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My CC&MOC Watchlist

15 April 2012 | CC Lists | by David Zou

Recently I have seen too many cult and gangster films(mainly Johnnie To’s),some arthouse gems are needed to pull me back to the “normal track”.Here is a complete list of my dvd collection of Criterion Collection and Master of Cinema Series which I haven’t seen yet.

 

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As you can see,I already highlighted some “essential ones”,but others,I have no idea what they are like,so I need some suggestions from you guys who have seen any of them.

 

CC Watchlist

The Seventh Seal(Bergman)

Summertime(Lean)

Tokyo Drifter(Suzuki)

Henry V(Olivier)

Fishing with John(Lurie)

For All Mankind(Reinert)

The Unbearable Lightness of Being(Kaufman)

Variety Lights(Fellini&Lattuada)

The Shop on Main Street(Klos)

Closely Watched Trains(Menzel)

The Importance of Being Earnest(Asquith)

Solaris(Tarkovsky)

Fear and Loathing  in Las Vegas(Gilliam)

Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (Bresson)

Quai des Orfèvres(Clouzot)

Hiroshima mon amour(Resnais)

Richard III(Olivier)

Diary of a Country Priest(Bresson)

French Cancan(Renoir)

Secret Honor(Altman)

Casque d’or(Becker)

Touchez pas au grisbi(Becker)

L’eclisse(Antonioni)

Ashes and Diamonds(Wajda)

Burden of Dreams(Blank)

Le notti bianche(Visconti)

An Angel at My Table(Campion)

Masculine feminin(Gordard)

Ugetsu(Mizoguchi)

The Children Are Watching Us(De Sica)

La bête humaine(Renoir)

Six Moral Tales(Rohmer)

Mouchette(Bresson)

Ace in the Hole(Wilder)

The Milky Way(Bunuel)

Mala Noche(Van Sant)

Drunken Angel(Kurosawa)

LA POINTE COURTE(Varda)

LE BONHEUR(Varda)

Mon Oncle Antoine(Jutra)

Brand Upon the Brain!(Maddin)

The Missing(Gavras)

Fanfan la Tulipe(Jaque)

The Spy Who Came in Berlin(Ritt)

Made in USA(Gordard)

Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles(Akerman)

The Makioka Sisters(Ichikawa)

Last Year at Marienbad(Resnais)

 

MOC Watchlist

Michael(Dreyer)

Twenty-four Eyes(Kinoshita)

Assasination(Shinoda)

Abhijan(Ray)

Shoesshine(De Sica)

La Notte(Antonioni)

Tabu(Murnau)

Kokoro(Ichikawa)

Passe ton bac d’abord…(Pialat)

Die Finanzen des Großherzogs(Murnau)

Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler.(Lang)

Schloss Vogelöd(Murnau)

 

 

 


   

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  • I would recommend prioritizing your list by watching these titles in this order:

    1. Ugetsu
    2. Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler
    3. French Cancan
    4. Hiroshima Mon Amour
    5. Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
    6. Diary of a Country Priest
    7. Solaris
    8. Six Moral Tales
    9. The Eclipse
    10. Mouchette
    11. Casque d’Or
    12. Masculin Feminin
    13. Les dames du Bois de Boulogne
    14. La bête humaine

    But for God’s sake, don’t do ANYTHING (including eat, talk to your wife or go to work) until you’ve seen Ugetsu!

    • wow,I know there are ghosts in Ugetsu,but are they that frightening? I need to find out.
      Anyway,thanks for the recommendations,I will leave Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler and Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles to the weekend since they are a little bit long.

  • That is an incredible list. I would definitely suggest the Jeanne Dielman film since I think it’s a great example of minimalist filmmaking. BTW, have you seen Last Year at Marienbad? It’s on the Criterion Collection and it also stars Delphine Seyrig. I think it’s an incredible film.

    • Oh,I think Last Year at Marienbad was missed in the list,I haven’t seen it either.How many times have you seen it? I heard that one time viewing is not enough to fully understand the beauty of it.

      • I’ve seen it twice so far. I was able to get it the first time around. I would suggest watching Blur’s “To The End” video as a starting point since it is a homage to that film.

        • Cool,I WILL watch the video before the film.

  • Among the films you list in the Criterion section, Casque d’or and Le Notti Bianche impressed me more than I was expecting and leave fond lingering impressions. Same with La Pointe Carte, just that element of surprise when you learn more about how out of nowhere and ahead of its time it was. Last Year at Marienbad is definitely one to get acquainted with. La Bete Humaine… Renoir, Gabin, Simone Simon, can’t go wrong with that combo! I totally enjoyed The Importance of Being Earnest, just a great hilarious witty British stage comedy, one that my whole family appreciates. Diary of a Country Priest and The Milky Way are at opposite ends of the theological spectrum in some ways but both quite fascinating if you want to get into some profound religious topics. Really, there are a lot of wonderful films on that list, some are more acquired tastes but each offers plenty to enjoy. I hope this helps, you have quite a challenge narrowing all those discs into a manageable watchlist!

    • Thanks Dave,your advice does help a lot!! I know when I consult some Criterion expert like you,things couldn’t go wrong.And I will definitely look them up on your blog after I watched each CC title.