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Old 07-06-2022, 08:55 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Hard Target. I remember that movie. Classic JCVD. Love the hair!

Last week, I saw an old movie of his called Black Eagle. I can't believe I missed that one as a kid.

I listened to the Bloodsport soundtrack again today. It's a huge movie from my youth.

As a Montrealer, tell me you've seen Bon Cop. That should be required viewing for anyone immigrating to the province of Québec, especially this scene.


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Old 07-07-2022, 12:49 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Yeah I've seen BCBC a couple of times, it's very amusing. Not yet the sequel though.

I guess my all time favorite Quebecois film is Leolo. Very Felliniesque but in its own unique way


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Old 07-09-2022, 01:12 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Not convinced Can would've become the Can we know without this monumental ****ing track


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Old 07-11-2022, 09:35 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Apropos of Leolo...

Towards the end of the 1970s Tom Waits was a supremely gifted singer-songwriter stuck in a relatively conventional musical mold that has begun to bore the **** out of him. His persona of a beatnik alcoholic pianoman was at least as interesting as his records, which is not where you want to be as a musician of such ridiculous gifts. You can hear he's trying to do something different (see the wonderful Red Shoes By The Drugstore, for example) but he doesn't quite have the sound palette at his disposal yet to realize his most interesting ideas. And then he meets that one reeeally cool girl who introduces him to The Rite of Spring and Lick My Decals Off, Baby, giving us one on the most important artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

(this is the jadis view. lovers of the early TW, you're valid)


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Old 07-11-2022, 05:41 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I've heard this title before, but have yet to see the film. My aunt and uncle continue to give me Québecois movies as gifts. I'm looking for a documentary called Passage. It's about some kids' struggles in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, where I'm from.
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Old 07-12-2022, 10:08 AM   #46 (permalink)
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I've heard this title before, but have yet to see the film. My aunt and uncle continue to give me Québecois movies as gifts. I'm looking for a documentary called Passage. It's about some kids' struggles in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, where I'm from.
I had to look up Abitibi-Témiscamingue (right on the border! now I see why BCBC would have a special significance for you), it's sad how I know next to nothing about la belle province beyond the island... We immigrated from Moscow when I was a kid, so we don't have any familial roots in the province.

The trailer looks good. I suspect if you contact the filmmaker on FB and tell her your story she'd be happy to provide you access!
https://www.facebook.com/sbgaudet

Canada's always been strong at documentaries but Lauzon comes from a generation of filmmakers (Cronenberg, Egoyan, Maddin) who looked elsewhere (mainly to Europe) for inspiration to develop new styles that allowed for more artifice and imagination. And since those ambitions met govt subsidies we got for a hot minute some of the most interesting cinema in the world in the late 1980s and early 1990s, a real golden age of eccentric, "authentically Canadian" (meaning here alienated and uncomfortable in its own skin) cinema.

But it's probably fair to say that overall Québec has a more interesting cinematique tradition than ROC, from Jutra to Xavier Dolan. Cronenberg aside, I don't remember anyone in Toronto making a film as important as Les bons débarras in 1980.
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The trailer looks good. I suspect if you contact the filmmaker on FB and tell her your story she'd be happy to provide you access!
I'll have to settle on an email. I don't have access to facebook.

A-T is a beautiful region of Québec. The roads suck (like driving on a roller coaster) though. They have a rather large film festival there. I think you're right about the province having more of a film history than the rest of the country.

BCBC is hilarious, which is why I like it so much. I've lived in a border town for most of my life. In the movie Guibord s'en va en guerre, I had been to almost every area they filmed in. That's pretty cool.
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Old 11-09-2022, 02:08 PM   #48 (permalink)
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In the top 2 of Slovenia's cultural exports


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Old 11-10-2022, 09:00 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Two songs that were on many of the mixtapes I made back in the pre-Spotify days when burning CDs for your friends was a thing you did


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