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    Quote Originally Posted by Skilmarilion View Post
    I watch a lot more TV shows than films currently. Just got through the entirety of Breaking Bad and The Newsroom (written by the superb Aaron Sorkin) recently ... though very different, both were just brilliant, and so expertly done, both on screen and behind the camera.
    The Newsroom brilliant? I found the first two episodes of Season One way too preachy and hard to tolerate. Since my wife, who hardly ever agrees with me, did agree with me, we took a pass on additional episodes.

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    "Summer Interlude" by Bergman

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    My favorite film is currently Andrei Rublev (1966) by Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky. Poetic and visually brilliant film.

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    I'll try to limit it to a top 10. Titles in the original language or English depending on what comes to my mind quicker.

    Renoir: La Grande Illusion
    Bresson: Diary of a Country Priest
    Bresson: A Man Escaped
    Godard: Le Mépris
    Visconti: Il Gattopardo
    Tarkovsky: Andrei Rublev
    Eisenstein: Battleship Potemkin
    Eisenstein: Ivan the Terrible
    Dreyer: Ordet
    Murnau: Sunrise

    Doh, no American films there? I'll make a separate top 10 for them:

    Hawks: Red River
    Hawks: The Big Sleep
    Hawks: Bringing Up Baby
    Ford: The Searchers
    Ford: The Man who Shot Liberty Valance
    Capra: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    Welles: Citizen Kane
    Laughton: Night of the Hunter
    Hitchcock: Shadow of a Doubt
    Jarmusch: Dead Man

    And now I feel bad for not including another 20 or 40 or 80 films... Let's just say that my favourite film for today is, say, La Grande Illusion and leave it at that.
    Wäre das Faktum wahr, – wäre der außerordentliche Fall wirklich eingetreten, daß die politische Gesetzgebung der Vernunft übertragen, der Mensch als Selbstzweck respektiert und behandelt, das Gesetz auf den Thron erhoben, und wahre Freiheit zur Grundlage des Staatsgebäudes gemacht worden, so wollte ich auf ewig von den Musen Abschied nehmen, und dem herrlichsten aller Kunstwerke, der Monarchie der Vernunft, alle meine Thätigkeit widmen.

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    I go mostly by directors... so Michael Haneke, Dardenne Brothers, P.T. Anderson, Wes Anderson, Eric Rohmer, Jean-Luc Godard are just a few of my all time favorites.
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    The Quiet Man (1952) John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara
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    Brokeback Mountain, most touching.
    2005 ‧

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    My all-time favorite film is THE KING'S SPEECH. For me it has almost everything as far as emotion is concerned; it's also visually beautiful, not least because it stars one of my very favorite actors, Colin Firth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellinilover View Post
    My all-time favorite film is THE KING'S SPEECH. For me it has almost everything as far as emotion is concerned; it's also visually beautiful, not least because it stars one of my very favorite actors, Colin Firth.
    Fantastic actor, did you see A Single Man?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xaltotun View Post
    I'll try to limit it to a top 10. Titles in the original language or English depending on what comes to my mind quicker.

    Renoir: La Grande Illusion
    Bresson: Diary of a Country Priest
    Bresson: A Man Escaped
    Godard: Le Mépris
    Visconti: Il Gattopardo
    Tarkovsky: Andrei Rublev
    Eisenstein: Battleship Potemkin
    Eisenstein: Ivan the Terrible
    Dreyer: Ordet
    Murnau: Sunrise

    Doh, no American films there? I'll make a separate top 10 for them:

    Hawks: Red River
    Hawks: The Big Sleep
    Hawks: Bringing Up Baby
    Ford: The Searchers
    Ford: The Man who Shot Liberty Valance
    Capra: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    Welles: Citizen Kane
    Laughton: Night of the Hunter
    Hitchcock: Shadow of a Doubt
    Jarmusch: Dead Man

    And now I feel bad for not including another 20 or 40 or 80 films... Let's just say that my favourite film for today is, say, La Grande Illusion and leave it at that.
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    Ordet by Carl Theodor Dreyer. Sublime!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellinilover View Post
    My all-time favorite film is THE KING'S SPEECH. For me it has almost everything as far as emotion is concerned; it's also visually beautiful, not least because it stars one of my very favorite actors, Colin Firth.
    Good choice. I love the scene with the second movement of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. It works perfectly for the announcement of Britain's entry into the war (or should I say "brentry")...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    Fantastic actor, did you see A Single Man?
    Not the whole thing, just the crying scene.

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    Taxi Driver
    The Conversation
    Brazil
    Twelve Monkeys
    The Big Lebowski
    Being John Malkovich
    The Wrong Trousers

    … to name a few off the top of my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdwardBast View Post
    ...The Wrong Trousers...
    Can't wait for the musical version!


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