Official "Where Do I Start?" Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by OhTheWater, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. OhTheWater Nov 11, 2016
    (Last edited: Nov 11, 2016)
    OhTheWater

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    Catch all for asking for recs about genres, directors, actors etc.

    I have John Cassavetes's Criterion box set. Where do I start?
     
  2. Morrissey

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    Good thread idea.

    First you should spell his name right; it is Cassavetes. Once you are done, Husbands is a really good introduction.
     
  3. OhTheWater

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    god damnit tetra
     
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  5. molassescookies

    spanning time

    i think killing of a Chinese bookie is also a good start
     
  6. brandon_260

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    Start with his debut or A Woman Under the Influence. Opening Night is the best film in the set though.
     
  7. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Bump.
    Anyone interested in putting together primers of specific genres? (Spaghetti Westerns, French New Wave etc.) I think it'd be a decent place to collect lists for how people can get into certain genres or directors' works.
     
  8. suicidesaints

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    I would find that super useful
     
  9. brandon_260

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    If there's anything specific you want done, I could probably help out.
     
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  10. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    never cursed your name Prestigious

    Need to get into Billy Wilder

    Also La La Land and Debbie Reynolds passing has gotten me to want to check out some old Hollywood musicals
     
  11. brandon_260

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    Have you seen any Wilder? Sunset Boulevard is my absolute favorite. Some Like It Hot and The Apartment are obvious choices. Double Indemnity and The Lost Weekend are a great pair of noirs.
     
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  12. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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    I haven't somehow, thanks
     
  13. jjnunn118

    Signal Vs. Noise Prestigious

    Never seen a Wes Anderson film, should probably change that
     
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  14. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    The Apartment and Sabrina are his masterpieces.

    He was very good with drama (Double Indeminty, The Lost Weekend, Ace in the Hole, Sunset Boulevard), but other people did drama as well as he did. His particular brand of dramatic comedy, however, is so beautifully his own.
     
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  15. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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    Start with Royal Tenenbaums
     
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  16. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    never cursed your name Prestigious

    Knew I could count on you for this one
     
  17. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Hah he's definitely one of my favorite directors. I've only seen 15 of his, but I think I have most of his major stuff.
     
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  18. suicidesaints

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    Rushmore after RT
     
  19. johnnyferris

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    Bump

    Serious question: where does one start with Self Defense Family/End of a Year?
     
  20. brandon_260

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    Think you're better off in the music forum for this one.
     
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