jpmelville

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  1. Same for me. It reached a point where I had to start making my own. I became fascinated with the idea of turning documentary into fiction. Here is the trailer from my first picture...
  2. So, I originally posted part of this in “Ghost of Tsushima” review thread, but I believe that it is too rich of a topic for it to be buried in there... What is incredible to me is how Akira Kurosawa’s films have inspired so many other works during the past 40 years. Star Wars was a complete rip-off of Kurosawa’s “The Hidden Fortress”, from the plot, dialog and characters. “Seven Samurai” inspired the American Western, ”The Magnificent Seven,” et al. If you know the story of Kurosawa and how the powers that be in Japanese cinema told this master artist that he was no longer a viable filmmaker, leading to his attempt at suicide, I truly hope that “Ghost of Tsushima” will inspire all of us in the gaming community to explore the films of this legendary filmmaker. If I could recommend one of Kurosawa’s films, it would have to “Rashomon”. What makes it so compelling is how it examines the subjective nature of truth. When considering the current state of the world that we live in, one could argue that this film is more important today than ever before. What films of Kurosawa do you recommend? Or, do you plan on watching his films for the first time after playing “Ghost of Tsushima?”
  3. Have you tried Amazon? Amazon have a small handful of AK films available, to digitally rent.
  4. It has been too long for me since I remembered my passion for the cinema. Perhaps you and I can write critical reviews on here in the same vein as Godard and Truffaut before they became filmmakers?
  5. You just reminded me of another film that changed how I looked at the cinema... “Stray Dog”, partly filmed on the streets of Tokyo after it was bombed into oblivion after WWII. A story about a detective that has his gun stolen, then leads to his gun being used by the perpetrator in a murder. The detective sets out to solve the case, in brilliant fashion.
  6. Platinum #200. Alien Isolation
  7. What is incredible to me is how Akira Kurosawa’s films have inspired so many other works during the past 40 years. Star Wars was a complete rip off of Kurosawa’s “The Hidden Fortress”, from the plot, dialog and characters. “Seven Samurai” inspiring the American Western, ”The Magnificent Seven,” et al. If you know the story of Kurosawa and how the powers that be in Japanese cinema told this master artist that he was no longer a viable filmmaker, leading to his attempt at suicide, I truly hope that “Ghosts of Tsushima” will inspire all of us in the gaming community to explore the films of this legendary filmmaker.
  8. I’ve learned that when I bring attention to these games, it helps me remember to finally play them... considering that we play so many as it is. With that, I also would like your Persona 5 platinum. I haven’t played a JRPG since White Night Chronicles and I have been told that Persona 5 is amazing. Great job with that one as well. Do you recommend it?
  9. My Name is Mayo. Great job.
  10. My Name is Mayo
  11. In the year 1960, the world was in an uproar when Alfred Hitchcock killed off Janet Leigh during the opening of a little film titled, PSYCHO. Arbitrary rules are always meant to be broken. There is a difference between these rules and your opinion.
  12. Further evidence that we are living in a perpetual world of, “I’m right and your wrong.” Here is an idea, if you don’t like something, put your brain to use and go out and create something on your own. Holy smokes, Cyberpunk can’t get here fast enough... “There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” Oscar Wilde
  13. My Name is Mayo
  14. My Name is Mayo
  15. Super Meat Boy. Congratulations on that one.
  16. 3 1/2 hours to complete’The Shadows Rushed Me”.
  17. My name is Mayo
  18. My Name is Mayo.
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  20. My Name is Mayo.
  21. If you would like, send me a friend request (jpmelville) and I will invite you to a 2 player EA trial. This may get you back into the server.
  22. Yes, sir. I am working on my final single player trails as I write this (17 June 2020).
  23. I would happily take your Batman Arkham Asylum platinum. I've determined that I am too salty to be able to complete those combat challenges.
  24. I can confirm that as of 17 June 2020, the servers are still active. This dlc has been removed from the PS store, but it is still playable if you purchased it prior.