What exactly does “cinema as an art” entail?
I have way to many favorites to even try and make a top 5. So, I’ll try and put up 5 that haven’t been mentioned yet.
Black Narcissus(the Archers)
An American in Paris(Vincente Minnelli)
Gate of Flesh(Seijun Suzuki)
“So far, not unusually, we’ve only come up with films from powerful nations with histories of imperialism.”
That may sound PC, but it reads more like a line from a Monty Python skit, it’s such a head-spinning non sequitur for this topic.
On the other hand, perhaps it is useful to be reminded that the Hollywood studio system was established expressly for the purpose of oppressing the indigenous peoples of California.
The mere fact that we got film noir, Cary Grant, and some drive-in classics out of the arrangement is just a happy accident.
Besides, in a just world, we wouldn’t be watching movies; we’d be making amends. So in protest of our collective guilt, I refuse to share my top five.
“What exactly does “cinema as an art” entail?”
Cinema and art, most likely.
wait, shouldn’t we save considerations of our collective guilt for when Thanksgiving rolls around?
The mental picture that I get when I think of Mubi is that of a wheel.
1. The Age of the Medici (1973, Roberto Rossellini, Italy)
2. Foolish Wives (1922, Erich von Stroheim, United States)
3. The Saga of Anatahan (1953, Josef von Sternberg, Japan)
4. Film Socialisme (2010, Jean-Luc Godard, France/Switzerland)
5. The Sun Shines Bright (1953, John Ford, United States)
Honorable Mention: Voyage to Italy (1954, Roberto Rossellini, Italy) and Bitter Victory (1957, Nicholas Ray, Great Britain/France)
Girlfriend in a Coma: No way am I waiting around until Thanksgiving to wallow in self-righteous indignation.
I want everyone to know that I’m marching in the army of the saints NOW.
The Age of the Medici Rossellini
Tree of Wooden Clogs-Olmi
I would agree with Scampi listing a film such as Scenes from a Marriage. The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu is another example.
Ripeness is all—
L’intrusNotre musiqueZodiacThe Limits of ControlThe Girl From Monday
Phantom of the Opera (Chaney)
Time Stands Still
Dog Day Afternoon
Lawrence of Arabia
1. Zodiac (Fincher)
2. Heat (Mann)
3. Magnolia (Anderson)
4. Alien (Scott)
5. Drive (Refn)
I just made this thread a 100 times sexier.
Amélie – Jean-Pierre Jeunet
The Searchers – John Ford
Sullivan’s Travels – Preston Sturges
City Lights – Charlie Chaplin
2001: A Space Odyssey – Stanley Kubrick
5 great examples of short cinema…as an art, I guess.
1. Lodz Symphony (Peter Hutton)
2. Film (Alan Schneider)
3. Diary of a Yunbogi Boy (Nagisa Oshima)
4. Roads of Kiarostami (Abbas Kiarostami)
5. World of Glory (Roy Andersson)
5 random picks from my top100
-Four Nights of a Dreamer -1971, Robert Bresson
-An American in Paris -1951, Vincente Minnelli
-Nenette et Boni -1996, Claire Denis
-The Music Room -1958, Satyajit Ray
-Predator -1987, John McTiernan
Vivre Sa Vie
2001 A Space Odyssey
Loves Of A Blonde
01 Eros Plus Massacre (Yoshida)
02 Vertigo (Hitchcock)
03 Contempt (Godard)
04 Ordet (Dreyer)
05 In a Year of 13 Moons (Fassbinder)
Don’t forget coffee and cigaretts by Jim Jarmusch
Days and Nights in the Forest
The Lady Eve
Bay of Angels
The Wild Bunch
There are far too many films that I consider great to ever pick only five. So here are five random choices
The Man With the Movie Camera- Dziga Vertov (1929)
The Bride of Frankenstein- James Whale (1935)
The Diary of a Country Priest- Robert Bresson (1951)
Insiang- Lino Brocka (1976)
The Headless Woman- Lucrecia Martel (2008)
come to my mind as artistic movies.
Bin Jip (Kkd)
Barry Lyndon (Kubrick)
Most of Malick or Yimou.
Black Narcissus [P&P]
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover [Greenaway]
Hiroshima mon amour [Resnais]
The Scent of Green Papaya [Tran]
- Chikamatsu Monogatari (Mizoguchi, 54)
- Night of the Demon (Tourneur, 57)
- Two Weeks in Another Town (Minnelli, 62)
- Numéro deux (Godard, 75)
- For Marilyn (Brakhage, 92)
- Pierrot le Fou (Jean Luc Godard)
- Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders)
- Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky)
- Persona (Ingmar Bergman)
- Stranger Than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch)
CINEMA AS AN ART (?)
Will Try then:
-Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir) beautiful, beautiful landscape
-2046 (WKW) I could randomly captured every frame of this film and use it as desktop wallpaper. Also, beautiful, beautiful musical use
- Every Terence Malick film (always artsy, which doesn’t always correlated with high entertainment value)
- La Jeteee (Chris Marker) Could become another photo gallery of its own
- Every Gaspar Noe film (Art, in a very wild nature)