Monday, August 4, 2008


Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
1. Claire's Knee (Eric Rohmer, France)
2. Tristana (Luis Buñuel, Spain/France/Italy)
3. The Little Theater of Jean Renoir (Jean Renoir, France/Italy)
4. The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy/France/West Germany)
5. Le Cercle rouge (Jean-Pierre Melville, France/Italy)
6. There Once Was a Singing Blackbird (Otar Iosseliani, Soviet Union)
7. Serene Velocity (Ernie Gehr, United States)
8. Le Boucher (Claude Chabrol, France/Italy)
9. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (Billy Wilder, United Kingdom)
10. A Swedish Love Story (Roy Andersson, Sweden)

1. Out 1: Noli me Tangere (Jacques Rivette, France)
2. La Région centrale (Michael Snow, Canada)
3. (nostalgia) (Hollis Frampton, United States)
4. The Ceremony (Nagisa Oshima, Japan)
5. Four Nights of a Dreamer (Robert Bresson, France)
6. The House in the Woods (Maurice Pialat, France)
7. Love (Károly Makk, Hungary)
8. The Merchant of Four Seasons (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
9. Dirty Harry (Don Siegel, United States)
10. A Touch of Zen (King Hu, Taiwan)

1. Pakeezah (Kamal Amrohi, India)
2. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Buñuel, France/
3. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
4. Frenzy (Alfred Hitchcock, United Kingdom)
5. Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet Union)
6. Ulzana's Raid (Robert Aldrich, United States)
7. Travels with My Aunt (George Cukor, United States)
8. Aguirre, Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, West Germany/Peru/
9. The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (Wim Wenders, West Germany/Austria)
10. Avanti! (Billy Wilder, United States/Italy)

1. The Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice, Spain)
2. Badlands (Terrence Malick, United States)
3. The Age of Cosimo de Medici (Roberto Rossellini, Italy)
4. The Mother and the Whore (Jean Eustache, France)
5. Reed: Insurgent Mexico (Paul Leduc, Mexico)
6. A River Called Titas (Ritwik Ghatak, India/Bangladesh)
7. Touki Bouki (Djibril Diop Mambéty, Senegal)
8. Moses and Aaron (Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, Austria/France/West Germany/Italy)
9. Breezy (Clint Eastwood, United States)
10. Duvidha (Mani Kaul, India)

1. Celine and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette, France)
2. Lancelot of the Lake (Robert Bresson, France)
3. Arabian Nights (Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy/France)
4. F for Fake (Orson Welles, France/Iran/West Germany)
5. Alice in the Cities (Wim Wenders, West Germany)
6. Effi Briest (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
7. A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes, United States)
8. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Werner Herzog, West Germany)
9. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
10. Weighed But Found Wanting (Lino Brocka, Philippines)

1. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman, Belgium/France)
2. Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, United States)
3. The Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet Union)
4. The Travelling Players (Theo Angelopoulos, Greece)
5. The Messiah (Roberto Rossellini, Italy/France)
6. Xala (Ousmane Sembene, Senegal)
7. Benilde, or the Virgin Mother (Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal)
8. The Passenger (Michelangelo Antonioni, France/Italy/United States/Spain)
9. Manila in the Claws of Light (Lino Brocka, Philippines)
10. India Song (Marguerite Duras, France)

1. The Outlaw Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood, United States)
2. Kings of the Road (Wim Wenders, West Germany)
3. Family Plot (Alfred Hitchcock, United States)
4. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (John Cassavetes, United States)
5. The Shootist (Don Siegel, United States)
6. The Marquise of O (Eric Rohmer, West Germany/France)
7. In the Realm of the Senses (Nagisa Oshima, Japan/France)
8. Duelle (Jacques Rivette, France)
9. Insiang (Lino Brocka, Philippines)
10. Nuts in May (Mike Leigh, United Kingdom)

1. That Obscure Object of Desire (Luis Buñuel, France/Spain)
2. Providence (Alain Resnais, France/Switzerland)
3. Man of Marble (Andrzej Wajda, Poland)
4. Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett, United States)
5. The Gauntlet (Clint Eastwood, United States)
6. Ceddo (Ousmane Sembene, Senegal)
7. News from Home (Chantal Akerman, France/Belgium/West Germany)
8. The Chess Players (Satyajit Ray, India)
9. Amar Akbar Anthony (Manmohan Desai, India)
10. The Report (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran)

1. Doomed Love (Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal)
2. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, United States)
3. Perceval (Eric Rohmer, France/Italy/West Germany)
4. Fedora (Billy Wilder, France/West Germany)
5. Les Rendez-vous d'Anna (Chantal Akerman, Belgium/France/West Germany)
6. Violette (Claude Chabrol, France/Canada)
7. The Driver (Walter Hill, United States)
8. Halloween (John Carpenter, United States)
9. Graduate First (Maurice Pialat, France)
10. Alexandria... Why? (Youssef Chahine, Egypt/Algeria)

1. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet Union)
2. Tale of Tales (Yuri Norstein, Soviet Union)
3. "10" (Blake Edwards, United States)
4. The Marriage of Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
5. The Hypothesis of a Stolen Painting (Raoul Ruiz, France)
6. L'enfant secret (Philippe Garrel, France)
7. From the Clouds to the Resistance (Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, Italy/West Germany/United Kingdom/France)
8. Eureka (Ernie Gehr, United States)
9. Vengeance is Mine (Shohei Imamura, Japan)
10. My Brilliant Career (Gillian Armstrong, Australia)

Barry Lyndon (1975)
The Decade's Ten Best (in alphabetical order): Barry Lyndon (Kubrick), Celine and Julie Go Boating (Rivette), Claire's Knee (Rohmer), Days of Heaven (Malick), Doomed Love (Oliveira), Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Akerman), Pakeezah (Amrohi), The Spirit of the Beehive (Erice), Stalker (Tarkovsky), The Travelling Players (Angelopoulos).


Peter said...

No sign of Chabrol's LA RUPTURE? It's my favorite Chabrol.

Peter said...

I'm surprised there is no mention of Ermanno Olmi's wonderful L'Albero degli zoccoli(Tree of Wooden Clogs). It is perhaps Olmi's masterpiece.