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Title: Millennium Actress

Director: Satoshi Kon

Running Time: 87 minutes

Language: Japanese (or English dub)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0291350/

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A&F Thread: http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?showtopic=873&hl=%2Bmillennium+%2Bactress

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Title: The Last Hurrah (1958)
Director: John Ford
Running Time: 121 minutes
Language: English
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Title: The Last Waltz (1978)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Running Time: 117 minutes
Language: English
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Title: The Remains of the Day (1993)
Director: James Ivory
Running Time: 134 minutes
Language: English
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Folks in the Los Angeles area might be interested to know that the New Beverly Cinema will be having a double feature of Tarkovsky's The Mirror, and Nostalghia on August 13th & 14th.  I haven't seen either, but want to catch up before voting begins.

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Folks in the Los Angeles area might be interested to know that the New Beverly Cinema will be having a double feature of Tarkovsky's The Mirror, and Nostalghia on August 13th & 14th.  I haven't seen either, but want to catch up before voting begins.

Back to back Tarkovsky?  I'd rather have back to back root canals.

A foreign movie can't be stupid.

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Folks in the Los Angeles area might be interested to know that the New Beverly Cinema will be having a double feature of Tarkovsky's The Mirror, and Nostalghia on August 13th & 14th.  I haven't seen either, but want to catch up before voting begins.

Back to back Tarkovsky?  I'd rather have back to back root canals.

 

Darrel's post is just wrong. That double feature? Heavenly. I'm envious. I've been waiting for the new Nostalghia print to make its way to D.C. for, it seems, years. (It probably hasn't been that long, but it feels that way.)

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As someone who watched four episodes of The Decalogue in one sitting, as well as a double feature of Three Colors: Blue and White, with Red on the following night, Darrel's post may be slightly hyperbolic, but it's certainly more or less correct.

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

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Darrel is "objectively" wrong, since even if you don't like Tarkovsky (which I don't understand) you can at least have a nice nap through those two films, which might be difficult during a root canal.

 

Anyway, about this list. I'm still very excited about it and hope to be able to add a lot to discussion as the voting gets closer. I was able to see a couple more films on the nominations list this summer and hope to get to more in the next month.

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Folks in the Los Angeles area might be interested to know that the New Beverly Cinema will be having a double feature of Tarkovsky's The Mirror, and Nostalghia on August 13th & 14th.  I haven't seen either, but want to catch up before voting begins.

Back to back Tarkovsky?  I'd rather have back to back root canals.

 

Darrel's post is just wrong. That double feature? Heavenly. I'm envious. I've been waiting for the new Nostalghia print to make its way to D.C. for, it seems, years. (It probably hasn't been that long, but it feels that way.)

 

 

 

I figure since I've already survived two back to back Lars Von Trier showings at this same theatre in the past 6 months (Antichrist & Melancholia, and both volumes of Nymphomaniac), I can probably survive one double shot of Tarkovsky.

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Title: Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Director: Isao Takahata

Running time:  89 minutes

Language: Japanese

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A&F link of the once planned 2008 remake, that includes some discussion of the 1988 film.

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fD_-0dO2y2g

 

Full movie (dubbed)

And an extended video essay by Roger Ebert about this film.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9WEyuMq0Yk

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Title: The Sweet Hereafter
Director: Atom Egoyan
Running time: 112 minutes
Language: English
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Title: Sybil
Director: Daniel Petrie
Running time: 187 minutes
Language: English
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Folks in the Los Angeles area might be interested to know that the New Beverly Cinema will be having a double feature of Tarkovsky's The Mirror, and Nostalghia on August 13th & 14th.  I haven't seen either, but want to catch up before voting begins.

Back to back Tarkovsky?  I'd rather have back to back root canals.

 

 

You were right....

 

 

 

I figure since I've already survived two back to back Lars Von Trier showings at this same theatre in the past 6 months (Antichrist & Melancholia, and both volumes of Nymphomaniac), I can probably survive one double shot of Tarkovsky.

 

 

... and I was wrong. 

 

First time I've ever left the New Beverly between shows.  A gorgeous print, but the subtitling for The Mirror was unwatchable.  Lost at least 50% of the dialogue because the white subtitling almost completely blended in with the image.  Couldn't bring myself to stay for Nostalghia for fear of the same thing.

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That's is the most depressing thing I've read all week.

 

Oh, OK, it's not. World's gone crazy. But during a more "normal" week, the fleeing of Tarkovsky would qualify.

 

Subtitles in The Mirror? Dialogue is the last thing I think about when I think of that film, but it's been a long time since I've seen it.

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That's is the most depressing thing I've read all week.

 

Oh, OK, it's not. World's gone crazy. But during a more "normal" week, the fleeing of Tarkovsky would qualify.

 

Subtitles in The Mirror? Dialogue is the last thing I think about when I think of that film, but it's been a long time since I've seen it.

 

Perhaps the subtitles aren't necessary after multiple viewings.  However, this was my first time seeing it.  I'm sure they added something for the first time viewer. 

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Title: Tetro
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Running Time: 127 min
Language: English, Spanish
IMDB Link:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0964185/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
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Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?showtopic=22625 Edited by Darrel Manson
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Now that fall's here, hopefully we can get back to finishing the memory list.  I updated the master list to include all the new nominees and seconds, as well as few that slipped through the cracks:

 

And I second The Bird with the Crystal Plumage.

 

8 1/2 (1963) - Federico Fellini - seconded

2046 (2004) - Kar Wai Wong - seconded

A Beautiful Mind (2001) - Ron Howard

A Moment of Innocence (1996) - Mohsen Makhmalbaf - seconded

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) - Steven Spielberg - seconded

The Act of Killing (2012) - Joshua Oppenheimer - seconded

Adam's Apples (2005) - Anders Thomas Jensen - seconded

After Life (1998) - Hirokazu Koreeda - (Top 100, #85) - seconded

Amateur (1994) - Hal Hartley

American Graffiti (1973) - George Lucas

The Arbor (2010) - Clio Barnard - seconded

Atlantic City (1980) - Louise Malle

Autumn Sonata (1978) - Ingmar Bergman

Away From Her (2006) - Sarah Polley - seconded

The Beaches of Agnes (2008) - Agnes Varda - seconded

The Bird with Crystal Plumage (1970) - Dario Argento - seconded

Birth (2004) - Jonathan GlazeR - seconded

Blade Runner (1982) - Ridley Scott - seconded

The Bourne Supremacy (2004) - Paul Greenglass - seconded

Cache (2005) - Michael Haneke - seconded

Casablanca (1942) - Michael Curtiz - seconded

Casualties of War (1989) - Brian De Palma - seconded

Certified Copy (2010) - Abbas Kiarostami - (Top 25 Marriage, #2) - seconded

Chocolat (1988) - Claire Denis - seconded

Citizen Kane (1941) - Orson Welles - seconded

Cloud Atlas (2012) - Wachowski Bros

Close-Up (1990) - Abbas Kiarostami - (Top 100, #47) - seconded

Code 46 (2003) - Michael Winterbottom

Colossal Youth (2006) - Pedro Costa - seconded

Dark City (1998) - Alex Proyas - seconded

Decay of Fiction (2002) - Pat O'Niell

The Deer Hunter (1978) - Michael Cimino - seconded

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (2010) - Tatsuya Ishihara & Yasuhiro Takemoto

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) - Julian Schnabel - seconded

Dog Star Man (1962-1964) - Stan Brakhage

The English Patient (1996) - Anthony Minghella

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) - Michel Gondry - seconded

Eternity and a Day (1998) - Theodoros Angelopoulos - seconded

Eve's Bayou (1997) - Kasi Lemmons

Exotica (1994) - Atom Egoyan - seconded

F for Fake (1973) - Orson Welles - seconded

Fearless (1993) - Peter Weir - seconded

Field of Dreams (1989) - Phil Alden Robinson - seconded

Finding Nemo (2003) - Andrew Stanton

Gaslight (1944) - George Cukor - seconded

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) - Mamoru Hosoda - seconded

Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - Isao Takahata - (Top 100, #28) - seconded

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) - Wes Anderson - seconded

Heartbeat Detector (2007) - Nicholas Klotz - seconded

Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959) - Alain Resnais - seconded

How Green Was My Valley (1941) - John Ford - (Top 100, #74) - seconded

The Hulk (2003) - Ang Lee

I Remember Mama (1948) - George Stevens - seconded

In Praise of Love (2001) - Jean Luc-Godard - seconded

In the City of Sylvia (2007) - José Luis Guerín - seconded

Inception (2010) - Christopher Nolan - seconded

Iris (2001) - Richard Eyre - seconded

The Island (2006) - Pavel Lungin - (Top 100, #77) - seconded

It's a Wonderful Life (1946) - Frank Capra - (Top 100, #40) - seconded

It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012) - Don Hertzfeldt - seconded

Ivan's Childhood (1962) - Andrei Tarkovsky - seconded

Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968) - Alain Resnais - seconded

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) - Robert Hamer - seconded

La Jetée (1962) - Chris Marker - seconded

The Lady Vanishes (1938) - Alfred Hitchcock - seconded

The Last Hurrah (1958) - John Ford

The Last Picture Show (1971) - Peter Bogdanovich

The Last Time I Saw Macao (2012) - Jose Rodrigues & Joao da Mata - seconded

The Last Waltz (1978) - Martin Scorsese

Last Year at Marienbad (1961) - Alain Resnais - seconded

Life of Pi (2012) - Ang Lee - seconded

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

Lola Montes (1955) - Max Ophuls

Lone Star (1996) - John Sayles - seconded

The Long Day Closes (1992) - Terrence Davies - seconded

Los Muertos (2004) - Lisandro Alonso

Lucky Life (2010) - Lee Isaac Chung - seconded

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) - Orson Welles

The Man Without a Past (2002) - Aki Kaurismäki - seconded

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) - John Ford - seconded

The Manchurian Candidate (1962) - John Frankenheimer - seconded

Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) - Sean Durkin - seconded

Marwencol (2010) - Jeff Malmberg - seconded

The Matrix (1999) - The Wachowski Brothers

Memento (2000) - Christopher Nolan - seconded

Millennium Actress (2001) - Satoshi Kon - seconded

The Mirror (1975) - Andrei Tarkovsky - (Top 100, #11) - seconded

Moon (2009) - Duncan Jones - seconded

Mulholland Drive (2001) - David Lynch - seconded

Mr. Arkadin / Confidential Report (1955) - Orson Welles - seconded

My Winnipeg (2007) - Guy Maddin - seconded

Mysteries of Lisbon (2010) - Raoul Ruiz - seconded

Night and Fog (1955) - Alain Resnais - seconded

Nixon (1995) - Oliver Stone - seconded

Nostalghia (1983) - Andrei Tarkovsky - seconded

Oldboy (2003) - Chan-wook Park - seconded

Once Upon A Time in America (1984) - Sergio Leone - seconded

Orpheus (1950) - Jean Cocteau - seconded

The Page Turner (2006) - Denis Dercourt

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

The Passion of the Christ (2004) - Mel Gibson - seconded

The Pawnbroker (1964) - Sidney Lumet - seconded

Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind (2007) - John Gianvito

Radio Days (1987) - Woody Allen - seconded

Random Harvest (1942) - Mervyn LeRoy

Rashômon (1950) - Akira Kurosawa - (Top 100, #62) - seconded

Rebecca (1940) - Alfred Hitchcock - seconded

Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983 (2009) - Anand Tucker

The Remains of the Day (1993) - James Ivory - seconded

Rhapsody in August (1991) - Akira Kurosawa - seconded

Robot & Frank (2012) - Jake Schreier - seconded

Roma (1972) - Federico Fellini

Russian Ark (2002) - Aleksandr Sokurov - seconded

Ryan (2004) - Chris Landreth

S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (2003) - Rithy Panh

Saraband (2003) - Ingmar Bergman - seconded

Scrooge (1951) - Brian Desmond Hurst - seconded

The Secret Life of Words (2005) - Isabel Coixet - seconded

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964) - Sergei Parajanov

Shutter Island (2010) - Martin Scorsese - seconded

The Sixth Sense (1999) - M. Night Shyamalan

Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - Danny Boyle

Solaris (1972) - Andrei Tarkovsky - seconded

Solaris (2002) - Steven Soderbergh - seconded

Sophie's Choice (1982) - Alan J. Pakula

Speed Racer (2008) - The Wachowski Brothers

Spellbound (1945) - Alfred Hitchcock - seconded

Stardust Memories (1980) - Woody Allen - seconded

Stories We Tell (2012) - Sarah Polley - seconded

Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) - Tim Burton

The Sweet Hereafter (1997) - Anton Egoyan - seconded

Swimming to Cambodia (1987) - Jonathan Demme

Sybil (1976) - Daniel Petrie - This is a TV mini-series and would need to be thirded (If I recall the rules correctly)

Syndromes and a Century (2006) - Apichatpong Weerasethakul - seconded

Tetro (2009) - Francis Ford Coppola - seconded

The Thin Blue Line (1988) - Errol Morris - seconded

The Third Man (1949) - Carol Reed

Time Indefinite (1993) - Ross McElwee

Time Regained (1999) - Raoul Ruiz

Titanic (1997) - James Cameron

Three Colors: Blue (1993) - Krzysztof Kieslowski - (Top 100, #14) - seconded

Total Recall (1990) - Paul Verhoeven - seconded

The Tree of Life (2011) - Terrence Malick - seconded

The Trip to Bountiful (1985) - Peter Masterson - seconded

Troubled Water (2008) - Erik Poppe - seconded

Ulysses' Gaze (1997) - Theodoros Anagelopoulos

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) - Apichatpong Weerasethakul - seconded

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) - Jacques Demy

The Usual Suspects (1995) - Bryan Singer

Upstream Color (2013) - Shane Carruth - seconded

Vertigo (1958) - Alfred Hitchcock - (Top 100, #83) - seconded

Walkabout (1971) - Nicholas Roeg - (Top 25 Road Trips, #17)

Waltz with Bashir (2008) - Ari Folman - seconded

Wild Strawberries (1957) - Ingmar Bergman - (Top 100, #29) - seconded

Wit (2001) - Mike Nichols - seconded

Wreck-It Ralph (2012) - Rich Moore - seconded

Youth Without Youth (2007) - Francis Ford Coppola

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

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

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Second SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY. (How was this not already seconded?)

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