Rupert Pupkin Speaks: Favorite Film Discoveries of 2012 - Laurent Bouzereau

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Favorite Film Discoveries of 2012 - Laurent Bouzereau

Laurent is a friend and fellow film fanatic as well as a remarkably prolific documentarian. This is his 3rd year contributing a list, see his 2011(http://rupertpupkinspeaks.blogspot.com/2012/01/laurent-bouzereaus-favorite-older-films.html) and 2010(http://rupertpupkinspeaks.blogspot.com/2011/01/laurent-bouzereaus-top-5-films-seen-1st.html) lists as well. He never ceases to provide me with films I need to discover for myself! Oh and if you haven't checked out his book on Hitchcock, you really should:
http://www.amazon.com/Hitchcock-Piece-Laurent-Bouzereau/dp/0810996014



THE RED HOUSE(1947; Delmer Daves)
A psychological thriller with Edward G. Robinson, directed by Delmer Daves and an iconic score by Miklos Rozsa... I knew the score but had never seen the film. It's haunting and strange, not perfect but riveting.


THIEF(1981; Michael Mann)
Shame on me! I had never seen this Michael Mann film. Perfection. Check out the photography and composition. Masterful.


BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT(1956; Fritz Lang)
Fritz Lang film with a twist at the end that completely caught me off guard. Pretty amazing that a 1956 film can still have that effect on you!!


THE ONION FIELD(1979; Harold Becker)
Based on Joseph Wambaugh's best-seller, this is the grand daddy of all cop stories. Really well made and acted.


GREEN ICE(1981; Ernest Day)
Ryan O'Neal in a fun heist movie. It's dated but the plot is good enough that you'll keep watching.

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