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First one is 12 Monkeys. My guess for the second is Citizen Kane. Or A Christmas Carol.

Yes and no. The second one is a film that very much reminded me of 12 Monkeys.


"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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Having lived his life,

He tries to alter the end

And must thwart himself.

Citizen Kane was my first guess too, but if that's not it, I'll guess Looper.

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These haikus each apply to two films:

Death and creation

Reaching out to mystery

What a great jump cut

Some men can't be bought

If you kill him, then he wins

Short route to chaos

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Having lived his life,

He tries to alter the end

And must thwart himself.

Citizen Kane was my first guess too, but if that's not it, I'll guess Looper.

Ding, ding, ding! (When I first saw 12 Monkeys the ending left me with the impression that the events were an infinite loop repeating themselves, an issue that Looper specifically adresses while also starring Bruce Willis.)

These haikus each apply to two films:

Death and creation

Reaching out to mystery

What a great jump cut

Some men can't be bought

If you kill him, then he wins

Short route to chaos

2001: A Space Odyssey and A Man For All Seasons.


"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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These haikus each apply to two films:

Death and creation

Reaching out to mystery

What a great jump cut

Some men can't be bought

If you kill him, then he wins

Short route to chaos

2001: A Space Odyssey and A Man For All Seasons.

FWIW, my 2001: A Space Odyssey haiku from way back:

They awakened us

Called from the moon and beyond

Childhood starts anew.


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2001: A Space Odyssey and A Man For All Seasons.

Good! What about the other two?

Hm. Tree of Life and On the Waterfront? I'm pretty confident about the first, but not about the second.

Suffering from guilt,

She pauses for some rest, but

Mother is upset.

Still can't believe that

No one has answered and that

This film was done twice.

And one new one:

A content couple

Has unwanted guests, but they

Can't say it three times.


"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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Hm. Tree of Life and On the Waterfront? I'm pretty confident about the first, but not about the second.

Tree of Life is right. On the Waterfront is not.

Suffering from guilt,

She pauses for some rest, but

Mother is upset.

Still can't believe that

No one has answered and that

This film was done twice.

It couldn't be Brave, could it? By "done twice," do you mean there was a remake or that it's been done twice in this thread?

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Suffering from guilt,

She pauses for some rest, but

Mother is upset.

Still can't believe that

No one has answered and that

This film was done twice.

It couldn't be Brave, could it? By "done twice," do you mean there was a remake or that it's been done twice in this thread?

Done twice in this thread

While I was wildly guessing,

Hence, the irony.


"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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without a mother

4-year-old actress voices

deep thoughts of children

a broken husband

tells his wife to keep trying

can you hear the bells?


It's the side effects that save us.
--The National, "Graceless"
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Suffering from guilt,

She pauses for some rest, but

Mother is upset.

Still can't believe that

No one has answered and that

This film was done twice.

It couldn't be Brave, could it? By "done twice," do you mean there was a remake or that it's been done twice in this thread?

Done twice in this thread

While I was wildly guessing,

Hence, the irony.

Psycho


All great art is pared down to the essential.
--Henri Langlois

 

Movies are not barium enemas, you're not supposed to get them over with as quickly as possible.

--James Gray

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Done twice in this thread

While I was wildly guessing,

Hence, the irony.

'Twas also done twice

in the sense of a remake.

Thank you, Gus Van Sant.

without a mother

4-year-old actress voices

deep thoughts of children

Beasts of the Southern

Wild, perhaps? Quvenzhané

Wallis was five. Close.

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Do you know the deep dark secret of the avatars?

It's big. It's fat. It's Greek.

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without a mother

4-year-old actress voices

deep thoughts of children

Ponette.

I haven't time to go through the thread and see if this has been done:

Black sheep returns home,

Disrupting his sibling's life;

Boy, are they messed up...

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Black sheep returns home,

Disrupting his sibling's life;

Boy, are they messed up...

My first thought was "every Chris Farley movie," but I don't think the Farley and Spade characters were ever related. Is it The Royal Tenenbaums?


It's the side effects that save us.
--The National, "Graceless"
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You're about to wit-

ness the greatest miracle

of the machine age.

Modern Times?

Wrong, sir! Wrong! And yet,

please try again. I won't tell,

That would be cheating.

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Let's Carl the whole thing Orff!

Do you know the deep dark secret of the avatars?

It's big. It's fat. It's Greek.

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I haven't time to go through the thread and see if this has been done:

Black sheep returns home,

Disrupting his sibling's life;

Boy, are they messed up...

Punch Drunk Love?


"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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No and no to the two attempts so far. I've only just realised how vastly over-encompassing this haiku could be. I just didn't want it to be too easy.

Hint - for sibling, read sister.

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Hm. Tree of Life and On the Waterfront? I'm pretty confident about the first, but not about the second.

Tree of Life is right. On the Waterfront is not.

I think I've got the second one: The Dark Knight.


"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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I haven't time to go through the thread and see if this has been done:

Black sheep returns home,

Disrupting his sibling's life;

Boy, are they messed up...

You Can Count on Me


All great art is pared down to the essential.
--Henri Langlois

 

Movies are not barium enemas, you're not supposed to get them over with as quickly as possible.

--James Gray

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You're about to wit-

ness the greatest miracle

of the machine age.

Modern Times?

Wrong, sir! Wrong! And yet,

please try again. I won't tell,

That would be cheating.

My next guess would have

Been A.I., but now I must

Say: Willy Wonka.


"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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Hm. Tree of Life and On the Waterfront? I'm pretty confident about the first, but not about the second.

Tree of Life is right. On the Waterfront is not.

I think I've got the second one: The Dark Knight.

You got it!

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My next guess would have

Been A.I., but now I must

Say: Willy Wonka.

Yes. You've won! The jack-

pot, my dear sir, the grand and

glorious jackpot!


Let's Carl the whole thing Orff!

Do you know the deep dark secret of the avatars?

It's big. It's fat. It's Greek.

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