Friday, June 4, 2021

Film Friday: Elliptical 100 (16)


I gotta take a little time
A little time to think things over
I better read between the lines
In case I need it when I'm older

Directed by Federico Fellini.

Released in 1963.

-  Fellini's last black-and-white film.

Written and directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.

Released in 2006.

-  Won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. 

Directed by Alejandro Amenabar.

Released in 1997.

-  Cruz also starred in the American remake - Vanilla Sky. 

Written and directed by Tom Tykwer.

Released in 1998.

-  Includes a painting of the back of Kim Novak's head.  

If I could save only one:  8 1/2

Last week's answer:  Germany

The final question:  Which is the oldest film in the Elliptical 100?


Brett Alan - 7

Jon - 4

Fuji - 2 1/2


  1. Open Your Eyes, just be Under Penelope Cruz.

  2. Man, nothing French at all, huh? Interesting.

    Oldest film? Could be a lot of things. I'm gonna guess there's nothing from the REALLY early days and say The Gold Rush.

    1. Breathless should have been the French entry, but I didn't like Seberg.

      I haven't seen The 400 Blows or Hiroshima Mon Amour.

      I considered La Belle Noiseuse.

  3. Haven't seen any of these, but Penelope is looking good.

    1. I haven't seen anything by Kurosawa.

      The Last Emperor and Enter the Dragon were in other categories. So the closest a Southeast Asian film came to making this category was probably Parasite.

    2. If you happen to have HBOMAX and things like samurai interest you, then you have access to his collection of films.

  4. Our taste in foreign films is COMPLETELY different!

    1. It could just be that you've seen more than I have.