13. The Ballad of Narayama (Imamura, 1983). I've seen the 1958 Keisuke Kinoshita version, so the story was familiar, but Imamura (as always) delves deep into the animalistic, even bestial, aspects of the story, but combines it with cinematography that rivals that of the older version.
14. A Room with a View (Ivory, 1985). This one has pacing issues which keeps it from being a great movie. It has moments of absolute hilarity and sweet romance, but there are stretches of tedium that really didn't need to be there. At 2 hours, it could've been cut shorter and benefited. Also the casting is uneven, Daniel Day-Lewis in a supporting role is amazing, but the romantic lead is just terrible, nobody would fall in love with feller.
15. The Man with the Golden Arm (Preminger, 1955). I've caught bits and pieces of it on TV occasionally, but I've never seen the whole thing before. Frankie delivers a great performance in a movie that comes across as surprisingly gritty for a 1950s movie.
Previously on 1001...
2. Christ Stopped at Eboli (Rosi, 1979).
3. High School (Wiseman, 1968).
4. Come and See (Klimov, 1985).
5. The Ear (Kachyna, 1970).
6. Oklahoma! (Zinnemann, 1955).
7. Wake in Fright (Kotcheff, 1970).
8. The Draughtsman's Contract (Greenaway, 1982).
9. Do The Right Thing (Lee, 1989).
10. Drugstore Cowboy (van Sant, 1989).
11. Deep End (Skolimowski, 1970)
12. F For Fake (Welles, 1973).
13. The Ballad of Narayama (Imamura, 1983).
14. A Room with a View (Ivory, 1985).
15. The Man with the Golden Arm (Preminger, 1955).