Re: Connection


Resurrection of My Nearly Ultimate List
of Classic Foreign Films




Australia 2008 Baz Luhrmann, Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Shea Adams. RETURN Pearl Harbor eyewitness account
The Last Wave 1977 Peter Weir
Mad Max 1979 Director: George Miller
Mad Max 2 aka The Road Warrior 1981 George Miller
Gallipoli 1981 Peter Weir
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985 George Miller, George Ogilvie
The Water Diviner 2014 Russell Crowe




The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) [Alt: La Passion de
Jeanne D'Arc] Carl Dreyer - more Legends - Joan of Arc National Saint ~ Universal Heroine
The Maid of Orleans* Barbara (1997) Nils Malmros * Danish
Cinema webpage * Dogville (2003) Lars von Trier




Napoleon 1927 Abel Gance -Silent- Un Grand Amour de Beethoven Abel Gance
The Passion of Joan of Arc 1928 [Alt: La Passion de Jeanne D'Arc] Carl Dreyer
Un Chien Andalou 1929 Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí
L'ÂGE D'OR 1930 Luis Buñuel
Les Miserables 1934 Raymond Bernard
Grande Illusion 1937 Jean Renoir
Quai des Brumes aka Port of Shadows (1938) Marcel Carné * Les visiteurs du soir aka The Devil's Envoys(1942) Marcel Carné * Drole de Drame Marcel Carné * Le Jour se Leve Marcel Carné * Les Enfants du Paradis Marcel Carné * Hotel du Nord Marcel Carné
La Bete Humaine (1943) Jean Renoir
La belle et la bête aka Beauty and the Beast 1946 Jean Cocteau
Orphée aka Orpheus 1949-1950 Jean Cocteau
La Beaute du Diable (1950) Rene Clair * Belles de Nuit Rene Clair
Jeux Interdits (Forbidden Games) 1951 Rene Clement
L' Atalante Jean Vigo * Le Salaire de la Peur (1953) Henri-Georges Clouzot * Le Samourai Jean-Pierre Melville * Un Homme et une Femme Claude Lelouch
Les Diaboliques (1955) Henri-Georges Clouzot
Nuit et Brouillard aka Night and Fog (Documentary) (1955) Alain Renais
Gervaise (1956) Rene Clement
Elena et les Hommes (1956) Jean Renoir * La Regle du Jeu Jean Renoir * Une Partie de Campagne Jean Renoir
Les quatre cents coups (400 Blows) (1959) François Truffaut
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959) Alain Renais
Plein Soleil (1960) Rene Clement
Jules et Jim (1962) François Truffaut * A Bout de Souffle Francois Truffaut * Baises Voles François Truffaut
Germinal (1963) Yves Allegret
The Name of the Rose - Sean Connery fan (1986 France-Germany-Italy)
Au Revoir Les Enfants 1987 Louis Malle
Der Himmel Uber Berlin/Wings Of Desire Director: Wim Wenders (1987 France/West Germany)
Le Moine et La Sorcière [The Sorceress] (1987) Suzanne Schiffman
The Count of Monte Cristo 1998 Rowland V. Lee
- l'enfance d'un chef (original title) Eric Valli Dec 1999 France/Nepal/Switzerland
Bon Voyage Jean-Paul Rappeneau 2003 - Peter Coyote




The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari [Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (1920)] Robert Wiene (release date March 19, 1921)
Ich küsse Ihre Hand, Madame aka I Kiss Your Hand Madame (1929) Robert Land
Juxbaron, Der (1926) aka International: Imaginary Baron
M (1931, restored @ 111 minutes, Peter Lorre) Fritz Lang
Metropolis Fritz Lang German/Silent
Dr Mabuse (1922) Fritz Lang - Silent
Die Nibelungen (1924) [Two Parts: Siegfried and Kriemhild's Revenge] Fritz Lang
Pandora's Box Georg Pabst - Silent
Dreigroshenoper (Beggar's Opera) Georg Pabst
Liebelei (1933) Max Ophuls
Faust (1926) F. W. Murnau - Silent
Nosferatu (1922) F. W. Murnau - Silent
The Last Laugh (1924) F. W. Murnau - Silent
Blaue Engel aka Blue Angel (1930) Joseph von Stenberg [Dietrich fanpage - Blue Angel]
mini series for love of beauty The Far Pavilions, Peter John Duffell, 1984
West Germany




Pather Panchali Satyajit Ray - Bengali (1955)
Aparajito aka The Unvanquished Satyajit Ray - Bengali (1956)
Apu Sansar aka The World of Apu Satyajit Ray - Bengali (1959)
Charulata aka The Lonely Wife Satyajit Ray - Bengali (1964)
The Far Pavilions Peter Duffell (1984)




The Bicycle Thief 1948 Vittorio de Sica
Miracle in Milan 1951 Vittorio de Sica
Umberto D 1952 Vittorio de Sica
Senso 1954 Luchino Visconti
La Strada 1954 Federico Fellini
La Dolce Vita 1960 Frederico Fellini
L' Avventura 1960 Michelangelo Antonioni
La Notte aka The Night - French-Italian 1961 Antonioni
Divorce Italian Style 1962 Pietro Germi
The Leopard 1963 Luchino Visconti
Juliet of The Spirits 1965 Frederico Fellini
Battle of Algiers, La Battaglia Di Algeri 1966 Gillo Pontecorvo
Garden of Finzi-Contini 1970 Vittorio de Sica
Death in Venice 1971 Luchino Visconti
Ludwig 1972 Luchino Visconti




Rashomon/In the Woods (1950) Akira Kurosawa
Hakuchi (The Idiot) (1951) Kurosawa
Ikiru (1952) Akira Kurosawa
Gate of Hell (1953) [Alt: Jigokuman] Teinsuke Kinugasa
Seven Samurai (1954) Akira Kurosawa
Yojimbo (1961) Kurosawa
Kurosawa on Mifune - cinema's great director/actor team
Ran (1985) Akira Kurosawa
Ring (1998) Director: Hideo Nakata , Chisui Takigawa


New Zealand


The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988) Vincent Ward
The Lord of the Rings [trilogy] Peter Jackson * The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Peter Jackson


Russia and Eastern


Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925) Sergei M. Eisenstein [also Alexander Nevsky (1938) and Ivan The Terrible - silent]
Ballad of a Soldier (1959) Grigori Chukhrai
The Cranes are Flying (1957) Mikhail Kalatozov
Voina i Mir/War and Peace (1967) Sergei Bondarchuk
Korol Lir (King Lear) Grigorii Kozintsev
Sayat Nova (1968) Sergei Paradzhanov
Solaris Andrei Tarkovski * Andrei Rublev (1966) Andrei Tarkovski
Dersu Uzala (1974) Akira Kurosawa


Saints - Seventh Heaven


Dead Man Walking 1996 New York NY PolyGram Video 122m [Sister Helen Prejean]
Dreaming of Tibet 2003 Will Parrinello [Writer: John Antonelli] A film about the resilience of the human spirit.
Francis of Assisi, 1961 Michael Curtiz, 105 mins. [Not long after playing St. Clare, Dolores Hart left Hollywood and became a cloistered contemplative Benedictine nun!]
The Passion of Joan of Arc 1928, Carl Theodor Dreyer, BW, Silent 114m Dreyer's silent masterpiece, considered by a number of critics to be the single greatest silent movie, based on trial transcripts. Bresson's later version also good. In English, best one with Ingrid Bergman as Joan.
Kundun 1997, Martin Scorsese, 135 mins Good companion to Seven Years in Tibet.
Little Buddha 1993 Bernardo Bertolucci, 140m Film interweaves the story of young Seattle boy chosen as a "tulku" (a reincarnation of a lama) with the life of the Buddha (Keanu Reeve) derived from standard Buddhist stories. Good companion to The Shadow (Alec Baldwin.)
Marcelino pan y vino [aka The Miracle of Marcellino] 1954, Ladislao Vajda, in Spanish, 91m About a little boy brought up in a monastery, who gives a present to Jesus. imdb
Milarepa 1974, Liliana Cavani, in Italian. 108 mins.
The Song of Bernadette 1987 Werfel, Franz Livonia, Mich: CBS/Fox Video, 156 Min.
The Ten Commandments deMille, 1990 Hollywood CA Paramount Home Video 219 Min


Spain and France


An Andalusian Dog 1929 Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali, French-silent [L'Age D'Or (1930) Luis Bunuel French-silent
Los Olvidados 1950 Luis Bunuel
Viridiana 1961 Luis Bunuel
Discreet Charm of the Bourgeosie 1972 Luis Bunuel French/Spanish
One of the Hollywood Ten 2000 - Karl Francis UK/Spain - go to It's All In The Sauce
Pan's Labyrinth/ El Laberinto del Fauno Director: Guillermo del Toro (2006 Spain/Mexico)




Körkarlen aka The Phantom Carriage (1921) Victor Sjöström
The Seventh Seal (1957) Ingmar Bergman
[The Virgin Spring (1959) Ingmar Bergman
The Magic Flute (Opera/Film) Ingmar Bergman
Cries and Whisper (1972) Ingmar Bergman
Through a glass darkly, Ingmar Bergman
Wild Strawberries, Ingmar Bergman]
Intermezzo (1936) Gustaf Molander


The United Kingdom


Rembrandt (1936) Alexander Korda
Henry V (1945) Laurence Olivier and Hamlet 1943
Blow-Up 1966 Michelangelo Antonioni
Great Expectations (1946) David Lean [Charles Dickens classic]
The Turn Of The Screw/Innocents (1960) Jack Clayton
A Man for All Seasons (1966) Fred Zinnemann see the candle page for Patron Saint of Adoption
The Lion in Winter (1968) Anthony Harvey see also Katharine Hepburn fanpage
Get Carter 1971 Mike Hodges
Pope Joan (1972) Michael Anderson
Man Who Fell to Earth, The (1976) Nicolas Roeg [David Bowie]
Excalibur (1981) John Boorman
Henry V (1989) Kenneth Branagh
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992 France-Spain-UK-US) Ridley Scott see also fanpage for Gérard Depardieu
Braveheart (1995) Mel Gibson - see TDN fanpage for Mel Gibson
One of the Hollywood Ten - Karl Francis UK/Spain 2000
Chasing Ice Jeff Orlowski 2012, Stars: James Balog, Svavar Jónatansson, Louie Psihoyos. Documentary


Swashbuckler List


The Adventures of Don Juan - silent - John Barrymore
The Adventures of Don Juan (1949) Errol Flynn, Raymond Burr
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone
Against All Flags (1952) Errol Flynn, Anthony Quinn
Barry Lyndon (1975) Ryan O'Neal, Patrick Magee
The Beastmaster (1982) Marc Singer
Black Arrow (1985) Oliver Reed
Black Pirate (1926) Douglas Fairbanks
Black Swan (1942) Tyrone Power, Anthony Quinn
Blind Fury (1990) Rutger Hauer
Bob Roberts (1992) Tim Robbins
Braveheart (1995) Mel Gibson
By the Sword (1993) F. Murray Abraham, Eric Roberts
Captain Blood (1935) Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone
The Challenge (1982) Toshiro Mifune, Scott Glenn
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) Errol Flynn, David Niven
Chushingura, The Loyal 47 Retainers, Toshiro Mifune as symbol of the samurai spirit
Clash of the Titans (1981) Ursula Andress, Harry Hamlin
Conan the Barbarian (1982) Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones
Conan the Destroyer (1984) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wilt Chamberlain
The Corsican Brothers (1941) Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
The Count of Monte Christo (1934) Robert Donat
The Count of Monte Christo (1975) Richard Chamberlain, Tony Curtis (TV movie)
The Court Jester (1956) Danny Kaye, Basil Rathbone
Crossed Swords (1978) Raquel Welch, Charlton Heston
Cutthroat Island (1995) Geena Davis
Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) Jose Ferrer
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) Gerard Depardieu
Dangerous Liasons (1988) John Malkovich, Glenn Close
Dragonheart (1996) Dennis Quaid, Sean Connery
Dragonslayer (1981) Peter MacNicol, Ralph Richardson
The Duelists (1978) Harvey Keitel, Keith Carradine
El Cid (1961) Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren
The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Mark Hamil, Harrison Ford
Excalibur (1981) Nicol Williamson, John Boorman
Fire and Ice (1983) animated
First Knight (1995) Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond
The Flame and the Arrow (1950) Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo
Flesh and Blood (1985) Rutger Hauer
The Four Musketeers (1975) Richard Chamberlain, Michael York
Frenchman's Creek (1944) Basil Rathbone, Joan Fontaine
Gladiator - Russell Crowe, Richard Harris, J. Phoenix
Glory (1989) Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington
The Great Race (1965) Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk
Hamlet (1948) Laurence Olivier
Hamlet (1969) Anthony Hopkins
Hamlet (1990) Mel Gibson, Glenn Close
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Hercules/ Labors of Hercules (1959) Steve Reeves
Henry V (1944) Laurence Olivier
Henry V (1989) Kenneth Branagh
Highlander (1986) Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery
The Hobbit (1978) animated TV movie
Ivanhoe (1953) Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor
Ivanhoe (1982) James Mason
Kingdom of Heaven - Orlando Bloom, Eva Green
Krull (1983) Liam Neeson
Kull (1997) Kevin Sorba, Tia Carrere
Ladyhawke (1985) Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer
The Last Samurai Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe
Legend (1985) Tom Cruise, Mia Sara
Long John Silver (1954) Robert Newton, Kit Taylor
Lord of the Rings (1978) animated
The Lord of the Rings - Peter Jackson trilogy navigation
Macbeth (1948) Orson Welles, Roddy McDowall
Macbeth (1971) John Finch
The Magic Sword (1962) Basil Rathbone
The Man in Grey (1946) James Mason, Stewart Granger
The Man in the Iron Mask Leonardo deCaprio, Jeremy Irons, Gabriel Byrne, Gerard Depardieu
The Mark of Zorro (1920) Douglas Fairbanks
The Mark of Zorro (1940) Tyrone Power, Basil Rathbone
The Mark of Zorro TV Guy Williams
The Mark of Zorro Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Zones
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974) John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Eric Idle
Morgan the Pirate (1960) Steve Reeves
The Prince and the Pauper (1937) Errol Flynn, Claude Rains
The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., David Niven
The Prisoner of Zenda (1952) Stewart Granger, James Mason
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) Errol Flynn
Ran (1985) Tatsoya Nakadai
The Return of the Jedi (1983) Harrison Ford, Mark Hamil
Return of the King (1979) animated TV movie
Ring of Steel (1994) Carol Alt, Joe Don Baker
Rob Roy (1995) Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange
Robin and Marian (1976) Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn
Robin Hood (1922) Director: Allan Dwan, Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., Wallace Beery, Sam De Grasse, Enid Bennett

Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. visits John Barrymore filming Don Juan, c.1926

Robin of Sherwood TV Michael Praed, Jason Connery, Judi Trott
Romeo and Juliet (1935) Basil Rathbone, Leslie Howard
Romeo and Juliet (1954) Laurence Harvey
Romeo and Juliet (1968) Michael York
Royal Flash (1975) Malcolm McDowell
Sanjuro (1962) Toshiro Mifune
Scaramouche (1952) Stewart Granger, Janet Leigh
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1935) Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon
The Sea Hawk (1940) Errol Flynn, Claude Rains
The Seven Samurai (1954) Toshiro Mifune
Shogun (1980) Richard Chamberlain, Toshiro Mifune (TV mini-series)
Sinbad the Sailor (1949) Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Maureen O'Hara
The Spanish Main (1945) Maureen O'Hara, Paul Heinreid
Spartacus (1961) Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis
Star Wars (1977) Harrison Ford, Mark Hamil
Sweet Liberty (1986) Michael Caine, Alan Alda
The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982) Lee Horsley
The Sword of Sherwood Forest (1961) Richard Greene, Peter Cushing
The Swordsman (1993) Lorenzo Lamas
TekWar: TekLab (1994), Movies and TV series from The TEK novels by William Shatner Interview with William Shatner about TekWar (1995)
The Three Musketeers (1921) Douglas Fairbanks
The Three Musketeers (1933) John Wayne [This was a 12 part serial with the Musketeers updated and in the French Foreign Legion.]
The Three Musketeers (1935) Walter Abel
The Three Musketeers (1949) Gene Kelley, Lana Turner
The Three Musketeers (1959) Don Ameche
The Three Musketeers (1974) Michael York, Raquel Welch
The Three Musketeers (1993) Tim Curry, Charlie Sheen
Throne of Blood (1957) Toshiro Mifune
Tom Jones (1963) Albert Finney, Susannah York
Under the Red Robe (1937) Raymond Massey
The Vikings (1958) Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis
The Warriors (1955) Errol Flynn
Wizards and Warriors (1983) Julia Duffy, Jeff Conaway
Willow (1988) Val Kilmer
Without a Clue (1988) Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley
The Yakuza/ Brotherhood of the Yakuza (1975) Robert Mitchum, Brian Keith
Yojimbo (1962) Toshiro Mifune
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) Nicholas Rowe



Out of Sight

Paging Guy Fawkes, Paging Guy Fawkes... he's not answering his page...

1973 Horror Classic, The Wicker Man
shot in Kirkcudbrightshire

In the first edition of his autobiography, Tall, Dark and Gruesome [1977] Christopher Lee writes, "The best scripted film I ever took part in, The Wicker Man, turned out in the end to be a flawed masterpiece. It was a terrifying story of the Lord of Misrule, a conflict between Christianity and Paganism, worked out on a Scottish island. I played the head of the pagan community, Lord Summerisle, and the virginal policeman, played by Edward Woodward, is burned alive in the Wicker Man as a sacrifice to the Druids. I acted as a go-between in finding producer Peter Snell after Anthony Shaffer, before he's got Sleuth on, came to me with a novel by David Pinner, called Ritual, asking if I thought a script would find a sponsor. The music, specially composed for it by the American Paul Giovanni, was tremendous. It was a perfect example of fantasy, and might yet become a cult picture... had no press showing nor promotion... those who did see it were given a version that was too drastically cut. Another twenty-five minutes should have survived... I'm not sure why, but it does seem to be true that one cannot have everything. The one great regret of my life is that I did not make more of my singing..."



"Back off man. I'm a scientist".


The Blues Brothers 1980 and Blues Brothers 2000
Ghostbusters 1984 and Ghostbusters 21989
I Married A Witch, Rene Clair 1942
Vibes 1988 - Cyndi Lauper fanpage
Witches of Eastwick, The 1987
restored: Sagagossa Manuscript Wojciech Has [in honor of Jerry Garcia]

The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
-Carl G. Jung
Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1961), Ch. 5


Out of Sight Links

100 Greatest Films
Criterion Collection
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr Silent Film - see also Dining With Royalty
Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens
Sundance Festival - 31 Days of Sundance
Wired latest animation videos

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