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Old 02-25-2002, 11:09 AM   #16
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Melon, I am shocked and appalled that Pee Wee's Big Adventure did not make it into your top 20. I thought I knew you but I was obviously mistaken. I demand to know which number above 20 that this classic movie will be ranked in your list.
LOL...I like too many movies. It is #30. If it is any consolation, it was my favorite film when I was seven to nine years old. Still a very enjoyable film!

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Old 02-25-2002, 11:14 AM   #17
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What are those 3 colors movies about? Arty film I'm guessing?
A French trilogy done by late Polish director, Krysztof Kieslowski. "Blue" was done in 1993. "White" and "Red" were done in 1994. I love everything about all three. I love the plots. I love the character development. I love the cinematography. I love the film scores. I never get tired of watching them either.

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Old 02-25-2002, 11:18 AM   #18
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Amelie was damn good it should win best picture of the year at the oscars

i saw it 5 times at the movie theater... the only other movie i seen that many times was Gladiator 4 times
I've seen it three times. I first saw it when it was the opener at the Edinburgh International Film Festival back in August, when I was doing my study abroad. Still blows me away thinking about it, because I saw it on the biggest screen I've ever seen with the best sound system I've ever run into.

The last time I saw it was yesterday.

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Old 02-25-2002, 11:20 AM   #19
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Melon, what'd you think of The Shining?

Personally, it is high on my list.
I've never seen it. It is on my "to watch" list.

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Number of films in melon's top 40 that I've seen: 3

My comments:
1. Pee Wee's Big adventure: I admit, without shame, that I am 26 years old and still think this is a very funny movie.

2. Pulp Fiction: very good. will never see it again.

3. 2001: In all honesty, no film has left me feeling angrier. I truly thought I was going to smash the t.v.
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Old 02-25-2002, 06:51 PM   #21
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Nice lists. Some comments.

Three colors trilogy: Wonderful set of films. I haven't seen them in quite a while. I probably should go back and try it again. White has a special place in my heart because it was the first film I saw at the Inwood, which is still one of my favorite "art house" theaters.

Amelie: I still haven't seen this yet, though I've been meaning to for the longest time. I did manage to see No Man's Land, which beat Amelie at the Golden Globes. It's a good movie. Pretty sad but with some humorous and light moments throughout. Not heavy handed. It's very good at showing the tragedy and absurdity of war, and is highly critical of the UN's involvement (or lack of involvement) in the Bosnian conflict, as well as the callousness of the Western media. Very satirical and very effective. It's more serious than Amelie and that may give it an edge at the Oscars.

Citizen Kane: a classic. very influential. really a perfect movie in many ways and great to watch.

Potemkin: I haven't seen this all the way through, just the ultra famous Odessa steps sequence. Hmm, I really have a few more holes to fill in my viewing. I have seen Alexander Nevsky though, also by Eisenstein, and it is absolutely brilliant, with an incredible score by Prokofiev.

American Beauty: Also a good film. It reminded me of Atom Egoyan's work though, which often features characters who video things, where people aren't always what they seem. Have you seen any of his work? I'd recommend Family Viewing, Exotica, and the Sweet Hereafter.

Assorted Kubrick: I've just begun to warm to Kubrick's films lately. I absolutely hated 2001 the first time I saw it. I can appreciate it now, but at the time I felt like my braincells were dying.

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spice world
crossroads
glitter
a walk to remember
cool as ice

still remain my top five. aww yeah!

oh my god!
those are like totally my faves too!
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quick off the top of my head list(in no order):

the usual suspects(everyone knew that was gonna be there)
pulp fiction
reservoir dogs
memento
magnolia
national lampoons(christmas)
casino
donnie brasco
carlito's way
heat
ronin
fight club
seven
almost famous
the excorcist
snatch
+ my big cheesy one ay it forward. i think it's a little convoluted but it is a GREAT idea and concept that is told well, strip back a storyline or two and you'll have a good movie in my opinion
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Old 02-26-2002, 12:02 AM   #24
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LOL...I like too many movies. It is #30. If it is any consolation, it was my favorite film when I was seven to nine years old. Still a very enjoyable film!

Melon

I suppose I can live with PeeWee being at number 30.

My favorite films tend to be the quirky, wierd ones. Here are a few of my favorites in no particular order:

The Fifth Element
Twelve Monkeys
Brazil
The Big Lebowski
Pee Wees Big Adventure
Mars Attacks!
Beetlejuice
Edward Scissorhands
Ghost World
Run Lola Run
Fight Club
The Meaning of Life
Brain Candy

Thats all I can come up with at the moment.




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Amelie
Dead Poets Society
Meaning o life
and many many more
Snowman
E.T.
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I've seen alot of movies and my preference are Hollywoody type movies rather than Foreign or art-house type films. The list will show! These are movies that I consider some of my favorites!

1. Moulin Rouge
2. The Sixth Sense
3. The Fisher King
4. The Gift
5. Memento
6. Pay It Forward
7. A Beautiful Mind
8. Living Out Loud
9. Gone With the Wind
10. Forrest Gump
11. Blackhawk Down
12. Schindlerís List
13. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
14. Miracle Mile (has anyone else EVER seen this film?)
15. I Am Sam
16. Chocolat
17. Enemy at the Gates
18. The World According to Garp
19. The Shawshank Redemption
20. Fight Club
21. Magnolia
22. Blue Sky
23. The Others
24. The Player
25. Finding Forrester
26. The Ciderhouse Rules
27. Ever After
28. Billy Elliott
29. Grand Canyon
30. Life is Beautiful
31. Shakespeare in Love
32. Sweet and Lowdown
33. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
34. The Usual Suspects
35. The Green Mile
36. Armageddon
37. Enemy of the State
38. Whatís Eating Gilbert Grape?
39. An Officer and a Gentleman
40. Independence Day
41. Dead Poets Society
42. The Breakfast Club
43. Bridget Jonesí Diary
44. Quills
45. Gladiator
46. Bulworth
47. Pretty Woman
48. X-Men
49. Return of the Jedi
50. The Empire Strikes Back
51. Star Wars
52. The Torch Song Trilogy
53. Dog Day Afternoon
54. Playing by Heart
55. American Beauty
56. The Golden Child
57. Raiders of the Lost Ark
58. E.T.
59. Jaws
60. Erin Brockovich
61. Halloween
62. The Hitcher
63. The Spanish Prisoner
64. U-Turn
65. True Romance
66. Stand By Me
67. Titanic
68. Pump up the Volume
69. Bowfinger
70. One Flew Over the Cuckooís Nest
71. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
72. Misery
73. Go
74. Heathers
75. Pulp Fiction
76. Untamed Heart
77. And Justice For All
78. Legally Blonde
79. Poltergeist
80. A Simple Plan
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