[quote=“kidcoyote, post:7, topic:945”]One of my family members downloads movies off the internet. As a frequent flyer, I got the magazine “The Economist”, which I consider one of the best magazines in the world. Unfortunately, with the internet, I rarely have time to read it adequately. This weekend, I was reading an article about Scandinavian crime thrillers, which evidently, are taking the literary world by storm. One author, who died in 2004, wrote a the “Millenium Trilogy”, which sold 27 million copies. On Saturday, I mentioned it to my family member, and he said he had the first movie of the books, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. It was in Swedish, with subtitles(which clearly was a bit off on the subtitles, odd phrasing, etc.,done by a Swede, but certainly understandable). It was fabulous. Watched it twice. Now, going to Barnes and Noble to get the second book, The Girl Who Played with Fire. Looks like the same lead characters. Very interesting duo, a punker hacker and an investigative journalist 20 years her senior. Highly recommend the 1st movie, but it may need to be downloaded off the internet. I suppose it could be bought. Not for children under 18, IMO. Sex, violence.
I like foreign movies very much. An occasional stinker, but usually about real people, real things, which I like. I can only take so many Avatars, Batman’s, Wonderland’s, etc. North Face, a German film, was also very good, but you might get vertigo. Unreal mountain climbing scenes, Nazi Germany 1936. True story.[/quote]
I am a HUGE film buff. Foreign, classics, independant, just about anything. Since the kid I am much less involved with what is going on but it used to be a big part of my life. I used to see 30 films over 10 days at the Philly Film Fest (where Moon played last spring) but those days are gone for a while now. Anyway if you ever want a recommendation send me a PM! Some recent lesser known foreign films I’ve seen over the last few years and loved have been:
The Pope’s Toilet
Memories of Murder
All are available on DVD in this country.