Iconic, Cult and Classic Movies
Each movie has its destiny. Some are forgotten and some are cherished.
Movie reviews by FilmIconic.com are reflections on what makes a particular movie a masterpiece - what it took to create a film and why it became iconic. This website is about the movies that we, as humanity, have a special regard for – cult, iconic and classic films from around the world. This is a museum of living art where the best movies are analyzed and admired.
A picture is worth a thousand words. A motion picture is worth a million.
These top movies have changed the world, one viewer at a time:
amour (France/Japan – 1959) directed by French movie director Alain Resnais
One of the best movies of all time about the effects of war on an individual. When the movie was released it touched the subject matter that was still freshly sensitive in the world – the atomic bombing of the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The movie itself had the effect of a bomb. It helped start the new genre – French New Wave. The movie was also unprecedented in extensive use of non-linear narration and flashbacks that we often see in Federico Fellini’s and Quentin Tarantino’s movies.
One of the best movies in the world – crème de la crème, as the French say.
Psycho (United States – 1960) directed by Alfred Hitchcock
made Psycho, the American villains were very obviously evil. Here comes the
Psycho’s serial killer who looks like an average Joe and suddenly you’re not
sure of your friendly-looking neighbors.
This is the genius of Hitchcock in a nutshell – he messes with your mind
like nobody else.
The Iconic status of this horror film comes partly from the unforgettable score. The sound of those screeching violins would give you chills even if you were watching Sesame Street.
Seven Samurai (Japan –
1954) directed by Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa sits on mount Olympus of
the filmmakers. He has been quoted as an inspiration by everyone from Ingmar
Bergman to Martin Scorsese. Kurosawa’s work may be compared to that of Fyodor
Dostoevsky, who was film director’s favorite writer. His movies contain complex psychological
elements and the recurring themes of honor, ethics and human existence.
Movie reviews are unanimous - Seven Samurai is the best action/adventure movie ever made and possibly the greatest movie of all times.
Deeply philosophical, the movie is a science-fiction take on love, loss, grief and remorse. The film was based on the novel by a widely-acclaimed sci-fi writer Stanislaw Lem, who panned the film for not being true enough to his book. However, Tarkovsky, proved that even when a movie is based on a beloved book, it has a right to stand on its own. The movie is specifically famous for transcending the science-fiction genre. It received the Cannes Special Jury reward in 1972.
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