Limitless Cinema in Broken English

March 20, 2010

POLL 73: MINI-SERIES

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 12:18 am

This is about a poll in my bilingual blog at http://celinejulie.blogspot.com

POLL 73: MINI-SERIES

My poll 73 is inspired by DOMBAIS ET FILS (2007, Laurent, Jaoui, 180 min, A+++++++++++++++), a French mini-series I just saw. I think it is one of my most favorite mini-series of all time, because Edith de Préville, a character in this mini-series, is one of my most favorite characters ever. She is an extremely indomitable woman.

DOMBAIS ET FILS shares one important thing with other mini-series I love. They are not aesthetically interesting. I just love their stories. I decided to make a list of my favorite mini-series, and found that only two of them are really aesthetically interesting – BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ and A TIME OF INDIFFERENCE. I wonder if there are other mini-series which are aesthetically interesting or are interesting because of their “forms” or “styles”, not only because of their “contents”.

THESE ARE MY FAVORITE MINI-SERIES. WHICH ONES DO YOU LIKE?

1.BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ (1980, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 894 min)
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2.THE BLOOD OF OTHERS (1984, Claude Chabrol, 175 min)
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3.CONDOMINIUM (1980, Sidney Hayes, 240 min)

4.DOMBAIS ET FILS (2007, Laurent Jaoui, 180 min)

5.THE FRENCH ATLANTIC AFFAIR (1979, Douglas Hayes, 278 min)

6.GOLDENE ZEITEN (1981+1984, Michael Braun, 741 min)

7.INTENSITY (1997, Yves Simoneau, 186 min)

8.LACE II (1985, William Hale, 188 min)
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9.LONESOME DOVE (1989, Simon Wincer, 384 min)
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10.MASTER OF THE GAME (1984, Kevin Conner + Harvey Hart, 413 min)
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11.THE MURDER OF MARY PHAGAN (1988, William Hale, 251 min)

12.QUEENIE (1987, Larry Peerce, 233 min)

13.PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (1995, Simon Langton, 300 min)
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14.RETURN TO EDEN (1985, Karen Arthur + Kevin James Dobson, 266 min)
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15.RING (1999, Yoshito Fukumoto + Hiroshi Nishitani + Hidemoto Matsuda, 570 min)
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16.SALEM’S LOT (1979, Tobe Hooper, 184 min)
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17.SARTRE, L’ÂGE DES PASSIONS (2009, Claude Goretta, 165 min)
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18.A TIME OF INDIFFERENCE (1988, Mauro Bolognini, Italy)

19.TROPIQUES AMERS (2007, Jean-Claude Flamand + Jean-Claude Barny, 312 min)
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20.WAR AND REMEMBRANCE (1988, Dan Curtis, 1620 min)
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You can cast multiple votes.

Please tell me about your own favorite mini-series. I have seen so few mini-series and have almost no knowledge about them.

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1 Comment »

  1. My own votes are for BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ, DOMBAIS ET FILS, GOLDENE ZEITEN, INTENSITY, MASTER OF THE GAME, THE MURDER OF MARY PHAGAN, RING, SALEM’S LOT, A TIME OF INDIFFERENCE, and WAR AND REMEMBRANCE.

    Comment by celinejulie — March 20, 2010 @ 12:27 am


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