My Favorite Lindsay Anderson Films

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1.   O Lucky Man! (1973)

2.   if…. (1968)

3.   This Sporting Life (1963)

4.   In Celebration (1975)

5.   Britannia Hospital (1982)

6.   Is That All There Is? (1992)
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Available as an extra on the Criterion DVD of “This Sporting Life”)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Short Cinema)

1.   O Dreamland (1953)
(Documentary Short)
(I watched it online)

2.   Thursday’s Children (1953)
(Documentary Short)
(Available as an extra on the Criterion Collection DVD of “if….”)

3.   Wakefield Express (1952)
(Documentary Short)
(Available as an extra on the Criterion Collection DVD of “This Sporting Life”)

4.   Meet the Pioneers (1948)
(Documentary Short)
(Available as an extra on the Criterion Collection DVD of “This Sporting Life”)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   A Look Back in Anger (1980)
(TV Film)
(I watched it on an old VHS Tape)

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My Favorite Robert Altman Films

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1.   Nashville (1975)

2.   McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

3.   Short Cuts (1993)

4.   The Long Goodbye (1973)

5.   Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)

6.   Tanner ’88 (1988)
(Cable Mini-Series)

7.   The Player (1992)

8.   3 Women (1977)

9.   MASH (1970)

10. Kansas City (1996)

11. California Split (1974)

12. Streamers (1983)

13. A Wedding (1978)

14. Fool for Love (1985)

15. Secret Honor (1984)

16. A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

17. Gosford Park (2001)

18. Cookie’s Fortune (1999)

19. The Company (2003)

20. Vincent & Theo (1990)

21. Tanner on Tanner (2004)
(Cable Mini-Series)

22. Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson (1976)

23. Thieves Like Us (1974)

24. Popeye (1980)

25. Brewster McCloud (1970)

26. Images (1972)

27. Health (1980)
(I watched it online)

28. Dr. T & the Women (2000)

29. Ready to Wear (1994) (aka Pret-a-Porter)

30. A Perfect Couple (1979)

31. Quintet (1979)

32. Beyond Therapy (1987)

33. O.C. & Stiggs (1985)
(theatrically released in 1987)

34. The Gingerbread Man (1998)

35. That Cold Day in the Park (1969)

36. Countdown (1968)

37. The Delinquents (1957)

38. The Caine Mutiny Court Martial (1988)
(TV Film)

39. Robert Altman’s Jazz ’34 (1997)
(Great Performances Special)
(Documentary)

40. The James Dean Story (1957)
(Co-directed with George W. George)
(Documentary)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (TV Episodes)

1.   Gun (1997)
(Episode from 1997: “All the President’s Women”)

2.   Combat (1962-1967)
(Episodes from 1962: “Forgotten Front”, “Rear Echelon Commandos”, “Any Second Now”, “Escape to Nowhere”, “Cat and Mouse”, “I Swear by Apollo” and “The Prisoner”)
(Episodes from 1963: “The Volunteer”, “Off Limits” and “Survival”)

3.   The Gallant Men (1962-1963)
(Pilot Episode from 1962: “Battle Zone”)

4.   Route 66 (1960-1964)
(Episode from 1961: “Some of the People, Some of the Time”)   

5.   Peter Gunn (1958-1961)
(Episode from 1961: “The Murder Bond”)

6.   Lawman (1958-1962)
(Episode from 1961: “The Robbery”)

7.   Bonanza (1959-1973)
(Episodes from 1960: “Silent Thunder”)
(Episodes from 1961: “Bank Run”, “The Duke”, “The Rival”, “The Secret”, “The Dream Riders”, “Sam Hill” and “The Many Faces of Gideon Finch”)

8.   Maverick (1957-1962)
(Episode from 1960: “Bolt from the Blue”)

9.   Bronco (1958-1962)
(Episode from 1960: “The Mustangers”)

10. Sugarfoot (1957-1961)
(Episode from 1959: “Apollo with a Gun”)
(Episode from 1960: “The Highbinder”)

11. M Squad (1957-1960)
(Episode from 1958: “Lover’s Lane Killing”)

12. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1965)
(Episode from 1957: “The Young One”)
(Episode from 1958: “Together”)

My Favorite Pedro Almodovar Films

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1.   Talk to Her (2002)

2.   The Skin I Live In (2011)

3.   All About My Mother (1999)

4.   Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)

5.   Volver (2006)

6.   Bad Education (2004)

7.   Live Flesh (1997)

8.   Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990)

9.   Law of Desire (1987)

10. Matador (1986)

11. Broken Embraces (2009)

12. Julieta (2016)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)

2.   Dark Habits (1983)

3.   Labyrinth of Passion (1982)

4.   The Flower of My Secret (1995)

5.   High Heels (1991) 

My Favorite Woody Allen Films

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1.   Manhattan (1979)

2.   Annie Hall (1977)

3.   Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

4.   Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

5.   Husbands and Wives (1992)

6.   Zelig (1983)

7.   Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

8.   Bullets over Broadway (1994)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Stardust Memories (1980)

2.   Deconstructing Harry (1997)

3.   The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

4.   Radio Days (1987)

5.   Sleeper (1973)

6.   Love and Death (1975)

My Favorite Robert Aldrich Films

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1.   Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

2.   Ulzana’s Raid (1972)

3.   Hustle (1975)

4.   Attack (1956)

5.   Emperor of the North (1973)

6.   Twilight’s Last Gleaming (1977)

7.   What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

8.   The Dirty Dozen (1967)

9.   The Big Knife (1955)

10. The Longest Yard (1974)

11. Autumn Leaves (1956)
(I saw it on an old VHS Tape)

12. Vera Cruz (1954)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   The Grissom Gang (1971)

2.   The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)

3.   Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

4.   The Choirboys (1977)

5.   Too Late the Hero (1970)

6.   …All the Marbles (aka The California Dolls) (1981)

7.   Ten Seconds to Hell (1959)

8.   Apache (1954)

My Favorite Chantal Akerman Films

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1.   Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)

2.   Toute Une Nuit (1982)
(I saw it on an old VHS Tape)

3.   Je Tu Il Elle (1974)

4.   News from Home (1977)

5.   Les Rendez-Vous D’Anna (1978)

6.   Hotel Monterey (1972)

7.   La Captive (2000)

8.   Tomorrow We Move (2004)

9.   A Couch in New York (1996)

My Favorite Directors Update

My dear readers, I have just expended my my favorite directors list to 306 names (read here). You will see just as many names as you recognize as their are names that may sound more obscure. Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy the upcoming posts. I may be repeating some of them, but chances are you will adore the blog entries more than anything else. At least I hope so 🙂

My Favorite Paul Thomas Anderson Films (New)

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1.   Inherent Vice (2014)

2.   Phantom Thread (2017)

3.   There Will Be Blood (2007)

4.   The Master (2012)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Hard Eight (1996)

2.   Boogie Nights (1997)

3.   Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

4.   Magnolia (1999)

My Favorite Billy Wilder Films (New)

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1.   Ace in the Hole (1951)

2.   Sunset Boulevard (1950)

3.   Double Indemnity (1944)

4.   Some Like It Hot (1959)

5.   One, Two, Three (1961)

6.   The Apartment (1960)

7.   The Lost Weekend (1945)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   The Major and the Minor (1942)

2.   Avanti! (1972)

3.   Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

4.   Stalag 17 (1953)

5.   Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

6.   The Seven Year Itch (1955)

7.   Sabrina (1954)

My Favorite Philip Kaufman Films (New)

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1.   The Right Stuff (1983)

2.   Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

3.   The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

4.   The Wanderers (1979)

5.   Henry & June (1990)

6.   Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)
(Cable Film)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972)

2.   Goldstein (1964)

3.   Quills (2000)