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Top 10 Cinema Billiards

Top 10 Cinema Billiards

Follow @distractedfilm Alain Delon in Le Cercle Rouge (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1970). Suggested by @dean_frey. Buster Keaton in his own Sherlock Jr (1924) Anna Karina in Vivre Sa Vie (Jean-Luc Godard, 1962). Nominated by @AshesOfTheSoul. Alun Armstrong in Billy The Kid And The Green Baize Vampire (Alan Clarke, 1987). And @PaulvonMitchell nominated this one. Peter Sellers […]

Top 10 Armchair Actors

Top 10 Armchair Actors

Follow @distractedfilm Catherine Deneuve with David Bowie in The Hunger (Tony Scott, 1983). Marcello Mastroianni with Jean-Louis Trintignant in The Sunday Woman (Luigi Comencini, 1975). Nominated by @RomantikKurbaa. Greta Garbo in Queen Christina (Rouben Mamoulian, 1933). Many thanks @believebird. Dirk Bogarde in Providence (Alain Resnais, 1977). Suggested by mskathleenquinn. Jean Gabin with Lino Ventura and […]

Top 10 Films Set-In-London-During-The-1960s

Top 10 Films Set-In-London-During-The-1960s

Follow @distractedfilm My admiration for the history of British cinema only grows, discovering beautiful new titles  during the making of this list. Thank-you, as always, to all contributors. Notable exclusions this time included; Preminger’s Bunny Lake Is Missing and Victim with Dirk Bogarde. Some others fell foul of the duplication rule, namely; Antonioni’s Blow Up and Polanski’s Repulsion. In […]

Top 10 Actors-On-Trains-In-Cinema

Top 10 Actors-On-Trains-In-Cinema

Follow @DistractedFilm We had an extraordinary response to this list, with all sorts of titles having to be excluded from the final 10. These included;  Bunuel’s That Obscure Object Of Desire, Powell And Pressburger’s A Canterbury Tale and Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein. Alain Delon in Mr Klein (Joseph Losey, 1976). Fernando Rey with Gene Hackman […]

Top 10 Cinema Ice-Creams & Lollipops

Top 10 Cinema Ice-Creams & Lollipops

Follow @DistractedFilm Many thanks to all who took the time to suggest titles. Notable exclusions included The Wizard of Oz, French Connection II, It’s A Wonderful Life and Baby Doll. In no particular order then… Francoise Dorleac and Jean-Paul Belmondo. That Man From Rio (Philippe de Broca, 1964). Isabelle Huppert in The Lacemaker (Claude Coretta, […]

The Top 10 Cinema Luggage

The Top 10 Cinema Luggage

Follow @DistractedFilm Many thanks, as always, to everyone who took the trouble to suggest titles. Notable exclusions included a volley of Hitchcock films, Elia Kazan’s A Streetcar Named Desire and Visconti’s Rocco And His Brothers. An actor carrying luggage within a frame possesses it’s own visual poetry. However, luggage is also a highly economical means […]

Top 10 Films-Set-In-Paris-During-The-1970s

Top 10 Films-Set-In-Paris-During-The-1970s

Follow @DistractedFilm Out 1 – (Jacques Rivette, 1971) Nominated by me and seconded by @SkotArmstrong. Out 1 is one of the crowning achievements of Rivette’s remarkable career. Conceived as a television mini-series, this near-thirteen-hour monolith consists of eight feature-length episodes revolving around two theatre troupes, blackmail and conspiracy. Multiple characters introduce multiple plotlines, weaving a […]