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What's your favorite by Frederick Wiseman?

Haven't seen any
6 (33.3%)
Don't like any
1 (5.6%)
Titicut Follies
2 (11.1%)
High School
2 (11.1%)
Law and Order
0 (0%)
Hospital
0 (0%)
Basic Training
0 (0%)
I Miss Sonia Henie
0 (0%)
Essene
0 (0%)
Juvenile Court
0 (0%)
Primate
0 (0%)
Welfare
1 (5.6%)
Meat
0 (0%)
Canal Zone
0 (0%)
Sinai Field Mission
0 (0%)
Manoeuvre
0 (0%)
Model
0 (0%)
Seraphita's Diary
0 (0%)
The Store
0 (0%)
Racetrack
0 (0%)
Multi-Handicapped
0 (0%)
Deaf
0 (0%)
Adjustment For Work
0 (0%)
Blind
0 (0%)
Missile
0 (0%)
Near Death
0 (0%)
Central Park
0 (0%)
Aspen
0 (0%)
Zoo
0 (0%)
High School II
0 (0%)
Ballet
1 (5.6%)
La Comédie-Française ou L'amour joué
0 (0%)
Public Housing
0 (0%)
Belfast, Maine
0 (0%)
Domestic Violence
0 (0%)
The Last Letter
0 (0%)
Domestic Violence 2
0 (0%)
The Garden
0 (0%)
State Legislature
1 (5.6%)
La danse
3 (16.7%)
Boxing Gym
0 (0%)
Crazy Horse
0 (0%)
At Berkeley
0 (0%)
The Last Letter/Zyklon Portrait/The Walnut Tree
0 (0%)
National Gallery
1 (5.6%)
In Jackson Heights
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 18

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Wiseman, Frederick
« on: October 30, 2010, 01:59:15 PM »
1. High School
2. Titicut Follies
3. The Store


Would like to see more.



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Re: Wiseman, Frederick - Director's Best
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010, 02:00:27 PM »
Haven't seen any

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Re: Wiseman, Frederick - Director's Best
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2010, 02:02:23 PM »
Gets my vote as the greatest American filmmaker of all time. 
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Re: Wiseman, Frederick - Director's Best
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2010, 06:22:08 PM »
Only seen La danse but really liked it.
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Re: Wiseman, Frederick - Director's Best
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2010, 10:33:17 PM »
Primate
La Danse

High School


Can't wait to explore more. Clearly pretty fantastic.

(La Danse is currently in Melbourne cinemas! :o)

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Re: Wiseman, Frederick - Director's Best
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2010, 12:44:49 AM »
Welfare
Public Housing
Domestic Violence
High School

Model
State Legislature


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Re: Wiseman, Frederick - Director's Best
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2010, 03:04:14 AM »
Have not seen any

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Re: Wiseman, Frederick - Director's Best
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2010, 03:34:14 AM »
Only seen High School, but it's really good.

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Re: Wiseman, Frederick - Director's Best
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2010, 10:50:07 AM »
1. Titicut Follies


Would like to see High School and maybe some others.

Same here. I was bummed I missed La Danse and Boxing Gym when they played here recently.

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Re: Wiseman, Frederick - Director's Best
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2011, 11:46:24 PM »

High School II Frederick Wiseman, 1994

Whereas an overall theme and stuff could be worked out from the original High School, this thing just boggles the mind. It's 3 hours plus of nothing but teachers and students hashing it out. You go into the classrooms and you see a student talking to a teacher about her paper. You stay there for five minutes as he speaks to her about the things she could change. You drop in at a meeting between teachers as they discuss a conference that one of the teachers attended and her concerns about the academic competitiveness that she felt they were not preparing the students for. You change it up and witness a scene between students as one of them talks about how his life has changed now that he's become a father. You then go to a small classroom where two upperclassmen are helping two younger students settle a dispute. This school environment isn't about how to maintain order or teaching the students how to accept it. Instead the school espouses "habits of mind." The film is indeed a behemoth, but I liked how it concerned itself so explicitly on the mundaneness of its mock congress debates, safe sex workshops, etc. Indeed the film reminded me a lot of situations that I've personally gone through thanks to my job. Or, rather, it just captured the general ambience of the classroom. Which then made me think about my own position and my own experiences and made me reflect on how I could do better or how much I sucked. It was one of those. I cannot be a Nation Builder.