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Author Topic: TOP STEAMPUNK MOTION PICTURES  (Read 122368 times)
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« Reply #175 on: November 17, 2008, 01:23:57 am »

Yep, the whole of Bartertown was powered by pig shit - which in turn made methane which in turn made steam power. Isn't that Steampunk? If you take Steampunk outside of Victoriana, and look at it more as futuristic technology meeting more archaic times and values, then Westworld definitely fits the bill.
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« Reply #176 on: November 17, 2008, 04:38:14 am »

I was too lazy to see if this was posted but (okay it's more Cyberpunk, so shoot me with a laser gun) Hardware. Wierd little sci-fi flick out of Britain in the 80's. And has a glorious cameo from the original goth rock grime cowboy, Carl McCoy. <3
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« Reply #177 on: November 18, 2008, 06:16:28 am »

Just warched an odd little movie last night called "The Fall." I admit it wasn't very steampunk, but check out the costumes and scenery. Absolutely beautiful. Also, Charles Darwin in a bright feather coat seemed a little steamish.
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« Reply #178 on: November 20, 2008, 08:09:32 am »


Though I don't really see the steampunk in Equilibrium... It's more of a neo-Art Deco revival aesthetic with a touch of Soviet utilitarianism, even with the airships.


Have to agree. I watched this the other night and there's nothing steampunk about it. Not a bad film after a slow start but, not SP at all despite  a few zeps.

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« Reply #179 on: November 20, 2008, 11:40:07 pm »

did anyone mentions

Sleepy Hollow,Vidocq , Full Metal Alchemist (the serie and movie), steamboy? 
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« Reply #180 on: November 21, 2008, 12:58:54 am »

No one has mention Wormtooth Nation!?!?  (at least as far as I have noticed)

Quote from: Creators of Wormtooth Nation
Geoff: I've got this steampunk idea for an underground city where no-one dies, only instead gets recycled in a postmortem game-show.
Cullen: I always thought a steampunk Midsummer Night's Dream would be cool.
Geoff: Let's do both of them!
Cullen: A Steampunk Midsummer Night's Dream set in an underground city where no-one ever dies?
Geoff: Awesome.




It was created as a series of 9 episodes that you can watch here, but its out on DVD as feature length movie that you can buy on their website now.
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« Reply #181 on: November 22, 2008, 05:16:10 pm »

How about The Abominable Dr. Phibes & Dr. Phibes Rises Again?

You can never, ever, go wrong with Mr. Vincent Price.
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« Reply #182 on: November 23, 2008, 03:52:18 am »

This thread has kicked off a movie watching marathon of sorts at my house. Today it was spiderwick chronicles, Van Helsing, and The Time Machine (2002). Tomorrow's lineup is Delicatessen, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, and Brotherhood of the Wolf. Maybe I'll scrounge up my copy of Vidocq for good measure.
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« Reply #183 on: November 23, 2008, 11:38:35 pm »

I know it's been mentioned but here's a link to it's glory..

the Amazing Screw On Head!

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in a world where they make 'Knight Rider' this was not picked up for a series....
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« Reply #184 on: November 24, 2008, 04:36:37 am »

Just finished Delicatessen. Le tout en Francais, sans sus-titres. What about that was supposed to be steampunk???
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« Reply #185 on: November 24, 2008, 08:20:08 am »


You can never, ever, go wrong with Mr. Vincent Price.

er...yes. You can.
But then again, he is so wonderfully whacky, he's even good in a BAD film! Gotta love old VP.

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« Reply #186 on: November 24, 2008, 08:47:25 am »

Somebody suggested "Orlando" too... watched it and , nope..sorry, NOTHING steampunk about that puppy at all. One part was set in Victorian England, but that doesn't make it steampunk any more than Jane Austen or Oliver Twist, is steampunk.

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« Reply #187 on: November 25, 2008, 09:47:13 pm »

Is it just me, or does Wormtooth Nation have more than a few things in common with City of Ember?
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« Reply #188 on: November 25, 2008, 11:08:13 pm »

Is it just me, or does Wormtooth Nation have more than a few things in common with City of Ember?

Having seen both I would say that they have a few things in common, 1. Post-Apocalypse underground city and 2. Oppressive Mayor/Dictator. Really, all other similarities are derivative from the first two, like a hero trying to escape to find the world above no-one believes in, only a logical conclusion when you start with the first two.
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« Reply #189 on: November 26, 2008, 12:42:21 am »

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only a logical conclusion when you start with the first two

Agreed.  Not much cause for drama when everybody gets along fine all the time and are happy with the status quo
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« Reply #190 on: November 27, 2008, 10:42:45 pm »

I say chaps!! One has just stumbled across this veritable cornucopia of celebration towards steam punk and I felt it imperative to submit a request for membership to the Chairman (who, most felicitously expedited one's request with some alacrity) in order to comment upon subject matter of this conversation.
Having perused all the pages within the periodical associated with this subject, I am somewhat alarmed that not one person has felt fit to put forward that kinematographic delight 'Dune'.
Having watched it again recently, there are many steam punk references within, one's particular favourite is the spice guilds interpretor.
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« Reply #191 on: November 28, 2008, 02:33:21 am »


Though I don't really see the steampunk in Equilibrium... It's more of a neo-Art Deco revival aesthetic with a touch of Soviet utilitarianism, even with the airships.


Have to agree. I watched this the other night and there's nothing steampunk about it. Not a bad film after a slow start but, not SP at all despite  a few zeps.

Doc
Bearing in mind Tsiolkovsky "The Father of Cosomonautics" was born in Tsarist Russia & his dreams sent Yuri Gargarin into space I would argue Soviet Utilitarianisim belongs to steampunk. [If only the Style Evil Steampunks choose]. Fair enough, the argument has about as much worth as a dog peeing on something to say thats mine, but thats what this threat, Motion Pic wise, is about. Ohhhh, the Right Stuff. Now I'm pushing my luck. But so did Chuck Yaeger. "Is that a man?" "Damn right it is boy!"
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« Reply #192 on: November 28, 2008, 04:53:37 am »

The Fall is a magnificent film. It takes place around the dawn of motion pictures in a hospital. It's only steampunk in that there's an absolutely gorgeous sequence that opens the film that almost couldn't be more Weird West if it tried and it prominently features a warped version of Charles Darwin... For those of you that care about reviews, its current IMDB score is 8.4 and is still showing in the occasional theater.


OMG!

I can't believe you mentioned that movie!

True, it's not flamboyantly steampunk, but there is just something about the film.....

I love love LOVE that movie. Bought a copy when it came out to vid. After having seen in six times in the cinemas.
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« Reply #193 on: November 29, 2008, 09:35:49 am »

the city of lost children a brilliant french bordello style film it was amazing


"The City of Lost Children"...definitely established inspiration for steampunk imagery.
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« Reply #194 on: November 30, 2008, 09:06:04 am »

Bearing in mind Tsiolkovsky "The Father of Cosomonautics" was born in Tsarist Russia & his dreams sent Yuri Gargarin into space I would argue Soviet Utilitarianisim belongs to steampunk. [If only the Style Evil Steampunks choose]. Fair enough, the argument has about as much worth as a dog peeing on something to say thats mine, but thats what this threat, Motion Pic wise, is about. Ohhhh, the Right Stuff. Now I'm pushing my luck. But so did Chuck Yaeger. "Is that a man?" "Damn right it is boy!"

then by that rationale, ANY film is steampunk, if we just say it is. Which is not the point of the thread. Equilibrium is not steampunk, neither is The Right Stuff. Both good films in their own right, but not SP. The fact is there are actually damned few films that ARE SP, and a lot that are sort of "fringe SP". And even more, that ain't.

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« Reply #195 on: November 30, 2008, 04:03:24 pm »


i must agree here with the good doctor chaps. steam punk has a very specific style city of lost children was of course a purposeful sp movie but most theat are considered sp will be adopted yet equilibrium although having archetiectual sp elements is not. it is more along the lines of a distopian futurist/totalitarion sci-fi genre. which are of course amazing glimpses into our future believe it or not the movie wall-e had a pretty grim loook at the future of the consumer culture watch it and if you notice it message me personally Smiley

Bearing in mind Tsiolkovsky "The Father of Cosomonautics" was born in Tsarist Russia & his dreams sent Yuri Gargarin into space I would argue Soviet Utilitarianisim belongs to steampunk. [If only the Style Evil Steampunks choose]. Fair enough, the argument has about as much worth as a dog peeing on something to say thats mine, but thats what this threat, Motion Pic wise, is about. Ohhhh, the Right Stuff. Now I'm pushing my luck. But so did Chuck Yaeger. "Is that a man?" "Damn right it is boy!"

then by that rationale, ANY film is steampunk, if we just say it is. Which is not the point of the thread. Equilibrium is not steampunk, neither is The Right Stuff. Both good films in their own right, but not SP. The fact is there are actually damned few films that ARE SP, and a lot that are sort of "fringe SP". And even more, that ain't.

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« Reply #196 on: December 01, 2008, 12:09:27 pm »

*gasp of horror*

Has no one thought to mention "20,000 Leagues under the Sea" -- or is that just because it's so totally assumed to be THE calibration steampunk movie that no one thinks it needs to be mentioned?

I mean ... Captain Nemo.  Brass fittings.  Red velvet couches.  Jules Verne.  The Nautilus.

*sniffles a bit*

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« Reply #197 on: December 01, 2008, 01:15:04 pm »

I'm not sure if anyone's mentioned it, but I'm going to throw out Fritz Lang's Metropolis, science fiction from 1927, steam pistons, affluent upperclass, oppressed lower class, gears! Whilst I doubt the thought going through Fritz Lang's head was "I'm going to make a steampunk flick" I would say that it provided a pillar to stand on for future steampunks.
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« Reply #198 on: December 02, 2008, 07:52:17 pm »

Hellboy 2 had lots of steamy eye candy, as did Stardust.

Whenever anyone asks "What's steampunk", though, I usually just point them towards Wild Wild West.
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« Reply #199 on: December 02, 2008, 11:28:47 pm »

Tomorrow's lineup is Delicatessen, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, and Brotherhood of the Wolf.


A quality day's viewing!
(Think I'll just watch Sky Captain on the old telly box now...)
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