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post #46 of 73
I just read this thread and I am truly surprised no one mentioned "In the Mood for Love". Trying to get everything watching it once is almost impossible. I have now watched it three times and still see things that I missed.
post #47 of 73
In the Mood for Love was an excellent film. koji
post #48 of 73
Not sure if this movie has been mentioned.....Harold and Maude
post #49 of 73
Ordinary People... Citizen Kane...
post #50 of 73
Dog Soldiers.
post #51 of 73
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Pretty Woman? You really think it's even in the top 50 movies ever? Oh man... I think my eyes have started bleeding.
You're right about that. I read the topic, but started to put down whatever movie came to mind in a frenzy without thinking to much. There are many great movies that I haven't mentioned, but deserve to be praised as such. Being tired and about to go to bed didn't help either in putting some structure to the information, using the right tone and style, or even correcting the spelling and punctuation. It's just a big tedious paragraph. But you must be a curious type, and you seem to  love movies. And, patient too.
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I take it that english is NOT your first language.
No, it is not. I would be interested if you could comment on that.
post #52 of 73
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(Tokyo Slim @ 20 Dec. 2004, 12:38) Pretty Woman? You really think it's even in the top 50 movies ever? Oh man... I think my eyes have started bleeding.
You're right about that. I read the topic, but started to put down whatever movie came to mind in a frenzy without thinking to much. There are many great movies that I haven't mentioned, but deserve to be praised as such. Being tired and about to go to bed didn't help either in putting some structure to the information, using the right tone and style, or even correcting the spelling and punctuation. It's just a big tedious paragraph. But you must be a curious type, and you seem to  love movies. And, patient too.
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I take it that english is NOT your first language.
No, it is not. I would be interested if you could comment on that.
Uh... wow. That quote from me sounds a bit condescending doesn't it? I don't believe I meant it to be, and I apologize if you took it that way. I read your paragraph over a few times, and it for some reason, it really struck me as if you were typing it with an accent. (if that's even possible.) I thought it was a particularly odd thing to notice. I'd blame it on the booze, but I hardly drink. So I'll just blame it on the crack pipe instead... It takes a very secure man to admit that he liked Pretty Woman.
post #53 of 73
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Add Gattaca to my list, I forgot about this one. Its a gem. Eric
post #54 of 73
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Two more: Forrest Gump, Garden State Eric
post #55 of 73
Brassed Off (Just saw it again on TV the other day. Fantastic brass band music&#33 Billy Elliott (Truly, in spite of its rough language, one the greatest "family" values movies ever made--how a father makes the ultimate sacrifice for his son.) For years, I've been a fan of the British TV show, "Coronation Street", and I always am attracted to movies like the above.
post #56 of 73
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Before Sunset, Before Sunrise I heard about these movies from someone on this forum, checked them out and was amazed. Wow, great movies, same vein as Lost in Translation and Eternal Sunshine, but done much better. Eric
post #57 of 73
All time greatest is To Catch a Thief. A sartorially resplendent Cary Grant on the riviera with Grace Kelly. How can you get any better?
post #58 of 73
I agree on Donnie Darko; it really grew on me. The use of the Echo & the Bunnymen song "The Killing Moon" was a great touch. Plus, hey, Maggie Gyllenhaal. Also agree on La Dolce Vita, though I can't sit down to watch it now. Not many Bonds mentioned, hm. I definitely wouldn't call any of them the "best" movie ever, but a) neither would I call almost any other film listed here and b) people seem to be listing their favorite films rather than a single contender for some sort of absolute best. On Her Majesty's Secret Service is a fun watch for me -- the only Bond that allows a hint of Swinging London in (forget Casino Royale). Lazenby was awful but no serious Bond actor could have pulled it off anyway. Diana Rigg as one of the very few good actresses as a Bond girl (and, of course, very hot) is a plus. And Telly Savalas -- whenever I see him as Blofeld I keep thinking he's going to start calling everyone "Baby" and offering them Player's Club cards. Yeah yeah, Goldfinger is the usual "best Bond" choice... CQ -- very, very cool. Tom Jones, with Albert Finney. Topkapi. About a Boy (Okay, I had to search for a good Hugh Grant movie after I found out he liked Richard James.) Army of Darkness (because Bruce Campbell rocks. So let's add Bubba Ho-Tep too.) Croupier. Darling. Julie Christie at her peak, the seamy side of glamour in 1960s Paris and London. Dirk Bogarde and Lawrence Harvey in form. Kind Hearts and Coronets. Like a British version of Purple Noon, done for laughs. My Beautiful Laundrette. Office Space. Dude, did I miss it or has it really NOT been mentioned here yet? The Ruling Class (anyone tell I'm a 60s British film fan yet?). Surprisingly resonant class satire. Killing Zoe (best watched with a buzz)... Y Tu Mama Tambien Stupid fun French movie: Les Comperes... Stupid fun movie: Spaceballs. And, heck, Three Amigos, if only for the scene where they shoot the invisible man. Really stupid fun movie: Zorro the Gay Blade. Proof that George Hamilton is a great yet underrated actor, not just an orange prune in Anderson & Sheppard. Really bad movie I found fun: Buffalo Soldiers. Decade-defining comedy: Swingers
post #59 of 73
Being There with Peter Sellers. "I like to watch, Eve" North By Northwest. Cary Grant is great. Martin Landau is really creepy.
post #60 of 73
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one question: at the end of 'ripley', he kills his lover. doesn't this open up another can of worms and how he will dispose of the body, etc...? instead the movie just ends. there's no conclusion for me. apparently in the book ripley gets away with his crimes, but the way the end was portrayed in the film just doesn't work.
In Patricia Highsmith's books Ripley was not gay.
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