The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

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Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

Post by daverupa » Sat May 21, 2011 7:17 pm

Theravadidiliana wrote:Here's the trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSd2oqDzEPA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Princess Mononoke creature cameo @ :37

Try Revolver, a fairly decent movie talking directly about the elimination of the Self (in an Asura realm, if you like).
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Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

Post by effort » Sat May 21, 2011 7:34 pm

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Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

Post by Jhana4 » Sat May 21, 2011 9:45 pm

The old "Kung Fu" series from the 1970s with David Carradine holds up very well.

Each episode is a morality play or a story with a positive, educational theme. The protagonist, the Shaolin Buddhist monk who is a fugitive conveys that there is nothing finer than meditation and being free from desire, but he also has tremendous strength within worldly terms but is restrained in its use. Good lessons and interesting stories.
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buddhist movies

Post by befriend » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:49 pm

hello, are there any good buddhist movies besides the hollywood buddhist movies like seven years in tibet. ive seen spring summer fall winter spring or whatever it is i forgot what its like. any recommedations? that are theravadan? metta, befriend
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Re: buddhist movies

Post by Fede » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:21 pm

try this one.

Steven Segal isn't in it..... :jumping:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsara-DVD-Sha ... 869&sr=1-1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: buddhist movies

Post by befriend » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:25 pm

cool are there any on youtube or hulu i dont have to buy?
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Re: buddhist movies

Post by Jason » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:27 pm

A few I like are:

The Buddha Comes to Sussex (short documentary on YouTube)

My Friend the Monk (short documentary online)

Act Normal (full-length documentary)

Buddha's Lost Children (full-length documentary, can also be found on YouTube)

Amongst White Clouds (full-length documentary online)
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Re: buddhist movies

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Re: buddhist movies

Post by Zom » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:02 pm

The best movie is Kung-Fu-Panda 1.

Several very nice canonical episodes are found there -)

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Re: buddhist movies

Post by mikenz66 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:27 pm

I haven't seen any movies that really address Theravada issues, though Nang Nak does include Leung Por Toh http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0217680/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

As far as actually addressing Buddhist issues I think that
Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East?: A Zen Fable http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097195/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; is truly excellent. Not so easy to watch as Samsara, or Spring ...since there's little action, no sex, no attempt at being entertaining, but it's well worth the effort.

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Re: buddhist movies

Post by Ytrog » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:01 pm

Most of the movies mentioned here I've already seen. I also want to add Dharma Rising: http://www.idfa.nl/industry/tags/projec ... 7cf16dbe22" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Alas, not viewable online, though I have found a link for dutch viewers:
Part 1: http://www.boeddhistischeomroep.nl/uitz ... tYear=2011" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Part 2: http://www.boeddhistischeomroep.nl/uitz ... tYear=2011" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I must admit that I haven't seen it myself yet, but I find the premise interesting.

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Just saw part one. Really recommended. :anjali:
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Movie Talk

Post by danieLion » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:11 pm

Hi friends,

Watched a few flix over the "holidays," thought I'd share.

Horrible Bosses was funnier than I thought it would be and I'd recommend it for a good laugh.

Woody Allen's You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger was surprisingly good too (even has a "re-incarnation" sub-plot of sorts).

And the HBO series Bored To Death is almost as good as Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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Re: Movie Talk

Post by Jason » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:29 pm

danieLion wrote:Hi friends,

Watched a few flix over the "holidays," thought I'd share.

Horrible Bosses was funnier than I thought it would be and I'd recommend it for a good laugh.

Woody Allen's You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger was surprisingly good too (even has a "re-incarnation" sub-plot of sorts).

And the HBO series Bored To Death is almost as good as Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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Re: Movie Talk

Post by Ytrog » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:38 pm

While not a movie I can recommend the anime "Stein's gate" :popcorn:
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Re: Movie Talk

Post by danieLion » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:41 pm

Thanks for the recommendations Jason & Ytrog!
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