Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Skuriels: Individual Ballots (L-M)

2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick)
Aguirre: The Wrath of God (Werner Herzog)
Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola)
Cat People (Jacques Tourneur)
Dawn of the Dead (George A. Romero)
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Buñuel)
Floating Weeds (YasujiroOzu)
Gertrud (Carl Dreyer)
Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais)
Monsieur Verdoux (Charles Chaplin)
Mulholland Drive (David Lynch)
Pierrot le fou (Jean-Luc Godard)
Playtime (Jacques Tati)
Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock)
Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky)
Star Wars (George Lucas)
Sunrise (F.W. Murnau)
Tenebre (Dario Argento)
Videodrome (David Cronenberg)
A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes)

- SPIES (Fritz Lang, 1928)
- L'ATALANTE (Jean Vigo, 1934)
- STARS IN MY CROWN (Jacques Tourneur, 1950)
- THE RIVER (Jean Renoir, 1951)
- REAR WINDOW (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)
- SANSHO THE BAILIFF (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954)
- ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS (Douglas Sirk, 1955)
- LUPE (Andy Warhol, 1965)
- 2 OR 3 THINGS I KNOW ABOUT HER (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967)
- THE HART OF LONDON (Jack Chambers, 1970)
- TWO-LANE BLACKTOP (Monte Hellman, 1971)
- THE MOTHER AND THE WHORE (Jean Eustache, 1973)
- PARADE (Jacques Tati, 1974)
- JEANNE DIELMAN 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES (Chantal Akerman, 1975)
- MILESTONES (Robert Kramer, 1975)
- L'ARGENT (Robert Bresson, 1982)
- L'ENFANT SECRET (Philippe Garrel, 1982)
- LOVE STREAMS (John Cassavetes, 1984)
- STILL LIFE (Jia Zhangke, 2006)

Other remarks (optional):
It's utterly painful to exclude some of my favorite filmmakers, such as John Ford, Louis Feuillade, Carl Dreyer, Ken Jacobs, Ernst Lubitsch, Jacques Rivette, Stan Brakhage, Yvonne Rainer, Michael Snow, Howard Hawks, Chris Marker, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Leo McCarey, Straub/Huillet, Eric Rohmer, Manoel de Oliveira, Leos Carax, Dziga Vertov, Buster Keaton, D.W. Griffith, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Maurice Pialat, Abbas Kiarostami, Alain Resnais, Jean Rouch, Charlie Chaplin, and on and on and on.

Since short films were excluded, I'm listing 20 here that could've easily made my list (in no order): THE WOLD SHADOW (Brakhage), WINDOW (Ken Jacobs), UN CHANT D'AMOUR (Jean Genet), LES MAITRES FOU (Jean Rouch), CRITICAL MASS (Hollis Frampton), FIST FIGHT (Robert Breer), THE LAST DROP OF WATER (D.W. Griffith), CRY WHEN IT HAPPENS (Laida Lertxundi), APPARENT MOTION (Paul Sharits), ALL MY LIFE (Bruce Baillie), TABLE (Ernie Gehr), ROSE HOBART (Joseph Cornell), POUR LE MISTRAL (Joris Ivens), UNSERE AFRIKAREISE (Peter Kubelka), KUSTOM KAR KOMMANDOS (Kenneth Anger), L'ARRIVEE D'UN TRAIN EN GARE DE LA CIOTAT (Lumieres), REMEDIAL READING COMPREHENSION (George Landow/Owen Land), ORCHARD (Julie Murray), and RITUAL IN TRANSFIGURED TIME (Maya Deren).

The Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
Awaara (Raj Kapoor, 1951)
Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, 1954)
Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1955)
Some Came Running (Vincente Minnelli, 1958)
Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks, 1959)
An Autumn Afternoon (Yasujiro Ozu, 1962)
Flaming Creatures (Jack Smith, 1963)
Marnie (Alfred Hitchcock, 1964)
Au Hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966)
Play Time (Jacques Tati, 1967)
Death in Venice (Luchino Visconti, 1971)
The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
They All Laughed (Peter Bogdanovich, 1981)
Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989)
Metropolitan (Whit Stillman, 1990)
Paris Is Burning (Jennie Livingston, 1990)
A Tale of Winter (Éric Rohmer, 1992)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg, 2001)
Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)

Andrei Rublev (1966, Andrei Tarkovsky)
Apocalypse Now (1979, Francis Ford Coppola)
Casablanca (1942, Michael Curtiz)
Chungking Express (1994, Wong Kar-Wai)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999, Stanley Kubrick)
Fata Morgana (1971, Werner Herzog)
The 400 Blows (1959, François Truffaut)
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
Hitler: A Film from Germany (1977, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg)
The Last Laugh (1924, F. W. Murnau)
A Man Escaped (1956, Robert Bresson)
Rear Window (1954, Alfred Hitchcock)
Smiles of a Summer Night (1955, Ingmar Bergman)
La Terra Trema (1948, Luchino Visconti)
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977, Luis Buñuel)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)
Ugetsu Monogatari (1953, Kenji Mizoguchi)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964, Jacques Demy)
WALL-E (2008, Andrew Stanton)
The Wild Bunch (1969, Sam Peckinpah)

- Seven Samurai (Kurosawa, 54) 
- Wavelength (Snow, 67)
- Hard Boiled (Woo, 92)
- Only Angels Have Wings (Hawks, 39)
- A Star is Born (Cukor, 54) 
- The Empire Strikes Back (Kershner, 80)
- Blow Out (De Palma, 81)
- Solaris (Tarkovsky, 72)
- Chungking Express (Wong, 94)
- The Thin Red Line (Malick, 98)
- Barry Lyndon (Kubrick, 75)
- Senso (Visconti, 54)
- Videodrome (Cronenberg, 83)
- Sans Soleil (Marker, 83)
- Kwaidan (Kobayashi, 64)
- Come Drink With Me (King Hu, 66)
- Masculin Feminin (Godard, 66)
- Unfaithfully Yours (Sturges, 48)
- For a Few Dollars More (Leone, 65)
- L'Eclisse (Antonioni, 62)

(in no particular order)
- Nashville / Robert Altman
- McCabe & Mrs. Miller / Robert Altman
- Au hasard Balthazar / Robert Bresson
- A Man Escaped / Robert Bresson
- Viridiana / Luis Buñuel
- The Young One / Luis Buñuel
- Days of Heaven / Terrence Malick
- The Tree of Life / Terrence Malick
- Late Spring / Yasujiro Ozu
- Flowing / Mikio Naruse
- A Time to Live, a Time to Die / Hou Hsiao-hsien
- Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me / David Lynch
- Imitation of Life / Douglas Sirk
- Daisy Kenyon / Otto Preminger
- Killer of Sheep / Charles Burnett
- 2001: A Space Odyssey / Stanley Kubrick
-  / Federico Fellini
- Broken Blossoms / D.W. Griffith
- The Steel Helmet / Samuel Fuller
- Days of Being Wild / Wong Kar-wai

The Apartment [Billy Wilder]
Blow-Up [Michelangelo Antonioni]
The Bride With White Hair [Ronny Yu]
Bringing Up Baby [Howard Hawks]
Casablanca [Michael Curtiz]
Ferris Bueller's Day Off [John Hughes]
Gilda [Charles Vidor]
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly [Sergio Leone]
His Girl Friday [Howard Hawks]
In A Lonely Place [Nicholas Ray]
In The Mood For Love [Wong Kar-Wai]
Last Year At Marienbad [Alain Resnais]
Lawrence Of Arabia [David Lean]
Once Upon A Time In The West [Sergio Leone]
Shoot The Piano Player [Francois Truffaut]
Sunset Boulevard [Billy Wilder]
2001: A Space Odyssey [Stanley Kubrick]
Two-Lane Blacktop [Monte Hellman]
Videodrome [David Cronenberg]
Yellow Submarine [George Dunning]

Sunrise (FW Murnau, 1927)
L'Atalante (Jean Vigo, 1934)
In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, 1950)
The Naked Spur (Anthony Mann, 1953)
Journey to Italy (Roberto Rossellini, 1954)
The Girl Can't Help It (Frank Tashlin, 1956)
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks, 1959)
The Ladies Man (Jerry Lewis, 1961)
Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)
Poor Little Rich Girl (Andy Warhol, 1965)
The Hart of London (Jack Chambers, 1970)
Beware of a Holy Whore (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1971)
Two Lane Blacktop (Monte Hellman, 1971)
The Mother and the Whore (Jean Eustache, 1973)
Celine and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette, 1974)
Love Streams (John Cassavetes, 1984)
Deadman (Jim Jarmusch, 1995)
Buffalo 66 (Vincent Gallo, 1998)
Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis, 2001)

Other remarks (optional): Apologies to Chantal Akerman, Olivier Assayas, Albert Brooks, Tod Browning, Leos Carax, Abel Ferrara, John Ford, Sam Fuller, Philippe Garrel, Dennis Hopper, George Kuchar, Elaine May, Victor Sjostrom, Michael Snow, Preston Sturges, Quentin Tarantino, Bela Tarr, Wong Kar Wai, Orson Welles, and Wim Wenders.

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)
2. Play Time (Tati, 1967)
3. Psycho (Hitchcock, 1960)
4. Cries and Whispers (Bergman, 1972)
5. Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
6. Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
7. Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976)
8. Last Year at Marienbad (Resnais, 1961)
9. Barry Lyndon (Kubrick, 1975)
10. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Spielberg, 2001)
11. The Thin Red Line (Malick, 1998)
12. Fantasia (Disney etc., 1940)
13. Night of the Living Dead (Romero, 1968)
14. Mulholland Dr. (Lynch, 2001)
15. Belle de Jour (Buñuel, 1967)
16. Once Upon a Time in the West (Leone, 1968)
17. Carrie (DePalma, 1976)
18. Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Akerman, 1975)
19. It’s a Wonderful Life (Capra, 1946)
20. Nosferatu (Murnau, 1922)

2001: A Space Odyssey
8 1/2
Annie Hall
Children of Paradise
Citizen Kane
City Lights
Man With a Movie Camera
Mulholland Dr.
Raging Bull
Scenes From a Marriage
Seven Samurai
Some Like It Hot
The Best of Youth
The Double Life of Veronique
The Godfather, Part 2
The Seventh Seal

1. A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, Britain 1971)
2. Time Out (Laurent Cantet, France, 2002)
3. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, USA, 1954)
4. 8½ (Federico Fellini, Italy, 1963)
5. The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles, USA, 1942)
6. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, USA, 1943)
7. Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder, USA, 1950)
8. Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, Britain, 1964)
9. Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 1972)
10. Brief Encounter (David Lean, Britain, 1945)
11. The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir, France, 1939)
12. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, USA, 1980)
13. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, Britain, 1968)
14. Memento (Christopher Nolan, USA, 2001)
15. Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan, 1953)
16. Three Colors: Red (Krzysztof Kieslowski, France / Poland / Switzerland, 1994)
17. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl-Theodor Dreyer, France, 1928)
18. Greed (Erich Von Stroheim, USA, 1924)
19. Amadeus (Milos Forman, Britain, 1984)
20. Kind Hearts and Coronets (Robert Hamer, Britain, 1949)

Marya Murphy:
The Wind - Victor Sjöström, 1928
The Wizard of Oz - Victor Fleming, 1939
The Philadelphia Story - George Cukor, 1940
Citizen Kane - Orson Welles, 1941
Casablanca - Michael Curtiz, 1942
Seven Samurai – Akira Kurosawa, 1954
Pather Panchali - Satyajit Ray, 1955
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Mike Nichols, 1966
Scenes From a Marriage - Ingmar Bergman, 1973
Jaws - Steven Spielberg, 1975
Kings of the Road - Wim Wenders, 1976
Apocalypse Now - Francis Ford Coppola, 1979
The Princess Bride - Rob Reiner, 1987
The Mirror - Jafar Panahi, 1997
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - Ang Lee, 2000
Dancer in the Dark - Lars von Trier, 2000
Memories of Murder - Bong Joon-ho, 2003
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Michel Gondry, 2004
The New World - Terrence Malick, 2005
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone - Tsai Ming-liang, 2006

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