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Old 08-30-12, 07:40 PM
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September 3rd
1. Stagecoach (1939-John Ford) Spine #516 ***** 96 Minutes
-Jim Kitses Commentary Track (96:10)
-Peter Bogdanovich Interview (14:17)
-Vic Armstrong on Yakima Canutt (10:00)

September 4th
2. Chasing Amy (1997-Kevin Smith) Spine #75 ****1/2 113 Minutes
- Commentary Track (113:31)
- Introduction by Kevin Smith (2:57)

September 6th
3. The Third Man (1949-Carol Reed) Spine #64 ***** 104 Minutes

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gp1086 Criterion Challenge - 2012

Challenge Goal - 5 Films (All New Watches) - *GOAL REACHED*

Each title is hyper-linked its respective Criterion webpage.

* First-time watch

1. 09/01 - Rosemary's Baby (1968) - DVD (Non-Criterion Disc) *

2. 09/17 - Straw Dogs (1971) - Blu Ray (Non-Criterion Disc) *

3. 09/19 - Diabolique (1955) - Blu Ray (Criterion Disc) *

4. 09/26 - Picnic at Hanging Rock (1985) - DVD (Criterion Disc)*

5. 09/30 - The Ice Storm (1997) - DVD (Non-Criterion Disc)*

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Ash Ketchum's Third Annual Criterion Challenge


Sept. 1, 2012
1. THE WARPED ONES (1960/Japan, 75 min., b&w, drama/Nikkatsu) DVD (Eclipse Series 28:The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara) Dir.: Koreyoshi Kurahara.
Frenetic New Wave-inspired youth drama of petty criminals at large in a Japanese seacoast city. Watchable but aimless, like its characters.

Sept. 2, 2012
2. ZATOICHI THE FUGITIVE (1963/Japan, 86 min., color, samurai drama/Daiei) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.) Dir.: Tokuzo Tanaka.
Way too convoluted plot for a Zatoichi movie. I got lost about a half-hour in, but the big fight finale was worth sticking around for. (They usually are.)

Sept. 3, 2012
3. INTIMIDATION (1960/Japan, 66 min., b&w, drama/Nikkatsu) DVD The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara (Eclipse Series 28) In Japanese with English subs.
Dir.: Koreyoshi Kurahara.
A banker facing a scandal is blackmailed into robbing his own bank and dealing with a longtime co-worker who knows.

4. ZATOICHI CHALLENGED (1967/Japan, 86 min., color, samurai drama/Daiei) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.) Dir.: Kenji Misumi.
I thought this looked familiar and soon realized I’d seen it for last year’s Challenge. But it’s a good one and was definitely worth watching again.

5. ZATOICHI THE OUTLAW (1967/Japan, 96 min., color, samurai drama/Daiei) VHS (in Japanese with English subs.) Dir.: Satsuo Yamamoto.
Interesting supporting characters, some good actors, and a crisis of conscience for the hero enhance this routine Zatoichi entry.

Sept. 9, 2012
6. SAMURAI REBELLION (1967/Japan, 121 min., b&w, historical drama/Toho) VHS (in Japanese with English subs.) Dir.: Masaki Kobayashi.
In 1725, a clan lord orders a vassal to marry the lord’s disgraced mistress. It turns into a happy marriage for the young man. When the lord decides he wants the mistress back, it creates some serious problems. I consider this the best Japanese film I've ever seen that wasn’t directed by Kurosawa, Ozu or Miyazaki. The stars include Toshiro Mifune and Tatsuya Nakadai.

Sept. 13, 2012
7. LE SAMOURAI (1967/France, 105 min., color, crime drama) DVD (in French with English subs.) Dir.: Jean-Pierre Melville.
A hitman fulfills his contract and is then pursued by both his employers and the police. Not much in the way of story or characterization and the kind of thing we’ve seen a million times since, but Delon’s stoic, deadpan performance and Melville’s lean-and-clean attention to detail offered a fresh approach back in 1967. A keen influence on both John Woo and Tarantino. 

8. ZATOICHI'S CANE SWORD (1967/Japan, 93 min., color, samurai drama) VHS (in Japanese with English subs.) Dir.: Kimiyoshi Yasuda.
Zatoichi is without his sword for a long stretch of this so the action has to wait till he gets it back--with a twist--near the end. He goes up against a corrupt inspector and his entourage in this one. Standard stuff.

Sept. 14, 2012
9. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL (1944/Japan, 85 min., b&w, wartime drama) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.) Eclipse Series 23: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa. Dir.: Akira Kurosawa.
Eye-opening Japanese propaganda drama about girls on the homefront during World War II working at a factory making military optics for Japanese weapons. When their work quota is increased, they plunge into it with fervor despite individual setbacks. Kurosawa gives it his customary zeal, but one wonders how much he believed what he was putting on screen, especially since it was obvious Japan was losing the war.

10. THIRST FOR LOVE (1967/Japan, 99 min., b&w, drama/Nikkatsu) DVD: The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara (Eclipse Series 28) In Japanese with English subs.
Dir.: Koreyoshi Kurahara.
Interesting melodrama based on a novel by Yukio Mishima about a widow who lives with her late husband's dysfunctional family and enters into a relationship with her father-in-law, all while nursing an obsession with a young gardener on the estate.

Sept. 22, 2012
11. I HATE BUT LOVE (1962/Japan, 105 min., color, comedy-drama/Nikkatsu) DVD: The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara (Eclipse Series 28) In Japanese with English subs. Dir.: Koreyoshi Kurahara.
A TV star in Tokyo decides to chuck it all and go on a road trip in a battered jeep to Kyushu, provoking a nationwide media frenzy. An amazing film and unlike any other Japanese movie I’ve ever seen.

12. BLACK SUN (1964/Japan, 95 min., b&w, drama/Nikkatsu) DVD: The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara (Eclipse Series 28) In Japanese with English subs. Dir.: Koreyoshi Kurahara.
A jazz-crazed petty thief helps out a wounded black GI on the run from MPs, but is treated badly for his efforts. Fascinating culture clash, but we never get to know the GI. The title comes from a Max Roach LP. A follow-up to THE WARPED ONES (1960).

Sept. 26, 2012
13. SANS SOLEIL (1983/France, 100 min., color, documentary) VHS (narrated in English)
Dir.: Chris Marker.
A woman narrator reads letters from a man detailing his travels and observations accompanied by footage from Japan, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland and San Francisco, among a couple of other places. A lot of the footage comes from other films. I can’t say I got the point of it all.

Sept. 28, 2012
14. THE STEEL HELMET (1951/U.S., 84 min., b&w, war movie/Lippert) VHS
Dir.: Sam Fuller.
Excellent Korean War combat film with solid multiracial cast and an unflinching look at the reality of war. Fuller had served in the infantry in WWII, so he knew what he was talking about.

Sept. 30, 2012
15. HEAVEN’S GATE (1980/U.S., 220 min., color, western/UA) VHS. Dir.: Michael Cimino.
First time I’ve seen the original theatrical cut. Overblown “Marxist western” that goes on forever. What was the point of it? Immigrants=good, cattlemen/rich people=bad. There were B-westerns that said the same thing in 60 min.

16. I AM WAITING (1957/Japan, 91 min., drama/Nikkatsu) DVD: Nikkatsu Noir (Eclipse Series 17) In Japanese with English subs. Dir.: Koreyoshi Kurahara.
After watching the Kurahara box set for this challenge, I decided to re-watch Kurahara's debut film, which I watched for the first time in last year’s challenge. It's a pretty good crime drama about an ex-boxer trying to find out what happened to his brother.

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The Blood of a Poet
Belle de Jour
A Woman is a Woman
The Virgin Spring
Dead Ringers
Cronos
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
La Strada
Black Moon
Nanook of the North
Eating Raoul
Rashomon
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
Thieves' Highway
Trafic
The Only Son
Monsoon Wedding
There Was a Father
Daisies
Clean, Shaven

Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
-x- 1920 - Nanook of the North
-x- 1930 - The Blood of the Poet
-x- 1940 - Theives' Highway
-X- 1950 - La Strada, Rashomon
-x- 1960 - Belle de Jour, The Virgin Spring
-x- 1970 - Black Moon, The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, Trafic
-x- 1980 - Dead Ringers, Eating Raoul
-x- 1990 - Cronos, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
-x- 2000 - Monsoon Wedding
--- 2010 (Optional) -

Watch films in at least five languages.
-X- First language, (French), (The Blood of the Poet).
-x- Second language, (Swedish), (The Virgin Spring).
-x- Third language, (Spanish), (Cronos).
-x- Fourth language, (Itallian), (La Strada).
-x- Fifth language, (Japanese), (Rashomon).

Watch films from five different directors in Criterion’s top 10 (Kurosawa, Bergman, Ozu, Malle, Fellini, Renoir, Powell, Godard, Truffaut, Melville)
-x- Godard, (A Woman is a Woman)
-x- Bergman, (The Virgin Spring)
-x- Fellini, (La Strada)
-x- Malle, (Black Moon)
-x- Kurosawa, (Rashomon)

Watch a film from five different “themes” on Criterion’s website
-x- The Oldest Profession, (Belle de Jour)
-x- Suspense!, (Dead Ringers)
-x- Faith on Film, (The Virgin Spring)
-x- Avant-Garde, (The Blood of a Poet)
-x- Cult Films, (Cronos)

Watch something from spine number range:
-x- 001-050 - 21 Dead Ringers, 33 Nanook of the North
-x- 051-100 - 67 The Blood of the Poet
-x- 101-150 - 138 Rashomon
-x- 151-200 - 175 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 177 The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
-x- 201-250 - 219 La Strada, 238 A Woman is a Woman
-x- 251-300 - 273 Thieves' Highway
-x- 301-350 - 321 The Virgin Spring
-x- 351-400 - 354 Clean, Shaven
-x- 401-450 - 439 Trafic
-x- 451-500 - 489 Monsoon Wedding
-x- 501-550 – 524 The Only Son/There Was a Father: Two Films by Yasujiro Ozu
-x- 551-600 - 571 Black Moon 593 Belle de Jour
-x- 601-650 - Eating Raoul

-x- an Eclipse title - Daisies
-x- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion - The Master

-x- Watch a film which won an Academy Award - The Virgin Spring
-x- Watch a film with commentary – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
-x- Read an Essay -From Neorealism to Magic Realism - Peter Mathews
-x- Watch a short - Wener Herzog Eats His Shoe
-x- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. -The Lost Honor of KatharinaBlum
-x- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set -The Only Son/There Was a Father: Two Films by Yasujiro Ozu

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September 1st
1. The Gold Rush (1925)* (1925 version with commentary by Jeffrey Vance; 1946 version; Presenting "The Gold Rush"; A Time of Innovation: Visual Effects in "The Gold Rush"; Music by Charles Chaplin; Chaplin Today: "The Gold Rush"
2. Branded to Kill (1967)* (Interview with Seijun Suzuki and Masami Kuzuu; Interview with Joe Shishido; Interview with Seijun Suzuki)

September 2nd
3. Tokyo Drifter (1966)* (Interview with Seijun Suzuki and Masami Kuzuu; Interview with Seijun Suzuki)
4. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) (Commentary with Rudy Behlmer; Warner Night at the Movies; Welcome to Sherwood: The Story of the Adventures of Robin Hood; Glorious Technicolor; Robin Hood Through the Ages; A Journey to Sherwood Forest)
5. Shadows in Paradise (1986)*
6. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954)* (On Musashi Miyamoto, Pt. 1)
7. Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)* (On Musashi Miyamoto, Pt. 2)

September 3rd
8. Samurai III: Duel at Gunryu Island (1956)* (On Musashi Miyamoto, Pt. 3)
9. Ikiru (1952) (Commentary by Stephen Prince; A Message from Akira Kurosawa: For Beautiful Movies; Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create

September 4th and 5th
10. Andrei Rublev (1966) (Screen-specific audio essay with Vlada Petric; video essay by Petric with Tarkovsky interviews)

September 6th and 7th
11. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933) (Commentary with David Kalat)

September 8th and 9th
12. Le Testament du Docteur Mabuse (1933)* (For Example, Fritz Lang; Mabuse in Mind; The Three Faces of Dr. Mabuse; Norbert Jacques-Mabuse's Creator)
13. Rebecca (1940) (Commentary by Leonard J. Leff and all other extras on the Criterion release)
14. Charade (1963) (Commentary by Stanley Donen and Peter Stone)
15. The Lady Vanishes (1938)* (Commentary with Bruce Eder; Crook's Tour; Excerpts from Truffaut's 1962 audio interview with Hitchcock; Mystery Train with Leonard Leff)

September 10th
16. Ariel (1988)* (Eclipse Series 12: Aki Kaurismaki's Proletariat Trilogy)
17. The Match Factory Girl (1990)* (Eclipse Series 12)

September 11th
18. Lola Montes (1955)* (Commentary with Susan White)

September 12th
19. Gojira (1954) (Commentary with David Kalat)
20. Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1956) (Commentary with David Kalat; All other special features)
21. Red Desert (1964)* (Commentary with David Forgacs; Interview with Monica Vitti; Gente del Po; N.U.)

September 13th
22. 8 1/2 (1963) (Commentary with Tanya Zalcon, Gideon Bachmann and Antonio Monda; All other special features)

September 14th
23. Notorious (1946) (Commentary with Marian Keane; 1948 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation)

September 15th
24. The Four Feathers (1939)* (Commentary with Charles Dazin; Four Feathers interview with David Korda; A Day at Denham)
25. World On a Wire (1973)* (Looking Ahead to Today; Interview with Gerd Gemunden)
26. Wings (1966)* (Eclipse Series 11: Larisa Shepitko)
27. The Ascent (1977)* (Eclipse Series 11)

September 16th
28. A Night to Remember (1958)* (Comm. with Don Lynch and Ken Marschall; The making of "A Night to Remember"; Interview with survivor Eva Hart; En natt att minnas (1962); The Iceberg That Sank the "Titanic")
29. The Leopard (1963) (Comm. with Peter Cowie; The Leopard American release; A Dying Breed: The Making of "The Leopard"; Video interview with producer Goffredo Lombardo; Video interview with scholar Millicent Marcus)
30. Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)* (Eclipse Series 29)

September 17th
31. Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses (1994)* (Eclipse Series 29)
32. Total Balalaika Show (1994)* (Eclipse Series 29)
33. I Am Waiting (1957)* (Eclipse Series 17: Nikkatsu Noir)
34. Rusty Knife (1958)* (Eclipse Series 17: Nikkatsu Noir)

September 18th
35. Take Aim at the Police Van (1960)* (Eclipse Series 17: Nikkatsu Noir)
36. Cruel Gun Story (1964)* (Eclipse Series 17: Nikkatsu Noir)
37. A Colt Is My Passport (1967)* (Eclipse Series 17: Nikkatsu Noir)

September 19th
38. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)* (Comm. with James Naremore; "Mackendrick: The Man Who Walked Away"; "James Wong Howe: Cinematographer"; Video interviews with Neal Gabler and James Mangold)
39. Man Is Not a Bird (1965)* (Eclipse Series 18: Dusan Makavejev: Free Radical)
40. Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (1967)* (Eclipse Series 18: Dusan Makavejev: Free Radical)
41. Innocence Unprotected (1968)* (Eclipse Series 18: Dusan Makavejev: Free Radical)

September 20th
42. Band of Outsiders (1964) (Visual glossary of references and wordplay; Interview excerpts with JLG and behind-the-scenes footage from the film; interviews with Raoul Coutard and Anna Karina; Les Fiances du Pont Mac Donald)
43. Pale Flower (1964)* (Video interview with director Masahiro Shinoda; selected scene audio comm. with Peter Grilli)

September 22nd
44. A Propos de Nice (1930)*
45. Taris (1931)*
46. Zero de Conduite (1933)*
47. L'Atalante (1934)* (Audio comm. for all films by Michael Temple; score for A Propos de Nice by Marc Perrone; alt. edits from A Propos de Nice; episode of Cineastes de notre temps about Vigo from 1964; 1968 conversation with Truffaut and Rohmer on L'Atalante; animated tribute to Vigo by Michel Gondry; Les voyages de L'Atalante, 2001 documentary; video interview with director Otar Iosseliani)

September 23rd
48. Close-up (1990)* (All Extras)

September 24th
49. Secret Sunshine (2007)* (All extras)

September 25th
50. Kes (1970)* (All extras)

September 26th
51. Fish Tank (2009)* (All extras)

September 27th
52. Summer with Monika (1953)* (All extras)

September 28th
53. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)* (All extras)

September 29th
54. Paris, Texas (1984)* (All extras)
55. Everlasting Moments (2008)* (All extras)

September 30th
56. Kuroneko (1968)*
57. Cronos (1993)

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- First time viewing
▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ - Rating on a 1 to 10 scale

September 1st
1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
3. Chasing Amy (1997) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
4. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

September 2nd
5. A Hard Day's Night (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
6. Help! (1965) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
7. This Is Spinal Tap (1984) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

September 8th
8. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
9. A Night at the Opera (1935) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
10. Adam's Rib (1949) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
11. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

September 9th
12. Supercop [Ging chat goo si 3: Chiu kup ging chat] (1992) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
13. Dr. No (1962) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

September 15th
13. From Russia with Love (1963) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
13. Goldfinger (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

September 23rd
14. La cage aux folles (1978) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

September 30th
15. Cat People (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
16. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
17. King Kong (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

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9/3/12
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Considering how long its been since I last watched this, I'd almost count this as a first time watching. I'm impressed with how much I remembered, though. I love Errol Flynn as Robin. Since I was a kid, when I watched it on a tiny TV with bad reception and commercials, he was who I thought of when I thought of Robin Hood.

I still have to watch the extras-planning on doing that tomorrow, but I've really enjoyed revisiting this movie. Loved the colors which are really vibrant and clear. The action still holds up and I love the end fight scenes with all the flashing swords. And the one Merry Man on a column reaching down and picking up a skull cap to knock out the soldier. The play of shadows at this point is excellent as well.

I did have to laugh at the archery scene when Robin's disguise was basically a hat.

9/3/12
Spent about 3 hours if not longer tonight watching all the extras on the Robin Hood 2-disc Special Edition bonus disc. I think this was well done. I really liked the technicolor documentary. On top of them using Angela Langsbury as the narrator, I really learned a lot about the process that I didn't before. I thought that them using all the studios was a nice touch as examples, though obviously they focused on WB pictures. The outtakes were kind of fun, though I really only recognized a few people as I don't really watch a lot of films pre-1960s. They included 2 cartoon shorts which were cute to watch and 2 short films, one of which had Errol Flynn on a boat.

I'd recommend this bonus disc to anyone. It kept my attention and was very interesting without being boring.

9/4/12
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Criterion edition

First watch. Wow. This movie surprised me a lot in how much I enjoyed watching it. It flowed well, touched my emotions and my heart. I thought it was very well done and I don't know if I would have enjoyed it as much if I had watched it earlier, but so glad I finally popped it in.

The extras, however, are a bit disappointing. It does has Commentaries and one main featurette but that is about it. A few interesting factoids in the featurette-I could not imagine this being made with Martin Short or Tom Cruise. It would have been an entirely different movie if either of those actors had stayed with the Benjamin role.

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overall list:
Spoiler:
1. Notorious (Hitchcock, 1946)
2. Rebecca (Hitchcock, 1940)
3. Stagecoach (Ford, 1939)
4. Three Colors: Blue (Kieslowski, 1993)
5. Three Colors: White (Kieslowski, 1993)
6. Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (Honda, Morse, 1956)
7. Three Colors: Red (Kieslowski, 1994)
8. A Canterbury Tale (Powell & Pressburger, 1944)

checklist:
Spoiler:
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
--- 1920 -
-x- 1930 - Stagecoach
-x- 1940 - Notorious
-x- 1950 - Godzilla, King of the Monsters!
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
-x- 1990 - Three Colors: Blue
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

Watch films in at least five languages.
-x- First language, English, Notorious
-x- Second language, French, Three Colors: Blue
-x- Third language, Polish, Three Colors: White.
--- Fourth language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Fifth language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch films from five different directors in Criterion’s top 10 (Kurosawa, Bergman, Ozu, Malle, Fellini, Renoir, Powell, Godard, Truffaut, Melville)
-x- Powell & Pressburger, A Canterbury Tale
--- Second Director, (insert title)
--- Third Director, (insert title)
--- Fourth Director, (insert title)
--- Fifth Director, (insert title)

Watch a film from five different “themes” on Criterion’s website
-x- Suspense!, Notorious
-x- Oscar Winners, Rebecca
-x- Great Soundtracks, Three Colors: Blue
-x- Amour Fou, Three Colors: White
-x- Made During WWII, A Canterbury Tale

Watch something from spine number range:
--- 001-050 -
--- 051-100 -
-x- 101-150 - Notorious (137)
--- 151-200 -
--- 201-250 -
--- 251-300 -
-x- 301-350 - A Canterbury Tale (341)
--- 351-400 -
--- 401-450 -
--- 451-500 -
-x- 501-550 – Stagecoach (516)
-x- 551-600 - Three Colors: Blue (588)
--- 601-650 -
--- an Eclipse title -
--- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion -

-x- Watch a film which won an Academy Award - Rebecca (Best Picture, 1940)
--- Watch a film with commentary –
-x- Read an Essay - "Taking the Stage" by David Cairns (Stagecoach)
--- Watch a short -
--- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. -
-x- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set - Three Color Trilogy

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Criterion Challenge

Movies I Have
Spoiler:
The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen / The Adventures Of Robin Hood / Annie Hall
The Big Chill / Blade Runner / Blackmail / Blood For Dracula
Carrie / Casablanca / Chasing Amy / Chungking Express
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind / Crash / Crimes And Misdemeanors
Darling / Dr. No / Dr. Strangelove
Easy Rider / Eating Raoul
Flesh For Frankenstein / From Russia With Love
Ghostbusters / Godzilla, King Of The Monsters! / Gojira / Goldfinger / The Graduate / The Great Escape
Halloween / A Hard Day's Night / Head / Help!
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers / It's A Wonderful Life
King Kong
The Lady Vanishes
Monty Python And The Holy Grail / Monty Python’s Life Of Brian
The Princess Bride / The Producers / Pulp Fiction
Ride With The Devil / RoboCop
Sabotage / Secret Agent / Shakespeare Wallah / Shampoo / Silverado / Straw Dogs / Switchblade Sisters
The 39 Steps / This Is Spinal Tap
Walkabout / The Wizard Of Oz
Young And Innocent

Chasing Amy & Walkabout are my only real Criterions.


2012-09-11
01. Blackmail (1929)
02. The 39 Steps (1935)
2012-09-15
03. Secret Agent (1936)
04. Sabotage (1936)
2012-09-16
05. Young And Innocent (1937)
06. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
2012-09-19
07. Flesh For Frankenstein (1973)
2012-09-30
08. Blood For Dracula (1974)



My 2010 Lists - (B-Movie/Make-Your-Own/Historical/Sci-Fi/Animation/Criterion/Horror/Holiday)
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Re: 4th Annual September Criterion Challenge - List Thread

Criterion Challenge:

9/8:
Harold and Maude
If...
Days of Heaven

9/9:
The Third Man
9/10:
Bucking Broadway
9/11:
3 Women
9/16:
The Honeymoon Killers
Carnival of Souls
Blast of Silence
Brute Force
Sisters

Blow Out
9/25:
Breathless

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Gonna try and squeeze in a couple.
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Better late than never... after several weeks of watching, I've finally had time (and connectivity) to begin to put together My List, albeit in VERY rough format. Hopefully - as others seem to have been able to - I can edit and better format things as time allows over the next week...

Now with "☼" denoting a film watched for the first time.

Rough List

September 1st - 5th
  • Singin' in the Rain - R1 Collector's Edition

September 5th
  • The Bank Dick - R2 W.C. Fields: The Movie Collection
  • A Day in the Country - hulu

September 6th
  • Alphaville
  • 12 Angry Men
  • I Love Lucy: Job Switching - Amazon Instant Video
  • I Love Lucy: Lucy Does a TV Commercial - Amazon Instant Video

September 7th
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • The Golden Age of TV: Disc One - Marty (w/ Introduction)

September 8th
  • The Golden Age of TV: Disc One - Patterns (w/ Introduction)
  • The Golden Age of TV: Disc One - No Time For Sergeants (w/ Introduction)

September 9th
  • W.C. Fields: 6 Short Films: Pool Shark
  • W.C. Fields: 6 Short Films: Golf Specialist

September 10th
  • W.C. Fields: 6 Short Films: The Pharmacist
  • W.C. Fields: 6 Short Films: The Fatal Glass of Beer
  • W.C. Fields: 6 Short Films: The Barber Shop
  • W.C. Fields: 6 Short Films: The Dentist
  • Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
    • Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas: Bonus - Deleted Scenes (with and without Commentary)

September 11th
  • 12 Angry Men: Bonus Features:
    • 12 Angry Men: Bonus - 12 Angry Men (Studio One) w/ Intro
    • 12 Angry Men: Bonus - Interviews (Lumet, Bernstein, Simon, Bailey)
    • 12 Angry Men: Bonus - Production History of 12 Angry Men
    • 12 Angry Men: Bonus - Tragedy in a Temporary Town (Alcoa Hour)

September 12th
  • One Hour With You - ECLIPSE Lubitsch Musicals
  • The Decameron - Amazon Instant Video

September 13th
  • Ran - Amazon Instant Video
  • Charade - Amazon Instant Video
  • Certified Copy - Amazon Instant Video

September 14th
  • Veronika Voss - R2 Rainer Werner Fassbinder: Volume II
  • Ariel - R2 The Aki Kaurismaki Collection, Vol. 1 (The Underdog Trilogy)
  • White Mane - YouTube

September 15th
  • Vampyr - R2 Masters of Cinema
  • Gold Rush (1925)

September 16
  • Gold Rush (1942)
  • Gold Rush (1925) - With Commentary

September 17th
  • 49th Parallel
  • Rome, Open City - R2 The Neo-Realist Collection
    • Rome, Open City: Extra - Children of Rome, Open City
  • For All Mankind - hulu

September 18th
  • Kind Hearts & Coronets - (w/ American Ending)
  • Thieves' Highway
    • Trailer for The Long Haul of A.I. Bezzerides (2004)
  • Magnificent Obsession - R2 (Fr) Douglas Sirk: Le Maître du Mélodrame Hollywoodien - Vol. 1 Set

September 19th
  • The Private Life Henry VIII - ECLIPSE Alexander Korda's Private Lives
  • The League of Gentlemen - ECLIPSE Basil Dearden's London Underground
  • Madonna of the Seven Moons - R2 The Stewart Granger Collection
  • The Devil & Daniel Webster
    • Comparison between The Devil and Daniel Webster and Here Is a Man
  • Stagecoach - hulu

September 20th
  • Le Samouraï
    • Archival interviews with Melville and actors Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon, and Cathy Rosier
  • Atomic Submarine - hulu

September 21st
  • Mon Oncle - R2 Jacques Tati Collection
  • Great Expectations - Great Adaptations

September 22nd
  • Howards End
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail - Blu Ray
    • (MPHG Bonus: Lego Knights)

September 23rd
  • The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
  • Hopscotch - hulu

September 24th
  • King of Kings (1927)
  • Shoot the Pianist - R2 Francois Truffaut: The Films Collection (w/ Introduction by filmmaker Serge Toubiana)
    • Francois Truffaut talks about Shoot the Pianist
  • To Be Or Not To Be (1942) - hulu
    • Essay: "Certified Copy: At Home and Abroad" by Godfrey Cheshire - Criterion.com #2303

September 25th
  • Casablanca - R1 Bogart Signature Set (w/ Introduction by Lauren Bacall)
  • This is Spinal Tap - Amazon Instant Video

September 26th
  • The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail - AK25 Collection
  • Sapphire - ECLIPSE Basil Dearden's London Underground
  • Victim - ECLIPSE Basil Dearden's London Underground
  • All Night Long - ECLIPSE Basil Dearden's London Underground
    • Mini-Essays: "Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden’s London Underground" by Michael Koresky (Online at Criterion.com #1727)
      • "Sapphire: Inner City" by Michael Koresky
      • "The League of Gentlemen: In Good Company" by Michael Koresky
      • "Victim: No Way Out" by Michael Koresky
      • "All Night Long: Birth of the Cool" by Michael Koresky
  • Sweet Smell of Success

September 27th
  • ☼? West Side Story - 50th Anniversary Blu-ray
  • The Love Parade - ECLIPSE Lubitsch Musicals
  • Easy Rider - America Lost & Found: The BBS Story
  • Broadcast News

September 28th
  • Rebecca
  • Three Colours: White - Blu-ray
  • Ace in the Hole

September 29th
  • ☼? The Producers
  • The Lady Eve
    • Video Introduction by Peter Bogdanovich
  • Confidential Report - The Complete Mr. Arkadin
  • Brief Encounter - David Lean Directs Noël Coward

September 30th
  • Monty Python's Life of Brian - R1 The Immaculate Edition
    • Selected scene commentary by Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Eric Idle
    • Selected scene commentary by John Cleese and Michael Palin
  • The Third Man
    • Video Introduction by Peter Bogdanovich
  • Silence of the Lambs
    • Two deleted scenes


Checklist
Spoiler:

Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
-X- 1920 - The Love Parade
-X- 1930 - Vampyr
-X- 1940 - Brief Encounter
-X- 1950 - Sapphire
-X- 1960 - Victim
-X- 1970 - Life of Brian
-X- 1980 - Broadcast News
-X- 1990 - Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
-X- 2000 - The Royal Tenenbaums
-X- 2010 - Certified Copy

Watch films in at least five languages.
-X- First language, (French), (Alphaville).
-X- Second language, (Japanese), (The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail).
-X- Third language, (German), (Veronika Voss).
-X- Fourth language, (Finnish), (Ariel).
-X- Fifth language, (Italian), (The Decameron).

Watch films from five different directors in Criterion’s top 10 (Kurosawa, Bergman, Ozu, Malle, Fellini, Renoir, Powell, Godard, Truffaut, Melville)
-X- Kurosawa, (Ran)
-X- Godard, (Alphaville)
-X- Renoir, (A Day in the Country)
-X- Powell (& Pressburger), (49th Parallel)
-X- Melville, (Le Samouraï)

Watch a film from five different “themes” on Criterion’s website
-X- America, America, (Easy Rider + Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas)
-X- Classic Hollywood, (The Love Parade, One Hour With You, Stagecoach,The Devil & Daniel Webster, Rebecca, The Lady Eve, Ace in the Hole, Magnificent Obsession, Sweet Smell of Success + 12 Angry Men)
-X- Comedies, (The Bank Dick, Broadcast News, Charade, The Gold Rush, Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Lady Eve, The Love Parade, Mon Oncle, Monty Python's Life of Brian, One Hour With You, The Royal Tenenbaums, This is Spinal Tap + W.C. Fields - Six Short Films)
-X- First Films, (Easy Rider, Madonna of the Seven Moons, This is Spinal Tap + 12 Angry Men)
-X- Made During World War II, (49th Parallel, [To Be Or Not to Be] + Rome, Open City)

Watch something from spine number range:
-X- 001-050 - Great Expectations
-X- 051-100 - Bank Dick
-X- 101-150 - The Lady Eve
-X- 151-200 - Hopscotch
-X- 201-250 - The Devil and Daniel Webster
-X- 251-300 - Thieves' Highway
-X- 301-350 - Kind Hearts and Coronets
-X- 351-400 - Ace in the Hole
-X- 401-450 - Thief of Bagdad
-X- 451-500 - Rome, Open City
-X- 501-550 – Stagecoach
-X- 551-600 - Sweet Smell of Success
-X- 601-650 - Gold Rush
-X- an Eclipse title - One Hour With You
-X- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion - To Be Or Not To Be

-X- Watch a film which won an Academy Award - Rebecca
-X- Watch a film with commentary – Gold Rush (1925)
-X- Read an Essay - "Certified Copy: At Home and Abroad" by Godfrey Cheshire - Criterion.com #2303
-X- Watch a short - W.C. Fields: 6 Short Films
-X- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. - 12 Angry Men
-X- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set - Basil Dearden's London Underground

(One film could fill multiple items. Example: Fanny & Alexander would qualify for a decade, language, spine number range, theme (Blue Christmases), Academy Award, and possibly more.)

(Change "---" to "-X-" or some similar mark when you have completed that line item.)


Super-Checklist
Spoiler:

Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
-X- 1910 [BONUS] - W.C. Fields: 6 Short Films: Pool Shark
-X- 1920 - The Love Parade
-X- 1930 - Vampyr
-X- 1940 - Brief Encounter
-X- 1950 - Sapphire
-X- 1960 - Victim
-X- 1970 - Life of Brian
-X- 1980 - Broadcast News
-X- 1990 - Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
-X- 2000 - The Royal Tenenbaums
-X- 2010 - Certified Copy

Watch something from spine number range (DVD):
-X- 001-050 - Great Expectations
-X- 051-100 - Bank Dick
-X- 101-150 - The Lady Eve
-X- 151-200 - Hopscotch
-X- 201-250 - The Devil and Daniel Webster
-X- 251-300 - Thieves' Highway
-X- 301-350 - Kind Hearts and Coronets
-X- 351-400 - Ace in the Hole
-X- 401-450 - Thief of Bagdad
-X- 451-500 - Rome, Open City
-X- 501-550 – Stagecoach
-X- 551-600 - Sweet Smell of Success
-X- 601-650 - Gold Rush

Watch something from spine number range (Laserdisc):
-X- 001-050 - The Third Man
-X- 051-100 - Singin' in the Rain
-X- 101-150 - Confidential Report
-X- 151-200 - King of Kings
-X- 201-250 - This is Spinal Tap
-X- 251-300 - Rome, Open City
-X- 301-350 - The League of Gentlemen
-X- 351-400 - Life of Brian

Watch something from set range (ECLIPSE):
-X- 001-010 - One Hour With You
-X- 011-020 - Ariel
-X- 021-030 - All Night Long
-X- 031-040 - Madonna of the Seven Moons

Watch additional titles not part of the core Criterion Collection, from the -
-X- AK100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa Boxset - The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail
--- Merchant Ivory Collection
-X- Essential Art House Collection - Kind Hearts and Coronets
-X- 10 Years of Rialto Pictures Boxset - The Third Man
-X- Laserdisc Criterion Television Classics - I Love Lucy
-X- Three Children's Classics Set BONUS - White Mane

Watch titles not (yet) released by branches of Criterion -
-X- Eclipse (solicited) - Madonna of the Seven Moons
-X- DVD (solicited) - The Decameron
-X- Laserdisc (solicited) - Easy Rider
--- April Fool's Day Prank listings
-X- Online at hulu only - To Be Or Not To Be

Watch two (or more) films from ten different “themes” on Criterion’s website
-X- America, America, (Easy Rider + Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas)
-X- Classic Hollywood, (The Love Parade, One Hour With You, Stagecoach,The Devil & Daniel Webster, Rebecca, The Lady Eve, Ace in the Hole, Magnificent Obsession, Sweet Smell of Success + 12 Angry Men)
-X- Comedies, (The Bank Dick, Broadcast News, Charade, The Gold Rush, Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Lady Eve, The Love Parade, Mon Oncle, Monty Python's Life of Brian, One Hour With You, The Royal Tenenbaums, This is Spinal Tap + W.C. Fields - Six Short Films)
-X- First Films, (Easy Rider, Madonna of the Seven Moons, This is Spinal Tap + 12 Angry Men)
-X- Made During World War II, (49th Parallel, [To Be Or Not to Be] + Rome, Open City)
-X- Melodrama, (Madonna of the Seven Moons + Magnificent Obsession)
-X- Noir and Neonoir, (All Night Long, Alphaville, The League of Gentlemen, Sapphire, Le Samourai, Shoot the Piano Player, Thieves' Highway + The Third Man)
-X- Originals, (Charade + King of Kings)
-X- Technicolor, (Charade, Magnificent Obsession and The Thief of Bagdad)
-X- War Films, (49th Parallel + Rome, Open City)

Extras & Sets
-X- Watch a film with commentary – Gold Rush (1925)
-X- Read an Essay - "Certified Copy: At Home and Abroad" by Godfrey Cheshire - Criterion.com #2303
-X- Watch a short - W.C. Fields - 6 Short Films
-X- Watch a Criterion single disc completely. Every part of it. - W.C. Fields - 6 Short Films
-X- Watch a Criterion double disc completely. Every part of it. - 12 Angry Men
--- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set
-X- Watch an entire Eclipse Box Set - Basil Dearden's London Underground

Criterion: Languages
Watch films in at least five languages, plus two in two languages (or more).
-X- First language, (French), (Alphaville).
-X- Second language, (Japanese), (Ran).
-X- Third language, (German), (Veronika Voss).
-X- Fourth language, (Finnish), (Ariel).
-X- Fifth language, (Italian), (The Decameron).
-X- First double language, (French, Italian, English), (Certified Copy).
-X- Second double language, (Italian, German), (Rome, Open City).
-X- Third double language, (Polish, French), (Three Colors: White)

Criterion: Directors
Watch films from the directors in Criterion’s top 10 (Kurosawa, Bergman, Ozu, Malle, Fellini, Renoir, Powell, Godard, Truffaut, Melville)
-X- Kurosawa, (Ran)
-X- Godard, (Alphaville)
-X- Renoir, (A Day in the Country)
-X- Powell (& Pressburger), (49th Parallel)
-X- Melville, (Le Samouraï)
-X- Truffaut, (Shoot the Piano Player)
--- Bergman
--- Ozu
--- Malle
--- Fellini

Oscars
Watch film which won an Academy Award for -
-X- Film - Rebecca
-X- Director - Silence of the Lambds
-X- Leading Actor - The Private Life of Henry VIII
-X- Leading Actress - Howards End
-X- Supporting Actor - Stagecoach
-X- Supporting Actress - West Side Story
-X- Screenplay (original) - The Producers
-X- (Other) Screenplay (adapted) - Casablanca
-X- (Other) Foreign - Mon Oncle

Genres
Watch a film from the following genres:
-X- Comedy, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
-X- Drama, The Golden Age of Television
-X- Horror, Silence of the Lambs
-X- Science Fiction, Atomic Submarine
-X- Action, Ran
-X- Adventure, The League of Gentlemen
-X- Musical, Singin' in the Rain
-X- Epic, The King of Kings
-X- Historical, Great Expectations
-X- Mystery, The Third Man
-X- Thriller, Rebecca
-X- War, 49th Parallel
-X- Western, Stagecoach
-X- Documentary, For All Mankind

Directors
Watch (at least) five films directed by directors considered in the top 25 of 'Greatest Directors' by AMC or 'Influential' by MovieMaker Magazine:

-X- Hitchcock, Rebecca
-X- Wilder, Ace in the Hole
-X- Chaplin, The Gold Rush
-X- Ford, Stagecoach
-X- Welles, Confidential Report
-X- Lubitsch, One Hour With You
-X- Mel Brooks, The Producers

Actors
Watch ten films starring actors & actresses from AFI's "100 Years... Stars" list



(One film could fill multiple items. Example: Fanny & Alexander would qualify for a decade, language, spine number range, theme (Blue Christmases), Academy Award, and possibly more.)

(Change "---" to "-X-" or some similar mark when you have completed that line item.)

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