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@Sharon: I haven't seen all of Kubrick's films, but imho Dr. Strangelove and A Clockwork Orange are better than 2001. A lot of peope forget about The Age of Innocence when discussing Scorsese, but it is an excellent movie that showcases his versatility as a director. Compare The Age of Innocence to Bringing Out the Dead, and you get an idea of his range as an artist. I'm so glad this thread is back!
@bronsteinitz: Yes, I agree the lists are much more appealing to the cinephile, than to people who don't watch films in that way.
@Lisa: Overall it does appear as you say, that the films represented are "groundbreaking". And Tarkovsky's opinion of "Solaris" being the "worst film he ever made" was a pretty darn good film!
@electricpawn: Yes, to see "Taxi Driver", then see "The age of innocence", is like watching two entirely different directors!
I've always thought Scorsese was creepy, because most of his films were pretty creepy to me
Hilarious! Other directors who are nice in a creepy way:
Cecil B DeMille
I don't know why I'm not creeped out by Alfred Hitchcock? Seems I should be, but he has grandpap charm. Polanski and little girls. Lucas and Howard the Duck/Jar-Jar Binks. DeMille and God with a whip conducting orgies
Otto Preminger, Austrian director. The only movie I've seen that he directed was Laura, which I liked. Also liked the theme song which is sort of a jazz standard. What he did that was creepy was to play creepy Nazi officers in WWII American propoganda movies. Many of his actors in films he directed complained of poor treatment and cruelty.
I didn't know that about Otto Preminger, electricpawn. I really liked "Laura", as well. I've read similar things about Erich von Stroheim, and Michael Curtiz(he directed "Casablanca", and he is also known for putting actors and animals in danger during his productions. At least on one occasion, his irresponsible productions caused the death of extras, from what I remember).
Thanks for the link to that story, electricpawn!
Given up trying to track everyone's offerings after page 28 so would just like to second (or add one more to) the following films:
Oldboy, Leon, Seven Samurai, Reservoir Dogs, Blade Runner.
Not seen these mentioned thus far:
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind where Jim Carrey plays against type (thankfully) and School of Rock / Airplane! appeals to the kid in me.
It is hard to believe we're on page 132!
@IQ_Lackov: It seems many people have a high regard for "Oldboy", but I stopped watching it when he was eating a live octopus. Gross!
Here are a couple documentaries that you can watch on the interwebs. The first is called "Hollywood: A celebration of the American silent film". It is excellent, and I've watched it a couple of times. It's narrated by James Mason(love his voice). Here is the link to the playlist:
The other documentary I'm watching now. It is called "Cinema Europe", and it is narrated by Kenneth Branaugh. The playlist doesn't go in order, so you can follow this link to the other parts:
I apologize for the "Cinema Europe" link not having two of the six parts(I just found out the link is missing part 4 after I just finished watching saw part 3, also part 6 is missing).
Edit: I found part 4! Here:
This is by far the best topic on this site...of course, being a movie lover I am more than a tad biased. LOL
Here are a few I've seen recently, and loved.
1. The Magic of Belle Isle
2. War Horse
3. The Artist
4. Perfume- The Storey of a Murderer
...and a few great documentaries are-
5. Too Big To Fail
6. Stephen Hawkings-The Grand Design 1-3 (3 parts)
7. Chasing Madoff
Hi jesterville! Thank you, I have not heard of the Stephen Hawking documentary
The Steven Hawkings doc is a three part that was aired on the Discovery Channel...a must see for those cosmic lovers like myself. You can download this for free on "Pirate Bay"...just make sure you have a peer blocker programme running to hide your IP Address.
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