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Pedro Almodovar films on Film4

Unread postby bradavon » 17 Oct 2011, 01:27

Tuesday 18/10:

21:00: All About My Mother (1999)
23:00: Bad Education (2004)

Wednesday 19/10:

21:00: Volver (2006)
23:15: Talk to Her (2002)

Bad Education, Volver and Talk to Her are fantastic (Volver and Talk to Her are especially good). All About My Mother is supposed to be too.

Excluding Broken Embraces (2009) and The Skin I Live In (2011) these are his 4 latest.

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Re: Pedro Almodovar films on Film4

Unread postby luckystars » 17 Oct 2011, 16:54

His best period of work too
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Unread postby romerojpg » 17 Oct 2011, 18:23

All crap as well :lol:

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Unread postby luckystars » 17 Oct 2011, 18:57

romerojpg wrote:All crap as well :lol:


:finger:
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Re: Pedro Almodovar films on Film4

Unread postby bradavon » 17 Oct 2011, 21:03

luckystars wrote:His best period of work too

That's what everyone says. From "All About My Mother" my mother onwards he's consistently released excellent work after excellent work. Broken Embraces is excellent too, I love spotting all the classic film references. Live Flesh (1997) is very good too. Some director's simply cannot make a rubbish film, they won't release it until it's right.

I do also love that all his films are in Spanish. This is one director who's not sold out to America and I bet he's been offered stacks of cash to make a sanitised American movie. Like Jackie Chan in Hollywood, Pedro Almodovar in Hollywood would be just as pointless.

romerojpg wrote:All crap as well :lol:

Like you've actually seen them all.

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Unread postby luckystars » 17 Oct 2011, 22:28

Broken Embraces was weak compared to the 4 you listed. Haven't seen the latest one..
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Unread postby bradavon » 17 Oct 2011, 22:39

Me either. Why do you say that? Agreed it is weaker but even a weak Almodovar film is very good but other standards.

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Unread postby luckystars » 18 Oct 2011, 09:00

Sure but it felt more straight melodrama, or even soapy. I like the high production and acting of the other ones you mentioned..
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Unread postby romerojpg » 18 Oct 2011, 19:24

bradavon wrote:
romerojpg wrote:All crap as well :lol:

Like you've actually seen them all.


Here we go again :clap: I had seen his films before you ever even spawned from puberty or even heard of his films :lol:

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Unread postby Shingster » 18 Oct 2011, 19:39

Shouldn't you be off fapping to the latest Paul Anderson "classic"?? Stop trolling this thread.

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Unread postby romerojpg » 18 Oct 2011, 19:59

You cannot really troll on this forum :lol: as its already infested.

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Re: Pedro Almodovar films on Film4

Unread postby bradavon » 19 Oct 2011, 01:05

I just don't believe you've seen 4 (maybe 6) films from a director you cannot stand.

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Re: Pedro Almodovar films on Film4

Unread postby romerojpg » 19 Oct 2011, 17:43

I cannot stand many directors work, but I still watch everything they make ;)

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Re: Pedro Almodovar films on Film4

Unread postby bradavon » 19 Oct 2011, 17:53

:? :o :?

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Re: Pedro Almodovar films on Film4

Unread postby romerojpg » 19 Oct 2011, 18:29

Its called finding something to see at the cinema, I can see max of 6 films in a row in the cinema (usually 3 on average n a row)and to get that many watched I need to fill the gaps sometimes with films I maybe wouldn't pay to see or buy, its a good way of finding films I wouldn't normally see :) it works sometimes and I still rarely see poor films. If I had to pay full price in the cinema, I wouldn't be doing it :lol:

and I used to also watch almost every film shown on TV back in the days before dvd, well back when we had 5 channels :lol:

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Re: Pedro Almodovar films on Film4

Unread postby HungFist » 19 Oct 2011, 20:30

Heck, even I pale in comparison to that attitude :lol: :thumbs:

(not that I see more than 3 films a year in theatrical distribution... but some 60 in film festivals, and I'm relatively picky with that stuff, too. Last time I opted for beer and sunstroke when the alternative was a Kou Shibasaki movie :lol: )

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Re: Pedro Almodovar films on Film4

Unread postby romerojpg » 19 Oct 2011, 20:51

I have to travel a distance to the cinema in the car, so I think hell I may as well see more than 1 whenever I can (getting others to sit through 1 is hard, 2 very hard, more impossible haha). I was in 11 hours last Friday :lol:

I was going to see The Skin I Live In in the cinema when it came out, but they never showed it in my local. For some reason I was quite excited about that film (maybe the chance to see Antonio again on the big screen), and wouldn't you know it a very limited release!

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Unread postby HungFist » 19 Oct 2011, 21:06

Sounds like my festival trips, pretty much :D

Thankfully, there aren't many Kou Shibasaki films in festival distribution, so usually there's possibility to choose interesting films only... 4-6 per day, or 7 on a midnight fest.

I saw The Skin I Live In last week. It was only screened three times. Quite liked it... like Almodovar meets pulp literature and "crazy scientist" tales...

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Re: Pedro Almodovar films on Film4

Unread postby romerojpg » 20 Oct 2011, 18:30

3 times? was it full?

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Unread postby HungFist » 20 Oct 2011, 18:59

No. Probably 30 people in there. But hey, this is a small town.

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Re: Pedro Almodovar films on Film4

Unread postby bradavon » 20 Oct 2011, 22:05

romerojpg wrote:Its called finding something to see at the cinema, I can see max of 6 films in a row in the cinema (usually 3 on average n a row)and to get that many watched I need to fill the gaps sometimes with films I maybe wouldn't pay to see or buy

You are allowed to do other things too. Like eat, sleep and shit :D.

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Re: Pedro Almodovar films on Film4

Unread postby romerojpg » 22 Oct 2011, 17:29

Ahh I only go Fridays or (and) Saturdays, 5 more days to do that :thumbs:


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