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« Reply #125 on: August 07, 2013, 03:21:22 PM »

Dr. Zhivago!   

And outstanding soundtrack.
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« Reply #126 on: August 07, 2013, 03:31:33 PM »

My favorite actor is Humphrey Bogart, so anything of his is top notch fare. One of my all time fav's is the Maltese Falcon.

I've read the book (loved it), still haven't seen the movie. I'll have to order that soon.
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The repartee between Bogey and Sidney Greenstreet is classic. Also, I loved both versions of True Grit and that's something when Jeff Bridges can be compared with John Wayne.
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« Reply #127 on: August 07, 2013, 04:33:17 PM »

- Goodfellas
- The Wizard Of Oz
- Jackie Brown
- The Godfather
- Casino
- Pulp Fiction
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« Reply #128 on: August 07, 2013, 05:29:53 PM »

Rosemary's Baby
Dogtooth
Clerks


The Graduate is a pretty good movie.
I also really liked the True Grit remake.
I liked Woody Allen's Sleeper.
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« Reply #129 on: August 07, 2013, 06:38:46 PM »

Oh, speaking of Woody Allen, Annie Hall is another one of my favorites.  I never get tired of that one.

And a lot of Coen Bros movies being mentioned, I love almost everything they've done.
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« Reply #130 on: August 07, 2013, 07:34:19 PM »

And a lot of Coen Bros movies being mentioned, I love almost everything they've done.

I'm a big fan of "No Country For Old Men". Javier Bardem is great as Anton Chigurh.
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« Reply #131 on: August 07, 2013, 08:20:55 PM »

- Goodfellas
- The Wizard Of Oz
- Jackie Brown
- The Godfather
- Casino
- Pulp Fiction


Addin' Casino to the "soon to watch" list
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« Reply #132 on: August 07, 2013, 08:52:03 PM »

Since you like El Topo:

Santa Sangre (1989)
The Last Movie (1971)
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« Reply #133 on: August 07, 2013, 09:20:11 PM »

Since you like El Topo:

Santa Sangre (1989)
The Last Movie (1971)

Interesting.
Have you heard of The Holy Mountain? It's another Alejandro Jodorowsky movie, the only other one of his movies I've seen aside from El Topo.
Thanks!
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« Reply #134 on: August 07, 2013, 10:42:21 PM »

Since you like El Topo:

Santa Sangre (1989)
The Last Movie (1971)

Interesting.
Have you heard of The Holy Mountain? It's another Alejandro Jodorowsky movie, the only other one of his movies I've seen aside from El Topo.
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Yeah, I really need to rewatch that one.  It's probably been a decade since I saw it.  But Santa Sangre is definitely my favorite of his work.
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« Reply #135 on: August 07, 2013, 10:46:29 PM »

Since you like El Topo:

Santa Sangre (1989)
The Last Movie (1971)

Interesting.
Have you heard of The Holy Mountain? It's another Alejandro Jodorowsky movie, the only other one of his movies I've seen aside from El Topo.
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Yeah, I really need to rewatch that one.  It's probably been a decade since I saw it.  But Santa Sangre is definitely my favorite of his work.

Then I really need to see it  Grin
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« Reply #136 on: August 07, 2013, 11:03:27 PM »

First six Star Trek movies.
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« Reply #137 on: August 08, 2013, 06:55:04 AM »

Oh, speaking of Woody Allen, Annie Hall is another one of my favorites.  I never get tired of that one.

And a lot of Coen Bros movies being mentioned, I love almost everything they've done.

You're speaking my language here. Annie Hall is probably my favourite movie, when push comes to shove. Very funny moments, of course, but also very endearing and emotional moments that convey in some unusual way, the nature of a very particular kind of relationship. More over, the movie does things that I've never been able to see another movie accomplish so well - the anti-linear structure, the mixing of genres, and the general playing around with the conventions of cinema, like his use of subtitles.

My favourite films, typically are European and Asian films from the late 40s/early 50s into the mid-60s (good examples: Umberto D, Wild Strawberries, 8 1/2, L'Avventurra, Blow Up, Masculin Feminin, Contempt, The 400 Blows, Rashomon) and then American films from about 1967 to 1980 (good examples: Annie Hall, Manhattan, The Graduate, 2001, Nashville, Days of Heaven, Woman Under the Influence, Cuckoo's Nest). The contemporary movies that I like now are the ones that mostly keep the spirit of the American 70s alive - movies by people like the Coens, Tarantino, Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach, PT Anderson, Charlie Kaufman, and so on.
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« Reply #138 on: August 08, 2013, 10:03:22 AM »

Citizen Kane
I like Citizen Kane a lot, for all the reasons people mention.  Sh-t, I can watch Orson Wells chew gum.



Lonesome
An amazing film from 1928, directed by Paul Fejos -- a guy who just saw film differently.  Visual music.



The Searchers

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« Reply #139 on: August 08, 2013, 05:24:06 PM »

Thought this might be a good place to say RIP to Karen Black who died today and who appeared in so many of those great American "independent" films - Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, Drive He Said, Cisco Pike, Nashville, etc.
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« Reply #140 on: August 08, 2013, 07:16:17 PM »

Thought this might be a good place to say RIP to Karen Black who died today and who appeared in so many of those great American "independent" films - Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, Drive He Said, Cisco Pike, Nashville, etc.

Aw, that's too bad. I really enjoy some of her stuff...Easy Rider is a classic.
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« Reply #141 on: August 08, 2013, 07:28:01 PM »

Merged with the original favorite movies topic.
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« Reply #142 on: August 08, 2013, 07:29:56 PM »

Thought this might be a good place to say RIP to Karen Black who died today and who appeared in so many of those great American "independent" films - Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, Drive He Said, Cisco Pike, Nashville, etc.

Aw, that's too bad. I really enjoy some of her stuff...Easy Rider is a classic.
RIP

Also, for a brief time (in 1967) Karen was a member of The New Christy Minstrels.
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« Reply #143 on: August 09, 2013, 12:32:01 AM »

My favorite movie from last year was Like Someone in Love, which I actually liked quite a bit more than Certified Copy, even though the consensus seems to be the other way around.  i enjoyed the formal games that Kiarostami played with Like Someone in Love, particularly in setting up really strange looking shots and making you wonder why he ever thought to frame the action this way, only to reveal the reason several minutes later.  I also appreciated the relationship it had with Ozu's late marriage cycle films.

Two of my all-time favorite filmmakers are Frank Borzage (Seventh Heaven, Street Angel, Lucky Star, Man's Castle, Three Comrades, The Mortal Storm, and Moonrise) and John Woo (A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Bullet in the Head, Hard Boiled, and Face/Off).  It seems like an odd pair, but I love both of them for their stylistic baroqueness and their unironic romanticism.

I'm also quite fond of Japanese cinema from about the 1920s through the end of the 1960s.  Nothing against Kurosawa or Kinoshita, but I tend to prefer the older generation of Mizoguchi, Ozu, Gosho, Shimizu, Naruse, Yamanaka, et al, who I think were somewhat more consistent and more stylistically unique.  I also love Suzuki Seijun.  Of the New Wave directors, Yoshida Yoshishige/Kiju is probably my favorite; Oshima is good too, but I'm less fond of Imamura Shohei.

Some other favorite films:
A Brighter Summer Day
The Lady From Shanghai
Bigger Than Life
Day of Wrath
Playtime (pretty much any Jacques Tati movie, really)
Man of the West (most of Anthony Mann's other westerns)
Pretty much anything Robert Bresson made after Diary of a Country Priest, but I have a special affection for his late films in particular
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« Reply #144 on: August 09, 2013, 12:37:37 AM »

Lonesome
An amazing film from 1928, directed by Paul Fejos -- a guy who just saw film differently.  Visual music.



Lonesome is a terrific movie.  (So are Citizen Kane and The Searchers, but Lonesome appears on far fewer favorite-movie-lists).
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« Reply #145 on: March 24, 2014, 10:34:51 PM »

Some pages ago Paulos started the unfavorite movie listing. I'll rejoin by naming "The Exorcist". Believe it or not, I never saw it before, but I heard plenty about its greatness. So I watched it today &... found the opening scene the most tolerable. The rest is so awfully boring, all the episodes with the Karras guy, Silvester Stallone wannabe. Also didn't get what's the point with Sharon, secretary or whoever of the girl's mother. She didn't help much, even left the girl alone to go shopping. Wanna see laughable racist fight started by a weirdo? Check. Bunch of dull old men in white arranging a round table? Check. Finally & most importantly, wanna see hilarious "Chucky bride" face? Check & check. The only saving grace were Merrin (the brilliant Max von Sydow), mother, another mother (Greek woman) &, of course, Lieutenant Kinderman who added the humor to this "horror" film [airquotes]. So, on a count of the above, I give "The Exorcist" 4/10. 
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« Reply #146 on: April 30, 2014, 02:19:13 AM »

Touch of Evil might be my favorite
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« Reply #147 on: June 13, 2017, 09:29:36 AM »

My top 10 movies with one per director:

1. Taxi Driver
2. The Tree of Life
3. Heavenly Creatures
4. Magnolia
5. Dr. Strangelove
6. Annie Hall
7. Django Unchained
8. Human Traffic
9. Dazed and Confused
10. Carrie
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« Reply #148 on: June 25, 2017, 02:53:45 AM »

My top 10 movies with one per director:

4. Magnolia

Agreed on many of your directors, Ovi. To Magnolia I would add (without thinking too hard):

2001: A Space Odyssey
Once Upon a Time in the West
Tommy
Alexander Nevsky
The Festival Express
The Full Monty
Intouchables
Lawrence of Arabia
Youth

I'll probably revise this list some time (I did)...
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« Reply #149 on: June 25, 2017, 04:06:17 PM »

My top 10 movies with one per director:

4. Magnolia

Agreed on many of your directors, Ovi. To Magnolia I would add (without thinking too hard):

The Last Waltz
2001: A Space Odyssey
Once Upon a Time in the West
Tommy
Alexander Nevsky
The Festival Express
Citizen Kane
The Full Monty
Intouchables

I'll probably revise this list some time...





2001 would definitely be my 2nd Kubrick choice, his most influential. Dislike The Last Waltz though, and I say this is a huge Band fan. Polished, sing-along arena-rock, way too big in scope and execution for a group that prided itself in minimalism and DIY attitude. Some good performances though.
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And, for anyone who has actually experienced them, surfing and cars carry PLENTY of emotion and life experience. They can carry as much metaphor as any Van Dyke Parks clever epistle.
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