Biko's Movie Picks

So, Biko has decided to watch his own list which means I'll have to watch along with him since he has no thumbs to work the remote. Somehow he found a list titled "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die" by Steven Jay Schneider. I'm not sure how many he actually plans on watching since he is already 18 years and is a cat.
Not all of the movies are going to be easy to find so I may need to enlist the help of you, my readers, from time to time.
The list is in chronological order and we are starting with the oldest. That means we are starting in 1902. Netflix loves me.

A Trip To The Moon

#1001 A Trip to the Moon (1902)
Georges Méliès, Victor André and Bleuette Bernon
I found this on a DVD of Georges Méliès short films. Georgie-Boy is considered to be the father of cinematic special effects and A Trip To The Moon showcases his groundbreaking techniques that paved the way to modern film making. It's kinda silly and is only about 14 minutes long. A fun way to start the list.

#1000 The Great Train Robbery (1903)
Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, A.C. Abadie, George Barnes, Justus D. Barnes

A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.

#999 The Birth Of A Nation (1915)
Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall
This was on the original 100 Greatest Movies Of All Time so I had seen it once before. If you are a student of cinema this film is definitely a must see but you really have to concentrate as there is a lot going on and everyone kind of looks the same (except for the people in Black Face.) 

#998 Les Vampires (1915)
Musidora, Édouard Mathé, Marcel Lévesque
I've been able to track this one down (Netflix ain't got it). Still looking.

#997 Intolerance (1916)
Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron
Intolerance is a 1916 American silent film directed by D. W. Griffith and is considered one of the great masterpieces of the Silent Era. Don't start it unless you have three-and-a-half hours to spare. I confess I fell asleep more than a few times. I may have to revisit this one after a time.

#996 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Fehér
The deranged Dr. Caligari (Werner Krauss) and his faithful sleepwalking Cesare (Conrad Veidt) are connected to a series of murders in a German mountain village, Holstenwall. Caligari introduces the main narrative using a frame story in which most of the plot is presented as a flashback, as told by Francis (one of the earliest examples of a frame story in film). Very fun to watch.

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