Who likes Indies?

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  1. naughty

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    Hey!

    I am finding myself gravitating more and more often to independently made films. I found the most fabulous movie today, It is entitled "The Whale and the Squid" .Lest you think it a nature documentary, it is one delightful view of a rather unpleasant topic, the effect of divorce on children. In this particular family they take "going through changes" to a new level.....

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  2. GoneA

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    oh yes Naughty, I love indepedent films:

    1. Run Lola Run
    2. Grosse Point Blank
    3. Being John Malkovich(errmm, that was an indie, right?)
    4. City of God
    5. Stranger Than Paradise
    6. Hotel Rwanda
    *and a few pornos
     
  3. naughty

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    GOne A,

    I knew you were a discerning young man. I loved City of God and Hotel Rwanda. Have you seen Orfeo or the original "Orfeo Negro"?
     
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    humm, no, i can't say that i have. how was it?
     
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    Let me put it this way...it will make you want to hop on a plane to Rio! LOL!
     
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    Does Europa, Europa count. It was subtitled (English) and hard to follow, but was still good.
     
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    Needless to say I adore a certain breed of cinema. I'm a big John Waters fan (earlier works like Pink Flamingos and Female Trouble) Alex Cox (Repo Man, etc.) and other celluloid provocateurs (Lynch, Cronenberg, etc). Lately there's been a drought of weird shit that I'm into.


    I love Don Cheadle, but I can't say I loved Hotel Rwanda like some people. As a story, it's cool it got made and people should see it, but as a film it looked like it could've been made-for-TV, and Nick Nolte's acting bordered on humorous during some of the more serious moments.
     
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    yes, i'm a big fan of Pink Flamingos .... excellent


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    Don Cheadle
     
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    Pappy,

    I loved "Europa, Europa" but we should have a sub category for foreign films as well.

    Dilz and Gone A,

    I think I have a hit or miss relationship with Waters films. My favorite was Cry baby. I also looooooove Barry Levinson's films .Since I was born in the section of Baltimore he loves to use as his subject matter it is like comfort food to me. It was "Liberty Heights" that first brought Adrian Brody to my attention and that was a goooood thing! LOL! He really gave a number of people their starts. Mickey Roarke was wonderful in "Diner", Danny Devito In "Tin Men", and I loved Aidan Quinn and Elijah Wood in "Avalon".


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  10. D_Claude Hopper

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    Aww hell, I love Indie flicks.

    We have this little theater in town called the Ragtag Cinemacafe. It rocks.

    As for Indie movies that I cherish here goes:

    Maria Full of Grace
    Bubba Hotep
    Suryathai
    The Magdalene Sisters

    I'd name more, but those four are ones I really think most people would either enjoy or take with them for a while.
     
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    JohnT.

    The Magdalene Sisters took my breath away. It filled me with such a sense of sadness and rage at the same time. I have to buy it. It is absolutely cathartic.

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    I love this genre of movies. I just posted a list in the "weird movies" thread, which is just too close, but a few I didn't mention there are Amores Perros, which was brutally beautiful and Garden State- a real surprise, I didn't want to like that one as much as I did.
     
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    Good topic.

    "Indies" are rapidly becoming my primary film fare. These days I find myself becoming more selective of where I spend my entertainment dollars. For all the talent and money Hollywood has, it sure doesn't seem to turn out a very high proportion of thoughtful or memorable films. Indies are just the opposite.

    I agree about "Europa, Europa" and "Malkovich." I'd add other notables as: "Clerks," "El Mariachi," "Reservoir Dogs," "The Blair Witch Project" among others.
     
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    Mme Z,

    I know just what you mean about Garden State. I had to perservere to find the hidden treasure...But it was in the end still not one of my favorites.
     
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    I love John Waters films. I have the entire series.
     
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    You guys should try filmmovement.com. It's like a book of the month club except with foreign movies.
     
  17. Dr. Dilznick

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    Re: Garden State - this movie was pretentious as hell. The whole "scream into the abyss" part was yet another instance of the writers flattering themselves and trying to be intelligent, but like the rest of the movie, it's just pretentious crap.

    BTW Natalie Portman's ears freak me out. I already have a slight aversion toward people who don't have free-hanging earlobes, but the extreme angle of hers makes it even more frightening.
     
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    I forgot about that one. It has been years, but I first saw it on the CBC (Canada's "state" owned broadcaster.) It was actually damn good.
     
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    While I tend not to seek out indy films as soon as they are released, I do partake in them every once in a while, usually when reccomended to me by people I know, or just browsing the video store.
    Naughty has passed on the names of some films to me and while I haven't seen them all yet, I've enjoyed the ones I've watched so far.
     
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