Berjuan, right on.
The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah)
City Lights (Chaplin)
Personally I’d rather see a list than read a boring 2000 word post from one of the usual amateur critics wannabes.
Sisters of the Gion
“Yes, but I our paths are all different. Some prefer list, some prefer Criterions, some prefer friends recomendations, some prefer Film Comment recomendations etc, etc,.”
My point is you’ll never learn as much following someone else as you will learning yourself.
i can understand one preferring all of the above but i do wonder..why is Criterion so popular and so “MUST” for the up and coming cine-buffs?
i’ll have to agree once again today with Josh…and i will state this…when i first noticed Criterion’s Collection…..not only i realized the majority of it was Westernized and typical of a U.S. company to promote such films…but i didn’t need Criterion to inform me and introduce me to legendary directors like Kurosawa or Huston or quite a handful of others…
one must research in order to accomplish his passion for learning…and i feel i ought to learn a lot more yet…
Exactly Dmitris. Criterion has what? 500 Dvd’s in it’s collection? That’s not even close to definitive. One who relies solely on a single source for their film viewing will never come to know anything about film. You should take in as many sources of information as possible, and decide for yourself where to go next.
What a bunch of bullshit. The original poster asked “your top 5 must see movies, any suggestions?”, just like a million other threads posted on this site, no different.
She/he didn’t say “your top 5 Criterion must see movies”. Yes, its a meaningless thread, just like every other thread on this site.
Besides, its not like she/he is gonna rush out and see/buy all the movies listed here.
Everyone here sees whatever they wanna see, regardless of anything posted here.
Sample of threads titles currently on the first page :
Do people think of Bergman as middlebrow these days?
MARIE ANTOINETTE: YAY/NAY, WHY?
What composer do you wish work more often?
Is Walter Hill the most under rated director of the 1970s?
Last movie you saw and rate it
MOST BEAUTIFUL FILMS IN COLOR
TOP 10 LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA
Like I said, all meaningless.Why pick on this one thread?
No one comes on this site to learn anything, and I doubt that anyone, other than a half dozen pompous asses, takes anything posted here seriously.
That’s exactly what I’m saying Larrytalbot. (you should read the entirety of a conversation before you jump in. Its burned me in the past.)
Larrytalbot, I come to this site to learn something. :\
So I hope the community continues discussing films instead of listing them. I think the Bergman middlebrow thread is a pretty good thread.
Touch of Evil
The Big Lebowski
Mad Dog Time
ha ha nice post Larrytalbot, but here’s my must see list, have you seen these – if yes we can discuss them, learn and unlearn- Scenes from a Marriage
- Sans Soleil- Gates of Heaven
Josh,i guess that Larry guy doesn’t understand what anarchy is…
1.Children of Men
2.Every Kubrick film
3.North by Northwest
4.Bunny Lake Is Missing
Kubrick is a fucking genius, and Hitchcock knows how to make a damn good spy film.
I could list 500 but for 5…
2. The Godfather
3. La Strada
4. Bonnie & Clyde
Sansho the Bailiff for its exquisite balance of suffering, beauty and poignancy. As i’ve said before it’s the Taj Mahal of cinema
The Green Ray for its freshness, summery warmth and romantic optimistic idealism
Mirror for its miraculous elemental fluidity and astonishing density, its luminous mix of the personal, poetic and panoramic
Sunrise for its beauty, exhilarating inventiveness and atmospheric range of emotions .
Hiroshima mon Amour, for its historical importance, its cross-national alliances, its approach to subjectivity and memory, the individual and collective, and non-judgmental attitude to love at a personal cost in the time of war
my top 5 to suggest to anyone (i.e. people not into ‘arty’ movies) would be…
Seven Samurai (if I knew I could persuade them that subtitles are ok….)
Electra Glide in Blue
Bringing Up Baby (and black/white movies are good too!!!)
- Alien is a fan fave anyways but putting that in may persuade those only into the usual blockbusters that I wasn’t trying to ram ‘art’ down their throats…
Eros Plus Massacre
Vengeance is Mine
Branded to Kill
In the Realm of Senses
King Kong (1933)
Fanny and Alexander
Cries and Whispers
Last Year at Marienbad
Justin-Altman’s Quintet? If so, right on.
Fanny and Alexander
M. Hulot’s Holiday
The Testament of Dr.Mabuse
Ladies and Gentlemen can’t we all just get along? If you see a thread with lists etc.. don’t join in if your sick of the topic. It will make for a better enjoyable time for everyone if we didn’t talk crap all the time. Some people enjoy these threads, if it bothers you that much go to a thread you can bear.
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
A Matter Of Life and Death (Stairway to Heaven)
I know Where I’m Going
The Red Shoes
California Dreamin’ (Endless)
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai in the 8th Dimension
Ask me tomorrow and the list will almost certainly be different.
1. Network (1976: Sidney Lumet)
2. The Searchers (1956: John Ford)
3. The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944: Preston Sturges)
4. Touch of Evil (1958: Orson Welles)
5. Amelie (2001: Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train
The Night of the Hunter
La Commune (de Paris 1871)