Wednesday, August 15, 2012

1965 Bonus List: Some Great Movies


1965 blogging, bonus list!
32 Great Movies from 1965

To conclude our festival of 1965, 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 2006 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 1965 movies.

32 Great Movies from 1965
(Combined list, with They Shoot Pictures picks in caps and Doubling the Canon picks in lower case, all presented in alphabetical order.)

ALPHAVILLE (ALPHAVILLE, UNE ETRANGE AVENTURE DE LEMMY CAUTION) / Jean-Luc Godard
ART OF VISION, THE / Stan Brakhage
Bonheur, Le / Agnès Varda
Bunny Lake Is Missing / Otto Preminger
Charlie Brown Christmas, A / Bill Melendez
CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT / Orson Welles
Darling / John Schlesinger
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO / David Lean
Dot and the Line, The: A Romance in Lower Mathematics / Chuck Jones
Film / Alan Schneider
Fists in the Pocket (I Pugni in tasca) / Marco Bellocchio
For a Few Dollars More (Per qualche dollaro in più) / Sergio Leone
Guide / Vijay Anand, Tad Danielewski
Hand, The (Ruka) / Jirí Trnka
High Wind in Jamaica, A / Alexander Mackendrick
Hill, The / Sidney Lumet
JULIET OF THE SPIRITS (GIULIETTA DEGLI SPIRITI) / Federico Fellini
LOVES OF A BLONDE (LASKY JEDNE PLAVOVLASKY) / Milos Forman
NOT RECONCILED (NICHT VERSÖHNT ODER ES HILFT NUR GEWALT WO GEWALT HERRSCHT) / Jean-Marie Straub
Now / Santiago Álvarez
Ordinary Fascism (Obyknovennyy fashizm) / Mikhail Romm
PIERROT LE FOU / Jean-Luc Godard
RED BEARD (AKAHIGE) / Akira Kurosawa
REPULSION / Roman Polanski
Sandra (Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa...) / Luchino Visconti
SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT, THE (REKOPIS ZNALEZIONY W SARAGOSSIE) / Wojciech J. Has
Shop On Main Street, The (Obchod na korze) / Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos
Simon of the Desert (Simón del desierto) / Luis Buñuel
SOUND OF MUSIC, THE / Robert Wise
Three (Tri) / Aleksandar Petrovic
Tokyo Olympiad (Tôkyô orimpikku) / Kon Ichikawa
War Game, The / Peter Watkins

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.

© 2012 Lee Price

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