Rather than choosing my top 5 best films of all time I decided to go for variety and personal favorites. After thirty minutes of intense contemplation I came up with a list best I could however lingers with uncertainty. But we have to start somewhere. This is not set in stone, that’s for damn sure.
2001: A Space Oddysey is a film I revisit time and time again. It never gets old. Its filled with so much metaphors, profound meaning and poetry. The music, the pictures…its simply a timeless masterpiece! You find something new each time. This is probably the easiest choice from this list. When in doubt I’m always in the mood for 2001.
Bill Murray is my favorite actor, so there’s that. I contemplated between Broken Flowers or any Wes Anderson films but decided to go with Lost In Translation. If I knew what he whispered to her near the end of the movie, then the wonderment dies and everything else that’s beautiful in the film. I like not knowing.
I love Westerns, so there’s that. I would’ve been satisfied with any film by Sergio Leone, Clint Eastwood’s The Unforgiven, Wild Bunch, even the remake of 3:10 To Yuma was good (this is just to name a few), but I went with a classic and Claudia Cardinale is just too gorgeous. American history in the 19th century fascinates me and this is an epic masterpiece.
As for Cafe Lumiere and Pride And Prejudice, let me sleep on it:)
In no particular order
**As of 12/10/09