Thursday, 23 August 2018

A few films that have influenced or inspired me

Which is different from my list of favourite films. 
Persona (1966), Wild Strawberries (1957), Hour of the Wolf (1968), and Cries and Whispers (1972) by Ingmar Bergman 
Citizen Kane (1941) and F for Fake (1973) by Orson Welles 
The Exterminating Angel (1962), The Phantom of Liberty (1974), and That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) by Luis Bunuel 
La Jetée (1962) by Chris Marker 
8 ½ (1963) by Federico Fellini 
The Godfather (1972) by Francis Ford Coppola 
Bicycle Thieves (1948) by Vittorio De Sica 
Three Colours: Blue (1993) by Krzysztof Kieslowski
Ivan's Childhood (1962) by Andrei Tarkovsky 
Taxi Driver (1976) by Martin Scorsese 
Dogville (2003) by Lars von Trier
3 Women (1977) by Robert Altman 


Every filmmaker is influenced by other filmmakers. Sometimes we may even be inspired by some aspect of a film we don’t like, like how I feel about Dogville
As a filmmaking student, I’m still learning the skills and techniques, and exploring the form, I have yet to find my style, but it’s still nice to make a list to acknowledge the influences and have something to compare to in the future.
Or maybe I just really like lists. 

1 comment:

  1. lists are good: a necessary accouterment to organization...