Being a hopelessly uncool old fogey from a land of sheep, i’m fascinated by this je ne sais quoi that effortlessly casts a halo round some while others are cast into darkness; a tyranny that dominates both popular and intellectual culture. I suspect the intellectual strain of Cool is of French ancestry. Alain Delon and Steve McQueen are of course prime contenders (is The Getaway cooler than Bullitt?) . Tarantino wants to be cool in all his films: coolness is their function and meaning. i’ll pick one. This is a subject that deserves more study i think, given its influence on the world
Not all films on this list will be everyone’s idea of cool; but a list should have a few surprises.
(p.s: lad mag obsession with being cool is all a load of ********. Take this list with a heavy pinch of salt)