Tuesday 5 January 2010

Top Ten Films

Andy Wallis, of Islay High and Scottish Screen fame, has been encouraging me to list my top ten films of the decade.

I must admit I am not a huge fan of one thing over another. I tend to think these fav lists are really difficult. They tend to be transient and depend on mood.

I see it as something that guys to do which I don’t. The example from ‘High Fidelity’ by Nick Hornby. Of the constant making of the top 5’s

So I have struggled.

Struggled to get it down to 10 that is. An example is the remarkable project that was the Lord of The Rings Trilogy.

They were a great drama and stories, they were a remarkable body of work and were all released in the beginning of the decade. I would quite happily sit down and watch these and feel that they deserve a place in my favs but not 3 valuable places.

So here is a collection of some of my fav films of the decade Which ones I like more than others moves according to my mood and company……. in chronological order:

- Ghost World

- City of God

- The Pianist

- Whale Rider

- Kill Bill

- The Machinist

- The Constant Gardner

- Goodnight and good luck

- The Bourne Ultimatum

- Let the right one in

- The Dark Knight

I have a whole list of films which could be above, Touching the void for example but its ok because the list will change tomorrow

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Krysia said...

I know what you mean about top tens - always changing. I'm glad you didn't put the Lord of the Rings trilogy in! I think they're terrible (sorry!). Interesting choice with The Machinist - I haven't seen it yet, thinking it looked a bit bleak but it did look very interesting. You've got a great mix of genre in there - Kill Bill and The Pianist (wow what a film, how could I forget!)
A wee question, why The Dark Knight? Was it Heath Ledgers performance or the film overall which tipped it into your top ten?

islayian said...

The Machinist is hugely bleak.
The Dark Knight I feel was a huge, epic of story.
Yes Heath Ledgers performance was good but I also think Aaron Eckharts performance was powerful as Harvey Dent/two-face. Every time I watch it I pick up more back stories from all the characters

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