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    Letterboxd Links

    Here's mine: http://letterboxd.com/jkb1626/
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    You guys haven't done any films from this genre, which is a shame because its influence looms large on African American filmmakers, Tarantino, and hip-hop culture. The obvious contenders: SHAFT - the theme song alone is canon worthy SWEET SWEETBACK BADASSSSS SONG- actually, this would make a great versus episode between it and SHAFT since they both came out the same year and arguably the ones that kickstarted the genre. Plus, you avoid the icky politics of white guys profiting over these films since they are the ones that were actually directed by African-American filmmakers or you could pick a Pam Grier film (Coffy or Foxy Brown) and have it square off against Shaft If you want to be obscure but worthy THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR. Its on Youtube for free
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    Films Directed by Women

    Girlfriends and Shiela Levine Is Dead and Living In New York are better than any of the films mentioned and are completely canon-worthy due to their influence on GIRLS Freakin Stanley Kubrick was a fan of Girlfriends
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    Most Canon-worthy Episodes of The Canon?

    Blade Runner because they made interesting points about a film I feel ambivalent about. Perhaps, I like it because it made me feel not alone.
  5. Two of Howard Hawks most famous screwballs need to go head to head
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    Close Up

    I really want them to shit on Abbas Kiarostami
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    Episode 76: MARATHON MAN

    I think the conspiracy thrillers of the 70s are a vital genre and one that best exemplifies that decade in both an anthropologic sense and in terms of film history, so it does need representation in the canon. If we're going to pick one, I definitely side with Marathon Man since it far surpasses the more popular entries in the genre like The Conversation, Three Days of the Condor, The Parallax View, All The President's Men, and Klute. I know its an unpopular opinion but thats how I feel. In fact, Amy's opinion on this movie would sum up my casual indifference to most of the films I listed. There's an austere sensibility behind the filmmaking of those other films that doesn't resonate with me in the same way that this film pops. The torture scene alone has stayed with this young Millennial since he first saw on TV when he was twelve.