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The only one I've seen is the short film. But I'll probably get around to Stolen Kisses sometime soon.
You forgot to do the Cross Wicking for Vagabond (1985).
Would The Voice apply to the police interviewer? I'm sure there's more than the five tropes present here.
thank you, and it would. Looks like I forgot about the page in general this time.
Didn't know this thread existed…
I recently saw two French films, Incident In A Ghostland (simply Ghostland here) and Dans la brume (In the Mist).
The former is horror-thriller that punched me in the gut more than I can count − and yet there's surprisingly not a whole lot of on-screen violence outside of a couple of scenes. What we mostly see is the aftermath of the violence (and it's not pretty). Only thing that made me cringe for the wrong reasons is that the two psychopaths are a mentally disabled man and someone's who's either a trans woman or a Creepy Crossdresser (it's not very clear since they barely talk).
The latter is a (kinda) post-apocalyptic disaster movie set Twenty Minutes In The Future where a deadly mist has engulfed Paris and maybe other cities. Where did come from, why, how far has it spread? Who knows… It's pretty suspenseful and the Twist Ending is quite fascinating I must say.
Incidentally, both are co-produced with Canada (the latter's director is from Quebec), because that's apparently the only way a French language or French-directed film can see the light of day if it's not a melodrama or a comedy. Even Raw was Franco-Belgian… So I'm pretty happy that we're getting a bit more variety lately.
This thread is new! Hope lots of people contribute and we keep it going.
My quest to fill out the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film page led me to a Russian movie called Wartime Romance. It's on Amazon, available for rent for $1. It's a pretty crude presentation, titled "Military Wartime Novel" on Amazon, which appears to be the literal Google translation of the Russian title.
Anyway, it's a story about a guy who has a huge crush from afar on some gorgeous lady who's the mistress of his commanding officer, in a frontline unit facing the Germans in 1944. Six years skip by and the guy with the crush gets married and is living a fairly comfortable life in peacetime. He's walking down the street when he sees a ragged woman selling piroshkis from a cart, and recognizes her as the chick he had the crush on six years prior. Romantic complications ensue. It's a charming little romance movie. I make work pages for pretty much every Russian film I see, and I particularly like the films from the post-Stalin Soviet era.
RIP Miloš Forman, who made some pretty famous movies in America but started out with the Czech New Wave and made one of the best European films of the 1960s, The Firemen's Ball.
Hey everyone, so I've made the page for Arsène Lupin (2004), but you may notice that it's pretty bare bones, more than usual. This is because I couldn't find a copy of the film and have gone off clips and some reviews. It'd be great if you could contribute to it!
I last saw it two years ago, and didn't realize I had lost my copy. Helping you add to it was exactly what I had planned on doing! I liked the movie because it gave a fun explanation for Arsene's rise from Street Urchin to Gentleman Thief. I also want to help fill out the tropes from Vagabond1985 because several of the examples are ZCE from my pov. I can't find a copy of that film at all. :-\
I have an academic copy of Vagabond somewhere, maybe. Oh, and yesterday's page was Before the Rain
Only three tropes?
only 3 that I've put on the page. I need to rewatch it before I add anything to be certain.
I've finally completed my page for Stolen Kisses, the third of the Antoine Doinel films. I was going to make a page for the short film Antoine and Colette until I realized it was part of an anthology film.
As for the film that really needs its own page, The 400 Blows, at some point I'll get around to it but that will require breaking a redirect and fixing about a billion links.
Which movie did you do this week?
I couldn't choose one, if you have an idea hit me up, should be up Thursday at the latest :)
Well if you're taking request, I request anything you can find that could help fill out the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film list.
Although, not to criticize, but you really do need to add a few more tropes to Before the Rain before you move on. As it is that page is vulnerable to being cut as a stub.
edited 30th Apr '18 8:34:14 PM by jamespolk
I've now added some more tropes to Before the Rain from the first 10 minutes of the film.
I have made a work page for the third film in the "Antoine Donel" cycle, Stolen Kisses.
I was going to make a work page for the second film, the short "Antoine and Colette", until I found out that it was not released independently but as part of an Anthology Film called Love at Twenty. And I haven't seen the rest of that film.
Finally, I've never seen The 400 Blows, either. If I ever do I'm going to bite the bullet and make a work page for that, and then go through the long and no doubt excruciating process of changing all the links.
It's your best one yet!
Well thank you!
I also made a work page for a 1977 Russian film, Office Romance. Believe it or not, it's about an Office Romance between a mild-mannered worker drone and his Ice Queen boss who of course turns into a Defrosting Ice Queen. Really a charming romantic comedy. Watched it on Amazon Prime; there's a surprisingly large selection of old Russian films available on Prime.
Building The 400 Blows is going to be my challenge for a little while, I think. I've seen it, but a few years ago.
Well if you do and you ever need help with links, give a shout out.
Made a page for A Generation, a 1955 film from Poland that was the feature debut of Andrej Wajda. Young people in 1942 Warsaw, organizing a Communist cell to fight the Germans. It also featured 22-year-old Roman Polanski in his feature film.
He wears shorts.
A pre-scandal Polanski? That's a precious document.
More seriously, I wonder if movies from the 50's would be in the public domain now? That might make them easier to find…
I'm not clear on international copyright law... Not to say I'm perfectly clear on America's mess either. For American copyright, the movies made before 1923 are almost certainly public domain. Movies made before 1988 are frequently public domain.
The Mouse was 1928, so that metric suggests most movies since then have an active copyright without any effort on the Creator's part.
Internationally, statute is 100 years or creators death with certain exceptions including estate and value of work
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