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Old 01-23-03, 12:12 PM   #1
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Programming Your Own Film Festival

Hey everyone. In order to make the most out of my current DVD collection, I have decided to program a film festival for myself. These screenings will revolve around certain themes or filmmakers. Here’s the festival schedule:

Friday, January 24 - The Upcoming War Against Iraq
* Starship Troopers (Paul Verhoeven, 1997)
* Three Kings (David O. Russell, 1999)

Saturday, January 25 – Classic Film Noir
* The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941)
* Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)

Sunday, January 26 – Neo Noir
* Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)
* L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson, 1997)

Friday, January 31 – Politics and Sex Scandals
* Wag The Dog (Barry Levinson, 1997)
* Primary Colors (Mike Nichols, 1998)

Saturday, February 1 – The Magnificent Andersons
* Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997)
* Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998)

Sunday, February 2 – They Came From Outer Space
* Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)
* Aliens (James Cameron, 1986)

Friday, February 7 – Things You Can Do With a Movie Camera
* Jules and Jim (Francois Truffaut, 1962)
* I Am Cuba (Mikhail Kalatozov, 1964)

Saturday, February 8 – Sex Can Be a Pain in the Ass!
* Last Tango in Paris (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1972)
* Crash (David Cronenberg, 1996)

Sunday, February 9 – Hitchcock in Technicolor
* Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)
* North By Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)

Friday, February 14 – Hooray for Hollywood!
* His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940)
* Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)

Saturday, February 15 – Crime Time
* Casino (Martin Scorsese, 1995)
* Heat (Michael Mann, 1995)

Sunday, February 16 – One Ring to Rule Them All
* The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Extended Edition (Peter Jackson, 2001)

So that's the plan for the next month. If it works out well, I'll program another schedule for myself.
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Old 01-23-03, 12:22 PM   #2
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Nothing to do with this, but incidentally I watched Three Kings last night.

Great film.
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Old 01-23-03, 01:26 PM   #3
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Of the newer titles to my DVD library:

I plan to double features of

The Eye/Dark Waters (Asian Horror Night)

Devil's Playground/El Mar

Jin-Roh/Patlabor: The Movie (Anime Double feature)

South West 9/Tube Tales (UK Film night)
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Old 01-23-03, 01:29 PM   #4
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Saturday, February 8 – Sex Can Be a Pain in the Ass!
* Last Tango in Paris (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1972)
* Crash (David Cronenberg, 1996)
Ouch!

That's a pretty good idea, maybe I'll try it some time

EDIT TO ADD: Film Fest, I'm talking about the Film Fest!!!
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Old 01-23-03, 02:22 PM   #5
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I did a night comparing and contrasting "violent" films so I screened:
Audition
Series 7: The Contenders


then on another night I decided to do something closely sci-fi and showed:
Donnie Darko
Starship Troopers


Another night I did European crime movies:
Profondo Rosso
Spoorloos


Haven't had one of these in a while because my closest friends are very anti-movie.

But some ideas (themes grouped, based solely on my collection, which can be viewed on the link in my profile):

Killers Who Befriend Young Girls:
- Ghost Dog
- Leon

Spacey as the Salesman
- Glengarry Glen Ross
- Big Kahuna

Gambler's Night (Part One, A Tour of the West)
- Ocean's Eleven
- Hard Eight

Gambler's Night (Part Two, Elsewhere)
- Rounders
- Bob le Flambeur

This Guy is Crazy!
- Maniac LE
- Seul Contre Tous

An Evening with Gael Garcνa Bernal
- Amores Perros
- Y Tu Mama Tambien

An Evening with Death
- Seventh Seal
- Weekend at Bernie's
(or should it be vice-versa)

War! War! War! War! War!
- Apocalypse Now (original)
- Thin Red Line
- Idi i Smotri
(a looong afternoon and evening)
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Old 01-23-03, 04:13 PM   #6
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A few recent film festivals (VHS where noted) I have held for myself:

Dining Alone?
Mulholland Drive
Persona (VHS)
Performance (VHS)

This is Shakespeare?:
Hamlet (2000)
Titus

Bergmania!
the Silence
Winter Light
Through a Glass Darkly

Moody Bastard!
the Butcher Boy (VHS)
Taxi Driver

"You fu*%#^ #^@hole", etc.:
Glengarry Glen Ross
Goodfellas

Heroin is Apparently Not Very Good for You:
Requiem for a Dream
Trainspotting
Man With the Golden Arm
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Old 01-23-03, 10:19 PM   #7
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Maybe it's just me, but every time I watch two films in a night (which lately has been just about every night), I try to pick two films that have very little in common. Otherwise a little too much of one topic may bore me. Like I wouldn't watch two thrillers/horror movies in a row, or 2 war films or 2 films starring the same actor or whatever...

but maybe that's just me.
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Old 01-23-03, 10:36 PM   #8
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The last film festival I threw for myself was four nights of David Lynch.

Blue Velvet SE
Wild At Heart
Twin Peaks Season One DVD
Twin Peaks Season Two VHS
Fire Walk With Me

I haven't had time to see anymore.
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Old 01-24-03, 04:52 PM   #9
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Before Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back came out, knowing it would be full of inside jokes and references, I had wanted to watch the first 4 films of the increasingly inaccurately titled Jersey Trilogy (name that reference ). I didn't get the chance, but now I have the whole set and will eventually have SmithFest:

Clerks
Mallrats
Chasing Amy: CC
Dogma SE
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

I could also insert Clerks: Uncensored (the TV cartoon) before J&SBSB, although that's not a feature film.

I could also have a WoodyFest:

Take the Money and Run
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex (but were afraid to ask)
Annie Hall
Everyone Says I Love You

Come to think of it, I've got to get cracking with this.
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Old 01-24-03, 05:12 PM   #10
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PTA filmfest

Hard Eight
Boogie Nights
Magnolia

Coen Brothers Film Fest

Fargo
Blood Simple
The Big Lebowski
O Brother Where Art Thou?
Raising Arizona
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