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11. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 12y

Yes! What a cool movie. I watched it really late one night and I was so tired but I couldnt turn it off.

12. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 12y

Yeah, the right movie to watch late at night. I like "Non-Hollywood" movies where you never know if there's a happy end or everybody dies horribly.
Incidentally, I bought "The Warrior" on DVD this week, very good movie. It set in Rajasthan and the Himal Pradesh - fantastic scenery of Deserts and Mountains. Makes you really want to go there.

13. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 12y

Yeah, I'm a bit of a film nut but I cant indulge my taste as much since I moved back home from Dublin. I used to spend a lot of time at the IFC (or IFI these days,I think?) Also, I was often to be found hiding from my lecturers in the mid-afternoon in the bowels of Screen Cinema....;)
More info on The Warrior....?

14. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 12y

Okay, "The Warrior". It's hard to tell about the story without giving away too much, but basically it's about this Warrior who's working for a rich Lord as Henchman, until he gets a guilty conscience and leaves the Lord's service. As revenge the Lord issues the order to get the Warrior killed.
It's made by an English Director who only made a short film before and uses mostly Indian Laymen as Actors. There's a street urchin who follows him around and the guy who plays the part has actually been a street urchin since he was a child. And there's a blind woman who has been found in Blind People's home in Bombay.
It's a strong story with a lot of stunning visuals and very little dialog. The main conversation is by gestures and gaze rather than talking.
I really liked it, I saw it in a DVD store and as soon as I read the word Himalaya, I had to get it. I want to get "Himalaya - The childhood of a chief" as well, seen it years ago in the Cinema. It's similar in style and portrays the people of the Dolpo in Northern Nepal. The whole film is acted by Laymen and the dialogs are in the local dialect. Well worth a look as well.

15. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 12y

might check that out P. - i have a bit of a thing for that sort of semi-silent dramatic cinema...

16. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 12y

I got very much into World cinema, more and more. At the moment I am mad into Japanese Period drama, Kurosawa and the like, since I am an adept (very low level, equal to a 7-10 year old Japanese) in the Japanese Sword Arts myself.
If you have any suggestions of good movies - regardless of Genre - let me know, I'm sure they'll have it in Lazer.

17. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 12y

Better stay on the right side of you so!

I like Film Noir although I havent seen nearly as much as what I want to see due to lack of resources in Limerick!! v frustrating. Citizen Kane is without doubt top of the list here...

City of God is a truly excellent movie
La Vita e Bella
Adaptation (just plain weird but i enjoyed it)

18. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 12y

Adaptation, cool movie. I liked it, it's so weird. Like "Being John Malkovich".
Did you see "Blood Simple", the first Cohen Brothers movie? It's been described as Film Noir, I think you'd like it.

19. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 12y

no i havent - will check that out too.

i'm spending a lot of nights in at the moment, in an effort to save vital travel funds so renting videos might be the extent of my "social life" for the next few months

the problem is there is nowhere in Limerick like Lazer...just crappy Xtravision and Chartbusters.

mmm...maybe ill open a proper video store when i get back from my trip

20. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 12y

you should both check out Avalon, i saw it in IFI a while ago but haven't been able to get it on dvd yet !!!