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Hold On To Your Butts: Junior Watches All the Things
« on: July 28, 2017, 10:55:06 AM »
Like many of you, I'd guess, I own a good number of movies that I haven't actually watched yet. I did a count yesterday and for me, that number lies at around 99, about half of which are Criterion blind-buys. I'm tired of it! So now it's time to watch all of them. I think I finally know myself well enough to not commit to a schedule or an order, but I do have a general goal of watching all of these movies (listed below) in the next year. I will write at least a little review here for each, and then at the end I'll be done.

I'm interested in hearing if any of y'all have favorites in and among these films, as I'll likely prioritize those to some degree. Ok, here's the list:

Criterions

John Cassavetes Box Set
Shadows
Faces
A Woman Under the Influence
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
Opening Night
Jaques Demy Box Set
Lola
Bay of Angels
Donkey Skin
Une chamre en ville
Jaques Tati Box Set
Parade
Trafic
Mon Oncle
Jour de Fete
Apu Trilogy
Pather Panchali
Aparajito
Apur Sansar
Che
Part 1
Part 2
David Lean Directs Noël Coward
In Which We Serve
This Happy Breed
Blithe Spirit
Dekalog
One
Two
Three
Four
Five
Six
Seven
Eight
Nine
Ten
A Short Film About Killing
A Short Film About Love
Lone Wolf and Cub
Sword of Vengeance
Baby Cart at the River Styx
Baby Cart to Hades
Baby Cart in Peril
Baby Cart in the Land of Demons
White Heaven in Hell
Three Colors Trilogy
White
Red
Roberto Rossellini’s War Trilogy
Rome, Open City
Paisan
Germany Year Zero
8 1/2
Barry Lyndon
Beauty and the Beast
Blow-Up
Blow Out
A Brighter Summer Day
Breaker Morant
Breathless
Chimes at Midnight
Close-Up
The Confession
Dreams
The Double Life of Véronique
Gates of Heaven
Godzilla
Hiroshima Mon Amour
I, Daniel Blake
It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
The Last Metro
A Man Escaped
Kwaidan
The Last Temptation of Christ
Make Way for Tomorrow
McCabe and Mrs. Miller
The Magician
Medium Cool
Monsieur Verdoux
Nashville
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Rebecca
Safety Last!
Sanjuro
Le Silence de la Mer
Stalker
Thief
Vampyr
Vernon, Florida
The Wages of Fear
Yojimbo

Universal Monsters Box Set

Frankenstein
The Mummy
The Invisible Man
The Bride of Frankenstein
The Phantom of the Opera
Creature from the Black Lagoon

Spielberg Box Set

The Sugarland Express
1941
Always

Herzog Box Set

Even Dwarves Started Small
Land of Silence and Darkness
Fata Morgana
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
Heart of Glass
Stroszek
Woyzeck
Fitzcaraldo
Ballad of the Little Soldier
Where the Green Ants Dream
Cobra Verde
Lessons of Darkness
Little Dieter Needs to Fly
My Best Fiend

Warner Bros. Box Set

Grand Hotel
Mutiny on the Bounty (35)
Mrs. Miniver
Gigi
Ben-Hur (59)
How the West Was Won
Doctor Zhivago
Cool Hand Luke
Bullitt
Dirty Harry
Chariots of Fire
The Color Purple
The Bodyguard
Million Dollar Baby

The Animatrix
A Star Is Born
Alexander
Forbidden Planet
Halloween II
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
It's Such a Beautiful Day
Lawrence of Arabia
The Lives of Others

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Re: Hold On To Your Butts: Junior Watches All the Things
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2017, 11:51:05 AM »
Wait, you've never watched Lawrence? Consider that your dictation for my month.

Lawrence of Arabia
Trois Couleurs: Rouge

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Trois Couleurs: Blanc
Dirty Harry
The Wages of Fear

The Animatrix
Million Dollar Baby
The Lives of Others

Alexander
Cool Hand Luke
McCabe and Mrs. Miller
Une chambre en ville
Lola

A Woman Under the Influence
8 1/2
Breathless
Ben-Hur


I also like some of the Tatis but I can never distinguish them.

Can I hold on to someone else's butt instead? That is much more fun.

EDIT: Added Lola. It's the Demy movie, right?
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Re: Hold On To Your Butts: Junior Watches All the Things
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2017, 12:03:37 PM »
I was saving Larry for the biggest screen I had access to, which I only just got, so it's high on my list. I'm very excited.
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Re: Hold On To Your Butts: Junior Watches All the Things
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2017, 12:35:05 PM »
I'm most interested to hear your reactions to:

Stalker
Pather Panchali
A Brighter Summer Day
Close-Up
Make Way for Tomorrow
McCabe and Mrs. Miller
Frankenstein (have you seen this one before?)
Fitzcarraldo
Forbidden Planet

Given the new, big screen, I'd say Forbidden Planet demands to be watched first.

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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: Hold On To Your Butts: Junior Watches All the Things
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2017, 12:44:04 PM »
These are all high on my radar as well. I was just reading your new top 100 and got really excited about Forbidden Planet, so I'll try to get to that one soon. I think I have seen Frankenstein before, but I don't really remember it. I'll probably double feature that with Bride, which I certainly haven't seen, and probably during Shocktober to stick with the theme. I also just read Frankenstein a few months back for the first time, so I want to do a little compare and contrast with that.
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Re: Hold On To Your Butts: Junior Watches All the Things
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2017, 01:01:57 PM »
Favs:

Stalker
Hiroshima Mon Amour
Mon Oncle
Pather Panchali
Dekalog
Close-Up

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Re: Hold On To Your Butts: Junior Watches All the Things
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2017, 01:42:31 PM »
Top 100:

A Woman Under the Influence
Pather Panchali
8 1/2
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Stalker


Top 250:

Faces
Aparajito
Lola
Dekalog (10)
Red
Close-Up
Lawrence of Arabia


The rest, roughly ranked:

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
Doctor Zhivago
Mon Oncle
Donkey Skin
Kwaidan
Land of Silence and Darkness
Apur Sansar
Fitzcarraldo
The Last Temptation of Christ
It's Such a Beautiful Day
Make Way for Tomorrow
White
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx
Bay of Angels
Opening Night
Even Dwarves Started Small
The Wages of Fear
Cobra Verde
Lessons of Darkness
Hiroshima Mon Amour
Ballad of the Little Soldier
Safety Last!
Bullitt

Forbidden Planet
Frankenstein
The Lives of Others
Mutiny on the Bounty (35)
Breathless
Cool Hand Luke
Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance
Shadows
The Magician
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
Stroszek
McCabe and Mrs. Miller
Gigi
The Animatrix

Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades
The Bride of Frankenstein
Parade
Little Dieter Needs to Fly
Always
Jour de Fete
Dreams
The Color Purple
My Best Fiend
Million Dollar Baby
Heart of Glass
Chariots of Fire
A Brighter Summer Day
Trafic
Dirty Harry
Une chambre en ville
A Star Is Born
Where the Green Ants Dream
Ben-Hur (59)

Fata Morgana
Chimes at Midnight
Woyzeck
Gates of Heaven


Don't remember well enough:

Creature from the Black Lagoon
The Mummy
The Invisible Man
1941
Halloween II


Haven't seen:

Vernon, Florida
Che
The Sugarland Express
How the West Was Won
The Bodyguard
Alexander
The Phantom of the Opera
Grand Hotel
Mrs. Miniver



I just spent way too much time on this

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Re: Hold On To Your Butts: Junior Watches All the Things
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2017, 02:47:01 PM »
I just spent way too much time on this

Not as much as i will soon be spending! And I'll  be referring back to these posts as I watch and write, so I appreciate your effort!
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Re: Hold On To Your Butts: Junior Watches All the Things
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2017, 09:31:51 PM »
Favorites:

Lone Wolf and Cub (6) - the first 3 films
A Woman Under the Influence
Pather Panchali/Aparajito/Apur Sansar
White
Close-Up
Kwaidan
Make Way for Tomorrow
McCabe and Mrs. Miller
The Wages of Fear
Mrs. Miniver
Dirty Harry
The Animatrix
A Star Is Born - which version?
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Lives of Others

Universal Monsters Box Set - If this is a Shocktober project, I may join you.

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Re: Hold On To Your Butts: Junior Watches All the Things
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2017, 01:39:20 AM »

A Woman Under the Influence-- Two of the greatest performances of all time.
Pather Panchali-- I finally saw it this last year.  Why did I not see this before?
Dekalog (10)-- My favorite TV series of all time.
The Last Temptation of Christ-- Best portrayal of Jesus on film
Safety Last!-- More than just a stunt.  But what a stunt!
Frankenstein-- Probably a nostalgia pick for me.  But it is perfect.
The Invisible Man-- Really scared me as a kid
Always-- Dumb plot with some moments of brilliance and stunning beauty
Mutiny on the Bounty (35)-- One of the films that convinced kid-me that old movies were cool
Doctor Zhivago-- Big screen porn
Cool Hand Luke-- Paul Newman being brilliant in his best character study
Dirty Harry-- Guilty pleasure
Million Dollar Baby-- Watch it so you can sell it to someone else because you'll never want to watch it again.  It's good, but... tough.
The Animatrix-- Watch it twice to replace the two Matrix sequels.
A Star Is Born-- Garland version, I hope.  Yeah, I cried, so what?
Lawrence of Arabia-- WTH?  Why have you not watched this?
The Lives of Others-- I loved this when I saw it.  I need to watch it again.
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