In the CiNeMa Club of… James Gray

The online cinema Le CiNéMa Club has been asking a series of film personalities to share five films they love with them. The day The Lost City of Z had its limited release in the United States (April 14th, 2017) James Gray's choices were published on their website. Below is the introductory text and Gray's words are in the notes.

James Gray is one of the greatest American directors working today. All of his films, which he also writes, are equally remarkable and impeccably crafted — his work impressively and constantly continuing, challenging, and furthering a tradition of classic American cinema like few other contemporary movies. His first feature Little Odessa, shot when Gray was only 25, won the Silver…

  • Fort Apache

    Fort Apache

    ★★★★★

    "John Ford. John Wayne. And amazingly modern in its approach."

  • Gold Diggers of 1935

    Gold Diggers of 1935

    ★★★★

    "Contains perhaps the most remarkable and imaginative musical number of all time: "Lullaby of Broadway". Busby Berkeley, a true visionary."

  • Strangers When We Meet

    Strangers When We Meet

    ★★★★

    "Melancholy and affecting and strange and brooding and heartfelt."

  • The Scarlet Empress

    The Scarlet Empress

    ★★★★

    "An astonishing visual spectacle. Unmatched."

  • Wake in Fright

    Wake in Fright

    ★★★★

    "Unique, truly frightening. A troubling film that lingers in the mind."