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Old 25-01-2013, 18:43
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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 ).
In that case, I agree with you. My dislike for Tarantino's signature began during that period because almost every spec script we saw had insanely long dialogue chunks with oh-oh-ironic pop references. The trend returned to life after every Tarantino (and in fairness, Roger Avary) release during mid-1990s and early 2000s. Naturally, this gave some a few hours' worth of heavy drinking and bitching bitterly about copycats, especially those who did it badly. The others tell me it still happens and that it's now known as the Tarantino Effect.
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Old 25-01-2013, 19:17
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pleasantville


and films designed to hide the truth of what is going on such as

identity
triangle
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Old 26-01-2013, 00:25
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Being John Malkovich
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Old 26-01-2013, 11:08
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Dogville - no sets or anything, just lines on the floor.
Prospero's Books - lots of picture-in-picture and cool visual stuff
Adaptation
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Old 27-01-2013, 17:56
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The Blair Witch Project was another POV
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Old 27-01-2013, 18:15
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Bunraku
Hulk
Brick
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Old 28-01-2013, 11:26
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The Thief (1952) - no dialogue!
Rumble Fish (1983) - all in black & white, apart from the fish!
Darkness In Tallinn (1993) - a great Estonian thriller, where something (don't want to spoil it) totally unexpected happens partway through...
Russian Ark (2002) - all done in one take (at the 3rd attempt, though they did re-dub some sound later) with over 2,000 actors and 3 orchestras!
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Old 28-01-2013, 14:40
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Incubus: all the dialogue is in Esperanto.

The Picture of Dorian Grey: in black and white except for the scenes with the portrait, which are in colour.

Portrait of Jennie, Is Paris Burning?: both black and white except for one colour sequence at the end.

La Jetee: composed of still pictures apart from one sequence.
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Old 28-01-2013, 15:38
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Run Lola Run. Three different versions of the same time period. Brilliant film too.
Have to agree. Great soundtrack too, and probably the best film I watched in school (and it wasnt one of those last day of term classes, a real lesson day)
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Old 28-01-2013, 18:55
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This is Spinal Tap

Not sure if it was the first mockumentary film but it's probably the most famous.


Was The Ruddles a mockumentary film or just a tv show?
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Old 29-01-2013, 00:47
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Pleasantville is the one i was thinking of............

It starts in black and white and gradually turns into colour but the appearance of colour is an integral part of the story character by character
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:06
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I remember Paul Merton talking about a film on Room 101. I think it was Stephen Fry wanted to put pretentious film / art critics into Room 101 and Merton recalled a critic lauding a film for daring to go from colour to black and white.

Apparently the fact was that the film makers ran out of colour film
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:52
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I remember Paul Merton talking about a film on Room 101. I think it was Stephen Fry wanted to put pretentious film / art critics into Room 101 and Merton recalled a critic lauding a film for daring to go from colour to black and white.

Apparently the fact was that the film makers ran out of colour film
Sounds like they mean Lindsay Anderson's If....(1968). A very great film indeed.

However, according to IMDB:
Contrary to the story that says some scenes of the film are in black-and-white instead of color because the production company was running short of money and saved money by having some scenes processed in monochrome, according to interviews with Malcolm McDowell, Lindsay Anderson and the cameraman, they first shot the scenes in the school chapel in monochrome because they had to use natural light that came in through the big stained-glass window, requiring high-speed film. The high-speed color stock they tested was very grainy and the constantly-shifting color values due to the angle of the light through the stained glass made it impossible to color-correct, as well. So they decided to shoot those scenes in monochrome, and, when he saw the dailies, Anderson liked the way that it "broke up the surface of the film", and decided to insert other monochrome scenes more or less at random, to help disorient the viewer as the film slipped from realism to fantasy.
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Old 30-01-2013, 19:04
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I watched the episode last night and Merton did say it was 'If'.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO_jmUDaHSA
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Old 30-01-2013, 19:11
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^ Cheers. Can't stick Fry so won't click
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Old 30-01-2013, 19:13
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What films do you think stand out because of the style or the way they are filmed.
The animated version of The Lord of the Rings
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Old 31-01-2013, 19:24
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Russian Ark (2002) - all done in one take (at the 3rd attempt, though they did re-dub some sound later) with over 2,000 actors and 3 orchestras!
Probably not as impressive as that but there was a British horror a few years back which was all in one take.
Cut (2010) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1390403/reference
The first ever horror film to be shot in one continuous take, which took the production team 36 attempts to get the first usable cut.



The film producers ended up securing two usable takes and decided to make both available for release, providing an entire alternate version of the film.
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Old 31-01-2013, 19:35
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Derek Jarman's final film "Blue":

Blue is the twelfth and final feature film by director Derek Jarman, released four months before his death from AIDS-related complications. Such complications had already rendered him partially blind at the time of the film's release.

The film was his last testament as a film-maker, and consists of a single shot of saturated blue colour filling the screen, as background to a soundtrack where Jarman's and some of his favourite actors' narration describes his life and vision.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_%281993_film%29
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Old 31-01-2013, 19:36
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Also "Empire" by Andy Warhol:

Empire is a 1964 silent, black-and-white film made by Andy Warhol. It consists of eight hours and five minutes of continuous slow motion footage of the Empire State Building in New York City. Abridged showings of the film were never allowed, and supposedly the very unwatchability of the film was an important part of the reason the film was created.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_%281964_film%29
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:44
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The lovely Conversation(s) With Other Women.

"Conversations' innovation in split screen is the juxtaposition of shot and reverse shot of two actors in the same take, captured with two cameras, for the entire movie. The film represents a new kind of viewing experience that enlists the audience as a perceptual editor. The filmmakers allow the viewer to choose how they watch the film, following either character or both simultaneously. Seeing both characters act and react in real time lets the audience follow the emotional experience of the characters without interruption."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convers...th_Other_Women

I highly recommend it.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:49
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Holy Motors.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:40
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How about films shot in just one location . Such as Buried and Devil?. Also Life in a Day was pretty groudbreaking and innovative.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:24
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Phone Booth. Mostly shot in a phone booth, and mostly in real-time. So it is very tightly constrained in time and space.
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Old 03-02-2013, 19:03
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How about films shot in just one location . Such as Buried and Devil?. Also Life in a Day was pretty groudbreaking and innovative.
How about Sleuth? Not all in one place and more than two actors but for most of the film it is just two actors in the house.
I guess it's not dissimilar to a play on screen.
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Old 03-02-2013, 19:07
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Sucker Punch.
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