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Postby Hayden » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:43 pm

Just wanted to post a good movie to watch regarding 'Metropolis'...

If you haven't seen it, it has Keifer Sutherland and is kinda cheesy, but it's a great movie about a Metropolis, in a sense.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:06 pm

So is the movie 'Metropolis', in a sense.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:30 pm

I've been waiting for what seems remarkably like forever for someone to start a movie or music thematic thread. I felt like it would be so very selfish of me to do it, after all, I did start the text thread.

And then when it finally happens, it's for a single movie.

Other movies that might fit the theme and variations: Blade Runner, Metropolis. Tokyo is definitely a player in the Godzilla movies. Chinatown?
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Postby ygmir » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:16 pm

Rollerball...........that's all I gotta say.
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Postby Hayden » Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:20 am

The movie is 'Dark City'

It centers around the story of these 'strangers' (alien types) who try and discover the human soul by shifting the 'metropolis' around everynight at midnight. They change people's lives, memories, physical structures, etc. Everything freezes at midnight and they go to work, moving bodies to new homes and injecting them with new memories of a made up life in order to study.

The new structures literally erupt out of the ground or morph from a low-income 1-bedroom flat to a massive, marbled grand entrance to a mansion.

It's interesting for a B-movie type casting.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:09 am

The Batman movies. Take a close look at Gotham City.

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Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:47 am

When watching Dark City, it's a good idea to turn up the brightness on your TV...

There are a lot of parallels between the Matrix and Dark City, seen it a few times now, it's hardly a "B" type movie, with Jennifer Connelly,William Hurt, and Kiefer Sutherland in it.

Here is a free link, if you wanna watch it.
http://www.megavideo.com/?v=Z4EVNTYS
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:04 am

After his performance in Young Guns, Kiefer Sutherland remains forever psychotronic.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:18 am

With the crap that Hollywood pumps out, this is probably a good thing for him, with 24 being the exception, of course(hehe).75 movies and 195 episodes of 24=fat cash, regardless.
I thought Mirrors and Flatlinerswas pretty good, along with Monsters -v-Aliens(voiceover).
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Postby archeolojust » Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:34 pm

Chicago. It is "Gotham" after all. Concept art for buildings/cities, too.

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:42 am

It's not Goddamn City? :D

How you going to build a cityscape in your theme camp?
how did Helco make theirs?

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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:16 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:How you going to build a cityscape in your theme camp?

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:46 am

Thank you - I haven't seen any other pictures of Barbarian Camp until now. :)

That's little flower and Wolfe playing quietly like good little virgins. ;)

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Postby ygmir » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:39 pm

*noting Wolfe on all fours, and, LF behind him with a pointy hat*
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:10 am

Yeah, you wash your hands after you finish "noting". :D

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Postby CapSmashy » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:20 pm

For scenic reference...

Book of Eli
Doomsday
I Am Legend
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Postby Hayden » Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:50 pm

CapSmashy wrote:For scenic reference...

Book of Eli
Doomsday
I Am Legend


The Road
28 Days Later
The Postman


I can't believe nobody has talked about The Matrix. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes. It's a fake metropolis. It only exists in your mind.
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Postby archeolojust » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:47 pm

The anime "Blame!", while odd, is definitely neat in concept for a metropolis. Mankind built machinery that would build buildings for them...and the machines never stopped. They just kept on building until humans couldn't find each other amidst the maze-like city. hundreds and hundreds of stories high, and as a machine reached an older already built part it would tear it apart and rebuild it, so if you ventured out...you were never sure if you could get home the same way...if at all.

An art project that popped up bigger each night like that would be neat.
Or changed, like in dark city.

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Postby trystanthegypsy » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:16 am

Gene Generation! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0438052/usercomments

The movie is not that great but the lead played by Bai Ling is smokin hot. If you suspend your disbelief at the incredibly low budget crappy CGI, the metropolis concept is quite strong. Especially the flying pirate airship things, those are cool.

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Postby CornStar » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:39 am

New Jack City
City of God
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Postby LexUnscripted » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:06 pm

Sky Blue might also be a good one to watch, here a link to the trailer if you wanna take a peek: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6PQ9HDLSkE

@trystanthegypsy I saw that film, the story was weak as piss, but the scenery was brilliant.
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Postby Finnegan » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:03 pm

I'd add Akira and Brazil. Dark City is a great mind-fuck movie.
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Postby Risky » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:30 pm

yeah! Loved Brazil.

Deniro was so young.

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:21 am

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