Full Disclosure: ScreenAnarchy's List Of Shame - December

Asian Editor; Hong Kong, China (@Marshy00)
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And here we are, at the end of our year-long exploration into the shadowy reaches of classic cinema where we have dared not venture before now. Each of us now experienced up to a dozen highly praised works for the very first time - some we have enjoyed, some which have failed to live up to their reputations - but all can now be strucken off our Lists of Shame and of which we will forevermore now hold a real opinion.

2014 will see a whole new incarnation of this feature unveiled, again focusing on overlooked films of historical and artistic merit but taking a remarkably different tact - but more about that in the New Year. Before then, Team ScreenAnarchy tackles a cracking selection of cinematic gems for December, including offerings from David Lean, Sergio Leone, Jean Vigo, David Lynch, John Woo and Carl Theodor Dreyer, as well as a smattering of traditional Christmas crackers. So until next year, enjoy!

Peter Martin, Jim Tudor, Ryland Aldrich, Brian Clark, Ard Vijn, Christopher Bourne, Eric Ortiz Garcia, Ernesto Zelaya Miñano, James Dennis, Joshua Chaplinsky, Kurt Halfyard, Niels Matthijs, Patryk Czekaj, Pierce Conran and Shelagh Rowan-Legg contributed to this story.

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Marcel SamsonDecember 29, 2013 6:26 AM

What are "Dutch Angles"?

theConundrummDecember 29, 2013 7:06 AM

the camera tilted on an angle... (and not 100% on this aspect, shot from a low angle)... don't know where exactly the term "dutch" comes into it... doors always look awesome shot this way...

servusDecember 29, 2013 3:33 PM

I really enjoyed the way the list was written in comparison with all the "best of" lists Twitch has had lately. This list actually had real commentary and mini-reviews instead of the "I think it's the best movie, but I'm not going to say why; just trust me and respect my authority" lists.

Jason GorberDecember 29, 2013 5:53 PM

There's much debate on the origin, but some have suggested it's a corruption of "deutsche", or German, referring to the oblique angles used in expressionist cinema in the 20s and 30s. Think Murnau or Lang, or, better yet, 1960s Batman

Marcel SamsonDecember 29, 2013 6:44 PM

Man, here I thought dutch was finally used in a positive way...

KurtDecember 29, 2013 7:40 PM

Shelagh - if you thing this is the Spaghetti-Western getting political.... Then you should check out the film Leone made shortly after this one, DUCK! YOU SUCKER.