I’m not dying to see movies, I’m seeing movie to die. Eventually mine organs will give out and I’ll lose contiousness to soon after die.
LOL Anon :):) ..I wonder which film would you like to be taking with you on your last breath into the wide blue yonder.
“Prince of Broadway” Sean Baker (2010)
@Tripzone: Hopfully I’ll be watching The Seven Samurai when I suffer a sudden, fatal heart attack.
I would like to be watching that scene of the train on the horizon in Days of Heaven as I drift off and out ..:)
My life is not complete until I see London after Midnight.
Since it’s destroyed, I will never die.
(Sorry Cedric, I see you have a good thread going here, don’t want to destroy it with snark but couldn’t resist the joke).
I have sort of gotten out of the mode of hunting down stuff, preferring to watch the good stuff that’s still available. But I’m dying to go to another experimental film festival, since I haven’t been to one in a while.
At least you’ve got humour, but I’d prefer the posts to contain movies. (and not films yet to be released or titles one can purchase through amazon. I mean “works you can’t easily find to download or watch.”)
London after Midnight is available as a restored form that contains stills that imply or assume what the story was supposed to be like, but otherwise is unavailable in a complete form. Basically, people are hoping we’ll have a Passion of Joan of Arc like discovery of a forgotten print or something, but otherwise I am dying to see the complete version, which is not easily found or downloadable to watch.
I Am an Ox, I Am a Horse, I Am a Man, I Am a Woman (Sally Potter, 1990, UK)Disgraced Monuments (Laura Mulvey, 1996, UK)Taiga (Ulrike Ottinger, 1992, Germany)I, Grandmother, Illiko & Illarion (Tengiz Abuladze, 1962, Georgia)A Necklace for My Beloved (Tengiz Abuladze, 1971, Georgia)The Open-Air Museum (Tengiz Abuladze, 1972, Georgia)Khareba da Gogia (Giorgi Shengelaya, 1987, Georgia)
An English version of “Taiga” can be bought on Ulrike Ottinger’s website. Due to the length of the film (501 minutes) it’s pretty expensive though, she charges € 180,00.
thanks marc. but that is a little out of my price range…though understandable…(i guess i’m not completely dying yet) i’ll just hope that some institution near me decides to screen it one day…..
Les aventures d’Arsène Lupin (1957) Jacques BeckerBorn to Be Bad (1950) Nicholas RayCombat d’amour en songe (2000) Raoul Ruiz
Wu Wenguang’s 1966, My Time in the Red Guards (1993): I want to see others by him that I haven’t yet been able to find, but this one especially. Fellow contemporary and documentary filmmaker Hu Jie mentions Wu’s documentary as perhaps one of the first that addressed the subject matter.
Shirin Neshat’s Rapture (1999) and The Last Word (2003): With the release of her first feature Women Without Men last year, I thought there would be more notice of her earlier short films… Hopefully they’ll be available soon…
Paulin Soumanou Vieyra’s short film Afrique-sur-Seine (1957): It predates Ousmane Sembène’s Black Girl, and is about a group of African immigrants in Paris from the information I’ve come across. (I don’t think I’ll ever get to see this one. :()
Yasujiro Shimazu’s First Steps Ashore (1932), Okoto and Sasuke (1935), The Lights of Asakusa (1937) and So Goes My Love (1938): I mention these Shimazu titles in particular that I want to see because they screened at Berlin/HKIFF earlier this year. Maybe this means they’ll become more available…
Harun Farocki’s earlier films, in particular Between Two Wars (1978, his first feature) and The Taste of Life (1979): I’ve been fond of the films I’ve seen from him so far, but curious about his earlier efforts.
La Casa del Angel (Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, 1957, Argentina)Flower in Hell (Shin Sang-ok, 1958, South Korea)A Wife Confesses (Yasuzo Masumura, 1961, Japan)The Cat in the Bag (Gilles Groulx, 1964, Canada)The Guns (Ruy Guerra, 1964, Brazil)The Mongols (Parviz Kimiavi, 1973, Iran)The Man Who Envied Women (Yvonne Rainer, 1985, USA)Faat Kine (Ousmane Sembene, 2000, Senegal)Close So Close (Stella Theodoraki, 2002, Greece)
Some of these, only a matter of the lack of English subtitles :(.
Myra, I too hope that those Shimazu titles will become more readily available. I’m a fan of the one I have seen: Okoto and Sasuke. By the way, First Steps Ashore, his first talkie, is said to be a reworking of von Sternberg’s The Docks of New York. And three more Shimazu films were presented at another fest recently — May Tomorrow Be Fine (1929), The Belle (1930) and Love, Be with Humanity (1931) — which at least proves that they do in fact still exist.
Farocki’s Zwischen zwei Kriegen / Between Two Wars appeared on DVD in Germany last year as part of a massive box set devoted to the filmmaker.
A von Sternberg influence! Oh, that sounds wonderful. Our Neighbour, Miss Yae is a wonderful film, and I’ve been wanting to watch more Shimazu ever since — the only other one I’ve been able to see being The Trio’s Engagements. I amend my previous list then to include the additional titles you mentioned which screened recently. :) By the way, thanks for submitting Okoto and Sasuke to the database too. :)
Didn’t know that about the Farocki boxset! A 20-film set, with works of his ranging from 1967 to 2005. Wow… 924 minutes of Farocki in total! For anyone following this, information on the boxset can be found here (from absolut MEDIEN).
Thanks for all the information Arsaib. :)
only one… Okaeri.
any any any dammit any films by Nathaniel Dorsky
so unfair that if you don’t live anywhere near some big liberal arts city you’re never going to see some films. :(
The Illusionist! I’ve been wanting another Sylvain Chomet movie for a while now. The theatre near by has had it listed as coming soon for the longest time
@twodeadmagpies: You can rent prints of Dorsky’s films at MoMa, Canyon Cinema & The Pacific Film Archive if you feel adventurous… we could share the shipping & rent cost ;)
great idea grey! i know that chasing butterflies and ubu really want to see his films too, so if we rope them in we can really get the shipping costs between the states, england, india and ukraine right down! then i’ll only need to win two lotteries :P
Love Letters by William Dieterle (1945)
Days and Nights by Henry Barakat (1955)
The Vagabond King by Michael Curtiz (1956)
Eruption by Liviu Ciulei (1957)
Silence of the Heart by Lester James Peries (1969)
Postcards With Wild Flowers by Andrei Blaier (1974)
In the Highest of Skies by Silvano Agosti (1977)
Variations on the Same Theme by Antouanetta Angelidi (1977)
The Abandoned Field: Free Fire Zone by Nguyen Hong Sen (1979)
Broken Marriage by Ishmael Bernal (1983)
Maruja in Hell by Francisco J. Lombardi (1983)
Hanoi-Winter 1946 by Nhat Minh Dang (1997)
Raul Ruiz – The Blind Owl (1987). i love the short story it’s based on so much..but cant find the movie anywhere.
Yawar Mallku (1969)
La Nacion Clandestina (1989)
Both by Jorge Sanjines
Children in the Wind (1937)
I really want to see Secret Scandal by Monica Vitti. It’s the only film she ever directed and the last film that she starred in, but I can’t find anything about it.
Dying to see the Tintin movie this Christmas!! I know i’m probably a dork but the Tintin books were a huge favorite of mine when I was a kid and having Speilberg in the director’s chair is very exciting!
Dying to see the Tintin movie this Christmas!! I know i’m probably a dork but the Tintin books were a huge favorite of mine when I was a kid and having Speilberg in the director’s chair is a huge freakin bonus!