A Century of Films: Derek Malcolm's Personal Best

A Century of Films: Derek Malcolm's Personal Best

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nvited by the _Guardian_ newspaper to explore his choice of one hundred films in a weekly column over the two years spanning the millenium, film writer and critic Derek Malcolm set out on a project which has attracted much attention and has resulted in this stimulating, entertaining and surprising personal view of world cinema. This is not a 'best of' but a critical celebration of one hundred films based on unparallelled knowledge and understanding of what cinema can achieve, Malcolm not only gives pleasure to filmgoers, but introduces readers to films that they may not yet have discovered, encouraging us to experience a wider range of the riches that the international cinema has to offer. Whether giving new ways of seeing a familiar - not necessarily best-known - film from a well-known director, or celebrating a lesser known gem, whether writing about stars and actors, cinematographers, or moments of cinematic grace, *Derek Malcolm* demonstrates how it is that he has earned his place as one of the world's most celebrated film critics.

About Author

Derek Malcolm writes widely on international cinema and is film critic for the Guardian. He was awarded for his services to cinema at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000.


Johnny Guitar, Nicholas Ray; the travelling players, Theo Angelopoulos; the crowd, King Vidor; the passenger, Michelangelo Antonioni; the Gospel according to St. Matthew, Pier Paolo Pasolini; a bout de souffle, Jean-Luc Godard; ashes and diamonds, Andrzej Wajda; the leopard, Luchino Visconti; Oh, Mr Porter!, Marcel Varnel; day of wrath, Carl Dreyer; Jules et Jim, Francois Truffaut; fantasia, Walt Disney Productions; Nanook of the north, Robert Flaherty; vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock; boy, Nagisa Oshima; Madam De..., Max Ophuls; blue velvet, David Lynch; a night at the opera, Sam Wood; the battle of Algiers, Gillo Pontecorvo; trash, Paul Morrissey; Andrei Roublev, Andrei Tarkovsky; witchfinder general, Michael Reeves; les enfants du paradis, Marcel Carne; memories of underdevelopment, Tomas Gutierrez Alea; the birth of a nation, D.W. Griffith; throne of blood, Akira Kurosawa; the enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Werner Herzog; burden of dreams, Les Blank; the third man, Carol Reed; Salvatore Giuliano, Francesco Rosi; Xala, Ousmane Sembene, raging bull, Martin Scorsese; pickpocket, Robert Bresson; greed, Erich von Stroheim; double indemnity, Billy Wilder; spirit of the beehive, Victor Erice; freaks, Tod Browning; Blanche, Walerian Borowczyk; beyond a reasonable doubt, Fritz Lang; Cuba si!, Chris Marker; la femme infidele, Claude Chabrol; the life and death of Colonel Blimp, Michael Powell; the rise to power of Louis XIV, Roberto Rossellini; le samourai, Jean-Pierre Melville; sons of the desert, William A. Seiter; the story of the late chrysanthemums, Kenji Mizoguchi; the king of Marvin Gardens, Bob Rafelson; Tokyo story, Yasujiro Ozu; Shoah, Claude Lanzmann; closely observed trains, Jiri Menzel; the time to live and the time to die, Hou Hsiao-hsien; the scarlet empress, Josef von Sternberg; Sullivan's travels, Preston Sturges; l'Atlante, Jean Vigo; raise the red lantern, Chang Yimou; McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Robert Altman; a short film about killing, Krzysztof Kieslowski; welfare, Frederick Wiseman; the wind; Victor Sjostrom; man of the west, Anthony Mann; triumph of the will, Leni Riefenstahl; Broadway Danny Rose, Woody Allen; 8 1/2, Frederico Fellini; apocalypse now, Francis Coppola; kind hearts and coronets, Robert Hamer; the general, Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman; LBJ and others, Santiago Alvarez; the band wagon, Vincente Minnelli; Viridiana, Luis Bunuel; night of the hunter, Charles Laughton; fires were started, Humphrey Jennings; Monsieur Verdoux, Charles Chaplin; the marriage of Maria Braun, Rainer Werner Fassbinder; beauty and the beast, Jean Cocteau and Rene Clement; rio bravo, Howard Hawks; brief encounter, David Lean; WR - mysteries of the organism, Dusan Makavejev; the music room, Satyajit Ray; the killing of a Chinese bookie, John Cassavetes; la collectionneuse, Eric Rohmer; the Philadelphia story, George Cukor; Manila - in the claws of darkness, Lino Brocka; Pakeezah, Kamal Amrohi; fat city, John Houston; Kes, Ken Loach; young Mr. Lincoln, Joh

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
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  • ISBN10: 186064645X

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