Sunday, November 22, 2009

auf deutschen straßen



















wim wenders - wings of desire - 1987
(berlin)
including deleted scenes
cinematography by henri alekan







rainer werner fassbinder - ali: fear eats the soul - 1974
(munich)
cinematography by jürgen jürges

(streets thinking about chantal akerman and ernie gehr)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

rhyming couplets

heinrich-siegfried bormann - visual analysis of a piece of music
from a color-theory class with vasily kandinsky - october 21, 1930

detail from - joost schmidt - cover of journal offset. buch und werbekunst
no. 7 - 1926

both from the moma catalogue - bauhaus: workshops for modernity - moma - 2009
also of interest:
bauhaus: a conceptual model (from bauhaus-archiv berlin) - hatje cantz - 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

los angeles, california, from monday, december 10, 1962

poster for joseph cornell's ferus exhibition
image found in the ferus gallery: a place to begin - steidl - 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

an essential cinema

- ben affleck - the town - 2010, argo - 2012

- chantal akerman - hotel monterey - 1972, je, tu, il, elle -1974, jeanne dielman, 23 quai du commerce 1080 bruxelles - 1976, news from home - 1977, les rendez-vous d'anna - 1978, j'ai faim, j'ai froid - 1984


- tomas alfredson - tinker, tailor, soldier, spy - 2011

- lewis allen - the uninvited - 1944

- woody allen - bananas - 1971, everything you always wanted to know about sex * but were afraid to ask - 1972, sleeper - 1973, love and eath - 1975, annie hall - 1977, manhattan - 1979, stardust memories - 1980, a midsummer night's sex comedy - 1982, zelig - 1983, broadway danny rose - 1984, the purple rose of cairo - 1985, hannah and her sisters - 1986, crimes and misdemeanors - 1989, husbands and wives - 1992, manhattan murder mystery - 1993, bullets over broadway - 1994, small time crooks - 2000

- victor alperin - white zombie - 1932

- robert altman - brewster mccloud - 1970, mccabe & mrs. miller - 1971, the long goodbye - 1973, thieves like us - 1974, california split - 1974, nashville - 1975, 3 women - 1977, short cuts - 1993, kansas city - 1996, gosford park - 2001

- american mutoscope & biograph co. - the ghost train - 1903

- lindsay anderson - this sporting life - 1963, if... - 1968, o lucky man! - 1973

- paul thomas anderson - hard eight - 1996, punch-drunk love - 2002, there will be blood - 2007, the master - 2012

- wes anderson - bottle rocket - 1996

- kenneth anger - eaux d'artifice - 1953, rabbit's moon - 1950-1970

- michelangelo antonioni - il grido - 1957, l'avventura - 1960, l'eclisse - 1962, red desert - 1964, the passenger - 1975

- jack arnold - it came from outer space - 1953, creature from the black lagoon - 1954, the incredible shrinking man - 1957

- darren aronofsky - the wrestler - 2008

- hal ashby - harold and maude - 1971, the last detail - 1973, bound for glory - 1976

- anthony asquith - pygmalion - 1938 (with leslie howard), the way to the stars (aka johnny in the clouds) - 1945, the browning version - 1951

- olivier assayas - cold water - 1994

- lloyd bacon (busby berkeley) - footlight parade - 1933

- roy baker - a night to remember - 1958

- bruce baillie - mr. hayashi - 1961, castro street - 1964, all my life - 1966

- carroll ballard - the black stallion - 1979, never cry wolf - 1983

- ilisa barbash & lucien castaing-taylor - sweetgrass - 2009

- daniel barnett - white heart - 1975

- william basinski - disintegration loop 1.1 - 2001

- jacques becker
- touchez pas au grisbi 1954, le trou - 1960

- corinna belz - gerhard richter - painting - 2011

- james benning - rr - 2007, *works

- robert benton - the late show - 1977

- bruce beresford - tender mercies - 1983

- ingmar bergman
- port of call - 1948, smiles of a summer night - 1955, the seventh seal - 1957, wild strawberries - 1957, virgin spring - 1960, through a glass darkly - 1961, winter light - 1963, the silence - 1963, persona - 1967, shame - 1968, hour of the wolf - 1968, scenes from a marriage - 1973/1974, autumn sonata - 1978, fanny and alexander - 1982, saraband - 2003



- claude berri - le vieil homme et l'enfant (the two of us) - 1967

- budd boetticher - the tall t - 1957, ride lonesome - 1959, decision at sundown - 1957, buchanan rides alone - 1958, ride lonesome - 1959

- peter bogdanovich - targets - 1968, the last picture show - 1971, what's up, doc? - 1972, paper moon - 1973

- frank borzage - 7th heaven - 1927, lucky star - 1929, a man's castle - 1933, strange cargo - 1940, moonrise - 1948

- danny boyle - 28 days later - 2002

- stan brakhage
- mothlight - 1963, dog star man - 1964, songs - 1964-1967, the wold shadow - 1972, the text of light - 1974, *romans - 1979-80, arabics - 1980-82, unconscious london strata - 1981, the garden of earthly delights - 1981, hell spit flexion - 1983, * egyptian series - 1984, night music - 1986, dante quartet - 1987, rage net - 1988, for marilyn - 1992, interpolations I-V - 1992, study in color and black and white - 1993, stellar - 1993, black ice - 1994, commingled containers - 1996, beautiful funerals - 1996, the fur of home - 1996, blue value - 1996, polite madness - 1996, preludes 13-18 - 1996, preludes 19-24 - 1997, cat of the worms green realm - 1997, the dark tower - 1999, coupling - 1999, love song - 2001, *panels for the walls of heaven - 2002, *chinese series - 2003 and many other hand painted films



- robert breer - works

- robert bresson - diary of a country priest - 1950, a man escaped - 1957, pickpocket - 1959, au hasard balthazar - 1966, mouchette - 1967, une femme douce - 1969, quatre nuits d'un rêveur - 1971, l'argent - 1983

- richard brooks - deadline usa - 1952, in cold blood - 1967

- tod browning - dracula - 1931, freaks - 1932, mark of the vampire - 1935

- luis bunuel - los olvidados -1950

- charles burnett - killer of sheep -1977

- paul burnford - storm -1940-43

- steve buscemi - trees lounge - 1996, lonesome jim - 2005

- mary ellen bute - works, eps. rythem in light (with melville webber, theodore nemeth) - 1934

- george butler - endurance - 2000

- james cameron - the terminator - 1984

- jane campion - bright star - 2009

- frank capra
- american madness - 1932, lady for a day - 1933, it happened one night - 1934, mr. deeds goes to town - 1936, you can't take it with you - 1938, mr. smith goes to washington - 1939, meet john doe - 1941, arsenic and old lace - 1944, it's a wonderful life - 1946

- jack cardiff - sons and lovers - 1960

- henning carlsen - hunger - 1966

- marcel carné - drole de drame - 1937, le jour se lève - 1939, port of shadows - 1939, children of paradise - 1946

- john carpenter
- assault on precinct 13 - 1976, the thing - 1982, they live - 1988

- john cassavetes - shadows - 1959, faces - 1968, husbands - 1970, minnie and moskowitz - 1971, a woman under the influence - 1974, the killing of a chinese bookie - 1976, love streams - 1984



- lucien castaing-taylor & verena paravel - sweetgrass - 2009, leviathan - 2012

- alberto cavalcanti - they made me a fugitive - 1947

- nuri bilge ceylan - uzak (distant) - 2002

- charles chaplin
- essanay, mutuals, the floorwalker - 1916, the cure - 1917, the kid - 1921, the gold rush - 1925, the circus - 1928, city lights - 1931, modern times - 1936, the great dictator - 1940, monsieur verdoux - 1947, limelight - 1952

- david chase - the sopranos - 1999-2007

- grigori chukhrai - ballad of a soldier - 1959

- michael cimino - thunderbolt and lightfoot - 1974, the deer hunter - 1978

- rené clair - entr'acte (with francis picabia) - 1924, paris qui dort - 1925, and then there were none - 1945

- alan clarke - made in britain - 1982, the firm - 1988, elephant - 1989

- shirley clarke - the connection - 1962, the cool world - 1964

- jack clayton - room at the top - 1959, the innocents - 1961

- edward cline - the bank dick - 1940

- henri-georges clouzot - le corbeau - 1943, quai des orfèvres - 1947, wages of fear - 1952, les diaboliques - 1955, le mystère picasso - 1956

- coen brothers - blood simple - 1984, miller's crossing - 1990, barton fink - 1991, fargo - 1996, the big lebowski - 1998, the man who wasn't there - 2001, no country for old men - 2007, a serious man - 2009, true grit - 2010

- bruce connor - take the 5:10 to dreamland - 1977

- francis ford coppola - the godfather - 1972, the godfather, part II - 1974, the conversation - 1974

- alain corneau - tous les matins du monde - 1991

- joseph cornell - works

- costa-gavras
- missing - 1982

- alex cox - repo man - 1984

- charles crichton
- the lavender hill mob - 1951

- john cromwell - since you went away - 1944

- david cronenberg
- shivers (they came from within) - 1975, the brood - 1979, scanners - 1981, spider - 2002, a history of violence - 2005, eastern promises - 2007

- alfonso cuaron
- children of men - 2006

- george cukor - diner at eight - 1933, holiday - 1938, the philadelphia story - 1940, gaslight - 1944, adam's rib - 1949, born yesterday - 1950, the marrying kind - 1952, it should happen to you - 1954, a star is born - 1954

- michael curtiz - angels with dirty faces - 1938, dive bomber - 1941, casablanca - 1942, we're no angels - 1955

- dardenne brothers - la promesse - 1996, rosetta - 1999, le fils - 2002, l'enfant - 2005

- jules dassin - brute force - 1947, the naked city - 1948, thieves' highway - 1949, night and the city - 1950, rififi - 1955



- delmer daves - dark passage - 1947, 3:10 to yuma - 1957

- terence davies - distant voices, still lives - 1988, the long day closes - 1992, the deep blue sea - 2011

- basil dearden - the blue lamp - 1950

- cecil b. demille - union pacific - 1939

- jonathon demme - the silence of the lambs - 1991

- claire denis - trouble every day - 2001, friday night - 2002

- walt disney (as producer) - snow white and the seven dwarfs - 1937, fantasia - 1940, pinocchio - 1940, dumbo - 1941, bambi - 1942 and others

- edward dmytryk - the sniper - 1952

- andrew dominik - the assassination of jesse james by the coward robert ford - 2007, killing them softly - 2012

- evelina domnitch & dmitry gelfand - camera lucida - 2006

- clive donner - the caretaker - 1963

- gordon douglas - them! - 1954

- alexandr dovzhenko - arsenal - 1928, earth - 1930

- carl theodor dreyer - la passion de deanne d'arc - 1928, vampyr - 1932, day of wrath - 1943, ordet - 1955

- marcel duchamp - anemic cinema - 1929

- daryl duke - payday - 1973

- julien duvivier - pépé le moko - 1937

- charles & ray eames - blacktop - 1952, toccata for toy train - 1957, powers of ten - 1977

- clint eastwood - play misty for me - 1971, high plains drifter - 1973, the outlaw josey wales - 1976, pale rider - 1985, bird - 1988, unforgiven - 1992, mystic river - 2003, million dollar baby - 2004, gran torino - 2008

- blake edwards - days of wine and roses - 1962

- brian eno - thursday afternoon - 1984, mistaken memories of mediaeval manhattan - 1987

- victor erice - the spirit of the beehive - 1973, el sur (the south) - 1983, the dream of light: quince tree of the sun - 1992, lifeline segment from ten minutes older: the trumpet - 2002



- jean eustache - la maman et la putain - 1973

- keith evans - works (see silt)

- rainer werner fassbinder - why does herr r. run amok? - 1969, the bitter tears of petra von kant - 1972, ali: fear eats the soul - 1973, martha - 1973, mother kusters goes to heaven - 1975, in the year of 13 moons - 1978, berlin alexanderplatz - 1979/1980

- federico fellini - i vitelloni - 1953, la strada - 1954, nights of cabiria - 1957

- abel ferrara - bad lieutenant - 1992, the funeral - 1996

- david fincher - zodiac - 2007, the curious case of benjamin button - 2008

- oskar fischinger - works

- peter fischli david weiss - the way things go - 1987

- robert j. flaherty - *nanook of the north - 1922, the twenty-four dollar island - 1927, man of aran - 1934, louisiana story - 1948

- richard fleischer - the narrow margin - 1952, 10 rillington place - 1971

- john ford -
arrowsmith - 1931, the informer - 1935, the prisoner of shark island - 1936, wee willie winkie - 1937, stagecoach - 1939, drums along the mohawk - 1939, young mr. lincoln - 1939, the long voyage home - 1940, the grapes of wrath - 1940, how green was my valley - 1941, they were expendable - 1945, my darling clementine - 1946, fort apache - 1948, 3 godfathers - 1948, she wore a yellow ribbon - 1949, wagon master - 1950, rio grande - 1950, the quiet man - 1952, the searchers - 1956, the man who shot liberty valance - 1962



- milos forman - lásky jedné plavovlásky (loves of a blonde) - 1965, the fireman's ball - 1967, one flew over the cuckoo's nest - 1975, amadeus - 1984

- hollis frampton - hapax legomena I: (nostalgia) - 1971, zorns lemma - 1970

- georges franju - le sang des bêtes - 1949, eyes without a face - 1969, judex - 1963

- john frankenheimer - the train - 1964

- stephen frears - the hit - 1984

- karl freund - the mummy - 1932

- william friedkin - the french connection - 1971, the exorcist - 1973

- samuel fuller
- power of the press - 1943, pickup on south street - 1953, forty guns - 1957, underworld u.s.a - 1961, shock corridor - 1963, the naked kiss - 1974

- vincent gallo - buffalo '66 - 1998, the brown bunny - 2004

- ernie gehr - works

- sidney gilliat - green for danger - 1946

- jonathan glazer - sexy beast - 2000

- larry gottheim - works (esp. fog line - 1970, barn rushes - 1971)

- edmund goulding - grand hotel - 1932

- nancy graves - isy boukir - 1971

- david gordon green - george washington - 2000

- d.w. griffith - a corner in wheat - 1909 (plus the biograph shorts)

- philip gröning - die grosse stille - 2005

- ulu grosbard - straight time - 1978

- john grzinich - works

- alexander hall - here comes mr. jordan - 1941

- peter hall - the homecoming - 1973

- guy hamilton - an inspector calls - 1954

- michael haneke - the piano teacher - 2002, cache - 2005, the white ribbon - 2009, amour - 2012

- curtis hanson - l.a. confidential - 1997, wonder boys - 2000

- curtis harrinton - night tide - 1961

- herk harvey - carnival of souls - 1962

- henry hathaway - the house on 92nd street - 1945, kiss of death - 1947, 13 rue madeleine - 1947, call northside 777 - 1948

- howard hawks - scarface - 1932, ceiling zero - 1936, bringing up baby - 1938, only angels have wings - 1939, his girl friday - 1940, ball of fire - 1941, sergeant york - 1941, to have and have not - 1944, the big sleep - 1946, red river - 1948, i was a male war bride - 1949, the thing from another world - 1951, rio bravo - 1959

- todd haynes - safe - 1995, far from heaven - 2002

- amy heckerling - fast times at ridgemont high - 1982

- monte hellman - ride in the whirlwind - 1965, the shooting - 1967, two-lane blacktop - 1971, cockfighter - 1974

- werner herzog - aguirre: the wrath of god - 1972, the great ecsatsy of the sculptor steiner - 1974, the enigma of kaspar hauser - 1974, heart of glass - 1976, stroszek - 1977, woyzeck - 1979, nosferatu the vampyre - 1979, fitzcarraldo - 1982, cobra verde - 1987, lessons of darkness - 1995, my best fiend: klaus kinski - 1999

- walter hill - the warriors - 1979

- arthur hiller - the out-of-towners - 1970

- kim hiorthoy - supersilent 7 - 2005



- alfred hitchcock - the 39 steps - 1935, sabotage - 1936, the lady vanishes - 1938, foreign correspondent - 1940, rebecca - 1940, saboteur - 1942, shadow of a doubt - 1943, lifeboat - 1944, rope - 1948, strangers on a train - 1951, rear window - 1954, the wrong man - 1956, vertigo - 1958, north by northwest -1959, the birds - 1963

- leslie howard (with anthony asquith) - pygmalion - 1938

- h bruce humberstone - sun valley serenade - 1941

- frank hurley - south - 1919

- john huston - the maltese falcon - 1941, the treasure of the sierra madre - 1948, key largo - 1948, the asphalt jungle - 1950, beat the devil - 1954, the list of adrian messenger - 1963, the night of the iguana - 1964, fat city - 1972, wise blood - 1979

- zoltan huszarik - elegia - 1965

- peter hutton - works

- kon ichikawa - the burmese harp - 1956, odd obsession - 1959, fires on the plain - 1959, *alone across the pacific - 1963

- shohei imamura - the insect woman - 1963, the eel - 1997

- alejandro gonzález iñárritu - amores peros - 2000, 21 grams - 2003

- otar iosselliani - april - 1961, the falling leaves - 1966, there was once a singing blackbird - 1970, pastorale - 1976

- john irvin - tinker, tailor, soldier, spy - 1979

- james ivory - a room with a view - 1985, howard's end - 1992, the remains of the day - 1993

- peter jackson - heavenly creatures - 1994, lord of the rings - 2001-2003, king kong - 2005, the hobbit: an unexpected journey - 2012

- ken jacobs - tom, tom, the piper's son - 1969, the doctor's dream - 1978, keaton's cops - 1991, disorient express - 1995, muybridge on wheels - 1996, georgetown loop - 1997, ontic antics starring laurel and hardy - 1997, bitemporal vision: the sea - 1999, opening the 19th century 1896 - 1999 (1980s-90s), celestial subway lines - 2005, all nervous system performances and other films (marey, little train of pleasure, stern's duplex railway).



- jim jarmusch
- stranger than paradise - 1984, down by law - 1986, mystery train - 1989, night on earth (some episodes) - 1991, dead man - 1995, ghost dog: the way of the samurai - 2000, coffee and cigarettes - 2003, broken flowers - 2005

- julian jarrold, james marsh, anand tucker - the red riding trilogy - 2009

- norman jewison - in the heat of the night - 1967, fiddler on the roof - 1971

- roland joffe - the mission - 1986

- neil jordanthe miracle - 1991, the crying game - 1992

- mikhail kalatozishvili
- the cranes are flying - 1957, the letter never sent - 1959, i am cuba - 1964, the red tent - 1969

- phil karlson - scandal sheet - 1952 (from samuel fuller's the dark page)

- wong kar-wai: days of being wild 1991, chung king express - 1994, fallen angels 1995, happy together 1997, in the mood for love 2001, 2046 2005

- philip kaufman - the right stuff - 1983, the unbearable lightness of being - 1988

- aki kaurismaki - shadows in paradise - 1986, ariel - 1988, the match factory girl - 1990, drifting clouds - 1996, the man without a past - 2002, lights in the dusk - 2006, le havre - 2011

- elia kazan - a tree grows in brooklyn - 1945, gentleman's agreement - 1945, panic in the streets - 1950, a streetcar named desire - 1951, viva zapata! - 1952, on the waterfront - 1954, baby doll - 1956, a face in the crowd - 1957

- buster keaton - works, esp. the boat 1921, go west - 1925

- abbas kiarostami - where is the friends home? - 1987, five dedicated to ozu - 2003

- krzysztof kieslowski
- the decalogue - 1987, a short film about killing - 1988, a short film about love - 1988, the double life of veronique - 1991, blue - 1993, white - 1994, red - 1994



- henry king - twelve o'clock high - 1949, the bravados - 1958

- dimitri kirsanoff - *rapt - 1934

- takeshi kitano
- sonatine - 2002

- masaki kobayashi - harakiri - 1962, samurai rebellion - 1967, the human condition - 1959/1961

- thomas köner - from the outskirts of the nothing to the suburbs of the void - 2006

- alexander korda - the private life of henry viii. - 1933, that hamilton women - 1941

- henry koster - the bishop's wife - 1947, harvey - 1950, no highway in the sky - 1951, my man godfrey - 1957

- stanley kramer - judgment at nuremberg - 1961

- kurt kren - works (esp. 31/75 asyl - 1975)

- peter kubelka - arnulf rainer - 1960

- stanley kubrick - the killing - 1956, paths of glory - 1957, dr. strangelove or: how i learned to stop worrying and love the bomb - 1964, 2001: a space odyssey - 1968, a clockwork orange - 1971, barry lyndon - 1975, the shining - 1980

- akira kurosawa - stray dog - 1949, rashomon - 1950, ikiru - 1952, seven samurai - 1954, throne of blood - 1957, hidden fortress - 1958, yojimbo - 1961, sanjuro - 1962, high and low - 1963, red beard - 1965, dersu uzala - 1975

- gregory la cava - my man godfrey - 1936, stage door - 1937

- albert lamorisse - le ballon rouge - 1956, crin blanc: le cheval sauvage - 1953

- fritz lang - m - 1931, the testament of dr. mabuse - 1933, the return of frank james - 1940, man hunt - 1941, hangmen also die - 1943, ministry of fear - 1944, scarlet street - 1945

- claude lanzmann - *shoah - 1985

- marc lapore - works (esp. sudan rolls - 1989, new york rolls - 1990, a depression in the bay of bengal - 1996)

- charles laughton - the night of the hunter - 1955

- frank launder - i see a dark stranger - 1946

- laurel & hardy - battle of the century - 1927

- david lean - in which we serve - 1942 (w/ noel coward), this happy breed - 1944, brief encounter 1946, great expectations - 1946, oliver twist - 1948, the sound barrier - 1952, hobson's choice - 1954, the bridge on the river kwai - 1957, lawrence of arabia - 1962, doctor zhivago - 1965, ryan's daughter - 1970

- ang lee - brokeback mountain - 2005

- spike lee - do the right thing - 1989

- malcolm le grice - after lumiere- l'arrosuer arrose - 1974, blackbird descending - tense alignment - 1977

- mike leigh - naked - 1993, secrets & lies - 1996, all or nothing - 2002, vera drake - 2004, another year - 2010

- mitchell leisen - midnight - 1939

- mervin leroy - random harvest - 1942

- sergio leone
- a fistful of dollars - 1964, for a few dollars more - 1965, the good, the bad and the ugly - 1966, once upon a time in the west - 1968

- saul levine - note to patti - 1969, notes after long silence - 1989, light lick series - 2000

- joseph h. lewis - gun crazy - 1950, the big combo - 1954, terror in a texas town - 1958

- tarrl lightowler - works

- anatole litvak - the snake pit - 1948, decision before dawn - 1951, goodbye again - 1961

- barbara loden - wanda - 1970

- joseph losey - time without pity - 1957, mr. klein - 1976



- rose lowder - champs provincial - 1979, *works

- ernst lubitsch - trouble in paradise - 1932, ninotchka - 1939, the shop around the corner - 1940, to be or not to be - 1942, heaven can wait - 1943

- mary lucier - dawn burn - 1975, *works

- sidney lumet - 12 angry men - 1957, the fugitive kind - 1959, the pawnbroker - 1965, serpico - 1973, the offence (something like the truth) - 1973, dog day afternoon - 1975, network - 1976, the verdict - 1982

- lumieres brothers - works



- len lye - works

- david lynch - eraserhead - 1977, the elephant man - 1980, blue velvet - 1986, twin peaks series - 1990-1991, premonition following an evil deed (from lumière et compagnie) - 1995, the straight story - 1999, mulholland drive - 2001, inland empire - 2006

- alexander mackendrick - whiskey galore! - 1949, the ladykillers - 1955, sweet smell of success - 1957

- louis malle - atlantic city - 1980, au revoir les enfants - 1987

- terrence malik - badlands - 1973, days of heaven - 1978, the thin red line - 1998, the new world - 2005, the tree of life - 2011

- david mamet - things change - 1988, homicide - 1991, glengarry glen ross - 1992, redbelt - 2008

- rouben mamoulian - queen christina - 1933

- anthony mann - railroaded! - 1947, t-men - 1947, raw deal - 1948, side street - 1950, winchester '73 - 1950, the furies - 1950, bend of the river - 1952, the naked spur - 1953, the far country - 1955, the man from laramie - 1955, men in war - 1957, the tin star - 1957

- michael mann
- man hunter - 1986, heat - 1995, public enemies - 2009, luck - 2011

- man ray - le retour a la raison - 1923

- george marshall - destry rides again - 1939, the blue dahlia - 1946

- archie mayo - the petrified forest - 1936

- paul mazursky - harry and tonto - 1974

- jim mcbride - david holzman's diary - 1967

- anthony mccall - landscape for fire - 1972, landscape for white squares - 1972, earthwork - 1972, fire cycles ii - 1973

- leo mccarey - duck soup - 1933, ruggles of red gap - 1935, the awful truth - 1937, love affair - 1939, an affair to remember - 1957

- steve mcqueen - hunger - 2008, shame - 2011

- peter medak - romeo is bleeding - 1993

- jonas mekas - the brig - 1964, diaries notes and sketches - 1969, lost lost lost - 1976, zefiro torna or scenes from the life of george maciunas (fluxus) - 1992, birth of a nation - 1997, 365 cycle - 2007

- georges melies
- works

- jean-pierre melville - le doulos - 1962, le samouraï - 1967, l'armée des ombres - 1969, le cercle rouge - 1970



- marie menken - works (esp. arabesque for kenneth anger - 1961)

- oscar micheaux - body and soul - 1925, ten minutes to live - 1932

- roger michell - persuasion - 1995

- lewis milestone - arch of triumph - 1948

- vincente minelli - meet me in st. louis -1944, an american in paris - 1952, the bad and the beautiful - 1952

- tsai ming-liang - vive l'amour - 1994, the river - 1997, what time is it there? - 2001

- kenji mizoguchi - ugetsu - 1953, sansho the bailiff - 1954

- dominik moll - with a friend like harry - 2000

- errol morris - vernon, florida - 1981, the thin blue line - 1988

- robert morris - mirror - 1969

- bill morrison - decasia: the state of decay - 2004



- robert mulligan - to kill a mockingbird - 1962

- f. w. murnau - nosferatu - 1922, the last laugh - 1924, faust - 1926, sunrise - 1927, city girl - 1930

- j.j. murphy - *works

- hans namuth - jackson pollock 51 - 1951

- mikio naruse - when a women ascends the stairs - 1960

- ronald neame - gambit - 1966, scrooge - 1970, hopscotch - 1980

- roy william neill
- sherlock holmes (series with basil rathbone and nigel bruce) - 1942-1946

- gunvor nelson - works (esp my name is oona - 1969)

- mike nichols - who's afraid of virginia woolf? - 1966, the graduate - 1967, the fortune - 1975, the birdcage - 1996, wit - 2001, closer - 2004, charlie wilson's war - 2007

- christopher nolan - batman begins - 2005, the dark knight - 2008, inception - 2010, the dark knight rises - 2012

- andrew noren - *works

- yuri norshteyn - works esp. hedgehog in the fog - 1975, tale of tales - 1979

- laurence olivier - *henry v - 1944, hamlet - 1948, *richard iii - 1955

- ermanno olmi - il posto - 1961, i fidanzati - 1962, the tree of wooden clogs - 1978

- max ophuls - the reckless moment - 1949, la ronde - 1950

- yasujiro ozu - a story of floating weeds - 1934, late spring - 1949, early summer - 1951, tokyo story - 1953, early spring - 1956, tokyo twilight - 1957, floating weeds - 1959, an autumn afternoon - 1962

- g. w. pabst - pandora's box - 1929, the threepenny opera - 1931

- alan j. pakula - klute - 1971, the parallax view - 1974, all the president's men - 1976

- sergei parajanov - shadows of forgotten ancestors - 1964

- alan parker - angel heart - 1987, mississippi burning - 1988

- james parrot - the music box - 1932 (laurel & hardy move a piano)

- p. p. pasolini - accattone - 1961, mamma roma - 1962, the gospel according to st. matthew - 1964, teorema - 1968, salo, or the 120 days of sodom - 1975

- sam peckinpah - ride the high country - 1962, the wild bunch - 1969, junior bonner - 1972, the getaway - 1972, pat garrett and billy the kid - 1973, bring me the head of alfredo garcia - 1974

- arthur penn - bonnie and clyde - 1967

- maurice pialat - van gogh - 1991

- j. leighton pierce -
works (esp. you can drive the big rigs - 1989, principles of harmonic motion - 1991, glass - 1998, mr person in the water - 2006)



- roman polanski - knife in the water - 1962, repulsion - 1965, cul-de-sac - 1966, the fearless vampire killers - 1967, rosemary's baby - 1968, macbeth - 1971, chinatown - 1974, the tenant - 1976, tess - 1979, frantic - 1988, the pianist - 2002, oliver twist - 2005

- sydney pollack - three days of the condor - 1975

- abraham polonsky - force of evil - 1948

- gillo pontecorvo - the battle of algiers - 1966

- micheal powell & emeric pressburger - the edge of the world -1937, the spy in black - 1939, the thief of bagdad - 1940 (w/ ludwig berger and tim whelan), contraband - 1940, 49th parallel - 1941, one of 0ur aircraft is missing - 1942, the life and death of colonel blimp - 1943, a canterbury tale - 1944, 'i know where i'm going!' - 1945, a matter of life and death - 1946, black narcissus - 1947, the red shoes - 1948, the small back room - 1949, gone to earth - 1950, peeping tom - 1960

- otto preminger - fallen angel - 1945, river of no return - 1954, the man with the golden arm - 1955, anatomy of a murder - 1959, bunny lake is missing - 1965

- martin provost - séraphine - 2008

- michael radford - nineteen eighty-four - 1984

- bob rafelson - five easy pieces - 1970, the postman always rings twice - 1981

- nicholas ray - they live by night - 1948, in a lonely place - 1950, lusty men - 1952, johnny guitar - 1954, rebel without a cause - 1955, bigger than life - 1956

- satyajit ray - pather panchali - 1955, aparajito - 1957, the world of apu - 1959

- jurgen reble - chicago - 1996, *works



- carol reed
- night train to munich - 1940, the stars look down - 1940, the way ahead - 1944, odd man out - 1947, the fallen idol - 1948, the third man - 1949, outcast of the islands - 1952, our man in havana - 1959, oliver! 1968

- thomas reichman - mingus - 1968

- al reinert - for all mankind - 1989

- jean renoir - boudu saved from drowning - 1932, grand illusion - 1937, la bete humaine - 1938, the rules of the game - 1939, the river - 1951

- alain resnais - night and fog - 1955, hiroshima mon amour - 1959

- dick richards - rafferty and the gold dust twins - 1975

- tony richardson - the loneliness of the long distance runner - 1962

- hans richter - rhythmus 21 - 1921

- leni riefenstahl - olympia - 1938

- wolf rilla - village of the damned - 1960

- martin ritt - the long, hot summer - 1958, hud - 1963, the spy who came in from the cold - 1965, the front - 1976

- jacques rivette
- la belle noiseuse - 1991

- mark robson - champion - 1949, from the terrace - 1960

- henwar rodakiewicz - portrait of a young man - 1925-31

- nicholas roeg - don't look now - 1973

- george romero - night of the living dead - 1968

- roberto rossellini - rome, open city - 1945, *stromboli, terra di dio - 1950, the flowers of st. francis - 1950, *viaggio in italia - 1954, il generale della rovere - 1959

- robert rossen - body and soul - 1947, the hustler - 1961

- jean rouch - les maitres fous - 1957

- georges rouquier - *farrebique ou les quatre saisons - 1946

- ken russell - the devils - 1971, altered states - 1980

- roy del ruth - it happened on 5th ave - 1947

- walter ruttmann - berlin, symphony of a city - 1927



- mark sandrich - the gay divorcee - 1934, top hat - 1935, shall we dance - 1937, carefree - 1938

- gus van sant - gerry - 2002, elephant - 2003, last days - 2005

- richard sarafian - vanishing point - 1971

- joseph sargent - the taking of pelham one two three - 1974

- john sayles - matewan - 1987, lone star - 1996

- john schlesinger - far from the madding crowd - 1967, marathon man - 1976

- barbet schroeder - barfly - 1987

- paul schrader - hardcore - 1979, affliction - 1997

- gerry schum - land art - 1968-69

- martin scorsese - mean streets - 1973, italianamerican - 1974, alice doesn't live here anymore - 1974, taxi driver - 1976, the last waltz - 1978, american boy: a profile of steven prince - 1978, raging bull - 1980, the last temptation of christ - 1988, goodfellas - 1990, cape fear - 1991, no direction home: bob dylan - 2005, shutter island - 2010

- campbell scott, stanley tucci - big night - 1996

- ridley scott - alien - 1979

- william a. seiter - if you could only cook - 1935

- paul sharits -
n:o:t:h:i:n:g: - 1968, t,o,u,c,h,i,n,g, - 1969, bad burns - 1982, and *works

- charles sheeler and paul strand - manhatta -1921

- jim sheridan - in the name of the father - 1993

- kaneto shindô - onibaba - 1964

- masahiro shinoda - double suicide - 1969

- vittorio de sica - the children are watching us - 1947, the bicycle thief - 1948, umberto d. - 1952, indiscretion of an american wife - 1954, la ciociara (two women) - 1960



- don siegel - invasion of the body snatchers - 1956, the lineup - 1958, dirty harry - 1972, charley varrick - 1973, the shootist - 1976, escape from alcatraz - 1979

- silt (& kieth evans)
- works

- robert siodmak - the killers - 1946, criss cross - 1949

- douglas sirk - shockproof - 1949 (written by samuel fuller), magnificent obsession - 1954, all that heaven allows - 1955, written on the wind - 1956, tarnished angels - 1958

- jose antonio sistiaga
- ere erera baleibu icik subua aruaren - 1970, impressions in the upper atmosphere - 1989

- victor sjöström - the wind - 1928

- george sluizer - the vanishing - 1988

- harry smith - works

- jack smith - flaming creatures - 1963

- robert smithson - spiral jetty - 1970

- michael snow
- new york eye and ear control - 1964, wavelength - 1967, <---> back and forth - 1969, la région centrale - 1971, see you later - 1990

- phil solomon - the secret garden - 1988, the exquisite hour - 1989, figure/ground (the snowman) - 1995

- todd solondz - happiness - 1998

- steven spielberg - duel - 1970, munich - 2005, war horse - 2011

- götz spielmann - revanche - 2008

- john m. stahl - imitation of life - 1934

- ralph steiner - h2o - 1929, surf & seaweed - 1929/30, mechanical principles - 1930

- josef von sternberg - morocco - 1930, shanghai express - 1932, blonde venus - 1932, the scarlet empress - 1934, the devil is a woman - 1935

- george stevens - swing time - 1936, penny serenade - 1941, the talk of the town - 1942, a place in the sun - 1951

- erich von stroheim - greed - 1924, queen kelly - 1929

- preston sturges - the great mcginty - 1940, christmas in july - 1940, the lady eve - 1941, sullivan's travels - 1941, the palm beach story - 1942, the miracle of morgan's creek - 1944, hail the conquering hero - 1944, unfaithfully yours - 1948

- jános szász - woyzeck - 1994

- quentin tarantino - pulp fiction - 1994, jackie brown - 1997

- andrei tarkovsky - ivanovo detstvo (ivan's childhood) - 1962, andrei rublev - 1969, solaris - 1972, the mirror - 1975, stalker - 1979, nostalghia - 1983, the sacrifice - 1986



- béla tarr - damnation - 1988, satantango - 1994, werckmeister harmonies - 2000, - the turin horse (w/ ágnes hranitzky) - 2011

- jacques tati - jour de fête - 1949, les vacances de monsieur hulot - 1953, mon oncle - 1958, play time - 1967

- peter tscherkassky - l’arrivée - 1997

- hiroshi teshigahara - woman in the dunes - 1964, antonio gaudí - 1984

- ralph thomas - the clouded yellow - 1950

- andré de toth - crime wave - 1954

- jacques tourneur - cat people - 1942, the leopard man - 1943, i walked with a zombie - 1943, out of the past - 1947, canyon passage - 1946, nightfall - 1957, night (or curse) of the demon - 1957

- lars von trier - europa - 1991, the kingdom - 1994/7, breaking the waves - 1996, idioterne - 1998, dancer in the dark - 2000, dogville - 2003

- jan troell - *the emigrants - 1971, *the new land - 1972, hamsun - 1996, *as white as in snow - 2001, everlasting moments - 2008

- francois truffault - the adventures of antoine doinel (the 400 blows, antoine and colette, stolen kisses, bed and board, and love on the run) - 1959-1979

- agnes varda - vagabond - 1985, the gleaners and i - 2000

- dziga vertov - man with a movie camera - 1929

- king vidor - the crowd - 1928, street scene - 1931, our daily bread - 1934, man without a star - 1955

- jean vigo
- a propos de nice - 1929-1930, taris - 1931, zero de conduite - 1933, l'atalante - 1934

- carlos vilardebó - alexander calder: le cirque de calder - 1961

- thomas vintenberg - the celebration - 1998

- luchino visconti
- le notti bianche - 1957



- slavko vorkapich and john hoffman - moods of sea - 1941

- raoul walsh - the big trail - 1930, the roaring twenties - 1939, dark command - 1940, they drive by night - 1940, high sierra - 1941, white heat - 1949, captain horatio hornblower r.n. - 1951

- bing wang - *tie xi qu: west of the tracks - 2003

- wayne wang - smoke - 1995

- david s. ward - cannery row - 1982

- andy warhol - empire - 1964, horse - 1965, beauty #2 - 1965, chelsea girls - 1966, the velvet underground and nico - 1966 and others

- peter watkins - edvard munch - 1976

- peter weir - picnic at hanging rock - 1975, the last wave - 1977

- orson welles - citizen kane - 1941, the magnificent ambersons - 1942, the lady from shanghai - 1948, touch of evil - 1958

- william wellman
- the public enemy - 1931, beau geste - 1939, the ox-bow incident - 1943, the story of g.i. joe - 1945, yellow sky - 1948

- chris welsby - works

- wim wenders - kings of the road - 1976, the american friend - 1977, paris, texas - 1984, wings of desire - 1987, don't come knocking - 2005

- alfred l. werker - the adventures of sherlock holmes - 1939

- james whale - frankenstein - 1931, the invisible man - 1933, bride of frankenstein - 1935

- james white (for edison) - paris exposition films - 1900

- james whitney
- works

- robert wiene - the cabinet of dr. caligari - 1919

- billy wilder - the major and the minor - 1942, double indemnity - 1944, the lost weekend - 1945, sunset boulevard - 1950, ace in the hole - 1951, stalag 17 - 1953, sabrina - 1954, witness for the prosecution - 1957, the apartment - 1960, one, two, three - 1961, irma la douce - 1963

- simon wincer - lonesome dove - 1989

- terence winter - boardwalk empire - 2010

- robert wise - the curse of the cat people - 1944, blood on the moon - 1948, the set-up - 1949, the day the earth stood still - 1951, somebody up there likes me - 1956, odds against tomorrow - 1959, west side story - 1961, two for the seesaw - 1962, the haunting - 1963, the sound of music - 1965, the sand pebbles - 1966

- john woo - hard boiled - 1992, the killer - 1989

- ed wood - glen or glenda - 1953, plan 9 from outer space - 1959

- sam wood - goodbye mr. chips - 1939, pride of the yankees - 1942, for whom the bell tolls - 1943

- fred worden - *works

- basil wright - song of ceylon - 1934

- william wyler - counsellor at law - 1933, the good fairy - 1935, wuthering heights - 1939, the westerner - 1940, the little foxes - 1941, mrs. miniver - 1942, the best years of our lives - 1946, the heiress - 1949, detective story - 1951, roman holiday - 1953, friendly persuasion - 1956, the big country - 1958

- peter yates - bullitt - 1968, the friends of eddie coyle - 1973

- zhang yimou - ju dou - 1990 (w/ fengliang yang), raise the red lantern - 1991, to live - 1994, not one less - 1999, the road home - 2000, hero - 2002, house of flying daggers - 2004, riding alone for thousands of miles - 2005

- fred zinnemann - high noon - 1952, from here to eternity - 1953, the nun's story - 1959, the day of the jackal - 1973

- valerio zurlini - violent summer - 1959


(films influential to the art of memory)

* indicates films i have yet to see

update on previous essential cinema list