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Editor Note: In Honour of Wonders in the Dark Allan Fish, exhaustive countdown and look at “Almost Silent Films” (To The Year 1929) which just came to an end and now the beginning of that Tabulator Extraordinaire Angelo A. D’ Arminio Jr’s…Task Which Is About To Begin…Here Goes Some Great News…
         

        Hi! Sam Juliano, Allan, and Wonders in the Dark readers, This News Was Just Posted by The writer of my blog…

Fritz Lang’s ‘Metropolis’ Coming to a Big Screen Near You
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And, finally, with suitable pause, we begin the final decade countdown, after which I can take a serious rest.  Here’s the 150 that came closest to the full century countdown.  No 100 begins the countdown proper tomorrow.

250 The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai (Japan 2003…Mitsuru Meike)
249 Unmade Beds (UK 2009…Alexia dos Santos)
248 Watchmen: the director’s cut (US 2009…Zach Snyder)
247 The Best of Youth (Italy 2003…Marco Tullio Giordano)
246 Moulin Rouge (Australia/US 2001…Baz Luhrmann)
245 Little Miss Sunshine (US 2006…Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris)
244 Antares (Austria 2004…Götz Spielmann)
243 Lost and Delirious (Canada 2001…Léa Pool)
242 Battle in Heaven (Mexico 2005…Carlos Reygadas)
241 Taxi to the Dark Side (US 2007…Alex Gibney)
240 Lantana (Australia 2001…Ray Lawrence)
239 Shrek (US 2001…Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson)
238 Almost Famous: bootleg edition (US 2000/2001…Cameron Crowe)
237 Sympathy for Mr Vengeance (South Korea 2002…Park Chan-wook)
236 Gangs of New York (US 2002…Martin Scorsese)
235 Histoire de Marie et Julien (France 2003…Jacques Rivette)
234 Bus 174 (Brazil 2002…Jose Padilha)
233 Once (Ireland 2006…John Carney)
232 Fantastic Mr Fox (US 2009…Wes Anderson)
231 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (US 2008…David Fincher)
230 Eastern Promises (UK/Canada 2007…David Cronenberg)
229 Three Times (Taiwan/France 2005…Hou Hsiao-Hsien)
228 The Aviator (US 2004…Martin Scorsese)
227 Abouna (Chad 2002…Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
226 Brothers (Denmark 2004…Susanne Bier)
225 Amélie (France 2001…Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
224 Tropical Malady (Thailand 2004…Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
223 Ken Park (US 2002…Larry Clark, Ed Lachman)
222 Summer Hours (France 2008…Olivier Assayas)
221 Hukkle (Hungary 2002…Gyorgy Palfi)
220 Bright Star (UK/Australia 2009…Jane Campion)
219 The Royal Tenenbaums (US 2001…Wes Anderson)
218 Let’s Talk About the Rain (France 2008…Agnès Jaoui)
217 Lost in Beijing (China 2007…Li Yu)
216 Kisses (Ireland 2008…Lance Daly)
215 Belleville Rendez-vous (France 2003…Sylvain Chomet)
214 Oldboy (South Korea 2003…Park Chan-wook)
213 A History of Violence (US/Canada 2005…David Cronenberg)
212 The Page Turner (France 2006…Denis Dercourt)
211 The Devil’s Whore (UK 2008…Marc Munden) TV
210 Finding Neverland (UK 2004…Marc Forster)
209 Sunshine State (US 2002…John Sayles)
208 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Sweden 2008…Nils Arden Oplev)
207 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (US 2003…Peter Weir)
206 Syndromes and a Century (Thailand 2006…Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
205 The Headless Woman (Argentina 2008…Lucrecia Martel)
204 Silent Light (Mexico 2007…Carlos Reygadas)
203 In the Bedroom (US 2001…Todd Field)
202 Intimate Strangers (France 2004…Patrice Leconte)
201 Gormenghast (UK 2000…Andy Wilson) TV
200 Touching the Void (UK 2003…Kevin MacDonald)
199 No Man’s Land (Bosnia 2001…Danis Tanovic)
198 Persepolis (France 2007…Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Strapi)
197 Morvern Callar (UK 2002…Lynne Ramsay)
196 Revanche (Austria 2008…Götz Spielmann)
195 Che: Parts I & II (US 2008…Steven Soderbergh)
194 The Queen (UK 2006…Stephen Frears)
193 The Illusionist (US 2006…Neil Burger)
192 Bowling for Columbine (US 2002…Michael Moore)
191 Don’t Touch the Axe (France 2007…Jacques Rivette)
190 The Last Mistress (France 2007…Catherine Breillat)
189 I for India (UK 2005…Sandhya Suri)
188 Le Gout des Autres (France 2000…Agnès Jaoui)
187 Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (US 2007…Sidney Lumet)
186 Coraline (US 2009…Henry Selick)
185 Aftermath (Denmark 2004…Paprika Steen)
184 Red Road (UK 2006…Andrea Arnold)
183 Ghost World (US 2001…Terry Zwigoff)
182 North & South (UK 2004…Brian Percival) TV
181 In the Loop (UK 2009…Armando Iannucci)
180 Perfect Strangers (UK 2001…Stephen Poliakoff) TV
179 O Brother Where Art Thou? (US 2000…Joel Coen)
178 Black Book (Netherlands 2006…Paul Verhoeven)
177 This is England (UK 2006…Shane Meadows)
176 Malèna: director’s cut (Italy 2000…Giuseppe Tornatore)
175 Tokyo Sonata (Japan 2008…Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
174 Still Life (Hong Kong/China 2008…Zhang-Ke Jia)
173 Letters from Iwo Jima (US 2006…Clint Eastwood)
172 Songs from the Second Floor (Sweden 2000…Roy Andersson)
171 Nobody Knows (Japan 2004…Hirokazu Kore-Eda)
170 Blackboards (Iran 2000…Samira Makhmalbaf)
169 Trilogy: On the Run, An Amazing Couple, After Life (France/Belgium 2002…Lucas Belvaux)
168 Volver (Spain 2006…Pedro Almodóvar)
167 Three Rooms of Melancholia (Finland/Russia 2004…Pirko Honkasalo)
166 In This World (UK 2002…Michael Winterbottom)
165 The Unloved (UK 2009…Samantha Morton) TV
164 My Architect (US 2003…Nathaniel Kahn)
163 Sex Traffic (UK 2004…David Yates) TV
162 Crimson Gold (Iran 2003…Jafar Penahi)
161 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (US 2007…Julian Schnabel)
160 Babel (US/Mexico 2006…Alejandro González Iñárritu)
159 The Constant Gardener (UK 2005…Fernando Meirelles)
158 L’Enfant (Belgium/France 2005…Jean-Luc Dardenne, Pierre Dardenne)
157 Children of Men (US/UK 2006…Alfonso Cuarón)
156 Adaptation (US 2002…Spike Jonze)
155 My Summer of Love (UK 2004…Pawel Pawlikowski)
154 Everlasting Moments (Sweden 2008…Jan Troell)
153 Innocence (France 2004…Lucile Hadzihalilovic)
152 Synecdoche, New York (US 2008…Charlie Kaufman)
151 The Secret Life of Words (Canada 2005…Isabel Coixet)
150 Changeling (US 2008…Clint Eastwood)
149 Flame and Citron (Denmark 2008…Ole Christian Madsen)
148 Kill Bill Vol 1 (US 2003…Quentin Tarantino)
147 Gladiator: Extended Version (US 2000/2005…Ridley Scott)
146 King Kong (US 2005…Peter Jackson)
145 Slumdog Millionaire (UK/India 2008…Danny Boyle)
144 Vera Drake (UK 2004…Mike Leigh)
143 Nowhere in Africa (Germany 2001…Caroline Link)
142 Insomnia (US 2002…Christopher Nolan)
141 United 93 (US 2006…Paul Greengrass)
140 Longford (UK 2006…Tom Hooper) TV
139 Wasp (UK 2003…Andrea Arnold)
138 Ghosts (UK 2006…Nick Broomfield)
137 Le Fils (France 2002…Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne)
136 I’m Not There (US 2007…Todd Haynes)
135 Sideways (US 2004…Alexander Payne)
134 The Sun (Japan/Russia 2005…Aleksandr Sokurov)
133 Grizzly Man (Germany 2005…Werner Herzog)
132 Batman Begins (US 2005…Christopher Nolan)
131 The Hours (US/UK 2002…Stephen Daldry)
130 I Served the King of England (Czech Republic 2006…Jiri Menzel)
129 Man on Wire (US 2008…James Marsh)
128 A Serious Man (US 2009…Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
127 Lilya 4-Ever (Sweden/Russia 2002…Lukas Moodysson)
126 Capote (US 2005…Bennett Miller)
125 Good Night and Good Luck (US 2005…George Clooney)
124 Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter…and Spring (South Korea 2003…Kim Ki-Duk)
123 Donnie Darko (US 2001…Richard Kelly)
122 Jane Eyre (UK 2006…Susanna White) TV
121 The Hurt Locker (US 2008…Kathryn Bigelow)
120 Paradise Now (Israel/Netherlands 2005…Hany Abu-Assad)
119 Wendy and Lucy (US 2008…Kelly Reichardt)
118 Pan’s Labyrinth (Mexico 2006…Guillermo del Toro)
117 The Ister (Australia 2004…David Barison, Daniel Ross)
116 A Time for Drunken Horses (Iran 2000…Bahman Ghobadi)
115 Up (US 2009…Pete Docter, Bob Peterson)
114 La Commune (Paris 1871) (France 2000…Peter Watkins)
113 The Motorcycle Diaries (Brazil 2004…Walter Salles)
112 Open Hearts (Denmark 2002…Susanne Bier)
111 Head-On (Germany 2004…Fatih Akin)
110 Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno (France 2009…Ruxandra Medrea, Serge Bromberg)
109 35 Shots of Rum (France 2008…Claire Denis)
108 City of God (Brazil 2002…Fernando Meirelles)
107 Requiem for a Dream (US 2000…Darren Aronofsky)
106 Nightwatching (UK/Netherlands 2007…Peter Greenaway)
105 Spider (UK/Canada 2002…David Cronenberg)
104 Up the Yangtse (China/US 2007…Yung Chang)
103 The Lady and the Duke (France 2001…Eric Rohmer)
102 Little Dorrit (UK 2008…Adam Smith, Dearbhla Walsh, Diarmuid Lawrence) TV
101 Ratatouille (US 2007…Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava)

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