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  • Watched a few Czech 'new wave' films over the holidays.

    Cremator 1969

    Closely Watched Trains 1966

    The Sun In A Net 1962


    All available on You tube and subtitled.
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    • Anyone found themselves shouting at the screen as injustice after injustice are portrayed in 'Making A Murderer'. Totally engrossing exploration of small town America's open and blatant corruption within law and order. I'm only half way through so don't want any spoilers, though I gather it doesn't get any better! This is simply brilliant documentary TV produced by Netflix.
      "Ridicule is nothing to be scared of"

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      • Seconded on that. I don't understand the race to watch it as quickly as possible though; it's so depressing I can only watch an episode at a time. The treatment of Brendan Dassey in particular makes me want to scream.

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        • Agree with this a lot about Star Wars:

          https://medium.com/cinenation-show/s...731#.pozh7ppxs
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          • Originally posted by Headless mermaid View Post
            Agree with this a lot about Star Wars:

            https://medium.com/cinenation-show/s...731#.pozh7ppxs
            Comparing the original Star Wars trilogy to WWI (with a grainy lead photo), Han and Leia to Hitler's parents and chucking in five holocausts is pretty good going, I have to admit.

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            • Watching Brian Pern. Best bit in tonight's episode was the notion that their former manager had created the font for the 'Thotch' name and that the font was called 'Pumice Disaster'.
              "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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              • Also, that he created Comic Sans as well. What a bastard.

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                • Last night I watched the Czech film 'Ikarie XB-1'. 1963 black and white science fiction based on a Stanislaw Lem book. Truly astonishing set design, gripping plot - clearly a strong influence on Kubrick's approach to 2001. Highly recommended.

                  And it has an incredible soundtrack by Zdeněk Liška which doesn't seem to have been released anywhere but some kindly soul has put together the music in this You Tube video - starting off with the title music which is just WOW. Wish someone would put this out.

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                  • Originally posted by Sonovox View Post
                    Last night I watched the Czech film 'Ikarie XB-1'. 1963 black and white science fiction based on a Stanislaw Lem book. Truly astonishing set design, gripping plot - clearly a strong influence on Kubrick's approach to 2001. Highly recommended.

                    And it has an incredible soundtrack by Zdeněk Liška which doesn't seem to have been released anywhere but some kindly soul has put together the music in this You Tube video - starting off with the title music which is just WOW. Wish someone would put this out.

                    Never heard of it - just had a peek at this - looks amazing. Need to see the whole film now...

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                    • Watched the premiere of 'Vinyl' lot of fun a mixture of history and artistic license. Typical Scorsese direction in the opener and I enjoyed it because I got the references etc. It's bound to get criticised for its depiction of women but there is a strong female character in it.

                      Lots of drugs, foul language, mobsters truly depicting the vileness of the music industry from the 60's to 73.

                      Don't know what was going on with Robert Plant's accent though probably a US thing.

                      All in all a good watch its not a documentary so just going to take it for what is which is one of those dramas you know everything is going to turn to shit!
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                      • Life of Crime

                        Switch is one of my favourite Elmore Leonard books, with one of the best twists, so I was looking forward to this.
                        Jennifer Aniston is good, Mos Def is good, they're all good, the script is smart and it starts with Darondo. Yet it doesn´t quite come off and I'm not sure why. It could have been a lot darker and crazier.
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                        • The Secret Life Of Bob Monkhouse

                          2011 documentary repeated on BBC4 last night (24th Feb) and utterly enthralling. An absolutely fascinating man in many respects but of interest here as a collector - he had a special shed built to contain over 50000 video tapes. He owned one of the first video recorders made for home use that cost more than a car. He obsessively annotated the TV Times. Really worth catching http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00x9b7w

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                          • I remember that documentary you can see when you watch him on old shows and he pauses for a second as if to mentally filter through all that stuff to find a joke. I never found him hilarious but very good at what he did, a real pro I suppose and I respected the way that unlike others of his generation he embraced the new comedy and its comedians that came after him or at least it seemed to me he did.

                            Your'e right very interesting from a collecting point of view, I like collecting old audio tapes, they could be blank or could have some crazy shenanigans on them. I had a reel to reel phase where I found lots of odd spoken word I sampled but it drove the wife crazy and me in the end so that stopped I do still have a non belt driven one in the studio the brand of which escapes me but its mint and has a valve driven built in amp. I put my guitar through it on occasion.

                            The old guy who gave it to me on 'freecycle' had really looked after it, was an expensive purchase in its day. I sent him an email explaining why I wanted it and what I would use it for and he chose my email from 'a lot' he received. I promised to look after it and I've kept my promise and looked after it ever since.

                            EDIT: Totally irrelevant but its a Revox it quite literally weighs a ton and here's a pic of one:



                            Originally posted by Skip View Post
                            The Secret Life Of Bob Monkhouse

                            2011 documentary repeated on BBC4 last night (24th Feb) and utterly enthralling. An absolutely fascinating man in many respects but of interest here as a collector - he had a special shed built to contain over 50000 video tapes. He owned one of the first video recorders made for home use that cost more than a car. He obsessively annotated the TV Times. Really worth catching http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00x9b7w
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                            • That's a beauty. I used to have a giant Siemens 16mm projector. That combination of electrical and mechanical is hard to resist. I'm surprised I've managed to resist the world of analogue synthesisers and valve amps, aesthetically I think they're beautiful objects.

                              As someone who grew up in the age of Bob's Full House and Bob Says Opportunity Knocks I only ever knew him as a light entertainment presenter. It's only in the youtube years that I've realised he was a lot more than that and this documentary added layers upon layers. It's hard to relate obsession with personal difficulty for example (see Traps thread) but you do wonder if annotating the TV Times could have some relationship to the pain in his private life.

                              Part of the fascination for me is the fact that you only saw this slick, bland presenter (although I always liked him) and there was so much depth there. The documentary was a case in point - an hour and a half long and it felt like they just skimmed the surface. Compelling.

                              Here's the first part of an 'interview' with Norman Wisdom (in three parts). I've watched it many times. Seeing how they essentially perform a variety act in a chat show setting is weirdly watchable because it seems so unnatural. It's also very funny.



                              Another thing for me was seeing some early Bob Godfrey works in the title sequences for his shows. Another hero of mine.

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                              • Yep same here I grew up thinking him a bit of a slime ball it was only in my twenties I began to realise how slick and good he was at whatever he did, a true pro. I think his collecting of jokes written in countless books became common knowledge but I too was aghast at his VHS obsession watching that doc. I guess some performers go out and get wasted after a job, Bob went home searching for more jokes and tried to archive the entire television output since the advent of video.

                                Cod-psychologist in me says it was his way of keeping sane whilst aiding his job.
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