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Reflections of a working writer and reader

 

 

Films

Movies Remembered:

Synecdoche, New York (2008) by Charlie Kaufman
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) by Lynne Ramsay
Wuthering Heights (2011) by Andrea Arnold
Pina (2011) a film for Pina Bausch by Wim Wenders
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) by Tomas Alfredson
True Grit (2010) by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
The Illusionist (L’illusionniste) (2010) by Sylvain Chomet
Crazy Heart (2009) by Scott Cooper
A Single Man (2009) by Tom Ford
A Serious Man (2009) by Ethan and Joel Coen
Slumdog Millionaire (2008) by Danny Boyle
Mama Mia! (2008) by Phyllida Lloyd
Il y a longtemps que je t’aime (I Have Loved You So Long) (2008) by Philippe Claudel
Persepolis (2008) by Marjane Satrapi
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) by Mike Leigh
In Bruges (2008) by Martin McDonagh
There Will Be Blood (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
Tell No One (Ne le dis à personne)
(2006) by Guillaume Canet
I’m Not There
(2007) by Todd Haynes
Persona
(1966) by Ingmar Bergman
Paris, Je T’aime
(2006) by a variety of directors
It’s a Free World
(2007) by Ken Loach
Wild Strawberries (1957) by Ingmar Bergman
The Seventh Seal
(1957) by Ingmar Bergman
La Vie En Rose (La Môme) (2007) by Olivier Dahan
The Lives of others (Das Leben der Anderen) (2006) by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
The Page Turner
(2006) by Denis Dercourt
The Queen
(2006) by Stephen Frears
Volver
(2006) by Pedro Almodovar
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) by Tommy Lee Jones
Pierrepoint (2005) by Adrian Shergold
Shakespeare Behind Bars (2005) by Hank Rogerson
Caché (2005) by Michael Haneke
The Road to Guantanamo (2006) by Michael Winterbottom
Goodnight, and Good Luck (2005) by George Clooney
Saraband (2003) by Ingmar Bergman
Factotum (2005) by Bent Hamar
The Sea Inside [Mar adentro] (2004) by Alejandro Amenábarby
A History of Violence (2005) by David Cronenberg
Crash (2004) by Paul Haggis
Maria Full of Grace(2004) by Joshua Marston
Der Untergang (2004) by Oliver Hirschbiegel
The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004) by Niels Mueller
Kitchen Stories (2003) by Bent Hamer
Closer (2004) by Mike Nichols
Vera Drake (2004) by Mike Leigh
Diarios de motocicleta (2004) by Walter Salles
La Mala Educacion (2004) by Pedro Almodovar
Bowling for Columbine (2002) by Michael Moore
Hable con ella (2002) by Pedro Almodóvar
Elling (2001) by Petter Næss
The Dancer Upstairs (2002) by John Malkovich
Laissez-Passer (2002) by Bertrand Tavernier
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) by Anthony Minghella
Todo sobre mi madre(1999) by Pedro Almodóvar
The Big Lebowski (1998) by Joel Coen
Looking for Richard (1996) by Al Pacino
Il Postino (1994) by Michael Radford
The Piano (1993) by Jane Campion
Änglagård (1992) by Colin Nutley
Thelma & Louise (1991) by Ridley Scott
37°2 le matin (1986) by Jean-Jacques Beineix
Prizzi’s Honor (1985) by John Huston
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) by Hector Babenco
Body Heat (1981) by Lawrence Kasdan
Atlantic City (1980) by Louis Malle
All That Jazz (1979) by Bob Fosse
Scener ur ett äktenskap (1973) by Ingmar Bergman
Cabaret (1972) by Bob Fosse
Morte a Venezia (1971) by Luchino Visconti
The French Connection (1971) by William Friedkin
Bonnie and Clyde (1967) by Arthur Penn
My Fair Lady (1964) by George Cukor
Marnie (1964) by Alfred Hitchcock
Cape Fear (1962) by J. Lee Thompson.
Jules et Jim (1962) by François Truffaut
La Notte (1961) by Michelangelo Antonioni
La Ciociara (1960) by Vittorio De Sica
Psycho (1960) by Alfred Hitchcock
La Dolce vita(1960) by Federico Fellini
The Defiant Ones (1958) by Stanley Kramer
The Key (1958) by Carol Reed
The Young Lions (1958) by Edward Dmytryk
Giant (1956) by George Stevens
The Ladykillers (1955) by Alexander Mackendrick
The African Queen (1951) by John Huston
The Third Man (1949) by Carol Reed
Key Largo (1948) by John Huston
The Big Sleep (1946) by Howard Hawks
Double Indemnity (1944) by Billy Wilder
Casablanca (1942) by Michael Curtiz
The Maltese Falcon (1941) by John Huston
Citizen Kane (1941) by Orson Welles