Just For Fun! What is your favorite old movie? Comment with a GIF if possible. After I tally the results I will write an in-depth review of the most popular.
Films are a big part of our lives so, what makes one better than another? All the movies that are good, you love to see them over and over again. You even think about the characters even after the movie is over. A lot of talent and creativity goes on to make a great movie.
Here are the elements of a great movie.
Characters are the most important part of storytelling. They are the life of a film. When you watch a film, you need to like some of the characters in the film. You should feel like you can relate to those characters. The central character of the film is very important. If people don’t like the central character, then the movie won’t do well.
A simple plot is enough to win people’s heart. People don’t like an elaborated plot. A plot can make or break your cinema. You shouldn’t over crowd the film with too many characters.
Your message should be clear. It is what you want the audience to take away from your movie. You should weave the theme into the story. No audience should leave the room with a bad impression about your film.
Attention to details
Details of the movie are very important. It starts from the point the script is being written. The casting, shots, etc. must be considered in detail. The audience will appreciate these details.
The ending of a story is crucial to the success of a movie. Films often get ruined for their bad ending. The ending must be put nicely; it must wrap up the story well. Don’t drag the ending too long. It will lose the tune of the movie.
These are the critical elements needed for making a good film. Film making is an art. You need the right knowledge and experience to make a good film. Practice these elements in making your film and one day you will make some great movies!
THE LIST (in no particular order)
The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick (2011)
The Mirror, Andrei Tarkovsky (1975)
Samsara, Ron Fricke (2011)
The Third Man, Carol Reed (1949)
Blade Runner, Ridley Scott (1982)
The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson (2012)
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, Paul Schrader (1985)
M, Fritz Lang (1931)
Seven Samurai, Akira Kurosawa (1954)
Do The Right Thing, Spike Lee (1989)
Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola (1979)
Fight Club, David Fincher (1999)
Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino (1994)
Stagecoach, John Ford (1939)
The Social Network, David Fincher (2010)
Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo (1988)
No Country for Old Men, Joel
Heat, Michael Mann (1995)
Rififi, Jules Dassin (1956)
Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock (1960)
Persona, Ingmar Bergman (1966)
Schindler’s List, Steven Spielberg (1993)
Beginners, Mike Mills (2010)
In the Mood for Love, Wong Kar-wai (2000)
Synecdoche New York, Charlie Kaufman (2008)
Before Midnight, Richard Linklater (2013)
American Beauty, Sam Mendes (1999)
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Ang Lee (2000)
Adaptation, Spike Jonze (2002)
The Legend of the Drunken Master, Jackie Chan/ Lau Kar-leung (1994)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Michel Gondry (2004) 18. Spirited Away, Hayao Miyazaki (2001)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam (1975)
Paris Texas, Wim Wenders (1984)
Adventures of Robin Hood, Michael Curtiz & William Keighley (1938)
Boyhood, Richard Linklater (2014)
The Fall, Tarsem Singh (2008)
Annie Hall, Woody Allen (1977)
Flowers of Shanghai, Hou Hsiao-Hsien (1998)
Hero, Zhang Yimou (2002)
The Conformist, Bernardo Bertolucci (1970)
City Lights, Charlie Chaplin (1931)
2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick (1968)
Citizen Kane, Orson Welles (1941)
The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola (1972)
The Godfather Part II, Francis Ford Coppola (1974)
Casablanca, Michael Curtiz (1942)
Chinatown, Roman Polanski (1974)
Please Feel Free to comment on your favorite old movies. I would like to use the comments, where ever they’re posted at, in another Movie Review Blog I wish to write.
It is my sincerest hope to have a great conversation about some awesome old movies.