|2001: A Space Odyssey
|Don't Look Now
|Francis Ford Coppola
|The Wizard of Oz
|Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2001: A Space Odyssey
I saw this film when I was very young, maybe seven or eight, and it changed me forever. The use of colour, the design, the existential terror, the hallucinatory qualities. Just incredible.
Don't Look Now
The performances, the editing, the locations, the horror, the way the story comes together in a way that only Roeg can pull off. I love everything about this film.
Everything about Jaws is amazing. The story structure, the cast, the practical SFX, the music, the tension. Such a masterpiece.
Epic filmmaking on a scale unheard of these days. The photography, use of sound design, performances, locations. Just that it got made and the results were so phenomenal.
The Wizard of Oz
Still an incredible film. The use of colour, the themes, the costumes, the matte paintings, the dreamlike quality.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
An amazing collaboration between Gondry and Charlie Kaufman. Such a unique love story, with powerful performances and Gondry's visual mastery at its heights. Such a rare gem of a film.
Every frame is beautiful and elegant. The costumes, the wardrobe, the lighting, just pitch perfect filmmaking.
The absolute best alien science fiction film that has inspired so many other films. Scott's collaboration with Giger created cinema magic. Original, genre-defining, psychological as well as physical terror. And Sigourney Weaver!
Strange, brilliantly off kilter, frightening. A classic horror film that uses all of Polanski's talents to wonderful effect. Incredible performances, colour, compositions, pacing and a lovely undercurrent of dark humour throughout.
Funny, scary, inventive and exciting. A brilliant score by Jerry Goldsmith too. This was the first film I saw in the cinema and I still love it.