Poll

Your Favorite Joseph L. Mankiewicz Films Are...

Backfire
0 (0%)
Dragonwyck
0 (0%)
Somewhere in the Night
1 (1.1%)
The Late George Apley
0 (0%)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
6 (6.5%)
Escape
0 (0%)
A Letter to Three Wives
10 (10.8%)
House of Strangers
0 (0%)
No Way Out
3 (3.2%)
All About Eve
35 (37.6%)
People Will Talk
1 (1.1%)
5 Fingers
0 (0%)
Julius Caesar
2 (2.2%)
The Barefoot Contessa
4 (4.3%)
Guys and Dolls
4 (4.3%)
The Quiet American
3 (3.2%)
Suddenly, Last Summer
2 (2.2%)
Cleopatra
2 (2.2%)
The Honey Pot
0 (0%)
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis
0 (0%)
There Was a Crooked Man...
0 (0%)
Sleuth
16 (17.2%)
haven't seen any
4 (4.3%)
don't like any
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 50

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Mankiewicz, Joseph L
« on: September 09, 2008, 01:36:03 AM »
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Joseph L. Mankiewicz
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008, 08:56:17 AM »
All About Eve, because that's the only one I've seen   :-[   From the list of titles I obviously need to do some homework. 

Coincidence #1: Dragonwyck just came out on DVD recently (or was just recently added to Netflix, not sure if that is one & the same in this case.

Coincidence #2: His grandson Ben just took over as co-host of At the Movies this week.  I am a fan from his work on the Young Turks so I'm happy for him.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Joseph L. Mankiewicz
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008, 11:42:42 AM »
A Letter to Three Wives!  So good.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Joseph L. Mankiewicz
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008, 11:52:25 AM »
Only seen three of these. Sleuth.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Joseph L. Mankiewicz
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008, 01:32:19 PM »
All About Eve

The only one I've seen.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Joseph L. Mankiewicz
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008, 01:46:14 PM »
A Letter to Three Wives!  So good.

Ah, I didn't realize I could vote for two others.  I went with All About Eve and Sleuth (a childhood favorite), but I have a real soft spot for his version of Suddenly, Last SummerThe Ghost and Mrs. Muir, People Will Talk, 5 Fingers, The Barefoot Contessa and No Way Out are also good, leaving There Was a Crooked Man... as the only one I've seen and haven't liked.

Bonus points for his work as a producer on Fury, The Philadelphia Story, and Woman of the Year.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Joseph L. Mankiewicz
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2008, 01:50:28 PM »
Probably one of my fav Golden Age of Hollywood directors:

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
No Way Out
A Letter to Three Wives

The Quiet American
Suddenly, Last Summer
Sleuth
Dragonwyck
All About Eve
5 Fingers
The Quiet American

Somewhere in the Night
House of Strangers
The Barefoot Contessa

Guys and Dolls
People Will Talk
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Joseph L. Mankiewicz
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2008, 02:03:56 PM »
A Letter to Three Wives!  So good.

I have a real soft spot for his version of Suddenly, Last Summer.


And, of course, Eve....
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Joseph L. Mankiewicz
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2008, 02:41:44 PM »
1. All About Eve
2. The Barefoot Contessa
3. A Letter To Three Wives
4. The Quiet American
5. Sleuth
6. Guys And Dolls
7. Julius Caesar
8. Cleopatra
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Joseph L. Mankiewicz
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2008, 03:32:08 PM »
I remember All About Eve being pretty great back in my middle school years. I hope it holds up.

I'm strangely interested in The Barefoot Contessa for reasons that remain elusive to me.

 

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