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Film 09

Films Seen


M (1931)
Spione (1928)
Dr. Mabuse(1922)
Saints and Soldiers (2003)
The Right Stuff (1983)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Kwaidan (1964)
Le Grand Illusion (1937)
Floating Weeds (1959)
Throne of Blood (1957)
The Departed (2006)
House of Flying Daggers (2004)

West Wing - season two and three


The Big Heat (1953)
The End of Summer/Autumn for the Kohayagawa Family (1961)
Raging Bull (1980)
Tales from Earth Sea (2006)
Mongol (2007)
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Nødlanding (1952)
Shogun Assassin (1980)
Kontakt! (1956)
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Sunrise (1927)
Pale Rider (1985)
If.... (1968)
Into Great Silence (2006)
Path of Glory (1957)
Der Blaue Engel (1930)
Laura (1944)
Liten Ida (1981)
Der Golem (1920)
The Prime of Ms Jean Brodie (1969)

West Wing - season four


Zulu Dawn (1979)
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920)
Cirkus Fandango (1954)
Amarcord (1973)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Jungfrukällan/The Virgin Spring (1960)
Gallipoli (1981)
Romeo & Juliet (1968)
Flammen og Citronen (2008)
Der Untergang (2004)
Arsenic and old Lace (1944)
Francesco, giullare di Dio (1950)
Smultronstället/Wild Strawberries (1957)
The Battle for Haditha (2007)
Faust (1926)
Notorious (1946)
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Il Gattopardo (1963)
Vampyr (1932)
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Die Spinnen (1919)

State of Play


From the Halls of Montezuma (1951)
Frau im Mond (1929)
Alexandr Nevskiy (1938)
Pandora's Box (1929)
Enchanted April (1992)
Standard Operating Procedure (2008)
Where Eagles Dare (1968)
Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)
Markens Grøde/ Growth of the Soil (1921)
Triumph des Willens (1934)
Home of the Brave (2006)
The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Asphalt (1929)
Les parapluies de Cherbourg (1964)
In Harm's way (1964)
Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928)
Three Ages (1923)
Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (1933)
The Kingdom (2007)
College (1927)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Tokyo Story (1953)
Kalde Spor (1962)
The Young Lions (1958)
Englandsfarere (1946)
You only live once (1937)
Omringet/Surrounded (1960)
Nightmare Alley (1947)
Ivan the Terrible - Part I (1944)
Out of the Past (1947)
To Liv (1946)
Gun Crazy (1947)
Quo Vadis (1951)
Der Müde Tod (1921)
Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Rapport till Himlen (1994)


Ivan the Terrible - Part II (1946)
Indigenes/Days of Glory (2006)
Stray Dog (1949)
Michael Clayton (2007)
Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)
Eastern Promises (2007)
Fog of War (2003)
Sword of Doom (1966)
Blade af Satans Bog/Leaves from Satan's Book (1921)
The Set-Up (1949)
Blade Runner - the Final Cut (2007)
Goodfellas (1990)
Asoka (2001)
Second Løitnanten/The Last Lieutenant (1993)
Heat (1995)
Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Red River (1948)
Sita Sings the Blues (2008)
49th Parallel (1941)
Stevnemøte med Glemte år (1957)
Tante Pose (1940)
Det Brenner i Natt (1954)
Ernie Pyle's The Story of G.I. Joe (1945)
Zatoichi (2003)
Fists of Fury (1972)
Låt den retta komma inn/Let the Right One In (2008)
Angels and Demons (2009)
Three Kings (1999)
Jarhead (2005)
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Gods and Generals (2003)
8 1/2 (1963)
Vi Vil Leve (1946)
Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)
Shurayukihime/Lady Snowblood (1973)
Murder My Sweet (1945)
Ghost Dog (1999)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

Ken Burn's The War


Crossfire (1947)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
The Producers (1968)
Dillinger (1945)
Clash By Night (1952)
The Great Train Robbery (1903)
A Trip to the Moon (1902)
A Canterbury Tale (1944)
Der Letzte Mann (1924)
Kill! (1968)
Ibun Sarutobi Sasuke/Samurai Spy (1965)
Born to Kill (1947)
The Narrow Margin (1952)
Gategutter (1949)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence (1962)
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Häxan/Witchcraft through the Ages (1922)
Kedamono no ken/Sword of the Beast (1965)
Naked City (1948)
Shurayukihime: Urami Renga/Lady Snowblood II (1974)
Sommernattens Leende/Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)


Le Samurai (1967)
Körkarlen/The Phantom Wagon (1921)
The Three Penny Opera (1931)
Yojimbo (1961)
Sanjuro (1962)
Border Incident (1949)
Rules of the Game (1939)
The Killers (1946)
The Battle for Algiers (1966)
Herr Arnes Pengar/Sir Arne's Treasure (1919)
The New World (2005)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
On Dangerous Ground (1952)
The Killers (1964)
The Racket (1951)
Krzyzacy/Knights of the Teutonic Order (1960)
Kelly's Heroes (1970)
The Innocents (1961)
Blodveien (1955)
Bakushu/Early Summer (1951)
Nights of Cabiria (1957)
Gösta Berling's Saga 81924)


La Bete Humaine (1938)
A Story of Floating Weeds (1934)
Verdens Undergang/The End of the World (1916)
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)
My Darling Clementine (1946)
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
The Ironhorse (1924)
The Battle of Midway (1942)
December 7th (1942)
Steamboat Round the Bend (1935)
Judge Priest (1934)
Doctor Bull (1933)
Up the River (1930)
Wee Willie Winkie (1937)
Seas Beneath (1931)
To Mistenklige Personer/Two Suspicious Persons (1950)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
Four Men and a Prayer (1938)
Brief Encounters (1946)
Ivanhoe (1982)

Jack the Ripper (1988)


Overlord (1975)
Great Expectations (1946)
Dhoom 2 (2006)
Song of the South (1946)
Kabhi kushi kabhi gham (2001)
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
La Strada (1954)
C'eravamo tanto amati/Those Were the Years (1974)
Døden er et kjærtegn/Death is a Caress (1949)
Ung Frue Forsvunnet/Young Wife Disappeared (1953)
Paris brûle-t-il?/Paris is Burning (1966)
Mother India (1957)
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Three Bad Men (1928)
Roma, Citta Aperta/Rome, Open City (1945)
Fanaa (2006)

Mad Men - season Two (2008)


Life begins at Forty (1935)
Fjolls til Fjells/Fools on the Mountain (195?)
W. (2008)
In Old Kentucky (1935)
Dil Bole Hadippa! (2009)
War Photographer (2001)
Brutti, Sporchi e Cattivi (1976)
Yodok (2009)
Duck Soup (1933)
The Wild Bunch (1969)
Dil Chatha Hai
Ladri di Bicicletti/The Bicycle Thiefs
L'Annee Dernier de Marienbad/Last Year at Marienbad
Brent av frost/Burned by Frost
La Terrazza/The Terrace

Cinema Europe - the other Hollywood
Arrested Development - seasons one and two


Il Bidone
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
Nosferatu - Story of the Vampyre (1979)
F for Fake!
Mississippi Burning (1988)
All that Jazz
Under en steinhimmel
Rio Bravo
De Dødes Tjern
McCabe and Mrs. Miller


Stalag 17
La Silence de la Mere
Leon Morin

Simon Schama's American Future



( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 15th, 2009 01:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, how did you like Throne of Blood? I was scared witless by those witches in the fog...
Oh, and what did you think of If…? And Pandora's Box? Asking, cause I'm kinda obsessed with both films.
Apr. 15th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
I was scared by the witch in the fog and his wife. When she slithers out to get the poisoned wine and all you hear is the swish-swish of her kimono? Gave me chills!

"If..." is one of those films I've watched several times. I adore it - its as simple as that. I love the characters, the strange narrative structure, the music that Malcolm McDowell keeps playing again and again. I love the lot. I should also get a prize for most WTF! ending ever, though in today's society it all becomes nearly unbearably poignant.

"Pandora's Box" was truly deserving the title 'masterpiece'. Louise Brooks was a rare beauty, but what I loved most was the themes of the film, particularly in the last part when they are on the boat and the count wants to sell Lulu into slavery. Creepy, creepy. I'm planning on posting a short review on it actually, as I am with quite a lot of the films I've seen. Just the small task of finding the time. *sigh*
Apr. 15th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
Jesus, I forgot about the wife! She was creepy too. :D

Yay, I'm so glad to read your thoughts on the other two flicks. I saw "If..." my first year in film school and it was like an eyeopener. Before that I thought Carol Reed was the shit as far as British film went. Heh... Also, it marked my long lasting love affair with Malcolm McDowell.

Pandora's Box shocked me as well. Again, I'm so used to old movies looking a bit otherworldly, this one was so modern and... I don't know... raw? It was quite a shocker.
Apr. 20th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
This whole thread made me go out on a search for the strange music that Malcom's character plays again and again. And I found it! (and playing it repeatedly since. So watch out for any since of growing anger and possible rebellion ;) ). "if..." was one of those films where certain scenes just burned themselves into my memory. The corporal punishment, the love story between the younger boy and Malcom's gymnast friend and so forth.

And hey - I love the "The Third Man", so my experience with Carol Reed was rather similar.

As for Pandora's Box it really lived up to its name, in that the plot kept opening up new evils and terrors. the ending with the murder juxtaposed with Lulu's father eating a Christmas Pudding gave me shivers.
Apr. 24th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
The corporal punishment, the love story between the younger boy and Malcom's gymnast friend and so forth.

Yes, yes, a 1000 times yes. The cocky way in which Mick enters the room where he received the beating... And the way he leaves, wiping one single tear so that no one sees. So iconic. I need a Mick Travis icon... :P
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