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  1. It's a rather interesting fact Roger Ebert choose La Collectionneuse for his Great Movies List when it's an often under-appreciated work by Rohmer.
  2. I'm a HUGE anime buff. Stuff I would recommend to any child - Nothing objectionable, etc: *Akage no Anne - A wonderful of Anne of Green Gables made by Isao Takahata prior to Grave of Fireflies. *El Cazador de La Bruja: A wonderful epic by Koichi Mashimo. *Fushigi no Umi Nadia: A work from Hideaki Anno, later notorious for its very complex Evangelion, also somewhat hard, but quite entertaining. Rather weirdly, there's an explicit rebuttal of evolution in a scene!!! *Blue Seed: A deeply moralistic manga adaptation. *Seirei no Moribito: A work made in Miyazaki's style. *Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Somewhat overrated, but still quite inspiring. Stuff I highly recommend to teens and up: *Neon Genesis Evangelion *Gunbuster: Other Hideaki Anno's perfect work. *Mobile Suit Gundam/Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A must-watch. *Noir: THE Girls-With-Guns anime. Its director, Koichi Mashimo, is deeply catholic and his work often reflects the above. He's an AVID cinephile too... *Madlax: A weirder creation of the man above... *Requiem From The Darkness: A very gory horror tale. Still quite pleasant, though... *Shoujo Kakumei Utena: A deeply bizarre work. *The Big O: One of the best European-themed animes. I guess it's a nice introductory list...
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    Broken Blossoms

    There's a brief scene where Christian missionaries to China are unfavourably compared to Chen, being portrayed as glory-seekers. I may have been too harsh and scrupulous in my words, but even if it's not unsympathetic to Christianity, the West is quite negatively portrayed. Although racism is a key question, the sufferings of the poor Lucy aren't fully due to racism. It's a world with very little hope anyway.
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    Broken Blossoms

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSVumy2gunA I must confess this is my predilect Hollywoodian movie, along with Sunrise - A Song of Two Humans. It's a work of a different D. W. Griffith and a very nihilistic - And even anti-christian movie. A sort of tale one would expect to be created in post-modern times. What do you think of this movie?
  5. I started with The Seventh Seal, and then proceeded to Persona, and I greatly enjoyed both. I've seen Wild Strawberries and Through a Glass Darkly. The former is my predilect work of Bergman. Yet Fanny and Alexander is definitively NOT recommended for beginners.
  6. Tranformers is only good at cartoon and anime. Only.
  7. I just watched Vertigo and Notorious. I guess the second one is othe best thing shot in Brazil I have seen...
  8. Even though Ulysses never seemed a too religious work, the Portrait gave me the strongest image of Hell I ever had. I need to re-read both, though...
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