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Run The Director Challenge (Official, July 2020)

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Post by allisoncm » July 31st, 2020, 4:40 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 #24: 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 #25: 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 #26: 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 #27: 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) 5/10 (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)

Director #28: Allan Dwan
125. I Dream of Jeanie (1952, Allan Dwan ) 6/10
126. Human Cargo (1936, Allan Dwan) 6.1/10 Kind of a cheap His Girl Friday. Not bad, but not great.
127. Josette (1938, Allan Dwan) 6/10
128. Mabel’s Room (1944) 6.2/10 Toward the end it started to turn into a screwball comedy, but not as good as a Preston Sturges or Howard Hawks film.

Director #29: Henry King
129. One More Spring (1935) 6.2/10
130. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) 5.5/10
131. Ramona (1936) 5.6/10

Director #30: Michael Curtiz
132. A Breath of Scandal (1960, Michael Curtiz) 5.1/10 Film #1
133. Bright Lights (1930, Michael Curtiz) 4/10 Film #2
134. Alias the Doctor (1932, Michael Curtiz) 6/10 Film #3
135. The Perfect Specimen (1937, Michael Curtiz) 6/10 Errol Flynn irked me less than usual. Film #4
136. A Soldier's Plaything (1930, Michael Curtiz) 5.1/10 Film #5
137. The Helen Morgan Story (1957, Michael Curtiz) 6.1/10 A little dramatic and riddled with untrue things, but it was worth a watch. Film #6
138. Mandalay (1934, Michael Curtiz) movie was a 6/10 but the ending was a 10/10 = translates to 7/10 Film #7
139. Die Sklavenkönigin/Moon of Israel (1924, Michael Curtiz) 5.5/10 Film #8
140. Stolen Holiday (1937, Michael Curtiz) 6.5/10 Film #9
141. Goodbye Again (1933, Michael Curtiz) 5/10 Film #10
142. The Keyhole (1933) 5.5 Film #11 Pretty melodramatic.
143. Daughters Courageous (1939, Michael Curtiz) Film #12 5/10
144. Captains of the Clouds (1942, Michael Curtiz) Film #13 5.5/10
145. The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949, Michael Curtiz) Film #14 5/10
146. The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956, Michael Curtiz) Film #15
147. The Vagabond King (1956, Michael Curtiz) Film #16 4/10
148. A tolonc (1915, Michael Curtiz) Film #17 6/10
^^^
I meant to mention that after watching 17 Curtiz films, I got halfway through his filmography according to this list (which was my goal):
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/mich ... phy/bal3x/

Director #31: René Clair
149. The Flame of New Orleans (1941, René Clair) 5.9/10
150. Tout l'or du monde/All the Gold in the World (1961, René Clair) 5.9/10
151. Le Dernier milliardaire (1934, René Clair) 5.5/10

Tomorrow, I hope to cover at least one director.

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Post by peeptoad » July 31st, 2020, 9:24 am

This is my last run... thank you, flavo, for hosting! You did an excellent job :cheers:

Raoul Ruiz
27. L'hypothèse du tableau volé (1978) The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting 6
28. La vocation suspendue (1978) The Suspended Vocation 4
29. Les trois couronnes du matelot (1983) Three Crowns of the Sailor 7

at the helm...Show
*rewatch

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

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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Post by sol » July 31st, 2020, 3:25 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
54. The Walking Dead (1936) Michael Curtiz
55. A Soldier's Plaything (1930) Michael Curtiz
56. The Vagabond King (1956) Michael Curtiz

57. Blue Monkey (1987) William Fruet
58. Bad Penny (1989) William Fruet
59. Spasms (1983) William Fruet

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William Fruet

Again? Yes, again. I begun this Challenge on a William Fruet run, so it seemed rather poetic to end it on a Fruet run too. ^_^

In contrast to the thrillers and psychological studies that I posted in my first Fruet run, each of these three titles is of the horror variety, which is what Fruet is best known for. Furthermore, two of these are creature features that showcase Fruet's remarkable aptitude in turning an animals-amok horror film into something more. While the budget (which apparently ran out during filming) leaves Spasms feeling quite flawed, the blue snake POV shots are pretty cool and the makeup effects, if scarce, are great with gruesome reactions to the venom. The creature looks quite terrifying when (briefly) seen too. The creature is more often visible in Blue Monkey and is even more unsettling. The film also likewise benefits from a lot of blue, plus some great web-covered catacombs in its ancient hospital setting.

Wedged in between these films though, Bad Penny was a bit of a disappointment. Not the worst Fruet F13 ep that I have seen, but considering that he kicked things off with The Inheritance way back in the day, it is hard not to expect something more. But yeah, Fruet is a generally above average horror director. I don't love his work as much as peeps (who does?) but I have placed him inside my top 200 directors for the next time that the poll is run.

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Post by connordenney » July 31st, 2020, 3:57 pm

7. For Ever Mozart (Jean-Luc Godard, 1996)
8. A Married Woman (Jean-Luc Godard, 1964)
9. Hail Mary (Jean-Luc Godard, 1985)
SpoilerShow
1. DAU. Degeneration (Ilya Khrzhanovsky & Ilya Permyakov, 2020)
2. DAU. Nora Mother (Jekaterina Oertel & Ilya Khrzhanovsky, 2020)
3. DAU. Three Days (Ilya Khrzhanovsky & Jekaterina Oertel, 2020)
4. Our Daily Bread (King Vidor, 1934)
5. Cynara (King Vidor, 1932)
6. The Champ (King Vidor, 1931)
7. For Ever Mozart (Jean-Luc Godard, 1996)
8. A Married Woman (Jean-Luc Godard, 1964)
9. Hail Mary (Jean-Luc Godard, 1985)

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Post by zuma » July 31st, 2020, 4:05 pm

Philippe Garrel

79 - Marie for Memory (1967) 5/10
80 - Les baisers de secours (1989) 7/10
81 - The Birth of Love (1993) 7/10


I am going to try to squeeze in one more director tonight.

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
73-75: Jean RouchShow

73 - The Lion Hunters (1966) 6/10
74 - The Human Pyramid (1961) 6/10
75 - Jaguar (1968) 6/10
76-78: Claude SautetShow

76 - Max and the Junkmen (1971) 8/10
77 - Vincent, François, Paul and the Others (1974) 7/10
78 - A Simple Story (1978) 6.5/10
79-81: Philippe GarrelShow

79 - Marie for Memory (1967) 5/10
80 - Les baisers de secours (1989) 7/10
81 - The Birth of Love (1993) 7/10

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » July 31st, 2020, 5:19 pm

(Screenshots from 'The Edge of the World' and 'Peeping Tom')

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Michael Powell
70. The Edge of the World (1937) - 8/10
71. Peeping Tom (1960) - 9.5 or 10/10
72. Age of Consent (1969) - 6.5 or 7/10

Frank Launder
73. The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950) - 7/10
74. Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951) - 5/10
75. Geordie (1955) - 7/10

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That's all, folks!

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Post by 72aicm » July 31st, 2020, 6:37 pm

Alfred Hitchcock:
22. Rich and Strange (1931)
23. The Paradine Case (1947)
24. Stage Fright (1950)
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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) 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

David Cronenberg:
19. Rabid (1977)
20. The Brood (1979)
21. Scanners (1981)

Alfred Hitchcock:
22. Rich and Strange (1931)
23. The Paradine Case (1947)
24. Stage Fright (1950)
And that’s it from me. Thanks again for hosting flavo. :cheers:
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Post by flavo5000 » July 31st, 2020, 6:38 pm

Cirio H. Santiago

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Cirio Santiago is a Filipino action dynamo. After released many local films in his home country, Santiago began producing English-language action and exploitation movies in the ‘70s working quite a bit with Roger Corman during this time and producing many high-octane fun flicks during this time including several with prominent roles for black actors, being one of the first directors to do so, in films like TNT Jackson, Ebony Ivory & Jade and Death Force. In the ‘80s and ‘90s he would put more of a focus on post apocalyptic films and films set in Vietnam while still bringing the guns and explosions he was known for. His film output slowed in the mid ‘90s after he took on a more important role of heading up the Filipino Film Development Fund appointed by the president of The Philippines himself which set out to rejuvenate the Filipino film industry and bring in more foreign investments. If you see a film with Cirio H. Santiago’s name on the front, pop it in and prepare for some nice ‘splosions, cool guns and lots of fun.

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248. Fly Me (1973)
249. The Devastator (1986)
250. Vampire Hookers (1978)
Fly Me is your pretty standard ‘kung fu waitresses smuggling drugs and getting mixed up in a white slavery ring’ type of flick. One could arguably even call it a feminist movie (which could be a stretch but still.. I’m just saying you could make the argument). It’s mostly pretty light and breezy although does get a bit unsavory with women in chains scenes in a couple places. Watch for the fun little Dick Miller cameo as a horny cab driver that Corman tacked onto the beginning to give it a more American feel.
The Devastator is not a movie to be watched for its subtle characterizations or nuanced plot metaphors. Basically a Vietnam vet goes after some kind of crazy militaristic pot farmers after his old commanding officer from the war is killed. Really the plot is just a setup for near constant ‘80s action scenes. Prepare for lots of scenes of guys running while firing machine guns and diving behind cars. You should know by now whether you want to watch this movie.
Oh boy...Yes there are vampiric hookers in Vampire Hookers. John Carradine is basically their head pimp vampire who has the seductresses lure unsuspecting johns back to their lair for feeding time. Into the picture comes a group of sailors on shore leave looking for a good time who get mixed up in the shenanigans. Also Vic Diaz is in it as a fat farting Filipino. Don’t worry about him. He’s not important. I mean really, none of this movie is important… Wait, why do I own a t-shirt for this? A better question might be, why don’t you?
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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)

Run #56: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)

Run #57: Robert Altman
226. Thieves Like Us (1974)
227. The Delinquents (1957)
228. Dr. T and the Women (2000)
229. Quintet (1979)

Run #58: Jack Hill
230. Blood Bath (1966)
231. The Raw Ones (1965)
232. La muerte viviente a.k.a. Isle of the Snake People (1971)

Run #59: Walter Hill
233. Undisputed (2002)
234. Supernova (2000)
235. Wild Bill (1995)

Run #60: Andy Milligan
236. Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)
237. Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)
238. Seeds (1968)

Run #61: Álex de la Iglesia
239. El bar a.k.a. The Bar (2017)
240. The Oxford Murders (2008)
241. Crimen ferpecto a.k.a. The Perfect Crime (2004)

Run #62: Francesco Rosi
242. Lucky Luciano (1973)
243. Diario napoletano a.k.a. Neapolitan Diary (1992)
244. Uomini contro a.k.a. Many Wars Ago (1970)

Run #63: Bruce McDonald
245: Hard Core Logo 2 (2010)
246. Music from the Big House (2010)
247. Hellions (2015)

Run #64: Cirio H. Santiago
248. Fly Me (1973)
249. The Devastator (1986)
250. Vampire Hookers (1978)

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Post by flavo5000 » July 31st, 2020, 7:16 pm

John Ford

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How does one begin to even talk about John Ford, perhaps one of the most iconic American directors in film history. His themes and style are very distinctive and consistent throughout his career embodying a sense of heritage, comradery and justice often taking place in the sparse and beautiful landscapes of the American west shot in static medium and wide shots and taking on an almost mythic quality. While his films often relied on actions more than words (he was notorious for removing dialogue from his films to get to the heart of the conflict), they could also have very personal and quiet character moments. Much like Ford himself who, by accounts of those who knew him, may have had a brash and abrasive personality on the surface but deep down had a sympathetic and gentle soul.

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251. The Long Gray Line (1955)
252. Four Sons (1928)
253. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
The Long Gray Line is a biopic of the life of Martin Maher, played by Tyrone Power, an Irish immigrant (the theme of Irish heritage is one Ford would return to many times through his career) who rises through the ranks to become a well-respected instructor and officer at West Point Academy. It reminded me quite a bit of a militaristic Goodbye, Mr. Chips in its flashback structure and overall feel-good celebration of the joys of cultivating the future. It’s a solid film even if it ultimately isn’t one of Ford’s greatest.
Four Sons is one of Ford’s later silent films about a Bavarian widower with four sons, three of which are drafted into the German army as WWI is ramping up and a fourth who, having moved to New York, is drafted into the US Army which inevitably leads to brother against brother in conflict. Even at this early juncture, Ford shows a strong grasp of visual flair. The film is very well-staged and has a real sense of scope. Really its biggest problem is that three of the brothers aren’t very fleshed out characters which makes some events that happen later in the film less impactful than they may be otherwise. It’s still pretty impressive visually and is worth a watch for Ford fans.
Sergeant Rutledge is an interesting one and somewhat underrated in Ford’s filmography I think. Ford has historically received criticism for his racist portrayals of Native Americans in many of his films but here he puts forth a very anti-racist message (almost too heavy-handed at times actually) in a story framed as a trial on the murder of a military officer and the rape and murder of a teenage girl by a black officer. The film cuts back and forth between testimony and flashbacks of the events as they happened and is quite a compelling narrative. I think its biggest failing is that the ending feels a little rushed and too pat with a left turn that seems to come out of nowhere. Still, it has some very good acting and character work up until that moment.
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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)

Run #56: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)

Run #57: Robert Altman
226. Thieves Like Us (1974)
227. The Delinquents (1957)
228. Dr. T and the Women (2000)
229. Quintet (1979)

Run #58: Jack Hill
230. Blood Bath (1966)
231. The Raw Ones (1965)
232. La muerte viviente a.k.a. Isle of the Snake People (1971)

Run #59: Walter Hill
233. Undisputed (2002)
234. Supernova (2000)
235. Wild Bill (1995)

Run #60: Andy Milligan
236. Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)
237. Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)
238. Seeds (1968)

Run #61: Álex de la Iglesia
239. El bar a.k.a. The Bar (2017)
240. The Oxford Murders (2008)
241. Crimen ferpecto a.k.a. The Perfect Crime (2004)

Run #62: Francesco Rosi
242. Lucky Luciano (1973)
243. Diario napoletano a.k.a. Neapolitan Diary (1992)
244. Uomini contro a.k.a. Many Wars Ago (1970)

Run #63: Bruce McDonald
245: Hard Core Logo 2 (2010)
246. Music from the Big House (2010)
247. Hellions (2015)

Run #64: Cirio H. Santiago
248. Fly Me (1973)
249. The Devastator (1986)
250. Vampire Hookers (1978)

Run #65: John Ford
251. The Long Gray Line (1955)
252. Four Sons (1928)
253. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » July 31st, 2020, 7:58 pm

Brian De Palma is one of those directors which I like more than I like his movies as a whole (on average), which might sound like a weird statement to some. But which I mean that De Palma does have a great cinematic sense, infusing all his movies with at least a few moments of pure cinematic enjoyment. It often are flawed scripts, underdeveloped characters and failed cinematic experiments that make me like the film less. Somewhere I read somebody who summed up De Palma very well with the following statement; "Howard Hawks famously defined a good movie as having three great scenes and no bad ones, De Palma only got the first part right."

31. Brian De Palma #1 - The Wedding Party (1969, Brian De Palma): 5.8 - While De Palma is widely known as being heavenly influenced by Hitchcock, his first few movies are more directly inspired by Godard. Which is evident in the sudden jump cuts, slow-motions and fast-forwarding in this. Those do give this clichéd movie some must needed playfulness. Best moments are the lighter moments like a scene in which the groom tries to seduce a bridesmaid and a fun opening sequence reminiscent of silent slapstick. It are in the numerous dialogues about the (dis)advantages of marriage the frequent use of jump cuts feel forcedly artistic and therefor distract. While released after the success of Greetings, this was already filmed in '63, being the first feature De Palma directed. It was also the debut feature of a certain Robert Denero.

32. Brian De Palma #2 - Greetings (1968, Brian De Palma): 4.2 -Greetings is how the letter started young men got when being drafted for the Vietnam; it's this target audience this satire was meant for. While some of those might have connected with the movie at the time, the heavy political satire now feels outdated and irrelevant, especially all the ramblings about the JFK conspiracy. Focusing on three different characters the movie is completely incohesive, and only one of those characters (Robert De Niro's peeping Tom) is slightly interesting. In De Niro’s character De Palma thematic fixation on voyeurism is already starting to show. To be fair it does have a few moments that show De Palma directing talents like a great upwards-looking fourth wall break.

33. Brian De Palma #3 - Hi, Mom! (1970, Brian De Palma): 5.5 - A sequel to Greetings, this was originally be called Son of Greetings, this focusses purely on De Niro's peepig tom character John Rubin, returning home after the Vietnam War. It is divided in three parts. In the first part he tries to make a career as a filmmaker of voyeuristic adult movies, which lead him to date a girl he's been peeping at. In the second part he's involved in an experimental theater production named "Be Black Baby" in which the white liberal middle-class audience is forced to undergo the black experience. The "performance" itself is highly disturbing and the highlight of the movie. In the final part Rubin is radicalized in a Weathermen like fashion. While the first two parts have a few good moments, the movie as a whole is incoherent, highly uneven and tonally inconsequent. The radicalizing of Rubin is underdeveloped. The last part is so uninspired it drags the whole movie down.

34. Brian De Palma #4 - Sisters (1973, Brian De Palma): 7.0 - This movie about a woman who witnesses a murder in an apartment next doors, is often referred to the movie in which De Palma transferred to Hichcockian thrillers. While their certainly plenty of truth in that, it also still have such dark comedic undertones it also feels like a continuation of the satire from his previous movies. The well-done suspense, the dark comic relief mixed with a heavy dose of camp, makes this a bit step forward in his career. A Bernard Hermann reminiscent of his Hitchcock work makes it complete. The dream sequence at the ending is this movie moment of De Palma's brilliance. The predictable plot and slow-paced exposition scenes what drags this down.

35. Brian De Palma #5 - Phantom of the Paradise (1974, Brian De Palma): 7.2 - An over the top campy fun sidestep in De Palma's career. The songs are extremely catchy. De Palma's moment of cinematic brilliance: the ending.

36. Brian De Palma #6 - Obsession (1976, Brian De Palma): 6.8 - Now this De Palma doing pure Hitchcockian thriller. The plot is clearly inspired by Vertigo, but De Palma and scriptwriter Paul Schrader take their own modern spin on it. The cheesy romance in the second act drags at parts and the characters one-dimensional. But the mystery of it is intriguing enough to keep the movie engaging. The slomo ending is De Palma at his best. The reveal of the twist works surprisingly well.
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Using Geneviève Bujold as her younger self in the flashbacks and reverting to childlike state shouldn't, but weirdly does work thanks to the camera positioning
. It's painful how much better John Lithgow is than everybody else.

37. Brian De Palma #7 - Carrie (1976, Brian De Palma) rewatch: 6.0 > 7.5 - This is extremely well-paced and tightly scripted, the movie was already at the final prom while I felt like it just started. Which is always a major plus in my book. Moments of cinematic delight: the opening shower sequence, the twisting slow-dance at the prom and the built up to and the moment when the bucket falls. Unfortunately De Palma fucks up the moment supreme when Carrie goes berserk by using split-screens which take all the drama out of the action. (Something De Palma in hindsight luckily confesses didn't work.) The needed identification shift at that moment for the viewer from Carrie to her innocent victims doesn't work. The famous ending still gave me a huge shock even knowing what's coming. Pino Donaggio’s score is fantastic in setting the mood in the quiet moments and building tensions in the suspenseful ones. It's a bit distracting that the gym teacher is clearly about as old as her students.

38. Brian De Palma #8 - The Fury (1978, Brian De Palma): 6.8 - It started of very promising as a spy thriller, than goes into an interesting tale about teenagers with psychic abilities, loses a lot of momentum in the second act, cause almost every other scene is exposition plus it fails to intertwine the two plotlines successfully and ends well with an absolute insane ending. The script of this is an absolute mess, it's De Palma's directing and John Cassavetes menacing villain that safe this. Kirk Douglas tries to walk by on his old school charm, but is miscast.

39. Brian De Palma #9 - Scarface (1983, Brian De Palma) rewatch: 8.0(?)* > 7.2 - Directed by De Palma and written by Oliver Stone, people looking for subtlety should go look elsewhere. In fact its the over topness that's one of the biggest draws of this take on the classic morality tale of rise-to-and-fall-of-riches. Pacino's performance is also so over the top that it borders between great and ridiculous. This clearly feels like the least personal film for De Palma from all of these reviewed here.
*I rated this in hindsight after joining IMDb in 2002, don't think I have seen it since.

40. Brian De Palma #10 - Body Double (1984, Brian De Palma): 7.0 - If Scarface was his least personal film, this is as quintessential De Palma as they come. Part of are great; De Palma knows how to build suspense, f.e. in an infamous killing scene with a drill. But the script has major flaws, being full of holes and clichéd. Plus the second act falters. And than there are the wtf?!-moments like the Frankie Goes to Hollywood music video (which in itself is greatly directed) and sudden ending. Great score by Pino Donaggio again.
Directors seen: 8, Longest Run: 10 ( Brian De Palma)Show
1. Sacha Guitry #1 - Faisons un rêve... [Let's Make a Dream] (1936, Sacha Guitry): 6.5
2. Sacha Guitry #2 - Le nouveau testament [The New Testament] (1936, Sacha Guitry): 6.8
3. Sacha Guitry #3 - Mon père avait raison [My Father Was Right] (1936, Sacha Guitry): 6.2
4. Sacha Guitry #4 - Quadrille (1938, Sacha Guitry); 5.2
5. King Hu #1 - Da zui xia [Come Drink with Me] (1966, King Hu) rewatch: 6.5 > 7.8 -
6.King Hu #2 - Xia nü [A Touch of Zen] (1971, King Hu) rewatch: 7.5 > 7.8
7. King Hu #3 - Ying chun ge zhi Fengbo [The Fate of Lee Khan] (1973, King Hu): 7.5
8. King Hu #4 - Kong shan ling yu [Raining in the Mountain] (1979, King Hu): 7.5
9. Billy Wilder #1 - The Major and the Minor (1942, Billy Wilder): 7.5
10. Billy Wilder #2 - Ace in the Hole (1951, Billy Wilder) rewatch: 8.5 > 8.5
11. Billy Wilder #3 - Stalag 17 (1953, Billy Wilder) rewatch: 8.2 > 8.5
12. Billy Wilder #4 - One, Two, Three (1961, Billy Wilder): 8.0
13. Billy Wilder #5 - Irma la Douce (1963, Billy Wilder) rewatch: 8.0 > 8.0
14. Billy Wilder #6 - The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970, Billy Wilder): 7.2
15. Billy Wilder #7 - Fedora (1978, Billy Wilder): 7.2
16. Takashi Miike #1 - Dead or Alive: Hanzaisha [Dead or Alive] (1999, Takashi Miike): 6.2
17. Takashi Miike #2 - Dead or Alive 2: Tôbôsha [Dead or Alive 2: Birds] (2000, Takashi Miike): 7.0
18. Takashi Miike #3 - Dead or Alive: Final (2002, Takashi Miike): 5.5
19. Robert Aldrich #1 - The Flight of the Phoenix (1965, Robert Aldrich): 7.2
20. Robert Aldrich #2 - Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964, Robert Aldrich): 7.5
21. Robert Aldrich #3 - Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977, Robert Aldrich): 7.2
22. Robert Altman #1 - That Cold Day in the Park (1969, Robert Altman): 7.8
23. Robert Altman #2 - Images (1972, Robert Altman): 8.0
24. Robert Altman #3 - Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982, Robert Altman): 8.0
25. Robert Altman #4 - Gosford Park (2001, Robert Altman) rewatch: 7.0 > 7.8
26. Robert Altman #5 - Kansas City (1996, Robert Altman): 7.0
27. Umberto Lenzi #1 - Spasmo (1974, Umberto Lenzi): 6.8
28. Umberto Lenzi #2 - Gatti rossi in un labirinto di vetro [Eyeball] (1975, Umberto Lenzi): 7.0
29. Umberto Lenzi #3 - La guerra del ferro [Ironmaster] (1983, Umberto Lenzi): 4.5
30. Umberto Lenzi #4 - Nightmare Beach (1988, Umberto Lenzi): 5.5

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 31st, 2020, 8:04 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
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How does one begin to even talk about John Ford, perhaps one of the most iconic American directors in film history. His themes and style are very distinctive and consistent throughout his career embodying a sense of heritage, comradery and justice often taking place in the sparse and beautiful landscapes of the American west shot in static medium and wide shots and taking on an almost mythic quality. While his films often relied on actions more than words (he was notorious for removing dialogue from his films to get to the heart of the conflict), they could also have very personal and quiet character moments. Much like Ford himself who, by accounts of those who knew him, may have had a brash and abrasive personality on the surface but deep down had a sympathetic and gentle soul.

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251. The Long Gray Line (1955)
252. Four Sons (1928)
253. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
The Long Gray Line is a biopic of the life of Martin Maher, played by Tyrone Power, an Irish immigrant (the theme of Irish heritage is one Ford would return to many times through his career) who rises through the ranks to become a well-respected instructor and officer at West Point Academy. It reminded me quite a bit of a militaristic Goodbye, Mr. Chips in its flashback structure and overall feel-good celebration of the joys of cultivating the future. It’s a solid film even if it ultimately isn’t one of Ford’s greatest.
Four Sons is one of Ford’s later silent films about a Bavarian widower with four sons, three of which are drafted into the German army as WWI is ramping up and a fourth who, having moved to New York, is drafted into the US Army which inevitably leads to brother against brother in conflict. Even at this early juncture, Ford shows a strong grasp of visual flair. The film is very well-staged and has a real sense of scope. Really its biggest problem is that three of the brothers aren’t very fleshed out characters which makes some events that happen later in the film less impactful than they may be otherwise. It’s still pretty impressive visually and is worth a watch for Ford fans.
Sergeant Rutledge is an interesting one and somewhat underrated in Ford’s filmography I think. Ford has historically received criticism for his racist portrayals of Native Americans in many of his films but here he puts forth a very anti-racist message (almost too heavy-handed at times actually) in a story framed as a trial on the murder of a military officer and the rape and murder of a teenage girl by a black officer. The film cuts back and forth between testimony and flashbacks of the events as they happened and is quite a compelling narrative. I think its biggest failing is that the ending feels a little rushed and too pat with a left turn that seems to come out of nowhere. Still, it has some very good acting and character work up until that moment.
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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)

Run #56: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)

Run #57: Robert Altman
226. Thieves Like Us (1974)
227. The Delinquents (1957)
228. Dr. T and the Women (2000)
229. Quintet (1979)

Run #58: Jack Hill
230. Blood Bath (1966)
231. The Raw Ones (1965)
232. La muerte viviente a.k.a. Isle of the Snake People (1971)

Run #59: Walter Hill
233. Undisputed (2002)
234. Supernova (2000)
235. Wild Bill (1995)

Run #60: Andy Milligan
236. Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)
237. Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)
238. Seeds (1968)

Run #61: Álex de la Iglesia
239. El bar a.k.a. The Bar (2017)
240. The Oxford Murders (2008)
241. Crimen ferpecto a.k.a. The Perfect Crime (2004)

Run #62: Francesco Rosi
242. Lucky Luciano (1973)
243. Diario napoletano a.k.a. Neapolitan Diary (1992)
244. Uomini contro a.k.a. Many Wars Ago (1970)

Run #63: Bruce McDonald
245: Hard Core Logo 2 (2010)
246. Music from the Big House (2010)
247. Hellions (2015)

Run #64: Cirio H. Santiago
248. Fly Me (1973)
249. The Devastator (1986)
250. Vampire Hookers (1978)

Run #65: John Ford
251. The Long Gray Line (1955)
252. Four Sons (1928)
253. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
Nice succinct write-up on Ford, flavo! :cheers:

Woody Strode, who stars in Sergeant Rutledge, grew up in the LA area and said he never encountered racism until his professional sports career where he experienced it full force, especially when games carried him to the American South. So, Strode understood racism but he never felt that Ford was a racist and actually slept on the floor in Ford's bedroom when the director was ailing in the last months of his life. Strode felt like Ford had always been there for him when he needed him and he wanted to be there for him in return. I think that says a lot about both Ford and Strode. Although Ford fell into some of the stereotypes of the time in his portrayal of Indians, the Navajos that he regularly employed in his films credit him with saving them economically. Ford could be a mean son of a gun on his sets, something that Strode saw first hand many times although it was mostly directed at Wayne and others and never Strode, but he was not a racist.

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Post by shugs » July 31st, 2020, 8:12 pm

Director #7: James Gray
19. Little Odessa (James Gray, 1994) - 6/10
20. The Yards (James Gray, 2000) - 8/10
21. Two Lovers (James Gray, 2008) - 8/10

That's it for me. Thank you for hosting, flavo! It was a blast reading your (and other people's) descriptions. :cheers:
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Director #1: William Friedkin
1. Sorcerer (William Friedkin, 1977) - 7/10
2. To Live and Die in L.A. (William Friedkin, 1985) - 7/10
3. The Brink's Job (William Friedkin, 1978) - 6/10

Director #2: Spike Lee
4. Da 5 Bloods (Spike Lee, 2020) - 4/10
5. Clockers (Spike Lee, 1995) - 8/10
6. Summer of Sam (Spike Lee, 1999) - 9/10

Director #3: Michael Mann
7. Manhunter (Michael Mann, 1986) - 6/10
8. Miami Vice (Michael Mann, 2006) - 2/10
9. Heat (Michael Mann, 1995) - 10/10 REWATCH

Director #4: Brian De Palma
10. Raising Cain (Brian De Palma, 1992) - 7/10
11. Scarface (Brian De Palma, 1983) - 9/10 REWATCH
12. Casualties of War (Brian De Palma, 1989) - 8/10

Director #5: J.C. Chandor
13. Margin Call (J.C. Chandor, 2011) - 6/10
14. A Most Violent Year (J.C. Chandor, 2014) - 7/10
15. Triple Frontier (J.C. Chandor, 2019) - 7/10

Director #6: David Michôd
16. Animal Kingdom (David Michôd, 2010) - 5/10
17. War Machine (David Michôd, 2017) - 8/10
18. The King (David Michôd, 2019) - 8/10

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Post by blocho » July 31st, 2020, 8:28 pm

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 8:04 pm
Woody Strode, who stars in Sergeant Rutledge, grew up in the LA area and said he never encountered racism until his professional sports career where he experienced it full force, especially when games carried him to the American South. So, Strode understood racism but he never felt that Ford was a racist and actually slept on the floor in Ford's bedroom when the director was ailing in the last months of his life. Strode felt like Ford had always been there for him when he needed him and he wanted to be there for him in return. I think that says a lot about both Ford and Strode. Although Ford fell into some of the stereotypes of the time in his portrayal of Indians, the Navajos that he regularly employed in his films credit him with saving them economically. Ford could be a mean son of a gun on his sets, something that Strode saw first hand many times although it was mostly directed at Wayne and others and never Strode, but he was not a racist.
Strode was a fascinating person. War veteran, NFL player, professional wrestler, and peripatetic movie star. I'd love to read a good profile of him some day.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 31st, 2020, 8:53 pm

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 8:04 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 7:16 pm

251. The Long Gray Line (1955)
252. Four Sons (1928)
253. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
The Long Gray Line is a biopic of the life of Martin Maher, played by Tyrone Power, an Irish immigrant (the theme of Irish heritage is one Ford would return to many times through his career) who rises through the ranks to become a well-respected instructor and officer at West Point Academy. It reminded me quite a bit of a militaristic Goodbye, Mr. Chips in its flashback structure and overall feel-good celebration of the joys of cultivating the future. It’s a solid film even if it ultimately isn’t one of Ford’s greatest.
Four Sons is one of Ford’s later silent films about a Bavarian widower with four sons, three of which are drafted into the German army as WWI is ramping up and a fourth who, having moved to New York, is drafted into the US Army which inevitably leads to brother against brother in conflict. Even at this early juncture, Ford shows a strong grasp of visual flair. The film is very well-staged and has a real sense of scope. Really its biggest problem is that three of the brothers aren’t very fleshed out characters which makes some events that happen later in the film less impactful than they may be otherwise. It’s still pretty impressive visually and is worth a watch for Ford fans.
Sergeant Rutledge is an interesting one and somewhat underrated in Ford’s filmography I think. Ford has historically received criticism for his racist portrayals of Native Americans in many of his films but here he puts forth a very anti-racist message (almost too heavy-handed at times actually) in a story framed as a trial on the murder of a military officer and the rape and murder of a teenage girl by a black officer. The film cuts back and forth between testimony and flashbacks of the events as they happened and is quite a compelling narrative. I think its biggest failing is that the ending feels a little rushed and too pat with a left turn that seems to come out of nowhere. Still, it has some very good acting and character work up until that moment.
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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)

Run #56: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)

Run #57: Robert Altman
226. Thieves Like Us (1974)
227. The Delinquents (1957)
228. Dr. T and the Women (2000)
229. Quintet (1979)

Run #58: Jack Hill
230. Blood Bath (1966)
231. The Raw Ones (1965)
232. La muerte viviente a.k.a. Isle of the Snake People (1971)

Run #59: Walter Hill
233. Undisputed (2002)
234. Supernova (2000)
235. Wild Bill (1995)

Run #60: Andy Milligan
236. Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)
237. Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)
238. Seeds (1968)

Run #61: Álex de la Iglesia
239. El bar a.k.a. The Bar (2017)
240. The Oxford Murders (2008)
241. Crimen ferpecto a.k.a. The Perfect Crime (2004)

Run #62: Francesco Rosi
242. Lucky Luciano (1973)
243. Diario napoletano a.k.a. Neapolitan Diary (1992)
244. Uomini contro a.k.a. Many Wars Ago (1970)

Run #63: Bruce McDonald
245: Hard Core Logo 2 (2010)
246. Music from the Big House (2010)
247. Hellions (2015)

Run #64: Cirio H. Santiago
248. Fly Me (1973)
249. The Devastator (1986)
250. Vampire Hookers (1978)

Run #65: John Ford
251. The Long Gray Line (1955)
252. Four Sons (1928)
253. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
Nice succinct write-up on Ford, flavo! :cheers:

Woody Strode, who stars in Sergeant Rutledge, grew up in the LA area and said he never encountered racism until his professional sports career where he experienced it full force, especially when games carried him to the American South. So, Strode understood racism but he never felt that Ford was a racist and actually slept on the floor in Ford's bedroom when the director was ailing in the last months of his life. Strode felt like Ford had always been there for him when he needed him and he wanted to be there for him in return. I think that says a lot about both Ford and Strode. Although Ford fell into some of the stereotypes of the time in his portrayal of Indians, the Navajos that he regularly employed in his films credit him with saving them economically. Ford could be a mean son of a gun on his sets, something that Strode saw first hand many times although it was mostly directed at Wayne and others and never Strode, but he was not a racist.
Yea, I don't think Ford was consciously racist against Native Americans. I think it was just more a reflection of the times and culture much like black face in many films from the pre-code era. It wasn't usually done maliciously, but it certainly doesn't age well.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 31st, 2020, 8:54 pm

Lucio Fulci

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Lucio Fulci, the Italian gore maestro, can make the stomach queasy while also delivering an excess of style and atmosphere to boot. While Fulci has dabbled in other genres like westerns (Four of the Apocalypse, Silver Saddle) and adventure films (he did a pair of White Fang films in the ‘70s for instance) and several others especially early in his career, he will always be remembered for his violent, controversial but also imaginative and haunting horror and giallo films such as Zombie, The Beyond, City of the Living Dead and Don’t Torture A Duckling.

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254. Murderock - Uccide a passo di danza a.k.a. Murder-Rock (1984)
255. Conquest (1983)
256. Zombi 3 (1988)
Fulci comes out guns a-blazin’ in Murder-Rock with a very stylish and suspenseful opening kill in a dance school (also anyone with a fear of needles might want to think twice about watching this one). The ‘80s vibe is very strong in this visually vibrant, music-driven slasher/giallo which is a lot of fun to watch at times, although it does drag a little in the second act. Regardless, the amount of sweat and pelvic thrusts in this one is pretty impressive.
Look up above at the cover to Conquest. It’s that. Just exactly that. If that looks awesome then watch it.
Zombie 3 is another one of these films with something of a troubled production history. Fulci was notoriously unhappy with the script (co-written by infamous Troll 2 auteur Claudio Fragrasso and his wife) and basically cut chunks of it out ultimately delivering about a 70 minute film to the producers. After a spat with them he left the project and our old friend Bruno Mattei, the second unit director), was brought in to flesh out the plot with additional scenes (along with Fragrasso as well). Mattei wasn’t able to bring back the lead actors so he basically added a bunch of new scenes that added a couple of different subplots. According to Mattei roughly 40% of the finished film is his. And you really can see the film basically wrestling between Mattei’s more in-your-face action and gore compared to Fulci’s more story-driven gore. The film is still entertaining to watch even if it isn’t entirely coherent in places. One other bit of trivia is that if you see the title Zombie 3 and wonder why there isn’t a Zombie 2, well, basically Fulci’s breakout zombie hit Zombie was actually Zombi 2 in Europe, having been marketed as a sequel to Dawn of the Dead which was called Zombi in Europe. I guess they didn’t want to confuse things even more by having it as Zombi 3 in Europe and Zombie 2 in the US and other territories. It’s also a little interesting that this not-sequel to a not-sequel to Dawn of the Dead actually has some thematic similarities to Day of the Dead. Anyway, I’ll stop now.
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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)

Run #56: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)

Run #57: Robert Altman
226. Thieves Like Us (1974)
227. The Delinquents (1957)
228. Dr. T and the Women (2000)
229. Quintet (1979)

Run #58: Jack Hill
230. Blood Bath (1966)
231. The Raw Ones (1965)
232. La muerte viviente a.k.a. Isle of the Snake People (1971)

Run #59: Walter Hill
233. Undisputed (2002)
234. Supernova (2000)
235. Wild Bill (1995)

Run #60: Andy Milligan
236. Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)
237. Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)
238. Seeds (1968)

Run #61: Álex de la Iglesia
239. El bar a.k.a. The Bar (2017)
240. The Oxford Murders (2008)
241. Crimen ferpecto a.k.a. The Perfect Crime (2004)

Run #62: Francesco Rosi
242. Lucky Luciano (1973)
243. Diario napoletano a.k.a. Neapolitan Diary (1992)
244. Uomini contro a.k.a. Many Wars Ago (1970)

Run #63: Bruce McDonald
245: Hard Core Logo 2 (2010)
246. Music from the Big House (2010)
247. Hellions (2015)

Run #64: Cirio H. Santiago
248. Fly Me (1973)
249. The Devastator (1986)
250. Vampire Hookers (1978)

Run #65: John Ford
251. The Long Gray Line (1955)
252. Four Sons (1928)
253. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)

Run #66: Lucio Fulci
254. Murderock - Uccide a passo di danza a.k.a. Murder-Rock (1984)
255. Conquest (1983)
256. Zombi 3 (1988)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 31st, 2020, 9:31 pm

blocho wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 8:28 pm
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 8:04 pm
Woody Strode, who stars in Sergeant Rutledge, grew up in the LA area and said he never encountered racism until his professional sports career where he experienced it full force, especially when games carried him to the American South. So, Strode understood racism but he never felt that Ford was a racist and actually slept on the floor in Ford's bedroom when the director was ailing in the last months of his life. Strode felt like Ford had always been there for him when he needed him and he wanted to be there for him in return. I think that says a lot about both Ford and Strode. Although Ford fell into some of the stereotypes of the time in his portrayal of Indians, the Navajos that he regularly employed in his films credit him with saving them economically. Ford could be a mean son of a gun on his sets, something that Strode saw first hand many times although it was mostly directed at Wayne and others and never Strode, but he was not a racist.
Strode was a fascinating person. War veteran, NFL player, professional wrestler, and peripatetic movie star. I'd love to read a good profile of him some day.
He wrote an autobiography called Goal Dust. I've only read excerpts but i should find it and read it. He certainly led a fascinating life, with amazing achievements in many sports, yet he mostly seems remembered for his later solid work as an actor.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 31st, 2020, 9:32 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 8:53 pm
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 8:04 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 7:16 pm

251. The Long Gray Line (1955)
252. Four Sons (1928)
253. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
The Long Gray Line is a biopic of the life of Martin Maher, played by Tyrone Power, an Irish immigrant (the theme of Irish heritage is one Ford would return to many times through his career) who rises through the ranks to become a well-respected instructor and officer at West Point Academy. It reminded me quite a bit of a militaristic Goodbye, Mr. Chips in its flashback structure and overall feel-good celebration of the joys of cultivating the future. It’s a solid film even if it ultimately isn’t one of Ford’s greatest.
Four Sons is one of Ford’s later silent films about a Bavarian widower with four sons, three of which are drafted into the German army as WWI is ramping up and a fourth who, having moved to New York, is drafted into the US Army which inevitably leads to brother against brother in conflict. Even at this early juncture, Ford shows a strong grasp of visual flair. The film is very well-staged and has a real sense of scope. Really its biggest problem is that three of the brothers aren’t very fleshed out characters which makes some events that happen later in the film less impactful than they may be otherwise. It’s still pretty impressive visually and is worth a watch for Ford fans.
Sergeant Rutledge is an interesting one and somewhat underrated in Ford’s filmography I think. Ford has historically received criticism for his racist portrayals of Native Americans in many of his films but here he puts forth a very anti-racist message (almost too heavy-handed at times actually) in a story framed as a trial on the murder of a military officer and the rape and murder of a teenage girl by a black officer. The film cuts back and forth between testimony and flashbacks of the events as they happened and is quite a compelling narrative. I think its biggest failing is that the ending feels a little rushed and too pat with a left turn that seems to come out of nowhere. Still, it has some very good acting and character work up until that moment.
The Master at WorkShow
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)

Run #56: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)

Run #57: Robert Altman
226. Thieves Like Us (1974)
227. The Delinquents (1957)
228. Dr. T and the Women (2000)
229. Quintet (1979)

Run #58: Jack Hill
230. Blood Bath (1966)
231. The Raw Ones (1965)
232. La muerte viviente a.k.a. Isle of the Snake People (1971)

Run #59: Walter Hill
233. Undisputed (2002)
234. Supernova (2000)
235. Wild Bill (1995)

Run #60: Andy Milligan
236. Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)
237. Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)
238. Seeds (1968)

Run #61: Álex de la Iglesia
239. El bar a.k.a. The Bar (2017)
240. The Oxford Murders (2008)
241. Crimen ferpecto a.k.a. The Perfect Crime (2004)

Run #62: Francesco Rosi
242. Lucky Luciano (1973)
243. Diario napoletano a.k.a. Neapolitan Diary (1992)
244. Uomini contro a.k.a. Many Wars Ago (1970)

Run #63: Bruce McDonald
245: Hard Core Logo 2 (2010)
246. Music from the Big House (2010)
247. Hellions (2015)

Run #64: Cirio H. Santiago
248. Fly Me (1973)
249. The Devastator (1986)
250. Vampire Hookers (1978)

Run #65: John Ford
251. The Long Gray Line (1955)
252. Four Sons (1928)
253. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
Nice succinct write-up on Ford, flavo! :cheers:

Woody Strode, who stars in Sergeant Rutledge, grew up in the LA area and said he never encountered racism until his professional sports career where he experienced it full force, especially when games carried him to the American South. So, Strode understood racism but he never felt that Ford was a racist and actually slept on the floor in Ford's bedroom when the director was ailing in the last months of his life. Strode felt like Ford had always been there for him when he needed him and he wanted to be there for him in return. I think that says a lot about both Ford and Strode. Although Ford fell into some of the stereotypes of the time in his portrayal of Indians, the Navajos that he regularly employed in his films credit him with saving them economically. Ford could be a mean son of a gun on his sets, something that Strode saw first hand many times although it was mostly directed at Wayne and others and never Strode, but he was not a racist.
Yea, I don't think Ford was consciously racist against Native Americans. I think it was just more a reflection of the times and culture much like black face in many films from the pre-code era. It wasn't usually done maliciously, but it certainly doesn't age well.
I agree on both counts. :cheers:

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 31st, 2020, 9:35 pm

157. 12/12/12; aka: Evil Born (2012 / Jared Cohn) FTV 3/10 {85 m.} imdb: 1.8
158. Atlantic Rim; aka: From the Sea (2013 / Jared Cohn) FTV 5/10 {86 m.} imdb: 1.6
159. After School Special (2017 / Jared Cohn) FTV 2/10 {78 m.} imdb: 2.3
160. Atlantic Rim: Resurrection (2018 / Jared Cohn) FTV 5+/10 {86 m.} imdb: 1.8
161. Alien Predator (2018 / Jared Cohn) FTV 6/10 {87 m.} imdb: 1.7

I've got plans to pursue one more director in the seven or so hours I'll have left of today after I get off work. I'll make my final post tomorrow.

They perpetrated crimes against humanity over and over and over…Show
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
135. Hellspawn (1993 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {86 m.} imdb: 3.3
136. How To Slay a Vampire (1995 / Mark Polonia) 4+/10 {82 m.} imdb: 3.5
137. Night Crawlers (1996 / Mark Polonia) 5+/10 {90 m.} imdb: 3.3
138. Feeders (1996 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {69 m.} imdb: 2.4
139. Feeders 2: Slay Bells (1998 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {72 m.} imdb: 2.3
140. Terror House (1998 / Mark Polonia) 4+/10 {73 m.} imdb: 3.2
141. Bad Magic (1998 / Mark Polonia) FTV 5+/10 {85 m.} imdb: 3.2
142. The House That Screamed (2000 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {78 m.} imdb: 3.3
143. Blood Red Planet (2000 / Mark Polonia) 5+/10 {81 m.} imdb: 3.6
144. Dweller (2001 / Mark Polonia) 5+/10 {80 m.} imdb: 3.4
145. Holla If I Kill You (2003 / Mark Polonia) 6/10 {81 m.} imdb: 2.7
146. Among Us (2004 / Mark Polonia) 8/10 {85 m.} imdb: 3.1
147. Peter Rottentail (2004 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {71 m.} imdb: 3.1

148. Dinosaur Chronicles (2004 / Mark Polonia) 4/10 {68 m.} imdb: 2.4
149. Preylien: Alien Predators (2004 / Mark Polonia) 4+/10 {75 m.} imdb: 2.8
150. Razorteeth (2005 / Mark Polonia) 5+/10 {75 m.} imdb: 2.4
151. Splatter Beach (2007 / Mark Polonia) 7+/10 {70 m.} imdb: 3.5
152. Forest Primeval (2008 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {70 m.} imdb: 3.8
153. Monster Movie (2008 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {75 m.} imdb: 3.8

154. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964 / Ray Dennis Steckler) 7/10 {82 m.} imdb: 2.2
155. Sinthia: The Devil’s Doll (1970 / Ray Dennis Steckler) FTV 4/10 {78 m.} imdb: 3.6
156. Blood Shack (1971 / Ray Dennis Steckler) 6/10 {55 m.} imdb: 2.7

157. 12/12/12; aka: Evil Born (2012 / Jared Cohn) FTV 3/10 {85 m.} imdb: 1.8
158. Atlantic Rim; aka: From the Sea (2013 / Jared Cohn) FTV 5/10 {86 m.} imdb: 1.6
159. After School Special (2017 / Jared Cohn) FTV 2/10 {78 m.} imdb: 2.3
160. Atlantic Rim: Resurrection (2018 / Jared Cohn) FTV 5+/10 {86 m.} imdb: 1.8
161. Alien Predator (2018 / Jared Cohn) FTV 6/10 {87 m.} imdb: 1.7


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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » July 31st, 2020, 11:13 pm

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Ending the Suzuki run with this duo:

Both first time viewings:

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18:Capone Cries a Lot (1985) 10

Wiping Capone's tears away in the middle of his Taisho era trilogy (all also reviewed), directing auteur Seijun Suzuki continues to build on the expansive canvas marked out in the Taisho trio, but pausing the abstract aspect of those works, in exchange for continuing with his long-term editor Akira Suzuki and fellow regular comparator, art director Takeo Kimura (here co-working with Yuji Maruyama) for a dazzling explosion of the Japanese New Wave (JNW) Film Noir Pop-Art surrealism which has been a major recurring visual motif across Suzuki's credits.

Turning a abandoned amusement park in Japan into 1930's Prohibition-era San Francisco, Suzuki twirls a ultra-stylised Screwball Comedy satire on Americana from the opening shot of a Film Noir gangster shown in silhouette wearing a hat and a cigar in his gob, which Suzuki spins out to left-field Musical numbers (a recurring occurrence in his credits) bursting with glossy Pop-Art colours and played on razor sharp JNW jump-cut editing. High-kicking a tribute to Charlie Chaplin with a gleeful laughing in the face of the Klan and the racist politics of the period, Suzuki takes prime American iconography in Umiemon (played by a superb Ken'ichi Hagiwara,who can whisk Umiemon's care-free arrival to the US, together with a growing tough edge, with a impressive ease) travels to meet Al Capone,due to believing Capone is President.

Keeping the surreal comedic weirdness bouncing, Suzuki snaps shimmering neon lights, cowboy hats and bustling Jazz clubs (a major recurring location of Suzuki's) with a surrealist flourish of the wide-angle outdoor shots basking in the other worldly appearance of Umiemon's (a major regular motif of Suzuki) local town, getting screen-wiped across the pond by fantastic long tracking shots along the side streets of San Francisco where Umiemon hopes to make his dreams of fame,and meeting Capone come true. Taking place at the end of the Taisho era, and coming after Suzuki had made two titles in his Taisho trilogy, which emphasised a abstract, meditating mood,rather then be focused on the plot, the screenplay by Suzuki's art designer Kimura & Atsushi Yamatoya brilliantly uses the path of Suzuki's then-recent work, to go in a delightfully left-field direction, throwing Screwball Comedy gum balls at Umiemon's attempt to blend in with the locals.

Noticeably featuring a prominent amount of dialogue in English for their adaptation of Sueyuki Kajiyama's novel (who tragically died of cirrhosis of the liver at just 45 years old) the writers use the language divide for a tasty spoof of the ripe, bar-room brawling tough guys of American crime,that Umiemon finds cause his dreams to go up against animated mob shoot-outs,which cause Capone to cry.

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19: The Flowers and the Angry Waves (1964) 8

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » August 1st, 2020, 12:21 am

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Pedro Almodóvar

Repeat viewing:

20: Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980)7

First time viewings:

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21: I'm So Excited! (2013)4

For his first production filmed with digital cameras, and revealing in the excellent Archives book by Paul Duncan that he went into the movie wanting “to recover the spirit and humour of my first films.”, writer/directing auteur Pedro Almodovar & his regular cinematographer Jose Luis Alcaine fly the film on a casual atmosphere, where the plane, (the lone location for the majority of the movie) is designated with Almodovar’s distinctive primary colours, which are slightly toned down, due to Almodovar wanting it to look like a design a airline could actually do. Displaying his unique flamboyant eye with a delicious random dance number, Almodovar’s attempts at a playful, wacky mood sadly are left landing flat, as Almodovar flies in for close-ups of the gurning flight crew and passengers, whose overly flamboyant manners become grating as soon as take off begins.

Discussing in Paul Duncan’s Archives book that the plane flying in the sky aimlessly was inspired by the political situation in Spain, the screenplay by Almodovar presents moments where it could travel to satire, from the Melodrama of passengers ringing distrusting partners on the lone phone the plane has, to the business class passengers being given drugs that make them more empathic,whilst those in standard are kept in the dark over the planes landing problems. Disappointingly, Almodovar takes a detour and drives the title into unfunny farce, where the frank dialogue lands with a thud, partly caused by a disregard of giving anyone a hint of character depth, and also avoiding the subtle, in exchange for the most broad, childish punchlines on this unexciting flight.


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22:Julieta (2016) 10.


Originally planning to call the feature Silence and as detailed in the Archives book by Paul Duncan that he originally planned the script to be filmed in New York, but “In the end I was defeated by uncertainty; I wasn’t sure of the script or my ability to direct in English.” leading it to be left aside for two years,until he picked it up again for a set in Spain version which he feels “Admirers of Alice Munro should see in my Julieta a tribute to the Canadian writer.” Moulding the material two years later on a opening shot of red fabric with a heart beating within it, which gets folded into a shot of a small naked man sculpture that gets placed into the hands of Julieta, setting off a recurring motif when Ava is depicted creating a small male sculpture, that represents the power of woman as the creator of man, and the shared personal straight they hold in the hands of writer/directing auteur Pedro Almodovar’s creation.

Revealing later that he and his regular composer Alberto Iglesias had long discussions over finding the right tone for the score,Almodovar again displays his remarkable eye for colour coding stylisation, with Almodovar & cinematographer Jean-Claude Larrieu placing red (a prominent colour across Almodovar’s works) into every shot, stirring up a intense atmosphere from the grief and sorrow running in the blood of the characters, which is reflected on screen in a bright red. Draining all colour bar the beating red from bringing light to Julieta’s life,Almodovar reveals that he went into the production with the mind-set that “From the outset I had in mind that Julieta is a Drama,not a Melodrama.” which Almodovar expresses with a thoughtfulness of toning down his distant flamboyant colours, for startling pristine white peeled along wide-angle shots of a grieving Julieta living a hollow existence, detached from all the colour of life.

Covering the first half of Julieta’s life,Adriana Ugarte gives a exceptional performance as the younger Julieta, who even in moments of happiness in the early days of her marriage to Xoan are carried by Ugarte with a melancholy pinned underneath, which Ugarte rings dry of sorrow when tragedy lands on the shore. Absolutely mesmerising when sitting alone mourning on a bench against the plain white background, Emma Suarez links her older Julieta to Ugarte’s younger version, with the aftermath of the tragedy remaining red raw and being pressed down by Suarez on the withdrawn shoulders of Julieta.

For only the third adaptation he has ever done, Almodovar bakes the clay of three unconnected short stories by Canadian writer , which fittingly results in a fragmented state that captures Julieta, who each time she tries to put her family photo past together, finds that the fragments never neatly slot together. Leaving a mark on Julieta from the death of a stag seen outside a train as she makes love with the newly-met Xoan, Almodovar takes to heart the original Silence title of the picture, with the grief and sorrow being carried silently by Julieta, who Almodovar gives a wonderfully fragmented ending to, after Julieta has waited for her family with a bright red cake.
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Post by klaus78 » August 1st, 2020, 12:23 am

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1. Yattâman [Yatterman] (Takashi Miike, 2009) 4/10
2. Chûgoku no chôjin [The Bird People in China] (Takashi Miike, 1998) [rewatch] 8/10
3. Kurôzu zero [Crows Zero] (Takashi Miike, 2007) 5/10

4. Tystnaden [The Silence] (Ingmar Bergman, 1963) [rewatch] 8/10
5. Det sjunde inseglet [The Seventh Seal] (Ingmar Bergman, 1957) [rewatch] 9/10
6. Djävulens öga [The Devil's Eye] (Ingmar Bergman, 1960) 7/10
7. För att inte tala om alla dessa kvinnor [All These Women] (Ingmar Bergman, 1964) 6/10

8. Coincoin et les z'inhumains (Bruno Dumont, 2018) 7/10
9. Jeannette, l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc (Bruno Dumont, 2017) 5/10
10. Ma Loute (Bruno Dumont, 2016) 4/10

11. Riaru onigokko [Tag] (Sion Sono, 2015) 4/10
12. Jisatsu sâkuru [Suicide Club] (Sion Sono, 2001) 7/10
13. Noriko no shokutaku [Noriko's Dinner Table] (Sion Sono, 2005) 7/10
14. Ai no mukidashi [Love Exposure] (Sion Sono, 2008) [rewatch] 7/10

15. Kuai can che [Wheels on Meals] (Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, 1984) 4/10
16. Fei lung mang jeung [Dragons Forever] (Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, 1988) 8/10
17. Qi mou miao ji: Wu fu xing [Winners & Sinners] (Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, 1983) 5/10

18. Gycklarnas afton [Sawdust and Tinsel] (Ingmar Bergman, 1953) [rewatch] 7/10
19. Riten [The Rite] (Ingmar Bergman, 1969) 7/10
20. Trollflöjten [The Magic Flute] (Ingmar Bergman, 1975) 8/10
21. Efter repetitionen [After the Rehearsal] (Ingmar Bergman, 1984) 7/10
22. Beröringen [The Touch] (Ingmar Bergman, 1971) 6/10
23. The Serpent's Egg (Ingmar Bergman, 1977) 7/10
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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » August 1st, 2020, 3:25 am

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Jacques Becker.

Repeat viewings:

23:Goupi mains rouges (1943)10.
24:Rendezvous in July (1949)9


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25: Edward and Caroline (1951)9

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Post by zuma » August 1st, 2020, 4:02 am

Manoel de Oliveira

82 - Party (1996) 7/10
83 - The Convent (1995) 5/10
84 - Francisca (1981) 8/10

That is it for me. This challenge was a blast and I could have continued for another month.

The only personal change I would make is to avoid the directors with a couple unseen. In most cases they are unseen for a reason.

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
73-75: Jean RouchShow

73 - The Lion Hunters (1966) 6/10
74 - The Human Pyramid (1961) 6/10
75 - Jaguar (1968) 6/10
76-78: Claude SautetShow

76 - Max and the Junkmen (1971) 8/10
77 - Vincent, François, Paul and the Others (1974) 7/10
78 - A Simple Story (1978) 6.5/10
79-81: Philippe GarrelShow

79 - Marie for Memory (1967) 5/10
80 - Les baisers de secours (1989) 7/10
81 - The Birth of Love (1993) 7/10
82-84: Manoel de OliveiraShow

82 - Party (1996) 7/10
83 - The Convent (1995) 5/10
84 - Francisca (1981) 8/10

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » August 1st, 2020, 4:54 am

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July 31st, 2020, 8:54 pm
Lucio Fulci

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Lucio Fulci, the Italian gore maestro, can make the stomach queasy while also delivering an excess of style and atmosphere to boot. While Fulci has dabbled in other genres like westerns (Four of the Apocalypse, Silver Saddle) and adventure films (he did a pair of White Fang films in the ‘70s for instance) and several others especially early in his career, he will always be remembered for his violent, controversial but also imaginative and haunting horror and giallo films such as Zombie, The Beyond, City of the Living Dead and Don’t Torture A Duckling.

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254. Murderock - Uccide a passo di danza a.k.a. Murder-Rock (1984)
255. Conquest (1983)
256. Zombi 3 (1988)
Fulci comes out guns a-blazin’ in Murder-Rock with a very stylish and suspenseful opening kill in a dance school (also anyone with a fear of needles might want to think twice about watching this one). The ‘80s vibe is very strong in this visually vibrant, music-driven slasher/giallo which is a lot of fun to watch at times, although it does drag a little in the second act. Regardless, the amount of sweat and pelvic thrusts in this one is pretty impressive.
Look up above at the cover to Conquest. It’s that. Just exactly that. If that looks awesome then watch it.
Zombie 3 is another one of these films with something of a troubled production history. Fulci was notoriously unhappy with the script (co-written by infamous Troll 2 auteur Claudio Fragrasso and his wife) and basically cut chunks of it out ultimately delivering about a 70 minute film to the producers. After a spat with them he left the project and our old friend Bruno Mattei, the second unit director), was brought in to flesh out the plot with additional scenes (along with Fragrasso as well). Mattei wasn’t able to bring back the lead actors so he basically added a bunch of new scenes that added a couple of different subplots. According to Mattei roughly 40% of the finished film is his. And you really can see the film basically wrestling between Mattei’s more in-your-face action and gore compared to Fulci’s more story-driven gore. The film is still entertaining to watch even if it isn’t entirely coherent in places. One other bit of trivia is that if you see the title Zombie 3 and wonder why there isn’t a Zombie 2, well, basically Fulci’s breakout zombie hit Zombie was actually Zombi 2 in Europe, having been marketed as a sequel to Dawn of the Dead which was called Zombi in Europe. I guess they didn’t want to confuse things even more by having it as Zombi 3 in Europe and Zombie 2 in the US and other territories. It’s also a little interesting that this not-sequel to a not-sequel to Dawn of the Dead actually has some thematic similarities to Day of the Dead. Anyway, I’ll stop now.
The Master at WorkShow
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)

Run #56: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)

Run #57: Robert Altman
226. Thieves Like Us (1974)
227. The Delinquents (1957)
228. Dr. T and the Women (2000)
229. Quintet (1979)

Run #58: Jack Hill
230. Blood Bath (1966)
231. The Raw Ones (1965)
232. La muerte viviente a.k.a. Isle of the Snake People (1971)

Run #59: Walter Hill
233. Undisputed (2002)
234. Supernova (2000)
235. Wild Bill (1995)

Run #60: Andy Milligan
236. Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)
237. Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)
238. Seeds (1968)

Run #61: Álex de la Iglesia
239. El bar a.k.a. The Bar (2017)
240. The Oxford Murders (2008)
241. Crimen ferpecto a.k.a. The Perfect Crime (2004)

Run #62: Francesco Rosi
242. Lucky Luciano (1973)
243. Diario napoletano a.k.a. Neapolitan Diary (1992)
244. Uomini contro a.k.a. Many Wars Ago (1970)

Run #63: Bruce McDonald
245: Hard Core Logo 2 (2010)
246. Music from the Big House (2010)
247. Hellions (2015)

Run #64: Cirio H. Santiago
248. Fly Me (1973)
249. The Devastator (1986)
250. Vampire Hookers (1978)

Run #65: John Ford
251. The Long Gray Line (1955)
252. Four Sons (1928)
253. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)

Run #66: Lucio Fulci
254. Murderock - Uccide a passo di danza a.k.a. Murder-Rock (1984)
255. Conquest (1983)
256. Zombi 3 (1988)
Hi flavo,I hope you are having a good weekend,I want to say thanks for hosting this challenge,and that I've really enjoyed reading your great write-ups on directors.

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » August 1st, 2020, 5:13 am

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William Castle.

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26:The Iron Glove (1954) 5


Whilst unable to mask the low budget it was made under, made visible in wide-shots showing the limited number of extras standing in line waiting to fight the hero, director William Castle & cinematographer Henry Freulich are still able to iron out a jaunty swashbuckler atmosphere, thanks to autumn colours being weaved across the screen giving it the appearance of a child’s history picture book,and elegant close-ups on Ann Brett,sending her beaming as a fair maiden.

Unable to decide if he is putting on a Scottish or Irish accent, (it changes from scene to scene) and later very critical on the title, Robert Stack visibly appears uneasy reading the chewy dialogue from 5 writers (!), which actually brings out a endearing side to Captain Charles Wogan, thanks to Wogan finding himself awkwardly stuck in the middle of a power play situation. Holding the glove with a feeling of adventure, alluring Ursula Thiess gives a wonderful turn as Ann Brett,thanks to Thiess welding Brett having all the eyes of the men on her, with a playful kick to fight for the iron glove.

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27:The Crime Doctor's Warning (1945)6

Based on a radio series by Max Marcin, director William Castle displays a early spark of showmanship in his work with Scarface (1932) cinematographer L. William O'Connell by taking inspiration from another radio series: The Shadow. Hanging on the edge of windows waiting for a blackout to occur, Castle gives the killer a mysterious pulpy aura,as he flies across rooms covered in thick shadows which only clear once he has flown away and the victim is left dead on the ground.

Keeping the good doctor on his toes with a neat Film Noir mystery which brushes off underhanded deadly dealings taking place in the art world underground, the screenplay by Eric Taylor enticingly fades into the edges of Horror. Taylor spins the prime suspect with regular blackouts that are used as pressure by his overbearing mother, and whilst the Hays Code was sadly in place, Taylor paints a macabre twist ending relating to the background of the killer, hinting at horrific actions which have not been modelled on the doctor’s warning.

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28: 13 Frightened Girls (1963) 7

Later calling the title “An international holiday” and displaying his trademark showman side by falsely claiming he had filmed 15 different versions of the movie (!) with a different actress in each one, director William Castle reunites with cinematographer Gordon Avil in continuing to depart from his Horror roots with a delightfully kitsch atmosphere. Jumping on the post-007 spy bandwagon early, Castle uses his eye for a gimmick in shimmering gold knives dripping with blood red paint placed in the bodies by agents stabbing for a jump-scare. Following Candy and her classmates leaving a idealistic boarding school in Switzerland for espionage deeds in London, Castle uniquely crosses the spy antics with the stylisation of teen Comedy flicks of the era,with hip kitsch splashes of glossy pink, yellow and red keeping Candy and her fellow students groovy with each take down.

Taking to heart the spirit of the spy genre by working under the cover of a cute teen flick, the screenplay by Robert Dillon originally called The Candy Web, wonderfully continues in the direction of Castle’s Zotz! (1962-also reviewed) by being a playfully sly Cold War Comedy, heated up with satirical dialogue between American Candy and Chinese student Mai-Ling on the frosty relation between both countries. Winning the role in a talent show contest run by Castle,Kathy Dunn gives a charming performance as Candy, whose sleuth spying skills Dunn twangs with a flirty quick-witted edge, keeping all unaware of Candy untangling the candy web.
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Post by allisoncm » August 1st, 2020, 5:18 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 #24: 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 #25: 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 #26: 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 #27: 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) 5/10 (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)

Director #28: Allan Dwan
125. I Dream of Jeanie (1952, Allan Dwan ) 6/10
126. Human Cargo (1936, Allan Dwan) 6.1/10 Kind of a cheap His Girl Friday. Not bad, but not great.
127. Josette (1938, Allan Dwan) 6/10
128. Mabel’s Room (1944) 6.2/10 Toward the end it started to turn into a screwball comedy, but not as good as a Preston Sturges or Howard Hawks film.

Director #29: Henry King
129. One More Spring (1935) 6.2/10
130. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) 5.5/10
131. Ramona (1936) 5.6/10

Director #30: Michael Curtiz
132. A Breath of Scandal (1960, Michael Curtiz) 5.1/10 Film #1
133. Bright Lights (1930, Michael Curtiz) 4/10 Film #2
134. Alias the Doctor (1932, Michael Curtiz) 6/10 Film #3
135. The Perfect Specimen (1937, Michael Curtiz) 6/10 Errol Flynn irked me less than usual. Film #4
136. A Soldier's Plaything (1930, Michael Curtiz) 5.1/10 Film #5
137. The Helen Morgan Story (1957, Michael Curtiz) 6.1/10 A little dramatic and riddled with untrue things, but it was worth a watch. Film #6
138. Mandalay (1934, Michael Curtiz) movie was a 6/10 but the ending was a 10/10 = translates to 7/10 Film #7
139. Die Sklavenkönigin/Moon of Israel (1924, Michael Curtiz) 5.5/10 Film #8
140. Stolen Holiday (1937, Michael Curtiz) 6.5/10 Film #9
141. Goodbye Again (1933, Michael Curtiz) 5/10 Film #10
142. The Keyhole (1933) 5.5 Film #11 Pretty melodramatic.
143. Daughters Courageous (1939, Michael Curtiz) Film #12 5/10
144. Captains of the Clouds (1942, Michael Curtiz) Film #13 5.5/10
145. The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949, Michael Curtiz) Film #14 5/10
146. The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956, Michael Curtiz) Film #15
147. The Vagabond King (1956, Michael Curtiz) Film #16 4/10
148. A tolonc (1915, Michael Curtiz) Film #17 6/10


Director #31: René Clair
149. The Flame of New Orleans (1941, René Clair) 5.9/10
150. Tout l'or du monde/All the Gold in the World (1961, René Clair) 5.9/10
151. Le Dernier milliardaire (1934, René Clair) 5.5/10
Director #32: John Ford
152. Riley the Cop (1928, John Ford)
153. The Rising of the Moon (1957, John Ford)
154. The Plough and the Stars (1936, John Ford)

I had another director lined up, but since I had completed most of their filmography and one of the remaining films I had was a short, I opted for John Ford to be my final director.

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » August 1st, 2020, 5:21 am

jdidaco wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 4:39 am
(Screenshots from 'The Girl on the Bridge' and 'The Fat Man'),

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Max Nosseck

61. Kill or Be Killed (Max Nosseck, 1950) 7/10
62. The Hoodlum (Max Nosseck, 1951) 8/10
63. Garden of Eden (Max Nosseck, 1954) 5.5/10

Hugo Haas

64. The Girl on the Bridge (Hugo Haas, 1951) 8.5/10
65. One Girl's Confession (Hugo Haas, 1953) 7.5/10
66. Night of the Quarter Moon (Hugo Haas, 1959) 6.5/10

William Castle

67. Hollywood Story (William Castle, 1951) 8/10
78. The Fat Man (William Castle, 1951) 7.5/10
69. The Old Dark House (William Castle, 1963) 6/10

Franco Rossi

70. Morte di un amico (Death of a Friend, Franco Rossi, 1960) 9/10
71. Giovinezza giovinezza (Youth March, Franco Rossi, 1969) 9.5/10
72. Come una rosa al naso (Pure as a Lily, Franco Rossi, 1976) 7/10

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That's it for me! Thank you again for hosting, flavo (and for the wonderful director write-ups)!

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1. Pesn o geroyakh (Song of Heroes, Joris Ivens, 1932) 8/10
2. Les aventures de Till L'Espiègle (Bold Adventure, Gérard Philipe & Joris Ivens, 1956) 6.5/10
3. L'Italia non è un paese povero (Italy Is Not a Poor Country, Joris Ivens and Paolo Taviani & Vittorio Taviani & Valentino Orsini, 1960) 10/10
4. Nus masculins (François Reichenbach, 1954) 9/10 (24 min), Last Spring (François Reichenbach, 1954) 8.5/10 (22 min), A la mémoire du rock (François Reichenbach, 1963) 8/10 (11 min), Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot: Bonnie and Clyde (François Reichenbach & Eddy Matalon, 1967) 7.5/10 (4 min) (Total: 61 min)
5. 13 jours en France (13 Days in France, Claude Lelouch & François Reichenbach, 1968) 8/10
6. ¿No oyes ladrar los perros?/Entends-tu les chiens aboyer? (Do You Hear the Dogs Barking?, François Reichenbach, 1975) 8/10
7. Stereo (Tile 3B of a CAEE Educational Mosaic) (David Cronenberg, 1969) 7.5/10
8. Crimes of the Future (David Cronenberg, 1970) 7/10
9. Secret Weapons (David Cronenberg, 1972) 6/10 (21 min), The Lie Chair (David Cronenberg, 1976) 6/10 (27 min), The Italian Machine (David Cronenberg, 1976) 5.5/10 (24 min) (Total: 72 min)
10. Glorious (Guy Maddin, 2008) 7.5/10 (12 min), It's My Mother's Birthday Today (Guy Maddin, 2008) 6.5/10 (5 min), Night Mayor (Guy Maddin, 2009) 7.5/10 (14 min), Only Dream Things (Guy Maddin, 2012) 9/10 (20 min), Puberty, Elms, Colours, Cold (Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson, 2014) 7.5/10 (10 min) (Total: 61 min)
11. Seances (Guy Maddin, 2016) 8.5/10
12. The Green Fog (Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson & Galen Johnson, 2017) 8/10
13. Pour un sou d'amour (For One Cent's Worth of Love, Jean Grémillon, 1932) 7.5/10
14. ¡Centinela, alerta! (Guard! Alert!, Jean Grémillon & Luis Buñuel, 1937) 7/10
15. L'étrange Madame X (The Strange Madame X, Jean Grémillon 1951) 9/10
16. El tango del viudo y su espejo deformante (The Tango of the Widower and Its Distorting Mirror, Raúl Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento, 1967/2020) 7.5/10
17. La colonia penal (The Penal Colony, Raúl Ruiz, 1970) 7.5/10
18. Bérénice (Raúl Ruiz, 1983) 8.5/10
19. Greta - Haus ohne Männer (Greta the Mad Butcher, Jesús Franco, 1977) 6.5/10
20. Eugenie (Historia de una perversión) (Wicked Memoirs of Eugenie, Jesús Franco, 1980) 8/10
21. Los blues de la calle Pop (Aventuras de Felipe Malboro, volumen 8) (Pop Street Blues, Jesús Franco, 1983) 7.5/10
22. Clandestino destino (A Clandestine Destiny, Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, 1987) 6.5/10
23. Escrito en el cuerpo de la noche (Written on the Body of the Night, Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, 2001) 7/10
24. El malogrado amor de Sebastián (Sebastian's Ill-fated Love, Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, 2006) 8.5/10 (10/10 to the last 15 minutes)
25. La peur (Fear, Viktor Tourjansky, 1936) 8/10
26. La Venere di Cheronea (Goddess of Love, Viktor Tourjansky & Fernando Cerchio, 1957) 7/10
27. I cosacchi (The Cossacks, Viktor Tourjansky & Giorgio Venturini, 1960) 8/10
28. The Mysterious Mr. Davis (Claude Autant-Lara, 1936-39) 6/10
29. Lettres d'amour (Love Letters, Claude Autant-Lara, 1942) 8/10
30. Les sept péchés capitaux (The Seven Deadly Sins, Claude Autant-Lara, Eduardo De Filippo, Jean Dréville, Yves Allégret, Carlo Rim, Roberto Rossellini and Georges Lacombe, 1952) 8/10
31. Les sept péchés capitaux (The Seven Deadly Sins, Roger Vadim, Sylvain Dhomme & Max Douy, Édouard Molinaro, Philippe de Broca, Jacques Demy, Jean-Luc Godard and Claude Chabrol, 1961) 7.5/10
32. Château en Suède (Nutty, Naughty Chateau, Roger Vadim, 1963) 7/10
33. The Hot Touch (Roger Vadim, 1981) 6.5/10
34. Ghost in the Noonday Sun (Peter Medak & Spike Milligan, 1973) 5/10
35. The Rocking Horse Winner (Peter Medak, 1977) 7.5/10 (30 min), Nabokov on Kafka (Peter Medak, 1989) 8.5/10 (30 min) (Total: 60 min)
36. The Ghost of Peter Sellers (Peter Medak, 2018) 7.5/10
37. Her Sister's Secret (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1946) 8/10
38. St. Benny the Dip (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1951) 7/10
39. Babes in Bagdad (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1952) 5.5/10
40. O Caçula do Barulho (Troublemaker Kid, Riccardo Freda, 1949) 7/10
41. Maciste alla corte del Gran Khan (Maciste at the Court of the Great Khan, Riccardo Freda, 1961) 8/10
42. Il magnifico avventuriero (The Magnificent Adventurer, Riccardo Freda, 1963) 8/10
43. La ligne de mire (Line of Sight, Jean-Daniel Pollet, 1960) 9/10
44. Le sang (The Blood, Jean-Daniel Pollet, 1971) 9/10
45. Dieu sait quoi (God Only Knows, Jean-Daniel Pollet, 1994) 9/10
46. Five Minutes to Love (John Hayes, 1963) 7/10
47. Help Wanted Female (John Hayes, 1968) 6/10
48. Dream No Evil (John Hayes, 1970) 8/10
49. Salambò (The Loves of Salammbo, Sergio Grieco, 1960) 9/10
50. La regina dei tartari (The Queen of the Tartars, Sergio Grieco, 1960) 7.5/10
51. Il sergente Klems (Sergeant Klems, Sergio Grieco, 1971) 8/10
52. Natation/Olympic Swimmers (Gilles Carle, 1963) 7/10 (27 min), Patte mouillée/The Big Swim (Gilles Carle, 1964) 7.5/10 (9 min), L'âge de la machine/The Machine Age (Gilles Carle, 1977) 9/10 (28 min) (Total: 64 min)
53. Le viol d'une jeune fille douce (The Rape of a Sweet Young Girl, Gilles Carle, 1968) 7.5/10
54. Les mâles (The Men, Gilles Carle, 1971) 7.5/10
55. Les plus belles escroqueries du monde (The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers, Claude Chabrol, Hiromichi Horikawa, Roman Polanski, Ugo Gregoretti and Jean-Luc Godard, 1964) 7.5/10
56. Marie Chantal contre Dr. Kha (Blue Panther, Claude Chabrol, 1965) 7.5/10
57. Folies bourgeoises (The Twist, Claude Chabrol, 1976) 5/10
58. The Million Eyes of Sumuru (Lindsay Shonteff, 1967) 5/10
59. Clegg (Lindsay Shonteff, 1970) 7/10
60. How Sleep the Brave (Lindsay Shonteff, 1982) 7.5/10
Hi JD,I hope your weekend is going well & I enjoyed reading your challenge reports. I was wondering how you found Fenella Fielding in Old Dark House to be?

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Post by sebby » August 1st, 2020, 9:56 am

joseph losey

01 The Servant (1963)
02 The Go-Between (1971)
03 The Prowler (1951)

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » August 1st, 2020, 9:58 am

flavo5000 wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 8:54 pm
Lucio Fulci



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254. Murderock - Uccide a passo di danza a.k.a. Murder-Rock (1984)
255. Conquest (1983)
256. Zombi 3 (1988)

Look up above at the cover to Conquest. It’s that. Just exactly that. If that looks awesome then watch it.
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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)

Run #56: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)

Run #57: Robert Altman
226. Thieves Like Us (1974)
227. The Delinquents (1957)
228. Dr. T and the Women (2000)
229. Quintet (1979)

Run #58: Jack Hill
230. Blood Bath (1966)
231. The Raw Ones (1965)
232. La muerte viviente a.k.a. Isle of the Snake People (1971)

Run #59: Walter Hill
233. Undisputed (2002)
234. Supernova (2000)
235. Wild Bill (1995)

Run #60: Andy Milligan
236. Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)
237. Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)
238. Seeds (1968)

Run #61: Álex de la Iglesia
239. El bar a.k.a. The Bar (2017)
240. The Oxford Murders (2008)
241. Crimen ferpecto a.k.a. The Perfect Crime (2004)

Run #62: Francesco Rosi
242. Lucky Luciano (1973)
243. Diario napoletano a.k.a. Neapolitan Diary (1992)
244. Uomini contro a.k.a. Many Wars Ago (1970)

Run #63: Bruce McDonald
245: Hard Core Logo 2 (2010)
246. Music from the Big House (2010)
247. Hellions (2015)

Run #64: Cirio H. Santiago
248. Fly Me (1973)
249. The Devastator (1986)
250. Vampire Hookers (1978)

Run #65: John Ford
251. The Long Gray Line (1955)
252. Four Sons (1928)
253. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)

Run #66: Lucio Fulci
254. Murderock - Uccide a passo di danza a.k.a. Murder-Rock (1984)
255. Conquest (1983)
256. Zombi 3 (1988)
That cover sure looks awesome.

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Post by albajos » August 1st, 2020, 10:34 am

Edgar Wright

1. Hot Fuzz (2007)
2. The World's End (2013)
3. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

4. Scott Pilgrim vs the World (2010)
5. Baby Driver (2017)
6. A Fistful of Fingers (1995)

and that is actually all his features (so far). Was also going to see all of Spaced but the library messed up the reservation.


Edgar Wright
Pro: Attention to detail and filling the frame with information, writes/co-writes all movies. Knows how to use "pop" music to elevate a scene (which a movie like Suicide Squad fails)
Con: All movies are male-centric

!seen 6

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » August 1st, 2020, 11:03 am

(Screenshots from '6 Hours to Live' and 'Mascara')

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William Dieterle
76. 6 Hours to Live (1932) - 9/10
77. Portrait of Jennie (1948) - 10/10
78. Dark City (1950) - 8/10

Henri Pachard (Ron Sullivan)
79. Babylon Pink (1979) - 7 or 7.5/10
80. The Budding of Brie (1980) - 7.5/10
81. Mascara (1983) - 9.5/10

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It proved to be a beautifully engaging and rewarding challenge, flavo! Thanks for the great idea and for hosting it so wonderfully throughout the month. I hope Run the Director will return as a challenge in the not-too-distant future!

:cheers:
That's all, folks!

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Post by nimimerkillinen » August 1st, 2020, 12:15 pm

SpoilerShow
1. Next of Kin (1984) Atom Egoyan
2. Family Viewing (1987) Atom Egoyan
3. Speaking Parts (1989) Atom Egoyan
4. Where the Truth Lies (2005) Atom Egoyan
5. The Heat (2015) Paul Feig
6. Spy (2015) Paul Feig
7. A Simple Favor (2018) Paul Feig

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » August 1st, 2020, 12:49 pm

I'm finishing the challenge with a continuation of my Brian De Palma-run

41. Brian De Palma #11 - Raising Cain (1992, Brian De Palma): 6.5 - I found it's best to approach a De Palma film the way I do with gialli (a genre he has a lot in common with); don't think to hard about the plot, don't be bothered with the lack of character development, but just sit back and enjoy the film style, sweeping music and execution of tropes. And this goes especially for Raising Cain. A film that is so completely over the top with De Palma pushing tropes to their breaking points, it walks the fine line between ridiculous bad and insanely amusing. Lithgow's holds-no-barred acting fits right into this style. (Apparently there is a director's approved fan-cut based on the original script available, which sounds better cause it fixes many of the plot and pacing issues)

42. Brian De Palma #12 - Domino (2019, Brian De Palma): 5.2 - So it's best not to think to much about the plot; the plot in this is extremely unoriginal and dumb, but unfortunately there is also very little else to enjoy in this very uninspired and lackluster thriller about Danish cops hunting some terrorists. It's only in the final set piece with a potential terrorist bombing in a bullfighting arena that De Palma shows his (old) skills of building tension. The movie meanwhile is full of his thematic interest about the depiction of violence in media. De Palma really hammers home with the constant showing of videos of a beheading the fact that the real world depiction of violence in home-videos of execution by terrorist are worst than anything he ever done in his movies.
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1. Sacha Guitry #1 - Faisons un rêve... [Let's Make a Dream] (1936, Sacha Guitry): 6.5
2. Sacha Guitry #2 - Le nouveau testament [The New Testament] (1936, Sacha Guitry): 6.8
3. Sacha Guitry #3 - Mon père avait raison [My Father Was Right] (1936, Sacha Guitry): 6.2
4. Sacha Guitry #4 - Quadrille (1938, Sacha Guitry); 5.2
5. King Hu #1 - Da zui xia [Come Drink with Me] (1966, King Hu) rewatch: 6.5 > 7.8 -
6.King Hu #2 - Xia nü [A Touch of Zen] (1971, King Hu) rewatch: 7.5 > 7.8
7. King Hu #3 - Ying chun ge zhi Fengbo [The Fate of Lee Khan] (1973, King Hu): 7.5
8. King Hu #4 - Kong shan ling yu [Raining in the Mountain] (1979, King Hu): 7.5
9. Billy Wilder #1 - The Major and the Minor (1942, Billy Wilder): 7.5
10. Billy Wilder #2 - Ace in the Hole (1951, Billy Wilder) rewatch: 8.5 > 8.5
11. Billy Wilder #3 - Stalag 17 (1953, Billy Wilder) rewatch: 8.2 > 8.5
12. Billy Wilder #4 - One, Two, Three (1961, Billy Wilder): 8.0
13. Billy Wilder #5 - Irma la Douce (1963, Billy Wilder) rewatch: 8.0 > 8.0
14. Billy Wilder #6 - The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970, Billy Wilder): 7.2
15. Billy Wilder #7 - Fedora (1978, Billy Wilder): 7.2
16. Takashi Miike #1 - Dead or Alive: Hanzaisha [Dead or Alive] (1999, Takashi Miike): 6.2
17. Takashi Miike #2 - Dead or Alive 2: Tôbôsha [Dead or Alive 2: Birds] (2000, Takashi Miike): 7.0
18. Takashi Miike #3 - Dead or Alive: Final (2002, Takashi Miike): 5.5
19. Robert Aldrich #1 - The Flight of the Phoenix (1965, Robert Aldrich): 7.2
20. Robert Aldrich #2 - Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964, Robert Aldrich): 7.5
21. Robert Aldrich #3 - Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977, Robert Aldrich): 7.2
22. Robert Altman #1 - That Cold Day in the Park (1969, Robert Altman): 7.8
23. Robert Altman #2 - Images (1972, Robert Altman): 8.0
24. Robert Altman #3 - Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982, Robert Altman): 8.0
25. Robert Altman #4 - Gosford Park (2001, Robert Altman) rewatch: 7.0 > 7.8
26. Robert Altman #5 - Kansas City (1996, Robert Altman): 7.0
27. Umberto Lenzi #1 - Spasmo (1974, Umberto Lenzi): 6.8
28. Umberto Lenzi #2 - Gatti rossi in un labirinto di vetro [Eyeball] (1975, Umberto Lenzi): 7.0
29. Umberto Lenzi #3 - La guerra del ferro [Ironmaster] (1983, Umberto Lenzi): 4.5
30. Umberto Lenzi #4 - Nightmare Beach (1988, Umberto Lenzi): 5.5
31. Brian De Palma #1 - The Wedding Party (1969, Brian De Palma): 5.8
32. Brian De Palma #2 - Greetings (1968, Brian De Palma): 4.2
33. Brian De Palma #3 - Hi, Mom! (1970, Brian De Palma): 5.5
34. Brian De Palma #4 - Sisters (1973, Brian De Palma): 7.0
35. Brian De Palma #5 - Phantom of the Paradise (1974, Brian De Palma): 7.2
36. Brian De Palma #6 - Obsession (1976, Brian De Palma): 6.8
37. Brian De Palma #7 - Carrie (1976, Brian De Palma) rewatch: 6.0 > 7.5
38. Brian De Palma #8 - The Fury (1978, Brian De Palma): 6.8
39. Brian De Palma #9 - Scarface (1983, Brian De Palma) rewatch: 8.0(?)* > 7.2
40. Brian De Palma #10 - Body Double (1984, Brian De Palma): 7.0

Thanks Flavo for running this challenge :thumbsup: and all your great write-ups, same goes for sol, St. Gloede, mdf and some others.
I will def vote for doing this one again next year!
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July 31st, 2020, 8:54 pm
Lucio Fulci

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Lucio Fulci, the Italian gore maestro, can make the stomach queasy while also delivering an excess of style and atmosphere to boot. While Fulci has dabbled in other genres like westerns (Four of the Apocalypse, Silver Saddle) and adventure films (he did a pair of White Fang films in the ‘70s for instance) and several others especially early in his career, he will always be remembered for his violent, controversial but also imaginative and haunting horror and giallo films such as Zombie, The Beyond, City of the Living Dead and Don’t Torture A Duckling.

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254. Murderock - Uccide a passo di danza a.k.a. Murder-Rock (1984)
255. Conquest (1983)
256. Zombi 3 (1988)
Fulci comes out guns a-blazin’ in Murder-Rock with a very stylish and suspenseful opening kill in a dance school (also anyone with a fear of needles might want to think twice about watching this one). The ‘80s vibe is very strong in this visually vibrant, music-driven slasher/giallo which is a lot of fun to watch at times, although it does drag a little in the second act. Regardless, the amount of sweat and pelvic thrusts in this one is pretty impressive.
Look up above at the cover to Conquest. It’s that. Just exactly that. If that looks awesome then watch it.
Zombie 3 is another one of these films with something of a troubled production history. Fulci was notoriously unhappy with the script (co-written by infamous Troll 2 auteur Claudio Fragrasso and his wife) and basically cut chunks of it out ultimately delivering about a 70 minute film to the producers. After a spat with them he left the project and our old friend Bruno Mattei, the second unit director), was brought in to flesh out the plot with additional scenes (along with Fragrasso as well). Mattei wasn’t able to bring back the lead actors so he basically added a bunch of new scenes that added a couple of different subplots. According to Mattei roughly 40% of the finished film is his. And you really can see the film basically wrestling between Mattei’s more in-your-face action and gore compared to Fulci’s more story-driven gore. The film is still entertaining to watch even if it isn’t entirely coherent in places. One other bit of trivia is that if you see the title Zombie 3 and wonder why there isn’t a Zombie 2, well, basically Fulci’s breakout zombie hit Zombie was actually Zombi 2 in Europe, having been marketed as a sequel to Dawn of the Dead which was called Zombi in Europe. I guess they didn’t want to confuse things even more by having it as Zombi 3 in Europe and Zombie 2 in the US and other territories. It’s also a little interesting that this not-sequel to a not-sequel to Dawn of the Dead actually has some thematic similarities to Day of the Dead. Anyway, I’ll stop now.
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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)

Run #56: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)

Run #57: Robert Altman
226. Thieves Like Us (1974)
227. The Delinquents (1957)
228. Dr. T and the Women (2000)
229. Quintet (1979)

Run #58: Jack Hill
230. Blood Bath (1966)
231. The Raw Ones (1965)
232. La muerte viviente a.k.a. Isle of the Snake People (1971)

Run #59: Walter Hill
233. Undisputed (2002)
234. Supernova (2000)
235. Wild Bill (1995)

Run #60: Andy Milligan
236. Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)
237. Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)
238. Seeds (1968)

Run #61: Álex de la Iglesia
239. El bar a.k.a. The Bar (2017)
240. The Oxford Murders (2008)
241. Crimen ferpecto a.k.a. The Perfect Crime (2004)

Run #62: Francesco Rosi
242. Lucky Luciano (1973)
243. Diario napoletano a.k.a. Neapolitan Diary (1992)
244. Uomini contro a.k.a. Many Wars Ago (1970)

Run #63: Bruce McDonald
245: Hard Core Logo 2 (2010)
246. Music from the Big House (2010)
247. Hellions (2015)

Run #64: Cirio H. Santiago
248. Fly Me (1973)
249. The Devastator (1986)
250. Vampire Hookers (1978)

Run #65: John Ford
251. The Long Gray Line (1955)
252. Four Sons (1928)
253. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)

Run #66: Lucio Fulci
254. Murderock - Uccide a passo di danza a.k.a. Murder-Rock (1984)
255. Conquest (1983)
256. Zombi 3 (1988)
Hi flavo,I hope you are having a good weekend,I want to say thanks for hosting this challenge,and that I've really enjoyed reading your great write-ups on directors.

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Thanks, you too! Especially the very detailed Seijun Suzuki breakdown. He's a consistently interesting director even when his films don't totally work.

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Post by flavo5000 » August 1st, 2020, 12:54 pm

Lonewolf2003 wrote:
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254. Murderock - Uccide a passo di danza a.k.a. Murder-Rock (1984)
255. Conquest (1983)
256. Zombi 3 (1988)

Look up above at the cover to Conquest. It’s that. Just exactly that. If that looks awesome then watch it.
The Master at WorkShow
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)

Run #56: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)

Run #57: Robert Altman
226. Thieves Like Us (1974)
227. The Delinquents (1957)
228. Dr. T and the Women (2000)
229. Quintet (1979)

Run #58: Jack Hill
230. Blood Bath (1966)
231. The Raw Ones (1965)
232. La muerte viviente a.k.a. Isle of the Snake People (1971)

Run #59: Walter Hill
233. Undisputed (2002)
234. Supernova (2000)
235. Wild Bill (1995)

Run #60: Andy Milligan
236. Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)
237. Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)
238. Seeds (1968)

Run #61: Álex de la Iglesia
239. El bar a.k.a. The Bar (2017)
240. The Oxford Murders (2008)
241. Crimen ferpecto a.k.a. The Perfect Crime (2004)

Run #62: Francesco Rosi
242. Lucky Luciano (1973)
243. Diario napoletano a.k.a. Neapolitan Diary (1992)
244. Uomini contro a.k.a. Many Wars Ago (1970)

Run #63: Bruce McDonald
245: Hard Core Logo 2 (2010)
246. Music from the Big House (2010)
247. Hellions (2015)

Run #64: Cirio H. Santiago
248. Fly Me (1973)
249. The Devastator (1986)
250. Vampire Hookers (1978)

Run #65: John Ford
251. The Long Gray Line (1955)
252. Four Sons (1928)
253. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)

Run #66: Lucio Fulci
254. Murderock - Uccide a passo di danza a.k.a. Murder-Rock (1984)
255. Conquest (1983)
256. Zombi 3 (1988)
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#596

Post by flavo5000 » August 1st, 2020, 1:00 pm

Hey folks. The OP has updated for the penultimate time. Please check your stats again to make sure everything is up to date!

I'll post the final results probably tomorrow morning (CST time), so that'll give about 24 hours to wrap up any write-ups or last minute posts you guys may have (I've got four more write-ups to do myself... :sweat: ).

I hope everybody had fun with this one! I wonder if a challenge with basically the same rules would work for an actor filmography. :think:

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Post by hurluberlu » August 1st, 2020, 1:12 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 1:00 pm
I wonder if a challenge with basically the same rules would work for an actor filmography. :think:
I think so (with signifcant roles obviously) - I would be interested in a similar challenge for ost composers as well.
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Post by flavo5000 » August 1st, 2020, 1:43 pm

Agnès Varda

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Agnès Varda has had a long and fruitful career as both a precursor to and central figure of the French New Wave. Using her background in photography to master framing, composition and lighting, Varda has created an over 60 year legacy of films with a distinctly feminine viewpoint and a combined aesthetic of documentary and experimentation that results in unique, charming and insightful films that are as much a joy to watch as they most likely were to film.

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257. Jacquot de Nantes (1991)
258. Les créatures (1966)
259. Les plages d'Agnès a.k.a. The Beaches of Agnès (2008)
Jacquot de Nantes was made shortly after the death of Jacques Demy, Varda’s husband of nearly thirty years and noted filmmaker himself. Using a combination of fictionalized biopic, documentary footage and clips from his films, Varda tells Demy’s story, and in particular a focus on his childhood, in the only way she knows how. It’s both whimsical and deeply sad, a fitting tribute to the love of her life.
Les créatures is an odd film that wasn’t critically or commercially successful at its time of release but has aged fairly well in many eyes. It involves a writer and his wife who are involved in a car accident of his own devising and the bizarre fusing of reality and fiction that transpires in the wake of it. It takes quite a while before you can even begin to puzzle out what exactly is happening as the movie weaves in and out of the writer’s story, manifesting surreal parts of it as physical manifestations making it difficult both for the writer as well as the viewer to sort out what is and isn’t real. I can see why it had a lot of detractors on initial release, but I think Les créatures is worth a re-evaluation as an abstract, surrealist film that, even with its flaws, is worth watching.
I couldn’t imagine a more fitting capper to Varda’s career than the autobiographical documentary The Beaches of Agnès. It is by turns playful, melancholy, experimental, impish, whimsical, reflective, touching and a little bit pretentious which really sums up Varda herself. This may actually be one of my favorite Varda films actually.
The Master at WorkShow
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)

Run #56: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)

Run #57: Robert Altman
226. Thieves Like Us (1974)
227. The Delinquents (1957)
228. Dr. T and the Women (2000)
229. Quintet (1979)

Run #58: Jack Hill
230. Blood Bath (1966)
231. The Raw Ones (1965)
232. La muerte viviente a.k.a. Isle of the Snake People (1971)

Run #59: Walter Hill
233. Undisputed (2002)
234. Supernova (2000)
235. Wild Bill (1995)

Run #60: Andy Milligan
236. Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)
237. Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)
238. Seeds (1968)

Run #61: Álex de la Iglesia
239. El bar a.k.a. The Bar (2017)
240. The Oxford Murders (2008)
241. Crimen ferpecto a.k.a. The Perfect Crime (2004)

Run #62: Francesco Rosi
242. Lucky Luciano (1973)
243. Diario napoletano a.k.a. Neapolitan Diary (1992)
244. Uomini contro a.k.a. Many Wars Ago (1970)

Run #63: Bruce McDonald
245: Hard Core Logo 2 (2010)
246. Music from the Big House (2010)
247. Hellions (2015)

Run #64: Cirio H. Santiago
248. Fly Me (1973)
249. The Devastator (1986)
250. Vampire Hookers (1978)

Run #65: John Ford
251. The Long Gray Line (1955)
252. Four Sons (1928)
253. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)

Run #66: Lucio Fulci
254. Murderock - Uccide a passo di danza a.k.a. Murder-Rock (1984)
255. Conquest (1983)
256. Zombi 3 (1988)

Run #67: Agnès Varda
257. Jacquot de Nantes (1991)
258. Les créatures (1966)
259. Les plages d'Agnès a.k.a. The Beaches of Agnès (2008)

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Post by OldAle1 » August 1st, 2020, 1:52 pm

They Don't Take Direction, They Give ItShow

1 - The Filmmaker Neil Breen, The Light of This World

1. Double Down (2005)
2. I Am Here....Now (2009)
3. Fateful Findings (2013)
4. Pass Thru (2016)
5. Twisted Pair (2018)

2 - Brett Kelly, the David Michael Latt of the North

6. Hell at My Heels (2011)
7. Rise of the Black Bat (2012)
8. Jesse James: Lawman (2015)

3 - Claude Jutra - dour Quebecker making dire films in Ontario & BC

9. Dreamspeaker (1976)
10. Surfacing (1981)
11. By Design (1981)

4 - Robert Zemeckis - mid-century Americana through rose-colored glasses, plus monsters

12. I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
13. Beowulf (2007)
14. Back to the Future (1985) (re-watch)
15. Back to the Future Part II (1989) (re-watch)
16. Back to the Future Part III (1990) (re-watch)

John Sturges - Later Classic-Era Tough Guy

17. The Scarlet Coat (1955)
18. The Sign of the Ram (1948)
19. Shadowed (1946)
20. Alias Mr. Twilight (1946)
21. The Capture (1950)
22. The People Against O'Hara (1951)
23. Underwater! (1955)
24. The Old Man and the Sea (1958)
25. Sergeants 3 (1962)

Don Edmonds - Sultan of Sleaze

26. Tender Loving Care (1972)
27. Ilsa: She-Wolf of the S.S. (1975) (re-watch)
28. Ilsa: Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1976)

Alvin Rakoff - Canuck jack-of-all-genres

29. City on Fire (1979)
30. King Solomon's Treasure (1979)
31. Death Ship (1980)

Lloyd A. Simandl - lingerie, shower & leather fetishist, purveyor of awful cinema

32. Autumn Born (1979)
33. Ladies of the Lotus (1987)
34. Possession (1987)
35. Empire of Ash aka Empire of Ash II (1988)
36. Empire of Ash III (1989)

Denys Arcand - talky, mordant chronicler of the way we live now

37. Seul ou avec d'autres / Alone or with Others (co-directed with Denis Héroux and Stéphane Venne, 1962)'
38. Réjeanne Padovani (1973)
39. L'âge des ténèbres / The Age of Ignorance (2007)
40. Le règne de la beauté / An Eye for Beauty (2014)

Rafal Zielinski - purveyor of generic 80s teen comedy schlock

41. Screwballs (1983)
42. Loose Screws aka Screwballs II (1985)
43. Recruits (1986)
44. State Park (1988)
45. Last Resort aka National Lampoon's Last Resort (1994)
Steven Spielberg, Poet of Suburban Adolescent Dreams

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I don't think I need to give y'all a bio of this gentleman, do I? So I'll just offer a personal reflection... growing up in southern, semi-rural Wisconsin in the 1970s and 1980s, the only movies I had access to were what showed up on the 4 TV channels we had, and occasional trips to the movie theater. I was in many ways the stereotypical geeky kid - thin, gangly, a voracious reader, bad at sports but good at learning, heavily picked on, largely friendless, and I gravitated like many to fantasy and science fiction, to video games, to models of Star Trek space ships, etc. It's not surprise that Spielberg was the first director whose name I knew, and the first director I wanted to follow - as much as I could in those days of limited choices. He very much made films that I could identify with - though I lacked the critical language to even understand that identification at the time - and for the 10 years from Close Encounters to Empire of the Sun, he was my guy. In the late 80s I became a "cineaste", whatever that is, and of course it was a requirement that I put aside foolish childhood things like Spielberg - and I did, for a while. But by the late 90s my nostalgia was catching up to me, and I started to love some of his films again, and throughout the following decades I have generally seen his new work and found most of it at least worth seeing, if little is either sublime (A.I.) or dreadful (Ready Player One). Here, a selection of both revived memories and new ones...

46. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (re-watch)
47. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) (re-watch)

13th viewing at a guess on Raiders. I first saw this when it came out, in my 16th summer, and several more times in the cinema then, and a few times in college and thereafter, and now probably about 4 times on DVD. At one point it was probably my favorite or second-favorite (after Star Wars) film, but of course in those days I'd seen precious little. The bloom has come off to a significant extent, and at this point it's not even in my almost-900 favorites list. It's still got a lot of great qualities - Harrison Ford, a fairly limited actor, is nearly as perfect for the lead as he is for Han Solo, and the rest of the cast is awfully solid as well. It's nicely shot, it's got a typically rousing John Williams score, and the basic idea is wonderful to a guy like me who grew up on old movie serials - like the director did, though I of course saw them on TV - and adventure stories by the likes of Burroughs (E.R, not W.S.). But the undercurrents of racism - a casual and unthinking racism to be sure, not outright hostility - and the way Karen Allen goes from seemingly a potentially equal partner in the adventure to damsel in distress - rubbed me increasingly wrong over the years. At this point I'm able to enjoy the good much more than I'm dismayed by the bad, but it's still problematic.

Even more challenging to watch is Temple of Doom, which I'm probably up to an 8th viewing on. I actually remember the circumstances of my first (two) viewings well - I and my best buddy at the time, Bob, stood in line for hours on opening night for the midnight first showing at the old McClurg Court Theater in downtown Chicago - before it got chopped up it was the biggest screen in the city. Alas midnight sold out so we decided to stick it out for the 2:30 AM second showing (this was probably one of the earliest round-the-clock runs in the oncoming blockbuster revolution) - and then we stuck around for the next show at 5:00 AM. I'm sure we missed some classes - given my poor college record I'm tempted to say I missed an exam, maybe even a final, but I really don't remember, and that was freshman year when I was still trying a *little*. Anyway this magnifies the significant problems from the first film - racism and sexism - while being even faster paced and more a conscious "thrill ride". For me now it's almost the perfect 5.5/10 film - almost exactly as many pluses as minuses and very hard to call it something I like or dislike. The cast is much less interesting, and I noticed the obvious matte paintings and some of the cheaper production design elements this time. Still worth seeing for me once every 5 years or so...maybe. I didn't bother with the third and fourth films, which I've probably seen 3 and 2 times respectively, because I never liked them and still don't, and I don't see any point in giving them more chances now.

48. Savage (1973)

The third and last of Spielberg's stand-alone TV movies (after Duel and Something Evil), this was originally intended as a pilot for a TV series that never got picked up. Imagine how different film (and perhaps TV) history would have been had it led to a successful series, and had Spielberg been brought along with it. But perhaps he had no intention of sticking with TV (he also directed episodes of Columbo and Night Gallery among other things during this period) and would have gone on to the less-secure world of film anyway. At any rate this is a competently-made and solid enough story about a crusading TV journalist (Martin Landau) and his producer (Barbara Bain, Landau's real-life wife and partner in many projects) who uncover secret truths about a U.S. Supreme Court nominee (Barry Sullivan) involving murder and high-priced hookers. There's one crowd scene about halfway through that show's the director's flair for intricate shots involving large groups that I thought was pretty cool, but otherwise it's all relatively anonymous and typical TV work for this time period. Bain doesn't really have much to do here and it's never clear whether she and Landau have more than just a professional relationship; my guess is that this would have been developed more had a series come out of it. I've seen worse TV pilots for sure, but also much better ones, and overall this just seems pretty generic apart from a better-than-average cast.

49. The Sugarland Express (1974) (re-watch)

2nd viewing I think. First saw this probably in the 90s, or maybe early 00s, didn't remember much of it honestly apart from the ending which at the time I though was kind of depressing as it seemed a sort of good-times car chase film for most of it's running time. It seemed to fit more organically this time, as it becomes inevitable as we watch dumb-ass young petty criminals Goldie Hawn and William Atherton take a Texas highway patrolman (Michael Sacks) hostage after Atherton's "early release" from the pen, and go on a long chase across the state to get back their child from the custody of his foster parents. Reading that it's based on a true story (altered somewhat for drama of course, but not seriously bent out of shape) gives the idiotic behavior of the couple a lot more believability - and perhaps the fact that I've grown more despairing and cynical about humanity since I first saw this helps as well. But it is at heart a big loud car-chase film and ultimately rather repetitive and lacking dramatic urgency, as it's obvious that with seemingly all of Texas law enforcement after them, this couple is not going to get their wishes. Ben Johnson - the only Texan among the principle cast - is fine as the chief lawman on the case, and Hawn and some of the other non-southerners do pretty credible accents, and it was all filmed on location, so there's a good feel of authenticity here. Nicely shot by Vilmos Zsigmond, one of the great DPs of the 70s who would work with the director again on Close Encounters and win an Oscar for it, and scored by Spielberg's longest-lasting collaborator, John Williams, in their first work together.

50. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

I didn't much like Jurassic Park when I saw it new, and I didn't much like it when I re-watched it 15 years or so later, and by the 90s I was no longer a Spielberg enthusiast in particular, let alone a completist, so I never bothered with seeing this one. Too many other films that called out for my attention more at the time I'm sure. And as it turns out I was probably right to ignore it, as it's no better than the first film, maybe slightly worse in fact. It's really more of the same - people running around on an island with dinosaurs, trying to avoid getting eaten, Jeff Goldblum providing the only really interesting performance (because he's Jeff Goldblum). Even Pete Postlethwaite doesn't get much interesting to do as the big bad hunter, and Julianne Moore is totally wasted as Goldblum's love interest and a throw-caution-to-the-wind biologist. The low point is the seemingly endless sequence where three of the characters are trapped in a large double-RV sort of vehicle that's going over the cliff, and have to try to climb out, keep falling back, etc. I rarely like these sorts of scenes in the best of cases, but when they drag on for 10 or 15 or 20 minutes or whatever...uggh. The ending climax in San Diego is a little better but not enough to really save the film, and pales in comparison with Gojira or numerous other monsters-rampaging-through-cities films. Very blah.

51. E.T.: The Extraterrestrial (1982) (re-watch)

I'm gonna guess 8th viewing here. I think I saw this 5 times on original release - it was my favorite film from 1982 until, I dunno, 1985 when The Color Purple came out? See I really was a sappy kid. And young adult. And middle-aged loser. I don't really have the guts to watch the 1985 film again, at least not now... really worried that it will REALLY not hold up. But I saw E.T. a couple of times on video or second run over the intervening decades and while it was no longer a heavy favorite it never really fell off the cliff either, so I was looking forward to this viewing with some actual anticipation. Would it actually improve, stay on the same (relatively) high level, or...shudder...fall off the cliff?

The story is of course childhood wish-fulfillment, brought into the modern age - Lassie or Oz bear the same relation to Elliott's dream of an alien friend as Flash Gordon does to Indiana Jones; Spielberg, the master of recycling and updating. Regardless of the overall originality or not (and I'm aware that Satyajit Ray had a similar idea well before 1982), it's clear to me and I think a lot of people after all this time that the director has usually been at his best when making films that come out of his own personal, typically youthful hopes and dreams. He wrote the screenplays to Close Encounters and A.I., and also to Poltergeist and The Goonies, which he didn't direct but which bear so many hallmarks of the "Spielberg touch" that it's pretty easy to imagine that he did. And while he takes no writing credit here the link to Close Encounters in particular is obvious, as is Elliott's link to the real-life director's own experience of his parents' divorce. And, of course, the omnipresent landscape of suburbia, here somehow represented both as northern (redwoods) and southern (Los Angeles sprawl) California at the same time.

The story is fairly simple but there is an emotional complexity that I don't think it gets enough credit for. Ostensibly the story of a boy (Henry Thomas) befriending and helping - and being helped by - an alien explorer, all the while trying to hide the alien first from just his mother and then from the secret government agents who have been aware of an alien landing all along, it's just as much the story of loss and first love as experienced in childhood. Elliott is on the cusp of adolescence, which means not just beginning to experience sexual longings but also just beginning to peer for the first time into the world of adulthood and the choices and sacrifices that have to be made outside of childhood comfort and complacency. It's fairly easy for him to trust his younger sister Gertie and older brother Michael with the story of his secret friend - much harder to deal with his mother or teachers. E.T. represents the world of the eternal present of childhood, when you're always going to be able to head off with Peter Pan or fight the Sheriff of Nottingham in Sherwood Forest, and it is the collision of the childhood fantasy and the burgeoning adult world of responsibility - of actually caring for that dog, or that girlfriend, or that child - that gives the film it's drama and power. John Williams' soaring score - one of his absolute best - and Allen Daviau's mist-and-fog laden (Spielberg trademarks) photography add a lot to the mixture of drama and mystery at the heart of the story.

In the end then this re-watch actually superseded my best hopes. Certainly it's not surprising that in this current climate of being shut-in, of really awful adult fears, and my own still-recent loss - and living where I can actually on a clear winter day with the leaves off the branches see the movie theater that I first saw this film in, 38 years ago - that I would want to return in some ways to a less awful time; but not all of my nostalgic loves have held up, and few have improved. The genius of E.T. is that - more than any other film I can think of - it so thoroughly inhabits the world of imagination of a 10-year-old boy. That the whole story unfolds precisely as a kid that age might imagine it unfolding - a childhood logic both of events (the scary adults with their keys, their space suits, their guns, their cars) and human reactions (first kiss, the emotion of losing someone when you've never lost someone before, the pain of separation or divorce in your mother's eyes). It really is perfect, or nearly so, in getting all this right from Elliott's point of view, and sticking with him and his brother and sister rather than the adults. This is not to say that it will work on everybody even if they agree with my thesis on it's aims and qualities - but I certainly think it works best if seen this way, and the various logical, scientific and narrative flaws (there aren't many, but this is science fiction after all so it's not going to be flawless) all seem less significant if you can get back into that childhood mindset - at least if you weren't one of those kids reading Kafka and watching Godard when you were 10.

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Post by flavo5000 » August 1st, 2020, 2:07 pm

It wouldn't be a director challenge without another GODFREY HO-DOOOOOWWWWWNNNN!!!!! YEEEHAWWWWW!!!!!

Godfrey Ho

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I’m going to go the lazy route here (which is actually quite appropriate for Mr. Ho actually) and just copy ‘n’ paste from my write-up from last month’s Chinese challenge:
“ Godfrey Ho is pretty much the king of cut 'n' paste ridiculous hack jobs. Take some fights from movie A. Splice in some old unused footage from movie B. Add a dab of outtakes from movie C. Film new scenes with a couple of white people for overseas marketing (usually dressed as ninjas whether the rest of the plot calls for it or not). Baste the ham copiously and enjoy.”

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260. Revenge of the Drunken Master (1984)
261. Diamond Ninja Force a.k.a. Ghost Ninja (1988)
262. Long quan xiao zi a.k.a. Dynamite Shaolin Heroes (1977)
Godfrey Ho seems to have generally made three kinds of films over his career and each one that I watch represents one of those types:
The Copycat: Ho often would churn out low budget ripoffs of much more popular films. He directed several Brucesploitation films to capitalize off the success of Bruce Lee but wasn’t limited to just those. For Revenge of the Drunken Master, Ho obviously cribs from Jackie Chan’s Drunken Master in a not-sequel starring JOHNNY Chan. Honestly, it’s fairly entertaining despite being shameless.
The Cut ‘n’ Paste: Ho is perhaps most known for the type of film described in the intro, and Diamond Ninja Force is a primo example of this type of film. Basically taking footage from a Japanese movie about a family being haunted by a ghost and splicing in new footage with Richard Harrison (‘natch) as a ninja attempting to ward off another ninja who is using ninja magic to creately these ghostly manifestations, Ho makes a barely coherent but delirious brew that is among his “best”.
The Wannabe: Ho’s early career is full of low budget, mediocre but fairly straightforward kung fu flicks in the style of but far inferior to Shaw Bros. films. Dynamite Shaolin Heroes fits into this bucket. The fight choreography is pretty uninspired and not terribly exciting and the plot is confusingly edited in places making it needlessly hard to follow at times. But honestly it would still work as something to put on in the background at a party since something is always happening even though it may not make sense.
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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)

Run #56: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)

Run #57: Robert Altman
226. Thieves Like Us (1974)
227. The Delinquents (1957)
228. Dr. T and the Women (2000)
229. Quintet (1979)

Run #58: Jack Hill
230. Blood Bath (1966)
231. The Raw Ones (1965)
232. La muerte viviente a.k.a. Isle of the Snake People (1971)

Run #59: Walter Hill
233. Undisputed (2002)
234. Supernova (2000)
235. Wild Bill (1995)

Run #60: Andy Milligan
236. Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)
237. Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)
238. Seeds (1968)

Run #61: Álex de la Iglesia
239. El bar a.k.a. The Bar (2017)
240. The Oxford Murders (2008)
241. Crimen ferpecto a.k.a. The Perfect Crime (2004)

Run #62: Francesco Rosi
242. Lucky Luciano (1973)
243. Diario napoletano a.k.a. Neapolitan Diary (1992)
244. Uomini contro a.k.a. Many Wars Ago (1970)

Run #63: Bruce McDonald
245: Hard Core Logo 2 (2010)
246. Music from the Big House (2010)
247. Hellions (2015)

Run #64: Cirio H. Santiago
248. Fly Me (1973)
249. The Devastator (1986)
250. Vampire Hookers (1978)

Run #65: John Ford
251. The Long Gray Line (1955)
252. Four Sons (1928)
253. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)

Run #66: Lucio Fulci
254. Murderock - Uccide a passo di danza a.k.a. Murder-Rock (1984)
255. Conquest (1983)
256. Zombi 3 (1988)

Run #67: Agnès Varda
257. Jacquot de Nantes (1991)
258. Les créatures (1966)
259. Les plages d'Agnès a.k.a. The Beaches of Agnès (2008)

Run #68: Godfrey Ho
260. Revenge of the Drunken Master (1984)
261. Diamond Ninja Force a.k.a. Ghost Ninja (1988)
262. Long quan xiao zi a.k.a. Dynamite Shaolin Heroes (1977)

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