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JohnSpecialK’s Film Reviews

About me: Beethoven fan, author of "Beethoven's Only Beloved: Josephine!" (http://www.createspace.com/3740694,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:JohnSpecialK). Favorite movies by Altman, Buñuel, Chabrol, Fellini, Godard, Herzog, Jeunet, Kieślowski, Kubrick, Leone, Lynch, Polanski, Rohmer, Russell, Truffaut, Visconti, Wenders.
My website: www.amazon.com/John-E-Klapproth/e/B0069Z2PVM/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1364455405&sr=8-1.

85 Films have been rated or reviewed by JohnSpecialK.

Dilbert (TV Series)Dilbert (TV Series) (1999-2000)
3 stars (Good Enough)
Christmas Carol, AChristmas Carol, A (1977)Recommended
Charles Dickens Collection, TheCharles Dickens Collection, The (The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Martin Chuzzlewit, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend) (1977-2000)
4 stars (Very Good)
DVD $239.95
A Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol (2009)
DeliveranceDeliverance (1972)Aro Favourite
5 stars (Exceptional) Extremely haunting.
DVD $25 $18.75
DelicatessenDelicatessen (1992)Aro Favourite
4 stars (Very Good) Shows that cannibalism can be fun!
Death of a SalesmanDeath of a Salesman (1985)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional)
Death in VeniceDeath in Venice (1971)
5 stars (Exceptional)
GiantGiant (1956)Recommended
4 stars (Very Good)
DVD $15 $11.25
Rebel Without a CauseRebel Without a Cause (1955)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional)
DVD $30 $22.50
East of EdenEast of Eden (1955)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional)
DVD $30 $22.50
Dead of NightDead of Night (1945)Aro Favourite
4 stars (Very Good)
DVD $25 $12.50, $25 $18.75
Dead CalmDead Calm (1989)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional)
Dangerous LiaisonsDangerous Liaisons (1988)Recommended
4 stars (Very Good)
Dances with WolvesDances with Wolves (1990)Recommended
4 stars (Very Good)
DVD $29.95 | Blu-Ray $34.95
Damned, TheDamned, The (1968)
4 stars (Very Good)
Cyrano De BergeracCyrano De Bergerac (1990)Recommended
4 stars (Very Good)
Cyrano De Bergerac (1950)
3 stars (Good Enough)
Crucible, TheCrucible, The (1996)Recommended
4 stars (Very Good)
DVD $15 $7.50, $20 $15
Wallace and Gromit - A Close ShaveWallace and Gromit - A Close Shave (1995)Recommended
3 stars (Good Enough)
Creature Comforts (TV Series)Creature Comforts (TV Series) (2003)
4 stars (Very Good)
DVD $19.95, $19.95, $19.95, $19.95
Count of Monte Cristo, TheCount of Monte Cristo, The (2001)
5 stars (Exceptional)
DVD $29.95 $22.45
Marjoe Marjoe (1972)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional)
Root of All Evil?, TheRoot of All Evil?, The (2004)
5 stars (Exceptional)
Richard Dawkins: Growing up in the UniverseRichard Dawkins: Growing up in the Universe (1991)
5 stars (Exceptional)
DVD $20 $15
Conspirators of PleasureConspirators of Pleasure (1996)
4 stars (Very Good)
Colonel Chabert, LeColonel Chabert, Le (1995)
5 stars (Exceptional)
City of Lost ChildrenCity of Lost Children (1995)Aro Favourite
4 stars (Very Good)
Cinema of UneaseCinema of Unease (1996)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional)
Noam Chomsky: Power and Terror In Our TimesNoam Chomsky: Power and Terror In Our Times (2002)
5 stars (Exceptional)
DVD $19.95 $10
Noam Chomsky: Distorted MoralityNoam Chomsky: Distorted Morality (2002)
4 stars (Very Good)
Manufacturing ConsentManufacturing Consent (1992)Aro Favourite
5 stars (Exceptional)
Quiet Days in ClichyQuiet Days in Clichy (1992)
4 stars (Very Good)
Boucher, LeBoucher, Le (The Butcher) (1969)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional)
Opening NightOpening Night (1977)
3 stars (Good Enough)
DVD $24.95
Killing of a Chinese Bookie, TheKilling of a Chinese Bookie, The (1976)Recommended
4 stars (Very Good)
Woman Under the Influence, AWoman Under the Influence, A (1974)Recommended
4 stars (Very Good)
DVD $24.95
FacesFaces (1968)Aro Favourite
3 stars (Good Enough)
DVD $24.95
John Cassavetes Collection BoxsetJohn Cassavetes Collection Boxset (Shadows, Faces, A Woman Under the Influence, Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Opening Night) (1959-1977)
4 stars (Very Good)
ShadowsShadows (1959)
3 stars (Good Enough)
DVD $24.95
Fellini's CasanovaFellini's Casanova (1976)
5 stars (Exceptional)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidButch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional)
Burnt By the SunBurnt By the Sun (1994)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional) Haunting!
Poster (F) $7.95
That Obscure Object of DesireThat Obscure Object of Desire (1977)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional)
DVD $45 $33.75
Phantom of Liberty, ThePhantom of Liberty, The (1974)
5 stars (Exceptional)
DVD $19.95
Discreet Charm of the BourgeiosieDiscreet Charm of the Bourgeiosie (1972)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional)
TristanaTristana (1971)
5 stars (Exceptional)
Milky Way, TheMilky Way, The (1968)
5 stars (Exceptional)
Belle De JourBelle De Jour (Beauty of the Day) (1967)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional)
DVD $39.95
Diary of a ChambermaidDiary of a Chambermaid (1964)
5 stars (Exceptional)
DVD $14.95
Exterminating Angel, TheExterminating Angel, The (1962)Aro Favourite
5 stars (Exceptional)
DVD $34.95
ViridianaViridiana (1961)
5 stars (Exceptional)
Young One, TheYoung One, The (La Joven; White Trash) (1960)
4 stars (Very Good)
Las HurdesLas Hurdes (Land Without Bread) (1933)
4 stars (Very Good)
Un Chien AndalouUn Chien Andalou (1928)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional)
Buffet Froid (Cold Cuts)Buffet Froid (Cold Cuts) (1979)
5 stars (Exceptional)
Buffalo Bill and the IndiansBuffalo Bill and the Indians (1976)
4 stars (Very Good)
BrazilBrazil (1985)Aro Favourite
4 stars (Very Good)
DVD $25 $18.75
BraindeadBraindead (Dead Alive) (1992)Recommended
3 stars (Good Enough)
DVD $40
Blow UpBlow Up (Blow-Up) (1966)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional)
Beethoven's NephewBeethoven's Nephew (1985)
3 stars (Good Enough) portrays the uncle as furious and tyrannical, obsessed and insanely jealous. Even though the film elicits a deep sympathy for his torment, it concentrates too much on only one aspect of his life – not surprisingly, given its plot being based on novels.
Magnificent Rebel, TheMagnificent Rebel, The (1961)
2 stars (Good Try) This film is a good little intro to the music of Beethoven for those who don\'t know anything about his life and work.
Copying BeethovenCopying Beethoven (2006)
2 stars (Good Try) a fantasy, a made–up story to give us some insight into what might have been; the screenplay is very \"inventive\".
DVD $20 $10
In Search of BeethovenIn Search of Beethoven (2009)Recommended
1 star (Turkey) a documentary, dominated by Anglo–American “experts”. Maudlin, sentimental. Despite the acclaim it received, one is left with the feeling that he did not really find him! A (still questionable) selection of lots of excellent music is just not enough.
DVD $34.95
AmadeusAmadeus (1984)Aro Favourite
4 stars (Very Good) Not anywhere near the truth as the claim that Salieri killed Mozart goes, but Mozart\'s weirdness is well characterized!
Immortal BelovedImmortal Beloved (1994)
The long overdue soap opera picture, Hollywood–style, received nevertheless only \"mixed\" reviews. The (disintegrated) plot is simply beyond belief: It turns out that she is none other than his hated sister–in–law Johanna!
Magical Mystery TourMagical Mystery Tour (1967)
2 stars (Good Try)
Black SabbathBlack Sabbath (Three Faces of Fear) (1963)Recommended
4 stars (Very Good)
Mask of SatanMask of Satan (Black Sunday) (1960)Aro Favourite
4 stars (Very Good)
Mario Bava CollectionMario Bava Collection (Black Sunday, Black Sabbath, Hatchet For a Honeymoon, Shock, Mario Bava: Maestro of the Macabre) (1960-1977)Recommended
4 stars (Very Good)
Bad TasteBad Taste (1987)Aro Favourite
4 stars (Very Good)
At Last the 1948 ShowAt Last the 1948 Show (1967)
4 stars (Very Good)
DVD $44.95
HomeHome (2009)Recommended
2 stars (Good Try)
DVD $20 $10
Apocalypse Now ReduxApocalypse Now Redux (1979)Aro Favourite
4 stars (Very Good)
DVD $19.95 | Blu-Ray $39.95
An Angel at My TableAn Angel at My Table (1990)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional)
DVD $25
TesisTesis (Thesis) (1996)Recommended
3 stars (Good Enough)
Sea Inside, TheSea Inside, The (Mar Adentro) (2004)Aro Favourite
5 stars (Exceptional)
DVD $20 $15
Others, TheOthers, The (2001)Recommended
4 stars (Very Good)
AgoraAgora (2009)Recommended
1 star (Turkey)
DVD $34.95
Open Your EyesOpen Your Eyes (Abre Los Ojos) (1997)Recommended
3 stars (Good Enough)
DVD $24.95 $18.70
AmelieAmelie (2001)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional)
AliceAlice (1988)Recommended
4 stars (Very Good)
DVD $20 $10
19001900 (Novecento) (1976)
5 stars (Exceptional)
1492: Conquest of Paradise1492: Conquest of Paradise (2002)
3 stars (Good Enough)
Doctor ZhivagoDoctor Zhivago (1965)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional)

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