Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Oatsdad, Jun 17, 2012.
We lost "Liberty Valance" last time, so we're left with five. Pick the ONE weakest link!
'Liberty Valance' would be in my top 2 or 3, so this won't be close to how I'd view it.
'Vertigo' until it is mercifully gone - it doesn't even belong in this company, IMO.
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, to my mind, doesn't add up to the others. Stewart, in Vertigo gives a performance for the ages, and a man who is "out of balance" in his life and relationships. The best movie going experience I've ever had was seeing Vertigo, newly restored, on a big screen in Seattle.
Never cared for Philadelphia Story.
Probably couldn't choose between It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo and Rear Window.
Mr Smith goes to Washington
No 'Man' in the title but 'Mr' is close enough.
I believe the working title was "Man Who Goes to Washington"...
Well - whoever he was, I'm wishing him on his way.
It's getting more difficult to make a choice, now. Of those left, I voted for Vertigo. I am hoping The Philadelphia Story will make it further, because I really think it is a classic comedy. Sadly, it doesn't play as well to today's audience.
Vertigo. For me, Philadelphia Story is the best of the films remaining.
Gritted teeth and voted for Philadelphia Story. As much as I admire and adore all of these (especially intoxicated Jimmy!), Rear Window would be next then possibly IAWL. Mr. Smith and Vertigo are the polar opposites of humanity. One is an idealistic dream while the other is absolute haunted despair.
Big Philadelphia Story fan here too.
But jeez, lookit those other titles. Masterworks.
Sunday night bump!
It's a Wonderful Life
just too sappy
Winchester '77 is Stewart's best role, as opposed to his best film. Except for Wonderful Life, those above are terribly overrated - Vertigo especially (and I'm a Hitchcock fanatic).
Was that the sequel to Winchester '73?
For whatever reason, I managed to not see as a kid so it lacks any sentimental value. By time I did see it, I'd seen so many paraodies of it on sitcom Christmas episodes that it has no punch. Shame to hold that against it, but that's my vote.
I think he really meant to mention "Airport '77" - everyone knows that's Stewart's best film! I left it out because it would've made everything else redundant...
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