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Official Doubling the Canon Nominees Challenge - April 2019

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Post by Knaldskalle » April 19th, 2019, 4:28 am

2. Bitter Rice (de Santis, 1948). Quite enjoyable "neo-realist film noir."

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1. The Murderer Lives at Number 21 (Clouzot, 1942).
2. Bitter Rice (de Santis, 1948).
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Post by Mate_cosido » April 19th, 2019, 3:46 pm

10. 1000-nen kizami no hidokei - Magino Village: A Tale (1987, Shinsuke Ogawa)

11. Kukuli (1961, Luis Figueroa, Eulogio Nishiyama, César Villanueva)

12. Kagerô - Heat Wave (1991, Hideo Gosha)
Seen so far:Show
1. Kamera o tomeru na! - One Cut of the Dead (2017, Shin'ichirô Ueda)

2. La caméra de Claire - Claire's Camera (2017, Sang-soo Hong)

3. Yôtô monogatari: hana no Yoshiwara hyakunin-giri - Hero of the Red Light District (1960, Tomu Uchida)

4. Emporte-moi - Set Me Free (1999, Léa Pool)

5. While Paris Sleeps (1932, Allan Dwan)

6. Yeolnyeomun - Bound by Chastity Rules (1962, Sang-ok Shin)

7. Metro Manila (2013, Sean Ellis)

8. Batang West Side - West Side Avenue (2001, Lav Diaz)

9. Happî awâ - Happy Hour (2015, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi)

10. 1000-nen kizami no hidokei - Magino Village: A Tale (1987, Shinsuke Ogawa)

11. Kukuli (1961, Luis Figueroa, Eulogio Nishiyama, César Villanueva)

12. Kagerô - Heat Wave (1991, Hideo Gosha)

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#323

Post by rnilsson19 » April 19th, 2019, 4:17 pm

Not CanonicalShow
1. Bruits d'images aux fenêtres d'osmin (Jakobois, 1984) - :thumbsup:
2. Great Display of Brock's Fireworks (1904)
3. Ace of Light (Dennis Pies, 1984)
4. Chage & Aska: On Your Mark (Hayao Miyazaki, 1995)
5. Silvercup (Jim Jennings, 1998)
6. Rohfilm (Birgit Hein/Wilhelm Hein, 1968)
7. Nuestra Señora de Paris (Teo Hernandez, 1982)
8. Acht Stunden sind kein Tag (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1972) - (l) A resounding 6/6.
9. The Rugged Island: A Shetland Lyric (Jenny Gilbertson, 1934)
10. False Aging (Lewis Klahr, 2008)
11. Miejsce urodzenia (Pawel Lozinski, 1992)
12. Passacaglia y Fuga (Jorge Honik, 1975)
13. Reifezeit (Sohrab Shahid Saless, 1976)
14. The Purple Plain (Robert Parrish, 1954)
15. Hajnal (András Szirtes, 1979)
16. Irezumi (Yasuzô Masumura, 1966) :thumbsup:
17. Alyonka (Boris Barnet, 1961)
18. LA Plays Itself (Fred Halsted, 1972)
19. Eye Lands (Myron Ort, 1970)
20. The Blackout (Abel Ferrara, 1997) :thumbsup:
21. Viele kamen vorbei (Peter Pewas, 1956)
22. Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja (Sang-soo Hong, 2017)
23. Je t'attendrai (Léonide Moguy, 1939)
24. Lust for Life (Vincente Minnelli, 1956)
25. Peau de pêche (Jean Benoît-Lévy/Marie Epstein, 1929) :thumbsup:
26. Maudite soit la guerre (Alfred Machin, 1914)
27. Memorandum (John Spotton/Donald Brittain, 1967)
28. Toccata for Toy Trains (Charles Eames/Ray Eames, 1957)
29. BabaKiueria (Don Featherstone, 1986)
30. V-E +1 (Samuel Fuller, 1945)
31. Babylon (Franco Rosso, 1980) (l)
32. Panique (Julien Duvivier, 1946) (l)
33. Light and the City (Leo Hurwitz/Peggy Lawson, 1970)
34. Up (Mike Hoover/Tim Huntley, 1984)
35. If You Stand with Your Back to the Slowing of the Speed of Light in Water (Julie Murray, 1997)
36. Gostanza da Libbiano (Paolo Benvenuti, 2000)
37. Mayerling (Anatole Litvak, 1936)
38. Moontide (Archie Mayo, 1942)
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1. Personal Problems (Bill Gunn, 1980)
2. Winifred Wagner und die Geschichte des Hauses Wahnfried von 1914-1975 (Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, 1976) :thumbsup:
3. Shorts:

Art of Memory (Woody Vasulka, 1987) 37 min REWATCH :thumbsup:
Il caso Valdemar (Gianni Hoepli/Ubaldo Magnaghi, 1936) 12 min.
The Pointer (Clyde Geronimi, 1939) 9 min
States (Hollis Frampton, 1967) 18 min

4. Virgin People (Celso Ad. Castillo, 1984)
5. Prénom Carmen (Jean-Luc Godard, 1983) :thumbsup:
6. Thunderbolt (Josef Von Sternberg, 1929)
7. Une vie (Alexandre Astruc, 1958)
8. Frieda (Basil Dearden, 1947)
9. The Long Voyage Home (John Ford, 1940)
10. Saenghwalui balgyeon (Sang-soo Hong, 2002) :thumbsup:
11. Trzecia czesc nocy (Andrzej Zulawski, 1971) :thumbsup:
12. The Magical World of Disney: Mars and Beyond (Ward Kimball, 1957)
13. Devi (Satyajit Ray, 1960)
14. Model (Frederick Wiseman, 1981)
15. Anjô-ke no butôkai (Kôzaburô Yoshimura, 1947) :thumbsup:
16. Les rendez-vous de Paris (Eric Rohmer, 1995)
17. O Último Mergulho (João César Monteiro, 1992)
18. Illuminated Texts (R. Bruce Elder, 1982)
19. Billy Liar (John Schlesinger, 1963)
20. Nazi Concentration Camps (George Stevens, 1945)
21. Nagareru (Mikio Naruse, 1956) :thumbsup:

22. The Naked Dawn (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1955)
23. I pugni in tasca (Marco Bellocchio, 1965)
24. Zui quan (Woo-ping Yuen, 1978)
25. Satansbraten (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1976) :thumbsup:

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#324

Post by AB537 » April 19th, 2019, 6:38 pm

14. Santa Sangre (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1989)

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#325

Post by albajos » April 19th, 2019, 6:41 pm

41. La femme infidèle (1969) France | Itay 4 official lists 556 checks ofrene]

Off. list progress
+10 Doubling the Canon (17,0%)

Nominated by
28 by users (incl. 6 shorts) (Top users: AB537, jeff_v, ofrene, OldAle1 & rnilsson19 with 2. 18 with 1)
10 DtC 2014 (incl. 1 short)
05 21st Century drop
02 TSPDT drop
02 DtC 2018 Nom

Following Munchausen in his flightShow
01. Force of Evil (1948) USA 12 official list 1 573 checks [DtC 2014] [double]
02. Duel (1971) USA 3 official lists 7 144 checks [AB537]
03. Santa sangre (1989) Italy | Mexico 5 official lists 2 614 checks [ChrisReynolds]
04. Black Roots (1970) West Germany | Sweden | USA 27 checks [DtC 2018 Nom]
05. Joe (1970) USA 167 checks [bal3x]
06. All This Mayhem (2014) Australia | UK 133 checks [nimimerkillinen - bonus] [double]
07. Mikey and Nicky (1976) USA 4 official lists 575 checks [ofrene]
08. The Notebook (2004) USA 1 official list 35 194 checks [21st century Drop-off]
09. Dharmaga tongjoguro kan kkadalgun (1989) South Korea 6 official lists 295 checks [DtC 2014]
10. Sürü (1978) Turkey 5 official lists 297 checks [DtC 2014]
12 (s1a) Das triadische Ballett (1970) West Germany 23 checks [rnilsson19 - bonus] 30 min. (30)
12 (s1b) Chage & Aska: On Your Mark (1995) Japan 601 checks [toromash] 7 min. (37)
11. Benilde ou a Virgem Mãe (1975) Portugal 2 official lists 79 checks [Hawk]
12 (s1c) Short Subject (1969) USA 1 official list 851 checks [tourdesb] 1 min. (38)
12 (s1d) München-Berlin Wanderung (1927)) Germany 101 checks [rnilsson19] 4 min. (42)
12 (s1e) Great Display of Brock's Fireworks (1904) UK 25 checks [XxXApathy420XxX] 5 min. (47)
12 (s1f) Fugue (1999) Switzerland 2 official lists 369 checks [DtC 2014] 7 min. (54)
12 (s1g) Ace of Light (1984) USA 8 checks [Perception de Ambiguity] 8 min. (2)
13. Jackass: The Movie (2002) USA 13 702 checks [21st Century drop]
14. The Truman Show (1998) USA 12 official lists 98 833 checks [Jimi Antiloop] [rewatch]
15. Jigokumon (1953) Japan 9 official lists 904 checks [OldAle1]
16. The Big Steal (1949) USA 1 official list 411 checks [jvv] [double]
17. The Long Voyage Home (1940) USA 3 official lists 576 checks [Wille] [double]
18. Secret Beyond the Door... (1947) USA 2 official lists 925 checks [jeff_v] [double]
19. This Gun for Hire (1942) USA 4 official lists 1 282 checks [DtC 2014] [double]
20. Brute Force (1947) USA 5 official lists 1 613 checks [DtC 2014] [double]
21. Seabiscuit (2003) USA 2 official lists 11 714 checks [21st Century drop]
22. Nazi Concentration Camps (1945) USA 121 checks [maxwelldeux] [double]
23. The Strawberry Blonde (1941) USA 1 official list 446 checks [PGonzalez] [double]
24. Reconstruction (2003) Denmark 1 official list 659 checks [Onderhond]
25. Trust (1990) USA | UK 4 official lists 1 270 checks [jeff_v]
26. Oliver Twist (1948) UK 7 official lists 4 194 checks [DtC 2014] [double]
27. Brighton Rock (1948) UK 8 official lists 1 269 checks DtC 2014] [double]
28. House of Games (1987) USA 8 official lists 2 567 checks [AB537]
29. Friday Night Lights (2004) USA | Germany 3 378 checks [21st Century drop]
30. Nocturnal Animals (2016) USA 5 281 checks [21st Century drop]
31. The More the Merrier (1943) USA 5 official lists 859 checks [DtC 2014] [double]
32. $9.99 (2008) Australia | Israel 228 checks [sol - bonus] [double]
33. Act of Violence (1949) USA 3 official lists 752 checks [OldAle1] [double]
34. The Web (1947) USA 1 official list 137 checks [flip] [double]
35. Moontide (1942) USA 1 official list 173 checks [frbrown] [double]
36. The Gang's All Here (1943) USA 3 official lists 344 checks [ofrene [double]
37. The Fountainhead (1949) USA 1 official list 993 checks [TSPDT drop] [double]
38. Voice in the Wind (1944) USA 1 official list 59 checks [DtC 2018 Nom] [double]
39. La collectionneuse (1967) France 3 official lists 1 284 checks [TSPDT drop]
40. Plein soleil (1960) France | Italy 9 official lists 1 650 checks [DtC 2014]

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Post by flavo5000 » April 19th, 2019, 6:50 pm

14. Shinboru (2009)
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1. Durak (2014)
2. Jôi-uchi: Hairyô tsuma shimatsu (1967)
3. This Sporting Life (1963)
4. Comrades (1986)
5. Dharmaga tongjoguro kan kkadalgun (1989)
6. Genius Party Beyond (2008)
7. Naniwa erejî (1936)
8. Steamboat Round the Bend (1935)
9. Erosu purasu gyakusatsu (1969)
10. Miracle Mile (1988)
11. Mayerling (1936)
12. Dr. Plonk (2007)
13. The Railway Children (1970)
14. Shinboru (2009)

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Post by 72aicm » April 19th, 2019, 9:18 pm

51. C'est pas moi, je le jure! (2008) [monclivie] (l)
52. All This Mayhem (2014) [nimimerkillinen] *
53. Klassenverhältnisse (1984) [matthewscott8]

* = Bonus game
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1. Komissar (1967) [hurluberlu]
2. Skrivánci na niti (1990) [zhangalan]
3. Crime Wave (1985) [Daviddoes]
4. Aa bakudan (1964) [St. Gloede]
5. Homicidal (1961) [frbrown]
6. Zhong hua zhang fu (1978) [cayh]
7. Il tetto (1956) [sacmersault]
8. Shorts:
Art of Memory (1987) 37min [hurluberlu]*
Baltie zvani (1961) 24min [bal3x]
9. Hjertestart (2017) [albajos] *
10. Bakumatsu taiyôden (1957) [DtC 2014]
11. Fingers (1978) [sebby]
12. Von morgens bis mitternachts (1920) [Ebbywebby]
13. Meru (2015) [Nathan Treadway] *
14. Asha Jaoar Majhe (2014) [beavis]
15. Liza, a rókatündér (2015) [cinephage] (l)
16. Nobody's Business (1996) [sebby] *
17. Shorts:
Das triadische Ballett (1970) 29min [rnilsson19] *
If You Stand with Your Back to the Slowing of the Speed of Light in Water (1997) 18min [DtC 2018]
Inspirace (1949) 11min [jvv]
Zoo (1961) 10min [DtC 2014] (rewatch)
18. Angyali üdvözlet (1984) [DtC 2014]
19. Night Tide (1961) [rnilsson19]
20. Jane B. par Agnès V. (1988) [sebby]
21. L'amour à mort (1984) [DtC2014]
22. The Field (1990) [Opio] *
23. Ai sha (1981) [rnilsson19]
24. Daisan no kagemusha (1963) [XxXApathy420XxX] (l)
25. Nise daigakusei (1960) [joachimt]
26. Right of Way (1983) [Nathan Threadway] *
27. Zacharovannaya Desna (1964) [matthewscott8]
28. De laatste dagen van Emma Blank (2009) [joachimt]
29. La mort en direct (1980) [sol]
30. Omocha (1998) [cinephage] *
31. Ladybug Ladybug (1963) [DtC 2014] *
32. Crush (1992) [sol] *
33. Der Goalie bin ig (2014) [DtC 2018]
34. Moontide (1942) [frbrown]
35. Running on Empty (1988) [ofrene] *
36. Lee’s Adventure (2011) [maxwelldeux] *
37. L'ordre et la morale (2011) [filmbantha] *
38. Man's Favorite Sport? (1964) [frbrown]
39. The Pumpkin Eater (1964) [matthewscott8]
40. Panique (1946) [DtC 2014]
41. Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse (2015) [TSPDT]
42. Zezowate szczescie (1960) [klaus78]
43. Dealer (2004) [sacmersault]
44. Era Uma Vez Eu, Verônica (2012) [beavis] *
45. Joe (1970) [bal3x]
46. Nani ga kanojo o sô saseta ka (1930) [Mate_cosido] *
47. Marti, dupã Crãciun (2010) [TSPDT]
48. $9.99 (2008) [sol] *
49. No Highway (1951) [cayado-coro]
50. Act of Violence (1949) [OldAle1]
51. C'est pas moi, je le jure! (2008) [monclivie] (l)
52. All This Mayhem (2014) [nimimerkillinen] *
53. Klassenverhältnisse (1984) [matthewscott8]

*=Bonus game

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Post by St. Gloede » April 19th, 2019, 10:36 pm

DTC ratings:
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1. Zwischen zwei Kriegen / Between Two Wars (1978, Harun Farocki) 4 (started on sunday, but finished after midnight)
2. Videogramme einer Revolution / Videogram of a Revolution (1992, Harun Farocki) 3
3. Soleil Ô (1970, Med Hondo) 3
4. Les mille et une mains / A Thousand and One Hands (1973, Souheil Ben-Barka) 1 (fantastic first 15 minutes however)
5. Meandre (1966, Mircea Saucan) 6 (Spellbinding!!!) (l) (l) (l)
6. Don Kikhot / Don Quixote (1957, Grigori Kozintsev) 2
7. Un Amleto di meno / One Hamlet Less (1973, Carmelo Bene) 0
8. Flucht nach Berlin / Flight to Berlin (1961, Will Tremper) 1
9. Boerensymfonie / Peasant Symphony (1944, Henri Storck & Maurice Delattre) 5 (l) (l)
10. Pyshka / Boule de suif (1934, Mikhail Romm) 2
11. Duminica la ora 6 / Sunday at Six (1965, Lucian Pintilie) 4
12. Kamouraska (1973, Claude Jutra) 3
13. Die endlose Nacht / The Endless Night, (1963, Will Temper) 1
14. Les orgueilleux / The Proud and the Beautiful (1953, Yves Allégret) 5 (l)
15. Jean-Luc persécuté (1966, Claude Goretta) 3
16. Zaseda / The Ambush (1969, Zivojin Pavlovic) 2
17. Os Lobos (1923, Rino Lupo) 1
18. Silvestre (1981, João César Monteiro) 4
19. Ladybird Ladybird (1994, Ken Loach) 4
20. Les antiquités de Rome (1991, Jean-Claude Rousseau) 5 (l) (l)
21. Rosa de Areia (1989, António Reis & Margarida Cordeiro) 4
22. Sedotta e abbandonata / Seduced and Abandoned (1964, Pietro Germi) 3
23. Les rendez-vous de Paris (1995, Eric Rohmer) 5 (almost went with 6 for this one, may still change my mind) (l) (l)
24. La Patagonia rebelde / Rebellion in Patagonia (1974, Héctor Olivera) 2
25. Omokage (1948, Heinosuke Gosho) 2
26. Benilde ou a Virgem Mãe / Benilde or the Virgin Mother (1975, Manoel de Oliveira) 3
27. Bittere Ernte / Angry Harvest (1985, Agnieszka Holland) 3
28. Casa de Lava / Down to Earth (1994, Pedro Costa) 2
29. Un borghese piccolo piccolo / An Average Little Man (1977, Mario Monicelli) 2
30, Giorgobistve / Falling Leaves (1966, Otar Iosseliani) 2
31. Behindert (1974, Stephen Dwoskin) 2
32. Giordano Bruno (1973, Giuliano Montaldo) 1
33. Monanieba (1984, Tengiz Abuladze) 3
34. A Promessa (1973, António de Macedo) 2
35. Bez konca / No End (1985, Krzysztof Kieslowski) 3
36. Una pelea cubana contra los demonios / A Cuban Fight Against Demons (1972, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea) 6 (l) (l) (l) (l)
37. O Canto do Mar / Song of the Sea (1953, Alberto Cavalcanti) 1-2
38. Kukuli (1961, Luis Figueroa & Eulogio Nishiyama) 0
39. Belyie gory / White Mountains (1965, Melis Ubukeyev) 2
40. Me, bebia, Iliko da Ilarioni / I, Grandmother, Iliko and Illarion (1962, Tengiz Abuladze) 3
41. Mi tío Jacinto / Uncle Hyacint (1956, Ladislao Vajda) 4
42. Identificazione di una donna (1982, Michelangelo Antonioni) 1
43. Der verlorene Sohn (1934, Luis Trenker) 2
44. Domingo à Tarde / Sunday Afternoon (1966, António de Macedo) 1
45. La caméra de Claire (2017, Sang-soo Hong) 1
46. Le cousin Jules (1972, Dominique Benicheti) 3
47. ... Mehri to ploio / Cornerstone (1966, Alexis Damianos) 0
48. Ziva istina / Real Truth (1972, Tomislav Radic) 1
49. Gostanza da Libbiano (2000, Paolo Benvenuti) 4
50. Sürü / The Herd (1978, Zeki Ökten) 0
51. La classe américaine (1993, Michel Hazanavicius & Dominique Mézerette) 0
52. Je t'attendrai (1939, Léonide Moguy) 2
53. Valamit visz a víz / Something is in the Water (1944, Gusztáv Oláh & Lajos Zilahy) 0-1

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Post by OldAle1 » April 19th, 2019, 11:25 pm

1. SHORTS 33 + 28 = 61 m

a) La perle (Henri d'Ursel, 1929) - Incredible surrealist masterpiece with an Escher-like or Moebius-strip plot, turning in on and back on itself multiple times over the brief running time, involving a man buying a pearl for a woman and the difficulties he has in trying to get it to her, with a Musidora-esque seductress among the dangers barring his way. The missing link between Feuillade and Lynch perhaps? Another watch is required before I say more. As striking in it's own way as early Buñuel, and as deserving of greater fame as the work of d"Ursel's countryman Charles Dekeukeleire, whose 50 minute masterpiece Histoire de détective dates from the same year. Belgian cinema deserves more love and the importance of films like these to surrealism and complex or out-of-the-ordinary narrative in generally can't be overstated.

b) Love Must Love (Myron Ort, 1968) - Flowers, cats, a woman's face, very rapid cuts, overlays - very Brakhage-like in some ways and it didn't surprise me to find out there was a connection. I liked this and even at it's length it didn't really get to be too much for me, but then I generally like Brakhage. I dunno what else to say, good stuff but perhaps not brilliant at least after one shot.

2. Mer dare / Our Century (Artavazd Peleshian, 1983)

Mostly an overview of modes of travel - especially air and space - in the 20th century. I've liked all of the Peleshian films I've seen but I don't at this point see the greatness in them I'm afraid. It's a well-edited collection of footage but I don't feel the sense of gravity or grandeur here that many seem to find.

3. SHORTS II 18 + 15 + 28 = 61 m
a) Alaska (Dore O, 1969) - droning, repetitive and borderline irritating music over scenes of waves and tides and a woman in a long dress, mostly. Kind of interesting but on the whole I didn't get it.

b) Askeladden og de gode hjelperne / The Ashlad and His Good Helpers (Ivo Caprino, 1961) - My first Caprino film - I'm not a good icmer I guess. Anyway this was a nice little stop-motion fairytale that seemed derived from a similar tale as those that source the Baron Munchhausen stories - young man wants to marry princess, has to do three impossible tasks, happens to have three companions who each have special skills. I liked the animation but can't say I was knocked out or anything.

c) Agarrando pueblo / The Vampires of Poverty (Carlos Mayolo/Luis Ospina, 1977) - fascinating pseudo-documentary that says more about the rationales behind westerners/the wealthy making documentaries about the poor or indigent than it does about it's ostensible subject - and quite deliberately. Almost a mockery of mock-documentaries in the end.

4. The Gang's All Here (Busby Berkely, 1943)

I'll get the bad out of the way first - none of the songs are all that memorable apart from Carmen Miranda's showstopper "The Lady in the Tutti Frutti Hat" and "Brazil" - the latter song not original to this film - and leads Alice Faye and James Ellison really aren't that scintillating. These aren't really huge issues though as, being a Busby Berkeley film, it's more notable for the dancing, choreography, and staging than for the singing, and the rest of the cast, including Miranda, Edward Everett Horton, Charlotte Greenwood and Eugene Pallette, makes up for the relative dullness of the leads. Oh, and the color, the truly outstanding color cinematography by 7-time Oscar nominee Edward Cronjager. There weren't a lot of color features made during the war so we need to savor the ones we have and this delightful frothy comedy dance musical, despite some faults, certainly deserves to be remembered.

5. Night Tide (Curtis Harrington, 1961)

A film I'd known about and looked forward to for years but which ended up a little bit disappointing. As many reviews have pointed out it's notable for the location work - this is one of those films that gives you a very precise date and place feeling, in this case Venice, CA at the dawn of the 60s, and on that level, on the level of feeling and mood, its pretty cool. But the story and direction and acting are all... lackadaisical, Id call them, which may in some ways enhance a certain dreamy quality but also makes me not really give a shit what's going on, and makes the film feel a bit longer than it is. Not a bad role for the young Dennis Hopper in the lead but not much to say about the rest of the cast.

6. Cry Vengeance (Mark Stevens, 1954)

And another film that's more notable for it's location work than anything else, this is a noir set and filmed largely in Ketchikan, Alaska, a vengeance story in which an ex-cop, who claims he was framed for a crime that he spent years in jail for, and that resulted in the deaths of his wife and kid, seeks to find and kill the man who really did the deed. This miscreant now lives and honorable life in his new town, seemingly reformed and not at all likely as a vicious killer, and I'm sure most people will figure out the little twists in the relationships long before they're revealed. It's all nicely shot in a brighter and wider (1.85) visual style than the usual noir, and director Stevens utilizes both locations and cast, especially himself as the bitter protagonist, well, but it all seems awfully familiar ultimately.

7. Panique (Julien Duvivier, 1946)

I saw Monsier Hire when it was first released in the US almost 30 years ago, and my memory is awfully dim, so I'm not sure I would have recognized this as the earlier version of the same story - apart from the name of the title character of course, played in this film by the great Michel Simon in an uncharacteristically melancholy, almost subdued performance. He still manages to totally dominate the screen and give a "big" performance despite the lack of overt gusto - a tribute to the actor and to Duvivier's careful filmmaking I think. Essentially this is one of those "somebody's been murdered, let's blame the weird guy who's not like the rest of us" story, with Simon's Mr. Hire a rather misanthropic, sometimes rude intellectual and mystic who keeps to himself and resists the friendship of others or any real sense of community. One interesting element - never overt as I recall - is the origin of M. Hire - whose real name is "Hirovich". One year after the war, and I don't think many French filmmakers wanted to deal with antisemitism, and the possible hounding of someone to death merely for his (perceived) Jewishness - so it is little remarked upon, but it is there. It's all beautifully done, very noir I guess in many respects, though I can't say it bowled me over.

8. The Beast of the City (Charles Brabin, 1932)

Walter Huston is a cop willing to use any means necessary to get his man - in this case a mobster (Jean Hersholt) who basically runs the (unnamed) town. There's a complication - Huston's kid brother is an up-and-coming officer who wants a chance to prove himself, but Huston doesn't think he's ready, and the troubles the kid gets into set the stage for an ending that is one of the toughest and most violent of the whole pre-Code era - really something, and with a couple of images near the end that recall not only the many violent endings of films from the 60s and later but also quite specifically John Woo's The Killer - perhaps that's just me but it seemed an unmistakable visual connection. Jean Harlow is also on hand as, what else, the gangster's moll who falls in with the young brother. Solid work though the copy I saw was wretched, should've looked for a better one or waited, oh well.

9. Clue (Jonathan Lynn, 1985)

Nostalgia for me, and that's a pretty large part of the enjoyment I got out of this adaptation of the famous board game - this must be one of the first board game based films. Not that I played the game much but I remember when the film came out and I had friends who loved it, but I never got around to it until now. I think one's tolerance for this will mostly rely on either memories and nostalgic feeling like mine, or on the cast, who are all fun though I think the only standout is Tim Curry as the butler, who is just terrific.

10. Lee's Adventure (Frant Gwo, 2011)

A film I feel I should have liked more - well, should have liked, since overall I didn''t. Time travel / time loop fantasy about a young man who suffers from Time Perception Disorder, which makes time feel very distorted for him - or makes him speed up /slow down time; it's initially unclear whether this is a perception thing - a disease or problem - or an uncontrollable special power. After dealing with this in various mostly unsuccessful ways for years he meets a young woman with the same curse/ability, and of course they fall in love and of course - this isn't really a spoiler - there's a tragedy, and he has to try to use his abilities to fix it. I wanted to like this but it was so scattershot and messy, and generally visually uninteresting (though I suspect a lot of folks will love the very glossy digital-fake look) that I couldn't, and to be fair I'm not entirely sure I really got the whole plot straight, or what it was supposed to leave us with. But it had it's moments and as a confirmed time-travel obsessive I suspect I'll give it another chance someday.

11. La nuit fantastique / Fantastic Night (Marcel L'Herbier, 1942)

This is the first of L'Herbier's sound films that I've seen, and it's quite different from the more intense, dramatic, and generally larger-scale silents that I've watched. It's a fairly light and playful fantasy, a dream-logic experience of a young man who fantasizes about a beautiful woman while asleep, to the point where he is obsessed and no longer cares for his real-life girlfriend. One day he takes a little nap at his place of employment and the dream-world takes over, with a madcap adventure involving magicians, seedy nightclubs, rooftop and car/bike chases, and of course the promise of romance with the mysterious beauty - if he can ever find her when he's awake again, of course. This was wonderful and developed a feeling of both surrealism and noirish danger at times, and in the end felt much more serious in it's examination of the logic and importance of dreaming than it's relatively silly beginning promised. Fernand Gravéy is quite a bit too old to seem a likely student, but his resemblance at times to William Powell made me not care, and Micheline Presle - 20 at the time, 96 now and one of the last of her generation of French screen thespians - has the right mix of allure, mysteriousness, and good humor. I know I'd follow her on just about any adventure.

12. Dr. Plonk (Rolf de Heer, 2007)

Visually this is quite a brilliant recreation of the silent comedy feature genre, with a much more accurate "feel" for this type of film than The Artist or even some of Guy Maddin's work - the slightly choppy movement (I'm guessing this was filmed at 16-20 fps or made to mimic it), the look and wording of the title cards, much of the slapstick - all would be at home in 1918 or 1923. But the perfect mimicking of style is not unfortunately matched by the storytelling, which I found pretty dull and quick to wear out it's welcome. There's a fine art to slapstick, chase scenes, and characterizations without the use of sound, and I guess for me de Heer and his crew don't often get it, and if some of the chases and stuntwork in the second half of the film are really good, there are also problems like the character of Plonk''s assistant Paulus who hits the stupidity meter hard enough that it ceases to be amusing. I certainly appreciated the time travel concept, which I don't believe was ever really used in the silent era, and I mostly liked Nigel Martin as the titular mad scientist but overall this scores a big ol' meh for me.

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Post by maxwelldeux » April 20th, 2019, 1:02 am

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April 19th, 2019, 11:25 pm
9. Clue (Jonathan Lynn, 1985)

Nostalgia for me, and that's a pretty large part of the enjoyment I got out of this adaptation of the famous board game - this must be one of the first board game based films. Not that I played the game much but I remember when the film came out and I had friends who loved it, but I never got around to it until now. I think one's tolerance for this will mostly rely on either memories and nostalgic feeling like mine, or on the cast, who are all fun though I think the only standout is Tim Curry as the butler, who is just terrific.

10. Lee's Adventure (Frant Gwo, 2011)

A film I feel I should have liked more - well, should have liked, since overall I didn''t. Time travel / time loop fantasy about a young man who suffers from Time Perception Disorder, which makes time feel very distorted for him - or makes him speed up /slow down time; it's initially unclear whether this is a perception thing - a disease or problem - or an uncontrollable special power. After dealing with this in various mostly unsuccessful ways for years he meets a young woman with the same curse/ability, and of course they fall in love and of course - this isn't really a spoiler - there's a tragedy, and he has to try to use his abilities to fix it. I wanted to like this but it was so scattershot and messy, and generally visually uninteresting (though I suspect a lot of folks will love the very glossy digital-fake look) that I couldn't, and to be fair I'm not entirely sure I really got the whole plot straight, or what it was supposed to leave us with. But it had it's moments and as a confirmed time-travel obsessive I suspect I'll give it another chance someday.
On Clue, I get the nostalgia feeling - I love those feelings of nostalgia when I watch it. I played the game, watched the movie growing up, watched it a lot in college, etc. Tim Curry was obviously fantastic, but I thought everyone was fascinating in their character. Key question, though - did you watch 1 ending, or all three endings?

Thanks for watching Lee's Adventure! I can't quite articulate why, but I loved the scattershot frenetic pacing. I never knew where it was going or how different elements of the film would play out, but that just hit me at the right spot at the right time.

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Post by sol » April 20th, 2019, 2:38 am

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April 19th, 2019, 11:25 pm
12. Dr. Plonk (Rolf de Heer, 2007)

Visually this is quite a brilliant recreation of the silent comedy feature genre, with a much more accurate "feel" for this type of film than The Artist or even some of Guy Maddin's work - the slightly choppy movement (I'm guessing this was filmed at 16-20 fps or made to mimic it), the look and wording of the title cards, much of the slapstick - all would be at home in 1918 or 1923 ... I certainly appreciated the time travel concept, which I don't believe was ever really used in the silent era, and I mostly liked Nigel Martin as the titular mad scientist but overall this scores a big ol' meh for me.
Well, I'm glad you were able to appreciate the aspects that I love so much about the film, even if you didn't really like it overall.

Anyway, you're not the only person to watch Dr. Plonk this month and not like it. It has been a really eye-opening month for me. I find it very hard to predict what other folks will like and I in no way expected Dr. Plonk to be so divisive when I started plugging it. I suppose I can't blame everyone else then for turning up their noses at Angela and Summerfield, despite both being readily available online and the latter being a Challenge Double. :shrug:

But something good comes from something not-so-good. If one more person watches Dr. Plonk, that will make 8 (4+4) watches and will allow me to promote yet another Australian Challenge Double available on YouTube that nobody will see. :pinch:
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1. Große Freiheit Nr. 7 1944 — a.k.a. Port of Freedom, in 3 top lists 5/10 [revote]
2. Ladybird Ladybird (1994, Ken Loach)
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Post by weirdboy » April 20th, 2019, 3:27 am

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2. Beloe solntse pustyni AKA White Sun of the Desert (1970) - Vladimir Motyl 7/10
3. Ashani Sanket AKA Distant Thunder (1973) - Satyajit Ray
4. Oliver Twist (1948) - David Lean 8/10
5. Chichi ariki 父ありき AKA There Was a Father (1942) - Yasujiro Ozu 7/10
6. The Long Voyage Home (1940) - John Ford 6/10
7. Riso amaro AKA Bitter Rice (1949) - Guiseppe De Santis 8/10
8. The Gang's All Here (1943) - Busby Berkeley 7/10
9. Act of Violence (1949) - Fred Zimmerman 7/10
10. Panique (1946) - Julien Duvivier 8/10
11. Remorques (1941) - Jean Gremillon 6/10
12. Maboroshi no hikari 幻の光 AKA Maborosi (1995) - Hirokazu Koreeda 7/10

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Post by OldAle1 » April 20th, 2019, 3:51 am

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PS: You can nominate a film for the bonus game, if you wish.
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Post by OldAle1 » April 20th, 2019, 3:59 am

sol wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 2:38 am
OldAle1 wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 11:25 pm
12. Dr. Plonk (Rolf de Heer, 2007)

Visually this is quite a brilliant recreation of the silent comedy feature genre, with a much more accurate "feel" for this type of film than The Artist or even some of Guy Maddin's work - the slightly choppy movement (I'm guessing this was filmed at 16-20 fps or made to mimic it), the look and wording of the title cards, much of the slapstick - all would be at home in 1918 or 1923 ... I certainly appreciated the time travel concept, which I don't believe was ever really used in the silent era, and I mostly liked Nigel Martin as the titular mad scientist but overall this scores a big ol' meh for me.
Well, I'm glad you were able to appreciate the aspects that I love so much about the film, even if you didn't really like it overall.

Anyway, you're not the only person to watch Dr. Plonk this month and not like it. It has been a really eye-opening month for me. I find it very hard to predict what other folks will like and I in no way expected Dr. Plonk to be so divisive when I started plugging it. I suppose I can't blame everyone else then for turning up their noses at Angela and Summerfield, despite both being readily available online and the latter being a Challenge Double. :shrug:

But something good comes from something not-so-good. If one more person watches Dr. Plonk, that will make 8 (4+4) watches and will allow me to promote yet another Australian Challenge Double available on YouTube that nobody will see. :pinch:
I think I saw Angela when it came out though I never checked it - just can''t be sure, I know I read about it at the time and it feels familiar but I just can''t say for sure. I don't think I'll get to it now though I might watch Summerfield. I've just been sort of down on movies and on the internet this month though so I dunno.

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Post by sol » April 20th, 2019, 4:26 am

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April 20th, 2019, 3:59 am
I think I saw Angela when it came out though I never checked it - just can''t be sure, I know I read about it at the time and it feels familiar but I just can''t say for sure. I don't think I'll get to it now though I might watch Summerfield. I've just been sort of down on movies and on the internet this month though so I dunno.
Angela was my favourite discovery from last year's Directed by Women Challenge. I think more people would seek it out if they were aware that it was a borderline psychological horror film, but Rebecca Miller kind of does everything to disguise that fact at first. I don't know about Summerfield. It's a very quiet sort of film, and probably one that I need to revisit to properly evaluate it, but again it's a film that I think more folks would dive into were it more obvious that the film is a cross-blend between The Wicker Man and Wake in Fright. As the saying goes though, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink...
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Post by OldAle1 » April 20th, 2019, 4:29 am

sol wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 4:26 am
the film is a cross-blend between The Wicker Man and Wake in Fright. As the saying goes though, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink...
That certainly makes me more interested. Problem is we horses have thousands of watering holes to drink from, and only a couple we can slurp up every day...

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Post by sol » April 20th, 2019, 4:41 am

OldAle1 wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 4:29 am
sol wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 4:26 am
the film is a cross-blend between The Wicker Man and Wake in Fright. As the saying goes though, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink...
That certainly makes me more interested. Problem is we horses have thousands of watering holes to drink from, and only a couple we can slurp up every day...
That's true, and while I had kind of hoped that my DTC nominees would get more attention this year since all of them were either March or April Challenge Doubles, I guess this goes to prove that a lot of folks are not relying on doubles and triples to determine their monthly viewing, which is probably a good thing, i.e. greater diversity and all.
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Post by OldAle1 » April 20th, 2019, 4:48 am

sol wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 4:41 am
OldAle1 wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 4:29 am
sol wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 4:26 am
the film is a cross-blend between The Wicker Man and Wake in Fright. As the saying goes though, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink...
That certainly makes me more interested. Problem is we horses have thousands of watering holes to drink from, and only a couple we can slurp up every day...
That's true, and while I had kind of hoped that my DTC nominees would get more attention this year since all of them were either March or April Challenge Doubles, I guess this goes to prove that a lot of folks are not relying on doubles and triples to determine their monthly viewing, which is probably a good thing, i.e. greater diversity and all.
I'm actually doing a lot of doubles this month, but only because I'm trying to keep up the 10 per challenge goal which I set myself. I know that's nothing for a lot of folks but it's tough for me some months so it's been useful. But once I hit those 10s I may not bother with anything more that's a double and just stick with a few that I most want to see. Having a list of 150+ DTC noms that I consider priorities and have copies of currently doesn't help to narrow things down much though...

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1. I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like (1986)
2. Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013)
3a. Das triadische Ballett (1970) 29min + Bonus #1
3b. Art of Memory (1987) 37min = 66min Bonus #2
4. Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1952)
5. No Men Beyond This Point (2015)
6. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
7. The Music of Chance (1993) Bonus #3
8. L'Ordre et la morale (2011) Bonus #4
9a. BabaKiueria (1986) 29min Bonus #5
9b. Sepio (1996) 31min = 60m
10. Nobody's Business (1996) Bonus #6
11. All This Mayhem (2014) Bonus #7
12. Give Us This Day (1949)
13. Train to Busan (2016)
14. Sweet Country (2017)
15. Right of Way (1983) Bonus #8
16. The Hit (1984) Bonus #9 REVISION
17. Meru (2015) Bonus #10
18. The Field (1990) Bonus #11
19. The Work (2017) Bonus #12
20. Metro Manila (2013) Bonus #13
21. Longitude: Ep. 1 (2000) Bonus #14
22. Longitude: Ep. 2 (2000) Bonus #14
23. What Made Her Do It? (1930) Bonus #15
24a. Ways of Seeing: Ep. 1 (1972) Bonus #16
24b. Ways of Seeing: Ep. 2 (1972)
25a. Ways of Seeing: Ep. 3 (1972)
25b. Ways of Seeing: Ep. 4 (1972)
26. Ladybug Ladybug (1963) Bonus #17 REVISION
27. Running on Empty (1988) Bonus #18 REVISION
28a. False Aging (2008) 15min
28b. Inca Light (1972) 17min + Bonus #19
28c. Eye Lands (1970) = 61min
29. The Ghost Camera (1933) Bonus #20
30. Dealer (2004) Bonus #21

31. Hobo (1992)

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1. Pleasantville (1998) 1/6
2. Go-yang-i-leul boo-tak-hae [Take Care of My Cat] (2001) 2/6
3. La donna del lago (1965) 4/6
4. Poesía sin fin (2016) 2/6
5. Husbands and Wives (1992) 3/6
6. L'enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot (2009) 4/6
7. Perceval le Gallois (1978) 4/6
8. Hundertwassers Regentag (1971) 4/6
9. Swiss Army Man (2016) 2/6
10. La caméra de Claire (2017) 1/6
11. Psiconautas, los niños olvidados (2015) 3/6
12. Miracle Mile (1988) 3/6

13. Al primo soffio di vento (2002) 5/6
14. Style Wars (1983) 4/6
15. Kamera o tomeru na! [One Cut of the Dead] (2017) 4/6
16. El mar la mar (2017) 3/6
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Post by filmbantha » April 20th, 2019, 8:20 am

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7. The Incident

Wow, I have a lot to say about this movie, but spoilers abound, so ...
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Halfway through this movie, I didn't like it. By the end, I hated it. I was just about ready to make it an official dislike on ICM, which is a pretty rare designation for me (I've only officially disliked 11 movies, though the truth is that dislike is too mild a term for how I feel about those movies). And now, about 12 hours later, I've come around and feel like I almost like it.

My initial hatred of the movie was based on three factors:
- (1) This movie belongs to a very niche sub-genre that I can only describe as, "Strangers come together on a form of transportation. We learn a little slice of their backstory. They interact. And then something terrible happens." The two other movies I've seen like this are H-8, which I don't like, and The High and the Mighty, which I really hate (it's one of the 11 movies on my official dislike list). Perhaps other people can name more examples. I've just always felt that there's something so silly and contrived and childish about these scenarios.

- (2) Lack of realism. There's some obvious lack of accuracy that anyone familiar with the New York subway system would recognize (it's extremely rare for even one door to malfunction never mind two, the train doesn't take nearly that long to move between stations), but which really isn't important. And anyway, I don't think filmmakers are obligated to recreate everything perfectly. The lack of realism which annoys me was the depiction of the behavior of people on the subway. I've spent several decades riding the New York subways, and I can tell you that New Yorkers simply would not have behaved as the people in this movie do. If two hooligans actually got on a subway car and started a campaign of intimidation and rough-housing, the vast majority of the people would simply get off. New Yorkers are reluctant to intervene in situations that do not involve themselves, so it's certainly possible that no one would want to confront the hooligans, but they definitely would get out of that car. Some of them would move to a different car, others would wait for another train. Some of them certainly would have informed the conductor and the station attendant. I don't believe movies need to be captive to an imperative for authenticity. But they do have to be believable, and this movie's believability suffered along with its emotional and narrative impact because of a lack of realism when it came to subway behavior. To those who would say I'm wrong about New Yorkers, I admit that I love my hometown, but I'm neither blind to nor silent about its many problems.

- (3) Finally, the ending. After every single New Yorker in the subway becomes a coward and/or a victim of the hooligans, it falls to Beau Bridges' Oklahoma soldier boy to provide the sole moment of courage. As the New Yorkers cower, Oklahoma shows his mettle. This character's heroism felt like such a smack in the face of New Yorkers. And while watching the ending, I felt sure that this movie was made by someone from Oklahoma or elsewhere who had spent a couple of days in New York and peered down their nose at our manners and lack of values. I could almost hear Sarah Palin sneer at New York as a place where real people don't live and real values don't exist.

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So that's why I hated the movie. And then a couple of things made me change my mind:
- First, I have to admit that the movie is shot well and has good acting.

- Then, I did some research and discovered that both the director and screenwriter grew up in the Bronx (where the movie begins). That really changed my viewpoint and pretty much eliminated hate factor 3 above. Suddenly, I saw the movie as a statement of men who are disgusted with their own society. There's a venerable tradition for that sort of thing in movie history. And certainly there was plenty in 1967 New York to be disgusted with. I wonder to what extent the filmmakers were influenced by the Kitty Genovese story, the infamous 1964 incident in which a New York woman was murdered outside her apartment building while supposedly dozens of neighbors watched and did nothing. Over the decades, historians have revealed that actually very few people saw the attack and two of those who did called the police. But for decades, the Genovese myth colored how people felt about New York.

- Finally, I have to consider the extent to which the story is constructed metaphorically rather than as a straightforward narrative. In this interpretation, the subway becomes a metaphor for purgatory or hell. Here, I have to admit that I know little of Christian doctrine, so I'm on thin ice -- it's also possible that some other religion's doctrines might be providing the structuring metaphor. Here's my argument: The subway begins as an elevated train, and most of the passengers get on board when it is above ground. The hooligans get on when the train goes below ground, where it remains. The hooligans themselves are very thin sketches, and it's possible to see them as demons rather than humans. Finally, almost all of the passengers are depicted in some negative way before they get on the train. All of the couples are bickering for bad reasons. The three people who are on their own are alcoholics or gay. The only two people who are not show in a negative light are the two soldiers, one of whom becomes the eventual hero. Overall, it's possible to see the movie as a story about sinful people who encounter demons who then challenge them in a way that makes them reveal their lack of courage or uprightness.

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So that's where I am right now. I don't hate the movie anymore. I still don't particularly like it, but I think I understand and admire what the filmmakers were trying to do.

One last thing: This was Martin Sheen's movie debut. Though he's most famous now as President Josiah Gravitas in a moderate liberal TV fantasia of American politics, his two best known movies roles are probably as a stone cold killer going insane (in Apocalypse Now) and a stone cold killer going insane (in Badlands). I wonder to what extent he got those two roles because of his performance in this movie.

I really enjoyed reading your thoughts on The Incident, Blocho, so thanks for sharing and for checking out one of my nominations. I'm glad that you didn't just dismiss it based on your initial thoughts and I'm pleased to see it clearly had an impact on you.

The religious angle is an interesting analogy and one that I have never considered, I would have to revisit it to see how plausible that interpretation is as it has been a few years since I have seen it. One thing that I love about the film is how it makes you feel like a passenger on the subway and provokes you as a viewer by challenging your integrity and making you consider how you would react in such a situation. It's quite an uncomfortable prospect to think about; I'm sure we would all like to imagine that we would intervene and try to calm the situation but when it boils down to it I honestly don't know if I would have the courage to stand up to such hostile people.

I would be curious to know what you will be rating it for the DTC ballot if you are willing to share but don't feel obliged if you would rather keep your votes to yourself :) Also, here is my review of the film in case you would like to read more about why I regard it so highly: The Incident

Here are the nominations I have seen so far, and a brief summary of my thoughts on those I have seen over the past week:
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1. Sterne - 7/10
2. The Sea That Thinks - 5/10
3. Lee's Adventure - 5/10 (Bonus game #1)
4. Dr Plonk - 6/10 (Bonus game #2)
5. King Rat - 7/10
6. Running on Empty - 7/10 (Bonus game #3)
7. The Field - 8/10 (Bonus game #4)
8. BabaKiueria - 6/10 (Bonus game #5)
9. Fists in the Pocket (7/10) - A fascinating insight into a dysfunctional Italian family with some great camerawork and brilliant acting from the lead. It is quite a heavy and moody film with a bleak outlook and I could have easily watched another hour of these disturbed characters.

10. Sorcerer (8/10) - I have sat on the blu-ray of this for a few months and wish I had watched it sooner. It doesn't quite compare to the masterpiece that is The Wages of Fear (9/10) but as remakes/reinterpretations go this is an excellent film. It's hard to believe that it doesn't appear on any icm lists and I hope this enters the DTC as it is without a doubt the best nomination I have seen so far.

11. Fucking Amal (7/10) - An enthralling Swedish coming of age drama with impressive performances from the young girls at the heart of the story.

12. House of Games (6/10) - This was a good film I just found it too predictable having seen many similar films about con men. There were no surprises in what I imagine should have been a film that leaves you on the edge of your seat with its twists and turns.

13. Redd Inc (4/10) - Horror is my favourite genre and I would love to see more of it on the DTC list, however, Redd Inc left me underwhelmed. There were some first rate gore effects and a relatively interesting concept but the execution of the idea wasn't handled particularly well.

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Post by hurluberlu » April 20th, 2019, 9:34 am

19. The Silent Partner (Daryl Duke, 1978) [cayh] 6/10 (IMDb) 1/6 (DtC)
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20. In the Heat of the Sun / Yang guang can lan de ri zi (Wen Jiang, 1994) [PeacefulAnarchy] 8+/10 (IMDb) 5/6 (DtC)
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21. Girl with Hyacintha /Flicka och hyacinter! (Hasse Ekman, 1950) [72allinncallme] 7+/10 (IMDb) 4/6 (DtC)
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22. My Dinner with Andre (Louis Malle, 1981) [DtC 2014] 6+/10 (IMDb) 2/6 (DtC)
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23. Black Rain / Kuroi ame (Shôhei Imamura, 1989) [DtC 2014] 8/10 (IMDb) 5/6 (DtC)
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redoubling doubling (Official)Show
1. Eureka (Nicolas Roeg, 1983) [Labraxas] 7+/10 (IMDb) 4/6 (DtC)

Uneven, probably too ambitious, but captivating as a predecessor, if not a direct source of inspiration, for There WIll be Blood.

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2. Drunken Angel / Yoidore tenshi (Akira Kurosawa, 1948) [tobias] 7/10 (IMDb) 3/6 (DtC)
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3. L'amour fou (Jacques Rivette, 1969) [TSDPT drop-off] 6+/10 (IMDb) 2/6 (DtC)
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4. Man of Straw / Der Untertan (Wolfgang Staudte, 1951) [DTC 2014] 7+/10 (IMDb) 4/6 (DtC)
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5. Show me Love / Fucking Åmål (Lukas Moodysson, 1998) [DTC 2014] 7-/10 (IMDb) 2/6 (DtC)
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6. The Bird People in China / Chûgoku no chôjin (Takashi Miike, 1998) [DtC 2014] 7/10 (IMDb) 3/6 (DtC)
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7. Murder by Death (Robert Moore, 1976) [Gordon_Gekko] 7-/10 (IMDb) 2/6 (DtC)
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8. Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford, 2016) [TSPDT drop-off] 5+/10 (IMDb) 1/6 (DtC)
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9. Seduced and Abandoned / Sedotta e abbandonata (Pietro Germi, 1964) [AB537] 7+/10 (IMDb) 4/6 (DtC)
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10. Tampopo (Jûzô Itami, 1985) [DTC 2014] 7/10 (IMDb) 3/6 (DtC)
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11. Dead of Night (Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer, 1945) [DTC 2014] 7/10 (IMDb) 3/6 (DtC)
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12. Pauline & Paulette (Lieven Debrauwer, 2001) [jvv] 6-/10 (IMDb) 1/6 (DtC)
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13. The War Game (Peter Watkins, 1965) [DTC 2014] 7-/10 (IMDb) 2/6 (DtC)
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14. Illuminated Texts (R. Bruce Elder, 1982) [DtC 2018] 8/10 (IMDb) 5/6 (DtC)
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15. Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944) [jvv] 7/10 (IMDb) 3/6 (DtC)
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16. One Cut of the Dead /Kamera o tomeru na! (Shin'ichirô Ueda, 2017) [mjf314] 7-/10 (IMDb) 2/6 (DtC)
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17. Ashes and Snow (Gregory Colbert, 2005) [joachimt] 8/10 (IMDb) 5/6 (DtC)
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18. Alone in the Wilderness (Sam Keith, Dick Proenneke, 2004) [monclivie] 7/10 (IMDb) 3/6 (DtC)
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1. Bad Timing (Nicolas Roeg, 1980) [TSPDT drop-off] 7+/10 (IMDb) 4/6 (DtC)
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2. The Slender Thread (Sydney Pollack, 1965) [Nathan Treadway] 6+/10 (IMDb) 2/6 (DtC)
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3. Whisper of my Heart / Mimi wo sumaseba (Yoshifumi Kondô, 1995) [DtC 2014] 7/10 (IMDb) 3/6 (DtC)
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4. The Pawnbroker (Sydney Lumet, 1964) [DtC 2014] 7-/10 (IMDb) 3/6 (DtC)
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5. The Proud and the Beautiful / Les Orgueilleux (Yves Allégret, Rafael E. Portas, 1953) [XxXApathy420XxX] 6/10 (IMDb) 2/6 (DtC)
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6. Look at Me / Comme Une Image (Agnès Jaoui, 2004) [TSPDT drop-off] 6/10 (IMDb) 2/6 (DtC)
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7. Short Subject (Lee Savage, 1969) [tourdesb] 5/10 (IMDb) 1/6 (DtC)
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8. Read My Lips / Sur mes lèvres (Jacques Audiard, 2001) [boss0506] 6+/10 (IMDb) 2/6 (DtC)
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9. The Blood of a Poet / Le sang d'un poète (Jean Cocteau, 1932) [Carmel1379] 7+/10 (IMDb) 4/6 (DtC)
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10. Profit & Nothing But! Or Impolite Thoughts on the Class Struggle / Le Profit et rien d'autre (Raoul Peck, 2001) [TSPDT drop-off] 5+/10 (IMDb) 1/6 (DtC)
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11. Beating Heart / Battement de Coeur (Henri Decoin, 1940) [Angel Glez] 6+/10 (IMDb) 2/6 (DtC)
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12. Yoyo (Pierre Étaix, 1965) [DtC 2014] 8/10 (IMDb) 5/6 (DtC)
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13. Jane B. for Agnes V. / Jane B. par Agnès V. (Agnès Varda, 1988) [St. Gloede] 8-/10 (IMDb) 4/6 (DtC)
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14. Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? / Où gît votre sourire enfoui? (Pedro Costa, Thierry Lounas, 2001) [PGonzalez] 8-/10 (IMDb) 4/6 (DtC)
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Post by rnilsson19 » April 20th, 2019, 1:35 pm

Not CanonicalShow
1. Bruits d'images aux fenêtres d'osmin (Jakobois, 1984) - :thumbsup:
2. Great Display of Brock's Fireworks (1904)
3. Ace of Light (Dennis Pies, 1984)
4. Chage & Aska: On Your Mark (Hayao Miyazaki, 1995)
5. Silvercup (Jim Jennings, 1998)
6. Rohfilm (Birgit Hein/Wilhelm Hein, 1968)
7. Nuestra Señora de Paris (Teo Hernandez, 1982)
8. Acht Stunden sind kein Tag (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1972) - (l) A resounding 6/6.
9. The Rugged Island: A Shetland Lyric (Jenny Gilbertson, 1934)
10. False Aging (Lewis Klahr, 2008)
11. Miejsce urodzenia (Pawel Lozinski, 1992)
12. Passacaglia y Fuga (Jorge Honik, 1975)
13. Reifezeit (Sohrab Shahid Saless, 1976)
14. The Purple Plain (Robert Parrish, 1954)
15. Hajnal (András Szirtes, 1979)
16. Irezumi (Yasuzô Masumura, 1966) :thumbsup:
17. Alyonka (Boris Barnet, 1961)
18. LA Plays Itself (Fred Halsted, 1972)
19. Eye Lands (Myron Ort, 1970)
20. The Blackout (Abel Ferrara, 1997) :thumbsup:
21. Viele kamen vorbei (Peter Pewas, 1956)
22. Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja (Sang-soo Hong, 2017)
23. Je t'attendrai (Léonide Moguy, 1939)
24. Lust for Life (Vincente Minnelli, 1956)
25. Peau de pêche (Jean Benoît-Lévy/Marie Epstein, 1929) :thumbsup:
26. Maudite soit la guerre (Alfred Machin, 1914)
27. Memorandum (John Spotton/Donald Brittain, 1967)
28. Toccata for Toy Trains (Charles Eames/Ray Eames, 1957)
29. BabaKiueria (Don Featherstone, 1986)
30. V-E +1 (Samuel Fuller, 1945)
31. Babylon (Franco Rosso, 1980) (l)
32. Panique (Julien Duvivier, 1946) (l)
33. Light and the City (Leo Hurwitz/Peggy Lawson, 1970)
34. Up (Mike Hoover/Tim Huntley, 1984)
35. If You Stand with Your Back to the Slowing of the Speed of Light in Water (Julie Murray, 1997)
36. Gostanza da Libbiano (Paolo Benvenuti, 2000)
37. Mayerling (Anatole Litvak, 1936)
38. Moontide (Archie Mayo, 1942)
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1. Personal Problems (Bill Gunn, 1980)
2. Winifred Wagner und die Geschichte des Hauses Wahnfried von 1914-1975 (Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, 1976) :thumbsup:
3. Shorts:

Art of Memory (Woody Vasulka, 1987) 37 min REWATCH :thumbsup:
Il caso Valdemar (Gianni Hoepli/Ubaldo Magnaghi, 1936) 12 min.
The Pointer (Clyde Geronimi, 1939) 9 min
States (Hollis Frampton, 1967) 18 min

4. Virgin People (Celso Ad. Castillo, 1984)
5. Prénom Carmen (Jean-Luc Godard, 1983) :thumbsup:
6. Thunderbolt (Josef Von Sternberg, 1929)
7. Une vie (Alexandre Astruc, 1958)
8. Frieda (Basil Dearden, 1947)
9. The Long Voyage Home (John Ford, 1940)
10. Saenghwalui balgyeon (Sang-soo Hong, 2002) :thumbsup:
11. Trzecia czesc nocy (Andrzej Zulawski, 1971) :thumbsup:
12. The Magical World of Disney: Mars and Beyond (Ward Kimball, 1957)
13. Devi (Satyajit Ray, 1960)
14. Model (Frederick Wiseman, 1981)
15. Anjô-ke no butôkai (Kôzaburô Yoshimura, 1947) :thumbsup:
16. Les rendez-vous de Paris (Eric Rohmer, 1995)
17. O Último Mergulho (João César Monteiro, 1992)
18. Illuminated Texts (R. Bruce Elder, 1982)
19. Billy Liar (John Schlesinger, 1963)
20. Nazi Concentration Camps (George Stevens, 1945)
21. Nagareru (Mikio Naruse, 1956) :thumbsup:
22. The Naked Dawn (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1955)
23. I pugni in tasca (Marco Bellocchio, 1965)
24. Zui quan (Woo-ping Yuen, 1978)
25. Satansbraten (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1976) :thumbsup:

26. Vokaldy paralelder (Rustam Khamdamov, 2005)

@RBG, I enjoyed this one, visually striking, very Schroeter-esque, but is the version with the dull Russian man dubbing over all the dialogue the only version knocking about?

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Post by ChrisReynolds » April 20th, 2019, 8:58 pm

Previously watched...Show
1. Black Moon (Malle, 1975) 3 official lists (Nomination from Labraxas) 5/10 (IMDb) 1/6 (DtC)
2. Wisconsin Death Trip (Marsh, 1999) 0 official lists (Nomination from XxXApathy420XxX) 5/10 (IMDb) 1/6 (DtC)
3. Soldaat van Oranje / Soldier of Orange (Verhoeven, 1977) 3 official lists (Nomination from Panunzio) 7/10 (IMDb) 3/6 (DtC)
4. 13 Tzameti (Babluani, 2005) 0 official lists (Nomination from sacmersault) 4/10 (IMDb) 0/6 (DtC)
5. 13th (DuVernay, 2016) 2 official lists (Nomination from TSPDT 21st Century drop-offs) 5/10 (IMDb) 1/6 (DtC)
6. Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (Trier, 2013) 1 official list (Nomination from tobias)
This feels like a very indulgent work from von Trier, complete with awkward metaphors that are strained to the point of absurdity, but Trier's humour and skilled direction makes it fun and and appealing in a way that complements the bleakness of the theme. As an exploration of sex addiction and loneliness, I preferred this to Steve McQueen's Shame. Sidenote: Shia LaBeouf and Christian Slater do two of the worst fake English accents I've heard in a professional film.
7/10 (IMDb) 3/6 (DtC)

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7. La tortue rouge / The Red Turtle (Wit, 2016) 0 official lists (Nomination from Fergenaprido)
Interesting to break up the Nymphomaniac episodes with this, because this also seemed to be in part an exploration of loneliness and isolation. But this has a more optimistic outlook than von Trier and the protagonist progresses to acceptance and contentment with the assistance of symbolic turtles. The animation is beautiful, and it's definitely a powerful work but I'm not sure I'd quite place this in the top 1200 films due to the fact that I don't think the substance is deep enough to entirely support the runtime; it feels long even though it's a brief 80 minutes.
7/10 (IMDb) 4/6 (DtC)

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8. Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (Trier, 2013) 1 official list (Nomination from tobias)
The conclusion of this opus, but it a lesser work than its predecessor, with the plot feeling less convincing and Jamie Bell appearing in what I found to be the weakest and longest vignette.
6/10 (IMDb) 2/6 (DtC)

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Post by sol » April 21st, 2019, 2:51 am

Troubling the CanonShow
1. I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like (1986)
2. Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013)
3a. Das triadische Ballett (1970) 29min + Bonus #1
3b. Art of Memory (1987) 37min = 66min Bonus #2
4. Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1952)
5. No Men Beyond This Point (2015)
6. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
7. The Music of Chance (1993) Bonus #3
8. L'Ordre et la morale (2011) Bonus #4
9a. BabaKiueria (1986) 29min Bonus #5
9b. Sepio (1996) 31min = 60m
10. Nobody's Business (1996) Bonus #6
11. All This Mayhem (2014) Bonus #7
12. Give Us This Day (1949)
13. Train to Busan (2016)
14. Sweet Country (2017)
15. Right of Way (1983) Bonus #8
16. The Hit (1984) Bonus #9 REVISION
17. Meru (2015) Bonus #10
18. The Field (1990) Bonus #11
19. The Work (2017) Bonus #12
20. Metro Manila (2013) Bonus #13
21. Longitude: Ep. 1 (2000) Bonus #14
22. Longitude: Ep. 2 (2000) Bonus #14
23. What Made Her Do It? (1930) Bonus #15
24a. Ways of Seeing: Ep. 1 (1972) Bonus #16
24b. Ways of Seeing: Ep. 2 (1972)
25a. Ways of Seeing: Ep. 3 (1972)
25b. Ways of Seeing: Ep. 4 (1972)
26. Ladybug Ladybug (1963) Bonus #17 REVISION
27. Running on Empty (1988) Bonus #18 REVISION
28a. False Aging (2008) 15min
28b. Inca Light (1972) 17min + Bonus #19
28c. Eye Lands (1970) = 61min
29. The Ghost Camera (1933) Bonus #20
30. Dealer (2004) Bonus #21
31. Hobo (1992)

32. Uptight (1968)

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Without the atmospheric black and white visuals of the 1935 original, this remake of The Informer initially is hard to get into. Things get very interesting once he informs though, with a carnival sequence (in particular some 'house of mirrors' distortions; see above) highlighting his mixture of elation at his newfound wealth and uncertainty over what he has done. The film goes on a little long at the and ultimately outstays its welcome, but this is a pretty nifty film in general, and one that curiously ties into the then-recent assassination of Martin Luther King.
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Post by St. Gloede » April 21st, 2019, 5:14 am

DtC ratings:
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1. Zwischen zwei Kriegen / Between Two Wars (1978, Harun Farocki) 4 (started on sunday, but finished after midnight)
2. Videogramme einer Revolution / Videogram of a Revolution (1992, Harun Farocki) 3
3. Soleil Ô (1970, Med Hondo) 3
4. Les mille et une mains / A Thousand and One Hands (1973, Souheil Ben-Barka) 1 (fantastic first 15 minutes however)
5. Meandre (1966, Mircea Saucan) 6 (Spellbinding!!!) (l) (l) (l)
6. Don Kikhot / Don Quixote (1957, Grigori Kozintsev) 2
7. Un Amleto di meno / One Hamlet Less (1973, Carmelo Bene) 0
8. Flucht nach Berlin / Flight to Berlin (1961, Will Tremper) 1
9. Boerensymfonie / Peasant Symphony (1944, Henri Storck & Maurice Delattre) 5 (l) (l)
10. Pyshka / Boule de suif (1934, Mikhail Romm) 2
11. Duminica la ora 6 / Sunday at Six (1965, Lucian Pintilie) 4
12. Kamouraska (1973, Claude Jutra) 3
13. Die endlose Nacht / The Endless Night, (1963, Will Temper) 1
14. Les orgueilleux / The Proud and the Beautiful (1953, Yves Allégret) 5 (l)
15. Jean-Luc persécuté (1966, Claude Goretta) 3
16. Zaseda / The Ambush (1969, Zivojin Pavlovic) 2
17. Os Lobos (1923, Rino Lupo) 1
18. Silvestre (1981, João César Monteiro) 4
19. Ladybird Ladybird (1994, Ken Loach) 4
20. Les antiquités de Rome (1991, Jean-Claude Rousseau) 5 (l) (l)
21. Rosa de Areia (1989, António Reis & Margarida Cordeiro) 4
22. Sedotta e abbandonata / Seduced and Abandoned (1964, Pietro Germi) 3
23. Les rendez-vous de Paris (1995, Eric Rohmer) 5 (almost went with 6 for this one, may still change my mind) (l) (l)
24. La Patagonia rebelde / Rebellion in Patagonia (1974, Héctor Olivera) 2
25. Omokage (1948, Heinosuke Gosho) 2
26. Benilde ou a Virgem Mãe / Benilde or the Virgin Mother (1975, Manoel de Oliveira) 3
27. Bittere Ernte / Angry Harvest (1985, Agnieszka Holland) 3
28. Casa de Lava / Down to Earth (1994, Pedro Costa) 2
29. Un borghese piccolo piccolo / An Average Little Man (1977, Mario Monicelli) 2
30, Giorgobistve / Falling Leaves (1966, Otar Iosseliani) 2
31. Behindert (1974, Stephen Dwoskin) 2
32. Giordano Bruno (1973, Giuliano Montaldo) 1
33. Monanieba (1984, Tengiz Abuladze) 3
34. A Promessa (1973, António de Macedo) 2
35. Bez konca / No End (1985, Krzysztof Kieslowski) 3
36. Una pelea cubana contra los demonios / A Cuban Fight Against Demons (1972, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea) 6 (l) (l) (l) (l)
37. O Canto do Mar / Song of the Sea (1953, Alberto Cavalcanti) 1-2
38. Kukuli (1961, Luis Figueroa & Eulogio Nishiyama) 0
39. Belyie gory / White Mountains (1965, Melis Ubukeyev) 2
40. Me, bebia, Iliko da Ilarioni / I, Grandmother, Iliko and Illarion (1962, Tengiz Abuladze) 3
41. Mi tío Jacinto / Uncle Hyacint (1956, Ladislao Vajda) 4
42. Identificazione di una donna (1982, Michelangelo Antonioni) 1
43. Der verlorene Sohn (1934, Luis Trenker) 2
44. Domingo à Tarde / Sunday Afternoon (1966, António de Macedo) 1
45. La caméra de Claire (2017, Sang-soo Hong) 1
46. Le cousin Jules (1972, Dominique Benicheti) 3
47. ... Mehri to ploio / Cornerstone (1966, Alexis Damianos) 0
48. Ziva istina / Real Truth (1972, Tomislav Radic) 1
49. Gostanza da Libbiano (2000, Paolo Benvenuti) 4
50. Sürü / The Herd (1978, Zeki Ökten) 0
51. La classe américaine (1993, Michel Hazanavicius & Dominique Mézerette) 0
52. Je t'attendrai (1939, Léonide Moguy) 2
53. Valamit visz a víz / Something is in the Water (1944, Gusztáv Oláh & Lajos Zilahy) 0-1
Not having the best luck as of late:

54. Dong fu ren AKA The Arch (1969, Shu Shuen Tong) 1
55. Utajo oboegaki AKA Notes of an Itinerant Performer (1941, Hiroshi Shimizu) 1

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Post by allisoncm » April 21st, 2019, 5:31 am

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1. Große Freiheit Nr. 7 1944 — a.k.a. Port of Freedom, in 3 top lists 5/10 [revote]
2. Ladybird Ladybird (1994, Ken Loach)
3. Mashenka (1942) 5/10
4. Les mille et une mains (1973) 6/10
5. Dr. Plonk (2007) 6/10 BONUS

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Post by sol » April 21st, 2019, 5:54 am

allisoncm wrote:
April 21st, 2019, 5:31 am
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1. Große Freiheit Nr. 7 1944 — a.k.a. Port of Freedom, in 3 top lists 5/10 [revote]
2. Ladybird Ladybird (1994, Ken Loach)
3. Mashenka (1942) 5/10
4. Les mille et une mains (1973) 6/10
5. Dr. Plonk (2007) 6/10 BONUS
Well, this is absolutely depressing. I just took a look at the film's iCM page and zzzorf has also watched it and marked it as a dislike. :shrug: I would have never dreamed that de Heer's silent film homage would receive such a lukewarm/negative reception from a film-loving community. You're not alone, allison - nobody else who has watched it this month has had much good to say about it. Oh, well. As I said to OldAle, I hope this doesn't put you off watching the other films that I have promoted for the DTC Challenge, especially given that most of them are Challenge Doubles this month.
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Post by sol » April 21st, 2019, 5:59 am

Not that anybody really trusts me with film recommendations any longer, but after 4+4 viewings of Dr Plonk this month, here is my next promoted movie, which you can stream online if you dare to subject yourself to a sol-recommendation again. :o

End Play (1976) Australia https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/end+play/ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072938/



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Post by ororama » April 21st, 2019, 7:35 am

1. La Perle (1929) * 34 min.
Inspirace (1949) * 11 min.
Zoo (1961) * 11 min.
Fugue (1999) * 7 min.


*First time viewing.

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Post by albajos » April 21st, 2019, 8:27 am

Well, that is the issue with lobbying movies in the DtC. There are negative votes here as opposed to 500<400. So you're better off having people watch movies that they actually want to see.

If you want to be strategic you can promote a movie you hate, and try to lower the vote instead :whistling:

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Post by zzzorf » April 21st, 2019, 8:42 am

sol wrote:
April 21st, 2019, 5:54 am
allisoncm wrote:
April 21st, 2019, 5:31 am
SpoilerShow
1. Große Freiheit Nr. 7 1944 — a.k.a. Port of Freedom, in 3 top lists 5/10 [revote]
2. Ladybird Ladybird (1994, Ken Loach)
3. Mashenka (1942) 5/10
4. Les mille et une mains (1973) 6/10
5. Dr. Plonk (2007) 6/10 BONUS
Well, this is absolutely depressing. I just took a look at the film's iCM page and zzzorf has also watched it and marked it as a dislike. :shrug: I would have never dreamed that de Heer's silent film homage would receive such a lukewarm/negative reception from a film-loving community. You're not alone, allison - nobody else who has watched it this month has had much good to say about it. Oh, well. As I said to OldAle, I hope this doesn't put you off watching the other films that I have promoted for the DTC Challenge, especially given that most of them are Challenge Doubles this month.

Don't take the dislike to heart. When I first joined iCM I imported all my iMDB votes and marked everything 6+/10 a like and everything 5-/10 a dislike. While I now know that was wrong now it would take so much effort to go back and fix it so alas I continue to follow the pattern I originally did.
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1. Sweet Country (2017) - 4/10 (double)
2. Dr. Plonk (2007) - 4/10 (double)

Edit: Just realised that one of yesterday's viewings was also available for this challenge so I better claim it.

3. Next of Kin (1982) - 7/10 (double)

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Post by Angel Glez » April 21st, 2019, 8:53 am

albajos wrote:
April 21st, 2019, 8:27 am
If you want to be strategic you can promote a movie you hate, and try to lower the vote instead :whistling:
:lol:

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Post by sol » April 21st, 2019, 9:10 am

albajos wrote:
April 21st, 2019, 8:27 am
Well, that is the issue with lobbying movies in the DtC. There are negative votes here as opposed to 500<400. So you're better off having people watch movies that they actually want to see.

If you want to be strategic you can promote a movie you hate, and try to lower the vote instead :whistling:
Oh, and well aware of that. After 10 years of participating in the DTC, I have long given up on trying to get films promoted to the canon.

What I was hoping for is that a lot of folks would rather watch my films and some of those who liked them would end up adding them to their 500<400 ballot. That's why I only chose films with less than 400 checks and currently on no Official Lists. That hasn't quite worked out though. Instead, we have every man and his dog watching Dr Plonk and either going 'meh' or disliking it, and almost nobody touching my other nominated films with a ten foot pole despite several of them being readily available online. I know you have, but few others have shown any interest in exploring my promoted movies beyond Plonk.

I guess what it comes down to is that I don't know how else to promote films that I think deserve a place in the 500<400 list other than nominating them for the DTC and trying to sell them as much as possible. :shrug: Maybe I need to advertise more heavily on the Triple Challenge thread?
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Post by sol » April 21st, 2019, 9:14 am

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Don't take the dislike to heart.
Yeah, sorry - my comments aren't necessarily directed at you. It's just general frustration. You have an excuse since I asked you to watch Dr. Plonk on the other thread, but I don't know why everybody else is watching it rather than my other nominated films. I mean, half the reason why I have included a trailer with each of my promoted (where possible) was to give people a taste of what they would be in for were they to give one of my films a spin...
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Post by sol » April 21st, 2019, 9:21 am

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1. I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like (1986)
2. Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013)
3a. Das triadische Ballett (1970) 29min + Bonus #1
3b. Art of Memory (1987) 37min = 66min Bonus #2
4. Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1952)
5. No Men Beyond This Point (2015)
6. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
7. The Music of Chance (1993) Bonus #3
8. L'Ordre et la morale (2011) Bonus #4
9a. BabaKiueria (1986) 29min Bonus #5
9b. Sepio (1996) 31min = 60m
10. Nobody's Business (1996) Bonus #6
11. All This Mayhem (2014) Bonus #7
12. Give Us This Day (1949)
13. Train to Busan (2016)
14. Sweet Country (2017)
15. Right of Way (1983) Bonus #8
16. The Hit (1984) Bonus #9 REVISION
17. Meru (2015) Bonus #10
18. The Field (1990) Bonus #11
19. The Work (2017) Bonus #12
20. Metro Manila (2013) Bonus #13
21. Longitude: Ep. 1 (2000) Bonus #14
22. Longitude: Ep. 2 (2000) Bonus #14
23. What Made Her Do It? (1930) Bonus #15
24a. Ways of Seeing: Ep. 1 (1972) Bonus #16
24b. Ways of Seeing: Ep. 2 (1972)
25a. Ways of Seeing: Ep. 3 (1972)
25b. Ways of Seeing: Ep. 4 (1972)
26. Ladybug Ladybug (1963) Bonus #17 REVISION
27. Running on Empty (1988) Bonus #18 REVISION
28a. False Aging (2008) 15min
28b. Inca Light (1972) 17min + Bonus #19
28c. Eye Lands (1970) = 61min
29. The Ghost Camera (1933) Bonus #20
30. Dealer (2004) Bonus #21
31. Hobo (1992)
32. Uptight (1968)

33. I Am a Hero (2015)

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Japan's entry into the zombie apocalypse genre, I Am a Hero focuses on a mild-mannered manga artist trying to make it across town accompanied by a half-zombie half-human young woman. Kasumi Arimura is excellent as the young lady in question and the film would have done better to focus on her rather than the milquetoast protagonist. The film benefits from superb bulging vein special effects that bring to mind Scanners and the athlete zombie was pretty cool, but there is not a lot else to distinguish this from the countless other modern zombie films out there.
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Post by albajos » April 21st, 2019, 9:25 am

sol wrote:
April 21st, 2019, 9:10 am
Maybe I need to advertise more heavily on the Triple Challenge thread?
Please don't do that.

I generally don't namedrop movies there unless they're triples. So you'd better nominate something that fits all challenges then. (Bush Christmas would fit this year f.ex)

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Post by sol » April 21st, 2019, 9:31 am

albajos wrote:
April 21st, 2019, 9:25 am
I generally don't namedrop movies there unless they're triples. So you'd better nominate something that fits all challenges then. (Bush Christmas would fit this year f.ex)
Interestingly enough, Bush Christmas has not (to my knowledge) ever received a DVD release over here. Maybe it's more treasured overseas? The 1980s remake is quite easy to find though. Never seen the original. Nor the remake.
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Post by zzzorf » April 21st, 2019, 9:39 am

sol wrote:
April 21st, 2019, 9:14 am
zzzorf wrote:
April 21st, 2019, 8:42 am
Don't take the dislike to heart.
Yeah, sorry - my comments aren't necessarily directed at you. It's just general frustration. You have an excuse since I asked you to watch Dr. Plonk on the other thread, but I don't know why everybody else is watching it rather than my other nominated films. I mean, half the reason why I have included a trailer with each of my promoted (where possible) was to give people a taste of what they would be in for were they to give one of my films a spin...
I would be more than happy to watch Angela, been meaning to do that for awhile but unfortunately I put an Aussie Only thing on myself this month and thus have ruled myself out of watching it for this challenge.

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