The following list is of films Mike finds particularly interesting in respect of technical expertise and creativity.
Le Cop 1984
Throne of Blood 1957
Bicycle Thieves 1948
Cinema Paradiso 1988
Battle of Algiers 1966
shot on the original locations
a pioneering view of the achieving human body
Ken Burns – Vietnam.
documentary film making at its best.
Touch of Evil 1958
note the opening scene all in one take… a super undertaking
Richard III 1995
illustrating that a story may be timeless
War & Peace (USSR) 1967
never again such real breathtaking vistas
special note to the B25 takeoff scene… it's real!
The Charge of the Light Brigade 1968
casting at its best