Carl Theodor Dreyer is probably the most important figure in film. Everything influential, emotional, profound, painful, and intense, can be traced back to his work, as he was the first guy to do everything, and the first guy to accomplish things that film hadn't accomplished before.
Ugh, okay. I thought this was one of those bands that you don't have to explain. Like, the importance of how influential it was is very clear to people. I don't want to drone on and on about something lots of people already agree on, like I did with the Velvet Underground review. But I was mistaken about S...
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June 28, 2019 • Tagged as patricianhood
Bicycle Thief. This is really the most important film you'll ever see and it happens to be Italian
8 1/2 by Fellini. Just watch it. This film is almost a musical, certainly choreographed, even though because of the way Italian films were made, the dialog doesn't match the characters' lips. And yet characters dance perfectly to the classical selections. If that doesn't make sense, good. If you dig his style, go to I Remember or La Dolce Vita.
Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom (or if you're squeamish, Gospel According to Matthew which is much less gruesome) by Pasolini. Yeah yeah you can dismiss this as a "shock" film or whatever
L'avventura, L'eclisse, La Notte by Antonioni. Pick one, if you like it you will end up watching all three. Get ready for a film that tells a story purely with images and only sparse dialog.
Germany Year Zero or Rome, Open City by Roberto Rosselini
Really fun picks that are less "important":
The Conformist by Bernardo Bertolucci
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion by ...
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