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One of the best films you will ever see

  
By:  Drakkonis  •  Film  •  3 weeks ago  •  14 comments

One of the best films you will ever see
I'm here for you, Ink.

Not long ago, a blog was posted by one of our members about the ten greatest films of all time. It was a survey. I should have posted about this film but, well...

If asked what one of the five greatest films ever produced to date was, in my opinion, Ink would definitely be there. The reason I would not place it as the greatest is simply because life has many aspects to it and, concerning film, it would be impossible to rate any film as the best. That, to my mind, would depend on what aspect of life is being considered. 

Considering Ink, the film suggests that there is more to life than what our lived experiences suggests. You all know me as Christian. In spite of that, I'm not saying that this film supports Christianity. In fact, there's only one, almost casual, reference to God in the whole film. Rather, what I love about the film is that it portrays the idea that the decisions that we make have greater and more far-reaching consequences than we realize. 

Another amazing aspect of this film is that it was low budget. If memory serves, it was produced almost entirely by the producer of the film. I find that amazing as the cinemaphotography was about as good as it could be. That is, had it been filmed any other way, in my opinion, much of the story would have been lost. 

Disregard whatever you may feel about me, personally. Watch this film. Unless you're soul is completely dead, you will thank me. It's that good. 

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Drakkonis
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1  author  Drakkonis    3 weeks ago

My pick of one of the five greatest films of all time. 

 
 
 
Snuffy
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1.1  Snuffy  replied to  Drakkonis @1    3 weeks ago

I'm gonna have to go watch it then. And as luck would have it, it's currently streaming on FreeVee and Plex.

 
 
 
Drakkonis
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1.1.1  author  Drakkonis  replied to  Snuffy @1.1    3 weeks ago

I hope you do. As a Christian, I don't see this film as depicting reality as I see it, but it does an incredible job of depicting the idea that things aren't necessarily as simple as our experience suggests. That there are more important things in life than what we are led to believe. I eagerly await your reaction to the film.  

 
 
 
Snuffy
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1.1.2  Snuffy  replied to  Drakkonis @1.1.1    3 weeks ago

That was a good movie, lots of symbolism where you had to think and pay attention to the details. I agree that it's not how I depict heaven vs hell but was a good take on it. A lot of emphasis on how our actions can impact our future, the choices we made yesterday shape what today is.  I enjoyed it, thanks for the recommendation. 

 
 
 
Drakkonis
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1.1.3  author  Drakkonis  replied to  Snuffy @1.1.2    2 weeks ago

I'm glad you enjoyed it. I recall the first time I watched it. I was totally bored and, out of desperation, just picked this one. It turned out to be one of those hidden gems that makes you wonder why no one has ever heard of it. Not only did it give one lots to think about, the style the film was shot in was perfect. I really liked the way they portrayed the bad guys and most of the acting was great. I thought there should have been more pieces of the ticket than just two but still, it was just a pleasure to have seen. 

 
 
 
CB
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2  CB    3 weeks ago

I am about to watch it right now, before commenting on it. Aside: Snuffy, I often confuse your comments with Mark In Wyoming in my mind. And when I read your comment 1.1. it helps me distinguish that you are probably not the outdoorsy one. Leaving Mark to be he. (I don't know why I confuse you too, it just has been the case up to now no matter how I try. Nor do I know why I think that the 'outdoorsy' member would not have a television set with movie channel selection.)

 
 
 
Snuffy
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2.1  Snuffy  replied to  CB @2    3 weeks ago

While I live in a major metropolitan area, I dropped cable many years ago as it just wasn't worth the price. It was crazy to pay a couple hundred dollars for all those channels and only a handful were watched. Living in a major metropolitan area, I can get over-the-air TV just fine so I'm good. I do have both Netflix and Amazon TV services but that's really all. I try to not spend too much time watching TV as I would much rather get out and enjoy life.

 
 
 
CB
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2.1.1  CB  replied to  Snuffy @2.1    3 weeks ago

I hear you and its real. Actually, I hate what I pay Comcast. . . as I am old(er) now I really don't care for all the channels I have either but I have been under the weather and have not negotiated any of it away yet with the company. I may be forced to try a different carrier, because well, I am just tired of Comcast's 'big old expensive cable company' approach. I will end this line of discussion here as it is not about the movie, "Ink." :)

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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3  Mark in Wyoming     3 weeks ago

Nor do I know why I think that the 'outdoorsy' member would not have a television set with movie channel selection.)

Could be a preconceived idea of what you think Wyoming is, coupled with my stated preference of lifestyle choices.

I can assure you, I have every convenience available to anyone else, anywhere else I want to choose.

Another thing I have noticed is people see Wyoming in my moniker and think I haven't strayed far, that is a wrong assumption. I have traveled Europe, been to Arabia, been in Grenada and panama,, have stood in the surf of the Atlantic, pacific , Caribbean, gulf of mexico ,, Baltic and north seas.

Where I have chosen to be, is what is right for me, at this point and time in my existance.

 
 
 
CB
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4  CB    3 weeks ago

My view: The film has a high concept relating to father-daughter relationship turned sour by a conflict of alcohol and drug abuse detachment by the father and how 'creatures' involved themselves in a contest to take the child while the father struggled with himself and his personal surrounding drives and influences. It's kind of jumbled to watch; it is low-budget (the dream-states in the movie are 'heavily' portraited. Without giving away too much. . . it has its moments of getting the storyline across (the high concept) and a fine conclusion.

 
 
 
Igknorantzruls
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4.1  Igknorantzruls  replied to  CB @4    3 weeks ago

Is that equivalent to two thumbs up Siskel ?

 
 
 
CB
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4.1.1  CB  replied to  Igknorantzruls @4.1    3 weeks ago

My opinion (only), I like the concept, I like the independent filmmaking, I think it could/ought to have been done more efficiently ('cleaner'). Eventually, to understand the plot I had to look outside the movie for an explanation (which I found and it helped immensely). I reserve grading this independent film until I see what others may opine on it. Fair and good question, "Iggy."

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5  Buzz of the Orient    3 weeks ago

As many know, I was the member who posted the article wherein Roger Ebert, one of the greatest film critics of all time, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his work, chose what were, back then while he was still living, the best 10 movies of all time.  If one were to see the choices of the 10 best films of all time made by 10 different film critics, they would inevitably all be different, because they are personal choices no matter what methodology is professed.  The reason I chose to post Ebert's choices, some of which I agreed with and some I didn't, is only because he is my personal choice as being the greatest film critic of all time. 

Now I wish to be clear about something.  I am not, nor have I ever been a Christian.  In order for me to comment on the film it is obviously important that everyone knows that.  If I am anything at all these days I could be a tiny bit of a Buddhist because my wife and her whole extended family are Buddhists and we have in our home a small shrine featuring a small statue of GuanYin, the Goddess of Mercy  where my wife lights incense and prays on special Buddhist days.  

Now that the religious matters are settled, with respect to the movie, although I have not only never seen it, but never heard of it before, I just watched the trailer and read the synopsis on IMDb, and I must admit it looks interesting,  It would be even more interesting for the members here who are more studied in the occult than I am, but the visuals are quite striking and the concept is unique.  Although it most likely is not on any critic's list of "best movies" it is worthy of this article's author's praise.