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90 inches of Celestial Chaos

Postby klondike » September 6th, 2009, 1:12 pm

Hey Neighbors!
It's Labor Day Weekend, and whereas for other families across this Fair Land, that might mean a day or two at the Lake or the Beach or the Ballpark, and likely a barbecue or a picnic or a reunion somewhere, here at Chateau Klondike it means housecleaning, top to bottom :x , aggravated this year by the necessity of wrapping up our week-long task of moving our business office from the second-storey rental down on the village square (where we'd been for 7 years) four blocks up the hill to our house (same street, different end). Although we average 20 employees or so, we've managed to streamline our company's business so that the physical office location needs be open only for one afternoon per week.
Tight fit that it may make for us at Valentine House, the move will save us over a thousand dollars in rent, lights & insurance every month, and we just could not justify continuing to pass-up those savings.
Anyway, as often happens during such efforts, my film library unit needed moving, and I've learnt the hard way never to attempt doing so with it "loaded".
This time, being in a particular hurry, I literally tossed all those DVD's & VHS's onto the sofa handful by willy-nilly handful; and being still in a bull-nosed hurry after the cleaning and relocation, I scooped up those chaotically spilt & intermingled films with the same disdain for order or even format, jamming them back in all helter-skelter, working from both ends in clutches of 2 - 5 movies at a time.
And taking a moment to catch my pentagenarian breath, and crack a fresh Dr. P, I noticed a delightful occurence - my films had grouped themselves into their own hurly-burly neighborhoods, like separate, tiny trade unions, of sorts, and crafty little fraternal lodges, so to speak, disregarding all former groupings of genre or alphabet or format.
How about your shelves? They ever get all star-crost and go walkabout?
Choosing just one of my four ninety-inch shelves, here's what my "uncorrected" cinema demography looks like now:

The Seven Samurai, Boy on a Dolphin, The Devil & Daniel Webster, The Corn is Green
The Beast from Hollow Mountain, Mrs. Brown, Walk on the Wild Side, Bad Day at Black Rock
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, His Girl Friday, The Queen, Sullivan's Travels
Kansas City Confidential, Westward The Women, Black Narcissus, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, 1776, Zotz!, Frailty, Darby O'Gill & the Little People, Johnny Belinda,
Curse of the Demon, The Asphalt Jungle, My Fair Lady, Pow Wow Highway
The Edge of the World, The Wind & the Lion, North By Northwest, Van Helsing
A Canterbury Tale, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, The Chimes At Midnight, To Kill a Mockingbird
Secret of the Incas, The Last Man on Earth, Nightmare Before Christmas, The Reckoning
The Magnificent Seven, The Street with No Name, The Stranger & the Gunfighter
Robin & Marian, I Know Where I'm Going, All About Eve, Waking Ned Devine
Legends of the Fall, Crime Wave, Fountainhead, The Advocate, Crossroads
Hair, Barbarella, Heart of the Rockies, The Boys & Girl from County Clare, Eyes in the Night
The Gang's All Here, Stairway to Heaven, Mesa of Lost Women
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Shack Out on 101, Children of a Lesser God
The House on Haunted Hill, City Slickers, Tales of Manhattan, Bonnie Scotland
Getting Even, The Master of Ballantrae, Cabin Boy, Miracle on 34th Street, Trouble in the Glen,The Milagro Beanfield War, Horror Express, Down to the Sea in Ships, The Valley of Gwangi, I Married a Witch, Lair of the White Worm, Dangerous Mission, Ma & Pa Kettle in Waikiki, Zardoz, Analyze This, The World in His Arms, Call Northside 777, A Walk in the Sun
Crimson Rivers, The Glass Key, The House of Yes, The Revolt of Mamie Stover, Lorna Doone
True Grit, The Cat People, The Wicker Man, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Ministry of Fear, A Lion is in The Streets, Iron Will, Branded, The Long, Long Trailer
The Pony Soldier, Dark Waters, The Quiet Man, Signs, He Walked By Night

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Re: 90 inches of Celestial Chaos

Postby Mr. Arkadin » September 6th, 2009, 2:23 pm

I've never tried to alphabetize my stuff. It would certainly help, but I've got better things to do. What I have done is put all my recorded stuff into folders and label them by decade. That way, if I'm looking for something, I can usually find it reasonably quickly, although I might have to look through three folders of 30's films to do so.

I'm going to add my store-bought discs to the equation sooner or later, just to save space and keep everything under my thumb. I'll probably paper a room with the cover inserts! :P

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Re: 90 inches of Celestial Chaos

Postby ChiO » September 6th, 2009, 3:30 pm

I maintain my DVDs and VHS cassettes in alphabetical order -- by Director.

The store-bought DVDs and all cassettes are on shelves, starting with Tengiz Abuladze: REPENTANCE (1987), and ending with Fred Zinnemann: THE MEN (1950). The non-store-bought DVDs are in sheets maintained in an ever-growing number of three ring binders, starting with Robert Aldrich: VERA CRUZ (1954), and ending with Fred Zinnemann: A HATFUL OF RAIN (1957). And the films by each Director are kept in chronological order.

Of course, decisions (which are final and not subject to review) must be made; for example, JOURNEY INTO FEAR and HE WALKED BY NIGHT. Easy: With the real Directors, Welles and Mann, respectively. Or, multiple disc sets with multiple directors? Kept together in the back row of one shelf.

Yes, that's how I also store my 78s, 45s, LPs & CDs -- alphabetical by artist, in chronological order, with divisions for Rock'n'Roll, Jazz and Classical. Think Daniel Stern in DINER.

Random surprise groupings, Klondike? Never, no, never. My heart can't stand the shock.
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Re: 90 inches of Celestial Chaos

Postby movieman1957 » September 6th, 2009, 3:45 pm

By director? I would only find a few things. Alphabetical by title for me.

"Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana."

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Re: 90 inches of Celestial Chaos

Postby fxreyman » September 7th, 2009, 10:05 am

My 90" of Celestial Chaos isn't really chaos at all. In fact I have everything neatly organized alphabetically in my den's closet.

It took quite a while to organize since my wife and I just moved again last October from Norfolk, Virginia to our present home here in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In Virginia, all of my movies were stored in various plastic containers. I think it took me about two weekends in a row to get all of these tapes / dvds organized again.

I am not sure if you want a complete listing of my movies or not but here goes:

A listing of my VHS and DVD titles in alphabetical order on my wood shelves in my den. The (T) represents taped movies on VHS. I also have numerous tv mini series, comedy specals, etc listed at the end of this list. A total of 592 titles, (570 movies).

VHS titles (190):

The African Queen, John Huston 1951
America, America (T), Elia Kazan 1963
An American in Paris, Vincente Minnelli 1951
Angel and the Badman, James Edward Grant 1947
Annie Hall, Woody Allen 1977
Awakenings, Penny Marshall 1990
The Bad and the Beautiful, Vincente Minnelli 1952
Ball of Fire (T), Howard Hawks 1941
Batman, Tim Burton 1989
Becket, Peter Glenville 1964
Being There (T), Hal Ashby 1979
Ben-Hur, William Wyler 1959
Big, Penny Marshall 1988
Bite the Bullet, Richard Brooks 1975
Black Narcissus, M. Powell/E. Pressburger 1947
Body and Soul (T), Robert Rossen 1950
The Bride of Frankenstein, James Whale 1935
Broken Lance (T), Edward Dmytryk 1953
A Bronx Tale, Robert De Niro 1988
Brubaker, Stuart Rosenberg 1980
Camille (T), George Cukor 1936
Captains Courageous, Victor Fleming 1937
Carrington, Christopher Hampton 1994
Champion (T), Mark Robson 1949
The China Syndrome, James Bridges 1978
The Cider House Rules, Lasse Hallstrom 1999
City Lights (T), Charles Chaplin 1931
City Slickers, Ron Underwood 1990
Comes a Horseman, Alan J. Pakula 1978
Conagher (tv movie), 1994
Courage Under Fire, Edward Zwick 1996
The Cruel Sea, Charles Frend 1953
Dave, Ivan Reitman 1995
The Day of the Jackal, Fred Zinnemann 1973
Deliverance, John Boorman 1972
Die Hard, John McTiernan 1988
The Doctor, Randa Haines 1988
Doctor Zhivago, David Lean 1965
Double Indemnity, Billy Wilder 1944
The Empire Strikes Back, Irvin Kershner 1980
Fandango, Kevin Reynolds 1986
Fantasia, none 1940
A Few Good Men, Rob Reiner 1993
Field of Dreams, Phil Alden Robinson 1989
Five Easy Pieces, Bob Rafelson 1970
Fortunes of War (mini series) 1987
The Four Feathers, Zoltan Korda 1939
Four Weddings and a Funeral, Mike Newell 1994
Frankenstein, James Whale 1931
The French Lieutenanat’s Woman, Karel Reisz 1977
Full Metal Jacket, Stanley Kubrick 1987
The Game, David Fincher 1997
The Gathering (tele movie) 1974
Gettysburg, Ronald Maxwell 1993
The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola 1972
The Godfather, Part II, Francis Ford Coppola 1974
Goldfinger, Guy Hamilton 1964
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (T), Sam Wood 1939
The Good Earth (T), Sidney Franklin 1937
The Great Dictator (T), Charles Chaplin 1940
The Green Mile, Frank Darabont 1999
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Stanley Kramer 1967
The Gunfighter (T), Henry King 1950
Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Alexander Hall 1941
High Sierra (T), Raoul Walsh 1941
Hoosiers, David Anspaugh 1986
How Green Was My Valley, John Ford 1941
The Hurricane, Norman Jewison 1999
The Image (tele movie) 1984
Impromptu, James Lapine 1989
In Cold Blood, Richard Brooks 1967
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Steven Spielberg 1989
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (T), Don Siegel 1956
In the Line of Fire, Wolfgang Petersen 1993
In the Name of the Father, Jim Sheridan 1993
The Insider, Michael Mann 1999
The Invisible Man, James Whale 1933
It Happened One Night, Frank Capra 1934
Julia, Fred Zinnemann 1977
Julius Caesar (T), Joseph L. Mankiewicz 1953
King Kong (T), M. Cooper / E. Schoedsack 1933
Klute, Alan J. Pakula 1971
Lawrence of Arabia, David Lean 1962
The Life of David Gale (T), Alan Parker 1999
Limelight (T), Charles Chaplin 1952
Lonely Are the Brave, David Miller 1962
The Long Good Friday, John Mackenzie 1980
Look Back in Anger (tele movie) 1987
Lust for Life (T), Vincente Minnelli 1952
The Man Who Would Be King, John Huston 1975
The Man Without a Country (tele movie) 1973
The Mask of Zorro, Martin Campbell 1998
The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek, Preston Sturges 1944
Mister Roberts, John Ford / Mervyn LeRoy 1955
Modern Times (T), Charles Chaplin 1936
Mr. Holland’s Opus, Stephen Herek 1995
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Frank Capra 1939
The Mummy, Karl Freund 1932
The Naked Spur (T), Anthony Mann 1953
New Moon, Robert Z. Leonard 193?
A Night to Remember (T), Roy Baker 1953
Ninotchka (T), Ernst Lubitsch 1939
Nixon, Oliver Stone 1995
Notorious, (T) Alfred Hitchcock 1946
Notting Hill, Roger Michell 2000
Oklahoma! (T), Fred Zinnemann 1955
One, Two, Three, (T), Billy Wilder 1961
On the Waterfront, Elia Kazan 1954
The Paper Chase (T), James Bridges 1972
Passion Fish, John Sayles 1992
The Player, Robert Altman 1992
Pleasantville, Gary Ross 1998
The Postman Always Rings Twice (T), Tay Garnett 1946
Pretty Woman, Gary Marshall 1990
The Pride of the Yankees, Sam Wood 1942
The Prince of Tides (T), Barbra Streisand 1991
The Prisoner of Zenda (T), John Cromwell 1937
Prizzi’s Honor, John Huston 1985
Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock 1960
Queen Christina, Rouben Mamoulian 1933
Quiz Show, Robert Redford 1992
Raging Bull, Martin Scorsese 1980
Raiders of the Lost Ark, Steven Spielberg 1981
Rear Window (T), Alfred Hitchcock 1954
Rebel Without a Cause (T), Nicholas Ray 1955
The Return of the Jedi, Richard Marquand 1983
A River Runs Through It, Robert Redford 1992
Robin and Marion, Richard Lester 1976
The Rocketeer, Joe Johnston 1989
Rough Riders (tele movie) 1995
Sabrina, Sydney Pollack 1995
Sahara, Zoltan Korda 1943
Sands of Iwo Jima, Allan Dwan 1949
Saving Private Ryan, Steven Spielberg 1998
Scarface: The Shame of a Nation (T), Howard Hawks 1932
Schindler’s List, Steven Spielberg 1993
Sense and Sensibility, Ang Lee 1995
Shakespeare in Love, John Madden 1998
The Shawshank Redemption, Frank Darabont 1994
A Shot in the Dark (T), Blake Edwards 1964
61* (tele movie), Billy Crystal 1999
So Proudly We Hail, Mark Sandrich 1943
Sounder (T), Martin Ritt 1972
South Pacific (T), Joshua Logan 1958
Spartacus, Stanley Kubrick 1960
Speed, Jan De Bont 1994
Spellbound, Alfred Hitchcock 1945
The Spirit of St. Louis (T), Billy Wilder 1957
Stairway to Heaven, M. Powell / E. Pressburger 1946
Stalag 17, Billy Wilder 1953
A Star is Born (T), George Cukor 1954
Star Trek Generations, David Carson 1994
Star Trek First Contact, Jonathan Frakes 1996
Star Trek Insurrection, Jonathan Frakes 1998
Star Trek Nemesis, Stuart Baird 2002
Star Wars, George Lucas 1977
State of the Union, Frank Capra 1948
Stepmom (T), Chris Columbus 1997
The Sting (T), George Roy Hill 1973
Strangers on a Train (T), Alfred Hitchcock 1951
The Stunt Man, Richard Rush 1980
The Sundowners (T), Fred Zinnemann 1960
Sunset Blvd., Billy Wilder 1951
Support Your Local Sheriff!, Burt Kennedy 1969
Suspicion (T), Alfred Hitchcock 1941
The Tall Guy, Mel Smith 1989
The Ten Commandments, Cecil B. DeMille 1956
The Third Man, Carol Reed 1950
Titanic, James Cameron 1997
To Have or Have Not (T), Howard Hawks 1944
To Kill a Mockingbird, Robert Mulligan 1962
Top Gun, Tony Scott 1986
Tough Guys Don’t Dance, Norman Mailer 1986
Tootsie, Sydney Pollack 1982
Treasure of the Sierra Madre, John Huston 1948
True Lies, James Cameron 1994
Twelve Angry Men, Sidney Lumet 1957
Union Pacific, Cecil B. DeMille 1939
Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock 1958
A Walk in the Sun, Lewis Milestone 1945
West Side Story, Robert Wise 1961
White Christmas, Michael Curtiz 1954
White Heat (T), Raoul Walsh 1949
Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Robert Zemeckis 1988
Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, Ted Kotcheff 1977
Who’s Affraid of Virginia Woolfe? (T), Mike Nichols 1966
Witness, Peter Weir 1985
Witness For the Prosecution (T), Billy Wilder 1957
The Wizard of Oz, Victor Fleming 1939
Yankee Doodle Dandy , Michael Curtiz 1942
Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks 1974

DVD titles (380):

Abe Lincoln in Illinois, John Cromwell 1940
About Schmidt, Alexander Payne 2002
The Abyss, James Cameron 1989
The Accused, Jonathan Kaplan 1988
Adam’s Rib, George Cukor 1949
The Adventures of Robin Hood, Michael Curtiz 1938
Advise and Consent, Otto Preminger 1962
Air Force One, Wolfgang Petersen 1997
The Alamo, John Wayne 1960
Alfie, Lewis Gilbert 1966
All About Eve, Joseph L. Mankiewicz 1950
All the President’s Men, Alan J. Pakula 1976
All Quiet on the Western Front, Lewis Milestone 1930
Almost Famous, Cameron Crowe 2000
Altered States, Ken Russell 1980
American Gangster, Ridley Scott 2007
American Graffiti, George Lucas 1973
The American President, Rob Reiner 1995
The Americanization of Emily, Arthur Hiller 1964
Angels With Dirty Faces, Michael Curtiz 1937
The Apartment, Billy Wilder 1960
Apollo 13, Ron Howard 1995
The Asphalt Jungle, John Huston 1950
The Aviator, Martin Scorsese 2004
The Awful Truth, Leo McCarey 1937
The Bachelor & the Bobby-Soxer, Irving Reis 1947
Bad Day at Black Rock, John Sturges 1955
The Ballad of Cable Hogue, Sam Peckinpah 1970
The Banger Sisters, Bob Dolman 2002
The Barkeleys of Broadway, Charles Walters 1948
Batman Begins, Christopher Nolan 2005
Battleground, William Wellman 1949
The Battle of the Bulge, Ken Annakin 1965
A Beautiful Mind, Ron Howard 2001
The Bedford Incident, James B. Harris 1965
The Best Years of Our Lives, William Wyler 1946
The Big Country, William Wyler 1958
The Big Red One, Samuel Fuller 1980
The Big Sleep, Howard Hawks 1946
Birdman of Alcatraz, John Frankenheimer 1962
The Bishop’s Wife, Henry Koster 1947
Blackboard Jungle, Richard Brooks 1950
Black Sunday, John Frankenheimer 1977
Blazing Saddles, Mel Brooks 1974
Boogie Nights, Paul Thomas Anderson 1999
The Bourne Ultimatum, Paul Greengrass 2007
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Blake Edwards 1961
Breaking Away, Peter Yates 1979
The Bridge on the River Kwai, David Lean 1957
Bringing Up Baby, Howard Hawks 1938
Broadcast News, James L. Brooks 1987
Bullitt, Peter Yates 1968
Bulworth, Warren Beatty 1998
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, George Roy Hill 1969
By Dawn’s Early Light, Jack Sholder 1985
Cabaret, Bob Fosse 1972
The Caine Mutiny, Edward Dmytryk 1954
Call Northside 777, Henry Hathaway 1948
Cape Fear, J. Lee Thompson 1962
Capricorn One, Peter Hyams 1978
Captain Blood, Michael Curtiz 1935
Casablanca, Michael Curtiz 1942
Charade, Stanley Donen 1963
Chariots of Fire, Hugh Hudson 1980
Children of a Lesser God, Randa Haines 1986
Chinatown, John Huston 1974
Chisum, Andrew V. McLaglen 1970
Chocolat, Lasse Hallstrom 1999
Christmas in July, Preston Sturges 1940
The Cincinnati Kid, Norman Jewison 1965
Citizen Kane, Orson Welles 1941
Class Action, Michael Apted 1991
Clear and Present Danger, Phillip Noyce 1994
Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Steven Spielberg 1977
Collateral, Michael Mann 2002
Coming Home, Hal Ashby 1978
The Constant Gardener, Fernando Meirelles 2005
Contact, Robert Zemeckis 2001
The Conversation, Francis Ford Coppola 1974
Cool Hand Luke, Stuart Rosenberg 1967
The Court Jester, Melvin Frank / Norman Panama 1953
The Cowboys, Mark Rydell 1972
Crash, Paul Haggis 2005
Crimes and Misdeamnors, Woody Allen 1986
Crocodile Dundee, Peter Faiman 1986
Crossfire, Edward Dmytryk 1947
Dances With Wolves, Kevin Costner 1990
David Copperfield, George Cukor 1935
The Day the Earth Stood Still, Robert Wise 1951
Dead Again, Kenneth Branagh 1991
The Deer Hunter, Michael Cimino 1978
Defending Your Life, Albert Brooks 1991
Destination Tokyo, Delmer Daves 1943
The Devils Brigade, Andrew V. McLaglen 1968
Dial M for Murder, Alfred Hitchcock 1954
The Diary of Anne Frank, George Stevens 1959
Dinner at Eight, George Cukor 1933
The Dirty Dozen, Robert Aldrich 1967
Dirty Harry, Don Siegel 1971
Dodge City, Michael Curtiz 1940
Dog Day Afternoon, Sidney Lumet 1975
Donovan’s Reef, John Ford 1963
Dr. Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick 1964
The Electric Horseman, Sidney Pollack 1979
El Dorado, Howard Hawks 1967
The Elephant Man, David Lynch 1980
Elmer Gantry, Richard Brooks 1960
The Enemy Below, Dick Powell 1957
Erin Brockovich, Steven Soderbergh 2002
Executive Decision, Stuart Baird 1997
A Face in the Crowd, Elia Kazan 1957
Fail-Safe, Sidney Lumet 1964
Fargo, Joel Coen 1996
Father of the Bride, Vincente Minnelli 1950
The Flight of the Phoenix, Robert Aldrich 1965
Follow the Fleet, Mark Sandrich 1933
Forbidden Planet, Fred M. Wilcox 1956
Foreign Correspondent, Alfred Hitchcock 1940
Forrest Gump, Robert Zemeckis 1994
Fort Apache, John Ford 1947
The Four Musketeers, Richard Lester 1974
Fried Green Tomatoes, Jon Avnet 1992
The French Connection, William Friedkin 1971
From Here to Eternity, Fred Zinnemann 1953
From the Terrace, Mark Robson 1960
The Fugitive, Andrew Davis 1992
The Full Monty, Peter Cattaneo 1999
Funny Face, Stanley Donen 1957
Fury, Fritz Lang 1936
Gardens of Stone, Francis Ford Coppola 1987
The Getaway, Sam Peckinpah 1972
Get Shorty, Barry Sonnenfeld 1995
Ghost, Jerry Zucker 1990
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Joseph L. Mankiewicz 1947
Giant, George Stevens 1956
Glory, Edward Zwick 1989
Going My Way, Leo McCarey 1944
Gone With the Wind, Victor Fleming 1939
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Sergio Leone 1966
Goodfellas, Martin Scorsese 1990
Goodnight and Good Luck, George Clooney 2004
Good Will Hunting, Gus Van Sant 1997
The Graduate, Mike Nichols 1967
Grand Canyon, Lawrence Kasdan 1991
Grand Hotel, Edmund Goulding 1932
The Grapes of Wrath, John Ford 1940
Grease, Randal Kleiser 1978
The Great Escape, John Sturges 1963
The Great McGinty, Preston Sturges 1940
The Great Moment, Preston Sturges 1944
The Great Train Robbery, Michael Crichton 1979
The Greatest Show on Earth, Cecil B. DeMille 1952
Gun Crazy, Joseph H. Lewis 1950
The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, John Sturges 1957
Gunga Din, George Stevens 1939
The Guns of Navarone, J. Lee Thompson 1961
Hail the Conquering Hero, Preston Sturges 1944
Hatari!, Howard Hawks 1962
Heartbreak Ridge, Clint Eastwood 1986
Heat, Michael Mann 1995
Heaven Can Wait, Warren Beatty / Buck Henry 1978
Heist, David Mamet 2001
His Girl Friday, Howard Hawks 1940
Holiday, George Cukor 1938
The Hospital, Arthur Hiller 1971
Hotel Rwanda, Terry George 2004
House of Games, David Mamet 1987
Howards End, James Ivory 1992
How the West Was Won, Ford / Hathaway / Marshall 1962
Hud, Martin Ritt 1963
The Hunt For Red October, John McTiernan 1990
The Hustler, Robert Rossen 1961
I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang, Meryvn LeRoy 1932
I Am Sam, Jesse Nelson 1999
The Ice Storm, Ang Lee 1997
Ice Station Zebra, John Sturges 1968
In Harm’s Way, Otto Preminger 1965
Inherit the Wind, Stanley Kramer 1960
In the Heat of the Night, Norman Jewison 1967
It’s a Wonderful Life, Frank Capra 1946
Jaws, Steven Spielberg 1975
Jeremiah Johnson, Sydney Pollack 1972
Judgement at Nuremberg, Stanley Kramer 1961
Junior Bonner, Sam Pekinpah 1972
Key Largo, John Huston 1947
The Lady Eve, Preston Sturges 1941
L.A. Confidential, Curtis Hanson 1997
L.A. Story, Mick Jackson 1991
The Last Emperor, Bernardo Bertolucci 1986
The Last of the Mohicans, Michael Mann 1992
Laura, Otto Preminger 1944
Legal Eagles, Ivan Reitman 1986
Legends of the Fall, Edward Zwick 1994
A League of Their Own, Penny Marshall 1994
Libeled Lady, Jack Conway 1936
Life As a House, Irwin Winkler 1993
Lilies of the Field, Ralph Nelson 1963
The Limey, Steven Soderbergh 1999
The Lion in Winter, Anthony Harvey 1968
Little Big Man, Arthur Penn 1970
Local Hero, Bill Forsyth 1983
Lone Star, John Sayles 1996
The Longest Day, Annakin / Marton / Wicki / Oswald 1962
The Longest Yard, Robert Aldrich 1974
The Long Voyage Home, John Ford 1940
Lost Horizon, Frank Capra 1937
Lost in Translation, Sofia Coppola 2003
The Lost Weekend, Billy Wilder 1945
Love Actually, Richard Curtis 2004
Madigan, Don Siegel 1967
The Magnificent Seven, John Sturges 1960
The Maltese Falcon, John Huston 1941
The Manchurian Candidate, John Frankenheimer 1962
A Man For All Seasons, Fred Zinnemann 1966
The Man From Laramie, Anthony Mann 1955
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, John Ford 1962
Marie Antoinette, W. S. Van Dyke 1938
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Peter Weir 2003
McLintock!, Andrew V. McLaglen 1963
Meet the Fockers, Jay Roach 2004
Midnight Run, Martin Brest 1988
Million Dollar Baby, Clint Eastwood 2003
The Miracle Worker, Arthur Penn 1962
Missing, Costa-Gavras 1982
Mississippi Burning, Alan Parker 1988
Moulin Rouge, Baz Luhrmann 2001
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, H.C. Potter 1948
Much Ado About Nothing, Kenneth Branagh 1993
Murder, My Sweet, Edward Dmytryk 1944
The Music Man, Morton DaCosta 1962
Mutiny on the Bounty, Frank Lloyd 1935
My Darling Clementine, John Ford 1946
My Fair Lady, George Cukor 1964
My Favorite Wife, Garsin Kanin 1940
My Life, Bruce Joel Rubin 1993
My Man Godfrey, Gregory LaCava 1936
Mystic River, Clint Eastwood 2003
The Naked Gun, David Zucker 1988
The Natural, Barry Levinson 1984
The Negotiator, F. Gary Gray 1998
Network, Sidney Lumet 1976
Never So Few, John Sturges 1963
Night and Day, Michael Curtiz 1946
The Night of the Hunter, Charles Laughton 1955
Norma Rae, Martin Ritt 1979
North By Northwest, Alfred Hitchcock 1959
Nothing in Common, Garry Marshall 1986
Once Upon a Time in the West, Sergio Leone 1969
Only Angels Have Wings, Howard Hawks 1939
Open Range, Kevin Costner 2003
Ordinary People, Robert Redford 1980
The Outlaw Josey Wales, Clint Eastwood 1976
Out of Africa, Sydney Pollack 1985
Out of the Past, Jacques Tourneur 1947
The Ox-Bow Incident, William Wellman 1943
The Palm Beach Story, Preston Sturges 1940
Papillon, Franklin J. Schaffner 1973
Pat and Mike, George Cukor 1952
Paths of Glory, Stanley Kubrick 1957
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Sam Peckinpah 1973
Patton, Franklin J. Schaffner 1970
A Perfect World, Clint Eastwood 1993
Philadelphia, Jonathon Demme 1993
The Philadelphia Story, George Cukor 1940
The Pianist, Roman Polanski 2002
Pirates of the Caribbean, Gore Verbinski 2001
The Poseidon Adventure, Ronald Neame 1972
Power, Sidney Lumet 1986
The Presido, Peter Hyams 1988
Presumed Innocent, Alan J. Pakula 1990
Pride and Prejudice, Robert Z. Leonard 1940
Primal Fear, Gregory Hoblit 1996
Primary Colors, Mike Nichols 1998
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, M. Curtiz 1941
The Professionals, Richard Brooks 1966
Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino 1994
The Quiet Man, John Ford 1952
Red River, Howard Hawks 1948
The Remains of the Day, James Ivory 1993
Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarentino 1992
Ride the High Country, Sam Peckinpah 1962
The Right Stuff, Philip Kaufman 1983
Rio Bravo, Howard Hawks 1959
Rio Grande, John Ford 1950
Rocky, John G. Avildsen 1976
Roman Holiday, William Wyler 1953
Ronin, John Frankenheimer 1998
Sabrina, Billy Wilder 1954
The Sand Pebbles, Robert Wise 1966
Saturday Night Fever, John Badham 1977
Seabiscuit, Gary Ross 2001
The Sea Hawk, Michael Curtiz 1940
The Searchers, John Ford 1956
Sergeant York, Howard Hawks 1941
Secondhand Lions, Tim McCanlies 2003
Serpico, Sidney Lumet 1973
The Set-Up, Robert Wise 1949
Seven Days in May, John Frankenheimer 1964
1776, Peter H. Hunt 1972
Shadow of a Doubt, Alfred Hitchcock 1942
Shadowlands, Richard Attenborough 1993
Shall We Dance, Mark Sandrich 1937
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, John Ford 1949
Shrek, Adamson / Jenson 2001
Shrek 2, Adamson / Asbury / Vernon 2004
The Shootist, Don Siegel 1976
The Shop Around the Corner, Ernst Lubitsch 1940
Sideways, Alexander Payne 2002
The Silence of the Lambs, Jonathan Demme 1991
Singin’ in the Rain, Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly 1952
Sink the Bismarck!, Lewis Gilbert 1960
Sneakers, Phil Alden Robinson 1992
Some Like It Hot, Billy Wilder 1959
Sophie’s Choice, Alan J. Pakula 1982
The Sound of Music, Robert Wise 1965
Spider-Man, Sam Raimi 2001
Spider-Man 2, Sam Raimi 2004
The Spy Who Came In From the Cold, Martin Ritt 1965
Stagecoach, John Ford 1939
Stage Door, Gregory La Cava 1937
Starman, John Carpenter 1984
Starting Over, Alan J. Pakula 1979
Star Trek The Motion Picture, Robert Wise 1979
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Nicholas Meyer 1982
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Leonard Nimoy 1984
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Leonard Nimoy 1986
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, William Shatner 1989
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Nicholas Meyer 1991
Sullivan’s Travels, Preston Sturges 1940
Superman: The Movie, Richard Donner 1978
Swing Time, George Stevens 1936
Switchback, Jeb Stuart 1997
The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3, Joseph Sargent 1973
A Tale of Two Cities, Jack Conway 1935
The Talk of the Town, George Stevens 1942
10, Blake Edwards 1979
The Terminator, James Cameron 1984
Terminator 2: Judgement Day, James Cameron 1991
Terms of Endearment, James L. Brooks 1982
They Died With Their Boots On 1942
They Were Expendable, John Ford 1945
The Thin Man, W.S. Van Dyke 1934
The Thing From Another World, Christian Nyby 1951
Thirteen Days, Roger Donaldson 2000
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, Mervyn LeRoy 1944
The Thomas Crown Affair, Norman Jewison 1968
Three Days of the Condor, Sydney Pollack 1975
Three Godfathers, John Ford 1948
The Three Musketeers, Richard Lester 1973
A Time to Kill, Joel Schumacher 1996
To Be or Not to Be, Ernst Lubitsch 1942
Tom Horn, William Wiard 1979
Tora! Tora! Tora!, Fleischer / Fukasadu / Masuda 1970
Top Hat, Mark Snadrich 1935
Touch of Evil, Orson Welles 1958
The Train, John Frankenheimer 1965
Treasure Island, Victor Fleming 1934
True Grit, Henry Hathaway 1969
Twelve O’Clock High, Henry King 1949
2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick 1968
2010, Peter Hyams 1984
Two Weeks Notice, Marc Lawrence 2003
Under Siege, Andrew Davis 1992
The Untouchables, Brian De Palma 1986
The Verdict, Sidney Lumet 1982
Victor/Victoria, Blake Edwards 1982
Wag the Dog, Barry Levinson 1997
Walk the Line, James Mangold 2005
Where Eagles Dare, Brian G. Hutton 1969
The Wild Bunch, Sam Peckinpah 1969
Will Penny, Tom Gries 1968
Winchester ‘73, Anthony Mann 1950
The Wind and the Lion, John Milius 1975
The Wings of Eagles, John Ford 1957
Woman of the Year, George Stevens 1942
The Women, George Cukor 1939
Wonder Boys, Curtis Hanson 2000
Wyatt Earp, Lawrence Kasdan 1994
You’ve Got Mail, Nora Ephron 1998
Zulu, Cy Endfield 1964

Mini series, tv series, comedy shows, etc.:

Band of Brothers (HBO miniseries)
The Bearcats! (CBS series, season 1)
Centennial (NBC miniseries)
Daniel Boone (NBC series, season 1)
Dream On (HBO series, season 1)
Dream On (HBO series, season 2)
From the Earth to the Moon (HBO miniseries)
John Adams (HBO miniseries)
Jeff Dunham (2 dvds)
The Best of the Larry Sanders Show (HBO series)
Lewis Black (1 dvd)
M*A*S*H (CBS series, season 4)
M*A*S*H (CBS series, season 5)
Olivers Travels (BBC miniseries)
The Rat Patrol (ABC series, season 1)
Star Trek: Time Travels (episodes from each series)
Star Trek (NBC series, season 1)
Star Trek (NBC series, season 2)
Star Trek (NBC series, season 3)
The Waltons (CBS series, season 1)
The Waltons (CBS series, season 2)
The Wild, Wild, West (CBS series, season 1)

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Re: 90 inches of Celestial Chaos

Postby Ollie » September 8th, 2009, 9:16 am

I've pondered the notion of starting a professional counseling service on DVD and media collecting. Surprisingly, the Cost Of Shelving is almost never addressed, and certainly the storage-unit for individual DVD-Rs is hardly addressed at first. Both, however, become increasingly worthy of consideration as collections grow, and that IS what collections tend to do. I've relied on alphabetizing-on-shelves as our collection has gone from a few to, well, more than a few.

Klon, I've got to admit you've got some interesteing pairings, there.

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Re: 90 inches of Celestial Chaos

Postby Mr. Arkadin » March 28th, 2010, 11:36 am

Well, I finally dumped all my store bought DVD cases (keeping the inserts & Criterion essays) and have placed my commercial films in folders along with my broadcast recorded movies.

What a difference. Where my collection was running out of control, thousands of films can now sit in in a single bookcase. Finding stuff is also a lot easier now, as the shelves and folders are coded by decades (I'm not at the point where I need folders for individual years--yet) and transport is easier as well.

All in all, I'm pretty pleased at how this turned out and would definitely recommend it to anyone needing space or simply wanting to have things neater and more at their fingertips.

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Re: 90 inches of Celestial Chaos

Postby Sue Sue Applegate » May 22nd, 2010, 10:47 pm

This thread and everyone's comments has certainly given me food for thought. I have to do something with all these DVD's and VHS tapes! I am thinking a decade by decade route here....
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Re: 90 inches of Celestial Chaos

Postby Uncle Stevie » May 23rd, 2010, 4:01 pm

Since I concentrate on Female Singing Leads I organize by performer. All of my Jeanette MacDonalds are together as well as Deanna Durbin or Grace Moore or Jane Powell or Kathryn Grayson. When I am in the mood for one or the other performer I go right to that section.

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