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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 […]

Top 10 Cinema Cigars

Top 10 Cinema Cigars

Follow @DistractedFilm Serge Reggiani and Michel Piccoli with Yves Montand and Gerard Depardieu in Claude Sautet’s Vincent, Francois, Paul And The Others (1974). Nominated by @mariae_gloria Edward G. Robinson in Key Largo (John Huston, 1948). Thanks to @GloriaBB2 Jean-Luc Godard in his own Prenom Carmen (1983). Robert Mitchum in Cape Fear (J Lee Thompson, 1962). […]

Top 10 Fictional Technology

Top 10 Fictional Technology

Follow @DistractedFilm Apologies for my dreadful slowness in posting this list, but the Distracted production has been somewhat dominating proceedings recently. Anyway, here it is. Each piece of technology has been selected for it’s intrinsic absurdity, and that of the film in which it features. Thanks again to those who took the time to suggest […]

Top 10 People-On-The-Phone-In-Cinema Part II

Top 10 People-On-The-Phone-In-Cinema Part II

Follow @DistractedFilm Back, by popular demand, it’s People-On-The-Phone-In-Cinema Part II. The original 10 can be found here. Jeanne Moreau in Ascenseur Pour L’Echafaud (Louis Malle, 1958) Nominated by @AshesOfTheSoul and @maisrienisboss. Cary Grant and Rosalin Russell in His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940) Suggested by @aalanester. Stephen Lack in Scanners (David Cronenberg, 1981) Thanks to […]

Top 10 Actors-In-Cinema-Reading-Books

Top 10 Actors-In-Cinema-Reading-Books

Follow @DistractedFilm Once again we had a tremendous response to this list, and the narrowing-down-to-ten process was tricky to say the least. I try to mix it up; including titles from different eras and different aesthetics. If you want to see the complete list of titles suggested, go here. Anna Karina in Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, […]