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    My experience with the Canadian radio and music industries definitely taught me how true what baby doll said about Canadian film is.

    The CRTC stifles creativity. Implementing and enforcing "Can Con" (Canadian Content) laws. When I was in radio, all Canadian terrestrial stations were legally required to have 45% of all programming be not only by Canadian artists, but identifiably Canadian Content.

    That's why every Canadian TV show (that isn't on a specialty network or service) is usually about an RCMP officer who likes to drink Alexander Keith's with his Native friend while eating maple syrup and hunting moose.

    They prioritize Canadiana over quality. And it is legally enforced.
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    The Third Man (Reed, '49)




    We should've dug deeper than a grave.


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    Great movie.

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    Il Sorpasso - what a ride!
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    Oh, and the connection of Il Sorpasso to Kieslowski's Red. OK, slight(?) but same actor in similar role and same career. One could easily see the character from the former movie being the same as the latter. I have to believe that the casting here was based on the Italian film. Kieslowski is always referencing other films/ideas.
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    Quote Quoting StuSmallz (view post)
    ...


    But of course, despite the presence of such screen icons as Orson Welles, the real star here is Vienna itself, as the film was filmed on-location amongst the rubble of the once-glorious national capital, still recovering from the continent-wide post-war "hangover", as a devastated city divided up among the authorities of various post-war powers, with the classy architecture of the buildings that were lucky enough to survive the war, and the rubble of the ones that weren't, providing a concrete maze for the characters to survive, and concealing a new mystery around each and every one of its sharp corners, giving the city just as much character as any of the actual, well, characters....
    enough commas ? Reed/Krasker do a similar thing in Odd Man Out where the city becomes a character.

    ...and that reminds me. Why are there no US films from the late 40s and 50s that show off the baby boom? I've seen several British films that have kids all over the place (A Taste of Honey, Odd Man Out, Tiger Bay).
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    Quote Quoting Yxklyx (view post)
    enough commas ? Reed/Krasker do a similar thing in Odd Man Out where the city becomes a character.

    ...and that reminds me. Why are there no US films from the late 40s and 50s that show off the baby boom? I've seen several British films that have kids all over the place (A Taste of Honey, Odd Man Out, Tiger Bay).
    What? That sentence would only "flow" worse with less commas, so I think your issue has more to do with the overall length of the sentence, rather than the number of commas I used in it (which I get, but that's just kind of my personal style, you know?). Anyway, I haven't watched Odd Man Out yet, but as far as Reed's other 40's movies go, I did watch The Fallen Idol a while ago, and felt it was quite good on the whole (although in retrospect, it was a warm-up for the greatness that was Man​, of course).

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    Man, after 14 years, Michael Clayton remains so, soooo good. I know it came out in a ridiculously stacked year, but it's still quite a shame it's been so overshadowed.
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    Quote Quoting Philip J. Fry (view post)
    Man, after 14 years, Michael Clayton remains so, soooo good. I know it came out in a ridiculously stacked year, but it's still quite a shame it's been so overshadowed.
    Well, as far as '07 movies go, I wouldn't put it on the same level as Zodiac, There Will be Blood, or No Country, but it was still a pretty solid, 8-out-of-10 legal thriller anyway.

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    A slight tremor hits you where you stand. Might there be a draft? A winter chill? You feel your gorge rise, and you become vaguely irritated. You have felt this way before, as if a series of inane decisions will soon reduce you to a fragile husk. Something's in the air. Certainly it isn't... Wait, could it be?

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    Quote Quoting Idioteque Stalker (view post)
    A slight tremor hits you where you stand. Might there be a draft? A winter chill? You feel your gorge rise, and you become vaguely irritated. You have felt this way before, as if a series of inane decisions will soon reduce you to a fragile husk. Something's in the air. Certainly it isn't... Wait, could it be?

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    ...huh?

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    Quote Quoting StuSmallz (view post)
    ...huh?
    http://matchcut.artboiled.com/showthread.php?8164-Match-Cut-Madness-3-Best-of-the-00s

    You even participated in past threads!
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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    Oh, so Stalker's working on one for the 2010's now? Cool.
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    Damn good splosion in that Mad Max gif.

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    Quote Quoting Idioteque Stalker (view post)
    Damn good splosion in that Mad Max gif.
    Indeed; it's one of my favorite stunts in a movie that's already full of a ton of great ones already.

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    Quote Quoting StuSmallz (view post)
    Oh, so Stalker's working on one for the 2010's now? Cool.
    We'll just fuck it up as usual.
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    Waiting for its bracket fight:

    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
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    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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