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Re: FroHam Can't Say "No": The Hamster Goes Mad - A Marathon
« Reply #40 on: June 27, 2011, 10:54:23 PM »
I just assumed I would get more people making me watch 20 hour films and/or films as bad as Manos. Turns yout you're all really nice and just want me to watch good movies. Except for Beavermoose, who used his powers for evil. Granted, the Frenchies make good movies, but why should I support their Frenchness?
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Re: FroHam Can't Say "No": The Hamster Goes Mad - A Marathon
« Reply #41 on: June 27, 2011, 10:55:02 PM »
Much as it would be fun to punish you with terrible movies, we'd much rather open your eyes to some great films.
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Re: FroHam Can't Say "No": The Hamster Goes Mad - A Marathon
« Reply #42 on: June 28, 2011, 11:31:32 AM »
flieger, I'm surprised you didn't make it Jerry Lewis for your main five. As it stands I won't be watching ANY Jerry Lewis.

Also, I feel like I've lucked out here. Nobody making me watch truly bad horror movies or anything like that.

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Re: FroHam Can't Say "No": The Hamster Goes Mad - A Marathon
« Reply #43 on: June 28, 2011, 12:35:45 PM »
I've got Lucky Star downloaded and ready to go tonight.
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Re: FroHam Can't Say "No": The Hamster Goes Mad - A Marathon
« Reply #44 on: June 28, 2011, 12:42:42 PM »
Films on other people's lists that I'm especially looking forward to reading Fro's thoughts on (there's an awkward sentence for you):

Junior
5. Moonrise

Bondo
13. High Strung (because I really hate it)

Sam the Cinema Snob
16. The Double Life of Veronique
17. Olympia
19. M. Hulot's Holiday

sdedalus
28. Make Way for Tomorrow
29. Tropical Malady
30. The Gang's All Here

1SO
31. Charade
34. El Topo

goodguy
49. Stalker (RU 1979, Andrei Tarkovsky)

Bill Thompson
53. Ballada O Soldate (Ballad Of A Soldier, 1959, Grigori Chukhrai)
54. Crash (1996, David Cronenberg)
55. Stroszek (1977, Werner Herzog)

worm@work
66. Charulata
69. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
70. Innocence

oneaprilday
71. Angel at my Table (Jane Campion, 1990)
73. The Gleaners and I (Agnes Varda, 2000)

Anteres
76. The Hidden Fortress
77. Harakiri
79. Lady Snowblood

PeacefulAnarchy
92. Dodes'ka-den (1970)
93. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1976)
94. Ceddo (1977)

A lot of those could have easily made my list.  I might steal this idea when I finish up the marathons I've got going now.

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Re: FroHam Can't Say "No": The Hamster Goes Mad - A Marathon
« Reply #45 on: June 28, 2011, 01:02:44 PM »
Admittedly I'd peg High Strung as more of a Sam film. It suits misanthropes.
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Re: FroHam Can't Say "No": The Hamster Goes Mad - A Marathon
« Reply #46 on: June 28, 2011, 01:49:25 PM »
Martin is too new to understand the significance of Dakota Skye.
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Re: FroHam Can't Say "No": The Hamster Goes Mad - A Marathon
« Reply #47 on: June 28, 2011, 02:39:41 PM »
1. Memories of Murder
2. The Best of Youth
3. Warrendale
4. Nobody Waved Good-Bye (available on the NFB website)
5. Goin' Down the Road

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Re: FroHam Can't Say "No": The Hamster Goes Mad - A Marathon
« Reply #48 on: June 30, 2011, 03:03:17 PM »
Film #1: Lucky Star (1929, Borzage), submitted by Junior

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First of all, I have to admit complete ignorance of the work of Frank Borzage. I have not seen a single one of his films, and going into Lucky Star, I was completely unaware that is was silent. No problem, I like many silent films. But I have to say, I was a little worried. In my experience, silent dramas have often been too slow for my liking. A lot of stationary shots of people wildly acting out motions. You get the idea after a few seconds, but the shot just keeps going on and on way past the point of tediousness. So it was with a little bit of trepidation that I stepped into the world of Borzage. After watching Lucky Star, all I can say is, that trepidation has been fully been replaced by a ravenous desire for more.

Lucky Star tells the story of a young girl and two men. The girl, Mary, is a precocious thing; a little devious, often silly. Tim is a fine, upstanding man who works for the electric company. He’s right an honorable. Wrenn is Tim’s opposite, a contemptuous jerk who only gets by because of his strange ability to charm those unsuspecting. And so you have the workings of a love triangle. But, before that, the two men enlist in WWI and go off to fight in France. Wrenn is kicked out of the army, but pretends as though he is still a Sergeant. Tim is far less lucky. He is nearly killed by a shell, and loses the use of his legs. When they come back from the war, Tim strikes up a friendship and blossoming romance with the young Mary. Wrenn then attempts to steal her away and marry her. Classic romantic drama.

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Re: FroHam Can't Say "No": The Hamster Goes Mad - A Marathon
« Reply #49 on: June 30, 2011, 03:10:46 PM »
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