Kenji, I just looked that up and it seems your right about Scorsese. Veeeery interesting…
I think you know the answer to that one. Unfortunately, most Cup “discussions” take place between three or four people randomly in the middle of giant threads. Who would think to look for a discussion on the merits of a genre cup for next year on page six of a thread titled “Round 2 Schedule”?
Well the discussion was taking place in the time period immediately before the cup. I would say if you have any interest in contributing to the formation of how the cup will work you should look at the threads with active discussions in them in the “Directors’ Cup” section of the forum around that time. I mean you are participating in the cup discussions here and now. What if you weren’t? You still wouldn’t have known what was going on. You have to expect to have some level of participation to keep up with things. The discussion happened in the “The bracket and Round 1 matches” forum. You and everyone else can read it here if you want to see the arguments for and against the idea. By the end everyone had seemed to agree allowing managers to vote in any match their director wasn’t in should be allowed:
okay, my round 3 pick for Guerín is: Unas fotos en la ciudad de Sylvia
if anyone wants the streaming link now you can PM me, or wait till cecil puts it on the blog :)
and if you’re in the US, it’s an extra on the cinemaguild release of in the city of sylvia so you can probably netflix it
F.W. Murnau (The Last Laugh) vs Michael Winterbottom (Tristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story)
José Luis Guerín (Unas fotos en la ciudad de Silvia) vs Edwin (Dajang Soembi)
John Carpenter (Halloween) vs D.W.Griffith (The Sands of Dee)
Gustav Deutsch (Film ist. a girl & a gun) vs Kenji Mizoguchi (Street of Shame)
Rouben Mamoulian (Queen Christina) vs Hal Hartley (Surviving Desire)
Allan King (Who’s in Charge?) vs Ermanno Olmi (Keep Walking)
I have already seen one of these match-ups and I am already having trouble deciding who to vote for (Murnau v Winterbottom). I am also looking forward to watching a King film that I haven’t even heard of.
EDIT: I looked up Who’s in Charge on imdb and the director is listed as Sid Gerber, with Allan King as a producer.
Maybe that’s why I couldn’t find the King film. Does that count as a pick?
brilliant! there’s a question over who should get the main credit for a film called ’who’s in charge?‘!!! we’re playing straight into allan’s hands! :)
also, it seems to be a puppet show. who’s allan king’s manager? i love them. best viciously satirical choice of film in the whole cup so far in both name and content.
Allan King is managed by Canaletto.
I’ve picked my Panahi R3 film already, but I ain’t sayin yet. And my Landis pick will be decided between one of two depending on the outcome of R2’s match.
Yes, definitely. I’ve narrowed my R3 Lang pick down to 3 choices, but won’t be able to decide until I see how R2 shakes out.
My R3 pick for Michel Brault is Les Ordres.
Aleksei German – Khrustalyov, My Car!
Aleksei German (Khrustalyov, My Car!) vs Bernardo Bertolucci (Before the Revolution)
João Pedro Rodrigues (To Die Like a Man) vs Arturo Ripstein (The Holy Office)
Paul Verhoeven (Black Book) vs Michel Brault (Orderers)
Miklos Jansco (The Round Up) vs Grzegorz Królikiewicz (The Dancing Hawk)
Damn, I was hoping for Showgirls
Dude, I thought Deep Crimson was going to be used for Ripstein. I already watched it. :P
I want more.
If I’m reading the rules correctly, it looks like Lang is already a lock for round 4.
In that case, I’d like to use the opportunity to show one of Lang’s more underrated, less well-known films for the MUBI boards to reevaluate. I’ve picked one of his American films that I consider pretty strong, but that less than 10 people I’m Following have rated. Hopefully, it will qualify as a discovery even for fans of Lang’s most famous films.
My round 3 pick is House by the River.
My pick for round 3 is Marcel Carne’s Port of Shadows. Thank you to all 10 people who voted for Marcel Carne in round 2.
John Landis (Slasher) vs Louis Malle (Damage)
Marcel Carné (Port of Shadows) vs Fritz Lang (House By the River)
lovely. each title in both matches for group 7 complements its pair. sort of. enough to dreamily amuse…
Slasher is a treat
Pedro Costa – Colossal youth
Ulrich Seidl – Die letzten Männer
Jonas Mekas – Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania
Even though I created this thread, I wasn’t going to post my pick, because I’m paranoid about my opponent finding the perfect antithesis to Bunuel’s film. However, now I’m going to say that my round three pick is:
The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz
Bill Forsyth – Comfort & Joy (back to Scotland)
Slasher, by the way, is not a horror film or a comedy. It’s one of a handful of documentaries by John Landis, and my personal favorite. Thanks to Den for bringing it to my attention prior to the start of this competition, as I hadn’t seen it. It’s a prescient look at Capitalism.
Are people alright if Santropez changes their Round 3 film choice? They’re having trouble making subtitles for The Holy Office, so would like to switch to a film that they already have subtitles for.
Speak now or forever hold your peace.
@Cecil Will Nekomimi: Sure. João Pedro Rodrigues is ready for anything! ahah.