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There are just so many beautiful films! I can't help but cheat just a little. I'm going to have to make different lists for different reasons. Otherwise, this list will end up going on forever.
A film with an imagination that shoots through the roof and takes a look at society. Love tries to endure in this beautifully dark world that Gilliam has created, but because of all it's so called perfection, it ultimately fails as society tries to hide and shy away from it's imperfections as though they don't exist.
A beautiful portrayal of the conflict between staying true to faith and giving into desires. In my own opinion, this is the most beautiful Technicolor film ever made. The image that sticks out to me the most is right near the end where one of the nuns look at the beautiful blue flowers that she grew in the garden that were supposed to be vegetables to get by on. It goes to show the beauty of the conflict within us all, and that out of something that wasn't meant to be, that the nun had given in to, out comes something so beautiful. Highly recommend the Red Shoes as well.
I know this defeats the title of the list, but I couldn't help it. This is the greatest coming of age film I've ever seen and every time I watch it, it gets better and better. The title is perfect for the film as Mia is a fish in a tank. I love the scene where she tries to free the white pony. She sees the pony as herself (a fish in a tank), and tries to free it since she can't free herself from her own tank. A film that's true to life for all of us during our adolescent age where we're trapped in a world that we're struggling to break away from. Love the way Andrea tells her story, her dialogue, and the camerwork. Can't wait for more of Andrea's work.
Sex, violence, and technology. With these three key elements, you have a Cronenberg film. Here, he shows us that what we see on video format becomes more real than the reality around us. We live more through watching video than through our own flesh. Video has become a tool for the politicians to brainwash the minds of the masses. Yet, through this video drome, we can battle their crontrol with our own videos. Our new flesh. Long live the new flesh.
Depression never looked so good. The first time I saw this I was floored and fell instantly in love with this film and Krzystof's style. Love Red as well. For some strange reason, I find myself drawn towards darker films.
From beggining to end, what you have is a realized vision and oh, what a beautiful vision it is. Give Kurosawa the ability to use color and what do you get? A masterpiece in filmmaking.
This film introduced me to Kurosawa and Criterion as well as change the way I looked at films. I used to be an action junkie, which I'll proudly admit that I still am, but it showed me that film can be so much more. It can be a deeply profound work of art. Before I wanted to be in front of the camera as a stuntman, which I'll admit I still do, but now, after seeing what can be achieved in film, I yearn to be behind the camera and show the audience my vision. Like Kagemusha and Ran, the use of color here is just mesmerizing. I've never seen anyone use color like Kurasawa. The characters as well as the setting itself are down right interesting. The first time I saw this, I had no clue as to what it meant or what point the film was trying to make. Upon the second viewing however, I realized that the film deals with how hurt people end up hurting those around them more than they are hurt themselves.