Welcome to the All-Time Favourites Series. This series examines 25 of the greatest films I’ve ever seen, looking at them in depth with analyses of what makes them great, and cutting down to the most basic level, looking at plot, cinematography, writing, direction, acting and other things, to see what makes these great films tick. […]
This week’s Unforgettable Scene is a doozy indeed. What do you think of if I say the name Luis Buñuel? If you’ve seen any of his films, chances are you think he’s a rebellious, daring, incredible filmmaker. If you don’t, that’s cool too. I know it’s certainly what I think of him. The man, in my […]
Un Chien Andalou (1929) Director: Luis Buñuel Cast: Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil Runtime: 16 minutes My Rating: ★★★★★ In Short: One of the most important movies in history It is one of the most famous short films of all time. In my opinion, it is one of the greatest movies in existence. Some agree with me, some […]
The Phantom of Liberty (1974) Director: Luis Buñuel Cast: Monica Vitti, Michel Piccoli, Jean Rochefort Runtime: 103 minutes My Rating: ★★★★★ In Short: Offbeat, offensive and original; a deliciously dark satire from Buñuel Luis Buñuel was one of the most controversial and daring of all filmmakers. His films made fun of the middle and upper […]
This week’s Profile post is looking at one of the most influential and controversial filmmakers of all time, the sardonic Spaniard Luis Buñuel. Born in Eastern Spain in the year 1900, Buñuel grew up in a wealthy family, but always had a contemptuous and rebellious attitude. When he was 25, he moved to Paris where […]
One of the great issues I’ve found with my cinematic tastes is that the less “accessible” a film is to the general public, the more I am likely to enjoy it. Take for example films like Gerry, Somewhere, The Brown Bunny and Persona, films which longtime readers will know I love very much, but most […]
I make a lot of recommendations to people, and it really can be hard to keep up with them all. So I thought today, instead of promoting some mammoth 3-hour movie nobody can be bothered watching I’d recommend some short films instead. So the following is a list I am fairly confident in, ten […]
I’m starting a new feature here at Southern Vision called The Weekly Discussion, in which I will introduce a subject (and an accompanying poll) for the reader to talk about/discuss, in the comments or simply by voting in the poll. You don’t have to stick to the subject either, you can say whatever you like about whatever you think might be relative to movies in general. Basically, it’s a place to come together each week to talk about and express their views on a movie-related subject. This week it is…
The 60s in Cinema!
What have you got to say about the swingin’ 60s? What’s your favourite movie of the 60s? What, if anything, do you have to say about cinema in this glorious era? Anything is welcome, feel free to bring up any comments or opinions about this cinematic time, no matter what they are. Opinion is not only welcome, it’s preferred!
This week’s poll is… Who do you think was the most influential director during the 60s?
Go ahead, please vote, even if you’ve only seen one or two of the films of these directors, it doesn’t matter. Different people’s opinions make for a wide variety of answers, and that’s much better than everyone just picking the same one. Be different. Be honest.
So… comment time! Who wants to start the discussion?