Poll

Your Favorite Arthur Penn Film Is...

The Left Handed Gun
0 (0%)
The Miracle Worker
4 (13.3%)
Mickey One
1 (3.3%)
The Chase
1 (3.3%)
Bonnie and Clyde
15 (50%)
Alice's Restaurant
0 (0%)
Little Big Man
4 (13.3%)
Night Moves
1 (3.3%)
The Missouri Breaks
0 (0%)
Four Friends
0 (0%)
Target
0 (0%)
Dead of Winter
0 (0%)
Penn & Teller Get Killed
0 (0%)
haven't seen any
3 (10%)
don't like any
1 (3.3%)
other
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 30

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Penn, Arthur
« on: August 02, 2008, 10:48:37 AM »
Make your choice.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Arthur Penn
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2008, 10:55:16 AM »
I've only watched Bonnie and Clyde, which I love.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Arthur Penn
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2008, 02:36:33 PM »
I love, love, love Little Big Man.  But, Bonnie and Clyde is one of the greatest movies ever made.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Arthur Penn
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2008, 05:39:26 PM »
I've only seen Little Big Man and The Miracle Worker, both of which I liked. I really need to see Bonnie and Clyde!

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Arthur Penn
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Arthur Penn
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2008, 01:37:16 AM »
What's that I hear? Could it be? Yes, yes it is! It uncommunus reactionitis, more commonly known as the unpopular movie opinion!

I don't like Bonnie and Clyde. There, I said it. I blame it partially on it's loss of "ground breaker" status. When released, one of the key points of Bonnie and Clyde was its (for the time) shocking violence, as well as how effectively it weaved the violence into the narrative. But now, it's not that shocking. I can look back at it and say "Well, it was the first," but it just doesn't seem special to me. Also, I've always felt Faye Dunaway is hit or miss. She can be brilliant (Network, Chinatown) and she can be unwatchable (Mommie Dearest). She doesn't stoop to her Joan Crawford levels here, but I still didn't buy her. Finally, and this might just be a symptom of some southern phobia I didn't know I had, but the score didn't do anything for me. I wish I could articulate it better, but it just got on my nerves (Side note: I hate this argument. I once heard somebody use the same argument against the score for The Third Man, which I absolutely love. But that's really all I can chalk my dislike of the score up to). On the other hand, I do have to say I loved Estelle Parsons in the film. She really deserved that Oscar she got.

Only other movie I've seen of Penn's is Little Big Man, which I also wasn't fond of. Unfortunately I haven't seen The Miracle Worker, can't comment on that. So I went with "Don't Like Any I've Seen."
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Arthur Penn
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2010, 02:36:09 PM »
1. The Chase
2. Night Moves
3. Bonnie and Clyde
4. Four Friends
5. Penn & Teller Get Killed

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Arthur Penn
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2011, 11:00:03 AM »
The Miracle Worker

Bonnie and Clyde
Little Big Man
Alice's Restaurant
Four Friends


The Left Handed Gun
The Missouri Breaks    
Dead of Winter
The Chase    

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Arthur Penn
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2013, 04:32:49 AM »
Little Big Man, 120 year old Dustin Hoffman, its the winner

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Arthur Penn
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2013, 05:10:13 AM »
1. The Miracle Worker
2. Bonnie & Clyde
3. Night Moves
4. Alice's Restaurant
5. The Missouri Breaks
6. The Left-Handed Gun
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