EFC II #133 – The Conversation (1974)

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#133 – The Conversation (1974)
Dir. Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Cindy Williams, Harrison Ford

The one hundred and thirty-third installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Francis Ford Coppola’s compelling character study, The Conversation.

Recorded in January 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, I think so, it’s a brilliant character piece with an excellent central performance from Gene Hackman.

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EFC II #105 – The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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#105 – The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Dir. Jonathan Demme
Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Ted Levine, Scott Glenn, Brooke Smith, Anthony Heald,

The one hundred and fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the highly acclaimed and multiple award winning thriller, The Silence of the Lambs.

Recorded in October 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Picture (Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt, Ronald M. Bozman), Best Director (Jonathan Demme), Best Adapted Screenplay (Ted Tally), Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins), Best Actress (Jodie Foster)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, absolutely.

Luke: Yes, it’s a top notch classic.

EFC II #97 – Ring {リング Ringu} (1998)

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#97 – Ring {リング Ringu} (1998)
Dir. Hideo Nakata
Starring: Nanako Matsushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rikiya Ōtaka, Yoichi Numata, Rie Inō

The ninety-seventh installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Hideo Nakata’s adaptation of a mystery-horror novel that draws from a Japanese folk tale, which sparked many sequels and American remakes, Ring.

Recorded in October 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: No, I highly recommend it, but not a must see.

Luke: No, I really, really enjoyed it, but it’s not quite a film you have to see before you die.

EFC II #95 – The Shining (1980)

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#95 – The Shining (1980)
Dir. Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Danny Lloyd, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Philip Stone, Joe Turkel, Anne Jackson, Tony Burton

The ninety-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Stanley Kubrick’s incredible and terrifying adaptation of the Stephen King novel, The Shining.

Recorded in October 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, definitely.

Luke: Yes, one of the best horror films ever made.

EFC II #90 – Eraserhead (1977)

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#90 – Eraserhead (1977)
Dir. David Lynch
Starring: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates

The ninetieth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, David Lynch’s surreal and abstract body horror, Eraserhead.

Recorded in October 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it’s a trip, whether you love it or hate it, it’ll stick with you.

EFC II #82 – Hour of the Wolf {Vargtimmen} (1968)

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#82 – Hour of the Wolf {Vargtimmen} (1968)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Gertrud Fridh, Georg Rydeberg, Erland Josephson, Ingrid Thulin

The eighty-second installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Swedish master Ingmar Bergman blends the surreal and the psychological in this unsettling film, Hour of the Wolf.

Recorded in September 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it’s an unsettling film, and a confusing one at times, but it’s worth the watch all the same.

EFC II #52 – Persona (1966)

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#52 – Persona (1966)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

The fifty-second installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Ingmar Bergman’s mesmerising and enigmatic Persona.

Recorded in August 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, definitely. It’s a film experience I’d never quite had before. While I’m still unsure what to make of it, I do think there will be something to be discovered with every future viewing.

EFC II #45 – Seconds (1966)

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#45 – Seconds (1966)
Dir. John Frankenheimer
Starring: Rock Hudson, John Randolph, Salome Jens, Will Geer, Jeff Corey, Murray Hamilton, Richard Anderson, Karl Swenson

The forty-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, John Frankenheimer’s hypnotic and mysterious psychological sci-fi thriller, Seconds.

Recorded in July 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, without a shadow of a doubt, this film needs to be seen, such an affecting experience.

EFC II #31 – Rope (1948)

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#31 – Rope (1948)
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger, Joan Chandler, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Constance Collier, Douglas Dick, Edith Evanson

The thirty-first installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, another Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece of suspense, Rope.

Recorded in June 2016.

Is it a film you must see before die?

Connie: Yes, definitely.

Luke: Yes, it’s brilliant.

EFC II #9 – Se7en (1995)

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#9 – Se7en (1995)
Dir. David Fincher
Starring: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow

The ninth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, David Fincher’s dark murder mystery thriller, Se7en.

Recorded in February 2015.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes.

Luke: Yes, one of the best murder mystery thrillers I’ve seen.