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Recommendations Thread

Post your ten favourite films and others in the thread give you recs based upon that list.

In no particular order:

>Nostalghia

>Parsifal (Syberberg)

>Nostos: The Return

>A Canterbury Tale

>The Leopard

>Die Nibelungen

>The Plea

>Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

>Picnic at Hanging Rock

>Marketa Lazarova

Least favorite directors

ITT: Post your absolute least favorite directors.

I want to punch these motherfuckers right in the face.

How about FAVORITE directors?

-Terrence Malick is the best filmmaker so far IMO. His recent work is really in it's own territory. Knight of Cups is something special.

-David Fincher is just the best example of a technically air tight film constructor. Never seen something from him that wasn't extremely well constructed. Very clinical.

Sometimes the scripts he chooses seem beneath him though.

-George Lucas appeals to me personally, as I identify with him and the themes of his six films (Growing up and letting go vs. failure to do so. His first three films deal with characters being able to move on, and his last three deal with someone who can't, and who is consumed by his fear instead of overcoming it.)

He is a technically poor/uneven filmmaker, but he is like Grant Morrison for me, where his concepts excite me so much that the execution is of secondary concern. If that makes any sense.

And yes, I am aware that these men are "entry level", not euro, etc.

But unlike other boards, I would expect this place to nonetheless respect that the people i've listed have made great films (before you shout about Lucas, watch THX 1138), no matter how popular they are.

/film/ request

Does anyone know where I can watch La nuit fantastique? It isn't on thepiratebay and I really want to see it.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041705/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

/webm/

Post your /film/ related webm here!

OC is best … but share any clips that you find mindblowing, funny, bizarre, unique, etc.

I think the only limit imposed by the site is that files must be < 8 MB.

Beautiful actresses pre 1980

How about top 10 actresses from films before 1980? I got a thing for Swede blondes but I did include a few black haired beauties. It all started when I was talking with a friend about how much more brautiful women were casted to bring works to life and capture our hearts and really make them classics. But after googling some women I remember fondly I found them to be pretty rat faced and disgusting. Also bonus points are seeing them at 80-90 years old and how sometimes beauty never fades or how plastic surgery and drugs really affects the elite. Anyways heres mine in order.

Bibi anderrson wild strawberries

Brigitte bardot Viva Maria

Claudia cardinale 8 1/2

Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at tiffanys

Ursula andress dr no

Britt ekland get carter

Claudette colbert it happenned one night

Katharine ross the graduate

Inger stevens hang em high

Julie christie Dr Zhivago