Essential Screening

SELECTIONS FROM THE

ESSENTIAL SCREENING LIST

RECOMMENDED BY THE FILM & TELEVISION FACULTY

ANIMATION

  • Dumbo (Walt Disney. USA. 1941)
  • The Hand (Jiri Trnka. Czech. 1965)
  • Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki. Japan. 1997)
  • The Tripletts of Bellevile (Sylvain Chomet. Fr/Bel/Can/UK. 2003)

DOCUMENTARY

  • The Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov. USSR. 1929)
  • Triumph of the Will (Leni Riefenstahl. Ger. 1935)
  • Night Mail (Harry Watt & Basil Wright. UK. 1936)
  • Night and Fog (Alain Resnais. Fr. 1955)
  • Chronicle of a Summer (Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin. Fr. 1961)
  • The Last Waltz (Martin Scorsese. USA. 1970)
  • The Gleaners and I (Agnes Varda. Fr. 2000)

EXPERIMENTAL/POETIC

  • Ballet Mécanique (Fernand Leger. Fr. 1924)
  • Meshes in the Afternoon (Maya Deren. USA. 1943)
  • Dog Star Man (Stan Brakhage. USA. 1962-1964)
  • La Jetée (Chris Marker. Fr. 1962)
  • Sink or Swim (Su Friedrich. USA. 1990)

FICTION: SILENT ERA

  • Broken Blossoms (D.W. Griffith. USA. 1919)
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene. Ger. 1919)
  • Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein. USSR. 1925)
  • Sherlock, Jr. (Buster Keaton. USA. 1924)
  • Sunrise (F.W. Murnau. USA. 1927)

FICTION: CLASSICAL HOLLYWOOD

  • The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming. USA. 1939)
  • Philadelphia Story (George Cukor. USA. 1940)
  • My Darling Clementine (John Ford. USA. 1943)
  • Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder. USA. 1950)
  • Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly. USA. 1952)

FICTION: HOLLYWOOD MAVERICKS

  • Duck Soup (Leo McCarey. USA. 1933)
  • Citizen Kane (Orson Welles. USA. 1941)
  • Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock. USA. 1958)
  • Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett. USA. 1973)
  • A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes. USA. 1974)
  • Mulholland Drive (David Lynch. USA. 2001)

FICTION: INTERNATIONAL

  • Grand Illusion (Jean Renior. Fr. 1937)
  • The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (Kenji Mizoguchi. Japan. 1939)
  • Day of Wrath (Carl Theodore Dreyer. Den. 1943)
  • The Red Shoes (Pressburger & Powell. UK. 1948)
  • Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu. Japan. 1953)
  • Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa. Japan. 1954)
  • Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray. India. 1955)
  • Kanal (Andrzej Wajda. Poland. 1957)
  • Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman. Sweden. 1957)
  • Black Girl (Ousmane Sembene. Senegal. 1960)
  • Memories of Underdevelopment (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea. Cuba. 1968)
  • The Conformist (Bernardo Bertoluci. Italy. 1970)
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Bunuel. Fr. 1972)
  • Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou. China. 1991)
  • The Piano (Jane Campion. Australia. 1993)
  • Under the Olive Tree (Abbas Kiarostami. Iran. 1993)
  • Trainspotting (Danny Boyle. UK. 1996)
  • City of God (Katia Lund & Fernando Meirrelles. Brazil. 2002)
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