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49. Kamen (1992)
50. Siworae (2000)
51. Krug vtoroy (1990)
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61. Scandal Sheet (1952) - 7/10
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52. Kyônetsu no kisetsu (1960)
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19. #334: Bis ans Ende der Welt - Until the End of the World (Wim Wenders, 1991) 7.5/10 ... Incredibly ambitious, fantastic soundtrack, but definitely longer than it needs to be (I watched Wenders' only approved version, which is nearly 5 hours!)
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1. Le fond de l'air est rouge (1977, Marker) 7
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1. SHORTS 5+6+9+10+12+23=65 minutes

a) Ghost (Takeshi Ito, 1984)
b) Aphex Twin: Come to Daddy (Chris Cunningham, 1997)
c) Jack Frost (Ub Iwerks et al, 1934)
d) Spacy (Takeshi Ito, 1981)
e) The Bloody Olive (Vincent Bal, 1997)
f) World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts (Don Hertzfeldt, 2017)

A pretty solid collection of shorts; only the Aphex Twin really underwhelmed - don't really find the music that interesting nor the filmmaking. I love Ito's work, have seen a couple of others earlier - Ghost was pretty amazing and I watched it twice in a row; Spacy was perhaps a little long for what it was, started to give me a headache, but I definitely admire where this guy is going. The Iwerks cartoon was nice, not necessarily a favorite but cool; The Bloody Olive was entertaining, if quite obvious where in it's particular unpredictability, if that makes sense. a) and f) have a good chance of making my list next time; b-e are likely shit out of luck.

2. The Stone Tape (Peter Sasdy, 1972)

Like the much more famous Quatermass films and TV serials from writer Nigel Kneale, this low-budget TV movie combines horror and science fiction elements in a very interesting way, bringing to the fore psychic resonance and ESP powers in some ways similar to what we see in Quatermass and the Pit. It's a really solid film overall, though I think it comes down a bit in the ending, and it's refreshing to have a female lead (Jane Asher, really good here) in a genre film from this era who isn't just a pretty face - in fact she's the computer programmer for the group - and who is in fact the most competent and most correct in her assessments of the ghostly presence haunting an old manor where a technical team is trying to create some kind of new recording medium to compete with the Japanese (hence the "stone tape" title). Not as good as the last Quatermass film but to my taste as good as or better than the first two. Now I have to get around to watching the serials. Probably not good enough to make my list.

3. Istoria mias kalpikis liras / The Counterfeit Coin (Yorgos Tzavellas, 1955)

While the first segment in this roundelay film about a counterfeit gold sovereign (presented often in gold tint in an otherwise b/w film), in which we meet the maker of the coin and those who influenced him in it's creation, does go on a bit, overall I found this pretty delightful, if fairly typical in it's messages that money doesn't buy happiness, that people are more important than possessions, etc. The story about the beggar and the hooker is the most amusing, the one about the girl (Elli Lambeti, an incredible presence here and in the two Cacoyannis films she made over the next couple of years) from a rich family who marries the poor and uncompromising painter is the most emotionally resonant. While solid, most likely not solid enough to make my list.

4. O drakos / The Ogre of Athens (Nikos Koundouros, 1956)

The best film I've seen so far in this challenge, this is a mistaken identity story that again has some noir-like characteristics - in fact it's listed as noir in some sources - but is ultimately a tragedy of the powerless and lonely just wanting a little slice of the pie and being denied even that. The "ogre" or "dragon" is apparently a powerful criminal - we never see him, but we do see a meek little bank clerk who looks just like him, and who takes a short ride to hell because of this mistake. What I liked most about this was that it's quite easy to imagine that there is no real "dragon", that he's just a story made up by the cops, or by the criminals, for political ends; and I liked the element of fooling oneself, as our man gets a taste of being the big man, knows it's going to go wrong, but... a moth to the flame. This is hard to describe, it's a film of expressions and emotions on faces and shadows, but it's memorable enough to warrant a place in my mind and a return trip some day. Good chance it will make my list.

5. Ilektra (Michael Cacoyannis, 1962)

I may have read the Euripedes play back in college - certainly some bits of this fine adaptation seemed familiar - but I can't say for sure. Hard for me to say too much about this, I'm not really familiar enough with Greek tragedy and it's conventions, and I found some of the dialogue and the overtly stagy acting in this story of spurned daughter of a murdered king seeking revenge on her mother and stepfather a little dense and strange; however Irene Papas as Ilektra burns through the staginess like a fire through silk, and the desolate settings are beautifully captured by Walter Lassally's camera, and the modernist but folk-inflected score by Mikis Theodorakis is great as well. Not likely to make my list.

6. Meandre (Mircea Saucan, 1966)

Another film most notable for it's photography - also b/w like every film I've watched for this challenge, but also full of odd angles and weird stagings of events, and repetitions. Maybe I was too tired or wasn't concentrating that well but this story of an architect and his struggles with his wife (??) and a younger man - son? - mostly lost me, but it's definitely something I'll come back to for the beauty of the imagery and some great long takes and deep focus shots. Won't make the list, at least not based on this one viewing.

7. O fovos / The Fear (Kostas Manoussakis, 1966)

This will probably tie with O drakos as the best film of this challenge for me, an intense murder-drama about a wealthy farm family - a heavy-drinking and gambling father, long suffering mother, virginal and angry and perhaps rather slow son, beautiful daughter who is mostly away in the big city, and an adopted deaf-mute daughter who seems to have something of the saint in her - at least according to the local village people. The son is mad with desire and can find nobody to be with --- the father unknowingly is showing him the way of force and brutality --- and it all goes in a direction that isn't going to surprise but remains compelling through excellent performances and camerawork that really makes us feel a part of this isolated rural area. And another film with an excellent modern score that reflects older musics, by Yannis Markopoulos. Likely to make the list.

8. Deadly Prey (David Prior, 1987)

Had no idea this was on the list, who the hell voted for this :lol: ? Anyway, I've known about this for a few years, being a die-hard fan of RedLetterMedia's Best of the Worst since it began, and this was one of their earliest finds, circa 2012-3 or so. Got a copy somewhere a couple of years ago and this was as good a time as any - and it's pretty much just as awesome as they describe it, a z-grade Rambo rip-off with elements of Predator and - the title is the clue - the best of all of these kinds of one-man-against-an-army films, Cornel Wilde's The Naked Prey. Our lead guy even runs around through the forest mostly naked. One thing the RLM guys didn't mention is how the whole thing is horribly post-dubbed - by the actors themselves in most cases I think, but it's more obvious than it should be that the sound isn't live. Another thing they don't mention is the presence of the great Cameron Mitchell as the cop, father-in-law to our one-man-army, who has one of the best scenes in the movie, declaiming a long speech to one of the faceless villains before summarily executing him. Maybe the RLM guys didn't know Mitchell at the time, he became a fixture on the show later, as well he should. Anyway this definitely hits the so-bad-it's-good sweet spot for me, but I don't know if I'd put it on my own list, that involves some re-thinking for me.
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Hello and thanks for hosting, 72!

I haven't actively been working through this list during January but it's somewhat inevitable that I'll have seen at least one film out of this 1,000 strong collection. Let me see...

1. 'A Christmas Carol' / 1938, Edwin L. Marin / 8/10
2. 'The Devil and Miss Jones' / 1941, Sam Wood / 9/10
3. 'Scaramouche' / 1952, George Sidney / 10/10
4. 'Kapurush' / 'The Coward' / 1965, Satyajit Ray / 9/10
5. 'Une chambre en ville' / 1982, Jacques Demy / 8/10
6. 'Siworae' / 'Il Mare' / 2000, Hyun-seung Lee / 7.5/10
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(Screenshots from 'Finis terrae' & 'Chanson d'Armor'),

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17. Finis terrae (Jean Epstein, 1929) 10/10 (RV)
18. Chanson d'Armor (Jean Epstein, 1934) 9/10 (RV)
19. Our Man in Havana (Carol Reed, 1959) 8.5/10
20. King Rat (Bryan Forbes, 1965) 9/10

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That's it for me! Thanks again for hosting, 72!

!seen 20

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1. Vertical Features Remake (Peter Greenaway, 1978) 9/10 (RV)
2. Nothing (Vincenzo Natali, 2003) 5.5/10
3. The Stone Tape (Peter Sasdy, 1972) 7.5/10
4. Liza, a rókatündér (Liza the Fox-Fairy, Károly Ujj Mészáros, 2015) 6.5/10
5. Haze (Shinya Tsukamoto, 2005) 7.5/10
6. Samâ taimu mashin burûsu (Summer Time Machine Blues, Katsuyuki Motohiro, 2005) 5.5/10
7. Urusei Yatsura 2: Byûtifuru dorîmâ (Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer, Mamoru Oshii, 1984) 8/10
8. Le fleuve aux grandes eaux/The Mighty River (Frédéric Back, 1993) 9/10 (24 min) (RV), Smale spor av et århundre (Where the Trains Used to Go, Morten Skallerud, 2003) 7/10 (4 min), Pan-dane to Tamago-hime (Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess, Hayao Miyazaki, 2010) 8.5/10 (11 min), World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts (Don Hertzfeldt, 2017) 7.5/10 (23 min) (Total: 62 min)
9. Plastic Bag (Ramin Bahrani, 2009) 7.5/10 (18 min), 2012 (Takashi Makino, 2013) 9/10 (30 min), This House Has People in It (Alan Resnick, 2016) 7/10 (12 min) (Total: 60 min)
10. Closet Monster (Stephen Dunn, 2015) 7/10
11. Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees (David Blair, 1991) 7/10
12. Marti, dupã Crãciun (Tuesday, After Christmas, Radu Muntean, 2010) 8/10
13. Go West (Len Powers, 1923) 5/10 (12 min), Jack Frost (Ub Iwerks & Shamus Culhane & Al Eugster, 1934) 7.5/10 (9 min), Hamsarayan (The Chorus, Abbas Kiarostami, 1982) 8/10 (16 min), Aphex Twin: Come to Daddy (Chris Cunningham, 1997) 5.5/10 (6 min), Le chapeau/The Hat (Michèle Cournoyer, 1999) 9.5/10 (6 min) (RV), Fugue (Georges Schwizgebel, 1999) 9/10 (7 min) (RV), J'attendrai le suivant... (I'll Wait for the Next One..., Philippe Orreindy, 2002) 4.5/10 (4 min) (Total: 60 min)
14. El incidente (The Incident, Isaac Ezban, 2014) 6/10
15. Crime and Punishment (Josef von Sternberg, 1935) 8/10
16. A Dark Song (Liam Gavin, 2016) 5/10
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53. L'amour fou (1969)
54. L'aveu (1970)
55. L'immortelle (1963)
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This is it for me this round. :sweat: Congrats to blueboybob for beating me to third with his stamina over these last few days of the challenge. And of course, congrats to 72a and Trav for coming 1st and 2nd.

Unfortunately, I got to finish this challenge on the worst film that I have seen this month. :shrug:

Uncut Gems
1. One Point O (2004)
2. Girlfriends (1978)
3. Meantime (1983)
4. 4 Little Girls (1997)
5. Lean on Pete (2017)
6. Plunder Road (1957)
7. The Balkan Spy (1984)
8. Storm Warning. (1951)
9. The Last Wagon (1956)
10. Ogre of Athens (1956)
11. Mysterious Island (1961)
12. Mea Maxima Culpa (2012)
13. Popcorn. (1991)
14. Pushover (1954)
15. Eye of the Needle (1981)
16. Tall in the Saddle (1944)
17. The Pasty (1928)
18. Suburbia. (1983)
19. Too Late for Tears (1949)
20. Ladybird, Ladybird (1994)
21. The Laramie Project (2002)
22. A Dance in the Rain. (1961)
23. The Bedford Incident (1965)
24. Crime and Punishment (1935)
25. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)
26. The Flying Luna Clipper (1987)
27. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
28. The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
29. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
30. History Is Made At Night (1937)
31. How to Die in Oregon (2011)
32. HyperNormalisation (2016)
33. Home from the Hill (1960)
34. Young Aphrodites (1963)
35. Too Late Blues (1961)
36. City of Hope (1991)
37. The Tracker (2002)
38. A Dark Song (2016)
39. Grown-Ups (1980)
40. Style Wars (1983)
41. The Raid (1954)
42. Rawhide (1951)
43. Ramrod (1947)
44. Variety (1925)
45. The Interview (1998) REVISION
46. Long Weekend (1978) REVISION
47. The Plumber (1979) REVISION
48. The Intruder (1962) REVISION
49. Alien Raiders (2008)
50. Sterne (1959)
51. Joe (1970) REVISION
52. Angela (1995) REVISION
53. Fingers (1978) REVISION
54. Despair (1978) REVISION

55. The Living World (2003)

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This is an undeniable curio with its telling of a medieval story in the present day, but the acting is incredibly stilted, with deadpan/expressionless line delivery throughout, and one child actor aside, everyone is completely unemotional. The dialogue often feels silly too, e.g. "bread is life; like words". Everything is filmed in an oddly distanced way too; there is even a 'big' swordfight that is only show through elongated close-ups without swordplay.

Will I be adding this film to my 500<400 list? You've gotta be kidding. :down:
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Thanks for hosting, 72a. :party: To take away the bitter the taste of the last film that I viewed, here are my top 5 first time viewings from this Challenge:

Image x The Bedford Incident (1965, James B. Harris)

Image x Popcorn (1991, Mark Herrier; Alan Ormsby)

Image x Plunder Road (1957, Hubert Cornfield)

Image x Mea Maxima Culpa (2012, Alex Gibney)

Imagex Crime and Punishment (1935, Joseph von Sternberg)

Curiously, none of these were challenge doubles or triples. :huh:
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5. Os Verdes Anos (1963)
6. Ritzar bez Bronya (1966)
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sol wrote: January 31st, 2020, 2:28 pm
Unfortunately, I got to finish this challenge on the worst film that I have seen this month. :shrug:


55. The Living World (2003)

This is an undeniable curio with its telling of a medieval story in the present day, but the acting is incredibly stilted, with deadpan/expressionless line delivery throughout, and one child actor aside, everyone is completely unemotional. The dialogue often feels silly too, e.g. "bread is life; like words". Everything is filmed in an oddly distanced way too; there is even a 'big' swordfight that is only show through elongated close-ups without swordplay.

Will I be adding this film to my 500<400 list? You've gotta be kidding. :down:
That’s my favourite movie watched for this challenge.

Our taste in movies often match, but I find it interesting that we can disagree so much on the same movie. :thumbsup:
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62. Intimate Lighting (1965) - 6/10

That’s it for me as well. Great challenge with two new favorites and lots of superb films. Thanks for hosting, 72aicm - and congratulations on first place. Thanks to blueboybob and sol I saw a few more than I had initially planned.
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and the final one
5. #577 On the Bowery (1956) USA 4 official lists 247 checks

thanks for coughing*, 72aicm

Thousand Acre Whoop
1. #405 Lawn Dogs (1997) UK 1 official list 368 checks
2. #736 Warrendale (1967) Canada 6 official lists 279 checks
3. #332 Intruder in the Dust (1949) USA 5 official lists 327 checks
4. #264 Girlfriends (1978) USA 4 official lists 316 checks
5. #577 On the Bowery (1956) USA 4 official lists 247 checks

*coughing is hosting in norwegian

!seen 5
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56. Lavoura Arcaica (2001)
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1. Rengoku eroica (1970) - will add
2. Tôkyô sensô sengo hiwa (1970)
3. Ilektra (1962)
4. O fovos (1966)
5. Prípad pro zacínajícího kata (1970) - will add
6. Adelheid (1970) - will add
7. The Damned (1962) - watchable
8. La belle captive (1983)
9. Das Millionenspiel
10. L'aveu (1970)
11. Hélas pour moi (1993) - Often beautiful but idk
12. Taste of Fear (1961)
Watched from wrong years list. Brewster out and Das Millionenspiel +
13. Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees - Cool idea but the execution not so
14. Urusei Yatsura 2: Byûtifuru dorîmâ (1984)
15. Kladivo na carodejnice (1970)
16. Sterne (1959)
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Another navel-gazer

1. SHORTS 5+6+9+10+12+23=65 minutes
a) Ghost (Takeshi Ito, 1984)
b) Aphex Twin: Come to Daddy (Chris Cunningham, 1997)
c) Jack Frost (Ub Iwerks et al, 1934)
d) Spacy (Takeshi Ito, 1981)
e) The Bloody Olive (Vincent Bal, 1997)
f) World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts (Don Hertzfeldt, 2017)

2. The Stone Tape (Peter Sasdy, 1972)
3. Istoria mias kalpikis liras / The Counterfeit Coin (Yorgos Tzavellas, 1955)
4. O drakos / The Ogre of Athens (Nikos Koundouros, 1956)
5. Ilektra (Michael Cacoyannis, 1962)
6. Meandre (Mircea Saucan, 1966)
7. O fovos / The Fear (Kostas Manoussakis, 1966)
8. Deadly Prey (David Prior, 1987)
9. Ritzar bez bronya / Knight Without Armour (Borislav Sharliev, 1966)

Cute story about a kid and his family, with the kid having fantasies about Don Quixote, the Three Musketeers, etc - encouraged to one extent or other both by his rather rough father and his much gentler, laid-back bohemian uncle. If you read the IMDb plot description you'll get the basic idea - there's corruption and deceit in the world, and both his parents and many others around him are a part of it, with only the uncle being true and honorable - though he of course is seen as a lazy bum by others. It's a nice little film but I can't say I got anything particularly special out of it. Nice feel for the big old city - Sofia I presume - and with a loose shooting style that reminded me of some French films of this period. Not going to make my list.

10. Reconstituirea / Reconstruction (Lucien Pintile, 1968)

Two young men have gotten in a drunken fight, and hurt the barman at a cafe out in some suburban or rural environs, with a lake and river, forest and hills nearby, and the film describes a re-enactment of their crime a few days later which is being filmed in the hopes of curbing other young wastrels' alcoholism and violence. This is a tough little film that I probably watched too late, and perhaps could have used a little background to appreciate more; it's clearly making some arguments against the bureaucracy and criminal justice sytem of the regime but I couldn't understand the details, and why we have a beautiful bikini-clad girl flitting around the margins of the frame nearly all the time was also beyond me. Interestingly shot and the kind of film I generally like, I just couldn't get enough out of it on one viewing to say much more than "neat, but what's it all about?" I definitely think I'll return to this at some point, but right now I can't put it on my list.
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20. La Religieuse - The Nun (Jacques Rivette, 1966) 7/10
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Traveller wrote: January 31st, 2020, 6:42 pmThanks to blueboybob and sol I saw a few more than I had initially planned.
That's kind of LOL to me because most of the reason why I ended up watching so much was that blueboybob was constantly on my tail, trying to overtake me. And he did in the end. :pinch:
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72aicm wrote: January 31st, 2020, 4:49 pm
sol wrote: January 31st, 2020, 2:28 pm
Unfortunately, I got to finish this challenge on the worst film that I have seen this month. :shrug:


55. The Living World (2003)

This is an undeniable curio with its telling of a medieval story in the present day, but the acting is incredibly stilted, with deadpan/expressionless line delivery throughout, and one child actor aside, everyone is completely unemotional. The dialogue often feels silly too, e.g. "bread is life; like words". Everything is filmed in an oddly distanced way too; there is even a 'big' swordfight that is only show through elongated close-ups without swordplay.

Will I be adding this film to my 500<400 list? You've gotta be kidding. :down:
That’s my favourite movie watched for this challenge.

Our taste in movies often match, but I find it interesting that we can disagree so much on the same movie. :thumbsup:
Yeah, I don't know. I generally like films with weird or unusual senses of humour, but I just couldn't get on the right wavelength with The Living World.
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41. #743 - Okaasan (1952)
42. #608 - Qian li zou dan qi (2005)
43. #271 - Entotsu no mieru basho (1953)
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024. #439. Roar (1981) ya know the critic's cliche of "it has to be seen to be believed"? that doesn't count for anything other than this movie anymore. what the fuck. it wasn't necessarily good, but still an absolute must-watch.
025. #72. Tretya meshchanskaya (1927) to ebbywebby, ya know they had radio in 1927. and headphones. also, that's the thing worth singling out? :lol:
026-028. #716. Unknown Chaplin (1983) the first episode was great, diminishing returns on the format due to lack of material related to said format.
029-038. #464. Connections (1978) This is the thing you need to watch on the list. Really fantastic and I was initially repelled because I thought it was 50 minutes (icm runtime!!!), not 10 episodes but it drew me in enough to make me want to watch 8-ish more hours. There's two more series as well!
039. #283. Valkoinen peura (1952)
040. #281. Zítra vstanu a oparím se cajem (1977) these last two were very very close to favorites.


I feel like I'm forgetting something but I don't remember. oh well!


Thanks for hosting, 72aicm!

178/1000
001-013. #914. Hollywood (1980)
014. #037. Fehérlófia (1981)
015. #500. Styles Wars (1983)
016. #501. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
017-22. #425. Tih Minh (1918)
023. #601. Jim Shvante (marili svanets) (1930)
024. #439. Roar (1981)
025. #72. Tretya meshchanskaya (1927)
026-028. #716. Unknown Chaplin (1983)
029-038. #464. Connections (1978)
039. #283. Valkoinen peura (1952)
040. #281. Zítra vstanu a oparím se cajem (1977)
list order
#037. Fehérlófia (1981)
#72. Tretya meshchanskaya (1927)
#281. Zítra vstanu a oparím se cajem (1977)
#283. Valkoinen peura (1952)
#425. Tih Minh (1918)
#439. Roar (1981)
#464. Connections (1978)
#500. Styles Wars (1983)
#501. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
#601. Jim Shvante (marili svanets) (1930)
#716. Unknown Chaplin (1983)
#914. Hollywood (1980, Kevin Brownlow)

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14. The Green Years / Os Verdes Anos (Paulo Rocha, 1963) [#589]

<3 1<><><><4<><>
1. Schalcken the Painter (Leslie Megahey, 1979) [#759] 7
2. Shorts
[23mins] World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts (Don Hertzfeldt, 2017) [#215] 7-
[38mins] The Signalman (Lawrence Gordon Clark, 1976) [#211] 6+
3. The League of Gentlemen (Basil Dearden, 1960) [#929] 6-
4. Macunaima (Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, 1969) [#820] 8+
5. This Transient Lie / Mujô (Akio Jissoji, 1970) [#75] 8-
6. Le Pont du Nord (Jacques Rivette, 1981) [#225] 6+
7. Birds, Orphans and Fools / Vtáckovia, siroty a blázni (Juraj Jakubisko, 1969) [#647] 6
8. Five Dedicated to Ozu (Abbas Kiarostami, 2003) [#381] 5
9. Case for a Rookie Hangman / Prípad pro zacínajícího kata (Pavel Jurácek, 1970) [#424] 7
10. Mister Designer / Gospodin oformitel (Oleg Teptsov, 1987) [#630] 7+
11. Interrogation / Przesluchanie (Ryszard Bugajski, 1989) [#12] 7
12. Our Daily Bread / Uski Roti (Mani Kaul, 1970) [#326] 6+
13. Days of Eclipse / Dni zatmeniya (Aleksandr Sokurov, 1988) [#232]
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05 50 Feet of String (1995)
06 The Organizer (1963)
07 Lawn Dogs (1997)
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01 L'ange (1982)
02 The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978)
03 World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts (2017) / Le tempestaire (1947) / The Dream of a Ridiculous Man (1992)
04 Son of the White Mare (1981)
05 50 Feet of String (1995)
06 The Organizer (1963)
07 Lawn Dogs (1997)
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1. Masquerade in Vienna 7/10
2. Os Verdes Anos ?/10
3. El chacal de nahueltoro 6/10
4. Estate Violenta 7/10
5. Absences répétées 5/10
6. Kaili Blues 7/10
7. Love and Anarchy 8/10
8. Adua and her friends 7/10
9. The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra 6/10
10. Days of Eclipse 3/10
11. Summer Time Machine Blues 5/10
12. La Vérité 6/10
13. Nobody's Daughter Haewon - My first Sang-soo film was fascinating if a little underwhelming. There were times when I felt like I was watching a Linklater film where nothing really happens but you are still enraptured anyway. 6/10

14. The Last of Sheila - A fun whodunnit set on a boat that takes in some great locations (particularly the ruined church on an island) although it all gets a bit too convoluted as we inch closer towards the far fetched resolution. 6/10

That's it for me, a paltry 14! I watched 45 films in January but my viewing wasn't focused solely on this challenge. Love & Anarchy is easily the best of the bunch.

Thanks for hosting 72aicm :cheers:
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4. Le Chapeau (1999) * 6 min.
De Düva: The Dove (1968) * 14 min.
Combat de Boxe (1927) * 8 min.
Spacy (1981) * 11 min.
Ghost (1984) * 6 min.
The Bloody Olive (1997) * 10 min.
This House Has People in It (2016) * 12 min.

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1. The Signalman (1976) * 38 min.
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man (1992) * 20 min.
Thunder (1982) * 5 min.
2. Baal (1970) * 84 min.
3. One Hundred Children Waiting for a Train (1988) * 57 min.

*First time viewing
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Scoreboard up to date. Let me know if I made a mistake (or two). I’ll write a short summary in 24h from now so please add your latest watches before that.

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Oh, and one more from me that I had overlooked when going through the list a couple of days ago...

7. 'The Tall Target' / 1951, Anthony Mann / 9/10

Thanks for hosting, 72!

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That's all, folks!
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17. 50 Feet of String (1995) #962
18. Possible Worlds (2000) #922
19. Lee's Adventure (2011) #928
20. Den-en ni shisu (1974) #39
21. Kummatty (1979) #676
22. 46-okunen no koi (2006) #952

Last post! Thanks 72 for hosting!

As far as ones I've seen this month that I'd add to my list (if I remember to update it), Macario, Kdo chce zabít Jessii?, World of Tomorrow Ep 2 and El Incidente would probably make the cut. Maybe Miss Zombie and Flying Luna Clipper if I'm in a particularly weird mood.
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1. Zítra vstanu a oparím se cajem (1977) #281
2. Himiko (1974) #129
3. Macario (1960) #35
4. Kdo chce zabít Jessii? (1966) #453
5. L'ange (1982) #184
6. Mysterious Island (1961) #947
7. Samâ taimu mashin burûsu (2005) #265
8. Lesnaya pesnya. Mavka (1981) #673
9. Vtáckovia, siroty a blázni (1969) #647
10a. World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts (2017) #215
10b. Zig-Zag - le jeu de l'oie (Une fiction didactique à propos de la cartographie) (1980) #617
10c. Jack Frost (1934) #886
11. Vechir na Ivana Kupala (1968) #90
12. Misery Loves Company (1993) #727
13. Miss Zombie (2013) #794
14. Posetitel muzeya (1989) #989
15. The Flying Luna Clipper (1987) #580
16. El incidente (2014) #778
17. 50 Feet of String (1995) #962
18. Possible Worlds (2000) #922
19. Lee's Adventure (2011) #928
20. Den-en ni shisu (1974) #39
21. Kummatty (1979) #676
22. 46-okunen no koi (2006) #952
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So it’s no longer January, right? Time to close this challenge. 510 points were earned which gives and average of 18.8 points per participant.


Top ten:

01. 72aicm 100
02. Traveller 62
03. blueboybob 56
04. sol 55
05. jeroeno 43
06. funkybusiness 40
07. flavo5000 22
08. AB537 20
08. jdidaco 20
10. nimimerkillinen 16

Thanks to the 27 players for participating. The full list is in the OP.
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