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Title: Amateur
Director: Hal Hartley
Running Time: 105 minutes
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109093/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):


Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): n/a

 

Title: Finding Nemo
Director: Andrew Stanton
Running Time: 100 minutes
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266543/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):


Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?showtopic=23&hl=%2Bfinding+%2Bnemo

 

Title: The Hulk
Director: Ang Lee
Running Time: 138 minutes
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286716/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):


Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): n/a

 

Title: The Manchurian Candidate
Director: John Frankenheimer
Running Time: 126 minutes
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056218/?ref_=nv_sr_2
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):


Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?showtopic=2111&hl=manchurian

 

Title: Paris, Texas
Director: Wim Wenders
Running Time: 147 minutes
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087884/?ref_=nv_sr_1
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):


Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?showtopic=26520&hl=%2Bparis+%2Btexas

Sorry. Not sure why a couple of those trailers embedded... Help?

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Title: The Manchurian Candidate

Director: John Frankenheimer

Running Time: 126 minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056218/?ref_=nv_sr_2

YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?showtopic=2111&hl=manchurian

Sorry. Not sure why a couple of those trailers embedded... Help?

 

I nominated The Manchurian Candidate back on page 2.  Perhaps we can consider this a seconding?

 

Re: embedded trailers - I think the board only allows 2 video clips per post.  I've run into this in the past.

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I nominated The Manchurian Candidate back on page 2.  Perhaps we can consider this a seconding?

 

My apologies. I missed that. Yes, in that case, I second.

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"I want to believe in art-induced epiphanies." -- Josie
"I would never be dismissive of pop entertainment; it's much too serious a matter for that." -- NBooth

"If apologetics could prove God, I would lose all faith in Him." -- Josie

"What if--just what if--the very act of storytelling is itself redemptive? What if gathering up the scraps and fragments of a disordered life and binding them between the pages of a book in all of their fragmentary disorder is itself a gambit against that disorder?" -- NBooth

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The second post in this thread indicates Hiroshima, Mon Amour hasn't been seconded yet. This is a second.

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The second post in this thread indicates Hiroshima, Mon Amour hasn't been seconded yet. This is a second.

!! I thought I had seconded it.

I did.

Second Three Colors: Blue and Hiroshima Mon Amour

Title: Paris, Texas

Tyler nominated Paris, Texas awhile back. So, I guess that's a second as well.

 

 

Second Oldboy because,

 

I think a list of films about memory needs at least one example of memory being misused to the detriment of the character(s)

and none of the nominated dark revenge thrillers have been seconded yet.

 

Then maybe this is the list for

Title: Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

 

I've been thinking about this for the past day, and Louis does indeed obsess over the past, dwelling exclusively on those negative memories; he and Sibella use their own distorted memories to manipulate others, and his memoirs are what condemn him, so I'm going to second it.

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Title: American Graffiti

Director: George Lucas

Running Time: 110m

Language: English

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069704/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1q-QWHUU0g

A&F thread: N/A

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The second post in this thread indicates Hiroshima, Mon Amour hasn't been seconded yet. This is a second.

!! I thought I had seconded it.

 

No worries. It's possible Jeremy hasn't gotten around to updating that post since you seconded the movie. It's even more likely that I misread that post and the movie has been seconded. Either way, it'll be covered.

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"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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Title: S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine
Director: Rithy Panh
Running Time:  101 min.
Language: Khmer, Vietnamese (subtitled) 
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368954/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): 

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): Doesn't seem to be one; it shows up in a couple of Top 10 lists and film journals from '03 and '04. 

 

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Citizen Kane (1941) - Orson Welles

 

The Deer Hunter (1978) - Michael Cimino

 

Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959) - Alain Resnais

 

The Lives of Others (2006) - Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

 

Paris, Texas (1984) - Wim Wenders - (Top 100, #72)

 

 

 

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Title: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Director: John Ford (1962)
Running Time: 123 minutes
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056217/
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): 


 

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): There isn't one specifically, but it shows up in a few threads, including this one

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Title: Field of Dreams (1989)

Director:  Phil Alden Robinson

Running Time: 107 minutes

Language: English

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Clip - Ray's Penance

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Good one. Second Field of Dreams.

"It's a dangerous business going out your front door." -- J.R.R. Tolkien
"I want to believe in art-induced epiphanies." -- Josie
"I would never be dismissive of pop entertainment; it's much too serious a matter for that." -- NBooth

"If apologetics could prove God, I would lose all faith in Him." -- Josie

"What if--just what if--the very act of storytelling is itself redemptive? What if gathering up the scraps and fragments of a disordered life and binding them between the pages of a book in all of their fragmentary disorder is itself a gambit against that disorder?" -- NBooth

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I recognize that this nomination is more recent than Dec. 31, 2012 and will need some strong advocacy to be included, but it certainly qualifies as a film about memory:

 

Title: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Director: Wes Anderson
Running Time: 100 minutes
Language: English, French
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2278388/
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):

A&F Thread: http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?showtopic=27826

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I recognize that this nomination is more recent than Dec. 31, 2012 and will need some strong advocacy to be included, but it certainly qualifies as a film about memory:

 

Title: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Second!

"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

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I recognize that this nomination is more recent than Dec. 31, 2012 and will need some strong advocacy to be included, but it certainly qualifies as a film about memory:

Title: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Second!
I say nay to making an exception for it. Not because of any animosity towards the film, but because I support the rule that excludes it.
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I recognize that this nomination is more recent than Dec. 31, 2012 and will need some strong advocacy to be included, but it certainly qualifies as a film about memory:

Title: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Second!
I say nay to making an exception for it. Not because of any animosity towards the film, but because I support the rule that excludes it.

 

 

Agreed.

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I recognize that this nomination is more recent than Dec. 31, 2012 and will need some strong advocacy to be included, but it certainly qualifies as a film about memory:

Title: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Second!
I say nay to making an exception for it. Not because of any animosity towards the film, but because I support the rule that excludes it.

 

 

Agreed.

 

 

 

I can see a good argument being made for a film released in 2013 being accepted to the list, as most of those films are now available for home viewing.  But a current release, which only has a tentative home release date scheduled at the moment, may be pushing things. 

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