This seems to happen more often than I'd like (I should spend more time here), but could I get a link to the discussion of the formation of this marathon?
It started in the What Should I Watch thread
, as an offshoot of a discussion of a current series running at the Siskel Film Center in Chicago.
If. . . just got a Criterion release, didn't it?
The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Runner? I've never seen any of these British films of the 60s.
I've no ideas for India, the Satyajit Ray movies on netflix appear to be pretty bad DVDs.
For Italy, there is Sergio Corbucci. I've been meaning to watch Django and The Great Silence for awhile.
For Japan, Yasuzo Masumura's Red Angel is supposed to be really good.
I just watched the Criterion If....
last week. Pretty good stuff. I've seen a few other of the British films of the 60s (including Loneliness
). How about starting the marathon with The Entertainer
? It's a bridge between the old (Olivier) and the new (Richardson), plus it'll be on TCM on February 14th (4:15am EST), perfectly timed to kick off this series.
I'll look into Corbucci and see how the years line up. (It's stupid, but I'm determined to have at least one film per year.)
The Japanese New Wave has a lot of great options and could easily be its own marathon. My final choice was between Red Angel
and Pale Flower
was in there, too). They all sound awesome ... no wrong choices there. I think I went with Pale Flower
because I liked the idea of its being a counterpoint, of sorts, to Seijun Suzuki's films (I watched Branded to Kill
India might be have to wait until Criterion comes through for us.