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Films Directed by Women Challenge (Official, March 2019)

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » April 1st, 2019, 1:46 pm

I had the house to myself over Saturday and Sunday so I had the chance to enjoy two pretty full days of film-watching. Feeling a bit tired today but it was a fun and rewarding weekend!

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31. 'Pamyat serdtsa' / 'The Memory of the Heart' / 1958, Tatyana Lioznova / 7.5/10
32. 'Kamienne niebo' / 'The Stone Sky' / 1959, Ewa Petelska, Czeslaw Petelski / 7/10
33. 'Ringgit Kasorrga' / 'High Society' / 1995, Shuhaimi Baba / 6.5 or 7/10
34. 'Firaaq' / 2008, Nandita Das / 7/10
35. 'En ville' / 2011, Valérie Mréjen, Bertrand Schefer / 9/10
36. 'Dernières nouvelles du cosmos' / 2016, Julie Bertuccelli / 10/10
37. 'Stella's Last Weekend' / 2018, Polly Draper / 6/10

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Julie Bertuccelli's documentary of a young adult with autism is probably the most transcendental and moving film of my challenge. That one moved me to tears of elation and sorrow on several occasions as we followed the life of Hélène "Babouillec" Nicolas, the loving commitment of her mother, and the vision of those filming and documenting her interactions. A profoundly touching, intelligent, and beautiful testament to life and wisdom from a director who continues to greatly impress me with her humanity and observation.

Thanks for hosting, Allison. It was fantastic to be a part of this challenge once again.

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That's all, folks!

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Post by flavo5000 » April 1st, 2019, 4:01 pm

Final logging of the challenge! It's been a really good one with an excellent variety of films. Thanks for hosting allisoncm!

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170. Embrace of the Vampire (1995)
Director: Anne Goursaud
A bland hybrid of those early 90's erotic thrillers that were so prevalent and crappy vampire romance. The only thing missing is a shirtless Julian Sands... Seriously, about half this movie is just whispering and heavy breathing. Really not good.

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171. Äta sova dö (2012) a.k.a. Eat Sleep Die
Director: Gabriela Pichler
I felt frustrated watching this frustrating situation...

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172. I Feel Pretty (2018)
Co-Director: Abby Kohn
Really stupid premise compounded with one of my pet peeves in film where much of the confusion can be solved with a simple conversation that just never seems to happen. While it does have a couple of mildly funny moments, overall this is a definite miss for me.

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173. Les Demoiselles Ont En 25 Ans (1993) a.k.a. The Young Girls Turn 25
174. Ydessa, les ours et etc. (2004)
175. L'univers de Jacques Demy (1995)
Director: Agnès Varda
Here we have a Varda doc about an eccentric artist fixated on photos featuring Teddy Bears (with Hitler thrown in for good measure) and two docs centered around the works of Varda's late husband Demy. She was a true talent and will be missed.

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176. Spellbinder (1988)
Director: Janet Greek
Pretty bleh 80's flick that finds a guy at odds with a coven of witches and served up as a human sacrifice.

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177. I cannibali (1970)
Director: Liliana Cavani
From the director of The Night Porter comes a movie with a very odd tone and premise (touch and body and you die). While it could've played it as a straight political drama, it comes off surreal at times. The soundtrack from Ennio Morricone heightens the weirdness of it.

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178. Poulet aux prunes (2011) a.k.a. Chicken with Plums
Co-Director: Marjane Satrapi
Having read the graphic novel, I was already aware of the pretty bleak premise behind this one. Fortunately, the movie is a visual feast that provides a sense of levity to the proceedings and offers an almost magical realist touch to the outline of the original story. Beautifully shot but still ponderous at times, I think I'd still suggest checking it out.
SpoilerShow
1. La Operación (1982)
2. True Love (1989)
3. The Loneliest Planet (2011)
4a. Like a Dream That Vanishes (1999)
4b. Psychomontage (1963)
4c. Unmasked (1917)
5. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
6. Les rendez-vous d'Anna (1978)
7. Mad Hot Ballroom (2005)
8. Le bonheur (1965)
9. L'intrus (2004)
10. Tau ban no hoi (1982)
11. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)
12. Gigi (1949)
13. A torinói ló (2011)
14a. Sprout Wings and Fly (1983)
14b. Van Helsing: The London Assignment (2004)
15. Agatha et les lectures illimitées (1981)
16. Jimi Plays Monterey (1986)
17. Perlicky na dne (1965)
18. Prime Evil (1988)
19. Liquid A$$ets (1982)
20. The Altar of Lust (1971)
21. Angel Number 9 (1974)
22. A Woman's Torment (1977)
23. Lurkers (1988)
24. Wrony (1994)
25. Me Before You (2016)
26. Araya (1959)
27. The Woman's Film (1971)
28. What Women Want (2000)
29. You Were Never Really Here (2017)
30. Chou tin dik tong wah (1987)
31a. Amy! (1979)
31b. Andy Warhol (1965)
31c. Arabesque for Kenneth Anger (1961)
32. The Prince of Tides (1991)
33. In Darkness (2011)
34. Yeogo goedam 3: Yeowoo gyedan (2003)
35. Divorce Iranian Style (1998)
36. You Are Not I (1981)
37. The Bad Batch (2016)
38. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
39. Whale Rider (2002)
40. Ghostwatch (1992)
41. Three Lives (1971)
42. Bezbog (2016)
43. Le camion (1977)
44. Je, tu, il, elle (1974)
45. White Material (2009)
46. Mirror Mirror (1990)
47. Dolgie provody (1971)
48. Plac Zbawiciela (2006)
49a. Saute ma ville (1968)
49b. Dog (2001)
49c. Milk (1998)
49d. Wasp (2003)
50. Fish Tank (2009)
51. Yentl (1983)
52. So Far from India (1983)
53. Loin du Vietnam (1967)
54. Please Give (2010)
55a. Illusions (1982)
55b. Black Panthers (1968)
56. Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
57. Rizu to Aoi tori (2018)
58-65. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (2012)
66. Trás-os-Montes (1976)
67. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
68. Until the Light Takes Us (2008)
69. Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
70. Take This Waltz (2011)
71-75. K-on! (2009) S1E1-13, Live House OVA, K-on! Ura-on E1-7
76. Punisher: War Zone (2008)
77. Desert Hearts (1985)
78. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
79a. Viva Maria! (2010)
80b. An Exercise in Discipline: Peel (1986)
80c. Passionless Moments (1983)
80d. A Girl's Own Story (1986)
81. Tou ze (2011)
82. Anatomie d'un rapport (1976)
83. Un año sin amor (2005)
84. Leave No Trace (2018)
85. Smooth Talk (1985)
86. Dead Hooker in a Trunk (2009)
87. Little Fugitive (1953)
88. Vendredi soir (2002)
89. Nam yan sei sap (2002)
90. Lions Love (1969)
91. Captain Marvel (2019)
92. The Namesake (2006)
93. Tri topolya na Plyushchikhe (1968)
94. Capitães de Abril (2000)
95. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
96. Smithereens (1982)
97. India Cabaret (1985)
98a. En rachâchant (1982)
98b. Machorka-Muff (1963)
98c. The Body Beautiful (1991)
98d. Migration (2008)
99. 24 Wirklichkeiten in der Sekunde (2005)
100. American Honey (2016)
101. Film d'amore e d'anarchia, ovvero 'stamattina alle 10 in via dei Fiori nella nota casa di tolleranza...' (1973)
102. The Trouble with Angels (1966)
103. Le 17e parallèle: La guerre du peuple (1968)
104. History Lessons (2000)
105. A Hora da Estrela (1985)
106a. The Day the Mercedes Became a Hat (1993)
106b. Oncle Yanco (1967)
106c. L'opéra-mouffe (1958)
106d. Apotheosis (1970)
107. Wendy and Lucy (2008)
108. Die Höhle des gelben Hundes (2005)
109. The Dead Girl (2006)
110. Die bleierne Zeit (1981)
111. Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories (2016) Ep 1-4
112. Blockers (2018)
113. Appropriate Behavior (2014)
114. Prevenge (2016)
115. Crush (1992)
116. Bhaji on the Beach (1993)
117. Der Tod des Empedokles oder: Wenn dann der Erde Grün von neuem Euch erglänzt (1987)
118. Green Street Hooligans (2005)
119. 35 rhums (2008)
120. Mur murs (1981)
121. Documenteur (1981)
122. Tiny Furniture (2010)
123. Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1975)
124. Visages villages (2017)
125. Korotkie vstrechi (1968)
126. Unbroken (2014)
127. Creative Nonfiction (2009)
128a. Pressure (2006)
128b. Hooker on Campus (2007)
128c. Open The Door (2007)
128d. The Fountain (2007)
128e. Aria Diva (2007)
128f. Glimpse of the Garden (1957)
129. Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear (2013)
130. Baby Looney Tunes: Eggs-traordinary Adventure (2003)
131. Rue cases nègres (1983)
132. Évolution (2015)
133. Revenge (2017)
134. Real Women Have Curves (2002)
135. Earth (1998)
136. The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
137. Jane B. par Agnès V. (1988)
138. Kung-fu master! (1988)
139-143. Blood Blockade Battlefront S1E1-13, E10.5, OVA
144. Charlotte Gray (2001)
145a. The Laughing Club of India (2001)
145b. Second Weaver (1966)
145c. The Spirit of the Navajos (1966)
146. Certain Women (2016)
147. Détruire dit-elle (1969)
148. Chained (2012)
149. Dokuritsu shôjo gurentai (2004)
150. The Prince and the Nature Girl (1965)
151. Deadly Weapons (1974)
152. Double Agent 73 (1974)
153. The Immoral Three (1975)
154. A Night to Dismember (1983)
155. Girlfriends (1978)
156. Away from Her (2006)
157-160. Young Black Jack (2015) E1-12
161. 33 sceny z zycia (2008)
162-165. A Place Further Than The Universe (2018) E1-13
166. Memoria (2016)
167. The Decline of Western Civilization Part III (1998)
168. The Dish & the Spoon (2011)
169. Muumi ja punainen pyrstötähti (2010)
170. Embrace of the Vampire (1995)
171. Äta sova dö (2012)
172. I Feel Pretty (2018)
173. Les Demoiselles Ont En 25 Ans (1993)
174. Ydessa, les ours et etc. (2004)
175. L'univers de Jacques Demy (1995)
176. Spellbinder (1988)
177. I cannibali (1970)
178. Poulet aux prunes (2011)

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Post by OldAle1 » April 1st, 2019, 5:10 pm

A lady director? What's next, Madame President?Show

1. Loin du Vietnam / Far From Vietnam (Agnès Varda & a bunch of French dudes, 1967)
2. La musica / The Music (Marguerite Duras & some French guy, 1967)
3. Go-yang-i-leul boo-tak-hae / Take Care of My Cat (Jae-eun Jeong, 2001) (re-watch)
4. Yeoseot gae ui siseon / If You Were Me (Jae-eun Jeong/Soon-rye Yim, 4 other Korean directors who happen to be guys, 2003)
5. Détruire dit-elle / Destroy, She Said (Marguerite Duras, 1969)
6. Pájaros de verano / Birds of Passage (Cristina Gallego & this bloke she's married to, 2018)
7. L'adolescente / An Adolescent Girl (Jeanne Moreau, 1979)
8. Jaune le soleil / Yellow the Sun (Marguerite Duras, 1971)
9. Nathalie Granger (Marguerite Duras, 1972) (re-watch)
10. Captain Marvel (Anna Bden and this male person, 2019)
11. India Song (Marguerite Duras, 1975) (re-watch)
12. Cléo de 5 à 7 / Cleo from 5 to 7 (Agnès Varda, 1962) (re-watch)
13. Misc shorts directed by women 16 + 18 + 20 + 14 = 68 minutes

a) Light and the City (Peggy Lawson and this dude, 1970)
b) If You Stand with Your Back to the Slowing of the Speed of Light in Water (Julie Murray, 1997)
c) Rohfilm (Brigit Hein & a man, 1968)
d) Toccata for Toy Trains (Ray Eames & her lesser half, 1957)

The first of these is views of New York City that are reasonably nice, but all heavily red-filtered - if that was the intention, it sure didn't add anything IMO but it could just be a bad copy. The second and third were pretty difficult experimental works that I really should have written about immediately after watching; I liked the Julie Murray one more and may re-watch it before voting in DTC; the Eames film is really just shots of model trains moving around but it's just beautiful and has gorgeous color and as a one-time model railroader (very briefly in my childhood but it still remains a little in my blood) I really enjoyed it.

14. Alice Guy shorts 60 minutes total

aa Le pêcheur dans le torrent (1897) 1 m
ab Baignade dans le torrent (1897) 1 m
ac Danse serpentine par Mme. Bob Walter (1899) 1 m
ad L'aveugle fin de siècle (1898) 1 m
ae Chez le magnétiseur (1897) 1 m
af Les cambrioleurs (1897) 1 m
ag Scène d'escamotage (1898) 1 m
ah Surprise d'une maison au petit jour (1898) 1 m
ai Au cabaret (1899) 1 m
aj La bonne absinthe (1899) 1 m
ak Avenue de l''opéra (1900) 1 m
al Chapellerie et charcuterie mécanique (1900) 1 m
am Chez le photographe (1900) 1 m
an Danse des saisons (1900) 1 m
ao La concierge (1900) 1 m
ap Chirurgie fin de siècle (1900) 2 m
aq Le départ d'Arlequin et de Pierrett (1900) 2 m
ar Au bal de Flore (1900) 3 m
as La fée aux choux, ou la naissance des enfants (1900) 1 m
at Danse excentrique (1902) 2 m
au Sage-femme de première classe (1902) 4 m
av Intervention malencontreuse (1902) 1 m
aw Les chiens savants (1902) 3 m
ax Comment monsieur prend son bain (1903) 1 m
ay Faust et Méphistophélès (1903) 2 m
az Les maçons (1905) 2 m
ba La statue (1905) 5 m
bb La charité du prestidigitateur (1905) 3 m
bc Clown, chien et ballon (1905) 1 m
bd Espagne (1905) 11 m
be Le tango (1905) 2 m

I originally had thought of focusing on early cinema for this and the women filmmakers poll this month as I have a bunch of stuff handy, but it didn't work out that way. Still I manage an hour of Alice Guy and it was fruitful. It seems to me that she places somewhere between the Lumières and Méliès in that she works in both in the nascent documentary and fantastic-fiction modes, though I would say she isn't as inventive in the latter - at least not in these films - and her sets and backdrops are rarely as extravagant. But she really does develop over the course of a decade and these films, with most of the later films as impressive as anything else in cinema at the time - the ironic ending of La charité du prestidigitateur is pretty interesting, and not something I'm accustomed to in this era, and I love the way she compresses the whole Faust story into a couple of minutes in Faust et Méphistophélès - there's a real command of storytelling and editing developing here. But the best piece is probably the 11-minute Espagne, a travelogue that encompasses dancing (a Guy specialty), nature, and various city and architectural scenes. I'd say this looks forward in some respects to the city symphonies of the 20s and 30s though certainly it doesn't have the clear form and purpose of those kinds of works. Anyway, I look forward to more travels with Guy in the future and there's plenty left to peruse.

15. Agnès Varda shorts 16 + 36 + 11 = 63 minutes

a) Cléo de 5 à 7: souvenirs et anecdotes (2005)
b) L'opéra-mouffe (1958)
c) Les 3 boutons (2015)

The first is a 44-years-later look back at the director's first major success, with it's star Corinne Marchand interviewed at length and shorter bits with Antoine Bourseiller, Dorothée Black and Marin Karmitz (an AD on the original film, since then one of France's most important producers) - reminiscences, regrets, explanations, and re-evaluations. Varda dissects her own work and life like no other director and this is a fine example though overall not as interesting to me as some of her feature-length works like her two films about her late husband, which fall roughly into the same category. L'opéra-mouffe is playful and poetic cine-essay about the street she lived on, the Mouffetard, which I believe she continued to live on until her death, with pauses and asides about pregnancy (she was bearing her first child at the time) and sex. The real find her for me though was the recent Les 3 boutons which show the artist still at full ability in her late 80s with this wonderful fantasia combining elements of various fairytales (Cinderella most obviously) with life on a farm for an adolescent girl, and street scenes involving the three buttons she loses from her dress, each of which produces a magical result. This is a rather dense collage of ideas and forms and I think it will take another viewing to sort it all out, but it was wonderful regardless of whether I really got it all - and it's easy and fun to watch in any case, I don't mean to suggest it's a hard watch. Great stuff.

16. Jane B. par Agnès V. (Agnès Varda, 1988)

An essay film mixed with "fiction" footage (hence it's designation as a feature and a fantasy on IMDb I guess) profiling the actress Jane Birkin, and made I guess at the same time as Birkin was starring in Varda's more conventional feature Kung-fu Master!, released the same year. This explores issues like Birkin's English upper-class identity, her nostalgia for the lost home of her youth, her attitudes about sex and nudity, dreams and fantasies, etc, interspersed with brief stories or snippets of stories in which the actress plays various characters in French and English settings. I think I would probably find this easier to write about were I more familiar with Birkin's public profile and other performances - she comes off as a reluctant star and a big enough name that people would maybe think about a "Jane Birkin film" but this is lost on me. At any rate it's a fascinating mixture of stuff, beautifully shot and with Varda's usual meticulous attention to details in both objects (the furnishings in Birkin's house - and the fantasy-houses in her dreams) and faces and bodies.


That's it for me, thanks Alison. One of these years I'll actually bust my eyes and really try to be competetive in this challenge.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » April 1st, 2019, 5:19 pm

Turns out I had a little more time to watch movies yesterday so I managed to fit in this appropriately titled mini-series:

58-62. Parade’s End (2012 / Susanna White) FTV 9/10 {5 episode mini-series}

Thanks again for hosting Allison! :cheers:
SHE Who Must Be ObeyedShow
1. La Novia (2015 / Paula Ortiz) FTV 7+/10
2. The Hunters (2013 / Nisha Ganatra) FTV 5/10
3. A Wrinkle in Time (2018 / Ava DuVernay) FTV 5/10
4. Ratboy (1986 / Sondra Locke) FTV 6/10
5. Raspberry Magic (2010 / Leena Pendharkar) FTV 7+/10
6. The Trouble with Angels (1966 / Ida Lupino) FTV 8/10
7. Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979 / Joan Micklin Silver) 8/10
8-11, a-j. Shorts & TV {240 min. total}
a. Daniel Boone: The King’s Shilling (1967 / Ida Lupino) FTV 7+/10 {50 min.}
b. At Land (1944 / Maya Deren) FTV 8/10 {15 min.}
c. Gilligan’s Island: Good Night Sweet Skipper (1964 / Ida Lupino) 7+/10 {25 min.}
d. Gilligan’s Island: Wrongway Feldman (1964 / Ida Lupino) 7/10 {26 min.}
e. Bewitched: A is For Aardvark (1965 / Ida Lupino) 7/10 {25 min.}
f. Arabesque for Kenneth Anger (1961 / Marie Menken) FTV 6/10 {5 min.}
g. Andy Warhol (1965 / Marie Menken) FTV 6/10 {22 min.}
h. Go! Go! Go! (1964 / Marie Menken) FTV 7+/10 {12 min.}
i. Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Sybilla (1960 / Ida Lupino) 7/10 {30 min.}
j. Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A Crime For Mothers (1961 / Ida Lupino) 7+/10 {30 min.}
12. Monsoon Wedding (2001 / Mira Nair) FTV 8+/10
13. So Far From India (1983 / Mira Nair) FTV 7/10
14. India Cabaret (1985 / Mira Nair) FTV 7+/10
15. Mrs. Soffel (1984 / Gillian Armstrong) 8+/10
16-18, a-g. Shorts & TV {183 min. total}
a. Migration (2008 / Mira Nair) FTV 7+/10 {19 min.}
b. How Can It Be (2008 / Mira Nair) FTV 7/10 {9 min.}
c. Have Gun – Will Travel: First, Catch a Tiger (1959 / Ida Lupino) FTV 8/10 {26 min.}
d. Have Gun – Will Travel: The Lady on the Wall (1960 / Ida Lupino) FTV 9/10 {26 min.}
e. Have Gun – Will Travel: Lady With a Gun (1960 / Ida Lupino) FTV 7+/10 {26 min.}
f. Have Gun – Will Travel: The Gold Bar (1961 / Ida Lupino) FTV 8/10 {26 min.}
g. The Fugitive: The Garden House (1964 / Ida Lupino) FTV 7/10 {51 min.}
19. Clueless (1995 / Amy Heckerling) FTV 7+/10
20. The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012 / Mira Nair) FTV 8+/10
21. Waitress (2007 / Adrienne Shelly) FTV 8/10
22. Woman Walks Ahead (2017 / Susanna White) FTV 9/10
23. Chantilly Lace (1993 / Linda Yellen) FTV 7+/10
24. Selma (2014 / Ava DuVernay) FTV 7+/10
25-28, a-h. Shorts & TV {243 min. total}
a.Twilight Zone: The Masks (1964 / Ida Lupino) 7+/10 {26 min.}
b. The Fugitive: Fatso (1963 / Ida Lupino) FTV 7/10 {51 min.}
c. The Day the Mercedes Became a Hat (1993 / Mira Nair) FTV 7/10 {11 min.}
d. 11’09”01 – September 11: India (2002 / Mira Nair) 9+/10 {11 min.}
e. The Virginian: Deadeye Dick (1966 / Ida Lupino) FTV 7/10 {77 min.}
f. Thriller: Trio For Terror (1961 / Ida Lupino) FTV 7+/10 {50 min.}
g. Lights (1966 / Marie Menken) FTV 6+/10 {6 min.}
h. Notebook (1963 / Marie Menken) FTV 6+/10 {11 min.}
29. Divine Horsemen (1985 / Maya Deren, Cherel Winett Itō) FTV 7/10
30-31, a-g. Shorts & TV {122 min. total}
a. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943 / Maya Deren) 8/10 {14 min.}
b. Witch’s Cradle (1944 / Maya Deren) FTV 7+/10 {13 min.}
c. Thriller: Mr. George (1961 / Ida Lupino) FTV 7+/10 {50 min.}
d. Glimpse of the Garden (1957 / Marie Menken) FTV 6/10 {5 min.}
e. A Study in Choreography for Camera (1945 / Maya Deren) FTV 7+/10 {3 min.}
f. Ritual in Transfigured Time (1946 / Maya Deren) FTV 9/10 {15 min.}
g. The Private Life of a Cat (1947 / Maya Deren) 8/10 {22 min.}
32. Our Kind of Traitor (2016 / Susanna White) 8+/10
33. L'invitation au voyage (1927 / Germaine Dulac) FTV 9/10 {40 min. Double}
34, a-b. Shorts & TV {62 min. total}
a. Thriller: What Beckoning Ghost? (1961 / Ida Lupino) FTV 7+/10 {50 min.}
b. Meditation on Violence (1949 / Maya Deren) 8/10 {12 min.}
35. La coquille et le clergyman (1928 / Germaine Dulac) FTV 8+/10 {40 min. Double}
36. Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse (2000 / Agnes Varda) 9/10 {Double}
37. Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse… deux ans apres (2002 / Agnes Varda) FTV 8+/10 {Double}
38. Visages Villages (2017 / Agnes Varda, JR) FTV 9/10 {Double}
39, a-g. Shorts by French Women Directors {61 min. / Double}
a. Black Panthers (1968 / Agnes Varda) FTV 8/10 {31 min. / Double}
b. Hommage a Zgougou (2002 / Agnes Varda) FTV 8+/10 {2 min. / Double}
c. Les 3 boutons (2015 / Agnes Varda) FTV 8+/10 {11 min. / Double}
d. Letters (2017 / Agnes Varda, JR) FTV 8/10 {3 min. / Double}
e. The Cabin on the Beach (2017 / Agnes Varda, JR) FTV 7+/10 {4 min. / Double}
f. Music (2017 / Agnes Varda, JR) FTV 7/10 {4 min. / Double}
g. Disque 957 (1928 / Germaine Dulac) FTV 8/10 {6 min. / Double}
40. White Material (2009 / Claire Denis) FTV 8/10 {Double (Triple if I was doing the War challenge too!)}
41. Nakom (2016 / Kelly Daniela Norris, T.W. Pittman) FTV 8/10
42-43. a-k. Shorts by French Women Directors {120 min. / Double}
a. L’homme atlantique (1981 / Marguerite Duras) FTV 5/10 {38 min. / Double}
b. Themes et variations (1928 / Germaine Dulac) FTV 8+/10 {10 min. / Double}
c. Danses espagnoles (1928 / Germaine Dulac) FTV 7/10 {7 min. / Double}
d. Celles qui s’en font (1928 / Germaine Dulac) FTV 8+/10 {6 min. / Double}
e. Étude cinégraphique sur une arabesque (1929 / Germaine Dulac) FTV 8/10 {5 min. / Double}
f. Le retour a la vie (1936 / Germaine Dulac) FTV 6/10 {10 min. / Double}
g. Les mains negatives (1978 / Marguerite Duras) FTV 5/10 {14 min. / Double}
h. Junior (2011 / Julia Ducournau) FTV 8+/10 {22 min. / Double}
i. Le pêcheur dans le torrent (1897 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 5/10 {1 min. / Double}
j. le ballon dirigeable ‘le patrie’ (1906 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 5/10 {1 min. / Double}
k. La vérité sur l'homme-singe (1906 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 6+/10 {6 min. / Double}
44. The Children of Chabannes (1999 / Lisa Gossels, Dean Wetherell) FTV 7+/10
45. Jacquot de Nantes (1991 / Agnes Varda) 8+/10 {Double}
46. Chaos (2001 / Coline Serreau) FTV 6/10 {Double}
47. Kung-fu master! (1988 / Agnes Varda) 8+/10 {Double}
48. Sans toit ni loi (1985 / Agnes Varda) 10/10 {Double}
49-50. a-r. Shorts by French Women Directors {120 min. / Double}
a. La souriante Mme Beudet (1923 / Germaine Dulac) 8+/10 {38 min. / Double}
b. Le matelas épileptique (1906 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 7/10 {10 min. / Double}
c. L'enfant de la barricade (1907 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 7+/10 {6 min. / Double}
d. Le piano irresistible (1907 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 8/10 {4 min. / Double}
e. Le lit a roulettes (1907 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 7+/10 {4 min. / Double}
f. Une heroine de quatre ans (1907 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 7/10 {6 min. / Double}
g. Le frotteur (1907 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 7+/10 {4 min. / Double}
h. Le bonnet à poil (1907 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 6/10 {5 min. / Double}
i. La glu (1907 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 7/10 {4 min. / Double}
j. Course a la saucisse (1907 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 6/10 {4 min. / Double}
k. Le fils du garde-chasse (1906 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 7/10 {5 min. / Double}
l. Effets de mer (1906 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 6/10 {2 min. / Double}
m. Les resultats du feminisme (1906 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 7/10 {7 min. / Double}
n. Le Noel de Monsieur le cure (1906 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 7/10 {6 min. / Double}
o. Une histoire roulante (1906 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 6/10 {2 min. / Double}
p. La maratre (1906 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 6/10 {7 min. / Double}
q. La hierarchie dans l’amour (1906 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 6+/10 {3 min. / Double}
r. la femme collante (1906 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 7/10 {3 min. / Double}
51. Loving Vincent (2017 / Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman) FTV 8/10
52. Grave (2016 / Julia Ducournau) 8/10 {Double}
53. a-g. Shorts by French Women Directors {60 min. / Double}
a. Madam a des envies (1906 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 6+/10 {4 min. / Double}
b. Une course d’obstacle (1906 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 6/10 {5 min. / Double}
c. La vie du Christ (1906 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 6/10 {34 min. / Double}
d. Espagne (1905 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 6/10 {11 min. / Double}
e. La malaguena et le torero (1905 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 5/10 {2 min. / Double}
f. Le coq dresse de Cook et Rilly (1905 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 5/10 {2 min. / Double}
g. Le tango (1905 / Alice Guy-Blache) FTV 5/10 {2 min. / Double}
54-57, a-e. Shorts & TV Directed by Women {268 min. total = 4 points}
a. Gilligan’s Island: The Producer (1966 / Ida Lupino) 7/10 {25 min.}
b. Thriller: Guillotine (1961 / Ida Lupino) FTV 7+/10 {50 min.}
c. Thriller: The Last of the Sommervilles (1961 / Ida Lupino) FTV 8/10 {50 min.}
d. Thriller: The Closed Cabinet (1961 / Ida Lupino) FTV 7/10 {50 min.}
e. Maigret: Maigret se trompe (1994 / Joyce Bunuel) FTV 8/10 {93 min. / Double}

58-62. Parade’s End (2012 / Susanna White) FTV 9/10 {5 episode mini-series}




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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » April 1st, 2019, 5:33 pm

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April 1st, 2019, 5:10 pm


14. Alice Guy shorts 60 minutes total

aa Le pêcheur dans le torrent (1897) 1 m
ab Baignade dans le torrent (1897) 1 m
ac Danse serpentine par Mme. Bob Walter (1899) 1 m
ad L'aveugle fin de siècle (1898) 1 m
ae Chez le magnétiseur (1897) 1 m
af Les cambrioleurs (1897) 1 m
ag Scène d'escamotage (1898) 1 m
ah Surprise d'une maison au petit jour (1898) 1 m
ai Au cabaret (1899) 1 m
aj La bonne absinthe (1899) 1 m
ak Avenue de l''opéra (1900) 1 m
al Chapellerie et charcuterie mécanique (1900) 1 m
am Chez le photographe (1900) 1 m
an Danse des saisons (1900) 1 m
ao La concierge (1900) 1 m
ap Chirurgie fin de siècle (1900) 2 m
aq Le départ d'Arlequin et de Pierrett (1900) 2 m
ar Au bal de Flore (1900) 3 m
as La fée aux choux, ou la naissance des enfants (1900) 1 m
at Danse excentrique (1902) 2 m
au Sage-femme de première classe (1902) 4 m
av Intervention malencontreuse (1902) 1 m
aw Les chiens savants (1902) 3 m
ax Comment monsieur prend son bain (1903) 1 m
ay Faust et Méphistophélès (1903) 2 m
az Les maçons (1905) 2 m
ba La statue (1905) 5 m
bb La charité du prestidigitateur (1905) 3 m
bc Clown, chien et ballon (1905) 1 m
bd Espagne (1905) 11 m
be Le tango (1905) 2 m

I originally had thought of focusing on early cinema for this and the women filmmakers poll this month as I have a bunch of stuff handy, but it didn't work out that way. Still I manage an hour of Alice Guy and it was fruitful. It seems to me that she places somewhere between the Lumières and Méliès in that she works in both in the nascent documentary and fantastic-fiction modes, though I would say she isn't as inventive in the latter - at least not in these films - and her sets and backdrops are rarely as extravagant. But she really does develop over the course of a decade and these films, with most of the later films as impressive as anything else in cinema at the time - the ironic ending of La charité du prestidigitateur is pretty interesting, and not something I'm accustomed to in this era, and I love the way she compresses the whole Faust story into a couple of minutes in Faust et Méphistophélès - there's a real command of storytelling and editing developing here. But the best piece is probably the 11-minute Espagne, a travelogue that encompasses dancing (a Guy specialty), nature, and various city and architectural scenes. I'd say this looks forward in some respects to the city symphonies of the 20s and 30s though certainly it doesn't have the clear form and purpose of those kinds of works. Anyway, I look forward to more travels with Guy in the future and there's plenty left to peruse.

I agree that Alice Guy's films are not as inventive visually as Melies, but she films outside most of the time whereas he rarely ventured out of his studio where he had more control over effects and camera tricks. Guy was primarily interested in telling stories and she does that very well. She also seems to get much more naturalistic performances than her contemporaries did. I focused more on her films from 1905-1907 so I don't know how true that was in these earlier ones, but I will definitely be watching more of her work (as well as Melies who was already a favorite).

BTW, there's a delightful children's picture book about Alice Guy that i discovered this month. It's called Lights! Camera! Alice!, and it's written by Mara Rickliff and illustrated by Simona Ciraolo. It provides an informative mini-bio of the innovative director.

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Post by hurluberlu » April 1st, 2019, 6:51 pm

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
April 1st, 2019, 5:33 pm
OldAle1 wrote:
April 1st, 2019, 5:10 pm
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14. Alice Guy shorts 60 minutes total

aa Le pêcheur dans le torrent (1897) 1 m
ab Baignade dans le torrent (1897) 1 m
ac Danse serpentine par Mme. Bob Walter (1899) 1 m
ad L'aveugle fin de siècle (1898) 1 m
ae Chez le magnétiseur (1897) 1 m
af Les cambrioleurs (1897) 1 m
ag Scène d'escamotage (1898) 1 m
ah Surprise d'une maison au petit jour (1898) 1 m
ai Au cabaret (1899) 1 m
aj La bonne absinthe (1899) 1 m
ak Avenue de l''opéra (1900) 1 m
al Chapellerie et charcuterie mécanique (1900) 1 m
am Chez le photographe (1900) 1 m
an Danse des saisons (1900) 1 m
ao La concierge (1900) 1 m
ap Chirurgie fin de siècle (1900) 2 m
aq Le départ d'Arlequin et de Pierrett (1900) 2 m
ar Au bal de Flore (1900) 3 m
as La fée aux choux, ou la naissance des enfants (1900) 1 m
at Danse excentrique (1902) 2 m
au Sage-femme de première classe (1902) 4 m
av Intervention malencontreuse (1902) 1 m
aw Les chiens savants (1902) 3 m
ax Comment monsieur prend son bain (1903) 1 m
ay Faust et Méphistophélès (1903) 2 m
az Les maçons (1905) 2 m
ba La statue (1905) 5 m
bb La charité du prestidigitateur (1905) 3 m
bc Clown, chien et ballon (1905) 1 m
bd Espagne (1905) 11 m
be Le tango (1905) 2 m
I originally had thought of focusing on early cinema for this and the women filmmakers poll this month as I have a bunch of stuff handy, but it didn't work out that way. Still I manage an hour of Alice Guy and it was fruitful. It seems to me that she places somewhere between the Lumières and Méliès in that she works in both in the nascent documentary and fantastic-fiction modes, though I would say she isn't as inventive in the latter - at least not in these films - and her sets and backdrops are rarely as extravagant. But she really does develop over the course of a decade and these films, with most of the later films as impressive as anything else in cinema at the time - the ironic ending of La charité du prestidigitateur is pretty interesting, and not something I'm accustomed to in this era, and I love the way she compresses the whole Faust story into a couple of minutes in Faust et Méphistophélès - there's a real command of storytelling and editing developing here. But the best piece is probably the 11-minute Espagne, a travelogue that encompasses dancing (a Guy specialty), nature, and various city and architectural scenes. I'd say this looks forward in some respects to the city symphonies of the 20s and 30s though certainly it doesn't have the clear form and purpose of those kinds of works. Anyway, I look forward to more travels with Guy in the future and there's plenty left to peruse.

I agree that Alice Guy's films are not as inventive visually as Melies, but she films outside most of the time whereas he rarely ventured out of his studio where he had more control over effects and camera tricks. Guy was primarily interested in telling stories and she does that very well. She also seems to get much more naturalistic performances than her contemporaries did. I focused more on her films from 1905-1907 so I don't know how true that was in these earlier ones, but I will definitely be watching more of her work (as well as Melies who was already a favorite).

BTW, there's a delightful children's picture book about Alice Guy that i discovered this month. It's called Lights! Camera! Alice!, and it's written by Mara Rickliff and illustrated by Simona Ciraolo. It provides an informative mini-bio of the innovative director.
Her work looks quite diversified in terms of settings and themes indeed. I found her edgiest short as a female director is Les Résultats du Féminisme, where men and women trade places (from Gaumont's Alice Guy DVD2 where a documentary stands as well -OldAle1 viewings seem to come from DVD1 in order)
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Post by Knaldskalle » April 1st, 2019, 7:43 pm

Final update:

3. Hotel Monterey (Akerman, 1973).
4. News From Home (Akerman, 1977).

Two pretty structurally rigid movies from Akerman.
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1. La Pointe-Courte (Varda, 1955)
2. Fat Girl (Breillat, 2001)
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Post by allisoncm » April 2nd, 2019, 4:56 am

Thanks to everyone who participated! We unfortunately lost two greats this month: Barbara Hammer and Agnes Varda, so thanks to everyone who remembered them. Also, congratulations to our winner, flavo5000 with a total of 178 seen.

flavo5000 178
psychotronicbeatnik 62
albajos 54
sol 49
jdidaco 47
jeroeno 45
maxwelldeux 41
RogerTheMovieManiac88 37
sebby 32
Mate_cosido 25
hurluberlu 20
OldAle1 16
ororama 14
shugs 12
vortexsurfer 12
Straka 12
allisoncm 11
peeptoad 10
India Istanbul 9
72allinncallme 9
blocho 9
brokenface 8
zzzorf 7
AB537 7
sheikofhyrule 7
45MinuteZoom 6
GruesomeTwosome 6
jvv 5
cinephage 5
mathiasa 5
3eyes 4
weirdboy 4
frbrown 2
VincentPrice 2
Knaldskalle 4
Eva_L 1
RBG 1
connordenney 1
Coryn 1
nimimerkillinen 1
mightysparks 1

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Post by jeroeno » April 2nd, 2019, 5:13 am

allisoncm wrote:
April 2nd, 2019, 4:56 am

jeroeno 45
You missed my last post, I should be on 59 :ICM: :sweat:

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Post by maxwelldeux » April 2nd, 2019, 5:43 am

jeroeno wrote:
April 2nd, 2019, 5:13 am
allisoncm wrote:
April 2nd, 2019, 4:56 am

jeroeno 45
You missed my last post, I should be on 59 :ICM: :sweat:
And I'm 42... viewtopic.php?p=569614#p569614

jereono's post is right above mine

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Post by albajos » April 2nd, 2019, 8:02 am

jeroeno wrote:
April 2nd, 2019, 5:13 am
allisoncm wrote:
April 2nd, 2019, 4:56 am

jeroeno 45
You missed my last post, I should be on 59 :ICM: :sweat:
Same here, I'm at 64

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Post by sebby » April 2nd, 2019, 8:22 am

And I am at 388. No need to check; you can trust an honorable man like me.

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Post by peeptoad » April 2nd, 2019, 10:47 am

I have 11 views total, not 10... not that it matters in the grand scheme and all. :)

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Post by albajos » April 4th, 2019, 8:00 pm

I'll just add those missing 4-5 posts so that max can work his magic

1. flavo5000 178
2. albajos 64
3. psychotronicbeatnik 62
4. jeroeno 59
5. sol 50
6. jdidaco 47
7. maxwelldeux 42
8. RogerTheMovieManiac88 37
9. sebby 32
10. Mate_cosido 25
11. hurluberlu 21
12. OldAle1 16
13. ororama 14
14. shugs 12
vortexsurfer 12
Straka 12
17. allisoncm 11
peeptoad 11
19. India Istanbul 9
72allinncallme 9
blocho 9
22. brokenface 8
23. zzzorf 7
AB537 7
sheikofhyrule 7
26. 45MinuteZoom 6
GruesomeTwosome 6
28. jvv 5
cinephage 5
mathiasa 5
31. Knaldskalle 4
3eyes 4
weirdboy 4
34. frbrown 2
VincentPrice 2
36. Eva_L 1
RBG 1
connordenney 1
Coryn 1
nimimerkillinen 1
mightysparks 1

I said I could do some stats to this, but I have a seminar this weekend, so hopefully I can post something by tuesday.
Was thinking of doing a director top list like I did in the Nordic challenge

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Post by allisoncm » April 5th, 2019, 5:45 am

Thanks for letting me know. I'll have to double check the scores.

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