Monday, February 19, 2007

Flicks shot

I'm part of the cast assembled by Ivy Alvarez to nominate their ten favourite movies.

Kinda hard to do because I don't go to the movies much these days — Lord of the Rings & Star Wars before that the latest I saw; don't rent or download dvds; & commercials on free-to-air tv tend to create a kind of flickus interruptus.

Add on to that that I have favourite scenes in movies — the debut(?) appearance of Julie Christie in Billy Liar, the ballroom scene in The Leopard, the scene in Casablanca where they sing the Marseillaise in a bar full of German soldiers. Compound it by the fact that my ten favourite Kurosawa movies would have a significant overlap with my ten favourite movies.

So, to try & speak my part, this list of more than ten:
Blade Runner
Rocco & his Brothers
Being John Malkovich
Kurosawa 10
La Strada
Casablanca / The Maltese Falcon / High Sierra
Touch of Evil
Battleship Potemkin
The 400 Blows
The Silence or maybe The Seventh Seal
Pather Panchali
Elevator to the Scaffold
Apocalypse Now
Les Enfants du Paradis
Viva Zapata
On the Waterfront
Twelve Angry Men
Paris, Texas
Two Men & a Wardrobe
a number of American International b-graders
The Burmese Harp
etc., etc.


Blogger Lars Palm said...

out of those my vote would go to either Bladeruner or Paris, Texas

6:40 AM  

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