Saturday, November 1, 2008

1961 at 24fps

My favourite films released in the U.S. in 1961. Top 30 & many honorables.

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30.            THE MISFITS

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29.      LEON MORIN, PRIEST

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28.  THE GUNS OF NAVARONE

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27.THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN

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26.   BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S

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25.           KING OF KINGS

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24.        WEST SIDE STORY

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                     MOTHER
21.     JOAN OF THE ANGELS

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22.         ONE TWO THREE

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21.JUDGEMENT AT NUREMBERG

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20.           LA DOLCE VITA

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19.        BLAST OF SILENCE

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18.          THE YOUNG ONE

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17.       UNDERWORLD U.S.A.

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16.           BLACK SUNDAY

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15.               ACCATONE

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      THE HUMAN CONDITION III:
14.      A SOLDIER'S PRAYER

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      THE HUMAN CONDITION II:
-tie-14. ROAD TO ETERNITY

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13.                YOJIMBO

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12.            TWO WOMEN

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11.           FATE OF A MAN

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10. ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS

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9.   SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS

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8.      ZAZIE DANS LE METRO

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7.             PURPLE NOON

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6.        ASHES & DIAMONDS

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-tie-6.             KANAL

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5.           THE INNOCENTS

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4.        THRONE OF BLOOD

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                 BREATHLESS
3.      [A BOUT DE SOUFFLE]

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2.      BALLAD OF A SOLDIER

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1.             L'AVVENTURA

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ALSO ESSENTIAL. NOT RANKED.
(other titles of '61 I loved that could've placed)





ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS
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THE HUSTLER

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LA VÉRITÉ
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THE SAVAGE INNOCENTS
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LE NOTTIE BIANCHE
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RUPTURE
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A RAISIN IN THE SUN
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MY MOTHER
AND HER GUEST
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ICE COLD IN ALEX
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BACK STREET
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TWO RODE TOGETHER
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CRUEL STORY OF YOUTH
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ONE-EYED JACKS
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PIT AND THE PENDULUM
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SCREAM OF FEAR
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CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF
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THE CREATION OF WOMAN
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THE CURIOUS LETTER
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TWO FACES OF DR JEKYLL
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THE SUBSTITUTE
[SUROGAT]
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SKY ABOVE
AND MUD BENEATH
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1961
TOP 30
  1. L'AVVENTURA (Antonioni)
  2. BALLAD OF A SOLDIER (Grigori Chukhrai)
  3. A BOUT DE SOUFFLE (Godard)
  4. THRONE OF BLOOD (Kurosawa)
  5. THE INNOCENTS (Jack Clayton)
  6. ASHES & DIAMONDS (Wajda)                                            -tie- KANAL (Wajda)
  7. PURPLE NOON (Rene Clement)
  8. ZAZIE DANS LE METRO (Malle)
  9. SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS (Kazan)
  10. ROCCO & HIS BROTHERS (Visconti)
  11. FATE OF A MAN (Sergey Bondarchuk)
  12. TWO WOMEN (De Sica)
  13. YOJIMBO (Kurosawa)
  14. HUMAN CONDITION II (Masaki Kobayashi)                      -tie- HUMAN CONDITION III (Masaki Kobayashi)
  15. ACCATONE (Pasolini)
  16. BLACK SUNDAY (Bava)
  17. UNDERWORLD U.S.A. (Fuller)
  18. THE YOUNG ONE (Bunuel)
  19. BLAST OF SILENCE (Allen Baron)
  20. LA DOLCE VITA (Fellini)
  21. JUDGEMENT AT NUREMBERG (Kramer)
  22. ONE TWO THREE (Wilder)
  23. MOTHER JOAN OF ANGELS (Jerzy Kawalerowicz)
  24. WEST SIDE STORY (Wise)
  25. KING OF KINGS (Nicholas Ray)
  26. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (Wilder)
  27. LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN (Basil Dearden)
  28. GUNS OF NAVARONE (J. Lee Thompson)
  29. LEON MORIN, PRIEST (Melville)
  30. THE MISFITS (Huston)

RUNNER UP
ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS (Malle), THE HUSTLER (Rossen), TRUTH (Clouzot), SAVAGE INNOCENTS (Nicholas Ray), LE NOTTIE BIANCHE (Visconti), RUPTURE (Étaix), A RAISIN IN THE SUN (Daniel Petrie), MOTHER AND HER GUEST (Sang-ok Shin), DESERT ATTACK (J. Lee Thompson), BACK STREET (David Miller), TWO RODE TOGETHER (Ford), CRUEL STORY OF YOUTH (Ôshima), ONE-EYED JACKS (Brando), PIT & THE PENDULUM (Corman), SCREAM OF FEAR (Seth Holt), CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF (Terence Fischer), THE CREATION OF WOMAN (Charles F. Schwep), ZVEDAVE PSANICKA (Hermína Týrlová), TWO FACES OF DR JEKYLL (Terence Fischer), SUROGAT (Dusan Vukotic), LE CIEL ET LA BOUE (Pierre-Dominique Gaisseau)

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