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So ive decided to share some interesting films that are mostly not very popular and deserve some light to be shone upon. But its also films that I found stood out in terms of subject matter and directing. The rating next to the title is the one found on IMDB.com

so here goes nothing..

-OldBoy (2003) 8.3/10
This one is probably one of my favorites, its based on a Japanese manga. There is a new american 2013 version of it, but please save your dignity and watch the Korean version.
and in my attempt to convince you to watch this film, heres a shitty trailer www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLn1y9…

-Stalker (1978) 8.2/10
A great film that I watched several times. The film itself is very calm and serene like most of Tarkosky's films, but this one I find is his best and one of his most engaging and accessible. The music is beautiful and reinforces the mood and surrealism of the film as it should.
part1-www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYEfJh…
part2-www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUHBgq…

- A Short Film about Killing (1988) 8.1/10
saw this movie on the shelves next to other dvds for years, but for some reason never wanted to really pick it up. I thought it would be literally a short film about killing, but its not short its actually full length. but yes sadly it is about killing.
I liked the movie for its characters, lighting and color treatment which made it feel very organic as opposed to the new super digital films nowadays. The film itself is very depressing
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzApBR…

-Akira (1988) 8.1/10
Sort of a classic in scifi and cyberpunk japanese animated film. Theres some really sick animations and effects in the film.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbZ_55…


-Dark Days (2000) 7.8/10
A real-life documentary about the homeless living underground in New York city.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh4s78…

-Made in Hong Kong (1997)  7.7/10
another film with a self explanatory title... well not really. Heres a movie made with barely any budget, I believe the actors are mostly non-professionals and its mostly shot in real residential quarters.
The film is about crime, poverty, youth and solitude. I watched it many times and would probably watch it again. www.youtube.com/watch?v=4orEvB…

-The Mark of Cain (2001) 7.6/10
A documentary about the prison life in Russia and the tattoo system.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_NS1c…

-Lesson Faust (1994) 7.5/10
A film by the animator Jan Svankmajer based on the story of Faust but placed in contemporary times. Theres some really creepy, awkward, quirky and hilarious animations in this film. Definitely a very original and unpredictable film.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpzwTK…

-Enter the Void (2009) 7.3/10
This one is the most original film I have seen in terms of visuals and content. It may not be easily watchable since its completely different from the norm. Plus, the slow pacing of the film and unconventional storytelling could kill most people. Its one of those movies that either you love or hate. When it comes to the story of the film, most of what we see is going through the eyes of the character in first person.. And then in first person through his spirit when he dies.(spoilers, oh shi-)
The film is also quite explicit in its content, so think twice before you decide to watch this with your children. www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0-lRc…

-The Element of Crime (1984) 6.9/10
I watched this film recently and I barely understood anything about the story. But! I find that in terms of lighting, cinematography and mood, the film was really memorable on those aspects alone. You could also see Lars von Trier(director) using a lot of Tarkovsky's surreal directing and mood.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWb81m…

-Hazard (2005) 6.9/10
Despite the bad acting and cheap budget of the film, this one is one of my of favorites. Tells the story of a young japanese guy who escapes japan and goes to New York looking for freedom and a sense of identity.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZkaUM…

-Gummo (1997) 6.6
no list is complete without one really fuckin weird ass movie. This film is one in every aspect.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvXSDf…

so this is it for my list.

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Amazing...visionary!
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:)
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You're a fantastic artist. Thanks for your hard work.
Also, I like your tastes!
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Thanks for the support! appreciate it :)
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Great art!
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:D
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Amazing work, I hope to be at that level one day :D
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productno49 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you :) I dont wanna sound over-confident of myself, I still have lots to learn but if you wanna get good read books about anatomy, perspective, lighting. observe the techniques of classical artists and in general just look at a lot of art. Get yourself a good base knowledge in art first, it will mostly be boring things but will very useful in the end as you will learn to bend the rules and create something unique from yourself. And mostly just repeat and repeat and repeat. drop by drop you will become better and better.
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Tailzy24 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love your art :D
And i can't stop looking at your icon XD "wash wash wash line line"
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productno49 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah sometimes I get absorbed in it too. Thanks :)
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