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why isn't parajanov in top 100

PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2002 11:37 pm
by gratefultiger
why indeed!2 masterpieces in "shadows of our forgotten ancestors"& "sayat nova"(the colour of pomegranates)are unique in cinema it's about time this genius was appreciated
the films will explain why.any thoughts?
cheers from downunder.

Re: why isn't parajanov in top 100

PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 8:58 pm
by jancso
Great films indeed. And they are actually both averaging well above a 9 but I don't think they have enough votes yet to make the top 100. Hopefully more people will vote for them, because Paradjanov needs to be represented in there somewhere!

Re: why isn't parajanov in top 100

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2002 10:38 am
by john-5
Well now he is in the 100!

Re: why isn't parajanov in top 100

PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2002 3:50 pm
by john-5
And now he's not (with new minimum number of votes)!

Re: why isn't parajanov in top 100

PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2002 10:36 pm
by gratefultiger
parajanov wil be back!the great films endure as long as enough people see them.

Re: why isn't parajanov in top 100

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2002 4:12 pm
by john-5
The Colour of Pomegrantes is ( i know the terms are overused, but here they're genuinely deserved)- a film of astonishing, mesmerising beauty and originality. Yes, it would be encouraging to have a bit more diversity in the top 100, but some styles aren't for all tastes, so i'd be surprised if any Paradjanov entries maintained a very high average for long. Then again, Tarkovsky's masterpieces Mirror and Stalker have stayed the ground better than i'd expected, so i may be quite wrong. Ashik Kerib is well worth seeing, too; more playful than Pomegranates.

Re: why isn't parajanov in top 100

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2002 7:01 pm
by jancso
My favorites of his are actually Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors and The Legend of Suram Fortress.

By the way, as far as Russian directors go, I think Tarkovsky's Andrei Rublev should be much higher than it is, but I'm happy with the positions of Stalker and The Mirror.

Re: why isn't parajanov in top 100

PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2002 10:20 pm
by gratefultiger
yes andrei rublev deserves better,a brilliant film and tarkovsky makes you feel as if you're there!