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1SO vs. All the Directors - Raoul Walsh
« Reply #540 on: June 11, 2019, 12:38:51 PM »
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With a recent run of International filmmakers, I've been wondering when this Marathon would get back around to someone I know well. Looks like I've landed in my cinematic backyard with one of Warner Bros. most prolific directors from the classic Hollywood era. I've seen about a third of his features and I own my 6 favorites. Three of these - They Drive By Night, The Strawberry Blonde and Manpower - came out within a year.

Walsh has made a lot of mistakes. His color photography often looks crude and he's usually terrible when it comes to special effects, even for the time period. It's all come together enough times to where I repeatedly watch those Top 6, some of the best movies starring Cagney, Bogart, Raft and Flynn.

So I'll be here for a few.

LIKELY:
Sadie Thompson (1928)
The Bowery (1933)
Northern Pursuit (1943)
Salty O'Rourke (1945)
Pursued (1947) - REWATCH
Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)
The World in His Arms (1952)

POSSIBLE:
Artists & Models (1937)
Band of Angels (1957)

MAYBE:
Every Night at Eight (1935)
Battle Cry (1955)
The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors - Nicolas Roeg
« Reply #541 on: June 21, 2019, 09:01:04 PM »
Walkabout (1971)
Don't Look Now (1973)
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

KOL and Dave (and anyone else who is interested)...

How do you feel about marking this for the Summer. One a month in June, July and August?

Excellent, I have found 2 of the films (both on Amzaon, 1 on Prime, the other a rental), just working on the third.

Ok, which one are we going to do first? I am going to suggest The Man Who Fell to Earth.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #542 on: June 21, 2019, 11:12:59 PM »
I'm fine with that. Let me know when you're going to watch so I can queue it up. I'll let you post first since I think it's his most successful effort.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #543 on: June 22, 2019, 01:02:08 AM »
For me anything goes.

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #544 on: June 22, 2019, 05:46:35 AM »
Ok I will try and get it watched in the next day or two.

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1SO vs. All the Directors - Anthony Asquith
« Reply #545 on: June 24, 2019, 01:47:39 AM »
#198 Anthony Asquith Ranked List

I blame Martin for introducing me to Asquith, and I know his likely reply is that nobody is twisting my arm for me to watch these films. I wish I liked Asquith more because I'm frustratingly close to it. There's just a dry approach to his scripts that doesn't work for me.

Because I'm so often unsatisfied with the results, I have a number of films I'm interested in but haven't seen because Asquith is the director. I'm not going to watch all of these, but am unsure what to select.

Escape from Dartmoor (1929) - the ICM suggestion
The Winslow Boy (1948) - highest rated on IMDB and I really enjoyed Mamet's version
Libel (1959) - I have this one in my pile to watch already... Olivia de Havilland
Two Living, One Dead (1961) - the MartinTeller pick
The V.I.P.s (1963) - Margaret Rutherford, whom I adore, won an Oscar for this
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #546 on: June 24, 2019, 09:56:57 AM »
Nobody is twisting your.... oh.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #547 on: June 24, 2019, 02:01:11 PM »
Perfect response.

I've decided on Escape from Dartmoor (aka. A Cottage in Dartmoor) because it's on youtube, Libel because it's in my watch pile and The V.I.P.s because it's the one I most want to watch.
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1SO vs. All the Directors - Jacques Becker
« Reply #548 on: June 24, 2019, 11:38:29 PM »
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Becker's career can be boiled down to three titles, the only ones with votes on his thread. The combined votes of all three are less than "haven't seen any". While there's the possibility of hidden gems and a couple I'm curious about - Modigliani of Montparnasse, The Adventures of Arsène Lupin - I'm looking at the nearly 600 names still ahead in this Marathon and my slower viewing habits and I've decided to continue on.
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1SO vs. All the Directors - Nuri Bilge Ceylan
« Reply #549 on: June 24, 2019, 11:49:39 PM »
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Every new Ceylan is a gamble with my ability to slow my rhythm and enjoy the mood. So far I'm 50/50, with the glacial Winter Sleep being the most difficult challenge (which I failed.)

Three Monkeys (2008) has been deep down my Watchlist. I'll look for that.
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