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Old 09-08-2008, 12:11 AM   #16
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s for Powell/Pressburger, I've got Black Narcissus and The Red Shoes lined up, should I add Colonel Blimp on there as well?
EXCITING. I'm all about the epics, so Blimp is my favorite, though it's not an epic in the traditional sense. Others like Black Narcissus more. The photography on the latter (by Jack Cardiff) is among the best you will ever see. The Red Shoes (Scorsese's favorite) I would watch last, as it's probably more enjoyable once you're familiar with their style--it's the most esoteric. Unfortunately, their fourth masterpiece, A Matter of Life and Death, is at this point unavailable in the United States (you can find it online if you know where to look, though).

Here's a little capsule on Blimp from critic Dave Kehr when he was writing for the Chicago Reader (it's a place I check often for their Brief Review section--a huge library of titles):

"It's almost impossible to define this 1943 masterpiece by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. It was ostensibly based on a cartoon series that satirized the British military class, yet its attitude toward the main character is one of affection, respect, and sometimes awe; it was intended as a propaganda film, yet Churchill wanted to suppress it; it has the romantic sweep of a grand love story, yet none of the romantic relationships it presents is truly fulfilled, and the film's most lasting bond is one between the British colonel (Roger Livesey) and his Prussian counterpart (Anton Walbrook). Pressburger's screenplay covers 40 years in the colonel's life through a series of brilliantly constructed flashbacks, compressions, and ellipses; Powell's camera renders the winding plot through boldly deployed Technicolor hues and camera movements of exquisite design and expressivity. It stands as very possibly the finest film ever made in Britain."

So, yeah. Add it.
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This is difficult, I've been scratching down ideas on a piece of paper for about 20 minutes now.
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Off the top of my head...

1) Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith
2) Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
3) Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
4) Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones
5) Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi
6) Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
7) National Treasure
8) Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End
9) Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
10) Caddyshack
11) Vegas Vacation
12) Air Force One
13) Ransom
14) 12 Angry Men
15) It's A Wonderful Life
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:28 AM   #19
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This took me a long time so y'all better appreciate it:

1. It's A Wonderful Life
2. The Godfather
3. Star Wars ('77)
4. Shakespeare In Love
5. Raiders of the Lost Ark
6. Goldfinger
7. Pulp Fiction
8. Terminator 2: Judgment day
9. Casablanca
10. Sin City
11. Beauty and the Beast
12. El Laberinto Del fauno
13. The Big Lebowski
14. V For Vendetta
15. Finding Nemo
16. True Lies
17. Rebel Without A Cause
18. Aliens
19. The Royal Tenenbaums
20. Sleeping Beauty
21. Jaws
22. Die Hard
23. Braveheart
24. Gangs of New York
25. Pinocchio
26. Citizen Kane
27. Lost in Translation
28. The Matrix
29. Some Like It Hot
30. Titanic
31. Jaws
32. Good Will Hunting
33. The Sting
34. Lethal Weapon
35. Fellowship of the Ring
36. Aladdin
37. Scream
38. Thirteen
39. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
40. American Beauty
41. LA Confidential
42. 2001: A Space Odyssey
43. Donnie Darko
44. The Sixth Sense
45. The Devil's Advocate
46. Mallrats
47. Speed
48. Saving Private Ryan
49. Forrest Gump
50. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:36 AM   #21
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This took me a long time so y'all better appreciate it:


12. El Laberinto Del fauno
You pretentious twat.



I appreciate a man who can appreciate Shakespeare in Love publicly.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:55 AM   #22
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Shakespeare In Love

Movies on your guys lists that I haven't seen:

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15. Blade Runner (1982)
16. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
21. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
23. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
27. Boogie Nights (1997)
29. Modern Times (1936)
31. The Thing (1982)
35. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
45. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
48. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
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3. Reds (Beatty, '81)
4. The English Patient (Minghella, '96)
5. Barton Fink (Coens, '91)
6. Three Colors: Red (Kieslowski, '94)
7. Once Upon a Time in America (Leone, '84)
8. Touch of Evil (Welles, '58)
9. Once Upon a Time in the West (Leone, '69)
10. Stardust Memories (Allen, '80)
11. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Powell & Pressburger, '43)
12. Days of Heaven (Malick, '78)
15. Céline and Julie Go Boating (Rivette, '74)
16. Last Tango in Paris (Bertolucci, '72)
17. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Miyazaki, '84)
21. Some Came Running (Minnelli, '58)
22. Days of Being Wild (Wong, '90)
23. Jules and Jim (Truffaut, '62)
24. Bringing Up Baby (Hawks, '38)
25. The Naked Kiss (Fuller, '64)
26. The Manchurian Candidate (Frankenheimer, '62)
27. The Big Sleep (Hawks, '46)
28. The Third Man (Reed, '49)
29. Chinatown (Polanski, '74)
31. 2046 (Wong, '04)
34. City Lights (Chaplin, '31)
35. The Conformist (Bertolucci, '70)
37. Nostalghia (Tarkovsky, '83)
38. Singin' in the Rain (Kelly/Donen, '52)
39. Duck Soup (McCarey, '33)
40. Notorious (Hitchcock, '46)
41. Eyes Wide Shut (Kubrick, '99)
42. Magnolia (Anderson, '99)
43. Guys & Dolls (Mankiewicz, '55)
44. Dr. Strangelove (Kubrick, '63)
45. Malcolm X (Lee, '93)
47. The Searchers (Ford, '56)
48. An American in Paris (Minnelli, '51)
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But in all seriousness:

1. Once Upon A Time In The West
2. 2046
3. The New World
4. Once Upon A Time In America
5. Eyes Wide Shut
7. Blade Runner
9. Lawrence of Arabia
11. Alphaville
13. Days of Being Wild
14. Mulholland Drive
15. Punch-Drunk Love
16. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
17. The Age of Innocence
20. Singin' In The Rain
21. Days of Heaven
24. Persona
26. Wings of Desire

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Before Sunrise
Before Sunset
Gone With the Wind
Boogie Nights
Sid & Nancy
Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run)
Xanadu
Say Anything
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:02 AM   #23
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I have only seen 14 of Lazarus's 50 favorite movies. This makes me feel like an unworthy human being and has me thinking about getting my life together.
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:24 AM   #24
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Good luck finding your way out of the "laberintino".
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I usually don't like doing things like this in such a manner, but I've seen so many new movies recently I can't really sort out my top 50 anymore, so this is going off the top of my head, though the top five are, for the most part, set in stone:

  1. American Beauty
  2. The Shawshank Redemption
  3. Forrest Gump
  4. The Green Mile
  5. Love Actually
  6. Casablanca
  7. Field of Dreams
  8. Pay It Forward
  9. Spirited Away
  10. (Japanese version)Shall We Dance
  11. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  12. The Life Aquatic
  13. The Royal Tenenbaums
  14. A Clockwork Orange
  15. Animal Crackers
  16. Empire Strikes Back
  17. Return of The Jedi
  18. Revenge of the Sith
  19. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  20. Michael Collins
  21. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
  22. L.A. Confidential
  23. The Maltese Falcon
  24. Psycho
  25. Anchorman
  26. Sister Act
  27. The Land Before Time
  28. V For Vendetta
  29. Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
  30. Swimming With Sharks
  31. Manhattan
  32. The Never Ending Story
  33. Braveheart
  34. The Patriot
  35. The Gladiator
  36. Donnie Darko
  37. Trainspotting
  38. The Silence Of The Lambs
  39. The Sixth Sense
  40. The Prestige
  41. Ferris Buellers Day Off
  42. Flatliners
  43. Sideways
  44. Conspiracy Theory
  45. Man On The Moon
  46. Patriot Games
  47. Armageddon
  48. Road To Perdition
  49. Die Hard
  50. Stranger Than Fiction

I coulda gone to 75, but...I felt the list was a tad long. Like I said, that's in no particular order
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^ Ahhhhh I forgot Love Actually.

That would be in my top 50 for sure.
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:12 AM   #27
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Spirited Away
(Japanese version)Shall We Dance
Animal Crackers
Michael Collins
The Land Before Time
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
Swimming With Sharks
Manhattan
The Never Ending Story
Flatliners
Stranger Than Fiction
^ More movies I haven't seen.
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^ More movies I haven't seen.
The fact that some of them are children's movies sadden me
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:08 AM   #29
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For now just givin five:

The Departed
Gangs of New York (DDL rules in this)
Big
Practical Magic
Thirteen


tempting to extend the list, but with so many older, popular movies watched by other peeps, my list would look poor next to theirs.
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In no particular order, off the top of my head:

1. LoTR trilogy
2. Schindler's List
3. Aliens
4. LA Confidential
5. Annie Hall
6. Amadeus
7. The Producers (the original Mel Brooks film)
8. Excalibur
9. Sense & Sensibility
10. Godfather
11. Godfather Part II
12. Rebecca
13. The Apartment
14. Gone with the Wind
15. Monty Python's Life of Brian
16. Pulp Fiction
17. Dogma
18. Cruel Romance
19. The Criminal Talent
20. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
21. The Matrix
22. Bridget Jones' Diary
23. American Beauty
24. Titanic
25. Toy Story
26. Chicago
27. Finding Nemo
28. Memento
29. Ed Wood
30. All About Eve
31. Casablanca
32. The Aviator
33. Control
34. Alice in Wonderland
35. Forrest Gump
36. Jerry Maguire
37. Casino Royale
38. Heart of a Dog
39. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
40. Star Trek: First Contact
41. Dangerous Liaisons (Stephen Frears version)
42. 12 Monkeys
43. Interview with the Vampire
44. Rain Man
45. Speed
46. To Kill a Dragon
47. The Formula of Love
48. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
49. Misery
50. Almost Famous
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