Norbert Pfaffenbichler

Mosaik Mécanique; Conference

Austria

Voted in the directors’ poll

Voted for

Cabinet of Dr Caligari, The

1919

Robert Wiene

Freaks

1932

Tod Browning

Great Dictator, The

1940

Charles Chaplin

Greed

1925

Erich von Stroheim

Idiots, The

1998

Lars von Trier

King Kong

1933

Merian C. Cooper/Ernest B. Schoedsack

mépris, Le

1963

Jean-Luc Godard

October

1928

Sergei M Eisenstein

Oedipux Rex

1967

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Trip to the Moon, A

1902

Georges Méliès

Comments

La Voyage dans la Lune: G. Méliès was simply the greatest genius cinema ever had. He invented it all.

Freaks: the most frightening and grotesque film ever. Tod Browning is the master of the bizarre and eerie.

I saw King Kong (1931) as a child on TV and was extremely impressed. From this day on the monsters in my nightmares have moved in stop motion.

October: a lesson in montage by its master, S. Eisenstein.

Greed portrays humans as they are: stupid, ugly, dirty, greedy. The last shot of the movie is unforgetable.

The Great Dictator: Chaplin is the embodiment of cinema itself. The Great Dictator is an extremely courageous and funny masterpiece.

Oedipus Rex: Pasolini presents the historical drama in timeless and archaic beauty.

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari invented a unique and bizarre style that was only possible in cinema.

Le Mépris: a truly beautiful and sad self-reflective movie about filmmaking.

The Idiots is a shock, Lars von Trier a great provocateur and renovator of cinema.

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