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collegekitchen7
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3/16/2010 8:53:34 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Haven't you ever wondered about foreign films?

Do you think that the only good films that are produced are American films where they speak English or have you taken the time to think that there might be something you're missing?

You can't buy foreign films at walmart, they're not in a theatre near you, and you won't hear about them on the news.

How do you acquire them? The answer is obvious. If its not obvious this topic will be useless to you.

Top 3 foreign films:

1. Amelie
2. Rec
3. Pan's Labyrinth
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Puck
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3/16/2010 4:30:57 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/16/2010 8:53:34 AM, collegekitchen7 wrote:
Top 3 foreign films:

1. Amelie
2. Rec
3. Pan's Labyrinth

1 and 3 I enjoyed. South Korea has a fantastic movie industry, produces some very good movies.
Puck
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3/16/2010 4:45:11 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/16/2010 4:44:16 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
Grave of Fireflies.

Why would you want to watch one of the saddest movies ever made? ;(
popculturepooka
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3/16/2010 4:57:44 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/16/2010 4:45:11 PM, Puck wrote:
At 3/16/2010 4:44:16 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
Grave of Fireflies.

Why would you want to watch one of the saddest movies ever made? ;(

I'm going to have to wholeheartedly agree with you on that one. It's ironic that it would take an animated movie to touch me more deeply than any live action movie.
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bkelley211
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3/16/2010 8:28:48 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/16/2010 4:30:57 PM, Puck wrote:
At 3/16/2010 8:53:34 AM, collegekitchen7 wrote:
Top 3 foreign films:

1. Amelie
2. Rec
3. Pan's Labyrinth

1 and 3 I enjoyed. South Korea has a fantastic movie industry, produces some very good movies.

South Korea does--particularly in the horror genre--as does Japan.

Agree with Amelie. Some others:

* Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (China--dreamlike and artistic--winner Academy Award Best Foreign Film 2000)
* Life is Beautiful (Italy--father uses imagination to help family through concentration camp--winner Academy Award Best Foreign Film 1998)
* Children of Heaven (Iran--brother and sister and one pair of shoes--nominated Academy Award Best Foreign Film 1998)
* Raise the Red Lantern (Hong Kong--struggles between wealthy man's concubines, sad ending--nominated Academy Award Best Foreign Film 1991)

Foreign films offer unique and widely varying views. Movies and storylines are put together differently--often more subtly. A refreshing change from American film.
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3/16/2010 8:32:06 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/16/2010 8:28:48 PM, bkelley211 wrote:
At 3/16/2010 4:30:57 PM, Puck wrote:
At 3/16/2010 8:53:34 AM, collegekitchen7 wrote:
Top 3 foreign films:

1. Amelie
2. Rec
3. Pan's Labyrinth

1 and 3 I enjoyed. South Korea has a fantastic movie industry, produces some very good movies.

South Korea does--particularly in the horror genre--as does Japan.

Yeah for sure. It's a great place for making 'drama', for lack of a better term, too.
tkubok
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3/17/2010 6:40:46 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/16/2010 8:28:48 PM, bkelley211 wrote:
South Korea does--particularly in the horror genre--as does Japan.
South korea copies japan in terms of horror genre. Their methodology is the same.

Agree with Amelie. Some others:

* Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (China--dreamlike and artistic--winner Academy Award Best Foreign Film 2000)
* Life is Beautiful (Italy--father uses imagination to help family through concentration camp--winner Academy Award Best Foreign Film 1998)
* Children of Heaven (Iran--brother and sister and one pair of shoes--nominated Academy Award Best Foreign Film 1998)
* Raise the Red Lantern (Hong Kong--struggles between wealthy man's concubines, sad ending--nominated Academy Award Best Foreign Film 1991)

Foreign films offer unique and widely varying views. Movies and storylines are put together differently--often more subtly. A refreshing change from American film.

Crouching tiger hidden dragon wasnt anything special, and ask any chinese person, they will tell you that twenty other films like that are released every month.

In any case, most of the movies made by Studio Gibli are easily my favorite foreign films.
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3/17/2010 4:08:27 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I love foreign films. So many of them are better than the stuff Hollywood makes. Too bad less people appreciate them simply because they're subtitled. Stop being lazy and read the damn subtitles! It's usually worth it.