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Dave's Unseen Big Ones
« on: October 26, 2020, 07:38:23 AM »
So ET is inspiring me. There are some big films that I have not seen so it is time to spend a few months marathoning them. I am determining the big films I have not seen based on the number of official top lists the film is on at iCheckMovies. So This marathon is for all those films with 20 or more toplists that I have not seen. Some will be hard to track down, but I will see what streaming services I can find. I will not be watching them in any particular order or at any particular time, but I am hoping to have made good headway by the end of the year.

Some stats:

Number of films: 54
Total Time: 5 days 1 minute

Films still to see   52   Total time still to see   4 days 20:29:00   
Films watched   2   Total time watched   0 days 03:32:00   

The list of unseen films:

Schindler's List (32 top lists)
Andrei Rublev (29 top lists)
Bonnie and Clyde (29 top lists)
The Godfather Part 2 (29 top lists)
The Grand Illusion (29 top lists)
On the Waterfront (29 top lists)
In the Mood for Love (28 top lists)
The Battle of Algiers (27 top lists)
Breathless (27 top lists)
The 400 Blows (27 top lists)
Saving Private Ryan (27 top lists)
The Best Years of Our Lives (26 top lists)
Come and See (25 top lists)
Persona (25 top lists)
Se7en (25 top lists)
Tokyo Story (25 top lists)
Beauty and the Beast (1946) (24 top lists)
The Deer Hunter (24 top lists)
A Matter of Life and Death (24 top lists)
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (23 top lists)
L'Avventura (23 top lists)
Ugetsu (23 top lists)
Amadeus (22 top lists)
Fanny and Alexander (22 top lists)
The Grapes of Wrath (22 top lists)
Ikiru (22 top lists)
Napoleon (22 top lists)
Rome, Open City (22 top lists)
Wild Strawberries (22 top lists)
To Be or Not To Be (22 top lists)
Viridiana (22 top lists)
The Birth of the Nation (21 top lists)
Dog Day Afternoon (21 top lists)
Last Year at Marienbad (21 top lists)
L'Atalante (21 top lists)
Belle de Jour (20 top lists)
The Big Sleep (20 top lists)
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (20 top lists)
La Dolce Vita (20 top lists)
The Spirit of the Beehive (20 top lists)
Children of Paradise (20 top lists)
Greed (20 top lists)
Wings of Desire (20 top lists)
Jules and Jim (20 top lists)
Nashville (20 top lists)
Ordet (20 top lists)
Paris, Texas (20 top lists)
Pather Panchali (20 top lists)
Peeping Tom (20 top lists)
The Pianist (20 top lists)
Requiem for a Dream (20 top lists)
Rosemary's Baby (20 top lists)

Seen (Ranked):

Notorious - 22 Lists (77)
The Rules of the Game - 23 Lists (72)
« Last Edit: November 10, 2020, 05:18:37 PM by Dave the Necrobumper »


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Re: Dave's Unseen Big Ones
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2020, 06:03:43 PM »
Yes! Slaying some beasts! So much fun. I watched 25 of those for the first time just this year.

For what it's worth:

The Spirit of the Beehive
Fanny & Alexander
Jules & Jim

Requiem for a Dream
Pather Panchali
Tokyo Story
La Dolce Vita
Rosemary's Baby
The Godfather Part 2
Schindler's List
The 400 Blows

Wild Strawberries
Children of Paradise
A Matter Of Life and Death

The Battle of Algiers
Andrei Rublev
The Rules of the Game
The Grand Illusion

In the Mood for Love
Saving Private Ryan

I will say that Requiem for a Dream is on my list of films to give a fresh look. It was a favorite in college and my early career. I don't know if it stands up to time and my changing tastes or not.

Anyway, will be following along! :)

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Re: Dave's Unseen Big Ones
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2020, 07:50:56 AM »
I wrote the review for Sam's movie club so here is the link for my review of Notorious

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Re: Dave's Unseen Big Ones
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2020, 04:45:46 PM »
The Rules of the Game (1939 Jean Renoir)

Watching this I could not help thinking that most of the cast would not survive the next 6 years, yet later when I checked they all did (well the 11 I checked did). This thought distracted me a little for a while. The film is a bit of an Upstairs Downstairs comedy of manors. Although I did not find it particularly funny.

The fluid dynamics of various relationships was the focus of this film, and boy were they fluid. It seemed like everyone had some one on the side, and they were accepting of this to varying degrees. The other bit I noticed while watching was the skimming at the edges of anti-sematic comments by some of the characters.

Overall I liked the film, but it was only ok.

Rating: 72 / 100
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