Sunday, September 3, 2017

417. Walter Becker


It was just barely January of 1974 and I'm working out of Pasadena (Colorado and Lake) for Wherehouse Records, as their "classical buyer." Part of my job description was to make sure that all 45 SoCal stores were properly stocked with the classical catalogue.

Amazingly, this meant every single release from the major labels like Columbia, RCA, EMI, and my favorite label, DGG, with its Archiv subsidiary which specialized in everything before 1800.

This minimum wage job ($2.00/hr) was one of the happiest times of my life!

I shuffled back and forth from the 45 stores -- quickly learning L.A.'s freeway system -- but the Pasadena store was my home base.

[One of the more lovelier tasks I was assigned to was to co-direct the opening of the huge new store on Sunset Boulevard. I will never forget the days arranging bins of lovely new shrink-wrapped, 33-1/3 RPM long-playing record albums!]

I didn't pay much attention to non-classical music. But during those early weeks of 1974, the buzz began to hum about an upcoming dual-release party -- for Joni Mitchell's long-awaited "Court and Spark" and Bob Dylan's "Planet Waves."

It was a big deal! I remember schlepping hundreds of boxes of fresh-pressed LPs -- Joni on the left side and Dylan on the right. We were busy from opening to close and completely sold out of both new releases.

A month or so later, this 16-year-old kid came up to me asking for the new Steely Dan album, "Pretzel Logic."

As I rang him up, I could tell he was jumping out of skin with excitement. "Have you heard this yet?" he asked me hopefully.

"No," I replied. "I'm not really into that kind of music."

The kid refused to leave the counter until I promised him I would check them out.

I owe that kid a huge debt of gratitude. "Pretzel Logic" was in heavy rotation in my brain for months.

Each new release became an unforgettable listening experience -- I can remember tingling at the details on "Katy Lied" and the astonishment at Steve Gadd on "Aja."

But through it all was Fagen and Becker -- writing tight 4-minute masterpieces, one right after the other.

By the time "Two Against Nature" came out, the Danners were flipping out for something new. And man, did we get it!


Becker's two solo albums -- "11 Tracks of Whack" (1994) and "Circus Money" (2008) are great masterpieces, imho.

Thank you, Walter.

For everything.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

416. Dad would be 98 today!

A wonderful memory from 1972 (I was 19):

I had just returned home to Pittsburgh from several years study in Paris. I was planning to move on -- when Dad had his second heart attack.

It quickly became obvious that it would be necessary for me to stay and help Mom run the business (a music store in Washington, PA.) ... Eventually, Dad became well enough to return to work.

This was one of the happiest times of my life, as Dad and I became closer. He was trying to teach me about business, thinking perhaps that I might take over the store someday. We became closer than ever because we were spending so much time together. (As a kid, Dad was on the road a lot. I didn't spend even 5% of the time with Dad that I spent with my own children!)

The highlight of those days was our daily walk down Main Street to the George Washington Hotel for lunch. We'd talk about music, religion, politics.

But I was always totally amazed at the way nearly every adult passing in the opposite direction would see my father and shout out something like, "Hey Sam -- how are you?" It seemed like he knew everyone in this relatively small city, and how much he seemed to be loved and respected by everyone.

One day during this lovely ritual, I heard Dad call out a hello to some guy passing in the opposite direction. No response.

At lunch, I asked him about it.

"Oh, we had a falling out years ago."

"But why did you say hello to him, then?"

I don't recall him giving me any kind of specific answer. I just can remember his angelic smile, and it came to me in a rush -- I had never really heard my father speak unkindly about anyone other than Richard Nixon.

I always had the fried shrimp. Dad ate cottage cheese a lot.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

415. The Criterion Collection (Spine #001 - 764)

THE CRITERION COLLECTION

  1. Grand Illusion / Renoir / 1937 / France
  2. Seven Samurai / Kurosawa / 1954 / Japan
  3. The Lady Vanishes / Hitchcock / 1938 / United Kingdom
  4. Amarcord / Fellini / 1973 / Italy
  5. The 400 Blows / Truffaut / 1959 / France
  6. Beauty and the Beast / Cocteau; Clément / 1946 / France
  7. A Night to Remember / Baker / 1958 / United Kingdom
  8. The Killer / Woo / 1989 / Hong Kong
  9. Hard Boiled / Woo / 1992 / Hong Kong
  10. Walkabout / Roeg / 1971 / Australia
  11. The Seventh Seal / Bergman / 1957 / Sweden
  12. This is Spinal Tap / Reiner / 1984 / United States
  13. Silence of the Lambs / Demme / 1991 / United States
  14. Samurai I/ Inagaki / 1954 / Japan
  15. Samurai II / Inagaki / 1955 / Japan
  16. Samurai III / Inagaki / 1956 / Japan
  17. Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom / Pasolini / 1975 / Italy
  18. The Naked Kiss / Fuller / 1964 / United States
  19. Shock Corridor / Fuller / 1963 / United States
  20. Sid and Nancy / Cox / 1986 / United States
  21. Dead Ringers / Cronenberg / 1988 / United States
  22. Summertime / Lean / 1955 / United States
  23. Robocop / Verhoeven / 1987 / United States
  24. High and Low / Kurosawa / 1963 / Japan
  25. Alphaville / Godard / 1965 / France
  26. The Long Good Friday / Mackenzie / 1980 / United Kingdom
  27. Flesh for Frankenstein / Morrissey / 1973 / United States
  28. Blood for Dracula / Morrissey / 1974 / United States
  29. Picnic at Hanging Rock / Weir / 1975 / Australia
  30. M / Lang / 1931 / Germany
  31. Great Expectations / Lean / 1946 / United Kingdom
  32. Oliver Twist / Lean / 1948 / United Kingdom
  33. Nanook of the North / Flaherty / 1922 / United States
  34. Andrei Rublev / Tarkovsky / 1966 / Soviet Union
  35. Diabolique / Clouzot / 1955 / France
  36. Wages of Fear / Clouzot / 1953 / France
  37. Time Bandits / Gilliam / 1981 / United States
  38. Branded to Kill / Suzuki / 1967 / Japan
  39. Tokyo Drifter / Suzuki / 1966 / Japan
  40. Armageddon / Bay / 1998 / United States
  41. Henry V / Olivier / 1944 / United Kingdom
  42. Fishing with John / Lurie / 1991 / United States
  43. Lord of the Flies / Brook / 1963 / United Kingdom
  44. The Red Shoes / Powell-Pressburger / 1948 / United Kingdom
  45. Taste of Cherry / Kiarostami / 1997 / Iran
  46. The Most Dangerous Game / Pichel-Schoedsack / 1932 / United States
  47. Insomnia / Skjoldbjaerg / 1997 / Norway
  48. Black Orpheus / Camus / 1959 / France
  49. Nights of Cabiria / Fellini / 1957 / Italy
  50. And the Ship Sails On / Fellini / 1983 / Italy
  51. Brazil / Gilliam / 1985 / United States
  52. Yojimbo / Kurosawa / 1961 / Japan
  53. Sanjuro / Kurosawa / 1962 / Japan
  54. For All Mankind / Reinert / 1989 / United States
  55. The Unbearable Lightness of Being / Kaufman / 1988 / United States
  56. The 39 Steps / Hitchcock / 1935 / United Kingdom
  57. Charade / Donen / 1963 / United States
  58. Peeping Tom / Powell / 1960 / United Kingdom
  59. The Night Porter / Cavani /1974 / Italy
  60. Autumn Sonata / Bergman / 1978 / Sweden
  61. Monty Python's Life of Brian / Jones / 1979 / United Kingdom
  62. The Passion of Joan of Arc / Dreyer / 1928 / France
  63. Carnival of Souls / Harvey / 1949 / United States
  64. The Third Man / Reed / 1949 / United Kingdom
  65. Rushmore / Anderson, W. / 1998 / United States
  66. Orphic Trilogy:
  67. The Blood of a Poet / Cocteau / 1930 / France
  68. Orpheus / Cocteau / 1950 / France
  69. Testament of Orpheus / Cocteau / 1959 / France
  70. The Last Temptation of Christ / Scorsese / 1988 / United States
  71. The Magic Flute / Bergman / 1975 / Sweden
  72. Le Million / Clair / 1931 / France
  73. Cleo From 5 to 7 / Varda / 1962 / France
  74. Vagabond / Varda / 1985 / France
  75. Chasing Amy / Smith / 1997 / United States
  76. Brief Encounter / Lean / 1945 / United Kingdom
  77. ...And God Created Woman / Vadim / 1956 / France
  78. The Bank Dick / Cline / 1940 / United States
  79. W.C. Fields: 6 Short Films / Brice-Bruckman-Middleton-Pearce-Ripley / 1915/1930/1932/1933 / United States
  80. The Element of Crime / von Trier / 1984 / Denmark
  81. Variety Lights / Fellini-Lattuada / 1950 / Italy
  82. Hamlet / Olivier / 1948 / United Kingdom
  83. The Harder They Come / Henzell / 1972 / United States
  84. Good Morning / Ozu / 1959 / Japan
  85. Pygmalion / Asquith-Howard / 1938 / United Kingdom
  86. Eisenstein: The Sound Years:
  87. Alexander Nevsky / Eisenstein / 1938 / Soviet Union
  88. Ivan the Terrible, Part II / Eisenstein / 1958 / Soviet Union
  89. Sisters / De Palma / 1973 / United States
  90. Kwaidan / Kobayashi / 1964 / Japan
  91. The Blob / Yeaworth Jr. / 1958 / United States
  92. Fiend Without a Face / Crabtree / 1958 / United States
  93. Black Narcissus / Powell-Pressburger / 1947 / United Kingdom
  94. I Know Where I'm Going! / Powell-Pressburger / 1945 / United Kingdom
  95. All That Heaven Allows / Sirk / 1955 / United States
  96. Written on the Wind / Sirk / 1956 / United States
  97. Do the Right Thing / Lee, S. / 1989 / United States
  98. L'avventura / Antonioni / 1960 / Italy
  99. The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter / Maysles, A.-Maysles, D.-Zwerin / 1970 / United States
  100. Beastie Boys Video Anthology / Bernard-Bernstein-Davis-Jonze-Marcopoulos-Shadi-Yauch / 2000 / United States
  101. Cries & Whispers / Bergman / 1972 / Sweden
  102. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie / Buñuel / 1972 / France
  103. The Lady Eve / Sturges, P. / 1941 / United States
  104. Double Suicide / Shinoda / 1969 / Japan
  105. Spartacus / Kubrick / 1960 / United States
  106. Coup de Torchon / Tavernier / 1981 / France
  107. Mona Lisa / Jordan / 1986 / United Kingdom
  108. The Rock / Bay / 1996 / United States
  109. The Scarlet Empress / von Sternberg / 1934 / United States
  110. M. Hulot's Holiday / Tati / 1953 / France
  111. Mon Oncle / Tati / 1958 / France
  112. Playtime / Tati / 1967 / France
  113. Big Deal on Madonna Street / Monicelli / 1958 / Italy
  114. My Man Godfrey / La Cava / 1936 / United States
  115. Rififi / Dassin / 1955 / France
  116. The Hidden Fortress / Kurosawa / 1958 / Japan
  117. Diary of a Chambermaid / Buñuel / 1964 / France
  118. Sullivan's Travels / Sturges, P. / 1941 / United States
  119. Withnail and I / Robinson / 1987 / United Kingdom
  120. How to Get Ahead in Advertising / Robinson / 1989 / United Kingdom
  121. Billy Liar / Schlesinger / 1963 / United Kingdom
  122. Salesman / Maysles, A.-Maysles, D.-Zwerin / 1968 / United States
  123. Grey Gardens / Hovde-Maysles, A.-Maysles, D. / 1976 / United States
  124. Carl Theodor Dreyer Set:
  125. Day of Wrath / Dreyer / 1943 / Denmark
  126. Ordet / Dreyer / 1955 / Denmark
  127. Gertrud / Dreyer / 1964 / Denmark
  128. Carl Th. Dreyer -- My Metier / Jensen / 1995 / Denmark
  129. Le Trou / Becker / 1960 / France
  130. The Shop on Main Street / Kadár-Klos / 1965 / Czech Republic
  131. Closely Watched Trains / Menzel / 1966 / Czech Republic
  132. The Ruling Class / Medak / 1972 / United Kingdom
  133. The Vanishing / Sluizer / 1988 / Netherlands
  134. Haxan / Christensen / 1922 / Denmark
  135. Rebecca / Hitchcock / 1940 / United States
  136. Spellbound / Hitchcock / 1945 / United States
  137. Notorious / Hitchcock / 1946 / United States
  138. Rashomon / Kurosawa / 1950 / Japan
  139. Wild Strawberries / Bergman / 1957 / Sweden
  140. 8 ½ / Fellini / 1963 / Italy
  141. Children of Paradise / Carné / 1945 / France
  142. The Last Wave / Weir / 1977 / Australia
  143. That Obscure Object of Desire / Buñuel / 1977 / France
  144. Loves of a Blonde / Forman / 1965 / Czech Republic
  145. The Fireman's Ball / Forman / 1967 / Czech Republic
  146. The Cranes Are Flying / Kalatozov / 1957 / Soviet Union
  147. In the Mood for Love / Kar Wai / 2000 / Hong Kong
  148. Ballad of a Soldier / Chukhray / 1959 / Soviet Union
  149. Juliet of the Spirits / Fellini / 1965 / Italy
  150. Bob le Flambeur / Melville / 1956 / France
  151. Traffic / Soderbergh / 2000 / United States
  152. George Washington / Green / 2000 / United States
  153. General Idi Amin Dada / Schroeder / 1974 / France
  154. The Horse's Mouth / Neame / 1958 / United Kingdom
  155. Tokyo Olympiad / Ichikawa / 1965 / Japan
  156. Hearts and Minds / Davis / 1974 / United States
  157. The Royal Tenenbaums / Anderson, W. / 2001 / United States
  158. The Importance of Being Earnest / Asquith / 1952 / United Kingdom
  159. Red Beard / Kurosawa / 1965 / Japan
  160. Á Nous la Liberte / Clair / 1931 / France
  161. Under the Roofs of Paris / Clair / 1930 / France
  162. Ratcatcher / Ramsay / 1999 / United Kingdom
  163. Hopscotch / Neame / 1980 / United States
  164. Solaris / Tarkovsky / 1972 / Soviet Union
  165. Man Bites Dog / Belvaux-Bonzel-Poelvoorde / 1992 / France
  166. Down by Law / Jarmusch / 1986 / United States
  167. The Complete Monterey Pop Festival:
  168. Monterey Pop / Pennebaker / 1968 / United States
  169. Jimi Plays Monterey & Shake! Otis at Monterey / Hegedus-Pennebaker / 1986 / United States
  170. Trouble in Paradise / Lubitsch / 1932 / United States
  171. Contempt / Godard / 1963 / France
  172. Pepe le Moko / Duvivier / 1937 / France
  173. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp / Powell-Pressburger / 1943 / United Kingdom
  174. Band of Outsiders / Godard / 1964 / France
  175. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas / Gilliam / 1998 / United States
  176. The Killers / Siodmak-Siegel / 1946/64 / United States
  177. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum / Schlöndorff-von Trotta / 1975 / Germany
  178. My Life as a Dog / Hallström / 1985 / Sweden
  179. I am Curious ... Box Set:
  180. I am Curious -- Yellow / Sjöman / 1967 / Sweden
  181. I am Curious -- Blue / Sjöman / 1967 / Sweden
  182. Straw Dogs / Peckinpah / 1971 / United States
  183. Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne / Bresson / 1945 / France
  184. By Brakhage: Anthology, Volume One / Brakhage / Various / United States
  185. Francois Truffaut's Adventures of Antoine Doinel:
  186. Stolen Kisses / Truffaut / 1968 / France
  187. Bed and Board / Truffaut / 1970 / France
  188. Love on the Run / Truffaut / 1979 / France
  189. The White Sheik / Fellini / 1952 / Italy
  190. Throne of Blood / Kurosawa / 1957 / Japan
  191. Jubilee / Jarman / 1978 / United Kingdom
  192. Coup de Grace / Schlöndorff / 1976 / Germany
  193. Quai des Orfevres / Clouzot / 1947 / France
  194. Il Posto / Olmi / 1961 / Italy
  195. I Fidanzati / Olmi / 1963 / Italy
  196. Hiroshima Mon Amour / Resnais / 1959 / France
  197. Night and Fog / Resnais / 1955 / France
  198. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul / Fassbinder / 1974 / Germany
  199. Schizopolis / Soderbergh / 1996 / United States
  200. The Honeymoon Killers / Kastle / 1969 / United States
  201. Umberto D. / De Sica / 1952 / Italy
  202. Indiscretion of an American Wife/Terminal Station / De Sica / 1953 / Itay
  203. The BRD Trilogy:
  204. The Marriage of Maria Braun / Fassbinder / 1978 / West Germany
  205. Veronika Voss / Fassbinder / 1982 / West Germany
  206. Lola / Fassbinder / 1981 / West Germany
  207. The Pornographers / Imamura / 1966 / Japan
  208. A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman:
  209. Through a Glass Darkly / Bergman / 1961 / Sweden
  210. Winter Light / Bergman / 1962 / Sweden
  211. The Silence / Bergman / 1963 / Sweden
  212. Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie / Sjöman / 1962 / Sweden
  213. Richard III / Olivier / 1955 / United Kingdom
  214. The Devil and Daniel Webster / Dieterle / 1941 / United States
  215. Knife in the Water / Polanski / 1962 / Poland
  216. The Rules of the Game / Renoir / 1939 / France
  217. Tokyo Story / Ozu / 1953 / Japan
  218. Le Cercle Rouge / Melville / 1970 / France
  219. La Strada / Fellini / 1954 / Italy
  220. Naked Lunch / Cronenberg / 1991 / Canada
  221. Ikiru / Kurosawa / 1952 / Japan
  222. Diary of a Country Priest / Bresson / 1951 / France
  223. Maîtresse / Schroeder / 1975 / France
  224. Pickup on South Street / Fuller / 1953 / United States
  225. Tunes of Glory / Neame / 1960 / United Kingdom
  226. Onibaba / Shindô / 1964 / Japan
  227. Le Corbeau / Clouzot / 1943 / France
  228. Salvatore Giuliano / Rosi / 1962 / Italy
  229. Scenes from a Marriage / Bergman / 1973 / Sweden
  230. 3 Women / Altman / 1977 / United States
  231. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse / Lang / 1933 / Germany
  232. Stories of Floating Weeds / Ozu / 1934/59 / Japan
  233. Stray Dog / Kurosawa / 1949 / Japan
  234. The Tin Drum / Schlöndorff / 1979 / Germany
  235. The Leopard / Visconti / 1963 / Italy
  236. Mamma Roma / Pasolini / 1962 / Italy
  237. Smiles of a Summer Night / Bergman / 1955 / Sweden
  238. A Woman is a Woman / Godard / 1961 / France
  239. The Lower Depths / Renoir-Kurosawa / 1952-1957 / France-Japan
  240. Early Summer / Ozu / 1951 / Japan
  241. Stage and Spectacle: Three Films by Jean Renoir:
  242. The Golden Coach / Renoir / 1953 / France
  243. French Cancan / Renoir / 1955 / France
  244. Elena and Her Men / 1956 / France
  245. Port of Shadows / Carné / 1938 / France
  246. I Vitelloni / Fellini / 1953 / Italy
  247. Slacker / Linklater / 1991 / United States
  248. Videodrome / Cronenberg / 1983 / Canada
  249. The Battle of Algiers / Pontecorvo / 1966 / Italy
  250. John Cassavetes: Five Films:
  251. Shadows / Cassavetes / 1959 / United States
  252. Faces / Cassavetes / 1968 / United States
  253. A Woman Under the Influence / Cassavetes / 1974 / United States
  254. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie / Cassavetes / 1976 / United States
  255. Opening Night / Cassavetes / 1977 / United States
  256. A Constant Forge / Kiselyak / 2000 / United States
  257. Secret Honor / Altman / 1984 / United States
  258. Tanner '88 / Altman / 1988 / United States
  259. Fat Girl / Breillat / 2001 / France
  260. Eyes Without a Face / Franju / 1960 / France
  261. Fanny and Alexander Box Set:
  262. Fanny and Alexander -- The Television Version / Bergman / 1982 / Sweden
  263. Fanny and Alexander -- The Theatrical Version / Bergman / 1982 / Sweden
  264. The Making of Fanny and Alexander / Bergman / 1982 / Sweden
  265. Short Cuts / Altman / 1993 / United States
  266. The King of Kings / DeMille / 1927 / United States
  267. Kagemusha / Kurosawa / 1980 / Japan
  268. Youth of the Beast / Suzuki / 1963 / Japan
  269. Fighting Elegy / Suzuki / 1966 / Japan
  270. Casque d'Or / Becker / 1952 / France
  271. Touchez Pas au Grisbi / Becker / 1954 / France
  272. La Commare Secca / Bertolucci / 1962 / Italy
  273. Thieves' Highway / Dassin / 1949 / United States
  274. Night and the City / Dassin / 1950 / United States
  275. Tout Va Bien / Godard-Gorin / 1972 / France
  276. The River / Renoir / 1951 / France
  277. My Own Private Idaho / Van Sant / 1991 / United States
  278. L'eclisse / Antonioni / 1962 / Italy
  279. Young Torless / Schlöndorff / 1966 / Germany
  280. The Sword of Doom / Okamoto / 1966 / Japan
  281. Jules and Jim / Truffaut / 1962 / France
  282. Andrzej Wajda: Three War Films:
  283. A Generation / Wajda / 1955 / Poland
  284. Kanal / Wajda / 1957 / Poland
  285. Ashes and Diamonds / Wajda / 1958 / Poland
  286. Divorce Italian Style / Germi / 1961 / Italy
  287. Burden of Dreams / Blank / 1982 / United States
  288. F for Fake / Welles / 1973 / United States
  289. Hoop Dreams / James / 1994 / United States
  290. The Phantom of Liberty / Buñuel / 1974 / France
  291. Heaven Can Wait / Lubitsch / 1943 / United States
  292. Unfaithfully Yours / Sturges, P. / 1948 / United States
  293. The Flowers of St. Francis / Rossellini / 1950 / Italy
  294. The Browning Version / Asquith / 1951 / United Kingdom
  295. Crazed Fruit / Nakahira / 1956 / Japan
  296. Le Notti Blanche / Visconti / 1957 / Italy
  297. Au Hasard Balthazar / Bresson / 1966 / France
  298. Gate of Flesh / Suzuki / 1964 / Japan
  299. Story of a Prostitute / Suzuki / 1965 / Japan
  300. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou / Anderson, W. / 2004 / United States
  301. An Angel at My Table / Campion / 1990 / New Zealand
  302. Harakiri / Kobayashi / 1962 / Japan
  303. Bad Timing / Roeg / 1980 / United States
  304. The Man Who Fell to Earth / Roeg / 1976 / United States
  305. Boudu Saved From Drowning / Renoir / 1932 / France
  306. Le Samourai / Melville / 1967 / France
  307. Naked / Leigh / 1993 / United Kingdom
  308. Masculin Feminin / Godard / 1966 / France
  309. Ugetsu / Mizoguchi / 1953 / Japan
  310. Rebel Samurai: Sixties Swordplay Classics: Samurai Rebellion / Kobayashi / 1967 / Japan
  311. Rebel Samurai: Sixties Swordplay Classics: Sword of the Beast / Gosha / 1965 / Japan
  312. Rebel Samurai: Sixties Swordplay Classics: Samurai Spy / Shinoda / 1965 / Japan
  313. Rebel Samurai: Sixties Swordplay Classics: Kill! / Okamoto / 1968 / Japan
  314. Pickpocket / Bresson / 1959 / France
  315. Shoot the Piano Player / Truffaut / 1960 / France
  316. Ran / Kurosawa / 1985 / Japan
  317. The Tales of Hoffman / Powell-Pressburger / 1951 / United Kingdom
  318. Forbidden Games / Clément / 1952 / France
  319. The Bad Sleep Well / Kurosawa / 1960 / Japan
  320. Young Mr. Lincoln / Ford / 1939 / United States
  321. The Virgin Spring / Bergman / 1960 / Sweden
  322. The Complete Mr. Arkadin / Welles / 1955 / United States
  323. The Children Are Watching Us / De Sica / 1944 / Italy
  324. La Bête Humaine / Renoir / 1938 / France
  325. Kind Hearts and Coronets / Hamer / 1949 / United States
  326. Metropolitan / Stillman / 1990 / United States
  327. 3 Films by Louis Malle:
  328. Murmur of the Heart / Malle / 1971 / France
  329. Lacombe, Lucien / Malle / 1974 / France
  330. Au revoir les enfants / Malle / 1987 / France
  331. Late Spring / Ozu / 1949 / Japan
  332. Viridiana / Buñuel / 1961 / Spain
  333. Fists in the Pocket / Bellocchio / 1965 / Italy
  334. Harlan County, U.S.A. / Kopple / 1976 / United States
  335. Elevator to the Gallows / Malle / 1958 / France
  336. Dazed and Confused / Linklater / 1993 / United States
  337. Á Nos Amours / Pialat / 1983 / France
  338. Equinox / Woods / 1970 / United States
  339. Yi Yi / Yang / 2000 / Taiwan
  340. Koko: A Talking Gorilla / Schroeder / 1978 / France
  341. A Canterbury Tale / Powell-Pressburger / 1944 / United Kingdom
  342. Eric Rohmer's Six Moral Tales:
  343. The Bakery Girl of Monceau / Rohmer / 1963 / France
  344. Suzanne's Career / Rohmer / 1963 / France
  345. My Night at Maud's / Rohmer / 1969 / France
  346. La collectionneuse / Rohmer / 1967 / France
  347. Claire's Knee / Rohmer / 1970 / France
  348. Love in the Afternoon / Rohmer / 1972 / France
  349. Kicking and Screaming / Baumbach / 1995 / United States
  350. Seduced and Abandoned / Germi / 1964 / Italy
  351. Spirit of the Beehive / Erice / 1973 / Spain
  352. Jigoku / Nakagawa / 1960 / Japan
  353. Solo Con Tu Pareja / Cuarón / 1991 / Mexico
  354. Clean, Shaven / Kerrigan / 1993 / United States
  355. Hands Over the City / Rosi / 1963 / Italy
  356. Sweetie / Campion / 1989 / New Zealand
  357. The Fallen Idol / Reed / 1948 / United Kingdom
  358. Pandora's Box / Pabst / 1929 / Germany
  359. The Double Life of Veronique / Kieslowski / 1991 / France
  360. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Two Takes / Greaves / 1968 / United States
  361. The Beales of Grey Gardens / Maysles, A.-Maysles, D. / 2006 / United States
  362. Border Radio / Anders-Lent-Voss / 1987 / United States
  363. Mouchette / Bresson / 1967 / France
  364. Monsters and Madmen:
  365. First Man Into Space / Day / 1959 / United States
  366. The Atomic Submarine / Bennet / 1959 / United States
  367. The Haunted Strangler / Day / 1958 / United States
  368. Corridors of Blood / Day / 1959 / United States
  369. Paul Robeson: Portrait of the Artist:
  370. The Emperor Jones / Murphy / 1933 / United States
  371. Body and Soul / Micheaux / 1925 / United States
  372. Sanders of the River / Korda, Z. / 1935 / United Kingdom
  373. The Proud Valley / Tennyson / 1940 / United Kingdom
  374. Bicycle Thieves / De Sica / 1948 / Italy
  375. Green for Danger / Gilliat / 1946 / United States
  376. 49th Parallel / Powell / 1941 / United Kingdom
  377. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs / Naruse / 1960 / Japan
  378. Fires on the Plain / Ichikawa / 1959 / Japan
  379. The Burmese Harp / Ichikawa / 1956 / Japan
  380. The Naked City / Dassin / 1948 / United States
  381. La Haine / Kassovitz / 1995 / France
  382. Overlord / Cooper / 1975 / United States
  383. Brute Force / Dassin / 1947 / United States
  384. Vengeance is Mine / Imamura / 1979 / Japan
  385. Army of Shadows / Melville / 1969 / France
  386. Sansho the Bailiff / Mizoguchi / 1954 / Japan
  387. La Jetée/Sans Soleil / Marker / 1963/83 / France
  388. The Two of Us / Berri / 1967 / France
  389. WR: Mysteries of the Organism / Makavejev / 1971 / Yugoslavia
  390. Sweet Movie / Makavejev / 1974 / France
  391. If.... / Anderson, L. / 1968 / United States
  392. Three Films by Hiroshi Teshigahara:
  393. Pitfall / Teshigahara / 1962 / Japan
  394. Woman in the Dunes / Teshigahara / 1964 / Japan
  395. The Face of Another / Teshigahara / 1966 / Japan
  396. Ace in the Hole / Wilder / 1951 / United States
  397. If.... / Anderson, L. / 1968 / United States
  398. Les Enfants Terrible / Melville / 1950 / France
  399. House of Games / Mamet / 1987 / United States
  400. Stranger Than Paradise / Jarmusch / 1984 / United States
  401. Night on Earth / Jarmusch / 1991 / United States
  402. The Milky Way / Buñuel / 1969 / France
  403. Cria Cuervos / Saura / 1976 / Spain
  404. Robinson Crusoe on Mars / Haskin / 1964 / United States
  405. The Threepenny Opera / Pabst / 1931 / Germany
  406. Martha Graham Dance on Film / Glushanok / 1957 / United States
  407. Mala Noche / Van Sant / 1986 / United States
  408. Breathless / Godard / 1960 / France
  409. Days of Heaven / Malick / 1978 / United States
  410. Under the Volcano / Huston / 1984 / United States
  411. Berlin Alexanderplatz / Fassbiner / 1980 / Germany
  412. Sawdust and Tinsel / Bergman / 1953 / Sweden
  413. Drunken Angel / Kurosawa / 1948 / Japan
  414. Two-Lane Blacktop / Hellman / 1971 / United States
  415. The Naked Prey / Wilde / 1966 / United States
  416. Miss Julie / Sjöberg / 1951 / Sweden
  417. This Sporting Life / Anderson, L. / 1963 / United Kingdom
  418. 4 by Agnés Varda:
  419. La Pointe Courte / Varda / 1956 / France
  420. Le bonheur / Varda / 1965 / France
  421. Pierrot le Fou / Godard / 1965 / France
  422. The Last Emperor / Bertolucci / 1987 / China
  423. Walker / Cox / 1987 / United States
  424. Mafioso / Lattuada / 1962 / Italy
  425. Antonio Gaudi / Teshigahara / 1985 / Japan
  426. The Ice Storm / Lee, A. / 1997 / United States
  427. Death of a Cyclist / Bardem / 1955 / Spain
  428. Blast of Silence / Baron / 1961 / United States
  429. The Lovers / Malle / 1958 / France
  430. The Fire Within / Malle / 1963 / France
  431. The Thief of Bagdad / Berger-Powell-Whelan / 1940 / United Kingdom
  432. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters / Schrader / 1985 / United States
  433. Patriotism / Mishima-Masaki / 1966 / Japan
  434. Classe Tous Risques / Sautet / 1960 / France
  435. The Furies / Mann / 1950 / United States
  436. Before the Rain / Machevski / 1994 / Macedonia
  437. Vampyr / Dreyer / 1932 / Denmark
  438. Mon Oncle Antoine / Jutra / 1971 / Canada
  439. Trafic / Tati / 1971 / France
  440. Brand Upon the Brain! / Maddin/ 2006 / Canada
  441. The Small Back Room / Powell-Pressburger / 1949 / United Kingdom
  442. Twenty-Four Eyes / Kinoshita / 1954 / Japan
  443. La Ronde / Ophüls / 1950 / France
  444. Le Plaisir / Ophüls / 1952 / France
  445. Earrings of Madame De... / Ophüls / 1953 / France
  446. An Autumn Afternoon / Ozu / 1962 / Japan
  447. Le Doulos / Melville / 1962 / France
  448. Le Deuxième Souffle / Melville / 1966 / France
  449. Missing / Costa-Gavras / 1982 / United States
  450. Bottle Rocket / Anderson, W. / 1996 / United States
  451. Fanfan la Tulipe / Christian-Jaque / 1952 / France
  452. Spy Who Came In From the Cold / Ritt / 1965 / United States
  453. Chungking Express / Kar Wai / 1994 / Hong Kong
  454. Europa / von Trier / 1991 / Denmark
  455. White Dog / Fuller / 1982 / United States
  456. The Taking of Power by Louis XIV / Rossellini / 1966 / Italy
  457. Magnificent Obsession / Sirk / 1954 / United States
  458. El Norte / Nava / 1983 / United States
  459. The Exterminating Angel / Buñuel / 1962 / Mexico
  460. Simon of the Desert / Buñuel / 1965 / Mexico
  461. Hobson's Choice / Lean / 1954 / United Kingdom
  462. The Last Metro / Truffaut / 1980 / France
  463. Il Generale Della Rovere / Rossellini / 1959 / Italy
  464. Danton / Wajda / 1983 / France
  465. Dodes'ka-Den / Kurosawa / 1970 / Japan
  466. In the Realm of the Senses / Oshima / 1976 / Japan
  467. Empire of Passion / Oshima / 1978 / Japan
  468. Science is Fiction: 23 Films by Jean Painlevé / Painlevé / Various / France
  469. The Hit / Frears / 1984 / United Kingdom
  470. Wise Blood / Huston / 1979 / United States
  471. Pigs, Pimps, and Prostitutes: 3 Films by Shohei Imamura:
  472. Pigs and Battleships / Imamura / 1962 / Japan
  473. The Insect Woman / Imamura / 1963 / Japan
  474. Intentions of Murder / Imamura / 1964 / Japan
  475. The Friends of Eddie Coyle / Yates / 1973 / United States
  476. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button / Fincher / 2008 / United States
  477. Bergman Island / Nyreröd / 2006 / Sweden
  478. Last Year at Marienbad / Resnais / 1961 / France
  479. My Dinner With Andre / Malle / 1981 / United States
  480. The Human Condition / Kobayashi / 1959 / Japan
  481. Made in U.S.A. / Godard / 1966 / France
  482. 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her / Godard / 1967 / France
  483. Repulsion / Polanski / 1965 / United States
  484. Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles / Akerman / 1975 / Belgium-France
  485. The Last Days of Disco / Stillman / 1998 / United States
  486. Homicide / Mamet / 1991 / United States
  487. That Hamilton Woman / Korda, A. / 1941 / United Kingdom
  488. Howards End / Ivory / 1992 / United Kingdom
  489. Monsoon Wedding / Nair / 2001 / India
  490. Wings of Desire / Wenders / 1987 / Germany
  491. Z / Costa-Gravas / 1969 / France
  492. A Christmas Tale / Desplechin / 2008 / France
  493. Gomorrah / Garrone / 2008 / Italy
  494. Downhill Racer / Ritchie / 1969 / United States
  495. The Golden Age of Television / Various / 1953/55-58 / United States
  496. Che / Soderbergh / 2008 / United States
  497. Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy: Rome Open City / Rossellini / 1945 / Italy
  498. Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy: Paisan / Rossellini / 1946 / Italy
  499. Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy: Germany Year Zero / Rossellini / 1948 / Italy
  500. Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy Box Set
  501. Paris, Texas / Wenders / 1984 / Germany
  502. Revanche / Spielmann / 2008 / Austria
  503. Lola Montès / Ophüls / 1955 / France-Germany
  504. Hunger / McQueen / 2008 / United Kingdom
  505. Make Way for Tomorrow / McCarey / 1937 / United States
  506. Dillinger is Dead / Ferreri / 1969 / Italy
  507. Bigger Than Life / Ray, N. / 1956 / United States
  508. Letters from Fontainhas: Three Films by Pedro Costa:
  509. Ossos / Costa / 1997 / Portugal
  510. In Vanda's Room / Costa / 2000 / Portugal
  511. Colossal Youth / Costa / 2006 / Portugal
  512. Vivre Sa Vie / Godard / 1962 / France
  513. Summer Hours / Assayas / 2008 / France
  514. Ride With the Devil / Lee, A. / 1999 / United States
  515. The Fugitive Kind / Lumet / 1959 / United States
  516. Stagecoach / Ford / 1939 / United States
  517. By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volume Two / Brakhage / Various / United States
  518. By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volumes One and Two / Brakhage / Various / United States
  519. Close-Up / Kiarostami / 1990 / Iran
  520. Everlasting Moments / Troell / 2008 / Sweden
  521. Mystery Train / Jarmusch / 1989 / United States
  522. Red Desert / Antonioni / 1964 / Italy
  523. Night Train to Munich / Reed / 1940 / United Kingdom
  524. Two Films by Yasujiro Ozu:
  525. The Only Son / Ozu / 1936 / Japan
  526. There Was a Father / Ozu / 1942 / Japan
  527. The Secret of the Grain / Kechiche / 2007 / France
  528. Three Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg:
  529. Underworld / von Sternberg / 1927 / United States
  530. The Last Command / von Sternberg / 1928 / United States
  531. The Docks of New York / von Sternberg / 1928 / United States
  532. Louie Bluie / Zwigoff / 1985 / United States
  533. Crumb / Zwigoff / 1994 / United States
  534. L'enfance nue / Pialat / 1968 / France
  535. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence / Oshima / 1983 / Japan-United Kingdom
  536. The Thin Red Line / Malick / 1998 / United States
  537. The Magician / Bergman / 1958 / Sweden
  538. Paths of Glory / Kubrick / 1957 / United States
  539. House / Ohbayashi / 1977 / Japan
  540. The Darjeeling Limited / Anderson, W. / 2007 / United States
  541. The Night of the Hunter / Laughton / 1955 / United States
  542. Antichrist / von Trier / 2009 / Denmark
  543. Modern Times / Chaplin / 1936 / United States
  544. America Lost and Found: The BBS Story: Head / Rafelson / 1968 / United States
  545. America Lost and Found: The BBS Story: Easy Rider / Hopper / 1969 / United States
  546. America Lost and Found: The BBS Story: Five Easy Pieces / Rafelson / 1970 / United States
  547. America Lost and Found: The BBS Story: Drive, He Said / Nicholson / 1970 / United States
  548. America Lost and Found: The BBS Story: A Safe Place / Jaglom / 1971 / United States
  549. America Lost and Found: The BBS Story: The Last Picture Show / Bogdanovich / 1971 / United States
  550. America Lost and Found: The BBS Story: The King of Marvin Gardens / Rafelson / 1972 / United States
  551. Cronos / del Toro / 1993 / Mexico
  552. Broadcast News / Brooks, J. / 1987 / United States
  553. Fish Tank / Arnold / 2009 / United Kingdom
  554. Still Walking / Koreeda / 2008 / Japan
  555. Sweet Smell of Success / Mackendrick / 1957 / United States
  556. Senso / Visconti / 1954 / Italy
  557. The Times of Harvey Milk / Epstein / 1984 / United States
  558. Topsy-Turvy / Leigh / 1999 / United Kingdom
  559. The Mikado / Schertzinger / 1939 / United States
  560. White Material / Denis / 2009 / France
  561. Kes / Loach / 1969 / United Kingdom
  562. Blow Out / De Palma / 1981 / United States
  563. Something Wild / Demme / 1986 / United States
  564. Pale Flower / Shinoda / 1964 / Japan
  565. The Great Dictator / Chaplin / 1940 / United Kingdom
  566. Insignificance / Roeg / 1985 / United Kingdom
  567. The Makioka Sisters / Ichikawa / 1983 / Japan
  568. Kiss Me Deadly / Aldrich / 1955 / United States
  569. People on Sunday / Siodmak-Ulmer / 1930 / Germany
  570. Zazie Dans le Metro / Malle / 1960 / France
  571. Black Moon / Malle / 1975 / France
  572. Léon Morin, Priest / Melville / 1961 / France
  573. The Music Room / Ray, S. / 1958 / India
  574. Life During Wartime / Solondz / 2009 / United States
  575. The Killing / Kubrick / 1956 / United States
  576. Secret Sunshine / Lee, C. / 2007 / South Korea
  577. Cul-de-Sac / Polanski / 1966 / United States
  578. The Complete Jean Vigo / Vigo / 1930/33-34 / France
  579. The Phantom Carriage / Sjöström / 1921 / Sweden
  580. Le Beau Serge / Chabrol / 1958 / France
  581. Les Cousins / Chabrol / 1959 / France
  582. Carlos / Assayas / 2010 / France
  583. The Four Feathers / Korda, Z. / 1939 / United Kingdom
  584. Kuroneko / Shindô / 1968 / Japan
  585. Identification of a Woman / Antonioni / 1982 / Italy
  586. Island of Lost Souls / Kenton / 1932 / United States
  587. Three Colors: Blue, White, Red:
  588. Three Colors: Blue / Kieslowski / 1993 / France
  589. Three Colors: White / Kieslowski / 1994 / France
  590. Three Colors: Red / Kieslowski / 1994 / France
  591. 12 Angry Men / Lumet / 1957 / United States
  592. Design for Living / Lubitsch / 1933 / United States
  593. Belle de Jour / Buñuel / 1967 / France
  594. Godzilla / Honda / 1954 / Japan
  595. The Moment of Truth / Rosi / 1965 / Italy
  596. Three Outlaw Samurai / Gosha / 1964 / Japan
  597. Tiny Furniture / Dunham / 2010 / United States
  598. World on a Wire / Fassbinder / 1973 / Germany
  599. Vanya on 42nd Street / Malle / 1994 / United States
  600. Anatomy of a Murder / Preminger / 1959 / United States
  601. Letter Never Sent / Kalatozov / 1960 / Soviet Union
  602. The War Room / Hegedus-Pennebaker / 1993 / United States
  603. David Lean Directs Noel Coward:
  604. In Which We Serve / Lean-Coward / 1942 / United Kingdom
  605. This Happy Breed / Lean / 1944 / United Kingdom
  606. Blithe Spirit / Lean / 1945 / United Kingdom
  607. A Hollis Frampton Odyssey / Frampton / Various / United States
  608. Harold and Maude / Ashby / 1971 / United States
  609. ¡Alambrista! / Young / 1977 / United States
  610. The Organizer / Monicelli / 1963 / Italy
  611. Being John Malkovich / Jonze / 1999 / United States
  612. Certified Copy / Kiarostami / 2010 / Italy
  613. Summer Interlude / Bergman / 1951 / Sweden
  614. Summer with Monika / Bergman / 1953 / Sweden
  615. The Gold Rush / Chaplin / 1925 / United States
  616. Shallow Grave / Boyle / 1994 / United Kingdom
  617. And Everything is Going Fine / Soderbergh / 2010 / United States
  618. Gray's Anatomy / Soderbergh / 1996 / United States
  619. Le Havre / Kaurismäki / 2011 / Finland
  620. La Promesse / Dardenne, J.-Dardenne, L. / 1996 / Belgium
  621. Rosetta / Dardenne, J.-Dardenne, L. / 1999 / Belgium
  622. Weekend / Haigh / 2011 / United States
  623. Lonesome / Fejös / 1928 / United States
  624. Quadrophenia / Roddam / 1979 / United Kingdom
  625. Eating Raoul / Bartel / 1982 / United States
  626. Les Visiteurs du Soir / Carné / 1942 / France
  627. The Game / Fincher / 1997 / United States
  628. The Forgiveness of Blood / Marston / 2011 / United States
  629. Sunday Bloody Sunday / Schlesinger / 1971 / United Kingdom
  630. Rosemary's Baby / Polanski / 1968 / United States
  631. Trilogy of Life:
  632. The Decameron / Pasolini / 1971 / Italy
  633. The Canterbury Tales / Pasolini / 1972 / Italy
  634. Arabian Nights / Pasolini / 1974 / Italy
  635. Weekend / Godard / 1967 / France
  636. Heaven's Gate / Cimino / 1980 / United States
  637. Purple Noon / Clément / 1960 / France
  638. Following / Nolan / 1999 / United Kingdom
  639. The Qatsi Trilogy:
  640. Koyaanisqatsi / Reggio / 1983 / United States
  641. Powaqqatsi / Reggio / 1988 / United States
  642. Naqoyqatsi / Reggio / 2002 / United States
  643. The Man Who Knew Too Much / Hitchcock / 1934 / United Kingdom
  644. Pina / Wenders / 2011 / Germany
  645. The Ballad of Narayama / Kinoshita / 1958 / Japan
  646. The Kid With a Bike / Dardenne, J.-Dardenne, L. / 2011 / Belgium
  647. On the Waterfront / Kazan / 1954 / United States
  648. Chronicle of a Summer / Rouch-Morin / 1961 / France
  649. Ministry of Fear / Lang / 1944 / United States
  650. A Man Escaped / Bresson / 1956 / France
  651. Badlands / Malick / 1973 / United States
  652. Monsieur Verdoux / Chaplin / 1947 / United States
  653. Gate of Hell / Kinugasa / 1953 / Japan
  654. Repo Man / Cox / 1984 / United States
  655. Pierre Etaix / Etaix / 1963/65-66/69/71 / France
  656. Jubal / Daves / 1956 / United States
  657. 3:10 to Yuma / Daves / 1957 / United States
  658. Medium Cool / Wexler / 1969 / United States
  659. Life is Sweet / Leigh / 1990 / United Kingdom
  660. Things to Come / Menzies / 1936 / United Kingdom
  661. Marketa Lazarová / Vlácil / 1967 / Czechoslovakia
  662. Safety Last! / Newmeyer-Taylor / 1923 / United States
  663. Shoah / Lanzmann / 1985 / France
  664. The Life of Oharu / Mizoguchi / 1952 / Japan
  665. Babette's Feast / Axel / 1987 / Denmark
  666. The Devil's Backbone / del Toro / 2001 / Spain
  667. Seconds / Frankenheimer / 1966 / United States
  668. The Big City / Ray, S. / 1963 / India
  669. Charulata / Ray, S. / 1964 / India
  670. To Be or Not To Be / Lubitsch / 1942 / United States
  671. La Cage Aux Folles / Molinaro / 1978 / France
  672. 3 Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman:
  673. Stromboli / Rossellini / 1950 / Italy
  674. Europe '51 / Rossellini / 1952 / Italy
  675. Journey to Italy / Rossellini / 1954 / Italy
  676. I Married a Witch / Clair / 1942 / United States
  677. The Uninvited / Allen / 1944 / Italy
  678. La Notte / Antonioni / 1961 / Italy
  679. Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman / Various / Various / Japan
  680. City Lights / Chaplin / 1931 / United States
  681. Frances Ha / Baumbach / 2013 / United States
  682. Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion / Petri / 1970 / Italy
  683. Nashville / Altman / 1975 / United States
  684. Martin Scorses's World Cinema Project:
  685. Touki bouki / Mambéty / 1973 / Senegal
  686. Redes / Muriel-Zinnemann / 1936 / Mexico
  687. A River Called Titas / Ghatak / 1973 / Bangladesh
  688. Dry Summer / Erksan / 1964 / Turkey
  689. Trances / Maânouni / 1981 / Morocco
  690. The Housemaid / Ki-young / 1960 / South Korea
  691. Thief / Mann / 1981 / United States
  692. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World / Kramer / 1963 / United States
  693. La vie de bohème / Kaurismäki / 1992 / France-Finland
  694. The Long Day Closes / Davies / 1992 / United Kingdom
  695. Blue is the Warmest Color / Kechiche / 2013 / France
  696. Foreign Correspondent / Hitchcock / 1940 / United States
  697. Tess / Polanski / 1979 / United States
  698. King of the Hill / Soderbergh / 1993 / United States
  699. A Brief History of Time / Morris / 1991 / United States
  700. Fantastic Mr. Fox / Anderson, W. / 2009 / United States
  701. Persona / Bergman / 1966 / Sweden
  702. The Great Beauty / Sorrentino / 2013 / Italy
  703. The Freshman / Newmeyer-Taylor / 1925 / United States
  704. Riot in Cell Block 11 / Siegel / 1954 / United States
  705. Breaking the Waves / von Trier / 1996 / Denmark
  706. Master of the House / Dreyer / 1925 / Denmark
  707. Il Sorpasso / Risi / 1962 / Italy
  708. Like Someone in Love / Kiarostami / 2012 / France-Japan
  709. Red River / Hawks / 1948 / United States
  710. Judex / Franju / 1963 / France
  711. A Hard Day's Night / Lester / 1964 / United Kingdom
  712. Scanners / Cronenberg / 1981 / Canada
  713. The Essential Jacques Demy:
  714. Lola / Demy / 1961 / France
  715. Bay of Angels / Demy / 1963 / France
  716. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg / Demy / 1964 / France
  717. The Young Girls of Rochefort / Demy / 1967 / France
  718. Donkey Skin / Demy / 1970 / France
  719. Une chambre en ville / Demy / 1982 / France
  720. The Big Chill / Kasdan / 1983 / United States
  721. Love Streams / Cassavetes / 1984 / United States
  722. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! / Almodóvar / 1990 / Spain
  723. Y Tu Mamá También / Cuarón / 2001 / Mexico
  724. All That Jazz / Fosse / 1979 / United States
  725. Eraserhead / Lynch / 1977 / United States
  726. Macbeth / Polanski / 1971 / United Kingdom
  727. The Innocents / Clayton / 1961 / United States
  728. Sundays and Cybèle / Bourguignon / 1962 / France
  729. The Complete Jacques Tati:
  730. Jour de fête / Tati / 1949 / France
  731. Parade / Tati / 1974 / France
  732. My Darling Clementine / Ford / 1946 / United States
  733. La Dolce Vita / Fellini / 1960 / Italy
  734. The Shooting / Hellman / 1966 / United States
  735. Ride in the Whirlwind / Hellman / 1966 / United States
  736. It Happened One Night / Capra / 1934 / United States
  737. Les Blank: Always for Pleasure / Blank / Various / United States
  738. Tootsie / Pollack / 1982 / United States
  739. Safe / Haynes / 1995 / United States
  740. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant / Fassbinder / 1972 / Germany
  741. My Winnipeg / Maddin / 2007 / Canada
  742. The Palm Beach Story / Sturges, P. / 1942 / United States
  743. La Ciénaga / Martel / 2001 / Argentina
  744. Every Man For Himself / Godard / 1980 / France
  745. Don't Look Now / Roeg / 1973 / United Kingdom
  746. A Day in the Country / Renoir / 1936 / France
  747. Fellini Satyricon / Fellini / 1969 / Italy
  748. Watership Down / Rosen / 1978 / United States
  749. The Soft Skin / Truffaut / 1964 / France
  750. Ride the Pink Horse / Montgomery / 1947 / United States
  751. Gates of Heaven / Morris / 1978 / United States
  752. Vernon, Florida / Morris / 1984 / United States
  753. The Thin Blue Line / Morris / 1988 / United States
  754. Odd Man Out / Reed / 1947 / United Kingdom
  755. Le silence de la mer / Melville / 1949 / France
  756. Limelight / Chaplin / 1952 / United States
  757. The Rose / Rydell / 1979 / United States
  758. The Merchant of Four Seasons / Fassbinder / 1971 / Germany
  759. The Confession / Costa-Gavras / 1970 / France
  760. State of Siege / Costa-Gavras / 1972 / France
  761. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders / Jireš / 1970 / Czechoslovakia
  762. A Master Builder / Demme / 2014 / United States
  763. The Bridge / Wicki / 1959 / Germany
  764. The Fisher King / Gilliam / 1991 / United States

414. The Criterion Collection Complete

THE CRITERION COLLECTION COMPLETE
Part 1

Spine #001 / GRAND ILLUSION / Jean Renoir (1) / 1937 / France / B&W / 114 minutes

 Grand Illusion

For a detailed analysis, see here.

A magnificent work of art by one of the most sublime filmmakers of all time. Renoir was prolific, and made many fine films -- but this one stands out as something quite special.

Spine #002 / SEVEN SAMURAI / Akira Kurosawa (1) / 1954 / Japan / B&W / 207 minutes

 Seven Samurai

For a detailed analysis, please see here.

Seven Samurai was Kurosawa's 14th film.

Spine #003 / THE LADY VANISHES / Alfred Hitchcock (1) / 1938 / United Kingdom / B&W / 96 minutes

 The Lady Vanishes

Spine #004 / AMARCORD / Federico Fellini (1) / 1973 / Italy / Color / 123 minutes

 Amarcord

Spine #005 / THE 400 BLOWS / François Truffaut (1) / 1959 / France / B&W / 99 minutes


Spine #006 / BEAUTY AND THE BEAST / Jean Cocteau (1) / 1946 / France / B&W / 93 minutes


SPINE #007 / A NIGHT TO REMEMBER / Roy Ward Baker (1) / 1958 / United Kingdom / B&W / 126 minutes


SPINE #008 / THE KILLER / John Woo (1) / 1989 / Hong Kong / Color / 110 minutes


SPINE #009 / HARD BOILED / John Woo (2) / 1992 / Hong Kong / Color / 126 minutes


SPINE #010 / WALKABOUT / Nicolas Roeg (1) / Australia, United Kingdom / 1971/ Color / 100 minutes


Spine #011 / THE SEVENTH SEAL / Ingmar Bergman (1) / Sweden / 1957/ B&W / 96 minutes


SPINE #012 / THIS IS SPINAL TAP / Rob Reiner (1) / United States / 1984/ Color / 82 minutes


SPINE #013 / THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS / Jonathan Demme (1) / United States / 1991/ Color / 118 minutes


SPINE #014-16 / THE SAMURAI TRILOGY

SPINE #014 / SAMURAI I: MUSASHI MIYAMOTO / Hiroshi Inagaki (1) / Japan / 1954 / Color / 93 minutes


SPINE #015 / THE SAMURAI TRILOGY: SAMURAI II:DUEL AT ICHIJOJI TEMPLE / Hiroshi Inagaki (2) / Japan / 1955 / Color / 103 minutes


SPINE #016 / THE SAMURAI TRILOGY: SAMURAI III:DUEL AT GANRYU ISLAND / Hiroshi Inagaki (3) / Japan / 1956 / Color / 104 minutes


SPINE #017 / SALÒ, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM / Pier Paolo Passolini (1) / Italy / 1976 / Color / 116 minutes


SPINE #018 / THE NAKED KISS / Samuel Fuller (1) / United States / 1964 / B&W / 90 minutes


SPINE #019 / SHOCK CORRIDOR / Samuel Fuller (2) / United States / 1963 / Color & B&W / 101 minutes


SPINE #020 / SID & NANCY / Alex Cox (1) / United Kingdom / 1986 / Color / 111 minutes


SPINE #021 / DEAD RINGERS / David Cronenberg (1) / United States / 1988 / Color / 115 minutes


SPINE #022 / SUMMERTIME / David Lean (1) / United States / 1955 / Color / 100 minutes


SPINE #023 / ROBOCOP / Paul Verhoeven (1) / United States / 1987 / Color / 103 minutes


SPINE #024 / HIGH AND LOW / Akira Kurosawa (2) / Japan / 1963 / B&W / 143 minutes


SPINE #025 / ALPHAVILLE / Jean-Luc Godard (1) / France / 1965 / B&W / 99 minutes