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EnnisDelMar

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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2006, 11:13:44 pm »



Yeah I saw it 9 times in the theater.....it would probably be in my top 15 favorite movies!  I get made fun of it all the time (BRANDON).......but its a classic!  LOL

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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2006, 11:17:26 pm »
ROFLMFAO!

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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2006, 11:23:42 pm »
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. Brokeback Mountain
3. Billy Elliott
4. Dead Poet's Society
5. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the orginal w/Gene Wilder)
6. Silence of the Lambs
7. Road to Perdition
8. Strictly Ballroom
9. Shawshank Redemption
10. The Birds
11. Rebecca
12. Truly, Madly, Deeply
13. The Original Star Wars Trilogy
14. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
15. A Home at the Top of the World

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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2006, 11:34:23 pm »
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. Brokeback Mountain
3. Billy Elliott
4. Dead Poet's Society
5. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the orginal w/Gene Wilder)
6. Silence of the Lambs
7. Road to Perdition
8. Strictly Ballroom
9. Shawshank Redemption
10. The Birds
11. Rebecca
12. Truly, Madly, Deeply
13. The Original Star Wars Trilogy
14. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
15. A Home at the Top of the World


next to ang lee, alfred hitchcock is my favorite director, but none of his movies are in my top 10.  it's kind of odd. 

and i love to kill a mockingbird, and it's probably the best adapted film ever next to brokeback, but the book is just, beyond classic and flawless, whereas the film (imho) has its flaws.

joy luck club is another brilliant adaptation that i think is on the level of the book. 
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vkm91941

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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2006, 11:51:58 pm »
Well Chris (slayers) knows me too well I really need 100 options to list my all time favorites there are just too many!

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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2006, 11:55:11 pm »
I'm with you there Vic... I have way too many to list, and I would inevitably forget a ton of them then be on here every time someone else posted their list going "ooh ooh me too! I love that one too!" LOL I'm a wreck when it comes to movies...
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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #36 on: April 19, 2006, 12:00:38 am »
Hmmmm..

Brokeback Mountain
Lord of the Rings trilogy (RotK, then FotR, then TTT)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The Wizard of Oz

Then some odd combination of things that might change depending on my mood. (Maybe Being John Malkovich, or maybe Spinal Tap, or maybe Thelma and Louise, or maybe something else I'm not thinking of at the moment.) The first four, though, I've bought on DVD, which says something.

I don't put any "classic movies" that I saw as an adult on my list, not because I don't like them, but because I've never seen them on a big screen, and my impressions of them are so completely influenced by knowing that they are "Great Movies" that I don't know if I can judge them fairly. (I saw The Wizard of Oz on a big screen when I was a small child, though, and loved it. And my Inner Five-Year-Old refuses to let anything else take its place on my top 5 list, although she grudgingly accepts that I prefer some other movies now.)
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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2006, 02:38:45 am »
joy luck club is another brilliant adaptation that i think is on the level of the book. 

I agree, the only other movie as good as the original book.  (Though of course they had to leave out a lot.)

And what is it going to take to get me to read "To Kill a Mockingbird?"

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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #38 on: April 19, 2006, 06:58:59 am »
Ok, mine are:

1) Brokeback Mountain
2) Jarhead
3) Love Actually
4) Ocean's Eleven (2001)
5) Batman Begins
6) Lord of the Rings Trilogy
7) Little Women (1994)
8) Pretty Woman
9) The Princess Diaries
10) Highway
11...) Anything Classic Disney
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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #39 on: April 19, 2006, 09:14:15 am »
Clarissa, I *love* these, too:

Lone Star
The Player
Parenthood
Grand Canyon
Desk Set
Crimes and Misdemeanors
The Straight Story
Lost in Translation

It was hard for me not to include Crimes and Misdemeanors (what I consider Woody Allen's best film by far and a *great* movie that very few people have seen) or Manhattan (my second favorite Woody Allen movie) and Lost in Translation.  But trying to keep it down to five (well, six, really), I just went with what movies I've found to be absolutely flawless masterpieces and thought that if I could only watch six movies for the rest of my life, what would I choose?

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