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The Best Films

  1. 1. The best films of the history Best films considered the greatest ever
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>In this PWP, we’re going to show you the 10 best films of the history. </li></ul><ul><li>Every decade, the British film monthly Sight & Sound asks an international group of film professionals to vote for their greatest film of all time. </li></ul><ul><li>The Sight & Sound accolade has come to be regarded as one of the most important of the &quot;greatest ever film&quot; lists. </li></ul><ul><li>Roger Ebert described it as &quot;by far the most respected of the countless polls of great movies, the only one most serious movie people take seriously.&quot; </li></ul>
  3. 3. Citizen Kane <ul><li>Citizen Kane is a 1941 American drama film, directed by and starring Orson Welles. </li></ul><ul><li>The film is widely considered the greatest of all time and is particularly praised for its innovative cinematography, music and narrative structure. Citizen Kane was Welles' first feature film. </li></ul><ul><li>The film was nominated for Academy Awards in nine categories; it won an Academy Award for Best Writing by Herman Mankiewicz and Welles. </li></ul><ul><li>It was released by RKO Pictures. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Plot of Citizen Kane <ul><li>Kane is a boy who becomes the sixth largest fortune in the world. His legal guardian is an entrepreneur do Monopoli style, but Kane will embark on a quest for truth and for the rights of the American underclass. </li></ul><ul><li>The tycoon buy statues, paintings and even some historic buildings in a wildly false pursuit of happiness lost when the child acquired this fortune. </li></ul><ul><li>The film begins with a hand drops a glass sphere. The area has a representation of a house in the mountains (like the house of his childhood), when it breaks the person you are in bed utters &quot;Rosebud&quot; and die. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Vertigo <ul><li>Vertigo is a 1958 American psychological thriller film. </li></ul><ul><li>Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart, Kim Novak and Barbara Bel Geddes. </li></ul><ul><li>The film was written by Alec Coppel and Samuel A. Taylor, based on a novel by Boileau-Narcejac. </li></ul><ul><li>A retired police detective, who has acrophobia, is hired as a private investigator to follow the wife of an acquaintance to uncover the mystery of her peculiar behavior. </li></ul><ul><li>The film received mixed reviews upon initial release, but has garnered much acclaim since then and is now frequently ranked among the greatest films ever made. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Plot of Vertigo <ul><li>Scottie Ferguson forced to leave his job as a police detective in San Francisco because of his fear of heights, is hired by his friend Gavin Elster to monitor his wife, Madeleine (the pretty but cold and distant Kim Novak). </li></ul><ul><li>Madeleine is obsessed by death and by the memory of her ancestor Carlotta, but Scottie try to find out all that is behind the haunted woman. </li></ul><ul><li>The recently deceased Barbara Ellie Ewing Bel Geddes had in this film one of his best known roles in films such as Marjorie Midge Wood, the faithful friend Scottie. </li></ul>
  7. 7. La Règle du jeu (The Rules Of The Game) <ul><li>The Rules of the Game (original French title: La Règle du jeu ) is a 1939 French film directed by Jean Renoir about upper-class french society just before the start of World War II. </li></ul><ul><li>Renoir's film is in part an adaptation of Alfred de Musset's Les Caprices de Marianne , a popular 19th-century comedy of manners. </li></ul><ul><li>Renoir takes the film far beyond the pleasantries of a typical comedy of manners, creating instead a biting and tragic satire that captured the frenetic emotions of France on the cusp of World War II. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Plot of The Rules Of The Game <ul><li>On the estate of a French noble friends of the homeowner meet and spend a few days off. Over the holidays, walks and, above all the guests love affairs between a social map is shaping up that the director Jean Renoir filmed so beautifully and honestly. </li></ul><ul><li>No matter how charming or irreverent look these bourgeois dissipated life: his country was on the threshold of a war and a fierce moral dilemma, and in that context, no one turned out to be innocent. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Godfather <ul><li>The Godfather is a 1972 American gangster film based on the novel of the same name by Mario Puzo and directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a screenplay by Puzo, Coppola, and Robert Towne. </li></ul><ul><li>It stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte and Diane Keaton, and features John Cazale, Talia Shire, Al Martino, and Abe Vigoda. </li></ul><ul><li>The story spans ten years from 1945 to 1955 and chronicles the fictional Italian American Corleone crime family. </li></ul><ul><li>Two sequels followed: The Godfather Part II in 1974, and The Godfather Part III in 1990. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Plot of The Godfather Part I <ul><li>The story begins as Don Vito Corleone, the head of a New York Mafia family, oversees his daughter's wedding. </li></ul><ul><li>His beloved son Michael has just come home from the war, but does not intend to become part of his father's business. </li></ul><ul><li>Through Michael's life the nature of the family business becomes clear. </li></ul><ul><li>The business of the family is just like the head of the family, kind and benevolent to those who give respect, but given to ruthless violence whenever anything stands against the good of the family. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Plot of The Godfather Part II <ul><li>In a meticulous reconstruction of the &quot;Little Italy&quot;, in New York, in the early the audience feels the first years of Vito Andolini. </li></ul><ul><li>In Sicily, a local boss named Don Ciccio ordered to kill his father and elder brother of the boy Vito Andolini. Vito's mother asks Don Ciccio audience and pleads for the life of his son. Don Ciccio refuses to forgive him when he grows up, arguing that sought to kill him. </li></ul><ul><li>His mother takes Ciccio hostage Don Vito and yells at him to run. Vito Andolini he escapes to New York, USA. During an interview with Immigration changes its name to Corleone because of confusion. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tokyo Story <ul><li>Tokyo Story is a 1953 Japanese film directed by Yasujiro Ozu. </li></ul><ul><li>It tells the story of a couple who travel to Tokyo to visit their grown children, but find their children are too absorbed in their own lives to spend much time with their parents. </li></ul><ul><li>It is often regarded as Ozu's greatest masterpiece, and has twice appeared in Sight & Sound magazine's 'Top Ten' list of the greatest films ever made. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Plot of Tokyo Story <ul><li>An elderly couple decides to travel to Tokyo to visit their children. </li></ul><ul><li>One of them become a doctor in his neighborhood, after the civil wars in Japan, had separated. </li></ul><ul><li>But things have changed a lot and feel the queen gulf between the generations both as between rural dwellers and among the city. </li></ul>
  14. 14. 2001: A Space Odyssey <ul><li>2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 science fiction film directed by Stanley Kubrick released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke. </li></ul><ul><li>The film deals with thematic elements of human evolution, technology, artificial intelligence, and extraterrestrial life, and is notable for its scientific realism, pioneering special effects, ambiguous imagery that is open-ended to a point approaching surrealism, sound in place of traditional narrative techniques, and minimal use of dialogue. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Plot of 2001: A Space Odyssey <ul><li>The history of mankind, in various stages of past and future, is narrated in the sci-fi cult par excellence of film history. </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of years ago at the dawn of the birth of Homo sapiens, some apes discover a monolith that takes them to a stage of superior intelligence. </li></ul><ul><li>Another monolith appears again, millions of years later, buried in a moon, which causes the interests of human scientists. </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, HAL 9000, an artificial intelligence machine, is responsible for all systems in a manned spacecraft during a NASA mission. </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Battleship Potemkin <ul><li>The Battleship Potemkin is a 1925 silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein and produced by Mosfilm. </li></ul><ul><li>It presents a dramatised version of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against their officers of the Tsarist regime. </li></ul><ul><li>The Battleship Potemkin has been called one of the most influential propaganda films of all time, and was named the greatest film of all time at the World's Fair at Brussels, Belgium, in 1958. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Plot of The Battleship Potemkin <ul><li>The film tells the story of the Soviet Union in the first attempt failed, the revolution in 1905. </li></ul><ul><li>The sailors of the battleship Prince Potemkin of Tauride support the poor living conditions, as the entire Russian population that lives under the dominion of the Tsar. </li></ul><ul><li>The mutiny is developed by the discontent of the sailors by precarious and inhuman conditions in which they were, being their leader, Vakulinchuk, killed by an officer. </li></ul><ul><li>The senior officers have been dethroned as the Potemkin arrived at the port of Odessa. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans <ul><li>Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans is a 1927 american film directed by F. W. Murnau. </li></ul><ul><li>The story was adapted by Carl Mayer from the short story Die Reise nach Tilsit by Hermann Sudermann. </li></ul><ul><li>Sunrise won an Academy Award for Unique and Artistic Production at the first ever Oscar ceremony in 1929. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1937, Sunrise's original negative was destroyed in a nitrate fire. A new negative was created from a surviving print. In 1989, this film was deemed &quot;culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant&quot; by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in their National Film Registry. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Plot of Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans <ul><li>In a small village, a vacationer from city lures a farmer who borrows her. </li></ul><ul><li>The city girl convinces the farmer to murder his wife by drowning in the lake, then simulating an accident, so selling the farm and go to town with the money raised. </li></ul><ul><li>I The farmer asked his wife to a boat trip on the lake, to which the abandoned wife gladly accepted. </li></ul><ul><li>However, the outcome will be much different than originally planned. </li></ul>
  20. 20. 8½ <ul><li>8½ is a 1963 film directed by Italian director Federico Fellini. Co-scripted by Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, and Brunello Rondi, it stars Marcello Mastroianni as Guido Anselmi, a famous Italian film director. </li></ul><ul><li>Shot in black-and-white by cinematographer Gianni di Venanzo, the film features a soundtrack by Nino Rota with costume and set designs by Piero Gherardi. </li></ul><ul><li>The film's title refers to 8½ being Fellini's eighth and a half film as a director. His previous directorial work consisted of six features, two short segments, and a collaboration with another director, Alberto Lattuada, the latter three productions accounting for a &quot;half&quot; film each. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Plot of 8½ <ul><li>Famed director Guido Anselmi is working on his latest movie, part commentary on Catholicism, but most importantly primarily autobiography. </li></ul><ul><li>Despite Anselmi declaring that this movie should be an easy one to make, he is having problems with his artistic vision, specifically as he does not want to tell a lie on screen. </li></ul><ul><li>From the stress, he has checked himself into a spa to help him with many of his problems, both professional and personal. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Singin' In The Rain <ul><li>Singin’ In The Rain is a 1952 comedy musical film starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor and Jean Hagen and directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, with Kelly also providing the choreography. </li></ul><ul><li>If offers a comic depiction of Hollywood, and it’s transition from silent films to “talkies”. </li></ul><ul><li>Althout it was a big hit when first released, it was no accorded it’s legendary status by contemporary critics. </li></ul><ul><li>It is now frequently described as one of the best musicals ever made, topping at the AFI’s 100 Years of Musicals list, and ranking fifth in it’s updated list of the greatest American films in 2007. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Plot of Singin' In The Rain <ul><li>The unforgettable musical numbers and outstanding performances from his actors give life to &quot;One of the most beloved movies of History&quot; (Vincent Camby, The New York Times). </li></ul><ul><li>Before he met the aspiring actress Cathy Seldon the silent movie idol Don Lockwood thought he had it all, fame, fortune and success, but after knowing it , you realize what is really missing in her life. </li></ul><ul><li>With the birth of the talkies, Don wants to film the musical with Kathy, but between them stands the silent movie queen Lina Lamont. </li></ul>