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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #320 on: March 10, 2018, 05:20:24 AM »
Sounds like something I would say about a Ken Loach movie.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors - Progress Report
« Reply #321 on: March 11, 2018, 12:20:36 AM »
100 Directors Down seems like a Milestone, but I'm not sure how to mark it since there isn't a set approach to all Directors.

165 Titles. 143 First time viewings.

690 Directors to go, which at this pace has me completing the Marathon around September 2021.
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1SO vs. All the Directors - Edgar Wright
« Reply #322 on: March 11, 2018, 03:03:42 PM »
#101 Edgar Wright Ranked List

One of the Best Directors Working Today, so I'm in line with most.

But maybe I'm not.

Hot Fuzz is masterful and I tend to catch something new every time I watch it. I'm also a big fan of Scott Pilgrim, which I've seen it 4 times front to back plus I've rewatched individual scenes many times. The World's End... starts great, but it reaches a point where I stop liking it and then I like it less as it goes on. Same with Baby Driver, except I reach that point fairly early. I was also underwhelmed by Spaced, which makes me hesitant to see anything else by Wright from this early, but that's all I have to work with.

I'll be looking for A Fistful of Fingers, but also a 48 minute story that I think expanded into Hot Fuzz called Dead Right. I hope these aren't too difficult to find.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #323 on: March 11, 2018, 03:25:06 PM »
Dead Right is not good, and Wright has admitted to as much.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #324 on: March 11, 2018, 03:36:02 PM »
He should be ashamed not to have named it Dead Wright.
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1SO vs. All the Directors - Whit Stillman
« Reply #325 on: March 12, 2018, 10:58:27 AM »
#102 Whit Stillman Ranked List

I think of Stillman as one of those directors who popped up occasionally on the Indie scene in the 90s, forgetting he made a brief return with two films this decade. While I love good writing, his writing is so over-baked it only delights me occasionally.

I've seen his entire brief filmography, so moving on.
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1SO vs. All the Directors - Satyajit Ray
« Reply #326 on: March 12, 2018, 11:06:55 AM »
#103 Satyajit Ray Ranked List

Introduced to me through one of my favorite Marathons, you can chart my journey from hesitancy to confident belief in his greatness.

One day I will re-watch the Apu Trilogy, but I've been wanting to get to this to see what blind spots I can fill in. I'll definitely be watching Days and Nights in the Forest (1970) and The Home and the World (1984), but I have more to consider when I have more time to look.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #327 on: March 12, 2018, 11:31:10 AM »
Obviously, you can look at my rankings to see what I would recommend. I've got Criterion's new release of The Hero sitting at home, but haven't had time to get to it yet.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #328 on: March 12, 2018, 11:56:58 AM »
I was reading your megathread and may possibly add...
The Expedition (1962)
Company Limited (1971)
An Enemy of the People (1989)

I love the plot of Enemy, but your description sounds disappointing. I'm keeping it in my back pocket in case I can't find the other titles.
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1SO vs. All the Directors - Ingmar Bergman
« Reply #329 on: March 16, 2018, 10:07:23 AM »
#104 Ingmar Bergman Ranked List

I came at Bergman the wrong way because of film school, where I was shown Persona and The Seventh Seal and was left intimidated. It's taken me a long time to get over that one-word description, and I still don't see myself binging on his films for days on end. However, I wonder if now that I've seen his major achievements what's left can be called less of a challenge and easier to simply enjoy, like the last of his films I watched, Summer With Monika.

I'm not going to spend this time catching up with Martin on the dozens of titles I still have to watch, the 14 that appear in ICM Lists, or the 13 that rate higher than 7.0 on IMDB. I have selected 3 films to watch because I want to see them.
Summer Interlude (1951)
The Magician (1958)
Face to Face (1976)
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