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TCM Imports - 2018

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I thought I'd restart this listing of each month's TCM Imports offerings.

January

  • La Notte (1961) Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy - January 7
  • Being Two Isn't Easy (1962) Dir: Kon Ichikawa, Japan - January 14
  • Good Morning (1962) Dir: Yasujiro Ozu, Japan - January 14
  • The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) Dir: Ermanno Olmi, Italy - January 21
  • In Vanda's Room (2000) Dir: Pedro Costa, Portugal - January 28

February

None due to the 31 Days of Oscar.

March

  • The French Way (1945) Dir: Jacques de Baroncelli, France - March 4
  • Zou Zou (1934) Dir: Marc Allegret, France - March 4
  • Love in the Afternoon/Chloe in the Afternoon (1972) Dir: Eric Rohmer, France  - March 11
  • Claire's Knee (1970) Dir: Eric Rohmer, France - March 11
  • Spring Dreams (1960) Dir: Keisuke Kinoshita, Japan - March 18
  • Farewell to Spring (1959) Dir: Keisuke Kinoshita, Japan - March 18
  • The Walls of Malapaga (1949) Dir: Rene Clement, France - March 25
  • French Cancan (1955) Dir: Jean Renoir, France - March 25

April

  • Fanny and Alexander (1982) Dir: Ingmar Bergman, Sweden - April 1
  • A Man Escaped (1956) Dir: Robert Bresson, France - April 8
  • Solaris (1972) Dir: Andrey Tarkovsky, USSR - April 15
  • Tampopo (1986) Dir: Juzo Itami, Japan - April 22
  • The Funeral (1984) Dir: Juzo Itami, Japan - April 22
  • The Earrings of Madame De... (1953) Dir: Max Ophuls, France - April 29
  • Lola Montes (1955) Dir: Max Ophuls, France - April 29

May

  • Cruel Gun Story (1964) Dir: Takumi Furukawa, Japan - May 6
  • A Colt Is My Passport (1967) Dir: Takashi Nomura, Japan - May 6
  • Danton (1982) Dir: Andrzej Wajda, France - May 13
  • A Generation (1955) Dir: Andrzej Wajda, Poland - May 13
  • Il Posto (1961) Dir: Ermanno Olmi, Italy - May 20
  • I Fidanzati (1962) Dir: Ermanno Olmi, Italy - May 20

June

  • A Woman's Face (1938) Dir: Gustaf Molander, Sweden - June 3
  • Stromboli (1950) Dir: Roberto Rossellini, Italy - June 3
  • Up to His Ears (1965) Dir: Philippe de Broca, France - June 10
  • That Man from Rio (1964) Dir: Philippe de Broca, France - June 10
  • Tokyo Drifter (1966) Dir: Seijun Suzuki, Japan - June 17
  • Fighting Elegy (1966) Dir: Seijun Suzuki, Japan - June 17
  • Stalker (1979) Dir: Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR - June 24
  • The Steamroller and the Violin (1961) Dir: Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR - June 24

July

  • Le Deuxieme Souffle (1966) Dir: Jean-Pierre Melville, France - July 1
  • Funny Games (1997) Dir: Michael Haneke, Austria - July 8
  • The Warped Ones (1960) Dir: Koreyoshi Kurahara, Japan - July 8
  • Vivre Se Vie (1962) Dir: Jean-Luc Godard, France - July 15
  • Le Petit Soldat (1963) Dir: Jean-Luc Godard, France - July 15
  • The Idiot (1951) Dir: Akira Kurosawa, Japan - July 29

August

None due to Summer Under the Stars programming.

September

  • Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1960) Dir: Alain Resnais, France - September 2
  • La Jetee (1962) Dir: Chris Marker, France - September 2
  • La Pointe Courte (1956) Dir: Agnes Varda , France - September 2
  • World On a Wire (1973) Dir: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Germany - September 9
  • The Rules of the Game (1939) Dir: Jean Renoir, France - September 16
  • The Golden Coach (1952) Dir: Jean Renoir, France - September 16
  • Floating Weeds (1959) Dir: Yasujiro Ozu, Japan - September 23
  • A Story of Floating Weeds (1934) Dir: Yasujiro Ozu, Japan - September 23
  • The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) Dir: Victor Erice, Spain - September 30
  • El Sur (1985) Dir: Victor Erice, Spain - September 30

October

  • Pauline at the Beach (1983) Dir: Eric Rohmer, France - October 7
  • Purple Noon (1961) Dir: Rene Clement, France - October 7
  • The Green Ray (1986) Dir: Eric Rohmer, France - October 14
  • Eyes Without a Face (1959) Dir: Georges Franju, France - October 21
  • Diabolique (1955) Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot, France - October 28

November

  • Alexander Nevsky (1938) Dir: Sergei Eisenstein, USSR - November 4
  • October (1928) Dir: Grigori Alexandrov, USSR - November 4
  • Profound Desire of the Gods (1968) Dir: Shohei Imamura, Japan - November 18
  • The Last Metro (1980) Dir: Francois Truffaut, France - November 25

 

 

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I would like to see Farinelli imported. I have seen a trailer but missed the movie and appears to be unavailable to rent online. There are discs available but they are expensive and I am not a movie collector.

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5 hours ago, Thenryb said:

I would like to see Farinelli imported. I have seen a trailer but missed the movie and appears to be unavailable to rent online. There are discs available but they are expensive and I am not a movie collector.

I saw this movie years ago on TV in Montréal. It's a compelling drama, but I really don't like that style of Opera myself.  It seems like the voice was dubbed by a woman, if I can remember correctly.

I have bought posters and such from online marketers in Europe that were relatively cheap. When you get started on the internet, you never know what you might find.

Bonne Chance

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On 2/4/2018 at 7:03 AM, Princess of Tap said:

I saw this movie years ago on TV in Montréal. It's a compelling drama, but I really don't like that style of Opera myself.  It seems like the voice was dubbed by a woman, if I can remember correctly.

According to what I have read the singing voice was provided by a soprano and a countertenor whose voices were recorded separately then digitally merged. In terms of actually watching an opera, I suppose I also prefer later composers beginning with Mozart, but I really love Baroque music including its opera arias in a recital setting.

There is a resurgence of countertenors in recent decades who showcase this sort of music. I recall when about the only countertenors around were Alfred Deller and Russell Oberlin.

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12 minutes ago, Thenryb said:

According to what I have read the singing voice was provided by a soprano and a countertenor whose voices were recorded separately then digitally merged. In terms of actually watching an opera, I suppose I also prefer later composers beginning with Mozart, but I really love Baroque music including its opera arias in a recital setting.

There is a resurgence of countertenors in recent decades who showcase this sort of music. I recall when about the only countertenors around were Alfred Deller and Russell Oberlin.

Countertenors are Rarity indeed--as rare as I go is my interest in coloraturas.

Maria Callas could sing anything and everything and I enjoyed her particularly in Norma and Lucia.

The all-around Workhorse coloratura was Beverly Sills. Her repertoire was thorough, but there is just so much of that sort of thing you can take. LOL

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I saw Beverly Sills in a recital a few years before she retired, and also Joan Sutherland (another coloratura who was a primo Lucia). Never saw Callas but loved her recordings in Norma, Tosca and Carmen.

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7 hours ago, Thenryb said:

I saw Beverly Sills in a recital a few years before she retired, and also Joan Sutherland (another coloratura who was a primo Lucia). Never saw Callas but loved her recordings in Norma, Tosca and Carmen.

I saw Leontyne Price in concert at the Chicago Opera House. She's sang in five different languages and then did encores in English. Most memorable was Summertime in which her notes hit the very high ceiling. I had all her recordings  of Verdi, but her Carmen was truly outstanding with Franco Corelli.

My favorite opera recording was Callas in Tosca and I have seen a film of that directed by Zeffirelli.

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William Jewell College in Liberty. Missouri at one time had a remarkable impresario who organized a concert series. He was able to attract some great performers. In addition to Sills and Sutherland mentioned above, I also saw Leontyne Price give a concert there as well as many others, including the United States debut of Luciano Pavarotti.

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