Directors Even More Directors Series - Volume Twenty Two - Bruce Beresford

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  1. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Journeyman director with a couple of gems among his output.


    And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003) (TV)
    Evelyn (2002)
    Bride of the Wind (2001)
    ... aka Windsbraut, Die (Austria)
    Double Jeopardy (1999)
    ... aka Doppelmord (Germany)
    ... aka Double condamnation (Canada: French title)
    Sydney: A Story of a City (1999)
    Paradise Road (1997)
    Last Dance (1996)
    Silent Fall (1994)
    A Good Man in Africa (1994)
    Rich in Love (1993)
    Black Robe (1991)
    ... aka Robe noire (Canada: French title)
    Mister Johnson (1990)
    Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
    Her Alibi (1989)
    Aria (1987) (segment "Die tote Stadt")
    Crimes of the Heart (1986)
    The Fringe Dwellers (1986)
    King David (1985)
    Tender Mercies (1983)
    Puberty Blues (1981)
    The Club (1980)
    ... aka David Williamson's The Club (Australia: complete title)
    ... aka Players
    'Breaker' Morant (1980)
    ... aka Breaker Morant (USA)
    Money Movers (1979)
    Blue Fin (1978) (additional footage) (uncredited)
    The Getting of Wisdom (1978)
    Don's Party (1976)
    Side by Side (1975)
    Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974)
    The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)



    Rank 'em, rate 'em, or just say you've never heard of him.
     
  2. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself
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    Evelyn [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Black Robe [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Driving Miss Daisy [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (need to rewatch)
    Aria N/A (don't remember it well enough)
    Crimes of the Heart [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Tender Mercies [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Breaker Morant [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    You're slipping Steve. I actually like one of this guys films.

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    Rank order:

    Double Jeopardy (1999)
    Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
    'Breaker' Morant (1980)
    Tender Mercies (1983)
     
  4. Brook K

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    1. Evelyn - B+ (I don't watch the Bond movies, but Brosnan has done some really good work outside of those, including this one)

    2. Mao's Last Dancer - B+
    3. Driving Miss Daisy - D (a fine movie in its technical aspects and acting, but it presents a racial situation and then papers over any sort of conflict, while then making Daisy an "equal" victim because of her religion)
    4. Double Jeopardy - F (had to look this up to remember that I saw it. I had successfully wiped it from the memory banks.)

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    I keep meaning to see Breaker Morant.
     
  5. JohnRice

    JohnRice Lead Actor

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    And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003) (TV)
    Evelyn (2002)
    Bride of the Wind (2001)
    ... aka Windsbraut, Die (Austria)

    Double Jeopardy (1999) [​IMG][​IMG]1/2 - Interesting, but rather ordinary.

    Sydney: A Story of a City (1999)
    Paradise Road (1997) - I actually have this, but haven't watched it yet.
    Last Dance (1996)
    Silent Fall (1994)
    A Good Man in Africa (1994)
    Rich in Love (1993)
    Black Robe (1991)
    ... aka Robe noire (Canada: French title)
    Mister Johnson (1990)

    Driving Miss Daisy (1989) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    Her Alibi (1989)

    Aria (1987) (segment "Die tote Stadt") [​IMG][​IMG]1/2 - Don't remember which segment this is, but none of it impresses me all that much.

    Crimes of the Heart (1986)
    The Fringe Dwellers (1986)
    King David (1985)
    Tender Mercies (1983)
    Puberty Blues (1981)
    The Club (1980)
    ... aka David Williamson's The Club (Australia: complete title)
    ... aka Players

    'Breaker' Morant (1980) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Money Movers (1979)
    Blue Fin (1978) (additional footage) (uncredited)
    The Getting of Wisdom (1978)
    Don's Party (1976)
    Side by Side (1975)
    Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974)
    The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)
     
  6. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Ah, Brook gives his one good film an F. All is right with the world. [​IMG]
     
  7. Kirk Tsai

    Kirk Tsai Screenwriter

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    1. Driving Miss Daisy
    2. Evelyn
    3. Double Jeopardy (the entire premise is wrong, but better than the recent Judd-in-crisis-thrillers)
     
  8. Jim_K

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    Ratings out of [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    BRUCE BERESFORD (1940 - )


    Mao's Last Dancer (2009)

    The Contract (2006/I)

    Orpheus (2006) (TV)

    And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003)
    Evelyn (2002)
    Bride of the Wind (2001)
    Double Jeopardy (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Sydney: A Story of a City (1999)
    Paradise Road (1997) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last Dance (1996)
    Silent Fall (1994) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A Good Man in Africa (1994) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rich in Love (1993)
    Black Robe (1991) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Mister Johnson (1990)
    Driving Miss Daisy (1989) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Her Alibi (1989)
    Aria (1987) (segment "Die tote Stadt")
    Crimes of the Heart (1986) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Fringe Dwellers (1986)
    King David (1985) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Tender Mercies (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Puberty Blues (1981)
    The Club (1980)
    Breaker Morant (1980) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Money Movers (1979)
    Blue Fin (1978)
    The Getting of Wisdom (1978)
    Don's Party (1976)
    Side by Side (1975)
    Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974)
    The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)
     
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    Crimes of the Heart (1986)
    Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
    Tender Mercies (1983)
    King David (1985) I actually saw this at the theatre. . .:b

    Seen the above, in order of ranking.
     
  10. Bill McA

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    Side by Side (1975)
    Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974)
    The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)

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  11. Mario Gauci

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    Deleted in error; replaced with Post #17.
     
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    'Breaker' Morant (1980) - 7/10
    Driving Miss Daisy (1989) - 5/10
     
  13. Jim_K

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    Updated Master list...............................
     
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    Ranks and ratings on a scale of * to *****:

    1: Driving Miss Daisy (1989) **
    2: Double Jeopardy (1999) *

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    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    This supercedes Post #11 which I deleted in error.


    In order of merit:


    1.Black Robe (1991) ***
    2.Driving Miss Daisy (1989) **1/2
    3.Her Alibi (1989) **1/2
    4.King David (1985) **1/2
    5.Silent Fall (1994) **


    1989 was a generally weak year for movies and that is borne out by the fact that sentimental pap like DRIVING MISS DAISY walks away with 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture. Having said that, I wouldn't mind checking out some of Aussie Beresford's earlier home-ground efforts like DON'S PARTY (1976), THE GETTING OF WISDOM (1978) and, especially, BREAKER MORANT (1980).
     
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  19. Brook K

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    Mao's Last Dancer - B+


    The emotions and dancing are enough to overcome the formulaic biopic plot.
     
  20. Bill McA

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    Mao's Last Dancer (2009)


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