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Here's a list off the top of my head:

The Turin Horse
Jeanne Dielman
Fat Girl
A Casa
On the Silver Globe
Syndromes and a Century
A Zed & Two Noughts
Liverpool
Trouble Every Day
Un Lac

It'll never be static, though.


Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:22 am
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Trouble Every Day

I recently watched this for the first time.

Gallo. <3

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The Turin Horse
Jeanne Dielman
Fat Girl
A Casa
On the Silver Globe
Syndromes and a Century
A Zed & Two Noughts
Liverpool
Trouble Every Day
Un Lac
I've seen 8 out of 10! :shock:

And I love 5 of the 8.

By the way, does the IMDb search bar work for anyone anymore? I just had to type "A Casa" into google search to find the IMDb page for it. :x

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Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:31 am
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I've seen 8 out of 10! :shock:
By the way, does the IMDb search bar work for anyone anymore? I just had to type "A Casa" into google search to find the IMDb page for it. :x

A Casa shows up buried beneath 30 'popular titles'. I think it has always been like this. Google is much smarter.


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I recently watched this for the first time.

Gallo. <3

I re-watched it the other week. It makes me feel so disgusting. :heart:


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I've seen only one of those... loved it though.

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Yeah, try searching for A Casa on Karagarga.

Romanian Electronica, anyone?

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I've seen 7 off of Maiden's list and 3 of Epi's and pretty much love all of them...

*updates 'to watch' list*

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I re-watched it the other week. It makes me feel so disgusting. :heart:
The fantasy scene on the airplane was kind of hot, but after that?!? :(

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A Casa shows up buried beneath 30 'popular titles'. I think it has always been like this. Google is much smarter.
It's gotten much worse lately.

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Maybe you should rewatch it first?!

Of course I haven't watched nearly as much as you have, and I admit my "list" has gotten very fluid in the last year. But if I had to name the ten I love the most at the moment, it might look like sort of like this (in no order):
Love Exposure
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Days of Eclipse
Syndromes and a Century

Red Beard
2046
Lady Vengeance
A Zed & Two Noughts
My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days
Or maybe like this:
Still Walking
Transe
The Philadelphia Story
A Serious Man
In a Year with 13 Moons
The Bird People in China
Henry Fool
Beau Travail
Birds Orphans Fools
The Science of Sleep
Haha. I can't make lists anymore.


Woah, Bird People in China, there's a surprise. I think the film's lovely, but yeah, pleasantly surprised to see it on some kind of list.


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Good lists. I recently started putting together a list of my favorite films. Didn't know it would be so difficult. Just went along listing movies I love from directors I like in any given order. So many films. Need to keep adding to it, but also start parring it down. Oh well. Could maybe pick out a top 10 or so from it though :P

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*updates 'to watch' list*
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Woah, Bird People in China, there's a surprise. I think the film's lovely, but yeah, pleasantly surprised to see it on some kind of list.
:heart: Yeah, I love that one so much! It's seriously underseen I think.

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Could maybe pick out a top 10 or so from it though :P
Do it!

I used to keep lists obsessively. But the more good films I see the more impossible it gets...

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My list has basically looked like this for 2 years now.

Fallen Angels
The Long Goodbye
J'ai pas sommeil
Au hasard Balthazar
Until The End of the World
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Don't Play With Fire
Eros + Massacre
Suspiria
Hiroshima mon amour


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Yoshida!

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J'ai pas sommeil
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I don't think my list will be static until I've seen all the movies.

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:heart: Yeah, I love that one so much! It's seriously underseen I think.

Most people just tend to dismiss Miike's films outright after they see some of his more violent or weird films, but that one's pretty special, rather sweet, eccentric film.


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The Long Goodbye homage in Drive is probably the most effective moment of allusion in the film, I noticed upon rewatch. Really made me want to revisit the Altman. Is that on blu yet?

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Most people just tend to dismiss Miike's films outright after they see some of his more violent or weird films, but that one's pretty special, rather sweet, eccentric film.
Or they love his violent weird ones and this one doesn't meet their expectations.

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What homage are you referring to, Fister? I didn't notice that.

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What homage are you referring to, Fister? I didn't notice that.


The scene when Driver confront Nino on the beach at night and he runs into the breaking waves of the ocean. Even his suit looks exactly like my memory of the Altman film.

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The Long Goodbye homage in Drive is probably the most effective moment of allusion in the film, I noticed upon rewatch. Really made me want to revisit the Altman. Is that on blu yet?

I don't believe so - It'd be an odd bird on blu though, one that'd need some care in updating, if some idiot removes the intentional filtering on the film, it'll be a pretty moot restoration.


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Hey, I've seen 3 films on your list, Maiden. That's suckier than I expected. The films are good, though I prefer a lot of Wes to Zissou and Unbelievable Truth to Henry Fool. Also probably Miller's to Serious Man. Unusually for me, I don't have any of those available to watch right now, but obviously going to prioritise the Sokurov, and then we'll see.


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Hey, I've seen 3 films on your list, Maiden.
That surprises me. As Bear so kindly pointed out, it's not a very obscure list.

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I'm not sure what to believe anymore!
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I like 25% of the four films I've seen on Bear's list.

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I like 25% of the four films I've seen on Bear's list.
:P

Fat Girl?

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Fat Girl?


Jeanne Dielman

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Jeanne Dielman
:shock: But you like Breillat! Jeanne Dielman is a film I appreciate, but cannot love.

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Jeanne Dielman in the cinema. :heart:


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:shock: But you like Breillat! Jeanne Dielman is a film I appreciate, but cannot love.

Same. Sometimes I feel like I'll get called out for being a philistine for holding this opinion. I really want to see other Akerman though.


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I like the lists of everyone who has posted one here in the past few hours. I should prioritize the films I haven't seen.


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Yeah, I've seen films by most of these directors, just not these ones.
I haven't seen anything off Bear's list :P


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Other Akerman are quite different.


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How would you even make a list? Or I mean to say that Miike being mentioned made me think that oh yes, of course, Gozu would make my list, but then I realised that I haven't seen it for three years or so and can't really remember as much of it as I should, and therefore putting it on any sort of list would feel like cheating the universe. Then I wept.


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Hotel Monterey!

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The scene when Driver confront Nino on the beach at night and he runs into the breaking waves of the ocean. Even his suit looks exactly like my memory of the Altman film.

Ooh, nice catch.

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I've seen 6 on Bear's list, and have Turin Horse on my computer. I like all of then a great deal, aside from maybe the Zulawski, but I'm eager to revisit that one.

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But you like Breillat!


Haven't seen that one yet.

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Jeanne Dielman is a film I appreciate, but cannot love.


It was tough sledding at first. Then it sunk in where Akerman was taking me, and the last third of the picture was paid off beautifully by the long setup.

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Jeanne Dielman in the cinema. :heart:
That would make a difference, I imagine. I saw it on Netflix Instant.
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Other Akerman are quite different.
Yes, and I appreciated La Captive, but didn't love it, haha.

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How would you even make a list? Or I mean to say that Miike being mentioned made me think that oh yes, of course, Gozu would make my list, but then I realised that I haven't seen it for three years or so and can't really remember as much of it as I should, and therefore putting it on any sort of list would feel like cheating the universe. Then I wept.
Lists are futile exercises in guesswork. But Gozu is awesome.

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I like all of then a great deal, aside from maybe the Zulawski, but I'm eager to revisit that one.
That one (Silver Globe) could easily have been on my list, probably should be. You have to try it again!

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How would you even make a list? Or I mean to say that Miike being mentioned made me think that oh yes, of course, Gozu would make my list, but then I realised that I haven't seen it for three years or so and can't really remember as much of it as I should, and therefore putting it on any sort of list would feel like cheating the universe. Then I wept.

I've seen everything on my list at least once in the last year, which helps.


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I think I've seen 17 of the 20 in the last two years, and most of them much more recently. It's just a snapshot, afterall.

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Flight of the Red Balloon
-Three Times
-Flowers of Shanghai
In the Mood for Love
The New World
The End of Summer
Hiroshima Mon Amour
La Notte
Syndromes and a Century
The Long Day Closes
Friday Night
Taste of Cherry

Tentative top 10 I suppose, with two bonus films thrown in, since they're basically my top three all together and to close to inseparable in my mind right now to emit, which leaves room for a few more. Also nothing from the 70s quite reaches, but Jeanne Dielman is really close. So is The Passenger... or Barry Lyndon or something. Once Upon A Time in the West is another that should really be in there.

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Mine is much less interesting.

Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)
Sherman's March (Ross McElwee, 1986)
Visitor of a Museum (Konstantin Lopushansky, 1989)
A Short Film About Love (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1988)
Naked (Mike Leigh, 1993)
Three Colors: Red (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1994)
Three Crowns of the Sailor (Raoul Ruiz, 1983)
Streetwise (Martin Bell, 1984)
Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)
Tokyo.Sora (Hiroshi Ishikawa, 2002)


I think I might like the 1980s. Lots of stuff I've considered moving up recently, though.

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The End of Summer
The Long Day Closes
Taste of Cherry
I really need to see these three.

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Same. Sometimes I feel like I'll get called out for being a philistine for holding this opinion.
And I meant to answer this. If someone calls me a philistine, who cares? But I seriously doubt that anyone whose opinion matters to me is going to criticize me for an opinion, as long as it's not closed-minded or belligerent.

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Tokyo.Sora (Hiroshi Ishikawa, 2002)
This sounds right up my alley.

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This sounds right up my alley.


In a lot of ways, it's similar to Roy Andersson's recent work, but with no sets and a distinct Japanese point of view.

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In a lot of ways, it's similar to Roy Andersson's recent work, but with no sets and a distinct Japanese point of view.
Ooh. I need to find a way to see this.

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For days I’ve been mulling over a fantastically strange movie from Estonia, and I’ve decided that if I wait until I fully understand it, I’ll never be able to share it here. The Temptation of St. Tony is a beautiful, funny, horrifying movie that feels sort of like a combination of Roy Andersson and David Lynch. The title character lives in a world of extreme economic disparity, surrounded by terrible people, and much closer than he’d ever realized to a scary underworld of pure evil. As he endures a series of disorienting trials, the world of the film gets crazier and crazier. Did I mention that it's beautiful? And the sound is amazing! As for what his temptation is… someone should watch it and then we can talk. So far, I’ve disagreed with everything I’ve read, which may mean I’m wrong; or, it may mean I understand guilt better than anybody else on the internet.

Is it a temptation to do bad? He's a symbol of a post-God clinging to goodness in Man and he suffers as a result, but you know how it ends. It's a terribly disturbing movie. I'm not sure I like it. I loved the first chapter, maybe more, when it was closer to Roy Andersson (or a light Tarr) sketches. When it delved into a Lynch/Grandrieux tone I actually started to lose interest, I think just because I was so enjoying the absurdity of the first few scenes that the more distressing absurdity (and even grim sincerity) that came felt disappointing. Maybe it's just that it started fleshing out the main guy's life; I found the wife and the new love interest really dull, even though by the end I saw how each figured into the narrative. Needs another viewing I think!

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You watched it! I can’t remember all my reasoning now, but I thought he was being tempted to think he was good. The man who wants to sit in his car says, “You’re a good man.” He has sex with the girl because he’s ‘saving’ her. And there’s something the ‘priest’ says, too, that I can’t remember. It’s his weakness, because it’s easy to feel superior to the more obviously horrible people around him. (But he still kills the dog and fires the workers and cheats on his wife.) It’s a very internal kind of temptation, and he can slide into it without realizing at all. The road to hell, etc. And in the end, they have him.

I just love the way this looks and sounds. And that scene where they're all dancing drunkenly at the party? Hahaha! I had a similar reaction to the changing tone the first time I watched it, but on a rewatch it seemed inevitable. And that nightclub clings like a nightmare.

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