Directors Even More Directors Series - Volume Nine - Atom Egoyan

Discussion in 'Movies' started by SteveGon, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2000
    Messages:
    12,251
    Likes Received:
    1
    Not sure why he hasn't been done yet. [​IMG]


    Where the Truth Lies (2005)
    Ararat (2002)
    Diaspora (2001)
    Krapp's Last Tape (2000) (TV)
    The Line (2000)
    Felicia's Journey (1999)
    ... aka Voyage de Félicia, Le (Canada: French title)
    Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande (1997)
    The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
    ... aka De beaux lendemains (Canada: French title)
    "Yo-Yo Ma Inspired by Bach" (1997) TV Series
    A Portrait of Arshile (1995)
    Exotica (1994)
    Calendar (1993)
    Gross Misconduct (1993/II) (TV)
    The Adjuster (1991)
    ... aka Expert en sinistres, L' (Canada: French title)
    Montréal vu par... (1991) (segment "En passant")
    ... aka Montreal Sextet
    ... aka Six variations sur un thème (Canada: French title: subtitle)
    Speaking Parts (1989)
    Looking for Nothing (1988) (TV)
    "Friday the 13th" (1987) TV Series
    ... aka Friday the 13th: The Series
    ... aka Friday's Curse (UK: repeat compilations title)
    Family Viewing (1987)
    "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1985) TV Series
    "The Twilight Zone" (1985) TV Series (episode "The Wall")
    In This Corner (1985) (TV)
    Men: A Passion Playground (1985)
    Next of Kin (1984)
    Open House (1982)
    Peep Show (1981)
    After Grad with Dad (1980)
    Howard in Particular (1979)



    Rank 'em, rate 'em, or just say you haven't heard of him.
     
  2. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2000
    Messages:
    12,251
    Likes Received:
    1
    Where the Truth Lies (2005)
    Ararat (2002)
    Diaspora (2001)
    Krapp's Last Tape (2000) (TV)
    The Line (2000)
    Felicia's Journey (1999)
    ... aka Voyage de Félicia, Le (Canada: French title)

    Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande (1997)
    The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
    ... aka De beaux lendemains (Canada: French title)

    "Yo-Yo Ma Inspired by Bach" (1997) TV Series
    A Portrait of Arshile (1995)
    Exotica (1994)
    Calendar (1993)
    Gross Misconduct (1993/II) (TV)
    The Adjuster (1991)
    ... aka Expert en sinistres, L' (Canada: French title)
    Montréal vu par... (1991) (segment "En passant")
    ... aka Montreal Sextet
    ... aka Six variations sur un thème (Canada: French title: subtitle)
    Speaking Parts (1989)
    Looking for Nothing (1988) (TV)
    "Friday the 13th" (1987) TV Series
    ... aka Friday the 13th: The Series
    ... aka Friday's Curse (UK: repeat compilations title)
    Family Viewing (1987)
    "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1985) TV Series
    "The Twilight Zone" (1985) TV Series (episode "The Wall")
    In This Corner (1985) (TV)
    Men: A Passion Playground (1985)
    Next of Kin (1984)*
    Open House (1982)
    Peep Show (1981)
    After Grad with Dad (1980)
    Howard in Particular (1979)


    Bolded films I've seen.

    Ararat [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Felicia's Journey [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Sweet Hereafter [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Exotica [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Adjuster [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Speaking Parts N/A (don't remember much about it)
    Family Viewing [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    * Couldn't get into this one, may try it again someday.

    Where the Truth Lies looks positively Lynchian. Can't wait!

    Link to a Cannes clip from Where the Truth Lies.

    Warning: clip contains (modest) nudity from Alison Lohman. Not gonna look now, are you? [​IMG]
     
  3. Bill McA

    Bill McA Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2000
    Messages:
    5,969
    Likes Received:
    0
    Rated from
    Open House (1982)
    Peep Show (1981)
    After Grad with Dad (1980)
    Howard in Particular (1979)

    Seen 14
    Own 1

    Atgom Egoyan is the 18th director in this series that I've seen/met in person.
    WARNING: He is a seat-kicker and will talk throughout the movie if he has a friend with him.
    You have been warned!!
     
  4. Elizabeth S

    Elizabeth S Producer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2001
    Messages:
    4,648
    Likes Received:
    54
    Real Name:
    Elizabeth S
    Exotica (1994)
    The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
    Felicia's Journey (1999)
    Speaking Parts (1989)

    Seen the above, in order of ranking. ("Exotica" is by far my favorite.)
     
  5. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2000
    Messages:
    9,467
    Likes Received:
    0
    Did you give him the half-turn and/or the full-turn with eyebrow raise?

    1. The Sweet Hereafter - A (another of the best films of the 90's, made me a lifelong Sarah Polley fan)
    2. Exotica - A-
    3. Felicia's Journey - B- (This is the only Egoyan film I've seen in the theater. Coming off of Sweet Hereafter I also found this gravely disappointing. Not a bad film, I just distinctly remember how excited I was beforehand and how low I felt when I saw this wasn't anywhere on the level of SH)
    4. Chloe - C+

    5. Ararat - C

    Own: 1

    Would like to see some more of his early work. I don't know what episodes he directed, but I LOVED the incredibly inappropriately named Friday the 13th: The Series.
     
  6. JohnRice

    JohnRice Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2000
    Messages:
    8,813
    Likes Received:
    207
    Real Name:
    John
    Out of [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    Where the Truth Lies (2005) - Do I have to mention that I am so there if and when this comes available? I won't bother to say why.
    Ararat (2002) - Have it, will watch it eventually, but I don't think it measures up to the few others I have seen.
    Diaspora (2001)
    Krapp's Last Tape (2000) (TV)
    The Line (2000)
    Felicia's Journey (1999)
    ... aka Voyage de Félicia, Le (Canada: French title)
    Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande (1997)
    The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
    ... aka De beaux lendemains (Canada: French title) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] - One of those fabulous films which also manages to annoy the hell out of certain people.
    "Yo-Yo Ma Inspired by Bach" (1997) TV Series
    A Portrait of Arshile (1995)
    Exotica (1994) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Calendar (1993)
    Gross Misconduct (1993/II) (TV)
    The Adjuster (1991)
    ... aka Expert en sinistres, L' (Canada: French title)
    Montréal vu par... (1991) (segment "En passant")
    ... aka Montreal Sextet
    ... aka Six variations sur un thème (Canada: French title: subtitle)
    Speaking Parts (1989)
    Looking for Nothing (1988) (TV)
    "Friday the 13th" (1987) TV Series
    ... aka Friday the 13th: The Series
    ... aka Friday's Curse (UK: repeat compilations title)
    Family Viewing (1987)
    "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1985) TV Series
    "The Twilight Zone" (1985) TV Series (episode "The Wall")
    In This Corner (1985) (TV)
    Men: A Passion Playground (1985)
    Next of Kin (1984)
    Open House (1982)
    Peep Show (1981)
    After Grad with Dad (1980)
    Howard in Particular (1979)
     
  7. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2001
    Messages:
    13,063
    Likes Received:
    2
    Seen: 1
    Like: 0
    Own: 0

    Rank order:

    The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
     
  8. Kirk Tsai

    Kirk Tsai Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2000
    Messages:
    1,424
    Likes Received:
    0
    1. The Sweet Hereafter
    2. Exotica
     
  9. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2000
    Messages:
    10,090
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings out of [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    ATOM EGOYAN (1960 - )

    Chloe (2009) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Adoration (2008)

    To Each His Own Cinema (2007) (segment "Artaud Double Bill") [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Citadel (2006)

    Where the Truth Lies (2005)
    Ararat (2002)
    Diaspora (2001)
    Krapp's Last Tape (2000)
    The Line (2000)
    Felicia's Journey (1999)
    Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande (1997)
    The Sweet Hereafter (1997) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A Portrait of Arshile (1995)
    Exotica (1994)
    Calendar (1993)
    Gross Misconduct (1993)
    The Adjuster (1991)
    Montréal vu par... (1991) (segment "En passant")
    Speaking Parts (1989)
    Looking for Nothing (1988)
    Family Viewing (1987)
    In This Corner (1985)
    Men: A Passion Playground (1985)
    Next of Kin (1984)
    Open House (1982)
    Peep Show (1981)
    After Grad with Dad (1980)
    Howard in Particular (1979)
     
  10. Arman

    Arman Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2003
    Messages:
    1,625
    Likes Received:
    0
    .
     
  11. Bill McA

    Bill McA Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2000
    Messages:
    5,969
    Likes Received:
    0
    UPDATED:

    Where the Truth Lies (2005) [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Seen 11
    Own 1
     
  12. Martin Teller

    Martin Teller Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2006
    Messages:
    2,414
    Likes Received:
    1
    The Sweet Hereafter (1997) - 9/10

    I have kind of an odd story about this. On Xmas Eve 1995, my sister died. Her presents to me that year were the books The Sweet Hereafter and Felicia's Journey... both of which ended up being directed by Egoyan. It was like they had some kind of psychic connection.

    Okay, maybe it's not a mind-blowing story, but it was a strange coincidence.
     
  13. Bill McA

    Bill McA Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2000
    Messages:
    5,969
    Likes Received:
    0
    UPDATED:

    To Each His Cinema (2007) (segment "Artaud Double Bill") [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Seen 12
    Own 1
     
  14. Bill McA

    Bill McA Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2000
    Messages:
    5,969
    Likes Received:
    0
    UPDATED:

    Adoration (2008) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Seen 13
    Own 1
     
  15. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2000
    Messages:
    10,090
    Likes Received:
    2
    Update:


    Chloe (2009)
     
  16. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2000
    Messages:
    9,467
    Likes Received:
    0
    Updated:


    Chloe - C+




    Really falls apart in the 3rd act.
     
  17. Bill McA

    Bill McA Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2000
    Messages:
    5,969
    Likes Received:
    0
    UPDATED:


    Chloe (2009)

    Seen 14

    Own 1
     
  18. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2000
    Messages:
    10,090
    Likes Received:
    2
    Update:


    To Each His Own Cinema (2007) (segment "Artaud Double Bill")
     

Share This Page