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2012-11-23 03:06:49 PM  
Ah, Grave of the Fireflies. A movie you watch once, love, but never want to watch again.
 
2012-11-23 03:10:41 PM  
They already made a live-action version. The article even mentioned it with a photo. Not nearly as soul-destroying as the animated version, though.

/IMO
 
2012-11-23 03:30:10 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Ah, Grave of the Fireflies. A movie you watch once, love, but never want to watch again.


Aaah. Requiem for a Dream syndrome.
 
2012-11-23 03:40:00 PM  
I'll go light some charcoal.
 
2012-11-23 03:54:11 PM  
*clicks*

Good. It's being done in the UK. I shudder what an American studio would do to it.

/fast-moving zombies and supersized monsters with lots of explosions
 
2012-11-23 04:52:26 PM  
Oh dear god no.
 
2012-11-23 04:56:07 PM  
nice...you know...for what it is....because of course it's not a "nice" movie.
//I thought Watership Down at first.
 
2012-11-23 05:08:04 PM  
I refuse to watch the animated version. And I sure as hell won't see the live action.


Real life is depressing enough thanks.
 
2012-11-23 05:09:05 PM  
I thought you were going to say Waltzing with Bashir
 
2012-11-23 05:12:41 PM  
Somebody is doing the Last Unicorn live action?
 
2012-11-23 05:13:41 PM  
It was originally a double bill with My Neighbor Totoro?
What the hell?
That's just evil.
 
2012-11-23 05:14:18 PM  

plushpuppy: I thought you were going to say Waltzing with Bashir


Is that a new holodeck game?
 
2012-11-23 05:17:06 PM  
Bullwinkle?
 
2012-11-23 05:18:03 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: *clicks*

Good. It's being done in the UK. I shudder what an American studio would do to it.

/fast-moving zombies and supersized monsters with lots of explosions


Er...that's also cliche for anime films, you know, which Grave of the Fireflies happens to be..
 
2012-11-23 05:22:54 PM  

cretinbob: nice...you know...for what it is....because of course it's not a "nice" movie.
//I thought Watership Down at first.


Yep. I misread and thought it said "most depressing ANIMAL movie".
 
2012-11-23 05:23:24 PM  
Dresden Pictures? I predict it firebombs
 
2012-11-23 05:24:15 PM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Ah, Grave of the Fireflies. A movie you watch once, love, but never want to watch again.

Aaah. Requiem for a Dream syndrome.


I could revisit Requiem for a Dream with no problem.

There's no way in hell I'm watching Grave of the Fireflies again.
 
2012-11-23 05:25:25 PM  
Still waiting for a Last Unicorn remake.
 
2012-11-23 05:26:09 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: DammitIForgotMyLogin: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Ah, Grave of the Fireflies. A movie you watch once, love, but never want to watch again.

Aaah. Requiem for a Dream syndrome.

I could revisit Requiem for a Dream with no problem.

There's no way in hell I'm watching Grave of the Fireflies again.


There's more absurdity that can lead to humor in requiem for a dream. There's nothing but pain in fireflies. I don't even like thinking about the movie.
 
2012-11-23 05:27:33 PM  

delathi: It was originally a double bill with My Neighbor Totoro?
What the hell?
That's just evil.


No, they would show Grave first and then Totoro so that people weren't walking out of the theatre super depressed, I still recommend this if anyone hasn't seen Grave before
 
2012-11-23 05:29:17 PM  

Snarfangel: They already made a live-action version. The article even mentioned it with a photo. Not nearly as soul-destroying as the animated version, though.

/IMO


Interesting how Roger Ebert predicted that. His argument that watching a live action version you are watching children act like they are starving and dieing. But in the animated version, it is the IDEA of a child starving to death. He also feels that animated is more real than a live action movie, in that what is happening to the character on screen is really the character actually going through the story and not some actor pretending to be punched, for example.

Interesting stuff.
 
2012-11-23 05:29:47 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Ah, Grave of the Fireflies. A movie you watch once, love, but never want to watch again.


This.

CSS: About a decade ago, IFC showed it a lot. Never caught it from the beginning, always started halfway in. Of course, at the end the dust mites attacked and all that. Finally, finally one day I got to see it from the beginning. I cried within the first few minutes of the opening, because I understood what happened in those few minutes. IMO, for maximum depression, watch it in that way.
 
2012-11-23 05:39:05 PM  

dahmers love zombie: cretinbob: nice...you know...for what it is....because of course it's not a "nice" movie.
//I thought Watership Down at first.

Yep. I misread and thought it said "most depressing ANIMAL movie".


For me, it would be The Plague Dogs, though I know some people think Watership Down has it beaten by a hare.
 
2012-11-23 05:39:52 PM  

Metalupis: delathi: It was originally a double bill with My Neighbor Totoro?
What the hell?
That's just evil.

No, they would show Grave first and then Totoro so that people weren't walking out of the theatre super depressed, I still recommend this if anyone hasn't seen Grave before


That order makes a little more sense, I was thinking of them playing them in the other order.
 
2012-11-23 05:41:15 PM  
Why didn't he just accept his aunts rules? WHY?!?!?!?
 
2012-11-23 05:42:03 PM  
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Saddest candy EVAR?
 
2012-11-23 05:42:03 PM  

Mangoose: There's more absurdity that can lead to humor in requiem for a dream. There's nothing but pain in fireflies. I don't even like thinking about the movie.


Pretty much all of this.

I don't watch anime (outside of any of the stuff that Miyazaki did), but I decided to give the film a go based on all the cautious recommendations of several TotalFarkers.

Yeah, it kicked my ass for about a week or so.
 
2012-11-23 05:44:08 PM  
Okay, so I'll admit that I haven't seen Grave of the Fireflies yet, mostly because I know enough about it already to not want to watch it. But, I seem to remember there was another anime movie made around the same time (late 80's) that revolved around an elderly British couple living in the aftermath of a nuclear war in England. For the life of me, I can't remember the film's name. Any Anime Farkers able to help me out here?
 
2012-11-23 05:49:20 PM  
is it When the Wind Blows?
too lazy to google
 
2012-11-23 05:51:06 PM  

cretinbob: nice...you know...for what it is....because of course it's not a "nice" movie.
//I thought Watership Down at first.


I was thinking it would be kinda difficult to do a live action Watership down, and Old Yeller was live action already.

a co-worker gave me a copy of Graveyard for Fireflies, difficult to fathom a movie being more tear evoking than The Road.
I pre-viewed it and decided it was not for the young folk to watch on Turkey day. instead we watched Avengers.

sigh.
 
2012-11-23 05:51:50 PM  

Mangoose: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: DammitIForgotMyLogin: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Ah, Grave of the Fireflies. A movie you watch once, love, but never want to watch again.

Aaah. Requiem for a Dream syndrome.

I could revisit Requiem for a Dream with no problem.

There's no way in hell I'm watching Grave of the Fireflies again.

There's more absurdity that can lead to humor in requiem for a dream. There's nothing but pain in fireflies. I don't even like thinking about the movie.


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Uncle Hank approves
 
2012-11-23 06:00:29 PM  
Most depressing movie, and it isn't even a spoiler.
When the opening scene is the main character starving, and hallucinating the ghost of his sister moments before death, you know you're in for a rollicking good time.
 
2012-11-23 06:02:40 PM  
Not to be outdone, Disney has announced an animated version of Hiroshima, Mon Amour is in development.
 
2012-11-23 06:06:03 PM  
You know what we need? An anime version of Threads. Threads is a movie about nuclear war that makes Grave Of The Fireflies look like Sailor Moon.
 
2012-11-23 06:06:43 PM  
Hey, if anyone wants to see a fantastic anime film that won't destroy your soul, watch The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006). Don't read what it's about first though, it'll ruin things.
 
2012-11-23 06:08:43 PM  

I Like Bread: Most depressing movie, and it isn't even a spoiler.
When the opening scene is the main character starving, and hallucinating the ghost of his sister moments before death, you know you're in for a rollicking good time.


And they used to show it back to back in Japan with "My Neighbor Totoro." One of the comments on it was, "People didn't want to stay for 'Grave of the Fireflies' after starting with 'My Neighbor Totoro.'"
 
2012-11-23 06:11:07 PM  

CarnySaur: dahmers love zombie: cretinbob: nice...you know...for what it is....because of course it's not a "nice" movie.
//I thought Watership Down at first.

Yep. I misread and thought it said "most depressing ANIMAL movie".

For me, it would be The Plague Dogs, though I know some people think Watership Down has it beaten by a hare.


Silflay hraka, evil punster.
 
2012-11-23 06:11:08 PM  
Watership Down?
 
2012-11-23 06:12:29 PM  
Worse than Watership Down, worse than Old Yeller. Just passing the box on a friend's shelf will make you depressed.

I wish I was kidding.
 
2012-11-23 06:13:41 PM  
I saw the 2005 live-action version of the film. I liked it. Thought the little girl that played Setsuko was good.
I'm curious to see a different take on the story. Though nothing can beat the animation.
Someday I'd like to read the novel too.
 
2012-11-23 06:22:24 PM  
www.thatfilmguy.net

Had me worried there for a moment...
 
2012-11-23 06:25:16 PM  

Mangoose: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: DammitIForgotMyLogin: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Ah, Grave of the Fireflies. A movie you watch once, love, but never want to watch again.

Aaah. Requiem for a Dream syndrome.

I could revisit Requiem for a Dream with no problem.

There's no way in hell I'm watching Grave of the Fireflies again.

There's more absurdity that can lead to humor in requiem for a dream. .


And Jennifer Connoly.
 
2012-11-23 06:26:04 PM  
I think I'm gonna have to watch this, but I'm going to wait until spring. It's getting cold and dead outside, I want to avoid the same inside.
 
2012-11-23 06:28:51 PM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Ah, Grave of the Fireflies. A movie you watch once, love, but never want to watch again.

Aaah. Requiem for a Dream syndrome.


I bought Requiem several years ago when I joined a dvd club, as I had seen it once and thought it a powerful movie. I have never played the dvd. I rented Fireflies, also years ago, don't know whether I can ever watch it again.
 
2012-11-23 06:40:24 PM  
If The Black Stallion could be marketed to kids, then anything can.

/hates The Black Stallion
//and The Neverending Story, too.
///Dull dull dull dull dull dull dullllllll!
 
2012-11-23 06:41:47 PM  

504_King_streetcar: You know what we need? An anime version of Threads. Threads is a movie about nuclear war that makes Grave Of The Fireflies look like Sailor Moon.


JESUS CHRIST F**K NO


I have Threads. My Finns recommended it to me and gave me fair warning that it was gonna f*ck my mind.

I watched it exactly once.

I still have it.

I still have the burn marks in my memories.

I'll never watch it again.

It was that good and it was that bad.
 
2012-11-23 06:50:36 PM  

Metalupis: delathi: It was originally a double bill with My Neighbor Totoro?
What the hell?
That's just evil.

No, they would show Grave first and then Totoro so that people weren't walking out of the theatre super depressed, I still recommend this if anyone hasn't seen Grave before


Reminiscent of my first experience with blotter. Double bill at the Waverly Theater back in 1973. "Easy Rider" and "Yellow Submarine" (in that order) with the only hairy moment being the preview of the special midnight showing of "Night of the Living Dead."
 
2012-11-23 06:51:17 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Okay, so I'll admit that I haven't seen Grave of the Fireflies yet, mostly because I know enough about it already to not want to watch it. But, I seem to remember there was another anime movie made around the same time (late 80's) that revolved around an elderly British couple living in the aftermath of a nuclear war in England. For the life of me, I can't remember the film's name. Any Anime Farkers able to help me out here?


That is "When the Wind Blows". I've never seen it myself though.
 
2012-11-23 06:54:39 PM  
I have has the displeasure of watching Grave of the Fireflies about 5 times I think. When people who can appreciate it came over I'd show it to them. It is soul crushing, especially if you've personally been responsible for a little girl before (like me with my nieces). It always makes me cry like a little biatch as well as anyone who's watching it.

Anyway, one of my wife's 8th grade students was an anime fan and she got to talking to me about it one day when I went to help my wife at work. I brought up the movie and she asked to borrow it. Being a prick I agreed with the express intention of farking her head up. When her mom came to pick her up I told her that she could watch it, but only if mom agreed. Mom grabbed the DVD and saw its rating and content and agreed even after I warned them.

She missed school the next day. My wife was so pissed at me. The mother sat the family down to watch it. Mom, dad, 14 year old, 10 year old, and 8 year old. By the end they were distraught and in tears. The oldest (the student) and the 10 year old had to take antidepressants and go to therapy. Mom and dad blamed me for it of course. Stupid California.
 
2012-11-23 07:01:43 PM  
Am I the only one who thought of Up?
 
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