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Rewatch Challenge; Official; August 2015
Topic Started: Jul 30 2015, 05:32:03 PM (11,509 Views)
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Rewatch challenge

Goal:

Rewatch as many films as possible.

Rules:

- Only rewatches
- A feature film (Anything 40 minutes or over) counts as one entry
- A total of 60 minutes of short films count as one entry
- For Mini-Series (40 minute episodes or longer) each episode counts as an entry
- For Mini-Series with shorter episodes, the 60 minute rule applies

Challenge runs from August 1st, 2015 to August 31st, 2015

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PROGRESS:

47 - Perception de Ambiguity
45 - Carmel98
21 - Lonewolf2003
20 - VincentPrice
19 - klaus78
15 - joachimt
8 - 3eyes
5 - ArthurYanthar
4 - jgwr
3 - allisoncm
2 - Kowry
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I'm in, but I won't be rewatching anything for the first 10 days of August, because I've got everything I want to rewatch at home. Will be back home at the 10th.
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Jul 30 2015, 05:32:03 PM
Rewatch challenge

Goal:

Rewatch as many films as possible.


Rules:

- Only rewatches
- A feature film (Anything 40 minutes or over) counts as one entry
- A total of 60 minutes of short films count as one entry
- For Mini-Series (40 minute episodes or longer) each episode counts as an entry
- For Mini-Series with shorter episodes, the 60 minute rule applies

Challenge runs from August 1st, 2015 to August 31st, 2015

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Can you give an actual example if you have three films or more in the list , why does it show 1.-2. for the third line
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Jul 30 2015, 06:26:17 PM
Can you give an actual example if you have three films or more in the list , why does it show 1.-2. for the third line
You can just post a normal list like this:

1. Film 1
2. Film 2
3. Film 3

Then in the next post continue from that:

4. Film 4
5. Film 5
etc...

Or however many films you've seen. Just post normal numbered lists like everyone's been doing so far in these challenges.

The program just finds the largest number in each post that's at the beginning of a line and uses that value in the updates for your username.

Some people when they watch a lot of shorts they use the format:

1-4. Shorts

or

1.-4. Shorts

It's just a shorthand they use so they don't have to write e.g. 4 lines like above.

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Edited by themagician, Jul 31 2015, 07:44:59 PM.
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thanks
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I'm in, Mariko-chan.
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In. Another way to unhook from checks!

I just finished a 5-of-a-kind set of WW II-vintage musicals, and couldn't be sure which ones I'd seen as a child. But for this challenge I'll pick films I know I've seen, however long ago.
Edited by 3eyes, Jul 31 2015, 02:45:50 PM.
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I still have a lot of movies I want to rewatch in my collection. So count me in.
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I'm in.
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1. A song to remember (45)

Heavily fictionalized Hollywood biopic of Chopin. Stands out for me as the only movie I ever remember my mother inviting me to go to because she wanted to see it (she was a musician).

I haven't seen much with Paul Muni and his professor is the role I remember him for.
I still think Merle Oberon (George Sand)'s face and voice are peculiar, as I did then.
As for Cornel Wilde, of course I liked him better as Son of Robin Hood (AKA The bandit of Sherwood Forest).

The conflict between Sand and the professor was over my head when I was ten, of course, but the film deals with issues of art and fame in a way that speaks to me now. (Since the erotic element was necessarily implicit, there was more room for that, I guess.)
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I might take part in this.
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I'm in.

1. Battle Royale-2000: 10/10

Even better than I remember.
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I was planning to rewatch without this challenge. Might as well post them here:

1. Blind (1987) 8/10 to 8/10 (new favourite)
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Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995, Hideaki Anno) (Anime) 9/10 from 7/10
24minutes*26episodes = 624 e³s³i²dmnoptu ⇒ "10.4 features" = 10 + 24minutes over

⇒ 1.-10. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995, Hideaki Anno)
I don't have the capacities to write anything about it. It's beyond words.
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2. Virtuosity-1995: 8/10

Mid-90s Action flick which is incredibly watchable almost entirely due to Russell Crowe who just chews up the scenery and seems to be having a blast just being a complete psychopath.

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11. The End of Evangelion (1997, Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki) 8/10 (from 7)
"I'm so fucked up"
"How disgusting"

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1. Manhattan (1979) : Compared to other movies I lowered my rate a bit, but it still is my favorite Woody Allen. It's very funny. And beautiful shot for an Allen movie. It's one of those movie for which the choice to shoot it in black-and-white was the right choice.
Old rating: 9
New rating: 8.5
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1. Life Stinks (Mel Brooks, 1991) 7/10 (3rd+ viewing) (from nothing)

2. 乱 / Ran (Akira Kurosawa, 1985) 8/10 (2nd viewing) (from 7)

3. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959) 7+/10 (2nd viewing) (from 7)
Edited by Perception de Ambiguity, Aug 3 2015, 06:03:07 PM.
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12. Basic Instinct (1992, Paul Verhoeven) 6/10
Caricatural characters with specified traits/roles, motifs and step-by-step revealing of information convincingly set up to make a classic palpable erotic neo-noir. Above all the exaggerations, convulsions, twists and laughable dialogue there is an original tone which glues everything together (but maybe this is just the ever-present effective music). It's nice, the ending is forced, but ultimately it's applicable, acceptable, enjoyable. Props for the actors and Verhoeven.

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2. Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962)
Old rating: 7.5
New rating: 7.8

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13. Burnt by the Sun (1994, Nikita Mikhalkov) 6/10 (from 7-8)
An account (set in the countryside and happening during the course of 1 day) attempting to encompass the problems and actions undertaken in early 1930s Soviet Union. It also portrays the lives, daily activities, and games played by people - all that is good (and some of it is memorable), but seems devoid of ideas and isn't particularly entertaining. "Pioneri tam idut / pesni Leninu poyut".

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3. Dawn of the Dead-2004: 10/10

Still think I prefer this over the original, I know that's blasphemous among Horror fans but whatever.

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4. Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, 1954) 6+/10 (2nd viewing) (from 7)

Out of respect for my earlier self who appreciated the film for its gender subversion (mannish women calling the shots), genre subversion (unapologetic capitalists and bank robbers are the good guys, the people on the side of the law who want to get them are the bad guys), genre mix (psychosexually charged melodrama and western), political allegory (McCarthy, communism) and its influence on 'Once Upon a Time in the West' I considered keeping the 7, but nah. Great elements for sure, but with the novelty gone their mere presence failed to elicit much excitement as I found what was done with those things lacking, which also means that in my experience it fits in well with the rest of Nicholas Ray's work with other films that don't live up to their amazing potential. Film's like 'In a Lonely Place' and 'Bigger Than Life' ought to be some of my favorite films, but they are not.


5. The Gods Must Be Crazy (Jamie Uys, 1980) 6/10 (2nd+ viewing) (from nothing)

6. Cube (Vincenzo Natali, 1997) 8+/10 (4th viewing) (from 8)

Nice allegory for life, you know, you want to find the exit of the maze by coming up with clever concepts and words to make sense of it, but despite all your efforts all you can do is move from one f-cking room to the next. And finally you die, your remains rotting away in a box.


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2. Hachi-gatsu no kyôshikyoku / Rhapsody in August (Japan 1991)
In observance of the season. I've pretty much stopped paying attention to days but Hiroshima/Nagasaki-tide is an exception.

This felt more, well, didactic than it did first time around, but it was well worth rewatching for things I missed when I didn't know what to expect.
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4. Deep Impact-1998: 8/10

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3. Die letzte Brücke (Yugo 54)

Saw this in the fifties. Sure got a lot more out of it this time.
It's in German and Serbian; there are English subs for the former but not the latter, intentionally. Effective.
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Sounds like a good idea. I'm in.


1. Hiroshima mon amour (1959) 8/10 → 8/10
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3. Watership Down (1978) - What amazed me is how fast it moves, this is partly a good thing cause it gets the story moving fast and keeps it going, but on the other hand it never gives time to get to know the characters better. Which is my main concern with it, the characters aren't fleshed out enough to care about.
Old rating: 8ish (was before I really started rating movies)
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2. Ladri di biciclette (1948) 7/10 → 8/10
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3. L'Atalante (1934) 8/10 → 9/10
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4. Les quatre cents coups (1959) 8/10 → 9/10
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5. Andrey Rublyov (1966) 9/10 → 10/10
6. Zerkalo (1975) 8/10 → 9/10
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All those classics are rising in rating, klaus. Any reason why you are more generous?
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Probably because I'm choosing movies which I've watched only once several years (and many, many movies) ago, and feel I could like more on a rewatch.
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14. Pulp Fiction (1994, Quentin Tarantino) (2nd viewing) 9/10

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5. Daylight-1996: 9/10

Underrated disaster flick

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7. Forrest. Forrest Gaaamp. (Robert Zemeckis) (3rd+ viewing) 9/10 (from 9)

8. Limite (Mario Peixoto, 1931) (2nd viewing) 8-/10 (from 7)


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1. Joy Division, 2007
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7. L'avventura (1960) 10/10 → 10/10
8. Le mépris (1963) 10/10 → 10/10
9. Pickpocket (1959) 5/10 → 7/10
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