Sunday, 8 March 2009

Classic Films

My friend Cyran (who is also doing 101/1001) recently mentioned that I hadn't actually made a list of classic films for Thing 71; I started off with some in mind - My Neighbour Totoro was one of them - but since then I've kind of meandered with it. I knew of some films that I wanted to watch or had provisionally pencilled in as a potential, but I hadn't really done anything about it. I'm not suggesting that the following list of films is in anyway definitive - and Cyran and others may disagree with my idea of "classic" - but these are some films that have sprung to mind recently while I have been running the idea around in my head of what I had in mind.

The Seven Samurai
Citizen Kane
Casablanca
Vertigo
Yojimbo
The Godfather, Part II
The Godfather, Part III
Forbidden Planet
Blood Simple
Godzilla (the original)
Metropolis
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
North By Northwest
Gone With The Wind (?)
The Big Sleep
Sleeper
Near Dark
Withnail And I (?)
The Sound of Music
The Conversation

So, what do you think? Do you agree with what I have listed? Anything essential that I am missing? Bear in mind, these are classic films that I feel I really ought to have seen but haven't. You're not psychic (probably), so you don't know what I have or haven't seen - so tell me, what is a classic film that you would recommend?

3 comments:

noisms said...

I seem to remember you telling me you'd never seen Breakfast at Tiffany's? If you haven't, put that one up there too.

zero_zero_one said...

OK, that goes on the list; got your Facebook message just now, will reply after lunch!

Matt_Evans said...

The Birth of a Nation

All Quiet on the Western Front

Doctor Strangelove

Annie Hall

The General

The Graduate

Apocalypse Now

Blade Runner

Bonnie and Clyde

High Noon

The Seventh Seal

Cries and Whispers (my personal favorite)

The Maltese Falcon

On the Waterfront

Schindler's List

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

West Side Story

2001