Lists by RAMPARTisGREAT
interesting films of the last 40 years, where b/w aesthetics dominates
films with only few actors mostly in limited space
Der Begriff Film noir [filmˈnwaʀ] (frz. für „schwarzer Film“) bezeichnet ein Filmgenre oder – je nach Sichtweise – eine Stilrichtung des Films. Seine klassische Ära hatte der Film noir in den Vereinigten Staaten der 1940er und 1950er Jahre. Wurzelnd in der Zeit des ausgehenden Zweiten Weltkrieges und beeinflusst vom deutschen Expressionismus sowie von der Tradition US-amerikanischer Kriminalliteratur, stellt der Film noir einen Gegensatz zum konventionellen Hollywood-Kino dar. Er ist gekennzeichnet durch eine pessimistische Weltsicht, düstere Bildgestaltung und entfremdete, verbitterte Charaktere. Sein Stil hat sich teilweise in späteren Filmen („Neo-Noir“, Cyberpunk) wie auch in anderen Medien fortgesetzt.
- Hauptprotaonist: Antiheld
- oft Femme Fatale
mostly feature films, sometimes TV movies, when no feature films were directed, films with more than three directors excluded
interesting method to bring completely different films together
made this list because of the film about Jesse James with Brad Pitt
one film, one actor/actress, two or more roles
"a plot element that catches the viewers' attention or drives the plot of a work of fiction"
films about films and filmmaking (actors, directors, producers, screenwriters ...)
I made this list to understand, how religion, religious people, people, who represent religion (priests, monks, preachers, bishops, nuns and Jesus himself) or people, who are against religion are shown in movies.
(Note for me: Priest- "man who is minister in Roman or Orthodox Catholic church.
Synonyms: clergyperson, cleric, curate, divine, ecclesiastic, elder, father, father confessor, friar, holy man, lama, man of God, man of the cloth, monk, padre, pontiff, preacher, rector, vicar.
Notes: a minister is commonly a person who leads the congregation of a Protestant church; pastor is another word for priest or minister and reverend is a generic prefix for a Christian leader.")
favourite genre - police movie without much pathos!
Beware! I don't like Sci-Fi films at all (I hate old Star Wars and all Star Treks), I just like some ideas in some Sci-Fi Films and particular combination of some actors & directors, so ...
The Beat Generation refers to a group of American post-WWII writers who came to prominence in the 1950s, as well as the cultural phenomena that they both documented and inspired. Central elements of "Beat" culture included experimentation with drugs, alternative forms of sexuality, an interest in Eastern religion, a rejection of materialism, and the idealizing of exuberant, unexpurgated means of expression and being.
best christmas films, mostly comedies
New French Extremity (or "New French Extremism") is a term coined by Artforum critic James Quandt for a collection of transgressive films by French directors at the turn of the 21st century. The filmmakers are also discussed by Jonathan Romney of The Independent. Quandt describes the style as follows:
“ Bava as much as Bataille, Salo no less than Sade seem the determinants of a cinema suddenly determined to break every taboo, to wade in rivers of viscera and spumes of sperm, to fill each frame with flesh, nubile or gnarled, and subject it to all manner of penetration, mutilation, and defilement."
computers, hackers, internet, virtual realities
according to reliable internet sources, which are mostly based on directors' words or scientific research
"to purify filmmaking by refusing expensive and spectacular special effects, post-production modifications and other technical gimmicks. The filmmakers concentrate on the story and the actors' performances. They believe this approach may better engage the audience, as they are not alienated or distracted by overproduction".
"1) Filming must be done on location. Props and sets must not be brought in. If a particular prop is necessary for the story, a location must be chosen where this prop is to be found.
2) The sound must never be produced apart from the images or vice versa. Music must not be used unless it occurs within the scene being filmed, i.e., diegetic.
3) The camera must be a hand-held camera. Any movement or immobility attainable in the hand is permitted. The film must not take place where the camera is standing; filming must take place where the action takes place.
4) The film must be in colour. Special lighting is not acceptable (if there is too little light for exposure the scene must be cut or a single lamp be attached to the camera).
5) Optical work and filters are forbidden.
6) The film must not contain superficial action (murders, weapons, etc. must not occur.)
7) Temporal and geographical alienation are forbidden (that is to say that the film takes place here and now).
8) Genre movies are not acceptable.
9) The film format must be Academy 35 mm.
10) The director must not be credited".