L’Histoire d’Adèle H. (Truffaut, 1975)
You’re my new hero. It’s in contention for a place in my 10, and I can’t believe there are two of us.
Well this is one variation.
1. In The Mood For Love Wong Kar-wai, 2000
2. Les Miserables Raymond Bernard, 1934
3. High & Low Akira Kurosawa, 1963
4. The Naked Island Kaneto Shindo, 1960
5. Memories of Murder Bong Joon-ho, 2003
6. Scenes From a Marriage Ingmar Bergman, 1973
7. Woman in the Dunes Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964
8. Spirited Away Hayao Miyazaki, 2001
9. Paths of Glory Stanley Kubrick, 1957
10. The Innocents Jack Clayton, 1961
please make sure all lists are submitted via PM, otherwise they will not be counted!!!
1. Bicycle Thieves
2. The Mirror
3. Idade de Terra
7. Werckmeister Harmonies
8. Cleo from 5 to 7
9. Annie Hall
10. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
A Serious Man
Children Of Men
Taxi Driver (Just remembered this one…probably should be in my top 10)
Battle of Algiers
A Woman Under The Influence
The Traveling Players
copied from pm:
friday night (claire denis, 2002)je vous salue sarajevo (godard, 1992)kisses (yasuzo masumura, 1957)la dolce vita (fellini, 1960)les amants du pont-neuf (carax, 1991)love streams (john cassavetes, 1984)nuovo cinema paradiso (giuseppe tornatore, 1988)sunrise: a song of two humans (murnau, 1927)the 400 blows (truffaut, 1959)wings of desire (wim wenders, 1987)
alphabetical, so no rank.
Dekalog – The Decalogue (1988, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland)
Hiroshima mon Amour (Alan Resnais, 1959, France/Japan)
In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-Wai, 2000, Hong Kong)
King Kong (Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933, United States)
Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union)
Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968, Italy)
Singing in the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1952, United States)
Sunrise (F.W. Murnau, 1927, United States)
The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949, United Kingdom)
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958, United States)
1.Face To Face, Ingmar Bergman, 1976
2.Eight and A Half, Federico Fellini, 1963
3.Le Mepris, Jean Luc Godard, 1963
4.O Homem do Pau-Brasil, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, 1982
5.Violence At Noon, Nagisa Oshima, 1966
6.Veredas, Joao Cesar Monteiro, 1978
7.Mirror, Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975
8.Africa I Will Fleece You, Jean Marie Teno, 1993
9.Beware of The Holy Whore, Rainer Fassbinder, 1971
10.Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, Sergei Paradjanov, 1964
The nearly list would include
Elephant, Alan Clarke
High and Low, Akira Kurosawa
The Ashes, Andrzej Wajda
Kageroza, Seijun Suzuki
Come and See, Elim Klimov
Once Upon A Time In the West, Sergio Leone
Love Streams, John Cassavettes
Wishing Tree, Tenghiz Abuladze
Adelhied, Frabtisek Vlacil
l’Eclisse, Michelangelo Antonioni
Immortal Story, Orson Welles
Trilogy, Lucas Belvaux
Everyone Else, Maren Ade
Playtime – Tati
A Day in the Country – Renoir
Early Summer – Ozu
The Thin Red Line – Malick
Pitfall – Teshighara
The Leopard – Visconti
Reconstruction – Pintilie
The Mirror – Tarkovsky
La Dolce Vita – Fellini
The Phantom of Liberty – Bunuel
I don’t really know much about film compared to most people here, but that’s my list. In 6 months, it might be completely different.
1. Pierrot le fou-1965, Jean-Luc Godard
2. Chungking Express-1994, Wong Kar-Wai
3. Stop Making Sense-1984, Jonathan Demme
4. Sunrise-1927, F.W. Murnau
5. Playtime-1967, Jacques Tati
6. The Rules of the Game-1939, Jean Renoir
7. The Birds-1963, Alfred Hitchcock
8. The Searchers-1956, John Ford
9. Ugetsu-1953, Kenji Mizoguchi
10. Barry Lyndon-1975, Stanley Kubrick
This is for RUS to use or not use as he chooses, it has been sent to him in PM.
1- Apocalypse Now- Francis Ford Coppola-1979
From the moment I watched this in 1991 it has been my favorite film. Great cinematography, perfect editing, solid performances, then when I learned the back story of the filming, I saw what an effort it was to get the film made it it added that much more to it’s near perfection.
2- The Ice Storm- Ang Lee-1997
Such a subtle film where what is really being said is never really said at all. A beautiful adaptation of a good novel and beautiful performances are seen throughout the film. Mychael Danna’s score is almost a narrator.
3- Miller’s Crossing- The Coen Bros.- 1990
The Coens created a new way to speak. They smiled at the Gangster Genre, paid it respect, and added in their own special quirks. It’s a fun film with drama and noteworthy performances by John Turturro and Marcia Gay Hardin.
4- The Godfather (All Parts)- Francis Ford Coppola- 1972/74/90 (if it must be cut to one single film, then it would be Part I)
I don’t think the third installment sullied the series as much as I once did. Part III’s greatest sin was that it was not Part I or Part II. The first two in the series are the picture of perfection. I may have more favorite films, but The Godfather Part I is the greatest film ever made.
5- Mean Streets- Martin Scorsese-1973
Scorsese was still raw and that’s what makes Mean Streets so good. Then the fact he fulfilled the promise he showed in this film makes it that much more remarkable.
6- Se7en- David Fincher- 1995
Though people may love to hate on Fincher, Se7en is a major work of Crime Cinema. Darius Khondji’s cinematography is spot on. Morgan Freeman is perfect, and even Brad Pitt is good, because Fincher knew how to work with him and get the best from him.
7- Trois Couleurs: Bleu- Krzysztof Kieślowski- 1993
There isn’t much to say except Bleu is a beautiful film of accepting grief and being strong enough to move on. Juliette Binoche is amazing. Zbigniew Preisner’s score enhances the drama and was the final perfect piece in each of the Trois Couleurs films.
8- Raging Bull- Martin Scorsese- 1980
Raging Bull has well-earned it’s standing as a great film. It’s strong as it displays La Motta’s weakness. It’s strong in the boxing ring. It is strong in the violence and the pain and it makes no excuses for what it is.
9- Medium Cool- Haskell Wexler- 1969
Merging real life and film to perfection. This film should be seen more often that it is.
10- Europa Europa- Agnieszka Holland- 1990
I didn’t cry, but I came close.
Can I change my picks RUS? I want to switch in Taxi Driver and 8 1/2 as my #9 and #10.
(Also, add Wings of Desire and Paris Texas to my honorable mentions.)
1. Three – Aleksandar Petrovic
2. The decalogue – Krzysztof Kieslowski
3. Visitor of a museum – Konstantin Lopushansky
4. The castle of purity – Arturo Ripstein
5. Que Viva México! – Sergei Eisenstein
6. Uprise – Sandro Aguilar
7. Stalker – Andrei Tarkovsky
8. Wojaczek – Lech Majewski
9. Barton Fink – Joel & Ethan Coen
10.Pierrot le fou - Jean-Luc Godard
“Can I change my picks RUS? I want to switch in Taxi Driver and 8 1/2 as my #9 and #10”
No. all submissions are final. it’d be a pain in the ass to fix these things. please carefully craft all lists before submission.
i mean that in the nicest way possible.
Wait, are you just adding the points to the total instead of putting the ballots on an excel spreadsheet?
That way’s just begging for mistakes.
Jirin, I’m using excel.
gimme a little fucking credit.
I originally assumed you were using Excel. I was just surprised you were against ballot changes, because if you have a separate column for each voter that should be a cinch.
1. Belle de Jour- Bunuel-67
2. Blade Runner-R. Scott-82
4. Once Upon A Time in the West-Leone-68
6. Medium Cool-Wexler-69
7. Raging Bull-Scorsese-80
8. All About Eve-Mankiewicz-50
1) Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)
2) Out 1: Noli me tangere (Jacques Rivette, 1971)
3) The Innocents (Jack Clayton, 1961)
4) Heat (Michael Mann, 1995)
5) Detour (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945)
6) Water and Power (Pat O’Neill, 1989)
7) Passion (Jean-Luc Godard, 1982)
8) Under Capricorn (Alfred Hitchcock, 1949)
9) Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953)
10) Dellamorte Dellamore (Michele Soavi, 1994)
1. Sans soleil (Sunless, 1983, Chris Marker)
2. Зеркало (The Mirror, 1975, Andrei Tarkovsky)
3. Au hasard Balthazar (Balthazar, 1966, Robert Bresson)
4. Sanshō dayũ (Sansho the Bailiff, 1954, Kenji Mizoguchi)
5. Vale Abrãao (Abraham Valley, 1994, Manoel de Oliveira)
6. Subarnarekha (Swarnarekha River, 1964, Ritwik Ghatak)
7. Zenshin shōsetsuka (A Dedicated Life, 1994, Kazuo Hara)
8. Bao giờ cho đến tháng Mười (When the Tenth Month Comes, 1984, Đặng Nhật Minh)
9. Mirt Sost Shi Amit (Harvest: 3000 Years, 1976, Haile Gerima)
10. Akaler Sandhane (In Search of Famine, 1980, Mrinal Sen)
Elisa, Vida Mía (Elisa, My Life) – Carlos Saura – SPAIN – 1977Banshun (Late Spring) – Yasujiro Ozu – JAPAN – 1949La Ciénaga (The Swamp) – Lucrecia Martel – ARGENTINA – 2001Skazka Skazok (Tale Of Tales) – Yuriy Norshteyn – RUSSIA – 1979Liquid Sky – Slava Tsukerman – USA – 1982Stalker - Andrei Tarkovsky – RUSSIA – 1979Khane-Ye Doust Kodjast? (Where Is The Friend’s Home?) – Abbas Kiarostami – IRAN – 1987Sans Soleil (Sunless) – Chris Marker – FRANCE – 1983L’intrus (The Intruder) – Claire Denis – FRANCE – 2004L’année Dernière à Marienbad (Last Year At Marienbad) – Alain Resnais – FRANCE – 1961
1. Zerkalo (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975)
2. The Pear Tree (Dariush Mehrjui, 1998)
3. El Sur ( Víctor Erice, 1983)
4. La règle du jeu (Jean Renoir, 1939)
5. Harvest: 3,000 Years (Haile Gerima, 1976)
6. Out 1: Noli me tangere (Jacques Rivette, 1971)
7. Rosaura a las Diez (Mario Soffici, 1958)
8. Inquietude (Manoel De Oliveira, 1998)
9. The Crowd (King Vidor, 1928)
10.A City of Sadness (Hou Hsiao Hsien, 1989)
1. Werckmeister Harmonies (Werckmeister harmóniák)- Bela Tarr – 2000
2. NIght of the Shooting Stars (La notte di San Lorenzo) – Taviani Brothers – 1982
3. Mother Joan of the Angels (Matka Joanna od aniolów) – Jerzy Kawalerowicz – 1961
4. Spirit of the Beehive (El espíritu de la colmena) – Victor Erice – 1973
5. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (Tini zabutykh predkiv) – Sergei Paradjanov – 1964
6. Valley of the Bees (Údolí vcel) – Frantisek Vlacil – 1968
7. Shame (Skammen) – Ingmar Bergman – 1968
8. Rosetta – Dardenne Brothers – 1999
9. Ugetsu Monogatari – Kenji Mizoguchi – 1953
10. The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek – Preston Sturges – 1944
Stalker/Сталкер(1979,Soviet Union-West Germany,Andrei Tarkovsky)
In the Mood for Love/Fa yeung nin wa(2000,France-Hong Kong,Wong Kar-Wai)
C’era una volta il West/Once Upon a Time in the West(1968,Italy-USA,Sergio Leone)
El espíritu de la colmena/The Spirit of the Beehive(1973,Spain,Victor Erice)
2001:A Space Odyssey(1968,UK-USA,Stanley Kubrick)
And some films that are just left outside:
Lawrence of Arabia-this one could have made the list,but I haven’t seen it in years
La Notte/L’Avventura-Each one of Antonioni’s trilogy could have easily made the list.
Raging Bull-I prefered not to put two film by the same director,so it has another reason to be out
2046-Same with Raging Bull
Pierrot Le Fou
Hiroshima Mon Amour
The Travelling Players-Maybe I should have found a place in my list for the best Greek film
And many,many others..
1. Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki (When a Woman Ascends the Stairs) by Naruse Mikio, 1960, Japan
2. Ikiru (To Live) by Akira Kurosawa, 1952, Japan
3. Sennen joyû (Millenium Actress) by Satoshi Kon, 2001, Japan
4. Vivre Sa Vie: Film en douze tableau (My Life to Live) by Jean Luc Godard, 1962, France
5. Saikaku ichidai onna (The Life of Oharu) by Mizoguchi Kenji, 1952, Japan
6. Perfect Blue by Satoshi Kon, 1998, Japan
7. Aruitemo Aruitemo (Still Walking) by Koreeda Hirokazu, 2008, Japan
8. Back to the Future by Robert Zemeckis, 1985, USA
9. Sibaji (Surrogate Mother) by Im Kwon Taek, 1987, South Korea
10. Saenghwalui balgyeon (On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate) by Hong Sang Soo, 2002, South Korea
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
Loved films about how women fought against all odds to survive! I also liked the voice over narration that documented the life in Japan during the early sixties and how well Takamine Hideko conducted herself despite the circumstances!
Was really impressed by the old man’s determination to make a difference in his work!
Loved the tribute to the history of Japanese cinema and the protagonist’s strive for excellence in her work!
My Life to Live
Chose this for very similar reasons as “When a Woman Ascends the Stairs”. Godard provided the voice over narration for Karina in this case and they made a great couple!
The Life of Oharu
Loved the social criticism and the great acting by Tanaka Kinuyo!
My first Japanese anime that I watched on the big screen and I was blown away by it! Great psychological thriller!
Loved this understated family drama!
Back to the Future
Loved the technical jargons spouted by Christopher Lloyd that made him sound very smart! Nice blend of science fiction, adventure and comedy!
Saw this at a cinema in Singapore that was notorious for screening adult themed movies. The movie posters emphasized the erotic aspects of the film but I also liked the social criticism and the depiction of a rich Korean culture!
Loved the episodic structure and the director’s deep understanding of the relationship between men and women! The mini-story about the turning gate was interesting too!
- Akai Satsui (Intentions of Murder) by Imamura Shohei, 1964, Japan
- Akai Tenshi (Red Angel) by Masumura Yasuzo, 1966, Japan
- Hanyo (The Housemaid) by Kim Ki-Young, 1960, South Korea
- Inazuma (Lightning) by Naruse Mikio, 1952, Japan
- Kuchizuke (Kisses) by Masumura Yasuzo, 1957, Japan
- Oh! Soo-Jung (Virgin Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors) by Hong Sang Soo, 2000, South Korea
- Omohide Poro Poro (Only Yesterday) by Takahata Isao, 1991, Japan
- Persona by Ingmar Bergman, 1966, Sweden
- Sopyonje by Im Kwon Taek, 1993, South Korea
- Ugetsu Monogatari (Tales of Ugetsu) by Mizoguchi Kenji, 1953, Japan
Floating Clouds / Ukigumo
Naruse Mikio / 1955 / Japan
Taste of Cherry / Ta’m e guilass
Abbas Kiarostami / 1997 / Iran-France
Peter Watkins / 1974 / Norway-Sweden
The Grapes of Wrath
John Ford / 1940 / United States
Arising from the Surface / Satah se Uthata Aadmi
Mani Kaul / 1980 / India
I Can’t Sleep / J’ai pas sommeil
Claire Denis / 1994 / France-Switzerland
Black God, White Devil / Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol
Glauber Rocha / 1964 / Brazil
The Cremator / Spalovač mrtvol
Juraj Herz / 1969 / Czechoslovakia
Through a Glass Darkly / Såsom i en spegel
Ingmar Bergman / 1961 / Sweden
Robert Bresson / 1959 / France
My list for the current poll:
Closely Watched Trains (Ostre sledované vlaky) – Jirí Menzel – 1966 – CzechoslovakiaMarketa Lazarová – František Vláčil – 1967 – CzechoslovakiaSátántangó – Béla Tarr – 1994 – HungaryWild Strawberries (Smultronstället) – Ingmar Bergman – 1957 – SwedenJeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles – Chantal Akerman – 1975 – BelgiumLandscape in the Mist (Topio stin omichli) – Theodoros Angelopoulos – 1988 – GreeceThe Shining – Stanley Kubrick – 1980 – USAColor of Pomegranates (Sayat Nova) – Sergei Parajanov – 1968 – Soviet UnionThe Sacrifice (Offret) – Andrei Tarkovsky – 1986 – SwedenPather Panchali – Satyajit Ray – 1955 – India
This was a totally different list than I submitted to Adam for the original the auteurs poll. Got to put some other favorites on this one. The top 10 on my profile is closer to what I submitted before, but wanted to choose some other films I love. All represent what I enjoy most in cinema: contemplative, meditative, complex, great use of cinematography. For example, I chose Sátántangó because I love the smell of cows in the morning.
Of course, restricting to 10 is impossible. Some good lists above, with not all the ‘usual suspects’. Let’s hope for some different results than the 2009 poll. Thanks to RUS for organizing.
1. 8 1/2
5. Berlin Alexanderplatz
6. Celine and Julie Go Boating
7. Knife in the Water
directors and years please!
1. 2001:A Space Odyssey – Stanley Kubrick – 1968
2. Persona – Ingmar Bergman – 1966
3. Schindler’s List – Steven Spielberg – 1993
4. Goodfellas – Martin Scorsese – 1990
5. The Insider – Michael Mann – 1999
6. In the Mood for Love – Wong Kar-Wai – 2000
7. The Lives of Others – Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck – 2006
8. High and Low – Akira Kurosawa – 1963
9. Mulholland Drive – David Lynch – 2001
10. Black Hawk Down – Ridley Scott – 2001
01. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978)
02. 28 Up (Michael Apted, 1984)
03. The Red Shoes (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1948)
04. Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982)
05. The Last Temptation of Christ (Martin Scorsese, 1988)
06. Yellow Submarine (George Dunning & Dennis Abey, 1968)
07. Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett, 1977)
08. Floating Weeds (Yasujiro Ozu, 1959)
09. Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)
10. The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966)