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12. F For Fake (Welles, 1973). Awesome Welles! I saw this many years ago as a kid and I remember being blown away by it, but I couldn't remember anything specific about it, so I never checked it before.

13. The Ballad of Narayama (Imamura, 1983). I've seen the 1958 Keisuke Kinoshita version, so the story was familiar, but Imamura (as always) delves deep into the animalistic, even bestial, aspects of the story, but combines it with cinematography that rivals that of the older version.

14. A Room with a View (Ivory, 1985). This one has pacing issues which keeps it from being a great movie. It has moments of absolute hilarity and sweet romance, but there are stretches of tedium that really didn't need to be there. At 2 hours, it could've been cut shorter and benefited. Also the casting is uneven, Daniel Day-Lewis in a supporting role is amazing, but the romantic lead is just terrible, nobody would fall in love with feller.

15. The Man with the Golden Arm (Preminger, 1955). I've caught bits and pieces of it on TV occasionally, but I've never seen the whole thing before. Frankie delivers a great performance in a movie that comes across as surprisingly gritty for a 1950s movie.
Previously on 1001...
1. Exiles (Mackenzie, 1961).
2. Christ Stopped at Eboli (Rosi, 1979).
3. High School (Wiseman, 1968).
4. Come and See (Klimov, 1985).
5. The Ear (Kachyna, 1970).
6. Oklahoma! (Zinnemann, 1955).
7. Wake in Fright (Kotcheff, 1970).
8. The Draughtsman's Contract (Greenaway, 1982).
9. Do The Right Thing (Lee, 1989).
10. Drugstore Cowboy (van Sant, 1989).
11. Deep End (Skolimowski, 1970)
12. F For Fake (Welles, 1973).
13. The Ballad of Narayama (Imamura, 1983).
14. A Room with a View (Ivory, 1985).
15. The Man with the Golden Arm (Preminger, 1955).
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22. Bigger than Life (1956)
23. Written on the Wind (1956)
24. Artists and Models (1955)
1001 Countdown
1. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
2. Beau Travail (1999)
3. Alphaville (1965)
4. Cria Cuervos (1976)
5. Sweet Hereafter (1997)
6. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
7. Black Sunday (1960)
8. Last Seduction (1994)
9. Cool World (1964)
10. Europa 51 (1952)
11. Aparajito (1956)
12. Soldier of Orange (1977)
13. Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
14. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
15. Diva (1981)
16. Wild Reeds (1994)
17. Safe (1995)
18. Apur Sansar (1959)
19. Shame (1968)
20. Mother India (1957)
21. The Music Room (1958)
22. Bigger than Life (1956)
23. Written on the Wind (1956)
24. Artists and Models (1955)
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8. Dances with Wolves (1990) 7/10 - Great film. The scene in which the main character was carrying a flag and the wolf was looking at him leave was touching :'( The third hour of the film felt out of place.

9. The Philadelphia Story (1940) 5/10 - okay film, but there wasn't anything special about it. There are films in which I love Cary Grant's performance, but this wasn't one of them as he was somewhat bland in most scenes.

10. Viy (1967) 6/10 - good unusual witch flick.
Films Watched
1. The Seventh Victim (1943) 8/10
2. Vampyr (1932) 4/10
3. The Grapes of Wrath (1940) 5/10
4. Ghost Busters (1984) 6/10
5. Ba wang bie ji (1993) 6/10
6. Rocky (1976) 8/10
7. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) 6/10
8. Dances with Wolves (1990) 7/10
9. The Philadelphia Story (1940) 5/10
10. Viy (1967) 6/10
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25. High Society (1956)
1001 Countdown
1. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
2. Beau Travail (1999)
3. Alphaville (1965)
4. Cria Cuervos (1976)
5. Sweet Hereafter (1997)
6. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
7. Black Sunday (1960)
8. Last Seduction (1994)
9. Cool World (1964)
10. Europa 51 (1952)
11. Aparajito (1956)
12. Soldier of Orange (1977)
13. Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
14. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
15. Diva (1981)
16. Wild Reeds (1994)
17. Safe (1995)
18. Apur Sansar (1959)
19. Shame (1968)
20. Mother India (1957)
21. The Music Room (1958)
22. Bigger than Life (1956)
23. Written on the Wind (1956)
24. Artists and Models (1955)
25. High Society (1956)
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16. The Spider's Stratagem (Bertolucci, 1970). A made for TV movie that is a complex web of deceit, but there was just something about the characters and the way they acted that didn't resonate with me.

17. Red Psalm (Jancso, 1972). Beautifully filmed in Jancso's sweeping style (I read that the film only has 26 takes!), but the film quickly becomes repetitive with striking peasants singing Socialist slogans, soldiers laying down their arms in solidarity, more singing, new soldiers arriving, singing, laying down of arms, singing... You get the picture. I am in awe of the very long takes, the extremely complex choreography and all the technical aspects of it, I just wish the result wasn't so... uninteresting.

18. Turkish Delight (Verhoeven, 1973). Technically well-made, but the characters are really odd at times and it seems Verhoeven goes out of his way to try to "push buttons".
Previously on 1001...
1. Exiles (Mackenzie, 1961).
2. Christ Stopped at Eboli (Rosi, 1979).
3. High School (Wiseman, 1968).
4. Come and See (Klimov, 1985).
5. The Ear (Kachyna, 1970).
6. Oklahoma! (Zinnemann, 1955).
7. Wake in Fright (Kotcheff, 1970).
8. The Draughtsman's Contract (Greenaway, 1982).
9. Do The Right Thing (Lee, 1989).
10. Drugstore Cowboy (van Sant, 1989).
11. Deep End (Skolimowski, 1970)
12. F For Fake (Welles, 1973).
13. The Ballad of Narayama (Imamura, 1983).
14. A Room with a View (Ivory, 1985).
15. The Man with the Golden Arm (Preminger, 1955).
16. The Spider's Stratagem (Bertolucci, 1970).
17. Red Psalm (Jancso, 1972).
18. Turkish Delight (Verhoeven, 1973)
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26. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
27. Mat i Syn (1997)
28. No Fear No Die (1990)
29. Archangel (1990)
1001 Countdown
1. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
2. Beau Travail (1999)
3. Alphaville (1965)
4. Cria Cuervos (1976)
5. Sweet Hereafter (1997)
6. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
7. Black Sunday (1960)
8. Last Seduction (1994)
9. Cool World (1964)
10. Europa 51 (1952)
11. Aparajito (1956)
12. Soldier of Orange (1977)
13. Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
14. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
15. Diva (1981)
16. Wild Reeds (1994)
17. Safe (1995)
18. Apur Sansar (1959)
19. Shame (1968)
20. Mother India (1957)
21. The Music Room (1958)
22. Bigger than Life (1956)
23. Written on the Wind (1956)
24. Artists and Models (1955)
25. High Society (1956)
26. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
27. Mat i Syn (1997)
28. No Fear No Die (1990)
29. Archangel (1990)
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19. India Song (Duras, 1975). Ugh! Like Last Year At Marienbad but completely vacuous and without any of the qualities that make Marienbad interesting.
Previously on 1001...
1. Exiles (Mackenzie, 1961).
2. Christ Stopped at Eboli (Rosi, 1979).
3. High School (Wiseman, 1968).
4. Come and See (Klimov, 1985).
5. The Ear (Kachyna, 1970).
6. Oklahoma! (Zinnemann, 1955).
7. Wake in Fright (Kotcheff, 1970).
8. The Draughtsman's Contract (Greenaway, 1982).
9. Do The Right Thing (Lee, 1989).
10. Drugstore Cowboy (van Sant, 1989).
11. Deep End (Skolimowski, 1970)
12. F For Fake (Welles, 1973).
13. The Ballad of Narayama (Imamura, 1983).
14. A Room with a View (Ivory, 1985).
15. The Man with the Golden Arm (Preminger, 1955).
16. The Spider's Stratagem (Bertolucci, 1970).
17. Red Psalm (Jancso, 1972).
18. Turkish Delight (Verhoeven, 1973)
19. India Song (Duras, 1975)
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30. Man of Marble (1977)
1001 Countdown
1. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
2. Beau Travail (1999)
3. Alphaville (1965)
4. Cria Cuervos (1976)
5. Sweet Hereafter (1997)
6. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
7. Black Sunday (1960)
8. Last Seduction (1994)
9. Cool World (1964)
10. Europa 51 (1952)
11. Aparajito (1956)
12. Soldier of Orange (1977)
13. Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
14. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
15. Diva (1981)
16. Wild Reeds (1994)
17. Safe (1995)
18. Apur Sansar (1959)
19. Shame (1968)
20. Mother India (1957)
21. The Music Room (1958)
22. Bigger than Life (1956)
23. Written on the Wind (1956)
24. Artists and Models (1955)
25. High Society (1956)
26. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
27. Mat i Syn (1997)
28. No Fear No Die (1990)
29. Archangel (1990)
30. Man of Marble (1977)
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20. Say Anything... (Crowe, 1989). Considering that this is just another in a long line of teen romance movies, this is quite good. There's a certain "truthiness" to the characters and the dialogue that lifts it above its generic premise.

21. Last Chants for a Slow Dance (Jost, 1977). Not my kind of movie. Low budget, indie, low quality, lame story with unlikeable characters. I get so tired of watching that shit.
Previously on 1001...
1. Exiles (Mackenzie, 1961).
2. Christ Stopped at Eboli (Rosi, 1979).
3. High School (Wiseman, 1968).
4. Come and See (Klimov, 1985).
5. The Ear (Kachyna, 1970).
6. Oklahoma! (Zinnemann, 1955).
7. Wake in Fright (Kotcheff, 1970).
8. The Draughtsman's Contract (Greenaway, 1982).
9. Do The Right Thing (Lee, 1989).
10. Drugstore Cowboy (van Sant, 1989).
11. Deep End (Skolimowski, 1970)
12. F For Fake (Welles, 1973).
13. The Ballad of Narayama (Imamura, 1983).
14. A Room with a View (Ivory, 1985).
15. The Man with the Golden Arm (Preminger, 1955).
16. The Spider's Stratagem (Bertolucci, 1970).
17. Red Psalm (Jancso, 1972).
18. Turkish Delight (Verhoeven, 1973)
19. India Song (Duras, 1975)
20. Say Anything... (Crowe, 1989).
21. Last Chants for a Slow Dance (Jost, 1977).
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11. West Side Story (1961) 5/10 - Was expecting something grander for a musical following a similar storyline to Romeo and Juliet taking place in modern New York. The songs weren't catchy minus a couple.

12. High Noon (1952) 6/10 - Despite a western storyline, it didn't really feel like a western flick. I liked the beginning, but nothing afterwards grabbed my attention. The wife annoyed me for wanting the husband to leave with her under the given circumstance presented in the film when he would likely be followed if he left with her putting their future lives at stake along with her family's business.

13. Thelma & Louise (1991) 6/10 - decent film. I strongly preferred the second half to the first half. Once the focus was only on Thelma and Louise making their escape together, it became great.

14. The Terminator (1984) 8/10
15. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 6/10

I'm a fan of The Sarah Connor Chronicles tv show, but never actually watched any of the films in the Terminator series until yesterday. I liked the intensity of the original. Judgment Day felt too goofy, but had its share of good moments.
Films Watched
1. The Seventh Victim (1943) 8/10
2. Vampyr (1932) 4/10
3. The Grapes of Wrath (1940) 5/10
4. Ghost Busters (1984) 6/10
5. Ba wang bie ji (1993) 6/10
6. Rocky (1976) 8/10
7. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) 6/10
8. Dances with Wolves (1990) 7/10
9. The Philadelphia Story (1940) 5/10
10. Viy (1967) 6/10
11. West Side Story (1961) 5/10
12. High Noon (1952) 6/10
13. Thelma & Louise (1991) 6/10
14. The Terminator (1984) 8/10
15. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 6/10
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Any chance you're from Australia, Western Australia to be precise? tehe
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HVM on Jan 23 2014, 05:15:32 PM wrote:Image

Any chance you're from Australia, Western Australia to be precise? tehe
No :lol: I'm now having a flashback of when I talked to an Australian that was a little obsessed with Schwarzenegger. My hometown is actually a place where Schwarzenegger holds the Arnold Classic (a sports festival) each year.
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31. Deep End (1970)
32. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990)
1001 Countdown
1. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
2. Beau Travail (1999)
3. Alphaville (1965)
4. Cria Cuervos (1976)
5. Sweet Hereafter (1997)
6. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
7. Black Sunday (1960)
8. Last Seduction (1994)
9. Cool World (1964)
10. Europa 51 (1952)
11. Aparajito (1956)
12. Soldier of Orange (1977)
13. Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
14. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
15. Diva (1981)
16. Wild Reeds (1994)
17. Safe (1995)
18. Apur Sansar (1959)
19. Shame (1968)
20. Mother India (1957)
21. The Music Room (1958)
22. Bigger than Life (1956)
23. Written on the Wind (1956)
24. Artists and Models (1955)
25. High Society (1956)
26. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
27. Mat i Syn (1997)
28. No Fear No Die (1990)
29. Archangel (1990)
30. Man of Marble (1977)
31. Deep End (1970)
32. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990)
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1. Sans soleil (1983)
2. Les Misérables (2012)
3. Bowling for Columbine (2002)
4. Le boucher (1970)
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22. The American Friend (Wenders, 1977).
23. Soldier of Orange (Verhoeven, 1977).

Both really good movies! Nice change after a couple of duds.
Previously on 1001...
1. Exiles (Mackenzie, 1961).
2. Christ Stopped at Eboli (Rosi, 1979).
3. High School (Wiseman, 1968).
4. Come and See (Klimov, 1985).
5. The Ear (Kachyna, 1970).
6. Oklahoma! (Zinnemann, 1955).
7. Wake in Fright (Kotcheff, 1970).
8. The Draughtsman's Contract (Greenaway, 1982).
9. Do The Right Thing (Lee, 1989).
10. Drugstore Cowboy (van Sant, 1989).
11. Deep End (Skolimowski, 1970)
12. F For Fake (Welles, 1973).
13. The Ballad of Narayama (Imamura, 1983).
14. A Room with a View (Ivory, 1985).
15. The Man with the Golden Arm (Preminger, 1955).
16. The Spider's Stratagem (Bertolucci, 1970).
17. Red Psalm (Jancso, 1972).
18. Turkish Delight (Verhoeven, 1973)
19. India Song (Duras, 1975)
20. Say Anything... (Crowe, 1989).
21. Last Chants for a Slow Dance (Jost, 1977).
22. The American Friend (Wenders, 1977).
23. Soldier of Orange (Verhoeven, 1977).
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Knaldskalle on Jan 25 2014, 02:10:06 PM wrote:22. The American Friend (Wenders, 1977).
23. Soldier of Orange (Verhoeven, 1977).

Both really good movies! Nice change after a couple of duds.
Previously on 1001...
1. Exiles (Mackenzie, 1961).
2. Christ Stopped at Eboli (Rosi, 1979).
3. High School (Wiseman, 1968).
4. Come and See (Klimov, 1985).
5. The Ear (Kachyna, 1970).
6. Oklahoma! (Zinnemann, 1955).
7. Wake in Fright (Kotcheff, 1970).
8. The Draughtsman's Contract (Greenaway, 1982).
9. Do The Right Thing (Lee, 1989).
10. Drugstore Cowboy (van Sant, 1989).
11. Deep End (Skolimowski, 1970)
12. F For Fake (Welles, 1973).
13. The Ballad of Narayama (Imamura, 1983).
14. A Room with a View (Ivory, 1985).
15. The Man with the Golden Arm (Preminger, 1955).
16. The Spider's Stratagem (Bertolucci, 1970).
17. Red Psalm (Jancso, 1972).
18. Turkish Delight (Verhoeven, 1973)
19. India Song (Duras, 1975)
20. Say Anything... (Crowe, 1989).
21. Last Chants for a Slow Dance (Jost, 1977).
22. The American Friend (Wenders, 1977).
23. Soldier of Orange (Verhoeven, 1977).
I really enjoyed Soldier of Orange this month. Unfortunately, I hit at least 3x as many iffy to awful films as hidden gems
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33. The Mother and the Whore (1973) - Not my piece of cake, possibly due to the length, or the style, or the characters, or the dialogue.
1001 Countdown
1. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
2. Beau Travail (1999)
3. Alphaville (1965)
4. Cria Cuervos (1976)
5. Sweet Hereafter (1997)
6. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
7. Black Sunday (1960)
8. Last Seduction (1994)
9. Cool World (1964)
10. Europa 51 (1952)
11. Aparajito (1956)
12. Soldier of Orange (1977)
13. Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
14. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
15. Diva (1981)
16. Wild Reeds (1994)
17. Safe (1995)
18. Apur Sansar (1959)
19. Shame (1968)
20. Mother India (1957)
21. The Music Room (1958)
22. Bigger than Life (1956)
23. Written on the Wind (1956)
24. Artists and Models (1955)
25. High Society (1956)
26. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
27. Mat i Syn (1997)
28. No Fear No Die (1990)
29. Archangel (1990)
30. Man of Marble (1977)
31. Deep End (1970)
32. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990)
33. The Mother and the Whore (1973)
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4. Cidade de Deus (2002) 8/10

5. His Girl Friday (1940) 6/10

6. Elephant (2003) 8/10

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1. Johnny Guitar (1954) 7/10
2. Man of the West (1958) 6/10
3. Dead Man (1995) 8/10
4. Cidade de Deus (2002) 8/10
5. His Girl Friday (1940) 6/10
6. Elephant (2003) 8/10
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esiersdale on Jan 25 2014, 06:59:30 PM wrote:33. The Mother and the Whore (1973) - Not my piece of cake, possibly due to the length, or the style, or the characters, or the dialogue.
I HATED this one. About 20 minutes in I wanted to reach my hands into the screen and choke Leaud. I would have taken great pleasure in watching the life slowly drains from his eyes while enjoying the fact that he would be unable to speak! That left me with about 3 more hours of him talking nonstop, justifying whatever position he'd taken in the last minutes on any subject.

I talked to Kas about it a little at our "New York summit" and he told me that Leaud's character is supposed to represent the director (who later killed himself) and he claims that the movie is a masterpiece about a main character who is thoroughly unlikeable (iow, the director acknowledges that he's an asshole), ruthlessly dissecting the events of the late 1960s in France and providing some kind of acerbic status report as to what that tumultuous period had actually achieved. I guess I can see that, but it did not make me enjoy the movie nor am I in a rush to revisit it.
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Knaldskalle on Jan 25 2014, 07:56:17 PM wrote:
esiersdale on Jan 25 2014, 06:59:30 PM wrote:33. The Mother and the Whore (1973) - Not my piece of cake, possibly due to the length, or the style, or the characters, or the dialogue.
I HATED this one. About 20 minutes in I wanted to reach my hands into the screen and choke Leaud. I would have taken great pleasure in watching the life slowly drains from his eyes while enjoying the fact that he would be unable to speak! That left me with about 3 more hours of him talking nonstop, justifying whatever position he'd taken in the last minutes on any subject.

I talked to Kas about it a little at our "New York summit" and he told me that Leaud's character is supposed to represent the director (who later killed himself) and he claims that the movie is a masterpiece about a main character who is thoroughly unlikeable (iow, the director acknowledges that he's an asshole), ruthlessly dissecting the events of the late 1960s in France and providing some kind of acerbic status report as to what that tumultuous period had actually achieved. I guess I can see that, but it did not make me enjoy the movie nor am I in a rush to revisit it.
I'm with you 100%. hell, I usually like Leaud. that film was unbearable.
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34. Passage to India (1984) - Alec Guinness stole it, almost unfairly. All those long tracking shots, albeit beautiful, made me wish he would come back soon.

35. Down by Law (1986) - Slow start until Benigni came in and turned up the humor. Music was great though
1001 Countdown
1. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
2. Beau Travail (1999)
3. Alphaville (1965)
4. Cria Cuervos (1976)
5. Sweet Hereafter (1997)
6. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
7. Black Sunday (1960)
8. Last Seduction (1994)
9. Cool World (1964)
10. Europa 51 (1952)
11. Aparajito (1956)
12. Soldier of Orange (1977)
13. Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
14. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
15. Diva (1981)
16. Wild Reeds (1994)
17. Safe (1995)
18. Apur Sansar (1959)
19. Shame (1968)
20. Mother India (1957)
21. The Music Room (1958)
22. Bigger than Life (1956)
23. Written on the Wind (1956)
24. Artists and Models (1955)
25. High Society (1956)
26. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
27. Mat i Syn (1997)
28. No Fear No Die (1990)
29. Archangel (1990)
30. Man of Marble (1977)
31. Deep End (1970)
32. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990)
33. The Mother and the Whore (1973)
34. Passage to India (1984)
35. Down by Law (1986)
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Cocoa on Jan 23 2014, 05:10:52 PM wrote:11. West Side Story (1961) 5/10 - Was expecting something grander for a musical following a similar storyline to Romeo and Juliet taking place in modern New York. The songs weren't catchy minus a couple.

12. High Noon (1952) 6/10 - Despite a western storyline, it didn't really feel like a western flick. I liked the beginning, but nothing afterwards grabbed my attention. The wife annoyed me for wanting the husband to leave with her under the given circumstance presented in the film when he would likely be followed if he left with her putting their future lives at stake along with her family's business.

13. Thelma & Louise (1991) 6/10 - decent film. I strongly preferred the second half to the first half. Once the focus was only on Thelma and Louise making their escape together, it became great.

14. The Terminator (1984) 8/10
15. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 6/10

I'm a fan of The Sarah Connor Chronicles tv show, but never actually watched any of the films in the Terminator series until yesterday. I liked the intensity of the original. Judgment Day felt too goofy, but had its share of good moments.
Films Watched
1. The Seventh Victim (1943) 8/10
2. Vampyr (1932) 4/10
3. The Grapes of Wrath (1940) 5/10
4. Ghost Busters (1984) 6/10
5. Ba wang bie ji (1993) 6/10
6. Rocky (1976) 8/10
7. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) 6/10
8. Dances with Wolves (1990) 7/10
9. The Philadelphia Story (1940) 5/10
10. Viy (1967) 6/10
11. West Side Story (1961) 5/10
12. High Noon (1952) 6/10
13. Thelma & Louise (1991) 6/10
14. The Terminator (1984) 8/10
15. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 6/10
West Side Story is perhaps one of the best musicals ever made, to say the songs are not catchy means you have no taste and do not like good music or classic musicals

High Noon is one of the best westerns ever made, not grabbing attention means you do not really like westerns of the classic sort either. It is almost the most definitive western.
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Cippenham on Jan 26 2014, 09:21:11 AM wrote:
Cocoa on Jan 23 2014, 05:10:52 PM wrote:11. West Side Story (1961) 5/10 - Was expecting something grander for a musical following a similar storyline to Romeo and Juliet taking place in modern New York. The songs weren't catchy minus a couple.

12. High Noon (1952) 6/10 - Despite a western storyline, it didn't really feel like a western flick. I liked the beginning, but nothing afterwards grabbed my attention. The wife annoyed me for wanting the husband to leave with her under the given circumstance presented in the film when he would likely be followed if he left with her putting their future lives at stake along with her family's business.

13. Thelma & Louise (1991) 6/10 - decent film. I strongly preferred the second half to the first half. Once the focus was only on Thelma and Louise making their escape together, it became great.

14. The Terminator (1984) 8/10
15. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 6/10

I'm a fan of The Sarah Connor Chronicles tv show, but never actually watched any of the films in the Terminator series until yesterday. I liked the intensity of the original. Judgment Day felt too goofy, but had its share of good moments.
Films Watched
1. The Seventh Victim (1943) 8/10
2. Vampyr (1932) 4/10
3. The Grapes of Wrath (1940) 5/10
4. Ghost Busters (1984) 6/10
5. Ba wang bie ji (1993) 6/10
6. Rocky (1976) 8/10
7. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) 6/10
8. Dances with Wolves (1990) 7/10
9. The Philadelphia Story (1940) 5/10
10. Viy (1967) 6/10
11. West Side Story (1961) 5/10
12. High Noon (1952) 6/10
13. Thelma & Louise (1991) 6/10
14. The Terminator (1984) 8/10
15. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 6/10
West Side Story is perhaps one of the best musicals ever made, to say the songs are not catchy means you have no taste and do not like good music or classic musicals

High Noon is one of the best westerns ever made, not grabbing attention means you do not really like westerns of the classic sort either. It is almost the most definitive western.
I was shocked by those ratings too. I've seen cocoa rate several 9's or even 10's in a few days, so I was thinking in the past, he was a really generous rater... but then these two came long. :huh:
Well, tastes can differ.
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The thing is to many people the films from the 1950s seem dated but strangely they can relate more to silents and 1930s films. Is there something about the 1950s or is there nothing in this theory?

An interesting piece about American cinema in the 1950s:

http://www.tc.umn.edu/~ryahnke/film/cinema4.htm
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Cippenham on Jan 26 2014, 09:21:11 AM wrote:West Side Story is perhaps one of the best musicals ever made, to say the songs are not catchy means you have no taste and do not like good music or classic musicals

High Noon is one of the best westerns ever made, not grabbing attention means you do not really like westerns of the classic sort either. It is almost the most definitive western.
Bit judgmental, aren't we? I know several people who really like musicals and don't care for West Side Story.

I guess John Wayne and Howard Hawks didn't like westerns then since they made Rio Bravo as a response to High Noon because they didn't agree with it.
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36. Man of the West (1958)
37. Two Lane Blacktop (1971)
1001 Countdown
1. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
2. Beau Travail (1999)
3. Alphaville (1965)
4. Cria Cuervos (1976)
5. Sweet Hereafter (1997)
6. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
7. Black Sunday (1960)
8. Last Seduction (1994)
9. Cool World (1964)
10. Europa 51 (1952)
11. Aparajito (1956)
12. Soldier of Orange (1977)
13. Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
14. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
15. Diva (1981)
16. Wild Reeds (1994)
17. Safe (1995)
18. Apur Sansar (1959)
19. Shame (1968)
20. Mother India (1957)
21. The Music Room (1958)
22. Bigger than Life (1956)
23. Written on the Wind (1956)
24. Artists and Models (1955)
25. High Society (1956)
26. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
27. Mat i Syn (1997)
28. No Fear No Die (1990)
29. Archangel (1990)
30. Man of Marble (1977)
31. Deep End (1970)
32. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990)
33. The Mother and the Whore (1973)
34. Passage to India (1984)
35. Down by Law (1986)
36. Man of the West (1958)
37. Two Lane Blacktop (1971)
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Knaldskalle on Jan 26 2014, 11:34:26 AM wrote:
Cippenham on Jan 26 2014, 09:21:11 AM wrote:West Side Story is perhaps one of the best musicals ever made, to say the songs are not catchy means you have no taste and do not like good music or classic musicals

High Noon is one of the best westerns ever made, not grabbing attention means you do not really like westerns of the classic sort either. It is almost the most definitive western.
Bit judgmental, aren't we? I know several people who really like musicals and don't care for West Side Story.

I guess John Wayne and Howard Hawks didn't like westerns then since they made Rio Bravo as a response to High Noon because they didn't agree with it.
If you say so, its true enough you cannot like everything.
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24. The Sorrow and the Pity (Ophuls, 1971). Outstanding! I've been putting this one off for over a year, due to its long run time (it's a tad over 4 hours), but this is such a riveting documentary that I'm now sorry I didn't see it sooner. It certainly doesn't feel like 4 hours. Although long, it's just the right duration for this one! It probably helps if you know something about the details in WWII because a lot of things aren't explained too carefully (in 1970 people presumably knew what happened when and where), but just keep Wikipedia handy and you'll do just fine. The focus on this documentary are the people involved in decision making and ordinary people in a French town (including "ordinary" soldiers). Most fascinating to me, other than the exposure of hypocrisy in the bourgeoisie, was the interview with a de la Maziere who'd ended up joining the Waffen SS Division Charlemagne and fighting the Soviets on the East Front. Pretty much a must-see.
Previously on 1001...
1. Exiles (Mackenzie, 1961).
2. Christ Stopped at Eboli (Rosi, 1979).
3. High School (Wiseman, 1968).
4. Come and See (Klimov, 1985).
5. The Ear (Kachyna, 1970).
6. Oklahoma! (Zinnemann, 1955).
7. Wake in Fright (Kotcheff, 1970).
8. The Draughtsman's Contract (Greenaway, 1982).
9. Do The Right Thing (Lee, 1989).
10. Drugstore Cowboy (van Sant, 1989).
11. Deep End (Skolimowski, 1970)
12. F For Fake (Welles, 1973).
13. The Ballad of Narayama (Imamura, 1983).
14. A Room with a View (Ivory, 1985).
15. The Man with the Golden Arm (Preminger, 1955).
16. The Spider's Stratagem (Bertolucci, 1970).
17. Red Psalm (Jancso, 1972).
18. Turkish Delight (Verhoeven, 1973)
19. India Song (Duras, 1975)
20. Say Anything... (Crowe, 1989).
21. Last Chants for a Slow Dance (Jost, 1977).
22. The American Friend (Wenders, 1977).
23. Soldier of Orange (Verhoeven, 1977).
24. The Sorrow and the Pity (Ophuls, 1971)
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Knaldskalle on Jan 27 2014, 08:28:16 AM wrote:24. The Sorrow and the Pity (Ophuls, 1971). Outstanding! I've been putting this one off for over a year, due to its long run time (it's a tad over 4 hours), but this is such a riveting documentary that I'm now sorry I didn't see it sooner. It certainly doesn't feel like 4 hours. Although long, it's just the right duration for this one! It probably helps if you know something about the details in WWII because a lot of things aren't explained too carefully (in 1970 people presumably knew what happened when and where), but just keep Wikipedia handy and you'll do just fine. The focus on this documentary are the people involved in decision making and ordinary people in a French town (including "ordinary" soldiers). Most fascinating to me, other than the exposure of hypocrisy in the bourgeoisie, was the interview with a de la Maziere who'd ended up joining the Waffen SS Division Charlemagne and fighting the Soviets on the East Front. Pretty much a must-see.
Previously on 1001...
1. Exiles (Mackenzie, 1961).
2. Christ Stopped at Eboli (Rosi, 1979).
3. High School (Wiseman, 1968).
4. Come and See (Klimov, 1985).
5. The Ear (Kachyna, 1970).
6. Oklahoma! (Zinnemann, 1955).
7. Wake in Fright (Kotcheff, 1970).
8. The Draughtsman's Contract (Greenaway, 1982).
9. Do The Right Thing (Lee, 1989).
10. Drugstore Cowboy (van Sant, 1989).
11. Deep End (Skolimowski, 1970)
12. F For Fake (Welles, 1973).
13. The Ballad of Narayama (Imamura, 1983).
14. A Room with a View (Ivory, 1985).
15. The Man with the Golden Arm (Preminger, 1955).
16. The Spider's Stratagem (Bertolucci, 1970).
17. Red Psalm (Jancso, 1972).
18. Turkish Delight (Verhoeven, 1973)
19. India Song (Duras, 1975)
20. Say Anything... (Crowe, 1989).
21. Last Chants for a Slow Dance (Jost, 1977).
22. The American Friend (Wenders, 1977).
23. Soldier of Orange (Verhoeven, 1977).
24. The Sorrow and the Pity (Ophuls, 1971)
I watched this and Hotel Terminus back to back. It's a long time sitting, but once you get into Ophuls style you don't mind staying there for the duration. Just a suggestion if you haven't seen it.
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esiersdale on Jan 27 2014, 09:30:38 AM wrote:
Knaldskalle on Jan 27 2014, 08:28:16 AM wrote:24. The Sorrow and the Pity (Ophuls, 1971). Outstanding! I've been putting this one off for over a year, due to its long run time (it's a tad over 4 hours), but this is such a riveting documentary that I'm now sorry I didn't see it sooner. It certainly doesn't feel like 4 hours. Although long, it's just the right duration for this one! It probably helps if you know something about the details in WWII because a lot of things aren't explained too carefully (in 1970 people presumably knew what happened when and where), but just keep Wikipedia handy and you'll do just fine. The focus on this documentary are the people involved in decision making and ordinary people in a French town (including "ordinary" soldiers). Most fascinating to me, other than the exposure of hypocrisy in the bourgeoisie, was the interview with a de la Maziere who'd ended up joining the Waffen SS Division Charlemagne and fighting the Soviets on the East Front. Pretty much a must-see.
Previously on 1001...
1. Exiles (Mackenzie, 1961).
2. Christ Stopped at Eboli (Rosi, 1979).
3. High School (Wiseman, 1968).
4. Come and See (Klimov, 1985).
5. The Ear (Kachyna, 1970).
6. Oklahoma! (Zinnemann, 1955).
7. Wake in Fright (Kotcheff, 1970).
8. The Draughtsman's Contract (Greenaway, 1982).
9. Do The Right Thing (Lee, 1989).
10. Drugstore Cowboy (van Sant, 1989).
11. Deep End (Skolimowski, 1970)
12. F For Fake (Welles, 1973).
13. The Ballad of Narayama (Imamura, 1983).
14. A Room with a View (Ivory, 1985).
15. The Man with the Golden Arm (Preminger, 1955).
16. The Spider's Stratagem (Bertolucci, 1970).
17. Red Psalm (Jancso, 1972).
18. Turkish Delight (Verhoeven, 1973)
19. India Song (Duras, 1975)
20. Say Anything... (Crowe, 1989).
21. Last Chants for a Slow Dance (Jost, 1977).
22. The American Friend (Wenders, 1977).
23. Soldier of Orange (Verhoeven, 1977).
24. The Sorrow and the Pity (Ophuls, 1971)
I watched this and Hotel Terminus back to back. It's a long time sitting, but once you get into Ophuls style you don't mind staying there for the duration. Just a suggestion if you haven't seen it.
I haven't seen it yet, since I'm doing this in a (loosely) chronological order, I'm currently working on 1970s and 1980s (1 left from the 70s and then it's full focus in the 80s and starting the 90s). Having now seen the Sorrow and the Pity, I'm really looking forward to Hotel Terminus.
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16. There Will Be Blood (2007) 5/10 - I think the major issue I had with this film was the sound. The majority of scenes seemed to fit two patterns. Either people are quietly whispering to each other or THEY ARE SHOUTING! It made the film feel too unrealistic for me. I wish there was more consistency instead of me having to change the volume every few seconds/minutes to understand what was being said without my ears being in pain.

17. Carmen Jones (1954) 5/10 - the lyrics and the singing did not match well with the classical music that was being played. I tried my hardest to not laugh, but the combination made it hard to take anything about the film seriously. The film felt like a bad parody.
Films Watched
1. The Seventh Victim (1943) 8/10
2. Vampyr (1932) 4/10
3. The Grapes of Wrath (1940) 5/10
4. Ghost Busters (1984) 6/10
5. Ba wang bie ji (1993) 6/10
6. Rocky (1976) 8/10
7. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) 6/10
8. Dances with Wolves (1990) 7/10
9. The Philadelphia Story (1940) 5/10
10. Viy (1967) 6/10
11. West Side Story (1961) 5/10
12. High Noon (1952) 6/10
13. Thelma & Louise (1991) 6/10
14. The Terminator (1984) 8/10
15. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 6/10
16. There Will Be Blood (2007) 5/10
17. Carmen Jones (1954) 5/10
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Cocoa on Jan 27 2014, 10:10:53 PM wrote:16. There Will Be Blood (2007) 5/10
For your sake, I hope Kas isn't reading this thread. :o
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I started watching Celine and Julie go Boating, but my eyes started glazing over after an hour and after 2 hours I stopped it, thoroughly lost (it's a 3 hour movie). I'll come back to it another time and start over.
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Knaldskalle on Jan 28 2014, 08:16:17 AM wrote:I started watching Celine and Julie go Boating, but my eyes started glazing over after an hour and after 2 hours I stopped it, thoroughly lost (it's a 3 hour movie). I'll come back to it another time and start over.
I've started that film 4 times this month, never make it to the 60 minute mark. Probably have watched the length of the film with all the repeats.
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esiersdale on Jan 28 2014, 12:14:04 PM wrote:
Knaldskalle on Jan 28 2014, 08:16:17 AM wrote:I started watching Celine and Julie go Boating, but my eyes started glazing over after an hour and after 2 hours I stopped it, thoroughly lost (it's a 3 hour movie). I'll come back to it another time and start over.
I've started that film 4 times this month, never make it to the 60 minute mark. Probably have watched the length of the film with all the repeats.
Well, some movies just take some time to get going, so I'm not going to judge it yet, but... Yeah, I think it's going to be one of those "the things I sit through for a check" movies. I know the film has some followers here, so I'm going to try to keep an open mind about it. *sigh*
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38. O Pagador de Promessas (1962)
39. The Ladies Man (1961)
Watched
1. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
2. Beau Travail (1999)
3. Alphaville (1965)
4. Cria Cuervos (1976)
5. Sweet Hereafter (1997)
6. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
7. Black Sunday (1960)
8. Last Seduction (1994)
9. Cool World (1964)
10. Europa 51 (1952)
11. Aparajito (1956)
12. Soldier of Orange (1977)
13. Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
14. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
15. Diva (1981)
16. Wild Reeds (1994)
17. Safe (1995)
18. Apur Sansar (1959)
19. Shame (1968)
20. Mother India (1957)
21. The Music Room (1958)
22. Bigger than Life (1956)
23. Written on the Wind (1956)
24. Artists and Models (1955)
25. High Society (1956)
26. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
27. Mat i Syn (1997)
28. No Fear No Die (1990)
29. Archangel (1990)
30. Man of Marble (1977)
31. Deep End (1970)
32. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990)
33. The Mother and the Whore (1973)
34. Passage to India (1984)
35. Down by Law (1986)
36. Man of the West (1958)
37. Two Lane Blacktop (1971)
38. O Pagador de Promessas (1962)
39. The Ladies Man (1961)
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7. El Norte (1983) 8/10

8. El ángel exterminador (1962) 8.5/10
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1. Johnny Guitar (1954) 7/10
2. Man of the West (1958) 6/10
3. Dead Man (1995) 8/10
4. Cidade de Deus (2002) 8/10
5. His Girl Friday (1940) 6/10
6. Elephant (2003) 8/10
7. El Norte (1983) 8/10
8. El ángel exterminador (1962) 8.5/10
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40. The Big Sky (1952)
1001 Countdown
1. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
2. Beau Travail (1999)
3. Alphaville (1965)
4. Cria Cuervos (1976)
5. Sweet Hereafter (1997)
6. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
7. Black Sunday (1960)
8. Last Seduction (1994)
9. Cool World (1964)
10. Europa 51 (1952)
11. Aparajito (1956)
12. Soldier of Orange (1977)
13. Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
14. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
15. Diva (1981)
16. Wild Reeds (1994)
17. Safe (1995)
18. Apur Sansar (1959)
19. Shame (1968)
20. Mother India (1957)
21. The Music Room (1958)
22. Bigger than Life (1956)
23. Written on the Wind (1956)
24. Artists and Models (1955)
25. High Society (1956)
26. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
27. Mat i Syn (1997)
28. No Fear No Die (1990)
29. Archangel (1990)
30. Man of Marble (1977)
31. Deep End (1970)
32. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990)
33. The Mother and the Whore (1973)
34. Passage to India (1984)
35. Down by Law (1986)
36. Man of the West (1958)
37. Two Lane Blacktop (1971)
38. O Pagador de Promessas (1962)
39. The Ladies Man (1961)
40. The Big Sky (1952)
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25. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (Schrader, 1985). While I liked this movie, the accompanying BBC documentary was much more enlightening to me with respect to "getting to know" Mishima, getting an idea of what he was all about. The documentary also helped explain some of the (seemingly) random "episodes" of his life that were in the Schrader movie. I'm not sure what that say about the movie, but I really liked it's style. One seriously deluded man, Mishima.

26. Vagabond (Varda, 1985). Did not like. Reminded me of Into the Wild, probably due to the similar subject matter.
Previously on 1001...
1. Exiles (Mackenzie, 1961).
2. Christ Stopped at Eboli (Rosi, 1979).
3. High School (Wiseman, 1968).
4. Come and See (Klimov, 1985).
5. The Ear (Kachyna, 1970).
6. Oklahoma! (Zinnemann, 1955).
7. Wake in Fright (Kotcheff, 1970).
8. The Draughtsman's Contract (Greenaway, 1982).
9. Do The Right Thing (Lee, 1989).
10. Drugstore Cowboy (van Sant, 1989).
11. Deep End (Skolimowski, 1970)
12. F For Fake (Welles, 1973).
13. The Ballad of Narayama (Imamura, 1983).
14. A Room with a View (Ivory, 1985).
15. The Man with the Golden Arm (Preminger, 1955).
16. The Spider's Stratagem (Bertolucci, 1970).
17. Red Psalm (Jancso, 1972).
18. Turkish Delight (Verhoeven, 1973)
19. India Song (Duras, 1975)
20. Say Anything... (Crowe, 1989).
21. Last Chants for a Slow Dance (Jost, 1977).
22. The American Friend (Wenders, 1977).
23. Soldier of Orange (Verhoeven, 1977).
24. The Sorrow and the Pity (Ophuls, 1971)
25. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (Schrader, 1985)
26. Vagabond (Varda, 1985)
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41. Nail of Brightness (1975) - In case this is my last film of the night, thanks to Knaldskalle for hosting and giving the inspiration to start the new year's resolution off strong.
1001 Countdown
1. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
2. Beau Travail (1999)
3. Alphaville (1965)
4. Cria Cuervos (1976)
5. Sweet Hereafter (1997)
6. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
7. Black Sunday (1960)
8. Last Seduction (1994)
9. Cool World (1964)
10. Europa 51 (1952)
11. Aparajito (1956)
12. Soldier of Orange (1977)
13. Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
14. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
15. Diva (1981)
16. Wild Reeds (1994)
17. Safe (1995)
18. Apur Sansar (1959)
19. Shame (1968)
20. Mother India (1957)
21. The Music Room (1958)
22. Bigger than Life (1956)
23. Written on the Wind (1956)
24. Artists and Models (1955)
25. High Society (1956)
26. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
27. Mat i Syn (1997)
28. No Fear No Die (1990)
29. Archangel (1990)
30. Man of Marble (1977)
31. Deep End (1970)
32. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990)
33. The Mother and the Whore (1973)
34. Passage to India (1984)
35. Down by Law (1986)
36. Man of the West (1958)
37. Two Lane Blacktop (1971)
38. O Pagador de Promessas (1962)
39. The Ladies Man (1961)
40. The Big Sky (1952)
41. Nail of Brightness (1975)
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