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A masterpiece! The cinematography and the hand-held camera work is nothing short of brilliant. 10/10
9 years 2 months ago
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Yes, sorry about that, I've now updated the list to include everything as per IMDb.
9 years 2 months ago
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Fine, I've sorted them all chronologically now as per IMDb and included the complete filmography.
9 years 2 months ago
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Lanton Mills can only be watched at the AFI library in LA...
9 years 3 months ago
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OK, I removed that one now. If you notice anything else missing or redundant let me know :)
9 years 4 months ago
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OK, I included them all now, hope I don't get complaints from others who don't like shorts, TV episodes and hard to get titles included in filmographies ;)
9 years 4 months ago
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Well, I excluded TV episodes, shorts and unavailable work. I'm not an expert on Pialat so if you can point me to a more complete list (so that I can update this one) that would be great :)
9 years 4 months ago
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Right, thanks for spotting this, I updated the list.
9 years 4 months ago
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Thanks Allison, uncredited films should not be there so I removed it.
9 years 5 months ago
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My reasoning is that people usually wish to explore the best work from a director and IMDb ratings (even though flawed) provide a good starting point. Furthermore it's always easy to change the ranking by selecting the sorting method. Changing to chronological would provide a duplicate option for ranking "by year of release".
9 years 5 months ago
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Sidney Lumet is a fucking hack

Interesting... could you please elaborate on how is Lumet a hack? I never criticized "your" Marx bros or Akerman... and I certainly have the right to dislike their work as you have the right to dislike Lumet, but calling this guy a "fucking hack" is way out of line.
9 years 5 months ago
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Well, some people complain that not full filmographies are posted so I believe it's better to include all work unless it's lost or unavailable, it's hard to please everyone ;)
9 years 5 months ago
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This is IMDb highest to lowest ranking, but you can easily rank by year on the top right corner.
9 years 5 months ago
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Russian, Turkish and Indian really do seem to love their (bad) film industries.


While I'm not a fan of either Turkish or Indian film industries I find it very odd that Russian one (that has produced directors and films of the highest caliber) is being put into the same category based on a few comedies that are popular in Russia or the former Eastern block. This particular film was huge and is still loved and enjoyed by many people. This does not mean it's great (I don't even like it), but to say the entire Russian film industry is bad is just ridiculous. There are some amazing Russian films out there. Similarly I would hardly call the whole Indian or Turkish film industries as bad even if I dislike most films from these particular countries.
9 years 5 months ago
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OK, I see. I agree that TSPDT and Rosenbaum (even though it's just a personal list) are 2 of the best lists here. Ain't Nobody's Blues But My Own is certainly interesting, but contains too many dubious selections and obscurities that are even impossible to locate.
9 years 7 months ago
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Hi jimbo, long time no hear! :D
If this is not the best and most comprehensive list out there can you point us all to a better (non Western-Empire controlled) list?
9 years 8 months ago
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Artsy or not, this is the best list out there. Period.

I just hope these films make the list (or get back into it) during future updates:

Human Condition
The Shop on Main Street
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
Ballad of a Soldier
The Ascent
The Ox-Bow Incident
Knife in the Water
The Browning Version
Du rififi chez les hommes
The Vanishing

If these are included it's basically a perfect comprehensive list as far as I am concerned :)
9 years 8 months ago
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@MrCarmady
Well, usually I don't have a problem with people disliking something as I can respect that tastes are different. But when someone calls the Russian Billy Wilder a "piece of crap with no redeeming values" I can hardly keep silent. Indeed why watch this "crap" in the first place, let alone bother to post such comments here?
10 years 5 months ago
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@Kasparius
You call Eldar Ryazanov "piece of crap"? If you don't understand something it really does not necessarily make it crap.
10 years 5 months ago
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@vladnov
I suggest you contact ICM guys for help.

BTW what do you mean by My Movies settings? I hope you are not trying to import My Movies? ;) You should be importing public vote history.
10 years 6 months ago
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This is brilliant low-budget noir! Why isn't this under ANY noir list?! I know IMDB restricts post-1958 films... but there are other lists.
10 years 6 months ago
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The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Conversation, Dog Day Afternoon and The Deer Hunter. What a legacy! John Cazale deserves more recognition! Watch this great documentary!
10 years 6 months ago
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Drivel, huh? I would hardly call it that... Yes, it is weird and depressing, but I would give credit where it's due - dialog and acting (especially from Hoffman) was top notch.
10 years 6 months ago

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