Maddy’s Favourites

Here are just a few of my favourite films, series, directors, actors, and composers. From the classic era, to the present day. This list would be never ending if I included all the titles and people I’m a fan of.

Films: The Passionate Friends, Charulata , The Fabulous Baker Boys ,They Might Be Giants ,The Secret Garden(1993), Scaramouche ,Pickup on South Street , Dodsworth, Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison, The Dark Corner ,House Of Flying Daggers ,The Ghost and Mrs. Muir , Ikiru ,The Stranger Within A Woman (1966) , Millions Like Us,The Apartment, Daybreak(1948),Nothing But a Man ,The Quiet Duel ,Cornered, There Was a Father ,Sisters of the Gion ,The Whole Wide World ,The Years Between , The Magician ,Blanche Fury ,A Patch of Blue ,Jaws, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy ,In The Heat of the Night, Farewell My Lovely(1944),Priceless (2006),Nayak: The Hero ,To Have and Have Not, The Red Shoes, Begin Again ,The Innocents ,The Tomb Of Ligeia ,Jurassic Park, Carmen Jones, Shooting Stars(1928),Sunday in New York, The Ten Commandments (1956), The Remains of the Day, The Fog, Notorious, The Birds, The Lady Vanishes, Vertigo, Marnie, The Birds, Psycho, Shadow of a Doubt, North By Northwest, How To Steal A Million,  Pretty Woman, Roman Holiday, Sunset Blvd, Pool of London, Hell is a City, The Naked Spur, Sheandoah, The League of Gentlemen(1960), The Virgin Spring, Brief Encounter, International Velvet, The Big Chill, Late Spring, Singin in the Rain, The Thin Man, San Francisco,  The Pelican Brief, The Firm, A Night To Remember, The Invisible Man(1933),The Others, The Changeling, Hardcore,The Blues Brothers, Zodiac, Random Harvest, Black Narcissus. 

TV:  The Bridge, The Jewel In The Crown, The Thorn Birds, Elizabeth R, The Twilight Zone(1959-1964), Mad Men, Spiral, Prime Suspect, The Bill, Rome, UFO, The West Wing, House of Cards(both the British and US versions),George Gently, Inspector Morse, Endeavour, Peaky Blinders, The Blacklist, Outlander, A Woman of Substance, Gotham, Penny Dreadful, The Killing, The X-Files, Reilly Ace of Spies, Quantum Leap, Star Trek, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Game of Thrones. 

Actors/Actresses: George Sanders, Claude Rains, Stanley Baker, Robert Mitchum, Shashi Kapoor, Cary Grant, Buster Keaton, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Cate Blanchett, Ruan Lingyu, Richard Burton, Ingrid Thulin, Meryl Streep, Vincent Price, Michael Redgrave, Sidney Poitier, Jean Harlow, Gong Li, Takashi Shimura, Edward Everett Horton, James Mason, James Stewart, Denzel Washington, Gregory Peck,  John Mills, Dick Powell, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Viola Davis, Paul Giamatti, Kevin Spacey, Paul Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Sean Pertwee, Jon Pertwee, Lon Chaney Sr, Clara Bow, Ingrid Bergman, Eric Portman, Gary Cooper, Bryan Brown, Alan Rickman, Michael Caine,Rachel Weisz, Deborah Kerr, Madhabi Mukherjee, Timothy Dalton, Sam Neill, Ian Richardson, Robert Ryan, David Morrissey, Kate Winslet, Rita Hayworth, Dorothy Dandridge, Vivien Leigh and Ziyi Zhang. 

Directors:  Kenji Mizoguchi, Billy Wilder, David Fincher, Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell, David Lean, Akira Kurosawa, Yasujiro Ozu, Ida Lupino, Steven Spielberg, Mikio Naruse, Satyajit Ray, Martin Scorsese, Anthony Mann, Ken Loach, Peter Weir, Cecil B. DeMille, and John Ford.

Composers: Bernard Herrmann, John Barry, Rachel Portman, John WIlliams, Danny Elfman, Thomas Newman, Howard Shore, Alex North, Carter Burwell, Zbigniew Preisner,  Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, and Ramin Djawadi.