Bukeey and his troop go on a hike, deep into the woods, where they find danger, adventure, and several new friends.
One of the "Three Storms" from Big Trouble in Little China, this 11x17 print of Lightning captures him at his most sinister.
59: Heat - 1995
Michael Mann’s directed his masterpiece call Heart is a modernistic Cat and Mouse game between a Neil, who is a mastermind thief with a tight crew. Due to Waingro, a homicidal overall bad guy, takes a flawless heist and murders on of the security detail. Now Neil and his crew are up against a workaholic obsessive homicide detective, Vincent Hannah and his crew.
This is one of the most deep layered scripts combined with breathtaking cinematic imagery, and great acting. Heat the most solid films made in decades. Robert DeNiro who plays Neil and Al Pacino as Vincent are almost mirror images of each other, just on different sides of the coin. The scene at a diner between DeNiro and Pacino is one of the best film of all time. This film is a lot more than just cops and robbers. It layers it down to who ‘we’ are, and the risks we take which results in the consequences of our choices. Life isn’t fair, and Heat shows the separation of being prepared regardless whether you are good or bad.
58: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - 1969
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are bank robbers who are on the run from the law. After a botched train robbery and there own gang turning against them, Butch and Sundance realize there is nothing left for them in the Union. From rumors heard from Butch they decided to go to Bolivia for big riches with there shared love of Etta Place.
When one talks about a chemistry between actors, Paul Newman and Robert Redford are the best examples of great counterparts in film history. There chemistry made these two outlaws into good guys which made lawmen the bad guys. If there is also one film that continue takes Icons like Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid and amplifies there legendary status from just old folk tale. This film is raw and yet visually very conceptual, and yet has one of the best westerns ever on the silver screen.
57: M.A.S.H - 1970
During the Korean War, the 4077th Army unit is a mobile surgical team. While dealing with the horrors of war casualties that the mobile hospital has to deal with, they use there own sense of humor to keep them sane. Hawkeye and Duke, two of the main surgeons uses humor to maintain there sanity and at the same time combats the seriousness the military required them to maintain.
This is an interesting film in many levels. At the time MASH came out it did such a great job showing the irony and avoidance of the horror of war through the eyes of Hawkeye and Duke. It also showed that the stresses of war needs to be address from a mental state, and not just physically. Just like the movie ‘Deer Hunter,’ it talks about the importance at that time humor and mental relief that wasn’t tolerated. It was a fun and also a funny film. Although funny and entertaining, the viewer witness the realism that the surgeons had to go through at the split of a moment. No wonder why a successful TV series followed shortly after.
Charlie Chaplin brings his infamous character ‘Little Tramp’ to Alaska to go gold prospecting. While lost in the frontier, he finds a cabin, were a wanted felon is hiding out there. During the same time, another prospector struck mountain of gold seeks shelter due to a major snow storm. With the prospector, the Little Tramp, and the felon all stuck in the same cabin, it became a long night. Due to his failures, he finds a way to stay in a different cabin in a frontier town where Little Tramp falls in love with a bar maid. Due to a struggle with the Prospector and the Felon, the Prospector has memory loss, and only the Little Tramp can help.
One of the great things that I love about Charlie Chaplin is his innovation and timing during the birth of cinema. The use of mechanical cabin that looks like it is falling off a cliff was major innovation that is used in today’s cinema. The storyline has a rhythm to it, which keeps the audience going without hesitating. Gold rush has some many iconic scenes that are implemented in newer films. Such scenes like the dancing rolls. Gold Rush is iconic for many reasons, but the use of timing of scipt to its physical interactions, shows how everything in a film impacts the outcome.
“Are you talking to me?” The Martin Scorsese film follows the life of a man named Travis Bickle. Travis is a Vietnam War veteran who is a night time taxi driver in New York City. Due to his uneasy mental state of mind, he becomes to believe the whole world is like New York City at nightlife, a cesspool of corruption and crime. Because he cannot make friends nor have a relationship, he finally meetings a girl named Betsy. Travis tries through his weird mental state to make ‘the world’ he lives in a better place. With his infatuation of Betsy, he is willing to do anything for her. Then an unexpected change in his life arrives. Travis befriends a young girl named Iris. She is a very young girl who is a prostitute, and he wants to do whatever is possible to get her out of the filthy world he believes exists.
This Scorsese's film that solidified him as a director after his hit with the movie ‘Mean Streets.’ The great narrative follows Travis Bickle through his point of view of the evilness of New York’s night life. As you see Travis interact with Betsy remembering his awkward socialness, this film shows the ugliness of people, and a man who is trying to find the light in all this darkness. It also shows that the normality we think of may be socially awkward for others. The part of the story that is so good is the interaction between Travis and Iris. Travis sees a soul for the first time that cut away at his dim view. He had something to save, and ultimately saved him at the same time.
Best films of all time
, Best movies
, Top 100 films
, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
, Gold Rush
, Taxi Driver
, Robert DeNiro
, Al Pacino
, Michael Mann
, Donald Sutherland
, Korean War
, Robert Redford
, Paul Newman
Four Knaves Print
Jack Torrance, Jack Skellington, Jack Burton, and Jack Sparrow.
Metropolis 11 x 17 Print
A scene from the 1927 film Metropolis, this depicts a direct frame of the film where Rotwang (the inventor) displays his newest creation, a human-imitating robotic wonder to Joh Fredersen.