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From: Wayney 
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Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 4:43 AM
Subject: Re: [surrealmovies] Your favourite films and directors


If some of you are still deciding which 10 films to pick, take a look at what some of the great filmmakers picked in their top 10s, along with some film critics' choices.

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Here's a taster from some surrealist directors:

Lindsay Anderson
L'Age D'Or (1930)
Diary for Timothy (1945)
Earth (1930)
A Generation (1954)
If... (1968)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
They Were Expendable (1945)
Tokyo Story (1953)
Zero for Conduct (1933)

Luis Bu˝uel
1. Underworld (1927)
2. The Gold Rush (1925)
3. The Bicycle Thief (1949)
4. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
5. Portrait of Jennie (1948)
6. Cavalcade (1933)
7. White Shadows in the South Seas (1928)
8. Dead of Night (1945)
9. L'Age d'Or (1930)
10. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)

Runners up...
Destiny (1921)
Die Nibelungen (1924)
Fellini's Roma (1972)
Forbidden Games (1951)
The Last Laugh (1924)
L'Atalante (1934)
La Dolce Vita (1960)
La Strada (1954)
Manon (1949)
Metropolis (1925)
Nights of Cabiria (1957)
Paths of Glory (1957)
Persona (1966)
Shoeshine (1946)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Umberto D (1952)


The Coen Brothers
      Ethan Coen 1. Brother's Keeper (1992)
      2. Il Bidone (1955)
      3. Salesman (1968)
      4. The Bad News Bears (1976)
      5. The Fortune (1975) 
      Joel Coen 6. The Fortune (1975)
      7. High and Low (1963)
      8. Dames (1934)
      9. Separate Tables (1958)
      10. Where Eagles Dare(1968) 



Federico Fellini
1. The Circus (1928)
(tie) City Lights (1931)
(tie) Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
2. Stagecoach (1939)
3. any Marx Brothers or Laurel & Hardy
4. Rashomon (1950)
5. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
7. Paisan (1946)
8. The Birds (1963)
9. Wild Strawberries (1957)
10. 8 1/2 (1963)


Terry Gilliam
1. Citizen Kane (1941)
2. The Seven Samurai (1954)
3. The Seventh Seal (1956)
4. 8 1/2 (1963)
5. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
6. Sherlock Jr. (1924)
7. Pinocchio (1940)
8. Children of Paradise (1945)
9. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
10. The Apartment (1960)


Jean-Luc Godard 
Top 10 American Sound Films 
1. Scarface (1932) 
2. The Great Dictator (1940) 
3. Vertigo (1958) 
4. The Searchers (1956) 
5. Singin' in the Rain (1952) 
6. The Lady from Shanghai (1948) 
7. Bigger Than Life (1956) 
8. Angel Face (1953) 
9. To Be or Not To Be (1942) 
10. Dishonoured (1931) 

Top 6 French Films Since the Liberation 

1. Le Plaisir (1951) 
2. La Pyramide humaine (1961) 
3. The Testament of Orpheus (1960) 
4. Le Testament du Docteur Cordelier (1961) 
5. Pickpocket (1959) 
6. Les Godelureaux (1961) 


Peter Greenaway
1. Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
2. Breathless (1959)
3. La Notte (1961)
4. The Rules of the Game (1939)
5. The Seventh Seal (1956)
6. Strike (1924)
7. Throne of Blood (1958)
8. Fellini's Casanova (1976)
9. 8 1/2 (1963)
10. The Marquise Von O... (1976)


Jacques Rivette
1. The Life of Oharu (1952)
2. Germany Year Zero (1947)
3. True Heart Susie (1919)
4. Sunrise (1927)
5. The River (1951)
6. Ivan the Terrible (1943)
7. L'Atalante (1934)
8. Day of Wrath (1943)
9. Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
10. Confidential Report (1955)



Wayney.


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