Friday, October 24, 2008

1955 at 24fps

My favourite films released in the U.S. in 1955.. A top 25 and many honorables.

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30.    ONE SUNDAY MORNING

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29.   THE PHENIX CITY STORY

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28.          THE BIG COMBO

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27.    ONE FROGGY EVENING

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26.    BLACKBOARD JUNGLE

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25.         TO CATCH A THIEF

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24.             BATTLE CRY

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                    DEMENTIA:
23.   DAUGHTER OF HORROR

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22.    THE DESPERATE HOURS

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21.                 MARTY

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20.   THE MAN FROM LARAMIE

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19.    THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH

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18.          A GENERATION

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                  SAMURAI II:
17.  DUEL AT ICHIJOJI TEMPLE

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                   SAMURAI I:
-tie-17. MUSASHI MIYAMOTO
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16.    SUMMER WITH MONIKA

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15.         VOYAGE IN ITALY

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14.          EAST OF EDEN

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13.       THE ROSE TATTOO

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12.                     ÉL

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11. THE TRAGEDY OF OTHELLO

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                    THE MAN
10.    WITH THE GOLDEN ARM

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9.       SANSHO THE BAILIFF

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8.    BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK

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7.        M. HULOT'S HOLIDAY

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6.            KISS ME DEADLY

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5.    REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE

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4.               DIABOLIQUE

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-tie-4.  THE WAGES OF FEAR

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3.    ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS

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2.                   UGETSU

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1.   THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER



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ALSO ESSENTIAL. NOT RANKED. 
(other titles of '55 I loved that almost placed)





THE DAM BUSTERS
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LADY AND THE TRAMP
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KILLER'S KISS
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HOUSE OF BAMBOO
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THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY

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ABBOTT & COSTELLO
MEET THE MUMMY
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IT CAME FROM 
BENEATH THE SEA
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TARANTULA
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DEPUTY DROOPY











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1955
TOP 30
  1. NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (Charles Laughton)
  2. UGETSU MONOGATARI (Kenji Mizoguchi)
  3. ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS (Sirk)
  4. WAGES OF FEAR (Clouzot)                                            -tie- DIABOLIQUE (Clouzot)
  5. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (Nicholas Ray)
  6. KISS ME DEADLY (Aldrich)
  7. M. HULOT'S HOLIDAY (Tati)
  8. BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (John Sturges)
  9. SANSHO THE BAILIFF (Kenji Mizoguchi)
  10. MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM (Preminger)
  11. OTHELLO: THE MOOR OF VENICE (Welles)
  12. ÉL (Bunuel)
  13. THE ROSE TATTOO (Daniel Mann)
  14. EAST OF EDEN (Kazan)
  15. VOYAGE IN ITALY (Rossellini)
  16. SUMMER WITH MONIKA (Bergman)
  17. SAMURAI I: MUSASHI MIYAMOTO (Inagaki)                  -tie- SAMURAI II: ICHIJOJI TEMPLE (Inagaki)
  18. A GENERATION (Wajda)
  19. SEVEN YEAR ITCH (Wilder)
  20. MAN FROM LARAMIE (Anthony Mann)
  21. MARTY (Delbert Mann)
  22. DESPERATE HOURS (Wyler)
  23. DEMENTIA (John Parker)
  24. BATTLE CRY (Walsh)
  25. CATCH A THIEF (Hitchcock)
  26. BLACKBOARD JUNGLE (Richard Brooks)
  27. ONE FROGGY EVENING (Chuck Jones)
  28. THE BIG COMBO (Joseph H. Lewis)
  29. PHENIX CITY STORY (Karlson)
  30. NIEDZIELNY PORANEK (Munk)

HONORABLE:
THE DAM BUSTERS (Michael Anderson), LADY AND THE TRAMP (Clyde Geronimi), KILLER'S KISS (Kubrick), HOUSE OF BAMBOO (Fuller), THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY (Hitchcock), ABBOTT & COSTELLO MUMMY (Charles Lamont), FROM BENEATH THE SEA (R.Gordon), TARANTULA (Jack Arnold), DEPUTY DROOPY (Tex Avery)

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