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The Palme d'Or - How Many Have You Seen? 
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23 for me (so far):

"La Dolce Vita"
"Viridiana"
"The Knack... and How to Get It"
"Blow-Up"
"If...."
"M*A*S*H"
"Scarecrow"
"The Conversation"
"Taxi Driver"
"Apocalypse Now"
"All That Jazz"
"Missing"
"Paris, Texas"
"The Mission"
"Sex, Lies and Videotape"
"Wild at Heart"
"Barton Fink"
"Pulp Fiction"
"Secrets and Lies"
"The Pianist"
"Elephant"
"Fahrenheit 9/11"
"The Tree of Life"

Interesting how "If...." and "All That Jazz" were entered after their initial theatrical releases (which pretty much doesn't happen anymore).


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I used to try to see all Palme d'Or winners, but lost the desire, as too many "artistic" films are not particularly interesting and after seeing a few hundred of them, do not seem particularly original either.
Still, I value Palme d'Or way beyond Oscar, as Cannes tries to award trailblazing films, predict trends etc., as opposed to awarding well polished big budget trivial stories. Some of these trends, like Italian political thrillers do not represent much interest to a movie goer anymore.
BTW, Cannes festival was legit for a few years before 1955, but Palme d'Or was called Grand Prix (not to confuse with Grand Prix awarded to the runner-up in later years), so I will include some older films
The Third Man (1949)
Two Cents Worth of Hope (Due soldi di speranza) (1952)
The Wages of Fear (Le salaire de la peur) (1954)
1960: La Dolce Vita
1961: Viridiana
1964: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
1966: A Man and a Woman
1967: Blow-Up
1969: If...
1970: MASH
1971: The Go-Between
1973: The Hireling
1974: The Conversation
1976: Taxi Driver
1978: The Tree of Wooden Clogs
1979: Apocalypse Now/ The Tin Drum
1980: All That Jazz/ Kagemusha
1981: Man of Iron
1982: Missing
1983: The Ballad of Narayama
1984: Paris, Texas
1985: When Father Was Away on Business
1986: The Mission
1987: Under the Sun of Satan
1988: Pelle the Conqueror
1989: Sex, Lies, and Videotape
1990: Wild at Heart
1991: Barton Fink
1994: Pulp Fiction
1995: Underground
1996: Secrets & Lies
1997: Taste of Cherry / The Eel
1998: Eternity and a Day
2007: 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
2009: The White Ribbon

35, or including prior to 1955 38 films. A few on the shortlist (which will take a long time): Blue Is the Warmest Colour, Amour, The Child, Rosetta, Pianist, Dancer in the Dark.


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1970: MASH
1976: Taxi Driver
1979: Apocalypse Now
1982: Missing
1984: Paris, Texas
1989: Sex, Lies, and Videotape
1990: Wild at Heart
1991: Barton Fink
1993: The Piano
1994: Pulp Fiction
1996: Secrets & Lies
2002: The Pianist
2003: Elephant
2004: Fahrenheit 9/11
2006: The Wind that Shakes the Barley
2007: 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
2009: The White Ribbon
2011: The Tree of Life
2012: Amour
2013: Blue is the Warmest Color

Pretty pathetic, and mostly the more recent titles (I'm an unashamed fan of modern cinema). Will be sure to catch up on the more interesting sounding ones.


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Not many...

JamesKunz wrote:

1976: Taxi Driver
1979: Apocalypse Now
1986: The Mission
1989: Sex, Lies, and Videotape
1991: Barton Fink
1994: Pulp Fiction
2002: The Pianist
2004: Fahrenheit 9/11
2007: 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days



Personally, the best from those is Apocalypse Now. Such a great film. My least favorite? Probably The Mission or 4M,3W,2D.

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JamesKunz wrote:
    1961: Viridiana
    1970: MASH
    1976: Taxi Driver
    1979: Apocalypse Now
    1980: All That Jazz
    1991: Barton Fink
    1994: Pulp Fiction
    2002: The Pianist
    2003: Elephant
    2004: Fahrenheit 9/11
    2011: The Tree of Life



I own a copy of Underground but I still haven't gotten around to it. I really should catch up on a number of these.

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Personally, the best from those is Apocalypse Now. Such a great film. My least favorite? Probably The Mission or 4M,3W,2D.


Hmmmm what's your issue with the Romanian one?

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Thief12 wrote:
Personally, the best from those is Apocalypse Now. Such a great film. My least favorite? Probably The Mission or 4M,3W,2D.

Agree with Apocalypse Now as being the best (at least from those I've seen). But imo you are wrong on 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days, that's a very good film (a solid 8/10er).


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Re: 4M, 3W & 2D... most of all, I thought it was a bit of a chore to get through. Solid performances, but an awkward, and sometimes tedious, directing capped by the abrupt and anti-climatic ending. That said, I didn't dislike it. I thought it had some interesting things and it seemed to be pretty realistic, but not much else. It would probably get a C or C+ from me.

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Re: 4M, 3W & 2D... most of all, I thought it was a bit of a chore to get through. Solid performances, but an awkward, and sometimes tedious, directing capped by the abrupt and anti-climatic ending. That said, I didn't dislike it. I thought it had some interesting things and it seemed to be pretty realistic, but not much else. It would probably get a C or C+ from me.


Anti-climactic? Their friendship is utterly destroyed by the harrowing evening. What did you want? A murder.

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Thief12 wrote:
Re: 4M, 3W & 2D... most of all, I thought it was a bit of a chore to get through. Solid performances, but an awkward, and sometimes tedious, directing capped by the abrupt and anti-climatic ending. That said, I didn't dislike it. I thought it had some interesting things and it seemed to be pretty realistic, but not much else. It would probably get a C or C+ from me.


Anti-climactic? Their friendship is utterly destroyed by the harrowing evening. What did you want? A murder.


I wasn't referring to that. I meant that the ending was abrupt. I wasn't expecting for the film to just end.

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As of writing, I've seen 20 Palme d'Or winners:

1956: The Silent World
1960: La Dolce Vita
1967: Blow-Up
1969: If...
1970: MASH
1974: The Conversation
1976: Taxi Driver
1979: Apocalypse Now/ The Tin Drum
1984: Paris, Texas
1986: The Mission
1990: Wild at Heart
1991: Barton Fink
1993: The Piano
1994: Pulp Fiction
2003: Elephant
2004: Fahrenheit 9/11
2009: The White Ribbon
2010: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
2011: The Tree of Life

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- Unlike the Oscars, there are (in my opinion) far fewer middling or bad movies here. Fahrenheit 9/11 springs to mind, and I think that's a anomaly: a year into the Iraq War the French were probably more than thrilled to give a movie made by an American that sharply criticized the war the Golden Palm (though Tarantino was the Jury President, so who knows). Other than that, there are certainly movies that I didn't like -- or in the case of Elephant, hated -- but there are very few, if any, movies I would call "middlebrow" or empty spectacle.
- The choices here have dated in many cases just as poorly (if not worse) than the Academy's picks. There are at least a dozen movies on here that I've never heard of. Even some of the recent ones have no cachet at all: I have The Wind That Shakes the Barley on my Instant Q, but I haven't heard anyone talk about it since 2006.
-America's done pretty well, despite occasionally frigid relationships between our nations. WOOOO MOVIES!


I think that it's important to remember that the way in which the winner of the Academy Award and of the Golden Palm respectively are determined is very different, particularly with regard to the voting bodies. The Golden Palm isn't really a French movie award, because the jury isn't primarily composed of French filmmakers etc. but international. Also, the fact that it's a jury by filmmakers rather than a large voting body might explain that the Golden Palm tends to get awarded to arty, sometimes experimental and often risky movies whereas there have been a number of populist, mainstream Oscar winners, which seem like safe choices.


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