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Forum: General Movie Discussion 09-18-18
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Hey MoFo, what do you think about my piano version of The Terminator?
Posted By Matteo
Hey MoFo, what do you think about my piano version of The Terminator?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvoJHMtM05U

I tried to make a sad/tragic piano version of The Terminator theme, as inspired by Brad Fidel's work in the first Terminator (1984).

I'd appreciate...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 06-30-18
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 05-25-18
Replies: 1
Newly Released 2-Hour Interview with Stanley Kubrick (1987)
Posted By Matteo
Newly Released 2-Hour Interview with Stanley Kubrick (1987)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehQf0LJVOHQ

For over 30 years, this interview was not released to the public, until now. This is really quite amazing: a two-hour interview with one of the great...
Replies: 0
Seven months ago, I bought my first digital piano.
Posted By Matteo
Seven months ago, I bought my first digital piano.

And I began teaching myself how to play. Hi MoFo; long time no talk... I have now created my first "album" (10 composed songs), which is what I have always wanted to do. Obviously, it's far from...
Replies: 69
Poll: Which social media service do you draw the line at?
Posted By Matteo
Re: Which social media service do you draw the line at?

I have no social media. I pretty much had to create a Facebook account for my research last year to recruit prospective participants, but I immediately deactivated it after it was no longer...
Replies: 134
Forced diversity in Hollywood
Posted By Matteo
I think a lot of social justice fundamentally...

I think a lot of social justice fundamentally emanates from a good spot, even if it does have some deleterious implications from time-to-time, In fact, despite what individuals like Jordan Peterson...
Replies: 134
Forced diversity in Hollywood
Posted By Matteo
The thing is, Hollywood - or film for that matter...

The thing is, Hollywood - or film for that matter - never allows things to just change 'naturally'. In every Hollywood film, there are thousands of calculated, detailed and deliberate decisions, from...
Replies: 134
Forced diversity in Hollywood
Posted By Matteo
Wait, are you telling me you do not like how...

Wait, are you telling me you do not like how Hollywood picks and chooses, how they manipulate particular cohorts (gender, ethnicity or race) into their films whilst neglecting others? I hate to tell...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 02-07-18
Replies: 54,611
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Matteo
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/ad/Casualties_of_War_poster.jpg/220px-Casualties_of_War_poster.jpg

This is one of those films I always knew existed but never watched. Up until...
Forum: Movie Forums Site Stuff 02-06-18
Replies: 13,036
Important: The MoFo Personal Pictures Thread
Posted By Matteo
Only a few months. :D

Only a few months. :D
Forum: Movie Forums Site Stuff 02-05-18
Replies: 13,036
Important: The MoFo Personal Pictures Thread
Posted By Matteo
We got a puppy recently. He is adorable. ...

We got a puppy recently. He is adorable.

http://i64.tinypic.com/2wmmctd.jpg
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Matteo's Piano Songs
Posted By Matteo
Greatly appreciated, good sir.

Greatly appreciated, good sir.
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Matteo's Piano Songs
Posted By Matteo
Matteo's Piano Songs

Hi everyone, I recently purchased my first digital piano - my first ever musical instrumental -
and I have started to create my own music. The piano has served as a great outlet for me to express...
Forum: Movie Reviews 01-25-18
Replies: 21
Phantom Thread (2017)
Posted By Matteo
A few, scattered thoughts on Phantom Thread (2018)

https://pics.filmaffinity.com/Phantom_Thread-812368742-mmed.jpg


In my opinion, this is Paul Thomas Anderson's (PTA) best film behind There Will Be Blood and Punch-Drunk Love, although this may...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 01-17-18
Replies: 135
I Walk Through The Valley: The PTA Fan Club
Posted By Matteo
Re: I Walk Through The Valley: The PTA Fan Club

I will be seeing Phantom Thread next week. I can not wait.

I maintain Paul Thomas Anderson to be one of the most distinctively singular voices in all of American film, with an almost impeccable...
Replies: 4
I recently purchased my first digital piano and have composed a song.
Posted By Matteo
Much thanks for your encouraging words, Swan....

Much thanks for your encouraging words, Swan. Yes, it is one of my first songs - I would say it is my second. The first was somewhat long and disorganised, but nevertheless coherent enough for me to...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-17-18
Replies: 14
What's your favorite movie to watch when you're sick?
Posted By Matteo
Re: What's your favorite movie to watch when you're sick?

Nothing better, I found, than watching Planes, Trains and Automobiles in the middle of winter when I was sick. The film is endlessly rewatchable and has an irreplaceable atmosphere.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-14-18
Replies: 300
Your Favourite Australian Movie
Posted By Matteo
Re: Your Favourite Australian Movie

Bad Boy Bubby (www.imdb.com/title/tt0106341/) (1993, Rolf de Heer)

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c52/FlangMasterJ/BadBoyBubbyDVDRip2.gif

Australian cinema is often discerned for its...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-13-18
Replies: 166
Mad Max: Fury Road - Most overrated movie of 2015?
Posted By Matteo
Re: Mad Max: Fury Road - Most overrated movie of 2015?

It is wonderfully refreshing, mostly because the film felt like it had a real uniform, singular vision and aesthetic sensibility despite being massive in its scale. Most contemporary action films...
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 11-30-17
Replies: 61
The Disaster Artist
Posted By Matteo
Re: The Disaster Artist

I saw this today. What a great, great film and a wonderful depiction of an elusive, eccentric yet oddly alluring alien from outer-space who had a seemingly endless supply of cash and resources to...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-13-17
Replies: 17
Your top three survival films
Posted By Matteo
Do let us know your thoughts.

Do let us know your thoughts.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-06-17
Replies: 123
Which was the best ever war movie?
Posted By Matteo
Re: Which was the best ever war movie?

Extremely tough question, although I will side with the perturbing, unnerving masterwork The Ascent, directed by Soviet female filmmaker Larisa Shepitko. It is a truly scarring and grim film,...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-06-17
Replies: 17
Your top three survival films
Posted By Matteo
Re: Your top three survival films

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e4/The_Survivalist_%28film%29.png

This is an incredibly overlooked work. A very minimalist, restrained slice of storytelling, with a hint of Tarkovsky...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-02-17
Replies: 10
Brawl in Cell Block 99
Posted By Matteo
Brawl in Cell Block 99

What a staggering performance from Vince Vaughn, and what an unflinchingly brutal film. While I still prefer the vastly underrated Bone Tomahawk, this work nevertheless still cements Craig Zahler as...