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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #70 on: April 20, 2006, 09:34:35 am »
Which cable channel was it, Scott? I need to find a way to access some of these great films. Is there a rental source or do I need to buy them on Amazon or Ebay? Thanks!
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« Reply #71 on: April 20, 2006, 10:18:50 am »
Which cable channel was it, Scott? I need to find a way to access some of these great films. Is there a rental source or do I need to buy them on Amazon or Ebay? Thanks!
Oh gosh, it's been some years ago, but it must have been either HBO or Cinemax on which I saw Caro diario--I know it couldn't have been Showtime. I suppose it might have been IFC. Don't know about the rental/purchase data regarding this movie, but I'll look it up on the IMDb, and see what I can find.

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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #72 on: April 20, 2006, 01:52:42 pm »
I tend towards the philisophical or  tragic love story epic mode.

1. Brokeback Mountain

2. Doctor Zhivago, is that is that not Lara he seems on the trolley? Great cinematography.

3. SOLARIS (1972) art house film, good philisophical film, how real is she?

4. Howard's End. Alot of symbolism, impeccable acting, great storyline.

5. The Last Emperor.  I just threw that one out there. He's an anti-hero. Ennis has been called that as well.

6. Donnie Darko. Makes you think, very philisophical as well. 

7. Manchurian Candidate. Excellant political and pyschological thriller. Not to be a plot spoiler, NEVER would have imagined who the villian would have been.

8. GATTACA.  A movie with a msg. All the guys are pumped up and good looking dressed in their versace suits. I could work at a  place like that :)

Others; MAGNOLIA, ORDINARY PPL, ICE STORM...

I wish they'd make a great version of 1984. When he betrays Julia, "do it to Julia, do it to Julia" it's just so heart-wrenching. I was not happy with the version done in 1984, though maybe it's just so grim of a book, it makes for a very grim film.   
 

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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #73 on: April 20, 2006, 05:09:17 pm »
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)

Yeah sorry, I only noticed that now.

I forgot to add Cruel Intentions (which kind of brings it up to 12 but anyway!)
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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #74 on: April 20, 2006, 07:26:57 pm »
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)

Yeah sorry, I only noticed that now.

I forgot to add Cruel Intentions (which kind of brings it up to 12 but anyway!)

Cruel Intentions would probably be in my top 20......I love that movie.....and Reese Witherspoon!   :o

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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #75 on: April 21, 2006, 08:20:40 am »
My dearest Sheyne, in answer to your Mandy Patinkin/Chicago Hope question, wasn't the song he sang to his wife "My Funny Valentine"?

And since you can't get his records there, here's a hopefully reasonable facsimile thereof:

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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #76 on: April 24, 2006, 10:29:29 am »
Brokeback Mountain - Far & Away # 1. 

Then in no certain order:

Pulp Fiction
Fargo
The Shawshank Redemption
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The English Patient
Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

Also love & that I saw on other posts,

Princess Bride
The Full Monty
Strickly Ballroom
Wizard of Oz
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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #77 on: June 25, 2006, 11:02:31 pm »
Okie dokey -

In no particular order:

Brokeback Mountain
The Ten Commandments
Casablanca
Naked Lunch
2001 A Space Odyssey
Gangs of New York
A Clockwork Orange
Excalibur
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Lord of the Rings
Trainspotting
The Shawshank Redemption

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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #78 on: June 26, 2006, 09:54:42 am »
Here's a list of the movies I actually own.  I reckon many of you can't do that easily since you own hundreds.  I only own about 30 because I only buy ones I know I'll watch again and again.

Brokeback Mountain
The Good Girl
2001: A Space Odyssey
Dr. Strangelove
Fargo
Raising Arizona
Miller's Crossing
Quiz Show
The English Patient
The Princess Bride
This Is Spinal Tap
L.A. Confidential
The Usual Suspects
Grosse Pointe Blank
Say Anything
Casablanca
Strictly Ballroom
Clueless
Clerks
Amelie
Holiday
Harvey
The Matrix
Blade Runner
Hoop Dreams
Sense and Sensibility
Shakespeare in Love
The Natural
Avalon
Terms of Endearment
Finding Nemo
Beauty and the Beast (actually bought that before I had my son)
Shrek (same with this one)
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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #79 on: June 26, 2006, 12:49:43 pm »
I'm going to cheat because I have too many ... so I am going by the decades:

1920's

Louise Brooks films ..... Pandora's Box, Diary of a Lost Girl, Prix de Beaute
Carl Th. Dreyer films .... Passion of Joan of Arc. Vampyr
F.W. Murnau films ... Nosferatu, Sunrise, Faust
Fritz Lang films ... Metropolis
Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Charlie Chaplin films ... City Lights, The Circus, The Kid
Harold Lloyd films .... Safety Last, The Freshman
Buster Keaton Films .... The General, The Cameraman

1930's
Thin Man Series (30's - 40's)
Jean Harlow films ... Red Dust, Libeled Lady, Hold Your Man, Dinner at Eight
Adventures of Robin Hood
Busby Berkley Films ... 42nd Street, Golddiggers of 1933, Footlight Parade
Universal Monsters .... Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Wolf Man, Dracula
It Happened One Night
Gone With the Wind
Wizard of Oz
M



1940's
Preston Sturgess films ... Miracle of Morgan's Creek, Palm Beach Story, Unfaithfully Yours, Sullivan's Travels, The Lady Eve
Val Lewton films .... I Walked With a Zombie, Body Snatcher, Cat People
Meet Me in St. Louis
Laura
Charles Boyer films ... Hold Back the dawn, Cluny Brown, Gaslight, Constant Nymph
Notorious
Humphry Bogart Films .... Big Sleep, Maltese Falcon, To Have and Have Not, Key Largo, Casablanca
All About Eve
A Letter to Three Wives
Best Years of Our Lives
Leave Her to Heaven
Miracle on 34th Street
It's a Wonderful Life
You Can't Take it With You

1950's
Marlon Brando films .... On the Waterfront, Street Car Named Desire
James Dean films ... East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, Giant
Alfred Hitchcock films (all time periods) .... Rear Window, North by Northwest, Strangers on a Train, Psycho
Seventh Seal
Paul Newman films .... Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Somebody Up There Likes Me, Long Hot Summer
Marilyn Monroe films .... Bus Stop, Gentleman Prefer Blondes, Some Like it Hot

1960's
Charade
Easy Rider
Midnight Cowboy
Beatles films ... Hard Days Night, Help!, Yellow Submarine
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

1970's
Annie Hall
Manhattan
Coming Home
The Conversation
Frenzy
Kramer vs. Kramer
The Sting
The Way We Were

1980's
Moonstruck
Unbearable Lightness of Being
Jean de Florette
Manon of the Spring
Au Revoir, Les Enfants
Hannah and Her Sisters
Sixteen Candles
Breakfast Club
The Empire Strikes Back
Witness

1990's
Kevin Spacey films .... L.A. Confidential, Glengarry Glen Ross, American Beauty, Negotiater, Time to Kill, Usual Suspects
Johnny Depp films .... What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Donnie Brasco, Benny & Joon, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow
Hilary and Jackie
Shakespeare in Love
Elizabeth
Life is Beautiful
Titanic
Fugitive
Fargo

200's
BBM (of course!!!)
Jake Gyllenhaal films ... (in addition to BBM) .... Jarhead, Donnie Darko, October Sky, Moonlight Mile, Proof
George Clooney films ... Confessions of a Dengerous Mind, Perfect Storm, Three Kings, Syriana, Goodnight and Good Luck
Matchstick Men
Cillian Murphy films ... 28 Days Later, Red Eye, Breakfast on Pluto, Girl With a Pearl Earring
Closer
Finding Neverland
Pirates of the Caribean

Sorry! Can you tell I am a film enthusiast! I could probably give you another full list with different movies. Can't help it. It's an Obsession!  ::)




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