3. Barton Fink
4. Hotel Rwanda
5. Mystery Train
1. Room Service
not sure about the rest: Hotel New Hampshire, Bates Motel, Motel Hell and Chelsea Hotel should get consideration. Also Grand Hotel.
NO “Lost in Translation”!? Or do you not count that?
The Holy Girl (Lucrecia Martel)An Inn at Osaka (Gosho Heinosuke)Somewhere (Sofia Coppola)Love Hotel (Sômai Shinji)Tape (Richard Linklater)
8 1/2 (Federico Fellini, 1963)Rosaura at 10 o’clock (Mario Soffici, 1958)The Silence (Ingmar Bergman, 1963)Hiroshima mon amour (Alain Resnais, 1961)Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (Jacques Tati, 1953)
Hey, why not 200 Motels?
forgot about “Tape” and “Lost In Translation” Good calls! 8 1/2 too.
A Bout de Souffle – Breathless
1. An Inn in Tokyo dir. Yasujiro Ozu
2. 8 1/2 dir. Federico Fellini
3. The Silence dir. Ingmar Bergman
4. Born Yesterday dir. Geroge Cukor
5. The Night of the Iguana dir. John Huston
1. Camel(s) dir. Park Ki-young
2. Wild at Heart dir. David Lynch
3. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days dir. Cristian Mungiu
4. The Face of Another dir. Hiroshi Teshigahara
5. Room Service dir. William A. Seiter
6. A King in New York dir. Charles Chaplin
GRAND HOTEL, anyone?
FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS
SOME LIKE IT HOT
nice call on cocoanuts and some like it hot, Roscoe
And how about THE STUNT MAN.
Just seen Memento (2000) again a lot of which takes place in a motel. Excellent low budget thriller from Nolan, although the central conceit of the scenes playing in reverse order doesn’t hold up to multiple viewings, as the story is pretty thin when you can follow the main narrative. Brilliantly shot by Wally Pfister in trade mark cool blues, and Guy Pearce is on excellent form as the memory challenged Leonard Shelby.
FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS!!!!
Two experimental films by Akerman.
Blast of SilenceThe SilenceThe Last DetailParis, TexasFear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Not really a top five list . . . just not listed above. Maybe New Rose Hotel could be a top five.
New Rose Hotel by Abel Ferrara
The Million Dollar Hotel by Wim Wenders
Slaughter Hotel by Fernando Di Leo with Klaus Kinski
Identity by James Mangold w. Rebecca De Mornay, Ray Liotta, John Cusack, Amanda Peet
The following is a stretch, but the tenement dweller characters may have considered their hovel a very low rent hotel rather than a permanent residence:
The Lower Depths by Akira Kurosawa
The Night Porter
who starts the list… ?
Dirty Pretty Things by Stephen Frears w. Audrey Tautou
Touch Of Evil by Orson Welles. Strange bedfellows Janet Leigh, Dennis Weaver, and an uncredited Mercedes McCambridge share some memorable screen time at the Mirador Motel. Later, Welles’ character, Hank Quinlan, snuffs Uncle Joe Grande in a dark and sleazy Tijuana hotel room in an unsuccessful attempt to frame the newly wedded Mrs. Vargas for murder and drug crimes.
Key Largo by John Huston
Road House (1948) by Jean Negulesco with Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde, and Richard Widmark
Suspicious River by Lynne Stopkewich w. Molly Parker
“Hotel Paradiso” with Rik Mayall is brilliant.
Wim Wender’s Chambre 666,
After the news of Kodak demise more relevant than ever.