Allen Ginsberg’s Top Ten Films – part 2

 

Continuing from yesterday’s listing of “Allen Ginsberg’s Top Ten films”. We begin today with the very earliest that he cites, Sergei Eisenstein‘s 1925  Броненосец«Потемкин» Bronenosets Potyomkin (Battleship Potemkin)


The Franco-centric nature of Allen’s choices we’ve remarked upon already –  two Jean Cocteaus and two Marcel Carnés. This is the second one of Carné’s, his classic  1938  film noir, Le Quai Des Brumes (Port of Shadows)

et aussi français – Jean Renoir‘s 1937 La Grande Illusion (The Grand Illusion)

To conclude with two more closer-to-home. The first, Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie‘s “Pull My Daisy”. We’ve spotlighted that Beat classic several times before- like here
Here it is again:

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and we’ve also spotlighted many times the extraordinary Harry Smith – (here, here,  here, here, here  and here, for example).

Here’s Allen’s final choice, his utterly remarkable  Heaven and Earth Magic

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