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    Hidden Fortress is incredibly entertaining. Throne of Blood as well. Kurosawa is just one of the best ever.

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    Hidden Fortress is incredibly entertaining. Throne of Blood as well. Kurosawa is just one of the best ever.
    That's on my list and I'm not looking forward to watching it.
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    That's on my list and I'm not looking forward to watching it.
    You don't like entertaining movies?
    Just because...
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    lol.

    I've only seen Rashomon, Yojimbo, and Sanjuro. Kurosawa is a major blindspot for me.

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    Quote Quoting Zac Efron (view post)
    lol.

    I've only seen Rashomon, Yojimbo, and Sanjuro. Kurosawa is a major blindspot for me.
    All quality flicks. I just saw Sanjuro last month.
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    Quote Quoting DFA1979 (view post)
    All quality flicks. I just saw Sanjuro last month.
    Nice, I haven't seen any Kurosawa since I was in college.

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    Quote Quoting Zac Efron (view post)
    Nice, I haven't seen any Kurosawa since I was in college.
    Hmm prior to Sanjuro the last Kurosawa I had viewed was Rashmon back in 2014. So it had been a while.
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    Anyone have thoughts / opinions on the films in the Dietrich and von Sternburg in Hollywood set?

    Morocco, Dishonored, Shanghai Express, Blonde Venus, The Scarlett Empress, and The Devil is a Woman.
    "All right, that's too hot. Anything we can do about that heat?"

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    Quote Quoting baby doll (view post)
    You don't like entertaining movies?
    I'm not looking forward to 4 hour movies.
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    I work in grocery. I have not gotten sick. My fellow employees have not gotten sick. If the virus were even remotely as contagious as its being presented as, why havenít entire store staffs who come into contact with hundreds of people per day, thousands per week, all falling ill in mass nationwide?

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    I'm not looking forward to 4 hour movies.
    Are you watching them back to back?
    "All right, that's too hot. Anything we can do about that heat?"

    "Rick...it's a flamethrower."

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Are you watching them back to back?
    Isn't the Hidden Fortress 4 hours long?

    edit: I guess it's only 3
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    I work in grocery. I have not gotten sick. My fellow employees have not gotten sick. If the virus were even remotely as contagious as its being presented as, why havenít entire store staffs who come into contact with hundreds of people per day, thousands per week, all falling ill in mass nationwide?

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    Isn't the Hidden Fortress 4 hours long?

    edit: I guess it's only 3
    Two hours and nineteen minutes.
    Just because...
    Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (Yuen Woo-ping, 1978) mild
    Avec amour et acharnement (Claire Denis, 2022) mild
    Crimes of the Future (David Cronenberg, 2022) warm

    The last book I read was...
    The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann (trans. James E. Woods)


    The (New) World

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Anyone have thoughts / opinions on the films in the Dietrich and von Sternburg in Hollywood set?

    Morocco, Dishonored, Shanghai Express, Blonde Venus, The Scarlett Empress, and The Devil is a Woman.
    You can't go wrong with any of them.
    Just because...
    Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (Yuen Woo-ping, 1978) mild
    Avec amour et acharnement (Claire Denis, 2022) mild
    Crimes of the Future (David Cronenberg, 2022) warm

    The last book I read was...
    The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann (trans. James E. Woods)


    The (New) World

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    Quote Quoting baby doll (view post)
    Two hours and nineteen minutes.
    I guess I was confusing it with Seven Samurai
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    I work in grocery. I have not gotten sick. My fellow employees have not gotten sick. If the virus were even remotely as contagious as its being presented as, why havenít entire store staffs who come into contact with hundreds of people per day, thousands per week, all falling ill in mass nationwide?

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    Quote Quoting baby doll (view post)
    You can't go wrong with any of them.
    Awesome! Purchased!

    If I don't enjoy them, you will hear from my legal team. Duke, Duke and Duke.
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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Awesome! Purchased!

    If I don't enjoy them, you will hear from my legal team. Duke, Duke and Duke.
    I thought I was part of your legal team. Oh wait I don't have any law degrees. Nevermind.
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    Quote Quoting DFA1979 (view post)
    I thought I was part of your legal team. Oh wait I don't have any law degrees. Nevermind.
    Neither does Duke.

    He just owns a gavel and one of those big white wigs. I thought he was legit.
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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    I guess I was confusing it with Seven Samurai
    Hidden Fortress is wonderful. Seven Samurai (have you seen it yet?) is long, has some depressing moments, some sad moments...and is in my top ten of all time. Im in absolute awe every time I've seen it, and I've got the even longer uncut blu-ray on my shelf and I haven't watched it yet. I can't wait to see it, as the Criterion dvd (first run) I have hasn't aged well (as far as transfer). Bucket list would be to see this in a theater.

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    You guys would be amazed the places Duke has gotten into by wearing that getup.
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    "Rick...it's a flamethrower."

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Neither does Duke.

    He just owns a gavel and one of those big white wigs. I thought he was legit.
    Sweet. Definitely a solid legal move.
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    I'm going to fail at this, but I've put a list together.

    First up was Blood Simple, like most of you. I thought it was decent, but slow and lacking the humor I've come to expect from the Coens.

    Throne of Blood is what I've got on the docket for week 2.
    *coming soon*

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    Quote Quoting Gizmo (view post)

    First up was Blood Simple, like most of you. I thought it was decent, but slow and lacking the humor I've come to expect from the Coens.
    You can totally feel their gears turning though. The culdesac bit and the water drip.
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    Quote Quoting Gizmo (view post)
    I'm going to fail at this, but I've put a list together.

    First up was Blood Simple, like most of you. I thought it was decent, but slow and lacking the humor I've come to expect from the Coens.

    Throne of Blood is what I've got on the docket for week 2.
    Woo hoo! Glad you're joining in!

    "All right, that's too hot. Anything we can do about that heat?"

    "Rick...it's a flamethrower."

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    I'm going to keep my list in this post:

    Week 1 - 1984 - Love Streams*** - watched January 8
    Week 2 - Directed by Akira Kurosawa - Kagemusha*** - watched January 15
    Week 3 - Directed by Jean-Luc Godard - Pierrot le fou** - watched January 23
    Week 4 - Horror - The Devil's Backbone*** - watched January 31
    Week 5 - Released on Laserdisc - Three Cases of Murder** - watched February 3
    Week 6 - Made in Spain - Spirit of the Beehive*** - watched February 13
    Week 7 - Wes Anderson's Top 10 - The Earrings of Madame de...**** - watched February 20
    Week 8 - Romance - The Age of Innocence*** - watched February 28
    Week 9 - A silent film - The Phantom Carriage**** - watched March 6
    Week 10 - 1920s - Lonesome** - watched March 10
    Week 11 - 1930s - La BÍte humaine*** - watched March 15
    Week 12 - 1940s - Le Corbeau**** - watched March 23
    Week 13 - 1950s - Le Plaisir*** - watched April 1
    Week 14 - 1960s - When a Woman Ascends the Stairs*** - watched April 12
    Week 15 - 1970s - Don't Look Now** - watched April 17
    Week 16 - 1980s - Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters** - watched April 23
    Week 17 - 1990s - Safe** - watched April 30
    Week 18 - 2000s - Bamboozled** - watched May 6
    Week 19 - 2010s - Parasite*** - watched May 16
    Week 20 - Directed by a woman - The Virgin Suicides** - watched May 23
    Week 21 - A film featured in the "Pioneers of African American Cinema" series - Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A.** - watched May 29
    Week 22 - Documentary - Hoop Dreams**** - watched June 5
    Week 23 - Comedy - Blithe Spirit** - watched December 23
    Week 24 - Any film on The Criterion Channel - Summertime** - watched June 25
    Week 25 - Martin Scorsese's Top 10 - Ugetsu*** - watched July 2
    Week 26 - Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni - Blow-up**** - watched July 3
    Week 27 - Directed by Federico Fellini - La Strada*** - watched August 25
    Week 28 - The Merchant Ivory Collection - The Ballad of the Sad Cafe* - watched July 16
    Week 29 - Oscar Winners - Great Expectations*** - watched August 2
    Week 30 - Black and white - Au hasard Balthazar*** - watched August 7
    Week 31 - Directed by Charlie Chaplin - Limelight*** - watched August 5
    Week 32 - Watch any film featured in the Godzilla Boxset - Godzilla** - watched August 14
    Week 33 - Western - Dead Man**** - watched August 19
    Week 34 - Made in Italy - I Vitelloni*** - watched August 24
    Week 35 - Made in the Soviet Union - The Cranes are Flying**** - watched September 14
    Week 36 - Made in India - The Music Room*** - watched September 17
    Week 37 - A film from the Eclipse series - Scandal** - watched September 21
    Week 38 - Kelly Reichardt's Top 10 - Pather Panchali*** - watched September 27
    Week 39 - Directed by John Cassavetes - Shadows** - watched October 4
    Week 40 - Watch a film between spine #100-200 - The Firemen's Ball**** - watched October 17
    Week 41 - Film Noir - Bob le flambeur*** - watched October 18
    Week 42 - Samurai - Samurai Rebellion*** - watched November 3
    Week 43 - A film featured in the "Queersighted: Queer Fear" series - Picnic at Hanging Rock*** - watched October 28
    Week 44 - A film featured in the "New Korean Cinema" series - Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance** - watched November 9
    Week 45 - Directed by Ingmar Bergman - Wild Strawberries*** - watched November 12
    Week 46 - Directed by Agnes Varda - Cleo from 5 to 7*** - watched December 6
    Week 47 - Based on a book - My Brilliant Career*** - watched December 8
    Week 48 - Foreign-Language Oscar Winners - Mon oncle*** - watched June 13
    Week 49 - Josh and Benny Safdie's Closet Picks - Il Posto**** - watched December 14
    Week 50 - Spine #1000 or higher - Marriage Story** - watched December 21
    Week 51 - Featured in "Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits" - The Way of the Dragon*** - watched December 27
    Week 52 - Any Criterion film on your watchlist - This Happy Breed*** - watched December 31
    Last edited by Mr. McGibblets; 12-31-2021 at 10:16 PM.

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