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1SO vs. All the Directors
« on: August 29, 2017, 11:16:41 PM »
You know that sub-board we have for all the Directors where I'm a moderator? That's my next Marathon.

Each of the 778 Directors will be taken on a case-by-case basis, as many films as I care to handle, including possible re-watches. Some directors will take some time while some I can't find a reason to watch any. This is why I'm having trouble finding a standard form to match the content, the kind of question smirnoff might come up with about what I learned from the experience.

The list is in order of each Director's topic number, so the earlier the thread was created, the sooner I will get to that thread. I figure this will group the directors somewhat according to the tastes of those who started the threads.

First up was Alfred Hitchcock, which didn't go well.

Woody Allen was next but I've already seen 32 and couldn't think of a good reason to watch another. (Whatever Works?)

I am currently watching two by Frederico Fellini, The White Sheik (recommended to me) and Il Bidone (want to see for Broderick Crawford). After him is Steven Spielberg, but again 30 films seems very complete.

Along the way I plan to do my duty and make sure the threads are up to date.

I welcome any suggestions about how I can turn this project into a more rewarding activity worth having its own Marathon thread.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2017, 01:35:48 PM by 1SO »

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 04:27:07 AM »
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2017, 07:19:20 AM »
Kind of like this, but a deeper dive. Btw, I like Whatever Works.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2017, 07:28:53 AM »
One key difference is I don't want to impose a set number. Some of these directors I've wanted to do a thorough Marathon, and this is my chance. For some, one will hold me over for a while.

Unlike the last big Marathon, I'm not so much looking for any possibly good films, but any films that will make me sufficiently knowledgeable about each director.

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2017, 08:57:51 AM »
I like Whatever Works too. Had a ball at the cinema, couldn't stop laughing.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2017, 10:00:16 AM »
Unlike the last big Marathon, I'm not so much looking for any possibly good films, but any films that will make me sufficiently knowledgeable about each director.

Sufficient for what?

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2017, 10:21:56 AM »
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2017, 12:41:58 PM »
I want to learn. I want to know why these directors were selected for threads. In some cases I want to take a new shot at unlocking some greatness that has eluded me. (Il Bidone did that for me with Fellini.) Some of them, I had to select "haven't seen any" and I would like to correct that. Others I want to see what they're like when you look past their best work.

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2017, 01:48:12 PM »
This is fun and crazy in a very 1SO way. I'll be paying attention.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2017, 03:24:05 PM »
It wouldn't be the Filmspotting Forum without 1SO diving into a marathon that have the rest of us shivering in fear.  Nice.
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