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Buscemi's 110 Favorite Films of the 1950's

Postby Buscemi » November 7th, 2011, 12:16 pm

Another decade done. Two more to go.

110. Little Fugitive (1953)
109. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
108. Imitation of Life (1959)
107. Winchester '73 (1950)
106. Gigi (1958)
105. The Ten Commandments (1956)
104. Look Back in Anger (1959)
103. Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)
102. The Idiot (1951)
101. Lust for Life (1956)
100. A Face in the Crowd (1957)
99. Dial M For Murder (1954)
98. Funny Face (1957)
97. D.O.A. (1950)
96. Othello (1952)
95. The Moon is Blue (1955)
94. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
93. Diabolique (1955)
92. Peter Pan (1953)
91. Cinderella (1950)
90. Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
89. Broken Lance (1954)
88. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
87. The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
86. Stalag 17 (1953)
85. The Ladykillers (1955)
84. Night and the City (1950)
83. The African Queen (1951)
82. Invitation to the Dance (1956)
81. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
80. Beat the Devil (1953)
79. Salt of the Earth (1954)
78. Caged (1950)
77. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1955)
76. I Confess (1953)
75. Umberto D. (1952)
74. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
73. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
72. The Wrong Man (1956)
71. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
70. Shane (1953)
69. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954)
68. The Searchers (1956)
67. Wild Strawberries (1957)
66. Gate of Hell (1953)
65. Limelight (1952)
64. Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)
63. Bigger Than Life (1956)
62. Ben-Hur (1959)
61. Baby Doll (1956)
60. Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
59. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
58. On The Waterfront (1954)
57. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
56. An Affair to Remember (1957)
55. Marty (1955)
54. Harvey (1950)
53. Magnificent Obsession (1954)
52. Edge of the City (1957)
51. Los Olvidados (1950)
50. A Man Escaped (1956)
49. The Human Condition (1959-1961)
48. An American in Paris (1951)
47. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
46. La Strada (1954)
45. 12 Angry Men (1957)
44. The Wages of Fear (1953)
43. Johnny Guitar (1954)
42. Ace in the Hole (1951)
41. Rio Bravo (1959)
40. Touch of Evil (1958)
39. Bob le Flambeur (1956)
38. Throne of Blood (1957)
37. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
36. Mr. Hulot's Holiday (1953)
35. North By Northwest (1959)
34. The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
33. Nights of Cabiria (1957)
32. Giant (1956)
31. Shadows (1959)
30. All About Eve (1950)
29. Mon Oncle (1958)
28. Rififi (1955)
27. Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
26. Forbidden Games (1952)
25. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
24. Written on the Wind (1956)
23. Sansho The Baliff (1954)
22. Ikiru (1952)
21. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
20. Paths of Glory (1957)
19. The 400 Blows (1959)
18. The Rose Tattoo (1955)
17. Tokyo Story (1953)
16. All That Heaven Allows (1955)
15. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
14. High Noon (1952)
13. The Seventh Seal (1957)
12. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
11. Vertigo (1958)
10. Strangers on a Train (1951)
9. Roman Holiday (1953)
8. The Killing (1956)
7. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
6. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
5. Rashomon (1950)
4. Seven Samurai (1954)
3. The Hidden Fortress (1958)
2. Some Like It Hot (1959)
1. Rear Window (1954)
Everything on this post is strictly the opinion and only the opinion of Buscemi.

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Re: Buscemi's 110 Favorite Films of the 1950's

Postby numbersix » November 7th, 2011, 12:23 pm

I don't think I've seen 100 films from the 50s, so kudos to you. Good to see lots of Kurosawa there (even if The Hidden Fortress is by far his worst film) and lots of Tati, a truly under-rated filmmaker.

Hated Hiroshima Mon Amor, I found it unwatchable. It's films like these that justify the claim that foreign cinema is pretentious and elitist!

The Wages of Fear is high on my To See list.
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Re: Buscemi's 110 Favorite Films of the 1950's

Postby Buscemi » November 7th, 2011, 12:25 pm

The perks of having libraries and Turner Classic Movies. Great ways to see the classics.
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Re: Buscemi's 110 Favorite Films of the 1950's

Postby numbersix » November 7th, 2011, 12:29 pm

I see plenty of Criterion films there, I assume that's where you discover a lot of films? I often brose through their catalogue as a way of finding out about directors I'm unfamiliar with.
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Re: Buscemi's 110 Favorite Films of the 1950's

Postby Buscemi » November 7th, 2011, 12:37 pm

Indeed. The name is almost always a mark of quality and when one I haven't seen comes out, I put it on my To See list (still waiting for someone to carry Louis Malle's Black Moon).
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Re: Buscemi's 110 Favorite Films of the 1950's

Postby NSpan » November 7th, 2011, 9:37 pm

I've seen over 100 films from the 1950s ... if you include MST3k features.

Good list. Made me realize that a decent chunk of my all-time favorites are from that decade.
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Re: Buscemi's 110 Favorite Films of the 1950's

Postby ARoode » November 12th, 2011, 10:50 am

Ben-Hur only at #62. Wow!

I've enjoyed reading through your lists and, to be honest, can't even begin to imagine the difficulty in keeping track of what you've seen, how you've rated it and then separating it into a sensible list. Kudos and appreciation for the time and hard work.
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Re: Buscemi's 110 Favorite Films of the 1950's

Postby shellydzouza » November 30th, 2011, 6:35 am

Thanks for your list.
Mostly Movies from your list i watched.
All movies are so superb from your list.
Imitation of Life is my all time favorite movie from your list.
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Re: Buscemi's 110 Favorite Films of the 1950's

Postby Ron Burgundy » December 1st, 2011, 8:50 pm

110. Little Fugitive (1953)
109. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
108. Imitation of Life (1959)
107. Winchester '73 (1950)
106. Gigi (1958)
105. The Ten Commandments (1956)+
104. Look Back in Anger (1959)
103. Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)
102. The Idiot (1951)
101. Lust for Life (1956)
100. A Face in the Crowd (1957)
99. Dial M For Murder (1954)
98. Funny Face (1957)
97. D.O.A. (1950)
96. Othello (1952)
95. The Moon is Blue (1955)
94. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
93. Diabolique (1955)+
92. Peter Pan (1953)
91. Cinderella (1950)
90. Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
89. Broken Lance (1954)
88. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
87. The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
86. Stalag 17 (1953)+
85. The Ladykillers (1955)
84. Night and the City (1950)
83. The African Queen (1951)+
82. Invitation to the Dance (1956)
80. Beat the Devil (1953)
79. Salt of the Earth (1954)
78. Caged (1950)
77. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1955)
76. I Confess (1953)
75. Umberto D. (1952)
74. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
73. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
72. The Wrong Man (1956)
71. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
70. Shane (1953)
69. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954)
68. The Searchers (1956)
67. Wild Strawberries (1957)+
66. Gate of Hell (1953)
65. Limelight (1952)
64. Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)
63. Bigger Than Life (1956)
61. Baby Doll (1956)
60. Rebel Without A Cause (1955)+
59. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)+
56. An Affair to Remember (1957)
55. Marty (1955)
54. Harvey (1950)
53. Magnificent Obsession (1954)
52. Edge of the City (1957)
51. Los Olvidados (1950)
50. A Man Escaped (1956)
49. The Human Condition (1959-1961)
48. An American in Paris (1951)
47. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
46. La Strada (1954)
44. The Wages of Fear (1953)
43. Johnny Guitar (1954)
42. Ace in the Hole (1951)
41. Rio Bravo (1959)+
40. Touch of Evil (1958)
39. Bob le Flambeur (1956)
38. Throne of Blood (1957)
37. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
36. Mr. Hulot's Holiday (1953)
34. The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
33. Nights of Cabiria (1957)
32. Giant (1956)
31. Shadows (1959)
30. All About Eve (1950)
29. Mon Oncle (1958)
28. Rififi (1955)
27. Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
26. Forbidden Games (1952)
25. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
24. Written on the Wind (1956)
23. Sansho The Baliff (1954)
22. Ikiru (1952)
21. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
19. The 400 Blows (1959)+
18. The Rose Tattoo (1955)
17. Tokyo Story (1953)
16. All That Heaven Allows (1955)
15. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
14. High Noon (1952)
13. The Seventh Seal (1957)+
12. Anatomy of a Murder (1959
10. Strangers on a Train (1951)+
9. Roman Holiday (1953)
8. The Killing (1956)
7. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
6. Singin' in the Rain (1952)+

Well heres my list of films that i HAVENT seen, the ones with the + marks are ones that ive been meaning to watch for at least 1 year. So damn! boosh, you have wwwwaaaaayyyy too much time on your hands, i would recommend pingpong. Envious if a little sympathetic. But really, how bout the top 5 from here that i would like, based on what u know of me, from the last 5 blogging or so years
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Re: Buscemi's 110 Favorite Films of the 1950's

Postby silversurfer19 » December 1st, 2011, 9:09 pm

Off this list I reckon you would like:

Wages Of Fear
The Killing
Les Diaboliques
Kiss Me Deadly
Touch Of Evil

though I reckon you'd also enjoy Dial M For Murder, The Sweet Smell of Success, The Ladykillers and Rebel Without a Cause. Much of this list, as with the majority of 50s movies, requires you to be a fan of the film noir genre though.
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