Monday Movie Madness
Sept. 30th, Children of Heaven (1997), Iranian dir. Majidi,
Sept. 23rd, Dekalog VII, d. Kieslovsky "Thou shalt not commit adultery",
Sept. 16th, Rashomon (1950), dir. Kurosawa,
Sept. 9th, Vertigo (1958), dir. Hitchcock,
Sept. 3rd, a Tuesday, The Scent of Green Papaya (Mui du du xanh) (1993), Vietnamese,
Aug. 20th, The Godfather II (1974), dir. Coppola.
Aug. 12th, Dekalog IV, d. Kieslovsky "Honor thy father,"
Aug. 5th, Annie Hall (1977), dir. Woody Allen.
July 29th, Citizen Kane (1941),
July 22th Shakespeare in Love (1999)
July 15th, Topsy Turvy (1999) about Gilbert and Sullivan
July 8th, Seems Like Old Times (1980), Screenplay by Neil Simon,
July 1st Dekalog III, d. Kieslovsky "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord in vain,"
June 24th, The Godfather,
June 17th, Claire's Knee, (1972) dir. Eric Rohmer
June 10th, On Approval,
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."),
May 27th, none (Connie's wedding),
May 20th, The Wizard of Speed and Time, dir. Mike Jittlov,
May 13th, none (We went to an MIT panel on Copenhagen),
May 6th, Nights of Cabiria,
April 29th, Dekalog II, d. Kieslovsky "Thou shalt not bow down to any graven image."
April 22nd, The Man Who Would Be King (1975),
April 15th, The Road Home, (1999) dir. Yimou Zhang,
April 8th, A Tale of Winter, dir. Rohmer,
April 1st, The Three Musketeers,
Mar. 25th, Dekalog I, dir. Kieslovsky "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."
Mar. 18th, An Autumn Tale, dir. Rohmer
Mar. 11th, Tom Jones
Mar. 4th, Dekalog VII, dir. Kieslovsky "Thou shalt not steal."
Feb. 24th, Belle de Jour (1996), dir. Buñuel
Feb. 17th, Everyone Says I Love You
Feb. 11th, Le Million,
Feb. 4th, Groundhog Day, and
Jan. 28th, His Girl Friday,
Jan. 21st, Topkapi (1965),
Jan. 14th, Rififi,
Jan. 7th we saw Yojimbo,
On December 31st, New Year's Eve, we saw, My Fair Lady,
December 24th, None. It was Christmas Eve.
December 17th, Good Morning, Japanese,
December 10th, North by Northwest,
December 3rd, Notorious,
November 26th, Casablanca,
November 19th, The Maltese Falcon,
November 12th, The Big Sleep,
November 5th, Love on the Run,
October 29th, Dersu Uzala,
October 22th, Some Like It Hot,
October 15th, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgoisie,
October 8th, A Summer's Tale,
October 1st, The Wild Child,
September 24th, Autumn Tale,
September 17th, The Lady Vanishes,
September 10th, Grand Illusion,
September 3rd, The Seven Year Itch,
August 27th, Murmur of the Heart,
August 20th, Chinatown,
August 13th, Kind Hearts and Coronets,
August 6th, Dr. Strangelove,
July 30th, It Happened One Night,
July 23th, The 39 Steps,
July 16th, I Know Where I'm Going.
The Saturday Night Movies:
September 21st, Pixote: A Lei do Mais (1981), Brazilian.
September 18th, a Wednesday, Matewan (1987), dir. John Sayles,
September 14th, The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999), Helen Mirren very convincing as Ayn,
September 7th Gosford Park (2001),
August 31st There's Something about Mary (1998),
August 24th Moby Dick (1956), dir. John Huston.
August 17th, None, To Lenox, Shakespeare and Co.
August 10th, None, Katrina's wedding.
August 3rd, None,
July 27th Mulholland Drive (2001),
July 20th, A Beautiful Mind (2001)
July 13th, Waking Life (2001)
July 6th, Best in Show (2000),
July 5th, Dr T and the Women (2000),
June 29th, Une Liaison Pornographique (An Affair of Love )(1999),
June 23rd, Mona Lisa (1986),
June 15th, Thirteen Days (2000), dir. Roger Donaldson,
June 8th, Dreamlife of Angels,
May 25th and June 1st, none,
May 18th, Mother,
May 11th, Say Anything,
May 4th, Nixon (1995), dir. Oliver Stone, with Anthony Hopkins,
April 20th and April 27th, none,
April 13th, Croupier(1998),
April 6th, Mississippi Burning (1988),
March 30th, Almost Famous (2000),
March 24th, Into the Arms of Strangers,
March 16th, none,
March 9th, Butterfly (1999), Spanish,
March 2nd, Ma Saison Preferee (1993)
February 23rd, Quills,
Febuary 16th, Flirting with Disaster,
Febuary 9th, The Graduate,
Febuary 2nd, Pollock,
January 26th, StartUp.com,
January 19th, Memento,
January 12th, Blood Simple.
December 31st, My Fair Lady on New Year's Eve,
December 29th, Out of Sight,
December 22nd, Pygmalion,
December 15th, House of Mirth,
December 8th, You can Count on Me,
December 1st, State and Main,
November 24th, Night of the Hunter,
November 21st, What's Cooking? on Thanksgiving eve,
November 17th, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,
The Friday Night Opera:
2002 (all DVDs)
Sept. 27th, last two acts of Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart (1786), condr. Olmi (1994).
Sept. 20th, 1st two acts of Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart (1786), condr. Olmi (1994).
Sept. 13th, Don Giovanni (1987), Mozart (1787), condr. von Karajan,
Sept. 6th, Cosi Fan Tutte (1989), Mozart (1790), Condr. Riccardo Muti,
Aug. 15th, Turandot at the Forbidden City of Beijing, Dir. Zhang, Condr. Mehta.
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. 2nd, La Traviata, Verdi (1853), Dir. Zeffirelli, Condr. Levine.
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