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post Jun 1 2008, 03:07 PM
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2001: A Space Odyssey

I figured this would be gone before it got back to me. 2001 is a timeless film. Stunning visuals, great music. It features top-of-the-line editing and the graphic match/match cut. There's even an intermission!
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post Jun 1 2008, 03:40 PM
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Blade Runner (1982)

Ridley Scott's masterpiece, and the greatest Sci-Fi movie ever made. Excellent direction, screenplay, acting, score (it's Vangelis's finest moment), the whole thing is perfect. Be sure to watch it several times to catch up on the more suitable themes.
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post Jun 1 2008, 03:41 PM
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You only get to pick one.
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post Jun 1 2008, 03:46 PM
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QUOTE (CanadianChris @ Jun 1 2008, 04:41 PM) *
You only get to pick one.


Ok then, I'll go with Blade runner
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post Jun 1 2008, 03:52 PM
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Casablanca
The movie that got me into old movies. For a while I had the typical "idiot kid doesn't like old movies" bias and wouldn't watch anything before the late 60's. Then I begrudgingly watched Casablanca and found it to be accessible, entertaining, funny, and generally a great fucking movie. I love it more every time I watch it and rate it second ONLY to Taxi Driver.
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post Jun 1 2008, 06:37 PM
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by the way I've tried to PM Corey Lazarus but it wouldn't send the message.
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post Jun 1 2008, 10:45 PM
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Yeah. I can't get PMs for some reason. Sorry, I had band practice from 4 until 8, and then me and my girlfriend went out for a bit with a friend up from Texas.

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Aliens (1986)
I chose this over Alien because I honestly feel that it's the better movie. It's easier to get into, develops the main side characters better, and if you've seen the special edition then you know more about the matriarchal relationship Ripley feels for Newt, more than just a "woman's motherly instinct," as was inferred to with the theatrical cut. This movie is one of James Cameron's classics, alongside the first two Terminator flicks, True Lies, and the Award-winning Titanic, although I would put money on this being his best movie. The special effects were ahead of their time (something Cameron would become known for later on), the acting is top-notch, and how many of you don't quote Hudson's famous "game over, man, game over" line once in a while? This is the epitome of what a sci-fi/horror/action film is: emotional, fantastic, and the action scenes were intense.
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post Jun 1 2008, 10:59 PM
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JESUS MONKEY FUCK, DIE COREY DIE.
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post Jun 2 2008, 12:23 AM
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La Dolce Vita

Probably a stretch here but whatever. Endlessly fascinating and deeply moving, this is Fellini's masterpiece--the one film where he managed to strike a perfect balance between emotional engagement and gorgeous visuals. The thing's three hours long and I don't think there's a single scene that I'd cut or even trim down in any way. Absolutely sublime.
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post Jun 2 2008, 12:59 AM
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Touch of Evil

my absolute favorite movie of my absolute favorite director. i've been in love with this movie since i was 12 or 13 years old, watching the copy that i taped from AMC over and over again. just an incredible piece of work that showed how scary good orson welles could be with a steady budget and an american crew. i prefer this one to 'kane' because it doesn't try so hard to be great--it's got a gritty, pulpy humility to it that gets the "kiss kiss bang bang" appeal of american cinema in perfect harmony with the more ambitious and baroque sense of art cinema that welles helped give rise to. the great in-studio visuals that welles got on 'kane' often lead to lots of people not noticing that he was one of the best on-location guys there was. from the opening tracking shot to the john ford-like barren wasteland around the mirador motel, to the oil derricks and the bridge of the finale...the whole thing is thick with dusty, sweaty, claustrophobic atmosphere.
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post Jun 2 2008, 09:07 AM
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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Not much of an explanation is needed, and instead of espousing what was so great about the film (because I suspect most of the people picking or viewing the thread knows this film and knows how good it is), and so I shall just quote the Nicholson character, McMurphy-

"She was fifteen years old, going on thirty-five, Doc, and she told me she was eighteen, she was very willing, I practically had to take to sewing my pants shut. Between you and me, uh, she might have been fifteen, but when you get that little red beaver right up there in front of you, I don't think it's crazy at all and I don't think you do either. No man alive could resist that, and that's why I got into jail to begin with. And now they're telling me I'm crazy over here because I don't sit there like a goddamn vegetable. Don't make a bit of sense to me. If that's what being crazy is, then I'm senseless, out of it, gone-down-the-road, wacko. But no more, no less, that's it."
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post Jun 2 2008, 09:34 AM
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QUOTE (godthedog @ Jun 2 2008, 02:59 AM) *
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Touch of Evil

my absolute favorite movie of my absolute favorite director. i've been in love with this movie since i was 12 or 13 years old, watching the copy that i taped from AMC over and over again. just an incredible piece of work that showed how scary good orson welles could be with a steady budget and an american crew. i prefer this one to 'kane' because it doesn't try so hard to be great--it's got a gritty, pulpy humility to it that gets the "kiss kiss bang bang" appeal of american cinema in perfect harmony with the more ambitious and baroque sense of art cinema that welles helped give rise to. the great in-studio visuals that welles got on 'kane' often lead to lots of people not noticing that he was one of the best on-location guys there was. from the opening tracking shot to the john ford-like barren wasteland around the mirador motel, to the oil derricks and the bridge of the finale...the whole thing is thick with dusty, sweaty, claustrophobic atmosphere.


Goddamnit, I was going to pick that! That movie has, bar none, the best film score ever.
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post Jun 2 2008, 10:56 PM
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Twelve hours. Yoink.

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Apocalypse Now
If you ain't seen it, there ain't shit I can say to describe it. Just an astounding experience from beginning to end. I've probably watched this movie fifty times, but every single time I pop it in again I still see new things I'd never noticed before. I'd put this one above the Godfathers as the best thing Coppola's ever done. Also boasts quite possibly the greatest cinematography ever filmed.

And oh yeah, notice how nowhere in my pick did you find the word "Redux"? Fuck a buncha Redux. They were right the first time when they cut all that extraneous shit out.
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post Jun 2 2008, 11:06 PM
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For my second pick I'll take:

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Memento

One of my all time favorite movies that I never tire of watching. It blew my mind the first time I saw it and changed a little of what I though storytelling could be in movies. Movies about revenge or vengeance are the kinds I like...and this is my absolute favorite.
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post Jun 2 2008, 11:12 PM
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Jingus, have you seen Heart of Darkness?
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post Jun 2 2008, 11:24 PM
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Fargo

Everything about this is awesome. I love Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, and especially William H. Macy. It's super quotable and one of the few movies that I'll stop and watch whenever it's on TV. Oh, and there was that lady who died looking for the briefcase a few years ago.
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post Jun 3 2008, 12:14 AM
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QUOTE (Darthtiki @ Jun 3 2008, 12:12 AM) *
Jingus, have you seen Heart of Darkness?

The version with Malkovich and Roth? Yeah, several years ago. Remember not being impressed, liked the book better. (Still liked Apocalypse Now best.)
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post Jun 3 2008, 05:00 AM
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i expected 'lebowski' to be gone way before 'fargo'.
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post Jun 3 2008, 05:30 AM
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I love being at the top, because it means I can make picks like this. I'm going to take what are probably my two favourite movies from the past fifteen years. I'm picking The Whole Bloody Affair:

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Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003)
Kill Bill, Vol. 2 (2004)


I'm in the minority of people who liked the second better than the first, just because there was more of a story to it. But still...who didn't love watching Uma Thurman fight the Crazy 88's in Volume 1?
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post Jun 3 2008, 06:53 AM
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QUOTE (godthedog @ Jun 3 2008, 07:00 AM) *
i expected 'lebowski' to be gone way before 'fargo'.


That's like a parent choosing between two equally delightful but completely different children.

That said, I like Lebowski more because I like comedies. Comedies and samurai epics and westerns, in no particular order.

Sanjuro might be my favorite movie. That's all three.
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post Jun 3 2008, 06:56 AM
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post Jun 3 2008, 10:12 AM
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Heat

Sticking with the one word titles. Love the cat and mouse game here, the fact that it's De Niro vs. Pacino is just icing on the cake. The meeting in the coffee house is a great calm before the storm moment, and the gunfight after the robbery is so good. And, it's like 6 hours long, so it'll kill a lot of time if I'm stuck on an island.
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post Jun 3 2008, 11:28 AM
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Seven

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Another movie that I can just watch again and again. The acting is off the charts and it's just a fantastic movie.
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post Jun 3 2008, 11:42 AM
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Well, I couldn't get the entry in this series that I really wanted, but this one is almost an acceptable substitute:

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Alien
Still one of the scariest fucking things I've ever seen. Ridley Scott reinvented the horror genre with this film, which starts as almost a classy sort of 2001esque highbrow sci-fi prestige film, but eventually turns into something very nasty indeed. Helped start a lot of young(er) actors' promising careers, and forever established Ridley Scott as a man to be reckoned with. And oh yeah, spawned a fairly massive franchise: books, comics, games, and a bunch of sequels which (aside from the first one) unfortunately just keep getting worse.
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post Jun 3 2008, 11:49 AM
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QUOTE (CanadianChris @ Jun 3 2008, 06:30 AM) *
I'm in the minority of people who liked the second better than the first, just because there was more of a story to it. But still...who didn't love watching Uma Thurman fight the Crazy 88's in Volume 1?

Actually, after watching both movies several times, I've come to agree with you. It's true that none of the action scenes in part 2 even have a chance of living up to the Tea House Deathmatch, but I've really come to appreciate that really long showdown of words between her and Bill. #1 just wants to be nothing more than a stylish murderfest, and that's cool, but #2 seems like it's got something deeper and more humane going on.

QUOTE (Tzar Lysergic @ Jun 3 2008, 07:56 AM) *

Yes. Yes it is. Best kill out of any Kurosawa movie, and that's REALLY saying something.
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post Jun 3 2008, 12:01 PM
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QUOTE (Jingus @ Jun 3 2008, 03:14 AM) *
QUOTE (Darthtiki @ Jun 3 2008, 12:12 AM) *
Jingus, have you seen Heart of Darkness?

The version with Malkovich and Roth? Yeah, several years ago. Remember not being impressed, liked the book better. (Still liked Apocalypse Now best.)


No, I meant the documentary on the filming of Apocalypse Now.
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post Jun 3 2008, 12:12 PM
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post Jun 3 2008, 12:22 PM
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QUOTE (The Ghost of bps21 @ Jun 3 2008, 12:28 PM) *
Seven

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Another movie that I can just watch again and again. The acting is off the charts and it's just a fantastic movie.



I just...hate you....so much...
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post Jun 3 2008, 01:17 PM
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QUOTE (Les Yeux Sans Visage @ Jun 3 2008, 02:12 PM) *

Whoa, whoa, it's Porter's pick. Man, Jebus disappears and we have anarchy.
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post Jun 3 2008, 02:48 PM
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Yeah, dude, there's still six other guys before you, finger off the trigger. And where the hell is Jebus? He's missed his turn twice now.

QUOTE (Darthtiki @ Jun 3 2008, 01:01 PM) *
No, I meant the documentary on the filming of Apocalypse Now.

Ah, Hearts of Darkness. Yes, good flick. In fact, I own it, and haven't watched it in years. Should do that sometime soon. Thanks for reminding me.
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