I am a man of serious tastes and habits. I am not to be swayed by the likes of this. Or this. Or this. Frivolity, pure frivolity. However, occasionally, an animal will scurry across the screen while I’m attempting to make screengrabs. Here is the Year in Cute Animals in Film for 2010, observed throughout film history.
The Small Back Room (E. Pressburger, M. Powell, 1949)
Fata Morgana (W. Herzog, 1969)
American Psycho (M. Harron, 2000)
Ratcatcher (L. Ramsay, 1999)
Gates of Heaven (E. Morris, 1980)
Went the Day Well? (A. Cavalcanti, 1942)
Marie Antoinette (S. Coppola, 2006)
La Belle et la Bête (J. Cocteau, 1946)
Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices (W. Herzog, 1995)
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (W. Herzog, 1972)
Our Hospitality (B. Keaton, 1923)
Nosferatu the Vampyre (W. Herzog, 1979)
The Great McGinty (P. Sturges, 1940)
Finally, our feature presentation: the ramblin’, gamblin’, drunk pig about town of F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927).