DAVID EHRENSTEIN'S FAVOURITE FILMS

by Kenji
DAVID EHRENSTEIN'S FAVOURITE FILMS
I’ve posted a few critics’ lists and David (mubi page “here”: http://mubi.com/users/37366) has kindly given me the go-ahead for his favourite films to be put here. The top 10, then the rest. Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (Patrice Chéreau, 1998) Out 1 (Jacques Rivette, 1971) 8½ (Federico Fellini, 1963) The Night of the Hunter(Charles Laughton, 1955) La Commune (de Paris, 1871) (Peter Watkins, 2000) Lola Montès (Max Ophuls, 1955) The Red Shoes (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1949) Muriel (Alain Resnais, 1963) Un condamné à mort s’est échappé (Robert Bresson, 1956) Record of a Tenement Gentleman (Yasujiro Ozu, 1947… Read more

I’ve posted a few critics’ lists and David (mubi page “here”: http://mubi.com/users/37366) has kindly given me the go-ahead for his favourite films to be put here. The top 10, then the rest.

Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (Patrice Chéreau, 1998)
Out 1 (Jacques Rivette, 1971)
8½ (Federico Fellini, 1963)
The Night of the Hunter(Charles Laughton, 1955)
La Commune (de Paris, 1871) (Peter Watkins, 2000)
Lola Montès (Max Ophuls, 1955)
The Red Shoes (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1949)
Muriel (Alain Resnais, 1963)
Un condamné à mort s’est échappé (Robert Bresson, 1956)
Record of a Tenement Gentleman (Yasujiro Ozu, 1947)

Also: **** /Four Stars (Andy Warhol, 1967), A Movie (Bruce Conner, 1958), Singin’ in the Rain (Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen, 1952), Good News (Charles Walters, 1947), Performance (Donald Cammell and Nicholas Roeg, 1970), Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967) The Leopard (Luchino Visconti, 1963), Salo (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1975), La Cicatrice intérieure (Philippe Garrel, 1972), Judex (Georges Franju, 1963), Force of Evil (Abraham Polonsky, 1948), The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges, 1942), The Devils ( Ken Russell and Derek Jarman, 1971), Star Spangled to Death (Ken Jacobs, 2004), If. . .(Lindsay Anderson, 1968), Rose Hobart (Joseph Cornell, 1936), The Last of England (Derek Jarman, 1988), Sans Soleil (Chris Marker, 1983), F For Fake (Orson Welles, 1974), Funny Face (Stanley Donen, 1957), Le Mepris (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963), Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962) Der Tiger von Eschnapur / Das Indische Grabmal (Fritz Lang, 1959), Love Streams (John Cassavetes, 1984), The Devil is a Woman (Josef von Sternberg, 1935).

UPDATE:

David submitted the following 10 for a poll here of “10 Films that Saved my Life”

Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train. Patrice Chéreau
A Man Escaped. Robert Bresson
If…. Lindsay Anderson
La Dolce Vita. Federico Fellini
Funny Face. Stanley Donen
A Movie. Bruce Conner
Rose Hobart. Joseph Cornell
Lola. Jacques Demy
Good News. Charles Walters
The World of Henry Orient. George Roy Hill

and

Film Socialisme is now one of his favourites too.

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