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Zithers
4 weeks ago#1
Thought I would pull a wetwillies/capri with the naming format this time around.

If you are new to this, some of us like to do a deep-dive for a few months into a specific year and then vote on superlatives at the end of it. And we're gonna try to make a more concerted effort to make it movie club-y this time around! I will now take this opportunity to tag non-QCW people to encourage them to join us on this endeavor.

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Hello. I have no idea who most of you are. Please join us.

Thanks to thesmark for assembling this list of where to find movies from 1984. I believe rockus said that Eight Diagram Pole Fighter was dubbed, and I imagine most of the Amazon stuff is probably in poor shape and if it's foreign to possibly be dubbed. So your mileage may vary on some of this stuff but it's a good starting point!

Netflix

Once Upon a Time in America
Ghostbusters
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Sixteen Candles
Opium and the Kung Fu Master

Amazon Prime

Stop Making Sense
Wheels on Meals
1984
The Company of Wolves
Before Stonewall
The Bounty
Night of the Comet
Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer (although it's only the dub version)
8 Diagram Pole Fighter
Opium and the Kung Fu Master
Old Enough (the first Sundance Jury Prize winner)
Choose Me
Marlene
Dreamscape
Runaway
Micki & Maude
Blame in on Rio
Ghoulies
Savage Streets
White Fire (for those RLM fans)
The New Gladiators (ditto)
Where the Boys are '84
The Woman in Red

Hulu

The Neverending Story
Children of the Corn

Hoopla

The Bounty
1984
Blame in On Rio
Children of the Corn
C.H.U.D.
Dreamscape

HBO Now

Tightrope

Starz

Red Dawn
Streets of Fire
City Heat

Showtime

Splash

Kanopy (availability varies by library)

Paris, Texas
Stranger than Paradise
Full Moon in Paris
The Times of Harvey Milk
Boy Meets Girl
Under the Volcano
Falling in Love
Before Stonewall
Antonio Gaudi

TubiTV (free, but has ads)

Where the Green Ants Dream

TCM

Stranger than Paradise (1/4, should be on watchtcm.com)
A Soldier's Story (1/21)
2010 (1/28)
A Passage to India (2/10)
This is Spinal Tap (3/30)

Hard to find movies on Youtube/rarefilmm

28 Up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loFIZizVmPw&t=5s
Streetwise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lTQgfXb87k
Yellow Earth: In four parts here-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVrYa9vNtPjyFtjRhkiufUA)
Twenty Years Later https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUYlBosaXJ8
Swing Shift unreleased Jonathan Demme director's cut that's supposed to be vastly superior to the theatrical cut: http://rarefilmm.com/2018/03/swing-shift-1984-directors-cut/
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User Info: Zithers

Zithers
4 weeks ago#2
Hmmm... maybe I should have went with 1984 Diagram Pole Fighter. Oh well.

The first movie that Netflix sent me was Purple Rain, so that'll be an interesting way to kick things off.
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rockus
4 weeks ago#3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXJhDltzYVQ
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masterbarf
4 weeks ago#4
Zithers posted...
Hello. I have no idea who most of you are.

Hello. I am masterbarf. My favorite movies tend to fall into two categories: Artsy movies that are both beautiful and thought provoking, and campy movies that are twisted and gratuitous. I really like the aesthetic of silent era films like Häxan and Nosferatu, and practical gore effects like in Re-Animator and The Thing. Though if anything, I'm a music nerd. For example I watched Sixteen Candles only because I noticed a copy of Diskomo by my favorite band, The Residents, in the background while flipping channels.

My record collection is worth several thousand dollars, yet I only own a few blu-rays. Though I do have a copy of By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volumes One and Two because I was looking for films that mirrored the avant-garde music I like so much, and IShall_Run_Amok recommended this some years ago. I recently picked Dog Star Man in a movie draft on another forum. I described the film as largely being told from the perspective of the id before the conscious mind filters and sorts a chaotic collection of information, memories, and desires, while the movie embraces the abstract nature of our being with imagery of abstract concepts like the subconscious and an ethereal context of our experiences. I don't know if it's important to get the meaning right, but I think being okay with uncertainty when watching a film makes for good experiences.

I don't have access to most of the movies on the list but I'll watch what I can. What is "vote on superlatives"?
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Pus_N_Pecans
4 weeks ago#5
Alright, I'm finally gonna get in on these.

*Oof, IMDB removed the sort by year feature in the ratings tab? That's rough. I'll have to gather them up some other way then.
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Step_In
4 weeks ago#6
I intend on doing a very thorough rewatch / examination of the year, so I'll post my top ten for now. It'll be curious to see what holds up (a lot of these I haven't seen in over five years). As of now:

01. Paris, Texas
02. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
03. Stop Making Sense
04. Stranger Than Paradise
05. Love Streams
06. Streetwise
07. Blood Simple
08. Broadway Danny Rose
09. Once Upon a Time in America
10. A Nightmare on Elm Street

Not gonna lie: these are all heavyweight films. Kinda surprised by the quality of what's there and especially the stuff I'm eager to see such as:

01. My Summer at Grandpa’s (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
02. Kaos (Paolo and Vittorio Taviani)
03. What Have I Done to Deserve This? (Pedro Almodóvar)
04. The Home and the World (Satyajit Ray)
05. In the Company of Wolves (Neil Jordan)
06. Choose Me (Alan Rudolph)
07. The Cotton Club (Francis Ford Coppola)
08. Class Relations (Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub)
09. The Brother from Another Planet (John Sayles)
10. Fear City (Abel Ferrara)
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thesmark
4 weeks ago#7
A couple of things:

-Here's a handy list of directorial debuts for 1984, add any that come to your minds:

The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension (W.D. Richter, 103 minutes)
Blood Simple (Joel Coen, 99 minutes)
Boy Meets Girl (Leos Carax, 100 minutes)
Children of the Corn (Fritz Kiersch, 92 Minutes)
C.H.U.D. (Douglas Cheek, 88 minutes)
Dangerous Moves (Richard Dembo, 100 Minutes)
The Element of Crime (Lars Von Trier, 104 minutes)
The Funeral (Juzo Itami, 124 minutes)
Nothing Lasts Forever (Tom Schiller, 82 Minutes)
Purple Rain (Albert Magnoli, 111 minutes)
Repo Man (Alex Cox, 92 minutes)
Silent Night, Deadly Night (Charles E. Sellier, 79 minutes)
Sixteen Candles (John Hughes, 93 minutes)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Leonard Nimoy, 105 minutes)
Streetwise (Martin Bell, 91 Minutes)
Yellow Earth (Chen Daige, 89 minutes)

-Brian De Palma's Body Double and Moscow on the Hudson are on the new IMDB Freedive, which is free with ads. Streetwise is also on Amazon Prime right now. Also on the subject of crappy dub versions of movies on streaming: Wheels on Meals on Prime is the dubbed version (and not a good one) while Opium and the Kung Fu Fighter on Netflix has both the dub and Chinese language sub.

-And some general questions before we eventually get into specifics for lead/supporting category placements:

1) Are TV Movies eligible? I assume so, although they usually aren't for other critics bodies. The main two for 1984 are Mick Jackson's Threads and Ingmar Bergman's After the Rehearsal
2) Is Frankenweenie eligible even though it’s a short film? My guess is no.
3) Are Unreleased, but available films/versions of films, eligible? The two ones here are the unreleased by available via bootleg Directors Cut of Jonathan Demme's Swing Shift and Tom Schiller's Nothing Lasts Forever (the unreleased Tom Schiller film) which is rare but can be found on some darker corners as a rip from a UK TV broadcast.
4) Is there going to be a Best Animated Film category? The winner is obvious, but there are at least 3 notable theatrical released anime films, along with a TV anime film from Osamu Tezuka that can be found on Youtube and a second Miyazaki film (for TV) called Future Boy Conan: The Revival of the Giant Machine, that I can’t find ANYTHING on, not even a clip on Youtube.
5) Do Original Scores have to be 100% original or is there some leeway? The one I was thinking of was Beverly Hills Cop-it has one song (Neutron Dance) was not written for the film, everything else AFAIK was.
My quest to review all 546 Best Picture Noms: https://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/227-movies-at-the-theater/76235955
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thesmark
4 weeks ago#8
Finally, here's a giant master list of everything notable I could think of for 1984. This includes everything that's an obvious classic, everything that was big at the 1984 box office, everything that got some major awards nomination and a few random infamous/notorious films as well:

28 Up (Michael Apted, 136 minutes)
1984 (Michael Radford, 113 minutes)
2010 (Peter Hyams, 116 minutes)
The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension (W.D. Richter, 103 minutes)
After the Rehearsal (Ingmar Bergman, 70 minutes)
All of Me (Carl Reiner, 93 minutes)
Amadeus (Milos Forman, 161 minutes)
Antonio Gaudi (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 72 minutes)
Balkan Spy (Dusan Kovacevic & Bozidar Nikolic, 99 Minutes)
Before Stonewall (Greta Schiller, 87 minutes)
Beverly Hills Cop (Martin Brest, 105 minutes)
Birdy (Alan Parker, 120 minutes)
Blame It on Rio (Stanley Donen, 100 Minutes)
Blood Simple (Joel Coen, 99 minutes)
Body Double (Brian De Palma, 114 minutes)
Bolero (John Derek, 105 minutes)
The Bostonians (James Ivory, 122 minutes)
The Bounty (Roger Donaldson, 132 minutes)
Boy Meets Girl (Leos Carax, 100 minutes)
Breakin’ (Joel Silberg, 90 minutes)
Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (Sam Firstenberg, 94 minutes)
Broadway Danny Rose (Woody Allen, 84 minutes)
The Brother from Another Planet (John Sayles, 108 minutes)
C.H.U.D. (Douglas Cheek, 88 minutes)
Children of the Corn (Fritz Kiersch, 92 minutes)
Choose Me (Alan Rudolph, 106 minutes)
The Company of Wolves (Neil Jordan, 95 minutes)
Conan the Destroyer (Richard Fleischer, 103 minutes)
Country (Richard Pearce, 105 minutes)
The Cotton Club (Francis Ford Coppola, 127 minutes)
Crimes of Passion (Ken Russell, 107 minutes)
Dangerous Moves (Richard Dembo, 110 minutes)
Dreamscape (Joseph Ruben, 99 minutes)
Dune (David Lynch, 137 minutes)
Eight Diagram Pole Fighter (Liu Chia-Liang, 98 minutes)
The Element of Crime (Lars Von Trier, 104 minutes)
Falling in Love (Ulu Grosbard, 106 Minutes)
Footloose (Herbert Ross, 107 minutes)
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (Joseph Zito, 91 minutes)
Full Moon in Paris (Eric Rohmer, 101 minutes)
The Funeral (Juzo Itami, 124 minutes)
Ghostbusters (Harold Ramis, 105 minutes)
Gremlins (Joe Dante, 106 minutes)
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (Hugh Hudson, 135 minutes)
The Hit (Stephen Frears, 98 minutes)
The Holy Innocents (Mario Camus, 107 minutes)
The Home and the World (Satyajit Ray, 140 minutes)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Steven Spielberg, 118 Minutes)
Johnny Dangerously (Amy Heckerling, 90 Minutes)
Kaos (Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, 188 minutes)
The Karate Kid (John A. Avildsen, 126 minutes)
The Killing Fields (Roland Joffe, 141 minutes)
The Last Starfighter (Nick Castle, 101 minutes)
Love Streams (John Cassavetes, 141 minutes)
Macross: Do You Remember Love? (Shoji Kawamori & Noboru Ishiguro, 114 minutes)
Marlene (Maximilian Schell, 94 minutes)
Mass Appeal (Glenn Jordan, 99 minutes)
Micki & Maude (Blake Edwards, 118 minutes)
Missing in Action (Joseph Zito, 101 minutes)
Mrs. Soffel (Gillian Armstrong, 112 Minutes)
Moscow on the Hudson (Paul Mazursky, 115 Minutes)
The Muppets Take Manhattan (Frank Oz, 94 minutes)
The Natural (Barry Levinson, 138 minutes)
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki, 117 minutes)
The Neverending Story (Wolfgang Petersen, 102 minutes)
Night of the Comet (Thom Eberhardt, 95 minutes)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven, 91 minutes)
Nothing Lasts Forever (Tom Schiller, 82 minutes)
Nothing Left to Do But Cry (Roberto Benigni & Massimo Trossi, 113 minutes)
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thesmark
4 weeks ago#9
Old Enough (Marisa Silver, 92 minutes)
Once Upon a Time in America (Sergio Leone, 229 minutes)
Opium and the Kung-Fu Master (Tang Chia, 85 minutes)
Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 145 minutes)
A Passage to India (David Lean, 164 minutes)
Places in the Heart (Robert Benton, 111 minutes)
Police Academy (Hugh Wilson, 96 minutes)
The Pope of Greenwich Village (Stuart Rosenberg, 121 minutes)
A Private Function (Malcolm Mowbray, 92 minutes)
Purple Rain (Albert Magnoli, 111 minutes)
Red Dawn (John Milius, 114 minutes)
Repo Man (Alex Cox, 92 minutes)
Revenge of the Nerds (Jeff Kanew, 90 minutes)
Rhinestone (Bob Clark, 111 minutes)
The River (Mark Rydell, 124 minutes)
Romancing the Stone (Robert Zemeckis, 106 minutes)
Runaway (Michael Crichton, 100 Minutes)
Secret Honor (Robert Altman, 90 minutes)
Silent Night, Deadly Night (Charles E. Sellier, 79 minutes)
Sixteen Candles (John Hughes, 93 minutes)
A Soldier’s Story (Norman Jewison, 101 minutes)
Splash (Ron Howard, 111 minutes)
Starman (John Carpenter, 115 minutes)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Leonard Nimoy, 105 minutes)
Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme, 88 minutes)
Stranger Than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch, 89 minutes)
Streets of Fire (Walter Hill, 93 minutes)
Streetwise (Martin Bell, 91 minutes)
A Sunday in the Country (Bertrand Tavernier, 90 Minutes)
Swing Shift (Jonathan Demme, 100 minutes)
The Terminator (James Cameron, 107 minutes)
This is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 82 minutes)
The Times of Harvey Milk (Rob Epstein, 90 minutes)
Threads (Mick Jackson, 112 minutes)
Tightrope (Richard Tuggle, 114 minutes)
Top Secret! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker & Jerry Zucker, 90 minutes)
The Toxic Avenger (Lloyd Kaufman & Michael Herz, 82 minutes)
Trancers (Charles Band, 76 Minutes)
Twenty Years Later (Eduardo Coutinho, 119 minutes)
Under The Volcano (John Huston, 112 minutes)
Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer (Mamoru Oshii, 90 minutes)
What Have I Done to Deserve This? (Pedro Almodovar, 98 minutes)
Wheels on Meals (Sammo Hung, 105 minutes)
Where the Green Ants Dream (Werner Herzog, 100 Minutes)
Yellow Earth (Chen Daige, 89 minutes)

Frankenweenie (Tim Burton, 30 minutes) is also 1984, but I don’t think we’re counting short
Films
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Slanted_Silver
4 weeks ago#10
Interesting that both Reiners released films that year. Rob's is obviously the better film, though "All of Me" is really good as well IMO
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