Best Screenplay 1965

1927/28 through 1997

What were the best original and adapted screenplays of 1965?

Casanova 70 (Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Mario Monicelli, Tonino Guerra, Giorgio Salvioni, and Suso Cecchi d'Amico
0
No votes
Darling (Frederic Raphael)
5
17%
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (Jack Davies and Ken Annakin)
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No votes
The Train (Franklin Coen and Frank Davis)
1
3%
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy)
8
28%
Cat Ballou (Walter Newman and Frank Pierson)
0
No votes
The Collector (Stanley Mann and John Kohn)
9
31%
Doctor Zhivago (Robert Bolt)
6
21%
Ship of Fools (Abby Mann)
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No votes
A Thousand Clowns (Herb Gardner)
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No votes
 
Total votes: 29

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Re: Best Screenplay 1965

Postby Big Magilla » Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:06 am

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Heksagon wrote:
Big Magilla wrote: The full-length film in English was posted to YouTube today, but has since been moved via link to http://watch.fullmovieshd.club/play.php?movie=3520

The site is free but you have to register with them in order to view the film.

Um, what is that site? If I go there will malware recruit my computer to spy for them?


Any of these "free" sites where you have to provide your credit card information are giant no-nos in my book.

I wouldn't provide credit card information either, but all I can see they are looking for is an e-mail address. However, as has been previously pointed out you can watch the film on YouTube in German. It's crap no matter what language you watch it in.
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Re: Best Screenplay 1965

Postby Precious Doll » Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:11 am

Original: The Train (Yes, I have seen Casanova '70)
Adapted: The Collector

Omissions: Repulsion, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, Return to the Ashes, The Loved One, The Sand of Kalahari, The Chase and The Naked Kiss.
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Re: Best Screenplay 1965

Postby Precious Doll » Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:47 am

Mister Tee wrote:So -- nine people have seen Casanova 70? (That's how many have voted in original screenplay) Nice work tracking it down.


It was released in the UK about 5 fives ago on DVD. Though now no longer available second hand copies can probably be purchased somewhere on the internet. However, really, the film is not work the expense that that would cost.
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Re: Best Screenplay 1965

Postby The Original BJ » Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:24 am

Heksagon wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:
Mister Tee wrote:So -- nine people have seen Casanova 70? (That's how many have voted in original screenplay) Nice work tracking it down.

The full-length film in English was posted to YouTube today, but has since been moved via link to http://watch.fullmovieshd.club/play.php?movie=3520

The site is free but you have to register with them in order to view the film.

Um, what is that site? If I go there will malware recruit my computer to spy for them?


Any of these "free" sites where you have to provide your credit card information are giant no-nos in my book.

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Re: Best Screenplay 1965

Postby Heksagon » Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:09 am

Big Magilla wrote:
Mister Tee wrote:So -- nine people have seen Casanova 70? (That's how many have voted in original screenplay) Nice work tracking it down.

The full-length film in English was posted to YouTube today, but has since been moved via link to http://watch.fullmovieshd.club/play.php?movie=3520

The site is free but you have to register with them in order to view the film.

Um, what is that site? If I go there will malware recruit my computer to spy for them?

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Re: Best Screenplay 1965

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:06 pm

Mister Tee wrote:So -- nine people have seen Casanova 70? (That's how many have voted in original screenplay) Nice work tracking it down.

The full-length film in English was posted to YouTube today, but has since been moved via link to http://watch.fullmovieshd.club/play.php?movie=3520

The site is free but you have to register with them in order to view the film.
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Re: Best Screenplay 1965

Postby Kellens101 » Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:40 pm

I know right. That is so obnoxious. For example, I looked to see of Netflix had Mission Impossible the complete series, which it previously did. Then, it was all gone. And they don't usually take away tv shows.

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Re: Best Screenplay 1965

Postby The Original BJ » Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:38 pm

Mister Tee wrote:So -- nine people have seen Casanova 70? (That's how many have voted in original screenplay) Nice work tracking it down.


What annoys me is that it had been available on Netflix streaming for the longest time -- I even double-checked when you asked about it a couple weeks ago -- and then suddenly, as if at the exact moment I went to finally watch it, it was no longer available.

I think a lot about Netflix is pretty great, but if there's one thing that consistently drives me crazy it's the way titles go in and out of streaming availability with virtually zero notice.

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Re: Best Screenplay 1965

Postby Mister Tee » Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:18 pm

So -- nine people have seen Casanova 70? (That's how many have voted in original screenplay) Nice work tracking it down.

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Re: Best Screenplay 1965

Postby ksrymy » Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:44 pm

"Cherbourg" is the greatest musical ever made, so that's an easy choice.
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Re: Best Screenplay 1965

Postby Big Magilla » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:59 pm

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This was not a very good year for originals, though I'd submit that Shenandoah, The Slender Thread, The Battle of the Bluge and even The Naked Kiss were better than Casanova '70 and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

Darling was extremely well regarded at the time, but hasn't aged particularly well.

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines was a lot more fun for most of the way, but is too lightweight for a win.

The Train was a well constructed story that still holds up. In lieu of any thing better among the nominees, it gets my vote.

Adapted

Woman in the Dunes, A Patch of Blue, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and The Pawnbroker are the most obvious omissions here. They were all superior to A Thousand Clowns and even Cat Ballou.

Doctor Zhivago, despite condensing a voluminous novel to a handful of major characters, is still somewhat confusing. It deserved all of its technical wins, but not screenplay.

Ship of Fools also takes a voluminous work and reduces it to its essentials, but is more focused.

The Collector both captures the essence of the novel and is a completely mesmerizing cinematic experience in its own right. It may not be the best screenplay ever written, but it's the best of the nominees and gets my vote.
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Re: Best Screenplay 1965

Postby nightwingnova » Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:05 pm

What choices, especially under adapted?

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Best Screenplay 1965

Postby Kellens101 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:54 pm

What were the best screenplays of 1965?
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