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    Quote Originally Posted by cultchas View Post
    Was this the movie about a pianist born (lived and died) in a ship named by its crew as 1900?
    Yes that's the one. Tim Roth was amazing!

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    I missed this thread somehow. Can I just copy MrTortoise's list?

    Well, I guess mine would be a little different. As I am / was a science fiction and fantasy illustrator for a time, mine are going to be predictable:

    2001: a space odyssey
    The Day the Earth Stood Still (original not that remake travesty)
    Immortal Beloved
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    The Lord of the Rings trilogy
    La Belle et la Bête
    A Clockwork Orange
    One Million Years BC (a guilty pleasure - I love the soundtrack)
    Conan the Barbarian (another guilty pleasure with a magnificent soundtrack)
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind (dated, but in its day was a wonder)
    The Exorcist
    Alien
    Jurassic Park (still a dream come true for a kid who loved dinosaurs)
    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    Blade Runner (if only for Rutger Haur's awesome performance)

    Gosh I can't even think of 20.

    Some runners up include
    My Favorite Year
    Girl With a Pearl Earring
    The Three Musketeers / The Four Musketeers (70's version with Michael York)
    Ivanhoe (early 80's TV version with Anthony Andrews)
    The Scarlet Pimpernel (also with Anthony Andrews)

    I'm probably leaving out a lot.

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    Just remembered one more film: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. One of a kind, very artistically made. It's based on the book Perfume by German author Patrick Suskind.

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    In roughly a descending order.

    Everything is Illuminated
    Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (I know it's stupid)
    Indiana Jones (All)
    Star Wars (original trilogy)
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Amadeus
    Lord of the Rings (all)
    Gandhi
    Seven Years in Tibet
    It's a Wonderful Life

    Well, that's only 10. I'm probably forgetting something....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weston View Post
    I missed this thread somehow. Can I just copy MrTortoise's list?
    ha! Great minds

    It is so difficult to compile a list like this. I put down all the films that insisted to be watched several times.

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    1) La Grande Illusion
    2) Sunrise
    3) La règle du Jeu
    4) Shadow of a Doubt
    5) Les Enfants du Paradis
    6) The Third Man
    7) Nosferatu
    8) M
    9) Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo
    10) Once upon a time in America
    11) Vertigo
    12) Seven Samurai
    13) Amadeus
    14) Yojimbo
    15) Some Like it hot
    16) The seven year itch
    17) Sunset boulevard
    18) Tokyo Story
    19) It's a wonderful life
    20) Casablanca

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    Quote Originally Posted by andruini View Post
    Let my start off by saying how great your list is! Love all the Kurosawa picks ..
    Now... OMG!! I've been looking for this Brocka film for AGES.. Is it totally amazing?? how did you see it?
    Thank you very much for your kind words. I like that movie Jim Carey movie too. Eternal... and Cable guy are great movies (though I want to see the original of Cable Guy).

    Reading your list, your a movie nut as well. I could go as far as 70 but that could get me banned here. Yes! Im a huge fan Lino Brocka films, specially his early works. I was lucky to get to see them on various formats, cinema, cable, Betamax and VHS. They are all must see movies.


    Quote Originally Posted by Isola View Post
    Yes that's the one. Tim Roth was amazing!
    Yes, great performance by Tim Roth. Love the scene there during the storm when he let go of the grand piano clamp.
    Cultchas: for the underrated and atypical

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    I would like to add a few names to the above mentioned:
    The Battle Of Algiers
    Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    The Best Years Of Our Lives
    Amarcord
    High and Low
    Derzu Uzala
    Z
    The Mouse That Roared
    The French Connection and another movie very few people saw
    Max Havelaar
    Last edited by shsherm; Oct-05-2009 at 07:10. Reason: Typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by cultchas View Post
    Yes, great performance by Tim Roth. Love the scene there during the storm when he let go of the grand piano clamp.
    Me too. Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk5xoCJ6JcU

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    Blade Runner
    Alien
    Suspiria
    Taxi Driver
    A Clockwork Orange
    LOTR
    Apocalypse Now
    cannibal holocaust
    The Machinist
    The Fountain
    2001:A Space Odyssey
    The Elephant Man
    The Shining
    12 Angry Men
    No Country for Old Men
    dr strangelove
    Hot Fuzz
    Fight Club
    Children of Men

    Umm, yeah, I'm sure I missed a few obvious ones, but just a quick list for now .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isola View Post
    Wow! Thanks for the link. I'm watching right now... for the second time
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdelykleon View Post
    The Seven Samurai
    Aaaaaah, yes. Fumio Hayasaka's score. Hayasaka is one of my favorites. If you liked his music for this film, check out the Hayasaka disc on Naxos. An EXCELLENT Piano Concerto.
    "Music is not philosophy." --Akira Ifukube

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    Why don't we try for some humor?

    Uncle Buck (and most anything else with John Candy)
    The Grinch (both the genius acting job of Jim Carrey, and the original)
    Ace Ventura 1 & 2
    Happy Texas
    Step Brothers
    Police Academy (mainly for the man who made sound effects)
    Every Cheech and Chong movie ever made

    Now for a few more serious ones:

    The Luhzin Defense
    Shine
    Schindler's List
    Blade Runner "If only you could see the things I've seen with your eyes." (The great Harrison Ford classic directed by grandmaster Scott Ridley)
    Immortal Beloved (maybe not totally accurate, but they really captured Beethoven)
    The Lady With the Pearl Earring (if you're not familiar, it's about a Heugenot maid who met a great painter in 1700's France)
    Gandhi
    "Your mathematics are correct, but your physics are abominable..." Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isola View Post
    Just remembered one more film: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. One of a kind, very artistically made. It's based on the book Perfume by German author Patrick Suskind.
    And the film score was written by Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek and director Tom Tykwer who work in a team called Pale 3. It was recorded by the Berliner Philharmoniker with Sir Simon Rattle, and there is a video clip about the making of the soundtrack on its microsite for the movie. You can hear the full album on Last.fm, and there is also a group for fans:

    http://ecards.emiclassics.co.uk/perfume/index.html
    http://www.perfumemovie.com/
    http://www.last.fm/music/Sir%2BSimon...s+M%C3%B6rders
    http://www.last.fm/group/Perfume+%3A...+of+a+Murderer
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    Twenty is cutting it pretty short for me, but here goes, and in no particular ranking:
    1:RAN
    2:LA BELLE ET LA BETE
    3:RED RIVER
    4:RIO GRANDE
    5:THE LADY EVE
    6:BRINGING UP BABY
    7:QUEEN MARGOT
    8:THE FURIES
    9:WINCHESTER '73
    10: ALEXANDER NEVSKY
    11: HENRY V (Olivier version)
    12: KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
    13: THE AWFUL TRUTH
    14: THE LETTER
    15: THE HEIRESS
    16: THE SEA HAWK
    17: JUAREZ
    18: GLADIATOR
    19: RIO BRAVO
    20: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

    Tom

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