Top Ten of the 50s

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Top Ten of the 50s

Postby A » Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:23 pm

What are your personal ten best films from this decade that seems like in the "middle" of film history (and development?) from our perspective?

My own Top Ten are currently as follows:

1. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock / USA / 1958)
2. Umberto D. (Vittorio De Sica / Italy / 1952)
3. Saikaku ichidai onna The Life of Oharu (Kenji Mizoguchi / Japan / 1952)
4. Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick / USA / 1957)
5. Les quatre cents coups The 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut / France / 1959)
6. Aparajito The Unvanquished (Satyajit Ray / India / 1957)
7. Limelight (Charles Chaplin / USA / 1952)
8. Pnktchen und Anton Punktchen and Anton (Thomas Engel / West Germany, Austria / 1954)
9. Kumonosu j Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa / Japan / 1957)
10. Letjat zhuravli The Cranes are flying (Mikheil Kalatozishvili / Soviet Union / 1957)
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Re: Top Ten of the 50s

Postby wpqx » Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:56 am

1. Singin' In the Rain (1952) - Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly
2. A Generation (1954), Kanal (1957), Ashes and Diamonds (1958) - Andrzej Wajda
3. The Searchers (1956) - John Ford
4. On the Waterfront (1954) - Elia Kazan
5. Ben-Hur (1959) - William Wyler
6. Seventh Seal (1957) - Ingmar Bergman
7. Ace in the Hole (1951) - Billy Wilder
8. East of Eden (1955) - Elia Kazan
9. Paths of Glory (1957) - Stanley Kubrick
10. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) - Donald Speigel

Numbering sucked on this as did all the films I left out, but that's why I had that separate thread, so that I wouldn't leave films out. Although Kazan is the only director with two films, Wilder and Bergman certainly had equally good films that decade, and I realize that my inclusion of Wajda's trilogy might be cheating to some, but I'll probably never separate those films. If forced at gunpoint though I suppose I'd pick Kanal.
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