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What are your top five?

Death of Yazdgerd
0 (0%)
Koyaanisqatsi
4 (7.7%)
Blade Runner
5 (9.6%)
The Thing
5 (9.6%)
Fitzcarraldo
6 (11.5%)
Yol
0 (0%)
Gandhi
0 (0%)
Fanny and Alexander
5 (9.6%)
Interrogation
0 (0%)
Pink Floyd: The Wall
6 (11.5%)
Burden of Dreams
2 (3.8%)
Veronika Voss
0 (0%)
Say Amen, Somebody
0 (0%)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
1 (1.9%)
The Plague Dogs
0 (0%)
The King of Comedy
1 (1.9%)
The Verdict
0 (0%)
Missing
0 (0%)
First Blood
0 (0%)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
1 (1.9%)
Sophie's Choice
1 (1.9%)
The Simple-Minded Murderer
0 (0%)
Moonlighting
0 (0%)
Le pre Nol est une ordure
1 (1.9%)
The Atomic Cafe
0 (0%)
Boat People
0 (0%)
Family Relations
0 (0%)
The Secret of NIMH
0 (0%)
Victor Victoria
1 (1.9%)
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
0 (0%)
The Grey Fox
0 (0%)
The Last Unicorn
0 (0%)
The Night of the Shooting Stars
0 (0%)
Time Masters
0 (0%)
Rat-Trap
1 (1.9%)
A Pool Without Water
0 (0%)
Poltergeist
0 (0%)
Tootsie
0 (0%)
Frances
0 (0%)
My Favorite Year
0 (0%)
The Return of Martin Guerre
0 (0%)
That Night in Varennes
0 (0%)
The Prefab People
0 (0%)
The Man from Snowy River
0 (0%)
The Draughtsman's Contract
1 (1.9%)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
1 (1.9%)
The World According to Garp
3 (5.8%)
The Dark Crystal
1 (1.9%)
Diner
0 (0%)
The Year of Living Dangerously
0 (0%)
The State of Things
0 (0%)
A Good Marriage
1 (1.9%)
The Hatter's Ghost
0 (0%)
Experience Preferred... But Not Essential
0 (0%)
White Dog
0 (0%)
Chan Is Missing
0 (0%)
All Night Long
0 (0%)
An Officer and a Gentleman
0 (0%)
Evil Under the Sun
0 (0%)
Deathtrap
1 (1.9%)
Shoot the Moon
0 (0%)
Une Chambre en Ville
1 (1.9%)
Gauche the Cellist
0 (0%)
Conan the Barbarian
0 (0%)
48 Hrs.
1 (1.9%)
Creepshow
0 (0%)
Querelle
0 (0%)
Rocky III
1 (1.9%)
TRON
0 (0%)
Eating Raoul
0 (0%)
Annie
0 (0%)
Hammett
0 (0%)
Godard's Passion
0 (0%)
Cat People
0 (0%)
Domino
1 (1.9%)
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy
0 (0%)
Vincent [short]
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 11

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Re: Best Film of 1982
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2008, 03:16:01 PM »
1. Fitzcarraldo
2. Passion
3. The Verdict
4. Blade Runner
5. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
6. Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan
7. The Secret Of NIMH
8. Conan The Barbarian
9. Burden Of Dreams
10. Fast Times At Ridgemont High
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Re: Best Film of 1982
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2008, 03:40:47 PM »
Nice to see Fitzcarraldo holding its own; I kinda thought Blade Runner would run away with this one.

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Re: Best Film of 1982
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2008, 07:21:43 PM »
King of Comedy.
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Re: Best Film of 1982
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2008, 08:08:33 PM »
My vote: Other - One From the Heart (Coppola) -- 80s US Bracket!!!  Awaiting rediscovery.


Other worthy titles:

All Night Long (Akerman)
Time Masters (Laloux)
Moonlighting (Skolimowski)
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Re: Best Film of 1982
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2008, 08:33:23 PM »
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Best Film of 1982
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2008, 11:46:56 AM »
My faves:


  10. Diner - I tried that trick with the popcorn once.
Turns out, just like in the movie, it doesn't work.
Especially if the girl who you tried it on, while she may be on a date, it isn't with you.

  9. The Wall - I remember my young mind watching this movie & thinking to myself that this is what it must feel like to be on drugs.
Or maybe I was on drugs.
I don't remember.

  8. Tron - I remember my young mind watching this movie & thinking to myself that this is what it must feel like to be on drugs.
Or maybe I was on drugs.
I don't remember.

  7.  48 Hours - I remember as a kid, this is the one that started it all for me as far as the genre of buddy-cop movies go (I didn't watch The French Connection until many years later). In my eyes, this set the standard for the story of how two completely different cops learning to work together was to be told.
Oh wait...  was Eddie Murphy's character a cop in this movie?
I don't remember.

  6. The Thing - I remember my young mind watching this & thinking to myself what a weird & yet kick-ass life-form the Thing was in this movie.

  5. First Blood -I remember my young mind watching this & thinking to myself what a weird & yet kick-ass life-form Sylvester Stallone was in this movie.

  4. Blade Runner - I  remember this is the only film that I saw where I can recall Sean Young looking good.
Or maybe it was just the drugs.
I don't remember.
 
  3. Ghandi - The British Empire, humbled via one man & the power of peaceful resistance.
Nuff said.

  2. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - This movie has gotten such a stigma attached to it, that I easily forget how much I enjoy watching it. After several years of this movie collecting dust on my video collection, I watched it with my 6 yr. old niece a couple of months ago, & I'll be honest with you: I don't know which one of us was left sitting there with more childlike awe & wonder on our faces.
She, b'cuz she thought that E.T., was one amazing tale.
Or me, b'cuz I thought that Elliot's mom was one amazing tail.

  1. The Verdict - Probably my favorite court drama of all time. With almost a seasoned ease, Paul portrays a disheveled, aging, never-has-been, malpractice lawyer who finds within himself the humanity which never really had a chance to surface due to the layered weight of his chronic alcoholism. The movie & Newman's performance sets up very well the desolation & loneliness that the main character moves his life thru as he goes up against the legal system that giganticly favors the "big guys" over the "little guys". One can really get the sense that Newman knows that he stands no chance of winning the case, but continues moving on forward because he is, for the 1st. time in his barely neglible career, fueled by the honesty & goodness of what is right. A feeling that is so new to this character, that, combined with the realizaton that a human life is totally dependent him for justice, it becomes emotion exhilirating enough to keep an almost broken old man to keep fighting on, no matter how high the price.
One of those rare times when the performance comes thru real enough to make us (oh, what am I'm talkin' about this "us" bullsh#t? What I really mean is "me" ) almost believe that even under the most insurmountable odds, there is always some kind of hope
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Re: Best Film of 1982
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2008, 12:44:35 PM »
Really like your top seven here.  The order seems just about right to me.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Best Film of 1982
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2008, 01:18:03 PM »
Thanx, pix.
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Re: Best Film of 1982
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2009, 12:21:37 PM »
Fitzcarraldo
What? What are you talking about? It's girls and spaghetti. We love girls and spaghetti.

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Re: Best Film of 1982
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2010, 10:22:41 AM »
1. Fanny and Alexander
2. Blade Runner
3. Pink Floyd The Wall
4. The Dark Crystal
5. The Prefab People

Honorable: Fitzcarraldo, God Does Not Believe in Us Anymore, Dimensions of Dialogue