Friday, August 16, 2002

No blog is complete without a list of favorite movies. The last time I sat down to compose one of these things, this is what I came up with and it mostly still holds.

1. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles)
2. The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir)
3. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock)
4. Nashville (Robert Altman)
5. Seven Beauties (Lena Wertmuller)
6. Blue Velvet (David Lynch)
7. Mikey and Nicky (Elaine May)
8. La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini)
9. Viridiana (Luis Bunuel)
10. L'Avventura (Michaelngelo Antonioni)
11. Peeping Tom (Michael Powell)
12. La Belle Noiseuse (Jacques Rivette)
13. Persona (Ingmar Bergman)
14. The Godfather, Part I and II (Francis Ford Coppola)
15. Children of Paradise (Marcel Carne)
16. To Live (Zhang Yimou)
17. High and Low (Akira Kurosawa)
18. Olympia (Leni Riefenstahl)
19. Berlin Alexanderplatz (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
20. In the Course of Time (Wim Wenders)
21. Down by Law (Jim Jarmusch)
22. Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese)
23. Manhattan (Woody Allen)
24. The Crying Game (Neil Jordan)
25. WR: Mysteries of the Organism (Dusan Makavejev)

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