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What are your top five?

Return of the Jedi
4 (7.8%)
Scarface
1 (2%)
Nostalgia
3 (5.9%)
Sans Soleil
1 (2%)
Barefoot Gen
0 (0%)
A Christmas Story
4 (7.8%)
El Sur
0 (0%)
The Right Stuff
3 (5.9%)
The Ballad of Narayama
2 (3.9%)
Le Bal
0 (0%)
A Railway Station for Two
0 (0%)
Zelig
1 (2%)
That Day, on the Beach
0 (0%)
Antarctica
0 (0%)
The Dresser
0 (0%)
El Norte
2 (3.9%)
And the Ship Sails On
0 (0%)
Carmen
1 (2%)
The Meaning of Life
2 (3.9%)
Never Cry Wolf
3 (5.9%)
Danton
0 (0%)
Trading Places
1 (2%)
Local Hero
1 (2%)
L'argent
2 (3.9%)
Angst
1 (2%)
Pauline at the Beach
1 (2%)
The Boys from Fengkuei
0 (0%)
National Lampoon's Vacation
0 (0%)
Terms of Endearment
0 (0%)
Tender Mercies
0 (0%)
Project A
0 (0%)
À nos amours
1 (2%)
Confidentially Yours
0 (0%)
Zappa
0 (0%)
One Deadly Summer
0 (0%)
So Long, Stooge
0 (0%)
Phar Lap
0 (0%)
Three Crowns of the Sailor
0 (0%)
The Family Game
1 (2%)
Sugar Cane Alley
2 (3.9%)
The Makioka Sisters
0 (0%)
Videodrome
2 (3.9%)
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
0 (0%)
The 4th Man
1 (2%)
City of Pirates
0 (0%)
Passionless Moments
0 (0%)
The Outsiders
0 (0%)
The Big Chill
2 (3.9%)
Rumble Fish
0 (0%)
Silkwood
0 (0%)
The Dead Zone
0 (0%)
Educating Rita
0 (0%)
Suburbia
0 (0%)
Crime and Punishment
0 (0%)
WarGames
2 (3.9%)
Testament
0 (0%)
Under Fire
0 (0%)
Careful, He Might Hear You
0 (0%)
My Brother's Wedding
0 (0%)
Strange Brew
0 (0%)
The Hunger
0 (0%)
Octopussy
0 (0%)
Yentl
1 (2%)
Prénom Carmen
1 (2%)
Valley Girl
0 (0%)
Sleepaway Camp
0 (0%)
The House of the Yellow Carpet
0 (0%)
Flashdance
0 (0%)
Michael Jackson: Thriller [short]
0 (0%)
Style Wars [tv]
0 (0%)
Dimensions of Dialogue [short]
0 (0%)
Mickey's Christmas Carol [short]
2 (3.9%)
The Crimson Permanent Assurance [short]
0 (0%)
Down to the Cellar [short]
0 (0%)
Ulysse [short]
0 (0%)
Un jour Pina a demandé...
1 (2%)
Star 80
1 (2%)
Breathless
1 (2%)

Total Members Voted: 12

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Best Film of 1983
« on: November 29, 2008, 06:10:33 AM »
Vote for your favourite film of 1983


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Re: Best Film of 1983
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2008, 07:10:39 AM »
Videodrome. There's something about early Cronenberg that gets to me.
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Re: Best Film of 1983
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2008, 07:16:38 AM »
The Boys from Fengkuei
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Re: Best Film of 1983
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2008, 09:33:36 AM »
The Right Stuff
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Re: Best Film of 1983
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2008, 11:18:51 AM »
Videodrome. There's something about early Cronenberg that gets to me.

he made my 20 directors in the strength of Videodrome, Rabid, Shivers, don't care as much for his recent stuff, either
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Re: Best Film of 1983
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2008, 11:22:21 AM »
Videodrome. There's something about early Cronenberg that gets to me.

he made my 20 directors in the strength of Videodrome, Rabid, Shivers, don't care as much for his recent stuff, either


That wasn't quite what I meant. I think he's just as good now as he was back in the day. However, there is something very raw about his early films that provide them with a quality that's difficult to find. There was a 'no holds barred' quality to them. He makes different movies these days, but I like him just as much.
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Re: Best Film of 1983
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2008, 11:37:13 AM »
The Family Game, probably.

Sans Soleil was good.

So was Videodrome.

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Re: Best Film of 1983
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2008, 11:55:40 AM »
Videodrome. There's something about early Cronenberg that gets to me.

he made my 20 directors in the strength of Videodrome, Rabid, Shivers, don't care as much for his recent stuff, either


That wasn't quite what I meant. I think he's just as good now as he was back in the day. However, there is something very raw about his early films that provide them with a quality that's difficult to find. There was a 'no holds barred' quality to them. He makes different movies these days, but I like him just as much.

yeah, i agree with the rawness.  i think his films have the same theme, just that the last few have been more glossy -  EP and Spider were both good, still haven't done AHoV.   eXistenZ and before all have a different flavor, with the earlier stuff i cited being edgiest. i refer my ruminations on the body to be more griity than less
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Re: Best Film of 1983
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2008, 11:57:42 AM »
Lots I want to see from this year (Le Bal, Scarecrow, Danton, Lianna, etc.), but I'm still very happy voting for Sugar Cane Alley.  Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence and Pit, Pendulum, and Hope are favorites as well.

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Re: Best Film of 1983
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2008, 12:10:56 PM »
Never Cry Wolf, without even looking. It's that good. If it weren't for Amadeus it would be the best film of the 80's, in my mind.