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.


Madame D



A kind of Madame Bovary from the Belle Époque, married to a general, meets an Italian diplomatic, and, out of an inevitably circular structure, one of the purest, most winding and memorable relationships in filming history is cast by the frightening lucidity of Max Ophüls when portraying the passage of time as an engine that pushes and annihilates, is unforgiving and merciless.

Initial scene.