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MORE DIRECTORS CHECKLIST SERIES - Volume #207: THE FILMS OF JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET


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#1 of 18 Brook K

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Posted July 18 2005 - 01:51 AM

Rank 'em, rate 'em, review 'em, whatever

Volume #207: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001)
... aka Amelie
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
The City of Lost Children (1995)
Delicatessen (1991)
Foutaises (1989)
... aka Things I Like, Things I Don't Like (UK)
Pas de repos pour Billy Brakko (1984)
Bunker de la dernière rafale, Le (1981)
... aka The Bunker of the Last Gunshots (USA)
Manège, Le (1980)
Évasion, L' (1978)
... aka The Escape

2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#2 of 18 Brook K

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Posted July 18 2005 - 01:59 AM

Busy day so I'm picking some shorter filmographies I feel less inclined to comment on.

*1. City Of Lost Children - A- (the first subtitled film I saw in a theater, most of it I completely love, but I'm not all that fond of the ending.)
2. Delicatessen - A-
3. Amelie - B
4. A Very Long Engagement - B

5. Micmacs - B-
*6. Alien: Resurrection - C+ (The "+" being for the underwater alien scene and for continuing to use his French "stock company" like Dominique Pinon and Jean-Claude Dreyfus in a Hollywood film.)

Own: 2


2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#3 of 18 SteveGon

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Posted July 18 2005 - 02:11 AM

A Very Long Engagement (2004) ***Posted Image
Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001) ***Posted Image
... aka Amelie
Alien: Resurrection (1997) **
The City of Lost Children (1995) ***Posted Image
Delicatessen (1991) ***


#4 of 18 Marc Fedderman

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Posted July 18 2005 - 02:19 AM

Out of 4 stars:

Amélie Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
A Very Long Engagement Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
Delicatessen Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

#5 of 18 Steve Christou

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Posted July 18 2005 - 03:09 AM

Alien: Resurrection (1997) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The City of Lost Children (1995) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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#6 of 18 Bill McA

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Posted July 18 2005 - 03:14 AM

Micmacs (2009) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu) 

A Very Long Engagement (2004) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Amelie (2001) Posted Image Posted Image
Alien: Resurrection (1997) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the Blu)
The City of Lost Children (1995) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Used to own the LD)
Delicatessen (1991) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the VHS)
Foutaises (1989)
Pas de repos pour Billy Brakko (1984)
Bunker de la dernière rafale, Le (1981)
Manège, Le (1980)
Évasion, L' (1978)

Seen 6
Own 4


       

#7 of 18 JohnRice

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Posted July 18 2005 - 03:17 AM

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A Very Long Engagement (2004) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image1/2 I enjoyed the almost meditative mood of the film a great deal.

Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001)
aka Amelie Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image Still only seen it once, and while it has a certain lack of depth that is kind of common for Jeunet, it's just too damn cute not to appreciate.

Alien: Resurrection (1997) Posted ImagePosted Image1/2 The culprit here is the weak screenplay with painfully childish banter from Joss Whedon. A clear case of "garbage in, garbage out".

The City of Lost Children (1995) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image1/2 Again, only seen it once, and again, the typical lack of substance, but love those visuals and the far-out world Jeunet created. I have to admit, there is probably more depth to it than I caught from one viewing.

Delicatessen (1991) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image1/2 Basically "ditto" from City.

Foutaises (1989)
... aka Things I Like, Things I Don't Like (UK)
Pas de repos pour Billy Brakko (1984)
Bunker de la dernière rafale, Le (1981)
... aka The Bunker of the Last Gunshots (USA)
Manège, Le (1980)
Évasion, L' (1978)

I own DVDs of all those I have seen. Of course, I always enjoy just looking at any Jeunet film.

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#8 of 18 george kaplan

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Posted July 18 2005 - 05:47 AM

JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET

Seen: 1
Like: 1
Own: 1

Rank order:

Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001)
... aka Amelie


You're slipping Brook. You picked a director who actually made a film I like. Posted Image
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

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"My films are not slices of life, they are pieces of cake." - Alfred Hitchcock"My great humility is just one of the many reasons that I...

#9 of 18 Kirk Tsai

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Posted July 18 2005 - 07:16 AM

Ranking:

1. Delicatessen
2. A Very Long Engagement
3. Amelie
4. The City of Lost Children

#10 of 18 Jim_K

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Posted July 18 2005 - 09:43 AM

Ratings out of Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image


JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET (1953 -     )


Micmacs (2009)
A Very Long Engagement (2004) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Amelie (2001) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Alien: Resurrection (1997) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The City of Lost Children (1995) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Delicatessen (1991) Posted Image Posted Image
Foutaises (1989)
Pas de repos pour Billy Brakko (1984)
The Bunker of the Last Gunshots (1981)
Manège, Le (1980)
The Escape (1978)



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#11 of 18 JohnRice

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Posted July 26 2005 - 11:33 AM

Updated with A Very Long Engagement. Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image1/2

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#12 of 18 Arman

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Posted August 20 2005 - 02:33 AM

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#13 of 18 Martin Teller

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Posted November 16 2006 - 09:54 AM

A Very Long Engagement (2004) - 9/10
Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001) - 10/10
The City of Lost Children (1995) - 5/10
Delicatessen (1991) - 8/10


I really need to give COLC another go. Mostly I remember gorgeous art direction and cinematography but obnoxious characters.



#14 of 18 Jim_K

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Posted February 24 2007 - 01:23 AM

Updated Master list...............................
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Jean-Pierre Jeunet

A Very Long Engagement (2004)                                 +++
Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001)              +++++
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
The City of Lost Children (1995)                                   ++++
Delicatessen (1991)



#16 of 18 SteveGon

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Posted July 19 2010 - 12:51 PM

Micmacs ***


Inventive, cartoonish tale of an oddball loner who plots the downfall of the weapons manufacturers indirectly responsible for the death of his father and the bullet lodged in his brain.  But he can't do it without the help of his newfound misfit friends!  Charming and brimming with eye candy, just don't expect another Amelie.



#17 of 18 Bill McA

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Posted November 28 2010 - 09:04 AM

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 Micmacs (2009) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu) 


Seen 6

Own 4



       

#18 of 18 Brook K

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Posted February 04 2011 - 06:33 PM

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Micmacs - B-


2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+