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Thursday, September 9, 2010

1926

Kurutta ippeji / A Page of Madness (Teinosuke Kinugasa)

TOP TIER:
Battling Butler (Buster Keaton)
By the Law (Lev Kuleshov)
Faust (F.W. Murnau)
The General (Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman)
Ménilmontant (Dimitri Kirsanov)
Miss Mend (Boris Barnet and Fedor Ozep)
A Page of Madness (Teinosuke Kinugasa)
So This is Paris (Ernst Lubitsch)

ALSO ESSENTIAL:
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Lotte Reiniger)
Anemic Cinema (Marcel Duchamp)
3 Bad Men (John Ford)
Bardelys the Magnificent (King Vidor)
The Bat (Roland West)
Beau Geste (Herbert Brenon)
Beverly of Graustark (Sidney Franklin)
The Blackbird (Tod Browning)
The Black Pirate (Albert Parker)
La boheme (King Vidor)
Bromo and Juliet (Leo McCarey)
Brown of Harvard (Jack Conway)
The Clinging Vine (Paul Sloane)
Crazy Like a Fox (Leo McCarey)
Dog Shy (Leo McCarey)
Don Juan (Alan Crosland)
The Duchess of Buffalo (Sidney Franklin)
Ella Cinders (Alfred E. Green)
Emak-Bakia (Man Ray)
Exit Smiling (Sam Taylor)
Fig Leaves (Howard Hawks)
Filmstudie (Hans Richter)
Fine Manners (Richard Rosson)
Flesh and the Devil (Clarence Brown)
For Heaven's Sake (Sam Taylor)
Geheimnisse einer Seele (G.W. Pabst)
The Girl in Tails (Karin Swanström)
The Great K&A Train Robbery (Lewis Seiler)
Hands Up! (Clarence Badger)
The Holy Mountain (Arnold Fanck)
Kiki (Clarence Brown)
Long Fliv the King (Leo McCarey)
The Magician (Rex Ingram)
Mantrap (Victor Fleming)
The Man Who Cheated Life (Henrik Galeen)
Mare Nostrum (Rex Ingram)
Memory Lane (John Stahl)
Mighty Like a Moose (Leo McCarey)Moana (Robert J. Flaherty)
Mother (Vsevolod Pudovkin)
Nana (Jean Renoir)
Nell Gwynne (Herbert Wilcox)
Old Ironsides (James Cruze)
Rien que les heures (Alberto Cavalcanti)
The Scarlet Letter (Victor Sjostrom)
Secrets Of A Soul (G.W. Pabst)
The Shamrock Handicap (John Ford)
The Show Off (Malcolm St. Clair)
The Son of the Sheik (George Fitzmaurice)
The Sorrows of Satan (D.W. Griffith)
So's Your Old Man (Gregory La Cava)
Sparrows (William Beaudine)
The Strong Man (Frank Capra)
Tell It to the Marines (George Hill)
The Temptress (Fred Niblo)
Torrent (Monta Bell)
Upstage (Monta Bell)
What Price Glory (Raoul Walsh)
The Winning of Barbara Worth (Henry King)

Faust (F.W. Murnau)






2 comments:

Robert said...

For '26, Jaime, I would put So This is Paris on top. And, for the record, my 1925 best are The Gold Rush, Master of the House, Faces of Children, Seven Chances, Lady Windermere's Fan, Ben-Hur, The Big Parade, and The Merry Widow. Some of my years are different from yours, but hope this helps. I've been working on a Silents list on MUBI, so I had the data at my fingertips, as it were. Thank you for all your good work. Bob

Jaime said...

Thanks Robert. 1925 is up and all of those are included. I don't think BEN-HUR is Top Tier material, though, but it made Essential Viewing. (I don't care for it, but many seem to.)

BTW, these are not intended to be "my" lists at all, but a more general accounting of the tastes of sophisticated cinephiles. I haven't seen lots of these and disagree with many.