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    THE GODFATHER.

    Any one who dares not to mention The Godfather will have to face the concequences.(PHISICAL BAN)

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    Part III can use Ban (deodorant).

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    Quote Originally Posted by James clerk View Post
    THE GODFATHER.

    Any one who dares not to mention The Godfather will have to face the concequences.(PHISICAL BAN)
    As long as I don't find a horse's head in my bed....
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by James clerk View Post
    THE GODFATHER.

    Any one who dares not to mention The Godfather will have to face the concequences.(PHISICAL BAN)
    Fortunately im not one of thoose heretics =)

    6 of my favorite films:

    Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai)
    Lives of Others, The (Leben der Anderen, Das)
    Godfather, The (part 1)
    Fargo
    Boot, Das (Boat, The)
    Battleship Potemkin (Bronenosets Potyomkin)

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    I'm not much for movies... but I've got a few favorites.

    Lord of the Rings (the Peter Jackson ones in the extended versions)
    ...and anything by Miyazaki.

    Kinda easy list for me...
    You get a frog in your throat, you sound hoarse.

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    Personally, I think the best 'movies' aren't all movies but rather series or even documentaries. Here's what I like:

    Smiley's People
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    Touching the Void
    The Foresyte Saga
    I, Claudius
    Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett)
    Upstairs Downstairs

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    In no order, and some of my favorites are heavily influenced by their film scores

    The Shawshank Redemption
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Lord of the Rings
    Vertigo
    Casablanca
    12 Angry Men
    Finding Nemo
    Memento
    Star Wars (not prequels)
    Stranger then Fiction
    Being John Malkovich
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Dr. Strangelove
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Kill Bill
    V for Vendetta
    Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    Road to Perdition
    The Sixth Sense
    The Thin Red Line

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    Well, here is my list:

    1. Amadeus
    2. Empire Strikes Back
    3. Shutter Island
    4. The Silence Of The Lambs
    5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
    6. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
    7. Immortal Beloved
    8. Crossroads (1986)
    9. Blade Runner
    10. Alien
    11. Jurassic Park
    12. Shaun Of The Dead
    13. Fantasia
    14. Home Alone
    15. Predator
    16. Star Wars (A New Hope for you youngsters)
    17. Sleepless In Seattle
    18. It's A Wonderful Life
    19. Addams Family (1991)
    20. The Mummy (1999)

    Sorry, I don't like The Godfather, I sleep when it is on.

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    The Remains of the Day
    Star Wars
    Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back
    Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country
    Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan
    Star Trek Generations
    Star Trek First Contact
    The Seven Samurai
    Amadeus
    Serenity
    The Matrix
    Blade Runner
    The Godfather Part 1
    All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
    Apocalypse Now
    Groundhog Day
    Road to Perdition
    Fight Club
    Casablanca
    2001 A Space Odyssey

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    Some faves ...

    A Clockwork Orange
    Full Metal Jacket
    Rope
    Rear Window
    Frenzy
    Taxi Driver
    Raging Bull
    Goodfellas
    The Aviator
    The Departed
    The Fly (1986)
    No Country For Old Men
    Zodiac
    Fatal Attraction
    Night Of The Living Dead (1968)
    Knocked Up
    Superbad
    American Psycho
    Blood Diamond
    Crumb

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    ... The Deer Hunter ...

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    Network (1976)
    Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
    Chinatown (1974)
    Brazil (1985)
    A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    Fargo (1996)
    Pulp Fiction (1994)
    Raging Bull (1980)
    Blade Runner (1982)
    The Godfather, part I (1972)
    Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    Gone With the Wind (1939)
    Princess Mononoke (1997)
    The Secret of NIMH (1982)
    Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    Midnight Cowboy (1969)
    Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
    High Noon (1952)

    The film score tends to weigh rather heavily on my decision-making.. I picked High Noon over The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, for example because I love the main theme of High Noon and the soundtrack for TGTB&TU is just annoying. Same with The Secret of NIMH - I just love the music. As for the rest of my picks, I tend to favor films that highlight the despair and futility of human life.. strong themes in Blade Runner, Network, Chinatown, Raging Bull, Brazil, Grave of the Fireflies, Raise the Red Lantern, Lawrence of Arabia, and Midnight Cowboy.
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    Well let's see:
    Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Historical Drama/Adventure, Werner Herzog, Germany, 1972)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (Science Fiction, Stanley Kubrick, U.S.A, 1968)
    Mind Game (Anime/Surrealism/Adventure/Comedy, Masaaki Yuasa, Japan, 2004)
    Du Levande (Surrealism/Black Comedy, Roy Andersson, Sweden, 2007)
    Hausu (Horror/Comedy/Surrealism, Nobuhiko Obayashi, Japan, 1977)
    Cat Soup (Anime/Surrealism, Tatsuo Sato, Japan, 2001)
    Annie Hall (Romantic Comedy/Drama, Woody Allen, U.S.A, 1977)
    Stardust Memories (Romantic Comedy/Drama, Woody Allen, U.S.A, 1980)
    Rashomon (Mystery/Drama, Akira Kurosawa, Japan, 1950)
    Amarcord (Comedy/Drama/Coming-of-Age, Federico Fellini, Italy, 1973)
    Spirited Away (Anime/Fantasy, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 2001)
    Barton Fink (Drama/Black Comedy/Mystery, Joel Coen, U.S.A, 1991)
    Red Beard (Drama, Akira Kurosawa, Japan, 1965)
    Sånger Från Andra Våningen (Black Comedy/Surrealism/Drama, Roy Andersson, Sweden, 2000)
    The Funky Forest (Comedy/Surrealism, Katsuhito Ishii, Japan, 2005)
    Pastoral: To Die In The Country (Surrealism, Shuji Terayama, Japan, 1974)
    Crumb (Documentary, Terry Zwigoff, U.S.A, 1994)
    Persona (Drama, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 1966)
    Duck Soup (Comedy, Leo McCarey (and the Marx brothers), U.S.A, 1933)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noak View Post
    Barton Fink (Drama/Black Comedy/Mystery, Joel Coen, U.S.A, 1991)
    I've not seen Barton Fink but does anyone think the Coen brothers films have really poor endings. I watched A Serious Man yesterday and it was enjoyable and the story was unfolding nicely then it just seemed to end. This is similar to how I feel about my favourite of theirs, The Big Lebowski. It's really good and funny but it just peters out at the end.

    Then they have films that I enjoy up until about 2/3 into the film when they go a bit skewiff. Fargo, No Country for Old Men, Miller's Crossing, Burn After Reading all seem to dissappoint will the final third.

    Their most consistent film for me is probably Hudsucker Proxy. That film seems to actually work well as a whole whereas their others are either trying to be too deep or are trying to be too much about nothing.

    Just a thought of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argus View Post
    I've not seen Barton Fink but does anyone think the Coen brothers films have really poor endings. I watched A Serious Man yesterday and it was enjoyable and the story was unfolding nicely then it just seemed to end. This is similar to how I feel about my favourite of theirs, The Big Lebowski. It's really good and funny but it just peters out at the end.

    Then they have films that I enjoy up until about 2/3 into the film when they go a bit skewiff. Fargo, No Country for Old Men, Miller's Crossing, Burn After Reading all seem to dissappoint will the final third.

    Their most consistent film for me is probably Hudsucker Proxy. That film seems to actually work well as a whole whereas their others are either trying to be too deep or are trying to be too much about nothing.

    Just a thought of mine.
    Barton Fink has one of my favorite endings of all time. It's pretty much the most perfect ending for a film.

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