1,001 MTSBYD Episode 1

As I have began this journey having already watched a handful of the films listed, I will not post reviews of them all. Most of them will just be short descriptions, however I do plan on reviewing them all here on out. Enjoy ūüôā

A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage Dans La Lune) (1902)

Directed by: Georges Méliès

Written by: Georges Méliès

8/10

French silent film directed by Georges M√©li√®s. I first viewed this film during a lecture on early French filmmaking – more specifically, the impressionist era. Originally I viewed this film in black and white, however M√©li√®s had hand painted most of his films but unfortunately destroyed most these in a fit of depression, only few remain, however they are truly beautiful. Film-nerds that aren’t familiar with his work will probably recognize the notorious scene of the mad scientist’s rocket landing in the eye of the moon.

This scene is often referred to throughout pop culture, for example Itchy and Scratchy. Apologies for the appalling quality of this clip:

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Below is a frame of M√©li√®s’ hand-painted film:

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Frankenstein (1931)

Directed by: James Whale

Written by: Garret Fort, Francis Edward Faragoh, Richard Schayer, Robert Florey and John Russell

Novel by: Mary Shelley

8/10

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Directed by James Whales whom adapted this piece from the play by Peggy Webling.

Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus  was written by Mary Shelley in 1818.

I don’t want to patronize you by explaining the narrative of this story, but for those that have literally been living under a rock their whole lives here is a (very) short summary of the novel/play/film:

This crazy ass scientist named Heinrich Frankenstein (Colin Clive), gets a whole load of body parts and sticks them together. He then gives his creation a pretty big electric shock and voila! Frankenstein’s monster (sometimes referred to as ‘Adam’) is born! Then some crazy shit happens, because you know…he’s created a monster and all…

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Freaks (1932)

Directed by:  Tod Browning

Written by: Clarence Aaron Robbins

9/10

Absolutely beautiful and still very scary horror film by Tod Browning. Seriously…the ending still shits me up!

Freaks takes a close look at ‘circus freaks’ and the 1930s view on them, Browning casts real-life ‘circus freaks’ in this film.

When a member (Hans, portrayed by Harry Earles) of the ‘freaks’ becomes engaged to an able bodied woman (Cleopatra, portrayed by Olga Baclanova), the rest of the gang realize that she’s only with him for his inheritance. His friends try to warn him of her antics, but to no avail. After a party (and a very iconic scene), Cleopatra lets her true feelings out about them, after this the rest of the ‘freaks’ decides to take their revenge on Cleopatra, making her one of them. As well as taking revenge on her sidekick. I won’t say how for those of you that want to watch it, but it is pretty horrific. There is a scene that still scares me now, the chase scene between the ‘freaks’ and the gentleman that they have also decided to harm.

“We accept her! One of us, one of us! Gooble-Gobble, etc etc” – Many of you will recognize this being referred to though pop culture.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)

Directed by: William Cottrell, David Hand, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen

Written by: Ted Sheers, Richard Creedon, Otto Englander, Dick Rickard, Earl Hurd, Merrill De Maris, Dorothy Ann Blank and Webb Smith

Novel by: Jacob and Wilhem Grimm

7/10

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We all know this one don’t we? The seemingly kick-ass bitch that runs away from home after her evil step mother realized that Snow White was more beautiful, and that’s really fucking important. She then becomes subservient for 7 men, until she is tricked into a deep sleep by her evil step-mother and has to be saved by, guess what? A man. Look, I know it shouldn’t matter whether she is female or not, the point should be that anyone could be her – women can be the saviour as men can be the stay at home husband, but then that defies what filmmaking is all about. What kind of social comment is this?

But scepticism aside, this is a very old story, I know there were a lot of old timey ladies and gents that represented women well, but still… I can let it off a bit. The animation was ground breaking for it’s time and as long as your child has a healthy knowledge of gender identity, I think this classic should be viewed by them and loved by them, as we did.

Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Written by: John Wexley, Warren Duff, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur

9/10

No, not the Sugababes album, although that was 9/10 also.

“All right, fellas… let’s go and say a prayer for a boy who couldn’t run as fast as I could.” – This quote makes me feel all sad and happy and fuzzy and gooey and all other kind of emotions (but not horny, never horny) and once you have watched it to you’ll understand. And for those of you that have seen it and don’t agree, go shove a¬†dolphin shaped bar of soap up your ass and fart bubbles. Seriously, this quote sums up the film from Father Jerry’s perspective and it¬†is perfect.

Now for the more serious stuff *wipes away tear from the sheer emotion of that quote*. Angels with Dirty Faces (directed by Michael Curtiz) is a social comment on America’s prison system. In their youths Rocky (James Cagney) and Father Jerry (Pat O’Brien) committed a crime, however it was only Rocky that was caught. Rocky then served most of his adult life behind bars due to lack of rehabilitation and committing further offences. Rocky and Jerry are reunited as Rocky is let out of prison, when he learns that Jerry has since taken up priesthood and cares for a group of boys that are close to going down the same route as Rocky. Rocky, not understanding that his criminal activities are not admirable, begins persuading the boys to join him in his law resisting ways. Jerry intervenes and, I won’t give away anything else but you don’t think he has gotten through to him right up to a really perfect moment.

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Directed by: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog and King Vidor

Written by: Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allen Woolf, Arthur Freed, Irving Brecher, William H. Cannon, Herbert Fields, Jack Haley, E.Y. Harburg, Samuel Hoffenstein, Bert Lahr, I Bet You’re Not Reading These Names, ¬†John Lee Mahin, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Jack Mintz, Ogden Nash, Robert Pirosh, George Seaton and Sid Silvers

5/10

An annoying teen named Dorothy (Judy Garland) leads us on an annoying adventure through an annoying dream world she’s cooked up after being knocked out when her annoying Aunt’s farm is annoyingly struck by a tornado. During this annoying¬†dream Dorothy kills an annoying¬†lady and steals her annoying¬†shoes and sets out to find some annoying wizard so she can go home. She then kills some other annoying lady and annoyingly clacks her annoying red heels together and returns home. The end. It’s fun to watch as a kid, but as an adult…it’s fucking annoying.

Pinocchio (1940)

Directed by: Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts and Ben Sharpsteen

Written by: Ted Sears, Otto Englander, Webb Smith, William Cottrell, Joseph Sabo, Erdman Penner, Aurelius Battaglia and Bill Peet

Story by: Carlo Collodi

6/10

Beautiful animation teaching kids that if they don’t behave they will be turned into donkeys and forced to spend the rest of their lives working their hooves to the bone, crying, missing their mamas and crying some more. That was a truly terrifying scene and still is. Just the thought of it now is enough to make me want to hang myself.

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Dumbo (1941)

Directed by: Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen and John Elliotte

Written by: Joe Grant, Dick Huemer, Otto Englander, Bill Peet, Aurelius Battaglia, Joe Rinaldi, Vernon Stallings and Webb Smith

Novel by: Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl

8/10

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Dumbo is the shortest of all Disney’s major animated films (aka, the good ones) and I don’t think I need to tell you, it’s the best thing ever. Beautiful, warm animation. Beautiful, emotive narrative. Every child’s favourite film (assuming they’ve been brought up right, with decent films – not shitty DreamWorks crap.) Born into a circus, Dumbo has massive ears. Yeah, I know he’s an elephant but seriously, massive ears. His horrible ‘aunts’ ostracize poor Dumbo from the group. But don’t worry, Dumbo has a kick-ass mum that loves him very much…oh she’s locked up for defending him? Shit. I bet that was emotional. It was the saddest scene in film history? Shit. Taken in by a plucky little mouse, Dumbo is reunited with his mother in a very sad scene, so sad that Dumbo turns to alcoholism shortly after.

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The scene of which I’m referring to, is the creepiest thing ever but incredibly imaginative and humorous animation.

Playing homage to this, is one of Disney’s later works, Winnie the Pooh.

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The heffalumps and woozles nightmare, still makes me cry out in fear.

Anyway, back to Dumbo. Basically, his ears allow him to fly after he is taught to by a bunch of racist blackbirds. Neat!

Casablanca (1942)

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Written by: Julius J. Epstein, Phillip G. Epstein, Howard Koch and Casey Robinson

9/10

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Ever wondered where the quote “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” comes from? No? Don’t give a shit? Well it was Casablanca.

Casablanca is an American war time adventure, filled with romance and magic (not Harry Potter magic, the warm, fuzzy stuff). It’s an undisputed classic and if you’re a film fan you’d have watched it 50 times over already, or are planning on doing so, or are a different kind of film fan and have no interest. If you’re the latter, watch it anyway. You uncultured fuck.

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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Directed by: Frank Capra

Written by: Philip Van Doren Stern

9/10

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This was always a favourite in the Dickinson-Smith house, I remember watching it every Christmas. I assumed everyone did, until I came to University and got caught up in a conversation where everyone said they hated it. Well, they’re wrong. It’s so magical and lovely and mmmmm yes, quite.

Ever felt so down and frustrated that you wonder what life would be like if you never existed? Well you should. Nah I’m kidding. But George Bailey (James Stewart) did, until an angel came along and showed him. And well, it would have been pretty crappy, he feels better. And then the¬†angel gets its wings or some shit. Awh, lovely.

I remember this time that my friend, Kermit the frog, went through the same thing. In fact, don’t bother watching this drippy film, watch that instead. Again, I’m kidding. Watch both!

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Gilda (1946)

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Written by: E.A. Ellington

9/10

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Haven’t heard of it. Nah, that’s where the blog name comes from.

Rita Hayworth as Gilda sings the beautiful ‘Put the Blame on Mame’ whilst performing her infamous ‘one glove striptease’.

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Whilst watching this during a lecture, my lecturer said and I quote “It’s strange to think that this goddess, shares the same matter as us mere mortals!”. Yeah, she’s a bit insane. But so right. Look at her. I wish I was her. Apart from the dementia bit.. But she was a real Hollywood princess! She legit married a prince! Ugh, I wish I was her so bad. Ugh.

Below is a clip of the strip tease:

The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di Biciclette) (1948)

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Written by: Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Vittoria De Sica, Oreste Biancoli, Adolfo Franci and Gerardo Guerrieri

Novel by: Luigi Bartolini

9/10

I only watched this a week ago during a lecture on Italian Neorealism. My lecture described it as her favourite of this genre. This is one of the first I’ve seen but I really liked it.

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About a kind hearted-man, Antonio (Lamberto Maggiorani)¬†and his equally kind-hearted son, Bruno (Enzo Staiola)¬†search for a stolen bike. The bike was stolen from Antonio after his wife kindly sold the bed sheets to get it for him, it was a requirement for a job, one that¬†they needed desperately. I won’t tell you the ending, but it was all of the sad.

Strangers on a Train (1951)

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Written by: Whitfield Cook

Novel by: Patricia Highsmith

8/10

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Hitchcock’s ‘Strangers on a Train’ is a very well known classic, and has been paid homage to many times. Two strangers meet (on a train, surprisingly) and agree to commit murders for each other, except one can’t do it. One of the lesser known TV series to pay homage to this, is Psychoville.

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If you like weird comedy then you’ll love this.

Lolita (1962)

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Written by: Stanley Kubrick

Novel by: Vladimir Nabokov

8/10

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I first watched this during my Easter film marathon and I promised a review, which I never delivered. And I’m not going to now.

Just kidding. Well I say ‘review’ here are a few words about it. An adaptation from Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita is the 14 year old daughter of a sexually frustrated widow. Prof. Humbert Humbert (James Mason) begins a relationship with Lolita’s mother in order to seduce Lolita. The film is a comment on the obsession of sex, making the film still relevant today (seriously, I’m thinking about it right now.. and I’m in a library!)

Lolita’s promiscuous ways is a social comment on youths as the ending reveals.

Mary Poppins (1964)

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Written by: Bill Walsh and Don DaGradi

Novels by: P.L. Travers

7/10

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I was on the phone to my brother the other day and he mentioned Mary Poppins, and how no one can actually remember the story. So I’m going to prove him wrong.

The first scene Dick Van Dyke (the jack of all trades in this film) notices that the wind has changed. You then see Michael (Matthew Garber) and Jane’s (Karen Dotrice) nanny being fired as they’re little shits and she’s clearly¬†under qualified for the job. So Michael and Jane write an advertisement for their ideal nanny. The next day Mr Banks (David Tomlinson) and suffragette, Mrs Banks (Glynis Johns) interview for a new nanny. Then a big gust of wind comes along, bringing Supernanny,¬†Jo Frost (in the form of Mary Poppins played by Julie Andrews) with it. Mary Poppins reads the advertisement that she has responded to, which was Jane and Michael’s advertisement (oh yeah I forgot to say, naturally Mr Banks ripped up his darling children’s letter because he’s a massive bellend -but the letter flies up the chimney).¬†The kids also say they want help mending their broken kite¬†but¬†Mr Banks tells them to ‘sod off’.¬†Mary Poppins then pretty much employs herself because she’s so far up her own arse that she is quite happy not to give the other ladies a fighting chance, and voila! She’s their new nanny. The end. Or is it? No. It actually gets more thrilling, can you believe it? She then begins to unpack from her crazy, bottomless carpet bag. As you do. She even brought a hat stand with her, crazy bitch. She then teaches the children to tidy their room by snapping¬† her fingers and magically doing all the work for them.

Mary Poppins then takes them out (for a walk, unfortunately she’s never violent towards them), and they meet Bert (Dick Van Dyke). Bert is drawing scenes on the pavement and they jump into one and have a lovely day out in the countryside and sing this stupid song about a made up word. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious or something like that, then it starts raining and the chalk is all washed away so they have to leave. Mary Poppins takes them home and sings them to sleep, awh.

The next day they visit her friend that makes them laugh so much they begin floating round the room, they then have a tea party on the ceiling. To come back down they have to think about something sad.

Mr Banks is angry at his kids stupid stories and takes it out on Mary Poppins. In retaliation Mary Poppins manipulates him into taking his brats to his work place. On the way to the bank the kids see a lady feeding the birds, the lady is from Mary Poppins’ lullaby and Michael wants to spend his tuppence on food for the birds. But Mr Banks is a wanker, or should I say ‘Banker’, hey, that’s why he’s called Mr Banks. How have I gone through life not realizing this glaringly obvious fact!? Anyway, he tells the little shit to invest his tuppence in the bank. His weird bank friends sing a song about it and Michael starts crying that they’ve stolen his money. The customers in the bank at the time misunderstand and it causes chaos. Michael and Jane run away from the scene and bump into Bert, who is now dressed as a chimney sweep. They tell Bert that their father hates them and he says it’s not true and that he just has a lot of pressure at work, even though he probably does hate them. I’d hate them too.

Bert takes them home and Mrs Banks employs Bert to clean their chimneys. They then go up the chimney and sing and dance with a bunch of other chimney sweeps. Then Mr Banks arrives home and ruins everything. Mr Banks then gets called back to work, to face disciplinary action for his son’s little tantrum. Bert makes him feel bad about being a shit dad, followed by Jane and Michael apologizing to him and Michael gives him his tuppence, in the hopes that it will save Mr Banks’ job. Upon arriving at work, the dickheads in charge break his hat and fire him. He then tells them a joke that Uncle Albert told the children. I think it was something like “Have you heard about the man with a wooden leg, named Smith?” “No, what does he call the other one?” then the old man in charge starts laughing as Mr banks leaves and floats around the room. The next day the wind changes and Mary Poppins has to leave, meanwhile Mr Banks has not returned home and the police have been called. Then Mr Banks comes home singing Mary Poppins’ song with a gift for Michael and Jane, a fixed kite. “With a tuppence for paper and string, you can have your own set of wings, etc etc”. Mrs Banks ties her suffragette sash on the end as a tail and they all skip off to the park, leaving without saying goodbye to Mary Poppins, pointed out to her by her umbrella…yeah. Anyway, at the park the head of the banks son is there, he tells Mr Banks that his dad died laughing at the joke and therefore Mr Banks will be re-employed with a promotion. Then Mary Poppins flies away and waves goodbye to Bert. The fucking end.

Below is a picture of Mary Poppins looking smug that Mike was wrong:

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The Sound of Music (1965)

Directed by: Robert Wise

Written by: George Hurdalek, Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse and Ernest Lehman

(Based on) Novel by: Maria Von Trapp

6/10

Another Julie Andrews film that I LOVED when I was kid. Still do. It’s shit, but I love it (hence the not so great, but pretty good considering score I gave it). If this film doesn’t make you hate Nazis then I honestly don’t know what will…oh wait, yeah. My bad. But still, it’s a great film when you’re a kid and you can sing along to it with your mum.

This actually has just reminded me of something really weird, something I have never shared with anyone. I owned this film on VHS and I used to have a habit of chewing all the plastic off round the edges. Like a hamster. Or a rat. I remember all my videos were chewed up and when it came to donating them to the library my mum had to say the dog did it. What a strange child I was. Hmm.

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The Jungle Book (1967)

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

Written by: Larry Clemmons, Ralph Wright, Ken Anderson And Vance Gerry

(Based on) Novel by: Rudyard Kipling

7/10

This was one of my favourite Disney films when I was a kid, yet sadly it doesn’t make it to the top of my list now. I love it’s charm and silliness, it’s a lovely film with equally lovely animation.

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Directed by: Mel Stuart

Written by: David Seltzer

(Based on) Novel by: Roald Dahl

10/10

This will always be up there with my favourite films and I will make sure my kids watch this before they watch Tim Burton’s attempt.

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Gene Wilder made a perfect Willy Wonka, and was by far creepier than Johnny Depp’s version of it (in a good way). Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka was, let’s face it, a bit twisted, yet very loveable. His non caring attitude when the kids were in danger was hilarious (“No stop, don’t”) and at one point he almost took Mike TV’s eye out with his cane.

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Also, the boat ride in Mel Stuart’s film was far better than Burton’s. Burton’s would have been more scary for the participant, but failed to scare the viewer. Don’t get me wrong, I do like Burton and I appreciate his film.

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However one thing I did prefer in Burton’s was that Violet was actually a little shit. In Stuart’s one she was a bit bratty but mainly had bad habits – which meant her punishment went way too far. One thing that annoys me is when people say that Burton’s was better because he stuck to the book. No. That’s not what film-making is about, there’s such a thing as poetic licensing and if something will work better in your film then why not do it? As long as people aren’t ignorant of the literature then why does it matter?

I also preferred Mel Stuart’s candy land room, because it wasn’t as good as Burton’s. I love the fact that you can see the factory windows – it doesn’t deplete from the magic, it just makes it slightly more believable.

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And orange oompa loompas ftw. Burton’s ones were shit. And the songs were shit. I don’t care is Dahl wrote them!

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I will leave this post here and start a new draft for the second lot, as this is taking too much time and I’m too impatient. So enjoy episode 1, episode 2 will follow when I can be arsed.

1,001 Movies to See Before You Die

This list of movies has been compiled by Steven J Schneider, over many editions of the book (hence there being more than 1,001 titles).

I have decided to embark on the challenge that has been popular with film bloggers for quite some time now, I am go to watch all the films on the list and write about it here ūüôā

There are a few on the list that I have watched and remember well, the rest I have not seen or I feel that I need to rewatch.

Here is the list, please join me:

A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage Dans La Lune) (1902)
The Great Train Robbery (1903)
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
Les Vampires (1915)
Intolerance (1916)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari) (1920)
Broken Blossoms (1919)
Within Our Gates (1920)
Way Down East (1920)
Orphans of the Storm (1921)
The Phantom Carriage (Körkarlen) (1921)
The Smiling Madame Beudet (La Souriante Madame Beudet) (1922)
Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler) (1922)
Nanook of the North (1922)
Nosferatu, A Symphony of Terror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (1922)
Häxan (1923)
Foolish Wives (1922)
Our Hospitality (1923)
The Wheel (La Roue) (1923)
The Last Laugh (Der Letzte Mann) (1924)
Strike (Stachka) (1924)
Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
The Great White Silence (1924)
Greed (1924)
The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
The Eagle (1925)
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
The Battleship Potemkin (Bronenosets Potyomkin) (1925)
The Gold Rush (1925)
The Big Parade (1925)
Seven Chances (1925)
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) (1926)
Metropolis (1927)
Sunrise (1927)
The General (1927)
The Unknown (1927)
October (Oktyabr) (1927)
The Jazz Singer (1927)
Napoléon (1927)
The Kid Brother (1927)
The Crowd (1928)
The Docks of New York (1928)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc) (1928)
An Andalusian Dog (Un Chien Andalou) (1928)
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
Storm Over Asia (Potomok Chingis-khana) (1928)
A Throw of Dice (Prapancha Pash) (1929)
The Man with the Movie Camera (Chelovek S Kinoapparatom) (1929)
Pandora’s Box (Die B√ľchse der Pandora) (1929)
Blackmail (1929)
Little Caesar (1931)
The Blue Angel (Der Blaue Engel) (1930)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
The Age of Gold (L’√āge d’or) (1930)
Earth (Zemlya) (1930)
Freedom for Us (À Nous la Liberté) (1931)
Limite (1931)
Tabu (1931)
City Lights (1931)
Dracula (1931)
Frankenstein (1931)
The Public Enemy (1931)
M (1931)
The Million (Le Million) (1931)
The Bitch (La Chienne) (1931)
The Vampire (Vampyr) (1932)
I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932)
Boudu Saved from Drowning (Boudu Sauvé des Eaux) (1932)
Love Me Tonight (1932)
Shanghai Express (1932)
Trouble in Paradise (1932)
Scarface: The Shame of a Nation (1932)
Freaks (1932)
Me and My Gal (1932)
42nd Street (1933)
Footlight Parade (1933)
The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)
She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Duck Soup (1933)
Zero for Conduct (Zéro de Conduite) (1933)
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
King Kong (1933)
Land Without Bread (Las Hurdes) (1933)
Sons of the Desert (1933)
Queen Christina (1933)
Triumph of the Will (Triumph des Willens) (1934)
It’s a Gift (1934)
The Goddess (Shen nu) (1934)
It Happened One Night (1934)
L’Atalante (1934)
The Black Cat (1934)
The Thin Man (1934)
Judge Priest (1934)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
The 39 Steps (1935)
A Night at the Opera (1935)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Captain Blood (1935)
Top Hat (1935)
Peter Ibbetson (1935)
Modern Times (1936)
Swing Time (1936)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
My Man Godfrey (1936)
The Story of a Cheat (Le Roman d’un Tricheur) (1936)
Camille (1936)
Things to Come (1936)
Dodsworth (1936)
A Day in the Country (Une Partie de Campagne) (1936)
Sabotage (1936)
Pépé le Moko (1937)
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
Grand Illusion (La Grande Illusion) (1937)
Stella Dallas (1937)
Midnight Song (Ye Ban Ge Sheng) (1937)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)
Captains Courageous (1937)
The Awful Truth (1937)
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
Jezebel (1938)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
The Baker’s Wife (La Femme du Boulanger) (1938)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Olympia Part 1: Festival of the Nations (Olympia 1. Teil: Fest der Völker) (1938)
Olympia Part 2: Festival of Beauty (Olympia 2. Teil: Fest der Schönheit) (1938)
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Wuthering Heights (1939)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Stagecoach (1939)
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Destry Rides Again (1939)
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Daybreak (Le jour se lève) (1939)
Gunga Din (1939)
Ninotchka (1939)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The Rules of the Game (La Régle du Jeu) (1939)
The Story of the Late Chrysanthemums (Zangiku Monogatari) (1939)
Babes in Arms (1939)
His Girl Friday (1940)
Fantasia (1940)
Rebecca (1940)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
The Mortal Storm (1940)
The Bank Dick (1940)
Pinocchio (1940)
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Sergeant York (1941)
The Lady Eve (1941)
The Wolf Man (1941)
High Sierra (1941)
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Dumbo (1941)
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
Now, Voyager (1942)
To Be Or Not To Be (1942)
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Casablanca (1942)
Cat People (1942)
Fires Were Started (1943)
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
The Seventh Victim (1943)
The Man in Grey (1943)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Ossessione (1943)
I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
Laura (1944)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
To Have and Have Not (1944)
Gaslight (1944)
Henry V (1944)
Double Indemnity (1944)
Murder, My Sweet (Farewell My Lovely) (1944)
Ivan the Terrible, Part I (Ivan Groznyj) (1944)
Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars‚Äô Plot (Ivan Groznyj: Skaz Vtoroy ‚Äď Boyarskiy Zagovor) (1958)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
Detour (1945)
I Know Where I’m Going! (1945)
The Lost Weekend (1945)
The Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis) (1945)
The Battle of San Pietro (1945)
Brief Encounter (1945)
Rome, Open City (Roma, Città Aperta) (1945)
Spellbound (1945)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Paisan (Paisà) (1946)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête) (1946)
The Killers (1946)
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
The Big Sleep (1946)
Gilda (1946)
A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Great Epectations (1946)
My Darling Clementine (1946)
Notorious (1946)
Black Narcissus (1946)
The Stranger (1946)
Out of the Past (1947)
Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
Odd Man Out (1947)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di Biciclette) (1948)
Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948)
Secret Beyond the Door (1948)
Force of Evil (1948)
Spring in a Small Town (Xiao Cheng Zhi Chun) (1948)
Red River (1948)
The Paleface (1948)
The Snake Pit (1948)
The Lady From Shanghai (1948)
Rope (1948)
The Red Shoes (1948)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Louisiana Story (1948)
Gun Crazy (1949)
The Reckless Moment (1949)
White Heat (1949)
Adam’s Rib (1949)
The Heiress (1949)
The Third Man (1949)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Whiskey Galore! (1949)
On the Town (1949)
Orpheus (Orphée) (1950)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Rashomon (1950)
All About Eve (1950)
Winchester ’73 (1950)
Rio Grande (1950)
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
The Young and the Damned (Los Olvidados) (1950)
In a Lonely Place (1950)
The Big Carnival (Ace in the Hole) (1951)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
An American in Paris (1951)
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
The African Queen (1951)
A Place in the Sun (1951)
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
Diary of a Country Priest (Journal d’un Cur√© de Campagne) (1951)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
The Quiet Man (1952)
Forbidden Games (Jeux Interdits) (1952)
Europa ’51 (1952)
Singin’ In the Rain (1952)
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
To Live (Ikiru) (1952)
Umberto D (1952)
High Noon (1952)
The Golden Coach (Le Carrosse d’or) (1953)
Angel Face (1952)
The Big Sky (1952)
Summer with Monika (Sommaren med Monika) (1953)
Pickup on South Street (1953)
The Band Wagon (1953)
Mr. Hulot’s Holiday (Les Vacances de M. Hulot) (1953)
The Earrings of Madame De… (Madame De…) (1953)
Wages of Fear (Le Salaire de la Peur) (1953)
The Bigamist (1953)
The Naked Spur (1953)
Tokyo Story (1953)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
Tales of Ugetsu (Ugetsu Monogatari) (1953)
Voyage in Italy (Viaggio in Italia) (1953)
Shane (1953)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Roman Holiday (1953)
The Big Heat (1953)
Beat the Devil (1953)
On the Waterfront (1954)
The Road (La Strada) (1954)
Les Diaboliques (1954)
A Star is Born (1954)
Rear Window (1954)
The Wanton Countess (Senso) (1954)
Silver Lode (1954)
The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai) (1954)
Sansho the Baliff (Sansh√ī Day√Ľ) (1954)
Carmen Jones (1954)
Johnny Guitar (1954)
Salt of the Earth (1954)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
Animal Farm (1954)
The Sins of Lola Montes (Lola Montès) (1955)
Pather Panchali (1955)
Ordet (1955)
Marty (1955)
Artists and Models (1955)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
The Mad Masters (Les Ma√ģtres Fous) (1955)
Hill 24 Doesn’t Answer (1955)
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Night and Fog (Nuit et Brouillard) (1955)
The Phoenix City Story (1955)
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
Guys and Dolls (1955)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
The Ladykillers (1955)
Oklahoma! (1955)
Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens Leende) (1955)
Bob the Gambler (Bob le Flambeur) (1955)
All That Heaven Allows (1955)
The Man From Laramie (1955)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
The Searchers (1956)
The Burmese Harp (Biruma no Tategoto) (1956)
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Written on the Wind (1956)
A Man Escaped (Un Condamn√© √† Mort s’est √Čchapp√© ou le Vent Souffle o√Ļ il Veut) (1956)
Bigger Than Life (1956)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Giant (1956)
The Wrong Man (1956)
High Society (1956)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Throne of Blood (Kumonosu Jo) (1957)
Paths of Glory (1957)
An Affair to Remember (1957)
The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde Inseglet) (1957)
12 Angry Men (1957)
Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället) (1957)
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
Nights of Cabiria (Le Notti di Cabiria) (1957)
The Cranes are Flying (Letjat Zhuravli) (1957)
The Unvanquished (Aparajito) (1957)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
Mother India (Bharat Mata) (1957)
Touch of Evil (1958)
Gigi (1958)
The Defiant Ones (1958)
Man of the West (1958)
Vertigo (1958)
Ashes and Diamonds (Popiól i Diament) (1958)
Cairo Station (Bab el Hadid) (1958)
The Music Room (Jalsaghar) (1958)
My Uncle (Mon Oncle) (1958)
Some Came Running (1958)
Dracula (1958)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
North by Northwest (1959)
The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cents Coups) (1959)
Pickpocket (1959)
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
Ride Lonesome (1959)
Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) (1959)
Ben-Hur (1959)
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Shadows (1959)
The World of Apu (Apur Sansar) (1959)
Rio Bravo (1959)
Floating Weeds (Ukigusa) (1959)
Eyes Without a Face (Les Yeux Sans Visage) (1960)
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
La Dolce Vita (1960)
The Hole (Le Trou) (1960)
Rocco and his Brothers (Rocco e i Suoi Fratelli) (1960)
The Adventure (L’Avventura) (1960)
Breathless (A Bout de Souffle) (1960)
Spartacus (1960)
The Apartment (1960)
The Housemaid (Hanyeo) (1960)
The Cloud-Capped Star (Meghe Dhaka Tara) (1960)
Psycho (1960)
Shoot the Piano Player (Tirez sur le Pianiste) (1960)
Peeping Tom (1960)
Black Sunday (La Maschera del Demonio / Revenge of the Vampire) (1960)
The Young One (La Joven) (1960)
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Viridiana (1961)
The Pier (La Jetée) (1962)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Lola (1961)
The Exiles (1961)
The Night (La Notte) (1961)
West Side Story (1961)
The Hustler (1961)
The Ladies Man (1961)
Through a Glass Darkly (Såsom i en Spegel) (1961)
Chronicle of a Summer (Chronique d’un √Čt√©) (1961)
Last Year at Marienbad (L’Ann√©e Derni√®re √† Marienbad) (1961)
One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7) (1962)
Dog Star Man
My Life to Live (Vivre sa Vie: Film en Douze Tableaux) (1962)
An Autumn Afternoon (Sanma no Aji) (1962)
Lolita (1962)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Heaven and Earth Magic (1962)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Keeper of Promises (O Pagador de Promessas) (1962)
The Eclipse (L’Eclisse) (1962)
A Dog’s Life (Mondo Cane) (1962)
The Exterminating Angel (El √Āngel Exterminador) (1962)
Jules and Jim (Jules et Jim) (1962)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
8 1/2 (1963)
The Birds (1963)
Passenger (Pasazerka) (1963)
The Servant (1963)
Flaming Creatures (1963)
The House is Black (Khaneh Siah Ast) (1963)
Hud (1963)
The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) (1963)
Barren Lives (Vidas Secas) (1963)
Shock Corridor (1963)
Contempt (Le Mépris) (1963)
Blonde Cobra (1963)
The Cool World (1963)
The Nutty Professor (1963)
The Great Escape (1963)
Méditerranée (1963)
An Actor’s Revenge (Yukinojo Henge) (1963)
The Haunting (1963)
Winter Light (Nattvardsgästerna) (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
My Fair Lady (1964)
The Red Desert (Il Deserto Rosso) (1964)
Woman in the Dunes (Suna no Onna) (1964)
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (Tini Zabutykh Predkiv) (1965)
Scorpio Rising (1964)
Marnie (1964)
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Before the Revolution (Prima Della Rivoluzione) (1964)
Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Black God, White Devil (Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol) (1964)
A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) (1964)
Gertrud (1964)
Mary Poppins (1964)
The Demon (Onibaba) (1964)
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo) (1964)
The Shop on Main Street (Obchos na Korze) (1965)
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
The War Game (1965)
Tokyo Olympiad (Tokyo Orimpikku) (1965)
Juliet of the Spirits (Giuletta Degli Spiriti) (1965)
The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri) (1965)
The Sound of Music (1965)
The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (De man die Zijn Haar Kort Liet Knippen) (1965)
Alphaville (Alphaville, une √Čtrange Aventure de Lemmy Caution) (1965)
Chimes at Midnight (Campanadas a Medianoche) (1965)
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
Vinyl (1965)
The Saragossa Manuscript (Rekopis Znaleziony w Saragossie) (1965)
Repulsion (1965)
Pierrot Goes Wild (Pierrot le Fou) (1965)
Golden River (Subarnarekha) (1965)
Hold Me While I’m Naked (1966)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Blowup (1966)
Daisies (Sedmikrasky) (1966)
Come Drink With Me (Da Zui Xia) (1966)
Seconds (1966)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Il Buono, il Brutto, il Cattivo) (1966)
Persona (1966)
Balthazar (Au Hasard Balthazar) (1966)
Masculine-Feminine (Masculin, Féminin) (1966)
Report (1967)
Two or Three Things I Know About Her (2 ou 3 Choses Que je Sais D’elle) (1967)
Belle de Jour (1967)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Playtime (1967)
The Red and the White (Csillagosok, Katon√°k) (1967)
The Graduate (1967)
Point Blank (1967)
The Young Girls of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort) (1967)
Week End (1967)
The Godson (Le Samoura√Į) (1967)
Wavelength (1967)
Closely Watched Trains (Ostre Sledované Vlaky) (1967)
Earth Entranced (Terra em Transe) (1967)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Marketa Lazarov√° (1967)
The Fireman’s Ball (Hor√≠, M√° Panenko) (1967)
The Jungle Book (1967)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Viy (1967)
Hombre (1967)
The Cow (Gaav) (1969)
Once Upon a Time in the West (C’era una Volta il West) (1968)
Faces (1968)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
If… (1968)
David Holzman’s Diary (1968)
Memories of Underdevelopment (Memorias del Subdesarrollo) (1968)
High School (1968)
Hour of the Wolf (Vargtimmen) (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Targets (1968)
Shame (Skammen) (1968)
The Producers (1968)
Z (1969)
Fellini Satyricon (1969)
Andrei Rublev (Andrei Rublyov) (1966)
The Color of Pomengranates (Sayat Nova) (1968)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
A Touch of Zen (Hsia Nu) (1969)
Easy Rider (1969)
Kes (1969)
Lucía (1969)
In the Year of the Pig (1969)
The Wild Bunch (1969)
My Night at Maud’s (Ma Nuit Chez Maud) (1969)
Tristana (1970)
The Conformist (Il Conformista) (1970)
The Butcher (Le Boucher) (1970)
El Topo (1970)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Deep End (1970)
The Spider’s Stratagem (La Strategia del Ragno) (1970)
The Ear (Ucho) (1970)
Little Big Man (1970)
Patton (1970)
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (L’uccello Dalle Piume de Cristallo) (1970)
M*A*S*H (1970)
Zabriskie Point (1970)
Performance (1970)
Woodstock (1970)
Gimme Shelter (1970)
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini) (1970)
Dirty Harry (1971)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
The Sorrow and the Pity (La Chagrin et la Pitié) (1971)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
The Devils (1971)
The Hired Hand (1971)
W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (W.R.: Misterije Organizma) (1971)
Walkabout (1971)
Klute (1971)
Harold and Maude (1971)
The French Connection (1971)
Red Psalm (Még Kér a Nép) (1972)
Get Carter (1971)
Shaft (1971)
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971)
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Wanda (1971)
Murmur of the Heart (Le Souffle au Coeur) (1971)
Straw Dogs (1971)
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Wake in Fright (1971)
Deliverance (1972)
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes) (1972)
Cabaret (1972)
Solaris (Solyaris) (1972)
Cries and Whispers (Viskingar och Rop) (1972)
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Le Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie) (1972)
The Godfather (1972)
Last Tango in Paris (Ultimo Tango a Parigi) (1972)
The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra Von Kant) (1972)
Fat City (1972)
The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
Frenzy (1972)
Pink Flamingoes (1972)
Sleuth (1972)
Superfly (1972)
The Sting (1973)
The Mother and the Whore (La Maman et la Putain) (1973)
High Plains Drifter (1973)
Badlands (1973)
American Graffiti (1973)
Papillon (1973)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
The Wicker Man (1973)
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Serpico (1973)
Don’t Look Now (1973)
Day for Night (La Nuit Américaine) (1973)
Mean Streets (1973)
Sleeper (1973)
The Exorcist (1973)
F for Fake (Vérités et Mensonges) (1973)
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)
Turkish Delight (Turks Fruit) (1973)
The Spirit of the Beehive (El Espíritu de la Colmena) (1973)
The Harder They Come (1973)
Fantastic Planet (La Planéte Sauvage) (1973)
Amarcord (1973)
The Towering Inferno (1974)
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
Dersu Uzala (1975)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
The Conversation (1974)
The Mirror (Zerkalo) (1974)
Chinatown (1974)
A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Celine and Julie Go Boating (Céline et Julie Vont en Bateau) (1974)
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Angst Essen Seele Auf) (1974)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
The Travelling Players (O Thiassos) (1975)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
The Wall (Deewaar) (1975)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Manila in the Claws of Brightness (Maynila: sa Mga Kuko Ng Liwanag) (1975)
Fox and his Friends (Faustrecht der Freiheit) (1975)
Nashville (1975)
Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (Salò o le Centoventi Giornate di Sodoma) (1975)
Cria! (Cría Cuervos) (1975)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
India Song (1975)
Jaws (1975)
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
All the President’s Men (1976)
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
Network (1976)
Carrie (1976)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Rocky (1976)
In the Realm of the Senses (Ai no Corrida) (1976)
1900 (Novecento) (1976)
Ascent (Voskhozhdeniye) (1977)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
The Last Wave (1977)
Star Wars (1977)
Stroszek (1977)
Ceddo (1977)
The American Friend (Der Amerikanische Freund) (1977)
Annie Hall (1977)
Suspiria (1977)
Sleeping Dogs (1977)
Last Chants for a Slow Dance (1977)
Man of Marble (Czlowiek z Marmuru) (1977)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Killer of Sheep (1977)
Eraserhead (1977)
Soldier of Orange (Soldaat van Oranje) (1977)
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Days of Heaven (1978)
Halloween (1978)
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L’albero Degli Zoccoli) (1978)
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Up in Smoke (1978)
Grease (1978)
Shaolin Master Killer (Shao Lin San Shi Liu Fang) (1978)
Five Deadly Venoms (Wu Du) (1978)
My Brilliant Career (1979)
The Marriage of Maria Braun (Die Ehe der Maria Braun) (1979)
Nosferatu: Phantom of the Night (Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht) (1979)
Stalker (1979)
Life of Brian (1979)
Real Life (1979)
Breaking Away (1979)
Alien (1979)
Being There (1979)
Manhattan (1979)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
All That Jazz (1979)
The Muppet Movie (1979)
Christ Stopped at Eboli (Cristo si è Fermato a Eboli) (1979)
Mad Max (1979)
The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) (1979)
The Jerk (1979)
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Ordinary People (1980)
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Atlantic City (1980)
The Last Metro (Le Dernier Métro) (1980)
The Shining (1980)
The Elephant Man (1980)
The Big Red One (1980)
Loulou (1980)
Raging Bull (1980)
Airplane! (1980)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Diva (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
The Boat (Das Boot) (1981)
Gallipoli (1981)
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Body Heat (1981)
Man of Iron (Czlowiek z Zelaza) (1981)
Reds (1981)
Three Brothers (Tre Fratelli) (1981)
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
The Evil Dead (1982)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Too Early, Too Late (Zu Fr√ľh, Zu Sp√§t / Trop T√īt, Trop Tard) (1982)
Poltergeist (1982)
Yol (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
Diner (1982)
Tootsie (1982)
Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Gandhi (1982)
The Thing (1982)
Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander) (1982)
The Night of the Shooting Stars (La Notte di San Lorenzo) (1982)
A Question of Silence (De Stilte Rond Christine M.) (1982)
The Draughtsman’s Contract (1982)
A Christmas Story (1983)
Money (L’Argent) (1983)
The Right Stuff (1983)
The Big Chill (1983)
Sunless (Sans Soleil) (1983)
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
The Ballad of Narayama (Narayama Bushi-ko) (1983)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
El Norte (1983)
The Fourth Man (De Vierde Man) (1983)
Videodrome (1983)
Koyaanisqatsi (1983)
Scarface (1983)
The King of Comedy (1983)
Local Hero (1983)
Once Upon a Time in America (1983)
The Last Battle (Le Dernier Combat) (1983)
The Terminator (1984)
The Natural (1984)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Paris, Texas (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
This is Spinal Tap (1984)
A Passage to India (1984)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
The Killing Fields (1984)
Stranger than Paradise (1984)
Amadeus (1984)
Utu (1984)
Prizzi’s Honor (1985)
The Time to Live and the Time to Die (Tong Nien Wang Shi) (1985)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Come and See (Idi i Smotri) (1985)
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Out of Africa (1985)
Ran (1985)
Back to the Future (1985)
Brazil (1985)
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
The Quiet Earth (1985)
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Vagabond (Sans Toit ni Loi) (1985)
Shoah (1985)
The Color Purple (1985)
A Room with a View (1985)
The Official Story (La Historia Oficial) (1985)
Manhunter (1986)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
She’s Gotta Have It (1986)
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Caravaggio (1986)
Salvador (1986)
Platoon (1986)
Down By Law (1986)
The Decline of the American Empire (Le D√©clin de l’Empire Am√©ricain) (1986)
Peking Opera Blues (Do Ma Daan) (1986)
Aliens (1986)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
The Fly (1986)
Top Gun (1986)
Sherman’s March (1986)
Stand By Me (1986)
Tampopo (1985)
The Horse Thief (Dao Ma Zei) (1986)
Goodbye Children (Au Revoir les Enfants) (1987)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Brightness (Yeelen) (1987)
Project A, Part II (‘A’ Gai Waak Juk Jaap) (1987)
Wings of Desire (Der Himmel √úber Berlin) (1987)
Withnail and I (1987)
The Princess Bride (1987)
A Chinese Ghost Story (Sinnui Yauman) (1987)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Broadcast News (1987)
Babette’s Feast (Babbetes Gaestebud) (1987)
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Moonstruck (1987)
Wall Street (1987)
The Untouchables (1987)
Red Sorghum (Hong Gao Liang) (1987)
Fatal Attraction (1987)
The Dead (1987)
Housekeeping (1987)
Bull Durham (1988)
Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (H√ītel Terminus: Klaus Barbie et Son Temps) (1988)
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios) (1988)
The Vanishing (Spoorloos) (1988)
Alice (Neco z Alenky) (1988)
Ariel (1988)
The Thin Blue Line (1988)
Akira (1988)
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
A Tale of the Wind (Une Histoire de Vent) (1988)
The Naked Gun (1988)
Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) (1988)
Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no Haka) (1988)
Big (1988)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
The Decalogue (Dekalog) (1988)
Rain Man (1988)
Die Hard (1988)
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Dead Ringers (1988)
RoboCop (1987)
Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
Landscape in the Mist (Topio Stin Omichli) (1988)
The Story of Women (Une Affaire de Femmes) (1988)
The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Drowning By Numbers (1988)
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Batman (1989)
Field of Dreams (1989)
Glory (1989)
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, & Her Lover (1989)
My Left Foot (1989)
The Killer (Die Xue Shuang Xiong) (1989)
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
The Asthenic Syndrome (Astenicheskij Sindrom) (1989)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
Roger & Me (1989)
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
A City of Sadness (Beiqing Chengshi) (1989)
Say Anything (1989)
Trust (1990)
No Fear, No Die (S’en Fout la Mort) (1990)
Goodfellas (1990)
Close-Up (Nema-ye Nazdik) (1990)
King of New York (1990)
Pretty Woman (1990)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990)
Archangel (1990)
Total Recall (1990)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Europa Europa (Hitlerjunge Salomon) (1990)
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
Boyz ‘N the Hood (1991)
The Beautiful Troublemaker (La Belle Noiseuse) (1991)
The Rapture (1991)
A Brighter Summer Day (Guling Jie Shaonian Sha Ren Shijian) (1991)
JFK (1991)
Slacker (1991)
Once Upon a Time in China (Wong Fei-Hung) (1991)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Delicatessen (1991)
The Double Life of Veronique (La Double Vie de Véronique) (1991)
Tongues Untied (1989)
Raise the Red Lantern (Da Hong Deng Long Gao Gao Gua) (1991)
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (1991)
Naked Lunch (1991)
Romper Stomper (1992)
Strictly Ballroom (1992)
The Player (1992)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
A Tale of Winter (Conte D’hiver) (1992)
Unforgiven (1992)
The Actress (Yuen Ling-Yuk) (1992)
Man Bites Dog (C’est Arriv√© Pr√®s de Chez Vous) (1992)
The Crying Game (1992)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Candyman (1992)
Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1992)
The Blue Kite (Lan Feng Zheng) (1993)
Philadelphia (1993)
The Puppetmaster (Hsimeng Jensheng) (1993)
Short Cuts (1993)
Schindler’s List (1993)
Three Colors: Blue (Trois Couleurs: Bleu) (1993)
Farewell My Concubine (Ba Wang Bie Ji) (1993)
Groundhog Day (1993)
The Piano (1993)
The Wedding Banquet (Hsi Yen) (1993)
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Age of Innocence (1993)
The Lion King (1994)
The Last Seduction (1994)
The Wild Reeds (Les Roseaux Sauvages) (1994)
Crumb (1994)
Heavenly Creatures (1994)

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Three Colors: Red (Trois Couleurs: Rouge) (1994)

Natural Born Killers (1994)
Muriel’s Wedding (1994)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Hoop Dreams (1994)
Sátántangó (1994)
Clerks (1994)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Through the Olive Trees (Zire Darakhatan Zeyton) (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Dear Diary (Caro Diario) (1994)
Chungking Express (Chong Qing Sen Lin) (1994)
The Kingdom (Riget) (1994)
Braveheart (1995)
Deseret (1995)
Babe (1995)
Se7en (1995)
Smoke (1995)
The White Balloon (Badkonake Sefid) (1995)
Underground (1995)
The Brave-Hearted Will Take the Bride (Dilwale Dulhaniya le Jayenge) (1995)
Cyclo (Xich Lo) (1995)
Clueless (1995)
Safe (1995)
Heat (1995)
Toy Story (1995)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Dead Man (1995)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Zero Kelvin (Kj√¶rlighetens Kj√łtere) (1995)
Casino (1995)
Strange Days (1995)
Trainspotting (1996)
Fargo (1996)
Gabbeh (1996)
Three Lives and Only One Death (Trois Vies & Une Seule Mort) (1996)
Shine (1996)
Scream (1996)
Secrets & Lies (1996)
The English Patient (1996)
Lone Star (1996)
Breaking the Waves (1996)
Independence Day (1996)
The Pillow Book (1996)
The Ice Storm (1997)
Hana-Bi (1997)
Boogie Nights (1997)
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Funny Games (1997)
Open Your Eyes (Abre Los Ojos) (1997)
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Titanic (1997)
Taste of Cherry (Ta’m e Guilass) (1997)
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Happy Together (Cheun Gwong Tsa Sit) (1997)
Princess Mononoke (Mononoke Hime) (1997)
Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control (1997)
The Butcher Boy (1997)
Kundun (1997)
Mother and Son (Mat’ i Syn) (1997)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Run Lola Run (Lola Rennt) (1998)
Rushmore (1998)
The Celebration (Festen) (1998)
Buffalo ’66 (1998)
Ring (Ringu) (1998)
Happiness (1998)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Tetsuo (1989)
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Pi (1998)
The Idiots (Idioterne) (1998)
Sombre (1998)
There’s Something About Mary (1998)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Being John Malkovich (1999)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Three Kings (1999)
Magnolia (1999)
Fight Club (1999)
Audition (ŇĆdishon) (1999)
American Beauty (1999)
Beau Travail (1999)
All About My Mother (Todo Sobre mi Madre) (1999)
The Matrix (1999)
Taboo (Gohatto) (1999)
Rosetta (1999)
The Wind Will Carry Us (BńĀd mńĀ rńĀ KhńĀhad Bord) (1999)
Time Regained (Le Temps Retrouvé) (1999)
Attack the Gas Station (Juyuso Seupgyeok Sageon) (1999)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
The Gleaners and I (Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse) (2000)
In the Mood for Love (Dut Yeung Nin Wa) (2000)
Gladiator (2000)
Kippur (2000)
A One and a Two (Yi Yi) (2000)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Amores Perros (2000)
Memento (2000)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo Hu Cang Long) (2000)
Nine Queens (Nueve Reinas) (2000)
The Captive (La Captive) (2000)
Ali Zaoua, Prince of the Streets (Ali Zaoua, Prince de la Rue) (2000)
Meet the Parents (2000)
Signs & Wonders (2000)
Traffic (2000)
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi) (2001)
No Man’s Land (2001)
Am√©lie (Le Fabuleux Destin d’ Am√©lie Poulain) (2001)
What Time Is It There? (Ni na Bian Ji Dian) (2001)
Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)
Kandahar (Safar e Ghandehar) (2001)
The Piano Teacher (La Pianiste) (2001)
The Son’s Room (La Stanza del Figlio) (2001)
Moulin Rouge (2001)
Monsoon Wedding (2001)
Fat Girl (A Ma Soeur!) (2001)
Mulholland Drive (2001)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Lantana (2001)
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Gangs of New York (2002)
Russian Ark (Russkij Kovcheg) (2002)
Bowling for Columbine (2002)
City of God (Cidade de Deus) (2002)
Talk to Her (Hable Con Ella) (2002)
The Pianist (2002)
Adaptation. (2002)
Far from Heaven (2002)
Chicago (2002)
Hero (Ying Xiong) (2002)
Distant (Uzak) (2002)
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Irreversible (2002)
Bus 174 (2002)
Elephant (2003)
Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)
Oldboy (2003)
Good Bye, Lenin! (2003)
Osama (2003)
The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions Barbares) (2003)
Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003)
The Best of Youth (La Meglio Giovent√Ļ) (2003)
Lost in Translation (2003)
Head-On (Gegen Die Wand) (2004)
The Consequences of Love (Le Conseguenze dell’Amore) (2004)
Moolaadé (2004)
Downfall (Der Untergang) (2004)
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Collateral (2004)
The Aviator (2004)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
3-Iron (Bin-Jip) (2004)
Crash (2004)
Sideways (2004)
A Very Long Engagement (Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles) (2004)
Tsotsi (2005)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Go, See, and Become (Va, Vis et Deviens / Live and Become) (2005)
Paradise Now (2005)
Hidden (Caché) (2005)
The Constant Gardener (2005)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Pan’s Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno) (2006)
The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) (2006)
The Departed (2006)
Apocalypto (2006)
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
Once (2006)
The Queen (2006)
The Host (Gwoemul) (2006)
The Prestige (2006)
Children of Men (2006)
United 93 (2006)
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Babel (2006)
Volver (2006)
Paranormal Activity (2007)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le Scaphandre et le Papillon) (2007)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
La Vie en Rose (2007)
Into the Wild (2007)
Atonement (2007)
Surfwise (2007)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Gomorrah (Gomorra) (2008)
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Let the Right One In (Låt den Rätte Komma In) (2008)
Wall-E (2008)
The Good, the Bad, the Weird (Joheun nom Nabbeun nom Isanghan nom) (2008)
The Wrestler (2008)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
The Class (Entre les Murs) (2008)
Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008)
District 9 (2009)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Avatar (2009)
The White Ribbon (Das Weisse Band: Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte) (2009)
An Education (2009)
Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire (2009)
The Hangover (2009)
In the Loop (2009)
Fish Tank (2009)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
Of Gods and Men (Des Hommes et des Dieux) (2010)
Black Swan (2010)
The King’s Speech (2010)
Inception (2010)
The Social Network (2010)
Senna (2010)
Monsters (2010)
Four Lions (2010)
True Grit (2010)
Le Havre (2011)
Shame (2011)
A Separation (Jod√°i-e N√°der az Simin) (2011)
The Tree of Life (2011)
Drive (2011)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Bridesmaids (2011)
The Kid with a Bike (Le Gamin au vélo) (2011)
The Artist (2011)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
War Horse (2011)
The Descendants (2011)
Hugo (2011)
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Les Misérables (2012)
Amour (2012)
Argo (2012)
Lincoln (2012)
Skyfall (2012)
Django Unchained (2012)
Life of Pi (2012)

Oh yeah, the soundtrack is also pretty good..

Sorry, totes forgot about the soundtrack for A Room for Romeo Brass.

  • “A Message to You Rudy” – The Specials
  • “O Maria” – Beck
  • “Dead Melodies” – Beck
  • “Corpses in Their Mouths” Ian Brown
  • “Jesus Walking” The Leisure Society
  • “Matty Groves” – Fairport Convention
  • “Twenty Five Miles” – Edwin Starr
  • “Move It on Over” – Hank Williams
  • “Stolen Car” – Beth Orton
  • “John Lee” – Fairport Convention
  • “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” – PP Arnold
  • “Don’t Forget Your Shovel” – Christy Moore
  • “Civvy Street Fiasco” – Unisex
  • “Fox in the Snow” – Belle and Sebastian
  • “5,6,7,8” – Steps (the best one, obviously)
  • “Colours” – Donovan
  • “Listen Here” – Eddie Harris
  • “If This Is Love” – Sunhouse
  • “Going Down” – The Stone Roses
  • “Everywhere” – Billy Bragg
  • “After Midnight” – JJ Cale

 

A Room for Romeo Brass 10/10

”¬†I canna destroy ya today lads. I’m on very serious business.”A Room for Romeo Brass 10/10

This will contain spoilers.

We’ll start from the very beginning (that’s a very good place to start) and I’ll let you know about the background before spoiling the narrative for you – just kidding, this deserves a watch so I will honour the mystery of this film.

Okay, so this is Shane Meadows‘ third (independent) film and it’s fucking great. Written by Meadows and Paul Fraser, it’s narrative is somewhat homogeneous to Somers Town (if you haven’t seen it, watch it now) – the film is based on a situation, more than a conventional storyline, in other words – although there is a storyline, the endearing nature of the film stems from the theme rather than the actual story.

Right, so that hasn’t given anything significant away has it? So now a brief explanation of the plot to make you want to watch it…

The film revolves around two friends, Romeo and Gavin; a boy suffering from a serious spinal problem. After saving Romeo from a fight, the pair befriend Morell, whom soon becomes the butt of their jokes. After Morell falls for Romeo’s sister however, Morell decides he needs to become closer with Romeo in order to get to her, so pushes Gavin out. The film follows Romeo’s new found friendship with bully Morell and the dwindling relationship between himself and Gavin.

Basically, if you love arty farty indie films you’ll love this!

2 More Ratings

Unfortunately my horrid flatmate @todieuponakiss decided to leave me for a few days so my list will have to end here for now but since my last post, two more films can be added to the list:

  • Pineapple Express 6/10
  • Dial M for Murder 12/10 – The ending. Come on.

Dial M for Murder

I will write a more lengthy post for the majority of the films I have watched over the Easter at some point, even the ones I had watched previously. However I feel I need to post something about this film right now. Not a full review but a mention, for the greatest way to end a film in the history of cinema. Not only was this an amazing film all round, it had the most amazing ending to any film I have ever seen. To those of you that haven’t seen it, don’t worry I will not give anything away about the plot because this is just referring to the final shot. Okay, the penultimate shot. This shot can not be justly put into words so I have found a video of it online. Just watch, you’ll understand.

Easter Film Marathon with @todieuponakiss

Adam¬†and I, at the start of the Easter break, embarked on a 3-week long adventure, through films of the past 200 years. That’s right, 200 years! Thus far, we have watched 25.5 films (‘Brokeback Mountain’ is proving difficult to finish – Adam can only go so long with the ravishing Jake Gyllenhaal on screen before he wets himself).. That’s an average of 2.083 films a day, which doesn’t seem much but we have endured ‘Another Gay Sequel’ (0/10) and ‘Bucket List’ (1/10).

As well as these, here is a list of films we have watched and our ratings:

  • The Shining (10/10)
  • Antz (3/10)
  • Stardust (4/10)
  • Mulholland Drive (9/10)
  • Chocolat (2/10)
  • Psycho 1998 (1/10) – The library didn’t have the original, I really wish it did.
  • American History X (10/10)
  • Somers Town (9/10)
  • American Psycho (9/10)
  • Lolita (8/10)
  • The Karate Kid (5/10) – Again, not the original. I really wish it was.
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (10/10)
  • Dead Man’s Shoes (8/10)
  • Life of Pi (6/10)
  • Youth in Revolt (5/10)
  • Blue Velvet (8/10)
  • Memento (710)
  • Puss in Boots (3/10)
  • The Truman Show (7/10)
  • Misery (10/10)
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (7/10)
  • The Hunger Games (3/10)

I will eventually post reviews for all these films, but for now here is a picture of a cat playing the piano.

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