Cat's Top Nine Films
Cat's Top Nine Films
- The Piano (1993) The Piano is a film about a mute female pianist and her daughter, set during the mid-19th century in a rainy, muddy frontier New Zealand backwater. The film was written and directed by Jane Campion and has some incredible cinematography from Stuart Dryburgh.
- This Is England is a drama film written and directed by Shane Meadows, director of films such as Dead Man's Shoes and A Room for Romeo Brass.
- The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (French: Le scaphandre et le papillon) is a film based on the memoir of the same name by Jean-Dominique Bauby. The film depicts Bauby's life after suffering a massive stroke at the age of 42.
- Control (2007) Control is a black-and-white biopic film about Ian Curtis (1956–1980), lead singer of post-punk band Joy Division. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control_(2007_film)
- The Motorcycle Diaries (2004, Spanish: Diarios de motocicleta) A biopic about the journey and written memoir of the 23-year-old Ernesto Guevara, who would years later become internationally known as the iconic Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara.
- Once Were Warriors (1994) A film based on New Zealand author Alan Duff's bestselling 1990 first novel of the same name. The film tells the story of an urban M?ori family, the Hekes, and their problems with poverty, alcoholism, and domestic violence. The cinematographer for this film was also Stuart Dryburgh (I think he’s an amazing cinematographer).
- Pans Labarynth (2006) Pan's Labyrinth (Spanish: El laberinto del fauno, literally The Labyrinth of the Faun) is a Spanish language fantasy film written and directed by Mexican film-maker Guillermo del Toro.
- The Shining (1980) The Shining is a horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on Stephen King's novel of the same name. Kubrick co-wrote the screenplay with novelist Diane Johnson.
- Stand By Me (1986) An adventure-drama film directed by Rob Reiner. The title comes from a song with the same title by Ben E. King (which plays during the closing credits) and is based on the novella The Body by Stephen King.