Saturday, October 31, 2015

THE OMEN (1976), VIDEODROME (1983)

The Omen
A Couple of Horror movies I just never got around to seeing before...

I heard a lot about The Omen when it came out in 1976. I even got the book (a novelization technically). The book had pictures of the highlights of the movie, like the nanny hanging herself or the priest getting speared or the young devil child Damien looking menacingly into the camera. I also saw clips of most of these scenes on television. But I never got around to seeing the actual movie! I even saw the sequel Damien: Omen II! So The Omen is one of those movies I feel like I've seen even though I've never seen it.

So it was an interesting experience finally watching it, because of my perceived familiarity with it.

 The plot: A well-to-do couple (An ambassador and his wife) lose a baby. The father replaces the baby with an adopted baby without the mother knowing. The problem is is that the replacement child turns out to be the devil incarnate! (What parent hasn't called their unruly child Damien at some point since this movie came out?). It is interesting that the movie is set exclusively in Europe with an American couple...Anyway, weird things start happening. Damien's nanny hangs herself. Damien gets a new nanny who turns out to be in league with Damien. (Doesn't anyone check references anymore?)

Damien does all sorts of satanic things like making mommy fall off a balcony. She survives for the time being only to fall to her death out of the window of her hospital room later. The photographer played by David Warner who supplies exposition and helps dad Gregory Peck discover the truth about Damien is one plot point I didn't know about. The photographer meets with a graphic death (If Damien had the power to kill the photographer when he wasn't even in the same country, why didn't Damien just kill dad to get him out of the way and be done with the whole deal?). But dad does come back and takes Damien to sacrifice him in the local church. The police arrive and kill dad to prevent him from killing Damien. The funeral arrives for mom and dad and Damien stares blankly into the camera.

The Omen is worth seeing for horror fans. I'm not sure it would quite make my 1001 movie book, but if I was listing 100 horror movies you must see before you die, The Omen would be in there somewhere.

Videodrome
I heard about this weird movie called Videodrome when it came out in 1983 and went out with the intention of seeing it. It was playing at Phiipps Plaza in Atlanta, I believe. But I had trouble finding a parking space! So I ended up getting there late and decided not to go see it. Thirty years later I still hadn't seen it...until now.

It's the story of Max (James Woods), who runs a UHF station that shows a lot of strange shit on his channel. He gets hold of a weird pirated program called Videodrome that he plans to show on his channel. He gets involved with a psychiatrist/talk show host played by Debbie Harry that likes sex and likes to play it rough! It turns out Videodrome (the show), is even weirder than Max first thought. It is apparently shot out of Pittsburgh! And is part of a political  movement!

The movie keeps getting weirder and weirder. All that view Videodrome (the show) begin to have strange hallucinations, especially Max whose stomach turns into a VCR presumably to watch more episodes of Videodrome! The movie goes on from there to uncover a big conspiracy that finds that Videodrome is trying to ruthlessly control the hearts and minds of the viewing public...which doesn't sound so sinister when you phrase it that way.

Videodrome (the movie) is something to see if you're looking for something off the beaten path. The real star of Videodrome, (still the movie) has to be Rick Baker, whose pre-CGI special effects are scary, gross, creative and effective. Obviously, the 1001 editors thought so since it is in the 1001 book...

Like The Omen, Videodrome took me awhile to get to, but there you have it, but I don't think it's gotten any easier to find a parking space at Phipps Plaza.

ONIBABA (1964, JAPAN), HOUSE (1977, JAPAN)


Onibaba

One of the reasons I started this blog is because I saw so many videos on our library shelf that were critically acclaimed movies put out by the Criterion Collection, and I wanted a systematic way to watch them and decided to go through the 1001 list. (Didn't realize it would take me years to do it, but that's another story)

First up is the story of Onibaba (The Demon), which is set in the back county of war torn 14th century Japan. A woman and her daughter-in-law are forced through necessity of killing soldiers and selling their body plates or anything else of value on them for scrap. When a local war veteran returns and has eyes for the young woman a conflict arises between the women. 

I tried to recount the plot above of Onibaba and no description feels quite right. It is an odd film, but a beautiful one at the same time. It is also an ugly film when it shows the brutal side of human nature. The plot point with the mask is based on old Buddhist legends and gives the film a slight supernatural twist on top of everything else.

The extras: The most worthwhile extra on the Criterion Disc is the interview with Director Kaneto Shindo who (at age 91) details the use of sex in his film, setting, music, fable, war and black and white photography. It is about 20 minutes and brings a great deal to understanding what he was trying to say with this film. It's also heartening how much he appreciates the DVD medium and bringing his film to a new audience.



When I saw the the new releases for the Criterion Collection one month and a strange Japanese movie titled House was on the list, I decided to order it for the library. That was a couple of years ago and I just now got around to watching it.

It is the story of a group of teenage girls named Gorgeous, Melody, Prof, Sweet, Kung Fu and Mac. (I think I got the names right.) Gorgeous's father is remarrying which has her upset. Then all the girls go on a retreat to a house that they soon discover is haunted. It's told in a very nontraditional manner. Some of the early scenes have elements of wackiness that made me wonder if this was a slapstick comedy or not. The music was interesting, but at times seemed remarkably upbeat for something that was supposed to be creating a scary mood. Once we get to the house, we do find a creepy old lady and her cat and all sorts of weird things start happening accompanied by some (intentionally) cheesy special effects. 

In some ways it's a traditional haunted house story, but in many ways it isn't. I'm not sure who the target audience for this was!

House
The extras:  Forty-five minute interview with director Nobuhiko Obayashi answers a lot of questions I had about the movie and I found it as interesting as the movie itself. Obaysahi talks about his apprenticeship in commercials, difficulty in getting the movie made despite a go-ahead from the studio, his appreciation and rejection of Japanese cinema, who the movie appeals too (Answer: pre-teens), and the how the studio actually being disappointed that the movie was a hit! Best of all is the story of a crew member that searched all day for a screw that was part of the set that the director was looking for. The reason the crew member worked so hard to find that screw, was because Obayashi was the first director ever to call him by his name despite being in the business for many years.

I've called on the Criterion Collection often during my journey through these films, and I by necessity will need to return.



Wednesday, October 28, 2015

LA NOTTE (1961, ITALY), L'ECLISSE (1962, ITALY), RED DESERT (1964, ITALY)

La Notte
The Michelangelo Antonio starter kit...Before I give my opinions on these films, I'm going to get some bullet points from Gerald Mast, author of my old textbook A Short History of Movies.

1. Antonioni's roots were in neorealism, but he soon deserted this style for a highly polished and stylized drama of personal sensations.

2. Antonioni blurred objective reality and buried the action within the subjective perceptions of the central character.

3. His method involves concentrating as much on the scenic environment as the people in it.

4. His use of modern architecture are metaphors for the  hollowness a character feels at a particular dramatic moment.

5. His characters feel an affinity for white walls which his they go to emphasizing that they are trapped or wall-bound.

6. He trusts visuals over words. Words can be misleading and in Antonioni's world, the characters mostly learn through encounters with the physical world.

L'Eclisse
And there's so much more that has been written on Antonioni! But the bottom line for me is how is the experience of watching them? What do you feel afterwards? They aren't necessarily about something in particular that is easy to grasp and are as good of examples as any of what people think of as European art films. La Notte is probably my favorite of the three films listed on this post. The English title of La Notte (The Night) is appropriate of a film I think of as dark and perhaps shows the dark side of the marriage of the two main characters of the film. Maybe I'm off base, who knows? There is a lot here to think about-the husband's (Marcello Mastroianni) bizarre encounter with an attractive mental patient and how he tells his wife about it..though not  quite telling the whole truth. The contrast of the couple's life with their terminally ill friend and then the party for the pretentious rich and the husband's encounter there with a young lady (Monica Vitti, who is in all of these films) that takes his fancy. But there is resolution and coming to grips with the problems in the film and ends on a more upbeat note than one might think.

L'Eclisse is even less accessible than the others. A woman (Monica Vitti) has one relationship end and quickly gets involved with a player on the stock market (Alain Delon). The wildness, unpredictability and mass of people yelling during of the stock market scenes is nicely contrasted with the scenes with the two potential lovers on the street, where they seem like the only people in the world. My first thought was that why didn't Antonioni hire more extras, but I think he might be making a point about isolation and loneliness here. L'Eclisse is as bright as La Notte is dark, but does anything get resolved? And what about that ending? I can't say I loved sitting through L'Eclisse, but the more I think about it, I may want to watch it again someday...just not today.

Red Desert
Red Desert is the only one of these films to be shot in color and Antonioni uses many vivid colorful images (the yellow poisonous smoke coming from the factory is an obvious example). Most of film uses as backdrop a huge impersonal factory and mighty ships whose strength and size is in contrast to frailness and vulnerability of the human characters, mostly in the woman Guiliani (Monica Vitti, of course) whose past bouts with mental illness aren't nearly as far in the past as she would like people to believe. I like the ending of the story which neatly brings the story full circle...

...And I've come full circle with the all the Antonioni films on the 1001 list. I do like going through some of these director's work watching several pf them back to back. I've still got enough on the list to do this a few more times with other directors, and maybe add some additional films from their respective works.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

THE DEAD (1987), ROBOCOP (1987)


1987
Robocop
Robocop-One of the big movie events of 1987 for me was Paul Verhooven's Robocop, the story of a Detroit police officer who is killed (almost) and is revived as a super cyborg cop who cleans up the city. The Wikipedia article on this film points out some of the themes, "media influence, gentrification, corruption, authoritarianism, greed, privitation, capitalism, identity, dystopia and human nature." That's all true, but I would add to this list "really cool scenes where things blow up!" I still like Robocop for many of the reasons stated above after seeing it again, though I can't say the same for Robocop II. But I did like the newer Robocop from 2014. It had the basics elements of the first film, but made enough changes to make it distinctive in its own right. But I'll still go with the original if you're making me choose.

John Huston's The Dead
The Dead-A movie from 1987 where nothing blows up (except for emotions) is John Huston's The Dead, based on a James Joyce story (Robocop is not based on a James Joyce story). You've really got to use the non-Robocop side of your brain to watch The Dead. It has the ring of those Merchant-Ivory films and is a pretty good emotional drama, if you're in the mood for it. If you aren't, just watch Robocop again.

It's not quite like any other John Huston I can remember. But is there a typical John Huston film? From a career that went The Maltese Falcon to The Treasure of the Sierra Madre to The Asphalt Jungle to The Man Who Would Be King to Wise Blood, The Dead represents the last act from one of the most significant directors of the 20th century. 

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Robocop and The Dead both made the list of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, but most movies from that year didn't make the cut. Here are twenty from 1987 that I've seen that didn't quite make have the stuff to make the list.

1. Ishtar
Let's update the old Hope and Crosby road picture film with Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty and even get Elaine May to direct! It's a sure hit right? Wrong. You can't remember 1987 movies without thinking of Ishtar, whose very title brings about memories of a Hollywood mega-bomb. But to tell you the truth, I didn't think Ishtar was all that bad. It's amusing, Hoffman is good and the Paul Williams songs are funny. Maybe time for a re-evalutation? Some people seem to like Heaven's Gate now, after all!
C'mon! Give Ishtar another chance!
2. Amazon Women on the Moon, Three Men and a Baby, 
Police Academy 4, The Bedroom Window
In 1987, we just couldn't get enough of Steve Guttenberg, could we?

3. Barfly
I had a friend who really liked to watch this movie in a state of inebriation. And I have to agree, this Charles Bukowski semi-autobiography is a great drunk movie!

4. Beverly Hills Cop II
How to do a sequel essentially making the same movie as the first one all over again, just not as well.

5.Black Widow
Theresa Russell in Black Widow is on the short list of sexiest female leads in film history. She's to die for, which may have even been the tagline of the film. If not, it should have been.

Theresa Russell is The Black Widow
6. Cry Freedom
Little surprised that this Richard Attenborough film about apartheid in South Africa isn't on the 1001 list.

7. Dirty Dancing
Not necessarily a personal favorite, but I might include this on the 1001 list just for it's enduring popularity.

8. Dragnet
Feature film version of the classic television series is notable mostly for Dan Akyroyd's spot on Jack Webb impression throughout the movie. And who among us hasn't referred to an innocent young woman as "the virgin, Connie Swayle" at one time or another?" Or maybe that's just me.
   
9. Ernest Goes to Camp
I'm having second thoughts on whether or not I actually saw Ernest Goes to Camp. I know I saw a couple of the Ernest movies...I'll have to give this some more thought whether or not this was one of them.

10. The Stepfather
Long before he played John Locke on Lost, Terry O'Quinn played in this low budget horror/thriller about a stepfather who resolves disputes within his family by knocking them off and starting a new one! Everyone has there own definition of family values, I guess.

Terry O' Quinn contemplating the pros and cons of
family counseling in The Stepfather
11.  House of Games
Lots of plot twists and turns in this David Mamet film. I admit this was one time I did see the final plot twist coming.

12. Planes, Trains  and Automobiles, Roxanne
A good year for Steve Martin.

13. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
I thought this was a pretty good entry in the series, but by the same token what is the point in having a bad guy that you can't kill no matter what you do him?

14. Overboard
I have never seen this Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell from beginning to end. However, TBS has shown this so much over the years, I think I've pretty much seen it all in parts. Overboard was on so much over the years, it got to be a running joke in my house.

15. Harry and the Hendersons
Who the heck knew Bigfoot was just so darned cute? Thanks for creating those sad eyes, Rick Baker.


That cuddly Bigfoot in
Harry and the Hendersons
16. The Principal
Jim Belushi is the ass kickin' baseball bat wielding motorcycle ridin' head of the school!

17. Predator
The original Predator is pretty good from what I remember as this invisible and unstoppable force that battles future governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jesse Ventura.
18. September
Thinking about some of the Woody Allen movies from this period...I kind of get this one mixed up with Another Woman...and what was Alice about again?

19. Assassination/Death Wish 4 The Crackdown
Speaking of September...the films of Charlie Bronson at this point were showing a little wear (And I'm being kind here) as he was reaching the September of his years. But we'll always have Once Upon a Time in the West.

20. The Witches of Eastwick
I remember going to see this movie at the Lefont Plaza theater in Atlanta when it came out. But the thing I remember most about it is the guy sitting in front of me. Every time Cher would appear in a scene, he would gasp as if he had seen the most amazing sight he had ever witnessed! And during the scene where Cher is dressed up for a night on the town, the guy gasped and applauded at the same time as I was sure pretty sure he almost fell out of his seat! At this point, I thought the poor guy might pass out in the sheer ecstasy and have a Chergasm! This was pre-Moonstruck, but I really should have slapped him and said, "Snap out of it!"


The woman who needs no introduction in
The Witches of Eastwick

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGHT (1982), BLADE RUNNER (1982)

1982
"Am I hallucinating here?" Sean Penn and Ray Walston in
Fast Times at Ridgemont High

I was in the last stages of being a teenager when Fast Times at Ridgemont High came out. Maybe that's why I have such an affection for it. This comedy about some urban teenagers trying to live and get through high school is still fun to watch. Most of the characters have their flaws, but are pretty likable for the most part. And we also have characters that we recognize from high school: The unobtainable pretty girl (Linda), the schemer (Damone), and of course, Sean Penn as Spicoli, the stoner. The scenes between Penn and Ray Walston as Mr. Hand are my probably my favorite ones in the film. Character I see relate to the most? Why, the nerdy and socially challenged Mark Ratner, of course!

Stu Nahan appreciation society: Stu Nahan is probably best know to moviegoers as the play-by-play announcer in the Rocky movies. But he is also the guy who interviews Spicoli on the beach in Fast Times

Stu, Sean and friends..."Hey, bud let's party!"

And those nude scenes: Yes, any male who watched this movie back in the day certainly remembers when Stacy (Jennifer Jason Leigh) takes of her clothes and seduces Damone (Robert Romanus). Not to mention the fantasy scene of Brad (Judge Reinhold), where Linda (Phoebe Cates) emerges from the pool and takes off her top (Hello...Brad!). But on sober reflection, the first scene ends up with Damone ejaculating immediately, getting Stacy pregnant and going out of his way to avoid paying for her abortion. The second scene ends up with Linda catching Brad in the bathroom masturbating while thinking of  her...Ah, nothing like a little male humiliation upon sober reflection.

Hello, Brad!...Phoebe Cates in Fast Times at Ridgemont High


Blade Runner

Blade Runner
Blade Runner is based on the sci-fi novel by Phillip K. Dick about a Blade Runner named Deckard that is reluctantly hired to hunt down some refugee replicants that are almost indistinguishable from humans. The entire plot synopsis is put forth in the opening crawl, but the plot isn't the main reason to watch Blade Runner. The main reason to watch it is for the stunning visuals. The sets, the design, the make-up, the costumes, the lighting...all these elements took me to another place like few films have. Absolutely in my book.

The original book asks Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, a query that is irrelevant to the film Blade Runner as the electric animals of the book play pretty much no part here. But at least they changed they di change the title for the film.
Blade Runner

Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Blade Runner made the 1001 list, but here are some other films released in 1982 that didn't make the 1001 cut.

1. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Still the gold standard of Star Trek movies for me, not to mention having one of the all-time great movie villains.


The Wrath of Khan
For hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee!
2. Airplane II
The precise type of humor that the Zuckers and Abrams brought to Airplane! mostly fall flat in this sequel without them.

3. The Verdict
Tailor-made role for Paul Newman as an aging, over-the-hill, alcoholic lawyer who finally gets a shot at a big case.

4. Author Author
I mostly remember this comedy with Al Pacino as being a little on the bland side. Might be worthy of a revisit, though.

5. Liquid Sky
When I first got a VCR, I wanted to check out some off-beat things that you couldn't see easily elsewhere. This movie about space aliens, lesbians and heroin addiction certainly fit the bill and should definitely be at the top of any 80's cult movie list.
Liquid Sky
Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n Roll and aliens. What better way
to break in your new VCR?
6. Cat People
Remake of the 40's classic does have a sexy Natassia Kinski, a plot that can be much more adult than the original and the David Bowie theme song which is really the first thing I think of when I think of Cat People.
"Puttin' out fire...with GAS-O-LEENE!"

7. Creepshow
You don't see too many horror feature films anymore that are just a section of vignettes. If I ever did watch this one again, it would mostly be for the section that we get to see Stephen King act!

8. Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
Black and White film noir comedy with Steve Martin I'm sure is still fun to watch, though I'll bet the then groundbreaking special effects of putting 40's movie stars in the scenes with Steve are officially no longer state of the art. Damn CGI!

9. Deathtrap
Remake of Sleuth, but with Christopher Reeve sort of in the Michael Caine role and Michael Caine in the Laurence Olivier role. Or something like that.

10. The World According to Garp
One of my favorite parts of John Irving's book is T. S. Garp's stories within the main story. You can't really show that in a movie adaptation, but I always have liked what George Roy Hill did with the movie version anyway. I honestly think this is Robin Williams's signature role, though I may be in the minority on that one.

Mr. and Mrs. Garp
11. Lookin’ to Get Out
Before my first trip to Las Vegas, I wanted to watch some movies set in Las Vegas. So I picked this Hal Ashby comedy with Jon Voight and Ann-Margaret...which was universally panned, but not as bad as all that if I remember correctly. Or maybe I was just excited about my Vegas trip and want to go easy on it?

12. My Favorite Year
I liked the depiction in this film of the early years of television and how could you not love Peter O'Toole as an egocentric slumming movie star?

13. Missing
I'm a little surprised this critically acclaimed Costa-Gavras political thriller isn't in the 1001 movie book.

14. A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy
Woody Allen denied that this film was based on Bergman's Smiles of a Summer Night, but I can't watch Woody's film without thinking about the Bergman film.

15. Pink Floyd-The Wall
The music of Pink Floyd + Alan Parker + Imagination run wild=One of my favorite midnight movie experiences of that year.
Bob Geldorf does some rearranging
Pink Floyd-The Wall

16. The Man from Snowy River
One day in 1982 I just decided to go see a movie at the theater and picked The Man from Snowy River for no reason in particular. Australian Western with Kirk Douglas was enjoyable enough from what I remember. Or maybe I just felt a need to balance out my midnight movie excursion with The Wall with a more family film.

17. An Officer and a Gentleman
I liked this movie when I saw it. Then I took a college film class the next year and realized how An Officer and a Gentleman had so sneakily manipulated my emotions! I still don't know what to think about it, though the final scene will always remind me of the similar scene of Homer and Marge in one of the early episodes of The Simpsons.

18. Night Shift
Lighthearted, but not a bad start to Ron Howard's post Happy Days feature film directing career. He also directed a high school TV movie in the 70's called Cotton Candy. I wonder if anyone else remembers that one?

19. Porky’s
This may have been the breaking point where I was getting less enthused about slob sex comedies. It did have some funny moments, but wasn't inspired enough to see Porky's II when it came out.

20. Swamp Thing
Is this the one with Adrienne Barbeau or Heather Locklear? I'm trying to get them straight in my mind.

That's Adrienne Barbeau with
Swamp Thing.

21. Rocky III
Probably the III'rd best Rocky film.

22. The Seduction
Morgan Farichild was never going to be a big movie star. But her poster shall remain on my wall (hypothetically) forever!

23. Personal Best
I went to see this movie for the great reviews it got, not all the buzz about nude scenes and Mariel Hemingway Playboy spreads and such. Well...maybe a little of all of the above. I do remember during the steambath scene, the guy sitting in the seat ahead of me leaned over to his date and whispered, "subtle breasts" when speaking of Ms. Hemingway.

A more "subtle" scene from Personal Best

24. The Atomic Café
Why my dating life wasn't so hot in 1982...

Me: Hey, would you like to go see a movie?

Potential date: Oh, how about Officer and a Gentleman? Or maybe you would prefer to see First Blood?

Me: I was thinking about this movie called The Atomic Cafe. It has all this archival footage from the 50's about military manuevers and how to duck and cover all put together in a narrative whole for a new generation to look back in a historical context at our post nuclear-age paranoia!

Potential date: I think I'm busy tonight (I went to see it by anyway...alone)

And finally...

One Movie I Must See Before I Die Because My Wife Told Me I Needed To:

25. First Blood

I may have seen An Officer and a Gentleman and The Atomic Cafe, but I never got around to seeing First Blood. I never saw any subsequent Rambo movie either (Son of Rambow doesn't count). I"m not much of a fan of Sylvester Stallone action movies in general, but I guess this is one I should see once and I'll try to go into it with an open mind.

The movie starts off promisingly with a Vietnam veteran named John Rambo (Stallone) finding out the last man in his unit has died before drifting aimlessly into a town where he is treated with hostility by local law enforcement. They take him in for no real reason, treat him badly before he escapes and the film quickly turns into a action movie that seems to forget about the roots of Rambo's psychological issues and basically just falls into him just blowing stuff up and causing mayhem as he is being chased into the woods by Brian Dennehy and the rest of the "Jerkwater, USA town" sheriff's department. He's a one man wrecking machine, or so says his former Vietnam Commander (Richard Crenna) who comes along to see if he can save the authorities from Rambo (and not the other way around, as he puts it). At this point, some local reserves presumably kill Rambo, but of course he isn't really dead and decides to make sure everyone knows this by stealing a truck and blowing lots more stuff up! Rambo finally has some dialogue at the end of the movie when he tells us about how he was never able to fit in since returning from the 'Nam (I liked Stallone in this scene, got to give him credit). He is then talked into turning himself in by his old commander and the end credits roll.

The movie does have overtones of Billy Jack., which also had a soft spoken Vietnam Vet who had a tendency to be provoked into violence.

Well I'm glad to have finished that short movie list of one.
October, 2015-finally saw a Rambo movie.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

THE LAST METRO (1980, FRANCE), CADDYSHACK (1980)

1980

I'm actually not sure when I started watching foreign language films. I guess 1980 (my high school graduation year) might me a good estimate as place to land with a time frame as any. I saw a few French or Italian films around this time and don't remember feeling any great initial degree of difficulty. I definitely don't think about it these days when I watch a movie with subtitles, but I still come across people all the time at the library who tell me they can't deal with reading subtitles while they watch a movie. Here's my advice to them that I want to say and never do: Move your eyes from subtitles to picture to subtitles to picture to subtitles to picture and just keep repeating the process. It's not that hard. You too can do it!

While I'm on that topic the first movie I watched for today's blog is Francois Truffaut's The Last Metro. The story is about theatrical performers in a French during the Nazi occupation. It combines complex human emotions with the greater threat surrounding them all. It is a worthwhile and well done film, but I keep comparing it to Lubitsh's To Be or Not Be, which few films can live up to in my book.

The Last Metro
Before you start thinking I'm a foreign-language-reading-movie-snob, another of my favorite movies from this year is the comedy Caddyshack. But am I seeing this trough a lens that is a bit biased toward the time it came out?  Let's see-Bill Murray as Carl the groundskeeper looking for that varmit gopher and dreaming of playing at Augusta. How many of us have quoted this lines "Cinderella story...It's in the hole!" more than a few times. We also have Chevy Chase in possibly his best role as an eccentric club member, but it's Rodney Dangerfield that really steals the show as the obnoxious, Al Czerbik who is a constant thorn in the side of club regular Ted Knight. I can understand some not liking it (My wife said she thought it was pretty stupid when we went to a local showing a few weeks ago), but it's in the hole for me. And come on, isn't the rogue candy bar scene a classic even for naysayers?

Caddyshack

Caddyshack did not make the 1001 list and here are other films from 1980 that I have seen that also didn't make the 1001 cut.


1. Altered States
Rumor has it that screenwriter Paddy Chaevsky hated this adaptation of his story so much that it ultimately led to the heart-attack that killed him! I actually like it, but I may have been partaking in a foreign substance that may have enhanced my viewing pleasure the last time I saw it many, many years ago now. 
William Hurt in the trippy, trippy, trippy Altered States

2. Alligator
B-movie classic about a baby alligator that is flushed down the toilet only to re-emerge and rage havoc throughout the city. Those urban legends really do have great dramatic possibilities!

3. 9 to 5
When I first saw this movie I actually felt sorry for the chauvinistic boss played by Dabney Coleman. I really don't think that was the point, but the guy is just so damn charming!

4. Bronco Billy, Any Which Way You Can
One hit and one miss in 1980 for Clint Eastwood

5. The Gods Must Be Crazy
Bushman finds Coke bottle that is thrown out of a plane ultimately causing great dissension in his tribe. He tries to go to the end of the earth to throw it off. One of the all-time great cult movies and should definitely be on the 1001 list.


Nixau! and his new discovery in
The Gods Must Be Crazy
6. The Blue Lagoon
Yes, I've seen The Blue Lagoon, the story of a boy and Brooke Shields stranded and growing up and in love together. It's not really good enough to be memorable for me, but not bad enough to be too horribly cheesy either. So don't see a retro viewing of this one in my future.

7.The Blues Brothers
Yes, I remember the Blue Brothers Saturday Night Live skit. Yes, I owned The Blues Brothers album. But if I'm choosing between the Blues Brothers movie and Caddyshack, I'm going with Caddyshack.

8. Can’t Stop the Music
The Village People, Steve Guttenberg, Valerie Perrine and Bruce Jenner!
How can you possibly stop that music?

No matter how hard you try, you just can't stop the music

9. Coal Miner’s Daughter
I can't say I'm much of a Loretta Lynn fan, but this movie made me a Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn fan.

10. The Jazz Singer
Having Neil Diamond star in a remake of the old Al Jolson movie probably seemed like a good idea at the time...At least they're some good songs on the soundtrack.
The Jazz Singer "You are not my son!"

11. Dressed to Kill
Brian De Palma does borrow heavily from Hitchcock's Psycho for this one, but it's distinctive enough on it's own and it would be in my book.

12. Flash Gordon
All right, Max von Sydow as Ming the Merciless! That's great! Now now who's going to play Flash? Sam Jones! Sam Jones? Who the hell is Sam Jones?
Well, like The Jazz Singer, let's at least enjoy the songs on the soundtrack.

13. Friday the 13th
 The first in the seemingly never ending series about Jason the killer with the machete and the hockey mask. I think I saw the first two in this series and that was about it.

14.Inside Moves
Movie about a bunch of guys with different types of physical disabilities hanging out and just trying to get through life seemed to get some positive reviews at the time, only to drop off anyone's radar quickly after that.

15. Mother’s Day
I saw this slasher movie when I was a Freshman in college and thought it was pretty kooky and crazy and worth seeing. A couple of reviews I've seen on it lately has made me think I shouldn't go back and watch it and potentially spoil my good vibes from it.
My viewing of Mother's Day seemed like a good thing
 two lifetimes ago

16. Melvin and Howard
Melvin Dumar did not pick up Howard Hughes hitchhiking. Howard Hughes did not sing Melvin Dumar's song. Howard Hughes did not leave a pot of money to Melvin Dumar. If you can accept these facts, sit back and enjoy this very entertaining, but fictional movie.

17. Little Darlings
Even seeing this as a teenager, I thought the story of two girls wagering on who could lose their virginity at summer camp had little appeal for me. But I did watch it, I guess just because it was on!

18. When Time Ran Out
If Beyond the Poseidon Adventure and Airport '79 didn't kill the 70's disaster movie, When Time Ran Out certainly finished the job. 

19. Serial
I liked this comedy about California residents who...let's see...what happens it this again? It's been thirty-five years. I remember Martin Mull and Tuesday Weld were about the only sane ones in the film and Christopher Lee rode in a gay motorcycle gang. In fact, there are a couple of gay jokes in this movie that seemed funny at the time that people wouldn't laugh at today. I'd still like to revisit this one. 

20.The Return of the King
If Peter Jackson's Return of the King can make the 1001 list, why not some love for the Rankin-Bass version? You got to pay attention to an animated film that has the vocal stylings of Orson Bean, John Huston, Roddy McDowell, William Conrad, Theodor Bikel and Glenn Yarborough as the Minstrel!


Frodo of the Four Fingers in Return of the King

21. Stardust Memories
Between his fruitful 70's and 80's periods, Woody Allen put out a couple of less than stirring films that were a bit pretentious and narcissistic. Stardust Memories was one of them. Re-evaluation time, maybe?

22. Oh, God Book II
I thought the original Oh, God with George Burns and John Denver was a pleasant film with a lot of charm. Oh, God Book II was essentially a remake with a little girl in the John Denver role. But that's what sequels often do, don't they?

23. Superman II
Still might be my favorite superhero movie of all-time. How can you beat Zod as a bad guy?

24. Up the Academy
After I watched National Lampoon's Animal House at least a dozen times, I had high expectations for their next film, National Lampoon's Up the Academy. Let's just say I've only seen that one once.

25. Xanadu
On the plus side, there are a couple of good ELO songs, there is Gene Kelly, Olivia Newton-John looks fantastic and the I'm Alive scene with all the muses is pretty good.  Other than that, it's freakin' Xanadu!


Olivia in Xanadu

Thursday, October 1, 2015

1001: A FILM ODYSSEY (2015 UPDATE)

            
I can't believe it's been six years since I started doing this movie blog and I've....I've...still got a ways to go. I've enjoyed doing it and assume I will continue to, but I honestly didn't think I was going on a pace that might take me ten total years to finish! (Ah, 2019, are you really so far away?)

Anyway, the latest edition (6th, if you are scoring at home) has ten more titles and brings the total number of films to 1175 (if you are still scoring at home) or 1177 if you want to count Ivan the Terrible or Olympia in parts. You could also count the Lord of the Rings trilogy or The Toy Story Trilogy as one movie or three...and I'm thinking about this too much (And you can stop scoring at home now).

By my count, I've seen 773 out of these 1175 listings which comes out to about 2/3 that I've completed and about 400 or so left to go...My calculations may be a bit off...but if I was better with numbers, I'd be doing a quantum mechanics blog instead of this one!
I'd like to thank others with blogs on this subject that show me I'm not alone (you know who you are...at least I hope you know who you are!), my family (Especially my wife, who I can picture now rolling her eyes as she asks me as I'm watching television, "Is this another one of your book movies?"), my friends (Though, interestingly, I have less of these since I started doing this blog), and my pets (Though interestingly, I have more of these since I started doing this blog.)

So it's back to the movies I go...But do I really have to sit through all of The Mother and the Whore? And that experimental film that just stares at a tree for two hours? Do I really have to see that one too? And I've started Les Vampires about three times...might have to save that six hour silent epic for last. And Pink Flamingos? I got to see that one again? But there are still a lot of titles on the list I look forward to visiting or re-visiting.
             
Movies (numbered) I have seen from the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Books since I started this blog in 2009

                             1.            A Trip to the Moon (1902) 1
                             2.            The Great Train Robbery (1903) 2
                             3.            The Birth of a Nation (1915) 3
                             4.            Les Vampires (1915)
                             5.            Intolerance (1916) 4
                             6.            The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919) 5
                             7.            Broken Blossoms (1919)
                             8.            Way Down East (1920)
                             9.            Within Our Gates (1920) 6
                         10.            The Phantom Carriage (1921) 7
                         11.            Orphans of the Storm (1921)
                         12.            The Smiling Madame Beudet (1922)
                         13.            Dr. Mabuse, Parts 1 and 2 (1922)
                         14.            Nanook of the North (1922) 8
                         15.            Nosferatu, A Symphony of Terror(1922) 9
                         16.            Haxan (1923) 10
                         17.            Foolish Wives (1922)
                         18.            Our Hospitality (1923) 11
                         19.            The Wheel (1923)
                         20.            The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
                         21.            Strike (1924)
                         22.            Greed (1924)
                         23.            Sherlock, Jr. (1924) 12
                         24.            The Last Laugh (1924) 13
                         25.            The Great White Silence (1925)
                         26.            Seven Chances (1925) 14
                         27.            The Phantom of the Opera (1925) 15
                         28.            The Battleship Potemkin (1925) 16
                         29.            The Gold Rush (1925) 17
                         30.            The Big Parade (1925)
                         31.            The Eagle (1925) 18
                         32.            The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
                         33.            Metropolis (1927) 19
                         34.            Sunrise (1927) 20
                         35.            The General (1927) 21
                         36.            The Unknown (1927) 22
                         37.            October (1927)
                         38.            The Jazz Singer (1927) 23
                         39.            Napoleon (1927)
                         40.            The Kid Brother (1927) 24
                         41.            The Crowd (1928)
                         42.            The Docks of New York (1928)
                         43.            An Andalusian Dog (1928) 25
                         44.            The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) 26
                         45.            Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) 27
                         46.            Storm over Asia (1928)
                         47.            Blackmail (1929) 28
                         48.            The Man with the Movie Camera (1929) 29
                         49.            Pandora's Box (1929) 30
                         50.            A Throw of Dice (1929)
                         51.            The Blue Angel (1930) 31
                         52.            The Age Of Gold (1930) 32
                         53.            Earth (1930)
                         54.            Little Caesar (1930) 33
                         55.            All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
                         56.            Freedom For Us (1931) 34
                         57.            The Million (1931) 35
                         58.            Tabu (1931)
                         59.            Dracula (1931) 36
                         60.            Frankenstein (1931) 37
                         61.            City Lights (1931) 38
                         62.            The Public Enemy (1931) 39
                         63.            M (1931) 40
                         64.            The Bitch (1931)
                         65.            Limite (1931)
                         66.            Vampyr (1932) 41
                         67.            Love Me Tonight (1932) 42
                         68.            Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932) 43
                         69.            I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
                         70.            Trouble in Paradise (1932)
                         71.            Scarface: The Shame Of A Nation (1932) 44
                         72.            Shanghai Express (1932)
                         73.            Freaks (1932) 45
                         74.            Me and My Gal (1932)
                         75.            Zero for Conduct (1933) 46
                         76.            42nd Street (1933) 47
                         77.            Footlight Parade (1933) 48
                         78.            Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) 49
                         79.            She Done Him Wrong (1933) 50
                         80.            Duck Soup (1933) 51
                         81.            Queen Christina (1933)
                         82.            Land Without Bread (1933)
                         83.            King Kong (1933) 52
                         84.            The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)
                         85.            Sons of the Desert (1933) 53
                         86.            It's a Gift (1934) 54
                         87.            Triumph of the Will (1934)
                         88.            L'Atalante (1934) 55
                         89.            The Black Cat (1934) 56
                         90.            Judge Priest (1934) 57
                         91.            It Happened One Night (1934) 58
                         92.            The Thin Man (1934) 59
                         93.            The Goddess (1934)
                         94.            Captain Blood (1935) 60
                         95.            Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) 61
                         96.            A Night at the Opera (1935) 62
                         97.            The 39 Steps (1935) 63
                         98.            Bride of Frankenstein (1935) 64
                         99.            Top Hat (1935) 65
                    100.            Peter Ibbertson (1935)
                    101.            A Day in the Country (1936) 66
                    102.            Modern Times (1936) 67
                    103.            Swing Time (1936) 68
                    104.            My Man Godfrey (1936) 69
                    105.            Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) 70
                    106.            Camille (1936) 71
                    107.            Sabotage (1936) 72
                    108.            Dodsworth (1936) 73
                    109.            Things to Come (1936) 74
                    110.            The Story of a Cheat (1936) 75
                    111.            Captains Courageous (1937) 76
                    112.            Midnight Song (1937)
                    113.            Grand Illusion (1937) 77
                    114.            Stella Dallas (1937)
                    115.            The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
                    116.            Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) 78
                    117.            Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 79
                    118.            The Awful Truth (1937) 80
                    119.            Pepe Le Moko (1937) 81
                    120.            Jezebel (1938) 82
                    121.            The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) 83
                    122.            Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) 84
                    123.            Olympia (1938)
                    124.            The Baker's Wife (1938)
                    125.            Bringing Up Baby (1938) 85
                    126.            The Lady Vanishes (1938) 86
                    127.            Stagecoach (1939) 87
                    128.            The Story of the Late Chrysanthemum (1939)
                    129.            Babes in Arms (1939)
                    130.            Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 88
                    131.            The Wizard of Oz (1939) 89
                    132.            Destry Rides Again (1939) 90
                    133.            Only Angels Have Wings (1939) 91
                    134.            Gone With the Wind (1939) 92
                    135.            Daybreak (1939)
                    136.            Gunga Din (1939) 93
                    137.            Ninotchka (1939) 94
                    138.            The Rules of the Game (1939)
                    139.            Wuthering Heights (1939) 95
                    140.            His Girl Friday (1940) 96
                    141.            Rebecca (1940) 97
                    142.            Fantasia (1940) 98
                    143.            The Philadelphia Story (1940) 99
                    144.            The Grapes of Wrath (1940) 100
                    145.            Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) 101
                    146.            Pinocchio (1940) 102
                    147.            The Mortal Storm (1940) 103
                    148.            The Bank Dick (1940) 104
                    149.            Citizen Kane (1941) 105
                    150.            The Lady Eve (1941) 106
                    151.            The Wolf Man (1941) 107
                    152.            The Maltese Falcon (1941) 108
                    153.            Sergeant York (1941) 109
                    154.            Dumbo (1941) 110
                    155.            High Sierra (1941) 111
                    156.            Sullivan's Travels (1941) 112
                    157.            How Green Was My Valley (1941) 113
                    158.            The Palm Beach Story (1942) 114
                    159.            Now, Voyager (1942) 115
                    160.            Casablanca (1942) 116
                    161.            To Be or Not to Be (1942) 117
                    162.            Cat People (1942) 118
                    163.            The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) 119
                    164.            Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) 120
                    165.            Mrs. Miniver (1942) 121
                    166.            Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) 122
                    167.            Fires Were Started (1943)
                    168.            The Man in Grey (1943) 123
                    169.            The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) 124
                    170.            I Walked with a Zombie (1943) 125
                    171.            The Seventh Victim (1943)
                    172.            The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) 126
                    173.            Shadow of a Doubt (1943) 127
                    174.            Ossessione (1943)
                    175.            Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) 128
                    176.            To Have and Have Not (1944) 129
                    177.            Laura (1944) 130
                    178.            Gaslight (1944) 131
                    179.            Henry V (1944)
                    180.            Ivan the Terrible, Parts One and Two (1944)
                    181.            Double Indemnity (1944) 132
                    182.            Murder, My Sweet (1944) 133
                    183.            The Battle of San Pietro (1945) 134
                    184.            Spellbound (1945) 135
                    185.            Mildred Pierce (1945) 136
                    186.            The Children of Paradise (1945) 137
                    187.            Open City (1945) 138
                    188.            The Lost Weekend (1945) 139
                    189.            Detour (1945) 140
                    190.            I Know Where I'm Going! (1945) 141
                    191.            The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) 142
                    192.            Brief Encounter (1946) 143
                    193.            Paisan (1946) 144
                    194.            The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) 145
                    195.            My Darling Clementine (1946) 146
                    196.            The Stranger (1946) 147
                    197.            Beauty and the Beast (1946) 148
                    198.            The Big Sleep (1946) 149
                    199.            The Killers (1946) 150
                    200.            A Matter of Life and Death (1946) 151
                    201.            Great Expectations (1946) 152
                    202.            Notorious (1946) 153
                    203.            Black Narcissus (1946) 154
                    204.            It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 155
                    205.            Gilda (1946) 156
                    206.            Monsieur Verdoux (1947) 157
                    207.            Out of the Past (1947) 158
                    208.            The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) 159
                    209.            Odd Man Out (1947) 160
                    210.            The Bicycle Thief (1948) 161
                    211.            Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
                    212.            Secret Beyond the Door (1948) 162
                    213.            Force of Evil (1948) 163
                    214.            Spring in a Small Town (1948)
                    215.            Red River (1948) 164
                    216.            Rope (1948) 165
                    217.            The Snake Pit (1948) 166
                    218.            The Lady from Shanghai (1948) 167
                    219.            The Paleface (1948) 168
                    220.            The Red Shoes (1948) 169
                    221.            The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) 170
                    222.            Louisiana Story (1948) 171
                    223.            The Heiress (1949) 172
                    224.            Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) 173
                    225.            Gun Crazy (1949)
                    226.            Adam's Rib (1949) 174
                    227.            Whiskey Galore! (1949)
                    228.            White Heat (1949) 175
                    229.            The Reckless Moment (1949)
                    230.            The Third Man (1949) 176
                    231.            On the Town (1949) 177
                    232.            Orpheus (1949)
                    233.            The Asphalt Jungle (1950) 178
                    234.            Rashomon (1950) 179
                    235.            Winchester '73 (1950) 180
                    236.            Rio Grande (1950) 181
                    237.            All About Eve (1950) 182
                    238.            Sunset Blvd. (1950) 183
                    239.            Los Olvidados (1950)
                    240.            In a Lonely Place (1950) 184
                    241.            Ace in the Hole (1951) 185
                    242.            A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 186
                    243.            Strangers on a Train (1951) 187
                    244.            The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) 188
                    245.            Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
                    246.            The African Queen (1951) 189
                    247.            Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
                    248.            An American in Paris (1951) 190
                    249.            A Place in the Sun (1951)
                    250.            The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) 191
                    251.            The Quiet Man (1952) 192
                    252.            Forbidden Games (1952) 193
                    253.            Angel Face (1952) 194
                    254.            Singin' in the Rain (1952) 195
                    255.            Ikiru (1952)
                    256.            Europa '51 (1952)
                    257.            The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) 196
                    258.            The Big Sky (1952)
                    259.            High Noon (1952) 197
                    260.            Umberto D (1952)
                    261.            The Golden Coach (1952)
                    262.            The Bigamist (1953) 198
                    263.            The Band Wagon (1953) 199
                    264.            Madame De… (1953)
                    265.            From Here to Eternity (1953) 200
                    266.            Tokyo Story (1953) 201
                    267.            Roman Holiday (1953) 202
                    268.            Wages of Fear (1953) 203
                    269.            The Naked Spur (1953) 204
                    270.            Pickup on South Street (1953) 205
                    271.            Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) 206
                    272.            The Big Heat (1953) 207
                    273.            Mr. Hulot's Holiday (1953) 208
                    274.            Voyage in Italy (1953) 209
                    275.            Tales of Ugetsu (1953) 210
                    276.            Shane (1953) 211
                    277.            Beat the Devil (1953) 212
                    278.            Summer with Monika (1953) 213
                    279.            Johnny Guitar (1954) 214
                    280.            On the Waterfront (1954) 215
                    281.            Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) 216
                    282.            Les Diaboliques (1954) 217
                    283.            Animal Farm (1954) 218
                    284.            Rear Window (1954) 219
                    285.            A Star Is Born (1954)
                    286.            The Barefoot Contessa (1954) 220
                    287.            La Strada (1954) 221
                    288.            The Seven Samurai (1954) 222
                    289.            Senso (1954)
                    290.            Silver Lode (1954) 223
                    291.            Carmen Jones (1954) 224
                    292.            Sansho the Baliff (1954) 225
                    293.            Salt of the Earth (1954)
                    294.            Artists and Models (1955)
                    295.            Guys and Dolls (1955) 226
                    296.            Pather Panchali (1955)
                    297.            Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) 227
                    298.            The Mad Masters (1955)
                    299.            Hill 24 Doesn’t Answer (1955)
                    300.            The Ladykillers (1955) 228
                    301.            Marty (1955) 229
                    302.            Ordet (1955) 230
                    303.            Bob the Gambler (1955) 231
                    304.            Kiss Me Deadly (1955) 232
                    305.            The Man from Laramie (1955)
                    306.            Rebel Without a Cause (1955) 233
                    307.            The Phenix City Story (1955)
                    308.            Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) 234
                    309.            Night and Fog (1955) 235
                    310.            The Night of the Hunter (1955) 236
                    311.            The Sins of Lola Montes (1955)
                    312.            The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) 237
                    313.            Oklahoma! (1955) 238
                    314.            Forbidden Planet (1956) 239
                    315.            The Burmese Harp (1956) 240
                    316.            The Searchers (1956) 241
                    317.            A Man Escaped (1956) 242
                    318.            Written on the Wind (1956)
                    319.            The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) 243
                    320.            Giant (1956)
                    321.            All That Heaven Allows (1956) 244
                    322.            Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) 245
                    323.            The Wrong Man (1956)
                    324.            Bigger Than Life (1956)
                    325.            High Society (1956)
                    326.            The Ten Commandments (1956) 246
                    327.            12 Angry Men (1957) 247
                    328.            The Seventh Seal (1957) 248
                    329.            An Affair to Remember (1957) 249
                    330.            Wild Strawberries (1957) 250
                    331.            The Nights of Cabiria (1957)
                    332.            Throne of Blood (1957) 251
                    333.            The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
                    334.            The Unvanquished (1957)
                    335.            Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) 252
                    336.            The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 253
                    337.            Mother India (1957)
                    338.            The Cranes Are Flying (1957) 254
                    339.            Paths of Glory (1957) 255
                    340.            Sweet Smell of Success (1957) 256
                    341.            Man of the West (1958) 257
                    342.            Touch of Evil (1958) 258
                    343.            Cairo Station (1958) 259
                    344.            Gigi (1958) 260
                    345.            The Defiant Ones (1958) 261
                    346.            Vertigo (1958) 262
                    347.            Ashes and Diamonds (1958) 263
                    348.            Horror of Dracula (1958) 264
                    349.            My Uncle (1958)
                    350.            The Music Room (1958)
                    351.            Some Came Running (1958) 265
                    352.            The 400 Blows (1959) 266
                    353.            North by Northwest (1959) 267
                    354.            Some Like It Hot (1959) 268
                    355.            Anatomy of a Murder (1959) 269
                    356.            Eyes without a Face (1959) 270
                    357.            Ride Lonesome (1959) 271
                    358.            Black Orpheus (1959) 272
                    359.            Shadows (1959) 273
                    360.            The World of Apu (1959)
                    361.            Breathless (1959) 274
                    362.            Ben-Hur (1959)
                    363.            Pickpocket (1959)
                    364.            Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959) 275
                    365.            Rio Bravo (1959) 276
                    366.            The Hole (1959)
                    367.            Floating Weeds (1959) 277
                    368.            Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
                    369.            La Dolce Vita (1960)
                    370.            Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) 278
                    371.            Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
                    372.            The Adventure (1960) 279
                    373.            The Young One (1960)
                    374.            The Cloud-Capped Star (1960)
                    375.            The Housemaid (1960)
                    376.            Psycho (1960) 280
                    377.            Black Sunday (1960) 281
                    378.            Peeping Tom (1960) 282
                    379.            The Apartment (1960) 283
                    380.            Spartacus (1960) 284
                    381.            Splendor in the Grass (1961)
                    382.            Last Year at Marienbad (1961) 285
                    383.            The Pier (1961) 286
                    384.            One-Eyed Jacks (1961) 287
                    385.            Lola (1961)
                    386.            Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) 288
                    387.            La Notte (1961) 289
                    388.            Jules and Jim (1961) 290
                    389.            Viridiana (1961)
                    390.            The Ladies Man (1961)
                    391.            Through a Glass Darkly (1961) 291
                    392.            Chronicle of a Summer (1961)
                    393.            The Hustler (1961)
                    394.            West Side Story (1961) 292
                    395.            The Exiles (1961)
                    396.            A Dog's Life (1962)
                    397.            Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
                    398.            Dog Star Man (1962)
                    399.            An Autumn Afternoon (1962) 293
                    400.            L’Eclisse (1962) 294
                    401.            Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
                    402.            To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 295
                    403.            The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
                    404.            Lolita (1962) 296
                    405.            Keeper of Promises (1962)
                    406.            The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) 297
                    407.            What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) 298
                    408.            My Life to Live (1962) 299
                    409.            Heaven and Earth Magic (1962) 300
                    410.            The Exterminating Angel (1962)
                    411.            The Birds (1963) 301
                    412.            The Nutty Professor (1963)
                    413.            Blonde Cobra (1963) 302
                    414.            The Cool World (1963)
                    415.            8 1/2 (1963) 303
                    416.            Passenger (1963)
                    417.            Contempt (1963) 304
                    418.            Hud (1963)
                    419.            Winter Light (1963) 305
                    420.            Flaming Creatures (1963) 306
                    421.            The Great Escape (1963)
                    422.            Shock Corridor (1963) 307
                    423.            The Leopard (1963) 308
                    424.            Barren Lives (1963)
                    425.            Mediteranee (1963)
                    426.            The House is Black (1963)
                    427.            The Haunting (1963) 309
                    428.            An Actor's Revenge (1963)
                    429.            The Servant (1963)
                    430.            Goldfinger (1964) 310
                    431.            Scorpio Rising (1964) 311
                    432.            The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) 312
                    433.            Marnie (1964) 313
                    434.            My Fair Lady (1964) 314
                    435.            Woman in the Dunes (1964) 315
                    436.            Dr. Strangelove (1964) 316
                    437.            A Hard Day's Night (1964) 317
                    438.            The Red Desert (1964) 318
                    439.            Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964) 319
                    440.            The Masque of the Red Death (1964) 320
                    441.            Before the Revolution (1964)
                    442.            Gertrud (1964) 321
                    443.            The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
                    444.            Black God, White Devil (1964)
                    445.            The Demon (1964) 322
                    446.            Mary Poppins (1964)
                    447.            Vinyl (1965) 323
                    448.            The Shop on Main Street (1965) 324
                    449.            Doctor Zhivago (1965) 325
                    450.            The War Game (1965) 326
                    451.            Tokyo Olympiad (1965)
                    452.            The Battle of Algiers (1965) 327
                    453.            The Sound of Music (1965)
                    454.            The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
                    455.            Alphaville (1965) 328
                    456.            Chimes at Midnight (1965)
                    457.            Repulsion (1965) 329
                    458.            Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
                    459.            Pierrot Goes Wild (1965) 330
                    460.            Faster, Pussy Cat! Kill! Kill! (1965) 331
                    461.            The Golden Thread (1965)
                    462.            The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (1965)
                    463.            Hold Me While I'm Naked (1966) 332
                    464.            Blowup (1966) 333
                    465.            The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966) 334
                    466.            Daisies (1966) 335
                    467.            Come Drink with Me (1966)
                    468.            Seconds (1966) 336
                    469.            Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
                    470.            Persona (1966) 337
                    471.            Masculine-Feminine (1966) 338
                    472.            Balthazar (1966) 339
                    473.            In the Heat of the Night (1967) 340
                    474.            Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1967) 341
                    475.            The Graduate (1967) 342
                    476.            Playtime (1967) 343
                    477.            Report (1967) 344
                    478.            Hombre (1967) 345
                    479.            Belle de Jour (1967)
                    480.            The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) 346
                    481.            Week End (1967) 347
                    482.            Le Samourai (1967) 348
                    483.            Cool Hand Luke (1967) 349
                    484.            Point Blank (1967) 350
                    485.            Wavelength (1967) 351
                    486.            Bonnie and Clyde (1967) 352
                    487.            The Red and the White (1967)
                    488.            Marketa Lazarova (1967) 353
                    489.            The Jungle Book (1967) 354
                    490.            The Fireman's Ball (1967)
                    491.            Earth Entranced (1967)
                    492.            Closely Watched Trains (1967) 355
                    493.            Vij (1967)
                    494.            The Cow (1968)
                    495.            Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) 356
                    496.            Planet of the Apes (1968) 357
                    497.            Faces (1968) 358
                    498.            Rosemary's Baby (1968) 359
                    499.            If… (1968)
                    500.            Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
                    501.            The Producers (1968) 360
                    502.            David Holzman's Diary (1968) 361
                    503.            Shame (1968) 362
                    504.            2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 363
                    505.            Hour of the Wolf (1968) 364
                    506.            Targets (1968) 365
                    507.            Night of the Living Dead (1968) 366
                    508.            My Night with Maud (1969)
                    509.            Lucia (1969)
                    510.            A Touch of Zen (1969)
                    511.            Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 367
                    512.            Midnight Cowboy (1969) 368
                    513.            Satyricon (1969) 369
                    514.            Z (1969) 370
                    515.            The Conformist (1969)
                    516.            Easy Rider (1969) 371
                    517.            High School (1969)
                    518.            In the Year of the Pig (1969)
                    519.            The Wild Bunch (1969) 372
                    520.            Andrei Rublev (1969)
                    521.            The Butcher (1969) 373
                    522.            The Color of Pomegranates (1969) 374
                    523.            Kes (1969)
                    524.            Tristana (1970) 375
                    525.            Five Easy Pieces (1970) 376
                    526.            El Topo (1970)
                    527.            Woodstock (1970) 377
                    528.            Deep End (1970)
                    529.            The Spider's Stratagem (1970)
                    530.            Little Big Man (1970) 378
                    531.            The Ear (1970) 379
                    532.            Patton (1970) 380
                    533.            M*A*S*H (1970) 381
                    534.            Performance (1970) 382
                    535.            Gimme Shelter (1970) 383
                    536.            Zabriskie Point (1970) 384
                    537.            The Bird with The Crystal Plumage (1970) 385
                    538.            The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
                    539.            Wanda (1971)
                    540.            W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)
                    541.            A Clockwork Orange (1971) 386
                    542.            The Sorrow and the Pity (1971) 387
                    543.            Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) 388
                    544.            McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971) 389
                    545.            Walkabout (1971) 390
                    546.            Klute (1971) 391
                    547.            Harold and Maude (1971) 392
                    548.            Red Psalm (1971)
                    549.            Get Carter (1971)
                    550.            The French Connection (1971) 393
                    551.            Shaft (1971) 394
                    552.            Dirty Harry (1971) 395
                    553.            Murmur of the Heart (1971)
                    554.            Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
                    555.            The Last Picture Show (1971) 396
                    556.            Straw Dogs (1971)
                    557.            Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
                    558.            The Devils (1971)
                    559.            The Hired Hand (1971)
                    560.            Wake in Fright (1971)
                    561.            The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
                    562.            Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
                    563.            Cabaret (1972) 397
                    564.            Last Tango in Paris (1972)
                    565.            High Plains Drifter (1972) 398
                    566.            Sleuth (1972)
                    567.            Deliverance (1972) 399
                    568.            Solaris (1972) 400
                    569.            The Godfather (1972) 401
                    570.            Cries and Whispers (1972) 402
                    571.            Fat City (1972)
                    572.            The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
                    573.            The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (1972)
                    574.            Frenzy (1972)
                    575.            Pink Flamingos (1972)
                    576.            Superfly (1972)
                    577.            The Sting (1973) 403
                    578.            The Mother and the Whore (1973)
                    579.            Badlands (1973) 404
                    580.            American Graffiti (1973) 405
                    581.            Papillon (1973)
                    582.            Enter the Dragon (1973) 406
                    583.            Mean Streets (1973) 407
                    584.            The Long Goodbye (1973) 408
                    585.            The Wicker Man (1973)
                    586.            Day for Night (1973) 409
                    587.            Don't Look Now (1973) 410
                    588.            Sleeper (1973) 411
                    589.            Serpico (1973) 412
                    590.            The Exorcist (1973) 413
                    591.            Turkish Delight (1973)
                    592.            The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
                    593.            Fantastic Planet (1973) 414
                    594.            Amarcord (1973)
                    595.            The Harder They Come (1973) 415
                    596.            F is for Fake (1973) 416
                    597.            Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)
                    598.            Dersu Uzala (1974) 417
                    599.            The Conversation (1974) 418
                    600.            The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) 419
                    601.            The Mirror (1974)
                    602.            A Woman Under the Influence (1974) 420
                    603.            Young Frankenstein (1974) 421
                    604.            Chinatown (1974) 422
                    605.            Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
                    606.            Blazing Saddles (1974) 423
                    607.            The Godfather Part II (1974) 424
                    608.            Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974) 425
                    609.            Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) 426
                    610.            The Towering Inferno (1974) 427
                    611.            Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 428
                    612.            One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 429
                    613.            Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
                    614.            The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) 430
                    615.            The Wall (1975)
                    616.            Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 431
                    617.            Barry Lyndon (1975) 432
                    618.            Fox and His Friends (1975)
                    619.            India Song (1975)
                    620.            Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
                    621.            Manila in the Claws of Brightness (1975)
                    622.            Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) 433
                    623.            Nashville (1975) 434
                    624.            Cria! (1975)
                    625.            The Travelling Players (1975)
                    626.            Jaws (1975) 435
                    627.            The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
                    628.            Carrie (1976) 436
                    629.            The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) 437
                    630.            All the President's Men (1976) 438
                    631.            Rocky (1976) 439
                    632.            Taxi Driver (1976) 440
                    633.            Network (1976) 441
                    634.            The Ascent (1976) 442
                    635.            In the Realm of the Senses (1976) 443
                    636.            1900 (1976)
                    637.            The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) 444
                    638.            Star Wars (1977) 445
                    639.            Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 446
                    640.            The Last Wave (1977) 447
                    641.            Annie Hall (1977) 448
                    642.            Last Chants for a Slow Dance (1977)
                    643.            Stroszek (1977)
                    644.            Man of Marble (1977)
                    645.            Saturday Night Fever (1977) 449
                    646.            Killer of Sheep (1977)
                    647.            Eraserhead (1977) 450
                    648.            Ceddo (1977)
                    649.            The American Friend (1977)
                    650.            The Hills Have Eyes (1977) 451
                    651.            Soldier of Orange (1977)
                    652.            Suspiria (1977) 452
                    653.            Sleeping Dogs (1977)
                    654.            The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
                    655.            Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
                    656.            The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
                    657.            The Deer Hunter (1978) 453
                    658.            Grease (1978) 454
                    659.            Days of Heaven (1978) 455
                    660.            Dawn of the Dead (1978) 456
                    661.            Shaolin Master Killer (1978)
                    662.            Up in Smoke (1978) 457
                    663.            Halloween (1978) 458
                    664.            The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
                    665.            Real Life (1979)
                    666.            My Brilliant Career (1979) 459
                    667.            Stalker (1979)
                    668.            Alien (1979) 460
                    669.            Breaking Away (1979) 461
                    670.            The Tin Drum (1979)
                    671.            All That Jazz (1979) 462
                    672.            Being There (1979) 463
                    673.            Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) 464
                    674.            Life of Brian (1979) 465
                    675.            Apocalypse Now (1979) 466
                    676.            The Jerk (1979) 467
                    677.            The Muppet Movie (1979)
                    678.            Manhattan (1979) 468
                    679.            Mad Max (1979) 469
                    680.            Nosferatu: Phantom Of The Night (1979) 470
                    681.            Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
                    682.            Ordinary People (1980) 471
                    683.            Atlantic City (1980) 472
                    684.            The Last Metro (1980) 473
                    685.            The Shining (1980) 474
                    686.            Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 475
                    687.            The Elephant Man (1980) 476
                    688.            The Big Red One (1980) 477
                    689.            Loulou (1980)
                    690.            Airplane! (1980) 478
                    691.            Raging Bull (1980) 479
                    692.            Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 480
                    693.            Das Boot (1981) 481
                    694.            Gallipoli (1981) 482
                    695.            Chariots of Fire (1981) 483
                    696.            Body Heat (1981) 484
                    697.            Reds (1981) 485
                    698.            An American Werewolf in London (1981) 486
                    699.            Three Brothers (1981)
                    700.            Man of Iron (1981)
                    701.            Too Early, Too Late (1981)
                    702.            Diva (1981)
                    703.            Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) 487
                    704.            E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 488
                    705.            The Thing (1982)
                    706.            Poltergeist (1982)
                    707.            Blade Runner (1982) 489
                    708.            The Evil Dead (1982) 490
                    709.            Tootsie (1982) 491
                    710.            Yol (1982)
                    711.            Diner (1982)
                    712.            Fitzcaraldo (1982) 492
                    713.            Gandhi (1982)
                    714.            The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)
                    715.            A Question of Silence (1982)
                    716.            Fanny and Alexander (1982) 493
                    717.            The Draughtsman’s Contract (1982)
                    718.            A Christmas Story (1983) 494
                    719.            El Norte (1983)
                    720.            Videodrome (1983) 495
                    721.            Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) 496
                    722.            The Big Chill (1983) 497
                    723.            Sunless (1983)
                    724.            The Last Battle (1983)
                    725.            Money (1983)
                    726.            Utu (1983)
                    727.            Terms of Endearment (1983) 498
                    728.            The Fourth Man (1983)
                    729.            The King of Comedy (1983)
                    730.            The Right Stuff (1983) 499
                    731.            Koyaanisqatsi (1983)
                    732.            Once Upon a Time in America (1983)
                    733.            Scarface (1983)
                    734.            The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
                    735.            Local Hero (1983)
                    736.            Amadeus (1984) 500
                    737.            The Terminator (1984) 501
                    738.            Paris, Texas (1984)
                    739.            A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) 502
                    740.            This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 503
                    741.            Beverly Hills Cop (1984) 504
                    742.            Ghostbusters (1984) 505
                    743.            A Passage to India (1984)
                    744.            Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
                    745.            The Killing Fields (1984)
                    746.            The Natural (1984) 506
                    747.            The Breakfast Club (1985) 507
                    748.            Ran (1985) 508
                    749.            Come and See (1985)
                    750.            The Official Story (1985)
                    751.            Out of Africa (1985) 509
                    752.            The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) 510
                    753.            Back to the Future (1985) 511
                    754.            The Time to Live and the Time to Die (1985)
                    755.            Brazil (1985) 512
                    756.            Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) 513
                    757.            The Quiet Earth (1985) 514
                    758.            Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
                    759.            Prizzi's Honor (1985) 515
                    760.            Vagabond (1985)
                    761.            Shoah (1985)
                    762.            The Color Purple (1985) 516
                    763.            Manhunter (1986) 517
                    764.            Stand By Me (1986) 518
                    765.            Blue Velvet (1986) 519
                    766.            Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) 520
                    767.            She's Gotta Have It (1986)
                    768.            The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
                    769.            The Fly (1986) 521
                    770.            Aliens (1986) 522
                    771.            Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) 523
                    772.            Down by Law (1986)
                    773.            A Room with a View (1986) 524
                    774.            Children of a Lesser God (1986)
                    775.            Platoon (1986) 525
                    776.            Caravaggio (1986)
                    777.            Tampopo (1986)
                    778.            Peking Opera Blues (1986)
                    779.            Salvador (1986)
                    780.            Top Gun (1986) 526
                    781.            Sherman's March (1986) 527
                    782.            The Horse Thief (1986)
                    783.            Brightness (1987)
                    784.            Wings of Desire (1987)
                    785.            Project A, Part II (1987)
                    786.            Babette's Feast (1987) 528
                    787.            Raising Arizona (1987)
                    788.            Full Metal Jacket (1987) 529
                    789.            Withnail and I (1987) 530
                    790.            Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) 531
                    791.            Goodbye Children (1987)
                    792.            Broadcast News (1987)
                    793.            Housekeeping (1987)
                    794.            The Princess Bride (1987) 532
                    795.            Moonstruck (1987) 533
                    796.            The Untouchables (1987) 534
                    797.            Red Sorghum (1987) 535
                    798.            The Dead (1987) 536
                    799.            Fatal Attraction (1987) 537
                    800.            A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
                    801.            Wall Street (1987)
                    802.            RoboCop (1987) 538
                    803.            Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) 539
                    804.            The Vanishing (1988) 540
                    805.            Bull Durham (1988) 541
                    806.            Ariel (1988)
                    807.            The Thin Blue Line (1988) 542
                    808.            Akira (1988) 543
                    809.            Cinema Paradiso (1988)
                    810.            Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (1988)
                    811.            A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
                    812.            The Naked Gun (1988) 544
                    813.            Big (1988) 545
                    814.            Dangerous Liaisons (1988) 546
                    815.            Grave of the Fireflies (1988) 547
                    816.            Landscape in the Mist (1988) 548
                    817.            The Decalogue (1988)
                    818.            Die Hard (1988)
                    819.            A Tale of the Wind (1988)
                    820.            Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) 549
                    821.            Rain Man (1988) 550
                    822.            The Story of Women (1988)
                    823.            The Accidental Tourist (1988)
                    824.            Alice (1988)
                    825.            Dead Ringers (1988)
                    826.            Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
                    827.            Drowning by Numbers (1988)
                    828.            Batman (1989) 551
                    829.            When Harry Met Sally (1989) 552
                    830.            Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) 553
                    831.            The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989) 554
                    832.            Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
                    833.            My Left Foot (1989)
                    834.            The Killer (1989)
                    835.            Do the Right Thing (1989) 555
                    836.            Roger and Me (1989)
                    837.            Glory (1989)
                    838.            The Asthenic Syndrome (1989)
                    839.            Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989)
                    840.            Say Anything (1989) 556
                    841.            The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
                    842.            A City of Sadness (1989)
                    843.            Field of Dreams (1989) 557
                    844.            No Fear, No Die (1990)
                    845.            Reversal of Fortune (1990)
                    846.            Goodfellas (1990)
                    847.            Jacob's Ladder (1990)
                    848.            King of New York (1990)
                    849.            Dances with Wolves (1990) 558
                    850.            Europa Europa (1990)
                    851.            Pretty Woman (1990) 559
                    852.            Archangel (1990)
                    853.            Trust (1990)
                    854.            Close-Up (1990) 560
                    855.            Edward Scissorhands (1990) 561
                    856.            Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990) 562
                    857.            Total Recall (1990) 563
                    858.            Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
                    859.            Boyz 'n the Hood (1991)
                    860.            Raise the Red Lantern (1991) 564
                    861.            Delicatessen (1991) 565
                    862.            A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
                    863.            Naked Lunch (1991)
                    864.            The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991) 566
                    865.            The Rapture (1991)
                    866.            My Own Private Idaho (1991)
                    867.            Thelma & Louise (1991)
                    868.            Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 567
                    869.            The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 568
                    870.            JFK (1991) 569
                    871.            Slacker (1991)
                    872.            Tongues Untied (1991)
                    873.            Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991) 570
                    874.            The Double Life of Veronique (1991) 571
                    875.            Strictly Ballroom (1992) 572
                    876.            The Player (1992) 573
                    877.            Reservoir Dogs (1992) 574
                    878.            Romper Stomper (1992)
                    879.            Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) 575
                    880.            Unforgiven (1992) 576
                    881.            Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) 577
                    882.            Candy Man (1992) 578
                    883.            A Tale of Winter (1992)
                    884.            Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1992) 579
                    885.            The Crying Game (1992)
                    886.            Man Bites Dog (1992)
                    887.            The Actress (1992)
                    888.            Farewell My Concubine (1993)
                    889.            Thirty Two Films about Glenn Gould (1993)
                    890.            Groundhog Day (1993)
                    891.            Short Cuts (1993)
                    892.            Philadelphia (1993) 580
                    893.            Jurassic Park (1993)
                    894.            The Age of Innocence (1993)
                    895.            The Puppetmaster (1993)
                    896.            Schindler's List (1993) 581
                    897.            Three Colors: Blue (1993) 582
                    898.            The Piano (1993) 583
                    899.            The Blue Kite (1993)
                    900.            The Wedding Banquet (1993)
                    901.            Three Colors: Red (1994) 584
                    902.            Hoop Dreams (1994)
                    903.            Forrest Gump (1994) 585
                    904.            Clerks (1994) 586
                    905.            Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) 587
                    906.            The Lion King (1994) 588
                    907.            Satantango (1994)
                    908.            Natural Born Killers (1994)
                    909.            The Last Seduction (1994)
                    910.            Pulp Fiction (1994) 589
                    911.            The Shawshank Redemption (1994) 590
                    912.            The Wild Reeds (1994)
                    913.            Chungking Express (1994) 591
                    914.            Crumb (1994) 592
                    915.            Heavenly Creatures (1994) 593
                    916.            Through the Olive Trees (1994) 594
                    917.            Riget (1994) 595
                    918.            Dear Diary (1994)
                    919.            Muriel's Wedding (1994) 596
                    920.            The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
                    921.            Casino (1995)
                    922.            Deseret (1995) 597
                    923.            Babe (1995)
                    924.            Toy Story (1995) 598
                    925.            Strange Days (1995) 599
                    926.            Braveheart (1995)
                    927.            Safe (1995)
                    928.            Clueless (1995)
                    929.            Heat (1995) 600
                    930.            Zero Kelvin (1995)
                    931.            Seven (1995)
                    932.            Smoke (1995) 601
                    933.            The White Balloon (1995) 602
                    934.            Cyclo (1995)
                    935.            Underground (1995)
                    936.            The Brave Heart Will Take the Bride (1995)
                    937.            Dead Man (1995) 603
                    938.            The Usual Suspects (1995)
                    939.            The Pillow Book (1996)
                    940.            Three Lives and Only One Death (1996)
                    941.            Fargo (1996) 604
                    942.            Independence Day (1996) 605
                    943.            Secrets and Lies (1996)
                    944.            Breaking the Waves (1996) 606
                    945.            The English Patient (1996)
                    946.            Gabbeh (1996) 607
                    947.            Lone Star (1996)
                    948.            Trainspotting (1996)
                    949.            Scream (1996) 608
                    950.            Shine (1996) 609
                    951.            Deconstructing Harry (1997) 610
                    952.            L.A. Confidential (1997)
                    953.            Happy Together (1997)
                    954.            Princess Mononoke (1997) 611
                    955.            Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control (1997)
                    956.            The Butcher Boy (1997) 612
                    957.            The Ice Storm (1997) 613
                    958.            Boogie Nights (1997)
                    959.            Kundun (1997)
                    960.            The Sweet Hereafter (1997) 614
                    961.            Funny Games (1997) 615
                    962.            Taste of Cherry (1997)
                    963.            Open Your Eyes (1997)
                    964.            Mother and Son (1997) 616
                    965.            Titanic (1997) 617
                    966.            Hana-Bi (1997)
                    967.            Tetsuo (1998)
                    968.            The Celebration (1998)
                    969.            Saving Private Ryan (1998)
                    970.            Buffalo 66 (1998)
                    971.            Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
                    972.            Run Lola Run (1998) 618
                    973.            Rushmore (1998)
                    974.            Pi (1998) 619
                    975.            Happiness (1998)
                    976.            The Thin Red Line (1998) 620
                    977.            The Idiots (1998)
                    978.            Sombre (1998)
                    979.            Ringu (1998) 621
                    980.            There's Something About Mary (1998)
                    981.            The Big Lebowski (1998) 622
                    982.            Magnolia (1999)
                    983.            Beau Travail (1999)
                    984.            The Blair Witch Project (1999) 623
                    985.            Taboo (1999)
                    986.            Rosetta (1999)
                    987.            All About My Mother (1999) 624
                    988.            Three Kings (1999)
                    989.            The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
                    990.            The Audition (1999)
                    991.            Time Regained (1999)
                    992.            Fight Club (1999) 625
                    993.            Being John Malkovich (1999) 626
                    994.            American Beauty (1999)
                    995.            Attack the Gas Station! (1999)
                    996.            Eyes Wide Shut (1999) 627
                    997.            The Sixth Sense (1999)
                    998.            The Matrix (1999) 628
                    999.            Toy Story 2 (1999) 629
                1000.            Nine Queens (2000) 630
                1001.            The Captive (2000)
                1002.            In the Mood for Love (2000) 631
                1003.            Ali Zaoua, Prince of the Streets (2000) 632
                1004.            Gladiator (2000) 633
                1005.            Kippur (2000) 634
                1006.            A One and a Two 635
                1007.            Requiem for a Dream (2000) 636
                1008.            Amores Perros (2000) 637
                1009.            Meet the Parents (2000)
                1010.            Signs and Wonders (2000)
                1011.            Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) 638
                1012.            Traffic (2000)
                1013.            The Gleaners and I (2000) 639
                1014.            Memento (2000) 640
                1015.            Dancer in the Dark (2000)
                1016.            O Brother Where Art Thou (2000) 641
                1017.            Amelie (2001) 642
                1018.            What Time Is It Over There? (2001)
                1019.            Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
                1020.            Kandahar (2001)
                1021.            Spirited Away (2001) 643
                1022.            The Piano Teacher (2001) 644
                1023.            The Son's Room (2001) 645
                1024.            No Man's Land (2001) 646
                1025.            Moulin Rouge (2001)
                1026.            Monsoon Wedding (2001) 647
                1027.            Fat Girl (2001) 648
                1028.            Mulholland Dr. (2001) 649
                1029.            The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) 650
                1030.            The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
                1031.            A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) 651
                1032.            Lantana (2001)
                1033.            Gangs of New York (2002) 652
                1034.            The Pianist (2002)
                1035.            Talk to Her (2002) 653
                1036.            City of God (2002) 654
                1037.            Russian Ark (2002) 655
                1038.            Chicago (2002) 656
                1039.            Bowling for Columbine (2002)
                1040.            Adaptation (2002) 657
                1041.            Far From Heaven (2002) 658
                1042.            Hero (2002) 659
                1043.            Bus 174 (2002)
                1044.            Uzak (2002)
                1045.            Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) 660
                1046.            Irreversible (2002) 661
                1047.            The Two Towers (2002)
                1048.            The Barbarian Invasions (2003) 662
                1049.            Kill Bill (2003) 663
                1050.            Oldboy (2003) 664
                1051.            Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
                1052.            The Best of Youth (2003)
                1053.            Lost in Translation (2003)
                1054.            Elephant (2003)
                1055.            Aileen Wuornos: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003) 665
                1056.            Osama (2003)
                1057.            The Return of the King (2003)
                1058.            Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
                1059.            The Passion of the Christ (2004)
                1060.            Collateral (2004) 666
                1061.            The Aviator (2004) 667
                1062.            Million Dollar Baby (2004) 668
                1063.            Downfall (2004) 669
                1064.            A Very Long Engagement (2004)
                1065.            Sideways (2004) 670
                1066.            Head-On (2004)
                1067.            3-Iron (2004)
                1068.            The Consequences of Love (2004) 671
                1069.            Moolade (2004)
                1070.            Cache (2005) 672
                1071.            Go, Live and Become (2005)
                1072.            Paradise Now (2005) 673
                1073.            Brokeback Mountain (2005) 674
                1074.            Tsotsi (2005) 675
                1075.            The Constant Gardner (2005) 676
                1076.            Crash (2005) 677
                1077.            Little Miss Sunshine (2006) 678
                1078.            The Prestige (2006) 679
                1079.            The Lives of Others (2006) 680
                1080.            United 93 (2006) 681
                1081.            Children of Men (2006) 682
                1082.            Pan's Labyrinth (2006) 683
                1083.            Apocalypto (2006) 684
                1084.            The Departed (2006) 685
                1085.            Borat (2006) 686
                1086.            Once (2006) 687
                1087.            The Queen (2006) 688
                1088.            The Host (2006) 689
                1089.            The Last King Of Scotland (2006) 690
                1090.            Babel (2006) 691
                1091.            Volver (2006) 692
                1092.            The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) 693
                1093.            La Vie En Rose (2007) 694
                1094.            No Country For Old Men (2007) 695
                1095.            Into the Wild (2007) 696
                1096.            There Will Be Blood (2007) 697
                1097.            Atonement (2007) 698
                1098.            Surfwise (2007) 699
                1099.            The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) 700
                1100.            Paranormal Activity (2007) 701
                1101.            Wall-E (2008) 702
                1102.            The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008) 703
                1103.