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Wow! A 'must see' for serious film buffs


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I hate to start a new topic, but I just want to encourage as many "serious" film fans as possible to see this film. (It's too bad it was not mentioned in the 2004 "Z Channel - A Magnificent Obsession" documentary which is a real treasure trove of clips of lesser known, but highly acclaimed films.)

I have heard of "Soy Cuba" off and on for a few years (at least twice it was mentioned in DVD audio commentaries of recent films) and finally got to see it just now. From the very start I was in awe of the incredible visual imagery that is seen in almost literally every shot. The camera movements at times are incredible, especially since this was about 10 years before the development of the modern Steadicam. (I think "Rocky" in 1975 was the first mainstream U.S. film to feature Steadicam use.) This is absoulutely what you would call a visual tour de force.

- TWR

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I heard about it from PTA's commentary in Boogie Nights. I have it at home(Thankfully I have netflix). And I am going to see it tonight or soon. Hope it's good.

"You never got me down Ray, you never got me down" Raging Bull

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I'm convinced...

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I saw it and it was beautiful.. it takes time to get into it and find out what is happening but it is so great.

"You never got me down Ray, you never got me down" Raging Bull

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& don't forget that Scorsese himself apparently projects it privately to work out the shots!


I told you when I came I was a stranger

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I just watched this film literally 15 minutes ago, and I have to say it was as impressive as anything I have ever seen. Going in I wasn't convinced this type of ordeal would be able to keep me awake for 2+ hours, but it definitely kept me interested, if only to see what the director was going to try next. People who really love film do need to see this, it's really an experience. I heard about it from PTA and the inspirations on Boogie Nights, but hearing that Scorsese screens it, etc really shows how influential this movie is without ever getting recognition. Soy Cuba!

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No point in starting a new topic, cause any "serious film buff", would definitely know this movie and have either seen it or know of it and are waiting to see it.

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I want to buy this film, but wow its 40 dollars. The most I have ever payed for a movie was 10 dollars and thats for Amores Peros.

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The most I have paid for a movie was about 175 dollars (in 1978!), a super-8 mm complete sound version of King Kong 1933.

The cheapest was The Mummy's Shroud dvd, 1 dollar.



"Being lost in a film is totally fine."

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