1) INLAND EMPIRE, David Lynch, 2006.
At a David Lynch festival in Montreal- this stands as the single best cinematic experience of my life.
2) Blue Velvet, David Lynch, 1986.
3)Manhattan, Woody Allen, 1979.
"Why is life worth living? It's a very good question. Um... Well, There are certain things I guess that make it worthwhile. uh... Like what... okay... um... For me, uh... ooh... I would say... what, Groucho Marx, to name one thing... uh... um... and Wilie Mays... and um... the 2nd movement of the Jupiter Symphony... and um... Louis Armstrong, recording of Potato Head Blues... um... Swedish movies, naturally... Sentimental Education by Flaubert... uh... Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra... um... those incredible Apples and Pears by Cezanne... uh... the crabs at Sam Wo's... uh... Tracy's face..."
4) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Peter Jackson, 2001.
This says as much about the blurry nature of good & evil as Blue Velvet does. And it looks just as good too.
5) My Own Private Idaho, Gus Van Sant, 1991.
12) Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Robert Wise, 1979.
15) Star Wars, George Lucas, 1977.
The Empire Strikes Back, Irvin Kershner, 1980.
Star Wars- Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, George Lucas, 2005.
Yeah yeah. Tom Stoppard did 15% of this movie a world of good- "Only a Sith Lord deals in absolutes."
16) Gates of Heaven, Errol Morris, 1980.
18) A Perfect World, Clint Eastwood, 1993.
20) Le Sang d'un Poete (Blood of a Poet), Jean Cocteau, 1930