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Author:   Peek_a_buu
Date:   Aug 29, 09 at 2:11pm (PST)
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I saw Inglourious Basterds twice, and saw District 9 today. It was just fantastic. I loved it, and considering its budget of around $30 Million compared to the $200 Million Transformers 2 and Terminator Salvation, it was a masterpiece of the science fiction genre.

I'll put up a few of my university films in the Digital Video forum when they get finalised at the end of semester. At the moment I have a few short films almost completed, one being a 2 minute black and white film shot in 16mm called "Grim Amigos" and a 2 minute 3D animation called "Lighthouse: Desert Star", probably the most difficult film I've ever made considering my lack of experience with 3D animation software.




Author:   T0a5t3r
Date:   Aug 29, 09 at 10:24pm (PST)
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I'll admit, i downloaded District 9 the other day. I loved it. It was amazing. I'm always really cautious of alien films because they tend to have really shit alien design, shit CGI, or live actors dressed up in shitty rubber alien suits. The copy i downloaded was pretty poor quality though, so as soon as it's out in the UK i'm going to go see it in the cinema.

Then i got greedy and downloaded Inglorious Basterds, opened up the file to find instead a hardcore porn film called Pirates II Stagnetti's Revenge. Needless to say i watched it anyway. But i still need to go see Inglorious Basterds when it's out.



Author:   Peek_a_buu
Date:   Aug 30, 09 at 10:21am (PST)
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quote T0a5t3r
I'll admit, i downloaded District 9 the other day. I loved it. It was amazing. I'm always really cautious of alien films because they tend to have really shit alien design, shit CGI, or live actors dressed up in shitty rubber alien suits. The copy i downloaded was pretty poor quality though, so as soon as it's out in the UK i'm going to go see it in the cinema.

Then i got greedy and downloaded Inglorious Basterds, opened up the file to find instead a hardcore porn film called Pirates II Stagnetti's Revenge. Needless to say i watched it anyway. But i still need to go see Inglorious Basterds when it's out.
IMO not as good as the original Pirates, but then again you have to take budget into account.

Yeah, DC++ on the University network rocks if you're bored or like free everything downloaded in about 2 seconds. And if you like porn.




Author:   Barmy Brat
Date:   Sep 02, 09 at 8:34am (PST)
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I saw District 9 a while ago, was a bit disappointed that it degenerated into special-effects laden gunfights for the whole second half of the film, but otherwise very impressed. Wikus has a fucking annoying accent though.

Hopefully I'll get to see Inglorious Basterds this weekend. I was going to go with a mate last week, but he decided to go to his girlfriend's and get laid instead. If you ask me he has his priorities all wrong.



Author:   SlangX
Date:   Sep 05, 09 at 8:47am (PST)
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Basterds was great; not quite stamped with enough classic Tarantino for my liking, but the acting, oh man oh man. Academy Award nomination at the very least for the Jew Hunter. Some broad walked out of the theater and I overheard her complaining that it was 'a little slow'. Clearly she's never watched Jackie Brown.



Author:   Barmy Brat
Date:   Sep 05, 09 at 11:48pm (PST)
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I finally got to see Basterds last night. I'd agree that it was "a little slow" in the sense that it could have been at least 30 minutes shorter without losing an awful lot. The heavy dialogue scenes, while entertaining, often felt like they contained a little too much that wasn't relevant to the progression of the story.

I couldn't help smiling whenever Brad Pitt was on the screen, though. And the Temp from The Office, too.



Author:   SlangX
Date:   Sep 05, 09 at 11:59pm (PST)
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I found it all relevant and extremely important to building the suspense, which is why Basterds has striking comparisons to Pulp Fiction. Come to think of it, it really does contain quite a bit of Tarantino in his early days.

Brad Pitt just standing there in the lobby of the cinema was the funniest bit of the entire movie (of which there were many), as well as him, Eli Roth, and that other guy speaking Italian, haha.



Author:   Peek_a_buu
Date:   Sep 06, 09 at 3:29am (PST)
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Haha, yeah, when they got introduced and they just did that stereotypical Italian hand gesture I was in tears.

I would have liked to see a bit more of the actual Basterds and their back-stories (I know for sure that a back story scene of the 'Bear Jew' played by Eli Roth was cut out, but they showed the back story for Hugo Stiglitz, so I don't know why that was cut out.)

For me, I really liked Jackie Brown, which, while it had violence, was more about dialogue and suspense, but I think this movie has shown Tarantino can have a movie without all action and violence in it. Its a true testament to his writing skills.




Author:   Barmy Brat
Date:   Sep 06, 09 at 5:43am (PST)
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Well, I may not be a fancy-pants film student, but I do know when I'm getting bored. I got a little bored in the opening scene despite the imminent death of the floorboard Jews (and despite Lander, who was an amazing character throughout), I got bored almost every time war-hero Zoller was trying to pick up that chick, and I got bored during the bar scene with Hammersmark. Not that I didn't enjoy these scenes, but for me they just went on too long and lost the suspense altogether.

More focus on the Basterds would probably have made me blind to these shortcomings; When they finally take centre-stage (from the bar gunfight onwards) the film reaches a new high and never comes down.



Author:   Peek_a_buu
Date:   Sep 06, 09 at 12:04pm (PST)
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I'm going to have to agree with Barmy, Tarantino needs to utilise Sally Menke and learn how to edit.

So far, this season, District 9 has been my favourite film.




Author:   Dudeguy
Date:   Sep 06, 09 at 11:33pm (PST)
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quote Barmy Brat
I got a little bored in the opening scene despite the imminent death of the floorboard Jews (and despite Lander, who was an amazing character throughout), I got bored almost every time war-hero Zoller was trying to pick up that chick, and I got bored during the bar scene with Hammersmark.
Tbh, the opening scene and the bar scene were my two favorite. The bar scene ranks among Tarantino's best.



Author:   Jelar
Date:   Sep 07, 09 at 1:27am (PST)
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Holy shit Jelar reply!

Yeah Basterds was good. It seemed the formula was: talk for thirty minutes, kill everyone on screen in thirty seconds, new chapter. Not a complaint, it's just an observation. Besides that I pretty much have nothing to add that hasn't been said. Entertaining stuff. The Jew Hunter was one of the most entertaining characters I've enjoyed watching... probably since Heath as the Joker as long ago as that feels. Haha, since seeing that movie my friends and I have played that guess the famous person game with the forehead cards, must be, six times. Fun stuff. I had to get Andy Dick, and Dennis Leary. Took me a while.

quote T0a5t3r
Then i got greedy and downloaded Inglorious Basterds, opened up the file to find instead a hardcore porn film called Pirates II Stagnetti's Revenge. Needless to say i watched it anyway. But i still need to go see Inglorious Basterds when it's out.
The lesbian scene in that movie kicks so much ass. It's like they were fighting each other. With sex.

Anyway, I've been far away from Neoseeker for a while. I mean I was sick of coming on this site, but I reached a head. I flat out deleted the link from my bookmarks to keep myself from clicking out of force of habit. That was a liberating moment. So I've been off the site for must be two months solid by this point. And only now have I felt the need to check up on things. Mainly for all you fine people [IN THIS FORUM EXCLUSIVELY].

What's new with Jelar you may ask? Well I went to ComiCon and had an awesome time. Became hopelessly obsessed with Mega64. Started up in the writing an publishing program at the local COOLege. Got my 'N' so driving pretty much all the time. And still wasting an unhealthy amount of time listening to music. Oh and I lost 29 pounds somehow. Probably from alcoholism. Don't make fun.

What's the DL1 with everyone else? Shout it out, preferably in list form.



1(Down Low, a street euphemism for current events)



Author:   Peek_a_buu
Date:   Sep 09, 09 at 9:20am (PST)
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Good to see you again Jelar. Sounds like you're doing great since your seperation from Neo.

Well, I'll probably sound like a broken record, but for those that don't know:

-I'm almost finished my first year of my three year Film and Digital Media course at university. It's been a fantastic year living on res.

-Still making a lot of films, have three in the works at the moment, my year 12 film got accepted into a local film festival.

-Bought a 360 early this year, sold my Wii. Don't regret it for a second.

-Did I mention I lost my house and all my possessions in a fire? Yeah, that happened this year.

-Have a job as game tester for THQ. Mainly playing games made by Australian games developers.

-Officially was sitting four rows from Quentin Tarantino at the Australian premiere of Inglourious Basterds.

-Also I do part-time work on a local television station working (such as extras work, auto-cue, audio assistance) on the shows made by our university television society, some of which have been pretty successful.

And thats about it for me this year, Jels.




Author:   SlangX
Date:   Sep 21, 09 at 8:21pm (PST)
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Everyone, get in here.

At least, Dudeguy and CoDaD who I know are Americans.



Author:   Wolfsbane
Date:   Nov 05, 09 at 8:39am (PST)
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RIP Codad.


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