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MORE DIRECTORS CHECKLIST SERIES - Volume #229 - The Films of MING-LIANG TSAI


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#1 of 19 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted July 30 2005 - 07:21 AM

Rank 'em, Rate 'em, Review 'em, whatever

Volume #229 - Ming-Liang Tsai

The Wayward Cloud (2005)
Welcome to São Paulo (2004) (segment "Aquarium")
Good Bye, Dragon Inn (2003)
The Skywalk Is Gone (2002)
What Time Is It There? (2001)
A Conversation with God (2001)
The Hole (1998)
The River (1997)
My New Friends (1995) (TV)
Vive L'Amour (1994)
Rebels of the Neon God (1992)
Boys (1991)
All the Corners of the World (1989) (TV)

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 19 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted July 30 2005 - 07:32 AM

This Taiwanese director has come to international acclaim with his strong vision and individual filmmaking style. Using extremely long takes, often of a virtually static image to emphasize both the feeling of time and isolation within modern settings.

*1. What Time Is It There? - A (Tsai's most emotionally involving film is also a lovely tribute to The 400 Blows including a cameo by Jean-Pierre Leaud)
*2. The Hole - A
*3. The Wayward Cloud - B+

4. The River - B+
5. Rebels of the Neon God - B
6. Vive L'Amour - B-
7. The Skywalk is Gone - C+
8. I Don't Want to Sleep Alone - C
9. Goodbye, Dragon Inn - C-

Own: 3
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 19 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted July 30 2005 - 07:46 AM

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#4 of 19 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted July 30 2005 - 08:32 AM

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Titles in RED are theatrical screenings

Ming-liang Tsai
Oct 27, 1957 -

Face (2009) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
To Each His Cinema (2007) (segment "It's a Dream") Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
The Wayward Cloud (2005) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Welcome to São Paulo (2004) (segment "Aquarium")
Good Bye, Dragon Inn (2003) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
The Skywalk Is Gone (2002) (Own the DVD, haven't watched it yet)
What Time Is It There? (2001) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
A Conversation with God (2001)
The Hole (1998) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
The River (1997) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
My New Friends (1995) (TV)
Vive L'Amour (1994) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Rebels of the Neon God (1992) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Boys (1991)
All the Corners of the World (1989) (TV)

Seen 10
Own 9

Ming-liang Tsai is the 60th director in this series that I've seen/met in person
       

#5 of 19 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted July 30 2005 - 08:54 AM

Never heard of him or any of his films.
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

"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...

#6 of 19 OFFLINE   Elizabeth S

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Posted July 30 2005 - 07:48 PM

Have only seen "What Time is it There", which I didn't care for too much.

#7 of 19 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted July 31 2005 - 01:06 AM

The Wayward Cloud (2005) ***1/2
Welcome to São Paulo (2004) (segment "Aquarium")
Good Bye, Dragon Inn (2003) ***
The Skywalk Is Gone (2002) **1/2
What Time Is It There? (2001) ***

A Conversation with God (2001)
The Hole (1998) ***
The River (1997) ***

My New Friends (1995) (TV)
Vive L'Amour (1994)
Rebels of the Neon God (1992) ***
Boys (1991)
All the Corners of the World (1989) (TV)


Bolded films I've seen.

#8 of 19 OFFLINE   Arman

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Posted August 20 2005 - 02:49 AM

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#9 of 19 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted September 24 2005 - 03:42 PM

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The Wayward Cloud (2005) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)


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#10 of 19 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 04 2006 - 12:12 AM

The Wayward Cloud ***1/2

This one was just...bizarre. Graphic sex, watermelons and kooky musical numbers...

#11 of 19 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted July 21 2006 - 07:09 PM

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The Wayward Cloud - B+ - Man, I wish I liked watermelon!
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+

#12 of 19 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted September 13 2006 - 11:10 AM

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I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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Ming-liang Tsai is now the 60th director in this series that I've seen/met in person
       

#13 of 19 OFFLINE   Martin Teller

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Posted September 14 2006 - 02:59 AM

Visage (2009) - 10/10

I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006) - 9/10
The Wayward Cloud (2005) - 9/10
Good Bye, Dragon Inn (2003) - 8/10
The Skywalk Is Gone (2002) - 8/10
What Time Is It There? (2001) - 10/10
A Conversation with God (2001) - 6/10

The Hole (1998) - 10/10
The River (1997) - 8/10
Vive L'Amour (1994) - 9/10
Rebels of the Neon God (1992) - 8/10


Absolutely one of my favorites, for reasons I haven't quite figured out yet.



#14 of 19 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted September 22 2006 - 04:01 AM

The Hole *** out of ****

#15 of 19 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted September 16 2007 - 11:12 AM

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To Each His Cinema (2007) (segment "It's a Dream") Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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#16 of 19 OFFLINE   Martin Teller

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Posted November 10 2007 - 08:19 PM

added I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006) - 9/10

#17 of 19 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted December 25 2007 - 05:39 PM

Updated:

I Don't Want to Sleep Alone - C
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+

#18 of 19 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted December 27 2007 - 01:30 AM

Heh, ya know, I tried to watch I Don't Want to Sleep Alone last week but had a cold and was doped up on cold meds. Not a good idea to mix Liang with Nyquil. I think I lasted about 15 minutes. Posted Image

#19 of 19 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted September 21 2009 - 12:41 PM

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Face (2009) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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