Thursday, July 21, 2005

Adventures with color and light.

Last week I read an incredibly frustrating article in The Hollywood Reporter. It announced Martin Scorsese's involvement with Philips to hype the new Ambilight TV. (The basic concept of this new marvel of technology is: the flatscreen TV projects ambient light on the wall behind it, thus enriching the color you see on screen.) Scorsese's job was to create a list of the ten films that best use color and light. Scorsese found the job so daunting that he insisted on creating two top ten lists-- one for English language films, one for international titles. The article concluded with: "Here are four of the twenty titles..." You've put me through all that and you're not going to give me the complete lists? Philips's website didn't have the lists. Scorsese message boards didn't have the lists. Finally, I found them at Zap2it Movie News. For your edification, here they are:

English Language Films

International Films

It seems like a smart, varied list of films (and you know he angonized over them). Personally, I'd opt for the "Himalayan" sunsets of Black Narcissus over The Red Shoes. That's my quibble. Yours?


At 1:49 PM, Blogger Tim said...

Instead of Satyricon, I'd pick the dream state kaleidoscope of Juliet of the Spirits, and nothing beats the Technicolor explosion that is The Adventures of Robin Hood.

At 2:12 PM, Blogger girish said...

No All That Heaven Allows?
Or Meet Me In St. Louis?

At 2:15 PM, Blogger Dashiell said...

days of heaven wouldn't be a bad one to put on the american list. and i'm with tim on the fellini call, juliet of the spirits would be sick.


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