7º – Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, 1950)Icon of noir cinema, ‘Sunset Blvd.’ shows in her plot the desperate attempt of an actress, in a decadent period of her career, to relive her best days by hiring a young scriptwriter to help her. It’s 110 minutes in a masterpiece that’s simply untouchable. A study of human greed and its possible dangers.
6º – The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)After starting a new relationship with a girl he had fallen in love with, a young man will have his life changed after discovering that her mother was a woman with whom he had an affair. Mike Nichols’ masterpiece, ‘The Graduate’ blends the obligations of early adulthood with the exacerbations of late adolescence, counting on Dustin Hoffman’s unforgettable performance in front of the protagonist.
5º – 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, 1957)In the plot, a jury must decide whether a man is guilty or innocent. A masterpiece by Sidney Lumet, the film takes place only in a room where the jury discusses the situation of the case. However, far from signifying any limitation, the decision to use a single environment shows how productive the script of the work is.
4º – The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)In the plot, having as a starting point a world afflicted by the black plague, a knight seeks answers about life and, consequently, death. ‘The Seventh Seal’ was, in fact, the film that most elevated Bergman’s career around the world. A film conceived with the traditional Swedish mastery, nourishing existential questions that transcend the seventh art.
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