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Old 24-01-2013, 20:34
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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
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Old 24-01-2013, 21:12
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Memento - story told backwards. Its a classic !
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Old 24-01-2013, 21:13
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Old 24-01-2013, 21:14
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Old 24-01-2013, 21:17
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Another vote for Sin City, the movie equivalent of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Annistons love child.
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Old 24-01-2013, 21:23
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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
Rec is POV also.

I mean Avatar could be listed as it was the first major film in a new generation of 3D films.
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Old 24-01-2013, 21:46
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"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.
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Old 24-01-2013, 21:54
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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
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Old 24-01-2013, 21:58
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For some reason just reminded me of Smack My Bitch Up
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Old 24-01-2013, 22:06
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Old 24-01-2013, 22:14
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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...
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Old 24-01-2013, 22:21
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Old 24-01-2013, 22:21
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I'd say Napoleon Dynamite ...
Clunky, uncormfotable style - just like the title character?
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Old 24-01-2013, 22:26
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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.
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Old 24-01-2013, 22:30
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A Scanner Darkly was filmed as per a normal movie and then rotoscoped into an simplistic animation.

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Old 24-01-2013, 22:57
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Old 25-01-2013, 01:11
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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.
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Old 25-01-2013, 01:13
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Old 25-01-2013, 11:05
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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.
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Old 25-01-2013, 17:36
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Old 25-01-2013, 17:57
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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.
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Old 25-01-2013, 18:18
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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.
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 ).
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Old 25-01-2013, 18:20
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Run Lola Run. Three different versions of the same time period. Brilliant film too.
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Old 25-01-2013, 18:36
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Run Lola Run. Three different versions of the same time period. Brilliant film too.
Amen. Funny and sexy.
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Old 25-01-2013, 18:41
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