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All-Time Favorite Films
« on: March 31, 2006, 07:20:49 PM »
Hey everyone thought this would be an interesting thread.  List your all time favorite films besides BBM.

1.   Slaughter House 5
2.   Chinatown
3.   A Place In The Sun
4.   The Graduate
5.   Midnight Cowboy
6.   Next Stop Wonderland
7.   Casablanca
8.   The Way We Were
9.   Pulp Fiction
10. Close Encounters of The 3rd Kind

****forgot these.......The Ninth Configuration
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2006, 07:47:41 PM »
OK, but not in any particular order.  That changes with my mood.

1.   LOTR, ROTK
2.   LOTR, TT
3.   LOTR, FOTR
4.   Age of Innocence
5.   Casablanca
6.   Rudy
7.  The Adventures of Robin Hood
8.   Rebecca
9.   Singing in the Rain
10. The Empire Strikes Back

sorry, can't do just 10

11.  Billy Elliott
12.  King Kong (1933)
13.  The Last of the Mohicans
14.  Much Ado About Nothing
15.  Raiders of the Lost Ark
16.  The Searchers
17.  To Kill a Mockingbird
18.  Tarzan and His Mate
19.  The Wizard of Oz
20.  When Worlds Collide

These are just the ones that I thought of off the top of my head.  I love so many movies that tomorrow, many of these could be replaced by some I love equally, like Star Wars, The Usual Suspects, White Christmas, The Big Country, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Spartacus...I could go on and on.  So I'll stop.  Under protest. ;D
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2006, 08:09:11 PM »
This is a wonderful thread! 

Here are my top 10 favorite films of all-time, besides BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN:

1.  Midnight Cowboy
2.  The Exorcist
3.  The Tell-Tale Heart
4.  Carrie
5.  The Bad Seed
6.  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
7.  The Wizard of Oz
8.  Frankenstein (1931)
9.  Clockwork Orange
10.  Freaks

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2006, 08:26:12 PM »
i will probably end up editing my post multiple times. i've always had a list of 20, but here are just xx plus BM. the list just wouldn't look right without it.

not in specific order, but the first one has been on the list since 1962.

Lawrence of Arabia
Goldfinger
The Crying Game
Star Gate
Fight Club
The Matrix
The Lord of the Rings [all three parts make one movie]
Brokeback Mountain
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
2001, A Space Odyssey
Neverending Story
Titanic
The Hunt For Red October
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Back to the Future
Stand By Me
Dragonheart
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2006, 05:31:00 AM »
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OK, but not in any particular order.  That changes with my mood.
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4.   Age of Innocence

sorry, can't do just 10

Painted Shoes:  loved AGE OF INNOCENCE, especially the scene where Archer spreads the opening of Michelle's glove, while on the carriage ride back from Washington DC, and kisses her inner wrist, so subtle, yet sooooooo hot, that's all they could settle for........gee, sounds like our boys, Jack and Ennis, doesn't it. Also, the narration by Joanne Woodward was a nice touch, especially when explaining all about the rules of  New York's  society.....How prohibitive, can't imagine having to live in such a world.
Thanks for sharing your list and here are a few more of mine which I'd forgotten:

5 EASY PIECES
SUMMER OF 42
CITY OF GOD
BOSSA NOVA (great indy film with Carlos Jobim music)
Godfather I & II


***from Greylock's list: The Man Who Would Be King (great for Sean Connery and Michael Caine fams)
                                 The Remains of the Day (best Anthony Hopkins performance, other than when he played a psychotic ventriloquist) cant remember name ??
 
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2006, 05:43:13 AM »
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A few of my favorites...
Dead Ringer

Hi there Broken Oakie:
I've always loved that Bette Davis film DEAD RINGER..........here's a little bit of trivia for you if you happen to remember the house in which Bette went to live after taking on her dead sister's identity.........I went on a tour of that home last November, here in Beverly Hills.  The home is called GREYSTONE MANOR and it once belonged to the DOHENY family (very rich oil family).  The house is frequently used for films, Jerry Lewis, THE DISORDERLY ORDERLY and  ALL OF ME with Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin. Anyway, once a year they have a Design Home walking tour through the grounds and home..........well worth the $25 price as always wanted to see those beautifully carved balustrades and infamous black and white marble floors which figured prominently in all of the films mentioned, including DEAD RINGER.  In fact, on the tour, I saw the bedroom where Bette's character had her maid get her jewels out of the safe, in her closet..........the closet is STILL the same.
Of course also loved MILDRED PIERCE which you have on your list, nothing like an ungrateful child....
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2006, 07:36:20 AM »
 Hmmm, apart from BBM, in no particular order and subject to change on a whim...

 Amelie                     - Anything by Jean-Pierre Jeunet in fact
 City of Lost Children   - See above
 Baron Munchausen    - Terry Gilliam is a genius
 Donnie Darko            - My first Jake and a brilliant film
 The Matrix                - Best Scifi ever
 Spirited Away            - Hayao Miyazaki - Another genius
 Legend                    - The one with the Tangerine Dream soundtrack, lots of other Ridley Scott films too
 The Usual Suspects    - Bryan Singers finest
 2001                        - Psycotic computer, love it!
 Akira                        - Neo-Tokyo is about to E.X.P.L.O.D.E. - Need I say more?!


 I have to say, before BBM came along, no one film was ever my favorite.  But now there's just no contest...
 

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2006, 08:19:21 AM »
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2006, 10:02:45 PM »
OKAY, here's my Top 40, including Brokeback Mountain.  (Plus 3 more, in "special categories")

In alphabetical order:

Becket
Das Boot
Bringing Up Baby
Brokeback Mountain
Cabaret
The Dead
Dead Man Walking
The Duelists
East of Eden
The Elephant Man
Fahrenheit 451
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Hud
Inherit the Wind
The Last Picture Show
Lawrence of Arabia
The Lion in Winter
Lust for Life
A Man For All Seasons
The Man Who Would Be King
The Mission
The Natural
None But the Lonely Heart
Once Upon A Time in The West
Paths of Glory
A Place In The Sun
The Remains of the Day
A River Runs Through It
Spartacus
The Shawshank Redemption
Splendor in the Grass
Sullivan's Travels
Sunset Boulevard
Things to Come
Time After Time
To Kill A Mockingbird
True Confessions
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
The Wind and The Lion
Zulu

Favorite Disney Movie - Lady and the Tramp
Favorite Trashy Movie - Fatal Attraction 
Favorite Really Awful Movie - Mommie Dearest

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2006, 10:51:54 AM »
greylocke5, I am struck by a couple of your choices.  John Huston's The Dead (I hope that is the one you are referring to) is one of the loveliest  and most fragile things of beauty ever captured on film.  I cannot hear the song used  at the end of the film without a feeling of such tenderness that it threatens to overwhelm me.  Very much the same way that I am affected by the score of Brokeback.


Things to Come:  I saw that film when I was just a kid.  I so loved Raymond Massey (especially with the shoulder pads in the future sequence) and who could ever forget Ralph Richardson as The Boss!  I've never before found anyone who had ever heard of it.  Thank you.
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2006, 11:12:23 AM »
greylocke5, I am struck by a couple of your choices.  John Huston's The Dead (I hope that is the one you are referring to) is one of the loveliest  and most fragile things of beauty ever captured on film.  I cannot hear the song used  at the end of the film without a feeling of such tenderness that it threatens to overwhelm me.  Very much the same way that I am affected by the score of Brokeback.


Things to Come:  I saw that film when I was just a kid.  I so loved Raymond Massey (especially with the shoulder pads in the future sequence) and who could ever forget Ralph Richardson as The Boss!  I've never before found anyone who had ever heard of it.  Thank you.


Hi Jackie,

Yes, tou got 'em right.  "THe Dead" was John Huston's last movie.

And the Raymond Massey / Ralph Richardson 1936 classic, "Things to Come," based on an H.G. Wells story, with an incredible film score by Arthur Bliss, one of the greatest ever written, IMHO.
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2006, 01:01:30 PM »
greylocke5, I am struck by a couple of your choices.  John Huston's The Dead (I hope that is the one you are referring to) is one of the loveliest  and most fragile things of beauty ever captured on film.  I cannot hear the song used  at the end of the film without a feeling of such tenderness that it threatens to overwhelm me.  Very much the same way that I am affected by the score of Brokeback.


Things to Come:  I saw that film when I was just a kid.  I so loved Raymond Massey (especially with the shoulder pads in the future sequence) and who could ever forget Ralph Richardson as The Boss!  I've never before found anyone who had ever heard of it.  Thank you.


Hi Jackie,

Yes, tou got 'em right.  "THe Dead" was John Huston's last movie.

And the Raymond Massey / Ralph Richardson 1936 classic, "Things to Come," based on an H.G. Wells story, with an incredible film score by Arthur Bliss, one of the greatest ever written, IMHO.
well, ya found another one.  i can't gather my wits enough to make a list, but that and metropolis would be on my early movies list, and battleship potemkin and ivan the terrible, by eisenstein.
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2006, 11:22:53 AM »
What a fun thread!  Here are a few of mine:  might add some as they come to mind:

Brokeback Mountain
Cabaret
The Best Years of Our Lives
The Yearling
The Red Balloon
Nashville
Midnight Cowboy
A Room with a View
The Crying Game
The Deer Hunter
Annie Hall
M*A*S*H

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2006, 04:32:01 PM »
Hi, Sydney!

I love questions like these.  Of course now that "Brokeback" has gone straight to #1 on my list I had to make some adjustments.  Here are my top ten:

1.  Brokeback
2.  The Wizard of Oz
3.  Bull Durham
4.  A Letter to Three Wives
5.  Moonstruck
6.  Stage Door
7.  Calamity Jane
8.  The Farmer's Daughter
9.  Our Town
10. Indian Summer


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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2006, 04:33:27 PM »
Mark, I love your choice of "Stage Door".  "The calla lilies are in bloom again.  Such a strange flower, suitable to any occasion..."
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