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Old 09-01-09, 09:40 AM
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Re: Criterion Challenge List Thread - September 2009

Criterion Collection Challenge


1. 09/06 Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater, 1993)
2. 09/17 Homicide (David Mamet, 1991)

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Old 09-01-09, 10:33 AM
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Re: Criterion Challenge List Thread - September 2009

Just a reminder that everyone is encouraged to join DVDTalk's Criterion Film Club, which has a weekly movie for in-depth discussion.

This week's film is F for Fake, thread here.

And it's never too late to discuss the week two film, George Washington, here, or the week one film, Empire of Passion, here.

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

Also, if you are planning to reveal key plots points/endings in your mini reviews, you should put them in spoiler tags. Spoiler tags work like this:

[ spoiler] Remove the spaces to really hide something, like this
Spoiler:
Han shot first.
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Re: Criterion Challenge List Thread - September 2009

9/1/09
Letyat zhuravli (1957) aka The Cranes Are Flying (#146,Soviet Union)B&W-Rented,2 thumbs up
La belle et la bte (1946) aka Beauty and the Beast (#6,France)B&W
Own,2 thumbs up

9/2/09
Vrits et mensonges (1973) F For Fake(#288,USA)Rental,I like it.

9/3/09
The Last Emperor (1987)(#422,France) Blu-ray

9/4/09
Ji-uchi: Hairy tsuma shimatsu (1967) aka Samurai Rebellion

9/5/09
Do the Right Thing (1989)

9/08/09
Divorzio all'italiana (1961)

9/10/09
My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Not sure how this will work out,but I like watching Criterions.
Most of my reviews will be short though.


Spoiler:

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

Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
--- 1920 - (insert film title here)
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -

Watch films in at least five 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).

Watch something from spine number range:
--- 001-050 -
--- 051-100 -
--- 101-150 -
--- 151-200 -
--- 201-250 -
--- 251-300 -
--- 301-350 -
--- 351-400 -
--- 401-450 -
--- 451-500 -

Watch a film from the following genres:
--- Comedy
--- Drama
--- Horror
--- Science Fiction
--- Action / Adventure
--- Musical
--- Epic / Historical
--- Mystery / Thriller
--- War / Western
--- Documentary

--- Watch a film which won an Academy Award -
--- Watch a film with commentary -
--- Watch a short -
--- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. -

(One film could fill multiple items. Example: Silence of the Lambs would qualify for a decade, language, spine number range, genre, Academy Award, and possibly more.)
(Change "---" to "-X-" or some similar mark when you have completed that line item.)


My recommendation for A Criterion Documentary
Nuit et brouillard (1955)

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Re: Criterion Challenge List Thread - September 2009

September 2, 2009

Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954) Good film that I will go into some detail in the discussion thread.

9/4/2009

The Last Days of Disco
(1998) I liked this one better than Barcelona. I'm not sure if it is better than Metropolitan

9/11/2009

Bande a Part (Band of Outsiders)
(1964) Great film. I loved Anna Karina's performance in this one.

9/17/2009

Ai no corrida (In the Realm of Senses) (1976) Um not sure how to describe this one. I found the last 15 minutes disturbing

9/26/2009

The Ruling Class
(1969) Interesting film. I can't accuse the film of being boring. I liked the musical numbers. I can see how people would have some issues with this film though. Very good performance by Peter O' Toole.

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Re: Criterion Challenge List Thread - September 2009



September 2
John Cassavetes: Five Films - supplement, A Constant Forge - The Life and Art of John Cassavetes

September 3

John Cassavetes: Five Films - supplements for Faces:
  • Alternate opening sequence
  • Cineastes de notre temps
  • Making Faces
  • Lighting and Shooting the Film
September 4
Harakiri - supplements:
  • Masaki Kobayashi interview
  • A Golden Age
  • Masterless Samurai
  • Booklet
September 10
Naked Lunch - supplements:
  • Documentary
  • Essay
  • William S. Burroughs recording
  • Booklet
September 12
The Man Who Fell To Earth - supplement, novel

September 14

Burden of Dreams - supplement, booklet

September 16
An Angel At My Table - supplement, booklet

September 17
Jules and Jim - supplements:
  • Commentary w/Jeanne Moreau and Serge Toubiana
  • Interviews
  • Booklet
September 20
Dazed and Confused - supplements:
  • Commentary by Richard Linklater
  • Making Dazed documentary
  • Interviews
  • Audition footage
  • Booklet
8 1/2 - supplement, booklet

September 22
Ran - supplements:
  • Commentary by Stephen Price
  • A.K. film
  • Making-of documentary
  • Interview with Tatsuya Nakadai
  • Booklet
September 23
In The Mood For Love - supplement, booklet

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - supplement, booklet

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Re: Criterion Challenge List Thread - September 2009

Reserved - my viewing starts tonight
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Re: Criterion Challenge List Thread - September 2009

^ We're stickied btw.
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^ We're stickied btw.
haha. Ok. I haven't been to the main page for a while, and thought there were a few others that were participating.
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Re: Criterion Challenge List Thread - September 2009

OK, I completely forgot to participate in this, and started this weekend.

Here's my list:

Kagemusha
My Own Private Idaho

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