Back in September, I got a bit annoyed with the 'Film as a subversive Art' list, because there was an obvious wrong entry. I got my hands on a copy of the book and noticed that apparently this list goes back to some very old source from the early web and just lists every film mentioned within the book. This seemed absurd to me, since Vogel obviously did not intend for every movie he mentioned to be part of his canon. Actually, he made it very clear since at the end of each chapter he has a dedicated section. After some back and forth at the discuss Panel over at ICM
, I decided to go back to the source and list every movie in the dedicated sections. In addition, I also added every movie with a film still printed in the book.
You can read the whole discussion in the link above, but in short, I think this version comes nearer to what Vogel had intended.
You can check out the detailed overview in a spreadsheet I posted
I had a PDF of the original English version and a printed, updated German copy. I compared both versions and while they are largely identical, there are some additions and some films that were removed. This might be a task for film historians to figure out and I do have my suspicions, but I won't get into that here.
Most important would be to get your opinions on what version of the list should be the official one. These are the options I can think of:
A. The list stays in the current version (modeled after the English PDF, every film that gets mentioned in the book is included)
B1. Only films in the newer, German version are included (either with a still or in a dedicated section)
B2. Only films in the newer, German version are included (only in the dedicated sections)
C1. Only films in the older, English PDF version are included (either with a still or in a dedicated section)
C2. Only films in the older, English PDF version are included (only in the dedicated sections)
D1. Films from both versions are included (either with a still or in a dedicated section)
D2. Films from both versions are included (only in the dedicated sections)
I personally favor option D1, but I am open to any result. If it is decided that we should go with A, the list should at least be worked over to make sure that the correct titles are chosen.