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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2006, 05:53:39 PM »
Ok, here is my top ten after Brokeback.. which is now and forever after will be FAVORITE MOVIE EVER!!
1. Dead Poet's Society
2. A Christmas Story
3. Napolean Dynamite
4. Good Will Hunting
5. Anne of Green Gables
6. Anne of Avonlea
7. CaddyShack
8. Anger Management
9. 12 Angry Men (the old version)
10. Runaway Jury

so.. there you have it!  :)
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2006, 11:55:47 PM »
Tie between Wild At Heart and Moulin Rouge, the latter being unlikely, since I normally hate musicals. But it seemed more like a surrealist film than a musical to me, what Bunuel and Dali were going for way back in the 30s but never quite hit.

And Wild At Heart, because it was. Most alive I've ever felt in a movie theater.
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2006, 05:16:38 AM »
Corny, but "The Way We Were" and Franco Zeferelli's "Romeo and Juliet"  Up until Brokeback, they were my two favorite love stories.

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2006, 09:48:55 AM »
Top 50

1.  Grand Illusion
2.  The Pianist
3.  The Passion of Joan of Arc
4.  Brokeback Mountain
5.  Gone With the Wind
6.  City Lights
7.  Children of Paradise
8.  The Wizard of Oz
9.  2001: A Space Odyssey
10.  All About Eve
11.  Citizen Kane
12.  Rashomon
13.  Sunset Boulevard
14.  Tokyo Story
15.  Wuthering Heights ('39)
16.  Au Hasard Balthazar
17.  Battleship Potemkin
18.  M
19.  The Grapes of Wrath
20.  Andrei Rublev
21.  Beauty and the Beast ('45)
22.  Napoleon
23.  Lawrence of Arabia
24.  The Bicycle Thief
25.  The Crowd
26.  Make Way for Tomorrow
27.  The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
28.  A Man Escaped
29.  La Strada
30.  Intolerance
31.  Some Like It Hot
32.  Raging Bull
33.  City of God
34.  Odd Man Out
35.  Ballad of a Soldier
36.  Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
37.  The Third Man
38.  Kind Hearts and Coronets
39.  The Last Emperor
40.  Notorious
41.  The Magnificent Ambersons
42.  Jules and Jim
43.  Ikiru
44. The Shop on Main Street
45.  Bonnie and Clyde
46.  Beauty and the Beast ('91)
47.  Manhattan
48.  Field of Dreams
49.  To Kill a Mockingbird
50.  Wild Strawberries or
50.  Night of the Hunter
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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2006, 03:39:44 PM »
Top 50

now who could order their life so extensively?

you have your cds alphabetized, don't you? hehehe.

i would put moulin rouge up against M as best surrealist (neo-surrealist?) flim any day.

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2006, 09:22:31 PM »
DAVE:

Glad I resisted the temptation to list my Top 100, LOL (actually, my top 200...the nerd horns are growing and growing).

I think the "best" surrealist films are Un Chien Andalou and L'Age d'Or by Bunuel.  I don't really think of M as surrealist, although you are right, it kind of is.  M was so creepy and disturbing, with Lorre's amazing performance, and then that incredible defense later on.  Blew me away when I was in my '20s.

Moulin Rouge was my favorite film of 2001; couldn't believe Baz Luhrmann was snubbed for a Best Director Oscar nomination, he should have won.  But it is not a personal all-time favorite.  It sounds goofy, but the editing was too fast for me.  I get distracted by flashy things, it took me out of the film too many times.  Also missed Elton John's version of "Your Song", which I love.

2001 was a good year, the rest of my top 10 were Mulholland Drive, LOTR: Fellowship (by far the best of that trilogy), The Others, In the Mood for Love, No Man's Land, Gosford Park (like you, my favorite Altman - not a fan of Nashville, MASH, Player, etc., though like McCabe & Mrs. Miller), Memento, Black Hawk Down, I Am Sam (I admit it), ; couldn't stand Oscar winner Beautiful Mind, though I would take it over the 2005 victor any day.

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2006, 09:25:24 PM »
Dali had more of an imput in Un Chein than Bunuel.

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2006, 09:46:30 PM »
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Re: Un Chien, true, but the director traditionally gets the credit.  Also, considering Bunuel's career, I suspect he had a lot to do with it.  Think of Viridiana, Exterminating Angel & Nazarin (among others), he has to be the greatest "surrealist" film director ever.  Still, I have more respect for Bunuel than affection, just my taste. 

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2006, 09:48:44 PM »
You should see "Innocence" by director Lucile Hadzihalilovic.........

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2006, 09:53:48 PM »
DOWNLOADED1:

Thanks much for recommendation.  I don't know the film, but will make it a point find it.  That's what I love most about forums like this, learning about movies with which I am not familiar.  I had never previously heard of the 1986 animated film "Grave of the Fireflies", read about it from film buffs on another site, and now it is in my favorite 100 films ever (a real tearjerker).

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2006, 09:56:50 PM »
Is Night Of The Hunter with Robert Mitchum?
He's the preacher with "love" and "hate" tattooed on his knuckles?

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2006, 10:05:31 PM »
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Re: Night of the Hunter, yes, Robert Mitchum (in an all-time great performance, not even nominated, should have won), Lillian Gish (ditto the paranthetical comment), Shelly Winters, and 2 amazing kids.  The little girl was so unique looking.  People always talk about Vertigo being the closest movie resembling a dream/nightmare, but I think Hunter takes the prize.  Too bad Charles Laughton never directed anything else - and what a great actor he was.

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2006, 10:06:25 PM »
"Innocence" has a very surreal dream like feel also.

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2006, 10:17:17 PM »
DOWNLOADED1:

What are some of your favorite films? 

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Re: All-Time Favorite Films
« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2006, 10:19:24 PM »
just look at YOUR list
really
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