January 3, 2012
Renoir, Lang, Murnau, Bunuel, Kurosawa, Bergman, Wells
M, Woman in the Moon, Woman in the Dunes(!), THX-1138, The Obscure Object of Desire, A Heart in Winter, 12 Monkeys, Children of Men, Croupier, The Day of the Jackal (1973), Seconds (1966), Fight Club, The title sequence for Kubrick's The Shining, The deep focus effect of Limitless, Ikiru, Apocalypse Now Redux shorne of all the additions but the plantation sequence, Solaris (both Tarkovsky and Soderbergh), Vampyr, Memento, A Shock to the System, Kicking and Screaming (1995), most Coen Bros., but especially Miller's Crossing, Intacto...and much else.
That expense has never strictly equated to quality, although resources of all kinds are unquestionably important. Watch Citizen Kane with the 'film school in a box' Criterion Collection commentary on and experience both the craft and economy (not) on show.
Long-time attendee across film groups, here again and then not. Interest in psychological and sociological fare, interested in conversation and community made possible for the joint experience of a popular art.