July 30, 2013 12:47 PMReply
Very good list. Shame you have to pay to add to it. Here's a few more though:The GraduateThe ApartmentThe GamblerThe Umbrellas of CherbourgFingersLes Enfants du ParadisSidewaysLe SamouraiSeven Men from NowBack to the FutureLes AmantsThe ReturnLantanaRemorquesMake Way for TomorrowClasse Tous Risques
July 29, 2013 6:17 PMReply
It's "Cooley High," not "Coolie High."
July 29, 2013 5:35 PMReply
July 31, 2013 2:39 PM
It's the quintessential list given to all first years in film schools like NYU, USC, et al.
July 29, 2013 6:16 PM
The Pope,Actually the title reads Essential Film List. Which to film students and lovers, means films that are necessary to watch and soak in to learn the craft and beauty of the medium. I think Scorsese's list is the real definitive list. Don't get me wrong, he's covered some essentials, but when you're missing Bergman or Chaplin, you cannot get a rounded view of film history.
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July 29, 2013 5:57 PM
Zelda,I think you're slightly missing the point. It is not about originality. It is about setting a framework within which students can look, listen and learn. I would have been disappointed, if not dismayed, had Mr. Lee not included The Conformist, Battle of Algiers and Rashomon. Am I unoriginal? That's not the issue. The issue is that those films added immeasurably to the art of cinema.
July 29, 2013 4:56 PMReply
That's "City of God" not "City of Gods".