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CINEMA 1: THE MOVEMENT-IMAGE

A list of 356 films referenced by Deleuze in the first volume of his philosophical treatise on the symbolic language of images and signs in cinema.
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C I N E M A  1 :  THE MOVEMENT-IMAGE

The great directors of the cinema may be compared, in our view, not merely with painters, architects and musicians, but also with thinkers. They think with movement-images and time-images instead of concepts.” Preface to the French edition

What originates from montage, or from the composition of the movement-image is the Idea, the indirect image of time.” (32)

Each image not only has the unity of an element which may be juxtaposed to others, but the genetic unity of a ‘cell’, which may be divided…

  • Enoch Arden
  • The Massacre
  • The Golem
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • The Love Tragedy of the Homunculus
  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
  • Easy Street
  • Hearts of the World
  • Shoulder Arms
  • Broken Blossoms
  • Madame DuBarry
  • Blind Husbands
  • Spanish Fiesta
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • One Week
  • Sumurun
  • The Man of the Sea
  • Anna Boleyn
  • The Scarecrow
  • The High Sign
  • El Dorado
  • Orphans of the Storm
  • Foolish Wives
  • Nosferatu
  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler
  • Nanook of the North
  • The Blacksmith
  • La Roue
  • Safety Last!
  • Rhythm 21
  • Three Ages
  • Warning Shadows
  • Our Hospitality
  • At 3:25
  • Cœur fidèle
  • New Year's Eve
  • La Belle Nivernaise
  • Die Nibelungen: Siegfried
  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache
  • Ballet mécanique
  • The Navigator
  • Greed
  • The inhuman woman
  • The Last Laugh
  • Strike
  • The Gold Rush
  • The Merry Widow
  • Go West
  • Variety
  • Tartuffe
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • Moana
  • Nana
  • Battling Butler
  • Mother
  • Faust
  • A Sixth Part of the World
  • The General
  • Metropolis
  • Napoleon
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • The Ring
  • The End of St. Petersburg
  • The Circus
  • The Italian Straw Hat
  • October (Ten Days that Shook the World)
  • Steamboat Bill, Jr.
  • The Crowd
  • Zvenigora
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • The Little Match Girl
  • The Cameraman
  • Misdeal
  • The Wind
  • The Docks of New York
  • The Fall of the House of Usher
  • The Wedding March
  • Storm Over Asia
  • L'Argent
  • The Lighthouse Keepers
  • Queen Kelly
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • Pandora's Box
  • Arsenal
  • Finis Terrae
  • Blackmail
  • The Steel Road
  • The General Line
  • Rain
  • The Blue Angel
  • Earth
  • Animal Crackers
  • L'Age d'Or
  • Morocco
  • Taris
  • The Sea of Ravens
  • City Lights
  • Tabu
  • Le Million