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It's taken me 5-months to get through my last 5 Director's, 5 Films (Part XI) list. The Penelope Spheeris films were all cool, I'm kinda fascinated by 'Suburbia' now. The Coen Bros films were good but not perfect, perhaps 'Miller's Crossing' sticks in my memory the most. I discovered I'm just not a Fellini fan, I didn't even love '8 1/2' (often a contender for "the greatest movie ever made"), they were a slog to get through. The Walter Hill films were all worth a watch but 'Geronimo' surprised me most. The Almodóvar films were a mixed bag but I've got a much better handle on his style now, 'The Skin I Live In' had the most impact.
For my 12th list of 25 films (https://letterboxd.com/tm2yc/list/5-directors-5-films-part-xii/) I'm going with:
Sam Peckinpah - I want to finish off the films in my "The Legendary Westerns" DVD boxset.
Ride the High Country 1962
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia 1974
The Ballad of Cable Hogue 1970
Straw Dogs 1971
Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron 1993
Adam Curtis - Time I got around to seeing his latest documentary and the final four I've missed.
Pandora’s Box 1992
The Living Dead 1995
The Mayfair Set 1999
The Century of the Self 2002
Can’t Get You Out of My Head 2021
Peter Bogdanovich - A couple of classics here and some curios.
Directed by John Ford 1971
The Last Picture Show 1971
Paper Moon 1973
At Long Last Love 1975
Martin Scorsese - These five will take me near to having seen all of his narrative feature films.
New York, New York 1977
After Hours 1985
The Color of Money 1986
The Last Temptation of Christ 1988
The Age of Innocence 1993
Woody Allen - Supposed to be five of his best and I've not seen them yet.
Annie Hall 1977
Stardust Memories 1980
Hannah and Her Sisters 1986
Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989
Deconstructing Harry 1997
(8 films are included in the 1001 films list I'm also watching through)
Wow, you've got a real treat waiting for you with Paper Moon
You mean, you're just starting? Blasphemy, we're already 15 days in!I'm going to attempt a 20 horror movie countdown for Halloween season. 14 I've never seen (including the new 'Halloween Kills') and 6 I want to rewatch:
Those are some real classics. Are you going to watch the Official fanedit of Raising Cain?I'm going to attempt a 20 horror movie countdown for Halloween season. 14 I've never seen (including the new 'Halloween Kills') and 6 I want to rewatch:
Call me crazy, but I felt compelled to make this list.
An attempt to create a comorehensive list of feature films that start with the word "They". Films simply called They are excluded (of which there are plenty). Ordered chronologically. What can we learn from this list? 1. There are a surprising amount of films that start with "They". 2. The trend...letterboxd.com
Interesting that Lucas kicked off the trend. No American Werewolf in London! That would be one of the first I'd think of.Nice. Something in a similar vein I was working on for a laugh but got bored when I realised there are hundreds and hundreds:
An incomplete list of 75 films with an 'American... something' title (up to the 2010s). There's loads more obscurities if you dig through Letterboxd. Looks like George Lucas really made this naming trend popular in 1973, then it went nuts from the 80s onwards. The decades break down like this...letterboxd.com
Ah, now you'll see the dreaded 1941. Who would've thought the great Toshihiro Mifune could be brought so low. The rest are all fine however, and I think you'll really like Empire of the Sun.Steven Spielberg - The last 5 of his 30 something movies which I've yet to see.
The Sugarland Express 1974
Empire of the Sun 1987
The Terminal 2004
Curious to see what you think of these, as I just went through a big Hitchcock run.Alfred Hitchcock - Five more to explore from my complete Hitch DVD/blu-ray collection.
The Man Who Knew Too Much 1934
I Confess 1953
Dial M for Murder 1954
The Trouble With Harry 1955
Not 100% on the new ones but old Ridley Scott used to be my fav director, and I think you're in for a treat. Even the 2nd one there is a solid little proto-Bodyguard thriller.Ridley Scott - I'm getting pretty close to seeing all his films with these five (including his 2 latest)
Someone to Watch Over Me 1987
Black Rain 1989
The Last Duel 2021
House of Gucci 2021
Woah! Had you not seen this?Akira Kurosawa - a more films to see from his length filmography, plus a doc about the man.
The Hidden Fortress 1958
I've seen it discussed so many times, that it feels like I have. Kurosawa's films aren't all that easy to see and expensive to buy in the UK.
Yeah that's what I mean. The BFI seem to perpetually have all the rights (to all his early stuff) and the films don't crop up much elsewhere. The BFI blu-ray boxset is very expensive, despite some lacklustre special features (IIRC). Plus I already own the Criterion Seven Samurai, so I don't need a second inferior copy. I plan on subscribing to the BFI player, which currently has HF.
I was pretty disappointed with how the BFI Seven Samurai looked.
I assume you have a region A copy of the criterion? I don't think it's had a release in the UK yet.