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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #100 on: February 12, 2007, 09:22:39 pm »
OH MY EFFEN GAWD!!! A fellow DVSL fan!!! Oilgun, I also adore this film, but like you I haven't seen it in a while. Have you seen Terence Davies's other stuff?
OH MY EFFEN GAWD right back at you!!!  We don't run into many Terence Davies fans for some reason.  I love his work and I too wish he was a bit more prolific.  I think I've seen all his films, the Trilogy, DVSL, The Long Day Closes, The Neon Bible and The House of Mirth   I didn't think much of TNB but I loved THOM -Gillian Anderson should have been nominated for that.  The Trilogy was my introduction to Terence and its honesty blew me away.  I saw Terence at a Q&A after one of his screenings and he seemed like the nicest &  sweetest man.

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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #101 on: February 12, 2007, 09:41:32 pm »
Glad to know you!

You too buddy!  :D

There aren't many of us on these here boards! But those who love his work really love it. When I chatted to him at Edinburgh (after almost chickening out and then managing to sound like the completely incoherent, dribbling girl-fan I am  ::)) I saw at least two people start crying when they talked to him. Incredible. His films have such an effect on people.

I agree with you about Gillian Anderson in THOM - great performance - and she's become a really interesting actress. Seems to be carving out very nice indie career for herself.

I could ramble on ad nauseum about his films, but just for starters some of my favourite clips are the beginning of Long Day Closes and the end of DVSL with that gorgeous Benjamin Britten hymn playing over it - both move me to tears every time, and it's hard to know why. And I also adore that shot of Tony and Maisie's husband falling through the glass roof in DVSL - just stunning. And he made his films on such tiny budgets! Oh, I could go on and on...
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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #102 on: February 13, 2007, 01:49:02 am »
Top ten favorite films  ... not really in any order

Schindler's List
Brokeback Mountain
The Libertine
Apollo 13
Lost in Translation
Walk the Line
Titanic
Forrest Gump
A Beautiful Mind
Shawshank Redemption

Five desert island movies would be very different.  I love my favorite movies and because of that I like to watch them periodically (minus the BBM obession phase) to preserve my emotional ties to them.

Five desert island movies are

The American President
50 First Dates
Pretty Woman
The 40 Year Old Virgin
Notting Hill

Totally different category of movie *lol*
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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #103 on: July 03, 2007, 09:49:06 pm »
These are in no particular order:

1.  Brokeback Mountain   (well, duh)

2.  Master and Commander--the far side of the world
3.   The Bounty
(Yes, I love tall ships---why do you ask?)

4.   Ladyhawke   (Rutger Hauer in his younger days...Yummy)
5.  Donnie Darko   (duh again)
6.  The door in the floor  (can't explain why. So raw.)
7.  Blade Runner   (RH again)
8.  Ed Wood   (the source of my sig)
9.  What's Eating Gilbert Grape   (Love Johnny Depp too)
10.  Sideways   (not sure why)
11.  The Station Agent  (quirky little film, and Michelle Williams is in it too)
12.  Shattered Glass (a little gem that more people should see)
13.  Animal House  (so funny--they'd never be able to do it now)
14.  Gladiator
15.  American Beauty
16.  Apollo 13
17.  Cast Away
18.  Quiz Show
19.  The silence of the lambs
20.  The producers







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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #104 on: July 03, 2007, 10:12:47 pm »
Hi Shortfic! Nice thread.

But may I say "AHHHHHHHH!!" --my mind is hurting--I like too many movies. LOL  Plus--some people have such refined and cultured taste in movies--they are gonna think I'm such a dope. ANYWAY. They'll agree wtih the first one.

Here are the ones that are my favorites today--they change and change places from time to time.

1. Brokeback Mountain
2. The Untouchables
3. Benny and Joon
4. The Shawshank Redemption*
5. A Knight's Tale
6. Saving Private Ryan
7. It's a Wonderful Life
8. Jaws
9. Platoon
10. October Sky
11. Silence of the Lambs
12. Goonies
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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #105 on: July 03, 2007, 11:46:51 pm »


         No  shout out to Casablanca.  a movie that spawned a genre?
        1.  Brokeback Mountain
        2.  Casablanca
        3.  Titanic
        4.  The Unforgiven
        5.  The Shawshank Redemption
        6.  The Last Pictureshow
        7.  Schindlers List
        8.  Stalag 17
        9.  Out of Africa
       10. Moulin Rouge

             Honerable mention to ....."O Brother Where art Thou"
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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #106 on: July 04, 2007, 12:01:22 am »
I hate to say it, but I have never seen "Casablanca". I really want to some time, tho.
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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #107 on: July 04, 2007, 12:10:38 am »




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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #108 on: July 04, 2007, 11:19:58 am »

2. The Untouchables

Oh God, I love that movie too! It's in my top-5 too!

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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #109 on: July 04, 2007, 11:35:54 am »
Okay, I have come up with my top 12 15.


1.   Brokeback Mountain
2.   The Accidental Tourist
3.   Lost in Translation
4.   Exotica
5.   The Sweet Hereafter
6.   Saturday Night Fever
7.   Men Don't Leave
8.   Y Tu Mama Tambien
9.   Dominick and Eugene
10.   Since You Went Away
11.   Mrs. Miniver
12.   Fiddler on the Roof

and Honorable Mentions (or should be up there too):  Desperately Seeking Susan, Fame and The Sound of Music.
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