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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Five Best Movies According to Gray

James Gray (director of Two Lovers) gives his list of five preffered movies in Newsweek. Here you go:

  1. Le Notti di Cabiria (Fellini's peak: raw emotion, pure and simple, with the best ending in the history of pictures)
  2. Il Gattopardo (Visconti's epic vision, a majestic spectacle about a Sicilian prince - Burt Lancaster, who's simply great - trying to come to grips with a changing world)
  3. Vertigo (Hitchcock's hypnotic and haunting story of obsessive love, with a brilliant twist; James Stewart and Kim Novak are fully committed to their wounded and vivid characters, and it shows)
  4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick's classic remains perhaps the only great narrative picture without a true lead character)
  5. Ran (music and image the Kurosawa way, with a Shakespearean sweep; every frame is worth looking at)

It's time for me to announce that I'm waiting for a DVD with one of the most haunting movies ever:Tian's Dao Ma Zei (The Horse Thief); Scorsese considers it the best film of the nineties.


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