ikiru, a bittersweet life , dead man , do the right thing , taxi driver , la haine , hana-bi , ran , pulp fiction , goodfellas , the godfather , oldboy , orange clockwork , ourga ( or urga by Nikita Milkhalkov ) …
Doing the perfect film is really difficult, almost impossible. Though the dramatic or sensitive subjects can help a lot. But what about a “perfect” comedy? Isn’t it much more difficult?
“Some like it hot”. that’s the perfect comedy and one of the most perfect movie ever done.
.. trainspotting .. one would say it’s a disgusting movie, but appropriate, because heroin addiction is a disgustin habbit .. one of the rare movies that shows the euphoria of drugs as well as their risks … what i loved the best about trainspotting were beautifully acted characters … low-life , immoral , junky trash who makes you both despise and pity them but love them at the same time ..
… i loved that dose of surrealism , best seen when renton dives into toilet which is as well one of two the most graphic, horrifying scenes i’ve seen … amazingly, and thankfully those two scenes are far , far away from mere shocking tactics …
anyway … It is an instant classic , that represents the book accurately .. best British movie to ever grace this Earth
I immediately thought
Satantango (7 hours of flawlessness)
Double Life of Veronique
Olmi’s ‘The Tree of Wooden Clogs’ and Yang’s ‘A Brighter Summer Day’
(combined they make 7 hours of flawlessness)
Dead Man by Jim Jarmusch and The Bicycle Thief
Bergman’s ‘Smiles of a Summer Night’
THE SEARCHERS. Perfection in invisible but masterful technique.
Doinel, well done on the Bergman call.
I would say the conformist considering the awesome lights and shadows effects and the very nice acting.
Get Carter or Betty Blue…
…And “Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters”.
Not just one, but…
(In no particular order / strictly Criterion)
2. Brazil (Director´s cut)
3. The Third Man (sort of a clockwork device…)
4. Ivan the Terrible, Part II
6. Port of Shadows
7. The Silence
9. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
10. In the Mood for Love
11. The Burmese Harp
12. Le Cercle Rouge
13. Le Notti Bianche
14. Floating Weeds
16. The Naked City
17. Ace in the Hole
18. Sawdust and Tinsel
A very subjective appreciation, of course.
The excellent Children Of Men!
A am sure i’ll get laughed here. but i find the 1980 Flash Gordon to be perfect. I do not think it is an earth shattering film but it is abou the most fun I have ever had watching a movie. Love the music love the cast and the cheesey effects.
Perfect Fun !
Although not my favorite two films, one of them is not even in the top twenty, I consider them perfect in that there is not a thing I would change about them. No aspect is weak, at least to me. 1. Atom Egoyan’s Exotica, a film which could not have been done any other way, and 2. Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries, my favorite Bergman, although you could exchange this for any other of his more prominent works.
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
Hmm… It’s hard to choose one, buy I think one change to this film would have ruined it, so it must be perfect as it is. Léolo (Jean-Claude Lauzon)
Shakespeare In Love. Each beat in the script is perfect and the ending is eerie.
In the Mood for Love
.. to name a couple
Jules and Jim
Wings of Desire