Saturday, 23 June 2012

The Saturday List #3 - My top 10 films of all time

We all have our top ten favourite films. Here's mine.

1. High Noon. Shot in real time. The film does tension better than any other film, innovatively filmed in Real Time, it builds towards a crescendo, and we get the right result in the end. Just about all sides of human nature are summed up in this film

2. The Producers (Original version). This film is brilliant and funny. All of the characters in it are highly questionable characters, but all have redeeming characteristics.

3. Unforgiven. Clint Eastwood at his best. Grim and harsh and completely brilliant.

4. Star Wars. The gold standard for epic sci fi.

5. Bad Leuitenant (Abel Ferrera 1992). Dirty, disturbing, sleazy, meandering. Not easy but thought provoking.

6. Black Hawk Down. IMHO the best war film ever. It shows the stupidity and the cock ups.

7. Ben Hur. For a spectacle, completely unbeatable. The first film I ever saw twice at the the cinema.

8. Woodstock. The best pop video ever. Highlights - Santana, Country Joe and the Fish, Sly and the Family Stone, the Who and Crosby Stills Nash and Young. The rest are pretty good too.

9. Up in smoke (Cheech & Chong). I love this film, two mad stoners on the rampage.

10. Blade Runner. The best sci fi ever. Intelligent, thought provoking and beautiful. Based on a great book as well.

Have a great saturday

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