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Sean
24-11-2002, 16:38:58
Well, almost. I saw a trailer for a decent-looking film today, directed by John Malkovich and set in 80s Peru, about a(n ex-)lawyer hunting for a terrorist. Has anyone seen/heard anything about this?

Sean
24-11-2002, 16:47:04
Hehe, whoops. It’s called The Dancer Upstairs. Other interesting trailers: 8 Women (famous French femmes!) and Innocence (elederly erotica?).

Sendero Luminoso
24-11-2002, 21:18:09
It is very gratifying when a movie is made about one.:D {I'll try to live up to the billing}

Sean
24-11-2002, 21:59:00
http://www.foxsearchlight.com/thedancerupstairs/

The UK gets it waaaay before the US. You can also watch the trailer.

One more trailer: The Pianist.

Sean
25-11-2002, 13:22:47
Oh, come on. So many other flavours of nerd, but no film nerds?

Debaser
25-11-2002, 23:57:35
Looks a little highbrow for Counterglow. People here seem to prefer films about midgets playing with their rings.

Sean
26-11-2002, 00:12:03
Highbrow? It doesn’t look highbrow, just not Hollywood.

Darkstar
26-11-2002, 02:25:15
Seems either there is no interest, or noone knows anything more about those films... or both.

We do have some serious film nerds about, so it's probably noone knows/have heard anything, Sean.

Sean
26-11-2002, 16:18:10
:lol:.

Venom
26-11-2002, 17:57:00
I'm quite taken with how expertly you did the whole a(n ex-) lawyer thing.

Sean
27-11-2002, 00:25:59
I think a compliment from Venom, even a sarcastic one, deserves note. :love:.

The trailers for 8 Women (http://www.apple.com/trailers/focus_features/8_women/) and The Pianist (http://www.apple.com/trailers/focus_features/the_pianist/) are available from Apple.

Venom
27-11-2002, 03:22:08
You also love me. Yet another one.

Sean
27-11-2002, 15:44:48
We can’t help it.

maroule
27-11-2002, 16:21:29
8 femme is quite good, if you're in huis clos (many strong actors cramped into a small space). It's fun, and it's also a film noir musical which doubles as an hommage for 'actrices'. Watch out for Isabelle Hupert (red hair, anal retentive in the movie) the best actress we've had in a long time.

Sean
27-11-2002, 16:29:44
Opens this week, too.

Sean
27-11-2002, 17:09:04
Oh, and did you see He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (À la folie…pas du tout)? I thought that was pretty good, and the trailer was extremely misleading.

maroule
27-11-2002, 19:25:49
didn't see it but apparently interesting, the same story told twice from very different angle and a nice double play from Tautou (Amelie)

Sean
27-11-2002, 19:36:58
It is pretty good, yeah. Also has the guy from Brotherhood of the Wolf.

protein
28-11-2002, 10:10:40
Apparently the Shining Path are a bunch of gays and not a bunch of hard communist guerillas.

Funkodrom
28-11-2002, 17:07:34
The name Shining Path when used in the context of a band name sounds like a Christian Folk band.

Koshko
29-11-2002, 22:50:38
Originally posted by Sean
http://www.foxsearchlight.com/thedancerupstairs/

The UK gets it waaaay before the US. You can also watch the trailer.

One more trailer: The Pianist.

If UK gets way before the US, it usually means its either an Indie or an arty-fartsy style film that needs a little extra foreign hype for all the Movie Award Shows.

Sean
29-11-2002, 22:56:48
Thank you for that detailed and objective analysis. Of course, if you had read the page, you would know that Fox Searchlight Pictures (site designed by Zeldman (http://www.zeldman.com/)) is the independent limb of Twentieth Century Fox.

Your tone also leads me to suppose that ‘indie’ is a bad thing, in which case you are quite welcome to go to the cinema and watch Blockbuster 3: The Second Cash-In. Just don’t complain that it’s dull or formulaic.

Christ, it’s not like there is anything inherently elitiest or inaccessible in independent film, just that it doesn’t have that Hollywood voice in the trailer and the truckload of merchandise.

Koshko
29-11-2002, 23:00:27
I didn't bother reading the page. :p I did guess it right though. It was an Indie. :)
I didn't mean Indie was bad. I just meant it was Independant.

Sean
29-11-2002, 23:03:22
Deep, man.

Koshko
29-11-2002, 23:05:26
Damn straight :)

Sean
06-12-2002, 16:15:17
Mark Kermode just went all :love: over this on Five Live.

Unfortunately, I may not see it this weekend, because:
I am going to see 8 Women, as it might not be showing next week. I am supposed to be playing football at 4 (on astroturf, baby). The cinema is forty minutes away, not including time taken to get to Leamington station. Some stupid eighteenth birthday party in the evening.On the plus side, if I see it next weekend I can also see Dirty Pretty Things, which is supposed to be very good indeed.

Sean
12-12-2002, 16:05:28
OK, I saw The Dancer Upstairs last Sunday. It’s bloody marvellous.

Sean
17-12-2002, 18:25:06
Originally posted by maroule
8 femme is quite good, if you're in huis clos (many strong actors cramped into a small space). It's fun, and it's also a film noir musical which doubles as an hommage for 'actrices'. Watch out for Isabelle Hupert (red hair, anal retentive in the movie) the best actress we've had in a long time.
You’ve had her for a long time :p. Strange to see her in the Piano Teacher and then in this, which was great fun to watch. The person who player Catherine in particular looked like she was having a great time. My favourite bit, though, was Catherine Deneuve (Gaby) telling Huppert ‘I’m pretty and rich. You’re ugly and poor.’ Costumes were wonderful, too.