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Re: #657: Lady Bird / Justice League / Top 5 Female-Directed Debuts
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2017, 07:11:25 PM »
To be fair to Sam, Ladybird isn’t a debut either. :)
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Re: #657: Lady Bird / Justice League / Top 5 Female-Directed Debuts
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2017, 09:03:14 PM »
1. The House is Black--I don't care if it's her only film, I don't care if it is short, it is such an amazing film, it counts for three
2. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night-- Some girls don't have to be afraid of the dark.  The dark should be afraid of them.
3. Titus-- Uneven, but with so many marks of brilliance, it deserves recognition
4. Salaam Bombay--  A lighthearted film about horrible poverty
5. Persepolis-- What does it mean that three of my chosen films are made by Iranians?
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Re: #657: Lady Bird / Justice League / Top 5 Female-Directed Debuts
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2017, 09:40:18 PM »
To be fair to Sam, Ladybird isn’t a debut either. :)

On this subject, one film I explored for my list was Waste Land. It is not Lucy Walker's debut film but it is the first film of her co-director. Does having one co-director for whom it is a debut film make it a debut film? If she then did a solo film next would that be a debut film? Or does being a co-director first mean you never debut. I ultimately excluded it. I think co-directing once should not count against a future debut.

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Re: #657: Lady Bird / Justice League / Top 5 Female-Directed Debuts
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2017, 09:50:56 PM »
To be fair to Sam, Ladybird isn’t a debut either. :)
The conventional wisdom based on other writing and lists I saw is SOLO debut = debut.
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Re: #657: Lady Bird / Justice League / Top 5 Female-Directed Debuts
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2017, 10:04:44 PM »
To be fair to Sam, Ladybird isn’t a debut either. :)
The conventional wisdom based on other writing and lists I saw is SOLO debut = debut.

Just for fun, I was trying to think of a good counterargument against such conventional wisdom. Chris Weitz is an interesting example. He co-directed Down to Earth (2001) and About a Boy (2002) with brother Paul before making his "solo feature directorial debut" (#saidnooneever) with Golden Compass (2007). And Paul went solo in 2004 with In Good Company.

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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 #15 on: November 17, 2017, 10:25:55 PM »
To be fair to Sam, Ladybird isn’t a debut either. :)
The conventional wisdom based on other writing and lists I saw is SOLO debut = debut.

Just for fun, I was trying to think of a good counterargument against such conventional wisdom. Chris Weitz is an interesting example. He co-directed Down to Earth (2001) and About a Boy (2002) with brother Paul before making his "solo feature directorial debut" (#saidnooneever) with Golden Compass (2007). And Paul went solo in 2004 with In Good Company.

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If Joel Coen truly ever directs a movie without Ethan Coen, that would be its own separate debut from Blood Simple.
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Re: #657: Lady Bird / Justice League / Top 5 Female-Directed Debuts
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2017, 10:44:17 PM »
I went thru Adam's Letterboxd list and then sorted by my Ratings and here's my Top 10.




My favorite SOLO debut not listed is Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark, which is Great!

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Re: #657: Lady Bird / Justice League / Top 5 Female-Directed Debuts
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2017, 09:00:12 AM »
My favorite SOLO debut not listed is Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark, which is Great!
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Re: #657: Lady Bird / Justice League / Top 5 Female-Directed Debuts
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2017, 06:03:00 AM »
I cannot come up with five movies I like. I scrolled through Adam's Letterboxd list and I've seen three of those, like one. I'm thinking about watching Near Dark this week (bonus Shocktober points). Maybe Monster too, and I have to get to Raw sometime.
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Re: #657: Lady Bird / Justice League / Top 5 Female-Directed Debuts
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2017, 08:02:57 PM »
Eliza Hittman maybe deserved some buzz for this Top 5 on the basis of It Felt Like Love.