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All-Century Mix: A Few Highlights of the last 100 Years' Films

San Francisco Bay Guardian

Published, December 1999

  1. Fox and His Friends (1975, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  2. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970, Russ Meyer)
  3. Nashville (1975, Robert Altman)
  4. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973, Sam Peckinpah)
  5. Poor Little Rich Girl (1965, Andy Warhol)
  6. The Pornographers (1966, Shohei Imamura)
  7. High and Low (1963, Akira Kurosawa)
  8. Touch of Evil (1958, Orson Welles) [unrestored version]
  9. The Palm Beach Story (1942, Preston Sturges)
  10. Performance (1970, Nicolas Roeg)
  11. Stagecoach (1939, John Ford)
  12. Boyz N the Hood (1991, John Singleton)
  13. A Hard Day's Night (1964, Richard Lester)
  14. Apocalypse Now (1979, Francis Ford Coppola)
  15. Salon Mexico (1949, Emilio Fernandez)
  16. She's Gotta Have It (1986, Spike Lee)
  17. His Girl Friday (1940, Howard Hawks)
  18. Mean Streets (1973, Martin Scorsese)
  19. Badlands (1973, Terrence Malick)
  20. The Searchers (1956, John Ford)
  21. Easy Rider (1969, Dennis Hopper)
  22. Giant (1956, George Stevens)
  23. Superfly (1972, Gordon Parks Jr.)
  24. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995, Carl Franklin)
  25. Jollies (1990, Sadie Benning)
  26. A Clockwork Orange (1971, Stanley Kubrick)
  27. Breathless (1959, Jean-Luc Godard)
  28. After Life (1998, Hirokazu Kore-eda)
  29. The Harder They Come (1973, Perry Henzell)
  30. Set It Off (1996, F. Gary Gray)
  31. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944, Preston Sturges)
  32. Blow Job (1963, Andy Warhol)
  33. Carrie (1976, Brian De Palma)
  34. Last Tango in Paris (1972, Bernardo Bertolucci)
  35. Grand Illusion (1937, Jean Renoir)
  36. Bride of Frankenstein (1935, James Whale)
  37. Sherlock Jr. (1924, Buster Keaton)
  38. The Travelling Players (1975, Theo Angelopoulos)
  39. The Thin Red Line (1998, Terrence Malick)
  40. The Thin Blue Line (1988, Errol Morris)
  41. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)
  42. Once Upon a Time in the West (1969, Sergio Leone)
  43. Super Ninjas (1982, Cheh Chang) (Shaw Brothers)
  44. King Kong (1933, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack)
  45. End of Evangelion (1997, Hideaki Anno)
  46. Godzilla (1956, Inoshiro Honda & Terry Morse)
  47. A Better Tomorrow II (1987, John Woo)
  48. The Big Racket (1976, Enzo G. Castellari)
  49. Death Laid an Egg (1967, Giulio Questi)
  50. Fudoh (1996, Takashi Miike)
  51. Halloween (1978, John Carpenter)
  52. Ruby in Paradise (1993, Victor Nunez)
  53. Paris, Texas (1984, Wim Wenders)
  54. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974, Tobe Hooper)
  55. Thelma and Louise (1991, Ridley Scott)
  56. Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)
  57. My Darling Clementine (1946, John Ford)
  58. Star Wars (1977, George Lucas)
  59. Nosferatu (1922, F.W. Murnau)
  60. Night of the Living Dead (1968, George A. Romero)
  61. The Cheat (1915, Cecil B. DeMille)
  62. Morocco (1930, Josef Von Sternberg)
  63. Tristana (1970, Luis Bunuel)
  64. Lifeforce (1985, Tobe Hooper)
  65. Golden Swallow (aka The Girl with the Thunderbolt Kick) (1968, Cheh Chang)
  66. L'Age d'or (1930, Luis Bunuel)
  67. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
  68. Street Angel (1937, Yuan Mu-jih)
  69. The Ceremony (1971, Nagisa Oshima)
  70. Intentions of Murder (1964, Shohei Imamura)
  71. Breaking the Waves (1996, Lars von Trier)
  72. Satantango (1994, Bela Tarr)
  73. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987, Todd Haynes)
  74. Point Break (1991, Kathryn Bigelow)
  75. Stella Dallas (1937, King Vidor)
  76. Sonatine (1993, Takeshi Kitano)
  77. The Night of the Hunter (1955, Charles Laughton)
  78. Peeping Tom (1960, Michael Powell)
  79. Letter Never Sent (1959, Mikhail Kalatozov)
  80. Salesman (1969, Albert & David Maysles)
  81. Salt of the Earth (1954, Herbert Biberman)
  82. Pather Panchali (1955, Satyajit Ray)
  83. Hyenas (1992, Djibril Diop Mambety)
  84. A Place in the Sun (1951, George Stevens)
  85. Mi vida loca (1993, Allison Anders)
  86. The Birds (1963, Alfred Hitchcock)
  87. Heat (1972, Paul Morrissey)
  88. Imitation of Life (1959, Douglas Sirk)
  89. Suspiria (1977, Dario Argento)
  90. In a Lonely Place (1950, Nicholas Ray)
  91. Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962, Agnes Varda)
  92. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988, Terence Davies)
  93. Zero Patience (1993, John Greyson)
  94. We Are Going to Eat You (1980, Tsui Hark)
  95. Greed (1924, Erich Von Stroheim)
  96. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972, Werner Herzog)
  97. Family Viewing (1987, Atom Egoyan)
  98. Nanook of the North (1922, Robert Flaherty)
  99. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Chantal Akerman)
  100. All My Life (1966, Bruce Baillie)

Contributors: Cheryl Eddy, Susan Gerhard, Dennis Harvey, Johnny Ray Huston, Robin Lapid, Alvin Lu, Patrick Macias, Jim Mendiola, Chuck Stephens, and J.H. Tompkins

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