Bogie56

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  1. This might be a fun and quite engaging thread. My favourite is the Donald claiming that he could see thousands of Muslims taking to the streets in New Jersey from his office tower on 9/11 to celebrate the World Trade Center attack. He never completely walked that one back. It sort of became metaphorically speaking at some point. Personally, I think this alone should have disqualified him from running for President of the United States. It was so hateful and inflammatory and so not true.
  2. A pundit on the BBC described Newt Gingrich as a has-been, Rudy Guliani as a looney-toon and Kris Kristie as a criminally challenged individual.
  3. I would be hard pressed to pick anything tomorrow! But perhaps this thread can include anyone and everyone's idea as to what might be worthwhile to catch the next day.
  4. Bogie56

    New This Fall

    From beyond the beyond comes.... Midgets and Dragons Share: ● Sign up ● Read online (HBO via AP) The race is on to make the next ‘Game of Thrones’ Warring houses. Massive spending. The Hollywood battle to make the next mega-hit looks a lot like the war in Westeros. By Steven Zeitchik ● Read more »
  5. The 2000 Belgium Film Critics Association Best Picture Award went to … In the Mood For Love (2000) Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong The 2001 Belgium Film Critics Association Best Picture Award went to … Amores Perros (2000) Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, Mexico
  6. Your Top Foreign Language Films Hello everyone. I enjoyed posting the ’Your Favourite Performances of…’ each week so I thought this might be an interesting carry-on. The main purpose of this and the performances thread was to gather lists of recommended films. For this thread you are simply to consider the overall film. Hopefully there will be some discussion about them too. The format for listing the films should be like this …. 1. Day for Night (1973) Francois Truffaut, France. Lots of films are co-produced by many countries. I usually just try to pick one representative. The predominant language or the nationality of the director may be the best judge. I ask only a few things of participants. First, to wait until I have changed the year of the thread before posting your own choices. Second, to go by the generally accepted theatrical release date of a film rather than the year it was released in North America or nominated for an Oscar. The imdb and wikipedia are pretty good sources for these initial release dates. Film festivals and most premieres count as release dates. I have my own rule of thumb when it comes to films that have been banned from public release for many years. The Soviet block countries had a habit of doing this. In these instances I use the date the film was completed. Films simply shot in a foreign country do not qualify. Orson Welles made a lot of films in Europe but they were in the English language. Similarly, Antonioni’s The Passenger (1975) with Jack Nicholson is an English language film. I would think that films like The Longest Day or Tora Tora Tora or Last Tango In Paris which have big segments in a foreign language would not qualify as they are primarily English language films. Sergio Leone’s westerns with Eastwood would be English language films as the main cast performed the film in English. And The Artist (2011) is too cute to qualify. If you are like me, you probably try to avoid dubbed versions of foreign films but in some instances they are the only ones available to us. I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether or not to include them but you might mention if the versions you screened were dubbed. There really isn’t a limit to the number of films one can list but remember they are supposed to be “favourites.” That can mean different things to different people. Excellent films are usually my favourites. Please list them in your preference, i.e., number 1 through 10 and runner-ups. As in the performance thread at the end of each decade I will do a recap of the number one choices and then call for choices of the best foreign language film of the decade. We generally try to avoid short subjects or television movies. But, as in the case of Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes From a Marriage many foreign tv movies have also had theatrical releases or played in film festivals. Those films are fair game. A film should be at least 40 minutes in length to qualify as a feature film in this thread. This time I am going to start with films prior to 1920 for a week then after that films from the 1920’s for three weeks. After that we will go year-by-year doing one year per week. Saturdays will usually be the turn over day for new posts. For the silent films, and countries like Japan which were still making them in the early thirties, qualifying films should come from non-English speaking countries. It may take a little while for this thread to gain some steam. Personally, I have not seen very many foreign films in the 1930’s. But in prepping some of this I have noticed that when going year-by-year one gets a greater appreciation of the careers of some of the directors and a greater focus on their films. I plan on mentioning films that have won major awards in foreign countries or film festivals. But as you are no doubt aware they often win these awards years after their initial release dates in their own countries. This could get very messy. I will endeavour to mention the awards a 1967 film has won while we are on 1967, etc. You don’t have to have seen many to participate. Just have a favourite.
  7. The winner of the 2000 Lumiere Best Picture Award was … The Taste of Others (2000) Agnes Jaoui, France
  8. The winners of the 2000 Prix Jean Vigo were … De l’histoire Ancienne (2000) Orso Miret, France The King’s Daughters (2000) Patricia Mazuy, France
  9. The winners of the 2000 Prix Louis Delluc Best Picture included … Merci Pour Le Chocolat (2000) Claude Chabrol, France
  10. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Agreed. Why did he take the job if he isn't willing to explain and defend his work?
  11. You might have better luck if you started your own thread about just that movie in general discussions and ask your question - it might attract more people who are familiar with the film.
  12. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    What a crying shame.
  13. The 2000 winner of the National Society of Film Critics Best Picture Award … Yi Yi (A One and a Two) (2000) Edward Yang, Taiwan The 2001 National Society of Film Critics Foreign Film Award … In the Mood For Love (2000) Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong **** Amores Perros (2000) Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, Mexico The Circle (2000) Jafar Panahi, Iran
  14. The 2000 National Board of Review Best Foreign Language Film was … Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000) Ang Lee, China The 2001 National Board of Review Best Foreign Language Film was … Amores Perros (2000) Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, Mexico
  15. The 2000 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Foreign Film Award … Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000) Ang Lee, China **** Yi Yi (A One and a Two) (2000) Edward Yang, Taiwan The 2001 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Foreign Film Award … Amores Perros (2000) Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, Mexico **** In the Mood For Love (2000) Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong
  16. The 2000 Los Angeles Film Critics Best Foreign Film winner … Yi Yi (A One and a Two) (2000) Edward Yang, Taiwan **** The 2001 Los Angeles Film Critics Best Foreign Film nominee … In the Mood For Love (2000) Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong
  17. The 2000 New York Film Critics Best Foreign Film Award winner … Yi Yi (A One and a Two) (2000) Edward Yang, Taiwan Nominated for the 2000 New York Film Critics Best Picture and Best Foreign Film Award … Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) Ang Lee, China The 2001 New York Film Critics Best Foreign Film Award included … In the Mood For Love (2000) Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong **** Amores Perros (2000) Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, Mexico
  18. The 2000 Hong Kong Film Award for Best Picture went to … Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000) Ang Lee, China
  19. South Korea’s Grand Bell Best Picture Award of 2000 went to … Joint Security Area (2000) Chan-wook Park, South Korea
  20. The co-winner of China’s Golden Rooster Award for Best Picture of 2000 was … Fatal Decision (2000) Benzheng Yu, China
  21. China’s Hundred Flowers Awards for Best Picture of 2000 included … Breaking the Silence (2000) Zhou Sun, China Fatal Decision (2000) Benzheng Yu, China
  22. Wednesday, May 22 8 p.m. Cool Hand Luke (1967). Newman’s own with a terrific cast of character actors.
  23. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    So are the American taxpayers paying the tens of thousands of dollars to fight the release of Trump's PERSONAL documents?
  24. One Day In the Life of Andrei Arsenevitch (2000) Chris Marker, France. Chris Marker follows Andrei Arsenevitch Tarkovsky as he makes his last film, The Sacrifice (1986). This film was made for French television but had theatrical screenings at various film festivals. As mentioned in its two imdb reviews I was hoping for a rosetta stone look at Tarkovsky's films but I found this fell far short of that.

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