1. Guest,
    If you need help getting to know Xenforo, please see our guide here. If you have feedback or questions, please post those here.
    Dismiss Notice

Directors MORE DIRECTORS CHECKLIST SERIES - Volume #221 - THE FILMS OF KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Brook K, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. Brook K

    Brook K Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2000
    Messages:
    9,468
    Likes Received:
    0
    Rate 'em, Rank 'em, Review 'em, whatever

    Volume #221: Krzysztof Kieslowski

    Three Colors: Red (1994)
    Three Colors: White (1994)
    Three Colours: Blue (1993)
    The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
    City Life (1990) (segment "Siedem dni w tygodniu")
    "Dekalog" (1989) (mini) TV Series
    ... aka The Decalogue (USA: video title)
    Krótki film o milosci (1988)
    ... aka A Short Film About Love (International: English title)
    Krótki film o zabijaniu (1988)
    ... aka A Short Film About Killing (International: English title)
    ... aka Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother
    Dekalog, dwa (1988) (TV)
    ... aka Decalogue: Two (USA)
    ... aka Thou Shalt Not Take the Name of Thy Lord God in Vain
    Dekalog, dziewiec (1988) (TV)
    ... aka Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor's Wife
    Dekalog, jeden (1988) (TV)
    ... aka Decalogue: One (USA)
    ... aka I Am the Lord Thy God
    Dekalog, osiem (1988) (TV)
    ... aka Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness
    Dekalog, piec (1988) (TV)
    ... aka Thou Shalt Not Kill
    Dekalog, siedem (1988) (TV)
    ... aka Thou Shalt Not Steal
    Dekalog, szesc (1988) (TV)
    ... aka Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery
    Dekalog, trzy (1988) (TV)
    ... aka Honor the Sabbath Day
    Seven Days a Week (1988)
    Blind Chance (1987)
    No End (1985)
    Short Working Day (1981) (TV)
    The Calm (1980) (TV)
    ... aka Calm Before the Storm
    ... aka Peace
    Railway Station (1980)
    Talking Heads (1980)
    Camera Buff (1979)
    Seven Women of Different Ages (1978)
    Night Porter's Point of View (1978)
    I Don't Know (1977)
    The Scar (1976)
    Personnel (1976) (TV)
    Slate (1976)
    Hospital (1976)
    Curriculum Vitae (1975)
    The Underground Passage (1974) (TV)
    ... aka Pedestrian Subway
    First Love (1974) (TV)
    X-Ray (1974)
    Bricklayer(1973)
    ... aka Mason
    Between Wroclaw and Zielona Gora (1972)
    The Principles of Safety and Hygiene in a Copper Mine (1972)
    Refrain (1972)
    Factory (1971)
    Before the Rally (1971)
    Workers 1971 - Nothing About Us Without Us (1971)
    I Was a Soldier (1970)
    The Photograph (1968) (TV)
    From the City of Lodz (1968)
    Concert of Wishes (1967)
    The Tram (1966)
    The Office (1966)
     
  2. Brook K

    Brook K Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2000
    Messages:
    9,468
    Likes Received:
    0
    Starting out as a maker of industrial and social documentaries, Kieslowski would emerge as one of the most popular and best regarded international filmmakers of the last 20 years. His films are strongly grounded in themes of moral and ethical behavior but often examine human and emotional relationships within those contexts.

    *1. The Decalogue - A (My memories of a few of these aren't strong enough to give them all individual ratings, my favorites being 5, 6, & 2)
    2. Camera Buff - A
    3. A Short Film About Love - A
    *4. Three Colors: Red - A-
    *5. Three Colors: Blue - A-
    *6. Concert of Wishes - A- (I was quite taken with this, a short included on one of the Three Colors DVD's, that is an early foray into areas the Decalogue would more fully expand upon - an ethical dilemma with life-changing consequences. I also appreciated the strong visuals)
    7. No End - B+
    8. A Short Film About Killing - B+
    *9. Three Colors: White - B (I go back and forth on this. Though I'm one of the proponents of "anything can happen, it's a movie", I've never been able to get around the implausibilities of this story and it always hurts my enjoyment)
    10. The Double Life of Veronique - B (Disappointed in this as I found it a definite notch below the Three Colors films)
    11. Night Porter's Point of View - B
    12. The Scar - B
    13. Talking Heads - B
    14. Blind Chance - B-
    15. The Tram - C+
    *16. The Office - C


    Own: 6
     
  3. george kaplan

    george kaplan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2001
    Messages:
    13,064
    Likes Received:
    1
    KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI

    Seen: 11
    Like: 0
    Own: 0

    Maybe it's just me, but that list seems to be missing a couple of Decalogue films.

    In any case I've seen those 10 plus the Double Life of Veronique, which I'd rank below any of the Decalogue films.
     
  4. Brook K

    Brook K Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2000
    Messages:
    9,468
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think you're right, but the list is straight off IMDB, I just delete and/or replace some of the non-English titles to make the overall list shorter and less cluttered.
     
  5. Rich Malloy

    Rich Malloy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2000
    Messages:
    3,999
    Likes Received:
    0
    Like George and Brook, "Dekalog" is my favorite of all of Kieslowski works, and my favorite episodes are "Thou Shalt Not Steal" and "A Short Film about Love" (on balance, I think the longer version works a bit better).

    And then "Blue, White, Red", and in that order (though I enjoy them all about equally).

    I've also seen "Veronique" and two of his earlier Polish films, but not recently enough to warrant an appraisal.
     
  6. Jim_K

    Jim_K Well-Known Member

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


    KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI (1941 - 1996)

    Three Colors: Red (1994) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Three Colors: White (1994) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Three Colours: Blue (1993) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Double Life of Veronique (1991) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    City Life (1990) (segment "Siedem dni w tygodniu")
    A Short Film About Love (1988)
    A Short Film About Killing (1988)
    Seven Days a Week (1988)
    Blind Chance (1987)
    No End (1985)
    Short Working Day (1981)
    The Calm (1980)
    Railway Station (1980)
    Talking Heads (1980)
    Camera Buff (1979)
    Seven Women of Different Ages (1978)
    Night Porter's Point of View (1978)
    I Don't Know (1977)
    The Scar (1976)
    Personnel (1976)
    Slate (1976)
    Hospital (1976)
    Curriculum Vitae (1975)
    The Underground Passage (1974)
    First Love (1974)
    X-Ray (1974)
    Bricklayer (1973)
    Between Wroclaw and Zielona Gora (1972)
    The Principles of Safety and Hygiene in a Copper Mine (1972)
    Refrain (1972)
    Factory (1971)
    Before the Rally (1971)
    Workers 1971 - Nothing About Us Without Us (1971)
    I Was a Soldier (1970)
    The Photograph (1968)
    From the City of Lodz (1968)
    Concert of Wishes (1967)
    The Tram (1966)
    The Office (1966)
     
  7. Elizabeth S

    Elizabeth S Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2001
    Messages:
    4,602
    Likes Received:
    43
    Real Name:
    Elizabeth S
    Three Colors: Red (1994)
    ... aka A Short Film About Killing (International: English title)
    Three Colors: White (1994)
    The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
    Camera Buff (1979)
    Blind Chance (1987)
    Three Colours: Blue (1993)

    Seen the above, in rough order of preference. "Red" is my absolute favorite, though.

    I started watching the first few installments of "The Dekalog" on VHS a few years ago, then quit when I got the DVD boxset. I'm waiting for the moment when I can sit down and start from the beginning again and go through the whole thing.
     
  8. george kaplan

    george kaplan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2001
    Messages:
    13,064
    Likes Received:
    1
    In my opinion, that's not really necessary. They really are 10 separate films, tied together in only the most tenuous way, and watching them in one long marathon would probably not do justice to the later ones unless you have a lot of stamina.
     
  9. SteveGon

    SteveGon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2000
    Messages:
    12,267
    Likes Received:
    1
    Three Colors: Red (1994) ****
    Three Colors: White (1994) ***[​IMG]
    Three Colours: Blue (1993) ***[​IMG]
    The Double Life of Veronique (1991) ***

    City Life (1990) (segment "Siedem dni w tygodniu")
    "Dekalog" (1989) (mini) TV Series
    ... aka The Decalogue (USA: video title)
    Krótki film o milosci (1988) ***
    ... aka A Short Film About Love (International: English title)
    Krótki film o zabijaniu (1988) ****
    ... aka A Short Film About Killing (International: English title)
    ... aka Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother
    Dekalog, dwa (1988) (TV) ***
    ... aka Decalogue: Two (USA)
    ... aka Thou Shalt Not Take the Name of Thy Lord God in Vain
    Dekalog, dziewiec (1988) (TV) ***
    ... aka Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor's Wife
    Dekalog, jeden (1988) (TV) ***
    ... aka Decalogue: One (USA)
    ... aka I Am the Lord Thy God
    Dekalog, osiem (1988) (TV) ***
    ... aka Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness
    Dekalog, piec (1988) (TV) ****
    ... aka Thou Shalt Not Kill
    Dekalog, siedem (1988) (TV) ***
    ... aka Thou Shalt Not Steal
    Dekalog, szesc (1988) (TV) ***
    ... aka Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery
    Dekalog, trzy (1988) (TV) ***
    ... aka Honor the Sabbath Day

    Seven Days a Week (1988)
    Blind Chance (1987) ***
    No End (1985) ***

    Short Working Day (1981) (TV)
    The Calm (1980) (TV)
    ... aka Calm Before the Storm
    ... aka Peace
    Railway Station (1980)
    Talking Heads (1980)
    Camera Buff (1979) ***
    Seven Women of Different Ages (1978)
    Night Porter's Point of View (1978)
    I Don't Know (1977)
    The Scar (1976) ***
    Personnel (1976) (TV)
    Slate (1976)
    Hospital (1976)
    Curriculum Vitae (1975)
    The Underground Passage (1974) (TV)
    ... aka Pedestrian Subway
    First Love (1974) (TV)
    X-Ray (1974)
    Bricklayer(1973)
    ... aka Mason
    Between Wroclaw and Zielona Gora (1972)
    The Principles of Safety and Hygiene in a Copper Mine (1972)
    Refrain (1972)
    Factory (1971)
    Before the Rally (1971)
    Workers 1971 - Nothing About Us Without Us (1971)
    I Was a Soldier (1970)
    The Photograph (1968) (TV)
    From the City of Lodz (1968)
    Concert of Wishes (1967)
    The Tram (1966)
    The Office (1966)


    Bolded films I've seen.
     
  10. Elizabeth S

    Elizabeth S Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2001
    Messages:
    4,602
    Likes Received:
    43
    Real Name:
    Elizabeth S

    Thanks, George! [​IMG] I didn't mean literally one long sitdown marathon, but to see them all within a more compact span of time. As the first several were seen years ago, I'd like to start again with a "refresh" viewing on those. . . But, I have so many things waiting to be viewed, it's hard to say when I'll be "in the mood" for these. . .[​IMG]
     
  11. Bill McA

    Bill McA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2000
    Messages:
    5,969
    Likes Received:
    0
    Three Colors: Red (1994) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Three Colors: White (1994) [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the VHS)
    Three Colours: Blue (1993) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Double Life of Veronique (1991) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    City Life (1990) (segment "Siedem dni w tygodniu")
    The Decalogue (1989) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    A Short Film About Love (1988)
    A Short Film About Killing (1988) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Seven Days a Week (1988)
    Blind Chance (1987)
    No End (1985)
    Short Working Day (1981) (TV)
    The Calm (1980) (TV)
    Railway Station (1980)
    Talking Heads (1980)
    Camera Buff (1979)
    Seven Women of Different Ages (1978)
    Night Porter's Point of View (1978)
    I Don't Know (1977)
    The Scar (1976)
    Personnel (1976) (TV)
    Slate (1976)
    Hospital (1976)
    Curriculum Vitae (1975)
    The Underground Passage (1974) (TV)
    First Love (1974) (TV)
    X-Ray (1974)
    Bricklayer(1973)
    Between Wroclaw and Zielona Gora (1972)
    The Principles of Safety and Hygiene in a Copper Mine (1972)
    Refrain (1972)
    Factory (1971)
    Before the Rally (1971)
    Workers 1971 - Nothing About Us Without Us (1971)
    I Was a Soldier (1970)
    The Photograph (1968) (TV)
    From the City of Lodz (1968)
    Concert of Wishes (1967) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Tram (1966)
    The Office (1966)

    Seen 7
    Own 7
     
  12. Arman

    Arman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2003
    Messages:
    1,625
    Likes Received:
    0
    .
     
  13. Martin Teller

    Martin Teller Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2006
    Messages:
    2,414
    Likes Received:
    1
    Three Colors: Red (1994) - 9/10
    Three Colors: White (1994) - 7/10
    Three Colours: Blue (1993) - 10/10
    The Double Life of Veronique (1991) - 9/10
    "Dekalog" (1989) - 9/10
    A Short Film About Love (1988) - 8/10
    A Short Film About Killing (1988) - 8/10
    Blind Chance (1987) - 8/10
    No End (1985) - 6/10
    Railway Station (1980) - 5/10
    Talking Heads (1980) - 7/10
    Camera Buff (1979) - 8/10
    Night Porter's Point of View (1978) - 6/10
    The Scar (1976) - 7/10
    Hospital (1976) - 8/10
    Factory (1971) - 6/10
    Concert of Wishes (1967) - 6/10
    The Office (1966) - 6/10


    One of the greats, I miss him a lot.
     
  14. Bill McA

    Bill McA Well-Known Member

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

    Concert of Wishes (1967) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)

    Seen 7
    Own 7
     
  15. Martin Teller

    Martin Teller Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2006
    Messages:
    2,414
    Likes Received:
    1
    changed my vote for White from 8 to 7. I agree with what Brook said, it's just too implausible to swallow.
     
  16. Don Giro

    Don Giro Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2004
    Messages:
    834
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Real Name:
    Don
    The only one I've seen is "Three Colors: White," which I enjoyed very much. I have no idea why I've never seen any more of his work. You'd think I'd at least finish off the "Three Colors" trilogy.
     
  17. Martin Teller

    Martin Teller Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2006
    Messages:
    2,414
    Likes Received:
    1
    adding some of the shorts I'd forgotten to tally earlier.
     
  18. Brian.L

    Brian.L Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Messages:
    549
    Likes Received:
    0
    ALL RATINGS OUT OF [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (FIVE) STARS

    Three Colors: Red (Trois couleurs: Rouge) (1994) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Three Colors: White (Trois couleurs: Blanc) (1994) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Three Colors: Blue (Trois couleurs: Bleu) (1993) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
    City Life (1990) (segment "Siedem dni w Tygodniu")
    The Decalogue (Dekalog) (1989)
    A Short Film About Love (Krótki Film O Milosci) (1988)
    A Short Film About Killing (Krótki Film O Zabijaniu) (1988)
    Seven Days a Week (1988)
    Blind Chance (1987) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    No End (1985)
    Short Working Day (1981) (TV)
    The Calm (1980) (TV)
    Railway Station (1980)
    Talking Heads (1980)
    Camera Buff (1979)
    Seven Women of Different Ages (1978)
    Night Porter's Point of View (1978)
    I Don't Know (1977)
    The Scar (1976)
    Personnel (1976) (TV)
    Slate (1976)
    Hospital (1976)
    Curriculum Vitae (1975)
    The Underground Passage (1974) (TV)
    First Love (1974) (TV)
    X-Ray (1974)
    Bricklayer(1973)
    Between Wroclaw and Zielona Gora (1972)
    The Principles of Safety and Hygiene in a Copper Mine (1972)
    Refrain (1972)
    Factory (1971)
    Before the Rally (1971)
    Workers 1971 - Nothing About Us Without Us (1971)
    I Was a Soldier (1970)
    The Photograph (1968) (TV)
    From the City of Lodz (1968)
    Concert of Wishes (1967)
    The Tram (1966)
    The Office (1966)
     
  19. Brook K

    Brook K Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2000
    Messages:
    9,468
    Likes Received:
    0
    Updated:

    Camera Buff - A
    The Scar - B
     
  20. Brook K

    Brook K Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2000
    Messages:
    9,468
    Likes Received:
    0
    Updated:

    No End - B+
    Talking Heads - B
    Blind Chance - B-
     

Share This Page