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Old 07-22-2005, 03:26 AM   #1
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Simultaneously Restless and Exhausted

I know moderaters aren't supposed to put up pointless threads and whatnot, but I thought I'd donate to the activity of the forums. Right now I'm in a painful boring state of wanting to take a walk or something but not having the energy to. I am also, for some strange reason, in the mood to watch The Little Princess. But I do not own the film and do not remember if it is any good (it's been about seven or so years). I do not have to the patience to watch a film, but I jarred my head on a glass globe causing it to shatter today (the globe, not my head), and my light-headedness is keeping me from going anywhere.

So....what current mental state are you in?


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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Old 07-24-2005, 12:32 PM   #2
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Your current mental state sounds boring (I guess you've snapped out of it by now) and I'm in the middle of a similar state. I want to walk over to my own room and type down something, but I don't have the energy to get up and do so.

I hope you got to see that movie, though I have absolutely no idea what it's like.


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Old 07-24-2005, 09:40 PM   #3
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I have moved on to a more suitable state. I no longer wish to see that film. I'm not too sure what it's like either, but from what I remember, it's sort of Big Fish-esque except with a little girl at an orphanage or something.


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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Old 07-25-2005, 03:31 AM   #4
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I'm still in the same state, though I now have a different goal. Yesterday I realised that Jonathan Crane is not just some random guy who had an appearance in Sandman, but an actually full-fleshed Batman villain. Now I want to take my bike and ride it 10km to the nearest magazine stand to see if they have any Batman comics. But again, I don't have the energy.

That movie doesn't ring any bells, but it sounds like something I would have loved as a kid.

What does "suitable state" mean in your terms?


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Old 07-25-2005, 07:54 AM   #5
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Suitable as in comfortable and in having the ability to get things acclomplished. Although I am not getting things acclomplished, I realize I have the ability to, and that's all I need.


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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I guess that's the best possible state of mind there is.


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Old 10-06-2005, 12:19 PM   #7
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This sounds weird, what the hell are you doing people? State of mind... ah, what the hell, let's see, I'm waitng for a good idea to what to do in life exept the smoking and the drinking and the women... well not the women. I'm looking for inspiration to writing down some songs and it's not working, and I have a gig to do tomorrow.


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Old 10-10-2005, 02:50 PM   #8
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Herm. I am now excited for I am going on a five-mile 'venture.


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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Old 10-10-2005, 09:00 PM   #9
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I'm tired on every level. I think that best describes my mentality at the moment.

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Old 10-10-2005, 10:37 PM   #10
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I have returned from my five-mile venture. I am feeling skweeggie.


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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What d' you mean exactly with a five mile venture? It sounds interesting.
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As for myself, well...
Last Friday, since both of my parents weren’t home; by 8 PM, I put on my hat, my trench coat and a couple of other (rather “Noirish”) clothing, and started to walk alone. I had no place to go, so I decided to go from bar to bar (Mind you, I do not drink), and simple pass the night like that. I had diner at an old restaurant, and by 11 PM, I went to a classic bar, which has the look of the 30s that I like so much. There, I played pool with a couple of strangers and drank some coffee. Finally by 1 AM, I decided it was time to go home, and started to walk back home. There’s a fifty-block distance between my house and the center of the city (where the bar is located), so I spent the long walk meditating and reflecting. I finally arrived home by half-past three, and realised that I have spent one of the best nights of my life.
After reading this boring story, I hope that you get the state of mind that I constanly live in; and perhaps even realise the sort of amazinlgy strange and lonely perosn I am. I'm always quite nostalgious, and right now, I'm full of melancholy over this past incident.
In the words of the beautiful Lauren Bacall, “I’m essentially a loner”.
What the point of this boring anecdote is, I can’t remember, but I hope that you enjoyed it or whatsoever…

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Old 10-11-2005, 06:53 PM   #12
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Ahh, the city at night. You are envied, my friend. I too enjoy walks at night...though I'm afraid my age restricts me to just walking. What city was this?

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I live in Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina. I'm young, but due to my height, my voice and clothing style, I tend to look older. But unfortunately, this city is not the safest in the world, so I tend to limit my adventures to only a samll amount per year.
"Is there anything more beautiful than the city at night?"

And were are you from, mate?

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I'm from the east coast of NH, USA. It's rural, compared to most areas. Too rural for my tastes; I'm planning on moving to somewhere a little more sprawling after I finish school. Fortunately, the area is very cultured, (contrary to popular imagery) so my life isn't entirely devoid of escapes. I live in a large town with a bustling downtown area, supplementing my cravings for a city environment.

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I like rural towns, but I don't picture myself there. However, there's nothing more beautiful than a roadtrip along rural scenery.
I've always liked the landscapes on the USA, but I have always wanted to visit the Eastern and Western coasts of that country.
Anyway, I don't want to hijack this thread...
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Old 10-14-2005, 11:14 PM   #16
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I just know my fond memories of being ten years old and being dazzled by Sydney at night.

St. Louis ain't bad though. Too bad in actuality I live forty miles west of it (oh, my precious Wildwood/Chesterfield, how I look forward to abandoning you one day) but I'm still content in who and where I am.

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[What d' you mean exactly with a five mile venture? It sounds interesting.
I know a cut-through in the woods that leads me to the road that takes me to my friend's house. It's about five miles, and I've always wanted to walk it, but I've never gotten the chance to until Monday. I also added some slight inebriation to my conciousness on the walk, and that's what added the "venture" part.

Good story, by the way. Virus, I believe you and I have a lot in common.


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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Old 10-15-2005, 10:21 AM   #17
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This is strange talking about rural areas and whatnot. Where I grew up it was of to the side of a city, near a beach, but it was so tiny. Nothing happened there, it seemed untouched by the city. But then I moved and now it's in disrepair.

When I first moved here it was a TINY town. Really really tiny, but with millions of roads it's now becoming a city unto itself. I really have no problem with it but all the same I'm going to move out, Truth be told I don't like staying in one place too long. I hate brand new areas and I hate really old areas. I need a middle area and when that middle leans too far to one side I'm ready to get up and moving.

Unfortunantly I will never have that option. Well...only if I live in a mobile home but I know my parents would never approve of that. Just mentioning it to them sets them on edge. They have big plans for my tv worldwide acting news career. Or something like that. When I picture myself living alone, I see myself living in a mobile trailer, somewhere with a lot of trees, always a bit on the cold side. The place has a lot of people but also in trailers.

Hmm...sounds like I'm aiming for white trash. I just think it's interesting to see different people and live different lifestyles.

Last thing that I need to bother you all with...my dream career would be in a small band with my friends and being a struggling artist.

Now I'm starting to see why people laugh at my ideas.
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So do I, Jofa. I think it was you who once mentioned that had followed a noise through the woods, or something like that.

Oh, and walking through the forest has got to be one of the most "feeling estimulating" things out there. Too bad I'm sorrounded by miles of asphalt.
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Old 10-17-2005, 09:27 PM   #19
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Yeah, that was me. I was chasing music, which I don't really do anymore. But, never say never.

Walking through the forest is very estimulating until you walk right into one of those human-sized spiderwebs with one of those fat, angry garden spiders resting in the middle with her eggs. Then it can become somewhat disconcerting. That sort of thing won't happen to you as much when cruising pubs.

But come the time the leaves fall over here, which will be very soon, I'm going to spend quite a lot of my time in the woods. Far into the dip behind my house is a meadow. It's a very surreal place. Because where I live there are trees EVERYWHERE. So to be walking through the forest and all of a sudden walk into a very large area with absolutely no trees is really strange. The place has sort of become a sanctuary since then. But it's impossible to get there in the summer! So I'm looking forward to returning.


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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Walking about in my hometown isn't a great experience. I usually rush the walk so I can get to my destination.

I'd like to move to Edinburgh someday.
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Walking through the forest is very estimulating until you walk right into one of those human-sized spiderwebs with one of those fat, angry garden spiders resting in the middle with her eggs. Then it can become somewhat disconcerting. That sort of thing won't happen to you as much when cruising pubs.
Well, walking into pubs has got many dangers of its own; but compared to spiders, they cease to be important.

I tend to go to a small town called Miramar on my vacations (I think I have mentioned this already), which has got a great scenery, on one side you have the beach (I'm not a particular fan of beaches, but they are a nice to watch), on another you've got high cliffs wich directly fall into the ocean, a nice oldish city, and finally a great amount of woods & forest. That, in my opinion, is the perfect mixture of estimulating places, and the forest are similar to that place you described.
Living in (near, in your case) St. Louis must be nice, I have a sudden interest in visiting it now...

another thing I love to do, as I mentioned earlier, is going on a roadtrip. There is nothing more relaxing than just drive (or be in the back seat) of a car. Though I'm not legally allowed to drive yet, I'm waiting for the time I can, and just drive away on my free time.
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I’d have to agree with you on that. Indeed, it’s very relaxing. My dad and I take road trips occasionally. When we do, it's general about 5 hours away to upstate NY, during which we listen to Sherlock Holmes stories on cassette, and consume excessive amounts of bubble gum (the tradition started when we bought gum to keep our ears from popping when we went to Vermont, which plays host to some higher altitude roadways).

Generally, I prefer the actual drive as opposed to the visit at the destination. When I scrounge up a means of transportation, It'll be great to get to know the road a little better.

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Living in (near, in your case) St. Louis must be nice, I have a sudden interest in visiting it now...
Well I've got St. Louis pride but I'm not sure if I would have it if I didn't grow up there. Pretty much it's exactly like Kansas City. And Indianapolis and Cincinatti pretty much all the midwestern cities you can think of. There's some cool independent and cultured areas(though hard to find, they're the best places), some dangerous gang-infected areas(where I lived before we moved west), but the majority is the franchise, brand-name chains of stores and malls and restaurants like most of the US. Then you go west of that where I live and you get the third choice again, except more spaced out and with more methlabs. But the trees make up for it. Trees are very cool; I think they beat the crap out of Wal-Mart.

But at least St. Louis has it's own type of pizza. Which is also the best pizza. There's New York(pan crust with mozzarella), there's Chicago(deep dish with all kinds of cheese the majority of which is mozzarella), and the great St. Louis pizza (flat, crisp and flaky crust with PROVELONE cheese. Us St. Louisans seemed to be the only ones quick enough to catch onto the fact that provelone tastes much better than mozzarella on pizza.) Of course there's also California pizza, but that's not really pizza anyway.


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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I’d have to agree with you on that. Indeed, it’s very relaxing. My dad and I take road trips occasionally. When we do, it's general about 5 hours away to upstate NY, during which we listen to Sherlock Holmes stories on cassette, and consume excessive amounts of bubble gum (the tradition started when we bought gum to keep our ears from popping when we went to Vermont, which plays host to some higher altitude roadways).

Generally, I prefer the actual drive as opposed to the visit at the destination. When I scrounge up a means of transportation, It'll be great to get to know the road a little better.
We usually do the same, but put either music or other sort of radio serials on the stereo.

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But at least St. Louis has it's own type of pizza. Which is also the best pizza. There's New York(pan crust with mozzarella), there's Chicago(deep dish with all kinds of cheese the majority of which is mozzarella), and the great St. Louis pizza (flat, crisp and flaky crust with PROVELONE cheese. Us St. Louisans seemed to be the only ones quick enough to catch onto the fact that provelone tastes much better than mozzarella on pizza.) Of course there's also California pizza, but that's not really pizza anyway
That Pizza must be great. You know, I've been told that many tourist enjoy the pizza we make down here quite a lot.
Nice description of your city, by the way. I've been to Georgia (don't ask why) some time ago, and if St. Louis is something like those rural areas, then it must be very nice.
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I've never been, but I highly doubt that rural Georgia is at all like rural midwest. The regions are in general just very different.


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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Yeah, I thought so.
How is the climate there?; I hope its better than the spring over here, with the unvereable heat, and the constant weather changes. Gee, I miss cold and rainy days.
From the threads you have started, I get that you certainly like arts a lot.
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Basically we get our cycle: hot and humid in the summer, cold and damp in the winter.

And I mean HUMID. I went to Mexico in May and it was HOT, but when I made it back to St. Louis it was actually more uncomfortable than Mexico because it's so humid and stuffy.

But around this time of year (it's autumn up here) is when it's great to live in this area. Colorful, cool, dark (i'm not too fond of the sun) and smells incredible.

Arts? Well, I'm a moviefreak. I don't know, I never thought about it. I guess I do like that sort of thing more than some.


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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[Yay, I can finally post after 7 days!]

Believe me, things can get much more humid here; we get one month of cold weather, and then the rest of the year is pretty much a hot humid weather, with some storms every three weeks (usually followed by a relieving colder days).
And, the sun is just hateable, and it keeps getting stronger every year; that's pretty much why I love the rain (along other deeper reason, which I'll explain later).
Oh, movies are great, have you ever seen "Un Chien Andalou", by Dalí and Buñuel or "Metropolis" by Fritz Lang, those two are simply masterpieces. Of course, Film Noir is great as well.
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I have seen Un Chien Andalou, which I liked quite a bit. I haven't seen Metropolis, although I think the Tivoli, which is a theatre near the city I often visit, does midnight showings of it. I'll have to catch it.

There are some great Film Noirs and some cheaper ones. I've stopped watching most older films recently since my aunt died (who I always watched the noirs with). These days, I'm basically watching only new indie flicks (I've been disappointed with Hollywood as of late).

I've got a ymbd page that has my top twenty films, although I don't update it much and there so many films I love that I don't have room to fit in on it. But give it a look anyhow. I really need to re-fit it and add The 25th hour, The Snake Pit and the first Star Trek movie.


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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For a minute there, I thought you had miss-spelled www.imdb.com ; I had no idea that site existed...
Anyway, you've got some good ones there. The Thing, Full Metal Jacket & 2001: a Space Odyssey. Those are great; except 2001, which is simply a masterpiece*
Haven't watched the 25th Hour, I definetely need to do so. If you have the time to, go catch Metropolis, you won't be disappointed (Unless they put the remix version, which has techno music instead of the good ol' piano, playing in the back; last time, I just turned the sound off to watch it).
There is a big problem with movies nowadays, and that is Blockbusters (here, at least). Every single person I know, hates them; and that is because they drive the small video stores out of business, and later on have nothing but action flicks. I used to have a typical video store ran by a family, two blocks away from home, they had any movie you could think of; five years ago, Blockbusters came. The store went out of business, and we had no other choice than to go to BBs, only to get those "I did not get what you said, did you just speak on a foreign language?" look every time you ask for an old or European movie (not even Casablanca!). We now have to buy any movie we have an urge to watch...
Have you watched any Japanese movies?, there is a great director/actor/writer called Kitano, who has made some great Noir movies (at least, that's what I have heard. Read above paragraph to notice why I haven't seen any of his works); and of course, Kurasawa is probably one of the greatest directors.
I know what you mean about not being able to watch Noir movies again, things like that are very tough, I hope you can get over it.
And finally, there is a lot to say about "Un chien Andalou", it is an impressive movie, it would be great to comment on it later.

(you know, I had to write a book review and analyssis (sp?) this year with one of my seldom friends, for school. The review and essay on the metaphors we did were loved by my literature teacher, and I was lucky enough she was a big fan of the Kubrick as well. Unfortunately, my friend liked the book, and hated the movie; which tells you a bit about the kind of people I'm surrounded by )
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Japanese noir: Seijun Suzuki does it great. If you have the time, watch Pistol Opera, the first half is somewhat uninteresting but it's worth it for the latter half.

I'm a pretty big Japanese horror fan. You saw on my list "Odishon" which is a very deep but very disturbing Japanese horror film by Takashi Miike.

Seriously though; what you need is David Lynch, who is one of my favorite filmmakers. He will guide you through his cinema like one of those magnet-mazes. His films have a Noir quality but are still much deeper than that.

I would start with Lost Highway. WATCH LOST HIGHWAY. You will not be disappointed.

Then I would try Blue Velvet, which is very different but very full. It's got some over-the-top moments but it is still very effective.

You like Un Chien Andalou? Eraserhead is its very absurd sequel. Eraserhead will show you Lynch at his most abstract.

Then, if you can find the time, rent the first season of Twin Peaks. You don't need to watch the second. Then, see Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me which, to this day, is my favorite, and for me the most emotionally impacting, film ever. (Do NOT view the film before the first season of the series though).

Anyway, I've got a list of Fav. Filmmakers in an order but not a good one (it's hard to organize them).

1. Terry Gilliam (Brazil, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas)
2. David Lynch (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Lost Highway)
3. Stanley Kubrick (uhh....who needs a filmography for this guy?)
4. Joss Whedon (Buffy/Angel, Firefly/Serenity)
5. Richard Linklater (Before Sunset, Waking Life)
6. Takashi Miike (Odison, Gozu)

Obviously movies are very important to me. I plan to make them someday.


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Of course, trying to get a Japanese movie here is worthless...
What I feel about Film Noir, and probably why I like it so much, is that it’s much deeper than Thrillers and Police movies; as it deals with the chracters themselves, rather than with the cases. Take the example of “The Big Sleep”, whose story could not be explained even by Mr. Chandler himself).
I did watch Blue Velvet once, and I liked it quite a lot, I should watch it again some time. And, I’ll look for Lost Highway.
As for directors, I can’t make a list, as I found it difficult to make one without regretting.
Twin Peaks?, would you believe me if I told you that they actually air the show at 2.00 am each Friday, on Universal Channel? And, the DVDs of their seasons are being sold at a music store, so, I guess I could take a look at it.
Though my list would include:
-Andrei Tarkovski [My all time favourite, a very underrated director; had he not been Russian, he would be admired by most]; he directed “Stalker”, a meditative movie, I cannot describe its greatness, if you ever get a chance to watch it, don’t hesitate to do so.
-Luchino Visconti; “Rocco & His Brothers” & “Death in Venice”.
- Stanley Kubrik; well, as you said, why should one bother?, but anyhow, “2001” & “The Clockwork Orange”.
- Ingmar Bergman, “The Seventh Seal”.

Fellini, and Gilliam are great as well, but I must admit, I have only seen a couple of their movies. Although, “Brazil”, what a great film.

Directors I do not like include, Hitchcock, I believe “Psycho” is overrated, and so are many others. Needless to mention, Spielberg…

You plan on being a director?, my uncle stidied Film Directing after giving up a great carrer in playing the violin, and is now a successful theatre director in Europe. Directing is great, though it is not my kind of gig. Sript Writing perhaps…
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Twin Peaks?, would you believe me if I told you that they actually air the show at 2.00 am each Friday, on Universal Channel? And, the DVDs of their seasons are being sold at a music store, so, I guess I could take a look at it.
I wouldn't believe you. In the US, it aired in the early nineties, was cancelled and completely forgotten. No syndications and I wouldn't have ever discovered it if it weren't for Lynch's name being on it so I jumped on it right off. The show is eccentric and interesting but the reason to view it is to learn enough about the world to understand the film, which is the amazing part. The fans of the show weren't very satisfied with the movie considering the show was quirkey, fun, and a little deep and mysterious in a very subtle way, while the movie was pure dark, brisk, violent horror but still a beautiful operatic piece of cinema to say the least. I'd jump on it.

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Directors I do not like include, Hitchcock, I believe “Psycho” is overrated, and so are many others. Needless to mention, Spielberg…
I like Hitchcock, don't judge his entire work with just "Psycho"(which I think would've been great if it weren't everybody in the world knowing the plot beforehand), he's got a wide variety of stuff.

As for folks like Speilberg, Lucas, Camoran, etc....Not much of a fan either

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Sript Writing perhaps…
Ooh. Writer. Yes, I'm there as well. I'm running my own web series right now called "Homoestasis", I'll post a link to it once it I get it going.

But a lot of the factions of filmmaking interest me: Directing, writing, editing, even composing music for film seem like awesome jobs.


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I wouldn't believe you [...] I'd jump on it.
Wait, perhaps I expressed myself incorrectly. They used to give re-runs of the show at 2.am each Friday; at least until August when I checked the guide. However, I have seen the DVDs of the show (I think, perhaps I'm mistaken, though) being sold; since my anniversary is coming, I might see if I get it.

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I like Hitchcock, don't judge his entire work with just "Psycho"(which I think would've been great if it weren't everybody in the world knowing the plot beforehand), he's got a wide variety of stuff.
True, quite true.Yet, I've seen some of his movies, and they are very good but just not my style.

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Ooh. Writer. Yes, I'm there as well. I'm running my own web series right now called "Homoestasis", I'll post a link to it once it I get it going.
But a lot of the factions of filmmaking interest me: Directing, writing, editing, even composing music for film seem like awesome jobs.
I'd love to write a script. Perhaps you have read that fanfic-like crap I once wrote; but that was just written to waste some time, and try something new. If I have the right idea in mind (I usually tend to have it), I can write truly good and symbolic things (of course, that does not mean that I do not tend to be too lazy to write them, so they end up being forgotten). That reminds me, I need to start writing those two stories...
What's that web series thing all about?, seems promising. I'll be waiting for the link.

I think that cinema is a rather underestimated art, most people tend to include it inside the list of arts; but call it derogatively "the seventh art", as if it weren't as important as the rest, and only made it into the list by luck. Besides, not many know how to watch a film...
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Well, web series are kind of like TV shows, except the writers don't get paid .

Basically we release a teleplay once a week over the net. I think it's such a cool concept, but most people use it for fanfiction (which, of couse, there is nothing wrong with). But Homeostasis is quite an experiment and hopefully will surprise and baffle those of the Buffy Season 8s.....I can't quite explain it yet, you'll have to wait until it premieres (in March, hopefully).

For some people, Film is definitely an art, but I'd still probably consider myself a storyteller instead of an artist no matter how deep into film I go.


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I think that cinema is a rather underestimated art, most people tend to include it inside the list of arts; but call it derogatively "the seventh art", as if it weren't as important as the rest, and only made it into the list by luck. Besides, not many know how to watch a film...
Just out of curiosity what are the other "six arts".
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Well, that's not as easy to answer as it seems. To begin with, there are many "arts", like applied arts, performing arts,
However, I think that I should center on the Visual and Fine Arts. Unless I am mistaken, the arts are:
-Painting/drawing
-Sculpture
-Music
-Theatre
-Literature
-[I need help with this one; Opera or Poetry, perhaps?]
-Cinematography
Though recently, photography, printmaking, ceramics, and believe it or not even video games, are being considered art forms.
Unfortunately, even though I would love to, I am no expert on the subject, and due to exams I have no time to reaserch on the topic.

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Are Web Series taped/filmed, or just recorded, as a radio serial?
Well, since the concept of art is a very controversial thing lately, I guess a story teller could be taken as an artist...

Speaking of radio serials, does anybody happen to like 'em as much as I do?
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No, Web Series are just scripts, "teleplays" is the proper term for television scripts.

At least where I live, ANY radio is music, talk and news and it is known that the radio play is long gone....other than Prairie Home Companion, which is awesome. "Guy Noir" being my favorite character.


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Oh, I get it now.
Anyway, it's been a nice two-week long chat, we'be been through a broad amount of topics.Unless there's something left to be said...
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