There are many, many hard to find film that I would like very much to see. Recently Out 1 had their contributors list some of their most wanted so I thought I would do the same. Christmas would fall on any day I would be lucky enough to see any of these pictures.
1. ALICE: Claude Chabrol's film starring Sylvia Kristel is at the top of my list. The beguiling stills and descriptions I have read of it make it sound like it is one of the great man and actresses key works.
2. JOE CALIGULA: Almost all of Jose Benazeraf's works are hard to find but this particular 1966 title is among the ones I most would like to see.
3. MERRY-GO-ROUND: Jacques Rivette's long version of this Joe Dallesandro-Maria Schneider film has had a troubling distribution history since it first premiered. My love for all three involved makes this another key missing film in my collection.
4. THE INNER SCAR: This Phillipe Garrel film starring Nico is so hard to get a hold of that clips from it were actually removed from NICO-ICON to secure that film a DVD release.
5. BIRDS IN PERU: This Romain Gary-Jean Seberg collaboration sounds really nuts, and I suspect it is among the more haunting works of the period.
6. A PLACE FOR LOVERS: I don't care how bad this Vittorio De Sica production starring Faye Dunaway and Marcello Mastroianni is supposed to be. I would love to see it in all of its melodramatic glory.
7. PUZZLE OF A DOWNFALL CHILD: Another Faye Dunaway film, this time directed by SCARECROW mastermind Jerry Schatzberg.
8. PROCESS: You woulddn't think that a recent film would be so hard to track down, but this Beatrice Dalle film from just a couple of years ago is a really elusive title.
9. THE FUTURE IS A WOMAN: A good quality English subtitled print of this final collaboration between Ornella Muti and Marco Ferreri would make a splendid stocking stuffer.
10. THE TRUTH: Brigitte Bardot received the best reviews of her career in this 1960 Clouzet film that to my knowledge has not been seen in this country since its original premiere.