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Post by funkybusiness » June 30th, 2013, 9:04 pm

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Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films


Goal:
Watch as many films on the Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films list
iCM: http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/jonat ... ial+films/
imdb: http://www.imdb.com/list/dnFAWpaib5M/


Rules:
- A feature film (Anything over 45 minutes) counts as one entry
- A total of 90 minutes of short films count as one entry
- For Mini-Series (45 minute episodes or longer) each episode counts as an entry.
- For Mini-Series with shorter episodes (25 minutes or so), the 90 minute rule applies.
- Rewatches not allowed.

Challenge is now ongoing.


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Post by Cippenham » June 30th, 2013, 9:21 pm

Ok I will try to watch a few, seen 708 at the moment so 29th on the list.
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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » June 30th, 2013, 9:29 pm

I'm in as well. I'm not gonna just made my watching exclusive to his list, but this will be good for the experimental challenge. I'd say make it a monthly challenge for now for motivation, then make it ongoing.
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Post by funkybusiness » June 30th, 2013, 9:39 pm

ArthurYanthar on Jun 30 2013, 03:29:04 PM wrote:I'd say make it a monthly challenge for now for motivation, then make it ongoing.
Alright. That sounds good.

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Post by 3eyes » June 30th, 2013, 9:45 pm

I have 7 to go for a bronze, but I guess not now.
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Post by Gershwin » June 30th, 2013, 9:53 pm

I'm back from Berlin and my seven week holiday starts within two weeks, so count me in!
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Post by Kasparius » July 1st, 2013, 2:35 pm

I'll watch a couple. 995 seen, 85 to go, 18 missing titles:

1. Barrabas
2. The Enchanted Desna
3.Passing Through (1977)
4.Amor de Perdicao (needs subs)
5. Incontinence
6.The Little Richard Story
7. The Vulture
9.Selva
10. A Western
11. Khostovanank
12. C'est vrai (MoMA DVD)
13. The Suicide
14. Lan Yue (1998)
15. The Child and the Soldier
16. Ganjine-haye gohar
17. The Other Side of the Wind (unfinished and unreleased)
18. Citadel (2006)

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Post by Sir Plebeian » July 1st, 2013, 4:45 pm

I will join in on this :thumbsup:

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Post by Kasparius » July 1st, 2013, 9:56 pm

1. Good Sam (1948) Leo McCarey (7/10)

This is a rather generous 7, because the movie crumbles towards the end and has some severe pacing and writing issues, but there are enough good scenes and a rather interesting concept to make it worth your while.

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Post by allisoncm » July 1st, 2013, 11:42 pm

I am in. However, not sure how much time I'll have. I'm sure I'll be able to see a couple.

btw - barrabas is available at Forum des Images in Paris, but yes, we've had this conversation before and I know you know.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » July 2nd, 2013, 12:23 am

1. Zangiku monogatari (1939) - 7/10
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1. Zangiku monogatari (1939) - 7/10
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Post by Kasparius » July 2nd, 2013, 12:28 am

allisoncm on Jul 1 2013, 05:42:14 PM wrote:I am in. However, not sure how much time I'll have. I'm sure I'll be able to see a couple.

btw - barrabas is available at Forum des Images in Paris, but yes, we've had this conversation before and I know you know.
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Post by allisoncm » July 2nd, 2013, 6:32 am

Kasparius on Jul 1 2013, 06:28:49 PM wrote:
allisoncm on Jul 1 2013, 05:42:14 PM wrote:I am in. However, not sure how much time I'll have. I'm sure I'll be able to see a couple.

btw - barrabas is available at Forum des Images in Paris, but yes, we've had this conversation before and I know you know.
I wish I was in Paris, but...
I'm sure u will go back to Paris at some point in your life. So it's not like there is completely no access to this movie anymore.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » July 2nd, 2013, 6:45 am

2. Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001) - 4/10

Started off great but the more the film progressed the worse it was.

3. Traité de bave et d'éternité [Venom and Eternity] (1951) - 7/10

Somehow this was a very intense film for me. I loved the scratching of the film. At first I thought that the chanting in the background was going to annoy me but there was enough variety later on.
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1. Zangiku monogatari (1939) - 7/10
2. Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001) - 4/10
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Post by joachimt » July 2nd, 2013, 1:15 pm

I never read anything on the Challenges thread, but since I'm currently watching a lot of Rosenbaum, I might as well join you.
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Post by joachimt » July 2nd, 2013, 1:20 pm

On the 1st of July I watched:

1. Dark passage (1947) - 8/10
2. The Long Voyage Home (1940) - 7/10
3. L'espoir (1945) - 6/10
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Post by joachimt » July 2nd, 2013, 2:37 pm

Just watched "The Flame and the Arrow". Silly, cliché, but fun. 6/10
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1. Dark passage (1947) - 8/10
2. The Long Voyage Home (1940) - 7/10
3. L'espoir (1945) - 6/10
4. The Flame and the Arrow (1950) – 6/10
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Post by joachimt » July 2nd, 2013, 7:27 pm

Stars in my crown (1950)
Started pretty boring, but got much better in the second half. 7/10
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1. Dark passage (1947) - 8/10
2. The Long Voyage Home (1940) - 7/10
3. L'espoir (1945) - 6/10
4. The Flame and the Arrow (1950) – 6/10
5. Stars in my crown (1950) – 7/10
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Post by joachimt » July 2nd, 2013, 9:02 pm

Son of Paleface (1952)
Has its charms, but Bob Hope is one of the least funny comedians ever.
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1. Dark passage (1947) - 8/10
2. The Long Voyage Home (1940) - 7/10
3. L'espoir (1945) - 6/10
4. The Flame and the Arrow (1950) – 6/10
5. Stars in my crown (1950) – 7/10
6. Son of Paleface (1952) – 6/10
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Post by joachimt » July 4th, 2013, 7:44 am

Alice in Wonderland (1951)
OK 6/10
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1. Dark passage (1947) - 8/10
2. The Long Voyage Home (1940) - 7/10
3. L'espoir (1945) - 6/10
4. The Flame and the Arrow (1950) – 6/10
5. Stars in my crown (1950) – 7/10
6. Son of Paleface (1952) – 6/10
7. Alice in Wonderland (1951) – 6/10
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Post by HVM » July 4th, 2013, 8:29 am

The cool people are over at the German Challenge. :P
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Post by joachimt » July 4th, 2013, 8:33 am

HVM on Jul 4 2013, 02:29:50 AM wrote:The cool people are over at the German Challenge. :P
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Post by funkybusiness » July 4th, 2013, 8:57 am

joachimt on Jul 4 2013, 01:44:00 AM wrote:Am I doing this challenge alone?? :mw_confused:
I'll start in a couple days. I've been working through the Hollis Frampton films I have to watch (40 or so? Whatever is available).

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Post by joachimt » July 4th, 2013, 3:51 pm

Du skal ære din hustru (1925)
I really love several other Dreyer movies, but this was pretty mediocre. The story was dull and even silly sometimes. It might have worked as a 30-min short, but didn't as a feature. 5/10
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1. Dark passage (1947) - 8/10
2. The Long Voyage Home (1940) - 7/10
3. L'espoir (1945) - 6/10
4. The Flame and the Arrow (1950) – 6/10
5. Stars in my crown (1950) – 7/10
6. Son of Paleface (1952) – 6/10
7. Alice in Wonderland (1951) – 6/10
8. Du skal ære din hustru (1925) – 5/10
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Post by Sir Plebeian » July 4th, 2013, 9:12 pm

1. The Old Dark House (1932)
Really good stuff, had a really great atmosphere going on throughout!

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Post by joachimt » July 4th, 2013, 9:26 pm

Clash by night (1952)
I think this is the weakest Fritz Lang movie I've seen... 6/10
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2. The Long Voyage Home (1940) - 7/10
3. L'espoir (1945) - 6/10
4. The Flame and the Arrow (1950) – 6/10
5. Stars in my crown (1950) – 7/10
6. Son of Paleface (1952) – 6/10
7. Alice in Wonderland (1951) – 6/10
8. Du skal ære din hustru (1925) – 5/10
9. Clash by night (1952) – 6/10
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Post by Sir Plebeian » July 4th, 2013, 9:45 pm

The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (1971) (forgot this does not count as an entry)
This film was a bit to much for me, I must admit I was anticipating the 31 min mark to hit!
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Post by joachimt » July 5th, 2013, 7:06 am

Sir Plebeian on Jul 4 2013, 03:45:24 PM wrote:2. The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (1971)
This film was a bit to much for me, I must admit I was anticipating the 31 min mark to hit!
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2. The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (1971)
This is a short. Doesn't count as one entry. ;)
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Post by Sir Plebeian » July 5th, 2013, 9:18 am

joachimt on Jul 5 2013, 01:06:32 AM wrote:
Sir Plebeian on Jul 4 2013, 03:45:24 PM wrote:2. The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (1971)
This film was a bit to much for me, I must admit I was anticipating the 31 min mark to hit!
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2. The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (1971)
This is a short. Doesn't count as one entry. ;)
Ah, thanks for the heads up, completely slipped my mind....makes the film even worse now that I know the 45 minutes rule :facepalm:
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Post by HVM » July 5th, 2013, 9:22 am

I thought this was debated over at the TSPDT Challenge and the result was this rule is not applicable when there's a finite list of films to watch. :mw_confused:
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Post by joachimt » July 5th, 2013, 12:29 pm

HVM on Jul 5 2013, 03:22:21 AM wrote:I thought this was debated over at the TSPDT Challenge and the result was this rule is not applicable when there's a finite list of films to watch. :mw_confused:
I haven't read that thread... But I can't see how that's a fair rule. Rosenbaum has a lot of shorts on it. I have seen all available movies on it with a runtime less than 60 minutes and I can't rewatch them for the challenge.
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Post by HVM » July 5th, 2013, 12:48 pm

joachimt on Jul 5 2013, 06:29:46 AM wrote:
HVM on Jul 5 2013, 03:22:21 AM wrote:I thought this was debated over at the TSPDT Challenge and the result was this rule is not applicable when there's a finite list of films to watch. :mw_confused:
I haven't read that thread... But I can't see how that's a fair rule. Rosenbaum has a lot of shorts on it. I have seen all available movies on it with a runtime less than 60 minutes and I can't rewatch them for the challenge.
Whatever, actually (I use challenges to "win" over myself, not others), but with this line of reasoning you should also take into account different people have different number of films left, so what is "fair" about that. It's not like Allison can beat you, is it. :shifty:
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Post by joachimt » July 5th, 2013, 12:53 pm

HVM on Jul 5 2013, 06:48:39 AM wrote:
joachimt on Jul 5 2013, 06:29:46 AM wrote:
HVM on Jul 5 2013, 03:22:21 AM wrote:I thought this was debated over at the TSPDT Challenge and the result was this rule is not applicable when there's a finite list of films to watch. :mw_confused:
I haven't read that thread... But I can't see how that's a fair rule. Rosenbaum has a lot of shorts on it. I have seen all available movies on it with a runtime less than 60 minutes and I can't rewatch them for the challenge.
Whatever, actually (I use challenges to "win" over myself, not others), but with this line of reasoning you should also take into account different people have different number of films left, so what is "fair" about that. It's not like Allison can beat you, is it. :shifty:
I'm not really trying to beat myself or others. I was already watching Rosenbaum and suddenly somebody started a challenge. ^_^

Allison still got around 40 titles left. I don't know if I can manage that, 'cause I'm on vacation with the wife and kids in the last part of the month.
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Post by HVM » July 5th, 2013, 1:08 pm

joachimt on Jul 5 2013, 06:53:34 AM wrote:
HVM on Jul 5 2013, 06:48:39 AM wrote:
joachimt on Jul 5 2013, 06:29:46 AM wrote:I haven't read that thread... But I can't see how that's a fair rule. Rosenbaum has a lot of shorts on it. I have seen all available movies on it with a runtime less than 60 minutes and I can't rewatch them for the challenge.
Whatever, actually (I use challenges to "win" over myself, not others), but with this line of reasoning you should also take into account different people have different number of films left, so what is "fair" about that. It's not like Allison can beat you, is it. :shifty:
I'm not really trying to beat myself or others. I was already watching Rosenbaum and suddenly somebody started a challenge. ^_^

Allison still got around 40 titles left. I don't know if I can manage that, 'cause I'm on vacation with the wife and kids in the last part of the month.
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Post by joachimt » July 5th, 2013, 4:55 pm

It (1927)
Nice little love story. I always enjoy this kind of movies. Nothing special though. 7/10
Total: 10Show
1. Dark passage (1947) - 8/10
2. The Long Voyage Home (1940) - 7/10
3. L'espoir (1945) - 6/10
4. The Flame and the Arrow (1950) – 6/10
5. Stars in my crown (1950) – 7/10
6. Son of Paleface (1952) – 6/10
7. Alice in Wonderland (1951) – 6/10
8. Du skal ære din hustru (1925) – 5/10
9. Clash by night (1952) – 6/10
10. It (1927) – 7/10
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Post by joachimt » July 5th, 2013, 8:40 pm

The love parade (1929)
I've got several Lubitsch movies among my favorites, but this isn't one of them. Cute story, but missing some witty dialogue. Still fun to watch. 7/10
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1. Dark passage (1947) - 8/10
2. The Long Voyage Home (1940) - 7/10
3. L'espoir (1945) - 6/10
4. The Flame and the Arrow (1950) – 6/10
5. Stars in my crown (1950) – 7/10
6. Son of Paleface (1952) – 6/10
7. Alice in Wonderland (1951) – 6/10
8. Du skal ære din hustru (1925) – 5/10
9. Clash by night (1952) – 6/10
10. It (1927) – 7/10
11. The Love Parade (1929) – 7/10
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Post by allisoncm » July 5th, 2013, 10:05 pm

joachimt on Jul 5 2013, 06:53:34 AM wrote:
HVM on Jul 5 2013, 06:48:39 AM wrote:
joachimt on Jul 5 2013, 06:29:46 AM wrote:I haven't read that thread... But I can't see how that's a fair rule. Rosenbaum has a lot of shorts on it. I have seen all available movies on it with a runtime less than 60 minutes and I can't rewatch them for the challenge.
Whatever, actually (I use challenges to "win" over myself, not others), but with this line of reasoning you should also take into account different people have different number of films left, so what is "fair" about that. It's not like Allison can beat you, is it. :shifty:
I'm not really trying to beat myself or others. I was already watching Rosenbaum and suddenly somebody started a challenge. ^_^

Allison still got around 40 titles left. I don't know if I can manage that, 'cause I'm on vacation with the wife and kids in the last part of the month.
I am on vacation right now (returning Sunday), so I haven't really had time to participate in this challenge as well. However, I might watch some when I get back. Luckily for you I need to concentrate on finishing my thesis (yes, there is an end in sight). I have 68 titles left to see, and maybe 40-50 are available. But I doubt I'll see 40-50 titles this month. Probably less than 10 unless I get inspired.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » July 6th, 2013, 5:57 am

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I'm not that sure, but I have a gut feeling that he's not a fan of this list.
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Post by joachimt » July 6th, 2013, 9:02 am

ArthurYanthar on Jul 5 2013, 11:57:48 PM wrote:Image
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I'm not that sure, but I have a gut feeling that he's not a fan of this list.
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Post by Cippenham » July 6th, 2013, 10:40 am

I will try to see a few but also watching some German, for awards and recorded on TV

1. Peter Pan 1924

Slow start but nice silent children's film, nice ending. Not such a good print, the version I saw but its enough to say it was a charming film.
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