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From Albania to Zaire, there's a whole world out there.

European Cinema
Topic by: Eoliano
Posted: January 11, 2003 - 8:59 AM PST
Last Reply: January 17, 2003 - 7:07 PM PST

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author topic: European Cinema
post #1  on January 11, 2003 - 8:59 AM PST  
A forum for discussing European Cinema.
post #2  on January 12, 2003 - 9:45 AM PST  
i loved frances in son of gascogne, and somehow in my orgy of movie viewing, i've never gotten around to any one of frances's movies. i don't know how that kind of thing happens, how i totally miss somebody. i'm glad that the unfaithful wife and the butcher are coming out on DVD.

post #3  on January 12, 2003 - 3:45 PM PST  
Out of the last dozen or so French films you two guys have seen, are there any you'd particularly recommend? I have to admit that so far I've enjoyed your taste/recommendations so am willing to be led blind through the murkey depths. :>

So far this month, I've seen mainly mainstream stuff:
Amelie, The Closet and The Lady and the Duke.

I'd particularly recommend The Closet/Le Placard to anyone who hasn't seen it yet. I'm sure everyone's sen Amelie already. I'm probably one of the last people here to see it.
post #4  on January 12, 2003 - 5:09 PM PST  
Here is list to browse along with a few titles. It's an eclectic assortment, but it'll get you on your way.

Cinéma Français

The 400 Blows

Any Number Can Win

Belle De Jour


Clean Slate


Grand Illusion

Jean De Florette & Manon of the Spring ( rent these films together)

Mr. Hulot's Holiday

Purple Noon

The Sorrow and the Pity (rent disc 1 & 2 at the same time )

The Wages of Fear


post #5  on January 12, 2003 - 8:07 PM PST  
Merci mon Ami!

I've gratefully queued all of your suggestions with the exceptions of Mr. Hulot's Holiday (not available) and Z (too awkward to search).

An interesting list. I've seen only a few before such as Jean De Florette & Manon.
post #6  on January 12, 2003 - 9:42 PM PST  
neil: to rent Z, here's a different link to eoliano's cinéma français list.

a ol ya no: did you keep that list of recent films i sent you a little while ago? i don't have a copy and if you do, could you post it, i would contribute that to this thread. if you don't i'll put it back together.
post #7  on January 13, 2003 - 7:09 AM PST  
Er, I inserted the wrong link for the list, sorry Neil.

post #8  on January 13, 2003 - 8:59 AM PST  
i didn't even know there was a way to make a wrong link around here. what a disturbing development.
post #9  on January 13, 2003 - 11:18 AM PST  
I inadvertently used the link to my edit list file, which you should not be able to access. If you did, then let me know and I'll report it.
post #10  on January 13, 2003 - 11:19 AM PST  
This is the correct link: Cinéma Français list
post #11  on January 13, 2003 - 2:25 PM PST  
FYI I saw the original link was wrong as it looked like it was going to direct to an edit page. However, no need to worry, the link redirected to the main page so I couldn't add any "fun" comments to your list. ;>

Thanks for the corrected link.

I'm constantly amazed at how many film you two manage to see from all around the world. Do you review movies professionally?

By the way, my better half has been a professional English/Japanese translator for all of her working life. Any suggestions about how she can break into translating movies/what software is usually used for that? We both love movies and I'm figuring this'll be more fun work for her than translating medical instrumentation documentation, web pages and similarly dry material.
post #12  on January 13, 2003 - 2:25 PM PST  
Oops, am off topic already. Should've posted the BTW in the asian thread. :p
post #13  on January 13, 2003 - 3:32 PM PST  
Whew. I'm glad that you weren't able to go to my edit page.

> I'm constantly amazed at how many film you two manage to see from all around the world. Do you review movies professionally?

Not a professional, no.

I just started early and have a head start.

= ; < ) >
post #14  on January 13, 2003 - 3:33 PM PST  
Forgot this:

There's translation software out there, you just have to decide how much you want to spend. Systran is very popular and I used to have the basic, but you can ratchet up to professional levels. Go here.
post #15  on January 13, 2003 - 4:38 PM PST  
>> Do you review movies professionally? <<

> I just started early and have a head start. <

in my ditch
i live only well
i see only jewels
i smell only perfume
i belch only symphonies
that's just how i am
nobody pays me nuthin
fer nuthin
post #16  on January 13, 2003 - 5:03 PM PST  
I just started early and have a head start - is in reference to:

> I'm constantly amazed at how many film you two manage to see from all around the world.

Now that that's out of the way...

>> and Z (too awkward to search).

I see what you mean, though I suppose you found it already.

post #17  on January 13, 2003 - 5:25 PM PST  
oh oops. quoted for the interplay. the two quotes and the poem were my answer. sorry, too liberal! i'm being ever so careful from here on out....
post #18  on January 13, 2003 - 5:43 PM PST  
hehe, and there was me thinking that you must've just finished watching a very twisted movie in order to type that.

post #19  on January 13, 2003 - 5:44 PM PST  
Yup, found Z thanks to your list.
Ta very much for the software link.
post #20  on January 13, 2003 - 5:53 PM PST  
> Systran is very popular

I took a peek at Systran and it appears to be software to automatically translate from one language to another rather than a tool for adding DVD-ready subtitles. Wonder if you know anything that is used in the industry for adding subtitles on a seperate "track" to movies?
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