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What's your favorite film by John Sayles?

Return of the Secaucus Seven
1 (3.3%)
Lianna
0 (0%)
Baby It's You
1 (3.3%)
The Brother from Another Planet
1 (3.3%)
Matewan
8 (26.7%)
Eight Men Out
3 (10%)
City of Hope
1 (3.3%)
Passion Fish
1 (3.3%)
The Secret of Roan Inish
1 (3.3%)
Lone Star
4 (13.3%)
Men With Guns
0 (0%)
Limbo
1 (3.3%)
Sunshine State
1 (3.3%)
Casa de los babys
0 (0%)
Silver City
1 (3.3%)
Honeydripper
0 (0%)
Amigo
0 (0%)
Haven't seen any
6 (20%)
Don't like any
0 (0%)
Go For Sisters
0 (0%)

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Sayles, John
« on: October 16, 2010, 11:32:24 AM »
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Re: Director's Best: John Sayles
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2010, 11:34:42 AM »
1. Matewan
2. Lone Star

3. The Secret of Roan Inish
4. Go For Sisters


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Re: Director's Best: John Sayles
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2010, 11:49:28 AM »
City of Hope is so great.  And the DP is Robert Richardson.
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Re: Director's Best: John Sayles
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2010, 11:55:28 AM »
I was just discussing with my girlfriend how great Sayles is and yet how completely impossible it is to explain his career.  I love Secaucus 7 and Brother from Another Planet, but they don't seem like even remotely the same filmmaker who made Matewan and City of Hope, which I also love.
Lone Star might be my favorite, but I have an almost inexplicable fondness for Brother..., too.

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Re: Director's Best: John Sayles
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2010, 12:30:44 PM »
I've only seen Lone Star but it was great.

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Re: Director's Best: John Sayles
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2010, 12:50:55 PM »
1. Eight Men Out
2. Lone Star
3. City of Hope
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Re: Director's Best: John Sayles
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2010, 02:03:56 PM »
Secret of Roan Inish is the only one I've seen - I liked it a lot.

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Re: Director's Best: John Sayles
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2010, 04:13:10 PM »
Matewan
Lone Star

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Re: Director's Best: John Sayles
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2010, 10:38:21 PM »
Passion Fish, for sure.

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Re: Director's Best: John Sayles
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2010, 11:19:38 PM »
Matewan     
Eight Men Out    
Lone Star
City of Hope    
   
Casa de los babys    

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