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  1. Everything looks fine. I'll start using this account, and thanks for the help!
  2. For some strange reason, the underwater scene reminds me of the poem at the end of Melville's work Billy Budd. Perhaps it's the last few lines. Here's a link to it: Billy in the Darbies
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    The Criterion Channel

    In relation to that news, here's one thoughtful article to consider: The Shutting Down of FilmStruck and the False Promise of Streaming Classics
  4. Yes, please merge the two if it's not too much of a bother, and I can use the "ralfy" account. Thank you.
  5. Andrei Rublev, The Human Condition, and the Apu trilogy may have aspects of exile and not necessarily restoration, together with Manila in the Claws of Light and This is How We Were Before, How are You Doing Now?
  6. In case you can add TV shows, there's also the miniseries A.D. from 1985.
  7. Official web site: Archive 81 Summary from the Reddit page:
  8. A video review of the film by James Raney: (Warning: spoilers)
  9. The writing's weak, with several inconsistencies in character, clunky dialogue, and events that are rushed. The show is supposed to take place a decade before TOS but introduces technology that is barely mentioned in any of the TV shows and movies that depict future events in the timeline.
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    Stalker (1979)

    Very difficult to appreciate, but I'll give it another shot during the next few days.
  11. At least for fiction, I considered two points about stories borrowed from Laurence Perrine: - What for you is the purpose of the work, and did it fulfill its purpose? - Is the purpose relevant?
  12. "Netflix, Streaming Video and the Slow Death of the Classic Film" http://www.newsweek.com/2017/09/22/netflix-streaming-movies-classics-664512.html
  13. This topic reminds me of David Hockney's documentary Secret Knowledge.
  14. "Alien: Covenant reviewed by Mark Kermode"
  15. Once a Moth, where a nurse whose dreams of working in the U.S. are shattered by the death of her brother: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minsa'y_isang_Gamu-gamo Also, Oro, Plata, Mata, where a pleasant "age of gold" is roused by the realities of war: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oro,_Plata,_Mata This is How We Were. How Are You Doing Today?, where a young peasant awakens to ideas of nationhood: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganito_Kami_Noon,_Paano_Kayo_Ngayon And Jaguar, a superb film about a publishing press security guard who is befriended by the boss' son and slowly wakes up to the dark undergrowth of Manila: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_(1979_film)
  16. I cannot watch everything, so I rely on ratings from others. In this case, I prefer the 1- to 4-star rating or lists of recommended films, and preferably from professional reviewers. I read the written reviews if it's an often-mentioned film. Side note: it's similar for TV shows, radio plays, etc. In general, the star ratings in IMDB are helpful and the same in fan sites for certain shows.
  17. Tokyo Story Pather Panchali 400 Blows The Phantom Carriage El Haram Raise the Red Lantern Ivan the Terrible Manila in the Claws of Light The Official Story Bicycle Thieves
  18. I signed up as "ralfy" in 2013. You'll find some remaining messages quoted here: But for unknown reasons my account was banned and everything I posted was removed. I inquired but received no replies from the admin.
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