What We've Watched

Monday Movie Madness:

Monday July 16th we saw  I Know Where I'm Going,
July 23th,  The 39 Steps,
July 30th,  It Happened One Night,
August 6th,  Dr. Strangelove,
August 13th,  Kind Hearts and Coronets,
August 20th,  Chinatown,
August 27th,  Murmur of the Heart,
September 3rd,  The Seven Year Itch,
September 10th,  Grand Illusion,
September 17th,  The Lady Vanishes,
September 24th,  Autumn Tale,
October 1st,  The Wild Child,
October 8th,  A Summer's Tale,
October 15th,  The Discreet Charm of the Bourgoisie,
October 22th,  Some Like It Hot,
October 29th,  Dersu Uzala,
November 5th,  Love on the Run,
November 12th,  The Big Sleep,
November 19th, The Maltese Falcon,
November 26th, Casablanca,
December 3rd, Notorious,
December 10th, North by Northwest,
December 17th, Good Morning, Japanese,
December 24th, None.  It was Christmas Eve,
December 31st, My Fair Lady on New Year's Eve,

Monday Jan. 7th we saw Yojimbo,
Jan. 14th, Rififi,
Jan. 21st, Topkapi (1965),
Jan. 28th, His Girl Friday,
Feb. 4th, Groundhog Day, and
Feb. 11th, Le Million,
Feb. 17th, Everyone Says I Love You
Feb. 24th, Belle de Jour (1996), dir. Buñuel
Mar. 4th,  Dekalog VII, dir. Kieslovsky "Thou shalt not steal."
Mar. 11th, Tom Jones
Mar. 18th, An Autumn Tale, dir. Rohmer
Mar. 25th,  Dekalog I, dir. Kieslovsky "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."
April 1st, The Three Musketeers,
April 8th, A Tale of Winter, dir. Rohmer,
April 15th, The Road Home, (1999) dir. Yimou Zhang,
April 22nd, The Man Who Would Be King (1975),
April 29th, Dekalog II, d. Kieslovsky "Thou shalt not bow down to any graven image."
May 6th, Nights of Cabiria,
May 13th, none (We went to an MIT panel on Copenhagen),
May 20th, The Wizard of Speed and Time, dir. Mike Jittlov,
May 27th, none (Connie's wedding),
June 6th, The Heartbreak Kid (1972), dir. Elaine May (several thought it embarrassingly dreadful, but David said, "interesting as a parable of failed assimilation. Lita liked it."),
June 10th, On Approval,
June 17th, Claire's Knee, (1972) dir. Eric Rohmer
June 24th, The Godfather,
July 1st Dekalog III, d. Kieslovsky "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord in vain,"
July 8th, Seems Like Old Times (1980), Screenplay by Neil Simon,
July 15th, Topsy Turvy (1999) about Gilbert and Sullivan
July 22th Shakespeare in Love (1999)
July 29th, Citizen Kane (1941),
Aug. 5th, Annie Hall (1977), dir. Woody Allen.
Aug. 12th, Dekalog IV, d. Kieslovsky "Honor thy father,"
Aug. 20th, The Godfather II (1974), dir. Coppola.
Sept. 3rd, The Scent of Green Papaya (Mui du du xanh) (1993), Vietnamese,
Sept. 10th, Vertigo (1958), dir. Hitchcock,

Sept. 17th, Rashomon (1950), dir. Kurosawa,
Sept. 21st, Children of Heaven (1997), Iranian dir. Majidi.

The Saturday Night Movies:

November 17th,  Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,
November 21st, What's Cooking? on Thanksgiving eve,
November 24th, Night of the Hunter,
December 1st, State and Main,
December 8th, You can Count on Me,
December 15th, House of Mirth,
December 22nd, Pygmalion,
December 29th, Out of Sight,
December 31st, My Fair Lady on New Year's Eve,

January 12th, we watched Blood Simple,
January 19th,Memento,
January 26th, StartUp.com,
Febuary 2nd, Pollock,
Febuary 9th, The Graduate,
Febuary 16th, Flirting with Disaster,
February 23rd, Quills,
March 2nd, Ma Saison Preferee (1993)
March 9th,  Butterfly (1999), Spanish,
March 16th, none,
March 24th, Into the Arms of Strangers,
March 30th, Almost Famous  (2000),
April 6th, Mississippi Burning (1988),
April 13th, Croupier(1998),
April 20th and April 27th, none,
May 4th, Nixon (1995), dir. Oliver Stone, with Anthony Hopkins,
May 11th, Say Anything,
May 18th, Mother,
May 25th and June 1st, none,
June 8th, Dreamlife of Angels,
June 15th, Thirteen Days (2000), dir. Roger Donaldson,
June 23rd, Mona Lisa (1986),
June 29th, Une Liaison Pornographique (An Affair of Love )(1999),
July 5th, Dr T and the Women (2000),
July 6th,  Best in Show (2000),
July 13th,  Waking Life (2001)
July 20th, A Beautiful Mind (2001)
July 27th Mulholland Drive (2001),
August 3rd, None,
August 10th, None, Katrina's wedding.
August 17th, None, To Lenox, Shakespeare and Co.
Aug. 24th Moby Dick (1956), dir. John Huston.
Aug. 31st There's Something about Mary (1998),
Sept. 7th Gosford Park (2001),
Sept. 14th, The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999), Helen Mirren very convincing as Ayn,
Sept. 18th, a Wednesday, Matewan (1987), dir. John Sayles,
Sept. 21st, Pixote: A Lei do Mais (1981), Brazilian.

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The Friday Night Opera:


Aug. 2nd we listened and watched a DVD of La Traviata, Verdi (1853), Dir. Zeffirelli, Condr. Levine.
Aug. 9th, Parsifal (1982), Wagner (1882), Condr. Valery Gergiev, narrated by Plácido Domingo, excerpts from Parsifal concert at Ravello, history of the grail tradition, and background in which Wagner wrote the opera.
Aug. 15th, Turandot at the Forbidden City of Beijing, Dir. Zhang, Condr. Mehta.
Sept. 6th, Cosi Fan Tutte (1989), Mozart (1790), Condr. Riccardo Muti,

Sept. 13th, Don Giovanni (1987), Mozart (1787), condr. von Karajan,
Sept. 19th, 1st two acts of Le Nozze di Figaro Mozart (1786), condr. Olmi (1994).

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