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The 8th Annual Criterion Collection Challenge List Thread



LIST THREAD - 30 Days of Criterion
August 31st (dusk) - October 1 (dawn), 2016

This thread is for LISTS ONLY. Discussion of films, questions about the challenge, etc., should be directed to the Discussion Thread. You are; however, encouraged to provide reviews and comments within your list.

Many people put their checklists in spoiler tags, to allow easier browsing of the list thread by others.

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The Criterion Collection is a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films on home video.
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The challenge officially begins August 31 at dusk in whatever location you are in at the time, and ends on October 1st at dawn in whatever location you are in at that time. Also, feel free to time your final Criterion film(s) to coincide with the start of the Horror Challenge.

Optional Checklist

The checklist is completely optional. It is just a "fun" inclusion to give one a sense of accomplishment, to help one diversify viewing, or to use as a guide on what to watch next.

Each film can count for multiple sections, but only one check mark per section. Example: Pierrot le fou could count for the 1960's in Decades and Jean-Luc Godard in People, but it could not count for Godard and Anna Karina in People. You would need a separate film for Karina.
Spoiler:
Feature Presentation
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
--- 1920 - (insert film title here)
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

Watch something from each of the following spine number ranges.
--- 001-100 -
--- 101-200 -
--- 201-300 -
--- 301-400 -
--- 401-500 -
--- 501-600 -
--- 601-700 -
--- 701-800 -
--- 801-900 -
--- an Eclipse title -
--- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion (a title released on Laserdisc or a streaming exclusive) -

Who, What, and How
Watch 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section.
--- First Person, (insert title)
--- Second Person, (insert title)
--- Third Person, (insert title)
--- Fourth Person, (insert title)
--- Fifth Person, (insert title)

Watch a film from 5 different "themes" on Criterion's website.
Note: To earn a check for Compare and Contrast, you must watch both versions of the feature.

--- 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 films in at least 5 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).

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here.
--- First Essay title, (title of film)
--- Second Essay title, (title of film)
--- Third Essay title, (title of film)
--- Fourth Essay title, (title of film)
--- Fifth Essay title, (title of film)

Watch 5 Criterion supplemental interviews. Many of these can be found on Criterion.com and on Hulu (see Clips for the related film).
--- First Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Second Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Third Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fourth Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fifth Interview Name, (insert film title)

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers.
--- First Trailer Title
--- Second Trailer Title
--- Third Trailer Title
--- Fourth Trailer Title
--- Fifth Trailer Title

Above and Beyond (Not Required to Complete Checklist)
--- Watch a film with commentary –
--- Watch a supplemental short film –
--- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. -
--- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set or Top Ten List -
--- Listen to the soundtrack album for a Criterion/Eclipse film (a great place to get an idea for this is the Great Soundtracks Theme!) -

(Change "---" to "-X-" or some similar mark when you have completed that line item.)


The challenge officially begins August 31 at dusk in whatever location you are in at the time, and ends on October 1st at dawn in whatever location you are in at that time. Also, feel free to time your final Criterion film(s) to coincide with the start of the Horror Challenge.

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The Criterion Collection Official Pages and Online Stores
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My List
  1. 08/31 Billy Liar
  2. 09/05 Brute Force
  3. 09/06 The Honeymoon Killers
  4. 09/06 Man Bites Dog
  5. 09/07 My Own Private Idaho
  6. 09/10 Salesman
  7. 09/10 12 Angry Men
    09/12 The Television Version
  8. 09/19 Short Cuts
  9. 09/30 Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
  10. 10/01 The Vanishing
Checklist
Spoiler:
Feature Presentation
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
--- 1920 - (insert film title here)
--- 1930 -
-X- 1940 - Brute Force (1947)
-X- 1950 - 12 Angry Men (1957)
-X- 1960 - Billy Liar (1963)
--- 1970 -
-X- 1980 - The Vanishing (1988)
-X- 1990 - Man Bites Dog (1992)
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

Watch something from each of the following spine number ranges.
--- 001-100 -
-X- 101-200 - Billy Liar (#121)
-X- 201-300 - My Own Private Idaho (#277)
-X- 301-400 - Brute Force (#383)
--- 401-500 -
-X- 501-600 - 12 Angry Men (#591)
--- 601-700 -
--- 701-800 -
--- 801-900 -
--- an Eclipse title -
--- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion (a title released on Laserdisc or a streaming exclusive) -

Who, What, and How
Watch 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section.
-X- Robert Altman - Short Cuts
--- Second Person, (insert title)
--- Third Person, (insert title)
--- Fourth Person, (insert title)
--- Fifth Person, (insert title)

Watch a film from 5 different "themes" on Criterion's website.
Note: To earn a check for Compare and Contrast, you must watch both versions of the feature.

-X- Amour Fou - The Honeymoon Killers
-X- Classic Hollywood - 12 Angry Men
-X- Comedies - Billy Liar
-X- Compare and Contrast - 12 Angry Men
-X- Cult Movies - The Honeymoon Killers, Man Bites Dog, Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
-X- Documentaries - Salesman
-X- First Films - Man Bites Dog, 12 Angry Men, Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
-X- Great Soundtracks - Short Cuts, Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
-X- Independent American Cinema - The Honeymoon Killers, Salesman, Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
-X- New York Stories - 12 Angry Men
-X- Noir and Neonoir - Brute Force
-X- Out at Criterion - My Own Private Idaho
-X- Originals - The Vanishing
-X- Road Trips - My Own Private Idaho
-X- Scary Movies - The Vanishing
-X- Suspense! - The Vanishing

Watch films in at least 5 languages.
-X- English - Billy Liar, Brute Force, The Honeymoon Killers, My Own Private Idaho, Salesman, 12 Angry Men
-X- French - Man Bites Dog
-X- Dutch - The Vanishing
--- Fourth language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Fifth language, (insert language), (insert title).

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here.
-X- Billy Liar, Bruce Goldstein
-X- Billy Liar: A Spinner of Fantasies Beset by Deep Indecision, A.O. Scott
-X- Brute Force: Screws and Proles, Michael Atkinson
-X- The Honeymoon Killers: Broken Promises, Gary Giddins
-X- Man Bites Dog: Cinema of Entrapment, Matt Zoller Seitz
-X- My Own Private Idaho: Private Places, Amy Taubin
-X- Salesman, Toby Miller
-X- Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Still No Answers, Amy Taubin

Watch 5 Criterion supplemental interviews. Many of these can be found on Criterion.com and on Hulu (see Clips for the related film).
-X- Sidney Lumet (22:58), 12 Angry Men
-X- Sidney Lumet: Reflections on Sidney (9:28), 12 Angry Men
-X- On Reginald Rose (14:59), 12 Angry Men
-X- On Boris Kaufman (38:21), 12 Angry Men
--- Fifth Interview Name, (insert film title)

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers.
-X- Man Bites Dog Theatrical Trailer
-X- My Own Private Idaho Theatrical Trailer
-X- Salesman Theatrical Trailer
-X- 12 Angry Men Theatrical Trailer
--- Fifth Trailer Title

Above and Beyond (Not Required to Complete Checklist)
--- Watch a film with commentary –
-X- Watch a supplemental short film – 12 Angry Men (The Television Version)
-X- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. - 12 Angry Men
--- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set or Top Ten List -
--- Listen to the soundtrack album for a Criterion/Eclipse film (a great place to get an idea for this is the Great Soundtracks Theme!) -

Box Sets/Top 10 Lists Started
Spoiler:

10 Years of Rialto Pictures
--- Army of Shadows
--- Au hasard Balthazar
--- Band of Outsiders
-X- Billy Liar
--- The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
--- Mafioso
--- Murderous Maids
--- Rififi
--- The Third Man
--- Touchez pas au grisbi [Hands Off the Loot!]

Michael Atkinson's Top 10
--- The Passion of Joan of Arc
--- Two-Lane Blacktop
--- Pierrot le fou
--- Late Spring
--- The Exterminating Angel
--- The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
--- Dead Ringers
-X- My Own Private Idaho
--- Taste of Cherry
--- The Rules of the Game
--- À nous la liberté

Susie Bright's Top 10
-X- 12 Angry Men
--- Beauty and the Beast
--- The Battle of Algiers
--- Je tu il elle
--- Harlan County USA
--- The Harder They Come
--- Mon oncle Antoine
--- Pickup on South Street
--- Scenes from a Marriage
--- Two-Lane Blacktop

Steve Buscemi's Top 10
-X- Billy Liar
-X- Brute Force
-X- The Honeymoon Killers
-X- Man Bites Dog
-X- My Own Private Idaho
-X- Salesman
-X- Short Cuts
-X- Symbiopsychotaxiplasm
-X- The Vanishing
--- A Woman Under the Influence

Jonathan Caouette's Top 10
--- 3 Women
--- Au revoir les enfants
--- Bad Timing
--- Carnival of Souls
--- Days of Heaven
--- Grey Gardens
--- Harold and Maude
-X- My Own Private Idaho
--- Repulsion
--- A Woman Under the Influence

Peter Cowie's Top 10
--- The Seventh Seal
--- L'avventura
--- The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
-X- The Vanishing
--- Häxan
--- Children of Paradise
--- Bob le flambeur
--- Tokyo Story
--- Ashes and Diamonds
--- Crazed Fruit

Donald Fagen's Top 10
---
--- Juliet of the Spirits
--- My Man Godfrey
-X- Billy Liar
--- Fanny and Alexander — The Theatrical Version
--- Day of Wrath
--- On the Waterfront
--- The Third Man
--- Topsy-Turvy
--- Withnail and I

Flying Lotus's Top 10
--- Being John Malkovich
--- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
--- Do the Right Thing
--- The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
---
--- The Seventh Seal
-X- Man Bites Dog
--- Brazil
--- By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volume One
--- Beastie Boys Video Anthology

James Franco's Top 10
--- The Spirit of the Beehive
--- Murmur of the Heart
--- Lacombe, Lucien
-X- My Own Private Idaho
--- Mala Noche
--- A Woman Under the Influence
--- Opening Night
--- The Battle of Algiers
-X- Salesman
--- Gimme Shelter
--- L'eclisse
--- L'avventura
--- Il Posto
--- 3 Women
--- Secret Honor

Gary Giddins's Top 10
--- M
--- The Lady Eve
--- The Naked Kiss
--- High and Low
--- Night and the City
--- Richard III
--- The Complete Mr. Arkadin
--- Children of Paradise
--- The Third Man
-X- The Honeymoon Killers

Bruce Goldstein's Top 10
--- The 39 Steps
--- Stray Dog
--- Sullivan's Travels
--- Trouble in Paradise
--- The 400 Blows
--- À nous la liberté
--- Le million
--- Big Deal on Madonna Street
--- Divorce Italian Style
--- Great Expectations
-X- The Honeymoon Killers
--- Night and the City

Jean-Pierre Gorin's Top 10
--- Fists in the Pocket
--- Young Mr. Lincoln
--- The Pornographers
-X- The Honeymoon Killers
--- Winter Light
-X- Salesman
--- Playtime
--- Shadows
--- Le trou
--- Pandora's Box

Robert Greene's Top 10
--- Love Streams
--- News from Home
--- Written on the Wind
-X- Salesman
--- Taste of Cherry
--- A Woman Is a Woman
--- A Married Couple
--- 3 Women
--- WR: Mysteries of the Organism
--- Tokyo Olympiad

Douglas Hart's Top 10
--- If....
--- Zéro de conduite
--- The Fugitive Kind
--- Dont Look Back
-X- Billy Liar
--- 3 Women
--- Kes
--- L'eclisse
--- The American Friend
--- Simon of the Desert

Chris Hegedus's Top 10
---
--- Juliet of the Spirits
--- Contempt
--- Fanny and Alexander — The Theatrical Version
--- The Battle of Algiers
--- Sullivan's Travels
--- I Know Where I'm Going!
--- Jules and Jim
--- Monterey Pop
-X- Salesman

Georgia Hubley's Top 10
--- Peeping Tom
--- The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
--- The Wages of Fear
--- Pickup on South Street
--- Two-Lane Blacktop
--- Au hasard Balthazar
--- The Spirit of the Beehive
--- The Silence of the Lambs
-X- Billy Liar
--- White Dog

Neil LaBute's Top 10
--- Grey Gardens
-X- Salesman
--- Loves of a Blonde
--- Scenes from a Marriage
--- A Story of Floating Weeds
--- Floating Weeds
--- I vitelloni
--- Eyes Without a Face
--- Mamma Rosa
--- Contempt
--- Black Narcissus
--- Kind Hearts and Coronets

Daniel Lopatin's Top 10
--- Andrei Rublev
--- Ivan's Childhood
--- Scenes from a Marriage
--- A Constant Forge
--- Dead Ringers
--- La haine
--- The Silence of the Lambs
-X- The Vanishing
--- Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
--- Hoop Dreams
--- RoboCop
--- Fishing with John

Jesse Malin's Top 10
--- Down by Law
-X- 12 Angry Men
--- Paris, Texas
--- Paths of Glory
--- Umberto D.
--- The Royal Tenenbaums
--- Easy Rider
--- Love Streams
--- The Fugitive Kind
--- Shadows
--- Faces
--- A Woman Under the Influence
--- The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
--- Opening Night

Joe Mantegna's Top 10
-X- Brute Force
--- The Naked Prey
--- The Friends of Eddie Coyle
--- The Golden Age of Television
--- Juliet of the Spirits
--- The Ruling Class
--- Spartacus
--- Rififi
--- The Last Emperor
--- House of Games

Mark Maron's Top 10
--- The Third Man
-X- Short Cuts
-X- 12 Angry Men
--- Straw Dogs
--- Five Easy Pieces
--- The Killing
--- Rosemary's Baby
--- Blow Out
--- Veronika Voss
--- The Big Chill

Dominic Monaghan's Top 10
--- Hoop Dreams
--- Sid & Nancy
--- La haine
--- Kes
--- Crumb
--- Amarcord
-X- Billy Liar
--- Night on Earth
--- Withnail and I
--- Monty Python's Life of Brian

Oren Moverman's Top 10
---
--- The Third Man
--- Pierrot le fou
--- Grand Illusion
--- In the Realm of the Senses
-X- Short Cuts
--- The Lady Eve
--- Sullivan's Travels
-X- Salesman
--- The Hidden Fortress
--- Wings of Desire

Christopher Nolan's Top 10
--- The Hit
-X- 12 Angry Men
--- The Thin Red Line
--- The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
--- Bad Timing
--- Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
--- For All Mankind
--- Koyaanisqatsi
--- The Complete Mr. Arkadin
--- Greed

Patton Oswalt's Top 10
--- Hard Boiled
--- George Washington
--- Amarcord
--- The Baron of Arizona
--- Blast of Silence
--- The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
--- Gimme Shelter
-X- The Honeymoon Killers
--- Slacker
--- The Spirit of the Beehive

Bill Plympton's Top 10
--- This Is Spinal Tap
--- Ace in the Hole
--- Brazil
--- The Third Man
--- The Horse's Mouth
--- The Wages of Fear
--- The Bank Dick
--- Beauty and the Beast
-X- Man Bites Dog
--- Mon oncle

Seth's Top 10
--- Last Year at Marienbad
--- Paddle to the Sea
--- Tokyo Story
--- Metropolitan
--- Nights of Cabiria
-X- The Vanishing
--- The Browning Version
--- Equinox
--- Winter Light
--- Tunes of Glory

Sonic Youth's Top 10
--- Floating Weeds
--- Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
--- Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
--- Masculin féminin
--- Double Suicide
-X- The Vanishing
--- Mamma Roma
--- Black Orpheus
--- Ace in the Hole
--- Night on Earth
--- Fat Girl
--- Days of Heaven

John Taylor's Top 10
--- Gimme Shelter
--- Monterey Pop
--- The 39 Steps
--- Brazil
--- The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
--- Smiles of a Summer Night
--- The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
--- Wings of Desires
--- The Silence of the Lambs
-X- Short Cuts


2010 | 2010 on Letterboxd | 2010 on Criterion | 2011 | 2011 on Letterboxd | 2011 on Criterion
2012 | 2012 on Criterion | 2012 on Letterboxd | 2013 | 2013 on Criterion | 2013 on Letterboxd
2014 | 2014 on Letterboxd | 2014 on Criterion | 2015 | 2015 on Criterion

DVD: 1 movie | Blu-ray Disc: 1 movie | Theatrical Exhibition: 0 | UltraViolet: 0 | Hulu: 6 movies | Netflix Watch Instantly: 0 | Other Digital: 2 movies | TV Broadcast: 0 | VHS: 0

First Time Viewing: 8 movies | Re-watches: 2 movies

TOTAL: 10 movies, 0 shorts, 0 commentary tracks
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The 8th Annual Criterion Challenge
2016


2015's list

Watched List:
Sept. 8
1. The Wizard of Oz

Sept. 10
2. Schizopolis

Sept. 11
3. Sid and Nancy

Sept. 14
4. Moonrise Kingdom

Sept. 16
5. Written on the Wind

Sept. 17
6. Gimme Shelter

Sept. 18
7. The Royal Tenenbaums
8. Pandora's Box

Sept. 20
9. The Blob

Sept. 22
10. Billy Liar

Sept. 23
11. Dazed and Confused

Sept. 24
12. Do the Right Thing

Sept. 26
13. Jellyfish Eyes
14. Beauty and the Beast

Sept. 28
15. Grey Gardens

Sept. 30
16. The Graduate

Check List:
Spoiler:
Feature Presentation
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
-x- 1920 - Pandora's Box
-x- 1930 - The Wizard of Oz (1939)
-x- 1940 - Beauty and the Beast (1946)
-x- 1950 - Written on the Wind (1956)
-x- 1960 - Billy Liar (1963)
-x- 1970 - Gimme Shelter
-x- 1980 - Sid and Nancy (1986)
-x- 1990 - Schizopolis (1996)
-x- 2000 - The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
-x- 2010 - Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Watch something from each of the following spine number ranges.
-x- 001-100 - Sid and Nancy (20)
-x- 101-200 - Schizopolis (199)
--- 201-300 -
-x- 301-400 - Pandora's Box (358)
--- 401-500 -
--- 501-600 -
--- 601-700 -
-x- 701-800 - Moonrise Kingdom (776)
--- 801-900 -
--- an Eclipse title -
-x- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion (a title released on Laserdisc or a streaming exclusive) - The Wizard of Oz

Who, What, and How
Watch 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section.
-x- Steven Soderbergh, (Schizopolis)
-x- Wes Anderson, (Moonrise Kingdom)
-x- Jean Cocteau, (Beauty and the Beast)
--- Fourth Person, (insert title)
--- Fifth Person, (insert title)

Watch a film from 5 different "themes" on Criterion's website.
Note: To earn a check for Compare and Contrast, you must watch both versions of the feature.

-x- Comedies, (Schizopolis)
-x- Growing Pains, (Moonrise Kingdom)
-x- Classic Hollywood, (Written on the Wind)
-x- Great Soundtracks, (Gimme Shelter)
-x- Dysfunctional Families, (The Royal Tenenbaums)

Watch films in at least 5 languages.
-x- First language, (English), (Schizopolis).
-x- Second language, (Silent/German), (Pandora's Box).
-x- Third language, (Japanese), (Jellyfish Eyes).
-x- Fourth language, (French), (Beauty and the Beast).
--- Fifth language, (insert language), (insert title).

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here.
-x- Schizopolis by Dennis Lim, (Schizopolis)
-x- Sid and Nancy by Jon Savage, (Sid and Nancy)
-x- Moonrise Kingdom: Awakenings by Geoffrey O'Brien, (Moonrise Kingdom)
-x- Written on the Wind by Laura Mulvey, (Written on the Wind)
-x- Rock and Roll Zapruder by Amy Taubin, (Gimme Shelter)

Watch 5 Criterion supplemental interviews. Many of these can be found on Criterion.com and on Hulu (see Clips for the related film).
-x- Owen Wilson, (The Royal Tenenbaums)
-x- Gwyneth Paltrow, (The Royal Tenenbaums)
-x- Anjelica Huston, (The Royal Tenenbaums)
-x- Bill Murray, (The Royal Tenenbaums)
-x- Danny Glover, (The Royal Tenenbaums)

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers.
-x- First Trailer Title - Written on the Wind
-x- Second Trailer Title - Gimme Shelter
-x- Third Trailer Title - The Royal Tenenbaums
-x- Fourth Trailer Title - The Blob
-x- Fifth Trailer Title - Billy Liar

Above and Beyond (Not Required to Complete Checklist)
-x- Watch a film with commentary – Gimme Shelter
--- Watch a supplemental short film –
-x- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. - Written on the Wind
-x- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set or Top Ten List - Diablo Cody's Top 10 List
--- Listen to the soundtrack album for a Criterion/Eclipse film (a great place to get an idea for this is the Great Soundtracks Theme!) -
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The 8th Annual Criterion Challenge

2015: 8 items
2014: 10 items
2013: 0 items
2012: 1 item
2011: 5 items

Possible wishlist:
Spoiler:
On the Waterfront, Swing Time, High Noon, Modern Times, Charade, Wages of Fear, Night at the Opera, Show Boat, North by Northwest, Rashomon, Singin' in the Rain, Forbidden Planet, Paths of Glory, Witness for the Prosecution, The Killing, 2001, The Graduate, Naked Kiss, Lawrence of Arabia, Annie Hall, Rebecca, The Great Escape, Raging Bull, Dr No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Arsenic and Old Lace, ARgonauts, Samurai, Sanuro the Bailiff, Robinson Crusoe on Mars, The Red Shoes, Diva, Robocop, M, LIfe of Brian, Unbearable Lightness of Being


*First-time viewing

9/1
1. Mulholland Drive* (BD)

9/22
2. Tess (1980) (BD)

9/30
3. A Few Good Men (BD)
4. The Rock (DVD)
5. Island of Lost Souls (1932)* (BD)
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* = First Time View

ACTION/ADVENTURE
Jason and the Argonauts (1963) - A legendary Greek warrior battles a 7-headed dragon and an army of skeletons while searching for the Golden Fleece.
A Night to Remember (1958) - The story of RMS Titanic's maiden voyage in 1912. Considered the most historically accurate of all the Titanic movies.
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)* - At a remote South American outpost, the pilots of a air freight company risk their lives to fly hazardous missions.
Watership Down (1978) - When their pasture is destroyed by humans, a herd of rabbits searches for a new warren while avoiding hazardous predators. [Hulu]


COURTROOM DRAMA
Breaker Morant (1980)* - While fighting in South Africa, three Australian soldiers are court-martialed for executing Boer prisoners. [Hulu]
A Few Good Men (1992) - A military lawyer defends two marines from Guantanamo Bay who are accused of murder, and claim they were acting under orders.


COMEDY
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)* - Three estranged brothers who haven't spoken their father died, reunite for a train trip across India.
Hopscotch (1980)* - A retired CIA operative gets revenge on his former boss by writing a tell-all book, which initiates a global cat-and-mouse game. [Hulu]
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)* - An oceanographer and his team of oddball characters hunt a shark that ate a former crew member. [Showtime]
The Producers (1967) - A sleazy promoter creates "Springtime For Hitler", hoping the play will flop and he can keep the investor's money.
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)* - After two decades of failure and dysfunction, the grown Tenenbaum children return to the family home. [Showtime]
To Be or Not to Be (1942)* - When the Germans invade Poland, a theatrical troupe tries to stop a Nazi spy from delivering a list of Polish resistance fighters. [Hulu]


HORROR
Cat People (1942)* - A young bride fears that she is cursed to transform into a large cat when sexual aroused.
Corridors of Blood (1958)* - A brilliant surgeon experiments with drugs, becomes addicted to opium and gets involved with grave robbers. [Hulu]
The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)* - A poor farmer sells his soul to the Devil, and is tried by a jury of the damned. [Hulu]
The Haunted Strangler (1958)* - A researcher becomes possessed by the evil spirit of a notorious serial killer. [Hulu]
Island of Lost Souls (1932)* - On a remote island, the mysterious Dr. Moreau conducts experiments, turning wild animals into humans.
Seven (1995) - Two detectives investigate a serial killer and his gruesome murders that represent the Seven Deadly Sins.


SCIENCE FICTION
Akira (1988) - 30 years after a nuclear explosion in Tokyo, a bike gang leader tries to save his friend from a secret government organization experimenting with ESP. [FUNimation]
The Atomic Submarine (1959)* - While investigating strange occurrences at the North Pole, a US sub discovers an alien spacecraft. [Hulu]


WESTERN
My Darling Clementine (1946) - Henry Fonda and Victor Mature are Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday in this classic retelling of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral.
Red River (1948) - John Wayne, Walter Brennan and Montgomery Clift lead the first cattle drive along the Chisholm Trail from Texas to Kansas.
Stagecoach (1939) - John Wayne and a stagecoach full of assorted passengers try to avoid Geronimo and his Apaches that are attacking local settlements. [Hulu]
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August 31

1. Jason And The Argonauts - DVD
Theatrical Trailer
Interview With John Landis And Ray Harryhausen


Sept 2

2. Fishing With John: Montauk With Jim Jarmusch - Hulu


Sept 5

3. A Brief History Of Time - Google Play


Sept 8

4. Speedy - TCM


Sept 9

5. The Jungle Book - Hulu


Sept 13

6. Halloween (1978) - DVD
7. The Blob (1958) - Hulu


Sept 14

8. Scanners - Hulu


Sept 15

9. Equinox - Hulu
10. Interview With David Muran - Hulu


Sept 17

11. Gojira - DVD
Gojira (Audio Commentary) - DVD


Sept 18

Godzilla: Story Development Featurette - DVD


Sept 19

Making Of The Godzilla Suit Featurette - DVD


Sept 20

Gojira: Original Trailer - DVD
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Sept. 1
1. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971). TV. Robert Altman. #827. Probably Robert Altman's greatest film, this elegiac not-quite-Western plays out like a Greek tragedy, seeing each character led to destruction by their own weaknesses.

Sept. 3
2. Rififi (1955). TV. Jules Dassin. #115. A brutal film to watch and one of the best caper films ever made.
3. The War Room (1993). Hulu. Chris Hegedus & D.A. Pennebaker. #602. Fascinating documentary about the men behind Bill Clinton's successful election in 1992, from the Gennifer Flowers scandal during the primaries that threatened to derail his campaign to the vicious head-to-head fight against Daddy Bush, and to a lesser extent, crazy Ross Perot. Seeing a younger Hillary stoically enduring the fallout from her husband's infidelity and how she connects with the voters instills even more confidence in her election chances this year.

Sept. 4
4. Downhill Racer (1969). TV. Michael Ritchie #494. Gene Hackman and Robert Redford are terrific in this character piece about a champion skier who is an unlikable jerk.
5. The Manchurian Candidate (1962). Blu-Ray. John Frankenheimer. #803. Who could imagine a blowhard politician who uses fear and intimidation to gain notoriety to be in fact a puppet of the Russians? Pure sci-fi! Lawrence Harvey's inability to register emotion serves him well here as a brainwashed pawn of the Communists, and Angela Lansbury is fantastic as the ultimate Mommy Dearest.
--- Essay: "The Manchurian Candidate: Dread Central" / Howard Hampton
--- Video: Interview with Angela Lansbury, 2015

Sept. 8
6. Speedy (1928). TV. Ted Wilde #788. After a rough day at work, there's nothing like relaxing with a glass of wine and a classic Harold Lloyd comedy.

Sept. 9
7. Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990). DVD. Akira Kurosawa. #842. Even on a DVD-R from Warner Archive, this movie pops on screen. Kurosawa uses color like a master painter. The stories are fragmented, incomplete and preachy, but the visuals.. . oh. . . the visuals

Sept. 10
8. Valley of the Dolls (1967). DVD. Mark Robson. #835. OK, why did Criterion chose this movie to include in the collection? Yes, it's a camp classic, but even though I love it, it's a deeply flawed film that in no way contains any lasting artistic merit. I'm going to heat up the lasagna.
--- Video: "Gotta Get Off This Merry-Go-Round: Sex, Dolls, and Showtunes"
9. All That Jazz (1979). Blu-Ray. Bob Fosse. #724. Bob Fosse was not just a master choreographer, but a fantastic director who could stretch cinema to its limits.

Sept. 15
10. The Asphalt Jungle (1950). DVD. John Huston. #847.A fantastic caper film with a dream cast.
11. Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). Blu-Ray. Stanley Kubrick. #821.Another terrific Sterling Hayden performance, this time in a legendary black comedy that, thankfully, is less relevant than it was back in the day. Putin is a dictator, but nowadays there is far less fear of an accidental nuclear war than when I was a young'un. Although Peter Sellers deserves the praise he won for playing multiple characters in this fim, but the entire cast is amazing.

Sept. 24
12. Nashville (1975). Blu-Ray. Robert Altman. #683. Altman perfectly captures the zeitgeist of the 70s, using Nashville as a nexus where politics, showbusiness, race, and sex collide.
13. The In-Laws (1979). Blu-Ray. Arthur Hiller. #823. One of the funniest comedies of the 70s.
--- Video: "In Support of the In-Laws"
--- Video:: Interview with Alan Arkin
--- Trailer



Spoiler:

Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
-X- 1920 - Speedy
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
-X- 1950: Rififi
-X- 1960: Valley of the Dolls
-X- 1970: McCabe & Mrs. Miller
--- 1980 -
-X- 1990: The War Room
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

Watch something from each of the following spine number ranges.
--- 001-100 -
-X- 101-200: Rififi
--- 201-300 -
--- 301-400 -
-X- 401-500Downhill Racer
--- 501-600 -
-X- 601-700: The War Room
-X-701-800: [b]Speedy[/b[
-X- 801-900: McCabe & Mrs. Miller
--- an Eclipse title -
--- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion (a title released on Laserdisc or a streaming exclusive) -

Who, What, and How
Watch 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section.
--- First Person, (insert title)
--- Second Person, (insert title)
--- Third Person, (insert title)
--- Fourth Person, (insert title)
--- Fifth Person, (insert title)

Watch a film from 5 different "themes" on Criterion's website.
Note: To earn a check for Compare and Contrast, you must watch both versions of the feature.

--- 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 films in at least 5 languages.
-X- French, Rififi
-X- Japanese, Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Fourth language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Fifth language, (insert language), (insert title).

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here.
--- First Essay title, (title of film)
--- Second Essay title, (title of film)
--- Third Essay title, (title of film)
--- Fourth Essay title, (title of film)
--- Fifth Essay title, (title of film)

Watch 5 Criterion supplemental interviews. Many of these can be found on Criterion.com and on Hulu (see Clips for the related film).
--- First Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Second Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Third Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fourth Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fifth Interview Name, (insert film title)

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers.
-X-

--- Second Trailer Title
--- Third Trailer Title
--- Fourth Trailer Title
--- Fifth Trailer Title

Above and Beyond (Not Required to Complete Checklist)
--- Watch a film with commentary –
--- Watch a supplemental short film –
--- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. -
--- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set or Top Ten List -
--- Listen to the soundtrack album for a Criterion/Eclipse film (a great place to get an idea for this is the Great Soundtracks Theme!) -

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1. Lonesome (1928) * 69 min.
2. Paths of Glory (1957) 88 min.
3. When Leon M.'s Boat Went Down the Meuse for the First Time (1979) * 38 min.
4. Uncle (1959) * 6 min.
5. Footprints (1960) * 12 min.
6. The Hall of Lost Steps (1960) * 12 min.
7. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970) * 77 min.
8. Port of Flowers (1943) * 82 min.
9. Cloud Phenomena of Majola (1924) * 10 min.
10. The Living Magoroku (1943) * 89 min.
11. Jubilation Street (1944) * 73 min.
12. The Army (1944) * 87 min.
13. Jour de Fete (1949) * 86 min.
14. La Pointe-Courte (1955) * 80 min.
15. Come on Children (1973) * 95 min.
16. David Golder (1931) * 95 min.
17. Summer Interlude (1951) * 96 min.
18. Morning for the Osone Family (1946) * 81 min.
19. Diary of Yunbogi (1965) * 25 min.
20. Shall We Go to My Place or Your Place or Each Go Home Alone? (1973) * 53 min.
21. Zazie dans le Métro (1960) * 92 min.
22. My Life as a Dog (1985) * 102 min.
23. Andrei Rublev (1966) * 206 min.




Stats:
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1920s 2 1930s 1 1940s 6 1950s 4 1960s 5 1970s 4 1980s 1

US 2 Belgium 1 Czechoslovakia 4 Japan 6 Germany 1 France 4 Canada 1 Sweden 3 Soviet Union 1

First time viewings: 22/23


*First time viewing.

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2016 Criterion Challenge List


Watership Down - SE DVD extras - for Animation Crossover double credit
Fantastic Planet - BD - for the same

Being John Malkovich - BD -

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - BD - extras

Rushmore HBO Go -

Wizard of Oz - 3D BD -

Frances Ha Netflix -

Solo Con Tu Paresa - Amazon Prime -

Godzilla - BD - with commentary

The Blob - DVD - with and w/o two commentaries

Chasing Amy - Roku Amazon Prime -

McCabe and Mrs Miller - Roku - trailer only for ST credit, need to find my DVD

Crumb - BD - commentary with Zwigoff and Elbert

Fiend Without a Face - DVD - with and w/o commentary

The Equinox ... A Journey Into the Supernatural - DVD - with and w/o commentary

Equinox - DVD - with and w/o commentary

Mulholland Dr. - BD -

The Lady Vanishes - BD -

Carnival of Souls - DVD - Legend Films release with Mike Nelson commentary

Trevor's Personal Challenge Checklist
(a monthly checklist to help justify collections and subscriptions)


Amazon Prime - multiple
Animation - multiple
BD - multiple
Comic Book - multiple
Criterion - obviously
Disney - Chasing Amy
DVD - multiple
Godzilla - Godzilla BD with commentary
HBO - Rushmore
Holiday - It's A Wonderful Life
Horror - multiple
MST3K - Carnival of Souls
Netflix - Frances Ha
Roku - multiple
Star Trek - trailer
3D - Wizard of Oz
Vudu - multiple

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*= first time viewing
blue= personal BluRay
purple= personal DVD
green= streaming
orange= borrowed BD/DVD

August 31st
1. Akira (Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1988 / Japan) --- LD #151 (watched non-Criterion BD)
Kaneda and Tetsuo are members of a biker gang who run into a psychic child, unlocking powerful mutations in the latter. Both become enmeshed in a secret government program. As Tetsuo becomes uncontrollable, it's up to Kaneda and the many other players in Neo-Tokyo to bring him down. This second viewing made me fall in love with the film even more.
--- Video: "Akira - What's the Difference?" (CineFix, 2015 / YouTube)
--- Video: "Hidden Meaning in Akira - Earthling Cinema" (Wisecrack, 2015 / YouTube)*
--- Video: "107 Akira facts YOU Should Know!" (CartoonHangover, 2015 / YouTube)*


September 1st
2. Throne of Blood (Kumonosu-jô) (Akira Kurosawa, 1957 / Japan) --- Spine #190
Triumphant warriors Washizu and Miki encounter a spirit who gives them prophecies that play on their ambitions. Egged on by his wife, Washizu descends down a murderous path. This is the third time I've seen the film, and every time I'm more and more intrigued with Lady Asaji and Miki whose motives seem both simple and murky.
--- Essay: "Throne of Blood: Shakespeare Transposed" / Stephen Prince
--- Essay: "Throne of Blood" / Donald Richie
--- Video: "Throne of Blood: Noh Shakespeare, No Problems!" (Kyle Kallgren, 2015 / United States / YouTube)
--- Original theatrical trailer

3. I Love Lucy: 2.1, "Job Switching" (William Asher, 1952 / United States) --- CTC #1000L

September 3rd
4. The War Room (Chris Hegedus & D. A. Pennebaker, 1993 / United States / Hulu)* --- Spine #602
Documentarians follow the campaign of Bill Clinton from primary and Presidency. It was a very interesting look at the political process and contrasts well with the earlier Primary which follows JFK. In those thirty years, the process changed drastically in a number of ways. Clinton's campaign managers have a cornucopia of information at their fingertips. Of course, modern elections have even more information, opinions, and voices clamoring for attention.
--- Essay: "The War Room: Being There" / Louis Menand
--- Video: "Three Reasons: The War Room" (Criterion.com, 2012 / United States)*


September 4th
5. The Freshman (Sam Taylor & Fred Newmeyer, 1925 / United States / Hulu)* --- Spine #703
Harold Lloyd stars as Harold Lamb, a college freshman who dreams of becoming the Big Man on Campus. Of course, his path is fraught with perils, misunderstands, and plenty of slapstick. I'm a huge fan of Lloyd's short films. This is the second of his features that I've seen, and it was utterly delightful.
--- Essay: "The Freshman: Speedy Saves the Day! A Harold Lamb Adventure!" / Stephen Winer

6. The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges, 1942 / United States) --- Spine #742 (watched non-Criterion DVD)
Everything about this film is absolutely delightful! Claudette Colbert dispenses witty banter with the tenacity of the MicroMachine Man and is only matched when Mary Astor breezes into the film. I watched due to participating in the TCM Slapstick class.
--- Video: "Three Reasons: The Palm Beach Story" (Criterion.com, 2015 / United States)
--- Video: "Mick Garris on The Palm Beach Story" (Trailers From Hell, 2014 / United States)*
--- Essay: "The Palm Beach Story: Love in a Warm Climate" / Stephanie Zacharek

7. Fantastic Planet (La planète sauvage) (René Laloux, 1973 / France & Czechoslovakia / BD)* --- Spine #820
A friend watched this and enthusiastically recommended it to me. We decided to watch together, and I was just as enthralled by it. The animation is so unique, and the unusual processes used give it an even more unworldly feel. The character design is both brutal and bizarre.
--- Essay: "Fantastic Planet: Gambous Amalga" / Michael Brooke


September 6th
8. All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk, 1955 / United States) --- Spine #95
Jane Wyman plays a widow who falls for Rock Hudson, a much younger outdoorsman. Of course, her two kids and society friends loss their shit. Douglas Sirk does melodrama like no one else, and the over-the-top theatrics and setting (at times a deer wonders in at just the right time) heighten the story without pushing things into camp.
--- Interview: "Contract Kid: William Reynolds on Douglas Sirk" (2007)*
--- Documentary: Behind the Mirror: A Profile of Douglas Sirk (BBC, 1979 / United Kingdom)*
--- Essay: "All That Heaven Allows: An Articulate Screen" / Laura Mulvey (2014)
--- Original theatrical trailer


September 7th
9. Early Spring (Sôshun) (Yasujirô Ozu, 1956 / Japan) --- Eclipse Series #3
A dissatisfied company man starts an affair with a coworker, putting his marriage in jeopardy. While this small family drama drives much of the plot, Ozu constructs an entire world around his love triangle, giving us a sense of the toll white collar work takes on people.

September 8th
10. The Return of Bulldog Drummond (Walter Summers, 1934 / United Kingdom / Hulu)* --- Hulu exclusive
Tenacious, patriotic Bulldog Drummond takes on both domestic and foreign war-profiteers in this fun little mystery. This is a Hulu exclusive, and I wish I had a bit more context for this one. While I enjoyed it, the film feels a bit slight.
11. Vanya on 42nd Street (Louis Malle, 1994 / United States)* --- Spine #599
A group of actors gather in a dilapidated theater to rehearse an adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. The play follows a Russian family dealing with their estate and the visit of the "golden child", an aging academic who never quite measured up.
--- Essay: "Vanya on 42nd Street: An American Vanya" / Steven Vineberg (2012)
--- Video: "Three Reasons: Vanya on 42nd Street" (Criterion.com, 2012 / United States)
--- Original theatrical trailer


September 9th
12. Bulldog Drummond's Revenge (Louis King, 1937 / United Kingdom / Hulu)* --- Hulu exclusive
When dangerous explosives are hijacked, Drummond is on the case despite the pleas of his bride-to-be. I enjoyed this one more than the 1934 film, but it still feels slight. This reminds me a bit of Basil Rathbone's later Sherlock Holmes films.

September 11th
13. Secret Honor (Robert Altman, 1984 / United States / Hulu)* --- Spine #257
A disgraced, exiled Richard Nixon rants into a tape recorder. He reveals the real reasons behind Watergate as well as the many, many people behind his ascent and fall. It's a beautifully executed monologue, and very engrossing.
--- Essay: "Secret Honor" / Michael Wilmington

14. Trafic (Jacques Tati, 1971 / France)* --- Spine #439
M. Hulot works as a designer of a "camping car" set to debut at an automobile expo. On the way to the expo, Hulot along with a driver and a public relations director are beset with myriad problems. I love Jacques Tati, and his deftly staged gags had me laughing.
--- Television episode: Omnibus - 9.27, "Monsieur Hulot's Work" (1976, United Kingdom)*
--- Original theatrical trailer


September 12th
15. ... And the Pursuit of Happiness (Louis Malle, 1986 / France & United States)* --- Eclipse Series #2
Malle travels around the United States and interviews many immigrants. They span all walks of life and situations. I feel that the documentary is just as important today since political talk about immigration has been dominating a lot of news.

September 13th
16. Harlan County USA (Barbara Kopple, 1976 / United States / DVD)* --- Spine #334
Kopple's documentary chronicles the various miner strikes in the 70s and provides historical context to the trials of the striking miners. This is a devastating glimpse into the way that under regulated industries can exploit workers.
--- Interview: Hazel Dickens (singer-songwriter)
--- Essay: "Harlan County USA: No Neutrals here" / Paul Arthur
--- Original theatrical trailer


September 16th
17. Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray, 1955 / India)* --- Spine #783
I bought this film unseen on the recommendation of the Filmspotting podcast, and I'm so glad that I did. It's a beautiful mediation on family, faith, poverty, and grief. I cannot wait to watch the other two films.
--- Interview: Soumitra Chatterjee (actor)
--- Interview: Shampa Srivastava (actor)
--- Interview: Soumendu Roy (camera assistant)
--- Excerpts from The Song of the Little Road featuring Ravi Shankar
--- Recording of Ray reading his essay "A Long Time on the Little Road"


September 18th
18. Slacker (Richard Linklater, 1991 / United States)* --- Spine #247
Richard Linklater's film doesn't really have a plot and follows a lot of Austin natives as they walk through the town, philosophizing, theorizing, and simply killing time. I wasn't as taken with this as I've been with his other films, but I really enjoyed it.
--- Selected cast interview "auditions" with introduction
--- Original theatrical trailer

19. The Producers (Mel Brooks, 1967 / United States) --- LD #36 (watched non-Criterion DVD)
An unscrupulous producer drags a mild-mannered accountant into his to scam investors with a surefire hit that ends up being the toast of Broadway. Gene Wilder is perfection as the neurotic Leo. His "I'm hysterical" bit has been quoted by me and my siblings for years.

September 19th
20. Salesman (Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin, 1968 / United States / Hulu)* --- Spine #122
The Maysles turn their cameras on a group of door-to-door Bible salesmen and their strapped-for-cash clientele. This reminded me too much of the three uncomfortable months I spent cold calling people about mortgages. There is a desperation and pushiness about the whole situation and everyone involved.
--- Essay: "Salesman" / Toby Miller


September 20th
21. Gimme Shelter (Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin, 1970 / United States / Hulu)* --- Spine #99
The Maysles capture lead up, disaster, and aftermath of the Rolling Stones free concert in San Francisco. Instead of establishing a firm timeline, they focus on the individual faces and moments that tell us how the disaster came about.
--- Essay: "Gimme Shelter: Rock-and-Roll Zapruder" / Amy Taubin
--- Essay: "Gimme Shelter: From Let It Bleed" / Ralph "Sonny" Barger

22. News from Home (Chantal Akerman, 1976 / United States & France)* --- Eclipse Series #19
Akerman's experimental film is more edifying than entertaining. She reads letters from her mother over intimate footage of New York City. The dirty streets and grimy subway harken back to an NYC that has largely disappeared in the public consciousness. I'm a fan of the director and her work, and this film definitely left an impression on me.

September 23rd
23. The Forgiveness of Blood (Joshua Marston, 2011 / United States)* --- Spine #628
An Albanian family deal with societal isolation after the patriarch kills a quarrelsome neighbor. The film shows us a country in flux, moving into the future but holding onto old customs. The situation drove me absolutely crazy!
--- Featurette: "Acting Close to Home"
--- Featurette: "Truth on the Ground"
--- Original theatrical trailer


September 24th
24. Simon of the Desert (Simón del desierto) (Luis Buñuel, 1965 / Mexico)* --- Spine #460
A devoted saint stands atop a pillar in the desert, deals with a plethora of glib visitors, and resists temptation from a voluptuous Satan. It's high satire that I didn't quite grasp.
--- Interview: Silvia Pinal (actress)


September 25th
25. Victim (Basil Dearden, 1961 / United Kingdom / Hulu)* --- Eclipse Series #25
In 1960s London a lawyer investigates a plot to blackmail homosexuals when a young man he loves kills himself. The film shows a deplorable law that ruined the lives of countless people. Thankfully, such anti-LGBT laws have been largely abandoned, but we still have a way to go.

Checklist
Spoiler:
Feature Presentation
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
-X- 1920: The Freshman (1925)
-X- 1930: The Return of Bulldog Drummond (1934)
-X- 1940: The Palm Beach Story (1942)
-X- 1950: Early Spring (1956)
-X- 1960: The Producers (1967)
-X- 1970: Gimme Shelter (1970)
-X- 1980: Akira (1988)
-X- 1990: The War Room (1993)
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

Watch something from each of the following spine number ranges.
-X- 001-100: All That Heaven Allows (1955) - #95
-X- 101-200: Salesman (1968) - #122
-X- 201-300: Slacker (1991) - #247
-X- 301-400: Harlan County USA (1976) - #334
-X- 401-500: Trafic (1971) - #439
-X- 501-600: Vanya on 42nd Street (1994) - #599
--- 601-700 -
-X- 701-800: Pather Panchali (1955) - #783
-X- 801-900: Fantastic Planet (1973) - #820
-X- an Eclipse title: ... And the Pursuit of Happiness (1986)
-X- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion (a title released on Laserdisc or a streaming exclusive): Bulldog Drummond's Revenge (1937)

Who, What, and How
Watch 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section.
-X- Robert Altman: Secret Honor (1984)
-X- Akira Kurosawa: Throne of Blood (1957)
-X- Chantal Akerman: News from Home (1976)
--- Fourth Person, (insert title)
--- Fifth Person, (insert title)

Watch a film from 5 different "themes" on Criterion's website.
-X- Out at Criterion: Victim (1961)
--- Second Theme name, (insert title)
--- Third Theme name, (insert title)
--- Fourth Theme name, (insert title)
--- Fifth Theme name, (insert title)

Watch films in at least 5 languages.
-X- Albanian: The Forgiveness of Blood (2011)
-X- Spanish: Simon of the Desert (1965)
--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Fourth language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Fifth language, (insert language), (insert title).

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here: Completed
-X- "Throne of Blood: Shakespeare Transposed" / Stephen Prince
-X- "The War Room: Being There" / Louis Menand
-X- "The Freshman: Speedy Saves the Day! A Harold Lamb Adventure!" / Stephen Winer
-X- "The Palm Beach Story: Love in a Warm Climate" / Stephanie Zacharek
-X- "Fantastic Planet: Gambous Amalga" / Michael Brooke

Watch 5 Criterion supplemental interviews: Completed
-X- "Contract Kid: William Reynolds on Douglas Sirk" (2007) / All That Heaven Allows
-X- Hazel Dickens / Harlan County USA
-X- Soumitra Chatterjee / Pather Panchali
-X- "Acting Close to Home" / The Forgiveness of Blood
-X- Silvia Pinal / Simon of the Desert

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers: Completed
-X- Throne of Blood
-X- All That Heaven Allows
-X- Vanya on 42nd Street
-X- Trafic
-X- Harlan County USA

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--- Watch a film with commentary –
--- Watch a supplemental short film –
-X- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it: Pather Panchali
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The Brood
The Honeymoon Killers
Red River (prerelease)
The Manchurian Candidate

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1. Yojimbo (1961) Spine #52
2. Seconds (1966) Spine #667
3. My Darling Clementine (1946) Spine #732
4. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001) Spine #723
5. The 39 Steps (1935) Spine #56
6. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Spine #157
7. Chasing Amy (1997) Spine #75
8. Corridors of Blood (1958) Spine #368

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* = First time viewing
August 31
  1. The Player (1992) - Spine #812

    September 1
  2. * The Lady Eve (1941) - Spine #103
  3. * Sullivan’s Travels (1941) - Spine #118
  4. * The Palm Beach Story (1942) - Spine #742

    September 2
  5. * Gimme Shelter (1970) - Spine #099

    September 3
  6. * Following (1999) - Spine #638
  7. F for Fake (1975) - Spine #288
  8. * Design for Living (1933) - Spine #592

    September 4
  9. * The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) - Laserdisc Spine #009
  10. The Lady Vanishes (1938) - Spine #003
  11. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) - Spine #643

    September 5
  12. * Monsieur Truffaut Meets Mr. Hitchcock (1999)
  13. * The Soft Skin (1964) - Spine #749
  14. * Day for Night (1973) - Spine #769
  15. On the Waterfront (1954) - Spine #3 Audio commentary

    September 6
  16. * Fantastic Planet (1973) - Spine #820
  17. * La Chienne (1931) - Spine #818
  18. * Contempt (1963) - Spine #171

    September 7
  19. * The Moment of Truth (1965) - Spine #595

    September 9
  20. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) - Spine #300 Audio commentary

    September 10
  21. * Only Angels Have Wings (1939) - Spine #806
  22. * Charade (1963) - Spine #057
  23. * Phoenix (2014) - Spine #809

    September 11
  24. * Secret Sunshine (2007) - Spine #576

    September 12
  25. * Lola (1961) - Spine #714
  26. * Pickup on South Street (1953) - Spine #224
  27. * Pickpocket (1959) - Spine #314

    September 13
  28. * The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) - Spine #557
  29. * Mystery Train (1989) - Spine #521

    September 19
  30. * Seven Samurai (1954) - Spine #002

    September 20
  31. * The Wicked Lady (1945) - Eclipse Series #36

    September 24
  32. * The Kid (1921) - Spine #799
  33. * Life During Wartime (2010) - Spine #574
  34. * Gomorrah (2008) - Spine #493

    September 25
  35. Do the Right Thing (1989) - Spine #097 Audio commentary RIP Bill Nunn
  36. * Drunken Angel (1948) - Spine #413

    September 27
  37. * The Marriage of Maria Braun (1978) - Spine #204
Spoiler:
Feature Presentation
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
-X- 1920 - The Kid (1921)
-X- 1930 - The Lady Vanishes (1938)
-X- 1940 - The Lady Eve (1941)
-X- 1950 - Pickup on South Street (1953)
-X- 1960 - The Soft Skin (1964)
-X- 1970 - Gimme Shelter (1970)
-X- 1980 - Do the Right Thing(1989)
-X- 1990 - The Player (1992)
-X- 2000 - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
-X- 2010 - Life During Wartime (2010)

Watch something from each of the following spine number ranges.
-X- 001-100 - Seven Samurai (002)
-X- 101-200 - Sullivan’s Travels (118)
-X- 201-300 - F for Fake (288)
-X- 301-400 - Pickpocket (314)
-X- 401-500 - Gomorrah (493)
-X- 501-600 - Design for Living (592)
-X- 601-700 - Following (638)
-X- 701-800 - The Palm Beach Story (742)
-X- 801-900 - The Player (812)
-X- an Eclipse title - The Magnificent Ambersons (Laserdisc 009)
-X- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion - The Wicked Lady

Who, What, and How
Watch 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section.
-X- Robert Altman, The Player
-X- Hans Dreier, Sullivan’s Travels
-X- Victor Milner, The Palm Beach Story
-X- Jean-Luc Godard, Contempt
-X- Jean Renoir, La chienne

Watch a film from 5 different "themes" on Criterion's website.
-X- Documentaries, The Times of Harvey Milk
-X- Suspense!, Charade
-X- Originals, The Man Who Knew Too Much
-X- First Films, Lola
-X- Great Soundtracks, Mystery Train

Watch films in at least 5 languages.
-X- French, Fantastic Planet
-X- Italian, The Moment of Truth
-X- German, Phoenix
-X- Korean, Secret Sunshine
-X- Japanese, Drunken Angel

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here.
-X- Are Movies Magic?, Day for Night
-X- Intimations of a Revolution, The Graduate
-X- The Spy in Givenchy, Charade
-X- Wars on Terror, Life During Wartime
-X- A Market for Emotions: The Marriage of Maria Braun Production History

Watch 5 Criterion supplemental interviews. Many of these can be found on Criterion.com and on Hulu (see Clips for the related film).
-X- Christopher Nolan, Following
-X- Alfred Hitchcock with François Truffaut, The Lady Vanishes
-X- David Thomson, Only Angels Have Wings
-X- Samuel Fuller, Pickup on South Street
-X- Mark Harris, Foreign Correspondent

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers.
-X- Hunger
-X- Badlands
-X- Repo Man
-X- The Red Shoes
-X- Revance

Above and Beyond (Not Required to Complete Checklist)
-X- Watch a film with commentary – On the Waterfront
-X- Watch a supplemental short film – Monsieur Truffaut Meets Mr. Hitchcock,, The Soft Skin
-X- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. - Day for Night
--- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set or Top Ten List -
-X- Listen to the soundtrack album for a Criterion/Eclipse film - The Last Days of Disco

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1. The Passion of Joan of Arc* DVD
2. Tokyo Chorus* DVD
3. I Was Born, But...* DVD
4. Passing Fancy* DVD



*first-time viewing



Checklist
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Feature Presentation

Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.

-X- 1920 - The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
-X- 1930 - Tokyo Chorus (1931)
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

Watch something from each of the following spine number ranges.

-X- 001-100 - The Passion of Joan of Arc (Spine #62)
--- 101-200 -
--- 201-300 -
--- 301-400 -
--- 401-500 -
--- 501-600 -
--- 601-700 -
--- 701-800 -
--- 801-900 -
-X- an Eclipse title - I Was Born, But... (Eclipse Series 10--Silent Ozu: Three Family Comedies)
--- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion (a title released on Laserdisc or a streaming exclusive) -

Who, What, and How

Watch 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section.

-X- Carl Th. Dreyer, (The Passion of Joan of Arc)
-X- Yasujiro Ozu, (Passing Fancy)
--- Third Person, (insert title)
--- Fourth Person, (insert title)
--- Fifth Person, (insert title)

Watch a film from 5 different "themes" on Criterion's website.
Note: To earn a check for Compare and Contrast, you must watch both versions of the feature.

-X- Faith on Film, (The Passion of Joan of Arc)
-X- Silent Cinema, (Tokyo Chorus)
-X- Growing Pains, (I Was Born, But...)
-X- Comedies, (Passing Fancy)
--- Fifth Theme name, (insert title)

Watch films in at least 5 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).

Special Edition Features

Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here.

--- First Essay title, (title of film)
--- Second Essay title, (title of film)
--- Third Essay title, (title of film)
--- Fourth Essay title, (title of film)
--- Fifth Essay title, (title of film)

Watch 5 Criterion supplemental interviews. Many of these can be found on Criterion.com and on Hulu (see Clips for the related film).

--- First Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Second Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Third Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fourth Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fifth Interview Name, (insert film title)

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers.

--- First Trailer Title
--- Second Trailer Title
--- Third Trailer Title
--- Fourth Trailer Title
--- Fifth Trailer Title

Above and Beyond (Not Required to Complete Checklist)

--- Watch a film with commentary –
--- Watch a supplemental short film –
--- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. -
-X- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set or Top Ten List - Eclipse Series 10--Silent Ozu: Three Family Comedies
--- Listen to the soundtrack album for a Criterion/Eclipse film (a great place to get an idea for this is the Great Soundtracks Theme!) -
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*= First Time Viewing

August 31st
  1. Alice In The Cities (Wim Wenders, 1974) : Blu-Ray Spine #814
  2. *Gate Of Hell (Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1953) : Blu-Ray Spine #653

September 1st
  1. *Diabolique (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1955) : Blu-Ray Spine #35

September 2nd
  1. *Patriotism (Yukio Mishima and Domoto Masaki, 1966) : DVD Spine #433
  2. *The Furies (Anthony Mann, 1950) : DVD Spine #435
  3. In The Mood For Love (Wong Kar-Wai, 2000) : DVD Spine #147

September 3rd
  1. *Wrong Move (Wim Wenders, 1975) : Blu-Ray Spine #815

September 4th
  1. *Kings Of The Road (Wim Wenders, 1976) : Blu-Ray Spine #816

September 5th
  1. Videodrome (David Cronenberg, 1983) : Arrow Blu-Ray (Criterion Spine #248)

September 6th
  1. *A Taste Of Honey (Tony Richardson, 1961) : Blu-Ray Spine #829

September 8th
  1. *Fear Eats The Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974) : Arrow Blu-Ray (Criterion Spine #198)

September 10th
  1. *Woman In The Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964) : Blu-Ray Spine #394

September 11th
  1. *Valley Of The Dolls (Mark Robson, 1967) : Netflix streaming (Criterion Spine #835)
  2. Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls (Russ Meyer, 1970) : Arrow Blu-Ray (Criterion Spine #836)

September 15th
  1. L'Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960) : Blu-Ray Spine #98

September 18th
  1. *3 Women (Robert Altman, 1977) : Blu-Ray Spine #230
  2. The Player (Robert Altman, 1992) : Blu-Ray Spine #812
  3. *Antichrist (Lars Von Trier, 2009) : Blu-Ray Spine #542
  4. To Be Or Not To Be (Ernst Lubitsch, 1942) : Warner Brothers DVD (Criterion Spine #670)

September 19th
  1. On The Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954) : Sony DVD (Criterion Spine #647)

September 23rd
  1. Short Cuts (Robert Altman, 1993) : Blu-Ray Spine #265
  2. *Charulata (Satyajit Ray, 1964) : Blu-Ray Spine #669

September 25th
  1. Three Colors: Blue (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993) : Blu-Ray Spine #588
  2. *A Canterbury Tale (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 1944) : DVD Spine #344

September 28th
  1. *Elevator To The Gallows (Louis Malle, 1957) : DVD Spine #335

September 30th
  1. *Cat People (Jacques Tourneur, 1942) : Warners DVD (Criterion Spine #833)
Spoiler:

Feature Presentation
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
--- 1920 - (insert film title here)
--- 1930 -
-X- 1940 - To Be Or Not To Be
-X- 1950 - Gate Of Hell
-X- 1960 - Patriotism
-X- 1970 - Alice In The Cities
-X- 1980 - Videodrome
-X- 1990 - The Player
-X- 2000 - In The Mood For Love
--- 2010 -

Watch something from each of the following spine number ranges.
-X- 001-100 - Diabolique
-X- 101-200 - In The Mood For Love
-X- 201-300 - Videodrome
-X- 301-400 - Woman In The Dunes
-X- 401-500 - Patriotism
-X- 501-600 - Antichrist
-X- 601-700 - Gate Of Hell
--- 701-800 -
-X- 801-900 - Alice In The Cities
--- an Eclipse title -
--- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion (a title released on Laserdisc or a streaming exclusive) -

Who, What, and How
Watch 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section.
-X- Henri-Georges Clouzot, (Diabolique)
-X- Rainer Werner Fassbinder, (Fear Eats The Soul)
-X- Robert Altman, (3 Women)
-X- Ernst Lubitsch, (To Be Or Not To Be)
-X- Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, (A Canterbury Tale)

Watch a film from 5 different "themes" on Criterion's website.
Note: To earn a check for Compare and Contrast, you must watch both versions of the feature.

-X- Road Trips, (Alice In The Cities)
-X- Oscar Winners (Gate Of Hell)
-X- Noir And Neo-Noir, (Diabolique)
-X- Japanese New Wave, (Patriotism)
-X- Great Soundtracks, (In The Mood For Love)

Watch films in at least 5 languages.
-X- First language, (German), (Alice In The Cities).
-X- Second language, (Japanese), (Gate Of Hell).
-X- Third language, (French), (Diabolique).
-X- Fourth language, (English), (The Furies).
-X- Fifth language, (Chinese), (In The Mood For Love).

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here.
-X- Patriotism: The Word Made Flesh, (Patriotism)
-X- The Furies: Mann of the Western, (The Furies)
-X- In The Mood For Love: Haunted Heart, (In The Mood For Love)
-X- Alice In The Cities: A Girls's Story, (Alice In The Cities)
-X- Wrong Move: Utter Detachment, Utter Truth, (Wrong Move)

Watch 5 Criterion supplemental interviews. Many of these can be found on Criterion.com and on Hulu (see Clips for the related film).
-X- Intimate Interviews:Walter Huston, (The Furies)
-X- Wong Kar-Wai on In The Mood For Love, (In The Mood For Love)
--- Third Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fourth Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fifth Interview Name, (insert film title)

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers.
-X- The Furies
-X- In The Mood For Love
-X- Woman In The Dunes
--- Fourth Trailer Title
--- Fifth Trailer Title

Above and Beyond (Not Required to Complete Checklist)
-X- Watch a film with commentary – The Furies
-X- Watch a supplemental short film – Hua Yang De Nian Hua from In The Mood For Love
-X- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. - Patriotism
-X- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set or Top Ten List - The Road Trilogy
--- Listen to the soundtrack album for a Criterion/Eclipse film (a great place to get an idea for this is the Great Soundtracks Theme!) -

(Change "---" to "-X-" or some similar mark when you have completed that line item.)

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September 1st
1. Gojira w/commentary (1954)
2. Godzilla, King of the Monsters w/commentary (1956)
All supplements

September 2nd
3. Fantastic Planet (1973)*
All supplements

September 3rd
4. The Freshman (1925)*
All supplements

September 4th
5. The Manchurian Candidate 1962)*
All supplements
6. Safety Last (1923)*
All supplements

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The 8th Annual Criterion Collection Challenge


August 31
Carrie 1976

September 1
Introduction - Six Men Getting Sick
Six Men Getting Sick
short
Introduction - The Alphabet
The Alphabet
short

September 2
Introduction - The Grandmother
The Grandmother short
Introduction - The Amputee
The Amputee - Version 1 short
The Amputee - Version 2 short
Introduction - Premonitions Following an Evil Deed
Premonitions Following an Evil Deed short
Eraserhead

September 3
Trailer - Mulholland Drive
Interview - David Lynch and Naomi Watts
Interview - Laura Harring, Johanna Ray, Justin Theroux, and Naomi Watts
Interview - Jack Fisk and Peter Deming
On-set footage - Mulholland Dr.
Deleted scene - Int. Hollywood Police Station – Day
Mulholland Dr.


September 4
A Hard Day's Night - 2000 Rerelease Trailer
A Hard Day's Night - 2014 Rerelease Trailer
The Beatles: The Road to A Hard Day's Night
You Can't Do That! The Making of A Hard Day's Night

A Hard Day's Night
Valley of the Dolls Netflix Instant
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

September 5
Moonrise Kingdom - Trailer
Benjamin Britten's "Noyce Fludde"
Exploring the Set
Storyboard Animatics and Narrator Tests
-Opening Sequence
-Church Flashback
-The Island of New Penzance
-The Island of St. Jack Wood
Auditions
Miniatures
Welcome to New Penzance
Set Tour with Bill Murray
Eleven iPhone Videos by Edward Norton

Moonrise Kingdom

September 6
Moonrise Kingdom with audio commentary

September 16
Trailer - Europa
Trier's Element
Europa

September 17
Trailer - Burden of Dreams
Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe short
Burden of Dreams

September 19
Hoop Dreams Netflix Instant

September 24
Time Bandits

September 25
Teaser - Vengeance is Mine
Trailer - Vengeance is Mine
Interview - Shohei Imamura
Vengeance is Mine


checklist:
Spoiler:
Feature Presentation
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
--- 1920 - (insert film title here)
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
XXX 1960 - A Hard Day's Night 1964
XXX 1970 - Eraserhead 1977
XXX 1980 - Burden of Dreams 1982
XXX 1990 - Europa 1991
XXX 2000 - Mulholland Dr. 2001
XXX 2010 - Moonrise Kingdom 2012

Watch something from spine number range:
XXX 001-100 - Time Bandits 37
--- 101-200 -
XXX 201-300 - Burden of Dreams 287
XXX 301-400 - Vengeance is Mine 384
XXX 401-500 - Europa 454
--- 501-600 -
--- 601-700 -
XXX 701-800 - Eraserhead 725
XXX 801-900 - Valley of the Dolls 835
--- an Eclipse title -
XXX Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion - Carrie

Watch films in at least 5 languages.
XXX Eraserhead English
XXX Europa German
XXX Vengeance is Mine Japanese
--- Fourth language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Fifth language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section (Each title must be unique. For example, Pierrot Le Fou could NOT count for Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Luc Godard, and Anna Karina, just one)
XXX Moonrise Kingdom Wes Anderson
--- Second Person, (insert title)
--- Third Person, (insert title)
--- Fourth Person, (insert title)
--- Fifth Person, (insert title)

Watch a film from 5 different"themes" on Criterion's website
XXX Eraserhead Cult Movies
XXX Mulholland Dr. Out at Criterion
XXX A Hard Day's Night Comedies
XXX Valley of the Dolls Melodrama
XXX Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Song and Dance

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here
XXX A Hard Day's Night: The Whole World is Watching by Howard Hampton
XXX Moonrise Kingdom: Awakenings by Geoffrey O'Brien
XXX Europa: Night Train by Howard Hampton
XXX Burden of Dreams: In Dreams Begin Responsibilities by Paul Arthur
XXX Vengeance Is Mine: Civilization and Its Discontents by Michael Atkinson

Watch 5 Criterion supplemental interviews.
XXX Mulholland Dr. David Lynch and Naomi Watts
XXX Mulholland Dr. Laura Harring, Johanna Ray, Justin Theroux, and Naomi Watts
XXX Mulholland Dr. Angelo Badalamenti
XXX Mulholland Dr. Peter Deming and Jack Fisk
XXX A Hard Day's Night Mark Lewisohn

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers
XXX Mulholland Dr.
XXX A Hard Day's Night
XXX Moonrise Kingdom
XXX Europa
XXX Burden of Dreams

XXX Watch a film with commentary – Moonrise Kingdom
XXX Watch a supplemental short film – The Grandmother
XXX Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. - Mulholland Dr.
--- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set/Top Ten List -
XXX Listen to a Criterion/Eclipse film soundtrack - Mulholland Drive
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9-1: To Be or Not to Be(Hulu), I Married a Witch(Hulu)
9-2: Hopscotch(Hulu)
9-6: The Horse's Mouth(Hulu)
9-14: Confidential Report(Hulu)
9-17: Love is Colder Than Death(Hulu)
9-18: Chungking Express(BD)
9-21: The Thief of Bagdad(Hulu), The Merchant of Four Seasons(Hulu)
9-24: Blast of Silence(DVD)
9-26: The Four Feathers(Hulu)
9-27: Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence(BD), Mahler(Hulu), The Immortal Story(Hulu)
9-29: Fantastic Planet(BD)
9-30: Day for Night(DVD)



Checklist
Spoiler:

Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 - 1939: The Four Feathers
--- 1940 - 1940: The Thief of Bagdad, 1942: I Married a Witch, To Be or Not To Be
--- 1950 - 1955: Confidential Report, 1958: The Horses's Mouth
--- 1960 - 1961: Blast of Silence,1968: The Immortal Story, 1969: Love is Colder Than Death
--- 1970 - 1971: The Merchant of Four Seasons, 1973: Day for Night, Fantastic Planet
--- 1980 - 1980: Hopscotch, 1983: Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
--- 1990 - 1994: Chungking Express
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

Watch something from spine number range:
--- 001-050 -
--- 051-100 -
--- 101-150 -
--- 151-200 - 154: The Horse's Mouth, 163: Hopscotch
--- 201-250 -
--- 251-300 -
--- 301-350 - 322: Confidential Report
--- 351-400 -
--- 401-450 - 428: Blast of Silence, 431: The Thief of Bagdad
--- 451-500 - 453: Chungking Express
--- 501-550 - 535: Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
--- 551-600 - 583: The Four Feathers
--- 601-650 -
--- 650-700 - 670: I Married a Witch, To Be or not To Be
--- 701-750 - 758: The Merchant of Four Seasons
--- 751-800 - 769: Day for Night
--- 801-850 - 820: Fantastic Planet, 831: The Immortal Story
--- an Eclipse title - Love is Colder Than Death
--- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion - Mahler

Watch films in at least 5 languages.
--- English - To Be or Not to Be, I Married a Witch, Hopscotch, The Horse's Mouth, Confidential Report, The Thief of Bagdad, Blast of Silence, The Four Feathers, The Immortal Story
--- German - Love is Colder Than Death, The Merchant of Four Seasons
--- Cantonese - Chungking Express
--- English/Japanese - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
--- French - Fantastic Planet, Day for Night

--- Watch a film with commentary –
--- Watch a supplemental short film –
--- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. -
--- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set/Top Ten List -


Collection from 2016
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Collection from 2015
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Collection from 2014
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I'm gonna do some, not sure how many yet.

Total time watched to date: 4:30:22.
Total movies watched: 2.

List:

8/31/16 Original Movie: Fantastic Planet (1973) (1:12:11) Library DVD
9/5/16 Supplement: Les temps morts* (1965) (0:09:47) Library DVD
9/5/16 Supplement: Les escargots* (1966) (0:11:16) Library DVD
9/5/16 Supplement: Laloux Sauvage* (2009) (0:26:16) Library DVD
9/5/16 Supplement: Italiques: Roland Topor* (1974) (0:53:49) Library DVD
9/5/16 Supplement: Roland Topor* (interview) (1973) (0:03:22) Library DVD
9/5/16 Supplement: Fantastic Planet Trailer* (1973) (0:02:17) Library DVD
9/5/16 Supplement: Gambous Amalga by Michael Brooke* (2016) Library DVD
9/9/16 Original Movie: I Was a Teenage Zombie* (1987) (1:31:24) HuluPlus
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malazar's 8th Annual Criterion Collection Challenge List

2015: 29 + Checklist
2014: 25 + Checklist
2013: 26 + Checklist

Goal: Complete Checklist Completed
*Denotes First Time Watch
First Time Watches - 22/24 (92%)

Blue=Blu-Ray - 15 entries
Black=DVD - 4 entries
Orange=TV/DVR/On Demand - 3 entries
Red=Streaming - 2 entries


August 31 - After Dusk
1. Fantastic Planet (René Laloux, 1973)* - Spine #820

September 1
2. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (Steven Soderbergh, 1989)* - Laserdisc Spine #108

September 2
3. Ride with the Devil (Ang Lee, 1999)* - Spine #514
-Interview: Jeffrey Wright
4. Sapphire (Basil Dearden, 1959)* - Part of Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden's London Underground

September 3
5. The League of Gentlemen (Basil Dearden, 1960)* - Part of Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden's London Underground

September 4
6. Victim (Basil Dearden, 1961)* - Part of Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden's London Underground
7. Diary of a Country Priest (Robert Bresson, 1951)* - Spine #222
8. Contempt (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)* - Spine #171

September 5
9. Barcelona (Whit Stillman, 1994)* - Spine #807
-Watched Trailer
-Essay: "Innocence Abroad" - Haden Guest
10. All Night Long (Basil Dearden, 1962)* - Part of Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden's London Underground

September 8
11. Gilda (Charles Vidor, 1946)* - Spine #795
-Interview: Eddie Muller
-Essay: "The Long Shadow of Gilda" - Sheila O'Malley

September 9
12. If.... (Lindsay Anderson, 1968)* - Spine #391

September 10
13. Only Angels Have Wings (Howard Hawks, 1939)* - Spine #806

September 16
14. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Stanley Kramer, 1963)* - Spine #692

September 17
15. Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir, 1975)* - Spine #29
-Watched short film: Homesdale (Peter Weir, 1971)*

September 18
16. Speedy (Ted Wilde, 1928)* - Spine #788
17. Phoenix (Christian Petzold, 2014)* - Spine #809
-Watched Trailer
-Interview: Christian Petzold and Nina Hoss
-Interview: Hans Fromm
-Watched Making Of Documentary
-Essay: "Just Be Yourself" - Michael Koresky

September 21
18. The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer, 1962) - Spine #803
-Watched with Commentary
-Interview: Angela Lansbury
-Watched Trailer

September 22
19. Downhill Racer (Michael Ritchie, 1969)* - Spine #494
-Watched Trailer

September 24
20. Le Amiche (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1955)* - Spine #817

September 25
21. Blind Chance (Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1981)* - Spine #772
-Essay: "The Conditional Mood" - Dennis Lim

September 26
22. Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch, 2001) - Spine #779
-Watched Trailer
-Interview: Laura Harring, Johanna Ray, Justin Theroux, and Naomi Watts

September 27
23. Pickup on South Street (Samuel Fuller, 1953)* - Spine #224
24. Death by Hanging (Nagisa Oshima, 1968)* - Spine #798
-Essay: "Hanging by a Thread" - Howard Hampton

September 28
-Listened to Chungking Express Soundtrack



Checklist:
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Feature Presentation
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
-x- 1920 - Speedy (1928)
-x- 1930 - Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
-x- 1940 - Gilda (1946)
-x- 1950 - Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
-x- 1960 - Contempt (1963)
-x- 1970 - Fantastic Planet (1973)
-x- 1980 - Blind Chance (1981)
-x- 1990 - Ride with the Devil (1999)
-x- 2000 - Mulholland Dr. (2001)
-x- 2010 - Phoenix (2014)

Watch something from each of the following spine number ranges.
-x- 001-100 - Picnic at Hanging Rock (29)
-x- 101-200 - Contempt (171)
-x- 201-300 - Diary of a Country Priest (222)
-x- 301-400 - If.... (391)
-x- 401-500 - Downhill Racer (494)
-x- 501-600 - Ride with the Devil (514)
-x- 601-700 - It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (692)
-x- 701-800 - Gilda (795)
-x- 801-900 - Fantastic Planet (820)
-x- an Eclipse title - Sapphire - Part of Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden's London Underground
-x- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion (a title released on Laserdisc or a streaming exclusive) - Sex, Lies, and Videotape (Laserdisc #108)

Who, What, and How
Watch 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section.
-x- Robert Bresson (Diary of a Country Priest)
-x- Georges Delerue (Contempt)
-x- Michelangelo Antonioni (Le Amiche)
-x- Samuel Fuller (Pickup on South Street)
-x- Nagisa Oshima (Death by Hanging)

Watch a film from 5 different "themes" on Criterion's website.
Note: To earn a check for Compare and Contrast, you must watch both versions of the feature.

-x- Cult Movies (Fantastic Planet)
-x- America, America (Ride with the Devil)
-x- Faith on Film (Diary of a Country Priest)
-x- French New Wave (Contempt)
-x- Noir and Neonoir (Gilda)

Watch films in at least 5 languages.
-x- French (Diary of a Country Priest)
-x- German (Phoenix)
-x- Italian (Le Amiche)
-x- Polish (Blind Chance)
-x- Japanese (Death by Hanging)

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here.
-x- Innocence Abroad (Barcelona)
-x- The Long Shadow of Gilda (Gilda)
-x- Just Be Yourself (Phoenix)
-x- The Conditional Mood (Blind Chance)
-x- Hanging by a Thread (Death by Hanging)

Watch 5 Criterion supplemental interviews. Many of these can be found on Criterion.com and on Hulu (see Clips for the related film).
-x- Jeffrey Wright (Ride with the Devil)
-x- Eddie Muller (Gilda)
-x- Christian Petzold and Nina Hoss (Phoenix)
-x- Hans Fromm (Phoenix)
-x- Angela Lansbury (The Manchurian Candidate)

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers.
-x- Barcelona
-x- Phoenix
-x- The Manchurian Candidate
-x- Downhill Racer
-x- Mulholland Dr.

Above and Beyond (Not Required to Complete Checklist)
-x- Watch a film with commentary – The Manchurian Candidate
-x- Watch a supplemental short film – Homesdale (from Picnic at Hanging Rock disc)
-x- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. - Phoenix
-x- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set or Top Ten List - Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden's London Underground
-x- Listen to the soundtrack album for a Criterion/Eclipse film (a great place to get an idea for this is the Great Soundtracks Theme!) - Chungking Express

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Legend:
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- USA 7
- Canada 1
- UK 4
- France 2

- First Time Viewing 9
* - First Home Viewing 0
* - First Time Using Owned Media 4

- actual Criterion disc 6
- viewed with commentary 3
- alternative (ex. director's) cut 2

Watched With: μ - M 0 | ν - N 0 | δ - D 2 (~ indicates only a partial viewing by other viewers)

Bold titles are feature length

Source:
  L - Library 0
  S - Streamed 1
  $ - bought for this challenge 2
  O - from my collection 11

Underlined titles indicate coming off the unwatched pile must have been purchased more than 1 month prior to challenge 9




Total Eligible Titles: 14 First Time Views: 9

Media: Blu-ray: 10 DVD: 1 HD-DVD: 2 Theater: 0

Streamed: Roku: Horror Hall 1










September 03:
01. [779] Mulholland Dr. (2001) O I remember when I first saw this, I really didn't like it. Now I understand David Lynch better and enjoyed this much more now. The supplements were great too. Didn't realize this was supposed to be then next Lynch TV series after Twin Peaks. That explains a lot of the open ended stuff in it.
  - Trailer (1:42)
  - Deleted Scene: Int. Hollywood Police Station - Day (2:16)
  - On Set Footage (24:44)
  - Interviews:
    - David Lynch and Naomi Watts (26:44)
    - Laura Harring, Johanna Ray, Justin Theroux, and Naomi Watts (35:38)
    - Angelo Badalamenti (19:29)
    - Peter Deming and Jack Fisk (22:09)
02. [LD349] Crash (1996) $ Back when Cronenberg was still really edgy. Lot's of uncomfortable to watch scenes, especially in this NC-17 cut.
  - Theatrical Trailer (red band NC-17 version)
September 04:
03. [775] A Room with a View (1985) O Period romance is not really my thing, but I'm glad I finally watched this, and very happy to get this HDDVD off my unwatched pile.
Features on the BBC HDDVD:
  - Breakfast Time interviews with Simon Callow and Daniel Day-Lewis (7:04)
  - Breakfast Time piece on success in America (3:20)
  - Film '96 profile on Merchant-Ivory (5:10)
  - EM Forester remembered (26:23)

04. [775] A Room with a View #775 (commentary track) (1985) O Figured I might as well finish off the disc by watching it with the commentary track. (Merchant, Ivory and Callow)
05. [540] Darjeeling Limited with Hotel Chevalier short film (13:13) (2007) δ O Of course another BIG thumbs up for another Wes Anderson gem. Wes was inspired to make this movie by the Merchant-Ivory films made in India. In fact, he reveals that he actually used the music from these movies. Merchant-Ivory also made A Room with a View!
  - Conversation between Wes Anderson and James Ivory (20:40)
  - Essay by Barry Braverman (11:48)
  - American Express commercial (starring Wes making a movie) (2:02)
  - Srihash audition (11yr old Indian boy) (2:39)
  - Oakley Friedberg/Packer Speech (about being in India while his parents made this movie (3:34)
  - Deleted and alternate scenes (cricket with a tennis ball, running down sand dune, attempt to board plane) (3:21)
  - Sketch with Roman Coppola (2:29)
  - Wairis' diary:
    - Animals (1:54)
    - Fitness ((1:20)
    - Special Effects (0:54)
    - My Costume (0:52)
    - Fans (0:20)
    - The Scene (1:10)
    - Feelings (0:25)
  - Trophy Case (0:21)
  - Theatrical trailer (2:17)
  - Stills Gallery:
    - James Hamilton (114)
    - Laura Wilson (12)
    - Sylvia Plachy (12)


September 05:
07. [540] Darjeeling Limited with Hotel Chevalier short film (13:13) (commentary track) (2007) O commentary with Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman (Wes only on Hotel Chevalier)

September 04:
06. [LD168] Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) δ O Of course, one of the greats! This was a good excuse to watch my newly acquired Blu-ray disc.
September 05:
08. [137] Notorious (1946) O A Hitchcock classic, and a great reason to watch my unwatched Blu-ray disc.
Special Features on the MGM Blu-ray:
  - Theatrical trailier (2:31)
  - Restoration comparison (2:50)
  - Audio interviews with Hitchcock:
    - with Peter Bogdanovich (2:14)
    - with Francois Truffaut (16:22)
  - The American Film Institute Award: The Key to Hitchcock 1979 (3:20)
  - Alfred Hitchcock: The Utimate Spymaster (13:10)
  - The Ultimate Romance : The Making of Nortorious (28:22)
09. [826] The New World (172 min. extended cut) (2005) O This movie only gets more wonderful with every viewing, and the new Criterion 172 minute extended cut makes it a masterpiece!
  - Theatrical trailer (2:24)
  - Teaser trailer (1:25)
  - The versions (17:10)
  - Editors (40:42)
  - Actors (30:03)
  - Producers (36:30)
  - Making of The New World (1:21:40)
September 10:
10. [151] Traffic (2000) $ Picked up the non-Criterion blu-ray of this for $10 yesterday. Not a special feature on it.
September 11:
11. [711] A Hard Day's Night (1964) O Finally got around to watching my Blu-ray of this (non-Criterion). Nice playful movie showing "a day in the life" of The Beatles.
Features on the Canadian Alliance disc:
  - Things They Said Today (36:18)
  - Their Production Will Be Second To None: Interviews with the movie makers
    - Look at My Direction: Richard Lester - Director (12:07)
    - Then There Was Music: Sir George Martin - Music Director (7:09)
    - You Know His Name: Denis O'Dell: Associate Producer (9:46)
    - Better Hurry 'Cause It May Not Last: David Picker - VP Production & Marketing(3:01)
  - With The Beatles: The Cast
    - Shake It Up Baby: John Junkin - "Shake" (4:03)
    - Happy Just To Dance: Lionel Blair - "TV Choreographer" (2:44)
    - The Future Still Looks Good: Kenneth Haigh - "Simon Marshall" (2:50)
    - That Boy: David Jaxon - "Young boy" (10:01)
    - Give Us a Wink: Anna Quayle - "Millie" (2:43)
    - I Act Like a Clown: Jeremy Lloyd - "Club dancer" (4:42)
    - Well I'll Bet You: Terry Hooper - "Casino crouper" (3:47)
  - Listen To the Music Playing In Your Head: George Martin's thoughts on the music in the movie (11:43)
  - What a Clean Old Man: about Wilfrid Brambell (5:03)
  - I've Lost My Little Girl: discussion of a deleted scene (4:21)
  - Dealing With "The the Men From the Press": interview with the Beatles publicist (17:50)
  - They and I Have Memories: interview with long time artist friend, Klaus Voorman (7:27)
  - Hitting the Big Time in the USA: Sid Berstein brings the Beatles to America (3:53)
September 14:
12. [5] The 400 Blows (1959) O Wow! I FINALLY got around to watching this one! It's been on my shelf for a long time! Thanks to mrcellophane, who picked it for me out of a "lineup" of 3 unwatched Criterions on my shelf. Still not sure I know what it was about! Maybe I'll be enlightened after the special features.
Watched features:
  - Auditions (6:24) - wow! those are some talented kids!
  - Cannes 1959 (5:51) - newsreel excerpt from Jacques Planche's Reflets de Cannes 1959
  - Cineastes de Notre Temps (22:27) - excerpts from the Francois Truffaut ou l'esprit critique episode
  - Cinepanorama (6:52)
  - Theatrical Trailer (3:47)


September 18:
13. [5] The 400 Blows with commentary (1959) O commentary by cinema professor Brian Stonehill

September 30:
14. [368] Corridors of Blood (1958) S horror crossover. streamed from Horror Hall on Roku



The 2016 Calgary International Film Festival begins!



September 21:
--. Maudie (2016) Opening gala screening at the Jack Singer Music Hall. Attendance: 1600

September 22:
--. Two Lovers and a Bear (2016) Canadian Gala screening at Theatre Junction. What an amazing film! Attendance: 400?

September 23:
--. Operator (2016) Stars Martin Starr from Freaks and Geeks. He even showed up for a Q&A.
--. Adult Life Skills (2016)
--. Always Shine (2016)

September 24:
--. (M)uchenik (The Student) (2016)
--. The Girl With All the Gifts (2016)
--. Personal Shopper (2016) Stars Kristen Stewart, pouty as ever.
--. Unless (2016) Stars Catherine Keener
--. Let Her Out (2016)

September 25:
--. Elle (2016)
--. Manchester By the Sea (2016)
--. The Unseen (2016)
--. God Knows Where I Am (2016) Documentary about a mentally ill woman in America who was released from an institution without informing anyone and died of starvation in an abandoned home.
--. Paterson (2016)

September 26:
--. Always Shine (2016)
--. Ordinary World (aka Geezer) (2016)
--. Operation Avalanche (2016) So the moon landing was fake after all!

September 27:
--. InControl (2016) Excellent sci-fi food for thought.
--. Sidemen: The Long Journey to Glory (2016) Awesome documentary about three great behind the scenes bluesmen.
--. Suntan (2016) Uncomfortable and brilliant!

September 28:
--. Boris sans Beatrice (2016)
--. Barakah yoqabil Barakah (2016)
--. The Greasy Strangler (2016) OMG! Crazy, Wes Anderson meets Napoleon Dynamite meets The Room, if The Room was a serial killer horror movie

September 29:
--. The Eyes of My Mother (2016)
--. Van Helsing: Help Me (Pilot) S01E01 (2016)
--. Van Helsing: Seen You S01E02 (2016)
--. Rupture (2016)

September 30:
--. Kill Me Please (2016)
--. Weirdos (2016) another GREAT Canadian film!
--. Lavender (2016) another GREAT Canadian film! (no, I didn't repeat that by accident!) One of the most satisfying endings to a ghost story in a long time!

October 01:
--. The Pearl of Africa (2016) SWEDEN/UGANDA
--. Julieta (2016) SPAIN The new film by Pedro Almodóvar.
--. Island City (2016) INDIA
--. Rosa Chumbre (2016) PERU
--. The Handmaiden (2016) SOUTH KOREA The new film by Park Chan-Wook

October 02:
--. Hired Gun (2016) Rock documentary
--. Abattoir (2016)
--. Beyond the Gates (2016)

The 2016 Calgary International Film Festival ends!


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Films in blue 1001 Movies list
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#28 Andy Warhol's Dracula/Blood for Dracula (1974) An ailing vampire count travels to Italy with his servant to find a bride. This movie challenges the viewer to rethink the concept of a loving God.




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#544 Head (1968) The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of what the hell am I watching. This movie tries its hardest to be the drizzling shits and succeeds magnificently.






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01. Fantastic Planet [bluray] / 8-31-9-1
02. A Day in the Country [bluray] / 8-15
03. Time Bandists / [DCP] / 8-24
04. The New World [150 min. version] / 8-25
05. Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words / 8-28
06. Chimes at Midnight / 8-30

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