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Sex in the movies: Disturbing? over 4 years ago
As long as it’s not just randomly thrown in there for no real reason at all (which is sadly the case for a lot of films), then I see no problem showing a little skin.
Who do you think the most overrated director is? over 4 years ago
Peckinpah, no contest.
Movies That Should Be In the Criterion Collection over 4 years ago
There’s a lot of films I’d like to see make it into the collection, but to start off…
Out 1 (so I can, and other people, can finally SEE IT)
Los Olvidados (don’t know why they haven’t released this yet)
Chimes at Midnight
Vivre sa vie (seriously, Janus Films already rereleased it; what are you guys waiting for?)
Barton Fink (I think it would be neat)
The Man Who Wasn’t There
some sort of Andy Warhol collection
Kings of the Road
There’s a whole lot more, but you get the idea.
Collaboration needed over 4 years ago
What kind of writing? And I do indeed mean that in a good way.
Jack Kerouac / Walter Salles over 4 years ago
I would rather see Wim Wenders or Wong Kar-wai direct it, but I’m too terribly concerned… even if the film sucks, at least we still have the novel.
Jack Kerouac / Walter Salles over 4 years ago
But if I were to say something to Salles before he starts shooting, it would probably be this:
“You realize that if you screw this you are going to have a whole lotta homocidal beatniks after you, right?”
12-year old asking... over 4 years ago
What kind of 12 year is into Antoinoni? Ah well, good for you for being outside the box. =)
What's your Top 10? over 4 years ago
1) Barton Fink
2) Vivre sa vie
3) F for Fake
4) Los Olvidados
6) Barry Lyndon
7) His Girl Friday
8) The Searchers
9) Happy Together
10) A Woman Under the Influence
Best title over 4 years ago
Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?
I honestly don’t know how ANYONE could top that title. Now… anyone know where I can see it?
New to The Auteurs? You Belong Here over 4 years ago
I’m a teenager from Ohio with way too much time on his hands. When not watching films, I like to write poetry and blare folk-rock out of my stereo. Nice to meet you all!
Buñuel recommendations? over 4 years ago
Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
The Phantom of Liberty
The Exterminating Angel
The Milky Way
Belle du jour
That should do the trick
Who's better than Stanley Kubrick? over 4 years ago
You could argue that Welles, Tarkovsky, or Godard tops him, but… I wouldn’t.
Kubrick is a pretty impossible filmmaker to top.
Last movie you saw and rate it over 4 years ago
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – 6/10
– Just like with Cronenberg’s Naked Lunch, the novel is far and away better in every way.
Herzog, Welles, and Bergman on Godard over 4 years ago
I used to be a far greater fan of Godard than I currently am. Lately, I’ve been losing my appreciation for his film, if that makes sense.
I do agree a lot with Welles’ quote, though. Godard is a great filmmaker, no doubt about that, but MAN, is he an asshole!
FORGOTTEN, BUT NOT GONE about 4 years ago
Christopher, if I may ask: where exactly do you teach?
Films You'd Like To See Restored about 4 years ago
Rivette’s L’Amour fou
The print of it I saw, though somewhat watchable, was in really horrible shape. I think it would benefit very heavily from a restoration.
There are others that I’d like to see restored, but that was just the first one to come to mind.
Ok, admit you dozed off or slept while watching.... about 3 years ago
I have a tendency to fall asleep while trying to watch films after school. I think I’m wide awake and ready to watch, and then the next thing I know: I’m dosing off. It’s usually the exhaustion from the day that gets to me, and I find it quite annoying.
There’s been a number of these occurences, and I couldn’t possibly remember them all, but some of the examples I’m least proud of include: 2001, The Spirit of the Beehive, Inland Empire, and just recently, Antichrist (this happened today, actually.)
John Cassavetes, because I would love to see how he depicts human emotions in today’s climate.
Jean Vigo, because I really want to see where his career would have ended up had he not died so young.
Krzysztof Kieslowski, because I would really love to see where he would have went with the rest of his career.
Ingmar Bergman, specifically if he can remember what happened to him during the time he was dead.
To name a few.
Edit this film studies syllabus about 3 years ago
If I might take a whack at it:
The fundamentals: Space, light, mediation, verisimilitude, crew
Taxi Driver (Scorsese)
The Searchers (Ford)
Form and Narrative:
Roundhay Garden Scene (Le Prince)
Apocalypse Now (Coppola)
Barton Fink (Coen)
Stranger Than Paradise (Jarmusch)
Mise-en-scene and Design:
Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Wiene)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)
The Mirror (Tarkovsky)
Last Year at Marienbad (Resnais)
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (Murnau)
Opening Night (Cassavetes)
His Girl Friday (Hawks)
The Royal Tenenbaums (W Anderson)
Jeanne Dielman (Akerman)
F for Fake (Welles)
Brand Upon the Brain (Maddin)
Touch of Evil (Welles)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer)
Two-Lane Blacktop (Hellman)
Pars, Texas (Wenders)
Little Miss Sunshine
Spotlight on an actor: Emil Jannings
The Last Laugh (Murnau)
The Blue Angel (von Sternberg)
Perhaps Jean Luc Godard is due for an honorary oscar about 3 years ago
To Frank P. Tomasul: There’s one slight flaw in your logic about if “Trauffaut had lived a few years beyond receiving HIS Honorary Oscar”, and that is that, from the late 60s onward, Godard and Truffaut pretty much hated each other, despite their close relationship in earlier years.
As for Godard winning an Honorary Oscar: Considering Godard’s overall persona, I can think of no great slap to the face than to award him an Oscar of any sorts. And honestly, I don’t think I’d lose any sleep if Godard (who is, mind you, in my Top 3 favorite directors, and probably always will be as he has been, and continues to be, a massive influence on me) never won an Oscar because, honestly, in the long run, award shows don’t really matter. All they do if give you a chuck a metal that would probably be put to better use as a dildo than anything else, not to mention it does little to sort out what the real quality in the filmmaking world is (with a few exceptions, naturally).
Ten great endings about 3 years ago
The last twenty-four or so minutes of 2001 are pretty much perfect in my eyes.
Dr. Strangelove also has one of the most fantastic and hilarious endings around.
Also, the ending of Faces has to be one of my favorite scenes ever created.
So, I saw House (1977) last night... while high... about 3 years ago
(I don’t get high that often, but a couple friends of mine convinced me to before seeing this. I figured it couldn’t do any harm, so I went for it)
Pretty much one of the greatest experiences of my life. Has anyone else here seen it, sober or likewise? If so, what is your opinion of it?
Personally, I can’t decide if I really love this film because of how crazy it is, or if I hate because of how overall bad it is. I’m probably leaning closer to love at this point, though; it was pretty crazy, and that’s how I like it.
400 films (brakhage's best) about 3 years ago
I’d either have to go with The Act of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes, Mothlight, or Window Water Baby Moving.
“Best” and “favorite” pretty much mean the same thing when it comes down to the wire.
A question or two for all Tom Waits' fans! about 3 years ago
Tom Waits is a great man and a great artist, with easily one of the most distinctive voices of all time.
Recommend Good Courtroom Dramas about 3 years ago
I second whoever said “The Passion of Joan of Ark” and “Rashoman”.
Welles version of “The Trial” is pretty great as well.
New to Cassavetes about 3 years ago
Whatever you decide to start with, do not start with “Killing of a Chinese Bookie”. That was my first Cassavetes and it almost turned me off to him completely. Thank God I saw “A Woman Under the Influence” shortly afterward, or else I would have never gotten into him at all and would have missed out on one of the greatest bodies of work of all time.
So, to answer your question: “A Woman Under the Influence” would be a good place to start. “Faces” also wouldn’t make a bad starting point.