Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A newer version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978


Monday, November 29, 2010

citizen Kane

Its brilliant. it encapsulates everything we have learned about. it shows why it was not considered amazing when it first came out to the public and now is considered one of the best all time movies that every film enthusiast needs to see.

The Seventh Samurai

Very interesting movie, I really liked how director showed the class differences between the samurai and the villagers who were just average peasants. Also this movie is a good story how an old hero protects average people from bandits.

Citizen Kane

I really enjoyed this movie. The story line is kind of slow, but the movie contains a very strong message which makes this movie brilliant.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


This list includes my favorites, a good representation of great directors, genres and styles, historically important films and titles that anyone seriously interested in movies should see at least once. It is not meant to be perfect, just personal.

2001: A Space Odyssey
39 Steps, The
8 ½
Adventures of Robin Hood, The
Alexander Nevsky
American in Paris, An
Annie Hall
Apartment, The
Apocalypse Now
Asphalt Jungle, The
Augirre: the Wrath of God
Bad and the Beautiful, The
Bad Day at Black Rock
Battleship Potemkin
Beauty and the Beast (’46)
Bicycle Thief, The
Birth of a Nation, The
Black Cat, The (Karloff/Lugosi)
Blade Runner
Blue Velvet
Bonnie and Clyde
Bride of Frankenstein
Bridge on the River Kwai
Bringing Up Baby
Cabinet of Dr. Calagari, The (‘20)
Cat People (’42)
Citizen Kane
City Lights
Clockwork Orange
Conformist, The
Conversation, The
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crowd, The
Day the Earth Stood Still, The
Detour (’45)
Diary of a Country Priest
Die Hard
Die Nibelungen
Dirty Harry
Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The
Do the Right Thing
Double Indemnity
Dr. Strangelove
Dracula (’31)
Duck Soup
Easy Rider
Exorcist, The
Eyes Without a Face
Fall of the House of Usher, The (Corman)
Flash Gordon (serial)
Fleischer Studios – animation
Footlight Parade
Forbidden Planet
French Connection
General, The (’27)
George Meilies – films
Godfather, The
Gold Rush, The
Gone With the Wind
Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The
Graduate, The
Grand Illusion, The
Grapes of Wrath, The
Gun Crazy (’50)
High Noon
High Sierra
His Girl Friday
Hitch-Hiker, The
Hustler, The
I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang
In the Heat of the Night
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (’56)
It Happened One Night
It’s a Wonderful Life
Jason and the Argonauts
Jules and Jim
King Kong (’33)
Kiss Me Deadly
La Dolce Vita
La Strada
Last Laugh, The
Last Year at Marienbad
Lawrence of Arabia
Lord of the Rings, The (Jackson)
Lost Horizon
Luis Bunuel – early films
Lumiere Brothers – films
M (’31)
Maltese Falcon, The
Manchurian Candidate, The
Metropolis (’27)
Mr. Hulot’s Holiday
My Man Godfrey
Night of the Living Dead
North by Northwest
Nosferatu (‘22)
Nothing But a Man
On the Waterfront
Once Upon a Time in the West
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
Out of the Past
Passion of Joan of Arc, The
Peeping Tom
Phantom of the Opera (’25)
Place in the Sun, A
Raging Bull
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Rear Window
Rebel Without a Cause
Red Shoes, The
Road Warrior, The
Rome: Open City
Rules of the Game, The
Sacrifice, The
Salt of the Earth
Scarface (‘32)
Searchers, The
Set-Up, The
Seven Samurai, The
Seventh Seal, The
Shock Corridor
Silence of the Lambs
Sin City
Singin’ In the Rain
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Some Like It Hot
Sons of the Desert
Spirited Away
Star Wars
Straw Dogs
Sullivan’s Travels
Sunset Boulevard
Taxi Driver
Terminator, The
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The
Thief of Bagdad (’24)
Thief of Bagdad (’40)
Third Man, The
Throne of Blood
To Be or Not To Be (’42)
To Kill a Mockingbird
Top Hat
Touch of Evil
Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The
Triumph of the Will, The
Wages of Fear, The
Warner Bros. cartoons – Chuck Jones
West Side Story
White Heat
Wild Bunch, The
Wild Strawberries
Wind, The
Winsor McKay – films
Wizard of Oz, The
Wolf Man, The
Woman Under the Influence, A

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Great Acting

For those that love a great actor. Check out Matt Damon in Goodwill Hunting, he is amazing. But he also sucks in a lot of films so watch Team America to get a good parody.

some background is that matt damon's character has been in and out of jail for assault and other random crime, he is brilliant but he has some mental issues. That would also explain his split lip. Both he and robin williams do a great job in this film and i highly recommend it

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

8 1/2

i found this movie a little disturbing and intoxicating. However, there were some elements to the film that were creative and imaginative. Over all my friends and i liked it!!


Fantastic movie of a mans journey in life. Very moving film that stresses the value and goodness of man-kind.

Ikiru (Doomed) (Living) (To Live) Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes

Ikiru (Doomed) (Living) (To Live) Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes

Monday, November 15, 2010


I really enjoyed the movie we watched in the theater last week. The music and overall low lighting really created an emphasis during the more shocking scenes as well as create this eery tone you could feel throughout the movie. Also seeing it on the big screen with full surround sound really made the movie that much better.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Film Noir

While we were watching Out of the Past it reminded me of a bit they used to do on Who's Line is it Anyway where they would act out a scene in the style of Film Noir. 

Untouchables Train Station Sequence

Here is a sequence from the movie The Untouchables. It is a great sequence that is a homage to Battleship Potemkin's Odessa steps sequence. I apologize the picture quality is not that good but still worth the viewing.

Heat Diner scene

here is a great scene from Heat a film by Michael Mann that features Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, two of the very best actors of their generation face to face. Hope u enjoy!!