Rolls-Royce-riding angels of death, leather-clad outriders, and, of course, that mirror to the Underworld. Photographs of the family circa 1950 find parents and five children posed in their Sunday best on a suburban lawn, looking as if they are awaiting the arrival of Diane Arbus. "Okay, but who won?" Buy Battle of Algiers now on Amazon. Vinz (Cassel Hubert (Kounde) and Said (Taghmaoui) are our guides through this Parisian netherworld. Not quite, but the film has been riffed on in Lost in Translation, which lifted its famous whispered goodbye from a similar scene here. "There are mysteries, secret zones in each individual." (Krzysztof Kieslowski) What not to say. "In the 1940s, the political message of the film was interpreted by the Nazi party to be in support of their ideas, with Adolf Hitler even calling it his favourite film ever made." What not to say. Prizes It landed the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Suspiria Year: 1977 Country: Italy Director: Dario Argento From Mario Bava to Lucio Fulci, Italy has done a nice line in horror films that are drenched in gore and covered in lashings of ominous atmosphere, all without making the blindest bit of sense. As the film ends, Crumb is moving with his family to the south of France, where in the last 10 years he has not produced so much, perhaps because, let us speculate, he is happier. We'll see the results on October 29, 2010.
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Metropolis Year: 1927 Country: Germany Director: Fritz Lang For the silent era's most expensive film, costing over 5 million Reichmarks, you'd be right to expect megalomania on a grand scale. While under perpetual threat of sudden inundation and/or implosion. The bad guy is a butcher who carves up his assistants to provide meat for his building's tenants. It's beautifully shot too: the colours are so bright that the blood almost becomes another accent. "You'll notice that Motoko's eyes remain unblinking for long sections of the film, a trick Oshii used to make her seem more 'doll-like'." What not to say. We know that Robert's central sexual fantasy was to ride bareback on women with overdeveloped rumps; that Charles remained a virgin and explorations Mary Shelleys Frankenstein recluse, rarely leaving his bedroom, his erotic imagination forever fixed on Bobby Driscoll in the 1960 film "Treasure Island that Max lived. The difference in the case of Flying Daggers is that the plot is a little more structured than usual: Mei (Zhang) is a blind dancer with links to the subversive House of Flying Daggers.