It has been nearly five months since our last addition to The History of Film. During our last occasion we ran through influential decade of the 60s. Now we’re going to continue on with this series.
This decision to commence with the listing was made for two reasons 1.) By popular demand and 2.) I attempt to finish everything I begin.
While I systematically figure out which films you readers felt were the essentials of the 60s, I ask you all to reminisce over the 1950s. As I suspected, conjuring up a list of my ten favorite 50s films was difficult.
Rummaging through droves and droves of detailed lists that kept rattling off the “greats”, I was a bit disheartened by the lack of films from this decade I’d seen. I apologize, Bergman, Kurosawa, Fellini, Ford, Kazan, and Wilder.
For now, until I wake up and most importantly catch up on the many films I need to see, I give you my watered down list:
1.) Vertigo (1958)
2.) 12 Angry Men (1957)
3.) Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
4.) Rear Window (1954)
5.) Harvey (1950)
6.) Ace in the Hole (1951)
7.) North by Northwest (1959)
8.) The Killing (1956)
9.) Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
10.) Scrooge (1951)