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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #60 on: April 19, 2006, 02:32:09 pm »
Some films that I have seen more times than I can count:

Brokeback mountain
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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #61 on: April 19, 2006, 02:35:42 pm »
 1. Brokeback Mountain   2. The trip to Bountiful  3.My Life as a Dog  4.My Beautiful Laundrette  5. Somewhere in Time 6. Snow Falling on Cedars 7. Manhattan  8. Pink Flamingos  9. Rimbaud  10. Barfly
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    « Reply #62 on: April 19, 2006, 03:13:09 pm »
    I studied Pasolini, Antonioni, and Bertolucci in college. We thought we'd have the same caliber of movies to watch our whole lives--what happened??!!
    Antonioni and Bertolucci are still among the living, though their output has been apparently sporadic, in both quantity and quality (Antonioni, of course, suffered a major stroke some two decades ago). I personally liked Bertolucci's Besieged, which starred Thandie Newton and David Thewlis, and found it interesting that both Newton and Thewlis are equally treated as erotic objects of attraction for the viewer.

    Antonioni's 1962 masterpiece The Eclipse is one of my favorite films--it made my ten-best list on this thread.

    Have you seen anything by Nanni Moretti? I caught his Caro diario on cable television, and found it delightfully droll and memorable. Moretti might be described as something like an Italian Woody Allen, and he seems to be considered one of the more estimable Italian filmmakers working today.

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    Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
    « Reply #63 on: April 19, 2006, 04:49:09 pm »
    And its so weird you say you love Mandy Patinkin in Princess Bride - he was the only character in the film I liked when I first saw it. The others have grown on me since, but I couldn't take my eyes off the guy!!!  Are you a fan of his music?

    I know he sings, and I remember being floored by his singing in an episode of Dead Like Me, I think it was, once.  But I haven't picked up any of his CDs yet.  Any recommendations?

    And I know just what you mean.  The first time I saw The Princess Bride, everyone was going on about Cary Elwes and I kept saying, "But you know who I really liked in it was that Mandy Patinkin."  They'd go "Who?"  I'd go, "You know - Inigo Montoya - 'you killed my father - prepare to die.'"  That fire in his eyes just draws me right in, no matter what he's saying or doing.  I just love him.  I loved him on Chicago Hope and on Dead Like Me.  Even when he plays a very flawed or almost unlikable character, I can't help but like him and relate to him.

    Chicago Hope was the one I was thinking about, re singing.  I was in Sydney over 10 years ago and I was watching an episode of it in one of my mates' rooms (we were all put up in a hotel down there for a year - shenanigans!!!!) and we were mucking about something fierce, throwing food etc and this one episode, Mandy's character sings to his wife, who I believe was mentally ill??? You might remember more than me, but I was dumbfounded.  Me and this guy just stopped dead in our shenaniganny tracks as we listened to the song he sand to the wife and I got misty in the eyes, so did Darren.  He's got the most unusual voice I've ever heard but SO moving!  I can't pick up ANY of his albums over here but that one song is in my memory - I can't even remember what it was called now, but it was so beautiful. Sorry for vagueness, its about 6:30am here... *yawns*
    Chut up!

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    Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
    « Reply #64 on: April 19, 2006, 09:37:03 pm »
    OK, not saying these are the best quality movies, but some that I've seen MANY times (excluding the obvious) are:

    Shawshank Redemption
    The Princess Bride
    My Cousin Vinny
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Best in Show
    A Mighty Wind
    10 Things I Hate About You
    Pretty Woman

    That's all I can think of at the moment. Might add more later.

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    Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
    « Reply #65 on: April 19, 2006, 11:55:42 pm »
    Hey Victoria....I was looking at your list...you didn't by any chance mean:
    A Home at the End of the World , did you? You typed  A Home at the Top of the World.

    If you meant "End", then yeah,  I loved that movie too!

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    Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
    « Reply #66 on: April 20, 2006, 12:29:01 am »
    Hey Victoria....I was looking at your list...you didn't by any chance mean:
    A Home at the End of the World , did you? You typed  A Home at the Top of the World.

    If you meant "End", then yeah,  I loved that movie too!

     :)

    You're right END of the world..excuse the senior moment! LOL  :P

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    Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
    « Reply #67 on: April 20, 2006, 03:28:33 am »
    7) Little Women
    8) Pretty Woman
    9)...

    That's the trouble with automatic smileys, eh? They come on whether you want them or not. On the preview screen that's
    8 + ) = 8)

    Anyway, I've got some favourites not yet mentioned:

    • The Day the Earth Stood Still
    • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    • The Wizard of Oz
    • Dark Star
    • Forbidden Planet
    • Proteus
    • if...

    Silly to try to rank them...

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    Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
    « Reply #68 on: April 20, 2006, 04:17:46 am »
    The top 3:
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    Dr. Strangelove
    Moonstruck

    favorite English speaking movies of the past decade:
    Brokeback Mountain
    The Incredibles
    Lord of the Rings trilogy
    Gangs of New York (no, really)
    Ghost World
    Wonder Boys
    Toy Story 2
    Gods and Monsters (would be Saving Private Ryan if I didn'thave such a hard time watching it)
    The Sweet Hereafter
    Fargo
    and one more year so I can include Dead Man Walking

    Foreign Language favorites of the last decade:
    Sophie Scholl
    Bad Education
    Y Tu Mama Tambien
    Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner)
    Together
    Central Station
    Prisoner of the Mountains

    Documentary favorites of the past decade
    Street Fight
    Murderball
    Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room
    Fahrenheit 9/11
    My Architect
    Bowling for Columbine
    Startup.com
    Anne Frank Remembered


    and some classics:

    Sunset Boulevard
    Casablanca
    Jaws
    Howard's End
    The Little Foxes
    On the Waterfront
    When Harry Met Sally
    The Color Purple
    The Breakfast Club
    Citizen Kane
    I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang
    A Night at the Opera
    Silence of the Lambs
    the collected works of Stanley Kubrick, William Wyler, and a lot of post-Schindler Spielberg
    etc,etc,etc...

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    Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
    « Reply #69 on: April 20, 2006, 04:44:06 am »
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    Is Gandhi good?
    The film or the person, Chris?  ;D

    I am a sucker for biographies or real stories. So yes, Gandhi-the-film is good. Haven't seen it for a while though.

    ~ j U d E

    LOL....sorry!  The film.....better then ET?  More deserving of the Oscar I mean?

    Chris, YES! If you as like that YES! ET is wonderful too, but out of the two it's Gandhi for me, hands down!! But I don't care about the Oscar, really..

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