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  1. Jim_K

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    DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of JOHN FRANKENHEIMER

    Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.

    JOHN FRANKENHEIMER

    Path to War (2002) (TV)
    The Hire: Ambush (2001)
    Reindeer Games (2000)
    Ronin (1998)
    George Wallace (1997) (TV)
    The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
    Andersonville (1996) (TV)
    The Burning Season (1994) (TV)
    Against the Wall (1994) (TV)
    Year of the Gun (1991)
    The Fourth War (1990)
    Dead Bang (1989)
    Riviera (1987) (TV)
    52 Pick-Up (1986)
    The Holcroft Covenant (1985)
    The Challenge (1982)
    The Rainmaker (1982) (TV)
    Prophecy (1979)
    Black Sunday (1977)
    French Connection II (1975)
    99 and 44/100% Dead (1974)
    The Iceman Cometh (1973)
    Story of a Love Story (1973)
    The Horsemen (1971)
    I Walk the Line (1970)
    The Gypsy Moths (1969)
    The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)
    The Fixer (1968)
    Grand Prix (1966)
    Seconds (1966)
    The Train (1964)
    Seven Days in May (1964)
    The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
    Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
    All Fall Down (1962)
    The Young Savages (1961)
    The Fifth Column (1960) (TV)
    The Turn of the Screw (1959) (TV)
    The Comedian (1957) (TV)
    The Young Stranger (1957)
    The Ninth Day (1956) (TV)
     
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    JOHN FRANKENHEIMER (1930 - 2002)


    Path to War (2002)
    The Hire: Ambush (2001)
    Reindeer Games (2000) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Ronin (1998) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    George Wallace (1997)
    The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Andersonville (1996)
    The Burning Season (1994)
    Against the Wall (1994)
    Year of the Gun (1991) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Fourth War (1990)
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    Dead Bang (1989) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Riviera (1987)
    52 Pick-Up (1986) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Holcroft Covenant (1985) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Challenge (1982)
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    The Rainmaker (1982)
    Prophecy (1979) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Black Sunday (1977) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    French Connection II (1975)
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    99 and 44/100% Dead (1974) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Iceman Cometh (1973) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Story of a Love Story (1973)
    The Horsemen (1971) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I Walk the Line (1970) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Gypsy Moths (1969) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Extraordinary Seaman (1969) [​IMG]
    The Fixer (1968) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Grand Prix (1966) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Seconds (1966) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Train (1964) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Seven Days in May (1964)
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    The Manchurian Candidate (1962) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    All Fall Down (1962)
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    The Young Savages (1961) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Fifth Column (1960)
    The Turn of the Screw (1959)
    The Comedian (1957)
    The Young Stranger (1957) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Ninth Day (1956)
     
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    Path to War (2002) (TV)
    The Hire: Ambush (2001)
    Reindeer Games (2000)
    Ronin (1998)
    George Wallace (1997) (TV)
    The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
    Andersonville (1996) (TV)

    The Burning Season (1994) (TV)
    Against the Wall (1994) (TV)
    Year of the Gun (1991)
    The Fourth War (1990)
    Dead Bang (1989)
    Riviera (1987) (TV)
    52 Pick-Up (1986)
    The Holcroft Covenant (1985)

    The Challenge (1982)
    The Rainmaker (1982) (TV)
    Prophecy (1979)
    Black Sunday (1977)
    French Connection II (1975)
    99 and 44/100% Dead (1974)
    The Iceman Cometh (1973)
    Story of a Love Story (1973)
    The Horsemen (1971)
    I Walk the Line (1970)
    The Gypsy Moths (1969)
    The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)
    The Fixer (1968)
    Grand Prix (1966)
    Seconds (1966)
    The Train (1964)
    Seven Days in May (1964)
    The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
    Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

    All Fall Down (1962)
    The Young Savages (1961)
    The Fifth Column (1960) (TV)
    The Turn of the Screw (1959) (TV)
    The Comedian (1957) (TV)
    The Young Stranger (1957)
    The Ninth Day (1956) (TV)


    Bolded films I've seen.
     
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    Reindeer Games (2000) [​IMG]
    Ronin (1998) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) [​IMG]
    Year of the Gun (1991) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Fourth War (1990) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Dead Bang (1989) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    52 Pick-Up (1986) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Challenge (1982) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Prophecy (1979) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Black Sunday (1977) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    French Connection II (1975) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Grand Prix (1966) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Seconds (1966) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Train (1964) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Seven Days in May (1964) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Manchurian Candidate (1962) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
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    Rankings

    1)Seven Days in May (Manchurian gets all the glory, but I prefer 7 Days)
    2)The Manchurian Candidate
    3)Ronin (undervalued thriller and the best car chases put on celluloid)
    4)Black Sunday
    5)The Challenge (an 80's favorite, nearly forgotten samurai thriller, great performance by Toshiro Mifune, music by Jerry Goldsmith, where's the freakin' dvd!?)
    6)French Connection II (naff sequel, Gene Hackman- superlative)
    7)Grand Prix (wheres the dvd?)
    8)Birdman of Alcatraz
    9)The Train
    10)Prophecy (rubbish eco-horror-thriller, but it's a guilty fave)
     
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    JOHN FRANKENHEIMER

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    Like: 4
    Own: 4

    Rank order:

    The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
    Seven Days in May (1964)
    The Train (1964)
    Ronin (1998)
    Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
    Grand Prix (1966)
    Black Sunday (1977)
     
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    Path to War (2002) (TV)
    The Hire: Ambush (2001)
    Reindeer Games (2000) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Ronin (1998) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    George Wallace (1997) (TV)
    The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Andersonville (1996) (TV)
    The Burning Season (1994) (TV)
    Against the Wall (1994) (TV)
    Year of the Gun (1991) [​IMG]
    The Fourth War (1990) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Dead Bang (1989) [​IMG]
    Riviera (1987) (TV)
    52 Pick-Up (1986) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Holcroft Covenant (1985) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Challenge (1982) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Rainmaker (1982) (TV)
    Prophecy (1979) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Black Sunday (1977) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    French Connection II (1975) [​IMG]
    99 and 44/100% Dead (1974) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Iceman Cometh (1973) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Story of a Love Story (1973)
    The Horsemen (1971) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I Walk the Line (1970) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Gypsy Moths (1969) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Extraordinary Seaman (1969) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Fixer (1968) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Grand Prix (1966) [​IMG]
    Seconds (1966) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Train (1964) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Seven Days in May (1964) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Manchurian Candidate (1962) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own both DVDs)
    Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    All Fall Down (1962) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Young Savages (1961) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Fifth Column (1960) (TV)
    The Turn of the Screw (1959) (TV)
    The Comedian (1957) (TV)
    The Young Stranger (1957)
    The Ninth Day (1956) (TV)

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    Own 1
     
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    1. The Train - A
    2. The Manchurian Candidate - A-
    3. Seven Days In May - A-
    4. Seconds - B+
    5. Ronin - B (extra credit for killer car chase)

    Own - 0

    Another I wouldn't put on a "great" director list, but this isn't my list [​IMG] and I do think highly of several of his films. I am interested in seeing Birdman of Alcatraz, Young Savages, and morbidly interested in The Island of Dr. Moreau.
     
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    Manchurian Candidate - [​IMG][​IMG]1/2
     
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    In order of merit:


    1.The Manchurian Candidate (1962) ****
    2.Seven Days in May (1964) ***1/2
    3.The Train (1964) ***1/2
    4.Seconds (1966) ***1/2
    5.Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) ***
    6.The Young Savages (1961) ***
    7.Grand Prix (1966) ***
    8.All Fall Down (1962) ***
    9.Black Sunday (1977) ***
    10.I Walk the Line (1970) **1/2
    11.The Gypsy Moths (1969) **1/2
    12.French Connection II (1975) **1/2
    13.The Fixer (1968) **1/2
    14.Ronin (1998) **1/2
    15.Reindeer Games (2000) **1/2
    16.The Horsemen (1971) **
    17.The Fourth War (1990) **
    18.The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) **


    After a spectecularly fruitful decade (1957-66), sadly everything seemed to go downhill for Frankenheimer, although he did recuperate some lost ground in the mid-70s and again in the late 90s.

    I've got SEVEN DAYS IN MAY and FRENCH CONNECTION II to watch on DVD and I also need to upgrade my disc of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE. Frankly some of the ones I've listed - GRAND PRIX, THE HORSEMEN, BLACK SUNDAY, THE FOURTH WAR - are merely a blur in my memory nowadays...

    As for the rest of his films, I'm most interested in watching THE ICEMAN COMETH (1973), PROPHECY (1979) and 52 PICK UP (1986).
     
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    Seconds (1966) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Ronin (1998) - 6/10
    The Manchurian Candidate (1962) - 7/10
     
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    Path to War (2002) (TV)
    The Hire: Ambush (2001)
    Reindeer Games (2000)
    *RONIN (1998)
    George Wallace (1997) (TV)
    The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
    Andersonville (1996) (TV)
    The Burning Season (1994) (TV)
    Against the Wall (1994) (TV)
    Year of the Gun (1991)
    The Fourth War (1990)
    Dead Bang (1989)
    Riviera (1987) (TV)
    52 Pick-Up (1986)
    The Holcroft Covenant (1985)
    The Challenge (1982)
    The Rainmaker (1982) (TV)
    Prophecy (1979)
    Black Sunday (1977)
    French Connection II (1975)
    99 and 44/100% Dead (1974)
    The Iceman Cometh (1973)
    Story of a Love Story (1973)
    The Horsemen (1971)
    I Walk the Line (1970)
    The Gypsy Moths (1969)
    The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)
    The Fixer (1968)
    Grand Prix (1966)
    Seconds (1966)
    The Train (1964)
    Seven Days in May (1964)
    The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
    Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
    All Fall Down (1962)
    The Young Savages (1961)
    The Fifth Column (1960) (TV)
    The Turn of the Screw (1959) (TV)
    The Comedian (1957) (TV)
    The Young Stranger (1957)
    The Ninth Day (1956) (TV)
     
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