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Re: Zen/Buddhist films

Postby fukasetsu on Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:28 pm

The scribbler, just watched it, great film.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2396721/

Not directly about Buddhism but can't find the other movie thread
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Re: Zen/Buddhist films

Postby littletsu on Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:55 pm

An interesting short film.
The Walker by Tsai Ming-liang.

http://vimeo.com/49339358
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Re: Zen/Buddhist films

Postby Ted Biringer on Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:04 am

Didn't see these two - Both are excellent.

1. Heaven & Earth - Tommy Lee Jones (Actor), Oliver Stone (Director)
2. The Drummer - Jaycee Chan (Actor), Kenneth Bi (Director)
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Re: Zen/Buddhist films

Postby fukasetsu on Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:20 pm

I found interstellar to be a great movie, expected a sci fi flick but the movie is about Love (in a sci fi jacket)
one of my all time favourites.
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Re: Zen/Buddhist films

Postby [james] on Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:05 pm

Though not overtly a Zen/Buddhist film, whenever Tigerduck mentions charnel ground meditation I am reminded of this episode of a series titled "Working Man's Death". Although it has been broadcast on public television I would suggest approaching with caution.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ch8zL2_oWk
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Re: Zen/Buddhist films

Postby littletsu on Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:03 pm

There is a little Zen flick inside of this episode of Samurai Champloo, which is an anime series.
It starts at 15:54. There is even a katsu shout in it! :)

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Re: Zen/Buddhist films

Postby Gregory Wonderwheel on Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:43 pm

fukasetsu wrote:I found interstellar to be a great movie, expected a sci fi flick but the movie is about Love (in a sci fi jacket)
one of my all time favourites.


That's a good definition of all great science fiction. The core themes of sci-fi range between the of love for humanity as a whole and the love of another person and how that transforms and ennobles us. And isn't that the bodhisattva story as well? Theodore Sturgeon was especially great at telling the tale of human realization.

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Re: Zen/Buddhist films

Postby Gregory Wonderwheel on Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:46 pm

fighlite wrote:click reply, in the text box, click the "youtube" button above the text box on the right. you should get something that looks like this in the text box:
[ youtube] [ /youtube]

paste the entire url between the bracketed words.

When that doesn't work the most common reason is that the URL address begins with "https" instead of just "http". If you find "https" then you have to remove the "s".
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Re: Zen/Buddhist films

Postby partofit22 on Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:24 pm

I just stumbled on a website last night called spirituality and practice and they've a film section, according to year, which is kind of neat-

http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/films/features.php?id=26448

I loved The Adjustment Bureau with Emily Blunt and Matt Damon- Loosely based on the short story Adjustment Team by Philip K Dick-

A few newer films I've enjoyed:

The Fault In Our Stars

The Theory of Everything

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Re: Zen/Buddhist films

Postby Monk Rob on Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:04 pm

Favorite 'Zen' films:

1. Being There (1979)
-Similar to the story of The Cucumber Sage
2. Revolver (2005)
-"The mind is everything. What you think you become."-Buddha
3. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
4. Peaceful Warrior (2006)
-Based on true story
5. Groundhog Day (1993)
-Life...Just this...Pay attention
6. Amongst Whit Clouds (2005)
-Documentary following hermit monks in China
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Favorite 'Zen' Films

Postby Monk Rob on Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:05 pm

Favorite 'Zen' films:

1. Being There (1979)
-Similar to the story of The Cucumber Sage
2. Revolver (2005)
-"The mind is everything. What you think you become."-Buddha
3. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
4. Peaceful Warrior (2006)
-Based on true story
5. Groundhog Day (1993)
-Life...Just this...Pay attention
6. Amongst Whit Clouds (2005)
-Documentary following hermit monks in China
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Re: Zen/Buddhist films

Postby partofit22 on Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:17 am

Monk With A Camera is now on Netflix- I've not watched it yet- Has anyone?
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Re: Zen/Buddhist films

Postby TTT on Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:27 am

I dont know if its a good one.
Intersteller a new Movie. Its about travaling in space. It seemes fine. Big stars, animations and a lot of money behind it. I have just bought it so i think i will see it. Its on post order.
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Re: Zen/Buddhist films

Postby fukasetsu on Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:04 pm

partofit22 wrote:Monk With A Camera is now on Netflix- I've not watched it yet- Has anyone?


Just grabbed a torrent, will probably watch it tonight after the Red Wings game :)
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Re: Zen/Buddhist films

Postby fukasetsu on Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:06 pm

TTT wrote:I dont know if its a good one.
Intersteller a new Movie. Its about travaling in space. It seemes fine. Big stars, animations and a lot of money behind it. I have just bought it so i think i will see it. Its on post order.


Best movie ever TTT (well one of them) I'm looking forward to your review, there's a "deep" message in it (I hope you catch it) I even was brought to tears a few times (which never happens in movies)
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Re: Favorite 'Zen' Films

Postby fukasetsu on Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:12 pm

We got a few threads about this, some are called "film" other "movies" which I always forget when using the search function.

Anyways here's a few that come to mind;
The thirteenth floor (question "reality")
Interstellar (Love)
Jacob's ladder (Bardo)

Favourite movie on the topic of Buddhism is;
Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring)
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Re: Zen/Buddhist films

Postby partofit22 on Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:48 pm

fukasetsu wrote:
partofit22 wrote:Monk With A Camera is now on Netflix- I've not watched it yet- Has anyone?


Just grabbed a torrent, will probably watch it tonight after the Red Wings game :)


I never could understand torrents, how to get them, how to watch them- But I wound up watching (Monk w/ camera) last night on Netflix and enjoyed it- Also borrowed Interstellar DVD from the library-
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Re: Zen/Buddhist films

Postby fukasetsu on Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:55 pm

You get a torrent software client (like utorrent 2.0.4) then go to a torrent index site, then click add torrent, then it downloads and you watch the file. :PP: If you're smart then you'd also know how to mask IP, add IP filters (blocking government and anti piracy police) in your systems application data folder etc. :heya: But hearing it I would advice against it :lol2:

Did you see Interstellar already?
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Re: Zen/Buddhist films

Postby partofit22 on Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:21 pm

fukasetsu wrote:If you're smart then ..
I think we know such a thing is not to be :lol2:

No, I've not watched it yet- :heya:
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Re: Zen/Buddhist films

Postby partofit22 on Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:25 am

fukasetsu wrote:You get a torrent software client (like utorrent 2.0.4) then go to a torrent index site, then click add torrent, then it downloads and you watch the file. :PP: If you're smart then you'd also know how to mask IP, add IP filters (blocking government and anti piracy police) in your systems application data folder etc. :heya: But hearing it I would advice against it :lol2:

Did you see Interstellar already?


No .. not yet- :) I wound up watching Whiplash ..
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