HB no.2 Podcast: Ep. 3 'Film Canons and Our Favourite Films'

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In this jumb-sized episode Harry Bainbridge, Martin Kessler, and special guest Jacob Sillman get together to discuss film canons and our favourite films. Tastes clash and controversial opinions are expressed by all!  We look at how film lists can create a film history narrative, and how our favourite films fit into our personal narratives.  We consider the issues that come with reassessing films that were not popular at the time, and mention a few films we think are due for a second look.

Our Lists:

Harry Bainbridge: 

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey

  2. In the Mood For Love 
  3. Drive 
  4. Rudy 
  5. The Birdcage (Mike Nichols version) 
  6. Good Morning Vietnam 
  7. We Need To Talk About Kevin 
  8. All That Jazz 
  9. K-Pax 
  10. Wall-E

Martin Kessler: 

  1.  Loves of A Blonde
  2. Alien 
  3. Daisies 
  4. Akira Kurosawa's Dreams 
  5. Letter Never Sent 
  6. Story of a 3-Day Pass 
  7. Starship Troopers 
  8. The New World 
  9. Andrei Rublev 
  10. Brief Encounter

Jacob Sillman 

  1. The Shining
  2. Once Upon a Time in the West
  3. 8 1/2
  4. Pulp Fiction
  5. M
  6. The Godfather
  7. There Will Be Blood
  8. The Lady Vanishes
  9. Seven Samurai
  10. On the Waterfront