Viva la Groundhog Day!
Oh and “The Seventh Seal” (1957) and “Raging Bull” (1980)
Wenders’ Wings of Desire…
The silence of the Lambs is one ….
Amadeus and The Godfather come to mind
Marie is right, definately Wings of Desire (1987, Wim Wenders)
Ha, whoa—I opened this thread and was about to post Paris Fuckin’ Texas and read the original post and was like, “yeah.”
itching to see wings of desire. In the mood for love is a perfect film for me, i really love the film.
12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet)
The Three Stooges, “Brideless Groom.”
to kill a mockingbird came into my head and stayed there
Eyes Wide Shut
The Third Man (1949)
Directed by Carol Reed
Written by Graham Greene
Produced by Korda, Selznick and Reed
Cinematography Robert Krasker
Moving story of people trying to find meaning, and coming to terms with loss, in a post war Europe, The acting, script, camera work, lighting, music and direction are simply perfect.
haunting soundtrack –
sublime direction………need I say more?
It Happened One Night.
Children of paradise
singing in the rain
gone with the wind
The wizard of oz
the Age of innocence
I’m with Abel on The Third Man.
I don’t believe a perfect film ever will be made, or even can be.
Perfection means that literally every frame of a film is as good as it could possibly be.
Every line, every camera movement, every movement an actor makes needs to be exactly right.
It needs to be of its time but still timeless. It needs to be able to connect with you emotionally and be enjoyable. And there are so many more thin lines to walk.
Plus, I generally feel that the perfect film should be universally lovable. For example a movie like Goodfellas, which I consider the best ever as of today, is perhaps to violent and to masculine to appeal to everyone.
Having said that, while I don’t believe it’s perfect, perhaps the closest any movie has gotten to being perfect is The Third Man.
Jules et Jim
The Third Man
The Double Life of Veronique
Wings of Desire
….. will think of some more in the morning
If there had to be one film for a dictionary entry, I say let it be North by Northwest.
night on earth
Woman under the influence
I was going to put wings of desire, but so many have already
The Lives of Others