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    After looking through this list I had to ask myself a question and I'm just curious how many are voting for a favorite that they feel belong with "the greatest films of all time" vs. how many are voting for "films they like to watch over and over like comfort food when they are home sick watching tv or with nothing to do on a Friday Night"?

    I've seen probably 90% of the films mentioned and most I think are great films and belong on greatest films list for various reasons (box office, social or emotional impact, cinematic influence or some other criteria), but they aren't necessarily ones that I want to watch over and over when I'm lazing about which is more of what I think as a "favorite".

    There are certain movies that if I'm channel surfing and I see are on I will stop and watch no matter what point in the movie it is and no matter what mood I'm in, but there's others that I think oh, wow that's a great, powerful movie, but I'm just not in the mood for that right now...

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    It's a good question realdealblues - but for me, I'm always in the mood for the heavy stuff! Well, maybe not for Andrei Rublev every day. That's where I draw the line. But apart from that, I'll get the popcorn and soda on a Friday night and watch German silents, Italian neorealism, Bresson's minimalist spiritualism, Dreyer's spiritual boa constrictors, Japanese masters, all that stuff!
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Xaltotun View Post
    It's a good question realdealblues - but for me, I'm always in the mood for the heavy stuff! Well, maybe not for Andrei Rublev every day. That's where I draw the line. But apart from that, I'll get the popcorn and soda on a Friday night and watch German silents, Italian neorealism, Bresson's minimalist spiritualism, Dreyer's spiritual boa constrictors, Japanese masters, all that stuff!
    I have no issue throwing any of those movies in on a Friday night either, but I can't put something like Aguirre, The Wrath Of God on and then afterwards, watch it again Saturday and Sunday night as well. I especially love early silent German cinema but I don't that I could do that with M either, no matter how much I love Peter Lorre or Fritz Lang.

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    Dead Poets Society ( a must see!)
    Modern Times - Charlie Chaplin
    Amadeus
    Red like the sky
    To kill a Mockingbird
    Metropolis
    The Fall
    King Kong
    Hacksaw Bridge
    The Godfather

    No particular order here, just the first one that probably is one of my favs. and "Rosso come il cielo" also is an incredible italian film, based on a true story, that deserves his place one the top 10 in my opinion. Enjoy !

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    Top 10 unheralded movies. Top 10 heralded movies. +

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    Quote Originally Posted by realdealblues View Post
    After looking through this list I had to ask myself a question and I'm just curious how many are voting for a favorite that they feel belong with "the greatest films of all time" vs. how many are voting for "films they like to watch over and over like comfort food when they are home sick watching tv or with nothing to do on a Friday Night"?

    I've seen probably 90% of the films mentioned and most I think are great films and belong on greatest films list for various reasons (box office, social or emotional impact, cinematic influence or some other criteria), but they aren't necessarily ones that I want to watch over and over when I'm lazing about which is more of what I think as a "favorite".

    There are certain movies that if I'm channel surfing and I see are on I will stop and watch no matter what point in the movie it is and no matter what mood I'm in, but there's others that I think oh, wow that's a great, powerful movie, but I'm just not in the mood for that right now...
    "Greatest" and "Favorite" for me, are one and the same, so there is no such distinction with my selections and lists. My criteria (not just film, but also Classical and all art), could be summed up as:

    Accumulation of the degree and consistency of its emotional content, conceptual significance, and its ingenuity, within the time frame or space of the work of art.

    With “time frame”, I am referring to art such as cinema and music that are produced and assimilated within finite running times. With “space”, I am referring to visual arts such as paintings that are produced and assimilated within finite spatial parameters.

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    1. Citizen Kane - Orson Welles (1941)
    2. Metropolis - Fritz Lang (1927) ["The Complete Metropolis", 147 minutes]
    3. Nostalghia - Andrei Tarkovsky (1983)
    4. Brazil - Terry Gilliam (1985) [The Final Cut, 142 minutes]
    5. The Kingdom - Lars Von Trier (1995)
    6. Underground - Emir Kusturica (1995)
    7. Touch of Evil - Orson Welles (1958) [Restored Welles' Cut, 108 minutes]
    8. The Wild Bunch - Sam Peckinpah (1969) [Director's Cut, 145 minutes]
    9. Persona - Ingmar Bergman (1966)
    10. Werckmeister Harmonies - Bela Tarr (2000)

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    1. Shane
    2. Red River
    3. McCabe and Mrs. Miller
    4. My Darling Clementine
    5. The Wild Bunch
    6. The Naked Spur
    7. Unforgiven
    8. The Virginian (1929)
    9. The Gunfighter (1950)
    10. Fort Apache
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil loves classical View Post
    1. Shane
    2. Red River
    3. McCabe and Mrs. Miller
    4. My Darling Clementine
    5. The Wild Bunch
    6. The Naked Spur
    7. Unforgiven
    8. The Virginian (1929)
    9. The Gunfighter (1950)
    10. Fort Apache
    Shane is excellent, and I consider The Wild Bunch the greatest of all Westerns. McCabe and Mrs Miller is among my favorites (great Leonard Cohen soundtrack too). Red River, My Darling Clementine, and Unforgiven are all among my favorite works of the genre.

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    In no order:
    1. The James Bond movies
    2. The Indiana Jones movies
    3. North by Northwest (limiting myself to one Hitchcock)
    4. The Assassination Bureau
    5. Gremlins II
    6. The Producers (the original)
    7. Death on the Nile (Ustinov)
    8. Ivan Grozny
    9. The Lino in Winter (a mediaeval domestic drama starring rug-ged heroes with the motto "Carpet diem!")
    10. Lawrence of Arabia? The Manchurian Candidate? Cabaret? The Ruling Class? Branagh's Hamlet? The Neverending Story? Hugo? The Lone Ranger? The Grand Budapest Hotel? Something else?
    Last edited by Dr. Shatterhand; Apr-04-2017 at 13:12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xaltotun View Post
    and while we're at it, my top 10 Italian films!

    1. Il Gattopardo (Visconti)
    2. Stromboli (Rossellini)
    3. Senso (Visconti)
    4. Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo (Pasolini)
    5. La Terra Trema (Visconti)
    6. Viaggio in Italia (Rossellini)
    7. Ludwig (Visconti)
    8. Ladri di Biciclette (de Sica)
    9. Francesco, Giuliare di Dio (Rossellini)
    10. Rocco e i suoi Fratelli (Visconti)
    my top ten:

    1. Umberto D. (Vittorio De Sica)
    Ondata di calore (Nelo Risi)
    Giulietta degli spiriti (Federico Fellini)
    Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (Luciano Salce)
    Compagni di scuola (Carlo Verdone)
    Il Sorpasso (Dino Risi)
    I soliti ignoti (Monicelli)
    La casa delle finestre che ridono (Pupi Avati)
    Profondo rosso (Dario Argento)
    C'era una volta il west (Sergio Leone)
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    What fine taste in films the TC community has demonstrated! After taking the time to check out the choices in this thread, I am impressed that of the 75% of these I have myself seen, I agree that all are great movies that belong on “best ten” lists. Since my time in life is limited (I’m just older, not in bad health), I intend to use the remaining ones I haven’t seen as a guide to my viewing. Thanks to all who have posted here. You have done me a great service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AfterHours View Post
    "Greatest" and "Favorite" for me, are one and the same, so there is no such distinction with my selections and lists. My criteria (not just film, but also Classical and all art), could be summed up as:

    Accumulation of the degree and consistency of its emotional content, conceptual significance, and its ingenuity, within the time frame or space of the work of art.

    With “time frame”, I am referring to art such as cinema and music that are produced and assimilated within finite running times. With “space”, I am referring to visual arts such as paintings that are produced and assimilated within finite spatial parameters.
    I can't make "Greatest" and "Favorite" one in the same. To me a "Favorite" is something personal, where something "Great" is more universally touted by a collective. Just because I like and may have my own connection with a movie or a piece of music or a piece of artwork for various reasons doesn't necessarily make it "Great". I may be the only person with that special feeling towards that particular work of art, whatever it may be.
    Last edited by realdealblues; Apr-04-2017 at 19:13.

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    I can barely name one movie on the top of my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quietfire View Post
    I can barely name one movie on the top of my head.
    Don't you like movies at all?
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
    "Mahatma Gandhi"

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