The films that changed everything! (Part 1)by cesargananian | created - 10 Mar 2011 | updated - 10 Mar 2011 | Public
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1. The Arrival of a Train (1896)
1 min | Documentary, Short
A train arrives at La Ciotat station.
2. A Trip to the Moon (1902)
TV-G | 13 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy
A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.
narrative cinema is born
3. The Great Train Robbery (1903)
TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Western
A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.
the first close-up
4. Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914)
11 min | Short, Comedy
The Tramp wanders into and disrupts the filming of a go-kart race.
The Tramp is born!
5. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
Not Rated | 195 min | Drama, History, War
The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.
Votes: 18,715 | Gross: $10.00M
Cinema is a unique Art!
6. Blind Husbands (1919)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Romance
An Austrian officer sets out to seduce a neglected young wife.
Anti-romantic, cinic, naturalist - the realistic cinema
7. Nanook of the North (1922)
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary
In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle.
Documentary is a movie too.
8. The Last Laugh (1924)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
An aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbours and society.
Germany express themself. And is not that funny.
9. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Unrated | 66 min | Drama, History
In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel's officers. The resulting street demonstration in Odessa brings on a police massacre.
Votes: 44,300 | Gross: $0.05M
Intellectual cutting to the Mass- the utopic cinema!
10. Napoleon (1927)
240 min | Biography, Drama, History
A film about the French general's youth and early military career.
Impressionism- the end of the Silent Era.
11. The Jazz Singer (1927)
Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical
The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.
Votes: 7,543 | Gross: $7.63M
The sound and the music.
12. Un Chien Andalou (1929)
Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror
Subversive- ATTACK la bourgeoisie !
13. M (1931)
Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.
Votes: 111,700 | Gross: $0.03M
The Prophecy of the Terror
14. The Public Enemy (1931)
Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama
A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war.
American bullets ...
15. Zero for Conduct (1933)
Not Rated | 44 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
In a repressive boarding school with rigid rules of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the direction on a celebration day.
Anarchism is a solution.
16. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A wealthy composer rescues unemployed Broadway performers with a new play.
Even the camera can dance.
17. Duck Soup (1933)
Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, War
Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.
The Anarchism's dictators.
18. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household.
Votes: 149,151 | Gross: $184.93M
The Disney's word.
19. La Grande Illusion (1937)
Unrated | 113 min | Drama, War
During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.
Votes: 29,016 | Gross: $0.17M
La grande vérité.
20. Stagecoach (1939)
Not Rated | 96 min | Adventure, Western
A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process.
The eye of the camera as the eye of God.
21. The Great Dictator (1940)
G | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War
Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.
If the Tramp will talk is better be something important.
22. Citizen Kane (1941)
PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
Votes: 329,104 | Gross: $1.59M
All the history of the cinema in only one film.
23. Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1945)
Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History
During the early part of his reign, Ivan the Terrible faces betrayal from the aristocracy and even his closest friends as he seeks to unite the Russian people.
end of utopia
24. Rome, Open City (1945)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, War
During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, the Resistance leader, Giorgio Manfredi, is chased by the Nazis as he seeks refuge and a way to escape.
There is no beauty in war - il film moderno parla in italiano!