This week I have come up with a new way to watch films - watching silent movies from a hundred years ago but replacing the soundtrack with something excessively modern. Some people might think that this is sacrilegious, and I have sympathy with that as I believe that the original soundtracks are fascinating, but it is a temporary fad that I'm really enjoying.
I have provided links to three superb films that should all be watched immediately: Dr Caligari is an amazing German Expressionist horror film that has amazing set design and mise-en-scène; Joan of Arc is a heartbreaking reenactment of the trial and execution of Joan of Arc filmed in intense close-up and unsparing detail; and finally Man with the Movie Camera is a radical Soviet experiment attempting to define an international visual language through montage and juxtaposition (how communist...)
Obviously you need to think wisely about your choice of new music - I would recommend something instrumental and cinematic and underneath each film I have provided the album that I chose.
Actress - R.I.P
An experimental techno album that washes over the listener in waves - haunting and appropriate
This Will Destroy You - This Will Destroy You
An amazingly cinematic post-rock album that builds and fades to awesome effect
Burial - Burial
A dark and brooding, intelligent dubstep (?) album that reflects the movement of cities