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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%)

Total Members Voted: 27

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Re: Director's Best: Nicolas Roeg
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2010, 08:13:24 PM »
I didn't know Roeg had done any DPing after splitting from Corman.  That's really interesting.  It does feel more like a Roeg film, now that you mention it.
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Re: Director's Best: Nicolas Roeg
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2010, 11:35:02 PM »
Don't like any, made worst piece of art ever made in Australia.

this is the first director poll where i don't have a film I like to vote for, and I've seen 7 of Roeg's. Poor man's Ken Russell.

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Re: Director's Best: Nicolas Roeg
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2010, 12:38:59 AM »
Don't like any, made worst piece of art ever made in Australia.

He made Crocodile Dundee II??
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Re: Director's Best: Nicolas Roeg
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2010, 01:06:54 AM »
See, i think exactly the opposite... Russell is a poor man's Roeg.
I love "The Boyfriend" and really like a bunch of others... (Ok, I might actually put his later TV music docs in the "love" catagory.), but I don't take him nearly as seriously as I do Roeg who tends to affect me really viscerally.

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Re: Director's Best: Nicolas Roeg
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2010, 01:08:48 AM »
I thought he was talking about this -->



whAAT?  thats brilliant! Its now the cover of my upcoming side project! I swear, we were called Pink Harbor way before I saw that

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Re: Director's Best: Nicolas Roeg
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2015, 02:44:15 PM »
Walkabout
Performance
Don't Look Now

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Re: Director's Best: Nicolas Roeg
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2015, 03:13:47 PM »
Walkabout

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Re: Roeg, Nicholas
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2016, 01:13:51 PM »
1. The Man Who Fell to Earth
2. Don't Look Now
3. The Witches

4. Walkabout
5. Eureka
6. Bad Timing
7. Performance
8. Track 29
9. Insignificance
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Re: Roeg, Nicholas
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2016, 10:27:22 PM »
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
* * * 1/2
Few people are as well-suited to playing a person not of this Earth as David Bowie. Here, he not only proves how perfect he is for that role, the role itself is so bizarre, as is the film, that it allows Bowie to be the greatest possible version of an alien on Earth. The movie itself is so unusual, such a product of the hyper-experimental 70s filmmaking, that Bowie ends up being the sturdy anchor to Nicholas Roeg's operatic carnival of the abstract.

Unlike Ken Russell, who is often weird for weirdness sake, Roeg casts a dreamlike spell with his imagery. Much of the film is of a type you wouldn't connect to my tastes. Scenes exist to leave an impression rather than make a point. The story is epic, but it develops so indirectly there are times you may feel it's slipping into incomprehension. However, that allows events to unfold like many small boxes filled with surprises. There's no telling which way things will go next. When it gets to the sex scene where the couple is getting off firing a gun towards each other while making love, it seems refreshingly normal in the moment.

Bowie keeps it centered and he plays it sad. He doesn't need to play up the action because his wild red hair and pale, fragile features are unworldly enough. (He looks too brittle to hold up under his situation.) He is Dorothy and we are the land of Oz, constantly offering him booze and sex and television, wearing down his resistance. He slowly gives up his dream until he becomes like us, a depressed, heavy drinker. Domesticated man.
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Re: Roeg, Nicholas
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2016, 11:18:43 AM »
Hi! ;D

My responses to what you wrote above were such a muddle they never turned into a coherent sentence. They were a part of the following half thoughts all mixed up;

- When I think of Ken Russell I think of Women in Love, The Devils and Altered States so I only see him as an underrated great director....
- Insignificance is really good but I saw it years ago....
- Did Roeg direct Insignificance? Oh.....
- I need to watch "The Man Who.." again. Feels like I saw it at school..."
- "Andy Warhol-hol-hol. As in HOLS"...

So nothing substantial.  ;D


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