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Best Movie Ever...

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Eric, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. oscarthewild

    oscarthewild Senior member

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    tampopo most excellent. Got my wife into interesting movies. Before she was purely in commercial fluff.
     
  2. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    i never read the book. a friend of mine did and said minghella wanted to make his film version true to the novel. ripley's not gay in 'purple noon' so i don't know where minghella got it from if it's not in the book.
     
  3. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    My taste in movies skews heavily toward crime thrillers and noir:

    Memento
    L.A. Confidential
    The Usual Suspects
    The Last Seduction
    A Simple Plan
    Body Heat
    Blood Simple
    House Of Games
    The Spanish Prisoner
    Red Rock West
    Kill Me Again
    Fight Club
    Collateral
    To Live And Die In L.A.
    Seven
    The Game
    Infernal Affairs
    Identity
    The Conversation
     
  4. petescolari

    petescolari Senior member

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    LA Confidential
    To Catch a Thief
    Pink Panther
    Caddyshack
    Lebowski

    The adaption of James Ellroy that Brian Helgelund did is absolutely amazing. To me, it is a perfect film noir movie and one of my favorite books.

    One movie that sucked me in and then spit me out was Hurlyburly. The first 15 minutes or so has some of the best dialogue between Spacey and Penn when they are talking to each other on their cells phones while driving to work. Unfortunately, the rest of the movie falls flat in my book.

    On the other hand, the first time I watched Big Lebowski, I hated it. It wasn't till I saw it again and again did I realize how amazing it is.

    One last thought. Why hasn't anyone ever made The Asian Saga (Shogun, Gai Jin, Noble House) into the cinematic masterpiece it deserves to be? The Richard Chamberlain production is awful.
     
  5. Steve B.

    Steve B. Senior member

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    Just rented Harold and Kumar go to White Castle

    Haven't laughed that hard in ????

    And De-Lovely was awfully good, too. Especially the clothes...

    (Have been on a movie renting binge lately)
     
  6. nightowl6261a

    nightowl6261a Senior member

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    Gone With The Wind...it is the real south as it was, we loved everybody.
     
  7. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    After many, many years, I saw "Paper Chase" again--the movie, not the TV series--on the Turner Classic Movie channel. I forgot how much I loved it. It would be great to see the TV series, again.

    "...a skull full of mush." --Professor Kingsfield
     
  8. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    Three Montgomery Clift movies:

    A Place in the Sun
    Trial at Nuremburg
    I Confess

    All three would be ruined if they were in color. What great acting.
     
  9. Spiritinthesky

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    Avocat Senior member

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    Yes, I believe based on the short story "Second Variety." Apparently there's an adaptation perhaps his finest book, "THe Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch" in the works. There's also a very faithful adaptation of "Confessions of a Crap Artist", but i forget the title of the movie (It's in french). koji
    +1 I quite like Dick, too. I recently viewed Blade Runner again, and it never grows tired. Confessions was one of his non-science fiction works, a very funny novel -in a tragic way-which I enjoyed. I heard they were adapting it to film back in the 90s, but I've yet to see it. I believe its called Confessions d'un Barjo and heard they shifted the story line to modern France, as I recall. Almost forgot all about it until surfing this thread: I'll have to check it out; thanks for reminding me! Wonderful collection of films being discussed here. Many great candidates for watching again, and a few listed here which sound quite good actually and which I'll have to check out also. Cheers EDIT: that's very funny, chakmak. I'm of course referring to Philip K. Dick, the novelist, silly, whose works folks can read more about here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_K._Dick and agree, Biggskip; nice add on the music angle, which is so oft forgotten yet adds so much to a film! I like a lot of works you mention as well, dwyhajlo: some I'm not familiar with but enjoy many of the same directors so will have to check some of those others out - thanks!
     
  11. Biggskip

    Biggskip Senior member

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    I love how this five year old thread was resurrected because of a spammer!

    Back to topic:

    Heat (the most badass Moby's music has ever seemed)
    Casino (perhaps best marriage of music an film of all time)
    Goodfellas (1st half of the film is the most entrancing 90 min. I've ever seen)
     
  12. Chubbs

    Chubbs Senior member

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    +1

    I quite like Dick, too.


    Oh really?
     
  13. dwyhajlo

    dwyhajlo Senior member

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    Well, here's a list I prepared for something else before:

     

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