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#41

Post by SkilledLunatic » February 14th, 2017, 5:14 pm

I will take a shot at this.

1. Cronenberg
2. Carpenter
3. Kubrick
4. Kurosawa
5. Miyazaki
6. Scorsese
7. Jonze
8. Jarmusch
9. Nicholas Ray
10. Douglas Sirk
11. ?
12. ?

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Post by connordenney » February 15th, 2017, 8:36 am

4. Right Now, Wrong Then (Hong Sang-soo, 2015)
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Howard Hawks (1)
1. Red River (1948)

John Ford (0)

Maurice Pialat (0)

Jean-Luc Godard (0)

Claire Denis (0)

Orson Welles (0)

Abbas Kiarostami (0)

Hong Sang-soo (2)
1. Oki's Movie (2010)
2. Right Now, Wrong Then (2015)

Hou Hsiao-hsien (0)

Jim Jarmusch (0)

Andrei Tarkovsky (1)
1. Andrei Rublev (1966)

Buster Keaton (0)
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#43

Post by brokenface » February 18th, 2017, 2:37 pm

12. Body Double (De Palma, 1984) Rewatch 7/10
13. The Great Madcap (Bunuel, 1949) 6/10
Bonus De Palma (Baumbach & Paltrow, 2015) - decent career overview, a very simple doc really, just De Palma talking to camera about his work with clips from the films intercut.
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1. The Manchurian Candidate (Frankenheimer, 1962) Rewatch 9/10
2. Carrie (De Palma, 1976) Rewatch 8/10
3. Anatomy of a Murder (Preminger, 1959) Rewatch 8/10
4. The Boy Friend (Russell, 1971) 6/10
5. Crimes of Passion (Russell, 1984) 7/10
6. 52 Pick-Up (Frankenheimer, 1986) 7/10
7. The President (Dreyer, 1919) 6/10
8. The Last Hurrah (Ford, 1958) 7/10
9. The Train (Frankenheimer, 1964) Rewatch 8/10
10. Dressed to Kill (De Palma, 1980) Rewatch 7/10
11. Vera Cruz (Aldrich, 1954) 7/10
12. Body Double (De Palma, 1984) Rewatch 7/10
13. The Great Madcap (Bunuel, 1949) 6/10
Bonus De Palma (Baumbach, 2015)
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(target min 5 films each)

Robert Aldrich [ICM List]
1. Vera Cruz (1954) 7/10

Ingmar Bergman [ICM List]

Luis Buñuel [ICM list]
1. The Great Madcap (1949) 6/10

Claude Chabrol [ICM List]

Brian De Palma [ICM List]
1. Carrie (1976) Rewatch 8/10
2. Dressed to Kill (1980) Rewatch 7/10
3. Body Double (1984) Rewatch 7/10
Bonus De Palma (Baumbach, 2015)

Carl Theodor Dreyer [ICM List]
1. The President (1919) 6/10

John Frankenheimer [ICM List]
1. The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Rewatch 9/10
2. 52 Pick-Up (1986) 7/10
3. The Train (1964) Rewatch 8/10

Alfred Hitchcock [ICM List]

Nagisa Oshima [ICM List]

Otto Preminger [ICM List]
1. Anatomy of a Murder (1959) Rewatch 8/10

Ken Russell [ICM List]
1. The Boy Friend (1971) 6/10
2. Crimes of Passion (1984) 7/10

Valerio Zurlini [IMDB Listing]
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January
1. The Last Hurrah (Ford, 1958) 7/10
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#44

Post by Carmel1379 » February 19th, 2017, 9:14 am

#3 Underworld (1927, Josef Von Sternberg) 7
Immediately after the first card and the first shot I thought “this is a game-changer”; well, at least taking into account only the few silent films I’ve seen (and I haven’t seen many in a while). This certainly feels like something that takes mainstream narrative cinema and stories to a new level, one that’s more dared, adroit, pessimistic and derisive (of everything, including the act of filmmaking), with fresh ideas and compositions put on film. So it’s a pioneering “gangster” film, although its comedic aspect (exaggerated traits of a person, some absurd situations, flirting and sexual intimidation …) has largely been replaced in future gangster films by a focus on action and suspense. Each shot is a gorgeous to look at, and of course the “underworld” as such is immensely attractive to me.

#4 The Last Command (1928, Josef Von Sternberg) 7
A grandiose historical film is being made in superficial Hollywood. Oh, cut to that historical time, a flash back. Film-within-film? Degradation of seemingly superior, lost traditions, a man’s tale vs. filmmaker’s attempt at appropriation, or reenactment of past, delusion of returning to it and fighting for something lost. Filmmaking as creation of falsity, as well as depiction of truth.
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Josef von Sternberg
#3 Underworld (1927, Josef Von Sternberg) 7
#4 The Last Command (1928, Josef Von Sternberg) 7

Ben Hecht (+ Charles MacArthur & Lee Garmes)

Jean Cocteau

Luis Buñuel

Douglas Sirk

Alain Robbe-Grillet

Michelangelo Antonioni

Raoul Ruiz

Harun Farocki
#1 Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges (1989, Harun Farocki) 8

Peter Greenaway

Tsai Ming-Liang

Béla Tarr

Claire Denis

Other counts:
#2 &#19977;&#20154;&#34892;/Three (2016, Johnnie To) 6
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whom shall we find
Sufficient? who shall tempt with wand’ring feet
The dark unbottom’d infinite Abyss,
And through the palpable obscure find out
His uncouth way, or spread his aerie flight,
Upborn with indefatigable wings,
Over the vast abrupt, ere he arrive
The happy Ile?

Nur dein Auge – ungeheuer / Blickt michs an, Unendlichkeit!
Close the world. ʇxǝu ǝɥʇ uǝdO.
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#45

Post by clemmetarey » February 19th, 2017, 2:23 pm

10. Stroszek (1977) Herzog 7/10
11. Trans-Europ-Express (1966) Robbe-Grillet 8/10
Very nouvelle vague-ish.

12. Lebenszeichen (1968) Herzog 5/10
13. Dance of the Vampires (1967) Polanski 5/10

14. Ministry of Fear (1944) Lang 6/10
15. A Woman Under the Influence (1974) Cassavetes 6/10
Awesome perf from Falk and Rowlands.

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Aldrich
-What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) 7/10

Cassavetes
-Faces (1968) 6/10
-Husbands (1970) 5/10
-Minnie and Moskowitz (1971) 4/10
-A Woman Under the Influence (1974) 6/10

Herzog
-Lebenszeichen (1968) 5/10
-Stroszek (1977) 7/10
-Fitzcarraldo (1982) 8/10

Kurosawa
-Yôjinbô (1961) 8/10

Lang
-Harakiri (1919) 5/10
-Fury (1936) 7/10
-Ministry of Fear (1944) 6/10

Polanski
-Dance of the Vampires (1967) 5/10

Robbe-Grillet
-L'immortelle (1963) 7/10
-Trans-Europ-Express (1966) 8/10

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#46

Post by SkilledLunatic » February 23rd, 2017, 7:56 pm

1. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005) - Very well made, well acted and with good characters/character development. In the end though, I was left with the feeling that it didn't really went nowhere? I'm putting it down for a rewatch. 7.5/10.

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#47

Post by zuma » February 25th, 2017, 6:26 pm

17. Chris Marker shorts: Bestiary 1-5 15m, Junkopia 6m, Sunday in Peking 19m 7/10

18. Spies/Spione (Fritz Lang, 1928) 8/10 - Well surprise, surprise. First Lang film I have favourited. That alone makes this challenge worthwhile.

19. Six et demi onze (Jean Epstein, 1927) 7/10

20. The Three-Sided Mirror/La glace à trois faces (Jean Epstein, 1927) 8/10

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01. The Stone/Kamen (Aleksandr Sokurov, 1992) 9/10
02. Tiger of Bengal/Der Tiger von Eschnapur (Fritz Lang, 1959) 4/10
03. The Indian Tomb/Das indische Grabmal (Fritz Lang, 1959) 4/10
04. The Informer (John Ford, 1935) 5/10
05-10. Ill-Fated Love/Amor de Perdição: Memórias de uma Família (Manoel de Oliveira, 1978) 6/10
11. One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich/Une journée d'Andrei Arsenevitch (Chris Marker, 2000) 7/10
12. They Were Expendable (John Ford, 1945) 5/10
13. Porto of My Childhood/Porto da Minha Infância (Manoel de Oliveira, 2001) 7/10
14. The Second Circle/Krug vtoroy (Aleksandr Sokurov, 1990) 9/10
15. Destiny/Der müde Tod (Fritz Lang, 1921) 6/10
16. The Affair/Jôen (Yoshishige Yoshida, 1967) 7/10
17. Chris Marker shorts: Bestiary 1-5 15m, Junkopia 6m, Sunday in Peking 19m 7/10
18. Spies/Spione (Fritz Lang, 1928) 8/10
19. Six et demi onze (Jean Epstein, 1927) 7/10
20. The Three-Sided Mirror/La glace à trois faces (Jean Epstein, 1927) 8/10
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Goal of at least 5 films per director


Manoel de Oliveira
01-05. Ill-Fated Love/Amor de Perdição: Memórias de uma Família (1978) 6/10
06. Porto of My Childhood/Porto da Minha Infância (2001) 7/10


Danièle Huillet/Jean-Marie Straub


Dariush Mehrjui


Marcel L'Herbier


Yoshishige Yoshida
01. The Affair/Jôen (1967) 7/10


Chris Marker
01. One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich/Une journée d'Andrei Arsenevitch (2000) 7/10
02. Shorts: Bestiary 1-5 15m, Junkopia 6m, Sunday in Peking 19m 7/10


Fritz Lang
01. Tiger of Bengal/Der Tiger von Eschnapur (1959) 4/10
02. The Indian Tomb/Das indische Grabmal (1959) 4/10
03. Destiny/Der müde Tod (1921) 6/10
04. Spies/Spione (1928) 8/10


Wojciech Has


Aleksandr Sokurov
01. The Stone (1992) 9/10
02. The Second Circle/Krug vtoroy (1990) 9/10


Jean Epstein
01. Six et demi onze (1927) 7/10
02. The Three-Sided Mirror/La glace à trois faces (1927) 8/10


Juraj Jakubisko


Hsiao-hsien Hou

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January

01. The Informer (John Ford, 1935) 5/10
02. They Were Expendable (John Ford, 1945) 5/10

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#48

Post by sebby » February 26th, 2017, 3:21 am

08. Claude Chabrol - La femme infidèle (1968) - 7/10

Very well-paced and well-shot little thriller.

09. Hsiao-Hsien Hou - Dust in the Wind (1986) - 7/10

Nearly every frame a painting. Gorgeous film. A bit more subdued than Time to Live, but packs a greater emotional wallop.
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Chantal Akerman

Claude Chabrol
07. Les biches (1966) - 6/10
08. La femme infidèle (1968) - 7/10

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Werner Herzog
01. Lo and Behold (2016) - 6/10
02. Into the Inferno (2016) - 7/10

Hsiao-Hsien Hou
04. The Time to Live and the Time to Die (1985) - 6.5/10
09. Dust in the Wind (1986) - 7/10

Joris Ivens

Jonas Mekas
05. Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (1972) - 7.5/10

Kihachi Okamoto

Jacques Rivette

Makoto Shinkai

King Vidor
06. Street Scene (1931) - 7/10

Frederick Wiseman
03. Adjustment and Work (1986) - 6/10

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#49

Post by Carmel1379 » March 1st, 2017, 6:51 pm

(short - 20min) Colloque de chiens (1977, Raoul Ruiz) 6

#5 The Docks of New York (1928, Josef von Sternberg) 7
A continuation of ‘Underworld’ - bars, drunks, stokers (fueling the ships that transport goods and people within the global network of seven seas), a map of man’s desires, aggressivity, poverty, crime, cigarettes, the night and fog of the city… filmed and acted with social concern, but also in a fiercely comedic manner. Simultaneously full of vibrancy and bleakness. Any silent films like this one are very welcome to me.

#6 Der blaue Engel (1930, Josef von Sternberg) 6

#7 Morocco (1930, Josef von Sternberg) 7
-Who is this girl?
-Wouldn’t do you any good if I told you.
-Do you love her very much?
-Yep.
-Poor boy.

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Josef von Sternberg
#3 Underworld (1927, Josef Von Sternberg) 7
#4 The Last Command (1928, Josef Von Sternberg) 7
#5 The Docks of New York (1928, Josef von Sternberg) 7
#6 Der blaue Engel (1930, Josef von Sternberg) 6
#7 Morocco (1930, Josef von Sternberg) 7

Ben Hecht (+ Charles MacArthur & Lee Garmes)

Jean Cocteau

Luis Buñuel

Douglas Sirk

Alain Robbe-Grillet

Michelangelo Antonioni

Raoul Ruiz
(short - 20min) Colloque de chiens (1977, Raoul Ruiz) 6

Harun Farocki
#1 Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges (1989, Harun Farocki) 8

Peter Greenaway

Tsai Ming-Liang

Béla Tarr

Claire Denis

Other counts:
#2 &#19977;&#20154;&#34892;/Three (2016, Johnnie To) 6
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whom shall we find
Sufficient? who shall tempt with wand’ring feet
The dark unbottom’d infinite Abyss,
And through the palpable obscure find out
His uncouth way, or spread his aerie flight,
Upborn with indefatigable wings,
Over the vast abrupt, ere he arrive
The happy Ile?

Nur dein Auge – ungeheuer / Blickt michs an, Unendlichkeit!
Close the world. ʇxǝu ǝɥʇ uǝdO.
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Post by Melvelet » March 2nd, 2017, 9:41 pm

We need the new general directors :P
Current recommendation: Mutter Küsters' Fahrt zum Himmel (1975)


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Post by Melvelet » March 4th, 2017, 12:04 pm

Monthly directors I mean
Current recommendation: Mutter Küsters' Fahrt zum Himmel (1975)


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Post by nimimerkillinen » March 4th, 2017, 1:14 pm

Melvelet on Mar 2 2017, 02:41:25 PM wrote:We need the new general directors :P
mmm, you could choose them yourself too? i doubt anyone minds :P

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Post by clemmetarey » March 4th, 2017, 1:49 pm

Totally forgot, sorry about that :facepalm:

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Post by tobias » March 4th, 2017, 4:35 pm

6. From the Clouds to the Resistance
7. Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World
8. On Top of the Whale

Also seen Chinese shadows from Ruiz but it's only 7 min.

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Post by nimimerkillinen » March 4th, 2017, 5:01 pm

Cant remember specific ratings but on rounded numbers

1. Le Doublos 3/10
2. Imitation of Life 2/10
3. Viridiana 2/10
4. Grapes of Wrath 2/10
5. Foreign Correspondent 2/10

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Post by zuma » March 4th, 2017, 7:15 pm

nimimerkillinen on Mar 4 2017, 10:01:15 AM wrote:Cant remember specific ratings but on rounded numbers

1. Le Doublos 3/10
2. Imitation of Life 2/10
3. Viridiana 2/10
4. Grapes of Wrath 2/10
5. Foreign Correspondent 2/10
Those ratings.....yikes.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » March 4th, 2017, 7:31 pm

I'm friends with him on RYM. He's one of those 4/10 means it's alright kind of people :P
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Post by Carmel1379 » March 4th, 2017, 8:03 pm

#8 Shanghai Express (1932, Josef von Sternberg) 8
Renders this stress, density, impetuousness, sultriness and friction of distinct personalities around an important, long train journey in a foreign country very well. Everything from a cow on the railway, 5 year old newspapers, a military inspection during the night, rebel seizure and estranged ex-lovers to a confiscated dog, the many peculiarities and dangers onto these first class Westerners travelling through immense, conflict-ridden China “where time and life have no value”, converge to a greatly immersive wackiness. Filled with intrigue and backstories the viewer cannot know or comprehend, we only see what’s on screen, during these chaotic and often absurd encounters. Only until the very ending I noticed how nicely music is completely substituted by sound design and mechanics, like how in a train journey there’s no time for art, it’s hard to read or be active when one’s on a drowsy, sweaty ride through a strange country and loneliness with heartbreak must be masked by sarcasm etc. It’s also a remarkably fleeting film, so rewatches are desirable.



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#9 The Scarlet Empress (1934, Josef von Sternberg) 8
Perfectly embodies rococo frivolity (‘L’Escarpolette’ is directly referenced), campiness, aristocratic frolics and excess, before moving on to a straight depiction of ruthless power-hunger triumphantly signalled by bells and already forshadowed from the opening scene. It’s also an emancipatory film though, where Marlene must fight the half-emasculated patriarchy conflated with religious overload, a celebrity culture of sorts, the elderly women’s expectations and assumptions such as “We women are too much creatures of the heart.” But her dense environment feels so burlesque that her tragic struggle gets drenched by irony, and since there is no exit, she must also become a second-generation inane, dangerous persona (“Catherine discarded her youthful ideals and turned to the ambitious pursuit of power.”), i.e. her takeover of power festered her, while the administration remained idle and selfish as always. Liberation could only be possible if she actually became that which previously stiffled her, however to overcome that she clearly has to go to an even higher level. Then the film’s depiction turns full out farcical, forgetting any serious concerns it may have had, only to at once, in the end, become very cold, full of treason and conflict, yet feeling as an immense celebration of power-acquisition. In contradistinction to ’Shanghai Express’ the ostentatious music here is unending and unstoppable, as if part of the blood flow of these people. This is a brilliant film.
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Josef von Sternberg
#3 Underworld (1927, Josef Von Sternberg) 7
#4 The Last Command (1928, Josef Von Sternberg) 7
#5 The Docks of New York (1928, Josef von Sternberg) 7
#6 Der blaue Engel (1930, Josef von Sternberg) 6
#7 Morocco (1930, Josef von Sternberg) 7
#8 Shanghai Express (1932, Josef von Sternberg) 8
#9 The Scarlet Empress (1934, Josef von Sternberg) 8

Ben Hecht (+ Charles MacArthur & Lee Garmes)

Jean Cocteau

Luis Buñuel

Douglas Sirk

Alain Robbe-Grillet

Michelangelo Antonioni

Raoul Ruiz
(short - 20min) Colloque de chiens (1977, Raoul Ruiz) 6

Harun Farocki
#1 Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges (1989, Harun Farocki) 8

Peter Greenaway

Tsai Ming-Liang

Béla Tarr

Claire Denis

Other counts:
#2 &#19977;&#20154;&#34892;/Three (2016, Johnnie To) 6
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whom shall we find
Sufficient? who shall tempt with wand’ring feet
The dark unbottom’d infinite Abyss,
And through the palpable obscure find out
His uncouth way, or spread his aerie flight,
Upborn with indefatigable wings,
Over the vast abrupt, ere he arrive
The happy Ile?

Nur dein Auge – ungeheuer / Blickt michs an, Unendlichkeit!
Close the world. ʇxǝu ǝɥʇ uǝdO.
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Post by nimimerkillinen » March 4th, 2017, 8:18 pm

well, i like 2/10s to a degree even tho i think there's some (or more than some) missing
3/10s i like and am pleased with - 4/10s im pumped about :p

(im on anti-psychotic medication, anxious, depressed, stressed so the rating scale can be taken with grain of salt.
btw RYM ratings are a total mess, my scale has changed few times and retrospective rating after a long times is hard and problematic, oh well)

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Post by SkilledLunatic » March 8th, 2017, 6:43 am

2. Shivers (David Cronenberg, 1975) - 6.5/10.

While I do not rate this film very highly, it's still a worthwhile. What's achieved here with less than nothing budget-wise is very impressive. There is this prolonged dread the punctantes this film, which is achieved by pure film-making and also a great horror score. The practical effects are great, very realistic and brutal. Something which we learned to expect from Cronenberg's films however the constraints of the minuscule budget make it even more impressive.
However, this film has it fair share of problems. The acting is less than convincing and the script is also sub-par. Not only the characters are completely uninteresting due to poor writing and acting but the film feels badly paced. There are agonizing stretches where nothing happens and you just follow this wholly uninteresting group of people around until they infected/murdered. Also, don't get me started on the "science" part. Almost gave an aneurysm.
Still the good does outweigh the bad. Any horror fan should check it out because there are moments of pure unadulterated terror in this.
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1. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005) - 7.5/10.
2. Shivers (David Cronenberg, 1975) - 6.5/10.

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Post by SkilledLunatic » March 8th, 2017, 7:19 pm

Carmel1379 on Mar 4 2017, 01:03:17 PM wrote:#8 Shanghai Express (1932, Josef von Sternberg) 8
Renders this stress, density, impetuousness, sultriness and friction of distinct personalities around an important, long train journey in a foreign country very well. Everything from a cow on the railway, 5 year old newspapers, a military inspection during the night, rebel seizure and estranged ex-lovers to a confiscated dog, the many peculiarities and dangers onto these first class Westerners travelling through immense, conflict-ridden China “where time and life have no value”, converge to a greatly immersive wackiness. Filled with intrigue and backstories the viewer cannot know or comprehend, we only see what’s on screen, during these chaotic and often absurd encounters. Only until the very ending I noticed how nicely music is completely substituted by sound design and mechanics, like how in a train journey there’s no time for art, it’s hard to read or be active when one’s on a drowsy, sweaty ride through a strange country and loneliness with heartbreak must be masked by sarcasm etc. It’s also a remarkably fleeting film, so rewatches are desirable.


This review really made me want to watch Shanghai Express. :thumbsup:

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Post by brokenface » March 8th, 2017, 9:52 pm

14. Mahler (Russell, 1974) 7/10
15. Violette Nozière (Chabrol, 1978) 6/10
16. Attack (Aldrich, 1956) 7/10
17. Cronaca familiare (Zurlini, 1962) 5/10 - sorry, just didn't really feel this one at all.
18. Seconds (Frankenheimer, 1966) Rewatch 9/10
bumped up my rating on rewatch, great film all round.
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1. The Manchurian Candidate (Frankenheimer, 1962) Rewatch 9/10
2. Carrie (De Palma, 1976) Rewatch 8/10
3. Anatomy of a Murder (Preminger, 1959) Rewatch 8/10
4. The Boy Friend (Russell, 1971) 6/10
5. Crimes of Passion (Russell, 1984) 7/10
6. 52 Pick-Up (Frankenheimer, 1986) 7/10
7. The President (Dreyer, 1919) 6/10
8. The Last Hurrah (Ford, 1958) 7/10
9. The Train (Frankenheimer, 1964) Rewatch 8/10
10. Dressed to Kill (De Palma, 1980) Rewatch 7/10
11. Vera Cruz (Aldrich, 1954) 7/10
12. Body Double (De Palma, 1984) Rewatch 7/10
13. The Great Madcap (Bunuel, 1949) 6/10
Bonus De Palma (Baumbach, 2015)
14. Mahler (Russell, 1974) 7/10
15. Violette Nozière (Chabrol, 1978) 6/10
16. Attack (Aldrich, 1956) 7/10
17. Cronaca familiare (Zurlini, 1962) 5/10
18. Seconds (Frankenheimer, 1966) Rewatch 9/10
My DirectorsShow
(target min 5 films each)

Robert Aldrich [ICM List]
1. Vera Cruz (1954) 7/10
2. Attack (1956) 7/10

Ingmar Bergman [ICM List]

Luis Buñuel [ICM list]
1. The Great Madcap (1949) 6/10

Claude Chabrol [ICM List]
1. Violette Nozière (1978) 6/10

Brian De Palma [ICM List]
1. Carrie (1976) Rewatch 8/10
2. Dressed to Kill (1980) Rewatch 7/10
3. Body Double (1984) Rewatch 7/10
Bonus De Palma (Baumbach, 2015)

Carl Theodor Dreyer [ICM List]
1. The President (1919) 6/10

John Frankenheimer [ICM List]
1. The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Rewatch 9/10
2. 52 Pick-Up (1986) 7/10
3. The Train (1964) Rewatch 8/10
4. Seconds (1966) Rewatch 9/10

Alfred Hitchcock [ICM List]

Nagisa Oshima [ICM List]

Otto Preminger [ICM List]
1. Anatomy of a Murder (1959) Rewatch 8/10

Ken Russell [ICM List]
1. The Boy Friend (1971) 6/10
2. Crimes of Passion (1984) 7/10
3. Mahler (1974) 7/10

Valerio Zurlini [IMDB Listing]
1. Cronaca familiare (1962) 5/10
Monthly DirectorsShow
January
1. The Last Hurrah (Ford, 1958) 7/10

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Post by SkilledLunatic » March 10th, 2017, 12:57 am

3. Big Trouble in Little China (John Carpenter, 1986) - 7/10. REWATCH

4. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki, 1984) - 9/10.
Watched FilmsShow
1. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005) - 7.5/10.
2. Shivers (David Cronenberg, 1975) - 6.5/10.
3. Big Trouble in Little China (John Carpenter, 1986) - 7/10. REWATCH
4. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki, 1984) - 9/10.

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Post by PGonzalez » March 14th, 2017, 12:17 am

I'll add the five remaining directors:
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And, thus far, I have only seen:

01. Viridiana
02. Scarface
03. Drowning by Numbers

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Post by connordenney » March 15th, 2017, 8:47 am

5. Friday Night (Claire Denis, 2002)
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Howard Hawks (1)
1. Red River (1948)

John Ford (0)

Maurice Pialat (0)

Jean-Luc Godard (0)

Claire Denis (1)
1. Friday Night (2002)

Orson Welles (0)

Abbas Kiarostami (0)

Hong Sang-soo (2)
1. Oki's Movie (2010)
2. Right Now, Wrong Then (2015)

Hou Hsiao-hsien (0)

Jim Jarmusch (0)

Andrei Tarkovsky (1)
1. Andrei Rublev (1966)

Buster Keaton (0)

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Post by Melvelet » March 18th, 2017, 12:00 pm

11. Blow Out 1981 - de Palma 8/10
12. La femme de l'aviateur 1981 — a.k.a. The Aviator's Wife - Rohmer 8/10
13. Hélas pour moi 1993 — a.k.a. Oh, Woe Is Me - Godard 5/10
14. L'immortelle 1963 - Robbe-Grillet 8/10
15. Le beau mariage 1982 — a.k.a. A Good Marriage - Rohmer 6/10
16. Le genou de Claire 1970 — a.k.a. Claire's Knee - Rohmer 7/10
17. Le feu follet 1963 — a.k.a. The Fire Within - Malle 6/10

WatchedShow
1. Une femme est une femme (1961) A.k.a. A Woman Is a Woman - Godard 7/10
2. L'armée des ombres (1969) A.k.a. Army of Shadows - Melville 8/10
3. La carrière de Suzanne (1963) A.k.a. Suzanne's Career - Rohmer 6/10
4. Lacombe Lucien (1974) - Malle 8/10
5. Le souffle au coeur (1971) A.k.a. Murmur of the Heart - Malle 8/10
6. Les amants (1958) A.k.a. The Lovers - Malle 6/10
7. Lancelot du Lac (1974) A.k.a. Lancelot of the Lake - Bresson 6/10
8. Les carabiniers 1963 — a.k.a. The Soldiers - Godard 5/10
9. Au revoir les enfants 1987 — a.k.a. Au Revoir Les Enfants - Malle 7/10
10. La collectionneuse 1967 — a.k.a. The Collector - Rohmer 8/10
11. Blow Out 1981 - de Palma 8/10
12. La femme de l'aviateur 1981 — a.k.a. The Aviator's Wife - Rohmer 8/10
13. Hélas pour moi 1993 — a.k.a. Oh, Woe Is Me - Godard 5/10
14. L'immortelle 1963 - Robbe-Grillet 8/10
15. Le beau mariage 1982 — a.k.a. A Good Marriage - Rohmer 6/10
16. Le genou de Claire 1970 — a.k.a. Claire's Knee - Rohmer 7/10
17. Le feu follet 1963 — a.k.a. The Fire Within - Malle 6/10
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Louis Malle
1. Lacombe Lucien (1974) - Malle 8/10
2. Le souffle au coeur (1971) A.k.a. Murmur of the Heart - Malle 8/10
3. Les amants (1958) A.k.a. The Lovers - Malle 6/10
4. Au revoir les enfants 1987 — a.k.a. Au Revoir Les Enfants - Malle 7/10
5. Le feu follet 1963 — a.k.a. The Fire Within - Malle 6/10

Eric Rohmer
1. La carrière de Suzanne (1963) A.k.a. Suzanne's Career - Rohmer 6/10
2. La collectionneuse 1967 — a.k.a. The Collector - Rohmer 8/10
3. La femme de l'aviateur 1981 — a.k.a. The Aviator's Wife - Rohmer 8/10
5. Le beau mariage 1982 — a.k.a. A Good Marriage - Rohmer 6/10
6. Le genou de Claire 1970 — a.k.a. Claire's Knee - Rohmer 7/10

Jean-Luc Godard
1. Une femme est une femme (1961) A.k.a. A Woman Is a Woman - Godard 7/10
2. Les carabiniers 1963 — a.k.a. The Soldiers - Godard 5/10
3. Hélas pour moi 1993 — a.k.a. Oh, Woe Is Me - Godard 5/10

Philippe Garrel

Alain Resnais

Alain Robbe-Grillet
1. L'immortelle 1963 - Robbe-Grillet 8/10

Robert Bresson
1. Lancelot du Lac (1974) A.k.a. Lancelot of the Lake - Bresson 6/10
Monthly DirectorsShow
February
1. L'armée des ombres (1969) A.k.a. Army of Shadows - Melville 8/10

March
2. Blow Out 1981 - de Palma 8/10
Current recommendation: Mutter Küsters' Fahrt zum Himmel (1975)


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Post by zuma » March 21st, 2017, 9:29 pm

21. Fata Morgana (Werner Herzog, 1971) 5/10 *February

22. The Sandwich Man (Hsiao-hsien Hou, 1983) 6/10

23. Chanson d'Armor (Jean Epstein, 1934) 6/10

24. Siegfried's Death/Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (Fritz Lang, 1924) 7/10

25. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge/Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (Fritz Lang, 1924) 8/10

26. How to Be Loved/Jak byc kochana (Wojciech Has, 1963) 8/10 *favourited

27. Finis terrae (Jean Epstein, 1929) 7/10


WatchedShow

01. The Stone/Kamen (Aleksandr Sokurov, 1992) 9/10
02. Tiger of Bengal/Der Tiger von Eschnapur (Fritz Lang, 1959) 4/10
03. The Indian Tomb/Das indische Grabmal (Fritz Lang, 1959) 4/10
04. The Informer (John Ford, 1935) 5/10
05-10. Ill-Fated Love/Amor de Perdição: Memórias de uma Família (Manoel de Oliveira, 1978) 6/10
11. One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich/Une journée d'Andrei Arsenevitch (Chris Marker, 2000) 7/10
12. They Were Expendable (John Ford, 1945) 5/10
13. Porto of My Childhood/Porto da Minha Infância (Manoel de Oliveira, 2001) 7/10
14. The Second Circle/Krug vtoroy (Aleksandr Sokurov, 1990) 9/10
15. Destiny/Der müde Tod (Fritz Lang, 1921) 6/10
16. The Affair/Jôen (Yoshishige Yoshida, 1967) 7/10
17. Chris Marker shorts: Bestiary 1-5 15m, Junkopia 6m, Sunday in Peking 19m 7/10
18. Spies/Spione (Fritz Lang, 1928) 8/10
19. Six et demi onze (Jean Epstein, 1927) 7/10
20. The Three-Sided Mirror/La glace à trois faces (Jean Epstein, 1927) 8/10
21. Fata Morgana (Werner Herzog, 1971) 5/10
22. The Sandwich Man (Hsiao-hsien Hou, 1983) 6/10
23. Chanson d'Armor (Jean Epstein, 1934) 6/10
24. Siegfried's Death/Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (Fritz Lang, 1924) 7/10
25. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge/Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (Fritz Lang, 1924) 8/10
26. How to Be Loved/Jak byc kochana (Wojciech Has, 1963) 8/10
27. Finis terrae (Jean Epstein, 1929) 7/10
My DirectorsShow

Goal of at least 5 films per director


Manoel de Oliveira
01-05. Ill-Fated Love/Amor de Perdição: Memórias de uma Família (1978) 6/10
06. Porto of My Childhood/Porto da Minha Infância (2001) 7/10


Danièle Huillet/Jean-Marie Straub


Dariush Mehrjui


Marcel L'Herbier


Yoshishige Yoshida
01. The Affair/Jôen (1967) 7/10


Chris Marker
01. One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich/Une journée d'Andrei Arsenevitch (2000) 7/10
02. Shorts: Bestiary 1-5 15m, Junkopia 6m, Sunday in Peking 19m 7/10


Fritz Lang
01. Tiger of Bengal/Der Tiger von Eschnapur (1959) 4/10
02. The Indian Tomb/Das indische Grabmal (1959) 4/10
03. Destiny/Der müde Tod (1921) 6/10
04. Spies/Spione (1928) 8/10
05. Siegfried's Death/Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924) 7/10
06. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge/Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (1924) 8/10


Wojciech Has
01. How to Be Loved/Jak byc kochana (1963) 8/10


Aleksandr Sokurov
01. The Stone (1992) 9/10
02. The Second Circle/Krug vtoroy (1990) 9/10


Jean Epstein
01. Six et demi onze (1927) 7/10
02. The Three-Sided Mirror/La glace à trois faces (1927) 8/10
03. Chanson d'Armor (1934) 6/10
04. Finis terrae (1929) 7/10


Juraj Jakubisko


Hsiao-hsien Hou
01. The Sandwich Man (1983) 6/10

Monthly DirectorsShow

January
01. The Informer (John Ford, 1935) 5/10
02. They Were Expendable (John Ford, 1945) 5/10

February
03. Fata Morgana (Werner Herzog, 1971) 5/10

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Post by albajos » March 21st, 2017, 9:33 pm

1. Anja Breien: Voldekt (1971) (8/15)

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Post by connordenney » March 24th, 2017, 8:25 am

6. Chimes at Midnight (Orson Welles, 1965)
7. They Were Expendable (John Ford, 1945)
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Howard Hawks (1)
1. Red River (1948)

John Ford (1)
1. They Were Expendable (1945)

Maurice Pialat (0)

Jean-Luc Godard (0)

Claire Denis (1)
1. Friday Night (2002)

Orson Welles (1)
1. Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Abbas Kiarostami (0)

Hong Sang-soo (2)
1. Oki's Movie (2010)
2. Right Now, Wrong Then (2015)

Hou Hsiao-hsien (0)

Jim Jarmusch (0)

Andrei Tarkovsky (1)
1. Andrei Rublev (1966)

Buster Keaton (0)
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Post by connordenney » March 26th, 2017, 9:02 am

8. Only Angels Have Wings (Howard Hawks, 1939) [rewatch]
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Howard Hawks (2)
1. Red River (1948)
2. Only Angels Have Wings (1939) [rewatch]

John Ford (1)
1. They Were Expendable (1945)

Maurice Pialat (0)

Jean-Luc Godard (0)

Claire Denis (1)
1. Friday Night (2002)

Orson Welles (1)
1. Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Abbas Kiarostami (0)

Hong Sang-soo (2)
1. Oki's Movie (2010)
2. Right Now, Wrong Then (2015)

Hou Hsiao-hsien (0)

Jim Jarmusch (0)

Andrei Tarkovsky (1)
1. Andrei Rublev (1966)

Buster Keaton (0)
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Post by albajos » March 28th, 2017, 9:07 pm

2. Edith Carlmar: Skadeskutt (1951) (8/10)
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1. Anja Breien: Voldekt (1971) (8/15)
2. Edith Carlmar: Skadeskutt (1951) (8/10)

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Post by Carmel1379 » March 29th, 2017, 1:18 am

#10 Blonde Venus (1932, Josef von Sternberg) 6
Marlene Dietrich, the nightclub singer (“cabaret girl”), now has a novel (when compared to the rest of her characters in JvS films) thing on the back of her mind - a child and husband. When screentime is devoted to them (and not some ex/prospective-lover), understandably, there is less fervour to be found, those family-related regrets and hopes don't spike my interests (we’re not talking ‘Inception’ here, obviously).

#11 The Devil is a Woman (1935, Josef von Sternberg) 7
"Exuberance is beauty." - William Blake
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Josef von Sternberg
#3 Underworld (1927, Josef Von Sternberg) 7
#4 The Last Command (1928, Josef Von Sternberg) 7
#5 The Docks of New York (1928, Josef von Sternberg) 7
#6 Der blaue Engel (1930, Josef von Sternberg) 6
#7 Morocco (1930, Josef von Sternberg) 7
#8 Shanghai Express (1932, Josef von Sternberg) 8
#9 The Scarlet Empress (1934, Josef von Sternberg) 8
#10 Blonde Venus (1932, Josef von Sternberg) 6
#11 The Devil is a Woman (1935, Josef von Sternberg) 7

Ben Hecht (+ Charles MacArthur & Lee Garmes)

Jean Cocteau

Luis Buñuel

Douglas Sirk

Alain Robbe-Grillet

Michelangelo Antonioni

Raoul Ruiz
(short - 20min) Colloque de chiens (1977, Raoul Ruiz) 6

Harun Farocki
#1 Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges (1989, Harun Farocki) 8

Peter Greenaway

Tsai Ming-Liang

Béla Tarr

Claire Denis

Other counts:
#2 &#19977;&#20154;&#34892;/Three (2016, Johnnie To) 6
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whom shall we find
Sufficient? who shall tempt with wand’ring feet
The dark unbottom’d infinite Abyss,
And through the palpable obscure find out
His uncouth way, or spread his aerie flight,
Upborn with indefatigable wings,
Over the vast abrupt, ere he arrive
The happy Ile?

Nur dein Auge – ungeheuer / Blickt michs an, Unendlichkeit!
Close the world. ʇxǝu ǝɥʇ uǝdO.
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Post by zuma » March 29th, 2017, 6:49 pm

28. Jean Epstein Shorts: The Sea of Ravens/Mor vran (1931) 26min, Les feux de la mer (1948) 20min 6/10

29. Mother and Son/Mat i syn (Aleksandr Sokurov, 1997) 7/10

30. The Saragossa Manuscript/Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie (Wojciech Has, 1965) 7/10

31. The Last Bolshevik/Le tombeau d'Alexandre (Chris Marker, 1993) 7/10

WatchedShow

01. The Stone/Kamen (Aleksandr Sokurov, 1992) 9/10
02. Tiger of Bengal/Der Tiger von Eschnapur (Fritz Lang, 1959) 4/10
03. The Indian Tomb/Das indische Grabmal (Fritz Lang, 1959) 4/10
04. The Informer (John Ford, 1935) 5/10
05-10. Ill-Fated Love/Amor de Perdição: Memórias de uma Família (Manoel de Oliveira, 1978) 6/10
11. One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich/Une journée d'Andrei Arsenevitch (Chris Marker, 2000) 7/10
12. They Were Expendable (John Ford, 1945) 5/10
13. Porto of My Childhood/Porto da Minha Infância (Manoel de Oliveira, 2001) 7/10
14. The Second Circle/Krug vtoroy (Aleksandr Sokurov, 1990) 9/10
15. Destiny/Der müde Tod (Fritz Lang, 1921) 6/10
16. The Affair/Jôen (Yoshishige Yoshida, 1967) 7/10
17. Chris Marker shorts: Bestiary 1-5 15m, Junkopia 6m, Sunday in Peking 19m 7/10
18. Spies/Spione (Fritz Lang, 1928) 8/10
19. Six et demi onze (Jean Epstein, 1927) 7/10
20. The Three-Sided Mirror/La glace à trois faces (Jean Epstein, 1927) 8/10
21. Fata Morgana (Werner Herzog, 1971) 5/10
22. The Sandwich Man (Hsiao-hsien Hou, 1983) 6/10
23. Chanson d'Armor (Jean Epstein, 1934) 6/10
24. Siegfried's Death/Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (Fritz Lang, 1924) 7/10
25. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge/Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (Fritz Lang, 1924) 8/10
26. How to Be Loved/Jak byc kochana (Wojciech Has, 1963) 8/10
27. Finis terrae (Jean Epstein, 1929) 7/10
21. Fata Morgana (Werner Herzog, 1971) *February 5/10
22. The Sandwich Man (Hsiao-hsien Hou, 1983) 6/10
23. Chanson d'Armor (Jean Epstein, 1934) 6/10
24. Siegfried's Death/Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (Fritz Lang, 1924) 7/10
25. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge/Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (Fritz Lang, 1924) 8/10
26. How to Be Loved/Jak byc kochana (Wojciech Has, 1963) 8/10 *favourited
27. Finis terrae (Jean Epstein, 1929) 7/10
My DirectorsShow

Goal of at least 5 films per director


Manoel de Oliveira
01-05. Ill-Fated Love/Amor de Perdição: Memórias de uma Família (1978) 6/10
06. Porto of My Childhood/Porto da Minha Infância (2001) 7/10


Danièle Huillet/Jean-Marie Straub


Dariush Mehrjui


Marcel L'Herbier


Yoshishige Yoshida
01. The Affair/Jôen (1967) 7/10


Chris Marker
01. One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich/Une journée d'Andrei Arsenevitch (2000) 7/10
02. Shorts: Bestiary 1-5 15m, Junkopia 6m, Sunday in Peking 19m 7/10
03. The Last Bolshevik/Le tombeau d'Alexandre (1993) 7/10


Fritz Lang
01. Tiger of Bengal/Der Tiger von Eschnapur (1959) 4/10
02. The Indian Tomb/Das indische Grabmal (1959) 4/10
03. Destiny/Der müde Tod (1921) 6/10
04. Spies/Spione (1928) 8/10
05. Siegfried's Death/Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924) 7/10
06. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge/Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (1924) 8/10


Wojciech Has
01. How to Be Loved/Jak byc kochana (1963) 8/10
02. The Saragossa Manuscript/Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie (1965) 7/10


Aleksandr Sokurov
01. The Stone (1992) 9/10
02. The Second Circle/Krug vtoroy (1990) 9/10
03. Mother and Son/Mat i syn (1997) 7/10


Jean Epstein
01. Six et demi onze (1927) 7/10
02. The Three-Sided Mirror/La glace à trois faces (1927) 8/10
03. Chanson d'Armor (1934) 6/10
04. Finis terrae (1929) 7/10
05. Shorts: The Sea of Ravens/Mor vran (1931) 26min, Les feux de la mer (1948) 20min 6/10


Juraj Jakubisko


Hsiao-hsien Hou
01. The Sandwich Man (1983) 6/10

Monthly DirectorsShow

January
01. The Informer (John Ford, 1935) 5/10
02. They Were Expendable (John Ford, 1945) 5/10

February
03. Fata Morgana (Werner Herzog, 1971) 5/10

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Post by Carmel1379 » March 31st, 2017, 6:57 pm

#12 Only Lovers Left Alive (2013, Jim Jarmusch) (3rd viewing) [March special director] 8+

(short - 9min) H is for House (1976, Peter Greenaway) 6
There is an interesting disjunction between the sterile narrator and the child - the former often mentions things that the latter couldn't imagine, name or know, while the latter names pleasant associations from within her surroundings that also start with letters other than "H". The (two) narrator(s) seems almost intimidating against that summer idle countryside bliss, almost alien. Maybe he represents the absent husband, working in the city. Vivaldi's sublime "Summer" (or "Autumn", to a lesser extent) works in the same way for me actually, detached and overbearing this concept of a nice human "summer", revealing a certain ferociousness and anxiety, perhaps used to anticipate Greenaway's future, darker oeuvre?

#13 Blow Out (1981, Brian De Palma) [March special director] 6+
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The ending works nicely symbolically - a raving conspiracy theorist rides right through the “liberty day” celebrations, unconsciously attempting to shatter the illusions of the public, break the artifice, listen beneath the surface of appearances. I lied, that’s not the real ending, and just like in ‘Blowup / Blow up / BlowUp / Blow Up / Blow-up / Blow-Up’ and ‘The Conversation’ things take a worse turn: the protagonist eventually succumbs, gives up and in fact uses his “truth” to further illusions (that nicely tie in with the nature of "cinema").
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Josef von Sternberg
#3 Underworld (1927, Josef Von Sternberg) 7
#4 The Last Command (1928, Josef Von Sternberg) 7
#5 The Docks of New York (1928, Josef von Sternberg) 7
#6 Der blaue Engel (1930, Josef von Sternberg) 6
#7 Morocco (1930, Josef von Sternberg) 7
#8 Shanghai Express (1932, Josef von Sternberg) 8
#9 The Scarlet Empress (1934, Josef von Sternberg) 8
#10 Blonde Venus (1932, Josef von Sternberg) 6
#11 The Devil is a Woman (1935, Josef von Sternberg) 7

Ben Hecht (+ Charles MacArthur & Lee Garmes)

Jean Cocteau

Luis Buñuel

Douglas Sirk

Alain Robbe-Grillet

Michelangelo Antonioni

Raoul Ruiz
(short - 20min) Colloque de chiens (1977, Raoul Ruiz) 6

Harun Farocki
#1 Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges (1989, Harun Farocki) 8

Peter Greenaway
(short - 9min) H is for House (1976, Peter Greenaway) 6

Tsai Ming-Liang

Béla Tarr

Claire Denis

Other counts:
#2 &#19977;&#20154;&#34892;/Three (2016, Johnnie To) [January special director] 6
#12 Only Lovers Left Alive (2013, Jim Jarmusch) (3rd viewing) [March special director] 8+
#13 Blow Out (1981, Brian De Palma) [March special director] 6
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whom shall we find
Sufficient? who shall tempt with wand’ring feet
The dark unbottom’d infinite Abyss,
And through the palpable obscure find out
His uncouth way, or spread his aerie flight,
Upborn with indefatigable wings,
Over the vast abrupt, ere he arrive
The happy Ile?

Nur dein Auge – ungeheuer / Blickt michs an, Unendlichkeit!
Close the world. ʇxǝu ǝɥʇ uǝdO.
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Post by Carmel1379 » March 31st, 2017, 7:00 pm

SkilledLunatic on Mar 8 2017, 12:19:00 PM wrote:
Carmel1379 on Mar 4 2017, 01:03:17 PM wrote:#8 Shanghai Express (1932, Josef von Sternberg) 8

Carmel's rambling
This review really made me want to watch Shanghai Express. :thumbsup:
I'm glad; so did you get around it yet?
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whom shall we find
Sufficient? who shall tempt with wand’ring feet
The dark unbottom’d infinite Abyss,
And through the palpable obscure find out
His uncouth way, or spread his aerie flight,
Upborn with indefatigable wings,
Over the vast abrupt, ere he arrive
The happy Ile?

Nur dein Auge – ungeheuer / Blickt michs an, Unendlichkeit!
Close the world. ʇxǝu ǝɥʇ uǝdO.
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Post by Perception de Ambiguity » April 1st, 2017, 9:37 am

Carmel1379 on Mar 31 2017, 12:57:22 PM wrote:#13 Blow Out (1981, Brian De Palma) [March special director] 6+
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The ending works nicely symbolically - a raving conspiracy theorist rides right through the “liberty day” celebrations, unconsciously attempting to shatter the illusions of the public, break the artifice, listen beneath the surface of appearances. I lied, that’s not the real ending, and just like in ‘Blowup / Blow up / BlowUp / Blow Up / Blow-up / Blow-Up’ and ‘The Conversation’ things take a worse turn: the protagonist eventually succumbs, gives up and in fact uses his “truth” to further illusions (that nicely tie in with the nature of "cinema").
Nice observation. I guess I missed this somewhat because things get so over-the-top, illogical and melodramatic towards the end that the film loses me a bit in all its ridiculousness. The very end is pretty chilling, though. Did you watch it on Blu-ray / BluRay / Blue Ray / Bluray / BR / bluray / Blue-ray or on DVD?
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Post by albajos » April 1st, 2017, 9:56 am

s1a. Anja Breien: Å se en båt med seil (2001) (9/15)
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Anja Breien: Voldekt (1971)
Anja Breien: Å se en båt med seil (2001) (9/15)
Edith Carlmar: Skadeskutt (1951) (8/10)
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Post by connordenney » April 3rd, 2017, 6:39 am

9. Three Ages (Buster Keaton & Edward F. Cline, 1923)
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Howard Hawks (2)
1. Red River (1948)
2. Only Angels Have Wings (1939) [rewatch]

John Ford (1)
1. They Were Expendable (1945)

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Jean-Luc Godard (0)

Claire Denis (1)
1. Friday Night (2002)

Orson Welles (1)
1. Chimes at Midnight (1965)

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Hong Sang-soo (2)
1. Oki's Movie (2010)
2. Right Now, Wrong Then (2015)

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1. Andrei Rublev (1966)

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1. Three Ages (1923)

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Post by brokenface » April 3rd, 2017, 10:06 pm

19. Leaves Out of the Book of Satan (Dreyer, 1920)
20. The Man Who Put His Will on Film (Oshima, 1970)
21. Gothic (Russell, 1986)
22. Once Upon a Time (Dreyer, 1922)
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1. The Manchurian Candidate (Frankenheimer, 1962) Rewatch 9/10
2. Carrie (De Palma, 1976) Rewatch 8/10
3. Anatomy of a Murder (Preminger, 1959) Rewatch 8/10
4. The Boy Friend (Russell, 1971) 6/10
5. Crimes of Passion (Russell, 1984) 7/10
6. 52 Pick-Up (Frankenheimer, 1986) 7/10
7. The President (Dreyer, 1919) 6/10
8. The Last Hurrah (Ford, 1958) 7/10
9. The Train (Frankenheimer, 1964) Rewatch 8/10
10. Dressed to Kill (De Palma, 1980) Rewatch 7/10
11. Vera Cruz (Aldrich, 1954) 7/10
12. Body Double (De Palma, 1984) Rewatch 7/10
13. The Great Madcap (Bunuel, 1949) 6/10
Bonus De Palma (Baumbach, 2015)
14. Mahler (Russell, 1974) 7/10
15. Violette Nozière (Chabrol, 1978) 6/10
16. Attack (Aldrich, 1956) 7/10
17. Cronaca familiare (Zurlini, 1962) 5/10
18. Seconds (Frankenheimer, 1966) Rewatch 9/10
19. Leaves Out of the Book of Satan (Dreyer, 1920)
20. The Man Who Put His Will on Film (Oshima, 1970)
21. Gothic (Russell, 1986)
22. Once Upon a Time (Dreyer, 1922)
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(target min 5 films each)

Robert Aldrich [ICM List]
1. Vera Cruz (1954) 7/10
2. Attack (1956) 7/10

Ingmar Bergman [ICM List]

Luis Buñuel [ICM list]
1. The Great Madcap (1949) 6/10

Claude Chabrol [ICM List]
1. Violette Nozière (1978) 6/10

Brian De Palma [ICM List]
1. Carrie (1976) Rewatch 8/10
2. Dressed to Kill (1980) Rewatch 7/10
3. Body Double (1984) Rewatch 7/10
Bonus De Palma (Baumbach, 2015)

Carl Theodor Dreyer [ICM List]
1. The President (1919) 6/10
2. Leaves Out of the Book of Satan (1920)
3. Once Upon a Time (1922)

John Frankenheimer [ICM List]
1. The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Rewatch 9/10
2. 52 Pick-Up (1986) 7/10
3. The Train (1964) Rewatch 8/10
4. Seconds (1966) Rewatch 9/10

Alfred Hitchcock [ICM List]

Nagisa Oshima [ICM List]
1. The Man Who Put His Will on Film (1970)

Otto Preminger [ICM List]
1. Anatomy of a Murder (1959) Rewatch 8/10

Ken Russell [ICM List]
1. The Boy Friend (1971) 6/10
2. Crimes of Passion (1984) 7/10
3. Mahler (1974) 7/10
4. Gothic (1986)

Valerio Zurlini [IMDB Listing]
1. Cronaca familiare (1962) 5/10
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1. The Last Hurrah (Ford, 1958) 7/10

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Post by zuma » April 9th, 2017, 2:33 pm

April monthly directors?

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