6. Citizen Kane
Initial release: May 1, 1941 (New York City).
Director: Orson Welles.
Cinematography: Gregg Toland.
Screenplay: Orson Welles, Herman J.
Mankiewicz, John Houseman,Mollie
Kent, Roger Q. Denny,
Production companies: RKO
Pictures, Mercury Productions
8. Orson Wells pioneered a huge array of visual techniques
in Citizen Kane that we now take for granted, most
1. Deep focus : using actors and objects at different
distances from the camera and keeping them all in focus,
a technique that was both technically difficult and
stylistically unpopular at the time CK was made
2. Long Takes : a long shot without cuts with the camera
moving slowly around a scene
3. Flashbacks, flash forwards, and non-linear storytelling
4. Complex narrative structure. 8
Initial release: December 18, 2013 (USA)
Director: Spike Jonze
Cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema
Screenplay: Spike Jonze
Awards: Academy Award for Best Original
Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best
Screenplay - Motion Picture, Broadcast Film
Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay,
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original
Screenplay, ADG Excellence in Production Design
Awards - Contemporary Film,
Cast : Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johannsen…
12. Initial release: September 21, 1999 (USA).
Director: David Fincher.
Screenplay: Jim Uhls.
Box office: 100.9 million USD.
Cinematography: Jeff Cronenweth.
Cast: Brad Pit, Graham Norton, Jared Leto.
14. GENTLEMEN'S FIGHT CLUB
CRIME: Brawling (Wrestling)
A Group of software engineers based in
the Silicon Valley with martial arts
background start the GENTLEMEN'S
FIGHT CLUB with one objectif in their
minds : Wrestling every person they do
not consider as ‘’GENTLEMEN‘’.
CRIME: Cyber Hacking
An online hackers group, they
started a Top secret operation
called “Project Mayhem‘’ to
terrorize white-hat coders
physically and financially.
15. JAILHOUSE FIGHT CLUB
Prisoners across the UK
created their own fight club
by setting bets on
AUSTRALIAN FIGHT CLUB
Looking to emulate the "don't talk
about fight club" code from the
movie, they started their own fight
club after school that ended up by
the death of Stephen Lu (14 years
old) a member of their club for
braking the code. 15
Initial release: June 20, 1975 (USA)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Story by: Peter Benchley
Music composed by: John Williams
Screenplay: Peter Benchley, Carl
18. JAWS proved to be part of a growing
shark-hunting trend that dramatically
reduced nearly all shark species over the
following decades. In the waters of the
U.S. eastern seaboard, populations of
many species of sharks have dropped by
50% and some have fallen by as much as
90 %. 18
19. "The movie helped initiate that decline by
making it attractive to go catch sharks"
said George Burgess, director of the Florida Program for Shark
Research in Gainesville.
21. Good Will
Initial release: December 2, 1997
Director: Gus Van Sant
Awards: Academy Award for Best
Original Screenplay, more
Screenplay: Matt Damon, Ben
Nominations: Academy Award for
Best Actor … 21
22. Forrest Gump
Initial release: June 23, 1994 (Los Angeles)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Screenplay: Eric Roth
Featured songs: Running on Empty, Free
Awards: Academy Award for Best Picture…
Initial release: September 23, 1994
Director: Frank Darabont
Screenplay: Frank Darabont
Story by: Stephen King
Awards: Japan Academy Prize for
Outstanding Foreign Language