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But let me guess, you can get it for $180 BIG BUCKS on eBay.

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I have had a daughter since I last saw Ponette and doubt I could actually watch it again. So as far as I am concerned, that one is out of print.


"...the vivid crossing of borders between film and theology may save the film from the banality of cinema and festival business, and it may also save the church from the deep sleep of the habitual and the always known."

(Hans Werner Dannowski)

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Wow. I've seen 70 of the Top 100.

1. Word, The ("Ordet"), 1955, Carl Theodor Dreyer

3. Babette’s Feast (“Babettes Gaestebud”), 1987, Gabriel Axel

4. Passion of Joan of Arc, The ("La Passion de Jeanne D'arc"), 1928 Carl Theodor Dreyer

5. Son, The ("Le Fils"), 2002, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

6. Au Hasard Balthazar, 1966, Robert Bresson

7. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans,1927, F.W. Murnau

8. Andrei Rublev (“Andrey Rublyov"), 1969, Andrei Tarkovsky

9. Early Summer ("Bakushû"), 1951, Yasujiro Ozu

10. Gospel According to Matthew, The ("Il vangelo second Matteo, 1964, Pier Paolo Pasolini

12. Wings of Desire ("Der Himmel über Berlin”), 1987, Wim Wenders

13. Seventh Seal, The ("Det Sjunde Inseglet"), 1957, Ingmar Bergman

14. To Live ("Ikiru"), 1952, Akira Kurosawa

15. Three Colors Trilogy ("Trois couleurs"), 1993, 1994, 1994, Kryzysztof Kieslowski

16. Mirror, The ("Zerkalo"), 1975, Andrei Tarkovsky

17. Apu Trilogy (Pather Panchali, Aparajito, Apu Sansar), 1955/56/59, Satyajit Ray

18. Floating Weeds ("Ukigusa"), 1959, Yasujiro Ozu

19. Munyurangabo, 2007, Lee Isaac Chung

20. Burmese Harp, The, 1956, Kon Ichikawa

21. Tokyo Story ("Tokyo monogatari"), 1953, Yasujiro Ozu

22. Serious Man, A, 2009, Ethan and Joel Coen

24. Into Great Silence ("Le grand silence"), 2005, Philip Gröning

25. Nostalghia, 1983, Andrei Tarkovsky

27. Child, The ("L'Enfant"), 2005, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

28. Bicycle Thief, The (“Ladri di biciclette”), 1948, Vittorio De Sica

30. Stalker, 1979, Andrei Tarkovsky

32. Apostle, The, 1997, Robert Duvall

33. Island, The ("Ostrov"), 2006, Pavel Lungin

35. Wild Strawberries ("Smultronstallet"), 1957, Ingmar Bergman

36. Days of Heaven, 1978, Terrence Malick

37. Playtime, 1967, Jacques Tati

38. Winter Light, 1963, Ingmar Bergman

39. Through a Glass Darkly ("Såsom i en spegel"), 1961, Ingmar Bergman

42. Day of Wrath (“Vredens dag”), 1943, Carl Theodor Dreyer

43. Silent Light ("Stella Licht"), 2007, Carlos Reygadas

44. Promesse, La, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

45. It's a Wonderful Life, 1946, Frank Capra

46. M, 1931, Fritz Lang

47. Late Spring ("Banshun"), 1972, Yasujiro Osu

48. Killer of Sheep, 1977, Charles Burnett

49. Solaris ("Solyaris"), 1972, Andrei Tarkovsky

51. Spirit of the Beehive, The ("El espíritu de la colmena"), 1973, Víctor Erice

52. Cries and Whispers, 1973, Ingmar Bergman

54. Straight Story, The, 1999, David Lynch

57. Wind Will Carry Us, The ("Bad ma ra khaha bord"), 1999, Abbas Kiarostami

58. Magnolia, 1999, Paul Thomas Anderson

59. Faust, 1926, F.W. Murnau

60. Fanny and Alexander ("Fanny och Alexander"), 1982, Ingmar Bergman

61. Paris, Texas, 1984, Wim Wenders

65. After Life (“Wandafuru raifu”), 1999, Hirokazu Koreeda

67. Lorna's Silence ("Le silence de Lorna"), 2008, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

68. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days ("4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile"), 2007, Cristian Mungiu

69. Chariots of Fire, 1982, Hugh Hudson

70. Derzu Uzala, 1975, Akira Kurosawa

73. Tender Mercies, 1983, Bruce Beresford

74. Summer Hours ("L'heure d'été"), 2008, Olivier Assayas

75. Rashômon, 1950, Akira Kurosawa

77. Black Narcissus, 1947, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

80. Open City ("Roma, citta apera"), 1945, Roberto Rossellini

82. Rosetta, 1999, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

83. Yi Yi: A One and a Two ("Yi Yi"), 2000, Edward Yang

84. Pickpocket, 1959, Robert Bresson

85. Punch-Drunk Love, 2002, Paul Thomas Anderson

86. Sacrifice, The ("Offret-Sacrificatio"), 1986, Andrei Tarkovsky

91. Goodbye to the Children ("Au Revoir, Les Enfants"), 1987, Louis Malle

93. Virgin Spring, The ("Jungfrukallan"), 1960, Ingmar Bergman

95. Crimes and Misdemeanors, 1989, Woody Allen

96. New World, The, 2005, Terrence Malick

97. M. Hulot's Holiday("Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot"), 1953, Jacques Tati

98. Return, The (Vozvrashchenie), 2003, Andrei Zvyagintsev

99. Breaking the Waves, 1996, Lars von Trier


"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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Wow. I've seen 70 of the Top 100.

Showoff.


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Wow. I've seen 70 of the Top 100.

Showoff.

:) If it makes you feel better, there are some titles on there that I watched, literally, 20 years ago and cannot remember much about.


"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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Gosh, Christian, you could be my twin.

But I'm still 0.3 films ahead of you. ;)


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:) If it makes you feel better, there are some titles on there that I watched, literally, 20 years ago and cannot remember much about.

There are some I haven't seen for around 10 years now, but putting together my recent Religion and Film list caught me up with this recent Top 100 pretty well. I think most of the ones I haven't seen would be ones I have to track down and purchase to watch.


"...the vivid crossing of borders between film and theology may save the film from the banality of cinema and festival business, and it may also save the church from the deep sleep of the habitual and the always known."

(Hans Werner Dannowski)

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Also, I've either seen the Rossellini Joan of Arc, or the Bresson one, but I can never remember which. I think I even wrote the capsule review for one of the old incarnations of the list. Anyone care to help me out?

Oo, me. Here in fact is my capsule review of the Bresson film from the 2005 list.

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Anyone care to help me out?

Oo, me.

Matt

Hihihihi :D


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