“Ashes of Time Redeux” followed by “Romance of Astree and Celadon”
I just saw these films back to back at a festival and it was a very interesting and strangely fitting combination, one worth experiencing. I’d call it the ‘Unrequited Love Cross Dressing Period Double’.
i think i am sort of feeling “triumph of the will” followed by “the specialist” would be a pretty intense and interesting experience.
the What is Capitalism? Double Feature:
“Class Relations” (Straub/Huillet) followed by “Wall Street” (Oliver Stone)
sukiyaki western django followed by the proposition.
Perfect, Broncstud…I just loved The Proposition.
two films about nature’s revenge on human scientific/industrial ‘achievement’ (in totally different ways):
Renoir’s “Picnic on the Grass” followed by Shyamalan’s “The Happening”.
Sternberg’s Anatahan followed by Rossellini’s India: Matri Bhumi
Black Belt Jones followed by Sheba, Baby
Elia Kazan- On the Waterfront
Bernardo Bertolucci- Last tango in Paris
kiss of the spider woman followed by rashomon or the other way around
Triple Fantasy Feature:
“Red’s dream” by John Lasseter
“Lamp” by Roman Polanski
“The little match girl” by Jean Renoir
SEVEN + TAXI DRIVER
PSYCHO (HITCHCOCK) + PSYCHO (VAN SANT)
WHY DOES HERR R. RUN AMOK + THE GOALIES ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK
THE BICYCLE THIEF + PEEWEE’S BIG ADVENTURE
“The little match girl” (fragment):
A surrealist/dramatic/poetic experience :
Dead Man followed by Ghost Dog the way of the samurai
If you can stomach it Salo followed by irreversible.
West Side Story and Breakin’
Salo and The Dammed
Taxi Driver and I Stand Alone
Brazil and A Clockwork Orange
Man Who Fell to Earth and Purple Rain
Pretty Baby and Hardcore
Blue Velvet and Now Voyager
Eraserhead and The Fly
The Elephant Man and Freaks
Don’t Torture a Duckling and Blade in the Dark
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Titicut Follies
Bad Timing and Crimes of Passion
Paris, Texas and Days of Heaven
The Boys Next Door and Repo Man
Raging Bull and Somebody Up There Likes Me
Rocky III and Over The Top
Savage Streets and 52 Pick Up
Even Dwarfs Started Small and Freaks
Strozek followed by Eclisse
The Thin Man and The Fire Within
Alcoholism made glamorous then studied.
A night featuring Branded To Kill + Le Samouraï, or maybe Classe Tous Risques. That would definitely strike my fancy now.
Or, Omega Man + Soylent Green…just because I like Heston
At the moment, “Une Femme est une femme” and “Singin’ in the Rain”.
Ugetsu and Sansho the Bailiff
I would use place as a theme, and I also like the idea of matching old/new films. So, I was thinking it might be cool to show Renoir’s “The River”, and then Wes Anderson’s “The Darjeeling Limited”. I figure it might be appropriate, since apparently “The River” was an inspiration for Anderson when he was still writing “The Darjeeling Limited”.
‘last year at marienbad’ followed by ‘les enfants terribles’.
It is my goal to own and operate and independent movie theater by the time I am fifty. I plan on calling it The Preston. This is good practice for me.
1. What Would Warren Oates Do?…..Two-Lane Blacktop/Cockfighter
2. Movies about Movies……Sullivan’s Travels/Contempt
3. My Year of Flops (as I mentioned earlier, I’m a huge fan of The A.V. Club)…… Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story/Southland Tales
4. Lady for a Day….. Twentieth Century/Pygmalion
5. Stuff That White People Like…… Kicking & Screaming/Henry Fool
6. Hello, We’re Lonely….. The Shop Around The Corner/True Romance
7. Music Matters…… Fear of a Black Hat/Once
“The Holy Mountain” followed by “On The Silver Globe”
A night in Vienna:
-Reed’s “The Third Man” then Roeg’s “Bad Timing”.
Vienna is an odd place, apparently.
I’ve always wanted to do what Geronimo suggested and have a triple feature. Mine would be:
A FACE IN THE CROWD
BAMBOOZLED draws inspiration from the first two so directly (and Spike Lee is very frank in admitting this) that it would benefits from direct comparison to the other two. A FACE IN THE CROWD is a HUGELY underrated film, and gives a glimpse of the amazing, yet unfulfilled, promise that Andy Griffith had as a young actor. If you’ve never seen it, make sure you do. People talk about how NETWORK was ahead of its time in predicting the state mass media would come to, but considering when FACE was made, I think it’s easily the most remarkable and prescient of the three films.
Ooo Olivier what you mentioned about Wild Strawberries and Ikiru is great. Though I would really prefer Ikiru first in that set, as I feel you would really grasp and understand Victor Sjöström’s character in such a stronger light having seen Ikiru first.
Since watching films GREATLY depends on mood at the time, I’ll offer a few suggestions of films that would be great when watched as a double-feature:
2001: A Space Odyssey/Alien (Two great science fiction pieces that have their own likable differences from one another)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre/Rio Bravo (Showing the greed and depths of human nature followed by a very ‘happy’ film)
Fargo/The Shining (The starkness of human behavior followed by isolation)
I tried to really keep mood in mind. The state of your mood after watching the first one, especially in terms of pacing and length (though the sci-fi double would be quite long)
Oh and I’d definitely be visiting roor in between if you know what I mean haha
a little Transcendental Humanism goes great with a tub of popcorn! haha!
1. Breaking the Waves
3. Lilja 4-ever
red desert alongside stalker would make a great double bill. for some reason both seem to be set in the same cinematic world to me.