Hello Film Doctor friends.
Looks like another working week is behind us, which can only mean… Fun Friday! Marking the release of “Captain Phillips ” the Film Doctor team turns to its Director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Supremacy, Bloody Sunday, Green Zone, United 93) for some cinematic picks:
- The Battle of Algiers (1966, dir. Gillo Pontecorvo) – “I could pick a dozen films, like Citizen Kane, Night & Fog, Jules et Jim, you know what I mean? But The Battle Of Algiers had a profound effect on me personally. I remember seeing that when I was 17 years old and it stayed with me forever.” (P. Greengrass in an interview with Rob Carnevale for BBC Films)
- Battleship Potemkin (1925, dir. Sergei Eisenstein)
- Z (1969, dir. Costa-Gavras)
- Citizen Kane (1941, dir. Orson Welles)
- Breathless (1960, dir. Jean-Luc Godard)
- The War Game (1965, dir. Peter Watkins)
- The Gospel According to St Matthew (1964, dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini)
- Kes (1969, dir. Ken Loach)
- Bicycle Thieves (1948, dir. Vittorio De Sica)
- Seven Samurai (1954, dir. Akira Kurosawa)
- “Any film by Alan Clarke” – which could be Made In Britain (1982), Rita, Sue and Bob Too! (1987) , or Scum (1979) – “because his films are oddly more combative. They’re slightly more street fighting in a way and I like that and can feel that in my self too. When Stephen Frears said “he became the best of all of us”, he was speaking the truth. I think he was an outstanding voice.” (P. Greengrass in an interview with Rob Carnevale for BBC Films)
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