Author Topic: Retro Filmspots: General Discussion  (Read 9491 times)

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Re: Retro Filmspots: General Discussion
« Reply #200 on: January 18, 2017, 11:54:23 PM »
Open City and Les dames du Bois de Boulogne for Non-English language film (and other categories) absolutely.

Of the others none are essential but 'I Know Where I'm Going!' is probably pretty close. I like some others a lot but they're not absolutely necessary.
My Name Is Julia Ross is on youtube:
so is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn:
Maybe some others as well.

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Re: Retro Filmspots: General Discussion
« Reply #201 on: January 19, 2017, 12:47:11 AM »
Thank you both for your replies.  I'll add to my list!
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Re: Retro Filmspots: General Discussion
« Reply #202 on: January 19, 2017, 09:44:18 AM »
The Clock I think is essential. One of Vincente Minnelli's best films.

And The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail is the least-known great film by Akira Kurosawa.
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Re: Retro Filmspots: General Discussion
« Reply #203 on: January 19, 2017, 10:07:04 AM »
I went through some lists of 1945 movies and these are the ones I can't access online.  Are there films here that are absolutely necessary to view?

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is my favorite of the year, so I'm going to call that essential :)

Among the others, I recommend (in descending order of essential-ness):

Yolanda and the Thief
Cornered
My Name Is Julia Ross
I Know Where I'm Going!
Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne
Conflict

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Re: Retro Filmspots: General Discussion
« Reply #204 on: January 19, 2017, 02:48:43 PM »
Thank you, men.  At least 3 more to add to my list, though I don't know how to see them.  I'll do some research and keep an eye open for when those are available.
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Re: Retro Filmspots: General Discussion
« Reply #205 on: January 21, 2017, 04:04:19 PM »
I watched Rome Open City and it shot to the top of my ranking.  Thanks, roujin!

Also A Tree Grows in Brooklyn which is now a favorite of mine.  While watching, I remembered I had read the book as a young girl.  Thanks, Peaceful Anarchy and MartinTeller!

Looking forward to I Know Where I'm Going!. Plus, I found some 1945 films on youtube by doing a search. 

Can't find a reasonable streaming of The Clock or The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail.

Also unavailable are Yolanda and the Thief, Cornered, I Know Where I'm Going! and Conflict.
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Re: Retro Filmspots: General Discussion
« Reply #206 on: January 23, 2017, 09:04:25 PM »
I would like to thank everyone who told me to watch Ivan the Terrible.  I can't remember when I've had a better watching experience ... seriously.
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Re: Retro Filmspots: General Discussion
« Reply #207 on: February 02, 2017, 01:43:02 PM »
What do we do about the second part of Ivan the Terrible ? Clearly, if we ever do the 1958 filmspots, it wouldn't be eligible there, so... it should be eligible here right ? But should it be as a separate film, or just merged with the first one ? They were meant to be a single film initially I think.

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Re: Retro Filmspots: General Discussion
« Reply #208 on: February 02, 2017, 01:59:55 PM »
What do we do about the second part of Ivan the Terrible ? Clearly, if we ever do the 1958 filmspots, it wouldn't be eligible there, so... it should be eligible here right ? But should it be as a separate film, or just merged with the first one ? They were meant to be a single film initially I think.

They're separate films, intended to be part of a trilogy. Part II would be either part of the 1946 or 1958 Filmspots, so we're okay for now. (I'm pretty sure Part I should be in 1944, but we're trusting IMDb.)

I'm glad nobody's tried to sneak the original cut of The Big Sleep into 1945. ;)

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