Friday, August 12, 2011

The Ten Most Elegant Motion Pictures

This review was updated 8-9-2012

Of all the movies I've seen, I consider those listed below the most elegant.  Many are in black and white and all but two are from one or the other Catholic director.  (Boleslawski, Bresson, Ford, Hitchcock, McCarey, Rohmer and Scorsese were/are Catholic. Ophuls was not.)

For the time being at least, I have listed the films in alphabetical order rather than ranked them:

An Affair to Remember (1957, Leo McCarey)

I Confess (1953, Alfred Hitchcock)

L'Anglaise et le Duc (2002, Eric Rohmer)

Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945, Robert Bresson)

Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948, Max Ophuls)

Notorious (1946, Alfred Hitchcock)

The Age of Innocence (1993, Martin Scorsese)

The Earrings of Madame de (1953, Max Ophuls)

The Fugitive (1947, John Ford)

The Painted Veil (1934, Ryszard Boleslawski)

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