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The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

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Re: Movie Talk

Postby danieLion » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:15 am

Hi Jason,
I like those kind of movies.

Your description reminded me of another movie I loved called Blindness with Julieanne Moore. It was based on a Pulitzer or Nobel prize winning novel by the same name.

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Re: Movie Talk

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:19 am

A bit of off topic, but I think the Nobel winning novel was another one by the same writer, José Saramago. The name in english is "Baltasar and Blimunda". I searched wikipedia and the Nobel Prize page, but they don't confirm what I'm saying.

He and Egas Moniz are the only Nobel prize winners of my country.
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Movie Talk

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Re: buddhist movies

Postby Buckwheat » Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:18 am

Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: buddhist movies

Postby rowboat » Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:08 am

Rain soddens what is covered up,
It does not sodden what is open.
Therefore uncover what is covered
That the rain will not sodden it.
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Re: buddhist movies

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:24 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Movie Talk

Postby chownah » Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:23 am

So far this year I have only watched one movie...it was Quinn's clay animation "The Adventures of Clayman Pt1". Mr. Quinn was careful in not letting the epic scope of the subject turn his work into a quagmire of complexly related but unneccessary detail....and in keeping with his minimal treatment he did not use sensational special effects nor spectacular cinematics which would have only detract from the tight focus on the essential quality of his work. The pace is appropriately even throughout and Mr. Quinn is masterfuf in his ability to not let the excitement of the plot development seduce him into a dash to the finish which would have only diminished the final statement which is very clearly "there is more to come". Kudos to Mr. Quinn and with such success on first attempt I'm sure that we are all sitting on the edge of our seat in anticipation of Pt2!!!

The uncut version of this work can be found here:
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Mr. Quinn can be contacted at Dhamma Wheel for permission to download for personal use only and for submitting proposals for showing at commercial houses.

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Re: Movie Talk

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Re: Movie Talk

Postby Ben » Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:48 am

Thank you Chownah, you have made Quinn's day!

Kim:
I haven't seen the King's Speech but I watched a documentary on the George VI's speech impediment and his speech therapist. It was excellent.
I also watched the first part of Pratchett's "Going Postal" - didn't get around to watching Part 2 due to social function on Christmas Eve. I haven't checked but I think Part 2 got recorded and is in the black box under the TV.

The stand out viewing experience was when I watched "District 9" with my son at home. It would have to rate as one of the worst science fiction movies of all time. I persevered until his computer overheated (4/5 of the way through) which I think was probably a self-protection mechanism by the computer because the movie was so baaaad! My 16-year-old son loved it and we had a good time sitting, watching it and talking about it.

Apart from that I have been enjoying some reruns of trashy US programs on late night TV and the second series of "Lie to Me" is good.
kind regards,

Ben
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Re: Movie Talk

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Re: buddhist movies

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Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

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Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

Postby chownah » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:54 pm

Mr. Quinn (aka Blu5monkey) has released his latest work titled "The Adventures of Mr Clay Pt:2" and frankly I can honestly say that for me all expectations have been exceeded. The emerging artist has shown considerable deepening in the use of characters and emotional content.....but beware......this is not the frolick in the meadow which you might have expected to result from Pt:1....no indeed. I don't want to spoil the show but I do advice Little Bow Peep that she may have a very long wait.
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Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

Postby gavesako » Mon May 28, 2012 3:16 pm

INTERNATIONAL BUDDHIST FILM FESTIVAL 2012 BANGKOK TRAILER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l3H_U3H ... re=g-all-u

Quite a few interesting movies presented there.

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Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

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Ron Fricke: SAMSARA

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Re: Ron Fricke: SAMSARA

Postby daverupa » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:43 pm

It would be interesting to compare with Koyaanisqatsi.


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