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Another list of ten, featuring another set of directors. The influence of these films ranges from the impact they had on me in my early teens (i.e. saw Reqiuem For a Dream and Seven between the ages of 12 and 14) to how the themes and issues they presented has been explored in the way I view other films (the impact of such recent discoveries such as Vengeance is Mine and The Free Will). The inclusion of Pasolini and Gilliam is impetuous, for having come to discover more of their work I still feel quite green to it but avid to know more and grow upon it. Head-On I fell in love with a couple years ago, and Redbelt in my opinion is Mamet’s best… Read more

Another list of ten, featuring another set of directors. The influence of these films ranges from the impact they had on me in my early teens (i.e. saw Reqiuem For a Dream and Seven between the ages of 12 and 14) to how the themes and issues they presented has been explored in the way I view other films (the impact of such recent discoveries such as Vengeance is Mine and The Free Will). The inclusion of Pasolini and Gilliam is impetuous, for having come to discover more of their work I still feel quite green to it but avid to know more and grow upon it. Head-On I fell in love with a couple years ago, and Redbelt in my opinion is Mamet’s best film so far.


21. Teorema (Dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1968)


22. Vengeance is Mine (Dir. Shohei Imamura, 1979)


23. Under the Volcano (Dir. John Huston, 1984)


24. To Live and Die in L.A. (Dir. William Friedkin, 1985)


25. The Fisher King (Dir. Terry Gilliam, 1991)


26. Seven (Dir. David Fincher, 1995)


27. Requiem For a Dream (Dir. Darren Aranofsky, 2000)


28. Head-On (Dir. Fatih Akin, 2004)


29. The Free Will (Dir. Matthias Glasner, 2006)


30. Redbelt (Dir. David Mamet, 2008)

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