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For the aspiring filmmaker. Director, actor, writer, producer? Share the knowledge.

Topic by: Cosplayer
Posted: February 4, 2004 - 6:35 PM PST
Last Reply: February 7, 2004 - 9:25 AM PST

author topic: suggestions
post #1  on February 4, 2004 - 6:35 PM PST  
Hi, this's in the wrong place, sorry.

I'm 13 years old, I like all movies, particulaly animes and classics. I don't mind violence or sex, as long as there's somthing else going on. I like psychological stuff, but not as bad as PSYCHO. AH! that scared me.

Is Virtigo and Jungle de ikkou ok for me?
post #2  on February 4, 2004 - 9:35 PM PST  
you asked about jungle de ikou before, didn't you? i dunno i haven't seen it but they said they thought it was on the dirty side, right?

vertigo - okay psycho's pretty intense, but depending what you thought was scary, vertigo might be just as much. i'd take a breather from the deep-creepies and go for the adventure-thriller north by northwest or the mystery rear window - both in color, both with that same storytelling power, but, more fun.
post #3  on February 5, 2004 - 6:02 PM PST  
Sorry, I didn't realise I did that twice.

Thank you so much. Do you have any acvice on Perfect Blue, 'cause I saw Millenium Actress(and cried) recently...yeah...

post #4  on February 5, 2004 - 7:10 PM PST  
If you're really 13 I recommend renting some Kurosawa. This is just the right time for you to get a good grounding in films that really count in terms of influence on modern films and anime. Plus these older films are sure not to upset adults too much, while still being way beyond cool. Yojimbo, Sanjuro, Seven Samurai, Hidden Fortress... If you've studied any Shakespeare at school you might like Throne of Blood. You'll see a lot of Throne of Blood in the burning castle scene from Millennium Actress.

On a superficial level, most anime is crap. However, they have been crafted by adults who grew up seeing film masterpieces, and learning about these original films will enrich your anime viewing experience quite a bit.
post #5  on February 5, 2004 - 7:19 PM PST  
Don't you think Kurosawa is a bit over the head for a thirteen year old?
post #6  on February 5, 2004 - 9:20 PM PST  
i've always liked this list - check it out!
post #7  on February 6, 2004 - 6:26 AM PST  
> On February 5, 2004 - 7:19 PM PST dh22 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Don't you think Kurosawa is a bit over the head for a thirteen year old?
> ---------------------------------

Hey, it's not like I'm pushing Nagisa Oshima on the kid! I don't know if Cosplayer is male or female (no info in profile) but judging from what is available (reviews, etc) I think Kurosawa stuff would be perfect. Watch the samurai stuff first, then move on to High and Low... Ikiru will really knock Cosplayer's socks off if he/she liked the Kenshin firefly farewell scene.

Judging from what's out there that's PG or PG-13 nowadays, Cosplayer would be much better off grooving to Kurosawa.
post #8  on February 6, 2004 - 7:50 AM PST  
Well, I definately agree with north by northwest and rear window, but more info is needed for further suggestions.
post #9  on February 6, 2004 - 8:18 AM PST  
High Noon, then the sci-fi remake (sort of), Outland with Sean Connery.

My Darling Clementine, Gunfight at the OK Corral, then Tombstone. Compare and contrast.
post #10  on February 6, 2004 - 8:26 AM PST  
> Thank you so much. Do you have any acvice on Perfect Blue, 'cause I saw Millenium Actress(and cried) recently...yeah...

Perfect Blue is much more like a stalker thriller, like Silence of the Lambs, with a bit of psychobabble thrown in, like what Brian DePalma throws in when he remakes the classics (his Blow Out version of Blow Up, etc.). A lot of people liked it. I'd recommend Jin-Roh, instead. Jin-Roh explores how a decent human being could become a cold-blooded killer... something that might be needed if you put yourself in a time of war. Do you know anyone older than you that's in Iraq right now? Do you think they'll be the same when they get back? How can those soldiers put things like love and family on the backburner, to go somewhere and be ready to kill or be killed? Perfect Blue doesn't really address things that are important, unless you think Janet Jackson's nipple was a big deal.
post #11  on February 6, 2004 - 6:14 PM PST  
Oh, thanks so much! I'm a total noob.

I'm a girl, liked the firefly Kenshin scene, don't tell my mom I told you my age and gender, cuz she's convinced you'll murder me in my sleep. Anime is not crap, and Kurogasa sounds cool.

It's convos like this that make me love green cine! Net flix is so not cool!

post #12  on February 6, 2004 - 6:20 PM PST  
and I misspelled Kurosawa, I like psychobabble, studied Shakespere in school, an really 13...Ok, I lied, I'm a 40 year old man

JK JK JK JK, I'm twelve turning twelve in a few weeks, same diff...I think that's it...

post #13  on February 7, 2004 - 9:25 AM PST  
you should search through the boards. you'll probably find lots of threads about suggestions for different things. some interesting reading.

oh, and im telling your mother.

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