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Until the Light Takes Us - BM Documentary

Discussion in 'RC' started by Reign in Acai, May 15, 2009.

  1. Reign in Acai

    Reign in Acai Gnats before thy gums

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    This is slated to hit artsy fartsy movie houses in all major metropolises nationwide w/ a subsequent dvd release.

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    Until the Light Takes Us is a feature length documentary chronicling the history, ideology and aesthetic of Norwegian black metal - a musical subculture infamous as much for a series of murders and church arsons as it is for its unique musical and visual aesthetics. This is the first (and only) film to truly shed light on a movement that has heretofore been shrouded in darkness and rumor and obscured by inaccurate and shallow depictions. Featuring exclusive interviews and verité with the musicians, a wealth of rare, seldom seen footage from the "Inner Circle"s earliest days, Until the Light Takes Us explores every aspect of the controversial movement that has captured the attention of the world. This is the movie that gets inside the minds and hearts of black metal's musicians. The filmmakers moved to Norway, living and filming there for two years. The movie is not about them though - it's about the extraordinary people and events that make black metal unique, unforgettable, and inevitable. This is black metal as seen through the eyes of those who created it, of those who live it, of those who are at the center of the story of black metal.

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  2. Hell Mike

    Hell Mike fuck melodic black metal

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    ten bux says I've seen it ten times over without even having seen it
     
  3. Reign in Acai

    Reign in Acai Gnats before thy gums

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    Even so, it would be worth a gander for the presentation alone.

    Lords of Chaos comes to life w/ 40minutes of UFO bonus footage.
     
  4. J.

    J. Old Fart

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    i would be interested in seeing it. i even think my wife would find it interesting
     
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    ...fucking...fuck.


    I don't think I need to comment on this.

    The clips look pretty ok, but I really want somebody that is passionate about the music and ideas behind metal to make a fucking documentary about metal. Well...if there has to be one at all.


    EDIT: Before someone takes this the wrong way, this isn't because they are 'normal' looking or anything else idiotic like that. They admit themselves that they only became 'intrigued' by the scene when it was presented to them. Since it looks like an ok film I am probably over reacting here, but imagine what someone who actually has been a metalhead there whole life and is passionate could have done with the subject if they had the opportunity these filmmakers did.
     
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  6. Climb Thar Hill

    Climb Thar Hill not family oriented

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    So it's basically a couple of indie rockers attaching themselves to black metal. brb, goin' to starbucks
     
  7. Reign in Acai

    Reign in Acai Gnats before thy gums

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    What was with the 15 second montage of fast food joints?!? The bint looks pregnant, is that her various cravings throughout the day?!?
     
  8. EricT

    EricT Don't you ever get...

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    I'm surprised this wasn't at Sundance this last year, I'd of seen it. The people who made it seem like the Sundance type. Maybe next year if a DVDSCR doesn't come out online first. Maybe Sundance was over metaled already with Anvil, haha.
     
  9. WhiteBeastofWotan

    WhiteBeastofWotan Apostitutes!

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    i have no interest in this film
     
  10. Ars Magna

    Ars Magna Ars Magna Recordings

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    I'll certainly watch this if given the opportunity.
     
  11. Reign in Acai

    Reign in Acai Gnats before thy gums

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    More dates announced...

    New York, NY - starts Dec 4th @ Cinema Village on 12th St.
    Austin, TX - starts Nov 20 @ Alamo Ritz, downtown
    New Orleans, LA starts Nov 27 @ Zeitgeist
    Detroit, MI starts Nov 27 @ Burton Theater
    Grand Rapids, MI starts Dec 4 @ Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)
    Providence, RI starts Dec 4 @ Cable Car Cinema
    Los Angeles, CA starts Dec 11 @ Laemmle Sunset 5
    Houston, TX starts Dec 10 @ Alamo Drafthouse West Oaks
    Denver CO starts 1/29 @ Starz Theater
    Chicago Il - Siskel Theater - just waiting on date
     
  12. Evil?

    Evil? omghaxlol!1

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    I just got back from seeing Until the Light Takes Us, and it was very good. it was different than I expected to be. I was afraid it was going to be another Black Metal 101 doc. but it really wasn't. Sure, they spent a decent amount of time on the "big" topics, being the church burnings and the murder of Euronymous, but outside of that, the time spent with Fenriz and Vikernes (who are he main subjects of the film)was interesting.

    The biggest surprise and perhaps greatest strength of the film was its mood and atmosphere. I actually left the theater feeling rather down and depressed. The film really shows a side of Fenriz most people are not familiar with. Gone are his jokes and goofy singing and in their place you get to see a man who seems to be feeling a great sense of loss at seeing what is becoming of something he has dedicated his life to. He is very quite and withdrawn the a majority of his time on film and re-living some of the events of his life via sharing them with the directors seems to take a toll on his attitude. It makes you think about the fact that we as listeners sometimes seem to forget that the people killed and imprisoned within the scene where friends to people like Fenriz. Vikernes comes across as very intelligent and not really all that crazy.

    The film does have a small arc involving Frost of Satyricon that is mostly forgettable and does not really add anything besides one hilarious scene. If this is playing near you I would recommend checking it out. Unless you are very unfamiliar with the BM scene you probably won't learn anything but it is interesting hearing certain things directly from those involved and it grants a certain insight into their feelings on everything.
     
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    Ars Magna Ars Magna Recordings

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    I'm looking very forward to seeing this. Even if it wasn't all that well done, it's certainly better than seeing Twilight II. :heh:
     
  14. EricT

    EricT Don't you ever get...

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    There's a screening here tonight... gonna go if the snow lets up a bit (fuck snow driving).
     
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    Agalloch The Purest of Doom

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    I thought it was complete shit.
     
  16. EricT

    EricT Don't you ever get...

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    Yeah, I'm not going up to see it... still a fucking blizzard. Was supposed to let up, now they're saying we're due for a foot more by morning.
     
  17. Reign in Acai

    Reign in Acai Gnats before thy gums

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    I havent seen this sadly, I live in a wasteland that no one knows about so I doubt the film will ever reach here :( (New Zealand)
     
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    neal wizard in black

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    thanks jerry!
     
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