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Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« on: March 21, 2012, 05:02:34 PM »
I want to track how many films from 1957 that we, collectively, watch for the first time as a result of the Retro Filmspots.

I culled the list of titles below from the various watchlists that have been posted so far plus any films from IMDb with at least 100 votes and a user rating of at least 7.0.

As reviews get posted in the Retro Filmspots review thread, I'll update the list to mark those films as seen (and link to the reviews).

Let me know, too, if there are any titles you'd like to see added to this collective watchlist. The count is currently at 184. I think it'd be amazing if at least 100 of these get watched by someone here before the nomination ballots are due (May 13).

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FilmIMDb (Votes)               Review
12 Angry Men8.9 (178,929)roujin
20 Million Miles to Earth6.3 (2,487)1SO
The 27th Day6.0 (450)smirnoff
3:10 to Yuma7.7 (7,684)flieger
Across the Bridge7.2 (237)verbALs
Adebar [Short]5.1 (202)
An Affair to Remember7.3 (11,836)oldkid
Albert Schweitzer6.8 (24)Bondo
Ali Baba Bunny [Short]7.7 (725)oldkid
The Amazing Colossal Man4.0 (1,271)
And Quiet Flows the Don7.3 (327)
Appointment with a Shadow6.4 (19)MartinTeller
April Love5.8 (271)
Baby Face Nelson6.6 (195)flieger
The Bachelor Party6.8 (322)
Band of Angels6.4 (817)flieger
Banka6.7 (13)
Barnacle Bill6.7 (417)
Bedevilled Rabbit [Short]7.4 (185)oldkid
The Big Land6.2 (132)smirnoff
Birds Anonymous [Short]7.7 (327)1SO
Bitter Victory7.0 (681)toro913
Black River7.1 (163)
Boy on a Dolphin5.9 (566)
Boyhood Daze [Short]7.5 (105)Antares
The Bridge on the River Kwai                   8.4 (77,337)
The Brothers Rico6.8 (236)
Bugsy and Mugsy [Short]7.8 (152)Antares
The Burglar6.8 (209)flieger
The Buster Keaton Story5.3 (118)sdedalus
The Candlemaker [Short]6.6 (28)Bondo
Cat's Meow [Short]6.7 (52)Jared
Chain of Evidence7.1 (17)MartinTeller
A Chairy Tale [Short]7.4 (338)Antares
China Gate6.6 (220)flieger
Cinderella7.7 (441)
The Comedian8.2 (112)sdedalus
The Cranes are Flying8.2 (5,365)flieger
Crime of Passion6.4 (536)
The Crucible7.2 (139)
The Curse of Frankenstein7.1 (2,995)flieger
The D.I.7.3 (497)
A Dancer's World6.9 (34)Bondo
Daughter of Dr. Jekyll5.0 (169)
Decision Against Time7.0 (105)
Decision at Sundown6.8 (753)1SO
The Delicate Delinquent6.2 (557)
The Delinquents5.7 (222)Jared
Designing Woman6.8 (1,766)toro913
Desk Set7.2 (3,372)toro913
The Devil Strikes at Night7.5 (377)Emiliana
Don Kikhot7.1 (318)MartinTeller
Don't Go Near the Water6.2 (265)
Doua lozuri7.2 (171)
Ducking the Devil [Short]7.4 (139)PeacefulAnarchy
Edge of the City7.1 (1,093)
El vampiro7.1 (300)
The Enemy Below7.6 (4,124)1SO
A Face in the Crowd8.1 (5,779)sdedalus
A Farewell to Arms6.0 (1,076)
Fathers and Sons6.7 (54)
Fear Strikes Out6.9 (940)
Fire Down Below6.0 (617)pixote
The First Echelon4.9 (22)
Fjols til fjells7.3 (553)
Forty Guns7.1 (1,620)toro913
Funny Face7.0 (8,331)toro913
Fury at Showdown6.7 (79)
Fuzen no tomoshibin/a (n/a)
The Gates of Paris7.0 (212)
The Girl in Black Stockings5.7 (245)MartinTeller
Give and Tyke [Short]6.5 (35)oldkid
Go Fly a Kit [Short]7.3 (96)1SO
The Golden Age of Comedy7.2 (187)
Gonzales' Tamales [Short]7.1 (158)MartinTeller
The Good Soldier Schweik7.4 (394)
Greedy for Tweety [Short]7.4 (122)MartinTeller
Gun for a Coward5.9 (114)smirnoff
Gun Glory5.9 (266)smirnoff
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral7.2 (5,480)smirnoff
Gunsight Ridge6.0 (133)smirnoff
The Halliday Brand6.5 (128)
A Hatful of Rain7.1 (438)
He Who Must Die7.4 (316)
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison7.4 (3,381)toro913
Hell Drivers7.1 (1,106)
Hemo the Magnificent7.8 (154)
Hidden Fear5.8 (45)
Hole in One8.4 (17)
Hooky Spooky [Short]6.4 (8)oldkid
I Am Waiting7.0 (196)pixote
Il Grido7.8 (1,641)
Ill Met by Moonlight6.6 (681)verbALs
The Incredible Shrinking Man7.7 (6,302)toro913
Inn of the Floating Weeds8.3 (9)
Interlude5.7 (162)
Jailhouse Rock6.3 (3,513)Sandy
Jazz Talksn/a (n/a)pixote
Jeanne Eagels6.2 (321)
Jet Pilot5.5 (898)flieger
Johnny Tremain6.6 (600)
The Joker Is Wild7.0 (544)
Kanal7.9 (2,810)toro913
A King in New York7.0 (3,011)flieger
Kisses7.2 (140)roujin
La casa del ángel7.1 (113)
Le Notti Bianche7.9 (2,543)worm@work
Legend of the Lost5.9 (1,099)1SO
Les espions6.9 (341)
Les Girls6.7 (1,165)
Les Mistons [Short]7.3 (1,458)
Let's All Go to the Lobby [Short]6.6 (221)oldkid
The Lonely Man6.2 (206)
Love in the Afternoon7.3 (5,194)toro913
Lovers of Paris6.9 (159)
The Lower Depths7.5 (2,118)Jared
Mambo Girl7.3 (50)
Man of a Thousand Faces7.1 (1,164)1SO
Man on the Tracks7.0 (163)
Maya Bazaar7.1 (231)
Men in War7.4 (826)flieger
Miracles of Thursday7.0 (225)
Mister Cory6.4 (206)
Monkey on My Back6.8 (113)
The Monolith Monsters6.4 (1,004)pixote
Mother India7.4 (1,714)Mx. Bondo
Mucho Mouse [Short]7.0 (155)oldkid
My Gun Is Quick5.8 (161)
N.Y., N.Y. [Short]3.5 (89)Jared
Naya Daur7.3 (216)
Night of the Demon7.7 (4,611)flieger
Night Passage6.6 (1,291)smirnoff
The Night Runner6.0 (24)MartinTeller
Nightfall7.1 (816)toro913
Nights of Cabiria8.2 (15,801)Antares
Nine Lives7.5 (724)MartinTeller
No Down Payment7.0 (267)
No Sun in Venice5.6 (38)
Old Yeller7.3 (4,725)PeacefulAnarchy
On the Bowery7.6 (143)
Once There Was [Short]5.4 (38)oldkid
The One That Got Away7.1 (748)
The Pajama Game6.9 (1,469)oldkid
Pal Joey6.8 (1,997)toro913
Paradise Lagoon6.7 (399)
The Passionate Stranger6.7 (25)Bondo
Paths of Glory8.6 (59,658)Junior
People from an Empty Zone6.8 (15)pixote
Perri7.3 (112)
Peyton Place7.1 (2,438)toro913
Piker's Peak [Short]7.2 (99)oldkid
Plunder Road6.8 (120)1SO
Poor But Beautiful6.9 (177)
Pyaasa7.8 (1,252)sdedalus
Quantez6.6 (73)smirnoff
Quatermass 27.1 (1,232)pixote
Rabbit Romeo [Short]7.2 (142)oldkid
Raintree County6.3 (1,694)
Red Riding Hoodlums [Short]5.4 (22)oldkid
Rio Zona Norte6.8 (90)
The Rising of the Moon6.8 (279)sdedalus
The River's Edge6.3 (343)
Run of the Arrow6.8 (731)flieger
The Sad Sack5.7 (292)
Saint Joan6.3 (405)oldkid
Sayonara7.1 (2,604)pixote
Scat Cats [Short]6.4 (80)oldkid
Scrambled Aches [Short]7.3 (187)MartinTeller
Seven Waves Away7.6 (643)
The Seventh Seal8.4 (53,629)
The Seventh Sin6.0 (96)
The Shadow on the Window6.7 (77)MartinTeller
Short Cut to Hell5.3 (77)MartinTeller
Show Biz Bugs [Short]7.9 (302)MartinTeller
Silk Stockings6.8 (1,649)Sandy
The Singing Ringing Tree7.3 (261)Sandy
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue6.9 (131)MartinTeller
The Snow Queen7.6 (438)Sandy
Sopot 1957n/a (n/a)pixote
Souls in the Moonlight7.8 (20)
The Spirit of St. Louis7.1 (3,362)Jared
Steal Wool [Short]7.5 (143)oldkid
The Story of Anyburg U.S.A. [Short]6.6 (57)oldkid
Story of Pure Love7.0 (6)
The Strange One7.1 (301)
The Sun Also Rises6.3 (967)
Sweet Smell of Success8.2 (11,532)roujin
Tabasco Road [Short]6.7 (138)Jared
The Tall T7.4 (1,562)toro913
Tammy and the Bachelor6.5 (979)
The Tarnished Angels7.3 (1,127)
The Tattered Dress6.8 (112)MartinTeller
Teenage Doll5.5 (111)MartinTeller
The Smallest Show on Earth6.9 (820)Verite
The Three Faces of Eve7.3 (2,767)verbALs
Three Little Bops [Short]7.9 (433)Jared
Throne of Blood8.2 (15,237)1SO
Time Limit7.1 (420)
Time Without Pity6.9 (313)toro913
Times of Joy and Sorrow6.8 (28)
Timid Tabby [Short]7.1 (138)oldkid
The Tin Star7.3 (1,957)Mx. Bondo
Tokyo Twilight8.3 (981)Jared
Tom's Photo Finish [Short]6.9 (126)oldkid
Tops with Pops [Short]5.7 (106)oldkid
The True Story of Jesse James6.3 (470)
The Truth About Mother Goose7.5 (118)oldkid
The Truth About Women6.4 (49)Mx. Bondo
Tweety and the Beanstalk [Short]7.1 (137)MartinTeller
Untamed6.4 (41)
Utah Blaine5.8 (47)smirnoff
What's Opera, Doc? [Short]8.2 (5,773)oldkid
The Wide Blue Road6.9 (338)
Wild Is the Wind6.8 (359)
Wild Strawberries8.4 (29,969)
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?7.1 (1,514)verbALs
The Wings of Eagles6.6 (1,608)
Witness for the Prosecution8.4 (25,129)1SO
The Wrestler and the Clown7.0 (50)
Yellow Crow6.4 (7)
Zero Hour!6.7 (575)sdedalus
Zoom and Bored [Short]7.3 (253)MartinTeller
« Last Edit: April 17, 2012, 11:46:56 PM by pixote »
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2012, 09:48:01 AM »
Anyone looking for some titles to watch, go to youtube and enter '(1957)' then filter it to videos longer than 20 minutes. They have 480p versions of...

12 Angry Men
Mother India (this one is in full 1080p HD)
Nights of Cabiria
Paths of Glory
Peyton Place
The Tin Star
Witness For the Prosecution
Zero Hour

and quite a few lesser known titles.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2012, 12:19:52 PM »
Updated the first post. 8 down, 181 to go!

I'm a third of the way into I Am Waiting, myself.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2012, 12:35:53 PM »
I was feeling pretty good about myself with 30 or so 1957 movies/shorts seen, but this list just made it overwelming.

If May 13 is the deadline, Ill probably add 10-15 movies to what Ive seen before nomination...more if I go crazy with shorts, whcih I will.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2012, 11:12:17 AM »
16 down, 173 to go. A good early pace!

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2012, 01:48:44 PM »
I'm hoping some people review Raoul Walsh's Band of Angels (Clark Gable, Gone With the Wind comparisons).  I've never seen it.
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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2012, 10:10:46 AM »
Over on the reviews thread, I see a lot of discoveries but is there anyone out there who still needs to see the big prestige pics of 1957?
12 Angry Men
Nights of Cabiria
Paths of Glory
The Seventh Seal
Wild Strawberries

I rewatched Witness for the Prosecution and I think someone mentioned watching The Bridge on the River Kwai.

Also, I know a lot of people still need to discover A Face in the Crowd and Kanal, but except for Bondo I've heard no mention of people planning to watch either of these.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2012, 10:37:40 AM »
Kanal, Lower Depths and The Cranes are Flying are the three big foreign films on my watchlist.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2012, 11:33:01 AM »
I still have some of those top contenders to watch.

I hope more people watch A Face in the Crowd-- it is like an early Network, with Andy Griffith as a dark Howard Beale, kinda.
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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2012, 12:32:10 PM »
Over on the reviews thread, I see a lot of discoveries but is there anyone out there who still needs to see the big prestige pics of 1957?
12 Angry Men
Nights of Cabiria
Paths of Glory
The Seventh Seal
Wild Strawberries

I rewatched Witness for the Prosecution and I think someone mentioned watching The Bridge on the River Kwai.

Also, I know a lot of people still need to discover A Face in the Crowd and Kanal, but except for Bondo I've heard no mention of people planning to watch either of these.
I need to see Nights of Cabiria, Paths of Glory, Witness for the Prosecution.  I'd love to check out A Face in the Crowd and Kanal, too.