An Ode to Beautiful Films

The history of mankind is replete with moments of despair, agony, anger, happiness, pure joy and beauty.  We live in a complex world and life is precious.  At its best, the work of the film industry looks at all of these human conditions.

In a montage of 135 favourite film clips, as suggested by Flavorwire viewers, the diverse experiences that make up life on our beautiful planet are portrayed. Some of the best examples of this type of Canadian and international film work are shown every year at the Vancouver International Film Festival and year round in the small, independent theatres. Sadly the Ridge Theatre will no longer be a place where we can sit back in our favourite row, or relax in the baby room, while watching a non-block buster film.

Which clips or movies would you have added in?  Which small movie theatres do you visit regularly in British Columbia?

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Scene from Scent of the Green Papaya

Chariots of Fire – Re-released 2012!

Rear Window –  A modern Trailer

Breakfast at Tiffanys – Moon River Mix

Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Chocolat, a film by Claire Denis

Romeo and Juliet (1968)

…and for something fun, the opening ski scene from The Spy Who Loved Me. I saw this outdoors at a British Embassy overseas.  Can you guess why all the Brits cheered?

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