Ten top films in the history of cinema

From silent films to the great Hollywood studios, from classicism to experimental cinema, from Méliès to Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Magnolia’ or from C. B. De Mille to Steven Spielberg, we could probably conclude that the world of cinema has gone through more changes than 20th century literature. Fast changes. The following selection is completely available thanks to DVDs, yet another change in cinema.


Oharu’s Life



Mizoguchi presents the terrible vital unforeseen incident of a prostitute in an exhibitionist sadistic criteria: happiness is an ephemeral illusion and happy endings a supernatural impossibility. Violence, sex, and death impregnate the movie continuously, however, those elements are not seen but –felt and smelled– thanks to the elliptical manoeuvres and the splendid use of a narrative mechanism that is displayed just like a handwritten parchment.

Presentation scene of the main character.