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Even More Directors Series - Volume Two - Denys Arcand


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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 01 2005 - 03:08 AM

Another superb director, who seemingly wastes little time on flash (I've only seen three of his films, but two of these would make my Top 100 list). Invasions barbares, Les (2003) ... aka The Barbarian Invasions (International: English title) (USA) ... aka Invasion of the Barbarians (International: English title) Stardom (2000) ... aka 15 Moments (Canada: English title) ... aka Stardom (France) ... aka Stardom - Le culte de la célébrité (Canada: French title) Joyeux Calvaire (1996) ... aka Poverty and Other Delights Love & Human Remains (1993) ... aka Amour et restes humains (Canada: French title) Montréal vu par... (1991) (segment "Vue d'ailleurs") ... aka Montreal Sextet ... aka Six variations sur un thème (Canada: French title: subtitle) Jésus de Montréal (1989) ... aka Jesus of Montreal Déclin de l'empire américain, Le (1986) ... aka The Decline of the American Empire (USA) "Murder in the Family" (1985) (mini) TV Series Crime d'Ovide Plouffe, Le (1984) ... aka Murder in the Family ... aka The Crime of Ovide Plouffe Confort et l'indifférence, Le (1982) ... aka Comfort and Indifference ... aka Québec et après On est au coton (1976) ... aka Cotton Mill, Treadmill (Canada: English title) Gina (1975) ... aka Stone Cold Revenge (USA: bootleg title) Réjeanne Padovani (1973) Québec: Duplessis et après... (1972) ... aka Québec: Duplessis and After... (Canada: English title) Maudite galette, La (1972) ... aka Dirty Money Parcs atlantiques (1967) ... aka Atlantic Parks (Canada: English title) Volleyball (1966) Montréalistes, Les (1965) ... aka Ville-Marie (Canada: English title) Route de l'Ouest, La (1965) Champlain (1964) Samuel de Champlain: Québec 1603 (1964) Seul ou avec d'autres (1962) Rank 'em, rate 'em, or just say you've never heard of him.

#2 of 11 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 01 2005 - 03:09 AM

Invasions barbares, Les (2003)
... aka The Barbarian Invasions (International: English title) (USA)
... aka Invasion of the Barbarians (International: English title)

Stardom (2000)
... aka 15 Moments (Canada: English title)
... aka Stardom (France)
... aka Stardom - Le culte de la célébrité (Canada: French title)
Joyeux Calvaire (1996)
... aka Poverty and Other Delights
Love & Human Remains (1993)
... aka Amour et restes humains (Canada: French title)
Montréal vu par... (1991) (segment "Vue d'ailleurs")
... aka Montreal Sextet
... aka Six variations sur un thème (Canada: French title: subtitle)
Jésus de Montréal (1989)
... aka Jesus of Montreal
Déclin de l'empire américain, Le (1986)
... aka The Decline of the American Empire (USA)

"Murder in the Family" (1985) (mini) TV Series
Crime d'Ovide Plouffe, Le (1984)
... aka Murder in the Family
... aka The Crime of Ovide Plouffe
Confort et l'indifférence, Le (1982)
... aka Comfort and Indifference
... aka Québec et après
On est au coton (1976)
... aka Cotton Mill, Treadmill (Canada: English title)
Gina (1975)
... aka Stone Cold Revenge (USA: bootleg title)
Réjeanne Padovani (1973)
Québec: Duplessis et après... (1972)
... aka Québec: Duplessis and After... (Canada: English title)
Maudite galette, La (1972)
... aka Dirty Money
Parcs atlantiques (1967)
... aka Atlantic Parks (Canada: English title)
Volleyball (1966)
Montréalistes, Les (1965)
... aka Ville-Marie (Canada: English title)
Route de l'Ouest, La (1965)
Champlain (1964)
Samuel de Champlain: Québec 1603 (1964)
Seul ou avec d'autres (1962)


Bolded films I've seen.


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Jesus of Montreal Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Decline of the American Empire Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

#3 of 11 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted August 01 2005 - 04:02 AM

Rated from Posted Image to Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Titles in RED are theatrical screenings

Denys Arcand
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Days of Darkness (2007) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Barbarian Invasions (2003) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Stardom (2000) Posted Image
Poverty and Other Delights (1996)
Love & Human Remains (1993) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Montréal vu par... (1991) (segment "Vue d'ailleurs") Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Jésus de Montréal (1989) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Decline of the American Empire (1986) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Murder in the Family (1984)
Comfort and Indifference (1982)
Cotton Mill, Treadmill (1976)
Gina (1975) Posted Image Posted Image
Réjeanne Padovani (1973) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Québec: Duplessis and After... (1972)
Dirty Money (1972)
Atlantic Parks (1967)
Volleyball (1966)
Ville-Marie (1965)
La Route de l'Ouest (1965)
Champlain (1964)
Samuel de Champlain: Québec 1603 (1964)
Seul ou avec d'autres (1962)

Seen 9
Own 1

Denys Arcand is the 14th director in this series that I've seen/met in person.
       

#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted August 01 2005 - 04:04 AM

1. The Barbarian Invasions - A (was my #2 or 3 film for 2003)
2. The Decline of the American Empire - B+
3. Jesus of Montreal - B


Own: 0


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+

#5 of 11 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 01 2005 - 04:08 AM

Sadly, none of the various DVD releases seem to present JOM in its OAR. Posted Image

Still, the film is great enough to at least warrant a rental...

#6 of 11 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 01 2005 - 05:10 AM

Never heard of, never seen.
"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...

#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Elizabeth S

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Posted August 01 2005 - 05:50 AM

The Barbarian Invasions Love & Human Remains (1993) The Decline of the American Empire (USA) Stardom (2000) Seen the above, in order of ranking.

#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted August 01 2005 - 10:58 AM

Ratings out of Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

DENYS ARCAND (1941 -     )


Days of Darkness (2007)
The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
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Stardom (2000)
Poverty and Other Delights (1996)
Love & Human Remains (1993)
Montréal vu par... (1991) (segment "Vue d'ailleurs")
Jésus de Montréal (1989)
The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
Murder in the Family (1984)
Comfort and Indifference (1982)
Cotton Mill, Treadmill (1976)
Gina (1975)
Réjeanne Padovani (1973)
Québec: Duplessis and After... (1972)
Dirty Money (1972)
Atlantic Parks (1967)
Volleyball (1966)
Ville-Marie (1965)
La Route de l'Ouest (1965)
Champlain (1964)
Samuel de Champlain: Québec 1603 (1964)
Seul ou avec d'autres (1962)



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#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Mario Gauci

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Posted April 01 2006 - 06:40 AM

In order of merit:


1.Les Invasions Barbares (2003) ***1/2
2.Jésus de Montréal (1989) ***1/2


#10 of 11 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted September 13 2007 - 05:56 PM

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Days of Darkness (2007) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted March 18 2010 - 04:49 PM

Updated:

The Decline of the American Empire - B+
Jesus of Montreal - 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+




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