I was first introduced to the collection with the films of Akira Kurosawa: the first of his films seen being Seven Samurai, which was also the first foreign film I ever saw; then the first film in my collection being the Yojimbo/Sanjuro Box-Set. After that I was completely hooked, and numerous other Kurosawa films followed. After the completion of his films I began to expand my knowledge of other great foreign films such as that of Ingmar Bergman, Andrei Tarkovsky, Kenji Mizoguchi, Jean Renoir and Luis Bunuel. As I became more involved with their work I grew more and more away from the conventional films of Hollywood, which pushed me deeper and deeper into the collection and has changed my life for the better.

  • Favorite director: Akira Kurosawa, Andrei Tarkovsky, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, Luis Bunuel, Robert Bresson, Satyajit Ray, Kengi Mizoguchi, Jean Renoir, Masaki Kobayashi, Charlie Chaplin, Vittoio De Sica, Carl Theodor Dreyer.
  • Favorite Criterion edition: Seven Samurai - Solaris - Harakiri - High and Low
  • Most wanted in the collection: The Quiet Duel, Los Olvidados, The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz, Nazarin, Shame (1968), Hour of the Wolf, The Twilight Samurai, Chimes at Midnight, Blow-Up, The Kid (1921), Limelight, Shoeshine, They Call Me Trinity, Where is the Fr

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