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Good Film for my TC friends

Postby Lordo » Tue Nov 09, 2021 11:42 pm

If you think life is hard, have a look at this film. It gives you a good idea how life is in some parts of the world.

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Re: Good Film for my TC friends

Postby Kikapu » Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:26 pm

Lordo wrote:If you think life is hard, have a look at this film. It gives you a good idea how life is in some parts of the world.



Last time I watched a Turkish film was “YOL” in the 80’s which had won some international awards for foreign films and was also stared by the same actor, Tarik Akan as in this film.

As bad as this film was in every way, cinematography was great which I enjoyed watching it.

Best part was when the father told the doctor that his son was wetting the bed so he gave him cigarettes to smoke to cure him but it did not work so he asked for medication for him as you see the kid with a cigarette in his hand. :D
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Re: Good Film for my TC friends

Postby Lordo » Wed Nov 10, 2021 11:08 pm

Here is Yol.

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Re: Good Film for my TC friends

Postby Pyrpolizer » Thu Nov 11, 2021 6:40 pm

Kikapu wrote:
Last time I watched a Turkish film was “YOL” in the 80’s which had won some international awards for foreign films and was also stared by the same actor, Tarik Akan as in this film.


They advanced a lot. Imo quality film making declines in holiwood and advances elsewhere, no wonder how "Parasite" a North Korean film smashed the oscars in 2019. French films still rank very high, but I found it surprising how many top quality films come up from the east including middle east. Out of the top of my head I would reccomend "a separation"-Persian, All the films of the director of "taxi tehran" and from Turkey "babam ve oglum", and "winter sleep".
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Re: Good Film for my TC friends

Postby Kikapu » Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:18 am

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Kikapu wrote:
Last time I watched a Turkish film was “YOL” in the 80’s which had won some international awards for foreign films and was also stared by the same actor, Tarik Akan as in this film.


They advanced a lot. Imo quality film making declines in holiwood and advances elsewhere, no wonder how "Parasite" a North Korean film smashed the oscars in 2019. French films still rank very high, but I found it surprising how many top quality films come up from the east including middle east. Out of the top of my head I would reccomend "a separation"-Persian, All the films of the director of "taxi tehran" and from Turkey "babam ve oglum", and "winter sleep".


Totally agree with you that Hollywood does not produce great movies as they once did. They produce many mediocre films with mediocre actors to satisfy the masses in their own groups, to try to earn as much money as possible by volume/quantity over quality. The days of great actors and screenplays in movie making seems to be a lost art as more and more movies with special effects has become more and more popular. I can’t remember the last time I have been to the cinema to watch a movie that I really wanted to see.

Thanks for the tips on the movies you had listed to watch. :D
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Re: Good Film for my TC friends

Postby Paphitis » Sat Nov 13, 2021 3:34 pm

Pyrpolizer wrote:
Kikapu wrote:
Last time I watched a Turkish film was “YOL” in the 80’s which had won some international awards for foreign films and was also stared by the same actor, Tarik Akan as in this film.


They advanced a lot. Imo quality film making declines in holiwood and advances elsewhere, no wonder how "Parasite" a North Korean film smashed the oscars in 2019. French films still rank very high, but I found it surprising how many top quality films come up from the east including middle east. Out of the top of my head I would reccomend "a separation"-Persian, All the films of the director of "taxi tehran" and from Turkey "babam ve oglum", and "winter sleep".


Parasite is a South Korean film.

You know, the extremely advance South Korea with a massive automobile industry and which is one of the richest and most advance economies in the world? Henceforth, able to spend big money to make big budget films. If you think Tim pot North Korea can do anything like that when most of the population can’t even access the internet, then you are in la la land. Mmm, another great Hollywood title…

Bit still, the Hollywood film industry is by far the biggest in the world. The only country that comes close is India with its massive market and Bollywood.

But still Hollywood is in a league of its own. Why? Because that’s where the money is. That is where the best actors go and are, and they have the biggest market by far as English speakers meaning that they have a market of 3.5 billion English speakers globally.

No one can compete with that.

Turkish TV, and I won’t beat around the bush here, Greek movies as well are generally speaking total horseshit.

No one can top Hollywood. Hence why all the best entertainers, comedians, actors go to America generally and more specifically tend to congregate in LA. And for theatre, Broadway is by far also where you go to find the best shows, cabarets and musicals. Sure, there are great shows all over the world, but Broadway (NYC) is where the big lights are and as Sinatra says, there is no place like New York. You make it there, you make it anywhere. That applies to this day.
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Re: Good Film for my TC friends

Postby Paphitis » Sat Nov 13, 2021 3:52 pm

The US entertainment industry is firmly in control in virtually every country in the world. Not just in English speaking countries. Even in Cyprus. You all watch American film everyday as it is on your TV channels, you all search their movies on the internet, through YouTube, Netflix, Disney Channel and HBO.

As such, America has the biggest influence on your youth, not just in Cyprus but everywhere and in all 4 corners. Hence why our youth wear NBA guernseys, and wear baseball caps back to front. That’s Americanisation by stealth.

And it’s not just in Cyprus. It’s throughout the EU. Even Eastern European states like Russia. Everyone wears an American flag or Reebok sneakers. It’s because wherever you are, you turn on the TV, and chances are there is an American movie on the screen. Even in countries where there is no English. There is an American film on tv, with subtitles. That’s wherever you are and wherever you go. From Saudi Arabia, to China. Russia to Sudan. Cyprus, to Greece.

It’s everywhere.

They have so much influence on our psyche, our kids in Australia, who use to spell the Queen’s English, now spell like Americans. It’s infiltrated our schools. And our education system will not mark incorrectly if someone uses US standard spelling.

And it starts from a very young age. What are the cartoons we all watched? We all grew up on Disney, Bugs Bunny, Popeye, Flintstones, Sesame Street and so on.

Whether you like it or not. American pop culture is all around us and virtually in every country. And with social media, it’s even more so all around us. It’s impossible to get away from it.

Even to this day, with The Simpsons, and Family Guy, the Americans are in our brains each hour of every day we are awake. From when we turn on the TV, or Radio, or go into social media, which they control.

Not just that, but America is on every device we have, whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, or the smart phone we have or the computer we have - Windows or IOS.

So Pyro, pull out the American Flag and put it on your porch dude. America has invaded your brain whether you like it or not and it’s winning the pop culture war whether you like it not.

I wrote this post through an American device that has an IOS American operating system, was probably made in China, using Australian resources.

So choose your poison. Gates, Steve Jobs, or Zuckerberg. Or perhaps you want to buy a Tesla or go to space with Elon Musk or Bezos.
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Re: Good Film for my TC friends

Postby Pyrpolizer » Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:02 pm

Paphitis wrote:
Pyrpolizer wrote:
Kikapu wrote:
Last time I watched a Turkish film was “YOL” in the 80’s which had won some international awards for foreign films and was also stared by the same actor, Tarik Akan as in this film.


They advanced a lot. Imo quality film making declines in holiwood and advances elsewhere, no wonder how "Parasite" a North Korean film smashed the oscars in 2019. French films still rank very high, but I found it surprising how many top quality films come up from the east including middle east. Out of the top of my head I would reccomend "a separation"-Persian, All the films of the director of "taxi tehran" and from Turkey "babam ve oglum", and "winter sleep".


Parasite is a South Korean film.
Oops yes, I just lost orientation.


You know, the extremely advance South Korea with a massive automobile industry and which is one of the richest and most advance economies in the world? Henceforth, able to spend big money to make big budget films. If you think Tim pot North Korea can do anything like that when most of the population can’t even access the internet, then you are in la la land. Mmm, another great Hollywood title…

Bit still, the Hollywood film industry is by far the biggest in the world. The only country that comes close is India with its massive market and Bollywood.

But still Hollywood is in a league of its own. Why? Because that’s where the money is. That is where the best actors go and are, and they have the biggest market by far as English speakers meaning that they have a market of 3.5 billion English speakers globally.

No one can compete with that.

Turkish TV, and I won’t beat around the bush here, Greek movies as well are generally speaking total horseshit.

No one can top Hollywood. Hence why all the best entertainers, comedians, actors go to America generally and more specifically tend to congregate in LA. And for theatre, Broadway is by far also where you go to find the best shows, cabarets and musicals. Sure, there are great shows all over the world, but Broadway (NYC) is where the big lights are and as Sinatra says, there is no place like New York. You make it there, you make it anywhere. That applies to this day.
You missed the point. QUALITY.
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Re: Good Film for my TC friends

Postby Pyrpolizer » Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:22 pm

Paphitis wrote:The US entertainment industry is firmly in control in virtually every country in the world. Not just in English speaking countries. Even in Cyprus. You all watch American film everyday as it is on your TV channels, you all search their movies on the internet, through YouTube, Netflix, Disney Channel and HBO.

Speak for yourself. I wouldn't watch American trash even if you 'd pay me.
From the last 40 movies I watched there's only one Australian, "Charlies Country" that was worth watching and one British "I, Daniel Blake". The last American quality film that I watched was "brokeback mountain" but thatwas 15 years ago. Can you providea list of quality American films for the last 10 years?


As such, America has the biggest influence on your youth, not just in Cyprus but everywhere and in all 4 corners. Hence why our youth wear NBA guernseys, and wear baseball caps back to front. That’s Americanisation by stealth.

Are you going to advertise us the American sub-culture now?

And it’s not just in Cyprus. It’s throughout the EU. Even Eastern European states like Russia. Everyone wears an American flag or Reebok sneakers. It’s because wherever you are, you turn on the TV, and chances are there is an American movie on the screen. Even in countries where there is no English. There is an American film on tv, with subtitles. That’s wherever you are and wherever you go. From Saudi Arabia, to China. Russia to Sudan. Cyprus, to Greece.

It’s everywhere.

They have so much influence on our psyche, our kids in Australia, who use to spell the Queen’s English, now spell like Americans. It’s infiltrated our schools. And our education system will not mark incorrectly if someone uses US standard spelling.

And it starts from a very young age. What are the cartoons we all watched? We all grew up on Disney, Bugs Bunny, Popeye, Flintstones, Sesame Street and so on.

Whether you like it or not. American pop culture is all around us and virtually in every country. And with social media, it’s even more so all around us. It’s impossible to get away from it.

Even to this day, with The Simpsons, and Family Guy, the Americans are in our brains each hour of every day we are awake. From when we turn on the TV, or Radio, or go into social media, which they control.

Not just that, but America is on every device we have, whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, or the smart phone we have or the computer we have - Windows or IOS.

So Pyro, pull out the American Flag and put it on your porch dude. America has invaded your brain whether you like it or not and it’s winning the pop culture war whether you like it not.

I wrote this post through an American device that has an IOS American operating system, was probably made in China, using Australian resources.

So choose your poison. Gates, Steve Jobs, or Zuckerberg. Or perhaps you want to buy a Tesla or go to space with Elon Musk or Bezos.
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Re: Good Film for my TC friends

Postby Paphitis » Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:04 am

Pyrpolizer wrote:
Paphitis wrote:The US entertainment industry is firmly in control in virtually every country in the world. Not just in English speaking countries. Even in Cyprus. You all watch American film everyday as it is on your TV channels, you all search their movies on the internet, through YouTube, Netflix, Disney Channel and HBO.

Speak for yourself. I wouldn't watch American trash even if you 'd pay me.
From the last 40 movies I watched there's only one Australian, "Charlies Country" that was worth watching and one British "I, Daniel Blake". The last American quality film that I watched was "brokeback mountain" but thatwas 15 years ago. Can you providea list of quality American films for the last 10 years?


As such, America has the biggest influence on your youth, not just in Cyprus but everywhere and in all 4 corners. Hence why our youth wear NBA guernseys, and wear baseball caps back to front. That’s Americanisation by stealth.

Are you going to advertise us the American sub-culture now?

And it’s not just in Cyprus. It’s throughout the EU. Even Eastern European states like Russia. Everyone wears an American flag or Reebok sneakers. It’s because wherever you are, you turn on the TV, and chances are there is an American movie on the screen. Even in countries where there is no English. There is an American film on tv, with subtitles. That’s wherever you are and wherever you go. From Saudi Arabia, to China. Russia to Sudan. Cyprus, to Greece.

It’s everywhere.

They have so much influence on our psyche, our kids in Australia, who use to spell the Queen’s English, now spell like Americans. It’s infiltrated our schools. And our education system will not mark incorrectly if someone uses US standard spelling.

And it starts from a very young age. What are the cartoons we all watched? We all grew up on Disney, Bugs Bunny, Popeye, Flintstones, Sesame Street and so on.

Whether you like it or not. American pop culture is all around us and virtually in every country. And with social media, it’s even more so all around us. It’s impossible to get away from it.

Even to this day, with The Simpsons, and Family Guy, the Americans are in our brains each hour of every day we are awake. From when we turn on the TV, or Radio, or go into social media, which they control.

Not just that, but America is on every device we have, whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, or the smart phone we have or the computer we have - Windows or IOS.

So Pyro, pull out the American Flag and put it on your porch dude. America has invaded your brain whether you like it or not and it’s winning the pop culture war whether you like it not.

I wrote this post through an American device that has an IOS American operating system, was probably made in China, using Australian resources.

So choose your poison. Gates, Steve Jobs, or Zuckerberg. Or perhaps you want to buy a Tesla or go to space with Elon Musk or Bezos.


Yes I can provide dozens of quality American films in the last 10 years or more.

So many to choose. Such as Hunger Games. And with quality actors. The Americans have it all tapped with their actors and also with non American actors who go there - like Mel Gibson and Nicole Kidman.

The US film industry makes good films. It is far superior to let’s say the Australian Film Industry. There are the occasional great Aussie Productions like Underbelly. The one you mention isn’t one of them imo.

But the Aussie Film Industry is extremely advanced. It’s just that the Aussie Film Industry in reality is American as most of the movies are combined Aussie and American. Many of the American films are actually shot in Australia with Fox Studios and 20th Century Fox etc which you guessed it - owned by Murdoch who owns all the media in Australia, most of it in the UK and a big chunk of the US Market. Harry Potter, was filmed in New Zealand. Unquestionably American but with NZ Film industry and I think Aussie Film industry involvement as well but who are we kidding. Big films like that are American. They only chose to film in NZ because the NZ topography suited them. Nothing more.

All our best actors, go to America. I mean look at them all. There must be 20 odd actors with Aussie twangs trying to have an American accent. Mel Gibson, Nicole and so many more.

Where the American studios excel is in their special effects. Not uncommon sometimes for a US film costing tens of millions to make in order to get the big name actors which are all in LA to begin with, or get the best stunt teams and special effects specialists. I’m talking about special effects like we saw in the Matrix, Star Wars and many more.

Where have you seen that before and that level of investment?
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