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Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Calo, Jul 23, 2012.
Go see it! One of the better ones i've ever saw.
French shit with dutch subtitles.
Think I will pass.
I was going to make a jibe that this:
is a nonsense word, and this:
would obviously be indicative of the quality of English that the type of person such a ridiculously-named film would attract, but then this:
Gets Calo off the hook.
Some good cinema comes out of France, Raven old bean
Should watch it Raven. Proper film and a good laugh.
Le Femme Nikita is the only one I can think of, in about one hundred years of cinema.
Leon, City of the Lost Children, Delicatessen, A bout de Souffle (Don't like that meself but hey, apparently a classic), Amelie, The Fifth Element?
Sure they're the more popular ones, worth mentioning though.
Leon is in English and filmed in America with a mostly American cast but stars and is directed by a very good Frenchman (The only decent French actor?)
Never heard of the others.
Priceless with Audrey tatou is great. Also Amelie is supposed to be good but I've still not seen it
I thought it was Mario bolateli when I first started to watch it.
The Three Colours series is good.
Amelie is a film so good, so warm-hearted and so funny, that you will cry with joy. Trust me, it is utterly beautiful.
Agreed Tom, it is one of the best films in the last 20 years
The diving bell and the butterfly.
Directed by a Frenchman with a largely French crew and funded by a French Production company, It's who pays for the production that generally indicates the nationality of a movie. Being in English or even filmed in an English speaking country doesn't necessarily make it an American/British film. I also find it hard to believe you've never heard of The Fifth Element
You're missing out by not watching the others though. It's distinctly possibly you may not like them but they're well worth watching to find out.
You edited that in.
I have actually never seen it in it's entirety. Every single time I have sat down to watch it I have been interrupted. I have however seen the first half hour or so about 30 times.
Fair enough, I didn't notice the time stamps
Le Samouraï isn't a bad movie. District 13 (Banlieue 13) wasn't terrible either.
Looks awesome! Deffo gonna see it soon
Fifth Element is awesome
and Amelie is not too shabby either, District 13 is pretty fun but for the love of god watch it with subtitles, i dont know where they found the semi-irish hillbilly voice over actors but they are terrible
French shit, lol. Worst blinkered knee-jerk write-off ever.
Polisse, Tomboy, The Transporter(s), City of God...
(the last two have heavy French involvement rather than being entirely French)
La Haine, Days of Glory (Indigènes), Mesrine, Betty Blue, A Prophet, The Big Blue, all great French films.
Crimson rivers too!
Regarding France's influence on cinema: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cahiers_du_cinéma
If you don't know about that and think you know anything about cinema, you're wrong.
Fix this, now. Seriously, shut off phone, turn off other stuff, disconnect doorbell and kick the wife(if any9 out the door for a manipedishoeshopthing or something.
Sounds tremendously pretentious. Is it?
Depends on what you deem pretentious, if being interested in something beyond its base level (not saying there's anything wrong with that) is pretentious then I suppose it is. My point was basically that French film and its directors especially have had a massive impact on the way that people think about film - and especially those that make films - so France has definitely had a massive impact and produced some of the most important works of modern times.
This was in the references on the Wiki page - http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2001/apr/07/books.guardianreview - an interesting read on the subject which sheds some light on just how important this publication was.