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Sorenr Tagged Me [May. 15th, 2005|11:04 am]
Tony Grist

I knew someone would tag me for this one sooner or later. I was kinda dreading/longing for it

1) Total number of films I own on DVD/video:


2) The last film I bought:

Ai No Corrida
Au Hasard Balthasar
M. Verdoux

There's this new shop in town which sells interesting titles at an equally interesting discount. I'm greedy. Show me a rack of DVDs and I'l fill my basket.

3) The last film I watched:

M. Verdoux. I wrote a review a few days back.

4) Five films that I watch a lot or that mean a lot to me:

I don't tend to watch films over and over. There's too much out there I haven't yet seen....

Winter Light. I love Bergman and this is his most nearly perfect film.

Being There. I must get this on DVD. Peter Sellers gives the greatest performance of his career/in cinema history.

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams. Not Kurosawa's greatest film. It's much too uneven. But parts of it are heartbreakingly beautiful.

A Canterbury Tale. A really peculiar, wartime uplift film from Powell and Pressburger. It explains why we had to fight- and win- WWII. The climax, in which dreams come true, brings tears to my eyes.

La Dolce Vita. Everyone remembers Anita Ekberg cavorting in the Trevi fountain, but there's much, much more to it than that.... 

5)Tag 5 people and have them put this in their journal:

Sorry guys-

jackiejj , halfmoon_mollie , manfalling ,morrison_maiden , hepo

[User Picture]From: karenkay
2005-05-15 04:57 am (UTC)
Why do you own so many DVDs if you don't watch them again?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-05-15 08:12 am (UTC)
I love movies- and I love the idea of owning them- just as I love to own books.

I agree- it's not very rational.
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[User Picture]From: cataptromancer
2005-05-15 08:39 am (UTC)
Completely agreed on LDV. The fountain part may be the LEAST interesting bit about the film. My favorites are the 'taking dad out' sequence and steiner's party (each of them colored by what happens to the character afterwards), and the girl at the restaurant...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-05-15 09:00 am (UTC)
"taking dad out" is a wonderful sequence.

I also particularly like the all night party at the castle.

And the ending, with the strange fish and the restaurant girl making her second appearance, is magnificent.
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From: morrison_maiden
2005-05-15 11:07 am (UTC)
Uh oh, I guess I better do it! It beckons to me ;)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-05-15 11:54 am (UTC)
Excellent. I'm interested to see your choices.
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[User Picture]From: violaviolet
2005-05-16 08:55 am (UTC)
while,"The Magician" is my favorite Bergman film, "Winter Light" comes in a close second.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-05-16 09:17 am (UTC)
I believe the Magician is also Woody Allen's favourite.

Or maybe his second favourite after The Seventh Seal.
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[User Picture]From: violaviolet
2005-05-16 09:20 am (UTC)
ah... that bit of info makes me love Woody even more.:)
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