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Title: Days of Wine and Roses

Director: Blake Edwards

Running Time: 117 Minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055895/

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Second Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Ali: Fear Eats the Soul.

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Second Kramer Vs. Kramer.

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Oh how I'd love to see an Alan Rudolph Solaris!

It can't be worse than his version of BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS can it?

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A bit of a theme with these four...

Title: The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Director: George Cukor

Running Time: 112 minutes

IMDb link: The Philadelphia Story

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i07mVNAhy68

Title: Adam's Rib (1949)

Director: George Cukor

Running Time: 101 minutes

IMDb link: Adam's Rib

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Title: The Lion in Winter (1968)

Director: Anthony Harvey

Running Time: 134 minutes

IMDb link: The Lion in Winter

Title: On Golden Pond (1981)

Director: Mark Rydell

Running Time: 109 minutes

IMDB link: On Golden Pond

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Seconding The Philadelphia Story and Don't Look Now

Nominate: Smiles Of A Summer Night.

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Language: Swedish

Length: 105 mins

http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0048641/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC6inD45caI

I wanted to nominate The Marriage Of Figaro, but couldn't find a genuine film of it as opposed to a filmed stage version. Pity. It's one of the best 'serious comedies' about marriage that's ever been written, and is full of charm, wit, farce, anguish, compassion and forgiveness. Smiles... was inspired by Figaro, and is the next best choice. We need a few more comedies.

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I nominate Nicolas Roeg's DON'T LOOK NOW.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069995/

(will fill in the rest)

Second. Great choice.

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SECOND On Golden Pond.

Excellent addition.

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Nominations will be open until January 4, 2013.

We're going to have 6,000 movies to watch before the final vote, aren't we? ;)

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SECOND: Adam's Rib.

NOMINATING:

Title: Woman of the Year (1942)

Director: George Stevens

Running Time: 114 min.

Language: English

IMDb link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035567/

YouTube (selected scenes): http://youtu.be/W6vp4rfJMD4

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5) No films released after December 31, 2011 can be nominated. (Like last time, if there is a heavily advocated for exception, we’re open to allowing for it.)

Is anyone interested in going to bat for Joe Wright's version of Anna Karenina? I've been thinking quite a bit about that film's depiction of marriage. I realize very few of us have seen it, but if those who have want to nominate it, I wouldn't object. If not, that's OK, too. Just wanted to toss it out there. I haven't seen earlier adaptations of the story, but from what I've been hearing, those versions downplay one of the two primary marriages in the story to such an extent that I'd be reluctant to nominated them even if I'd seen them.

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Nominating:

Title: Husbands (1970)

Director: John Cassavetes

Running Time: 131 minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065867/

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Title: Cold Heaven (1992)

Director: Nicholas Roeg

Running Time: 105 minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103982/

Title: La femme infidele (1969)

Director: Claude Chabrol

Running Time: 98 minutes

Language: French

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064323/

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Title: Dodsworth (1936)

Director: William Wyler

Running Time: 101 minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027532/

YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwJYkGBWHi4

Title: Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Running Time: 95 minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033922/

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Link to the A&F thread on the film: http://artsandfaith....topic=28121&hl=

Second.

Title: Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)

Director: Ranier Werner Fassbinder

Running Time: 93 Minutes

Language: German/Arabic

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071141/

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