Who am I Zen Noir

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  • Seiryu
    Member
    • Sep 2010
    • 620

    Who am I Zen Noir

    Cool Video

    [youtube] [/youtube]
    Humbly,
    清竜 Seiryu
  • Kyotai

    #2
    Re: Who am I Zen Noir

    Entertaining as well

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    • Dokan
      Friend of Treeleaf
      • Dec 2010
      • 1222

      #3
      Re: Who am I Zen Noir

      I watched this just last week and turned it off after 20 minutes. Maybe I missed something...just didn't get it.

      Gassho

      Dokan
      We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
      ~Anaïs Nin

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      • Seiryu
        Member
        • Sep 2010
        • 620

        #4
        Re: Who am I Zen Noir

        Originally posted by Dokan
        I watched this just last week and turned it off after 20 minutes. Maybe I missed something...just didn't get it.

        Gassho

        Dokan
        There is a lot going on in this movie. on the surface it doesn't make any sense, and there are some points of (O_o)
        but it is worth the watch....just for the idea....
        Humbly,
        清竜 Seiryu

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        • Tb
          Member
          • Jan 2008
          • 3186

          #5
          Re: Who am I Zen Noir

          Hi.

          I my humble opinion, "Zen noir" is one of the best "Zen"movies of all times.
          Simply superb.

          I mean, just look at this...

          [youtube] [/youtube]

          Mtfbwy
          Fugen
          Life is our temple and its all good practice
          Blog: http://fugenblog.blogspot.com/

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          • Jundo
            Treeleaf Founder and Priest
            • Apr 2006
            • 39221

            #6
            Re: Who am I Zen Noir

            I found it a pretty good low budget flick, but ya have to be a fan of both Zen stereotypes, old noir detective movies, Mickey Spillane and the like. I have actually known a few Zen Sangha (there are a few now) so disfunctional that things are not so far from that! :|

            The part at the end about the orange (if I recall, its been awhile) is pretty darn good.

            Maybe it would be right for our film club.

            Gassho from the Balcony, J
            ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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            • Rimon
              Member
              • May 2010
              • 309

              #7
              Re: Who am I Zen Noir

              Originally posted by Jundo
              IThe part at the end about the orange (if I recall, its been awhile) is pretty darn good.
              I agree. It mixes the detective inquiry with a sort of cinematic zen koan to tell a moving parable.

              Gassho

              Rimon
              Rimon Barcelona, Spain
              "Practice and the goal of practice are identical." [i:auj57aui]John Daido Loori[/i:auj57aui]

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              • Hoyu
                Member
                • Nov 2010
                • 2020

                #8
                Re: Who am I Zen Noir

                Jundo wrote:
                Maybe it would be right for our film club.
                Hi All,

                Zen Noir is already on our list

                Gassho,
                Hoyu/John(Treeleaf Usher)
                Ho (Dharma)
                Yu (Hot Water)

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                • Shohei
                  Member
                  • Oct 2007
                  • 2854

                  #9
                  Re: Who am I Zen Noir

                  Hi Just going to toss in my 2 cents for all its worth and it aligns with Fugens

                  Okay first time I watched I giggled at the stereo types put forth, the interesting posture .... To be honest some of the very pointed stereotypical "Zenny" ( i do not like to use that term but will as its well understood) attitudes - I LOVED the fellows Who's on first routine (WHAT IS YOUR NAME?) Articulate Lotus flowing from the source... I mean AWESOME -and face it we ...well I will say I as not to offend or drag anyone down with me... I have been just about to that same level pompous assery (maybe not out loud...maybe though, and people were just to kind to say so ) and it happens. Great mirror in a way...look at it!

                  However I get that it could be misconstrued as garbage...but like sifting the rice and sorting out the pebbles, perhaps in this case you may find its like sifting through pebbles (kinda neither for me) sorting out the rice... Frankly which ever way it is there are real gems in there- the orange scene top to bottom, just sitting for his first time (heck we have all been there to a degree and sometimes go back!), trying to get out, who am I etc
                  I think tomorrow I will re watch this.

                  Gassho
                  Silent Awakening, True Calm...

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                  • Jinyu
                    Member
                    • May 2009
                    • 768

                    #10
                    Re: Who am I Zen Noir

                    Hi!

                    Beautiful movie... a bit of non-sense and our mind doesn't like it. It felft like being on a boot at sea ... during a storm... you just don't know where the thing is going to :wink:

                    Originally posted by Shohei
                    Okay first time I watched I giggled at the stereo types put forth, the interesting posture .... To be honest some of the very pointed stereotypical "Zenny" ( i do not like to use that term but will as its well understood) attitudes - I LOVED the fellows Who's on first routine (WHAT IS YOUR NAME?) Articulate Lotus flowing from the source... I mean AWESOME -and face it we ...well I will say I as not to offend or drag anyone down with me... I have been just about to that same level pompous assery (maybe not out loud...maybe though, and people were just to kind to say so ) and it happens. Great mirror in a way...look at it!

                    However I get that it could be misconstrued as garbage...but like sifting the rice and sorting out the pebbles, perhaps in this case you may find its like sifting through pebbles (kinda neither for me) sorting out the rice... Frankly which ever way it is there are real gems in there- the orange scene top to bottom, just sitting for his first time (heck we have all been there to a degree and sometimes go back!), trying to get out, who am I etc
                    Thank you for this sincere comment Shohei... I appreciated it very much!
                    Jinyu aka Luis aka Silly guy from Brussels

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                    • Nenka
                      Member
                      • Aug 2010
                      • 1238

                      #11
                      Re: Who am I Zen Noir

                      I liked this film a lot. Pretty good commentary by Brad Warner on the DVD, too.

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