Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

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Finch
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1626 Post by Finch » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:37 pm

4k resto upgrade of Trouble in Paradise (I wish!)

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1627 Post by JakeStewart » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:47 pm

War and Peace
Swing Time
The Lusty Men
La Guerre est Finie
Pixote

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1628 Post by Bressonaire » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:13 pm

Ha, ha!! Frau Blucher and Movielocke, you slay me! Since it was suggested last month, before I could respond, that I am the (I thought mythical) Jon Mulvaney, I’ve done some soul-searching, and I’ve concluded that I read Criterion’s Instagram and Twitter threads too closely as well as scrutinize the New Year’s clue too much, and probably even mull over patterns in the announcements to an unhealthy degree. So this month I just have three guesses, and I’ll give you my reasons beforehand. Someone with a sharp eye observed a while back that Criterion is running through the New Year's Day clues quickly. That seems right, and that clue has two musicals, Swing Time and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Now, what is Criterion’s history with musicals? They've pretty much ignored them. Box sets of Lubitsch and Demy; Threepenny Opera; and The Lure. All released far apart. For two to come along at the same time is extraordinary. I think they'll be released together, twinned as classic Hollywood musical/modern rock musical. My third choice is a Bergman upgrade, which I’ve guessed at before (Movielocke: I’ve been wrong on Bergman releases several times, in addition to The Gospel According to St. Matthew :oops: ). But the pattern since the Bergman box set announcement has been an upgrade almost every other month—the last ones came in December, February and March. Yet there were none announced for April or May, so the long stretch tells me a Bergman is likely. The rest of June is anybody's guess, so if I'm right about these, I'll still be only half right.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1629 Post by domino harvey » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:19 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:50 pm
domino harvey wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:10 pm
Come and See
King Lear
Klute
Koker Trilogy
Written on the Wind upgrade
+ Hedwig

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1630 Post by Omensetter » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:54 pm


Polyester
Clueless
Europa Europa
The Hour of the Wolf
War and Peace
Taste of Cherry

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Clarence
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1631 Post by Clarence » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:04 am

  • The Baker's Wife
  • La Strada
  • Until the End of the World
  • Minbo
  • The Cranes Are Flying
  • The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1632 Post by Close The Door, Raymond » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:02 pm

All About My Mother
An Angel at My Table
Happy Together
Klute
Polyester
War and Peace

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1633 Post by John Cope » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:34 pm

Koker Trilogy, please.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1634 Post by domino harvey » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:38 pm

Considering it was supposed to come out in March, I wonder if it got folded into the rumored complete works box in the wake of the Bergman success

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1635 Post by domino harvey » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:14 pm

Bressonaire wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:13 pm
Ha, ha!! Frau Blucher and Movielocke, you slay me! Since it was suggested last month, before I could respond, that I am the (I thought mythical) Jon Mulvaney, I’ve done some soul-searching, and I’ve concluded that I read Criterion’s Instagram and Twitter threads too closely as well as scrutinize the New Year’s clue too much, and probably even mull over patterns in the announcements to an unhealthy degree. So this month I just have three guesses, and I’ll give you my reasons beforehand. Someone with a sharp eye observed a while back that Criterion is running through the New Year's Day clues quickly. That seems right, and that clue has two musicals, Swing Time and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Now, what is Criterion’s history with musicals? They've pretty much ignored them. Box sets of Lubitsch and Demy; Threepenny Opera; and The Lure. All released far apart. For two to come along at the same time is extraordinary. I think they'll be released together, twinned as classic Hollywood musical/modern rock musical. My third choice is a Bergman upgrade, which I’ve guessed at before (Movielocke: I’ve been wrong on Bergman releases several times, in addition to The Gospel According to St. Matthew :oops: ). But the pattern since the Bergman box set announcement has been an upgrade almost every other month—the last ones came in December, February and March. Yet there were none announced for April or May, so the long stretch tells me a Bergman is likely. The rest of June is anybody's guess, so if I'm right about these, I'll still be only half right.
He did it again

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1636 Post by KJones77 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:18 pm

I think we should block everyone else from posting in this thread and only allow Bressonaire to guess.

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Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1637 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:23 pm

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1638 Post by domino harvey » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:41 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:10 pm
Come and See
King Lear
Klute
Written on the Wind upgrade
+ Bengal Partition Trilogy

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1639 Post by yoloswegmaster » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:45 pm

Bengal Partition Trilogy
Bringing Up Baby
The Cameraman
Bamboozled
Irma Vep
Do The Right Thing (upgrade)
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1640 Post by soundchaser » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:46 pm

Klute
The Baker’s Wife
Bamboozled
The Cloud-Capped Star (skeptical it’ll be the whole trilogy)
Do The Right Thing (upgrade)

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1641 Post by Luke M » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:06 pm

Do the Right Thing
Come and See
Klute
Clueless
Cluny Brown

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1642 Post by KJones77 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:29 pm

Bamboozled
All My Good Countrymen
Klute
Dersu Uzala
Do the Right Thing (upgrade)
An Angel at My Table (upgrade)

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Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1643 Post by movielocke » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:11 pm

(Whoops edited instead of copied!)
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1644 Post by DeprongMori » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:13 pm

* Bamboozled
* Baron Munchausen
* Irma Vep
* Bengal Partition Trilogy (Cloud-Capped Star)
* Do the Right Thing (upgrade)
* Chungking Express (upgrade)

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Clarence
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1645 Post by Clarence » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:25 pm

  • Do the Right Thing (upgrade)
  • The Baker’s Wife
  • 4 Films by Agnes Varda (upgrade)
  • Minbo
  • After-Life
  • The Cameraman

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1646 Post by Blutarsky » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:26 pm

Do The Right Thing (upgrade)

Robinson Crusoe

The Baker’s Wife

The Cameraman

Random Upgrade/re-entry: Either Army Of Shadows, Z, Une Femme Est Une Femme or Viridiana.

Wishful thinking: Olympia stand alone

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1647 Post by dwk » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:33 pm

Do The Right Thing
Koker Trilogy
Mean Streets
1984
Klute

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1648 Post by Robespierre » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:35 pm

Whatever Bressonaire says.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1649 Post by criterionsnob » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:39 pm

984: Four by Jia Zhangke
- 985: Xiao Wu
- 986: Platform
- 987: Unknown Pleasures
- 988: The World

989: Three by Leigh
- 990: High Hopes
- 991: Secrets & Lies
- 992: Career Girls

993: Claire Denis, Volume 1
- 994: Chocolat
- 995: No Fear, No Die
- 996: I Can't Sleep
- 997: US Go Home
- 998: Nenette and Boni
- 999: Beau Travail

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1650 Post by Toby Dammit » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:16 pm

I pray for a total surprise this month:
Pasolini's Teorema

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Koker Trilogy
Baron Munchausen
Klute
Polyester

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