Before You Graduate

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Created by brian_fuller.

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Digital Filmmaking students perpetually ask if I have a list of films they should see. Yes I do. This is it. You'll be a better movie maker if you have this lexicon of film language in your brain's back pocket.

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    La sortie de l'usine Lumière à Lyon

    1895 — a.k.a. Exiting the Factory, in 10 top lists Check
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    Le voyage dans la lune

    1902 — a.k.a. A Trip to the Moon, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Great Train Robbery

    1903, in 12 top lists Check
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    Chelovek s kino-apparatom

    1929 — a.k.a. Man with a Movie Camera, in 22 top lists Check
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    The Birth of a Nation

    1915, in 21 top lists Check
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    The Rink

    1916, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Immigrant

    1917, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Gold Rush

    1925, in 29 top lists Check
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    The General

    1926, in 33 top lists Check
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    City Lights

    1931, in 33 top lists Check
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    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

    1920 — a.k.a. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in 30 top lists Check
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    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

    1922 — a.k.a. Nosferatu, in 27 top lists Check
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    Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam

    1920 — a.k.a. The Golem, in 9 top lists Check
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    Bronenosets Potemkin

    1925 — a.k.a. Battleship Potemkin, in 27 top lists Check
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    Metropolis

    1927, in 34 top lists Check
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    Nanook of the North

    1922, in 17 top lists Check
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    Berlin - Die Sinfonie der Großstadt

    1927 — a.k.a. Berlin: Symphony of a Great City, in 11 top lists Check
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    Triumph des Willens

    1935 — a.k.a. Triumph of the Will, in 17 top lists Check
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    Drifters

    1929, in 2 top lists Check
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    The River

    1938, in 4 top lists Check
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    Nuit et brouillard

    1956 — a.k.a. Night and Fog, in 16 top lists Check
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    Gertie the Dinosaur

    1914, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Sinking of the 'Lusitania'

    1918, in 4 top lists Check
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    Steamboat Willie

    1928, in 3 top lists Check
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    Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor

    1936, in 3 top lists Check
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    Rabbit of Seville

    1950, in 2 top lists Check
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    Fiddle-de-dee

    1947, in 0 top lists Check
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    Gerald McBoing-Boing

    1950, in 4 top lists Check
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    Munro

    1961, in 0 top lists Check
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    Surogat

    1961 — a.k.a. The Substitute, in 0 top lists Check
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    Tin Toy

    1988, in 1 top list Check
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    Bringing Up Baby

    1938, in 22 top lists Check
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    Stagecoach

    1939, in 20 top lists Check
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    The Philadelphia Story

    1940, in 20 top lists Check
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    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 36 top lists Check
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    Double Indemnity

    1944, in 34 top lists Check
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    The Maltese Falcon

    1941, in 24 top lists Check
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    Top Hat

    1935, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 33 top lists Check
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    Meshes of the Afternoon

    1943, in 9 top lists Check
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    Ladri di biciclette

    1948 — a.k.a. Bicycle Thieves, in 34 top lists Check
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    Rashômon

    1950 — a.k.a. Rashomon, in 32 top lists Check
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    Singin' in the Rain

    1952, in 36 top lists Check
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    Rear Window

    1954, in 28 top lists Check
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    The Searchers

    1956, in 24 top lists Check
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    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    1956, in 18 top lists Check
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    Det sjunde inseglet

    1957 — a.k.a. The Seventh Seal, in 26 top lists Check
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    Les quatre cents coups

    1959 — a.k.a. The 400 Blows, in 26 top lists Check
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    À bout de souffle

    1960 — a.k.a. Breathless, in 27 top lists Check
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    North by Northwest

    1959, in 26 top lists Check
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