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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #90 on: February 09, 2007, 03:45:37 pm »
I have seen his Othello but not the other two.  I like Zeferelli's R&J a bit better than his Othello, but I agree with you that it's definitely on the same par.
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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #91 on: February 09, 2007, 08:51:59 pm »
They're not necessarily the best films of all time, but if I had to choose 5 desert island DVDs - those that I could watch endlessly and never-ever tire of, that would get me through whether I was happy or sad, they would be (in no particular order...

...Brokeback Mountain

...Saturday Night Fever

...Monty Python's The Life of Brian (or The Holy Grail, I'm not fussy - after all, HG does contain the best insult of all time: spoken in a comedy French accent "You're mother was a hamster, and your father smelled of elderberries!"  :laugh: OMG, LMFAO every time. Heehee...)

...The Bridges of Madison County

...The Shawshank Redemption
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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #92 on: February 10, 2007, 10:46:02 am »
Saucy, I fart in your general direction.  Now go away before I taunt you a second time.  ;)

My five desert island DVDs would be

Brokeback Mountain
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Princess Bride
Harvey
Quiz Show (gotta get my Rafey-kins in there somewhere)
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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #93 on: February 10, 2007, 11:26:01 am »
Saucy, I fart in your general direction.  Now go away before I taunt you a second time.  ;)

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

OMG, it's such an endlessly funny film - even if you know all the gags. I love the Camelot song too... ;D

I love your choice of 'Harvey' also  :D
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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #94 on: February 10, 2007, 01:10:12 pm »
On my desert island wish list:
“Arsenic and Old Lace”
“It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”
“The Court Jester”
“Airplane!”
“Finding Nemo”
“Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”

Barbara, something tells me you enjoy a good laugh and are not averse to sentiment.  Great list.  ;D
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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #95 on: February 11, 2007, 04:38:17 pm »
Oh gosh...five desert island films (as opposed to five favorite)? Off the top of my head, these are what I'd go for (but would forever pine for the many other worthy contenders I'd be forced to leave behind):

Brokeback Mountain
Gertrud
Au hasard Balthazar
Otona no miru ehon - Umarete wa mita keredo
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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #96 on: February 11, 2007, 04:58:40 pm »


Brokeback Mountain
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind
Brief Encounter
Cinema Paradiso
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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #97 on: February 12, 2007, 01:25:44 am »
Movies i can watch over and over again:

Borkeback Mountain
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Gilda
Gattaca
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Vive l'amour
Son frère
Rebel Without a Cause
Happy Together
Gerry


Distant Voices, Still Lives  should be on the list as well but I haven't seen it in years.

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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #98 on: February 12, 2007, 09:21:33 am »
Gerry

Distant Voices, Still Lives  should be on the list as well but I haven't seen it in years.

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? I'm still waiting for news of his latest project 'Sunset Song', but the trail went cold some time ago and it's 7 years (!!) since his last release. I wrote lots about him, and especially DVSL, when I did my film BA & MA, and the film affected me very deeply. I think Davies is a phenomenal talent and a true original. I met him about 5 years ago at the Edinburgh Film Festival where he was giving a talk, and he is just the sweetest guy.

I've been meaning to get hold of 'Gerry' for ages and watch it as I love Gus Van Sant also. My favourite of those I've seen is 'Elephant' - a brilliant, brilliant film which only just missed out on being on my Desert Island DVD list.
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Re: Top 5 Favorite Films!
« Reply #99 on: February 12, 2007, 11:33:22 am »
I might have already posted this, but my fav films have probably changed anyway so here goes....

1.  Brokeback Mountain (well, theres a surprise)
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (love it:))
3. The Notebook
4. Moulin Rouge
5. Donnie Darko
6. The Day After Tomorrow
7. Bridget Jones' Diary
8. Edward Scissorhands
9. Titanic
10. Sleepy Hollow
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