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Martin polishes off the TSPDT Top 1000 list
« on: December 29, 2010, 02:13:27 PM »
Over the past couple of years, I've been working my way through the titles on the They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? Top 1000 list.  At this time, there are the remaining titles from the 2010 list that I've not yet seen:

770   While the City Sleeps
771   Judex
777   Matres fous, Les
788   Chronicle of a Summer
789   Caro diario
792   Kameradschaft
793   Shanghai Express

800   Art of Vision, The
823   Marquise of O, The
828   Cul-de-sac
830   Spider's Stratagem, The
831   Out 1: Spectre
837   Touki Bouki
838   Pixote
839   Douce
840   Sorpasso, Il
851   Mdchen in Uniform
862   Wild River
865   Italian Straw Hat, The
873   Long Day Closes, The
874   Moana
879   Samson and Delilah
880   Europa '51
885   Zorn's Lemma
888   Argent, L'
889   Under the Bridges
895   Rose Hobart
896   By the Bluest of Seas
917   Rocker
918   Jour de Fte
923   Amour fou, L'
929   Too Early, Too Lat
936   Sign of Leo, The
938   Yesterday Girl
939   Baker's Wife, The
942   Devil in the Flesh
946   Variety
949   My Apprenticeship
955   Bienvenido Mister Marshall
957   My Friend Ivan Lapshin
960   Two English Girls
962   Shin heike monogatari
964   Song of Ceylon
977   Toute une nuit
979   Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse



I'd like to get through all these before the list is updated for 2011 (which will probably happen in March).  I'll have to skip #800, as to my knowledge there is no way to see The Art of Vision without a special screening.  To be honest, I'm hoping it gets knocked off the next incarnation of the list, because I really don't want to watch it.  I like Dog Star Man, but I have little interest in seeing a deconstructed, 4+ hour long version of it.


addition - new titles on the 2011 list:

#705 We All Loved Each Other So Much
#713 The Hawks and the Sparrows
#718 Gunga Din

#721 Platform
#824 Landscape in the Mist
#865 Medium Cool
#872 La Commune (Paris, 1871)
#911 Babe
#954 Gummo
#969 The Black Cat
#986 The Bitter Tea of General Yen

« Last Edit: March 19, 2011, 08:11:35 PM by MartinTeller »

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Re: Martin polishes off the TSPDT Top 1000 list
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2010, 02:31:29 PM »
I have seen zero of these! Though I have Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse saved for a Minnelli Monday...

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Re: Martin polishes off the TSPDT Top 1000 list
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2010, 03:02:21 PM »
List will be updated in Mid-January. Usually they have around 50 films which exit/enter the list. So the best thing would probably be to wait for the January update.

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Re: Martin polishes off the TSPDT Top 1000 list
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2010, 03:07:55 PM »
List will be updated in Mid-January. Usually they have around 50 films which exit/enter the list. So the best thing would probably be to wait for the January update.

I would have sworn last time they did it was in March 2009, but whoops, it was January.  Oh well, I've already got 4 of them on deck, so I'll just continue as planned, and swap in whatever new entries there are.

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Re: Martin polishes off the TSPDT Top 1000 list
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2010, 03:08:27 PM »
Ive only heard of pixote and Samson of Delilah, but I can't wait to hear what you think of the rest!
I actually consider a lot of movies to be life-changing! I take them to my heart and they melt into my personality.

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Re: Martin polishes off the TSPDT Top 1000 list
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2010, 03:57:59 PM »
Shanghai Express is Marlene Dietrich sexy.

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Re: Martin polishes off the TSPDT Top 1000 list
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2010, 05:38:33 PM »
Depending on which L'Argent that is, I've seen six of those and would rank them thusly:

1. Shanghai Express
2. Europa 51
3. Jour de fete
4. L'Argent (L'Herbier)
5. While the City Sleeps
6. Kameradschaft


But they're all pretty good.

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Re: Martin polishes off the TSPDT Top 1000 list
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2010, 08:19:51 PM »
Pixote!!!
Ive lied to men who wear belts. Ive lied to men who wear suspenders. But Id never be so stupid as to lie to a man who wears both a belt and suspenders.

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Re: Martin polishes off the TSPDT Top 1000 list
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2010, 08:52:11 PM »
Depending on which L'Argent that is

It is the L'Herbier.  The Bresson is also on the list.

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Re: Martin polishes off the TSPDT Top 1000 list
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2010, 09:15:55 PM »
I have both The Italian Straw Hat and The Marquise of O, but have yet to watch them.