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I want more order in my film viewing, so rather than jumping around all over the place cinematically,
I have devised this gimmick in order to force myself to explore a portion of a director's work at once.
In this way, I will: view supposedly lesser (or just underseen) films from directors I already know and
love, thrustfully break my virginity with a few filmmakers unknown to me, have the ability to compare
and contrast while the memories are fresh, and be able to choose a film to watch with ease.
The irony is that in finding order I leave it to chance; the roll of a die.

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I developed a list of applicable filmmakers, and used an online randomiser to, well, make the order
entirely random. To play, I go down the list one by one, rolling a die to determine how many of said
director's films I must watch before moving on. At least two films, at most five. One isn't enough to
denote a "movement" and so when this is rolled, I jump down the list 20 places starting at the director
rolled upon. To give the guys at the bottom a chance. So what about a roll of six? I thought six might
be too many films to leave in the game, so instead I roll the die again and play a "Sixer" round: a
viewing of two films of whatever the number corresponds to (shown below). That's the gimmick. The
rest consists of me returning here to write a bit on each film. There will be images.

Naturally, if I roll a six I don't skip that director I rolled it on, I just play him after the Sixer round.

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1. Raoul Ruiz (3)
◊ Popular Films (2)
2. Alfred Hitchcock (2)
3. Shôhei Imamura (5)
4. Erich von Stroheim (4)
◊ Short Films (2)
5. Miklós Jancsó
6. Raymond Bernard
7. Lav Diaz
8. Koreyoshi Kurahara
9. Nicholas Ray
10. Luc Moullet
11. Michelangelo Antonioni
12. Dušan Makavejev
13. Yoshishige Yoshida
14. Satyajit Ray
15. Yasuzo Masumura
16. Abel Ferrara
17. Andrzej Wajda
18. Ken Jacobs
19. Chantal Akerman
20. Julián Hernández
21. Sharunas Bartas
22. Brillante Mendoza
23. Nagisa Ôshima
24. Hiroshi Shimizu
25. Frederick Wiseman
26. Nobuhiro Suwa
27. Vera Chytilová
28. Alexander Korda
29. Glauber Rocha
30. Claude Chabrol
31. Aleksandr Sokurov
32. Hector Babenco
33. Yasujirô Ozu
34. Frantisek Vlácil
35. Orson Welles
36. Mikio Naruse
37. F.W. Murnau
38. Shunji Iwai
39. Josef von Sternberg
40. R.W. Fassbinder
41. Peter Watkins
42. Kenji Mizoguchi
43. René Clément
44. Konstantin Lopushansky
45. Jean Rouch
46. Jean-Pierre Melville
47. Shuji Terayama
48. Krzysztof Zanussi
49. Jacques Rivette
50. Kazuo Hara
51. Chris Marker
52. Sacha Guitry
53. István Szabó
54. Philippe Garrel
55. Manoel de Oliveira
56. Ermanno Olmi
57. Jean Renoir
58. Seijun Suzuki
59. Allan King
60. Elia Kazan
61. Boris Barnet
62. William Klein
63. Max Ophüls
64. Jean-Luc Godard
65. Basil Dearden
66. Emilio Fernández
67. Frank Borzage
68. Wim Wenders
69. D.W. Griffith
70. Carmelo Bene
71. Roberto Rossellini
72. Marcel L'Herbier
73. Zoltán Fábri
74. Dariush Mehrjui
75. Tengiz Abuladze

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Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:51 pm
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Awesome. :)

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Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:54 pm
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Awesome. :)

Ruiz #1 :D

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Ruiz #1 :D


I hadn't run down the list yet, but yay. :D

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Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:56 pm
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Holy fuck.


Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:02 pm
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It's so beautiful.


Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:04 pm
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This is going to be amazing.

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Ohh, creative... and green.


Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:11 pm
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Haha, rolling it made me anxious.

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Do we get to see what films you'll be watching, or are you gonna make us wait?

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Do we get to see what films you'll be watching, or are you gonna make us wait?

Uh...I might let the thread know what they are in advance, I might not. Depends if I know.

I have those four contemporary Ruiz's you rec'd me recently, so maybe three of those! Or I could span it out. Oh yes, I got The Territory last week.

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Uh...I might let the thread know what they are in advance, I might not. Depends if I know.

I have those four contemporary Ruiz's you rec'd me recently, so maybe three of those! Or I could span it out. Oh yes, I got The Territory last week.


I say mix it up a bit. Some contemporary, some earlier. I'm greatly anticipating your thoughts. :)

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Brightside wrote:

I say mix it up a bit. Some contemporary, some earlier. I'm greatly anticipating your thoughts. :)

I'm greatly anticipating your coh- umm, yeah, I'll mix it up.

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It's like my whole life has been leading up to this point...

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Order? It comes as a result of investing such power in the roll of a die, and at the expense of all control and free will...I consider this to be a suicide mission.


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Cool.

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Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:04 am
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Novel idea. I wish you luck.

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This is amazing, iluvudie.

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Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:53 am
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It's like Liar's Dice! Except entirely different. And with more Ruiz.

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You should use the I Ching to determine the frame of mind you're going to be in in order to watch the films. That way, you will slowly start to believe that the films you watch are a figment of your imagination.

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Cool! I'll be watching. And Ruiz #1 :up:

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Die?


Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:37 am
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You want to watch as much Mikio Naruse as you can. Fuck those other direcors.


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You've outdone yourself this time, Trip.

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Awesome idea. :up:


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I feel alive.


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Trip, you have formalized what I feel every time I go to the library to borrow a movie: seeing what I will enjoy is a crap shoot.

I'll be watching your reports of watching.

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Wow this is ambitious. I hope you make it to number 35 at least.


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I'm here.


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This looks to be wonderful. :heart:

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Can I be the poster that gives you my idiosyncratic fave?

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Thanks everybody! Going to a friend's tonight, can't start :\

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Can I be the poster that gives you my idiosyncratic fave?

I haven't figured this out yet. Also, it's two faves.

We'll sort that out when it happens, if it does.

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Can't wait till you get to Yoshida and Akerman.

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This thread sucks already.

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Derninan wrote:
I feel alive.

I'm slowly dying. Need an entry!


Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:16 am
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This is already going to require a incomprehensible amount of time to complete. Why not delay it more?


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This is already going to require a incomprehensible amount of time to complete. Why not delay it more?


Makes sense.

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The Territory (1981)

Ruiz is tougher to peg down than most filmmakers. Certainly he seems to be interested in unusual narratives,
or conventional narratives made complicated, often by the surreal. I get the impression he likes to spin his
films, and his joy is in the spinning. He investigates, but it's often (always?) beside the point that he find
answers, if he does. Whether all this is an accurate pigeonholing of an artist who rather seems to avoid just
that, I don't know as of yet. So what is The Territory? It's not much of an investigation, but there are signs and
symbols, and some mystery. As for its narrative, it's a linear progression of events deranged skillfully by its
surrealism. Considering the stagnant nature of the premise, in which our hikers become desperately lost inside
a sort-of metaphysical forest, the film appropriately (and maybe at times tryingly) stagnates as well. By this I
mean it formally compliments, or should I say it accentuates, the maddening dead-endedness of the situation.
The situation itself is harder to discern. Maybe there's nothing supernatural about the forest and their forever
searching a way out follows The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie's endless road to finding somewhere to eat.
Thus, it may simply be a narrative ploy to mount this bizarre tale of group dynamics and human morals in
disarray. The aesthetic becomes poisoned over time with colourful overlays further removing us from the
comparatively sane (but still unsettling) first act. The acting must be mentioned. It's just as odd as anything
else in the movie. It's certainly "bad" in the traditional sense, but it's also so, so right. What's striking is that
one of the actresses delivers a genuinely great and unexpected monologue towards the end full of insecure
nuance. Ultimately, I'm still not sure what The Territory is about, but I liked whatever it was.

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Best thread ever.

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Mm, I'd love to explore more Ruiz. Have only seen Klimt & it was looovely.

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I'm going to watch the hell out of that film sometime soon. It's time for another Ruiz binge.

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More or less my thoughts too. :)


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Mm, I'd love to explore more Ruiz. Have only seen Klimt & it was looovely.
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More or less my thoughts too. :)

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This thread is already amazing. It's mind-boggling just how good it's going to get! :)

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Thanks guys.

I hope I don't roll a 5 on Lav Diaz :\

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Thanks guys.

I hope I don't roll a 5 on Lav Diaz :\

It's worth it.


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Great write-up. I may watch that tonight. Ruiz mentioned he wanted it to feel like B movie, so that would explain the acting, most likely.

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I forgot to mention, though it seems Epi did in his blog write-up, that Wim Wenders curiously borrowed the entire cast and crew of The Territory for his The State of Things, which is about the making of a movie set in the woods. Absolutely have to watch it now.

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Leftover film stock from The State of Things was used to film Stranger Than Paradise. The circle of cinema!

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