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    "Black Orpheus" became my favourite film when it was just released and it remains my all-time most-loved film to this day.
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    My personal preferences tend to peter out after those made in the 1970s, which makes it more surprising that my absolute favourite is a 1995 American film 'Before Sunrise' directed by Richard Linklater, and starring the beautiful French actress, Julie Delpy.

    I guess that there is an innocence about it, harking back to an earlier period but for me, it's all about the nostalgia of lost youth, as well as lost loves. Well worth checking out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helenora View Post
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067959/

    "Walkabout " by Nicolas Roeg
    You are making me curious now.

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    Three tied for "best":

    The Godfather Part One

    The Godfather Part Two

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
    Last edited by hpowders; Dec-26-2016 at 15:58.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    You are making me curious now.
    a lot of in between lines, existential questions...tragedy of people's lives...etc. very profound indeed and very underrated by general puclic, stunningly visual - should be taken in account that it was shot in natural light, no computer editing in 1971.

    Usually when this film is described they say it's about kids adventure...such were my expectations before watching it for the first time.... now I wonder what sort of critics write reviews...do they really watch a movie before writing and if they do why do they write reviews of this kind at all ? hahaha

    The director Nicolas Roeg was in a crew with David Lean in "Lawrence of Arabia".
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    Unearthly Stranger (1963). Minuscule budget; tiny but stellar cast. Unfortunate gaping plot inconsistency; but so has Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), which I like almost as much.
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    Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick). The classical music in this film is gorgeous. Anyone else like it as much as me?

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    ^^^^I love it (I wouldn't be my only pick if someone put a gun to my head) but it's one of my all time favorites, enough so that it became one of the films I would try to force feed to my friends (you know what I mean, when you keep on suggesting the same movie till you wear them down), never with good results even the ones who enjoy Kubrick. It got to the point with a few of my friends where if we're trying to decide on a movie to put on they will taunt me facetiously with "No come on let's put on 'Barry Lyndon'"

    It's not cool.
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    ^^^
    Keep pushing. Sometimes friends need to be nudged to great works of film-making and music. Glad you like it as well.

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    I have a particular penchant for nasty horror movies - the more grisly the better. The French film 'Martyrs' is a firm favourite. It's deeply disturbing.

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    A Clockwork Orange/Stanley Kubrick
    2001: A Space Odyssey/Stanley Kubrick
    The Seventh Seal/Ingmar Bergman
    Aguirre, the Wrath of God/Werner Herzog

    If it should be just one, it is A Clockwork Orange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merl View Post
    I have a particular penchant for nasty horror movies - the more grisly the better. The French film 'Martyrs' is a firm favourite. It's deeply disturbing.
    Trying to avoid that kind of movies, life is nasty enough as it is out site our own bubble.
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    My Favourite movie all time: Shane. Just found this thread. Very timely as I changed my avatar recently. Maybe I should change my handle to Phil loves Shane, but that would give the wrong impression. 2nd favourite movie, and I'm not embarassed by it, has to be the Fellowship of the Ring, followed by 2001: a Space Odyssey. Another one up there has to be La Strada.
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    Citizen Kane - Orson Welles (1941)

    An unoriginal choice I suppose, but it's just too overwhelming an experience to ignore and its emotional/conceptual depth and creativity is beyond anything film has ever produced, prior or since. The more one observes and analyzes its depths, the more infinite it seems (I think Ebert said something to that effect as well. It's true though.)

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    We watched Guess Who's Coming to Dinner last night, must be in my top 5.
    Sublime acting.

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