Classic Foreign Art Films Group

Classic/Foreign/Art Films Group Comments (30)

For those interested in films beyond this week's Hollywood blockbuster. (And for poking fun at same.) Discuss, analyze and recommend films! Must enjoy films!...
karmac99

RE: Can you name that actor?

Charlie Chaplin in Monsieur Verdoux, I believe.
RoseScarlett

RE: Can you name that actor?

I thought it looks like Charlie Chaplin.
gs7378

Hello

Favorite film: The African Queen
michellecar

must see film

Called Silk, visually stunning, sensorial treat, highly recommend for those with an alternative taste in cinema.
asdfjklm

RE: Film Suggestions

Amadeus? It is super!! 8 Oscars, with Tom Hulce - a great acting!
I think Jezus of Nazareth suits very well to Christmas! I absolutely accepted the figure of Jezus as if I were there and met him !
I will watch the About a Boy- movie, I like Hugh Grant ( I heard about this film ).
asdfjklm

RE: Hey, is there anybody here?

Hi, I am awake! I do not know where others are, but I am for example here.
cheers
mariamozart

Hey, is there anybody here?

sleep sleep sleep sleep sleep Hey, do not sleep.
This is the place where you can talk! conversing heart wings
mariamozart

RE: Film Suggestions

angel Hi! MERRY CHRISTMAS! I would offer three great classic movies for Christmas but afterwards too:
Amadeus directed by Milos Forman,
Jesus of Nazareth by Zefirelli,
About a Boy by Christ and Paul Weitz
designhiro

Film Suggestions

If theres a film out there that you really think people should see or just a film you think people really should avoid post it here.
inaway

RE: Welcome film fans!

Yes, I agree with Miss Black Adder.... I love Black Adder.
These days, as a mom I find that all film that isn't advertised in the movie house or on TV is foreign simply because it is unknown to me since I simply don't get out much. I would dearly love to live in a central location where there were foreign films on the big screen to share with my daughters. It would be great to have a video shop with FFilms. I am less able than I am willing to download from the internet. So, I will steal an evening when in toronto during the holidays to hit a rep cinema or the OCA Cinematheque.
LadyBlackAdderonline today!

RE: Welcome film fans!

I think that as long as the film is made with the sensibilities of the native country and not adapted to please worldwide and, particularly, Western or American audiences, then it can be considered a "Foreign" film by those not of it's country of origin. jmo
Dagosto

RE: which is your favourite classic movie?

Citizen Kane regularly tops both critical and public polls of the Greatest Films Ever. But I'd rate The Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di Bicicletta) above it, for sheer emotional power. As personal favorites go, though, I'd vote for La Strada.

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sofita

which is your favourite classic movie?

Mine it's the Citizen Kane....
Video_Junkie

RE: May not be foreign but any Tarantino fans out there?

Some of the stuff he has done with Roderiguez, under the "a band apart" brand is pretty cool too.

No one can deny that "Desperado" wasn't freakin awesome... Tarrantino only had a cameo acting role in that, I think.

Anyone seen "Machette"??

I didn't really like jackie Brown, but watched it many years ago.

Pulp Fiction is an all time favourite of mine.
missingLondon

RE: May not be foreign but any Tarantino fans out there?

You should really watch Kill Bill. It's a masterpiece. a spoof of so many genres. Really you ought to watch it! Reservoir Dogs is the only one I haven't seen. I've heard it's pretty violent. Kill Bill is ART.
Dagosto

RE: May not be foreign but any Tarantino fans out there?

Certainly some would regard Pulp Fiction as a classic, or even art in its narrative structure. The only other Tarantino film I've seen is Reservoir Dogs.
Dagosto

Subtitled or dubbed?

I love Benigni. I've the DVDs of Life is Beautiful and Il Mostro. It was great to see him win the Oscar for Life and get the recognition he deserves here in the US, but I personally liked Mostro better.
lifeisadream

RE: Subtitled or dubbed?

"La tigre e la neve" I do love it! with Benigni and his wife, just a fantastic, romantic film I could see it over and over again had I the time.hug
missingLondon

RE: Subtitled or dubbed?

There are plenty of good Italian films, though it had not occurred to me that they classify as foreign films because I grew up watching Italian TV.

Any fans of Roberto Benigni of Life is Beautiful fame? or Paolo Villaggio in the Fantozzi series?
Nawzis

RE: Subtitled or dubbed?

Original language any time. In Malta most people speak Italian fluently just by picking it up from TV. I did by age 8. I never studied Spanish though I figure I can get the gist of a conversation in Spanish.

Years ago on holiday staying with a Polish host family I had almost begun picking up Polish.

Don't know if it's because my native language is actually semitic written in the Latin alphabet with a heavy English and Italian influence but I'd rather have the original language and subtitles. it takes effort but a lot gets lost in translation.
lifeisadream

RE: Subtitled or dubbed?

Hello Dagosto:
I would prefer to listen the real voice of the actors even if I do not undertand the language. Then I would enjoy the film a couple of times reading the subtitles and then I will cover the subtitles and just watch the film listening to the voices.
Italian films are some of my favorites.
bouquet
Nawzis

May not be foreign but any Tarantino fans out there?

I just love Pulp Fiction, The Negotiator, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill.
Dagosto

Cannes

A link to the official site of the Cannes International Film Festival, going on now:



In additional to festival coverage, the site includes trailers for all the films in competition this year.
Dagosto

Subtitled or dubbed?

I've read that actor Christopher Lee is fluent in 6 languages, and was so disgusted with the dubbing of one of his roles that he now has his contracts stipulate that he be allowed to do his own dubbing.

De Niro speaking German? Must be a hoot...
maujess

RE: Subtitled or dubbed?

It's always better to hear the voices of the actors, in Holland we are used to that, i read the subtitling and hear the voices at the same time, but you should ask germans what they would think about that bacause the are used to hear german voices, when i hear that it makes me laugh because its so unreal, almost absurd to hear Robert de Niro speaking german...

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