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Old 08-28-12, 10:49 PM   #14
Undeadcow
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Re: 4th Annual September Criterion Challenge - List Thread

Undeadcow's 2012 Criterion Collection Challenge

September 2
1. Black Orpheus - fun with colorful song and dance sequences with a love story that is stretched but does so in style. The dark tones of the classic Orpheus story play well incorporated into modern Brazilian surroundings with an impressive contemporary depiction of hell.

September 3
2. Blue - at times aimless and some of the "liberation" theme escapes me but toughtfully scripted with interesting adapted color scheme.

September 4
3. In the Realm of the Senses - graphic and intentionally over the top in a way that works by emphasizing the connectedness between the two main characters towards a tense conclusion. Very effective but not for the weak.

September 9
4. Discreet Charm of Bourgeoisie - a subtle film with pointed social commentary and humor, too bad there's no commentary (which might defeat the purpose)

September 13
5. The Killing - a well paced tense heist film but third chapter was disappointing.

September 17
6. King Kong - one of my favorite movies, a blast watching with my 4 year old who yells at the scream for Kong to not bite because it's mean.

September 21
7. Close-up - Moments of brilliance with clever use of real participants as actors.

September 22
7. Paris, TX - a meditative film with good cinematography.

Spoiler:
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
--- 1920 - (insert film title here)
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 (Optional) -

Watch films in at least five languages.
--- First language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Fourth language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Fifth language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch films from five different directors in Criterion’s top 10 (Kurosawa, Bergman, Ozu, Malle, Fellini, Renoir, Powell, Godard, Truffaut, Melville)
--- First Director, (insert title)
--- Second Director, (insert title)
--- Third Director, (insert title)
--- Fourth Director, (insert title)
--- Fifth Director, (insert title)

Watch a film from five different “themes” on Criterion’s website
--- First Theme name, (insert title)
--- Second Theme name, (insert title)
--- Third Theme name, (insert title)
--- Fourth Theme name, (insert title)
--- Fifth Theme name, (insert title)

Watch something from spine number range:
--- 001-050 -
--- 051-100 -
--- 101-150 -
--- 151-200 -
--- 201-250 -
--- 251-300 -
--- 301-350 -
--- 351-400 -
--- 401-450 -
--- 451-500 -
--- 501-550 –
--- 551-600 -
--- 601-650 -
--- an Eclipse title -
--- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion -

--- Watch a film which won an Academy Award -
--- Watch a film with commentary –
-X- Read an Essay - Certified Copy essay
--- Watch a short -
--- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. -
--- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set -
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