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Guy Maddin
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Date of Birth: Feb 28, 1956

Country: Canada

Biography: Guy Maddin, OM (born February 28, 1956) is a Canadian screenwriter, director, cinematographer and film editor of both features and short films from Winnipeg, Manitoba. His most distinctive quality is his penchant for recreating the look and style of silent or early sound era films which has solidified his popularity and acclaim in alternative film circles...(wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 44 - You've Seen 43

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Titles You've Ranked (43)
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The Forbidden Room The Forbidden Room (2015)
Summary: An apparently chaotic, yet always significant nightmare with countless fantastic plotlines inspired by real, imaginary and photographic memories of films from the silent era now lost.
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Puberty Puberty (2014)
Summary: Maddin's frequent collaborator Evan Johnson (who is co-director on The Forbidden Room) presents four visuals essays, ranging from one and a half to four minutes in length: Puberty, Colours, Elms, and Cold, each representing a visual exploration of a specific theme.
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Elms Elms (2014)
Summary: Maddin's frequent collaborator Evan Johnson (who is co-director on The Forbidden Room) presents four visuals essays, ranging from one and a half to four minutes in length: Puberty, Colours, Elms, and Cold, each representing a visual exploration of a specific theme.
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Colours Colours (2014)
Summary: Maddin's frequent collaborator Evan Johnson (who is co-director on The Forbidden Room) presents four visuals essays, ranging from one and a half to four minutes in length: Puberty, Colours, Elms, and Cold, each representing a visual exploration of a specific theme.
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Send Me to the Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair (2009)  - Short Film
Summary: A woman sent is sent to an electric chair that reads the images of her mind.
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It It's My Mother's Birthday Today (2008)  - Short Film
Summary: Guy Maddin directed this short biopic on the castrato known as the Manitoba Meadowlark, Dov Houle, who performed on tour with the film "Brand Upon the Brain!" (mubi.com)
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Spanky: To the Pier and Back Spanky: To the Pier and Back (2008)  - Short Film
Summary: A little dog wanders on the beach.
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The Little White Cloud That Cried The Little White Cloud That Cried (2009)  - Short Film
Summary: The Little White Cloud That Cried, made in tribute to underground filmmaker Jack Smith, and described as: "Goddesses unharnessing the power of the sea and putting it into a whole new element as they engaged in orgiastic battles and whoopla." (cinematical.com)
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97 Percent True 97 Percent True (2008)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: Documentary featuring interviews with director Guy Madden and his collaborators
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Cold Cold (2014)
Summary: Maddin's frequent collaborator Evan Johnson (who is co-director on The Forbidden Room) presents four visuals essays, ranging from one and a half to four minutes in length: Puberty, Colours, Elms, and Cold, each representing a visual exploration of a specific theme
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Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton (2015)  - Short Film
Summary: Guided by the spirit of "The Cuadecuc Manifesto" (coined by co-director Evan Johnson and inspired by Pere Portabella's 1970 experimental cult documentary, Cuadecuc, vampir), Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton is a strange, stirring behind-the-scenes look at Paul Gross's new feature, Hyena Road. Shot on location at CFB Shilo near Brandon, Manitoba, and in Aqaba, Jordan, the film mixes deep contrast black-and-white expressionism with wry and raw western revisionism reminiscent of Sam Peckinpa
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And So to Bed And So to Bed (1999)
Summary: Explores the value of the bed in contemporary North America. This documentary visits the physical, mental, cultural and social experience of being in bed. At the Moonlight Bunny Ranch bordello, at the Nevada State Penitentiary and with filmmaker Guy Maddin on his lakeside cot are a few of the bedlidites who welcome us to their beds where we are literally, one-third of our lives, places in which we imagine who we are, how we should live our lives and how our lives should be fulfilled. (edgelandfilms.com)
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It Came from Kuchar It Came from Kuchar (2009)
Summary: IT CAME FROM KUCHAR is the definitive, feature documentary about the legendary, underground filmmaking twins, the Kuchar brothers. George and Mike Kuchar have inspired two generations of filmmakers, actors, musicians, and artists with their zany, "no budget" films and with their uniquely enchanting spirits. (imdb)
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Death of the Reel Death of the Reel (2008)
Summary: Guy Maddin (played by, yes, Guy Maddin) reads a newspaper article declaring the death of cinema in the United States. He decides to ride - or fly - to the rescue. The idea is that the young people have been zombified by their iPhones and iPods and have become celluloid illiterates who watch postage stamp-sized movies on tiny screens. Maddin comes to Kansas to save cinema. (imdb)
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The 1000 Eyes of Dr. Maddin The 1000 Eyes of Dr. Maddin (2015)
Summary: Yves Montmayeur goes into the universe of unclassifiable filmmaker, movie lover primitive winner in Sitges 2002 with Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary and who many describe as the Canadian David Lynch. A beautiful and comprehensive picture of Guy Maddin and his unclassifiable imagination.
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The International Style The International Style (1983)  - Short Film
Summary: The final instalment of John Paizs' "Three Worlds of Nick" trilogy is an amusing melange of '60s spy thrillers and other classics. Super secret agent Nick attempts to liberate a top secret microchip from the clutches of multimillionaire Quinton Frost. Paizs pokes fun at the jet set, the Cold War and Jean-Paul Sartre. (karagarga.net)
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Oak, Ivy, and Other Dead Elms Oak, Ivy, and Other Dead Elms (1982)  - Short Film
Summary: In the second instalment of "The Three Worlds of Nick", Paizs' silent hero sets off to college where he meets Brock West. Unwittingly, Nick becomes involved in attempts to restore an old campus hangout and in the dirty political tricks swirling around a hard fought student election. (karagarga.net)
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Vinyl Vinyl (2000)
Summary: Alan Zweig investigates the wacky world of record collecting. (imdb)
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Guy Maddin: Waiting for Twilight Guy Maddin: Waiting for Twilight (1997)
Summary: This film shows many clips from most of Maddin's films up to Twilight of the Ice Nymphs, including Careful and Archangel. (imdb)
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Manuelle Labor Manuelle Labor (2007)  - Short Film
Summary: vant-garde filmmaker Marie Losier helms and stars in the 10-minute experimental short Manuelle Labor, which represents her first collaboration with surrealist Guy Maddin. Losier plays Manuelle, a pretty young woman with a hairy belly who gives birth to Maddin's hands. (artistdirect.com)
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Keyhole Keyhole (2011)
Summary: Gangster and deadbeat dad, Ulysses Pick, embarks on an unusual journey through his home. (imdb)
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Footsteps Footsteps (2008)  - Short Film
Summary: Footsteps juxtaposes scenes from Brand Upon The Brain! with the sound crew in their lab doing foley effects, including some questionable techniques of bare-butt-slapping and horse's-ass-kissing. (deeperintomovies.net)
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Twilight of the Ice Nymphs Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (1997)
Summary: A political prisoner is returning to his Mandragoran home when he embarks on a passionate affair with a young woman.
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Careful Careful (1992)
Summary: In the remote Alpine village of Tolzbad at the turn of the century, people talk quietly and restrain their movements lest avalanches come and kill them (imdb)
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Archangel Archangel (1990)
Summary: A surrealistic film in which a strangely assorted group of people come together in the Russian Arctic at the height of the revolution and World War One. (imdb)
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Tales from the Gimli Hospital Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988)
Summary: While their mother is dying in the modern Gimli, Manitoba hospital, two young children are told an important tale by their Icelandic grandmother about Ainar the lonely, his friend Gunnar, and the angelic Snjofrieder in a Gimli of old. (imdb)
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The Heart of the World The Heart of the World (2000)  - Short Film
Summary: References/parodies soviet montage cinema of the 1920s, German Expressionism of the 1920s, and silent melodrama film.
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Sissy Boy Slap Party Sissy Boy Slap Party (1995)  - Short Film
Summary: Musical mantra derived from machine-gun micro-montage. (imdb)
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Dracula: Pages from a Virgin Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary (2002)
Summary: Beautifully transposing the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's interpretation of Bram Stoker's classic vampire yarn from stage to screen, Guy Maddin has forged a sumptuous, erotically charged feast of dance, drama and shadow. (Zeitgeist Films)
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The Saddest Music in the World The Saddest Music in the World (2003)
Summary: It's 1933 in Winnipeg and the Great Depression is in full bloom. Beer Baroness Lady Port-Huntly (Rossellini) announces a global competition to determine the saddest music in the world, and musicians from across the globe pour into town to vie for the whopping $25,000 prize. Part musical melodrama, part tongue-in-cheek social satire, Guy Maddin's expressionistic film achieves a level of lunacy rarely seen since the Marx Brothers. (IFC Films)
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The Dead Father The Dead Father (1986)  - Short Film
Summary: The patriarch of a troubled clan dies, but the resentment and yearning of the eldest son conspire to bring the errant father back for periodic visits in an only partially living state (imdb)
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Odilon Redon or The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity Odilon Redon or The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity (1995)  - Short Film
Summary: A father and son ride the rails in their powerful locomotive. Witnessing a crash between two other engines, they rescue the lone survivor, Berenice, and meke her a part of their family. All is well until the father and son become rivals for the girl's affections and perform a series of daredevil feats to win her heart. (imdb)
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Sombra dolorosa Sombra dolorosa (2004)  - Short Film
Summary: In this Maxi-Mexi-Melancolour short, the widow Paramo attempts to prevent further familial tragedy - her daughter Dolores wants to join her father, the recently deceased Don Paramo, in death - by taking on El Muerto, Death himself, in the wrestling ring. (zunior.com)
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Fancy, Fancy Being Rich Fancy, Fancy Being Rich (2002)  - Short Film
Summary: About a lonely housemaid who can never find lasting love. (imdb comments)
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Odin Odin's Shield Maiden (2007)  - Short Film
Summary: The shield maiden of Gimli yearns for the drowned fisherman Mundi. This poetic short from Guy Maddin (Tales From Gimli Hospital, The Saddest Music in the World) mixes fact and myth-making in glorious black and white. (atlantic.bside.com)
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Hospital Fragment Hospital Fragment (1999)  - Short Film
Summary: An impressionistic series of images inspired by "Tales From the Gimli Hospital". (imdb)
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Night Mayor Night Mayor (2009)  - Short Film
Summary: Winnipeg, 1939: Bosnian immigrant Nihad Ademi conceives of a way to harness the power of the Aurora Borealis in order to broadcast imagery of his vast and beloved adopted land from coast to coast to coast. (imdb)
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Nude Caboose Nude Caboose (2006)  - Short Film
Summary: A jovial shirtless man attempts to rouse a contingent of lethargic dancers to life in NUDE CABOOSE. His highjinks really get the deadbeats bustin' out until something unusual catches his eye. Dance floor seduction distilled into a fateful moment! (imdb)
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My Winnipeg My Winnipeg (2007)
Summary: A personal portrait of filmmaker Guy Maddin's hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba. (imdb)
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A Trip to the Orphanage A Trip to the Orphanage (2004)  - Short Film
Summary: While an opera singers sings in a snowy and cold street, we are allowed to witness a meeting between a man and a woman through blowing net curtains. The music is touched by sadness and the emotions of the characters are no different. Nearer they become while the singer sinks deeper into the melancholy.
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My Dad Is 100 Years Old My Dad Is 100 Years Old (2005)  - Short Film
Summary: My Dad Is 100 Years Old was made to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of my father's birth in 1906. I know that during his centennial year there will be occasions to celebrate and remember my father's work and I will be asked to present his films at screenings and give interviews. I wanted to say more than what I usually can say during those occasions (Isabella Rossellini)
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Brand Upon the Brain! Brand Upon the Brain! (2006)
Summary: Equal parts childhood reminiscence, Expressionist horror film, teen detectived serial, and Grand Guignol reverie, Brand upon the Brain! is a new cinematic spectacle from the unique mind of Canada's own Guy Maddin. (thefilmcompany.org)
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Cowards Bend the Knee Cowards Bend the Knee (2003)
Summary: A 10-part penny dreadful, a peepshow melodrama, loosely conceived around the filmmaker's autobiography, with an aesthetic that is one part "Vampire" serial, one part psycho fever-dream. (Film Forum)