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#1901 Post by zedz » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:38 pm

Calvin wrote:Could it be Yang's A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY? It would make up for Badlands!
Nope.

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#1902 Post by Calvin » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:40 pm

I realise now (blame Google Images!). Is there anything like that in the Samurai Trilogy? Just thinking of films that might have landscape of some sort in it. Could Criterion have picked a more Badlands-y still?

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#1903 Post by aox » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:47 pm

knives wrote:They already released Walkabout though.
This is exactly what came to my mind.

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#1904 Post by onedimension » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:53 pm

Pasolini?

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#1905 Post by jwd5275 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:56 pm

My guess would be Alambrista!

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#1906 Post by swo17 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:00 pm

Seems like a good guess to me. We've known it's coming for a while, and while I haven't seen the film, the movie poster has that same "Badlands" look (as though one film could have a monopoly on sunsets!)

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#1907 Post by jwd5275 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:07 pm

And while I know this isn't very reliable, for what it's worth, the sky in the screenshots on Google images almost exactly match too...
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#1908 Post by ellipsis7 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:30 pm

TASTE OF CHERRY on Blu?...

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#1909 Post by AquaNarc » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:52 pm

No, I think it's likely a much older film than that.

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#1910 Post by HistoryProf » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:02 pm

jwd5275 wrote:My guess would be Alambrista!
Definitely. Very cool.

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#1911 Post by Peacock » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:07 pm

It isn't definite. The sky is a different colour. There are no fences or cacti. There are branches everywhere.
Hopefully someone can skim through the film and see if there's a frame match...

Is the film any good?

EDIT: A guy I'm friends with on FB is saying this is definitely from Alambrista - that it is one of his favourite films of all time, he knows it by heart and this moment comes from when the main guy is crossing from Mexico to Cali.
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#1912 Post by cdnchris » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:30 pm

I know they said no one guessed it on their Facebook page but I swear it's Badlands. The only other one I can think of is maybe Mishima, but the colours are all wrong.

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#1913 Post by Shrew » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:42 pm

Having just seen Badlands, there's honestly nothing like that in the film. Sunrises, but no sunsets, and definitely none with a figure in the foreground, whatever the poster may say.

And there does look to be a fence in that picture, or at least some definite poles sticking up from the bramble. If not a fence, telephone poles?

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#1914 Post by SpiderBaby » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:46 pm

It could be a documentary for all we know.

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#1915 Post by Calvin » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:48 pm

Can someone skim through Alambrista! to check?

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#1916 Post by Tom Hagen » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:01 pm

Potential bonus film:

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#1917 Post by jwd5275 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:06 pm

Peacock wrote:It isn't definite. The sky is a different colour. .
But this sky does match

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#1918 Post by duck duck » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:53 pm

Shrew wrote:Having just seen Badlands, there's honestly nothing like that in the film. Sunrises, but no sunsets, and definitely none with a figure in the foreground, whatever the poster may say.

And there does look to be a fence in that picture, or at least some definite poles sticking up from the bramble. If not a fence, telephone poles?
Sorry, but how do you know if it's a sunset or sunrise? I understand from a narrative standpoint they are sunrises in Badlands but how would you know if the picture from Facebook was a sunset or sunrise? I really am interested if there is some specific reason you think the picture is of a sunset.

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#1919 Post by Tom Hagen » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:58 pm

Thread takes a surprising turn to epistemology.

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#1920 Post by zedz » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:04 pm

duck duck wrote:Sorry, but how do you know if it's a sunset or sunrise? I understand from a narrative standpoint they are sunrises in Badlands but how would you know if the picture from Facebook was a sunset or sunrise?
Is this supposed to be a clue that it's actually Fiddler on the Roof?

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#1921 Post by duck duck » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:12 pm

Nice, Fiddler is MGM....
I once knew someone who took a picture of the sun in the clouds from a helicopter and even though there where obvious landmarks showing that the picture was taken facing the East people were conflicted as to if it was a sunset or sunrise. So, I was just wondering what made the Facebook picture look like a sunset.

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#1922 Post by MyNameCriterionForum » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:10 am

duck duck wrote:Sorry, but how do you know if it's a sunset or sunrise?
Which way is the Horse Swimming?

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#1923 Post by nolanoe » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:47 am

Wondering if this could be from The Last Movie - I recall having seen the shot in a film, but where? Brighter Summer Day would have been quite a treat, just as Badlands, but alas... :?

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#1924 Post by Calvin » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:01 pm

Looking through The Last Movie I can see similar skies but the background is mountainous and there is no hunched figure or tree.

This is from Alambrista!

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#1925 Post by SpiderBaby » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:41 pm

nolanoe wrote:Wondering if this could be from The Last Movie
Believe me, not from The Last Movie, as much as I want it to. :D

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