Movies


(my opinions and other titles – work in progress)

 

FAVORITE MOVIES

 

(original titles in alphabetical order and notes)

[BL] = I’ve the original movie on Bluray – [DVD] = I’ve the original movie – [VHS] = I’ve the original VHS – [TP] I’ve taped it from TV

[P] = I’ve the poster – [B] I’ve the book from which the movie was made – [S] I’ve the CD with the soundtrack

 

DRAMA

A LOVE SONG FOR BOBBY LONG [DVD]

ARGO

ASCENDANCY [VHS]

BREAD AND ROSES

CHARIOTS OF FIRE [IT/UK DVD]

EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED [P] [DVD] [S]

IF… [P] [DVD] [B]

LA MIGLIORE OFFERTA

MATCH POINT [DVD]

PASSION IN THE DESERT [TP]

QUIZ SHOW [DVD]

Rich and Famous [TP] – for the presence of Christopher Isherwood e Don Bachardy

SUNSET BLVD. [DVD]

THE OUTSIDERS [TP]

THIS SPORTING LIFE [TP]

TRAINSPOTTING [DVD] [S]

WHITE HUNTER, BLACK HEART  [DVD] – by Clint Eastwood

WHITE OLEANDER [DVD]

 

 

COMEDY

Altrimenti ci arrabbiamo

BELLA MARTHA [TP]

BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM [DVD]

BENVENUTI AL SUD [TP]

BORN YESTERDAY [DVD]

BURKE & HARE [DVD]

CHOCOLAT [DVD]

DON CAMILLO series [TP]

HAPPY GO LUCKY

HOT FUZZ [DVD]

I AM A CAMERA [B] [TP]

I SOLITI IGNOTI

IF  I HAD A MILLION  [TP] – by Ernst Lubitsch

LES VACANCES DE MONSIEUR HULOT [TP] – by Jacques Tati

Micmacs à tire-larigot by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

MON ONCLE [TP] – by Jacques Tati

PICCOLA POSTA [TP]

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 1 [DVD]

PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM

SOME LIKE IT HOT [DVD]

THE ENGLISHMAN WHO WENT UP A HILL BUT CAME DOWN A MOUNTAIN [TP]

THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS (2009) [DVD]

THE ODD COUPLE [DVD]

THE PRODUCERS (1968)

TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942) [TP] – by Ernst Lubitsch

TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1983) [DVD] – by Mel Brooks

TRADING PLACES [DVD]

WE WANT SEX [DVD]

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN [P] [VHS and 2 collection DVD from gifts]

 

BUSTER KEATON movies

CHARLIE CHAPLIN movies [DVD of The Great Dictator]

LAUREL & HARDY movies [several DVD]

Marx Brothers movies [several DVD]

Spencer/Hill movies

THE PINK PANTER [TP] – with Peter Sellers

TOTÒ movies [DVD] [some original VHS+DVD and TP]

 

 

 

 

GAY THEMED –> go also to the tribute page

A SINGLE MAN [DVD]  [B] [P] – wonderful movie from the novel by Christopher Isherwood

BEAUTIFUL THING [DVD + TP] [S]

BEDROOMS AND HALLWAYS [TP]

BREAKFAST ON PLUTO

FUCKING ÅMÅL [TP]  [P]

HAPPY TOGETHER (Chun gwong cha sit)

MAURICE [DVD] [B]

MILK [DVD] [B] – by Gus Van Sant

PRICK UP YOUR EARS [DVD]

SEBASTIANE [DVD] by Derek Jarman

SOMMERSTURM [TP]

THE BOYS IN THE BAND [TP]

THE CHILDREN’S HOUR [TP]

VICTIM [TP] – with Dirk Bogarde

WAS NÜTZT DIE LIEBE IN GEDANKEN

 

 

CRIME-LAW STORIES & ACTION

 

12 ANGRY MEN 1957

GOSFORD PARK [DVD] – by Robert Altman, with its great cast

ROPE [DVD] by Alfred Hitchcock

SKYFALL

 

 

WESTERN

BLAZING SADDLES [DVD]

CONTINUAVANO A CHIAMARLO TRINITÀ

Destry Rides Again 1939 [TP] – with Marlene Dietrich (it could well have been the inspiration for Madeline Kahn’s “Blazing Saddles” character, Lili Von Schtupp)

E POI LO CHIAMARONO IL MAGNIFICO

HIGH NOON [DVD]

LO CHIAMAVANO TRINITÀ [TP]

PER QUALCHE DOLLARO IN PIÙ [DVD] – by Sergio Leone

SILVERADO

THE FRISCO KID

THE HI-LO COUNTRY [VHS]

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN [DVD]

THE QUICK AND THE DEAD

 

 

WORLD WAR ONE

DEATHWATCH [TP]

JOYEUX NOËL (2005) [DVD]

LA GRANDE ILLUSION [DVD] – by Jean Renoir

LA GRANDE GUERRA

REGENERATION [B] [TP]

WAR HORSE [BL]

 

 

 

 

WORLD WAR TWO

A CANTERBURY TALE 1944  (fantastic that wonderful church-organ scene in the Canterbury Chatedral!)

FASCISTI SU MARTE [DVD] parody of the regime

INGLORIOUS BASTERDS (2009) [DVD] – by Quentin Tarantino

STALINGRAD [TP]

THE TRAIN [TP]

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL

ALEXANDER [DVD]

CASANOVA [DVD]

INTOLERANCE

ROBIN HOOD (many versions of it)

STAGE BEAUTY [DVD]  [P]

 

 

 

OTHER EUROPEAN CINEMA & HISTORY

DAS LEBEN DER ANDEREN [DVD]

DAS LETZTE U-BOOT [TP]

GOODBYE, LENIN! [DVD]

HUNGER

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER [S]

MICHAEL COLLINS

NOI CREDEVAMO

SALVADOR (Puig Antich) [DVD]

THE KING’S SPEECH

 

 

 

 

INSPIRED BY SHAKESPEARE

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

ROMEO AND JULIET [DVD] – by Franco Zeffirelli

THE TEMPEST [DVD] – by Derek Jarman

WEST SIDE STORY [DVD]

 

 

 

MUSICAL/ ABOUT MUSIC & HISTORY OF PERFORMING ARTS

A CHORUS LINE [DVD]

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE [DVD] [S] – wonderful movie, wonderful actors, beautiful soundtrack!!!!

ALMOST FAMOUS [P] [DVD] [S] – by Cameron Crowe

BILLY ELLIOT [P] [DVD] [S]

BROTHERS OF THE HEAD [DVD]

CABARET  [B] [DVD] [S]

Hairspray 1988 [TP] – the unequalled movie by John Waters

JUBILEE (1977) [DVD] – by Derek Jarman

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN [DVD] – the funniest, amusing musical I ever saw!!!!! It’s my favorite one!

STILL CRAZY [DVD]

THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT

THE ARTIST

THE BLUES BROTHERS [DVD] [S]

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW [DVD] [S]

VELVET GOLDMINE [P] [DVD] [S]

VICTOR VICTORIA [TP]

 

 

 

ART THEME

CARAVAGGIO [DVD] – by Derek Jarman

SÉRAPHINE [DVD]

 

 

MYSTERY & HORROR

BLACK SWAN [DVD]

DRACULA [VHS]  with Gary Oldman

HEARTLESS [DVD]

KILL LIST [DVD]

THE ILLUSIONIST [DVD]

THE PRESTIGE [DVD] – Christian Bale

THE RAVEN [DVD]

 

 

SCI-FI & FANTASY & BASED ON COMICS

ATTACK THE BLOCK [Italian DVD + English BL]  – by Joe Cornish — go to my tribute page

AVATAR – by James Cameron

BACK TO THE FUTURE trilogy [DVD]

BATMAN movies with Christian Bale

CITY OF EMBER [DVD]

CLOUD ATLAS

COWBOYS AND ALIENS

HARRY POTTER Saga (I’m interested in the cast, scenography and costumes, not in the books)

HUGO CABRET

INDIANA JONES Saga

LADYHAWKE

SIN CITY [DVD]

SPIDERMAN with Tobey Maguire

STAR WARS

THE HOBBIT

THE ILLUSIONIST inspired by Jacques Tati

THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy [DVD]  [B] [P]

THOR [BL]

TINTIN

WATCHMEN [DVD]

X-MEN movies

 

 

 

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