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Old 01-13-06, 01:24 AM
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Director's films Recommendations

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if you guys could recommend me some movies from these directors. Please list some of your favorites that I havent seen. I have listed the movies of theirs I have seen.

Godard: Band of Outsiders
Altman: Short Cuts, 3 Women, Long Goodbye, Tanner 88, MASH
Bertolucci: haven't seen any of his movies yet
Clouzot: Wages of Fear, Le Corbeau
Antonioni: Blow-Up
Fuller: Pick Up on South Street
Cronenberg: Video Drome
Lang: M
Welles: Citizen Kane
Polanski: Pianist, The Tenant, Knife in the Water, Chinatown
Egoyan: Havent seen any of his movies yet


Thanks in Advance!

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Old 01-13-06, 02:23 AM
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Great list of directors. Im looking forward to some of the suggestions as well.

Altman: Gosford Park

Clouzot: Diabolique

Antonioni: L' Avventura - didn't enjoy it as much the first time I saw it but it was the same with Blow Up for me

Fuller: The Big Red One - I have only seen the restoration version that was released somewhat recently on DVD. Its very different from Pickup but its a pretty solid war movie.

Cronenberg: One of my favorites. If you enjoyed Videodrome then you will probably enjoy his other films. Dead Ringers is my favorite of his but not by much. Naked Lunch, eXistenZ and A History of Violence are some of his other good ones. All of them are well worth checking out though.

Lang: If you liked M you can't go wrong with the Testament of Dr Mebuse.

Wells: Touch of Evil is probably his second best. Also The Magnificent Ambersons is great. Not sure if that one is out on DVD yet but comes on TCM on occasion.

Polanski: Chinatown. Excellent film.

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I forgot to add chinatown to me seen list. Damn good movie!
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Godard- Breathless, Contempt
Fuller- Shock Corridor
Cronenberg- A History of Violence, The Fly
Lang- The Big Heat, Woman In the Window, Man Hunt
Welles- Touch Of Evil, The Lady from Shanghai, The Stranger
Polanski- Rosemary's Baby, Frantic

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Godard - Breathless, Alphaville
Altman - The Long Goodbye (I love this one)
Bertolucci - The Sheltering Sky was okay
Cronenberg - The Dead Zone, eXistenZ, Naked Lunch
Lang - Metropolis... and watch M again
Welles - I second Touch of Evil! Wonderful.
Egoyan - Exotica. The cover looks crappy, but I love this film... and I looooove Mia Kirshner.
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Originally Posted by Harry Lime
I forgot to add chinatown to me seen list. Damn good movie!
You might want to edit the list again and change The Apartment to The Tenant, which is what I think you meant. If not, a separate Billy Wilder section could be added.

As for Egoyan, see The Sweet Hereafter.
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oh yeah, i didn't even notice. I recently got the Billy Wilder collection and also the Apartment so iv been pretty high on that. thanks for the heads up!

What do you guys think of the new Egoyan Box Set coming out soon. Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...s=dvd&v=glance

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I could point out alot of films here but I just want to stress the importance of seeing Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller. I had a period where I was unable to stop watching it, worshipping every frame and the greatness of it all.
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Bertolucci:The Last Emperor
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Altman's best IMO include The Player, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Brewster McCloud and his masterpiece, Nashville, one of the greatest films ever made.
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I'be not seen a whole lot of the films you mention, but I'd have to say:

Altman - The Player
Clouzot - Diabolique
Cronenberg -The Fly, Dead Ringers
Welles - F is For Fake
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Lang -- Scarlet Street and Clash by Night, two great noirs.

Egoyan -- The Sweet Hereafter and Exotica, absolutely.
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Ok, I can't really list my favorites but I can list a few ive seen while ranting about how bad they were ... Its just my opinion, I just really hate cronenberg

Cronenberg-
Sex, Lies and Videotape
Spider (Ralph Fienes, I actually diden't mind this one so much...)
Crash (A movie about the erotic aspect of car crashes... I really hated this film....)
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Cronenberg-
Sex, Lies and Videotape

Sex, Lies and Videotape is directed by Steven Soderbergh
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Originally Posted by Harry Lime
Hi everyone,

I was wondering if you guys could recommend me some movies from these directors. Please list some of your favorites that I havent seen. I have listed the movies of theirs I have seen.

Godard: Band of Outsiders
Antonioni: Blow-Up
These are two of my favorite directors (Godard especially). Here's what I recommend, for starters:

Godard: Pierrot le fou (possibly my favorite film of all time), Breathless, Weekend, Masculin Feminin, Contempt
Antonioni: L'Avventura, The Passenger, L'Eclisse

Truffaut is a great counterpart to Godard. Check out The 400 Blows, one of my three favorite films of all time. Also check out Jules et Jim, Shoot the Piano Player, and The Story of Adele H. In general, I find that I prefer the early films in the careers of the French New Wave filmmakers. The early works were just more vital and more rebellious.

If you like Antonioni, check out Vittoria de Sica and Luchino Visconti.

Also, DVDBeaver has a pretty cool feature that lets you check out available DVDs by Director. Go to www.dvdbeaver.com, then click "Film/DVD Reviews" on the left side of the page, and then select your director. You'll see a chronoligical filmography of major works along with links to those available on DVD. (If nothing else, it makes you realize how many major works are not yet available in any region.)

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Hey Illennium have you seen Godard's latest film Notre musique? What did you think of it?

I was unable to find this playing anywhere near me without having to drive really far but it sounds great.
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Originally Posted by Harry Lime
Hey Illennium have you seen Godard's latest film Notre musique? What did you think of it?

I was unable to find this playing anywhere near me without having to drive really far but it sounds great.
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