The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

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Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

Post by 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

Post by 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" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Quite a few interesting movies presented there.

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Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

Post by Skeptic » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:55 pm

Some nice documentaries available online:
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DHAMMA DANA - THERAVADA MONASTIC TRADITION IN MYANMAR

Filmed entirely in Myanmar, Dhamma Dana delves deep into the Golden Land's monastic tradition and reveals how the Burmese Buddhists find inner freedom. The film presents the Dhamma with a serene rhythm; documenting a powerfully peaceful ancient tradition that few experience first hand.

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THE TEMPLE OF THE TIGERS

Award winning Animal Planet documentary.

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WALK WITH THE MASTER - THE STORY OF THE SITES OF THE BUDDHA

MGPL has produced a 48 minutes documentary, Walk With The Master - the story of the sites of the Buddha. Our approach to the program is to detail each site associated with the life of the Buddha. We will be recalling incidents and stories associated with the site. This will help bring the site to life.

http://www.cultureunplugged.com/play/80 ... The-Buddha" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Ron Fricke: SAMSARA

Post by Ytrog » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:45 pm

I saw this movie anouncement/trailer on a site I frequent: http://vimeo.com/46273869" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

From the summary:
Expanding on the themes they developed in BARAKA (1992) and CHRONOS (1985), SAMSARA explores the wonders of our world from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man’s spirituality and the human experience. Neither a traditional documentary nor a travelogue, SAMSARA takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation. Through powerful images, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.
I think it will be a beautiful movie. :)
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Re: Ron Fricke: SAMSARA

Post by daverupa » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:43 pm

It would be interesting to compare with Koyaanisqatsi.
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Please Tell Me Your Favorite Movies/Movie Stars!!

Post by yawares » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:44 am

:heart: Dear Members :heart:

I owned almost all DVD-movies of Harrison Ford/Richard Gere/Michael Douglas/Bruce Willis/Arnold 'Terminator'/Alec Baldwin/Paul Walker/Chris Evans/Ben Afleck.[/color]

Yesterday I watched a very good movie PAPARAZZI : Action film star Bo Laramie (Cole Hauser) seems to have it all: beautiful wife, adoring son and a Malibu beach house. But his newfound fame comes with a price? he's the target of paparazzi bent on making Bo and his loved ones fodder for the tabloids. Led by a photographer, Rex (Tom Sizemore), the paparazzi become increasingly relentless, until one night their ruthless actions turn Bo and his family into victims of a terrible accident. With the police unable to help, Bo seeks vengeance on his own? and the paparazzi start falling...one by one.[/color]

Old movies that I like very much: Roman Holiday/South Pacific/Ben Hur/Planet Of The Apes/Blue Hawaii/G.I.BLUES etc.

:heart: Please tell me your favorite movies/movie stars,
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Re: Please Tell Me Your Favorite Movies/Movie Stars!!

Post by Mr Man » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:44 pm

My favorite movies are all oldies -
1: Some like it hot
2: High Noon
3: Casablanca

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Re: Please Tell Me Your Favorite Movies/Movie Stars!!

Post by Modus.Ponens » Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:49 pm

I like

1st- American Beauty
2nd- Fight Club
3rd- Inception

I also like Contact, Idioterne, Dead Poets Society, The Lord of the Rings, Cube, Spider, Solaris, The Devil's Advocate, 12 Monkeys, Inglorious Basterds, Amélie, Borat (the best comedy movie ever made), Bruno, V for Vendetta, Pulp Fiction, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Snatch, American History X and Big Fish.

Movie stars: I like Jack Nicholson, Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Samuel L. Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, etc.
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Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

Post by Hanzze » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:59 am



Anybody have seen this film? Looks somehow very tibetan.
Just that! *smile*
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Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

Post by beeblebrox » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:17 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31WEBwFpULg

"The Fourth Dimension," it's a collection of three films. The second one (Chronoeye) is the best out of three, and I think worth watching... you can skip to it (29:33). The guy wasn't happy even while looking through the eye of Jesus.

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Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

Post by alan... » Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:54 am

so are we ever going to get a good quality "life of buddha" film that is a regular movie (ie: not a documentary)?

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Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

Post by lilawheel » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:34 pm

The Big Lebowski is subject of a new book--it's more Mahayana. 'The Dude Abides'

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Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

Post by alan... » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:55 pm

don't know if anyone knows but there's a great cartoon buddha movie called "legend of buddha" out right now that is really great.

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Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

Post by Benjamin » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:40 am

I recently watched the new film by Ron Fricke, Samsara, and it has its fair share of Dhamma. It has no narration, no dialogue, but plenty to say through its footage.




Baraka, by the same creator, is also highly recommended.
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Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

Post by alan... » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:54 am

Benjamin wrote:I recently watched the new film by Ron Fricke, Samsara, and it has its fair share of Dhamma. It has no narration, no dialogue, but plenty to say through its footage.




Baraka, by the same creator, is also highly recommended.
i've been interested in this movie but wary as from the trailer i don't see dhamma. can you specify what is dhamma in it?

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