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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #60 on: April 26, 2012, 05:10:42 PM »
I am certainly planning on watching Bridge for the first time quite soon.
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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #61 on: May 08, 2012, 08:46:36 AM »
All my new 1957 discoveries ranked in order of preference. Only the first two cracked my top 10 of 1957.

1. The Cranes are Flying
2. Kanal
3. Funny Face
4. The Tin Star
5. Forty Guns
6. Bitter Victory
7. Love in the Afternoon
8. Nightfall
9. Designing Woman
10. Desk Set
11. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
12. Peyton Place
13. Crime of Passion
14. The Tall T
15. Pal Joey
16. Time Without Pity
17. The Incredible Shrinking Man
18. A Hatful of Rain


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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #62 on: May 08, 2012, 11:24:14 AM »
I plan on watching Bridge on the River Kwai and Sweet Smell of Success before the deadline (both first times) - time is scarce, so I hope I'll manage.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #63 on: May 08, 2012, 12:05:35 PM »
1957 Films with ratings;

A
The Bridge on the River Kwai   
Sweet Smell of Success   
Wild Strawberries   
12 Angry Men   
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?    

B+
Throne of Blood   
Forty Guns   
The Seventh Seal   
Ill Met By Moonlight   
The Cranes Are Flying   
3:10 To Yuma   
Kanal   
Bitter Victory   

B
Paths of Glory   
Nights of Cabiria   
An Affair To Remember   
The Three Faces Of Eve   
Desk Set   

B-
Witness for the Prosecution
Across The Bridge

Haven't revisited, too vague a recollection to rate;
The Incredible Shrinking Man, Gunfight at the OK Corral, The Spirit of St Louis, Heaven Knows Mr Allison, Jailhouse Rock
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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #64 on: May 08, 2012, 12:50:11 PM »
Updated (loose) rankings, Retrospots Discoveries marked with *

The Seventh Seal
The Burglar
Nights of Cabiria
Sweet Smell of Success
Paths of Glory 
Wild Strawberries

The Cranes Are Flying
Kanal
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Incredible Shrinking Man
Plunder Road
Le Notti Bianche
* Ni Liv
* Don Kikhot
* 3:10 to Yuma
Baby Face Nelson
* Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Tokyo Twilight
Witness for the Prosecution
12 Angry Men
Forty Guns
Il Grido

A Face in the Crowd
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter
Funny Face
* The Tall T
* Bitter Victory
The Brothers Rico
* The Tattered Dress
Man on the Tracks
Edge of the City
Nightfall
I Am Waiting

An Affair to Remember
* Appointment with a Shadow
The Mysterians
Throne of Blood
House of Numbers
Night of the Demon
The Tarnished Angels
The Lower Depths
* Chain of Evidence
* The Curse of Frankenstein
Love in the Afternoon
* The Night Runner
Zero Hour!
Crime of Passion
Portland ExposÚ
* Short Cut to Hell
* The Shadow on the Window

* Time Without Pity
Pyaasa
* Teenage Doll
Mother India
The Amazing Colossal Man
The Garment Jungle
* Old Yeller
* 20 Million Miles to Earth
* The Girl in Black Stockings



Shorts:

* Show Biz Bugs
* Go Fly a Kit
What's Opera, Doc?
* Three Little Bops
Les Mistons

* Birds Anonymous
A Chairy Tale
La Cravate
* Greedy for Tweety
* Ali Baba Bunny
A Dancer's World
* Scrambled Aches

* Zoom and Bored
* Boyhood Daze
* Gonzales' Tamales
* Tweety and the Beanstalk



I kind of wish I had done a few revisits (especially Pyaasa and Witness for the Prosecution) but I doubt it would impact my ballot at all.

Also I'd like to do more shorts besides Looney Tunes, but I'd have to make time to put together a priority list and find them and watch them.  Maybe this weekend.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #65 on: June 08, 2012, 10:57:53 AM »
I just realized how sad I am that nobody watched Johnny Tremain. Also, I should update the first post. Nominations might be closed, but I still like this project (and I have a ton of non-nominated films from the year queued up to watch still).

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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 #66 on: June 08, 2012, 10:06:50 PM »
:( Sorry.

I'll watch Johnny Tremain if you watch Gun for a Coward!

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #67 on: June 08, 2012, 10:16:41 PM »
I will watch Gun for a Coward with no strings attached. (I wouldn't feel right being directly responsible for someone else's watching JT, even though it's probably charmingly bad at worst.)

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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 #68 on: June 08, 2012, 10:20:03 PM »
I will watch Gun for a Coward with no strings attached. (I wouldn't feel right being directly responsible for someone else's watching JT, even though it's probably charmingly bad at worst.)

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Your nagging sense of responsibility won't stop me! Disney knows how to bring it sometimes. I'll take my chances :)

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: The Discovery Project
« Reply #69 on: June 17, 2012, 08:55:04 PM »
Johnny Tremain update...

I fast forwarded to the end after 30 minutes just to see if it was going anywhere interesting. It was. Did I want to sit through another 30 minutes to get there? Not really.

The scope of the story is huge, and the tone is all "this is a big moment in history", but I just wasn't transported by any of it. The music didn't get me there, Johnny Tremain certainly didn't get me there, and the battles were limper than last weeks lettuce.

I wish more of it had the coolness of this one frame: