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What's your favorite film by John Schlesinger?

A Kind of Loving
1 (5.6%)
Billy Liar
3 (16.7%)
Darling
1 (5.6%)
Far from the Madding Crowd
0 (0%)
Midnight Cowboy
7 (38.9%)
Sunday Bloody Sunday
0 (0%)
The Day of the Locust
0 (0%)
Marathon Man
4 (22.2%)
Yanks
0 (0%)
Honky Tonk Freeway
0 (0%)
The Falcon and the Snowman
0 (0%)
The Believers
0 (0%)
Madame Sousatzka
0 (0%)
Pacific Heights
0 (0%)
The Innocent
0 (0%)
Cold Comfort Farm
0 (0%)
Eye for an Eye
0 (0%)
The Tale of Sweeney Todd
0 (0%)
The Next Best Thing
0 (0%)
haven't seen any
2 (11.1%)
don't like any
0 (0%)
other
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 17

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Re: Schlesinger, John - Director's Best
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2011, 04:30:46 PM »
5. THE DAY OF THE LOCUST
4. PACIFIC HEIGHTS
3. MARATHON MAN
2. MIDNIGHT COWBOY
1. THE FALCON & THE SNOWMAN

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Re: Schlesinger, John - Director's Best
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2011, 07:43:34 PM »
Midnight Cowboy
Sunday Bloody Sunday


Marathon Man
Yanks
The Falcon and the Snowman


Honky Tonk Freeway
Pacific Heights
The Believers


Madame Sousatzka
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Schlesinger, John
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2014, 01:24:27 PM »
1. Midnight Cowboy
2. The Day of the Locust
3. Marathon Man
4. Far From the Madding Crowd
5. The Falcon and the Snowman

6. Billy Liar
7. A Kind of Loving
8. Sunday, Bloody Sunday
9. Darling
10. Honky Tonk Freeway
11. Pacific Heights
12. Terminus

13. Cold Comfort Farm
14. The Believers
15. Eye for an Eye
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Re: Director's Best: John Schlesinger
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2015, 04:05:52 PM »
I've only seen Marathon Man.  Midnight Cowboy is one of my shames.
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Re: Schlesinger, John
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2016, 10:11:50 AM »
1. Billy Liar (3)
2. Midnight Cowboy (3)
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Re: Schlesinger, John
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2021, 03:55:20 PM »
The Day of the Locust (1975)
★ ★ ★ - Good
A look at 1930s Hollywood in full glamour, all the while the darkest, most immoral decay waits beneath. I now want a list of all the overproduced films from this era because they're worth watching for their few moments of greatness. This has more than a few, the first 45-minutes clicks along beautifully. It fills me with nostalgia for Hollywood's golden age, while there's an undertow so dark, David Lynch has built a whole career on it. After that is a fair amount of drift, but there's still a fascination. High points certainly include an epic disaster on a film set and a Hollywood premiere that transforms into a surreal apocalypse. I thought I was ready for the ending, but I was not. I don't think there's a director working today who could match it under the current studio system.

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Re: Schlesinger, John
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2021, 06:11:22 PM »
Hmm, might have to bump that up in my watchlist a few hundred spots.

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Re: Schlesinger, John
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2021, 01:46:03 AM »
Locust is sitting really well with me. It may replace Apocalypse Now as my go-to example of a Mess-terpiece.

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Re: Schlesinger, John
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2021, 03:17:45 AM »
Midnight Cowboy, 75˚
Billy Liar, 60˚
Madame Sousatzka, 45˚

Marathon Man, 40˚
The Falcon And The Snowman, 35˚
The Day Of The Locust, 30

Pacific Heights, 15˚
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Re: Schlesinger, John
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2022, 10:15:12 PM »
Updated Rankings

A Kind of Loving (1962)
★ ★
Typical of my reaction to British kitchen sink dramas, admire the performances but my engagement is very low.


Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)
★ ★ ★ - Okay
The sexiest cast from Britain in the 1960s? Julie Christie is romantically involved with Alan Bates, Peter Finch and Terence Stamp, Starts as a deliberately-paced pastoral with epic sweep, but surreal touches seep into the back half that hint at the director's creative peak just ahead. 

 

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