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The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. Singin’ in the Rain (Donen/Kelly)
2. My Darling Clementine (Ford)
3. Contempt (Godard)
4. Breathless (Godard)
5. Directed by John Ford (Bogdanovich)
6. The 400 Blows (Truffaut)
7. Vertigo (Hitchcock)
8. Nightbreed (Barker)
9. Dark Horse (Solondz)
10. Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)

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About michaelgloversmith

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8 responses to “The Last Ten Movies I Saw

  • david

    Gee,I want to see My Darling Clementine so badly after reading it on the 1001 movies book.

    Singin’ in the Rain or An American in Paris?

    Also,talking about musicals,do you enjoy those made by Jacuqe Demy?

  • michaelgloversmith

    You should definitely see My Darling Clementine before you die.

    I prefer An American in Paris to Singin’ in the Rain because I’m a Minnelli man but I love ’em both.

    I love Jacques Demy. I’m showing The Umbrellas of Cherbourg in a class on Monday.

  • Mitchell Brown

    Hello. I run a monthly movie group in Hyde Park and I will be showing Breathless tomorrow and leading the discussion afterwards. I am very conflicted about showing it because I dislike it tremendously and don’t feel like I have a great handle on it’s greatness. The intention of this film group is to expose people to the canon of great classic film (foreign, silent, classic Hollywood). This is the first film I am showing that I actively dislike. I figure it is good medicine for all of us.

    I do love My Darling Clementine. I love She Wore A Yellow Ribbon even more. In fact I wrote a blog entry comparing it to The Tree of Life (of all things!). If you are interested, please check it out on my blog.: http://thediscreetbourgeois.blogspot.com/2011/09/achieving-timelessness.html

    • michaelgloversmith

      Wow, I really enjoyed that post, especially as I’m a huge fan of Ford and, while I admire Malick (especially for his first three films), I felt really let down by The Tree of Life.

      I’m glad you are choosing to show Breathless even if you don’t like it. I show Breathless in all of my Intro to Film classes. I’ve seen it over 40 times now and I personally get no pleasure from it anymore but I remember the effect it had on me when I first saw it at 19 and I know that it can have the same effect on others: there are few movies that are capable of turning young people into cinephiles instantly the way Breathless can.

      You might be interested in checking out my Breathless essay on this site: https://whitecitycinema.com/2010/10/09/new-blu-wave/

  • Patrick Altonaga

    I haven’t watched many movies lately but i did see these films

    1)The Thin Blue line (morris)
    2)Wings of Desire (wenders)
    3)Girlfight (kusama)
    4)8 Heads in a duffel bag (schulman)

    These films were really great, i personally liked wings of desire because it was so different like really poetic and its such a beautifull work of art the style the color the way they shot it, it was amazing!

    I also thought Contempt was fantastic, now its time to look for all these films on dvd at this local store i go to

    • michaelgloversmith

      Wings of Desire is indeed great. I think Wim Wenders was heavily inspired by the French New Wave when he made it. I also really love The Thin Blue Line, one of my favorite documentaries. I need to check out Girlfight.

  • Patrick Altonaga

    I remember I posted long time ago about what was your favorite french new wave movies, or movies you recomended to watch from the french new wave era and you sent me a link, but now i can’t find that post hahaha, could you please send me that link again? thanks!!

  • Omar Pineda

    Hey Mike, was that the Cabal Cut of Night Breed you saw?

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