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Thorkell August Ottarsson, Drammen, Norway

THE INTERNET FILM CLUB
In 2006 a friend of mine and I started an Internet Film Club which you are welcome to join.

You may be a member of a film club, where you watch films together, either at someones home or at a cinema. Well this is a net version of that. We don't come together but we watch the same films for a month and discuss them here on Facebook.


Welcome to my profile. My name is Thorkell A. Ottarsson and I'm a collector of vanished gazes (also known as films). I come from Iceland but live in Norway (Drammen). I'm married and a father of three girls. I studied theology and film and work as a social worker (with people with drug problems). Films are my biggest passion in life.

I have written some books on film (most in Icelandic) but also in English. I have been a board member of the local filmclub in Drammen since 2010. Here is my Letterboxd account, where I review films.

I love most genres, from all corners of the world and from all decades. That being said, silent films and "poetic" films have a special place in my heart.

Some of my favorite directors are:
F. W. Murnau
Andrei Tarkovsky
David Lynch
Alfred Hitchcock
Robert Altman
Abbas Kiarostami
Josef von Sternberg
Billy Wilder
David Lean
Eric Rohmer
Max Oph├╝ls
Sam Peckinpah
Guy Maddin
David Cronenberg
Michelangelo Antonioni
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Theo Angelopoulos
Robert Bresson
Michael Powell
Werner Herzog
Yasujir├┤ Ozu

My top 10 list is as follows:
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Th. Dreyer: 1928)
Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean: 1962)
The Mirror (Andrey Tarkovskiy: 1975)
Blade Runner (Ridley Scott: 1982)
Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock: 1954)
The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola: 1972)
The Apartment (Billy Wilder: 1960)
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (F.W. Murnau: 1927)
Lost Highway (David Lynch: 1997)
Persona (Ingmar Bergman: 1966)

My "Favorites" below is a work in progress. The first 50 films are kind of solid/set in stone, but I have to work more on the rest of the 1000 films i have marked as favorite. You can on the other hand see my IMDb lists here, including my favorite directors and favorite films.

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Favorite quote: “It's not an easy thing to meet your maker.”(From Blade Runner)

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  1. McCullin

    3 weeks 3 days ago
  2. Bad Times at the El Royale

    3 weeks 5 days ago
  3. Beasts of No Nation

    3 weeks 6 days ago
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