I'm happy someone mentioned Dr Strangelove
, it is in the movies filament together with 2001: A Space Odyssey
and Clockwork Orange
. Stanley Kubrick was an absolute master. Also in the same league for telling the story is Kurosawa's Ran
, Seven Samurai
and The Rain is Falling
Please don't mention Titanic in the same sentence as Blade Runner. One is a horrible blockbuster with atrocious acting and a contrived script, the other is a marvellous masterpiece of aesthetic and visionary Sci-Fi.
Blake Edward's Return of the Pink Panter
with Peter Sellers is among the best written comedies I've seen. And from the same time, The Ruling Class
with Peter O'Toole is an incredibly well made sarcasm of British aristocracy.
For pure writing and story telling Kenneth Branagh's Henry V
is extremely interesting, especially how he handles the problem of the narrator in movie adaptations of Shakespeare plays.
And I too want to chime in with the praise for Raiders of the Lost Ark