The Ultimate Film School: High School Diploma

  • The Birth of a Nation (1915, D.W. Griffith)
  • Intolerance (1916, D.W. Griffith)
  • Greed (1924, Erich Von Stroheim)
  • Battleship Potemkin (1925, Sergei Eisenstein)
  • The Gold Rush (1925, Charles Chaplin)
  • Variety (1925, Ewald Andre Dupont)
  • The General (1927, Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton)
  • Metropolis (1927, Fritz Lang)
  • Napoleon (1927, Abel Gance)
  • Sunrise (1927, F.W. Murnau)
  • Un Chien Andalou (1928, Luis Bunuel)
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Carl Theodor Dreyer)

What started off as a simple post has turned into a mystery . . . I was just going to post this:

From: Netflix Shipping <>
Subject: For Mon: Andrei Rublev

But when I tried to find the ecstatic post where you elevated that movie to your top 10 ever, or the "Watched in 2002" list where I thought it appeared, I found no trace (and saw that your top 10 was archived, I assume in anticipation of finishing your top 100). So were you too hasty in your accolades? Do I have a 4-hour Russian epic on the way that does not carry quite the ringing endorsement it once did? Or is my memory just failing me spectacularly? :-)

You're right about my archiving of my top ten list. Hopefully, one of these days I'll finish my top 100, so I went ahead and kicked it back into the archives.

Honestly, I can't remember where in the world I made that comment. I know I did, and yes, Andrei RUblev is still in my top ten films ever, but I can't recall where I said that. A few quick searches still left my puzzled.

Andrei Rublev is long and will probably bore most folks to death. I hope you enjoy it. I love it.

I'm trust, of course, you'll let me know either way... ;)

I'll search more after work...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs