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Old 07-04-2013, 05:04 PM   #16
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Mulholland Drive and Mysteries of Lisbon belong on my list.

I posted this from a BBQ. It was that important.
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Mulholland Drive and Mysteries of Lisbon belong on my list.

I posted this from a BBQ. It was that important.
Mysteries of Lisbon based on a great book. Indeed, another fave of mine.
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Definitely a favorite of mine as well. I have awesome memories of watching that movie for the first time, because it was one of those moments where I was caught up in the film with rapt fascination from the very beginning and I watched every twist and turn anxious to see what would happen next. It's doubly cool to think that I felt that edge of your seat watching a movie that takes place, basically, in a single room over the course of an afternoon.[QUOTE]




One of the very reasons it's a big fave for me. Rope by Hitchcock being another example of a film shot basically in a single room in "real time".
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I didn't include any Dreyer, Bresson (top 10), Varda, Anthony Mann, Michael Mann, Panahi, Makhmalbaf, John Ford, Bergman, Tarkovsky, Ruiz, Lang, Dassin, Nick Ray, Satyajit Ray, Ghatak, Imamura, Suzuki, Reygadas, Carpenter and a million others.

I actually meant to include Order and Pickpocket from Dreyer and Bresson respectively, though. To take that into careful consideration.

Because it is that important, NSW.
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:30 PM   #20
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I didn't include any Dreyer, Bresson (top 10), Varda, Anthony Mann, Michael Mann, Panahi, Makhmalbaf, John Ford, Bergman, Tarkovsky, Ruiz, Lang, Dassin, Nick Ray, Satyajit Ray, Ghatak, Imamura, Suzuki, Reygadas, Carpenter and a million others.

I actually meant to include Order and Pickpocket from Dreyer and Bresson respectively, though. To take that into careful consideration.

Because it is that important, NSW.
Michael Mann! Thief (excellent soundtrack by Tangerine Dream) and Heat are 2 big faves of mine.

And Collateral has what i think is one of the best Tom Cruise performances.
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One of the very reasons it's a big fave for me. Rope by Hitchcock being another example of a film shot basically in a single room in "real time".
Yep, I'm a big fan of that film as well, and certainly for the same reasons.
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You know, I could pick at this list for days, weeks, months, but eating and sleeping is important to me, so I'll leave it alone.

1. The Godfather (Coppola, 1972)
2. Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, 1994)
3. American Beauty (Mendes, 1999)
4. Psycho (Hitchcock, 1960)
5. Casablanca (Curtiz, 1942)
6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Gondry, 2004)
7. The Graduate (Nichols, 1967)
8. Sunset Blvd. (Wilder, 1950)
9. The Shining (Kubrick, 1980)
10. The Lives of Others (Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006
11. The Great Escape (Sturges, 1963)
12. Toy Story (Lasseter, 1995)
13. Annie Hall (Allen, 1977)
14. Unforgiven (Eastwood, 1992)
15. Groundhog Day (Ramis, 1993)
16. Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
17. Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Kubrick, 1963)
18. All About Eve (Mankiewicz, 1950)
19. The Elephant Man (Lynch, 1980)
20. Forrest Gump (Zemeckis, 1994)
21. The Seventh Seal (Bergman, 1957)
22. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Nichols, 1966)
23. Apocalypse Now (Coppola, 1979)
24. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (Leone, 1966)
25. Dog Day Afternoon (Lumet, 1975)
26. After Hours (Scorsese, 1985)
27. Donnie Darko (Kelly, 2001)
28. Zodiac (Fincher, 2007)
29. 12 Angry Men (Lumet, 1957)
30. Star Wars IV: A New Hope (Lucas, 1977)
31. WALL-E (Stanton, 2008)
32. Raging Bull (Scorsese, 1980)
33. Hannah and Her Sisters (Allen, 1986)
34. The Shawshank Redemption (Darabont, 1994)
35. The Big Lebowski (Coen, 1998)
36. Repulsion (Polanski, 1965)
37. Network (Lumet, 1976)
38. There Will Be Blood (Anderson, 2007)
39. Fargo (Coen, 1996)
40. Ed Wood (Burton, 1994)
41. The Usual Suspects (Singer, 1995)
42. Touch of Evil (Welles, 1958)
43. Audition (Miike, 1999)
44. The Sixth Sense (Shyamalan, 1999)
45. Jaws (Spielberg, 1975)
46. Inception (Nolan, 2010)
47. Eraserhead (Lynch, 1997)
48. Stand by Me (Reiner, 1986)
49. Princess Mononoke (Miyazaki, 1997)
50. Witness for the Prosecution (Wilder, 1957)
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Anchorman, Dodgeball, Step Brothers, Toy Story 3, The Shawshank Redemption, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Social Network.
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I couldn't choose just one Mann film. If forced to pick I'd likely go with Heat. Wait, for sure, Heat. Because you know, for me, the action is the juice.
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1) I can't believe I still haven't seen this. Jules and Jim either, for that matter (not that they have anything to do with each other, I just associate them because of their titles).

2) Really? I haven't even come close to watching that one yet (I may have flipped it on on Netflix once and watched for about 10 minutes, but that's about it). I'm woefully ignorant of his filmography, outside of the majors, though.

3) Thanks to you, one of the few films I've actually watched twice in a row (the second time with commentary). I was so fascinated with it, I'm almost tempted to include it on my list as well.
1. It hasn't been released on DVD in the U.S., so it's not readily accessible. There was a new print touring the country last year, so hopefully it will be out in the not-too-distant future.

2. I think it has Woody Allen's most striking visuals (no surprise, as its main influence was Fellini's 8 1/2), and it's a great blend of the earlier broad comedy and his more introspective work. Critics savaged it because he dared to portray obsessive fans in a grotesque light, but he was being bravely honest. Plus the scene with Louis Armstrong's Stardust playing is one of my favorites in all of cinema

3. Good to hear.
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I've always considered The Insider to be one of Mann's best.

Pacino is at his scenery-chewing best and while I do not like Russel Crowe all that much I have always felt he deserved the Oscar for thid instead of A Beautiful Mind.
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Mulholland Drive and Mysteries of Lisbon belong on my list.

I posted this from a BBQ. It was that important.
Nice. I selected City Of Pirates for my Ruiz entry but Mysteries is one that will definitely keep growing for me over the years.

I downloaded the longer television version (which I think runs 6 hours instead of 4+), so I'll be back to report on that once I see it.

Did you ever get ahold of Three Crowns Of The Sailor? Or his adaptation of Proust's Time Regained?

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Mysteries of Lisbon based on a great book. Indeed, another fave of mine.
Are you Portugese? I wasn't aware the source material was well-known outside of its home country.

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I didn't include any Dreyer, Bresson (top 10), Varda, Anthony Mann, Michael Mann, Panahi, Makhmalbaf, John Ford, Bergman, Tarkovsky, Ruiz, Lang, Dassin, Nick Ray, Satyajit Ray, Ghatak, Imamura, Suzuki, Reygadas, Carpenter and a million others.

I actually meant to include Order and Pickpocket from Dreyer and Bresson respectively, though. To take that into careful consideration.

Because it is that important, NSW.
Some of my favorite filmmakers don't have anything specific that quite scales the heights for me: Scorsese, Preminger, Minnelli, Renoir, Tarkovsky, Ford, etc. But they would all be popping up on a list expanded out to 30+ I imagine.

Lists like these are tough because my gut says I enjoy several more Rivette, Welles, Powell & Pressburger films than most anything else I could list and should have put more in there, but we all have that competing impulse to spread the love around. I'm glad to see you didn't hold back when it comes to Ozu, especially the mention of the underrated Tokyo Twilight. Personally I feel the stuff on that Late Ozu set can be put right up there with his earlier masterworks.
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Nice. I selected City Of Pirates for my Ruiz entry but Mysteries is one that will definitely keep growing for me over the years.

I downloaded the longer television version (which I think runs 6 hours instead of 4+), so I'll be back to report on that once I see it.

Did you ever get ahold of Three Crowns Of The Sailor? Or his adaptation of Proust's Time Regained?
Oh shit please do report back on the television version. I hate to use a phrase like "I find that film to be totally intoxicating" but that's apt for me as it pertains to Mysteries.

I have both Three Crowns and Time Regained on DVD, acquired recently as it turns out, hoping to watch over the next few weeks. My TV viewing is being dominated by my finally watching The Sopranos. Halfway through Season 2 at this point.
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Are you Portugese? I wasn't aware the source material was well-known outside of its home country
No, i'm not portuguese. But i spent a great deal of my childhood in Ilha da Madeira (Madeira Island) and there i discovered some great portuguese books and writers like Camilo Castelo Branco, Eça de Queiroz (my favourite."Os Maias" is a top 3 book for me) etc

I was thinking of a movie that had a great emotional impact over me some years ago: Les Choristes (2004) by french director Christophe Barratier.

And my 2 favorite movies as a kid: First Men in the Moon (1964) and, of course, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971).
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Off the top of my head...

Jaws
Sleuth
Stalag 17
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Empire Strikes Back
Little Miss Sunshine
The Godfather
The Godfather Part II
Stripes
Caddyshack
The Graduate
Pulp Fiction
King Kong
The Silence of the Lambs
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Goodfellas
The Green Mile
12 Angry Men
Rope
Rocky
There's Something About Mary
Star Wars
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Singles


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