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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #470 on: December 18, 2018, 11:27:48 PM »
Availability is going to be an issue here, more than usual.


I was only able to get access to Lianna, so I'll have to come back to Sayles later.
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1SO vs. All the Directors - Paul Schrader
« Reply #471 on: December 18, 2018, 11:40:53 PM »
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Never been a fan. Trying to describe his stamp I come up with his frequent attempts to remake Taxi Driver in a different context. (Hardcore, Light Sleeper and First Reformed are Ozu like in their similarity to Taxi Driver.)

As a horror fan, I have interest in Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist, but I want to see the botched Exorcist sequels in a group. That leaves Schrader's film debut Blue Collar (1978) as the one title I'm curious to see.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #472 on: December 19, 2018, 12:02:56 AM »
Yea that's a tough list of films to get excited about.

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors - Paul Schrader
« Reply #473 on: December 19, 2018, 07:46:49 AM »
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Never been a fan. Trying to describe his stamp I come up with his frequent attempts to remake Taxi Driver in a different context. (Hardcore, Light Sleeper and First Reformed are Ozu like in their similarity to Taxi Driver.)

As for First Reformed, I remember various critics citing Bresson's Diary of a Country Priest and Bergman's Winter Light as influences, and sure, they are kinda obvious, but it wasn't until a recent rewatch of the Bergman film that I noticed *how* close First Reformed follows it, beyond mere influence, like the Bresson. I don't remember Taxi Driver well enough to draw parallels.


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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #474 on: December 19, 2018, 11:58:07 AM »
I noticed the influence of all three, but I was most disappointed when Amanda Seyfried appears as this version's Cybil Shepherd. That's when the beats of Taxi Driver started to stick out within the context of Bresson and Bergman.
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1SO vs. All the Directors - Don Siegel
« Reply #475 on: December 19, 2018, 12:03:57 PM »
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I say it right at the top of the post. One of the greatest directors ever, with a major rate of success. Or maybe I've just been watching all the right films. I'm going to be filling in gaps on this one, with a number of obscure titles.
Count the Hours (1953)
Crime in the Streets (1956)
Edge of Eternity (1959)
Hell is for Heroes (1962)
Death of a Gunfighter (1969)
The Black WIndmill (1974)
Telefon (1977)

I also want to give Madigan (1968) another shot since it's the one Siegel movie I don't like, and it's generally regarded as a good one.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #476 on: December 19, 2018, 12:37:26 PM »
Heh, I checked this morning and you only had The Beguiled colored teal.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #477 on: December 19, 2018, 12:41:54 PM »
Before I post I recheck the colors and change most Essential titles to Teal. I also correct the heading, removing “Director’s Best”.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors - Don Siegel
« Reply #478 on: December 19, 2018, 02:19:02 PM »
#168 Don Siegel Ranked List

I say it right at the top of the post. One of the greatest directors ever, with a major rate of success. Or maybe I've just been watching all the right films. I'm going to be filling in gaps on this one, with a number of obscure titles.
Telefon (1977)


I remember seeing this years ago and enjoying it. It is very much a Bronson film, but the plot has a bit more complications than your usual Bronson film.

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors - Don Siegel
« Reply #479 on: December 22, 2018, 11:09:56 PM »
Hell is for Heroes (1962)

This is a rewatch, right? I could have sworn we'd both championed it in the past.

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