FILM CLUB 007 - SEB SMART

photo:    Toby Butler

Every time we cross paths with our favourite Cornishman Seb Smart, we tend to indulge in an epic conversation on politics, history and social critique.

One thing we haven’t done however is discuss cinema. Which is why we were intrigued to find out what films Seb regards as his favourites of all time. Turns out he has exquisite taste, as if we even doubted it. Blending a mix of Fincher, Coppola, Scorsese and Cimino, it’s hard to fault any of the choices below.

1) The Deer Hunter, Michael Cimino, 1978

Michael Cimino’s epic tale of the horrifying consequences of the Vietnam War. One of the first films i watched all the way through when i was young. Not only that it’s a wicked film.

2) After Hours, Martin Scorsese, 1985

Martin Scorsese’s often under-appreciated black comedy. I like the weirdness and atmosphere to this and would recommend it to anyone.

3) Fight Club, David Fincher, 1999

I like mavericks and this film is about that. The shift of spirituality from the churches being exposed to a life of consumption while we wonder about purpose is definitely a thing. This film is about a real alternative.

4) The Godfather Trilogy, Francis Ford Coppola, 1972/1974/1990

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are my favourite actors. Both of them are epic in these films. The Godfather Part II is probably my favourite one though. Looking forward to seeing them reunite in The Irishman.