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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #200 on: September 04, 2014, 10:59:24 PM »
Here's #102-200 for your viewing pleasure:

102 Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfresson, 2008)
103 Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders, 1987)
104 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Archers, 1943)
105 Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson,1999)
106 His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940)
107 Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)
108 8 ˝ (1963, Federico Fellini)
109 Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971)
110 This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
111 Charade (Stanley Donen, 1963)
112 Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)
113 Scenes From a Marriage (1973, Ingmar Bergman)
114 The Prestige (Christopher Nolan, 2006)
115 Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley, 1992)
116 Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks, 1938)
117 Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)
118 The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathon Demme, 1991)
119 Aliens (James Cameron, 1986)
120 Network (Sidney Lumet, 1976)
121 Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
122 Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly, 2001)
123 The Thing [John Carpenter, 1982]
124 Nights of Cabiria (1957, Federico Fellini)
125 Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958)
126 Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953)
127 The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)
128 Last Year in Marienbad (Alain Resnais, 1961)
129 L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson  1997)
130 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart, 1971)
131 Le Samourai (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967)
132 The Exorcist (1973)
133 Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)
134 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977)
135 Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa, 1961)
136 The Truman Show (Peter Wier, 1998)
137 Beau travail (Claire Denis, 1999)
138 High and Low (Akira Kurosawa, 1963)
139 Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater, 1995)
140 Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012)
141 Once (John Carney, 2006)
142 The Sound of Music (Robert Wise, 1965)
143 Miller's Crossing (Joel Coen, 1990)
144 Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011)
145 Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979)
146 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Shane Black, 2005)
147 Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze, 1999)
148 The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch, 1940)
149 North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)
150 Stop Making Sense (1984, Jonathan Demme)
151 (500) Days of Summer (Marc Webb, 2009)
152 The Incredibles (2004, Brad Bird)
153 An Angel at My Table (Jane Campion, 1990)
154 Dawn of the Dead (George A Romero, 1978)
155 Black Narcissus (Archers, 1947)
156 Heat (Michael Mann, 1995)
157 Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondō, 1995)
158 Ghostbusters (Harold Ramis, 1984)
159 Bicycle Thieves (1948)
160 Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis, 1994)
161 Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
162 Leon: The Professional (Luc Besson, 1994)
163 Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)
164 Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock, 1943)
165 The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
166 Cool Hand Luke (Stuart Rosenberg, 1967)
167 Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995)
168 City of God (2002, Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund)
169 Good Will Hunting (Gus Van Sant, 1997)
170 Mahanagar (Satyajit Ray, 1963)
171 Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (Tim Burton, 1985)
172 American Beauty (Sam Mendes, 1999)
173 The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler, 1946)
174 Shaun of the Dead [Edgar Wright, 2004]
175 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Frank Capra, 1939)
176 Hoop Dreams (Steve James, 1994)
177 Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006)
178 The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
179 Eraserhead (David Lynch, 1977)
180 Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, 2007)
181 Army of Shadows (1969, Jean-Pierre Melville)
182 Time of the Gypsies (Emir Kusturica, 1988)
183 Jane Eyre (Cary Fukunaga, 2011)
184 Oldboy (Chan-wook Park  2003)
185 Aguirre: The Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 1972)
186 WALL-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)
187 Blue Velvet  (David Lynch, 1986)
188 United 93 (Paul Greengrass, 2006)
189 Il Posto (Ermanno Olmi, 1961)
190 The Son (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, 2002)
191  V for Vendetta (James McTeigue, 2005)
192 The Breakfast Club (John Hughes, 1985)
193 The Vanishing  (George Sluizer  1988)
194 Gummo (Harmony Korine, 1997)
195 Sherlock, Jr. (Buster Keaton, 1924)
196 Goodbye Mr. Chips (Sam Wood, 1939)
197 The Long Day Closes (1992, Terence Davies)
198 The Hole (1998, Ming-liang Tsai)
199 Lucky Star (Frank Borzage, 1929)
200 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007, Andrew Dominik)
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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #201 on: September 04, 2014, 11:02:56 PM »
Things I love from that list: Col Blimp, Quiet Lambs, Lucky Star, The Shop Around the Corner

Things I don't love from that list: Aliens and Network right next to each other, Oldboy.
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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #202 on: September 04, 2014, 11:10:27 PM »
Here's some thoughts after looking at the list for a while:

-The list that introduced me to the idea of "great" film is the AFI list.  But the list that really embodied that, that I could really embrace and understand these films to be great for all the reasons that they are is the Filmspotting 100.  There is a common element to this list over the last six years that I've been examining it, and I realize this is the one that is the heart of my film watching experience, what I think about when I think about truly great films.  Other lists have bolts out of the blue, but this list, as much as I might disagree about some of the choices (Goodfellas, really?), is what I think about when I think of generally great films that could be agreed upon by a community.

-This is the first year that I have watched all of the top 100.  I have a certain amount of pride in that because I've been working on it.  There are a few that probably should have made the top 100 that I haven't seen yet (not a single Ray is in the top 100-- probably my fault for not having seen them yet), but my journey on the forum is such that I feel that I've "caught up" with the group.

-The second two hundred is, if anything, more interesting than the first.  Perhaps it's because there are some I haven't seen in the second hundred that I really want to, like The Hole.  But it seems to have more forum "charm" than the first hundred, which I suppose has to have the tried but true Citizen Kane, Godfather, Vertigo etc.

-The top fiveI still need to watch on the list are:
137 Beau travail (Claire Denis, 1999)
153 An Angel at My Table (Jane Campion, 1990)
170 Mahanagar (Satyajit Ray, 1963)
173 The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler, 1946)
185 Aguirre: The Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 1972)
These films are now at the top of my list of shame and I will catch up with them this year.
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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #203 on: September 04, 2014, 11:32:08 PM »
Seen everything in the top 200 except:

183 Jane Eyre (Cary Fukunaga, 2011)
196 Goodbye Mr. Chips (Sam Wood, 1939)


Did every film in the top 200 get at least 2 votes?  I see a few from my list that I didn't think got any other votes.
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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #204 on: September 04, 2014, 11:41:37 PM »
Yes, every film in the 200 was at least on two ballots.  Time of the Gypsies, Jane Eyre, Gummo, the Hole, Lucky Star, and The Assassination of Jesse James was only on two ballots, but I think all the others are three or more.
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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #205 on: September 05, 2014, 12:07:16 AM »
...Gummo, ... only on two ballots, but I think all the others are three or more.

And I think correctly in the number 2 position on both if I recall:)

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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #206 on: September 05, 2014, 12:25:23 AM »
Good to see Once Upon A Time In The West getting some love at #5.

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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #207 on: September 05, 2014, 01:16:52 AM »
I've seen 199/200. Like everyone else I need to bump Jane Eyre (Cary Fukunaga, 2011) higher up my Watchlist. (A Sandy/smirnoff cabal.) After that it's #230 Japanese Girls at the Harbor (roujin + sdedalus. All respect to your tastes, but I can wait on that one.) Then The Turn Horse, which I'm saving for a special day.
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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #208 on: September 05, 2014, 05:13:13 AM »
I have seen 6 of the top 10,  :-[

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Re: Filmspotter Top 100 2014-- Discussion
« Reply #209 on: September 05, 2014, 06:57:31 AM »
Haven't seen:

137 Beau travail (Claire Denis, 1999)
153 An Angel at My Table (Jane Campion, 1990)
170 Mahanagar (Satyajit Ray, 1963)
182 Time of the Gypsies (Emir Kusturica, 1988)
183 Jane Eyre (Cary Fukunaga, 2011)
189 Il Posto (Ermanno Olmi, 1961)
194 Gummo (Harmony Korine, 1997)
196 Goodbye Mr. Chips (Sam Wood, 1939)
197 The Long Day Closes (1992, Terence Davies)
198 The Hole (1998, Ming-liang Tsai)