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St. Gloede wrote: September 19th, 2023, 8:01 pm
Welcome to the forum. Great to see more support for Last Year at Marienbad.
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Post by AB537 »

1. Divorzio all'italiana - Divorce Italian Style (Pietro Germi)
2. La Notte (Michelangelo Antonioni)
3. The Misfits (John Huston)
4. Judgment at Nuremberg (Stanley Kramer)
5. One, Two, Three (Billy Wilder)
6. Plácido (Luis Garcia Berlanga)
7. The Innocents (Jack Clayton)
8. Two Rode Together (John Ford)
9. Une femme est une femme (Jean-Luc Godard)
10. No Love for Johnnie (Ralph Thomas)
11. The Hustler (Robert Rossen)
12. Lola (Jacques Demy)
13. The Secret Partner (Basil Dearden)
14. Obaltan - The Stray Bullet/Aimless Bullet (Yoo Hyun-mok)
15. Night Tide (Curtis Harrington)
16. Viridiana (Luis Bunuel)
17. Såsom i en spegel - Through a Glass Darkly (Ingmar Bergman)
18. El Cid (Anthony Mann)
19. One-Eyed Jacks (Marlon Brando)
20. The Comancheros (Michael Curtiz)
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Post by zzzorf »

1. Breakfast at Tiffany's
2. The Hustler
3. The Parent Trap
4. Taste of Fear
5. The Innocents
6. 101 Dalmatians
7. Matka Joanna od Aniolów
8. La rivière du hibou
9. Diary of a Nudist
10. The Guns of Navarone
11. The Pit and the Pendulum
12. Flucht nach Berlin
13. Swiadectwo urodzenia
14. Victim
15. La lutte
16. Konga
17. The Day the Earth Caught Fire
18. Yojimbo
19. L'année dernière à Marienbad
20. West Side Story
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Post by Good_Will_Harding »

Titles now, links after I've seen more closer to the deadline.

1. The Innocents
2. West Side Story
3. Mosura /Mothra
4. The Children's Hour
5. The Hustler
6. Viridiana
7. Paris nous appartient / Paris Belongs to Us
8. Léon Morin, prêtre
9. L'année dernière à Marienbad / Last Year at Marienbad
10. Ningen no jôken / The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer

11. Judgement at Nuremberg
12. The Guns of Navarone
13. Såsom i en spegel / Through a Glass Darkly
14. Splendor in the Grass
15. The Curse of the Werewolf
16. Lola
17. Victim
18. The Misfits
19. Kohayagawa-ke no aki / The End of Summer
20. Yojimbo
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Post by Melvelet »

1. L'année dernière à Marienbad [Last Year at Marienbad]
2. The Innocents
3. The Misfits
4. La notte [The Night]
5. The Hustler
6. Ples v dezju [A Dance in the Rain]
7. Sċsom i en spegel [Through a Glass Darkly]
8. Buta to gunkan [Pigs and Battleships]
9. Accattone
10. Il posto [Il Posto]
11. Fuego en Castilla (Tactilvisión del páramo del espanto) [Fire in Castilla (Tactilvision from the Moor of the Fright)]
12. Yôjinbô [Yojimbo]
13. Yanco
14. Tsuma wa kokuhaku suru [A Wife Confesses]
15. Victim
16. Obaltan [Aimless Bullet]
17. Taste of Fear [Scream of Fear]
18. La rivière du hibou [Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge]
19. Splendor in the Grass
20. Viridiana

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Post by sushantv10 »

01. Yojimbo
02. Judgement at Neuremberg
03. Breakfast at Tiffani's
04. The Hustler
05. The Innocents
06. Blast of Silence
07. Splendor in the grass
08. La Notte
09. Viridiana
10. Victim
11. The Human Condition 3
12. Cash on Demand
13. Occurance at Owl Creek bridge
14. A Wife Confesses
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Post by Rufus-T »

I should be closing the poll sometime during Friday. I'll be sending PM regarding url links, and one more reminder tomorrow if not resolved.
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Unranked ballot:
Banditi a Orgosolo (Bandits of Orgosolo)
Chelovek-Amfibiya (Amphibian Man)
Divorzio all'italiana (Divorce Italian Style)
Dúvad (The Brute) [or Két félidö a pokolban (Two Half-Times in Hell)]
El rufián (The Ruffian)
Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide (Hercules and the Captive Women)
Il brigante (The Brigand)
Kohayagawa-ke no aki (The End of Summer)
La ragazza con la valigia (Girl with a Suitcase)
La ragazza in vetrina (Girl in the Window)
Los hermanos Del Hierro (My Son, the Hero)
Lover Come Back
Mabu (The Coachman)
Sarangbang sonnimgwa eomeoni (My Mother and Her Guest)
The Pit and the Pendulum
Una vita difficile (A Difficult Life)
Underworld U.S.A.
Vanina Vanini
Deliberately excluded (IMDb/Lbxd/TSPDT/S&S top 500):
Il Posto
Judgment at Nuremberg
La Notte
L'année dernière à Marienbad
Såsom i en spegel
Splendor in the Grass
The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer
The Hustler
The Innocents
The Ladies Man
West Side Story

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Post by sol »

This is my highest rated year according to my IMDb stats (with 1964 a rather distant second) and putting my list together, I could tell why; a film full of great movies from all around the globe, though the best of them is still an English language film from Britain.


1. Whistle Down the Wind
2. L'Assassino
3. Viridiana
4. Last Year at Marienbad
5. Through a Glass Darkly
6. The Innocents
7. The Children's Hour
8. Mother Joan of the Angels
9. Victim
10. Yojimbo

11. The Ladies Man
12. Blast of Silence
13. Night Tide
14. Cash on Demand
15. The Long and the Short and the Tall
16. Judgment at Nuremberg
17. A Wife Confesses
18. Birth Certificate
19. Havoc in Heaven
20. Murder She Said
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01. Une femme est une femme
02. Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
03. Divorce Italian Style
04. Reptilicus
05. The Fiancés of the Bridge Mac Donald

06. Murder She Said
07. La notte
08. Il posto
09. The Hustler
10. Brutality in Stone

11. One, Two, Three
12. The Guns of Navarone
13. The Magical World of Disney: An Adventure in Color/Mathmagic Land
14. Eve and the Handyman
15. Valley of the Dragons

16. Nude on the Moon
17. Creature from the Haunted Sea
18. Gorgo
19. The Shadow of the Cat
20. The Bottle and the Throttle

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Post by OldAle1 »

1. Paris nous appartient / Paris Belongs to Us (Jacques Rivette)
2. Tsuma wa kotuhaku suru / A Wife Confesses (Yasuzô Masumura)
3. The Forgotten Faces (Peter Watkins)
4. Allures (Jordan Belson)
5. Lola (Jacques Demy)
6. Chronique d'un été (Paris, 1960) / Chronicle of a Summer (Edgar Morin/Jean Rouch)
7. Fuego en Castilla (Tactilvisión del páramo del espanto) / Fire in Castilla (Tactilvision from the Moor of the Fright) (José Val del Omar)

8. Schwarzer Kies / Black Gravel (Helmut Käutner)
9. Posse from Hell (Herbert Coleman)
10. Povest plamennykh let / The Story of the Flaming Years (Yuliya Solntseva)
11. Il posto (Ermanno Olmi)
12. Yek atash / A Fire (Ebrahim Golestan) RIP
13. Underworld U.S.A. (Samuel Fuller)
14. Cash on Demand (Quentin Lawrence)
15. Obaltan / Aimless Bullet (Yu Hyun-mok)
16. Whistle Down the Wind (Bryan Forbes)
17. Faryade Nimeshab / The Midnight Terror (Samuel Khachikian)
18. L'amour existe / Love Exists (Maurice Pialat)
19. Ercole al centro della Terra / Hercules in the Haunted World (Mario Bava)
20. Divorzio all'italiana / Divorce Italian Style (Pietro Germi)
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Likely contenders that need a re-watch:

Une femme est une femme
La notte
Såsom i en spegel

If I'm going to leave out 5 of the very best-known non-American films I guess I'll leave off this as well, which needs no help from me:

L'année dernière à Marienbad

and I'm not a big fan of many of the best-known American films for this year, with the possible exceptions of West Side Story and One, Two, Three but both of those would need another viewing too after 25+ years

Other contenders/HM:

Balti zvanie
Blast of Silence
The Children's Hour
The Comancheros
The Deadly Companions
El Cid
The Exiles
Fi baitina rajul
The Innocents
Katok i skripka
Kohayagawa-ke no aki
Komal Gandhar
The Ladies Man
The Man in the Back Seat
The Mask
Mr. Sardonicus
Mysterious Island
Ningen no jôken
One Hundred and One Dalmatians
Pit and the Pendulum
The Seventh Commandment
Splendor in the Grass
Swiadecto urodzenia
A Taste of Honey
Taste of Fear
Teen Kanya
Too Late Blues

Yet to see: a great many, and the number seemed to keep growing as I looked more at the year, even as I whittled down my watchlist I saw it sprout more branches. But the ones that seem most likely to make an impact here that I just didn't get to are Léon Morin, prêtre and Matka Joanna od Aniolów (which I'll probably watch next month for the horror challenge anyway). Lots more from Italy, France and Japan in particular.

Comment: A terrific year, but then I say that about just about every year. I guess if you like most genres and are open to arthouse films, experimental stuff and shorts and documentaries, and are a big softie :D like me that's not so surprising. What is kind of amazing about the 60s in general, with this year certainly bearing it out, is how poor a period it was for American cinema even while much of the rest of the world had finally recovered fully from WWII, and we see so much genius elsewhere even while the USA is mired in truly dreadful romantic comedies and mostly very bloated musicals and religious epics (at least until the last couple of years of the decade). There are certainly some bright spots in America - some really good westerns and crime films for instance - but overall I'm mostly looking elsewhere for quality in this year, with France, Italy, Japan and the UK among the leaders, while relative upstarts like Egypt, Iran, Brazil, etc, are just starting to make themselves felt (at least in retrospect - how much play these films actually got outside of their home countries when new, I don't know.
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Post by cayado-coro »

In alphabetical order:
Amphibian Man (Kazansky & Chebotaryov)
Black Gravel (Käutner)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (Edwards)
The Brigand (Castellani)
Clear Sky (Chukhray)
The Curse of the Werewolf (Fisher)
A Difficult Life (Risi)
Divorce Italian Style (Germi)
The End of Summer (Ozu)
Hercules and the Captive Women (Cottafavi)
The Hustler (Rossen)
Lola (Demy)
The Misfits (Huston)
One, Two, Three (Wilder)
Plácido (Garcia Berlanga)
Pocketful of Miracles (Capra)
Vanina Vanini (Rossellini)
West Side Story (Wise & Robbins)
A Wife Confesses (Masumura)
Woman in the Window (Emmer)
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Post by ororama »

1. The Hustler (Robert Rossen)
2. Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa)
3. Pigs and Battleships (Shôhei Imamura)
4. Il Posto (Ermanno Olmi)
5. Through a Glass Darkly (Ingmar Bergman)
6. Pit and the Pendulum (Roger Corman)
7. Cash on Demand (Quentin Lawrence)
8. One-Eyed Jacks (Marlon Brando)
9. Rupture (Jean-Claude Carrière, Pierre Étaix)
10. The Comancheros (Michael Curtiz, John Wayne)
11. Viridiana (Luis Buñuel)
12. Two Rode Together (John Ford)
13. One, Two, Three (Billy Wilder)
14. The Innocents (Jack Clayton)
15. Zero Focus (Yoshitarô Nomura)
16. Night Tide (Curtis Harrington)
17. Victim (Basil Dearden)
18. Mothra (Ishirô Honda)
19. The Frightened City (John Lemont)
20. A Taste of Honey (Tony Richardson)
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Post by Fergenaprido »

1. Victim
2. Judgment at Nuremberg
3. Świadectwo urodzenia [Birth Certificate]
4. Yōjinbō [Yojimbo / The Bodyguard]
5. The Children's Hour
6. The Hustler
7. Martin u oblacima [Martin in the Clouds]
8. Két félidő a pokolban [Two Half-Times in Hell / The Last Goal]
9. Léon Morin, prêtre [Léon Morin, Priest]
10. Obaltan [Aimless Bullet]
11. Viridiana
12. One Hundred and One Dalmatians
13. Harry og kammertjeneren [Harry and the Butler]
14. Såsom i en spegel [Through a Glass Darkly]
15. Tsuma wa kokuhaku suru [A Wife Confesses]
16. Buta to gunkan [Pigs and Battleships]
17. The Parent Trap
18. Kaasua, komisario Palmu! [Gas, Inspector Palmu!]
19. Splendor in the Grass
20. La notte [The Night]
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 »

Thank you for hosting, Rufus!


20 favourites (RANKED):

01. Matka Joanna od Aniolów (Jerzy Kawalerowicz)
02. La pyramide humaine (Jean Rouch)
03. The Last Sunset (Robert Aldrich)
04. The Exiles (Kent Mackenzie)
05. La Canta delle Marane (Cecilia Mangini)

06. Very Nice, Very Nice (Arthur Lipsett)
07. The Seventh Commandment (Irvin Berwick)
08. Dvoje (Aleksandar Petrovic)
09. The Misfits (John Huston)
10. Two Rode Together (John Ford)

11. Leyli va Macnun (Letif Safarov)
12. The Day the Earth Caught Fire (Val Guest)
13. Cash on Demand (Quentin Lawrence)
14. The Deadly Companions (Sam Peckinpah)
15. Flucht nach Berlin (Will Tremper)

16. Night Tide (Curtis Harrington)
17. Mandacaru Vermelho (Nelson Pereira dos Santos)
18. Very Important Person (Ken Annakin)
19. Pit of Darkness (Lance Comfort)
20. Taste of Fear (Seth Holt)

I'm leaving out the Melville, 'The Guns of Navarone', and a few others, as it's been a while; pleased to have a few recently-viewed genre faves in my 20 instead from Holt, Guest, Comfort and Berwick (his is one of the standout low-budget surprises of its kind IMO).
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Poll now is officially closed
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