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What's your favorite film by Anthony Asquith?

A Cottage on Dartmoor
1 (4.5%)
Pygmalion
2 (9.1%)
Freedom Radio
0 (0%)
Cottage to Let
0 (0%)
We Dive at Dawn
0 (0%)
The Demi-Paradise
0 (0%)
Fanny by Gaslight
0 (0%)
The Way to the Stars
2 (9.1%)
The Winslow Boy
0 (0%)
The Woman in Question
0 (0%)
The Browning Version
3 (13.6%)
The Importance of Being Earnest
3 (13.6%)
Carrington V.C.
0 (0%)
The Doctor's Dilemma
0 (0%)
Libel
1 (4.5%)
The Millionairess
0 (0%)
The V.I.P.s
0 (0%)
The Yellow Rolls-Royce
0 (0%)
other (specify)
0 (0%)
haven't seen any
10 (45.5%)
don't like any
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 21

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Asquith, Anthony
« on: October 21, 2010, 02:02:33 PM »
1. The Browning Version
2. Two Living, One Dead
3. The Way to the Stars
4. A Cottage on Dartmoor
5. Orders to Kill
6. Pygmalion
7. Underground
8. The Woman in Question
9. Shooting Stars

10. Cottage to Let
11. Court Martial
12. Fanny by Gaslight
13. The Importance of Being Earnest
14. Quiet Wedding
15. We Dive at Dawn
16. Dance Pretty Lady
17. The Final Test
18. The Winslow Boy

19. Libel
20. The Yellow Rolls-Royce



Pretty solid track record, almost always worth watching. Browning Version is one of the most touching and elegantly understated films I've ever seen, with a brilliant performance by Michael Redgrave.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2023, 03:05:27 PM by MartinTeller »

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Re: Director's Best: Anthony Asquith
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2010, 02:15:37 PM »
1. The Way to the Stars (A)
2. The Winslow B (B)
3. Pygmalion (B-)

It's been too long since I saw his Browning version.

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Re: Director's Best: Anthony Asquith
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2010, 02:18:44 PM »
Went with the great and visually splendid A Cottage on Dartmoor.  Browning was in my previous Top 100, but dropped out of my 2010 submission.  Didn't find it as moving as much as I used to.
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Re: Director's Best: Anthony Asquith
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2010, 03:03:25 PM »
Only seen Earnest.
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Re: Director's Best: Anthony Asquith
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2010, 03:09:14 PM »
1. Importance of Being Earnest
2. Pygmalion

Love Earnest, don't remember Pygmalion as well - it needs revisit.

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Re: Director's Best: Anthony Asquith
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2010, 03:33:58 PM »
Haven't seen any

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Re: Director's Best: Anthony Asquith
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2010, 04:06:17 PM »
The Importance of Being Earnest
if only for A handbag!

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Re: Director's Best: Anthony Asquith
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2010, 06:15:16 PM »
The Importance of Being Earnest
if only for A handbag!
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Re: Director's Best: Anthony Asquith
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2010, 06:18:54 AM »
Earnest then Browning.

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Re: Director's Best: Anthony Asquith
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2010, 06:45:21 PM »
Pygmalion
The Browning Version
The Winslow Boy


The Importance of Being Earnest

More people need to watch Pygmalion, especially those who think My Fair Lady is a good film.
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