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Title: Stand By Me
Director: Rob Reiner
Year: 1986
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092005/
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): 


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


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-from the film
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21 hours ago, Ed Bertram said:

Title: Children of Paradise
Director: Marcel Carné
Year: 1945

I was just gifted a copy of this one in a stack of Criterion DVDs so I'll move it up on my watchlist.


"A director must live with the fact that his work will be called to judgment by someone who has never seen a film of Murnau's." - François Truffaut

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13 hours ago, Rob Z said:

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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."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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Second The Wrestler


"A director must live with the fact that his work will be called to judgment by someone who has never seen a film of Murnau's." - François Truffaut

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Second Stand By Me.

Nominate:

Title: Blast from the Past
Director: Hugh Wilson
Year: 1999
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0124298/
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): https://youtu.be/9_mi3qoA_QY
Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): Of course not.


There is this difference between the growth of some human beings and that of others: in the one case it is a continuous dying, in the other a continuous resurrection. (George MacDonald, The Princess and Curdie)

Isn't narrative structure enough of an ideology for art? (Greg Wright)

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Title: The Royal Tenenbaums
Director: Wes Anderson
Year: 2001
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0265666/?ref_=nv_sr_1
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): 

 

Title: Truffaut's Antoine Doinel series
Director: Francois Truffaut
Year: 1959, 1962, 1968, 1970, 1979
Language: French
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000076/?ref_=nv_sr_1#director
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): 

 

Title: Inception
Director: Christopher Nolan
Year: 2010
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1375666/?ref_=nv_sr_1
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): 

 

Title: Dersu Uzala
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Year: 1975
Language: Russian, Chinese
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071411/?ref_=nv_sr_1
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): 

 

Title: Dreams
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Year: 1990
Language: Japanese, French, English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100998/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_3
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): 

 

Title: Rhapsody in August
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Year: 1991
Language: Japanese, English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101991/?ref_=nv_sr_1
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): 

 

Title: Late Spring
Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Year: 1949
Language: Japanese
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041154/?ref_=nv_sr_1
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): 

 

Title: The Great Beauty
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Year: 2013
Language: Italian
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2358891/?ref_=nv_sr_1
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): 

 

Title: Youth
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Year: 2015
Language: English, Spanish, Swiss German
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3312830/?ref_=nm_knf_t1
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): 

 

Title: Moonrise Kingdom
Director: Wes Anderson
Year: 2012
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1748122/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_9
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): 

 

Title: "Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight" trilogy
Director: Richard Linklater
Year: 1995, 2004, 2013
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000500/?ref_=nv_sr_1#director
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): 

 

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To be an artist is never to avert one's eyes.
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Second The Royal Tenenbaums, Late Spring, Dersu Uzala.

 


"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."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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On 1/30/2019 at 7:47 PM, NBooth said:

Title: Youth Without Youth

Second


"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."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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Title: High Fidelity

Director: Stephen Frears

Year: 2000

Language: English

IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0146882/?ref_=nv_sr_1

YouTube: 

A&F Link: could not find one.

 

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Forgive me if this has been nominated or discussed already. I'm just now showing up, and I didn't see any of these on a quick scan through the list.

Title: 35 Up
Director: Michael Apted
Year: 1992
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101254/
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):

 


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

 

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I second High Fidelity, Umberto D, and 35 Up.

Ken's discussion High Fidelity as a film possibly more about arrested development than growing up reminded me of two more nominations:

Title: Young Adult
Director: Jason Reitman
Year: 2011
Language: English
IMDB Link
YouTube Link
A&F thread

Title: Tully
Director: Jason Reitman
Year: 2018
Language: English
IMDB Link
YouTube Link
A&F thread: N/A

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Title: Blind Chance
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Year: 1987
Language: Polish
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084549/
YouTube Link
A&F Thread, if one: none


"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."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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Title: I’m Going Home
Director: Manoel de Oliveira
Year: 2001
Language: French/English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0283422/
YouTube Link: I can’t find a YouTube link. There’s video from the film in this video essay by Richard Brody: 
https://video.newyorker.com/watch/im-going-home


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Title: Last Orders
Director: Fred Schepisi
Year: 2001
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0253200/


A&F Thread, if one: None.


P.S.  I COULD BE WRONG.

 

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"Forget it, Jake. It's Funkytown."    

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Title: Marjorie Prime
Director: Michael Almereyda
Year: 2017
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4978710/

 

Arts and Faith: 

 


P.S.  I COULD BE WRONG.

 

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"Forget it, Jake. It's Funkytown."    

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If they have not been seconded, I second Phantom Thread and Mirror (Zerkalo).

Title: Poetry
Director: Lee Chang Dong
Year: 2010
Language: Korean
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1287878/
YouTube Link: 

Arts and Faith: 

 

 


P.S.  I COULD BE WRONG.

 

Takin' 'er easy for all you sinners at lookingcloser.org. Also abiding at Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

 

"Forget it, Jake. It's Funkytown."    

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Title: 35 Shots of Rum
Director: Claire Denis
Year: 2008
Language: French
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1100048/
YouTube Link: 

Arts and Faith: http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?/topic/24377-35-shots-of-rum/


P.S.  I COULD BE WRONG.

 

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"Forget it, Jake. It's Funkytown."    

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