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    Your favorite adapted/original screenplay

    Now it's 2009. Here is Best Adapted Screenplay Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, based on the novel of the same name by Roald Dahl Kuo Cheng, Sheng Heyu, Chan Khan, John Woo, Red Cliff, Part 2 based on the novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Ianuccui, Tony Roche, In The Loop, based on characters from the television series The Thick of It Stephane Aubier, Guillaume Malandrin, Vincent Patar, Vincent Tavier, A Town Called Panic, based on the television series of the same name Sheldon Turner, Jason Reitman, Up in the Air, based on the novel of the same name by Walter Kirn And here is Best Original Screenplay Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds Bob Peterson, Peter Docter, Thomas McCarthy, Up Terry Gilliam, Charles McKeown, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Jim Jarmusch, The Limits of Control Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker I have not seen The Messenger (original)
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    Your favorite adapted/original screenplay

    Now it's 2008. Here is Best Original Screenplay: Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Pete Docter, Wall-E Arnaud Desplechin, Emmanuel Bordieu, A Christmas Tale Edna Walsh, Steve McQueen, Hunger Charlie Kaufman, Synecdoche, New York Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky And here is Best Adapted Screenplay: Hayao Miyazaki, Ponyo, based on the fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” by Hans Christian Andersen Matteo Garrone, Robert Savione, Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni Di Gregorio, Massimo Gaudioso, Gomorrah, based on the book of the same name by Saviano Kuo Cheng, Sheng Heyu, Chan Khan, John Woo, Red Cliff, Part 1, based on the novel The Romance of the Three Kingdoms and other sources John Raymond, Kelly Reichardt, Wendy and Lucy, based on the story “Train Choir” by Raymond Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight, based on the Batman comics created by DC comics I don’t think I’ve seen Frozen River (original)
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    Your favorite adapted/original screenplay

    Now it's 2007. Here is Best Adapted Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will be Blood, based on the novel Oil by Upton Sinclair Sarah Polley, Away from Her, based on the short story “The Bear Went Over the Mountain” by Alice Munro Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Parronaud, Persepolis, based on the graphic novel of the same name by Satrapi James Vanderbilt, Zodiac, based on the books Zodiac and Zodiac Unmasked by Robert Graysmith Eric Rohmer, The Romance of Astree and Celadon, based on L’Astree by Honore d’Urfe And here is Best Original Screenplay: Cristian Mungiu, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalia Lacroix, The Secret of the Grain Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Ratatouille Kelly Masterson, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead I have not seen Lars the Real Girl, The Savages (original)
  4. theyshootpictures.com top 1000 movies Sans Soleil Chris Marker, France #99 L'Argent Robert Bresson, France #159 Nostalghia Andrei Tarkovsky, Italy #365 A Nos Amours Maurice Pialat France #428 El Sur Victor Erice, Spain #669 The Ballad of Narayama Shohei Imamura, Japan #911 Jonathan Rosenbaum top 1000 movies Ananas Amos Gitai, Israel Les anees 80 Chantal Akerman Belgium/France L'argent Robert Bresson, France Fellow Citizen Abbas Kiarostami, Iran Sans soleil Chris Marker, France Sylvia: Un portrait de Parvameh Navar Maria Konaris, France
  5. 1. Sans Soleil Chris Marker, France 2. L'Argent Robert Bresson, France 3. The South Victor Erice, Spain 4. Nostalghia Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet Union/Italy 5. The Ballad of Narayama Shohei Imamura, Japan 6. And the Ship Sails On Federico Fellini, Italy 7. Pauline at the Beach Eric Rohmer, France 8. City of Pirates Raul Ruiz, France
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    Your favorite adapted/original screenplay

    Now it's 2006. Here is Best Adapted Screenplay: Guillaume Cantet, Philippe Lefebvre, Tell No One, based on the novel of the same name by Harlan Coben Alfonso Cuaron, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus, Hawk Owtsby, Children of Men, based on the novel The Children of Men by P.D. James Pedro Almovodar, Volver, sequel to his movie The Flower of my Secret Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion, based on his radio series of the same name. Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, The Prestige, based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Priest And here is Best Orignal Screenplay: Jafar Panahi, Shadmehr Rastin, Offside Jia Zhangke, Sun Jianming, Guan Na, Still Life Corneliu Porumboiu, 12:08 East of Bucharest Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Syndromes and a Century Russell Gerwitz, Inside Man I have not seen Notes from a Scandal, Little Children (adapted)
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    100 Best Shot Films

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    Your favorite adapted/original screenplay

    Now it's 2005. Here is Best Adapted Screenplay: Shane Black, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, based on the novel Bodies are Where you Find Them by Brett Halliday Hayao Miyazaki, Howl’s Moving Castle, based on the novel of the same name by Diana Wynne Jones Josh Olsen, A History of Violence, based on the graphic novel of the same name by John Wagner and Vince Locke Dan Futterman, Capote, based on the biography of the same name by Gerald Clarke Joss Whedon, Serenity, based on the television show Firefly created by Whedon And here is Best Original Screenplay: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, The Child Cristi Puiu, Razvan Radulescu, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu Yuri Arabov, Jeremy Noble, The Sun Philippe Garrel, Arlette Langmann, Marc Chodolenko, Regular Lovers Woody Allen, Match Point
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    100 Best Shot Films

    Not a bad list, given the often insular and self-congratulatory nature of many of these official lists. Here are some of the most egregious omissions: Battleship Potemkin The Passion of Joan of Arc Man with a Movie Camera The Scarlet Empress The Rules of the Game Ivan the Terrible, Parts I and II The River The Earrings of Madame De Wild Strawberries The Leopard Pierrot le Fou Le Bonheur Persona Au Hazard Baltazar Weekend The Young Girls of Rochefort Marketa Lazarova The Red and the White Andrei Rublev Death in Venice Cries and Whispers Badlands The Spirit of the Beehive The Mirror The Traveling Players Time Regained Requiem for a Dream Who would I remove to include these 28 films? Let's see 10, 11, 43-45, 47, 50, 54, 55, 59, 61-65, 67, 68, 71-73, 76, 77, 84, 91, 92, 98 for a start. I haven't seen 88 or 90.
  10. theyshootpictures top 1000 movies 1982 Fanny and Alexander Ingmar Bergman, Sweden #55 Fitzcarraldo Werner Herzog, West Germany #385 Koyaanisqatsi Godfrey Reggio, United States #446 Passion Jean-Luc Godard, France #665 Veronika Voss Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany #837 L'Enfant Secret Philippe Garrel, France #895 Yol Serif Goren/Yilmaz Guney, Turkey #931 Jonathan Rosenbaum top 1000 movies Une chambre en ville Jacques Demy, France Field Diary Amos Gitai, Italy One Man's War Edgardo Cozarinsky, France Scenario du film "Passion" Jean-Luc Godard, France
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    LEAST & MOST FAVORITE of the week...

    I saw three movies last week: two exercises in style and a sequel to a movie I'd never seen before. Let's start off with Roma, the last movie I saw of 2018. In many ways it's an impressive movie, beautifully shot, providing an indelible portrait of early seventies Mexico city. Arguably it's a greater technical feat than Gravity, since there's no touch of CGI fakery, while the horizontal shifts back and forth have their own majesty. A climactic sequence, which involves the maid protagonist rescues her wards caught in the current reminds me of scene in The Letter Never Sent (except that scene involved a tracking shot through a forest fire, not roaring waves). I suppose I'm a little reserved since the maid is a bit opaque as a character and the seduced and abandoned story is not original. (Although the would be father's genuine nastiness in his penultimate scene does have some punch.) I suppose a contrast with Tje Spirit of the Beehive is to Roma's discredit. Ana Torrent plays a shy, quiet little girl, yet she provides a depth and strength beyond her years. In comparison Yalitiza Aparicio is only competent. My Twentieth Century has many things going for it. It has beautiful black and white cinematography (the second movie this week), a fine recreation of fin de siecle Central Europe, a host of interesting ideas, and a charming performance from Dorota Segda as twin sisters separated as children. Perhaps it needs more plot. Perhaps I was expecting more from the Orient Express. Interesting the movie is Hungarian, while Segda is a Polish actress while Oleg Yankovsky, best known as the lead in Nostalghia, plays Segda's lover. Yet Hungarian is not a slavic language. Oddly enough the movie of the week is Paddington 2. It is surprisingly inventive, with a charming, lovely sequence near the beginning of the movie where Paddington imagines showing his aunt through a pop-up book about London. The attitude of innocence is convincingly and amusingly portrayed. And while a couple of plot twists are predictable the movie does end with Hugh Grant doing a song and dance number.
  12. 1. Fanny and Alexander Ingmar Bergman, Sweden 2. Fitzcarraldo Werner Herzog, West Germany 3. L'Enfant Secret Philippe Garrel, France 4. Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance Godfrey Reggio, United States 5. The Night of the Shooting Stars Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Italy 6. Yol Serif Goren, Turkey 7. Passion Jean-Luc Godard, France
  13. I'm updating my choices for the 1930-2017 for the movies I saw from late October 2017 to December 31, 2018 Winners 2007 Supporting Actress Hafsia Herzi, The Secret of the Grain Nominees #2-5 1936 Supporting Actress 2. Alice Brady, My Man Godfrey* 1937 Supporting Actress 2. May Whitty, Night Must Fall 1950 Supporting Actress 4. Patricia Neal, The Breaking Point 5. Phyllis Thaxter, The Breaking Point 1951 Supporting Actor 3. Leo Genn, Quo Vadis 1998 Actress 3. Thandie Newton, Besieged Runner-Ups (#6-10, only starting from 1948) 1948 Actress 6. Wei Wei, Spring in a Small Town* Supporting Actor 6. Li Wei, Spring in a Small Town* Supporting Actress 6. Zhang Hongmei, Spring in a Small Town* 1950 Actor 7. John Garfield, The Breaking Point Actress 7. Eva Henning, Girl With Hyacinths Supporting Actor 7. Ulf Palme, Girl with Hyacinths 8. Paul Douglas, Panic in the Streets 9. Juano Fernandez, The Breaking Point Supporting Actress 6. Birgit Tengroth, Girl with Hyacinths 1951 Supporting Actor 9. Peter Ustinov, Quo Vadis 1953 Supporting Actor 6. Folco Lulli, The Wages of Fear* Supporting Actress 6. Vera Clouzot, The Wages of Fear* 1958 Actor 9. Toshiro Mifune, The Hidden Fortress* Supporting Actor 7. Kamatari Fujiwara, The Hidden Fortress* 8. Minoru Chiaki, The Hidden Fortress* Supporting Actress 8. Misi Uehara, The Hidden Fortress* 1964 Supporting Actress 7. Irene Papas, Zorba the Greek 1966 Actor 10. Steve McQueen, The Sand Pebbles 1969 Actress 8. Juliet Berto, Le Gai Savoir 1971 Supporting Actress 6. Irene Worth, King Lear* 1977 Actor 8. Marcello Mastroianni, A Special Day Actress 7. Sophia Loren, A Special Day 1986 Actress 7. Brigitte Lin, Peking Opera Blues 8. Cora Miao, The Terrorizers Supporting Actress 6. Wang An, The Terrorizers 1989 Actress 7. Annette Bening, Valmont 1993 Actress 6. Ashley Judd, Ruby in Paradise Supporting Actress 6. Tran Nu Yen Khe, The Scent of Green Papaya 1996 Actor 6. Tom Cruise, Jerry Maguire 1998 Actor 6. Yuri Tsurilo, Khrustalyov, My Car! 2000 Actress 7. Lee Hyo-Jeong, Chunhyang 2001 Actor 9. Leonid Mozgovoy, Taurus 2008 Actor 8. Habib Boufares, The Secret of the Grain Supporting Actress 10. Bouraouia Marzouk, The Secret of the Grain 2014 Actress 10, Sophie Traub, Thou Wast Mild and Lovely Supporting Actress 9. Kristin Slaysman, Thou Wast Mild and Lovely 2016 Supporting Actor 7. Didier Despres, Slack Bay Supporting Actress 6. Ella Rumpf, Raw 7. Raph, Slack Bay *Rewatched performances
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    Your favorite adapted/original screenplay

    Now it's 2004. Here's Best Original Screenplay: Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, Pierre Bismuth, The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Brad Bird, The Incredibles Theo Angelopoulos, The Weeping Meadow Roger Bohbot, Arnaud Desplechin, Kings and Queen Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Tropical Malady And here is Best Adapted Screenplay: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurent, A Very Long Engagement, based on the novel of the same by Sebastien Japrisot Wong-Kar Wai, 2046, sequel to the movie In the Mood for Love directed by Wong J.J. Connolly, Layer Cake, based on his novel of the same name Lucie Hadziholilovic, Innocence based on the novella Mine-Haha or the Bodily Education of Young Girls by Frank Wedekind Clare Denis, Jean-Paul Fargeau, The Intruder, based on the essay of the same name by Jean-Luc Nancy I have not seen The Motorcycle Diaries (adapted)
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    Your favorite adapted/original screenplay

    Now it is 2003. Here is Best Adapted Screenplay: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King, based on the novel of the same name by J.R.R. Tolkien Hwang Jo-yoon, Lim Joon-hyeong, Park Chan-Wook, Oldboy. Based on the manga of the same name by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya Brian Helgeland, Mystic River, based on the novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini, American Splendor, based on the graphic novel of the same name by Harvey Pekar and the graphic novel Our Cancer Year by Pekar and Joyce Brabner Larry Doyle, Looney Tunes: Back in the Action, based on the Warner Brothers cartoon series And here is Best Original Screenplay: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds, Finding Nemo Jim Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan, In America Abbas Kiarostami, Crimson Gold Lars Von Trier, Dogville Thom Andersen, Los Angeles Plays Itself I have not seen Dirty Pretty Things (original)

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