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Ed Aycock
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Posted: 26 June 2019 at 9:26am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Could be a once famous film that hasn't come up with the times or anything else.

- "Wanda" (1970) written and directed by Barbara Loden, actress and wife of Elia Kazan, this small film is impressive about a lost woman.

- "Vivre Sa Vie" (1963)- French New Wave film about a lost woman.

I kinda sense a theme here. Your turn.
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Andhadhun (2018)

You should be able to find this on Netflix. Lots of twists and dark humour. 
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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962)



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I'll go with 'Rock and Rule' and 'Twice Upon a Time' - two lost animation classics (and I don't throw that term around lightly) from the early 80's that suffered essentially the same fate - the studio/distribution deals fell apart after production was completed, and then both got dumped onto HBO for a month or two.  'Rock and Rule' did end up getting an excellent DVD release, but I don't think there's ever been an official release of 'Twice Upon a Time' beyond a short VHS run sometime in the 90s.
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Ed: I loooooove "Vivre Sa Vie." This may be my favorite three minutes in cinema

Speaking of Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina dancing, this (from Band of Outsiders (1964)) may be my favorite four minutes

Another French favorite is L'eau froide (1994), a teen drama directed by Olivier Assayas for television, which was released in a Criterion edition last year after more than 20 years out of print. 
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Rock and Rule is great. 


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I may be leaning a little heavily on the 'relatively' bit, because mine are all well-regarded and well known at one time, though I suspect not familiar to a large majority of contemporary viewers:

Dead of Night (1945)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Glengarry Glenn Ross (1992)
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The first one that sprang to mind for me was NIGHT OF THE DEMON (1957).

Surprisingly intelligent supernatural thriller for the period, and my favorite "horror" film of the '50s.



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MR. LUCKY, with Cary Grant and Laraine Day, never gets a mention with the other films of its time.
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The Lost Weekend (1945) with Ray Milland and Jane Wyman.
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It surprises me how few people have seen MACBETH (1971) starring Jon Finch and Francesca Annis. My favorite Shakespeare movie by far, Finch owns the part of Macbeth, and Annis as Lady Macbeth is stunning. 

Jon Finch only played the lead in a handful of movies, Hitchcock's Frenzy for one, he was also cast as Kane in Alien but had to step aside due to illness. 
Francesca Annis, also played the role of Lady Jessica in Dune (1984)
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That's a great version, Cory. While some schools of criticism would have you watch it separate from any knowledge of the filmmaker Polanski, it's hard to separate the visual horrors as depicted in the slaughter of Macduff's family from the knowledge of the Manson murders that took place so close to this film. (Also a fan of "Frenzy.")
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