Tuesday, June 12, 2012

1930 Bonus List: Some Great Movies


1930 blogging, bonus list!
11 Great Movies from 1930

To conclude our festival of 1930, I’ve got a list of recommended movies.  This mini-list is excerpted from the “Doubling the Canon” list (as compiled by participants on the IMDb Classic Film message board) combined with the 1930 list from the They Shoot Pictures Don’t They? list of 1,000 great films.

The They Shoot Pictures list is a 1,000-movie canon of great films;  the “Doubling the Canon” list adds an additional 1,000 movies to the canon.  And now I’m excerpting the 1930 movies.

11 Great Movies from 1930
(Combined list, with They Shoot Pictures picks in caps and Doubling the Canon picks in lower case, all presented in alphabetical order.)

À propos de Nice / Jean Vigo
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT / Lewis Milestone
BLOOD OF THE POET, THE (LE SANG D'UN POETE) / Jean Cocteau
BLUE ANGEL, THE (DER BLAUE ENGEL) / Josef von Sternberg
EARTH (ZEMLYA) / Aleksandr Dovzhenko
L'AGE D'OR / Luis Buñuel
MOROCCO / Josef von Sternberg
PEOPLE ON SUNDAY (MENSCHEN AM SONNTAG) / Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Fred Zinnemann
Tale of the Fox, The (Le Roman de Renard) / Wladyslaw Starewicz
UNDER THE ROOFS OF PARIS (SOUS LES TOITS DE PARIS) / René Clair
Westfront 1918 / G.W. Pabst

Here’s the full They Shoot Pictures list.  And here’s the  “Doubling the Canon” list.  Special thanks to the two masterminds behind these lists: Bill Georgaris who manages They Shoot Pictures and Angel Gonzalez Garcia who now leads the "Doubling the Canon" project.

I created and launched  “Doubling the Canon” project around half a dozen years ago, ran it for a few years, and then handed it off to Angel’s capable hands where it’s flourished since.

Next up on the random year(s) generator:  1856-1860.  (Coming soon…)

© 2012 Lee Price

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