Fall 2011

This summer has been pretty busy for me and my girlfriend since we had our wedding on August 20. The many things we had to plan and the details of our honeymoon in Hawaii took us all the free time we usually have. On my side it’s my movie viewing time that I completely cut. First, because it took a lot of time to watch and review those films but also because when my mind isn’t free I have much more difficulties to get my attention focused and to fully appreciate what I am watching.

So I’ve decided to make a list of the films I’d like to see this Fall when I’ll get back from all the wedding and the honeymoon. You’ll notice that I put many Horror classics that I am really ashamed to haven’t seen yet (Halloween, The Innocents, The Haunting, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Les yeux sans visage, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and many others). Those will be a part of my month of October, which I like to imposed myself some Halloween themed films. Then, there are some Christmas oriented picks too to get me in the mood during December (A Christmas Story, 3 Godfathers, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence) but also many films set the Ancient times (Land of the Pharaohs, Cleopatra’s, Colossus of Rhodes) because during the holidays I like to watch this kind of films. This is the historian in me that needs those.

There is also many films that will help me attain one of my objectives of the year; to get to the half of the 1000 Greatest films of All time of They Shoot Pictures Don’t They.
There's also some Nicholas Ray films I urged myself to discover after those many years of wait... It also is justified with the new release of a bio about Ray.

Here’s the list:

1. Madame de… (Max Ophüls, 1954)

2. Battle of Algier (Gillo Pontecorvo, 196-)

3. Nanook of the North (Robert Flaherty, 1927)

4. Husbands (John Casavetes, 1972)

5. The Servant (Joseph Losey, 1963)

6. Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, 1953)

7. The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich, 1971)

8. Shadows (John Cassavetes, 1959)

9. The Innocents (Jack Clayton, 19--)

10. Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978)

11. Le Corbeau (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 19--)

12. Y Tu Mama Tambien (Alfonso Cuaron, 2000)

13. Irréversible (Gaspar Noé, 2001)

14. Ali : Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 19--)

15. Les yeux sans visage (Georges Franju, 195-)

16. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (Peter Greenaway, 1989)

17. Land of the Pharaohs (Howard Hawks, 195-)

18. Colossus of Rhodes (Sergio Leone, 196-)

19. Cleopatra (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 196-)

20. Cleopatra (Cecil B. DeMille, 192-)

21. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1975)

22. Dersu Uzala (Akira Kurosawa, 1975)

23. Black Moon (Louis Malle, 1975)

24. Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, 1954)

25. Bigger Than Life (Nicholas Ray, 195-)

26. They Live By Night (Nicholas Ray, 1948)

27. The Lusty Men (Nicholas Ray, 196-)

28. L’année dernière à Marienbad (Alain Resnais, 1958)

29. The Devils (Ken Russell, 197-)

30. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel, 1956)

31. Duel (Steven Spielberg, 1971) Watched August 15

32. Cat People (Jacques Tourneur, 19--)

33. I Walked with A Zombie (Jacques Tourneur, 19--)

34. Night of the Demon (Jacques Tourneur, 19--)

35. The Haunting (Robert Wise, 19--)

36. Doctor Phibes Rises Again (Robert Fuest, 19--)

37. The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 19--)

38. Scream (Wes Craven, 1994)

39. A Christmas Story (Bob Clark, 1983)

40. 3 Godfathers (John Ford, 1948)

41. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (Paul Schrader, 1983)


  1. LOTS of great movies here. You've got some good movies coming your way.

  2. Yep! I hope to find the time to acheive this goal! Do you have other suggestions?

  3. If you're looking for horror movies with heart, Kwaidan and Ugetsu are both fantastic (if you haven't seen them, of course).

  4. I saw them both! Great films! Kwaidan is the work of a complete artist! Ugetsu is perfect. Thanx!


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