Sunday, June 14, 2015

Allen Ginsberg's Top Ten Films - part 2




Continuing from yesterday's listing of "Allen Ginsberg's Top Ten films". We begin today with the very earliest that he cites, Sergei Eisenstein's 1925  Броненосец«Потемкин» Bronenosets Potyomkin (Battleship Potemkin






The Franco-centric nature of Allen's choices we've remarked upon already -  two Jean Cocteaus and two Marcel Carnés. This is the second one of Carné's, his classic  1938 film noir, Le Quai Des Brumes (Port of Shadows)




et aussi français - Jean Renoir's 1937 La Grande Illusion (The Grand Illusion)





To conclude with two more closer-to-home. The first, Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie's "Pull My Daisy". We've spotlighted that Beat classic several times before- like here.
Here it is again: 


and we've also spotlighted many times the extraordinary Harry Smith - (here, here,  here, here, here  and here, for example). 

Here's Allen's final choice, his utterly remarkable  Heaven and Earth Magic 






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