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DAVID BORDWELL'S FAVOURITE FILMS

by Kenji
DAVID BORDWELL'S FAVOURITE FILMS by Kenji
David Bordwell is a tremendous writer on films, with a very instructive website.. He is an expert on the details of staging and the film-making process. I especially like his book Figures Traced in Light, which concentrates on Feuillade, Mizoguchi, Angelopoulos and Hou and which makes pertinent observations on the recent development of Hollywood’s “intensified continuity”. He particularly admires Mizoguchi, Ozu and Renoir. However, his hackles are likely to be raised by mention of Slavoj Zizek! Below is his top 10 for the Sight and Sound poll of 1992, in alphabetical order, and also films chosen in his top 10 for Facets, kindly provided by… Read more

David Bordwell is a tremendous writer on films, with a very instructive website.. He is an expert on the details of staging and the film-making process. I especially like his book Figures Traced in Light, which concentrates on Feuillade, Mizoguchi, Angelopoulos and Hou and which makes pertinent observations on the recent development of Hollywood’s “intensified continuity”. He particularly admires Mizoguchi, Ozu and Renoir. However, his hackles are likely to be raised by mention of Slavoj Zizek! Below is his top 10 for the Sight and Sound poll of 1992, in alphabetical order, and also films chosen in his top 10 for Facets, kindly provided by our very own Angel. Early Summer, Playtime and Sansho the Bailiff were picked in both lists. From 18 to 23 on this list are 6 films he has also cited as among his favourites.

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