A Well Spent Life, 1971 (dir. Les Blank)
Welcome to The Final Image, a film lover's last picture show.
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, 1969 (dir. Sydney Pollack)
El Mariachi, 1992 (dir. Robert Rodriguez)
Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, 2000 (dir. Sang-soo Hong)
Pink Flamingos, 1972 (dir. John Waters)
“I followed that dog around for three hours just zooming in on its asshole,” waiting for it to empty its bowels so that they could film the scene. Divine (pictured above) wanted the public to know he was not a coprophile but only ate excrement that one time because “it was in the script.”
Scenes From Under Childhood, Section One, 1967
The Mammals of Victoria, 1992
Boulder Blues and Pearls and…, 1992
‘…’ Reel Five, 1997
The Riddle of Lumen, 1972
The Garden of Earthly Delights, 1981
The Stars are Beautiful, 1974
From: First Hymn to the Night —Novalis, 1992
I Take These Truths, 1995
Persian Series #3, 1999
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, 1970 (written by Roger Ebert, dir. Russ Meyer)
The Brown Bunny, 2004 (dir. Vincent Gallo)
When Roger Ebert first screened this film at Cannes in 2003, he told reporters it was the worst movie ever shown at the annual festival. He also wrote a nasty review that basically told Gallo to get off the stage forever.
Gallo fought back by insulting Ebert for being fat, then claimed to have put a hex on Ebert, cursing the critic with cancer. Ebert responded, “It is true that I am fat, but one day I will be thin, and he will still be the director of ‘The Brown Bunny.’”
The Impossible, 2012 (dir. Juan Antonio Bayona)
Lady Vengence, 2005 (Chan-wook Park)
Pitch Perfect, 2012 (dir. Jason Moore)
Bachelorette, 2012 (dir. Leslye Headland)
Limelight, 1952 (dir. Charlie Chaplin)
Chaplin was denied admittance to the U.S. during the promotion of this film because he had alleged communist sympathies, and many American movie theaters refused to show Limelight. It would be Chaplin’s final American film. It was massively popular in Japan.
Although Chaplin directed, produced, wrote, composed the music for, and starred in Limelight, the ballerina above is not him.