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|01-23-03, 12:12 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2000
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. Heres 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.
|01-23-03, 12:22 PM||#2|
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Join Date: Jul 1999
Nothing to do with this, but incidentally I watched Three Kings last night.
You can't take a picture of this.
It's already gone.
- Nate Fisher, Six Feet Under
|01-23-03, 01:26 PM||#3|
DVD Talk Hero
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington DC
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)
|01-23-03, 01:29 PM||#4|
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: "Sitting on a beach, earning 20%"
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!!!
|01-23-03, 02:22 PM||#5|
DVD Talk Godfather
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New York
I did a night comparing and contrasting "violent" films so I screened:
Series 7: The Contenders
then on another night I decided to do something closely sci-fi and showed:
Another night I did European crime movies:
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
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)
- 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)
|01-23-03, 04:13 PM||#6|
DVD Talk Reviewer
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: New York
A few recent film festivals (VHS where noted) I have held for myself:
This is Shakespeare?:
Through a Glass Darkly
the Butcher Boy (VHS)
"You fu*%#^ #^@hole", etc.:
Glengarry Glen Ross
Heroin is Apparently Not Very Good for You:
Requiem for a Dream
Man With the Golden Arm
[size=1.5]"And the Francie Brady Not Being a Bad Bastard Anymore Award goes to - Great God, I think it's Francie Brady!"[/size]
Last edited by JLJanis; 01-23-03 at 04:56 PM.
|01-23-03, 10:19 PM||#7|
DVD Talk Gold Edition
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Las Vegas
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.
|01-23-03, 10:36 PM||#8|
DVD Talk Special Edition
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Waco, TX
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.
"...a man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man." Vito Corleone
My Modest DVD Collection
|01-24-03, 04:52 PM||#9|
Join Date: Dec 2002
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:
Chasing Amy: CC
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)
Everyone Says I Love You
Come to think of it, I've got to get cracking with this.
|01-24-03, 05:12 PM||#10|
DVD Talk Legend
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: is everything
Coen Brothers Film Fest
The Big Lebowski
O Brother Where Art Thou?