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« Reply #125 on: July 24, 2008, 09:55:37 am »

"The Great Race" (1965) and "Those Magnificent
Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from
London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes" (1965).

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« Reply #126 on: July 30, 2008, 07:11:11 am »
*Guilty Pleasure alert*

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« Reply #127 on: July 30, 2008, 08:37:09 am »
*Guilty Pleasure alert*

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Seconded! Also (to a lesser extent) Carry on Cowboy & (especially) Carry On Screaming.
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Re: TOP STEAMPUNK MOTION PICTURES
« Reply #128 on: July 30, 2008, 10:27:18 am »

"The Great Race" (1965) and "Those Magnificent
Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from
London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes" (1965).

Glad someone else liked that one :-)

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Here are a few highlights :

Professor Fate's Rocket Stunt
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Professor Fate's Torpedo Stunt
http://tinyurl.com/6cds5q

Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines
http://tinyurl.com/6ofddj
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Re: TOP STEAMPUNK MOTION PICTURES
« Reply #129 on: July 30, 2008, 03:04:08 pm »
My votes are: Porco Rosso, and  Steamboy. and A Series Of Unfortunate Events - if only for Emily Browning... *day dreams*

I'm also partial to movies such as the Road to Perdition, Cindarella Man, Master and commander, and though it doesnt really fit steampunk, M. Night's The Village was a great movie to me too.

and plus one for The Illusionist!
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« Reply #130 on: July 31, 2008, 09:49:19 am »
Has anyone mentioned Metropolis yet? Perhaps more industrial/futuristic looking than Steampunky but I think there are elements within it.

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« Reply #131 on: July 31, 2008, 02:18:09 pm »
Has anyone mentioned Metropolis yet? Perhaps more industrial/futuristic looking than Steampunky but I think there are elements within it.

Abraxas did on page 1 but that's OK.
Thanks for posting that great picture!

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« Reply #132 on: July 31, 2008, 04:31:53 pm »
Has anyone mentioned Metropolis yet? Perhaps more industrial/futuristic looking than Steampunky but I think there are elements within it.

Abraxas did on page 1 but that's OK.
Thanks for posting that great picture!

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Tsk, I looked through to page 4 but my eyes mustn't have registered it!
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« Reply #133 on: July 31, 2008, 06:29:19 pm »
I've seen plenty of the films mentioned,
but I can't seem to figure out what films inspire the
pirate like/gun wearing outfits,
can someone give me specific examples of what movies that look draws from?

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Re: TOP STEAMPUNK MOTION PICTURES
« Reply #134 on: July 31, 2008, 06:45:54 pm »
I've seen plenty of the films mentioned,
but I can't seem to figure out what films inspire the
pirate like/gun wearing outfits,
can someone give me specific examples of what movies that look draws from?

Its a while since I've seen them so I can't remember how Steamy they are but:
Baron Munchausen
Yellowbeard
Time Bandits

Alternatively its cos dressing up like a pirate and going "yaaar" is a big bundle of fun and I'll take any opportunity I can :P

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« Reply #135 on: August 06, 2008, 12:32:27 pm »
Has anyone mentioned Metropolis yet? Perhaps more industrial/futuristic looking than Steampunky but I think there are elements within it.

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I finally got to see Metropolis last week.  I had decided there was absolutely nothing on satellite TV one night, when I noticed that a French language public TV channel was showing Metropolis.  So, I watched it -- with the original German intertitles, subtitled in French.  (My ability to read and translate both languages simultaneously was not quite up to the speed with which the titles disappeared, but I managed to get the gist of the story from the French anyway.)

I thought there were some really wonderful visual images, especially of "the machine" and the robot, although I had already seen most of these images in clips and stills.

The story was rather muddled, though, and there were some rather long, tedious scenes of the actors simply "emoting" in the stereotypical manner of silent films.

I was really taken with Rotwang, though.  He seems to have been the archetype of the Mad Scientist for so many later films.  [Indeed, I think John Lithgow's Dr. Lizardo/Lord Wharfin in Buckaroo Banzai was an homage to this archetype.]

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« Reply #136 on: August 07, 2008, 03:36:33 pm »
my top three steampunk movies:

1) Casshern
2) Dark City
3) Wild Wild West

But others worthy of mention (not sure been posted here already)

Serenity/ Firefly
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Re: TOP STEAMPUNK MOTION PICTURES
« Reply #137 on: August 10, 2008, 03:12:34 pm »
I forgot to mention Dust Devil
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« Reply #138 on: August 10, 2008, 05:03:14 pm »
In case anyone missed the news, an original theatrical release length print of Metropolis has been found and will be released at some point in 2009.

"'Metropolis' Footage Found and Faint Whispers of a Blu-ray Edition in 2009"

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Re: TOP STEAMPUNK MOTION PICTURES
« Reply #139 on: August 10, 2008, 05:06:11 pm »
In case anyone missed the news, an original theatrical release length print of Metropolis has been found and will be released at some point in 2009.

"'Metropolis' Footage Found and Faint Whispers of a Blu-ray Edition in 2009"
Happy happy happy!!! Thank you.

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« Reply #140 on: August 10, 2008, 05:21:01 pm »
Also, by some strange coincidence I have a .divx file of Jasper Morello, not sure how I came by it. ;)

I'm sure if anyone wished to "dispose" of it for me an arrangement could be come to.

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Re: TOP STEAMPUNK MOTION PICTURES
« Reply #141 on: August 10, 2008, 06:39:10 pm »
I forgot to mention Dust Devil
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Dust Devil is awesome
and the five disc collectors edition released by Subversive ALSO includes the very strange documentary "The Secret Glory" about the genuine occult nazis who were looking for The Holy Grail amongst other things... some of their explorations to Greenland are still classified... makes a nice companion piece to the first Hellboy movie. ;)

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« Reply #142 on: August 10, 2008, 06:43:12 pm »
I forgot to mention Dust Devil
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Dust Devil is awesome
and the five disc collectors edition released by Subversive ALSO includes the very strange documentary "The Secret Glory" about the genuine occult nazis who were looking for The Holy Grail amongst other things... some of their explorations to Greenland are still classified... makes a nice companion piece to the first Hellboy movie. ;)

I have the 5 disc edition on order  ;)

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« Reply #143 on: August 10, 2008, 10:58:08 pm »
"The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao" may not be considered completely steampunk, but it is set in the early 20th century, and the story concerns a creepy carnival that comes to town (with strange creatures on exhibit, such as  "The Pan" and "The Abominable Snowman") and has "lessons" for those who view its exhibits.

Filmed in 1964, it stars Tony Randall and Barbara Eden, and blew me away as a kid (though the "special effects" will seem cheesy today).  I really thought those creatures were real! :)

I recommend this film for those who like fantasy.

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« Reply #144 on: August 12, 2008, 06:33:42 pm »
i happen to like and enjoy watching LOEJ , mainly for Stewart Townsend and the lovely Mina..plus THAT car..oh got to sit in that you know!

i would say Shanghai Noon and Knights are vaguely steampunk

The recent Steve Coogan 'Around the world in 80 days' has elements

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« Reply #145 on: August 13, 2008, 09:23:02 pm »
So many good films, so little time.. Oh for a life a lesuire.

I would throw out there Nate and Hayes. perhaps a bit late in the genre, but the development of armoured steamship verses traditional pirate vessel..


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« Reply #146 on: August 13, 2008, 09:27:48 pm »
Almost forgot, Also Turetskiy Gambit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374298/, in russian, but you may be able to find with subtitles.


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« Reply #147 on: August 14, 2008, 12:44:51 pm »
Just a little news: Dark City has been released on Blu-Ray in a new extended cut :)

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« Reply #148 on: August 20, 2008, 07:42:58 am »
Perhaps I'm blind .... but nobody talks about "TAXANDRIA", 1994 belgian film by animator Raoul Servais (with a big visual work from François Schuiten)

Perhaps isn't it steampunk enough ?

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« Reply #149 on: August 20, 2008, 04:05:03 pm »
"TAXANDRIA", 1994 belgian film by animator Raoul Servais (with a big visual work from François Schuiten)

Well, it's a film I've never heard of, and it is exceedingly hard to find out about online, but I think it looks fantastic. Good call, I'd say; I'll be keeping an eye out for it.
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