Re: FIYH Movie Club :: Suggestion Thread

Not being a fan of horror movies particularly, I don't have lots of context for this film (though I could swear that I saw it on home video like 25 years ago, but apparently remembered nothing about it).  However, I think it would be good in a double-bill with Cabin in the Woods (which I've also never seen, though I know it by reputation, and really want to see it now), just because it seems like The Evil Dead could be the beginning of the postmodern, for lack of a better word, trend in horror (with Cabin in the Woods being its culmination). 

It's hugely self-conscious and (self-)referential.  That's definitely what struck me the most.  In the cellar there's what must be a bit of theatrical poster for Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes; Ash does the old mirror gag from Jean Cocteau's Orphée (see also The Matrix); the ridiculously OTT sequence with the projector in the cellar shining on Ash which gradually gets covered in blood.  (Geez, how more meta can you get?)

Of the horror/exploitation films that preceded this, I've only seen Romero's two zombie movies and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (and all a long time ago), but I don't remember any of them being explicitly self-regarding in this way.  Dawn of the Dead has some comedy and social commentary, for example, but this is something else entirely. 

Normally I find all that crap unbelievably annoying (which is largely why I'm not a fan of The Princess Bride), but I actually don't mind it here.  Maybe that's partly because I'm not really well-versed in the genre, so it seems fresher, but I'm sure part of it is the the obvious enthusiasm that Sam Raimi brings to the material.  I really do get a sense of glee from the direction and the again OTT makeup effects. 

I suppose the thing that's the biggest letdown is the script and the characterization.  The actors don't seem to be much more than props that move around (maybe not hugely surprising, given where Raimi's interests obviously lie).  It's like the script doesn't bother even with the cliched genre-staple characterizations.  That's actually another reason why I really now want to see Cabin in the Woods -- to see what Whedon/Goddard do with this idea in terms of the characters (though they apparently have other fish to fry in terms of heading off into the meta-stratosphere). 


Week 2 :: 6 :: sellew :: Solaris (2002)
Duncan Jones, but with a little more money.  How does this film only have a 6.2 rating on IMDB?

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Teague wrote:

I made a graphic and put it in the banner. Wanna give this thing as fair-a-shake at getting some attention as possible.

I'm willing to automate as much as possible out of this if there's any interest. As long as we stick to a pre-defined format for suggestions you can keep posting in this thread and I'll scrape the relevant data for people who want to know what's up but can't dig through an entire thread to find all the entries. After that we can do whatever we want with the data (suggestion numbering, week tracking etc.).

I was thinking about something like this for starters (rough prototype):

http://dif.l-x11.com/

I might throw in a simple movie info lookup if I have any free time left wink

What do you think?

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You are so fucking cool.

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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Damn dude, that is so awesome.

Although we probably don't want Attack Of The mutant Cheeseburgers in there. As much as I dearly love that movie, it's probably not right for this.

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Re: FIYH Movie Club :: Suggestion Thread

For whatever it's worth, here's a high-rez version of that graphic.

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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Thanks smile

BigDamnArtist wrote:

Although we probably don't want Attack Of The mutant Cheeseburgers in there. As much as I dearly love that movie, it's probably not right for this.

I've got no control over what goes in there. If it's posted in the correct format it'll get included. This thread is our database.

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Alright, it only really affects week 2 anyways.

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Week 2:: 7 :: Snail :: They Live

"Life is about movies; anything else is a bonus!"- Me   cool

Re: FIYH Movie Club :: Suggestion Thread

Okay, so now there's 7 suggestions for week 2, how do we settle on one?

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Can't...tell...if...sarcastic...

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well, if I'd read the first post properly, than it WOULD be sarcastic tongue

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http://dif.l-x11.com/

Have fun with it kids. Keep in mind that my hosting provider is retarded and blocks data fetching if the number of external requests gets too high (hence the subdomain change). So if you click the link and all you get is a jittery spinner followed by nothingness than there's nothing I can do about that atm, sorry. If however you'll manage to get everything working smoothly you can click on movie titles to get some basic info about the films.

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Is there any way we could set up a live chat and just watch the chosen movies together? Like "1955 EST everyone get your DVD ready on first frame of whatever and sign on to livechat. At exactly 2000 EST, unpause." For anyone who happens to be available.
Sites like disposablechat.com make such collaboration pretty easy.

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That would be cool. Pretty much impossible for me personally right now though. Pretty much every chance this week where I've been like "okay, now I'm watching Evil Dead" something pops up hmm

So yeah...tonight's the night.

And reminder, I'll be spinning for the new movie tomorrow, so get your suggestions in!

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I can throw Evil Dead in to refresh my memory, although there was a time that I likely wouldn't have had too.

Week 2:: 8 :: Raven :: Mr. Brooks

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The chat at fiyh.com/live still works. You could use that.

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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Week 2:: 9 :: bullet3 :: Three Kings 

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Guys, this thing is going to die a pretty swift death if no one discusses the movie and just suggests their own...

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Wait — I'm confused, are we meant to be discussing the movie yet? The intended timeline and order of events is a bit unclear to me.

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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'Tis this:

1. Watch movie.
2. Post thoughts and/or discuss with someone else who has previously posted thoughts on said movie.
3. Add a recommended/curated movie to the list if you have already done 2. Briefly give a reason for that movie if you feel like doing so.

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4. New movie will be picked every Wednesday.
5. Continue to discuss any movie previously watched.
6. Repeat.

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Wait, ya, I was confused. I thought we didn't start discussing the movie until the next one is picked, or that there would be separate threads or something. Maybe a time cutoff? So the movie discussion only really begins once the next movie has been picked?

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Well the initial concept was that everything would take place in this thread until we got our feet under us and Teague set up that dedicated forum section for us. However looking at this thread so far it would probably be a good idea to set up separate threads for movies. So I guess I'll do that.

I think probably the sanest way to do this would be to keep this thread for suggestions only, and after you posted your  first comment in the movie thread pop in here and throw down your suggestion.

And yeah, idea was discussion started as soon as the movie was posted.

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Alright, there we go. Specific threads will be listed in the first post, and this threads title will continue to be updated with the current movie, and then we'll keep this thread going for suggestions. Okay...


I think this will work...

*backs away slowly*

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Guess I should get my suggestion in...

Week 2 :: 10 :: BigDamnArtist :: Hellraiser (1987)

Just another one I've been meaning to watch.

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