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post #76 of 129
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Top 5 80's Arnie movies:

1. Commando
2. The Terminator
3. Predator
4. The Running Man
5. Conan the Barbarian

And where is Total Recall? That would bump Running Man, for me.

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husker du
the replacements
meat puppets
sonic youth
minutemen

Are Sonic Youth really a band of the 80s? I dunno...

Top 5 movies set in the 80s, but made later. (This is fun to do with other decades--like "When the hell was Withnail and I made?")

1. Wedding Singer
2. Donnie Darko
3. American Psycho
4. 24-hour Party People
5. 200 Cigarettes (this movie is terrible, but it must be mentioned.
post #77 of 129
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Originally Posted by Sartorian View Post
Wasn't that 90's?

And I thought it was 'Running Man', no 'The'.

Top five fad dances:

5. The Running Man
4. The Cabbage Patch
3. The Macarena Dance
2. Moonwalk
1. Lambadaaaaaa!
It was. But at 5:52am I read it as "top arnie movies" only.
post #78 of 129
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Originally Posted by shoreman1782 View Post

Top 5 movies set in the 80s, but made later. (This is fun to do with other decades--like "When the hell was Withnail and I made?")

1. Wedding Singer
2. Donnie Darko
3. American Psycho
4. 24-hour Party People
5. 200 Cigarettes (this movie is terrible, but it must be mentioned.

I only really agree with two of your selections, and then, not the order.

I would probably go:
American Psycho, The Lives Of Others, Donnie Darko, American Splendor, and Fargo.

I purposefully did not include The Godfather III. What a piece of shit. Friday Night Lights almost made it, which I liked slightly better than Miracle (also set in the 80's). The People vs. Larry Flynt is an honorable mention.


Best Modern Noir.

1: Blade Runner
2: Chinatown
3: Basic Instinct
4: L.A. Confidential
5: Mulholland Falls
post #79 of 129
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Originally Posted by shoreman1782 View Post
And where is Total Recall?

It's right there in 1990.

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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post

Best Modern Noir.

1: Blade Runner
2: Chinatown
3: Basic Instinct
4: L.A. Confidential
5: Mulholland Falls


What about The Man who wasn't there ?



Top 5 Jack Nicholson movies:

1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
2. Batman
3. The Departed
4. The Shining
5. Chinatown
post #80 of 129
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post
Best Modern Noir.

1: Blade Runner
2: Chinatown
3: Basic Instinct
4: L.A. Confidential
5: Mulholland Falls

Are you counting Miller's Crossing as noir? If so, I'd consider that a gaping hole in the list.

Top 5 Coen Bros. movies:

1. Miller's Crossing
2. Hudsucker Proxy
3. Fargo
4. The Big Lebowski
5. The Man Who Wasn't There
post #81 of 129
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What about The Man who wasn't there ?
LOL... we both think of a modern noir that's not on the list, but pick different Coen brothers movies.
post #82 of 129
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As far as the Coen bros - I thought Blood Simple was better (as noir) than either two of the other movies mentioned. So there's a third. Just goes to show you how good they are as filmmakers. BUT I wouldn't even place Blood Simple at number six... That spot goes to Blue Velvet.
post #83 of 129
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post
As far as the Coen bros - I thought Blood Simple was better (as noir) than either two of the other movies mentioned. So there's a third. Just goes to show you how good they are as filmmakers.

BUT I wouldn't even place Blood Simple at number six... That spot goes to Blue Velvet.

Dudes, I've got to interject. Just saw 'The French Connection' and it really has to bump something out of any of your revised lists. I'm starting with 'Basic Instinct', you guys can debate the remainders.

BTW, can we stop veering back into the movie lane?
post #84 of 129
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Originally Posted by Sartorian View Post
Dudes, I've got to interject. Just saw 'The French Connection' and it really has to bump something out of any of your revised lists. I'm starting with 'Basic Instinct', you guys can debate the remainders. BTW, can we stop veering back into the movie lane?
Well this thread is about movies, music, and entertainment in general. And movies is about all I've got on tap. Oh, and RE: TFC I hate to disagree, bu at least in my opinion, The French Connection doesn't belong on my list of "modern noir". It is, however, and excellent movie.
post #85 of 129
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Originally Posted by Saucemaster View Post
Are you counting Miller's Crossing as noir? If so, I'd consider that a gaping hole in the list. Top 5 Coen Bros. movies: 1. Miller's Crossing 2. Hudsucker Proxy 3. Fargo 4. The Big Lebowski 5. The Man Who Wasn't There
Nice to see Miller's Crossing at #1. An underrated classic: Sticking with the theme, top 5 The Big Lebowski quotes: 1) Maude Lebowski: What do you do for recreation? The Dude: Oh, the usual. I bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback. 2) The Dude: Also, my rug was stolen. Younger Cop: The rug was in the car? The Dude: No. It was here. Younger Cop: [eager] Oh, separate incidents. Maude Lebowski: [on answering machine] Jeffrey, this is Maude Lebowski. I need to see you. I'm the one who took your rug. Younger Cop: Well. I guess we can close the books on that one. 3) The Dude: Nobody calls me Lebowski. You got the wrong guy. I'm the Dude, man. Blond Treehorn Thug: Your name's Lebowski, Lebowski. Your wife is Bunny. The Dude: My... my wi-, my wife, Bunny? Do you see a wedding ring on my finger? Does this place look like I'm fucking married? The toilet seat's up, man! 4) Walter Sobchak: Now so far, we have what appears to me to be a series of victimless crimes. The Dude: What about the toe? Walter Sobchak: Forget about the fucking toe! Coffee Shop Waitress: Excuse me, sir. Could you please keep your voices down? This is a family restaurant. Walter Sobchak: Oh please, dear? For your information, the Supreme Court has roundly rejected prior restraint. 5) Walter Sobchak: Am I wrong? The Dude: No you're not wrong. Walter Sobchak: Am I wrong? The Dude: You're not wrong Walter. You're just an asshole. Walter Sobchak: All right then. And two more for good measure: Maude Lebowski: My father's weakness is vanity, hence the slut. Jackie Treehorn: People forget the brain is the biggest erogenous zone. The Dude: On you maybe.
post #86 of 129
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post
Well this thread is about movies, music, and entertainment in general. And movies is about all I've got on tap. Oh, and RE: TFC I hate to disagree, bu at least in my opinion, The French Connection doesn't belong on my list of "modern noir". It is, however, and excellent movie.
I only thought if it because it wrapped up 'NYC Noir week' at FilmForum: http://www.filmforum.org/films/french.html I definitely thought it fit the bill: though it was totally lacking in a femme fatale, the plot was about as twisted and ultimately meaningless as most of the classics, and the dialogue, it really doesn't get much snappier, does it? Anyone seen Boorman's 'Point Blank'? That'd be another one for the list. Nice thread, BTW, quite entertaining.
post #87 of 129
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Originally Posted by Saucemaster View Post
Are you counting Miller's Crossing as noir? If so, I'd consider that a gaping hole in the list.

Top 5 Coen Bros. movies:

1. Miller's Crossing
2. Hudsucker Proxy
3. Fargo
4. The Big Lebowski
5. The Man Who Wasn't There

Hard to pick but Raising Arizona would be up there too imo.

Top 5 movies set in Vegas:

5. Bugsy
4. Fear and Loathing in LV
3. Ocean's Eleven (1960)
2. Leaving Las Vegas
1. Casino

Honorable mention to Very Bad Things, Ocean's 11 and The Cooler.
post #88 of 129
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post
Best Modern Noir.

1: Blade Runner
2: Chinatown
3: Basic Instinct
4: L.A. Confidential
5: Mulholland Falls

I think mine would go like this:

1. Chinatown
2. Blade Runner
3. L.A. Confidential
4. One False Move
5. Blood Simple
post #89 of 129
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post
Best Modern Noir.

1: Blade Runner
2: Chinatown
3: Basic Instinct
4: L.A. Confidential
5: Mulholland Falls
My list:

1. Memento
2. L.A. Confidential
3. The Last Seduction
4. Blood Simple
5. A Simple Plan

Chinatown is overrated.
post #90 of 129
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post
5. A Simple Plan

I absolutely love that movie...

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Chinatown is overrated.

...but I must kill you anyway.
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