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THE 37 COOLEST FILMS

By: Kenji

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. So i am setting out to identify the perfect 37. Alain Delon and Steve McQueen are of course prime contenders (is The Getaway cooler than Bullitt?) . 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. 37 is a cool prime number.

(p.s: lad mag obsession with being cool is all a load of ********. Take this list with a heavy pinch of salt)

 

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Nom de plume

19Oct13

Another great list Kenji, with some big surprises (would have never expected to see The Spirit of the beehive and especially Sans Soleil in here). It's also always a great feeling to see a movie by the great Hong Sang-Soo in such a list.

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hmgurny

19Aug12

Tokyo Drifter

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Obient

13May12

Vanishing Point (1971) ..

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    Kenji

    13May12

    Ah yes i thought that was really cool when i was 13- fast cars and naked lady on a motorbike!

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T

28Feb11

I think Chow Yun Fat in The Killer should be in there somewhere.

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