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What's your favorite film by Nicolas Roeg?

Performance
1 (3.6%)
Walkabout
7 (25%)
Don't Look Now
6 (21.4%)
The Man Who Fell to Earth
6 (21.4%)
Bad Timing
0 (0%)
Eureka
1 (3.6%)
Insignificance
0 (0%)
Castaway
0 (0%)
Track 29
0 (0%)
The Witches
0 (0%)
Cold Heaven
0 (0%)
Heart of Darkness
0 (0%)
haven't seen any
4 (14.3%)
don't like any
3 (10.7%)
other
0 (0%)

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Roeg, Nicolas
« on: October 16, 2010, 11:21:21 AM »
1. The Man Who Fell to Earth
2. Bad Timing

3. Don't Look Now
4. Insignificance
5. Walkabout
6. Performance



Roeg puts the "gratuitous" in ""gratuitous sex & nudity".  Not much of a fan, although I think he's a good stylist.
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Re: Director's Best: Nicolas Roeg
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2010, 12:00:44 PM »
When I was a kid in Texas, Roeg's films were the ultimate in subversive film making.  Every time I got to see one, I felt like I'd gotten away with something.  In a weird way, I still do.

1. Man Who Fell to Earth
2. Performance
3. Walkabout
4. Don't Look Now

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Re: Director's Best: Nicolas Roeg
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2010, 12:29:37 PM »
Haven't seen any

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Re: Director's Best: Nicolas Roeg
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2010, 12:49:55 PM »
1. Walkabout
2. Don't Look Now

I saw The Man Who Fell To Earth a long time ago, but I think I slept through part of it.

I'd put Petulia ahead of any of these.
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Re: Director's Best: Nicolas Roeg
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2010, 01:53:27 PM »
I'd put Petulia ahead of all of these, too, but I'm curious why you're comparing them?  Surreal late-60s films?
Yeah, I think Richard Lester is one of the most under-rated directors of all time.  Petulia is a masterpiece, but so are the Muskateer films, Hard Days Night, Robin and Marian and Butch and Sundance: The Early Years
And Help and Superman II are pretty awesome as well.

One wonders why he isn't talked about more often.  When I think about 60s films, I think Lester more than anyone... then maybe Lindsay Anderson.

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Re: Director's Best: Nicolas Roeg
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2010, 02:35:49 PM »
Roeg was the DP on Petulia.  And it feels a lot more like a Roeg film than a Lester film, to me.
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Re: Director's Best: Nicolas Roeg
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2010, 04:17:23 PM »
Walkabout

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Re: Director's Best: Nicolas Roeg
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2010, 10:45:05 PM »
Walkabout, I guess, but I'd rather cast a negative vote for Man Who Fell to Earth.

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Re: Director's Best: Nicolas Roeg
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2010, 11:21:24 PM »
Haven't seen any
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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2010, 11:22:27 PM »