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MORE DIRECTORS CHECKLIST SERIES - Volume #443 - Le Cinema du MAX OPHULS


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#1 of 32 Bill McA

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Posted October 04 2006 - 01:46 PM

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Volume #443 - Max Ophuls


The Lovers of Montparnasse (1958) (uncredited)
Lola Montez (1955) (longer German version)
Lola Montès (1955) (French version)
The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)
Le Plaisir (1952)
La Ronde (1950)
The Reckless Moment (1949)
Caught (1949)
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
The Exile (1947)
From Mayerling to Sarajevo (1940)
L'École des Femmes (1940)
Without Tomorrow (1939)
Werther (1938)
Yoshiwara (1937)
Comedy of Money (1936)
Ave Maria (1936)
Tender Enemy (1936)
Valse Brillante de Chopin (1936)
Divine (1935)
La Signora di Tutti (1934)
Liebelei - Une histoire d'amour (1933) (French version)
Liebelei (1933) (uncredited) (German version)
The Laughing Heirs (1933)
Man Stolen (1933)
The Bartered Bride (1932)
I'd Rather Have Cod Liver Oil (1931)
The Company's in Love (1931)

       

#2 of 32 Bill McA

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Posted October 04 2006 - 01:47 PM

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Titles in RED are theatrical screenings

Max Ophuls
May 6, 1902 - Mar 25, 1957

The Lovers of Montparnasse (1958) (uncredited)
Lola Montez (1955) (longer German version)
Lola Montès (1955) (French version) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the Blu)
The Earrings of Madame de... (1953) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Le Plaisir (1952) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
La Ronde (1950) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
The Reckless Moment (1949) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Caught (1949) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Exile (1947) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
From Mayerling to Sarajevo (1940) Posted Image Posted Image
L'École des Femmes (1940)
Without Tomorrow (1939)
Werther (1938) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Yoshiwara (1937) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Comedy of Money (1936)
Ave Maria (1936)
Tender Enemy (1936) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Valse Brillante de Chopin (1936)
Divine (1935)
La Signora di Tutti (1934)
Liebelei - Une histoire d'amour (1933) (French version)
Liebelei (1933) (uncredited) (German version)
The Laughing Heirs (1933) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Man Stolen (1933)
The Bartered Bride (1932) Posted Image Posted Image
I'd Rather Have Cod Liver Oil (1931)
The Company's in Love (1931)

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#3 of 32 Brook K

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Posted October 05 2006 - 05:39 AM

1. Letter From an Unknown Woman - A (one of the greats)
2. La Ronde - B+
3. The Earrings of Madame de... - B+
4. Le Plaisir - B
5. Lola Montes - B
(One of Fassbinder's top 10)
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#4 of 32 Bill McA

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Posted October 05 2006 - 12:16 PM

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one of the greats, naturally, no DVD

Brook,

Letters From an Unknown Woman, The Reckless Moment, Le Plaisir and Earrings of Madame De... were all just released to DVD in R2 with nice transfers...some of which might be coming my way in my next DVD trade with you-know-who!
       

#5 of 32 Martin Teller

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Posted October 06 2006 - 03:34 AM

Lola Montès (1955) (French version) - 6/10

The Earrings of Madame de... (1953) - 8/10
Le Plaisir (1952) - 7/10
La Ronde (1950) - 9/10


The Reckless Moment (1949) - 7/10
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) - 8/10
Liebelei (1933) - 9/10

 



#6 of 32 Jim_K

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Posted October 06 2006 - 10:55 PM

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MAX OPHULS (1902 - 1957)


The Lovers of Montparnasse (1958) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Lola Montès (1955) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Earrings of Madame de... (1953) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Le Plaisir (1952) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
La Ronde (1950) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Reckless Moment (1949) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Caught (1949) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Exile (1947) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Mayerling to Sarajevo (1940) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
L'École des Femmes (1940)
There's No Tomorrow (1939) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Werther (1938)
Yoshiwara (1937)
The Trouble with Money (1936)
Ave Maria (1936)
The Tender Enemy (1936) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Valse Brillante de Chopin (1936)
Divine (1935)
Everybody's Woman (1934) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Liebelei (1933) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Love Story (1933)
Laughing Heirs (1933) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Man Stolen (1933)
The Bartered Bride (1932)
I'd Rather Have Cod Liver Oil (1931)
The Company's in Love (1931)



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#7 of 32 SteveGon

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Posted December 23 2006 - 01:14 AM

The Reckless Moment ***Posted Image
Letter from An Unknown Woman ***Posted Image
Le Plaisir ***
Madame de... ****
Lola Montes ***Posted Image


#8 of 32 Mario Gauci

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Posted December 23 2006 - 05:41 AM

In order of merit:


1.The Earrings Of Madame De... (1953) ****
2.Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948) ****
3.La Ronde (1950) ****
4.Lola Montès (1955) ***1/2
5.The Reckless Moment (1949) ***1/2
6.Everybody's Woman (1934) ***1/2
7.Caught (1949) ***
8.Le Plaisir (1952) ***
9.The Exile (1947) **1/2
10.Werther (1938) **1/2
11.The Tender Enemy (1936) **1/2



I've caught almost all of these wonderful films in the mid-1990s thanks to a lengthy retrospective shown on late-night Italian TV (in their original language but with forced Italian subtitles); unfortunately, I missed out on 4 more Ophuls titles around that same time - LIEBELEI (1932), YOSHIWARA (1937), THERE'S NO TOMORROW (1939) and FROM MAYERLING TO SARAJEVO (1940).

I would have already picked up the 4 Second Sight R2 DVDs currently available were it not for the fact that they are still rather expensive and that Criterion are said to be working on some of his films.

#9 of 32 SteveGon

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Posted January 01 2007 - 03:07 AM

Le Plaisir *** out of ****

#10 of 32 SteveGon

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Posted January 03 2007 - 02:50 AM

Madame de... **** out of ****

#11 of 32 SteveGon

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Posted February 17 2007 - 03:35 PM

Lola Montes ***1/2 out of ****

#12 of 32 Bill McA

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Posted November 10 2007 - 09:51 AM

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#13 of 32 Bill McA

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Posted November 11 2007 - 03:58 PM

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#14 of 32 Bill McA

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Posted November 16 2007 - 10:34 AM

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#15 of 32 Bill McA

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#16 of 32 Bill McA

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#17 of 32 Bill McA

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#18 of 32 Bill McA

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#19 of 32 Bill McA

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