Saturday, July 28, 2012

blogger must die

When I tried to undo some super-annoying auto-formatting, Blogger threw a hissy-fit and deleted an entire post. I'm too urined off to bother re-constructing it, so just know that it was awesome, and your lives will forever be impoverished by the lack of it.

Angry letters may be addressed to "Blogger, c/o The Internets."

10 comments:

  1. The best subtitled film post? I'd love to see a quick list, no need to recreate brilliance. For the record, blogger's done me the same way. Grrr

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  2. Yeah. That was the one.

    Hmmm... Let's see if I can remember: FOOTNOTE, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN, TAMBIEN LA LLUVIA, THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES, HEADHUNTERS, OLDBOY, NINE QUEENS, THE AURA. And, while I think of it, AMELIE and PRICELESS, which is also a lovely little rom-com starring Audrey Tautou. There may be others, but I can't think of them just now.

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    1. I don't have particularly so-piss-ticated film tastes... which is to say, I'm happy enough just being entertained, with a few truths about the human condition thrown in for good measure.

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  3. I'll give you my list presently (if u want), but I've seen and really enjoyed MOTORCYCLE DIARIES, AMELIE, and PRICELESS. I'm not a fan of OLDBOY. AMELIE stands out as fresh & imaginative & fun and probably one of my favouriite romance in a different language. As for the others, thank you for the suggestions.

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  4. Oldboy is probably the lowest on that list, for me, on account of the persistent grotesquerie, and the less-than-completely-satisfying ending. But I still enjoyed the inventiveness of the writing.

    List away, fershure!

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    1. Ha ha hah! That's so funny. For the record, I think it's called an "imprint," not a "publishing brand," and there's pretty much no way I'm ever going to pay some vanity press to make a book out of this blog.

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  6. Okay, a list for me requires rules because that's how I think even if it's ad hoc, so I'll stick to contemporary films and my favorites according to genre because that will help me remember them.

    Drama: POETRY (Japanese, 2010)
    Comedy: TAMPOPO (Japanese)
    Romance: AMELIE (French)
    War: SPECIAL FORCES (French, 2011)
    Crime: IRREVERSIBLE (French) and THE PROPHET (French, 2009)
    Canadian (special category ;-): MONSIEUR LAZHAR (French, 2011)
    Action: 13 ASSASSINS (French, 2011)
    Mystery: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Swedish, 2009)
    Horror: AUDITION (Japanese)

    I think you'll like these, except maybe SPECIAL FORCES which I found entertaining but not profound. IRREVERSIBLE carries a warning, it's a heartbreaker. POETRY is also a heartbreaker in a different way. Sorry about some of the dates, just can't remember right now. Good luck.

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    1. Thanks, Mark. Always on the lookout for good film recommendations, and of these, I've only seen Tattoo Girl and Amelie.

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  7. Watching HEADHUNTERS right now. It's brilliant, I wish I had written it.

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