Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Online Film Community's Top 100

It's posted over at Ivan Shreve, Jr.'s, Thrilling Days of Yesteryear, along with Ivan's trenchant commentary. Have a look.

4 comments:

Richard Heft said...

Crappy list. Too provincial, too nerdy. The first foreign film comes in at number 19? Pissant Hollywood bootlickers. Too few challenging movies, no surprises, no "this guy might know more than I do" moment. Ya wanna list? Try Sight And Sound's list:

http://www.geocities.com/aaronbcaldwell/dimsscri.html

Bill Crider said...

That's an interesting list, for sure. I haven't seen nearly as many of those.

Ivan G said...

Richard--I can in no way defend this list, and what hurts me more is that I contributed my two cents to a fanboy's wet dream. For that I deeply apologize.

Richard Heft said...

Ivan, it's only fair then that you get to blast away at my cinematic taste. Here, rather off the top of my head and not really in precise order, is my top 100, and Bill, forgive me for chewing up your bandwidth.

1. TOKYO STORY
2. CHILDREN OF PARADISE
3. LA STRADA
4. CITY LIGHTS
5. THE WILD BUNCH
6. SUNRISE
7. THE SEARCHERS
8. THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS
9. UGETSU MONOGATARI
10. THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (Walsh)
11. VERTIGO
12. THE GODFATHER
13. THE SEVEN SAMURAI
14. THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY
15. SUNSET BOULEVARD
16. I VITELLONI
17. LA DOLCE VITA
18. L’AVVENTURA
19. L’ECLISSE
20. ORDET
21. THE RULES OF THE GAME
22. THE GODFATHER PART II
23. TOUCH OF EVIL
24. THE EARRINGS OF MADAME DE…
25. CITIZEN KANE
26. DR. STRANGELOVE
27. THE GENERAL
28. WILD STRAWBERRIES
29. FANNY AND ALEXANDER
30. JULES AND JIM
31. LA DOLCE VITA
32. GREED
33. RIO BRAVO
34. LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN
35. NORTH BY NORTHWEST
36. THE CIRCUS
37. LATE SPRING
38. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
39. THE THIRD MAN
40. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
41. THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC
42. CINEMA PARADISO
43. CHINATOWN
44. DIARY OF A COUNTRY PRIEST
45. AU HAZARD BALTHASAR
46. BIRTH OF A NATION
47. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE
48. FORT APACHE
49. SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON
50. RIO GRANDE
51. L’AGE DOR
52. NIGHT OF THE HUNTER
53. STAGECOACH
54. PLAYTIME
55. LATE SPRING
56. THE LEOPARD
57. OUT OF THE PAST
58. SANSHO THE BAILIFF
59. DOUBLE INDEMNITY
60. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE
61. THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD
62. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY
63. KING KONG
64. L’ATALANTE
65. LAST TANGO IN PARIS
66. THE 49TH PARALLEL
67. THE MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA
68. SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS
69. HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO
70. ALIENS
71. THE WIZARD OF OZ
72. THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
73. TOP HAT
74. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Cocteau or Disney)
75. FANTASIA
76. THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN
77. WITCHFINDER GENERAL (aka THE CONQUEROR WORM)
78. DEAD OF NIGHT
79. THE EMIGRANTS
80. EAST OF EDEN
81. THE EXORCIST
82. TITANIC
83. THE HAUNTING
84. THE HUSTLER
85. RDE THE HIGH COUNTRY
86. THE IRON MASK
87. KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS
88. KISS ME, DEADLY
89. THE MARK OF ZORRO
90. THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
91. LOS OLVIDADOS
92. PATHS OF GLORY
93. RED RIVER
94. STRAW DOGS
95. STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN
96. THE TERMINATOR
97. THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD
98. TOKYO TWILIGHT
99. WHITE HEAT
100. ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN