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Old 03-02-2013, 19:13
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Open Your Eyes / Vanilla Sky. In and out of the lucid dream.
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Old 03-02-2013, 19:48
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Open Your Eyes / Vanilla Sky. In and out of the lucid dream.
Mmm, I'd say they share too many similarities with Jacob's Ladder to be regarded as unique.
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Old 03-02-2013, 20:12
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A lot of foreign language films have a 'unique' narrative structure, one example being the Polish film Blind Chance.Krzysztof Kieślowski's film presents a character who runs for a train and there is three different scenario 's for the outcome in which he misses the train or not.
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Old 03-02-2013, 20:16
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A lot of foreign language films have a 'unique' narrative structure, one example being the Polish film Blind Chance.Krzysztof Kieślowski's film presents a character who runs for a train and there is three different scenario 's for the outcome in which he misses the train or not.
So as far as uniqueness goes I guess that puts Run Lola Run out of the...running.
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Old 03-02-2013, 22:14
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Pulp Fiction.

Star Wars in that they were Prequels made many years later than the originals.
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Old 04-02-2013, 00:43
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So as far as uniqueness goes I guess that puts Run Lola Run out of the...running.
Run Lola Run as well as Blind Chance are both good films, if you get a chance to see the one I have mentioned, you will will be intrigued by the narrative structure and it forces you to think about how life is a game of chance.
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Old 04-02-2013, 18:12
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The Princess Bride

It starts of in reality with the grandfather being the narrator. It then goes into the fairy tale but a few times breaks backout into reality with the grandfather and grandson talking.
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:22
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

There must have been earlier films that combined live action with animation. Did Mary Poppins do it?
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:40
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

There must have been earlier films that combined live action with animation. Did Mary Poppins do it?
Mary Poppins had them jumping into a picture scene and dancing with Penguins and horses. There was also Song of the South.

Terry Gilliam films all have this sort of otherworldly fantasy feels that are unique to him.

The Company of Wolves is also quite an interesting movie. Following into the fairytail dreams of a girl coming into puberty.

And if you want really surreal then The City of Lost Children.

Identity is also another interesting style. I won't spoil it by saying why though.
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:54
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

There must have been earlier films that combined live action with animation. Did Mary Poppins do it?
Gene Kelly danced with Tom & Jerry in Anchors Aweigh [1945]
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Old 05-02-2013, 22:51
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Mary Poppins had them jumping into a picture scene and dancing with Penguins and horses. There was also Song of the South.

Terry Gilliam films all have this sort of otherworldly fantasy feels that are unique to him.

The Company of Wolves is also quite an interesting movie. Following into the fairytail dreams of a girl coming into puberty.

And if you want really surreal then The City of Lost Children.

Identity is also another interesting style. I won't spoil it by saying why though.
I keep meaning to see that. It was directed by Jean Paul Jeanut who also directed 'Ameile' and 'Delicatessen' is that film any good?
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:10
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Buried

(whole film in a coffin)
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:46
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I keep meaning to see that. It was directed by Jean Paul Jeanut who also directed 'Ameile' and 'Delicatessen' is that film any good?
It's very good but you probably do need a wide lens of understanding to enjoy it.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:20
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Tron. Which still looks pretty good today to me

Irreversable, complete backwards film which is a bit hurtful to the brain but makes sense only when you have watched the entire film.
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Old 06-02-2013, 15:24
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

There must have been earlier films that combined live action with animation. Did Mary Poppins do it?
I lost 5 points in a pub trivia contest for believing Song of the South (1946) was the first film to combine live action and animation.

The correct answer is Anchors Aweigh (1945), starring Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly. The animation comes in form of Jerry, the bloody mouse from the Tom and Jerry cartoon series.

The screaming pain of losing five points still echoes within me.
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Old 06-02-2013, 16:07
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Irreversible, complete backwards film which is a bit hurtful to the brain but makes sense only when you have watched the entire film.
That was just copying the Seinfeld backwards episode.
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Old 06-02-2013, 16:23
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That was just copying the Seinfeld backwards episode.
Or Memento

What about the original Thomas Crown Affair - loved the way they used the split screens scenes during the film

http://youtu.be/ELgjuHTbT3o
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Old 06-02-2013, 16:26
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What about the original Thomas Crown Affair - loved the way they used the split screens scenes during the film

http://youtu.be/ELgjuHTbT3o
Same with Grand Prix and a Doris Day film (can't remember which). I enjoyed those split-screen scenes.
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Old 07-02-2013, 13:24
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"The Asphyx", a classy horror movie in which most of the action takes place in long shot so it's like watching a play.
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Old 07-02-2013, 13:26
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I lost 5 points in a pub trivia contest for believing Song of the South (1946) was the first film to combine live action and animation.

The correct answer is Anchors Aweigh (1945), starring Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly. The animation comes in form of Jerry, the bloody mouse from the Tom and Jerry cartoon series.

The screaming pain of losing five points still echoes within me.
I'm not sure even this is correct. Live action and animation had been combined in silent movies, e.g. Gertie the Dinosaur.
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Old 07-02-2013, 17:27
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I'm not sure even this is correct. Live action and animation had been combined in silent movies, e.g. Gertie the Dinosaur.
Gertie is a short film, isn't it? The question was something like "What is the first feature-length film to feature live action and animation?"

Having said that, I Googled Gertie the Dinosaur after reading your post and discovered that Anchors Aweigh could be the wrong answer, anyway. The actual first feature film may be The Three Caballeros (1944).
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Old 07-02-2013, 17:49
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Gertie is a short film, isn't it? The question was something like "What is the first feature-length film to feature live action and animation?"
No mention of feature-length in the question, just "films"...but you knew that
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Old 07-02-2013, 22:39
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No mention of feature-length in the question, just "films"...but you knew that
What kind of a pub trivia contest would focus on short films? Come on, you knew that.
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Old 07-02-2013, 23:46
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The Godfather Part II and Once Upon a Time In America would have been unique for their time because they both juxtaposed between different eras. In the case of The Godfather II it told two narratives simultaneously.
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