Ma 07.06.2010 @ 22:39Jay C/Documentary Blog

Maailman parhaat dokumentit

Maailman parhaista elokuvista tehdään koko ajan listoja. Viimeisten vuosien aikana myös maailman parhaista dokumenttielokuvista. Ja tietysti jenkkilistoilla ei näy nimiä kuten Dvortskoy, Kossakovsky tai Meidän Honkasalomme. Documentary Blogin lista on silti lukemisen arvoinen.

Here it goes:

1. Gates of Heaven (Morris, 1980)

2. Salesman (Maysles, 1968)

3. Vernon, Florida (Morris, 1982)

4. Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (Berlinger – Sinsofsky, 2000)

5. Land of Silence and Darkness (Herzog, 1971)

6. Burden of Dreams (Blank, 1982)

7. Thin Blue Line, The (Morris, 1988)

8. Grey Gardens (Maysles, 1975)

9. Hoop Dreams (S James, 1994)

10. American Movie (C. Smith, 1999)

11. Gimme Shelter (Maysles, 1970)

12. The Devil and Daniel Johnston (Feuerzeig, 2005)

13. The Staircase (Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, 2004)

14. The Up Series (Almond/Apted, 1964 – 2005)

15. Grizzly Man (Herzog, 2005)

16. Crumb (Zwigoff, 1994)

17. Harlan County U.S.A. (Kopple, 1976)

18. For All Mankind (Reinert, 1989)

19. Hell House (Ratliff, 2001)

20. Project Grizzly (Lynch, 1996)

21. Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (Kuran, 1995)

22. Don’t Look Back (Pennebaker, 1967)

23. Hearts & Minds (Davis, 1974)

24. Capturing the Friedman’s (Jarecki, 2003)

25. Stevie (James, 2002)


6 kommenttia

Typical American - no Nordic, no Eastern European documentaries, what
an ignorance! Iikka, should we write/edit a book of 25 non-English-
language documentary film masterpieces?

Do You notice also, that there are no older than 1967 films.. so even the US classics are missing.
But which are really the best 10 my Dear Tue


And more:
But I am happy that Trinity and Beyond is on the list.

Eric D Snider kommentoi aikoinaan , kun International Documentary Association ( jälleen jenkkilää) valitsi äänestämällä 25 maailman parasta dokumenttia, seuraavasti:

In honor of its 25th anniversary, the International Documentary Association has released its list of the 25 best documentaries of all time, as determined by voting among its 2,800 members. They had an original ballot of 700 titles to choose from, and they were allowed up to five write-in votes. There was no limit in scope, in other words: There were plenty of eligible titles.

And yet ... this is the list they came up with?

1. Hoop Dreams (1994), Steve James
2. The Thin Blue Line (1988), Errol Morris
3. Bowling for Columbine (2002), Michael Moore
4. Spellbound (2002), Jeffrey Blitz
5. Harlan County U.S.A. (1976), Barbara Kopple
6. An Inconvenient Truth (2006), Davis Guggenheim
7. Crumb (1994), Terry Zwigoff
8. Gimme Shelter (1970), Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin
9. The Fog of War (2003), Errol Morris
10. Roger & Me (1989), Michael Moore
11. Super Size Me (2004), Morgan Spurlock
12. Don't Look Back (1967) D.A. Pennebaker
13. Salesman (1968), Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin
14. Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance (1982), Godfrey Reggio
15. Sherman's March (1986), Ross McElwee
16. Grey Gardens (1976), Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde, and Muffie Meyer
17. Capturing the Friedmans (2003), Andrew Jarecki
18. Born into Brothels, (2004), Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski
19. Titicut Follies (1967), Frederick Wiseman
20. Buena Vista Social Club (1999), Wim Wenders
21. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), Michael Moore
22. Winged Migration (2002), Jacques Perrin
23. Grizzly Man (2005), Werner Herzog
24. Night and Fog (1955), Alain Resnais
25. Woodstock (1970), Michael Wadleigh

(Discussion and ranting after the jump....)
For an "international" organization, there sure are a lot of American films on that list. The directors are overwhelmingly white and male, too. And three appearances by Michael Moore? You'd get the impression from reading that list that Moore is the greatest documentarian of all time, something I don't think even his most ardent supporters would argue. (Most popular? Most financially successful? Sure. Best? Come on....)

But what's even more alarming, in my opinion, is how recent most of those films are. The oldest film on the list is from 1955. Then there are three from the '60s, four from the '70s, four from the '80s, three from the '90s -- and TEN from the 2000s. Ten of the top 25 docs of all time were made within the last seven years? And NONE were made before 1955? That seems unlikely.

Ja vuonna 3009 ARTEn European Best Documentary kymmenen
ehdokasta olivat:

THE BEACHES OF AGNES (Les Plages d’Agnès)
Agnès Varda, France

BELOW SEA LEVEL, Gianfranco Rosi, Italy / USA

BURMA VJ, Anders Østergaard, Denmark

COOKING HISTORY (Ako Sa Varia Dejiny)
Peter Kerekes, Slovakia / Austria / Czech Republic

THE DAMNED OF THE SEA (Les Damnés de la Mer)
Jawad Rhalib, Belgium

DEFAMATION, Yoav Shamir, Denmark / Austria / Israel / USA

THE HEART OF JENIN (Das Herz von Jenin)
Leon Geller & Marcus Vetter, Germany

PIANOMANIA, Lilian Franck & Robert Cibis, Germany / Austria

(Das Summen der Insekten – Bericht einer Mumie)
Peter Liechti, Switzerland

THE WOMAN WITH THE 5 ELEPHANTS (Die Frau mit den 5 Elefanten)
Vadim Jendreyko, Switzerland / Germany

Näistä tänö syksynä Dokumenttiprojektissa nähdään Sounds Of Insects ( joka voitti, eikä ihme, kun lopullisessa juryssa paikalla oli Victor Kossakovsky) sekä The Women With 5 Elephants.

Entä nämä ?

On the Bowery On the Bowery Lionel Rogosin USA 1955

Surname Viet Given Name Nam Surname Viet Given Name Nam Trinh T. Minh-ha Vietnam 1989

Skierskala The Crossroad Ivars Seletckis USSR (Latvia) 1989

Ten Minutes Older Herz Frank USSR (Latvia) 1987

Vai Vegli But Jaunam? - Legko Ly Bitj Molodym? Is It Easy

To Be Young? Juris Podnieks USSR (Latvia) 1986

Nobody’s Business Nobody’s Business Alan Berliner USA 1996

Atomic Café Atomic Café Jayne Lauder, Pierce Rafferty, Kevin Rafferty USA 1988

In the Year of the Pig In the Year of the Pig Emile de Antonio USA 1968

The Battle of San Pietro The Battle of San Pietro Major John Huston USA 1945

Mob Law Mob Law Paul Wilmshurst UK/USA 1998

A Cry from the Grave A Cry from the Grave Leslie
Woodhead UK 1999

Primary Primary Richard Leacock, Robert L. Drew USA 1960

Juvenile Liaison Juvenile Liaison Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill UK 1975

Face Value Face Value Johan van der Keuken The Netherlands 1988

Dom Kallar oss Mods They Call Us Misfits Stefan Jarl Sweden 1968

Sagolandet Land of Dreams Jan Troell Sweden 1988

Mourir à Madrid To Die in Madrid Frédéric Rossif Spain 1962
Nous Les Enfants de XXème Siécle We Children of the 20th Century Vitali Kanevski Russia 1993
Belovy The Belovs Victor Kossakovsky Russia 1993
Chastie Paradise Sergey Dvortsevoy Russia 1995
Requiem dla 500.000 Requiem for 500.000 Waclaw Kazimierczak, Jerzy Bossak Poland 1963
Wsystko moze sie przytrafic Anything Can Happen Marcel Lozinski Poland 1995
Fotoamator Photographer Dariusz Jablonski Poland 1998
Kyokushiteki eros - koiuta 1974 Extreme Personal Eros: Love Story 1974 Kazuo Hara Japan 1974
Yuki yukite shingun The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On Kazuo Hara Japan 1987
Exodus over de Donau The Danube Exodus Peter Forgacs Hungary 1998
Gente del Po The People From Po Michelangelo Antonioni Italy 1943
Banditi A Orgosolo Bandits of Orgosolo Vittorio de Seta Italy 1961
Wittstock,Wittstock Wittstock,Wittstock Volker Koepp Germany 1997
Barluschke Barluschke Thomas Heise Germany 1997
Shoah Shoah Claude Lanzmann France 1972
Daguerréotypes Daguerreotypes Agnès Varda France 1975
Nuit et Brouillard Night and Fog Alain Resnais France 1955
Sijainen The Boy Who Never Smiled Antti Peippo Finland 1989
Tanjuska ja 7 Perkelettä Tanjuska and the 7 Devils Pirjo Honkasalo Finland 1993
The Last Harvest The Last Harvest Linda Dharma Canada 1993
La Batalla de Chile - Part I, II & III The Battle of Chile - Part I, II & III Patricio Guzmán Chile/Cuba 1973
Cannibal Tours Cannibal Tours Dennis O'Rourke Australia 1988
First Contact First Contact Robin Anderson, Bob Connolly Australia 1982


Iikka Vehkalahti, Tue Steen Müller, Erja Dammert, Jari Sedergren ja Timo Korhonen kirjoittavat dokumenttielokuvamaailman tapahtumista Suomessa ja maailmalla

Iikka Vehkalahti Iikka Vehkalahti
on tällä hetkellä vierailijaprofessorina Tampereen yliopistossa.
Tue Steen Müller Tue Steen Müller
"everybody knows him"
Erja Dammert

Erja Dammert on dokumentaristi ja tällä hetkellä docpoint-festivaalin taiteellinen johtaja.

Jari Sedergren on dokkareita diggaava Kansallisen audiovisuaalisen arkiston tutkija.

Timo Korhonen AVEKin