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  • Big River Man. One overweight, crazy drunkard attempts to swim the entire Amazon river:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce432_JmdB8
    "Only one thought left, that makes me come alive,
    and that is you and me side by side, on the licorice ride"

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    • Neds



      Not as quite as darkly funny as Mullen's Orphans, but still great stuff, somewhere between Loach, Forsyth and This Is England. Good work from the kids and the blokes who play the shabby, sideburned, fag-smoking 70s teachers, and terrifc minor roles by Gary Lewis and Mullen himself.

      Dense weegie accents may require subtitle activation, but terror of older yobbos when you're 11 is universally understood.

      "Yir gunna git yir cunt kicked in every single day"
      Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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      • All seen in the cinema... not sure if any of these are on DVD, but a few of the usual suspects on the board may be interested

        Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945–2000 - see http://press.bampfa.berkeley.edu/radical/ - there is a great book to go with this too...

        Caught two of three screenings at Anthology Film Archive whilst in the States:

        SIDNEY PETERSON PRESERVATIONS - surreal cinema from 1946 - 1949 - mix of great films and abstract sound

        PUNK, ATTITUDINAL: FILM AND VIDEO, 1977 TO 1987 - proper odd ball films with music my the Residents and The Units (of the Units were at the screening)


        The Films Of Rudy Wurlitzer - the chap who penned the screenplay for "Two-Lane Blacktop"... is also the author of "Slow Fade" the audio book released by Drag City and read by Will Oldham... retrospective of his films also at Anthology see http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/fil...s/series/37182 - Robert Downy Sr. (Putney Swoop) was also there to Q&A

        Of the set shown these two might be of most interest - although the full set were great...

        "Glen And Randa" - see http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067141/

        "Candy Mountain" - see http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092719/

        "It's all just one big plastic hassle..." - Psych-Out

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        • I have been watching an Icelandic comedy 'The Night Shift' on BBC4, the first 4 episodes were on this week. It's in English, there is a clip here of the original version.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiQX8CTd2kg

          The three characters are pretty good, and it seems to be heading for a series finish in a Swedish commune if Georg has his way through staff fines/can collecting.

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          • I watched a weird animation called Blood Tea and Red String the other day - think that a lot of people could like it. Basically if you're a fan of Valerie and Her Week of Wonders or Svankmajer or anything along those lines you should check it out.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR2zL-qErX8

            Also, watched Phase IV - a tense drama sci-fi thing about killer ants, I think someone on here recommended it to me, so thanks to whoever that was, it was great. Two actors and some real footage of ants carry virtually the whole thing and it works nicely apart from the odd stupid line which can be overlooked I'd say.

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            • Originally posted by Filthy Rich View Post
              I watched a weird animation called Blood Tea and Red String the other day - think that a lot of people could like it. Basically if you're a fan of Valerie and Her Week of Wonders or Svankmajer or anything along those lines you should check it out.

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR2zL-qErX8
              Cor! looks lovely - - I'll have to look for a copy. Cheers for the tip.
              Muchos mixes <<<<

              HELLFIRE VIDEO CLUB

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              • This looks like it could get interesting for Russian film fans

                http://www.youtube.com/user/mosfilm

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                • Great fun car chase mayhem - Peter Fonda as a stoned ex-Nascar driver / robber being chased by 'old big face' Vic Morrow ( I only just found out he was decapitated during the making of 'Twilight Zone the Movie' in a freak accident. Oof!)



                  Freaking hell - - this was bonkers! Trashy to an almost trippy level with all sorts of mad gongs-on. Now to seek out "Female Trouble"



                  De Palma in his 'Hitchcock' phase - - brillaint and gripping film about murderous siamese twins. The last half hour in the hospital was mental and great (similar looking to the flashbacks at the end of"Obsession") - - but i did not get the last few minutes. What happened?
                  Muchos mixes <<<<

                  HELLFIRE VIDEO CLUB

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                  • Rewatched Family Business on tv last nite afterv many years and was surprised to see it was directed by Sidney Lumet. Have watched some of his classics lately - The Verdict, Q&A, Serpico and 12 Angry Men - and it def had that Sidney Lumet feeling. Good stuff.

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                    • Originally posted by pencilface View Post
                      I only just found out he was decapitated during the making of 'Twilight Zone the Movie' in a freak accident. Oof!
                      And back to music:



                      Also Jennifer Jason Leigh's dad.

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                      • Chris Marker's "Stopover in Dubai"

                        http://gorgomancy.net/stopOver/
                        http://hidingplaceplace.com/

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                        • Watched two brilliant slices of americana this week:


                          BREAKING AWAY.
                          The best cycling film i've seen. Small town teen becomes obsessed with cycling to escape the mundanity of small-town life. Funny, great performances, heavy vibe of hazy 70's Americana that can be so appealing to us Brits and one of the most rousing last reels i've seen in yonks. Or maybe i was just in the right mood?


                          TREES LOUNGE
                          Loser Buscemi spends lots of time moping around in a small-town dive bar and interacts with other local losers. Great cast (including lesser-spotted big-faced Baldwin - Daniel, and Cassavettes and Wes Anderson regular Seymour Cassel) and what a vibe! Love stuff like this.
                          Muchos mixes <<<<

                          HELLFIRE VIDEO CLUB

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                          • Originally posted by pencilface View Post
                            Watched two brilliant slices of americana this week:


                            BREAKING AWAY.
                            The best cycling film i've seen.
                            Then you obviously haven't seen Pee Wee's Big Adventure!

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                            • Originally posted by pencilface View Post
                              Watched two brilliant slices of americana this week:


                              BREAKING AWAY.
                              The best cycling film i've seen. Small town teen becomes obsessed with cycling to escape the mundanity of small-town life. Funny, great performances, heavy vibe of hazy 70's Americana that can be so appealing to us Brits and one of the most rousing last reels i've seen in yonks. Or maybe i was just in the right mood?
                              Older American coming of age comedies can be very appealing, especially the ones starring a young Jeff Daniels. Just look at the record colllector guy in Diner

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                              • Originally posted by pencilface View Post


                                Freaking hell - - this was bonkers! Trashy to an almost trippy level with all sorts of mad gongs-on. Now to seek out "Female Trouble"
                                And Multiple Maniacs:
                                "Storyline
                                The travelling sideshow 'Lady Divine's Cavalcade of Perversions' is actually a front for a group of psychotic kidnappers, with Lady Divine herself the most vicious and depraved of all - but her life changes after she gets raped by a fifteen-foot lobster... "

                                And Pink Flamigos:
                                "Storyline
                                Sleaze queen Divine lives in a caravan with her mad hippie son Crackers and her 250-pound mother Mama Edie, trying to rest quietly on their laurels as 'the filthiest people alive'. But competition is brewing in the form of Connie and Raymond Marble, who sell heroin to schoolchildren and kidnap and impregnate female hitchhikers, selling the babies to lesbian couples. Finally, they challenge Divine directly, and battle commences... "

                                Plot synopses from IMDB. Seriously all John Water movies are great. Even later ones like Pecker and Serial Mom.


                                Personally I've started following Bored To Death on TV. Jason Schwartzman as a bit of a wannabe author who drinks and smokes too much pot so his girlfriend leaves him and out of boredom he puts an ad on Craigslist claiming to be a private detectice. Low key humour and stars Ted Danson as his pot-smoking, armpit fetishist, enema curious publicist. Here's one of the most amusing scenes as far as I've watched it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQfVm...eature=related
                                Or this scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrOa1bSTRKQ
                                "Only one thought left, that makes me come alive,
                                and that is you and me side by side, on the licorice ride"

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