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What's your favorite film by Ernst Lubitsch?

The Merry Jail
0 (0%)
The Eyes of the Mummy
0 (0%)
The Oyster Princess
0 (0%)
The Doll
0 (0%)
The Wildcat
0 (0%)
The Marriage Circle
0 (0%)
Lady Windermere's Fan
1 (2.9%)
The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
0 (0%)
The Love Parade
0 (0%)
Monte Carlo
0 (0%)
The Smiling Lieutenant
0 (0%)
Broken Lullaby
0 (0%)
One Hour With You
1 (2.9%)
Trouble in Paradise
2 (5.7%)
Design for Living
1 (2.9%)
The Merry Widow
0 (0%)
Angel
0 (0%)
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
0 (0%)
Ninotchka
6 (17.1%)
The Shop Around the Corner
11 (31.4%)
That Uncertain Feeling
0 (0%)
To Be or Not to Be
8 (22.9%)
Heaven Can Wait
1 (2.9%)
Cluny Brown
0 (0%)
haven't seen any
4 (11.4%)
don't like any
0 (0%)
other
0 (0%)

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Re: Director's Best: Ernst Lubitsch
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2010, 02:43:52 AM »
That Lubitsch in Berlin Box Set is only £22.99 @ Amazon UK. That's good, right?
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Re: Director's Best: Ernst Lubitsch
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2010, 12:39:32 PM »
Lady Windermere's Fan, though my memory of it is rather vague.

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Re: Director's Best: Ernst Lubitsch
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2010, 04:34:31 PM »
That Lubitsch in Berlin Box Set is only £22.99 @ Amazon UK. That's good, right?
This has been in and out of my shopping cart a lot over the last few months. One of these days I'll crack and get it.

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Re: Director's Best: Ernst Lubitsch
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2011, 10:30:11 PM »

Design for Living Ernst Lubitsch, 1933

Two characters go into a room, then there's a fade, and the characters come out of the room. That's all Lubitsch really needs to tell you about the complicated sexual attitudes of his protagonists. Gary Cooper and Fredric March are two men of the arts - an artist and a playwright. They share an apartment in gay Paris and stuff. Miriam Hopkins shares a train cab with them and CINECAST!s things up. Edward Everett Horton represents another set of attitudes (although we all know that he's really a CINECAST! animal, come on!) completely antithetical to the free love of the main protagonists. March proclaims his love and Lubitsch directly cuts to Cooper and Hopkins in a post-lovemaking reverie. Anyway, this stuff is sexy as hell. Hopkins denounces the double standard of how men can romance a few women and then decide which one they want, but women get labeled disreputable if they do the same. The heart wants what it wants and all that stuff. She loves two men, so she'll have two men.  Who is Lubitsch to judge? eh, CINECAST! who you want. roujin doesn't care.

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Re: Director's Best: Ernst Lubitsch
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2011, 10:16:49 PM »

The Shop Around the Corner* Ernst Lubitsch, 1940

Arguably the apex of the romantic comedy. But what's still surprising about it are its dark undercurrents of melancholy and sadness. Depression, betrayal, etc. All of it going in and out of the shop itself, which is basically its own character, housing everyone else's quirks and personalities. Sullavan and Stewart are, of course, fantastic - throwing barbs at each other throughout the day, and revealing their ideals and inner beauty at night (thru correspondence). This is one of those movies for people who find all holidays secretly depressing, but still hold out hope. Or, not. Either way, rewatching it cemented its status as another essential film.

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Re: Director's Best: Ernst Lubitsch
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2011, 10:22:45 PM »
To Be or Not to Be (C)

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Re: Director's Best: Ernst Lubitsch
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2011, 10:25:15 PM »

The Shop Around the Corner* Ernst Lubitsch, 1940

Arguably the apex of the romantic comedy. But what's still surprising about it are its dark undercurrents of melancholy and sadness. Depression, betrayal, etc. All of it going in and out of the shop itself, which is basically its own character, housing everyone else's quirks and personalities. Sullavan and Stewart are, of course, fantastic - throwing barbs at each other throughout the day, and revealing their ideals and inner beauty at night (thru correspondence). This is one of those movies for people who find all holidays secretly depressing, but still hold out hope. Or, not. Either way, rewatching it cemented its status as another essential film.

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Re: Director's Best: Ernst Lubitsch
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2011, 09:37:15 AM »
It's getting to the point that I can't neglect that one for much longer. Starting to tarnish my reputation.
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Lubitsch, Ernst
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2011, 11:18:48 PM »
1. Ninotchka
2. One Hour With You
3. Angel

4. The Shop Around the Corner
5. The Merry Widow
6. That Uncertain Feeling
7. The Love Parade
8. Broken Lullaby
9. Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
10. Lady Windermere's Fan
11. Design For Living

12. The Smiling Lieutenant
13. To Be or Not to Be
14. I Don't Want to Be a Man
15. The Oyster Princess
16. Cluny Brown
17. The Marriage Circle
18. My Lady Margarine
19. The Doll
20. Trouble in Paradise
21. Madame DuBarry
22. Heaven Can Wait
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Re: Director's Best: Ernst Lubitsch
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2012, 02:27:26 AM »
Love those rhymes!
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