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Satoshi Kon's List of 100 Films (Part 2 of 2)

by dytokyo
Satoshi Kon's List of 100 Films (Part 2 of 2) by dytokyo
One week before his passing, Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue, Millenium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Paprika) posted on his website a list titled “100 Films Chosen by ‘The Dream Machine’ Team” (http://konstone.s-kon.net/modules/notebook/archives/551). “The Dream Machine” is the title of Kon’s final work, which will be released posthumously. Here is what he wrote (my translation): These are 100 films chosen by “The Dream Machine” team. I call it “team,” but they were mainly chosen through the decision of Satoshi Kon, and the advice of Michiyo Suzuki. It’s not really a “100 Best”; these are focused on titles that tend to come up in day-to-day… Read more

One week before his passing, Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue, Millenium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Paprika) posted on his website a list titled “100 Films Chosen by ‘The Dream Machine’ Team” (http://konstone.s-kon.net/modules/notebook/archives/551). “The Dream Machine” is the title of Kon’s final work, which will be released posthumously.

Here is what he wrote (my translation):

These are 100 films chosen by “The Dream Machine” team. I call it “team,” but they were mainly chosen through the decision of Satoshi Kon, and the advice of Michiyo Suzuki. It’s not really a “100 Best”; these are focused on titles that tend to come up in day-to-day conversations among our staff, so there are some strange pieces.
It’s hard to show something like this to the public (laugh).
Well, it’s nothing more than “what we like.”
By the way, the order and groupings into 10 films are only for convenience.

Latter 50 (http://konstone.s-kon.net/modules/notebook/archives/558):

Days of Heaven (1978, Terrence Malick)
Melody (1971, Waris Hussein) [not on MUBI]
The Sprit of the Beehive (1973, Victor Erice)
All That Jazz (1979, Bob Fosse)
Gloria (1980, John Cassavetes)
Birdy (1984, Alan Parker)
Witness (1985, Peter Weir)
Blue Velvet (1986, David Lynch)
Midnight Run (1988, Martin Brest)
Die Hard (1988, John McTiernan)

Reservoir Dogs (1992, Quentin Tarantino)
Pulp Fiction (1994, Quentin Tarantino)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1999, Guy Richie)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994, Frank Darabont)
Seven (1995, David Fincher)
Alien (1979, Ridley Scott)
Aliens (1986, James Cameron)
Blade Runner (1982, Ridley Scott)
Brazil (1985, Terry Gilliam)
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981, George Miller)

The Terminator (1984, James Cameron)
The City of Lost Children (1995, Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Marc Caro)
Batman Returns (1992, Tim Burton)
The Dark Knight (2008, Christopher Nolan)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984, Wes Craven)
Billy Elliot (2000, Stephen Daldry)
Brassed Off (1997, Mark Herman)
The Full Monty (1997, Peter Cattaneo)
Sliding Doors (1998, Peter Howitt)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006, Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris)

Heaven Can Wait (1978, Warren Beatty & Buck Henry)
The Boy Who Could Fly (1985, Nick Castle) [not on MUBI]
Heart and Souls (1993, Ron Underwood) [not on MUBI]

The Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
Red Beard (1965, Akira Kurosawa)
Rashomon (1950, Akira Kurosawa)
High and Low (1963, Akira Kurosawa)
Yojimbo (1961, Akira Kurosawa)
Tokyo Story (1953, Yasujiro Ozu)
Harakiri (1962, Masaki Kobayashi)

Samurai Rebellion (1967, Masaki Kobayashi)
Godzilla (1954, Ishiro Honda)
Dokuritsu Gurentai Nishi-e [Westward Desperado] (1960, Kihachi Okamoto) [not on MUBI]
Chi to Suna [Blood and Sand] (1965, Kihachi Okamoto) [not on MUBI]
Pigs and Battleships (1961, Shohei Imamura)
Matatabi [The Wanderers] (1973, Kon Ichikawa) [not on MUBI]
The Castle of Sand (1974, Yoshitaro Nomura)
The Man Who Stole the Sun (1979, Kazuhiko Hasegawa)
Exchange Students (1982, Nobuhiko Obayashi)
The Family Game (1983, Yoshimitsu Morita)

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