EFC II #186 – The Gold Rush (1925)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#186 – The Gold Rush (1925)
Dir. Charlie Chaplin
Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Georgia Hale, Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Malcolm Waite, Henry Bergman

The one hundred and eighty-sixth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Charlie Chaplin’s acclaimed comedy drama, The Gold Rush.

Recorded in September 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yeah, it’s a Chaplin movie, you’ve gotta see it.

Luke: Yes, it’s a wonderful film.

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EFC II #185 – Seven Chances (1925)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#185 – Seven Chances (1925)
Dir. Buster Keaton
Starring: Buster Keaton, T. Roy Barnes, Snitz Edwards, Ruth Dwyer, Frances Raymond

The one hundred and eighty-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Buster Keaton’s madcap comedy about a man trying to find a bride in one day, Seven Chances.

Recorded in September 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yeah, it’s great and Buster Keaton is always worth watching.

Luke: Yes, it’s a fantastic comedy.

 

EFC II #184 – She’s Gotta Have It (1986)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#184 – She’s Gotta Have It (1986)
Dir. Spike Lee
Starring: Tracy Camilla Johns, Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell, Spike Lee, Raye Dowell, Joie Lee

The one hundred and eighty-fourth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Spike Lee’s comedy drama about a woman juggling three lovers, She’s Gotta Have It.

Recorded in September 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: No, while it was impressively directed, some poor acting still drags it down a notch. Worth a watch, and very good, but not must see.

EFC II #183 – Wavelength (1967)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#183 – Wavelength (1967)
Dir. Michael Snow
Starring: Hollis Frampton, Roswell Rudd, Amy Taubin, Joyce Wieland, Amy Yadrin

The one hundred and eighty-third installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, an experimental film comprised of a single tracking shot, Wavelength.

Recorded in September 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Nope.

EFC II #182 – I Walked with a Zombie (1943)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#182 – I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
Dir. Jacques Tourneur
Starring: Frances Dee, Tom Conway, James Ellison, Edith Barrett, James Bell, Christine Gordon, Theresa Harris

The one hundred and eighty-second installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, another creepy horror flick from Jacques Tourneur, I Walked with a Zombie.

Recorded in September 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Not quite. Almost, but it’s a very atmospheric and well executed film that I enjoyed quite a lot.

EFC II #181 – The Double Life of Veronique (1991)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#181 – The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
Dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski
Starring: Irène Jacob, Philippe Volter, Claude Duneton, Jerzy Gudejko

The one hundred and eighty-first installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Krzysztof Kieślowski’s mysterious and visually striking drama, The Double Life of Veronique.

Recorded in September 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, I found a special quality in it that’s rare, and so it’s well worth experiencing in case you find that special quality too.

 

 

EFC II #180 – The Graduate (1967)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#180 – The Graduate (1967)
Dir. Mike Nichols
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross, William Daniels, Murray Hamilton, Elizabeth Wilson

The one hundred and eightieth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the acclaimed coming of age comedy drama from Mike Nichols, The Graduate.

Recorded in September 2017.

Oscar Wins: Mike Nichols (Best Director)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yeah, it’s great.

Luke: Yeah definitely, this is an 11/10 kind of film to me, everything is so well done all across the board, excellent film.

EFC II #178 – Fires Were Started (1943)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#178 – Fires Were Started (1943)
Dir. Humphrey Jennings
Starring: George Gravett, Phillip Wilson-Dickson, Fred Griffiths, Loris Rey, Johnny Houghton, T.P. Smith, John Barker

The one hundred and seventy-eighth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Humphrey Jennings naturalistic portrait of London firemen during the Blitz, Fires Were Started.

Recorded in September 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Definitely, a naturalistic, documentary-esque look at London firemen during the Blitz. Almost required viewing in my eyes.

EFC II #177 – The Smiling Madame Beudet (1922)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#177 – The Smiling Madame Beudet (1922)
Dir. Germaine Dulac
Starring: Germaine Dermoz, Alexandre Arquillière, Jean d’Yd, Madeleine Guitty

The one hundred and seventy-seventh installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Germaine Dulac’s impressionistic silent short, The Smiling Madame Beudet.

Recorded in September 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, I think it’s worth looking at, a great short story that’s told through impressionistic imagery very effectively.

EFC II #176 – Intolerance (1916)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#176 – Intolerance (1916)
Dir. D. W. Griffith
Starring: Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Margery Wilson, Eugene Pallette, Constance Talmadge, Elmer Clifton, Alfred Paget, Howard Gaye, Lillian Langdon, Lillian Gish

The one hundred and seventy-sixth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, D. W. Griffith’s staggering silent epic, Intolerance.

Recorded in August 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Definitely, even if it doesn’t quite work overall, it’s strengths are nothing less than stunning cinema.