Really interesting project, and interesting to see where various films fall. There’s clearly a bias toward more recent films, but I guess that’s to be expected. (Blade Runner 2049, while a very fine film, is emphatically not better than the original, and while I love Studio Ghibli as much as the next person, they are probably overrepresented.)
What really struck me though, and apologies for drifting into a topic probably nobody cares about for a second, was Fellini’s films. Basically all the other classic art-house filmmakers are represented by the films you’d expect. So Kurosawa’s got The Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, Rashomon, Ran, etc. Bergman is represented by The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, Persona.
But for Fellini, you’ve got 8½, which you’d expect, but not La Dolce Vita, or Amarcord and La Strada, both of which won Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. His only other film looks to be Nights of Cabiria, which, to be fair, did also win the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, but I wouldn’t say is as well-known as the others. I happen to absolutely love it, but it’s odd next to the omission of La Dolce Vita in particular, which was a Big Important Film in its time.
And, looking at people's responses so far, next time I’m shaking my fist at you youngins and telling you to get off my lawn, I’ll also have to add “Watch more Chaplin!”
Yeah, someone fucked it up whilst I was adding y's to myself. Order got completely out of ... well, order. I tried restoring the order and now, it's apparently fucked up.
At least the order of movies is correct.
Oops! Reeeeally sorry, that was probably me not knowing how Google Docs work. I thought I was playing with a local copy. Obviously not. Sorry 'bout that!
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