In "100 Road Movies", each entry will offer an insightful critique in terms of aesthetics, plot structure and defining formal and thematic features, whilst also considering the title in the wider context and understanding of by what criteria a film may be considered a road movie. Full credits, including year of production, principal cast and technical crew and country of origin will also be included at the foot of each entry. There will be a selection of illustrative stills, approximately twenty-five in total. The scope is broad, a consideration of the elements that gave rise to the road movie sub-genre, how this sub-genre corresponds to other traditional genres (the thriller, the western etc) and how various international countries have adopted the road movie to reflect their cultural, social, political and geographical identities.
Jason Wood is a Writer/Film Programmer/Filmmaker and author of 100 American Independent Films (bfi 2004)
Familia Rodante Argentina.- Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Australia.- Mad Max Australia.- Motorcycle Diaries Brazil.- Candy Mountain Canada.- A Story of Women China.- Leningrad Cowboys Go America Finland.- Weekend France.- Red Lights France.- Gallivant UK.- Radio On UK.- Alice in the Cities Germany.- Kings of the Road Germany.- Landscape in the Mist Greece.- Cold Fever Iceland.- La Strada Italy.- Dear Diary Italy.- Kikujiro Japan.- Y tu mama tambien Mexico.- Two Lane Blacktop US.- The Brown Bunny US.- Easy Rides US.- Detour US.- Stranger Than Paradise US.- Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! US.- Simple Men US.- Sideways US.- Vanishing Point US.- Thelma and Louise US.- The Wizard of Oz US.- Le Grand Voyage Morocco.- The Searchers US.