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    The Movie Gettysburg 1993

    If for no other reason than to watch Ted get shot....
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    The Movie Gettysburg 1993

    Um, the main battle - Pickett's Charge - was fought on July 4. You know, the battle where the south lost half their army marching across an open field like sitting (or marching) ducks? Or maybe you don't... Watch the movie.
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    The Movie Gettysburg 1993

    Googled "why doesn't TCM show Gettysburg" and found this thread. Now the film is 26 years old, so if 25 years is the technical definition of classic, then it's "eligible". It's already 8-10 years older than the LOTR movies...which along with other newer movies, TCM has already shown anyway. No other channels show the Gettysburg movies, either. So TCM is denying its community of one of the better historical movies made in the last 50 years. Not to mention missing out on all the fun banter we used to have on the IM** forums back in the day, the history, the bloopers (finding moving trucks, statues amongst the greens), the varmints that served as mustaches and beards - and discussing the various cuts of the movie.... Now, there is a Director's Cut, which has added not only more minutes, but actual music with orchestral instruments (as opposed to only using electronic music in the original movie). The cuts did not terribly detract (although adding them did connect a few of the stories) as they did with Gods and Generals, but it's the version we watch most in our home now. Gods and Generals.....whoever edited that movie should have been fired. It was barely tolerable. When they released the Extended/Director's Cut version, the lights went on, the movie made sense, it didn't drag on...it wasn't just Stonewall sobbing into his hanky. It's not as good as Gettysburg, but ya know, if they had released it the way it should have been released, we might actually have that third Shaara movie after all. TCM, not showing these movies is really a shame.
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    Your Favourite Foreign Language Films Up to 2015

    I don't have so many from this year. But Lola is one of my favorites - and the music is awesome. Run, Lola Run (1998) Tom Tykwer, Germany The Dinner Game (1998) Francis Veber, France Open Your Eyes (1997) Alejandro Amenabar, Spain The Way We Laughed (1998) Gianni Amelio, Italy The Phantom of the Opera, Dario Argento, Italy The Celebration (1998) Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark
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    Your Favourite Foreign Language Films Up to 2015

    Here are mine... Life Is Beautiful (1997) Roberto Benigni, Italy Happy Together (1997) Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong The Thief (1997) Pavel Chukhrai, Russia On Connait La Chanson (1997) Alain Resnais, France Children of Heaven (1997) Majid Majidi, Iran Rien ne va plus, Claude Chabrol, France
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    TCM Imports - 2019

    Are there any for this month? Haven't seen them....
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    Your Favourite Foreign Language Films Up to 2015

    1. La Ceremonie (1995) Claude Chabrol, France 2. Antonia’s Line (1995) Marleen Gorris, the Netherlands 3. Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud (1995) Claude Sautet, France 4. Les Miserables (1995) Claude Lelouch, France 5. The Flower of My Secret (1995) Pedro Almodovar, Spain 6. La Haine (1995), Mathieu Kassovitz, France
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    Your Favourite Foreign Language Films Up to 2015

    Il Postino (1994) Michael Radford, Italy Chungking Express (1994) Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) Ang Lee, Taiwan Trois Couleurs: Rouge (1994) Krzysztof Kielowski, France Trois Couleurs: Blanc (1994) Krzysztof Kielowski, France Before the Rain (1994) Milcho Manchevski, Macedonia Le Colonel Chabert (1994) Yves Angelo, France La Reine Margot (1994) Patrice Chereau, France Farinelli: Il Castrato (1994) Gerard Corbiau, Italy Satantango (1994) Bela Tarr, Hungary
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    Your Favourite Foreign Language Films Up to 2015

    Finally I have time....are we still on 1993? Farewell, My Concubine Three Colors: Blue Hedd Wyn Strawberry and Chocolate The Wedding Banquet
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    Your Favourite Foreign Language Films Up to 2015

    Ok, thanks - sorry I messed up and did the whole decade. I got too excited.
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    Your Favourite Foreign Language Films Up to 2015

    Now that I have found you all.... I think the 1990s were one of the best decades for foreign movies. JMO. In no particular order.... 1. My Father’s Glory (1990) – Yves Robert, France (Except this one. an all-time favorite) 2. My Mother’s Castle (1990) – Yves Robert, France 3. Raise the Red Lantern (1991) – Yimou Zhang, China 4. Life is Beautiful (1997) – Roberto Benigni, Italy 5. Chungking Express (1994) – Wong Kar Wai, China 6. Three Colors: Red (1994) – Kryzsztof Kieslowski, Poland (OK, also Blue and White, but, a list of ten) 7. Run Lola Run (1998) – Tom Tykwer, Germany 8. Il Postino (1994) – Michael Radford, Italy 9. Akiro Kurasawa's Dreams (1990) – Akiro Kurasawa, Ishiro Honda, Japan 10. Belle Epoque (1992) – Fernando Trueba, Spain I also loved The Thief, Ponette, Kolya, Europa Europa!, Cyrano de Bergerac, Open Your Eyes, Eat Drink Man Woman.....there are way too many to list here!
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    Your Favourite Foreign Language Films Up to 2015

    Oh, and I know I missed the 1980s....but from one of my favorites, my bichon Ziggy also seems to like it as well...
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    Your Favourite Foreign Language Films Up to 2015

    I don't come here often. But I just binged all 91 pages of posts in this thread! I applaud all of you who have seen so many of the older films - I have just made a huge list of everything I want to see. I wouldn't know where to find half of it, especially the German films from the 20s and 30s. Also, everything you find on Youtube and elsewhere seem to not have subtitles. But I *will find them! Thanks for all your efforts!!! Freddie
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    Time for Marcello!

    Now that we've got him for a SUTS day.....Mastroianni deserves a month!
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    2018 SCHEDULE

    Next on my list to request...>>Belmondo<< It would be great to have a French New Wave month, but that's another thread, another board...

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