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Timec

In fact, I'm rather astonished that someone could give even a cursory glance at the list and conclude that there are no "arthouse films" on it.

"Yeah, well, it may contain two films by Tarkovksy (including a 3 1/2 hour black-and-white one), it may contain a bleak 10-hour Japanese drama about World War II (so no samurai), it may contain a film from an unjustly obscure Indian filmmaker like Satyajit Ray - but those are all mainstream compared to Fellini or Truffaut."
8 years 1 month ago
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Timec

ltarex - You're making up completely subjective criteria and then condemning the list for not meeting them. No, there aren't any films by Godard, Antonioni, Bresson, Truffaut, or Jancso on the list (there are, however, multiple films by Fellini, Bergman, and Bunuel.) On the other hand, the list does include films from such masters as Ozu, Ford, Kurosawa, Peckinpah, Naruse, Satyajit Ray (that itself is even more impressive than including a Truffaut or Godard film), Kobayashi (more than one), Becker, Wilder, Costa-Gavras, Visconti, Melville, Watkins, Tarkovsky (more than one), Teshigahara, etc. All of those are great filmmakers - and most are at least as obscure and unknown to "stupid young Americans" (or even "stupid young French" or "stupid young Japanese") as Jancso or Antonioni.

It's a list of 50 well-liked titles from 1960s, a majority of which are foreign arthouse films. A rational person wouldn't look at the list and say "there's no Godard on it - this is made by a bunch of philistines!!!1!!!1"

Yeah, my own list of the best films of the 60s would certainly include stuff like "The Round-up" and "Pierrot le fou" and "Red Desert" and "The 400 Blows" - but the fact that a list voted on by the "general" movie-watching public is so diverse (in terms of nationality and in terms of style) is actually pretty darn impressive.
8 years 1 month ago
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beeswax

@ Zeltaebar - Or you could say ... a fistful.
8 years 2 months ago
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Kasparius

Where it should be on the "who gives a shit?" list.
9 years 1 month ago
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Life as Fiction

Films on the cusp (over 750 votes) of entering this list:

The Given Word: 8.2 on 869 votes
7 years 6 months ago
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pramodc84

Variety of films in this list
7 years 10 months ago
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Big A2

@ltarex: I AM SICK OF PEOPLE ASKING WHO MAKES THE IMDB LISTS.

EVERYONE DOES. THAT'S WHY IT'S A FUCKING IMDB LIST.
8 years 2 months ago
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Alias

All said and done, probably the best decade for the movies.
8 years 5 months ago
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andype

49 great movies and "The diamond hand".
1 year 10 months ago
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pkmahanand

Where the fcuk is "Guess who is coming to dinner"?
9 years 2 months ago
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ltarex

Interesting. The great era of arthouse films, the great European modernist period, and there isn't any of them on this list. Who makes these IMDb lists? Stupid young Americans? Well... yeah. Godard, Antonioni, Fellini, Bergman, Bresson, Truffaut, Bunuel, Jancs├│, where are they?? Oh yeah, there's Persona and 8 1/2.
8 years 2 months ago
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