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    Recent Aussie Films

    Have you see the fairly recent Aussie films, INNOCENCE and RABBIT-PROOF FENCE? I like your choices on this and other lists you recently posted. If you liked FLIRTING, you might see if you can find...
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    The Bailiff

    Great list, Sansho (presumably in homage to the Mizoguchi film at the top). Iím looking forward to more of your postings. As a lover of the classics, what is your take on the latest release of...
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    Johann-- This does not represent the Johann I...

    Johann--

    This does not represent the Johann I know. BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE was a huge success in my part of the country. Some Americans cannot face the "truth." Others have a hard time with issues...
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    METROPOLIS on DVD

    This restored version of METROPOLIS never came to my part of the country. However, I note that it will be released on DVD on February 18th by Kino. This release will be digital and will include much...
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    Robot from Metropolis

    How interesting that the film museum in Paris has the robot from METROPOLIS! I wonder how that came about.

    Three years ago I visited the UFA studios in Babelsberg near Potsdam. A film theme park...
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    ET & Amadeus

    Marina--

    InterestingÖ were these experiences in France? -- just curious about growing up with film in countries other than the U.S.
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    South Korean Movies

    Oscar jubis, you are a wonder. Thanks for this list. I know nothing about Korean film, so Iíll look for these titles. In case anyone else is interested, I cross-checked them with imdb, and here is...
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    On Being Thin Skinned

    May I weigh in on both sides here. I find these kinds of arguments interesting, but a bit frustrating. This has been a part of a few other strings on this forum as well. Everyone who has entered into...
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    Lumiere and Company

    I bought a laserdisc copy about two years ago and I note that there is a DVD available through a number of sources. Apparently the only extras on the DVD are production notes (format unspecified) and...
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    Re: Sorry Johann

    I didnít remember Ebertís list for that year, but I do remember that BABE II:PIG IN THE CITY was number one on Gene Siskelís list, and I tended to like his judgement more than Ebertís. This was, of...
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    Three Heroines

    Yes, Selma Heyak is definitely to be admired for producing the film as well as for doing an outstanding job in performance. Part of producing was in getting great people to participate. Aside from...
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    What a woman! Taymor that isÖ

    FRIDA finally made it to our community. Last night as I was leaving the theatre a friend asked me if I enjoyed the film. ďIím not sure thatís the right way to describe it,Ē I said, ďbut it was a very...
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    Polanski's THE PIANIST

    I am eagerly awaiting the opportunity to see Polanski's latest film. There is a fascinating review titled: The Eternal Nazi: Watching Roman Polanski's The Pianist in Germany By William Grim. It was...
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    Remembering Star Wars

    OK. Here's another one that dates me. It's not one of my early memories, but was stirred up by your first theatrical memory, stevetseitz.

    I had no idea what STAR WARS was to become, and was not...
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    Re: The Books

    The books are great reading and a way to share some excitement with your grandkids (or nieces or nephews). I share your preference for the first film, Steve. The reasons may be different.

    Part of...
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    Bunny slippers?

    Bunny slippers? Hhmmm! I may see what Santa brings this year, but I don't have any right now. I like the idea of the pipe, but, alas, I do not smoke.
    I imagine you with a cup of black Kenyan coffee...
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    One Sheets

    I have a substantial collection of original one sheets that I have saved over the past twenty years, but the one I prize the most is a Swedish one sheet for FANNY AND ALEXANDER. When our kids were in...
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    Film by Saura

    Thanks for the reference Ö and for your assessment. According to the imdb this has not yet been released in the U.S. I'll be waiting for that, as I'd far rather see it on the big screen in the dark....
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    Oregon Coast Film Group

    While there are not the resources of a larger city, I have developed a film group within a local pan arts organization. At 7:00 p.m. on the second Friday of each month I show a film using a video...
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    BUTTERFLY from Spain

    Our local film groupís film this week is BUTTERFLY. Here is a passout I prepare for those who come. It is not strictly a review -- more like a bit of background to help with an understanding of the...
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    Johann-- Batman and Robin. Wow! I'll have to...

    Johann--

    Batman and Robin. Wow! I'll have to look into that. I still remember the series, but vaguely.

    I do have some other early memories, and they were not far from where you live. My mother...
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    Re: Earliest film memory?

    How about hearing from the old guy.

    I cannot actually remember which was first, but I do still think fondly of Saturdays in the early 1940s at the old Walnut Park theatre in Portland, Oregon....
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    Art Film Houses--with Theatre organ

    As I mentioned, in this small community on the Oregon coast the movie opportunities available to most people in larger cities just arenít there. However, it is amazing what we do have in this...
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    Musical Accompaniment

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    Iíd love to see ďThe RinkĒ with live accompaniment. What an appropriate film for piano!

    As to the Gance epic (and it is epic in scope as well as method) I have since seen the video...
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    Film Accompanied by Live Orchestra

    Have any of you had the experience of seeing a film accompanied by a full orchestra? I have had two such experiences, and Iím wondering who else has enjoyed this, and if anyone knows of any plans to...
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