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Postby Tigerslayer » Wed, 24 Aug 2011 12:47 am

Nah I don't think so.. a lot of movies these days are made to template, and simplified for the masses, then replicated time and again, this is reflective of the society we live in where every thing is squeezed for the last buck.

But I certainly do not think we have seen the death of quality cinema. Although it is less common... originality and thought provoking movies still get made.

In my opinion the same goes for music.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 09 Sep 2011 5:53 am

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
JR8 wrote:Apocalypse Now


The opening scene with Martin Sheen in Bangkok with 'The End' playing in the background is the best combination of setting and sound in 125 years of moving making.



http://youtu.be/CxENJ2LwecY
Apocalypse Now redux - Trailer - HQ

I just found the trailer to the Redux [Directors Cut] version.

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Postby muddyleopard » Mon, 12 Sep 2011 4:38 pm

1.the rutles - all you need is cash
2.darjeeling limited
3.fear and loathing in las vegas
4.vertigo
5.shining

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Postby BillyB » Mon, 12 Sep 2011 5:18 pm

JR8 wrote:
Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
JR8 wrote:Apocalypse Now


The opening scene with Martin Sheen in Bangkok with 'The End' playing in the background is the best combination of setting and sound in 125 years of moving making.



http://youtu.be/CxENJ2LwecY
Apocalypse Now redux - Trailer - HQ

I just found the trailer to the Redux [Directors Cut] version.


On a separate note - how much better does a movie sound when you have a decent home theatre system. It makes the film so much more intense and gets you in the zone......

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 12 Sep 2011 5:31 pm

BillyB wrote:On a separate note - how much better does a movie sound when you have a decent home theatre system. It makes the film so much more intense and gets you in the zone......


I've never had a 'home theatre' system, but putting the audio output through my £10k hi-fi sounds pretty damned good :)

I know what you mean though, and was pondering it this weekend. It is like the live Prodigy tracks I linked in the music thread. You watch them and maybe think yes that's cool. But you forget that a PC can never reproduce the sound accurately (at least the bottom third of the frequency range is under-represented or simply missing), and in the flesh the sound and event is so.... er, staggeringly explosive.

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Postby BillyB » Mon, 12 Sep 2011 5:43 pm

JR8 wrote:
BillyB wrote:On a separate note - how much better does a movie sound when you have a decent home theatre system. It makes the film so much more intense and gets you in the zone......


I've never had a 'home theatre' system, but putting the audio output through my £10k hi-fi sounds pretty damned good :)

I know what you mean though, and was pondering it this weekend. It is like the live Prodigy tracks I linked in the music thread. You watch them and maybe think yes that's cool. But you forget that a PC can never reproduce the sound accurately (at least the bottom third of the frequency range is under-represented or simply missing), and in the flesh the sound and event is so.... er, staggeringly explosive.


Puts movies into a different dimension and pisses the neighbours off - result!!

What separates are you running? I left mine in the UK which was a bad decision for me but my mate loves me for it!!

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 12 Sep 2011 6:05 pm

BillyB wrote:.

Puts movies into a different dimension and pisses the neighbours off - result!!

Yep, double bonus :) I think kids these days think the sound coming out of their MP3 players is 'the sound'. Well, it's not!

What separates are you running? I left mine in the UK which was a bad decision for me but my mate loves me for it!!

Naim Audio
http://www.naimaudio.com/

What did you leave at home?


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Postby Tigerslayer » Mon, 12 Sep 2011 6:46 pm

2.darjeeling limited


Thats a good call.

The other movies by Wes Anderson are also great. My favorite is The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.

Not for everyone though because his movies tend to be fairly subtle and slow paced.

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Postby BillyB » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 11:19 am

JR8 wrote:
BillyB wrote:.

Puts movies into a different dimension and pisses the neighbours off - result!!

Yep, double bonus :) I think kids these days think the sound coming out of their MP3 players is 'the sound'. Well, it's not!

What separates are you running? I left mine in the UK which was a bad decision for me but my mate loves me for it!!

Naim Audio
http://www.naimaudio.com/

What did you leave at home?


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Naim - nice!

I used to run some pioneer and denon kit with dynaudio speakers but I couldn't be bothered to bring them with me to Asia. The problem with amps is they go out of date so quickly I always think it's a waste of cash. Better IMO to spend decent money on the speakers, cabling and players.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 4:07 pm

BillyB wrote:Naim - nice!

A little treat to myself :)


I used to run some pioneer and denon kit with dynaudio speakers but I couldn't be bothered to bring them with me to Asia.

Ah yes, sounds like a nice combo. I agree re: lugging it all around it can be rather a pain. But once you've owned a high end hi-fi anything else is like being offered warm Lambrusco to drink.


The problem with amps is they go out of date so quickly I always think it's a waste of cash. Better IMO to spend decent money on the speakers, cabling and players.

My amps have been permanently on (bar when moving) for about 15 years. I'm hoping that the circuit boards have just about 'warmed up' by now :) Seriously though what do you find gets outdated?

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Postby BillyB » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 4:38 pm

JR8 wrote:
BillyB wrote:Naim - nice!

A little treat to myself :)


I used to run some pioneer and denon kit with dynaudio speakers but I couldn't be bothered to bring them with me to Asia.

Ah yes, sounds like a nice combo. I agree re: lugging it all around it can be rather a pain. But once you've owned a high end hi-fi anything else is like being offered warm Lambrusco to drink.


The problem with amps is they go out of date so quickly I always think it's a waste of cash. Better IMO to spend decent money on the speakers, cabling and players.

My amps have been permanently on (bar when moving) for about 15 years. I'm hoping that the circuit boards have just about 'warmed up' by now :) Seriously though what do you find gets outdated?


For sound things have changed but not so much. It's if you are running an A/V system and like to keep on the pulse with HDMI, 3D, zone technology, THX etc. A lot of the brands are just chasing the commercial market now and the overall sound quality is suffering because they try to pack everything into a box to stand out on the shelves.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 4:52 pm

BillyB wrote:For sound things have changed but not so much. It's if you are running an A/V system and like to keep on the pulse with HDMI, 3D, zone technology, THX etc. A lot of the brands are just chasing the commercial market now and the overall sound quality is suffering because they try to pack everything into a box to stand out on the shelves.


Oh I see what you mean, yes what a PITA. A bit like upgrading the OS on your computer and suddenly none of the peripherals work or have drivers available any more...

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Postby fascination » Tue, 27 Sep 2011 4:09 am

JR8 wrote:
Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
JR8 wrote:Apocalypse Now


The opening scene with Martin Sheen in Bangkok with 'The End' playing in the background is the best combination of setting and sound in 125 years of moving making.



http://youtu.be/CxENJ2LwecY
Apocalypse Now redux - Trailer - HQ

I just found the trailer to the Redux [Directors Cut] version.


One of my all-time favourites.
I know the redux version has quite a few hidden scenes where you can't find in the normal one. Do you have any idea where I can get the redux version? or anyone.. help is much appreciated.
I need some privacy, please.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 27 Sep 2011 4:15 am

fascination wrote:One of my all-time favourites.
I know the redux version has quite a few hidden scenes where you can't find in the normal one. Do you have any idea where I can get the redux version? or anyone.. help is much appreciated.



One to watch closely eh?

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 14 Mar 2013 11:16 pm

'Get Carter -- Revenge'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWfrpqGDJig

Good film!


(The 'victim' in this scene was a distant relative of mine).


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