After a few delays, Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange follow-up, Blond, has now arrived and, with it, not only an additional visual album, but Boys Don’t Cry, a magazine that only a select few were able to get their hands on. (Although, if you believe the artist’s mom, we can expect a wider release soon.) In between a personal statement about his new work and a Kanye West poem about McDonalds, Ocean also listed his favorite films of all-time and we have the full list today.
Clocking at 207.23 hours, as Ocean notes, his list includes classics from Andrei Tarkovsky, David Lynch, Ingmar Bergman, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Orson Welles, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jean Cocteau, Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Ford Coppola, Fritz Lang, Werner Herzog, Akira Kurosawa, Ridley Scott, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergei Eisenstein, F. W. Murnau, Luis Buñuel, and more.
As for some more recent titles, it looks like The Royal Tenenbaums and Rushmore are his favorites from Wes Anderson, while Blood Simple. No Country for Old Men, and Miller’s Crossing are his top Coen brothers picks, and even showed love to The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford. There’s also a healthy dose of Paul Thomas Anderson, Wong Kar-wai, Brian De Palma (Phantom of the Paradise!), and Quentin Tarantino.
Check out the list below (via Genius), which evidently proves that Forrest Gump may not always be running on his mind.
ATL (“atl is not the best movie lol but ok,” writes Ocean.)
Un Chien Andalou
A Clockwork Orange
Gods of the Plague
The Last Laugh
Full Metal Jacket
No Country For Old Men
Wild at Heart
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Passion of Anna
Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
On The Waterfront
The French Connection
The Deer Hunter
Aguirre, the Wrath Of God
Devil in a Blue Dress
The Seventh Seal
Paths Of Glory
There Will Be Blood
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Throne of Blood
Dog Day Afternoon
Phantom of The Paradise
Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
The King of Comedy
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— nathan smith (@trillmoregirls) August 23, 2016
Frank Ocean also shared his favorite songs, which can be heard in the Spotify playlist below:
Do you share any favorites with Ocean?