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#41

Post by 3eyes » August 4th, 2015, 12:01 am

Brokenface,
I've been trying for a tin on the spaghetti list but seem to have run out of steam with 2 to go. Maybe sometime.

Good idea to list past sets - I'll do that from now on.

Thanks again for starting this challenge! Of the ongoing ones, it's my favorite. Helps unhook from checks and leads in all sorts of strange directions in a "choose your own adventure" sort of way.
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Post by 3eyes » August 5th, 2015, 3:17 am

VI. George Sand
1. Red Wing (2013) - based on Sand's novel Francois le champi
2. A song to remember (45) - rewatch
3. George qui? /George who? (Fr 73)
4. La note bleu ./The blue note (Fr 91)
5. Mauprat (Fr 26) - based on Sand's novel of the same name

Of the two films based on Sand's novels, Red Wing is set in rural Texas, maybe mid-twentieth century. Mauprat is a gothic tale directed by Jean Epstein; Luis Bunuel was production assistant and had a couple of small roles.

Of the others, in A song to remember and La note bleu Sand is seen primarily in relation to Chopin. The former is Hollywood; I first saw it when I was ten. The latter depicts a raucous house party at Sand's estate; Chopin is played by a Polish pianist with no previous acting experience.

George qui? is a feminist biopic, and my favorite of this bunch; she is truly at the center, we see her as a writer and learn something about a few of her works. The film follows her from a teenager and covers not only her numerous affairs (en passant), but her political writings and involvement in the events of 1848. It's a quirky movie, with folks from 1973, including Sand as she might have been, popping up now and then to show her continuing relevance.
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I. Fiction films about famous writers
1. Wilde (UK 97) - REWATCH
2. Christopher and his kind (UK 11) - Christopher Isherwood
3. The great McGonagall (UK 74) - William Topaz McGonagall
http://www.mcgonagall-online.org.uk/
4. Flores raras / Reaching for the moon (Brazil 13) - Elizabeth Bishop
5. Byron (UK 03)
6. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (34) - Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning
7. Violette (Fr 13) - Violette Leduc, Simone de Beauvoir
8. Mein Herz - Niemandem! / My heart is mine alone (Ger 97) - Else Lasker-Schueler and Gottfried Benn
9. The invisible woman (UK 13) - Dickens
10. Les soeurs Brontë / The Brontë Sisters (Fr 79)
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II. World war I (21st-century films)
1. Testament of youth (UK 2015)
2. Great War Diaries (Internat'l, 2014, 411m)
3. La France (Fr 2007)
4. The Wipers Times (UK 2013)
5. Ararat (Canada 02)
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III. Pre-revolutionary Iran
1. Shab-neshini dar jahannam/A party in hell (Iran 58)
2. Mossafer/The traveler (Iran 74)
3. Tangsir/Tight spot (Iran 74)
4. Saz Dahani / Harmonica (Iran 74)
5. Mogholha / The Mongols (Iran 73) [Rewatch]
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IV. Conscientious objectors
1. Age of Innocence / Ragtime Summer (Canada 77) - WW I
2. Tu ne tueras point/Thou shalt not kill (Fr / It /Yugo 61) - Algerian War
3. The Conscientious Objector (04) - WW II
4. Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (13) - Vietnam War
5. Jehovah's Witnesses Stand Firm Against Nazi Assault (96) - WW II

V. Hollywood musicals from WWII
1. Up in arms (44)
2. Cairo (42)
3. Road to Morocco (42)
4. Stage door canteen (43) - rewatch
5. Yankee Doodle Dandy (42)
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Post by HVM » August 5th, 2015, 8:39 pm

In. The ideas seem to be shaping up quite nicely from my viewings so here I am.

I. Professional female companions in Japan (as seen through the lenses of Mizoguchi and Naruse)

1. Akasen chitai aka Street of Shame (Mizoguchi, 1956) 7/10
2. Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki aka When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (Naruse, 1960) 7/10
3. Gion no shimai aka Gion Festival Music (Mizoguchi, 1936) 6.5/10
4. Bangiku aka Late Chrysanthemums (Naruse, 1954) 7/10
5. Gion bayashi aka A Geisha (Mizoguchi, 1953) 7/10

Geishas, club hostesses, prostitutes, the lot of them. High class or no class they share the same fate. No easy life in these professions. I guess I liked Akasen Chitai (and its common prostitutes heroines) the best but all these films were good.
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Post by 3eyes » August 5th, 2015, 8:52 pm

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Post by HVM » August 5th, 2015, 8:54 pm

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#46

Post by brokenface » August 5th, 2015, 9:36 pm

I've made a list of players & themes used so far on the opening post. More the merrier :cheers:

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Post by Lilarcor » August 5th, 2015, 11:43 pm

brokenface on Aug 5 2015, 03:36:16 PM wrote:I've made a list of players & themes used so far on the opening post. More the merrier :cheers:
Indeed. :cheers:

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Post by 3eyes » August 6th, 2015, 1:23 am

That should be helpful for anyone looking for ideas, or just to get a feel for it all -- Thanks!
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Post by HVM » August 7th, 2015, 8:45 pm

II. Combat sports (boxing, amateur wrestling)

1. Body and Soul (Rossen, 1947) 7/10
2. The Set-Up (Wise, 1949) 7/10
3. Night and the City (Dassin, 1950) 7/10
4. Somebody Up There Likes Me (Wise, 1956) 7/10
5. Killer's Kiss (Kubrick, 1955) 6/10
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I. Professional female companions in Japan (as seen through the lenses of Mizoguchi and Naruse)

1. Akasen chitai aka Street of Shame (Mizoguchi, 1956) 7/10
2. Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki aka When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (Naruse, 1960) 7/10
3. Gion no shimai aka Gion Festival Music (Mizoguchi, 1936) 6.5/10
4. Bangiku aka Late Chrysanthemums (Naruse, 1954) 7/10
5. Gion bayashi aka A Geisha (Mizoguchi, 1953) 7/10

II. Combat sports (boxing, amateur wrestling)

1. Body and Soul (Rossen, 1947) 7/10
2. The Set-Up (Wise, 1949) 7/10
3. Night and the City (Dassin, 1950) 7/10
4. Somebody Up There Likes Me (Wise, 1956) 7/10
5. Killer's Kiss (Kubrick, 1955) 6/10
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Post by te18 » August 10th, 2015, 9:10 am

I. Alien Contact/Abduction Movies
1. Darkening Sky (2010) 7/10
2. Star Leaf (2015) 5/10
3. Intruders (1992) 4/10
4. The Shadow Men (1997) 7/10
5. Night Skies (2007) 7/10
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I. Alien Contact/Abduction Movies
1. Darkening Sky (2010) 7/10
2. Star Leaf (2015) 5/10
3. Intruders (1992) 4/10
4. The Shadow Men (1997) 7/10
5. Night Skies (2007) 7/10

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#51

Post by brokenface » August 12th, 2015, 11:47 pm

Theme#8: Pre-code

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1. Safe in Hell (Wellman, 1931)
2. Three on a Match (LeRoy, 1932)
3. The Story of Temple Drake (Roberts, 1933)
4. I'm No Angel (Ruggles, 1933)
5. Lady Killer (Del Ruth, 1933)

Lady Killer is more gangster. Safe in Hell & Temple Drake the picks.
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Theme#1: Giallo beyond Argento
1. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1971) 8/10
2. La vittima designata / The Designated Victim (Maurizio Lucidi, 1971) 6/10
3. Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh / The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh / Blade of the Ripper (Sergio Martino, 1972) 7/10
4. Le orme / Footprints (Luigi Bazzoni & Mario Fanelli, 1975) 7/10
5. La casa dalle finestre che ridono / The House with the Laughing Windows (Pupi Avati, 1976) 8/10

Theme#2: Nuclear warning
1. On the Beach (Kramer, 1959)
2. When the Wind Blows (Murakami, 1986)
3. Miracle Mile (De Jarnatt, 1988)
4. The Day After (Meyer, 1983)
5. Testament (Littman, 1983)

Theme#3: 80s Fantasy
1. The Dark Crystal (Henson, 1982)
2. Conan the Barbarian (Milius, 1982)
3. The NeverEnding Story (Petersen, 1984)
4. Legend (Scott, 1985)
5. Labyrinth (Henson, 1986)

Theme#4: Blaxploitation
1. Super Fly (Parks Jr, 1972)
2. Across 110th Street (Shear, 1972)
3. The Mack (Campus, 1973)
4. Black Caesar (Cohen, 1973)
5. Foxy Brown (Hill, 1974)

Theme#5: American New Wave & 70s Women
1. Girlfriends (Weill, 1978)
2. Norma Rae (Ritt, 1979)
3. An Unmarried Woman (Mazursky, 1978)
4. Diary of a Mad Housewife (Perry, 1970)
5. Looking for Mr Goodbar (Brooks, 1978)

Theme#6: Circus
1. The Greatest Show on Earth (DeMille, 1952)
2. Man on a Tightrope (Kazan, 1953)
3. Laugh Clown Laugh (Brenon, 1928)
4. Trapeze (Reed, 1956)
5. Invincible (Herzog, 2001)

Theme#7: Spaghetti Beyond Leone
1. The Big Gundown (Sollima, 1966)
2. Day of Anger (Valerii, 1967)
3. Il mercenario (Corbucci, 1968)
4. Une corde, un Colt.../Cemetery Without Crosses (Hossein, 1968)
5. Face to Face (Sollima, 1967)

Theme#8: Pre-code
1. Safe in Hell (Wellman, 1931)
2. Three on a Match (LeRoy, 1932)
3. The Story of Temple Drake (Roberts, 1933)
4. I'm No Angel (Ruggles, 1933)
5. Lady Killer (Del Ruth, 1933)

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Post by brokenface » August 19th, 2015, 9:34 pm

Theme#9: Beyond

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1. From Beyond (Gordon, 1986)
2. Beyond the Forest (Vidor, 1949)
3. The Beyond (Fulci, 1980)
4. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (Miller & Ogilvie, 1985)
5. Beyond the Black Rainbow (Cosmatos, 2010)

Five films linked only by a word in the title, but tending towards the weirder end of the scale. Especially liked the Lovecraft-inspired From Beyond (moreso than the director/writer/actor's previous effort Re-Animator) and Fulci's Beyond was enjoyably gory and thoroughly effective horror.

Beyond the Forest was a bit dull and hammy while Thunderdome pales in comparison to both Road Warrior & Fury Road. Beyond the Black Rainbow wore its influences a bit too heavy but had some nice slices of trippy nonsense imagery and some lovely synth sounds.
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Theme#1: Giallo beyond Argento
1. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1971) 8/10
2. La vittima designata / The Designated Victim (Maurizio Lucidi, 1971) 6/10
3. Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh / The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh / Blade of the Ripper (Sergio Martino, 1972) 7/10
4. Le orme / Footprints (Luigi Bazzoni & Mario Fanelli, 1975) 7/10
5. La casa dalle finestre che ridono / The House with the Laughing Windows (Pupi Avati, 1976) 8/10

Theme#2: Nuclear warning
1. On the Beach (Kramer, 1959)
2. When the Wind Blows (Murakami, 1986)
3. Miracle Mile (De Jarnatt, 1988)
4. The Day After (Meyer, 1983)
5. Testament (Littman, 1983)

Theme#3: 80s Fantasy
1. The Dark Crystal (Henson, 1982)
2. Conan the Barbarian (Milius, 1982)
3. The NeverEnding Story (Petersen, 1984)
4. Legend (Scott, 1985)
5. Labyrinth (Henson, 1986)

Theme#4: Blaxploitation
1. Super Fly (Parks Jr, 1972)
2. Across 110th Street (Shear, 1972)
3. The Mack (Campus, 1973)
4. Black Caesar (Cohen, 1973)
5. Foxy Brown (Hill, 1974)

Theme#5: American New Wave & 70s Women
1. Girlfriends (Weill, 1978)
2. Norma Rae (Ritt, 1979)
3. An Unmarried Woman (Mazursky, 1978)
4. Diary of a Mad Housewife (Perry, 1970)
5. Looking for Mr Goodbar (Brooks, 1978)

Theme#6: Circus
1. The Greatest Show on Earth (DeMille, 1952)
2. Man on a Tightrope (Kazan, 1953)
3. Laugh Clown Laugh (Brenon, 1928)
4. Trapeze (Reed, 1956)
5. Invincible (Herzog, 2001)

Theme#7: Spaghetti Beyond Leone
1. The Big Gundown (Sollima, 1966)
2. Day of Anger (Valerii, 1967)
3. Il mercenario (Corbucci, 1968)
4. Une corde, un Colt.../Cemetery Without Crosses (Hossein, 1968)
5. Face to Face (Sollima, 1967)

Theme#8: Pre-code
1. Safe in Hell (Wellman, 1931)
2. Three on a Match (LeRoy, 1932)
3. The Story of Temple Drake (Roberts, 1933)
4. I'm No Angel (Ruggles, 1933)
5. Lady Killer (Del Ruth, 1933)

Theme#9: Beyond
1. From Beyond (Gordon, 1986)
2. Beyond the Forest (Vidor, 1949)
3. The Beyond (Fulci, 1980)
4. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (Miller & Ogilvie, 1985)
5. Beyond the Black Rainbow (Cosmatos, 2010)

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Post by Kowry » August 19th, 2015, 10:44 pm

brokenface: your watching order is pretty much I'd rank those films; or maybe I'd swap 2. and 3. The Big Gundown is the best of those by a mile, though. Some spaghettis that you haven't seen that I could recommend are The Return of the Ringo and Django Kill! (though the latter is a bit of an acquired taste). Fulci's Colt Concert/Massacre Time isn't bad either.

(I really should take part in this challenge, have my first theme planned out...)

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Post by brokenface » August 19th, 2015, 11:19 pm

Kowry on Aug 19 2015, 04:44:07 PM wrote:brokenface: your watching order is pretty much I'd rank those films; or maybe I'd swap 2. and 3. The Big Gundown is the best of those by a mile, though. Some spaghettis that you haven't seen that I could recommend are The Return of the Ringo and Django Kill! (though the latter is a bit of an acquired taste). Fulci's Colt Concert/Massacre Time isn't bad either.

(I really should take part in this challenge, have my first theme planned out...)
Cheers, I'm probably off spaghetti for a while but I'll note them down for next time I'm in the mood.

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Post by Kowry » August 23rd, 2015, 5:13 pm

Okay, so here I go...

Theme #1: Chase Thrillers
1. The Warriors (1979)
2. The Hitcher (1968)
3. -
4. -
5. -

I originally watched The Warriors having a "hood film" theme in mind, but room mate wasn't that interested in watching more films that fit that bill (we previously watched Boys in the Hood) so I switched the theme on the go. Anyway, The Warriors was pretty enjoyable. Well shot and good action scenes though the characters were a bit thin. David Foster Wallace David Patrick Kelly was wonderfully slimy.

The Hitcher was also enjoyable, though to slightly lesser extent. Well directed, and Rutger Hauer's performance was great. All the other actors were a bit disposable though, and the screenplay was a bit weird - especially Hauer's character's supernatural abilities to appear everywhere (and get out of every situation). Watching the movie, I imagined the film's final scene would have
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Post by brokenface » August 23rd, 2015, 5:59 pm

David Foster Wallace kinda had the hair, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't him :P

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Post by Kowry » August 23rd, 2015, 6:22 pm

brokenface on Aug 23 2015, 11:59:41 AM wrote:David Foster Wallace kinda had the hair, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't him :P
Whoops :D Yeah, I meant David Patrick Kelly...
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Post by brokenface » August 23rd, 2015, 9:06 pm

Theme#10: Early/Proto Giallo

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1. The Evil Eye/The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Bava, 1963)
2. A Quiet Place in the Country (Petri, 1968)
3. Blood and Black Lace (Bava, 1964)
4. La donna del lago/The Possessed (Bazzoni & Rossellini, 1965)
5. Death Laid an Egg (Questi, 1968)

Another delve into giallo. Really the two Bava films are the ones that influenced & set the tone for the genre, where the other films are a mix of curios with some giallo-ish elements. Death Laid an Egg wins prize for weirdest - no idea wtf was going on half the time, very 60s and random. The Possessed had good atmosphere and A Quiet Place in the Country is my pick - paranoia and psychological breakdown somewhat in the Polanski style, also seems like an influence on Von Trier's Antichrist.
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Theme#1: Giallo beyond Argento
1. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1971) 8/10
2. La vittima designata / The Designated Victim (Maurizio Lucidi, 1971) 6/10
3. Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh / The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh / Blade of the Ripper (Sergio Martino, 1972) 7/10
4. Le orme / Footprints (Luigi Bazzoni & Mario Fanelli, 1975) 7/10
5. La casa dalle finestre che ridono / The House with the Laughing Windows (Pupi Avati, 1976) 8/10

Theme#2: Nuclear warning
1. On the Beach (Kramer, 1959)
2. When the Wind Blows (Murakami, 1986)
3. Miracle Mile (De Jarnatt, 1988)
4. The Day After (Meyer, 1983)
5. Testament (Littman, 1983)

Theme#3: 80s Fantasy
1. The Dark Crystal (Henson, 1982)
2. Conan the Barbarian (Milius, 1982)
3. The NeverEnding Story (Petersen, 1984)
4. Legend (Scott, 1985)
5. Labyrinth (Henson, 1986)

Theme#4: Blaxploitation
1. Super Fly (Parks Jr, 1972)
2. Across 110th Street (Shear, 1972)
3. The Mack (Campus, 1973)
4. Black Caesar (Cohen, 1973)
5. Foxy Brown (Hill, 1974)

Theme#5: American New Wave & 70s Women
1. Girlfriends (Weill, 1978)
2. Norma Rae (Ritt, 1979)
3. An Unmarried Woman (Mazursky, 1978)
4. Diary of a Mad Housewife (Perry, 1970)
5. Looking for Mr Goodbar (Brooks, 1978)

Theme#6: Circus
1. The Greatest Show on Earth (DeMille, 1952)
2. Man on a Tightrope (Kazan, 1953)
3. Laugh Clown Laugh (Brenon, 1928)
4. Trapeze (Reed, 1956)
5. Invincible (Herzog, 2001)

Theme#7: Spaghetti Beyond Leone
1. The Big Gundown (Sollima, 1966)
2. Day of Anger (Valerii, 1967)
3. Il mercenario (Corbucci, 1968)
4. Une corde, un Colt.../Cemetery Without Crosses (Hossein, 1968)
5. Face to Face (Sollima, 1967)

Theme#8: Pre-code
1. Safe in Hell (Wellman, 1931)
2. Three on a Match (LeRoy, 1932)
3. The Story of Temple Drake (Roberts, 1933)
4. I'm No Angel (Ruggles, 1933)
5. Lady Killer (Del Ruth, 1933)

Theme#9: Beyond
1. From Beyond (Gordon, 1986)
2. Beyond the Forest (Vidor, 1949)
3. The Beyond (Fulci, 1980)
4. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (Miller & Ogilvie, 1985)
5. Beyond the Black Rainbow (Cosmatos, 2010)

Theme#10: Early/Proto Giallo
1. The Evil Eye/The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Bava, 1963)
2. A Quiet Place in the Country (Petri, 1968)
3. Blood and Black Lace (Bava, 1964)
4. La donna del lago/The Possessed (Bazzoni & Rossellini, 1965)
5. Death Laid an Egg (Questi, 1968)

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Post by 3eyes » August 24th, 2015, 3:47 am

VII. World War I, part 2: Contemporaneous (1910s)
1. The life story of David Lloyd George (UK 1918)
2. Hearts of the world (1918)
3. J'Accuse! (Fr 19) - rewatch
4. Ikarus, der fliegende Mensch (Ger 1918)
5. Shorts (a&b are comedies, c is documentary):
a. La paura degli aeromobili nemici /The Fear of Zeppelins (It 1915, 17m)
b. Paris pendant la guerre (Fr 1916, 31m)
c. Fighting the War (1916, 23m)

Hearts of the World (Griffiths) was set in a French village. The only reason I can see for making the principal characters resident Americans was to serve the propaganda at the end about the US getting into the war. I knew very little about Lloyd George, and this film (thought lost until quite recently) was an iconographic biopic - a mixed bag, long, but interesting. Ikarus was largely a spy story - I was glad to be able to include something from the German side. The Fear of Zeppelins was a find: slapstick quite unlike American stuff of the period. The other two shorts are included on the Flicker Alley DVD of J'Accuse (1919). Seeing the latter again made me want to watch the 1938 version.
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I. Fiction films about famous writers
1. Wilde (UK 97) - REWATCH
2. Christopher and his kind (UK 11) - Christopher Isherwood
3. The great McGonagall (UK 74) - William Topaz McGonagall
http://www.mcgonagall-online.org.uk/
4. Flores raras / Reaching for the moon (Brazil 13) - Elizabeth Bishop
5. Byron (UK 03)
6. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (34) - Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning
7. Violette (Fr 13) - Violette Leduc, Simone de Beauvoir
8. Mein Herz - Niemandem! / My heart is mine alone (Ger 97) - Else Lasker-Schüler and Gottfried Benn
9. The invisible woman (UK 13) - Dickens
10. Les soeurs Brontë / The Brontë Sisters (Fr 79)
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II. World war I (21st-century films)
1. Testament of youth (UK 2015)
2. Great War Diaries (Internat’l, 2014, 411m)
3. La France (Fr 2007)
4. The Wipers Times (UK 2013)
5. Ararat (Canada 02)
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III. Pre-revolutionary Iran
1. Shab-neshini dar jahannam/A party in hell (Iran 58)
2. Mossafer/The traveler (Iran 74)
3. Tangsir/Tight spot (Iran 74)
4. Saz Dahani / Harmonica (Iran 74)
5. Mogholha / The Mongols (Iran 73) [Rewatch]
__

IV. Conscientious objectors
1. Age of Innocence / Ragtime Summer (Canada 77) - WW I
2. Tu ne tueras point/Thou shalt not kill (Fr / It /Yugo 61) - Algerian War
3. The Conscientious Objector (04) - WW II
4. Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (13) - Vietnam War
5. Jehovah's Witnesses Stand Firm Against Nazi Assault (96) - WW II

V. Hollywood musicals from WWII
1. Up in arms (44)
2. Cairo (42)
3. Road to Morocco (42)
4. Stage door canteen (43) - rewatch
5. Yankee Doodle Dandy (42)

VI. George Sand
1. Red Wing (2013) - based on Sand’s novel François le champi
2. A song to remember (45) - rewatch
3. George qui? (Fr 73)
4. La note bleu (Fr 91)
5. Mauprat (Fr 26) - based on Sand’s novel of the same name

VII. World War I, part 2: Contemporaneous (1910s):
1. The life story of David Lloyd George (UK 1918)
2. Hearts of the world (1918)
3. J'Accuse! (Fr 19) - rewatch
4. Ikarus, der fliegende Mensch (Ger 1918)
5. Shorts (a&b are comedies, c is documentary):
a. La paura degli aeromobili nemici /The Fear of Zeppelins (It 1915, 17m)
b. Paris pendant la guerre (Fr 1916, 31m)
c. Fighting the War (1916, 23m)
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Post by brokenface » August 27th, 2015, 9:08 pm

Theme#11: 1930s Oscar Bait

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1. Cimarron (Ruggles, 1931)
2. The Story of Louis Pasteur (Dieterle, 1936)
3. In Old Chicago (King, 1937)
4. The Good Earth (Franklin, 1937)
5. Cavalcade (Lloyd, 1933)

Wanted to finally watch two of the last three best picture winners I hadn't seen, and tagged on some other films from the era that were big Oscar successes. A very dispiriting batch, not a good one amongst them. Now there's only The Love Parade left to finish the oscar set and The Good Earth gets me platinum on 1930s IMDB list, so at least some progress is made!
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Theme#1: Giallo beyond Argento
1. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1971) 8/10
2. La vittima designata / The Designated Victim (Maurizio Lucidi, 1971) 6/10
3. Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh / The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh / Blade of the Ripper (Sergio Martino, 1972) 7/10
4. Le orme / Footprints (Luigi Bazzoni & Mario Fanelli, 1975) 7/10
5. La casa dalle finestre che ridono / The House with the Laughing Windows (Pupi Avati, 1976) 8/10

Theme#2: Nuclear warning
1. On the Beach (Kramer, 1959)
2. When the Wind Blows (Murakami, 1986)
3. Miracle Mile (De Jarnatt, 1988)
4. The Day After (Meyer, 1983)
5. Testament (Littman, 1983)

Theme#3: 80s Fantasy
1. The Dark Crystal (Henson, 1982)
2. Conan the Barbarian (Milius, 1982)
3. The NeverEnding Story (Petersen, 1984)
4. Legend (Scott, 1985)
5. Labyrinth (Henson, 1986)

Theme#4: Blaxploitation
1. Super Fly (Parks Jr, 1972)
2. Across 110th Street (Shear, 1972)
3. The Mack (Campus, 1973)
4. Black Caesar (Cohen, 1973)
5. Foxy Brown (Hill, 1974)

Theme#5: American New Wave & 70s Women
1. Girlfriends (Weill, 1978)
2. Norma Rae (Ritt, 1979)
3. An Unmarried Woman (Mazursky, 1978)
4. Diary of a Mad Housewife (Perry, 1970)
5. Looking for Mr Goodbar (Brooks, 1978)

Theme#6: Circus
1. The Greatest Show on Earth (DeMille, 1952)
2. Man on a Tightrope (Kazan, 1953)
3. Laugh Clown Laugh (Brenon, 1928)
4. Trapeze (Reed, 1956)
5. Invincible (Herzog, 2001)

Theme#7: Spaghetti Beyond Leone
1. The Big Gundown (Sollima, 1966)
2. Day of Anger (Valerii, 1967)
3. Il mercenario (Corbucci, 1968)
4. Une corde, un Colt.../Cemetery Without Crosses (Hossein, 1968)
5. Face to Face (Sollima, 1967)

Theme#8: Pre-code
1. Safe in Hell (Wellman, 1931)
2. Three on a Match (LeRoy, 1932)
3. The Story of Temple Drake (Roberts, 1933)
4. I'm No Angel (Ruggles, 1933)
5. Lady Killer (Del Ruth, 1933)

Theme#9: Beyond
1. From Beyond (Gordon, 1986)
2. Beyond the Forest (Vidor, 1949)
3. The Beyond (Fulci, 1980)
4. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (Miller & Ogilvie, 1985)
5. Beyond the Black Rainbow (Cosmatos, 2010)

Theme#10: Early/Proto Giallo
1. The Evil Eye/The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Bava, 1963)
2. A Quiet Place in the Country (Petri, 1968)
3. Blood and Black Lace (Bava, 1964)
4. La donna del lago/The Possessed (Bazzoni & Rossellini, 1965)
5. Death Laid an Egg (Questi, 1968)

Theme#11: 1930s Oscar Bait
1. Cimarron (Ruggles, 1931)
2. The Story of Louis Pasteur (Dieterle, 1936)
3. In Old Chicago (King, 1937)
4. The Good Earth (Franklin, 1937)
5. Cavalcade (Lloyd, 1933)
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Post by brokenface » September 1st, 2015, 2:58 pm

Theme#12: 6th Generation Chinese Directors

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1. Shiqi sui de dan che / Beijing Bicycle (Xiaoshuai Wang, 2001)
2. Mang jing / Blind Shaft (Yang Li, 2003)
3. Fu cheng mi shi / Mystery (Ye Lou, 2012)
4. Dou niu / Cow (Hu Guan, 2009)
5. Guo nian hui jia / Seventeen Years (Yuan Zhang, 1999)

I'm not really sure how distinct the generations are when directors are grouped like this - I'm not even totally sure all these directors count though I found all of them mentioned as 6th gen somewhere. The main name from this generation is Jia Zhangke but I passed over him here as I've seen most of his (and not a huge fan).

Of the ones I watched, I would pick out Cow (thanks Monty for this tip) and Blind Shaft. Beijing Bicycle is also quite good, albeit a bit world-cinema-by-numbers. The other two didn't particularly click for me - Seventeen Years was low key to the point of indifference and Mystery seemed to load in too many ingredients which didn't quite mix.
WatchedShow
Theme#1: Giallo beyond Argento
1. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1971) 8/10
2. La vittima designata / The Designated Victim (Maurizio Lucidi, 1971) 6/10
3. Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh / The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh / Blade of the Ripper (Sergio Martino, 1972) 7/10
4. Le orme / Footprints (Luigi Bazzoni & Mario Fanelli, 1975) 7/10
5. La casa dalle finestre che ridono / The House with the Laughing Windows (Pupi Avati, 1976) 8/10

Theme#2: Nuclear warning
1. On the Beach (Kramer, 1959)
2. When the Wind Blows (Murakami, 1986)
3. Miracle Mile (De Jarnatt, 1988)
4. The Day After (Meyer, 1983)
5. Testament (Littman, 1983)

Theme#3: 80s Fantasy
1. The Dark Crystal (Henson, 1982)
2. Conan the Barbarian (Milius, 1982)
3. The NeverEnding Story (Petersen, 1984)
4. Legend (Scott, 1985)
5. Labyrinth (Henson, 1986)

Theme#4: Blaxploitation
1. Super Fly (Parks Jr, 1972)
2. Across 110th Street (Shear, 1972)
3. The Mack (Campus, 1973)
4. Black Caesar (Cohen, 1973)
5. Foxy Brown (Hill, 1974)

Theme#5: American New Wave & 70s Women
1. Girlfriends (Weill, 1978)
2. Norma Rae (Ritt, 1979)
3. An Unmarried Woman (Mazursky, 1978)
4. Diary of a Mad Housewife (Perry, 1970)
5. Looking for Mr Goodbar (Brooks, 1978)

Theme#6: Circus
1. The Greatest Show on Earth (DeMille, 1952)
2. Man on a Tightrope (Kazan, 1953)
3. Laugh Clown Laugh (Brenon, 1928)
4. Trapeze (Reed, 1956)
5. Invincible (Herzog, 2001)

Theme#7: Spaghetti Beyond Leone
1. The Big Gundown (Sollima, 1966)
2. Day of Anger (Valerii, 1967)
3. Il mercenario (Corbucci, 1968)
4. Une corde, un Colt.../Cemetery Without Crosses (Hossein, 1968)
5. Face to Face (Sollima, 1967)

Theme#8: Pre-code
1. Safe in Hell (Wellman, 1931)
2. Three on a Match (LeRoy, 1932)
3. The Story of Temple Drake (Roberts, 1933)
4. I'm No Angel (Ruggles, 1933)
5. Lady Killer (Del Ruth, 1933)

Theme#9: Beyond
1. From Beyond (Gordon, 1986)
2. Beyond the Forest (Vidor, 1949)
3. The Beyond (Fulci, 1980)
4. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (Miller & Ogilvie, 1985)
5. Beyond the Black Rainbow (Cosmatos, 2010)

Theme#10: Early/Proto Giallo
1. The Evil Eye/The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Bava, 1963)
2. A Quiet Place in the Country (Petri, 1968)
3. Blood and Black Lace (Bava, 1964)
4. La donna del lago/The Possessed (Bazzoni & Rossellini, 1965)
5. Death Laid an Egg (Questi, 1968)

Theme#11: 1930s Oscar Bait
1. Cimarron (Ruggles, 1931)
2. The Story of Louis Pasteur (Dieterle, 1936)
3. In Old Chicago (King, 1937)
4. The Good Earth (Franklin, 1937)
5. Cavalcade (Lloyd, 1933)

Theme#12: 6th Generation Chinese Directors
1. Shiqi sui de dan che / Beijing Bicycle (Xiaoshuai Wang, 2001)
2. Mang jing / Blind Shaft (Yang Li, 2003)
3. Fu cheng mi shi / Mystery (Ye Lou, 2012)
4. Dou niu / Cow (Hu Guan, 2009)
5. Guo nian hui jia / Seventeen Years (Yuan Zhang, 1999)

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Post by brokenface » September 4th, 2015, 8:58 pm

Theme#13: 70s Disaster Films

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1. Airport (Seaton, 1970)
2. The Cassandra Crossing (Cosmatos, 1976)
3. Two-Minute Warning (Peerce, 1976)
4. The Hindenburg (Wise, 1975)
5. Rollercoaster (Goldstone, 1977)

The Poseidon Adventure and Towering Inferno were two of my favourites as a kid. Despite their subject matter, these kind of films give me a weird nostalgic comfort and this was one of my first ideas as a theme for this challenge as I knew there was loads of entries in this particular subgenre I'd never seen.

One thing I didn't clock as a kid was the number of well-known and, generally, a bit washed-up actors who tend to feature in them. Amongst the batch I watched, I got Burt Lancaster *2, Sofia Loren, Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Ava Gardner, Alida Valli, Dean Martin, Van Heflin & Helen Hayes, amongst others. If you were a golden age Hollywood actor still going in the 70s, supporting role in a disaster flick was a must for the CV. Directors, though, tended to be second rate through and through. Probably no coincidence that the best of these was the one directed by Robert Wise, by far the most accomplished of the names.

The films here were actually quite a range - Airport with a more soap-opera style, The Hindenburg was more about the historical backdrop than the disaster itself, Two Minute Warning was part-70s cop thriller and Rollercoaster a cat-and-mouse type thriller. The Cassandra Crossing was the only one which really kept in the Poseidon/Inferno style of keeping the whole film mainly confined in one space & was properly gloomy in its scenario. Let down a bit by some clunkiness and datedness.

Rollercoaster was one made towards the end of disaster film peak and clearly they were starting to run out of scenarios - the directing and pacing of this one were weak, but it does win bizarro points for having Sparks performing at the theme park during the finale in one of the more unlikely film cameos.

Two Minute Warning had quite a potent scenario but lacked in execution. Black Sunday did the sports arena thing better and several films have done the rogue sniper thing much more effectively.

Airport was solid and entertaining, apparently the one to kick this whole genre off, even if actual disaster only makes up a fairly small part of the rather long runtime. I've got numerous candidates in mind for a return to this theme, including the sequels to Airport which look progressively more ridiculous ('77 looks like the ultimate - a plane being trapped underwater in the Bermuda triangle with Jack Lemmon and Jimmy Stewart on board :lol: )
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Theme#1: Giallo beyond Argento
1. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1971) 8/10
2. La vittima designata / The Designated Victim (Maurizio Lucidi, 1971) 6/10
3. Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh / The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh / Blade of the Ripper (Sergio Martino, 1972) 7/10
4. Le orme / Footprints (Luigi Bazzoni & Mario Fanelli, 1975) 7/10
5. La casa dalle finestre che ridono / The House with the Laughing Windows (Pupi Avati, 1976) 8/10

Theme#2: Nuclear warning
1. On the Beach (Kramer, 1959)
2. When the Wind Blows (Murakami, 1986)
3. Miracle Mile (De Jarnatt, 1988)
4. The Day After (Meyer, 1983)
5. Testament (Littman, 1983)

Theme#3: 80s Fantasy
1. The Dark Crystal (Henson, 1982)
2. Conan the Barbarian (Milius, 1982)
3. The NeverEnding Story (Petersen, 1984)
4. Legend (Scott, 1985)
5. Labyrinth (Henson, 1986)

Theme#4: Blaxploitation
1. Super Fly (Parks Jr, 1972)
2. Across 110th Street (Shear, 1972)
3. The Mack (Campus, 1973)
4. Black Caesar (Cohen, 1973)
5. Foxy Brown (Hill, 1974)

Theme#5: American New Wave & 70s Women
1. Girlfriends (Weill, 1978)
2. Norma Rae (Ritt, 1979)
3. An Unmarried Woman (Mazursky, 1978)
4. Diary of a Mad Housewife (Perry, 1970)
5. Looking for Mr Goodbar (Brooks, 1978)

Theme#6: Circus
1. The Greatest Show on Earth (DeMille, 1952)
2. Man on a Tightrope (Kazan, 1953)
3. Laugh Clown Laugh (Brenon, 1928)
4. Trapeze (Reed, 1956)
5. Invincible (Herzog, 2001)

Theme#7: Spaghetti Beyond Leone
1. The Big Gundown (Sollima, 1966)
2. Day of Anger (Valerii, 1967)
3. Il mercenario (Corbucci, 1968)
4. Une corde, un Colt.../Cemetery Without Crosses (Hossein, 1968)
5. Face to Face (Sollima, 1967)

Theme#8: Pre-code
1. Safe in Hell (Wellman, 1931)
2. Three on a Match (LeRoy, 1932)
3. The Story of Temple Drake (Roberts, 1933)
4. I'm No Angel (Ruggles, 1933)
5. Lady Killer (Del Ruth, 1933)

Theme#9: Beyond
1. From Beyond (Gordon, 1986)
2. Beyond the Forest (Vidor, 1949)
3. The Beyond (Fulci, 1980)
4. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (Miller & Ogilvie, 1985)
5. Beyond the Black Rainbow (Cosmatos, 2010)

Theme#10: Early/Proto Giallo
1. The Evil Eye/The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Bava, 1963)
2. A Quiet Place in the Country (Petri, 1968)
3. Blood and Black Lace (Bava, 1964)
4. La donna del lago/The Possessed (Bazzoni & Rossellini, 1965)
5. Death Laid an Egg (Questi, 1968)

Theme#11: 1930s Oscar Bait
1. Cimarron (Ruggles, 1931)
2. The Story of Louis Pasteur (Dieterle, 1936)
3. In Old Chicago (King, 1937)
4. The Good Earth (Franklin, 1937)
5. Cavalcade (Lloyd, 1933)

Theme#12: 6th Generation Chinese Directors
1. Shiqi sui de dan che / Beijing Bicycle (Xiaoshuai Wang, 2001)
2. Mang jing / Blind Shaft (Yang Li, 2003)
3. Fu cheng mi shi / Mystery (Ye Lou, 2012)
4. Dou niu / Cow (Hu Guan, 2009)
5. Guo nian hui jia / Seventeen Years (Yuan Zhang, 1999)

Theme#13: 70s Disaster Films
1. Airport (Seaton, 1970)
2. The Cassandra Crossing (Cosmatos, 1976)
3. Two-Minute Warning (Peerce, 1976)
4. The Hindenburg (Wise, 1975)
5. Rollercoaster (Goldstone, 1977)
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Post by HVM » September 8th, 2015, 4:57 pm

III. Czech and Slovak film adaptations of Russian literary classics

1. Kreutzerova sonáta/The Kreutzer Sonata (Tolstoy) (Machatý, 1926) 7/10
2. Revizor/The Inspector General (Gogol) (Frič, 1933) 7/10
3. Krotká/A Gentle Creature (Dostoyevsky) (Barabáš, 1967) 7/10
4. Balada o siedmich obesených/The Seven Who Were Hanged (Andreyev) (Hollý Jr., 1968) 6.5/10
5. Návrat idiota/The Idiot (Dostoyevsky) (Gedeon, 1999) 7/10
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I. Professional female companions in Japan (as seen through the lenses of Mizoguchi and Naruse)

1. Akasen chitai aka Street of Shame (Mizoguchi, 1956) 7/10
2. Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki aka When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (Naruse, 1960) 7/10
3. Gion no shimai aka Gion Festival Music (Mizoguchi, 1936) 6.5/10
4. Bangiku aka Late Chrysanthemums (Naruse, 1954) 7/10
5. Gion bayashi aka A Geisha (Mizoguchi, 1953) 7/10

II. Combat sports (boxing, amateur wrestling)

1. Body and Soul (Rossen, 1947) 7/10
2. The Set-Up (Wise, 1949) 7/10
3. Night and the City (Dassin, 1950) 7/10
4. Somebody Up There Likes Me (Wise, 1956) 7/10
5. Killer's Kiss (Kubrick, 1955) 6/10

III. Czech and Slovak film adaptations of Russian literary classics

1. Kreutzerova sonáta/The Kreutzer Sonata (Tolstoy) (Machatý, 1926) 7/10
2. Revizor/The Inspector General (Gogol) (Frič, 1933) 7/10
3. Krotká/A Gentle Creature (Dostoyevsky) (Barabáš, 1967) 7/10
4. Balada o siedmich obesených/The Seven Who Were Hanged (Andreyev) (Hollý Jr., 1968) 6.5/10
5. Návrat idiota/The Idiot (Dostoyevsky) (Gedeon, 1999) 7/10
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Post by 3eyes » September 8th, 2015, 9:49 pm

HVM on Sep 8 2015, 10:57:48 AM wrote:III. Czech and Slovak film adaptations of Russian literary classics

1. Kreutzerova sonáta/The Kreutzer Sonata (Tolstoy) (Machatý, 1926) 7/10
2. Revizor/The Inspector General (Gogol) (Frič, 1933) 7/10
3. Krotká/A Gentle Creature (Dostoyevsky) (Barabáš, 1967) 7/10
4. Balada o siedmich obesených/The Seven Who Were Hanged (Andreyev) (Hollý Jr., 1968) 6.5/10
5. Návrat idiota/The Idiot (Dostoyevsky) (Gedeon, 1999) 7/10
Spoiler: click to toggleShow
I. Professional female companions in Japan (as seen through the lenses of Mizoguchi and Naruse)

1. Akasen chitai aka Street of Shame (Mizoguchi, 1956) 7/10
2. Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki aka When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (Naruse, 1960) 7/10
3. Gion no shimai aka Gion Festival Music (Mizoguchi, 1936) 6.5/10
4. Bangiku aka Late Chrysanthemums (Naruse, 1954) 7/10
5. Gion bayashi aka A Geisha (Mizoguchi, 1953) 7/10

II. Combat sports (boxing, amateur wrestling)

1. Body and Soul (Rossen, 1947) 7/10
2. The Set-Up (Wise, 1949) 7/10
3. Night and the City (Dassin, 1950) 7/10
4. Somebody Up There Likes Me (Wise, 1956) 7/10
5. Killer's Kiss (Kubrick, 1955) 6/10

III. Czech and Slovak film adaptations of Russian literary classics

1. Kreutzerova sonáta/The Kreutzer Sonata (Tolstoy) (Machatý, 1926) 7/10
2. Revizor/The Inspector General (Gogol) (Frič, 1933) 7/10
3. Krotká/A Gentle Creature (Dostoyevsky) (Barabáš, 1967) 7/10
4. Balada o siedmich obesených/The Seven Who Were Hanged (Andreyev) (Hollý Jr., 1968) 6.5/10
5. Návrat idiota/The Idiot (Dostoyevsky) (Gedeon, 1999) 7/10
What a great theme, HVM!
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Post by HVM » September 8th, 2015, 10:14 pm

3eyes on Sep 8 2015, 03:49:16 PM wrote:
HVM on Sep 8 2015, 10:57:48 AM wrote:III. Czech and Slovak film adaptations of Russian literary classics

1. Kreutzerova sonáta/The Kreutzer Sonata (Tolstoy) (Machatý, 1926) 7/10
2. Revizor/The Inspector General (Gogol) (Frič, 1933) 7/10
3. Krotká/A Gentle Creature (Dostoyevsky) (Barabáš, 1967) 7/10
4. Balada o siedmich obesených/The Seven Who Were Hanged (Andreyev) (Hollý Jr., 1968) 6.5/10
5. Návrat idiota/The Idiot (Dostoyevsky) (Gedeon, 1999) 7/10
Spoiler: click to toggleShow
I. Professional female companions in Japan (as seen through the lenses of Mizoguchi and Naruse)

1. Akasen chitai aka Street of Shame (Mizoguchi, 1956) 7/10
2. Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki aka When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (Naruse, 1960) 7/10
3. Gion no shimai aka Gion Festival Music (Mizoguchi, 1936) 6.5/10
4. Bangiku aka Late Chrysanthemums (Naruse, 1954) 7/10
5. Gion bayashi aka A Geisha (Mizoguchi, 1953) 7/10

II. Combat sports (boxing, amateur wrestling)

1. Body and Soul (Rossen, 1947) 7/10
2. The Set-Up (Wise, 1949) 7/10
3. Night and the City (Dassin, 1950) 7/10
4. Somebody Up There Likes Me (Wise, 1956) 7/10
5. Killer's Kiss (Kubrick, 1955) 6/10

III. Czech and Slovak film adaptations of Russian literary classics

1. Kreutzerova sonáta/The Kreutzer Sonata (Tolstoy) (Machatý, 1926) 7/10
2. Revizor/The Inspector General (Gogol) (Frič, 1933) 7/10
3. Krotká/A Gentle Creature (Dostoyevsky) (Barabáš, 1967) 7/10
4. Balada o siedmich obesených/The Seven Who Were Hanged (Andreyev) (Hollý Jr., 1968) 6.5/10
5. Návrat idiota/The Idiot (Dostoyevsky) (Gedeon, 1999) 7/10
What a great theme, HVM!
And it just presented itself. Well, I guess it was bound to happen considering the might of Russian literature.
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Post by brokenface » September 9th, 2015, 9:40 pm

Theme#14: Australian New Wave

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1. Newsfront (Noyce, 1978)
2. The Plumber (Weir, 1979)
3. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (Schepisi, 1978)
4. The Year My Voice Broke (Duigan, 1987)
5. Long Weekend (Eggleston, 1978)

A pretty strong set of films. Beyond the fairly nebulous 'Australian new wave' label, there are certain thematic similarities with these films - in particular, significance of landscape and class distinctions (the latter showing the British legacy in Australia!) were each prominent in several. Newsfront was the disappointment for me, bit too much nostalgia for something that doesn't really ring nostalgic for me.

The Plumber and Long Weekend impressed me the most in making a lot from small cast & building atmosphere and menace carefully & subtly. No surprise from Peter Weir who is the big name of this group and made two of my favourites around the same time (Hanging Rock & Last Wave), this one is a smaller film, made for TV, but effective. Long Weekend I'd hardly heard of before & the director is an unknown, so was a very pleasant surprise.

Jimmy Blacksmith was packed a fair punch, an angry & difficult film. The Year My Voice Broke was fairly typical coming-of-age fare, nice enough but probably needed to watch it younger to appreciate more.

edkrak - I would recommend Long Weekend for your Ozploitation theme if you need any ideas. And for anyone else, I've decided it would make a wonderful hell-is-other-people-on-holiday double bill with Nuts in May (don't get me wrong, it's very different in style - horror/psychological thriller rather than comedy but they would complement each other just nicely).
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Theme#1: Giallo beyond Argento
1. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1971) 8/10
2. La vittima designata / The Designated Victim (Maurizio Lucidi, 1971) 6/10
3. Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh / The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh / Blade of the Ripper (Sergio Martino, 1972) 7/10
4. Le orme / Footprints (Luigi Bazzoni & Mario Fanelli, 1975) 7/10
5. La casa dalle finestre che ridono / The House with the Laughing Windows (Pupi Avati, 1976) 8/10

Theme#2: Nuclear warning
1. On the Beach (Kramer, 1959)
2. When the Wind Blows (Murakami, 1986)
3. Miracle Mile (De Jarnatt, 1988)
4. The Day After (Meyer, 1983)
5. Testament (Littman, 1983)

Theme#3: 80s Fantasy
1. The Dark Crystal (Henson, 1982)
2. Conan the Barbarian (Milius, 1982)
3. The NeverEnding Story (Petersen, 1984)
4. Legend (Scott, 1985)
5. Labyrinth (Henson, 1986)

Theme#4: Blaxploitation
1. Super Fly (Parks Jr, 1972)
2. Across 110th Street (Shear, 1972)
3. The Mack (Campus, 1973)
4. Black Caesar (Cohen, 1973)
5. Foxy Brown (Hill, 1974)

Theme#5: American New Wave & 70s Women
1. Girlfriends (Weill, 1978)
2. Norma Rae (Ritt, 1979)
3. An Unmarried Woman (Mazursky, 1978)
4. Diary of a Mad Housewife (Perry, 1970)
5. Looking for Mr Goodbar (Brooks, 1978)

Theme#6: Circus
1. The Greatest Show on Earth (DeMille, 1952)
2. Man on a Tightrope (Kazan, 1953)
3. Laugh Clown Laugh (Brenon, 1928)
4. Trapeze (Reed, 1956)
5. Invincible (Herzog, 2001)

Theme#7: Spaghetti Beyond Leone
1. The Big Gundown (Sollima, 1966)
2. Day of Anger (Valerii, 1967)
3. Il mercenario (Corbucci, 1968)
4. Une corde, un Colt.../Cemetery Without Crosses (Hossein, 1968)
5. Face to Face (Sollima, 1967)

Theme#8: Pre-code
1. Safe in Hell (Wellman, 1931)
2. Three on a Match (LeRoy, 1932)
3. The Story of Temple Drake (Roberts, 1933)
4. I'm No Angel (Ruggles, 1933)
5. Lady Killer (Del Ruth, 1933)

Theme#9: Beyond
1. From Beyond (Gordon, 1986)
2. Beyond the Forest (Vidor, 1949)
3. The Beyond (Fulci, 1980)
4. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (Miller & Ogilvie, 1985)
5. Beyond the Black Rainbow (Cosmatos, 2010)

Theme#10: Early/Proto Giallo
1. The Evil Eye/The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Bava, 1963)
2. A Quiet Place in the Country (Petri, 1968)
3. Blood and Black Lace (Bava, 1964)
4. La donna del lago/The Possessed (Bazzoni & Rossellini, 1965)
5. Death Laid an Egg (Questi, 1968)

Theme#11: 1930s Oscar Bait
1. Cimarron (Ruggles, 1931)
2. The Story of Louis Pasteur (Dieterle, 1936)
3. In Old Chicago (King, 1937)
4. The Good Earth (Franklin, 1937)
5. Cavalcade (Lloyd, 1933)

Theme#12: 6th Generation Chinese Directors
1. Shiqi sui de dan che / Beijing Bicycle (Xiaoshuai Wang, 2001)
2. Mang jing / Blind Shaft (Yang Li, 2003)
3. Fu cheng mi shi / Mystery (Ye Lou, 2012)
4. Dou niu / Cow (Hu Guan, 2009)
5. Guo nian hui jia / Seventeen Years (Yuan Zhang, 1999)

Theme#13: 70s Disaster Films
1. Airport (Seaton, 1970)
2. The Cassandra Crossing (Cosmatos, 1976)
3. Two-Minute Warning (Peerce, 1976)
4. The Hindenburg (Wise, 1975)
5. Rollercoaster (Goldstone, 1977)

Theme#14: Australian New Wave
1. Newsfront (Noyce, 1978)
2. The Plumber (Weir, 1979)
3. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (Schepisi, 1978)
4. The Year My Voice Broke (Duigan, 1987)
5. Long Weekend (Eggleston, 1978)
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Post by 3eyes » September 10th, 2015, 2:50 am

Theme VIII. Don Quixote
1. El Quijote de Miguel de Cervantes (Spain 1991, 310m, 5 episodes)
2. Don Quichotte (Fr 1933, Pabst)
3. Don Kikhot (USSR 1957, Kozintsev)
4. Monsignor Quixote (UK 1987)
5. Donkey Xote (Spain 2007)

I started with the miniseries, which covers the first half of the book and stars Fernando Rey. It got tedious, one futile adventure after another, though it developed some sort of arc in the last 2 episodes. Most of the other versions draw from the second half as well.

The Pabst version is a sort of a musical; Quixote is played by Feodor Chaliapin Sr, who created the title role in Massenet's opera.

The Soviet version has Don Quixote as a yurodivy, Sancho Panza as a man of the people / wise peasant; naturally the social justice theme was stronger than in any of the others.

Monsignor Quixote, based on Graham Greene's novel, is an updating set in Spain after Franco's death. with Alec Guinness as a village priest who is descended from DQ - also a bit of a yurodivy - and Leo McKern as his friend Sancho, a communist. They go on a road trip in an ancient car and have lots of discussions about religion and politics.

Donkey Xote is a family-friendly Spanish animated version from the donkey's point of view.

The Soviet version was my favorite, followed by the British one.

I downloaded the Spanish-language Orson Welles version from KG, but the promised English subs failed to materialize on my VLC player and I draw the line at watching the dubbed version.

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I. Fiction films about famous writers
1. Wilde (UK 97) - REWATCH
2. Christopher and his kind (UK 11) - Christopher Isherwood
3. The great McGonagall (UK 74) - William Topaz McGonagall
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4. Flores raras / Reaching for the moon (Brazil 13) - Elizabeth Bishop
5. Byron (UK 03)
6. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (34) - Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning
7. Violette (Fr 13) - Violette Leduc, Simone de Beauvoir
8. Mein Herz - Niemandem! / My heart is mine alone (Ger 97) - Else Lasker-Schüler and Gottfried Benn
9. The invisible woman (UK 13) - Dickens
10. Les soeurs Brontë / The Brontë Sisters (Fr 79)
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II. World war I (21st-century films)
1. Testament of youth (UK 2015)
2. Great War Diaries (Internat’l, 2014, 411m)
3. La France (Fr 2007)
4. The Wipers Times (UK 2013)
5. Ararat (Canada 02)
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III. Pre-revolutionary Iran
1. Shab-neshini dar jahannam/A party in hell (Iran 58)
2. Mossafer/The traveler (Iran 74)
3. Tangsir/Tight spot (Iran 74)
4. Saz Dahani / Harmonica (Iran 74)
5. Mogholha / The Mongols (Iran 73) [Rewatch]
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IV. Conscientious objectors
1. Age of Innocence / Ragtime Summer (Canada 77) - WW I
2. Tu ne tueras point/Thou shalt not kill (Fr / It /Yugo 61) - Algerian War
3. The Conscientious Objector (04) - WW II
4. Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (13) - Vietnam War
5. Jehovah's Witnesses Stand Firm Against Nazi Assault (96) - WW II

V. Hollywood musicals from WWII
1. Up in arms (44)
2. Cairo (42)
3. Road to Morocco (42)
4. Stage door canteen (43) - rewatch
5. Yankee Doodle Dandy (42)

VI. George Sand
1. Red Wing (2013) - based on Sand’s novel François le champi
2. A song to remember (45) - rewatch
3. George qui? (Fr 73)
4. La note bleu (Fr 91)
5. Mauprat (Fr 26) - based on Sand’s novel of the same name

VII. World War I – Contemporaneous (1910s):
1. The life story of David Lloyd George (UK 1918)
2. Hearts of the world (1918)
3. J’Accuse! (Fr 19) - rewatch
4. Ikarus, der fliegende Mensch (Ger 1918)
5. Shorts (a&b are comedies, c is documentary):
a. La paura degli aeromobili nemici /The Fear of Zeppelins (It 1915, 17m)
b. Paris pendant la guerre (Fr 1916, 31m)
c. Fighting the War (1916, 23m)

VIII. Don Quixote
1. El Quijote de Miguel de Cervantes (Spain 1991, 310m)
2. Don Quichotte (Fr 1933)
3. Don Kikhot (USSR 1957)
4. Monsignor Quixote (UK 1987)
5. Donkey Xote (Spain 2007)
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Post by HVM » September 10th, 2015, 12:49 pm

You found a nice theme there yourself, 3eyes!
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Post by brokenface » September 13th, 2015, 9:31 pm

Theme#15: 80s Slashers

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1. Sleepaway Camp (Hiltzik, 1983)
2. The Stepfather (Ruben, 1987)
3. The Prowler (Zito, 1981)
4. Child's Play (Holland, 1988)
5. Intruder (Spiegel, 1989)

Digging into another horror subgenre, the two standouts here were The Stepfather and Intruder. Intruder is kinda Sam Raimi, early Peter Jackson & Kevin Smith in a blender. Nothing incredible but fun and impressive for its budget. Stepfather is far more a thriller than slasher, but I didn't know that till after watching - it has a simple concept but does well by it, I'd put it in same bracket as The Hitcher which comes from similar time.

Child's Play is a fun enough, can see why Chucky is an iconic character in horror, but there's a fair amount of filler. Sleepaway Camp and The Prowler are the more standard teens getting picked off one-by-one - Sleepaway does have a striking ending going for it, didn't really see the greatness of The Prowler (sorry, horror mafia!).
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Theme#1: Giallo beyond Argento
1. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1971) 8/10
2. La vittima designata / The Designated Victim (Maurizio Lucidi, 1971) 6/10
3. Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh / The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh / Blade of the Ripper (Sergio Martino, 1972) 7/10
4. Le orme / Footprints (Luigi Bazzoni & Mario Fanelli, 1975) 7/10
5. La casa dalle finestre che ridono / The House with the Laughing Windows (Pupi Avati, 1976) 8/10

Theme#2: Nuclear warning
1. On the Beach (Kramer, 1959)
2. When the Wind Blows (Murakami, 1986)
3. Miracle Mile (De Jarnatt, 1988)
4. The Day After (Meyer, 1983)
5. Testament (Littman, 1983)

Theme#3: 80s Fantasy
1. The Dark Crystal (Henson, 1982)
2. Conan the Barbarian (Milius, 1982)
3. The NeverEnding Story (Petersen, 1984)
4. Legend (Scott, 1985)
5. Labyrinth (Henson, 1986)

Theme#4: Blaxploitation
1. Super Fly (Parks Jr, 1972)
2. Across 110th Street (Shear, 1972)
3. The Mack (Campus, 1973)
4. Black Caesar (Cohen, 1973)
5. Foxy Brown (Hill, 1974)

Theme#5: American New Wave & 70s Women
1. Girlfriends (Weill, 1978)
2. Norma Rae (Ritt, 1979)
3. An Unmarried Woman (Mazursky, 1978)
4. Diary of a Mad Housewife (Perry, 1970)
5. Looking for Mr Goodbar (Brooks, 1978)

Theme#6: Circus
1. The Greatest Show on Earth (DeMille, 1952)
2. Man on a Tightrope (Kazan, 1953)
3. Laugh Clown Laugh (Brenon, 1928)
4. Trapeze (Reed, 1956)
5. Invincible (Herzog, 2001)

Theme#7: Spaghetti Beyond Leone
1. The Big Gundown (Sollima, 1966)
2. Day of Anger (Valerii, 1967)
3. Il mercenario (Corbucci, 1968)
4. Une corde, un Colt.../Cemetery Without Crosses (Hossein, 1968)
5. Face to Face (Sollima, 1967)

Theme#8: Pre-code
1. Safe in Hell (Wellman, 1931)
2. Three on a Match (LeRoy, 1932)
3. The Story of Temple Drake (Roberts, 1933)
4. I'm No Angel (Ruggles, 1933)
5. Lady Killer (Del Ruth, 1933)

Theme#9: Beyond
1. From Beyond (Gordon, 1986)
2. Beyond the Forest (Vidor, 1949)
3. The Beyond (Fulci, 1980)
4. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (Miller & Ogilvie, 1985)
5. Beyond the Black Rainbow (Cosmatos, 2010)

Theme#10: Early/Proto Giallo
1. The Evil Eye/The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Bava, 1963)
2. A Quiet Place in the Country (Petri, 1968)
3. Blood and Black Lace (Bava, 1964)
4. La donna del lago/The Possessed (Bazzoni & Rossellini, 1965)
5. Death Laid an Egg (Questi, 1968)

Theme#11: 1930s Oscar Bait
1. Cimarron (Ruggles, 1931)
2. The Story of Louis Pasteur (Dieterle, 1936)
3. In Old Chicago (King, 1937)
4. The Good Earth (Franklin, 1937)
5. Cavalcade (Lloyd, 1933)

Theme#12: 6th Generation Chinese Directors
1. Shiqi sui de dan che / Beijing Bicycle (Xiaoshuai Wang, 2001)
2. Mang jing / Blind Shaft (Yang Li, 2003)
3. Fu cheng mi shi / Mystery (Ye Lou, 2012)
4. Dou niu / Cow (Hu Guan, 2009)
5. Guo nian hui jia / Seventeen Years (Yuan Zhang, 1999)

Theme#13: 70s Disaster Films
1. Airport (Seaton, 1970)
2. The Cassandra Crossing (Cosmatos, 1976)
3. Two-Minute Warning (Peerce, 1976)
4. The Hindenburg (Wise, 1975)
5. Rollercoaster (Goldstone, 1977)

Theme#14: Australian New Wave
1. Newsfront (Noyce, 1978)
2. The Plumber (Weir, 1979)
3. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (Schepisi, 1978)
4. The Year My Voice Broke (Duigan, 1987)
5. Long Weekend (Eggleston, 1978)

Theme#15: 80s Slashers
1. Sleepaway Camp (Hiltzik, 1983)
2. The Stepfather (Ruben, 1987)
3. The Prowler (Zito, 1981)
4. Child's Play (Holland, 1988)
5. Intruder (Spiegel, 1989)
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Post by brokenface » September 20th, 2015, 5:39 pm

Theme#16: Space Exploration

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1. Robinson Crusoe on Mars (Haskin, 1964) 6/10
2. Countdown (Altman, 1967) 5/10
3. The Black Hole (Nelson, 1979) 4/10
4. 2010: The Year We Make Contact (Hyams, 1984) 7/10
5. Mission to Mars (De Palma, 2000) 6/10

Who doesn't like space? Bit of a mixed bunch here. Robinson Crusoe seems more akin to the earlier 50s sci-fi B movie type. It's alright for what it is but longer than it needs to be. Countdown is a disappointingly dull film made at peak of space race, maybe a rush job to cash in on all that and doesn't feel like an Altman film at all. The Black Hole also feels like a cash in, trying to get in on Star Wars success. Crappy directing and bad acting by usually decent actors, though the fault ultimately may be the writing. Either way, not good!

The final two were both riffs on the grandaddy of space films. The sequel was the best of these films but clearly suffers in comparison with the original and it doesn't help itself on that front by having so many bits of rehashing that keep reminding you how much better this has been done already. Still, it has a sense of the wonder and awe of big scale sci-fi. Mission to Mars is very slickly shot as you'd expect from De Palma but is let down by the script & plotting, and the unoriginality of its 2001-lite finale.

I may well go see The Martian soon which should make a nice addendum to this theme.

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Theme#1: Giallo beyond Argento
1. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1971) 8/10
2. La vittima designata / The Designated Victim (Maurizio Lucidi, 1971) 6/10
3. Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh / The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh / Blade of the Ripper (Sergio Martino, 1972) 7/10
4. Le orme / Footprints (Luigi Bazzoni & Mario Fanelli, 1975) 7/10
5. La casa dalle finestre che ridono / The House with the Laughing Windows (Pupi Avati, 1976) 8/10

Theme#2: Nuclear warning
1. On the Beach (Kramer, 1959)
2. When the Wind Blows (Murakami, 1986)
3. Miracle Mile (De Jarnatt, 1988)
4. The Day After (Meyer, 1983)
5. Testament (Littman, 1983)

Theme#3: 80s Fantasy
1. The Dark Crystal (Henson, 1982)
2. Conan the Barbarian (Milius, 1982)
3. The NeverEnding Story (Petersen, 1984)
4. Legend (Scott, 1985)
5. Labyrinth (Henson, 1986)

Theme#4: Blaxploitation
1. Super Fly (Parks Jr, 1972)
2. Across 110th Street (Shear, 1972)
3. The Mack (Campus, 1973)
4. Black Caesar (Cohen, 1973)
5. Foxy Brown (Hill, 1974)

Theme#5: American New Wave & 70s Women
1. Girlfriends (Weill, 1978)
2. Norma Rae (Ritt, 1979)
3. An Unmarried Woman (Mazursky, 1978)
4. Diary of a Mad Housewife (Perry, 1970)
5. Looking for Mr Goodbar (Brooks, 1978)

Theme#6: Circus
1. The Greatest Show on Earth (DeMille, 1952)
2. Man on a Tightrope (Kazan, 1953)
3. Laugh Clown Laugh (Brenon, 1928)
4. Trapeze (Reed, 1956)
5. Invincible (Herzog, 2001)

Theme#7: Spaghetti Beyond Leone
1. The Big Gundown (Sollima, 1966)
2. Day of Anger (Valerii, 1967)
3. Il mercenario (Corbucci, 1968)
4. Une corde, un Colt.../Cemetery Without Crosses (Hossein, 1968)
5. Face to Face (Sollima, 1967)

Theme#8: Pre-code
1. Safe in Hell (Wellman, 1931)
2. Three on a Match (LeRoy, 1932)
3. The Story of Temple Drake (Roberts, 1933)
4. I'm No Angel (Ruggles, 1933)
5. Lady Killer (Del Ruth, 1933)

Theme#9: Beyond
1. From Beyond (Gordon, 1986)
2. Beyond the Forest (Vidor, 1949)
3. The Beyond (Fulci, 1980)
4. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (Miller & Ogilvie, 1985)
5. Beyond the Black Rainbow (Cosmatos, 2010)

Theme#10: Early/Proto Giallo
1. The Evil Eye/The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Bava, 1963)
2. A Quiet Place in the Country (Petri, 1968)
3. Blood and Black Lace (Bava, 1964)
4. La donna del lago/The Possessed (Bazzoni & Rossellini, 1965)
5. Death Laid an Egg (Questi, 1968)

Theme#11: 1930s Oscar Bait
1. Cimarron (Ruggles, 1931)
2. The Story of Louis Pasteur (Dieterle, 1936)
3. In Old Chicago (King, 1937)
4. The Good Earth (Franklin, 1937)
5. Cavalcade (Lloyd, 1933)

Theme#12: 6th Generation Chinese Directors
1. Shiqi sui de dan che / Beijing Bicycle (Xiaoshuai Wang, 2001)
2. Mang jing / Blind Shaft (Yang Li, 2003)
3. Fu cheng mi shi / Mystery (Ye Lou, 2012)
4. Dou niu / Cow (Hu Guan, 2009)
5. Guo nian hui jia / Seventeen Years (Yuan Zhang, 1999)

Theme#13: 70s Disaster Films
1. Airport (Seaton, 1970)
2. The Cassandra Crossing (Cosmatos, 1976)
3. Two-Minute Warning (Peerce, 1976)
4. The Hindenburg (Wise, 1975)
5. Rollercoaster (Goldstone, 1977)

Theme#14: Australian New Wave
1. Newsfront (Noyce, 1978)
2. The Plumber (Weir, 1979)
3. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (Schepisi, 1978)
4. The Year My Voice Broke (Duigan, 1987)
5. Long Weekend (Eggleston, 1978)

Theme#15: 80s Slashers
1. Sleepaway Camp (Hiltzik, 1983)
2. The Stepfather (Ruben, 1987)
3. The Prowler (Zito, 1981)
4. Child's Play (Holland, 1988)
5. Intruder (Spiegel, 1989)

Theme#16: Space Exploration
1. Robinson Crusoe on Mars (Haskin, 1964) 6/10
2. Countdown (Altman, 1967) 5/10
3. The Black Hole (Nelson, 1979) 4/10
4. 2010: The Year We Make Contact (Hyams, 1984) 7/10
5. Mission to Mars (De Palma, 2000) 6/10

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Post by Kowry » September 29th, 2015, 8:09 pm

Theme #1: Chase Thrillers
1. The Warriors (1979)
2. The Hitcher (1968)
3. The Naked Prey (1965)
4. The Gauntlet (1977)
5. The French Connection (1971)


Okay, so it took my ages to finish my first theme, but here we go. The Naked Prey had pretty nice photography of African wildlife, otherwise it was a bit average. Not exactly subtle in its themes and the way it portrayed Africa and Africans was, shall we say, old-fashioned. The Gauntlet was pretty silly but enjoyable Eastwood action pic. The French Connection was obviously a huge hole in my cinematic knowledge, glad I finally saw it. Very solid action film, and a bit different than I thought.

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Post by 3eyes » September 29th, 2015, 10:50 pm

Congrats, Kowry! The French Connection is the only one I've seen, I think.
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Post by HVM » September 30th, 2015, 2:54 pm

IV. Czech directors in exile

1. Taking Off (Forman, 1971) 7/10
2. Die Verwandlung (Němec, 1975) 6/10
3. Jealousy (Machatý, 1945) 6/10
4. Pickup (Haas, 1951) 7/10
5. Cutter's Way (Passer, 1981) 8/10
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I. Professional female companions in Japan (as seen through the lenses of Mizoguchi and Naruse)

1. Akasen chitai aka Street of Shame (Mizoguchi, 1956) 7/10
2. Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki aka When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (Naruse, 1960) 7/10
3. Gion no shimai aka Gion Festival Music (Mizoguchi, 1936) 6.5/10
4. Bangiku aka Late Chrysanthemums (Naruse, 1954) 7/10
5. Gion bayashi aka A Geisha (Mizoguchi, 1953) 7/10

II. Combat sports (boxing, amateur wrestling)

1. Body and Soul (Rossen, 1947) 7/10
2. The Set-Up (Wise, 1949) 7/10
3. Night and the City (Dassin, 1950) 7/10
4. Somebody Up There Likes Me (Wise, 1956) 7/10
5. Killer's Kiss (Kubrick, 1955) 6/10

III. Czech and Slovak film adaptations of Russian literary classics

1. Kreutzerova sonáta/The Kreutzer Sonata (Tolstoy) (Machatý, 1926) 7/10
2. Revizor/The Inspector General (Gogol) (Frič, 1933) 7/10
3. Krotká/A Gentle Creature (Dostoyevsky) (Barabáš, 1967) 7/10
4. Balada o siedmich obesených/The Seven Who Were Hanged (Andreyev) (Hollý Jr., 1968) 6.5/10
5. Návrat idiota/The Idiot (Dostoyevsky) (Gedeon, 1999) 7/10

IV. Czech directors in exile

1. Taking Off (Forman, 1971) 7/10
2. Die Verwandlung (Němec, 1975) 6/10
3. Jealousy (Machatý, 1945) 6/10
4. Pickup (Haas, 1951) 7/10
5. Cutter's Way (Passer, 1981) 8/10
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Post by brokenface » September 30th, 2015, 6:24 pm

Nice one. Cutter's Way and Taking Off are two favourites of mine

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Post by HVM » September 30th, 2015, 8:36 pm

brokenface on Sep 30 2015, 12:24:57 PM wrote:Nice one. Cutter's Way and Taking Off are two favourites of mine
I loved how Forman managed to succesfully reuse his debut, Konkurs (1963), in Taking Off. Some scenes were remade shot-by-shot. YT And he himself as well as Passer were very good at capturing the early 70's American zeitgeist, IMO. Cutter's Way... a bit unsettling... John Heard was awesome, the rest of the cast as well and the music... I don't usually care for music in films but here it just clicked with me. Jack Nitzsche :thumbsup: And there's a topic @IMDb about the (percieved) similarities between CW and Big Lebowski. Fun read!
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Post by 3eyes » September 30th, 2015, 8:40 pm

another ingenious set.
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Post by brokenface » September 30th, 2015, 8:48 pm

Theme#17: 80s Hong Kong Action

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1. Long Arm of the Law (Johnny Mak, 1984)
2. City on Fire (Ringo Lam, 1987)
3. God of Gamblers (Jing Wong, 1989)
4. Dragons Forever (Sammo Hung and Cory Yuen, 1988)
5. Bullet in the Head (John Woo, 1990)

Some fun films, but I'm not huge on HK cinema and these have the usual mix of impressive action sequences mixed with cheesiness and/or clunky humour. None of these on a par with John Woo's 80s classics for me, City on Fire probably came closest.
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Theme#1: Giallo beyond Argento
1. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1971) 8/10
2. La vittima designata / The Designated Victim (Maurizio Lucidi, 1971) 6/10
3. Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh / The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh / Blade of the Ripper (Sergio Martino, 1972) 7/10
4. Le orme / Footprints (Luigi Bazzoni & Mario Fanelli, 1975) 7/10
5. La casa dalle finestre che ridono / The House with the Laughing Windows (Pupi Avati, 1976) 8/10

Theme#2: Nuclear warning
1. On the Beach (Kramer, 1959)
2. When the Wind Blows (Murakami, 1986)
3. Miracle Mile (De Jarnatt, 1988)
4. The Day After (Meyer, 1983)
5. Testament (Littman, 1983)

Theme#3: 80s Fantasy
1. The Dark Crystal (Henson, 1982)
2. Conan the Barbarian (Milius, 1982)
3. The NeverEnding Story (Petersen, 1984)
4. Legend (Scott, 1985)
5. Labyrinth (Henson, 1986)

Theme#4: Blaxploitation
1. Super Fly (Parks Jr, 1972)
2. Across 110th Street (Shear, 1972)
3. The Mack (Campus, 1973)
4. Black Caesar (Cohen, 1973)
5. Foxy Brown (Hill, 1974)

Theme#5: American New Wave & 70s Women
1. Girlfriends (Weill, 1978)
2. Norma Rae (Ritt, 1979)
3. An Unmarried Woman (Mazursky, 1978)
4. Diary of a Mad Housewife (Perry, 1970)
5. Looking for Mr Goodbar (Brooks, 1978)

Theme#6: Circus
1. The Greatest Show on Earth (DeMille, 1952)
2. Man on a Tightrope (Kazan, 1953)
3. Laugh Clown Laugh (Brenon, 1928)
4. Trapeze (Reed, 1956)
5. Invincible (Herzog, 2001)

Theme#7: Spaghetti Beyond Leone
1. The Big Gundown (Sollima, 1966)
2. Day of Anger (Valerii, 1967)
3. Il mercenario (Corbucci, 1968)
4. Une corde, un Colt.../Cemetery Without Crosses (Hossein, 1968)
5. Face to Face (Sollima, 1967)

Theme#8: Pre-code
1. Safe in Hell (Wellman, 1931)
2. Three on a Match (LeRoy, 1932)
3. The Story of Temple Drake (Roberts, 1933)
4. I'm No Angel (Ruggles, 1933)
5. Lady Killer (Del Ruth, 1933)

Theme#9: Beyond
1. From Beyond (Gordon, 1986)
2. Beyond the Forest (Vidor, 1949)
3. The Beyond (Fulci, 1980)
4. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (Miller & Ogilvie, 1985)
5. Beyond the Black Rainbow (Cosmatos, 2010)

Theme#10: Early/Proto Giallo
1. The Evil Eye/The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Bava, 1963)
2. A Quiet Place in the Country (Petri, 1968)
3. Blood and Black Lace (Bava, 1964)
4. La donna del lago/The Possessed (Bazzoni & Rossellini, 1965)
5. Death Laid an Egg (Questi, 1968)

Theme#11: 1930s Oscar Bait
1. Cimarron (Ruggles, 1931)
2. The Story of Louis Pasteur (Dieterle, 1936)
3. In Old Chicago (King, 1937)
4. The Good Earth (Franklin, 1937)
5. Cavalcade (Lloyd, 1933)

Theme#12: 6th Generation Chinese Directors
1. Shiqi sui de dan che / Beijing Bicycle (Xiaoshuai Wang, 2001)
2. Mang jing / Blind Shaft (Yang Li, 2003)
3. Fu cheng mi shi / Mystery (Ye Lou, 2012)
4. Dou niu / Cow (Hu Guan, 2009)
5. Guo nian hui jia / Seventeen Years (Yuan Zhang, 1999)

Theme#13: 70s Disaster Films
1. Airport (Seaton, 1970)
2. The Cassandra Crossing (Cosmatos, 1976)
3. Two-Minute Warning (Peerce, 1976)
4. The Hindenburg (Wise, 1975)
5. Rollercoaster (Goldstone, 1977)

Theme#14: Australian New Wave
1. Newsfront (Noyce, 1978)
2. The Plumber (Weir, 1979)
3. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (Schepisi, 1978)
4. The Year My Voice Broke (Duigan, 1987)
5. Long Weekend (Eggleston, 1978)

Theme#15: 80s Slashers
1. Sleepaway Camp (Hiltzik, 1983)
2. The Stepfather (Ruben, 1987)
3. The Prowler (Zito, 1981)
4. Child's Play (Holland, 1988)
5. Intruder (Spiegel, 1989)

Theme#16: Space Exploration
1. Robinson Crusoe on Mars (Haskin, 1964) 6/10
2. Countdown (Altman, 1967) 5/10
3. The Black Hole (Nelson, 1979) 4/10
4. 2010: The Year We Make Contact (Hyams, 1984) 7/10
5. Mission to Mars (De Palma, 2000) 6/10

Theme#17: 80s Hong Kong Action
1. Long Arm of the Law (Johnny Mak, 1984)
2. City on Fire (Ringo Lam, 1987)
3. God of Gamblers (Jing Wong, 1989)
4. Dragons Forever (Sammo Hung and Cory Yuen, 1988)
5. Bullet in the Head (John Woo, 1990)

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Post by 3eyes » October 4th, 2015, 2:02 am

IX. Antarctica
1. The last place on earth (UK 85, mini) [Amundsen & Scott]
2. Nankyoku monogatari / Antarctica (Jap 83)
3. South aka Endurance (UK 1920)
4. The forbidden quest (Neth 93)
5. Shackleton (UK 02, mini)

The last place on earth, which I found riveting from beginning to end, does some debunking of Scott's heroism, though it probably whitewashes Amundsen. The differences in style and approach between the two expeditions is striking. #2 focuses on sled dogs left to fend for themselves during the Internat'l Geophysical year (1957-8). #4 is an odd and not very coherent fantasy about a passage through the earth from pole to pole, using footage from South and other pre-talkie polar expeditions. South consists of footage shot by Frank Hurley during and after Shackleton's ill-fated expedition of 1914-16; it includes a spectacular sequence of the ice-bound ship collapsing, after which the movie camera had to be left behind. The second part of Shackleton (with Kenneth Branagh in the title role) follows their harrowing journey back to civilization - a marvelous survival film.


my themesShow
I. Fiction films about famous writers
1. Wilde (UK 97) - REWATCH
2. Christopher and his kind (UK 11) - Christopher Isherwood
3. The great McGonagall (UK 74) - William Topaz McGonagall
http://www.mcgonagall-online.org.uk/
4. Flores raras / Reaching for the moon (Brazil 13) - Elizabeth Bishop
5. Byron (UK 03)
6. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (34) - Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning
7. Violette (Fr 13) - Violette Leduc, Simone de Beauvoir
8. Mein Herz - Niemandem! / My heart is mine alone (Ger 97) - Else Lasker-Schüler and Gottfried Benn
9. The invisible woman (UK 13) - Dickens
10. Les soeurs Brontë / The Brontë Sisters (Fr 79)
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II. World war I (21st-century films)
1. Testament of youth (UK 2015)
2. Great War Diaries (Internat’l, 2014, 411m)
3. La France (Fr 2007)
4. The Wipers Times (UK 2013)
5. Ararat (Canada 02)
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III. Pre-revolutionary Iran
1. Shab-neshini dar jahannam/A party in hell (Iran 58)
2. Mossafer/The traveler (Iran 74)
3. Tangsir/Tight spot (Iran 74)
4. Saz Dahani / Harmonica (Iran 74)
5. Mogholha / The Mongols (Iran 73) [Rewatch]
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IV. Conscientious objectors
1. Age of Innocence / Ragtime Summer (Canada 77) - WW I
2. Tu ne tueras point/Thou shalt not kill (Fr / It /Yugo 61) - Algerian War
3. The Conscientious Objector (04) - WW II
4. Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (13) - Vietnam War
5. Jehovah's Witnesses Stand Firm Against Nazi Assault (96) - WW II

V. Hollywood musicals from WWII
1. Up in arms (44)
2. Cairo (42)
3. Road to Morocco (42)
4. Stage door canteen (43) - rewatch
5. Yankee Doodle Dandy (42)

VI. George Sand
1. Red Wing (2013) - based on Sand’s novel François le champi
2. A song to remember (45) - rewatch
3. George qui? (Fr 73)
4. La note bleu (Fr 91)
5. Mauprat (Fr 26) - based on Sand’s novel of the same name

VII. World War I – Contemporaneous (1910s):
1. The life story of David Lloyd George (UK 1918)
2. Hearts of the world (1918)
3. J’Accuse! (Fr 1919) - rewatch
4. Ikarus, der fliegende Mensch (Ger 1918)
5. Shorts (a&b are comedies, c is documentary):
a. La paura degli aeromobili nemici /The Fear of Zeppelins (It 1915, 17m)
b. Paris pendant la guerre (Fr 1916, 31m)
c. Fighting the War (1916, 23m)

VIII. Don Quixote
1. El Quijote de Miguel de Cervantes (Spain 1991, 310m)
2. Don Quichotte (Fr 1933)
3. Don Kikhot (USSR 1957)
4. Monsignor Quixote (UK 1987)
5. Donkey Xote (Spain 2007)

IX. Antarctica
1. The last place on earth (UK 85, mini) [Amundsen & Scott]
2. Nankyoku monogatari / Antarctica (Jap 83)
3. South aka Endurance (UK 1920)
4. The forbidden quest (Neth 93)
5. Shackleton (UK 02, mini)
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Post by brokenface » October 4th, 2015, 12:10 pm

Theme#18: New Orleans/Louisiana

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1. The Cincinnati Kid (Jewison, 1965)
2. Tightrope (Tuggle, 1984)
3. When the Levees Broke (Spike Lee, 2006)
4. The Big Easy (McBride, 1986)
5. In the Electric Mist (Tavernier, 2009)

A city I have long wanted to visit. Good set of films. Tightrope was the surprise package, didn't expect much but it was a nice n sleazy thriller. The Big Easy also good in a similar vein. The Spike Lee doc was powerful. Not so fussed on the other two, Cincinnati Kid was okay, but felt like a bit of a poor-man's Hustler (Newman > McQueen any day), though I always love Eddie G. In the Electric Mist didn't tap into the surreal anywhere near as successfully as Herzog's Bad Lieutenant but was watchable with a good cast.
WatchedShow
Theme#1: Giallo beyond Argento
1. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1971) 8/10
2. La vittima designata / The Designated Victim (Maurizio Lucidi, 1971) 6/10
3. Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh / The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh / Blade of the Ripper (Sergio Martino, 1972) 7/10
4. Le orme / Footprints (Luigi Bazzoni & Mario Fanelli, 1975) 7/10
5. La casa dalle finestre che ridono / The House with the Laughing Windows (Pupi Avati, 1976) 8/10

Theme#2: Nuclear warning
1. On the Beach (Kramer, 1959)
2. When the Wind Blows (Murakami, 1986)
3. Miracle Mile (De Jarnatt, 1988)
4. The Day After (Meyer, 1983)
5. Testament (Littman, 1983)

Theme#3: 80s Fantasy
1. The Dark Crystal (Henson, 1982)
2. Conan the Barbarian (Milius, 1982)
3. The NeverEnding Story (Petersen, 1984)
4. Legend (Scott, 1985)
5. Labyrinth (Henson, 1986)

Theme#4: Blaxploitation
1. Super Fly (Parks Jr, 1972)
2. Across 110th Street (Shear, 1972)
3. The Mack (Campus, 1973)
4. Black Caesar (Cohen, 1973)
5. Foxy Brown (Hill, 1974)

Theme#5: American New Wave & 70s Women
1. Girlfriends (Weill, 1978)
2. Norma Rae (Ritt, 1979)
3. An Unmarried Woman (Mazursky, 1978)
4. Diary of a Mad Housewife (Perry, 1970)
5. Looking for Mr Goodbar (Brooks, 1978)

Theme#6: Circus
1. The Greatest Show on Earth (DeMille, 1952)
2. Man on a Tightrope (Kazan, 1953)
3. Laugh Clown Laugh (Brenon, 1928)
4. Trapeze (Reed, 1956)
5. Invincible (Herzog, 2001)

Theme#7: Spaghetti Beyond Leone
1. The Big Gundown (Sollima, 1966)
2. Day of Anger (Valerii, 1967)
3. Il mercenario (Corbucci, 1968)
4. Une corde, un Colt.../Cemetery Without Crosses (Hossein, 1968)
5. Face to Face (Sollima, 1967)

Theme#8: Pre-code
1. Safe in Hell (Wellman, 1931)
2. Three on a Match (LeRoy, 1932)
3. The Story of Temple Drake (Roberts, 1933)
4. I'm No Angel (Ruggles, 1933)
5. Lady Killer (Del Ruth, 1933)

Theme#9: Beyond
1. From Beyond (Gordon, 1986)
2. Beyond the Forest (Vidor, 1949)
3. The Beyond (Fulci, 1980)
4. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (Miller & Ogilvie, 1985)
5. Beyond the Black Rainbow (Cosmatos, 2010)

Theme#10: Early/Proto Giallo
1. The Evil Eye/The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Bava, 1963)
2. A Quiet Place in the Country (Petri, 1968)
3. Blood and Black Lace (Bava, 1964)
4. La donna del lago/The Possessed (Bazzoni & Rossellini, 1965)
5. Death Laid an Egg (Questi, 1968)

Theme#11: 1930s Oscar Bait
1. Cimarron (Ruggles, 1931)
2. The Story of Louis Pasteur (Dieterle, 1936)
3. In Old Chicago (King, 1937)
4. The Good Earth (Franklin, 1937)
5. Cavalcade (Lloyd, 1933)

Theme#12: 6th Generation Chinese Directors
1. Shiqi sui de dan che / Beijing Bicycle (Xiaoshuai Wang, 2001)
2. Mang jing / Blind Shaft (Yang Li, 2003)
3. Fu cheng mi shi / Mystery (Ye Lou, 2012)
4. Dou niu / Cow (Hu Guan, 2009)
5. Guo nian hui jia / Seventeen Years (Yuan Zhang, 1999)

Theme#13: 70s Disaster Films
1. Airport (Seaton, 1970)
2. The Cassandra Crossing (Cosmatos, 1976)
3. Two-Minute Warning (Peerce, 1976)
4. The Hindenburg (Wise, 1975)
5. Rollercoaster (Goldstone, 1977)

Theme#14: Australian New Wave
1. Newsfront (Noyce, 1978)
2. The Plumber (Weir, 1979)
3. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (Schepisi, 1978)
4. The Year My Voice Broke (Duigan, 1987)
5. Long Weekend (Eggleston, 1978)

Theme#15: 80s Slashers
1. Sleepaway Camp (Hiltzik, 1983)
2. The Stepfather (Ruben, 1987)
3. The Prowler (Zito, 1981)
4. Child's Play (Holland, 1988)
5. Intruder (Spiegel, 1989)

Theme#16: Space Exploration
1. Robinson Crusoe on Mars (Haskin, 1964) 6/10
2. Countdown (Altman, 1967) 5/10
3. The Black Hole (Nelson, 1979) 4/10
4. 2010: The Year We Make Contact (Hyams, 1984) 7/10
5. Mission to Mars (De Palma, 2000) 6/10

Theme#17: 80s Hong Kong Action
1. Long Arm of the Law (Johnny Mak, 1984)
2. City on Fire (Ringo Lam, 1987)
3. God of Gamblers (Jing Wong, 1989)
4. Dragons Forever (Sammo Hung and Cory Yuen, 1988)
5. Bullet in the Head (John Woo, 1990)

Theme#18: New Orleans/Louisiana
1. The Cincinnati Kid (Jewison, 1965)
2. Tightrope (Tuggle, 1984)
3. When the Levees Broke (Spike Lee, 2006)
4. The Big Easy (McBride, 1986)
5. In the Electric Mist (Tavernier, 2009)
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Post by brokenface » October 8th, 2015, 8:27 pm

Theme#19: Hammer Horror

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1. The Curse of Frankenstein (Fisher, 1957)
2. Scream of Fear (Holt, 1961)
3. The Devil Rides Out (Fisher, 1968)
4. The Abominable Snowman (Guest, 1957)
5. Paranoiac (Francis, 1963)

I've always overlooked and probably underestimated Hammer, generally just associate them with Christopher Lee playing various classic monsters but there's a bit more going on. Nice range of films here. Scream of Fear was the best of the bunch, while The Devil Rides Out wasn't too far behind and the other three were not bad either. Sure, there's some pretty goofy bits here and there, but also some good gothic atmosphere.
WatchedShow
Theme#1: Giallo beyond Argento
1. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1971) 8/10
2. La vittima designata / The Designated Victim (Maurizio Lucidi, 1971) 6/10
3. Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh / The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh / Blade of the Ripper (Sergio Martino, 1972) 7/10
4. Le orme / Footprints (Luigi Bazzoni & Mario Fanelli, 1975) 7/10
5. La casa dalle finestre che ridono / The House with the Laughing Windows (Pupi Avati, 1976) 8/10

Theme#2: Nuclear warning
1. On the Beach (Kramer, 1959)
2. When the Wind Blows (Murakami, 1986)
3. Miracle Mile (De Jarnatt, 1988)
4. The Day After (Meyer, 1983)
5. Testament (Littman, 1983)

Theme#3: 80s Fantasy
1. The Dark Crystal (Henson, 1982)
2. Conan the Barbarian (Milius, 1982)
3. The NeverEnding Story (Petersen, 1984)
4. Legend (Scott, 1985)
5. Labyrinth (Henson, 1986)

Theme#4: Blaxploitation
1. Super Fly (Parks Jr, 1972)
2. Across 110th Street (Shear, 1972)
3. The Mack (Campus, 1973)
4. Black Caesar (Cohen, 1973)
5. Foxy Brown (Hill, 1974)

Theme#5: American New Wave & 70s Women
1. Girlfriends (Weill, 1978)
2. Norma Rae (Ritt, 1979)
3. An Unmarried Woman (Mazursky, 1978)
4. Diary of a Mad Housewife (Perry, 1970)
5. Looking for Mr Goodbar (Brooks, 1978)

Theme#6: Circus
1. The Greatest Show on Earth (DeMille, 1952)
2. Man on a Tightrope (Kazan, 1953)
3. Laugh Clown Laugh (Brenon, 1928)
4. Trapeze (Reed, 1956)
5. Invincible (Herzog, 2001)

Theme#7: Spaghetti Beyond Leone
1. The Big Gundown (Sollima, 1966)
2. Day of Anger (Valerii, 1967)
3. Il mercenario (Corbucci, 1968)
4. Une corde, un Colt.../Cemetery Without Crosses (Hossein, 1968)
5. Face to Face (Sollima, 1967)

Theme#8: Pre-code
1. Safe in Hell (Wellman, 1931)
2. Three on a Match (LeRoy, 1932)
3. The Story of Temple Drake (Roberts, 1933)
4. I'm No Angel (Ruggles, 1933)
5. Lady Killer (Del Ruth, 1933)

Theme#9: Beyond
1. From Beyond (Gordon, 1986)
2. Beyond the Forest (Vidor, 1949)
3. The Beyond (Fulci, 1980)
4. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (Miller & Ogilvie, 1985)
5. Beyond the Black Rainbow (Cosmatos, 2010)

Theme#10: Early/Proto Giallo
1. The Evil Eye/The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Bava, 1963)
2. A Quiet Place in the Country (Petri, 1968)
3. Blood and Black Lace (Bava, 1964)
4. La donna del lago/The Possessed (Bazzoni & Rossellini, 1965)
5. Death Laid an Egg (Questi, 1968)

Theme#11: 1930s Oscar Bait
1. Cimarron (Ruggles, 1931)
2. The Story of Louis Pasteur (Dieterle, 1936)
3. In Old Chicago (King, 1937)
4. The Good Earth (Franklin, 1937)
5. Cavalcade (Lloyd, 1933)

Theme#12: 6th Generation Chinese Directors
1. Shiqi sui de dan che / Beijing Bicycle (Xiaoshuai Wang, 2001)
2. Mang jing / Blind Shaft (Yang Li, 2003)
3. Fu cheng mi shi / Mystery (Ye Lou, 2012)
4. Dou niu / Cow (Hu Guan, 2009)
5. Guo nian hui jia / Seventeen Years (Yuan Zhang, 1999)

Theme#13: 70s Disaster Films
1. Airport (Seaton, 1970)
2. The Cassandra Crossing (Cosmatos, 1976)
3. Two-Minute Warning (Peerce, 1976)
4. The Hindenburg (Wise, 1975)
5. Rollercoaster (Goldstone, 1977)

Theme#14: Australian New Wave
1. Newsfront (Noyce, 1978)
2. The Plumber (Weir, 1979)
3. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (Schepisi, 1978)
4. The Year My Voice Broke (Duigan, 1987)
5. Long Weekend (Eggleston, 1978)

Theme#15: 80s Slashers
1. Sleepaway Camp (Hiltzik, 1983)
2. The Stepfather (Ruben, 1987)
3. The Prowler (Zito, 1981)
4. Child's Play (Holland, 1988)
5. Intruder (Spiegel, 1989)

Theme#16: Space Exploration
1. Robinson Crusoe on Mars (Haskin, 1964) 6/10
2. Countdown (Altman, 1967) 5/10
3. The Black Hole (Nelson, 1979) 4/10
4. 2010: The Year We Make Contact (Hyams, 1984) 7/10
5. Mission to Mars (De Palma, 2000) 6/10

Theme#17: 80s Hong Kong Action
1. Long Arm of the Law (Johnny Mak, 1984)
2. City on Fire (Ringo Lam, 1987)
3. God of Gamblers (Jing Wong, 1989)
4. Dragons Forever (Sammo Hung and Cory Yuen, 1988)
5. Bullet in the Head (John Woo, 1990)

Theme#18: New Orleans/Louisiana
1. The Cincinnati Kid (Jewison, 1965)
2. Tightrope (Tuggle, 1984)
3. When the Levees Broke (Spike Lee, 2006)
4. The Big Easy (McBride, 1986)
5. In the Electric Mist (Tavernier, 2009)

Theme#19: Hammer Horror
1. The Curse of Frankenstein (Fisher, 1957)
2. Scream of Fear (Holt, 1961)
3. The Devil Rides Out (Fisher, 1968)
4. The Abominable Snowman (Guest, 1957)
5. Paranoiac (Francis, 1963)

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