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(Sly Oyster)   'Samsara' is the first movie in 20 years by the director of 'Koyaanisqatsi.' Double bonus: shot on 70mm   (slyoyster.com) divider line 41
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2012-07-29 12:15:48 PM
No Reggio directed the 'qatsi films. I am a big fan, especially of Phillip Glass' score for each. So author fail.

That said, this looks really interesting. I look forward to it.
 
2012-07-29 12:33:49 PM
I loved Baraka. I look forward to watching this one after a few hits on my bong.
 
2012-07-29 01:35:04 PM
I, too, would love another Philip Glass score.
 
2012-07-29 01:42:25 PM
*clapping in a soundproof room*
 
2012-07-29 01:48:21 PM
Paging vertiaset to the thread.
 
2012-07-29 01:49:30 PM
Wow. Would this be on IMAX? I'm worried I may be in too small of a market for it.

(sad trombone.flac)
 
2012-07-29 01:50:02 PM
As of now I'll have to drive to Chicago to catch this.
Currently on main screen at the Indianapolis "Arts" Theatre: The Dark Knight Rises.
This is why we cant have nice things in the midwest.
 
2012-07-29 02:06:21 PM
Sounds pretentious.
 
2012-07-29 02:16:16 PM

tomWright: That said, this looks really interesting. I look forward to it.


Since I just rewatched "Koyaanisqatsi" last week, I'll be getting a kick out of the thread as soon as my head stops exploding.
 
2012-07-29 02:18:58 PM
wow, major thumbs down for headline error

sorry
 
2012-07-29 02:47:32 PM
While visually stimulating, it looks boring as hell.



Of course, a few hits of LSD might fix that.
 
2012-07-29 03:02:58 PM
Baraka is mind-blowing. Have it on Bluray. Need to see this one on the big screen.
 
2012-07-29 03:07:39 PM
dugitman
As of now I'll have to drive to Chicago to catch this.
Currently on main screen at the Indianapolis "Arts" Theatre: The Dark Knight Rises.
This is why we cant have nice things in the midwest.


Hmmmm, let's see. You're a theater that, to stay alive, needs to turn some sort of profit. And you've heard the phrase "You do the whore role so that you can do the classic cinema role" (to paraphrase). You have the option to run a film that will undoubtedly bring in a LOT of business or the one that you may sell a few hundred seats over the course of a few days because it's the 'art' film.

I'm sure you'll get your pretentious little art flick soon enough. Let the unwashed heathens enjoy their boring popcorn movie.
 
2012-07-29 03:07:47 PM
Fickle was the director of photography on Koyaanisqatsi, not the director.
 
2012-07-29 03:10:48 PM

dugitman: As of now I'll have to drive to Chicago to catch this.
Currently on main screen at the Indianapolis "Arts" Theatre: The Dark Knight Rises.
This is why we cant have nice things in the midwest.


We'll be bringing SAMSARA to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in September, so keep an eye out for it there! Better than a trip to Chicago, and the Toby Theater is pretty cool. One of my favorite movies of the year so far, it's amazing. I got to interview the producer, and we geeked out a bit; shot on 70mm, scanned in at 8k, yielding a final 20TB video-only file, from which they created the 35mm prints and the 4k scan that'll be shown everywhere.
 
2012-07-29 03:24:14 PM

Okoboji: I'm sure you'll get your pretentious little art flick soon enough. Let the unwashed heathens enjoy their boring popcorn movie.


Laf. I own a comic book chain and run many of the press/pre screenings for the popcorn movies here(including dark knight). Brief background. We had 2 great arts theatres in town. Regal Cinemas opened an arts theater in town here and it was great- new equipment, parking garage, and liquor license with bar&grill as the entry point to theaters. They put the other 2 local theaters out of biz in a year. Then they converted 75% of their screens to mainstream movies that can be seen anywhere in town, but with the bonus of the booze in theater so they are still drawing the post-college crowd away from traditional theaters. Now we have no Arts theaters in town, and a former arts theater evolving into a party theater for vicenarians. 1.4million in the metro would draw enough people to see this movie for at least 2 weeks in an arthouse setting.
 
2012-07-29 03:25:36 PM

Murderhahaha: dugitman: As of now I'll have to drive to Chicago to catch this.
Currently on main screen at the Indianapolis "Arts" Theatre: The Dark Knight Rises.
This is why we cant have nice things in the midwest.

We'll be bringing SAMSARA to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in September, so keep an eye out for it there! Better than a trip to Chicago, and the Toby Theater is pretty cool. One of my favorite movies of the year so far, it's amazing. I got to interview the producer, and we geeked out a bit; shot on 70mm, scanned in at 8k, yielding a final 20TB video-only file, from which they created the 35mm prints and the 4k scan that'll be shown everywhere.


Fantastic! Thanks so much for that. I'll tell all my friends who will be interested.
 
2012-07-29 03:39:20 PM

dugitman: Okoboji: I'm sure you'll get your pretentious little art flick soon enough. Let the unwashed heathens enjoy their boring popcorn movie.

Laf. I own a comic book chain and run many of the press/pre screenings for the popcorn movies here(including dark knight). Brief background. We had 2 great arts theatres in town. Regal Cinemas opened an arts theater in town here and it was great- new equipment, parking garage, and liquor license with bar&grill as the entry point to theaters. They put the other 2 local theaters out of biz in a year. Then they converted 75% of their screens to mainstream movies that can be seen anywhere in town, but with the bonus of the booze in theater so they are still drawing the post-college crowd away from traditional theaters. Now we have no Arts theaters in town, and a former arts theater evolving into a party theater for vicenarians. 1.4million in the metro would draw enough people to see this movie for at least 2 weeks in an arthouse setting.


I used to live in Indy and go back every so often. I noticed that about Castleton Arts (well, I remember it back in the day when it was in the Mall's parking lot. I saw Pollock there and Dancer in the Dark. Great place.) Key Cinemas on the south side was great, though rundown, but it seems all these AMCs and Regals are like Borders putting small bookstores out of business because they offer "coffee" and a large selection of the same stuff you can get anywhere else. And look what happened to Borders...
 
2012-07-29 04:31:27 PM
I love Baraka and Chronos... although I am pissed that they zoomed in on Chonos for the BluRay instead of projecting it at 4X3 ratio.

Interesting tidbit on Baraka. When they shot it they went out only when they had time and money. Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson didn't want to incur the cost of renting a 70mm camera every time they went out to film so they built one and used Magidson's 50mm Hasselblad lens for shooting it.
 
2012-07-29 04:55:28 PM
www.spiritofbaraka.com

If this scene didn't move you, you're...I dunno, weird. I wish I could find a picture of the monk/lama that was guiding this ritual. His face was so evil/wonderful.
 
2012-07-29 04:59:14 PM

tomWright: No Reggio directed the 'qatsi films. I am a big fan, especially of Phillip Glass' score for each. So author fail.

That said, this looks really interesting. I look forward to it.


Considering that Koyaanisqatsi was a cinematography driven film, one could argue that Fricke had nearly as much influence on the film as Reggio. And of course he showed that he could do just fine at the helm with Baraka. You're goddamn right I'll be seeing this one.
 
2012-07-29 05:50:11 PM
Cool, can't wait!
 
2012-07-29 07:10:53 PM
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2012-07-29 07:17:23 PM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Sounds

like pretentious boring crap.
 
2012-07-29 07:47:27 PM
Ok, I recently watched Koyaanisqatsi and have a question. I understand that that one woman was sleeping with the other woman's husband. But in the final exploding helicopter/machine gun battle, does the robot jump out of the space prison before he rescues the presidents daughter? And since in all his previous robot forms he was a women does that make him a lesbian robot?

Just wondering if it's ok for my kids to see it.
 
2012-07-29 07:56:23 PM
Beautiful film, went to the premiere at the Toronto film festival last fall. They had a Q&A session with the director and producer... wanted to stay, but couldn't.
 
2012-07-29 08:13:27 PM

BigLuca: Ok, I recently watched Koyaanisqatsi and have a question. I understand that that one woman was sleeping with the other woman's husband. But in the final exploding helicopter/machine gun battle, does the robot jump out of the space prison before he rescues the presidents daughter? And since in all his previous robot forms he was a women does that make him a lesbian robot?

Just wondering if it's ok for my kids to see it.


Yes, yes, and in cases where you need a sleep aid, yes.
 
2012-07-29 08:45:23 PM
www.panelsonpages.com

/the series could be trimmed down to an excellent movie, IMO.
 
2012-07-29 09:47:40 PM
Koyaanisqatsi...

rhiannon: ExperianScaresCthulhu: Sounds like pretentious boring crap.


It sounds like pretentious boring crap because it is pretentious boring crap.
 
2012-07-29 11:37:06 PM
 
2012-07-30 12:20:06 AM

lamric: Koyaanisqatsi...rhiannon: ExperianScaresCthulhu: Sounds like pretentious boring crap.

It sounds like pretentious boring crap because it is pretentious boring crap.


I'm reading your comment really, really slowly to get full effect. Wow, that's groovy.

Hold on, gonna spin some Floyd to see if it synchs up....
 
2012-07-30 12:40:21 AM
Subby forgot this one LINK
 
2012-07-30 12:47:16 AM
Fun series. Friend took me to see Barak on the big screen but wouldnt tell me ANYTHING about what it was about. Mind blown, especially the Crystal Mosque sequence. Next bit of fun, seeing Chronos on an Imax. Already knew the rhythmn mindscrew but it was fun with both of us busting up when people were screaming and fainting.

Definitely want to see Samsara.
 
2012-07-30 03:43:52 AM
It's coming out in the UK in next few weeks, I may have to travel to see it on 70mm or 4Kdigital but it'll be worth it, Qatsi and Baraka are some of my all-time favourite films.
 
2012-07-30 08:14:44 AM
Will I be expected to stroke my chin and furrow my brow all the way through it?
 
2012-07-30 09:34:58 AM
Koyaanisqatsi, is that Ftarmeik's dad?
 
2012-07-30 09:35:04 AM
Baraka was the bluray everyone recommended when I got a BD player, and I got Koyannisqatsi a bit after that. Both were quite a bit more moving than I expected. Especially Qatsi, I loved the slow-mo footage of people in random cities straight out of the 70s.

Thought the other 2 Qatsi movies were a bit disappointing though. Especially the most recent one, was just bizarre. Baraka was amazing but I felt sort of bummed out at the end. Qatsi is a little more neutral.
 
2012-07-30 09:57:17 AM
All you'll feel is pain and suffering, wading through Samsara.
 
2012-07-30 10:31:40 AM
The Samsara resort in Negril, Jamaica has a relatively new restaurant that's pretty good, if not a little pricey.
 
2012-07-30 12:00:52 PM

SickAsAParrot: It's coming out in the UK in next few weeks, I may have to travel to see it on 70mm or 4Kdigital but it'll be worth it, Qatsi and Baraka are some of my all-time favourite films.




Talked with my movie bud and we're going to go to Atlanta to see it in September. Probably try to see the Aquarium as well.
 
2012-08-01 05:05:15 AM

BigLuca: Ok, I recently watched Koyaanisqatsi and have a question. I understand that that one woman was sleeping with the other woman's husband. But in the final exploding helicopter/machine gun battle, does the robot jump out of the space prison before he rescues the presidents daughter? And since in all his previous robot forms he was a women does that make him a lesbian robot?

Just wondering if it's ok for my kids to see it.


The robot that saved the president's daughter was the prototype robot that the kids from the orphanage found in the professor's basement. Remember, they deciphered the code and got the robot activated just in time so it could fly the helicopter and get blown up instead of that other guy, and then it reassembled itself inside the blimp hangar where the girl was, and that's how it got in. The robot that looked like all the different women was still on the space prison when it crashed into the asteroid. I don't think either of the robots was actually a lesbian.
 
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