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post #76 of 99
Besson: Taxi, The Big Blue, La Femme Nikita The rest: Stalingrad (how has no one said this yet?), Amadeus (shot entirely in the Czech Repub...does that count?), Good Bye, Lenin!, Day of the Jackal, Intermission (If you haven't seen this, RENT IT NOW), Habla con Ella, The Bicycle Thief, Burnt by the Sun (fine, Russian), Das Boot, Life is Beautiful, Nosferatu, Amelie, Layer Cake, Run Lola Run, Cinema Paradiso, Europa Europa, My Life as a Dog, Red Lights... That's about all I can think of off the top of my head. "No Mans Land" should be in there somewhere even if it's Bosnian.
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post #78 of 99
I can't believe La Haine hasn't been mentioned.Also Snatch,I know it probably isn't everybodys cup of tea but I think it is hilarious.
post #79 of 99
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I can't believe La Haine hasn't been mentioned.Also Snatch,I know it probably isn't everybodys cup of tea but I think it is hilarious.
It has.

I think many prefer the better London -based crime stuff of the sixties and seventies. Mr Ritchie's po-mo, 'mockney' fantasy played out at one remove.
The Long Good Friday comes to mind as a better example, possibly with less gags though.
The genre has never really appealed personally, possibly because it's home-grown. Have there been any decent Brit gangster flicks of recent years comparable the TLGF?
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Commenting on the avatar: what's great about kids is they can get away with bright yellow hoodies. And they're not even fussy about it, for all we know he might have jumped in a mud ditch just for the hell of it 3 seconds after this picture was taken.

As for european movies (that's quite diverse, no realy unity there either) I'd say, since such a sizeable portion of movies were made here, they occupy, of course, a large chunk of my fav or current viewings. I'd start a post with my top 100 movies with small comments but I've already posted it on two forums so I'd feel like a major list recycler, maybe I'll do one with only european movie for this thread.

He nearly fell into a deep ravine, 3 seconds after the picture was taken...

Can you explain this part of your sentence: since such a sizeable portion of movies were made here

Where's "here"?
post #82 of 99
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Originally Posted by Britalian
It has.

I think many prefer the better London -based crime stuff of the sixties and seventies. Mr Ritchie's po-mo, 'mockney' fantasy played out at one remove.
The Long Good Friday comes to mind as a better example, possibly with less gags though.
The genre has never really appealed personally, possibly because it's home-grown. Have there been any decent Brit gangster flicks of recent years comparable the TLGF?

I was sure it would have been mentioned but I read through the list twice and couldn't see it,I probably need new glasses.

I want to hate Snatch because Ritchie does annoy me because of the whole mockney thing,but I can't.It is just so funny on so many levels.
post #83 of 99
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Originally Posted by Fabienne
He nearly fell into a deep ravine, 3 seconds after the picture was taken...

Can you explain this part of your sentence: since such a sizeable portion of movies were made here

Where's "here"?

here=there (in Europe)

Not surprised about the ravine thing, the countryside is haven for kids but often quite stressful for parents.
post #84 of 99
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here=there (in Europe)

Not surprised about the ravine thing, the countryside is haven for kids but often quite stressful for parents.

I thought you were based in Canada, hence my question.

Is "Un meurtre" out in Canada? I heard E. Beart attended a film festival in Canada to present the film. Even though the director is French, I guess it's still listed as an American movie, though. Saw a scene on French TV. Bof. Not impressed by either Keitel or Beart. But out of context, so who knows.
post #85 of 99
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I was sure it would have been mentioned but I read through the list twice and couldn't see it,I probably need new glasses.

I want to hate Snatch because Ritchie does annoy me because of the whole mockney thing,but I can't.It is just so funny on so many levels.

see page 5

Love Benigni in the Rome section of Night On Earth, confessing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agKs4...e=user&search=
post #86 of 99
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see page 5

Love Benigni in the Rome section of Night On Earth, confessing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agKs4...e=user&search=

Hilarious. What an actor. Definitely one of my favorites.
post #87 of 99
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post #88 of 99
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I thought you were based in Canada, hence my question.

Is "Un meurtre" out in Canada? I heard E. Beart attended a film festival in Canada to present the film. Even though the director is French, I guess it's still listed as an American movie, though. Saw a scene on French TV. Bof. Not impressed by either Keitel or Beart. But out of context, so who knows.

"Un crime" isn't out in Canada AFAIK. Might have been presented at TO film fest though. Or maybe in Montréal, I'm a cinéphile but I haven't been following recent releases much lately.
post #89 of 99
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Originally Posted by whodini
Besson: Taxi, The Big Blue, La Femme Nikita

The rest: Stalingrad (how has no one said this yet?), Amadeus (shot entirely in the Czech Repub...does that count?), Good Bye, Lenin!, Day of the Jackal, Intermission (If you haven't seen this, RENT IT NOW), Habla con Ella, The Bicycle Thief, Burnt by the Sun (fine, Russian), Das Boot, Life is Beautiful, Nosferatu, Amelie, Layer Cake, Run Lola Run, Cinema Paradiso, Europa Europa, My Life as a Dog, Red Lights... That's about all I can think of off the top of my head. "No Mans Land" should be in there somewhere even if it's Bosnian.

Stalingrad was indeed good. I forgot about it.

Has anyone mentioned Luc Besson's Deep BLue? I also liked Il Postino, which someone mentioned a little earlier.
post #90 of 99
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Stalingrad was indeed good. I forgot about it.

Has anyone mentioned Luc Besson's Deep BLue? I also liked Il Postino, which someone mentioned a little earlier.
"The Big Blue"=Deep Blue
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