Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Master List

Jake asked me to recommend five french films he should watch over break. The simple request created a monster. My top fifteen french films since 1930:

1970-2006

1. Pea D'ane [Donkey Skin] (1970) - Jaques Demy
2. Le Souffle au Coeur [Murmer of the Heart] (1971) - Louis Malle
3. Sans tiot ni loi [Vagabond] (1985) - Agnes Varda
4. Les Amants du Pont-neuf [Lovers on a Bridge] (1991) - Leos Carax
5. Trouble Everyday (2001) - Claire Denis

1950-1970

1. Ascenseur pour l'echafaud [Elevator to the Gallows] (1958) - Louis Malle
2. Annee derniere a Marienbad [Last Year at Marienbad] (1961) - Alain Resnais
3. Jules et Jim [Jules and Jim] (1962) - Francois Truffaut
4. Bande a Part [Band of Outsiders] (1964) - Jean Luc Godard
5. Le Samourai [The Samouri] (1967) - Jean Pierre Melville

1930-1950

1. A nous la liberte [Liberty for Us] (1931) - Rene Clair
2. La Regle du jeu [Rules of the Game] (1939) - Jean Renior
3. Le Corbeau [The Raven] (1943) - Henri-Georges Clouzot
4. Les Enfants du paradis [Children of Paradise] (1945) - Marcel Carne
5. La Belle et la bete [Beauty and the Beast] (1946) - Jean Cocteau

Runners up:
1. Pepe le Moko (1937) - Julien Duvivier
2. Orphee [Orpheus] (1950) - Jean Cocteau
3. Les Amants [The Lovers] (1958) - Louis Malle
4. La Baie des anges [Bay of Angels] (1963) - Jacques Demy
5. J'ai pas sommeil [I Can't Sleep] (1994) - Claire Denis

2 Comments:

Blogger Jake Lovepump said...

hiroshima mon amour?

6:30 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

But did he watch them all??

8:12 PM  

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