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#481

Post by allisoncm » July 25th, 2020, 4:28 am

flavo5000 wrote:
July 25th, 2020, 2:47 am

I'm not familiar with anything around Milos Forman and a 20 minute Google search found nothing for me, so you're probably ok with him. He seemed to stir up political controversy but I can't find any abuse allegations or anything of that nature. Polanski's a pretty obvious one and what Bertolucci and Brando did on the set of Last Tango in Paris was pretty damn scummy. Huston I'm guessing is because of his constant extramarital affairs and the way he'd treat people when he was drunk (which was apparently like 80% of the time)? What pushed Breillat over the line? Also what about Charlie Chaplin? He was easily even worse than what Polanski did.
I can't really think of any directors that I would just straight up refuse to watch something by based on their personal history, although if any come close it'd be Victor Salva. He's one that I really don't understand how cancel culture hasn't gotten to him. He was straight up charged with and found guilty of sexually abusing a 12-year-old child actor on the set of his film Clownhouse in 1989 as well as being found with child pornography. He went to prison for a couple years, got out, spent a couple years writing scripts and was back to making movies again by the mid-90s including Powder, a Disney movie, and the Jeepers Creepers movies which were huge hits. And this stuff was not a secret. It was on public record. And he continued to steadily work on movies, releasing Jeepers Creepers 3 in 2017 right as the #metoo movement blew up. And for some reason even with his abuse victim calling for boycotts on a regular basis, he's still working with two movies in pre-production right now... I mean... what the fuck?

Wow, that's crazy about Salva. I think I've heard about him, but he hadn't reached favorite director status for me, so I didn't look into it deeply.

John Huston raped Susan Tyrrell which I was going to mention previously but decided against. I don't know if he raped other actresses as well. Breillat shamed Asia Argento when she was sick in the hospital that she (Asia) was pushing the budget over for not being onset when she literally couldn't be on set. Forman is really great. I might add him back. as for Chaplin, it's probably been over 100 years since Lita and in that time, history has been kind to him. I think it really might be the same case as Allen, where if he went around with underage girls it wasn't very savory. But didn't he at least marry her?

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Post by allisoncm » July 25th, 2020, 7:02 am

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Director #1: Michael Dowse
1. Goon (2011, Michael Dowse)
2. The F Word / What If (2013, Michael Dowse)
3. Fubar (2002, Michael Dowse)
Director #2: Frederick Wiseman
4. In Jackson Heights (2015, Frederick Wiseman) 6/10
5. Blind (1987, Frederick Wiseman) 6/10
6. Seraphita's Diary (1982, Frederick Wiseman) 2/10
BONUS: Frederick Wiseman on top 250 directors list (#152)
I might watch more Wiseman today, but I really wanted to list the first three films by him before I did that.
7. Belfast, Maine (1999, Frederick Wiseman) 5/10 (4th film in a row from Wiseman)
8. La Comédie-Française ou L'amour joué (1996) 5.5/10 (5th and final film from Wiseman for me)
Director #3: Werner Herzog
9. Family Romance, LLC (2019, Werner Herzog) 5+/10 MUBI
10. Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen/Where the Green Ants Dream (1984, Werner Herzog) 7+/10
11. Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (2019, Werner Herzog) 6+/10
BONUS: Werner Herzog on top 250 directors list (#45)
Director #4: Alan J. Pakula
12. See You in the Morning (1989, Alan J. Pakula) 9/10
13. The Devil's Own (1997, Alan J. Pakula) 7/10
14. Consenting Adults (1992, Alan J. Pakula) 7.5/10
BONUS: Alan J. Pakula on top 250 directors list (#240)
15. Orphans (1987) (4th from Pakula) 5/10 Ultimately a misfire.
16. Dream Lover (1986) (5th from Pakula) 3/10 :(
17. Rollover (1981) (6th from Pakula) 6.5/10
18. Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973) (7th from Pakula) 6/10
Director #5: Nicolas Roeg
19. Cold Heaven (1991, Nicolas Roeg) 5/10
20. Full Body Massage (1995, Nicolas Roeg) 3/10
21. Puffball (2007, Nicolas Roeg 2/10
BONUS: Nicolas Roeg on top 250 directors list (#79)
Director #6: Chantal Akerman
22. Là-bas (2006, Chantal Akerman) 5.5/10
23. Un jour Pina m'a demandé (1983, Chantal Akerman) 3/10
24. L'homme à la valise (1983, Chantal Akerman) 5/10
BONUS: Chantal Akerman on top 250 directors list (#85)
Director #7: Jonathan Demme
25. Last Embrace (1979, Jonathan Demme) 3/10
26. Caged Heat (1974, Jonathan Demme) 3/10
27. American Playhouse: Who Am I This Time? Jonathan Demme 4.9/10
BONUS: Jonathan Demme on top 250 directors list (#229)
Director #8: Nadine Trintignant
28. Le voleur de crimes (1969, Nadine Trintignant) 6/10
29. Mon amour, mon amour (1967, Nadine Trintignant) 6/10
30. Ça n'arrive qu'aux autres (1971, Nadine Trintignant) 9/10
Director #9:Robert Altman
31. The James Dean Story (1957, Robert Altman) 6/10 good topic, kind of cheesy for a doc
32. HealtH (1980, Robert Altman) 2.5/10 What in the actual?
33. Countdown (Robert Altman) 3.5/10
BONUS: Robert Altman on top 250 directors list (#43)
Director #10: Sidney Lumet
34. Child’s Play (1972, Sidney Lumet) 8/10
35. Power (1986, Sidney Lumet) 7/10
36. Vu du pont (1962, Sidney Lumet) 5.75/10
BONUS: Sidney Lumet on top 250 directors list (#99)
Director #11: King Vidor
37. The Jack-Knife Man (1920) 5.6/10
38. An American Romance (1944) 6/10
39. Bird of Paradise (1932) 1.5/10
BONUS: King Vidor on top 250 directors list (#112)
Director #12: Raoul Walsh
40. A Distant Trumpet (1964, Raoul Walsh) 6/10
41. The Man Who Came Back (1931, Raoul Walsh) 7/10
42. The Monkey Talks (1927, Raoul Walsh) 5+/10
BONUS: Raoul Walsh on top 250 directors list (#148)
Director #13: Mikio Naruse
43.Nyonin aishû/A Woman’s Sorrows (1937, Mikio Naruse) 6/10
44. Haru no mezame/Spring Awakens (1947, Mikio Naruse)
45. Hôrô-ki aka Her Lonely Lane aka A Wanderer’s Notebook (1962, Mikio Naruse)
BONUS: Mikio Naruse on top 250 directors list (#109)
Director #14: Sacha Guitry
46. Le destin fabuleux de Désirée Clary (1942, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
47. Aux deux colombes (1949, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
48. Si Paris nous était conté (1956, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
Director #15 Abel Gance
49. La Tour de Nesle (1955, Abel Gance) 6/10
50. Mater dolorosa (1917, Abel Gance) 7/10 Such exquisite photography.
51. Le capitaine Fracasse (1943, Abel Gance) 6/10
BONUS: Abel Gance on top 250 directors list (#109)
Director #16 Alain Corneau
52. Le môme (1986, Alain Corneau) 6/10
53. France société anonyme (1974, Alain Corneau) 6/10
54. Le nouveau monde (1995, Alain Corneau) 6.5/10
Director #17: Gérard Oury
55. L'as des as (1982, Gérard Oury) 7/10 - A very standard comedy that got Jo Jo Rabbit esque at times. There was an amazing chase scene that was pretty amazing, though.
56. La Folie des grandeurs (1971, Gérard Oury) 5/10
57. Le Crime ne paie pas (1962, Gérard Oury) 6/10
Director #18: Jacqueline Audry
58. Olivia (1950, Jacqueline Audry) 6+/10
59. Huis-Clos / No Exit (1954, Jacqueline Audry) Very interesting, but not very engaging to me. The strongest points were the writing and directing. Now if the actors had more charisma.
60. Le Secret du chevalier d’Eon (Jacqueline Audry) 7/10 Started off very standard and got very playful very fast. By today’s standard’s it’s a relatively tame film reminiscent of “The Favourite”, but back in the day, I’m sure it pushed boundaries for women and gender portrayals.
Director #19: Alexandre Astruc
61. La Lettre volée (1974, Alexandre Astruc) 5.5/10
62. La Proie pour l’ombre (1961, Alexandre Astruc) 6.2/10
63. Education Sentimentale (1962, Alexandre Astruc) 5.8/10
I first heard of Astruc in Jean Douchet's book: French New Wave and have been on a quest ever since to discover this severely underrated and underdiscussed French filmmaker.
Director #20: Georges Lautner
64. Le Guignolo (1980, Georges Lautner) 6.5/10
65. Le Professionel (1981, Georges Lautner) 6/10
66. Le Pacha (1968, Georges Lautner) 6/10
Director #21: William A. Wellman
67. Darby’s Rangers (1958, William A. Wellman) 6/10 General war propaganda
68. Woman Trap (1929, William A. Wellman) 5/10 Very rough and not much to it compared to his later works /
69. Call of the Wild (1935, William A. Wellman) 6.5/10
70. Thunder Birds [Soldiers of the Air] (1942, William A. Wellman) 6/10 Without Gene Tierney, I would have been bored stiff.
Director #22: Jacques Becker
71. Les aventures d'Arsène Lupin (1957, Jacques Becker) 5.7/10
72. Ali Baba et les quarante voleurs (1954, Jacques Becker) 6/10 Kind of fun because of Fernandel, but that’s all.
73. Dernier atout (1942, Jacques Becker) 5.5/10
Director #23: Jacques Feyder
74. Le Pied qui étreint (1916, Jacques Feyder) 5.5/10
75. Gribiche (1926, Jacques Feyder) 6.2+/10
76. Anna Christie (1931, Jacques Feyder) 6/10
Director #23: Frank Borzage
77. Secrets (1924, Frank Borzage) 6/10 I really enjoyed Borzage’s remake of this when I saw it on TCM years ago and was looking forward to seeing the original silent version with Norma Talmadge
78. Till We Meet Again (1944, Frank Borzage) 6/10
79. No Greater Glory (1934, Frank Borzage) 6/10
BONUS: Frank Borzage on top 250 directors list (#220)
Director #24: Nicolás Pereda
80. Verano de Goliat (2010, Nicolás Pereda) 5/10
81. Los mejores temas (2012, Nicolás Pereda) 2.8/10
82. Perpetuum Mobile (2009, Nicolás Pereda) 4.5/10
Director #25: Ken Russell
83. The Debussy Film (1965, Ken Russell) 5/10
84. Elgar: Fantasy of a Composer on a Bicycle (2002, Ken Russell) 6/10
85. The Planets (1983, Ken Russell) 6.2/10
BONUS: Ken Russell on top 250 directors list (#209)
Director #26: Alfred E. Green
86. The Girl from Manhattan (1948, Alfred E. Green) 6.1/10
87. The Mayor of 44th Street (1942, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10
88. Copacabana (1947, Alfred E. Green) 7/10
89. Two in a Crowd (1936, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
90. The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939, Alfred E. Green) 4/10
91. The Duke of West Point (1938, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
92. Let's Get Married (1937, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
93. Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944, Alfred E. Green) 6/10 A charming movie that stars Edward G. Robinson as a patriotic man (8th film from Alfred E. Green)
94. The League of Frightened Men (1937, Alfred E. Green) 5.2/10 (9th film from Alfred E. Green)
95. The Narrow Corner (1933) 5/10 (10th film from Alfred E. Green)
96. Shooting High (1940) 5.3/10 The film had a Romeo and Juliet vibe and channeled ALL ABOUT EVE and ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD before they were ever released. (11th film from Alfred E. Green)
97. More Than a Secretary (1936) 5.2/10 (12th film from Alfred E. Green)
98. Union Depot (1932, Alfred E. Green) 5+/10 (13th film from Alfred E. Green)
99. Side Streets (1934, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (14th film from Alfred E. Green)
100. Smart Money (1931, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (15th film from Alfred E. Green)
101. They Met in a Taxi (1936, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (16th film from Alfred E. Green)
102. Irene (1926) 5.5/10 (17th film from Alfred E. Green)
103. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921) 6.5/10 (18th film from Alfred E. Green)
104. It's Tough to Be Famous (1932) 5.2/10 (19th film from Alfred E. Green)
105. I Loved a Woman (1933) 5/10 (20th film from Alfred E. Green)
106. Dark Hazard (1934) 6/10 (21st film from Alfred E. Green)
107. Through the Back Door (1921) 6/10 (22nd film from Alfred E. Green)
108. Silver Dollar (1932) 6.2/10 (23rd film from Alfred E. Green)
109. Appointment in Berlin (1943) 6/10 (24th film from Alfred E. Green)
110. Paris Model (1953) 5/10 (25th film from Alfred E. Green)
111. Sweet Kitty Bellairs (1930) 3.5/10 (26th film from Alfred E. Green)
112. Badlands of Dakota (1941) 4.5/10 (27th film from Alfred E. Green)

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#483

Post by flavo5000 » July 25th, 2020, 12:42 pm

allisoncm wrote:
July 25th, 2020, 4:28 am
flavo5000 wrote:
July 25th, 2020, 2:47 am

I'm not familiar with anything around Milos Forman and a 20 minute Google search found nothing for me, so you're probably ok with him. He seemed to stir up political controversy but I can't find any abuse allegations or anything of that nature. Polanski's a pretty obvious one and what Bertolucci and Brando did on the set of Last Tango in Paris was pretty damn scummy. Huston I'm guessing is because of his constant extramarital affairs and the way he'd treat people when he was drunk (which was apparently like 80% of the time)? What pushed Breillat over the line? Also what about Charlie Chaplin? He was easily even worse than what Polanski did.
I can't really think of any directors that I would just straight up refuse to watch something by based on their personal history, although if any come close it'd be Victor Salva. He's one that I really don't understand how cancel culture hasn't gotten to him. He was straight up charged with and found guilty of sexually abusing a 12-year-old child actor on the set of his film Clownhouse in 1989 as well as being found with child pornography. He went to prison for a couple years, got out, spent a couple years writing scripts and was back to making movies again by the mid-90s including Powder, a Disney movie, and the Jeepers Creepers movies which were huge hits. And this stuff was not a secret. It was on public record. And he continued to steadily work on movies, releasing Jeepers Creepers 3 in 2017 right as the #metoo movement blew up. And for some reason even with his abuse victim calling for boycotts on a regular basis, he's still working with two movies in pre-production right now... I mean... what the fuck?

Wow, that's crazy about Salva. I think I've heard about him, but he hadn't reached favorite director status for me, so I didn't look into it deeply.

John Huston raped Susan Tyrrell which I was going to mention previously but decided against. I don't know if he raped other actresses as well. Breillat shamed Asia Argento when she was sick in the hospital that she (Asia) was pushing the budget over for not being onset when she literally couldn't be on set. Forman is really great. I might add him back. as for Chaplin, it's probably been over 100 years since Lita and in that time, history has been kind to him. I think it really might be the same case as Allen, where if he went around with underage girls it wasn't very savory. But didn't he at least marry her?
Hm, I hadn't even heard that about Huston. Looking into it, it looks like the classic sleazy casting couch routine.
As for Chaplin, well, it wasn't just Lita. He had a pattern. Both Lita, his second wife, and Mildred, his first wife, were 16 when he married them which he only did because he believed them to be pregnant. Their relationship was also apparently pretty toxic with Chaplin constantly telling Mildred how poor her acting was because she was so young as a means of controlling her. His third wife he only married because she apparently convinced him she was 17 even though she was 22. :blink: And of course, there are all the supposed affairs he had going on during all of this.
But yea, I think with Chaplin, it's definitely a case that this all happened a much longer time ago, so many people aren't even aware of it.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 25th, 2020, 1:24 pm

Mario Bava

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Mario Bava is inarguably one of the most influential directors in Italian horror. His directorial debut Black Sunday basically spawn the Italian gothic horror sub-genre of the ‘60s and ‘70s, The Girl Who Knew Too Much was one of the first giallo films made and Bay of Blood is considered by many to be a primary influence on the birth of the slasher genre. Bava’s films are noted for their richly textured visuals with striking use of color, creating a certain stylized aesthetic that would come to typify many Italian genre films of this era. While Bava began his career as director of photography on many different types of films and was known to branch out into westerns and even comedy, it is his thriller and horror films for which he shall be remembered for decades to come.

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194. I coltelli del vendicatore a.k.a. Knives of the Avenger (1966)
195. Ringo del Nebraska a.k.a. Savage Gringo (1966)
196. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (1970)
197. Le spie vengono dal semifreddo a.k.a. Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)
198. 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto a.k.a. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)
Knives of the Avenger is Bava’s second sojourn into the briefly popular viking film genre of the ‘60s (his first being Erik the Conqueror) and is a fairly unremarkable effort for the most part, lacking much of the visual panache that would define the horror films for which he seemed to be more passionate. This is one of many productions Bava took over after the original director was fired (and he apparently re-shot the whole film in just six days!).
Next we’ve got a pair of his westerns. Ringo del Nebraska was a production that Bava, originally just director of photography, stepped in to finish after original director Antonio Román was fired from the set for production delays. It’s a pretty standard spaghetti western involving a stranger wandering through a town to help a rancher and family fight against a ruthless land tycoon after their property. It’s fine as a western but those looking for Bava bringing something special to the production will be left disappointed.
Roy Colt & Winchester Jack is a much more light-hearted film, almost resembling Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid in tone at times. It doesn’t take itself very seriously at all in a rather convoluted plot involving several different people, in typical a Italian western trope, scrambling to search for treasure. It’s modestly fun to watch to watch but like Ringo del Nebraska, it really doesn’t feel like a Bava film.
Dr. Goldfoot & the Girl Bombs is a zany sci-fi spy film, and is the sort of thing that Austin Powers referenced heavily several decades later. Vincent Price chews scenery like mad as the titular doctor while Fabian rushes to stop his crazy scheme to use girl bombs to blow up NATO. Even though tonally this one doesn’t jibe with Bava’s best work, the production design really does pop with candy-colored visuals that suit the wackiness pretty well. It also feels a little like a dry run for Bava’s great anti-hero spy flick Danger: Diabolik. But it is indeed stupid. So if you can’t handle stupid, look elsewhere.
5 Dolls for an August Moon is the closest to a typical Bava film in this lot although is really more of a straightforward murder mystery that an out-and-out grisly death-fueled giallo. Overall it is quite good and worth looking into for fans of Bava’s giallo work.
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Run #1: Early Hitchcock Comedies
1. Juno and the Paycock (Hitchcock, 1930)
2. Elstree Calling (Hitchcock, 1930)
3. The Farmer's Wife (Hitchcock, 1928)
4. Champagne (Hitchcock, 1928)

Run #2: Umberto Lenzi
5. Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso a.k.a. Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (Lenzi, 1972)
6. Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare a.k.a. Almost Human (Lenzi, 1974)
7. Un posto ideale per uccidere a.k.a. An Ideal Place to Kill (Lenzi, 1971)
8. Un ponte per l'inferno a.k.a. Bridge to Hell (Lenzi, 1986)
9. La guerra del ferro a.k.a. Ironmaster (Lenzi, 1983)
10. La casa 3 a.k.a. Ghosthouse (Lenzi, 1983)

Run #3: Takashi Miike
11. Toppuu! Minipato tai - Aikyacchi Jankushon a.k.a. Eyecatch Junction (Miike, 1991)
12. Rapurasu no majo a.k.a. Laplace's Witch (Miike, 2018)
13a. Kôji Kikkawa - Pandoora (Miike, 2002)
13b. Tsukamoto Shin'ya ga Ranpo suru a.k.a. Making of Shinya Tsukamoto's Gemini (Miike, 2000)
13c. Idol × Warrior: Miracle Tunes! E1-2 (Miike, 2017)
14. Terra Formars (Miike, 2016)
15. Silver - shirubaa (Miike, 1999)
16. Mugen no jûnin a.k.a. Blade of the Immortal (Miike, 2017)
17. Aku no kyôten a.k.a. Lesson of Evil (2012)
18. Kuime a.k.a. Over Your Dead Body (Miike, 2014)

Run #4: Mentally Disaffected David Cronenberg
19. M. Butterfly (Cronenberg, 1993)
20. A Dangerous Method (Cronenberg, 2011)
21a. Peep Show: The Lie Chair (Cronenberg, 1975)
21b. Teleplay: The Italian Machine (Cronenberg, 1976)
21c. The Nest (Cronenberg, 2013)

Run #5: Literary Welles
22. The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (Welles, 1951)
23. Macbeth (Welles, 1948)
24. Histoire immortelle a.k.a. The Immortal Story (Welles, 1968)

Run #6: Oliver Stone
25. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Stone, 2010)
26. Seizure (Stone, 1974)
27. Mi Amigo Hugo (Stone, 2014)

Run #7: Jacques Tourneur
28. Berlin Express (Tourneur, 1948)
29. La battaglia di Maratona a.k.a. Giant of Marathon (Tourneur/Bava, 1959)
30. War-Gods of the Deep (Tourneur, 1965)

Run #8: Pupi Avati
31. Zeder a.k.a. Revenge of the Dead (Avati, 1983)
32. Il cuore altrove a.k.a. Incantato (Avati, 2003)
33. L'arcano incantatore a.k.a. Arcane Sorcerer (Avati, 1996)

Run #9: Early D.W. Griffith
34a. The Sealed Room (1909)
34b. The Unchanging Sea (1910)
34c. His Trust: The Faithful Devotion and Self-Sacrifice of an Old Negro Servant (1911)
34d. The Mothering Heart (1913)
35a. The New York Hat (1912)
35b. An Unseen Enemy (1912)
35c. Enoch Arden (1911)
36a. The Adventures of Dollie (1908)
36b. The Usurer (1910)
36c. The Miser's Heart (1911)
36d. The Burglar's Dilemma (1912)

Run #10: Judd Apatow
37. May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers (Apatow/Michael Bonfiglio, 2017)
38. The King of Staten Island (Apatow, 2020)
39. This Is 40 (Apatow, 2012)

Run #11: Francis Ford Coppola
40. Finian's Rainbow (Coppola, 1968)
41. Gardens of Stone (Coppola, 1987)
42. Tonight for Sure (Coppola, 1962)

Run #12: John Carpenter
43. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
44. Elvis (1979)
45. The Ward (2010)

Run #13: Sam Fuller
46. Tote Taube in der Beethovenstraße a.k.a. Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (1973)
47. Shark! (!969)
48. China Gate (1957)

Run #14: Pete Walker
49. House of Mortal Sin (1976)
50. The Flesh and Blood Show (1972)
51. For Men Only (1968)

Run #15: William Friedkin
52. Deal of the Century (1983)
53. The Devil and Father Amorth (2017)
54. Good Times (1967)

Run #16: Antonio Margheriti
55. I sopravvissuti della città morta a.k.a. Temple of Hell (1984)
56. Nella stretta morsa del ragno a.k.a. Web of the Spider (1971)
57. Assignment Outer Space (1960)
58. La lunga cavalcata a.k.a. Take A Hard Ride (1975)
59. La morte negli occhi del gatto a.k.a. Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye (1973)
60. Con la rabbia agli occhi a.k.a. Death Rage (!976)
61. I giganti di Roma a.k.a. Giants of Rome (1964)

Run #17: D.A. Pennebaker
62. Original Cast Album: Company (1970)
63. 65 Revisited (2007)
64a. Snapshots from the Tour (2015)
64b. Little Richard: Keep On Rockin' (1969)
64c. Shake!: Otis at Monterey (1987)

Run #18: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
65. Nobi a.k.a. Fires on the Plain (2014)
66. Kotoko (2011)
67. Zan a.k.a. Killing (2018)
68. Denchû kozô no bôken a.k.a. The Adventure of Denchu Kozo (1987)
69. Vital (2004)
70. Akumu tantei a.k.a. Nightmare Detective (2006)

Run #19: John Frankenheimer
71. Andersonville (1996)
72. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
73. The Challenge (1982)
74. Grand Prix (1966)
75. The Young Savages (1961)

Run #20: Monte Hellman
72. Back Door to Hell (1964)
73. Road to Nowhere (2010)
74. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989)

Run #21: Tobe Hooper
75. Night Terrors (1993)
76. Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories: Ghosts R Us/Legend of Kate Morgan/School Spirit (1991)
77. Mortuary (2005)
78. Invaders from Mars (1986)
79. Djinn (2013)
80. Eggshells (1969)
81. The Dark (1979)
82. Crocodile (2000)
83. I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990)
Short: Heisters (1964)

Run #22: Brian De Palma
84. Passion (2012)
85. Home Movies (1979)
86. The Wedding Party (1969)
87. Murder à la Mod (1968)

Run #23: Atom Egoyan
88. Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande (1997)
89. Remember (2015)
90. Ararat (2002)

Run #24: Ted V. Mikels
91. The Doll Squad (1973)
92. Mission: Killfast (1991)
93. The Corpse Grinders (1971)

Run #25: David Hand
94. Bambi (1942)
95-96. Shorts [Pluto's Judgement Day (1935), Thru the Mirror (1936), Mickey's Elephant (1936), Mickey's Polo Team (1936), Alpine Climbers (1936), Magician Mickey (1937), The Whalers (1938), Birds in the Spring (1933), Old King Cole (1933), Three Blind Mouseketeers (1936), Little Hiawatha (1937), Three Orphan Kittens (1935), More Kittens (1936), The Flying Mouse (1934), Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935)]

Run #26: Ben Sharpsteen
97. Dumbo (1941)
98-99. Shorts [On Ice (1935), Mickey's Fire Brigade (1935), Mickey's Circus (1936), Moving Day (1936), Orphans' Picnic (1936), Hawaiian Holiday (1937), Moose Hunters (1937), The Worm Turns (1937), Clock Cleaners (1937), Mickey's Trailer (1938), Broken Toys (1935), Cock o' the Walk (1935), Nature's Strangest Creatures (1959)]

Run #27: Anurag Kashyap
100. Bombay Talkies (2013)
101. Dev.D (2009)
102. Ugly (2013)

Run #28: Blake Edwards
103. Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
104. Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
105. The Tamarind Seed (1974)

Run #29: Jean Rollin
106. Les deux orphelines vampires a.k.a. Two Orphan Vampires (1997)
107. Jeunes filles impudiques a.k.a. Schoolgirl Hitchhikers (1973)
108. La vampire nue a.k.a. The Nude Vampire (1970)
109. La rose de fer a.k.a. The Iron Rose (1973)

Run #30: Jean-Luc Godard
110. Hélas pour moi a.k.a. Oh, Woe Is Me (1993)
111. Soigne ta droite a.k.a. Keep Your Right Up (1987)
112. Les plus belles escroqueries du monde a.k.a. The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers (1964)

Run #31: Claude Chabrol
113. Ophélia (1963)
114. Inspecteur Lavardin (1986)
115. Les dossiers secrets de l'inspecteur Lavardin: Maux croisés a.k.a. Danger Lies in the Words (1989)

Run #32: Wes Craven
116. The Fireworks Woman (1975)
117. Chiller (1985)
118. Disneyland: Casebusters (1986)
119. My Soul to Take (2010)
120. The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)
121. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
122. Summer of Fear (1978)

Run #33: Douglas Sirk
123. Battle Hymn (1957)
124. There's Always Tomorrow (1955)
125. Thunder on the Hill (1951)

Run #34: Bruno Mattei
126. La tomba a.k.a. The Tomb (2006)
127. Violenza in un carcere femminile a.k.a. Violence in a Women's Prison (1982)
128. Blade Violent - I violenti a.k.a. Women's Prison Massacre (1983)
129. Shocking Dark (1989)
130. L'altro inferno a.k.a. The Other Hell (1981)
131. Anime perse a.k.a. The Jail: The Women's Hell (2006)

Run #35: Frank Capra
132. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
133. The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays (1957)
134. Ladies of Leisure (1930)

Run #36: Ridley Scott
135. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
136. All the Money in the World (2017)
137. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

Run #37: G.W. Pabst
138. Die weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü a.k.a. White Hell of Piz Palu (1929)
139. Tagebuch einer Verlorenen a.k.a. Diary of a Lost Girl (1928)
140. Geheimnisse einer Seele a.k.a. Secrets of a Soul (1926)

Run #38: David Lynch
141. Rabbits (2002)
142. Mulholland Dr. (1999)
143. Eraserhead Stories (2001)
144. Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)
145. Blue Velvet: The Lost Footage (2019)
146. More Things That Happened (2007)
147a. What Did Jack Do? (2017)
147b. David Lynch Cooks Quinoa (2007)
147c. Ballerina (2007)
147d. Fire (PoZar) (2020)

Run #39: Dario Argento
148. Dracula 3D (2012)
149. La porta sul buio: Il tram a.k.a. The Train (1973)
150. Non ho sonno a.k.a. Sleepless (2001)
151. Il cartaio a.k.a. The Card Player (2004)
152. Giallo (2009)
153. Il fantasma dell'opera a.k.a. Phantom of the Opera (1998)

Run #40: Peter Bogdanovich
154. Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)
155. Naked City: A Killer Christmas (1998)
156. A Saintly Switch (1999)
157. Daisy Miller (1974)
158. The Thing Called Love (1993)

Run #41: Doris Wishman
159. Diary of a Nudist (1961)
160. The Sex Perils of Paulette (1965)
161. My Brothers Wife (1966)

Run #42: Mary Harron
162. The Moth Diaries (2011)
163. Anna Nicole (2013)
164. I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

Run #43: Wim Wenders
165. The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
166. Submergence (2017)
167. The End of Violence (1997)
168. Don't Come Knocking (2005)

Run #44: Sion Sono
169. Tsumetai nettaigyo a.k.a. Cold Fish (2010)
170. Koi no tsumi a.k.a. Guilty of Romance (2011)
171. Dankon: The Man (1998)
172. Seigi no tatsujin: Nyotai tsubo saguri a.k.a. Teachers of Sexual Play: Modelling Urns with the Female Body (2000)
173. Kessen! Joshiryô tai Danshiryô a.k.a. Decisive Match! Girls Dorm Against Boys Dorm (1988)
174. Antiporno (2016)
175. Love & Peace (2015)
176-177. Shorts: 0cm4 (2001), Ore wa Sono Sion da! a.k.a. I Am Sono Sion! (1985), Vagina and Virgin (1995), Love Songs (1984), Ai a.k.a. Love (1986), Chichi no hi a.k.a. Father's Day (2003), Kaze a.k.a. Wind (1998), Great Riches - MV DEEP INTO THE DAYDREAM ~ I Can't afford ~ (music video), Halko Momoi - Mail Me (music video)

Run #45: Sam Peckinpah
178. The Osterman Weekend (1983)
179. ABC Stage 67: Noon Wine (1966)
180. The Killer Elite (1975)

Run #46: Stuart Gordon
181. Robot Jox (1989)
182. King of the Ants (2003)
183. Daughter of Darkness (1990)

Run #47: Masayuki Kojima
184. Made in Abyss: Hôrô Suru Tasogare a.k.a. Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight (2019)
185. A Spirit of the Sun (2006)
186. Tibet inu monogatari a.k.a. Tibetan Dog (2011)

Run #48: Woody Allen
187. Another Woman (1988)
188. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
189. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
190. Alice (1990)

Run #49: Joe Dante
191. The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy a.k.a. Osiris Chronicles (1998)
192. Nightmare Cinema (2018)
193. The Hole (2009)

Run #50: Mario Bava
194. I coltelli del vendicatore a.k.a. Knives of the Avenger (1966)
195. Ringo del Nebraska a.k.a. Savage Gringo (1966)
196. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (1970)
197. Le spie vengono dal semifreddo a.k.a. Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)
198. 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto a.k.a. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

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Post by flavo5000 » July 25th, 2020, 1:58 pm

John Boorman

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John Boorman is a British director best known for films like Deliverance, Excalibur and Point Blank. He returns again and again to the themes of man’s fight for survival and the primal instincts that drive us internally when faced with seemingly insurmountable conditions. This can be observed in films like the aforementioned Deliverance, Hell in the Pacific, The Emerald Forest and even his Oscar-nominated autobiographical film Hope & Glory about his childhood and how he and his family survived during the London bombing raids of WWII. Several of his films also touch upon themes of political corruption and shining a light on those in power who seek to abuse it with films like Beyond Rangoon, In My Country and Tailor of Panama. While Boorman isn’t the most visually distinct director, he is quite reliably consistent in quality for the most part (save the occasional misstep like Exorcist 2 or Zardoz) and is worth a deeper dive for those interested in the themes above.

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199. The Emerald Forest (!985)
200. The Tiger's Tail (2006)
201. Hell in the Pacific (1968)
The Emerald Forest is about a dam engineer visiting the site of a dam in Brazil who’s son is kidnapped by a local tribe. Ten years later, the engineer reconnects with his son in the jungle and is pulled into a tribal war with cannibals. This one was quite good, an engaging adventure story with a back-to-basics message of man living in harmony with their environment. Powers Boothe is in top form as the father and interestingly Boorman’s own son plays Tommy, the son in the film (who isn’t the greatest actor but does fine in the role). I think this one is recommended if you like a good jungle adventure with a complex story.
In The Tiger’s Tail, Brendan Gleeson does a great job as a real estate mogul whose life is in a rut with a dysfunctional family and debts piling up. To make matters worse, a mysterious double has entered his life posing as him and seeking to destroy him completely. It’s a curious film and I’m not completely sure how I feel about it. Things about it are quite interesting but it feels a little unfocused in places with the double’s background and reasoning almost feeling secondary to the real estate moguls’ troubles.
Hell in the Pacific is quite a compelling tale of uneasy alliance as an American (Lee Marvin) and a Japanese soldier (Toshio Mifune) are both stranded on a small island in the Pacific ocean during WWII. The film is nearly wordless, and it’s a testament to both Marvin and Mifune that dialogue isn’t even really needed to convey the complex emotional journey these two men go through in the course of the film. If the movie has one failing, it’s with the abrupt and unsatisfying ending, but maybe this is a case where it’s not the destination but the journey that matters.
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Run #1: Early Hitchcock Comedies
1. Juno and the Paycock (Hitchcock, 1930)
2. Elstree Calling (Hitchcock, 1930)
3. The Farmer's Wife (Hitchcock, 1928)
4. Champagne (Hitchcock, 1928)

Run #2: Umberto Lenzi
5. Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso a.k.a. Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (Lenzi, 1972)
6. Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare a.k.a. Almost Human (Lenzi, 1974)
7. Un posto ideale per uccidere a.k.a. An Ideal Place to Kill (Lenzi, 1971)
8. Un ponte per l'inferno a.k.a. Bridge to Hell (Lenzi, 1986)
9. La guerra del ferro a.k.a. Ironmaster (Lenzi, 1983)
10. La casa 3 a.k.a. Ghosthouse (Lenzi, 1983)

Run #3: Takashi Miike
11. Toppuu! Minipato tai - Aikyacchi Jankushon a.k.a. Eyecatch Junction (Miike, 1991)
12. Rapurasu no majo a.k.a. Laplace's Witch (Miike, 2018)
13a. Kôji Kikkawa - Pandoora (Miike, 2002)
13b. Tsukamoto Shin'ya ga Ranpo suru a.k.a. Making of Shinya Tsukamoto's Gemini (Miike, 2000)
13c. Idol × Warrior: Miracle Tunes! E1-2 (Miike, 2017)
14. Terra Formars (Miike, 2016)
15. Silver - shirubaa (Miike, 1999)
16. Mugen no jûnin a.k.a. Blade of the Immortal (Miike, 2017)
17. Aku no kyôten a.k.a. Lesson of Evil (2012)
18. Kuime a.k.a. Over Your Dead Body (Miike, 2014)

Run #4: Mentally Disaffected David Cronenberg
19. M. Butterfly (Cronenberg, 1993)
20. A Dangerous Method (Cronenberg, 2011)
21a. Peep Show: The Lie Chair (Cronenberg, 1975)
21b. Teleplay: The Italian Machine (Cronenberg, 1976)
21c. The Nest (Cronenberg, 2013)

Run #5: Literary Welles
22. The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (Welles, 1951)
23. Macbeth (Welles, 1948)
24. Histoire immortelle a.k.a. The Immortal Story (Welles, 1968)

Run #6: Oliver Stone
25. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Stone, 2010)
26. Seizure (Stone, 1974)
27. Mi Amigo Hugo (Stone, 2014)

Run #7: Jacques Tourneur
28. Berlin Express (Tourneur, 1948)
29. La battaglia di Maratona a.k.a. Giant of Marathon (Tourneur/Bava, 1959)
30. War-Gods of the Deep (Tourneur, 1965)

Run #8: Pupi Avati
31. Zeder a.k.a. Revenge of the Dead (Avati, 1983)
32. Il cuore altrove a.k.a. Incantato (Avati, 2003)
33. L'arcano incantatore a.k.a. Arcane Sorcerer (Avati, 1996)

Run #9: Early D.W. Griffith
34a. The Sealed Room (1909)
34b. The Unchanging Sea (1910)
34c. His Trust: The Faithful Devotion and Self-Sacrifice of an Old Negro Servant (1911)
34d. The Mothering Heart (1913)
35a. The New York Hat (1912)
35b. An Unseen Enemy (1912)
35c. Enoch Arden (1911)
36a. The Adventures of Dollie (1908)
36b. The Usurer (1910)
36c. The Miser's Heart (1911)
36d. The Burglar's Dilemma (1912)

Run #10: Judd Apatow
37. May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers (Apatow/Michael Bonfiglio, 2017)
38. The King of Staten Island (Apatow, 2020)
39. This Is 40 (Apatow, 2012)

Run #11: Francis Ford Coppola
40. Finian's Rainbow (Coppola, 1968)
41. Gardens of Stone (Coppola, 1987)
42. Tonight for Sure (Coppola, 1962)

Run #12: John Carpenter
43. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
44. Elvis (1979)
45. The Ward (2010)

Run #13: Sam Fuller
46. Tote Taube in der Beethovenstraße a.k.a. Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (1973)
47. Shark! (!969)
48. China Gate (1957)

Run #14: Pete Walker
49. House of Mortal Sin (1976)
50. The Flesh and Blood Show (1972)
51. For Men Only (1968)

Run #15: William Friedkin
52. Deal of the Century (1983)
53. The Devil and Father Amorth (2017)
54. Good Times (1967)

Run #16: Antonio Margheriti
55. I sopravvissuti della città morta a.k.a. Temple of Hell (1984)
56. Nella stretta morsa del ragno a.k.a. Web of the Spider (1971)
57. Assignment Outer Space (1960)
58. La lunga cavalcata a.k.a. Take A Hard Ride (1975)
59. La morte negli occhi del gatto a.k.a. Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye (1973)
60. Con la rabbia agli occhi a.k.a. Death Rage (!976)
61. I giganti di Roma a.k.a. Giants of Rome (1964)

Run #17: D.A. Pennebaker
62. Original Cast Album: Company (1970)
63. 65 Revisited (2007)
64a. Snapshots from the Tour (2015)
64b. Little Richard: Keep On Rockin' (1969)
64c. Shake!: Otis at Monterey (1987)

Run #18: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
65. Nobi a.k.a. Fires on the Plain (2014)
66. Kotoko (2011)
67. Zan a.k.a. Killing (2018)
68. Denchû kozô no bôken a.k.a. The Adventure of Denchu Kozo (1987)
69. Vital (2004)
70. Akumu tantei a.k.a. Nightmare Detective (2006)

Run #19: John Frankenheimer
71. Andersonville (1996)
72. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
73. The Challenge (1982)
74. Grand Prix (1966)
75. The Young Savages (1961)

Run #20: Monte Hellman
72. Back Door to Hell (1964)
73. Road to Nowhere (2010)
74. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989)

Run #21: Tobe Hooper
75. Night Terrors (1993)
76. Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories: Ghosts R Us/Legend of Kate Morgan/School Spirit (1991)
77. Mortuary (2005)
78. Invaders from Mars (1986)
79. Djinn (2013)
80. Eggshells (1969)
81. The Dark (1979)
82. Crocodile (2000)
83. I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990)
Short: Heisters (1964)

Run #22: Brian De Palma
84. Passion (2012)
85. Home Movies (1979)
86. The Wedding Party (1969)
87. Murder à la Mod (1968)

Run #23: Atom Egoyan
88. Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande (1997)
89. Remember (2015)
90. Ararat (2002)

Run #24: Ted V. Mikels
91. The Doll Squad (1973)
92. Mission: Killfast (1991)
93. The Corpse Grinders (1971)

Run #25: David Hand
94. Bambi (1942)
95-96. Shorts [Pluto's Judgement Day (1935), Thru the Mirror (1936), Mickey's Elephant (1936), Mickey's Polo Team (1936), Alpine Climbers (1936), Magician Mickey (1937), The Whalers (1938), Birds in the Spring (1933), Old King Cole (1933), Three Blind Mouseketeers (1936), Little Hiawatha (1937), Three Orphan Kittens (1935), More Kittens (1936), The Flying Mouse (1934), Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935)]

Run #26: Ben Sharpsteen
97. Dumbo (1941)
98-99. Shorts [On Ice (1935), Mickey's Fire Brigade (1935), Mickey's Circus (1936), Moving Day (1936), Orphans' Picnic (1936), Hawaiian Holiday (1937), Moose Hunters (1937), The Worm Turns (1937), Clock Cleaners (1937), Mickey's Trailer (1938), Broken Toys (1935), Cock o' the Walk (1935), Nature's Strangest Creatures (1959)]

Run #27: Anurag Kashyap
100. Bombay Talkies (2013)
101. Dev.D (2009)
102. Ugly (2013)

Run #28: Blake Edwards
103. Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
104. Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
105. The Tamarind Seed (1974)

Run #29: Jean Rollin
106. Les deux orphelines vampires a.k.a. Two Orphan Vampires (1997)
107. Jeunes filles impudiques a.k.a. Schoolgirl Hitchhikers (1973)
108. La vampire nue a.k.a. The Nude Vampire (1970)
109. La rose de fer a.k.a. The Iron Rose (1973)

Run #30: Jean-Luc Godard
110. Hélas pour moi a.k.a. Oh, Woe Is Me (1993)
111. Soigne ta droite a.k.a. Keep Your Right Up (1987)
112. Les plus belles escroqueries du monde a.k.a. The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers (1964)

Run #31: Claude Chabrol
113. Ophélia (1963)
114. Inspecteur Lavardin (1986)
115. Les dossiers secrets de l'inspecteur Lavardin: Maux croisés a.k.a. Danger Lies in the Words (1989)

Run #32: Wes Craven
116. The Fireworks Woman (1975)
117. Chiller (1985)
118. Disneyland: Casebusters (1986)
119. My Soul to Take (2010)
120. The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)
121. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
122. Summer of Fear (1978)

Run #33: Douglas Sirk
123. Battle Hymn (1957)
124. There's Always Tomorrow (1955)
125. Thunder on the Hill (1951)

Run #34: Bruno Mattei
126. La tomba a.k.a. The Tomb (2006)
127. Violenza in un carcere femminile a.k.a. Violence in a Women's Prison (1982)
128. Blade Violent - I violenti a.k.a. Women's Prison Massacre (1983)
129. Shocking Dark (1989)
130. L'altro inferno a.k.a. The Other Hell (1981)
131. Anime perse a.k.a. The Jail: The Women's Hell (2006)

Run #35: Frank Capra
132. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
133. The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays (1957)
134. Ladies of Leisure (1930)

Run #36: Ridley Scott
135. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
136. All the Money in the World (2017)
137. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

Run #37: G.W. Pabst
138. Die weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü a.k.a. White Hell of Piz Palu (1929)
139. Tagebuch einer Verlorenen a.k.a. Diary of a Lost Girl (1928)
140. Geheimnisse einer Seele a.k.a. Secrets of a Soul (1926)

Run #38: David Lynch
141. Rabbits (2002)
142. Mulholland Dr. (1999)
143. Eraserhead Stories (2001)
144. Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)
145. Blue Velvet: The Lost Footage (2019)
146. More Things That Happened (2007)
147a. What Did Jack Do? (2017)
147b. David Lynch Cooks Quinoa (2007)
147c. Ballerina (2007)
147d. Fire (PoZar) (2020)

Run #39: Dario Argento
148. Dracula 3D (2012)
149. La porta sul buio: Il tram a.k.a. The Train (1973)
150. Non ho sonno a.k.a. Sleepless (2001)
151. Il cartaio a.k.a. The Card Player (2004)
152. Giallo (2009)
153. Il fantasma dell'opera a.k.a. Phantom of the Opera (1998)

Run #40: Peter Bogdanovich
154. Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)
155. Naked City: A Killer Christmas (1998)
156. A Saintly Switch (1999)
157. Daisy Miller (1974)
158. The Thing Called Love (1993)

Run #41: Doris Wishman
159. Diary of a Nudist (1961)
160. The Sex Perils of Paulette (1965)
161. My Brothers Wife (1966)

Run #42: Mary Harron
162. The Moth Diaries (2011)
163. Anna Nicole (2013)
164. I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

Run #43: Wim Wenders
165. The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
166. Submergence (2017)
167. The End of Violence (1997)
168. Don't Come Knocking (2005)

Run #44: Sion Sono
169. Tsumetai nettaigyo a.k.a. Cold Fish (2010)
170. Koi no tsumi a.k.a. Guilty of Romance (2011)
171. Dankon: The Man (1998)
172. Seigi no tatsujin: Nyotai tsubo saguri a.k.a. Teachers of Sexual Play: Modelling Urns with the Female Body (2000)
173. Kessen! Joshiryô tai Danshiryô a.k.a. Decisive Match! Girls Dorm Against Boys Dorm (1988)
174. Antiporno (2016)
175. Love & Peace (2015)
176-177. Shorts: 0cm4 (2001), Ore wa Sono Sion da! a.k.a. I Am Sono Sion! (1985), Vagina and Virgin (1995), Love Songs (1984), Ai a.k.a. Love (1986), Chichi no hi a.k.a. Father's Day (2003), Kaze a.k.a. Wind (1998), Great Riches - MV DEEP INTO THE DAYDREAM ~ I Can't afford ~ (music video), Halko Momoi - Mail Me (music video)

Run #45: Sam Peckinpah
178. The Osterman Weekend (1983)
179. ABC Stage 67: Noon Wine (1966)
180. The Killer Elite (1975)

Run #46: Stuart Gordon
181. Robot Jox (1989)
182. King of the Ants (2003)
183. Daughter of Darkness (1990)

Run #47: Masayuki Kojima
184. Made in Abyss: Hôrô Suru Tasogare a.k.a. Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight (2019)
185. A Spirit of the Sun (2006)
186. Tibet inu monogatari a.k.a. Tibetan Dog (2011)

Run #48: Woody Allen
187. Another Woman (1988)
188. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
189. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
190. Alice (1990)

Run #49: Joe Dante
191. The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy a.k.a. Osiris Chronicles (1998)
192. Nightmare Cinema (2018)
193. The Hole (2009)

Run #50: Mario Bava
194. I coltelli del vendicatore a.k.a. Knives of the Avenger (1966)
195. Ringo del Nebraska a.k.a. Savage Gringo (1966)
196. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (1970)
197. Le spie vengono dal semifreddo a.k.a. Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)
198. 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto a.k.a. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

Run #51: John Boorman
199. The Emerald Forest (!985)
200. The Tiger's Tail (2006)
201. Hell in the Pacific (1968)

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Post by zuma » July 25th, 2020, 3:36 pm

Ken Loach

63 - The Wednesday Play: Cathy Come Home (1966) 6.5/10
64 - Ladybird Ladybird (1994) 7/10
65 - Raining Stones (1993) 6.5/10
66 - Land and Freedom (1995) 6/10


Gakuryu Ishii

67 - Burst City (1982) 3/10
68 - The Crazy Family (1984) 6/10
69 - Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001) 5/10

1-4: Carlos SauraShow

01 - The Delinquents/Los golfos (1960) 6/10
02 - The Garden of Delights/El jardín de las delicias (1970) 7/10
03 - Blindfolded Eyes/Los ojo
s vendados (1978) 7.5/10
04 - ¡Ay, Carmela! (1990) 6.5/10
5-8: Herschell Gordon LewisShow

05 - 2,000 Maniacs (1964) 5/10
06 - Color Me Blood Red (1965) 6/10
07 - The Wizard of Gore (1970) 3/10
08 - The Gore Gore Girls (1972) 5/10
9-11: Olivier AssayasShow

09 - Disorder/Désordre (1986) 7.5/10
10 - Winter's Child/L'enfant de l'hiver (1989) 6/10
11 - Demonlover (2002) 7/10
12-17: Abel FerreraShow

12 - Fear City (1984)
13 - 'R Xmas (2001)
14 - Crime Story: Pilot (1986)
15 - Pasolini (2014)
16 - Body Snatchers (1993)
17 - Welcome to New York (2014)
17-29: Joseph LoseyShow

18 - The Big Night (1951) 6.5/10
19 - The Sleeping Tiger (1954) 7/10
20 - Finger of Guilt (1956) 7/10
21 - Blind Date/Chance Meeting (1959) 7/10
22 - Secret Ceremony (1968) 6.5/10
23 - The Boy with Green Hair (1948) 6/10
24 - King & Country (1964) 8/10
25 - The Servant (1963) 9/10 (rewatch)
26 - Concrete Jungle (1960) 6.5/10
27 - The Lawless (1950) 6/10
28 - Eve (1962) 7/10
29 - The Romantic Englishwoman (1975) 7/10
30-32: Nicole HolofcenerShow

30 - Walking and Talking (1996) 6/10
31 - Lovely & Amazing (2001) 6.5/10
32 - Enough Said (2013) 7/10
33-35: Karim AinouzShow

33 - Madame Satã (2002) 5.5/10
34 - Love for Sale (2006) 6/10
35 - Invisible Life (2019) 7/10
36-38: François TruffautShow

36 - The Bride Wore Black (1968) 6.5/10
37 - Small Change (1976) 5.5/10
38 - The Man Who Loved Women (1977) 6/10
39-41: Roger CormanShow

39 - Last Tomb of Ligeia (1964) 6/10
40 - Tales of Terror (1962) 6/10
41 - The Trip (1967) 6.5/10
42-44: Shinya TsukamotoShow

42 - Tokyo Fist (1995) 6/10
43 - Haze (2005) 6.5/10
44 - A Snake of June (2002) 5/10
45-48: Amat EscalanteShow

45 - Sangre (2005) 6/10
46 - Los bastardos (2008) 6.5/10
47 - Heli (2013) 7/10
48 - The Untamed (2016) 7.5/10
49-51: Abbas KiarostamiShow

49 - Homework/Mashgh-e Shab (1989) 6.5/10
50 - 10 on Ten (2004) 8/10
51 - Shirin (2008) 7.5/10
52-54: Alain CavalierShow

52 - Thérèse (1986) 5.5/10
53 - Libera me (1993) 5.5/10
54 - Paradise (2014) 5/10
55-59: Eduardo CoutinhoShow

55 - Edifício Master (2002) 8/10
56 - Playing/Jogo de Cena (2007) 6.5/10
57 - Um Dia na Vida (2010) 4/10
58 - As Canções (2011) 7.5/10
59 - Last Conversations/Últimas Conversas (2015) 6/10
60-62: Paolo SorrentinoShow

60 - The Consequences of Love/Le conseguenze dell'amore (2004) 7/10
61 - Il Divo (2008) 6.5/10
62 - Youth (2015) 7.5/10
63-66: Ken LoachShow

63 - The Wednesday Play: Cathy Come Home (1966) 6.5/10
64 - Ladybird Ladybird (1994) 7/10
65 - Raining Stones (1993) 6.5/10
66 - Land and Freedom (1995) 6/10
67-69: Gakuryu IshiiShow

67 - Burst City (1982) 3/10
68 - The Crazy Family (1984) 6/10
69 - Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001) 5/10

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 25th, 2020, 4:18 pm

allisoncm wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 10:18 pm
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 7:47 pm
allisoncm wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 3:09 pm


As a matter of fact... :think:
A Green Challenge to Wynorski, perhaps? :whistling:
You're on! :cowbow:
I was going to binge on Allan Dwan or Michael Curtiz, but I couldn't stop myself with Alfred E. Green. I am planning to binge-watch his films until Sunday when I'll switch it up again.

I could binge on almost any director's precode films. I like several of Green's, especially Baby Face, but probably my favorite director of that period was Roy Del Ruth. I'm not sure if you've already seen this one, but a later film of Green's that is definitely worth seeking out is Four Faces West with Joel McCrea and Frances Dee. But if I dwell too long thinking about directors like Green, Curtiz and Ruth I'll get distracted from my turkeys. :lol:

Speaking of which, I might return to Wynorski but I just started another run that I've been planning all month. That means that Polonia will be my next deep challenger. :cheers:

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Post by hurluberlu » July 25th, 2020, 7:32 pm

Atom Egoyan

10. Family Viewing (1987) 7+
11. Speaking Parts (1989) 6+
12. The Adjuster (1991) 7-

Lars von TrierShow
1. The Idiots / Idioterne (1998) 6+
2. Melancholia (2011) 7-
3. The House that Jack built (2018) 7+
Claude SautetShow
4. The Things of Life / Les Choses de la Vie (1970) [Rewatch] 7- (=)
5. Vincent, François, Paul and the Others / Vincent, François, Paul et les autres (1974) 6
6. A Bad Son / Un Mauvais Fils (1980) 7
Sacha GuitryShow
7. The New Testament / Le Nouveau Testament (1936) 7
8. Let's Go Up the Champs-Élysées / Remontons les Champs-Élysées (1938) 7-
9. My Father was right / Mon père avait raison (1936) 6
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Post by 72aicm » July 25th, 2020, 9:45 pm

Antonio Pietrangeli:
16. Fantasmi a Roma (1961) 8/10
17. La visita (1963) 8.5/10
18. Il magnifico cornuto (1964) 7.5/10

I do not have a list of my favourite directors, but if I had, Pietrangeli would be high on it.
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Quentin Tarantino:
1. Reservoir Dogs (1992) 10/10 (rewatch)
2. Four Rooms (1995) 5/10
3. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) 9/10 (rewatch)

Martin Scorsese:
4. The Color of Money (1986) 6/10
5. Hugo (2011) 7/10
6. The Irishman (2019) 6.5/10

Elio Petri:
7. A ciascuno il suo (1967) 6.5/10
8. Un tranquillo posto di campagna (1968) 7/10
9. La classe operaia va in paradiso (1971) 8.5/10

Rolf de Heer:
10. Dance Me to My Song (1998) 9/10
11. Twelve Canoes (2009) 6.5/10
12. The King is Dead! (2012) 6.5/10

Dino Risi:
13. I mostri (1963) 5.5/10
14. In nome del popolo italiano (1971) 6/10
15. I nuovi mostri (1977) 7/10

Antonio Pietrangeli:
16. Fantasmi a Roma (1961) 8/10
17. La visita (1963) 8.5/10
18. Il magnifico cornuto (1964) 7.5/10

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Post by allisoncm » July 25th, 2020, 9:54 pm

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
July 25th, 2020, 4:18 pm
allisoncm wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 10:18 pm
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 7:47 pm


A Green Challenge to Wynorski, perhaps? :whistling:
You're on! :cowbow:
I was going to binge on Allan Dwan or Michael Curtiz, but I couldn't stop myself with Alfred E. Green. I am planning to binge-watch his films until Sunday when I'll switch it up again.

I could binge on almost any director's precode films. I like several of Green's, especially Baby Face, but probably my favorite director of that period was Roy Del Ruth. I'm not sure if you've already seen this one, but a later film of Green's that is definitely worth seeking out is Four Faces West with Joel McCrea and Frances Dee. But if I dwell too long thinking about directors like Green, Curtiz and Ruth I'll get distracted from my turkeys. :lol:

Speaking of which, I might return to Wynorski but I just started another run that I've been planning all month. That means that Polonia will be my next deep challenger. :cheers:
Four Faces West is definitely on the Green list. I went back and forth between deciding if I'd watch it or not because I'm not into westerns. However, in my travels across the internet, I also heard it described as an anti-western, so we shall see.

I was also going to do 4 days of Curtiz, but I might shorten it to two days to make room for other directors in the challenge. Please someone do John Ford, so I won't feel forced to do a triple by him by the end of the month. :cowbow:

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 25th, 2020, 11:31 pm

allisoncm wrote:
July 25th, 2020, 9:54 pm
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
July 25th, 2020, 4:18 pm
allisoncm wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 10:18 pm


You're on! :cowbow:
I was going to binge on Allan Dwan or Michael Curtiz, but I couldn't stop myself with Alfred E. Green. I am planning to binge-watch his films until Sunday when I'll switch it up again.

I could binge on almost any director's precode films. I like several of Green's, especially Baby Face, but probably my favorite director of that period was Roy Del Ruth. I'm not sure if you've already seen this one, but a later film of Green's that is definitely worth seeking out is Four Faces West with Joel McCrea and Frances Dee. But if I dwell too long thinking about directors like Green, Curtiz and Ruth I'll get distracted from my turkeys. :lol:

Speaking of which, I might return to Wynorski but I just started another run that I've been planning all month. That means that Polonia will be my next deep challenger. :cheers:
Four Faces West is definitely on the Green list. I went back and forth between deciding if I'd watch it or not because I'm not into westerns. However, in my travels across the internet, I also heard it described as an anti-western, so we shall see.

I was also going to do 4 days of Curtiz, but I might shorten it to two days to make room for other directors in the challenge. Please someone do John Ford, so I won't feel forced to do a triple by him by the end of the month. :cowbow:
Four Faces West is a western but it feels equally like a man on the run film. It's more of a suspense and character piece then it is a shoot-em-up. Guns are drawn but as I recall, none are ever fired.

I would gladly watch Ford but he doesn't fit into my turkey plucking plans.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 25th, 2020, 11:39 pm

Directors with Turkey Trots – 2020

128. It Kills: Camp Blood 7 (2017 / Mark Polonia) FTV 3/10 {69 m.} imdb: 2.5
129. Ghost of Camp Blood (2018 / Mark Polonia) FTV 4/10 {73 m.} imdb: 2.8
130. War Raiders (2018 / Mark Polonia) FTV 3+/10 {71 m.} imdb: 2.4
131. Battle Bots (2018 / Mark Polonia) FTV 4/10 {67 m.} imdb: 1.8
132. Frozen Sasquatch (2018 / Mark Polonia) FTV 5+/10 {73 m.} imdb: 3.3
133. Deadly Playthings (2019 / Mark Polonia) FTV 6/10 {76 m.} imdb: 3.1
134. Amityville Island (2020 / Mark Polonia) FTV 7/10 {70 m.} imdb: 1.8

…and that brings Mark Polonia to 13 films for this challenge.


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1. Missile to the Moon (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) 7-/10 {78 m.} imdb: 3.9
2. She Demons (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) 7+/10 {77 m.} imdb: 4.6
3. Giant From the Unknown (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) 7/10 {77 m.} imdb: 4.7
4. Frankenstein’s Daughter (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) FTV 7+/10 {85 m.} imdb: 4.2

5. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again (2016 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7/10 {88 m.} imdb: 4.2
6. High School Musical (2006 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7/10 {98 m.} imdb: 5.4
7. High School Musical 2 (2007 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7+/10 {104 m.} imdb: 5.0
8. High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2006 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7+/10 {112 m.} imdb: 4.8

9. Blood Feast (1963 / Herschell Gordon Lewis) 6/10 {67 m.} imdb: 5.1
10. Moonshine Mountain (1964 / Herschell Gordon Lewis) FTV 6+/10 {85 m.} imdb: 4.2
11. Monster a-Go Go (1965 / Herschell Gordon Lewis) 6+/10 {70 m.} imdb: 2.2

12. Invasion from Inner Earth (1974 / Bill Rebane) 8/10 {94 m.} imdb: 2.4
13. The Giant Spider Invasion (1975 / Bill Rebane) FTV 8/10 {84 m.} imdb: 3.1
14. The Alpha Incident (1978 / Bill Rebane) 7/10 {95 m.} imdb: 3.7
15. The Capture of Bigfoot (1979 / Bill Rebane) 8/10 {92 m.} imdb: 3.4
16. Rana: The Legend of Shadow Lake (1981 / Bill Rebane) 7/10 {96 m.} imdb: 2.9
17. The Demons of Ludlow (1983 / Bill Rebane) 6+/10 {83 m.} imdb: 3.4
18. The Game (1984 / Bill Rebane) 6/10 {84 m.} imdb: 3.2
19. Blood Harvest (1987 / Bill Rebane) FTV 5+/10 {88 m.} imdb: 4.5
20. Twister’s Revenge (1988 / Bill Rebane) FTV 5/10 {90 m.} imdb: 2.2

21. Sharknado (2013 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 5+/10 {86 m.} imdb: 3.3
22. Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 7+/10 {95 m.} imdb: 4.0]
23. Hansel and Gretel (2013 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 7/10 {90 m.} imdb: 2.8
24. Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 6/10 {93 m.} imdb: 4.1
25. Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 4/10 {95 m.} imdb: 3.9
26. Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 4+/10 {93 m.} imdb: 3.9
27. The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time (2018 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 5/10 {86 m.} imdb: 3.5
28. Headless Horseman (2007 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 5+/10 {87 m.} imdb: 3.8

29. Starcrash (1978 / Luigi Cozzi) 8/10 {92 m.} imdb: 4.0
30. Contamination (1980 / Luigi Cozzi) 7/10 {95 m.} imdb: 5.3
31. Hercules (1983 / Luigi Cozzi) 8/10 {98 m.} imdb: 4.0
32. The Adventures of Hercules (1985 / Luigi Cozzi) 7+/10 {88 m.} imdb: 4.0

33. Zoombies (2016 / Glenn Miller) FTV 7/10 {87 m.} imdb: 3.3
34. Zoombies 2 (2019 / Glenn Miller) FTV 7-/10 {84 m.} imdb: 3.4
35. Santa Claws (2014 / Glenn Miller) FTV 5+/10 {86 m.} imdb: 3.2

36. The Beast of Bray Road (2005 / Leigh Scott) FTV 7+/10 {80 m.} imdb: 4.0
37. King of the Lost World (2005 / Leigh Scott) FTV 3/10 {80 m.} imdb: 2.4
38. Transmorphers (2007 / Leigh Scott) FTV 2/10 {86 m.} imdb: 1.7
39. Flu Bird Horror (2008 / Leigh Scott) FTV 3/10 {89 m. imdb: 3.1

40. Transmorphers: Fall of Man (2009 / Scott Wheeler) FTV 4/10 {86 m.} imdb: 2.0
41. Avalanche Sharks (2014 / Scott Wheeler) FTV 2/10 {82 m.} imdb: 2.3
42. Attack of the Killer Donuts (2016 / Scott Wheeler) FTV 7/10 {85 m.} imdb: 3.7
43. Sinbad and the War of the Furies (2016 / Scott Wheeler) FTV 4+/10 {90 m.} imdb: 2.5

44. The Alien Factor (1978 / Don Dohler) 8/10 {80 m.} imdb: 4.1
45. Alien Factor 2: The Alien Rampage (2001 / Don Dohler) 6+/10 {75 m.} imdb: 3.5
46. The Galaxy Invader (1985 / Don Dohler) 8/10 {79 m.} imdb: 3.1

47. Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015 / Don Michael Paul) FTV 7+/10 {99 m.} imdb: 5.3
48. Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell (2018 / Don Michael Paul) FTV 7/10 {98 m.} imdb: 5.0
49. Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016 / Don Michael Paul) FTV 7+/10 {100 m.} imdb: 4.5
50. Sniper: Ghost Shooter (2016 / Don Michael Paul) FTV 5+/10 {99 m.} imdb: 5.4

51. Man Beast (1956 / Jerry Warren) 7+/10 {62 m.} imdb: 4.1
52. The Incredible Petrified World (1959 / Jerry Warren) 5+/10 {70 m.} imdb: 3.1
53. Teenage Zombies (1959 / Jerry Warren) 5/10 {73 m.} imdb: 3.0
54. Terror of the Bloodhunters (1962 / Jerry Warren) 3+/10 {71 m.} imdb: 2.9
55. Face of the Screaming Werewolf (1964 / Jerry Warren) 5/10 {60 m.} imdb: 2.9
56. Attack of the Mayan Mummy (1964 / Jerry Warren) 4/10 {77 m.} imdb: 2.3
57. Curse of the Stone Hand (1965 / Jerry Warren) 5/10 {67 m.} imdb: 3.5
58. Creature of the Walking Dead (1965 / Jerry Warren) FTV 7+/10 {74 m.} imdb: 3.0
59. House of the Black Death (1965 / Jerry Warren) 7/10 {89 m.} imdb: 3.6
60. The Wild World of Batwoman (1966 / Jerry Warren) 7+/10 {70 m.} imdb: 2.0
61. Frankenstein Island (1981 / Jerry Warren) 7+/10 {97 m.} imdb: 2.2

62. Point of Impact (1993 / Bob Misiorowski) FTV 6/10 {97 m.} imdb: 3.2
63. Shark Attack (1999 / Bob Misiorowski) FTV 7/10 {95 m.} imdb: 3.4
64. Derailed (2002 / Bob Misiorowski) FTV 6/10 {89 m.} imdb: 4.0

65. Phantom from Space (1953 / W. Lee Wilder) 7/10 {73 m.} imdb: 4.2
66. Killers from Space (1954 / W. Lee Wilder) 7+/10 {71 m.} imdb: 3.4
67. The Snow Creature (1954 / W. Lee Wilder) 7/10 {69 m.} imdb: 3.3

68. Bounty Hunters (1996 / George Erschbamer) FTV 6-/10 {98 m.} imdb: 4.5
69. Bounty Hunters 2: Hardball (1997 / George Erschbamer) FTV 5+/10 {97 m.} imdb: 4.5
70. Aliens in the Wild, Wild West (1999 / George Erschbamer) FTV 4/10 {90 m.} imdb: 2.6

71. King Dinosaur (1955 / Bert I. Gordon) FTV 5+/10 {63 m.} imdb: 2.1
72. Beginning of the End (1957 / Bert I. Gordon) FTV 7/10 {76 m.} imdb: 3.8
73. The Cyclops (1957 / Bert I. Gordon) FTV 7/10 {66 m.} imdb: 4.5
74. The Amazing Colossal Man (1957 / Bert I. Gordon) FTV 7/10 {80 m.} imdb: 4.5
75. Attack of the Puppet People (1958 / Bert I. Gordon) 6/10 {79 m.} imdb: 4.6
76. War of the Colossal Beast (1958 / Bert I. Gordon) 7/10 {69 m.} imdb: 3.7
77. The Spider (1958 / Bert I. Gordon) 8/10 {73 m.} imdb: 4.4
78. Tormented (1960 / Bert I. Gordon) 5+/10 {75 m.} imdb: 4.6
79. The Magic Sword (1962 / Bert I. Gordon) FTV 7/10 {80 m.} imdb: 4.6
80. Village of the Giants (1965 / Bert I. Gordon) 7/10 {81 m.} imdb: 3.6
81. Empire of the Ants (1977 / Bert I. Gordon) 7+/10 {89 m.} imdb: 4.3

82. Tyrannosaurus Azteca (2007 / Brian Trenchard-Smith) FTV 5+/10 {86 m.} imdb: 2.8
83. Pimpin’ Pee Wee (2009 / Brian Trenchard-Smith) FTV 7/10 {78 m.} imdb: 4.4
84. Arctic Blast (2010 / Brian Trenchard-Smith) FTV 6/10 {92 m.} imdb: 3.9
85. Drive Hard (2014 / Brian Trenchard-Smith) FTV 8/10 {96 m.} imdb: 4.3

86. Terror of Tiny Town (1938 / Sam Newfield) 6+/10 {62 m.} imdb: 3.8
87. The Mad Monster (1942 / Sam Newfield) 5+/10 {77 m.} imdb: 3.4
88. Dead Men Walk (1943 / Sam Newfield) 5+/10 {64 m.} imdb: 4.7
89. The Monster Maker (1944 / Sam Newfield) 4/10 {62 m.} imdb: 4.7
90. White Pongo (1945 / Sam Newfield) 4/10 {71 m.} imdb: 2.9
91. The Flying Serpent (1946 / Sam Newfield) 6/10 {59 m.} imdb: 4.9

92. Deathstalker II (1987 / Jim Wynorski) 8+/10 {85 m.} imdb: 5.2
93. Big Bad Mama II (1987 / Jim Wynorski) 8+/10 {83 m.} imdb: 4.8
94. Not of This Earth (1988 / Jim Wynorski) 7/10 {81 m.} imdb: 4.8
95. The Return of Swamp Thing (1989 / Jim Wynorski) 8/10 {85 m.} imdb: 4.7
96. Sorority House Massacre II (1990 / Jim Wynorski) 7/10 {77 m.} imdb: 4.9
97. 976-Evil II (1991 / Jim Wynorski) 7-/10 {93 m.} imdb: 4.3
98. Munchie (1992 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 7/10 {80 m.} imdb: 3.7
99. Ghoulies IV (1994 / Jim Wynorski) 7/10 {84 m.} imdb: 2.8
100. Sorceress (1995 / Jim Wynorski) 6-/10 {93 m.} imdb: 3.8
101. Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure (1995 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 5/10 {80 m.} imdb: 4.2
102. The Pandora Project (1998 / Jim Wynorski) 5/10 {89 m.} imdb: 3.8
103. Raptor (2001 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 7/10 {81 m.} imdb: 2.7
104. The Curse of the Komodo (2004 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 5+/10 {92 m.} imdb: 2.8
105. Komodo vs. Cobra (2005 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 5+/10 {94 m.} imdb: 2.8
106. Bone Eater (2007 / Jim Wynorski) 6+/10 {90 m.} imdb: 2.9
107. Vampire in Vegas (2009 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 6+/10 {82 m.} imdb: 2.4
108. Dinocroc vs. Supergator (2010 / Jim Wynorski) 7/10 {87 m.} imdb: 3.1
109. Piranhaconda (2012 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 7/10 {86 m.} imdb: 2.9
110. Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre (2015 / Jim Wynorski) 5/10 {84 m.} imdb: 3.1
111. Nessie & Me (2016 / Jim Wynorski) 4+/10 {90 m.} imdb: 3.3

112. Blood of Ghastly Horror (1967 / Al Adamson) 6/10 {85 m.} imdb: 2.7
113. Blood of Dracula’s Castle (1969 / Al Adamson) 7/10 {84 m.} imdb: 3.5
114. Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970 / Al Adamson) 6/10 {85 m.} imdb: 3.1
115. Brain of Blood (1971 / Al Adamson) 4/10 {87 m.} imdb: 2.9
116. Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971 / Al Adamson) 6/10 {91 m.} imdb: 3.5

117. Doctor Dracula (1978 / Al Adamson) 4/10 {88 m.} imdb: 2.6
118. Carnival Magic (1983 / Al Adamson) 7/10 {86 m.} imdb: 2.3

119. Bimbos B.C. (1990 / Todd Sheets) 2+/10 {90 m.} imdb: 1.7
120. Prehistoric Bimbos in Armageddon City (1991 / Todd Sheets) 4+/10 {80 m.} imdb: 1.9
121. Sorority Babes in the Dance-A-Thon of Death (1991 / Todd Sheets) 2/10 {75 m.} imdb: 2.0

122. Empire of the Apes (2013 / Mark Polonia) FTV 6+/10 {79 m.} imdb: 2.5
123. Camp Blood First Slaughter (2014 / Mark Polonia) 5/10 {72 m.} imdb: 2.5
124. Jurassic Prey (2015 / Mark Polonia) FTV 7+/10 {87 m.} imdb: 1.7
125. Bigfoot Vs. Zombies (2016 / Mark Polonia) 7+/10 {79 m.} imdb: 2.1
126. Sharkenstein (2016 / Mark Polonia) FTV 6+/10 {85 m.} imdb: 2.1
127. Revolt of the Empire of the Apes (2017 / Mark Polonia) FTV 4+/10 {75 m.} imdb: 2.7

128. It Kills: Camp Blood 7 (2017 / Mark Polonia) FTV 3/10 {69 m.} imdb: 2.5
129. Ghost of Camp Blood (2018 / Mark Polonia) FTV 4/10 {73 m.} imdb: 2.8
130. War Raiders (2018 / Mark Polonia) FTV 3+/10 {71 m.} imdb: 2.4
131. Battle Bots (2018 / Mark Polonia) FTV 4/10 {67 m.} imdb: 1.8
132. Frozen Sasquatch (2018 / Mark Polonia) FTV 5+/10 {73 m.} imdb: 3.3
133. Deadly Playthings (2019 / Mark Polonia) FTV 6/10 {76 m.} imdb: 3.1
134. Amityville Island (2020 / Mark Polonia) FTV 7/10 {70 m.} imdb: 1.8

…and that brings Mark Polonia to 13 films for this challenge.

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Post by allisoncm » July 26th, 2020, 12:58 am

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
July 25th, 2020, 11:31 pm
allisoncm wrote:
July 25th, 2020, 9:54 pm
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
July 25th, 2020, 4:18 pm



I could binge on almost any director's precode films. I like several of Green's, especially Baby Face, but probably my favorite director of that period was Roy Del Ruth. I'm not sure if you've already seen this one, but a later film of Green's that is definitely worth seeking out is Four Faces West with Joel McCrea and Frances Dee. But if I dwell too long thinking about directors like Green, Curtiz and Ruth I'll get distracted from my turkeys. :lol:

Speaking of which, I might return to Wynorski but I just started another run that I've been planning all month. That means that Polonia will be my next deep challenger. :cheers:
Four Faces West is definitely on the Green list. I went back and forth between deciding if I'd watch it or not because I'm not into westerns. However, in my travels across the internet, I also heard it described as an anti-western, so we shall see.

I was also going to do 4 days of Curtiz, but I might shorten it to two days to make room for other directors in the challenge. Please someone do John Ford, so I won't feel forced to do a triple by him by the end of the month. :cowbow:
Four Faces West is a western but it feels equally like a man on the run film. It's more of a suspense and character piece then it is a shoot-em-up. Guns are drawn but as I recall, none are ever fired.

I would gladly watch Ford but he doesn't fit into my turkey plucking plans.
Cool to hear. I might make room for Ford at the end of the month, but no guarantees. I see Fassbinder hasn't been done yet. I have seen most of his films, but am saving a rewatch for next month's German Challenge.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 26th, 2020, 3:36 am

allisoncm wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 12:58 am
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
July 25th, 2020, 11:31 pm
allisoncm wrote:
July 25th, 2020, 9:54 pm

Four Faces West is definitely on the Green list. I went back and forth between deciding if I'd watch it or not because I'm not into westerns. However, in my travels across the internet, I also heard it described as an anti-western, so we shall see.

I was also going to do 4 days of Curtiz, but I might shorten it to two days to make room for other directors in the challenge. Please someone do John Ford, so I won't feel forced to do a triple by him by the end of the month. :cowbow:
Four Faces West is a western but it feels equally like a man on the run film. It's more of a suspense and character piece then it is a shoot-em-up. Guns are drawn but as I recall, none are ever fired.

I would gladly watch Ford but he doesn't fit into my turkey plucking plans.
Cool to hear. I might make room for Ford at the end of the month, but no guarantees. I see Fassbinder hasn't been done yet. I have seen most of his films, but am saving a rewatch for next month's German Challenge.
I actually did a Fassbinder run today. Just haven't posted it yet. I was probably planning some Ford this week as well.

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Post by allisoncm » July 26th, 2020, 7:24 am

:cheers: flavo5000 that's good, you will save the challenge!

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Post by allisoncm » July 26th, 2020, 7:26 am

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Director #1: Michael Dowse
1. Goon (2011, Michael Dowse)
2. The F Word / What If (2013, Michael Dowse)
3. Fubar (2002, Michael Dowse)
Director #2: Frederick Wiseman
4. In Jackson Heights (2015, Frederick Wiseman) 6/10
5. Blind (1987, Frederick Wiseman) 6/10
6. Seraphita's Diary (1982, Frederick Wiseman) 2/10
BONUS: Frederick Wiseman on top 250 directors list (#152)
I might watch more Wiseman today, but I really wanted to list the first three films by him before I did that.
7. Belfast, Maine (1999, Frederick Wiseman) 5/10 (4th film in a row from Wiseman)
8. La Comédie-Française ou L'amour joué (1996) 5.5/10 (5th and final film from Wiseman for me)
Director #3: Werner Herzog
9. Family Romance, LLC (2019, Werner Herzog) 5+/10 MUBI
10. Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen/Where the Green Ants Dream (1984, Werner Herzog) 7+/10
11. Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (2019, Werner Herzog) 6+/10
BONUS: Werner Herzog on top 250 directors list (#45)
Director #4: Alan J. Pakula
12. See You in the Morning (1989, Alan J. Pakula) 9/10
13. The Devil's Own (1997, Alan J. Pakula) 7/10
14. Consenting Adults (1992, Alan J. Pakula) 7.5/10
BONUS: Alan J. Pakula on top 250 directors list (#240)
15. Orphans (1987) (4th from Pakula) 5/10 Ultimately a misfire.
16. Dream Lover (1986) (5th from Pakula) 3/10 :(
17. Rollover (1981) (6th from Pakula) 6.5/10
18. Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973) (7th from Pakula) 6/10
Director #5: Nicolas Roeg
19. Cold Heaven (1991, Nicolas Roeg) 5/10
20. Full Body Massage (1995, Nicolas Roeg) 3/10
21. Puffball (2007, Nicolas Roeg 2/10
BONUS: Nicolas Roeg on top 250 directors list (#79)
Director #6: Chantal Akerman
22. Là-bas (2006, Chantal Akerman) 5.5/10
23. Un jour Pina m'a demandé (1983, Chantal Akerman) 3/10
24. L'homme à la valise (1983, Chantal Akerman) 5/10
BONUS: Chantal Akerman on top 250 directors list (#85)
Director #7: Jonathan Demme
25. Last Embrace (1979, Jonathan Demme) 3/10
26. Caged Heat (1974, Jonathan Demme) 3/10
27. American Playhouse: Who Am I This Time? Jonathan Demme 4.9/10
BONUS: Jonathan Demme on top 250 directors list (#229)
Director #8: Nadine Trintignant
28. Le voleur de crimes (1969, Nadine Trintignant) 6/10
29. Mon amour, mon amour (1967, Nadine Trintignant) 6/10
30. Ça n'arrive qu'aux autres (1971, Nadine Trintignant) 9/10
Director #9:Robert Altman
31. The James Dean Story (1957, Robert Altman) 6/10 good topic, kind of cheesy for a doc
32. HealtH (1980, Robert Altman) 2.5/10 What in the actual?
33. Countdown (Robert Altman) 3.5/10
BONUS: Robert Altman on top 250 directors list (#43)
Director #10: Sidney Lumet
34. Child’s Play (1972, Sidney Lumet) 8/10
35. Power (1986, Sidney Lumet) 7/10
36. Vu du pont (1962, Sidney Lumet) 5.75/10
BONUS: Sidney Lumet on top 250 directors list (#99)
Director #11: King Vidor
37. The Jack-Knife Man (1920) 5.6/10
38. An American Romance (1944) 6/10
39. Bird of Paradise (1932) 1.5/10
BONUS: King Vidor on top 250 directors list (#112)
Director #12: Raoul Walsh
40. A Distant Trumpet (1964, Raoul Walsh) 6/10
41. The Man Who Came Back (1931, Raoul Walsh) 7/10
42. The Monkey Talks (1927, Raoul Walsh) 5+/10
BONUS: Raoul Walsh on top 250 directors list (#148)
Director #13: Mikio Naruse
43.Nyonin aishû/A Woman’s Sorrows (1937, Mikio Naruse) 6/10
44. Haru no mezame/Spring Awakens (1947, Mikio Naruse)
45. Hôrô-ki aka Her Lonely Lane aka A Wanderer’s Notebook (1962, Mikio Naruse)
BONUS: Mikio Naruse on top 250 directors list (#109)
Director #14: Sacha Guitry
46. Le destin fabuleux de Désirée Clary (1942, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
47. Aux deux colombes (1949, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
48. Si Paris nous était conté (1956, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
Director #15 Abel Gance
49. La Tour de Nesle (1955, Abel Gance) 6/10
50. Mater dolorosa (1917, Abel Gance) 7/10 Such exquisite photography.
51. Le capitaine Fracasse (1943, Abel Gance) 6/10
BONUS: Abel Gance on top 250 directors list (#109)
Director #16 Alain Corneau
52. Le môme (1986, Alain Corneau) 6/10
53. France société anonyme (1974, Alain Corneau) 6/10
54. Le nouveau monde (1995, Alain Corneau) 6.5/10
Director #17: Gérard Oury
55. L'as des as (1982, Gérard Oury) 7/10 - A very standard comedy that got Jo Jo Rabbit esque at times. There was an amazing chase scene that was pretty amazing, though.
56. La Folie des grandeurs (1971, Gérard Oury) 5/10
57. Le Crime ne paie pas (1962, Gérard Oury) 6/10
Director #18: Jacqueline Audry
58. Olivia (1950, Jacqueline Audry) 6+/10
59. Huis-Clos / No Exit (1954, Jacqueline Audry) Very interesting, but not very engaging to me. The strongest points were the writing and directing. Now if the actors had more charisma.
60. Le Secret du chevalier d’Eon (Jacqueline Audry) 7/10 Started off very standard and got very playful very fast. By today’s standard’s it’s a relatively tame film reminiscent of “The Favourite”, but back in the day, I’m sure it pushed boundaries for women and gender portrayals.
Director #19: Alexandre Astruc
61. La Lettre volée (1974, Alexandre Astruc) 5.5/10
62. La Proie pour l’ombre (1961, Alexandre Astruc) 6.2/10
63. Education Sentimentale (1962, Alexandre Astruc) 5.8/10
I first heard of Astruc in Jean Douchet's book: French New Wave and have been on a quest ever since to discover this severely underrated and underdiscussed French filmmaker.
Director #20: Georges Lautner
64. Le Guignolo (1980, Georges Lautner) 6.5/10
65. Le Professionel (1981, Georges Lautner) 6/10
66. Le Pacha (1968, Georges Lautner) 6/10
Director #21: William A. Wellman
67. Darby’s Rangers (1958, William A. Wellman) 6/10 General war propaganda
68. Woman Trap (1929, William A. Wellman) 5/10 Very rough and not much to it compared to his later works /
69. Call of the Wild (1935, William A. Wellman) 6.5/10
70. Thunder Birds [Soldiers of the Air] (1942, William A. Wellman) 6/10 Without Gene Tierney, I would have been bored stiff.
Director #22: Jacques Becker
71. Les aventures d'Arsène Lupin (1957, Jacques Becker) 5.7/10
72. Ali Baba et les quarante voleurs (1954, Jacques Becker) 6/10 Kind of fun because of Fernandel, but that’s all.
73. Dernier atout (1942, Jacques Becker) 5.5/10
Director #23: Jacques Feyder
74. Le Pied qui étreint (1916, Jacques Feyder) 5.5/10
75. Gribiche (1926, Jacques Feyder) 6.2+/10
76. Anna Christie (1931, Jacques Feyder) 6/10
Director #23: Frank Borzage
77. Secrets (1924, Frank Borzage) 6/10 I really enjoyed Borzage’s remake of this when I saw it on TCM years ago and was looking forward to seeing the original silent version with Norma Talmadge
78. Till We Meet Again (1944, Frank Borzage) 6/10
79. No Greater Glory (1934, Frank Borzage) 6/10
BONUS: Frank Borzage on top 250 directors list (#220)
Director #24: Nicolás Pereda
80. Verano de Goliat (2010, Nicolás Pereda) 5/10
81. Los mejores temas (2012, Nicolás Pereda) 2.8/10
82. Perpetuum Mobile (2009, Nicolás Pereda) 4.5/10
Director #25: Ken Russell
83. The Debussy Film (1965, Ken Russell) 5/10
84. Elgar: Fantasy of a Composer on a Bicycle (2002, Ken Russell) 6/10
85. The Planets (1983, Ken Russell) 6.2/10
BONUS: Ken Russell on top 250 directors list (#209)
Director #26: Alfred E. Green
86. The Girl from Manhattan (1948, Alfred E. Green) 6.1/10
87. The Mayor of 44th Street (1942, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10
88. Copacabana (1947, Alfred E. Green) 7/10
89. Two in a Crowd (1936, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
90. The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939, Alfred E. Green) 4/10
91. The Duke of West Point (1938, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
92. Let's Get Married (1937, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
93. Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944, Alfred E. Green) 6/10 A charming movie that stars Edward G. Robinson as a patriotic man (8th film from Alfred E. Green)
94. The League of Frightened Men (1937, Alfred E. Green) 5.2/10 (9th film from Alfred E. Green)
95. The Narrow Corner (1933) 5/10 (10th film from Alfred E. Green)
96. Shooting High (1940) 5.3/10 The film had a Romeo and Juliet vibe and channeled ALL ABOUT EVE and ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD before they were ever released. (11th film from Alfred E. Green)
97. More Than a Secretary (1936) 5.2/10 (12th film from Alfred E. Green)
98. Union Depot (1932, Alfred E. Green) 5+/10 (13th film from Alfred E. Green)
99. Side Streets (1934, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (14th film from Alfred E. Green)
100. Smart Money (1931, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (15th film from Alfred E. Green)
101. They Met in a Taxi (1936, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (16th film from Alfred E. Green)
102. Irene (1926) 5.5/10 (17th film from Alfred E. Green)
103. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921) 6.5/10 (18th film from Alfred E. Green)
104. It's Tough to Be Famous (1932) 5.2/10 (19th film from Alfred E. Green)
105. I Loved a Woman (1933) 5/10 (20th film from Alfred E. Green)
106. Dark Hazard (1934) 6/10 (21st film from Alfred E. Green)
107. Through the Back Door (1921) 6/10 (22nd film from Alfred E. Green)
108. Silver Dollar (1932) 6.2/10 (23rd film from Alfred E. Green)
109. Appointment in Berlin (1943) 6/10 (24th film from Alfred E. Green)
110. Paris Model (1953) 5/10 (25th film from Alfred E. Green)
111. Sweet Kitty Bellairs (1930) 3.5/10 (26th film from Alfred E. Green)
112. The Green Goddess (1930) 5/10 (27th film from Alfred E. Green)
113. Badlands of Dakota (1941) 4.5/10 (28th film from Alfred E. Green)
114. South of Pago Pago (1940) 4/10 (29th film from Alfred E. Green)
115. Strange Affair (1944) 5/10 (30th film from Alfred E. Green)
116. Old English (1930) 3/10 (31st film from Alfred E. Green)
117. Sweet Music (1935) 4.5/10 (32nd film from Alfred E. Green)
118.Sierra (1950) 4/10(33rd film from Alfred E. Green)
119. As the Earth Turns (1934) (34th film from Alfred E. Green)
120.There's Something About a Soldier (1943) 5/10 (35th film from Alfred E. Green)

I believe I posted Badlands of Dakota (#113) yesterday, but I noticed I forgot to post The Green Goddess. Hopefully that is okay and doesn't mess up anything as I wanted to list everything I watched chronologically. I'm almost done with Green and will include some interesting things I discovered while watching a ton of his films when I'm finished.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 26th, 2020, 12:57 pm

allisoncm wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 7:26 am
SpoilerShow
Director #1: Michael Dowse
1. Goon (2011, Michael Dowse)
2. The F Word / What If (2013, Michael Dowse)
3. Fubar (2002, Michael Dowse)
Director #2: Frederick Wiseman
4. In Jackson Heights (2015, Frederick Wiseman) 6/10
5. Blind (1987, Frederick Wiseman) 6/10
6. Seraphita's Diary (1982, Frederick Wiseman) 2/10
BONUS: Frederick Wiseman on top 250 directors list (#152)
I might watch more Wiseman today, but I really wanted to list the first three films by him before I did that.
7. Belfast, Maine (1999, Frederick Wiseman) 5/10 (4th film in a row from Wiseman)
8. La Comédie-Française ou L'amour joué (1996) 5.5/10 (5th and final film from Wiseman for me)
Director #3: Werner Herzog
9. Family Romance, LLC (2019, Werner Herzog) 5+/10 MUBI
10. Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen/Where the Green Ants Dream (1984, Werner Herzog) 7+/10
11. Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (2019, Werner Herzog) 6+/10
BONUS: Werner Herzog on top 250 directors list (#45)
Director #4: Alan J. Pakula
12. See You in the Morning (1989, Alan J. Pakula) 9/10
13. The Devil's Own (1997, Alan J. Pakula) 7/10
14. Consenting Adults (1992, Alan J. Pakula) 7.5/10
BONUS: Alan J. Pakula on top 250 directors list (#240)
15. Orphans (1987) (4th from Pakula) 5/10 Ultimately a misfire.
16. Dream Lover (1986) (5th from Pakula) 3/10 :(
17. Rollover (1981) (6th from Pakula) 6.5/10
18. Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973) (7th from Pakula) 6/10
Director #5: Nicolas Roeg
19. Cold Heaven (1991, Nicolas Roeg) 5/10
20. Full Body Massage (1995, Nicolas Roeg) 3/10
21. Puffball (2007, Nicolas Roeg 2/10
BONUS: Nicolas Roeg on top 250 directors list (#79)
Director #6: Chantal Akerman
22. Là-bas (2006, Chantal Akerman) 5.5/10
23. Un jour Pina m'a demandé (1983, Chantal Akerman) 3/10
24. L'homme à la valise (1983, Chantal Akerman) 5/10
BONUS: Chantal Akerman on top 250 directors list (#85)
Director #7: Jonathan Demme
25. Last Embrace (1979, Jonathan Demme) 3/10
26. Caged Heat (1974, Jonathan Demme) 3/10
27. American Playhouse: Who Am I This Time? Jonathan Demme 4.9/10
BONUS: Jonathan Demme on top 250 directors list (#229)
Director #8: Nadine Trintignant
28. Le voleur de crimes (1969, Nadine Trintignant) 6/10
29. Mon amour, mon amour (1967, Nadine Trintignant) 6/10
30. Ça n'arrive qu'aux autres (1971, Nadine Trintignant) 9/10
Director #9:Robert Altman
31. The James Dean Story (1957, Robert Altman) 6/10 good topic, kind of cheesy for a doc
32. HealtH (1980, Robert Altman) 2.5/10 What in the actual?
33. Countdown (Robert Altman) 3.5/10
BONUS: Robert Altman on top 250 directors list (#43)
Director #10: Sidney Lumet
34. Child’s Play (1972, Sidney Lumet) 8/10
35. Power (1986, Sidney Lumet) 7/10
36. Vu du pont (1962, Sidney Lumet) 5.75/10
BONUS: Sidney Lumet on top 250 directors list (#99)
Director #11: King Vidor
37. The Jack-Knife Man (1920) 5.6/10
38. An American Romance (1944) 6/10
39. Bird of Paradise (1932) 1.5/10
BONUS: King Vidor on top 250 directors list (#112)
Director #12: Raoul Walsh
40. A Distant Trumpet (1964, Raoul Walsh) 6/10
41. The Man Who Came Back (1931, Raoul Walsh) 7/10
42. The Monkey Talks (1927, Raoul Walsh) 5+/10
BONUS: Raoul Walsh on top 250 directors list (#148)
Director #13: Mikio Naruse
43.Nyonin aishû/A Woman’s Sorrows (1937, Mikio Naruse) 6/10
44. Haru no mezame/Spring Awakens (1947, Mikio Naruse)
45. Hôrô-ki aka Her Lonely Lane aka A Wanderer’s Notebook (1962, Mikio Naruse)
BONUS: Mikio Naruse on top 250 directors list (#109)
Director #14: Sacha Guitry
46. Le destin fabuleux de Désirée Clary (1942, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
47. Aux deux colombes (1949, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
48. Si Paris nous était conté (1956, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
Director #15 Abel Gance
49. La Tour de Nesle (1955, Abel Gance) 6/10
50. Mater dolorosa (1917, Abel Gance) 7/10 Such exquisite photography.
51. Le capitaine Fracasse (1943, Abel Gance) 6/10
BONUS: Abel Gance on top 250 directors list (#109)
Director #16 Alain Corneau
52. Le môme (1986, Alain Corneau) 6/10
53. France société anonyme (1974, Alain Corneau) 6/10
54. Le nouveau monde (1995, Alain Corneau) 6.5/10
Director #17: Gérard Oury
55. L'as des as (1982, Gérard Oury) 7/10 - A very standard comedy that got Jo Jo Rabbit esque at times. There was an amazing chase scene that was pretty amazing, though.
56. La Folie des grandeurs (1971, Gérard Oury) 5/10
57. Le Crime ne paie pas (1962, Gérard Oury) 6/10
Director #18: Jacqueline Audry
58. Olivia (1950, Jacqueline Audry) 6+/10
59. Huis-Clos / No Exit (1954, Jacqueline Audry) Very interesting, but not very engaging to me. The strongest points were the writing and directing. Now if the actors had more charisma.
60. Le Secret du chevalier d’Eon (Jacqueline Audry) 7/10 Started off very standard and got very playful very fast. By today’s standard’s it’s a relatively tame film reminiscent of “The Favourite”, but back in the day, I’m sure it pushed boundaries for women and gender portrayals.
Director #19: Alexandre Astruc
61. La Lettre volée (1974, Alexandre Astruc) 5.5/10
62. La Proie pour l’ombre (1961, Alexandre Astruc) 6.2/10
63. Education Sentimentale (1962, Alexandre Astruc) 5.8/10
I first heard of Astruc in Jean Douchet's book: French New Wave and have been on a quest ever since to discover this severely underrated and underdiscussed French filmmaker.
Director #20: Georges Lautner
64. Le Guignolo (1980, Georges Lautner) 6.5/10
65. Le Professionel (1981, Georges Lautner) 6/10
66. Le Pacha (1968, Georges Lautner) 6/10
Director #21: William A. Wellman
67. Darby’s Rangers (1958, William A. Wellman) 6/10 General war propaganda
68. Woman Trap (1929, William A. Wellman) 5/10 Very rough and not much to it compared to his later works /
69. Call of the Wild (1935, William A. Wellman) 6.5/10
70. Thunder Birds [Soldiers of the Air] (1942, William A. Wellman) 6/10 Without Gene Tierney, I would have been bored stiff.
Director #22: Jacques Becker
71. Les aventures d'Arsène Lupin (1957, Jacques Becker) 5.7/10
72. Ali Baba et les quarante voleurs (1954, Jacques Becker) 6/10 Kind of fun because of Fernandel, but that’s all.
73. Dernier atout (1942, Jacques Becker) 5.5/10
Director #23: Jacques Feyder
74. Le Pied qui étreint (1916, Jacques Feyder) 5.5/10
75. Gribiche (1926, Jacques Feyder) 6.2+/10
76. Anna Christie (1931, Jacques Feyder) 6/10
Director #23: Frank Borzage
77. Secrets (1924, Frank Borzage) 6/10 I really enjoyed Borzage’s remake of this when I saw it on TCM years ago and was looking forward to seeing the original silent version with Norma Talmadge
78. Till We Meet Again (1944, Frank Borzage) 6/10
79. No Greater Glory (1934, Frank Borzage) 6/10
BONUS: Frank Borzage on top 250 directors list (#220)
Director #24: Nicolás Pereda
80. Verano de Goliat (2010, Nicolás Pereda) 5/10
81. Los mejores temas (2012, Nicolás Pereda) 2.8/10
82. Perpetuum Mobile (2009, Nicolás Pereda) 4.5/10
Director #25: Ken Russell
83. The Debussy Film (1965, Ken Russell) 5/10
84. Elgar: Fantasy of a Composer on a Bicycle (2002, Ken Russell) 6/10
85. The Planets (1983, Ken Russell) 6.2/10
BONUS: Ken Russell on top 250 directors list (#209)
Director #26: Alfred E. Green
86. The Girl from Manhattan (1948, Alfred E. Green) 6.1/10
87. The Mayor of 44th Street (1942, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10
88. Copacabana (1947, Alfred E. Green) 7/10
89. Two in a Crowd (1936, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
90. The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939, Alfred E. Green) 4/10
91. The Duke of West Point (1938, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
92. Let's Get Married (1937, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
93. Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944, Alfred E. Green) 6/10 A charming movie that stars Edward G. Robinson as a patriotic man (8th film from Alfred E. Green)
94. The League of Frightened Men (1937, Alfred E. Green) 5.2/10 (9th film from Alfred E. Green)
95. The Narrow Corner (1933) 5/10 (10th film from Alfred E. Green)
96. Shooting High (1940) 5.3/10 The film had a Romeo and Juliet vibe and channeled ALL ABOUT EVE and ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD before they were ever released. (11th film from Alfred E. Green)
97. More Than a Secretary (1936) 5.2/10 (12th film from Alfred E. Green)
98. Union Depot (1932, Alfred E. Green) 5+/10 (13th film from Alfred E. Green)
99. Side Streets (1934, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (14th film from Alfred E. Green)
100. Smart Money (1931, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (15th film from Alfred E. Green)
101. They Met in a Taxi (1936, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (16th film from Alfred E. Green)
102. Irene (1926) 5.5/10 (17th film from Alfred E. Green)
103. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921) 6.5/10 (18th film from Alfred E. Green)
104. It's Tough to Be Famous (1932) 5.2/10 (19th film from Alfred E. Green)
105. I Loved a Woman (1933) 5/10 (20th film from Alfred E. Green)
106. Dark Hazard (1934) 6/10 (21st film from Alfred E. Green)
107. Through the Back Door (1921) 6/10 (22nd film from Alfred E. Green)
108. Silver Dollar (1932) 6.2/10 (23rd film from Alfred E. Green)
109. Appointment in Berlin (1943) 6/10 (24th film from Alfred E. Green)
110. Paris Model (1953) 5/10 (25th film from Alfred E. Green)
111. Sweet Kitty Bellairs (1930) 3.5/10 (26th film from Alfred E. Green)
112. The Green Goddess (1930) 5/10 (27th film from Alfred E. Green)
113. Badlands of Dakota (1941) 4.5/10 (28th film from Alfred E. Green)
114. South of Pago Pago (1940) 4/10 (29th film from Alfred E. Green)
115. Strange Affair (1944) 5/10 (30th film from Alfred E. Green)
116. Old English (1930) 3/10 (31st film from Alfred E. Green)
117. Sweet Music (1935) 4.5/10 (32nd film from Alfred E. Green)
118.Sierra (1950) 4/10(33rd film from Alfred E. Green)
119. As the Earth Turns (1934) (34th film from Alfred E. Green)
120.There's Something About a Soldier (1943) 5/10 (35th film from Alfred E. Green)

I believe I posted Badlands of Dakota (#113) yesterday, but I noticed I forgot to post The Green Goddess. Hopefully that is okay and doesn't mess up anything as I wanted to list everything I watched chronologically. I'm almost done with Green and will include some interesting things I discovered while watching a ton of his films when I'm finished.
That's good. I was going to see if you had planned to do a write-up on him given the sheer breath of films seen. I honestly don't know much about the guy at all. I think I've only seen three or four of his.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 26th, 2020, 1:07 pm

Alrighty. OP updated! Hopefully I didn't mess anything up again (but I probably did).

Also here's a breakdown of the number of watches by directors with five or more watches:
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Alfred E. Green 35
Jim Wynorski 23
David Cronenberg 18
Seijun Suzuki 17
Takashi Miike 14
Atom Egoyan 14
Sion Sono 13
Mark Polonia 13
Joseph Losey 12
Jerry Warren 11
Jean-Luc Godard 11
Bert I. Gordon 11
Steven Spielberg 10
Sacha Guitry 10
Jean Renoir 10
Herschell Gordon Lewis 10
Billy Wilder 10
Antonio Margheriti 10
Abel Ferrara 10
Tobe Hooper 9
Stan Brakhage 9
Spike Lee 9
Shin'ya Tsukamoto 9
John Sturges 9
Jacques Becker 9
Christian Petzold 9
Bill Rebane 9
Mike Leigh 8
Frank Capra 8
Anthony C. Ferrante 8
Wes Craven 7
Krzysztof Kieslowski 7
John Carpenter 7
Guy Maddin 7
Denys Arcand 7
David Lynch 7
Brian De Palma 7
Anatole Litvak 7
Alfred Hitchcock 7
Alan J. Pakula 7
William Wyler 6
William Friedkin 6
Umberto Lenzi 6
Sidney Lumet 6
Samuel Fuller 6
Sam Newfield 6
Paul Lynch 6
Michael Curtiz 6
King Vidor 6
John Huston 6
Denis Villeneuve 6
Dario Argento 6
Claude Chabrol 6
Bruno Mattei 6
Werner Herzog 5
Robert Zemeckis 5
Rafal Zielinski 5
Peter Bogdanovich 5
Neil Breen 5
Miloš Forman 5
Mario Bava 5
Lloyd A. Simandl 5
John Frankenheimer 5
Frederick Wiseman 5
Éric Rohmer 5
Eduardo Coutinho 5
Dariush Mehrjui 5
Clint Eastwood 5
Al Adamson 5
Naturally, allison's good buddy Alfred E. Green has blazed past "Bare Wench" Wynorski to take the top spot by a wide margin. Cronenberg is holding down the #3 spot although that's with 4 separate runs (and a boost from the Canadian Challenge).

We're approaching the home stretch folks with the last week of the challenge ahead of us! So if there are any directors you've been holding in the reserves to end with a big bang, now's the time to wheel 'em out!

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Post by peeptoad » July 26th, 2020, 1:10 pm

Hou Hsiao-Hsien
24. Tóngnián wangshì (1985) A Time to Live and a Time to Die 7+
25. Liàn liàn fengchén (1986) Dust in the Wind 6
26. Ci ke Nie Yin Niang (2015) The Assassin 7
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Abel Ferrara
1. Fear City (1984) 6
2. Cat Chaser (1989) 5
3. King of New York (1990) 7

Walter Salles
4. O Primeiro Dia (1998) Midnight 7
5. Abril Despedaçado (2001) Behind the Sun 7+
6. Linha de passe (2008) 7+

Pascal Laugier
7. Martyrs (2008) 7
8. TheTall Man (2012) 6
9. Ghostland (2018) 6

Vera Chytilová
10. Ovoce stromu rajských jíme (1970) Fruit of Paradise 7
11. Kalamita (1982) Calamity 6+
12. Vlci bouda (1987) Wolf's Hole 8+*

Éric Rohmer
(La boulangère de Monceau (1963) Bakery Girl of Monceau 8)
13. La carrière de Suzanne (1963) Suzanne's Career 7
14. La collectionneuse (1967) 8+
15. Ma nuit chez Maud (1969) My Night at Maud's 7
16. Le genou de Claire (1970) Claire's Knee 7
17. L'amour l'après-midi (1972) Love in the Afternoon 7

Christopher Nolan
18. Batman Begins (2005) 7+*
19. The Dark Knight (2008) 8*
20. The Dark Knight Rises (2012) 8

Fernando Arrabal
21. The Emperor of Peru (1982) 5
22. Le cimetière des voitures (1983) Car Cemetery 7
23. Adieu, Babylone! (1993) Farewell, Babylon! 5

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Post by sol » July 26th, 2020, 3:57 pm

Running on DirectorsShow
1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) William Fruet
2. Wedding in White (1972) William Fruet
3. Search and Destroy (1979) William Fruet
4. Murder by Night (1989) Paul Lynch
5. Bullies (1986) Paul Lynch
6. Flying (1986) Paul Lynch
7. <---> (1969) Michael Snow REVISION
8. So Is This (1983) Michael Snow REVISION
9. Wavelength (1967) Michael Snow REVISION
10. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Michael Snow REVISION
11. Junior (1994) Ivan Reitman
12. Fathers' Day (1997) Ivan Reitman
13. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ivan Reitman
14. My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) Ivan Reitman
15. Ocean's Eleven (2001) Steven Soderbergh REVISION
16. Ocean's Twelve (2004) Steven Soderbergh REVISION
17. Ocean's Thirteen (2007) Steven Soderbergh REVISION
18. Thirty Two Short Films (1993) François Girard
19. The Song of Names (2019) François Girard
20. Le Violon Rogue (1998) François Girard
21. Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Robert Rodriguez
22. Spy Kids (2001) Robert Rodriguez
23. Spy Kids 2 (2002) Robert Rodriguez
24. Roadracers (1994) Robert Rodriguez
25. Uncle Sam (1996) William Lustig
26. Maniac Cop (1988) William Lustig
27. Maniac Cop 2 (1990) William Lustig
28. Maniac Cop 3 (1993) William Lustig
29. Crimes of the Future (1970) David Cronenberg REVISION
30. Faith Healer (1988) David Cronenberg REVISION
31. Stereo (1969) David Cronenberg REVISION
32. Shivers (1975) David Cronenberg REVISION
33. Scanners (1981) David Cronenberg REVISION
34. The Brood (1979) David Cronenberg REVISION
35. Cosmopolis (2012) David Cronenberg REVISION
36. Videodrome (1983) David Cronenberg REVISION
37. Terror Island (1920) James Cruze
38. The Roaring Road (1919) James Cruze
39. The Wrong Road (1937) James Cruze
40. The Uh-Oh Show (2009) Herschell Gordon Lewis
41. Blast-Off Girls (1967) Herschell Gordon Lewis
42. Blood Feast (1963) Herschell Gordon Lewis
43. Deadly Harvest (1977) Timothy Bond
44. One Night Only (1986) Timothy Bond
45. My Pet Monster (1986) Timothy Bond
46. The Maestro (1989) Timothy Bond
47. Da 5 Bloods (2020) Spike Lee
48. Rodney King (2017) Spike Lee
49. Crooklyn (1994) Spike Lee

50. 13 Ghosts (1960) William Castle
51. Undertow (1949) William Castle
52. Mr. Sardonicus (1961) William Castle
53. Hollywood Story (1951) William Castle

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William Castle

Long before he became a sensation in the horror realm with his gimmick-driven films, William Castle was a studio-bound noir director and it was interesting catching up with a couple more of his earlier films (as well as his latter horror films in my blind) this week. I actually thought that Castle would be a fairly easy write-up after my first two viewings, both of which complied with my prior assumptions about Castle. Undertow - like the other Castle noirs that I had previously seen - was downright dull and seemed to reinforce my belief that Castle really needed his gimmicks to make up for his shortcomings as a horror director. 13 Ghosts seemed also reinforce that, what with annoying gee-golly young boy character and a Scooby-Doo level plot beneath the gimmick. The blue-tinted scenes do sort of look cool in 13 Ghosts though without the glasses.

Mr. Sardonicus though was a real revelation. As mentioned to peeps on the weekly thread, I would probably have to peg it as my second favourite Castle film. What's so great about the film is how well it works without its gimmick, which does not even factor into things until near the end. Without a reliance on Gimmick, Castle instead manages to drum up oodles of mystery and atmosphere. Why does the title character refuse to take his mask off; just what caused his face to look like that, etc. The film has also a haunting, and in fact utterly devastating ending. Only the darkly comic Shanks has impressed me more of the William Castle films that I have seen to date, and again that is one that does not rely on a gimmick.

The biggest surprise for me though was Hollywood Story - easily the best of Castle's pre-horror films that I have seen. While none of the shots are atmospheric as the darkened corridors of Undertow, Castle is working with a much better story with elements of Sunset Blvd. as a filmmaker finds his life in jeopardy as he decides to make a movie about an unsolved Hollywood murder. And what's more, Castle's film was inspired by a real-life case. The film never quite gets as meta as Scream 3 later would along similar lines, but there is a lot of fun in having the characters visit studio back-lots and sound stage recreations of sets - which the killer ultimately ends up running through too. Shame about the silly upbeat narration though.

So can I draw any conclusions about Castle based on this? Maybe not. Certainly, Hollywood Story shows a potential for noir that he simply wasn't showing in the 1940s with Undertow and his Whistler films. And then Sardonicus shows potential for moody horror that we never quite got in general since he ended up becoming a director known so widely for his gimmicks. And they are quite legendary. I would still love the chance to attend a retro showing of one of his gimmick films with the gimmick intact. Just sounds like quite an experience.
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Post by frbrown » July 26th, 2020, 4:27 pm

Two "Hitchhiker" directors


PHILLIP NOYCE

26a. The Hitchhiker: Nightshift (1985)
26b. The Hitchhiker: Man's Best Friend (1985)
26c. The Hitchhiker: The Curse (1986)
26d. The Hitchhiker: Man of Her Dreams (1986)

27. Blind Fury (1989)
28. Patriot Games (1992)

The lower-budgeted "Blind Fury" is much more entertaining than the overblown, 30-minutes-longer "Patriot Games".



CARL SCHENKEL

29a. The Hitchhiker: The Killer (1985)
29b. The Hitchhiker: Ghostwriter (1986)
29c. The Hitchhiker: True Believer (1986)

30. Knight Moves (1992)
31. Kalt wie Eis (1981)

I should keep an eye on this guy - all the movies and episodes looked pretty good. However, "Kalt wie Eis" turned unpleasant and nihilist, so it put me off watching any more of his films for the moment.

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WILLIAM CASTLE
1. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949)
2. Undertow (1949)
3. Hollywood Story (1951)

PAUL LYNCH
4. Murder by Night (1989)
5. Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Naked Now (1987)
6. Prom Night (1980)

ERWIN C. DIETRICH
7. Mädchen ohne Männer (1975)
8. Blutjunge Verführerinnen 2 (1972)
9. Die Stewardessen (1971)

TOSHIO HIRATA
10. The Door Into Summer (1981)
11. The Golden Bird (1987)
12. Phoenix: Yamato Chapter (1987)

HUGO HAAS
13. Strange Fascination (1952)
14. The Other Woman (1954)
15. Hit and Run (1957)

YOSHIAKI KAWAJIRI
16. Lensman (1984)
17. Phoenix: Space Chapter (1987)
18. Midnight Eye: Goku (1989)
19. Birdy the Mighty (1996)

MASAMI OBARI
20. Battle Arena Toshinden (1996)
21. Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer (1996)
22. Voogie's Angel (1997)

ANTONIO MARGHERITI
23. Assignment: Outer Space (1960)
24. The Wild, Wild Planet (1966)
25. Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983)

PHILLIP NOYCE
26a. The Hitchhiker: Nightshift (1985)
26b. The Hitchhiker: Man's Best Friend (1985)
26c. The Hitchhiker: The Curse (1986)
26d. The Hitchhiker: Man of Her Dreams (1986)
27. Blind Fury (1989)
28. Patriot Games (1992)

CARL SCHENKEL
29a. The Hitchhiker: The Killer (1985)
29b. The Hitchhiker: Ghostwriter (1986)
29c. The Hitchhiker: True Believer (1986)
30. Knight Moves (1992)
31. Kalt wie Eis (1981)

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Post by flavo5000 » July 26th, 2020, 6:45 pm

Curtis Harrington

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Curtis Harrington was an interesting figure, towing the line between the avant garde and schlock cinema, reminiscent of forbearers like the genre films of Val Lewton and Jacques Tourneur. After a stint as a film critic, he began producing esoteric, surrealist short films and working with experimental filmmakers like Kenneth Anger and Maya Deren. His first feature film Night Tide is an eerie and haunting horror film about a mermaid with Dennis Hopper in his first starring role. Night Tide basically laid out the pattern Harrington would follow for much of his career, fusing tense atmosphere with less well-respected subject matter and touches of his avant garde roots to produce solid genre films under less than ideal circumstances (much of his career was plagued by very low budgets and producers cutting and tinkering with his films after post-production). After Night Tide, Harrington worked for Roger Corman, being given some footage from Russian sci-fi pictures and told to shoot new footage and fashion a narrative around them for American audiences. The results produced Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet and the surprisingly good Queen of Blood. Harrington would continue to work in the horror and thriller genres for much of his career in addition to quite a bit of TV work for shows like Dynasty and Charlie’s Angels (most likely to pay his bills). While Harrington wouldn’t ever have the massive success of some of his peers in the horror genre, he produced a string of consistently solid, well-paced, nicely atmospheric and at times surprisingly darkly witty films that are worth being rediscovered.

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202. The Cat Creature (1973)
203. The Dead Don't Die (1975)
204. Games (1967)
205. Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)
206. Ruby (1977)
207. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)
208. The Killing Kind (1973)
209. How Awful About Allan (1970)
The Cat Creature and The Dead Don’t Die were a pair of TV movies that Harrington directed based on Robert Bloch scripts and they feel like a conscious homage to Lewton’s and Tourneur’s Cat People and I Walked With A Zombie. The Cat Creature is the better of the two which basically plays out as a procedural mystery with an Egyptologist trying to discover who or what is causing a string of murders after the disappearance of a mummy at a museum as well as attempting to explain the mysterious presence of a cat seen at the scene of the crimes. It is pretty well-paced and in the spirit of The Cat People really doesn’t show much at all on-screen, relying more on shadows and sound to convey the suspense. It’s biggest failing is really its ending which comes across as pretty silly and a little anticlimactic. The Dead Don’t Die is an odd one. Resurrecting the Haitian voodoo zombie premise (see what I did there :D ) of I Walked With A Zombie and even setting the film in the 1930’s, the script is pretty ridiculous and I feel like casting George Hamilton as the lead was a misstep, making it hard to take seriously. Still, I think it’s worth a watch for fans of Harrington just for the unique premise alone.
Games is a clever and twisty thriller that is certainly worth a watch for fans of films that play mind games with you. I don’t really want to discuss this one further since it relies on watching the story unfold as it goes for effect.
Devil Dog: Hound of Hell is basically The Omen but with a dog. The film isn’t terrible but has a fatal flaw at its core. The titular dog just isn’t threatening at all. The german shepherd in the lead role looks too cute and happy just sitting there panting while someone suffers a cruel fate at their paws.
Ruby is a solid effort from Harrington and while on the surface it seems like a ripoff of Carrie but with gangsters thrown in (it even has Piper Laurie in it) but stands apart with its atmospheric pacing and some unique story aspects. Unfortunately it stumbles in the back half of the film when it should be sprinting but it still isn’t terrible.
Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? Is the first of a pair of hagsploitation films that Harrington made with Shelley Winters and has a delightfully unhinged performance from Winters as an odd widower who invites children from an orphanage to spend Christmas with her which is unsettling enough. But as the kids start to realize that she’s less a quirky but harmless rich lady and more a mentally ill and dangerous madwoman, their hope of living to see next Christmas grows ever dimmer. This was a fun flick and definitely recommended for fans of crazy old lady movies.
The Killing Kind is one of the meaner-spirited Harrington films I’ve seen, about a young man recently released from prison after being forced into raping a girl and who has an unhealthy oedipal complex. One other theme I neglected to call out that’s common across many of Harrington’s films is the off-balance psyche. Mental derangement tends to play a major role, often a catalyst for the series of events in the films, and it’s certainly a major driver for this one. Your appreciation of The Killing Kind will depend on how well you can stomach this kind of unsavory subject matter. It definitely isn’t as extreme as films like Last House on the Left or I Spit on Your Grave, but compared to the rest of Harrington’s filmography, it may catch some unawares.
How Awful About Allan is another of Harrington’s TV movies, this one featuring Anthony Perkins as Allan, a man recently released from a mental hospital after having a breakdown over the guilt of causing a house fire that killed his father and scarred his sister. When an odd new boarder shows up at his sister’s house where he stays, his paranoia grows, believing that someone is out to get him. This one is actually like Games in some ways and finds Harrington comfortably in mental illness territory. The actual production looks pretty cheap as one would expect of a TV movie, but it’s still fairly engaging with Perkins playing the kind of role he could do in his sleep.
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Run #1: Early Hitchcock Comedies
1. Juno and the Paycock (Hitchcock, 1930)
2. Elstree Calling (Hitchcock, 1930)
3. The Farmer's Wife (Hitchcock, 1928)
4. Champagne (Hitchcock, 1928)

Run #2: Umberto Lenzi
5. Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso a.k.a. Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (Lenzi, 1972)
6. Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare a.k.a. Almost Human (Lenzi, 1974)
7. Un posto ideale per uccidere a.k.a. An Ideal Place to Kill (Lenzi, 1971)
8. Un ponte per l'inferno a.k.a. Bridge to Hell (Lenzi, 1986)
9. La guerra del ferro a.k.a. Ironmaster (Lenzi, 1983)
10. La casa 3 a.k.a. Ghosthouse (Lenzi, 1983)

Run #3: Takashi Miike
11. Toppuu! Minipato tai - Aikyacchi Jankushon a.k.a. Eyecatch Junction (Miike, 1991)
12. Rapurasu no majo a.k.a. Laplace's Witch (Miike, 2018)
13a. Kôji Kikkawa - Pandoora (Miike, 2002)
13b. Tsukamoto Shin'ya ga Ranpo suru a.k.a. Making of Shinya Tsukamoto's Gemini (Miike, 2000)
13c. Idol × Warrior: Miracle Tunes! E1-2 (Miike, 2017)
14. Terra Formars (Miike, 2016)
15. Silver - shirubaa (Miike, 1999)
16. Mugen no jûnin a.k.a. Blade of the Immortal (Miike, 2017)
17. Aku no kyôten a.k.a. Lesson of Evil (2012)
18. Kuime a.k.a. Over Your Dead Body (Miike, 2014)

Run #4: Mentally Disaffected David Cronenberg
19. M. Butterfly (Cronenberg, 1993)
20. A Dangerous Method (Cronenberg, 2011)
21a. Peep Show: The Lie Chair (Cronenberg, 1975)
21b. Teleplay: The Italian Machine (Cronenberg, 1976)
21c. The Nest (Cronenberg, 2013)

Run #5: Literary Welles
22. The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (Welles, 1951)
23. Macbeth (Welles, 1948)
24. Histoire immortelle a.k.a. The Immortal Story (Welles, 1968)

Run #6: Oliver Stone
25. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Stone, 2010)
26. Seizure (Stone, 1974)
27. Mi Amigo Hugo (Stone, 2014)

Run #7: Jacques Tourneur
28. Berlin Express (Tourneur, 1948)
29. La battaglia di Maratona a.k.a. Giant of Marathon (Tourneur/Bava, 1959)
30. War-Gods of the Deep (Tourneur, 1965)

Run #8: Pupi Avati
31. Zeder a.k.a. Revenge of the Dead (Avati, 1983)
32. Il cuore altrove a.k.a. Incantato (Avati, 2003)
33. L'arcano incantatore a.k.a. Arcane Sorcerer (Avati, 1996)

Run #9: Early D.W. Griffith
34a. The Sealed Room (1909)
34b. The Unchanging Sea (1910)
34c. His Trust: The Faithful Devotion and Self-Sacrifice of an Old Negro Servant (1911)
34d. The Mothering Heart (1913)
35a. The New York Hat (1912)
35b. An Unseen Enemy (1912)
35c. Enoch Arden (1911)
36a. The Adventures of Dollie (1908)
36b. The Usurer (1910)
36c. The Miser's Heart (1911)
36d. The Burglar's Dilemma (1912)

Run #10: Judd Apatow
37. May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers (Apatow/Michael Bonfiglio, 2017)
38. The King of Staten Island (Apatow, 2020)
39. This Is 40 (Apatow, 2012)

Run #11: Francis Ford Coppola
40. Finian's Rainbow (Coppola, 1968)
41. Gardens of Stone (Coppola, 1987)
42. Tonight for Sure (Coppola, 1962)

Run #12: John Carpenter
43. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
44. Elvis (1979)
45. The Ward (2010)

Run #13: Sam Fuller
46. Tote Taube in der Beethovenstraße a.k.a. Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (1973)
47. Shark! (!969)
48. China Gate (1957)

Run #14: Pete Walker
49. House of Mortal Sin (1976)
50. The Flesh and Blood Show (1972)
51. For Men Only (1968)

Run #15: William Friedkin
52. Deal of the Century (1983)
53. The Devil and Father Amorth (2017)
54. Good Times (1967)

Run #16: Antonio Margheriti
55. I sopravvissuti della città morta a.k.a. Temple of Hell (1984)
56. Nella stretta morsa del ragno a.k.a. Web of the Spider (1971)
57. Assignment Outer Space (1960)
58. La lunga cavalcata a.k.a. Take A Hard Ride (1975)
59. La morte negli occhi del gatto a.k.a. Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye (1973)
60. Con la rabbia agli occhi a.k.a. Death Rage (!976)
61. I giganti di Roma a.k.a. Giants of Rome (1964)

Run #17: D.A. Pennebaker
62. Original Cast Album: Company (1970)
63. 65 Revisited (2007)
64a. Snapshots from the Tour (2015)
64b. Little Richard: Keep On Rockin' (1969)
64c. Shake!: Otis at Monterey (1987)

Run #18: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
65. Nobi a.k.a. Fires on the Plain (2014)
66. Kotoko (2011)
67. Zan a.k.a. Killing (2018)
68. Denchû kozô no bôken a.k.a. The Adventure of Denchu Kozo (1987)
69. Vital (2004)
70. Akumu tantei a.k.a. Nightmare Detective (2006)

Run #19: John Frankenheimer
71. Andersonville (1996)
72. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
73. The Challenge (1982)
74. Grand Prix (1966)
75. The Young Savages (1961)

Run #20: Monte Hellman
72. Back Door to Hell (1964)
73. Road to Nowhere (2010)
74. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989)

Run #21: Tobe Hooper
75. Night Terrors (1993)
76. Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories: Ghosts R Us/Legend of Kate Morgan/School Spirit (1991)
77. Mortuary (2005)
78. Invaders from Mars (1986)
79. Djinn (2013)
80. Eggshells (1969)
81. The Dark (1979)
82. Crocodile (2000)
83. I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990)
Short: Heisters (1964)

Run #22: Brian De Palma
84. Passion (2012)
85. Home Movies (1979)
86. The Wedding Party (1969)
87. Murder à la Mod (1968)

Run #23: Atom Egoyan
88. Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande (1997)
89. Remember (2015)
90. Ararat (2002)

Run #24: Ted V. Mikels
91. The Doll Squad (1973)
92. Mission: Killfast (1991)
93. The Corpse Grinders (1971)

Run #25: David Hand
94. Bambi (1942)
95-96. Shorts [Pluto's Judgement Day (1935), Thru the Mirror (1936), Mickey's Elephant (1936), Mickey's Polo Team (1936), Alpine Climbers (1936), Magician Mickey (1937), The Whalers (1938), Birds in the Spring (1933), Old King Cole (1933), Three Blind Mouseketeers (1936), Little Hiawatha (1937), Three Orphan Kittens (1935), More Kittens (1936), The Flying Mouse (1934), Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935)]

Run #26: Ben Sharpsteen
97. Dumbo (1941)
98-99. Shorts [On Ice (1935), Mickey's Fire Brigade (1935), Mickey's Circus (1936), Moving Day (1936), Orphans' Picnic (1936), Hawaiian Holiday (1937), Moose Hunters (1937), The Worm Turns (1937), Clock Cleaners (1937), Mickey's Trailer (1938), Broken Toys (1935), Cock o' the Walk (1935), Nature's Strangest Creatures (1959)]

Run #27: Anurag Kashyap
100. Bombay Talkies (2013)
101. Dev.D (2009)
102. Ugly (2013)

Run #28: Blake Edwards
103. Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
104. Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
105. The Tamarind Seed (1974)

Run #29: Jean Rollin
106. Les deux orphelines vampires a.k.a. Two Orphan Vampires (1997)
107. Jeunes filles impudiques a.k.a. Schoolgirl Hitchhikers (1973)
108. La vampire nue a.k.a. The Nude Vampire (1970)
109. La rose de fer a.k.a. The Iron Rose (1973)

Run #30: Jean-Luc Godard
110. Hélas pour moi a.k.a. Oh, Woe Is Me (1993)
111. Soigne ta droite a.k.a. Keep Your Right Up (1987)
112. Les plus belles escroqueries du monde a.k.a. The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers (1964)

Run #31: Claude Chabrol
113. Ophélia (1963)
114. Inspecteur Lavardin (1986)
115. Les dossiers secrets de l'inspecteur Lavardin: Maux croisés a.k.a. Danger Lies in the Words (1989)

Run #32: Wes Craven
116. The Fireworks Woman (1975)
117. Chiller (1985)
118. Disneyland: Casebusters (1986)
119. My Soul to Take (2010)
120. The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)
121. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
122. Summer of Fear (1978)

Run #33: Douglas Sirk
123. Battle Hymn (1957)
124. There's Always Tomorrow (1955)
125. Thunder on the Hill (1951)

Run #34: Bruno Mattei
126. La tomba a.k.a. The Tomb (2006)
127. Violenza in un carcere femminile a.k.a. Violence in a Women's Prison (1982)
128. Blade Violent - I violenti a.k.a. Women's Prison Massacre (1983)
129. Shocking Dark (1989)
130. L'altro inferno a.k.a. The Other Hell (1981)
131. Anime perse a.k.a. The Jail: The Women's Hell (2006)

Run #35: Frank Capra
132. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
133. The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays (1957)
134. Ladies of Leisure (1930)

Run #36: Ridley Scott
135. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
136. All the Money in the World (2017)
137. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

Run #37: G.W. Pabst
138. Die weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü a.k.a. White Hell of Piz Palu (1929)
139. Tagebuch einer Verlorenen a.k.a. Diary of a Lost Girl (1928)
140. Geheimnisse einer Seele a.k.a. Secrets of a Soul (1926)

Run #38: David Lynch
141. Rabbits (2002)
142. Mulholland Dr. (1999)
143. Eraserhead Stories (2001)
144. Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)
145. Blue Velvet: The Lost Footage (2019)
146. More Things That Happened (2007)
147a. What Did Jack Do? (2017)
147b. David Lynch Cooks Quinoa (2007)
147c. Ballerina (2007)
147d. Fire (PoZar) (2020)

Run #39: Dario Argento
148. Dracula 3D (2012)
149. La porta sul buio: Il tram a.k.a. The Train (1973)
150. Non ho sonno a.k.a. Sleepless (2001)
151. Il cartaio a.k.a. The Card Player (2004)
152. Giallo (2009)
153. Il fantasma dell'opera a.k.a. Phantom of the Opera (1998)

Run #40: Peter Bogdanovich
154. Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)
155. Naked City: A Killer Christmas (1998)
156. A Saintly Switch (1999)
157. Daisy Miller (1974)
158. The Thing Called Love (1993)

Run #41: Doris Wishman
159. Diary of a Nudist (1961)
160. The Sex Perils of Paulette (1965)
161. My Brothers Wife (1966)

Run #42: Mary Harron
162. The Moth Diaries (2011)
163. Anna Nicole (2013)
164. I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

Run #43: Wim Wenders
165. The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
166. Submergence (2017)
167. The End of Violence (1997)
168. Don't Come Knocking (2005)

Run #44: Sion Sono
169. Tsumetai nettaigyo a.k.a. Cold Fish (2010)
170. Koi no tsumi a.k.a. Guilty of Romance (2011)
171. Dankon: The Man (1998)
172. Seigi no tatsujin: Nyotai tsubo saguri a.k.a. Teachers of Sexual Play: Modelling Urns with the Female Body (2000)
173. Kessen! Joshiryô tai Danshiryô a.k.a. Decisive Match! Girls Dorm Against Boys Dorm (1988)
174. Antiporno (2016)
175. Love & Peace (2015)
176-177. Shorts: 0cm4 (2001), Ore wa Sono Sion da! a.k.a. I Am Sono Sion! (1985), Vagina and Virgin (1995), Love Songs (1984), Ai a.k.a. Love (1986), Chichi no hi a.k.a. Father's Day (2003), Kaze a.k.a. Wind (1998), Great Riches - MV DEEP INTO THE DAYDREAM ~ I Can't afford ~ (music video), Halko Momoi - Mail Me (music video)

Run #45: Sam Peckinpah
178. The Osterman Weekend (1983)
179. ABC Stage 67: Noon Wine (1966)
180. The Killer Elite (1975)

Run #46: Stuart Gordon
181. Robot Jox (1989)
182. King of the Ants (2003)
183. Daughter of Darkness (1990)

Run #47: Masayuki Kojima
184. Made in Abyss: Hôrô Suru Tasogare a.k.a. Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight (2019)
185. A Spirit of the Sun (2006)
186. Tibet inu monogatari a.k.a. Tibetan Dog (2011)

Run #48: Woody Allen
187. Another Woman (1988)
188. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
189. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
190. Alice (1990)

Run #49: Joe Dante
191. The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy a.k.a. Osiris Chronicles (1998)
192. Nightmare Cinema (2018)
193. The Hole (2009)

Run #50: Mario Bava
194. I coltelli del vendicatore a.k.a. Knives of the Avenger (1966)
195. Ringo del Nebraska a.k.a. Savage Gringo (1966)
196. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (1970)
197. Le spie vengono dal semifreddo a.k.a. Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)
198. 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto a.k.a. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

Run #51: John Boorman
199. The Emerald Forest (!985)
200. The Tiger's Tail (2006)
201. Hell in the Pacific (1968)

Run #52: Curtis Harrington
202. The Cat Creature (1973)
203. The Dead Don't Die (1975)
204. Games (1967)
205. Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)
206. Ruby (1977)
207. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)
208. The Killing Kind (1973)
209. How Awful About Allan (1970)

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Post by flavo5000 » July 26th, 2020, 7:57 pm

Aleksandr Sokurov

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Aleksandr Sokurov is a Russian director best known perhaps for the technical feat Russian Ark (filmed in one single unbroken, unedited take) and an adaptation of Goethe's Faust in 2011. His films strike a painterly tone with a great emphasis put on the composition and framing of the shot. Many of his films have a visual style more in common with the romantic period in art and artists such as Friedrich, Dahl and Kuindzhi than any particular film movement and he often returns to themes of love and loss. His films can be very slowly paced with sparse dialogue making for a challenging view for some not attuned to these types of films. Still Sokurov is certainly a singular talent with a unique style that sets him apart from his peers.

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I think for this write-up of Sokurov, I will let screenshots from the films do the talking for me.

210. Mat i syn a.k.a Mother and Son (1997)
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211. Mariya (1988)
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212. Spasi i sokhrani a.k.a. Save & Protect (1989)
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Run #1: Early Hitchcock Comedies
1. Juno and the Paycock (Hitchcock, 1930)
2. Elstree Calling (Hitchcock, 1930)
3. The Farmer's Wife (Hitchcock, 1928)
4. Champagne (Hitchcock, 1928)

Run #2: Umberto Lenzi
5. Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso a.k.a. Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (Lenzi, 1972)
6. Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare a.k.a. Almost Human (Lenzi, 1974)
7. Un posto ideale per uccidere a.k.a. An Ideal Place to Kill (Lenzi, 1971)
8. Un ponte per l'inferno a.k.a. Bridge to Hell (Lenzi, 1986)
9. La guerra del ferro a.k.a. Ironmaster (Lenzi, 1983)
10. La casa 3 a.k.a. Ghosthouse (Lenzi, 1983)

Run #3: Takashi Miike
11. Toppuu! Minipato tai - Aikyacchi Jankushon a.k.a. Eyecatch Junction (Miike, 1991)
12. Rapurasu no majo a.k.a. Laplace's Witch (Miike, 2018)
13a. Kôji Kikkawa - Pandoora (Miike, 2002)
13b. Tsukamoto Shin'ya ga Ranpo suru a.k.a. Making of Shinya Tsukamoto's Gemini (Miike, 2000)
13c. Idol × Warrior: Miracle Tunes! E1-2 (Miike, 2017)
14. Terra Formars (Miike, 2016)
15. Silver - shirubaa (Miike, 1999)
16. Mugen no jûnin a.k.a. Blade of the Immortal (Miike, 2017)
17. Aku no kyôten a.k.a. Lesson of Evil (2012)
18. Kuime a.k.a. Over Your Dead Body (Miike, 2014)

Run #4: Mentally Disaffected David Cronenberg
19. M. Butterfly (Cronenberg, 1993)
20. A Dangerous Method (Cronenberg, 2011)
21a. Peep Show: The Lie Chair (Cronenberg, 1975)
21b. Teleplay: The Italian Machine (Cronenberg, 1976)
21c. The Nest (Cronenberg, 2013)

Run #5: Literary Welles
22. The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (Welles, 1951)
23. Macbeth (Welles, 1948)
24. Histoire immortelle a.k.a. The Immortal Story (Welles, 1968)

Run #6: Oliver Stone
25. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Stone, 2010)
26. Seizure (Stone, 1974)
27. Mi Amigo Hugo (Stone, 2014)

Run #7: Jacques Tourneur
28. Berlin Express (Tourneur, 1948)
29. La battaglia di Maratona a.k.a. Giant of Marathon (Tourneur/Bava, 1959)
30. War-Gods of the Deep (Tourneur, 1965)

Run #8: Pupi Avati
31. Zeder a.k.a. Revenge of the Dead (Avati, 1983)
32. Il cuore altrove a.k.a. Incantato (Avati, 2003)
33. L'arcano incantatore a.k.a. Arcane Sorcerer (Avati, 1996)

Run #9: Early D.W. Griffith
34a. The Sealed Room (1909)
34b. The Unchanging Sea (1910)
34c. His Trust: The Faithful Devotion and Self-Sacrifice of an Old Negro Servant (1911)
34d. The Mothering Heart (1913)
35a. The New York Hat (1912)
35b. An Unseen Enemy (1912)
35c. Enoch Arden (1911)
36a. The Adventures of Dollie (1908)
36b. The Usurer (1910)
36c. The Miser's Heart (1911)
36d. The Burglar's Dilemma (1912)

Run #10: Judd Apatow
37. May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers (Apatow/Michael Bonfiglio, 2017)
38. The King of Staten Island (Apatow, 2020)
39. This Is 40 (Apatow, 2012)

Run #11: Francis Ford Coppola
40. Finian's Rainbow (Coppola, 1968)
41. Gardens of Stone (Coppola, 1987)
42. Tonight for Sure (Coppola, 1962)

Run #12: John Carpenter
43. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
44. Elvis (1979)
45. The Ward (2010)

Run #13: Sam Fuller
46. Tote Taube in der Beethovenstraße a.k.a. Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (1973)
47. Shark! (!969)
48. China Gate (1957)

Run #14: Pete Walker
49. House of Mortal Sin (1976)
50. The Flesh and Blood Show (1972)
51. For Men Only (1968)

Run #15: William Friedkin
52. Deal of the Century (1983)
53. The Devil and Father Amorth (2017)
54. Good Times (1967)

Run #16: Antonio Margheriti
55. I sopravvissuti della città morta a.k.a. Temple of Hell (1984)
56. Nella stretta morsa del ragno a.k.a. Web of the Spider (1971)
57. Assignment Outer Space (1960)
58. La lunga cavalcata a.k.a. Take A Hard Ride (1975)
59. La morte negli occhi del gatto a.k.a. Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye (1973)
60. Con la rabbia agli occhi a.k.a. Death Rage (!976)
61. I giganti di Roma a.k.a. Giants of Rome (1964)

Run #17: D.A. Pennebaker
62. Original Cast Album: Company (1970)
63. 65 Revisited (2007)
64a. Snapshots from the Tour (2015)
64b. Little Richard: Keep On Rockin' (1969)
64c. Shake!: Otis at Monterey (1987)

Run #18: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
65. Nobi a.k.a. Fires on the Plain (2014)
66. Kotoko (2011)
67. Zan a.k.a. Killing (2018)
68. Denchû kozô no bôken a.k.a. The Adventure of Denchu Kozo (1987)
69. Vital (2004)
70. Akumu tantei a.k.a. Nightmare Detective (2006)

Run #19: John Frankenheimer
71. Andersonville (1996)
72. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
73. The Challenge (1982)
74. Grand Prix (1966)
75. The Young Savages (1961)

Run #20: Monte Hellman
72. Back Door to Hell (1964)
73. Road to Nowhere (2010)
74. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989)

Run #21: Tobe Hooper
75. Night Terrors (1993)
76. Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories: Ghosts R Us/Legend of Kate Morgan/School Spirit (1991)
77. Mortuary (2005)
78. Invaders from Mars (1986)
79. Djinn (2013)
80. Eggshells (1969)
81. The Dark (1979)
82. Crocodile (2000)
83. I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990)
Short: Heisters (1964)

Run #22: Brian De Palma
84. Passion (2012)
85. Home Movies (1979)
86. The Wedding Party (1969)
87. Murder à la Mod (1968)

Run #23: Atom Egoyan
88. Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande (1997)
89. Remember (2015)
90. Ararat (2002)

Run #24: Ted V. Mikels
91. The Doll Squad (1973)
92. Mission: Killfast (1991)
93. The Corpse Grinders (1971)

Run #25: David Hand
94. Bambi (1942)
95-96. Shorts [Pluto's Judgement Day (1935), Thru the Mirror (1936), Mickey's Elephant (1936), Mickey's Polo Team (1936), Alpine Climbers (1936), Magician Mickey (1937), The Whalers (1938), Birds in the Spring (1933), Old King Cole (1933), Three Blind Mouseketeers (1936), Little Hiawatha (1937), Three Orphan Kittens (1935), More Kittens (1936), The Flying Mouse (1934), Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935)]

Run #26: Ben Sharpsteen
97. Dumbo (1941)
98-99. Shorts [On Ice (1935), Mickey's Fire Brigade (1935), Mickey's Circus (1936), Moving Day (1936), Orphans' Picnic (1936), Hawaiian Holiday (1937), Moose Hunters (1937), The Worm Turns (1937), Clock Cleaners (1937), Mickey's Trailer (1938), Broken Toys (1935), Cock o' the Walk (1935), Nature's Strangest Creatures (1959)]

Run #27: Anurag Kashyap
100. Bombay Talkies (2013)
101. Dev.D (2009)
102. Ugly (2013)

Run #28: Blake Edwards
103. Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
104. Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
105. The Tamarind Seed (1974)

Run #29: Jean Rollin
106. Les deux orphelines vampires a.k.a. Two Orphan Vampires (1997)
107. Jeunes filles impudiques a.k.a. Schoolgirl Hitchhikers (1973)
108. La vampire nue a.k.a. The Nude Vampire (1970)
109. La rose de fer a.k.a. The Iron Rose (1973)

Run #30: Jean-Luc Godard
110. Hélas pour moi a.k.a. Oh, Woe Is Me (1993)
111. Soigne ta droite a.k.a. Keep Your Right Up (1987)
112. Les plus belles escroqueries du monde a.k.a. The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers (1964)

Run #31: Claude Chabrol
113. Ophélia (1963)
114. Inspecteur Lavardin (1986)
115. Les dossiers secrets de l'inspecteur Lavardin: Maux croisés a.k.a. Danger Lies in the Words (1989)

Run #32: Wes Craven
116. The Fireworks Woman (1975)
117. Chiller (1985)
118. Disneyland: Casebusters (1986)
119. My Soul to Take (2010)
120. The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)
121. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
122. Summer of Fear (1978)

Run #33: Douglas Sirk
123. Battle Hymn (1957)
124. There's Always Tomorrow (1955)
125. Thunder on the Hill (1951)

Run #34: Bruno Mattei
126. La tomba a.k.a. The Tomb (2006)
127. Violenza in un carcere femminile a.k.a. Violence in a Women's Prison (1982)
128. Blade Violent - I violenti a.k.a. Women's Prison Massacre (1983)
129. Shocking Dark (1989)
130. L'altro inferno a.k.a. The Other Hell (1981)
131. Anime perse a.k.a. The Jail: The Women's Hell (2006)

Run #35: Frank Capra
132. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
133. The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays (1957)
134. Ladies of Leisure (1930)

Run #36: Ridley Scott
135. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
136. All the Money in the World (2017)
137. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

Run #37: G.W. Pabst
138. Die weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü a.k.a. White Hell of Piz Palu (1929)
139. Tagebuch einer Verlorenen a.k.a. Diary of a Lost Girl (1928)
140. Geheimnisse einer Seele a.k.a. Secrets of a Soul (1926)

Run #38: David Lynch
141. Rabbits (2002)
142. Mulholland Dr. (1999)
143. Eraserhead Stories (2001)
144. Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)
145. Blue Velvet: The Lost Footage (2019)
146. More Things That Happened (2007)
147a. What Did Jack Do? (2017)
147b. David Lynch Cooks Quinoa (2007)
147c. Ballerina (2007)
147d. Fire (PoZar) (2020)

Run #39: Dario Argento
148. Dracula 3D (2012)
149. La porta sul buio: Il tram a.k.a. The Train (1973)
150. Non ho sonno a.k.a. Sleepless (2001)
151. Il cartaio a.k.a. The Card Player (2004)
152. Giallo (2009)
153. Il fantasma dell'opera a.k.a. Phantom of the Opera (1998)

Run #40: Peter Bogdanovich
154. Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)
155. Naked City: A Killer Christmas (1998)
156. A Saintly Switch (1999)
157. Daisy Miller (1974)
158. The Thing Called Love (1993)

Run #41: Doris Wishman
159. Diary of a Nudist (1961)
160. The Sex Perils of Paulette (1965)
161. My Brothers Wife (1966)

Run #42: Mary Harron
162. The Moth Diaries (2011)
163. Anna Nicole (2013)
164. I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

Run #43: Wim Wenders
165. The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
166. Submergence (2017)
167. The End of Violence (1997)
168. Don't Come Knocking (2005)

Run #44: Sion Sono
169. Tsumetai nettaigyo a.k.a. Cold Fish (2010)
170. Koi no tsumi a.k.a. Guilty of Romance (2011)
171. Dankon: The Man (1998)
172. Seigi no tatsujin: Nyotai tsubo saguri a.k.a. Teachers of Sexual Play: Modelling Urns with the Female Body (2000)
173. Kessen! Joshiryô tai Danshiryô a.k.a. Decisive Match! Girls Dorm Against Boys Dorm (1988)
174. Antiporno (2016)
175. Love & Peace (2015)
176-177. Shorts: 0cm4 (2001), Ore wa Sono Sion da! a.k.a. I Am Sono Sion! (1985), Vagina and Virgin (1995), Love Songs (1984), Ai a.k.a. Love (1986), Chichi no hi a.k.a. Father's Day (2003), Kaze a.k.a. Wind (1998), Great Riches - MV DEEP INTO THE DAYDREAM ~ I Can't afford ~ (music video), Halko Momoi - Mail Me (music video)

Run #45: Sam Peckinpah
178. The Osterman Weekend (1983)
179. ABC Stage 67: Noon Wine (1966)
180. The Killer Elite (1975)

Run #46: Stuart Gordon
181. Robot Jox (1989)
182. King of the Ants (2003)
183. Daughter of Darkness (1990)

Run #47: Masayuki Kojima
184. Made in Abyss: Hôrô Suru Tasogare a.k.a. Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight (2019)
185. A Spirit of the Sun (2006)
186. Tibet inu monogatari a.k.a. Tibetan Dog (2011)

Run #48: Woody Allen
187. Another Woman (1988)
188. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
189. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
190. Alice (1990)

Run #49: Joe Dante
191. The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy a.k.a. Osiris Chronicles (1998)
192. Nightmare Cinema (2018)
193. The Hole (2009)

Run #50: Mario Bava
194. I coltelli del vendicatore a.k.a. Knives of the Avenger (1966)
195. Ringo del Nebraska a.k.a. Savage Gringo (1966)
196. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (1970)
197. Le spie vengono dal semifreddo a.k.a. Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)
198. 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto a.k.a. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

Run #51: John Boorman
199. The Emerald Forest (!985)
200. The Tiger's Tail (2006)
201. Hell in the Pacific (1968)

Run #52: Curtis Harrington
202. The Cat Creature (1973)
203. The Dead Don't Die (1975)
204. Games (1967)
205. Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)
206. Ruby (1977)
207. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)
208. The Killing Kind (1973)
209. How Awful About Allan (1970)

Run #53: Aleksandr Sokurov
210. Mat i syn a.k.a Mother and Son (1997)
211. Mariya (1988)
212. Spasi i sokhrani a.k.a. Save & Protect (1989)

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Post by frbrown » July 26th, 2020, 9:15 pm

sol wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 3:57 pm
50. 13 Ghosts (1960) William Castle
51. Undertow (1949) William Castle
52. Mr. Sardonicus (1961) William Castle
53. Hollywood Story (1951) William Castle

William Castle

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So can I draw any conclusions about Castle based on this? Maybe not. Certainly, Hollywood Story shows a potential for noir that he simply wasn't showing in the 1940s with Undertow and his Whistler films. And then Sardonicus shows potential for moody horror that we never quite got in general since he ended up becoming a director known so widely for his gimmicks. And they are quite legendary. I would still love the chance to attend a retro showing of one of his gimmick films with the gimmick intact. Just sounds like quite an experience.
Nice to see that you liked Hollywood Story :thumbsup:

Too bad about Undertow, I enjoyed it. In addition to the darkened corridors, it also had some nice exterior shots, a rarity for Castle.

Of Castle's noirs, Johnny Stool Pigeon and Houston Story are skippable. My favorite is When Strangers Marry, a movie so studio-bound it becomes dreamlike.

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Post by allisoncm » July 27th, 2020, 1:35 am

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Director #1: Michael Dowse
1. Goon (2011, Michael Dowse)
2. The F Word / What If (2013, Michael Dowse)
3. Fubar (2002, Michael Dowse)
Director #2: Frederick Wiseman
4. In Jackson Heights (2015, Frederick Wiseman) 6/10
5. Blind (1987, Frederick Wiseman) 6/10
6. Seraphita's Diary (1982, Frederick Wiseman) 2/10
BONUS: Frederick Wiseman on top 250 directors list (#152)
I might watch more Wiseman today, but I really wanted to list the first three films by him before I did that.
7. Belfast, Maine (1999, Frederick Wiseman) 5/10 (4th film in a row from Wiseman)
8. La Comédie-Française ou L'amour joué (1996) 5.5/10 (5th and final film from Wiseman for me)
Director #3: Werner Herzog
9. Family Romance, LLC (2019, Werner Herzog) 5+/10 MUBI
10. Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen/Where the Green Ants Dream (1984, Werner Herzog) 7+/10
11. Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (2019, Werner Herzog) 6+/10
BONUS: Werner Herzog on top 250 directors list (#45)
Director #4: Alan J. Pakula
12. See You in the Morning (1989, Alan J. Pakula) 9/10
13. The Devil's Own (1997, Alan J. Pakula) 7/10
14. Consenting Adults (1992, Alan J. Pakula) 7.5/10
BONUS: Alan J. Pakula on top 250 directors list (#240)
15. Orphans (1987) (4th from Pakula) 5/10 Ultimately a misfire.
16. Dream Lover (1986) (5th from Pakula) 3/10 :(
17. Rollover (1981) (6th from Pakula) 6.5/10
18. Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973) (7th from Pakula) 6/10
Director #5: Nicolas Roeg
19. Cold Heaven (1991, Nicolas Roeg) 5/10
20. Full Body Massage (1995, Nicolas Roeg) 3/10
21. Puffball (2007, Nicolas Roeg 2/10
BONUS: Nicolas Roeg on top 250 directors list (#79)
Director #6: Chantal Akerman
22. Là-bas (2006, Chantal Akerman) 5.5/10
23. Un jour Pina m'a demandé (1983, Chantal Akerman) 3/10
24. L'homme à la valise (1983, Chantal Akerman) 5/10
BONUS: Chantal Akerman on top 250 directors list (#85)
Director #7: Jonathan Demme
25. Last Embrace (1979, Jonathan Demme) 3/10
26. Caged Heat (1974, Jonathan Demme) 3/10
27. American Playhouse: Who Am I This Time? Jonathan Demme 4.9/10
BONUS: Jonathan Demme on top 250 directors list (#229)
Director #8: Nadine Trintignant
28. Le voleur de crimes (1969, Nadine Trintignant) 6/10
29. Mon amour, mon amour (1967, Nadine Trintignant) 6/10
30. Ça n'arrive qu'aux autres (1971, Nadine Trintignant) 9/10
Director #9:Robert Altman
31. The James Dean Story (1957, Robert Altman) 6/10 good topic, kind of cheesy for a doc
32. HealtH (1980, Robert Altman) 2.5/10 What in the actual?
33. Countdown (Robert Altman) 3.5/10
BONUS: Robert Altman on top 250 directors list (#43)
Director #10: Sidney Lumet
34. Child’s Play (1972, Sidney Lumet) 8/10
35. Power (1986, Sidney Lumet) 7/10
36. Vu du pont (1962, Sidney Lumet) 5.75/10
BONUS: Sidney Lumet on top 250 directors list (#99)
Director #11: King Vidor
37. The Jack-Knife Man (1920) 5.6/10
38. An American Romance (1944) 6/10
39. Bird of Paradise (1932) 1.5/10
BONUS: King Vidor on top 250 directors list (#112)
Director #12: Raoul Walsh
40. A Distant Trumpet (1964, Raoul Walsh) 6/10
41. The Man Who Came Back (1931, Raoul Walsh) 7/10
42. The Monkey Talks (1927, Raoul Walsh) 5+/10
BONUS: Raoul Walsh on top 250 directors list (#148)
Director #13: Mikio Naruse
43.Nyonin aishû/A Woman’s Sorrows (1937, Mikio Naruse) 6/10
44. Haru no mezame/Spring Awakens (1947, Mikio Naruse)
45. Hôrô-ki aka Her Lonely Lane aka A Wanderer’s Notebook (1962, Mikio Naruse)
BONUS: Mikio Naruse on top 250 directors list (#109)
Director #14: Sacha Guitry
46. Le destin fabuleux de Désirée Clary (1942, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
47. Aux deux colombes (1949, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
48. Si Paris nous était conté (1956, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
Director #15 Abel Gance
49. La Tour de Nesle (1955, Abel Gance) 6/10
50. Mater dolorosa (1917, Abel Gance) 7/10 Such exquisite photography.
51. Le capitaine Fracasse (1943, Abel Gance) 6/10
BONUS: Abel Gance on top 250 directors list (#109)
Director #16 Alain Corneau
52. Le môme (1986, Alain Corneau) 6/10
53. France société anonyme (1974, Alain Corneau) 6/10
54. Le nouveau monde (1995, Alain Corneau) 6.5/10
Director #17: Gérard Oury
55. L'as des as (1982, Gérard Oury) 7/10 - A very standard comedy that got Jo Jo Rabbit esque at times. There was an amazing chase scene that was pretty amazing, though.
56. La Folie des grandeurs (1971, Gérard Oury) 5/10
57. Le Crime ne paie pas (1962, Gérard Oury) 6/10
Director #18: Jacqueline Audry
58. Olivia (1950, Jacqueline Audry) 6+/10
59. Huis-Clos / No Exit (1954, Jacqueline Audry) Very interesting, but not very engaging to me. The strongest points were the writing and directing. Now if the actors had more charisma.
60. Le Secret du chevalier d’Eon (Jacqueline Audry) 7/10 Started off very standard and got very playful very fast. By today’s standard’s it’s a relatively tame film reminiscent of “The Favourite”, but back in the day, I’m sure it pushed boundaries for women and gender portrayals.
Director #19: Alexandre Astruc
61. La Lettre volée (1974, Alexandre Astruc) 5.5/10
62. La Proie pour l’ombre (1961, Alexandre Astruc) 6.2/10
63. Education Sentimentale (1962, Alexandre Astruc) 5.8/10
I first heard of Astruc in Jean Douchet's book: French New Wave and have been on a quest ever since to discover this severely underrated and underdiscussed French filmmaker.
Director #20: Georges Lautner
64. Le Guignolo (1980, Georges Lautner) 6.5/10
65. Le Professionel (1981, Georges Lautner) 6/10
66. Le Pacha (1968, Georges Lautner) 6/10
Director #21: William A. Wellman
67. Darby’s Rangers (1958, William A. Wellman) 6/10 General war propaganda
68. Woman Trap (1929, William A. Wellman) 5/10 Very rough and not much to it compared to his later works /
69. Call of the Wild (1935, William A. Wellman) 6.5/10
70. Thunder Birds [Soldiers of the Air] (1942, William A. Wellman) 6/10 Without Gene Tierney, I would have been bored stiff.
Director #22: Jacques Becker
71. Les aventures d'Arsène Lupin (1957, Jacques Becker) 5.7/10
72. Ali Baba et les quarante voleurs (1954, Jacques Becker) 6/10 Kind of fun because of Fernandel, but that’s all.
73. Dernier atout (1942, Jacques Becker) 5.5/10
Director #23: Jacques Feyder
74. Le Pied qui étreint (1916, Jacques Feyder) 5.5/10
75. Gribiche (1926, Jacques Feyder) 6.2+/10
76. Anna Christie (1931, Jacques Feyder) 6/10
Director #23: Frank Borzage
77. Secrets (1924, Frank Borzage) 6/10 I really enjoyed Borzage’s remake of this when I saw it on TCM years ago and was looking forward to seeing the original silent version with Norma Talmadge
78. Till We Meet Again (1944, Frank Borzage) 6/10
79. No Greater Glory (1934, Frank Borzage) 6/10
BONUS: Frank Borzage on top 250 directors list (#220)
Director #24: Nicolás Pereda
80. Verano de Goliat (2010, Nicolás Pereda) 5/10
81. Los mejores temas (2012, Nicolás Pereda) 2.8/10
82. Perpetuum Mobile (2009, Nicolás Pereda) 4.5/10
Director #25: Ken Russell
83. The Debussy Film (1965, Ken Russell) 5/10
84. Elgar: Fantasy of a Composer on a Bicycle (2002, Ken Russell) 6/10
85. The Planets (1983, Ken Russell) 6.2/10
BONUS: Ken Russell on top 250 directors list (#209)
Director #26: Alfred E. Green
86. The Girl from Manhattan (1948, Alfred E. Green) 6.1/10
87. The Mayor of 44th Street (1942, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10
88. Copacabana (1947, Alfred E. Green) 7/10
89. Two in a Crowd (1936, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
90. The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939, Alfred E. Green) 4/10
91. The Duke of West Point (1938, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
92. Let's Get Married (1937, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
93. Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944, Alfred E. Green) 6/10 A charming movie that stars Edward G. Robinson as a patriotic man (8th film from Alfred E. Green)
94. The League of Frightened Men (1937, Alfred E. Green) 5.2/10 (9th film from Alfred E. Green)
95. The Narrow Corner (1933) 5/10 (10th film from Alfred E. Green)
96. Shooting High (1940) 5.3/10 The film had a Romeo and Juliet vibe and channeled ALL ABOUT EVE and ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD before they were ever released. (11th film from Alfred E. Green)
97. More Than a Secretary (1936) 5.2/10 (12th film from Alfred E. Green)
98. Union Depot (1932, Alfred E. Green) 5+/10 (13th film from Alfred E. Green)
99. Side Streets (1934, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (14th film from Alfred E. Green)
100. Smart Money (1931, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (15th film from Alfred E. Green)
101. They Met in a Taxi (1936, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (16th film from Alfred E. Green)
102. Irene (1926) 5.5/10 (17th film from Alfred E. Green)
103. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921) 6.5/10 (18th film from Alfred E. Green)
104. It's Tough to Be Famous (1932) 5.2/10 (19th film from Alfred E. Green)
105. I Loved a Woman (1933) 5/10 (20th film from Alfred E. Green)
106. Dark Hazard (1934) 6/10 (21st film from Alfred E. Green)
107. Through the Back Door (1921) 6/10 (22nd film from Alfred E. Green)
108. Silver Dollar (1932) 6.2/10 (23rd film from Alfred E. Green)
109. Appointment in Berlin (1943) 6/10 (24th film from Alfred E. Green)
110. Paris Model (1953) 5/10 (25th film from Alfred E. Green)
111. Sweet Kitty Bellairs (1930) 3.5/10 (26th film from Alfred E. Green)
112. The Green Goddess (1930) 5/10 (27th film from Alfred E. Green)
113. Badlands of Dakota (1941) 4.5/10 (28th film from Alfred E. Green)
114. South of Pago Pago (1940) 4/10 (29th film from Alfred E. Green)
115. Strange Affair (1944) 5/10 (30th film from Alfred E. Green)
116. Old English (1930) 3/10 (31st film from Alfred E. Green)
117. Sweet Music (1935) 4.5/10 (32nd film from Alfred E. Green)
118.Sierra (1950) 4/10(33rd film from Alfred E. Green)
119. As the Earth Turns (1934) (34th film from Alfred E. Green)
120.There's Something About a Soldier (1943) 5/10 (35th film from Alfred E. Green)
121. Colleen (1936) 5/10 (36th film from Alfred E. Green)
122. A Thousand and One Nights (1945) The “genie” is played by a woman, but otherwise this was a horrible take: the humor wasn’t that spot-on and I almost turned it off within minutes. 4/10 (37th film from Alfred E. Green)
123. Four Faces West (1948) 5/10 (38th film from Alfred E. Green)
124. 20,000 Men a Year (1939) 5.2/10 (39th and final film from Alfred E. Green)

Alfred E. Green (1889-1960): 39 films
-My favorite film that Green directed was DANGEROUS. Bette Davis won the Oscar for Best Actress. Coincidence? I think not. Even though I saw the film several times years ago, Green has been a director I’ve been meaning to discover a little bit more.
-Used Edward G. Robinson a lot in the films I saw.
-Used Aline MacMahon as the wife twice: Side Streets and Silver Dollar. Also saw a fair amount of Evelyn Keyes starring in his films. I noticed James van Trees was the cinematographer at least 3x (he is the son of Julia Crawford Ivers who hired director William Desmond Taylor at Paramount). Every film I noticed he was the cinematographer, they were all for films released in 1930 made at Paramount.
-Made Little Lord Fauntleroy in 1921 and there was a Little Lord Fauntleroy reference in I Loved a Woman (1933).
-He had one wife and three sons (all deceased now). Pam Green, his granddaughter worked as a production assistant on the movie Sixteen Candles (1984).

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July 26th, 2020, 9:15 pm
sol wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 3:57 pm
50. 13 Ghosts (1960) William Castle
51. Undertow (1949) William Castle
52. Mr. Sardonicus (1961) William Castle
53. Hollywood Story (1951) William Castle

William Castle

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So can I draw any conclusions about Castle based on this? Maybe not. Certainly, Hollywood Story shows a potential for noir that he simply wasn't showing in the 1940s with Undertow and his Whistler films. And then Sardonicus shows potential for moody horror that we never quite got in general since he ended up becoming a director known so widely for his gimmicks. And they are quite legendary. I would still love the chance to attend a retro showing of one of his gimmick films with the gimmick intact. Just sounds like quite an experience.
Nice to see that you liked Hollywood Story :thumbsup:

Too bad about Undertow, I enjoyed it. In addition to the darkened corridors, it also had some nice exterior shots, a rarity for Castle.

Of Castle's noirs, Johnny Stool Pigeon and Houston Story are skippable. My favorite is When Strangers Marry, a movie so studio-bound it becomes dreamlike.
Hollywood Story was much cooler than I could have ever expected. Very Sunset Blvd-ish. On the other hand, Undertow struck me as yet another wrong-man tale. Been there, done that, and Castle does not quite have Hitchcock's hand for it.

Thanks for the recommendation of When Strangers Marry. I haven't seen it; would love to add it in this month, but my lineup for the next few days is already overstuffed. Maybe this Noirvember if I remember.
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Post by Obgeoff » July 27th, 2020, 10:51 am

Director #27: Terrence Malick (3)
103. Knight of Cups (2015, Malick) 8
104. Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016, Malick) 8
105. Song to Song (2017, Malick) 8
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Director #1: Louis Malle (4)
1. Atlantic City, USA (1980, Malle) 8
2. Black Moon (1975, Malle) 7
3. My Dinner with Andre (1981, Malle) 9
4. Vanya on 42nd Street (1994, Malle) 8

Now up to 7 from Malle.

Director #2: Fritz Lang (3)
5. Fury (1936, Lang) 9
6. Man Hunt (1941, Lang) 7
7. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (1924, Lang) 7

Now up to 21 from Lang.

Director #3: Michael Curtiz (3)
8. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942, Curtiz) 8
9. The Breaking Point (1950, Curtiz) 7
10. Captain Blood (1935, Curtiz) 7

Now up to 8 from Curtiz.

Director #4: William Wyler (6)
11. Wuthering Heights (1939, Wyler) 7
12. Mrs. Miniver (1942, Wyler) 8
13. Dead End (1937, Wyler) 7
14. Jezebel (1938, Wyler) 7
15. The Letter (1940, Wyler) 7
16. The Little Foxes (1941, Wyler) 8

Now up to 15 from Wyler.

Director #5: Mervyn LeRoy (3)
17. Little Caesar (1931, LeRoy) 8
18. Mister Roberts (1955, Ford/LeRoy/Logan) 6
19. The Bad Seed (1956, LeRoy) 7

Now up to 6 from LeRoy.

Director #6: Anatole Litvak (7)
20. Prelude to War (1942, Capra/Litvak) 7
21. The Nazis Strike (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
22. Divide and Conquer (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
23. The Battle of Britain (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
24. The Battle of Russia (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
25. The Battle of China (1944, Capra/Litvak) 7
26. War Comes to America (1945, Capra/Litvak) 7

Up to 8 from Litvak.

Director #7: Stan Brakhage (9, 45 shorts)
27-35. Brakhage Criterion Anthology Selection (45 shorts, 567 minutes)
The Dead (1960, Brakhage) 6 [11m]
Two: Creeley/McClure (1965, Brakhage) 6 [5m]
23rd Psalm Branch: Part I (1967, Brakhage) 7 [33m]
The Machine of Eden (1970, Brakhage) 6 [14m]
The Wold Shadow (1972, Brakhage) 7 [3m]
The Process (1972, Brakhage) 6 [14m]
The Stars Are Beautiful (1974, Brakhage) 8 [19m]
Star Garden (1974, Brakhage) 6 [22m]
Desert (1976, Brakhage) 5 [11m]
The Domain of the Moment (1977, Brakhage) 7 [18m]
Burial Path (1978, Brakhage) 6 [15m]
23rd Psalm Branch: Part II (1978, Brakhage) 6 [31m]
Murder Psalm (1980, Brakhage) 6 [16m]
Duplicity III (1980, Brakhage) 6 [22m]
Arabic Numeral Series 12 (1981, Brakhage) 5 [27m]
Unconscious London Strata (1981, Brakhage) 5 [22m]
The Garden of Earthly Delights (1981, Brakhage) 9 [3m]
Night Music (1986, Brakhage) 7 [1m]
Kindering (1987, Brakhage) 6 [3m]
The Dante Quartet (1987, Brakhage) 9 [6m]
Rage Net (1988, Brakhage) 7 [1m]
I... Dreaming (1988, Brakhage) 6 [8m]
Visions in Meditation #1 (1989, Brakhage) 5 [20m]
Visions in Meditation #2: Mesa Verde (1989, Brakhage) 7 [17m]
Visions in Meditation #3: Plato's Cave (1990, Brakhage) 7 [16m]
Visions in Meditation #4: D.H. Lawrence (1990, Brakhage) 6 [19m]
Glaze of Cathexis (1990, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
Delicacies of Molten Horror Synapse (1991, Brakhage) 7 [10m]
Boulder Blues and Pearls and... (1992, Brakhage) 8 [20m]
For Marilyn (1992, Brakhage) 8 [11m]
Crack Glass Eulogy (1992, Brakhage) 6 [6m]
Study in Color and Black and White (1993, Brakhage) 7 [3m]
Black Ice (1994, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
First Hymn to the Night - Novalis (1994, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
The Mammals of Victoria (1994, Brakhage) 6 [34m]
I Take These Truths (1994, Brakhage) 8 [35m]
Comingled Containers (1997, Brakhage) 8 [5m]
Yggdrasill: Whose Roots Are Stars in the Human Mind (1997, Brakhage) 7 [17m]
The Cat of the Worm's Green Realm (1997, Brakhage) 6 [18m]
Persian Series #1 (1999, Brakhage) 8 [2m]
Persian Series #2 (1999, Brakhage) 8 [2m]
Persian Series #3 (1999, Brakhage) 8 [2m]
The Dark Tower (1999, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
Lovesong (2001, Brakhage) 9 [11m]
Chinese Series (2003, Brakhage) 7 [2m]

Up to 64 works from Brakhage which is by far the most by number but presumably not by run time.

Director #8: Frank Capra (5)
36. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932, Capra) 7
37. The Strong Man (1926, Capra) 6
38. Lost Horizon (1937, Capra) 7
39. Lady for a Day (1933, Capra) 8
40. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944, Capra) 9

Including the Why We Fight series watched earlier this challenge, this brings me up to 20 films by Capra.

Director #9: Jules Dassin (3)
41. Thieves' Highway (1949, Dassin) 8
42. Brute Force (1947, Dassin) 8
43. The Naked City (1948, Dassin) 8

Brings me up to 5 Dassin's, each of which I have ranked as an 8.

Director #10: George Cukor (7)
44. One Hour With You (1932, Cukor/Lubitsch) 7
45. Sylvia Scarlett (1935, Cukor) 6
46. Dinner at Eight (1933, Cukor) 8
47. Little Women (1933, Cukor) 7
48. Camille (1936, Cukor) 7
49. The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger (1935, Cukor) 6
50. The Women (1939, Cukor) 8

Director #11: Rouben Mamoulian (3)
51. Applause (1929, Mamoulian) 7
52. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931, Mamoulian) 8
53. Silk Stockings (1957, Mamoulian) 7

Director #12: David Cronenberg (4)
54. The Brood (1979, Cronenberg) 7
55. Spider (2002, Cronenberg) 7
56. Scanners (1981, Cronenberg) 6
57. Naked Lunch (1991, Cronenberg) 6

Director #13: Kelly Reichardt (3)
58. First Cow (2019, Reichardt) 8
59. River of Grass (1994, Reichardt) 6
60. Ode (1999, Reichardt) 7
short. Travis (2009, Reichardt) 6

Director #14: Hirokazu Koreeda (3)
61. The Truth (2019, Koreeda) 8
62. Shoplifters (2018, Koreeda) 8
63. Maborosi (1995, Koreeda) 8

Director #15: James Whale (3)
64. The Invisbile Man (1933, Whale) 7
65. The Old Dark House (1932, Whale) 6
66. Show Boat (1936, Whale) 7

Director #16: John Carpenter (4)
67. Dark Star (1974, Carpenter) 4
68. The Fog (1980, Carpenter) 7
69. Escape from New York (1981, Carpenter) 8
70. Big Trouble in Little China (1986, Carpenter) 5

Director #17: Edward Dmytryk (3)
71. Crossfire (1947, Dmytryk) 7
72. Obsession (1949, Dmytryk) 8
73. Murder, My Sweet (1944, Dmytryk) 8

Director #18: Peter Jackson (3)
74. Bad Taste (1987, Jackson) 3
75. Braindead (1992, Jackson) 4
76. Heavenly Creatures (1994, Jackson) 7

Director #19: Howard Hawks (4)
77. Monkey Business (1952, Hawks) 6
78. Land of the Pharoahs (1955, Hawks) 6
79. Ball of Fire (1941, Hawks) 8
80. Sergeant York (1941, Hawks) 8

Director #20: Denis Villeneuve (3)
81. Enemy (2013, Villeneuve) 7
82. Prisoners (2013, Villeneuve) 8
83. Arrival (2016, Villeneuve) 10

Director #21: Stanley Kramer (3)
84. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967, Kramer) 8
85. Ship of Fools (1967, Kramer) 7
86. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963, Kramer) 5

Director #22: Sidney Lumet (3)
87. Fail Safe (1964, Lumet) 9
88. The Pawnbroker (1964, Lumet) 7
89. Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962, Lumet) 6

Director #23: Robert Aldrich (4)
90. The Dirty Dozen (1967, Aldrich) 7
91. The Big Knife (1955, Aldrich) 7
92. Hustle (1975, Aldrich) 8
93. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964, Aldrich) 7

Director #24: William Dieterle (3)
94. The Life of Emile Zola (1937, Dieterle) 7
95. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939, Dieterle) 7
96. All That Money Can Buy (1941, Dieterle) 6

Director #25: Mike Leigh (3)
97. Meantime (1983, Leigh) 7
98. Life Is Sweet (1990, Leigh) 8
99. Peterloo (2018, Leigh) 8

Director #26: Billy Wilder (3)
100. A Foreign Affair (1948, WIlder) 7
101. The Seven Year Itch (1955, Wilder) 6
102. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970, Wilder) 6

Director #27: Terrence Malick (3)
103. Knight of Cups (2015, Malick) 8
104. Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016, Malick) 8
105. Song to Song (2017, Malick) 8
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Post by Melvelet » July 27th, 2020, 11:21 am

After only one 8 star rating out of 14 movies in this challenge I was afraid that I just might not be in the mood to appreciate movies as much as I could. That made me a bit afraid of taking a director that I previously enjoyed a lot but...

Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger

15. A Canterbury Tale 1944 8/10
16. I Know Where I'm Going! 1945 8/10

A previously enjoyed their wonderful Technicolor use and now I got 2 b/w movies. They were also very pleasant for the eye. Both movies had parts of their story that I'd probably need to look past. As a mystery Canterbury Tale is boring and the reason that the criminal gives is ridiculous in itself although it makes sense for the film as a work of art, it conveys the message. I'd have preferred both movies to end a few minutes earlier. But both of them don't really have their 'primary' plots at the center and all the secondary parts of the plots work well. Their settings (rural England and Scotland) are characters in itself rather than being the 'flavour' as in The River (that I've seen during this challenge) and I can't deny a certain acute desire to go there myself. I loved the dream sequence and the boating sequence in the second movie although I slightly preferred the first one overall.

17. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 1943 9-/10
Normally the beginning of the movie puts you in the mood to love it or not and I was a bit sceptical about the comedic tone in the beginning but by the end of the 1902 part I was almost sad that the movie started to grow (relatively) darker and gloomier. Truly a powerful movie and chapeau to the directors for having the most respectful look for an enemy that you are at war with (esp. considering that enemy's then-current form was Nazi Germany) that I couldn't have expected. Just as they took a satirical British character and made him such a likeable and nuanced protagonist. The best viewing of this month.
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John Huston
1. The Man Who Would Be King 1975 7/10
2. Fat City 1972 8/10
3. The Dead 1987 6/10
4. Wise Blood 1979 6/10
5. The Night of the Iguana 1964 7/10
6. Let There Be Light 1946 6/10

Jean-Luc Godard
7. Numéro deux 1975 — a.k.a. Number Two 6/10
8. Sauve qui peut (la vie) 1980 — a.k.a. Every Man for Himself 5/10
9. Éloge de l'amour 2001 — a.k.a. In Praise of Love 5/10
10. Histoire(s) du cinéma 1998 7/10

Jean Renoir
11. Boudu sauvé des eaux 1932 — a.k.a. Boudu Saved from Drowning 5/10
12. The River 1951 6/10
13. La nuit du carrefour 1932 — a.k.a. Night at the Crossroads 6/10
14. French Cancan 1955 6/10

Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger

15. A Canterbury Tale 1944 8/10
16. I Know Where I'm Going! 1945 8/10
17. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 1943 9-/10

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 27th, 2020, 11:42 am

flavo5000 wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Alrighty. OP updated! Hopefully I didn't mess anything up again (but I probably did).

Also here's a breakdown of the number of watches by directors with five or more watches:
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Alfred E. Green 35
Jim Wynorski 23
David Cronenberg 18
Seijun Suzuki 17
Takashi Miike 14
Atom Egoyan 14
Sion Sono 13
Mark Polonia 13
Joseph Losey 12
Jerry Warren 11
Jean-Luc Godard 11
Bert I. Gordon 11
Steven Spielberg 10
Sacha Guitry 10
Jean Renoir 10
Herschell Gordon Lewis 10
Billy Wilder 10
Antonio Margheriti 10
Abel Ferrara 10
Tobe Hooper 9
Stan Brakhage 9
Spike Lee 9
Shin'ya Tsukamoto 9
John Sturges 9
Jacques Becker 9
Christian Petzold 9
Bill Rebane 9
Mike Leigh 8
Frank Capra 8
Anthony C. Ferrante 8
Wes Craven 7
Krzysztof Kieslowski 7
John Carpenter 7
Guy Maddin 7
Denys Arcand 7
David Lynch 7
Brian De Palma 7
Anatole Litvak 7
Alfred Hitchcock 7
Alan J. Pakula 7
William Wyler 6
William Friedkin 6
Umberto Lenzi 6
Sidney Lumet 6
Samuel Fuller 6
Sam Newfield 6
Paul Lynch 6
Michael Curtiz 6
King Vidor 6
John Huston 6
Denis Villeneuve 6
Dario Argento 6
Claude Chabrol 6
Bruno Mattei 6
Werner Herzog 5
Robert Zemeckis 5
Rafal Zielinski 5
Peter Bogdanovich 5
Neil Breen 5
Miloš Forman 5
Mario Bava 5
Lloyd A. Simandl 5
John Frankenheimer 5
Frederick Wiseman 5
Éric Rohmer 5
Eduardo Coutinho 5
Dariush Mehrjui 5
Clint Eastwood 5
Al Adamson 5
Naturally, allison's good buddy Alfred E. Green has blazed past "Bare Wench" Wynorski to take the top spot by a wide margin. Cronenberg is holding down the #3 spot although that's with 4 separate runs (and a boost from the Canadian Challenge).

We're approaching the home stretch folks with the last week of the challenge ahead of us! So if there are any directors you've been holding in the reserves to end with a big bang, now's the time to wheel 'em out!
Al Adamson should be at 7 thanks to two watches I added the next day after my initial run, otherwise all my 5+ watches seem intact. I think I'll take it easy on myself and not post again until Tuesday, but I will be rewatching a lot of the earlier films of Mark Polonia that he made with his brother John and many other collaborators. I really admire the Polonias - they raised the level of no-budget cinema and deserve to be celebrated. I am planning a write-up on their amazing career if I can just find the time to get it out of my head. My Polonia Bologna run would have stopped at 38 but with Allison already in the lead with Green at 39, I believe I'll eliminate some of the higher-rated rewatches I was holding in reserve and concede to her deep, deep, deep dive into Green. That will give me a chance to pluck some more tasty low-rated turkeys instead.

Allison :worship:

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 27th, 2020, 12:01 pm

Melvelet wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 11:21 am
After only one 8 star rating out of 14 movies in this challenge I was afraid that I just might not be in the mood to appreciate movies as much as I could. That made me a bit afraid of taking a director that I previously enjoyed a lot but...

Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger

15. A Canterbury Tale 1944 8/10
16. I Know Where I'm Going! 1945 8/10

A previously enjoyed their wonderful Technicolor use and now I got 2 b/w movies. They were also very pleasant for the eye. Both movies had parts of their story that I'd probably need to look past. As a mystery Canterbury Tale is boring and the reason that the criminal gives is ridiculous in itself although it makes sense for the film as a work of art, it conveys the message. I'd have preferred both movies to end a few minutes earlier. But both of them don't really have their 'primary' plots at the center and all the secondary parts of the plots work well. Their settings (rural England and Scotland) are characters in itself rather than being the 'flavour' as in The River (that I've seen during this challenge) and I can't deny a certain acute desire to go there myself. I loved the dream sequence and the boating sequence in the second movie although I slightly preferred the first one overall.

17. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 1943 9-/10
Normally the beginning of the movie puts you in the mood to love it or not and I was a bit sceptical about the comedic tone in the beginning but by the end of the 1902 part I was almost sad that the movie started to grow (relatively) darker and gloomier. Truly a powerful movie and chapeau to the directors for having the most respectful look for an enemy that you are at war with (esp. considering that enemy's then-current form was Nazi Germany) that I couldn't have expected. Just as they took a satirical British character and made him such a likeable and nuanced protagonist. The best viewing of this month.
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John Huston
1. The Man Who Would Be King 1975 7/10
2. Fat City 1972 8/10
3. The Dead 1987 6/10
4. Wise Blood 1979 6/10
5. The Night of the Iguana 1964 7/10
6. Let There Be Light 1946 6/10

Jean-Luc Godard
7. Numéro deux 1975 — a.k.a. Number Two 6/10
8. Sauve qui peut (la vie) 1980 — a.k.a. Every Man for Himself 5/10
9. Éloge de l'amour 2001 — a.k.a. In Praise of Love 5/10
10. Histoire(s) du cinéma 1998 7/10

Jean Renoir
11. Boudu sauvé des eaux 1932 — a.k.a. Boudu Saved from Drowning 5/10
12. The River 1951 6/10
13. La nuit du carrefour 1932 — a.k.a. Night at the Crossroads 6/10
14. French Cancan 1955 6/10

Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger

15. A Canterbury Tale 1944 8/10
16. I Know Where I'm Going! 1945 8/10
17. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 1943 9-/10
I really love both I Know Where I'm Going and The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. With multiple viewings, I Know Where I'm Going always lives up to its title and takes me exactly where I expect it to, but Blimp somehow catches me by surprise every time - I forget how funny and exciting that great beginning is and what a great set-up it is. Two more terrific Powells that reward multiple viewings are A Matter of Life and Death and The Spy in Black but I've never seen a bad or uninteresting film from him, with or without Pressburger. :cheers:

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Post by flavo5000 » July 27th, 2020, 1:21 pm

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 11:42 am
flavo5000 wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Alrighty. OP updated! Hopefully I didn't mess anything up again (but I probably did).

Also here's a breakdown of the number of watches by directors with five or more watches:
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Alfred E. Green 35
Jim Wynorski 23
David Cronenberg 18
Seijun Suzuki 17
Takashi Miike 14
Atom Egoyan 14
Sion Sono 13
Mark Polonia 13
Joseph Losey 12
Jerry Warren 11
Jean-Luc Godard 11
Bert I. Gordon 11
Steven Spielberg 10
Sacha Guitry 10
Jean Renoir 10
Herschell Gordon Lewis 10
Billy Wilder 10
Antonio Margheriti 10
Abel Ferrara 10
Tobe Hooper 9
Stan Brakhage 9
Spike Lee 9
Shin'ya Tsukamoto 9
John Sturges 9
Jacques Becker 9
Christian Petzold 9
Bill Rebane 9
Mike Leigh 8
Frank Capra 8
Anthony C. Ferrante 8
Wes Craven 7
Krzysztof Kieslowski 7
John Carpenter 7
Guy Maddin 7
Denys Arcand 7
David Lynch 7
Brian De Palma 7
Anatole Litvak 7
Alfred Hitchcock 7
Alan J. Pakula 7
William Wyler 6
William Friedkin 6
Umberto Lenzi 6
Sidney Lumet 6
Samuel Fuller 6
Sam Newfield 6
Paul Lynch 6
Michael Curtiz 6
King Vidor 6
John Huston 6
Denis Villeneuve 6
Dario Argento 6
Claude Chabrol 6
Bruno Mattei 6
Werner Herzog 5
Robert Zemeckis 5
Rafal Zielinski 5
Peter Bogdanovich 5
Neil Breen 5
Miloš Forman 5
Mario Bava 5
Lloyd A. Simandl 5
John Frankenheimer 5
Frederick Wiseman 5
Éric Rohmer 5
Eduardo Coutinho 5
Dariush Mehrjui 5
Clint Eastwood 5
Al Adamson 5
Naturally, allison's good buddy Alfred E. Green has blazed past "Bare Wench" Wynorski to take the top spot by a wide margin. Cronenberg is holding down the #3 spot although that's with 4 separate runs (and a boost from the Canadian Challenge).

We're approaching the home stretch folks with the last week of the challenge ahead of us! So if there are any directors you've been holding in the reserves to end with a big bang, now's the time to wheel 'em out!
Al Adamson should be at 7 thanks to two watches I added the next day after my initial run, otherwise all my 5+ watches seem intact. I think I'll take it easy on myself and not post again until Tuesday, but I will be rewatching a lot of the earlier films of Mark Polonia that he made with his brother John and many other collaborators. I really admire the Polonias - they raised the level of no-budget cinema and deserve to be celebrated. I am planning a write-up on their amazing career if I can just find the time to get it out of my head. My Polonia Bologna run would have stopped at 38 but with Allison already in the lead with Green at 39, I believe I'll eliminate some of the higher-rated rewatches I was holding in reserve and concede to her deep, deep, deep dive into Green. That will give me a chance to pluck some more tasty low-rated turkeys instead.

Allison :worship:

:cheers:
You know I take some kind of perverse delight in knowing that quite a few Polonia movies have made it to blu-ray for no reason whatsoever yet films like The Lady Eve and The Abyss still haven't been released.

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Post by zuma » July 27th, 2020, 1:25 pm

Albert Serra

70 - Honour of the Knights (Quixotic) (2006) 8.5/10
71 - Story of My Death (2013) 7/10
72 - The Death of Louis XIV (2016) 8/10

Two favourites out of the three films. Will definitely check out his others at some point soon.

1-4: Carlos SauraShow

01 - The Delinquents/Los golfos (1960) 6/10
02 - The Garden of Delights/El jardín de las delicias (1970) 7/10
03 - Blindfolded Eyes/Los ojo
s vendados (1978) 7.5/10
04 - ¡Ay, Carmela! (1990) 6.5/10
5-8: Herschell Gordon LewisShow

05 - 2,000 Maniacs (1964) 5/10
06 - Color Me Blood Red (1965) 6/10
07 - The Wizard of Gore (1970) 3/10
08 - The Gore Gore Girls (1972) 5/10
9-11: Olivier AssayasShow

09 - Disorder/Désordre (1986) 7.5/10
10 - Winter's Child/L'enfant de l'hiver (1989) 6/10
11 - Demonlover (2002) 7/10
12-17: Abel FerreraShow

12 - Fear City (1984)
13 - 'R Xmas (2001)
14 - Crime Story: Pilot (1986)
15 - Pasolini (2014)
16 - Body Snatchers (1993)
17 - Welcome to New York (2014)
17-29: Joseph LoseyShow

18 - The Big Night (1951) 6.5/10
19 - The Sleeping Tiger (1954) 7/10
20 - Finger of Guilt (1956) 7/10
21 - Blind Date/Chance Meeting (1959) 7/10
22 - Secret Ceremony (1968) 6.5/10
23 - The Boy with Green Hair (1948) 6/10
24 - King & Country (1964) 8/10
25 - The Servant (1963) 9/10 (rewatch)
26 - Concrete Jungle (1960) 6.5/10
27 - The Lawless (1950) 6/10
28 - Eve (1962) 7/10
29 - The Romantic Englishwoman (1975) 7/10
30-32: Nicole HolofcenerShow

30 - Walking and Talking (1996) 6/10
31 - Lovely & Amazing (2001) 6.5/10
32 - Enough Said (2013) 7/10
33-35: Karim AinouzShow

33 - Madame Satã (2002) 5.5/10
34 - Love for Sale (2006) 6/10
35 - Invisible Life (2019) 7/10
36-38: François TruffautShow

36 - The Bride Wore Black (1968) 6.5/10
37 - Small Change (1976) 5.5/10
38 - The Man Who Loved Women (1977) 6/10
39-41: Roger CormanShow

39 - Last Tomb of Ligeia (1964) 6/10
40 - Tales of Terror (1962) 6/10
41 - The Trip (1967) 6.5/10
42-44: Shinya TsukamotoShow

42 - Tokyo Fist (1995) 6/10
43 - Haze (2005) 6.5/10
44 - A Snake of June (2002) 5/10
45-48: Amat EscalanteShow

45 - Sangre (2005) 6/10
46 - Los bastardos (2008) 6.5/10
47 - Heli (2013) 7/10
48 - The Untamed (2016) 7.5/10
49-51: Abbas KiarostamiShow

49 - Homework/Mashgh-e Shab (1989) 6.5/10
50 - 10 on Ten (2004) 8/10
51 - Shirin (2008) 7.5/10
52-54: Alain CavalierShow

52 - Thérèse (1986) 5.5/10
53 - Libera me (1993) 5.5/10
54 - Paradise (2014) 5/10
55-59: Eduardo CoutinhoShow

55 - Edifício Master (2002) 8/10
56 - Playing/Jogo de Cena (2007) 6.5/10
57 - Um Dia na Vida (2010) 4/10
58 - As Canções (2011) 7.5/10
59 - Last Conversations/Últimas Conversas (2015) 6/10
60-62: Paolo SorrentinoShow

60 - The Consequences of Love/Le conseguenze dell'amore (2004) 7/10
61 - Il Divo (2008) 6.5/10
62 - Youth (2015) 7.5/10
63-66: Ken LoachShow

63 - The Wednesday Play: Cathy Come Home (1966) 6.5/10
64 - Ladybird Ladybird (1994) 7/10
65 - Raining Stones (1993) 6.5/10
66 - Land and Freedom (1995) 6/10
67-69: Gakuryu IshiiShow

67 - Burst City (1982) 3/10
68 - The Crazy Family (1984) 6/10
69 - Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001) 5/10
70-72: Albert SerraShow

70 - Honour of the Knights (Quixotic) (2006) 8.5/10
71 - Story of My Death (2013) 7/10
72 - The Death of Louis XIV (2016) 8/10

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 27th, 2020, 3:32 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 1:21 pm
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 11:42 am
flavo5000 wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Alrighty. OP updated! Hopefully I didn't mess anything up again (but I probably did).

Also here's a breakdown of the number of watches by directors with five or more watches:
SpoilerShow
Alfred E. Green 35
Jim Wynorski 23
David Cronenberg 18
Seijun Suzuki 17
Takashi Miike 14
Atom Egoyan 14
Sion Sono 13
Mark Polonia 13
Joseph Losey 12
Jerry Warren 11
Jean-Luc Godard 11
Bert I. Gordon 11
Steven Spielberg 10
Sacha Guitry 10
Jean Renoir 10
Herschell Gordon Lewis 10
Billy Wilder 10
Antonio Margheriti 10
Abel Ferrara 10
Tobe Hooper 9
Stan Brakhage 9
Spike Lee 9
Shin'ya Tsukamoto 9
John Sturges 9
Jacques Becker 9
Christian Petzold 9
Bill Rebane 9
Mike Leigh 8
Frank Capra 8
Anthony C. Ferrante 8
Wes Craven 7
Krzysztof Kieslowski 7
John Carpenter 7
Guy Maddin 7
Denys Arcand 7
David Lynch 7
Brian De Palma 7
Anatole Litvak 7
Alfred Hitchcock 7
Alan J. Pakula 7
William Wyler 6
William Friedkin 6
Umberto Lenzi 6
Sidney Lumet 6
Samuel Fuller 6
Sam Newfield 6
Paul Lynch 6
Michael Curtiz 6
King Vidor 6
John Huston 6
Denis Villeneuve 6
Dario Argento 6
Claude Chabrol 6
Bruno Mattei 6
Werner Herzog 5
Robert Zemeckis 5
Rafal Zielinski 5
Peter Bogdanovich 5
Neil Breen 5
Miloš Forman 5
Mario Bava 5
Lloyd A. Simandl 5
John Frankenheimer 5
Frederick Wiseman 5
Éric Rohmer 5
Eduardo Coutinho 5
Dariush Mehrjui 5
Clint Eastwood 5
Al Adamson 5
Naturally, allison's good buddy Alfred E. Green has blazed past "Bare Wench" Wynorski to take the top spot by a wide margin. Cronenberg is holding down the #3 spot although that's with 4 separate runs (and a boost from the Canadian Challenge).

We're approaching the home stretch folks with the last week of the challenge ahead of us! So if there are any directors you've been holding in the reserves to end with a big bang, now's the time to wheel 'em out!
Al Adamson should be at 7 thanks to two watches I added the next day after my initial run, otherwise all my 5+ watches seem intact. I think I'll take it easy on myself and not post again until Tuesday, but I will be rewatching a lot of the earlier films of Mark Polonia that he made with his brother John and many other collaborators. I really admire the Polonias - they raised the level of no-budget cinema and deserve to be celebrated. I am planning a write-up on their amazing career if I can just find the time to get it out of my head. My Polonia Bologna run would have stopped at 38 but with Allison already in the lead with Green at 39, I believe I'll eliminate some of the higher-rated rewatches I was holding in reserve and concede to her deep, deep, deep dive into Green. That will give me a chance to pluck some more tasty low-rated turkeys instead.

Allison :worship:

:cheers:
You know I take some kind of perverse delight in knowing that quite a few Polonia movies have made it to blu-ray for no reason whatsoever yet films like The Lady Eve and The Abyss still haven't been released.
I have a bunch of DVDs but no blu-rays of Polonia flicks yet. I still tend to mostly buy Blu when I don't already have the DVD although I did buy the blu of Manos as soon as it came out!
I can always watch my DVDs of The Lady Eve and The Abyss but Manos I had to upgrade! :lol:

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Post by Obgeoff » July 27th, 2020, 3:41 pm

Director #28: Ken Loach (3)
106. Land and Freedom (1995, Loach) 7
107. Ladybird Ladybird (1994, Loach) 8
108. Sorry We Missed You (2019, Loach) 9
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Director #1: Louis Malle (4)
1. Atlantic City, USA (1980, Malle) 8
2. Black Moon (1975, Malle) 7
3. My Dinner with Andre (1981, Malle) 9
4. Vanya on 42nd Street (1994, Malle) 8

Now up to 7 from Malle.

Director #2: Fritz Lang (3)
5. Fury (1936, Lang) 9
6. Man Hunt (1941, Lang) 7
7. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (1924, Lang) 7

Now up to 21 from Lang.

Director #3: Michael Curtiz (3)
8. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942, Curtiz) 8
9. The Breaking Point (1950, Curtiz) 7
10. Captain Blood (1935, Curtiz) 7

Now up to 8 from Curtiz.

Director #4: William Wyler (6)
11. Wuthering Heights (1939, Wyler) 7
12. Mrs. Miniver (1942, Wyler) 8
13. Dead End (1937, Wyler) 7
14. Jezebel (1938, Wyler) 7
15. The Letter (1940, Wyler) 7
16. The Little Foxes (1941, Wyler) 8

Now up to 15 from Wyler.

Director #5: Mervyn LeRoy (3)
17. Little Caesar (1931, LeRoy) 8
18. Mister Roberts (1955, Ford/LeRoy/Logan) 6
19. The Bad Seed (1956, LeRoy) 7

Now up to 6 from LeRoy.

Director #6: Anatole Litvak (7)
20. Prelude to War (1942, Capra/Litvak) 7
21. The Nazis Strike (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
22. Divide and Conquer (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
23. The Battle of Britain (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
24. The Battle of Russia (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
25. The Battle of China (1944, Capra/Litvak) 7
26. War Comes to America (1945, Capra/Litvak) 7

Up to 8 from Litvak.

Director #7: Stan Brakhage (9, 45 shorts)
27-35. Brakhage Criterion Anthology Selection (45 shorts, 567 minutes)
The Dead (1960, Brakhage) 6 [11m]
Two: Creeley/McClure (1965, Brakhage) 6 [5m]
23rd Psalm Branch: Part I (1967, Brakhage) 7 [33m]
The Machine of Eden (1970, Brakhage) 6 [14m]
The Wold Shadow (1972, Brakhage) 7 [3m]
The Process (1972, Brakhage) 6 [14m]
The Stars Are Beautiful (1974, Brakhage) 8 [19m]
Star Garden (1974, Brakhage) 6 [22m]
Desert (1976, Brakhage) 5 [11m]
The Domain of the Moment (1977, Brakhage) 7 [18m]
Burial Path (1978, Brakhage) 6 [15m]
23rd Psalm Branch: Part II (1978, Brakhage) 6 [31m]
Murder Psalm (1980, Brakhage) 6 [16m]
Duplicity III (1980, Brakhage) 6 [22m]
Arabic Numeral Series 12 (1981, Brakhage) 5 [27m]
Unconscious London Strata (1981, Brakhage) 5 [22m]
The Garden of Earthly Delights (1981, Brakhage) 9 [3m]
Night Music (1986, Brakhage) 7 [1m]
Kindering (1987, Brakhage) 6 [3m]
The Dante Quartet (1987, Brakhage) 9 [6m]
Rage Net (1988, Brakhage) 7 [1m]
I... Dreaming (1988, Brakhage) 6 [8m]
Visions in Meditation #1 (1989, Brakhage) 5 [20m]
Visions in Meditation #2: Mesa Verde (1989, Brakhage) 7 [17m]
Visions in Meditation #3: Plato's Cave (1990, Brakhage) 7 [16m]
Visions in Meditation #4: D.H. Lawrence (1990, Brakhage) 6 [19m]
Glaze of Cathexis (1990, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
Delicacies of Molten Horror Synapse (1991, Brakhage) 7 [10m]
Boulder Blues and Pearls and... (1992, Brakhage) 8 [20m]
For Marilyn (1992, Brakhage) 8 [11m]
Crack Glass Eulogy (1992, Brakhage) 6 [6m]
Study in Color and Black and White (1993, Brakhage) 7 [3m]
Black Ice (1994, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
First Hymn to the Night - Novalis (1994, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
The Mammals of Victoria (1994, Brakhage) 6 [34m]
I Take These Truths (1994, Brakhage) 8 [35m]
Comingled Containers (1997, Brakhage) 8 [5m]
Yggdrasill: Whose Roots Are Stars in the Human Mind (1997, Brakhage) 7 [17m]
The Cat of the Worm's Green Realm (1997, Brakhage) 6 [18m]
Persian Series #1 (1999, Brakhage) 8 [2m]
Persian Series #2 (1999, Brakhage) 8 [2m]
Persian Series #3 (1999, Brakhage) 8 [2m]
The Dark Tower (1999, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
Lovesong (2001, Brakhage) 9 [11m]
Chinese Series (2003, Brakhage) 7 [2m]

Up to 64 works from Brakhage which is by far the most by number but presumably not by run time.

Director #8: Frank Capra (5)
36. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932, Capra) 7
37. The Strong Man (1926, Capra) 6
38. Lost Horizon (1937, Capra) 7
39. Lady for a Day (1933, Capra) 8
40. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944, Capra) 9

Including the Why We Fight series watched earlier this challenge, this brings me up to 20 films by Capra.

Director #9: Jules Dassin (3)
41. Thieves' Highway (1949, Dassin) 8
42. Brute Force (1947, Dassin) 8
43. The Naked City (1948, Dassin) 8

Brings me up to 5 Dassin's, each of which I have ranked as an 8.

Director #10: George Cukor (7)
44. One Hour With You (1932, Cukor/Lubitsch) 7
45. Sylvia Scarlett (1935, Cukor) 6
46. Dinner at Eight (1933, Cukor) 8
47. Little Women (1933, Cukor) 7
48. Camille (1936, Cukor) 7
49. The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger (1935, Cukor) 6
50. The Women (1939, Cukor) 8

Director #11: Rouben Mamoulian (3)
51. Applause (1929, Mamoulian) 7
52. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931, Mamoulian) 8
53. Silk Stockings (1957, Mamoulian) 7

Director #12: David Cronenberg (4)
54. The Brood (1979, Cronenberg) 7
55. Spider (2002, Cronenberg) 7
56. Scanners (1981, Cronenberg) 6
57. Naked Lunch (1991, Cronenberg) 6

Director #13: Kelly Reichardt (3)
58. First Cow (2019, Reichardt) 8
59. River of Grass (1994, Reichardt) 6
60. Ode (1999, Reichardt) 7
short. Travis (2009, Reichardt) 6

Director #14: Hirokazu Koreeda (3)
61. The Truth (2019, Koreeda) 8
62. Shoplifters (2018, Koreeda) 8
63. Maborosi (1995, Koreeda) 8

Director #15: James Whale (3)
64. The Invisbile Man (1933, Whale) 7
65. The Old Dark House (1932, Whale) 6
66. Show Boat (1936, Whale) 7

Director #16: John Carpenter (4)
67. Dark Star (1974, Carpenter) 4
68. The Fog (1980, Carpenter) 7
69. Escape from New York (1981, Carpenter) 8
70. Big Trouble in Little China (1986, Carpenter) 5

Director #17: Edward Dmytryk (3)
71. Crossfire (1947, Dmytryk) 7
72. Obsession (1949, Dmytryk) 8
73. Murder, My Sweet (1944, Dmytryk) 8

Director #18: Peter Jackson (3)
74. Bad Taste (1987, Jackson) 3
75. Braindead (1992, Jackson) 4
76. Heavenly Creatures (1994, Jackson) 7

Director #19: Howard Hawks (4)
77. Monkey Business (1952, Hawks) 6
78. Land of the Pharoahs (1955, Hawks) 6
79. Ball of Fire (1941, Hawks) 8
80. Sergeant York (1941, Hawks) 8

Director #20: Denis Villeneuve (3)
81. Enemy (2013, Villeneuve) 7
82. Prisoners (2013, Villeneuve) 8
83. Arrival (2016, Villeneuve) 10

Director #21: Stanley Kramer (3)
84. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967, Kramer) 8
85. Ship of Fools (1967, Kramer) 7
86. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963, Kramer) 5

Director #22: Sidney Lumet (3)
87. Fail Safe (1964, Lumet) 9
88. The Pawnbroker (1964, Lumet) 7
89. Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962, Lumet) 6

Director #23: Robert Aldrich (4)
90. The Dirty Dozen (1967, Aldrich) 7
91. The Big Knife (1955, Aldrich) 7
92. Hustle (1975, Aldrich) 8
93. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964, Aldrich) 7

Director #24: William Dieterle (3)
94. The Life of Emile Zola (1937, Dieterle) 7
95. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939, Dieterle) 7
96. All That Money Can Buy (1941, Dieterle) 6

Director #25: Mike Leigh (3)
97. Meantime (1983, Leigh) 7
98. Life Is Sweet (1990, Leigh) 8
99. Peterloo (2018, Leigh) 8

Director #26: Billy Wilder (3)
100. A Foreign Affair (1948, WIlder) 7
101. The Seven Year Itch (1955, Wilder) 6
102. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970, Wilder) 6

Director #27: Terrence Malick (3)
103. Knight of Cups (2015, Malick) 8
104. Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016, Malick) 8
105. Song to Song (2017, Malick) 8

Director #28: Ken Loach (3)
106. Land and Freedom (1995, Loach) 7
107. Ladybird Ladybird (1994, Loach) 8
108. Sorry We Missed You (2019, Loach) 9
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Post by hurluberlu » July 27th, 2020, 5:41 pm

Norman Foster
13. Charlie Chan in Reno (1939) 7-
14. Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939) 7-
15. Charlie Chan in Panama (1940) 7-

Lars von TrierShow
1. The Idiots / Idioterne (1998) 6+
2. Melancholia (2011) 7-
3. The House that Jack built (2018) 7+
Claude SautetShow
4. The Things of Life / Les Choses de la Vie (1970) [Rewatch] 7- (=)
5. Vincent, François, Paul and the Others / Vincent, François, Paul et les autres (1974) 6
6. A Bad Son / Un Mauvais Fils (1980) 7
Sacha GuitryShow
7. The New Testament / Le Nouveau Testament (1936) 7
8. Let's Go Up the Champs-Élysées / Remontons les Champs-Élysées (1938) 7-
9. My Father was right / Mon père avait raison (1936) 6
Atom EgoyanShow
10. Family Viewing (1987) 7+
11. Speaking Parts (1989) 6+
12. The Adjuster (1991) 7-
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Post by frbrown » July 27th, 2020, 7:35 pm

hurluberlu wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Norman Foster
13. Charlie Chan in Reno (1939) 7-
14. Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939) 7-
15. Charlie Chan in Panama (1940) 7-
It's probably too late to fit in a Norman Foster run now, but I was thinking about doing one earlier in the challenge, and I wasn't sure which of his Chan (and Moto) films to pick. Well, your post is no help :D - looks like he was a very consistent director.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 27th, 2020, 8:38 pm

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder was one of the most prominent figures in the New German Cinema (discussed previously in Wim Wenders write-up) and was remarkably prolific despite his unfortunate early death. Starting out in theater, his early films were heavily informed by the theatrical style of static framing with little camera movement and highly rehearsed dialogue with minimal set adornment. This minimalist approach and reliance on many of the same actors and crew in his films was a big reason he was able to produce so many films in a short period of time, as often as four or five per year and releasing 10 films total from 1969 to 1971 in this style. In the early ‘70s, Fassbinder did something of an about-face and began looking back to classic Hollywood for inspiration particularly in the works of the heightened melodrama of Douglas Sirk. One of his first films in this style The Merchant of Four Seasons would become his first success and lead to several more melodramas in this mold including Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, a more direct albeit still fairly loose remake of Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows, that catapulted him into a more international platform. Among his most well received films was his trilogy of post-WWII films focused on German women including Marriage of Maria Braun, Lola and Veronika Voss as well as his sprawling mini-series adaptation of Berlin Alexanderplatz. He died in 1982 of a drug overdose but has left a cinematic legacy of films longer and more critically acclaimed than many directors who lived three times as long.

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213. Despair (1978)
214. In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden a.k.a. In A Year With 13 Moons (1978)
215. Händler der vier Jahreszeiten a.k.a. The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)
Despair was one of Fassbinder’s few English language films and for some reason is often overlooked despite having many of the hallmarks that typified his career including the strong character work and sense of melodrama as well as the smooth and deliberate long tracking shots. It’s solid albeit something of a downer (a movie called Despair a downer? shocking) and interestingly has some similar themes to Boorman’s The Tiger’s Tail of a man who takes advantage of a shifted identity to attempt to escape life’s problems.
In A Year with 13 Moons is perhaps one of Fassbinder’s best films and according to various sources one of his most personal. It concerns a man who has an affair with another man but is spurned by him for not being a woman. Years later after the rejected lover has undertaken a sex change, he returns to his former love only to be confronted with disappointment. The movie is a reflection on a life lived perhaps more in service of an idealized dream vs the cold harsh reality it actually was. Scenes like the slaughterhouse and convent are haunting with strong undercurrents of melancholy. It’s an incredibly grim film but a masterful one.
The Merchant of Four Seasons was one of Fassbinder’s earliest Sirk melodrama homages and the influence is obvious. In another tale of a bleak and dispirited character wallowing in misery, the lead’s downward spiral of self-deprecation is almost too much to handle at times. The acting is over-modulated not unlike some classic Hollywood films where every line is screamed or wept openly. Even the camera seems restless at times with sudden zooms to punctuate mood. It can be an interesting film to watch but I wouldn’t recommend it if you are already feeling depressed.
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Run #1: Early Hitchcock Comedies
1. Juno and the Paycock (Hitchcock, 1930)
2. Elstree Calling (Hitchcock, 1930)
3. The Farmer's Wife (Hitchcock, 1928)
4. Champagne (Hitchcock, 1928)

Run #2: Umberto Lenzi
5. Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso a.k.a. Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (Lenzi, 1972)
6. Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare a.k.a. Almost Human (Lenzi, 1974)
7. Un posto ideale per uccidere a.k.a. An Ideal Place to Kill (Lenzi, 1971)
8. Un ponte per l'inferno a.k.a. Bridge to Hell (Lenzi, 1986)
9. La guerra del ferro a.k.a. Ironmaster (Lenzi, 1983)
10. La casa 3 a.k.a. Ghosthouse (Lenzi, 1983)

Run #3: Takashi Miike
11. Toppuu! Minipato tai - Aikyacchi Jankushon a.k.a. Eyecatch Junction (Miike, 1991)
12. Rapurasu no majo a.k.a. Laplace's Witch (Miike, 2018)
13a. Kôji Kikkawa - Pandoora (Miike, 2002)
13b. Tsukamoto Shin'ya ga Ranpo suru a.k.a. Making of Shinya Tsukamoto's Gemini (Miike, 2000)
13c. Idol × Warrior: Miracle Tunes! E1-2 (Miike, 2017)
14. Terra Formars (Miike, 2016)
15. Silver - shirubaa (Miike, 1999)
16. Mugen no jûnin a.k.a. Blade of the Immortal (Miike, 2017)
17. Aku no kyôten a.k.a. Lesson of Evil (2012)
18. Kuime a.k.a. Over Your Dead Body (Miike, 2014)

Run #4: Mentally Disaffected David Cronenberg
19. M. Butterfly (Cronenberg, 1993)
20. A Dangerous Method (Cronenberg, 2011)
21a. Peep Show: The Lie Chair (Cronenberg, 1975)
21b. Teleplay: The Italian Machine (Cronenberg, 1976)
21c. The Nest (Cronenberg, 2013)

Run #5: Literary Welles
22. The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (Welles, 1951)
23. Macbeth (Welles, 1948)
24. Histoire immortelle a.k.a. The Immortal Story (Welles, 1968)

Run #6: Oliver Stone
25. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Stone, 2010)
26. Seizure (Stone, 1974)
27. Mi Amigo Hugo (Stone, 2014)

Run #7: Jacques Tourneur
28. Berlin Express (Tourneur, 1948)
29. La battaglia di Maratona a.k.a. Giant of Marathon (Tourneur/Bava, 1959)
30. War-Gods of the Deep (Tourneur, 1965)

Run #8: Pupi Avati
31. Zeder a.k.a. Revenge of the Dead (Avati, 1983)
32. Il cuore altrove a.k.a. Incantato (Avati, 2003)
33. L'arcano incantatore a.k.a. Arcane Sorcerer (Avati, 1996)

Run #9: Early D.W. Griffith
34a. The Sealed Room (1909)
34b. The Unchanging Sea (1910)
34c. His Trust: The Faithful Devotion and Self-Sacrifice of an Old Negro Servant (1911)
34d. The Mothering Heart (1913)
35a. The New York Hat (1912)
35b. An Unseen Enemy (1912)
35c. Enoch Arden (1911)
36a. The Adventures of Dollie (1908)
36b. The Usurer (1910)
36c. The Miser's Heart (1911)
36d. The Burglar's Dilemma (1912)

Run #10: Judd Apatow
37. May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers (Apatow/Michael Bonfiglio, 2017)
38. The King of Staten Island (Apatow, 2020)
39. This Is 40 (Apatow, 2012)

Run #11: Francis Ford Coppola
40. Finian's Rainbow (Coppola, 1968)
41. Gardens of Stone (Coppola, 1987)
42. Tonight for Sure (Coppola, 1962)

Run #12: John Carpenter
43. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
44. Elvis (1979)
45. The Ward (2010)

Run #13: Sam Fuller
46. Tote Taube in der Beethovenstraße a.k.a. Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (1973)
47. Shark! (!969)
48. China Gate (1957)

Run #14: Pete Walker
49. House of Mortal Sin (1976)
50. The Flesh and Blood Show (1972)
51. For Men Only (1968)

Run #15: William Friedkin
52. Deal of the Century (1983)
53. The Devil and Father Amorth (2017)
54. Good Times (1967)

Run #16: Antonio Margheriti
55. I sopravvissuti della città morta a.k.a. Temple of Hell (1984)
56. Nella stretta morsa del ragno a.k.a. Web of the Spider (1971)
57. Assignment Outer Space (1960)
58. La lunga cavalcata a.k.a. Take A Hard Ride (1975)
59. La morte negli occhi del gatto a.k.a. Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye (1973)
60. Con la rabbia agli occhi a.k.a. Death Rage (!976)
61. I giganti di Roma a.k.a. Giants of Rome (1964)

Run #17: D.A. Pennebaker
62. Original Cast Album: Company (1970)
63. 65 Revisited (2007)
64a. Snapshots from the Tour (2015)
64b. Little Richard: Keep On Rockin' (1969)
64c. Shake!: Otis at Monterey (1987)

Run #18: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
65. Nobi a.k.a. Fires on the Plain (2014)
66. Kotoko (2011)
67. Zan a.k.a. Killing (2018)
68. Denchû kozô no bôken a.k.a. The Adventure of Denchu Kozo (1987)
69. Vital (2004)
70. Akumu tantei a.k.a. Nightmare Detective (2006)

Run #19: John Frankenheimer
71. Andersonville (1996)
72. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
73. The Challenge (1982)
74. Grand Prix (1966)
75. The Young Savages (1961)

Run #20: Monte Hellman
72. Back Door to Hell (1964)
73. Road to Nowhere (2010)
74. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989)

Run #21: Tobe Hooper
75. Night Terrors (1993)
76. Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories: Ghosts R Us/Legend of Kate Morgan/School Spirit (1991)
77. Mortuary (2005)
78. Invaders from Mars (1986)
79. Djinn (2013)
80. Eggshells (1969)
81. The Dark (1979)
82. Crocodile (2000)
83. I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990)
Short: Heisters (1964)

Run #22: Brian De Palma
84. Passion (2012)
85. Home Movies (1979)
86. The Wedding Party (1969)
87. Murder à la Mod (1968)

Run #23: Atom Egoyan
88. Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande (1997)
89. Remember (2015)
90. Ararat (2002)

Run #24: Ted V. Mikels
91. The Doll Squad (1973)
92. Mission: Killfast (1991)
93. The Corpse Grinders (1971)

Run #25: David Hand
94. Bambi (1942)
95-96. Shorts [Pluto's Judgement Day (1935), Thru the Mirror (1936), Mickey's Elephant (1936), Mickey's Polo Team (1936), Alpine Climbers (1936), Magician Mickey (1937), The Whalers (1938), Birds in the Spring (1933), Old King Cole (1933), Three Blind Mouseketeers (1936), Little Hiawatha (1937), Three Orphan Kittens (1935), More Kittens (1936), The Flying Mouse (1934), Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935)]

Run #26: Ben Sharpsteen
97. Dumbo (1941)
98-99. Shorts [On Ice (1935), Mickey's Fire Brigade (1935), Mickey's Circus (1936), Moving Day (1936), Orphans' Picnic (1936), Hawaiian Holiday (1937), Moose Hunters (1937), The Worm Turns (1937), Clock Cleaners (1937), Mickey's Trailer (1938), Broken Toys (1935), Cock o' the Walk (1935), Nature's Strangest Creatures (1959)]

Run #27: Anurag Kashyap
100. Bombay Talkies (2013)
101. Dev.D (2009)
102. Ugly (2013)

Run #28: Blake Edwards
103. Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
104. Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
105. The Tamarind Seed (1974)

Run #29: Jean Rollin
106. Les deux orphelines vampires a.k.a. Two Orphan Vampires (1997)
107. Jeunes filles impudiques a.k.a. Schoolgirl Hitchhikers (1973)
108. La vampire nue a.k.a. The Nude Vampire (1970)
109. La rose de fer a.k.a. The Iron Rose (1973)

Run #30: Jean-Luc Godard
110. Hélas pour moi a.k.a. Oh, Woe Is Me (1993)
111. Soigne ta droite a.k.a. Keep Your Right Up (1987)
112. Les plus belles escroqueries du monde a.k.a. The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers (1964)

Run #31: Claude Chabrol
113. Ophélia (1963)
114. Inspecteur Lavardin (1986)
115. Les dossiers secrets de l'inspecteur Lavardin: Maux croisés a.k.a. Danger Lies in the Words (1989)

Run #32: Wes Craven
116. The Fireworks Woman (1975)
117. Chiller (1985)
118. Disneyland: Casebusters (1986)
119. My Soul to Take (2010)
120. The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)
121. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
122. Summer of Fear (1978)

Run #33: Douglas Sirk
123. Battle Hymn (1957)
124. There's Always Tomorrow (1955)
125. Thunder on the Hill (1951)

Run #34: Bruno Mattei
126. La tomba a.k.a. The Tomb (2006)
127. Violenza in un carcere femminile a.k.a. Violence in a Women's Prison (1982)
128. Blade Violent - I violenti a.k.a. Women's Prison Massacre (1983)
129. Shocking Dark (1989)
130. L'altro inferno a.k.a. The Other Hell (1981)
131. Anime perse a.k.a. The Jail: The Women's Hell (2006)

Run #35: Frank Capra
132. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
133. The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays (1957)
134. Ladies of Leisure (1930)

Run #36: Ridley Scott
135. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
136. All the Money in the World (2017)
137. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

Run #37: G.W. Pabst
138. Die weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü a.k.a. White Hell of Piz Palu (1929)
139. Tagebuch einer Verlorenen a.k.a. Diary of a Lost Girl (1928)
140. Geheimnisse einer Seele a.k.a. Secrets of a Soul (1926)

Run #38: David Lynch
141. Rabbits (2002)
142. Mulholland Dr. (1999)
143. Eraserhead Stories (2001)
144. Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)
145. Blue Velvet: The Lost Footage (2019)
146. More Things That Happened (2007)
147a. What Did Jack Do? (2017)
147b. David Lynch Cooks Quinoa (2007)
147c. Ballerina (2007)
147d. Fire (PoZar) (2020)

Run #39: Dario Argento
148. Dracula 3D (2012)
149. La porta sul buio: Il tram a.k.a. The Train (1973)
150. Non ho sonno a.k.a. Sleepless (2001)
151. Il cartaio a.k.a. The Card Player (2004)
152. Giallo (2009)
153. Il fantasma dell'opera a.k.a. Phantom of the Opera (1998)

Run #40: Peter Bogdanovich
154. Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)
155. Naked City: A Killer Christmas (1998)
156. A Saintly Switch (1999)
157. Daisy Miller (1974)
158. The Thing Called Love (1993)

Run #41: Doris Wishman
159. Diary of a Nudist (1961)
160. The Sex Perils of Paulette (1965)
161. My Brothers Wife (1966)

Run #42: Mary Harron
162. The Moth Diaries (2011)
163. Anna Nicole (2013)
164. I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

Run #43: Wim Wenders
165. The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
166. Submergence (2017)
167. The End of Violence (1997)
168. Don't Come Knocking (2005)

Run #44: Sion Sono
169. Tsumetai nettaigyo a.k.a. Cold Fish (2010)
170. Koi no tsumi a.k.a. Guilty of Romance (2011)
171. Dankon: The Man (1998)
172. Seigi no tatsujin: Nyotai tsubo saguri a.k.a. Teachers of Sexual Play: Modelling Urns with the Female Body (2000)
173. Kessen! Joshiryô tai Danshiryô a.k.a. Decisive Match! Girls Dorm Against Boys Dorm (1988)
174. Antiporno (2016)
175. Love & Peace (2015)
176-177. Shorts: 0cm4 (2001), Ore wa Sono Sion da! a.k.a. I Am Sono Sion! (1985), Vagina and Virgin (1995), Love Songs (1984), Ai a.k.a. Love (1986), Chichi no hi a.k.a. Father's Day (2003), Kaze a.k.a. Wind (1998), Great Riches - MV DEEP INTO THE DAYDREAM ~ I Can't afford ~ (music video), Halko Momoi - Mail Me (music video)

Run #45: Sam Peckinpah
178. The Osterman Weekend (1983)
179. ABC Stage 67: Noon Wine (1966)
180. The Killer Elite (1975)

Run #46: Stuart Gordon
181. Robot Jox (1989)
182. King of the Ants (2003)
183. Daughter of Darkness (1990)

Run #47: Masayuki Kojima
184. Made in Abyss: Hôrô Suru Tasogare a.k.a. Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight (2019)
185. A Spirit of the Sun (2006)
186. Tibet inu monogatari a.k.a. Tibetan Dog (2011)

Run #48: Woody Allen
187. Another Woman (1988)
188. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
189. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
190. Alice (1990)

Run #49: Joe Dante
191. The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy a.k.a. Osiris Chronicles (1998)
192. Nightmare Cinema (2018)
193. The Hole (2009)

Run #50: Mario Bava
194. I coltelli del vendicatore a.k.a. Knives of the Avenger (1966)
195. Ringo del Nebraska a.k.a. Savage Gringo (1966)
196. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (1970)
197. Le spie vengono dal semifreddo a.k.a. Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)
198. 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto a.k.a. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

Run #51: John Boorman
199. The Emerald Forest (!985)
200. The Tiger's Tail (2006)
201. Hell in the Pacific (1968)

Run #52: Curtis Harrington
202. The Cat Creature (1973)
203. The Dead Don't Die (1975)
204. Games (1967)
205. Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)
206. Ruby (1977)
207. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)
208. The Killing Kind (1973)
209. How Awful About Allan (1970)

Run #53: Aleksandr Sokurov
210. Mat i syn a.k.a Mother and Son (1997)
211. Mariya (1988)
212. Spasi i sokhrani a.k.a. Save & Protect (1989)

Run #54: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
213. Despair (1978)
214. In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden a.k.a. In A Year With 13 Moons (1978)
215. Händler der vier Jahreszeiten a.k.a. The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)

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Post by flavo5000 » July 27th, 2020, 10:12 pm

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

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Nobuhiko Ôbayashi will probably forever be remembered for directing the masterpiece of batshit insanity that is Hausu (1977). While he unfortunately passed away relatively recently, he left behind a long and varied body of work from the early experimental short films released through the early to mid ‘60s to his most recent film Labyrinth of Cinema which came out just last year. Many of his films have heightened themes of magical realism laced with a sense of nostalgia and whimsy. He would return to themes of light fantasy and sci-fi in films like The Little Girl Who Conquered Time (which would be adapted again much later as a well-received anime film) and I Are You, You Am Me which often used the far-fetched plots as a jumping off point for ruminations on childhood and coming of age. He had a very recognizable visual style employing a mix of stop motion and hand-drawn animation occasionally to supplement the live action, at times employed as special effects. He would also use odd camera filters to create a sense of otherworldliness in some of his films. He truly was a unique director that is deserving of a rediscovery.

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216. Confession (1968)
217. Hyôryu kyôshitsu a.k.a. Drifting Classroom (1987)
218a. E no naka no shôjo a.k.a. Girl in the Picture (1960)
218b. Complex (1964)
218c. Nakasendô (1963)
219. Making of Dreams: A Movie Conversation between Akira Kurosawa and Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1990)
Confession was Ôbayashi’s first feature film although it really plays out more as a series of very loosely connected (or just not at all) vignettes that play out more like a group of short films. One can see here the experimental melting pot of various effects that he would use to such delirious effect in Hausu. Having said that, as I mentioned there’s little to no narrative cohesion so I would mostly likely only recommend this one to fans of Hausu wanting to see it’s early touchstones or for fans of the Japanese avant garde.
I’ve been meaning to watch Drifting Classroom for some time, having read the Kazuo Umezu manga it was (very, very loosely) adapted from some time ago. Well, turns out it would not have mattered whether I read it or not because the movie bears little resemblance to the source. For some reason, the decision was made to change the fairly normal class of Japanese children into some kind of International school with a mix of Japanese, American, European and Chinese students. The film also makes the teachers more sympathetic than the manga and downplays some of the horror elements at times. This one feels tonally all over the place and isn’t blended into a heady stew as well as Hausu. I think part of the problem is in the script and editing. The cast is huge with very few characters fleshed out very well and it crams so many events into the narrative that at times it is barely coherent. Because of the international cast, a large chunk of the film is actually spoken in English as well which creates some pretty terrible line readings in places from both the actual English-speaking actors who largely just aren’t very good to the non-native speakers who seem to be just pronouncing things phonetically at times. The whole movie just feels very off-balance and not necessarily in a good way. But at the same time, there’s a lot of bizarre imagination at play here and it may make for a good party movie in the right spirit.
Girl in the Picture, Complex and Nakendo are all early experimental shorts that, like Confession, shows Ôbayashi playing with the form in various ways playing with different editing techniques, animation and narrative forms while continuing to cement the themes he would return to throughout his career.
The Making of ‘Dreams’ may seem on the surface to be just another puff piece but at 2.5 hours, it is anything but. Given complete access to Kurosawa’s production, Ôbayashi filmed over 190 hours of footage on-set as well as one-on-one interviews with the director himself and created an exhaustive and fascinatingly in-depth behind-the-scenes film that also feels distinctly by Ôbayashi as well. Using multiple different types of cameras to film various incidents and locations Ôbayashi leveraged many of the experimental techniques that he had used in the past to create a comprehensive and engaging document of a frequently enigmatic film. Of particular note are times where Ôbayashi, being a director himself, is able to give insight into the directorial process rarely seen in other Making Of features I’ve seen like utilizing split screen to show the various angles of coverage while filming a particular scene and noting the type of lens used for each angle. I definitely recommend this one for fans of Ôbayashi or Kurosawa.
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Run #1: Early Hitchcock Comedies
1. Juno and the Paycock (Hitchcock, 1930)
2. Elstree Calling (Hitchcock, 1930)
3. The Farmer's Wife (Hitchcock, 1928)
4. Champagne (Hitchcock, 1928)

Run #2: Umberto Lenzi
5. Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso a.k.a. Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (Lenzi, 1972)
6. Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare a.k.a. Almost Human (Lenzi, 1974)
7. Un posto ideale per uccidere a.k.a. An Ideal Place to Kill (Lenzi, 1971)
8. Un ponte per l'inferno a.k.a. Bridge to Hell (Lenzi, 1986)
9. La guerra del ferro a.k.a. Ironmaster (Lenzi, 1983)
10. La casa 3 a.k.a. Ghosthouse (Lenzi, 1983)

Run #3: Takashi Miike
11. Toppuu! Minipato tai - Aikyacchi Jankushon a.k.a. Eyecatch Junction (Miike, 1991)
12. Rapurasu no majo a.k.a. Laplace's Witch (Miike, 2018)
13a. Kôji Kikkawa - Pandoora (Miike, 2002)
13b. Tsukamoto Shin'ya ga Ranpo suru a.k.a. Making of Shinya Tsukamoto's Gemini (Miike, 2000)
13c. Idol × Warrior: Miracle Tunes! E1-2 (Miike, 2017)
14. Terra Formars (Miike, 2016)
15. Silver - shirubaa (Miike, 1999)
16. Mugen no jûnin a.k.a. Blade of the Immortal (Miike, 2017)
17. Aku no kyôten a.k.a. Lesson of Evil (2012)
18. Kuime a.k.a. Over Your Dead Body (Miike, 2014)

Run #4: Mentally Disaffected David Cronenberg
19. M. Butterfly (Cronenberg, 1993)
20. A Dangerous Method (Cronenberg, 2011)
21a. Peep Show: The Lie Chair (Cronenberg, 1975)
21b. Teleplay: The Italian Machine (Cronenberg, 1976)
21c. The Nest (Cronenberg, 2013)

Run #5: Literary Welles
22. The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (Welles, 1951)
23. Macbeth (Welles, 1948)
24. Histoire immortelle a.k.a. The Immortal Story (Welles, 1968)

Run #6: Oliver Stone
25. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Stone, 2010)
26. Seizure (Stone, 1974)
27. Mi Amigo Hugo (Stone, 2014)

Run #7: Jacques Tourneur
28. Berlin Express (Tourneur, 1948)
29. La battaglia di Maratona a.k.a. Giant of Marathon (Tourneur/Bava, 1959)
30. War-Gods of the Deep (Tourneur, 1965)

Run #8: Pupi Avati
31. Zeder a.k.a. Revenge of the Dead (Avati, 1983)
32. Il cuore altrove a.k.a. Incantato (Avati, 2003)
33. L'arcano incantatore a.k.a. Arcane Sorcerer (Avati, 1996)

Run #9: Early D.W. Griffith
34a. The Sealed Room (1909)
34b. The Unchanging Sea (1910)
34c. His Trust: The Faithful Devotion and Self-Sacrifice of an Old Negro Servant (1911)
34d. The Mothering Heart (1913)
35a. The New York Hat (1912)
35b. An Unseen Enemy (1912)
35c. Enoch Arden (1911)
36a. The Adventures of Dollie (1908)
36b. The Usurer (1910)
36c. The Miser's Heart (1911)
36d. The Burglar's Dilemma (1912)

Run #10: Judd Apatow
37. May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers (Apatow/Michael Bonfiglio, 2017)
38. The King of Staten Island (Apatow, 2020)
39. This Is 40 (Apatow, 2012)

Run #11: Francis Ford Coppola
40. Finian's Rainbow (Coppola, 1968)
41. Gardens of Stone (Coppola, 1987)
42. Tonight for Sure (Coppola, 1962)

Run #12: John Carpenter
43. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
44. Elvis (1979)
45. The Ward (2010)

Run #13: Sam Fuller
46. Tote Taube in der Beethovenstraße a.k.a. Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (1973)
47. Shark! (!969)
48. China Gate (1957)

Run #14: Pete Walker
49. House of Mortal Sin (1976)
50. The Flesh and Blood Show (1972)
51. For Men Only (1968)

Run #15: William Friedkin
52. Deal of the Century (1983)
53. The Devil and Father Amorth (2017)
54. Good Times (1967)

Run #16: Antonio Margheriti
55. I sopravvissuti della città morta a.k.a. Temple of Hell (1984)
56. Nella stretta morsa del ragno a.k.a. Web of the Spider (1971)
57. Assignment Outer Space (1960)
58. La lunga cavalcata a.k.a. Take A Hard Ride (1975)
59. La morte negli occhi del gatto a.k.a. Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye (1973)
60. Con la rabbia agli occhi a.k.a. Death Rage (!976)
61. I giganti di Roma a.k.a. Giants of Rome (1964)

Run #17: D.A. Pennebaker
62. Original Cast Album: Company (1970)
63. 65 Revisited (2007)
64a. Snapshots from the Tour (2015)
64b. Little Richard: Keep On Rockin' (1969)
64c. Shake!: Otis at Monterey (1987)

Run #18: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
65. Nobi a.k.a. Fires on the Plain (2014)
66. Kotoko (2011)
67. Zan a.k.a. Killing (2018)
68. Denchû kozô no bôken a.k.a. The Adventure of Denchu Kozo (1987)
69. Vital (2004)
70. Akumu tantei a.k.a. Nightmare Detective (2006)

Run #19: John Frankenheimer
71. Andersonville (1996)
72. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
73. The Challenge (1982)
74. Grand Prix (1966)
75. The Young Savages (1961)

Run #20: Monte Hellman
72. Back Door to Hell (1964)
73. Road to Nowhere (2010)
74. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989)

Run #21: Tobe Hooper
75. Night Terrors (1993)
76. Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories: Ghosts R Us/Legend of Kate Morgan/School Spirit (1991)
77. Mortuary (2005)
78. Invaders from Mars (1986)
79. Djinn (2013)
80. Eggshells (1969)
81. The Dark (1979)
82. Crocodile (2000)
83. I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990)
Short: Heisters (1964)

Run #22: Brian De Palma
84. Passion (2012)
85. Home Movies (1979)
86. The Wedding Party (1969)
87. Murder à la Mod (1968)

Run #23: Atom Egoyan
88. Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande (1997)
89. Remember (2015)
90. Ararat (2002)

Run #24: Ted V. Mikels
91. The Doll Squad (1973)
92. Mission: Killfast (1991)
93. The Corpse Grinders (1971)

Run #25: David Hand
94. Bambi (1942)
95-96. Shorts [Pluto's Judgement Day (1935), Thru the Mirror (1936), Mickey's Elephant (1936), Mickey's Polo Team (1936), Alpine Climbers (1936), Magician Mickey (1937), The Whalers (1938), Birds in the Spring (1933), Old King Cole (1933), Three Blind Mouseketeers (1936), Little Hiawatha (1937), Three Orphan Kittens (1935), More Kittens (1936), The Flying Mouse (1934), Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935)]

Run #26: Ben Sharpsteen
97. Dumbo (1941)
98-99. Shorts [On Ice (1935), Mickey's Fire Brigade (1935), Mickey's Circus (1936), Moving Day (1936), Orphans' Picnic (1936), Hawaiian Holiday (1937), Moose Hunters (1937), The Worm Turns (1937), Clock Cleaners (1937), Mickey's Trailer (1938), Broken Toys (1935), Cock o' the Walk (1935), Nature's Strangest Creatures (1959)]

Run #27: Anurag Kashyap
100. Bombay Talkies (2013)
101. Dev.D (2009)
102. Ugly (2013)

Run #28: Blake Edwards
103. Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
104. Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
105. The Tamarind Seed (1974)

Run #29: Jean Rollin
106. Les deux orphelines vampires a.k.a. Two Orphan Vampires (1997)
107. Jeunes filles impudiques a.k.a. Schoolgirl Hitchhikers (1973)
108. La vampire nue a.k.a. The Nude Vampire (1970)
109. La rose de fer a.k.a. The Iron Rose (1973)

Run #30: Jean-Luc Godard
110. Hélas pour moi a.k.a. Oh, Woe Is Me (1993)
111. Soigne ta droite a.k.a. Keep Your Right Up (1987)
112. Les plus belles escroqueries du monde a.k.a. The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers (1964)

Run #31: Claude Chabrol
113. Ophélia (1963)
114. Inspecteur Lavardin (1986)
115. Les dossiers secrets de l'inspecteur Lavardin: Maux croisés a.k.a. Danger Lies in the Words (1989)

Run #32: Wes Craven
116. The Fireworks Woman (1975)
117. Chiller (1985)
118. Disneyland: Casebusters (1986)
119. My Soul to Take (2010)
120. The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)
121. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
122. Summer of Fear (1978)

Run #33: Douglas Sirk
123. Battle Hymn (1957)
124. There's Always Tomorrow (1955)
125. Thunder on the Hill (1951)

Run #34: Bruno Mattei
126. La tomba a.k.a. The Tomb (2006)
127. Violenza in un carcere femminile a.k.a. Violence in a Women's Prison (1982)
128. Blade Violent - I violenti a.k.a. Women's Prison Massacre (1983)
129. Shocking Dark (1989)
130. L'altro inferno a.k.a. The Other Hell (1981)
131. Anime perse a.k.a. The Jail: The Women's Hell (2006)

Run #35: Frank Capra
132. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
133. The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays (1957)
134. Ladies of Leisure (1930)

Run #36: Ridley Scott
135. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
136. All the Money in the World (2017)
137. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

Run #37: G.W. Pabst
138. Die weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü a.k.a. White Hell of Piz Palu (1929)
139. Tagebuch einer Verlorenen a.k.a. Diary of a Lost Girl (1928)
140. Geheimnisse einer Seele a.k.a. Secrets of a Soul (1926)

Run #38: David Lynch
141. Rabbits (2002)
142. Mulholland Dr. (1999)
143. Eraserhead Stories (2001)
144. Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)
145. Blue Velvet: The Lost Footage (2019)
146. More Things That Happened (2007)
147a. What Did Jack Do? (2017)
147b. David Lynch Cooks Quinoa (2007)
147c. Ballerina (2007)
147d. Fire (PoZar) (2020)

Run #39: Dario Argento
148. Dracula 3D (2012)
149. La porta sul buio: Il tram a.k.a. The Train (1973)
150. Non ho sonno a.k.a. Sleepless (2001)
151. Il cartaio a.k.a. The Card Player (2004)
152. Giallo (2009)
153. Il fantasma dell'opera a.k.a. Phantom of the Opera (1998)

Run #40: Peter Bogdanovich
154. Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)
155. Naked City: A Killer Christmas (1998)
156. A Saintly Switch (1999)
157. Daisy Miller (1974)
158. The Thing Called Love (1993)

Run #41: Doris Wishman
159. Diary of a Nudist (1961)
160. The Sex Perils of Paulette (1965)
161. My Brothers Wife (1966)

Run #42: Mary Harron
162. The Moth Diaries (2011)
163. Anna Nicole (2013)
164. I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

Run #43: Wim Wenders
165. The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
166. Submergence (2017)
167. The End of Violence (1997)
168. Don't Come Knocking (2005)

Run #44: Sion Sono
169. Tsumetai nettaigyo a.k.a. Cold Fish (2010)
170. Koi no tsumi a.k.a. Guilty of Romance (2011)
171. Dankon: The Man (1998)
172. Seigi no tatsujin: Nyotai tsubo saguri a.k.a. Teachers of Sexual Play: Modelling Urns with the Female Body (2000)
173. Kessen! Joshiryô tai Danshiryô a.k.a. Decisive Match! Girls Dorm Against Boys Dorm (1988)
174. Antiporno (2016)
175. Love & Peace (2015)
176-177. Shorts: 0cm4 (2001), Ore wa Sono Sion da! a.k.a. I Am Sono Sion! (1985), Vagina and Virgin (1995), Love Songs (1984), Ai a.k.a. Love (1986), Chichi no hi a.k.a. Father's Day (2003), Kaze a.k.a. Wind (1998), Great Riches - MV DEEP INTO THE DAYDREAM ~ I Can't afford ~ (music video), Halko Momoi - Mail Me (music video)

Run #45: Sam Peckinpah
178. The Osterman Weekend (1983)
179. ABC Stage 67: Noon Wine (1966)
180. The Killer Elite (1975)

Run #46: Stuart Gordon
181. Robot Jox (1989)
182. King of the Ants (2003)
183. Daughter of Darkness (1990)

Run #47: Masayuki Kojima
184. Made in Abyss: Hôrô Suru Tasogare a.k.a. Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight (2019)
185. A Spirit of the Sun (2006)
186. Tibet inu monogatari a.k.a. Tibetan Dog (2011)

Run #48: Woody Allen
187. Another Woman (1988)
188. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
189. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
190. Alice (1990)

Run #49: Joe Dante
191. The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy a.k.a. Osiris Chronicles (1998)
192. Nightmare Cinema (2018)
193. The Hole (2009)

Run #50: Mario Bava
194. I coltelli del vendicatore a.k.a. Knives of the Avenger (1966)
195. Ringo del Nebraska a.k.a. Savage Gringo (1966)
196. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (1970)
197. Le spie vengono dal semifreddo a.k.a. Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)
198. 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto a.k.a. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

Run #51: John Boorman
199. The Emerald Forest (!985)
200. The Tiger's Tail (2006)
201. Hell in the Pacific (1968)

Run #52: Curtis Harrington
202. The Cat Creature (1973)
203. The Dead Don't Die (1975)
204. Games (1967)
205. Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)
206. Ruby (1977)
207. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)
208. The Killing Kind (1973)
209. How Awful About Allan (1970)

Run #53: Aleksandr Sokurov
210. Mat i syn a.k.a Mother and Son (1997)
211. Mariya (1988)
212. Spasi i sokhrani a.k.a. Save & Protect (1989)

Run #54: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
213. Despair (1978)
214. In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden a.k.a. In A Year With 13 Moons (1978)
215. Händler der vier Jahreszeiten a.k.a. The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)

Run #55: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
216. Confession (1968)
217. Hyôryu kyôshitsu a.k.a. Drifting Classroom (1987)
218a. E no naka no shôjo a.k.a. Girl in the Picture (1960)
218b. Complex (1964)
218c. Nakasendô (1963)
219. Making of Dreams: A Movie Conversation between Akira Kurosawa and Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1990)

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#519

Post by vortexsurfer » July 27th, 2020, 11:47 pm

22. The Wolfman (Joe Johnston, 2010)
23. Crazy/Beautiful (John Stockwell, 2001)
24. Cat Run (John Stockwell, 2011)
25. Into the Blue (John Stockwell, 2005)

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1. It Waits (Steven R. Monroe, 2005)
2. Sasquatch Mountain (Steven R. Monroe, 2006)
3. Ogre (Steven R. Monroe, 2008)
4. Storm Cell (Steven R. Monroe, 2008)
5. BloodRayne (Uwe Boll, 2005)
6. BloodRayne: Deliverance (Uwe Boll, 2007)
7. BloodRayne: The Third Reich (Uwe Boll, 2011)
8. Joysticks (Greydon Clark, 1983)
9. Wacko (Greydon Clark, 1982)
10. Uninvited (Greydon Clark, 1987)
11. Lost Treasure (Jim Wynorski, 2003)
12. Camel Spiders (Jim Wynorski, 2011)
13. Piranhaconda (Jim Wynorski, 2012)
14. Duel (Steven Spielberg, 1971)
15. Something Evil (Steven Spielberg, 1972)
16. Savage (Steven Spielberg, 1973)
17. Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
18. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg, 1997)
19. Jurassic Park III (Joe Johnston, 2001)
20. The Rocketeer (Joe Johnston, 1991)
21. Jumanji (Joe Johnston, 1995)
22. The Wolfman (Joe Johnston, 2010)
23. Crazy/Beautiful (John Stockwell, 2001)
24. Cat Run (John Stockwell, 2011)
25. Into the Blue (John Stockwell, 2005)

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#520

Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » July 28th, 2020, 5:01 am

(Screenshots from 'City That Never Sleeps' and 'Spellbound')

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John H. Auer
55. A Man Betrayed (1941) - 6 or 6.5/10
56. City That Never Sleeps (1953) - 9/10
57. The Eternal Sea (1955) - 7/10

John Harlow
58. Spellbound (1941) - 8/10
59. Appointment with Crime (1946) - 7/10
60. Green Fingers (1947) - 5.5/10

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That's all, folks!

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