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Zerkalo

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Watching Brief Encounter on the iPlayer and realised this rated second on a BFI list of top 100 films.

Makes me think I don't like British films compared to American films.


Can see a few faves in there. Don't Look Now, Gregory's Girl, and Dr No.

What are your faves?
 

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The Italian Job.
 

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Ealing Comedies

pretty near anything comedy wise produced at the Ealing studios in the 50' and 60's

lavender Hill mob, Two way Stretch, Passport to Pimlico, Whisky Galore, Man in the White Suit, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Titfield Thunderbolt, The Maggie. the Ladykillers

full of a huge list of british stars of the day, Great films
 

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The old Christmas Favourite, Oliver (y)
 

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Very much an unknown film but one I enjoyed as a kid and I still have a soft spot for it.

 

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looking at that list

Id agree about Kes, the long good friday, Saturday night, sunday morning brassed off
 

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Truffaut loved Hitchcock but called British Cinema a contradiction in terms, bit harsh maybe. I've not seen early Hithcock so...

Did his best work in America though same as another great British Director Nic Roeg.

Best Ealing Film I've seen is The LadyKillers... Alex Guiness and Peter Sellers. (y)
 

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Naked is my favourite Mike Leigh. Imagine Kes (never seen) to be Loach's best as Naked is Mike Leigh's best.
 

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Some I'd add.

Moonlighting - about a troupe of Polish Builders

Images - This is 'British-American' like so many great British films, ranks up there with The Shining for me

 

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As Hitchcock said "to make a good film you need three things - a good story, a good story and a good story", after that it's easy, something that Hollywood seems to have forgotten.
 

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All my fave Hitchcock made in America though. Apart from Frenzy which is a decent thriller set in London. Not seen his early stuff I've seen recommended on here though, so that's some for my list along with this thread.
 

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Dr Strangelove is not on that list....strangely
certainly a brilliant film and made in the UK.
 
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