Faust (1926)

Faust (German title: Faust – Eine deutsche Volkssage) is a silent film produced in 1926 by UFA, directed by F.W. Murnau, starring Gösta Ekman as Faust, Emil Jannings as Mephisto, Camilla Horn as Gretchen/Marguerite, Frida Richard as her mother, Wilhelm Dieterle as her brother and Yvette Guilbert as Marthe Schwerdtlein, her aunt. Murnau’s film draws on older traditions of the legendary tale of Faust as well as on Goethe’s classic version. UFA wanted Ludwig Berger to direct Faust, as Murnau was engaged with Variety; Murnau pressured the producer and, backed by Jannings, eventually persuaded Erich Pommer to let him direct the movie.

Faust was Murnau’s last German movie, and directly afterward he moved to the US under contract to William Fox to direct Sunrise (1927); when the film premiered in the Ufa-Palast am Zoo of Berlin, Murnau was already shooting in Hollywoodhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faust_(1926_film)

IMDB Ratings: 8.1/10, God and Satan war over earth; to settle things, they wager on the soul of Faust, a learned and prayerful alchemist…  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0016847/

Greed (1924)

Greed is a 1924 American dramatic silent film. It was directed by Erich von Stroheim and starring Gibson GowlandZasu PittsJean HersholtDale FullerTempe PigottSylvia AshtonChester ConklinJoan Standing and Jack Curtis.

The plot follows a dentist whose wife wins a lottery ticket, only to become obsessed with money. When her former lover betrays the dentist as a fraud, all of their lives are destroyed. The movie was adapted by von Stroheim (shooting screenplay) andJoseph Farnham (titles) from the 1899 novel McTeague by Frank Norris. (The onscreen writing credit for June Mathis was strictly a contractual obligation to her on the part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (the parent studio), as she was not actually involved in the production.) Originally over ten hours long, Greed was ultimately edited against von Stroheim’s permission to about two and a half hours, and the full-length version is a lost filmhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greed_(film)

IMDB Ratings: 8.1/10, The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0015881/

The Gold Rush (1925)

IMDB Ratings: 8.3/10 , The Tramp goes the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more.  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0015864/

The Gold Rush is a 1925 silent film comedy written, produced, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin in his Little Tramp role. The film also stars Georgia HaleMack SwainTom MurrayHenry BergmanMalcolm Waite.

Chaplin declared several times that this was the film that he most wanted to be remembered for. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gold_Rush

Metropolis (1927)

Metropolis ist ein Stummfilm des deutschen Expressionismus, den Fritz Lang in den Jahren 1925 bis 1926 drehte. Schauplatz ist eine futuristische Großstadt mit ausgeprägter Zweiklassengesellschaft. Dieser Science-Fiction-Film ist einer der teuersten der damaligen Zeit und zählt zu den bedeutendsten Werken der Filmgeschichte. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis_(Film)

Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist film in the science-fiction genre directed by Fritz Lang. Produced in Germany during a stable period of the Weimar RepublicMetropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and makes use of this context to explore the social crisis between workers and owners inherent in capitalism, as expressed by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. The film was produced in the Babelsberg Studios by Universum Film A.G. (UFA). The most expensive silent film ever made, it cost approximately 5 million Reichsmark,[2] or approximately $15 million when adjusted for inflation.

Metropolis was cut substantially after its German premiere, and much footage was lost over the passage of successive decades. There have been several efforts to restore it, as well as discoveries of previously lost footage. A 2001 reconstruction ofMetropolis, shown at the Berlin Film Festival, was inscribed on UNESCO‘s Memory of the World Register in that same year.[3] In 2008, a copy of the film 30 minutes longer than any other known surviving copy was located in Argentina. After a long period of restoration in Germany, the restored film was shown publicly for the first time simultaneously at Berlin and Frankfurt on February 12, 2010.[4] The event of the Friedrichstadtpalast was shown live on a screen at the Brandenburg Gate as well as on TV on ARTE. This version was also shown in New York at the Ziegfeld Theater in the last two weeks of October 2010.[5] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis_(film)

IMDB Ratings: 8.4/10, In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017136/

An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Mr. Gore’s personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change.  A longtime advocate for the environment, Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way.  “Al Gore strips his presentations of politics, laying out the facts for the audience to draw their own conclusions in a charming, funny and engaging style, and by the end has everyone on the edge of their seats, gripped by his haunting message,” said Guggenheim.  An Inconvenient Truth is not a story of despair but rather a rallying cry to protect the one earth we all share.  “It is now clear that we face a deepening global climate crisis that requires us to act boldly, quickly, and wisely,” said Gore.

IMDB Ratings: 7.8/10  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0497116/

An Inconvenient Truth is a 2006 documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about former United States Vice President Al Gore‘s campaign to educate citizens about global warming via a comprehensive slide show that, by his own estimate, he has given more than a thousand times.

Premiering at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and opening in New York City and Los Angeles on May 24, 2006, the documentary was a critical and box-office success, winning 2 Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature and Best Original Song.[4] The film also earned $49 million at the box office worldwide, becoming the sixth-highest-grossing documentary film to date in the United States.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_inconvenient_truth

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is a 1948 American film written and directed by John Huston, a feature film adaptation of B. Traven‘s 1927 novel of the same name, in which two impecunious Americans Fred C. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) and Bob Curtin (Tim Holt) during the 1920s in Mexico join with an old-timer, Howard (Walter Huston, the director’s father), to prospect for gold. The old-timer accurately predicts trouble, but is willing to go anyway. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Treasure_of_the_Sierra_Madre_(film)

IMDB Ratings8.5/10   http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040897/

Dance of the Vampires (1967)

Dance of the Vampires Бесстрашные убийцы вампиров онлайн

The Fearless Vampire Killers (originally titled Dance of the Vampires) is a 1967 comedy horror film directed by Roman Polanski, written by Gérard Brach and Polanski, produced by Gene Gutowski and co-starring Polanski with future wife Sharon Tate. It has been produced as a musical, named Dance of the Vampires.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fearless_Vampire_Killers

Ningen no jōken / The Human Condition (film trilogy – 1959-1961)

Part I

http://www.peteava.ro/id-622028-ningen-no-joken-i-the-human-condition-i-1959-part-1

 

Part II aka the original Full Metal Jacket movie, which was used by Kubrick in 1984  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_Metal_Jacket

http://www.peteava.ro/id-622091-ningen-no-joken-ii-the-human-condition-ii-part-6

 

Part III

http://www.peteava.ro/id-622185-ningen-no-joken-iii-the-human-condition-iii-part-10

The Human Condition (人間の條件 Ningen no jōken?) is a Japaneseepic film trilogy made between 1959 and 1961. It is based on a novel by Gomikawa Junpei 五味川純平 (1916–1995).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ningen_no_joken

 

Kobayashi wants his audience to feel the soul crushing persistence of evil that war represents and no one who does make it through all three parts of “The Human Condition” can remain untouched. Each part has its own title (“No Greater Love” — Part I; “Road to Eternity” — Part II; and “A Soldier’s Prayer” — Part III) ) and the first and last parts even have their own intermissions. http://www.offoffoff.com/film/2008/the_human_condition.php

视频: Seven Samurai (1954)

Click 2 watch = 视频: Seven Samurai

 

Seven Samurai[1] (七人の侍 Shichinin no Samurai?) is a 1954 Japanese adventure drama film co-written, edited, and directed by Akira Kurosawa. The film takes place in 1587 during the Warring States Period of Japan. It follows the story of a village of farmers that hire seven masterless samurai (ronin) to combat bandits who will return after the harvest to steal their crops.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Samurai

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943)

The second of Universal’s “modernized” Sherlock Holmes films pits the Great Detective (Basil Rathbone, of course) against that “Napoleon of Crime,” Professor Moriarty (Lionel Atwill). Surpassing his previous skullduggery, Moriarty has now aligned himself with the Nazis and has dedicated himself to stealing a top-secret bomb sight developed by expatriate European scientist Dr. Franz Tobel (William Post Jr.). Before being kidnapped by Moriarty’s minions, Tobel was enterprising enough to disassemble his invention and distribute its components among several other patriotic scientists. Racing against the clock, Holmes and Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) try to stem the murders of Tobel’s colleagues and prevent Moriarty from getting his mitts on the precious secret weapon. The now-famous climax finds Holmes playing for time by allowing Moriarty to drain all the blood from his body, drop by drop (“The needle to the last, eh Holmes?” gloats the villain). Dennis Hoeymakes his first appearance as the dull-witted, conclusion-jumping Inspector Lestrade. Constructed more like a serial than a feature film, Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (based loosely on Conan Doyle’s The Dancing Men) is one of the fastest-moving entries in the series; it is also one of the most readily accessible, having lapsed into public domain in 1969. http://www.youtube.com/movie/sherlock-holmes-and-the-secret-weapon

Home

 

Internationally renowned photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand makes his feature directorial debut with this environmentally conscious documentary produced by Luc Besson, and narrated by Glenn Close. Shot in 54 countries and 120 locations over 217 days, Home presents the many wonders of planet Earth from an entirely aerial perspective. As such, we are afforded the unique opportunity to witness our changing environment from an entirely new vantage point. In our 200,000 years on Earth, humanity has hopelessly upset Mother Nature’s delicate balance. Some experts claim that we have less than ten years to change our patterns of consumption and reverse the trend before the damage is irreversible. Produced to inspire action and encourage thoughtful debate, Home poses the prospect that unless we act quickly, we risk losing the only home we may ever have http://www.youtube.com/movie/home-english-with-subtitles

Space Patrol – Raumpatrouille – Folge 1 – Angriff Aus Dem All (1966)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raumpatrouille_%E2%80%93_Die_phantastischen_Abenteuer_des_Raumschiffes_Orion

 

IMDB Ratings: 8.1/10

Some things from tomorrow may sound like a fairy tale. This is a fairy tale from the day after tomorrow … http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061289/

Battleship Potemkin (1925)

After the success of Strike (1924), Sergei Eisenstein was commissioned by the Soviet government to make a film commemorating the uprising of 1905. Eisenstein’s scenario, boiled down from what was to have been a multipart epic of the occasion, focussed on the crew of the battleship Potemkin. Fed up with the extreme cruelties of their officers and their maggot-ridden meat rations, the sailors stage a violent mutiny. This, in turn, sparks an abortive citizens’ revolt against the Czarist regime. The film’s centerpiece is staged on the Odessa Steps, where in 1905 the Czar’s Cossacks methodically shot down rioters and innocent bystanders alike. To Eisenstein, this single bloody incident was the crucible of the successful 1917 Bolshevik revolution, and the result was the “Odessa Steps sequence,” which is often considered the most famous sequence ever filmed; it is certainly one of the most imitated, perhaps most overtly by Brian De Palma in The Untouchables (1987). This triumph of Eisenstein’s “rhythmic editing” technique occurs in the middle of film, not as the climax, as more current film structure might do it. All the actors in the film were amateurs, selected by Eisenstein because of their “rightness” as types for their roles. Pictorial quality varies from print to print, but even in a duped-down version, Battleship Potemkin is must-see cinema. http://www.youtube.com/movie/battleship-potemkin

The Battleship Potemkin (RussianБроненосец «Потёмкин»Bronyenosyets Potyomkin), sometimes rendered as The Battleship Potyomkin, is a 1925 silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein and produced by Mosfilm. It presents a dramatized version of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against their officers of the Tsarist regime.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battleship_Potemkin