Saturday, February 15, 2014

Michel Ciment’s Lists (Part II)

After posting all of Ciment’s Top Twelve lists, here are the remaining best of decade lists that he published in Positif. – D.D.
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Most Striking Films of the ‘00s (Positif - February 2010, N.588)
Bright Star (Jane Campion)
Cœurs (Alain Resnais)
Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood)
Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch)
Oasis (Lee Chang-dong)
Saraband (Ingmar Bergman)
Le Sourire de ma mere (Marco Bellocchio)
Still Life (Jia Zhangke)
There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Uzak (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
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Best of the 90s: N/A
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The 80s in 10 films (Positif – January 1990, N.347)
Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders)
Excalibur (John Boorman)
Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick)
Once Upon a Time in America (Sergio Leone)
Intervista (Federico Fellini)
The Draughtsman's Contract (Peter Greenaway)
Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese)
Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky)
Trois frères (Francesco Rosi)
La vengeance est à moi (Shōhei Imamura)
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The 30 most personally striking films from 1952-81 (Positif – May 1982, N.254-55)
À bout de souffle (Jean-Luc Godard)
Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola)
Kings of the Road (Wim Wenders)
L’Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni)
Brewster McCloud (Robert Altman)
The Ceremony (Nagisa Oshima)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick)
Dillinger est mort (Marco Ferreri)
Of Gods and the Undead (Ruy Guerra)
Faces (John Cassavetes)
La gueule ouverte (Maurice Pialat)
8 ½ (Federico Fellini)
The King of Marvin Gardens (Bob Rafelson)
Leo the Last (John Boorman)
La Maman et la Putain (Jean Eustache)
Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese)
Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick)
Muriel (Alain Resnais)
Petulia (Richard Lester)
Puzzle of a Downfall Child (Jerry Schatzberg)
Profonds désirs des dieux (Shohei Imamura)
The Music Room (Satyajit Ray)
Salvatore Giuliano (Francesco Rosi)
Les Sans-Espoir (Miklós Jancsó)
Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky)
The Spider's Stratagem (Bernardo Bertolucci)
A Touch of Zen (King Hu)
The Travelling Player (Theo Angelopoulos)
Walkover (Jerzy Skolimowski)
W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (Dušan Makavejev)

1 comment:

David Davidson said...

According to Edouard Sivière - again ! he's a treasure trove in terms of Positif's history - Michel Ciment contributed two more lists to the magazine:

"Les meilleurs films criminels français" (n°419, jan 96)
La Bête humaine / Quai des Orfèvres / La Vérité sur Bébé Donge / Touchez pas au grisbi / Pickpocket / Le Doulos / La Femme infidèle / Max et les ferrailleurs / Série noire / Eaux profondes / Mortelle randonnée / L.627


"Les meilleurs films américains des années 70" (n°545/546, juillet-août 2006).
2) (French titles, sorry) Les Tueurs de la lune de miel / Macadam à deux voies / Délivrance / L'Epouvantail / Mean Streets / La Balade sauvage / Le Parrain II / Nashville / Annie Hall / Voyage au bout de l'enfer