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My top 10

by Dr Gonzo

Created 06/17/17

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These are my favorite ten films in the Collection.

  • This is my favorite film of all time. It's cinema in its purest form. The way Tarkovsky uses time to create a dense atmosphere which you can explore, is amazing. The soundscape is phenomenal, the cinematography maybe even better. This is the pinnacle of cinema, the holy grail. It's the only film I couldn't live without. So excited for the CC release this summer!

  • Bergman's modernist masterpiece. Both a study of the female psyche, and a study of cinema. With it's meta-elements (projector breakdown, the opening scene, the scene that shows the cameraman) it's a reflection on film, what film can do, and how it manipulates the viewer. It's an essential film.

  • If Claude Monet would've made a film it would be Days of Heaven. Pure impressionism. It's like a fairytale with an edge. The performances are great, the direction even greater. And the ending is one of my favorite endings ever: "I was hopin' things would work out for her. She was a good friend of mine". Just perfect.

  • I'm a huge Wong fan, and this is my favorite of his. This is the one film I could watch every day. It's so playful and fun to watch, and at the same time it deals with themes that touch me: loneliness, unrequited love, connections that don't last but keep wandering through ones mind.. It's so good. Oh another plus: California Dreaming.

  • What can I say. Wenders at his best. HDS knocks it out of the park. And Muller does his best work as cinematographer (and he did a lot of great stuff). The ending is so original and so heartbreaking.

  • Arguably the most important film ever made. Definitely one of the most fun films ever made. It's so stylish, so cool, so free. I always compare it to a great jazz improv: nobody really knows what's gonna happen, and it turns out awesome.

  • Best film about love ever made.

  • Such an interesting film. It's both a deep philosophical journey in search for God, as well as a fun quest of a bunch of people in medieval times (comedy included). Oh, beware: the images will penetrate your mind. And you can never forget them.

  • Sad. So, so sad. But so, so good.

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