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Criterion For February!

Postby HGervais » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:32 pm

Holy crap but that is a serious slate of movies. Fellini! Sweet Smell of Success! Veronique!

#4/Amarcord-Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini satirizes his youth in this carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy in the Fascist period. His most personal film, the Academy Award–winning Amarcord is one of cinema’s enduring treasures.

#359/The Double Life of Véronique-Krzysztof Kieślowski
Krzysztof Kieślowski’s international breakthrough remains one of his most beloved films, a ravishing, mysterious rumination on identity, love, and human intuition. The Double Life of Véronique is an unforgettable symphony of feeling.

#353/Fish Tank-Andrea Arnold
British director Andrea Arnold won the Cannes Jury Prize for the searing and invigorating Fish Tank, about a fifteen-year-old girl, Mia (electrifying newcomer Katie Jarvis), who lives with her mother and sister in the depressed housing projects of Essex.

#354/Still Walking-Hirokazu Kore-eda
The lyrical, profoundly moving Still Walking is the most personal work to date from contemporary Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda, an extraordinary portrayal of the ties that bind us.

#355/Sweet Smell of Success-Alexander Mackendrick
In Alexander Mackendrick’s swift, cynical Sweet Smell of Success, Burt Lancaster stars as barbaric Broadway gossip columnist J. J. Hunsecker, and Tony Curtis as Sidney Falco, the unprincipled press agent he ropes into smearing the up-and-coming jazz musician romancing his beloved sister.

#356/Senso-Luchino Visconti
This lush, Technicolor tragic romance from Luchino Visconti stars Alida Valli as a nineteenth-century Italian countess who, amid the Austrian occupation of her country, puts her marriage and political principles on the line by engaging in a torrid affair with a dashing Austrian lieutenant.
"The most dementing of all modern sins: the inability to distinquish excellence from success."-David Hare
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Re: Criterion For February!

Postby Andrew Forbes » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:08 pm

HGervais wrote:#355/Sweet Smell of Success-Alexander Mackendrick
In Alexander Mackendrick’s swift, cynical Sweet Smell of Success, Burt Lancaster stars as barbaric Broadway gossip columnist J. J. Hunsecker, and Tony Curtis as Sidney Falco, the unprincipled press agent he ropes into smearing the up-and-coming jazz musician romancing his beloved sister.

Rumors of this release have been swirling ever since Criterion posted a photo of their restoration lab/offices with a scene from the movie on a screen in the background, but it's good to have it confirmed. It will be mine.
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