Great Films and their Great Images

1958

The Big Country

"If there's anything I admire more than a dedicated friend, it is a dedicated enemy."
- Major Henry Terrill
01 (43)
Dir: William Wyler
DoP: Franz Planer
Year: 1958
Country: USA
Language: English | Spanish
Genre: Romance | Western
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

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South Pacific

"When all you care about is here, this is a good place to be."
- Emile de Becque
01 (54)

Dir: Joshua Logan
DoP: Leon Shamroy
Year: 1958
Country: USA
Language: French | English
Genre: Musical | Romance | War
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.20:1

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Ashes and Diamonds

"So often, are you as a blazing torch with flames/ of burning
rags falling about you flaming, / you know not if flames
 bring freedom or death. /Consuming all that you must cherish
/if ashes only will be left, and want Chaos and tempest..."
- Krystyna
"...Or will the ashes hold the glory of a starlike
diamond... /The Morning Star of everlasting triumph."
- Maciek Chelmicki
01 (52)
Dir: Andrzej Wadja

DoP: Jerzy Wójcik

Year: 1958

Country: Poland

Language: Polish

Genre: Drama | War

Color: Black & White

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1

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Nishi Ginza Station

"So you came to hear my story? Right. Well, I'll tell you an
unlikely Ginza story then. I can't guarantee you'll find it funny,
but it'll  teach you something, ladies and gentleman alike."
- Singer
01 (38)

Dir: Shôhei Imamura
DoP: Kumenobu Fujioka
Year: 1958
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Genre: ComedyDrama
Color: Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

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The Ballad of Narayama

"Upon turning 70 one is expected to go to Narayama.
It is a long-held tradition of the village."
- Orin
01 (54)
Dir: Keisuke Kinoshita
DoP: Hiroyuki Kusuda
Year: 1958
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Genre: Drama
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

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Mon Oncle

"His uncle, his uncle... he's not even a good
example, far from it. And certainly no genius."
- Monsieur Arpel
01 (29)

Dir: Jacques Tati

DoP: Jean Bourgoin

Year: 1958

Country: France | Italy

Language: French

Genre: Comedy

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1

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Equinox Flower

"It's difficult raising children, isn't it? Eventually,
all parents have to let go... and that's never easy."
- Shukichi Mikami
01 (23)

Dir: Yasujirô Ozu

DoP: Yûharu Atsuta

Year: 1958

Country: Japan

Language: Japanese

Genre: Comedy | Drama

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1

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A Night to Remember

"Everybody up, get dressed, get your lifebelts on, at once.
Everybody up, get dressed, get your lifebelts on, at once."
- Steerage steward
01 (50)
Dir: Roy Ward Baker

DoP: Geoffrey Unsworth

Year: 1958

Country: UK

Language: EnglishRussianGermanItalianPolish
Genre: ActionDramaHistory

Color: Black & White

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1

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The Magician

"I've prayed one prayer in my life: Use me, O God! But He
never understood what a devoted slave I'd have been. So I
was never used... But that too is a lie. Step by step you
go into the dark. The movement itself is the only truth."
-Johan Spegel
01 (45)

Dir: Ingmar Bergman

DoP: Gunnar Fischer

Year: 1958

Country: Sweden

Language: Swedish

Genre: ComedyDrama

Color: Black & White

Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1

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The Hidden Fortress

"Hide a stone among stones and a man among men."
- General Rokurota Makabe
01 (44)
Dir: Akira Kurosawa
DoP: Kazuo Yamasaki
Year: 1958
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Genre: Adventure | Drama
Color: Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1