Poll

What's your favorite film by Fred Zinnemann?

haven't seen any
1 (8.3%)
don't like any
0 (0%)
other
0 (0%)
Kid Glove Killer
0 (0%)
Eyes in the Night
0 (0%)
The Seventh Cross
0 (0%)
My Brother Talks to Horses
0 (0%)
Little Mister Jim
0 (0%)
The Search
1 (8.3%)
Act of Violence
0 (0%)
The Men
0 (0%)
Teresa
0 (0%)
High Noon
2 (16.7%)
The Member of the Wedding
0 (0%)
From Here to Eternity
1 (8.3%)
Oklahoma!
0 (0%)
A Hatful of Rain
0 (0%)
The Nun's Story
1 (8.3%)
The Sundowners
0 (0%)
Behold a Pale Horse
0 (0%)
A Man For All Seasons
1 (8.3%)
The Day of the Jackal
5 (41.7%)
Julia
0 (0%)
Five Days One Summer
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 12

Author Topic: Zinnemann, Fred  (Read 3674 times)

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Zinnemann, Fred
« on: April 27, 2008, 01:55:48 PM »
choatime's review of The Search reminded me that I meant to put up this poll about one of the most consisently great directors that I know.  What films of his have you seen?

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« Last Edit: November 09, 2017, 06:34:33 PM by 1SO »
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Fred Zinnemann
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2008, 02:06:30 PM »
Only High Noon, I'm afraid (which is great indeed).
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Re: Fred Zinnemann
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2008, 02:08:57 PM »
The Day of the Jackal is awesome too.
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Re: Fred Zinnemann
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2008, 02:29:57 PM »
High Noon
From Here to Eternity
Oklahoma!
The Sundowners
A Man for All Seasons
The Day of the Jackal

What? What are you talking about? It's girls and spaghetti. We love girls and spaghetti.

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Re: Fred Zinnemann
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2008, 02:31:15 PM »
High Noon
From Here to Eternity
Oklahoma!
The Sundowners
A Man for All Seasons
The Day of the Jackal


Were they all pretty great?  (I haven't seen Oklahoma! or The Sundowners...)

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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: Fred Zinnemann
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2008, 02:33:35 PM »
they were indeed. i don't have huge love for From Here to Eternity, but it is a good film.
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Re: Fred Zinnemann
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2008, 12:45:41 AM »
Hey, guess who would have been 101 years old on Tuesday?  That's right.  My boy Fred.  And TCM is celebrating with a great lineup of some of his lesser seen films (as confirmed by the poll above).  I've only seen one of these (the great A Man for All Seasons starring the late Paul Scofield), but I can almost guarantee the others are worth your time.

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Tuesday, April 29th
(all times Eastern)

Seventh Cross, The (1944)
7:30am...  Seven men escape from a concentration camp and fight their way to freedom.
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Signe Hasso, Hume Cronyn.

Little Mister Jim (1946)
9:30am...  After his mother's death, a young boy tries to help his father stop drinking.
Cast: Jackie "Butch" Jenkins, James Craig, Frances Gifford.

The Member of the Wedding (1952)
11:15am...  When her brother marries, a 12-year-old girl faces the awkward pains of adolescence.
Cast: Julie Harris, Ethel Waters, Brandon de Wilde.

Behold a Pale Horse (1964)
1:00pm...  A Spanish bandit returns from exile to visit his dying mother.
Cast: Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif.

A Man for All Seasons (1966)
3:15pm...  A devout scholar gets caught in the middle of Henry VIII's plans to break with the Catholic Church.
Cast: Paul Scofield, Robert Shaw, Wendy Hiller.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2008, 12:47:32 AM by pixote »
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Fred Zinnemann
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2008, 05:48:55 AM »
I'm curious about The Seventh Cross. The book is pretty good.
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Re: Fred Zinnemann
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2008, 09:25:22 AM »
High Noon
From Here to Eternity
Oklahoma!
A Man for All Seasons


I've seen these four.

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Re: Fred Zinnemann
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2008, 07:03:02 PM »
3 of those four.  I don't find him especially interesting.
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