Monday, August 5, 2013

Some of the Very Greatest Films

These are some of the greatest films of all time, as chosen by three of the greatest film makers of all time. File them away and put them on your list of must-see films.
by Charlie Leck

Here’s a list of the favorite all-time films of three of America’s greatest film makers – Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen…

Which of these have you seen?

Thanks to the wonderful web site Open Culture (one of my favorites) for providing the information about these three magnificent film makers and their favorite films. The films below are listed in alpha-order and the name of the film maker who selected that film is listed in brackets (in some cases, you’ll notice, the film was chosen by more than one of them and further note that all three chose Citizen Kane).

2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) [Scorsese]
(Federico Fellini, 1963) [Allen, Scorsese]
Amacord (Federico Fellini, 1972) [Allen]
Ashes and Diamonds (Andrzej Wajda, 1958) [Kubrick]
Citizen Kane (Wells, 1941) [Kubrick, Allen, Scorsese]
City Lights (Chaplin, 1931) [Kubrick]
Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir, 1937) [Allen]
Hell’s Angels (Hughes, 1930) [Kubrick]
Henry V (Olivier, 1944) [Kubrick]
I Vitelloni (Fellini, 1953) [Kubrick]
La note (Antonioni, 1961) [Kubrick]
Paisan (Robearto Rossellini, 1946) [Scorsese]
Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick, 1957] [Allen]
Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950) [Allen]
Roxie Hart (Wellman, 1942) [Kubrick]
Salvatore Giuliano (Francesco Rosi, 1962) [Scorsese]
The 400 Blows (Fran├žois Truffaut, 1959 [Allen]
The Bank Dick (Fields, 1940) [Kubrick]
The Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio de Sica, 1948) [Allen]
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Bunuel, 1972) [Allen]
The Leopard (Luchino Visconti, 1963) [Scorsese]
The Red Shoes (Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger, 1948) [Scorsese]
The River (Jean Renoir, 1951) [Scorsese]
The Searchers (John Ford, 1956) [Scorsese]
The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957) [Allen]
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Huston, 1948) [Kubrick]
Ugetsu Monogatari (Mizoguchi Kenji, 1953) [Scorsese]
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958) [Scorsese]
Wild Strawberries (Bergman, 1957) [Kubrick]

Happy film viewing!

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