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1SO vs. All the Directors - Jean Cocteau
« Reply #350 on: April 04, 2018, 09:57:17 PM »
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I feel like he takes himself a little too seriously and thinks far too highly of himself.
But I liked Orpheus and I wish I hadn't waited so long to watch Testament of Orpheus, which I assume is a sequel of some kind. I'm also curious to know what 8 X 8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements is, though I may not be curious enough to actually watch or finish it.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors - Charlie Chaplin
« Reply #351 on: April 05, 2018, 08:37:08 AM »
There is one feature I haven't seen, A Countess From Hong Kong. It's not highly regarded and I don't look to Marlon Brando for laughs. So, I'll be moving on

I know a couple of weirdos who consider this one of the best films of all time!

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #352 on: April 05, 2018, 10:45:34 AM »
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Martin said it:
I feel like he takes himself a little too seriously and thinks far too highly of himself.
But I liked Orpheus and I wish I hadn't waited so long to watch Testament of Orpheus, which I assume is a sequel of some kind. I'm also curious to know what 8 X 8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements is, though I may not be curious enough to actually watch or finish it.

If his movies are anything like his books, he definitely takes himself seriously.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors - Charlie Chaplin
« Reply #353 on: April 05, 2018, 04:52:06 PM »
There is one feature I haven't seen, A Countess From Hong Kong. It's not highly regarded and I don't look to Marlon Brando for laughs. So, I'll be moving on

I know a couple of weirdos who consider this one of the best films of all time!
I don't want to take the bait on this or do anything that may lead to me watching A Countess From Hong Kong, but I'd certainly like to read a positive opinion.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors - George Cukor
« Reply #354 on: April 05, 2018, 11:07:34 PM »
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One of those names where he worked a little here and there on other people's films so you have to keep straight which titles belong completely to him. Clearly a favorite of some big name actresses, he works with the people I love but the acting far surpasses the material, and many times not even that. There are some Winners, but I don't go into a Cuckor film expecting a winner.

Cukor made a lot of films that fall right into my comfort zone, which means I'm ready to watch many titles. Possibilities...
Girls About Town (1931): Kay Francis, Joel McCrea and Eugene Pallette
Two-Faced Woman (1941)
The Marrying Kind (1952)
The Actress (1953): Spencer Tracy, and Jean Simmons
Wild Is the Wind (1957): Anthony Quinn
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #355 on: April 05, 2018, 11:26:08 PM »
I feel like he takes himself a little too seriously and thinks far too highly of himself.

If his movies are anything like his books, he definitely takes himself seriously.

8 X 8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements opens with a scroll as long as Alone in the Dark. It ends with, "This film has been produced by artists. We have made use of the traditional freedom of the artist to follow our inspiration."


At the start of Le Testament d'Orphee, the narrator says, "My film is nothing other than a striptease act, gradually peeling away my body to reveal my naked soul."
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #356 on: April 06, 2018, 03:55:57 AM »
I feel like he takes himself a little too seriously and thinks far too highly of himself.

If his movies are anything like his books, he definitely takes himself seriously.

8 X 8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements opens with a scroll as long as Alone in the Dark. It ends with, "This film has been produced by artists. We have made use of the traditional freedom of the artist to follow our inspiration."


At the start of Le Testament d'Orphee, the narrator says, "My film is nothing other than a striptease act, gradually peeling away my body to reveal my naked soul."
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #357 on: April 06, 2018, 05:41:24 AM »
I have now been shaking my head for 20 minutes.
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1SO vs. All the Directors - Michael Curtiz
« Reply #358 on: April 06, 2018, 07:51:16 PM »
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173 features on IMDB he Directed or co-Directed, many with Warner Bros, where he worked on over 50 films during the 1930s. That's why I've probably seen so many. With such a large number, it's little surprise that I like 20 of them, even if that's less than half of what I've seen.

I'm not going to do a list with Michael Curtiz. I'm going to start in 1930 and look at each film's plot and cast to decide if I'm interested. I'm also planning to rewatch some films, in particular Mildred Pierce and The Breaking Point.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #359 on: April 06, 2018, 11:39:31 PM »
So, I lied. Here is my tentative list for Michael Curtiz.

The Cabin in the Cotton (1932)
Female (1933)
Little Big Shot (1935)
Stolen Holiday (1937)
Daughters Courageous (1939)
Four Wives (1939)
This is the Army (1943)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949)
The Breaking Point (1950)
Ill See You in My Dreams (1951)
The Story of Will Rogers (1952)
The Hangman (1959)
The Man in the Net (1959)
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