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Films I gotta see, pt. 86
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poisoned rose
2014-04-03 18:28:47 UTC
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Recently added about 50 titles to my gotta-see list, all at once. A big
injection of Fassbinder, for starters. So, the list is the longest it
has been in quite awhile.

The last 10 films I saw and crossed off: The Italian Straw Hat (1928),
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (1975),
Skyfall (2012), Zazie Dans le Metro (1960), The Saddest Music in the
World (2003), Nymphomaniac 1 & 2 (2013), The Great Beauty (2013) and
Buffet Froid (1979). Liked Zazie the most...did not much like
Nymphomaniac 1 (frustrated with a homely, inept actress in all the sex
scenes).

Also recently saw and very much liked Closely Watched Trains, Les
Cousins and Open City, even though none of those were explicitly on my
checklist.

Gotta see...

Les Vampires (1915)
The Spiders, Part 1: The Golden Lake (1919)

The Spiders, Part 2: The Diamond Ship (1920)
Aelita, Queen of Mars (1924)
Tartuffe (1925)
The Lost World (1925)
The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927)
The Man Who Laughs (1928)

Hell's Angels (1930)
The Story of the Fox (1930)
Un Carnet de Bal (1937)

L'Eternel Retour (1943)
Hue and Cry (1947)
The Eagle with Two Heads (1948)
Drunken Angel (1948)

Bellissima (1952)
The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)
Wuthering Heights (1954)
Street of Shame (1956)
Kisses (1957)
The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
Endless Desire (1958)
Le Beau Serge (1958)
Stolen Desire (1958)
A Town of Love and Hope (1959)
La Fièvre Monte à El Pao (1959)

Accattone (1961)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Paris Belongs to Us (1961)
Black Test Car (1962)
Harakiri (1962)
Heaven and Earth Magic (1962)
Salvatore Giuliano (1962)
Magnet of Doom (1963)
The Insect Woman (1963)
Strip-Tease (1963)
An Actor's Revenge (1963)
The Wedding Party (1963)
Black Peter (1964)
Gate of Flesh (1964)
Intentions of Murder (1964)
Manji (1964)
One Way Pendulum (1964)
Chimes at Midnight (1965)
Red Beard (1965)
Rotten to the Core (1965)
The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
Red Angel (1966)
The Closet (1966)
The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)
A Man Vanishes (1967)
Anna (1967)
Band of Ninja (1967)
Black Lizard (1968)
Death Laid an Egg (1968)
Flesh (1968)
Kuroneko (1968)
Partner (1968)
Profound Desires of the Gods (1968)
The Man Without a Map (1968)
Un Film Comme Les Autres (1968)
A Gentle Woman (1969)
Eros Plus Massacre (1969)
Katzelmacher (1969)
Love Is Colder Than Death (1969)
The Italian Job (1969)
Z (1969)

Claire's Knee (1970)
Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
Gods of the Plague (1970)
Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970)
The American Soldier (1970)
The Ear (1970)
The Traveling Executioner (1970)
Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)
Beware of a Holy Whore (1971)
Bleak Moments (1971)
Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)
The Decameron (1971)
The Merchant of Four Seasons (1971)
The Touch (1971)
Whity (1971)
Dear Summer Sister (1972)
Heat (1972)
Ongaku (1972)
Rocker (1972)
Sleuth (1972)
The Seduction of Mimi (1972)
Some Call It Loving (1973)
World on a Wire (1973)
Arabian Nights (1974)
Effi Briest (1974)
Martha (1974)
Phase IV (1974)
Coonskin (1975)
Fear of Fear (1975)
India Song (1975)
Mandingo (1975)
Chinese Roulette (1976)
Duelle (Une Quarantaine) (1976)
Je, Tu, Il, Elle (1976)
Salon Kitty (1976)
Satan's Brew (1976)
Sebastiane (1976)
The Scar (1976)
Nasty Habits (1977)
Providence (1977)
The Stationmaster's Wife (1977)
Despair (1978)
Just a Gigolo (1978)
The Manitou (1978)
Bloody Kids (1979)

Breaking Glass (1980)
Grown-Ups (1980)
Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980)
The Falls (1980)
Christiane F.: A True Story (1981)
Lili Marleen (1981)
Identification of a Woman (1982)
Labyrinth of Passion (1982)
Moonlighting (1982)
Vortex (1982)
Next of Kin (1984)
No End (1985)
Dogs in Space (1986)
Sleepwalk (1986)
Family Viewing (1987)
Damnation (1988)
Manifesto (1988)
Fear, Anxiety & Depression (1989)

Gorilla Bathes at Noon (1992)
Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
Don't Drink the Water (1994)
Satantango (1994)
The Kingdom (1994)
Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)
The Death of a Composer: Rosa, a Horse Drama (1999)

La Commune (Paris, 1871) (2000)
Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician (2001)
Strumpet (2001)
The Fall of the Louse of Usher (2001)
Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns (2002)
Dogville (2003)
Saraband (2003)
The Tulse Luper Suitcases Part III - From Sark to Finish (2003)
Don't Come Knocking (2005)
What Is It? (2005)
Monks: The Transatlantic Feedback (2006)
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Mellodrama (2008)
Passing Strange (2009)
The White Ribbon (2009)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
The Turin Horse (2011)
Jobriath, A.D. (2012)
To the Wonder (2012)
Greetings from Tim Buckley (2012)
I'm So Excited (2013)
Her (2013)

Say something interesting about any of these.
w***@gmail.com
2014-04-03 18:36:52 UTC
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Post by poisoned rose
Say something interesting about any of these.
I really wish you would break these lists into bite-size chunks. There are numerous films in that list that I could comment on and in order to do so requires all sorts of cutting and pasting and deleting and so on. Plus, the larger number of films to comment on necessitates shorter comments.
m***@gmail.com
2014-04-03 18:45:16 UTC
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Post by poisoned rose
Recently added about 50 titles to my gotta-see list, all at once. A big
injection of Fassbinder, for starters. So, the list is the longest it
has been in quite awhile.
The last 10 films I saw and crossed off: The Italian Straw Hat (1928),
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (1975),
Skyfall (2012), Zazie Dans le Metro (1960), The Saddest Music in the
World (2003), Nymphomaniac 1 & 2 (2013), The Great Beauty (2013) and
Buffet Froid (1979). Liked Zazie the most...did not much like
Nymphomaniac 1 (frustrated with a homely, inept actress in all the sex
scenes).
Also recently saw and very much liked Closely Watched Trains, Les
Cousins and Open City, even though none of those were explicitly on my
checklist.
Gotta see...
Les Vampires (1915)
The Spiders, Part 1: The Golden Lake (1919)
The Spiders, Part 2: The Diamond Ship (1920)
Aelita, Queen of Mars (1924)
Tartuffe (1925)
The Lost World (1925)
The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927)
The Man Who Laughs (1928)
Hell's Angels (1930)
The Story of the Fox (1930)
Un Carnet de Bal (1937)
L'Eternel Retour (1943)
Hue and Cry (1947)
The Eagle with Two Heads (1948)
Drunken Angel (1948)
Bellissima (1952)
The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)
Wuthering Heights (1954)
Street of Shame (1956)
Kisses (1957)
The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
Endless Desire (1958)
Le Beau Serge (1958)
Stolen Desire (1958)
A Town of Love and Hope (1959)
La Fièvre Monte à El Pao (1959)
Accattone (1961)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Paris Belongs to Us (1961)
Black Test Car (1962)
Harakiri (1962)
Heaven and Earth Magic (1962)
Salvatore Giuliano (1962)
Magnet of Doom (1963)
The Insect Woman (1963)
Strip-Tease (1963)
An Actor's Revenge (1963)
The Wedding Party (1963)
Black Peter (1964)
Gate of Flesh (1964)
Intentions of Murder (1964)
Manji (1964)
One Way Pendulum (1964)
Chimes at Midnight (1965)
Red Beard (1965)
Rotten to the Core (1965)
The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
Red Angel (1966)
The Closet (1966)
The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)
A Man Vanishes (1967)
Anna (1967)
Band of Ninja (1967)
Black Lizard (1968)
Death Laid an Egg (1968)
Flesh (1968)
Kuroneko (1968)
Partner (1968)
Profound Desires of the Gods (1968)
The Man Without a Map (1968)
Un Film Comme Les Autres (1968)
A Gentle Woman (1969)
Eros Plus Massacre (1969)
Katzelmacher (1969)
Love Is Colder Than Death (1969)
The Italian Job (1969)
Z (1969)
Claire's Knee (1970)
Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
Gods of the Plague (1970)
Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970)
The American Soldier (1970)
The Ear (1970)
The Traveling Executioner (1970)
Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)
Beware of a Holy Whore (1971)
Bleak Moments (1971)
Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)
The Decameron (1971)
The Merchant of Four Seasons (1971)
The Touch (1971)
Whity (1971)
Dear Summer Sister (1972)
Heat (1972)
Ongaku (1972)
Rocker (1972)
Sleuth (1972)
The Seduction of Mimi (1972)
Some Call It Loving (1973)
World on a Wire (1973)
Arabian Nights (1974)
Effi Briest (1974)
Martha (1974)
Phase IV (1974)
Coonskin (1975)
Fear of Fear (1975)
India Song (1975)
Mandingo (1975)
Chinese Roulette (1976)
Duelle (Une Quarantaine) (1976)
Je, Tu, Il, Elle (1976)
Salon Kitty (1976)
Satan's Brew (1976)
Sebastiane (1976)
The Scar (1976)
Nasty Habits (1977)
Providence (1977)
The Stationmaster's Wife (1977)
Despair (1978)
Just a Gigolo (1978)
The Manitou (1978)
Bloody Kids (1979)
Breaking Glass (1980)
Grown-Ups (1980)
Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980)
The Falls (1980)
Christiane F.: A True Story (1981)
Lili Marleen (1981)
Identification of a Woman (1982)
Labyrinth of Passion (1982)
Moonlighting (1982)
Vortex (1982)
Next of Kin (1984)
No End (1985)
Dogs in Space (1986)
Sleepwalk (1986)
Family Viewing (1987)
Damnation (1988)
Manifesto (1988)
Fear, Anxiety & Depression (1989)
Gorilla Bathes at Noon (1992)
Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
Don't Drink the Water (1994)
Satantango (1994)
The Kingdom (1994)
Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)
The Death of a Composer: Rosa, a Horse Drama (1999)
La Commune (Paris, 1871) (2000)
Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician (2001)
Strumpet (2001)
The Fall of the Louse of Usher (2001)
Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns (2002)
Dogville (2003)
Saraband (2003)
The Tulse Luper Suitcases Part III - From Sark to Finish (2003)
Don't Come Knocking (2005)
What Is It? (2005)
Monks: The Transatlantic Feedback (2006)
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Mellodrama (2008)
Passing Strange (2009)
The White Ribbon (2009)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
The Turin Horse (2011)
Jobriath, A.D. (2012)
To the Wonder (2012)
Greetings from Tim Buckley (2012)
I'm So Excited (2013)
Her (2013)
Say something interesting about any of these.
I've seen about 20 of those, but of the ones I haven't seen I only counted about 8 I'd really care to see.

I do recommend the Japanese ones, particularly DRUNKEN ANGEL, STREET OF SHAME, HARAKIRI, RED BEARD, and KURONEKO, plus the Welles one, CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT. If ENDLESS DESIRE (1958) is the one I'm thinking of, by Shohei Imamura, that would be the one I've seen most recently (when Asia Society ran it earlier this year). I liked it a lot. On the surface it's a caper comedy, like BIG DEAL ON MADONNA STREET, but underneath it's a whole lot more, esp. when you see it as part of Japan's ongoing exorcism of wartime demons.
poisoned rose
2014-04-03 18:58:34 UTC
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If ENDLESS DESIRE (1958) is the one I'm thinking of, by Shohei Imamura, that
would be the one I've seen most recently (when Asia Society ran it earlier
this year). I liked it a lot. On the surface it's a caper comedy, like BIG
DEAL ON MADONNA STREET, but underneath it's a whole lot more, esp. when you
see it as part of Japan's ongoing exorcism of wartime demons.
I think you have the right film in mind, yes.
a***@yahoo.com
2014-04-04 01:10:35 UTC
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Post by poisoned rose
Say something interesting about any of these.
Sleuth: I recall a clever revenge ending, but I don't remember all the details. I should see this one again. I missed the remake.

Hot Fuzz: Follows the "If you pull out a goose in act one, you need to use it in act 3" rule. No, really. If thought Shaun of the Dead was funny (and I did) you'll probably like this one.
Don't Come Knocking I'm not a big Wim Wender's fan, but this one had some good moments. Tim Roth at his Tim Rothiest.
ADPUF
2014-04-04 21:42:33 UTC
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poisoned rose, 20:28, giovedì 3 aprile 2014:

***** > The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)

***** > Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)
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poisoned rose
2014-04-06 00:52:32 UTC
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***** > The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
And that's the #1 film I want to see.
hislop
2014-04-06 17:45:39 UTC
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Post by poisoned rose
Recently added about 50 titles to my gotta-see list, all at once. A big
injection of Fassbinder, for starters. So, the list is the longest it
has been in quite awhile.
The last 10 films I saw and crossed off: The Italian Straw Hat (1928),
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (1975),
Skyfall (2012), Zazie Dans le Metro (1960), The Saddest Music in the
World (2003), Nymphomaniac 1 & 2 (2013), The Great Beauty (2013) and
Buffet Froid (1979). Liked Zazie the most...did not much like
Nymphomaniac 1 (frustrated with a homely, inept actress in all the sex
scenes).
I was disappointed with Skyfall. Not much for old Bond fans to really
like. There is pretending of such in the movie.
Post by poisoned rose
Also recently saw and very much liked Closely Watched Trains, Les
Cousins and Open City, even though none of those were explicitly on my
checklist.
Gotta see...
Les Vampires (1915)
I'm not really trying to find an Australian connection with everything,
but the often seen lead actor in this I discovered was Australian.
Post by poisoned rose
The Spiders, Part 1: The Golden Lake (1919)
The Spiders, Part 2: The Diamond Ship (1920)
Aelita, Queen of Mars (1924)
Tartuffe (1925)
The Lost World (1925)
Okay I guess. Stop frame animation looks a bit crude.
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The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927)
The Man Who Laughs (1928)
Hell's Angels (1930)
I got a good restored DVD copy of this. Pretty good I think.
Some of the language in the fight sequences wouldn't have passed the code.
Post by poisoned rose
The Story of the Fox (1930)
Un Carnet de Bal (1937)
L'Eternel Retour (1943)
Hue and Cry (1947)
The Eagle with Two Heads (1948)
Drunken Angel (1948)
Bellissima (1952)
The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)
Wuthering Heights (1954)
Street of Shame (1956)
Kisses (1957)
The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
Endless Desire (1958)
Le Beau Serge (1958)
Stolen Desire (1958)
A Town of Love and Hope (1959)
La Fièvre Monte à El Pao (1959)
Accattone (1961)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Paris Belongs to Us (1961)
Black Test Car (1962)
Harakiri (1962)
Heaven and Earth Magic (1962)
Salvatore Giuliano (1962)
Magnet of Doom (1963)
The Insect Woman (1963)
Strip-Tease (1963)
An Actor's Revenge (1963)
The Wedding Party (1963)
Black Peter (1964)
Gate of Flesh (1964)
Intentions of Murder (1964)
Manji (1964)
One Way Pendulum (1964)
Chimes at Midnight (1965)
Red Beard (1965)
Rotten to the Core (1965)
The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
Red Angel (1966)
The Closet (1966)
The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)
A Man Vanishes (1967)
Anna (1967)
Band of Ninja (1967)
Black Lizard (1968)
Death Laid an Egg (1968)
Flesh (1968)
I don't find the Warhol (Morrisey) films very memorable.
I would like to get more of the earlier ones.
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Kuroneko (1968)
Partner (1968)
Profound Desires of the Gods (1968)
The Man Without a Map (1968)
Un Film Comme Les Autres (1968)
A Gentle Woman (1969)
Eros Plus Massacre (1969)
Katzelmacher (1969)
Love Is Colder Than Death (1969)
The Italian Job (1969)
I saw this on a film night in high school.
Very enjoyable movie.
Post by poisoned rose
Z (1969)
I have vague memories of this being mentioned at the oscars at that
time. I have it on DVD. Subtitled and not bad.
Post by poisoned rose
Claire's Knee (1970)
Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
Gods of the Plague (1970)
Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970)
The American Soldier (1970)
The Ear (1970)
The Traveling Executioner (1970)
Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)
Beware of a Holy Whore (1971)
Bleak Moments (1971)
Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)
The Decameron (1971)
I love Pasolini films, all things considered.
I swear there is a nod to Monty Python in Salo near the end. They did a
skit on Pasolini and always mentioned being influenced by his movies.
The skit they did was on a test match directed by Pasolini.
Post by poisoned rose
The Merchant of Four Seasons (1971)
The Touch (1971)
Whity (1971)
Dear Summer Sister (1972)
Heat (1972)
Ongaku (1972)
Rocker (1972)
Sleuth (1972)
The Seduction of Mimi (1972)
Some Call It Loving (1973)
World on a Wire (1973)
Arabian Nights (1974)
Effi Briest (1974)
Martha (1974)
Phase IV (1974)
Coonskin (1975)
Fear of Fear (1975)
India Song (1975)
Mandingo (1975)
Chinese Roulette (1976)
Duelle (Une Quarantaine) (1976)
Je, Tu, Il, Elle (1976)
Salon Kitty (1976)
Satan's Brew (1976)
Sebastiane (1976)
The Scar (1976)
Nasty Habits (1977)
Providence (1977)
The Stationmaster's Wife (1977)
Despair (1978)
Just a Gigolo (1978)
The Manitou (1978)
Bloody Kids (1979)
Breaking Glass (1980)
Grown-Ups (1980)
Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980)
The Falls (1980)
Christiane F.: A True Story (1981)
Lili Marleen (1981)
Identification of a Woman (1982)
Labyrinth of Passion (1982)
Moonlighting (1982)
Vortex (1982)
Next of Kin (1984)
No End (1985)
Dogs in Space (1986)
A must see film at the time in Melbourne.
I've been to that house and knew a person or two who had lived there.
It's the original house in the film the story is based on.
If I'm not mistaken I think I even heard the tragic story before the
movie was thought of from those connected. It's based on a true story to
clarify.
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Sleepwalk (1986)
Family Viewing (1987)
Damnation (1988)
Manifesto (1988)
Fear, Anxiety & Depression (1989)
Gorilla Bathes at Noon (1992)
Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
An Australian film about a 'character', not sure I can really want to
watch any of those.
Post by poisoned rose
Don't Drink the Water (1994)
I bought this on line to further complete my Woody Allen collection.
I think the play is done directly to screen.
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Satantango (1994)
The Kingdom (1994)
Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)
The Death of a Composer: Rosa, a Horse Drama (1999)
La Commune (Paris, 1871) (2000)
Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician (2001)
Strumpet (2001)
The Fall of the Louse of Usher (2001)
Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns (2002)
Dogville (2003)
Saraband (2003)
The Tulse Luper Suitcases Part III - From Sark to Finish (2003)
Don't Come Knocking (2005)
What Is It? (2005)
Monks: The Transatlantic Feedback (2006)
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Mellodrama (2008)
Passing Strange (2009)
The White Ribbon (2009)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
The Turin Horse (2011)
Jobriath, A.D. (2012)
To the Wonder (2012)
Greetings from Tim Buckley (2012)
I was sort of hoping to see this.
Post by poisoned rose
I'm So Excited (2013)
Her (2013)
Say something interesting about any of these.
Have you considered The Birthday Party (1968) with Robert Shaw?
poisoned rose
2014-04-08 15:43:46 UTC
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I was disappointed with Skyfall. Not much for old Bond fans to really
like.
Yes, it was no big deal. I liked it more than Quantum of Solace, though.
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Post by poisoned rose
Z (1969)
I have vague memories of this being mentioned at the oscars at that
time. I have it on DVD. Subtitled and not bad.
I have 30 of these films marked as a top-priority list, and "Z" is
included.
Post by hislop
Post by poisoned rose
Don't Drink the Water (1994)
I bought this on line to further complete my Woody Allen collection.
It's the only Woody movie I haven't seen.
Post by hislop
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Greetings from Tim Buckley (2012)
I was sort of hoping to see this.
I'm expecting it to be awful, but I'm very interested in the Buckleys so
I'll see it anyway.
Post by hislop
Have you considered The Birthday Party (1968) with Robert Shaw?
Somewhat...yeah, I haven't seen that one. That's the sort of film I
often pursue (late '60s, British, "dark," etc.), so it's entirely
possible I could enjoy that.
w***@gmail.com
2014-04-08 15:53:57 UTC
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I have 30 of these films marked as a top-priority list, and "Z" is
included.
http://www.hulu.com/watch/243408?playlist_id=2360&asset_scope=movies
poisoned rose
2014-04-08 16:07:19 UTC
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Post by poisoned rose
I have 30 of these films marked as a top-priority list, and "Z" is
included.
http://www.hulu.com/watch/243408?playlist_id=2360&asset_scope=movies
Actually, I recorded that off TCM a few weeks ago.

10 commercial breaks in that Hulu stream. That's a lot.
w***@gmail.com
2014-04-08 16:13:06 UTC
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10 commercial breaks in that Hulu stream. That's a lot.
Yes, it is. Sometimes they run hard-to-find Criterion films and on a couple of occasions, I was glad I didn't spend a lot of time trying to find it. Then, again, the reverse also happens . . .
JTEM
2014-04-09 04:41:02 UTC
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I am informed by you that to recommend films,
as you do here in this thread, is nothing more
than shameless promotion of the film industry.

You have to talk about the films that you don't
want to see!

Why? I have no idea. But it's what you believe
so stop acting like a twit and do it already.

Thanks in advance.


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http://jtem.tumblr.com
poisoned rose
2014-04-09 06:45:23 UTC
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I am informed by you that to recommend films,
as you do here in this thread, is nothing more
than shameless promotion of the film industry.
You have to talk about the films that you don't
want to see!
Why? I have no idea. But it's what you believe
so stop acting like a twit and do it already.
Thanks in advance.
You are so silly. Just not a bright guy. Are you the transvestite in the
video?
poisoned rose
2014-04-14 21:08:43 UTC
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Heaven and Earth Magic (1962)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Well, I drew very little enjoyment from either of these. The former is
just 66 minutes, yet seemed about 50 minutes overlong.
The Starmaker
2014-04-15 05:50:05 UTC
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Post by poisoned rose
Heaven and Earth Magic (1962)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Well, I drew very little enjoyment from either of these. The former is
just 66 minutes, yet seemed about 50 minutes overlong.
The way you pick films...no one can find enjoyment.



Maybe I should suggest a movie for you..


How about..naw, forgetaboutit, you're impossible.
poisoned rose
2014-04-15 06:23:11 UTC
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Post by poisoned rose
Heaven and Earth Magic (1962)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Well, I drew very little enjoyment from either of these. The former is
just 66 minutes, yet seemed about 50 minutes overlong.
The way you pick films...no one can find enjoyment.
Maybe I should suggest a movie for you..
How about..naw, forgetaboutit, you're impossible.
I can't remember what argument you're holding onto an infantile snit
about, but I can't say that I care. And since you're one of Usenet's
most notorious jerkoffs anyway, I doubly don't care.
The Starmaker
2014-04-18 17:51:03 UTC
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Heaven and Earth Magic (1962)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Well, I drew very little enjoyment from either of these. The former is
just 66 minutes, yet seemed about 50 minutes overlong.
The way you pick films...no one can find enjoyment.
Maybe I should suggest a movie for you..
How about..naw, forgetaboutit, you're impossible.
I can't remember what argument you're holding onto an infantile snit
about, but I can't say that I care. And since you're one of Usenet's
most notorious jerkoffs anyway, I doubly don't care.
What's your favorite movie of all time?
poisoned rose
2014-04-19 01:20:52 UTC
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Post by The Starmaker
What's your favorite movie of all time?
Urrrrr...maybe A Clockwork Orange. Let's go with that for now.
The Starmaker
2014-04-19 17:41:55 UTC
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Post by The Starmaker
What's your favorite movie of all time?
Urrrrr...maybe A Clockwork Orange. Let's go with that for now.
it figures.



I knew it would be a ...dumb movie.
poisoned rose
2014-04-19 19:15:55 UTC
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Post by poisoned rose
Post by The Starmaker
What's your favorite movie of all time?
Urrrrr...maybe A Clockwork Orange. Let's go with that for now.
it figures.
I knew it would be a ...dumb movie.
Just as I knew you'd take whatever film I named and use it to throw some
shallow, formulaic insult at my intelligence. You would have written the
same reply, no matter what film I named. So sadly vapid. Of course, I
know how 100% pointless it would be ask you either what makes Clockwork
Orange "dumb" or what your idea of a "smart" film is.

You're a proven Usenet lunatic who never posts anything of consequence
here, so nothing you say can hurt my feelings, sorry. And you exhibit
your pitiful delusions of grandeur, every time you post with that
bombastic handle.
The Starmaker
2014-04-19 20:08:04 UTC
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Post by poisoned rose
Post by The Starmaker
Post by poisoned rose
Post by The Starmaker
What's your favorite movie of all time?
Urrrrr...maybe A Clockwork Orange. Let's go with that for now.
it figures.
I knew it would be a ...dumb movie.
Just as I knew you'd take whatever film I named and use it to throw some
shallow, formulaic insult at my intelligence. You would have written the
same reply, no matter what film I named. So sadly vapid. Of course, I
know how 100% pointless it would be ask you either what makes Clockwork
Orange "dumb" or what your idea of a "smart" film is.
You're a proven Usenet lunatic who never posts anything of consequence
here, so nothing you say can hurt my feelings, sorry. And you exhibit
your pitiful delusions of grandeur, every time you post with that
bombastic handle.
Oh, I'm pretty sure your favorite song in the movie is "I'm Singing In
The Rain".
Mack A. Damia
2014-04-19 20:18:04 UTC
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Post by The Starmaker
Post by poisoned rose
Post by The Starmaker
Post by poisoned rose
Post by The Starmaker
What's your favorite movie of all time?
Urrrrr...maybe A Clockwork Orange. Let's go with that for now.
it figures.
I knew it would be a ...dumb movie.
Just as I knew you'd take whatever film I named and use it to throw some
shallow, formulaic insult at my intelligence. You would have written the
same reply, no matter what film I named. So sadly vapid. Of course, I
know how 100% pointless it would be ask you either what makes Clockwork
Orange "dumb" or what your idea of a "smart" film is.
You're a proven Usenet lunatic who never posts anything of consequence
here, so nothing you say can hurt my feelings, sorry. And you exhibit
your pitiful delusions of grandeur, every time you post with that
bombastic handle.
Oh, I'm pretty sure your favorite song in the movie is "I'm Singing In
The Rain".
You may want to know that poisoned rose is a notorious troll who
inhabits and pests several newsgroups when he's not sucking up sewage
under a bridge.

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poisoned rose
2014-04-19 21:20:33 UTC
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You may want to know that poisoned rose is a notorious troll who
inhabits and pests several newsgroups when he's not sucking up sewage
under a bridge.
Mack A. Damia (call him "Nut" for short, if you like) has been wildly
unstable in the past week or so...another dependable lunatic, except
that he has irregular lucid patches too. His periodic emotional
meltdowns in this newsgroup are on record, of course.

I just finished the last snippet of "Salvatore Giuliano" (1962), which
is temporarily free to stream on Hulu. It disappointed me. I was hoping
something more along the lines of an organized-crime saga, but instead
it's an extremely convoluted tale (based on fact) of a Sicilian
revolutionary. The political situation -- government vs. Sicilian
separatists vs. Mafia -- is very specific and doesn't have much
universal appeal, and the film is constructed such that almost none of
the characters are featured enough to create a lasting impression. The
title character himself doesn't appear in the film, except as a CORPSE.
With raw, documentary-like direction and a minimal score that goes no
further than occasional growling drones, the film loses any chance at
having any sheer sensuous appeal either. It was a bit of a chore to
finish this one.
Hardyboys
2014-04-19 22:24:37 UTC
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You may want to know that poisoned rose is a notorious troll who inhabits and
pests several newsgroups when he's not sucking up sewage under a bridge.
Mack A. Damia (call him "Nut" for short, if you like) has been wildly unstable
in the past week or so...another dependable lunatic, except that he has
irregular lucid patches too. His periodic emotional meltdowns in this
newsgroup are on record, of course.
Not for nothin' but I thought he "plonked" you about a week ago?
poisoned rose
2014-04-19 22:31:03 UTC
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Post by Hardyboys
Mack A. Damia (call him "Nut" for short, if you like) has been wildly unstable
in the past week or so...another dependable lunatic, except that he has
irregular lucid patches too. His periodic emotional meltdowns in this
newsgroup are on record, of course.
Not for nothin' but I thought he "plonked" you about a week ago?
I think he did, though he reversed it once and then "re-plonked" me
shortly thereafter.

In any case, surveying three people posting to a thread and finding one
of them trying to post about desirable films he's seeking and two others
trying to pick petty, vengeful fights about no tangible subject, I think
it's clear who the least likely "troll" is.
Mack A. Damia
2014-04-19 22:46:14 UTC
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Post by Hardyboys
You may want to know that poisoned rose is a notorious troll who inhabits and
pests several newsgroups when he's not sucking up sewage under a bridge.
Mack A. Damia (call him "Nut" for short, if you like) has been wildly unstable
in the past week or so...another dependable lunatic, except that he has
irregular lucid patches too. His periodic emotional meltdowns in this
newsgroup are on record, of course.
Not for nothin' but I thought he "plonked" you about a week ago?
Indeed. This guy is delusional and should be avoided. He may have a
bipolar disorder, because he will disappear for months at a time and
then suddenly pop up like a broken toaster spewing invectives to all
who cross his path.

He is to be pitied, but do keep him in his place.

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poisoned rose
2014-04-19 22:51:55 UTC
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Post by Mack A. Damia
Indeed. This guy is delusional and should be avoided. He may have a
bipolar disorder, because he will disappear for months at a time and
then suddenly pop up like a broken toaster spewing invectives to all
who cross his path.
He is to be pitied, but do keep him in his place.
Mack really does have his own version of reality. It's always wise to
have some suspicions of someone whose handle is synonymous with "a nut."

Within the past week or two, he flipped out so badly in another
newsgroup that most of the group's population is attacking him in unity.
poisoned rose
2014-04-19 23:36:47 UTC
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I just finished the last snippet of "Salvatore Giuliano" (1962)
Having crossed this film off, I just gave my top 30 "films to see" a
rethink. It's one-third Japanese now and 19/30 based in what has become
my favored chronological zone (roughly 1963-1972). Plus there's a 1962
film too. I don't try to skew my priorities that way...it just happens.

1 The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
2 World on a Wire (1973)
3 One Way Pendulum (1964)
4 Black Test Car (1962)
5 Intentions of Murder (1964)
6 Black Lizard (1968)
7 Despair (1978)
8 Just a Gigolo (1978)
9 The Falls (1980)
10 The Kingdom (1994)
11 Providence (1977)
12 Profound Desires of the Gods (1968)
13 The Touch (1971)
14 Band of Ninja (1967)
15 Kuroneko (1968)
16 Red Angel (1966)
17 Labyrinth of Passion (1982)
18 The Spiders, Part 1: The Golden Lake (1919)
19 The Spiders, Part 2: The Diamond Ship (1920)
20 Nasty Habits (1977)
21 Ongaku (1972)
22 The Traveling Executioner (1970)
23 The Man Without a Map (1968)
24 Manji (1964)
25 Z (1969)
26 The Closet (1966)
27 Partner (1968)
28 The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)
29 Anna (1967)
30 Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)
The Starmaker
2014-04-20 07:50:01 UTC
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Post by poisoned rose
I just finished the last snippet of "Salvatore Giuliano" (1962)
Having crossed this film off, I just gave my top 30 "films to see" a
rethink. It's one-third Japanese now and 19/30 based in what has become
my favored chronological zone (roughly 1963-1972). Plus there's a 1962
film too. I don't try to skew my priorities that way...it just happens.
1 The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
2 World on a Wire (1973)
3 One Way Pendulum (1964)
4 Black Test Car (1962)
5 Intentions of Murder (1964)
6 Black Lizard (1968)
7 Despair (1978)
8 Just a Gigolo (1978)
9 The Falls (1980)
10 The Kingdom (1994)
11 Providence (1977)
12 Profound Desires of the Gods (1968)
13 The Touch (1971)
14 Band of Ninja (1967)
15 Kuroneko (1968)
16 Red Angel (1966)
17 Labyrinth of Passion (1982)
18 The Spiders, Part 1: The Golden Lake (1919)
19 The Spiders, Part 2: The Diamond Ship (1920)
20 Nasty Habits (1977)
21 Ongaku (1972)
22 The Traveling Executioner (1970)
23 The Man Without a Map (1968)
24 Manji (1964)
25 Z (1969)
26 The Closet (1966)
27 Partner (1968)
28 The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)
29 Anna (1967)
30 Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)
While you're at it...don't forget these:

1. Crucified Lovers, The / Chikamatsu monogatari / A Story from Chikamatsu (1954) 5.8

2. Man Who Planted Trees, The (1987) 5.666666667
3. Haibane Renmei (2002) 5.666666667

4. Son, The / Le fils (2002) 5.5

5. Human Condition, The: Part One / Ningen no joken I (1959) 5.461538462
6. Human Condition II, The / Ningen no joken II (1959) 5.428571429
7. Careful, He Might Hear You (1983) 5.4

8. Black Rain / Kuroi ame (1989) 5.375
9. Onibaba / The Hole (1964) 5.333333333
10. Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937) 5.333333333

11. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000) 5.285714286
12. One Froggy Evening (1955) 5.266666667
13. Nobody Knows / Dare mo shiranai (2004) 5.222222222
14. Ballad of a Soldier (1959) 5.210526316
15. Grave of the Fireflies / Hotaru no haka (1988) 5.2
16. Best of Youth, The / La Meglio gioventu (2003) 5.2
17. Faces of Children / Visages d'enfants (1925) 5.2
18. Fantômas (1913) 5.2
19. House is Black, The / Khaneh siah ast (1963) 5.2

20. Traffik (1989) 5.166666667
21. Band Concert, The (1935) 5.142857143
22. Edvard Munch (1974) 5.142857143
23. Hamlet / Gamlet (1963) 5.142857143
24. Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, An / La Riviere du hibou (1962) 5.142857143
25. Paris Belongs to us / Paris nous appartient (1960) 5.142857143
26. Devil and Daniel Webster, The (1941) 5.125
27. King Lear / Korol Lir (1969) 5.125
28. Page of Madness, A / Kurutta Ippeji (1926) 5.111111111

29. What's Opera, Doc? (1957) 5
30. Winchester 73 (1950) 5
31. Floating Weeds / Ukigusa (1959) 5
32. Human Condition III, The (1961) 5
33. Outlaw and His Wife, The (1918) 5
34. Begone Dull Care (1949) 5
35. Cat Concerto, The (1946) 5
36. Pale Flower / Kawaita Hana (1964) 5
37. Quince Tree Sun, The / Dream of Light / El Sol del Membrillo (1992) 5
38. Adventures of Mr West in the Land of the Bolcheviks, The / Neobychainye priklyucheniya mistera Vesta v strane bolshevikov (1924) 5
39. Big City, The / Mahanagar (1963) 5
40. Big Snit, The (1985) 5
41. New Land, The (1972) 5
42. Repentance (1987) 5
43. Seduced and Abandoned (1964) 5
44. Sunday in the Park with George (1986) 5


45. Divorce – Italian Style / Divorzio all'italiana (1961) 4.916666667
46. Shop on Main Street, The (1965) 4.916666667
47. Wrong Trousers, The (1993) 4.9
48. Giants and Toys (1958) 4.9
49. King Size Canary (1947) 4.9
50. Story of Qiu Ju, The (1992) 4.9

51. Brideshead Revisited (1981) 4.888888889
52. Whisper of the Heart / Mimi o sumaseba (1995) 4.875
53. Street of Crocodiles (1986) 4.857142857
54. Double Suicide / Shinjû: Ten no amijima (1969) 4.846153846
55. Duck Amuck (1953) 4.833333333
56. Don Kikhot / Don Quixote (1957) 4.833333333
57. Unicorn In the Garden (UPA) (1953) 4.833333333
58. Why We Fight (1943) 4.833333333
59. Night and the City (1950) 4.8
60. Record of a Tenement Gentleman, The (1947) 4.8
61. All Nothing / Tout rien (1980) 4.8
62. Burnt Money / Plata quemada (2000) 4.8
63. Cameraman’s Revenge, The / Mest kinematograficheskogo operatora (1912) 4.8
64. Heart of a Dog / Sobachye serdtse (1988) 4.8
65. Histoire de Marie et Julien (2003) 4.8
66. Keys to the House / Le Chiavi di casa (2004) 4.8
67. Legend of Rockabye Point, The (1955) 4.8
68. Movie, A (1958) 4.8
69. Tropical Malady / Sud pralad (2004) 4.8
70. Up, Down, Fragile / Haut bas fragile (1995) 4.8
71. Why Does Herr Run Amok / Warum läuft Herr R. Amok? (1970) 4.8

72. Jean de Florette (1986) 4.785714286
73. 28 Up (1985) 4.777777778
74. Emperor's Nightingale, The/Cisaruv slavík (1949) 4.777777778
75. Maborosi (1995) 4.777777778
76. Seventh Continent, The (1989) 4.777777778
77. Red Balloon, The (1956) 4.769230769
78. Dot and the Line, The (1965) 4.75
79. I, Claudius (1976) 4.75
80. Ox Bow Incident, The (1943) 4.736842105
81. Burmese Harp, The/Biruma no tategoto (1956) 4.727272727
82. Bad Luck Blackie (1949) 4.714285714
83. Pas de deux (1968) 4.714285714
84. Playhouse, The (1921) 4.714285714
85. Playing for Time (1980) 4.714285714
86. D.O.A. (1950) 4.705882353
87. My Dinner With Andre (1981) 4.705882353

88. Cache (2005) 4.692307692
89. Story of Floating Weeds, A / Ukigusa monogatari (1934) 4.692307692
90. Hedgehog in the Fog / Yozhik v tumane (1975) 4.666666667
91. Cops (1922) 4.666666667
92. Corbeau, Le (1943) 4.666666667
93. Murderers Are Among Us / Die Mörder sind unter uns (1946) 4.666666667
94. My Father's Glory (1990) 4.666666667
95. Pride and Prejudice (TV) (1995) 4.666666667
96. Songs from the Second Floor (2000) 4.666666667
97. Balance (1989) 4.666666667
98. Cabiria (1914) 4.666666667
99. Cat Came Back, The (1988) 4.666666667
100. Chairy Tale, A (1957) 4.666666667
101. Hell Without Limits / Lugar sin límites, El (1978) 4.666666667
102. 'High Sign', The (1921) 4.666666667
103. Innocent, The / Innocente, L' (1976) 4.666666667
104. Love of Sumako, The / Actress, The / Joyû Sumako no koi (1937) 4.666666667
105. Mascot, The / Fétiche (1934) 4.666666667
106. Sword of Doom / Dai-bosatsu tôge (1966) 4.666666667
107. Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000) 4.666666667
108. Old Mill, The (1937) 4.636363636
109. Fanny (1932) 4.625
110. Heart of the World (2000) 4.625
111. Kwaidan (1964) 4.615384615
112. Charlie Brown Christmas, A (TV) (1965) 4.611111111
113. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) 4.611111111
114. Set-Up, The (1949) 4.611111111
115. Shame / Skammen (1968) 4.611111111
116. Ordinary People (1980) 4.6
117. Pygmalion (1938) 4.6
118. Gertie the Dinosaur (1914) 4.6
119. Oedipus Rex / Edipo Re (1967) 4.6
120. Show People (1928) 4.6
121. Ersatz / Surogat (1961) 4.6
122. In This World (2002) 4.6
123. Last of the Mohicans, The (1920) 4.6
124. Member of the Wedding, The (1952) 4.6
125. Monk and the Fish, The (1994) 4.6
126. Peace on Earth (1939) 4.6
127. Peter Pan (1924) 4.6
128. Poil de carotte (1932) 4.6
129. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987) 4.6
130. Ten (2002) 4.6
131. Tender Game, The (1958) 4.6
132. Two Stage Sisters (1964) 4.6

133. More the Merrier, The (1943) 4.583333333
134. Dogville (2003) 4.571428571
135. Jumping (1984) 4.571428571
136. Passport to Pimlico (1949) 4.571428571
137. Place in the World, A / Un Lugar en el Mundo (1992) 4.571428571
138. Singing Detective, The (1986) 4.571428571
139. Street Angel / Malu tianshi (1937) 4.571428571
140. Thérèse (1986) 4.571428571
141. Vengeance is Mine (1979) 4.571428571
142. Promesse, La (1996) 4.555555556
143. Dolls (2002) 4.545454545
144. Fires on the Plain / Nobi (1959) 4.545454545
145. Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The (2007) 4.538461538
146. Equinox Flower / Higanbana (1958) 4.538461538
147. Häxan / Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922) 4.538461538
148. Roots (1977) 4.533333333
149. Harvey (1950) 4.52173913
150. They Drive By Night (1940) 4.5
151. Crac (1980) 4.5
152. Clock Cleaners (1937) 4.5
153. Four Feathers, The (1939) 4.5
154. Death of Mr. Lazarescu, The / Moartea domnului Lazarescu (2005) 4.5
155. Dons Party (1976) 4.5
156. Harder They Come, The (1972) 4.5
157. My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999) 4.5
158. Only Son, The / Hitori musuko (1936) 4.5
159. Return, The / Vozvrashcheniye (2003) 4.5
160. White Nights (1957) 4.5
161. Happiest Days of Your Life, The (1950) 4.5
162. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1960) 4.5
163. Lamerica (1994) 4.5
164. Michael / Mikael (1924) 4.5
165. Plague Dogs, The (1982) 4.5
166. Rad, Das / Rocks (2003) 4.5
167. Story of the Fox, The (1930) 4.5

168. Before Sunset (2004) 4.473684211
169. Hoop Dreams (1994) 4.473684211
170. Heiress, The (1949) 4.466666667
171. Manon of the Spring (1986) 4.466666667
172. Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind (1984) 4.461538462
173. Pauline at the Beach / Pauline à la plage (1983) 4.461538462
174. Alice / Neco z Alenky (1988) 4.454545455
175. Cabin in the Sky (1943) 4.454545455
176. Show Boat (1936) 4.454545455
177. Sons of the Desert (1933) 4.454545455
178. Good Morning / Ohayo (1959) 4.444444444
179. 42: Forty Two Up (1998) 4.444444444
180. Battle Royale / Batoru rowaiaru (2000) 4.444444444
181. Child, The / L'enfant (2005) 4.444444444
182. Early Spring / Soshun (1956) 4.444444444
183. Man Who Laughs, The (1928) 4.444444444
184. Superman (1941) 4.444444444
185. Take Care of My Cat / Goyangileul butaghae (2001) 4.444444444
186. Testament of Dr. Mabuse, The / Das Testament von Dr. Mabuse (1933) 4.444444444
187. Incredible Shrinking Man, The (1957) 4.434782609
188. Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) 4.428571429
189. Idiot, The / Hakuchi (1951) 4.428571429
190. My Sweet Little Village / Vesnicko ma strediskova (1985) 4.428571429
191. Residencia, La (1969) 4.428571429
192. Student Prince In Old Hieldeberg, The (1927) 4.428571429
193. Two Daughters / Teen Kanya (1961) 4.428571429
194. Dead of Night (1945) 4.416666667
195. Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The (1968) 4.416666667
196. Pawnbroker, The (1964) 4.416666667
197. 2046 (2004) 4.411764706
198. Braindead / Dead Alive (1992) 4.4
199. Seventh Victim, The (1943) 4.4
200. Sounder (1972) 4.4
201. Tokyo Olympiad / Tôkyô orimpikku (1965) 4.4
202. Beyond Silence / Jenseits der Stille (1996) 4.4
203. Cesar (1936) 4.4
204. Children Are Watching Us, The / I Bambini ci guardano (1944) 4.4
205. Eroica (1957) 4.4
206. For All Mankind (1989) 4.4
207. In the White City (1983) 4.4
208. Joan the Maid: the Prisons / Jeanne la Pucelle 2. Les Prisons v 4.4
209. Lianhua Symphony (1937) 4.4
210. New Babylon, The / Novyy Vavilon (1929) 4.4
211. Rhapsody in Rivets (1941) 4.4
212. Tale of Summer, A / Conte d'ete (1996) 4.4
213. This Happy Breed (1944) 4.4
214. Time Out / L'Emploi du temps (2001) 4.4
215. Tokyo Twilight (1957) 4.4
216. Town Like Alice, A (1981) 4.4

217. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) 4.384615385
218. Hawks and the Sparrows, The (1966) 4.384615385
219. Immigrant, The (1917) 4.384615385
220. Straight Story, The (1999) 4.375
221. Devi (1960) 4.375
222. Late Chrysanthemums (1954) 4.375
223. Neighbours (1952) 4.375
224. Oasis (2002) 4.375
225. Once Were Warriors (1994) 4.375
226. Merry Widow, The (1934) 4.357142857
227. Seven Beauties (1975) 4.357142857
228. Mary Poppins (1964) 4.346153846
229. Scarlet Street (1945) 4.333333333
230. Gleaners and I, The / Les Glaneurs et la glaneuse (2000) 4.333333333
231. In Cold Blood (1967) 4.333333333
232. Lives of Others, The / Das Leben der Anderen (2006) 4.333333333
233. Porco Rosso (1992) 4.333333333
234. White Sheik, The (1952) 4.333333333
235. Band of Brothers (2001) 4.333333333
236. Decline of the American Empire, The (1986) 4.333333333
237. Hearts and Minds (1974) 4.333333333
238. Johnny Belinda (1948) 4.333333333
239. Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (1976) 4.333333333
240. Match Factory Girl, The / Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö (1990) 4.333333333
241. Matewan (1987) 4.333333333
242. Menilmontant (1926) 4.333333333
243. Red Hot Riding Hood (1943) 4.333333333
244. Say Amen, Somebody (1982) 4.333333333
245. Three Little Bops (1957) 4.333333333
246. Wild Reeds (1994) 4.333333333
247. Adventures of Felix, The / Drole de Felix (2000) 4.333333333
248. Corner In Wheat, A (1909) 4.333333333
249. Coup de grace / Der Fangschuß (1976) 4.333333333
250. Hand, The / Ruka (1965) 4.333333333
251. Hill, The (1965) 4.333333333
252. History Is Made at Night (1937) 4.333333333
253. I Was 19/Ich War 19 (1968) 4.333333333
254. Mighty River, The (1993) 4.333333333
255. Ride Lonesome (1959) 4.333333333
256. Seashell and the Clergyman, The / Coquille et le clergyman, La (1928) 4.333333333
257. Special Delivery (1978) 4.333333333
258. Tsotsi (2005) 4.333333333
259. Ed Wood (1994) 4.321428571
260. Hud (1963) 4.315789474
261. Safety Last! (1923) 4.3125
262. Criss Cross (1949) 4.307692308
263. Boot, Das / The Boat (1981) 4.3
264. Inland Empire (2006) 4.3
265. My Mother's Castle (1990) 4.3
266. Piccadily (1929) 4.3
267. Salt of the Earth (1954) 4.3

268. Chocolat (1988) 4.294117647
269. Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 4.291666667
270. Christmas Story, A (1983) 4.285714286
271. Big Business (1929) 4.285714286
272. Bruto, El (1953) 4.285714286
273. Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) 4.285714286
274. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003) 4.285714286
275. Honeymoon Killers, The (1969) 4.285714286
276. Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion (1970) 4.285714286
277. Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989) 4.260869565
278. Elephant (2003) 4.25
279. Chinese Ghost Story, A (1987) 4.25
280. Suzhou River/Suzhou he (2000) 4.25
281. 4 Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (1987) 4.25
282. Better Days Will Come / Dias Melhores Virão (1989) 4.25
283. Carmen (1983) 4.25
284. Japón (2002) 4.25
285. Long Day's Journey into Night (1962) 4.25
286. Mystery of Picasso, The / Le Mystère Picasso (1956) 4.25
287. Oyster Princess, The / Die Austernprinzessin (1919) 4.25
288. Sand Castle, The (1977) 4.25
289. Scrooge / A Christmas Carol (1951) 4.235294118
290. Iron Giant, The (1999) 4.230769231
291. Pianist, The (2002) 4.230769231
292. Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century (1953) 4.230769231
293. Oldboy (2003) 4.230769231
294. Amores Perros (2000) 4.222222222
295. Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 4.222222222
296. Akage (1969) 4.222222222
297. Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924) 4.222222222
298. Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (1925) 4.222222222
299. I Love To Singa (1936) 4.222222222
300. Sex and Lucia (2001) 4.222222222
301. Stop Making Sense (1984) 4.222222222
302. Tale of Two Sisters, A / Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003) 4.222222222
303. White Balloon, The (1995) 4.214285714
304. 3 Women (1977) 4.210526316
305. Mrs. Miniver (1942) 4.2
306. Samurai Rebellion (1967) 4.2
307. Sweet Sixteen (2002) 4.2
308. Whistle Down the Wind (1961) 4.2
309. Aventurera (1950) 4.2
310. Bridge, The (1959) 4.2
311. Composition in Blue / Komposition in Blau (1935) 4.2
312. Conspirators of Pleasure / Spiklenci Slasti (1996) 4.2
313. Cría Cuervos / Raise Ravens (1976) 4.2
314. Cuckoo / Kukushka (2002) 4.2
315. Dear Frankie (2004) 4.2
316. Dreamchild (1985) 4.2
317. From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China (1980) 4.2
318. Genesis / La Genèse (1999) 4.2
319. Good Men, Good Women (1995) 4.2
320. Medea (1988) 4.2
321. Night Before Christmas, The (1941) 4.2
322. Ryan (2004) 4.2
323. Tale of Tales / Skazka skazok (1979) 4.2
324. Traveling Actors / Tabi yakusha (1940) 4.2
325. Ustedes los ricos (1948) 4.2
326. Woman's Tale, A (1991) 4.2
327. Year Of The Quiet Sun / Rok spokojnego slonca (1984) 4.2

328. Oliver Twist (1948) 4.19047619
329. Elevator to the Gallows (1958) 4.1875
330. Dancer in the Dark (2000) 4.181818182
331. Corny Concerto, A (1943) 4.181818182
332. Maurice (1987) 4.181818182
333. Fury (1936) 4.176470588
334. Sabotage (1936) 4.176470588
335. Delicatessen (1991) 4.166666667
336. National Velvet (1944) 4.166666667
337. Soldier Of Orange (1977) 4.166666667
338. 4th Man, The / Da Vierde Man (1983) 4.166666667
339. Passion Of Anna, The / En Passion (1969) 4.166666667
340. Steamboat Willie (1928) 4.166666667
341. Swimmer, The (1968) 4.166666667
342. Waterloo Bridge (1940) 4.166666667
343. Another Country (1984) 4.166666667
344. Bay of Angels / La Baie des anges (1963) 4.166666667
345. Dimensions Of Dialogue / Moznosti dialogu (1982) 4.166666667
346. Fiorile (1993) 4.166666667
347. Head On / Gegen die Wand (2004) 4.166666667
348. Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982) 4.166666667
349. Mindwalk (1990) 4.166666667
350. Old Joy (2006) 4.166666667
351. Queen Of Spades, The (1949) 4.166666667
352. Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954) 4.166666667
353. Sundays and Cybele (1962) 4.166666667
354. Ugly, Dirty and Bad / Brutti sporchi e cattivi (1976) 4.166666667
355. Woman's Face, A (1941) 4.166666667
356. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) 4.157894737
357. Ju Dou (1990) 4.153846154
358. Porgy And Bess (1959) 4.153846154
359. Yearling, The (1946) 4.153846154
360. Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979) 4.142857143
361. Brighton Rock (1947) 4.142857143
362. Diary of a Chambermaid / Journal d'une femme de chambre, Le (1964) 4.142857143
363. Golem, The (1920) 4.142857143
364. Ascent of Man, The (TV mini-series) (1973) 4.142857143
365. Midsummer Night's Dream, A / Sen noci svatojanske (1959) 4.142857143
366. Paradise Now (2005) 4.142857143
367. Passenger, The / Pasazerka (1963) 4.142857143
368. Peppermint Candy/Bakha satang (2000) 4.142857143
369. Trust (1990) 4.142857143
370. United 93 (2006) 4.142857143
371. Atanarjuat / The Fast Runner (2001) 4.133333333
372. Decameron, Il (1971) 4.133333333
373. My Man Godfrey (1936) 4.130434783
374. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon / Wo hu cang long (2000) 4.125
375. Miracle Worker, The (1962) 4.125
376. American in Paris, An (1951) 4.111111111
377. Toy Story 2 (1999) 4.111111111
378. Court Jester, The (1956) 4.111111111
379. Grand Hotel (1932) 4.111111111
380. Code Unknown (2000) 4.111111111
381. Der Fuehrer's Face (1942) 4.111111111
382. Feed the Kitty (1952) 4.111111111
383. Girl Shy (1924) 4.111111111
384. Godzilla / Gojira (1954) 4.111111111
385. Great Piggy Bank Robbery, The (1946) 4.111111111
386. In the Year of the Pig (1968) 4.111111111
387. Kingdom, The (1994) 4.111111111
388. Never Cry Wolf (1983) 4.111111111
389. Sisters (1973) 4.111111111
390. Skeleton Dance, The (1929) 4.111111111
391. Smiling Lieutenant, The (1931) 4.111111111
392. Times of Harvey Milk, The (1984) 4.111111111
393. To Be and To Have / Être et avoir (2002) 4.111111111
394. Waco The Rules Of Engagement (1997) 4.111111111
395. Whisky Galore! (1949) 4.111111111
396. Why Did Bodhi-Dharma Leave for the East? (1989) 4.111111111
397. Lord of the Flies (1963) 4.105263158
398. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) 4.1
399. Official Story, The (1985) 4.1
400. Pigsty / Porcile (1969) 4.1

401. Americanization of Emily, The (1964) 4.090909091
402. Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, The (1974) 4.090909091
403. Darling (1965) 4.090909091
404. Kid Brother, The (1927) 4.090909091
405. This Gun for Hire (1942) 4.090909091
406. Unfaithfully Yours (1948) 4.090909091
407. Beijing Bicycle / Shiqi sui de dan che (2001) 4.083333333
408. 'Breaker' Morant (1980) 4.083333333
409. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) 4.083333333
410. Babette’s Feast (1987) 4.08
411. Padre Padrone (1977) 4.076923077
412. Man And A Woman, A / Homme et une femme, Un (1966) 4.071428571
413. On Dangerous Ground (1951) 4.071428571
414. Killers, The (1946) 4.066666667
415. Minnie the Moocher (1932) 4.066666667
416. Not One Less / Yi ge dou bu neng shao (1999) 4.066666667
417. Raisin in the Sun, A (1961) 4.066666667
418. Jesus of Montreal / Jésus de Montréal (1989) 4.0625
419. Public Enemy, The (1931) 4.0625
420. Search, The (1948) 4.0625
421. Wolf Man, The (1941) 4.0625
422. Through A Glass Darkly (1961) 4.058823529
423. Naked Spur, The (1953) 4.052631579
424. Before Sunrise (1995) 4.045454545
425. Finding Nemo (2003) 4.043478261
426. Toy Story (1995) 4
427. Swing Time (1936) 4
428. Drugstore Cowboy (1989) 4
429. Paper Moon (1973) 4
430. Say Anything (1989) 4
431. Hero (2002) 4
432. Invisible Man, The (1933) 4
433. Downfall, The / Der Untergang (2004) 4
434. Mummy, The (1932) 4
435. Crumb (1994) 4
436. Haunting, The (1963) 4
437. Two Women / La Ciociara (1960) 4
438. 3:10 to Yuma (1957) 4
439. Sanjuro (1962) 4
440. Woodstock (1970) 4
441. Body and Soul (1947) 4
442. Lonesome Dove (1989) 4
443. Show Me Love / Fucking Åmål (1998) 4
444. Stroszek (1977) 4
445. Freshman, The (1925) 4
446. New World, The (2005) 4
447. Edge Of The World, The (1937) 4
448. Marat/Sade (1967) 4
449. When We Were Kings (1996) 4
450. Brother's Keeper (1992) 4
451. Fail-Safe (1964) 4
452. Haine, La / Hate (1995) 4
453. Hard-Boiled / Lashou shentan (1992) 4
454. Shall We Dance? / Shall we dansu? (1996) 4
455. Il Grido (1957) 4
456. Snow-White (1933) 4
457. Apple, The (1998) 4
458. Ballet mécanique (1924) 4
459. Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965) 4
460. Carabiniers, Les (1963) 4
461. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (1924) 4
462. Duck! Rabbit! Duck! (1953) 4
463. Hairdresser's Husband, The / Le Mari de la Coffeuse (1990) 4
464. Look Back in Anger (1958) 4
465. Mark of Zorro, The (1920) 4
466. Music Box, The (1932) 4
467. One Week (1920) 4
468. Petit Soldat, Le (1963) 4
469. Snake Pit, The (1948) 4
470. Special Day, A (1977) 4
471. Tale of Two Cities, A (1935) 4
472. Time of the Wolf, The / Le Temps du loup (2003) 4
473. Time Regained / Le temps retrouvé (1999) 4
474. Phantom Lady (1944) 4
475. Pom Poko (1994) 4
476. Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) 4
477. Smash Palace (1981) 4
478. Thieves' Highway (1949) 4
479. Toto le héros (1991) 4
480. What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984) 4
481. Cafe Lumiere / Kohi jikou (2003) 4
482. Diputado, El (1979) 4
483. Donkey Skin/Peau d'âne (1970) 4
484. Emperor of the North Pole (1973) 4
485. Eyes on the Prize (1987) 4
486. Lonely Are the Brave (1962) 4
487. Merchant of Four Seasons, The / Händler der vier Jahreszeiten (1972) 4
488. Millennium Actress / Sennen joyu (2001) 4
489. Pearl, The / La Perla (1947) 4
490. Rembrandt (1936) 4
491. Sweater, The (NFBC) (1980) 4
492. Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana / Pidä huivista kiinni, Tatjana (1994) 4
493. Traviata, La (1982) 4
494. War Game, The (1965) 4
495. Young One, The (1960) 4
496. Black and White In Color (1976) 4
497. Cabaret Balkan (1998) 4
498. Chacotero sentimental, El: La película (1999) 4
499. Diamond Arm, The / Brilliantovaya ruka (1968) 4
500. Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906) 4
501. Entre Nous / Coup de Foudre (1983) 4
502. Father and Daughter (2000) 4
503. Fidanzati, I (1963) 4
504. File on Thelma Jordon, The (1950) 4
505. Frogs Who Wanted a King, The / Les Grenouilles qui demandent un roi (1923) 4
506. Human Desire (1954) 4
507. Macario (1960) 4
508. Men in War (1957) 4
509. One-Armed Swordsman (1967) 4
510. Peking Opera Blues / Do ma daan (1986) 4
511. Rendezvous In Paris / Les Rendez-vous de Paris (1995) 4
512. At Land (1944) 4
513. Boot Polish (1954) 4
514. Closed Mondays (1974) 4
515. Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989) 4
516. Daniel (1983) 4
517. D'Artagnan and Three Musketeers (1978) 4
518. Death of a Cyclist / Muerte de un ciclista (1955) 4
519. Gentleman Jim (1942) 4
520. Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick, The / Der Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter (1972) 4
521. Goddess, The / Shen nu (1934) 4
522. H2O (1929) 4
523. Inn in Tokyo, An / Tokyo no yado (1935) 4
524. Judge and the Assassin, The (1976) 4
525. Legend of the Suram Fortress, The (1984) 4
526. Linda Linda Linda (2005) 4
527. Man Facing Southeast / Hombre mirando al sudeste (1986) 4
528. Man Who Stole The Sun, The / Taiyo o nusunda otoko (1979) 4
529. Mother / Okaasa (1952) 4
530. Music Land (1935) 4
531. Naked Island, The / Hadaka no shima (1960) 4
532. Nosotros los pobres (1948) 4
533. Oranges are Not the Only Fruit (1990) 4
534. Perceval (1978) 4
535. Pigs and Battleships / Buta to gunkan (1961) 4
536. Private Life of a Cat, The (1944) 4
537. Remember the Night (1940) 4
538. Sadie Thompson (1928) 4
539. Siberiade (1979) 4
540. Singing Lovebirds / Oshidori utagassen (1939) 4
541. Stevie (2002) 4
542. Tango Lesson, The (1997) 4
543. Traffic (1971) 4
544. Vanishing Point (1971) 4
545. Vendredi soir (2002) 4
546. Voice Of The Nightingale, The / La Voix du rossignol (1923) 4
547. Window Water Baby Moving (1962) 4


548. From Here to Eternity (1953) 3.961538462
549. Killing Fields, The (1984) 3.954545455
550. Triplets of Belleville, The (2003) 3.952380952
551. Lost Weekend, The (1945) 3.947368421
552. Stage Door (1937) 3.947368421
553. Lavender Hill Mob, The (1951) 3.944444444
554. Nun's Story, The (1959) 3.944444444
555. Vanishing, The / Spoorloos (1988) 3.944444444
556. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) 3.9375
557. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) 3.933333333
558. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) 3.933333333
559. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) 3.928571429
560. Tampopo (1985) 3.928571429
561. Mad Love (1935) 3.923076923
562. Red Badge of Courage, The (1951) 3.923076923
563. Tree Grows In Brooklyn, A (1945) 3.923076923
564. Princess Mononoke (1997) 3.92
565. Magician, The / Ansiktet (1958) 3.916666667
566. My Fair Lady (1964) 3.913043478
567. Heavenly Creatures (1994) 3.909090909
568. Bound For Glory (1976) 3.909090909
569. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) 3.909090909
570. Mysterious Skin (2004) 3.909090909
571. Narrow Margin, The (1952) 3.909090909
572. Private Life Of Henry VIII, The (1933) 3.909090909
573. Bend of The River (1952) 3.9
574. Forty Guns (1957) 3.9
575. Microcosmos: Le peuple de l'herbe (1996) 3.9
576. Osama (2003) 3.9
577. This Sporting Life (1963) 3.9

578. High Sierra (1941) 3.894736842
579. Autumn Sonata / Hostsonaten (1978) 3.888888889
580. Girl on the Bridge, The / La Fille sur le pont (1999) 3.888888889
581. Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave (1995) 3.888888889
582. Ashik Kerib (1988) 3.888888889
583. Blue Kite, The / Lan feng zheng (1993) 3.888888889
584. Dogfight (1991) 3.888888889
585. Edward II (1991) 3.888888889
586. Far Country, The (1954) 3.888888889
587. Kanal (1956) 3.888888889
588. Kitchen Stories / Salmer fra kjokkene (2003) 3.888888889
589. Les Miserables (1935) 3.888888889
590. Mamma Roma (1962) 3.888888889
591. Platform/Zhantai (2000) 3.888888889
592. Testament of Orpheus (1959) 3.888888889
593. Thief of Bagdad, The (1924) 3.888888889
594. Vive L'Amour (1994) 3.888888889
595. Xiao Wu (1997) 3.888888889
596. Wuthering Heights (1939) 3.884615385
597. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) 3.882352941
598. Education For Death (1943) 3.875
599. Emigrants, The / Utvandrarna (1971) 3.875
600. Evangeline (1929) 3.875
601. Girl with the Hat Box, The / Devushka s korobkoy (1927) 3.875
602. Night on Bald Mountain / Une nuit sur le mont chauve (1933) 3.875
603. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) 3.875
604. Old Acquaintance (1943) 3.875
605. Color of Paradise (1999) 3.866666667
606. Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The (1969) 3.866666667
607. Story of Adele H, The (1975) 3.866666667
608. Hours, The (2002) 3.857142857
609. Laputa: Castle in The Sky (1986) 3.857142857
610. Summer with Monika / Sommaren med Monika (1953) 3.857142857
611. Blind Beast / Môjuu (1969) 3.857142857
612. Civil War, The (mini-series) (1990) 3.857142857
613. Darkness/Light/Darkness / Tma/Svetlo/Tma (1989) 3.857142857
614. David Holzman's Diary (Jim McBride, 1967) 3.857142857
615. Drole de drame (1937) 3.857142857
616. Fist in his Pocket / I pugni in tasca (1965) 3.857142857
617. Jacob the Liar / Jakob, der Lügner (1975) 3.857142857
618. Little Dorrit (1988) 3.857142857
619. Samurai III (1956) 3.857142857
620. Secret Defense / Secret défense (1998) 3.857142857
621. Starstruck (1982) 3.857142857
622. Tales of the City (1993) 3.857142857
623. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 3.851851852
624. Postman Always Rings Twice, The (1946) 3.85
625. After life / Wandafaru raifu (1998) 3.846153846
626. Milky Way, The / La Voie Lactee (1969) 3.846153846
627. Ratcatcher (1999) 3.846153846
628. Three Little Pigs (1933) 3.846153846
629. Of Mice and Men (1939) 3.842105263
630. Charade (1963) 3.833333333
631. Crying Game, The (1992) 3.833333333
632. Force of Evil (1948) 3.833333333
633. Eat Drink Man Woman / Yin shi nan nu (1994) 3.833333333
634. Medea (1969) 3.833333333
635. Queen Christina (1933) 3.833333333
636. Summertime (1955) 3.833333333
637. Abraham's Valley / Vale Abraao (1993) 3.833333333
638. Beau mariage, Le (1982) 3.833333333
639. Bimbo's Initiation (1931) 3.833333333
640. Bizet's Carmen (1984) 3.833333333
641. Bob's Birthday (1993) 3.833333333
642. Crimson Gold (2003) 3.833333333
643. Dawn Patrol, The (1938) 3.833333333
644. Destiny (1997) 3.833333333
645. Drifting Clouds / Kauas pilvet karkaavat (1996) 3.833333333
646. Eureka (2000) 3.833333333
647. Goodbye South, Goodbye (1996) 3.833333333
648. Kind of Loving, A (1962) 3.833333333
649. Love and Anarchy (1973) 3.833333333
650. Manderlay (2005) 3.833333333
651. Mother Joan Of The Angels (1961) 3.833333333
652. Nightmare Alley (1947) 3.833333333
653. Only Yesterday / Omohide poro poro (1991) 3.833333333
654. Popeye Meets Sindbad The Sailor (1936) 3.833333333
655. Rebels Of The Neon God / Ch'ing shaonien na cha (1992) 3.833333333
656. Sudden Fear (1952) 3.833333333
657. Tell-Tale Heart, The (UPA) (1953) 3.833333333
658. Diva (1981) 3.823529412
659. Dodsworth (1936) 3.823529412
ADPUF
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659. Dodsworth (1936) 3.823529412
I'm wondering what kind of order was used in that list.
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659. Dodsworth (1936) 3.823529412
I'm wondering what kind of order was used in that list.
Your wonders are washed away; it's here:

http://sienel.net/movies/dtc/our_list.htm

And it's logic/intent is here:

http://sienel.net/movies/dtc/dtc-index.htm

Took a few minutes this afternoon to read some of the endless sniping
and snarling among y'all.

It's still dull. Really dull. I'll check it again in a few weeks.
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I just finished the last snippet of "Salvatore Giuliano" (1962)
Having crossed this film off, I just gave my top 30 "films to see" a
rethink. It's one-third Japanese now and 19/30 based in what has become
my favored chronological zone (roughly 1963-1972). Plus there's a 1962
film too. I don't try to skew my priorities that way...it just happens.
1 The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
2 World on a Wire (1973)
3 One Way Pendulum (1964)
4 Black Test Car (1962)
5 Intentions of Murder (1964)
6 Black Lizard (1968)
7 Despair (1978)
8 Just a Gigolo (1978)
9 The Falls (1980)
10 The Kingdom (1994)
11 Providence (1977)
12 Profound Desires of the Gods (1968)
13 The Touch (1971)
14 Band of Ninja (1967)
15 Kuroneko (1968)
16 Red Angel (1966)
17 Labyrinth of Passion (1982)
18 The Spiders, Part 1: The Golden Lake (1919)
19 The Spiders, Part 2: The Diamond Ship (1920)
20 Nasty Habits (1977)
21 Ongaku (1972)
22 The Traveling Executioner (1970)
23 The Man Without a Map (1968)
24 Manji (1964)
25 Z (1969)
26 The Closet (1966)
27 Partner (1968)
28 The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)
29 Anna (1967)
30 Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)
The fantastically crazy Saragossa Manuscript is touring the country as part of the Martin Scorsese Presents Polish Movies (not exact name) series. I assume it's a sparkling, newly struck print. In or near your city soon.
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2014-04-23 21:22:49 UTC
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The fantastically crazy Saragossa Manuscript is touring the country as part
of the Martin Scorsese Presents Polish Movies (not exact name) series. I
assume it's a sparkling, newly struck print. In or near your city soon.
Thanks for the tip.

Last night, I saw "Anna" (1967). If you're smitten with Anna Karina
and/or Serge Gainsbourg, this is a must-see. Otherwise, skip it. The
plot is simple and stupid: A fashion photographer (Jean-Claude Brialy)
accidentally snaps a picture of Karina's shy character, and becomes
obsessed with finding this exquisite vixen whom he can't identify. Turns
out she's his own employee, and he's too dumb to realize this because
she's not wearing her usual Clark Kent glasses in the shot. Most of the
film consists of the two leads just walking the streets, daydreaming
about love and singing Gainsbourg's quirky pop tunes. Gainsbourg (with
his usual devilish, cynical persona) also shows up onscreen to sing a
bit, as does a young, gorgeous Marianne Faithfull. The best song: "Sous
le Soleil Exactement"


I'm replacing "Anna" in my top-30-to-see with Antonioni's
"Identification of a Woman."
poisoned rose
2014-04-25 22:57:10 UTC
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The two parts of Fritz Lang's "The Spiders" series have been on my
gotta-see list for four or five years now...I finally saw them last
night. Together, they add up to just 2:17 so they barely count as
features. OK, I severely overestimated my interest in these films, based
on other early Lang work that I loved. I really had to force myself to
finish watching. Hokey "Indiana Jones"-type material with disappointing
sets and visuals. Also hard to follow at times, probably due to lost
scenes.

My new top 30 to see...I inserted #25 and #29 to replace the Langs.

1 The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
2 World on a Wire (1973)
3 One Way Pendulum (1964)
4 Black Test Car (1962)
5 Intentions of Murder (1964)
6 Despair (1978)
7 Black Lizard (1968)
8 Just a Gigolo (1978)
9 The Falls (1980)
10 The Kingdom (1994)
11 Providence (1977)
12 Profound Desires of the Gods (1968)
13 Red Angel (1966)
14 Labyrinth of Passion (1982)
15 The Touch (1971)
16 Kuroneko (1968)
17 Band of Ninja (1967)
18 The Traveling Executioner (1970)
19 Ongaku (1972)
20 The Man Without a Map (1968)
21 Nasty Habits (1977)
22 Z (1969)
23 The Closet (1966)
24 Partner (1968)
25 Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)
26 Manji (1964)
27 The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)
28 Identification of a Woman (1982)
29 A Gentle Creature (1969)
30 Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)
The Starmaker
2014-04-27 18:59:50 UTC
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The two parts of Fritz Lang's "The Spiders" series have been on my
gotta-see list for four or five years now...I finally saw them last
night. Together, they add up to just 2:17 so they barely count as
features. OK, I severely overestimated my interest in these films, based
on other early Lang work that I loved. I really had to force myself to
finish watching. Hokey "Indiana Jones"-type material with disappointing
sets and visuals. Also hard to follow at times, probably due to lost
scenes.
My new top 30 to see...I inserted #25 and #29 to replace the Langs.
1 The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
2 World on a Wire (1973)
3 One Way Pendulum (1964)
4 Black Test Car (1962)
5 Intentions of Murder (1964)
6 Despair (1978)
7 Black Lizard (1968)
8 Just a Gigolo (1978)
9 The Falls (1980)
10 The Kingdom (1994)
11 Providence (1977)
12 Profound Desires of the Gods (1968)
13 Red Angel (1966)
14 Labyrinth of Passion (1982)
15 The Touch (1971)
16 Kuroneko (1968)
17 Band of Ninja (1967)
18 The Traveling Executioner (1970)
19 Ongaku (1972)
20 The Man Without a Map (1968)
21 Nasty Habits (1977)
22 Z (1969)
23 The Closet (1966)
24 Partner (1968)
25 Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)
26 Manji (1964)
27 The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)
28 Identification of a Woman (1982)
29 A Gentle Creature (1969)
30 Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)
There are certain 'chink movies' I like...films by Takeshi Kitano. He's the chink version of out clint eastwood.
poisoned rose
2014-04-28 20:00:23 UTC
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Saw "Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?" over the weekend. Early Fassbinder.
It's impossible to "spoil" this film, since the title itself is a
spoiler. Reminded me of "Jeanne Dielman" in theory...could it have
influenced that film? "Herr R." is perversely enjoyable, if you can just
accept that most of it is INTENTIONALLY boring. There are at least two
very funny scenes (an interminable toast speech, a dialogue where the
hapless Herr asks record-store clerks for help in identifying a song) --
the humor of awkwardness, such as seen in TV's "The Office."

I'm replacing this with "Moonlighting" (1982) in my top 30 to see...that
has been creeping up the ranks for quite a long time. A tricky one to
find online, since search results are so littered with unwanted
Cybill/Bruce links.
The Starmaker
2014-04-28 21:55:45 UTC
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Saw "Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?" over the weekend. Early Fassbinder.
It's impossible to "spoil" this film, since the title itself is a
spoiler. Reminded me of "Jeanne Dielman" in theory...could it have
influenced that film? "Herr R." is perversely enjoyable, if you can just
accept that most of it is INTENTIONALLY boring. There are at least two
very funny scenes (an interminable toast speech, a dialogue where the
hapless Herr asks record-store clerks for help in identifying a song) --
the humor of awkwardness, such as seen in TV's "The Office."
I'm replacing this with "Moonlighting" (1982) in my top 30 to see...that
has been creeping up the ranks for quite a long time. A tricky one to
find online, since search results are so littered with unwanted
Cybill/Bruce links.
It's not tricky to find online...
http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/6355344/Jerzy_Skolimowski_-_Moonlighting_%281982%29
poisoned rose
2014-04-30 04:00:01 UTC
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Saw "Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?" over the weekend.
And I saw "Beware of a Holy Whore" last night, courtesy of a temporary
Hulu/Criterion freebie. More RWF. Enjoyed this one more than "Herr R.,"
perhaps just because it was much more visually attractive. Well lit,
with some bright colors. And Fassbinder had a knack for positioning
ensembles in interesting, complimentary patterns. The entire movie is
just an all-talk portrait of a film crew holed up in a Spanish villa
somewhere, impatiently waiting to receive film stock so they can begin
shooting. Fassbinder himself is in the cast, but does NOT portray the
director. The director is a seething, abusive blonde who reminded me a
bit of "Spike" from the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" TV series. Romantic
conflicts (both homo and hetero) abound, along with a strange penchant
for people smashing bar glasses. Dialogue in at least four different
languages. Veteran actor Eddie Constantine has fun glowering in the
background and also gets to canoodle with recurrent Fassbinder muse
Hanna Schygulla, who delightfully flits about underwear-less in a little
white dress like an ice cream cone begging to be licked. I failed to
understand the relevance of the film's title.
poisoned rose
2014-04-30 18:51:03 UTC
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Pouring another review blurb down the plughole.

Last night, I saw "Fever Mounts at El Pao" (1959). Sometimes titled
"Republic of Sin." I've been wanting to see this for quite awhile. One
of Luis Bunuel's most obscure films. It's an unusually straight project
for him but, happily, it's much more polished than his earlier
"straight" movies. No humor or cackling perversity here at all, just a
fairly mainstream tale of an idealistic government official whom
circumstance inches further and further into corruption. The setting is
a fictional island nation with a Cuba-like ambience. Suspicion of those
in power is, of course, a favorite Bunuel theme, and the presence of a
smoldering vixen (Maria Felix) who can bring great men to ruin is
another familiar element. Good performances from a cast that's
universally unknown to me. A bit more musical score (appropriately
"tropical") than one typically expects from Bunuel. Liked this much more
than expected, though it's clearly not among Bunuel's more important
films.
poisoned rose
2014-05-02 18:21:11 UTC
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I saw "Kuroneko" last night...excellent Japanese ghost story with
atmospheric cinematography. Not quite as good as "Onibaba" (same
director), but the best film I've seen in the past month or so. Further
review omitted due to unlikelihood of fruitful feedback.
trotsky
2014-05-04 00:23:26 UTC
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I saw "Kuroneko" last night...excellent Japanese ghost story with
atmospheric cinematography. Not quite as good as "Onibaba" (same
director), but the best film I've seen in the past month or so. Further
review omitted due to unlikelihood of fruitful feedback.
It's a shame that it's gotten to that point.
w***@gmail.com
2014-05-04 01:37:16 UTC
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It's a shame that it's gotten to that point.

trotsky
2014-05-04 10:56:32 UTC
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It's a shame that it's gotten to that point.
http://youtu.be/4GxY559Qfbc
I'm not the one who pollutes on topic threads. You are.
ADPUF
2014-04-20 21:24:31 UTC
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I just finished the last snippet of "Salvatore Giuliano"
(1962), which is temporarily free to stream on Hulu. It
disappointed me. I was hoping something more along the lines
of an organized-crime saga, but instead it's an extremely
convoluted tale (based on fact) of a Sicilian revolutionary.
The political situation -- government vs. Sicilian separatists
vs. Mafia -- is very specific and doesn't have much universal
appeal, and the film is constructed such that almost none of
the characters are featured enough to create a lasting
impression. The title character himself doesn't appear in the
film, except as a CORPSE. With raw, documentary-like direction
and a minimal score that goes no further than occasional
growling drones, the film loses any chance at having any sheer
sensuous appeal either. It was a bit of a chore to finish this
one.
Most of Francesco Rosi's works are docu-dramas with a political
stance, rather than pure entertainment fiction.

They are very much embedded in Italian history and society so
maybe the average foreigner (esp. Americans) cannot understand
everything.
--
via AIOE
poisoned rose
2014-04-19 21:15:06 UTC
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Just as I knew you'd take whatever film I named and use it to throw some
shallow, formulaic insult at my intelligence. You would have written the
same reply, no matter what film I named. So sadly vapid. Of course, I
know how 100% pointless it would be ask you either what makes Clockwork
Orange "dumb" or what your idea of a "smart" film is.
You're a proven Usenet lunatic who never posts anything of consequence
here, so nothing you say can hurt my feelings, sorry. And you exhibit
your pitiful delusions of grandeur, every time you post with that
bombastic handle.
Oh, I'm pretty sure your favorite song in the movie is "I'm Singing In
The Rain".
That insult doesn't even mean anything. Jesus, you are vacuous.
poisoned rose
2014-04-15 20:11:23 UTC
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The Story of the Fox (1930) [alternately, The Tale of the Fox]
Saw this last night. Now THIS was absolutely marvelous. Only about 63
minutes long. Stop-motion puppet animation from...let me look up how to
spell his name...Ladislas Starevich. I think this was his only
feature-length film. Not only is the animation technically astounding,
but the story is fully engaging and surprisingly funny at times. In
fact, if the film has one flaw, it's that the extravagant physical humor
of the closing "Home Alone"-like sequence is juuuuust a bit more than
this limited medium can handle.

Part one (of six):


hislop
2014-04-16 15:17:45 UTC
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The Story of the Fox (1930) [alternately, The Tale of the Fox]
Saw this last night. Now THIS was absolutely marvelous. Only about 63
minutes long. Stop-motion puppet animation from...let me look up how to
spell his name...Ladislas Starevich. I think this was his only
feature-length film. Not only is the animation technically astounding,
but the story is fully engaging and surprisingly funny at times. In
fact, if the film has one flaw, it's that the extravagant physical humor
of the closing "Home Alone"-like sequence is juuuuust a bit more than
this limited medium can handle.
http://youtu.be/rz0wAD1o0gs
There was a German animator in the 30s called Oskar Fischinger.
I went once to a fascinating talk and demonstration of his history at a
theatre some years ago.
He was famous for his abstract animation and may have a segment in
Fantasia or at least was copied for it, something abstract early in it.
He was also well known for a German cigarette commercial in the 30s that
showed marching cigarettes using stop frame animation.
hislop
2014-04-16 15:22:16 UTC
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Post by poisoned rose
The Story of the Fox (1930) [alternately, The Tale of the Fox]
Saw this last night. Now THIS was absolutely marvelous. Only about 63
minutes long. Stop-motion puppet animation from...let me look up how to
spell his name...Ladislas Starevich. I think this was his only
feature-length film. Not only is the animation technically astounding,
but the story is fully engaging and surprisingly funny at times. In
fact, if the film has one flaw, it's that the extravagant physical humor
of the closing "Home Alone"-like sequence is juuuuust a bit more than
this limited medium can handle.
http://youtu.be/rz0wAD1o0gs
There was a German animator in the 30s called Oskar Fischinger.
I went once to a fascinating talk and demonstration of his history at a
theatre some years ago.
He was famous for his abstract animation and may have a segment in
Fantasia or at least was copied for it, something abstract early in it.
He was also well known for a German cigarette commercial in the 30s that
showed marching cigarettes using stop frame animation.
This is the bit on Wikipedia of what he did at the Disney studio for
completeness.

'He designed the J. S. Bach Toccata and Fugue in D Minor sequence for
Walt Disney's Fantasia (1940), but quit without credit because Disney
altered his designs to be more representational. According to William
Moritz, Fischinger contributed to the effects animation of the Blue
Fairy's wand in Pinocchio (1940).'
poisoned rose
2014-04-17 06:05:19 UTC
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There was a German animator in the 30s called Oskar Fischinger.
I've seen a few films by him. Ummmm....

Spirals (1926)
Study No. 6 (1930)
Study No. 7 (1931)
Composition in Blue (1935)
Allegretto (1936)
Motion Painting No. 1 (1947)
hislop
2014-04-19 15:41:05 UTC
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There was a German animator in the 30s called Oskar Fischinger.
I've seen a few films by him. Ummmm....
Spirals (1926)
Study No. 6 (1930)
Study No. 7 (1931)
Composition in Blue (1935)
Allegretto (1936)
Motion Painting No. 1 (1947)
where? youtube?
I may have seen all these at the showing I mentioned but it's been a
long time. I was trying animation once, got a showing at the animation
section of a small festival back in 91. But they stuffed up the
syncing of the music with the film, which was on cassette. Attempts to
put a soundtrack on super 8 had failed.
poisoned rose
2014-04-19 19:10:10 UTC
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There was a German animator in the 30s called Oskar Fischinger.
I've seen a few films by him. Ummmm....
Spirals (1926)
Study No. 6 (1930)
Study No. 7 (1931)
Composition in Blue (1935)
Allegretto (1936)
Motion Painting No. 1 (1947)
where? youtube?
I may have seen all these at the showing I mentioned but it's been a
long time. I was trying animation once, got a showing at the animation
section of a small festival back in 91. But they stuffed up the
syncing of the music with the film, which was on cassette. Attempts to
put a soundtrack on super 8 had failed.
Probably YouTube, yeah. I've found that Googling "watch [film title]"
will usually yield a stream on the first page of links if one is
available.

I see a lot of shorts online. A few good ones I saw in the past week:
"Six Shooter" (2004 short by the In Bruges writer/director...I didn't
realize until after I finished watching that it won an Oscar!),
"Blackadder Back & Forth" (British comedy), "Padal Proshlogodnij Sneg"
(absurdist Russian stop-motion stuff). Saw all of those on YouTube. Give
'em a try.
poisoned rose
2014-05-14 22:00:30 UTC
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Last night I saw "Z," the most generally renowned film on my entire
gotta-see list. I initially had a hard time getting immersed in this
one, because there are a lot of characters and none of them are fleshed
out enough to foster any emotional connection. But the machinations of
the political conspiracy plot eventually became fascinating. The
information provided is so dense that I found myself rewinding lines
much more than usual, just to get the facts straight in my head. And I'm
a big rewinder anyway, as my exasperated gf would love to tell you.

The epilogue wrap-up really tops it off beautifully. And the soundtrack
is quite good -- even if its Greek flavor is somewhat incongruous.

Seeing "Z" cuts my gotta-see list to 148 titles. And with "Z" gone, my
ranked top 30 of must-sees updates to:

1. The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
2. World on a Wire (1973)
3. One Way Pendulum (1964)
4. Black Test Car (1962)
5. Intentions of Murder (1964)
6. Despair (1978)
7. Black Lizard (1968)
8. Just a Gigolo (1978)
9. The Falls (1980)
10. The Kingdom (1994)
11. Providence (1977)
12. Profound Desires of the Gods (1968)
13. Red Angel (1966)
14. Labyrinth of Passion (1982)
15. The Touch (1971)
16. Band of Ninja (1967)
17. The Traveling Executioner (1970)
18. Ongaku (1972)
19. The Man Without a Map (1968)
20. Nasty Habits (1977)
21. The Closet (1966)
22. Partner (1968)
23. Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)
24. Manji (1964)
25. The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)
26. Identification of a Woman (1982)
27. A Gentle Woman (1969)
28. Moonlighting (1982)
29. I'm So Excited (2013)
30. Le Beau Serge (1958)

Still offers little discussion fodder to suit this grizzled cowboy town,
alas.
poisoned rose
2014-05-15 20:04:59 UTC
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Saw this last night...no point in taking the time to compose thoughts
about it here. Screw it.
Bill Anderson
2014-05-16 01:42:27 UTC
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Saw this last night...no point in taking the time to compose thoughts
about it here. Screw it.
Now that's a review I can relate to.
--
Bill Anderson

I am the Mighty Favog
poisoned rose
2014-05-19 21:33:12 UTC
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Well, I've now seen seven of last year's nine BP nominees, and Wolf of
Wall Street and 12 Years a Slave were the only two that didn't notably
disappoint me. And even so, I enjoyed 12 Years a Slave less than
expected. Just not a *lot* less.
poisoned rose
2014-05-20 21:30:14 UTC
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Saw this last night...not good, but very interesting to see. I shared a
review elsewhere.
poisoned rose
2014-06-05 20:44:53 UTC
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Since I last posted to this thread, I've checked off "A Town of Love and
Hope" (early Oshima), "Sebastiane" (early Derek Jarman), "Je, Tu, Il,
Elle" (early Chantal Akerman...hey, a pattern), "The Cranes Are Flying"
and "A Gentle Woman," but never mind. Not Amurrican enough for these
parts, I reckon. Even worse, no old-time marquee idols to fawn over.

(The best of these was easily "The Cranes Are Flying.")
w***@gmail.com
2014-06-05 20:51:31 UTC
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(The best of these was easily "The Cranes Are Flying.")
It's a brilliant film. Me, I got a soft spot for Akerman and I don't care who knows it. Interesting note about Cranes is that I read an interview with Haskell Wexler and he remarked on a crane shot in a particular scene and I looked for it and didn't find it. Or, that's how I remember it.
Mack A. Damia
2014-06-05 20:58:46 UTC
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(The best of these was easily "The Cranes Are Flying.")
It's a brilliant film. Me, I got a soft spot for Akerman and I don't care who knows it. Interesting note about Cranes is that I read an interview with Haskell Wexler and he remarked on a crane shot in a particular scene and I looked for it and didn't find it. Or, that's how I remember it.
This one? (Scroll down)

http://www.criterion.com/current/posts/1962-one-scene-the-cranes-are-flying

--
w***@gmail.com
2014-06-05 21:09:12 UTC
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This one? (Scroll down)
http://www.criterion.com/current/posts/1962-one-scene-the-cranes-are-flying
Yup. And it *is* a great shot (and a great film) and thinking back what I think I meant was that I disagree with "spectacular shot" as a description because the shot is so natural, such an extension of the cinematography that it is almost anti-spectacular. It isn't awe-inspiring -- as many crane shots are -- because it's done so well and so organically that the effect rather than the process is what comes across.
poisoned rose
2014-06-07 00:17:33 UTC
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(The best of these was easily "The Cranes Are Flying.")
It's a brilliant film. Me, I got a soft spot for Akerman and I don't care who
knows it. Interesting note about Cranes is that I read an interview with
Haskell Wexler and he remarked on a crane shot in a particular scene and I
looked for it and didn't find it. Or, that's how I remember it.
The story was a bit more melodramatic than I typically like, and
cinematography was the major saving virtue for me. Lots of spectacular
work with a moving camera sweeping through crowds, corridors, etc.

That shot in the link was great, though I was particularly dazzled by
the chaotic camerawork during the scene where the girl contemplates
suicide. Perfectly captured her distraught panic.
poisoned rose
2014-06-26 19:36:42 UTC
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Since I last posted to this thread, I've checked off "A Town of Love and
Hope" (early Oshima), "Sebastiane" (early Derek Jarman), "Je, Tu, Il,
Elle" (early Chantal Akerman...hey, a pattern), "The Cranes Are Flying"
and "A Gentle Woman," but never mind. Not Amurrican enough for these
parts, I reckon. Even worse, no old-time marquee idols to fawn over.
(The best of these was easily "The Cranes Are Flying.")
A few more titles seen and crossed off, in order of preference:
Accattone (1961), Despair (1978), Kisses (1957), Tartuffe (1925), The
Italian Job (1969) and Gorilla Bathes at Noon (1993).

My gotta-see list is at 136 now. Bewildering that a mere 60 of them are
available via Netflix. Some of the surprisingly unavailable titles:
Sleuth (1972), Labyrinth of Passion (1982), Chimes at Midnight (1965),
Identification of a Woman (1982), The Decameron (1971), Lili Marleen
(1981), Chinese Roulette (1976), Satan's Brew (1976), The
Stationmaster's Wife (1977), Breaking Glass (1980), Bellissima (1952),
Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970), The Touch (1971), Providence (1977),
Nasty Habits (1977), Arabian Nights (1974), The Seduction of Mimi
(1972), Dogs in Space (1986), Fear Anxiety & Depression (1989), Phase IV
(1974), Christiane F. (1981), Just a Gigolo (1978) and, strangest of
all, Judgment at Nuremberg?!
l***@aol.com
2014-06-26 21:43:33 UTC
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Sleuth (1972),
I laughed out loud when Oliver screamed at Caine that he's "a jumped up pantry boy who doesn't know his place!"

Ohhhhh. Ok.

Very entertaining show.
Post by poisoned rose
Labyrinth of Passion (1982), Chimes at Midnight (1965),
Identification of a Woman (1982), The Decameron (1971), Lili Marleen
(1981), Chinese Roulette (1976), Satan's Brew (1976), The
Stationmaster's Wife (1977), Breaking Glass (1980), Bellissima (1952),
Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970), The Touch (1971), Providence (1977),
Nasty Habits (1977), Arabian Nights (1974), The Seduction of Mimi
(1972), Dogs in Space (1986), Fear Anxiety & Depression (1989), Phase IV
(1974), Christiane F. (1981), Just a Gigolo (1978) and, strangest of
all, Judgment at Nuremberg?!
n***@gmail.com
2014-06-26 21:54:09 UTC
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My gotta-see list is at 136 now. Bewildering that a mere 60 of them are
Sleuth (1972), Labyrinth of Passion (1982), Chimes at Midnight (1965),
Identification of a Woman (1982), The Decameron (1971), Lili Marleen
(1981), Chinese Roulette (1976), Satan's Brew (1976), The
Stationmaster's Wife (1977), Breaking Glass (1980), Bellissima (1952),
Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970), The Touch (1971), Providence (1977),
Nasty Habits (1977), Arabian Nights (1974), The Seduction of Mimi
(1972), Dogs in Space (1986), Fear Anxiety & Depression (1989), Phase IV
(1974), Christiane F. (1981), Just a Gigolo (1978) and, strangest of
all, Judgment at Nuremberg?!
Just a Gigolo is available on YouTube (in what appears to be an excellent print) in fifteen parts. Christiane F. is on there as well, continuing with the Bowie theme.
poisoned rose
2014-06-29 21:10:56 UTC
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Just a Gigolo is available on YouTube (in what appears to be an excellent
print) in fifteen parts.
Looks to me like there *were* 15 parts, but now parts 1, 2 and 9 are
missing?
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Christiane F. is on there as well, continuing with
the Bowie theme.
I do have a link saved for that film elsewhere.

I saw "Salon Kitty" (1976) over the weekend...actually not that bad. A
Nazi-run brothel in wartime Germany that serves to spy on its own.
Substantially better than "Caligula," I'd say, even though that film (by
the same director) is far more famous/infamous. It's a kick to see
Ingrid Thulin going wildly over the top in a way that Ingmar Bergman
would never allow. ;) I actually *did* get this one from Netflix, which
is pretty surprising. Especially since it was originally X-rated (not a
lot of actual sex...just boobs and bushes everywhere).
n***@gmail.com
2014-06-30 00:47:00 UTC
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Christiane F. is on there as well, continuing with
the Bowie theme.
I do have a link saved for that film elsewhere.
In a recent interview. Lawrence, the troubled front man for Go-Kart Mozart and couple of other great rock bands said he was in love with both the real Christiane F. and the actress who played her, which struck me as being a dodgy enough thing to say that I made a mental note to check out the movie if I got the chance. I remember it showing up a lot on VHS but I never got around to watching it.
poisoned rose
2014-06-30 21:39:43 UTC
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Saw "Phase IV" last night...oddball, low-budget sci-fi from that golden
post-"2001: A Space Odyssey" era before "Star Wars" ruined things
forever. Two scientists and a pretty ingenue are holed up in a Southwest
desert laboratory, while organized, super-intelligent ants outside plot
to kill them and eventually take over the world. It's not a great film,
but it's much better than it sounds. Good '70s-synth score, plus Nigel
Davenport and Michael Murphy as the scientists.

On YouTube, there's a clip of a "lost ending" that is extremely
interesting to see but not necessarily good for the film.
l***@aol.com
2014-06-26 23:24:07 UTC
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Since I last posted to this thread, I've checked off "A Town of Love and
Hope" (early Oshima), "Sebastiane" (early Derek Jarman), "Je, Tu, Il,
Elle" (early Chantal Akerman...hey, a pattern), "The Cranes Are Flying"
and "A Gentle Woman," but never mind. Not Amurrican enough for these
parts, I reckon. Even worse, no old-time marquee idols to fawn over.
(The best of these was easily "The Cranes Are Flying.")
Accattone (1961), Despair (1978), Kisses (1957), Tartuffe (1925), The
Italian Job (1969) and Gorilla Bathes at Noon (1993).
My gotta-see list is at 136 now. Bewildering that a mere 60 of them are
Sleuth (1972), Labyrinth of Passion (1982), Chimes at Midnight (1965),
Identification of a Woman (1982), The Decameron (1971), Lili Marleen
(1981), Chinese Roulette (1976), Satan's Brew (1976), The
Stationmaster's Wife (1977), Breaking Glass (1980), Bellissima (1952),
Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970), The Touch (1971), Providence (1977),
Nasty Habits (1977), Arabian Nights (1974), The Seduction of Mimi
(1972), Dogs in Space (1986), Fear Anxiety & Depression (1989), Phase IV
(1974), Christiane F. (1981), Just a Gigolo (1978) and, strangest of
all, Judgment at Nuremberg?!
You are surprised that Chinese Roulette isn't on Netflix? Why?
poisoned rose
2014-08-06 01:30:40 UTC
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A fresh edition of my films-to-see list. It's close to the same size as
the previous time I posted it (whenever that was), because I've
subsequently added almost as many films as I've crossed off. These
titles are about 25% "new."

Yes, I still have a lot of trouble finding '30s and '40s films that
sound interesting to me.

The last films I saw and deleted: Lady Vengeance (2005), Mauvais Sang
(1986), Claire's Knee (1970), Fear of Fear (1975), Young Torless (1966),
The American Soldier (1970), Love Is Colder Than Death (1969), Heat
(1972) and World on a Wire (1973). I liked World on a Wire and Mauvais
Sang best. The worst: Love Is Colder Than Death.

Les Amants and Le Feu Follet are on TCM this week.

Les Vampires (1915)
Aelita, Queen of Mars (1924)
The Lost World (1925)
The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927)
The Man Who Laughs (1928)
Hell's Angels (1930)
Un Carnet de Bal (1937)
L'Eternel Retour (1943)
Ossessione (1943)
Hue and Cry (1947)
The Eagle with Two Heads (1948)
Drunken Angel (1948)
Bellissima (1952)
The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)
Wuthering Heights (1954)
Aparajito (1956)
Street of Shame (1956)
That Is the Dawn (1956)
Endless Desire (1958)
Les Amants (1958)
Stolen Desire (1958)
The Music Room (1958)
The World of Apu (1959)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Paris Belongs to Us (1961)
Black Test Car (1962)
Harakiri (1962)
Le Feu Follet (1963)
Magnet of Doom (1963)
The Insect Woman (1963)
Strip-Tease (1963)
An Actor's Revenge (1963)
Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963)
The Wedding Party (1963)
Black Peter (1964)
Gate of Flesh (1964)
Intentions of Murder (1964)
Manji (1964)
One Way Pendulum (1964)
Chimes at Midnight (1965)
Red Beard (1965)
Rotten to the Core (1965)
The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
Red Angel (1966)
The Closet (1966)
The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)
A Man Vanishes (1967)
Band of Ninja (1967)
Happy End (1967)
La Collectionneuse (1967)
Black Lizard (1968)
Death Laid an Egg (1968)
Flesh (1968)
Partner (1968)
Profound Desires of the Gods (1968)
The Man Without a Map (1968)
Un Film Comme Les Autres (1968)
Eros Plus Massacre (1969)
Katzelmacher (1969)
Porcile (1969)
Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
Companeros (1970)
Gods of the Plague (1970)
Ice (1970)
Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970)
The Ear (1970)
The Traveling Executioner (1970)
Bleak Moments (1971)
Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)
Murmur of the Heart (1971)
The Decameron (1971)
The Merchant of Four Seasons (1971)
The Touch (1971)
Whity (1971)
Women in Revolt (1971)
Chloe in the Afternoon (1972)
Dear Summer Sister (1972)
Ongaku (1972)
Rocker (1972)
Sleuth (1972)
The Seduction of Mimi (1972)
Jail Bait (1973)
Some Call It Loving (1973)
Arabian Nights (1974)
Effi Briest (1974)
Martha (1974)
Coonskin (1975)
India Song (1975)
Mandingo (1975)
Chinese Roulette (1976)
Duelle (Une Quarantaine) (1976)
Personel (1976)
Satan's Brew (1976)
The Scar (1976)
Abigail's Party (1977)
Nasty Habits (1977)
Providence (1977)
The Stationmaster's Wife (1977)
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)
Just a Gigolo (1978)
My Way Home (1978)
The Manitou (1978)
Bloody Kids [One Joke Too Many] (1979)
Breaking Glass (1980)
Grown-Ups (1980)
Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980)
The Falls (1980)
Christiane F.: A True Story (1981)
Lili Marleen (1981)
Identification of a Woman (1982)
Labyrinth of Passion (1982)
Moonlighting (1982)
Vortex (1982)
Next of Kin (1984)
No End (1985)
Dogs in Space (1986)
Epidemic (1987)
Family Viewing (1987)
Manifesto (1988)
Fear, Anxiety & Depression (1989)
Zentropa (1991)
Benny's Video (1992)
Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
Don't Drink the Water (1994)
Satantango (1994)
The Kingdom (1994)
Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)
Kansas City (1996)
Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (1997)
Pola X (1999)
Ratcatcher (1999)
The Death of a Composer: Rosa, a Horse Drama (1999)
La Commune (Paris, 1871) (2000)
Little Otik (2000)
Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician (2001)
Strumpet (2001)
The Fall of the Louse of Usher (2001)
Visitor Q (2001)
Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns (2002)
Hukkle (2002)
Cowards Bend the Knee or the Blue Hands (2003)
Dogville (2003)
Saraband (2003)
The Tulse Luper Suitcases Part III - From Sark to Finish (2003)
Don't Come Knocking (2005)
What Is It? (2005)
Brand Upon the Brain! A Remembrance in 12 Chapters (2006)
Monks: The Transatlantic Feedback (2006)
Big Man Japan (2007)
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Mellodrama (2008)
Passing Strange (2009)
The White Ribbon (2009)
The Turin Horse (2011)
Jobriath, A.D. (2012)
To the Wonder (2012)
Greetings from Tim Buckley (2012)
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Boyhood (2014)
Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
super70s
2014-08-06 08:56:41 UTC
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Don't Come Knocking (2005)
I can steer you away from this one. But if you're interested in seeing
one of (if not THE) worst films Shepard and/or Lange have ever been in,
go for it.
poisoned rose
2014-08-06 21:37:18 UTC
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Don't Come Knocking (2005)
I can steer you away from this one. But if you're interested in seeing
one of (if not THE) worst films Shepard and/or Lange have ever been in,
go for it.
I'm not expecting much from it, but I'm a big Wim Wenders fan, so.....

It gets shown on one of the premium channels (Starz, maybe), but I
recently started to watch and found it was pan-and-scan. Couldn't
tolerate that, when a director like Wenders is involved. So, some other
time. I know it's on YouTube, for starters.

Hell's Angels is the only film that has been on my gotta-see list longer
than Don't Come Knocking, so I obviously haven't rushed to see it.
w***@gmail.com
2014-08-07 00:51:16 UTC
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Hell's Angels is the only film that has been on my gotta-see list longer
than Don't Come Knocking, so I obviously haven't rushed to see it.
You might want to re-think that. Saw Hell's Angels again recently and if nothing else, Howard loved those airplanes.
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2014-08-07 00:59:16 UTC
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Hell's Angels is the only film that has been on my gotta-see list longer
than Don't Come Knocking, so I obviously haven't rushed to see it.
You might want to re-think that. Saw Hell's Angels again recently and if nothing else, Howard loved those airplanes.
The aerial work in Hell's Angels is pretty staggering. It's worth seeing on a "they sure don't make 'em like that anymore" level.
w***@gmail.com
2014-08-07 01:51:42 UTC
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The aerial work in Hell's Angels is pretty staggering. It's worth seeing on a "they sure don't make 'em like that anymore" level.
Even Wings doesn't compare and William Wellman got that directing gig because he actually was a flyboy in WWI.
trotsky
2014-08-07 12:51:12 UTC
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The aerial work in Hell's Angels is pretty staggering. It's worth seeing on a "they sure don't make 'em like that anymore" level.
Even Wings doesn't compare and William Wellman got that directing gig because he actually was a flyboy in WWI.
So you're saying that piloting a plane somehow makes you qualified for
the direction of filming them?
n***@gmail.com
2014-08-07 13:09:20 UTC
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The aerial work in Hell's Angels is pretty staggering. It's worth seeing on a "they sure don't make 'em like that anymore" level.
Even Wings doesn't compare and William Wellman got that directing gig because he actually was a flyboy in WWI.
So you're saying that piloting a plane somehow makes you qualified for
the direction of filming them?
Yes.

"Producers Lucien Hubbard and Jesse L. Lasky hired director Wellman as he was the only director in Hollywood at the time who had World War I combat pilot experience."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wings_(1927_film)

"William Wild Bill Wellman was not Paramount Pictures' first choice to direct the World War I epic Wings (1927), but as a former aviator and war hero, he was the right choice. Despite months waging epic battles of his own with studio executives, Wild Bill managed to finish the big-budget war saga by inventing many of the techniques still used to film aerial battle scenes."

http://www.amazon.com/The-Man-His-Wings-William/dp/0275985415
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2014-08-09 10:01:08 UTC
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The aerial work in Hell's Angels is pretty staggering. It's worth seeing on a "they sure don't make 'em like that anymore" level.
Even Wings doesn't compare and William Wellman got that directing gig because he actually was a flyboy in WWI.
So you're saying that piloting a plane somehow makes you qualified for
the direction of filming them?
Yes.
Wait, which sockpuppet was I talking to again?
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"Producers Lucien Hubbard and Jesse L. Lasky hired director Wellman as he was the only director in Hollywood at the time who had World War I combat pilot experience."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wings_(1927_film)
"William Wild Bill Wellman was not Paramount Pictures' first choice to direct the World War I epic Wings (1927), but as a former aviator and war hero, he was the right choice. Despite months waging epic battles of his own with studio executives, Wild Bill managed to finish the big-budget war saga by inventing many of the techniques still used to film aerial battle scenes."
http://www.amazon.com/The-Man-His-Wings-William/dp/0275985415
Wellman returned to his passion for flying when he directed "Wings" (1927), an aerial adventure about two would-be fighter pilots (Charles "Buddy" Rogers and Richard Arden) vying for the love of the proverbial girl next door (Clara Bow). Not exactly "Top Gun" in terms of in-air action, "Wings" still presented spectacular aerial dogfights and became significant for becoming the first film to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
"...significant for winning the first Academy Award for Best Picture"
and "not exactly top gun in terms of in-air action" and no mention of
him being picked because he was a pilot puts a little different wrinkle
on it, don't you think? Unless you think Wiki is a more reliable source
of information for classic movies than TCM, of course. Going further,
here's a very interesting retrospective of Wellman by Bertrand Tavernier:

http://filmcomment.com/entry/from-the-archives-william-wellman-by-bertrand-tavernier

The only mention of "Wings" is when Wellman is referred to "the director
of "Wings" (27).
n***@gmail.com
2014-08-09 12:58:51 UTC
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The aerial work in Hell's Angels is pretty staggering. It's worth seeing on a "they sure don't make 'em like that anymore" level.
Even Wings doesn't compare and William Wellman got that directing gig because he actually was a flyboy in WWI.
So you're saying that piloting a plane somehow makes you qualified for
the direction of filming them?
Yes.
Wait, which sockpuppet was I talking to again?
Post by n***@gmail.com
"Producers Lucien Hubbard and Jesse L. Lasky hired director Wellman as he was the only director in Hollywood at the time who had World War I combat pilot experience."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wings_(1927_film)
"William Wild Bill Wellman was not Paramount Pictures' first choice to direct the World War I epic Wings (1927), but as a former aviator and war hero, he was the right choice. Despite months waging epic battles of his own with studio executives, Wild Bill managed to finish the big-budget war saga by inventing many of the techniques still used to film aerial battle scenes."
http://www.amazon.com/The-Man-His-Wings-William/dp/0275985415
Wellman returned to his passion for flying when he directed "Wings" (1927), an aerial adventure about two would-be fighter pilots (Charles "Buddy" Rogers and Richard Arden) vying for the love of the proverbial girl next door (Clara Bow). Not exactly "Top Gun" in terms of in-air action, "Wings" still presented spectacular aerial dogfights and became significant for becoming the first film to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
"...significant for winning the first Academy Award for Best Picture"
and "not exactly top gun in terms of in-air action" and no mention of
him being picked because he was a pilot puts a little different wrinkle
on it, don't you think? Unless you think Wiki is a more reliable source
of information for classic movies than TCM, of course. Going further,
http://filmcomment.com/entry/from-the-archives-william-wellman-by-bertrand-tavernier
The only mention of "Wings" is when Wellman is referred to "the director
of "Wings" (27).
You took two days to come up with two sources, neither of which says Wellman *wasn't* hired to direct Wings because of his WWI experience. Nice work. All you got was two sources that didn't bother to mention it. How long did you spend on that little project?

This took one minute to find, and not days of effort plowing through the archives of TCM and Film Comment.

'Before Wings, Wellman had only a fistful of B westerns to his name, and nothing that came close to approximating the scale or budget of this film. However, Wellman had served as a fighter pilot in the Great War, and it was this experience - coupled with his bullheaded countenance that convinced the studio to take a chance on "Wild Bill"'

http://twitchfilm.com/2014/02/learning-from-the-masters-of-cinema-william-a-wellmans-wings.html
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2014-08-09 17:52:55 UTC
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You took two days to come up with two sources, neither of which says Wellman *wasn't* hired to direct Wings because of his WWI experience. Nice work. All you got was two sources that didn't bother to mention it. How long did you spend on that little project?
Well, that's because William Wellman is another obscure director like, you know, Cecil B DeMille.
trotsky
2014-08-10 01:37:49 UTC
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You took two days to come up with two sources, neither of which says Wellman *wasn't* hired to direct Wings because of his WWI experience. Nice work. All you got was two sources that didn't bother to mention it. How long did you spend on that little project?
Well, that's because William Wellman is another obscure director like, you know, Cecil B DeMille.
Agreed. You couldn't find one person in a hundred in today's movie
going crowd that would know who the fuck he is.
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2014-08-10 03:02:07 UTC
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Well, that's because William Wellman is another obscure director like, you know, Cecil B DeMille.
Agreed. You couldn't find one person in a hundred in today's movie
going crowd that would know who the fuck he is.
Any film discussion with Trotsky needs to be made with the full knowledge that in the past Trotsky has admitted to not knowing or caring about movies and that his hobby is to make fun of people on Usenet. Not knowing anything about Cecil B. DeMille or William Wellman and being proud of it and mocking anyone who cares about movies more than he does-which would be most anyone--is a part of his shtick. It's sad. Not that Trotsky gives a shit. I'm not commenting anymore because he's happy enough that he's hijacked another thread with his nonsense.
w***@gmail.com
2014-08-10 03:14:52 UTC
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Any film discussion with Trotsky needs to be made with the full knowledge that in the past Trotsky has admitted to not knowing or caring about movies and that his hobby is to make fun of people on Usenet. Not knowing anything about Cecil B. DeMille or William Wellman and being proud of it and mocking anyone who cares about movies more than he does-which would be most anyone--is a part of his shtick. It's sad. Not that Trotsky gives a shit. I'm not commenting anymore because he's happy enough that he's hijacked another thread with his nonsense.
I agree but sometimes it's too tempting to pass up humiliating the dumb shit. I have fun doing it. How ever it plays into his pathetic psychosis no longer concerns me. He's a liar, an asshole, and utterly useless for anything worthwhile so kicking him around is much like tangling with calvin. It's pointless and good for a few laughs. Especially when he applies "logic" to the workings of the world. Is it any surprise that he has no friends and lives in his mom's basement?
trotsky
2014-08-10 11:22:27 UTC
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Any film discussion with Trotsky needs to be made with the full knowledge that in the past Trotsky has admitted to not knowing or caring about movies and that his hobby is to make fun of people on Usenet. Not knowing anything about Cecil B. DeMille or William Wellman and being proud of it and mocking anyone who cares about movies more than he does-which would be most anyone--is a part of his shtick. It's sad. Not that Trotsky gives a shit. I'm not commenting anymore because he's happy enough that he's hijacked another thread with his nonsense.
I agree but sometimes it's too tempting
And the online fellatio continues...
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2014-08-10 11:21:52 UTC
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Well, that's because William Wellman is another obscure director like, you know, Cecil B DeMille.
Agreed. You couldn't find one person in a hundred in today's movie
going crowd that would know who the fuck he is.
Any film discussion with Trotsky
Anonyshit alert.
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2014-08-10 01:36:50 UTC
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Wellman returned to his passion for flying when he directed "Wings" (1927), an aerial adventure about two would-be fighter pilots (Charles "Buddy" Rogers and Richard Arden) vying for the love of the proverbial girl next door (Clara Bow). Not exactly "Top Gun" in terms of in-air action, "Wings" still presented spectacular aerial dogfights and became significant for becoming the first film to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
"...significant for winning the first Academy Award for Best Picture"
and "not exactly top gun in terms of in-air action" and no mention of
him being picked because he was a pilot puts a little different wrinkle
on it, don't you think? Unless you think Wiki is a more reliable source
of information for classic movies than TCM, of course. Going further,
http://filmcomment.com/entry/from-the-archives-william-wellman-by-bertrand-tavernier
The only mention of "Wings" is when Wellman is referred to "the director
of "Wings" (27).
You took two days to come up with two sources, neither of which says Wellman *wasn't* hired to direct Wings because of his WWI experience.
Oh, I forgot, this is the extra stupid version of "nick". wee willy's
original comment was to insinuate Wellman would logically be a good
director of aerial scenes because he is a pilot. I've found nothing to
corroborate this 'logic'. Can you?
w***@gmail.com
2014-08-10 01:52:15 UTC
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Oh, I forgot, this is the extra stupid version of "nick". wee willy's
original comment was to insinuate Wellman would logically be a good
director of aerial scenes because he is a pilot. I've found nothing to
corroborate this 'logic'. Can you?
You're an idiot with no sense of shame. I didn't "insinuate" a damn thing. Neither did I endorse the logic. All I did was to repeat Hollywood lore that appears in numerous bios and write-ups of Wellman. That's it. Your obsessive need to smell my butt blinded you to the obvious and your delusion that the rest of the world acts logically is as insipid as just about everything else you post. Numerous actors got their starts because they could ride a horse. Is there a logic in that? Lee Marvin got his start in acting because as a plumber's assistant working on the pipes in a theatre in upstate New York, he looked like the toughest guy in the room. Just like with Cecil B DeMille, you are outed as an asshole by your own ignorance. Why you persist in being a fucking jerk is really sad. It's fun for the rest of us that you spent so much time trying to find the "logic" in the ways of Hollywood. What a fucking asshole.
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2014-08-10 02:09:36 UTC
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Oh, I forgot, this is the extra stupid version of "nick". wee willy's
original comment was to insinuate Wellman would logically be a good
director of aerial scenes because he is a pilot. I've found nothing to
corroborate this 'logic'. Can you?
You're an idiot with no sense of shame. I didn't "insinuate" a damn thing. Neither did I endorse the logic. All I did was to repeat Hollywood lore that appears in numerous bios and write-ups of Wellman.
Oh, my bad, you reiterated Hollywood lore appropos of nothing! You
literally had no point for saying it. I get it now. It's some kind of
word association, like a Rorschach test? What you said, asshole, is
this, "Despite being a pilot, which should make him a good director of
aerial scenes, he was outclassed by "Hell's Angels."" Period, end of
story. There is no other interpretation of the "point" you were trying
to make. It was a stupid remark. Live with it.
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2014-08-10 02:24:35 UTC
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Oh, my bad, you reiterated Hollywood lore appropos of nothing! You
literally had no point for saying it. I get it now. It's some kind of
word association, like a Rorschach test? What you said, asshole, is
this, "Despite being a pilot, which should make him a good director of
aerial scenes, he was outclassed by "Hell's Angels."" Period, end of
story. There is no other interpretation of the "point" you were trying
to make. It was a stupid remark. Live with it.
You're an even bigger idiot than I supposed. It was apropos -- see the spelling you anal-wrought grammar Nazi -- of a conversation about William Wellman and WWI movies. Oh, wait, you don't know anything about Wellman, DeMille, or anyone else save Wes Craven or Michael Bay. My bad, for a moment I thought you had the brains of roadkill. Once again, I over-estimated you. You are fucking hilarious. Keep it going, flotsky, I can laugh all night at you/
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2014-08-10 11:21:20 UTC
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Oh, my bad, you reiterated Hollywood lore appropos of nothing! You
literally had no point for saying it. I get it now. It's some kind of
word association, like a Rorschach test? What you said, asshole, is
this, "Despite being a pilot, which should make him a good director of
aerial scenes, he was outclassed by "Hell's Angels."" Period, end of
story. There is no other interpretation of the "point" you were trying
to make. It was a stupid remark. Live with it.
You're an even bigger idiot than I supposed. It was apropos -- see the spelling you anal-wrought grammar Nazi -- of a conversation about William Wellman and WWI movies.
Nice try, asshole. You made a stupid remark and refuse to own up to it,
because you are pathologically incapable of showing any self awareness.
Take your psychotropic drugs and shut the fuck up.
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Oh, my bad, you reiterated Hollywood lore appropos of nothing! You
literally had no point for saying it. I get it now. It's some kind of
word association, like a Rorschach test? What you said, asshole, is
this, "Despite being a pilot, which should make him a good director of
aerial scenes, he was outclassed by "Hell's Angels."" Period, end of
story. There is no other interpretation of the "point" you were trying
to make. It was a stupid remark. Live with it.
You're an even bigger idiot than I supposed. It was apropos -- see the
spelling you anal-wrought grammar Nazi -- of a conversation about
William Wellman and WWI movies.
Nice try, asshole. You made a stupid remark and refuse to own up to it,
because you are pathologically incapable of showing any self awareness.
Take your psychotropic drugs and shut the fuck up.
Willy is a master of denial, even when he looks like a complete idiot
for denying something so easily proven.
He likes in a dream world, where he is a respected cineaste and people
actually give a rat's ass about his opinions.
I finally killfiled him and his sockpuppets and the group is much more
enjoyable.
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Oh, my bad, you reiterated Hollywood lore appropos of nothing! You
literally had no point for saying it. I get it now. It's some kind of
word association, like a Rorschach test? What you said, asshole, is
this, "Despite being a pilot, which should make him a good director of
aerial scenes, he was outclassed by "Hell's Angels."" Period, end of
story. There is no other interpretation of the "point" you were trying
to make. It was a stupid remark. Live with it.
You're an even bigger idiot than I supposed. It was apropos -- see the
spelling you anal-wrought grammar Nazi -- of a conversation about
William Wellman and WWI movies.
Nice try, asshole. You made a stupid remark and refuse to own up to it,
because you are pathologically incapable of showing any self awareness.
Take your psychotropic drugs and shut the fuck up.
Willy is a master of denial, even when he looks like a complete idiot
for denying something so easily proven.
He likes in a dream world, where he is a respected cineaste and people
actually give a rat's ass about his opinions.
I finally killfiled him and his sockpuppets and the group is much more
enjoyable.
I rarely respond to his posts anymore. This one comment struck me as
particularly clueless and felt I should say so. Those fuckers sure go
the long way around to show the truth hurts!
poisoned rose
2014-08-11 17:00:18 UTC
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Saw "The Lovers" (1958) and "The Hawks and the Sparrows" (1966) over the
weekend.

Not posting "formal" reviews here anymore but, in short, "The Lovers"
began with a high-quality portrait of a bored, pampered housewife, her
husband, her friend and her lover. Then it inexplicably turned into a
drippy, silly romance in the film's second half. Really frustrating. And
"The Hawks and the Sparrows" is STRANGE. A comic, religious/political
allegory about an old man and a young idiot walking down the road of
life with a talking "left-wing intellectual" crow. That's right...a
crow. I felt like I was missing some subtext of many scenes, but the
movie was so absurdly funny that it almost didn't matter. The DVD
version was kinda rough, with ugly subtitles and lots of visual
specks...Pasolini deserves better. Hadn't even heard of the DVD company
before.

Also saw "Bay of Angels," though it wasn't on my list. So well-made and
well-acted, but almost any movie about gambling follows that same arc of
the initial burst of luck followed by the descent into
desperation...I've seen it all before. And the lead characters' choice
of game (roulette) and betting strategies were so frivolous, it was hard
to even root for them. Both "Bay of Angels" and "The Lovers" featured
Jeanne Moreau, of course.
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2014-08-31 02:25:11 UTC
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Saw "The Lovers" (1958) and "The Hawks and the Sparrows" (1966) over the
weekend.
Sketchy thoughts about a few more crossed off my list.....

Happy End (1967)...a highly unusual Czech film, with a murderous-cuckold
story told in reverse a la Memento. Except rather than mere scenes
running in backward order, this one reversed exchanges of dialogue and
physical action too. A wonderful exercise for the mind...I was
thoroughly rapt throughout.

My Way Home (1978)...bleak, bleak Scottish coming-of-age film, the last
of a trilogy. Near-catatonic, impoverished boy (now a teen) meanders
from shaky home to home and eventually settles on the military as an
escape. More interesting for its evocative black-and-white
cinematography than for its story.

Manji (1964)...Japanese film about sexual (mostly lesbian) obsession. A
housewife becomes fixated on the temptress model she aims to sketch.
Turned a bit silly and over the top by the end. Sadly failed to be NSFW,
but the opening seduction scene is quite sexy.

Visitor Q (2001)...didn't like this at all. Barely had a story, and the
filmmaking aspects are near-nil. Just about shock value, mostly, as a
family does all sorts of depraved things to each other. A must for
lactation and incest fetishists.

The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)...another one that probably wasn't good
enough to be on my list. Mild Ealing comedy that's "sweet" rather than
funny. A little village tries to cut red tape and run the local railway
by themselves, while all sorts of contrived obstacles fall in the way.
No one has anything to do all day except worry about this trivial
stretch of track. Whatever faint humor mostly comes from cheap jokes
about old fools craving liquor.

And I think I added Boy Meets Girl (1984) and The Zero Theorem (2013) to
my list since I last posted. So my gotta-see list is at 155 now.
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Saw "The Lovers" (1958) and "The Hawks and the Sparrows" (1966) over the
weekend.
Sketchy thoughts about a few more crossed off my list.....
Happy End (1967)...a highly unusual Czech film, with a murderous-cuckold
story told in reverse a la Memento. Except rather than mere scenes
running in backward order, this one reversed exchanges of dialogue and
physical action too. A wonderful exercise for the mind...I was
thoroughly rapt throughout.
My Way Home (1978)...bleak, bleak Scottish coming-of-age film, the last
of a trilogy. Near-catatonic, impoverished boy (now a teen) meanders
from shaky home to home and eventually settles on the military as an
escape. More interesting for its evocative black-and-white
cinematography than for its story.
Manji (1964)...Japanese film about sexual (mostly lesbian) obsession. A
housewife becomes fixated on the temptress model she aims to sketch.
Turned a bit silly and over the top by the end. Sadly failed to be NSFW,
but the opening seduction scene is quite sexy.
Visitor Q (2001)...didn't like this at all. Barely had a story, and the
filmmaking aspects are near-nil. Just about shock value, mostly, as a
family does all sorts of depraved things to each other. A must for
lactation and incest fetishists.
The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)...another one that probably wasn't good
enough to be on my list. Mild Ealing comedy that's "sweet" rather than
funny. A little village tries to cut red tape and run the local railway
by themselves, while all sorts of contrived obstacles fall in the way.
No one has anything to do all day except worry about this trivial
stretch of track. Whatever faint humor mostly comes from cheap jokes
about old fools craving liquor.
And I think I added Boy Meets Girl (1984) and The Zero Theorem (2013) to
my list since I last posted. So my gotta-see list is at 155 now.
Crossed off some more titles from my gotta-see list in the past two
months....

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)...a love/hate movie of some controversy, I
gather. Two or three modern-day vampires living on the down-low do their
best to pursue a liquid diet via quiet, underground means rather than
going the flamboyant, "old school" route. I suppose this film wouldn't
really work if it existed in a vacuum and weren't intended as a sour
alternative to all the lousy, concurrent films about glamorous vampires
leading exotic, exciting lives. But those other films DO exist,
so...hooray. You can't go wrong with Tilda Swinton and John Hurt. Too
bad the male lead's profile as an elite rock star makes no sense at all,
given the shapeless, unappealing nature of his music.

The Fire Within (1963)...a well-made but rather drab Louis Malle film
about a socialite alcoholic trying to stay straight while troubled with
suicidal thoughts. I grew very tired looking at the actor's dead eyes
and expressionless face. I coincidentally saw the same gent just four
days later in another French classic (Purple Noon) where his persona was
strikingly different.

Hot Fuzz (2007)...fun action-comedy-thriller from the "Shaun of the
Dead" team. Simon Pegg is a fanatically committed London policeman who
gets re-assigned to the boonies and finds the town's doings aren't
nearly as sleepy as expected. I enjoyed the early comedy scenes a lot
more than the violent final act. There's one droll casting choice that
almost spoils the plot.

Ratcatcher (1999)...interesting Scottish coming-of-age film that,
admittedly, hasn't stuck strongly in my memory even though I enjoyed it.
Not an awful lot of plot...more episodic. A bit reminiscent of the
acclaimed Bill Douglas trilogy about an impoverished, mistreated boy,
but with some extra surreal touches. Extraordinarily well-directed for a
debut feature...Lynne Ramsay's expert pacing and shot choices are
consistently impressive.

The Music Room (1958)...Satyajit Ray classic with a story arc that
somewhat reminded me of "The Magnificent Ambersons." Passing years are
cruel to a rich merchant destroyed by his vanity. His mansion falls into
disrepair as he squanders his fortune on sustaining appearances as an
impresario who hosts elite concerts in his home. The traditional Indian
music is great, particularly a closing sequence with an alluring female
dancer.

Cowards Bend the Knee or The Blue Hands (2003)...a typical Guy Maddin
film paying homage to the silent era. No dialogue, only intertitles.
Extravagantly stylized with a sepia-like tone and woozy iris shots. The
film's look will tire out most viewers. Complex plot involves a hockey
player, abortion, revenge and murder. Some obvious overlap with "The
Hands of Orlac" and various horror films about wax museums.

Some Call It Loving (1973)...a terrible attempt at kinky titillation,
starring the late Zalman King (who later had a lot more success with
this sort of thing). King, who just blankly gazes throughout, portrays
an improbably wealthy idler who pulls jazz gigs in near-deserted clubs
while housing a small circle of women who engage in dull sexual
role-playing that rarely goes beyond a PG rating. One scene with a nude
cheerleading routine is as good as it gets. Mia Farrow's sister Tisa
gives an embarrassingly awful ingenue performance as a former sideshow
attraction who has been roused from an extended "Sleeping Beauty"-like
hibernation and relies upon King to re-introduce her to the world. The
only reason to see this movie is a small role for the young Richard
Pryor, giving an obviously well-researched performance as a rambling,
incoherent junkie.

Porcile (1969)...a strange Pasolini film that was pretty tough to sit
through. Typically, there's a heavy focus on fascist themes. Its
peculiar events are hard to even recap...two nearly unrelated stories
are intertwined. There's an inarticulate young vagabond who wanders
around a desolate volcanic landscape in ancient times, having a few
brutal experiences amidst some more trivial doings. And then Jean-Pierre
Leaud plays a contemporary, wealthy heir who'd rather hang around with
pigs than his girlfriend. Leaud is poorly dubbed in Italian. Meanwhile,
his industrialist father indulges a rivalry with a Nazi-sympathizer
friend.

Black Test Car (1962)...seemingly a grim sequel to director Yasuzo
Masumura's earlier "Giants and Toys," "Black Test Car" is also a movie
about a far-fetched corporate rivalry. But this one is about selling
cars rather than caramels. "Black Test Car" gets described as a satire,
but it has few, if any, laughs. Strange, since "Giants and Toys" is
wonderfully funny. The action follows two companies becoming
increasingly corrupt and desperate in seedy attempts to find out the
other's marketing plans. Blackmail, sabotage, prostitution...it's all
here. I was disappointed at the shortage of humor, but this is a good,
solid film.

My gotta-see list is at 148 now, because I've recently added "Yo Yo"
(1965) and "God Help the Girl" (2014).

My updated top 30 to see, more or less in order of craving: 1. The
Saragossa Manuscript (1965) 2. One Way Pendulum (1964) 3. The Zero
Theorem (2013) 4. Intentions of Murder (1964) 5. Black Lizard (1968) 6.
The Falls (1980) 7. The Kingdom (1994) 8. Just a Gigolo (1978) 9. The
Touch (1971) 10. Providence (1977) 11. Profound Desires of the Gods
(1968) 12. Red Angel (1966) 13. Band of Ninja (1967) 14. Paris Belongs
to Us (1961) 15. Murmur of the Heart (1971) 16. Partner (1968) 17. The
Man Without a Map (1968) 18. Ongaku (1972) 19. Labyrinth of Passion
(1982) 20. The Closet (1966) 21. Identification of a Woman (1982) 22.
Nasty Habits (1977) 23. Effi Briest (1974) 24. The Traveling Executioner
(1970) 25. Moonlighting (1982) 26. The Decameron (1971) 27. Boy Meets
Girl (1984) 28. Dogville (2003) 29. Boyhood (2014) 30. Pola X (1999)
The Starmaker
2014-10-07 01:21:25 UTC
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Saw "The Lovers" (1958) and "The Hawks and the Sparrows" (1966) over the
weekend.
Sketchy thoughts about a few more crossed off my list.....
Happy End (1967)...a highly unusual Czech film, with a murderous-cuckold
story told in reverse a la Memento. Except rather than mere scenes
running in backward order, this one reversed exchanges of dialogue and
physical action too. A wonderful exercise for the mind...I was
thoroughly rapt throughout.
My Way Home (1978)...bleak, bleak Scottish coming-of-age film, the last
of a trilogy. Near-catatonic, impoverished boy (now a teen) meanders
from shaky home to home and eventually settles on the military as an
escape. More interesting for its evocative black-and-white
cinematography than for its story.
Manji (1964)...Japanese film about sexual (mostly lesbian) obsession. A
housewife becomes fixated on the temptress model she aims to sketch.
Turned a bit silly and over the top by the end. Sadly failed to be NSFW,
but the opening seduction scene is quite sexy.
Visitor Q (2001)...didn't like this at all. Barely had a story, and the
filmmaking aspects are near-nil. Just about shock value, mostly, as a
family does all sorts of depraved things to each other. A must for
lactation and incest fetishists.
The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)...another one that probably wasn't good
enough to be on my list. Mild Ealing comedy that's "sweet" rather than
funny. A little village tries to cut red tape and run the local railway
by themselves, while all sorts of contrived obstacles fall in the way.
No one has anything to do all day except worry about this trivial
stretch of track. Whatever faint humor mostly comes from cheap jokes
about old fools craving liquor.
And I think I added Boy Meets Girl (1984) and The Zero Theorem (2013) to
my list since I last posted. So my gotta-see list is at 155 now.
Crossed off some more titles from my gotta-see list in the past two
months....
Cross them all off...you only watch ...junk.

hislop
2014-08-31 15:05:45 UTC
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Saw "The Lovers" (1958) and "The Hawks and the Sparrows" (1966) over the
weekend.
Not posting "formal" reviews here anymore but, in short, "The Lovers"
began with a high-quality portrait of a bored, pampered housewife, her
husband, her friend and her lover. Then it inexplicably turned into a
drippy, silly romance in the film's second half. Really frustrating. And
"The Hawks and the Sparrows" is STRANGE. A comic, religious/political
allegory about an old man and a young idiot walking down the road of
life with a talking "left-wing intellectual" crow. That's right...a
crow. I felt like I was missing some subtext of many scenes, but the
movie was so absurdly funny that it almost didn't matter. The DVD
version was kinda rough, with ugly subtitles and lots of visual
specks...Pasolini deserves better. Hadn't even heard of the DVD company
before.
The amazon.co.uk release of Hawks and Sparrows (it's called that there)
looks as if it is a lot better. I've never seen this movie before,
though my local mailing service has a fair few but not this. But there
is at times something medieval in his methods in bringing out a story,
not conventional film thinking. Allegorical representation is about
content within a confined frame of a sort, before you could rely on film
moving in time to show content. Or maybe Italians did things
differently because they knew so many other people couldn't speak that
language.
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Also saw "Bay of Angels," though it wasn't on my list. So well-made and
well-acted, but almost any movie about gambling follows that same arc of
the initial burst of luck followed by the descent into
desperation...I've seen it all before. And the lead characters' choice
of game (roulette) and betting strategies were so frivolous, it was hard
to even root for them. Both "Bay of Angels" and "The Lovers" featured
Jeanne Moreau, of course.
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2014-08-06 13:45:20 UTC
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A fresh edition of my films-to-see list. It's close to the same size as
the previous time I posted it (whenever that was), because I've
subsequently added almost as many films as I've crossed off. These
titles are about 25% "new."
Jobriath, A.D. (2012)
I've forgotten about this one. I'll watch anything on glam rock so I'll be streaming this tonight.
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2014-08-06 21:33:26 UTC
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Jobriath, A.D. (2012)
I've forgotten about this one. I'll watch anything on glam rock so I'll be
streaming this tonight.
Hard to find. Not on Netflix, etc. Are you paying for it on YouTube?
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2014-08-07 00:07:15 UTC
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Jobriath, A.D. (2012)
I've forgotten about this one. I'll watch anything on glam rock so I'll be
streaming this tonight.
Hard to find. Not on Netflix, etc. Are you paying for it on YouTube?
I looked it up on Can I Stream It, a website I'm beginning to find indispensible. If the info is correct, I'll get it off Amazon.

http://www.canistream.it/search/movie/jobriath%20ad
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