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The unofficial 500<400 Challenge (2019 edition)

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Re: The unofficial 500<400 Challenge (2019 edition)

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » March 17th, 2020, 11:16 am

8. #24 The Incident (1967, Larry Peerce): 7.5 - This movie is about two hoodlums (with a young Martin Sheen making his debut) harassing metro passengers. The anxiety of something violent happening and the impotency to prevent or intervene is painfully relatable. The movies realistically deals with homophobia and racial tensions (Best moment is when the police do finally enter the metro they immediately attack the only black male). So while the last half of the movie is great, the movie takes unnecessary long to introduce all the different passengers. Also the mayhem progresses too orderly with the hoodlums bothering every character/couple one-by-one, because the plot has to check them all off.
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1. #176 They Made Me a Fugitive (1947, Alberto Cavalcanti): 6.8
2. #212 Goyangileul butaghae [Take Care of My Cat] (2001, Jae-eun Jeong): 8.0
3. #125 Vynález zkázy [Invention for Destruction] (1958, Karel Zeman): 6.5
4. #418 Intimni osvetleni [Intimate Lighting] (1966, Ivan Passer): 8.2
5. #128 La religieuse [The Nun] (1966, Jacques Rivette): 7.5
6. #214 Agantuk [The Stranger] (1991, Satyajit Ray): 8.0
7. #458 The Pumpkin Eater (1964, Jack Clayton): 8.2
Titles in bold are added to my <400 list.
Highest unseen: #4 Happy End (1967)

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#42

Post by Gordon_Gekko » March 18th, 2020, 2:20 pm

12. La main du diable (1943)
13. Martha (1974)
14. Die letzte Brücke (1954)
15. The Tall Target (1951)
16. Park Row (1952)
17. Intruder in the Dust (1949)
18. Man's Castle (1933)
19. La religieuse (1966)
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1. Rapt (1934)
2. État de siège (1972) (l)
3. Panique (1946)
4. Milano calibro 9 (1972)
5. Kocár do Vídne (1966)
6. The Grey Fox (1982)
7. Canyon Passage (1946)
8. No Name on the Bullet (1959)
9. Decision at Sundown (1957)
10. Cluny Brown (1946)
11. Blood on the Moon (1948)

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#43

Post by cinephage » March 31st, 2020, 11:33 am

Time to update my challenge...

02. Zert, by Jaromil Jires (1969) 7,5/10

03. Happy End, by Oldrich Lipsky (1967) 7,5/10

04. The Damned, by Joseph Losey (1962) 8/10

05. Preparez vos mouchoirs, by Bertrand Blier (1978) 7,5/10

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01. I Compagni, by Mario Monicelli (1963) 8/10

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Post by cinephage » April 6th, 2020, 1:01 pm

06. Comrade, by Bill Douglas (1986) 7,5/10

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01. I Compagni, by Mario Monicelli (1963) 8/10
02. Zert, by Jaromil Jires (1969) 7,5/10
03. Happy End, by Oldrich Lipsky (1967) 7,5/10
04. The Damned, by Joseph Losey (1962) 8/10
05. Preparez vos mouchoirs, by Bertrand Blier (1978) 7,5/10

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Post by AdamH » May 10th, 2020, 8:51 pm

1) J'attendrai le suivant... (2002) - 5/10
2) Spiegel van Holland (1950) - 7.5/10
3) Hamsarayan (1982) - 8.5/10
4) The Exquisite Corpus (2015) - 6/10
5) Plastic Bag (2009) - 8/10
6) Essai d'ouverture (1988) - 6.5/10
7) Now You Tell One (1926) - 7/10
8) World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts (2017) - 5/10

Not counting them for this challenge but also re-watched:

1) Light Is Calling (2004) - 7/10
2) Thunder (1982) - 4/10
3) Året gjennom Børfjord (1991) - 8.5/10
4) Smale spor av et århundre (2003) - 7.5/10

And I watched, for the first time, ex-500<400 shorts:

1) Blight (1996) - 5/10
2) Go West (1923) - 6/10
3) The Fifth (2007) - 3/10

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#46

Post by cinephage » May 12th, 2020, 1:47 pm

Time for another update...

07. Les visiteurs du soir, by Marcel Carné (1942) 7/10

08. Calle Mayor, by Juan Antonio Bardem (1956) 8/10

09. L'homme qui ment, by Alain Robbe-Grillet (1968) 8/10

10. H-8..., by Nikola Tanhofer (1958) 9/10

11. Brumes d'automne, by Dimitri Korsakoff (1929) 7,5/10

12. Billy Budd, by Peter Ustinov (1962) 7,5/10

13. Acht Stunden sind kein Tag, by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1972) 9/10
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01. I Compagni, by Mario Monicelli (1963) 8/10
02. Zert, by Jaromil Jires (1969) 7,5/10
03. Happy End, by Oldrich Lipsky (1967) 7,5/10
04. The Damned, by Joseph Losey (1962) 8/10
05. Preparez vos mouchoirs, by Bertrand Blier (1978) 7,5/10
06. Comrade, by Bill Douglas (1986) 7,5/10

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Post by AdamH » May 13th, 2020, 5:19 pm

9) Gasman (1998) - 8/10 (laughed at some reviews as people couldn't understand the accents)
10) Brumes d'automne (1929) - 6/5/10
11) The Signalman (1976) - 8/10

Re-watched:

1) Barres (1984) - 6/10
2) Moya lyubov (2006) - 8.5/10
3) De Düva: The Dove (1968) - 7/10
4) Son smeshnogo cheloveka (1992) - 9/10

Ex-400<500 shorts that I watched for the first time:

1) ...No Lies (1973) - 9/10 (I thought this one was excellent and it'll go high up in my list for September 2020. Hope it can get back into 500<400).

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1) J'attendrai le suivant... (2002) - 5/10
2) Spiegel van Holland (1950) - 7.5/10
3) Hamsarayan (1982) - 8.5/10
4) The Exquisite Corpus (2015) - 6/10
5) Plastic Bag (2009) - 8/10
6) Essai d'ouverture (1988) - 6.5/10
7) Now You Tell One (1926) - 7/10
8) World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts (2017) - 5/10

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Post by AdamH » May 17th, 2020, 9:16 pm

12) Vertical Features Remake (1978) - 4/10
13) Krysar (1986) - 8/10
14) Ice Cold in Alex (1958) - 9/10
15) Ghostwatch (1992) - 7.5/10
16) Tiger Bay (1959) - 9/10

Ex 500<400 films:
1) Deep Water (2006) - 7.5/10
2) H.M.S Defiant (1962) - 7.5/10

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1) J'attendrai le suivant... (2002) - 5/10
2) Spiegel van Holland (1950) - 7.5/10
3) Hamsarayan (1982) - 8.5/10
4) The Exquisite Corpus (2015) - 6/10
5) Plastic Bag (2009) - 8/10
6) Essai d'ouverture (1988) - 6.5/10
7) Now You Tell One (1926) - 7/10
8) World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts (2017) - 5/10
9) Gasman (1998) - 8/10
10) Brumes d'automne (1929) - 6/5/10
11) The Signalman (1976) - 8/10

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