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    Does Seinfeld count as a movie?

    Anyway, I consider these two films sacred, so thread lightly:

    The Dark Knight Rises
    Edge of Tomorrow

    I've seen the former about ten times, it's incredible. Any movie that has Kierkegaard's leap of faith in it can't be all bad.

    The latter is the biggest surprise of my life as far as art or entertainment goes, or about as big as Dufay's credo from Missa L'homme arme. I just didn't believe I'd see another movie that would knock my socks off like this one does. I've seen it twice now so I know it can bear repeated viewing. The second time I watched it I was so excited for an hour as I watched it that I was shaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norman bates View Post
    Lope do you know Marketa Lazarova? I'm asking because it's the movie that I tend to associate to Andrei Rublev.
    I must decide myself to watch Come and see.
    Hell, just when I thought I knew all the best films -- I'd never heard of Marketa Lazarov√°. It looks like a fabulous film, I certainly must watch this. Thanks!

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    Kubrick - 2001: a space odyssey

    Herzog - Um . . . oh I hate losing my memory. The one about the rubber baron taking a steamship across land in the Amazon basin? That one.

    Kubrick - A Clockwork Orange

    Wise - The Day the Earth Stood Still, with the archetypal Bernard Hermann soundtrack!

    Boorman - Excaliber , downright Wagnerian

    Gilliam and Jones - Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the most quoted movie of an entire generation, possibly of all time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weston View Post
    Herzog - Um . . . oh I hate losing my memory. The one about the rubber baron taking a steamship across land in the Amazon basin? That one.
    Fitzcarraldo! The inimitable Klaus Kinski

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chordalrock View Post
    Does Seinfeld count as a movie?

    Anyway, I consider these two films sacred, so thread lightly:

    The Dark Knight Rises
    Edge of Tomorrow

    I've seen the former about ten times, it's incredible. Any movie that has Kierkegaard's leap of faith in it can't be all bad.

    The latter is the biggest surprise of my life as far as art or entertainment goes, or about as big as Dufay's credo from Missa L'homme arme. I just didn't believe I'd see another movie that would knock my socks off like this one does. I've seen it twice now so I know it can bear repeated viewing. The second time I watched it I was so excited for an hour as I watched it that I was shaking.
    Dark Knight Rises, really? I thought it was worthless even as 'entertainment'. The editing was rather awkward, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lope de Aguirre View Post
    Dark Knight Rises, really? I thought it was worthless even as 'entertainment'. The editing was rather awkward, too.
    It's pretty obvious we don't have much in common. Even from Kurosawa you picked Throne of Blood rather than Seven Samurai, so I'd say it's like apples and oranges watching movies, pointless to compare.
    Last edited by mamascarlatti; Jul-29-2014 at 09:04. Reason: personal remark removed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chordalrock View Post
    It's pretty obvious we don't have much in common. Even from Kurosawa you picked Throne of Blood rather than Seven Samurai, so I'd say it's like apples and oranges watching movies, pointless to compare.
    For Kurosawa, I'd choose Dersu Uzala.
    Last edited by mamascarlatti; Jul-29-2014 at 09:04. Reason: personal remark removed from quoted post


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    My Bar Mitzvah film. Wonderful color and the best thing is it was all about me.

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    ******SPOILER ALERT******

    Quote Originally Posted by Chordalrock View Post
    I'm not really interested in what you think is a great movie and what you think isn't.
    It's a bit difficult to respond to a thread about "what you think is your all-time favorite movie" without telling everyone here what you think is a great movie and, if we're going to swap opinions, what we think about each other's choices.

    Personally, I'll watch anything with Emily Blunt in more than once, and my Bane impersonation is well-practised, but I'd not put Edge of Tomorrow (surely it's really called Live. Die. Repeat??) or the Dark Night (Lives. Dies. Comes Back to Life) in my top ten.
    "I left TC for a hiatus, but since no-one noticed my absence, I came back again."

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    A few among many:

    Aliens
    Shawshank Redemption
    The Godfather I and II
    Crimes and Punishment
    Fargo
    Notting Hill
    Deerhunter
    The Mission
    Unforgiven

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    My Bar Mitzvah film. Wonderful color and the best thing is it was all about me.
    I found the use of colour to be far too obviously derivative of Antonioni.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lope de Aguirre View Post
    Dark Knight Rises, really? I thought it was worthless even as 'entertainment'. The editing was rather awkward, too.
    Now, now, Chordalrock is entitled to his opinion just as much as anyone else (Although I must admit Chordalrock, I like "Throne of Blood" better than "The Seven Samurai" )

    Everyone can like whatever films they like that's the beauty of taste, there very diverse amongst us all. I happen to be a fan of Nolan's "Batman" trilogy (but I must confess a preference for "The Dark Knight"), I will say that after a second and third viewing of "The Dark Knight Rises" I found it to be a much better film than I had initially thought (so give it another go sometime Lope, if you can find the time unless you hated all three in which case I'd say never you mind... )

    I think all of us have guilty pleasures when it comes to movies... Yes we can all appreciate good movies but some of us have favorites that others would despise, for instance I love a horrible little picture called "Clifford" with Charles Grodin and Martin Short. No matter how bad anyone thinks it is I truly enjoy it on many levels and as much as it could be called a bad movie, I still put it on every now and again.

    For me it's all about what really just connects with you.. I mean some people like films like those "Twilight" series films or ultra gory slasher flicks and other dreck like that... JK.. It's all up to the individual and again this thread is all about what we all like and why, I'm curious even if some of you aren't and if possible lets try not and tear down one another's choices... (except for "Clifford", as far as I'm concerned go crazy with that one, at least that means you watched it)

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    The only real thing I won't tolerate is cracks about Kubrick's work. That is unacceptable...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weston View Post
    Gilliam and Jones - Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the most quoted movie of an entire generation, possibly of all time.
    In italy the same could be probably said of Fantozzi, and especially the first two movies are the two funniest movies I've ever seen. The second one, "The second tragic Fantozzi" in particular is truly hilarious.
    I'm alway baffled by the fact that while here everybody knows those movies and tons of dialogues by heart (there's also the adjective "Fantozziano" to describe something tragicomic) Fantozzi seems completely unknown outside italy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fugue Meister View Post
    The only real thing I won't tolerate is cracks about Kubrick's work. That is unacceptable...
    Well, a little perhaps...Matt Groening obviously likes his Kubrick, for example. But there's not much to crack about in the one I like the most - Paths of Glory.
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