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Apr 30, 2019 22:22:19

Five Movies

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I want to add a Fun Facts section to my website, so how about a list of the five movies I would take with me to a deserted island?

A Fistful of Dollar, by Sergio Leone: Listening to Morricone's music while watching Clint Eastwood playing the part of the unnamed gunslinger anti-hero never fails to reignite my desire for adventure. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly remains the most acclaimed movie of the trilogy - for good reasons - but I'm a big fan of this remake of Kurosawa's Yojimbo.

NausicaΓ€ of the Valley of the Wind, by Hayao Miyazaki: Apprenticeship, environmentalism, incredible animation... and the emotional soundtrack of Joe Hisaishi. I don't know which one I prefer between NausicaΓ€ and Porco Rosso, both are so good! This one is definitely ahead of its time in terms of message though.

The Gold Rush, by Charlie Chaplin: A story of love and resilience, mingling comedy and tragedy in a poetic way. Chaplin doesn't even need voices to trigger emotions, everything is already there.

The Mystery of Picasso, by Henri-Georges Clouzot: I mentioned this documentary in my post Bye Bye, Resistance. This work of Clouzot puts the spectator in the shoes of none other than Picasso himself, to observe his creative process. I hate biopic movies/series, they always focus on the love life of the personalities instead of magnifying their genius, but this documentary does exactly the opposite: it's all about the art, the grind, and the artist behind the canvas. The camera techniques and the soundtrack used in the movie to match the paintings are fascinating as well.

The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers, by Peter Jackson: It's not a great trilogy, but I've seen it so many times during my childhood it became a part of me. Those movies are my childhood. The second one always echoed more to me because 1) Gandalf is my favorite fictional character of all time and 2) the siege at the end of the movie always gives me goosebumps. I was so happy when I felt the same vibes in last week's Game of Thrones episode.


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    @basilesamel and this <<the same vibes in last week's Game of Thrones episode.>> is not a spoiler? But yes, I have exactly the same vibes... And... NONE of the theories were right, unfortunately... I was really disappointed with the way they played it... And you?

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 30, 2019 22:25:14
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      @lucjah

      I'm vague enough! :P

      Yeeeeees me too! I hate how fast the pace is, they should have slowed everything down, things are happening way too quickly. I'm glad things are moving forward, but come oooon we waited 8 seasons for this to happen and we know almost nothing about the white walkers!

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Apr 30, 2019 22:29:24
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      @basilesamel exactly :-/ and we will never know... I mean before the books will (IF?) finally be printed. There were so many cool crazy ideas how it might play out. About healing the Night King, the Starks dead rising up and... defending Winterfell... and WHAT ABOUT The Prince That Was Promised??? The plot has been losing it's twist from the moment they went beyond the books, but this... Sad :-(
      Here's a funny recap
      https://www.cnet.com/news/game-of-thrones-season-8-episode-3-recap-battle-of-winterfell-bran-arya-jon-snow-sansa-daenerys-night-king/

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 30, 2019 22:35:42
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      @basilesamel @lucjah I'm so glad to see others feeling the similarly! It seemed like the entire internet thought it was perfect but it could've been so much more. Hopefully, the books are finished while I'm alive lol.

      Keenen Charles avatar Keenen Charles | Apr 30, 2019 13:42:41
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      @lucjah @keenencharles GRR Martin will die before you do Keenen :'D I don't think he will finish the book, otherwise he wouldn't have told the show writers how to handle the ending haha

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 01, 2019 15:41:51
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      @basilesamel @lucjah haha I'm still holding the tiniest bit of hope on one more book. But I have no confidence on the final one lol

      Keenen Charles avatar Keenen Charles | May 01, 2019 09:40:57
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      @basilesamel @keenencharles
      Yes, it is a "good movie", really well done, maybe a bit too exalted for my taste. Yet it was not supposed to be a "good movie", it was supposed to be a catharsis of 7,5 seasons of building a story! And... it went "puff"...
      When the series went beyond the books I was expecting that there would be some alignment between the script and "the story to be written", but already watching the 6th season I realised that this is not the case. The show immediately changed into that cheesy, "nobody important dies, we do try to make a twist from time to time, but it doesn't really work too well" story. (No place there for "Top 10 MOST SATISFYING DEATH SCENES".)
      for https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIizCAhp0bI
      And... referring to book(s), I was not giving up hope for years, now I must confess with horror and despair, I am not sure if anybody believes any more that GRR Martin will write the end... will he even live long enough?
      Well, he promises... https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/books/1057783/George-RR-Martin-Game-of-Thrones-books-A-Song-of-Ice-and-Fire-ending-Winds-of-Winter ,
      but so did they (David Benioff, D. B. Weiss)...

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | May 01, 2019 22:02:27
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