Ebert and Scorcese’s Best Films of the 1990s

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In 1999 Roger Ebert and Martin Scorcese teamed up to discuss their favourite films of the 1990s and the above video shows their top 4 picks.

Ebert’s Top 10 of the 90s were:

  1. Hoop Dreams (1994)
  2. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  3. Goodfellas (1990)
  4. Fargo (1996)
  5. Three Colors Trilogy (1992-94)
  6. Schindler’s List (1993)
  7. Breaking the Waves (1996)
  8. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
  9. Malcolm X (1992)
  10. JFK (1991)

Scorsese’s Top 10 of the 90s:

  1. Horse Thief (1986 – Scorsese explains why an 1980s film is in the list)
  2. The Thin Red Line (1998)
  3. A Borrowed Life (1994)
  4. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
  5. Bad Lieutenant (1992)
  6. Breaking the Waves (1996)
  7. Bottle Rocket (1996)
  8. Crash (1996)
  9. Fargo (1996)
  10. Malcolm X (1992) / Heat (1995)

I’m down with a lot of these picks but it is interesting to note that the only films they both selected were Malcolm X, Fargo and Breaking the Waves.

But I guess a lot of people will be thinking ‘where can I buy Horse Thief on DVD’?

The answer is to get a Region 1 version from Amazon US.

Cannes 2008: World Cinema Foundation

The World Cinema Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and restoring neglected films from around the world.

Established by Martin Scorsese, it supports and encourages preservation efforts to save the worldwide patrimony of films, ensuring that they are preserved, seen and shared.

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They announced today in Cannes that they are teaming up with the Ingmar Bergman Foundation for a joint project to preserve, restore and reveal rare behind-the-scenes footage from the Swedish director’s extensive personal archive.

Newly restored and never seen before footage of Bergman on the set of Sawdust and Tinsel (1953), was screened yesterday in front of the Cannes Classics presentation of the World Cinema Foundation’s restoration of Metin Erksan’s Turkish classic Susuz Yaz (1964).

The World Cinema Foundation is going to fund the restoration, editing and commentary of more than 14 hours of behind-the-scenes footage for a total of 18 Bergman titles, ranging from Sawdust and Tinsel in 1953 through The Seventh Seal, Persona, Cries and Whispers and After the Rehearsal in 1984.

The majority of the footage is of Ingmar Bergman at work, but also included are scenes of a more personal matter.

> For more information visit the official website of the World Cinema Foundation
> Cannes Film Festival
> The Ingmar Bergman Foundation
> Ingmar Bergman at the IMDb