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Cinema


Those were the nights of the “late night” films. It was a revolution of sorts in the circa 1990. Suddenly the Friday nights saw a reduction in the sleeping hours, for the films started at 11pm. And those of us fortunate enough to evade the evil eyes of “parent-police”, we had a ball! The first few viewings were all about sleaze, all about cleavage, and all about the three letter magic word called sex. Then things started to settle down. Films such as ‘The Last Metro’, ‘Mephisto’, etc started making inroads. The obscure Goddard was incomprehensible, yes; but somehow there was a realization in all the muffled imageries. And I started to like each of them more and more. ‘The Mirror’ by Tarkovsky, ‘Battleship Potemkin’, ‘Que-Viva-Mexico’ by Eisenstein, were a few of those.


Vittorio De Sica 1901-1974         

1) I bambini ci guardano [ The Children are watching us ] 1944
2) Sciuscià [ Shoeshine ] 1946
3) Ladri di biciclette [ Bicycle Thieves ] 1948
4) La Ciociara [ Two Women ] 1961
5) Ieri, oggi e domani [ Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow ] 1963
6) Umberto D. 1952

Federico Fellini 1920-1993     

1) I Vitelloni 1953
2) La strada [ The Road ] 1954
3) Il Bidone [ The Swindlers ] 1955
4) Le notti di Cabiria [ Nights of Cabiria ] 1957
5) La dolce vita [ The sweet life ] 1960
6) 8½ 1963

Roberto Rossellini 1906-1977     

1) Roma, città aperta [ Rome, Open City ] 1945

Michelangelo Antonioni 1912-2007     

1) L’amore in città [ Love in the City ] 1953
2) L’eclisse [ Eclipse ] 1962
3) Zabriskie Point 1970
4) Al di là delle nuvole [ Beyond the Clouds ] 1995

Ermanno Olmi 24 July 1931     

1) Il Posto [ The Job ] 1961

Liliana Cavani 12 January 1933     

1) Il portiere di notte [ The Night Porter ] 1974

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Louis Malle 1932-1995         

1) Les amants [ The Lovers ] 1958
2) Au revoir les enfants [ Goodbye, Children ] 1987
3) Lacombe, Lucien 1974
4) Ascenseur pour l’échafaud [ Elevator to the Gallows ] 1958

Jean Renoir 1894 – 1979      

1) Boudu sauvé des eaux [ Boudu Saved from Drowning ] 1932
2) La Grande Illusion [ The Grande Illusion ] 1937
3) La Bête Humaine [ The Human Beast ] 1938
4) La Règle du Jeu [ The Rules of the Game ] 1939
5) Le Fleuve [ The River ] 1951

Marcel Carne 1906 – 1996      

1) Les Enfants du Paradis [ Children of Paradise ] 1945

Jean-Luc Godard 1930-      

1) À bout de souffle [ Breathless ] 1960
2) Une femme est une femme [ A Woman is a Woman ] 1961
3) Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution [ Dick Tracy on Mars ] 1965
4) Passion [ Godard’s Passion ] 1982

François Truffaut 1932-1984 

1) Tirez sur le pianiste [ Shoot the Piano Player ] 1960
2) La Peau Douce [ The Soft Skin ] 1964
3) Domicile Conjugal [ Bed & Board ] 1970
4) Les deux Anglaises et le continent [ Two English Girls ] 1971
5) La nuit américaine [ Day for Night ] 1973
6) L’homme qui aimait les femmes [ The Man Who Loved Women ] 1977
7) L’amour en Fuite [ Love on the Run ] 1979
8) La femme d’à côté [ The Woman Next Door ] 1981

Jacques Tati 9 October 1907 

1) Play Time 1967

Robert Bresson 1901-1999 

1) Au hasard Balthazar [ Balthazar ] 1966

Henri-Georges Clouzot 1907-1977 

1) Le corbeau [ The Raven ] 1943
2) Quai des Orfèvres [ Quay of the Goldsmiths ] 1947
3) Les diaboliques [ Diabolique ] 1955

Jean-Pierre Melville 1917 – 1973      

1) Bob le Flambeur [ Bob the Gambler ] 1956
2) Le Doulos [ The Finger Man ] 1962
3) Le samouraï 1967
4) L’armée des ombres [ Army of Shadows ] 1969
5) Le Cercle Rouge [ The Red Circle ] 1970

Jacques Audiard 1952- 

1) De battre mon coeur s’est arrêté [ The beat that My Heart Skipped ] 2005

Emmanuel Finkiel 30 October 1961 –  

1) Voyages September 22, 1999

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Luis Buñuel 1900-1983     

1) Le journal d’une femme de chambre [ Diary of a Chambermaid ] 1964
2) Belle de jour [ Beauty of the Day ] 1967
3) Tristana 1970

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Ingmar Bergman 1918-2007     

1) Sommaren med Monika [ Summer with Monika ] 1953
2) Det sjunde inseglet [ The Seventh Seal ] 1957
3) Smultronstället [ Wild Strawberries ] 1957
4) Såsom i en spegel [ Through a Glass Darkly ] 1961
5) Nattvardsgästerna [ Winter Light ] 1962
6) Tystnaden [ The Silence ] 1963
7) Viskningar och rop [ Cries and Whispers ] 1972
8) Höstsonaten [ Autumn Sonata ] 1978
9) Fanny och Alexander [ Fanny and Alexander ] 1982

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Krzysztof Kieslowski 1941-1996     

1) Blizna [ The Scar ] 1976
2) Amator [ Camera Buff ] 1979
3) Bez konca [ No End ] 1985
4) La double vie de Véronique [ The Double Life of Veronique ] 1981
5) Trois couleurs: Bleu [ Three Colors: Blue ] 1993
6) Trzy kolory: Bialy [ Three Colours: White ] 1994
7) Trois couleurs: Rouge [ Three Colours: Red ] 1994

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Yasujiro Ozu 1903-1963     

1) Kohayagawa-ke no aki [ The End of Summer ] 1961

Mikio Naruse 1905-1969 

1) Ukigumo [ Floating Clouds ] 1955

Kenji Mizoguchi 1898-1956 

1) Ugetsu monogatari [ Tales of Ugetsu ] 1953

Kihachi Okamoto 1923-2005 

1) Kiru [ Kill! ] 1968

Hiroshi Inagaki 1905-1980 

1) Miyamoto Musashi [ Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto ] 1954

Akira Kurosawa 1910-1998 

1) Shizukanaru kettô [ The Quiet Duel ] 1949
2) Rashômon 1950
3) Shichinin no samurai [ Seven Samurai ] 1954
4) Kumonosu-jô [ Throne of Blood ] 1957
5) Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru [ The Bad Sleep Well ] 1960
6) Yôjinbô [ Yojimbo ] 1961
7) Kagemusha [ Shadow Warrior ] 1980
8) Ran [ Chaos ] 1985
9) Madadayo [ Not Yet ] 1993

Takeshi Kitano 18 January 1947 – 

1) Dolls 12 October 2002

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Stanley Kubrick 26 July 1928 – 7 March 1999         

1) Paths of Glory 1957
2) Spartacus 1960
3) Lolita 1962
4) Dr. Strangelove [ or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb ] 1964
5) 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968
6) A Clockwork Orange 1971
7) Barry Lyndon 1975
8) The Shining 1980
9) Full Metal Jacket 1987
10) Eyes Wide Shut 1999

Francis Ford Coppola 7 April 1939 –  

1) The Godfather 1972
2) The Conversation 1974
3) The Godfather: Part II 1974
4) Apocalypse Now 1979
5) New York Stories [ segment “Life without Zoe” ] 1989
6) The Godfather: Part III 1990
7) The Rainmaker 1997

Jim Jarmusch 1953 –  

1) Coffee and Cigarettes 2003
2) Dead Man 1995
3) Down by Law 1986

Quentin Jerome Tarantino 27 March 1963 –  

1) Django Unchained 2012
2) Inglourious Basterds 2009
3) Kill Bill: Vol. 2 2004
4) Kill Bill: Vol. 1 2003
5) Jackie Brown 1997
6) Pulp Fiction 1994
7) Reservoir Dogs 1992

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Costa Gavras 12 February 1933          

1) Amen 2002
2) Eden à l’Ouest [ Eden is West ] 1995

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Majid Majidi 17 April 1959          

1) Bacheha-Ye aseman [ Children of Heaven ] 1997
2) Rang-e khoda [ Colour of Paradise ] 1999

Jafar Panahi 11 July 1960  

1) Dayereh [ The Circle ] 2000
2) Talaye sorkh [ Crimson Gold ] 2003
3) Offside 2006
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Jiri Menzel 23 February 1938          

1) Ostre sledované vlaky [ Closely Watched Trains ] 1966
2) Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále [ I Served the King of England ] 2006

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Özer Kiziltan 1963         

1) Takva: A Man’s Fear of God 2006

May 6th, 2010 at 9:10 am