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DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of JAMES L. BROOKS


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#1 of 18 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted August 07 2005 - 03:37 AM

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of JAMES L. BROOKS

Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.

JAMES L. BROOKS

How Do You Know (2010)


Spanglish (2004)
As Good as It Gets (1997)
I'll Do Anything (1994)
Broadcast News (1987)
Terms of Endearment (1983)



Death before Streaming!


#2 of 18 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted August 07 2005 - 03:38 AM

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JAMES L. BROOKS (1940 -     )


How Do You Know (2010)
Spanglish (2004) Posted Image Posted Image /img/vbsmilies/htf/half.gif
As Good as It Gets (1997) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
I'll Do Anything (1994)
Broadcast News (1987) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Terms of Endearment (1983) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image







Death before Streaming!


#3 of 18 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted August 07 2005 - 06:11 AM


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Titles in RED are theatrical screenings

James L. Brooks
May 9, 1940 -


How Do You Know (2010) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Spanglish (2004) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
As Good as It Gets (1997) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
I'll Do Anything (1994) Posted ImagePosted Image
Broadcast News (1987) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
Terms of Endearment (1983) Posted ImagePosted Image

Seen 6
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#4 of 18 OFFLINE   JohnRice

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Posted August 07 2005 - 06:15 AM

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Spanglish (2004)
As Good as It Gets (1997) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image1/2
I'll Do Anything (1994) Posted ImagePosted Image - It's bizarre to watch a movie and constantly have the feeling it is about to break into song.
Broadcast News (1987) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Terms of Endearment (1983) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

I don't own any, but I wouldn't mind having Broadcast News.

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#5 of 18 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted August 07 2005 - 09:02 AM

As Good as It Gets (1997) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Broadcast News (1987)
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#6 of 18 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 07 2005 - 12:32 PM

Seen: 3
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Own: 0

Rank order:

As Good as It Gets (1997)
Broadcast News (1987)
Terms of Endearment (1983)

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#7 of 18 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 08 2005 - 02:22 AM

Seen 'em all except for IDA.

#8 of 18 OFFLINE   Kirk Tsai

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Posted August 08 2005 - 04:06 AM

1. Broadcast News
2. As Good as it Gets
3. Spanglish

#9 of 18 OFFLINE   Elizabeth S

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Posted August 08 2005 - 06:43 AM

Terms of Endearment (1983)
Broadcast News (1987)
As Good as It Gets (1997)
I'll Do Anything (1994)

Seen the above, in order of preference. (Somehow, I thought he'd made more films.)

#10 of 18 OFFLINE   DavidBC

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Posted August 08 2005 - 07:38 AM

Spanglish (2004) - C
As Good as It Gets (1997) - B+
Broadcast News (1987) - A
Terms of Endearment (1983) - B+
I don't care for modern films. All crashing cars and close-ups of people's feet.
-Lillian Gish
 

#11 of 18 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted August 08 2005 - 05:58 PM

1. As Good As It Gets - B+
2. Terms of Endearment - B-
3. Spanglish - 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+

#12 of 18 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted November 30 2005 - 02:33 PM

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#13 of 18 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted December 01 2005 - 04:06 AM

Posted Image And I thought a mere 1 star for Rocky II was stunning. Posted Image
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+

#14 of 18 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted December 01 2005 - 10:54 AM

Becoming easily shocked these days, eh Brook? Posted Image
       

#15 of 18 OFFLINE   Martin Teller

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Posted October 19 2006 - 03:55 AM

As Good as It Gets (1997) - 7/10
Broadcast News (1987) - 7/10


#16 of 18 OFFLINE   Mario Gauci

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Posted June 22 2008 - 10:37 AM

In order of merit:


1.As Good as It Gets (1997) ***
2.Terms of Endearment (1983) ***



One is a good, enjoyable character-driven comedy; the other is a good, character-driven weepie; both are vastly overrated, however, and they hardly deserved all the Oscar accolades showered upon them.

#17 of 18 OFFLINE   SD_Brian

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Posted June 22 2008 - 04:34 PM

I'm confused: 3 of the 5 movies that James L. Brooks directed received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Terms of Endearment won Best Picture, Brooks won a Best Director Oscar for his efforts on that film and his track record as a producer of both TV and movies is the stuff of legend. How exactly does he qualify as "Overlooked and Obscure?"

#18 of 18 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted November 06 2011 - 04:20 AM

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How Do You Know (2010) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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