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Top 25: Nominations for Spiritually Significant Films on Growing Older

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I think this topic is finally starting to click for me after several days of struggling with it (which explains why I haven't posted any nominations ... yet).

I'll start with a couple of seconds: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp and Limelight


"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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Second Limelight and A.I.

I nominate:

Title: Chimes at Midnight
Director: Orson Welles
Year: 1965
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059012/reference
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):


Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?/search/&q="chimes at midnight"

Title: A Simple Life (桃姐)
Director: Ann Hui
Year: 2011
Language: Cantonese
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2008006/reference
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ymwtdcIFbs
Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?/topic/28377-a-simple-life/&tab=comments#comment-285485

 


"A director must live with the fact that his work will be called to judgment by someone who has never seen a film of Murnau's." - François Truffaut

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Title: The Mirror (Zerkalo)
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Year: 1975
Language: Russian
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072443/reference
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):  


Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?/topic/27713-the-mirror-1975/&tab=comments#comment-209117

 

Title: Lost in Translation
Director: Sofia Coppola
Year: 2003
Language: English/Japanese
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0335266/reference
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): 

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?/topic/647-lost-in-translation-2003/&tab=comments#comment-4040

 

Title: Summer Hours
Director: Olivier Assayas
Year: 2008
Language: French
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0836700/reference
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?/topic/23009-summer-hours/&tab=comments#comment-198698

 

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"A director must live with the fact that his work will be called to judgment by someone who has never seen a film of Murnau's." - François Truffaut

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Title: T2 Trainspotting
Director: Danny Boyle
Year: 2017
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2763304/reference
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): 

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?/topic/28465-t2-trainspotting/&tab=comments#comment-287392

 


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Tite: Interview with the Vampire

Director: Neil Jordan

Year: 1994

Language: English

IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110148/?ref_=nv_sr_1

YouTube: 

 

A&F Thread if there is one: Couldn't find one.

 

Title: Beginning with the End

Director: David B. Marshall

Year: 2014

Language: English

IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3438610/?ref_=nv_sr_1

YouTube Link: 

A&F Thread if any: None found.

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Second Chimes at Midnight and Interview with the Vampire

Title: Only Lovers Left Alive
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Year: 2013
Language: English
IMDB link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1714915/
YouTube link
A&F Thread, if any


"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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Title: Babette’s Feast

Director: Gabriel Axel

Year: 1987

Language: Danish, Swedish,French

IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092603/

YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgpvk95yXpA

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?/topic/48-babettes-feast/&tab=comments#comment-159

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Title: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Director: David Fincher
Year: 2008
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0421715/
YouTube: 

 

Title: Synecdoche, New York
Director: Charlie Kaufman
Year: English 
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383028/
YouTube: 

A&F thread.

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Second Wild Strawberries.


"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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Second Babette's Feast


There is this difference between the growth of some human beings and that of others: in the one case it is a continuous dying, in the other a continuous resurrection. (George MacDonald, The Princess and Curdie)

Isn't narrative structure enough of an ideology for art? (Greg Wright)

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Title: A Quiet Passion
Director: Terence Davies
Year: 2016
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2392830/
YouTube Link
A&F Thread

Title: My Happy Family
Director:  Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß
Year: 2017
Language: Georgian
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5791536/
YouTube Link
No A&F Thread

Title: Moonstruck
Director: Norman Jewison
Year: 1987
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093565/
YouTube Link
No A&F Thread

Title: When Harry Met Sally...
Director: Rob Reiner
Year: 1989
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098635/
YouTube Link (a montage of just the older couples sharing their stories)
A&F Thread

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I was going to nominate A Quiet Passion myself, great choice, Joel. Second for that and When Harry Met Sally...


"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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Title: Running from Crazy

Director: Barbara Kopple

Year: 2013

Language: English

IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2451742/?ref_=nv_sr_1

YouTube Trailer: 

A&F Thread if there is one: none, but some discussion here: 

 

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16 hours ago, Evan C said:

Second Chimes at Midnight and Interview with the Vampire

Title: Only Lovers Left Alive
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Year: 2013
Language: English
IMDB link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1714915/
YouTube link
A&F Thread, if any

Second Only Lovers Left Alive.


"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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Title: Things to Come

Director: Mia Hansen-Love

Year: 2016

Language: French

IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4120176/?ref_=nv_sr_1

YouTube Trailer: 

Can't find a dedicated thread for this film, although I thought I remembered discussing it here.

 

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"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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Second The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Synecdoche, NY


A foreign movie can't be stupid.

-from the film
Armin

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Title: What They Had
Director:Elizabeth Chomko
Year: 2018
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6662736/
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoEsF02gnUQ
 

 


A foreign movie can't be stupid.

-from the film
Armin

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