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#1 kelly tippett

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 12:42 AM

I watched this back in 93. I was 23 and just fell in love with it. must have watched it over 5 times. I just bought a vhs copy off the web. It should be here in 4 to 14 days. Just out of curiousity does anyone have any interesting facts about this movie. What film was used? What camera? How long did it take to shoot? I heard he was 80- years old when he did it and it was his last film. By the way he did a thing called "the silent war" ( i think it was called) very good even though it was a government war movie about the soldiers spread of sexualy transmitted diseases.
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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 06:09 AM

Hi,

There's some discussion of it in ILM's giganto coffee-table book, regarding the effects work.

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 01:56 PM

Thanks for the tip, but what is ILM'S? I'm new here and have yet to master the lingo.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 02:57 PM

Thanks for the tip, but what is ILM'S? I'm new here and have yet to master the lingo.



ILM = Industrial Light and Magic, the Visual Effects company owned by George Lucas.
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#5 Jaan Shenberger

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 04:33 PM

I watched this back in 93. I was 23 and just fell in love with it. must have watched it over 5 times. I just bought a vhs copy off the web. It should be here in 4 to 14 days. Just out of curiousity does anyone have any interesting facts about this movie. What film was used? What camera? How long did it take to shoot? I heard he was 80- years old when he did it and it was his last film. By the way he did a thing called "the silent war" ( i think it was called) very good even though it was a government war movie about the soldiers spread of sexualy transmitted diseases.


"dreams" is one of my favorite films... a masterwork of cinema.

but it was not his last film. "madadayo" was. aside from being a great film, "madadayo" is particularly worth watching when you consider its subject matter-- an old man reflecting on his achievements and contributions as he nears death. i would highly recommend it if you enjoyed dreams.

also, i would recommend you see "dreams" on dvd instead of vhs if possible... with all those wide shots and use of texture.
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#6 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 05:09 PM

I watched this back in 93. I was 23 and just fell in love with it. must have watched it over 5 times. I just bought a vhs copy off the web. It should be here in 4 to 14 days. Just out of curiousity does anyone have any interesting facts about this movie. What film was used? What camera? How long did it take to shoot? I heard he was 80- years old when he did it and it was his last film. By the way he did a thing called "the silent war" ( i think it was called) very good even though it was a government war movie about the soldiers spread of sexualy transmitted diseases.


Ishiro Honda of Godzilla and 'The Mysterians' fame was Kurosawa's best friend.

He co-directed Kurosawa's last films. Their collaberation rejuvenated Kurosawa.
On this one he wrote and directed some of the segments.
Tunnel and Mt.fuji in Red.
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