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Old 01-29-2023, 03:08 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jadis View Post
Everyone realizes that it's just your opinion but somehow it's still annoying

Yeah a film famous for the soundtrack and the female lead (imho the single greatest French actress): "The best performance, by far, is that of Moreau, because Malle includes extended scenes of her essentially doing nothing—wandering the streets of Paris at night and contemplating her troubles—and he had the inspiration to notice that Moreau doing almost nothing is an absorbing spectacle in itself."

Probably my favorite track from that soundtrack
is the movie worth watching then? I've never actually seen it, only know about it because of Miles.
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Old 01-29-2023, 03:21 PM   #82 (permalink)
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It's not a masterpiece but I enjoyed it (esp being a big fan of Moreau from her other roles). Never boring though it could do without the plotline that doesn't feature Moreau imo. Like the New Yorker piece says, it's interesting in how it prefigures the Americanisms of Godard's 1960s films, that sort of thing.
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Old 01-29-2023, 03:42 PM   #83 (permalink) to hear...
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Originally Posted by rubber soul View Post
Best Miles Davis album: Sketches of Spain hands down
^ Everyone realizes that it's just your opinion but somehow it's still an interesting, on-topic answer to my question. Thanks.

My own experience with Miles Davis:-
Kind of Blue = I was disappointed with how old-fashioned it sounded
Bitches Brew = I was disappointed with how modern it sounded
In A Silent Way = The Goldilocks zone for me

The little I've heard of that Paris movie soundtrack I liked very much, but largely because it seems designed to flesh out McLaren's Paris album, though of course, chronologically, it's the other way round.
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Old 06-28-2023, 07:32 AM   #84 (permalink)
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I guess that I'm a little different to many that share my love for indie in that I would love bands/artists that mean the world to me to be huge/in the charts/on the radio/played in cafes etc.

From Novak to The Field Mice and the rest of the Sarah Records roster through to Tullycraft, The Dierdres to shoegazers such as Slowdive.

Ultimately, when I'm in a cafe or supermarket, I want to hear music *I* like (and I love inflicting my taste on others).

But, without commercialisation of the music itself. I've seen to many bands ruined eithor by becoming bland/boring versions of their forfmer selves or by changing what they do entirely.

Yes, a few bands make it big (in the loosest sense) doing what they do best, sadly most don't.

While I can see why, say, My Bloody Valentine wouldn't be a lot of people's thing, to me, there is no reason why, for example, The School couldn't be huge.

(I would have finished with the video for The School - Let It Slip but, it appears newbies can't post Youtube links)
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