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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. Dora-Heita (2000) Kon Ichikawa, Japan. My number two choice of 2000. An entertaining look at a samurai who is charged with becoming a magistrate of a very corrupt town. This film was a long time in the making and boasts a screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Kon Ichikawa, Keisuke Kinoshita and Masaki Kobayashi. Recommended.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Denmark’s 2000 Robert Best Picture Award went to … The Bench (2000) Per Fly, Denmark Denmark’s 2000 Robert Best Foreign Picture Award went to … Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000) Ang Lee, China
  6. The 2000 winner of Sweden’s Guldbagge award was … Songs From the Second Floor (2000) Roy Andersson, Sweden
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  8. The 2000 German Film Awards Best Picture was … No Place to Go (2000) Oskar Roehler, Germany
  9. The 2000 winner of France’s Cesar Best Picture Award … The Taste of Others (2000) Agnes Jaoui, France The 2000 winner of France’s Cesar Best Foreign Film Award was … In the Mood For Love (2000) Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong
  10. The winner of the 2000 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language film was … Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000) Ang Lee, China
  11. The 2000 British Independent Foreign Language Film Award … In the Mood For Love (2000) Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong **** Amores Perros (2000) Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, Mexico Songs From the Second Floor (2000) Roy Andersson, Sweden The Taste of Others (2000) Agnes Jaoui, France The 2001/02 British Independent Foreign Language Film Award included this nominee … Nine Queens (2000) Fabian Bielinsky, Argentina
  12. Winner of the 2000 Independent Spirit Best Picture Award … Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000) Ang Lee, China Nominated for the 2000 Independent Spirit Best Foreign Film Award… In the Mood For Love (2000) Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong A Time For Drunken Horses (2000) Bahman Ghobadi, Iran Nominated for the 2001 Independent Spirit Best Foreign Film Award … Lumumba (2000) Raoul Peck, France Amores Perros (2000) Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, Mexico Together (2000) Lukas Moodysson, Sweden
  13. The winner of the 2000 European Film Screen International Award was … In the Mood For Love (2000) Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong
  14. Nominated for the 2000 BAFTA Best Picture Award and winner of the Foreign Film award … Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000) Ang Lee, China The 2000 BAFTA Foreign Film Award included these nominees …. Harry, He’s Here to Help (2000) Dominik Moll, France In the Mood For Love (2000) Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong Malena (2000) Giuseppe Tornatore, Italy The Winner of the 2001 BAFTA Foreign Film Award …. Amores Perros (2000) Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, Mexico
  15. Nominated for the 2000 Academy Award Best Picture Oscar and winner of the Best Foreign Film Award … Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) Ang Lee, China The 2000 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film included these nominees … Amores Perros (2000) Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, Mexico Divided We Fall (2000) Jan Hrebejk, Czech Republic Everybody’s Famous (2000) Dominique Deruddere, Belgium The Taste of Others (2000) Agnes Jaoui, France
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    Is nothing sacred? LOCK HIM UP!!!
  17. Monday, May 20 11 p.m. The Fugitive (1947). Mexico has been producing great cinematographers for some time. This one is by Gabriel Figueroa.
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    Who are these 173 Republicans who vote AGAINST Equality for all of American's citizens? The American Taliban.
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    How big was it, Jim? One of the most damning things in the Ohio State Report is that so many faculty members were fully aware of the sexual abuse that was going on and said or did nothing about it. As many as 50 according to the report. And though sweaty Jughead Jordan was in the same sports programme as the team doctor and though he was specifically named as knowing about it all by as many as 28 former students, a spokesperson for Jughead continues to deny it. And here I thought he was a know-it-all.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Patience grasshoppers. Trump is trying his level best to get the money from the poor and all the others who will never vote for him anyway to give to the farmers to ensure their loyalty. He shuts down the government for three months putting millions out of work for no purpose and without any consequences. His polling numbers went up after that. How many times can one president shoot himself in the foot and still get a free pass from his braindead followers?
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    I saw a few clips of the old Dumpster giving a speech at a rally last night and he is literally bursting out of his clothes now. How much weight has the healthiest president who ever lived put on?
  24. My top FF films of 2000 of the 23 that I have seen are …. 1. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000) Ang Lee, China 2. Dora-Heita (2000) Kon Ichikawa, Japan 3. The Gleaners and I (2000) Agnes Varda, France 4. Faithless (2000) Liv Ullmann, Sweden 5. In the Mood For Love (2000) Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong 6. Lumumba (2000) Raoul Peck, France 7. Divided We Fall (2000) Jan Hrebejk, Czech Republic 8. A Time For Drunken Horses (2000) Bahman Ghobadi, Iran 9. Brother (2000) Takeshi Kitano, Japan 10. Battle Royale (2000) Kinji Fukasaku, Japan Yi Yi (A One and a Two) (2000) Edward Yang, Taiwan The Princess and the Warrior (2000) Tom Tykwer, Germany One Day In the Life of Andrei Arsenevitch (2000) Chris Marker, France Monday (2000) Sabu, Japan and I’ve also seen … The Libertine (2000) Gabriel Aghlon, France The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000) Patrice Leconte, France The Circle (2000) Jafar Panahi, Iran Amores Perros (2000) Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, Mexico Calle 54 (2000) Fernando Trueba, Spain The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000) Tan Anh Hung, Viet Nam Merci Pour Le Chocolat (2000) Claude Chabrol, France Tears of the Black Tiger (2000) Wisit Ssanatieng, Thailand Me You Them (2000) Andrucha Waddington, Brazil

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