There is only one place left up for grabs
The thread title is now inaccurate.
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There is only one place left up for grabs, though if you do miss out on full membership, sub-membership will be available.
Sub-members will be allowed to watch, and comment on the movies chosen by the full members, but they will not be able to vote for, or propose the movie of the month.
Also, any comments they may make will be ignored.
I don't remember voting for this rule boss, where's my democracy gone?!
If it's monthly (which seems sensible) then that's probably fair enough. Although it should probably be a bit like your VAT bill, forget about missing it once after a certain time elapses.
Just a proposal Ben, we'll vote soon.
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Not really, there are still places for sub-members.
Read the rules Ben, read the rules.
Just for the truth of things and keep the members box organised:
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But, who will be number 6?
I am not a num...actually yes I am.
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Your not num! You're member number 4!
When you say "arthouse and world cinema" are you thinking only of films available in the English language?
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No. I think we'll get quite a few foreign language films proposed, personally, most of the films I enjoy are foreign language, but it's not exclusively so.
I think a lot of members of this forum watch arthouse, world cinema, and under the radar films, but there wasn't a thread where we could really recommend films to each other, and talk about what we liked.
I'm actually not over knowledgeable on these kind of movies, so I'm looking at it as an educational exercise, as well as a way of enjoying myself.
If that is the ethos of the group, then perhaps I could add some value. However I will explain my starting position, to allow any of the existing 5 members to object if needed.
I too would be looking at the club as an educational exercise - I haven't watched many films all the way through in recent months (the last time I went to the cinema, was to watch Django Unchained - but that is not the type of film the club is interested in). There are several reasons including the fact that living near Toulouse, my mind is elsewhere on the long Summer evenings, plus most of the films available on free TV (or at the cinema) are in French, and to date watching a whole film in French, taxes my mind too much during those Summer evenings.
However I know that I have to improve my grasp of spoken French, so I would be interested to make the effort during the coming months to watch more films in their entirety (although if the film is in english, that would be a bonus). Also some french films can have complex plots, so the opportunity to discuss them with the group, could help my understanding.
My concerns are that I do not have a list of films to recommend on day 1, and that some of the french films that I recommend, may turn out not to be available through online distributors, and that this may be an issue for other club members.
Sounds reasonable to me. I've done a few trawls though French films on lovefilm over the last few months and there's pretty good availability, certainly of the better known directors. I guess one of the advantages of BBB's suggestion that three films be put forward is that one can be selected not only on preference but also on availability. I wouldn't worry about not having any to put forward at the moment (I go to a book club and almost never suggest the next book), as long as someone does then everyone gets to watch something.
I agree with Ben, welcome to the club. We now have our 6 members, now it's time to make the rules.
The first rule of Film Club is: You DO NOT talk about Film Club.
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This is going to be a short lived club, in that case...
The first thing I would like to know - having seen how my wife's book club works - is whose house we are going to go round to get drunk and forget about talking about the films, since none of us will have watched it?
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