Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Films 151 - 160

The next ten films in the Empire 500 5-star challenge are:
  1. Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964)
  2. Duck Soup (1933)
  3. Dumbo (1941)
  4. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  5. Edward Scissorhands (1991)
  6. Les Enfants Du Paradis (1945)
  7. Eraserhead (1976)
  8. Evil Dead II (1987)
  9. Das Experiment (2001)
  10. Face/Off (1997)
With the exception of the bizarre Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, the last ten films were rather good. I especially enjoyed Double Indemnity which - to quote the brilliant Matthew Hunt - "invented most of the elements of film noir".

The next ten films will finish the 'D' films, storm through the 'E's and begin the 'F's. That seems like a lot of films, especially with the huge numbers of A, B and C in the list that have gone by.

I'm most looking forward to Das Experiment because my girlfriend is currently studying Criminology and Psychology and she got my interest in the Stanford Prison Experiment going. The American remake of this film left a lot to be desired. I have a piqued interest in Dr. Strangelove which has rave reviews elsewhere from critics, so that could be interesting. Finally, Duck Soup looks like it'll be a hidden gem.

So, until next time!

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