|Feb 6, 2015, 06:18 PM||#179|
very hard. not only everyone has a different answer, but most people will change their own answer depending on when they are asked
some of my favorites
Lord of the Rings
Down by Law
2001: a space odyssey
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The usual suspects
Empire Strikes Back
The Battle of Algiers
i'll stop at 25
I do not believe in lot of things, but I do believe in duct tape.
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|Feb 10, 2015, 07:39 PM||#180|
its impossible to pick just one. here are some of my top choices:
dawn of the dead
the hills have eyes (reboot)
Last edited by Centaurr; Feb 10, 2015 at 10:12 PM.
|Feb 10, 2015, 08:27 PM||#181|
Tous les Matins du Monde
The Big Lebowski
Nobody's been talking documentaries, but I'll offer the best set I know:
"Highland Trilogy," ("First Contact," "Joe Leahey's Neighbours," and "Black Harvest') by Robin Anderson and Bob Connolly.
I've just finished reading "Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin," which is extraordinary. Herzog is hardcore. Want to hear from somebody who made his art his life? Read it. Last night I watched "Aguirre, the Wrath of God," which isn't on my top list but is pretty amazing, the more so now that I know a lot about how it was made.
|Feb 11, 2015, 04:46 AM||#183|
Since I didn't see it mentioned: American History X deserves a spot in this thread. Picking a "greatest film" is too daunting of a task. Although American History X is the last film I've seen to evoke genuine emotion, and an audience connection should be one of the main criteria in judging a great film.
Oddly enough prior to that the previous movie I had seen that evoked similar emotion was The 25th Hour, an underrated film which coincidentally also stars Edward Norton.
Best superhero film made: Spider-Man 2 (original trilogy; Roger Ebert agrees).
Best big-budget action flick (don't chastise me for this): Peter Jackson's King Kong.
Edit: Roger Ebert gave all of the above flicks a perfect rating besides American History X.
|Feb 11, 2015, 04:46 AM||#184|
|Feb 11, 2015, 07:39 AM||#185|
I am very struck by the fact that a great many of the movies mentioned are modern, by which I mean movies which have been mostly made in the last twenty or so years.
In fact, I suspect that some of the older classics are completely unknown to many who have posted here, and so do not feature.
A few others to ponder, from a variety of eras>
"The Wizard of Oz" - a stupefyingly example of brilliant movie making, and an object lesson in how to meticulously adapt an adored classic ('The Hobbit', please take note).
Two (black, polished, dark) comedies from the British Ealing stable which date from the post war period:
"Arsenic And Old Lace", and (my personal favourite, this) "Kind Hearts And Coronets".
An elegant, tense and beautifully made homage to film noir style movies (and another meticulous adaptation): "LA Confidential".
|Feb 11, 2015, 07:51 AM||#186|
Walk in buys of watches are only for folks with Golden or Space Grey tickets. The great unwashed should go online where we've got a virtual store window to press their noses against
|Feb 11, 2015, 08:27 AM||#187|
'The Lady-Killers', it is; 'Arsenic And Old Lace' - now that you have prodded my memory, featured Cary Grant….but I did thoroughly enjoy that mvid, as well…..
|Feb 11, 2015, 08:38 AM||#188|
Aye arsenic and old lace was an excellent movie It used to get a regular airing on tv (I'm thankfully not old enough to have caught that one at cinema!) was always worth a watch, not seen it on TV for quite a while now
|Feb 11, 2015, 08:40 AM||#189|
Actually, I loved it when I saw it, so much so, that I was impelled to purchase a box set of ealing comedies.
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