Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

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Re: Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

#201 Post by drdoros » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:21 pm

jsteffe wrote:That's good to hear. I finally received my copy--from Milestone, two days after I placed the order with them.
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#202 Post by lady wakasa » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:49 pm

Dennis - box came today. Thanks very very much.

I have been a bit MIA on the movie front the past few years, but am making my way back slowly put surely. This is the start.

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#203 Post by drdoros » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:53 pm

lady wakasa wrote:Dennis - box came today. Thanks very very much.

I have been a bit MIA on the movie front the past few years, but am making my way back slowly put surely. This is the start.
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Re: Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

#204 Post by swo17 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:26 pm

Milestone just got very limited quantities in of all three of these boxes again.

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Re: Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

#205 Post by Oedipax » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:04 am

Super limited quantities of the three boxes are available again - with coupon code MASTERPIECES, you can get $50 off if you purchase all 3.

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#206 Post by knives » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:30 pm

jsteffe wrote:
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:15 am
The first time I viewed Man of Marble in college, I didn't have that context, but was still able to pick up on some of what Wajda was doing. To be sure, at that time the Solidarity party was in the papers. Regardless, I still found it a gripping experience, and it really sparked my interest in Eastern European cinema.

Not to denigrate Cleopatra (which I like), but Pharaoh has a lot more going for it thematically as a dissection of power. I can imagine that it resonated with Polish viewers at the time. It is FAR from being a big but empty spectacle. And it has more stylistic focus and expressiveness than Cleopatra. Many scenes are really beautifully staged. Arguably some elements (like some of the casting and dialogue) seem dated today, but I've found the film to reward repeat viewings.
I finally got to this and while I was wowed I'm not sure if I understood anything specific to Poland's situation or the Soviet Union unless Assyria is supposed to be read as a Russia standin.

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