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From laughable slacker, then to look like legit female boxer, sakura ando did carry this movie :)
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Silence (2016)


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The Salesman 2016


My debut with asghar farhadi, a solid one. Just not feel so overwhelmed overall, story-wise. there are lot foreign stuff released last year that can easily top it imo.

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The last movie I watched I hadn't seen before was "Mean Dreams" (2016), IMDb page, which was the last movie Bill Paxton did before he died. He was the long time and loved Private Hudson from Aliens, and so many good movies through the years and solid performances.

Brief synopsis: "Mean Dreams is a thriller about a fifteen-year-old boy who steals a bag of drug money and runs away with the girl he loves while her corrupt cop father hunts them down. This coming-of-age fable brings together the desperation of life on the run and the beauty and wonder of first love."

Paxton plays the corrupt cop and abusive father, and he plays the role well, but still brings a kind of sympathetic feel to the character even if you don't agree with his character's actions at all. If you watch, you'll see what I mean. Though usually the "young lovers" get on my nerves if they're being dumb, the two in this (especially the young man) I really, really liked. Tough topic, not very original story, but well done I thought. The cinematography is good too, showing the landscape of the area.

I'd give it a 7.5 out of 10, and would recommend it if you like the genre, nothing over the top, but not action-packed either.
 
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Moana. It was way way better than I expected!
 
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Toni Erdman


A good one. Unexpectedly funny and pretty touchy to catch small but weird potrait of family of modern urban - in this case father and daughter relationship - really good characterization and observation
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It got some nice social commentaries as well - or at least that what thought talk these disgusting or they said lifestyle of those kind of overstressed upperclass society and a bit close/inside look of capitalist corporate sucking stuff dried
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Summer Wars - Disappointingly average and cheesy. Unrealistic characters and a dumb premise with unlikely conveniences. Not even as decent as The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Poor animation quality for a movie. I'm not a fan of Hosoda. 5/10.

It Happened One Night (1934) - Great romantic comedy. I loved how the two played off each other. 9/10.
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Dirty War (2004). It turned out to be somewhat timely..
 
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Just finished re-watching The Hobbit trilogy. Truly a work of art, the sense of adventure this and LOTR inspire is second to none. How I really wish there were more, but it's that scarcity that makes it so precious. It makes me want to go on an adventure of my own...
 
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After Life (1998)


I like it, even in a fully fiction setting and premises it still can tell true story and its become really natural in process. a creative way must said.
Slowly but sure koreeda's become one of my favorite.
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Logan -- A little more than disappointed, mostly due to all the hype, but it was okay. The action was mostly well played out, but I'm not exactly a fan of gore or very violent action. I think what bothered me most about movie is the killing. Although it was addressed in the movie, I think it could have toned it down a bit and achieved the same result. There were some good parts in the movie. Surprisingly my favourite parts of the movie were the calmer sequences when the movie slows down a bit.
 
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Finally got around to watching Silence of the Lambs.

Holy Shit, it's a fantastic movie. Julie Fosters gave a damn good performance, and Anthony Hopkins as Lector is just one of the greatest performances I've seen.

9/10
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Been Rewatching this, in more better version and wow

some problem as well (like before) - tho' I considered those as minor, like too much imposed negavity toward US hegemony, kiyoko ann paterson' s engrish-and the the rest of jap engrish, gojira dorsal laser, as well there's moments when evolved godzilla walk clumsily and on occasion it's menacing but plainly like walking in dead sleep lol. But overall I was astonished by how the story is builded and no much point for personal/individual heroism or somethin like that - and lot of small roles and cameos from many familiar faces
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Good Will Hunting -- I thought it was great. Performances were mostly great all around. Character interactions between Damon and Williams were touching and seemed genuine. It was fairly often funny. Damon's internal struggles felt real and relatable. And I really enjoyed how the movie ended. I really like look of the final shot too (of just the car driving), when the credits roll up. Just what I needed.

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Finally got around to watching Silence of the Lambs.

Holy Shit, it's a fantastic movie. Julie Fosters gave a damn good performance, and Anthony Hopkins as Lector is just one of the greatest performances I've seen.

9/10

Agreed, it is one of my favs. Two of my favourite characters/performances in film.
 
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The last movie I watched was Get Out.
It was alright.
 
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:/ Nothing so spesial, It's just like yamada's nagasaki, only bit better. haru kuroki(and the grandma version) so nailed in this one.








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I watched The Truman Show during my English class! That was a nice movie and the idea was very interesting, not sure about the score but it would be around an 8.5/10
 
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Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

Pretty good, some of the writing was a bit "meh" and the voice cast wasn't the greatest, but overall a decent movie that gives us some kickass fight scenes and a large roster of superheroes doing the usual superhero stuff.

7/10
 
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the belko experiment. shit was ceazy
 
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Ghost in the Shell (2017) The effects were nice and it was interesting to see an American take on the anime.

Still, the story and music was much better in the anime, I'm about to go re-watch the 1995 one for the 5th time.
 
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Ratatouille. Pretty underwhelming to be honest, and far from Pixar's best.
 
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Watched The vampire's assistant yesterday, which, was well.. okay? I've read only one book of the series it is based on, and even that was over six years ago. The plot was a bit dumb, but it was entertaining enough for something geared towards an audience a lot younger than me.

The vampire academy, which I watched afterwards, however was awful. It doesn't work as an action movie, and it doesn't work as a comedy. The whole thing was just so.. dumb.
 
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Today's screening: metropolis (1927) & thirst (2009)









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Today's screening: metropolis (1927) & thirst (2009)


I would love to hear your thoughts on them. Thirst was wonderful. I liked the Metropolis book more.
 
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I would love to hear your thoughts on them. Thirst was wonderful.
unfortunately I'm not like it. I'm considered as the weakest from park chan wook story-wise. Idk I just found it boring mostly.

I liked the Metropolis book more.
haven't read the book, but the movie for their standard was visually staggering imo. I like and appreciated it more on technical departement like visual effect, the shoot angles, some framin all combined with impressed editing work, fristz lang emphasized the spectacles really great, even if it so basic but effective. There one scene that probably pionered first person view + hand (I'm not sure) tho' it last second, I really like it lol.
For the story overall I'm not fond by it much, it's just feel bland tho' there some interesting part as well.

Well that's just one time wach idk if I can observe them much - quiet enjoy metropolis but thirst not so :(
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I watched Metropolis a few days ago. It was pretty good. Didn't love it.

Yesterday I watched Paris, Texas. Good movie! I had no idea the old guy from Alien was such a talented actor.

Before that I watched Le Samouraï, a French thriller drama. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a really good crime/hitman movie.


 
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unfortunately I'm not like it. I'm considered as the weakest from park chan wook story-wise. Idk I just found it boring mostly.
Well Park Chan Wook has a weird way of story-telling. Not everyone loves it. Also, yes, I agree this wasn't as good as Park Chan's other ones like the Vengeance Trilogy but that's only cause those movies set the bar way too high. And furthermore, I don't had a problem with the slow pace if the story is compelling enough.

haven't read the book, but the movie for their standard was visually staggering imo. I like and appreciated it more on technical departement like visual effect, the shoot angles, some framin all combined with impressed editing work, fristz lang emphasized the spectacles really great, even if it so basic but effective. There one scene that probably pionered first person view + hand (I'm not sure) tho' it last second, I really like it lol.
For the story overall I'm not fond by it much, it's just feel bland tho' there some interesting part as well.

Well that's just one time wach idk if I can observe them much - quiet enjoy metropolis but thirst not so :(
Yeah, for a movie which was released in the late 1920s, it was spectacular. Fritz Lang is a genius. RIP him. I would recommend that you see his movie 'M' if you haven't yet. Considering, it's a silent sci-fic, it was obvious that the sound used would be genuinely brilliant. I do not remember that first-person but I'll look it up, the only problem I had was the runtime. Silent films shouldn't be that long.
 
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unfortunately I'm not like it. I'm considered as the weakest from park chan wook story-wise. Idk I just found it boring mostly.
Well Park Chan Wook has a weird way of story-telling. Not everyone loves it. Also, yes, I agree this wasn't as good as Park Chan's other ones like the Vengeance Trilogy but that's only cause those movies set the bar way too high. And furthermore, I don't had a problem with the slow pace if the story is compelling enough.
I quiet like the vengeance trilogy :) .
I don't have problem with the pace mainly it's just wha written in the story, as I can't even come with any interesting part. it show park chan wook's props and craftmanship which ofc very well, but still can't help it much tho' :(
Also I feel it's just wasted of performances from song kang ho and the female lead as I can't attached with.
Well yeah that's personally an opinion

haven't read the book, but the movie for their standard was visually staggering imo. I like and appreciated it more on technical departement like visual effect, the shoot angles, some framin all combined with impressed editing work, fristz lang emphasized the spectacles really great, even if it so basic but effective. There one scene that probably pionered first person view + hand (I'm not sure) tho' it last second, I really like it lol.
For the story overall I'm not fond by it much, it's just feel bland tho' there some interesting part as well.

Well that's just one time wach idk if I can observe them much - quiet enjoy metropolis but thirst not so :(
Yeah, for a movie which was released in the late 1920s, it was spectacular. Fritz Lang is a genius. RIP him. I would recommend that you see his movie 'M' if you haven't yet.
haven't :) - already long on my list as well

Considering, it's a silent sci-fic, it was obvious that the sound used would be genuinely brilliant. I do not remember that first-person but I'll look it up, the only problem I had was the runtime. Silent films shouldn't be that long.
yeah I agree with that. It happen when the scientist capture the lady and try to copy her into the android, then the MC seeking her in the scientist's home/lab - I'm quiet wow by it, really cool and again effective emphasized the moment, tho' it was only seconds

Haha, idk if I counted cheat or not fair but I put it onhold in one third of the movie before continue it today.
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Heathers because I'm a basic bitch and enjoy it wayy to much
brb gotta listen to the musical now
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I quiet like the vengeance trilogy :) .
I don't have problem with the pace mainly it's just wha written in the story, as I can't even come with any interesting part. it show park chan wook's props and craftmanship which ofc very well, but still can't help it much tho' :(
Also I feel it's just wasted of performances from song kang ho and the female lead as I can't attached with.
Well yeah that's personally an opinion
Oldboy from the Vengeance trilogy is one of my favorite movies of all time. Some aspects of Oldboy and Thirst were quite similar. That's one of the reasons I like it. But Oldboy is better by a long shot. It's not even close.

yeah I agree with that. It happen when the scientist capture the lady and try to copy her into the android, then the MC seeking her in the scientist's home/lab - I'm quiet wow by it, really cool and again effective emphasized the moment, tho' it was only seconds

Haha, idk if I counted cheat or not fair but I put it onhold in one third of the movie before continue it today.
Oh I remember that scene. The angles were brilliant not denying that. But it's Fritz. It's pretty vague but I think a similar scene was in M as well. Every Fritz Lang film is beautiful in it's own way.
 
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I quiet like the vengeance trilogy :) .
I don't have problem with the pace mainly it's just wha written in the story, as I can't even come with any interesting part. it show park chan wook's props and craftmanship which ofc very well, but still can't help it much tho' :(
Also I feel it's just wasted of performances from song kang ho and the female lead as I can't attached with.
Well yeah that's personally an opinion
Oldboy from the Vengeance trilogy is one of my favorite movies of all time. Some aspects of Oldboy and Thirst were quite similar. That's one of the reasons I like it. But Oldboy is better by a long shot. It's not even close.
yeah I'm agree with you it have some aspect, only oldboy was (much) better.
I more like sympathy for mr vengeance:) pretty straightforward and the only for it trilogy I'd watched fully twice simultaneously.
Oldboy I got a down point - as it was on tv back then and unfortunately I sit it down at the climax - then years forward when I watched it back, it's already spoiled :/ - but it's still brilliant pieces - I probably need to rewatch it tho' - opinion change overtime

yeah I agree with that. It happen when the scientist capture the lady and try to copy her into the android, then the MC seeking her in the scientist's home/lab - I'm quiet wow by it, really cool and again effective emphasized the moment, tho' it was only seconds

Haha, idk if I counted cheat or not fair but I put it onhold in one third of the movie before continue it today.
Oh I remember that scene. The angles were brilliant not denying that. But it's Fritz. It's pretty vague but I think a similar scene was in M as well. Every Fritz Lang film is beautiful in it's own way.
I see, pretty interesting to hear that in M, probably I'll try it soon.








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I more like sympathy for mr vengeance:) pretty straightforward and the only for it trilogy I'd watched fully twice simultaneously.
Hahah well I've seen Oldboy 13 times or probably more.

Oldboy I got a down point - as it was on tv back then and unfortunately I sit it down at the climax - then years forward when I watched it back, it's already spoiled :/ - but it's still brilliant pieces - I probably need to rewatch it tho' - opinion change overtime
Oohh sad. I know how that feels though. Trying so hard to forget about that scene but you can't and you have to live with that. But that's a drawback for you, not the others.

I see, pretty interesting to hear that in M, probably I'll try it soon.
Sure. Let me know how it was after watching.
 
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Hahah well I've seen Oldboy 13 times or probably more.
haha ofc you are, like you said it was one of your fave all time :D when in my case it's just my fave work from park chan wook

Oohh sad. I know how that feels though. Trying so hard to forget about that scene but you can't and you have to live with that. But that's a drawback for you, not the others.
yeah, obviously I put it as personal drawback. Hopefully I can see it now from another perspective nowadays.

Sure. Let me know how it was after watching.
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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

I wish it were better. I liked Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as LeFou, Ian McKellen, and Ewan McGregor. Not that I don't like Emma Watson, but I don't think she's that strong of a singer so I think she was an odd choice for the lead in a musical. I may be nitpicking a bit, but I think the camera was often too close, and would too frequently cut away to another nearby close up. I think it gave some scenes the feeling of being disconnected, rather than being bustling, or having a sense of grandeur and spectacle that I think the animated version did very well.

I think perhaps the worst thing it has going for it is that a superior version was made more than 20 years ago.

It was alright.
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Great one. I really like it.
The use of sound brought the best of fritz lang's craftmanship.









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Great one. I really like it.
The use of sound brought the best of fritz lang's craftmanship.

I know. I'm glad you liked it. And the story is so damn good too.
 
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Great one. I really like it.
The use of sound brought the best of fritz lang's craftmanship.

I know. I'm glad you liked it. And the story is so damn good too.
yeah, the story as well. I'm laugh a lot at it, I don't expect it turn to have some comedy element xD - and to think it's touch such issue :) + the climax of peter lore really nailed.

also I like The crosscut scenes, when the crime syndicate/association meeting intersect with police meeting, I'm in awe with that :D









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Great one. I really like it.
The use of sound brought the best of fritz lang's craftmanship.

I know. I'm glad you liked it. And the story is so damn good too.
yeah, the story as well. I'm laugh a lot at it, I don't expect it turn to have some comedy element xD - and to think it's touch such issue :) + the climax of peter lore really nailed.

also I like The crosscut scenes, when the crime syndicate/association meeting intersect with police meeting, I'm in awe with that :D









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I know. I'm glad you liked it. And the story is so damn good too.
yeah, the story as well. I'm laugh a lot at it, I don't expect it turn to have some comedy element xD - and to think it's touch such issue :) + the climax of peter lore really nailed.

also I like The crosscut scenes, when the crime syndicate/association meeting intersect with police meeting, I'm in awe with that :D

The police meeting was brilliant. It was shot beautifully.
Which did you like more? This or Metropolis?
 
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It was on TV. I've seen it about 4 to 5 times. 6/10

 
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M is quite great, though I didn't share the overall enthusiasm too much. I need to rewatch. It has been mentioned hundreds of times but the film is specially amazing in its use of sound and silence. It came in an early era where the possibilities of sound in cinema were not yet fully explored, and the way Lang turns this disadvantage into pure experimentation is mesmerizing. The tune we hear every time the murderer is near is enough alone and by itself to make us feel uneasy, it sets a mood. Not only accompanying the action, but preceding it. The use of silence is brilliant as well, as a contrast that reinforces the unease of many scenes.

By the way, another early sound film I recommend for its brilliant use of sound is Blackmail. Maybe not as mesmerizing and poetic as Lang's, but it's fascinating in its precision and functionality, and it came two years before, when it was even less explored. Taking that into account, some of the things Hitchcock does here and in general the skill he shows with the tool are amazing.
 
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Moonlight
Interesting and important topics to speak about (drugs, ghettos, criminals, homosexuality, bullying, black people in the US), but tries way too hard to be deep, imo and the main character plus his love are both kinda unlikable for me. It just felt forced, dunno why.
Anyway, very good movie. Maybe just not the best of the year...


Dr. Strange
Uhm... I really don't know what to think about. XD I like the Dr. House-like humour (but there is not enough of it) and the mindfucking setting / great animations very much, but the second half feels rushed and the whole movie has too much comic-feeling.
I know, that's quite unfair to critize Marvel for too much comic-feeling. XD
 
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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

Strange surrealist movie about the hypocrisy of the elite. 8/10.


 
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Felt like revisiting one of my childhood movies, The Mummy (1999), after seeing the shitty looking, depressing reboot trailer with Tom Cruise. Fun pulp adventure. 7/10.

I don't like what Hollywood has become.


 
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The Lego Batman Movie. Same as the first Lego movie, exceeded my expectations. Also none of that weird live-action shit from the last movie, a huge plus.
 
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Bambi. Better than I expected after not seeing it for a lifetime. Majestic. 8/10.


 
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American Pop 9/10







I would say this is Ralph Bakshi's best film. It wasn't as overly surrealistic as Bahkshi's 70's animated movies (Fritz, Wizards, Heavy Traffic), had far more realistic, non grotesque human character designs for all the characters , didn't feature as much gore and sexual content as those earlier movies and the live action imo mixed far better with the animation.

It was great having multiple protagonists throughout the movie considering all of them were
and in some way music affected their lives. I also liked the progression from the late 19th century to the 80's.

 
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American Pop 9/10

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Yay, it's great. It's the movie that finally sold Bakshi to me after a few attempts that turned underwhelming. The only thing I miss here is a more interesting theme for me. I still see a lot of merit in making me feel fascinated at times and in general invested in a story that is basically a tour through the history of music in the 20th Century of the US, because it's not a topic I'd usually like to spend a lot of time into. The animation is also amazing, Bakshi has always been fluid and reasonably refined but this one looks specially great. Nice gifs.

Out of the Bakshis I've seen, I'm still more into Heavy Traffic. I sort of get the comparisons with Fritz and Wizards but I think there's a lot more. Specially on the parallels with Fritz the cat; to me that one is transgression for the sake of transgression, a mere accumulation of scenes for the surreal and disturbing, heck, it was even sold like that. Heavy Traffic has to do with Bakshi, his childhood and his memories. It is also violent, it explores grotesque situations and indulges in surrealism, but in the end there's a lot of personal input that can be traced beyond all this shocking and transgressive stuff. It's Bakshi's very own and unique love song to a city, in the same way American Pop is his homage to music.
 
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John Wick: Chapter 2 was the movie I watched on www.movieberry.com/ yesterday. This story is about one guy against an army of killers. It's one of the movies I can watch a few times over and not be sick of it!
 
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Which did you like more? This or Metropolis?

i like M more than Metropolis :)

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M It came in an early era where the possibilities of sound in cinema were not yet fully explored, and the way Lang turns this disadvantage into pure experimentation is mesmerizing. The tune we hear every time the murderer is near is enough alone and by itself to make us feel uneasy, it sets a mood. Not only accompanying the action, but preceding it. The use of silence is brilliant as well, as a contrast that reinforces the unease of many scenes.
i'm still green with those era (the silent and transition to sound era) - but pretty much Jal have the summary and articulated my thought :)

By the way, another early sound film I recommend for its brilliant use of sound is [b]Blackmail.[/v] Maybe not as mesmerizing and poetic as Lang's, but it's fascinating in its precision and functionality, and it came two years before, when it was even less explored. Taking that into account, some of the things Hitchcock does here and in general the skill he shows with the tool are amazing.
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American Pop 9/10
The music used in that movie if fucking great.

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By the way, another early sound film I recommend for its brilliant use of sound is [b]Blackmail.[/v] Maybe not as mesmerizing and poetic as Lang's, but it's fascinating in its precision and functionality, and it came two years before, when it was even less explored. Taking that into account, some of the things Hitchcock does here and in general the skill he shows with the tool are amazing.
interesting, i'll look up that one
Hitchcock uses the art of silence brilliantly. The Birds and Rear Window are two other excellent examples for this. He uses silence to create suspense. Many directors do the opposite. They use sound to create it. Martin Scorsese is one the modern directors who can use silence well. Raging Bull was just genius.
 
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