Artist and Filmmaker
|The Gospel According to St. Matthew
|Pier Paolo Pasolini
|Donald Cammell, Nicolas Roeg
|The Angelic Conversation
|La dolce vita
|Diary of a Country Priest
The Gospel According to St. Matthew
This was the first film I ever saw that made me question what I was watching.
Beautiful technicolor, the Mediterranean, the house.
The strange readings from creation myth, everything is strange and wonderful. Sea of Joy by Blind Faith.
London in the 70s as I first knew it - Notting Hill. A great soundtrack including Ry Cooder, menacing and mysterious.
Why not - it has an amazing soundtrack and incredible images.
The Angelic Conversation
Beautiful recital of poems and very hypnotic.
La dolce vita
A masterful panorama of Roman jet-setting life. Ambitious, epic, with scenes that are indelible in cinema and personal memory. The opening is in my short film Sweet Child.
Diary of a Country Priest
For its working out of a moral dilemma and the representation of interior life in cinema.
I'm using the word "Great' as my guide - many films are colloquially great - in the American sense of meaning very good and enjoyable, and many add to the intellectual and visual history of cinema, but I have chosen the ones that to me are above this. As an experimental filmmaker I seem not to have chosen many classical experimental films. Can I add The Chelsea Girls (1966), a tour-de-force which is included in my film Solitude (2022). Perhaps I would substitute Diary of a Country Priest for The Chelsea Girls, which may be a greater film.