Movies that Don’t Move

Douglas Van Hollen

Software engineer. Kravist. Oenophile. MSTie. Trekker. Coffee-drinker. Lush. Fur-father. Last of the V8 Interceptors. On permanent sabbatical in Winter River, CT. Still amazed that his wife Carey still lets him in the door every night.

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4 Responses

  1. Nathan Chase says:

    I wonder why my lizard brain thoroughly enjoys ‘2001’, ‘La Jetée’, and ‘Blue Velvet’, but absolutely abhors ‘Stalker’? I’m not waiting around to find out.

  2. How do you have a list like this and not include Ozu? Surely he is the patron saint of all cinema that is static and immobile.

    • David Conrad says:

      I think he went with the highest-ranked movies globally that fit the bill. Interestingly, for the most part they’re art movies, whereas Ozu is pretty accessible (to my mind, anyway). I guess it’s just the fact that he’s concerned with a very specific topic, the midcentury Japanese family, that keeps more people from seeing his work.