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lakingsif Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
Apr 1st 2018 at 11:12:43 PM

A page to talk about the marvels of the European Cinema scene, new and old!

Also chiming in to say that for Wiki expansion project, I'm doing a page challenge where every week by Monday (PT) I will make a new work page on a European cinema film. Or significantly improve one, or make additional related pages. So any help will be appreciated!

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Apr 2nd 2018 at 12:44:16 AM

I can heartily recommend Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears, which just got a Shout-Out on the season premiere of The Americans.

lakingsif Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
Apr 2nd 2018 at 12:54:24 AM

I just read the page, it sounds interesting. And pretty wild but potential to be serious and hilarious if done well. Good reviews?

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crazysamaritan Could we just... not have Death anymore? from Lupin III
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Apr 2nd 2018 at 6:31:24 AM

If you're taking requests, I'll naturally be interested in seeing more Lupin films, like the one from 2004.

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Apr 2nd 2018 at 10:38:19 AM

[up][up]It won the Oscar for best foreign language film of 1980, beating out Louis Malle film The Last Metro and Akira Kurosawa's Kagemusha.

Periodically I've been working on filling out that page, Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. We have pages for most of the winners now, but there are still a few gaps. Besides winners, I've been looking for Russian and Japanese films on the list.

lakingsif Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
Apr 2nd 2018 at 1:16:56 PM

[up] I'll be watching it at some point, then! Are you having trouble finding the foreign films, then?

[up][up] Okay, so next week I'll probably make Varda's Vagabond, and the week after Lupin, unless I get the motivation to do two :) I'm not where I'll be able to find it.

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Apr 2nd 2018 at 1:30:30 PM

[up]On some occasions I have just looked around to see if I could find films online. I've found a few on Amazon Prime. Every so often Turner Classic Movies will run one. Just a couple of weeks ago I went looking for DVDs...you can get some real bargains from used copies found in libraries and whatnot. That's how I was able to make pages for 1990s Russian film Prisoner of the Mountains and an old Polish film called Man of Iron. Soon I'm gonna break down and subscribe to Filmstruck.

There's a troper named Breakermorant who has been doing the Lord's work lately in making work pages for European cinema. They created a Useful Notes page for Palme d'Or, which I've added a couple of links to.

Personally I've been looking for movies that are on one or more of our indexes—the Roger Ebert Great Movies List, 1001 Films You Must See Before You Die, the Empire 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time List, the Oscar list as noted, the Palme d'Or as noted. And any Russian or Japanese films I can find I usually end up making a work page for.

edited 2nd Apr '18 1:34:26 PM by jamespolk

Apr 2nd 2018 at 1:38:45 PM

The problem I see is that there is a difference between a local classic and what the world at large would consider great cinema. Certain movies just don't translate particularly well.

lakingsif Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
Apr 2nd 2018 at 2:04:24 PM

that's one of the reasons why I've been trying to draft a European Cinema index in TLP — there are so many great films that have stylistic similarities that people really need to be introduced to.

Breakermorrant is doing amazing, like a film page factory, even if his English isn't all that good. I think he's been getting help with it after I advised him to, or at least maybe using a dictionary to help himself, though, because it's been improving. While I've been thinking of doing a Wiki Expansion for a while, his efforts were a good inspiration kick.

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Apr 2nd 2018 at 2:25:34 PM

Do we need a European Cinema index? We have either Film indexes or Media indexes for just about every nation in Europe except for maybe Liechtenstein.

lakingsif Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
Apr 2nd 2018 at 3:42:02 PM

It's more a draft about the style of European Cinema with hopefully a few examples, so less of an index but with that function. It's not really taking off, though, but it's not that important.

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Apr 2nd 2018 at 5:48:28 PM

[up]So a Useful Notes page, really. I'd support that.

crazysamaritan Could we just... not have Death anymore? from Lupin III
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Apr 2nd 2018 at 7:32:41 PM

So is The Gleaners and I uploaded yet?

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lakingsif Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
Apr 2nd 2018 at 8:26:56 PM

It is

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crazysamaritan Could we just... not have Death anymore? from Lupin III
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Apr 5th 2018 at 8:08:17 PM

Did some CrossWicking for you.

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lakingsif Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
Apr 5th 2018 at 8:22:48 PM

[up]I knew I forgot something! I thought maybe I hadn't indexed it but no, it was the crosswicks.

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Apr 5th 2018 at 10:07:19 PM

Watched a pretty fascinating Anthology Film from France in 1968 called Spirits of the Dead. Three adaptations of three Edgar Allan Poe short stories. Murderer's row of talent that included Jane Fonda and Peter Fonda, Alain Delon, Brigitte Bardot, and Terence Stamp. And the three segments were directed by Roger Vadim, Louis Malle, and Federico Fellini. The Fellini segment was the best, full of the bizarre surrealism of his later career.

lakingsif Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
Apr 5th 2018 at 11:57:44 PM

That sounds good, which Poe stories were they?

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Apr 6th 2018 at 1:24:26 AM

[up]Three I'd never heard of: "Metzengerstein", "William Wilson", and "Never Bet the Devil Your Head", although apparently that last one, the Fellini story, changed everything except the ending.

lakingsif Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
Apr 6th 2018 at 1:57:24 AM

I... have not heard of those either. Sounds like the Fellini section is great, though, so I'll at least watch that sometime.

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Apr 7th 2018 at 3:35:07 PM

Apropos of nothing, I'd like to point out a French movie called Betty Blue, which was nominated for an Oscar for Foreign Language Film, which appears on the Empire 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time List, and which also appears on the Roger Ebert Most Hated Films List. I think I have to agree with Ebert—it's mostly an excuse for Beatrice Dalle to get naked a lot.

lakingsif Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
Apr 8th 2018 at 4:36:21 PM

[up] Does have anything but a naked Betty?

Also, Vagabond (1985) is up, but I'll probably do some more work on it.

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Apr 8th 2018 at 6:50:37 PM

Solaris is going to run on Turner Classic Movies on April 15.

Apr 10th 2018 at 12:35:13 PM

How do we feel about all The Adventures of Antoine Doinel films being on one page? I have a DVD for Stolen Kisses sitting in my kitchen and I'm thinking about making a separate work page for it.

edited 10th Apr '18 12:36:15 PM by jamespolk

lakingsif Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
Apr 10th 2018 at 12:47:24 PM

I feel like they were all put together in the first place because whomever made it knew more about 400 Blows than the others, which is understandable completely, but separating them and then maybe having the Antoine Doinel page to stay as the film series page would probably be beneficial if we could make it work. I'd definitely be up for helping out with that, too.

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