Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by thestereofan, Feb 10, 2015.
Ice Cold In Alex
Flight Of The Phoenix
Evil Dead II
Haha! Oddly enough, my favorite movie is "Meatballs" and my most hated movie is "Sleepaway Camp."
This person concurs with your statement:
I prefer this one
A Clockwork Orange
Raiders of the Lost Ark
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
How did I forget Amadeus?!
O Lucky Man
Young Adult is one of the greats!
One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Last Tango in Paris
Back to the Future
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Based on re-watchability:
1. Star Wars - only the classic '77 version counts for me (it is not "A New Hope"!); I've worn out at least 3 VHS editions, and have finally ponied up for the 2006 "Gout" DVD ("George's Original Unaltered Trilogy"), which works just fine on my old analog Hitachi TV, but would be problematic for anyone with an anamorphic widescreen. I've also supplemented this with the '93 box set of soundtracks from each of the three films, but have only additionally purchased Empire Strikes Back on DVD to complement Star Wars (never liked Return of the Jedi). While there's been some talk of Disney re-releasing them with a full restoration at last, I'm not exactly holding my breath, and can live with these old laserdisc transfers until that eventuality; besides, the clunkiness of this "bonus" DVD presentation actually kinda makes Star Wars look more like a "70's movie" anyway.
2. Road House - this comes on television so often that I almost didn't need to get it on DVD, but I've recently relented, and picked it up for cheap. IMHO, this film should be put in a time capsule to sum up all things 80's; basically, mullets and monster trucks!
3. The Wizard of Oz - yes, it's full of sentimental goo, and yes, it has perhaps lost some of its "magical" luster from the days when it enjoyed those yearly showings on television, but for me, I remain "enchanted" (if you will) by its sheer entertainment value, which has just as much a "camp" following as it does a mainstream one. This would actually make a great double feature with The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but that latter film didn't make my top five, nor did The Sound of Music, which might also work especially well as a singalong with the right audience.
4. The Blues Brothers - my favorite of the SNL-derived feature films (if you asked me this 20 years ago I might have said Caddyshack, which I still enjoy, btw), making the top five mainly by virtue of those outstanding cameo appearances by various musicians, many of whom are sadly no longer with us. Never again will there be a cast assembled quite like this, nor perhaps a movie that is so eminently quotable. "Orange whip?"
5. The Producers - my guess is that Mel Brooks will be better remembered for Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, but I've always found this earlier film to be more consistently enjoyable; I recommend passing on the Broadway remake, however.
Runners up (any of these could have been #5):
Raiders of the Lost Ark, Conan the Barbarian, The Road Warrior, The Terminator, This Is Spinal Tap, Jaws, Lawrence of Arabia, The Bad News Bears, Time Bandits, any Thin Man movie, any Astaire & Rogers movie, (almost) any Sean Connery Bond film, (almost) any Marx Bros. movie, (almost) any Hitchcock movie, etc.
1. Grease (1978)
2. Roman Holiday (1953)
3. Its A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
4. Stagecoach (1939)
5. Some Like It Hot (1959)
The Stepford wives
The Godfather Part 1
No Country For Old Men
If you participate in this thread, make sure "favorite movie" isn't one of the security question/answers you use for any important accounts.
In no particular order:
Solaris (directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972) has so many layers there's a couple of good movies in there.
Invisible Waves (Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, 2006) treads the line between a dream and a waking nightmare.
Runaway Train (Andrei Konchalovsky, 1985) has me rooting for characters I don't really like.
Hana-bi (Takeshi Kitano, 1997) shocks me every time because I remember it as such a sweet story but there's such brutality to it.
Woman of the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964) stays with me like a misplaced grain of sand.
Here's my list, in chronological order:
A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
The Towering Inferno (John Guillermin, 1974)
Superman (Richard Donner, 1978)
Koyaanisqatsi (Godfrey Reggio, 1982)
Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000)
That's a far more diverse - and older - collection of films than I'd originally expected it to be!
straight out of my head but maybe not officially yet...
Star Wars (the original 1977 cut)
The Truman Show
Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii (the original 1972 cut)
The Godfather Part II
The Empire Strikes Back
Well, this thread certainly tells you who's in the forum. Mine (hasn't changed in years, regrettably (wish I'd seen more!)) -
Andrei Rublev, Tarkovsky
Grand Illusion, Renoir
Long Days Journey Into Night, Lumet
Five Women Around Utamaro, Mizoguchi
About the only thing that these movies have in common is that they're all black and white films made by directors at the beginning of their most productive period. I suppose it's the rawness or freshness of their approaches, along with their very distinct styles and concerns that continues to intrigue me after countless viewings.
Lawrence of Arabia
Touch of Evil
Throne of Blood
Too many to choose!
Too many to list!!!
Watching Pans Labyrinth in a few minutes. Thanks for the reminder. The CC edition certainly has an odd director intro. Here is del Toro chatting up the film taped around the time of it's initial release.
Interstellar - Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece IMO. This movie filled me with wonder more than any other sci-fi movie. The scene where the ship flies over the black hole blew my mind.
The Godfather 2 - Al Pacino. What an actor. Understated masterpiece of acting. Brilliant storyline. Leaves you thinking about a lot of things for days afterwards.
Million Dollar Baby - Hillary Swanks’s best performance and Clint Eastwood’s masterpiece IMO. The story of an underdog refusing to let life get the better of her. Very moving film. Stayed with me for days afterwards.
Lord Of The Rings - Return Of The King - An epic film that has pretty much everything you want in an epic. An amazing conclusion to one of the best trilogies of all time.
Twister - I’m fascinated by tornadoes and this film certainly fascinated me at the time.
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