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Movies that rocked my world in high school/university
For Victoria

The Frenchies:
Betty Blue (who didn't want to be a self-destructive sexually voracious ingenue? I imagine this movie is terrible now)

La Femme Nikita - loved the style. (both this and betty had a moment wherein a worldly vixen had a birthday and they would say "congratulations! you are 20!" and the viewer would be all shocked that she was so young yet so...old....)

Diva - Another Frech movie that has stood the test of time and is the perfect capsule of French 80's new wave.

I guess I should say something about enjoying Godard or Truffault, but I am not sure if I actually LOVED Jules et Jim et al or if I just really wanted to get all the reference points.

I did, however, love Breathless.

Jesus of Montreal (French Canadian, that is)

Delicatessen

The Red, White, and Blue trilogy. I saw all three and then I sat through a screening of all three back-to-back, but but only made it through two.

The Limeys:
Hope and Glory: Seriously, seriously heart-warming and funny movie about a family in London during the blitz.
Withnail and I: Damn funny classic.
My beautiful Laundrette & London Kills Me - or anything my Hanif Kureishi
Drowning by Numbers
Secrets & Lies (or pretty much anything by Mike Leigh)

Other foreigny stuff:
Il Postino - damn, I bawled
Babette's Feast
Eat, Drink, Man Woman
Chungking Express
Wings of Desire - at times, this was unbearably pretentious.
Raise the Red Lantern

David Lynch:
Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive and Wild at Heart.

Neurotica:
The Graduate
Manhattan
Annie Hall
Crimes and Misdemeanours

Horror:
The Shining
The Changeling
The Seventh Seal (I probably missed the allegory, but...)
The Tenant (ok, I wish i had seen that in university, but I only just saw it last year)

Americana
Chinatown
Bladerunner
Apocalypse Now
Taxi Driver

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