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2 hours ago, Slambros said:

I'm really glad I've committed myself to making a list because, while considering which films to watch, I've come up with a good idea for a paper that I can write for my class. While searching through Kanopy, I found Ida by Pawel Pawlikowski. The paper is about film and the bible (and how they intermix), so as someone who agrees with Auteur Theory, I want to compare Robert Bresson and Pawel Pawlikowski--in other words, I want to compare how both filmmakers implemented their Catholic faith in their respective films--Bresson's A Man Escaped and Pickpocket, and Pawlikowski's Ida (and maybe Cold War too for good measure).

Cold War doesn't really have anything to do with faith or religion at all. From Bresson on this theme the two you mention are good but try to watch Diary of a Country Priest first and foremost, if you can. 

 

Also see some b&w films from this list. Dreyer (The Passion of Joan of Arc, Day of Wrath, Ordet) and Bergman (The Seventh Seal, Winter Light) especially. Andrei Rublev too even if it's ineligible for this thread cause it has some color.

https://www.filmsite.org/top100spiritual.html

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Added a rule about films being a minimum of 40 minutes.

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My list.

  1. Seven Samurai

  2. Psycho 

  3. Young Frankenstein

  4. 12 Angry Men

  5. Duck Soup

  6. To Kill A Mockingbird

  7. Modern Times

  8. In A Lonely Place

  9. The Maltese Falcon

  10. White Heat

  11. Rebecca 

  12. A Day At The Races

  13. City Lights

  14. Sherlock Jr. 

  15. Casablanca 

  16. 8 ½

  17. The Apartment

  18. Notorious 

  19. The Night of The Hunter

  20. The Gold Rush

  21. Remember The Night 

  22. High and Low  

  23. My Man Godfrey 

  24. Dr. Strangelove 

  25. The General 

  26. Bicycle Thieves 

  27. La Strada

  28. The Treasure of The Sierra Madre 

  29. Night of The Living Dead 

  30. Tokyo Story

  31. Top Hat 

  32. Sullivan’s Travels 

  33. Harakiri 

  34. Sunrise

  35. His Girl Friday 

  36. On The Waterfront

  37. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 

  38. Yankee Doodle Dandy 

  39. Last Year in Marienbad 

  40. Trouble in Paradise 

  41. Bride of Frankenstein 

  42. Beauty and The Beast  

  43. All About Eve 

  44. The Incredible Shrinking Man 

  45. Ed Wood 

  46. Creature From The Black Lagoon 

  47. Ninotchka

  48. Double Indemnity

  49. Out of The Past

  50. Paths of Glory 

  51. Diabolique 

  52. Safety Last

  53. The Lady Eve

  54. Gojira (Godzilla) 

  55. Seconds

  56. Them!

  57. Rashomon 

  58. Sunset Boulevard

  59. Stranger Than Paradise

  60. A Man Escaped

  61. The Third Man

  62. The Gunfighter 

  63. Shadow of a Doubt

  64. Twelve O’Clock High 

  65. Citizen Kane

  66. Intolerance

  67. Elevator to the Gallows 

  68. It Happened One Night

  69. The Rules of The Game 

  70. Ace in The Hole

  71. Persona 

  72. The Mark of Zorro (1940)

  73. Stray Dog

  74. A Night at The Opera 

  75. Ivan’s Childhood 

  76. The Freshman 

  77. The Big Heat

  78. The Cremator

  79. To Be or Not to Be 

  80. The Great Dictator 

  81. Closely Watched Trains 

  82. The Big Sleep 

  83. A Face in The Crowd

  84. It’s a Wonderful Life

  85. The Elephant Man

  86. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

  87. Eraserhead

  88. Eyes Without A Face

  89. The Last Picture Show

  90. Late Spring

  91. The Old Dark House 

  92. The 400 Blows

  93. The Grand Illusion

  94. Man With a Movie Camera 

  95. The Clock

  96. Dead Man

  97. The Magnificent Ambersons

  98. Arsenic and Old Lace

  99. Pi

  100. King Kong

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2 hours ago, Fancyarcher said:

Arsenic and Old Lane

Arsenic and Old Lace?

 

 

@Tower  I PMd then (September) grim22 my list, I guess it's not with you?

 

My problem is, I do not always know the titles, especially not the English titles.

 

Love e.g. a movie where a widow knew the truth abut her glorified by the youth... as a bad man who misuses them for his goals. She dies too ans a writer, who at first was there for another reason then writes the scandal-story

 

Anyone an idea what the title is? I want to rewatch that literally since decades, but can't remember the title

 

 

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14 minutes ago, terrestrial said:

 

@Tower  I PMd then (September) grim22 my list, I guess it's not with you?

 

No, if you deleted your PMs since then, you could try asking grim.

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22 minutes ago, Tower said:

No, if you deleted your PMs since then, you could try asking grim.

Ahh, thx.

Do you prefer a PM or a post here?

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Hmm, the next few days I have less time, not sure if I remember in time, so here the list as far as I remember / know the titles (if I find time and remember I might add a few titles)

 

per abc

 

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12 Angry Men

All About Eve

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Blossoms in the Dust

Bringing Up Baby

Captains Courageous

Casablanca

Dark Passage

Die letzte Brücke a.k.a. The Last Bridge

Double Indemnity

Foreign Correspondent (1940)

Gaslight

High Noon

I Was a Male War Bride

Inherit the Wind

Judgement at Nuremberg

Kakushi-toride no san-akunin a.k.a. The Hidden Fortress

Kumonosu-jô a.k.a. Throne of Blood

La belle et la bête (1946)

La grande illusion (1937)

La strada  

La Vérité

Le salaire de la peur aka The Wages of Fear

Les Misérables (1935)

Lifeboat (1944)

Long Day's Journey Into Night

M (1931)  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022100/?ref_=ttls_li_tt

Macbeth (1948)  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040558/?ref_=ttls_li_tt

Metropolis

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Psycho

Queen Christina

Rashômon

Rebecca

Red River

Rio Grande

Shichinin no samurai a.k.a. ~ 7 Samurai

Some Like It Hot

Spellbound

Stagecoach

Strangers on a Train

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

The 39 Steps

The Elephant Man

The Grapes Of Wrath

The Letter

The Longest Day

The Lost Weekend (1945)

The Maltese Falcon

The Mark of Zorro (1920)

The Mark of Zorro (1940)

The Night of the Hunter (#1 movie of all time for me)

The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

The Private Life of Henry VIII.

The Seventh Cross

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Third Man

The Train

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

To Kill a Mockingbird  (1962)

Touch of Evil

Witness for the Prosecution

Woman of the Year

 

I am pretty sure I still forgot quite some titles (in addition to the ones I do not know the title)

 

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These are the twenty one films that will definitely be on my list:

 

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
The Artist
Breathless
The Bicycle Thieves
Citizen Kane
The General
His Girl Friday
Ida
Loves of a Blonde
The Maltese Falcon
A Man Escaped
Man With a Movie Camera
Metropolis
Nebraska
Persona
Pi
Pickpocket
Psycho
Rashomon
Roma
Stagecoach

 

The films that I'm hoping to watch before the deadline are:

 

The 400 Blows

Embrace of the Serpent

Good Night, and Good Luck

Seven Samurai

 

Any of those that I can't watch will be replaced with an old Soviet film because I watched a whole bunch of those for a project but I'm hesitant to support those.

 

I had seen most of those films prior to making a list, but my goal is to have my list represent black and white films from a broad array of time periods and movements.

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2 hours ago, terrestrial said:

Arsenic and Old Lace?

Yes. I made a slight error there with the title. Thanks for reminding me. 

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8 hours ago, terrestrial said:

Hmm, the next few days I have less time, not sure if I remember in time, so here the list as far as I remember / know the titles (if I find time and remember I might add a few titles)

 

per abc

 

 

I am pretty sure I still forgot quite some titles (in addition to the ones I do not know the title)

 

You should PM me a ranked list once you have have it finalised.

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7 hours ago, Fancyarcher said:

Yes. I made a slight error there with the title. Thanks for reminding me. 

That was more about:

I am mostly aware about the German titles for older movies (watched them mostly then on TV here in German) I was not sure, like maybe a similar sounding movie might exist that I do not know the English title for.

 

See e.g. The Mark of Zorro ( 2 black & white versions exist) and The Mask of Zorro (1 colour version)

 

Hence the question mark :)

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10 minutes ago, terrestrial said:

That was more about:

I am mostly aware about the German titles for older movies (watched them mostly then on TV here in German) I was not sure, like maybe a similar sounding movie might exist that I do not know the English title for.

 

See e.g. The Mark of Zorro ( 2 black & white versions exist) and The Mask of Zorro (1 colour version)

 

Hence the question mark :)

If you want to know the English title just search the original in IMDB and it will show you in the page. This is what I do when people submit lists with foreign titles.

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14 minutes ago, Tower said:

If you want to know the English title just search the original in IMDB and it will show you in the page. This is what I do when people submit lists with foreign titles.

I know, thx a lot!

 

Just in case:

That works not always, especially older titles can have alternative titles that do not show up. VHS, DVD,.... sometimes very confusing, I bought more than a handful of movies twice based on that.

 

My main problem is, I do often not know any title, beside being able to tell the film step by step. My brain seemingly does not like titles.

 

Its the same with books:

I know the story, but neither the title nor the author's name. I guess its in part based on my face-blindness, as I can not remember faces anyway (plus I was at 18 schools, didn't help then), I never really trained to 'save' names in my childhood.

 

 

Btw I missed the ranked detail in your first post, that could mean no input by me, as I do not have a ranking 'mind' (beside The Night of the Hunter for special reasons) for me its more groups, like ~

love, like, still enjoy/like but, didn't like but, not like at all

All titles on my list are at least still enjoy/like but or better

 

Not sure, its too long ago, I thought grim then planed to do a simple count how many movies get named how often?

This version sounds like a ton of work for you, kudos!

 

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17 minutes ago, terrestrial said:

Btw I missed the ranked detail in your first post, that could mean no input by me, as I do not have a ranking 'mind' (beside The Night of the Hunter for special reasons) for me its more groups, like ~

love, like, still enjoy/like but, didn't like but, not like at all

All titles on my list are at least still enjoy/like but or better

 

Not sure, its too long ago, I thought grim then planed to do a simple count how many movies get named how often?

This version sounds like a ton of work for you, kudos!

 

The lists we do on this forum are always ranked, I don't see much point in an unranked one.

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@terrestrial  This site lists movies my decade (and has a few best 100 lists) and if you click the title it gives a summary.  Just clicking through them might help you match some classic films to US titles.

 

https://www.filmsite.org/200films.html

 

https://www.filmsite.org/greatlists.html

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11 hours ago, Slambros said:

Any of those that I can't watch will be replaced with an old Soviet film because I watched a whole bunch of those for a project but I'm hesitant to support those.

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52 minutes ago, TalismanRing said:

@terrestrial  This site lists movies my decade (and has a few best 100 lists) and if you click the title it gives a summary.  Just clicking through them might help you match some classic films to US titles.

 

https://www.filmsite.org/200films.html

 

https://www.filmsite.org/greatlists.html

Thank you a lot!!!!

 

I'll have to revisit those a lot I guess

Two titles I already found there (but not the one see my earlier description)

 

Notorious (1946)

Key Largo (1948)

 

:)

 

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3 hours ago, Tower said:

The lists we do on this forum are always ranked, I don't see much point in an unranked one.

I guess I never did a list here at BOT then before. In the past I wrote some at a site where they simply added up e.g. let's say 10 ppl name 12 Angry Men, than it gets 10 points, 8 ppl list e.g. Casablanca, so that one gets 8 points... the result being the sum of all titles and counts of them

Maybe simpler, but still making sense in my POV

 

Not sure if I find time, maybe at the weekend I'll be able to sit down and try 😉

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Just reminding everyone that you have just under 3 days left to get their list in.

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  1. Mad Max: Black & Chrome Edition
  2. Clerks
  3. Dr Strangelove
  4. Dead Man
  5. Sunset Boulevard
  6. Godzilla
  7. Rashomon
  8. City Lights
  9. Hard to be a God
  10. The Elephant Man
  11. It's A Wonderful Life
  12. 12 Angry Men
  13. La Strada
  14. The Seventh Seal
  15. Ivan's Childhood
  16. A Letter to Three Wives
  17. L'avventura
  18. Diabolique
  19. Seven Samurai
  20. To Kill a Mockingbird 
  21. Paths of Glory
  22. The Mark of Zorro
  23. Metropolis
  24. Double Indemnity
  25. Pi
  26. 8.5
  27. Manhattan
  28. Psycho
  29. Satantango
  30. Battleship Potemkin
  31. Notorious
  32. The General
  33. The Thin Man
  34. Safety Last
  35. All About Eve
  36. The Big Sleep
  37. Jezebel
  38. 400 Blows
  39. Ikiru
  40. A Street Car Named Desire
  41. Bicycle Thieves
  42. King Kong
  43. Down by Law
  44. Wild Strawberries
  45. Citizen Kane
  46. Tokyo Story
  47. The Apartment
  48. The Grapes of Wrath
  49. Casablanca
  50. The Wages of Fear
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