MY DESERT ISLAND LIST
The Rules of the Game (1939)
directed by Jean-Luc Godard
This apocalyptic story of modern middle-class couple is really about the end of cinema. It stretches the cinematic convention to the end.
directed by Fritz Lang
This movie about a child murderer is a crowning example of the German expressionism with its stunning and symbolically charged visuals.
|City Lights (1931)|
directed by Charles Chaplin
Chaplin is well-known for his unique balance between pathos and comedy, which is best captured in this film.
|Rear Window (1954)
directed by Alfred Hitchcock
This taut thriller also tells us a lot about ourselves and the voyeuristic nature of movies. Confined to a wheelchair, Jimmy Stewart and the audiende find human drama from rear window.
This is a color film
|Seven Samurai (1954)
directed by Akira Kurosawa
Yes, this Japanese saga is a Western, and one of the best ever made. The masterful composition and camera movement tell us why there are seven of them.
|Citizen Kane (1941)
directed by Orson Welles
By most accounts, simply the greatest movie ever made. This is the textbook for the first 40 years of cinema.
directed by Max Ophuls
This is another tragic farce about the frivolous aristocracy. The camera dances with the fitting ease and dexterity in a perfect marriage between the theme and style.
|The Conformist (1970)
directed by Bernado Bertolucci
If you would like to see the visual and stylistic inventions of the first 70 years since the birth of cinema, seek no further.
This tale of repression and fascism has it all.
directed by F.W. Murnau
This film runs the whole gamut of human emotion in its pure intensity from murderous hatred through profound guilt to innocence and love.