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15 Classic Film MatchUps,Which Will You Choose?

15 May 2012 | Film Lists | by David Zou

How many times have we seen boring Hollywood original vs sequel comparisons like Godfather vs Godfather 2,Terminator vs Terminator 2,Die Hard vs Die Hard 2? I’ve seen too many of those and want to do something different today,how about something Non-Hollywood  and has nothing to do with sequels?All those films below are great films from the Non-Hollywood world,if there has to be a winner in each matchup,which one will you choose?

1.A Brighter Summer Day vs Yiyi

A Brighter Summer Day vs Yiyi

My pick:A Brighter Summer Day

Why:In Yiyi,Yang tried too hard to give us lectures of everything in life,While in A Brighter Summer Day,it’s larger than life.

 

2.Hard Boiled vs The Killer

Hard Boiled vs The Killer

My pick:Hard Boiled

Why:When it comes down to The Hospital Scene VS The Church Scene,I will give the vote to Hard Boiled for the pee of the baby.

 

3.Chungking Express vs In the Mood for Love

Chungking Express vs In the Mood for Love

My pick:Chungking Express

Why:I think this competition finally comes down to the age thing,I’m still in my 20s,so I will go with Pineapples and Faye.

 

4.Yojimbo vs Sanjuro

Yojimbo vs Sanjuro

My pick:Sanjuro

Why:Both films have great characters and story,but Sanjuro wins me over by the Camellias.

 

5.Harakiri vs Seven Samurai

Harakiri vs Seven Samurai

My pick:Harakiri

Why:Samurai films should be more than actions,Harakiri explains Bushido to me perfectly,besides,I like Nakadai more than Mifune in general.

 

6.Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance vs Oldboy vs Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance vs Oldboy vs Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

My pick:Oldboy

Why:I do not want to see any vengeance films any more after watching the trilogy,because everything about the subject is in these 3 films.I love Oldboy the most simply because the twist is mind-blowing.

 

7.Blood of a Poet vs Orpheus vs Testament of Orpheus

Blood of a Poet vs Orpheus vs Testament of Orpheus

My pick:Orpheus

Why:The most comprehensive and beautiful film in the Orphic Trilogy.The myth is just fascinating to me.

 

8.Bleu vs Blanc vs Rouge

Bleu vs Blanc vs Rouge

My pick:Bleu

Why:see this post.

 

9.The Wages of Fear vs Diabolique

The Wages of Fear vs Diabolique

My pick:Diabolique

Why:Diabolique is as good as any Hitchcock films in terms of suspense,also it had a tremendous impact on Hitch’s Psycho.

 

10.My Uncle vs Playtime

My Uncle vs Playtime

My pick:My Uncle

Why:My uncle is the comedy which gave me more laughs than any of the same kind,maybe I would love Playtime more only,I say only,when I got the chance to see it on the big screen.

 

11.The Bakery Girl Of Monceau vs Suzanne’s Career vs My Night at Maud’s vs La Collectionneuse vs Claire’s Knee vs Love in the Afternoon

six moral tales

My pick:My Night at Maud’s

Why:I have to pick the winner between My Night at Maud’s and Love in the Afternoon,I think My Night at Maud’s gave me more thoughts,so I will go with this one.

 

12.Nights of Cabiria vs La Strada

Nights of Cabiria vs La Strada

My pick:Nights of Cabiria

Why:Nights of Cabiria is the film I wouldn’t bear to see the ending,it has a stronger emotional impact on me than another great ending in La Strada.

 

13.The Holy Mountain vs El Topo

The Holy Mountain vs El Topo

My pick:The Holy Mountain

Why:Because I understand The Holy Mountain less than El Topo,and the less I can figure out from a cult film,the more I like it.

 

14.The Red Shoes vs Black Narcissus 

The Red Shoes vs Black Narcissus

My pick:The Red Shoes

Why:Both are terrific in terms of the achievements in technicolor cinematography,but the story of a woman struggling between love and career is a better one for me.

 

15.Kind Hearts and Coronets vs The Ladykillers

Kind Hearts and Coronets vs The Ladykillers

My pick:Kind Hearts and Coronets

Why:The performance from Alec Guinness and the twist at the end are both brilliant for me,and Kind Hearts and Coronets is my fave from the Earling Studio.

 

Your turn,difference makes beauty,I’d like to hear different opinions from you guys.Also,share this to your friends,ask them to join the discussion,the more data collected,the more fun this post is gonna be.

For your convenience to compare,here is the complete list,just copy and paste in the comments to make your choices:

1.A Brighter Summer Day vs Yiyi

2.Hard Boiled vs The Killer

3.Chungking Express vs In the Mood for Love

4.Yojimbo vs Sanjuro

5.Harakiri vs Seven Samurai

6.Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance vs Oldboy vs Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

7.Blood of a Poet vs Orpheus vs Testament of Orpheus

8.Bleu vs Blanc vs Rouge

9.The Wages of Fear vs Diabolique

10.My Uncle vs Playtime

11.The Bakery Girl Of Monceau vs Suzanne’s Career vs My Night at Maud’s vs La Collectionneuse vs Claire’s Knee vs Love in the Afternoon

12.Nights of Cabiria vs La Strada

13.The Holy Mountain vs El Topo

14.The Red Shoes vs Black Narcissus 

15.Kind Hearts and Coronets vs The Ladykillers

 

 


   

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