Personal Collections: Larry Bao

Larry Bao

Wikipedia says that: The hobby of collecting includes seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining whatever items are of interest to the individual collector. The scope of collecting is unlimited: «If something exists, somebody somewhere collects them.»

La Crítica New York City begins it’s own collection series with filmmaker and playwright Larry Bao (Indiana, 1988). You can also watch the films Mr. Bao recommends by clicking on the youtube videos below.


Larry Bao’s collection:

Kieslowski’s  The Decalogue (1988)

‘I watched it and I loved it so I had to have it’



David Lynch & Angelo Badalamenti  Industrial Symphony no.1 (1990)

‘This is a GEM in my collection’



Wong Kar-Wai’s  Days of being wild (1990)

‘It has a sense of machismo,courage and love, all things that I love’

Days of Being Wild ()


John Cassavetes’s Faces (1968)

‘A Wonderful film.  I love this so freaking much’



Tarkovsky’s  Andrei Rublev (1966)

‘You can tell its one of Tarkovsky’s first films. But is still great.’



TV Journey to the West (1986) by Yang Jie, Xun Hao and Ren Fengpo (1986)

‘A little campy but super fun’