Chris’ What if film history DID start with STAR WARS?

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What if film history DID begin with Star Wars?

Introduction to the List

Rent or buy the list

Dirk’s Movie Confessions

Dirk’s Desert Island Films

1 Reservoir Dogs (Tarrantino, US, 1992)

2 Brazil (Gilliam, UK, 1985)

3 Ran (Kurosawa, Japan, 1985)

4 The Talented Mr Ripley (Mingella, US, 1999)

5 The Elephant Man (Lynch, US, 1980)

6 In The Mood For Love (Wong Kai Wong, Hong Kong, 2000)

7 Husbands and Wives (Allen, US, 1992)

8 Drowning By Numbers (Greenaway, UK, 1988)

9 Blade Runner (Scott, US, 1982)

10 Three Colours: Red (Kieslowski, France/ Poland/ Switzerland, 1994)

11 Star Wars (Lucas, US, 1977)

12 Capturing the Friedmans (Jarecki, US, 2002)

13 Ghost World (Zwigoff, US, 2001)

14 Land and Freedom (Loach, Spain, UK, 1995)

15 Short Cuts (Altman, US, 1993)

16 Scanners (Cronenberg, Canada, 1981)

17 Unforgiven (Eastwood, US, 1992)

18 El Lobo (The Wolf) (Coutois, Spain, 2004)

19 Toy Story 2 (Lassester, Unkrich, Brannon, US, 1999)

20 Dogville (Von Trier, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, Germany, 2003)

21 Hoop Dreams (James, US, 1994)

22 El laberinto del fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth) (del Toro, Mexico, Spain, 2006)

23 Mad Max 2: Road Warrior (Miller, Austrailia, 1981)

24 Excalibur (Boorman, UK, 1981)

25 Caché (Hidden) (Haneke, France, Austria, Germany, Italy, 2005)

26 The Thing (Carpenter, US, 1982)

27 Spoorloos (The Vanishing) (Sluizer, France, Netherlands, 1988)

28  An American Werewolf in London (Landis, UK, US, 1981)

29  The Ice Storm (Lee, US, 1997)

30  Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room (Gibney, US, 2005)

31  Jubilee (Jarman, UK, 1977)

32  High Fidelity (Frears, US, 2000)

33  Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (Bahr, Hickenlooper, US, 1991)

34  Adaptation (Jonze, US, 2002)

35  Gohatto (Taboo/Forbidden) (Oshima, Japan, 1999)

36  Battle Royale (Fukasaku, Japan, 2000)

37  Hana-Bi (Fireworks) (Kitano,Japan, 1997)

38  Bad Influence (Curtis, US, 1990)

39  This is Spinal Tap (Reiner, US, 1984)

40  SE7EN (Fincher, US, 1995)

41  Delicatessen (Caro and Jeunet, France, 1991)

42  Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Cameron, US, 1991)

43  Santa Sangre (Holy Blood) (Jodorowsky, Mexico/ Italy, 1989)

44  Clerks (Smith, US, 1994)

45  A Separation (Farhadi, Iran, 2011)

46  Gregory’s Girl (Forsyth, UK, 1981)

47  Far From Heaven (Haynes, US, 2002)

48  The Dungeon Masters (McAlester, US, 2008)

49  Traffic (Soderbergh, US, 2000)

50 The Empire Strikes Back (Kershner, US, 1980)

51 Eureka (Roeg, US, 1983)

52 Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum) (Schlondorff, West Germany, Yugoslavia, Poland, France, 1979)

53 House of Games (Mamet, US, 1987)

54 Lone Star (Sayles, US, 1996)

55 The Mission (Joffé, UK, 1986)

56 The Muppet Christmas Carol (Henson, US, 1992)

57 True Romance (Scott, US 1993)

58 Amores Perros  (Love’s a Bitch)  (Iñárritu, Mexico, 2000)

59 La Haine (Hate) (Kassovitz, France, 1995)

60 Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run) (Tykwer, Germany, 1998)

61 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Hughes, US, 1986)

62 Pump Up The Volume (Moyle, US, Canada, 1990)

63 Diabolo Menthe (Peppermint Soda) (Kurys, France, 1977)

64 Lost in La Mancha (Fulton, Pepe, US, UK, 2002)

65 Grease (Kleiser, US, 1978)

8 responses to “Chris’ What if film history DID start with STAR WARS?

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    • I think Anthony Hopkin’s performance is very moving whenever he is on the screen. There is such compromised compassion every time he appears that it brings a lump to my throat thinking about it.

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