Tuesday, January 23, 2007

My Favourite Films

MY FAVOURITE FILMS (chronological)……………….in January 2007
FICTION:

Wizard of Oz 1939 USA – dir. Victor Fleming; with Judy Garland and Toto
Grapes of Wrath 1940 USA – dir. John Ford; with Henry Fonda and John Carradine
Dumbo 1941 USA – DIR. Ben Sharpsteen; with Disney animation
Dead of Night 1945 UK – dir. Cavalcanti; with Mervyn Johns and Googie Withers
Hue and Cry 1947 UK – dir. Charles Crichton; with Alastair Sim
La Strada 1954 Italy – dir. Federico Fellini; with Giulietta Masina
Walkabout 1971 Australia – dir. Nicholas Roeg; with Jenny Aguitter
Harold and Maude 1971 USA – dir. Hal Ashby; with Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort
Don’t Look Now 1973 UK – dir. Nicholas Roeg; with Donald Sutherland, Julie Christie
Amarcord 1973 Italy – dir. Federico Fellini; various
When a Stranger Calls USA – dir.Fred Walton; with Carol Kane and Charles Durning
(The original 1979 film and NOT the 2006 remake)
The Blues Brothers 1980 USA – dir. John Landis; with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd
Blade Runner 1982 USA – dir. Ridley Scott; with Harrison Ford, Joanna Cassidy
Brazil 1985 USA – dir. Terry Gilliam; with Jonathan Pryce
Raising Arizona 1987 USA – dir. Joel Coen; with Nicholas Cage
Men in Black I 1987 USA – dir. Barry Sonnenfeld; with Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith
(also the less successful Men in Black II – same director and cast)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1988 USA – dir. Terry Gilliam, John Neville
A Woman’s Tale 1991 Australia – dir. Paul Cox; with Sheila Florance
Strictly Ballroom 1992 Australia –dir. Baz Luhrmann; Paul Mercurio and Tara Morice
Fearless 1993 USA – dir. Peter Weir; with Jeff Bridges and Rosie Perez
Babe 1995 USA – dir. Chris Noonan; with James Cromwell and Magda Szubanski (and the sequel Babe: Pig in the City 1998 – dir.. George Miller with Szubanski
Toy Story 1995 USA – dir. John Lasseter; with PIXAR animation
Fargo 1996 USA – dir. Joel Coen; with William H. Macy and Frances McDormand
The Fifth Element 1997 USA Luc Bresson ; Bruce Willis, Ian Holm, Milla Jovovitch
Cast Away 2000 USA – dir. Robert Zerneckis; with Tom Hanks




DOCUMENTARIES:
Microcosmos 1996 France – dir. Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou
Winged Migration 2001 France – dir. Jacques Perrin
The Story of the Weeping Camel, 2005 – dir. Byambasuren Davaa and Luigi Falorni (Mongolia, National Geographic)
The March of the Penguins, 2005 France – dir Luc Jacquet


TELEVISION SERIES:
Monty Python and the Flying Circus – BBC 1969-1974
Northern Exposure – CBC 1990-1995

1 comment:

Dan B (no, not Bennett, think harder) said...

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