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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #560 on: June 30, 2019, 12:08:55 AM »
It's nice to see you being willing to skip when you feel like it, not letting yourself be a slave to the marathon. I'm wondering, are there any Hollywood directors you would skip? Seems like when it comes to American movies, your appetite is insatiable.
Probably true. The worst American Directors that have threads are modern, so when I got to Brett Ratner I was drawn to the star power of Tower Heist and Hercules. I did skip Kevin Smith and without looking deep into their catalog I can imagine skipping Dennis Dugan (#667) and Simon West (#728).
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors - Miklós Jancsó
« Reply #561 on: June 30, 2019, 09:50:53 AM »
I dove blindly into Miklós Jancsó during my original Directors of Shame Marathon.

I'll have you know this sent me down a half-hour rabbit hole of re-reading that thread.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #562 on: June 30, 2019, 09:55:27 AM »
Glad to see my links being useful.

I’ve dug many deep holes in the Forum.

I go back to that Marathon often. It’s thinking is occasionally outdated but I use it like a digital reference book.
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1SO vs. All the Directors - Kalatozov and Phil Karlson
« Reply #563 on: July 04, 2019, 02:19:49 PM »
#208 Mikhail Kalatozov Ranked List
Another case - like Jacques Becker - where the acclaim currently focuses on a trilogy of titles I've already seen. I'm a fan of the images, but not the films. Like Martin says...
I want to see more by cinematographer Sergei Urusevsky, who deserves much of the credit for making these films as astonishing as they are.


#209 Phil Karlson Ranked List
Hello Noir!
Introduced to Karlson through my Noir Marathon. I like him, but he's not dependable. Not afraid to go cheap and dirty, and his star-based thrillers can be electric (Scandal Sheet) or sterile (Tight Spot). After a brief international tour, I'm ready for this.

LIKELY:
The Brothers Rico (1957)
The Silencers (1966)

POSSIBLE:
5 Against the House (1955)
Hell's Island (1955)

MAYBE:
Key Witness (1960)
The Wrecking Crew (1968)
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1SO vs. All the Directors - Joseph Losey
« Reply #564 on: July 12, 2019, 07:52:30 PM »
#210 Joseph Losey Ranked List
What do I think of Joseph Losey? I never have actually. I mean I Rated him a 4 for the Directors Rating Project. (His week was won by Phil Karlson.) I never made a Ranked List until just now, and I don't connect the titles as coming from the same director. Same with the titles on my Watchlist. I have a few, but considering the amount of success I'm probably not going to watch too many.

LIKELY:
The Big Night (1951)
Mr. Klein (1976)

POSSIBLE:
Concrete Jungle (aka. The Criminal) (1960)
Accident (1967)
Secret Ceremony (1968)

MAYBE:
The Lawless (1950)
King & Country (1964)
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #565 on: July 14, 2019, 11:41:00 AM »
I like seeing how this project is (Necro)bumping up some threads and getting fresh posts. #YayMe
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1SO vs. All the Directors - Alexander Mackendrick
« Reply #566 on: July 23, 2019, 01:02:04 AM »
#211 Alexander Mackendrick Ranked List
Curious why Martin started this thread when it seems pretty obvious that Sweet Smell of Success would be the runaway option. (I know people sometimes start threads to bring attention to a director and I wonder if that was the case here?) Mackendrick's filmography is rather small - and oddly full of alternate titles - but there are two on my Watchlist because of the cast. (Something that went poorly with Joseph Losey's Secret Ceremony.)

LIKELY:
Sammy Going South (1963) with Edward G. Robinson
A High Wind in Jamaica (1965) with Anthony Quinn
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors - Alexander Mackendrick
« Reply #567 on: July 23, 2019, 10:09:38 AM »
#210 Alexander Mackendrick Ranked List
Curious why Martin started this thread when it seems pretty obvious that Sweet Smell of Success would be the runaway option.

At the time I was just doing one for any director who had made a canonically significant film.

I would think there'd be more votes for Ladykillers, though. I thought that one was quite popular.
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1SO vs. All the Directors - Mohsen Makhmalbaf
« Reply #568 on: July 24, 2019, 11:24:14 PM »
#212 Mohsen Makhmalbaf Ranked List

My entry into MM was A Moment of Innocence, but once I watched Salaam Cinema I stopped everything for an immediate Marathon. Unfortunately, that led to three mediocre films that killed my momentum. Now, it's years later. The problem remains that Makhmalbaf's reputation hasn't grown over the years so once again availability will be the main issue since the titles will mean little to me.

ON THE LOOKOUT FOR...
The Cyclist (1987)
The Peddler (1987)
Once Upon a Time, Cinema (1992)
The President (2014)
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #569 on: July 25, 2019, 08:38:59 AM »
According to my records, I got The Cyclist from Netflix disk way back in 2012 when I still had disk rentals active. I thought I had posted my review here, but I can only find it on my site.