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.


The Apu Trilogy

SATYAJIT RAY, 1955-1959<

Song of the Little Road, The Unvanquished, The World of Apu


Kurosawa compared the unfamiliarity with Satyajit Ray’s work to not ever having seen the sun or the moon. The trilogy –there is a millimetric connection between all the visual details– narrates the determining moments of Apu’s life, from childhood to adulthood, but far from being a plot about dreams come true –Apu wants to be a writer–, Ray manages to make us wary about future plans that could lead to misfortune.

Trailer of the trilogy.