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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #480 on: December 22, 2018, 11:25:44 PM »
As far as I can tell that was sdedalus. None of my checklist sites indicate that I've watched this and I don't think I've ever championed a Steve McQueen movie.

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #481 on: December 29, 2018, 12:44:03 AM »
Watched Death of a Gunfighter (1969) but I won't include it in my post on Don Siegel. He came in to finish it in 9 days after another director was fired 25 days in. The final product is credited to Alan Smithee.

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1SO vs. All the Directors - John Sturges
« Reply #482 on: December 31, 2018, 12:17:50 AM »
#169 John Sturges Ranked List

I don't think too much one way or the other of Sturges. His classics - Great Escape, Magnificent Seven - are overrated. I've never sought out a film because he directed it, and I've only seen so many because he works with a lot of my favorite actors and makes a lot of Westerns.

The Hallelujah Trail (1965) - Burt Lancaster and Pamela Tiffin (One Two Three)
Joe Kidd (1972) - I think this is the only Clint Eastwood western I've never seen
The Eagle Has Landed (1976) - genuine interest in this one

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1SO vs. All the Directors - Jacques Tourneur
« Reply #483 on: January 02, 2019, 11:48:52 PM »
#170 Jacques Tourneur Ranked List

Pretty solid track record with one Western Masterpiece in Canyon Passage. I wish I had more to discover, but I've been pretty thorough with his filmography already. Experiment Perilous (1944) is the one standout, which I've avoided because most reviews I read are pretty negative. I would like to take a 2nd look at I Walked With a Zombie (1943).

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1SO vs. All the Directors - Agnes Varda
« Reply #484 on: January 05, 2019, 12:34:01 AM »
#171 Agnes Varda Ranked List

Time to take a deep breath.

One of the flags I planted with this Marathon was the desire to do a deep and thorough exploration of the works of Agnes Varda. Features, Docs, Shorts. There's a lot I want to see. The only titles I'm comfortable not returning to are The Gleaners & I, The Beaches of Agnes and La Pointe-Courte.

My Wishlist:
1958 Diary of a Pregnant Woman
1962 Cleo from 5 to 7
1965 Le Bonheur
1966 The Creatures
1967 Oncle Yanco
1969 Huey/Black Panthers
1969 Lions Love
1976 Daguerreotypes
1977 One Sings, The Other Doesn’t
1981 Documenteur
1981 Mur Murs
1985 Vagabond
1988 Kung-fu master!
1991 Jacquot de Nantes
2002 The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later
2017 Faces Places
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1SO vs. All the Directors - King Vidor
« Reply #485 on: January 12, 2019, 12:15:57 AM »
#172 King Vidor Ranked List

Not done with Agnes Varda, not even close, but since I don't want to binge her filmography I thought it might be best to balance her out with the next name(s) on the list. Not knowing that next up is King Vidor.

I'm not anti-Vidor. He works in the classic Hollywood style, The Crowd is damn near a masterpiece and he was nominated 5 times for Best Director. However, having seen most of his popular films, I only like about a third of them. He has a number of titles I'm open to seeing and a couple that have been on my Watchlist. Except for his films being weighty fare, a good list to balance Varda with.

DEFINITE:
The Champ (1931)
War and Peace (1956): I endlessly debate if my first viewing of W&P should be this or the 7-hour Russian film MartinTeller loves so much. This one has Henry Fonda and Audrey Hepburn and it's half as long. I'll go unabridged next time.

LIKELY:
The Patsy (1928)
Street Scene (1931)
The Stranger's Return (1933)
Lightning Strikes Twice (1951)
Ruby Gentry (1952)

POSSIBLE:
La bohème (1926)
Comrade X (1940)
H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #486 on: January 15, 2019, 01:47:44 PM »
I have fond memories of Street Scene, though my tolerance for cinematic staginess and general early Talkie awkwardness is significantly higher than yours, I think. (I was briefly sad to see Our Daily Bread colored red on your ranked list, but then I remembered that it really just has one good sequence; I can't speak to the quality of the rest.)

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.