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THE DARK KNIGHT (2008). Christopher Nolan’s second Batman film stars Christian Bale as John Wayne, Heath Ledger as Lee Marvin, and Aaron Eckhart as Jimmy Stewart in an urban Western update of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

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Mads Mikkelsen: From Serial Killer to 'Star Wars' Secret Weapon
How Mads Mikkelsen went from serial killer to 'Star Wars' MVP – and why his 'Rogue One' role could turn the 'Hannibal' actor into a movie star.

In a lounge a few floors up, their co-star Mads Mikkelsen settles into a big leather armchair, gazing out at the Golden Gate Bridge and noshing on trail mix. Like his fellow actors, Mikkelsen is here to promote Rogue One, and he isn’t above geeking out about his surroundings. Gorgeous vintage movie posters for classics like The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance hang everywhere. Life-size replicas of Stormtroopers and Darth Vader stand sentinel in the halls. “Isn’t this place incredible?” Mikkelsen asks. “I could never bring Nicolas Winding Refn here – he would definitely try and steal something.”

100 Favorite Films

I’ve been shaping this list on and off throughout the past two or three years now, striving to bulk up my backlog of watched movies so I could make the most comprehensive list of my 100 favorite films. I hope to continue discovering and enjoying more works in the coming years; maybe this list will be completely different come three years from now. This list of 100 favorite films was finished August 15, 2015.


001. Mulholland Drive | David Lynch | 2001

002. Paris, Texas | Wim Wenders | 1984

003. Vertigo | Alfred Hitchcock | 1958

004. Woman in the Dunes | Hiroshi Teshigahara | 1964

005. 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her | Jean-Luc Godard | 1967

006. Before Sunrise | Richard Linklater | 1995

007. The Mirror | Andrei Tarkovsky | 1975

008. Branded to Kill | Seijun Suzuki | 1967

009. Through a Glass Darkly | Ingmar Bergman | 1961

010. The Tree of Life | Terrence Malick | 2011

011. Fallen Angels | Wong Kar-wai | 1995

012. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance | John Ford | 1962

013. Opening Night | John Cassavetes | 1977

014. Taxi Driver | Martin Scorsese | 1976

015. A Moment of Innocence | Mohsen Makhmalbaf | 1996

016. 2001: A Space Odyssey | Stanley Kubrick | 1968

017. Red Desert | Michelangelo Antonioni | 1964

018. Sansho the Bailiff | Kenji Mizoguchi | 1954

019. Sherlock Jr. | Buster Keaton | 1924

020. Charulata | Satyajit Ray | 1964

021. Sonatine | Takeshi Kitano | 1993

022. Children of Men | Alfonso Cuarón | 2006

023. Sans Soleil | Chris Marker | 1983

024. Last Year at Marienbad | Alain Resnais | 1961

025. Memories of Underdevelopment | Tomás Gutiérrez Alea | 1968

026. La Dolce Vita | Federico Fellini | 1960

027. Nashville | Robert Altman | 1975

028. Dog Day Afternoon | Sidney Lumet | 1975

029. Kill Bill | Quentin Tarantino | 2003-2004

030. Teorema | Pier Paolo Pasolini | 1968

031. Point Blank | John Boorman | 1967

032. Journey to Italy | Roberto Rossellini | 1954

033. The Act of Seeing with One’s Own Eyes | Stan Brakhage | 1971

034. Stranger Than Paradise | Jim Jarmusch | 1984

035. Rebels of the Neon God | Tsai Ming-liang | 1992

036. La Roue | Abel Gance | 1923

037. There Will Be Blood | Paul Thomas Anderson | 2007

038. The Blood of a Poet | Jean Cocteau | 1930

039. Yojimbo | Akira Kurosawa | 1961

040. Blade Runner | Ridley Scott | 1982

041. The Son | The Dardenne Brothers | 2002

042. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia | Sam Peckinpah | 1974

043. Sorcerer | William Friedkin | 1977

044. Brief Encounter | David Lean | 1946

045. Dancer in the Dark | Lars von Trier | 2000

046. Mauvais Sang | Leos Carax | 1986

047. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans | F.W. Murnau | 1927

048. Norte, the End of History | Lav Diaz | 2014

049. A Short Film About Killing | Krzysztof Kieślowski | 1988

050. The Young Girls of Rochefort | Jacques Demy | 1967

051. Ordet | Carl Theodor Dreyer | 1955

052. The Conversation | Francis Ford Coppola | 1974

053. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind | Michel Gondry | 2004

054. Pickpocket | Robert Bresson | 1959

055. Suspiria | Dario Argento | 1977

056. El Topo | Alejandro Jodorowsky | 1970

057. The Leopard | Luchino Visconti | 1963

058. The Rules of the Game | Jean Renoir | 1939

059. Ghost in the Shell | Mamoru Oshii | 1995

060. Ace in the Hole | Billy Wilder | 1951

061. Don’t Look Now | Nicolas Roeg | 1973

062. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant | Rainer Werner Fassbinder | 1972

063. Breathless | Jean-Luc Godard | 1960

064. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm | William Greaves | 1968

065. Man with a Movie Camera | Dziga Vertov | 1929

066. Black Narcissus | Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger | 1947

067. The Conformist | Bernardo Bertolucci | 1970

068. Gun Crazy | Joseph H. Lewis | 1950

069. Out of the Past | Jacques Tourneur | 1947

070. Miami Vice | Michael Mann | 2006

071. Through the Olive Trees | Abbas Kiarostami | 1994

072. Ménilmontant | Dimitri Kirsanoff | 1926

073. The Hit | Stephen Frears | 1984

074. Monsoon Wedding | Mira Nair | 2001

075. Gold Diggers of 1935 | Busby Berkeley | 1935

076. Coming Home | Hal Ashby | 1978

077. Elevator to the Gallows | Louis Malle | 1958

078. Le Cercle Rouge | Jean-Pierre Melville | 1970

079. Belle de Jour | Luis Buñuel | 1967

080. Audition | Takashi Miike | 1999

081. Once Upon a Time in the West | Sergio Leone | 1968

082. Killer of Sheep | Charles Burnett | 1979

083. Daisies | Věra Chytilová | 1966

084. Days of Heaven | Terrence Malick | 1978

085. eXistenZ | David Cronenberg | 1999

086. Beau Travail | Claire Denis | 1999

087. House | Nobuhiko Obayashi | 1977

088. The House Is Black | Forough Farrokhzad | 1963

089. Touki Bouki | Djibril Diop Mambéty | 1973

090. Three Days of the Condor | Sydney Pollack | 1975

091. Blast of Silence | Allen Baron | 1961

092. Light Sleeper | Paul Schrader | 1992

093. No Country for Old Men | The Coen Brothers | 2007

094. Pale Flower | Masahiro Shinoda | 1964

095. Los Muertos | Lisandro Alonso | 2004

096. Ms. 45 | Abel Ferrara | 1981

097. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs | Mikio Naruse | 1960

098. Cloverfield | Matt Reeves | 2008

099. White Heat | Raoul Walsh | 1949

100. Away with Words | Christopher Doyle | 1999

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Liberty vs. The Original

Version One. [Version Two]

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, John FORD, 1962

  Ransom Stoddard revient à Shinbone avec sa femme, après être devenu sénateur, pour enterrer un vieil ami, Tom Doniphon. Il livre alors aux membres d’un journal son expérience dans cette ville : son arrivée après s’être fait agressé par Liberty Valance et la vengeance qu’il a ensuite pris. 

  Je ne suis pas du tout fan de Western et en voyant la durée du film (un peu plus de deux heures) j’ai cru que j’allais m’endormir. Mais finalement j’ai été très agréablement surprise. Le rythme est très bien géré et je n’ai pas décroché tout du long. De plus, l’intrigue, pourtant simpliste au possible, est arrivée à m’intéresser. Puis, j’ai beaucoup aimé les lumières qui étaient, qui plus est, mise en avant par l’utilisation du noir et blanc.

  Les personnages sont évidemment archétypés au possible, mais c’est la raison pour laquelle il est intéressant de les voir interagir entre eux. C’est grâce à ça que le propos meta du film, sur le genre même du Western, ressort.

With Liberty

Summary: Imagine being the public defender assigned to Dean’s case.
Pairing: Dean x Reader
Rating: NC-17
A/N: I took so many liberties with the law here. The two lawyers in my life would wince. I don’t care, everyone can bite me. This was fun.
Tagging: @leatherwhiskeycoffeeplaid @meteoraangel @deansdirtylittlesecretsblog

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Born Today, May 26, in 1907, John Wayne…

“Young fella, if you’re looking for trouble, I’ll accommodate you.” - John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn in True Grit

Over 175 film and television roles including Stagecoach, The Spoilers 1942, A Lady Takes a Chance, The Fighting Seabees, Angel and the Badman, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Rio Grande, The Quiet Man, Hondo, The Searchers, The Comancheros, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, McLintock, True Grit, Rooster Cogburn…

Lee Marvin in 1942 when he enlisted in the US Marine Corps.

After the war, he got a job as a plumber’s assistant at a community theater. One day he was asked to replace an ill cast member, and he discovered he enjoyed acting. After a long apprenticeship in war movies, film noir and westerns (The Big Heat, Bad Day at Black Rock, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), he became a leading man in the 1960′s, winning an Oscar, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe for Cat Ballou  (Elliott Silverstein, 1965)