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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #160 on: December 13, 2017, 04:12:22 AM »
You could pair La chinoise with the recent biopic (Le Redoutable) whenever you get access to it. It's surprisingly good ! The biopic I mean, I doubt La chinoise is, but Le Redoutable is based on Anne Wisniewski's memoirs, so it gets featured a bit.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #161 on: December 13, 2017, 06:30:10 AM »
How do you rank Truffaut among directors?
My favorite French director by a wide margin. (I went through IMDB and couldn't come up with a 2nd favorite.) I found my last ranked list of directors and Truffaut was #11, just above Don Siegel and below Hayao Miyazaki.
In 2015's Director Ratings Project I ended up with five French directors in my Top 10:
  • Philippe Grandrieux
  • Jean-Luc Godard
  • Robert Bresson
  • Claire Denis
  • Jean Cocteau
I can see how some of these suit you less than good but I would imagine a guy like Henri-Georges Clouzot would be a good fit for you, for example.

As for Godard goes I have One Plus One in my Top 100 and it is a funny mix of documentary and associative cinema so in a way it is a good watch for the December marathon.

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #162 on: December 13, 2017, 08:01:49 AM »
I don't think you'd like Made in U.S.A based on your rankings. Godard is not for everyone and I don't begrudge anyone who doesn't care for his films.

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #163 on: December 13, 2017, 09:06:43 AM »
I'd never even heard of Grandrieux before. Maybe I should watch more Clouzot.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #164 on: December 13, 2017, 10:46:25 AM »
I don't think you'd like Made in U.S.A based on your rankings

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Godard is not for everyone

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Run. Away.

and especially this. Just don't do it. This path leads only to regret.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #165 on: December 13, 2017, 10:56:02 AM »
Godard's A Married Woman is incredible, very overlooked from his 60's period.

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1SO vs. All the Directors - Jean-Luc Godard
« Reply #166 on: December 13, 2017, 09:25:16 PM »
This is entirely the wrong way to approach Godard. I'll admit, there's something unique to his deconstruction, and I'm willing at some point to wipe the slate clean and start fresh down the road. I see him as the director's equivalent of Andy Kaufman where the contempt for the fan is part of the point. I'd just rather enjoy a director than watch them poke me with a stick.
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1SO vs. All the Directors - Jee-woon Kim
« Reply #167 on: December 13, 2017, 09:41:23 PM »
#40. Jee-woon Kim Ranked List

My personal champion from South Korea. There are only 12 posts in this thread and 4 of them are from me. It's not that he's obscure. Most have at least heard of A Bittersweet Life, Tale of Two Sisters, I Saw the Devil and/or The Good The Bad The Weird. His strong sense of style seems to be turning people off while those films repeatedly hit my sweet spots. I thought I was going to be re-watching something here, but I still have a couple of gaps to fill, his sports comedy The Foul King (2000) and his most recent, The Age of Shadows (2016), which was selected over The Handmaiden as South Korea's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Also, it's neo-Noir.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #168 on: December 14, 2017, 04:42:27 AM »
The Age of Shadows better be the bee's tits then, because The Handmaiden is tops.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors - Jee-woon Kim
« Reply #169 on: December 14, 2017, 08:50:06 AM »
#40. Jee-woon Kim Ranked List

My personal champion from South Korea.

From this statement, I expected to see more than one in the dark green. Your rankings for Bong Joon-ho and Park Chan-wook are better... what makes Kim your "champion"?
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