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post #91 of 129
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Originally Posted by Saucemaster View Post

...but I must kill you anyway.



I'll hold his arms while you poke him in the eye with a sharp stick.

Any of these lists - modern noir, Nicholson movies, LA movies (haven't done that one yet) - on which Chinatown is not number one are deeply flawed.
post #92 of 129
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post
My list:

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

Chinatown is overrated.

Good calls on Memento and The Last Seduction. I wouldn't put A Simple Plan in my top five, but it was a solid movie. Also, if you've never read the book, I recommend it. Just when you think it can't get any more depressing, it does.

I shall ignore your comment regarding Chinatown.
post #93 of 129
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Originally Posted by Baron View Post
I'll hold his arms while you poke him in the eye with a sharp stick.

As you should have gathered from my choice of smiley, it's not a STICK, it's an épée. You are obviously poorly bred. Even if you do have good taste in film.

Do the LA movies! I'm too lazy to do it myself.
post #94 of 129
Best L.A. movies. Just five is pretty much impossible, and I'm bound to forget something, but here goes: 1. Chinatown - creation myth 2. Blade Runner - the dystopic vision 3. Sunset Boulevard - the classic Hollywood movie 4. The Long Goodbye - the classic noir novel transposed onto the 1970's Hollywood Hills 5. Valley Girl - going way off the charts with this one, but it's one of the best teen movies ever, a brilliant Romeo and Juliet story that holds up incredibly well, and it's SO L.A.! The conflict between the hip punk rock city kids and the suburban Vals is such a huge part of growing up in Southern California in the 70's and 80's. I know there are a million other candidates for this list: Mullholland Drive, Short Cuts, The Player, Rebel Without a Cause, Menace 2 Society, Big Wednesday, Double Indemnity, Shampoo, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, etc, etc, etc. It's a painful list to make.
post #95 of 129
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Originally Posted by Baron View Post
Best L.A. movies. Just five is pretty much impossible, and I'm bound to forget something, but here goes: 1. Chinatown - creation myth 2. Blade Runner - the dystopic vision 3. Sunset Boulevard - the classic Hollywood movie 4. The Long Goodbye - the classic noir novel transposed onto the 1970's Hollywood Hills 5. Valley Girl - going way off the charts with this one, but it's one of the best teen movies ever, a brilliant Romeo and Juliet story that holds up incredibly well, and it's SO L.A.! The conflict between the hip punk rock city kids and the suburban Vals is such a huge part of growing up in Southern California in the 70's and 80's. I know there are a million other candidates for this list: Mullholland Drive, Short Cuts, The Player, Rebel Without a Cause, Menace 2 Society, Big Wednesday, Double Indemnity, Shampoo, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, etc, etc, etc. It's a painful list to make.
LA Story, Mullholland Falls, Nick of Time, LA Confidential, Rocketeer...
post #96 of 129
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
LA Story, Mullholland Falls, Nick of Time, LA Confidential, Rocketeer...
Less Than Zero. I, thankfully, cannot say that it mirrored my LA experience, but it wasn't that far off.
post #97 of 129
Good list of L.A. movies. Definitely agree on Blade Runner and Chinatown, the others are at least debatable.

Chinatown is also one of the 5 greatest movie posters of all time:


The rest of the list:
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's

3. Sullivan's Travels

4. Vertigo

5. Straw Dogs (the black and white one, with Hoffman's face in closeup)
post #98 of 129
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
Less Than Zero. I, thankfully, cannot say that it mirrored my LA experience, but it wasn't that far off.
At least you didn't say "Day of the Locust." Top 5 musicians/bands out of the LA area: 1) Beach Boys 2) NWA (and the solo careers spawned) 3) The Doors 4) Bad Religion 5) Beck Mentionables: Santana, RHCP, Love, Sly & the Family Stone, Stone Temple Pilots, Flogging Molly, X, The Cramps, NOFX
post #99 of 129
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
At least you didn't say "Day of the Locust." Top 5 musicians/bands out of the LA area: 1) Beach Boys 2) NWA (and the solo careers spawned) 3) The Doors 4) Bad Religion 5) Beck Mentionables: Santana, RHCP, Love, Sly & the Family Stone, Stone Temple Pilots, Flogging Molly, X, The Cramps, NOFX
Jane's Addiction? Red Hot Chili Peppers? Arthur Lee, RIP. Whodini, in honor of your handle, and Tokyo Slim, #5's for you, best early 80s hip-hop/breakdancing music groups: 5. Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick 4. Whodini 3. Afrikaa Bambataa and the Soul Sonic Force 2. Run-DMC 1. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five Honorables: Dr. Dre and the World Class Wreckin' Crew (NWA before NWA), Ice-T, the Boogie Boys, The Fat Boys, UTFO, Kurtis Blow, LL Cool J
post #100 of 129
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Originally Posted by Sartorian View Post
Jane's Addiction? Red Hot Chili Peppers?

Arthur Lee, RIP.

Whodini, in honor of your handle, and Tokyo Slim, #5's for you, best early 80s hip-hop/breakdancing music groups:

5. Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick
4. Whodini
3. Afrikaa Bambataa and the Soul Sonic Force
2. Run-DMC
1. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

Honorables: Dr. Dre and the World Class Wreckin' Crew (NWA before NWA), Ice-T, the Boogie Boys, The Fat Boys, UTFO, Kurtis Blow, LL Cool J


The Five Slickest Ricks
1. Rick James
2. Slick Rick
3. Ric(k) Flair
4. Rick Ross
5. Rick Springfield (although his lamentations about Jessie's girl were somewhat pre-emo. You're a soap opera star and you can't take a girl from a guy named "jessie"? Needs to sharpen up his cockblocking skills)
post #101 of 129
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
At least you didn't say "Day of the Locust."

Top 5 musicians/bands out of the LA area:
1) Beach Boys
2) NWA (and the solo careers spawned)
3) The Doors
4) Bad Religion
5) Beck

Mentionables: Santana, RHCP, Love, Sly & the Family Stone, Stone Temple Pilots, Flogging Molly, X, The Cramps, NOFX

You named some real stinker up there and left out Van Halen, The Eagles, Guns And Roses (and the whole hair metal scene, which probably underrated because they wrote a ton of great pop songs), Los Lobos, The Bobby Fuller Four, Queens of the Stone Age, Black Flag, The Germs, The Circle Jerks, Thelonious Monster, and the best of all L.A. bands - X.

Plus, Sly & the Family Stone were from Oakland.
post #102 of 129
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post
The Five Slickest Ricks 1. Rick James 2. Slick Rick 3. Ric(k) Flair 4. Rick Ross 5. Rick Springfield (although his lamentations about Jessie's girl were somewhat pre-emo. You're a soap opera star and you can't take a girl from a guy named "jessie"? Needs to sharpen up his cockblocking skills)
Top Five Funniest Dave Chappelle characters: 1. Prince ("Shoot the J. Shoot it!") 2. Rick James 3. Tyrone Biggums 4. The Black Klan Member 5. The Black George Bush
post #103 of 129
^^^ Rick James has to be #1, and I don't think that's even high enough. That's the only thing on my Tivo that's saved permanently.
post #104 of 129
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Originally Posted by Baron View Post
^^^
Rick James has to be #1, and I don't think that's even high enough. That's the only thing on my Tivo that's saved permanently.

I knew there would be many dissenters, but I feel the Prince sketch is superior. The part where he dunks and takes his hands off the rim, only to hover there and then slowly float down kills me absolutely every time.
post #105 of 129
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Originally Posted by Brian278 View Post
I knew there would be many dissenters, but I feel the Prince sketch is superior. The part where he dunks and takes his hands off the rim, only to hover there and then slowly float down kills me absolutely every time.

+1

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