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The plot was paper-thin.
5 years 11 months ago
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5 years 11 months ago
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Those comments are quite interesting actually.
5 years 11 months ago
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Very random list, it's a blend of great films, some of which are pretty famous like Red Beard, and some attrocious ones, like The Bad Seed (which incidentally is also famous.)
5 years 11 months ago
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"What drugs, Denny?"

"It doesn't matter!! He's going to jail!!"
6 years 12 months ago
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Criminally underrated and underseen. Great movie, an understated, smart, funny and compelling take on the Wyatt Earp story.
7 years 3 months ago
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Great little western, terribly underseen.
7 years 4 months ago
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3 dislikes? Who voted, Oscar the Grouch?
7 years 4 months ago
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Easily one of the most underseen masterpieces, it's just as good, if not better than Ozu's more acclaimed great films. The emotional power of this film is staggering, devastating and profound.
7 years 5 months ago
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Who took the time to dislike this filmo? What a moron.
7 years 6 months ago
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His Last Game (1909)

A Native American Baseball pitcher, Bill Going, is about to play an important game for a white team. A couple of crooks try to bribe him to lose the game through money and alcohol. When that doesn’t work, they try to kill him and he shoots one of them in self-defense. He is sentenced to death, but before they kill him he is allowed to play his last game. Once he wins, he goes to his execution. A reprieve is expected for his life, but the sheriff is too impatient and has Bill shot before it can get there.

The cinematic technique is crude and the story fairly preposterous, but what is fascinating and interesting about the film is the somewhat “fair” treatment of Native Americans on film. Actually around that time it seemed to be fashionable to show a favorable view -- although usually condescending -- of the “red man’s” plight. Films like Griffith’s Ramona, White Fawn’s Devotion or Ince’s The Heart of an Indian, show a side of Western history from an Indian perspective (through the glass onion of early white guilt.)

In this film the Indian is honorable and refuses to take bribes, even though he really wants to drink that firewater! When he shoots a white man in self-defense, he accepts the white man’s justice and his own death, but before that he really must win the Baseball game for that white team.

It’s amusing in a way, but also heart breaking. Even when the white man condescends to make the Indians the heroes of their stories, it has to be trough the prism of their own ignorance and prejudice.
7 years 8 months ago
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First Jump Cut. The cameraman notices that his camera is too close to the subject. He stops filming, changes the angle and starts again.
7 years 8 months ago
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I didn't write any of it Mont, I lifted it from the BFI website.
7 years 9 months ago
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You should email the guys at ICM, I can't edit the list myself.
7 years 9 months ago
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A disgusting piece of crap. An important document though.
7 years 10 months ago
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The point of the list is to shine a light on lesser known films. If they reach 400 and beyond we reached our goal.
7 years 11 months ago
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Remarkably bad.
7 years 11 months ago
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Well said the3rdman, this film deserves a restored print on blu-ray. I wish Criterion would champion this sadly neglected gem.
8 years ago
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I've seen Brakhage films in pristine 16 mm prints on a big screen and I've seen miserable vhs rips on 240p youtube, you don't have to take my word for it, but there is a tremendous difference. I'm not saying haters wouldn't hate, but it might make people think twice before dismissing his work entirely.
8 years ago
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No need for subs.
8 years ago
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Why? This is beyond mediocre. Also is there anybody who didn't see the ending coming?
8 years ago
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"Kind of like the female version of Deathwish"

Only this movie is actually great.
8 years ago
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"Crosses the line between cult Cold War SciFi nonsense & utter shite. 3/10.

Follow me on Twitter @LastFilmSeen"

After that informed comment, I think I'll pass.
8 years ago
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Aliens, with a Leprechaun. Brilliant...
8 years ago
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Rarely have I been this happy for a film to end...
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