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mjf314

This list has been updated. See this forum post for detailed information about the changes from 2011 to 2012.
7 years 4 months ago
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mjf314

@timothysimon: As I said they were going for variety, so they didn't want to include too many films by the same director. They included 2 Malick films and 3 Powell films. They included both Psycho and 2001 in the "Hollywood Genres" section of the list. This is just the first section of the list. See the source link for the complete list. I'm planning to eventually add all of the sections to iCM.
7 years 10 months ago
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jacktrewin

and if as it says it is to get a better understanding of the history of the medium and how it has developed then why is 2001 not here? it was revolutionary in so many ways
7 years 10 months ago
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jacktrewin

its good to see "if...." on the list but personally i think they have missed a couple of key films. having seen less than 50 here i'm not in a great position of authority but i think "days of heaven" is a wonderful film and should be seen not only for its cinematography but its unique direction, use of narration and allegory.

also i wonder why they overlooked a matter of life and death, 12 angry men, and the hugely influential psycho. among others.

nonetheless its an interesting list to have a look at.
7 years 10 months ago
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mjf314

@timothysimon: They were trying to include a wide variety of films, so I guess they didn't want to include too many Chaplin films (there are 4 of them on the list). The Godfather is included in the "Hollywood Genres" section of the list, which I haven't added to iCM yet.
7 years 10 months ago
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jacktrewin

this has some weird omissions. like city lights, the godfather, etc
7 years 10 months ago
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tomsalad

I agree with Kasparius!
7 years 10 months ago
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Kasparius

This should be an official list.
7 years 10 months ago
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BillieDove

This is very interesting, thank you.
7 years 10 months ago
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