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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2014, 05:31:01 AM »
1. Who is your favorite movie director working today?  Miyazaki, he has just released a film, so he counts.
2. Who is the greatest movie director of All Time and what is the worst movie by them you've seen?
3. Who is the greatest living movie Actor and Actress?
4. Who is the greatest movie Actor and Actress of all time?
5. What is your favorite Overlooked Film?
6. What film in your Top 100 gives your list personal charm?
7. What is your favorite TV Show of All Time?   Dr Who
8. Would you rather own the Complete Box Set for Mad Men, Lost, Breaking Bad or Buffy the Vampire Slayer?    Buffy, second choice would be Breaking Bad
9. Which year of cinema was better, 1957 or 1974?
10. Which is better Goodfellas or Magnolia?  N/A
11. Die Hard or Back to the Future?   Die Hard
12. Name one film you're ashamed to admit you still haven't watched.  Clearly I am not ashamed, but it is rather shameful, I have not seen The Godfather
13. Name both your Man Crush and your Woman Crush.

14. For each category, list 1 Favorite and 1 you wish more of us would watch:
Musical -
Horror Movie -
Film Noir -
Documentary - Not Quite Hollywood
Animated Film - Spirited Away / Mary and Max
Western -
James Bond Film -
Performance by an Actor -
Performance by an Actress -

15. Give the following films a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):
The Dark Knight -  80/100
Eraserhead - 55/100
Inception - 75/100
Inglourious Basterds - 72/100
A Serious Man - N/A
Skyfall -  65/100
Tree of Life - 45/100
Watchmen - 70/100

16. Give the following directors a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):
Woody Allen - 40/100
Wes Anderson - 79/100
John Ford – N/A
Werner Herzog - 80/100
Yasujirō Ozu - N/A
Steven Soderbergh - 78/100
Steven Spielberg - 88/100
Quentin Tarantino - 80/100
Johnnie To -
Lars von Trier - 87/100
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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2014, 08:19:10 AM »
Is the performance by actor and actress question in #14 your favourite performances of all-time?

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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2014, 08:57:21 AM »
Doesn't have to be. Should be one popular pick we've probably all seen that you agree with followed by an obscure one you'd like us to watch.
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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2014, 09:21:24 AM »
A review of the most popular Board discussions and a handy catch-up guide to all new members. I’ll keep an index in the next post as Members new and old answer the questions.

1. Who is your favorite movie director working today? - Johnnie To
2. Who is the greatest movie director of All Time and what is the worst movie by them you've seen? - Howard Hawks, A Song is Born
3. Who is the greatest living movie Actor and Actress?
4. Who is the greatest movie Actor and Actress of all time? - Cary Grant and Barbara Stanwyck.
5. What is your favorite Overlooked Film? - hmmm, The Baxter?
6. What film in your Top 100 gives your list personal charm? - Rock-A-Bye Baby
7. What is your favorite TV Show of All Time? - Maison Ikkoku
8. Would you rather own the Complete Box Set for Mad Men, Lost, Breaking Bad or Buffy the Vampire Slayer? - None.
9. Which year of cinema was better, 1957 or 1974? - 1957
10. Which is better Goodfellas or Magnolia? - Goodfellas
11. Die Hard or Back to the Future? - Die Hard
12. Name one film you're ashamed to admit you still haven't watched. - Lawrence of Arabia, I guess.
13. Name both your Man Crush and your Woman Crush. - Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.

14. For each category, list 1 Favorite and 1 you wish more of us would watch:
Musical - I Love Melvin
Horror MovieHalloween II
Film Noir - Force of Evil
Documentary - Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go
Animated Film - Mind Game
Western - Canyon Passage
James Bond Film -
Performance by an Actor -
Performance by an Actress -

15. Give the following films a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):
The Dark Knight - 2
Eraserhead - 7
Inception - 4
Inglourious Basterds - 6
A Serious Man - 5
Skyfall - 3
Tree of Life - 7
Watchmen -

16. Give the following directors a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):
Woody Allen - 5
Wes Anderson - 8
John Ford – 10
Werner Herzog - 5
Yasujirō Ozu - 9
Steven Soderbergh - 5
Steven Spielberg - 7
Quentin Tarantino - 6
Johnnie To - 9
Lars von Trier - 3
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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2014, 10:38:06 AM »
. Who is your favorite movie director working today? The Coen Brothers
2. Who is the greatest movie director of All Time and what is the worst movie by them you've seen? Stanley Kubrick, Paths of Glory
3. Who is the greatest living movie Actor and Actress? Guy Pearce, Juliette Binoche
4. Who is the greatest movie Actor and Actress of all time? ...I can't even figure out how to sneak up on this question.
5. What is your favorite Overlooked Film? I Heart Huckabees
6. What film in your Top 100 gives your list personal charm? Charade
7. What is your favorite TV Show of All Time? Mad Men
8. Would you rather own the Complete Box Set for Mad Men, Lost, Breaking Bad or Buffy the Vampire Slayer? I already own what of Mad Men has been released
9. Which year of cinema was better, 1957 or 1974?
10. Which is better Goodfellas or Magnolia?
11. Die Hard or Back to the Future?
12. Name one film you're ashamed to admit you still haven't watched. A Hard Day's Night
13. Name both your Man Crush and your Woman Crush.  Jeff Goldblum, Adele Exarchopoulos

14. For each category, list 1 Favorite and 1 you wish more of us would watch:
Musical - My Fair Lady, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Horror Movie - Night of the Living Dead, The Descent
Film Noir -
Documentary - Seven Up!, Sherman's March
Animated Film - Kiki's Delivery Service, Whisper of the Heart
Western - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Silverado
James Bond Film - Casino Royale, I think everyone can make their own life choices here
Performance by an Actor - Robert Mitchum, The Night of the Hunter
Performance by an Actress - Irène Jacob, The Double Life of Véronique

15. Give the following films a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):
The Dark Knight - C
Eraserhead - B+
Inception - D
Inglourious Basterds - B-
A Serious Man - A++
Skyfall - C-
Tree of Life - B
Watchmen - D-

16. Give the following directors a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):
Woody Allen - C
Wes Anderson - A
John Ford – B
Werner Herzog - A
Yasujirō Ozu - A
Steven Soderbergh - C
Steven Spielberg - B
Quentin Tarantino - B
Johnnie To - C
Lars von Trier - B

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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2014, 11:02:05 AM »
1. Who is your favorite movie director working today?

Johnnie To

2. Who is the greatest movie director of All Time and what is the worst movie by them you've seen?

Alfred Hitchcock, Champagne

3. Who is the greatest living movie Actor and Actress?

Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Cate Blanchett

4. Who is the greatest movie Actor and Actress of all time?

James Stewart and Barbara Stanwyck

5. What is your favorite Overlooked Film?

Millennium Mambo (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2001)

6. What film in your Top 100 gives your list personal charm?

Righting Wrongs (Corey Yuen, 1986)

7. What is your favorite TV Show of All Time?

The Simpsons

8. Would you rather own the Complete Box Set for Mad Men, Lost, Breaking Bad or Buffy the Vampire Slayer?

Mad Men

9. Which year of cinema was better, 1957 or 1974?

1957

10. Which is better Goodfellas or Magnolia?

Goodfellas

11. Die Hard or Back to the Future?

Back to the Future

12. Name one film you're ashamed to admit you still haven't watched.

Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray, 1955)

13. Name both your Man Crush and your Woman Crush.

Ben Whishaw and Maggie Cheung

14. For each category, list 1 Favorite and 1 you wish more of us would watch:

Musical - Singin' in the Rain, Kiss Me Kate
Horror Movie - Night of the Hunter, They Live
Film Noir - Touch of Evil, Out of the Past
Documentary - F for Fake, La Commune (Paris 1871)
Animated Film - Whisper of the Heart, Only Yesterday
Western - Fort Apache, Two Rode Together
James Bond Film - From Russia with Love, On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Performance by an Actor - James Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Leslie Cheung in Nomad
Performance by an Actress - Juliette Binoche in Three Colors: Blue, Maggie Cheung in Comrades Almost a Love Story

15. Give the following films a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):
The Dark Knight - 2
Eraserhead - 4.5
Inception - 2.5
Inglourious Basterds - 4.5
A Serious Man - 4
Skyfall - 2
Tree of Life - 5
Watchmen - 2.5

16. Give the following directors a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):
Woody Allen - 4.5
Wes Anderson - 5
John Ford – 5
Werner Herzog - 4.5
Yasujirō Ozu - 5
Steven Soderbergh - 2
Steven Spielberg - 4
Quentin Tarantino - 4
Johnnie To - 5
Lars von Trier - 1.5
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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2014, 11:28:36 AM »
I'll take this on in pieces. Have it complete in a week or so.


1. Who is your favorite movie director working today?

If every director made a movie and they were all coming out on the same day I would probably go with the one by the Coen Brothers.

There are several living/working directors who I would put higher on a top directors of all time list perhaps, but they aren't making their best movies now (dudes from the New Hollywood era).

2. Who is the greatest movie director of All Time and what is the worst movie by them you've seen?

Alfred Hitchcock, Number 17 probably being the worst. The few Ive seen that I didnt like were on a box set of his early British work and I dont distinguish them from each other well. That was like 10 years ago that I watched them.

3. Who is the greatest living movie Actor and Actress?

Similar to question 1 response....

Daniel Day Lewis is my favorite actor. Emma Thompson maybe for actresses?

Living I would say Nadakai and Hara.

4. Who is the greatest movie Actor and Actress of all time?

I would probably say Jimmy Stewart and Ingrid Bergman.

5. What is your favorite Overlooked Film?
/looks at list
//ponders definition of "Overlooked"
///wonders why half of these movies would apply

I like Jeanne Dielman

6. What film in your Top 100 gives your list personal charm?

I just got rid of my Top 100 because I didn't feel like it was doing all that well as a cross section of the movies I love.

7. What is your favorite TV Show of All Time?

Probably the Simpsons. In this new Golden Age of TV Sopranos and Mad Men have been my favorites.

8. Would you rather own the Complete Box Set for Mad Men, Lost, Breaking Bad or Buffy the Vampire Slayer?

Mad Men, by a significant margin

9. Which year of cinema was better, 1957 or 1974?

1957, although 1974 is more responsible for helping me fall in love with movies. Good year for the US.

10. Which is better Goodfellas or Magnolia?

Goodfellas is one of my 25 or so favorite movies, Magnolia is probably my least favorite PT Anderson movie, although I still like it ok.

11. Die Hard or Back to the Future?

Probably Back to the Future

12. Name one film you're ashamed to admit you still haven't watched.

Beau Travail

13. Name both your Man Crush and your Woman Crush.

James Franco and ScarJo

14. For each category, list 1 Favorite and 1 you wish more of us would watch:
Musical -
Horror Movie -
Film Noir -
Documentary -
Animated Film -
Western -
James Bond Film -
Performance by an Actor -
Performance by an Actress -

15. Give the following films a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):
The Dark Knight - 5
Eraserhead - 7
Inception - 6
Inglourious Basterds - 8
A Serious Man - 8
Skyfall - 4
Tree of Life - 10
Watchmen - 1

16. Give the following directors a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):
Woody Allen - 9
Wes Anderson - 7
John Ford – 9
Werner Herzog - 6
Yasujirō Ozu - 9
Steven Soderbergh - 6
Steven Spielberg - 7
Quentin Tarantino - 8
Johnnie To - 7
Lars von Trier - 4

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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2014, 12:21:53 PM »
1. Who is your favorite movie director working today? The Coen Brothers- noirs favourite sons

2. Who is the greatest movie director of All Time and what is the worst movie by them you've seen? Hitchcock- Under Capricorn

3. Who is the greatest living movie Actor and Actress? Jack Nicholson but that's for a body of work that ended with the 70s. Still alive tho'. Chewitel Ejiofor- currently. Amy Adams...you've seen American Hustle right?

4. Who is the greatest movie Actor and Actress of all time? It's usually William Holden with me, but I've seen a lot of Toshiro Mifune recently. The divine Myrna Loy or the emasculating talents of Katherine Hepburn.

5. What is your favorite Overlooked Film? Cockfighter

6. What film in your Top 100 gives your list personal charm? Brighton Rock

7. What is your favorite TV Show of All Time? Edge of Darkness (ok it's really The Wire but some things don't need saying).

8. Would you rather own the Complete Box Set for Mad Men, Lost, Breaking Bad or Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Mad Men

12. Name one film you're ashamed to admit you still haven't watched. If I was ashamed to admit it then I wouldn't, would I?

13. Name both your Man Crush and your Woman Crush. Charles McGraw Young-ae Lee, Olivia de Havilland reincarnated.

14. For each category, list 1 Favorite and 1 you wish more of us would watch:
Sci-Fi- Close Encounters, The Hidden
Musical - Hedwig and the Angry Inch, ditto
Horror Movie - The Devils, yep that'll do
Film Noir - Shoot The Piano Player, The Red House/ Rampart/ Prince of the City/ Ossessione/ The Boston Strangler
Documentary - Exit Through The Gift Shop, Senna
Animated Film - Akira, Creature Comforts
War- Army of Shadows, Breaker Morant
Western - The Wild Bunch, The Shooting
James Bond Film - Goldfinger, OHMSS
Performance by an Actor - Robert Mitchum, Cape Fear, Mr. Ejiofor, Dirty Pretty Things
Performance by an Actress - Naomi Watts, Mulholland Drive, Amy Seimetz, Upstream Color

15. Give the following films a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):
The Dark Knight - B+
Eraserhead - B
Inception - B
Inglourious Basterds - B
A Serious Man - B+
Skyfall - B
Tree of Life - no thanks
Watchmen - B

16. Give the following directors a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):
Woody Allen - Old A-, new dunno
Wes Anderson - Old B+, new dunno
John Ford – A-
Werner Herzog - A
Yasujirō Ozu - dunno
Steven Soderbergh - A
Steven Spielberg - Old A, New B
Quentin Tarantino - Old A, New B-
Johnnie To - B+ (1 film)
Lars von Trier - B+ (1 film)
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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2014, 01:01:17 PM »
1957 is crushing it! ;D

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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2014, 02:40:57 PM »
1. Who is your favorite movie director working today? Hirokazu Koreeda
2. Who is the greatest movie director of All Time and what is the worst movie by them you've seen? Akira Kurosawa, The Most Beautiful
3. Who is the greatest living movie Actor and Actress? Chewitel Ejiofor, Marion Cotillard
4. Who is the greatest movie Actor and Actress of all time? Toshirô Mifune, Barbara Stanwyck
5. What is your favorite Overlooked Film? Sundays and Cybele (1962)
6. What film in your Top 100 gives your list personal charm? Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
7. What is your favorite TV Show of All Time? The Andy Griffith Show (Only the seasons with Don Knotts)
8. Would you rather own the Complete Box Set for Mad Men, Lost, Breaking Bad or Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Breaking Bad, Just need to buy the fifth season, and I will fulfill this question.
9. Which year of cinema was better, 1957 or 1974? 1957
10. Which is better Goodfellas or Magnolia? Haven't seen Magnolia
11. Die Hard or Back to the Future? Die Hard
12. Name one film you're ashamed to admit you still haven't watched. See question 10.
13. Name both your Man Crush and your Woman Crush. Bruce Lee, Claudia Cardinale

14. For each category, list 1 Favorite and 1 you wish more of us would watch:
Musical - The Commitments (1991), The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)
Horror Movie - Repulsion (1965), Onibaba (1964)
Film Noir - Double Indemnity (1944), Touchez pas au grisbi (1954)
Documentary - Night and Fog (1955), The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)
Animated Film - Duck Amuck (1953), 5 Centimeters per Second (2007)
Western - Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
James Bond Film - From Russia with Love (1962) for both
Performance by an Actor - Robert Donat in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
Performance by an Actress - Kinuyo Tanaka in The Life of Oharu (1952)

15. Give the following films a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):
The Dark Knight - 60/100
Eraserhead - N/A
Inception - N/A
Inglourious Basterds - 40/100
A Serious Man - N/A
Skyfall - N/A
Tree of Life - N/A
Watchmen - N/A

16. Give the following directors a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):
Woody Allen - C
Wes Anderson - D+
John Ford – C+
Werner Herzog - Only watched one film, N/A
Yasujirō Ozu - C+
Steven Soderbergh - C
Steven Spielberg - C-
Quentin Tarantino - F-
Johnnie To - N/A
Lars von Trier - N/A
            
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