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)
2.THE BLOOD OF OTHERS (1984, Claude Chabrol, 175 min)
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)
9.LONESOME DOVE (1989, Simon Wincer, 384 min)
10.MASTER OF THE GAME (1984, Kevin Conner + Harvey Hart, 413 min)
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)
14.RETURN TO EDEN (1985, Karen Arthur + Kevin James Dobson, 266 min)
15.RING (1999, Yoshito Fukumoto + Hiroshi Nishitani + Hidemoto Matsuda, 570 min)
16.SALEM’S LOT (1979, Tobe Hooper, 184 min)
17.SARTRE, L’ÂGE DES PASSIONS (2009, Claude Goretta, 165 min)
18.A TIME OF INDIFFERENCE (1988, Mauro Bolognini, Italy)
19.TROPIQUES AMERS (2007, Jean-Claude Flamand + Jean-Claude Barny, 312 min)
20.WAR AND REMEMBRANCE (1988, Dan Curtis, 1620 min)
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.