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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%)

Total Members Voted: 29

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Re: Director's Best: John Sayles
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2010, 06:27:08 PM »
Matewan
The Secret of Roan Inish    
Eight Men Out
   

Lone Star
Return of the Secaucus Seven
Passion Fish    
Limbo    
Sunshine State


One of my favorite directors working today
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Re: Director's Best: John Sayles
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2010, 10:13:18 PM »
need to see Matewan then, pretty dominant. Voted for LONE STAR.

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Re: Director's Best: John Sayles
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2010, 10:17:35 PM »
Only seen two. Love Silver City (set and filmed in Colorado, and my first Danny Huston experience) and enjoy Eight Men Out.

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Re: Director's Best: John Sayles
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2011, 12:20:37 PM »
9. RETURN OF THE SECAUCUS 7
8. SILVER CITY
7. MATEWAN*
6. HONEYDRIPPER
5. LONE STAR
4. AMIGO
3. EIGHT MEN OUT
2. MEN WITH GUNS
1. SUNSHINE STATE

*(I really need to revisit this, as I seem to be the only person on the planet who doesn't dig it.)
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Re: Director's Best: John Sayles
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2011, 07:24:30 PM »
1. Lone Star
2. Matewan
3. City of Hope
4. Return of the Secaucus Seven
5. Eight Men Out
6. Limbo
7. Passion Fish
8. The Secret of Roan Inish
9. Baby It's You
10. The Brother From Another Planet
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Re: Sayles, John
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2013, 01:28:33 AM »
1. City of Hope
2. Eight Men Out
3. Matewan

4. Return of the Secaucus Seven
5. Lone Star
6. Lianna
7. Baby It's You

8. Silver City
9. Sunshine State
10. Men With Guns
11. Passion Fish
12. The Brother From Another Planet
13. The Secret of Roan Inish

14. Limbo



City of Hope was a laserdisc I owned. Would watch it over and over again. A beautiful marriage of screenwriting with cinematography brought the city and its citizens to pulsating life in a way his other city films have been able to match.

I've tried to wrap my head around, come to terms with and figure out the ambiguous ending of Limbo. I even heard Sayles talk about his reasoning, but it doesn't come across as anything more than one of the most frustrating endings to a film ever. This follows an already frustrating change of genres and focus in the 3rd Act.
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Re: Sayles, John
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2015, 12:57:50 PM »
Here's one of those polls I don't want to replace. I would love for John Sayles to come back and make a film worth consideration again. He used to be a favorite filmmaker of mine, but I don't know anybody that even watches his films now, so I'd rather not remove the votes of people who are not going to vote again.
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Re: Sayles, John
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2015, 02:24:14 PM »
Apparently he's written a mini-series for HBO?

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Re: Sayles, John
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2016, 09:57:29 AM »
1. Eight Men Out (3)
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Re: Sayles, John
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2016, 10:40:18 AM »
Sayles came to Del Mar College to screen LONE STAR recently, I really am sad I could not make it :(
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