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The White Sheik

Posted on Nov 29, 2009 in The Janus Challenge | 4 comments

“Sometimes (debut films) have nothing to do with the work that develops later, and sometimes the work never gets better. But sometimes you can see the hints of what would come later bursting through like an eruption from another film entirely.” – Neil Jordan

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The Wages of Fear

Posted on Nov 22, 2009 in The Janus Challenge | 2 comments

“You don’t know what fear is. But you’ll see. It’s catching. It’s catching like smallpox. And once you get it, it’s for life.” – Dick, in The Wages of Fear

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Viridiana

Posted on Nov 15, 2009 in The Janus Challenge | 4 comments

“I didn’t deliberately set out to be blasphemous, but then Pope John XXIII is a better judge of such things than I am.” – Luis Buñuel

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The Virgin Spring

Posted on Nov 8, 2009 in The Janus Challenge | 1 comment

I watched both The Virgin Spring and its unofficial 1972 remake, The Last House on the Left. Quite a double bill.

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Umberto D.

Posted on Nov 1, 2009 in The Janus Challenge | 3 comments

“My films are a struggle against the absence of human solidarity… against the indifference of society towards suffering. They are a word in favor of the poor and unhappy.” – Vittorio De Sica

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Ugetsu

Posted on Oct 25, 2009 in The Janus Challenge | 2 comments

“You must put the odor of the human body into images… describe for me the implacable, the egoistic, the sensual, the cruel… there are nothing but disgusting people in this world.” – Kenji Mizoguchi

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The 39 Steps

Posted on Oct 18, 2009 in The Janus Challenge | 1 comment

“Some films are slices of life, mine are slices of cake.” – Alfred Hitchcock

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The Third Man

Posted on Oct 11, 2009 in The Janus Challenge | 2 comments

“Graham Greene was an alcoholic who abandoned his wife and two children for affairs with a series of married mistresses… a serial adulterer with at least 47 prostitutes…” – Michael Thornton

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Summertime

Posted on Oct 4, 2009 in The Janus Challenge | 2 comments

“I wouldn’t take the advice of a lot of so-called critics on how to shoot a close-up of a teapot.” – David Lean

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La Strada

Posted on Sep 27, 2009 in The Janus Challenge | 4 comments

“It’s easier to be faithful to a restaurant than it is to a woman.” – Federico Fellini

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