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#1 Daniel Meier

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 06:03 AM

I'm looking out for movies from the 1920's to 1980's, that you think, a filmmaking person should've seen in his life.

You know, the masterpieces of cinematography as well as little treasures only few know about.

I'm thankful for every input!

 

Cheers,

Daniel


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#2 Mark Dunn

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 07:19 AM

A Matter of Life and Death

Lawrence of Arabia

2001

Black NArcissus

The Red Shoes


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Posted 04 March 2016 - 07:54 AM

The Color of Pomegranates

The Sacrifice

Salo

Frau im Mond

Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark


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Posted 04 March 2016 - 08:51 AM

I'm looking out for movies from the 1920's to 1980's, that you think, a filmmaking person should've seen in his life.

The Godfather

The Godfather Part II (much debated because it was thought that Gordon Willis went too dark)

Alien

Raging Bull

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

 

All are generally considered classics.  I'm still working on those-no time for lesser known stuff now!


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#5 Michael LaVoie

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 09:40 AM

Three O' Clock High.  


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#6 Nathan Walters

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 10:01 AM

Pretty much every film on this list:

http://www.afi.com/1...ars/movies.aspx


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#7 Mark Dunn

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 10:05 AM

Pretty much every film on this list:

http://www.afi.com/1...ars/movies.aspx

It's a bit of a cheek to claim all of those as American. There are at least half a dozen which are as British as I am.


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Posted 04 March 2016 - 10:45 AM

Barry Lyndon

Time Bandits

Brazil

The Third Man

The Lavender Hill Mob

The Time machine (1961)


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#9 Arthur Cravan

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 11:08 AM

Apocalypse Now

Don't Look Back by Roeg

Performance by Roeg

Nostra signora dei turchi

Dog Star Man

Solaris

Stalker

Antonio das mortes

Macunaima

Hitler ein film aus der Deutschland

Zabriskie Point

Blow Up

Aguirre by Herzog

General Line by Ejzenstejn

Satyricon by Fellini

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

Easy rider

Days of Heaven

Altered States by Russell

The Deer Hunter by Cimino

Blade Runner


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#10 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 12:32 PM

You should watch as many films as possible, and not just for the cinematography...

 

Nosferatu (1922)

Battleship Potemkin (1925)

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

The Gunfighter (1950)

The Seven Samurai (1954)

The Seventh Seal (1957)

Wild Strawberries (1957)

Contempt (1963)

Fellini's 81/2 (1963)

Persona (1966)

Solaris (1972)

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

 

...and many, many more....


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#11 John E Clark

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 01:53 PM

I'm looking out for movies from the 1920's to 1980's, that you think, a filmmaking person should've seen in his life.

You know, the masterpieces of cinematography as well as little treasures only few know about.

I'm thankful for every input!

 

Cheers,

Daniel

 

"Alice in den Städten"(1974)

"Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum oder: Wie Gewalt entstehen und wohin sie führen kann"(1975)

"Das zweite Erwachen der Christa Klages"(1975)

 

While most people will point to Werner Fassbinder and his 15 years of producing films... I tend to select non-Fassbinder examples of the 60's/70's when German Film was in recovery.

 

On the other hand if I were to return to school to get a PhD in Film history, I'd write my thesis that the US Hollywood films of the 30s and 40s were predominantly German Film translated... While there was a surge of german expatriates in Hollywood in the 30's, the significant collaboration between Hollywood and German Film had existed in the silent period of the 20s, when talent both in front of the camera and behind, were exchanged between the two film communities.

 

With that in mind, I'd recommend:

 

"Die Büchse der Pandora"(1927)

"Metropolis"(1926)

"Der Blaue Engel"(1930)

 

In the case of "Büchse" and "Blauer Engel" I'd recommend going to Frank Wedekind's original "Lulu" series plays and reading through them. I'd also recommend reading "Professor Unrat" by Heinrich Mann (Thomas' other brother...) as well...

 

I don't know that Thea von Harbou's 'novelization' of "Metropolis" adds anything...


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#12 aapo lettinen

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 03:26 PM

I would definitely watch Tarkovsky movies, all of them are great cinematography wise and have stunning images. 

Watch at least: 

The Mirror  (especially the dream sequences and colours)

Andrei Rublev  (some stunning b/w scenes)

Ivan's Childhood (great b/w scenes)

Stalker  (especially the dream sequences, railway "border" scenes and interiors)

Solaris 

The Sacrifice 

 

I would watch also other Soviet and Eastern Block films, for example Emil Loteanu's films have some good scenes. Lautarii and Gypsies Are Found Near Heaven have some good old school shots.

 

Kurosawa films are great and also some of the old anamorphic Japanese movies (can't remember titles right now) .

I liked also the Dersu Uzala movie's nature shots, it is also shot in the Soviet Union.

 

Kieslowski films are great also. 


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Posted 04 March 2016 - 03:38 PM

Oh, and of course the French New Wave films.  And those Robert Bresson movies shot with single focal length are also great


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Posted 04 March 2016 - 05:23 PM

 

Carbon Copy and Back to the Future if you're in to the marketable screenwriting element of it all. As far as visual technique, maybe Taxi Driver? Everyone's pretty much already said the common titles thrown around in film school.


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#15 Daniel Meier

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 05:29 AM

Great! Thank you all for your contribution!

Now I'll have plenty of flicks to watch.

 

Could you suggest some good Western movies?


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Posted 09 March 2016 - 06:12 AM

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - get the Blue-Ray (worth it)

A Fist Full of Dollars

A Few Dollars More

 

That's the big trio out of the way.

 

Tombstone

One upon a time in the west

True Grit (I prefer the 2010 version)

Unforgiven

Django (1966)


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#17 Freya Black

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 06:43 AM

Fear eats the soul,

The Holy Mountain,

Daisies,

At Land,

Eraserhead,

Ashik Kerib,

The Legend of Suram Fortress,

Shadows of forgotten Ancestors,

Kiev Frescos

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari,

M,

Logans Run,

Hidden Fortress,

The Silence,

Through a glass darkly,

Cries and Whispers,

Jubilee,

The Art of Mirrors,

The Angelic Conversation,

Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome,

Carravagio,

The Last Of England,

Orphee,

La belle et la bête

The Blood of a poet,

The Age of Gold,

Orlando,

The gold diggers,

Lucifer Rising,

The Masque of the Red Death,

Prince of Darkness,

The Thing,

Susperia,

Legend of the Golden Vampires

Dracula Prince of Darkness

Sans Soleil

A clockwork Orange

Fahrenheit 451

The Shining

 

Any movie by Mario Bava

 

 

Westerns:

 

El Topo

 

Everything by Sergio Leone


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#18 Simon Wyss

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 06:59 AM

Western?

 

Stagecoach

High Noon

 

Sonst: La cabina, Spanien, 1972; La règle du jeu, 1939; Les enfants du paradis, 1945; Die Liebe einer Blondine von Miloš Forman; Dschamila von Irina Poplavskaya; Wolken ziehen vorüber von Aki Kaurismäki


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Posted 09 March 2016 - 08:52 AM

As for Westerns, anything by Sergio Leone or starring Clint Eastwood is a good start, but to me, the epitome of the western is the late 60s and early 70s episodes of "Gunsmoke".  Many have huge impact and really illustrate the nature of evil.  Sadly, I don't believe any of the color episodes are out on DVD at the present time.  JKH.


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#20 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 10:01 AM

Could you suggest some good Western movies?

 

 

Repeating one of my earlier suggestions:

 

The Gunfighter (1950)

 

That has to be my favorite Western of all-time.  Great story, great acting, etc.  And great black & white photography by Arthur C. Miller.


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