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Talking talkies
Topic by: MHam
Posted: May 20, 2005 - 8:48 AM PDT
Last Reply: May 22, 2005 - 9:36 AM PDT

author topic: Talking talkies
MHam
post #1  on May 20, 2005 - 8:48 AM PDT  
I really enjoy films in which the focus is on good conversation and talk. Films like "The Wife," "My Dinner with Andre," "The Designated Mourner," "Melvin Goes to Dinner." Can you think of other films of this genre you could recommend?
woozy
post #2  on May 20, 2005 - 11:57 AM PDT  
> On May 20, 2005 - 8:48 AM PDT MHam wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I really enjoy films in which the focus is on good conversation and talk. Films like "The Wife," "My Dinner with Andre," "The Designated Mourner," "Melvin Goes to Dinner." Can you think of other films of this genre you could recommend?
> ---------------------------------

I liked "13 Conversations about one thing"

hamano
post #3  on May 20, 2005 - 12:00 PM PDT  
Would the obvious answer be Before Sunrise and Before Sunset?
hamano
post #4  on May 20, 2005 - 12:04 PM PDT  
> On May 20, 2005 - 11:57 AM PDT woozy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I liked "13 Conversations about one thing"

Hah! Obviously we've already broken into two factions, form vs. content, quality vs. quantity....
Eoliano
post #5  on May 20, 2005 - 12:11 PM PDT  
If it's talk you want, how about sex, lies and videotape or a non-sop monologue?
hamano
post #6  on May 20, 2005 - 12:28 PM PDT  
Any film by Errol Morris pretty much eschews narration in favor of interviews and titles... My favorites are The Thin Blue Line and Vernon, Florida.
Eoliano
post #7  on May 20, 2005 - 12:48 PM PDT  
> Any film by Errol Morris pretty much eschews narration in favor of interviews and titles... My favorites are The Thin Blue Line and Vernon, Florida.

My Errol Morris fave is The Fog of War.

woozy
post #8  on May 20, 2005 - 1:20 PM PDT  
> Hah! Obviously we've already broken into two factions, form vs. content, quality vs. quantity....
> ---------------------------------

?joke? ?insult of taste? ???? ?care to explain as I don't understand?

Cinenaut
post #9  on May 20, 2005 - 2:25 PM PDT  
Spalding Gray.

Gray's Anatomy or Swimming to Cambodia or Monster in a Box. Actually, the only one I've seen is Swimming to Cambodia.

Make a list, MHam! Make a list!
Cinenaut
post #10  on May 20, 2005 - 2:27 PM PDT  
Whoopsie. I obviously missed Eoliano's stealth link.
underdog
post #11  on May 20, 2005 - 3:32 PM PDT  
I would second the recs for Before/After Sunrise. Both are excellent, and with wonderful European scenery to boot!

13 Conversations is an interesting film, but I don't recall it being just people talking - isn't there some narrative drive to it, some "action" as it were?

I feel like just about 2/3 of every movie from this country would qualify, too, ;-) but I don't necessarily mean that as an insult.

Damn, too bad Mindwalk isn't out on DVD.

And let's not forget this one, animated though it is: Waking Life.

Oh, did anyone mentioned Jim Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes?

woozy
post #12  on May 20, 2005 - 3:54 PM PDT  
> 13 Conversations is an interesting film, but I don't recall it being just people talking - isn't there some narrative drive to it, some "action" as it were?
>
It centered around communication and conversation but no, it wasn't "only talk"
ahogue
post #13  on May 22, 2005 - 9:36 AM PDT  
> On May 20, 2005 - 12:48 PM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > Any film by Errol Morris pretty much eschews narration in favor of interviews and titles... My favorites are The Thin Blue Line and Vernon, Florida.
>
> My Errol Morris fave is The Fog of War.
>
>
> ---------------------------------

Those are all great, but for me it has to be Gates of Heaven

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