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1SO vs. All the Directors - William Wyler
« Reply #460 on: November 29, 2018, 09:04:34 PM »
#164 William Wyler Ranked List

One of the Best. Not just one of my favorites, but a filmmaker so inarguably great I have knee-jerk less respect of the opinion of whoever voted "don't like any'. They're not all Great, but over 25% of what I've seen are, and I've liked two-thirds. In other words, I'm just happy to be here.

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Hell's Heroes (1929)
A House Divided (1931)
These Three (1936)
Carrie (1952)
The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #461 on: November 29, 2018, 10:24:43 PM »
The Heiress is a prime candidate for my top 100 if I decide to revamp my list. I really wish someone would release it on Blu-Ray already.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #462 on: November 30, 2018, 02:09:29 AM »
My unpublished review of These Three encourages you to watch it for this marathon, so good job.

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors - William Wyler
« Reply #463 on: November 30, 2018, 03:33:02 AM »
One of the Best. Not just one of my favorites, but a filmmaker so inarguably great I have knee-jerk less respect of the opinion of whoever voted "don't like any'. They're not all Great, but over 25% of what I've seen are, and I've liked two-thirds. In other words, I'm just happy to be here.
I am happy for you too, but I will continue to dislike Ben-Hur which is the only one that I have seen.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #464 on: November 30, 2018, 07:30:15 AM »
That makes sense. Even by my list, 'don't like any' is 33% possible if you've only seen one. Like evaluating Spielberg having only seen 1941.
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1SO vs. All the Directors - Nicolas Roeg
« Reply #465 on: December 09, 2018, 10:45:03 AM »
#165 Nicolas Roeg Ranked List

Difficult to appreciate. I'm not surprised to see his poll heavily favoring three early works made in succession. Venturing outside that is drifting into challenging waters, often with an editing style that would take an audio commentary to understand what he's attempting to do.

If anyone is interested, I would happily team up to watch that trilogy and talk about Roeg's mark on cinema.
Walkabout (1971)
Don't Look Now (1973)
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

Meanwhile, I have two films I want to see because of the lead actor.
Eureka (1983) starring Gene Hackman
Track 29 (1988) starring Gary Oldman
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors - Nicolas Roeg
« Reply #466 on: December 10, 2018, 01:30:22 AM »
#164 Nicolas Roeg Ranked List

Difficult to appreciate. I'm not surprised to see his poll heavily favoring three early works made in succession. Venturing outside that is drifting into challenging waters, often with an editing style that would take an audio commentary to understand what he's attempting to do.

If anyone is interested, I would happily team up to watch that trilogy and talk about Roeg's mark on cinema.
Walkabout (1971)
Don't Look Now (1973)
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

Meanwhile, I have two films I want to see because of the lead actor.
Eureka (1983) starring Gene Hackman
Track 29 (1988) starring Gary Oldman

I have seen Walkabout, and the other 2  are a strong interest for me. I will see if I can source the 3 films.

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors - Nicolas Roeg
« Reply #467 on: December 10, 2018, 04:21:30 AM »
If anyone is interested, I would happily team up to watch that trilogy and talk about Roeg's mark on cinema.
Walkabout (1971)
Don't Look Now (1973)
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
All three of those could end up on a Top 100 of mine, but I don't know if I have much worthwhile to contribute as they all primarily have been gut level experiences, that may be a bit hard to account for verbally. I and Sandy watched Walkabout earlier this year and I'd like to revisit the other movies as well, time permitting.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #468 on: December 11, 2018, 07:53:26 PM »
My schedule is always flexible so I can watch the films within any time frame (after the Holidays, weekly, monthly). I'll keep moving ahead with the larger Marathon, but that doesn't mean I'm no longer interested in revisiting Roeg's trilogy.
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1SO vs. All the Directors - John Sayles
« Reply #469 on: December 11, 2018, 10:58:43 PM »
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#166 John Sayles Ranked List

When I got into cinema, John Sayles was a name also spoken of with respect. Always on the verge of greatness, held back by his uncommercial choices, he's another filmmaker with a great trilogy of three films made in succession.
Matewan (1987)
Eight Men Out (1988)
City of Hope (1991)

I keep waiting for the day when City of Hope gets discovered for the Great Film that it is, with Sayles writing at its peak, this Robert Altman ensemble piece by way of New Jersey was shot by Robert Richardson and the banquet of words and lighting is rarely this complimentary.

That falling interest in Sayles' talent is a great mystery to me and I want to fill in some of the gaps. I plan to watch...
Lianna (1983) - the only early Sayles I haven't seen
Casa de los Babys (2003)
Amigo (2010)
Go For Sisters (2013)
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