I recently had this debate with a friend since I had an amazing one night stand a few night ago and fear that I will never experience that with this woman ever again. So any recommendations….
Claire Denis’ Friday Night (Vendredi Soir) is an amazing film. Told from the female perspective though.
Definitely not One Night Stand with Mike Figgis. Avoid that one!
^^By Mike Figgis, not with Mike Figgis.
anyway, it’s terrible, and i can’t think of any solid recommendations at the moment. sorry!
save the tiger had a pretty good one, although i’m not sure if it’s what you want to reinforce the view that one night stands are exhilarating
medicine for melancholy
How about “Love Story” ?
thanks for the recommendations. I was actually talking to her that night about how she needs to see Before Sunrise! I’m dead serious.
ps and One Night Stand is not bad at all. I know I’m pretty much alone on that one.
Love Story? They get married. That probably doesn’t count as a one night stand.
I second Brian’s pick, Before Sunrise.
How about “Alfie”? After Alfie’s one-night stand with some bird, she gets pregnant and he has to pay Denholm Elliott for a back street abortion. That’s a good one. The WAGES OF SIN and so on.
@OP— “I recently had this debate with a friend since I had an amazing one night stand a few night ago and fear that I will never experience that with this woman ever again. So any recommendations…”
Don’t sweat it, just find a new one. That’s the beauty of one night stands, right?
LOVE WITH A PROPER STRANGER- Great movie starring Stevie McQueen and Natalie Wood.
Wait, you’re not watching this with her, are you? Uh-oh…
My Night with Maud (Rohmer) is superb. With religious and moral scruples, Jean Louis Trintignant has the temptation of Francoise Fabian; decisions, decisions.
alright I know have a list and I gotta rent or buy: Friday Night, Medicine for Melancholy, Wags of Sin, Love with a Proper Stranger and My Night with Maud. These all sounds like essential viewing.
Good news though… I heard back from her and were gonna go see a film on saturday night. The film… “I Love You Phillip Morris”.
ps perhaps watching Before Sunrise afterwards should be part of the game plan.
Did you create this topic just so you could brag that you got laid the other night? :)
Seriously though, I second My Night at Maud’s. It’s one of my favorite movies, Eric Rohmer is the man
when did those Before Sunrise/Before Sunset become favourites of cinephiles exactly? Because i dont’ remember anyone raving about either of those films at the time of release, especially Before Sunrise. I remember people being disappointed with that one.
I’m going to second “Save The Tiger” because it’s a terribly underrated film by John G. Avildsen, a man who would go on to direct two of the most famous films of all-time: “Rocky” and “The Karate Kid”. But don’t expect “Save The Tiger” to be romantic and uplifting: it is ultimately cold and painful. However, the evening Jack Lemmon spends with Laurie Heineman is a fun scene and done with good nature. Jack Lemmon won the 1973 Academy Award for Best Actor for this one. It’s a great film about the loss of innocence, being out of step with a changing world and realising your dreams have evaporated and things will never be the same again. The final scene at the baseball diamond is pure brilliance. For Harry Stoner (Lemmon), the American Pastime as he remembers it is dead. For Harry Stoner, the American Dream is dead.
check out John and Mary with Hoffmman and Mia Farrow. they meet in a singles club and are remembering the night the next day…..
and you get to see her ass… lol
@ “Did you create this topic just so you could brag that you got laid the other night? :)
Seriously though, I second My Night at Maud’s. It’s one of my favorite movies, Eric Rohmer is the man”
^^Next he’ll be complaining once it become a real ‘relationship’ ha-ha! Then you can watch FREEBIE. Just kidding…
But yeah, I third MY NIGHT AT MAUDS’- awesome film. Thanks Kenji for bringing that up!
HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR
PLAY MISTY FOR ME – scary shit!
Ryan… this was my first one night stand in my entire life. So now I was trying to brag or anything. Sorry if it came off that way. I was just really crushed that I would never have sleep with her ever again and wanted a film on the topic.
Joks… I think Before Sunrise became more admired as a rental. It seems that for the past ten years many critics have talked it up as being a solid film about Generation X. I remember many critics being excited about the couples cameo in “Waking Life” and wondered if another film was possible and then surprisingly it did.
Mark… My dad loves that film. It’s one of his fav Lemmon performances.
John and Mary is also on my essentials list.
Noel… the second time did not go as planned.