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Top 10 People In Pictures Taking Pictures

Top 10 People In Pictures Taking Pictures

Timothy Spall in Secrets And Lies (Mike Leigh, 1996).  Suggested by @PaulVonMitchell. Eiji Okada in Woman In The Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964). Thanks to @DancerOnFilm. Katharine Ross in The Stepford Wives (Bryan Forbes, 1975). Nominated by @XanaduFitness. Eddie Constantine in Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965). Nominated by @Romantikurbaa. Paparazzi in Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita (1960). […]

Top 10 Cinema Chess

Top 10 Cinema Chess

Follow @distractedfilm   Cary Grant in The Talk Of The Town (George Stevens, 1942). Suggested by @JHPCine. Henryk Baranowski & Wojciech Klata in Dekalog: 1 (Krzysytof Kieslowski, 1988). Thanks to @KafkaBoots. Alec Guinness in Carol Reed’s Our Man In Havana (1959). Nominated by @GloriaBB2. Juliet Berto & Jacques Donoil-Valcroze in Out 1 (Jacques Rivette, 1971). […]

Top 10 Whacky Laboratories - The Wonderful Madness of Creativity

Top 10 Whacky Laboratories – The Wonderful Madness of Creativity

Follow @distractedfilm Whacky laboratories are a celebration not only of cinema itself, but also of the wonderful madness of creativity,  a celebration expressed visually in an assortment of gadgets, potions and inventions. Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart, 1971).  Nominated by @baznut. Jerry Lewis and Stella Stevens in The Nutty Professor (Jerry Lewis, 1963).  […]

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 […]