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LIST THREAD - 30 Days of Criterion
August 31st (dusk) - October 1 (dawn), 2014

This thread is for LISTS ONLY. Discussion of films, questions about the challenge, etc., should be directed to the Discussion Thread. You are; however, encouraged to provide reviews and comments within your list.

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

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The Criterion Collection is a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films on home video.
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The challenge officially begins August 31 at dusk in whatever location you are in at the time, and ends on October 1st at dawn in whatever location you are in at that time. Also, feel free to time your final Criterion film(s) to coincide with the start of the Horror Challenge.

Checklist:
Spoiler:
The checklist is completely optional. It is just a "fun" inclusion to give one a sense of accomplishment, to help one diversify viewing, or to use as a guide on what to watch next.

Feature Presentation
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
--- 1920 - (insert film title here)
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000/2010 -

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 -
--- 501-550 –
--- 551-600 -
--- 601-650 -
--- 650-700 -
--- 701-750 -
--- an Eclipse title -
--- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion (Hint: Check DVD Spine# here for some eligible titles or Unreleased material on Hulu here (Thanks, ntnon!)) -

Watch films in at least 5 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 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section (Each title must be unique. For example, Pierrot Le Fou could NOT count for Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Luc Godard, and Anna Karina, just one)
--- First Person, (insert title)
--- Second Person, (insert title)
--- Third Person, (insert title)
--- Fourth Person, (insert title)
--- Fifth Person, (insert title)

Watch a film from 5 different “themes” on Criterion’s website
--- First Theme name, (insert title)
--- Second Theme name, (insert title)
--- Third Theme name, (insert title)
--- Fourth Theme name, (insert title)
--- Fifth Theme name, (insert title)

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here
--- First Essay title, (title of film)
--- 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.
--- First Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Second Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Third Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fourth Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fifth Interview Name, (insert film title)

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers
--- First Trailer Title
--- Second Trailer Title
--- Third Trailer Title
--- Fourth Trailer Title
--- Fifth Trailer Title

--- Watch a film with commentary –
--- Watch a supplemental short film –
--- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. -
--- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set/Top Ten List -
--- Listen to a Criterion/Eclipse film soundtrack -

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

(Change "---" to "-X-" or some similar mark when you have completed that line item.)
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1. A Hard Day's Night (1964) 4/5: A Hard Day's Night has been so much a part of popular culture, that I honestly can't remember if I've seen the whole thing or not. I found myself thinking about the unparalleled infatuation with The Beatles: Madonna, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Beliebers (am I spelling that right?) all have rabid fans, but it's never completing gripped entire nations the way that that The Beatles have and, in some ways, still do. I was surprised at the solid cinematography, timeless humor, and, of course, the always-addicting music. It's great to get a Criterion release of such an important film.

2. The Phantom Carriage (1921) 3.5/5

Checklist:
Spoiler:
The checklist is completely optional. It is just a "fun" inclusion to give one a sense of accomplishment, to help one diversify viewing, or to use as a guide on what to watch next.

Feature Presentation
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
-X- 1920 - The Phantom Carriage (1921)
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
-X- 1960 - A Hard Day's Night (1964)
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000/2010 -

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 -
--- 501-550 –
-X- 551-600 - The Phantom Carriage #579
--- 601-650 -
--- 650-700 -
-X- 701-750 - A Hard Day's Night #711
--- an Eclipse title -
--- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion (Hint: Check DVD Spine# here for some eligible titles or Unreleased material on Hulu here (Thanks, ntnon!)) -

Watch films in at least 5 languages.
-X- First language, English, A Hard Day's Night.
-X- Second language, Swedish, A Phantom Carriage.
--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Fourth language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Fifth language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section (Each title must be unique. For example, Pierrot Le Fou could NOT count for Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Luc Godard, and Anna Karina, just one)
--- First Person, (insert title)
--- Second Person, (insert title)
--- Third Person, (insert title)
--- Fourth Person, (insert title)
--- Fifth Person, (insert title)

Watch a film from 5 different “themes” on Criterion’s website
-X- Great Soundtracks, A Hard Day's Night
-X- Silent Cinema, The Phantom Carriage
--- Third Theme name, (insert title)
--- Fourth Theme name, (insert title)
--- Fifth Theme name, (insert title)

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here
--- First Essay title, (title of film)
--- 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.
--- First Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Second Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Third Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fourth Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fifth Interview Name, (insert film title)

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers
--- First Trailer Title
--- Second Trailer Title
--- Third Trailer Title
--- Fourth Trailer Title
--- Fifth Trailer Title

--- Watch a film with commentary –
--- Watch a supplemental short film –
--- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. -
--- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set/Top Ten List -
--- Listen to a Criterion/Eclipse film soundtrack -

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

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

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Aug 31

1. Halloween - DVD


Sept 1

2. Halloween Unmasked 2000 ( Non Criterion Bonus Content) - DVD
3. Trailer For Halloween / Rerelease Trailer For Halloween (Non Criterion Bonus Content) - DVD


Sept 2

4. :30 tv spot #1 for Halloween/:30 tv spot #2 for Halloween/:10 tv spot for Halloween ( Non Criterion Bonus Content) - DVD
5. Radio Spot #1 for Halloween/Radio Spot #2 for Halloween/Radio Spot #3 for Halloween (Non Criterion Bonus Content) - DVD
6. Fishing With John: Montauk with Jim Jarmusch - Hulu
7. Fishing With John: Jamaica with Tom Waits - Hulu
8. Fishing With John: Costa Rica with Matt Dillon - Hulu
9. Fishing With John: Maine with Willem Dafoe - Hulu
10. Fishing With John: Thailand with Dennis Hopper Pt 1 - Hulu


Sept 3

11. Fishing With John: Thailand with Dennis Hopper Pt 2 - Hulu
12. 2001: A Space Odyssey - DVD
13. 2001: A Space Odyssey ( Non Criterion Audio Commentary) - DVD
14. Theatrical Trailer for 2001: A Space Odyssey (Non Criterion Bonus Content) - DVD


Sept 4

15. Sans Soleil - Hulu
16. The Tale of Zatoichi - Hulu


Sept 10

17. Bergman Island - Hulu


Sept 13

18. Tanner '88: The Dark Horse - Hulu
19. Tanner '88: For Real - Hulu
20. Cronos - Hulu


Sept 14

21. Assassin - Hulu


Sept 17

22. The Rock - DVR
23. Tanner '88: Night of the Twinkies - Hulu
24. Tanner '88: Moonwalker and Bookbag - Hulu


Sept 18

25. Tanner '88: Bagels with Bruce - Hulu
26. Tanner '88: Child's Play - Hulu


Sept 20

27. Watership Down - Hulu
28. Being John Malkovich - DVR


Sept 29

29. Gojira - DVD
30. Godzilla: King of the Monsters - DVD


Sept 30

31. Conquest of the Air - Hulu

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Mothlight by Brakhage
Black Ice by Brakhage
Bluebeard 1936
The Fantastic Mr Fox
again
Patterns
All That Jazz

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TravisSMcClain's iCheckMovies.com Criterion Collection widget TravisSMcClain's iCheckMovies.com Eclipse Collection widget

Goals
Antichrist
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Supplements
Lawrence of Arabia
Liv Ullmann
Martin Scorsese's Top 10

My List also available on Criterion and Letterboxd
  1. 9/05 Paisa' [Paisan]
    9/05 New video interview with Rossellini scholar Adriano Aprà (16:56)
    9/05 Into the Future, a new visual essay about the War Trilogy by film scholar Tag Gallagher (30:55)
  2. 9/09 The Red Shoes
    9/13 The Red Shoes Audio Commentary by film historian Ian Christie, featuring interviews with stars Marius Goring and Moira Shearer, Jack Cardiff, composer Brian Easdale, and Martin Scorsese
  3. 9/15 Ugetsu
    9/15 Ugetsu Trailer (3:34)
    9/15 Process and Production (20:14)
    9/15 Two Worlds Intertwined (14:09)
  4. 9/22 The River

Checklist
Spoiler:

Feature Presentation
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
--- 1920 - (insert film title here)
--- 1930 -
-X- 1940 - Paisa' [Paisan] (1946)
-X- 1950 - Ugetsu (1953)
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000/2010 -

Watch something from spine number range:
-X- 001-050 - The Red Shoes (#44)
--- 051-100 -
--- 101-150 -
--- 151-200 -
--- 201-250 -
-X- 251-300 - The River (#276)
-X- 301-350 - Ugetsu (#309)
--- 351-400 -
--- 401-450 -
-X- 451-500 - Paisa' [Paisan] (#498)
--- 501-550 –
--- 551-600 -
--- 601-650 -
--- 650-700 -
--- 701-750 -
--- an Eclipse title -
--- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion (Hint: Check DVD Spine# here for some eligible titles or Unreleased material on Hulu here (Thanks, ntnon!)) -

Watch films in at least 5 languages.
-X- English - Paisa' [Paisan], The Red Shoes, The River
-X- French - The Red Shoes
-X- German - Paisa' [Paisan]
-X- Italian - Paisa' [Paisan]
-X- Japanese - Ugetsu

Watch 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section (Each title must be unique. For example, Pierrot Le Fou could NOT count for Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Luc Godard, and Anna Karina, just one)
-X- Kenji Mizoguchi - Ugetsu
-X- Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger - The Red Shoes
-X- Jean Renoir - The River
-X- Roberto Rosselini - Paisa' [Paisan]
--- Fourth Person, (insert title)

Watch a film from 5 different themes on Criterion’s website
-X- Amour Fou - The Red Shoes
-X- Faith on Film - The River
-X- Great Performances - The Red Shoes
-X- Growing Pains - The River
-X- Italian Neorealism - Paisa' [Paisan]
-X- Made During World War II - Paisa' [Paisan]
-X- Oscar Winners - The Red Shoes
-X- Tearjerkers - Paisa' [Paisan]
-X- Technicolor - The Red Shoes, The River

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here
-X- Paisan: Alfred Hayes, Screenwriter by A.S. Hamrah
-X- Paisan: More Real Than Real by Colin MacCabe
-X- The Red Shoes by Ian Christie
-X- The Red Shoes: Dancing for Your Life by David Ehrestein
-X- Gothic Riots: The Works of Hein Heckroth by Andrew Moor
-X- Ugetsu by Keiko McDonald
-X- Ugetsu: From the Other Shore by Phillip Lopate
-X- The River by Alexander Sesonske
-X- The River by Ian Christie

Watch 5 Criterion supplemental interviews.
-X- Paisa' [Paisan] - New video interview with Rossellini scholar Adriano Aprà (16:56)
-X- Paisa' [Paisan] - Into the Future, a new visual essay about the War Trilogy by film scholar Tag Gallagher (30:55)
-X- Ugetsu - Process and Production (20:14)
-X- Ugetsu - Two Worlds Intertwined (14:09)
--- Fifth Interview Name, (insert film title)

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers
-X- Ugetsu Trailer (3:34)
--- Second Trailer Title
--- Third Trailer Title
--- Fourth Trailer Title
--- Fifth Trailer Title

-X- Watch a film with commentary – The Red Shoes Audio Commentary by film historian Ian Christie, featuring interviews with stars Marius Goring and Moira Shearer, Jack Cardiff, composer Brian Easdale, and Martin Scorsese
--- Watch a supplemental short film –
--- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. -
--- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set/Top Ten List -
--- Listen to a Criterion/Eclipse film soundtrack -


Box Sets/Top 10 Lists Started
Spoiler:

#500 Roberto Rossellini’s War Trilogy
--- Rome Open City
-X- Paisan
--- Germany Year Zero

Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films
--- The 39 Steps
--- The 400 Blows
--- Ballad of a Soldier
--- Beauty and the Beast
--- Black Orpheus
--- Brief Encounter
--- The Fallen Idol
--- Fires on the Plain
--- Fists in the Pocket
--- Forbidden Games
--- Grand Illusion
--- Häxan
--- Ikiru
--- Il Posto
--- The Importance of Being Earnest
--- Le jour se lève
--- Jules and Jim
--- Kind Hearts and Coronets
--- Knife in the Water
--- The Lady Vanishes
--- The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
--- Loves of a Blonde
--- L'Avventura
--- M
--- M. Hulot's Holiday
--- Miss Julie
--- Pandora's Box
--- Pépé le moko
--- Pygmalion
--- Rashomon
--- Richard III
--- The Rules of the Game
--- Seven Samurai
--- The Seventh Seal
--- The Spirit of the Beehive
--- La strada
--- Summertime
--- The Third Man
--- Three Documentaries
-X- Ugetsu
--- Umberto D.
--- The Virgin Spring
--- Viridiana
--- The Wages of Fear
--- The White Sheik
--- Wild Strawberries
--- Ashes and Diamonds

Mike Allred's Top 10
--- Charade
--- The Man Who Fell to Earth
--- Seven Samurai
--- Le Samouraï
---
--- Hard Boiled
--- The Killer
--- Black Narcissus
-X- The Red Shoes
--- Brazil
--- Time Bandits
--- Gimme Shelter
--- Rushmore

Allison Anders's Top 10
--- A Woman Is a Woman
--- Charade
--- 3 Women
--- Carnival of Souls
--- Young Mr. Lincoln
--- My Man Godfrey
--- Gimme Shelter
--- Monterey Pop
--- Dazed and Confused
-X- The Red Shoes

John Bailey's Top 10
--- The Battle of Algiers
--- Black Narcissus
--- The Fire Within
--- The Wages of Fear
--- I fidanzati
--- Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
--- Rome Open City
-X- Paisan
--- Germany Year Zero
--- L’eclisse
--- Contempt
--- The 400 Blows
--- Rules of the Game

Pedro Costa's Top 10
-X- The River
--- Playtime
--- Late Spring
--- When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
--- The Exterminating Angel
--- Heaven Can Wait
--- Notorious
--- Young Mr. Lincoln
--- Vampyr
--- Diary of a Country Priest

Marcel Dzama's Top 10
--- The Third Man
--- Brand upon the Brain!
--- The Fire Within
--- Murmur of the Heart
--- My Life as a Dog
--- The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
-X- The Red Shoes
--- Gimme Shelter
--- M
--- Science Is Fiction: 23 Films by Jean Painlevé
--- Heaven Can Wait

William Friedkin's Top 10
--- The Night of the Hunter
--- Night and Fog
--- Last Year at Marienbad
--- Diabolique
--- Ordet
-X- The Red Shoes
--- Paths of Glory
--- Le Samouraï
--- Vengeance Is Mine
--- Belle de jour

Kazu Kibuishi’s Top 10
--- Seven Samurai
--- Throne of Blood
--- Kagemusha
-X- Ugetsu
--- L’Atalante
--- Down by Law
--- Three Colors: Blue
--- Yi Yi
--- Bottle Rocket
--- La Jetée
--- Sans Soleil
--- Grand Illusion
--- Ikiru

Scott Morse's Top 10
--- The Battle of Algiers
--- The Golden Age of Television
--- Kwaidan
--- Notorious
--- Pickup on South Street
-X- The Red Shoes
--- Rififi
--- Seven Samurai
--- The Third Man
--- Yojimbo
--- The Blob

D.A. Pennebaker's Top 10
--- The Lady Vanishes
--- Nanook of the North
-X- The Red Shoes
--- Le million
--- I Know Where I'm Going!
--- Children of Paradise
--- À nous la liberté
--- The Horse's Mouth
--- The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
--- La strada
--- Jules and Jim
--- Masculin féminin

Martin Scorsese's Top 10
-X- Paisan
-X- The Red Shoes
-X- The River
-X- Ugetsu
--- Ashes and Diamonds
--- L'avventura
--- Salvatore Giuliano
---
--- Contempt
--- The Leopard

Joe Swanberg's Top 10
--- Hoop Dreams
--- By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volume One
-X- The Red Shoes
--- Gimme Shelter
--- The Harder They Come
--- Two-Lane Blacktop
--- Straw Dogs
--- À nos amours
--- The Double Life of Véronique
--- Fishing with John

Haskell Wexler's Top 10
--- The 39 Steps
--- The 400 Blows
--- The Battle of Algiers
--- Breathless
--- Children of Paradise
--- The Cranes Are Flying
--- Les enfants terribles
--- Lacombe, Lucien
--- Weekend [1967]
-X- Paisan


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DVD: 1 film | Blu-ray Disc: 0 | Netflix Watch Instantly: 0 | Theatrical Exhibition: 0 | TV Broadcast: 0 | iTunes Digital Download: 0 | Podcast/Streaming: 0 | HuluPlus: 3 films
SF = short film

Total: 4 films

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6th Annual Criterion Challenge



"It's - you, like, become this blank canvas, and it gives you an opportunity to project onto that canvas who you want to be.
And that's what's interesting, because everybody does it." ~ Glen, Weekend

*= first time viewing
blue= personal BluRay
black= personal DVD
green= streaming
orange= borrowed BD/DVD

September 1st
1. The Cranes Are Flying (Letyat zhuravli) (Mikhail Kalatozov, 1957 / Soviet Union)* --- Spine #146
--- Veronica and Boris are young and in love when WWII breaks out, forcibly separating them. The film has beautiful cinematography that highlights the brutality of wartime life.
2. Night and the City (Jules Dassin, 1950 / United States)* --- Spine #274
--- Harry Fabian, a two-bit conman, thinks he has found a way to make it big by manipulating an aging boxer. Unfortunately, the mechanisms of underground London grind him up.

September 2nd
3. Le million (René Clair, 1931 / France)* --- Spine #72
--- Penniless Michel finds out he has won the lottery only to find that his jacket and the ticket have been given to a thief. The visuals and choreography are stunning as people at cross purposes chase after the elusive jacket.

September 3rd
4. The Spirit of the Beehive (El espíritu de la colmena) (Victor Erice, 1973 / Spain)* --- Spine #351
--- Six-year-old Ana lives in a dusty Spanish town and becomes obsessed with Frankenstein after seeing it at the local cinema. The film is so quiet and mesmerizing, perfectly capturing the inner life of a withdrawn child.

September 4th
5. Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder, 1951 / United States) --- Spine #396
--- Chuck Tatum is a reporter on the hunt for nationwide story and finds it by manipulating the rescue mission of a tomb robber. The film shows journalism at its absolute worst and sets up a world hungry for disaster.
6. Street of Shame (Akasen chitai) (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1956 / Japan)* --- Eclipse Series #13
--- A group of women who work in a brothel try to fulfill their dreams and live their lives. The management is worried about antiprostitution laws and push the women. It's haunting.

September 5th
7. The Man in Grey (Leslie Arliss, 1943 / United Kingdom)* --- Eclipse Series #36
--- Clarissa and Hesther are school friends, one born to privilege and the other not. Clarissa goes on to marry the arrogant, violent Lord Rohan, and when Hesther reenters, she manipulates the loveless marriage for her own gain. God, I love a good melodrama!
8. Commentary: Night and the City (Jules Dassin, 1950 / United States)
--- Film scholar Glenn Erickson discusses the history of the film's production as well as some of Dassin's artistic choices and the differences in the American and British versions. Very informative commentary.

September 6th
9. Rome Open City (Roma città aperta) (Roberto Rossellini, 1945 / Italy)* --- Spine #497
--- When Criterion labeled this as a "tearjerker", they weren't kidding. Rossellini explores the lives of Italians struggling against Nazi occupiers in WWII, and those lives are grim and unpredictable.

September 9th
10. Hoop Dreams (Steve James, 1994 / United States)* --- Spine #289
--- Two inner-city boys dream of playing in the NBA, and the documentary follows their journeys through a demoralizing and chaotic system. It runs the gambit of emotions and shows some troubling truths about our world.

September 13th
11. Madonna of the Seven Moons (Arthur Crabtree, 1945 / United Kingdom)* --- Eclipse Series #36
--- Fun melodrama with some ponderous themes and lots of British people pretending to be Italian simply by saying they are Italian and having Italian names.

September 14th
12. Pandora's Box (Die Büchse der Pandora) (Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 1929 / Germany)* --- Spine #358
--- Lulu is a showgirl who exudes carefree sexuality and is repeated exploited by the men around her. Enjoyable film about a tragic woman.

September 15th
13. Pina (Wim Wenders, 2011 / Germany)* --- Spine #644
--- Documentary homage to modern dancer Pina Bausch. The dance sequences are absolutely mesmerizing with their inventiveness and energy. I want to seek out more examples of Pina's dances.
14. The Wicked Lady (Leslie Arliss, 1945 / United Kingdom)* --- Eclipse Series #36
--- Margaret Lockwood stars as Barbara, a woman hellbent on getting what she wants. After stealing her friend's husband, she gets bored and pairs up with a notorious highwayman. You better believe I enjoyed the hell out of this film!

September 16th
15. Body and Soul (Oscar Micheaux, 1925 / United States)* --- Spine #371
--- Paul Robeson takes on two roles: a convict masquerading as a minister and a lovesick inventor. The performances along with the various editing techniques really elevated the film.

September 17th
16. King of the Hill (Steven Soderbergh, 1993 / United States)* --- Spine #698
--- Depression-era coming-of-age story featuring a wealth of good actors (including Elizabeth McGovern doing her Ragtime shtick). Soderbergh is such a versatile directors, and I am always intrigued by his films.
17. Godzilla (Gojira) (Ishiro Honda, 1954 / Japan) --- Spine #594
--- Atomic testing awakens a giant monster that destroys a lot of stuff. I'm a huge fan of this film and am so glad it's part of the Collection.

September 18th
18. Tiny Furniture (Lena Dunham, 2010 / United States)* --- 597
--- Aura has just graduated and moves back in with her mom while she tries to figure things out. Despite disliking most of the characters (especially the two men), I found a lot about this indie flick quite charming.

September 19th
19. The Big Chill (Lawrence Kasdan, 1983 / United States)* --- Spine #720
--- A group of old friends reunites after one commits suicide. For me, the film is the perfect mix of bittersweet pathos and quirky comedy. Glad I finally caught up with it.

September 20th
20. Borderline (Kenneth Macpherson, 1930 / United States)* --- supplemental film
--- Experimental film about interracial relationships and lots of melodrama. It was interesting, but I'm not sure if I really understand what was going on.
21. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942 / United States) --- Laserdisc #73
--- Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman love and loose in Casablanca. Pure cinematic bliss! This is one of my favorite films.

September 24th
22. Topsy-Turvy (Mike Leigh, 1999 / United Kingdom) --- Spine #558
--- Exquisite look at the conception and staging of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado. The film explores the creative process as well as the human tendency to simplify the lives of others.

September 25th
23. The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock, 1938 / United Kingdom) --- Spine #3
--- Iris is traveling across Europe by train and befriends the charmingly British Miss Froy who promptly disappears on the train. Iris teams up with Gilbert to untangle the mystery. The film is infectiously fun and thrilling!
24. Mouchette (Robert Bresson, 1967 / France)* --- Spine #363
--- Mouchette cares for her ailing mother and cares for her baby brother and is consistently abused by her father. Bresson unblinkingly presents a bleak, troubled life, and I was very effected.

September 26th
25. And Everything Is Going Fine (Steven Soderbergh, 2010 / United States)* --- Spine #617
--- Intriguing documentary on thespian and monologist Spaulding Gray. I decided to check this out after watching King of the Hill. It's good but very sad.
26. Weekend (Andrew Haigh, 2011 / United Kingdom) --- Spine #622
--- Beautiful romance about two guys whose one night stand turns into a very revealing weekend. It's one of my favorite films, and I'm so glad it's part of the Criterion Collection.

September 27th
27. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Th. Dreyer, 1928 / France)* --- Spine #62
28. Summer with Monika (Ingmar Bergman, 1953 / Sweden)* --- Spine #614

Extras
Spoiler:
The Cranes Are Flying
--- Essay: "The Cranes Are Flying" / Chris Fujiwara

Night and the City
--- Interviews: Jules Dassin (Criterion) ; Jules Dassin (1972 French television)
--- Essay: "In the Labyrinth" / Paul Arthur
--- Featurette: "2 Versions, 2 Scores": comparison of American and British scores by Christopher Husted
--- Original theatrical trailer

Le million
--- Interview: René Clair (1957 American television)
--- Essay: "Le million" / Elliott Stein

The Spirit of the Beehive
--- Essay: "Spanish Lessons" / Paul Julian Smith

Ace in the Hole
--- Documentary: Portrait of a 60% Perfect Man: Billy Wilder (Annie Tresgot & Michel Ciment, 1982)
--- Interviews: Billy Wilder (AFI) ; Kirk Douglas (1984)
--- Original theatrical trailer

Rome Open City
--- Introduction with Robert Rossellini (1963)
--- Essay: "A Star Is Born" / Irene Bignardi

Hoop Dreams
--- Essay: "Serious Game" / John Edgar Wildeman ; Great Movie review / Roger Ebert

Nashville
--- Original soundtrack

Pina
--- Original theatrical trailer

Tiny Furniture
--- Essay: "Out There" / Phillip Lopate
--- Video: Three Reasons

The Big Chill
--- Essay: "These Are Your Parents" / Lena Dunham

Summer with Monika
--- Interview: Ingmar Bergman ; Harriet Andersson

Checklist
Spoiler:
Feature Presentation
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
-X- 1920 - Pandora's Box
-X- 1930 - Borderline
-X- 1940 - The Man in Grey
-X- 1950 - Ace in the Hole
-X- 1960 - Mouchette
-X- 1970 - The Spirit of the Beehive
-X- 1980 - The Big Chill
-X- 1990 - Topsy-Turvy
-X- 2000/2010 - Tiny Furniture

Watch something from spine number range:
-X- 001-050 - The Lady Vanishes
-X- 051-100 - Le million
-X- 101-150 - The Cranes Are Flying
--- 151-200 -
--- 201-250 -
-X- 251-300 - Night and the City
--- 301-350 -
-X- 351-400 - Body and Soul
--- 401-450 -
-X- 451-500 - Rome Open City
--- 501-550 –
-X- 551-600 - Godzilla
-X- 601-650 - Pina
-X- 650-700 - King of the Hill
-X- 701-750 - The Big Chill
-X- an Eclipse title - Street of Shame
-X- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion - Casablanca

Watch films in at least 5 languages: Completed
-X- Russian - The Cranes Are Flying
-X- French - Le Million
-X- Spanish - The Spirit of the Beehive
-X- Japanese - Street of Shame
-X- Swedish - Summer with Monika


Watch 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section: Completed
-X- Robert Bresson - Mouchette
-X- Steven Soderbergh - And Everything Is Going Fine
-X- Carl Th. Dreyer - The Passion of Joan of Arc
-X- Ingmar Bergman - Summer with Monika
-X- Roberto Rossellini - Rome, Open City

Watch a film from 5 different “themes” on Criterion’s website: Complete
-X- Growing Pains - Hoop Dreams
-X- First Films - Madonna of the Seven Moons
-X- Melodramas - The Wicked Lady
-X- Out at Criterion - Weekend
-X- Classic Hollywood - Ace in the Hole

Special Edition Features

Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here: Completed
-X- "The Cranes Are Flying" / The Cranes Are Flying
-X- "In the Labyrinth" / Night and the City
-X- "Le million" / Le million
-X- "Spanish Lessons" / The Spirit of the Beehive
-X- "A Star Is Born" / Rome Open City

Watch 5 Criterion supplemental interviews.
-X- Jules Dassin / Night and the City
-X- René Clair / Le million
-X- Billy Wilder / Ace in the Hole
--- Fourth Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fifth Interview Name, (insert film title)

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers
-X- Night and the City
-X- Pina
-X- Ace in the Hole
--- Fourth Trailer Title
--- Fifth Trailer Title

-X- Watch a film with commentary – Night and the City with Glenn Erickson
-X- Watch a supplemental short film – Borderline
-X- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. - Night and the City
-X- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set/Top Ten List - Eclipse Series #36: Three Wicked Melodramas from Gainsborough Pictures
-X- Listen to a Criterion/Eclipse film soundtrack - Nashville

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6th Annual Criterion Challenge

Aug. 31 - Sept. 1
- Fantastic Mr. Fox / blu-ray
-----Film viewing with Director commentary ☼
-----[Essays]: 'Vupine Nature' - Erica Wagner / 'Welcome to the Dahl House' - Wes Anderson

Sept. 2
- Scanners / blu-ray
-----'Stereo' / 1969 / Dir. Cronenberg's first film
-----The Scanners Way - Creating the Special Effects in Scanners
-----[Essay]: 'Mind and Matter' - Kim Newman

Sept. 3
- The King of Marvin Gardens / blu-ray
-----Film Viewing
-----'Reflections of a Philosopher King'
-----'Afterthoughts'
-----Bob Rafelson [Text]
-----Trailer

Sept. 4
- 'Trilogy of Life' / blu-ray

The Decameron:
-----Patrick Rumble On the Decameron
-----Via Pasolini
~
Canterbury Tales:
-----Sam Rohdie Interview
-----Pasolini and the Secret Humiliation of Chaucer
-----Ennio Morricone interview
-----Dante Ferretti interview
~
Arabian Nights:
-----Pier Paolo Pasolini press conference 27th International Cannes Film Festival 6/24/74
-----Tony Rayns on Arabian Nights
-----Deleted Scenes
-----Pasolini and the Form of the City

Essays: 'Trilogy of Life Rejected' - Pier Paolo Pasolini ☼
---------'The Past is Present' - Colin Maccabe ☼
---------'Sex and Death' - Colin Maccabe ☼
---------'Pasolini Answers Question on the Canterbury Tales' [transcript of press conference at 1972 Berlin Film Festival] ☼
---------'Brave New World' - Colin Maccable ☼
---------'Pasolini in Persia: The Shooting of 1,001 Nights' - Gideon Bachmann


Sept. 5
- Breaking the Waves / blu-ray
-----Film viewing
-----[Essays]: 'Breaking the Rules' - David Sterritt / 'von Trier on Breaking the Waves' [extract from book 'Trier on von Trier']

Sept. 6
- The Last Picture Show / blu-ray
-----The Last Picture Show”: A Look Back, (1999)
-----A Discussion with Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich, a 2009 Q&A
-----Excerpts from a 1972 TV interview with director François Truffaut about the New Hollywood
-----[Essay]: 'The Last Picture Show - In With the Old - Graham Fuller

Sept. 7
- Videodrome / blu-ray
-----Film Viewing with James Woods / Deborah Harry commentary track ☼
-----[Essays]: 'Make Mine Cronenberg' - Carrie Rickey; 'Medium Cruel: Reflections on Videodrome' - Tim Lucas; 'That Slithery Sense of Unreality - Gary Indiana

Sept. 8
- It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World / blu-ray
-----Film Viewing (197min version) with commentary track ☼
-----Excerpts from 2000 AFI Program '100 Years ... 100 Laughs
-----Documentary of the Film's Visual Effects / Sound Effects with Craig Barron and Ben Burtt
-----[Essay]: Nothing Succeeds Like Excess - Lou Lumenick

Sept. 9
- Dazed and Confused / blu-ray
-----Film Viewing
-----[Essays]: 'Dream On' - Kent Jones; 'The 70's Obviously Sucked - Not!' - Jim DeRogatis; 'Not So Long Ago' - Chuck Klosterman; 'The Spirit of 76' - John Spong

- Ghostbusters / DCP
-----Film Viewing (30th Anniversary theatrical rerelease)

Sept. 10
- One Hour with You / 1932 / DVD
-----Film Viewing

Sept. 11
- 'The Freshman / blu-ray
-----Film Viewing with commentary track ☼

Sept. 12
- 3:10 to Yuma / 1957 / blu-ray
-----Film Viewing

Sept. 13
- The Life Aquatic / blu-ray
-----Film Viewing with commentary track ☼

Sept. 14
- Down by Law 35mm print
-----Film Viewing

Sept. 15
- Amarchord / blu-ray
-----Film Viewing with commentary track ☼

Sept. 16
- Charade / blu-ray
-----Film Viewing with commentary track ☼

Sept. 17
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind / 132min 'Special Edition' / blu-ray
-----Film Viewing

Sept. 18
- The Bakery Girl of Monceau (1963) DVD
- Charlotte and Her Steak (1951) DVD
- Véronique and Her Dunce (1958) DVD

Sept. 19
- The Tale of Zatoichi / blu-ray
-----Film Viewing

Sept. 20
- The Tale of Zatoichi Continues / blu-ray
-----Film Viewing

Sept. 21
- The Journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva / DVD

Sept. 22 / blu-ray
- Badlands
-----Film Viewing

Sept. 23 / blu-ray
- Investigation of A Citizen Above Suspension
-----Film Viewing

Sept. 24
- Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb / '4K' DCP
-----Film Viewing

- Marketa Lazarová / blu-ray
-----Film Viewing
-----Film restoration featurette

Sept. 25
- Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe / blu-ray

- Fantastic Mr. Dahl [TV documentary] / blu-ray
- Fantastic Mr. Fox [Roald Dahl reading / audio recording] / blu-ray

- Summer Interlude / blu-ray
-----Film Viewing

- Autumn Sonata / blu-ray
-----Film Viewing with commentary track

Sept. 26
- Judex / blu-ray
-----Film Viewing

- Easy Rider / blu-ray
-----Film Viewing

Sept. 27
- The Long Day Closes / blu-ray
-----Film Viewing

- The Passion of Joan of Arc / DVD
-----Film Viewing with commentary track
-----Film Restoration featurette

Sept. 28
- Une Chambre en Ville / blu-ray
-----Film Viewing

- Love in the Afternoon / DVD
-----Film Viewing

- A Night to Remember / DVD
-----The Making of “A Night to Remember” (1993)
-----Archival interview with Titanic survivor Eva Hart
-----En natt att minnas (1962)
-----The Iceberg That Sank the “Titanic” (2006)

Sept. 29
- Lord of the Flies / blu-ray
-----Film Viewing

- Genocide
-----Film Viewing

Sept. 30

- Following / streaming
-----Film Viewing

- Summer with Monika / blu-ray
-----Film Viewing
-----Introduction by director Ingmar Bergman
-----Monika Exploited!
-----Trailer

Oct. 1

- The Uninvited / blu-ray
-----Film Viewing
-----Trailer

- The Living Skeleton / DVD
-----Film Viewing



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1TV=First-time viewing

1st:
(1TV)1. #715-Bay of Angels__Jacques Demy__1963
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2nd:
(1TV)2. "Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980)" (#287-Burden of Dreams__Les Blank__1982)
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3rd:
(1TV)3. #416-Miss Julie__Alf Sjöberg__1951
+
"Video Essay"

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4th:
(1TV)4. #69-Testament of Orpheus__Jean Cocteau__1959
-
5. #75-Chasing Amy__Kevin Smith__1997

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5th:
(1TV)6. #569-People on Sunday__Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer__1930
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7th:
(1TV)7. #236-Mamma Roma__Pier Paolo Pasolini__1962
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8th:
(1TV)8. #193-Quai des Orfèvres__Henri-Georges Clouzot__1947
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9th:
(1TV)9. #596-Three Outlaw Samurai__Hideo Gosha__1964
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10th:
(1TV)10. #203-Lola__Rainer Werner Fassbinder__1981
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11th:
(1TV)11. #429-The Lovers__Louis Malle__1958
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12th:
(1TV)12. #619-Le Havre__Aki Kaurismäki__2011
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13th:
(1TV)13. #?-Boyhood__Richard Linklater__2014
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14th:
(1TV)14. #183-Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne__Robert Bresson__1945
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15th:
(1TV)15. #566-Insignificance__Nicolas Roeg__1985
+
Making “Insignificance"
"Tony Lawson interview

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16th:
(1TV)16. #283-A Generation__Andrzej Wajda__1955
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17th:
(1TV)17. #473-The Insect Woman__Shohei Imamura__1963
+
"Tony Rayns interview"

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18th:
(1TV)18. #355-Hands Over the City__Francesco Rosi__1963
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19th:
(1TV)19. #613-Summer Interlude__Ingmar Bergman__1951
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20th:
(1TV)20. #698-King of the Hill__Steven Soderbergh__1993
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21st:
(1TV)21. "A Well Spent Life" (#737-Les Blank: Always for Pleasure__Les Blank)
-
(1TV)22. #679-Adventures of Zatoichi__Kimiyoshi Yasuda__1964
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22nd:
(1TV)23. "Hot Pepper" "A Well Spent Life" (#737-Les Blank: Always for Pleasure__Les Blank)
----------------------
23rd:
(1TV)24. (Eclipse) Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator__Dusan Makavejev__1967
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24th:
(1TV)25. #398-Les enfants terribles__Jean-Pierre Melville__1950
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26th:
(1TV)26. #269-Fighting Elegy__Seijun Suzuki__1966
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29th:
(1TV)27. #344-Suzanne's Career__Eric Rohmer__1963


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1. 23rd Psalm Branch: Part I
2. 23rd Psalm Branch: Part II
3. Star Garden
4. Duplicity III
5. The Last Temptation of Christ
6. Insomnia
7. The Domain of the Moment
8. Murder Psalm
9. Arabic Numeral Series 12
10. Visions in Meditation #1
11. Visions in Meditation #2: Mesa Verde
12. Visions in Meditation #3: Plato's Cave
13. Visions in Meditation #4: D.H. Lawrence
14. Marty
15. Unconscious London Strata
16. Boulder Blues and Pearls and...
17. Patterns
18. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
19. The Mammals of Victoria
20. I Take These Truths
21. The Cat of the Worm's Green Realm
22. Yggdrasill: Whose Roots Are Stars in the Human Mind
23. No Room For Sergeants
24. The Blood of a Poet
25. A Wind From the South
26. ...Reel Five
27. The Testament of Orpheus
28. The Magic Flute
29. Variety Lights
30. The Bank Dick
31. Ohayô
32. Général Idi Amin Dada: Autoportrait
33. Always for Pleasure
34. Antonio Gaudí
35. Introduction Marty
36. Introduction Patterns
37. Introduction No Room For Sergeants
38. Introduction A Wind From the South
39. Introduction Bang the Drum Slowly
40. Bang the Drum Slowly
41. Alambrista!
42. Introduction Requiem for a Heavyweight
43. Requiem for a Heavyweight
44. Antichrist
45. The Beales of Grey Gardens
46. The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins
47. Introduction The Comedian
48. The Comedian
49. Introduction A Day of Wine and Roses
50. A Brief History of Time
51. The Browning Version
52. Carrots & Peas
53. Clean, Shaven
54. Eating Raoul
55. Robocop
56. Robocop: Special Effects Then and Now
57. Robocop: Deleted Scenes
58. Robocop: Trailer/TV Spot
59. The Killing
60. I Married A Witch
61. Rosemary's Baby
62. House
63. Sisters
64. The Emperor Jones
65. Stagecoach
66. Manual of Arms
67. Maxwell's Demon
68. The Uninvited




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2013's Challenge

Aug. 31
1. Fantastic Mr. Fox

Sept. 7
2. Grey Gardens

Sept. 8
3. Nanook of the North

Sept. 9
4. 39 Steps

Sept. 10
5. The Princess Bride

Sept. 15
6. Charade

Sept. 16
7. Koyaanisqatsi

Sept. 18
8. Powaqqatsi
9. Naqoyqatsi

Sept. 23
10. Spellbound

Sept. 26
11. Sabotage

Sept. 28
12. The Man Who Knew Too Much

Sept. 29
13. North by Northwest

Checklist:
Spoiler:
Feature Presentation
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
-x- 1920 - Nanook of the North (1922)
-x- 1930 - 39 Steps (1935)
-x- 1940 - Spellbound (1945)
-x- 1950 - North by Northwest (1959)
-x- 1960 - Charade (1963)
-x- 1970 - Grey Gardens (1976)
-x- 1980 - Koyaanisqatsi (1983)
--- 1990 -
-x- 2000/2010 - Naqoyqatsi (2002)

Watch something from spine number range:
-x- 001-050 - Nanook of the North (33)
-x- 051-100 - 39 Steps (56)
-x- 101-150 - Grey Gardens (123)
--- 151-200 -
--- 201-250 -
--- 251-300 -
--- 301-350 -
--- 351-400 -
--- 401-450 -
--- 451-500 -
--- 501-550 –
--- 551-600 -
-x- 601-650 - Koyaanisqatsi (640)
--- 650-700 -
--- 701-750 -
--- an Eclipse title -
-x- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion (Hint: Check DVD Spine# here for some eligible titles or Unreleased material on Hulu here (Thanks, ntnon!)) - The Princess Bride

Watch films in at least 5 languages.
-x- First language, (English), (Grey Gardens).
--- 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 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section (Each title must be unique. For example, Pierrot Le Fou could NOT count for Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Luc Godard, and Anna Karina, just one)
-x- Wes Anderson, (Fantastic Mr. Fox)
--- Second Person, (insert title)
--- Third Person, (insert title)
--- Fourth Person, (insert title)
--- Fifth Person, (insert title)

Watch a film from 5 different “themes” on Criterion’s website
-x- Documentaries, (Grey Gardens)
-x- Silent Cinema, (Nanook of the North)
-x- Suspense!, (39 Steps)
-x- Comedies, (Charade)
-x- Cult Movies, (Koyaanisqatsi)

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here
-x- Nanook of the North by Dean W. Duncan, (Nanook of the North)
-x- Thirty-Nine Steps to Happiness by David Cairns (39 Steps)
-x- Charade: The Spy in Givenchy, (Charade)
-x- The Qatsi Trilogy: Geologic Scale and Human Scale by Bill McKibben, (Qatsi Trilogy)
-x- The Qutsi Trilogy: Counterpoint and Harmony by John Rockwell, (Qatsi Trilogy)

Watch 5 Criterion supplemental interviews.
-x- Essence of Life with Reggio and composer Philip Glass, (Koyaanisqatsi)
-x- Ron Fricke, (Koyaanisqatsi)
-x- Inspiration and Ideas with Godfrey Reggio, (Powaqqatsi)
-x- Philip Gass and Yo-Yo Ma, (Naqoyqatsi)
--- Fifth Interview Name, (insert film title)

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers
-x- First Trailer Title -Koyaanisqatsi
-x- Second Trailer Title - Powaqqatsi
-x- Third Trailer Title - Naqoyqatsi
-x- Fourth Trailer Title - Spellbound
-x- Fifth Trailer Title - M

--- Watch a film with commentary –
-x- Watch a supplemental short film – Anima Mundi (Powaqqatsi)
-x- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. - Koyaanisqatsi
-x- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set/Top Ten List - The Qatsi Trilogy (Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi
--- Listen to a Criterion/Eclipse film soundtrack -

Criterion.com
Twitter - @Criterion
Criterion on Tumblr
CriterionCast

Travis McClain provided the following links, which are incredibly helpful.

"It's every box set and Top 10 list presently on Criterion.com, formatted for our purposes."

Flickchart - The Best Criterion Collection Films
Flickchart: The Blog - Criterion Commentaries
ICheckMovies.com - The Criterion Collection
iCheckMovies - Criterion's Eclipse Collection
Flickchart - Criterion Collection on Hulu
Flickchart - Criterion Eclipse Titles
Flickchart - Criterion Collection
Travis McClain's Criterion for Noobs[/QUOTE]

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The 6th Annual Criterion Challenge

2013: 0 items
2012: 1 item
2011: 5 items

Possible wishlist:
Spoiler:
On the Waterfront, Swing Time, High Noon, Modern Times, Charade, Wages of Fear, Night at the Opera, Show Boat, North by Northwest, Rashomon, Singin' in the Rain, Forbidden Planet, Paths of Glory, Witness for the Prosecution, The Killing, 2001, The Graduate, Naked Kiss, Lawrence of Arabia, Annie Hall, Rebecca, The Great Escape, Raging Bull, Dr No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Arsenic and Old Lace, ARgonauts, Samurai, Sanuro the Bailiff, Robinson Crusoe on Mars, The Red Shoes, Diva, Robocop, M, LIfe of Brian, Unbearable Lightness of Being


9/5
1. The Rock

9/6
2. The Fantastic Mr. Fox*

9/11
3. The Night of the Hunter

9/16
4. Swing Time (1936)

9/19
5. Charade (1964)

9/20
6. A Few Good Men (1992, spine 181)
Laserdisc was planned but never released

9/24
6. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

9/25
7. Modern Times (1936)*

9/26
8. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

9/30
9. Dr. No
10. Show Boat (1933)

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Legend:
Spoiler:
Formats: Blu-Ray (8) | HDDVD () | DVD (3) | Theater () | TV () | Netflix () | Crackle () | YouTube () | Other (i.e. iTunes, Digital Download, etc.) ()

- First Time Viewing (features only) (7)
- First Time Viewing (non-features only) (0)
* - First Home Viewing (0)
* - First Time Using Owned Media (1)

All movies American unless otherwise indicated...
- Norway (1)


Watched With: μ - M (4) | τ - N (0) | δ - D (2) (~ indicates only a partial viewing by other viewers)

Bold titles are feature length

Underlined titles indicate coming off the unwatched pile must have been purchased more than 1 month prior to challenge (6)


Total Eligible Titles: 11 First Time Views: 7 Blu-ray: 8 DVD: 3 Theater: 0 TV: 0 Streamed: 0



September 03:
01. [047] Insomnia (1997)
 - trailer

September 06:
02. [175] Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
03. [476] The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

September 07:
04. [683] Nashville (1975)
 - trailer

September 08:
05. [336] Dazed and Confused (1993) μ

September 09:
06. [LD109] Taxi Driver (1976) μ δ
07. [LD073] Casablanca (1942) μ
 - trailer (non-Criterion)

September 13:
08. [627] The Game (1997) *

September 14:
09. [300] The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
10. [051] Brazil (1985) δ

September 18th - 28th
Currently enjoying the 2014 Calgary International Film Festival!

Seen:
Growing Pains (shorts package)
Waiting For August (Romania)
God's Slave (Argentina)
LFO (Denmark)
Winter Sleep (Turkey)
Maps to the Stars
The Valley Below (Canada)
Chimères (Switzerland)
Fallen City (China)
The One Who Loves You
Welcome To New York
Lemon Tree Passage (Australia)
Dirty Singles (Canada)
Time Lapse
The Dance of Reality (Chile)
Teen Lust (Canada)
The Editor (Canada)
Tu dors Nicole (Canada)
Borobo (UK)
Mutant World (future SyFy channel movie) (Canada)
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (Canada, France)
Ally Was Screaming (Canada)


September 30:
11. [630] Rosemary's Baby (1968) μ Horror crossover

Spoiler:
Feature Presentation
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
--- 1920 - (insert film title here)
--- 1930 -
-X- 1940 - Casablanca
--- 1950 -
-X- 1960 - Rosemary's Baby
-X- 1970 - Nashville
-X- 1980 - Brazil
-X- 1990 - Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas
-X- 2000/2010 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Watch something from spine number range:
-X- 001-050 - Insomnia
-X- 051-100 - LD Casablanca
-X- 101-150 - LD Taxi Driver
-X- 151-200 - Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas
--- 201-250 -
-X- 251-300 - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
-X- 301-350 - Dazed and Confused
--- 351-400 -
--- 401-450 -
-X- 451-500 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
--- 501-550 –
--- 551-600 -
-X- 601-650 - The Game, Rosemary's Baby
-X- 650-700 - Nashville
--- 701-750 -
--- an Eclipse title -
-X- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion - Taxi Driver, Casablanca

Watch films in at least 5 languages.
-X- First language, Norwegian, Insomnia
--- 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 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section (Each title must be unique. For example, Pierrot Le Fou could NOT count for Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Luc Godard, and Anna Karina, just one)
-X- Robert Altman, Nashville
--- ,
--- ,
--- ,
--- ,

Watch a film from 5 different “themes” on Criterion’s website
-X- Noir and Neonoir/Originals/Suspense!, Insomnia
-X- America, America/Cult Movies/Cut!/Great Soundtracks/Novels on the Big Screen, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas
-X- Oscar Winners/Tearjerkers, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
-X- America, America/Great Performances/Great Soundtracks/New American Cinema, Nashville
-X- America, America/Comedies/Cut!/Growing Pains, Dazed and Confused

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here –
--- First Essay title, (title of film)
--- 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.
--- First Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Second Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Third Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fourth Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fifth Interview Name, (insert film title)

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers
-X- Insomnia
-X- Nashville
--- Third Trailer Title
--- Fourth Trailer Title
--- Fifth Trailer Title

--- Watch a film with commentary –
--- Watch a supplemental short film –
--- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. -
--- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set/Top Ten List -
--- Listen to a Criterion/Eclipse film soundtrack -


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1. Poto and Cabengo (1980) * 73 min.
2. Thirst for Love (1967) * 99 min.
3. Arabian Nights (1974) * 130 min.
4. The Mikado (1939) * 91 min.
5. Routine Pleasures (1986) * 79 min.
6. A Sense of History (1992) 26 min.
7. Topsy-Turvy (1999) * 161 min.
8. The Thick-Walled Room (1956) * 110 min.
9. I Will Buy You (1956) * 112 min.
10. Black River (1957) * 110 min.
11. Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954) * 80 min.
12. Twenty-Four Eyes (1954) * 156 min.
13. Foreign Land (1984) * 45 min.
14. Revanche (2008) * 122 min.
15. Metropolitan (1990) * 98 min.
16. The Last Days of Disco (1998) * 114 min.
17. Rock'y VI (1986) 9 min.
18. Thru the Wire (1987) 6 min.
19. L.A. Woman (1988) 5 min.
20. Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989) * 79 min.
21. Those Were the Days (1992) * 5 min.
22. These Boots (1993) * 5 min.
23. La Promesse (1996) * 94 min.
24. Following (1998) * 70 min.
25. Crazeologie (1954) * 6 min.
26. Elevator to the Gallows (1958) * 91 min.
27. The Letter Never Sent (1959) * 96 min.
28. Redes (1936) * 60 min.
29. Kiss Me Deadly (1955) 106 min.
30. Quai des Orfèvres (1947) * 107 min.
31. The Lovers (1958) * 90 min.
32. Les Horizons Morts (1951) * 8 min.
33. Hôtel des Invalides (1952) * 22 min.

* First time viewing.

Stats:
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US 6 Japan 5 Italy 1 UK 4 Austria 2 Finland 6 Belgium 1 France 6 Soviet Union 1 Mexico 1

1930s 2 1940s 1 1950s 12 1960s 1 1970s 1 1980s 7 1990s 8 2000s 1

First time viewings: 28/33

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The 6th Annual Criterion Challenge

August 30
Akira

September 5
Pulp Fiction

September 6
Ghostbusters

September 7
Rushmore

September 12
The Royal Tenenbaums

September 29
In the Mood for Love
Y Tu Mamá También

September 30
Band of Outsiders


Checklist:
Spoiler:
Feature Presentation
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
--- 1920 - (insert film title here)
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
XXX 1960 - Band of Outsiders 1964
--- 1970 -
XXX 1980 - Akira 1988
XXX 1990 - Pulp Fiction 1994
XXX 2000/2010 - The Royal Tenenbaums 2001

Watch something from spine number range:
--- 001-050 -
XXX 051-100 - Rushmore 65
XXX 101-150 - In the Mood for Love 147
XXX 151-200 - The Royal Tenenbaums 157
--- 201-250 -
--- 251-300 -
--- 301-350 -
--- 351-400 -
--- 401-450 -
--- 451-500 -
--- 501-550 –
--- 551-600 -
--- 601-650 -
--- 650-700 -
XXX 701-750 - Y Tu Mamá También 723
--- an Eclipse title -
XXX Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion - Akira

Watch films in at least 5 languages.
XXX Akira Japanese
XXX Pulp Fiction English
XXX In the Mood for Love Cantonese
XXX Y Tu Mamá También Spanish
XXX Band of Outsiders French

Watch 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section (Each title must be unique. For example, Pierrot Le Fou could NOT count for Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Luc Godard, and Anna Karina, just one)
XXX Rushmore Wes Anderson
XXX Band of Outsiders Anna Karina
--- Third Person, (insert title)
--- Fourth Person, (insert title)
--- Fifth Person, (insert title)

Watch a film from 5 different “themes” on Criterion’s website
XXX Rushmore Comedies
XXX The Royal Tenenbaums Dysfunctional Families
XXX In the Mood for Love Great Soundtracks
XXX Y Tu Mamá También Road Trips
XXX Band of Outsiders French New Wave

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here
XXX Rushmore by Dave Kehr
XXX The Royal Tenenbaums: Faded Glory by Kent Jones
XXX In the Mood for Love: Haunted Heart by Steve Erickson
XXX Y Tu Mamá También: Dirty Happy Things by Charles Taylor
XXX Band of Outsiders: Madison-sur-Seine by Joshua Clover

Watch 5 Criterion supplemental interviews.
--- First Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Second Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Third Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fourth Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fifth Interview Name, (insert film title)

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers
XXX Rushmore
XXX The Royal Tenenbaums
XXX In the Mood for Love
XXX Y Tu Mamá También
XXX Band of Outsiders

--- Watch a film with commentary –
--- Watch a supplemental short film –
--- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. -
--- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set/Top Ten List -
XXX Listen to a Criterion/Eclipse film soundtrack - Rushmore

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1. The Docks of New York* DVD


*first-time viewing

Checklist:
Spoiler:
The checklist is completely optional. It is just a "fun" inclusion to give one a sense of accomplishment, to help one diversify viewing, or to use as a guide on what to watch next.

Feature Presentation

Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.

-X- 1920 - The Docks of New York (1928)
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000/2010 -

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 -
-X- 501-550 – The Docks of New York (#531)
--- 551-600 -
--- 601-650 -
--- 650-700 -
--- 701-750 -
--- an Eclipse title -
--- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion (Hint: Check DVD Spine# here for some eligible titles or Unreleased material on Hulu here (Thanks, ntnon!)) -

Watch films in at least 5 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 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section (Each title must be unique. For example, Pierrot Le Fou could NOT count for Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Luc Godard, and Anna Karina, just one)

--- First Person, (insert title)
--- Second Person, (insert title)
--- Third Person, (insert title)
--- Fourth Person, (insert title)
--- Fifth Person, (insert title)

Watch a film from 5 different “themes” on Criterion’s website

-X- Classic Hollywood, (The Docks of New York)
--- Second Theme name, (insert title)
--- Third Theme name, (insert title)
--- Fourth Theme name, (insert title)
--- Fifth Theme name, (insert title)

Special Edition Features

Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here –

--- First Essay title, (title of film)
--- 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.

--- First Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Second Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Third Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fourth Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fifth Interview Name, (insert film title)

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers

--- First Trailer Title
--- Second Trailer Title
--- Third Trailer Title
--- Fourth Trailer Title
--- Fifth Trailer Title

--- Watch a film with commentary –
--- Watch a supplemental short film –
--- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. -
--- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set/Top Ten List -
-X- Listen to a Criterion/Eclipse film soundtrack - Dazed and Confused; Even More Dazed and Confused

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DVD Talk's Criterion Challenge 2014

Goals
Spoiler:

First time doing this so there's no specific goals planned.


My List
2014-09-06
1. * A Hard Day's Night (1964) #711
2. Pulp Fiction (1994) LD#271
3. * Modern Times (1936) #543

2014-09-07
4. The Princess Bride (1987) LD#040
5. The Sword of Doom (1966) #280

2014-09-08
6. * The Tale of Zatoichi Continues (1962) #679


DVD: 0 | Blu-ray Disc: 1 | Netflix Watch Instantly: 2 | HuluPlus: 3 | TV Broadcast/DVR: 0 | iTunes Digital Download: 0
* = First Time Viewing: 3

Checklist:
Spoiler:

Feature Presentation
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
--- 1920 - (insert film title here)
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000/2010 -

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 -
--- 501-550 –
--- 551-600 -
--- 601-650 -
--- 650-700 -
--- 701-750 -
--- an Eclipse title -
--- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion (Hint: Check DVD Spine# here for some eligible titles or Unreleased material on Hulu here (Thanks, ntnon!)) -

Watch films in at least 5 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 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section (Each title must be unique. For example, Pierrot Le Fou could NOT count for Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Luc Godard, and Anna Karina, just one)
--- First Person, (insert title)
--- Second Person, (insert title)
--- Third Person, (insert title)
--- Fourth Person, (insert title)
--- Fifth Person, (insert title)

Watch a film from 5 different “themes” on Criterion’s website
--- First Theme name, (insert title)
--- Second Theme name, (insert title)
--- Third Theme name, (insert title)
--- Fourth Theme name, (insert title)
--- Fifth Theme name, (insert title)

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here –
--- First Essay title, (title of film)
--- 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.
--- First Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Second Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Third Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fourth Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fifth Interview Name, (insert film title)

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers
--- First Trailer Title
--- Second Trailer Title
--- Third Trailer Title
--- Fourth Trailer Title
--- Fifth Trailer Title

--- Watch a film with commentary –
--- Watch a supplemental short film –
--- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. -
--- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set/Top Ten List -
--- Listen to a Criterion/Eclipse film soundtrack -

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

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

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2014 Criterion Challenge




First Time View
Aug. 31
1. A Hard Day's Night (1964)-#711 Blu-Ray--One of the finest musicals from the 1960s, AHDN captures a moment when an English pop group became the image of a generation.
---In Their Own Voices
---“You Can’t Do That”: The Making of “A Hard Day’s Night"

Sep. 1
2. All that Jazz (1979)-#724 Blu-Ray--Life as show biz, show biz as a substitute for life, Bob Fosse's cinematic self-flagellation is a magical experience.
3. Gate of Hell (1953)-#653 Blu-Ray--The color photography here is justifiably famous, accentuating the lush settings and the elaborate Heian-era costumes.

Sep. 2
4. King of Hearts (1967)-LD#115 DVD--A sweetly charming antiwar fable explores the madness of war as unwitting UK soldier Alan Bates tries to locate a demolitions cache in a small French town occupied by the escaped residents of the local asylum during WWI.
5. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)-#13 Netflix--Anthony Hopkins's performance as the creepily evil cannibal Hannibal Lecter still holds up as an iconic movie monster.

Sep. 3
6. Salesman (1969)-#122 DVD--In its own understated manner, Salesman is a brutal film, revealing the working lives of four men on the bottom rung of the economic ladder, selling Bibles door to door. They eat their meals in cheap diners and sleep far from home in motels, trying to close the deal and make that sale. Attention must be paid.

Sep. 4
7. North by Northwest (1959)-LD#45 Blu-Ray--Cary Grant. James Mason. Eva Marie Saint. Martin Landau. Pure cinema heaven.

Sep. 6
8. Thief (1981)-#691 Blu-Ray--Terrific caper film from Michael Mann, with one of my favorite character actors, the late, great, Robert Prosky

Sep. 8
9. Nashville (1975)-#683 Blu-Ray--A sprawling take on the American Nightmare in the 1970s.

Sep. 9
10. Pulp Fiction (1994)-#LD271 Netflix--I saw this in Seoul when it was first released, and all the drug references had been cut, so I had no idea why Mia was writhing on the bathroom floor.

Sep. 10
11. The Wizard of Oz (1939)-#LD59 Blu-Ray--I remember when The Wizard of Oz was an annual event on TV that families would watch together. Somehow having it available on a snazzy Blu-Ray makes it feel less special.

Sep. 11
12. Foreign Correspondent (1940)-#696 Blu-Ray--Not as awesome as The 30 Steps, but still solid Hitchcock. The effects in the plane crash sequence are still stunning today.

Sep. 12
13. The Freshman(1925)-#703 Hulu--I don't generally get a chuckle out of silent-era comedies--I admire Chaplin and enjoy his work, but he doesn't make me laugh--Harold Lloyd , on the other hand, never fails. His movies are still hilarious nearly a century later.
14. Trouble in Paradise (1932)-#170 TV--i love Lubitsch comedies--this could use a Blu upgrade.

Sep. 16
15. Ghostbusters (1984)-#LD118 Blu-Ray--Ghostbusters doesn't aim for profundity or existential significance. It wants to make the audience laugh and still succeeds 30 years later.
16. Eating Raoul (1982)-#625 Blu-Ray--A very funny subversive comedy, Eating Raoul's satiric take on Baby Boomer mores has lost its relevance, but its humor still works for me.
---The Secret Cinema

Sep. 17
17. Judex (1963)-#710 Hulu--A very stylish crime thriller/ tribute to silent film from Georges Franju. The Maurice Jarre soundtrack is terrific.

Sep. 22
18. Goldfinger (1964)-#LD132 Blu-Ray--The Bond 50 edition of Goldfinger looks extremely spiffy. I downloaded the original Criterion laserdisc commentary from 007 Dossier, and then watched the film synced with the commentary on my phone. I can't figure out why the commentaries were withdrawn from the market because nothing offensive is said, apart from an instance where Connery is described as being the kind of guy who who can walk into a room and f--- anyone.
19. The Music Room(1958)-#573 Hulu--Ray's story about a landowner living his last days in a decayed mansion has a very Chekhovian feel.

Sep. 23
20. Time Bandits (1981)-#37 Blu-Ray--Sir Ralph Richardson's Supreme Being could pass as an as yet unknown regeneration of The Doctor. Still immensely enjoyable 30+ years after I first saw it in the theater.
21. Contempt (1963)-#171 TV--For me, Godard is very much hit or miss, but this is easily one of his more engaging films, and could not have been more aptly named.

Sep. 24
22. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)-#300 TV--Probably Wes Anderson's weakest film, but weak Anderson is still better than 90% of films made today.

Sep. 25
23. Mona Lisa (1986)-#107 Blu-Ray--Another tragic crime story from Neil Jordan. Bob Hoskins knocks it out of the park as a sad sack ex-con who falls in love with a top-shelf hooker and gets drawn into her search for a younger girl who has been sold into S/M slavery.
24. La Dolce Vita (1960)-#733 DVD--IMO, this is easily Fellini's most incisive and expansive film with the possible exception of Amarcord.
25. Vampyr(1932)-#437 Hulu--A masterpiece of horror, even though, like The Beyond, the narrative doesn't make much sense.

Sep. 26
26. Dr. Strangelove, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb (1964)-LD#143 TV--A masterpiece of black comedy with standout performances from Peter Sellers. Interesting how in 50 years our fears switched from a nuclear war with the Soviets to bands of desert barbarians cutting people's heads off.

Sep. 27
27. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)-#320 YouTube--Entertaining, and almost entirely imaginary, biopic about Abe Lincoln as a young lawyer who solves a case like a prarire Colombo.

Sep. 28
28. It Happened One Night (1934)-#736 TV--A terrific screwball comedy which made Gable into a major box office star.

Sep. 30
29. Peeping Tom (1960)-#58 DVD-It's a pity Criterion lost the rights to this shocker before they had a chance to clean it up for Blu-Ray. Released the same year as Psycho, Peeping Tom's depiction of a sexually repressed serial killer who uses his camera as a murder weapon disturbed theater audiences and ruined Michael Powell's career. If only it had been released a few years later when the 60s were swinging, Peeping Tom would have received the praise it deserved.
30. The Uninvited (1944)-#677 Blu-Ray--More atmospheric than scary, this is a terrific ghost story.

Spoiler:

Feature Presentation
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
-X- 1920 - The Freshman
-X- 1930 - The Wizard of Oz
-X- 1940 - Foreign Correspondent
-X- 1950 - Gate of Hell
-X- 1960 - Goldfinger
-X- 1970 - All that Jazz
-X- 1980 - Thief
-X- 1990 - The Silence of the Lambs
-X- 2000/2010 - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Watch something from spine number range:
-X- 001-050 - The Silence of the Lambs
-X- 051-100 - Peeping Tom
-X- 101-150 -Mona Lisa
-X- 151-200 - Salesman
--- 201-250 -
-X- 251-300 - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
-X- 301-350 - Young Mr. Lincoln
--- 351-400 -
-X-401-450 -Vampyr
--- 451-500 -
--- 501-550 –
-X- 551-600 -The Music Room
-X- 601-650 - Eating Raoul
-X- 650-700 -Gate of Hell
-X- 701-750 -A Hard Day's Night
--- an Eclipse title -
-X- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion: King of Hearts -

Watch films in at least 5 languages.
-X- Japanese, Gate of Hell.
-X- French, King of Hearts.
-X-Bengali, The Music Room.
-X-Italian, [b]La Dolce Vita.
-X-German, Vampyr.

Watch 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section (Each title must be unique. For example, Pierrot Le Fou could NOT count for Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Luc Godard, and Anna Karina, just one)
-X- Robert Altman, Nashville
-X- Georges Delerue, Contempt
-X- Wes Anderson, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
-X- Ernst Lubitsch, Trouble in Paradise
-X- Federico Fellini, La Dolce Vita

Watch a film from 5 different “themes” on Criterion’s website
-X- Great Performances, All That Jazz
-X- Great Soundtracks, A Hard Day's Night
-X- Oscar Winners, Gate of Hell
-X- Documentaries, Salesman
-X-First Films, Thief

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here –
-X- All That Jazz: Stardust: Hilton Als
-X- Gate of Hell: A Colorful History: Stephen Prince
--- Third Essay title, (title of film)
--- Fourth Essay title, (title of film)
--- Fifth Essay title, (title of film)

Watch 5 Criterion supplemental interviews.
--- First Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Second Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Third Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fourth Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fifth Interview Name, (insert film title)

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers
-X- Nashville
-X- All That Jazz
-X- Kagemusha
-X- Koyaanisqatsi
-X- The Silence of the Lambs

-X- Watch a film with commentary – Goldfinger
-X- Watch a supplemental short film –The Secret Cinema
-X- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. - A Hard Day's Night
--- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set/Top Ten List -
-X- Listen to a Criterion/Eclipse film soundtrack -A Hard Day's Night

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* = First time viewing
August 31
  1. * Red River (1948) The Theatrical Version - Spine #709 LIBRARY
  2. La Dolce Vita (1960) Commentary OWNED

    September 1
  3. * Bottle Rocket (1996) - Spine #450 LIBRARY
  4. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) - Spine #300 OWNED
  5. * The Darjeeling Limited (2007) LIBRARY
  6. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) LIBRARY
  7. Rushmore (1998) LIBRARY

    September 2
  8. * Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954) - Spine #704 LIBRARY

    September 3
  9. * Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990) - Spine #722 LIBRARY
  10. * Tiny Furniture (2010) - Spine #597 LIBRARY
  11. Dr. Strangelove (1964) CLASS

    September 5
  12. * Thief (1981) LIBRARY
  13. * The Blob (1958) - Spine #91 LIBRARY

    September 6
  14. * Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974) - Spine #198 LIBRARY
  15. * Like Someone in Love (2012) - Spine #708 LIBRARY

    September 7
  16. * Quadrophenia (1979) - Spine #624 LIBRARY

    September 8
  17. * Repo Man (1984) - Spine #654 LIBRARY

    September 9
  18. Something Wild (1986) - Spine #563 LIBRARY

    September 10
  19. * Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979) - Spine #61 LIBRARY

    September 11
  20. * Border Radio (1987) - Spine #362 LIBRARY

    September 12
  21. * Night Train to Munich (1940) - Spine #523 LIBRARY

    September 13
  22. * Closely Watched Trains (1966) - Spine #131 LIBRARY

    September 16
  23. * Lola Montès (1955) - Spine #503 LIBRARY

    September 18
  24. The Big Chill (1983) NETFLIX
  25. * Che (2008) - Spine #496 LIBRARY
  26. * Kicking and Screaming (2008) - Spine #349 LIBRARY

    September 19
  27. * Rashomon (1950) - Spine #138 LIBRARY

    September 20
  28. Scanners (1981) - Spine #712 LIBRARY

    September 21
  29. The Lady Vanishes (1938) - Spine #3 LIBRARY

    September 22
  30. * La Cage aux Folles (1978) - Spine #671 LIBRARY

    September 24
  31. Alphaville (1965) - Spine #25 CLASS

    September 25
  32. * All That Jazz (1979) LIBRARY

    September 27
  33. * The Love Parade (1929) LIBRARY

    September 29
  34. * The Ice Storm (1997) - Spine #426 LIBRARY
  35. The Killer (1989) LIBRARY

Spoiler:
Feature Presentation
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
-x- 1920 - The Love Parade (1929)
-x- 1930 - The Lady Vanishes (1938)
-x- 1940 - Red River (1948)
-x- 1950 - Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)
-x- 1960 - Alphaville (1965)
-x- 1970 - Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)
-x- 1980 - Thief (1981)
-x- 1990 - The Ice Storm (1997)
-x- 2000/2010 - Like Someone In Love (2012)

Watch something from spine number range:
-x- 001-050 - The Killer
-x- 051-100 - Rushmore
-x- 101-150 - Closely Watched Trains
-x- 151-200 - Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
--- 201-250 -
-x- 251-300 - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
-x- 301-350 - Kicking and Screaming
-x- 351-400 - Border Radio
-x- 401-450 - Bottle Rocket
-x- 451-500 - Che
-x- 501-550 - The Darjeeling Limited
-x- 551-600 - Tiny Furniture
-x- 601-650 - Quadrophenia
-x- 650-700 - Repo Man
-x- 701-750 - Scanners
-x- an Eclipse title - Eclipse Series 8: Lubitsch Musicals
-x- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion - Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Watch films in at least 5 languages.
-x- First language, Spanish, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
-x- Second language, German, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
-x- Third language, Japanese, Rashomon
-x- Fourth language, French, German, Lola Montès
-x- Fifth language, Cantonese, The Killer

Watch 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section
-x- Wes Anderson, Fantastic Mr. Fox
-x- Ennio Morricone, La Cage aux Folles
-x- Anna Karina, Alphaville
--- Fourth Person, (insert title)
--- Fifth Person, (insert title)

Watch a film from 5 different “themes” on Criterion’s website
-x- Scary Movies, The Blob
-x- Amour Fou, Something Wild
-x- War Films, Night Train to Munich
-x- Great Soundtracks, The Big Chill
-x- New York Stories, All That Jazz

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here –
-x- "Out There" By Phillip Lopate, Tiny Furniture
-x- "Wild at Heart" By Matt Zoller Seitz, Easy Rider
-x- “It’s Alive” By Ed Park, Rosemary’s Baby
-x- "These Are Your Parents" By Lena Dunham, The Big Chill
-x- "One Love, Two Oppressions" By Chris Fujiwara, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Watch 5 Criterion supplemental interviews.
-x- Lena Dunham interview with Nora Ephron, Tiny Furniture
-x- Interviews from 2003 with actor Brigitte Mira and editor Thea Eymèsz, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
-x- Interview with writer-director Baumbach, Kicking and Screaming
-x- Mental Saboteur, a new interview with actor Michael Ironside, Scanners
-x- interview with Laurence Senelick, La Cage aux Folles

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers
-x- First Trailer Title, The Blob
-x- Second Trailer Title, Diabolique
-x- Third Trailer Title, Sólo con tu pareja
-x- Fourth Trailer Title, Masculin féminin
-x- Fifth Trailer Title, Hopscotch

-x- Watch a film with commentary – La Dolce Vita
-x- Watch a supplemental short film – "Conrad and Butler in “Conrad and Butler Take a Vacation,” Kicking and Screaming
-x- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. - Tiny Furniture
--- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set/Top Ten List -
--- Listen to a Criterion/Eclipse film soundtrack -

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1. Marketa Lazarova (1967)*
All extras
2. Red River (1948)*
All extras, including reading the novel.
3. The Hidden Fortress (1958)
All extras
4. Throne of Blood (1957)
All extras
5. The Third Man (1949)
All extras
6. Persona (1966)
All extras
7. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)*
All extras, including reading the novel.
8. Hara Kiri (1962)*
All extras
9. Solaris (1972)
All extras
10. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)*

11. The Joke (1969)*

12. Daisies (1966)*

13. Pearls of the Deep (1966)*

14. A Report on the Party and the Guests (1966)*

15. Sisters (1973)*

16. Hausu (1977)
All extras
17. Carnival of Souls (1962)

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Challenge List
Spoiler:
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
--- 1920/1930 - Pygmalion
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 - 1960: Zazie dans le métro
--- 1970 - 1979: All That Jazz
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 - 1999: Topsy-Turvy
--- 2000/2010 -

Watch something from spine number range:
--- 001-050 -
--- 051-100 - 85: Pygmalion
--- 101-150 -
--- 151-200 -
--- 201-250 -
--- 251-300 -
--- 301-350 -
--- 351-400 -
--- 401-450 -
--- 451-500 -
--- 501-550 –
--- 551-600 - 558: Topsy-Turvy, 570: Zazie dans le métro
--- 601-650 -
--- 650-700 - 724: All That Jazz
--- an Eclipse title -
--- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion -

Watch films in at least 5 languages.
--- English: Topsy-Turvy, All That Jazz, Pygmalion
--- French: Zazie dans le métro
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---
---

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here –
---
---
---
---
---

Watch 5 Criterion supplemental interviews.
---
---
---
---
---

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers
---
---
---
---
---

--- Watch a film with commentary –
--- Watch a supplemental short film –
--- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. -
--- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set/Top Ten List -
--- Listen to a Criterion/Eclipse film soundtrack -


Collection from 2014
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Collection from 2013
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Not pictured: The Man Who Fell to Earth BD, Shoah BD, Brief Encounter, La Commare Secca, Autumn Sonata, Hoop Dreams, General Idi Amin Dada

Collection from 2012
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Collection from 2011
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Sixth Annual Criterion Challenge
2013: 26 + Checklist

Goal: Completing Checklist Completed
*denotes First Time Viewing - 23/25 first time watches (92%)
Blue=Blu-ray - 15 films
Black=DVD - 9 films
Red=Streaming - 1 film

August 31 - after dusk
1. The Last Metro (François Truffaut, 1980)* - Spine #462

September 1
2. Au hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966)* - Spine #297
3. All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk, 1955)* - Spine #95

September 3
4. Green for Danger (Sidney Gilliat, 1946)* - Spine #375

September 4
5. The Naked City (Jules Dassin, 1948)* - Spine #380
6. Pickpocket (Robert Bresson, 1959)* - Spine #314

September 6
7. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Pedro Almodóvar, 1990)* - Spine #722
-Watched Trailer
-Documentary: Untied! Reflections on "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!"
-Supplemental Video: "Resistiré" performance footage from premiere
-Interview: Michael Barker
-Conversation from 2003 between Pedro Almodóvar and Antonio Banderas
-Read Booklet

September 7
8. The Thick-Walled Room (Masaki Kobayashi, 1956)* - Part of Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System

September 10
9. The Small Back Room (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 1949)* - Spine #441

September 14
10. Insomnia (Erik Skjoldbjærg, 1997) - Spine #47

September 15
11. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Wes Anderson, 2004)* - Spine #300
-Watched Trailer

September 16
12. Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)* - Spine #501

September 17
13. Love Streams (John Cassavetes, 1984)* - Spine #721
-Interview: Seymour Cassel
-Essay: "A Fitful Flow" - Dennis Lim

September 18
14. I Will Buy You (Masaki Kobayashi, 1956)* - Part of Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System

September 20
15. The Tin Drum (Volker Schlöndorff, 1979)* - Spine #234
-Watched Trailer
-Essay: "Bang the Drum Slowly" - Geoffrey Macnab

September 21
16. Black River (Masaki Kobayashi, 1956)* - Part of Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System

September 22
17. Mystery Train (Jim Jarmusch, 1989)* - Spine #521
-Essay: "Strangers in the Night" - Dennis Lim

September 23
18. The Fisher King (Terry Gilliam, 1991)* - Laserdisc #149

September 24
19. The Phantom Carriage (Victor Sjöström, 1921) - Spine #579
-Watched commentary with film historian Casper Tybjerg

September 27
20. The Inheritance (Masaki Kobayashi, 1962)* - Part of Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System

September 28
21. The Hidden Fortress (Akira Kurosawa, 1958)* - Spine #116
-Interview: George Lucas
-Essay: "Three Good Men and a Princess" - Catherine Russell

September 29
22. A Brief History of Time (Errol Morris, 1991)* - Spine #699
-Interview: Errol Morris
-Interview: John Bailey

23. The Forgiveness of Blood (Joshua Marston, 2011)* - Spine #628
-Watched Trailer
-Essay: "How Things Work" - Oscar Moralde

Supplements from Eating Raoul Disc
-Watched Trailer
-Watched Short Film: "Naughty Nurse" (1969)

September 30
24. Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch, 1932)* - Spine #170

25. Scanners (David Cronenberg, 1981)* - Spine #712

Checklist
Spoiler:
Feature Presentation
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
-x- 1920 - The Phantom Carriage (1921)
-x- 1930 - Trouble in Paradise (1932)
-x- 1940 - Green for Danger (1946)
-x- 1950 - All That Heaven Allows (1955)
-x- 1960 - Au hasard Balthazar (1966)
-x- 1970 - The Tin Drum (1979)
-x- 1980 - Paris, Texas (1984)
-x- 1990 - Insomnia (1997)
-x- 2000/2010 - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

Watch something from spine number range:
-x- 001-050 - Insomnia (47)
-x- 051-100 - All That Heaven Allows (95)
-x- 101-150 - The Hidden Fortress (116)
-x- 151-200 - Trouble in Paradise (170)
-x- 201-250 - The Tin Drum (234)
-x- 251-300 - Au hasard Balthazar (297)
-x- 301-350 - Pickpocket (314)
-x- 351-400 - Green for Danger (375)
-x- 401-450 - The Small Back Room (441)
-x- 451-500 - The Last Metro (462)
-x- 501-550 – Paris, Texas (501)
-x- 551-600 - The Phantom Carriage (579)
-x- 601-650 - The Forgiveness of Blood (628)
-x- 650-700 - A Brief History of Time (699)
-x- 701-750 - Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (722)
-x- an Eclipse title - The Thick-Walled Room (Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System)
-x- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion - The Fisher King (Laserdisc #149)

Watch films in at least 5 languages.
-x- French - The Last Metro
-x- Spanish - Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
-x- Norwegian/Swedish - Insomnia
-x- German - The Tin Drum
-x- Japanese - The Hidden Fortress

Watch 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section (Each title must be unique. For example, Pierrot Le Fou could NOT count for Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Luc Godard, and Anna Karina, just one)
-x- Catherine Deneuve - The Last Metro
-x- Robert Bresson - Au hasard Balthazar
-x- Ennio Morricone - Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
-x- Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger - The Small Back Room
-x- Wes Anderson - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Watch a film from 5 different “themes” on Criterion’s website
-x- Faith on Film - Au hasard Balthazar
-x- Blue Christmases - All That Heaven Allows
-x- Noir and Neonoir - The Naked City
-x- Road Trips - Paris, Texas
-x- Growing Pains - The Tin Drum

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here –
-x- A Fitful Flow (Love Streams)
-x- Bang the Drum Loudly (The Tin Drum)
-x- Strangers in the Night (Mystery Train)
-x- Three Good Men and a Princess (The Hidden Fortress)
-x- How Things Work (The Forgiveness of Blood)

Watch 5 Criterion supplemental interviews.
-x- Michael Barker (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!)
-x- Seymour Cassel (Love Streams)
-x- George Lucas (The Hidden Fortress)
-x- Errol Morris (A Brief History of Time)
-x- John Bailey (A Brief History of Time)

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers
-x- Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
-x- The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
-x- The Tin Drum
-x- The Forgiveness of Blood
-x- Eating Raoul


-x- Watch a film with commentary – The Phantom Carriage
-x- Watch a supplemental short film – Naughty Nurse - from Eating Raoul disc
-x- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. - Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
-x- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set/Top Ten List - Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System
--- Listen to a Criterion/Eclipse film soundtrack (Optional) -

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Thought I'd already plonked my name in... better late than never!


August 31st

001 {CC700} The Fantastic Mr. Fox (N-CC-D)
002 {CC061|LD353} The Life of Brian (CC-D)
--- Deleted Scenes (5)
--- Theatrical Trailer
--- British Radio Ads (4)
-x- The Pythons Documentary

September 1st
003 {CC176} The Killers (1946) (CC-D)
--- Video interview with writer Stuart M. Kaminsky (Don Siegel: Director)
--- Robert Siodmak Trailers
004 {CC176} The Killers (1964) (CC-D)

September 2nd
005 {LD093} Annie Hall (AIV)
006 {LD059} The Wizard of Oz (N-CC-B)
007 {LD008} Invasion of the Body Snatchers (AIV)

September 3rd
008 {Hulu} The Scarlet Pimpernel (AIV)
009 {Hulu} The Divorce of Lady X (AIV)

September 4th
010 {CC341} A Canterbury Tale (1944) (AIV)
011 {CC007|LD250} A Night to Remember (1958) (CC-D)
--- Theatrical Trailer
012 {CC158|LD265} The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) (CC-D, Library)
--- Theatrical Trailer
013 {LD325} Trainspotting (AIV)
014 {CC65} Rushmore (1998) (CC-D)
-x- The Making of 'Rushmore'
-x- The Charlie Rose Show featuring Wes Anderson and Bill Murray
--- Theatrical Trailer
--- Audition: Jason Schwartzman
--- Audition: Sara Tanaka
--- 1999 MTV Music Awards Shorts

September 5th
015 {CC103} The Lady Eve (CC-D)
016 {LD350} Sling Blade (AIV)

September 6th
017 Singin' in the Rain (N-CC-D)
018 Pulp Fiction (AIV)

September 7th
019 In Which We Serve (AIV)
020 The Friends of Eddie Coyle (AIV)

September 8th
021 {CC120|LD340} How to Get Ahead in Advertising (CC-D)
022 Unfaithfully Yours (CC-D)
--- "Be Vulgar, by all means!" (Introduction by) Terry Jones on Preston Sturges
023 David Holzman's Diary (AIV)

September 9th
+1+ Two in the Wave (AIV)
024 The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (AIV)
025 This is Spinal Tap (AIV)

September 10th
026 Broadcast News (AIV)

September 11th
027 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (CC-D)
--- Deleted Scenes
--- Starz on Set
028 The House of Games (AIV)
029 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (CC-D)

September 12th
030 Lola (Demy) (CC-B)
--- Les Horizons Morts
031 Chasing Amy (AIV)
032 Make Way for Tomorrow (CC-D)
--- Tomorrow, Yesterday, and Today (Peter Bogdanovich on Leo McCarey & MWFT)
--- Gary Giddins

September 13th
033 Q Planes (AIV)

September 14th
034 Night Train to Munich (CC-D)
035 People on Sunday: A Film Without Actors (CC-D)
(with Mont Alto Orchestra score)
--- Weekend am Wannsee (2000)

September 15th
036 Design For Living (CC-D)

September 16th
037 Being John Malkovich (CC-D)
038 The English Patient (AIV)

September 17th
-x- Bulldog Jack (AIV)
039 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (N-CC-D:CE)
040 Bulldog Drummond's Revenge (Internet Archive)
041 The Game (CC-D)

September 18th
042 Following (CC-D)
--- Doodlebug
--- Christopher Nolan
043 The Man Who Knew Too Much (CC-D)
--- Hitchcock and Truffaut
044 The Princess Bride (N-CC-D)
045 Bulldog Drummond Escapes (Internet Archive)
046 Repo Man (CC-D)
--- The Missing Scenes

September 19th
047 To Be or Not To Be (CC-D)
048 I Married a Witch (CC-D)
049 Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (Internet Archive)
050 Bulldog Drummond's Peril (Internet Archive)

September 20th
051 Ghostbusters (N-CC-D)
052 The Last Laugh (AIV)

September 21st
053 Bulldog Drummond in Africa (Internet Archive)
054 Arrest Bulldog Drummond (Hulu+)
NFC The Spy (Hulu+)

September 22
055 The Machine That Kills Bad People (Hulu+)
056 The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel (Hulu+)
057 The Squeaker (Hulu+)
058 Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police (Hulu+)
059 Bulldog Drummond's Bride (Hulu+)
060 Foreign Correspondant (CC-D)

September 23rd
061 Three Cases of Murder (Hulu+)

September 24th
062 Bulldog Drummond at Bay (Hulu+)
063 The Return of Bulldog Drummond (Hulu+)

September 25th
064 The Man Who Could Work Miracles (Hulu+)
065 Werner Herzog Eats His Show (Hulu+)
066 The Woman in Question (Hulu+)
067 The Browning Version (Hulu+)
068 Jascha Heifetz Master Class Series: Volume 1 (Hulu+)
069 Jascha Heifetz Master Class Series: Volume 2 (Hulu+)

September 26th
070 Scanners (Hulu+)
071 The Most Dangerous Game (Hulu+)
072 Fishing With John, Episode 1 (Hulu+)
073 M (Hulu+)
074 The Love Goddesses (Hulu+)
075 Arsenic and Old Lace (N-CC-D Library)

September 27th
076 Fire Over England (Hulu+)
077 Billy Blazes, Esq. (Hulu+)
078 Ask Father (Hulu+)
079 Get Out and Get Under (Hulu+)
080 Never Weaken (Hulu+)
081 Over the Moon (Hulu+)

September 28th
082 Wedding Rehearsal (Hulu+)
083 Men Are Not Gods (Hulu+)
084 21 Days (Hulu+)
085 His Royal Slyness (Hulu+)
086 Surface Tensions [Hollis Frampton] (Hulu+)

September 29th
087 The Ghost Goes West (Hulu+)
088 The Lion Has Wings (Hulu+)
089 Forget Me Not (Hulu+)
090 An Ideal Husband (Hulu+)
091 Jascha Heifetz Master Class Series: Volume 3 (Hulu+)
092 Jascha Heifetz Master Class Series: Volume 4 (Hulu+)

September 30th
093 Jascha Heifetz Master Class Series: Volume 5 (Hulu+)
094 The Challenge (Hulu+)
095 Fiend Without a Face (Hulu+)
096 The Blob (Hulu+)



COLLECTION: c.172
LIBRARY: c.10
AMAZON: c.20

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Undeadcow's 2014 "Criterion Collection" Challenge
[...because I thought I got a deal on these things I have too many]


August 31

1. Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

September 1
2. Bigger Than Life

September 2
3. Fantastic Mr Fox

September 3
3. Something Wild

September 4
4. Chasing Amy

September 6
5. Harold and Maude

September 7
6. The Life Acquatic With Steve Zissou

Checklist:
Spoiler:
Feature Presentation
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
--- 1920 - (insert film title here)
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
-X- 1980 - Something Wild
-X- 1990 - Chasing Amy
-X- 2000/2010 - Fantastic Mr Fox

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 -
--- 501-550 –
--- 551-600 -
--- 601-650 -
--- 650-700 -
--- 701-750 -
--- an Eclipse title -
--- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion (Hint: Check DVD Spine# here for some eligible titles or Unreleased material on Hulu here (Thanks, ntnon!)) -

Watch films in at least 5 languages.
--- First language,
--- Second language,
--- Third language,
--- Fourth language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Fifth language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section (Each title must be unique. For example, Pierrot Le Fou could NOT count for Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Luc Godard, and Anna Karina, just one)
--- First Person
--- Second Person
--- Third Person
--- Fourth Person, (insert title)
--- Fifth Person, (insert title)

Watch a film from 5 different “themes” on Criterion’s website
-X- Comedies, (Something wild)
--- Samurai Cinema, ()
--- Cult Movies, ()
--- Fourth Theme name, (insert title)
--- Fifth Theme name, (insert title)

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here –
--- First Essay title
--- Second Essay title
--- Third Essay title
--- Fourth Essay title, (title of film)
--- Fifth Essay title, (title of film)

Watch 5 Criterion supplemental interviews.
--- First Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Second Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Third Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fourth Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fifth Interview Name, (insert film title)

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers
--- First Trailer Title
--- Second Trailer Title
--- Third Trailer Title
--- Fourth Trailer Title
--- Fifth Trailer Title

--- Watch a film with commentary –
--- Watch a supplemental short film –
--- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. -
--- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set/Top Ten List -
--- Listen to a Criterion/Eclipse film soundtrack -

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August 31

1. The Great Beauty (2013) (Spine 702)

September 1

2.Babette's Feast (1987) Spine 665

September 2
3. Videodrome (1983) Spine 248

September 4
4)Godzilla (1954) Spine 594

September 6
5.The Lady Vanishes (1938) Spine 3

September 12
6.The Ice Storm (1997) Spine 426
--Documentary featuring interviews with actors Joan Allen, Kevin Kline, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Sigourney Weaver, and Elijah Wood

September 13
7.Le Samourai (1967) Spine 306
8.Diva (1981)

September 16
9.Ace in the Hole (1951) Spine 396

September 24
10.The Game (1997) Spine 627

September 25
11.Rushmore (1998) Spine 65

September 26
12.Straw Dogs (1971) #182
13.Notorious (1946) #137
Checklist
Spoiler:

Feature Presentation
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
--- 1920 - (insert film title here)
-X- 1930 -The Lady Vanishes (1938)
-X- 1940 -Notorious (1946)
-X- 1950 -Godzilla (1954)
-X- 1960 -Le Samourai (1967)
-X- 1970 -Straw Dogs (1971)
-X- 1980 -Videodrome (1983)
-X- 1990 -The Ice Storm (1997)
-X- 2000/2010 -The Great Beauty (2013)

Watch something from spine number range:
-X- 001-050 -The Lady Vanishes (#3)
-X- 051-100 -Rushmore #65
-X- 101-150 -Notorious #137
-X- 151-200 -Straw Dogs (182)
-X- 201-250 -Videodrome (248)
--- 251-300 -
-X- 301-350 -Le Samourai (306)
-X- 351-400 -Ace in the Hole (396)
-X- 401-450 -The Ice Storm (426)
--- 451-500 -
--- 501-550 –
-X- 551-600 -Godzilla (#594)
-X- 601-650 -The Game #627
-X- 650-700 -Babette's Feast (665)
-X- 701-750 -The Great Beauty (702)
--- an Eclipse title -
-X- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion (Hint: Check DVD Spine# here for some eligible titles or Unreleased material on Hulu here (Thanks, ntnon!)) -Diva

Watch films in at least 5 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 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section (Each title must be unique. For example, Pierrot Le Fou could NOT count for Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Luc Godard, and Anna Karina, just one)
-XWes Anderson, (Rushmore)
-XJean-Pierre Melville (Le Samourai)
--- Third Person, (insert title)
--- Fourth Person, (insert title)
--- Fifth Person, (insert title)

Watch a film from 5 different “themes” on Criterion’s website
-X Cult Movies (Videodrome)
-X- Oscar Winners (the Great Beauty)
-X-Noir and Neonoir (The Game)
-X- Suspense (The Lady Vanishes)
-X- America, America (Blow Out)

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here –
--- First Essay title, (title of film)
--- 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.
--- First Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Second Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Third Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fourth Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fifth Interview Name, (insert film title)

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers
--- First Trailer Title
--- Second Trailer Title
--- Third Trailer Title
--- Fourth Trailer Title
--- Fifth Trailer Title

--- Watch a film with commentary –
--- Watch a supplemental short film –
--- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. -
--- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set/Top Ten List -
--- Listen to a Criterion/Eclipse film soundtrack -

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Re: 6th Annual Criterion Challenge - List Thread

September 1:
1. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
September 2:
2. Yojimbo
September 4:
3. Sanjuro
4. Time Bandits
September 6:
5. Juliet of the Spirits
September 7:
6. A Hard Day's Night
7. Night Train to Munich
September 10:
8. The 400 Blows
9. Antoine and Collette
September 11:
10. Stolen Kisses
September 12:
11. Bed and Board
September 13:
12. Love on the Run
September 14:
13. To Be or Not to Be
September 18:
14. The Lower Depths (1936)
September 19:
15. The Lower Depths (1957)
September 20:
16. Anatomy of a Murder
17. My Own Private Idaho
September 23:
18. Naked Lunch
September 25:
19. Blackmail
September 26
20. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
September 27
21. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
22. Che Part One
September 28
23. Che Part Two

Spoiler:
Feature Presentation
Watch one film from every decade covered by Criterion.
-X- 1920 - Blackmail
-X- 1930 - The Lower Depths
-X- 1940 - Night Train to Munich
-X- 1950 - The 400 Blows
-X- 1960 - Yojimbo
-X- 1970 - The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
-X- 1980 - Time Bandits
-X- 1990 - Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
-X- 2000/2010 - Che

Watch something from spine number range:
-X- 001-050 -Time Bandits (37)
-X- 051-100 - Yojimbo (51)
-X- 101-150 - Withnail and I (119)
-X- 151-200 - The Adventures of Antoine Doinel (185)
-X- 201-250 - The Lower Depths (239)
-X- 251-300 - My Own Private Idaho (277)
--- 301-350 -
--- 351-400 -
--- 401-450 -
-X- 451-500 - Che (496)
-X- 501-550 – Night Train to Munich (523)
-X- 551-600 - Anatomy of a Murder (600)
-X- 601-650 - To Be or Not to Be (670)
--- 650-700 -
-X- 701-750 - Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (722)
--- an Eclipse title -
-X- Watch a title not released on DVD by Criterion (Hint: Check DVD Spine# here for some eligible titles or Unreleased material on Hulu here (Thanks, ntnon!)) - Blackmail

Watch films in at least 5 languages.
-X- First language, (Spanish), (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!).
-X- Second language, (Japanese), (Yojimbo).
-X- Third language, (English), (Time Bandits).
-X- Fourth language, (Italian), (Juliet of the Spirits).
-X- Fifth language, (French), (The 400 Blows).

Watch 5 films from different people in Criterion's Explore People section (Each title must be unique. For example, Pierrot Le Fou could NOT count for Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Luc Godard, and Anna Karina, just one)
-X- Ennio Morricone, (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!)
-X- Toshiro Mifune, (Yojimbo)
-X- Tatsuya Nakadai, (Sanjuro)
-X- Francois Truffaut, (The 400 Blows)
-X- Ernst Lubitsch, (To Be or Not to Be)

Watch a film from 5 different “themes” on Criterion’s website
-X- Comedies, (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!)
-X- Samurai Cinema, (Yojimbo)
-X- Cult Movies, (Time Bandits)
-X- Technicolor, (Juliet of the Spirits)
-X- First Films, (The 400 Blows)

Special Edition Features
Read 5 essays from the Criterion booklets and/or listed here –
-X- West Meets East, (Yojimbo)
-X- Return of the Ronin, (Sanjuro)
-X- Time Bandits, (Time Bandits)
-X- Night Train to Munich: A Last Laugh, (Night Train to Munich)
-X- Juliet of the Spirits, (Juliet of the Spirits)

Watch 5 Criterion supplemental interviews.
--- First Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Second Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Third Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fourth Interview Name, (insert film title)
--- Fifth Interview Name, (insert film title)

Watch 5 Criterion Theatrical Trailers
-X- Time Bandits
-X- Anatomy of a Murder
-X- Naked Lunch
--- Fourth Trailer Title
--- Fifth Trailer Title

--- Watch a film with commentary –
-X- Watch a supplemental short film – The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film
--- Watch a Criterion disc completely. Every part of it. -
-X- Watch an entire Criterion Collector's Set/Eclipse Box Set/Top Ten List -The Adventures of Antoine Doinel
-X- Listen to a Criterion/Eclipse film soundtrack - This is Spinal Tap

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