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    Memory Mash

    Favs/dislikes: 14:1. Nebulous collection of films I found personally valuable. So far I have not disciplined enough to make something more rigourous, this so I don’t forget these. If I ever put out another selection of ‘favourite films’, it will be a refined subset of this list. Completely unranked (though for newly added titles, the higher the rank, the more I liked them at the moment of adding). For the time being I am not removing old additions that I have changed my perspective on. Missing from IMDB: Passages (2006) - http://www.jonjost.altervista.org/work/passages.html Rant (2006) - http://www.jonjost.altervista.org/work/rant.html April 1990 - Video I shot of my typical day of a high school student (2015) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l06KEWCcnQE Parallel I-IV (2014) - https://letterboxd.com/film/parallel-i-iv/ Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind (2015) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radical_Action_to_Unseat_the_Hold_of_Monkey_Mind Participation (1971) - https://letterboxd.com/film/participation/ Reminiscence (1974) - https://letterboxd.com/film/reminiscence-1974/ The Commission (1983) - https://letterboxd.com/film/the-commision/ Good Morning, Mr. Orwell (1984) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Morning,_Mr._Orwell Regarding Beauty (1960-1999) - NO LINK Infermental 1-10 (1980-1991) - http://www.infermental.de/ Siberian Diary - Days At Apanas (2003) - http://www.michaelpilz.at/films/siberiandiary/ Straight Outta Frayser (2006) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uruwKzOIevY All That Glitters is a Mares Nest (1990-1995... ?) - https://letterboxd.com/film/all-that-glitters-is-a-maresnest/ The demon living here in Rashômon fled in fear of the ferocity of man.
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    5th Generation Project

    Favs/dislikes: 4:0. All films I have seen in my exploration of the 5th Generation, the most influential cohort of mainland Chinese filmmakers. ------------------ 1 - Directors from Beijing Film Academy Class of 1982 1a. Director course (1-144) Chen Kaige (17), Tian Zhuangzhuang (15), Zhang Jianya* (15), Wu Ziniu (12), Peng Xiaolian (11), Xia Gang (11), Li Shaohong (10), Liu Miaomiao (8), Hu Mei (8), Zhang Junzhao (7), Jin Tao (7), Jiang Haiyang (5), Wang Ziyin (4), Jiang Weihe* (4), Xie Xiaojing* (4), Cui Xiaoqin* (4), Bai Hong (3), Li Xiaojun* (2), Zhou Wei (2), Li Ziyu (2), Ying Qi (1), Li Shaoxu (1), Zhao Jin (1) 1b. Cinematographer course (145-216) Zhang Yimou (25), Lu Yue (7), Xiao Feng (7), Gu Changwei (7), Mu Deyuan (5), Zhang Li (4), Xing Shumin (3), Hou Yong (3), Wang Xiaolie (3), Liang Ming* (2), Sun Cheng (2), Wang Lianping (1), Zheng Ming (1), Shen Xinghao (1), Zhi Lei (1), Zhao Fei*** (1) 1c. Art department course (217-264) Huo Jianqi (13), Feng Xiaoning (11), He Qun (8), Yin Li (6), Zhang Bingjian (2), Shi Jiandu (2), Han Gang (1), Liu Yichuan (1), Ma Huiwu (1), Li Jingsong (1), Hao Bing (1), Jiang Xiaozhen (1) 1d. Sound design course (265-274) Ning Ying (10) 1e. Acting course (275-286) Chen Guoxing* (12), Jia Dongshuo (1) 1f. Animation course (287-314) Ai Weiwei (14), Liu Zuofeng (8), Hu Yihong (3), Chen Sanwei (1), Li Geng (1), Zhang Xiaoan (1) 2 - Other Directors 2a. Associated figures who directed a feature in the 1980s (315-420) Huang Jianxin (15), Zhou Xiaowen (12), Sun Zhou (11), Xu Geng (9), Mai Lisi & Sai Fu (9), He Ping (8), Zhang Zeming (5), Wang Jixing (5), Yu Xiaoyang (5), Dai Sijie (4), Ye Daying (4), Song Jiangbo (4), Yang Fengliang* (4), Han Sanping** (2), Chen Lizhou (2), Xie Hong (2), Chen Guojun (2), Zheng Hua (2), Shi Chenfeng* (2) , Guo Fangfang** (2), Pan Peicheng (1), Weng Luming (1), Kang Jianning (1), Yan Xiaozhui (1), Chen Lu** (1) 2b. Associated figures who didn’t direct a feature until after the 1980s (421-474) Feng Xiaogang (18), Yang Yazhou* (9), Jiang Wen (6), Lei Xianhe* (4), Chen Peisi (3), Gu Rong (2), Wang Xingjun (2), Lu Xiaowei (2), Dong Zhenye (2), Liu Baolin** (2), Zhang Xiaomin (1), Li Xian (1), Guo Lin (1), Wang Xinsheng (1), Lu Wei (1), Wang Shuo (1), Zheng Xiaolong (1), Zeng Nianping (1), Zhu Shimao (1), Zhang Rui (1), Jiang Hao** (1) 3 - One-off films related to the movement 3a. Related narrative films (475-476) - The Last Emperor (1987, Bernardo Bertolucci) - Buddha’s Lock (1987, Yim Ho) 3b. Documentaries about the Fifth Generation movement or specific Fifth Generation films (477-482) - New Chinese Cinema (1989, Tony Rayns) - Arena: Zhang Yimou (1993, Christopher Bruce) - Zhang Yimou's "Shadow" (2018, Wang Peng) - A New Appreciation of Chinese Cinema: Tony Rayns on Red Sorghum (2018, Gu Pengyuan) - The Movie For The Next Century: Tony Rayns on The Horse Thief (2019, Gu Pengyuan) - An Innovative Feature Film Debut: Tony Rayns on The Black Cannon Incident (2019, Gu Pengyuan) 4. Television series / adjacent filmmakers working only in television (483-495) - Zhen San (1986, Lin Danqing, 10 episodes) - The Temptation of Tibet (1988, Liu Lang, feature) - A Native of Beijing in New York (1993, Feng Xiaogang & Zheng Xiaolong, 21 episodes) - Haier Brothers (1995, Liu Zuofeng, 212 episodes) - Yongzheng Dynasty (1999, Hu Mei, 44 episodes) - Palace of Desire (2000, Li Shaohong, 40 episodes) - Towards the Republic (2001, Zhang Li, 60 episodes) - The Emperor in Han Dynasty (2005, Hu Mei, 58 episodes) - Ming Dynasty 1566 (2007, Zhang Li, 46 episodes) - Golden Wedding (2007, Zheng Xiaolong, 50 episodes) - Empresses in the Palace (2011, Zheng Xiaolong, 76 episodes) - Red Sorghum (2014, Zheng Xiaolong, 60 episodes) - Palace of Devotion (2021, Li Shaohong, 61 episodes) —— * at least one film in this list from this director appears in another section due to having multiple 5th gen directors ** all films shown in this list are co-directed by another list director, so this director doesn’t have their own section *** titles under this section are likely incorrectly attributed at present - now under review. —— Information on this list about directors is more trustworthy than the info on IMDb. If you’re wondering why a director is absent, it’s likely because they are actually a fourth generation director.
  3. Zhang Lu feature filmography's icon

    Zhang Lu feature filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0.
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    Chinese Westerns

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. Suggestions appreciated!
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