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« Reply #90 on: October 08, 2010, 12:03:00 AM »
More title sequences... 

First, a real one... Woody Allen's "Bananas" set a latin tone, juxtaposing humor against violence, simply but effectively:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYmrU2PtyJ0&feature=related

Many university art majors are creating faux title sequences for term projects.  Here are some very good ones: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-8SMBiaHF8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka2iatCqXYg&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhwl2ibaDUw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCuqGKQiwcU

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« Reply #91 on: October 08, 2010, 02:02:25 AM »
"People shouting is drama."   :D 

Very funny, with lots of insight.

My favorite part was when he askes: "Why did the movie stop thinking for me?"

I've seen that sentiment a lot while watching movies with people who have zero tolerance for ambiguity.


More title sequences... 

First, a real one... Woody Allen's "Bananas" set a latin tone, juxtaposing humor against violence, simply but effectively:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYmrU2PtyJ0&feature=related

Woody Allen is also responsible for one of my favorite movie openings ever, which is this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyaj2P-dSi8
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Re: Inspirations: Movies, Music, Websites etc.
« Reply #92 on: October 10, 2010, 08:59:31 PM »
Some music in a Halloween mood. 
(Note that my including these links does not mean I unreservedly endorse a band, their choice of names, or their expressed philosophies -- I just think these are well done macabre tunes.)  :P 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3uJEiDETKE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-gVk8Xs9cE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-mw3Zj6AC0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVvlVHdLCx0&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_neOGeee9k&feature=more_related


The last one was featured in Tim Burton's Batman Returns.

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« Reply #93 on: October 11, 2010, 03:11:59 AM »
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The last one was featured in Tim Burton's Batman Returns.

Yeah, I remember that, the video is on the DVD.

At least it's not as obnoxious as the Prince soundtrack from Batman 1.  ;D


Does anyone else feel that Tim Burton hasn't made an entirely satisfying film since "Sleepy Hollow"?
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« Reply #94 on: October 11, 2010, 06:22:08 AM »
Does anyone else feel that Tim Burton hasn't made an entirely satisfying film since "Sleepy Hollow"?

Hm, I don't know. "Alice" was a huge disappointment and I won't even talk about "Planet of the Apes" but I actually liked "Sweeney Todd" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". I thought "Corpse Bride" was nice, too, it just suffered a bit from the German dubbing of the songs, I suspect (or the ones in "Nightmare Before Christmas" were a lot better). Granted, "Big Fish" was lacking in some aspects but I still enjoyed it.

Of course, if you're generally opposed to singing in movies, half of the ones I mentioned won't satisfy you no matter how hard they try.  ;)

My favorite Tim Burton movie remains "Ed Wood" though.  :)

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« Reply #95 on: October 11, 2010, 10:19:17 AM »
Does anyone else feel that Tim Burton hasn't made an entirely satisfying film since "Sleepy Hollow"?
 

Sleepy Hollow was seriously flawed.  Burton made a horrendous mistake in giving Ichabod Crane a (completely unnecessary) backstory of being a witch's son (albeit suppressed memory).  Once this is revealed, Ichabod can no longer represent the cold logic of science (which means that most of the thematic tension in the story just went out the window), nor is he a man experiencing and struggling to come to grips with a new reality for the first time, because we find out he was born into it (so let's strip him of all his internal tension, too).  Utterly senseless!  Why, Mr. Burton, why?  ??? >:( :'(

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« Reply #96 on: October 12, 2010, 03:37:22 PM »
My favorite Tim Burton movie remains "Ed Wood" though.  :)
 

Martin Landau's performance was terrific.   :)

I really do like Tim Burton as a director, I just feel that his Achilles' heel is that he'll include bits just because he finds them interesting in themselves, and is not always the best judge of whether they help or hurt the movie as a whole.  Still, although they are often flawed, his films are always interesting (with the probable exception of Planet of the Apes).

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« Reply #97 on: October 12, 2010, 03:54:35 PM »
I agree about Ed Wood... I'd put that film into my top 15 or even top 10 of the Nineties.


Big Fish was kind of cutesy, Corpse Bride and Sweeney Todd had too much singing indeed (got me there, Olivier ;) ). But Planet of the Apes was downright horrible, and nothing in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory worked for me.

I don't even remember that witch business from Sleepy Hollow... I know that the story was a little convoluted and deviated quite a bit from the Washington Irving story.

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« Reply #98 on: October 12, 2010, 08:02:48 PM »
Pee Wee's Big Adventure wow-ed me, totally.  I've followed Burton's career ever since.  Pee Wee, not so much.

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« Reply #99 on: October 13, 2010, 11:51:47 AM »
Opening sequences again:

An interesting series of video essays on David Fincher's credit sequences.
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« Reply #100 on: October 13, 2010, 03:11:11 PM »
Has anybody ever seen the Dungeons & Dragons movie that they made ten years ago?

I mean, it starred Jeremy Irons, but the rest of the actors seemed miscast and way too young, the trailers looked like crap and the 3.6 rating at the imdb isn't encouraging either - that's why I haven't had the courage to try and see this movie yet.

Crap movie, but one great line, from Irons' character as he seemingly has the hero Ridley at his mercy:

"Not so talented now, eh Mr. Ridley!"

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« Reply #101 on: October 13, 2010, 04:29:00 PM »
Here is James Rolfe's review of "Infra-Man"

... I almost suffocated from laughter.


"Not so talented now, eh Mr. Ridley!"

I guess if the hero was called Mr. Smith, he would have said: "Not going to Washington today, eh Mr. Smith?"

Of if he was called Mr. Deeds, he would have said: "Not going to town today, eh Mr. Deeds?"

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« Reply #102 on: October 13, 2010, 10:23:57 PM »
Here is James Rolfe's review of "Infra-Man"

... I almost suffocated from laughter.

This review goes BOOM!
"Into the Drachensgrab Mountains!"

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« Reply #103 on: October 13, 2010, 11:48:05 PM »
Infra-Man is da bomb!   :D 

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« Reply #104 on: October 14, 2010, 12:07:05 AM »
Opening sequences again:
An interesting series of video essays on David Fincher's credit sequences.
 

I hated Fincher's Alien 3, as well as his Se7en (I don't think he's gotten anymore of my money since those).  Gimme Infra-Man, anyday!