What are you watching?
Working my way through this epic Bergman collection, 39 films.
Meru looks awesome, on the list!
Just re-watched Baraka for the umpteenth time. Great cine, shot in 8k res. And Samsara, the “sequel”.
Just ordered Baraka and Samsara from Amazon. Should make for some enjoyable viewing over the weekend. Thanks for the recommend.
@dlee Over the weekend I had the pleasure of viewing Baraka and Samsara for the first time. These are easily two of the best movie recommendations I’ve received in years. Without saying a word both these films convey such emotion and awe. I really have to thank you and am so glad I can add these film to my collection.
I want to keep this thread going so here are my top three Akira Kurosawa Films.
I find myself coming back to all these films at least once a year. The characters are always super engaging and the cinematography (especially on Hidden Fortess) is top notch.
“Ran” - more epic Kurosawa.
Check out Shinoda’s “Pale Flower”, awesome Japanese noir with excellent cine.
Diving into some Werner Herzog now…
I don’t know Herzog’s work that well, any recommends or a place to start would be greatly appreciated.
PS> “Ran” is amazing and I just ordered Pale Flower. Looking forward to watching it.
Oh boy. Where to begin with Herzog??
Genius stuff, not all everybody’s cup of tea.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1978)
Lessons of Darkness (1992)
Little Dieter Needs to Fly(1997)
My Best Fiend (1999)
Grizzly Man (2005)
Encounters at the End of the World(2007)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
“Cave” is really interesting.
With a wonderful theme written and played on the zither by a Viennese restaurant musician.
Love this film! Probably one of the more underrated WWII films and a top ten movie for me personally. The story and the way it is told is extremely engaging. I highly recommend the directors cut if you haven’t seen it yet.
Also this film is extremely demanding on speakers and amps. The depth charge sequences in particular really demands the power from the amplifier. While the amount of low end in the scene can be a problem for a lot of speakers easily causing distortion or chuffing. I bring this up because I find it to be a great test for peoples systems and it’s a great excuse to watch Das Boot again.