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Films I Viewed in 2022

(SB)=seen before

All films not made in English were viewed in the original language with English subtitles unless otherwise specified.

I am not subscribed to any streaming service, and the majority of my viewing has been on DVD. I generally do not specify unless the presentation is somehow compromised.

1/1 – Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (Arthur Rankin, Jr.; Jules Bass, 1976) 7 (SB)
1/2 – Once Upon a Time: Hyperion Heights (Ralph Hemecker, 2017) 8
“….. – Once Upon a Time: A Pirate’s Life (Tara Nicole Weyr, 2017) 9
“….. – Once Upon a Time: The Garden of Forking Paths (Ron Underwood, 2017) 9
1/3 – The Martin Scorsese Presentation of Pursued
“….. – Pursued (Raoul Walsh, 1947) 8
1/4 –
1/6 – The Little Drummer Boy (Arthur Rankin, Jr.; Jules Bass, 1968) 7
1/7 – Once Upon a Time: Beauty (Mick Garris, 2017) 9
“….. – Once Upon a Time: Greenbacks (Geoffrey Hildrew, 2017) 9
“….. – Once Upon a Time: Wake Up Call (Sharat Raju, 2017) 9
1/9 – Mulan (Niki Caro, 2020) 8
1/10 – Once Upon a Time: Eloise Gardener (Alex Kalymnios, 2017) 10
1/13 – Once Upon a Time: Pretty in Blue (Ralph Hemecker, 2017) 10
“….. – Once Upon a Time: One Little Tear (Steve Pearlman, 2017) 9
1/15 – Ghost Warrior/Swordkill ([J.] Larry Carroll, 1984) 5
1/16 – Come Away (Brenda Chapman, 2020) 10
1/17 – Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014) 10 (SB)
1/19 – Once Upon a Time: The Eighth Witch (Ralph Hemecker, 2017) 10
1/20 – Le Professionnel/The Professional (Georges Lautner, 1981) 7
1/23 – Once Upon a Time: Secret Garden (Mick Garris, 2018) 10
“….. – Once Upon a Time: A Taste of the Heights (Nina Lopez-Corrado, 2018) 9
“….. – Once Upon a Time: Knightfall (Steve Miner, 2018) 10
“….. – Once Upon a Time: The Girl in the Tower (Antonio Negret, 2018) 10
“….. – Once Upon a Time: Sisterhood (Ellen S. Pressman, 2018) 10
1/24 – Le Professionel [ audio commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson (2019) ] [to 1:15:12]
1/25 – Le Professionel [ audio commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson (2019) ] [conclusion]
“….. – Once Upon a Time: Breadcrumbs (Ron Underwood, 2018) 8
1/26 – Once Upon a Time: Chosen (Lana Parilla, 2018) 9
“….. – Once Upon a Time: The Guardian (Geoffrey Hildrew, 2018) 10
1/27 – Restoring the Puppets of Rudolph (2018) 7
“….. – Re-Imagining Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in 4-D: Behind the Scenes (2018) 6
1/28 – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer [in 4-D] (Chel White, 2016) 6
“….. – T.E.A.M. Rudolph and the Reindeer Games (Joe Troiano, 2018) 6
1/29 – The Bed Sitting Room (Richard Lester, 1969) 9
1/31 – London Road (Rufus Norris, 2015) 9

2/1 – London Road: Behind the Scenes (BBC, 2016) 7
“….. – Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931) 9 Review
2/2 – Sneakers (Phil Alden Robinson, 1992) 9
2/3 – Land of the Dead (George A. Romero, 2005) 9 [unrated director’s cut]
2/5 – The Making of Sneakers (J.M. Kenny, 2000) 7
2/6 – The Devil’s Cabaret (Nick Grindé, 1930) 6
“….. – Red-Headed Baby (Rudolf Ising, 1931) 5
2/7 – Once Upon a Time: Flower Child (Tessa Blake, 2018) 9
2/8 – Once Upon a Time: Is This Henry Mills? (Ron Underwood, 2018) 10
“….. – Sneakers [ audio commentary with writer/director Phil Alden Robinson, writer Lawrence Lasker and writer Walter Parkes ]
“….. – Once Upon a Time: Homecoming (Steve Pearlman, 2018) 10
2/9 – Once Upon a Time: Leaving Storybrooke (Ralph Hemecker, 2018) 10
“….. – Little Corey Gorey (William Morroni [Bill Morroni], 1993) 5
2/10 – The Making of a Film About a Bunch of People in Virgil Texas/The Making of True Stories (Kim Hendrickson, 2018) 8
2/12 – Heartless: The Story of the Tinman (Brandon McCormick, 2010) 9 [choppy presentation over Zoom]
2/13 – Real Life (Pamela Yates, Newton Thomas Sigel, 1986) 9
2/14 – True Stories Deleted Scenes
2/15 – A Day in Virgil, Texas 30 Years Later/No Time to Look Back (Bill Ross, Turner Ross, 2018) 8
“….. – Tibor Kalman (Kim Hendrickson, 2018) 8
“….. – Kedi (Ceyda Torun, 2016) 9
2/16 – Wonder Woman (Patty Jenkins, 2017) 9
2/17 – Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope (Sean Schiavolin, 2022) 6
“….. – Mad Love (Antonia Bird, 1995) 7
2/20 – Behind the Movement (Aric Avelino, 2018) 9
2/21 – The Long Walk Home (Richard Pearce, 1990) 8 [“full screen”]
2/22 – La belle captive [Beautiful Prisoner] (Alain Robbe-Grillet, 1983) 10
2/27 – Kedi [ audio commentary with director Ceyda Torun, producer/cinematographer Charlie Wuppermann, and editor Mo Stoebe ]
“….. – Making of Kedi
“….. – Kedi Deleted Scenes
“….. – Kedi Extended & Outtake Scenes featuring Bülent Üstün, Elif Nurşad Atalay, Mine Söğüt, Özlem Öğüt, Serra Müdderrisoğlu, Çiğdem Maner, Erk Acarer, Yamaç Korfalı, Kevser Üstündağ

3/1 – There’s an App for That? (Bree Mills, 2019) 6
“….. – The Raging Moon (Bryan Forbes, 1971) 8
3/2 – Correction Please, or How We Got Into Pictures (Noël Burch, 1979) 9
3/3 – The Raging Moon [ audio commentary by Film Historian and Filmmaker Daniel Kremer (2020) ]
3/5 – The Baron of Arizona (Samuel Fuller, 1950) 10
3/7 – Strefa nagosci/Nude Area (Urszula Antoniak, 2014) 9
3/8 – Land of the Dead [ audio commentary with director George Romero, producer Peter Grunwald and editor Michael Doherty ]
“….. – Undead Again: The Making of Land of the Dead (Jim Bacon, Michael Meadows, 2005) 7
“….. – A Day with the Living Dead (Jim Bacon, Michael Meadows, 2005) 8
“….. – Bringing the Dead to Life (Jim Bacon, Michael Meadows, 2005) 8
“….. – The Remaining Bits [deleted scenes from Land of the Dead]
“….. – When Shaun Met George (Daniel Medford, 2005) 8
“….. – Scenes of Carnage (2005)
“….. – Zombie Effects: From Green Screen to Finished Scene (2005)
“….. – Storyboards and Final Scenes/Bringing the Storyboards to Life (2005)
“….. – Scream Tests: Zombie Casting Call (2005) 7
3/12 – Naboer/Neighbours/Next Door (Pål Sletaune, 2005) 9
3/13 – Naboer: Bak Kulissene/”Next Door” Behind the Scenes (4½, 2005) 7
“….. – Møte Med Naboene/Meet the People Next Door (4½, 2005) 7
“….. – Mentale Rom/Rooms of the Mind (4½, 2005) 7
“….. – Under Capricorn (Alfred Hitchcock, 1949) 8
3/14 – My Brilliant Career (Gill Armstrong [Gillian Armstrong], 1979) 9
3/15 – Under Capricorn [ audio commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger (2018) (to 37:11) ]
3/16 – Under Capricorn [ audio commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger (2018) (conclusion) ]
“….. – The Wolverine (James Mangold, 2013) 8
3/17- The Wolverine: Path of a Ronin/The Path of a Ronin — Inspiration: A Ronin’s Journey (Mob Scene Creative Productions, 2013) 7
“….. – Hitchcock/Truffaut/Under Capricorn (1962 audio recording)
“….. – Kino der Zeichen: Claude Chabrol über Alfred Hitchcock/A Cinema of Signs: Claude Chabrol on Alfred Hitchcock (Robert Fischer, 2006) 7
“….. – Luna (Dave McKean, 2014) 9
3/19 – Mad Love (Antonia Bird) [ audio commentary by Entertainment Journalist and Author Bryan Reesman ]
“….. – The Ladykillers (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 2004) 10
3/20 – My Brilliant Career [ audio commentary by director Gillian Armstrong (2009) ]
“….. – Slapstick Studio: Great Gizmo (Dan Smith, 1982) 7 [damaged EP VHS–supposed to be second of two episodes but had no slack]
3/22 – Lunacy: A Film Timeline (Dave McKean, 2015) 9
“….. – Luna [ audio commentary by writer/director/designer/composer Dave McKean ]
“….. – Deadline – U.S.A. (Richard Brooks, 1952) 8
3/23 – Deadline – U.S.A. [ audio commentary by Film Historian Eddie Muller ]
3/24 – Gillian Armstrong (Kate Elmore, 2019) 8
“….. – One Hundred a Day (Gill Armstrong [Gillian Armstrong], 1973) 10
“….. – My Brilliant Career: Luciana Arrighi (Kate Elmore, 2019) 9
“….. – Ciné regards: Hollywood U.S.A. en Australie: Judy Davis, une emission de Catherine Laporte-Coolen (Michel Minaud, 1980) 9
“….. – Savage Messiah: The Story of a Young French Art Student and the Lonely Polish Woman He Met in Paris Just Before the First World War (Ken Russell, 1972) 9
3/25 – Democrazy (Michael Legge, 2005) 7
3/27 – The 94th Annual Academy Awards (Glenn Weiss, 2022) 6
3/29 – Widows (Steve McQueen, 2018) [compromised charter bus viewing, fell asleep during part (woke up at 4 AM to be on the bus); disc was dirty and got turned off before it was over]
3/30 – Henry V (Kenneth Branagh, 1989) 10
3/31 – As You Like It (Kenneth Branagh, 2006) 9

4/4 – Iguana (Monte Hellman, 1988) 7
4/5 – As You Like It: From Page to Screen with Kenneth Branagh (HBO Films, 2006) 7
“….. – Black Magic (Gregory Ratoff, 1949) 9
4/6 – What Makes Stop Motion Go (DG Entertainment, 2009) 7
“…. – Histoire(s) du Cinéma: Fatale beauté/History of Cinema: Fatal Beauty (Jean-Luc Godard, 1989) 9
4/8 – Jack of All Trades: Return of the Dragoon (Josh Becker, 2000) 8
“….. – Jack of All Trades: Sex and the Single Spy (Charlie Haskell, 2000) 8
4/10 – Jack the Giant Killer (Nathan Juran, 1962) 8
4/11 – La Nuit americaine/Day for Night (François Truffaut, 1973) 9
4/16 – The Last Performance/De tolv Klinger./The Twelve Swords (Paul Fejos [Pál Fejös], 1929) 9 [Danish intertitles with English subtitles]
4/20 – Jack of All Trades: The Floundering Father (Chris Graves, 2000) 6
“….. – Jack of All Trades: Once You Go Jack… (Charlie Haskell, 2000) 8
4/25 – मेरी प्यारी बिंदु/Meri Pyaari Bindu/My Sweet Point/My Sweet Bindu (Akshay Roy, 2017) 9
4/27 – Jack of All Trades: The People’s Dragoon (Josh Becker, 2000) 9
“….. – Jack of All Trades: Raging Bully (Charlie Haskell, 2000) 9
4/28 – Jack of All Trades: Daddy Dearest (Chris Graves, 2000) 9
“….. – Jack of All Trades: One Wedding and an Execution (Charlie Haskell, 2000) 7
“….. – Jack of All Trades: Croque for a Day (Wayne Rose, 2000) 8
“….. – Jack of All Trades: Dead Woman Walking (John Laing, 2000) 9
“….. – Jack of All Trades: Love Potion #10 (John Laing, 2000) 9
“….. – Jack of All Trades: Up the Creek (Chris Graves, 2000) 8
“….. – Jack of All Trades: X Marquis the Spot (Eric Gruendemann, 2000) 9
4/29 – Jack of All Trades: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Opera (Chris Graves, 2000) 9
4/30 – Jack of All Trades: A Horse of a Different Color (Charlie Haskell, 2000) 8
“….. – Jack of All Trades: Shark Bait (Eric Gruendemann, 2000) 9

5/1 – Jack of All Trades: Monkey Business (Chris Graves, 2000) 8
5/2 – Jack of All Trades: The Morning After (Michael Hurst, 2000) 9
5/3 – Jack of All Trades: Croquey in the Pokey (Chris Graves, 2000) 9
“….. – Jack of All Trades: One, Two, Three: Give Me Lady Liberty (Michael Hurst, 2000) 10
“….. – Jack of All Trades: Hamnesia (Wayne Rose, 2000) 9
“….. – Jack of All Trades: Seventy Brides for One Brother (Charlie Haskell, 2000) 9
“….. – Heller in Pink Tights (George Cukor, 1960) 9
5/5 – A Ghost Story (David Lowery, 2017) 10
5/6 – A Composer’s Story (Patrick Kuiper, 2017) 7
“….. – A Ghost Story and The Inevitable Passing ot Time (Trailer Park Content, 2017) 9
5/9 – A Ghost Story [ Audio Commentary with Director David Lowery, Cinematographer Andrew Droz Palermo, Production Designer Jade Healy and Composer Daniel Hart ]
5/10 – Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin music video (2017) [in Hindi with no subtitles]
“….. – Meet Bindu & Abhimanyu: Making of Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin (2017) [in Hindi and English with no subtitles]
“….. – Haareya music video (2017) [in Hindi with no subtitles]
“….. – Meet Bindu & Abhimanyu: Making of Ye Jawaani Teri (2017) [in Hindi and English with no subtitles]
“….. – Meri Pyaari Bindu Teaser, Theatrical Trailer, and Chapters 1-5 trailers (2017) [in Hindi and English with no subtitles]
“….. – Dreams of Cinema (:: kogonada, 2015) 9
5/11 – Dudley Andrew on Truffaut and Godard (Issa Clubb, 2015) 7
“….. – Day for Night: An Appreciation by Annette Insdorf (Laurent Bouzereau, 2003) 7
“….. – Truffaut: A View from the Inside (Professional Films/Robbins Nest Productions, 1973) 8
“….. – Pour le Cinéma François Truffaut Interview May 4, 1973 (Pierre Mignot, 1973) 8
“….. – Raymond Tortora interviews François Truffaut at Cannes on Day for Night May 20, 1973 (1973) 7
“….. Pierre-William Glenn (Issa Clubb, 2015) 7
5/12 –Day for Night: A Conversation with Jaqueline Bisset (Laurent Bouzereau, 2003) 7
“….. – Le dernier des cinq: Jean-Pierre Aumont interview May 27, 1973 (Colette Thiriet, 1973) 7
“….. – La Nuit Americaine: The French Connection: Nathalie Baye: “Joëlle, The Continuity Girl” (2003) 7
“….. – La Nuit Americaine: The French Connection: Bernard Menez: “Bernard, The Propman” (2003) 7
“….. – La Nuit Americaine: The French Connection: DaniL “Lilliane, The Intern” (2003) 7
5/13 – La Nuit Americaine: The French Connection: Yann Dedet: Editor of Day for Night (Laurent Bouzereau, 2003) 7 [credits imply the four interviews were originally one featurette]
“….. – Martine Barraqué (Issa Clubb, 2015) 7
“….. – Truffaut Shoots Day for Night (October 4, 1972)
5/14 – Spotlight (Sukanmi Adebayo, 2015) 7
5/15 – Broadway (Paul Fejos [Pál Fejös], 1929) 7
5/16 – Hal Mohr on Broadway (Jason Altman, 2012) 7
“….. – Un’ombra nell’ombra/A Shadow in a Shadow/Ring of Darkness/Circle of Fear/Satan’s Wife (Pier Carpi, 1979) 9 [English version with Italian credits]
5/18 – The New Adventures of Wonder Woman: Diana’s Disappearing Act (Michael Caffey, 1978) 7 (SB?–I think I would have remembered a character named Hutchins)
5/19 – The Bionic Woman: A Thing of the Past (Alan Crosland, 1976) 8 (SB?)
5/21 – Justice League (Zack Snyder, 2017) 7
5/22 – Little Women (Clare Nierderpruem, 2018) 7
5/23 – We the People: Never Ending Student Debts (Mahboub Madavi, 2022) 6
5/25 – Tongues of Fire (Ndubuisi Okoh, 2003) [disc contains only 52:27 and abruptly switches titles to another film, The Crazy Maid]
“….. – The Crazy Maid (Prince Amuni Gbenga, 2015) [disc contains only 43:42 and cuts off abruptly to 1:50 of a TED Talk by Caleb Harper]
“….. – Emelie (Michael Thelin, 2015) 8
5/26 – Making Emelie (edited by Elijah Drenner, 2016) 8
“….. – Inoperable (Christopher Lawrence Chapman, 2017) 10
5/28 – Encanto (Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith, 2021) 10
5/31 – On the Town (Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen, 1949) 8 (SB)

6/1 – Cronos (Guillermo del Toro, 1993) 7
6/4 – Cronos [ audio commentary by director Guillermo del Toro (2002) ] [to 27:18]
6/6 – Selma Student Tickets: Donor Appreciation (2015) 6
“…. – National Voting Rights Museum and Institute (Keith Clark, 2015) 7
6/7 – Le meraviglie di Aladino/The Wonders of Aladdin (Henry Levin, [Mario Bava], 1961) 8 [English version with restored footage]
6/8 – The Wonders of Aladdin [ audio commentary by film historian Tim Lucas (August 14, 2020) ] [to 39:58]
“….. – Pour le cinéma: On Day for Night (Pierre Mignot, 8 June 1973) 8
“….. – JT Nuit: Truffaut at the National Society of Film Critics (January 23, 1974) 7
6/10 – The Wonders of Aladdin [ audio commentary by film historian Tim Lucas (August 14, 2020) ] [conclusion]
“….. – Cronos [ audio commentary by director Guillermo del Toro (2002) ] [conclusion]
6/11 – Scavenger Hunt (Michael Schultz, 1979) 7
6/12 – The 75th Annual Tony Awards (Glenn Weiss, 2022) 7
6/14 – West Side Story (Steven Spielberg, 2021) 10
6/15 – Head (Bob Rafelson, 1968) 10
6/20 – Cronos [ audio commentary by producers Arthur H. Gorson, and Bertha Navarro and coproducer Alejandro Springall ] [portions in Spanish with English subtitles] [to 22:34]
6/21 – Geometria (Gullermo del Toro, 1987, revised 2010) 8
“….. – Geometria interview with Guillermo del Toro (Curtis Tsui, 2010) 7
“….. – Welcome to Bleak House (Curtis Tsui, 2010) 8
“….. – Cronos interview with Guillermo del Toro (Curtis Tsui, 2010) 7
“….. – Cronos interview with Guillermo Navarro (Curtis Tsui, 2010) 7
6/21 – Cronos [ audio commentary by producers Arthur H. Gorson, and Bertha Navarro and coproducer Alejandro Springall ] [portions in Spanish with English subtitles] [to 1:04:30]
“….. – Billion Dollar Brain (Ken Russell, 1967) 8
6/23 – Cronos interview with Ron Perlman (Curtis Tsui, 2010) 7
“….. – The Making of “Cronos” with Federico Luppi (Lions Gate Home Entertainment, 2003) 8
“….. – Cronos [ audio commentary by producers Arthur H. Gorson, and Bertha Navarro and coproducer Alejandro Springall ] [portions in Spanish with English subtitles] [conclusion]
“….. – Iguana [ audio commentary with Director Monte Hellman, Writer Stephen Gaydos, and Star Everett McGill. Moderated by Dennis Bartok ] [to 29:04]
“….. – The Passaic Textile Strike: The Prologue (Sam Russak, et al., 1926) 8
6/24 – The Passaic Textile Strike: The Prologue [ audio commentary by Steven Ross ]
“….. – Le Capitan/The King’s Swordsman (André Hunebelle, 1960) 7
6/25 – Democrazy [ audio commentary with director/writer/actor Michael Legge, actor John Shanahan, actor Diane Mela, and actor Robin Gabrielli ] [to 29:13]
“….. – Lorca and the Outlaws/Starship (Roger Christian, 1984) 7 [U.S. cut on cropped VHS]




Currently have from library:

[NYPL policy: Ten items, seven days each, up to ten renewals (if no holds)
Bkyln PL policy: Ten items, seven days each, up to 15 (formerly 99) renewals (if no holds)
Queens Library policy: Three days, three renewals for feature DVDs, one week for TV seasons; hence third choice]

NYPL:

Алекса́ндр Не́вский/Alexander Nevsky (Sergei Eisenstein, 1938)
आनंद/Anand [Joy] (Hrishikesh Mukherjee, 1971)
Aquaman (James Wan, 2018)
The Craft (Andrew Fleming, 1996)
The Doctor’s Dilemma (Anthony Asquith, 1958)
La ragazza che sapeva troppo/The Girl Who Knew Too Much/Evil Eye (Mario Bava, 1963) [includes Italian version (85 minutes) and English version (92 minuutes)]
Never Steal Anything Small (Charles Lederer, 1959)
Umberto D. (Vittorio de Sica, 1952)

Bklyn:

Billion Dollar Brain (Ken Russell, 1967)
Encanto (Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith, 2021)
The Infiltrators (Alex Rivera, Cristina Ibarra, 2019)
Lady Macbeth (William Oldroyd, 2016)
Odds Against Tomorrow (Robert Wise, 1959)
Raya and the Last Dragon (Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, with Paul Briggs, John Ripa, 2021)
Sorry to Bother You (Boots Riley, 2018)
Town Bloody Hall (Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker, 1979)
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Stacie Passon, 2018)

Queens:

Hold requests:


Current:
(Sometimes these have a long wait.)

Captain Blood (Michael Curtiz, 1935)
Diary of the Dead (George A. Romero, 2007)
The Emperor Jones (Dudley Murphy, 1933)
The First Part of Henry the Sixth (Jane Howell, 1983)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Nicholas Stoller, 2008) [was on hold for over a year; had to put in another request; now fourth in line; status is now “Missing.”]
The Prisoner discs 1-5 (Patrick McGoohan, Pat Jackson, Don Chaffey, David Tomblin, 1967)


Had out but was either a problem or on hold for someone else and plan to try again:

7 Faces of Dr. Lao (George Pal, 1964) [Bklyn] [Had out several copies, but none would play through]
The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius, 2011)
The Bells of St. Mary’s (Leo McCarey, 1945)
Blade (Stephen Norrington, 1998)
Caballeros Collection: Saludos Amigos (Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, 1942)/The Three Caballeros (Norman Ferguson, 1943) [broken]
Coco (Lee Unkrich, 2017) [scratched–kept freezing and skipping]
Dark Shadows: The Beginning Collection II (Lela Swift, John Sedwick, 1966)
太子妃升职记/Tai zi fei sheng zhi ji/The Crown Princess Promotion/Go Princess Go (Haozhe Lü, 2015) [Chinese subtitles only]
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1947) [contains two commentaries and a documentary about Rex Harrison]
極道恐怖大劇場 牛頭 GOZU/Gokudō kyōfu dai-gekijō: Gozu/Yakuza Horror Theatre: Cow’s Head/Gozu (Takashi Miike, 2003)
Henry V (Laurence Olivier, 1944) [got when I asked for Branagh; hit max renewals before I fixed cracked screen]
Inside Out (Pete Docter, 2015) [had many copies out of the library, but all damaged so far]
It’s Always Fair Weather (Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen, 1955) [It will be a miracle if a disc this scratched plays.]
The Jerk (Carl Gottlieb, 1979)
Kim Possible (Adam Stein, Zack Lipovsky, 2019)
The Paleface (Norman Z. McCloud, 1948)
Les Parents Terribles (Jean Cocteau, 1948)
The Princess and the Frog (John Musker, Ron Clements, 2009) [copies I got kept skipping]
財叔之橫掃千軍/Coi Suk Zi Waang Sou Cin Gwan/Uncle’s Sweeping Thousands/The Raid (Hark Tsui, Siu-Tung Ching, 1991)
Repeat Performance (Alfred L. Werker, 1947) [asked NYPL to order Film Collector’s Society of America edition]
Samsara (Ron Fricke, 2011)
千と千尋の神隠し/Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi/Thousand and Great Depth’s Mysterious Disappearance/Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
Uncertain Glory (Raoul Walsh, 1944) [Bklyn–it says there are no copies so I’m not sure why I was able to put a hold on it. Eventually they removed it from my hold queue.]
[copy I got was scratched; copies on shelf at Stavros Niarchos were bad and missing disc]

Next plans for holds:


The Black Cat (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1934)
The Boy Friend (Ken Russell, 1971)
The Captive City (Robert Wise, 1952)
डरना ज़रूरी है/Darna zaroori hai [Must Be Afraid] (Ram Gopal Varma, Sajid Khan, Chekeravarthy, Manish Gupta, Jijy Philip, Prawal Raman, Vivek Shah, 2006)
Emma (Douglas McGrath, 1996)
The Great Ziegfeld (Robert Z. Leonard, 1938)
Jubal (Delmer Daves, 1956)
Kidnap (Lancelot O’Dura Imasuen, 2012)
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (Peter Landesman, 2017)
The Martian (Ridley Scott, 2015)
Much Ado About Nothing (Kenneth Branagh, 1993)
乾いた花/Kawaita hana/Pale Flower (Masahiro Shinoda, 1964)
Rancho Notorious (Fritz Lang, 1952)
The Skin Game (Alfred Hitchcock, 1931)
Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series (David Lynch, 2017)
The Way (Emilio Estevez, 2010)

Next plans for interlibrary loan requests:

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete First Season (2013-2014) [NYPL has two copies–disc 1 of the copy I got was unreadable. Kept giving me the same copy–others taped the same complaint to the cover. Status is now “Missing.”]
Das blau Licht/The Blue Light (Leni Riefenstahl, Béla Balázs, 1932) [asked NYPL to buy]
非典型男女/Fei dim yan sang/Atypical Men and Women/City of SARS (Wai-Man Cheng, 2003) [asked NYPL to buy]
夜叉ヶ池/Yasha-ga-ike/Demon Pond (Masahiro Shinoda, 1979) [asked NYPL to buy]
夜叉ヶ池/Yasha-ga-ike/Demon Pond (Takashi Miike, 2005) [asked NYPL to buy]
The Devil’s Carnival (Darren Lynn Bousman, 2012)
Se sei vivo spara/If You Live, Shoot!/Django Kill (Giulio Questi, 1967 [asked NYPL to buy]
Figures in a Landscape (Joseph Losey, 1970)
Ganja & Hess (Bill Gunn, 1973)
Get Crazy (Allan Arkush, 1983)
Es ist nicht leicht, ein Gott zu sein/Hard to Be a God (Peter Fleischmann, 1989) [asked NYPL to buy]
He Who Gets Slapped (Victor Sjöström, 1924) [asked NYPL to buy]
The High Crusade (Klaus Knoesel, Holger Neuhäuser, 1994) [asked NYPL to buy]
La lengua asesina/Killer Tongue (Alberto Sciamma, 1996)
The Last Frontier (Anthony Mann, 1955)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King extended version (Peter Jackson, 2003)
Mädchen in Uniform (Leontine Sagan, 1931) [asked NYPL to buy]
La mansión de la locura/The Mansion of Madness (Juan López Moctezuma, 1973)
May (Lucky McKee, 2002)
Keep the Aspidistra Flying/A Merry War (Robert Bierman, 1997) [asked NYPL to buy]
Akademia pana Kleksa/Mr. Blot’s Academy (Krzysztof Gradowski, 1984) [asked NYPL to buy]
Navajo (Norman Foster, 1952)
No Smoking (Anurag Kashyap, 2007) [asked NYPL to buy.]
Parsifal (Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, 1982) [asked NYPL to buy]
ピストルオペラ/Pisutoru Opera/Pistol Opera (Seijun Suzuki, 2001) [asked NYPL to buy]
Quick! Before It Melts (Delbert Mann, 1964) [asked NYPL to buy]
Revenge of the Creature (Jack Arnold, 1955)
Scavenger Hunt (Michael Schultz, 1979)
Séance on a Wet Afternoon (Bryan Forbes, 1964)
Shield for Murder (Howard W. Koch, Edmond O’Brien, 1954)
Son of Dracula (Robert Siodmak, 1943) [NYPL seems to own only standalones of the most notable Universal Monsters films.]
Stingaree (William A. Wellman, 1934)
The Swarm (Irwin Allen. 1978) [asked NYPL to buy]
The Swimmer (Frank Perry, 1968) [NYPL’s only copy now has status “MISSING” and was removed from my hold queue.]
Symphony of Six Million (Gregory La Cava, 1932)
Tammy and the Bachelor (Joseph Pevney, 1957) [asked NYPL to buy]
Test Pilot (Victor Fleming, 1938) [asked NYPL to buy]
Los cronocrimenes/Timecrimes (Nacho Vigalondo, 2009) [all three library systems had copies, but all went missing–was fourth in line for a year]
The Two Popes (Fernando Meirelles, 2019)
En las Estrellas/Up Among the Stars (Zoe Berriatúa, 2018)
When Willie Comes Marching Home (John Ford, 1950)

NYPL is phasing out DVDs because of the popularity of streaming. Queens, which still sticks to its ridiculous 3-day checkout for DVDs, has asked people who’ve stopped using DVDs to donate them. NYPL doesn’t seem to understand that streaming is expensive, especially with so many exclusives. It was only within the last five years that NYPL saying that a fourth of New Yorkers don’t even have internet access from home. At $80 a month, it’s a big chunk of my disposable income, and my hard drive is tiny, so I’m not downloading movies. The few I’ve received from others definitely do not look DVD quality.

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