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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 Rivetteā€™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, […]

Top 10 Actors-In-Cinemas-In-Cinema

Top 10 Actors-In-Cinemas-In-Cinema

Follow @DistractedFilm This list was inspired by Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson. It’s a film which offers a precise, personal vision of life, and of cinema itself. It’s also a film grounded in personal truth, personified by Adam Driver’s extraordinary central performance. His work seems to chime so perfectly with that of Jarmusch’s, at times you feel […]

Top 10 Criminal Cinema Couples

Top 10 Criminal Cinema Couples

Follow @DistractedFilm One of the main joys of creating these lists is discovering new titles, and that has certainly been true this time, and especially true of The Honeymoon Killers – a film whose irony is so brutal it’s actually quite beautiful. Criminal Cinema Couples naturally alludes to lovers, but I’ve broadened the list to […]

Top 10 Cinema Bicycles

Top 10 Cinema Bicycles

Follow @DistractedFilm Thanks again to all who took the time to suggest titles. Notable exclusions included Un Chien Andalou, Band Of Outsiders & Mon Oncle. Bicycles in cinema, it would seem, are joyous. They represent freedom and innocence, something good. Their destruction is something to be feared. In no particular order then. Une Femme Est […]