Directors DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER

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  1. Jim_K

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    DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER

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

    FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER

    Welcome Home (1989)
    Lionheart (1987)
    Yes, Giorgio (1982)
    Sphinx (1981)
    The Boys from Brazil (1978)
    Islands in the Stream (1977)
    Papillon (1973)
    Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
    Patton (1970)
    Planet of the Apes (1968)
    The Double Man (1967)
    The War Lord (1965)
    Ambassador at Large (1964) (TV)
    The Best Man (1964)
    The Stripper (1963)
    World's Greatest Robbery (1962) (TV)
    Cry Vengeance! (1961) (TV)
    The Wicked Scheme of Jebal Deeks (1959) (TV)
    The Scarlet Letter (1950) (TV)
     
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    Ratings out of [/b][/b]
    World's Greatest Robbery (1962)
    Cry Vengeance! (1961)
    The Wicked Scheme of Jebal Deeks (1959)
    The Scarlet Letter (1950)
     
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    FRANKLIN J SCHAFFNER

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    Like: 2
    Own: 2

    Rank order:

    Patton (1970)
    Planet of the Apes (1968)
    The Boys from Brazil (1978)
    Papillon (1973)
     
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    In order of merit:


    1.Patton (1970) ****
    2.Planet of the Apes (1968) ****
    3.The Best Man (1964) ***1/2
    4.The War Lord (1965) ***
    5.The Boys from Brazil (1978) ***
    6.Papillon (1973) ***
    7.Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) **1/2
    8.The Double Man (1967) **1/2


    Another director who started out strongly but whose career lost steam along the way; I'd like to watch THE STRIPPER (1963) and ISLANDS IN THE STREAM (1977) from the remainder of his films.
     
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    [rant]Get your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape![/rant]

    The Boys from Brazil (1978) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Papillon (1973) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Patton (1970) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Planet of the Apes (1968) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The War Lord (1965)
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    Jim I used to have The War Lord on dvd but I gave it to a friend who was really crazy about it, now I can't find it for sale anywhere. I'm sure it'll be rereleased again, good film. Can't remember if it was anamorphic but the quality was definitely better than my murky vhs copy, sound was mono.

    I love Patton, one of my favorite WWII films, George C.Scott was magnificent as Patton one of the all time great film performances, Scott won and refused the Best Actor Oscar for this role. But Planet of the Apes is a film dear to my heart, as a life-long science fiction aficionado it just edges Patton from top spot.[​IMG]

    Rankings

    1)Planet of the Apes (1968)
    2)Patton
    3)The Boys From Brazil (cloning Hitler, a guilty fave)
    4)The War Lord
    5)Papillon (not one of my faves but a memorable score by Jerry Goldsmith)
     
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    Planet of the Apes - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Patton - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]1/2
     
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    1. Planet of the Apes - A
    2. Patton - A-
    3. Papillon - A-

    Own: 0 (Need to buy Apes one of these days)
     
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    Welcome Home (1989) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Lionheart (1987) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Yes, Giorgio (1982) [​IMG]
    Sphinx (1981) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Boys from Brazil (1978) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    Islands in the Stream (1977) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Papillon (1973) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Patton (1970) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Planet of the Apes (1968) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    The Double Man (1967)
    The War Lord (1965) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Ambassador at Large (1964) (TV)
    The Best Man (1964)
    The Stripper (1963) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    World's Greatest Robbery (1962) (TV)
    Cry Vengeance! (1961) (TV)
    The Wicked Scheme of Jebal Deeks (1959) (TV)
    The Scarlet Letter (1950) (TV)

    It's the one about King Richard and the Crusades.
     
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    Papillon (1973) ***
    Planet of the Apes (1968) ****
     
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    Welcome Home (1989)
    Lionheart (1987)
    Yes, Giorgio (1982)
    Sphinx (1981)
    The Boys from Brazil (1978)
    Islands in the Stream (1977)
    Papillon (1973)
    Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
    Patton (1970)
    Planet of the Apes (1968)

    The Double Man (1967)
    The War Lord (1965)
    Ambassador at Large (1964) (TV)
    The Best Man (1964)
    The Stripper (1963)
    World's Greatest Robbery (1962) (TV)
    Cry Vengeance! (1961) (TV)
    The Wicked Scheme of Jebal Deeks (1959) (TV)
    The Scarlet Letter (1950) (TV)


    Bolded films I've seen.


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    [​IMG] 3 years too early. I thought it was pretty strange that the director of Patton had fallen far enough to do a Van Damme movie, but then, John Woo did one. I really liked Lionheart (even saw it in the theater), Cyborg, and Bloodsport back in the day. Even kind of liked the one where he played twins. :b

    When I looked for the date on IMDB the plot summary for Lionheart struck me as very funny:

     
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    Papillon (1973) - 8/10
    Patton (1970) - 7/10
    Planet of the Apes (1968) - 6/10


    I opened this thread thinking "who the hell is Franklin J. Schaffner?" and was surprised to realize he'd directed such high-profile films.
     

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