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What's your favorite film by Fred Zinnemann?

haven't seen any
1 (9.1%)
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 (9.1%)
Act of Violence
0 (0%)
The Men
0 (0%)
Teresa
0 (0%)
High Noon
2 (18.2%)
The Member of the Wedding
0 (0%)
From Here to Eternity
1 (9.1%)
Oklahoma!
0 (0%)
A Hatful of Rain
0 (0%)
The Nun's Story
0 (0%)
The Sundowners
0 (0%)
Behold a Pale Horse
0 (0%)
A Man For All Seasons
1 (9.1%)
The Day of the Jackal
5 (45.5%)
Julia
0 (0%)
Five Days One Summer
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 11

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Re: Fred Zinnemann
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2008, 12:26:11 AM »
The Day of the Jackal offers a great perspective on the assassin and the inspector trying to stop him. It's a film about methods, which may feel slow for some, but it's directed with a lot of class.
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Re: Fred Zinnemann
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2008, 12:50:43 AM »
High Noon, Oklahoma! and The Day of the Jackal. Julia and A Man for All Seasons are both pretty high up on my "Movies I need to see" list, though. Of the three I've seen High Noon is my favorite (it's probably one of my five favorite films period), but I think Zinnemann's best achievement of the three might be Oklahoma. Musicals are very hit or miss for me, and I've seen Oklahoma on stage before and in a TV production and found nothing that I liked about it either time,  but somehow Zinnemann managed to turn it into a movie I enjoyed (granted, it helps when you have Shirley Jones to work with).
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Re: Zinnemann, Fred
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2010, 04:44:38 AM »
Bumped for MartinTeller. :)

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Re: Zinnemann, Fred
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2010, 11:46:21 AM »
The Search (1948)
Teresa (1951)
High Noon (1952)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
Oklahoma! (1955)
The Nun's Story (1959)
The Sundowners (1960)
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Julia (1977)

Most of all I love The Day of the Jackal, for that cruel and cold performance by Edward Fox
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Re: Zinnemann, Fred
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2010, 12:01:59 PM »
Bumped for MartinTeller. :)

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1. High Noon
2. Act of Violence
3. People on Sunday (co-director)
4. The Day of the Jackal

5. From Here to Eternity
6. Forbidden Passage ("Crime Does Not Pay" short)

7. A Man for All Seasons
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Re: Zinnemann, Fred
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2010, 01:08:42 PM »
1. From here To Eternity
2. High Noon
3. A Man for All Seasons

Not a fan of any of these.
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Re: Zinnemann, Fred
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2010, 04:46:34 PM »
I'll get to it next year as my marathon nears the end, but Day of the Jackal is one of the greatest movies ever made.  Period.  And it's slow for 2 scenes, but the rest of it is mesmerizing in the details.  I've watched it a couple of dozen times and recommend it much like zarodinu recommends Woman in the Dunes.  I don't like Zinnemann overall as a director, but I stand behind this movie the way Sam stands behind Malick.
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Re: Zinnemann, Fred
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2010, 06:49:24 PM »
The Day of the Jackal
High Noon
From Here to Eternity
A Man for All Seasons
The Search


Act of Violence
The Men
Oklahoma!
   

Always liked Zinneman's films. Jackal is one of the best suspense/thrillers ever.

 
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Re: Zinnemann, Fred
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2011, 02:06:16 AM »
1. Day of the Jackal
2. The Search
3. From Here to Eternity
4. Eyes in the Night
5. High Noon
6. Act of Violence
7. Oklahoma!
8. The Men

9. A Hatful of Rain
10. The Nun's Story
11. The Sundowners
12. The Seventh Cross
13. Julia
14. Behold a Pale Horse
15. A Man For All Seasons
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Re: Zinnemann, Fred
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2011, 04:40:22 AM »
I have a copy of Julia coming. I never realised it has Jason Robards playing Dash Hammett in it, that sells it for me.
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