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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by imported_El Mamerro, Feb 17, 2003.

  1. I'd been putting off watching this film for a while, which makes me very stupid. Fucking incredible stuff. Anyone else seen it?
  2. i cant afford to get more stupid than i already am,
    get on aim though, i need some help
  3. uncle-boy

    uncle-boy Guest

    whats it about??

    i've been wanting to see that movie "battle royale" i heard its crazy.
  4. test pattern

    test pattern Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 21, 2002 Messages: 3,975 Likes Received: 0
    havent seen or heard of it

    what is it?
  5. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    dood, i've put it off forever too...partly cuz of philip glass.
    maybe i'll rent it tonight..
  6. Al Green

    Al Green Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2001 Messages: 8,561 Likes Received: 1
    dood.. youre horrible at calling..

    _and who would watch a movie with a chinky rice title like that.?
  7. Word Browner, as I watched I thought that you'd enjoy the crap out of the visuals (good explosion/demolition footage reminiscent of your BANG BANG thread), but wouldn't be too thrilled about the music... some of it is quite awesome (opening/closing song), but a lot of it was rather unimaginative. The ambiance definitely fit the movie for the most part though. So I watched it twice... once with the original score, and another while listening to a Tetsu Inoue/BofC/Arovane playlist on my headphones. Good stuff both ways, its as if youre watching two different stories.

    And for those who don't know what it is, it's a film about... nothing really, it doesn't have characters, story, or dialogue... it's just a montage of intensely ill visuals with an early 80's ambient score, meant to portray what the title means: Life Out of Balance. It's from 1983, but a LOT of the camera techniques, ideas, and overall style used in there are actually being copied a lot in today's stuff. Definitely worth a watch with a good TV and stereo, and chocolate milk if possible. Oh yeah, and the last shot of the movie absolutely kills it... it made my hairs stand on end. Beer,

    El Mamerro
  8. Im horrible at calling because Guillermopants is great at erasing messages and saying "Oh, hey so and so called", but not remembering the number. Gimme a hollar today, I dont think Im leaving with all this fucking mess outside. Beer,

    El Mamerro
  9. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    haha, nice..i think i will definitely check that soon, i'm all over the detonation imagery
    right now. instead of a phil glass soundtrack, i'll go with a steve reich
    piece i think. much doper on the minimalism front.
  10. destroya

    destroya Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 1,714 Likes Received: 2
    me too, but it's like 700 mb, so i've been putting off downloading it.

    DISCO BRYSO Senior Member

    Joined: May 12, 2001 Messages: 1,889 Likes Received: 0
    I really enjoyed this one.. powasqatsi or whatever it was, the second one I think, kinda sucked.. it's a nice concept overall, but I think there are ways of doing it even better. something that tries to make this broad, over-arching point about civilization, our planet, etc., but also holds the viewer captive for more than just a few seconds.

    in the same vein there is always Baraka which I've been meaning to revisit as of late. or not in the same vein, but one of the best fucking movies ever made is Microcosmos. get that shit ASAP.

    also, this seems to be the general group I was going to recommend this too, you guys would all enjoy any films from the Brothers Quay.. I don't know how I put them off for so long, absolutely incredible. all the sets are handmade and all the action is done in stop-animation which makes for some very meticulous work. every shot looks like it could be an installation on its own. I meant to recommend it to you personally al so you should definitely get your hands on some ish, I've got a tape of short films I'm willing to dub.

    check it out, ya dig?

    DISCO BRYSO Senior Member

    Joined: May 12, 2001 Messages: 1,889 Likes Received: 0
    I just did a search, here on 12 oz., for "brothers quay" and realized this is all old news..
    BROWNer. I have that video of short films. I will make you a copy because I like you. hit up my e-mail: [email protected].

    there is also a feature-length film called Institute Benjamenta which is amazing. I am glad this board discusses such a wide range of topics.
  13. sneak

    sneak Guest

    perhaps if i could pronounce the name of the film, i mcould then consider watching it :eek:

    DISCO BRYSO Senior Member

    Joined: May 12, 2001 Messages: 1,889 Likes Received: 0
    step one: pretend as if you are about to sneeze.

    step two: say, "coy-anna's-cot-sea" as you are expelling the imaginzry sneeze.

    step three: spit furiously on anyone within range and excuse yourself.

    repeat if desired.
  15. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    baraka was pretty good, i've seen it a couple times now.
    i thought it was dope until the nazi stuff, which ruined it for me.
    microcosmos is wicked...i saw that at the theater, definitely
    an amazing movie.

    on topic of dope storyless visual type movies, one of the dopest
    movies i've ever seen is a movie called Picture of Light..awesome
    soundtrack too.

    disco, check your mail.