Amph Filmmakers & Critics' Top Ten Movies: Liv Ullmann

Discussion in 'Archive: The Amphitheatre' started by Nevermind, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Behind the Green Door is a porn film, isn't it? His taste runs to the kitschy extreme.
  2. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Michael Haneke
    (Filmmaker: Code Unknown, The Piano Teacher)

    Au Hasard Balthazar (1966, Robert Bresson)
    Lancelot du Lac (1974, Robert Bresson)
    Mirror (1975, Andrei Tarkovsky)
    Salo (1975, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
    The Exterminating Angel (1962, Luis Bunuel)
    The Gold Rush (1925, Charles Chaplin)
    Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)
    A Woman Under the Influence (1974, John Cassavetes)
    Germany Year Zero (1947, Roberto Rossellini)
    L'Eclisse (1962, Michelangelo Antonioni)

    Seen maybe three of these, so it's hard to say.
  3. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Wuh. When Salo's in someone's top ten, it makes me a little queasy.
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    Hal Hartley
    (Filmmaker: The Unbelievable Truth, Trust)

    Hail Mary (1985, Jean-Luc Godard)
    The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
    Ordet (1955, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
    Diary of a Country Priest (1950, Robert Bresson)
    Ivan the Terrible Part I (1943, Sergei Eisenstein)
    Faces (1968, John Cassavetes)
    A Hard Day's Night (1964, Richard Lester)
    Nosferatu (1922, F.W. Murnau)
    Badlands (1973, Terrence Malick)
    Kings of the Road (1976, Wim Wenders)

    I thought this guy went for austerity, but "A Hard Day's Night"?
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    Todd Haynes
    (Filmmaker: Safe, Far from Heaven)

    All That Heaven Allows (1955, Douglas Sirk)
    Un Chant d'Amour (1950, Jean Genet)
    Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
    Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
    Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Chantal Akerman)
    Nashville (1975, Robert Altman)
    The Night of the Hunter (1955, Charles Laughton)
    Performance (1970, Donald Cammell/Nicolas Roeg)
    The Reckless Moment (1949, Max Ophlus)
    Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)

    I have long wanted to see "The Reckless Moment"
  6. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    On the Criterion DVD of Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, which is a great, great movie, there's an interview with Haynes in which he talks at length about both Ali: Fear Eats the Soul and All That Heaven Allows.
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    Monte Hellman
    (Filmmaker: The Shooting, Two-Lane Blacktop)

    Spirit of the Beehive (1973, Victor Erice)
    A Slave of Love (1976, Nikita Mikhalkov)
    Outcast of the Islands (1951, Carol Reed)
    Persona (1966, Ingmar Bergman)
    Broken Blossoms (1919, D.W. Griffith)
    Stavisky... (1974, Alain Resnais)
    A Place in the Sun (1951, George Stevens)
    Sherlock Jr. (1924, Buster Keaton)
    It's a Wonderful Life (1946, Frank Capra)
    Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974, Jacques Rivette)
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    Werner Herzog
    (Filmmaker: Aguirre, the Wrath of God; Lessons of Darkness)

    Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988, Mark Lewis)
    Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997, Errol Morris)
    Forest of Bliss (1986, Robert Gardner)
    Good News: Von Kolporteuren, toten Hunden und anderen Wienern (1990, Ulrich Seidl)
    Letter from Siberia (1958, Chris Marker)
    Les Maitres Fous (1955, Jean Rouch)
    Nanook of the North (1922, Robert Flaherty)
    Spend It All (1972, Les Blank)

    These films are all documentaries, of which I've seen exactly two: "Cane Toads" (which is indeed extremely interesting) and "Nanook". The emphasis is on unnatural behaviour, human and otherwise.
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    J. Hoberman
    (Film Critic: Village Voice)

    Flaming Creatures (1963, Jack Smith)
    The Girl from Chicago (1927, Oscar Micheaux)
    Man with a Movie Camera (1929, Dziga Vertov)
    Pather Panchali (1955, Satyajit Ray)
    Rose Hobart (1936, Joseph Cornell)
    The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
    Shoah (1985, Claude Lanzmann)
    Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1966, Jean-Luc Godard)
    Les Vampires (1915-16, Louis Feuillade)
    Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)
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    Gilles Jacob
    (Film Programmer: Cannes Film Festival)

    L'Atalante (1934, Jean Vigo)
    Earth (1930, Alexander Dovzhenko)
    The Empress Yang Kwei-Fei (1955, Kenji Mizoguchi)
    Fanny and Alexander (1983, Ingmar Bergman)
    Ikiru (1952, Akira Kurosawa)
    The Last Laugh (1924, F.W. Murnau)
    The Music Room (1958, Satyajit Ray)
    The Apprenticeship (1939, Mark Donskoi)
    Nanook of the North (1922, Robert J. Flaherty)
    Our Daily Bread (1934, King Vidor)

    Some interesting choices here...
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    Jim Jarmusch
    (Filmmaker: Stranger than Paradise, Dead Man)

    L'Atalante (1934, Jean Vigo)
    Tokyo Story (1953, Yasujiro Ozu)
    They Live by Night (1949, Nicholas Ray)
    Bob le Flambeur (1955, Jean-Pierre Melville)
    Sunrise (1927, F.W. Murnau)
    The Cameraman (1928, Buster Keaton/Edward Sedgwick)
    Mouchette (1967, Robert Bresson)
    Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
    Broken Blossoms (1919, D.W. Griffith)
    Open City (1945, Roberto Rossellini)

    Consecutive choices of "L'Atalante" in first place.
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    Kent Jones
    (Film Critic: Film Comment)

    Sunrise (1927, F.W. Murnau)
    The Story of the Late Chrysanthemums (1939, Kenji Mizoguchi)
    Wagon Master (1950, John Ford)
    The Magnificent Ambersons (1942, Orson Welles)
    Voyage to Italy (1953, Roberto Rossellini)
    Ordet (1955, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)
    A Woman Under the Influence (1974, John Cassavetes)
    Fanny and Alexander (1983, Ingmar Bergman)
    L'Argent (1983, Robert Bresson)
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    It's interesting how often Sunrise by Murnau is cropping up on these lists. :D
  14. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    It's a great movie...

    Terry Jones
    (Filmmaker: Monty Python and the Holy Grail)

    Annie Hall (1977, Woody Allen)
    Apocalypse Now (1979, Francis Ford Coppola)
    Duck Soup (1933, Leo McCarey)
    Fanny and Alexander (1983, Ingmar Bergman)
    Groundhog Day (1993, Harold Ramis)
    Guys and Dolls (1955, Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
    Jour de Fete (1948, Jacques Tati)
    Napoleon (1927, Abel Gance)
    The Pathfinder (1952, Sidney Salkow)
    Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928, Buster Keaton)
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    Neil Jordan
    (Filmmaker: Mona Lisa, The Butcher Boy)

    Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
    La Strada (1954, Federico Fellini)
    The Exterminating Angel (1962, Luis Bunuel)
    The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
    The Wild Bunch (1969, Sam Peckinpah)
    They Live By Night (1949, Nicholas Ray)
    Rashomon (1950, Akira Kurosawa)
    8 1/2 (1963, Federico Fellini)
    The General (1927, Buster Keaton)
    Persona (1966, Ingmar Bergman)

    Pretty standard, except for the Bunuel and the Bergman.
  16. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    That's an obscure Nicholas Ray too. It's good, but not as good as some of Ray's other stuff.
  17. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    It's not obscure at all--saw it recently. His first movie. He tried everything out & had fun.
  18. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Obscure is maybe the wrong word; I mean it's not the accepted Nicholas Ray to pick for your top ten list. Most people pick Rebel Without a Cause and the second tier choice is generally In a Lonely Place. A couple people in this thread picked Bigger than Life, which I haven't seen, but would love to. That's all I meant. It was a surprising choice, if you're going to put a Ray on your list.
  19. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Force Ghost

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    I dunno, a lot of people seem to talk about They Live by Night. Mostly the French, I think. It's one of those odd films that you start seeing referenced and mentioned everywhere after you see it. At least, that's what I've experienced.

    Obscure would be... Knock on Any Door or Hot Blood or Party Girl. And rightly so.
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    Philip Kaufman
    (Filmmaker: The Right Stuff, The Unbearable Lightness of Being)

    Pather Panchali (1955, Satyajit Ray)
    The Bicycle Thief (1949, Vittorio De Sica)
    Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
    Belle de Jour (1967, Luis Bunuel)
    The Asphalt Jungle (1950, John Huston)
    Wages of Fear (1953, H.G. Clouzot)
    I Vitelloni (1953, Federico Fellini)
    Touch of Evil (1958, Orson Welles)
    The Third Man (1949, Carol Reed)

    Likes neorealism. The great, feral "The Wages of Fear". First cite of Fellini juvenilia "I Vitelloni". "The Third Man" isn't cited much for such a great film.
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    Aki Kaurismaki
    (Filmmaker: The Match Factory Girl, The Man Without a Past)

    L'Age D'Or (1930, Luis Bunuel/Salvador Dali)
    L'Atalante (1934, Jean Vigo)
    Au Hasard Balthazar (1966, Robert Bresson)
    Broken Blossoms (1919, D.W. Griffith)
    Casque D'Or (1952, Jacques Becker)
    Greed (1924, Erich von Stroheim)
    Mon Oncle (1958, Jacques Tati)
    Nanook of the North (1922, Robert Flaherty)
    Open City (1945, Roberto Rossellini)
    Tokyo Story (1953, Yasujiro Ozu)

    "L'Atalante" again; I tried--twice--to get through "Mon Oncle".
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    Krzysztof Kieslowski
    (Filmmaker: The Decalogue, Three Colors Trilogy)

    La Strada (1954, Federico Fellini)
    Kes (1969, Ken Loach)
    A Man Escaped (1956, Robert Bresson)
    The 400 Blows (1959, Francois Truffaut)
    Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
    The Kid (1921, Charles Chaplin)
    Ivan's Childhood (1962, Andrei Tarkovsky)
    Musicians (1969, Mikheil Kobakhidze)
    The Pram (1963, Bo Widerberg)
    Intimiate Lighting (1965, Ivan Passer)

    Seen only two--a new low.
  23. duende Force Ghost

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    you really suck, don't you nevermind?

    i've seen five of these - i'm better than you!

    :D
  24. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Yup.

    Takeshi Kitano
    (Filmmaker: Sonatine, Hana-bi)

    Children of Paradise (1945, Marcel Carne)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)
    A Clockwork Orange (1971, Stanley Kubrick)
    Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
    To Live and Die in L.A. (1985, William Friedkin)
    Wild at Heart (1990, David Lynch)
    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974, Sam Peckinpah)
    Darkman (1990, Sam Raimi)
    Crazy Thunder Road (1980, Sogo Ishii)
    The Railroad Man (1956, Pietro Germi)

    "Alfredo Garcia" is not a masterpiece, and at times, not even a movie.
  25. duende Force Ghost

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    it's hella entertaining, though.