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What I do (31 Jul 2005 at 21:38)
When I am depressed I watch a lot of movies. I like low-budget movies because they make me feel good about my imagined post-copyright future. Mike and I saw "Saw" last night, which is a recommendable psycho-thriller. The main thing I had against this movie is not really its fault, but the genre's fault: why is everyone so obsessed with "trick" endings, where the bad guy turns out to be one of the incidental characters or one of the good guys or whatever? In MacGyver, which is the best television series ever, bad guys were just bad guys, and that works just fine. (I must admit, though, Saw did get me.)

Today we watched Primer, which is an indie time travel movie. I liked this one too, although it was very hard to understand (see this timeline for a sample of the plot's twistiness). Just as Saw cannot beat MacGyver, Primer cannot beat Back to the Future. Still, I'm sure it was better than Timeline, which I did not see.

Other recommendations?

Also: I found while listening to the KCRW sessions that the Shins song that they played at CMU that I thought was new and awesome was actually "When I Goose-Step", which is a very mediocre song on the EP. But their live version is super great. I'm a little sad that it's not representative of their new record, whenever that comes out, but happy that I already have the song and can download live versions of it.
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Anonymous (tnt05-137.phlpa.fast.net) – 08.01.05 11:38:12
Run Lola Run - in german, but subtitled.
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Jute Gyte (tiff-03-115.dialup.netins.net) – 08.01.05 14:02:48
Heart of Glass - German, but subtitled.

Gummo

for a great LOW-budget movie, check out Combat Shock.
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 08.01.05 16:58:43
Thanks, I've seen Lola Rennt (enjoyed it), but not these last three.
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 08.01.05 16:59:14
Maybe the right word for the post-copyright future is "post-acopyrightlyptic"?
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Brian (gs134.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 08.01.05 18:52:26
I think you should watch "Interface" (1984), because it has creepy/funny <a href="http://www.badmovieplanet.com/unknownmovies/pictures/interface3.JPG">costumes</a> made from tinfoil and discarded computer parts. And because I lent it to you several years ago.
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Tom 7 (h-72-244-70-115.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 08.01.05 19:15:52
Oh yeah, I forgot about Interface. I need to dig out my VCR...
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Marc (c-24-91-40-167.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) – 08.02.05 08:37:37
Creating Rem Lezar
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Tom 7 (h-72-244-70-115.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 08.02.05 09:06:04
Oh, yeah, now we're talkin'.
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QMJ (63.170.55.63) – 08.03.05 15:16:31
The Apple

http://www.mgm.com/title_title.do?title_star=APPLETHE

Yes, that's Menahem Golan of Golan-Globus/Death Wish fame directing.
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julian (c-67-170-236-18.hsd1.ca.comcast.net) – 08.04.05 02:51:38
If you enjoyed Lola Rennt, then you should also probably check out Der Krieger und die Kaiserin (The Princess and the Warrior, why they reversed the English and German I'm not sure). It's not quite the same type of movie, but it's the same director and lead actress as Lola Rennt. I very much enjoyed it.
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Max (qu-advlan110.quinnipiac.edu) – 08.04.05 09:48:34
The live action/stop-frame animation/bizarre puppetry version of Faust is great.
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Tom 7 (h-72-244-70-115.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 08.04.05 10:24:18
Yes, a German just recently suggested Princess and the Warrior to me. It's on my list..
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Chris Wass (207.227.21.162) – 08.04.05 15:08:45
Have you seen Dirty Pretty Things?
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 08.04.05 16:47:49
Yep, a fine film...
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Tom 7 (awacs.physics.ox.ac.uk) – 08.23.05 05:52:01
I saw Timeline and it is poo-poo.
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Tom 7 (h-72-244-69-64.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 09.13.05 18:15:25
OMG the live version of "When I Goose-Step" is like my favorite Shins song now.
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