Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Onelinereview's Film Masterpieces Checklist: 1920s (Part I- 1920 to 1926)

Film Masterpieces Checklist: 1920-26

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Ger./ d. Lotte Reiniger) (****)
* A Crazy Page (Jap./ d. Teinosuke Kinugasa)
Faust (Ger./ d. F. W. Murnau) (** 1/2)
For Heaven’s Sake (US/ d. Sam Taylor)
* The Golden Clown (Den. /d. A W. Sandber)
The Great K & A Train Robbery (US/ d. Louis Seiler) (**)
La Boheme (US/ d. King Vidor) (** 1/2)
* Mare Nostrum (US/ d. Rex Ingram)
* Moana: A Story of the South Seas (US/ d. Robert J. Flaherty)
* Mother (USSR/ d. Vsevolod Pudovkin)
Sparrows (US/ d. William Beaudine) (**)
* The Winning of Barbara Worth (US/ d. Henry King)

Battleship Potemkin (USSR/ d. Sergei Eisenstein) (****)
Ben-Hur: A Tale of Christ (US/ d. Fred Niblo) (****)
The Big Parade (US/ d. King Vidor) (*** 1/2)
* Faces of Children (Fr., Switz./ d. Jacques Feyder)
The Freshman (US/ d. Sam Taylor, Fred Newmeyer) (** 1/2)
The Gold Rush (US/ d. Charles Chaplin) (****)
Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life (US/ d. Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack) (** 1/2)
The Joyless Street(Ger./ d. G. W. Pabst) (**)
The Phantom of the Opera (US/ d. Rupert Julian)
Seven Chances (US/ d. Buster Keaton) (***)
Strike (USSR/ d. Sergei Eisenstein) (*** 1/2)
Variety (Ger./ d. E. A. Dupont) (***)

Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild’s Revenge (Ger./ d. Fritz Lang) (***)
Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (Ger./ d. Fritz Lang) (** 1/2)
Girl Shy (US/ d. Fred Newmeyer, Sam Taylor) (***)
Greed (US/ d. Erich von Stroheim) (****)
He Who Gets Slapped (US/ d. Victor Sjostrom) (**)
The Last Laugh (Ger. D. F. W. Murnau) (****)
The Marriage Circle (US/ d. Ernst Lubitsch) (***)
The Navigator (US/ d. Buster Keaton, Donald Crisp) (***)
The Saga of Gosta Berling (Swe./ d. Mauritz Stiller) (** 1/2)
Sherlock, Jr. (US/ d. Buster Keaton) (***)
The Thief of Bagdad (US/ d. Raoul Walsh) (** 1/2)
Waxworks (Ger./ d. Leo Birinsky, Paul Leni) (** 1/2)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (US/ d. Wallace Worsley) (* 1/2)
* La Roue (Fr. / d. Abel Gance)
Our Hospitality (US/ d. Buster Keaton, John G. Blystone)
Safety Last (US/ Fred Newmeyer, Sam Taylor) (*** 1/2)
Why Worry? (US/ d. Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor) (***)

Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (Ger./ d. Fritz Lang) (**)
Grandma’s Boy (US/ d. Fred Newmeyer) (** 1/2)
Haxan (Sweden/ d. Benjamin Christensen) (**)
Nanook of the North (US/ d. Robert Flaherty) (***)
Nosferatu (Ger./ d. F. W. Murnau) (** 1/2)

Destiny (Ger./ d. Fritz Lang) (**)
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (US/ d. Rex Ingram) (**)
The Kid (US/ d. Charles Chaplin) (** 1/2)
Orphans of the Storm (US/ d. D. W. Griffith) (**)
The Phantom Chariot (Swe./ d. Victor Sjostrom) (**)

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Ger./ d. Robert Wiene)
The Golem (Ger./ d. Henrik Galeen, Paul Wegener) (**)
The Last of the Mohicans (US/ d. Maurice Tourneur, Clarence Brown) (*** 1/2)
The Mark of Zorro (US/ d. Fred Niblo) (***)
Way Down East (US/ d. D. W. Griffith) (* 1/2)

NOTE: Films that I have not yet seen are indicated with a *. I've rated the ones I have seen (using Leonard Maltin's BOMB and * 1/2 to **** star rating). If a film is listed without a * and without a rating, it means I've seen the movie but wish to re-evaluate it before assigning it a rating.

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