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Old 10-08-2007, 05:08 PM   #31
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Awesome, God Part III. I'll make the changes to your list and add your '60s stuff to the mix.

Beauty and the Beast is an excellent Disney film. My favorite Disney flicks all come out in the '90s:

The Lion King (Hamlet with a happy ending)
Beauty
Aladdin (Jafar is a total pimp at the end of this movie)
and Toy Story
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Spirited Away/Bambi?
Miyazaki > Disney

Other animated films better than anything to come out of Disney/Pixar:

Princess Mononoke
Grave of the Fireflies
My Neighbor Totoro
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Other non-CGI animated Disney films better than Beauty and the Beast:

Pinocchio
Sleeping Beauty
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
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For God Part III:

1. Spirited Away (Miyazaki, 2001)
2. Gangs of New York (Scorsese, 2002)
3. Cold Mountain (Minghella, 2003)
4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Lee, 2000)
5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Gondry, 2004)
6. The Man Who Wasn't There (Coen Bros., 2001)
7. 2046 (Wong, 2004)
8. The New World (Malick, 2005)
9. Solaris (Soderbergh, 2002)
10. Royal Tenenbaums (Anderson, 2001)
11. The Princess & the Warrior (Tykwer, 2000)
12. The Aviator (Scorsese, 2004)
13. Lost in Translation (Coppola, 2003)
14. Millenium Actress (Kon, 2001)
15. Traffic (Soderbergh, 2000)


Now I'm thinking I could have done without Lost in Translation. I haven't seen it in years, and I'm wondering if it will still resonate, whereas I know 14 & 15 still do. I guess stick Bad Education in there somewhere and drop LIT.
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Thank goodness we've got a couple of weeks for this list because it's hurting my brain trying to whittle the decade down to a mere 15. Finding it surprisingly hard to think of many worthy foreign films too.

There's some good lists in this thread so far though, probably plenty of films that'll feature in mine.

Laz, I gave LIT two chances (once in the cinema and then a couple of years later on TV) and I just didn't see what all the fuss was about. I find it hard to fault and equally hard to praise. Broken Flowers on the other hand, there's a film that stayed with me for a long time afterwards. Both films have great endings.
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For God Part III:

1. Spirited Away (Miyazaki, 2001)
2. Gangs of New York (Scorsese, 2002)
3. Cold Mountain (Minghella, 2003)
4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Lee, 2000)
5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Gondry, 2004)
6. The Man Who Wasn't There (Coen Bros., 2001)
7. 2046 (Wong, 2004)
8. The New World (Malick, 2005)
9. Solaris (Soderbergh, 2002)
10. Royal Tenenbaums (Anderson, 2001)
11. The Princess & the Warrior (Tykwer, 2000)
12. The Aviator (Scorsese, 2004)
13. Lost in Translation (Coppola, 2003)
14. Millenium Actress (Kon, 2001)
15. Traffic (Soderbergh, 2000)


Now I'm thinking I could have done without Lost in Translation. I haven't seen it in years, and I'm wondering if it will still resonate, whereas I know 14 & 15 still do. I guess stick Bad Education in there somewhere and drop LIT.

Oh yes. I like everything except for #15, (it's good, just not THAT good) haven't seen #3, #14, #9, and #11. I love that you included Scorsese's late work. I applaud your list. I urge you to check out Kim Ki-Duk.

Lost In Translation is a great film, but it doesn't stand up as well anylonger. I don't see Howl's Moving Castle in your list... hmm... although not at the levels Spirited Away, I still found it amazing.
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Thank goodness we've got a couple of weeks for this list because it's hurting my brain trying to whittle the decade down to a mere 15. Finding it surprisingly hard to think of many worthy foreign films too.

There's some good lists in this thread so far though, probably plenty of films that'll feature in mine.

Laz, I gave LIT two chances (once in the cinema and then a couple of years later on TV) and I just didn't see what all the fuss was about. I find it hard to fault and equally hard to praise. Broken Flowers on the other hand, there's a film that stayed with me for a long time afterwards. Both films have great endings.
I fell in love it, but I was only 14 and still not very experienced when it came to cinema.
I visited Japan because of Lost In Translation. And a U2 concert which was eventually cancelled, but that's another story.
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I'd love to visit Japan someday.

But with regards to your 60s list, why the lack of love for Truffaut? The 400 Blows is a brilliant film and could well be viewed as a double bill with Kes. And I've got to say I preferred For A Few Dollars More to TGTBATU, but all that I've seen from your list is top notch
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Spirited Away/Bambi?

i'd say better than Bambi, and i tried watching Spirited Away but fell asleep (i had engaged in, erm, "party favors" in order to enhance the experience, but it backfired).

i'm sure there's a world of anime that i'm ignorning, but so be it.
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I'd love to visit Japan someday.

But with regards to your 60s list, why the lack of love for Truffaut? The 400 Blows is a brilliant film and could well be viewed as a double bill with Kes. And I've got to say I preferred For A Few Dollars More to TGTBATU, but all that I've seen from your list is top notch
It's a magical country, and it can be done for a lot less money than one would've thought. Check it out one day.

As for Truffaut - I never really got it. No two Godard films are alike: He's always trying to reinvent cinema, where's Truffaut is more concerned towards the story. Which he does well, it's just nowhere near as interesting.
I still have to watch some stuff though, such as Jules et Jim.

Never watched Kes I'm afraid, I like Ken Loach, so I'll guess I'll check if out.

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i'd say better than Bambi, and i tried watching Spirited Away but fell asleep (i had engaged in, erm, "party favors" in order to enhance the experience, but it backfired).

i'm sure there's a world of anime that i'm ignorning, but so be it.
I know nearly nothing of anime, but I am deeply in love with Miyazaki.

But Beauty and the Beast is pretty good, I'll admit.
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It's going to be a while before we get around to the 1960's lists, but all I have to say for now, God Part III, is:

Orson Welles. The Trial.
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Hahaha

Having read the novel and loved it, it's been one of those films I've always wanted to see, but it was never really a priority.

Next to Fitzcarraldo, I shall make sure it will be amongst the next 5 films I watch.

And then, to you, lazarus, three words, if you haven't already:

Le Mépris. Now.
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The great thing about Welles as an adaptor is that he has no reservations about messing with the work he's filming whether it's Shakespeare or Kafka. The Trial has a lot changed, omitted, chapters switched around, etc. But many feel it is among his best, if not his very best.

It's so far ahead of its time it's hard to put into words. But it makes David Lynch look like Ron Howard.

Also, glad you gave a double shout-out to Leone, one of the masters.
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But of course, especially because they're so different. Leone forever.

Going to bed now, it's 1am here.

I anticipate your 60's list.
Tomorrow I may post my Top 25 of all time.
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I haven't made movie lists in aaaages.
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Totally off-topic, but monkeyskin, I noticed your avatar, and I take it that monkeyskin is a Nintendo fan? Are you as hyped for Mario Galaxy as I am?


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FINALLY, he makes David Lynch look like Ron Howard?
That's like saying that Radiohead makes U2 look like Backstreet Boys.
Undoubtedly he's incredibly, but Ron Howard? Did you have to go that far?
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Eyes Wide Shut - Easily the worst Kubrick film ever. IMO. I don't recall posting anything about it being "Kubrick's last film" or "Tom & Nicole together with Kubrick". For me, this film was pointless, boring, bad acting, annoying music. I've seen it at least a couple dozen times and it gets worse each time. Best cinematography? Have you seen Barry Lyndon, Strangelove, 2001, Paths of Glory, The Shining, Clockwork Orange. All innovative for their times & which get better each time you see them. Whereas EWS is a film he was forced to alter for an R rating. A film that probably wasn't even the final cut he wanted, considering he was dead 4 months before the film was released. Tom is jealous, maybe some meaningless sex will help, Nicole fantasized about another guy but didn't act on it (no one said monogamy is easy), rich old men wearing masks like kinky sex with young hookers also wearing masks, sleazy not so rich old men might pimp their daughters, whatever. You can read into it anything you want. It's still a big stinker, IMO. Like Lost in Translation, two films that are going to stand the test of time like sand castles. And if I'm supposed to go watch this 5 more times, I sure hope the two of you are also. Then go check out Kubrick when he mattered.


I thought my original comment about taking one of your wish list titles and swapping it for EWS was fairly innocuous and made with a wink. I certainly didn't mean it to demean your film knowledge, though it seems to have been taken personally. I'm sorry about that, but these are just meaningless lists meant to be fun.

So here's my list, have at it boys:

Last of the Mohicans
Ed Wood
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead
Sense & Sensibility
Boogie Nights
Groundhog Day
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
Trainspotting
Shakespeare in Love
What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
Falling Down
Babe, the Gallant Pig
The Commitments
Glengarry Glen Ross
The Full Monty

And some more I liked: JFK, American Beauty, Dances with Wolves, The Fugitive, Terminator 2, There's Something About Mary, 4 Weddings & A Funeral, My Best Friends Wedding, That Thing You Do!, Branagh's Hamlet, Dick, Titanic, The Thin Red Line, Dead Man Walking, Honeymoon in Vegas

We can agree to disagree, right?
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I've been meaning to see Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, mainly for Gary Oldman and Tim Roth, but the story sounds intriguing too.
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