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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 3680 times)

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Re: Zinnemann, Fred
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2011, 05:33:10 AM »
Only 2 I am certain of Oklahoma! (1955) and The Day of the Jackal. I have only seen parts of High Noon, something I must fix

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Re: Zinnemann, Fred
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2014, 12:25:11 PM »

Eyes in the Night (1942)

I've watched so many detective series' from this era, it's surprising this didn't become one. Edward Arnold plays a blind private detective. This isn't nearly as gimmicky as it sounds thanks to the assured direction and Edward Arnold's terrific performance. He's aided by his assistant Marty (Allen Jenkins, who I always enjoy) and a whip-smart guide dog named Friday. They get involved in a murder mystery that quickly expands into a very exciting espionage thriller. It doesn't have the class of Notorious, but Zinnemann comes closer to that than the Sherlock Holmes, Falcon, Mr. Moto movies I was expecting. A real gem.
RATING: * * *

It appears the series was sabotaged by MGM, who cut corners and replaced everyone but Arnold and the dog with the 2nd film. It did so poorly they suspended the series.
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Re: Zinnemann, Fred
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2014, 10:24:37 PM »
For those who loved Day of the Jackal, you may find this entertaining...

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Re: Zinnemann, Fred
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2014, 12:37:30 AM »
Thanks for that clip. I went back to my Top 100 Review considering reposting it here. Then I saw the link to your review and re-read that. It's interesting that we both are very positive on the film, yet you watched with the opposite mindset about the outcome. I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't seen it - and if you haven't correct this at once - but you mention specific moments as markers of how it would end, and I was so assured of the character's abilities that I remained in awe of his achievements.
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Re: Zinnemann, Fred
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2015, 10:55:49 PM »
Day of the Jackal 4.5/5
High Noon 4/5
A Man for all Seasons 4/5
Oklahoma!  2/5
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Re: Zinnemann, Fred
« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2015, 01:46:32 AM »
I replaced the original "What have you seen?" with a real Poll. Please vote.
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Re: Zinnemann, Fred
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2015, 02:56:32 AM »
I replaced the original "What have you seen?" with a real Poll.

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Re: Zinnemann, Fred
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2015, 12:21:32 PM »
I did the same with my original Joss Whedon poll and I'm sure there will be others made by me.
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Re: Zinnemann, Fred
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2015, 02:59:37 AM »
High Noon
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Re: Zinnemann, Fred
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2015, 07:43:35 AM »
1. From Here To Eternity
2. A Man For All  Seasons
3. Day of the Jackal
4. Julia
5. High Noon
6. Oklahoma
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