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Old 01-05-2007, 17:37   #21
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Old 01-05-2007, 17:49   #22
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I think 85. My counting is much worse than my ability to watch movies.
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35, and a few of the others are sitting on my oversized "to watch" pile of DVDs. Largely the foreign language films I haven't seen.
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A crappy 22.
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84, though some of those are so far once only/on TV/a very long time ago.
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Approaching eighty and most of those are on the shelf. Ordet awaits.

Not sure if a high score on this list really counts as good taste or just the bovine pursuit of the sort of things which figure in this sort of list every year.

A decent enough basis for a collection though.

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Old 01-05-2007, 22:24   #27
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around half for me (47 or 48)
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seen 90 just some of the indian and eastern european ones to see
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81. Possibly a few others but I can't remember!
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:16   #30
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Seen 91 of them - tried to watch Gone With The Wind on 4 separate occassions but just can't bring myself to sit through it...don't really know why but the idea of this film just really annoys me.

The other ones I haven't seen don't interest me either. It basically looks to me like a clone of the BFI sight and sound poll carried out a few years ago.

Many classic films in there though...
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17 to go. Embarassingly I've owned them for quite a while now and haven't gotten around to them!
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17 to go. Embarassingly I've owned them for quite a while now and haven't gotten around to them!
Same with many of the sixteen I haven't seen. One of them (Rashomon) has just arrived as a freebie for resubscribing to Sight & Sound.
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I've seen 87. And I think Mr. Armbruster "thinks" he's seen all 100 but hasn't
Perhaps the redoubtable and irreplaceable Mr haineshisway might like to tell me which films he thinks I haven't seen! Or maybe more importantly, tell us which films he hasn't seen - they must all be in b&w!

Actually, the list is fairly straightforward and no film is/was especially rare when you lived in London throughout the golden age of the arthouse and repertory cinema. The same would apply to Paris and New York, though not Los Angeles. Even titles like Ordet and The Man With the Movie Camera were fairly commonplace in London and BBC2 of course also ran regular world cinema seasons.

You just have to be of a certain age and live in a certain place.
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84 - the ones I have not seen are all foreign - I have never developped a passion for foreign films although I have seen quite a lot. I guess that makes me the typical "Hooray for Hollywood" classic film fan.
CineKarine, may I be so bold and ever so slightly personal? If you live in Quebec or wider Canada surely every film is "foreign" and as you have put an accent on your name, surely French films are domestic and Hollywood therefore qualifies as johnny foreigner.
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Actually, the list is fairly straightforward and no film is/was especially rare when you lived in London throughout the golden age of the arthouse and repertory cinema. The same would apply to Paris and New York, though not Los Angeles. Even titles like Ordet and The Man With the Movie Camera were fairly commonplace in London and BBC2 of course also ran regular world cinema seasons.

You just have to be of a certain age and live in a certain place.
That is correct, although it was also necessary to have a certain attitude and determination!
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CineKarine, may I be so bold and ever so slightly personal? If you live in Quebec or wider Canada surely every film is "foreign" and as you have put an accent on your name, surely French films are domestic and Hollywood therefore qualifies as johnny foreigner.
Thank you for your question, Wendell. Hollywood films being so omni-present here (Montréal, Québec), they are the films that everyone sees and talks about (whether they see them in English or in French-dubbed versions). I would never consider an American film foreign in the sense that they are our everyday reality. Of course, there are (a few) Canadian films made each year and we do get French films in movie theaters in some areas (I am French-Canadian myself but never cared much for French films), but these are hardly the most popular products around. The area of Montreal Island I live in is about 80% English so American films reign supreme and they are the films that bring in the crowds.

Having grown-up with American classic films and studied them all my life, I could never regard them as foreign, they are too much a part of me and my existence. And for anyone who likes current films (not me!), there really is not much of a difference between living here or in NY City. In other departments, there is a world of difference though :-)

Thus to me, a foreign film would be one which is not American or Canadian.

Please consider this an over-simplification of this whole, complex matter. And this is my opinion only.

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I don't think that I agree there. Nearly all the films were shown on British TV between 1991 and 1998, although I suppose we can look back on a golden age of cinema on terrestrial television
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Only 38! My problem is that I have such terrible taste.
If there was more films like: In Like Flint/The Long Ships/Taras Bulba/The pure Hell Of St Trinian's in the list, then the number would be much higher.
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I have seen 96 and I own 92 on dvd.

The unowned/watched are -
42. Pather Panchali
47. Ugetsu Monogatari
51. Magnificent Ambersons (seen but do not own)
64. Greed (seen but do not own)
68. Madame De (seen but do not own)
74. Voyage to Italy
90. Sansho the Bailiff
95. Letter to an Unknown Woman (seen but do not own)


I intend to buy the 2 Ophuls when they are cheaper, likewise the Apu trilogy if it ever goes below £12, for god's sake. Mizoguchi is real gap, I confess to having seen none of his films but will get the Crits eventually. Voyage to Italy - I'll wait for decent edition first, although not a massive Rossellini fan, anyhow.

As for the Magnificent Ambersons and Greed I'm hoping for miraculous discoveries at some point (although I have a rotten off-air VHS of Ambersons, which I don't count).

Does this make me a BFI-type list loving whoreboy??
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