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BAD FILMS BY GREAT DIRECTORS

 
 
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 2 Dec, 2004 10:10 am
Lightwizard wrote:
Better to consider the Copolla has made at least two turkeys or King Vidor if one is considering movies of the Golden Age.

I thought about adding some turkeys from directors out of Hollywood's "golden age" (e.g. Capra, Wellman, Milestone, Hawks, Ford, Cukor, Curtiz, etc.), but I realized it would be too easy. Directors involved in the studio system usually took whatever projects they were assigned, so it was inevitable that they would get some zircons among the gems.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Thu 2 Dec, 2004 12:09 pm
Correct, Joe -- the Hollywood mill with their directors on staff would churn out so many artistic duds that it made it very difficult for the best directors not to have to prostitute their art. Now, directors are closely associated with their producers and are sometimes one-in-the-same. Only proves there are directors who are street walking in Hollywood.

Just a note on Bertolucci's "1900." Although panned by critics, its user rating on IMDb is quite good:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074084/
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rodbogey
 
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Reply Sat 11 Dec, 2004 03:40 am
The starter asked for a Hitchcock fiasco. Here's one: Topaz. Even the best director has a bad one
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Sat 11 Dec, 2004 10:01 am
Welcome, rodbogey to A2K and, yes, that film and others have been mentioned here as not great Hitchcock. Funny thing, though, that even second rate Hitchcock can be better than so much of the mediocre fare that gets screened at the cineplex these days.
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