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Old 08-12-17, 08:52 PM   #18
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Re: 2017 Criterion Challenge List Thread

August 31st
1. Watership Down
2. Fantastic Mr. Fox

September 1st
3. Fantastic Planet
4. Naked
5. Life Is Sweet

September 2nd
6. Meantime
7. The Breaking Point
8. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
9. Roma

September 3rd
10. La Poison
11. The Human Condition
      A. No Greater Love

September 4th
11. The Human Condition
      B. Fury
      C. Nostalgia
      D. The Fog of War

September 6th
11. The Human Condition
      E. Escaping Death
      F. Wandering in the Wilderness

September 8th
12. Rebecca

September 9th
13. Look Back In Anger
14. Tiger Bay
15. L'Argent

September 10th
16. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
17. Weekend (Haigh)
18. Safety Last!

September 11th
19. Hopscotch

September 12th
20. Sid & Nancy

September 13th
21. Shallow Grave

September 14th
22. Topsy-Turvy

September 15th
23. Brief Encounter
24. Blithe Spirit
25. This Happy Breed
26. Blue

September 16th
27. The X from Outer Space
28. The Rules of the Game
29. White

September 17th
30. Red
31. Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell
32. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

September 22nd
33. The Living Skeleton
34. Genocide

September 23rd
35. Rome Open City
36. Taxi Driver

September 24th
37. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
38. Hotel Chevalier/The Darjeeling Limited

September 26th
39. Paisan

September 28th
40. Germany Year Zero

September 29th
41. The Squid and the Whale

Checklist

Spoiler:
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
--- 1920 - Safety Last!
--- 1930 - The Rules of the Game
--- 1940 - Rebecca
--- 1950 - The Breaking Point
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 - Watership Down
--- 1980 - Meantime
--- 1990 - Naked
--- 2000 - Fantastic Mr. Fox
--- 2010 - Weekend (Haigh)

Watch something from each of the following spine number ranges.
--- 001-100 - Sid & Nancy
--- 101-200 - Rebecca
--- 201-300 - The Rules of the Game
--- 301-400 - Naked
--- 401-500 - The Human Condition
--- 501-600 - Topsy-Turvy
--- 601-700 - Fantastic Mr. Fox
--- 701-800 - Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
--- 801-900 - Fantastic Planet
--- an Eclipse title - The X from Outer Space
--- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion (a title released on Laserdisc or a streaming exclusive) - Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Who, What, and How
Watch 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section.
--- Wes Anderson, (Fantastic Mr. Fox)
--- Federico Fellini, (Roma)
--- Robert Bresson, (L'Argent)
--- David Lean, (Brief Encounter)
--- Jean Renoir, (The Rules of the Game)

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.

--- Animals!, (Watership Down)
--- British Realism, (Naked)
--- Noir and NeoNoir, (The Breaking Point)
--- Cult Movies, (Fantastic Planet)
--- Heist Movies, (Fantastic Mr Fox)

Watch films in at least 5 languages.
--- First language, (English), (Watership Down).
--- Second language, (Italian), (Roma).
--- Third language, (French), (Fantastic Planet).
--- Fourth language, (Japanese), (The Human Condition).
--- Fifth language, (Spanish), (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!).

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here.
--- High-Flying Harold, (Safety Last!)
--- 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).
--- Olivier Assayas, (La Poison)
--- Molly Haskell and Patricia White, (Rebecca)
--- Michael Barker, (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!)
--- Carl Davis, (Safety Last!)
--- Dick Cavett and Walter Matthau, (Hopscotch)

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers.
--- Rebecca
--- L'Argent
--- Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
--- Weekend (Haigh)
--- Hopscotch

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

Last edited by fiver; 09-29-17 at 07:50 PM.
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