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    i've had this book for a few years that gives you a movie a day for the full year. it includes a brief synopsis with useful trivia and insider info. so the only resolution i've made is to finally complete the book cover to cover if i've already seen them or not. to get up to date this is where i'm at.
    1. I Am Cuba
    2. Man With the Movie Camera
    3. The Lord of the Rings:Fellowship of the Rings
    4. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    5. Princess Mononoke
    6. The Talented Mr. Ripley
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    Jan. 7
    Carlitos Way
    1993
    Brain De Palma
    Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller
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    what criteria did the movies meet to be included?
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    there really isn't one. here's the back cover:

    Sure, everybody loves the movies. But how much do these movie enthusiasts really know about them? In this groundbreaking book, noted film critic Chris Barsanti gives you the most entertaining crash course in good film in a book--one movie a day.
    This is not just another greatest-movies celebration. Pairing cinema's lesser-seen gems alongside blockbusters, great early works from the pioneers of film alongside often-overlooked films from great directors, Barsanti unveils the movies that all true cineastes must see--for everyone's viewing pleasure.

    Filmology: So you can watch your way to an education in film!
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    Jan. 8
    Ugetsu
    1953
    Kenji Mizoguchi
    Masayuki Mori, Machico Kyo, SakaeOzawa, Kinuyo Tanaka

    Presented in a manner as eerie as it is heartbreaking, this film is a gorgeous supernatural fable about the folly of men with dreams larger than their abilities and their women who suffer as a result. Genjuro (Masuyaki Mori) is a potter who longs for wealth and luxury, while Tobei (Sakae Ozawa), a farmer, dreams of the glories of the samurai to the point of ignoring his wife. Though a war rages around them, they venture to town to sell their wares. Genjuro becomes bewitched by a beautiful though vengeful ghost (Machiko Kyo), while his wife is murdered by a soldier; Tobei becomes a noted warrior, while his wife descends into prostitution after being raped while searching for her husband
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    enjoy yourself
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    interesting, sounds like a way to broaden your favorites list- keep us updated and add your evaluation as you go along

    have you seen Angel Heart? it is one I stumbled on and really enjoyed, same with Blacksnake Moan, to say the least both are 'non traditional' but I enjoyed them a lot.
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    angel heart '87 or '95?
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    i'll check it out . since im caught up on my list tonight i'm streaming timecrimes
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    Jan. 9
    The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
    1966
    Sergio Leone
    Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Ciff

    In the last and the best installment of his so-called "Dollars" trilogy of Sergio Leone-directed "spaghetti westerns," Clint Eastwood reprised the role of a taciturn, enigmatic loner. Here he searches for a cache of stolen gold against rivals the Bad (Lee Van Cleef), a ruthless bounty hunter, and the Ugly (Eli Wallach), a Mexican bandit. Though dubbed "the Good," Eastwood's character is not much better than his opponents -- he is just smarter and shoots faster. The film's title reveals its ironic attitude toward the canonized heroes of the classical western. "The real West was the world of violence, fear, and brutal instincts," claimed Leone. "In pursuit of profit there is no such thing as good and evil, generosity or deviousness; everything depends on chance, and not the best wins but the luckiest." Immensely entertaining and beautifully shot in Techniscope by Tonino Delli Colli, the movie is a virtually definitive "spaghetti western," rivaled only by Leone's own Once Upon a Time in the West (1968). The main musical theme by Ennio Morricone hit #1 on the British pop charts. Originally released in Italy at 177 minutes, the movie was later cut for its international release. ~ Yuri German, Rovi
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    sounds interesting
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    Jan.10
    Grey Gardens
    1975
    Albert Maysles, David Maysles
    Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale, Brooks Hyers

    Albert and David Maysles, pioneers in the cinéma vérité movement of documentary filmmaking, chose for their subjects of this film a mother and daughter with celebrity connections. Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Edie (or, as they are called by the brothers, Big Edie and Little Edie), are aunt and cousin to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. In the early '70s, their 28-room mansion in Long Island's tony community of East Hampton was found to be a health hazard, and the two women, in their seventies and fifties, were threatened with eviction. Jacqueline Onassis paid for the house to be put in good order, and two years later, the Maysles paid the ladies a series of follow-up visits. This is not fly-on-the-wall filmmaking; the brothers are sometimes shown on-camera, and both women talk directly to them. Big Edie reminisces about her husband (from whom she has long been separated) and her youthful singing career; Little Edie ruminates over memories of her thwarted romances and confides that she has to get out of Grey Gardens (the name of their estate), although she has been living there since 1952; and the two women pick at each other for transgressions past and present. The women share their home with at least five cats and several raccoons, for whom Little Edie leaves out food in the attic. They are not recluses; they host a modest 79th birthday party for Big Edie, they employ a gardener, and they are often visited by Jerry, a young handyman/lost soul whom Little Edie calls "the Marble Faun," after the Nathaniel Hawthorne story. "It's very difficult to keep the line between the past and the present," Little Edie says near the beginning of the film, and it becomes clear that both women are much more comfortable reliving their respective youths (in some ways, Little Edie has never left hers) than facing their rather bleak old and middle age. ~ Tom Wiener
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    ^^^ if you want to look through a window into crazy watch this movie!
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    So what is your take on Good Bad & Ugly?

    I saw them all when they were released and liked them ok did not realize they would be the the model for a new genre
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    Yeah, we didn't even like spaghetti that much. But...attach a western with a budget to afford non speaking actors for 3 pesos a day and voila, a masterpiece. Did anyone get the hidden meaning in FISTFUL OF DOLLARS?
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    i always dug those movies. wouldn't mind a little shorter running time.
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    i know it was a ripoff of the samurai movie yojimbo like my next movie for tomorrow the magnificent seven was a retelling of the seven samurai...like the segue?
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    Jan. 11
    The Magnificent Seven
    1960
    John Sturges
    Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Yul Brynner

    Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai (1954) is westernized as The Magnificent Seven. Yul Brynner plays Chris, a mercenary hired to protect a Mexican farming village from its annual invasion by bandit Calvera (Eli Wallach). As Elmer Bernstein's unforgettable theme music (later immortalized as the "Marlboro Man" leitmotif) blasts away in the background, Chris rounds up six fellow soldiers of fortune to help him form a united front against the bandits. The remaining "magnificent six" are played by Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, Horst Buchholz, Robert Vaughn, James Coburn, and (the one that everybody forgets) Brad Dexter. Though jam-packed with action, William Roberts's screenplay pauses long enough to flesh out each of its characters, allowing the audience to pick their own favorites. The Magnificent Seven was followed by three sequels, not to mention dozens of imitations. ~ Hal Erickson
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    WALL-E
    2008
    Andrew Stanton
    Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Sigourney Weaver, Fred Willard

    Disney and Pixar join forces for this computer-animated tale about a wide-eyed robot who travels to the deepest reaches of outer space in search of a newfound friend. The year is 2700, and planet Earth has long been uninhabitable. For hundreds of years, WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) has been taking out the trash, and collecting precious knick-knacks in order to stave off the boredom of his dreary routine. Little does WALL-E realize that he has recently stumbled onto a secret that could save planet Earth, and once again make the ravaged planet safe for all humankind. When highly advanced search robot EVE makes friends with WALL-E and realizes the value of his remarkable discovery, she excitedly races back to let the humans know that there's hope for their home planet after all. But after centuries alone in space, WALL-E can't stand the thought of losing the only friend he's ever known, and eagerly follows her into the deepest reaches of space on the adventure of a lifetime. Along the way, the friendly trash-collecting robot who has always known what he was made for gradually begins to understand what he was meant for. Finding Nemo director Andrew Stanton returns to the helm for this family-friendly sci-fi adventure featuring the voices of Fred Willard, Jeff Garlin, and Ben Burtt. ~ Jason Buchanan

    WALL-E was nominated for six oscars, but only won for best animated feature.

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