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 Post subject: Top 50 Foreign Films Of All Time.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:15 am 
From an american viewpoint.

Listed in Time Out Magazine.

One of my all time faves makes it to number three :-bd :-bd .


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 Post subject: Re: Top 50 Foreign Films Of All Time.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:10 am 
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But where are the comedies? Where is Lubitsch? Too commercial, or is it like the Oscars - comedies are never going to win however wonderful they are. I agree with you about L'avventura. 'M' as the best film ever made? I'm not so sure.

It's good to have a list of non-Hollywood films and there are some great ones in there.

Recently got a box set of Lubitsch's german films. Great stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Top 50 Foreign Films Of All Time.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:25 am 
Where are Les Enfants du Paradis and Jules et Jim? Where is Eisenstein? Nothing from Wajda or Kieslowski? It's a funny old list.

Personally I think that Les Enfants du Paradis was the best film ever made - certainly not M.


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 Post subject: Re: Top 50 Foreign Films Of All Time.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:33 am 
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Very much an 'intellectual' exercise, probably designed to show how clever the critic is.
Agree about the lack of humour. The fact that he lists Tati's Playtime and none of his other films illustrates this point - although I can't argue too much with his decision to have the highest rated film of the last three decades at only 25.

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 Post subject: Re: Top 50 Foreign Films Of All Time.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:00 am 
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These lists are always a bit of a waste of time because they're just a matter of personal opinion.
I'm glad to see A Bout De Souffle at number five, but for me, Fellini and Kurosawa would be in the top five too.

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 Post subject: Re: Top 50 Foreign Films Of All Time.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:03 am 
raindog wrote:
( . . . . . ) but for me, Fellini and Kurosawa would be in the top five too.


Agree on Fellini, I have always highly rated "Fellini's Roma" but sometimes feel as though I'm the only person that has ever seen it .


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My favourite Fellini is Amarcord. I've watched it over and over. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Top 50 Foreign Films Of All Time.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:31 am 
For some good cinema stuff have a look at this guys site on MySpace Carletto di San Giovanni. He also runs ths site, The Director Spotlight .


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 Post subject: Re: Top 50 Foreign Films Of All Time.
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Where are Les Enfants du Paradis and Jules et Jim? Where is Eisenstein? Nothing from Wajda or Kieslowski? It's a funny old list.


He does just sneak Kieslowski in with the Decalogue at 46.

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 Post subject: Re: Top 50 Foreign Films Of All Time.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:13 pm 
pierrequiroule wrote:
opalette wrote:
Where are Les Enfants du Paradis and Jules et Jim? Where is Eisenstein? Nothing from Wajda or Kieslowski? It's a funny old list.


He does just sneak Kieslowski in with the Decalogue at 46.


Thanks! I missed that. But there are still lots of very strange omissions.......


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Where is Terrence Malick ? :-?
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 Post subject: Re: Top 50 Foreign Films Of All Time.
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Ah Jules et Jim - great film.

None of my favourites were on there, ie

Jean de Florette
Manon des Sources
and of course
the great Louis de Funes in
Soupe aux Choux!!

They all played their part in why I love France and now live here!!

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 Post subject: Re: Top 50 Foreign Films Of All Time.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:58 pm 
opalette wrote:
Kieslowski?


Totally loved Trois Couleurs: Rouge:



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 Post subject: Re: Top 50 Foreign Films Of All Time.
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I enjoyed it too, but the music in la Double Vie de Véronique blew me away.

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 Post subject: Re: Top 50 Foreign Films Of All Time.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:00 pm 
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Sorry to see that none of Pedro Almodovar films were included.


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 Post subject: Re: Top 50 Foreign Films Of All Time.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:23 pm 
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Sorry to see that none of Pedro Almodovar films were included.


Ah, good point :-bd !

My Favourite
'Mujeres Al Borde De Un Ataque De Nervios'. A film by Pedro Almodovar. 1988.


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 Post subject: Re: Top 50 Foreign Films Of All Time.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:25 pm 
Along with 'Tacones Lejanos' - 1991.



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 Post subject: Re: Top 50 Foreign Films Of All Time.
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All far too arty. How could they miss M Hulot's holiday and La Cage aux Folles?


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