April 11, 2007

Some Essential Cinema

Here are 10 films, plucked from my vast list of favorites, just to give you a sense of my particular cinematic taste. I could have easily picked 10 different films, but these films just happened to pop into my head. I have always favored cinema that strives to communicate with images, and these films are all profound visual experiences. If you haven't seen any of these before, I urge you to check them out:

Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
RAN (A. Kurosawa, 1985)
Two-Lane Blacktop (Hellman, 1971)
The Passenger (Antonioni, 1975)
Spirit of the Beehive (Erice, 1973)
Fellini Satyricon (Fellini, 1969)
Days Of Heaven (Malick, 1978)
Hiroshima Mon Amour (Resnais, 1959)
Videodrome (Cronenberg, 1983)
Performance (Cammel/Roeg, 1970)

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