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Vote: What are the Top 20 Greatest Films of All Time? (ARCHIVED)

Another very tentative list...

1. Mirror
2. 8½
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey
4. Persona
5. Citizen Kane
6. Sátántangó
7. Stalker
8. Touch of Evil
9. Un chien andalou
10. L'Eclisse
11. Rashomon
12. L'Année Dernière à Marienbad
13. Sunrise
14. Aguirre: The Wrath of God
15. La Maman et la Putain
16. Playtime
17. Man with a movie camera
18. A man escaped
19. Meshes of the Afternoon
20. Der Himmel über Berlin

12/27/2012 View
Vote: What are the Top 10 Black & White Visual Experiences in Film History? (ARCHIVED)

Here's a very tentative list:

1. 8½
2. Touch of Evil
3. L'Eclisse
4. L'Année Dernière à Marienbad
5. Persona
6. Andrei Rublev
7. Un homme qui dort
8. Sátántangó
9. Sunrise
10. Man with a movie camera

12/27/2012 View
TOP 10 FILMS OF ALL TIME - 2012 POLL RESULTS (as voted by Listology users) (ARCHIVED)

Oops, double post.

4/9/2012 View
TOP 10 FILMS OF ALL TIME - 2012 POLL RESULTS (as voted by Listology users) (ARCHIVED)

Well, in that case add:

8. Stalker (1979)
9. Touch of Evil (1958)
10. The Godfather, Part II (1974)

I find it a bit boring to include multiple entries by the same director. And I'm really not sure about The Godfather, Part II as there are so many films I really should rewatch. But there we are. Nice to see that five of my choices have cracked the top ten :)

4/9/2012 View
TOP 10 FILMS OF ALL TIME - 2012 POLL RESULTS (as voted by Listology users) (ARCHIVED)

1. The Mirror (1974)
2. 8 1/2 (1963)
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
4. Persona (1966)
5. Citizen Kane (1941)
6. Sátántangó (1994)
7. Un chien andalou (1929)

After that, there's a significant drop in quality, I think. Do I really need to come up with three more films? :)

4/8/2012 View
Piero Scaruffi Notes


12/8/2009 View
Piero Scaruffi Notes

I found this hilarious image on the net.

12/7/2009 View
Favorite Writers

Are you going for it? :-)

3/17/2009 View
Scaruffi Quotes That Have Made Me Laugh Out Loud (Quite Literally)

One of my favorites:

While the Beatles had tea with the Queen, the Stones were pissing in public.

(from his page on the Rolling Stones)

9/4/2008 View
lukeprog's paradigm shifts (chronological)

Wow, thanks a lot for the link! That one comes in very handy, as I was just planning to start studying ancient civilization!

8/21/2008 View
Reading Log, 2008

30 pages a day? What happened to speed reading?

8/19/2008 View
People I Would Like to Interview

I did ask him. He said that he did publish in peer-review journals back in the day, when he was in the computer science industry. He also stated that now that he's not working with the Academia any longer, it's really hard to get anything peer-reviewed.

8/19/2008 View
2008 Listening Log

Do you know where I could get hold of that Stockhausen piece, Cosmic Pulses?

8/12/2008 View
100 Greatest Paintings of All Time (pics)

So a Euro trip yielded the following update:

Michelangelo: Il Giudizio Universale/ Universal Judgement (1541) - Cappella Sistina, Roma
Klimt: Beethovenfries (1902) - Sezession, Wien
Klimt: The Virgin (1913) - National Gallery, Prague
Klimt: The Kiss (1908) - Belvedere, Wien
Botticelli: Allegoria della Primavera (1478) - Uffizi, Firenze
Monet: Nimphee (1926) - Orangerie, Paris
Uccello: Battaglia di San Romano/Part I (1456) - Uffizi, Firenze
Raffaello: Sposalizio della Vergine (1504) - Piancoteca di Brera, Milano
Botticelli: Nascita di Venere (1485) - Uffizi, Firenze
Monet: Cathedrale de Rouen, Musee National d'Orsay, Paris
Cranach: Flugelaltar mit dem Jungsten Gericht (1524) - Gemaldegalerie, Berlin
Rembrandt: Militia Company (1642) - Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Van Eyck: Madonna in the Church (1425) - Gemaldegalerie, Berlin
Bruegel: The Battle Between Carnival and Lent (1559) - Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien
Leonardo: Gioconda/ Mona Lisa (1505) - Louvre, Paris
Raffaello: Trasfigurazione (1519) - Pinacoteca Vaticana, Roma
Bruegel: Dutch Proverbs (1559) - Gemaldegalerie, Berlin
Klee: Ad Marginen (1930) - Kunstmuseum, Basel
Rubens: St Agustine, National Gallery, Prague
Renoir: Bal du Moulin de la Galette (1876) - Musee National d'Orsay, Paris
Van Eyck: The Virgin of Ivers (1435) - Louvre, Paris
Veronese: Nozze di Cana (1563) - Louvre, Paris
DeVries: Palastarchitektur mit Badernder (1596) - Kunsthistorische Muzeum, Wien
Memling: Johannesalterarn (1490) - Kunsthistorische Muzeum, Wien
Bruegel: Babel Tower (1563) - Kunsthistorische Muzeum, Wien
Bruegel: Procession to Calvary (1564) - Kunsthistorische Muzeum, Wien
Bruegel: Massacre of the Innocents (1567) - Kunsthistorische Muzeum, Wien
Bruegel: Bethlem (1566) - Kunsthistorische Muzeum, Wien
Cranach: Johan Friedun (1544) - Kunsthistorische Muzeum, Wien
Caravaggio: Davide/ Galea (1607) - Kunsthistorische Muzeum, Wien
Rubens: Stormy Landscape with Philomenon/ Gemitterland Schaft mit Philenen (1625) - Kunsthistorische Muzeum, Wien
Rubens: Feast of Venus/ Vennsfest (1637) - Kunsthistorische Muzeum, Wien
Rubens: Miracle of St Ignatz (1618) - Kunsthistorische Muzeum, Wien
Vermeer: Malkunst (1666) - Kunsthistorische Muzeum, Wien
Vermeer: The Astronomer (1668) - Louvre, Paris
Klimt: Judith I (1901) - Belvedere, Wien
Klimt: Melo (1912) - Belvedere, Wien
Paolo Uccello: Battaglia di San Romano/Part III (1456) - Louvre, Paris
Klimt: Avenue Schloss Kaven (1912) - Belvedere, Wien
Klimt: Beechwood (1903) - Belvedere, Wien
Klimt: Fritza Riedler (1906) - Belvedere, Wien
Schiele: Death and the Maiden (1915) - Belvedere, Wien
Schiele: Mother with two children (1917) - Belvedere, Wien
Schiele: Rainerbub (1910) - Belvedere, Wien
Schiele: Family (1917) - Belvedere, Wien
Bruegel: Sermon of St John 1566, Szepmuveszen Muzeum, Budapest
Bruegel: Triumph of Death (15??) - Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel
Holbein: Nikolaus Kratzer (1528) - Louvre, Paris
Holbein: Georg Gisze (1532) - Louvre, Paris
Rubens: Debarquement de Marie de Medicis (1625) - Louvre, Paris

52/100, getting there... :-)

8/12/2008 View
Things of questionable truth or effectiveness

And hey, you might wanna accept my friend request at Facebook :-)

7/11/2008 View