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#657: Lady Bird / Justice League / Top 5 Female-Directed Debuts
« on: November 17, 2017, 01:44:52 PM »


Back in 2010, actress Greta Gerwig was the loopy, optimistic lifeforce in Noah Baumbach’s otherwise bitter and cynical “Greenberg.” She went on to co-write and star in a pair of Baumbach films before making her own directing debut this fall with LADY BIRD. The autobiographical film is set in 2002 and stars Saoirse Ronan as the strong-willed Gerwig stand-in with Laurie Metcalf as her equally tough mom. Ronan's "Lady Bird" may be an iconoclast, but Adam and Josh are only too happy to conform to the critical consensus that Gerwig's film is one of the year's best. Plus, Josh's thoughts on the new JUSTICE LEAGUE and the Top 5 Female-Directed Debuts.

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« Last Edit: November 17, 2017, 01:50:04 PM by pixote »
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: #657: Lady Bird / Justice League / Top 5 Female-Directed Debuts
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 01:50:19 PM »
I await Bondo's Top 5 list here.

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« Last Edit: November 17, 2017, 02:24:45 PM by pixote »
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: #657: Lady Bird / Justice League / Top 5 Female-Directed Debuts
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2017, 02:17:22 PM »
1. Lost in Translation
2. Meshes of the Afternoon
3. The House is Black
4. Daisies
5. Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Also sad there's little chance I'll see Lady Bird in 2017.

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Re: #657: Lady Bird / Justice League / Top 5 Female-Directed Debuts
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 02:20:53 PM »
How is Lost in Translation a début?
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Re: #657: Lady Bird / Justice League / Top 5 Female-Directed Debuts
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2017, 02:22:04 PM »
I know 3 of these titles are not debuts.

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Re: #657: Lady Bird / Justice League / Top 5 Female-Directed Debuts
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2017, 02:23:19 PM »
Lots I have not seen, and a couple I have seen but do not remember.

Top 5 Female Directed Debuts
Boys Don't Cry
The Woodsman
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
My Brilliant Career

Edit: I did not know The Woodsman was in contention, added it at number 2, dropped I Shot Andy Warhol.
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Re: #657: Lady Bird / Justice League / Top 5 Female-Directed Debuts
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2017, 02:36:11 PM »
Here's the link to Adam's shortlist on Letterboxd.

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

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Re: #657: Lady Bird / Justice League / Top 5 Female-Directed Debuts
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2017, 03:23:29 PM »
I can't read, apparently. :P

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Re: #657: Lady Bird / Justice League / Top 5 Female-Directed Debuts
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2017, 05:41:30 PM »
Does it count as a debut if the film is their only one?
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Re: #657: Lady Bird / Justice League / Top 5 Female-Directed Debuts
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2017, 06:11:29 PM »
I await Bondo's Top 5 list here.

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I guess this is the Lucile Hadzihalilovic memorial list because she technically had a feature film before Innocence (though it is only 52 minutes) and that would be a surefire #1. Also, obviously couldn't just do 5.

1. XXY
2. Mustang
3. The Woodsman
4. Water Lilies
5. Red Road
6. Obvious Child
7. Whale Rider
8. Me and You and Everyone We Know
9. Pariah
10. Love Like Poison