quarta-feira, maio 30, 2007

TOP 10 de Michael Mann

Uma lista que junta senhores tão distintos como Scorsese, Ford, Eisenstein, Coppola ou Murnau. Nas palavras do próprio Michael Mann, aqui vai o TOP 10 dos filmes da sua vida.

Michael Mann


Apocalypse Now (Coppola)
Coppola made the ephemeral dynamics of the mass psyche's celebratory nihilism, its self-destructive urges and transience, concrete and operatic. A fabulous picture.

Battleship Potemkin (Eisenstein)
Eisenstein invented not just film form, but a dialectical theory of the construction of cinematic narrative. He laid the theoretical foundation in 1924 and embodied it in cinema's greatest classic. Its influence in British, Weimar and American cinema is extraordinary.

Citizen Kane (Welles)
A watershed that perceives and expresses content in a grand way, never done before.

Dr. Strangelove (Kubrick)
The whole picture is a third act. It codifies and presents as outrageous satire the totality of American foreign and nuclear policy and political/military culture from 1948 to 1964. And it's more effective for being wicked ridicule than any number of cautionary fables.

Faust (Murnau)
Invented what had never been done before and delivered magic in both its human pathos and visual effects. (My selection is based on having viewed an excellent 35mm print.)

Last Year at Marienbad (Resnais)
A defining film. It's almost the end of modernism when counterposed against Godard.

My Darling Clementine (Ford)Possibly the finest drama in the classic Western genre, with a stunningly subjective Wyatt Earp (Henry Fonda). And it achieves near-perfection as cinematic narrative in its editing and shooting.

The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer)
Human experience conveyed out of the abstract elements of the human face and pure compositions. No one else has shot and realised human beings quite like Dreyer in this film.

Raging Bull (Scorsese)
We are so sucked into the failing and besotted life of La Motta and his need for and pursuit of redemption. The humanity of the picture is as extraordinary as Marty's execution, with its near-perfection in the economy, staging, blocking and compositions.

The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah)
No other picture captures the poignancy of 'the last of', a fin-de-siècle sense of the West, of ageing, of the pathos of twilight.

6 comentários:

wasted blues disse...

Boa lista, a do sr. Mann! ;)

Bracken disse...

Vi os Dreyer, Murnau e Eisenstein numa cadeira de Filmologia, o que fica bem a qualquer um... mas dizer que são filmes da minha vida, acho que seria ir longe demais...

Bracken disse...

Não, fui da Nova, há quase dez anos atrás... :) E o prof. era o João Mário Grilo.

Knoxville disse...

Qualquer actor/realizador/produtor que coloque o Dr.Strangelove na sua lista de favoritos, sobe imediatamente na minha consideração. Se formos ver que Mann já la estava em cima, então passa imediatamente para o topo dos topos :P

Cumprimentos :)

Nuno Cargaleiro disse...

passa qdo puderes no meu blog, e vê se notas algo familiar!...

Anónimo disse...

ler todo o blog, muito bom


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