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Even More Directors Series - Volume Fifteen - Vincent Ward


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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 02 2005 - 03:02 AM

Another visually-exciting director, though the drama in his films sometimes seems to get second-billing. River Queen (2005) (completed) What Dreams May Come (1998) Map of the Human Heart (1993) The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey (1988) ... aka The Navigator ... aka The Navigator: An Odyssey Across Time (USA: video title) Vigil (1984) Rank 'em, rate 'em, or just say you've never heard of him.

#2 of 12 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 02 2005 - 03:04 AM

Films seen:

Map of the Human Heart Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Navigator Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Vigil Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Have the DVD of What Dreams May Come, I'll get around to watching it one of these days. Too bad Ward's Alien 3 never came to fruition. Posted Image

#3 of 12 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted August 02 2005 - 03:21 AM

Name didn't ring a bell though I've obviously heard of a couple of his films.
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#4 of 12 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted August 02 2005 - 03:29 AM

What Dreams May Come (1998) Posted Image Posted Image

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#5 of 12 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 02 2005 - 03:58 AM

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What Dreams May Come (1998)

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"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 12 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 02 2005 - 04:02 AM

Holy shit. A film both George and John like? Posted Image

#7 of 12 OFFLINE   JohnRice

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Posted August 02 2005 - 04:47 AM

A sign of the Apocalypse...

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Posted August 02 2005 - 07:10 AM

Out of Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

River Queen (2005) (completed)

What Dreams May Come (1998) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image1/2 - Unfairly trashed because it cost 80 million to make but is too unusual for a mainstream audience. All the more baffling that George likes it. The fact it grossed somewhere around 150 million is a testament in some way. I also love the fact that I was certain the Heaven scenes were shot in New Zealand, but they are actually Glacier National Park.

Map of the Human Heart (1993) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image - Very nice, but the story is a bit convoluted.

The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey (1988) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image1/2 - Just a funky little story. Definitely Bergmanesque in the Medieval scenes.

Vigil (1984) - I need to seek this one out.

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#9 of 12 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted August 02 2005 - 09:44 AM

River Queen (2005) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
What Dreams May Come (1998) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Map of the Human Heart (1993) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the VHS)
The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey (1988) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the VHS)
Vigil (1984) Posted Image Posted Image


Seen 5
Own 3

Vincent Ward is the 37th director in this series that I've seen/met in person.
       

#10 of 12 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted August 02 2005 - 09:56 AM

Ratings out of Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image


VINCENT WARD (1956 -     )


Rain of the Children (2008)
River Queen (2005) Posted Image Posted Image
What Dreams May Come (1998) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Map of the Human Heart (1993)
The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey (1988) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Vigil (1984)




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#11 of 12 OFFLINE   Elizabeth S

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Posted August 02 2005 - 02:22 PM

Seen, in order of preference: Map of the Human Heart What Dreams May Come

#12 of 12 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted September 12 2005 - 06:50 PM

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River Queen (2005) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image


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Vincent Ward now becomes the 37th director in this series that I've seen/met in person.
       




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