Poll

What HAVEN'T you seen?

12 Angry Men [Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Actor, Supporting Actor, Ensemble Cast, Editing]
4 (1.7%)
The Bridge on the River Kwai [Actor, Supporting Actor, Score, Cinematography]
6 (2.6%)
A Chairy Tale [Short Film]
12 (5.1%)
The Cranes Are Flying [Actress, Non-English Language Film, Editing, Cinematography]
11 (4.7%)
The Enemy Below [Supporting Actor]
17 (7.3%)
A Face in the Crowd [Original Screenplay, Actress]
11 (4.7%)
Forty Guns [Actress, Line]
12 (5.1%)
Funny Face [Actress, Supporting Actress, Editing, Score, Art Direction]
9 (3.8%)
Kanal [Supporting Actress]
13 (5.6%)
Le Notti Bianche [Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction]
14 (6%)
Let's All Go to the Lobby [Short Film]
7 (3%)
N.Y., N.Y.  [Short Film]
14 (6%)
Nights of Cabiria [Actress]
11 (4.7%)
The Pajama Game [Supporting Actress]
13 (5.6%)
Paths of Glory [Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Actor, Ensemble Cast, Editing, Art Direction]
5 (2.1%)
Pyaasa [Director, Original Screenplay, Non-English Language Film, Score]
14 (6%)
The Seventh Seal [Original Screenplay, Supporting Actor, Ensemble Cast, Non-English Language Film, Cinematography, Art Direction]
5 (2.1%)
Silk Stockings [Line]
19 (8.1%)
Sweet Smell of Success [Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Actor, Supporting Actor, Ensemble Cast, Score, Cinematography, Line]
6 (2.6%)
Three Little Bops [Short Film]
8 (3.4%)
Throne of Blood [Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Supporting Actress, Non-English Language Film, Editing, Score, Cinematography, Art Direction]
4 (1.7%)
What's Opera, Doc? [Original Screenplay, Short Film]
5 (2.1%)
Wild Strawberries [Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Actor, Non-English Language Film]
4 (1.7%)
Witness for the Prosecution [Supporting Actress, Ensemble Cast, Line]
6 (2.6%)
Seen them all.
4 (1.7%)

Total Members Voted: 24

Author Topic: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist  (Read 2492 times)

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2012, 12:02:41 AM »
All of them.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2012, 01:56:37 AM »
Haven't seen:
A Chairy Tale
The Cranes Are Flying
The Enemy Below
Le Notti Bianche
N.Y., N.Y.
Nights of Cabiria
The Pajama Game
Pyaasa
Silk Stockings
Witness for the Prosecution

I suppose I'll knock out the shorts I haven't seen since those will be quick watches.

Priorities: Cranes, Le Notti, Nights, Pyaasa, Witness
Would like to revisit: Bridge, Face in the Crowd, Seventh Seal. For sure will rewatch Strawberries because it's in my top 100 and it's re-evaluation time.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2012, 06:14:32 AM »
There will be some rewatches. Definitely What's Opera Doc and Sweet Smell. Maybe Wild Strawberries and Cranes. Definitely not Pyaasa.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2012, 03:49:15 PM by 1SO »

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2012, 06:50:00 AM »
What's your reason on the last one?
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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2012, 07:39:26 AM »
Watched Pyaasa during the Discovery Project. Except for some story developments in the back half I found it exceedingly uninteresting. Uninspired filmmaking with performances no better than slightly above average. Hated all but one of the songs. Didn't post a review because I know this is the unpopular opinion and I can't mount a proper intellectual counter-argument, only my emotional response.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2012, 03:49:46 PM by 1SO »

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2012, 09:55:57 AM »
Sounds like a perfect film to rewatch.
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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2012, 11:00:12 AM »
Except for some story developments in the back half I found it exceedingly uninteresting. Uninspired filmmaking with performances no better than slightly above average. Hated all but one of the songs. Didn't post a review because I know this is the unpopular opinion and I can't mount a proper intellectual counter-argument, only my emotional response.
Switch songs for battles and you have my feelings on Throne of Blood. I might try to rewatch Throne of Blood, unlike my other two unpopular opinions for the year I don't really have memorable reasons for disliking it, just apathy.

Haven't seen: The Enemy Below, The Pajama Game, Silk Stockings. Maybe I'll get to them, probably not all three.

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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2012, 11:30:48 AM »
Silk Stocking is easily the least important, especially considering the category and competition. The other 2 are good, fun movies. The nominations are incidental to the fact that they are the opposite of difficult to sit through and enjoy.


Another reason for not watching Pyaasa is that none of the reviews or articles I read made me rethink my own reaction. So there's nothing new to look for with a rewatch. It'll only reinforce my disappointment.
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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2012, 11:38:50 AM »
Well, if nothing else you might learn how the title is spelled.  ;)
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Re: Retro Filmspots 1957: Nominated Films Checklist
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2012, 12:10:09 PM »
Well, if nothing else you might learn how the title is spelled.  ;)
Typing प्यासा is kind of hard.