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Suggestion: The Best Film You've Never Seen

In his book "The Best Film You've Never Seen: 35 Directors Champion the Forgotten or Critically Savaged Movies They Love" author Robert K. Elder interviewed 35 film directors about the movies that they consider to be the most overlooked or wrongly criticized films. 

Which of these films do you agree most needs more attention from audiences? 

Peter Bogdanovich - Trouble in Paradise 
Danny Boyle - Eureka 
Antonio Campos - Murder by Contract 
Austin Chick - After Dark, My Sweet 
Bill Condon - Sweet Charity 
Richard Curtis - Breaking Away 
John Dahl - Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me 
Guillermo del Toro - L'arcano incantatore 
Jay Duplass - Joe Versus the Volcano 
Sean Durkin - 10 Rillington Place 
Atom Egoyan - The Homecoming 
Alex Gibney - W.R. - Misterije organizma 
Brian Herzlinger - Killer Klowns from Outer Space 
Arthur Hiller - The Iceman Cometh 
Henry Jaglom - F for Fake 
Steve James - Le joli mai 
Rian Johnson - Under the Volcano 
Richard Kelly - Fearless 
Neil LaBute - Blume in Love 
Jonathan Levine - Can't Stop the Music 
Richard Linklater - Some Came Running 
Phil Lord - The Beaver Trilogy 
Guy Maddin - Breaking Away 
John McNaughton - Who'll Stop the Rain 
Frank Oz - Le procès 
Kimberly Peirce - Ugetsu monogatari 
Michael Polish - Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life 
Alex Proyas - The Swimmer 
The Brothers Quay - L'ange 
Kevin Smith - A Man for All Seasons 
Todd Solondz - The Honeymoon Killers 
Joe Swanberg - Ivansxtc 
John Waters - Boom 
John Woo - Le samouraï 
Edgar Wright - The Super Cops 

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066075667 

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Breaking Away gets my vote. But there's no need to have it twice, how about having just putting the two director's names together.

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Never mind, I just saw the list (but I would have made a title poll)

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Based on the description in the second Breaking Away? I wonder if Jen made the mistake on the movie the director was recommending.

"Breaking Away (1979) It's got something surrealist going in it. There's something mysterious and confusing emanating from all those shadows. This is maybe the most delirious of all film noirs ever made."
I haven't seen Breaking Away but I'm sure the cycling sports film isn't a film noir.

So? I guess this list won't ever be updated. Though, we can only hope for our prodigal Jen to return to the Daily Poll board.

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Apparently the film that Guy Maddin chose is The Chase (1946).