Directors DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of NICHOLAS RAY

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  1. Jim_K

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    DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of NICHOLAS RAY
    Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.
    NICHOLAS RAY
    Lightning Over Water (1980)
    Marco (1978)
    We Can't Go Home Again (1976)
    Wet Dreams (1975)
    55 Days at Peking (1963)
    King of Kings (1961)
    The Savage Innocents (1959)
    Party Girl (1958)
    Wind Across the Everglades (1958)
    Bitter Victory (1957)
    The True Story of Jesse James (1957)
    Bigger Than Life (1956)
    Hot Blood (1956)
    Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
    Run for Cover (1955)
    Johnny Guitar (1954)
    Androcles and the Lion (1952) (uncredited)
    Macao (1952) (uncredited)
    The Lusty Men (1952)
    On Dangerous Ground (1952)
    The Racket (1951) (uncredited)
    Flying Leathernecks (1951)
    Born to Be Bad (1950)
    In a Lonely Place (1950)
    They Live by Night (1949)
    A Woman's Secret (1949)
    Knock on Any Door (1949)
     
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    NICHOLAS RAY (1911 - 1979)
    Lightning Over Water (1980)
    Marco (1978)
    We Can't Go Home Again (1976)
    Wet Dreams (1975)
    55 Days at Peking (1963) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    King of Kings (1961) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Savage Innocents (1959) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Party Girl (1958) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Wind Across the Everglades (1958) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Bitter Victory (1957) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The True Story of Jesse James (1957) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Bigger Than Life (1956) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hot Blood (1956) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rebel Without a Cause (1955) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Run for Cover (1955) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Johnny Guitar (1954) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Macao (1952) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Lusty Men (1952) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    On Dangerous Ground (1952) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Racket (1951) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Flying Leathernecks (1951) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Born to Be Bad (1950) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    In a Lonely Place (1950) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    They Live by Night (1949) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A Woman's Secret (1949) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Knock on Any Door (1949) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    NICHOLAS RAY
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    Like: 0
    Own: 0
    Rank order:

    In a Lonely Place (1950)
    They Live by Night (1949)
    Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
    Bigger Than Life (1956)
    Johnny Guitar (1954)

    Another of my least favorite directors. Films like In a Lonely Place manage to squander good actors and good ideas, what a waste of Bogie. [​IMG]
    And films like Bigger than Life and especially the absolutely horrendous Johnny Guitar are the epitome of everything that can go wrong on a piece of celluloid.
    Johnny Guitar isn't the worst movie ever made, but I'm pretty sure it's in the bottom 10.
     
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    55 Days at Peking (1963) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    King of Kings (1961) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rebel Without a Cause (1955) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Flying Leathernecks (1951) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    In order of merit:

    1. Rebel Without A Cause (1955) ***1/2
    2. In A Lonely Place (1950) ***1/2
    3. Johnny Guitar (1954) ***1/2
    4. The Lusty Men (1952) ***1/2
    5. Bigger Than Life (1956) ***
    6. They Live By Night (1949) ***
    7. On Dangerous Ground (1952) ***
    8. Party Girl (1958) ***
    9. Bitter Victory (1957) ***
    10.The Racket (1951) (uncredited) ***
    11.55 Days At Peking (1963) ***
    12.King Of Kings (1961) ***
    13.Wind Across The Everglades (1958) ***
    14.Run For Cover (1955) **1/2
    15.The True Story Of Jesse James (1957) **1/2
    16.The Savage Innocents (1959) **1/2
    17.Knock On Any Door (1949) **1/2
    18.A Woman's Secret (1949) **1/2
    19.Born To Be Bad (1950) **1/2
    20.Flying Leathernecks (1951) **1/2
    21.Hot Blood (1956) **
    Nicholas Ray made some really personal movies within Hollywood's Studio System but his independant spirit eventually helped curtail his career and his last 2 decades were frustratingly erratic. Unfortunately, a great many of those films of his I've watched have only received 1 viewing from me so far. I'll pick up LIGHTNING OVER WATER (1980) on DVD eventually; the one Nicholas Ray film I'd love to watch most is THE LUSTY MEN (1952).
     
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    Ratings from [​IMG] to [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Lightning Over Water (1980)
    Marco (1978)
    We Can't Go Home Again (1976)
    Wet Dreams (1975)
    55 Days at Peking (1963) [​IMG][​IMG]
    King of Kings (1961) (Own the Blu)
    The Savage Innocents (1959) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Party Girl (1958)
    Wind Across the Everglades (1958) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Bitter Victory (1957) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (restored, full-length version)
    The True Story of Jesse James (1957)
    Bigger Than Life (1956) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    Hot Blood (1956)
    Rebel Without a Cause (1955) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own both DVDs)
    Run for Cover (1955)
    Johnny Guitar (1954) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Lusty Men (1952)
    On Dangerous Ground (1952)
    Flying Leathernecks (1951) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Born to Be Bad (1950)
    In a Lonely Place (1950) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    They Live by Night (1949) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    A Woman's Secret (1949)
    Knock on Any Door (1949)
    Seen 12
    Own 3
     
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    King of Kings (1961) ***

    Rebel Without a Cause (1955) ****
     
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    1. In a Lonely Place - A
    *2. Rebel Without A Cause - A
    3. Johnny Guitar - A-
    4. Bigger Than Life - B+
    5. On Dangerous Ground - B+
    Own - 1
    Would really like to see more of his work especially King Of Kings, Bitter Victory, and Savage Innocents.
     
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    Brook,

    You should definitely check out more of his work. You'd LOVE it.
     
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    Rebel Without a Cause (1955) ***[​IMG]
    Johnny Guitar (1954) ***
    On Dangerous Ground (1952) ***
    Flying Leathernecks (1951) ***
    In a Lonely Place (1950) ***
    They Live by Night (1949) ***[​IMG]
     
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    Added Bigger Than Life - B+ Not the total knockout I was hoping for but still quite good. Some filmmaking and lighting effects that had me wishing I was watching this in a theater or at least a DVD on my 57" screen rather than a somewhat mirky VHS on a 25" TV.
    A little too narrowly topical and over-the-top for me to fully embrace. Even I thought him actually wanting to kill his son was a bit much, particularly getting the idea from the Bible.
     
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    Bigger Than Life (1956) - 8/10
    Rebel Without a Cause (1955) - 6/10
    Johnny Guitar (1954) - 7/10
    The Lusty Men (1952) - 8/10
    On Dangerous Ground (1952) - 8/10
    In a Lonely Place (1950) - 7/10
    They Live by Night (1949) - 9/10
     
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    Bitter Victory (1957) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (restored, full-length version)
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