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    Well, while I don't really care for those Crawford's vehicles, I do think Siodmak's films during the 1940s were just great, it was difficult for him to get it wrong during that period.

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    I was just browsing through this discussion thread and had to stop and concur with your favorable opinion of Ms. Crawford, and the particular films you cite (btw Female On the Beach is another great title). The longevity of Crawford's film career (approximately 45 years: 1925 - 1970) meant that she spanned a variety of eras and interesting career phases. The Crawford eras I most prefer are the early/mid 30s and the late 40s/early 50s.
    Just yesterday evening TCM in the US was spotlighting "Crawford in the 1960s." Of course they showed Baby Jane and Strait-Jacket (both of which I have on DVD) but they also showed "I Saw What You Did" and "The Caretakers," both of which are seldom shown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mascagnian View Post
    I was just browsing through this discussion thread and had to stop and concur with your favorable opinion of Ms. Crawford, and the particular films you cite (btw Female On the Beach is another great title). The longevity of Crawford's film career (approximately 45 years: 1925 - 1970) meant that she spanned a variety of eras and interesting career phases. The Crawford eras I most prefer are the early/mid 30s and the late 40s/early 50s.
    Just yesterday evening TCM in the US was spotlighting "Crawford in the 1960s." Of course they showed Baby Jane and Strait-Jacket (both of which I have on DVD) but they also showed "I Saw What You Did" and "The Caretakers," both of which are seldom shown.
    Joan was a wonderful figure. A true star, and how she loved it!
    And undoubtedly one of the most beautiful faces to grace the screen.

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    A gem from the experimentation period at Biograph, Those awful hats, 1909, by D. W. Griffith.

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    For the first time in 50 years, the number one in the yearly survey of "Sight and Sounds" on the greatest films ever, is not Citizen Kane:

    http://www.bfi.org.uk/news/50-greatest-films-all-time

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    I really love the third place, Tokyo Story. 8 1/2 should be higher.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Yes, lists are like that. You can share some things, and not others.

    Just for the sake of curiosity, I took the count, and in my personal top 50, there are only 7 coincidences with that list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schigolch View Post
    Yes, lists are like that. You can share some things, and not others.

    Just for the sake of curiosity, I took the count, and in my personal top 50, there are only 7 coincidences with that list.
    How could they miss Rocco e i suoi fratelli and Como era gostoso o meu francês? It is a nice change to see Citizen Kane out of number one, though.

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    I've just watched 2002 movie "Possession" and, as a matter of curiosity, I'd mention that it's soundtrack includes song performed by noone else than Ramon Vargas. The song is not that good, just closing credits piece but it was nice surprise.

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    An impressive film!.

    Eighty years later, it still gives you the shivers:


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    I've watched this today - very good movie that classical music fans will love. Sensitive, interesting, gripping, filmed in beautiful locations, with good actors and actresses, and featuring music by John Corigliano, played by Joshua Bell. Recommended.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Arguably the best of Hitchcock's silent movies:


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    My favorite of all times is "What dreams may come"
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    And what about music-relared films it's definitely "Amadeus"

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    I haven't watched "El hombre y el monstruo", will get a copy.

    This is the Golden Calf's scene from Jean Marie Straub and Danièlle Huillet adaptation of Moses und Aron (1973):


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    Quote Originally Posted by Schigolch View Post
    This is the Golden Calf's scene from Jean Marie Straub and Danièlle Huillet adaptation of Moses und Aron (1973):
    It's like "West Side Story" in the wilderness.

    The folks at PETA must have had a field day!

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