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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. 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.
  3. The Best Picture winner of the 1971 Golden Horse Film Festival was … The Story of Ti-Ying (1971) Han Hsiang Li, Taiwan
  4. Winners of the 1971 Moscow International Film Festival …. The White Bird Marked With Black (1971) Yuri Liyenko, Russia Confessions of a Police Captain (1971) Damiano Damiani, Italy
  5. The 1971 Locarno International Film Festival foreign film winners included … On the Point of Death (1971) Mario Garriba, Italy They Have Changed Their Face (1971) Corrado Farina, Italy The Friends (1971) Gerard Blain, France
  6. The Winner of the 1972 Cannes Film Festival was this foreign language film … The Working Class Goes to Heaven (1971) Elio Petri, Italy
  7. The 1971 Chicago International Film Festival’s Best Picture Award went to this foreign language film … Mon Oncle Antoine (1971) Claude Jutra, Canada
  8. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    An interrogation gone wrong and then a dismemberment that was an accident. And the Saudi hierarchy who have control of every aspect of their government knew nothing about it. It is time the U.S. government released what they know of Saudi Arabia's support and involvement of 9/11. The Bush government is complicit in this cover up. An incredible disgrace in the name of money and oil.
  9. The 1971 Danish Bodil Award for Best Picture went to … The Missing Clerk (1971) Gert Fredholm, Denmark
  10. The 1971 winner of the Mainichi Film Award was … Silence (1971) Masahiro Shinoda, Japan
  11. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    The Plum Line • Opinion Trump’s ugly, dishonest CBS interview reveals GOP’s predicament in midterms The "Donald Trump in full" strategy, explained. By Greg Sargent • Read more »
  12. The 1971 Argentinian Film Critics Association Best Picture Awards went to … La Valija (1971) Enrique Carreras, Argentina Nostros los Monos (1971) Edmund Valladares, Argentina
  13. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    PowerPost • Analysis The Daily 202: Joe Biden appeals to working-class whites who defected to Trump. Is that how Democrats win again? New poll puts the former V.P. at the top of the 2020 pack, as aides say the president fears Biden the most. By James Hohmann • Read more » Also Popular in Politics In Trump country, Republican candidates this year fall flat The states that gave the president his surprise win in 2016 have warmed to Democrats, reviving the region as an election bellwether. By Michael Scherer, Robert Costa • Read more » Putin is ‘probably’ involved in assassinations and poisonings, but ‘it’s not in our country,’ Trump says
  14. 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.
  15. The winner of the 1971 Prix Louis Delluc Best Picture was … Appointment In Bray (1971) Andre Delvaux, France
  16. Nominated for the 1972 National Society of Film Critics Best Film … The Emigrants (1971) Jan Troell, Sweden
  17. Nominated for the 1972 New York Film Critics Best Picture Award … The Emigrants (1971) Jan Troell, Sweden
  18. The 1970 National Film Awards of India Best Picture was … The Invitation (1971) Tarun Majumbar, India
  19. The 1971/72 winners of Mexico’s Ariel Best Picture Award were …. The Barefoot Eagle (1971) Alfonso Arau, Mexico The Gates of Paradise (1971) Salomon Laiter, Mexico
  20. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    I disagree with this one. It was consensual and she was an adult. Married Trump, the billionaire had a consensual affair with a porn star. That wasn't an abuse of power either. Morality is another issue altogether.
  21. Wednesday, October 24 4 p.m. The Dawn Patrol (1938). Both Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone are superb in this WWI flyers film.
  22. Tuesday, October 23/24 2 a.m. The Bastard (1968). Heist film with Rita Hayworth and Klaus Kinski. Now there's a romantic couple for you.
  23. Monday, October 22 5 a.m. The Mysterious Doctor (1943). Nazis and headless ghosts!
  24. Sunday, October 21 8 a.m. A Day at the Races (1937). Sunday morning with the Marx Brothers. Perfect.
  25. Saturday, October 20 10 a.m. Popeye: The Spinach Overture (1935). 4 a.m. Bloodbrothers (1978). I’ve been on the hunt for this Robert Mulligan film for a while. With Richard Gere and Tony LoBianco.

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