this is the thread where you recommend me ten films to watch before winter classes start up again

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i have access to a school library with a massive a/v center and about 11 days to go before school starts for me again. and so i ask you, good citizens of ILF, to give me any TEN movies you think i should see immediately. seriously, ANY ten movies - give me a title, odds are good i haven't seen it yet. also, stuff that you know at least got a VHS release is preferred, as most of the stuff there is in this format (or on laserdisc).


joseph (joseph), Thursday, 6 January 2005 03:48 (seventeen years ago) link

actually not even ten, as i think i've decided that i will treat myself to a three-day berlin alexanderplatz LIBRARY EXTRAVAGANZA. but still, suggestions!!!

joseph (joseph), Thursday, 6 January 2005 05:32 (seventeen years ago) link

The Ox-Bow Incident for the night-time lynching scene. (And could maybe be called a revisionist western well ahead of the curve?)

milozauckerman (miloaukerman), Thursday, 6 January 2005 05:48 (seventeen years ago) link

The Reflecting Skin
Ballad of a Soldier
Putney Swope
Beau travail
Blind Chance

Actually, those are just some of the films I'm trying to book at the moment. But it's as good a random sampling as any...

Girolamo Savonarola, Thursday, 6 January 2005 16:14 (seventeen years ago) link

Sullivan's Travels
Brewster Mcloud
All Marx Brothers (in the event that you haven't)
Notebooks on Cities and Clothes
Unbearable Lightness of Being
Happy Together
Any Kieselowski
Chinese Box

firstworldman (firstworldman), Friday, 7 January 2005 12:11 (seventeen years ago) link

Strictly for fun;

1 - Brazil
2 - Blue Velvet
3 - Taxi Driver
4 - Fitzcaraldo
5 - Duck Soup
6 - Metropolis (the one with the original score)
7 - Fight Club (I think it's brilliant)
8 - Rounders (Ed Norton vibe going on)
9 - The Wages Of Fear (Fantastic French film from the Fifties - alliteration alert)
10 - May Fools (not Malles best, but I find it very appealing still)

Davlo (Davlo), Sunday, 16 January 2005 19:47 (seventeen years ago) link

Some of my favorites:

1) Weekend (Jean-Luc Godard)
2) Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky)
3) Lost Book Found (Jem Cohen)
4) Blood of a Poet (Jean Cocteau)
5) Sweet Movie (Dusan Makavejev)
6) Benjamin Smoke (Jem Cohen & Peter Sillen)
7) The Passion of Anna (Ingmar Bergman)
8) Lucifer Rising (Kenneth Anger)
9) Dog Star Man (Stan Brakhage)
10) Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas (Terry Gilliam)

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Monday, 17 January 2005 03:28 (seventeen years ago) link

oh, haha, i didn't even come close to ten. here's what i did end up watching:

fanny and alexander
beau travail
ballad of a soldier
putney swope
the naked kiss - THIS WAS SO WEIRD.

some of these titles did come from suggestions on this thread though, so thanks where it applies.

(i wish more people posted to the sweet movie thread i started once :()

joseph (joseph), Monday, 17 January 2005 05:01 (seventeen years ago) link

(uh, that should be the little sad emoticon and close parenthesis, obv)

joseph (joseph), Monday, 17 January 2005 05:02 (seventeen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
So...what did you think?

Girolamo Savonarola, Friday, 4 February 2005 22:28 (sixteen years ago) link

ARGHSGJNGJS i had little comments on each of them and then my laptop crashed. so because i have other things to do, i'll just say i liked all the movies i watched to varying extents (not totally sure what to think about the naked kiss), though.

i was thinking about just turning this into a thread where i talk about the movies i watched in the library (and basically the library-movie-watching experience), but then i don't think i'd want to subject anyone to that.

joseph (joseph), Saturday, 5 February 2005 22:37 (sixteen years ago) link

(i promise i will one day go through with the berlin alexanderplatz three-day extravaganza mentioned upthread, though)

joseph (joseph), Saturday, 5 February 2005 22:38 (sixteen years ago) link

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