn cool, even if everything does seem to go wrong but the degree of cock-uppery between S1 and 3 is vast, It's almost as bad as Joey.




Are you suggesting S3 is bad? Because I will kick you in whatever genitalia you possess.


Not at all. I'm only 6 episodes in yet but its easily a match of what's come before. I meant that Britta's change from reasonably intelligent to an outright doofus is almost as big a change as how Joey went from someone who was fairly dim-witted to a man who could barely spell his own name.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 4/1/2013 7:50:08 AM   
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Yeah, but Friends got broader in general as it went on. I'm no fan of the early series, but it was a lot more intelligent and subdued than what came after, for all the characters. Community, it's not so much it's got broader, more that they completely reworked the character. A bit like Baldrick. Britta is like Baldrick.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 4/1/2013 7:50:41 AM   
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Btw, have you checked your pms?

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 4/1/2013 7:51:25 AM   
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Well, that's no bad thing

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 4/1/2013 8:54:46 AM   
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Do you fancy Baldrick too?

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 4/1/2013 10:24:02 AM   
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3. A Trip to the Moon



1902
Director: Georges Melies

A group of astronomers decide to send a rocket to the moon,in the film's most iconic image, hitting The Man in the Moon squarely in the eye. After landing, they discover the moon is inhabited by a race of alien creatures, and in the spirit that defines humanity, they immediately start slaughtering the moon-men. Admittedly they make them explode by hitting them with an umbrella, but it's the spirit of kindness to anyone different that we all know and love. Eventually the astronomers are captured, but using that same innate brutality, make good their escape. This rather charming sci-fi is Melies most famous work, even if you haven't taken the ten minutes required to watch the short you've still no doubt seen stills of the rocket hitting the moon. Watching the short for the first time might be a little jarring compared to the expectations that its reputation brings. There's no real narrative to speak of, despite it clearly being inspired by classic sci-fi pioneers like Verne, instead it's more a collection of (rather naive scenes). But it's that naivety that brings the charm, such as defeating aliens by throwing them on the floor to make them explode, or firing the rocket ship out of a cannon. The short feels like a stage play at times, thanks to the way they move the background scenery, but this just adds to the other-worldly feel of the film, something also enhanced by the clearly hand-painted colour frames.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 4/1/2013 10:35:14 AM   
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Do you fancy Baldrick too?






Shamefully I haven't seen A trip To The Moon.

Seeing as it's kinda on-topic at the mo, has anyone seen/got this dvd?



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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 4/1/2013 10:39:17 AM   
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Some great films in that set.

Gim', given your love of A Cottage on Dartmoor, did you see that the BFI are going to be showing Asquith's Underground?

http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/bfi-film-releases/underground

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 4/1/2013 10:55:41 AM   
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Asquith's Underground?



When I first read that I thought it said August Underground. I'd love to hear Gimli's views on that.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 4/1/2013 10:57:03 AM   
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Asquith's Underground?



When I first read that I thought it said August Underground. I'd love to hear Gimli's views on that.


Not as disturbing as the fourth Pirates film, obviously.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 4/1/2013 10:59:26 AM   
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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 4/1/2013 2:38:06 PM   
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4. The Great Train Robbery



1903
Director: Edwin S. Porter

One of cinema's earliest narrative films, The Great Train Robbery is also the first great Western. A gang of bandits hold up a telegraph office at the train station, forcing the operator to stop the train. The bandits rob the train, murdering as they go, before making their escape. But they find themselves pursued by a posse. Again, it signified advances in cinema, not just in the technology, but in the way the technology is used to tell the story, especially the use of editing to cut between different plot lines. Also, a lot of the tropes that can be found in later westerns can be seen here. But again, it's not just about the technology, it's actually quite an exciting little film and it creates a great atmosphere.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 4/1/2013 3:58:48 PM   
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Those last two are both great, especially Trip to the Moon.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 4/1/2013 4:00:23 PM   
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Glad you like them.

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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 4/1/2013 4:05:04 PM   
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Some great films in that set.

Gim', given your love of A Cottage on Dartmoor, did you see that the BFI are going to be showing Asquith's Underground?

http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/bfi-film-releases/underground



A few weeks ago ! was going to bid on the Early Cinema dvd on ebay and completely forgo. Only went for 6 too

Didn't know about Underground. No chance I'll get to see it, not even if they do one of these in which they broadcast to other cinemas, but it;d be nice it it got a Lodger-style film and soundtrack release.



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Asquith's Underground?



When I first read that I thought it said August Underground. I'd love to hear Gimli's views on that.



Just read about it. Sounds like fun. Not surprisingly, it ain't on Lovefilm


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RE: My Favourite Films - 2013 Edition - 4/1/2013 4:13:34 PM   
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I think Underground is getting a dvd release in the summer.

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