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Paul Phoenix's List of Shame
« on: July 01, 2015, 02:23:18 PM »
I've been a film-fan for over 20 years. And yet, there are so many films out there made by great auteurs like Coppola and PTA that I've never watched. Well, it's time to stop that kind of attitude! It's time to finally get through the masterful classics one movie at a time with a marathon!

Beginning with Coppola's "The Conversation"of '74, I'll be watching consecutively the works of renowned auteurs from recent decades that I've never seen before, from Francis Ford Coppola to Paul Thomas Anderson, from Woody Allen to Wes Anderson. I might also rewatch some of the older films that I saw as a kid but was too young to form a judgement (Being John Malkovich by Spike Jonze). This viewing of contemporary works will be my first step into classic cinema, with future marathons preferably including older works, perhaps even 'black-and-white' territory. But since David Lynch and Martin Scorsese are on the list of filmmakers involved in this marathon, their black-and-white films color would perhaps serve as my transition to those kind of films; we'll see.

Here's the list of filmmakers whose works I'll be having a marathon of, starting (in order) with Francis Ford Coppola. Take note that the order might change or shift around depending on my real life schedule and personal interest.

Francis Ford Coppola's Heavy-handed Symbolism
The Godfather
The Conversation
The Godfather: Part II
Apocalypse Now
One From the Heart
The Outsiders
Rumble Fish
The Cotton Club
Captain EO
Peggy Sue Got Married
The Godfather: Part III
Bram Stoker's Dracula

Edgar Wright's Witty Comedies
Shaun of the Dead
Hot Fuzz
The World's End
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Steven Spielberg's Schmaltzy Adventures
Amblin'
Duel (1971)
The Sugarland Express
Jaws
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Raiders of the Lost Ark
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
The Color Purple
Empire of the Sun
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Jurassic Park
Schindler's List
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Saving Private Ryan
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Catch Me If You Can
Munich
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Lincoln
Bridge of Spies

Lars von Trier's Brutal Honesty
Dancer in the Dark
Dogville
Manderlay
Antichrist - Reexamined
Melancholia
Nymphomaniac

Alfred Hitchcock - The Master of Suspense
Rear Window
Vertigo
Psycho
The Birds

Waiting List
4. David Fincher
5. Paul Thomas Anderson
6. Michael Haneke
7. Hayao Miyazaki
8. Wes Anderson
9. Stanley Kubrick
10. Woody Allen
11. The Coen Brothers
12. Martin Scorsese
13. Ridley Scott
14. David Lynch
15. Spike Jonze
16. Terry Gilliam
17. Danny Boyle
18. Gus Van Sant
19. Paul Greengrass
20. Richard Linklater
21. Abbas Kiarostami
« Last Edit: April 03, 2016, 05:14:21 AM by Hermit »
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Re: The Phoenix List of Shame: Director's Edition
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2015, 02:29:25 PM »
You going to watch Jack? Please don't.

Other than that, I think this will be a fruitful marathon for you to undertake. You'll get a bunch of great experiences out of these. Anything you're excited to see as of right now?
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Re: The Phoenix List of Shame: Director's Edition
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2015, 02:42:24 PM »
Kurosawa, Bergman, Truffaut, Melville, Almodovar, Lumet, Pakula, Friedkin, The Coens, Herzog; before nearly all of those directors.
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Re: The Phoenix List of Shame: Director's Edition
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2015, 02:46:24 PM »
Lumet, Pakula, Friedkin

Pretty sure these are all just pseudonyms that Sydney Pollack used over the years.

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Re: The Phoenix List of Shame: Director's Edition
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2015, 02:47:14 PM »
You going to watch Jack? Please don't.

Other than that, I think this will be a fruitful marathon for you to undertake. You'll get a bunch of great experiences out of these. Anything you're excited to see as of right now?
Yeah, I see what you mean. Oh well - every auteur has his worst.

I'm quite excited about Woody Allen and PTA movies the most, to be honest, as I'm interested in what made them so popular as filmmakers. As for being excited about any specific title, however, Apocalypse Now intrigues me the most, more so than any entry from the Godfather trilogy.

Kurosawa, Bergman, Truffaut, Melville, Almodovar, Lumet, Pakula, Friedkin, The Coens, Herzog; before nearly all of those directors.
lol Unfortunately, I've only heard of Kurosawa and the Coens. I guess I'll get to the rest of your suggestions when I'm done with my list. :P

But woo, the Coens! Great suggestion. Almost forgot about them.
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Re: The Phoenix List of Shame: Director's Edition
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2015, 03:10:37 PM »
verbALs has a very liberal understanding of contemporary directors. Here are my suggestions :

Richard Linklater
Michael Haneke
Paul Greengrass (the director's project has made me realize how good he is recently)
Abbas Kiarostami
Edgar Wright
Gus Van Sant

And I am not sure that I would put Scott on that list.

Seems we have some overlap in our blindspots.
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Re: The Phoenix List of Shame: Director's Edition
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2015, 03:21:43 PM »
verbALs has a very liberal understanding of contemporary directors. Here are my suggestions :

Richard Linklater
Michael Haneke
Paul Greengrass (the director's project has made me realize how good he is recently)
Abbas Kiarostami
Edgar Wright
Gus Van Sant

And I am not sure that I would put Scott on that list.

Seems we have some overlap in our blindspots.
Yeah, I only put Scott on that list because I loved Alien and kinda liked Gladiator (and further recognized his talent in Blade Runner).

Added all your suggestions to the list, starting with Edgar Wright and "Good Will Hunting" Van Sant.
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Re: The Phoenix List of Shame: Director's Edition
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2015, 03:48:57 PM »
There are a few top director threads around. This was my last go at a Top 100 Directors List. There are lots of peoples' lists in here. There's a few more contemporary directors buried in there.
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Re: The Phoenix List of Shame: Director's Edition
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2015, 03:51:22 PM »
I'm thinking it's too early for suggestions.  Get through these first... see where it takes you.

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Re: The Phoenix List of Shame: Director's Edition
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2015, 03:52:44 PM »
Get through one of them even. :) They all have a lot of films!

 

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