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    Quote Originally Posted by Cnote11 View Post

    Strangers on a Train
    Damn how did i forget this one?! Fantastic movie.

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    Twenty is a lot of work, but I'll take a quick pass at it. I have to add a couple extra to get them all in. In no particular order...

    Night of the Hunter (Laughton)
    Notorious (Hitchcock)
    King Kong (original 1933)
    Greed (von Stroheim)
    City Lights (Chaplin)
    M (Fritz Lang/Peter Lorre)
    Quartermass 2
    Happiness (Todd Solondz)
    Duck Soup (Marx Bros)
    Bride of Frankenstein
    The Loved One (Tony Richardson)
    Dumbo (Disney)
    It's A Gift (W.C. Fields)
    The Haunting (original)
    The Innocents (Jack Clayton)
    Steamboat Bill Jr (Keaton)
    Blue Velvet (Lynch)
    The Maltese Falcon (Huston)
    Singing In The Rain
    Once Upon A Time in The West
    Wages of Fear
    Mon Oncle
    Sunset Boulevard
    Psycho / Les Diaboliques (tie)
    The Postman Always Rings Twice (original)
    Double Indemnity
    The Party (Peter Sellers)
    The Producers (Zero Mostel version)

    No Kubrick in my list. The only movie of his I really like is Lolita, and that's for the actors, not the direction.

    You didn't ask for it, but the greatest TV shows are...

    Monty Python's Flying Circus
    The Honeymooners
    Fernwood 2Nite
    Twilight Zone
    Columbo
    Jack Benny Show
    Ed Sullivan Show
    Ernie Kovacs Show
    Playhouse 90
    Your Show of Shows
    Bewitched (good Darren only)
    Beverly Hillbillies (particularly the B&W episodes)
    Andy Griffith Show
    Dick Van Dyke Show
    All in the Family
    Sanford and Son (before Foxx walked out)
    Alfred Hitchcock Presents (hit and miss though)
    Fawlty Towers
    Get Smart
    Soupy Sales Show
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaneyes View Post
    The Loved One
    Wow! Someone else likes The Loved One! I met Jonathan Winters once and told him The Loved One was my favorite movie. He said "Me too!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by StlukesguildOhio View Post
    Obviously I lean toward the dark and highly theatrical of artificial style of expressionism and film noir
    The pattern i see there is a definite preference for auteur directors.

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    No special order:

    The Godfather (Coppola)
    Vertigo (Hitchcock)
    The Double Life of Veronique (Kieslowski)
    Persona (Bergman)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)
    Citizen Kane (Welles)
    The Third Man (Reed)
    The Big Sleep (Hawks)
    Last Year at Marienbad (Resnais)
    The Wizard of Oz (Fleming)
    The Red Shoes (Powell, Pressburger)
    The Rules of the Game (Renoir)
    Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)
    Blade Runner (Scott)
    Fanny and Alexander (Bergman)
    Notorious (Hitchcock)
    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Almodovar)
    Manhattan (Allen)
    Casablanca (Curtiz)
    The Commitments (Parker)
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    For the life of me, I can't see why Casablanca ends up on so many best picture lists. It's a decent picture, but it's not even close to being one of the best pictures of all time. It's not even one of Bogart's best. It's interesting to see these lists. I see people with a bunch of modern special effects movies (blech!) and ones with the "usual suspects" (yawn!). I think some people just transcribe the Criterion video catalog list as their best picture choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    For the life of me, I can't see why Casablanca ends up on so many best picture lists. It's a decent picture, but it's not even close to being one of the best pictures of all time. It's not even one of Bogart's best.
    Can't speak for others, but for me it comes down to Ingrid Bergman and the lighting/photography. It is also a film which (imho) only gets better with repeated viewings. Finally, it may not be Bogart's best performance (that may have been "Sierra Madre," although I like "The Big Sleep" better for its quirkiness and ambiguity), but i think it was a great performance. But it is Bergman who carries the film for me. The theme of sacrifice is always a strong one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    For the life of me, I can't see why Casablanca ends up on so many best picture lists. It's a decent picture, but it's not even close to being one of the best pictures of all time. It's not even one of Bogart's best. It's interesting to see these lists. I see people with a bunch of modern special effects movies (blech!) and ones with the "usual suspects" (yawn!). I think some people just transcribe the Criterion video catalog list as their best picture choices.
    I thought the same of Casablanca at first, but upon repeated viewings I really fell in love with it.

    Once Upon a Time in the West is another one I considered, if not just for Claudia! My feelings on Kubrick: as you can see I put two Kubrick movies on mine but I really didn't care for Space Odyssey or Clockwork Orange whatsoever. I can take or leave Full Metal Jacket and I never once made it through The Shining. Singin' In The Rain is another one I could put on my list. Very funny movie. Also, this thread keeps rubbing in my face how much I need to see The Maltese Falcon. Its been at the very top of my list for years now of movies I really want to see yet for some reason I still haven't watched it.
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    I really like Bergman in Notorious. But I like bad girls a lot.

    2001 is a half a movie sandwiched between two slices of boredom. Clockwork Orange is so dated, it makes Sammy Davis Jr's Nehru jacket look like the latest style. Full Metal Jacket totally falls apart after boot camp. And the Shining would have been a lot better if at least half an hour was cut out of it. Lolita is brilliant though. The contrast of comedy and tragedy, depending on whose point of view you take, is fantastic.

    The Maltese Falcon is a great film for "specific" acting. The characters in the script may be archetypes but the characters the actors bring to it are totally unique. After you see it, you can't imagine anyone else playing any of the roles. Another film I forgot that is a tour de force of casting is the original The Producers. The cast in that movie is absolutely perfect, from the largest role down to the smallest. The remake was totally miscast.
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    +1 on Notorious. I like her performance in it even better than in Casablanca. Notorious is one of my favorite films of all time.

    I undertand (but disagree with) your point regarding 2001. It's not for every taste. I like it (and have since I saw it during its original theatrical run). I think it helps to view it as essentially a silent film, but it does move at a slow pace. I can only say that it was an astonishing experience to see it for the first time during its initial release. I also like Clockwork, but it is dated to be sure. I love films from that period - for example, I ate up the Criterion BBS set.

    Finally I totally agree w.r.t. The Maltese Falcon - the casting was perfect. For my taste, I still preferred The Big Sleep which featured not one, but two great bad girls.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    I really like Bergman in Notorious. But I like bad girls a lot.

    2001 is a half a movie sandwiched between two slices of boredom. Clockwork Orange is so dated, it makes Sammy Davis Jr's Nehru jacket look like the latest style. Full Metal Jacket totally falls apart after boot camp. And the Shining would have been a lot better if at least half an hour was cut out of it. Lolita is brilliant though. The contrast of comedy and tragedy, depending on whose point of view you take, is fantastic.

    The Maltese Falcon is a great film for "specific" acting. The characters in the script may be archetypes but the characters the actors bring to it are totally unique. After you see it, you can't imagine anyone else playing any of the roles. Another film I forgot that is a tour de force of casting is the original The Producers. The cast in that movie is absolutely perfect, from the largest role down to the smallest. The remake was totally miscast.
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    1. Hour Of The Wolf
    2. The Silence
    3. The Trial (Welles)
    4. Onibaba
    5. Woman In The Dunes
    6. Seconds
    7. Repulsion
    8. Persona
    9. Bunny Lake Is Missing
    10. Last Year At Marienbad
    11. 10:30 P.M. Summer
    12. Sweet Smell Of Success
    13. Les Biches
    14. L'Eclisse
    15. The Caretaker (Clive Donner directs Harold Pinter play)
    16. Belle De Jour
    17. Through A Glass Darkly
    18. The Servant
    19. Stalker (Tarkovsky)
    20. La Belle Noiseusse

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    1. The Best Years of Our Lives
    2. Picnic
    3. Ninotchka
    4. Seven Year Itch
    5. Double Indemnity
    6. Some Like it Hot
    7. Donnie Brasco
    8. The Birdcage
    9. His Girl Friday
    10.The Philadelphia Story
    11. The Country Girl
    12. The Grapes of Wrath
    13. Les Enfants du Paradis
    14. Le Grande Illusion
    15. Pandora's Box
    16. Come Back Little Sheba
    17. To Kill a Mockingbird
    18. Stalag 17
    19. Inherit the Wind
    20. Breakfast at Tiffanys
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    Thanks, Eviticus, for reminding. I'm replacing Matrix Trilogy with American Beauty.

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    1. The Godfather
    2. Shooter
    3. Patton
    4. Taken
    5. Van Helsing
    6. Inherit the Wind
    7. Braveheart
    8. Patriot
    9. A Beautiful Mind
    10. Silence of the Lambs
    11. Misery
    12. My Cousin Vinny
    13. Tombstone
    14. Quigley Down Under
    15. Bridges of Madison County
    16. Absolute Power
    17. Hoosiers
    18. Sleepless in Seattle
    19. Crimson Tide
    20. Hunt for Red October

    How about top 20 stinkers?
    Not in order

    1. All Spaghetti westerns
    2. Pretty Woman
    3. Copying Beethoven
    4. Titanic
    5. Johnny Depp Movies (all)
    6. Alien Resurrection
    7. Rambo
    8. Steel Magnolias
    9. Hildago
    10. 2001 Space Odyssey
    11. Easy Rider
    12. Remains of the Day
    13. Thelma & Louise
    14. Stripes
    15. You've Got Mail
    16. American Psycho
    17. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    18. Edward Scissorhands
    19. Look Who's Talking (all)
    20. The Goodbye Girl

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    so lazy to list down 20 movies!lol!

    but my favorite of all time is "ICE CASTLES" and I really love its theme song "through the eyes of love" by Melissa Manchester.




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