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degsyhufc 24-01-2013 20:34

Films with a unique style or format
 
What films do you think stand out because of the style or the way they are filmed.

Things like Stranger than Fiction where the main character's life is narrated and he begins to hear the narration as it happens.


Or Doom when it goes into POV mode like the game

pete137 24-01-2013 21:12

Memento - story told backwards. Its a classic !

Eddie Badger 24-01-2013 21:13

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Tron
Sin City
300

Dandem 24-01-2013 21:14

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

bazzaroo 24-01-2013 21:17

Another vote for Sin City, the movie equivalent of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Annistons love child.

degsyhufc 24-01-2013 21:23

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Originally Posted by pete137 (Post 63833250)
Memento - story told backwards. Its a classic !

Irreversable is similar in that the scences are shown in reverse chronological order.

That's more the kind of thing I was thinking rather than just visual effect although i'm not saying visual effect can't be standout.
One of the examples I gave was POV effect :D
Rec is POV also.

I mean Avatar could be listed as it was the first major film in a new generation of 3D films.

ironjade 24-01-2013 21:46

"Track of the Cat": shot in colour but everything in it is black and white apart from Robert Mitchum's shirt.

"Wicked, Wicked": shot in DuoVision which split the screen vertically for the whole movie giving two different viewpoints throughout. Needless to say it didn't catch on.

"Rope": shot in what appears to be a single take. The visual equivalent of holding your breath for 80 minutes.

"The Lady in the Lake": shot from the hero's POV so we never see his face until he looks in a mirror.

"Brainstorm": whenever anyone uses the brain recorder the screen expands into extreme widescreen format. Great at the cinema but on tv not so much.

degsyhufc 24-01-2013 21:54

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Originally Posted by ironjade (Post 63834590)
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"The Lady in the Lake": shot from the hero's POV so we never see his face until he looks in a mirror.

For some reason just reminded me of Smack My Bitch Up :D

ironjade 24-01-2013 21:58

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Originally Posted by degsyhufc (Post 63834927)
For some reason just reminded me of Smack My Bitch Up :D

B 52.:confused:

degsyhufc 24-01-2013 22:06

Prodigy ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzojb688aMo

theonlyweeman 24-01-2013 22:14

I'd say Napoleon Dynamite and (500) Days of Summer have a unique style, but I don't quite know how to explain either of them...

mialicious 24-01-2013 22:21

blade runner
the iron giant
domino

degsyhufc 24-01-2013 22:21

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Originally Posted by theonlyweeman (Post 63835748)
I'd say Napoleon Dynamite ...

Clunky, uncormfotable style - just like the title character?

Bluray 24-01-2013 22:26

As much as I love Napoleon Dynamite, I wouldn't say it had a unique style. It was just odd and quirky like so many other films.

Mark A 24-01-2013 22:30

A Scanner Darkly was filmed as per a normal movie and then rotoscoped into an simplistic animation.

Regards

Mark

ironjade 24-01-2013 22:57

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Originally Posted by degsyhufc (Post 63835444)

All is now clear.:)

rfonzo 25-01-2013 01:11

I would say that the Studio Ghibli films within an animated context with notable examples being Spirited Away, Howls Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, Grave of the Fireflies and Ponyo. They have a unique narrative approach to them that is different to that of Hollywood animated films. For instance, they will touch upon unique themes that adults can empathise with.

Deserana 12 25-01-2013 01:13

Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Children of Men
District 9
Serenity

gashead 25-01-2013 11:05

Before it was widely copied, Tarantino's style of long dialogue driven scenes, frequently populated with pop culture references - both real and fictional - was pretty unique in the 90's.

Hound of Love 25-01-2013 17:36

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover.

Takae 25-01-2013 17:57

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Originally Posted by gashead (Post 63844558)
Before it was widely copied, Tarantino's style of long dialogue driven scenes, frequently populated with pop culture references - both real and fictional - was pretty unique in the 90's.

While I get what you mean, please define 'unique'. The dialogue is peppered with references to actors, TV, news, music, theatre, authors, etc. This dialogue-driven film isn't the first to do so either. :D

gashead 25-01-2013 18:18

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Originally Posted by Takae (Post 63852535)
While I get what you mean, please define 'unique'. The dialogue is peppered with references to actors, TV, news, music, theatre, authors, etc. This dialogue-driven film isn't the first to do so either. :D

Well, nothing in cinema is really 'unique' anymore is it, I don't think it was meant to be taken literally, and I did say '...in the 90's'. I'm aware there were plenty such films prior to Tarantino, particularly in the the 70's, but I feel they fell out of favour in the high-concept 80's (MDWA being the exception that proves the rule ;)).

Inspiration 25-01-2013 18:20

Run Lola Run. Three different versions of the same time period. Brilliant film too.

MeicY 25-01-2013 18:36

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Originally Posted by Inspiration (Post 63853159)
Run Lola Run. Three different versions of the same time period. Brilliant film too.

Amen. Funny and sexy.

Old.Tallen 25-01-2013 18:41

Sliding Doors.


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