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The thief who steals my time...

Postby R6dw6C » Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:25 am

As Im too often too busy when Im on the world wide web (at the moment, I have to use someone elses PC for that), I dont manage to post in the Last movie youve seen-Thread very often. Just because Im afraid that my points in being a cineaste could be misunderstood here;-), I decided to do what wpqx and A did already display with what crap or gold Im spending my time. It was immensly interesting to read the other viewing logs, especially because there were a lot more surprises as I expected. Such Expectations are always useless. See all your prejudices or hopes confirmed here. From the lowest trash to the highest art, everything can be rated low or high as well, for example a film like Eyes wide shut (Probably my favourite film in October 2007) as a serious work of art and at the same time, The Devil came from Akasava as a very special masterpiece of trash. Due to my dislike of point ratings youre very welcome to ask if you dont know what to think of my rating. The number behind the 10-Point-ratings always counts how many points the individual film get in a new rating system I thought about a lot and in which 25 is the highest number to demonstrate the differences. In my opinion the 10-Points-System remains useful, so I will keep on adding both numbers. Maybe I should mention that I would probably watch more films by the great masters of cinema you all adore so much If I would not feel the will and the self-implicated duty to write a (german) review every time I watched a film, so Im always a bit frightened to watch films by directors of whom was already written thousands of pages in the past. On the other hands, many films I would die to see are unavailable for me and Im most jealous of my friends from Erlangen (A and Matalo Matango) that they have access to a huge library of international classic cinema at the University. I also used to go to cinema more often during the last two years but at the moment Im not living directly in Nuremberg but in the countryside without lots of money, so my cinema visits increased unfortunately.
In the end of September I prepared this first index. For a couple of reasons, I was very busy during October but I decided to post it nevertheless with my October index following tomorrow after the usual Halloween Scream fest.

03. 09. 07:
BEATRICE CENCI (Lucio Fulci, Italy 1969) - 8/10 (19)
(DVD, german dubbed version)
CEMETERY WITHOUT CROSSES (Robert Hossein, France/Italy 1968 ) - 9/10 (22)
(DVD, german dubbed version)
THE SEVERED HEADS (Alejandro Jodorowsky, France 1955) - 5/10 (15)
(DVD, original version)
DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS (Harry Kmel, Belgium/France/West Germany 1971) - 9/10 (23)
(DVD, original english version)
THE DEVIL CAME FROM AKASAVA (Jesus Franco, West Germany/Spain 1970) - 9/10 (21)
(DVD, original german version)

06. 09. 07:
THE WHISPERING DEATH (Jrgen Goslar, West Germany/South Africa/Zimbabwe/UK 1976) - 8/10 (20)
(VHS, german dubbed version)
A TALE OF SPRINGTIME (Eric Rohmer, France 1991) - 8/10 (22)
(TV, german dubbed version)

07. 09. 07:
PINK NARCISSUS (James Bidgood, USA 1971) - 6/10 (15)
(TV, original english version)

08. 09. 07:
DEMONIA (Lucio Fulci, Italy 1990) - 7/10 (19)
(DVD, german dubbed version)

09. 09. 07:
THAT MOST IMPORTANT THING: LOVE (Andrzej Zulawski, France/West Germany/Italy 1974) - 10/10 (25)
(DVD, german dubbed version)

10. 09. 07:
LILI MARLEEN (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany/Italy 1981) - 7/10 (16)
(DVD, german dubbed version)
KES (Ken Loach, UK 1969) - 8/10 (20)
(16mm, german dubbed version)

12. 09. 07:
THE INFERNAL TRIO (Francis Girod, France/West Germany/Italy 1975) - 8/10 (19)
(DVD, german dubbed version)

14. 09. 07:
EMERGENCY SQUAD (Stelvio Massi, Italy 1974) 7/10 (17)
(DVD, german dubbed version)

15. 09. 07:
TOKYO FIST (Shinya Tsukamoto, Japan 1995) - 10/10 (23)
(DVD, O.V. with german subtitles)
THE LOST ONE (Peter Lorre, West Germany 1951) - 9/10 (22)
(16mm, original german version)

16. 09. 07.
SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE (Chan-wook Park, South Korea 2002) - 9/10 (23)
(DVD, german dubbed version)

17. 09. 07:
A HOLE IN MY HEART (Lukas Moodyson, Sweden/Denmark 2004) - 6/10 (16)
(DVD, O.V. with german subtitles)

18. 09. 07:
CIRCUS OF FEAR (John Llewellyn Moxey, UK/West Germany 1966) - 7/10 (18 )
(DVD, original english version)

19. 09. 07:
ON THE SILVER GLOBE (Andrzej Zulawski, Poland 1976/77 / 1987) - 8/10 (21)
(VHS, O.V. with german subtitles)

21. 09. 07:
THE BUBBLE (Eytan Fox, Israel 2006) - 7/10 (17)
(DVD, O.V. with german subtitles)
HATE 2 O (Alex Infascelli, Italy 2006) - 9/10 (22)
(DVD, original english version)

22. 09. 07:
DAY WATCH (Timur Bekmambetov, Russia 2006) - 7/10 (19)
(35mm, german dubbed, edited version)
THE MONSTER OF LONDON CITY (Edwin Zbonek, West Germany 1964) - 8/10 (19)
(DVD, original german version)

23. 09. 07:
FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION: JAILHOUSE 41 (Shunya Ito, Japan 1972) - 8/10 (21)
(DVD, O. V. with german subtitles)
DON'T WAIT DJANGO...SHOOT! (Edoardo Mulargia, Italy 1967) - 4/10 (9)
(DVD, german dubbed, edited version)

24. 09. 07:
THE ROSE OF IRON (Jean Rollin, France 1974) - 10/10 (24)
(DVD, O.V. with german subtitles)

25. 09. 07:
MUTTER KSTERS GOES TO HEAVEN (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany 1975) - 9/10 (22)
(DVD, original german version)

26. 09. 07:
DETEKTIVE (Rudolf Thome, West Germany 1969) - 9/10 (23)
(DVD, original german version)

28. 09. 07:
GONE IN 60 SECONDS (H. B. Halicki, USA 1974) - 8/10 (20)
(35mm, german dubbed version)

28. 09. 07:
THE RISE AND FALL OF IDI AMIN (Sharad Patel, UK/Kenya 1981) - 7/10 (17)
(DVD, original english, edited version)

30. 09. 07:
GONE IN 60 SECONDS (H. B. Halicki, USA 1974) - 8/10 (21) *

As I consider it a very important matter, I always added the version and format I watched. O.V., of course, means Original Version. The B-marked films are the ones I saw in a theater. About dubbings: The quality of german dubbings was absolutely magnificent from the late 50ies until the mid-eighties so I mostly (not always!) have nothing against german dubbed versions of films from this period. Unfortunately, the standard of dubbings in our country shrinked a lot since the late 80ies and If Im able to, I avoid to watch new films dubbed but the greatest disadvantage of a smaller City like Nuremberg is that you very often cant find a cinema which plays the films you want to see in the original (subtitled) version and who would prefer to wait for the DVD?

* I work as a projector in a small local cinema, so I often (have to) watch some of the films we are playing during one weekend twice, once as a viewer and another time at work. If you are sitting next to a roaring projector, you dont really want to mess up the whole experience (I probably ruined a lot of Carlos Reygadas Battle in Heaven with this, for example).
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Re: The thief who steals my time...

Postby wpqx » Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:15 pm

I'd say you're kicking my ass in Fulci. I'm glad that dubbing for the most part has completely ceased. We're still a few years away from completely weeding out fullscreen films, but people are slowly figuring it out. My cable has an On Demand feature, and I saw they had Budd Boetecher's Ride Lonesome on it. A film which btw I can't remember whether I ever saw or not. I selected it and after the opening credits I suddenly realized they cropped the damn film and made it pan and scan, a feeling I know all too painfully well.

Anyways Happy Halloween and when I get my internet situation fixed I'll get the postings from last month up, although I saw an abysmally low number.
wpqx
 

Re: The thief who steals my time...

Postby R6dw6C » Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:50 am

Well I understand your opinion on dubbings perfectly well. I never listened to a real great english dub, the best were tolerable at most. But believe me, it is (or: was) different over here, also in France (but I can live very well without dubbings for new films in the future - it becomes worse and worse. Last Friday, I watched Rob Zombies "Halloween" and it was awful). Sometimes I even chose the german language version intentional - if the film is from the 60ies, 70ies or 80ies (when dubbing was an art of its own).
But the pan & scan problem is the same here. Usually I avoid to watch Scope-Films in the wrong aspect ratio but if a film isn't available in a acceptable version... For example, I saw "Ben Hur" twice on TV nine years ago - in an aspect ratio of 1:1,66 (!). I couldn't stand this any longer today...
Btw, are you serious about Fulci?! I can recommend an interesting if not exactly accurate Essay (Thanks to A) to you. But Fulci really is a class of his own - I can understand everybody who hates him. Maybe I should finish my little english review of "Contraband".

October was a pretty rich month...

01. 10. 07:
TWO EVIL EYES (George A. Romero, Dario Argento, Italy/USA 1989) - 6/10 (15)
(DVD, original english version)

02. 10. 07:
WRITTEN ON THE WIND (Douglas Sirk, USA 1956) - 9/10 (23)
(DVD, O.V. with german subtitles)

03. 10. 07:
VERONIKA VOSS (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany 1982) - 6/10 (15)
(DVD, original german version)

04. 10. 07:
CONTRABAND (Lucio Fulci, Italy 1980) - 8/10 (20)
(DVD, german dubbed version)

05. 10. 07:
JACKIE BROWN (Quentin Tarantino, USA 1997) - 7/10 (18 )
(DVD, german dubbed, edited version)
KHARTOUM (Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon, UK 1965) - 7/10 (15)
(70mm, german dubbed version, wrong aspect ratio 1:2,21)
RIO BRAVO (Howard Hawks, USA 1959) - 9/10 (22)
(digital projection, original english version)

06. 10. 07:
THE KING AND I (Walter Lang, USA 1956) - 8/10 (19)
(70mm, wrong Aspect Ratio 1:2,21, original english version)
BEN HUR (William Wyler, USA 1959) - 10/10 (25)
(70mm, german dubbed version)
UNCLE TOMS CABIN (Gza von Radvnyi, West Germany/France/Italy/Yugoslavia 1965) - 8/10 (21)
(70mm, original german, uncut version)
ICE STATION ZEBRA (John Sturges, USA 1967) - 8/10 (19)
(70mm, german dubbed version)
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEE (Stanley Kubrick, UK/USA 1968 ) - 9/10 (24)
(70mm, german dubbed version)

07. 10. 07:
PLAY TIME (Jacques Tati, France/Italy 1966) - 9/10 (21)
(70mm, Original trilingual Version)
EL CID (Anthony Mann, Spain/Italy/USA 1961) - 9/10 (22) (70mm,german dubbed version)
THE WILD BUNCH (Sam Peckinpah, USA 1969) - 9/10 (21)
(70mm, german dubbed, edited version, wrong aspect ratio)

09. 10. 07:
EYES WIDE SHUT (Stanley Kubrick, USA/UK 1999) - 10/10 (25)
(DVD, O.V. with german subtitles)
STANLEY KUBRICK- A LIFE IN PICTURES (Jan Harlan, 2001) - 7/10 (18 )
(DVD, O. V. with german subtitles)

10. 10. 07:
THE BLACK DALIAH (Brian de Palma, USA/Germany 2006) - 6/10 (16)
(DVD, german dubbed version)

11. 10. 07:
STAGE FRIGHT (Alfred Hitchcock, USA 1950) - 8/10 (20)
(DVD, O.V. with german subtitles)

12. 10. 07:
23 (Hans-Christian Schmid, Germany 1998 ) - 9/10 (21)
(DVD, original german version)
LA VIE EST NOUS (Various Directors, France 1936) - 5/10 (13)
(16mm, O.V. with german subtitles)
EXTE HAIR EXTENSIONS (Sion Sono, Japan 2006) - 8/10 (18 )
(DVD, O.V. with german subtitles)
THE SADIST (James Landis, USA 1963) - 7/10 (17)
(DVD, original english version)

13. 10. 07:
ELECTRIC DRAGON 80 000 VOLT (Sogo Ishii, Japan 2000) - 9/10 (21)
(DVD, O.V. with geman subtitles)
CONTEMPT (Jean-Luc Godard, France/Italy 1963) - 5/10 (13)
(DVD, O.V. with german subtitles)

14. 10. 07:
THE GIRL FROM THE WATER (Jean Renoir, 1925) - 8/10 (21)
(35mm, O.V. with german subtitles)
IDENTIFICATION OF A WOMAN (Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy/France 1982) - 8/10 (22)
(Betamax, german dubbed version)

15. 10. 07:
EVILENKO (David Grieco, Italy 2005) - 6/10 (17)
(DVD, original english version)

16. 10. 07:
FASTER PUSSYCAT, KILL KILL (Russ Meyer, USA 1966) - 9/10 (23)
(DVD, O.V. with german subtitles)

17. 10. 07:
HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR (Alain Resnais, France/Japan 1959) - 10/10 (24)
(DVD, german dubbed version)

18. 10. 07 :
THE BLOOD SPLATTERED BRIDE (Vicente Aranda, Spain 1972) - 7/10 (19)
(DVD, english dubbed version)

20. 10. 07 :
NUMBER TWO (Jean-Luc Godard, France 1975) - 8/10 (20)
(35mm, O.V. with german subtitles)

21. 10. 07:
SUSPIRIA (Dario Argento, Italy/West Germany 1977) 10/10 (25)
(35mm, original english version)

22. 10. 07:
THE INVASION (Oliver Hirschbiegel, James McTeigue, USA 2007) - 7/10 (18 )
(35mm, german dubbed version)

23. 10. 07:
HALLOWEEN (John Carpenter, USA 1978 ) - 10/10 (24)
(DVD, german dubbed version / O.V. with german subtitles)

24. 10. 07:
DEGREE OF MURDER (Volker Schlndorff, West Germany 1967) - 8/10 (21)
(Betamax, original german version)

25. 10. 07:
THE HUMAN BEAST (Jean Renoir, France 1938 ) - 8/10 (21)
(35mm, O.V. with English subtitles)
HORRORS OF THE SPIDER ISLAND (Fritz Bttger, West Germany/Yugoslavia 1959) - 9/10 (21)
(35mm, original, edited german version)

27. 10. 07:
HALLOWEEN (Rob Zombie, USA 2007) - 9/10 (23)
(digital projection, german dubbed version)
YELLA (Christian Petzold, Germany 2007) - 8/10 (21)
(35mm, original german version)
THE RULES OF THE GAME (Jean Renoir, France 1939) (No rating)
(16mm, O.V. with bad english subtitles)

28. 10. 07:
DEADLY MARIA (Tom Tykwer, Germany 1994) - 9/10 (22)
(VHS, original german version)
NANA (Jean Renoir, France/Germany 1926) - 7/10 (18 )
(35mm, O.V. with german subtitles)

29. 10. 07:
HORRORS OF THE SPIDER ISLAND * (Fritz Bttger, West Germany/Yugoslavia 1959) - 9/10 (21)
SHOWGIRLS (Paul Verhoeven, USA/France 1995) (No rating)
(DVD, original english version)

30. 10. 07:
DANIEL, THE WIZARD (Ulli Lommel, Germany 2004) - 8/10 (19)
(DVD, original german version)

31. 10. 07:
HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD (Bruno Mattei, Italy/Spain 1980) - 7/10 (17)
(DVD, german dubbed version)
BLOODY MOON (Jesus Franco, West Germany 1981) - 9/10 (22)
(DVD, original german version, wrong aspect ratio)
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Re: The thief who steals my time...

Postby wpqx » Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:51 pm

Looks like two of us spent the month watching Halloween and Renoir films, I'll try and get my list for the past two months up when I get home provided my internet problem is fixed. I've seen about 4 Fulci films and although highly flawed they each contain moments of brilliance.
wpqx
 

Re: The thief who steals my time...

Postby arsaib4 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:52 pm

Very impressive, R6dw6C. I'm glad you took the time to post it. What really makes an impression is how diverse your selections are, especially in terms of genres and time-periods.

*We have a thread for Renoir's silents, so feel free to add any related comments.
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Re: The thief who steals my time...

Postby R6dw6C » Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:45 pm

I intended to reply to your post earlier but time, circumstances and all that... Well, Im positively surprised about that! I often consider my Month Menu a bit one-sided and unbrave, so its relieving to hear such encouraging words from you diverse I would never have called it that by myself

My November obviously wasnt nearly as diverse because it was dedicated mainly to German Cinema in the widest meaning and the american work of Douglas Sirk (I intend to continue this private retrospective as long as there is any relevant material left to go on...) who I consider now a master filmmaker whose brilliance is still underrated. Unfortunately, I have seen only one of his german films from the 30ies. Ill open a thread for him very soon and hopefully, there are a few people here who share my passion A loved Magnificent Obsession and liked Written on the wind, but beside that, he has only seen (and disliked) La Habanera and Im not so sure how hed think about all the films I watched within the last weeks. My most shocking / surprising discovery beneath the breathtaking new masterpiece The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was Jess Francos Eugenie de Sade, the first film of his I dared to rate 10/10 and call a masterpiece by serious meanings, beyond trashy enjoyment as a real work of art. Still, the challenge of an extensive review (again, in German) haunts me as well as the film itself. Another surprise was Oshimas Gohatto which left me a bit disappointed I expected myself to dislike the film with burning passion and it was just too good for such agony. Due to a heavy cold in the mid of the month, I found myself confronted with many unwatched, waiting films and suddenly, I fell into a deep valley of enthusiasm and high ratings maybe it were the herbals in the tea? Anyway, this cold made up the way for the best cinematic days since a long time.

Once again sorry to everybody for making myself so rare (I begin to enjoy the board more and more) but I got Internet Access only for a very limited time within the week, so my only opportunity would have been the weekends and as you probably all know, there usually are so many things left to do on the weekend (even beside getting drunk...).

01. 11. 07:
POINT BLANK (John Boorman, USA 1967) 9/10 (23)
(DVD / O.V. with german subtitles)
BECOMING JANE (Julian Jarrold, UK 2007) - 5/10 (14)
(35mm / German dubbed version)

02. 11. 07:
MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION (Douglas Sirk, USA 1954) - 9/10 (22)
(Betamax / German dubbed version / very bad sound fine image)

03. 11. 07:
KNOCKIN ON HEAVENS DOOR (Thomas Jahn, Germany 1997) - 4/10 (13)
(DVD / Original German Version)
PERFECT CREATURE (Glenn Strandring, New Zealand/UK 2006) - 6/10 (15)
(35mm / German Dubbed Version)
MALEVOLENCE (Stevan Mena, USA 2004) - 7/10 (18 )
(DVD / Original English Version)

04. 11. 07:
THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL (Jean Renoir, Jean Tdesco, France 1928 ) - 9/10 (22)
(35mm / O.V. with German subtitles)
PERFECT CREATURE (Glenn Strandring, New Zealand/UK 2006) - 6/10 (14) *
(35mm / German dubbed version)
THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD (Andrew Dominik, USA 2007) - 10/10 (25)
(35mm / German dubbed version)

05. 11. 07:
THE KILLER (John Woo, Hong Kong 1989) - 9/10 (22)
(35mm / O.V. with english subtitles)

07. 11. 07:
VANISHING POINT (Richard C. Sarafian, USA 1971) - 8/10 (22)
(DVD / O.V. with german subtitles / 2nd)
BOOGIE NIGHTS (Paul Thomas Anderson, USA 1997) - 8/10 (20)
(DVD / wrong aspect ratio / German dubbed version / 2nd)

09. 11. 07:
CLIMATES (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey/France 2006) - 8/10 (21)
(35mm / O. V. with German subtitles)
APNEA (Roberto Dordit, Italy 2005) - 7/10 (19)
(35mm / O.V. with german subtitles)

10. 11. 07:
FONTANE EFFIE BRIEST (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany 1974) - 8/10 (20)
(35mm / Original German Version)
GODS OF THE PLAGUE (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany 1970) - 9/10 (23)
(35mm / Original German Version)

11. 11. 07:
SHOWGIRLS (Paul Verhoeven, USA/France 1995) - 9/10 (22)
(DVD / Original English Version)
@#%$ DIFFERENT NEW YORK (Various Directors, Germany 2007) - 5/10 (15)
(DVD / O.V. with German Subtitles)

12. 11. 07:
KING KONG (Peter Jackson, USA/New Zealand/Germany 2005) - 8/10 (20)
(DVD / O. V. with German subtitles / 2nd)
HUNTING AND GATHERING (Claude Berri, France 2007) - 6/10 (15)
(35mm / O.V. with German subtitles / very bad projection)
CRIME NOVEL (Michele Placido, Italy/France/UK 2005) - 9/10 (21)
(35mm / O.V. with German subtitles / very bad projection)

13. 11. 07:
THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD (Andrew Dominik, USA 2007) 10/10 (25)
(35mm, German dubbed version / wrong aspect ratio / bad sound)

15. 11. 07:
LOVE HER MADLY (Ray Manzarek, USA 2000) - 1/10 (2)
(DVD / Original English version)
STALKER (Andrei Tarkowskij, Soviet Union/West Germany 1979) - 10/10 (24)
(VHS / German dubbed version / 2nd)

16. 11. 07:
AN ALIBI FOR DEATH (Alfred Vohrer, West Germany 1963) 9/10 (22)
(VHS / Original German version)

17. 11. 07:
A TIME TO LOVE AND A TIME TO DIE (Douglas Sirk, USA 1958 ) 10/10 (24)
(Betamax / German dubbed version / wrong aspect ratio)
TABOO (Nagisa Oshima, Japan/France 1999) 8/10 (21)
(DVD / O.V. with English subtitles)

18. 11. 07:
ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS (Douglas Sirk, USA 1955) 8/10 (21)
(Betamax / German dubbed version)
DAWN OF THE DEAD (George A. Romero, USA/Italy 1978 ) 10/10 (25)
(35mm / German dubbed, edited version)
HOUNDED (Angelina Maccarone, Germany 2006) - 8/10 (21)
(35mm / Original German version / 2nd)

19. 11. 07:
HORRORS OF BLACKWOOD CASTLE (Alfred Vohrer, West Germany 1967) - 7/10 (19)
(DVD / Original German version / 5th)

20. 11. 07:
EUGENIE DE SADE (Jesus Franco, France/Spain/Luxembourg 1970) - 10/10 (24)
(DVD / English dubbed version / wrong aspect ratio)

21. 11. 07:
THERES ALWAYS TOMORROW (Douglas Sirk, USA 1956) - 8/10 (19)
(Betamax / German dubbed version)
CAPTAIN LIGHTFOOT (Douglas Sirk, USA 1955) - 6/10 (17)
(Betamax / German dubbed version / wrong aspect Ratio / bad sound / 2nd)

22. 11. 07:
IMITATION OF LIFE (Douglas Sirk, USA 1959) 10/10 (25)
(Betamax / German dubbed version / wrong aspect ratio / very bad image)
THE LOVERS OF DEVILS ISLAND (Jesus Franco, France/Spain 1972) 7/10 (18 )
(DVD / Spanish dubbed version with English subtitles / probably edited)

23. 11. 07:
SATANS BREW (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany 1976) 8/10 (20)
(35mm / Original German version)

24. 11. 07:
LOVE 47 (Wolfgang Liebeneiner, West Germany 1947) - 9/10 (23)
(35mm / Original German version)
THE ADVENTURES OF FRIDOLIN (Wolfgang Staudte, East Germany 1947) - 7/10 (19)
(35mm / Original German version)
CHINESE ROULETTE (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany 1977) - 9/10 (24)
(35mm / Original German version / bad projection)

25. 11. 07:
CYCLO (Tran Anh Hung, Vietnam/France/Hongkong 1995) - 7/10 (18 )
(DVD / O.V. with german subtitles / wrong aspect ratio)
THE STREET (Karl Grune, Germany 1923) - No Rating
(35mm / Restored Print)

26. 11. 07:
DOUGLAS SIRK: BER STARS (Eckhart Schmidt, West Germany 1980) - 6/10 (16)
(Betamax / German Overvoice / Original German version / incomplete)
FILMARBEIT MIT DOUGLAS SIRK** (West Germany 1979) - 5/10 (15)
(Betamax / Original German version)

27. 11. 07:
THUNDER ON THE HILL (Douglas Sirk, USA 1950) - 8/10 (20)
(Betamax, German dubbed version)
FACE TO FACE (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden 1976) - 7/10 (19)
(Betamax / German dubbed version / bad image)
TAZA, SON OF COCHISE (Douglas Sirk, USA 1953) - 6/10 (16)
(Betamax / German dubbed version / very bad sound)

28. 11. 07:
ANTONIONI: DOCUMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS (Gianfranco Mingozzi, Italy/France 1966) - 7/10 (18 )
(DVD / O.V. with English subtitles)

29. 11. 07:
THE FINAL CHORD (Douglas Sirk, Germany 1936) - 7/10 (17)
(Betamax / Original German version / extremely bad sound)

30. 11. 07:
EUGENIE DE SADE (Jesus Franco, France/Liechtenstein/West Germany 1970) 10/10 (25)
(DVD / English dubbed Version / wrong aspect ratio / 2nd)

30. 11. 07:
VIOLENT COP (Takeshi Kitano, Japan 1989) 8/10 (21)
(DVD / O.V. with very bad german subtitles)

I dont even know how to handle the Offers of all local cinemas In December, there will be a Louis Malle-Retrospective here in Nuremberg, some more great Action-Films and Fassbinders in As Cinema, interesting flicks like Ex-Drummer and The bothersome man in my own one and so on (dark clouds on the horizon: 6 Antonioni-Films in As place in January!)... I already quoted to A and Matalo: We have to learn how to say >No
Sorry for babbling that much.

** In the late 1970ies, Douglas Sirk tought at the Film School in Munich and directed three shorts together with his students. This Documentary was made during the shooting of the last short, Bourbon Street Blues (1979), an adaptation of a Tennessee Williams Play, and was shown one year later on German Television. It features among others Rainer Werner Fassbinder who plays a role in this last film of his idol.
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Re: The thief who steals my time...

Postby wpqx » Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:53 pm

Interesting to see so many Sirk films. I've only seen about 5 or 6 of his films so I'll hardly call myself an expert. Of the films on your list Face to Face is the one I'd most like to see, but it isn't easy to come across here. After watching a rather shitty Franco film yesterday your rating of Eugenie de Sade is intriguing. Perhaps it might be too early to condemn him.
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Re: The thief who steals my time...

Postby R6dw6C » Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:51 pm

I was a bit disappointed by "Face to Face" and it probably is the weakest Bergman I experienced along with "Smile of a Summer Night" but - that maybe sounds strange - it also was the most interesting work by him I've seen so far. I think, he splitted two very different parts of his own personality up to Liv Ullman's and Erland Josephson's characters, some things of the young Bergman to Ullman and some of the elder Bergman to Josephson (Although I only know the most important facts about Bergman's biography). But this is only a suggestion as this was the first Bergman that left me a bit undecided.
I haven't seen the three Francos you commented on within the last months (though I'm sure, "Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein" isn't that crappy) but I can only recommend to you the early films he made between 1962 and 1971. This was the most interesting and the only brilliant period of his career (the other two - 1972 to 1982 and 1983 up to now - are mostly worse than bad) and "Eugenie de Sade" is only one piece from a whole bunch of interesting films - but the only one along with "Nightmares comes at Night" (1970) and "Venus in Furs" (1969) that operates as a serious work of art and not "only" as an odd but enjoyable psychedelic Freakshow.
Anyway, Franco really is a weird phenomenon. The most weird thing happened when A told me a few days ago that he would like to see much more by Franco.

Which Sirk films did you watch up to now? I'm anxious to discuss his work with somebody - it seems as everybody has seen one or two of his films but not more and after "Written on the Wind" I became so greedy to see more that I simply grabbed as much as possible.
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Re: The thief who steals my time...

Postby wpqx » Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:01 pm

I saw Written on the Wind, All that Heaven Allows, Magnificent Obsession, The Tarnished Angels, and Immitation of Life. I think that's it.
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Re: The thief who steals my time...

Postby R6dw6C » Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:36 am

55 Films within one month - is this sick or just a personal record? I don't want to know at all. ">

1. 12. 07:
IMPORT/ EXPORT (Ulrich Seidl, Austria 2007) 9/10 (22)
(35mm / Original German/Russian Version)
4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS (Cristian Mungiu, Romania 2007) 8/10 (21)
(35mm / German dubbed version / wrong aspect ratio of 1:2,00 [!])
MARTHA (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany 1973) 8/10 (21)
(35mm / Original German Version / 2nd)

2. 12. 07:
IN THE NAME OF THE KING: A DUNGEON SIEGE TALE (Uwe Boll, USA/Canada/Germany 2007) 3/10 (8 )
(35mm / German Dubbed, Edited Version)

3. 12. 07:
AFTERNOON (Angela Schanelec, Germany 2006) 7/10 (18 )
(35mm / Original German Version)
BLOOD TEA AND RED STRING (Christiane Cegavske, Canada 1993 2006) 8/10 (21)
(DVD / Original Version / 2nd)

4. 12. 07:
COLT 38 SPECIAL SQUAD (Massimo Dallamano, Italy 1976) 7/10 (19)
(DVD / O.V. with english subtitles / Several breaks)
M EINE STADT SUCHT EINEN MRDER (Fritz Lang, Germany 1931) 9/10 (23)
(DVD / Original German Version)

6. 12. 07:
CRAZY LOVE (Dominique Derruderre, Belgium 1986) 9/10 (21)
(DVD / O.V. with English subtitles)
ALPHA CITY (Eckhart Schmidt, West Germany 1984) 9/10 (22)
(DVD / German dubbed version)

7. 12. 07:
RE-ANIMATOR (Stuart Gordon, USA 1985) 6/10 (17)
(DVD / Original English Version / 3rd)
THE LOVERS (Louis Malle, France 1958 ) 9/10 (22)
(DVD / O.V. with german subtitles / wrong aspect ratio)
EX DRUMMER (Koen Mortier, Belgium/Netherlands/Italy 2007) 9/10 (21)
(35mm / German dubbed version)
THE DEVIL INSIDE HER (Zebedy Colt, USA 1977) 5/10 (16)
(DVD / Original english version / very bad sound)

8. 12. 07:
A HEAD FOR THE DEVIL (Victor Trivas, West Germany 1959) 7/10 (18 )
(VHS / Original German Version)
MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION (Douglas Sirk, USA 1954) 9/10 (22)
(Betamax / German dubbed version / 2nd)
THE VISIBLE AND THE INVISIBLE (Rudolf Thome, Germany 2007) 9/10 (22)
(35mm / Original German version)
FR DEN UNBEKANNTEN HUND / FOR THE UNKNOWN DOG (Benjamin Reding, Dominik Reding, Germany 2007) 9/10 (23)
(35mm / Original German version)

9. 12. 07:
CRY OF THE PROSTITUTE (Andrea Bianchi, Italy 1974) - 7/10 (17)
(DVD / German dubbed version)
THE BLUE-EYED BANDIT (Alfredo Giannetti, Italy 1980) 6/10 (16)
(VHS / German dubbed, edited version / wrong aspect ratio)
LOFT (Eckhart Schmidt, West Germany 1985) 10/10 (24)
(DVD / Original German Version)
THE EROTIC RITES OF FRANKENSTEIN (Jesus Franco, Spain/France 1972) No Rating
(DVD / German dubbed version)

11. 12. 07:
DAS WUNDER / THE MIRACLE (Eckhart Schmidt, West Germany 1986) 6/10 (16)
(DVD / Original German version)
IMITATION OF LIFE (Douglas Sirk, USA 1959) 10/10 (25)
(DVD / German dubbed version / 2nd)

12. 12. 07:
THE PUBLIC WOMAN (Andrzej Zulawski, France 1984) 8/10 (21)
(Betamax / German dubbed version)

14. 12. 07:
DIVA (Jean-Jacques Beineix, France 1981) 7/10 (20)
(DVD / O.V. with German Subtitles)
SCOOBY DOO (Raja Gosnell, USA 2002) 2/10 (5)
(TV / German dubbed version)
GHOST SHIP (Steve Becker, USA 2002) 4/10 (11)
(TV / German dubbed version)

15. 12. 07:
THE BOTHERSOME MAN (Jens Lien, Norway/Iceland 2006) 8/10 (21)
(35mm / German dubbed version / Several disturbances within the screening)

16. 12. 07:
HEAT (Michael Mann, USA 1996) 9/10 (21)
(35mm / German dubbed version)

17. 12. 07:
THE MAGNIFICENT (Shao-Peng Chen, Hongkong 1978 ) 7/10 (19)
(35mm / German dubbed version / incomplete print)
THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA (Tommy Lee Jones, USA/France 2005) 8/10 (22)
(35mm / O.V. with German and French subtitles / out of focus)

18. 12. 07:
3:10 TO YUMA (James Mangold, USA 2007) 8/10 (22)
(35mm / German dubbed version / wrong aspect ratio of 1:2,20)

19. 12. 07:
THE PERFUME STORY OF A MURDERER (Tom Tykwer, Germany/France/Spain 2006) 3/10 (11)
(DVD / O.V. with German Subtitles / 2nd)

20. 12. 07:
THE PRESTIGE (Christopher Nolan, USA/UK 2006) 9/10 (22)
(DVD / O.V. with German Subtitles / 2nd)

22. 12. 07:
LADY CHATTERLEY (Pascale Ferran, France/Belgium/UK 2006) 8/10 (21)
(35mm / O.V. with German Subtitles / wrong aspect ratio)
WHILE YOU ARE HERE (Stefan Westerwelle, Germany 2006) 6/10 (17)
(35mm / O.V. with English Subtitles / wrong aspect ratio)

23. 12. 07:
A SCANNER DARKLY (Richard Linklater, USA 2006) No Rating
(DVD / O.V. with German Subtitles)
THE TINGLER (William Castle, USA 1960) 8/10 (19)
(DVD / Original English Version)
MURMUR OF THE HEART (Louis Malle, France/West Gemany/Italy 1970) 9/10 (20)
(35mm / German dubbed version)
ATLANTIC CITY (Louis Malle, USA/France 1979) 10/10 (24)
(35mm / German dubbed version / out faded print)
GOOD MORNING, NIGHT (Marco Bellocchio, Italy 2003) 9/10 (22)
(35mm / O.V. with German Subtitles / wrong aspect ratio)

24. 12. 07:
TO NEW SHORES (Douglas Sirk, Germany 1936) 9/10 (22)
(Betamax / Original German Version / bad image)

25. 12. 07:
THE MURDER SECRET (Mario Bianchi, Italy 1988 ) 6/10 (18 )
(DVD / English dubbed version / 2nd)
THE SHOUT (Jerzy Skolimowski, UK 1978 ) 9/10 (22)
(DVD / German dubbed version Original English version)

26. 12. 07:
THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT (Wojciech Has, Poland 1965) 7/10 (20)
(35mm / German dubbed version / incomplete print / out of focus)

28. 12. 07:
DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS (Harry Kümel, Belgium/West Germany/France 1971) 10/10 (24)
(DVD / Original English version / 2nd)

29. 12. 07:
THE END OF THE RAINBOW (Uwe Frießner, West Germany 1979) 9/10 (22)
(DVD / Original German version / 2nd)
TAKVA A MANS FEAR OF GOD (zer Kiziltan, Turkey/Germany 2006) 8/10 (20)
(35mm / O.V. with German subtitles)
MILOU IN MAY (Louis Malle, France/Italy 1989) 9/10 (21)
(35mm / German dubbed Version / 2nd)

30. 12. 07:
EASTERN PROMISES (David Cronenberg, Canada/UK 2007) 9/10 (23)
(35mm / German dubbed version / wrong aspect ratio)

31. 12. 07:
TAKE ME TO TOWN (Douglas Sirk, USA 1952) 7/10 (20)
(Betamax / German dubbed Version)
A SCANNER DARKLY (Richard Linklater, USA 2006) 7/10 (20)
(DVD / German dubbed version / 2nd)

A good new year to everyone! ">
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