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Has anyone seen "Maniac" (1980)? Where in NYC is a good place to shop for trashy VHS at a low cost?

I'm Hi, Jared Fogle (ex machina), Tuesday, 16 August 2005 00:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

1) yes. its like a disco era henry: portrait of a serial killer. 2) videotape nostalgia? already????

fe7 (FE7), Tuesday, 16 August 2005 01:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

isn't that romero? or am i thinking of "martin"?

amon (eman), Tuesday, 16 August 2005 02:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

1) ox fez, it totally rules. I love that your perspective is aligned with the killer the whole time.
2) videos are so cheap!

I'm Hi, Jared Fogle (ex machina), Tuesday, 16 August 2005 02:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

close to finishing quicktime for java developer notebook. comes with a lot of fun but rough edged utilities. soon i will hear the lamentation of your women to european dance music and tom cruise michael moore fudge up conversations. a new era of awful msp jokery commencing in 3, 4, 1, um...
m.

msp (mspa), Tuesday, 16 August 2005 03:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"I don't like the sexy stuff so much." = martin(romero)

Fetchboy (Felcher), Tuesday, 16 August 2005 18:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i don't know what this 'video tape nostalgia' shit is... i still don't own a dvd player!

tehRZA gibbons (tehresa), Tuesday, 16 August 2005 21:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

they have tiny generic ones for around $30 at best buy. mine works great. theres also radio shack

amon (eman), Tuesday, 16 August 2005 22:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

should i
-study for lsat which i haven't done in 3 days
-watch fellini movie this creepy guy in the library said was good but i don't believe him
-watch one of 2 fassbinder movies
-read a book
-drink one beer (or more)

select 2?

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Tuesday, 16 August 2005 23:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

if the fellini movie isnt satyricon: lsat then beer

fe7 (FE7), Tuesday, 16 August 2005 23:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

k thx

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Tuesday, 16 August 2005 23:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i say pick one movie and one beer

tehRZA gibbons (tehresa), Tuesday, 16 August 2005 23:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

oops i only had beer. no lsat! i think i'll have a fassbinder now.

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 00:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

La Dolce Vita is a'ight. I saw this horrible Fellini clown documentary one time.

gear (gear), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 00:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

what fassbinderm ovies do you have? i watched one yesterday. i don't remember the title. "cocksucker" or something, in english. the only other fassbinder movie i've ever seen has amon duul II in it.

Ian John50n (orion), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 00:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i thought la dolce vita was great. 8 1/2 is pretty fun too.

sleep (sleep), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 01:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

going to see "2046" tomorrow. DATE MOVIE.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 02:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

teh only fassbinder i've seen is "QUERELLE" which makes anal sex look all shiny. Lotsa stylized sailor suit amorality. I liked it.

Outsider Enter Port City (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 02:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i have a box set called BRD TRILOGY. it has the marriage of maria braun, lola, and veronika voss (i haven't watched that one yet). i like fassbinder while i am watching movies but i hate him when they are over. not because the movie is over but his endings are weird and maddening. i think fassbinder was a cool guy. he was also pleasantly ugly.

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 02:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

he is my favorite director with a last name beginning with f

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 02:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

you should see his version of "berlin alexanderplatz" if you wanna see a weird and maddening ending.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 02:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i came so so close to getting that book out of the library 2 days ago but it's long, a long book. i want to see this movie because i watched the documentary that came with the boxed set, and there was a clip in it. i just watched lola. it was decent, but, the ending

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 02:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Maniac is the film Tom Savino was ashamed of being involved with.

I've also only seen 2/3rds of the BRD trilogy and while I didn't quite understand, even after a bit of voiceover commentary, I was totally wrecked by them, especially Maria Braun, totally fucking tragic situation.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 02:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

fassbinder's satan's brew :- ))

amon (eman), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 02:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the last segment of "berlin alexanderplatz" is more a freeform epilogue than anything, and yeah it doesn't really work. 'cept when i saw the whole thing in 2 days at MoMA -- '97 I think -- the two leads came out for Q&A! the novel's great too.

"lola" is killer all the way. have you seen sternberg/dietrich "the blue angel," a partial inspiration?

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 13:47 (twelve years ago) Permalink

you should see his version of "berlin alexanderplatz" if you wanna see a weird and maddening ending.

-- hstencil (hstenc!...), August 17th, 2005. (later)


ISNT THAT LIKE 15 HOURS LONG?

WATCH: FOX AND HIS FRIENDS, BITTER TEARS OF PETRA..., ALI FEAR EATS THE SOUL!

GODS OF THE PLAGUE WAS GOOD TOO.

MARIA BRAUN I WASNT CRAZY ABOUT.

ddb (ddb), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 13:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

16 hours.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 14:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i like ali fear eats the soul a lot

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 14:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Night of the Wolf is good.
I watched Pioneers of Ingolstadt last night. It was maddening.
kinda sexy, I guess.
Which Fassbinder movie features ADII???

Tripmaker (SDWitzm), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 14:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

http://www.goethe.de/hn/mex/retro/gif/Schygula.jpg

MEOW!!

ddb (ddb), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 15:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Savini denies he was ever ashamed of Maniac on the recent DVD commentary.

Ward Fowler (Ward Fowler), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 15:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ALI FEAR EATS THE SOUL

I SAW THIS IN MY UNDERGRADUATE FILM INTRO CLASS AND SINCE COLLEGE IS FULL OF IDIOTS PEOPLE WERE LIKE "EW GROSS1!!!!@1212" EVERY 3 MINUTES

I'm Hi, Jared Fogle (ex machina), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 15:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i was just informed that there is no dvd release (or even vhs) of fassbinders welt am draht. this is unacceptable

fe7 (FE7), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 15:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I am excited by pending DVD release of Wes Craven's Swamp Thing.

Tinman: Set to Self-Destruct (cprek), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 16:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

my favorite fassbinder is still chinese roulette (especially for the head-fuck music by Peer Raben) though more than 66% of his movies are all my favorites when I'm watching them

milton parker (Jon L), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 17:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

YES!! Chinese Roulette!!

I forgot about that one...Anna Karina is in it too!!!!!

ddb (ddb), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 17:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i used to pick up italian zombie flix, blaxploitation movies and other assorted weird vhs bootleg shit from Kims and other used records shops in nyc. but this was the clinton years.

kephm (kephm), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 18:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I SAW THIS IN MY UNDERGRADUATE FILM INTRO CLASS AND SINCE COLLEGE IS FULL OF IDIOTS PEOPLE WERE LIKE "EW GROSS1!!!!@1212" EVERY 3 MINUTES

Ha! I was in a similar situation during a screening of "Blue Velvet" ... also undergrads will never get tired of laughing about how large Gordon Gekko's phone is.

The Ghost of Dean Gulberry (dr g), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 18:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

My film professor dated caitlin's friend!

I'm Hi, Jared Fogle (ex machina), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 18:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

oh's chinese roulette

http://jclarkmedia.com/fassbinder/images/chineseroulette02.jpg

http://jclarkmedia.com/fassbinder/images/chineseroulette26.jpg

(from this page, which I wouldn't read before seeing the film, but has great stills)

milton parker (Jon L), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 18:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the Fassbinder that features ADII is DAS KILASHAUSER FART. AKA THE NIKLASHAUSEN JOURNEY. it was a very nonsensical movie. There was just an ADII music vid. in the middle of it. weird movie. i liked it.

Ian John50n (orion), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 19:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

need to see that one. and haven't seen world on a wire yet, as fe zaffe noted it's a crime that one's not on DVD

still reading jim's reviews I linked above, that guy really knows his fassbinder, the crosslinks are amazing.

milton parker (Jon L), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 19:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

thanks for the link milton parker!

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 20:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Le Samurai comes out on DVD for real in sept or oct(I have mondo kim's bootleg dvr)

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 23:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

does a NOIZE DUDE know wtf is up with this:
http://imdb.com/title/tt0407926/ ?!?!?

Fetchboy (Felcher), Saturday, 20 August 2005 19:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

IN A YR OF 13 MOONS
BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VAN KANT
THE THIRD GENERATION

ever time I see a TV listing for that rightwing assfucking Fox & Friends, I think of RWF all leathered-out in FOX AND HIS FRIENDS

if you haven't seen it already y'all might like b-movie god Larry Cohen's THE SECRET FILES OF J EDGAR HOOVER

m coleman (lovebug starski), Saturday, 20 August 2005 19:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

veronika voss is the best one in the BRD trilogy

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Saturday, 20 August 2005 20:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Kill Your Idols came out a year or two ago, part of the Tribecca Film Festival. I DJ'd the "opening" party or something with Nick Zinner. I actually played "no wave" music and dancey early 80s ny stuff to great resposne. Nick played hip-hop. I didn't think I could follow that up, but people were really into it, dancing to Ze disco. I didn't get to see the movie though. The guy who produced it was in Circus Mort with Michael Gira, that's kind of noise. Whether they successfully make the case/draw comparisons from the late 70s/80s scene to the then scene of bands like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Flux Information Sciences, Liars etc, who knows.

HOWEVER,

I just watched Bogdanovich's Targets. That's a kick-ass movie! Great back-story also. Check it out.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Sunday, 21 August 2005 07:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

m coleman, that is a great TV sketch that almost no one would get ... so, public access!

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Monday, 22 August 2005 15:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i dont know why but my favorite part in that whole film is when he's talking about how tacky a fucking HANDRAIL looks and he goes

"its is like... like when you are walking down the stairs... and there is a thing for your hand.. it is tacky... like a MACY's."

gr8080, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 03:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

hahahaha oh no not a MACY's!

ENBB, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 10:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

All good things has a commentary track w/ Andrew jarecki & the real Robert durst that I cannot recommend highly enough

johnny crunch, Saturday, 9 April 2011 15:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

Point Blank - couple great scenes but I was surprisingly a little bored by this movie
Jean Michel Basquiat: Radiant Child

dmr, Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

love point blank. i watched it every day 5 days in a row the first time i saw it.

a slippery shit (gr8080), Wednesday, 13 April 2011 21:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

it is in my top 100

jay lenonononono (abanana), Wednesday, 13 April 2011 21:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

Escape from L.A. - quality entertainment
Imitation of Life - felt really guilty that I hadn't responded to my mom's email in a few days; called mom the next day

sarahel, Wednesday, 13 April 2011 23:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

maybe just wasn't in the right mood for point blank

dmr, Thursday, 14 April 2011 02:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

fight scene at the soul club was pretty great though

dmr, Thursday, 14 April 2011 02:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah i was gonna say thought that would be right up yr alley

a slippery shit (gr8080), Thursday, 14 April 2011 02:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

my fave is Lee sighing after Angie punches at him

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 April 2011 02:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

shooting the bed, soul club fight, Angie whaling on Lee were the best parts

it was more the frequent disjointed flashbacks and voiceovers and stuff that lost me. and the convoluted noir plot. but hey maybe I'll watch again sometime.

dmr, Thursday, 14 April 2011 16:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

I think it's been posted on ILX somewhere, but it's worth checking this out, Point Blank used to perform Reich's clapping music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY4bL_bO8sA

dan selzer, Thursday, 14 April 2011 16:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

"Most accidents happen within 3 miles of home"

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 April 2011 16:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

haha dan that is awesome.

i love the scene where he sneaks into the apartment building too. legit suspense.

gr8080, Thursday, 14 April 2011 18:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

Valentino: The Last Emperor (thx for recommendation)
I Like Killing Flies - not sure why people try to make a hero out of this douche
Black Swan
Enter the Void - wanted to check out the "famous opening credits" and it's on Netflix Instant so I just flipped it on for a bit but didn't watch past the first 10 minutes. worth seeing?

dmr, Monday, 18 April 2011 19:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www2.bc.edu/~yanno/Chinatown.jpg

Watched Chinatown for the very first time. Terrific slow-burn neo-noir, obviously, and I would say career bests for both Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. Also, does this contain the two best cameo appearances by film directors? John Huston is just chilling, and then there's Polanski himself, of course. "Hey kitty-cat, you know what happens to nosey fellows? They lose their noses".
Though maybe the real star of the movie is L.A. itself; sun-bleached and unforgiving.

Hippocratic Oaf (DavidM), Monday, 18 April 2011 19:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

well Huston's role is hardly a cameo. Also he was acting pretty regularly in other ppl's films by then.

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Monday, 18 April 2011 19:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

i havent seen chinatown in a minute. i think i was too young to "get it" the first time i saw it

2㋡㋡9 style (gr8080), Monday, 18 April 2011 20:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

I took a class on Polanski and wrote a paper about Chinatown. Some interesting thoughts that came from that include the fact that although it's often discussed as an updated noir or an homage to noir, it is a decidedly contrary perversion of the cliches of noir. Major themes such as the classic idea of not trusting the femme fatale because in the end she's out to get you. In chinatown at every turn Jack doubts and doesn't trust Faye, and many of the events that take place in the movie are caused by this, by Jack not realizing that she is in fact the victim. And it's all about the consequences of actions, Jack later on visiting Burt Young and we see that he beat his wife because of Jack's information, all the way to the end where the first cop is actually firing a warning shot and Jack gets in his way, which causes the second cop to fire the fatal shot. So Jack is absolutely not the noir hero.

There was also a lot of fun stuff like all these things coming in pairs with one thing missing or flawed, like pulling the guy out of the water and he has one shoe, breaking one of the tailights of the car, letting the car break one of the two watches, all the way to the ridiculous foreshadowing of Faye lying in bed saying "There's a flaw in one of my eyes".

Anyway, great movie on many many levels.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 02:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

>well Huston's role is hardly a cameo. Also he was acting pretty regularly in other ppl's films by then.

re: ridiculous over the top Huston roles, recently saw Myra Breckinridge. was expecting it to be 'bad' but actually really enjoyed it.

also saw Elizabeth Taylor in 'The Driver's Seat', on youtube. Yeesh. Not exactly good, but... Elizabeth Taylor. Incredibly stilted dialogue that's trying so hard to be non-sequituous that it ends up even more inexplicable than I think it was trying for.

and saw the Ballet Russes documentary. Mostly interviews, but the short 8mm/16mm film stock of the productions from the 30s/40s/50s is enough to make a Ballet fan out of anyone within seconds. Lots of Leonid Massine from the decades before The Red Shoes, and definitely a great next stop after Black Swan.

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 17:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

Myra Breckinridge is awesome! You only just saw it???

sarahel, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 18:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

had been saving it. saw it with the Prelingers, we'd been meaning to watch it for a few years now but we're all ludicrously busy

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 18:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah - I have movies that I have been "saving" - I know what you mean.

sarahel, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 18:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

people keep telling me I'm an idiot for "saving" the Godfather movies.

gr8080, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 18:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

i saw them for the first time last year. they are good!

caek, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 18:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

weird choice since so many movies and tv shows reference them

jay lenonononono (abanana), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 19:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

Borzage's "Street Angel", excellent, Janet Gaynor especially good.

Letzte Tage - Letzte Pächmina (Pashmina), Friday, 29 April 2011 23:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

i saw some ~thillers~

The Woman

- this felt like a decent film ruined in the cutting room; soundtrack possibly worse than the crow ost.

A Lonely Place to Die
Kill List
The Veteran
The Dead

- really enjoying these new uk genre movie vibes. none of these made any sense, but they made up for in viciousness, or nightmarish atmosphere, or both (kill list).

The Yellow Sea

- hong-jin na quickly approaching all-time status imo.

, Saturday, 3 September 2011 05:27 (six years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

watched: robert siodmaks' menschen am sontag (1930) — his first film, with a script written by a very young billy wilder. naturalistic acting by non-professional actors, gentle humor and beautiful sunlit scenery. 4/5

tanuki, Thursday, 5 January 2012 05:19 (six years ago) Permalink

working my way through this:

http://www.criterion.com/boxsets/769-america-lost-and-found-the-bbs-story

cant believe i hadn't ever watched easy rider or head before-- so great

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:46 (six years ago) Permalink

Head is just a good movie full stop

This is not as much a 'good' movie but I'm definitely glad I saw it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Freedom

Milton Parker, Thursday, 5 January 2012 23:43 (six years ago) Permalink

& it can't be overstated how much fun this one is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_for_Living_(film)

Milton Parker, Thursday, 5 January 2012 23:46 (six years ago) Permalink

need to see more lubitsch

just watched: loulou (maurice pialat, 1980) — isabelle huppert and a hunky gerard d. seems to be about unconventional relationships, one's expectations clashing with another's. realistic acting, frank eroticism. very nice.

tanuki, Friday, 6 January 2012 04:47 (six years ago) Permalink

just heard: lulu — metallica and a hunky lou r. seems to be about unconventional relationships, one's expectations clashing with another's. realistic acting, frank eroticism. very nice.

quick brown fox triangle (schlump), Friday, 6 January 2012 10:44 (six years ago) Permalink

ew

tanuki, Friday, 6 January 2012 15:41 (six years ago) Permalink

satantango
videodrome

tanuki, Sunday, 8 January 2012 17:05 (six years ago) Permalink

chantal akerman: the new york films (early experimental shorts) — studies of space and movement that seem like studies for "jeanne dielman"
birth (glazer) - expected to hate this after reading about the premise but found it pretty affecting
playtime - 2nd viewing, looked amazing on a decent hdtv. noticed lot of hidden gags i hadn't noticed before.

tanuki, Friday, 13 January 2012 17:16 (six years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

some movies i got queued up

* On the silver globe

* schizopolis

* clean shaven

* she monkeys

* conspirators of pleasure

saw finisterrae while nodding off: i was dreaming up bits that could have been in, like at one point the 2 characters come across a white electric oven in the middle of the forest, one said "well go on, then" the other stuck his head in and looked around. then i woke up .

Sébastien, Monday, 16 April 2012 15:48 (six years ago) Permalink

lol that would work perfectly in finisterrae

♆ (gr8080), Monday, 16 April 2012 18:50 (six years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

HOLY MOTORS

caek, Friday, 6 July 2012 23:28 (five years ago) Permalink

barmy

caek, Friday, 6 July 2012 23:51 (five years ago) Permalink

also at munich ff this year

it looks pretty from a distance - dreadful, ugly, but short polish feature about awful people
shut up and play the hits - looked + sounded great
robot and frank - twee indie scifi. ok i guess.

caek, Thursday, 12 July 2012 13:30 (five years ago) Permalink

shut up and play the hits

oh shit that's next week right?

there's prob a thread where people are talking about it

♆ (gr8080), Thursday, 12 July 2012 18:18 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah I posted about it a bit on the main LCD sound system thread

caek, Friday, 13 July 2012 12:00 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

don't torture a duckling

fuck google analytics (am0n), Wednesday, 1 August 2012 17:40 (five years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

anyone recommend a good movie recommendations book? kinda like the 1001 movies you must see (is that one any good?)

niels, Monday, 7 August 2017 10:11 (ten months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i have this and its good

https://i.imgur.com/eQIGUP8.jpg

gr8080, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 13:28 (nine months ago) Permalink


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